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January 27, 2014
The Herald-Star

Toronto Seniors plan pizza party

Doris Matyas presided at the Toronto Senior Citizens meeting held Jan. 23 where Tanya Weaver was welcomed as a new member.

Mary Alice Meyer gave the blessing and devotions and led in opening ceremonies.

Rosemary Bonofine gave a report.

The kitchen committee for February will include Pat Balser, Violet McClain, Wanda Woodward, Marjorie Grafton, Barbara Lyons, Angie Kurty and Linda Dye.

A pizza party will be served for the Valentine king and queen.

Lola Swanagan discussed new trips.

The 50/50 was won by Mel Simpson.

Door prizes were won by Linda Ragsdale, Jane Hanuscin and Terry Mamula. Bingo winners were Rosemary Bonofine, Libby Conrad, Linda Dye, Larry Williams, Tony Farrister, Grant Starr, Jane Hanuscin, Terry Mamula, Mel Simpson and Deanna Starr.

January birthdays and anniversaries were acknowledged.

Scat winners were Jane Hanuscin, Judy Bickler, Bob Zahniser, Irene Miller, Mel Simpson and Bill Baier.

The next meeting will be held Feb. 13 at the Roosevelt Building.

Weirton Elks to hold wine-tasting

The Weirton Elks Lodge 1801 will hold the second- annual wine-tasting from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Feb. 22 at the lodge located on Main Street, Weirton.

The Tri-State Winemakers have donated the locally crafted wines.

Tickets are $12 in advance and $13 at the door and include a wine glass and finger foods.

Proceeds benefit the Elks. For information or to purchase tickets, call (304) 748-0565.

Valentines, used phones sought

Chambers and James Funeral Homes in Wellsburg and Follansbee, respectively, are collecting used cell phones and Valentines to be sent to troops serving overseas.

The funeral homes are among more than 1,000 members of Veterans and Family Memorial Care, a national group of funeral homes that will use the phones to provide free calling minutes to the troops.

Phones and Valentines, through which people may express their appreciation to the troops, may be dropped off at either funeral home until Saturday.

Dillonvale Rosebud Garden Club meets

Members of the Dillonvale Rosebud Garden Club learned about the many uses of lavender during the January meeting where Kim Campbell prepared a display of cookies, jelly, bath salts and facial cleaners, all using lavender.

Campbell explained the benefits ranging from aiding respiratory ailments to relieving stress and anxiety. Members received lavender bath salts and recipes for a variety of lavender products.

Caroline Williams, president, conducted the business meeting. Jan Jackson read the monthly tip. Roll call was answered by naming a type of woodpecker.

Updating the garden club memorial at Friendship Park fairgrounds was discussed. Linda Kovach and Lois Jean Kniszek will gather more information to present at the February meeting.

Linda Burge expressed thanks from the recipients of the Christmas boxes distributed by the club in December.

Dawn Kale discussed the spring workshop to be held on March 15 at Trax Farms in Finleyville, Pa. It will include sessions on herbs, companion planting, invasive plants and wreath-making. The workshop is sponsored by Trax Farms and the Tri-State Area Master Gardeners Association. All members are invited, and the cost is $35.

Hostesses for the evening were Majorie Bensie and Nina Cleaver.

The next meeting will be held Feb. 19 at the Dillonvale Presbyterian Church, beginning at 7 p.m. The program will feature a gardening movie, and an exhibit of vertical design arrangements will be displayed. For information on the club's activities, contact Williams at (740) 859-4362.

Center seeking camp counselors

College students looking to challenge themselves and grow in an environment with the power to positively impact young lives will want to check out Horseshoe Leadership Center in Parsons, W.Va.

"We're looking for college-age students who want to use their skills, energy and passion for shaping a better world by influencing today's teens and children," said David Cooper, Horseshoe director.

"Horseshoe summer camp counselors make all the difference in the lives of campers," he continued. "Yes, Horseshoe is fun, friends and all the great times that happen at camp, but it is so much more. Each week adds experiences to help our campers become all they can be, with an ultimate goal of returning home ready to serve others and build better futures for all," Cooper said.

Horseshoe's summer season includes nationally recognized teen civic leadership and entrepreneurship camps, Adventure Camp for 7- to-12-year-olds, and Youth Opportunity Camps for low-income boys and girls.

Summer positions provide a living allowance, an AmeriCorps Education Award to eligible summer AmeriCorps members, meals, and lodging.

For information, contact Horseshoe by phone at (304) 478-2481; e-mail; or write Horseshoe Leadership Center at 3309 Horseshoe Run Rd, Parsons, WV 26287-9029.

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