The Upper Ohio Valley Camera Club has named the monthly competition winners for March.
The topic was negative space, in which focus is placed on a subject by creating space around it.
The print winners for the monthly topic were Becky Mikesell, first place; Ernie D'Andrea, second place; and Claudia Norris and Barb Momyer, third place. Winners for the open category were Norris, first place; Anissa Wellington, second place; and Don Roberts, third place. The special effects winners included Sam Rees, first place; Roeda Moore, second place; and Chris Horvath, third place.
The slide winners for the topic were Norris; first place; Ruth Bovalina, second place; and Jim Malloy, third place. The open category winners included Bovalina, first place; Norris, second place; and Malloy, third place. The special effects winners were Bovalina, first place; Norris, second place; and Steve Whiting, third place.
At the workshop meeting held in March, Momyer showed the second half of a video on the topic of lighting for taking portraits and for shooting landscape pictures, "Photo Recipes Live Behind the Scenes" by Scott Kelby.
It was noted that Momyer had a picture of a sailboat taken at Atwood Lake published in "Bagpipe Magazine," which is a magazine about sailboats.
The camera club announced there will be an exhibition of members' photographs beginning Tuesday at the Center of Music and Art in Wintersville. It will be throughout the entire month during regular business hours.
For information, contact Whiting at (740) 546-3923.
Veterans staff to
The Jefferson County Veterans Service Office will be closed May 8 at noon through May 11 because of staff educational requirements.
All staff personnel must attend a three-day school to obtain continuing educational credits.
The educational requirements are established by the Ohio Department of Veterans Services and coordinated with the Department of Veterans Affairs Regional Office.
The mandatory education is provided to keep all personnel informed of Veterans Administration changes, updates in law changes and all facets of filing claims with the VA.
All veterans who use the DAV Transportation Network through the Veterans Service Office are encouraged to call in all appointments early to insure seat availability.
All constituents who receive assistance through the Veterans Service Office will be notified of procedures that will be followed during the closure.
Questions can be directed to the Veterans Service Office at (740) 283-8571.
The Antonio Meucci Lodge met for its monthly meeting April 10 at Undo's at Holiday Inn - Weirton.
President Regina Truax presided with Chaplain Mary Rose Spano offering the opening prayer and Boyd Barker leading in opening ceremonies.
New members Amanda and Adalgisa D'Amico; Rose Marie and David Tominack, Jeanette LaRosa's guests; and Ann Corra, James and Carmella Corra's guest.
Reports were given by Angie Veltri, Carol Valenti and Linda Pfabe.
April birthdays were acknowledged.
Pauline Tortis won the 50/50 drawing, and Joanne Magnone and Carmella Corra won Undo's gift certificates.
Truax announced the following trips:
For information, call Truax at (304) 723-0419.
The next meeting will be held May 8.
Fun Seekers need
The April meeting for the Fun Seekers was held at Undo's in Weirton with Dave Krause, president, welcoming the members.
Joanne Bugin led in opening ceremonies.
Jack Giacomel entertained with live music, singing "Songs For Seniors."
Eve Fabianich won the 50-50 drawing.
More volunteers are needed for the picnic July 15 at Aracoma Park in Mingo Junction.
Phyllis Riapos and Jerry Mulrooney will purchase door prizes for the May meeting.
Door prizes were won by Dorothy Petrovich, Tammy Rotella, Barbara Whiteman, Ann Iachini, Loretta Tomassilli, Edith Cooper, Mary Morelli, Milton Fabianich, Chris Sklenar and Jeanette Gibson.
Carl Truax won the Fun Seekers dinner award while the dinner award from Undo's was won by Val Iachini.
The next meeting will be held May 5 at the YWCA in Steubenville.
to host band
Country Friends will host the Country Tradition band on Saturday at the Memorial Hall at 402 Old Police Lodge road, Colliers.
Country Friends has events on Monday, Friday and Saturday at the hall.
The doors open at 6 p.m. each Saturday, and the dance starts at 7 p.m.
On Monday and Fridays, the doors open at 4 p.m.; the covered-dish dinner gets under way at 5 p.m.; and open mic starts at 6 p.m.
Country Friends Foundation Inc. is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting Christianity, friendship and brotherly love through music. All proceeds go to charity. For information, call (304) 527-4253 or (304) 479-1270. The website is www.countryfriendsfoundation.com.