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June 23, 2013
Salem News

Ruritans hosting dinner

GREENFORD - Father/Daughter Night will be observed when the Greenford Ruritan Club meets at 7 p.m. Monday at the Locust Grove Baptist Church. All members are urged to attend and bring a guest.

Saxon Retirees to meet

SALEM - The Saxon Retirees will meet on July 3 at the Salem Saxon Club. Snacks will be served at 11:30 a.m. followed by the catered lunch at 12:30 p.m. Reservations and cancellations may be made by calling 330-533-5154.

Weingart Cousins gather

SALEM - Twenty people attended the Weingart Cousins breakfast in June. Birthdays and anniversaries were observed. The next breakfast begins at 9 a.m. July 9.

SHS?'54 to meet for breakfast

SALEM - The Salem High School Class of 1954 will meet for breakfast at 9 a.m. June 27 at the Salem Hills Golf and Country Club.

SHS '68's 'Hairspray' slated

SALEM - The Salem High School Class of 1968s' Scholarship Fund Benefit performance of "Hairspray" begins at 7 p.m. Aug. 8 at Salem Community Theatre. Tickets are $12 and available by contacting Chuck Straub at 330-332-5265.

Library to host author

LISBON - Lepper Public Library will host local children's author, Kathryn Blystone Watkins, at 11 a.m. June 27. Watkins will read from one of her books, answer questions, and sign copies of her recently published farm animal books.

Beaver alumni seeking grads

LISBON - The Beaver Local Alumni Association is seeking outstanding graduates. The second class of outstanding alumni will be inducted on Oct. 5. Nominees must have graduated from Beaver Local High School at least 10 years prior to the nomination and meet the criteria set forth by the alumni association. Nomination forms are available by email to, Marcie Guy at 330-801-2597 or send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to BLHS Alumni Association, P.O. Box 2482, East Liverpool 43920. Nominations will be accepted through Aug. 3.

WB 'Rockin' Reunion' set

BELOIT - The West Branch Alumni Association's Rockin' Reunion is slated from 6 to 11 p.m. July 6 at the Saxon Club in Salem. Cost is $10 per person. There will be a cash bar and concessions by Tailgaters. Music will be provided by Cold Shot and The Marauders with DJ Earl Trimmer and Son. Tickets are available by calling 330-332-8487.

Alchemy Acres set golf event

SALEM - Alchemy Acres Animal Sanctuary will conduct its fourth annual Gavin Ward Memorial Golf Tournament on July 20 at Olde Dutch Mill Golf Course, 2745 Grandview Road, Lake Milton.

The registration fee is $65 per person and includes a golf cart, beverages, breakfast, lunch and dinner. Teams that register by July 15 will receive a dozen golf balls per team.

There will be a Chinese auction with sports autographed items from players such as Maurkice Pouncey, John Simon, Terry Francona and Nolan Ryan.

Prizes will be featured on each hole. The grand prize is a three- year lease on a 2013 Chevy Cruze which would be awarded to a player that achieves a hole-in-one on the eighth hole. Prizes are donated by Sweeney Chevrolet.

The golf tournament is named in honor of Gavin Ward, a special young volunteer at Alchemy Acres who passed away at the age of 12.

Proceeds benefit the pets at Alchemy Acres Animal Sanctuary in Salem. For more information call the sanctuary at 330-332-4897.

Canfield AARP lunch planned

CANFIELD - Canfield Area AARP #3104 will host its summer luncheon at 1 p.m. July 1 at Ala Carte. Reservations may be made by calling 330-533-3528. The fee of $12.50 and your choice of entree must be made by June 27.

A bus trip is planned on June 25 to Mansfield to tour the Ohio State Reformatory, Kingwood Gardens, Malabar Farm and Carousel Park (330-332-4791) and Wooster on July 27 for Ohio Light Opera's production of "Silk Stockings" which features Cole Porter songs (330-337-7331). Information will be available at the August meeting for trips planned Sept. 17 to Elk, Pa. and Pymatuning area venues, plus Oct. 17-20 to Renfo Valley, Kentucky. Guests are welcome at the meetings and bus trips. The board meeting in July has been canceled.

Theater to hold auditions

YOUNGSTOWN - Victorian Players will hold open auditions for Thornton Wilder's "The Matchmaker," the opening show of its 2013-14 theater season. Auditions begin at 7 p.m. July 7 at the theater at 702 Mahoning Ave.

The cast calls for nine men and seven women of various ages and will be directed by Marlene Menaldi Strollo. The production will run Sept. 13-29. For more information call the director at 330-533-8789.

