Community Happenings

Salem tot takes top model in state

SALEM- Preston Jakubisn, 3, son of George and Melissa Jakubisn of Salem, competed in the Sunburst Model Search Pageant this past weekend in Columbus. Preston won top model for the state of Ohio, king of swim wear, king of formal wear, king of school wear, king for portfolio, king for composite, and king for overall photogenic. Winning this title advances him to the nationals in Atlanta, Ga., the weekend of July 31-Aug. 3. His sponsors are Jen’s Photographic Memories for his photogenic needs, Creative Styles and Boutique for his clothing and accessories, and Randy’s Barber Shop.

Salem Senior Citizens to meet

SALEM – Salem Senior Citizens will meet on Wednesday at the Memorial Building. The board meeting begins at 11 a.m. followed by the regular meeting at noon. Lunch will be served after the board meeting. Ninety-year-old members will be honored with entertainment provided.

Local girl chosen for Miss Ohio

NEW?SPRINGFIELD- Kylee Boyer, 5, daughter of Stephanie Boyer of New Springfield, who has been chosen as a state finalist in the National American Miss Ohio pageant.

The pageant, open to girls ages 4-18, will be held July 18 and 19 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Columbus. The winner will receive a $1,000 cash award, official crown and banner, a bouquet of roses and air transportation to compete in the national pageant at Disneyland in California.

The winner will represent the state of Ohio, tour Hollywood and receive a modeling scholarship.

Boyer is in kindergarten at East Palestine Elementary School. Her activities include modeling, gymnastics, soccer, basketball, T-ball and cheerleading.

DKG?Alpha Iota marks 75th anniversary

COLUMBIANA – Delta Kappa Gamma Alpha Iota Chapter celebrated its 75th anniversary with a dinner meeting at the New Waterford United Methodist Church.

The chapter was founded May 9, 1939, in Columbiana County. It is the oldest local chapter of a professional society for women educators with more than 85,000 members in 18 countries.

The society’s mission is to promote professional and personal growth of women educators and excellence in education.

Some of the projects supported by the Alpha Iota teachers’ honorary are Akron Children’s Hospital (Boardman campus), the Christina House (Lisbon), and the Alpha Iota Educational Book Grants to county high school seniors pursuing a degree in education.

Seasoned members who continue to be active were guests of honor for the evening; Ruth Castiglioni was initiated in 1954; Lois Chandler in 1957; Lee Marra in 1964; and Kathryn Spillman in 1969.

Alpha Iota chapter officers are Gayle Noel, president; Ann Hall, first vice president; Linda Lipp, second vice president; Amy Johnson, recording secretary; Charmaine Lamoncha, corresponding secretary; Sharon Walker, treasurer; Nancy Dicken, parliamentarian; Jane Ramsey, chaplain; and historians Mary Lou Hays (webmaster) and Sue Weber-Nape (scrapbook).

Card shower set for Beulah Batyski’s 90th birthday

SALEM – A card shower is planned for Beulah Batyski of Salem who is celebrating her 90th birthday today. Mrs. Batyski and her late husband, Joseph, were married 69 years. They are the parents of two daughters, Carole Murray of Salem and Mrs. Jim (Susan) Bowman of Greenford. She also has seven grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren.

A native of Salem and a member of the 1942 graduating class of Salem High School, Mrs. Batyski was employed for over 30 years at the former G.C. Murphy Company of Salem. She was a longtime volunteer with Columbiana County Retired Senior Volunteer Program and also did volunteer work at the Office on Aging at the Memorial Building. She excelled in knitting and crocheting and won numerous blue ribbons for her entries in the Canfield Fair through the years. Her hobbies also included ceramics. Cards will be appreciated and may be sent to Mrs. Batyski in care of Susan Bowman at P.O. Box 65, Greenford, Ohio 44422.

Ruritan National marks 86 years helping community

DAMASCUS – Ruritan National celebrated 86 years of service to its communities. May 21, 1928 marks the anniversary of the founding of Ruritan National in the small town of Holland, Va. The national office is now headquartered in Dublin, Va. and can be contacted at 877-787-8727 or

The Ruritan Mission is a national organization dedicated to improving communities and building a better America through, “Fellowship, Goodwill, and Community service” which is its slogan. Rudy Bear is their mascot.

