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October 13, 2013
Salem News

Salineville church to host trunk or treat

SALINEVILLE - Salineville United Methodist Church Youth Groups are holding a trunk or treat/car show from 1 to 4 p.m. Oct. 20 at the Kiwanis Park. For more information call Nicole Grimm at 330-679-2351.

Quilt group to learn about holiday crafts

CANFIELD - That Quilt Group I Belong To will meet at 7 p.m. Oct. 15 at Fair Park. Doors are open from 1 to 5 p.m. for those who wish to work on charity quilts. The speaker is Sandy Lord from The Gallery in Mercer, Pa. She will discuss new holiday quilting and crafting projects. All quilters in the Mahoning Valley are invited.

R-Weigh recognizes weight loss winners

SALEM - The R-Weigh weight support groups met at 1 and 5 p.m. Monday at the First Friends Church. Good losers for the week were Edie Sternburg, Jennifer Walker, Sara Smith and Jeri Hefner. Shirley Dias, Eleanor Billet and Judy Catlett were the goalies. Clip award dollars went to Diane Hart, Linda Lude, Walker and Billet.

The afternoon eighth-grade class and the evening junior class had the most losses and each received $1. All members losing a pound or more and goals staying the same or losing receive $1 during October in the school contest. New members are welcome. For more information call 330-332-1078.

Saxon Club to host 'Taste of Germany'

SALEM - The Salem Saxon Club at 1980 Newgarden Road is having "A Taste of Germany" reservation only dinner on Nov. 8. Seatings are open at 5, 6 and 7:30 p.m. Cost is $15 per person. The menu consists of bean puree and green bean soup, wilted lettuce, homemade bread, bratwurst, sauerkraut and pigs, pork schnitzel, spetzle, German potato salad and hunklich/kuchen. German beer and wine are available. Reservations are due by Nov. 1 by calling Flo Spack at 330-337-3652 or Annette Howard at 330-332-1141.

Weingart Cousins observe milestones

SALEM - Salem Hills Golf and Country Club was the setting when 17 members of the Weingart Cousins met earlier this month. Birthdays and anniversaries were observed. The next breakfast begins at 9 a.m. Nov. 12.

Winona Ruritans to hold elections

SALEM - Elections will be held when the Winona Ruritan Club meets at 7 p.m. Oct. 22 at the Winona United Methodist Church. At a previous meeting at Willow Grove Grange, 26 members attended. Treasurer Robert Doyle Sr. gave the monthly financial report which was approved as given. Songleader Elmer R. Stamp led the group in singing "Happy Birthday" to the following members: Jim Coy, Gordon Dawes and Bob Lance. Tom Sanor gave a report from the nominating committee for officers and directors for 2014.

Whispering Pines to host cancer event

COLUMBIANA - A breast cancer awarness program begins at 2 p.m. Oct. 18 at Whispering Pines Village, 937 E. Park Ave. A representative from the Joanie Abdu Comprehensive Breast Care Center in Boardman will speak.

Renowned watercolor artist to speak at metroparks

YOUNGSTOWN - Internationally renowned watercolor artist Gary Bukovnik returns to Fellows Riverside Gardens in Mill Creek MetroParks. Eternal Spring, a collection of his vibrant, not-so-still-life botanical watercolors are on exhibit in the Weller Gallery in the Gardens through Nov. 10. This exhibit comes to Youngstown courtesy of the Bonfoey Gallery in Cleveland. As part of the exhibit four pieces were painted by Bukovnik specifically for this exhibit in Youngstown. Magnolia, Narcissus, Witch Hazel and Tulips were created from photo images of flowers growing in the Gardens. These paintings were generously donated by him for the purpose of fundraising and will be sold at auction on Oct. 10 during the fundraising event "Watercolors at the Gardens: An Evening with Gary Bukovnik." Paul Boucherle, master of ceremonies for the evening, will preside over auction activities.

