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April 22, 2012
Salem News

Beaver Zippers meet, discuss fund raisers

NORTH LIMA-Ten members of Beaver Zippers and five Cloverbuds met on April 12 in North Lima. The meeting opened with Macy Slabach leading recreation. The Zippers discussed fund raisers and 4-H booth options and will vote at the next meeting between recycling or safety for their booth theme. The next meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. April 26 at North Lima Mennonite Church.

Fairfield Farmhands meet, tour local Pizza Hut

COLUMBIANA-The Fairfield Farmhands 4-H Club met on March 21 at Pizza Hut with all members present. The club toured Pizza Hut and made their own pizzas.

In new business, members voted to donate money toward a trophy for the fair. Also, new T-shirts were discussed and decided upon and members should receive them at their next meeting. Also members were reminded about upcoming meetings that they need to attend for their projects.

In other news, results were in for the health and safety poster contest and winners are Cody and Troy Wolfgang and Tess Neville.

Salem Elks Auxiliary past presidents to meet

SALEM-Salem #305 Elks Auxiliary Past Presidents' dinner and Chinese auction begins at 6 p.m. May 15. Cost is $10. Reservations are needed by May 7 and may be mailed to Dorothy Yakubek. The menu offers Swiss steak, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, salad, roll, dessert and beverages.

United Quilt Guild to meet for UnFinished Objects

SALEM- The United Quilt Guild will meet for an UnFinished Objects session at 9:30 a.m. May 1 at the First Presbyterian Church. The business session follows at 6:30 p.m. Georgia Farmer will present a program on continuous binding.

Damascus Garden Club holds monthly meeting

DAMASCUS-The April meeting of the Damascus Garden Club was opened by Peggy Stoffer, president, who welcomed guest Tammy Harhanger and program presenter, David Peterson. Fifteen members responded to the roll call question "What is a helpful tip you can share from a flower show you participated in?" The 2012 annual membership cards were distributed and a thank-you note from Cindy Hutmacher, March program guest, was read. She invited club members to tour her display garden opening in May. Rhonda Mitchell, chair of the Conservation Committee, reported on the spring start to tending the Damascus Post Office garden. Members on the committee met on April 16 to start the clean-up. The last flower arranging class of the season was held April 17 at Pleasant View Nursing Home.

Under new business, appreciation was expressed to the members who donated seed packets for the Seeds of Friendship campaign and who provided candy for the recent community Easter egg hunt. Lee Kuentz reported on the progress of plans for the fall flower show on Sept. 26 at the Damascus Friends Church. The event will be a standard flower show with the theme of Summer Memories/Winter Dreams.

The club voted to send a donation of $50 to the Academic Banquet Committee of West Branch High School. Peggy Stoffer reminded members of the Garden Club of Ohio Spring Canton District meeting to be held May 9 in the Meyer's Lake ballroom in Canton.

The April program was A Line in Design Defined by David Peterson. He demonstrated design techniques and strategies by creating several floral arrangements that used a variety of containers and materials. His focus was on aiding the club members in incorporating the use of a linear perspective in their floral projects. He then tutored the members as they created their own arrangements. Lunch was served in the church's cafe. The next meeting is May 12 with a program titled "Black Pearls." Hostess will be Hilda Spack and co-hostesses are Rhonda Mitchell and Peggy Stoffer.

New Waterford Lions welcome ACS?speaker

NEW WATERFORD-New Waterford Lions Club met April 5 at the community building with 15 members and one guest attending. The invocation was given by David Vollnogle.

Guest speaker was Saundra Hall from the American Cancer Society. She provided information for cancer patients to receive assistance with transportation for treatments, free lodging and reimbursement for gas by calling 800-227-2345. She also provided information about the Cancer Prevention Study-3. To participate call 888-604-5888. The second reading of the slate of officers was read by secretary Ralph Papania.

Crestview Leos provided 4,350 eggs for the Easter egg hunt for the elementary school students. They are planning a road clean up soon. Several members plan to attend the meeting at the Roadhouse Restaurant for the newly formed Lions Club in East Palestine. Members attended the district social at the Lisbon Lions Club on April 21. Upcoming events include the spring conference on April 28 in Alliance.

R-Weigh recognizes weekly weight loss

SALEM-The R-Weigh weight groups met Monday at the Faith Chapel. A loss of 20 pounds was recorded for the week.

Good losers for the past two weeks were Ruth Ann Hall and the goalies were Patty Miles and Carol Held. Ruth Miller won the monetary drawing and Patty Hartman received the birthday award. Jennifer Oettinger reached her one-fourth way to goal. Karen Morris presented a program at the afternoon group on why drinking water can cause a weight gain.

An enlightening program on "Mind Control" was given by the guest speaker, Dr. Michael J. Traina, at the evening meeting. The egg contest continues for two more weeks with losers getting eggs with dollars in them and the lucky $2 eggs were gathered by Francie Tuel and Beverly Armitage.

Weingart Cousins observe birthdays, anniversaries

SALEM-The Weingart Cousins breakfast group's next meeting is scheduled for May 8. Birthdays and anniversaries were observed when the group met in April.

Peddler's Day committee planning spaghetti dinner

HANOVERTON-The Committee for Peddler's Day met on April 16 at the home of Linda Beadnell.

Plans are being made for a spaghetti dinner in June to raise funds for the event. Cost is $6 for adults, $4 for ages 4 to 10, and free for under 10. The meal will include spaghetti, rolls, salad and a beverage. A 50/50 drawing will also be held. The firemen's parade steps out at 2 p.m. July 14 followed by a ghost walk at 8:15 p.m.



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