Soup and salad dinner set in Deerfield
DEERFIELD - A soup and salad dinner, hosted by Palmy Chapter 114 Order of the Eastern Star, will be served from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Deerfield Masonic Hall, 2380 state Route 225. Cost is $6 which includes a choice of three homemade soups, salad, dessert and beverages. Carryouts are available. Proceeds are used for the chapter's philanthropic efforts which include the Back Door Pantry at the Palmyra United Methodist Church, American Heart Association, American Cancer Society, Masonic Dyslexia Centers, ESTARL Religious Studies Scholarship program.
Columbiana church plans clothing giveaway
COLUMBIANA - The Columbiana United Methodist Church at 210 S. Main St. will hold a free clothing giveaway from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.
Halloween theme for Arby's cruise
SALEM - A Halloween costume and car decoration cruise begins at 3 p.m. Saturday on the Arby's restaurant parking lot. Special awards will be given for the best costume in three categories, ages 2 to 12; 13 to 18; and 19 up. Goodie bags will be given to the first 100 people through the tent area. The Aut-Mori Grotto clown unit will perform from 4 to 6 p.m. The public is invited.
Smith Grange plans country breakfast
BELOIT -A country breakfast will be served from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday at Smith Grange. Cost is $6 for adults and $3 for children. Carryouts are available.
Sinus treatment topic in Columbiana
COLUMBIANA - Otolaryngologist Wayland Wong M.D., will present a free educational program about sinus treatment on Oct. 15 at the Das Dutch Village Inn, 150 E. state Route 14. At 6:30 p.m., participants can view displays and complete a paper sinus screening assessment, and then Dr. Wong will present "New Trends in Sinus Treatment" at 7 p.m. Light refreshments will be provided and participants will have an opportunity to register for door prizes that may be helpful in providing sinus symptom relief. To register contact Salem Community Hospital's marketing department at 330-332-7511.
Dr. Wong is affiliated with SCH's medical staff. His office is located on the second floor of the Salem Medical Center, 2094 E. State St., Suite A, Salem; 330-337-4900.
Fall festival planned at Parkside
COLUMBIANA - Parkside Health Care Center at 930 E. Park Ave. is hosting a fall festival for all ages from 1 to 4 p.m. Oct. 26. Trick-or-treating for ages up to 12 begins at 1:30 p.m. Prizes will be awarded for best costume. The event offers food, a petting zoo, face painting and Chinese auction. For more information call Alycia Gates at 330-482-5547.
Candidates night set at West Branch
BELOIT- The West Branch High School Student Council will host a "Meet the Candidates for School Board Night" on at 7 p.m. Oct. 14 in the middle school cafeteria. The event is free and open to the public. There are seven candidates currently running for three seats on the school board. Candidates include Kathy Brown, Eric Glista, James Laut Jr., Robert McFerren, Glenda Sharp, Earl Trimmer and John Wallace.
Each of the candidates will be asked questions by the West Branch Student Council members in the formal part of the evening. After the formal question and answer section, the Student Council will host a cookies and punch reception to allow audience members to talk informally with the school board candidates.
West Branch Local Schools also has a .75 percent school district income tax levy on the Nov. 5 ballot. The Levy Committee will also have information available that evening.
Christmas program registration set
COLUMBIANA - The Columbiana Way Station at 769 Springfield Road will begin pre-registrations for its annual Adopt-a-Family Christmas Program. Families interested in assistance for the holiday may sign-up from 9 a.m. to noon Oct. 14; from 5 to 7 p.m. Oct. 16; and 1 to 3 p.m. Oct. 17.
The Columbiana site will cover the following areas: 44408, 44455 and 44441 (Beaver Local schools only). Bring a birth certificate or Social Security card for each child and proof of residency. Children, ages 0-18 years (as long as they are still in high school) may participate.
The East Liverpool Way Station will have sign-ups at the same time as the monthly October food distribution, from noon to 2 p.m. Oct. 24. The location of the East Liverpool pre-registrations is 125 W. Fifth St., East Liverpool. Families from the following towns may sign-up in East Liverpool: East Liverpool, Calcutta, Wellsville, Salineville, Hammondsville, Newell and Chester, W. Va. Pick-up times for Christmas items will be announced to participants at a later time. For more information call 330-482-5072.