Ohio District Ruritan has 62 clubs with more than 1,500 members, Nationally there are more than 1,050 clubs and more than 29,000 members.

Ruritan came to Ohio in 1952 through the efforts of Floyd Lower, Columbiana County Agriculture Extension agent who was instrumental in starting the first three clubs in Ohio, Fairfield, Lisbon, and Hanover Township, with the help of Richard Spiedel of Hanoverton and others.

Weingart Cousins welcome family visitors to gathering

SALEM – Ray and Linda Weingart of Florida, Nellie Drenva and Ruth Ann Belvin were welcomed to the Weingart Cousins breakfast.

Eighteen attended. Birthdays and anniversaries were observed.

The next breakfast is June 10.

Community Happenings

Canfield quilt group to meet on Tuesday

CANFIELD – That Quilt Group I Belong To will meet at 7 p.m. May 20 at Fair Park. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Members will honor Julie Maruskin, recently retired owner of Quilter’s Quarters in Boardman, for her many years in the quilting business. For membership information call President Ginger Mangie at 330-702-0532.

Salem Masons to host public breakfast buffet

SALEM-A public breakfast buffet will be served from 7:30 to 10 a.m. May 24 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.

Antique tractor assoc. pull set at Mile Branch

ALLIANCE – The Columbiana County Antique Tractor Association hosted its first pull of the season at Mile Branch Grange, 495 Knox School Road. Winners were 7500 B: Jim Elder, first place; and 7500 C: Darrin Reginger, first; Chris Palmer, second; and Daryl Hillard, third. The next pull begins at 5 p.m. May 24 with weigh-ins beginning at 4 p.m. For more information call 330-310-5413 or 330-814-7245.

Deerfield Historical Monday dance slated

DEERFIELD -The Deerfield Historical Society’s third Monday dance resumes from 7 to 9:30 p.m. May 19 at the Deerfield Town Hall, 1450 state Route 14. Refreshments are available for purchase. Admission is $3 per adult.

WR Rangers 4-Hers to hit parade circuit

BERLIN TOWNSHIP – The Western Reserve Rangers 4-H Club will participate in two parades this summer: the Berlin Township Memorial Day Parade on May 25 and the Canfield Fourth of July Parade on July 4. Members will also participate in a new community service project, “Operation Christmas Shoebox.” Advisor Marlene Mikan explained that the wrapped shoeboxes with small toys and health items inside would be sent to needy children in the United States and abroad.

Ian Hames and Nolan Snyder were on Western Reserve High School’s prom court. Hames had the honor of being selected prom king.

Health and safety reports were shared by Olivia Reph, William Reph and Olivia Haid on the importance of fitness, safety in a thunder storm and internet safe guards for youth and teens.

Andy Prosser reported on the County Swine Club and Anna Duda reported on the County Lamb Club. Levi Smith shared that the members of the County Poultry recently received their turkeys. Haid and Camille Kirk led a game of search and find. The winners were Smith, Hames, Bailey Hornberger and Reph. The next meeting is June 12.

Damascus Ruritans hold meeting

DAMASCUS – Thirty members and guests enjoyed a baked pork chop dinner at the May 8 meeting of the Damascus Ruritan Club. Secretary John Coldsnow announced the names of those having birthdays and anniversaries. Allan Milliken, chairman of the Business and Profession Committee, presented Hank and Michelle Price with the club’s annual Business and Profession Award. Hank has his own home improvement business and Michelle operates the Pizza Shop. Both are associate members of the club.

Club Treasure Joe Skolosh gave his April treasurer’s report. He has filed electronically the annual IRS 990 which is required before May 15 to maintain the club’s tax exempt status.

The club served over 300 dinners at the annual Future Farmers of America banquet on May 1. Part of the proceeds from the dinner will go toward a FFA scholarship to be presented at 8 a.m. May 30 at the West Branch Senior Awards Day.

Lori Wallace reminded the members of the blood drive from 1 to 7 p.m. May 20 at the Damascus United Methodist Church.

President Rick Bell initiated into membership Paula Elmerick LNHA. She is the administrator at the Auburn Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. She will serve on the Public Service Committee.

The club will sponsor a non-perishable food collection from 9 a.m. to noon May 24 at the Damascus Post Office parking lot. The food and money collected will be shared with the Damascus Friends Church, Bethel Church, Pine Lake Christian Church food pantries. Monetary donation will be accepted. Make checks out to the Damascus Ruritan Food Drive c/o P.O . Box 94, Damascus, Ohio 44619-0094.

