Community Happenings

Lone Rangers 4-H Club holds meeting

WINONA – The June meeting of the Lone Rangers 4-H Club was held recently at Winona Friends Church. Discussion topics included the fair booth and donations of trophies. Year-end demonstrations and health and safety talks were completed. The next meeting will be held at advisory Connie Heffinger’s house with the annual swim party.

Hanoverton Peddler’s Day group discusses bicentennial

HANOVERTON – Hanoverton’s bicentennial and Peddler’s Day celebration was discussed when the Hanoverton Peddler’s Day group met on June 17 at the home of Linda Beadnell. Final preparations are being made for the event to be held on July 13-15. Among the attractions are a Chinese auction, 50/50 drawing and face painting. The ghost walk begins at 8 p.m. July 12. The fee is $5 per person. Johnny Appleseed will hand out apples. A free dinner is offered on Saturday evening followed by music and fireworks at dusk.

TOPS 777 recognizes weekly winners

SALEM – Weekly and monthly winners were recognized when TOPS Chapter 777 met June 19. Weekly winners were Dorothy Ward, KOPS; and Linda Straub, best loser. Monthly winners were Frances Valentino, queen; Ward, Shirley Johns and Valentino, KOPS at goal or below; Peggy Mix, best loser; and Susan Wendell, runner-up. Ward was honored for five and a half years as a KOPS. Mix received a special award. Straub presented the program and also the inspiration, “There is no need to wait for success.”

Roller Family reunion planned

GREENFORD – The 134th Roller reunion of the descendants of Jacob B. and Mary Hammar Roller, will take place on Sunday, July 28, at Coy Park, located the north side of state Route 165, west of Greenford. The picnic begins at 1 p.m. Beverages will be furnished. Attendees are to bring a coverdish and table service.

Seven and One Club meets

SALEM – The Seven and One Club met recently at the home of Mrs. John Hively in New Waterford. Mrs. Roger Cooley was her guest. The table setting featured a unique favor assembled by “Big John and his wife. Members each received a four-leaf clover in a small vase with a spring flower. Games of 500 were played and prizes were won by the following: Mrs. Jack Bruderly, first place Mrs. Cooley, second; Mrs. Fred Weingart, low; Mrs. Larry Dearth, travel. While enjoying a cheesecake pie, members made final plans for the summer. Dinner is planned at 6:30 p.m. July 10 at the Phoenix in Canfield, followed by shopping and a movie. At 1 p.m. July 28, the yearly family picnic, which includes children and grandchildren, will be held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Larry Dearth. Members presented a gift to Mr. and Mrs. Herb Bott in observance of their 50th wedding anniversary.

Salem Masons install officers

SALEM – Salem Chapter held its annual installation of officers on June 20 at the Salem Masonic Building. The following officers were installed: James Forney, high priest; Gary Ronshausen Jr., king; Brad Lankford, scribe; Gerrad Landsendorfer, captain of the host; Eric Forney, recorder; Mike Stumperth, treasurer; Steve Ronshausen, principal soujorner; Clyde Stratman, royal arch captain; Ernie Greenisen, master of the third vale; and Gary Ronshausen Sr., master of the second vale. The following were installing officers: James Streeky, installing; Greg East, marshall; and Eric Forney, recorder. The ladies auxiliary served a luncheon in the dining hall following the installation.

Salem High School Class of 1983 schedules reunion

SALEM The 30th reunion for the Salem High School Class of 1983 starts at 7:30 p.m. July 19 with a “Get Together” at the Italian American Club on Penn Avenue. The event continues on July 20 with golfing at Salem Hills. For T-times which start at 10 a.m. contact Marti Wendel at 330-853-4055. Cost is $20 per person. A social hour and drinks follows at 6 p.m. at the Salem Elks on East State Street, the class picture at 6:30 p.m. and dinner at 7 p.m. Cost is $35 per person. For more information see the Class of ’83’s Facebook page and the Salem Alumni Association website.

East?Palestine High School classes of ’70, ’71plan reunion

EAST PALESTINE – The East Palestine High School classes of 1970 and 1971 will hold a class reunion on Aug. 10 at Antone’s Banquet Center in Boardman. The classes of the 1970s will celebrate a fun-filled weekend of golfing, school tours and dinner. For more information call Carolyn Dilworth Wilson at 330-426-9960.

