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What’s going on throughout the area

June 20, 2013
By JANICE R. KIASKI - Herald-Star community editor ( , The Herald-Star

Benefit breakfast

at E.S. Center

The East Springfield Community Recreation and Service Center located on county Road 39 next to the East Springfield Volunteer Fire Department will host a benefit pancake breakfast on Saturday from 8 a.m. to whenever.

Cost is by donation for pancakes, belgium waffles, french toast, sausage, scrambled eggs and drinks.

Carryout is available by calling (740) 543-3700. The website is

All proceeds will benefit T.J. Anderson "Let's Fight Together Fund," that anderson started to help others with kidney disease.

Bracelets for a $2 donation also will be available.

Toronto Senior

Citizens meet

Doris Matyas presided at the Toronto Senior Citizens meeting on June 13 where guests included Bill Fray and Nancy Stanak, and Fran Sheets was welcomed as a new member.

Robert Haught gave the blessing for the covered-dish dinner.

Karen Lundquist from the American Red Cross Jefferson County chapter gave a demonstration on cardiopulmonary resuscitation.

June birthdays and anniversaries were announced. Reports were given by Shirley Rebich and Rosemary Bonofine.

In a report on trips, Lola Swanagan noted a few seats remain available for the Smokies trip on Sept. 16-19 featuring the Biltmore Mansion, Dollywood, Pigeon Forge, Mt. Airy, Andy Griffin Museum and Gatlinburg. The price is $490. Call (740) 537-3064 for information.

Jack Doran won the 50/50. Door prize winners were Theresa Troski, Dick Balser and Ken Woodward. Bingo winners were Marilyn Peckens, Mary Koth, Debbie Custer, Josie Griffo and Rose Dials.

Scat winners were Nancy Ludewig and Matyas.

The next meeting will be held June 27 at the Roosevelt Building.

Nifty Needles

have show and tell

The Nifty Needles Neighborhood Group of the Pittsburgh Chapter of the American Sewing Guild met at the First Christian Church in Weirton.

Leader Nancy Sanders welcomed the six members in attendance and distributed the Pittsburgh Chapter president's newsletter. She reminded member of the national guild convention Aug. 1-5 in Washington, D.C., and the Pittsburgh Sewing Expo Aug. 22-24. A fall workshop for chapter groups is being planned; details will be distributed as they come available.

During the show-and-tell segment, Susan Maze, Dale Negle, Kay Nixon and Carol Village displayed tea cosies they had completed after receiving the kit at the May meeting.

Nixon presented the evening's program, displaying her collection of mini sewing kits, sewing notions, sewing tools and instructional sewing books.

Nancy Linn received the door prize.

Maze reported a group will be meeting Thursday mornings at the Presbyterian Church in Paris, Pa., to sew sleeping mats for the homeless. All are welcome to come and participate.

For information, call the church office at (724) 729-3450.

The next meeting will be held July 2, and Negle will present a program on making scarves. It also is an invitational night for teens and preteens interested in sewing. Take-home craft kits will be distributed to those children attending.

For information, contact Sanders at (304) 527-1405.

DAR chapter

honors winners

The Fort Steuben Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution met May 11 at Scaffidi's Restaurant with First Vice Regent Nancy Valles presiding and opening ceremonies led by Treasurer Beverly Livingston, Second Vice Regent Karen Blanc and Carol Skerbetz, who gave the invocation and blessing.

Following the luncheon, Denese White and Sandra Briggs, scholarship committee co-chairs, were introduced and awarded the Katherine Sinclair-Pauline Francis-Golda Fulton Scholarships to Brandon Llewellyn of Steubenville High School and Harry Olenick of Weir High School.

Valles, Junior American Citizen chair, announced the national contest winners, and among the chapter's 22 first-place winners, eight placed first nationally, three placed second and six placed third, all from Harding Middle School.

Winners included Jacob Swinsinski, art poster, third place; Tyler Rielly, Tony Gentile, Orlando Schiappa, sixth-grade banner, first place; Katlin Rayl, Veronica Kaine and Lena Jolly, seventh-grade banner, third place; Jazmin Pendergrast, Rhiannon Petrisko and Sara McDonald, eighth-grade banner, first place; Cesare Jennings Jr., sixth-grade stamp design, first place; Emilee Crago, eighth-grade stamp design, second place; Peyton Blasko, sixth-grade photographic essay, first place; Ryan DeLelles, seventh-grade creative expression poem, second place; Cameron Sheeler, sixth-grade essay, third place; Aiyanna Glynn, seventh-grade essay, second place; and Glory Dami, eighth-grade essay, third place.

The students were presented with a certificate and a check from the National Daughters of the American Revolution.

Following the awards, the business section of the meeting was held.

