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June 2, 2013
Salem News

Kaiser/National past workers to meet

SALEM - Kaiser/National retirees and past employees are invited to breakfast at 8:30 a.m. June 13 and 27 at Adele's Place.

Historical society to host Monday dance

DEERFIELD - The "first Monday" dance, sponsored by the Deerfield Historical Society, will be held from 7 to 9:30 p.m. June 3 at the Deerfield Town Hall, 1450 state Route 14. Refreshments are available for purchase. Admission is $3 per adult.

United Quilt Guild to meet Tuesday

SALEM-The United Quilt Guild's meeting begins at 9:30 a.m. June 4 at the First Presbyterian Church. Members will work on unfinished objects and marketplace items. A business session follows at 6:30 p.m. where Nonie McDevitt will present a program called "Computers, Quilting and You."

Seven-One Club holds regular meeting

SALEM - The Seven and One Club met Wednesday evening at the home of Mrs. Larry Dearth. Mrs. Tom Mercure was her guest. Games of 500 were played and prizes won by Mrs. Fred Weingart, first place; Mrs. Mercure, second and travel; and Mrs. Gerald Mincks, low. Mrs. Dearth served a brownie sundae for dessert. The next club night begins at 7 p.m. June 19 at the home of Mrs. John Hively in New Waterford.

Old School Reunion set for Sept. 21

LISBON- Anyone who attended the old schools of Rogers, Clarkson, Oak Grove, Frederickstown, or Elkton Schools is invited to the Old School Reunion on Sept. 21 at the Columbiana County Career and Technical Center in Lisbon. A social hour begins at 5:30 p.m. followed by dinner. Cost is $15 per person. Reservations are required by Sept. 9 by sending a check, specifying on the memo line whether you want baked steak or stuffed chicken breast, to Glen Dunn, 46341 Hatcher Road, New Waterford.

EPHS 1970s classes plan reunion weekend

EAST PALESTINE - The classes of the 1970's of East Palestine High School are invited to a reunion on the weekend of Aug. 9. Reservations are due no later than June 15 and must be mailed to Carol Kaufman Harvey, 5245 Millrock Road, New Waterford 44445. For more information call Harvey at 330-853-8483, Marty Young Grim at 330-550-5576, or Jana Figley Grim at 330-853-5089.

VFW?Ladies Auxiliary installs new officers

SALEM - Officers were elected and installed when the Ladies Auxiliary to Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 892 met recently. The new officers are President Liz Libert, Senior Vice President Dixie Wilson, Junior Vice President Connie Adams, Treasurer Linda Stephen, Secretary Dee Phillips, Chaplain Audrae Goodballet, Conductress Liz Sweely, Guard Dee Phillips. Trustees are third year Dee Phillips, second year Connie Adams, first year Liz Sweely and Patriotic Instructor Dixie Wilson.

DARE?announces June activity slate

BOARDMAN - Activities have been announced for June for Divorce/Death Aren't Really the End. The group meets at 7:30 p.m. every Thursday at the Disciples Christian Church, 565 Boardman-Canfield Road.

June 1: Bowling at Boardman Lanes, 7:30 p.m.

June 4, 18, 25: Play bocce in Boardman Park, 6 p.m.

June 5, 19, 26: Golf at Mill Creek Park, short holes, 6 p.m.

June 7: Lobby of Movies 8, Shops of Boardman Park, 6:30 p.m.

June 8: Road trip to Debonne Winery, meet at Panera Bread, Austintown, 1:45 p.m.

June 10, 17, 24: Walking or bike riding at trail on Kirk Road in Canfield, 6 p.m.

June 12: Volunteer at Second Harvest Food Bank, 5-7 p.m.

June 13: Picnic in Boardman Park, Masters Pavilion, 6 p.m.

June 15: Mocha House in Warren, 4 p.m.

June 20: Strawberry social at the church, 7:30 p.m.

June 21: New Castle Sock Hop, Riverwalk, downtown, 6 p.m.