Shrine Club to host annual prime rib roast

NORTH LIMA – The annual prime rib roast will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. July 27 at the Youngstown Shrine Club pavilion, 1735 W. South Range Road. Dinner will be served at 6 p.m. The public is invited to attend. Cost is $30 per person. Advance tickets are available from Chairman Bud Lewis at 330-482-9565 or Bill Early at 330-426-9546. Walk-ins will be permitted.

East Palestine High School Class of 1974 reunion set

EAST PALESTINE – The East Palestine High School Class of 1974 will hold a reunion in conjunction with the 1970s decade reunion the weekend of Aug.10. Saturday will feature a golf outing in the morning and dinner dance at Antone’s Banquet Center in Boardman. Church services at Centenary United Methodist Church will be on Sunday morning followed by brunch at the Roadhouse. The deadline for reservations is July 15. For more information call Bill Slavik at 330-426-2459.

Rummage sale planned at Lisbon First United Methodist

LISBON A rummage sale will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 12 and 13 at the Lisbon First United Methodist Church, 114 E. Washington St. Lunch items will be available on Friday, and a bake sale will be held both days.

Community Happenings

Ruritans hosting dinner

GREENFORD – Father/Daughter Night will be observed when the Greenford Ruritan Club meets at 7 p.m. Monday at the Locust Grove Baptist Church. All members are urged to attend and bring a guest.

Saxon Retirees to meet

SALEM – The Saxon Retirees will meet on July 3 at the Salem Saxon Club. Snacks will be served at 11:30 a.m. followed by the catered lunch at 12:30 p.m. Reservations and cancellations may be made by calling 330-533-5154.

Weingart Cousins gather

SALEM – Twenty people attended the Weingart Cousins breakfast in June. Birthdays and anniversaries were observed. The next breakfast begins at 9 a.m. July 9.

SHS?’54 to meet for breakfast

SALEM – The Salem High School Class of 1954 will meet for breakfast at 9 a.m. June 27 at the Salem Hills Golf and Country Club.

SHS ’68’s ‘Hairspray’ slated

SALEM – The Salem High School Class of 1968s’ Scholarship Fund Benefit performance of “Hairspray” begins at 7 p.m. Aug. 8 at Salem Community Theatre. Tickets are $12 and available by contacting Chuck Straub at 330-332-5265.

Library to host author

LISBON – Lepper Public Library will host local children’s author, Kathryn Blystone Watkins, at 11 a.m. June 27. Watkins will read from one of her books, answer questions, and sign copies of her recently published farm animal books.

Beaver alumni seeking grads

LISBON – The Beaver Local Alumni Association is seeking outstanding graduates. The second class of outstanding alumni will be inducted on Oct. 5. Nominees must have graduated from Beaver Local High School at least 10 years prior to the nomination and meet the criteria set forth by the alumni association. Nomination forms are available by email to, Marcie Guy at 330-801-2597 or send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to BLHS Alumni Association, P.O. Box 2482, East Liverpool 43920. Nominations will be accepted through Aug. 3.

WB ‘Rockin’ Reunion’ set

BELOIT – The West Branch Alumni Association’s Rockin’ Reunion is slated from 6 to 11 p.m. July 6 at the Saxon Club in Salem. Cost is $10 per person. There will be a cash bar and concessions by Tailgaters. Music will be provided by Cold Shot and The Marauders with DJ Earl Trimmer and Son. Tickets are available by calling 330-332-8487.

Alchemy Acres set golf event

SALEM – Alchemy Acres Animal Sanctuary will conduct its fourth annual Gavin Ward Memorial Golf Tournament on July 20 at Olde Dutch Mill Golf Course, 2745 Grandview Road, Lake Milton.

The registration fee is $65 per person and includes a golf cart, beverages, breakfast, lunch and dinner. Teams that register by July 15 will receive a dozen golf balls per team.

There will be a Chinese auction with sports autographed items from players such as Maurkice Pouncey, John Simon, Terry Francona and Nolan Ryan.

Prizes will be featured on each hole. The grand prize is a three- year lease on a 2013 Chevy Cruze which would be awarded to a player that achieves a hole-in-one on the eighth hole. Prizes are donated by Sweeney Chevrolet.

The golf tournament is named in honor of Gavin Ward, a special young volunteer at Alchemy Acres who passed away at the age of 12.

Proceeds benefit the pets at Alchemy Acres Animal Sanctuary in Salem. For more information call the sanctuary at 330-332-4897.

