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April 1, 2013
The Herald-Star

'Celebrate Central'

fundraiser detailed

The third-annual "Celebrate Central" fundraiser with all proceeds to benefit Catholic Central High School will be held April 13 from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. at the Mingo Knights of Columbus Hall.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

Music will be provided by the U.S. Kids/Spinning Jenny with the event including drawings, a live auction and food. There will be a cash bar.

Tickets are $20 in advance and available at Catholic Central High School's office where the phone number is (740) 264-5538.

They also are available in advance at Scaffidi's Restaurant, Two Brothers Dry Cleaners and Valley Wine Cellar.

Tickets will be $30 at the door.

The fundraiser is being sponsored by the CCHS Home and School Association.

Tri-State Marine

Auxiliary meets

The Tri-State Marine Corps Club Auxiliary held its March meeting at the Serbian American Cultural Center in Weirton with Darlene Kemp, vice president, presiding.

Marcy Spano read devotions, and Elizabeth Shipe, second vice president, led members in opening ceremonies.

Carol Lyons, secretary, gave a report and read thank-you letters from the West Virginia Veterans Home in Barboursville for birthday cards and 2013 calendars and from Boatsie Boxes in appreciation for the Valentine cards sent to the troops. She reviewed donations of money and items received.

Sunshine Chairperson Mary Ann Elliott reported on cards sent.

The next meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. April 8.

Spano is shown with healthy items collected for Boatsie's Boxes.

Flower sale orders

are being taken

The Adena Fire Ladies Auxiliary will host a Mother's Day flower sale with pickup on May 9 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Adena Fire House.

The pre-order deadline is April 10. Hanging baskets, potted plants and flowers, and flats of flowers and vegetables will be available.

To place orders, call Chris Thompson at (740) 546-4300 or Bev Lengyel at (740) 546-3567.

Garage sale at

Unionport center

The Unionport Community Center, formerly the old schoolhouse, will host a large indoor garage sale on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Lunch will be on sale during the event, which is being sponsored by the community center group.

All proceeds will go for building repairs and current expenses.

Children's knitting group to meet

The Brooke County Public Library's Kids' Knitting Group will meet Thursday from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Children who are in third grade or higher can learn to knit with help from instructor Nora Bell.

Call (304) 737-1551 to register for the free program.

Library programs

are announced

Upcoming program at the branches of the Public Library of Steubenville and Jefferson County include the following:

Story Time also will be offered at the Tiltonsville branch on Wednesday and April 10 at 5:30 p.m. and at the Brilliant branch on Thursday and April 11 at 11 a.m.

Hellock marking

90th birthday

Mingo Junction native John Hellock is celebrating his 90th birthday today.

He was born on April 1, 1923, in Mingo Junction, a son of the late Michael and Anna Hellock and one of eight children.

He and his wife, the former Imogene Culp, were married on April 18, 1946. They have three children: Douglas, Dana and Diane Kuntzman. They have six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Hellock served as a Marine in the South Pacific during World War II, earning a Purple Heart. He worked as a masonry contractor for 40 years, building churches, offices and private homes throughout the area.

His interests have included bowling, golfing and reading. He is a member of Wintersville United Methodist Church.

Basic pistol safety

course offered

A National Rifle Association basic pistol safety course has been scheduled at the Hancock County Sportsmans Association in Weirton.

The 12-hour course will be presented in two parts with one four-hour session on Friday from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. and continuing into an eight-hour session on Saturday beginning at 9 a.m.

Certified NRA firearms instructors will present the course that will include lectures as well as live firing of handguns.

The nationally accredited course is approved by multiple states, including West Virginia, Ohio and Florida, as a requirement prior to applying for a concealed weapons carry permit. Pre-registration is required.

For information, contact Roger Tate by phone at (304) 748-0253 or by e-mail at

Three Score Senior

Club meeting held

The Three Score Senior Club met recently at Undo's with President Cookie Veltri presiding.

Tony LaRosa gave the invocation and benediction.

Dr. J.K. Luthra discussed the Festival of Nations which will be held April 13 at the Weirton Events Center located at the former Cove School site.

Entertainment Chair Rosemary Gaynor welcomed Dave Watkins who performed several "Rat Pack" songs.

Veltri announced a "for-the-good-of-the-group" suggestion box will be placed at the door for members' suggestions and ideas.

Secretary Pat Deletka gave the February report.

Tour Chair Regina Truax announced upcoming tours.

They include:

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

Sunshine Chair Winnie Kemp reported on cards sent and received.

House Chair Kathryn Hardsouk was thanked for the Easter-themed decorations. Reservation Chair Vivian Weigel reported 104 members were in attendance.

Joann Gorrell and Veltri won Undo's dinner certificates, and Hospitality Chair Jim Hare awarded prizes to Sonny Marino, Martha Welch, John Fields, Carol Irvine and Joan Villa.

Jack Cummings and Marino awarded the 50/50 drawing to Pauline Corsi and Barbara Andrews.

The next meeting will be held April 25.

Bethany Women collect for causes

The GFWC WV Bethany Woman's Club met March 18 at Bethany Memorial Church with Helen Moren, president, presiding.

Devotions were led by Judy Pyle. Reports were given by Beverly Chambers, secretary, and Pyle, the group's treasurer.

Charlotte Chambers reported on a coffee hour held March 17 honoring Ruth Tye on her 94th birthday and dedication of the window at Bethany Church.

Members are collecting items for Camp Kno Koma and healthy items for "Boatsie's Boxes." Both items are due by the April meeting.

Easter favors were made for Valley Haven and Ann's Country Retreat.

Federation Week will be celebrated with a coffee hour on April 21 at Bethany Church. A soup and sandwich lunch will be held May 5.

Moren spoke on a luncheon held by the Brooke County Health Department that dealt with prevention of diabetes and chronic disease.

The GFWC WV Northern District Spring Workshop will be held April 25 at New Cumberland.

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