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July 28, 2013
Salem News

Deming Girls reunion slated

SALEM - All former Deming Company and Crane Deming Company female employees are invited to attend the annual Deming Girls reunion luncheon at noon Aug. 15 at the Salem Hills Golf and Country Club. For further information call Joan Lora at 330-332-5263 or Elma Dixson at 330-332-4528.

Vendor spaces still open

COLUMBIANA - Craft vendors are needed for St. Jude Women's Guild's annual St. Jude Craft Show to be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 16 at St. Jude Activity Center, 180 Seventh. St. The show features hand crafted and homemade items, a Chinese auction, bake sale, prize raffle and lunch counter including vegetable beef soup. For vendor applications call Mary Burkey at 330-482-2351.

Victorian Players set auditions

YOUNGSTOWN - The Victorian Players and J&B Production Arts Services have announced auditions for its annual Halloween production, "Edgar Allan Poe's: The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar" which opens Oct. 11 and runs three weekends through Oct. 27.

Auditions will be held at 7 p.m. Aug. 5 and 6 at the theater at 702 Mahoning Ave. Casting requirements call for five men ages 20 to 60 and two women ages 20 to 60. Rehearsals will begin toward the end of August.

The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar is a lesser known Poe story which deals with the hypnotism of a man near death in an attempt to suspend him between life and death. The movie in the 1960s starred Basil Rathbone and Vincent Price. For further information or to request alternate audition times due to conflicts call 330-799-6176.

Youth Foundation sets 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.

TOPS 1380 group meets

SALEM - Members of TOPS 1380 met recently at Emmanuel Lutheran Church with 13 members attending. Shirley Bullis led the pledge. The KOPS pledge was led by Audrey Goodballot and Barb May. Welcomed as new members were Beth Froman and Edna Szwedko. The backslider award went to Nancy Finch and Froman won the newcomer award. Awards were presented by Eleanor May. Bullis read "Feel Full Faster" and Finch read for the "circle of light" ceremony. Meetings are held at 6:15 p.m. every Monday at the church.

Ruritans hold family picnic

DAMASCUS - The Damascus Ruritans held its annual family picnic at Quaker Canyon Building with 79 members and guests present. Song leader David Denny led the group in the singing "Happy Birthday" to members with a birthday in July.

A motion was made to suspend with most of the club business until the August meeting. Four scholarship students and their parents were in attendance to receive their scholarship checks and to give club member a short message as to what their future holds. Thomas Clark, son of Jay and Mary Clark, received the Ruritan National Build Your Dollar Scholarship. He will be attending Youngstown State University studying mechanical engineering technician.

Madeline Mitchell, daughter of Daniel and Rhonda Mitchell, received a Damascus Ruritan Scholarship. She will be attending Grove City College studying mechanical engineering. Dalton Young, son of Tim and Alfredia Young, received the club's Ryan Johnson Memorial Scholarship. He will be attending Thiel College majoring in history. Michael Douglas, son of Mike and Pam Douglas, received the club's FFA scholarship. He will be attending Kent State Salem studying business to operate the family farm.

President Dave Wingett installed Steve Ruwoldt, chief executive officer of Salem Community Hospital, as an associate member and placed him on the Public Service Committee chaired by Bill Orend. Ruwoldt's wife Linda and son Peter were present as guests.

Harold Snyder reported on the repair of the wind damaged community sign at the east end of the village.

Potter Players set auditions

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.

Sebring chamber plans sale

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 spaghetti dinner set

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.

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Utility bills seminar planned

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.

SLHS HOF to hold induction

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.

Highland reunion held

SALEM - Approximately 43 people attended the combined reunion of Highland School and Highland Church on June 29 at the church. Bob Greier gave the blessing prior to the noon coverdish meal. Those attending sang the national anthem with Arlene Barnett at the piano. Marge (Hrovatic) Dumovic was recognized as the oldest student present. Raymond Beck was the youngest student in attendance. Marty Snyder sang songs, accompanied by Bob Shinn. Bob and Arlene Barnett presented a program titled "Handbells and More." Ministers in attendance included Bill Kelly, John Reed and Jonathon Salmen. The next reunion is slated June 28, 2014.

Stockwell-Lease reunion held

SALEM - Officers for 2014 were elected when 49 family members and friends attended the Stockwell-Lease reunion on July 21 at Centennial Park. The new officers are Connie Manning, president; Carol Fackleman, vice president; Ann Daugherty, secretary; and Dottie Coccia, treasurer. Howard Sommers gave the blessing prior to the meal. Arnold Lease conducted the business session. It was announced that it was the birthday of Clarence Lease Sr. (who would have been 109 years old); one death, Steve Fackleman; and two marriages, Mr. and Mrs. Ben Lease and James and Randy Harris. Recognition was given to Arnold and Janet Lease who were celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary, and to Michael and Ashley Yonkey who were celebrating their first. The next reunion is July 20, 2014.