Canfield AARP lunch planned

CANFIELD – Canfield Area AARP #3104 will host its summer luncheon at 1 p.m. July 1 at Ala Carte. Reservations may be made by calling 330-533-3528. The fee of $12.50 and your choice of entree must be made by June 27.

A bus trip is planned on June 25 to Mansfield to tour the Ohio State Reformatory, Kingwood Gardens, Malabar Farm and Carousel Park (330-332-4791) and Wooster on July 27 for Ohio Light Opera’s production of “Silk Stockings” which features Cole Porter songs (330-337-7331). Information will be available at the August meeting for trips planned Sept. 17 to Elk, Pa. and Pymatuning area venues, plus Oct. 17-20 to Renfo Valley, Kentucky. Guests are welcome at the meetings and bus trips. The board meeting in July has been canceled.

Theater to hold auditions

YOUNGSTOWN – Victorian Players will hold open auditions for Thornton Wilder’s “The Matchmaker,” the opening show of its 2013-14 theater season. Auditions begin at 7 p.m. July 7 at the theater at 702 Mahoning Ave.

The cast calls for nine men and seven women of various ages and will be directed by Marlene Menaldi Strollo. The production will run Sept. 13-29. For more information call the director at 330-533-8789.

EPHS ’72 reunion scheduled

EAST PALESTINE – The East Palestine High School Class of 1972 will hold a class reunion in conjunction with the EPHS 70’s Decade Reunion on Aug. 10 at Antone’s Banquet Center in Boardman. The weekend event features a golf outing at the East Palestine Country Club, campus tours of the new school facilities and a dinner dance featuring a local group, The Chub Scouts.

For more information and registration forms contact Marty Young Grim at 330-550-5576 or Carolyn Dilworth Wilson at 330-426-9960. Reservations will be taken until July 15.

EPHS ’78 to hold reunion

EAST PALESTINE – The East Palestine High School Class of 1978 will celebrate its 35th class reunion on Aug. 10 at Antone’s Banquet Center in Boardman, as part of the Classes of 1970-79 reunion.

Classmates who have not sent in their reservation are asked to do so by July 15. The weekend will include a golf outing, school tours and a dinner dance. For more information call Carol (Kaufman) Harvey at 330-853-8483.

R-Weigh recognizes weight loss

SALEM – The R-Weigh weight support groups met at 1 and 5 p.m. on June 3 and10 at the First Friends Church. The afternoon group lost 25 pounds for the two weeks. The good losers for the weeks were Helen Baker, Kay Swanson and Annie Katz. JoAnne Bogdan and Patty Mills were the goalies for the weeks. Sylvia Eller won the can-do monetary drawing and received the losing over her birthday award. Katz earned the monetary awards for attaining her one-half way to goal weight and losing over her birthday. The first game of the baseball contest was played with the R-Weigh Babes beating the Jolly Jigglers 8 to 7.

Karen Pauline presided at the evening meeting and Carol Held did a program on the importance of potassium in the diet. The members lost 42 pounds for the two weeks.

Good losers for the two weeks were Colleen Wafler, Edie Sternburg and Jeni Alwood. Ruth Miller was the goalie for the week and Lisa Jones won the monetary can-do drawing. The dollar Clip Awards went to Chris Learn, Sara Smith, Eleanor Billet, Linda Lude and Pauline. The Red, White and Blue All Stars baseball team led by Captain Donna Greenamyer and Co-Captain Wafler beat the Green Base Hit Babes led by Captain Diane Hart and Co-Captain Susan Cain with the score of 22 to 21.

The baseball contest will continue at both groups for the next eight weeks with the members losing a pound or more getting paid $1 and if they gain the following week, they will pay $1. The losing team at both groups will provide a picnic for the winning teams in August.

The groups met at 1 and 5 p.m. June 17 at the First Friends Church. A loss of 40 pounds was recorded for the week. Good losers were Helen Baker and Jen Swartz. Jo Carol Gray and Ruth Miller were the goalies for the week. The can-do drawing was won by Colleen Wafler.

April, May and June birthday members Judy Baker, Kay Swanson, Roni Fauver, Sylvia Eller and Rachel Weaver will serve low-fat, low-calorie foods with a recipe at the June 24 meeting.

The second game of the baseball contest was played at both groups with the afternoon group’s R-Weigh Babes beating the Jolly Jigglers 11 to 4 and the evening group’s Base Hit Babes beating the All Stars 29 to 25. New members are welcome. For more information call 330-332-1078.

