Community briefs

Steubenville Woman’s Club

to welcome local pastor

The GFWC/Ohio Woman’s Club of Steubenville will continue the new club season with a noon luncheon meeting Monday at the Steubenville Country Club.

The program will feature the Rev. Ed Rudiger, pastor of Cove Presbyterian Church in Weirton, as guest speaker.

An educator and scholar of both religion and history, Rudiger will address the topic “Looking at History as Story.”

Rudiger also served as an instructor with the Academy of Lifelong Learning at the Franciscan University of Steubenville.

Hostesses and greeters for Monday’s meeting will be Eleanor Weiss and Marge Bedortha.

President Kathy Mills will preside.

Steubenville Legion Auxiliary 33

schedules Thursday meeting

The monthly meeting of the American Legion Auxiliary Unit No. 33 will be held at 6 p.m. on Thursday.

Members will be planning the disabled veterans Christmas party on Dec. 11 and the auxiliary’s?Christmas party, which will be held Dec. 5 at Naples.

Roast pork loin dinner at

E.S. community center Thursday

The East Springfield Community Recreation and Service Center located on county Road 39 next to the East Springfield Volunteer Fire Department will host its monthly fundraiser dinner on Thursday from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

The roast pork loin dinner will include mashed potatoes and gravy, sauerkraut, green beans, applesauce, rolls, dessert and drink. Cost is $7.

Takeout orders are available by calling (740) 543-3700. For information, visit the website at

Duck race part of Irondale fall fest events on Saturday

The Stanton Ruritan Club is organizing its annual duck race for Saturday at Irondale Park.

Ducks can be purchased for $5 by Friday by calling Frank Marcino, club vice president, (740) 544-5502.

Proceeds from the event help fund projects spearheaded by the club.

The duck race is part of the Irondale Community homecoming fall fest and car show that begins at 10 a.m. and continues all evening.

In addition to the duck race, there will be a pet/bike parade, food, crafters, contests, a Chinese auction, entertainment and a light show, according to a news release.

Mingo Knights of Columbus

planning rosary service Thursday

The Mingo Knights of Columbus Council 4361 will hold a Luminous Mysteries for Life rosary service in front of the grotto at the Mingo Knights of Columbus building at 6 p.m. Thursday.

The service, which is open to the public, will be led by the Rev. James Dunfee, council chaplain.

Snacks will be served afterwards.

The Thursday meeting is canceled, according to Shawn Zarych, grand knight.

Kum Joyne Us class members

discuss annual Christmas party

The Kum Joyne Us Class of Kolmont Church met Sept. 13 in the fellowship hall with Shirley McCartney, president, offering the blessing for the covered dish dinner and presiding at the business meeting.

Ruby Grimes opened the meeting with prayer; Sara Peeler had devotions; and Alice Brandon read scripture from John 10:10, noting “God takes us and forms us into new creatures. We should let God be the true designer of our lives.”

The 10 members attending answered roll call with a scripture and heard reports by Sharlene Wade, Virginia Young, Lora Grimes and Peeler. Young presented letters received from the missionaries the class sponsors.

The annual Christmas Party was discussed. Marlene Black will be the chairperson. There will be a $10 optional gift exchange. Brandon will be in charge of reservations. Brandon closed the meeting with prayer. McCartney will be the October hostess. Peeler held the auction. The next meeting is Friday.

Mount Pleasant Historical Society

program on use of herbs for medicine

The Historical Society of Mount Pleasant will elect officers at its annual meeting at 7 p.m. on Tuesday at the Elizabeth House Mansion Museum in Mount Pleasant.

Pam Dunn, society member, will discuss historic uses of herbs for medicine and their usefulness today.

Light refreshments will be served. The meeting is open to the public. For information or questions, contact Sherry Sawchuck at (740) 769-2893.