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What’s going on throughout the area

September 26, 2013
By JANICE R. KIASKI - Herald-Star community editor ( , The Herald-Star

Cadiz Lions plan


The Cadiz Lions Club will hold its second-annual Octoberfest Oct. 5 and 6.

There will be a pancake breakfast from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. on both days. A car show will be held Oct. 5. There will be outdoor crafters and food vendors.

A corn hole tournament will be held both days.

The Lucas Sedgmer 5K Run will be held Oct. 6 at 1 p.m. The kids dash is at 12:30 p.m.

All vendors are welcome. Call Dale Davis at (740) 391-4135 for information.

Survivors, Seekers

change meetings

The Survivors and Seekers of the old McCullough Children's Home voted at their September meeting to hold meetings every fourth month.

Their next meeting will be held Dec. 13 with a location to be announced. The meetings are open to the public.

The group is continuing to sell copies of the book titled "The Lost Children of the Ohio Valley." Copies are available at Diamond Drug or by contacting Charlie Lash at (740) 264-4821 or Darlene Pehanich at (740) 282-6127.

Retired teachers

hold meeting

The Jefferson County Retired Teachers Association met Sept. 10 at the First Presbyterian Church in Toronto with Dave Nicholson, president, presiding and asking committee chairmen for reports.

Larry Coleman, community service chairperson, asked members to continue to turn in their volunteer hours.

Membership Chairman Marge Andres introduced several newly retired teachers in Jefferson County, providing them with materials and information.

Pamela Fithen was awarded a one-year membership in the Ohio Retired Teachers Association.

There were 64 reservations made for the September meeting with the next to be held Nov. 12 at Starkdale Presbyterian Church in Steubenville.

Necrology Chairman Margaret Alice Myers reported three members had passed away since the June 4 meeting.

Diane Neptune, informative and protective chairperson, spoke about identity theft in the use of cell phones and also gave a health and wellness report.

Jane Krabai, retirement planning chairperson, announced that invitations had been sent to all new Jefferson County retirees with five present.

Nicholson announced activities promoting the Pleasant Hill School House Museum will be held Oct. 5 at the Pleasant Hill Presbyterian Church from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Vice President Jane Wittmer introduced John Holmes, a professor at Franciscan University of Steubenville, who discussed various dialects throughout the United States.

Collecting school supplies for the Neighborhood House was the community service project.

John Buch of the State Teachers Retirement System was the guest speaker, discussing changes in the state health care system.

Any retired teachers from Jefferson County and surrounding Ohio counties are invited to join the Jefferson County Retired Teachers Association.

For information, contact Nicholson by phone at (740) 544-6249 or (740) 632-4239 or by e-mail at

Gadabouts enjoy

'Light Touch'

At the September meeting at St. Florian Hall, the Gadabouts were entertained by Light Touch, which performed dance music selections and classic oldies from the 1950s through the 1970s.

John Zak presided, acknowledging birthdays and anniversaries. Ed Treglia led devotions.

Bill Apesos won the 50/50 which was conducted by Jenny Avoli and Ron Fallert.

Members and winemakers Bill and Elizabeth Shipe donated wines for the evening dinner.

Ellen Garies and Tim Thomas furnished the door prizes which were won by Helen Sweeney, Ron Fallert, David Hunt, Ron Stimpak, Mary Ann Sadler, Tim Thomas and Rose Sciarra. The drawing for the door prizes was conducted by Frank and Carol Wisnieski.

Tour Director Regina Truax announced the following trips:

For details, contact Truax at (304) 723-0419.

All Gadabouts trips are open to the public. The club is for couples and singles 55 and older.

Halloween party

being planned

The Sisters of Garibaldi met Sept. 17 at the lodge with Gina Marchetti, president, presiding and plans made to have a Halloween party on Oct. 15 at the lodge, beginning at 6:30 p.m.

Members are encouraged to dress up and attend. The telephone committee will phone members with the cost and menu.

Refreshments were served by Clara Cozza and Anna Pate.

Prizes were awarded to Amelia Recchio, Sylvia Wendt, Antonette Boyd, Mary Santangelo, Mary Torini, Lucy Takach and Yolanda Mannelli.

40th anniversary

for bridge club

The Ohio Valley Duplicate Bridge Club celebrated its 40th anniversary on Sept. 17 with bridge and a luncheon at Williams Country Club.

Sylvia Camilli and Jan Glaub Rainbolt were in charge of the arrangements.

Mary Alice Brandt directed the six-table championship game and announced that new members are invited to join the club which meets on Tuesday and Friday at 10:30 a.m. at the Martin Luther King Jr. Recreation Center.

For information, call Brandt at (740) 264-5968.

Champions were: Dianne Slater and James Slater, first; Sylvia Camilli and Dave Anthony, second; Carl Hamill and Mary Alice Brandt, third; Mary Felton and Helen Matuska, fourth; and Linda Schanz and Nina McHenry, fifth.

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 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, the doors open at 4 p.m., and open mic begins at 6 p.m. Participants can bring a covered dish if they desire 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

'Let's Fight'

benefit nears

A "Let's Fight Together Benefit" hosted by TJ Anderson will be held from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Sunday at the Amsterdam VFW.

The fundraiser will include a chinese auction, 50-50 drawing, music and dancing by disc jockey Chelsea Matta, and sloppy joes, cabbage and noodles, pasta salad, green beans and potatoes.

Adena Lions

plan cantata

The Adena Lions Club began making plans for its Christmas cantata in December during a recent meeting where Lloyd Hutchison presided at the dinner meeting held at the Adena Fire Department.

Tim Horton, EMS coordinator, presented the program about the EMS, giving a Power Point on cardiac care and the four steps of pre-hospital care. He spoke concerning the population of aging people and the risk factors of high cholesterol, hypertension, obesity and diabetes.

The technology that exists today is responsible for saving lives and helping patients survive with prehospital treatment, he said.

Robert Whinnery was inducted into the club by R.J. Konkoleski, past district governor.

The Halloween parade will be held at the Community Center on Oct. 23 at 6 p.m. Ron Malin will be packing candy and other items for the event.

Phil Wallace presented the updated by-laws, which were accepted.

The annual minstrel will be April 4-5. Work on the new minstrel starts right after the closing curtain on the current one, it was noted.

Christmas, craft

show in Adena

A Fall and Christmas Craft Show will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 19 at the Adena Community Building.

There will be food, a Chinese auction, and more than 30 tables of vendor and craft tables. Admission is free.

For information, call Judy Whiting at (740) 546-4497.

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