Butler Grange holds meeting

SALEM – Ida Zepernick presided when Butler Grange met recently. Myrtle Bailey presented a synopsis of an article regarding former presidents.

Butler Grange sponsored the Banquet in Salem on June 3 at the Memorial Building.

Ruth Ann Altenhof presented the program: National Sun Safety Week June 2-8. Bailey offered sun safety tips. Zepernick added facts about getting too much sun as overexposure to the sun can result in skin cancer later in life. Clyde Zepernick quipped, “Sunshine is a welcome thing. It brings a lot of brightness.” Ida Zepernick added,”Sunshine is delicious, rain is refreshing, wind braces us up, snow is exhilarating; there is really no such thing as bad weather, only different kinds of good weather.” Bailey advised, “You’ve got to get out and pray to the sky to appreciate the sunshine, otherwise you’re just a lizard standing there with the sun shining on you.”

Pomona will present a memorial program at 7 p.m. June 17 at Butler Grange.

Salem Masons install officers

SALEM – Salem Commandery of York Rite Masonry held its annual installation of officers on June 11. The following were installing officers: Perry Coxson III installing, Steve Ronshausen, prelate; Gary Ronshausen Sr., marshall; Gary Ronshausen Jr., recorder. The following were installed: Brad Lankford, commander; Don Jugenheimer, generalissimo; Eric Forney, captain general; Cloyed Stratman, senior warden; Lou Hartsough, junior warden; Steve Ronshausen, prelate; William Stanley, treasurer; Gary Ronshausen Jr., recorder; Ernie Greenisen, standard bearer; Gary Ronshausen Sr., sword bearer; James Forney, warder; Michael Stumperth, sentinel. The ladies auxiliary provided a strawberry social afterward.

Community Happenings

Girls of SHS?’57 to meet for lunch

SALEM – Girls of the Salem High School Class of 1957 will meet for lunch at noon Thursday at the Guilford Grille.

Goshen HS ’41 to meet for breakfast

SALEM – The Goshen High School Class of 1941 will meet for breakfast at 9 a.m. Tuesday at the Salem Hills Golf and Country Club.

Former Bank One workers to lunch

SALEM – Bank One retirees and former employees are invited to lunch at noon Tuesday at the Spread Eagle Tavern in Hanoverton.

Former Deming workers to meet

SALEM Deming retirees and former employees are invited to breakfast at 8 a.m. Tuesday at the Salem Hills Golf and Country Club.

Leetonia HS ’50 to meet for breakfast

LEETONIA – The Leetonia High School Class of 1950 will meet for breakfast at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Salem Hills Golf and Country Club.

DAHS ’57 to meet for breakfast

LISBON – The David Anderson High School Class of 1957 plans to meet for breakfast at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Taste of Country.

Leetonia HS ’47 to meet for lunch

LEETONIA – The Leetonia High School Class of 1947 will meet for lunch at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday at Das Dutch Haus in Columbiana. The guest this month is Bobbie Daisly Brinson.

Greenford HS ’58 to meet for lunch

GREENFORD – The Greenford High School Class of 1958 will meet for lunch at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at the Salem Hills Golf and Country Club. All classmates and friends are invited.

Salem Area Singles to meet

SALEM – Area Singles plan to meet at 6 p.m. Wednesday at Annabell’s restaurant and also at 6 p.m. June 26 at DeRienzo’s.

Damascus historical society to meet

DAMASCUS – The next meeting of the Damascus Area Historical Society features a field trip to the Salem Historical Society on Tuesday. Attendees are asked to meet at the Pearce House at 6 p.m. to car pool to Salem. A stop for a “snack” follows. All are welcome.

Negley School reunion scheduled

NEGLEY – The Negley School reunion begins at 5:30 p.m. July 13 at the Negley Fire Hall. Those attending are asked to bring a coverdish and old pictures of the school and or students and teachers. Dinner begins at 6 p.m. Table service, coffee, bottled water and fruit drink will be provided. Donations will be accepted. Anyone who attended (or taught) at Negley School are welcome, along with spouses or significant others.

Salem Masons to host breakfast

SALEM-A public breakfast buffet will be served from 7:30 to 10 a.m. June 22 at the Salem Masonic Building, 788 E. State St.

