Community Happenings

Deming Girls reunion slated

SALEM – All former Deming Company and Crane Deming Company female employees are invited to attend the annual Deming Girls reunion luncheon at noon Aug. 15 at the Salem Hills Golf and Country Club. For further information call Joan Lora at 330-332-5263 or Elma Dixson at 330-332-4528.

Vendor spaces still open

COLUMBIANA – Craft vendors are needed for St. Jude Women’s Guild’s annual St. Jude Craft Show to be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 16 at St. Jude Activity Center, 180 Seventh. St. The show features hand crafted and homemade items, a Chinese auction, bake sale, prize raffle and lunch counter including vegetable beef soup. For vendor applications call Mary Burkey at 330-482-2351.

Victorian Players set auditions

YOUNGSTOWN – The Victorian Players and J&B Production Arts Services have announced auditions for its annual Halloween production, “Edgar Allan Poe’s: The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar” which opens Oct. 11 and runs three weekends through Oct. 27.

Auditions will be held at 7 p.m. Aug. 5 and 6 at the theater at 702 Mahoning Ave. Casting requirements call for five men ages 20 to 60 and two women ages 20 to 60. Rehearsals will begin toward the end of August.

The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar is a lesser known Poe story which deals with the hypnotism of a man near death in an attempt to suspend him between life and death. The movie in the 1960s starred Basil Rathbone and Vincent Price. For further information or to request alternate audition times due to conflicts call 330-799-6176.

Youth Foundation sets bazaar

SEBRING -The American Legion Post 76 Youth Foundation will hold an art, craft and vendor bazaar from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 21. For more information or to reserve a space call 330-938-9082 or email for a reservation form. All proceeds from this event go to scholarships and youth foundation programs.

TOPS 1380 group meets

SALEM – Members of TOPS 1380 met recently at Emmanuel Lutheran Church with 13 members attending. Shirley Bullis led the pledge. The KOPS pledge was led by Audrey Goodballot and Barb May. Welcomed as new members were Beth Froman and Edna Szwedko. The backslider award went to Nancy Finch and Froman won the newcomer award. Awards were presented by Eleanor May. Bullis read “Feel Full Faster” and Finch read for the “circle of light” ceremony. Meetings are held at 6:15 p.m. every Monday at the church.

Ruritans hold family picnic

DAMASCUS – The Damascus Ruritans held its annual family picnic at Quaker Canyon Building with 79 members and guests present. Song leader David Denny led the group in the singing “Happy Birthday” to members with a birthday in July.

A motion was made to suspend with most of the club business until the August meeting. Four scholarship students and their parents were in attendance to receive their scholarship checks and to give club member a short message as to what their future holds. Thomas Clark, son of Jay and Mary Clark, received the Ruritan National Build Your Dollar Scholarship. He will be attending Youngstown State University studying mechanical engineering technician.

Madeline Mitchell, daughter of Daniel and Rhonda Mitchell, received a Damascus Ruritan Scholarship. She will be attending Grove City College studying mechanical engineering. Dalton Young, son of Tim and Alfredia Young, received the club’s Ryan Johnson Memorial Scholarship. He will be attending Thiel College majoring in history. Michael Douglas, son of Mike and Pam Douglas, received the club’s FFA scholarship. He will be attending Kent State Salem studying business to operate the family farm.

President Dave Wingett installed Steve Ruwoldt, chief executive officer of Salem Community Hospital, as an associate member and placed him on the Public Service Committee chaired by Bill Orend. Ruwoldt’s wife Linda and son Peter were present as guests.

Harold Snyder reported on the repair of the wind damaged community sign at the east end of the village.

Potter Players set auditions

WELLSVILLE – Potter Players Community Theatre will hold open auditions at 7 p.m. July 29 and 30 for the comedy “Dearly Departed” at the theater at 417 15th St. Four adult men, six women and one teen girl are needed for the cast. For more information call director Mary Morse 330-383-3674.

