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December 1, 2013
Salem News

Deerfield Historical Society to host Monday dance

DEERFIELD - Deerfield Historical Society's "first Monday" dance will be held from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Monday at the Deerfield Town Hall, 1450 state Route 14. Refreshments are available for purchase. Admission is $3 per person.

United Quilt Guild to hold Christmas party Dec. 3

LEETONIA - United Quilt Guild will hold its Christmas party at 6:15 p.m. Dec. 3 at the Leetonia Community Public Library. Those attending are to bring filled Christmas stockings for United Local students. A trunk show will be presented.

American Legion Aux. 76 discusses monthly donations

SEBRING - The Sebring American Legion Post 76 Ladies Auxiliary met recently with President Judy Hubbs presiding. It was announced that one box of coupons was mailed to the Germany Commissary.

The children's Christmas party, for children of legion members only, will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Dec. 7. Members will be wrapping gifts for the party at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 6.

Members discussed the monthly donation that is sent to the Youngstown Veterans Clinic and decided to donate more each month.

The next meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 11 featuring the annual Christmas party. Members are asked to bring a coverdish to share.

First Church of Nazarene to host Santa's Workshop

SALEM - Santa's Workshop will be open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 6 and 7 at "In Christ's Hands Workshop" at the Salem First Church of the Nazarene, 1431 N. Ellsworth Ave. There will be many handmade crafts such as blankets, scarves, framed puzzle pictures, candles, wreaths, greeting cards, and many different Christmas decorations. A large selection and display of games for children and individuals of all ages, along with a variety of puzzles with themes for everyone's tastes, are available.

Several varieties of Christmas cookies and baked goods are available. Proceeds go to In Christ's Hands Workshop and Compassionate Ministry Center for Adult Developmental Disabilities.

Seven and One Club meets, plans for progressive dinner

SALEM - The Seven and One Club met Wednesday evening at the home of Mrs. Fred Weingart. Guests included Tracy Dearth and Mrs. Weingart's niece, Mrs. Steve Tingley and her 3-month-old son, Eli.

The hostess served a turkey casserole and vegetables. Games of 500 were played and prizes won by Mrs. Jack Bruderly, first place; Mrs. Gerald Mincks, second; Mrs. Herb Bott, low; and Mrs. John Hively, travel. Members made final plans for the progressive dinner while enjoying baked apples for dessert. The progressive dinner starts at 6 p.m. Dec. 8 at the Bruderly home, and then to the Hively home in New Waterford for the main course and dessert.

The next club night begins at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 18 at the Mincks' home featuring the Christmas get together with dinner, cards, a cookie swap and Christmas card exchange.

DARE announces December slate of activities

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

Dec. 3, 10, 17: Dance classes, Judy Conti's, Austintown, 7 p.m.

Dec. 6, 27: Movies 8, lobby, Shops of Boardman Park, 6:30 p.m.

Dec. 11: Volunteer at Second Harvest Food Bank, 5-7 p.m.

Dec. 12: $10 gift exchange at the church, 7:30 p.m.

Dec. 13: Card night at Denny's in Boardman, 6-10 p.m.

Dec. 18, 21: Bowling at Wedgewood Lanes, 7 p.m.

Dec. 19: Model train display night at the church, 7:30 p.m.

Dec. 26: Pizza and cookie night at the church, 7:30 p.m.

Dec. 30: Meet-up at Mocha House, 7 p.m.

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

Winona Ruritan Club holds November meeting

WINONA - Thirty-two members attended the Winona Ruritan Club's dinner meeting on Nov. 19 at the Winona United Methodist Church. Treasurer Bob s Doyle Sr. gave his detailed October financial report that included numbers on the latest pancake and sausage breakfast. Songleader Elmer R. Stamp led the group in singing "Happy Birthday" to November birthday honorees, Rob Donaldson, Wayne Herron and Leonard Lance. President Homer Althouse announced that the club roster and schedule for 2014 will be distributed at the Dec. 17 Christmas meeting. Entertainment will be provided by Flight of United High School. Cost is $15 per person. Hors'douvres will be served at 6:30 p.m. followed by dinner at 7 p.m. The club will make additional donations to the Salem Salvation Army and Hanoverton Salvation Army.