Cost is $6 for adults, $3 for children under age 10 and free for children under 2. The menu offers pancakes, waffles, sausage, bacon, scrambled eggs, homemade sausage gravy, biscuits, homefries, toast, fruit cocktail, orange juice, coffee and tea.

The building is equipped with a handicapped accessible elevator. Proceeds will be directed to the Salem Masonic Building Fund.

NW Lions Club meets

NEW WATERFORD – New Waterford Lions met on June 6 at the Community Building with President Dave Forinash presiding. Guests were Alexis Marnejon and her parents. Alexis was the Crestview Girls State delegate. She said her experience there was educational and personally gratifying.

Also attending as guests were Emalie Summers and her parents. Emalie graduated from Heartland Christian School and received the Lions Leo Club Scholarship. She will attend Malone College to study nursing.

Preschool eye screening was done by the club at Crestview last week. Installation of officers will be held at the next meeting on June 20. David Rice from the Sebring Lions Club will be a guest.

Winona Ruritans hold meeting

WINONA – The Winona Ruritan Club met May 28 at Willow Grove Grange Hall with 29 members and two guests attending. Members of the grange served a roast beef dinner. Songleader Elmer R. Stamp lead the group in singing “Happy Birthday” to members Homer Althouse and Scott Lease born in April; and members Paul Lease, Jack Schuller, John Stamp, Russell Loudon, Bruce Marhefka, Mike Bryan, Dean Sidwell, and Brian Bostick, born in May.

Bob Doyle reported that the $300 investment into the Ruritan’s National “Build-Your-Dollar” scholarship fund had a return of $230 for a total of $530. John Gamble Sr. made a motion to add $70 to give a total of $600. Richard Stoffer moved to send $145 to the Salem Salvation Army for their send-a-kid-to-camp program.

Homer Althouse introduced guest Bob Rae, a local advocate for oil and gas lease holders in the tri-state area.

Rae updated those in attendance about the oil companies’ attempts to amend current leases to make it a more favorable outcome for the oil and gas companies. Rae is deeply involved in the National Association of Royalty Owners.

Barnhouse family holds reunion

NEW WATERFORD – The 74th annual Barnhouse family reunion will be held on July 21 at the home of Gary and Deb Booth, 45521 Crestview Road, New Waterford. Attendees are to bring their own table service, beverage and coverdish. Dinner will be served at 2 p.m. For information contact Deb Booth at 330-457-2539.

Youth theatre classes offered

YOUNGSTOWN – Victorian Players Youth Theatre will present Ventures in Youth Theatre, for ages 8 to adult. Classes will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday from July 8 through Aug. 9.

Classes will be offered in oral interpretation, diction, stage movement, stage presence, stage direction make-up, creative dramatics, character development and stage combat, to culminate in a production of The Princess Who Had No Name by Brian D. Taylor.

All workshop participants will be guaranteed a part in the play, scheduled to open at 2 p.m. Aug. 10. Additional performances begin at 2 p.m. Aug. 11, 17 and 18 and at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 16.

Instructors are veteran teachers/actors and include Terri Wilkes, C. Richard Haldi, Dr. Thomas Copeland, Sam Luptak Jr., Denise Sculli, Terry Shears, JoAnne Santagata, Tom Hathhorn, Pat Vidis, Pat Fagan and Ryan Newell. Some of the instructors will fill some of the adult roles in the show. The cost for the workshop is $50. This fee includes two classes per day, three days a week. Send a check for $50 per registrant, made payable to Victorian Players, to Vic Summer Workshop, c/o Marlene Strollo, 17B Hunters Woods Blvd., Canfield 44406.

Auditions for those not attending the workshop will be held at 5 p.m. July 7 at 702 Mahoning Ave., Youngstown. Rehearsals will be held from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday beginning July 8.

Community Happenings

Former phone workers to meet

SALEM Former AT&T and Ohio Bell Telephone Operators will meet for breakfast at 8:30 a.m. June 20 at the Salem Hills Golf and Country Club.

SHS?’47 to gather

SALEM – The Salem High School Class of 1947 will meet for breakfast at 9 a.m. June 21 at the Salem Hills Golf and Country Club. All classmates and guests are welcome.

Slovak Club dance set

SALEM – The public is invited to a dance from 8 p.m. to midnight June 22 at the Salem Slovak Club.

Music will be provided by The Unknowns featuring classic, rock and country tunes.

Weavers Guild to meet

CANFIELD – Youngstown Area Weavers Guild will meet at 10 a.m. June 12 at the Colonial Inn on the Canfield fairgrounds. A surprise program will be led by Marjorie Preece.