Sebring chamber plans sale

SEBRING – The Sebring Division of the Alliance Area Chamber of Commerce will sponsor its 12th annual garage sale from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 1-3. Any Sebring or neighboring resident may have their own sale at their own home. Registered sellers will be on a list with a map of Sebring attached. Lists are available at the village hall at 135 E. Ohio Ave., Ashton’s 5 & 10, Leonard’s Hardware, Perkins Restaurant, Mae C’s Restaurant, Van Camp’s Gas Station and by e-mail from

Benefit spaghetti dinner set

SALEM – The public is invited to a spaghetti dinner benefit for Brendon Whitman, 15, from 4 to 7 p.m. Aug. 3 at Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 892, 496 Arch St.

Brendon, son of Bob and Kim Whitman, and grandson of Bonnie Rhodes and Alice Whitman, is one of about 12 people nationwide who have a rare disease called Immune Dysregulation Polyendocrinopathy Enteropathy X-linked. This disease forces Brendon to receive expensive treatments every four weeks. It has attacked his lungs, spleen and brain. Proceeds from the benefit will be used for a test for Brendon which costs more than $6,000. The denial of the test by the family’s insurer has led to an attempt to raise money to defray the test costs.

An account has been set up under the Bonnie Rhodes Benefit Fund for Brendon and she can be reached at 330-752-3700.

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Utility bills seminar planned

COLUMBIANA – Ohio Consumers’ Counsel speaker Chris Verich will present “Managing Your Utility Bills” from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Aug. 15 in the Salchow Room at the Columbiana Public Library. Registration is required at the library or by calling 330-482-5509.

SLHS HOF to hold induction

SALINEVILLE – The Salineville-Southern Local Athletic Hall of Fame will induct the Class of 2013 on Oct. 12. New inductees are Gwen Francis, contributor/coach; Laura Thorne, Athlete 2003, and Lance Weston, Athlete 1995.

Highland reunion held

SALEM – Approximately 43 people attended the combined reunion of Highland School and Highland Church on June 29 at the church. Bob Greier gave the blessing prior to the noon coverdish meal. Those attending sang the national anthem with Arlene Barnett at the piano. Marge (Hrovatic) Dumovic was recognized as the oldest student present. Raymond Beck was the youngest student in attendance. Marty Snyder sang songs, accompanied by Bob Shinn. Bob and Arlene Barnett presented a program titled “Handbells and More.” Ministers in attendance included Bill Kelly, John Reed and Jonathon Salmen. The next reunion is slated June 28, 2014.

Stockwell-Lease reunion held

SALEM – Officers for 2014 were elected when 49 family members and friends attended the Stockwell-Lease reunion on July 21 at Centennial Park. The new officers are Connie Manning, president; Carol Fackleman, vice president; Ann Daugherty, secretary; and Dottie Coccia, treasurer. Howard Sommers gave the blessing prior to the meal. Arnold Lease conducted the business session. It was announced that it was the birthday of Clarence Lease Sr. (who would have been 109 years old); one death, Steve Fackleman; and two marriages, Mr. and Mrs. Ben Lease and James and Randy Harris. Recognition was given to Arnold and Janet Lease who were celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary, and to Michael and Ashley Yonkey who were celebrating their first. The next reunion is July 20, 2014.

Butler Grange holds meeting

SALEM – Ida Zepernick presided when Butler Grange met July 6. The charter was draped in memory of Elsie Gamble, a 75 year member, who died June 9.

Myrtle Bailey read, “I Am the Nation” by Otto Whittaker. Ruth Ann Altenhof presented the program, Nutrition for Everyone: Fruits and Vegetables. Zepernick offered “Eat your fruits and vegetables.” Research shows why it is good advice including healthy diets rich in fruits and vegetables minerals, fiber and reduce the risk of cancer and other chronic diseases. Fruits and vegetables also provide essential vitamins and other substances that are important for good health. Most fruits and vegetables are naturally low in fat and calories, and are filling.

Bailey suggested ways to use fruits and vegetables to help manage your weight including the need to eat fewer calories than your body uses to lose weight. This can be done by lightening up your lunch and choosing smart snacks.

July is National Blueberry Month. Zepernick stated they are grown in 35 states in the US and are good for your health and rich in antioxidants. Foods rich in antioxidants are supposed to help reduce your chances of getting cancer and heart disease.

