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August 16, 2013
By JANICE R. KIASKI - Herald-Star community editor ( , The Herald-Star

TIMET retirees to meet Tuesday

Retirees of TIMET in Toronto have two gatherings on the calendar - occasions to chat, reminisce and stay connected.

They will get together for lunch on Tuesday at 11:30 a.m. at CJ'S Restaurant on Sunset Boulevard, Steubenville, and then again on Sept. 17, same time, same place.

It's open to all TIMET retirees.

For information, contact Bob Olexia at (740) 535-0937.

Back-to-school event in Amsterdam

Members of the Ladies Auxiliary of VFW Post 232 in Amsterdam wrapped up their summer season with a brief business meeting after the annual covered- dish meal at the post home.

Upcoming projects include a back-to-school dance for children to be held Aug. 23 from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at the VFW with disc jockey Rockin' Rodney.

There will be a steak dinner at the post home on Sept. 7. The menu will include steak, potato, salad and dessert. Cost is $12 per person.

There will be a horseshoe tournament on Sept. 8 with details to come.

Knights schedule first degree

The Knights of Columbus Council No. 472 has scheduled a first degree for Sunday at 2 p.m. at the council hall on Two Ridges Road, Wintersville.

Candidates for the first degree are to be there between 1 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. All members are asked to attend the degree and welcome the new brother knights.

The degree is open to anyone wanting to become a knight in the Steubenville-Wintersville, Toronto and Mingo areas.

Any questions pertaining to the degree can be directed to Bill DiMarzio, grand knight, at (740) 264-4773.

Following the first degree exemplification, refreshments will be served to all attending.

July camera club winners listed

The Upper Ohio Valley Camera Club has named the winners of the July competition in prints and slides.

The print winners for the topic of the month "Bubbles" were Barb Momyer, first place; Lisa Carte, second place; and Ernest D'Andrea, third place. In the open category, the winners included Carte, first place; Chris Horvath, second place; and D'Andrea, third place. The special effects winners were Debra Snider, first place; Connie Koniski, second place; and Stephen Mihopulos, third place. The winners' pictures can be found on Facebook at the Upper Ohio Valley Camera Club page.

The slide winners for the topic "Bubbles" were Dave Rees, first place, and Claudia Norris second place. The open category winners included Rees, first place; Steve Whiting, second place; and Norris, third place. The special effects winners were Norris, first place; Rees, second place; and Whiting, third place.

The July competition concludes the 10-month competition season which began October 2012. The number of points accumulated will be tallied for each member, and the top three in prints and slides will be named the "Photographers of the Year" at the annual fall banquet.

The July workshop meeting was a presentation on mat cutting by Sam Rees and Whiting. Rees gave a demonstration, using special tools to cut a straight edge, beveled edge and make an oval shape. He showed club members how to calculate measurements for the opening size. Rees showed the club "Basic Mat Cutting" by Vivian Kistler.

Whiting demonstrated mat cutting using a T-square metal ruler, rotary cutting mat board and bladed tools. Whiting placed self-healing, heavy rubber cutting surface under the mat board. Cutting surfaces come in different sizes and can be used repeatedly without leaving blade grooves in the material.

Diane Bannister displayed matted pictures, including octagonal, curved edges, domed and fancy shapes used to enhance pictures. The shapes are available at frame shops that use a computerized system to cut mats.

The annual camera club picnic was held July 21 at the home of Lisa and Troy Carte in Steubenville.

On Aug. 6, club members met at Faith Ranch in Jewett for the second time in an outing arranged by Angela McClain. Members photographed horses, peacocks, farm animals, sunsets and the night sky. Members also held a hot dog roast.

For information about the club, contact Whiting at (740) 546-4497.

Tri-State Marine Corps Auxiliary meets

The Tri-State Marine Corps Club Auxiliary held their monthly meeting Aug. 12 at the Serbian American Cultural Center in Weirton.

President Joan Spano presided at the business session. Maxine Ragan gave the invocation, and Marcy Spano gave the devotions, reading "Name Above All Names."

Secretary Carol Lyons gave a report and read a thank-you from the West Virginia Veterans Home in Barboursville for sending seven birthday cards in July.

Treasurer Maxine Ragan gave the financial report. Sunshine Chair Mary Ann Elliott reported on cards sent. Historian Marcy Spano passed pictures out to the members.

Shirley Brecht won the 50/50 drawing and donated it back to the club. Joan Spano sent seven birthday cards to Barboursville for August birthdays.

The auxiliary picnic was canceled, and the group will have dinner out at 5 p.m. Sept. 7 instead.

Carolyn Lyons and Leroy Bee served refreshments. Mary Ann Smith and Mary Arlia will serve at the September meeting.

The next meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Sept. 9.

Kroger reunion for 1970s retirees

There will be a Kroger reunion for all retirees from the 1970s that will be held Sept. 15 at Undo's in Weirton. Those interested should call Regina Truax at (304) 723-0419.

Retirees head to Amish country

Nineteen Steubenville City School retirees gathered for a home-cooked, family-style meal in the gazebo of Schrock's Farm in Sugarcreek on Aug. 8.

The outing included the Schrock family singing after the meal and fielding questions about the Amish way of life. There was a discussion about how involved Amish parents are with young people to entertain and keep them involved in the Amish life. Huge groups gather for suppers, softball and volleyball games throughout the summer, they explained, and they assemble in smaller groups during the winter because of a lack of large spaces to accommodate larger groups.

Upcoming lunches for the retirees will include one at Abdalla's in September, the Dove in October and at Steubenville High School in November. Any retiree is welcome to attend.

Anyone interested in attending who hasn't been contacted can call Linda Holub for information.

Elks Lodge to hold pasta dinner

The Weirton Elks Lodge 1801 will hold its monthly pasta dinner for members and guests from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. The dinner includes salad, pasta, bread, butter, dessert and coffee or tea. The cost is $6 for adults and $3 for children age 10 and under. A ticket will be selected for a free dinner at next month's pasta Sunday.

Class of 1959 set to meet

The Weir High School Class of 1959 will have their monthly meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Three Springs Drive Weirton Eat'n Park. All classmates are invited to attend. For information, call Edith Harless Barber at (304) 723-0761.

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