What’s going on throughout the area

Bezaleel Wells Questers meet

The Bezaleel Wells Chapter of Questers met recently at the home of Donna Keagler for a luncheon meeting.

Reports were given by Marlene Rhueff and Terri Milliken.

Members voted to make a donation to Questers in memory of Joan Powell, who organized the chapter and was a mentor to its members.

Items were received for a tea basket to be donated to the Ohio Questers for its annual Harvest Sale, which is held each year at the state fall conference. Keagler will organize the basket.

Keagler presented the program on “Carafes, Pitchers and Decanters,” explaining that pitchers have been found as far back as 3,500 B.C. and are made of many materials, such as plastics, ceramics and glass.

She explained the differences between pitchers, carafes and decanters and showed members some of her collection. Adding to the display was Carole Gaston.

Another recent meeting was held at Mill Creek Inn with Terri Milliken as hostess. Among those attending was Susanne Curn Escobar’s daughter, Lisa, who was visiting from Mexico.

Reports for the day included one on the “Chautauqua in the Hills” state meeting held at Belmont Hills Country Club.

Milliken presented the program on Longaberger baskets and pottery. The Longaberger Co. is a manufacturer of handcrafted maple baskets and pottery and is located near Dresden. It was founded by Dave Longaberger, who based the baskets on ones that his father, J.W., learned to make when he apprenticed with the Dresden Basket Factory early in the last century, she explained. Dave’s daughter, Tami, is now the head of the company. Several miniature baskets and pottery pieces were on display.

A holiday luncheon was hosted by Curn Escobar in her home with members contributing covered dishes. A gift exchange was held.

Maryann Whalen will host the next meeting, presenting a program on “Spoons.”

VFW holding

dinner Feb. 2

The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2716, Weirton, will hold its monthly lotto dinner at 6 p.m. Feb. 2 at the post located on Main Street.

Tickets are $7 per person for a meal and chance at winning $500. Tickets can be purchased at the post or from post members.

For information, call the post after 4 p.m. at (304) 748-9674.

Library program

lineup detailed

Upcoming programs at the Public Library of Steubenville and Jefferson County include the following:

  • Book club for the Schiappa branch will meet on Tuesday at 6 p.m. Join by calling the library at (740) 264-6166. The men’s book club at the main library will meet on Wednesday at 6 p.m., and the main library’s regular book club also will meet on Wednesday at 10:30 a.m.

To inquire about the main library’s book club, call (740) 282-9782.

The Tiltonsville branch has a thriller book club that will meet on Tuesday at 6 p.m. For information, call (740) 859-5163. The Brilliant branch’s book club will meet today at 6 p.m. Call (740) 598-4028 for information.

  • Registration is under way for Story Time at the main library and at the Schiappa branch. Story Time is for children ages 4 and 5.

The main library will offer Story Time on Wednesdays, Feb. 13-27 at 6 p.m. Call (740) 282-9782 to register. At the Schiappa branch, it will be offered on Mondays, Feb. 11 through March 4 at 6 p.m. Call (740) 264-6166 to register at the Schiappa branch.

  • Story Hour will be offered at the Adena branch. It is for children ages 2-5 and parents. Register by calling the library at (740) 546-3782.
  • Play & Learn the Alphabet will be at the Brilliant branch on Tuesday at 11 a.m. Play & Learn the Alphabet is for parents and children ages 2-6.

Adena Lions club

make 2013 plans

The Adena Lions Club launched the new year with a board meeting on Jan. 2 at the Lions Club room.

Darrin Young presided, and Dustin Kinsey offered the opening prayer.

Plans were made for a breakfast meeting instead of a dinner meeting in mid-month. It was held at the Adena Fire Hall as a family fun breakfast, with Ron Malin, Tom C. Shields and John Lengyel in charge. The February dinner meeting at the Farm Restaurant was discussed.

Malin reported on the Giving Tree, where 26 families and 63 children received a holiday gift from cards taken from the Christmas trees located in both the PNC Bank and the Adena Post Office, a bag of groceries from the Adena United Methodist Church Food Pantry and a ham and a turkey from the Lions club.

Randy Bednarski reported on a successful rose sale, and Dustin Kinsey reported that there were 12 people caroling at area care facilities. He reported that the minstrel committee was meeting every Wednesday in January to plan the upcoming 2013 minstrel.

Martin McKim reported on a thank-you received from Urban Mission Ministries for the clothes collected and taken in to the center for their projects.

Young will attend the Adena Village Council to discuss the Bedway Park project that the club wants to start in February.

Four Seasons

Seniors meet

The Four Seasons Senior Citizens Association met Jan. 16 at the Serbian-American Cultural Center with President Norma Yoho presiding.

Chaplain Mary Rose Spano gave the invocation.

After dinner, Rick and Teresa Taylor entertained.

Reservations Chair Josie Cerinovich reported 91 reservations and 161 members.

Members recognized January birthdays and anniversaries.

Thelma Bronson received the free dinner. Wanda Perrone and Norma Yoho won the 50/50 drawing.

Norma Yoho, Jim Oiler, Bob Anderson, Lester Yoho, Ann Whitehead, Joann Magnone, John Prebeg won door prizes.

Members played cards and bingo after the meeting.

The next meeting will be held Feb. 20.