EPHS '72 reunion scheduled

EAST PALESTINE - The East Palestine High School Class of 1972 will hold a class reunion in conjunction with the EPHS 70's Decade Reunion on Aug. 10 at Antone's Banquet Center in Boardman. The weekend event features a golf outing at the East Palestine Country Club, campus tours of the new school facilities and a dinner dance featuring a local group, The Chub Scouts.

For more information and registration forms contact Marty Young Grim at 330-550-5576 or Carolyn Dilworth Wilson at 330-426-9960. Reservations will be taken until July 15.

EPHS '78 to hold reunion

EAST PALESTINE - The East Palestine High School Class of 1978 will celebrate its 35th class reunion on Aug. 10 at Antone's Banquet Center in Boardman, as part of the Classes of 1970-79 reunion.

Classmates who have not sent in their reservation are asked to do so by July 15. The weekend will include a golf outing, school tours and a dinner dance. For more information call Carol (Kaufman) Harvey at 330-853-8483.

R-Weigh recognizes weight loss

SALEM - The R-Weigh weight support groups met at 1 and 5 p.m. on June 3 and10 at the First Friends Church. The afternoon group lost 25 pounds for the two weeks. The good losers for the weeks were Helen Baker, Kay Swanson and Annie Katz. JoAnne Bogdan and Patty Mills were the goalies for the weeks. Sylvia Eller won the can-do monetary drawing and received the losing over her birthday award. Katz earned the monetary awards for attaining her one-half way to goal weight and losing over her birthday. The first game of the baseball contest was played with the R-Weigh Babes beating the Jolly Jigglers 8 to 7.

Karen Pauline presided at the evening meeting and Carol Held did a program on the importance of potassium in the diet. The members lost 42 pounds for the two weeks.

Good losers for the two weeks were Colleen Wafler, Edie Sternburg and Jeni Alwood. Ruth Miller was the goalie for the week and Lisa Jones won the monetary can-do drawing. The dollar Clip Awards went to Chris Learn, Sara Smith, Eleanor Billet, Linda Lude and Pauline. The Red, White and Blue All Stars baseball team led by Captain Donna Greenamyer and Co-Captain Wafler beat the Green Base Hit Babes led by Captain Diane Hart and Co-Captain Susan Cain with the score of 22 to 21.

The baseball contest will continue at both groups for the next eight weeks with the members losing a pound or more getting paid $1 and if they gain the following week, they will pay $1. The losing team at both groups will provide a picnic for the winning teams in August.

The groups met at 1 and 5 p.m. June 17 at the First Friends Church. A loss of 40 pounds was recorded for the week. Good losers were Helen Baker and Jen Swartz. Jo Carol Gray and Ruth Miller were the goalies for the week. The can-do drawing was won by Colleen Wafler.

April, May and June birthday members Judy Baker, Kay Swanson, Roni Fauver, Sylvia Eller and Rachel Weaver will serve low-fat, low-calorie foods with a recipe at the June 24 meeting.

The second game of the baseball contest was played at both groups with the afternoon group's R-Weigh Babes beating the Jolly Jigglers 11 to 4 and the evening group's Base Hit Babes beating the All Stars 29 to 25. New members are welcome. For more information call 330-332-1078.

Butler Grange holds meeting

SALEM - Ida Zepernick presided when Butler Grange met recently. Myrtle Bailey presented a synopsis of an article regarding former presidents.

Butler Grange sponsored the Banquet in Salem on June 3 at the Memorial Building.

Ruth Ann Altenhof presented the program: National Sun Safety Week June 2-8. Bailey offered sun safety tips. Zepernick added facts about getting too much sun as overexposure to the sun can result in skin cancer later in life. Clyde Zepernick quipped, "Sunshine is a welcome thing. It brings a lot of brightness." Ida Zepernick added,"Sunshine is delicious, rain is refreshing, wind braces us up, snow is exhilarating; there is really no such thing as bad weather, only different kinds of good weather." Bailey advised, "You've got to get out and pray to the sky to appreciate the sunshine, otherwise you're just a lizard standing there with the sun shining on you."

Pomona will present a memorial program at 7 p.m. June 17 at Butler Grange.

Salem Masons install officers

SALEM - Salem Commandery of York Rite Masonry held its annual installation of officers on June 11. The following were installing officers: Perry Coxson III installing, Steve Ronshausen, prelate; Gary Ronshausen Sr., marshall; Gary Ronshausen Jr., recorder. The following were installed: Brad Lankford, commander; Don Jugenheimer, generalissimo; Eric Forney, captain general; Cloyed Stratman, senior warden; Lou Hartsough, junior warden; Steve Ronshausen, prelate; William Stanley, treasurer; Gary Ronshausen Jr., recorder; Ernie Greenisen, standard bearer; Gary Ronshausen Sr., sword bearer; James Forney, warder; Michael Stumperth, sentinel. The ladies auxiliary provided a strawberry social afterward.



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