COMMUNITY HAPPENINGS

Damascus Historical Society to meet

DAMASCUS–The Damascus Area Historical Society will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday at The Pearce House, 28959 Salem Alliance Road. The program will be Damascus Isaly’s Stories. The public is invited. For information contact 330-537-8663.

OSU Columbiana County night slated

SALEM–The OSU Alumni Club of Columbiana County is announcing an OSU Celebration Night May 9 at The Salem Golf Club, 1967 S. Lincoln Ave. Trevor Zahara, longtime OSU football usher and author of the book, “Confessions of an OSU Usher,” will serve as guest speaker.

The casual attire event will also include a silent auction of sports memorabilia from 4th and Goal and a cash bar. Happy Hour and silent auction bidding begins at 6 p.m.; buffet dinner at 7 p.m.; brief announcements, silent auction winners and introduction of scholarship award winners at 7:45 p.m.; and stories shared by guest speaker Zahara at 8 p.m.

Cost of the dinner is $25 per person, with payment accepted at the door or mailed to Matt Yerkey, 1750 Shady Lane, Salem, OH 44460. RSVP by May 2 to Matt Yerkey, president of The OSU Alumni Club of Columbiana County, at 330-831-9973 or email myerkey@neo.rr.com.

Weingart Cousins hold breakfast

SALEM–The Weingart Cousins recently met with six attending. They welcomed David Sprouse and Craig Weingart. The next breakfast will be at 8:30 a.m. May 1.

Winona Ruritans hold March meeting

WINONA– The Winona Ruritans met March 26 at the Willow Grove Grange.

President Rob Doyle Jr. called the meeting to order and led the group in singing “America.” Vice President Homer Althouse gave the Invocation. Members of the grange prepared and served a roast pork dinner.

Secretary Elmer Lee Stamp called the role of members with 23 being present and two guests. He then read the minutes of the February meeting and the March Board of Directors meeting.

Treasurer Bob Doyle Sr. gave the February financial report and a preliminary report of the March 16 pancake and sausage breakfast. The club would like to thank all of those that attended or helped in anyway for their gracious support in making the fundraiser a success. The next breakfast will be held on Saturday, Oct. 12

John Heinbuck and Greg Coffee reported that all tickets for the gun raffle are sold and the drawing will be held on April 23.

The club sang “Happy Birthday” to members born in March including Chip Althouse, Bob Doyle Sr., John Gamble Sr., John Heinbuck, Fred Pamer, Tom Sanor, Larry Sanor and Jim Drotleff.

John Gamble Sr. will send the form 990 to the IRS. The club also agreed to make the following donations: $300 to Willow Grove Grange, $150 to Marilyn Althouse, $200 to the Lone Ranger 4-H Club, and $300 to the National Ruritan Foundation fo the 2020 Build-Your-Dollar Scholarship.

Rob Doyle Sr. announced the Ohio District Spring Banquet would be held April 13 at the Amish Door Restaurant in Wilmot.

No other business came before the club. Everyone present rose and pledged allegiance to the Flag of the United States.

Evening R-Weigh recognizes winners

SALEM — Evening R-Weigh met April 8 at the First Friends Church, with the meeting being called to order by Rosemarie Martinez. Andrea France led the R-Weigh prayer and the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag. Lois Wood chose the song “I am Looking over a 4-Leaf Clover.” Ruth Miller prayed for family and friends. Patty Pim gave the treasurer’s report and told a joke. Eugenia Tullis read the minutes. Lois Wood, Jennifer Sword and Jane Shaffer were welcomed back.

The 28 members weighing in lost a total of 23 pounds for the week. Honorable Mention in Group 1 went to Jeanne Munnell, Patty Pim and Colleen Wafler. Good Loser in Group 2 was Chris Learn with runner up being Pauline Zirkle and honorable mention Peggy Bilter and Jennifer Swords. Goalie good losers were Lisa Smith and JoCarol Gray with runner up Jessie Rea.

The winner in the regular Can Do contest was Cathy Schafer. The winner in the goalie Can Do contest was Patty Hartman.

Calorie Chart Winners were Pauline Zirkle, Jeanne Munnell, Darlene Murino and Colleen Wafler. Goalie calorie chart winners were Rita Cecil, JoCarol Gray and Linda Lude.

Chris Learn earned an award for losing over her vacation and for losing four weeks in a row. Patty Hartman was sung to for her birthday.

Peggy Kurtz provided inspiration on a “Healthy Eating Program.” “The Bible says in Deuteronomy 30:11, ‘Now what I am commanding you today is not too different for you or beyond your reach.’ Staying on a lifetime weight loss program is never easy. Diets don’t change us. Staying on a lifetime program such as R-Weigh will give you the support that you need. We live in a junk food generation and obesity is at an epidemic proportion in the US. Americans’ basic diet consists of junk food, sugar, processed food, pop (sodas) and fast food. This week try to change to a healthy weight loss program: three healthy meals, healthy snacks, portion control, water and exercise. See you lighter next week. Never give up, never give in and press on.”

The teams were chosen for the Tweeters, Hoppers and Peepers Easter Contest.

Rosemarie Martinez tool box was titled “If you bite it, write it.” “A study published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine found that people who kept a food journal six days a week lost nearly twice as much weight as those who didn’t. Food diary journals help us keep ourselves accountable. It is too easy to grab a handful of chips (or anything else) before dinner. Sometimes it is just a little sliver of cake, brownies, etc. Four mouthfuls can equal 100 calories very easily if you aren’t paying attention. We must also list the “bad foods” along with the rest. It keeps us honest to be able to track why we are losing or gaining. Knowledge is power to help us see what we need to change. Record your physical activity each day as well. Write down everything you eat and drink. Try to do it immediately so you won’t forget. Keep track of details, what you put on food, such as mayo, dressings, butter, etc. Also write down how you feel when you ate. Remember if you cheat on your diary, you are only cheating yourself.”

In the Easter contest, the Hoppers are ahead of the Tweeters and Peepers.

New members are welcome, weigh ins are from 4:45 to 5:45 p.m. with the meeting from 6 to 7 p.m. on Monday evenings at the First Friends Church on Jennings Avenue.

Afternoon R-Weigh honors weight loss

SALEM– Afternoon R-Weigh met April 8 at the Salem First Friends Church. Group leader Jo Anne Bogdan led in prayer and Evelyn Pete chose song #7, “Roll out the barrel.” Gloria Judy announced she has a new great-granddaughter, Nova, who is now 3 weeks old. Gloria Judy was in the Salem News again for the Historical Society encouraging families to learn with a book from the gift shop there.

Two members paid their $10 monthly dues. Josephine Morris and Sandy McGarr were the calorie chart winners, the other winners were Ann Foust and Jo Ann Bogdan. The can-do award was given to regular member Rachel Weaver, the goals were Sylvia Eller and Jo Ann Bogdan.

Twelve regular members weighed in with an 8 pound loss, there were five goalies that also weighed in. Good loser was Gloria Judy, Runner up went to Evelyn Pete and Honorable mention was given to Sandy McGarr, Carol Julian, Rachel Weaver and Francie Tuel. The Easter egg contest monetary winners were Rachel Weaver, Ann Foust, Sue Carver, Francie Tuel, Gloria Judy, Carol Julian, Sandy McGarr, Jo Ann Bogdan and Sylvia Eller.

The next meeting will be at 1:45 p.m. Monday. Female guests are welcome to come for a visit.

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