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October 8, 2013
The Herald-Star

Benefit fundraiser

at the Spot Bar

A "Celebration of Jenn's Life" benefit in memory of the late Jenn Bogard DiCarlo will be held Saturday at the Spot Bar in Steubenville, beginning at 6 p.m. and continuing until whenever.

All money raised will go into a trust fund for DiCarlo's daughter, Aubriana.

The event will include live bands Clover and Vanilla Sounded Chocolate and karaoke with David Petras. There will be a 50-50 drawing and a Chinese auction.

There is a $10 cover charge with advance tickets available.

For advance tickets or donations for auciton items, contact Missy Davis, (740) 381-2598; Tomijean Taylor, (740) 317-9812; Mary Jo DiPietro, (740) 317-3595; or Michele Busby, (740) 632-6123.

Community Bible study in Jewett

A community Bible study - the Bible epic miniseries - will be offered for five weeks beginning Wednesday from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Ark in Jewett.

The study book is $9.

It is sponsored by the Jewett United Methodist Church. For information, contact Pastor Hester Hudson at (740) 946-5591.

Coinciding with the study is a community movie presentation of the Bible in five 90-minute parts that will be shown on Mondays at 7 p.m. in the Ark. Everyone is welcome. There is no charge.

'Cheer for a Cure'

set for Sunday

"Cheer for a Cure" will be held Sunday at DeLelles Tumbling Gym, 350 Cadiz Road, Wintersville, from noon to 2 p.m.

Cost is $10 with all proceeds to benefit the Pam Shoemaker Foundation.

The clinic will be instructed by former Ohio State and Kent State cheerleaders and will include a 50-50 drawing and a basket drawing.

The event is hosted by Lili Smith.

"This event holds a special place in Lili's heart as her best friend Morgan Green's mother Megan is currently battling breast cancer," a promotional flyer notes.

Smith holds the title of National American Miss Ohio and looks to "Pay it Forward" by supporting the organization.

Questions can be directed to Mary Smith at (740) 424-1365.

Cruise-in, chili cookoff Saturday

Octobe-Rod - a classic car and hot rod cruise-in and a chili cook-off - will be held Saturday from 2:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Grace Point Ministries located at 4244 Sunset Blvd., Steubenville.

The event will feature disc jockey Tom Dowdel; a Chinese auction; giveaways; a classic car cruise-in with a $3 entrance fee for cars; music featuring Chaos Killed; inflatables; face painting; food; spike ball; corn hole; games for children; and pumpkin carving.

There is a $35 entrance fee for the chili cook-off with cooking done on site. The winner will get 50 percent of the entry given to the charity of his or her choice. The charity must be advertised at participants' booths. Set-up for the chili cook-off begins at 2:30 p.m. with cooking beginning at 3 p.m. There is a minimum of 180 minutes and a maximum of 210 minutes of cooking time. Judging begins at 6:30 p.m. with the winners announced by 6:50 p.m.

For details, contact Amanda Truax at (740) 632-6136 or e-mail The church website is

'Walk/Run for Hope' Saturday

The Wendy's "Walk/Run for Hope" for breast cancer will be held in Jewett on Saturday, beginning at 10 a.m.

The 5K walk/run and kids fun run will raise funds to benefit local women diagnosed with breast cancer in the Harrison County area to assist with their financial burdens.

Race day registration is $25 for walkers and runners with the course on the Conotton Creek Trail, a paved rail trail starting in Jewett. The children's fun run, which is $5 to participate in, will be one lap around the Jewett Wildcat Community Center, the old elementary school. Registration will be held there from 9 a.m. to 9:45 a.m.

Awards will be presented to the top finishers in each age group and top male and female overall.

There will be face painting for children, and hots dogs and refreshments will be available for a donation.

For information, contact Wendy Ledger at (740) 945-2003 or Trisha Hirschbach at (740) 946-0153.

Pancake breakfast

to help animals

The Jefferson County Animal Welfare League will hold an all-you-can eat pancake breakfast from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday at St. Florian Hall in Wintersville.

The menu will consist of pancakes, eggs, bacon, sausage, potatoes, coffee, milk, tea and a variety of fruit juices.

Cost is $6 per person with children under age 4 eating for free.

Teens and children who attend are to bring a picture to draw about animals or write a poem. They should be there at 9 a.m. with certificates and prizes to be awarded at 9:30 a.m.

Checks and donations can be made payable to the Jefferson County Animal Welfare League and mailed to Arlene MacQuown, 129 Meadow Road, Wintersville, OH 43953.

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

Library details

branch programs

Upcoming programs through the Public Library of Steubenville and Jefferson County include the following:

Interested in model railroading? The Ohio River Nothern Railway Club will share tips on how to get started with layouts, model trains and more. The program will be held at the Schiappa branch at 1 p.m. Saturday. Register by calling the library at (740) 264-6166.

Tot Time, which is for caregiver and children ages 2-3, will be held at the Brilliant branch today at 6 p.m. and at the main library Oct. 15 and Oct. 22 at 10 a.m. The interactive program offers rhymes, books, songs and more. Register by calling the Brilliant branch at (740) 598-4028 and the main library at (740) 282-9782.

Play and Learn, caregiver and children ages birth to 3, will be held at the Schiappa branch on Thursday at 10:30 a.m. It encourages children to love the library at a young ages.

Cookbook club will be held on Thursday at 5 p.m. at the Dillonvale-Mount Pleasant branch. Bring in a covered dish from selected cookbooks. Join by calling the library at (740) 769-2090.

Play and Learn the Alphabet, for caregiver and children ages 2-6, will be at the main library on Wednesday at 6 p.m. Letter-learning toys are set up for children to play with and to interact with other children.

David Javersak, professor emeritus of West Liberty University, will present "Voices of Lasting Metal: Steelworkers in the Ohio Valley" on Wednesday at 7 p.m. in Room 2102 at Eastern Gateway Community College. It is free to the public. Reservations are not needed.

The library has photographically preserved the Ohio Valley's steel industry with 50 aesthetically framed and captioned images that were taken by an architectural industrial photographer. "Steel Industry in Jefferson County" will be at EGCC through Oct. 26 during regular operating hours.

Visit the library's website,, for a listing of where the photo exhibit will travel to and programs.

Gaming for children will be at the Schiappa branch on Wednesday from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Children in grades kindergarten through six can play Wii and other favorites.

A beginner's genealogy class will be offered at the Schiappa branch on Thursday at 6 p.m. This class will include online resources available for researching family history. Register by calling the library at (740) 264-6166.

Mucci to address


The Steubenville Kiwanis Club will welcome Steubenville Mayor Domenick Mucci as its guest speaker at its noon luncheon meeting today at the Steubenville YWCA.

Dave Henderson is program chairman for October.

The Kiwanis' annual dinner will be held at 6 p.m. on Oct. 16 at the Steubenville Country Club.

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