A rabies clinic is slated from 1 to 4 p.m. May 24 at the Damascus Fire and Rescue meeting room on state Route 534. All cats must be in cages, and dogs on leashes. The three-year vaccine is $8 per animal. Proceeds from the clinic will be used to support the club’s youth project throughout the year. Dr. Jack Zines will administer the vaccine.

Damascus park board discusses events

DAMASCUS – The Damascus Community Center Park Board met April 28 under the direction of President Ken Schwingle. It was reported that 130 children attended the annual Easter egg hunt on April 12, including a petting zoo, organized by Vice President Marilyn Wingett. In celebration of the park’s 60th year, a pancake/sausage breakfast will be held from 7 to 11 a.m. May 24. The suggested donation is $6. Local founding organizations have been invited to attend. June 7 is National Trails Day. The community is invited to walk the nature trail. Pavilion rental for various gatherings is available by calling 330-537-4010. The public is welcome to the next board meeting at 7 p.m. June 23 at the park.

Beaver PD Lodge to host golf outing

BEAVER TOWNSHIP – Beaver Police Department Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 201 will host its 16th annual benefit golf outing on Aug. 6 at The Lake Club Country Club on Paulin Road in New Springfield.

The fund raiser begins at 8:30 a.m. Cost is $85 per person which includes a cart, green fees, steak dinner and beverages. Prizes will be awarded. All proceeds from this outing are used by Beaver FOP to fund numerous charitable events throughout the year.

Anyone interested in golfing or sponsoring a hole is asked to contact Jen King or Lt. Dan Valentine at Beaver Police Department at 330-549-5338.

Kiwanis to host antique, craft show

SALEM – The Salem Kiwanis Club will hold its 50th antique and craft show from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 19 at Centennial Park.

The annual event offers food, music and basket raffles. Admission is free to the public.

Kiwanis is now accepting dealer contracts for the show. Dealer spaces are available for $65. Contracts are available at or by calling 330-332-5145.

Community Happenings

Winona Ruritans host dinner

WINONA – The Winona Ruritan Club held its annual Father-Daughter-Granddaughter dinner meeting on April 22 at the Winona United Methodist Church. A Swiss steak dinner was served. Entertainment was provided by Mark the Magnificent. Secretary Lee Stamp called the roll of members who introduced their dinner guests. A total of 31 members and 39 guests attended.

Homer Althouse reported that sausage is still available for sale. President Rob Doyle Jr. asked for a motion, which passed, to make member Jim Mohr’s status “honorary.” He is a patient at Copeland Oaks Crandall Medical Center.

Hartzell speaks to Ruritans

GREENFORD – Dick Hartzell was the guest speaker when the Greenford Ruritan Club hosted its father/son night on April 28 at the Greenford Lutheran Church. Hartzell is the innovator of FlexBand Resistance Training and offers Flex Performance Training in the old South Range High School in North Lima. He demonstrated several of his exercises using FlexBands.

Dinner was served by the church youth group to 31 members and 37 guests. The club will be undertaking two projects at Coy Park this summer, replacing the bridge over a creek and installing new fence at the entrance of the park. The club will again be sponsoring the Memorial Day Parade on May 28.

Butler Grange meets

SALEM – Ida Zepernick presided when Butler Grange met recently in April. Bill Speece reported there is to be more soy beans planted this year. He presented an article by Baxter Black DVM, “On the edge of common sense.” Carol Speece read “Deaf Humor.” Ruth Ann Altenhof presented the program: April is National Humor Month-Laughing Matters. Everyone received a peanut butter Easter egg.

Lisbon Grange took the traveling program to Yellow Creek Grange at 7 p.m. April 24.

School reunion slated

HANOVERTON – The Hanoverton School reunion dinner begins at 6:30 p.m. May 17 at the Methodist Church. Cost is $12 for dinner and $5 for dues. Reservations may be sent to Shirley Pifer, 3048 Westville Lake Road, Beloit 44609, before May 10. Anyone who attended Hanoverton Schools is invited. For more information call 330-525-7785.

