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August 8, 2013
Weirton Daily Times

Writers society set to meet Aug. 13

The Tri-State Writers Society, led by award-winning local author Karen Majoris-Garrison, will hold its monthly meeting at 6 p.m. Aug. 13 in the Schiappa branch of the Public Library of Steubenville and Jefferson County.

Published and aspiring writers of all genres are welcome to attend.

For information, call (740) 424-1243 or visit

Murder-mystery dinner scheduled

The Weirton Woman's Club, a Greater Federation of Women's Clubs of West Virginia member organization, is organizing a murder mystery dinner fundraiser Oct. 5 at the Serbian American Cultural Center.

Mystery Theatre Unlimited will present "The Calamityville Horror," an interactive musical comedy starring Bert Furioli, Butch Maxwell, Michael Moran, Shannan Noe and Ryan Sears.

Horror and hilarity ensure when a haunted house is inherited, according to promotional material.

Tickets are $30 per person, and no tickets will be sold at the door. To purchase a ticket, call Barbara Raynolds at (304) 723-9772.

Country Friends hosting Eldurays

The Country Friends will host the Eldurays band Saturday at the Memorial Hall located at 402 Old Police Road, Colliers.

The doors opened at 6 p.m., and the dance begins at 7 p.m.

Country Friends hosts covered-dish dinners and open mic nights every Monday and Friday. The doors open at 4 p.m., the meal begins at 5 p.m. and open mic begins at 6 p.m.

Country Friends Foundation Inc. is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting Christianity, friendship and brotherly love though music. All proceeds go to charity.

For information, call (304) 527-4253 or (304) 797-1270 or visit

Crew House open house Sunday

The Crew House Museum on Main Street operated by the Richmond Community Historical Society will continue its summer open house series from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday.

Tom and Barb Grimm will serve as hosts.

Visitors can tour the facility that features a variety of Richmond memorabilia and check out the Jefferson Union room of school items, including yearbooks, uniforms and trophies.

There will be Richmond pottery on sale and newly available T-shirts from Memorial Day for $15 bearing the logo "In Richmond, We Remember."

The open houses will be held on the second and fourth Sundays this month August.

Phil Judy is president of the historical society. For information, call (740) 765-4534.

Three Score Seniors meet

President Cookie Veltri presided at the July Three Score Seniors meeting where Tony LaRosa gave the invocation and benediction.

Rosemary Gaynor introduced the evening's entertainer - Chuck Lucas, who played guitar and sang. We Three will be the August entertainment.

Reports were given by Secretary Pat Delekta; Membership Chair Nancy Smurda, who introduced new member Kathy McCarrick; and Reservation Chair Vivian Weigel, who said 101 members and three guests were in attendance, including Rita Mitchell, Roberta Barnett and Kathy Jones.

Sunshine Chair Winnie Kemp reported on cards sent and acknowledged birthdays and anniversaries.

Upcoming trips include:

Sept. 11-13, Seneca Niagara Falls Casino; and

Sept. 30, Polynesian Fire Seven Spring.

For information, contact Regina Truax at (304) 723-0419.

Veltri said a nominating committee should be in place for the August meeting.

Hospitality Chair Jim Hare gave prizes to Sonny Marino, Frank Fazio, Jeanette Wetzel, Jeanette Meriwether and John Peterson. Geno Cercone and Claire French won Undo's dinners. Sonny Marino and Marian Lammers won the 50/25/25 drawing.

Carrying out the meeting's luau theme, pineapples were given to Joe Veltri, Nancy Fridley, Virginia Kucan, Marilyn Hinchee, Jack Cummings and Barbara Andrews.

The next meeting will be held Aug. 22.

One-day VBS at Colliers church

The Colliers Way Church of Christ will hold a one-day vacation Bible school on Saturday at the church located at 612 Colliers Way, Weirton, across from Weirton Medical Center.

Registration and light breakfast begin at 8:30 a.m.

The theme is "Hayday - Growing in Friendship with Jesus," and there will be classes for infants through adults. There will be stories, crafts, games and snacks, and the day will conclude with a family picnic from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. on the church grounds.

Area families are invited to attend. There is no charge.

For information or to enroll, call the church office at (304) 723-5220.

Film showing tonight at college

Steubenville For Liberty and the American patriot Council WJH chapter will be showing "They Come to America II ("The Cost of Amnesty") in the Eastern Gateway Community College lecture hall beginning at 6:30 p.m. today.

It is open to the public and is free of charge.

UMW Local 7690 meets Tuesday

The United Mine Workers Local 7690 will meet at 9 a.m. on Tuesday in the cafeteria of Harrison Community Hospital in Cadiz.

Final show of season Sunday

The Sundowners 4-H Saddle Club has sponsored a series of open horse shows this summer with the last show of the season set for Sunday at 4-H Camp Aura located on Ross Road, New Cumberland.

The show begins at 10 a.m. with five 10 years-and-under classes, including walk-trot, thread the needle, egg and spoon, cloverleaf barrels and leadline. All 10-and-under classes will be awarded a first-place trophy and ribbons to five places.

At noon, open performance classes begin, including thread the needle, down and back, straight barrels, pole bending, cloverleaf barrels and stakebend. The classes are broken into age divisions of 12 and under, 13-17 and 18 and over.

All classes with eight or more entries will have cash payback. There also are three added money classes which include $50 added barrels, $50 added poles and $25 added stakebend. Champion and reserve will be awarded for all three age categories at the conclusion of the show. Contestants must have signed up to be considered for champion and reserve awards.

A concession stand is available on the grounds. In the event of extreme inclement, call (304) 564-3747 after 8 p.m. the night before the show to check for possible show cancellation.

For information or showbills, contact Tara Allison at (304) 564-3747.

St. Paul's having Sunday brunch

St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 717 Adams St., Steubenville, will host a brunch on Sunday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Featured will be brunch casseroles, made-to-order omelets and Belgian waffles along with salads, desserts and beverages.

The cost is $6 for adults and $3 for children 12 and under.

Carryouts are available by calling (740) 282-5366 between brunch hours.

Mended Hearts to meet Monday

The Greater Wheeling Area Chapter 3280 of the Mended Hearts Inc. will meet Monday at Ohio Valley Medical Center, Wheeling.

Dinner will be served at 6 p.m. in conference room B where the annual heart survivors picnic will be held and all heart survivors will be acknowledged.

All area heart survivors are invited to attend along with family, friends, neighbors or anyone with an interest. The menu will include salad, grilled chicken breast, oven roasted red skinned potatoes, green beans and angel food cake with strawberries. The meal cost is $9.

The guest speaker will be Dr. Raymond Hunerman, whose topic will be "Sinusplasty."

For information or reservations, contact Mary at (304) 280-5221 or Betsy at (304) 242-6444.

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