All materials will be supplied. Those attending are asked to bring a lunch and mug, show and tell and sale items. For more information call 330-799-5836 or 330-482-2084.

Park board holds meeting

DAMASCUS – Members of the Damascus Community Center Park Board met May 28 with President Ken Schwingle presiding. Clean-Up Day was held May 4.

Thanks was given to the Damascus Ruritans for their help in the efforts, including retiring of the old flag on June 15 and donation of a new one.

Board members volunteered to check the park weekly to ensure it is ready for rentals and other visitors.

Future summer plans include painting the outdoor pavilions, removing deadwood from trees in picnic and playground areas, and installing a few small playground units.

Pavilion rental for various gatherings is available by calling 330-537-4010.

Masons breakfast slated

SALEM – A public breakfast buffet will be served from 7:30 to 10 a.m. June 22 at the Salem Masonic Building, 788 E. State St.

Cost is $6 for adults, $3 for children under age 10 and free for children under 2.

The menu offers pancakes, waffles, sausage, bacon, scrambled eggs, homemade sausage gravy, biscuits, homefries, toast, fruit cocktail, orange juice, coffee and tea.

The building is equipped with a handicapped accessible elevator. Proceeds will be directed to the Salem Masonic Building Fund.

Community Happenings

Kaiser/National past workers to meet

SALEM – Kaiser/National retirees and past employees are invited to breakfast at 8:30 a.m. June 13 and 27 at Adele’s Place.

Historical society to host Monday dance

DEERFIELD – The “first Monday” dance, sponsored by the Deerfield Historical Society, will be held from 7 to 9:30 p.m. June 3 at the Deerfield Town Hall, 1450 state Route 14. Refreshments are available for purchase. Admission is $3 per adult.

United Quilt Guild to meet Tuesday

SALEM-The United Quilt Guild’s meeting begins at 9:30 a.m. June 4 at the First Presbyterian Church. Members will work on unfinished objects and marketplace items. A business session follows at 6:30 p.m. where Nonie McDevitt will present a program called “Computers, Quilting and You.”

Seven-One Club holds regular meeting

SALEM – The Seven and One Club met Wednesday evening at the home of Mrs. Larry Dearth. Mrs. Tom Mercure was her guest. Games of 500 were played and prizes won by Mrs. Fred Weingart, first place; Mrs. Mercure, second and travel; and Mrs. Gerald Mincks, low. Mrs. Dearth served a brownie sundae for dessert. The next club night begins at 7 p.m. June 19 at the home of Mrs. John Hively in New Waterford.

Old School Reunion set for Sept. 21

LISBON- Anyone who attended the old schools of Rogers, Clarkson, Oak Grove, Frederickstown, or Elkton Schools is invited to the Old School Reunion on Sept. 21 at the Columbiana County Career and Technical Center in Lisbon. A social hour begins at 5:30 p.m. followed by dinner. Cost is $15 per person. Reservations are required by Sept. 9 by sending a check, specifying on the memo line whether you want baked steak or stuffed chicken breast, to Glen Dunn, 46341 Hatcher Road, New Waterford.

EPHS 1970s classes plan reunion weekend

EAST PALESTINE – The classes of the 1970’s of East Palestine High School are invited to a reunion on the weekend of Aug. 9. Reservations are due no later than June 15 and must be mailed to Carol Kaufman Harvey, 5245 Millrock Road, New Waterford 44445. For more information call Harvey at 330-853-8483, Marty Young Grim at 330-550-5576, or Jana Figley Grim at 330-853-5089.

VFW?Ladies Auxiliary installs new officers

SALEM – Officers were elected and installed when the Ladies Auxiliary to Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 892 met recently. The new officers are President Liz Libert, Senior Vice President Dixie Wilson, Junior Vice President Connie Adams, Treasurer Linda Stephen, Secretary Dee Phillips, Chaplain Audrae Goodballet, Conductress Liz Sweely, Guard Dee Phillips. Trustees are third year Dee Phillips, second year Connie Adams, first year Liz Sweely and Patriotic Instructor Dixie Wilson.

DARE?announces June activity slate

BOARDMAN – Activities have been announced for June for Divorce/Death Aren’t Really the End. The group meets at 7:30 p.m. every Thursday at the Disciples Christian Church, 565 Boardman-Canfield Road.

