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November 10, 2013
Salem News

Telephone ladies to meet for breakfast

SALEM - Ladies of Ohio Bell-AT&T Telephone Co. will meet for breakfast at 8:30 a.m. Nov. 21 at the Salem Hills Golf and Country Club.

Greenford HS '58 to meet for lunch

GREENFORD - The Greenford High School Class of 1958 will meet for lunch at 11:30 a.m. Nov. 21 at the Salem Hills Golf and Country Club. All class members and friends are welcome.

Salem Elk's auxiliary to host dinner

SALEM - Members of the Ladies Auxiliary of Salem Elk's Lodge #305 are invited to its "Final Farewell Dinner" and Chinese auction at 6 p.m. Nov. 19 in the Grillroom. The menu offers Jello salad, Swiss steak and hot ham, mashed potatoes and gravy, mixed vegetables, rolls, beverages and pumpkin pie. Cost is $10 per person. Reservations are due by Tuesday to Dorothy Yakubek.

New Garden Ladies plan craft show, sale

NEW GARDEN - New Garden Ladies Club will sponsor its annual craft show, bake sale, Chinese auction and white elephant sale from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 16 at the New Garden Methodist Church, 7197 state Route 9. Hot foods and homemade pie will be available for purchase.

Elkrun-Fairfield Homemakers to meet

COLUMBIANA - The Elkrun-Fairfield Homemakers will meet at 10 a.m. Nov. 12 at Southern Terrace Park. A coverdish luncheon will be served. Those attending are reminded to bring scissors.

That Quilt Group to hold meeting

CANFIELD - That Quilt Group I Belong To will meet at 7 p.m. Nov. 19 at Fair Park. Doors are open from 1 to 5 p.m. for those who wish to work on charity quilts.

The "make and take" project this month is an appliqued angel designed from the Dresden plate pattern. Kits are $8 and available by calling President Ginger Mangie at 330-702-0532. Meetings are open to all quilters in the Mahoning Valley, including all skill levels. For membership information call Mangie.

Salem Masons to host public breakfast buffet

SALEM-A public breakfast buffet will be served from 7:30 to 10 a.m. Nov. 23 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.

Winona Ruritans host Haltec official

WINONA - Thirty-two members and a guest attended the Winona Ruritan Club's dinner meeting on Oct. 22 at the Winona Methodist Church. An informational program was presented by club member Brian Bostick, quality control manager at Haltec Corp.

Treasurer Bob Doyle gave his detailed monthly financial report and preliminary report of the recent pancake and sausage breakfast. The next breakfast is March 22.

Elmer R. Stamp, song leader, led the group in singing "Happy Birthday" to Dr. Dennis McArthur. John Gamble made a motion for monetary donations be given to the Goshen-Butler Community Fund, Salem Salvation Army, Hanoverton Salvation Army, United Food Basket, Lone Ranger 4-H Club, Winona Volunteer Fire Department and Willow Grove Grange. Tom Sanor read the slate of officers and a director for the three open positions for 2014: Rob Doyle Jr. for president, Rich Mumford for vice president and Buster Rogowsky for three-year director. President Homer Althouse asked Lee Stamp to check on entertainment for the club's Christmas dinner on Dec. 17.

Mahoning DAR to host U.S. rep

CANFIELD - Congressman Bill Johnson will be the guest speaker when the Mahoning Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution meet on Monday. Lunch will be served prior to the Congressman's presentation at noon at A la Cart Catering in Canfield.

"We are thrilled that Congressman Johnson has accepted our invitation to be our guest speaker on Veterans Day," said Mildred Lumley, chapter regent. "We look forward to sharing this time with him and hearing what he has to say." Johnson represents the Sixth District, which is comprised of 18 counties in Eastern and Southeastern Ohio.

For more information contact Louise Farkas at

R-Weigh recognizes weight loss winners

SALEM - The R-Weigh weight support groups met at 1 and 5 p.m. Oct. 28 and Nov. 4 at the First Friends church.

The good loser at the afternoon group was Sylvia Eller. JoAnne Bogdan and Rachel Weaver were the goalies for the weeks. Helen Baker and Annie Katz won the can-do monetary drawings. In the "Fatten Your Thanksgiving Turkey Contest," the Turkey Trotters fed their turkey more quarters than the Turkey Gobblers.

Good losers at the evening meetings were Jeri Hefner, Barb Smith, Edie Sternburg and Patty Hartman. Lisa Jones, Ruth Miller and Eleanor Billet were the goalies for the weeks. The Hot Trotters fed their turkey more quarters than the Bright Feathers at the evening meeting.