June 22: Road trip to McConnell's Mills Park, meet at the church, 10 a.m.

June 28: Putt-Putt at Sports World in Boardman, 7 p.m.

For more information call 330-793-5856, 330-533-7062 or 330- 793-1484.

R-Weigh weight groups reward weight loss

SALEM - The R-Weigh weight support groups met at 1 and 5 p.m. May 20 at the First Friends Church. The good loser at the afternoon group was Helen Baker. Sue Carver was the goalie for the week and won the monetary can-do drawing. As part of their program, Joyce Sanders served a low-fat, low-calorie peanut butter cookie and Francie Tuel served a diet Jello dessert and passed out recipes for both. Judy Catlett won the May contest receiving both the $20 beauty shop make-over and the $20 Avon purchase.

The afternoon group will start a Plant Seeds or Plant Weeds contest starting June 10 with their June 3 weight. Members having the most losses for June, July and August will be the winners of the contest. The losers of the contest are in charge of the annual picnic on Aug. 19 at the church. Each week members losing a pound or more will get $1 and goals staying the same or losing will get $1. Members gaining a pound or more will pay $1 each week.

Karen Pauline presided at the evening meeting and was the goalie for the week and earned the vacation monetary award. Sara Smith was the good loser for the week. Beverly Armitage, Patty Pim and Doris Senior presented the program and passed out fruit samples to the members. Wilma Grams and Peggy Kurtz each won the $20 beauty shop make-over. Jesse Rea and Smith each won the $20 Avon purchase.

Teams will be chosen for the nine week baseball contest that begins on June 10 with the members June 3 weight. The losers of the contest will be in charge of the annual picnic on Aug. 12 at the church. Same contest rules as above apply. New members are welcome. For more information call 330-332-1078.

TOPS 777 recognizes weekly weight loss

SALEM - Dorothy Ward was recognized as the KOPS of the week at the May 29 meeting of TOPS 777. Best losers of the week were Mabel Pasco, Linda Evanoff and Susan Wendell. Monthly winners were Shirley Johns, KOPS; Johns and Frances Valentino, KOPS at goal or below; Peggy Mix, best loser; Brenda Adams, monthly runner-up; and Wendell, backslider. Evanoff read, "How to become a butterfly." Wendell presented a program titled "The road to success." Carol Oliver received a special award. Contest winners were Joan Cole and Mix.

Sebring VFW Aux. retains officers

SEBRING - Two new members, Debra Brickner and Carol King, were welcomed when the Sebring American Legion Post 76 Ladies Auxiliary met recently. President Judy Hubbs presided. A total of 160 members have paid their memberships to date for 2013. Thanks-you were received for memorial donations given.

Nomination of officers was held and it was decided to retain the same officers as last year. The officers are President and Treasurer Judy Hubbs, First Vice President Mollie McVicker, Secretary and Historian Carey Meissner, Chaplain Joan Schafer and Sergeant at Arms Connie McFeely. A donation was given to the legion to help in repairing the roof. One half was done last year and the other half will be done this year. Joan Schafer reported that she didn't mail any boxes of coupons to the commissary this month because there weren't enough to fill a box. The previous month she mailed one box of coupons that weighed 10 pounds and 13 ounces. A total of 514 pounds and 9.4 ounces have been sent to date. Meetings will not be held in June or July. The next meeting is Aug. 14.

One Room School reunion slated in Knox

ALLIANCE -The annual Knox Township One Room School Reunion begins at 1 p.m. on June 9 at Knox Elementary School, 2900 Knox School Road. Attendees are asked to park in the rear of the building, on the south side of the school.

Guests are asked to bring table service and a casserole. Beverages will be provided. Photo albums will be on display, and any new photos will be accepted, with students' names attached. All former students and community members are invited to attend.

The one-room buildings included Bridgewater, Courageville, Frog Pond, North Georgetown, Homeworth, Mile Branch, Mill, Oak Ridge, Prospect Hill, Science Hill, or Greasy Ridge, Sunny Hill, and Union Grove.