Pomona Grange will meet at 7 p.m. Aug. 19 at Lisbon Grange for judging of crafts, sewing and photography.

Weavers Guild plans spin-in

COLUMBIANA – Youngstown Area Weavers Guild’s annual spin-in of spinning, weaving, basket weaving and other fiber crafts will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 3 at Firestone Park. A brief meeting is scheduled. Members are to bring wheels, looms, and any samples of their work. Food will be available. For information call 330-799-5836 or 330-482-2084.

Oesch family reunion slated

COLUMBIANA – The 122nd Oesch family reunion, featuring entertainment and auctions, is slated from 5 to 10 p.m. Aug. 10 in pavilion four at Firestone Park. A buffet meal will be served at 6 p.m. Family members are asked to bring a coverdish and table service. Coffee and punch will be provided.

United Quilt Guild to meet

SALEM – United Quilt Guild will meet on Aug. 6 at the First Presbyterian Church. Unfinished objects start at 1 p.m. followed by the business session at 6:30 p.m. Nonie McDevitt of Canfield will present a program titled “Computers, Quilters , Quilting and You.”

Quarter Auction scheduled

SALEM – The Quarter Auction Fundraiser at 2 p.m. Aug. 10 at the First Christian Church will benefit the Joanie Abdu Comprehensive Breast Cancer Care Center. The JACBCCC, located at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in Youngstown, offers free care to those who can’t afford it.

Doors open at 1 p.m. Vendors include Thirty-One, Scentsy, Paparazzi, Posh, Mimi’s Cache, Doterra Essential Oils, Signature Home, Mary Kay, Sew Cute by Jennie K, etc. There will be an auction of gift certificates donated by area businesses and Cleveland Indians tickets, food and beverages. Admission is $3, which includes a bidding paddle. Additional paddles are available for $2 each.

The team, Keys for the Cure, which is primarily comprised of correctional staff from the federal prison in Elkton, will participate in the Panerathon 2013 on Aug. 25. This fundraiser is a team effort to support the JACBCCC.

Western Reserve Rangers earn state, county project honors

BERLIN CENTER- Following several Mahoning County judging events in July, Western Reserve Rangers 4-H members were congratulated for the awards they received. Representing Mahoning County at the Ohio State Fair in one project area will be Abigail Schors, Tiffany Voland, Shannon Marshburn, Ian Hames, Richie Hedrick, William Reph and Erin Styka.

Competing at the Ohio State Fair in two project areas are Alyssa Higgins, Jena Styka, Emily Smith, Karl Reph, Emma Reph and Olivia Reph.

State fair alternates include Olivia Haid, Tiffany Voland, Camille Kirk, Reese Snyder and Jessie Cummings. Receiving County Award Ribbons were Shannon Marshburn, Tiffany Voland, Taylor Smith, Olivia Haid, Remi Suyen Mikan and Bailey Hornberger.

During the July 4-H meeting Remi Suyen Mikan explained that her “Shopping Saavy 4-H Project” included a lot of research and consumer shopping know-how. Levi and Emily Smith recapped the exciting time they had at Ohio 4-H Leadership Camp. Their favorite activities included zip lining and the dances. Emily, also a County Fashion Board member, reported on the success of the County Style Revue.

There will be two workshops in August at the home of club advisors Jan and Kathleen Moser. On Saturday, Aug 3, livestock members will be completing new club signs for the Canfield Fair and on Saturday, Aug. 17, members will be making dresses out of pillowcases for the “Dress A Girl Around The World Project.” Both workshops are from 10 a.m. to noon.

The club will meet again at 7 p.m. Aug. 8. Club member and advisors will be hosting 4-H families and each family is asked to bring a snack to share.

Leetonia Knights of Columbus to host chicken, ribs barbecue

LEETONIA – Leetonia Council 1569 Knights of Columbus will sponsor a chicken and ribs barbecue from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Aug. 3 at St. Patrick’s Parish Hall, 167 W. Main St., Leetonia. Proceeds from the event will go to various council, church, and school renovation projects. Advance tickets only are available and may be purchased for $12.50 each by contacting Patrick Kiliany at 330-427-9874 and $3 for a children’s menu. Carryouts are available.