June 1: Bowling at Boardman Lanes, 7:30 p.m.

June 4, 18, 25: Play bocce in Boardman Park, 6 p.m.

June 5, 19, 26: Golf at Mill Creek Park, short holes, 6 p.m.

June 7: Lobby of Movies 8, Shops of Boardman Park, 6:30 p.m.

June 8: Road trip to Debonne Winery, meet at Panera Bread, Austintown, 1:45 p.m.

June 10, 17, 24: Walking or bike riding at trail on Kirk Road in Canfield, 6 p.m.

June 12: Volunteer at Second Harvest Food Bank, 5-7 p.m.

June 13: Picnic in Boardman Park, Masters Pavilion, 6 p.m.

June 15: Mocha House in Warren, 4 p.m.

June 20: Strawberry social at the church, 7:30 p.m.

June 21: New Castle Sock Hop, Riverwalk, downtown, 6 p.m.

June 22: Road trip to McConnell’s Mills Park, meet at the church, 10 a.m.

June 28: Putt-Putt at Sports World in Boardman, 7 p.m.

For more information call 330-793-5856, 330-533-7062 or 330- 793-1484.

R-Weigh weight groups reward weight loss

SALEM – The R-Weigh weight support groups met at 1 and 5 p.m. May 20 at the First Friends Church. The good loser at the afternoon group was Helen Baker. Sue Carver was the goalie for the week and won the monetary can-do drawing. As part of their program, Joyce Sanders served a low-fat, low-calorie peanut butter cookie and Francie Tuel served a diet Jello dessert and passed out recipes for both. Judy Catlett won the May contest receiving both the $20 beauty shop make-over and the $20 Avon purchase.

The afternoon group will start a Plant Seeds or Plant Weeds contest starting June 10 with their June 3 weight. Members having the most losses for June, July and August will be the winners of the contest. The losers of the contest are in charge of the annual picnic on Aug. 19 at the church. Each week members losing a pound or more will get $1 and goals staying the same or losing will get $1. Members gaining a pound or more will pay $1 each week.

Karen Pauline presided at the evening meeting and was the goalie for the week and earned the vacation monetary award. Sara Smith was the good loser for the week. Beverly Armitage, Patty Pim and Doris Senior presented the program and passed out fruit samples to the members. Wilma Grams and Peggy Kurtz each won the $20 beauty shop make-over. Jesse Rea and Smith each won the $20 Avon purchase.

Teams will be chosen for the nine week baseball contest that begins on June 10 with the members June 3 weight. The losers of the contest will be in charge of the annual picnic on Aug. 12 at the church. Same contest rules as above apply. New members are welcome. For more information call 330-332-1078.

TOPS 777 recognizes weekly weight loss

SALEM – Dorothy Ward was recognized as the KOPS of the week at the May 29 meeting of TOPS 777. Best losers of the week were Mabel Pasco, Linda Evanoff and Susan Wendell. Monthly winners were Shirley Johns, KOPS; Johns and Frances Valentino, KOPS at goal or below; Peggy Mix, best loser; Brenda Adams, monthly runner-up; and Wendell, backslider. Evanoff read, “How to become a butterfly.” Wendell presented a program titled “The road to success.” Carol Oliver received a special award. Contest winners were Joan Cole and Mix.

Sebring VFW Aux. retains officers

SEBRING – Two new members, Debra Brickner and Carol King, were welcomed when the Sebring American Legion Post 76 Ladies Auxiliary met recently. President Judy Hubbs presided. A total of 160 members have paid their memberships to date for 2013. Thanks-you were received for memorial donations given.

Nomination of officers was held and it was decided to retain the same officers as last year. The officers are President and Treasurer Judy Hubbs, First Vice President Mollie McVicker, Secretary and Historian Carey Meissner, Chaplain Joan Schafer and Sergeant at Arms Connie McFeely. A donation was given to the legion to help in repairing the roof. One half was done last year and the other half will be done this year. Joan Schafer reported that she didn’t mail any boxes of coupons to the commissary this month because there weren’t enough to fill a box. The previous month she mailed one box of coupons that weighed 10 pounds and 13 ounces. A total of 514 pounds and 9.4 ounces have been sent to date. Meetings will not be held in June or July. The next meeting is Aug. 14.

One Room School reunion slated in Knox

ALLIANCE -The annual Knox Township One Room School Reunion begins at 1 p.m. on June 9 at Knox Elementary School, 2900 Knox School Road. Attendees are asked to park in the rear of the building, on the south side of the school.

