Community Happenings

Salem High School ’71 to meet

SALEM – The Salem High School Class of 1971 will meet for dinner at 6 p.m. Jan. 3 at Big Dog’s Seafood, Steak and Ale. For more information call Dorothy Conser at 330-831-2273.

Weingart Cousins observe milestones

SALEM – Salem Hills Golf and Country Club was the setting when the Weingart Cousins met recently. Fourteen people attended. Birthdays and anniversaries were observed. The next breakfast begins at 9 a.m. Jan. 14.

SCH Auxiliary to hold meeting

SALEM – The Salem Community Hospital Auxiliary meeting begins at 9:30 a.m. Jan. 9 in the small dining room off the hospital cafeteria. Speaker Ginger Grilli will present “Early Women Physicians of Salem.” The public is invited to attend.

New Year’s Eve Salem scheduled

SALEM – The New Year’s Eve Salem’s annual celebration is slated from 6 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Dec. 31 featuring Steel Drum, Bluegrass and Rock and Roll music at the Masonic Temple. Gospel music will be presented at the Episcopal Church of Our Savior and children’s events and music at the Memorial Building. Each venue will have food and beverages available for purchase. Tickets are available at local outlets and at the door on Dec. 31.

Fairfield Ruritans host Ladies Night

COLUMBIANA – Ladies Night was observed when the Fairfield Township Ruritan Club met Nov. 21 at Heck’s Restaurant. Eighteen members and 21 guests were present. John McGeehan led members in the singing of “America.” Wayne Holtom delivered the invocation.

Thank-you cards were received from both the Columbiana Light Show Committee and the Salem Community Pantry for the club’s continued support.

It was announced that the club’s permanent barbecue pit had been relocated to Holtom’s house, and a storage building had been erected there to store materials.

President Rick Urmson presented the President’s Award to the Urmson brothers, Wayne and Dennis, for their work, particularly in organizing this year’s classic and antique car show.

George Crook led fellowship and a light-hearted quiz for the lady guests present. Winners received $2 bills and centerpieces. Musical entertainment was provided by God’s Quad.

R-Weigh groups hold meetings

SALEM – Sandy McGarr and Sue Carver planned and prepared the R-Weigh afternoon group’s Christmas party with a buffet dinner at Adele’s Place with a lot of fun and many surprises on Monday. Carver and McGarr led the members in a wine toast to the leader Gerry Heffinger and Carter created and presented her with an album of pictures of past meetings from the members. Gag gifts were passed in a circle in the Mr. and Mrs. Right or is it Left game with many laughs enjoyed by all. The gift exchange was either choose one or steal one from another member. Francie Tuel won the jar full of candy for guessing its contents. The champagne glass centerpieces topped with a votive candle were won by JoAnne Bogdan, Joyce Sanders and Heffinger. McGarr read a Christmas story and the members sang “We Wish you a Merry Christmas.” When leaving, McGarr and Carter gave everyone a Christmas gift and Sylvia Eller gave each one a live pink or red rose.

Colleen Wafler and Lisa Jones conducted the play money auction at the evening group. The good losers were Patty Hartman, Sharon Bigalow and Barb Smith. Angie Reichle, Jo Carol Gray and Peggy Kurtz were the goalies for the week. Hartman recaptured her goal weight and she and Donna Greenamyer earned the eight weeks of losing monetary award. Birthday monetary awards went to Nancy Stryffeler and Eleanor Billet. Wafler received the losing over her vacation monetary award.

The 1 p.m. group enjoyed a low-fat, low-calorie luncheon on Monday with October, November and December birthday members Helen Baker, Evelyn Peters, Joyce Sanders and JoAnne Bogdan bringing the food.

The members at both groups will be paid $1 per pound for their December losses on Monday. There will be no meetings on Dec. 23 and 30 because of the holidays. Regular meetings with new members invited will resume on Jan. 6, 2014.

On Dec. 16, the afternoon group celebrated birthdays with a low-calorie, low-fat luncheon. “Happy Birthday” was sung to Helen Baker, Evelyn Peters, Joyce Sanders and JoAnne Bogdan. Rachel Weaver and Bogdan were the goalies for the week. The dollar clip awards went to Annie Katz, Sue Carver, Patty Mills, Bogdan and Weaver.

