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January 24, 2014
The Herald-Star

Jefferson Ruritan to mark 50th

The Jefferson Ruritan Club will celebrate its 50th anniversary with a dinner at the New Somerset Christian Church located on state Route 213 in New Somerset at 6 p.m. on March 5.

Don Clarke, president, is in charge of reservations and can be contacted by phone at (740) 537-1234; (740) 381-3280; or (740) 544-6098. He also can be reached by e-mail at

Wives, husbands and friends of members are all invited to attend but must respond with a reservation by Feb. 26.

The group started in 1964 and has worked for the betterment of the community it represents throughout the years, Clarke said.

SHS Alumni Association to meet

The Steubenville High School Alumni Association will hold its monthly meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Scaffidi's Restaurant in Steubenville.

Bethany students study in Italy

Bethany College students taking Professor Kenn Morgan's "Art of Italy" course are learning about Italian art and architecture firsthand through a visit to Italy that included stops at the Colosseum in Rome, Florence, Padua and Venice.

They also attended the Epiphany Mass at St. Peter's Basilica and were blessed by Pope Francis.

The class is part of the college's J Term, a two-week period in January between the school's fall and spring semesters during which students are invited to take elective courses.

Family movie night at library

The Mary H. Weir Public Library in Weirton will host a free family movie night, featuring "Despicable Me," from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday in the activity room located at 3443 Main St., Weirton.

Light refreshments will be served. Those attending are welcome to bring pillows and blankets. For information, call (304) 797-8510.

Father/daughter event on Feb. 15

The Weirton Community Players and Drama Direct will hold a Father/Daughter Valentine's Day dance from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Feb. 15 at the studio located at 3520 Pennsylvania Ave., Weirton.

The event includes dinner and dancing. Tickets are $10 each and can be purchased at the studio or by sending a check payable to Weirton Community Players to 245 Beacon Drive, Weirton, WV 26062.

Gardening calendars are available

The West Virginia University Extension Service's 2014 Garden Calendar is available at the extension service's Brooke County office at 840 Charles St., Wellsburg, or online at, or the Brooke County WVU Extension Service's Facebook page.

Avid or beginning gardeners will find the gardening tips offered by the calendar helpful.

WSX Management Club to meet

The Weirton Steel Management Club will meet at 5:30 p.m. on Monday at Giovanni's Restaurant in the banquet room.

All members and former members are invited to attend the dinner and social time.

School system retirees meet

Thirty-three retirees of the Steubenville City Schools attended lunch at the Ville at the Fort Steuben Mall as part of the monthly gathering.

Cards were signed for ill members.

The group received thank-you notes from several people.

Dave Nicholson and Linda Holub had forms available for members interested in joining the Jefferson County Retired Teachers Association.

Donations were collected for the Jefferson County Humane Society.

The next luncheon will be held Feb. 13 at the Gaslite in Wintersville.

Donations will be collected for the Salvation Army of Jefferson County.

Senior center sponsoring trip

The Greater Weirton Area Senior Center will host a trip to Atlantic City March 24-27.

The trip includes motorcoach transportation, three nights' lodging, four meals, a casino bonus, gaming and sight-seeing. The cost is $235 for a double occupancy and is due Feb. 7.

Pick-up is at the senior center at 8 a.m. March 24.

For information or to book a reservation, call the center at (304) 748-3490.

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