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September 22, 2013
Salem News

R-Weigh groups recognize weekly weight-loss winners

SALEM - The R-Weigh weight support groups met at 1 and 5 p.m. Monday at the First Friends Church. It was announced that the successful weight loss group was started 18 years ago on Sept. 11, 1995. Good loser for the week was Jeri Hefner and the goalies for the week were JoAnne Bogdan, Carol Held and Eleanor Billet. Birdie Reinhart won the monetary can-do drawing.

Karen Pauline presided at the evening meeting, Carol Held led exercises and Peggy Kurtz gave the inspiration for the week. Held presented a program on "Eating Tips to End sleepless Nights" at the night group and it also was the program at the day group.

The "Lose for Yourself" contest continues until Sept. 30 when the members will be paid $2 per pound lost for the month of September at both groups. The goal members below goal all month will receive $1. New members are welcome. For more information call 330-332-1078.

EDI workshop to host annual Harvest Festival

LISBON The public is invited to the 16th annual Harvest Festival from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 4 at Employment Development Inc. (EDI-Central sheltered workshop), 8330 County Home Road. Food will be available for lunch or carryout. The event offers a ticket auction, bake sale, crafters and vendors, Bret Michaels tribute singer, hog and gas card raffle, Browns-Steelers game raffle, candle sales, etc.

Sales end at 12:30 p.m. for the ticket auction. For tickets and information call 330-424-7711. Proceeds benefit the client council and Robert Bycroft levy.

VFW 9571 ladies auxiliary seeking craft show vendors

ELLSWORTH - The Ladies Auxiliary of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9571, Meander Post of Ellsworth is seeking crafters for its second annual craft show to be held on Nov. 16. The show will include handcrafted and homemade items, a Chinese auction, bake sale, 50/50 raffle and lunch counter. For more information or to reserve a table call Jackie Schrock at 330-538-3834.

Buckeye Dairy Boosters to meet for lunch

NORTH GEORGETOWN - The Columbiana County Buckeye Dairy Boosters will meet for lunch at 11:30 a.m. Sept. 24 at the Stage Coach Inn in North Georgetown. The business session follows at 12:30 p.m. Items of discussion include the fall trip and reports from the fair and the ice cream barn. Anyone interested in dairy promotion is welcome to attend.

American Legion 290 meets, discusses upcoming events

COLUMBIANA - American Legion Auxiliary Unit #290 met Sept. 9 with Diane Hardenbrook presiding. It was announced that "Comfort from Home" boxes will be packed at 7 p.m. Oct. 7. Addresses for active military are needed and may be submitted to any auxiliary member or by calling 330-482-9657. Monetary and merchandise donations will also be accepted. The auxiliary sponsored a raffle at the Columbiana Street Fair that was very successful. All tickets were sold by 9 p.m. Saturday night. Winners were: Thursday, $50, Betty Belding; Friday, $100, Vince Turnbull; and Saturday, $400, Ann Wilson.

A fish fry will be held on the first and third Friday of each month. Auxiliary members are encouraged to bake cakes and help serve at the post. Members will be helping serve the Veterans Day luncheon on Nov. 11. Auxiliary meetings continue to be held the first Monday of each month at 7 p.m. All members are encouraged to attend. Annual membership dues for 2014 are $24. For membership information contact Betty Houp, first vice president, at 330-482-0291 or go online to get a membership application at

West Point Lions meet, learn about district goals

WEST POINT - President Pat Tressler welcomed 27 members and six guests to West Point Lions Club meeting on Sept. 16. Four guests were members of the East Liverpool Lions, Sandy Gallo of Lisbon, and Second Vice District Governor Bob Allgood. During the business session, members voted to pay to send four fourth-grade students from West Point Elementary School to Camp Fitch.

The club will donate a gift to the West Mahoning County Lions Club for their charter night. Members discussed the final details in regard to their float in the Johnny Appleseed Parade. Members were given order forms for the cookie dough sale which starts Oct. 7 and will plant perennial flowers near the entrance of West Point Elementary.

Second Vice District Governor Bob Allgood from East Liverpool Lions was the speaker. He discussed goals for the Lions district and about the Eye Care Foundation. A surprise baby shower followed for member Autum Stoll of Salem. Lunch was provided by Nancy Kirkbride and Michele Shaffer. Kay Bettis won the 50/50.

Delta Kappa Gamma holds first meeting of new year

COLUMBIANA - Alpha Iota Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma held its first meeting of the new year on Sept. 11 at East Fairfield United Methodist Church. Committees were formed, assignments given and service projects were discussed. The next meeting begins at 6 p.m. Oct. 10 at the Salem Historical Society featuring a tour of Freedom Hall. Dinner precedes at 4:30 p.m. at B.B. Rooners in Salem.

Weingart Cousins observe birthdays and anniversaries

SALEM - Birthdays and anniversaries were observed when Weingart Cousins met recently. Eighteen attended. The next breakfast begins at 9 a.m. Oct. 8.

TOPS?1380 weight group rewards weight-loss winners

SALEM - TOPS 1380 met recently at Emmanuel Lutheran Church with nine members present. Shirley Bullis led the TOPS pledge, while Margaret Phillips led KOPS.

