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March 21, 2013
The Herald-Star

Women's clubs meet this weekend at convention

GFWC-West Virginia General Clubs and GFWC West Virginia Juniors are meeting this weekend, Friday through Sunday, for their third joint convention, at the Greenbrier Resort in White Sulphur Springs, W.Va.

Mary Ellen Laister, the national president, will be the keynote speaker for the event, which is the the 107th-annual GFWC-WV convention and the 80th-annual GFWC-WV Junior Convention. Carol Allen, GFWC-WV president, is presiding over the session, which also will involve Kristi Atha-Rader, director of junior clubs.

Serving as hostesses are Marianne Bayer, president of the Eastern District, and Linda Campbell, president of the West District. Rita Lynch is convention chairman.

The event will include workshops on diabetes, domestic violence and leadership.

Local representation will include Helen Moren, GFWC-WV secretary and member of the Bethany Woman's Club; Jo-Ellen Wright, Northern District president; and members of the Weirton Woman's Club and 20th Century Club of Follansbee.

Vendors sought for indoor yard sale on April 13

The Wellsburg Women of the Moose are planning an indoor yard sale from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 13 at the Loyal Order of Moose Lodge located at 844 Main St., Wellsburg.

Eight-foot tables are available to local vendors to sell their products for $10 a table.

Anyone interested in donating items to the sale or renting a table can contact Sonya at (304) 737-0178.

Sands of Time performing

at E.S. center dance

The Sands of Time will provide music for a dance set for Saturday at the East Springfield Community Center located on county Road 39 next to the East Springfield Volunteer Fire Department.

It will be held from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Admission is $5. Refreshments will be available.

Rivers Edge Garden Club

members hold meeting

Ginny Popson was the hostess for the Feb. 14 meeting of the Rivers Edge Garden Club of Toronto.

Members brought several of their pressed flowers with Popson providing various size rocks, birdhouses, sun catchers and colored paper to use to make various crafts with them. Members also participated in a silent auction.

Popson prepared and served a light dinner. There were 10 members in attendance who answered roll call by reporting on what spring flowering bulbs they had planted this year.

Reports were given by Beth Cooper, secretary, and Betty Stewart, treasurer.

The club received thank-you notes, including from the Toronto Kiwanis Club.

During committee reports, Gail Saner, scrapbook committee, shared photos she had taken at meetings. Under a beautification report, Stewart discussed what types of plants and shrubs club members might be interested in planting in the pink garden at Newburg Landing.

Popson thanked members for bringing canned goods and paper products for the Toronto Food Pantry.

The next meeting will be held at the home of Mary Jane Ighnat with the guest speaker to be announced.

Toronto chamber plans

fashion show April 6

The Toronto Ohio Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a fashion show and luncheon on April 6 at Karaffa Elementary School, 1307 Dennis Way, Toronto.

Doors open at 11 a.m. with a variety of vendors on hand. A style show will feature Anna-Kay's Unique Fashions.

Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at Anna-Kay's in Steubenville, Toronto Apothecary, Clarke Funeral Home, THS Alumni Association and the chamber office at 107 N. Fourth St., Toronto.

There will be advance tickets sales only. For information, call (740) 537-1250.

Moving On members

gather for meeting

The March 10 meeting of Moving On, a group open to widows and widowers, was held at Undo's in Weirton with Norma Boni, president, presiding.

Jack Davis gave the blessing, and Christine Brown gave a reading.

Guests welcomed were Jennie Avoli, Ruth Daugherty, Barbara McCoy, Bedorine and Herb Simms.

Table prizes were St. Patrick's Day hats won by Norma Boni, Betty Jeffries, Ruth Daugherty, Martha Wright, Jack Davis and Richard Kimmel.

Ruth Daugherty won the 50-50.

Other prize winners were Nick Rodriguez, Joe Quattrone, Ruth Jackson, Janet Saner and Cindy Gilbert.

Widows or widowers interested in joining the group can contact Saner at (740) 537-4487. Annual dues are $10, and dinners are $12.

The next meeting will be held April 14.

