Heartfelt Gratitude

Dear Editor:

On November 23rd a benefit was held in my honor (Amy Roberts) to help defray medical costs associated with my illness. This was truly an AMAZING event and the outcome was overwhelming. My family and I would like to thank all of those who gave of their time, provided donations and attended the benefit. It was so nice seeing all the people whose lives I have had the pleasure of being a part of in some way.

A special thanks to those who organized the event: Father Dale Tornes & St. Frances Cabrini Church members, From Past to Present (Joyce, John & Jeana Paglilunga), Colerain Golf Carts (Darlene & Scott Stuckey), employees of PNC Bank, Armstrong Catering (Paula Armstrong), Shannon’s Place (Chris & Vanessa Berhalter), Bob and Barbra Blair, Colerain Stallions 4H Club (Vickie Temple & Sherie Theaker), Walt & Judy Dombroski and Tom & Dolores Roberts.

Thanks to area businesses, organizations, family and friends who helped make this event a success: Brenda Fowler, Mary Fowler, Helen Rusiecki, Marilyn Brzney-Watkins, Mike & Linda Olinski, Missy Olinski, Harry & Marsha Porter, Chuck & Donna Petit, Jim & Josie Probst, Karen Carlier, Tom & Mary Pack, Tom & Carol Miller, Linda Gretchen, Carol Banal, Carol Craig, Karen Carpenter, Zig & Donna Tesniarz, Anne Terniarz, Joelle Thompson, Tri-County Help Center, Teresa Zelek, Kathy Magistro, Wilson & Jean Adams, Joe & Nancy Fillipovich, Lash Paving, Attorney Tom Myers, Lori Reeb, A&B Kia, Mike Ferns, Garfields Restaurant, Fabios Pizza, Melanie Bassa, Patty Sikora, Regina Sikora, Wheeling Island Hotel, Casino & Racetrack, Stephanie Siburt, Kelly Kent, Anny & John Deller, Kristie Dale, Tom & Ann McFarland, Colerain Fire Dept., Colerain IGA, Janice Barath, Marge Saksa, Marie Matusek, Jamie Traczyk, Barbie McKeegan, Kelly Fry, Rose Mitchell, Lorraine Frohnapfel, Charlotte Mistak, Beauty Barks Day Spa, Diane Twardoski, Yorkville Bakery, St. C. Outback Steakhouse, St. C. Covenient Food Mart, Jacob’s & Sons, Ruth Sullivan, Del Haven, Fran Kasper, Ohio Valley Mall, Times Leader, Steubenville Register, Wheeling Nailers, Harry Roberts, Ben & Anne Blair, Lisa Kowalski, Carol & Vince Colaianni, SweetiesNancy Blake, St. C Curves, St. Clair Lanes, St. C. DiCarlo’s Pizza, Turn It Out Dance Academy (Mandy Doyle & Lacey Baker) , Joe Zelek Band, Abbey’s, Wilson Funeral Home, Lou & Clara Zackey, Colerain Auto, Walkers Concrete Const., Knights of Columbus St. Francis Council, Carol Stock, Chris Wilson, Marsha Runkel, Rinkes Show Cattle, Terri Koller-Porter, Rose Mitchell, Hays Landscape, Architecture Studio, St. C. Rotary, Jeanne Williams, Sue Olinski, Bobbi Jo Rauschenberg, Whitesides, WalMart, Belmont Anesthesia, Anthony’s Gold & Diamonds, Larry Hutchinson, Paula Jones, Totterdale Bros. Supply Co., Dr. & Mrs. John Heiby, Doan Ford, Bud’s Bloomers, Pizza Milano, Jenkins Sporting Goods, Huntington Bank, Kelly’s Suite II, Thomas Jeep, Newellstown Diner, Valley Harley Davidson, Keuster Implement, Woodbury’s, WesBanco, Picket Fences, Kroger, Rice Energy, SMB (Sarah Mayhan-Hayes), Amy’s Jewelry, Oyster Bay, Tri-Son Concrete, Martins Ferry Polish Club, United Dairy, Casie Johnson, Vicki Krupnik, Black Sheep Vineyard, Adena Women’s Club, Carol Infante-Melaleuca Rep., WKKX-1600 AM Radio, Last Call Bartending, Zontini’s Pizza, B.E. Taylor, Print n Copy-Gene & Helen Sirca, Colerain Self Storage, Mel’s Imagination, Cumberland Trail Fire Dept., Martinelli Hearing, Francis Schnegg Auctioneer, Abbronzare Spa, Lower Adena Pizza, Michael & Lucinda Harvey, John & Sharon McNab, Anne & Terry Foster, St. C. Dairy Queen, Martins Ferry Middle School, Health Plan of The Upper Ohio Valley, Lacey Shanks, Debzo Designs, Carol Bassett, St. C. Tops, Sherry Stratton Product Mialisia Jewelry, Pitstop, Fairpoint Polish Club, Thompson’s Bakery, Mile Butler, Boscov’s, Harvey Goodman Realty John Sambuco, Rick Ferrell, ERB Electric, Kathy & Nancy Kelich, Dick Lanoy Family, Tim Porter, Noon Rotary, Aimee Grobinson, VFW Post 8848, Joseph & Marilyn Roy, Barton Fire Dept., Colerain Presbyterian Church, Wine & Beverage Merchants of WV, Wilson Toothman, Jeffery Toothman, Randell Gallagher, The Todoroff Family, Randell Gallagher, Jerry Gretchen, John Houston, Lou Kutys, Stanley & Tulane Krol, Ryan & Jamie Krol, Belmont Mills, Drs. Favede & Associates, Dr. Lee & Ginny Favede, Quality Environmental Services, Audrey Kleckner, Brad & Theresa Cain, Harleigh Temple, Matt & Meridth Stefan, Dr. Lee Theaker, Wilson Blacktop & families, Portraits by Kev (Kevan Ferren), Belmont County 4-H Council, Belmont County Shooting Sports- Doug & Elaine Shafer, Nicolozakes Caf, Everly Concrete, Robert & Rose Blair & family, Faye Veronesi, The Ziegenfelder Co.,Country Buddies 4-H Club, Dr. T.J. Border, Joe & Joellen Bott, Grace Hoffman, Lewis Dombroski, the Tassa family.

There are so many others who attended the benefit, baked desserts, donated money and auction items, and helped with the event that the list is too long to include in this letter. Please know we are truly grateful and so honored to live and raise our family in Belmont County and the Ohio Valley.

Many blessings and

thanks to all,

Amy, Chris, Cole

and Jessica Roberts

People First

Dear Editor,

The members of the Belmont County Chapter of People First of Ohio would like to thank all those who supported the spaghetti dinner fundraiser on Nov. 16.

Thank you to all who donated or helped in any way, including: the Belco Board members, Sara and Chuck George, Tomorrow’s Corner, Flushing Convenient Store, Flushing American Legion, St. Clairsville Kroger, Wal Mart, St. Clairsville; Sondra Elson, Jodie Stewart, Moms and Pops Catering (Sharon Wallace, Susan Robbins, Janet Phillips, Vicki Lough, Susie Gallagher), Steve Williams, DeFelice Bros. Pizza, St. Clairsville; Riesbeck’s, St. Clairsville; Figaretti’s, Beth Andes, Linda Schuster, Melissa Swallie, and Karen Call.

We appreciate everyone who came to dinner and got to know more about our organization.


Patrick W. Jobb