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June 10, 2013
Weirton Daily Times

Art Association

meeting scheduled

The Steubenville Art Association will meet at 7 p.m. June 19 at Historic Fort Steuben, 120 S. Third St., Steubenville, for a demonstration by Wayne Chunat of Malvern on "Acrylics as Watercolors."

Hostesses are Rebecca Turrence, chairman, assisted by Helen Sweeney, Diane Kessler and Barbara Van Fossen.

Earlier in the day form 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Chunat will lead a workshop on "Acrylics as Watercolor. Cost is $40. For information, contact Marnee Muhleman at (330) 340-4577

Weirton Hospital

Retirees meet

Weirton Hospital Retirees will meet at noon Tuesday at Giovanni's Restaurant located on Pennsylvania Avenue, Weirton.

The June luncheon will be the all-birthday celebration, and longtime member Helen Bright, who recently celebrated her 90th birthday, will be honored. Dr. Carol Slomski, Weirton Medical Center's Breast Cancer Center team member, will be the speaker.

At the previous meeting, President Joyce Barnhart, Donna Karas, Rhadine Ross, Jean Duffy and Josie Glauser gave reports. Members approved the purchase of a karaoke machine for use as an audio system.

Judy Tate accepted materials donated toward the ongoing Sleeping Bag project.

New members Sandy Haspel, Cathy Kontra and Jan Hicks were welcomed. Recent medical center retirees who want to join the organization should contact Barnhart at (304) 748-4657.

Vice President Corliss Brown is preparing an updated membership roster, it was announced.

Any member who didn't receive a reservation call from the telephone committee should contact Barnhart at (304) 748-4657 or Ross at (304) 748-8171.

Meeting changed

for Brooke group

Brooke County Democratic Women have changed their meeting night to Wednesday due to the West Virginia Democratic Women hosting the National Democratic Women's annual meeting Wednesday through Sunday in Charleston.

This year a new national president will be elected with West Virginia's Carye Blaney the top nominee for the office.

Club membership remains open for the 2013-14 year to any Democratic women 18 or older.

Emergencies topic

for woman's club

The GFWC WV Bethany Woman's Club closed its season with a program on safety, emergency and what to do in a disaster.

Helen Moren, president, presided at the meeting, which featured Bob Fowler, Brooke County emergency management and ambulance director, as guest speaker.

Fowler spoke about the Brooke County Community Emergency Response Team, a group of volunteers trained to assist with disaster relief.

Moren spoke on the In Case of Emergency, Yellow Dot and Vial of Life programs.

Members donated healthy snacks to Boatie's Boxes and are collecting items for the Energy Express summer reading program, which is sponsored by West Virginia University Extension Service.

Summer projects will include making little dresses for Africa, Operation Smile and collecting socks for the YWCA domestic violence program.

In keeping with the Brooke-Hancock Relay for Life, purple bows and a flag were placed in the community. Flowers were planted around town and at the veterans monument.

Talent show

details announced

Audition packets are being accepted for the fourth-annual talent show that will be part of this year's Harrison County Fair.

Audition packets must be sent to P.O. Box 16, Hopedale, OH 43976 no later than June 16 with those chosen to participate notified by June 19.

All entries will be pre-screened and acts chosen to participate at the discretion of the Harrison County Agricultural Society. Twenty acts will be chosen for category one for those age 16 and older, and 10 acts will be chosen for category two, those 15 and younger.

Audition packets must include a CD, DVD or VHS of an entrant's performance; a photograph; a list of item being brought for the act; personal information; type of performance; and approximate time of performance. Each act must be 6 minutes or less. There is no entry fee.

In each category, a panel of judges will select the top five acts to perform a second time.

Cash prizes in category one are: first, $500; second, $400; third, $300; fourth, $200; and fifth, $100. Cash prizes in category two are: first, $125; second, $75; third, $50; fourth $25; and fifth, $15.

For information, call (740) 512-8514.

Four Seasons

Seniors meet

The Four Season Senior Citizens Association met May 15 at the Serbian American Cultural Center with President Norma Yoho presiding.

After dinner, the band Stone Street Station entertained members.

May birthdays and anniversaries were acknowledged.

The 50-50 drawing was won by Carolyn Shaffer and Louise Vuckovich.

Door prizes were won by Tom Maxwell, Virginia Roseberry, Dorothy Pashke, Shaffer and Joan Kucena.

Members played cards and bingo after dinner.

The next meeting will be held June 19.

Prayer to be at

Lifetree Cafe

WELLSBURG - The effectiveness of prayer will be explored at the Lifetree Cafe at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Staffileno's on the River.

The program will include a filmed interview with former golf pro Wally Armstrong, who found an unusual way to make his prayers more meaningful.

Armstrong, who is also the author of "The Mulligan: A Parable of Second Chances," says, "There's a new level. I was a believer in prayer but I found there's a big difference between believing something is true, and experiencing something is real."

Admission to the 60-minute event is free.

Lifetree Cafe is an informal group in which people gather for conversation about life and faith in a casual coffeehouse-type setting.

For information, contact Vicky Barr at (740) 282-3458 or

Veterans service

panel to meet

The regular monthly meeting of the Jefferson County Veterans Service Commission will be held at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday at the War Memorial Building, 423 North St., Steubenville.

All veterans or interested parties are welcome to attend.

Bicycle ride to benefit 4-H

Outspoken for 4-H, an annual fundraising bicycle ride, will begin at the World's Largest Teapot at 6:24 a.m. Thursday in Chester.

For the 10th year, 4-H members, leaders and supporters will bicycle 250 miles to raise money for camp scholarships.

Hancock County residents involved in the ride include Alec James, Ronald James, Susan James, Teresa Miller Holzapfel and Jomar Shaffer.

The riders will pass through 11 counties before ending just outside of Weston at West Virginia University's Jackson's Mill State 4-H Camp for the kickoff of 4-H Older Member's Conference on Sunday the summer's first state 4-H camp.

They are expected to stop at Brooke High School between 9 a.m. and 9:30 a.m.

There are several ways to donate. In addition to the traditional methods of donating online or by mail, donation by text message is available this year.

Text WVU BIKE to 85944 to make a $10 donation.

Those who would like to place motivational signs along the route are welcome and encouraged to do so.

A detailed route map is available at

For information, contact Carole Scheerbaum of the Hancock County WVU Extension Office at (304) 564-3805 or Liz Gatts at the Brooke County WVU Extension office at (304) 737-3666.

Father's Day

craft offered

Children are invited to stop by the Brooke County Public Library any time between 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. Wednesday and create a Father's Day craft for their dads.

Supplies are limited.

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