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February 25, 2014
The Herald-Star

Dillonvale auxiliary to meet March 4

The Dillonvale American Legion Auxiliary No. 529 will meet at 6 p.m. on March 4 at the Legion post on Liberty Street.

All members are urged to attend as discussion items will include Buckeye Girls State selections and County Council scheduled for March 26.

New members from the surrounding villages are welcomed. Information as to qualifications can be obtained by contacting Mary Ulczynski at (740) 769-7773.

Brooke group

meeting March 11

The Brooke County Retired School Employees Association will meet at 11:30 a.m. on March 11 at Brooke High School.

Sharon Cuomo will preside at the business meeting immediately following the luncheon. The Brooke Madrigal Choir will perform.

All members and newly retired employees are encouraged to attend. To make lunch reservations, contact Ruth Lewis at (304) 737-2314 by March 4.

United Way event

is March 13

The United Way of Jefferson County will host its annual campaign recognition reception on March 13 at Hellenic Hall at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, 300 S. Fourth St., Steubenville.

The social gathering will get under way at 5 p.m. and be followed by the dinner and recognition event at 6 p.m.

Cost is $20 per person. Attendees should RSVP by March 3 by calling (740) 284-9000 or sending an e-mail to Mail reservation and payments to United Way of Jefferson County, P.O. Box 1463, Steubenville, OH 43952.

Thursday Music Club event set

Ohio County Strings instructor Ben Podolski will bring several of his students from Wheeling Park High School to perform for the Thursday Music Club at 11 a.m. on March 6 at St. James Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1409 Chapline St., Wheeling.

Student Derek Pavlik is working on a special arrangement for the program entitled "Modern Strings."

Thursday Music Club President Betty Davis will conduct a business meeting before the strings group performs. A luncheon will be served afterwards.

A reservation is required for the luncheon, and there is a fee for the lunch. For reservations, call Emily Mayer at (304) 232-1714 or Beverly Harrigan at (304) 232-0172 by March 3.

Members Suzie McCormick and Irene Marks will greet and welcome members and guests. Table appointments will be handled by Sandy Nickerson and Nancy Holt.

The study group will meet at 1 p.m. on March 10 at St. James Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1409 Chapline St., Wheeling. Kathryn Wallington will be the presenter. For information, contact Lois Neitzelt, chairman, at (304) 232-0425.

Despite winter's snow and ice, members of the Thursday Music Club Chorus, under the direction of Anita Chops and Debbie Breiding, the accompanist, have been practicing most Wednesday mornings from 10 a.m. to noon at Elm Grove Evangelical Methodist Church.

The spring concert will be held April 3 for the members and guests of the Thursday Music Club. For information, call Chops at (304) 242-1455.

Join foundation,

get free trees

The Arbor Day Foundation is making it easy for everyone to celebrate the arrival of spring by planting trees.

Join the Arbor Day Foundation in March and receive 10 free white flowering dogwood trees.

"White flowering dogwoods will add beauty to your home throughout the year," said John Rosenow, founder and chief executive of the Arbor Day Foundation. "Dogwoods are known for their showy spring flowers, scarlet autumn foliage and red berries that attract songbirds during winter."

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

The trees will be shipped postpaid with enclosed planting instructions at the right time for planting between March 1 and May 31. The 6- to 12-inch trees are guaranteed to grow, or they will be replaced free of charge.

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

To become a member of the foundation and receive the free trees, send a $10 contribution to Ten Free Dogwood Trees, Arbor Day Foundation, 100 Arbor Ave., Nebraska City, NE 68410, by March 30 or join online at

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