Guests are asked to bring table service and a casserole. Beverages will be provided. Photo albums will be on display, and any new photos will be accepted, with students’ names attached. All former students and community members are invited to attend.

The one-room buildings included Bridgewater, Courageville, Frog Pond, North Georgetown, Homeworth, Mile Branch, Mill, Oak Ridge, Prospect Hill, Science Hill, or Greasy Ridge, Sunny Hill, and Union Grove.

Canfield quilt group to hold potluck dinner

CANFIELD – That Quilt Group I Belong To will meet on June 18 at Fair Park. A potluck dinner will be served at 6 p.m. Members are asked to bring a coverdish to share. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Installation of new officers and a presentation on the history of the quilt group will follow dinner.

That Quilt Group I Belong To is open to all interested quilters at all skill levels. For membership information contact president Mary Rose Nordquist at

Damascus Ruritans discuss 60th anniversary plans

DAMASCUS – Twenty-nine members of Damascus Ruritan Club and two guests recently enjoyed a dinner prepared and served by the ladies of the Damascus United Methodist Church. During the business session, Treasurer Roger Smith presented his monthly report, indicating he would have a final report from the March 23rd Swiss steak dinner and the April 30th Future Farmers of America banquet in his next month’s report.

Samuel Luke Newbold, a member of the United States Navy Seal Team, was guest speaker. Newbold now is serving in the reserve with the Navy Seals and is the Columbiana County Emergency Management Agency manager. He spoke of his involvement serving with the Seals. He is one of three brothers who are serving as Seals.

President Dave Wingett presented four names as prospective new members to be voted on by the membership, all were approved for membership. The membership voted to sponsor a West Branch soccer team at $250, a donation to the local family that experienced a fire in their home, the purchase of 12 American made flags, to also support the Build Your Dollar program at the Ruritan National Foundation.

A sign-up sheet was passed for those able to help with the Nourish Our Community Food Drive and the Rabies Clinic on May 25.

Wingett brought the membership up to date with the plans for the club’s 60th anniversary. Plans are being made for a car show featuring 1953 plus all other show cars in the front parking lot of the Damascus Friends Church from 5 until 8 p.m. Aug. 16 bringing back the club’s traditional ox roast which they served a meal for over 40 years the last Saturday of June each year, by selling “ox roast” beef sandwiches, and hot dogs for the children, potato chips and beverages.

The speaker for the June 13 meeting is the new West Branch High School Head Football Coach D.J. Doto, coming to West Branch from Warren Harding High School. The July 11 meeting features the club’s family picnic at the Quaker Canyon building.

Stanley family descendants to hold annual reunion

SALEM – The Stanley family descendants will gather in Salem for the 24th annual national Stanley family reunion on June 21 and 22. With the theme “Back Home Again,” Stanley descendants will meet for two dinner programs and a variety of Saturday morning options. The last meeting in the Salem area was in 2009 when descendants met at Damascus under the banner “Return to Your Roots.” The Salem First Friends Church will serve as the headquarters for evening dinner programs and Saturday afternoon business meeting. On Friday evening the depression-era Public Enemy #1 criminal “Pretty Boy” Floyd who was gunned down at a farm close to East Liverpool in 1934 will be presented by East Liverpool native, Tim Brookes. Saturday’s topic will be the 100th anniversary of the Sinking of the Titanic. Paul Rohrbaugh from Leetonia, dressed in a “captain’s costume,” will present from the perspective of Captain E. J. Smith, captain of the Titanic.

Saturday morning programs will include a variety of topics of interest to the Stanley family. Included will be an Underground Railroad tour on the Salem Quakertown Trolley, visits to local Quaker cemeteries relevant to Stanley descendants, Winona and East Goshen. Visitation to the boyhood home of nationally renowned water colorist, Charles Burchfield and a tour of the Salem Historical Society Museum are included in the morning options.

A “sharing table” will be available to distribute family histories and obtaining help with identifying “unknown” Stanley family members. The association has published six books on the history of the Stanley descendants. Stanley Family President Ed Stanley from Hillsville, Va., has announced that these will be available at a “reunion” discount. Anyone with Stanley connections are welcome to register for any of the activities. For information on registering for the weekend activities, descendants or interested persons can contact committee members, Nelda Stanley Hawkins, 330-482-2851, or David Stratton, 330-332-0129.