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July 16, 2013
The Herald-Star

Keeder marks 99th birthday

A celebration of the 99th birthday of Albert Keeder was marked Sunday at Giovanni's Restaurant in Weirton

Keeder was born on July 15, 1914, in Toronto to James and Bertha Dalrymple Keeder. He lived most of his life in Weirton and was a short- time employee of Weirton Steel Company.

After a tour in World War II, he was employed as a carpenter for Gardner Lumber Co. and finished his career working as a carpenter for Carpenters Union 186. Retirement took him to Florida before he moved back to Weirton.

He was married to Mary Hickman (1934); then to Ethel Long Gardner (1968). From this marriage his family came to include two step-daughters, Joyce Gardner Brady and Patricia Gardner Suici; seven grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren. A sister, Shirley Bailey, resides in Weirton.

His greatest joy has been making wooden crafts and taking thousands of photos.

Blood drive set for July 26 in Brilliant

The Brilliant Volunteer Fire Department along with the American Red Cross Jefferson County Chapter, the Brilliant American Legion and the Wells Township Senior Citizens will hold a blood drive from noon to 6 p.m. July 26 at the Brilliant fire station located at 1001 Third St., Brilliant.

Mingo Knights

cancel picnic

The Mingo Knights of Columbus Council 4361 family picnic is canceled because of a lack of people.

Community yard

sale in Hopedale

The 14th-annual Hopedale community yard sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Aug. 2 and Aug. 3.

Anyone participating in the sale should contact the city building to be placed on the maps that will be available at various family yard sale locations.

Toronto Seniors'

picnic Aug. 8

Doris Matyas presided at the Toronto Senior Citizens meeting July 11 attended by members and guest Joyce Zimmerman.

Robert Haught gave the blessing for the covered-dish dinner, and Kenny Woodward led the members in opening ceremonies.

Joyce Dobbs and Rosemary Bonofine gave reports. July birthdays and anniversaries were announced.

The picnic will be Aug. 8 at the Stratton Park.

The next trip will be July 31 to the Columbiana Dutch Village. Seats are available for the trip to the Smokies to see the Biltmore, Dollywood, Gatlinburg, Andy Griffith, and Mt. Airy on Sept 16-19 for $490. For information, call (740) 537-3064.

Richard Dobbs won the 50/50. Bill Baier won the door prize. Bingo winners were Dolly Robinson, Agnes Rohal, Mary Koth, Laura Mamula, Fran Sheets, Pat Pfabe, Dee Fouts and Irene Miller.

Scat winners were Sharon Carroll, Bill Baier, Joyce Dobbs, Terry Mamula Fran Sheets, Carole Eddy, Pat Pfabe, Laura Mamula, Arlene Zahniser, John Wherry, Nancy Ludewig and Karen Krause.

The next meeting will be held July 25 at the Roosevelt Building.

Knights to install officers Thursday

Immaculate Heart of Mary Council No. 472 will be installing new officers for the 2013-14 fraternal year at 7 p.m. Thursday, at the council hall.

All members, their families and guests are cordially invited to attend. The installing officer will be the Rev. Jack McCoy, district deputy for district No. 48.

All officers for the coming year are asked to arrive early for pictures to be taken. After the installation of officers, refreshments will be served.

Hilltoppers Reunion July 28

The annual Hilltoppers Reunion will be held July 28 at the Community House in Follansbee Park.

Oldtime residents of the Hooverson Heights area of Follansbee are invited to the reunion every year and are encouraged to bring a covered dish and participate in the afternoon of visiting and reminiscing with old friends.

Dinner is set for 1 p.m., and all beverages, table service and serving utensils will be furnished by the committee.

Bob Geary, assisted by Roy Waugh, head the planning committee and are assisted by Ruth Ann Eckles Shingleton, treasurer; Gloria Simmons Kotur, secretary.

Others on the arrangement committee are Betty Bioux Stoaks, Dorothy Lahita, Dolores Nixdorf Reese, Bessie Burton Eddy, Mary Jane Sabol Siudak, Jackie Trolley Perkins and David Eddy.

The Brindley, Bullock and Krystynak families started the reunion decades ago when they were reminiscing about the Oldtimers Baseball League that dates back to the 1920s era. The reunion usually attracts 150 friends together for the yearly event.

CCHS Class of '64

planning reunion

The Steubenville Catholic Central High School Class of 1964 will continue planning for its 50-year reunion at a meeting set for 7 p.m. July 23 at Lancelot's Restaurant in Wintersville.

The reunion will be held June 13-14, 2014, with a dinner at the Steubenville Country Club and other activities. Classmates will be contacted with information. Some addresses for classmates are needed.

For information, contact Pat Wells by phone at (740) 537-3982 or by e-mail at

All interested classmates and friends are urged to attend the planning meeting.

SAL to hold annual steak fry Friday

The Sons of American Legion, Post 10, Weirton, will hold their annual steak fry from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday.

The cost is $10 and includes steak, baked potato, salad, deserts and coffee. Legal beverages will be available for sale.

The post is located at 3140 Pennsylvania Ave, Weirton.

The event is open to the public. For information, call (304) 723-2732.

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