Karen Pauline presided at the evening meeting and Peggy Kurtz gave the inspiration for the week. Linda Lude presented a program on “The Checklist for Eating Out and Eating Healthy.” The dollar clip awards went to Edie Sternburg, Barb Smith, Ruth Ann Hall, Jeri Hefner, Lisa Jones, Ruth Miller, Jesse Rea and Kurtz.

There will be no meetings on Dec. 23 and 30 because of the Christmas holidays. Meetings will resume on Jan. 6 with each member asked to bring a new or previous member to the meeting.

DARE?January slate announced

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

Jan. 3, 17: Lobby of Movies 8, Shops of Boardman Park, 6:30 p.m.

Jan. 4, 18: Bowling at Wedgewood Lanes, 7 p.m.

Jan. 7, 14, 21, 28: Dance class, 7 p.m., Judy Conti’s in Austintown.

Jan. 8: Volunteer at Second Harvest Food Bank, 5-7 p.m.

Jan. 10, 31: Card Night at Denny’s in Boardman, 6-10 p.m.

Jan. 15: Practice bowling night at Wedgewood Lanes, 7 p.m.

Jan. 20: Meet-Up at Barnes & Noble in Boardman, 7 p.m.

Jan. 25: Indoor picnic in Boardman Park, Beard Cabin, 6-10 p.m.

Jan. 29: Practice bowling night at Wedgewood Lanes, 7 p.m.

Jan. 30: Re-gifting night at the church, 7:30 p.m.

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

AMVETS to host dance

SALEM – The public is invited to a New Year’s Eve dance from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Dec. 31 at AMVETS Post 45, 750 S. Broadway Ave.

Admission is free for members and $5 for non-members which includes food, noisemakers, party hats, etc. Music will be provided by Damaged Goods.

Classic film showings set

COLUMBIANA – Classic movies from the 40’s, 50’s and 60’s will be screened, free of charge, from 2 to 4 p.m. on the second Wednesday of every month in the Salchow Room at the Columbiana Public Library, 332 N. Middle St. The next movie is slated Jan. 8.

Salem Masons breakfast set

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

SHS?Class of ’43 to meet

SALEM – The Salem High School Class of 1943 will meet for breakfast at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday at Adele’s Place.

SHS Class of ’67 to gather

SALEM – The Salem High School Class of 1967’s social/dinner begins at 6 p.m. Wednesday at Ricky’s English Pub.

Salem schools bands to perform

SALEM – The public is invited to a Winter Concert at 6 p.m. Thursday in the Salem High School auditorium. Performances will be provided by the junior high, high school and jazz bands.

Weingart Cousins get together

SALEM – Salem Hills Golf and Country Club was the setting when the Weingart Cousins met recently. Fourteen people attended. Birthdays and anniversaries were observed. The next breakfast begins at 9 a.m. Jan. 14.

Salem Masons to host public breakfast buffet Dec. 28

SALEM-A public breakfast buffet will be served from 7:30 to 10 a.m. Dec. 28 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.

TOPS?777 recognizes weekly weight loss winners

SALEM- Members of TOPS Chapter 777 achieved an 11 1/2 pounds loss over the Thanksgiving holiday.

Weekly and monthly winners were recognized at a recent meeting. Weekly best losers were Peg Mix and Brenda Adams. Shirley Johns was KOPS.

Monthly winners included Adams, best loser; Carrie Toy, runner-up; Debbie Phillips, backslider; Johns, KOPS; Johns and Frances Valentino, KOPS at goal or below.

Members signed and sent cards to previous members. Linda Evanoff returned the first of the year hope cards and each person discussed their progress. Sign-in contest winners received Christmas door mats.

Damascus Ruritans celebrate 60 years of service

DAMASCUS – Seventy members and guests of the Damascus Ruritan Club met on Dec. 7 at Heritage Oaks Banquet Center in Sebring for the club’s 60th anniversary celebration. Song leader, David Denny, led the group in the singing one verse of “America.” Club Chaplain Pastor John Ryser gave the blessing.

President Dave Wingett called for motion to hold the reading of the minutes from the November meeting and also to postpone any business until the January meeting.