Weavers guild to meet

CANFIELD – Youngstown Area Weavers Guild will meet from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 12-14 at the Colonial Inn on the Canfield Fairgrounds. A workshop on “Theo Moorman Techniques in Weaving” led by Liz Andraso is planned. Attendees should bring a four-harness threaded loom, sack lunch and mug. For more information call 330-534-9524 or 330-799-5836.

Former phone ladies to meet

SALEM – AT&T/Ohio Bell Telephone Ladies, former employees and retirees, will meet for breakfast at 8:30 a.m. May 15 at the Salem Hills Golf and Country Club.

MC Jr. Fair Board dance set

CANFIELD – The Mahoning County Junior Fair Board is having a multi-county line and square dance on May 17 at the Canfield Fairgrounds. Invitations to this second annual “Junior Fair Round Up” have been sent to other Ohio junior fair boards. The evening begins with motivational speaker Dave Kohut from “Talk is Cheat” at 6:30 p.m. Dancing and refreshments follow with John Wargowsky as caller.

The fair board is also sponsoring a trunk sale from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. June 7 in the junior fair area at the Canfield Fairgrounds. Both indoor and outdoor vendor locations are available. The event will be held rain or shine. To reserve a vendor spot contact Sam Barnhouse at 330-277-3091 or Kelly King at 330-506-6521 New activities for 2014 include a cornhole tournament, live music, a petting zoo, and refreshments.

Members will assist with Goat Day from 3 to 5 p.m. May 18 at Metro Parks Farm. This event features goat milking, making goat milk soap and a variety of crafts for youth and adults.

Advisor Dean Richie announced that the Mahoning County Livestock Committee is sponsoring a new event at the Canfield Fair, a 5K race on the morning of Aug. 30. A new scholarship for junior fair participants was created in honor of George Grim, a junior fair board advisor who recently passed away. Applications will soon be available on the junior fair web page.

The next meeting begins at 7 p.m. May 15 at the Colonial Inn on the fairgrounds.

JCL Cinderella Ball Nov. 28

BOARDMAN – The Junior Civic League (JCL) is preparing for its 59th annual Cinderella Ball on Nov. 28 at Mr. Anthony’s Banquet Center in Boardman. The theme of this year’s ball is: “The Winner in Me.” The JCL is currently seeking young ladies as debutantes for this elegant affair. She must be a high school senior during the 2014-15 year, have a grade point average of at least 2.0, and must be a non-parent. Debutante applications will be accepted until Aug. 1.

The Cinderella Ball is the largest fundraiser for scholarships. Since its inception the JCL has awarded over $510,000 in scholarships for students on the basis of academic achievement, financial need, community involvement, personal qualities, and strengths. When crowned as Miss Cinderella, the young lady has the choice of receiving a cash prize of $400 or a $2,500 scholarship to the accredited college of her choice.

For additional information and application forms contact Pamela Murrell, Cinderella Ball chairperson, at 330-774-4035; Co-chair Jerrine King at 330-261-1261; or Susan M. Moorer, JCL president, 330-509-4629.

TOPS 777 group meets

SALEM – TOPS Chapter 777 hosted its spring awards on April 23. KOPS honors, presented by Linda Straub, went to Shirley Johns, Frances Valentino and Dorothy Ward. Brenda Adams took first place in division three with Carrie Toy placing second. KOPS success stories were read by each board member.

The Jean Rhodes Memorial Award was presented to Peggy Mix. The leader’s speech and thank you’s were given by Linda Evanoff. She gave small framed pictures with the TOPS pledge to everyone. Door prizes went to Pat Sheen, Evanoff, Straub, Mabel Pasco, Mix, Ward, Susan Wendell, Adams, Carol Oliver, Joann Sanor. Toy read “Fresh Start” as inspiration.

Among those recognized at the April 30 meeting were Evanoff, backslider; Oliver, monthly best loser; Sanor, runner-up; Valentino, monthly KOPS; and Johns and Valentino, monthly KOPS at goal or below.

Oliver received a seven-week charm and Pat Sheen her halfway to goal.

Adams received a special award. Evanoff presented a program titled “C’mon Get Healthy.”

R-Weigh weight groups reward weekly winners

SALEM – The R-Weigh weight support groups met April 28 at the First Friends Church. A loss of 30 pounds was recorded for the week. Gerry Heffinger presided at the afternoon meeting and presented a program titled “Keeping Your Metabolism Humming at the Age of 50, 60 and Beyond.” Patty Miles was the goalie for the week and Helen Baker won the $4 can-do drawing.

