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December 4, 2013
The Herald-Star

Georgianna Hazlett marking 100th

Georgianna Hazlett of Wintersville is marking her 100th birthday today.

A homemaker, she was born on Dec. 4, 1913, to George and Hilda Carle.

She and her husband, the late John C. Hazlett, who died in 1980, had 11 children.

They are Bob of Follansbee, Pat of East Palestine, Kenny of Arizona, Kay Fuoco of Steubenville, Jim of Wintersville, Betty Guisto of Providence, R.I., Nancy Deneen of Follansbee, George of Bloomingdale and Carole Jean Knapp of Apex, N.C.

Sons Jack and Tom are deceased.

The family also includes 22 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren.

A family party was held to celebrate her centennial milestone.

Koonces return to Coffeehouse

Returning for their sixth engagement at the 213 Coffeehouse are Carl and Nancy Koonce of Wheeling, who will be performing at 7:30 p.m. on Friday.

They will perform Christmas music and classic songs from the 1930s through 1960s.

Together for 31 years, the Koonces met in the choir at Vance Memorial Presbyterian Church. The couple sing at nursing homes, retirement centers, churches and other venues around the area.

"Come enjoy a relaxed evening of fine musical entertainment and fellowship," a news release notes.

The suggested admission donation is $5. Snacks are available for purchase. Proceeds benefit charity.

Roast beef dinner 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 its monthly fundraiser dinner on Thursday from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

The roast beef dinner will include mashed potatoes and gravy, noodles and green beans, applesauce, rolls, dessert and a drink. Cost is $7 with children under age 6 eating for free.

Takeout orders can be placed by calling (740) 543-3700. Dinner proceeds go toward center upkeep and improvements.

For information on the center, visit the website

Sisters of Beta Delta Master meet

The Sisters of Beta Delta Master met Nov. 12 for their monthly meeting with Alberta Herrick presiding.

The chapter received a certificate of appreciation from 1st Sgt. Timothy J. Ros for "Christmas in July" donations to the troops.

Service projects include Boatsie's Boxes Inc., with this being the 10th year members filled Christmas stockings for deployed troops.

Each member brought groceries for Thanksgiving and Christmas baskets with gift cards included in each to be given to a needy family.

Pop tabs were collected for Children's Rainbow Hospital in Cleveland.

The Christmas dinner will be held Dec. 14 at the Farm in Mount Pleasant. It will include a gift exchange before members head to Wheeling for the B.E. Taylor Christmas show at Capital Music Hall.

Nancy Lonetto served as hostess.

The next sorority meeting will be held at 7 p.m. on Jan. 14.

Country Friends host Sands of Time

The Country Friends will host the Sands of Time Saturday at the Memorial Hall located at 67 Old Police Lodge Road.

The doors open at 6 p.m., and the dance starts at 7 p.m. The group holds covered-dish dinners and open mic nights every Monday and Friday. The doors open at 4 p.m., the meal begins at 5 p.m., and open mic begins at 6 p.m.

Country Friends Foundation Inc. is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting Christianity, friendship and brotherly love through music. All proceeds go to charity.

For information, call (304) 527-3322 or (304) 479-1270 or visit the website at

Concert to feature Statler, Hoard

The Jewett Wildcat Community Center will host a winter concert with Mark Statler and Roger Hoard on Thursday, beginning at 7 p.m.

Admission is free with love donations accepted.

The concert is a benefit to help with expenses for the operation of the Wildcat Center building which was purchased from the school district in recent years. The center is used by many groups and individuals in the Harrison County area and benefits many youth of Harrison County.

The center is located in the old Jewett Elementary School in Jewett. Questions can be directed to Tammy Dray at (740) 946-7941.

Tri-State Writers Society to meet

The Tri-State Writers Society, led by local award-winning author Karen Majoris-Garrison, will hold its monthly meeting at 6 p.m. Dec. 10 in the large meeting room at the Schiappa branch of the Public Library of Steubenville and Jefferson County.

Published and aspiring writers of all genres are welcome to attend.

For information, contact Majoris-Garrison at (740) 424-1243; Susan Guy at (740) 632-9507; or visit

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