ACROSS OUR COMMUNITIES

Simply the Deal auction set at Salem Eagles Friday

SALEM — The Simply the Deal auction starts at 6 p.m. Friday at the Salem Eagles Club, 1884 N. Lincoln Ave. The kitchen opens at 5 p.m. The public is invited to attend this auction and a breakfast and dance at the club. Breakfast choices include haystacks, traditional, pancakes and waffles to be served from 7 to 11 a.m. Saturday. A dance follows at 9 p.m. with music provided by Southern Overdrive. The kitchen will be open from 8 to 10 p.m.

Family and Children First Council schedules meeting

LISBON — Family and Children First Council of Columbiana County will hold its mandated member meeting at 9 a.m. Jan. 15 at 38720 Saltwell Road. The general member meeting follows at 10:15 a.m.

“Fy by chicken and noodle

dinner” offered

DAMASCUS — A “fly by chicken and noodle dinner” will be sold beginning at 4 p.m. Saturday at the Damascus United Methodist Church. The meal includes chicken and noodles, mashed potatoes, green beans and dessert. Cost is $7, carryout only. All proceeds from this dinner will go to the various needs of the children in orphanages that are visited by the church’s Ukrainian Volunteers in Mission Team. This summer, the team was able to help with various needs such as school supplies, socks, underwear, winter boots, and even replacing broken heating systems and showers.

Ostomy Support Group

to meet monthly on Mondays

SALEM — Area residents who have an ostomy, as well as those preparing for ostomy placement, are invited to attend an Ostomy Support Group meeting, hosted by Salem Regional Medical Center (SRMC). The next monthly meeting will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. Monday in SRMC’s private dining room at the back of the cafeteria on the hospital’s ground floor.

The support group meets one Monday evening per month and there is no cost to participate. Family members and caregivers are welcome to attend. Pre-registration is requested by calling Tashia Watkins, RN, BSN, CWOCN at 330-332-7607.

Light Up Damascus

evaluation meeting set

DAMASCUS – New citizens and committee members are invited to the evaluation meeting for Light Up Damascus at 1:30 p.m. Jan. 15 at Auburn Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation, 451 Valley Road.

Columbiana County ESC sets organizational meeting

LISBON — The Columbiana County Educational Service Center will hold its 2019 organizational board meeting at 4:30 p.m. Jan. 15 at 38720 Saltwell Road. The regular board meeting follows.

Dems schedule meeting

LISBON — The Democrat Party Central Committee’s monthly meeting begins at 7 p.m. Jan. 17 in the media room at the Columbiana County Career and Technical Center.

Salem 1969 to raffle 11 prizes before basketball game

SALEM –The Salem High School Class of 1969 will be raffling off 11 prizes, valuing from $20 to $165, prior to the boys junior varsity and varsity basketball games on Jan. 25 in the gym lobby at the high school. Cost is $5 per ticket. Winners will be drawn just prior to, and announced, at half time. Arrangements will be made with any winner(s) not present to get the prize at an alternate location. All proceeds benefit the Salem High School Alumni Association Scholarship Fund. This fundraiser is run by the class of 1969’s 50th-year reunion committee.

Church Women United to meet

SALEM — Church Women United will meet at 12:30 p.m. Jan. 28 at the First Friends Church, 1028 Jennings Ave. This month’s speaker is Pastor Peter Fowler. The public is invited to attend.

AARP to offer free tax

preparation for public

SALEM — Beginning Feb. 12, AARP will provide free income tax preparation to the public from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Memorial Building, 785 E. State St.

Participants do not have to be a member of AARP or over 50 for this free service. Appointments are required by calling 234-575-7170. Bring your 2018 and 2017 paperwork, W2s, Social Security card and valid photo ID. Your return will be filed electronically so all parties must be present to sign the return.

Dr. Rousher joins SRMC

medical staff

SALEM — Joseph J. Rousher, D.O., has recently joined the Salem Regional Medical Center (SRMC) medical staff. As a family medicine physician, he provides care for patients in all life stages, including chronic medical care, preventative care and adult medical services. Dr. Rousher is affiliated with the Family Practice Center of Salem where he joins Brianne Bagwell, M.D.; Richard Banning, M.D.; Dean Economous, M.D.; Richard Fawcett, M.D.; and Michael Sevilla, M.D.

A graduate of Canfield High School, Dr. Rousher received his doctor of osteopathic medicine from Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed his family medicine residency at Summa Health System’s Akron City Hospital, and has practiced at Prima Healthcare since 2015. Dually Board Certified by the American Board of Family Medicine and the American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians, Dr. Rousher’s professional affiliations include memberships in the American Academy of Family Physicians and the American Osteopathic Association.

Appointments with Dr. Rousher are available by calling the Family Practice Center of Salem, 2370 Southeast Blvd. at 330-332-9961.

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