Karen Pauline presided at the evening meeting and welcomed back the snowbirds from the south. Jean Swartz, Pauline Zirkle, Candy Penner and Edie Sternburg were the good losers and Ruth Miller and Lisa Jones were the goalies for the week.

Ruth Miller presented Swartz, Zirkle and Jo Carol Gray a bouquet of flowers for being the good losers for the month of April. Wilma Grams and Penner earned the birthday monetary award. Marie Ray and Zirkle each won the $5 can-do drawing. Peggy Kurtz did a program on the “How to Make Out the Food Chart” and gave the inspiration for the week.

The groups also met May 4 with the afternoon group achieving a 100 percent attendance and a no gainer week. Heffinger presided at the afternoon meeting and did a program on “Diet Mistakes Even Smart Women Make.” Miles was the goalie for the week. The afternoon group will have its 2013 Recognition of good losers on May 19 at the church.

Penner, Sheril Emch, Ray and Zirkle were the goalies for the week. Penner and Emch earned the eight weeks of losing monetary award. Miller gave the inspiration for the week. Diane Hart presented a program on “Cucumber, Water and Weight Loss” and passed out a cup of cucumber and lime slices in water for the members to sample. Members also received a brochure on the subject with a recipe for making it.

The evening group will have its 2013 recognition of good losers and goal members on May 12 at the church. Weigh-ins are from 5 to 5:50 p.m. on that night. New members are welcome at no charge to visit. For more information call 330-332-1078.

Community Happenings

Cutting Edge sponsoring bus trip to Pittsburgh

SALEM – The Cutting Edge Styling Salon is sponsoring its Relay for Life bus trip to the Rivers Casino in Pittsburgh on May 19.

Cost is $35 per seat. Players will receive $15 in free play and a $5 food voucher at the casino.

For more information or to reserve a seat call 330-337-9688 or 330-332-3343. Proceeds go to the American Cancer Society.

Community Christian Women to meet for luncheon May 12

COLUMBIANA – Community Christian Women will meet May 12 at the Upper Room Fellowship in Columbiana. Tammy McElhaney of Rogers will speak. Her topic is titled, “We are Buttons on God’s Royal Robe.”

A luncheon will be served at 12:30 p.m. Cost is $6. Reservations should be made by May 8 with your church representative or by calling Carolyn Beck at 330-482-2155, Helen Winegord at 330-220-482-2152 or Lois Weyman at 330-482-2776.

Everyone is asked to bring a non-perishable article for the Way Station. All area women are invited to attend.

West Point Lions Club holds annual tea party

WEST POINT – The West Point Lions held its annual tea party on April 21. President Pat Tressler welcomed 29 members and 10 guests to the event.

Guests were introduced by the members who brought them. Guests included Elizabeth Clark, Josephine Kataro, Yvonne Jones, Paden Chapman, Isabella Lake, Sherry Boso, MaryAnn Doyle, Carrie Morris and Amanda and Madison Amato.

Marie Amato, first vice president and tea party chairwoman, gave a brief history on the formation of Lions clubs and its purpose. She also gave a description of the services and fund-raising projects of this club. The dinner was catered by Borza’s Market of Lisbon. After dinner various teas, cookies and pastries were served. Sandy Gallo won the 50/50.

The next meeting begins at 7 p.m. May 5 at St. Agatha’s Church.

Charity garage sale set in memory of lost lives

SALEM – A charity garage sale will be held at 1097 Jones Drive, Salem, in remembrance of Glenn Peison who lost his life to cancer in December 2013 and Olivia Thompson who lost her life in a tragic car accident in November 2012.

The public is invited to the sale from 8:30 to 5 p.m. June 26 and 27.

One hundred percent of the funds raised will go to Transformations, a non-profit charity directed by Jane Peachey, to support children and adults dealing with grief of any type.

A free, overnight, children’s grief camp will be held this summer at Camp Frederick in Rogers. Activities include wall climbing, yoga, arts and crafts, white-water rafting, swimming, archery and much more.

Donations for the sale will be accepted through Sunday, June 22.

To donate items call Dena Peison at 330-337-0940 or 330-503-8944.