The group with the fattest turkey on Nov. 25 at both groups quarters will be doubled by the treasury and shared by the members losing one and two pounds and the goals five pounds below their goal at both meetings.

Gerry Heffinger presided at the afternoon meeting and Karen Pauline presided at the evening meeting. Peggy Kurtz gave the inspiration for the week at the evening meeting.

Heffinger presented a program on "Did you get your flu shot?" and if not then the seven foods you need to eat to ward off getting the flu. New members are welcome. For more information call 330-332-1078.

Butler Grange holds monthly meeting

SALEM - Ida Zepernick presided when Butler Grange met recently. Myrtle Bailey gave a synopsis of a Thomas Sowell news article.

The grange made 1,772 apple dumplings. Special thanks was extended to Mountain Dew Orchards for the apples and the volunteers who helped make the project a success: Donald Altenhof; Danielle and Doyle Burch; Cork and Dona Hardgrove; Sally Hays; Jay Lafferre; Helen, Emma and Michael McCalla; Janice Ramus; Mary Ellen Rist; Joan Sanor; Joann Sanor; Norm Seely; Caleb and Kevin Swope; Mary Jane Weaver; Calvin and Margaret Zimmerman; a total of 340 1/4 volunteer hours. Bailey provided soup for lunch each day. Also grangers Sue Hippely and Ruth Ann Altenhof added 76 hours.

Altenhof presented the program: "Brain teasers and Riddles." Zepernick offered cookies and Halloween candy treats. A flock of chickens and a goat was ordered from Heifer International to provide livestock and training to underprivileged people around the world.

The annual oyster dinner and long-term membership recognition begins at noon Dec. 7.

Choir practice set

DAMASCUS- A community choir practice in preparation for "Light Up Damascus" will be held at 3 p.m. Nov. 24 at the Damascus United Methodist Church.

Piano students present recital

SALEM- The students of Jaccie Samu presented a Halloween Piano Recital Oct. 20 at the Holy Trinity Lutheran Church. Recitalists included Kennedy Close, Emily Manski, Olivia May, Ryan Harris (first recital), Olivia Hoffman, Elizabeth McCune, Brendan Cole (first recital), Andrew Wilson, Sydney Penick, Jaiden Hancock, Max Skidmore, Madeline Hinkle, Cory Penick and Samantha Wilson. Samu presented certificates following the recital.

United FFA attends convention

HANOVERTON - Members of United Local Future Farmers of America attended the 86th national FFA convention over the weekend of Nov. 2. The national FFA convention is the largest convention, bringing in 62,998 attendees this year. Students, teachers and guests stayed in 136 hotels within a 75-mile radius of Louisville throughout the week. United had several graduates receive their American degrees. The American degree is the highest degree awarded with in the FFA organization. Degree recipients from United are Alex Hull, Chance Ramsey, Rebecca Swope and Abram Zehentbauer.

Whispering Pines achieves excellence

COLUMBIANA-Whispering Pines Village achieved excellence in a deficiency-free annual survey with the Ohio Department of Health for the fourth consecutive year. This achievement could not have come without the dedication and team effort from the compassionate and caring staff.

WB grad takes top honors in Indiana music competition

MUNCIE, Ind. -Carson Weingart, a senior piano performance major at Ball State University in Muncie, recently won first place in the Music Teachers National Association's Young Artist Competition for the State of Indiana. The competition was held on Oct. 5 at Ball State University. He is the son of Dr. Scott and Shelley Weingart of Salem and a member of St. Paul Catholic Church in Salem.

Carson won the competition in his age division (19-26 years old) and will now represent the state of Indiana in the Divisional Competitions to be held on Jan. 10, 2014, at Baldwin Wallace University in Ohio.

Last spring, Carson took first-place honors in the Ball State University Concerto Competition and won an opportunity to spend a week performing in Osaka, Japan. He also performed a solo piano concert for the Alliance Concert Association last March.

This past June, Carson and fellow pianist and West Branch High School graduate Jarred Walker performed a duo piano concert of music from movies and Broadway musicals in the style of legendary pianists Ferrante and Teischer. "An Evening with Carson and Jarred, Act II" was held two nights at the West Branch Community Auditorium and drew crowds of over 700 people.

At Ball State University, Carson is a double major in piano performance and business administration and currently serves as president of the Ball State Students Honors Council.



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