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February 6, 2014
The Herald-Star

Speakers listed

for Rotary club

Evan Scurti, the new director of the Jefferson County Port Authority, will be the guest speaker when the Steubenville Rotary Club holds its luncheon and business meeting on Friday at the YWCA, beginning at noon.

Other February speakers will include:

-- Feb. 14: Tim Bollard, Steubenville's new city manager;

-- Feb. 21: Richard DeLuca, new president of the Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce.

-- Feb. 28: Speaker to be announced for Student Vocational/Mentor Day.

John Brown is the Feruary program chair.

'Fireproof' at

local church

The First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) located at 220 N. Fourth St., Steubenville, will offer a free movie night at 6 p.m. Saturday, showing "Fireproof" on a 15-foot-by-20-foot screen.

According to a promotional flyer, studies show that 50 percent of people will be divorced at least once in their lifetime. "Almost everyone has felt the impact of divorce, and yet, so little hope is being offered. The movie 'Fireproof' demonstrates there is hope."

Child care will be provided.

For information, call the church at (740) 282-7542 or visit the website, which is

Mended Hearts

to meet Monday

The Mended Hearts Greater Wheeling Chapter 280 will meet Monday at 6 p.m. at Generations Restaurant & Pub, 336 National Road, Wheeling.

Attendees will order from the menu.

Guest speaker Dawn Noble will give a presentation on "How Bitterness and Unforgiveness Can Affect our Health."

For information, contact Mary Maguire at (304) 280-5221.

Library announces

program schedule

The following upcoming programs have been announced by the Public Library of Steubenville and Jefferson County:

Children can make a craft at the main library on Feb. 12 any time from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Brilliant branch on Feb. 13 at 5:30 p.m.; Tiltonsville branch on Tuesday at 5:30 p.m.; Schiappa branch on Feb. 13 any time from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.; and Adena branch on Monday at 5:30 p.m. Register for the Adena branch by calling (740) 546-3782; Dillonvale-Mount Pleasant branch will make a craft on Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. To register call (740) 769-2090.

Enjoy coffee, doughnuts and a movie at the Tiltonsville branch on Feb. 14 at 10 a.m.

Get Tech Help to download books and more from the library's website to an electronic device. It is scheduled for Feb. 12 from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. and on Feb. 17 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Schiappa branch. Call the library at (740) 264-6166 for a 15-minute appointment.

Book club for adults will meet at the Toronto branch on Tuesday at 10 a.m. Join by calling the library at (740) 537-1262. The Tiltonsville branch's book club will meet on Tuesday at 10 a.m. Register by calling (740) 859-5163.

Story Hour (caregiver and children ages 2-6) will be held at the Toronto branch on Feb. 13, 19 and 25 at 5 p.m. Stories and rhymes are shared. Register by calling (740) 537-1262.

Cookbook club for the Dillonvale-Mount Pleasant branch will eat and discuss on Feb. 13 at 5 p.m. Register by calling the library at (740) 769-2090.

A family movie will be shown at the Brilliant branch at noon on Feb. 15.

Sands of Time at

Country Friends

Country Friends will host the Sands of Time 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) 527-3322 or (304) 479-1270. The website is

Knights to host

spaghetti dinner

The Knights of Columbus Council No. 472 will host a spaghetti dinner from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday at the council hall located on Two Ridges Road, Wintersville.

Cost is $7 for adults and $4 for children age 12 and under.

The menu will include spaghetti and meatballs, garlic or plain bread, salad, desserts and coffee. Soft drinks also will be available.

For carryouts, call (740) 264-0092.

Tri-State Writers

Society to meet

The Tri-State Writers Society led by award-winning local author Karen Majoris-Garrison will hold its monthly meeting Tuesday, beginning at 6 p.m. at Mario's Restaurant in Weirton.

Published and aspiring writers are welcome to attend.

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

Quarter Auction

set for Saturday

Team Mandi will host a quarter auction on Saturday at the Stratton Municipal Building.

Doors open at noon with the auction beginning at 1 p.m., according to a promotional flyer.

Cost is $5 per paddle. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. The event includes a Chinese auction and a 50-50 drawing.

"Team Mandi is a close group of family and friends that were deeply affected by the death of Mandi Welday due to the complications of Huntington's Disease," according to its Facebook page. "We have made it our mission to help the Huntington's Disease Society of America by raising funds and awareness for this hereditary disease."

For information, call Melissa Huggins at (740) 381-1178.

The event is in memory of Welday, a 1994 graduate of Edison High School who was 30 when she passed away due to complications from Huntington's.

Join foundation and get free trees

Joining the Arbor Day Foundation is an ideal way to get in the mood for spring planting.

Anyone from Ohio who joins the foundation in February will receive 10 free Colorado blue spruce trees to plant when the weather turns warm.

The free trees are part of the nonprofit foundation's Trees for America campaign.

"The blue-green hue and distinctive shape of Colorado blue spruce trees will help beautify Ohio for many years to come," said John Rosenow, founder and chief executive of the Arbor Day Foundation. "The trees also will add to the proud heritage of Ohio's existing Tree City USA communities."

The Tree City USA program has supported community forestry throughout the country for more than 35 years. The trees will be shipped postpaid at the right time for planting, between March 1 and May 31, with enclosed planting instructions. The 6- to 12-inch trees are guaranteed to grow, or they will be replaced free of charge.

Members also receive a subscription to the foundation's bimonthly publication, Arbor Day, and the Tree Book, which contains information about planting and care.

To become a member of the foundation and receive the free trees, send a $10 contribution to Ten Free Colorado Blue Spruce Trees, Arbor Day Foundation, 100 Arbor Ave., Nebraska City, NE 68410, by Feb. 28 or visit

Four Seasons hear

heart disease talk

President Norma Yoho presided when the Four Seasons Senior Citizens met Jan. 15 at the Serbian American Cultural Center where a representative of Weirton Medical Center gave a presentation on heart disease.

Birthdays and anniversaries in January were acknowledged.

The free dinner was given to Chuck Rupani.

Bev DiBaise and Tom Maxwell won the 50-50 drawing.

Other prize winners were Chris Barker, Boyd Barker, Bob Thornburg, Barb Libengood, Jane Barney and Carolyn Shaffer.

The next meeting will be held Feb. 19. The menu will consist of salad, choice of stuffed porkchop or stuffed shells, oven browned potatoes, carrots and dessert.

Entertainment will be provided by the Stone Street Station.

After the meeting members played cards and bingo.

Lincoln-Douglass banquet Saturday

The Morning Star Baptist Church will hold the 69th-annual Lincoln-Douglass Scholarship Banquet at 6 p.m. Saturday at the Holiday Inn - Weirton.

William "Bill" Burrus, former American Postal Workers Union president and "My Journey" author, will be the keynote speaker.

Burrus was born and raised in Wheeling and now lives in Upper Marlboro, Md.

Tickets are $30. To purchase a ticket or for information, contact Beverly Branham at (304) 723-0252; Marie Brown at (304)748-4974; or George Jackson at (304) 479-9938.

The Rev. Willie L. Nevels is pastor of the Weirton church.

Cup of Life to hold coffee house

Cup of Life Ministries will hold the monthly Christian women's coffee house Friday at the Marland Heights Community Church located at 3900 Bright Way, Weirton.

The evening begins at 6 p.m. with complimentary sandwiches, beverages and desserts.

Worship music leaders Judi Baldwin and Angel Pevich will lead the women's worship service at 7 p.m., followed by Bible teacher Tina Schoolcraft.

There will be free babysitting for children aged pre-kindergarten through fourth grade.

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