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April 18, 2013
Salem News

Euchre fundraiser tourney set

LISBON - A euchre tournament fund raiser, sponsored by the David Anderson High School sophomore class, begins at 3 p.m. Saturday in the cafeteria.

Cost is $10. Partners will be rotated, participants do not have to bring a partner. There will be cash prizes based on the number of entries. A 50/50 and concessions will be available for sale.

LCBA's card party is Saturday

SALEM - Loyal Christian Benefit Association's annual card party is slated from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday in St. Paul School gym. Admission is $5 at the door.

There will be prizes and refreshments. Proceeds from the event supports many local charities.

Novelist will be at library

NILES - Judy Lennington of Cortland, a former 28-year resident of East Palestine, will appear from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday at the annual "Meet and Greet" at the McKinley Memorial Library in Niles.

Lennington currently has four novels available at Amazon. They are available in paperback, hardback, audio, all digital readers, and e-cards. She plans to have two more novels out this summer.

MCCTC celebrating Earth Day

CANFIELD - Students at the Mahoning County Career and Technical Center are celebrating Earth Day this year with a day full of events on Monday.

Students in the Interactive Multimedia program are putting their fashion design skills on display with the annual Trash Bash. Fashion shows begin at 10:40 a.m. and 11:20 a.m. in the school's cafeteria.

In preparation for the fashion show, juniors in the IMM program worked in teams to design original outfits using items that are destined for the trash or recycling bin. Whether it is a dress made from old phone books or pants made from candy bar wrappers, students were challenged to think creatively and reinvent uses for recyclable items in a fun, fashion forward way.

Students in Robert Miller's environmental science classes are hosting a day of speakers and activities aimed at increasing environmental awareness in the school.

Held in the Joyce Brooks Conference Center, the program includes speakers Stephanie Dyer of Eastgate Regional Council of Governments and Allison Giancola of the Ohio EPA. Students have also created sustainability stations where visitors can participate in environmental activities and games.

KSU Salem observing Earth Day

SALEM - Kent State University at Salem will observe Earth Week with a full slate of activities, demonstrations and presentations from 9 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. April 25.

The Horticulture Club, working with Associate Professor of Horticulture Chris Carlson, planned the day-long event with sessions to interest everyone from the do-it-yourself homeowner to the horticultural professional, and all ages.

Highlights of the day will include two tree planting and dedication ceremonies on the campus, with the first at noon and the second at 5 p.m.

Lola Lewis from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources will be on campus that day to answer questions related to urban forestry assistance for communities.

There will also be a twig identification table, providing attendees the chance to identify and smell all the unique and unusual scents of local trees.

The Ohio Department of Agriculture will provide free fact sheets and information handouts about threatening landscape pests.

The day's schedule includes:

9 to 11:30 a.m. Tree Preservation: Cabling and Bracing Techniques, presented by the Kent State arboriculture class.

11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Arborist Climbing and Rigging demonstration by Carlson and Kurt Magnello.

Noon Tree planting and dedication with the Horticulture Club and Carlson.

1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Hazardous tree detection demonstration using resistographs and increment borers, presented by Carlson and Jonathan Malish.

2:30 to 3 p.m. Soil compaction relief demonstration using a high-tech air spade, presented by Magnello and the Horticulture Club.

5 p.m. Tree planting and dedication with the Horticulture Club and Carlson.

7 p.m. Lecture by Carlson focusing on proper and improper planting and mulching techniques in Lecture Room 134.

8 p.m. Showing of the award winning animated short film, "The Man Who Planted Trees," in the Lecture Hall.

This film is rated the fourth greatest short film of all time and is appropriate for all ages, so children are welcome.

8:45 p.m. Question and answer session with Carlson, associate professor of horticulture technology and expert arborist.

Anyone with questions related to trees, shrubs and landscape should plan to attend.

The Kent State Columbiana County Campuses, which is comprised of Kent State University at East Liverpool and Kent State University at Salem offers its students 27 programs, including 13 bachelor's degrees locally.

Students may complete the first two degrees of more than 250 Kent State University degrees and programs. For more information call 877-KENT-EDU.

Parents support group will meet

SALEM - The Parents With Estranged Children support group meeting begins at 5:30 p.m. April 23 and 30 at Faith Chapel Fellowship, 511 E. Pershing St.

For more information contact Pastor Larry Paxson at 330-332-8573.

Leetonia HS classes will meet

LEETONIA - The Leetonia High School Classes of 1958-61 are invited to breakfast at 9 a.m. Tuesday at the Salem Hills Golf and Country Club.

SHS Class of 1950 will meet

SALEM - The Salem High School Class of 1950 will meet for breakfast at 9 a.m. April 24 at the Salem Hills Golf and Country Club.

Music Study Club will meet

SALEM - The Salem Music Study Club will host its last informational meeting of 2012-13 at 7 p.m. April 24.

Members and guests are welcome to attend, as always, in the parlor of the Education Building beside the Emmanuel Lutheran Church. Jeff Smith will present a program for the evening's entertainment.

Hours set at Research Center

LISBON - The Columbiana County Archives and Research Center at 129 S. Market St. will start new spring hours on May 1.

The building will be open from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays and from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays; closed Saturday, Sunday and Monday. Other times are available by appointment.

Caregiver support groups set

ALLIANCE - The Alzheimer's Association will hold monthly caregiver support groups on the following dates: at 7 p.m. May 9 at the Common Ground Church Community, 2310 W. South Range Road, North Lima; and at 2 p.m. May 23 at Rodman Public Library, 215 E. Broadway St., Alliance.

Meetings are free of charge and open to all caregivers, family members, and friends with a loved one living with Alzheimer's disease or a related dementia.

For more information, call the Greater East Ohio Area Alzheimer's Association at 330-650-0552 or 800-272-3900.

Vision for Vets 5K is May 17

COLUMBIANA - The Vision for Veterans 5k on May 17 kicks off with race-day registration at 4:30 p.m. in Pavilion Number One in Firestone Park.

The race features a toddler trot at 5:45 p.m. for ages 4 and under; and the Kid's Fun Run (1/4 mile) for ages 5 to 9.

The highlight of the evening is the 5k evening race which starts in front of Funland at 6:45 p.m.

Runners and walkers are asked to participate in an effort to raise funds for the building of a wheelchair ramp for a veteran. Participants receive a ribbon, swag bag, and T-shirt if pre-registered.

Age group awards will be provided with the overall male, female, and veterans receiving trophies.

Registration for the event is currently taking place with applications available on the race website www.SandBFoundation.org or for those wishing to use credit cards to register go to www.active.com or www.runsignup.com.

The Siembida and Boggs Philanthropic Foundation is seeking donations from the public to help defray the cost of building a wheelchair ramp.

Those interested in helping are asked to contact race directors, Josh and Crystal Boggs at 330-482-9105. Volunteers are also needed for event day.

 
 

 

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