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Winona Meeting House open Tuesdays

WINONA — The 1838 Museum/Meeting House is open to visitors from 9 a.m. to noon today and every Tuesday. The museum, operated by the Winona Area Historical Society, is located on the corner of Winona Road and Cameron Street and handicap accessible. Among the displays of local interest are military service items, flax scutching remembrances and tools, school pictures from one and two-room schoolhouses, etc. Admission is free.

Breakfast offered at Salem Slovak Club

SALEM — A haystack breakfast will be served from 8 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the Salem Slovak Club, 313 S. Ellsworth Ave. Cost is $6 for adults, $4 for children and $6.50 for carryouts. Free delivery is available to Salem businesses by calling 330-337-8067.

Wedding traditions topic at Library

SALEM — Kimberly Kenney will be the guest speaker at a tea party at 2 p.m. Feb. 15 in the Quaker Room at the Salem Public Library. Kenney is curator of the McKinley Presidential Library and Museum. She will present the program, “Something Borrowed, Something Blue: A History of Wedding Traditions.” Wedding superstitions will also be explored. Light refreshments will be served. Registration is required at salem.lib.oh.us or 330-332-0042.

Community Hospice open house set

SALEM — The Community Hospice volunteer open house will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday at 2341 E. State St.

Community Hospice volunteer training classes are scheduled from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 19, 21 and 26. For information on how to join contact Heather Kane at 234-575-1064 or hkane@myhospice.org.

Class in using smartphones offered

SALEM — The “Smartphones are Fun!” class begins at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 21 in the Quaker Room at the Salem Public Library. Seating is limited and registration required at salem.lib.oh.us or 330-332-0042. The class, led by technology instructor Kathy Bennett, is provided through a Guiding Ohio Online grant made by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and the State Library of Ohio.

Spaghetti fundraiser set at West Branch

BELOIT — The public is invited to a spaghetti dinner fundraiser from 3 to 7 p.m. Feb. 23 in the West Branch High School cafeteria. The event is sponsored by the West Branch Athletic Boosters and Girls Softball. The meal consists of all-you-can-eat spaghetti, accompanied by meatballs, salad, bread, dessert and beverage. Cost is $8 for ages 11 and up, $4 for children ages 4 to 10 and free for 3 and under. Carryouts are available in your container or one provided.

Fat Tuesday fundraiser tickets offered

SALEM — Tickets are still available for the Salem Community Center, Salem Rotary Club and Salem Kiwanis Club’s Feed the Salem Community Pantry Fat Tuesday fundraiser. The public is invited to the event to be held from 5 to 7 p.m. March 5 at the community center, 1098 N. Ellsworth Ave. Tickets are available at the community center, or from a Rotary or Kiwanis member. All proceeds will benefit the Salem Community Pantry.

Those interested in being a celebrity chef must reserve a table by Feb. 25. Chefs are asked to provide their own warming device (non-electric) and server for the table. If unable to provide a server, one can be arranged. A sign with your name, or the name of your business, will be provided by the organization and displayed on each table. For information contact salemcommunitycenter.com or 330-332-5885.

Canfield kindergarten registration set

CANFIELD — Canfield Local School District is announcing kindergarten registration for students residing in the district for the 2019-20 school year. Two sessions will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 5 at C.H. Campbell Elementary School, 300 Moreland Drive and from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 26 at Hilltop Elementary School, 400 Hilltop Blvd. Register at the school that the student will attend. New students in grades one through four are welcome to register at this time as well.

Required immunizations do not need to be completed by registration, but must be presented. The school district is also conducting its Intensive Awareness Campaign and asking anyone in the district who is aware of or suspect they have a handicapped child to contact John Vitto, director of special services, at 330-533-6219.

Benefit for funeral expenses planned

SALEM — A benefit for funeral expenses for Matthew Post will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. March 2 at the Flying Pig, 175 N. Ellsworth Ave. A “pot luck” dinner will be served for $10 for ages 18 and over; and $5 for ages 17 and under. Music will be provided by DJ Goodtimez.

Post passed away on Dec 22, 2018, following brain cancer and end stage renal failure. He leaves five children and four grandchildren. Donations to the family may be sent to Stark Memorial, 1014 E. State St., Salem 44460; or call Jen Jordan at 234-228-4148.

Diva Donations clothing closet open house

NORTH LIMA — Diva Donations, the area’s first formal clothing closet run on #KindDeedCurrency, will host an annual open house and vendors event from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 9 at the Old School Market Place, 11836 South Ave. This event includes a basket raffle, door prizes and the grand opening of Devoted Diva’s Boutique. Girls will be able to view hundreds of prom dresses available for use for the 2019 prom season. The Diva Donations #KindDeedCurrency program allows girls to obtain a dress, shoes and jewelry in exchange for two hours of volunteer service helping any 501c3 charity in their area. For information go to divadonations.com.

Winter utility help applications taken

LISBON — The Community Action Agency of Columbiana County (CAA) will take applications for the Winter Crisis Program now through March 31 at the Lisbon office at 7860 Lincole Place (rear). Appointments can only be made by calling the automated scheduling system at 844-493-1198. Stay on the line to get a confirmation number or the appointment will not be made. Homebound and seniors 60 years and older may call 330-424-4013 for appointment assistance. A limited number of walk-ins will be seen starting at 8 a.m. Monday through Friday. The office will be closed on Feb. 18 to observe the holiday.

Applications for State Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) can be completed through March 31. Applications are available at post offices, libraries, and utility companies throughout Columbiana County. Additional information can be found at energyhelp.ohio.gov or 800-282-0880. Applications can be filled out online at energyhelp.ohio.gov.

Agriculture scholarship offered

MINERVA — Consumers National Bank recently announced that its 2019 Homer Unkefer Agriculture Scholarship application is now available for students pursuing secondary education in an agricultural related profession. The scholarship is named in recognition of the late Homer Unkefer, a founder and director emeritus of Consumers National Bank and a lifelong advocate for agriculture in Ohio.

The purpose of the Homer Unkefer Agriculture Scholarship is to provide financial assistance to students pursuing higher education which will prepare them for a career in agriculture. Applicants must be a high school senior attending a school in or residing in Carroll, Columbiana, Stark, Summit or Wayne county, or a graduate from a high school in Carroll, Columbiana, Jefferson, Stark, Summit or Wayne county currently enrolled in a two or four-year college level agriculture curriculum.

One scholarship in the amount of $1,000 will be awarded based on the applicant’s experience in agriculture and meeting all the educational eligibility requirements. Applications for 2019 must be received by Consumers National Bank by March 29. Scholarship applications can be obtained at any of Consumers Bank’s 14 locations and from guidance counselors at local high schools.

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