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January 16, 2013
The Herald-Star

Elks hosting pasta dinner on Sunday

The Weirton Elks Lodge 1801 past exalted rulers will host members and guests at the monthly pasta dinner from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday at the lodge located on Main Street, Weirton.

Dinner includes salad, pasta, bread, butter, dessert and coffee or tea. The cost is $6 for adults and $3 for children 10 and under.

One ticket will be selected for a free dinner at the February pasta Sunday dinner.

Respite grand opening Friday

The Sunny Day Congregate Respite will have a grand opening from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday at the facility located at 1052 County Road, Weirton, adjacent to St. Peter's AME Church.

The facility will provide families who have a loved one suffering from Alzheimer's disease or dementia a place to leave their loved ones in a safe environment.

Sunny Day Respite will provide meals, task assistance, medication prompts, cognitive drills and activities. The staff is Alzheimer's Association-trained. Clients can stay a minimum of one hour or a maximum of 12 hours.

The site will be open from 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., and fees will be based on a sliding scale. Private pay is $13 per hour. Transportation is not available at this time.

Gardeners holding round robin

The Tri-State Area Master Gardeners will hold their fourth-annual round robin from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Jan. 26 at the Mary H. Weir Public Library located on Main Street, Weirton.

Members will discuss annual, perennials, herbs, vegetable gardens, sun and shade gardens, lawns, butterfly and bird gardens, trees and shrubs, deer and other pests and ponds and water gardens.

The cost is $5 for those who pre-register and $7 at the door.

For information or to register, call the West Virginia University Hancock County Extension Office at (304) 564-3805 or send an e-mail to

Country Friends holding dance

Country Friends will host Hank Vincent and the Stone Street Station Saturday at the Memorial Hall located at 402 Old Police Lodge Road, Colliers.

The doors open at 6 p.m., and the dance starts at 7 p.m. Country Friends hosts covered-dish dinner and open mic nights each Friday and Monday. The doors open at 4 p.m., the meal begins at 5 p.m., and open mic begins at 6 p.m.

Country Friends Foundation Inc. is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting Christianity, friendship and brotherly love through music. All proceeds go to charity.

For information, call (304) 527-4253 or (304) 479-1270 or visit the website at

Gadabouts plan February outing

Claudia Clevenger, Gadabouts tour director, has announced that there will be a day trip to Wheeling Island Hotel, Casino and Racetrack on Feb. 18 with the bus leaving from the parking lot of Riesbeck's in Wintersville at 11 a.m.

For details or reservations, contact Clevenger at (740) 264-5678.

Feline Fix-It

clinics continue

Need alteration surgery for your cat, but can't afford the cost?

Hounds' Haven Animal Shelter is continuing its weekly low-cost spay/neuter clinics for cats only. The offer is limited to households in need, or for any household caring for stray cats in their area.

Cat spays are $35, and cat neuters are $20. Patrons are required to schedule an appointment and pre-pay. Call the shelter at (740) 733-8546, leave a message and expect a contact regarding appointment time and instructions.

Hounds' Haven is a private, nonprofit, "quality-of-life" shelter for homeless pets from around the Ohio Valley. It provides quality care for life to hundreds of animals each day. It also operates a comprehensive pet adoption program, public education and low-cost pet medical services.

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