R-Weigh weight groups recognize weekly winners

SALEM - The R-Weigh weight support groups met at 1 and 5 p.m. Monday at the First Friends church. The afternoon group's $2 good loser award went to Annie Katz who also was awarded $5 for reaching her goal weight. The $2 goalie of the week award went to JoAnne Bogdan.

The Turkey Gobblers tied the Turkey Trotters with both groups winning the "Feed Your Turkey" contest. Turkey Trotter Sylvia Eller, Sandy McGarr, Rachel Weaver and Bogdan won $4 each. Turkey Gobbler Carol Jules, Annie Katz and Sue Carver won $5 each.

The members are reminded to bring items for the "Get $1 to spend for every pound lost since January auction" to be held on Monday.

The evening group's $2 good loser awards went to Sharon Bigalow, Patty Hartman and Barb Smith. The $2 goalie of the week award went to Jo Carol Gray and the $1.00 runner-up award went to Peggy Kurtz. Karen Pauline presided at the meeting and Linda Lude did a program on "Heart Healthy Eating". Kurtz gave the inspiration for the week. The Bright Feathers fed their turkey more quarters than the Hot Trotters and won the contest. Bright Feathers Donna Greenamyer, Birdie Reinhart, Ruth Ann Hall, Ruth Miller, Bigalow and Kurtz each received $6. Hot Trotters Jesse Rea, Rita Olenic, Hartman, Smith and Gray each received $3.

The Christmas party will be next week at the church with Ala Carte catering the dinner. Members are to bring items for the church pantry in lieu of a gift exchange. Weigh-ins will be from 5 to 5:45 p.m. with dinner at 6 p.m.

New members are welcome at no charge to visit. For information call 330-332-1078.

Community Christian Women to meet for lunch Dec. 9

COLUMBIANA - Community Christian Women will meet on Dec. 9 at the Nazarene Church in Columbiana. The Senior High Coral Group from Heartland Christian School will present Christmas music. The meeting begins with a lunch at 12:30 p.m. Cost is $6.

Reservations should be made with your church representative or by calling Carolyn Beck at 330-482-2155, Helen Winegord at 330-482-2153 or Lois Weyman at 330-482-2776. Every one attending is encouraged to bring staple items for the Way Station. All area women are invited to attend.

DKG Alpha Iota Chapter honors longtime members

LISBON- The November meeting of the Alpha Iota Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma was recently held at the Chef's Table in Lisbon with 28 members in attendance.

Devotions were provided by Alana Bittner. Treasurer, Sharon Walker, recognized Gayle Noel (30 years) and Nancy Dicken (25 years) with pins signifying their years of DKG membership.

Mary Lou Hays, webmaster, encouraged members to provide additional information for the chapter's website,

Jackie Mercer, a teacher at Crestview High School and member of Alpha Iota presented the program "Teaching English and the Common Core" and proudly displayed the medal she earned for running in a half-marathon at Disney World.

The next meeting will be held on Dec. 11 at the East Palestine Presbyterian Church with each member bringing a new toy for donation to the Christina House.

Stocking stuffers offered in Salem

SALEM - The Senior Fun Day Committee, The Donald R. Cook Family and Wedgewood Pizza of Salem will be offering free stocking stuffers. Stockings are age appropriate from age 3-10 (limit of one stocking per child). To reserve a stocking, call 330-337-7674 from 2 to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Stocking stuffers are available to the first 150 callers. Pick-up place and times will be given upon reservations of stocking stuffers. Businesses or organizations interested in donating or receiving more information are asked to call Adam Cook at 330-337-7674.



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