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New Cumberland Lions Club

plans a food fundraiser on Saturday

NEW CUMBERLAND — The New Cumberland Lions Club will host a pulled pork fundraiser Saturday outside the Swaney Memorial Library in New Cumberland from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. or while the food lasts.

The pulled pork sandwich alone will cost $7. The sides offered will be a potato salad and baked beans and will cost $1 each. Customers can add one or both sides to make a meal. Drinks will be available for $1.

The fundraiser coincides with the Moto Guzzi rally to be held in New Cumberland over Memorial Day weekend, it was noted at the club’s regular May 17 meeting chaired by Treasurer Alan Lee.

Pam Stiles offered the prayer and Jim Wells led the group in the Pledge of Allegiance. The meeting began with information on fundraising.

The minutes were accepted as presented and the treasurer’s report was placed on file for verification.

Correspondence has been received from Leader Dogs in thanks for a recent donation. A donation request to help with an Eagle Scout project has been received.

Jeanne Cox will provide the truck for the Memorial Day Parade on May 30. Peggy Lee will be the Lion of the parade.

Tom Stiles reported that six Lions collected 14 bags of trash when they cleaned up the club’s adopted stretch of highway on April 30.

Cox offered a flag program to third graders at New Manchester Elementary School on May 6. She was accompanied by Wells, Lee, Stiles and World War II veteran Gabriel Arlia. The students all received a miniature flag at the end of the program. They were very attentive and asked questions. Stiles, a Vietnam veteran, and Arlia are part of the Navy Honor Guard and demonstrated the proper way to fold a flag.

Club votes were in favor of Lions Club membership in the Top of WV Convention and Visitors Bureau. The club has also agreed to donate to Boy Scout’s Donovan Franczek’s Eagle Scout Project.

As part of new business, a scholarship from Lions Clubs of New Cumberland, Newell and Chester was awarded to a student in the culinary arts program at the John D. Rockefeller Career Center.

The New Cumberland Lions will join the Chester Lions in buying the Lions brooms for sale.

The next regular meeting will take place on June 14 and will concern the installation of leaders for the year 2022-23.

Jefferson County Retired Teachers Association meets

STEUBENVILLE — Members of the Jefferson County Retired Teachers Association held their first meeting of 2022 on May 10 at Richmond United Methodist Church.

President Dave Nicholson opened the meeting. Larry Coleman, Nicholson, Linda Holub and William Shuster have been the top volunteers over the past two years, it was announced.

A minute of silence was observed for Betty Ruggieri, Carl Myers, Esther Harris and Rita Sylvester, all former members.

Bea Lehner, former president of the Ohio Retired Teachers Association, spoke about the one-time cost-of-living adjustment members will receive over the next two years, depending on whether they retire in June or July.

Gina Judy introduced Rhonda L. Leisten-Stubbs of A Child’s Place CASA Ltd. She explained the program and how it helps families and their children.

The next general meeting will be September 13 at 10:30 a.m. at the Wintersville United Methodist Church. All retired teachers are invited to join the organization.

‘Kookaburra Coast’ Theme for Starkdale Presbyterian VBS

STEUBENVILLE — Starkdale Presbyterian Church, 4600 Sunset Blvd., will hold its Vacation Bible School from 9 a.m. to noon June 13-17.

The theme will be “Kookaburra Coast – Awesome Adventures in God’s Glory.”

The outreach is for children in pre-kindergarten (must be 4 years old) through sixth grade.

Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. on June 13.

“We are very excited about this year’s Vacation Bible School adventure,” noted Janice Whitaker, director of VBS. “We are busy transforming our church into coastal and outback Australia. Children will see exotic animals including kangaroos and koalas in the backcountry. Students will learn about the adventures of Moses in their daily Bible lessons.

Activities will include crafts, music, Bible lessons and outdoor activities. A light lunch will be served mid-morning.

On June 17, the kids will come as usual at 9 a.m. with the program taking place at 11:30 a.m. An ice cream social will follow.

“A call to the church at (740) 264-5309 with the number of children in attendance would be greatly appreciated,” Whitaker added.

Cynthia’s Rainbow 5K

is scheduled for June 5

WINTERSVILLE — Cynthia’s Rainbow 5K Run/Walk will take place June 5 at 9 a.m., starting and ending at Indian Creek High School.

Proceeds benefit the Cynthia Rose Phillipson Charitable Foundation in memory of Cynthia Rose Philipson, daughter of Carol and Todd Phillipson, who died November 2, 2014. The foundation supports scholarships for students at area schools, Mary’s Meals and Cornerstone of Hope

They expect about 150 participants. Prizes will be awarded in several categories. All participants will receive a T-shirt and refreshments after the race.

“The Phillipson family would like to thank the participants, the volunteers and all the local businesses who have generously contributed to this worthy cause. noted a spokesperson.

The next event sponsored by the foundation is the annual golf outing scheduled for July 9 at Cadiz Country Club.

Anyone interested in donating can do so by going to to donate with Paypal or

Toronto seniors announce

new leaders for the organization

TORONTO — Judy Bickler opened the Toronto senior meeting on May 19 where the group’s new leaders were unveiled.

The new leadership nominating committee included Karen Krause, president, and Lola Swanagan, Maryln Izzy and Arlene Obertance, who announced the new leadership.

They are: the president, Judy Bickler; vice-president, Emma Spicer; treasurer, Rosemary Bonefine; Assistant Treasurer, Patty Smith; social secretary, Paula Krensavage; chaplain, Mary Alice Meyer; parliamentarian, Swanagan; and publicity, Peggy Miller.

The position of secretary is not yet filled.

Lester Stuckmeyer won the draw 50-50 and Joyce Zimmerman won the door prize. Peggy Ziarko won the basket. The bingo winners were Joyce Keenan, Laura Van Dyke, Pat Pfabe, Jean Cline and Okie Nestor.

Mary Alice Meyer led the members with prayer and commitment.

Trips have been announced, including the Wednesday-Friday outing to the Seneca Niagara Falls Resort and Casino. Masks are required for this trip per NYC requirements.

A trip is scheduled for August 12 to the magical Hawaiian show at Polynesian Island of Tulka in Columbiana. Final payment is due by June 16.

For more information on either trip, contact Bickler at (740) 282-6721 or Carole Eddy at (740) 282-6887. There are still free places.

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