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September 11, 2012
The Herald-Star

Historical group dinner Sept. 18

The Jefferson County Historical Association will holds its annual meeting and banquet Sept. 18 at the Steubenville Country Club with cocktails and hors d'oeuvres at 6 p.m. and dinner at 7 p.m.

Richard "Dick" Phillips, a local historian and Rotarian from St. Clairsville, will discuss Arthur St. Clair, the first governor of the Northwest Territory.

The cost is $30 per person with the entree choice between chicken parmesan or orange roughy. Reservations and payments are due to JCHA, P.O. Box 4268, Steubenville, OH 43952.

Clarification on registration

A chronic disease self-management program, a small group workshop that will meet two and a half hours once a week for six weeks, will be held at the Franciscan University of Steubenville, beginning Sept. 17 and continuing on Sept. 24 and Oct. 1, 8, 15 and 22 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

The classes are free and open to the public.

To register for the class, contact Joe Loizzo at the university at (740) 283-3771, asking for the health department.

Three Score Seniors meet

Three Score Seniors met Aug. 23 at Undo's at the Holiday Inn - Weirton with President Barbara Purks presiding.

Following dinner, Vice President Larry Purks introduced the entertainment, singer Paul Grant. Dennis Jones of the Weirton Area Museum and Cultural Center will provide next month's entertainment, showing a film about Weirton Steel Corp. during World War II.

Secretary Pat Deletka and Treasurer Joan Villa gave reports.

Tour Chair Regina Truax announced the following trips: Oct. 10, American Bandstand at the Chadwick in Wexford, Pa.; Oct. 14-20, Branson, Mo.; and Nov. 12-16, Nashville, Tenn.

For information, contact Truax at (304) 723-0419.

Membership Chair Josie Elliot introduced new members Lester Stuchemeyer and Bob and Mary Lou Deku. She also advised members to review their by-laws in order to stay in good standing.

Reservation Chair Vivian Weigel announced 141 members and Jackie Cox, Ada Barnhart's guest; Cindy Toth, Betty Mentzer's guest; and Rena Malson, John Geary's guest, were in attendance.

Sunshine Chair Winnie Kemp reported on cards sent.

Appointed to the nominating committee were Chair Marlene Hare, Betty Virtue, Vivian Weigel, Jack Cummings and Joann Gorrell. A report will be given at the October meeting.

Hospitality Chair Jim Hare gave prizes to Marilyn Hinchee, Betty Mentzer, Mary Ann Tassey, Betty Morgan and Barbara Libengood. Other prize winners were Nancy Smurda and Judy Gaynor, Bob Deku, Dick Bailey, Dee LaRosa, Martha Garan and Santo Gubetti.

Jack Cummings awarded the 50/25/25 to Bob Deku and Marilyn Hinchee.

The Sept. 27 meeting will have a sports theme. Those interested in joining the group should contact Purks at (304) 723-1103.

Nifty Needles updated on guild event

The Nifty Needles Neighborhood Group of the Pittsburgh Chapter of the American Sewing Guild met recently at the First Christian Church located on Main Street, Weirton, with Leader Carol Village welcoming nine members to the September meeting.

Susan Maze announced the guild's Christmas Tea would be held Dec. 1 at the Edgewood Country Club in Pittsburgh. There will be a handmade coaster exchange, Chinese auction and fashion show, with members modeling their own creations.

During show-and-tell, Kay Nixon displayed two counted cross-stitch squares, "Garden Babies." They will be incorporated into a quilt for a terminally ill child. Middy Freese displayed a cloth tic-tac-toe board; Nancy Sanders, a child's craft apron; and Dale Negle, a felted rabbit picture.

Negle presented a program on ruffled scarves, and members were given variegated ribbon yarn, needles and instructions. Members displayed the floral pins they had created from colored zippers, having received instruction from Sanders on the project at the August meeting.

JoAnne Gorrell was awarded the door prize.

Village will present the October program.

Shanagu club plans trip, party

The Mingo Junction Shanagu Senior Citizens Club met Aug. 29 with Rose Karas, vice president, presiding.

Karas announced there will be a bus trip to Wheeling Downs Racetrack and Gaming Center on Oct. 10. The cost is $10, and the casino will give a $25 bonus. For information on the trip, call Karas at (740) 282-0749. Plans also are being made for the annual Christmas party to be held at the Mingo Knights of Columbus Hall, which will include dinner and entertainment. Prize winners were Georgia Brooks, Connie Sohovich, Mary Gampolo, Frankie Darrah and Barb Jackson. The Shanagu Club meets every Wednesday from noon to 3 p.m. at the Mingo Senior Center. New members are welcome. Members play bingo prior to meetings.

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