Annual Ellsworth School reunion scheduled for Saturday

ELLSWORTH TOWNSHIP – The annual Ellsworth School reunion kicks off with a coverdish lunch at 12:30 p.m. Aug. 3 at the Ellsworth Veterans of Foreign Wars Hall on Ellsworth Road.

All teachers and students who attended Ellsworth Township schools before the consolidation with Berlin Center are invited to attend, along with their families. Attendees are to bring a coverdish, table service and an item for the white elephant auction. Beverages will be provided.

Community Happenings

Salem High School ’55 to meet for lunch July 31

SALEM The Salem High School Class of 1955 will meet for lunch at 11:30 a.m. July 31 at Adele’s Place.

Weingart Cousins observe birthdays, anniversaries

SALEM – Birthdays and anniversaries were observed when Weingart Cousins met recently with 19 in attendance. The next breakfast begins at 9 a.m. Aug. 13 at the Salem Hills Golf and Country Club.

Salem Masons to hold public breakfast buffet

SALEM-A public breakfast buffet will be served from 7:30 to 10 a.m. July 27 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.

Aaron Buxton reunion scheduled for Aug. 4

SALEM – The 89th Aaron Buxton reunion, featuring a 50/50 drawing and homemade ice cream, is scheduled Aug. 4 at Centennial Park, pavilion one. Lunch begins at noon. Those attending are to bring a coverdish to share, family history information, old photos and a raffle gift.

DARE?announces August activity schedule

BOARDMAN – Divorce/Death Aren’t Really the End (DARE) meets at 7:30 p.m. every Thursday at the Disciples Christian Church, 565 Boardman-Canfield Road. Events include:

Aug. 2, 16: Yellow Creek Theatre Movies in Poland, dusk.

Aug. 3: River Rock at the Amp in Warren, meet at 4 p.m. at Mocha House in Niles.

Aug. 6, 13, 20, 27: Bocce in Boardman Park, 6 p.m.

Aug. 7, 21: Music in Woodworth Park, Western Reserve Road, 7 p.m.

Aug. 8, 22: Music in Boardman Park, 6:30 p.m.

Aug. 9: Putt-Putt at the Skate Zone in Austintown, 7 p.m.

Aug. 12, 19, 26: Walking or bike riding, Kirk Road trail in Canfield, 6 p.m.

Aug. 14: Volunteer at Second Harvest Food Bank, 5-7 p.m.

Aug. 15: Picnic in Boardman Park, Masters Pavilion, 6 p.m.

Aug. 17: Luau at Novosel Pavilion, Route 170, New Middletown, 6-10 p.m.

Aug. 30: Canfield Fair, meet at the big rock at 6 p.m.

Aug. 31: Bowling at Boardman Lanes, 7:30 p.m.

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

R-Weigh weight groups recognize weight loss winners

SALEM – The R-Weigh groups met at 1 and 5 p.m. July 15 at the First Friends Church. A loss of 25 pounds was recorded for the week. Good losers at the afternoon group were Sylvia Eller and Helen Baker. Judy Catlett and Patty Mills were the goalies for the week. Eller reached her three-fourth goal weight and received $3. Rachel Weaver earned the can-do $10 drawing. The R-Weigh Babes have won four games and the Jolly Jigglers have won two games in the baseball contest.

Good losers at the evening meeting were Lois Wood, Jeni Alwod, Sara Smith and Jen Swartz. Karen Pauline and Eleanor Billet were the goalies for the week. Shirley Dias lost weight over her birthday and received $1. The Base Hit Babes have won four games and the All Stars have won two games in the baseball contest.

“The 12 Foods All Nutritionist Eat” was the program at both groups. New members are welcome at both groups. For more information call 330-332-1078.

Former Deming workers to meet for reunion luncheon

SALEM – All former Deming Company and Crane Deming Company female employees are invited to attend the annual Deming Girls reunion luncheon at noon Aug. 15 at the Salem Hills Golf and Country Club. For further information call Joan Lora at 330-332-5263 or Elma Dixson at 330-332-4528.