Due to inclement weather in Ohio and Virginia, the club’s guest, Ruritan National President Elliott Hogge and his wife Sandra of Hayes, Va., were forced to cancel.

Among other guests present were David and Anne Freshly of Alliance, Past National President Frank and Janet Kinsey of St. Clairville, current National Director Dale Bricker of Canfield, Past National Treasurer Dave Snyder, current Ohio District Governor Glenn and Barbara Fish of Lodi, Ohio District Lt. Gov. and District Secretary Maynard and Gloria Yoh of Smithville, District Treasurer Karl and Bonnie Kiener of Hartville, Zone 5 Governor Eric and Sherry Augustein of Beloit, Zone 6 Governor John and Barbara Biery of North Benton, Zone 6 Lt. Governor Dale and Evie Hileman of Cambridge, 1961 Past Club President Earl and Virginia Bardo of Salem, Bob Winn, son and Janet and her husband Jerry Durham, daughter of the club’s first president, the late Charles Winn; Donovan Winn, brother of Charles Winn, a member of the Winona Club; and Joan Rauch, widow of past member David Rauch.

The 2014 club officers were installed by the Ruritan National Director Frank Kinsey. Installed were Rick Bell, president; Nick Morrison, vice president; John Coldsnow, secretary; Joe Skolosh, treasurer; Darlene Snyder, three-year director; Roy Johnson, two-year director; Walter Lautzenheiser, one-year director; Dave Wingett, past president and 2014 board of directors.

Zone 6 Assistant Governor John Biery, also a member of the Goshen Center Club, initiated into club membership, Henry (Hank) and Michelle Price as associate members.

Bell said he would like to see the club continue the normal projects next year. He thanked the members for electing him and presented retiring Wingett and Snyder with gift cards of appreciation from the club.

National Director Frank Kinsey spoke briefly, commending the club members for their steadfastness in making their community a better place to work and live and awarded the club with an outstanding certificate for 60 years of outstanding community service to the village of Damascus and surrounding area from Ruritan National. He encouraged the members to continue to bring in new members to enable the club to continue the efforts of Ruritan. Entertainment was provided by the Loving God Quartet.

Victorian Players offer holiday show

YOUNGSTOWN – The Victorian Players in conjunction with Centaur Stage Productions will present “In the Spirit of Christmas” at the Victorian Players theater at 702 Mahoning Ave. Consisting of four new one-acts, the show will run for two weekends through Dec. 22.

Leading off the list of shows for this years production is The Christmas Dream by I.E. Clark. The show features Linda McGrath, Cory Fowler, Vinnie Dragos, Ryan Newell and Kory Frederick.

Following The Christmas Dream will be Ten Minutes Till Christmas by Roger Clarke and features Christopher Haddock, Kory Frederick, Kara Planey, Abigail Planey, Hannah Planey, Madalyn Planey, Verity Osborn, Genevieve Hanna, Cecilia Hanna and Madelyn Hanna.

Santa Claus vs. The Garden Gnomes by Don Zolidis is up next with Gia Almasy, Michelle Moorhead, Christopher Fidram, Christopher Haddock and Chloe Housteau. Closing out the performance will be the classic The Gift of the Magi by Ann Coulter based on a story by O’Henry. Appearing in Magi will be Donnette Bishop, Kathryn Adams, Vinnie Dragos, Chloe Housteau and Heather McKenzie.

During performances of In the Spirit of Christmas the Victorian will be collecting canned goods and non-perishable food items for a local food pantry. Adult tickets for the production are $12 with student and senior tickets $9. Group rates are available as well as special student group rates.

Reservations are suggested and may be made by calling 330-746-5455. Evening performances begin at 7:30 with Sunday matinees starting at 2 p.m.

Community Happenings

R-Weigh groups host local magician, wife

SALEM- Jason Alan, a world traveled professional magician and son of R-Weigh member Donna Greenamyer, with his wife, Stacy, performed his magic show at the evening group’s Christmas party with everyone asking, “How did he do that” on Monday.

Jason’s mother surprised him with a candle burning birthday cake and the members sang “Happy Birthday” to him as he blew out the candles. Each member also enjoyed a cupcake in his honor.

