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November 20, 2012
Weirton Daily Times

Upcoming events at E.S. center

Events coming up at the East Springfield Community Center located on county Road 39 include a dance Saturday from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. featuring DJ Chelsea Matta. Cost is $3 per person.

Line dancing lessons with Emma Anderson, instructor, will be held Nov. 26 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Cost is $4 per lesson.

A country classic Sands of Time dance will be held from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Dec. 1. Admission is $5 per person.

A flea market and craft show will be held Dec. 8 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Table rental is $2 per foot or vendors can bring their own table and rent a space for $10. For information, contact Sue at (740) 543-3066.

Toronto Senior Citizens meet

Doris Matyas presided at the Toronto Senior Citizens meeting and annual Thanksgiving dinner held Nov. 8 when Dave and Karen Krause were welcomed as guests.

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

Entertainment was provided by Richie Coburn.

Reports were given by Shirley Rebich, Joyce Dobbs and Rosemary Bonofine.

Birthdays and anniversaries were acknowledged.

Nancy Taggart won the 50/50. Door prize winners were Ross Dye, Judy Bickler, Nancy Ludewig, Don Smith, Robert Haught, Libby Conrad, Gertie Morris, Mary Petras and Rosemarie Cieslak. Bingo winners were Violet McClain, Bobbie Koltz, Nancy Taggart and Mary Koth. Scat winners were John Wherry, Doris Matyas, Dee Fouts, Laura Mamula and Mary Alice Meyer.

The annual Christmas dinner will be held at St. Francis Hall on Dec. 13. Seats remain available for the trip to Denmark, Norway and Sweden. For information, call (740) 537-3064.

Register now for Story Time

Registration is under way for Story Time that will be held at the Schiappa branch of the Public Library of Steubenville and Jefferson County on Mondays Nov. 26 through Dec. 17 at 6 p.m. It is for children ages 4 and 5. Stories, rhymes and crafts are shared. Register by calling (740) 264-6166.

Family movie night will be held at the Schiappa branch on Friday at 4 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Bring drinks and snacks to the library. Register by calling (740) 264-6166.

Tri-State Marine Corps Auxiliary meets

The Tri-State Marine Corps Club Auxiliary of Weirton held its monthly meeting Nov. 12 at the Serbian American Cultural Center with President Joan Spano presiding.

Chaplain Mary Ann Smith led devotions, reading "Those Who Hope in the Lord Will Soar Like an Eagle." She also offered the invocation and led in special prayers.

Shirley Brecht asked those in attendance to take a moment to thank a veteran.

Recording Secretary Carol Lyons read thank-you letters from Barboursville Veteran Home for October and November birthday cards and from Boatsie's Boxes for 26 Christmas stockings for active duty troops. The stockings were provided by the auxiliary, Clyde Elliott, JoAnn Murphy, Mary Rose Spano, Helen Ferrari and Angela Mazur of Howard Hanna Mortimer Realty.

Brecht gave a report on the auxiliary Christmas party, which will be held Dec. 6 at Undo's. The event will include a "Secret Pals" gift exchange, and members will choose a new secret pal for 2013.

The Marines Corp Club will hold its Christmas party following their December meeting, and auxiliary members will bring covered dishes. The club will provide the meat dish.

Joan Spano sent birthday cards for those with November birthdays at the Barboursville Veterans Home. She also placed a wreath Nov. 12 at the Millsop Community Center on behalf of the auxiliary during Veterans Day services. Bruce Hornick placed a wreath on behalf of the Marine Corps Club.

The auxiliary chose their adopted veteran for 2013, Danny Lyons, a member of the corps club.

Peg Dawson won the 50/50 drawing and donated it back to the treasurer.

The auxiliary will hold brown bag lunches in January and February. The next meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 12 at the cultural center.

Alzheimer's support group meeting set

The Alzheimer's Association will hold its monthly Caregiver Support group meeting at 6 p.m. Nov. 29 at Eastern Gateway Community College, 4000 Sunset Blvd., Room 1500, Steubenville.

For information, call the Alzheimer's Association at (330) 650-0552 or 1 (800) 272-3900.

Four Seasons Seniors elect officers

The Four Seasons Senior Citizens Association met Nov. 14 at the Serbian American Cultural Center in Weirton with Angela Gillette, first vice president, presiding. Josie Cekinovich gave the invocation.

Dolly and Sandy Muscara, guests of Jenny Muscara, were welcomed.

Donahue and Son entertained with a mix of country and classic music.

Cekinovich, reservation chairman, reported 109 reservations. The December menu will be wedding soup, beef burgundy or stuffed chicken breast, vegetables and dessert.

Members recognized November birthdays and anniversaries.

A report was given on cards sent, and a membership report noted membership stands at 161.

Officers for the 2013 term will be Norma Yoho, president; Roberta Burnette, first vice president; Chris Sklenar, second vice president; Tom Maxwell, secretary; Rose Mark, treasurer; Mary Rose Spano, chaplain; and Jane Barney, historian.

Frank Sciarra was awarded the free dinner from the club. Winners of the 50/50 drawing were Armando D'Amico and Jim Orler. Door prizes were awarded to Rose Mark, Barbara Cerra, Jim Cerra, Tom Barbara, Barbara Libengood and Chuck Rupani.

The next meeting will be held Dec. 12.

Fundraiser pancake breakfast Sunday

A fundraiser pancake breakfast in celebration of Jojo DeMayo of Steubenville will be held Sunday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the American Legion Argonne Post 33 located at 808 N. Fifth St., Steubenville.

The cost is $5 per person with children 3 and under eating for free.

Tickets are available in advance or at the door. For information, call Christina at (740) 457-8262.

Country Friends to host band

Country Friends will host Art Beal and The Country Tradition band Saturday at the Memorial Hall located at 402 Old Police Lodge Road, Colliers.

Country Friends has events every 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 so desire for the meal that begins at 5 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) 527-4253 or (304) 479-1270.

School retirees plan holiday party

Thirty-three people attended the Steubenville City Schools retirees luncheon held Nov. 8 at Scaffidi's Restaurant in Steubenville.

Cards were signed for ill members, and sign-up sheets were distributed to recruit volunteers for Charity Hospice's poinsettia tree at the Fort Steuben Mall. The Christmas lunch will be held at 1:30 p.m. Dec. 13 the Ville. Anyone wanting to participate in a gift exchange is asked to bring a $5 gift.

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