'Golden Girls' enjoy

meeting, luncheon, cards

The March 5 meeting of the "Golden Girls" was held at the Ville Restaurant in Steubenville with Becki Manion serving as hostess.

Following the meeting and luncheon, members played 500 Bid with first prize awarded to Virginia Belardine; second prize, Virginia Honey Farr; third prize, Eleanor DeLoretta; and booby prize, Adrianna Marangoni.

Free diabetic foot

screening set for Friday

Medi Home Care, 105 Main St., Wintersville, will host a free diabetic foot screenings for diabetic shoes on Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call (740) 266-3974 to make an appointment.

Toronto Senior Citizens

welcome new member

Doris Matyas presided at the March 14 Toronto Senior Citizens meeting where Robert Owen was welcomed as a new member.

Paula Krensavage gave the blessing for the covered-dish dinner, sharing a story about St. Patrick's Day and leading members in opening ceremonies.

Members played a bingo card game. There will be no meeting on March 28 because of Holy Week.

Reports were given by Shirley Rebich, Joyce Dobbs and Rosemary Bonofine.

A moment of silence was observed in memory of Anna Tomovich, who died March 12.

Birthdays and anniversaries for March were acknowledged.

Emma Haught won the 50-50 drawing. Door prize winners were Bea Troski, Angie Kurty, Ruth White, Bill Baier, Rosemary Bonofine, Phil Cicone, Arlene and Bob Zahniser, Deanna Starr, Blanche Williams, Dee Fouts, Nancy Ludewig, Irene Miller and Irene Sabados.

Bingo winners were Joyce Dobbs, Becky Swickard, Jane Hanuscin, David Krause and Pat Pfabe.

Lola Swanagan gave reports on 2013 trips, including: May 5, Cabaret Theater, "You Say Tomato;" July 31, Columbiana Theater, "Speakn Easy;" and Sept. 16-19, Smokies, Ashville, Biltmore, Dollywood, Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg, Mt. Airy and Andy Griffith Museum.

For trip information, contact Swanagan at (740) 537-4977 or Doris at (740) 537-3064.

Scat winners were Jane Hanuscin, Karen Krause, Richard Dobbs and Bill Baier.

The next meeting will be held April 11 at the Roosevelt Building.

Alzheimer's support

group meeting tonight

The Alzheimer's Association will be holding its monthly caregiver support group meeting tonight at 6 p.m. at Eastern Gateway Community College, 4000 Sunset Blvd., Room 1500, Steubenville.

For information, call the Alzheimer's Association at (330) 650-0552 or 1 (800) 272-3900.

Holiday activities set

in Wells Township

Wells Township will be holding an Easter egg hunt on Saturday at the North End Park beginning at 11:30 a.m.

Following the hunt, participants can enjoy a visit with the Easter Bunny at the Brilliant American Legion until 1 p.m.

An Easter party will be held Sunday at the Wells Township Community Center with two sessions planned because of a high turnout in 2012. One party will be held from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. with the other one from 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. To RSVP, contact Liz Cook Wells Township recreation director, at (740) 598-3967 or (740) 632-6253.

The parties will include egg decorating, cookie decorating, games, crafts and lunch. The Easter Bunny will be on hand and available for photographs. Volunteers are being sought to help with the event.

WHS Class of 1983

seeking classmates

The Wintersville High School's Class of 1983 is planning a reunion for June 15 and is looking for former classmates.

Individuals with information can send e-mails to

Community Easter

party set for Saturday

Meadowbrook Church of God in Rayland will be hosting a community Easter party from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday with registration beginning at 10 a.m.

There will be Easter cookie decorating, games and crafts. It is open to the public.

Art Beal, band at

Country Friends

Country Friends will host Art Beal and the Country Tradition band on Saturday at the Memorial Hall located at 402 Old Police Lodge Road, Colliers.

Country Friends has events every Monday, Friday and Saturday there. The door open at 6 p.m. each Saturday, and the dance starts at 7 p.m. On Monday and Friday, the doors open at 4 p.m., and open mic begins at 6 p.m. Participants can bring a covered dish if they so desire for the meal that begins at 5 p.m. For information, call (304) 527-4253 or (304) 479-1270. The website is

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