Birdie Reinhart and her committee of Linda Lude, Ruth Miller, Chris Learn, Patty Hartman and Greenamyer did an Angel theme party with each place setting having “A Friend is an Angel” favor made by Reinhart and a healthy mini fruit bag made by the committee.

A friendship ornament was given to each member by Peggy Kurtz and her daughter Beverly Armitage. Lit candle centerpieces and red and white decorations adorned the tables.

Miller opened with an Angel poem and said grace before the dinner catered by Ala Cart Catering at the church. Lude read her written poem honoring each officer and Hartman presented the leader Gerry Heffinger with a monetary appreciation gift from the group.

Lude led the group in singing Christmas carols. The candle centerpieces went to Susan Cane, Nancy Stryffeler, Vi Woodall, Miller, Armitage and Greenamyer. Live poinsettia plants went to Peggy Billiter, Lois Wood, Greenamyer and Lude. The members donated items to the church’s pantry in lieu of a gift exchange.

The evening group members are reminded to bring items for the auction Monday to be purchased by the members with their pounds lost play money. The afternoon group will have their Christmas party at noon at Adele’s Place with weigh-ins from 11:15 to 11:45 a.m. on Monday.

Deerfield Historical Society plans New Year’s Eve bash

DEERFIELD- The Deerfield Historical Society is now taking reservations for its annual New Year’s Eve Dinner Dance to be held at the Deerfield Town Hall, 1450 state Route 14.

The hall will open at 7 p.m. with the buffet style meal starting at 7:30 p.m. Live music will be enjoyed for dancing and listening enjoyment until midnight. The society will provide pork and kraut, mashed potatoes, homemade bread, drinks, and tableware.

Guests are asked to pay $10 each and bring a dish to pass. Reservations can be made by calling Sally Sampson at 330-654-3168.

Salem Historical Society to present Christmas event

SALEM- The Salem Historical Society will feature its annual Christmas program at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Shaffer Library meeting room. During the evening the 2014 officers will be installed. Attendees are asked to bring a holiday dessert to share.

Following the installation and a short business meeting, the program will feature low brass members of the Salem Quaker City Band presenting a Low Brass Christmas, as well as some Christmas carols. Installation for the officers and trustees for 2014 will be conducted by Mickey Weaver.

The meeting is open to the public. Free parking is available in the city municipal parking lot on South Lundy Avenue. The greeter is Trustee Jerry Laska.

For information contact the museum at 330-337-8514.

Crown Theater Productions announces ‘Annie’ auditions

COLUMBIANA- Crown Theater Productions will hold auditions for “Annie” from 6 to 9 p.m. Dec. 16 and 17 in the Encore Room for children ages 5 through 15.

A one minute song of choice sung a cappella will be required, no reading.

Auditions for adults ages 16 and older will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Dec. 18.

Smith Grange to host country style breakfast

SMITH TOWNSHIP- The Smith Grange will host a country style breakfast from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. today. Cost is $6 for adults and $3 for children. Carry-outs will be available.

Cross Roads Council to host auction today

GUILFORD LAKE- The Cross Roads Council of the Knights of Columbus is sponsoring an auction at 2 p.m. today in the Ruritan building on state Route 172 near Hanna Drive.

The proceeds of the auction are to benefit local area food basket programs.

Auctioneer Dave Stout will have a variety of toys, collectibles, tools and other items. Refreshments will be available.

For information contact Joe McKarns 330-424-8165 or Dave Stout 330-739-2011.

Memorial Building to offer bus trip to Y’town gardens

SALEM – The Memorial Building is offering a bus trip to Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens on Saturday, Dec. 21. The trip includes a tour of the former estate of F.A. Seiberling, co-founder of the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company.

This year’s theme is “Deck the Hall: Heaven and Nature Sing” which features “Dazzle,” the light show spectacular that includes 750,000 lights, 21 decorated rooms, poinsettias, nightly entertainment by area choirs and performers, visits with Santa, a gingerbread hut and treats from Molly’s Shop.