St. Jude Women’s Guild seeking craft show vendors

COLUMBIANA – Craft vendors are needed for St. Jude Women’s Guild’s annual St. Jude Craft Show to be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 16 at St. Jude Activity Center, 180 Seventh. St. The show features hand crafted and homemade items, a Chinese auction, bake sale, prize raffle and lunch counter including vegetable beef soup. For vendor applications call Mary Burkey at 330-482-2351.

Victorian Players holding auctions for ‘M. Valdemar’

YOUNGSTOWN – The Victorian Players and J&B Production Arts Services have announced auditions for its annual Halloween production, “Edgar Allan Poe’s: The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar” which opens Oct. 11 and runs three weekends through Oct. 27.

Auditions will be held at 7 p.m. Aug. 5 and 6 at the theater at 702 Mahoning Ave. Casting requirements call for five men ages 20 to 60 and two women ages 20 to 60. Rehearsals will begin toward the end of August.

The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar is a lesser known Poe story which deals with the hypnotism of a man near death in an attempt to suspend him between life and death. The movie in the 1960s starred Basil Rathbone and Vincent Price.

For further information or to request alternate audition times due to conflicts call 330-799-6176.

Greenford HS 109th alumni banquet planned for Aug. 17

GREENFORD – The Greenford High School 109th alumni banquet will be held Aug. 17 at the Smokehouse restaurant inside the old Greenford school building on state Route 165. The social hour begins at 5 p.m. with dinner served at 6 p.m.

Cost is $20 per person with the honor class of 1963 receiving their dinner free. Dinner choices are roast beef or chicken. Reservations may be made by calling Stevie Kelly Coleman at 330-702-1161 before Aug. 7.

County OSU Alumni Club to hold family picnic Aug. 1

COLUMBIANA – The Ohio State University Alumni Club of Columbiana County is hosting a family picnic at 6 p.m. Aug. 1 in pavilion four at Firestone Park. All incoming OSU freshmen and their parents have been invited as is all students, alumni, family and friends of OSU.

All OSU students present at the picnic will be entered into a $500 scholarship drawing. The annual meeting and election of trustees follows.

The club will provide all table service, food and beverages. There is a $5 donation at the door from all non-student adults to help defray costs. Reservations may be made by contacting Richard Zitto at or 330-550-3652.

Leetonia High School ’49 to meet for lunch Aug. 7

LEETONIA The Leetonia High School Class of 1949 will meet for lunch at noon Aug. 7 at the Salem Hills Golf and Country Club.

Community Happenings

Phone ladies to meet

SALEM – The ladies of the AT&T-Ohio Bell Telephone Co. will meet for breakfast at 8:30 a.m. July 18 at the Bob Evans restaurant in Salem.

Masons to host berry fest

SALEM The public is invited to a strawberry festival from 4:30 to 7 p.m. July 20 at the Salem Masonic Building,788 E. State St. The menu offers a variety of hot sandwiches, salads, cake, strawberries, ice cream and beverages. Cost is $6 for adults, $3 for children and free for under 3.

Lupus support group to meet

DAMASCUS – The Lupus Foundation of America, Greater Ohio Chapter, will host its monthly lupus support group from 7 to 8:30 p.m. July 15 at the Damascus Friends Church, 28899 Walnut St.

For more information contact the foundation at 440-717-0183 or

74th Barnhouse reunion set

NEW WATERFORD – The 74th Barnhouse family reunion begins at 2 p.m. July 21 at the home of Gary and Debra Booth, 45521 Crestview Road, New Waterford. Those attending are to bring table service, a coverdish and beverage. For more information call Debra at 330-457-2539.

Old photo contest slated

NEWELL, W. Va. – Tri-State Genealogical and Historical Society/Family Research Center is sponsoring an old photo contest for family groups or individuals from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 27 at the Wells School Building, 717 Washington St., Newell, W. Va.

Attendees may bring a copy of their picture. The first-place prize pays $25. For details call 304-387-2467 or e-mail photos to The center is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays; and from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursdays.

BLHS ’68 to hold reunion

LISBON – The Beaver Local High School Class of 1968 will hold its 45th class reunion on July 27 at the East Liverpool Country Club. Registration begins at 6:30 p.m., a buffet dinner at 7 p.m., followed by musical entertainment.The registration deadline is July 19. For more information contact Cheryl Craven Jones at 330-385-8672.

