Boy Scouts to light luminary

for those awaiting transplants

SALEM — Area residents are invited to join Boy Scout Troop 3 and Pack 3 to light a luminary to remember those giving, receiving and waiting for organ transplants this holiday season. The ceremony begins at 6:45 p.m. Dec. 19 at the First Presbyterian Church, 436 E. Second St.

Deerfield Historical Society’s Christmas dance set Monday

DEERFIELD — The Deerfield Historical Society’s annual Christmas dance will be held from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Monday at the Deerfield Town Hall, 1450 S. Route 14. The Deerfield House Band will entertain. Refreshments are available for purchase. Admission is $4 per adult.

Reservations for the New Year’s Eve dinner dance may be made by calling Sally Sampson at 330-654-3168. The entree will be provided. Attendees are asked to bring a side dish to share. Doors open at 6:30 with the buffet from 7 to 8 p.m. Music will be provided by Jerry Cole and the High Plains Drifters. Admission is $15 each or $25 per couple.

 Church Women United host Salem police detective

SALEM — Salem Police Department Detective Brad Davis was the guest speaker when Church Women United met on Nov. 27 at St. Paul Catholic Church. His topic was titled “Human Trafficking.”

Members are collecting toilet tissue for the Salem Community Pantry and blankets for the Rescue Mission in Youngstown.

The next lunch meeting begins at 12:30 p.m. Jan. 22 at the First Baptist Church. The program will be presented by a representative from ROC and includes a testimony. There is no meeting in February. Upcoming meetings include March 26 at the Episcopal Church of Our Savior; April 23 at the Bunker Hill United Methodist Church featuring the human rights celebration; and Friendship Day on May 4 at the Emmanuel Lutheran Church. The public is invited. Children from Quaker Day Care will present a program. For a program booklet contact President Ila Paxson at 330-337-8895.

West Branch Area Lady Ruritans holds Christmas dinner

BELOIT — The West Branch Area Ladies Ruritan Club hosted its Christmas dinner on Dec. 11 at Middle Sandy Presbyterian Church. President Bev Yaggi welcomed everyone and introduced the guests including Zone Six Governor Dave Wingett and his wife, Lt. Zone Governor and Ohio District Lt. Governor Charlie Pierce, George Sheen, Dan Mayer, Bill Logsdon, Teresa Borkowski, Duane Bates and Ginger Metzgar.

Dave Wingett spoke on how to possibly get others interested in the Ruritan group and also praised the women for the work they do in the area. He installed Robin Mayer, two-year director, a new member on the board.

Viola Blanchard presented a certificate to Mary Belle Metzgar for the service she has done. She has served as treasurer for 17 years and worked for the American Red Cross Blood Drive.

Mayer won the Christmas game. Members baked cookies that will be given to two fire departments, Columbiana County Road Workers and Knox Township trustees. The next meeting will be held on Jan. 15.

R-Weigh weight loss group learns about fiber grams

SALEM — Linda Lude spoke on watching your fiber grams over the holiday when R-Weigh met on Dec. 11 at the First Friends Church on Jennings Avenue with 25 members present. Group One winners were Jeanne Munnell, good loser; and Lois Wood and Patty Pim, honorable mention.

Honorable mentions in Group Two went to Joan Schaffer, Jane Shaffer and Susan Cain.

Calorie chart winners were Munnell, Colleen Wafler, Shaffer and Chris Learn. Goalie calorie chart winners were Janel Anderson and Eugenia Tullis. Munnell was the winner in the regular Can Do which will start over to $2 next week. Goalie winners for the week were Patty Hartman and Tullis.

New members are welcome to meetings which starts at 6 p.m. Mondays at the church. Weigh-ins are from 4:45 to 5:45 p.m.