Butler Grange holds meeting

SALEM - Ida Zepernick presided when Butler Grange met July 6. The charter was draped in memory of Elsie Gamble, a 75 year member, who died June 9.

Myrtle Bailey read, "I Am the Nation" by Otto Whittaker. Ruth Ann Altenhof presented the program, Nutrition for Everyone: Fruits and Vegetables. Zepernick offered "Eat your fruits and vegetables." Research shows why it is good advice including healthy diets rich in fruits and vegetables minerals, fiber and reduce the risk of cancer and other chronic diseases. Fruits and vegetables also provide essential vitamins and other substances that are important for good health. Most fruits and vegetables are naturally low in fat and calories, and are filling.

Bailey suggested ways to use fruits and vegetables to help manage your weight including the need to eat fewer calories than your body uses to lose weight. This can be done by lightening up your lunch and choosing smart snacks.

July is National Blueberry Month. Zepernick stated they are grown in 35 states in the US and are good for your health and rich in antioxidants. Foods rich in antioxidants are supposed to help reduce your chances of getting cancer and heart disease.

Pomona Grange will meet at 7 p.m. Aug. 19 at Lisbon Grange for judging of crafts, sewing and photography.

Weavers Guild plans spin-in

COLUMBIANA - Youngstown Area Weavers Guild's annual spin-in of spinning, weaving, basket weaving and other fiber crafts will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 3 at Firestone Park. A brief meeting is scheduled. Members are to bring wheels, looms, and any samples of their work. Food will be available. For information call 330-799-5836 or 330-482-2084.

Oesch family reunion slated

COLUMBIANA - The 122nd Oesch family reunion, featuring entertainment and auctions, is slated from 5 to 10 p.m. Aug. 10 in pavilion four at Firestone Park. A buffet meal will be served at 6 p.m. Family members are asked to bring a coverdish and table service. Coffee and punch will be provided.

United Quilt Guild to meet

SALEM - United Quilt Guild will meet on Aug. 6 at the First Presbyterian Church. Unfinished objects start at 1 p.m. followed by the business session at 6:30 p.m. Nonie McDevitt of Canfield will present a program titled "Computers, Quilters , Quilting and You."

Quarter Auction scheduled

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.

Western Reserve Rangers earn state, county project honors

BERLIN CENTER- Following several Mahoning County judging events in July, Western Reserve Rangers 4-H members were congratulated for the awards they received. Representing Mahoning County at the Ohio State Fair in one project area will be Abigail Schors, Tiffany Voland, Shannon Marshburn, Ian Hames, Richie Hedrick, William Reph and Erin Styka.

Competing at the Ohio State Fair in two project areas are Alyssa Higgins, Jena Styka, Emily Smith, Karl Reph, Emma Reph and Olivia Reph.

State fair alternates include Olivia Haid, Tiffany Voland, Camille Kirk, Reese Snyder and Jessie Cummings. Receiving County Award Ribbons were Shannon Marshburn, Tiffany Voland, Taylor Smith, Olivia Haid, Remi Suyen Mikan and Bailey Hornberger.

During the July 4-H meeting Remi Suyen Mikan explained that her "Shopping Saavy 4-H Project" included a lot of research and consumer shopping know-how. Levi and Emily Smith recapped the exciting time they had at Ohio 4-H Leadership Camp. Their favorite activities included zip lining and the dances. Emily, also a County Fashion Board member, reported on the success of the County Style Revue.

There will be two workshops in August at the home of club advisors Jan and Kathleen Moser. On Saturday, Aug 3, livestock members will be completing new club signs for the Canfield Fair and on Saturday, Aug. 17, members will be making dresses out of pillowcases for the "Dress A Girl Around The World Project." Both workshops are from 10 a.m. to noon.

The club will meet again at 7 p.m. Aug. 8. Club member and advisors will be hosting 4-H families and each family is asked to bring a snack to share.

Leetonia Knights of Columbus to host chicken, ribs barbecue

LEETONIA - Leetonia Council 1569 Knights of Columbus will sponsor a chicken and ribs barbecue from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Aug. 3 at St. Patrick's Parish Hall, 167 W. Main St., Leetonia. Proceeds from the event will go to various council, church, and school renovation projects. Advance tickets only are available and may be purchased for $12.50 each by contacting Patrick Kiliany at 330-427-9874 and $3 for a children's menu. Carryouts are available.

Annual Ellsworth School reunion scheduled for Saturday

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.



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