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July 4, 2013
Weirton Daily Times

Writers group to meet July 9

The Tri-State Writers Society, led by award-winning local author Karen Majoris Garrison, will meet at 6 p.m. July 9 at Eat 'n Park in Steubenville.

Published and aspiring writers are welcome to attend. For information, call (740) 424-1243 or visit and click on the TSWS page.

Group plans trip to see Diana Ross

The Four Seasons Citizens Association met June 12 at the Serbian American Cultural Center in Weirton with President Norma Yoho presiding.

Chaplin Mary Rose Spano gave the opening prayer.

After dinner, members were entertained by Ron Retzer.

Birthdays and an anniversary were acknowledged.

Barbara Wood was welcomed as a guest.

Tour directors Roberta Burnette and Edie Mitchell gave a report on the trip to see Diana Ross at Heinz Hall on Aug. 20. Anyone interested in going can call Roberts at (304) 564-4479 or Edie at (304) 797-1323 for information.

The free dinner went to Betty Lucas.

Lorraine Hazlett and Irene Rupani won the 50-50 drawing. Prize winners were Ruth Ladomensky, Wilda Horton, Jasper Wamsley, Barbara Libengood, Rose Spano and Beverly DiBaise.

The next meeting will be held July 17.

Auxiliary welcomes new member

The Tri-State Marine Corps Club Auxiliary held its monthly meeting June 10 at the Serbian American Cultural Center, welcoming new member Lillian Howell, the wife of Tri-State Marine Corps Club member Francis Howell of New Cumberland.

President Joan Spano presided, and Chaplain Mary Ann Smith led devotions.

Peg Dawson led in opening ceremonies.

The group received a thank-you card from the Barboursville West Virginia Veterans Home for sending birthday cards to residents.

Shirley Brecht gave the sunshine report, and historian Marcy Spano distributed photos.

June birthdays were acknowledged.

Joan Spano sent birthday cards to veterans home residents. Maxine Ragan placed a wreath on the auxiliary's behalf and Jim Jurosko placed one on the club's behalf at the May 27 Memorial Day ceremony.

The auxiliary is continuing to take donations for its no-bake bake sale.

Mary Arlia won the 50/50 drawing.

Auxiliary members signed cards for adopted veteran Danny Lyons.

JoAnn Johns and Joan Spano served refreshments, and Tina Spano and Vicki Parr will be responsible for refreshments in July, Carol Lyons and Leroy Bee in August, Mary Ann Smith and Mary Arlia in September, Maxine Ragan and Lavonne Balint in October, and Elizabeth Shipe and Tiffanie Handly in November.

The next meeting will be at 6:30 p.m. July 8.

Toronto Seniors planning picnic

Doris Matyas presided at the Toronto Senior Citizens meeting on June 27 for members and guest John Lesnick.

Robert Haught gave the blessing for the covered-dish dinner.

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

The kitchen committee for July will be Dee Fouts, Libby Conrad, Nanetta Householder, Ida Haynes, Nancy Ludewig, Marge OTool and Patty Rose.

The picnic will be held Aug. 8 at the Stratton Park.

Paul Koltz won the 50/50, and Terry Mamula won the door prize.

It was announced that there are a few seats available for the Sept. 16-19 trip to the Smokies - Biltmore, Dollywood, Gatlinburg, Andy Griffith and Mt. Airy, with the cost being $490. Interested travelers can call (740) 537-3064.

Bingo winners were Mary Petras, Carolyn Owen, Pat Rose, Mary Hackney, Blanche Williams, Rose Dials and Pat Rebes. Scat winners were Paula Krensavage, Pat Simpson, Pat Pfabe, Jane Hanuscin, Irene Miller, Irma Straka, Terry Mamula and Joyce Dobbs.

The next meeting will be held July 11 at the Roosevelt Building.

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) 527-4253 or (304) 479-1270. The website is

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