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February 9, 2014
Salem News

SHS '57 girls to meet for lunch

SALEM - Girls of the Salem High School Class of 1957 will meet for lunch at noon Feb. 20 at Annabell's restaurant.

SHS Class of '71 to have breakfast

SALEM - The Salem High School Class of 1971 plans to meet for breakfast at 9 a.m. Feb. 15 at Adele's Place.

Salem UCT 590 to meet Feb. 12

SALEM - Salem United Commercial Travelers, Council #590, will meet for dinner at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Perkins Restaurant. The business session follows.

SARW to meet for lunch Thursday

SALEM - Salem Area Retired Workers are invited to a lunch meeting at noon Thursday in the clubhouse at Lincoln Place Apartments.

Busy Bees 4-Hers to meet Tuesday

GREENFORD - The Greenford Busy Bees 4-H Club will hold its first meeting of the year at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Greenford Bobcat Space Center on state Route 165. All youth ages 5 to 18 are invited. For more information contact Terri Dance at 330-533-7960 or Shirley Kellgreen at 330-540-5487.

Garden club kicks off 2014

DAMASCUS - The Damascus Garden Club, a member of the Garden Club of Ohio Inc., met at the home of hostess Sandy Kilmer for its January meeting. Thirteen members were present to begin 2014's activities which marks the 61st year of the club's operation. Marcia Clark was welcomed as a guest. Co-hostesses were Rhonda Mitchell, Peggy Stoffer, Val Knoedler, Marcia Spack and Lee Kuentz.

Kilmer presented and reviewed the club's 2014 yearbook. The theme for the year's activities is "ABC's The Alphabet Soup of Gardening." The club will undertake two special projects for the year: the restoration of the Damascus Post Office garden and the Damascus Garden Club Flower Show scheduled for Aug. 16.

A note from past president Marilyn Wingett was read. A thank-you from Dave Wingett, past president of the Damascus Ruritan Club, was also read. He expressed his appreciation to the club for providing the table decorations for the Ruritan's December dinner. A note from the Damascus Ruritan Club was read. The club also expressed its appreciation for the donated table decorations.

Committee reports: Awards: Pat Hoopes will send in the club's 2013 press book for consideration. Conservation: Knoedler discussed the need to take down the outside Christmas decorations which Mitchell started doing so on Jan. 10. Community Care: Wingett reported that Marty Hollinger will provide the bud vases for the January Red Cross blood drive at the Damascus United Methodist Church. Sunshine: Members are reminded to contact Darlene Lane if they know of a member who should be sent a greeting.

Old business: The sign announcing Light Up Damascus that was displayed in Betty Bircher's yard for the season will be stored by Wingett.

New business: Kilmer motioned to make a donation to the Damascus Friends Church for their printing of the 2014 yearbook which was approved. A discussion about how to finance the club's yearbook was held. Kilmer referenced Article V, Section 2 of the by-laws. The possibility of a finance committee focusing on the cost of preparing and printing the yearbook was brought up. It was decided that the issue be tabled until later. Wingett informed the members of the Beech Creek Garden Symposium events to be held Feb. 15.

Hoopes presented January's program titled "Air-An Environmental Quiz." A luncheon followed. The next meeting is Feb. 13 at the Damascus Friends Church.

R-Weigh groups reward winners

SALEM - The R-Weigh weight support groups met at 1 and 5 p.m. Monday at the First Friends Church. A loss of 38 pounds was recorded for the week. Gerry Heffinger presided at the afternoon meeting and did a program on "Make Nuts Your Smart Snacking Choice" and eat the "Five Age Fighting Foods." Shirley Dias presented Helen Baker and Joyce Sanders with the monetary good loser award and Patty Miles with the goalie of the week award. Sandy McGarr recorded the minutes and Sylvia Eller collected the monthly dues. Francie Tuel introduced Nancy Hough as a new member.

Heffinger presided at the evening meeting and Barb Smith did an eye opening program on fat cells vs muscles cells and a group discussion followed. Wilma Grams recorded the minutes and Patty Pim collected the monthly dues.

Patty Hartman and Ruth Miller presented Donna Greenamyer, Rita O'Lenic, Susan Cain and Pauline Zirkle with the monetary good loser awards. Jennifer Walker reached her one-fourth way to goal and received a monetary award. Diane Hart did the measurements and will do them on the first Monday of each month. Heffinger announced at both meetings that all members losing 4 net pounds and goals 5 pounds below goal on Feb. 24 for the month of February will receive their March $10 dues paid. A new contest with members' Feb. 10 weight will start Feb. 17 through March 10. Details will be given next week. New members and rejoining members are welcome. For more information call 330-332-1078.



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