Party Saturday for
The Mingo Knights of Columbus Christmas party co-sponsored by Mayor John "Wiz" Fabian and Scott Fabian will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Mingo Knights of Columbus banquet hall located at 117 Legion Drive, Mingo Junction.
The event, which will include light food and a visit from Santa Claus, is open to children of Mingo.
Those planning to attend are asked to call (740) 535-8037.
The 95th-annual installation of officers for LaBelle Chapter No. 414, Order of the Eastern Stars, recently was held at the Masonic Temple.
Officers installed were: Clara McClure, worthy matron; Howard McClure, worthy patron; Sandy Moxley, associate matron; Ben Moxley, associate patron; Lou Anne Craven, secretary; Carolyn Bickerstaff, treasurer; Eileen Alloggia, conductress; Arlene Sue Davis, associate conductress; Randall Craven, chaplain; Jim Davis, marshal; Paul Moore, organist; Stephanie Burch, Ruth; Opal Kleineke, Esther; Shirley Wallace, Martha; Mary Gail Monroe, warder; and Dorothy Stingle, sentinel. Pages are Lauren Callahan and JoElle Westfall.
Dorothy Newbold, past matron of the Toronto chapter, was the installing officer. She was assisted by Mary Sue Whipkey, Holly Lewis, Barbara Cameron, Betty Hasley, all from the Toronto Chapter, and Dianne Phillips, past matron of Delta Chapter.
Honored guests attending were: Susan Kerns, past grand matron of Ohio; Lawrence Cullifer, past grand patron of West Virginia; Clara McClure and Nancy McMillin, deputy grand matrons; and Doris Bichsel, Pat Smith and Brenda Momirovis, grand representatives.
Worthy matrons and worthy patrons were from Bolivar, Freeport, New Philadelphia, Newcomerstown, Toronto, Unionport, District 13, Carrollton, East Liverpool, East Palestine, Louisville and Kingston.
Brothers honored by their Masonic fraternity were Alan Mart, Wayne Sperber, Earl Fitzgerald, Tom Jones III, Lawrence Cullfier, Ben Moxley, Howard McClure and Randall Craven.
Others recognized were: 50-year members Theresa Reese and Lou Anne Craven, LaBelle Chapter; Marlene Bond, Freeport Chapter; Barbara Cameron, Anne Graham and Paula Johns, Toronto Chapter; Joann Osburn, Unionport Chapter; Marilyn Petroli, Louisville Chapter; officers of the district, Marty Bardall, president; Paul Moore, vice president; Cathy Barcus, secretary; district No. 13, Karen Jones, president; district charities director, Ruth Kistler; president, Golden Stars Pennsylvania, Nancy McMillin; grand page to the deputy grand matron, Audred Rainsberger; and grand aide to the deputy grand matron, Howard McClure.
Installation committees were: registration, Sara Joe Peeler; Roberta Gilday; refreshments, Lisa Jenkins, Chelsea Jenkins; and chairs, Ron Phillips, Delta Chapter.
Country Friends will host the Eldurays Saturday at the Memorial Hall located at 67 Old Police Lodge Road, Colliers.
The doors open at 6 p.m., and the dance starts at 7 p.m.
Country Friends have 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 through music. All proceeds go to charity.
For information, call (304) 797-1270 or (304) 527-3322 or visit www.countryfriendsfoundation.com.
Christmas Fun Day
set for Saturday
The Follansbee United Methodist Church will host a "Christmas Fun Day" from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday for children ages 4 and older.
Activities will include carol singing, cookie decorating, crafts and Christmas bingo.
Fish fry dinner
Friday at church
St. Thomas Church located on Three Springs Drive in Weirton is having a fish fry dinner from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday.
Dinner includes fish, fries, cole slaw and coffee for $8. Drinks and desserts are extra. Takeout will be available. The event is open to the public.
Patrons can place an order by calling (304) 723-4120 or stop at the church.
Mingo Lions plan
President James Freiling presided for the November dinner meeting of the Mingo Lions Club that was held at La La's Diner in Steubenville.
Karen Edwards gave the opening prayer and led in opening exercises.
Discussion was held on the zone meeting the club will host on Feb. 17 at Harmony United Methodist Church in Mingo. Plans will be finalized at the January meeting.
Members recycled for the benefit of Indian Creek Schools.
The club's Christmas party will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Dec. 16 with Jeff Schuetz to host the covered-dish event at his business establishment. The party will include the club's "famous white elephant sale," door prizes and games. Clara Sue Milewsky will be the caller. Guests are welcome to attend.
Birthdays were acknowledged.
Bill Snyder gave the closing prayer.
Rich Daniel Angelica was welcomed as a guest.
Freiling won the drawing, which he donated back to the club.
The next meeting will be held Jan. 20.
Fun Seekers President David Hunt presided at the December meeting where Joann Bugin gave the invocation and benediction.
Bugin introduced the Casey School of Dance dancers, who performed their Christmas program.
David Krause announced tours being offered for 2014, which include:
For information, contact Krause at (740) 264-6886 or Regina Truax at (304) 723-0419.
Barbara Purks and Truax won the 50/50 drawing. The following won door prizes: Howard Day and Richard Dobbs won free dinners. Marilyn Ridgeway, Patsy Verlast, Joyce Dobbs, Krause, Milt Fabianich, Jerry Mulrooney, Linda Lenzi, Sam DeMeo, Bill Whiteman, Jeannie Manfresca, Anita Spadafora, Wendy Mosslander, Pat Marshall, Theresa Hamrock, Ellen Hunt, J. DeFallo, Purks, Tony LaRosa, Thelma Kettle, Truax, Ben Gundrum, Larry Thomaselli, Phil DeStefano, Bugin, Joe Hamrock, Chuck Pearce, Jannette Gibson, Pat Rossi, Nancy Smurda, Laura Mamula, Karen Krause, Phyllis Riapos, Larry Basil, Barbara Cerra and Barbara Whiteman. Wal and Mary Margaret Klepadlo selected the prizes.
There will be no January meeting. The next meeting will be held Feb. 5 at Weirton Undo's.
Library programs are announced
Upcoming programs offered through the Public Library of Steubenville and Jefferson County have been announced. They include the following:
In honor society
The Buckeye Online School for Success recently held its induction ceremony of the National Honor Society in Columbus in the State Capitol Rotunda.
Among the 19 students inducted were three Jefferson County residents, including Shelby Bennett and Rebekah Bradcovich, both of Bloomingdale, and Gabriel Gessler of Mingo Junction.
To be eligible for membership consideration, students must have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.5 In addition, candidates must meet high standards of leadership, service and character.
Members of the 11th and 12th-grade classes were evaluated and selected by the faculty council of the chapter.
A Christmas Coffeehouse at the Arbor will be held at 6 p.m. Friday at the facility located at 208 S. Chester St., New Cumberland, one block south of the traffic light.
Dale McCartney and Family Tradition will perform country and Christmas music. Children are welcome with accompanying adults. Donations will be accepted. Proceeds benefit the community outreach afterschool program.
Free parking is available. For information, call (304) 794-8275 or email email@example.com.