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April 21, 2013
Salem News

Weingart Cousins meet

SALEM Salem Hills Golf and Country Club was the setting when 12 members of Weingart Cousins met recently. The next breakfast begins at 9 a.m. May 14.

SHS '50 to meet for breakfast

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.

Old School Reunion planned

LISBON - The committee for the Old School Reunion met April 8 at Lake Mount Church of Christ. Anyone who attended Clarkson, Elkton, Rogers, Oak Grove and Fredericktown schools is invited to attend the reunion on Sept. 21 at the Columbiana County Career and Technical Center.

Salem CWU to meet

SALEM - Salem Church Women United will meet Monday in the parlor at the Emmanuel Lutheran Church Education Building. Fellowship begins at 1 p.m. with refreshments provided by the ladies of the Holy Trinity and First Christian churches.

The program will be given by Carole Campolito, senior living consultant at Copeland Oaks in Sebring. Campolito has been in marketing and admissions in Mahoning and Trumbull counties for 30 years. She has helped to open four retirement communities. She will acquaint the ladies as to what Copeland Oaks is and what it offers that other retirement communities does not.

Church Women United will celebrate National Friendship Day on May 3 with a luncheon downstairs at the church. The catered meal will be served at 12:30 p.m. Reservations should be made by April 29 by contacting Pat Wilde at 330-337-3914. The fee of $5.50 can be paid at the door. The program will be given by the little children of the Quaker Day Care Center. The public is invited.

WR Alumni banquet slated

BERLIN CENTER - The Berlin Center-Western Reserve Alumni Banquet begins at 6:30 p.m. May 11 at Western Reserve High School. Reservations may be made with Sharon Chalfant, 4054 Laubert Road, Atwater, Ohio 44201; or by calling 330-935-2196 or 330-547-3271. Cost is $10 per person. Reservations must be made by May 4. Guests are welcome with advance reservation. Everyone who attended Berlin Center or Western Reserve High School are invited to attend.

Victorian Players auditions set

YOUNGSTOWN - The Victorian Players and J&B Production Arts Services will hold open auditions for "Sparky ... from Chicago," at 7 p.m. May 13 and 14 at the theater, 702 Mahoning Ave.

"Sparky ... from Chicago" is a new play by J.E. Ballantyne Jr. which examines the activities of Jack Ruby on the weekend of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy on Nov. 22, 1963.

There are roles for both men and women between the ages of 20 and 60. Rehearsals are slated to begin in early June with the production running July 19 through Aug. 4. The role of Jack Ruby has already been cast.

This play marks the second leg of the JFK Assassination Trilogy at the Victorian. All auditionees should be prepared to read from the script when they audition. For more information call 330-799-6176.

St. Paul Spring Fling returns

SALEM - After three long years, the St. Paul Home and School's Spring Fling has finally returned. The "Night of a Thousand Chances" featuring casino games, a reverse raffle and prize baskets is slated May 4 at St. Paul School. A full buffet dinner will be provided by Evan's Catering and Planning for ages 21 and over. Cost is $35 per person. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. followed by dinner at 6:30 p.m. Each ticket includes entry into the event, appetizers, the full buffet dinner, dessert, soft drink, one reverse raffle entry, casino cash to start the night, and five tickets for the prize basket raffle.

Available for purchase at the event are additional prize basket raffle tickets, extra casino cash, additional reverse raffle tickets (a maximum of 200 will be sold), beer and wine and soft drinks.

For more information contact Sue Sowa at or 330-337-8561. To order tickets contact Laura Nestic, director of ticket sales, at 614-309-2115 or or call St. Paul School at 330-337-3451. Reservations for tables of six are available for a fee of $2O.

EP Lions elect president

EAST PALESTINE -Brian Brinegar was elected president for the 2013-14 term when the East Palestine Lions Club met recently at Bojangle's Restaurant. Chris Brinegar was named vice president. Mamie Tollas, secretary, and Tamara Hess, treasurer, were re-elected to their offices. The Lion tamer/tail twister and membership chairman will be elected at a future meeting.

Vice President Cindy Fletcher conducted the meeting where the group discussed its ongoing fund-raising quilt raffle.The drawing for the quilt will be May 27 during the East Palestine Street Fair. Members also talked about ways to participate in East Palestine's Dog Days event , as well as at this year's annual Alice Street Sale.

Under old business, Fletcher reminded the Lions about their Spring Conference April 27 in Alliance, the district conference set May 4 in Lisbon and the state conference May 17-19 in Dublin. Under new business, she led a discussion about the club possibly taking a summer break from meetings from June to September but no action was taken. Brian Brinegar took orders and took payments for the new Lions T-shirts the members plan to wear at various club functions.

In other business, Hess announced concern that several members have not yet paid their dues for the upcoming year and the impact that is having on the club's finances. She said notices have been sent out but no replies have been received as yet.

In an effort to promote attendance to club meetings, the group decided to continue holding one noon meeting and one evening meeting each month. They decided to meet at noon the second Wednesday of each month at Bojangle's and at 6:30 p.m. the fourth Wednesday of the month at the East Palestine Library.

Don Johnson from the New Waterford Lions Club who serves as the East Palestine Lions advisor attended the meeting, along with Ruby Heldman, a member of the Wellsville Lions Club.

R-Weigh weight groups meet

SALEM - The R-Weigh weight groups met at 1 and 5 p.m. Monday at the First Friends Church. A loss of 44 pounds was recorded for the week. Good losers were Mary Hefner, Nancy Stryffeler and Sara Smith. JoCarol Gray and Vi Woodall were the goalies for the week. Annie Katz reached her one-fourth goal weight, Sarah Agee and Karen Pauline won the can do monetary drawing, and Marian Long earned the vacation award.

The afternoon group will hold its 2012 recognition awards program on Monday with weigh-ins from 12:30 to 12:50 p.m. followed by the awards program at 1 p.m.

Music Study Club to host informational meeting Wednesday

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

Damascus Ruritans meet, install new member

DAMASCUS - Nick Morrison was installed as a new member when the Damascus Ruritan Club met March 14 with 27 members and two guests attending. Dinner was served by the ladies of the Damascus United Methodist Church. Vice President Rick Bell called on members for their community service reports.

The guest speaker was Judge Thomas Baronzzi, Columbiana County Court, representing both probate and juvenile Courts. Judge Baronzzi spoke of the importance of having a living will.

The Ohio District Spring Banquet was held April 20 at the Amish Door Banquet Center in Wilmot.

Members voted to give monetary gifts to the following: $350 to sponsor a team in the Sebring-West Branch Hot Stove Little League, $50 to sponsor a Columbiana County Fair Reserve Champion Market Pen Hen, donate $100 to the Ryan Johnson Memorial 5K Run/Walk on May 18 at West Branch High School track, and $50 to the Special Olympics.

President Dave Wingett reported that the club's 60th anniversary committee has met and announced that the anniversary celebration will be held Dec. 7 at the Heritage Oaks Banquet Center on 12th Street in Sebring.

A blood drive was conducted March 19 at the Damascus United Methodist Church. The drives are co-sponsored by the Beloit, Damascus and Goshen Center Ruritan clubs.

The club will serve the West Branch Future Farmers of America Banquet on April 30 at the West Branch High School in the old gymnasium and the Goshen High School Alumni Banquet on June 8 in the cafeteria at the high school. Samuel "Luke" Newbold, a former Navy Seal, will be the guest speaker at the May 8 meeting. The public is invited.



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