Benefit dinner set?Feb. 6 for cancer patient

A BENEFIT spaghetti dinner will be held Feb. 6 at the Piedmont Firehouse for Rick Bear who has been diagnosed with lung cancer.

Bear, a long standing and active resident of the area, is employed at the Harrison County Board of Elections and also works for the Guernsey County Board of Elections. He and his wife Cindy are very active with the Moorefield Volunteer Fire Department where Rick is fire chief. He is also a member of the Freeport Masonic Lodge #415.

Rick and Cindy, who are residents of Piedmont, are parents of four sons and grandparents to three boys.

The benefit will be by love offering. In addition to the meal, a 50/50 raffle will be held along with a silent auction.

Organizers are currently seeking donations for the auction.

Those wishing to obtain more information on the benefit or to make a donation should contact one of the following organizers: John and Heather Toland 740-658-4350, Bob and Susie Nye 740-968-3898 or Betty Ann Moore 740-968-1364.

All proceeds from the event will be used to assist the family with expenses.

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IT’S COMPETITION time in Jewett … cornhole competition, that is!

Today, for just $20 per team, anyone can join in the fun and try their chance at being the top winners in the competition and snagging some payola at the event that is being held in the Jewett Wildcat Community Center, the former school. Call Tammy Dray at 946-7941 for more information or just show up! You won’t be disappointed.

Speaking of the community center, there has been a board organized to develop ideas on ways to have activities and events with a website created to advertise and entice more members to join the group. One can get on line at in order to find out more of the details.

In addition, there are now biddy basketball games held there each Saturday.

Community leaders have said the center will be a good place to continue family and friend exercise and community involvement. Walking daily in the gym may be done for $1 per day per visit, with morning and evening sessions also available. In addition, Zumba dance will be back to the Jewett area in the center on Monday and Thursday nights with instructors Katina Watt, Cathy Reese and Liz Brooks. There will be memberships established with discounts available for many of these activities.

In other Jewett news, the Methodist Church will have it’s annual Super Bowl Sub Sunday on Feb. 6. Call Ray Gross at 946-2201, Nedra Bailiey 946-1188 or Shirley, Greg or Amy Tullis at 945-5131 for orders.

The cost is $5 per sub with a variety of choices available. Pick up or delivery after noon on Super Bowl Sunday is asked. Call 946-5591 for any questions that day. Proceeds will be split with the church and the new Jewett Wildcat Community Center.

The Jewett Sportsman’s club will host its annual Super Bowl party on Sunday, Feb. 6. Call any officer for more details and plan on joining in the festivities that night. According to one Jewett resident boredom shouldn’t have to happen with plenty of activities planned in the area for the next few weekends!

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RELAY For Life will hold a meeting at the Puskarich Public Library in Cadiz on Jan. 25 at 6:30 p.m. for those who are interested in having a team or to participate as an individual for the 2011 event.

Organizers are encouraging teams that want to participate in the Longaberger Basket Bingo to bring $60 for the cost of the basket. Also, candy bars will be available for purchase to use as a fundraiser. The candy bars will be $15 per bag of 30 and RFL Committee members will meet at 5:30 pm.

If you have any questions please contact Marianne Custer at:

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MEMBERS OF the Harrisville FIRE-EMS will be hosting a EMT-Intermediate refresher class Feb. 26, March 5, 12, 19, and 26.

Classes will start at 10 a.m. and will be at the Harrisville Fire Dept. The refresher is $200 and more information may be obtained by contact Captain Brandon Montgomery.

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THE UNIONPORT Masonic Hall will host a spaghetti dinner on Jan. 29 from 4- 7 p.m.

The cost for the dinner is by donation only. Carry outs are available. Dinner includes spaghetti, salad, bread, cake and ice cream.

Sedgmer may be reached at ksedgmer@timesleader