Canfield quilt group to hold potluck dinner

CANFIELD - That Quilt Group I Belong To will meet on June 18 at Fair Park. A potluck dinner will be served at 6 p.m. Members are asked to bring a coverdish to share. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Installation of new officers and a presentation on the history of the quilt group will follow dinner.

That Quilt Group I Belong To is open to all interested quilters at all skill levels. For membership information contact president Mary Rose Nordquist at

Damascus Ruritans discuss 60th anniversary plans

DAMASCUS - Twenty-nine members of Damascus Ruritan Club and two guests recently enjoyed a dinner prepared and served by the ladies of the Damascus United Methodist Church. During the business session, Treasurer Roger Smith presented his monthly report, indicating he would have a final report from the March 23rd Swiss steak dinner and the April 30th Future Farmers of America banquet in his next month's report.

Samuel Luke Newbold, a member of the United States Navy Seal Team, was guest speaker. Newbold now is serving in the reserve with the Navy Seals and is the Columbiana County Emergency Management Agency manager. He spoke of his involvement serving with the Seals. He is one of three brothers who are serving as Seals.

President Dave Wingett presented four names as prospective new members to be voted on by the membership, all were approved for membership. The membership voted to sponsor a West Branch soccer team at $250, a donation to the local family that experienced a fire in their home, the purchase of 12 American made flags, to also support the Build Your Dollar program at the Ruritan National Foundation.

A sign-up sheet was passed for those able to help with the Nourish Our Community Food Drive and the Rabies Clinic on May 25.

Wingett brought the membership up to date with the plans for the club's 60th anniversary. Plans are being made for a car show featuring 1953 plus all other show cars in the front parking lot of the Damascus Friends Church from 5 until 8 p.m. Aug. 16 bringing back the club's traditional ox roast which they served a meal for over 40 years the last Saturday of June each year, by selling "ox roast" beef sandwiches, and hot dogs for the children, potato chips and beverages.

The speaker for the June 13 meeting is the new West Branch High School Head Football Coach D.J. Doto, coming to West Branch from Warren Harding High School. The July 11 meeting features the club's family picnic at the Quaker Canyon building.

Stanley family descendants to hold annual reunion

SALEM - The Stanley family descendants will gather in Salem for the 24th annual national Stanley family reunion on June 21 and 22. With the theme "Back Home Again," Stanley descendants will meet for two dinner programs and a variety of Saturday morning options. The last meeting in the Salem area was in 2009 when descendants met at Damascus under the banner "Return to Your Roots." The Salem First Friends Church will serve as the headquarters for evening dinner programs and Saturday afternoon business meeting. On Friday evening the depression-era Public Enemy #1 criminal "Pretty Boy" Floyd who was gunned down at a farm close to East Liverpool in 1934 will be presented by East Liverpool native, Tim Brookes. Saturday's topic will be the 100th anniversary of the Sinking of the Titanic. Paul Rohrbaugh from Leetonia, dressed in a "captain's costume," will present from the perspective of Captain E. J. Smith, captain of the Titanic.

Saturday morning programs will include a variety of topics of interest to the Stanley family. Included will be an Underground Railroad tour on the Salem Quakertown Trolley, visits to local Quaker cemeteries relevant to Stanley descendants, Winona and East Goshen. Visitation to the boyhood home of nationally renowned water colorist, Charles Burchfield and a tour of the Salem Historical Society Museum are included in the morning options.

A "sharing table" will be available to distribute family histories and obtaining help with identifying "unknown" Stanley family members. The association has published six books on the history of the Stanley descendants. Stanley Family President Ed Stanley from Hillsville, Va., has announced that these will be available at a "reunion" discount. Anyone with Stanley connections are welcome to register for any of the activities. For information on registering for the weekend activities, descendants or interested persons can contact committee members, Nelda Stanley Hawkins, 330-482-2851, or David Stratton, 330-332-0129.



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