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December 22, 2013
Salem News

Salem High School '71 to meet

SALEM - The Salem High School Class of 1971 will meet for dinner at 6 p.m. Jan. 3 at Big Dog's Seafood, Steak and Ale. For more information call Dorothy Conser at 330-831-2273.

Weingart Cousins observe milestones

SALEM - Salem Hills Golf and Country Club was the setting when the Weingart Cousins met recently. Fourteen people attended. Birthdays and anniversaries were observed. The next breakfast begins at 9 a.m. Jan. 14.

SCH Auxiliary to hold meeting

SALEM - The Salem Community Hospital Auxiliary meeting begins at 9:30 a.m. Jan. 9 in the small dining room off the hospital cafeteria. Speaker Ginger Grilli will present "Early Women Physicians of Salem." The public is invited to attend.

New Year's Eve Salem scheduled

SALEM - The New Year's Eve Salem's annual celebration is slated from 6 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Dec. 31 featuring Steel Drum, Bluegrass and Rock and Roll music at the Masonic Temple. Gospel music will be presented at the Episcopal Church of Our Savior and children's events and music at the Memorial Building. Each venue will have food and beverages available for purchase. Tickets are available at local outlets and at the door on Dec. 31.

Fairfield Ruritans host Ladies Night

COLUMBIANA - Ladies Night was observed when the Fairfield Township Ruritan Club met Nov. 21 at Heck's Restaurant. Eighteen members and 21 guests were present. John McGeehan led members in the singing of "America." Wayne Holtom delivered the invocation.

Thank-you cards were received from both the Columbiana Light Show Committee and the Salem Community Pantry for the club's continued support.

It was announced that the club's permanent barbecue pit had been relocated to Holtom's house, and a storage building had been erected there to store materials.

President Rick Urmson presented the President's Award to the Urmson brothers, Wayne and Dennis, for their work, particularly in organizing this year's classic and antique car show.

George Crook led fellowship and a light-hearted quiz for the lady guests present. Winners received $2 bills and centerpieces. Musical entertainment was provided by God's Quad.

R-Weigh groups hold meetings

SALEM - Sandy McGarr and Sue Carver planned and prepared the R-Weigh afternoon group's Christmas party with a buffet dinner at Adele's Place with a lot of fun and many surprises on Monday. Carver and McGarr led the members in a wine toast to the leader Gerry Heffinger and Carter created and presented her with an album of pictures of past meetings from the members. Gag gifts were passed in a circle in the Mr. and Mrs. Right or is it Left game with many laughs enjoyed by all. The gift exchange was either choose one or steal one from another member. Francie Tuel won the jar full of candy for guessing its contents. The champagne glass centerpieces topped with a votive candle were won by JoAnne Bogdan, Joyce Sanders and Heffinger. McGarr read a Christmas story and the members sang "We Wish you a Merry Christmas." When leaving, McGarr and Carter gave everyone a Christmas gift and Sylvia Eller gave each one a live pink or red rose.

Colleen Wafler and Lisa Jones conducted the play money auction at the evening group. The good losers were Patty Hartman, Sharon Bigalow and Barb Smith. Angie Reichle, Jo Carol Gray and Peggy Kurtz were the goalies for the week. Hartman recaptured her goal weight and she and Donna Greenamyer earned the eight weeks of losing monetary award. Birthday monetary awards went to Nancy Stryffeler and Eleanor Billet. Wafler received the losing over her vacation monetary award.

The 1 p.m. group enjoyed a low-fat, low-calorie luncheon on Monday with October, November and December birthday members Helen Baker, Evelyn Peters, Joyce Sanders and JoAnne Bogdan bringing the food.

The members at both groups will be paid $1 per pound for their December losses on Monday. There will be no meetings on Dec. 23 and 30 because of the holidays. Regular meetings with new members invited will resume on Jan. 6, 2014.

On Dec. 16, the afternoon group celebrated birthdays with a low-calorie, low-fat luncheon. "Happy Birthday" was sung to Helen Baker, Evelyn Peters, Joyce Sanders and JoAnne Bogdan. Rachel Weaver and Bogdan were the goalies for the week. The dollar clip awards went to Annie Katz, Sue Carver, Patty Mills, Bogdan and Weaver.

Karen Pauline presided at the evening meeting and Peggy Kurtz gave the inspiration for the week. Linda Lude presented a program on "The Checklist for Eating Out and Eating Healthy." The dollar clip awards went to Edie Sternburg, Barb Smith, Ruth Ann Hall, Jeri Hefner, Lisa Jones, Ruth Miller, Jesse Rea and Kurtz.

There will be no meetings on Dec. 23 and 30 because of the Christmas holidays. Meetings will resume on Jan. 6 with each member asked to bring a new or previous member to the meeting.

DARE?January slate announced

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.

Jan. 3, 17: Lobby of Movies 8, Shops of Boardman Park, 6:30 p.m.

Jan. 4, 18: Bowling at Wedgewood Lanes, 7 p.m.

Jan. 7, 14, 21, 28: Dance class, 7 p.m., Judy Conti's in Austintown.

Jan. 8: Volunteer at Second Harvest Food Bank, 5-7 p.m.

Jan. 10, 31: Card Night at Denny's in Boardman, 6-10 p.m.

Jan. 15: Practice bowling night at Wedgewood Lanes, 7 p.m.

Jan. 20: Meet-Up at Barnes & Noble in Boardman, 7 p.m.

Jan. 25: Indoor picnic in Boardman Park, Beard Cabin, 6-10 p.m.

Jan. 29: Practice bowling night at Wedgewood Lanes, 7 p.m.

Jan. 30: Re-gifting night at the church, 7:30 p.m.

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

AMVETS to host dance

SALEM - The public is invited to a New Year's Eve dance from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Dec. 31 at AMVETS Post 45, 750 S. Broadway Ave.

Admission is free for members and $5 for non-members which includes food, noisemakers, party hats, etc. Music will be provided by Damaged Goods.

Classic film showings set

COLUMBIANA - Classic movies from the 40's, 50's and 60's will be screened, free of charge, from 2 to 4 p.m. on the second Wednesday of every month in the Salchow Room at the Columbiana Public Library, 332 N. Middle St. The next movie is slated Jan. 8.

Salem Masons breakfast set

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



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