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November 5, 2012
By JANICE R. KIASKI - Community editor ( , The Herald-Star

Benefit Saturday

for Coats for Kids

A "Winter Extravaganza Hair & Fashion Show" Saturday at the Steubenville Country Club is being organized to generate proceeds to benefit Coats for Kids.

It will be held Saturday from noon to 4 p.m.

Organizer Teresa Riffee of Wintersville is the chairman of the event being sponsored by Balloon Fantasy of Wintersville, Jill James Fashions of Weirton, Signature Hair Design of Wintersville and WTOV9.

There will be a variety of vendors on hand, and there will be a Chinese auction. Admission is $5 at the door. Patrons can visit vendor stations and watch a hair and fashion show beginning at 2 p.m. and featuring Jill James Fashions and Signature Hair Designs.

Snowbird also will be on hand.

Proceeds from admission and the Chinese auction will be donated to Coats for Kids along with a percentage from vendor stations. Donations also are welcome with checks made payable to Coats for Kids.

Anyone interested in being a vendor or having questions can contact Riffee at (740) 632-8196.

Riffee said that in childhood she knew what it was like to not have coats during the winter and now in adult hopes to give back by having the event generate money for the charity.

Quarter auction in

Hopedale Saturday

A quarter auction to benefit the Harrison County Relay for Life of the American Cancer Society will be held Saturday at the Hopedale Social Hall

Doors open at 11 a.m. for patrons to browse vendors' tables and enjoy concessions. Bidding begins promptly at 1 p.m.

Tickets are $5 each and must be purchased in advance. Contact Anisa Rocchi at (740) 391-6538 or Mindy Madzia at (330) 340-3192.

No one under 18 is allowed.

"Bring your rolls of quarters and a friend," notes a news release offering an explanation of what a quarter auction entails. "Twenty various direct sales vendors will be set up that day to 'auction' off three different items each. That's 60 awesome items you could walk away with for 25 cents, 50 cents or 75 cents. Companies like Pampered Chef, Partylite, Jewel Kade Jewelry, Dove Chocolates, Home Interior, etc. will be there. The auction runs in three rounds with vendors showing/telling about their item and giving its retail cost before you decide if you want to 'bid' on it with your quarter(s). If your number on your auction paddle given to you at the door is drawn, you win that prize."

Holiday tour

tickets on sale

The Woman's Club of New Cumberland, a member of the General Federation of Women's Clubs of West Virginia, is selling ticket for the annual holiday tour presented by the Hancock County Arts Council under the sponsorship of the Top of West Virginia Convention and Visitors Bureau.

The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 17. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at the Swaney Memorial Library.

The seven sites on the tour this year are: DiBartolomeo home, Weirton; Shirer home, Weirton; Grishkevich home, New Cumberland; Homer Laughlin China Co., Newell; Reed home, Chester; Juszczak home, Chester; and the Calcott house, Chester.

A reception with light refreshments will be held from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the Swaney Memorial Library. It is sponsored by the Woman's Club of New Cumberland.

Hospice volunteer

training is Nov. 17

Valley Hospice of Trinity Health Systems will be conducting free training sessions for hospice volunteers with the first training session set for Nov. 17 at Mount Olive Baptist Church, located on Weir Avenue in Weirton, beginning at 9 a.m.

The training sessions are open to the public. There is no charge for the training. Once volunteers are trained, they will receive a certificate which allows them to serve as a hospice volunteer throughout the United States, without having to be trained again.

All training will be conducted by Debbie Barto, hospice director of volunteers. All supplies will be given to each volunteer. Light refreshments will be available.

For information, contact Clemmie Payton Frierson, hospice volunteer, at (304) 604-2066.

Diabetes topic of

library program

"Take Charge of Your Diabetes through the Holidays" will be the topic presented by the Ohio State University Extension at the Puskarich Public Library System from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.

"What to cook or eat during the holiday season can be challenging for those with diabetes. A careful meal plan is the first step in controlling blood sugar and also the hardest step in diabetes control," Joseph Maiorano, extension educator and family consumer science agent, said.

The program will provide nutrition education and holiday cooking ideas for people with diabetes and their family members or caregivers.

There will be live cooking demonstrations and a chance to sample delicious food prepared for diabetics. Those attending will learn new skills to manage their diabetes and gain new insights in healthy eating.

Registration is needed and can be made at (740) 942-2623.

A class on making gift boxes from new or recycled Christmas cards will be held at 6 p.m. Dec. 3 at the library. The boxes can hold small gifts for holiday giving. Call to register.

Toronto Senior

Citizens gather

Doris Matyas presided at the Toronto Senior Citizens meeting held Oct. 25 where Angie Kurty was a guest and new members were Nancy Clancey and Sol Robinson.

Lola Swanagan gave the blessing for the covered-dish dinner. Reports were given by Shirley Rebich, Joyce Dobbs and Rosemary Bonofine.

The kitchen committee for November is Carole Eddy, Arlene Zahniser, Irene Sabados, Doris Martaus, Anna Tomovich, Nancy Taggart, Cinda Hollister and Marilyn Altobell.

There are seats available for the trip to Denmark, Norway, and Sweden on July 12-24, 2013. Call (740) 537-3064 if interested. Entertainment was provided by Ted Mason, Peg DeSantis and Virginia Stimpert.

The 50/50 was won by Pat Pfabe. Door prize winners were Dorothy and Tony Farrister, Paulette Morrocco, Ginny Speedy, Libby Conrad and Joyce Dobbs. Bingo winners were Agnes Rohal, Elvera Mihalik, Marilyn Peckens, Terry Mamula, Dee Fouts and Angie Kurty.

Scat winners were Duke Pfabe, Doris Matyas, Terry Mamula, Carole Eddy, Ken Rose and Richard Dobbs.

The next meeting will be held Thursday at the Roosevelt Building.

Tri-State Bridge winners listed

In open pairs play Oct. 26, winners were Sylvia Camilli and Shirley roush, first, and Joseph Dragoun and Carl Hamill, second.

Prima Donna Red

Hat Club meets

Members of the Prima Donna Red Hat Club met at Damon's in Steubenville for their October meeting. Ruth Sterling was the hostess.

Polly Ciancetta and Tillie Lowell were prize winners.

Members agreed to purchase two food baskets for the needy - one for Thanksgiving and one for Christmas. A donation for a needy family also will be given. All the donations are made possible from dues that the members collect.

Edie Truax will be the hostess for the next meeting.

Nursing school

Alumni gather

The Ohio Valley Hospital/Trinity School of Nursing Alumni Association met Oct. 18 at the Starkdale Presbyterian Church social hall for a covered-dish dinner meeting where the success of the centennial celebration in August was discussed.

It was noted that there picture directories, DVDs and programs for sale by calling Blanche Williams, president, at (740) 282-6502.

Officers for the 2012-13 term were elected with Williams to continue serving as president; Charlamayne Biacco, vice president; Judy Owings, treasurer; and Dani Manalac, secretary.

The organization's next project was voted to be giving two students a $500 scholarship each. This will be awarded to an incoming senior student at the end of the first year of study.

The nurses cabinet in the lobby of Trinity East contains a selection of memorial items donated by many doctors, nurses and the hospital. Alumni members have volunteered to clean and vary the displayed items over the next year. The alumni are anticipating adding some new displays soon, including pictures of past graduating classes.

All graduates of the program and any nurses who worked at either Ohio Valley Hospital or Trinity for a period of at least one year are invited to join the alumni association.

The next regular meeting will be held April 17, 2013.

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