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“Shish Kebab” drive-by dinner offered

SALEM — The public is invited to a “Shish Kebab” drive-by dinner from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday at the Salem Masonic Temple, 788 E. State St.

According to Wikipedia, Shish Kebab is a popular meal of skewered and grilled cubes of meat. The dinner includes your choice of pork or chicken kebabs, salad and dessert. Cost is $6.50 per meal.

This dinner is sponsored by Faith Court Order of Amaranth. Advance orders will be accepted by calling the Masonic Temple at 330-332-5552.

“Salem Movie” to be played at Chamber

SALEM — The “Salem Movie” that was scheduled to play during Quakerfest on Saturday at the Salem Community Theatre will now be played in the conference room of the Salem Area Chamber of Commerce located at 713 E. State St. The movie will begin at 11 a.m. and has a duration of approximately three hours.

Salem VFW offers breakfast Sunday

SALEM – The public is invited to breakfast from 8 to 11 a.m. Sunday at Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 892, 496 Arch St.. Hosted by the auxiliary, the meal includes haystacks or a traditional breakfast of eggs, pancakes, hash browns, sausage patties, toast, orange juice and coffee. Cost is $5 each.

Salem school board to meet Monday

SALEM — The Salem Board of Education will hold a special meeting at 6:15 p.m. Monday in the Salem High School library to review board goals. The regular meeting follows at 7 p.m. in the library.

Auction planned at North Lima Mennonite

NORTH LIMA — An auction of new merchandise begins at 6 p.m. Oct. 18 at the North Lima Mennonite Church, 90 Mennonite Drive. There also will be baked goods and home-canned items for sale. Checks are accepted but a valid identification is required for a bidder number. Food will be available for purchase beginning at 4:30 p.m. For more information call 330-549-2333.

Sheet metal apprentice applications

BOARDMAN — Sheet metal worker apprentice applications will be accepted from 9 a.m. to noon and 2 to 4 p.m. Nov. 6 at the Sheet Metal Workers Hall, 200 McClurg Road. The starting wage is $13.61 per hour plus fringe benefits. For information call 330-758-0112.

Blood drive set at SRMC Nov. 8

SALEM– On Nov. 8, area residents can make a difference and help patients in need by donating at an American Red Cross blood drive hosted by Salem Regional Medical Center (SRMC). The drive will take place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in SRMC’s Tower Conference Room located on the hospital’s ground floor concourse. Individuals who have not donated blood since Sept. 13 are eligible to give.

Donors are encouraged to park in SRMC’s parking deck which provides convenient access to the ground floor concourse and conference room. For an appointment call 330-332-7227. Walk-ins are welcome.

Family Halloween Bash held at mill

YOUNGSTOWN — Mill Creek MetroParks will host the Family Halloween Bash from 3:30 to 6 p.m. Oct. 21 at Lanterman’s Mill. Dress in your Halloween finest for a child-friendly party for all ages. Enjoy music and dancing, snacks, games, a costume competition, etc. Adults must be accompanied by a child. This event is sponsored by WKBN 27 First News. Admission is $3 for Mahoning County residents, $5 for non-residents if registered and paid by Oct. 19. Fees for late admission or walk-ins (limited space) are $5 for residents and $7 for non-residents. For information or to register call the Ford Nature Center at 330-740-7107 (millcreekmetroparks.org).

Free Halloween costumes offered

SALEM — Justin and Crystal Ward who founded and manage Operation Scare will continue their four-year tradition and distribute free Halloween costumes to children in need. The costume giveaway will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 28 at the Salem Elks Lodge #305, 824 E. State St. The Wards buy most of the costumes but get a portion of donations from the generous people in the Salem community. For more information regarding donations contact Jwardy83@gmail.com. According to the Wards, Operation Scare: Scare with a Care is sponsored by Bald Man Bakery (Facebook @baldmanbakery). Its mission is to make sure every child who is in need has a costume to have a great time. The costumes will be given to children up to age 14 and no age limit for people with special needs. Parents must bring their child/children to the giveaway or provide proof of children (example, a Social Security card).

Salem Library joins SearchOhio

SALEM — Salem Public Library recently completed work to join SearchOhio, a state-wide consortium of libraries working together to share materials. This new venture provides Salem library users with access to over 16 million additional items owned by some of Ohio’s largest libraries. These items can be requested online and will be delivered to Salem library within a matter of days.

“We are thrilled to offer this wonderful service to area residents – it gives library users access to 200 times more books, movies, magazines, and more,” said Library Director Brad Stephens. “In the near future an additional 46 million items, owned by Ohio’s colleges and universities, will be available to patrons when the Salem library adds access to the collections of the OhioLINK consortium later this fall,” he said.

There is no cost to borrow materials through the SearchOhio or OhioLINK services, but just like other library items, materials do need to be returned on time to avoid generating fines. Patrons should be aware that SearchOhio and OhioLINK do have fine structures and loan periods that are different than Salem Public Library. For information visit salem.lib.oh.us or 330-332-0042.

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