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July 23, 2013
Salem News

Damascus Ruritans set annual car show

DAMASCUS - Plans will be finalized for the 60th anniversary car show when the Damascus Ruritan Club Committee meets at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Damascus Friends Church. The car show is scheduled from 5 to 8 p.m. Aug. 16 in the front parking lot of the church on U.S. Route 62. Roast beef sandwiches, chips and cold beverages will be available for purchase.

Thursday Banquet in Salem features ham

SALEM The Fourth Thursday Banquet in Salem will be served from 5 to 7 p.m. July 25 at the Memorial Building. Sponsored by the Salem Walmart, the meal will include ham, parsley potatoes, green beans, fresh vegetables, fruit, and assorted desserts.

Additional sponsors are needed. For more information call Patty Colian at 330-831-2169.

Food distribution planned in Winona

WINONA - A food distribution giveaway, for United Local School families and individuals, is slated from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Winona Friends Church, 4615 Whinnery Road.

Salem 1952 coverdish picnic scheduled

SALEM - The Salem High School Class of 1952 is invited to a coverdish picnic at 1 p.m. July 28 at the home of Jack Howells, 12781 W. Middletown Road.

'Dearly Departed' auditions planned

WELLSVILLE - Potter Players Community Theatre will hold open auditions at 7 p.m. July 29 and 30 for the comedy "Dearly Departed" at the theater at 417 15th St. Four adult men, six women and one teen girl are needed for the cast. For more information call director Mary Morse 330-383-3674.

12th annual garage sale set in Sebring

SEBRING - The Sebring Division of the Alliance Area Chamber of Commerce will sponsor its 12th annual garage sale from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 1-3.

Any Sebring or neighboring resident may have their own sale at their own home. Registered sellers will be on a list with a map of Sebring attached. Lists are available at the village hall at 135 E. Ohio Ave., Ashton's 5 & 10, Leonard's Hardware, Perkins Restaurant, Mae C's Restaurant, Van Camp's Gas Station and by e-mail from

Benefit planned for IPEX patient

SALEM - The public is invited to a spaghetti dinner benefit for Brendon Whitman, 15, from 4 to 7 p.m. Aug. 3 at Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 892, 496 Arch St.

Brendon, son of Bob and Kim Whitman, and grandson of Bonnie Rhodes and Alice Whitman, is one of about 12 people nationwide who have a rare disease called Immune Dysregulation Polyendocrinopathy Enteropathy X-linked. This disease forces Brendon to receive expensive treatments every four weeks. It has attacked his lungs, spleen and brain.

Proceeds from the benefit will be used for a test for Brendon which costs more than $6,000. The denial of the test by the family's insurer has led to an attempt to raise money to defray the test costs.

An account has been set up under the Bonnie Rhodes Benefit Fund for Brendon and she can be reached at 330-752-3700.

For more information on IPEX, visit:

Ellsworth school reunion planned Aug. 3

ELLSWORTH TOWNSHIP - The annual Ellsworth School reunion kicks off with a coverdish lunch at 12:30 p.m. Aug. 3 at the Ellsworth Veterans of Foreign Wars Hall on Ellsworth Road. All teachers and students who attended Ellsworth Township schools before the consolidation with Berlin Center are invited to attend, along with their families. Attendees are to bring a coverdish, table service and an item for the white elephant auction. Beverages will be provided.

'Utility bills' topic at Columbiana Library

COLUMBIANA - Ohio Consumers' Counsel speaker Chris Verich will present "Managing Your Utility Bills" from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Aug. 15 in the Salchow Room at the Columbiana Public Library. Registration is required at the library or by calling 330-482-5509.

Sebring Legion plans craft bazaar

SEBRING -The American Legion Post 76 Youth Foundation will hold an art, craft and vendor bazaar from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 21. For more information or to reserve a space call 330-938-9082 or email for a reservation form. All proceeds from this event go to scholarships and youth foundation programs.

Fundraiser to aid Breast Care Center

SALEM - The Quarter Auction Fundraiser at 2 p.m. Aug. 10 at the First Christian Church will benefit the Joanie Abdu Comprehensive Breast Cancer Care Center. The JACBCCC, located at St. Elizabeth's Hospital in Youngstown, offers free care to those who can't afford it.

Doors open at 1 p.m. Vendors include Thirty-One, Scentsy, Paparazzi, Posh, Mimi's Cache, Doterra Essential Oils, Signature Home, Mary Kay, Sew Cute by Jennie K, etc. There will be an auction of gift certificates donated by area businesses and Cleveland Indians tickets, food and beverages. Admission is $3, which includes a bidding paddle. Additional paddles are available for $2 each.

The team, Keys for the Cure, which is primarily comprised of correctional staff from the federal prison in Elkton, will participate in the Panerathon 2013 on Aug. 25. This fundraiser is a team effort to support the JACBCCC.

Southern Local Hall of Fame inductees

SALINEVILLE - The Salineville-Southern Local Athletic Hall of Fame will induct the Class of 2013 on Oct. 12. New inductees are Gwen Francis, contributor/coach; Laura Thorne, Athlete 2003, and Lance Weston, Athlete 1995.



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