Swiss steak supper offered in Berlin Center
BERLIN CENTER - The Berlin Ellsworth Ruritan Club is serving a Swiss steak supper from 4 to 7 p.m. Nov. 2 at the Western Reserve High School on state Route 224. The dinner is family-style, all-you-can-eat and includes Swiss steak, mashed potatoes, corn, applesauce, roll and dessert. Cost is $10 in advance, $11 at the door, $5 for children ages 4 to 10 and free for 3 and under. Advance tickets may be purchased from any Ruritan member, at Denny's Auto Supply, 6999 S. Pricetown Road, or 330-547-4027. There also will be a homemade baking contest prior to the dinner. To participate in the contest call Denny Furman at 330-547-4027.
188 cats, dogs vaccinated for rabies
LISBON - Wesley Vins, Columbiana County Health Department commissioner, reported that a total of 188 dogs and cats were vaccinated for rabies at the recent rabies prevention clinic held at the Columbiana County Career and Technical Center. Vaccinations were given by Dr. Gordon Schmucker, D.V.M. and his staff from the Lisbon Veterinary Clinic Inc. It is anticipated that another rabies prevention clinic will be held next spring.
Scavenger hunt planned at Lepper Library
LISBON - Lepper Library has a scavenger hunt for all ages. Participants in the hunt will locate the buildings where the former businesses were housed in the 1960s, provide the address, and identify the business that is located there now. A list of businesses may be picked up at the library beginning Oct. 14. Individuals and teams must submit their completed entry by 3 p.m. Oct. 19. Teams may not have more than four members. Winners will be determined based on accuracy, creativity, and originality. Contestants may use photographs, drawings or sketches, but the entry must show the buildings. Only print copies may be submitted for judging.
Resources are available at the Lepper Library during regular hours, the Lisbon Historical Society from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 15, the old Olympian yearbooks and neighbors, relatives, and friends who lived in Lisbon in the 1960s.
Veterans Day program set in Columbiana
COLUMBIANA - Schools in Columbiana will present a Veterans Day program on Nov. 11. Fourth graders at Dixon Elementary will present the musical, "A Dixon USO Show" at 10 a.m. Refreshments will be served following the program. All area veterans are invited and asked to register by calling Megan Cowan at 330-482-5355 Ext. 34525 before Nov. 4.
Columbiana High School and South Side Middle will combine and present a program at 1:30 p.m. in the high school gym. A brief reception will follow the program. To register call 330-482-3818 Ext. 34525.
Salem VFW announces scholarships
SALEM - Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 892 is announcing its scholarship contests. The theme for the Voice of Democracy contest is "Why I'm Optimistic About Our Nation's Future." All students enrolled in grades nine through 12 are eligible to participate. Participants are asked to record a three to five-minute essay on a cassette or CD on this year's theme and label the cassette or CD with their name. Type a copy of the essay. Complete the entry form found at the VFW website. The national fist place winner receives a $30,000 scholarship and department first place receives $7,000.
The theme for the Patriot's Pen is "What Patriotism Means to Me." All students enrolled in grades six through eight are eligible to participate. Participants are asked to write and type a 300-400 word essay on the theme in English, and with no color or graphics. Complete the entry form found at the VFW website.The national first place winner receives a $10,000 scholarship and department first place winner receives $1,500.
The deadline for both programs is Nov. l. For more information contact Post 892 Commander Doug Brannon or Ladies Auxiliary President Liz Sweely at 330-337-8015.
African Americans in Civil War is topic
SALEM - With emphasis on the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, the Salem Historical Society will present another relevant program at today's meeting, "The Road to Freedom, African Americans in the Civil War," by Paula Gidjunis. This presentation describes what African Americans, both men and women, did to support the Civil War such as spies, scouts, nurses, journalists, teachers, and soldiers. It will cover the battlefield and also the home front. Gidjunis, an instructor at the Civil War Institute at Manor College, retired from teaching middle school social studies and now works as a part-time bookkeeper. She is on the boards of the Historical Society of Montgomery County, Pa. and the Delaware Valley Civil War Round Table and chairs their Preservation Committee. She has worked to open a museum in LaMott, Pa. to honor African American soldiers who fought during the Civil War. She has a bachelor's of arts in history/education, a certificate in historical reservation, and a master's in business administration. She is currently working on a master's in history at LaSalle University and her thesis is on the 128th PA Volunteer Infantry. The meeting begins at 7 p.m. in the Dale Shaffer Library meeting room, 239 S. Lundy Ave. For information call 330-337-8514.