This event is co-sponsored by Friends of Fellows Riverside Gardens, Fred Martin Ford and Mercedes Benz, Ohio Structures, RT Vernal Paving and Excavating, Liberty Steel, The Murphy Contracting Company and Michael and Lin Qing Bruno. For information about the Bukovnik exhibit or reservations for Oct. 10, call Fellows Riverside Gardens at 330-740-7116.

Portraits offered for families with disabilities

CANFIELD - Autism Society of Ohio and Mill Creek MetroParks are offering a caring, patient Family Portrait Session for families with disabilities thanks to the generous offer of Positive Light Photography.

The 20-minute per family session will take place outdoors weather permitting, from 8 a.m. to noon Oct. 19 at Mill Creek MetroParks Farm, 7574 Columbiana Canfield Road. A seasonal indoor session will be set up in case of inclement weather.

Reservations will be taken for the three 20-minute slots per hour. The barns will be open and complimentary hayrides offered to participants. Families receive a free sitting and a best choice 5-by-7 inch to be mailed to them within two weeks.

For $10, they will be mailed not only their photo, but a disc of all the professional-level photos taken during their session allowing for personal use and reproduction.

Space is limited. To reserve a spot call 330-501-7553.

Western CC Historical Society meets

HOMEWORTH - The Western Columbiana County Historical Society met at the Middle Sandy Evangelical Presbyterian Church in Homeworth for a business and planning session. President Tiffany McQuilkin called the meeting to order.

Secretary Polly Offenbecher read a letter from the Salem Historical Society. The western museum group donated a brass door knob and hinges that had been given to them. The items were part of the Emeny Mansion in Salem, which had been torn down several years ago. WCCHS curator Pat McArtor reported that the society made it a priority to donate items to other museums where the relics were of more value.

Evaluations of the successful 2013 garden tour were shared. Mr. and Mrs. Bill Johnson were the prize drawing recipients. The award, donated by Barry Kridler, was a night's stay in the cabin at Kridler Gardens in Homeworth. A tentative date for the 2014 garden tour is Saturday, June 12. Offenbecher has been contacted by three people who are interested in participating in next summer's garden tour.

The open house at the WCCHS museum located in Homeworth in August was well attended. One new display was a scrapbook and notebook, created by McArtor, in which World War II soldiers from the area were pictured in their uniforms.

Work has been completed in the basement of the museum building, where walls and doors were removed. The water problem has been mostly eliminated. Painting of the steeple and exterior of the building is now a necessity. Discussion was held about how funding can be procured so the project can move forward.

Some WCCHS members were in attendance for the 200th anniversary celebration of Emmanuel Lutheran Church in North Georgetown on Sept. 29. A tour of the historical St. Michael's Cemetery, located east of the North Georgetown Cemetery, on Gilson Road was part of the day's events. Church and society members, assisted by workers from Knox Township and funds from Butler Township, cleaned the area and improved the roadway. Donald Schneider of North Georgetown, now deceased, initially worked to restore the site, where ancestors from the 1800s were buried.

McQuilkin is updating the society's website. It can be viewed at The next meeting will be held at the home of Phil and Linda McQuilkin in Homeworth, the exact date to be announced in the newsletter.

Salem Masons to host public breakfast

SALEM-A public breakfast buffet will be served from 7:30 to 10 a.m. Oct. 26 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.

Canfield Area AARP to meet Monday

CANFIELD - Canfield Area AARP #3104 will meet at 1 p.m. Monday at the Canfield Presbyterian Church. Blood pressure screening will be available from noon to 12:45 p.m. Richard Scarsella will present a program on Idora Park's heyday and eventual demise.

A bus trip was held for Oct. 9-12 for a fall foilage trip to Kentucky Horse Country which included sight seeing venues, a dinner cruise on the "Spirit of Jefferson" and two shows at Renfro Valley.

Nov. 5 is a mystery trip. For information call 330-533-4413. Guests and non-members are welcome at the meetings and the bus trips.



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