SCH Aux. to host barbecue

SALEM – Salem Community Hospital Auxiliary is sponsoring a Backyard Barbecue fund raiser to benefit future hospital projects. Tickets are $1 each or six for $5.

The winner will receive a backyard barbecue for 10 people, prepared by the Chef’s Table Restaurant at 130 S. Market St., Lisbon. The winner has a choice of the meals delivered to their home, at Chef’s Table, or another location. Each dinner includes a half rack of barbecue ribs, pulled barbecue chicken with buns, a baked potato, cole slaw, ice tea or lemonade.

Tickets may be purchased July 17, 1 8 and 19 in the cafeteria at Salem Community Hospital from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and 4:30 to 6 p.m.; at the hospital’s gift shop; and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 15 and 16 at the Salem Giant Eagle. The winning ticket will be drawn on Aug. 1.

R-Weigh weight groups meet

SALEM – The R-Weigh weight support groups met at 1 and 5 p.m. Monday at the First Friends Church and lost 37 pounds for the week. Good losers were Helen Baker, Annie Katz, Sarah Agee and Sara Smith. Sue Carver and Carol Held were the goalies for the week. Ruth Miller won the can-do drawing. The afternoon group was treated to a low-calorie, low-fat luncheon provided by the April through June birthday members.

The afternoon groups R-Weigh Babes beat the Jolly Jigglers 9 to 6 and the evening groups Base Hit Babes beat the All Stars 23 to 15 in the contest’s third baseball game. Members losing a pound or more and goals below goal receive $1 each week. Gainers pay a $1. The winning teams will enjoy a picnic in August provided by the losing teams at both groups.

Mental health ed class set

YOUNGSTOWN – The Help Hotline Crisis Center is offering a free 10-week mental health educational course called “Building Recovery and Individual Dreams, Goals, Education and Support (BRIDGES) starting July 29.

Classes will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. every Monday at the Help Hotline Community Center. To register for the classes call Nancy Montagna at 330-747-5111.

Kiwanis Antique Show is Saturday

SALEM – The Salem Kiwanis Antique Show and Sale will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 20 at Centennial Park.

John Davis family reunion held

EAST PALESTINE – The 35th John and Ida Davis family reunion was held June 22 at East Palestine Park with approximately 82 in attendance. John and Ida Davis had 10 children: William, Howard, John, Russell, Paul, Sarah, Arthur, Carl, Fred and Irene. Linnie Mae Foreman, daughter of Howard Davis, served as president and opened the reunion. Goody bags, provided by the Fred Davis family, were distributed among the children. Twenty-three 23 auction baskets were donated by family members and a Chinese auction was held. Beth Austin won the 50/50 drawing. Next year’s reunion is slated June 28 at the park. The 2014 president will be the Paul Davis family and the William Davis family will be in charge of the goody bags.

May family reunion scheduled

SUMMITVILLE The 19th May family reunion begins at 2 p.m. Aug. 10 at the Summitville Fire Hall. Activities will include games for children, horseshoe pitching, euchre and cornhole. Trophies and ribbons will be awarded. Those attending are to bring a coverdish and item for the white elephant sale. New officers for 2013 include Carla Moats and Becky Meighen, co-presidents; Barbara May, treasurer; and Lillie Moats, secretary. For more information call Lillie Moats at 330-223-2321.

Winona Ruritans host scholars

WINONA – The Winona Ruritan Club met on June 25 at the Salem Saxon Club featuring the annual steak fry with 51 people in attendance. The meal was prepared by Dee Fletcher and members of the club. Secretary Lee Stamp called the roll. The monthly treasurer’s report and the secretary’s report were held until next month. Homer Huprich made a motion to send $100 to the Columbiana County Special Olympic’s annual golf outing which passed unanimously. Alice Gamble gave an outline for the Winona Area Historical Society’s strawberry festival and homecoming on June 30. President Homer Althouse presented the club’s 2013 scholarship winners with their awards. Winners were Carson Marie Kleinman and Delaney Gardner. Entertainment was provided by Fred Naragon, Patty Plummer and Jeanne Wilson, members of the Sugar Tree Alley Steeldrum band.

