The 94th-annual installation of officers for LaBelle Chapter No. 414, Order of the Eastern Stars, recently was held at the Masonic Temple.
Officers installed were: Sandy Moxley, worthy matron; Ben Moxley, worthy patron; Clara McClure, associate matron; Howard McClure, associate patron; Lou Anne Craven, secretary; Carolyn Bickerstaff, treasurer; Arlene Sue Davis, associate conductress; Randall Craven, chaplain; Jim Davis, marshal; Paul Moore, organist; Carol Michael, Adah; Eileen Alloggia, Ruth; Opal Kleineke, Esther; Shirley Wallace, Martha; Mary Gail Monroe, warder; and Dorothy Stingle, sentinel.
Solina Marrero, past matron of the Toronto chapter, was the installing officer. She was assisted by Paula Johns, Anne Graham, Mary Sue Whipkey and Dorothy Newbold, all past matrons of the Toronto chapter, and Lucille Johnson, past matron of New Philadelphia.
Honored guests recognized were Lawrence Cullifer, past grand patron, West Virginia; Machelle Miller, deputy grand matron; and Paula Johns, grand representative of Saskatchewan.
Worthy matrons and worthy patrons of Bolivar, New Philadelphia, Unionport, District 13, Iva Chapter were recognized.
Brothers honored by their Masonic fraternity were Don Jugenheimer, Arthur Michael, Ben Moxley, Randall Craven and Howard McClure, District 14.
Fifty-year members recognized were Paula Johns and Anne Graham, Toronto; Mary Anna Cotter, Carroll; Mary Ellen Beans, New Philadelphia; Myrna Cline, Unionport; Lou Anne Craven, LaBelle Chapters; officers of the district, state vice president and president of the district, Barbara Campbell, secretary, Paul Moore; district charities committee members Janet Coffman and Meghan Miller.
Marie and Donald Helsel served on the refreshment committee.
Beech Bottom Community Christian Church will be holding a spaghetti dinner fundraiser from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.
Donations will be accepted.
Proceeds will benefit the evangelism committee.
Questions can be directed to Missi at (304) 639-7193
Cookie sale at
old school house
The annual Christmas cookie sale will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dec. 8 at the Pleasant Hill Historical School House located on state Route 213, Steubenville.
A pre-paid box of five dozen cookies costs $25.
"These make excellent Christmas gifts for family, friends and office parties. Additional cookies also will be be sold on that day," a museum spokesperson said.
Coming early is advised as the cookies sell out early.
Attendees are invited to tour the restored 1880 one-room school house, which will be decorated for Christmas.
All proceeds raised from the cookie sale go to the preservation and restoration of the school house. For information or to pre-order cookies, call (740) 283-1626.
to give speech
Dr. Jim Ball of JB Autism Consulting will give a presentation, "The Whole Child," from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Dec. 3 at the Weir Middle School Little Theater located on Sinclair Avenue, Weirton.
Ball will discuss autism and how the pervasive developmental disability affects functioning across all domains.
The event is sponsored by the Hancock and Brooke county schools special education departments.
Ball is a board-certified behavior analyst who has been working in the autism field for more than 20 years. He has provided educational, employment and residential services to children and adults with autism. Ball has lectured and written about autism, and he is a Autism Asperger's Digest magazine advisory board member.
Ball is a New Jersey Center for Outreach and Services for the Autism Community Board of Trustees member.
Kum Joyne Us
The Kum Joyne Us Class of Kolmont Church met Nov. 2 at the home of Ruby Grimes for a Thanksgiving dinner prepared by Ruby Grimes, Lora Grimes and Maureen Black, hostesses. Ten members attended.
Alice Brandon said the blessing.
Shirley McCartney, president, presided at the business meeting.
Ruby Grimes led devotions on "Thanks: Giving and Give." Readings were given by Nancy Tucker, Brandon, Black and Deanna Price. Members shared what they were thankful for. Price sang, and Virginia Young fielded prayer requests.
Reports were given by Sharlene Wade, Virginia Young, Lora Grimes and Sara Peeler.
The annual Christmas party will be held at 7 p.m. Dec. 7 in the fellowship hall. Black, the program chairperson, said the theme will be "Jesus Is The Gift." The dinner will be catered by Michele Trikonis. The price for the meal is $10 for adults and $5 for children age 7 to 12. Children 6 and under eat free. There will be an optional $10 gift exchange.
Reservations are due by Sunday to Ruby Grimes. All women of the church are invited.
Ruby Grimes closed with prayer. Peeler held the auction.
The next regular meeting will be held Jan. 4 at the fellowship hall at 7 p.m. McCartney and Tucker will serve as the hostesses.
"The Lost Children of the Ohio Valley," a book including interviews of those who spent all or part of their childhood at the former McCullough Children's Home of Yellow Creek and written by the late Gordon Grafton, was discussed by Charles Lash as he presided over the November meeting of Survivors and Seekers.
Many of those interviewed are members of the group, which is considering ordering copies to sell as a fundraiser. Lash is to look into this with the publisher in January.
Other ideas for raising money are to be presented at the next meeting.
The Christmas luncheon will be held at Froehlich's Classic Corner on Dec. 14 at noon. Members who attend on a regular basis will have their meal paid. Other members are welcome to attend but will need to pay for their lunch.
Mary Pasich won the door prize.