Past Regent and Secretary Carol Skerbetz installed the new officers, including Regent Nancy Valles, First Vice Regent Karen Blanc, Second Vice Regent Denese White, Recording Secretary Lisa Carte, Corresponding Secretary Vickie Joseph, Treasurer Beverly Livingston, Registrar Danice Ryan, Historian Sandra Briggs and Librarian Bonny Slemmer.

Members held a memorial service for Jonnie Thomas Thompson, a member of three years, and Shirley Jean Mack Peterson Wildman, a member of seven years.

Blanc reported on the search for a meeting place, and the Best Western Hotel was chosen. Luncheon price will increase to $15.

Prospective members Mary Ann Jessie, Jeannie Vega and Debra Eloi were in attendance.

Skerbetz gave the benediction.

The next meeting will be held Sept. 14 at Historic Fort Steuben. Ohio State Regent Sandy McCann will be the speaker.

New members

for Moving On

Moving On, a group of widows and widowers, met June 9 for their luncheon and meeting at Undo's in Weirton with Norma Boni, president, presiding.

Fred Vogt gave the blessing; Eleanor Cooper read a poem about "the ragged old flag" in regards to flag day; and Christine Brown gave a reading on "living life" to appreciate the little things in life.

June birthdays were acknowledged.

Newest members to join were Jeannette Spear, Barbara Mayers and Darlene Roe. Guests attending were Dorothy Alrutz, Madeline Sperry, Janet Kaldaugh, John Knight and Anita Spadafore.

Entertainment was provided by the Thermes Women, who sang religious and patriotic songs.

Tables were decorated with bears with a flag on plates and candies donated by Eleanor Cooper, Bonnie James and Nancy Martino.

Madeline Michael Boulson and Lucretia "Toots" Ross conducted the 50-50 drawing won by Boni. Undo gift certificates went to Jack Davis and Helen Parrish.

A massage from Schrickel Health and Wellness Center went to Katy Rosohac; the calculator to Julie Coughlin. Table prizes were won by Davis, Cecelia Arrico, Cindy Gilbert, Christine Brown, Janet Gillham and Coughlin.

Carol Zagula discussed day trips and suggestions for the organization.

Ross gave the secretarial report and Margaret Chapman's the treasurer's report.

The next meeting will be held on July 14 at Undo's in Weirton. The cost is $12 for dinner and $10 for dues. Those interested in joining can contact Janet Saner at (740) 537-4487.

SHS alumni

group to meet

The Steubenville High School Alumni Association will hold its monthly meeting on Tuesday at Scaffidi's Restaurant in Steubenville, beginning at 6 p.m.

Animal Welfare League event set

The Jefferson County Animal Welfare League is continuing plans for its "A Sunny Day at Beach" benefit to be held July 14 at St. Florian Hall in Wintersville, beginning at 1 p.m.

Admission is $16 per person with advance ticket sales only. The event is casual attire.

Checks for admission or program sponsors can be made payable to the Jefferson County Animal Welfare League and mailed to Arlene MacQuown, treasurer, at 129 Meadow Road, Wintersville, OH 43953. The check memo line should indicate where the amount is for a ticket or sponsorship.

Questions can be directed to Janet Polverini at (740) 424-1304.

Beta Delta Master chapter meets

The Sisters of Beta Delta Master met June 11 for their monthly meeting with Alberta Herrick presiding.

It is a chapter of Beta Sigma International, a nonacademic sorority with 200,000 members in chapters around the world who have donated approximately $1 million to medical research and treatment through "the Endowment Fund."

The sorority was founded for the social, cultural and civic enrichment of its members.

Herrick welcomed guest Kay Willson.

Members made donations to "Christmas in July" for troops in Afghanistan and to the Mingo Revitalization Committee. The members also are saving pop tabs for Children's Rainbow Hospital in Cleveland.

Plans included having lunch at the Greek Festival.

Llelia Buffone served as hostess.

The next meeting will be held July 9, beginning at 7 p.m.

County Council

to meet Tuesday

Jefferson County Council will meet at 6 p.m. on Tuesday at the Piney Fork American Legion. The installation of officers will be conducted.

Stone Street

Station to perform

Country Friends will welcome Stone Street Station on Saturday at the Memorial Hall located at 402 Old Police Lodge Road, Colliers.

Country Friends has events each Monday, Friday and Saturday at the hall. The doors open at 6 p.m. each Saturday, and the dance starts at 7 p.m.

On Monday and Friday nights, doors open at 4 p.m., and open mic begins at 6 p.m. Participants can bring a covered dish for the meal that begins at 5 p.m.

Country Friends Foundation Inc. is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting Christian friendship and brotherly love through music. All proceeds go to charity. For information call (304) 527-4253 or (304) 479-1270. The website is

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