Salem Community Theatre to stage ‘Damn Yankees’ this month

SALEM – Salem Community Theatre (SCT) will bring to its stage the hit Broadway musical “Damn Yankees,” opening May 9 for two weekends.

A middle-aged baseball fanatic, Joe Boyd (played by SCT newcomer Dave Wolford, and then, when transformed into the baseball player Joe Hardy, by Roger Gaskins), trades his soul to the devil, Mr. Applegate (Youngstown’s Tom O’Donnell) for a chance to lead his favorite team, the Washington Senators, in the pennant race against the New York Yankees, only to realize the true worth of the life (and wife) he’s left behind.

“Damn Yankees” is directed by veteran director and actor Mark Frost, who actually played the Senators’ team-member, “Rocky” when the theater last staged this show in the 1989-90 season. The choreographer is Carrie Mazzucco, with Music Director Ed Phillips, each a seasoned SCT veteran.

In addition to Wolford, the cast is comprised of several new faces to SCT audiences. Lola, Applegate’s “assistant,” is being played by SCT newcomer Joanna Andrei of Boardman, and Gloria, the suspicious reporter, is played by Columbiana’s Jackie Stevens. Other SCT first-timers include Amy Romine, Zach Kinser and Mary Catherine McMahan.

Besides Gaskins and O’Donnell, many actors familiar to SCT audiences are returning to be a part of this cast: Julie Benner is Meg Boyd, Michael Dempsey plays the team’s manager, Eric Kibler is the team’s catcher, Smokey, plus cast members Rev. Kari Langford, Dave Wack and Cheryl Kekel.

One special and amazing element of this production is the number of families who became involved, to work and play, side by side: Dave Wolford and son Donny, Tyler Kinser and son Zach, Mark Kholos and daughter Bethany, Mary Catherine McMahon and daughter Gillian, and brothers Curtis and Dillon Kerner, with their father Josh helping in the technical crew. Most notable are Mike Newman and his mother, Ruth, who were both part of the cast when SCT produced “Damn Yankees” 24 years ago. They return now to once again be a part of this production, Ruth as the ubiquitous “Sister,” and Mike as the Senators’ team member “Vernon.”

Performances begin at 8 p.m. May 9, 10, 16 and 17 and 2 p.m. May 11 and 18. Tickets are $14 for adults, $10 for ages 62 and up and $8 for students. Reserved seating is available by calling 330-332-9688.

DVFD displays truck to Ruritan club

DAMASCUS – The Damascus Ruritan Club met April 10 at the Damascus United Methodist Church with 26 members and two guests. Former Secretary Darlene Snyder announced the names of members having birthdays and or anniversaries in April. Song leader David Denny led the members in singing “Happy Birthday.” Two members, both fire and rescue certified personnel from the Damascus Fire and Rescue Department, gave the members a visual look outdoors, of one the department’s fire trucks.

The annual Ohio District spring banquet was held April 12 at the Amish Door Banquet Center in Wilmot.

The club’s annual serving of the West Branch Future Farmers of America banquet begins at 7:30 p.m. May 1 in the old gymnasium at West Branch High School. Dinner chairman Raphael Oliveira handed out the work sheet for the members. The West Branch High School Choir and band members assist.

The annual Nourish Our Community Food Collection of non-perishable food items is slated 9 a.m. to noon May 24 in the parking lot of the Damascus Post Office. These item will be distributed through the Damascus Friends Church, Pine Lake Christian Church, Bethel United Church of Christ, food pantries. All checks are to be made out to the Damascus Ruritan Food Drive and mailed to P.O. Box 94, Damascus.

The club’s annual rabies clinic will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. May 24 at the Damascus Volunteer Fire and Rescue Meeting Room on state Route 534.

The club’s scholarship committee has chosen the recipients for this year’s 2014 scholarship awards to be presented at8 a.m. May 30 at West Branch’s annual awards assembly. Students receiving these scholarships will not be notified prior to the award’s ceremony. Each recipient will be invited with their parents to a club dinner/meeting during the summer months to receive their check.

Members voted to sponsor a West Branch Area Hot Stove team for $350 and will make a monetary donation to the West Branch track team with their coaches for their help serving the March 15th Swiss steak dinner.

Lori Wallace, chairperson, announced the next American Red Cross blood drive will be held from 1 to 7 p.m. May 20 at the Damascus United Methodist Church.