The solarium will feature decorated trees and a frog collection; the breakfast room will be filled with birds surrounding a decorated twig tree and Virginia’s room will be transformed into a winter garden. A poinsettia tree and poinsettias will fill the tower staircase. The music room will be appropriately festooned with harps, horns and angels in silver, white and gold to create a “heavenly” atmosphere for nightly entertainment by the choirs and performers.

The museum store offers a full line of apparel, accessories, books and unique gift items. The bus will leave Salem at 4 p.m. and return at approximately 9:30 p.m.

Tickets are $13 for adults, $6 for children and free for 5 and under. Transportation costs are $14 per person.

To register call Shane Franks at 330-332-5512. Registration closes at 9 p.m. Dec. 16.

Community Happenings

Deerfield Historical Society to host Monday dance

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

United Quilt Guild to hold Christmas party Dec. 3

LEETONIA – United Quilt Guild will hold its Christmas party at 6:15 p.m. Dec. 3 at the Leetonia Community Public Library. Those attending are to bring filled Christmas stockings for United Local students. A trunk show will be presented.

American Legion Aux. 76 discusses monthly donations

SEBRING – The Sebring American Legion Post 76 Ladies Auxiliary met recently with President Judy Hubbs presiding. It was announced that one box of coupons was mailed to the Germany Commissary.

The children’s Christmas party, for children of legion members only, will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Dec. 7. Members will be wrapping gifts for the party at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 6.

Members discussed the monthly donation that is sent to the Youngstown Veterans Clinic and decided to donate more each month.

The next meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 11 featuring the annual Christmas party. Members are asked to bring a coverdish to share.

First Church of Nazarene to host Santa’s Workshop

SALEM – Santa’s Workshop will be open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 6 and 7 at “In Christ’s Hands Workshop” at the Salem First Church of the Nazarene, 1431 N. Ellsworth Ave. There will be many handmade crafts such as blankets, scarves, framed puzzle pictures, candles, wreaths, greeting cards, and many different Christmas decorations. A large selection and display of games for children and individuals of all ages, along with a variety of puzzles with themes for everyone’s tastes, are available.

Several varieties of Christmas cookies and baked goods are available. Proceeds go to In Christ’s Hands Workshop and Compassionate Ministry Center for Adult Developmental Disabilities.

Seven and One Club meets, plans for progressive dinner

SALEM – The Seven and One Club met Wednesday evening at the home of Mrs. Fred Weingart. Guests included Tracy Dearth and Mrs. Weingart’s niece, Mrs. Steve Tingley and her 3-month-old son, Eli.

The hostess served a turkey casserole and vegetables. Games of 500 were played and prizes won by Mrs. Jack Bruderly, first place; Mrs. Gerald Mincks, second; Mrs. Herb Bott, low; and Mrs. John Hively, travel. Members made final plans for the progressive dinner while enjoying baked apples for dessert. The progressive dinner starts at 6 p.m. Dec. 8 at the Bruderly home, and then to the Hively home in New Waterford for the main course and dessert.

The next club night begins at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 18 at the Mincks’ home featuring the Christmas get together with dinner, cards, a cookie swap and Christmas card exchange.

DARE announces December slate of activities

CANFIELD – Divorce/Death Aren’t Really the End meets at 7:30 p.m. every Thursday at the Disciples Christian Church, 565 Boardman-Canfield Road. Upcoming activities include:

Dec. 3, 10, 17: Dance classes, Judy Conti’s, Austintown, 7 p.m.

Dec. 6, 27: Movies 8, lobby, Shops of Boardman Park, 6:30 p.m.

Dec. 11: Volunteer at Second Harvest Food Bank, 5-7 p.m.

Dec. 12: $10 gift exchange at the church, 7:30 p.m.

Dec. 13: Card night at Denny’s in Boardman, 6-10 p.m.

Dec. 18, 21: Bowling at Wedgewood Lanes, 7 p.m.

Dec. 19: Model train display night at the church, 7:30 p.m.

Dec. 26: Pizza and cookie night at the church, 7:30 p.m.

Dec. 30: Meet-up at Mocha House, 7 p.m.