Damascus Garden Club holds meeting

DAMASCUS – Thirteen members of the Damascus Garden Club, a member of the Garden Club of Ohio Inc., met June 13 at the home of Irene Morkel. Co-hostesses were Marty Hollinger and Rhonda Mitchell. President Marilyn Wingett opened the meeting with birthday greetings to Marilyn Brumbaugh and thanks to Ken and Joyce Steer for hosting the members who prepared table decorations for the West Branch alumni banquet. A thank-you note from the West Branch Alumni Banquet Committee was read.

Committee reports were as follows: Awards: applications for awards were not available. Conservation: watering schedules for the post office garden will be mailed to members. Community Care: Rhonda Mitchell was thanked for her donation of bud vases for the May community blood drive; sign-ups for pop-ins on the Auburn center garden as well as the newly planted Damascus Firehouse garden were taken; members who helped with the planting of the firehouse garden on May 21 were thanked; Joyce Steer volunteered to provide bud vases for the July community blood drive.

June Wallace reported on the National Garden Week project. Chuck Biery and Damascus Hardware provided the seed packets that were part of the club’s display at the Damascus post office. A total of 98 seed packets were taken by members of the community for their gardens. Wallace was thanked for her work on creating a display and Wingett was also thanked for providing the floral banner. Wingett proposed donating a door prize for the August Ruritan car show. Wallace motioned to provide a prize and Darlene Lane seconded with an approval vote. The exact nature of the prize will be discussed at the August meeting. Wingett reminded members of the September Canton Flower School.

The club’s August meeting will include a tour of the Beech Creek Botanical Gardens. Members are to meet in the church parking lot at 9:30 a.m. Aug. 8. Mitchell will call members three days in advance to take orders for a box lunch from Grinders. The per member dues for the Garden Club of Ohio Inc. will increase by $2 in 2014.

The program for June was presented by Steer who discussed the use of garden flowers and floral design equipment. Members displayed horticultural samples from their late spring gardens and had a chance to tour Morkel’s garden. There will be no July meeting.

Former Bank One workers to meet

SALEM – Bank One retirees and former employees are invited to lunch at noon Tuesday at Das Dutch Haus in Columbiana.

Former A&P workers to picnic

SALEM – A&P former employees and retirees are invited to a picnic at 5 p.m. Monday in pavilion two at Centennial Park. Those attending are to bring a coverdish and table service.

Damascus Ruritans host WB coach

DAMASCUS Thirty members and guests of Damascus Ruritan Club enjoyed a meal on June 13 served by the Damascus Methodist Church ladies. Member Pastor John Ryser led the group in singing of one verse of “America” and gave the invocation. Member Bill Butcher introduced the speaker for the evening, West Branch High School’s head football coach D.J. Doto. Coach Doto spoke about his 17 point football coaching philosophy and 11 points motivating players. Treasurer Roger Smith distributed his monthly report, and elaborated on some of the issues. President Dave Wingett thanked the members that helped make serving the Goshen High School Alumni banquet this month, along with the youth and parents from the Methodist Church a great success.

Plans are continuing for the club’s sixth anniversary celebration, slated for 5 to 8 p.m. Aug. 16, featuring show cars 1988 and older. The cars will be on display in the Friends Church parking lot on U.S. Route 62, prizes and trophies will be awarded. The club will be serving ox roast sandwiches, potato chips and drinks. The public is invited.

A work day was held on June 22 to straighten the poles from a wind storm damage of the Welcome to Damascus sign on the East end of the village.

Vice President Rick Bell called on the different committees for their community service hours for the month of May. Lori Wallace reported on the May blood drive and said the next drive would be from 1 to 7 p.m. Tuesday July 16 at the Damascus United Methodist Church.

President Dave installed three new members into club membership, Kim Swetye, Jim Grimm, and Paul Kilmer. Tom Wallace was voted on as another new member, to be installed in the July meeting. The membership voted to make financial expenditures to the Damascus Historical Society, and the Sebring Parks and Recreation to help with the cost of their July Fourth fireworks display. It was reported the May food drive and the rabies clinic were successful.