Awards went to Barb May, back slider; and Phillips, KOPS. Members made octopi.

Quilt group to hold sewing, craft garage sale

CANFIELD - That Quilt Group I Belong To will hold a sewing and craft garage sale from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 12 at 6130 Chidester Dr. (off of Palmyra Road). Items for sale include quilting and sewing fabric and supplies, quilting magazines, and craft items.

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

DARE?announces October activity slate

BOARDMAN - Divorce/Death Aren't Really the End meets at 7:30 p.m. every Thursday at the Disciples Christian Church, 565 Boardman-Canfield Road.

October's events include:

Oct. 1, 8, 29: Dance classes, Judy Conti's in Austintown, 7 p.m.

Oct. 3: Installation of officers and new member meeting at the church, 7:30 p.m.

Oct. 4, 18: Lobby of Movies 8, Shops of Boardman Park, 6:30 p.m.

Oct. 5: Mastropietro Winery, music, 6 p.m.

Oct. 9: Volunteer at Second Harvest Food Bank, 5-7 p.m.

Oct. 11: Card night at Denny's in Boardman, 6-10 p.m.

Oct. 14: Meet-up at the Mocha House in Boardman, 7 p.m.

Oct. 15, 19: Bowling at Boardman Lanes, 7 p.m.

Oct. 24: Dress up for your country of origin meeting, 7:30 p.m.

Oct. 25: Ghost walk, meet at the Mocha House in Warren, 6:30 p.m.

Oct. 30: Meet-up at Dairy Queen in Cornersburg, 7 p.m.

Oct. 31: Halloween party at the church, 7:30 p.m.

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

Damascus Ruritans host chiropractor, talk arthritis, pain

DAMASCUS - Damascus Ruritan Club met Sept. 12 with 28 members and guests present. Dinner was prepared and served by the Damascus United Methodist women in the church fellowship hall. President Dave Wingett asked members for a moment in remembrance of a long time member, Carroll Miles, who passed away Sept. 2. In the absence of club secretary, club member Carrie Skolosh called the roll and read the minutes of the last meeting and the correspondence received by the club. Acting secretary also announced the member's birthdays and anniversaries. David Denny led in singing "Happy Birthday" to each member having a birthday during the month.

Bill Orend introduced the speaker, Dr. Nick Koinglou, chiropractor, and his assistant, Malinda Krugel, LPN. She spoke and gave a power point presentation about arthritis and knee pain. Treasure Joe Skolosh distributed his monthly treasurer's report and discussed some of the items. He also gave a report on the financial results of the recent car show.

President Wingett announced the upcoming "Nourish Our Community" food collection day from 9 a.m. to noon Sept. 28 in the Damascus Post Office parking lot. The second annual rabies clinic will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Sept. 28 at the Damascus Volunteer Fire Department's meeting room on state Route 534.

The annual Ohio District Ruritan fall convention is slated Nov. 9 at the Hilltop Community Center in Colerain, the former Elementary School, 72559 Colerain Road, Dillionvale. Registration begins with a continental breakfast served at 9 a.m. New club officers' training sessions starts at 10 a.m. A live auction, lunch and business sessions follow.

CWU to host nursing home administrator

SALEM Church Women United will meet at 1:30 p.m. Sept. 23 in the Education Building at the Emmanuel Lutheran Church parlor. Fellowship begins at 1 p.m. This month's guest speaker is Jan Powers of Circle of Care. Women from St. Paul Catholic Church will serve as hostesses.

Salem Masons hosting breakfast

SALEM-A public breakfast buffet will be served from 7:30 to 10 a.m. Sept. 28 at the Salem Masonic Building, 788 E. State St.

Cost is $6 for adults, $3 for children under age 10 and free for children under 2. The menu offers pancakes, waffles, sausage, bacon, scrambled eggs, homemade sausage gravy, biscuits, homefries, toast, fruit cocktail, orange juice, coffee and tea. The building is equipped with a handicapped accessible elevator.

Proceeds will be directed to the Salem Masonic Building Fund.

Sportsman's club holding kids day

LEETONIA - The Leetonia Sportsman's Club will hold its 38th annual Kids Day on Sept. 28 at the club grounds along East High Street in Leetonia, There will be shooting, archery and fishing events for all children ages 6 to 15. Trophies will be awarded to contest winners and raffle prizes will be given away. A wiener roast will also be held. Everything is free of charge.

Registration starts at 10 a.m. and runs continuously throughout the day.

Kids Day is held annually in conjunction with National Hunting and Fishing Day. For more information about National Hunting and Fishing Day go to For further information call Tom Butch at 330-337-8444.

AASC to host fall harvest fest

ALLIANCE - The public is invited to the Fall Harvest Festival, featuring raffles, second chance items and books, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 6 at the Alliance Area Senior Center, 602 W. Vine St. Doors open at 11 a.m.

Homemade foods available include soup, haluski, Italian sausage sandwiches, hot turkey sandwiches, apple dumplings, pumpkin pie and pumpkin ice cream. Carryout are available. For information call 330-821-3348.



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