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

Winona Ruritan Club holds November meeting

WINONA – Thirty-two members attended the Winona Ruritan Club’s dinner meeting on Nov. 19 at the Winona United Methodist Church. Treasurer Bob s Doyle Sr. gave his detailed October financial report that included numbers on the latest pancake and sausage breakfast. Songleader Elmer R. Stamp led the group in singing “Happy Birthday” to November birthday honorees, Rob Donaldson, Wayne Herron and Leonard Lance. President Homer Althouse announced that the club roster and schedule for 2014 will be distributed at the Dec. 17 Christmas meeting. Entertainment will be provided by Flight of United High School. Cost is $15 per person. Hors’douvres will be served at 6:30 p.m. followed by dinner at 7 p.m. The club will make additional donations to the Salem Salvation Army and Hanoverton Salvation Army.

R-Weigh weight groups recognize weekly winners

SALEM – The R-Weigh weight support groups met at 1 and 5 p.m. Monday at the First Friends church. The afternoon group’s $2 good loser award went to Annie Katz who also was awarded $5 for reaching her goal weight. The $2 goalie of the week award went to JoAnne Bogdan.

The Turkey Gobblers tied the Turkey Trotters with both groups winning the “Feed Your Turkey” contest. Turkey Trotter Sylvia Eller, Sandy McGarr, Rachel Weaver and Bogdan won $4 each. Turkey Gobbler Carol Jules, Annie Katz and Sue Carver won $5 each.

The members are reminded to bring items for the “Get $1 to spend for every pound lost since January auction” to be held on Monday.

The evening group’s $2 good loser awards went to Sharon Bigalow, Patty Hartman and Barb Smith. The $2 goalie of the week award went to Jo Carol Gray and the $1.00 runner-up award went to Peggy Kurtz. Karen Pauline presided at the meeting and Linda Lude did a program on “Heart Healthy Eating”. Kurtz gave the inspiration for the week. The Bright Feathers fed their turkey more quarters than the Hot Trotters and won the contest. Bright Feathers Donna Greenamyer, Birdie Reinhart, Ruth Ann Hall, Ruth Miller, Bigalow and Kurtz each received $6. Hot Trotters Jesse Rea, Rita Olenic, Hartman, Smith and Gray each received $3.

The Christmas party will be next week at the church with Ala Carte catering the dinner. Members are to bring items for the church pantry in lieu of a gift exchange. Weigh-ins will be from 5 to 5:45 p.m. with dinner at 6 p.m.

New members are welcome at no charge to visit. For information call 330-332-1078.

Community Christian Women to meet for lunch Dec. 9

COLUMBIANA – Community Christian Women will meet on Dec. 9 at the Nazarene Church in Columbiana. The Senior High Coral Group from Heartland Christian School will present Christmas music. The meeting begins with a lunch at 12:30 p.m. Cost is $6.

Reservations should be made with your church representative or by calling Carolyn Beck at 330-482-2155, Helen Winegord at 330-482-2153 or Lois Weyman at 330-482-2776. Every one attending is encouraged to bring staple items for the Way Station. All area women are invited to attend.

DKG Alpha Iota Chapter honors longtime members

LISBON- The November meeting of the Alpha Iota Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma was recently held at the Chef’s Table in Lisbon with 28 members in attendance.

Devotions were provided by Alana Bittner. Treasurer, Sharon Walker, recognized Gayle Noel (30 years) and Nancy Dicken (25 years) with pins signifying their years of DKG membership.

Mary Lou Hays, webmaster, encouraged members to provide additional information for the chapter’s website,

Jackie Mercer, a teacher at Crestview High School and member of Alpha Iota presented the program “Teaching English and the Common Core” and proudly displayed the medal she earned for running in a half-marathon at Disney World.

The next meeting will be held on Dec. 11 at the East Palestine Presbyterian Church with each member bringing a new toy for donation to the Christina House.

Stocking stuffers offered in Salem

SALEM – The Senior Fun Day Committee, The Donald R. Cook Family and Wedgewood Pizza of Salem will be offering free stocking stuffers. Stockings are age appropriate from age 3-10 (limit of one stocking per child). To reserve a stocking, call 330-337-7674 from 2 to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Stocking stuffers are available to the first 150 callers. Pick-up place and times will be given upon reservations of stocking stuffers. Businesses or organizations interested in donating or receiving more information are asked to call Adam Cook at 330-337-7674.