Weingart Cousins meet for breakfast
SALEM - The Weingart Cousins breakfast group met recently with 14 in attendance. The next breakfast is slated July 8.
SHS Class of 1969 to host reunion
SALEM - The Salem High School Class of 1969 will host its 45th-year reunion featuring a weekend full of events and activities on Aug. 1, 2 and 3. There is no charge for events. Donations will be taken at all three to help cover costs and add to a class gift to the Salem High School Alumni Association. Activities kick off on Aug. 1 with a casual evening at 6 p.m. at 1177 N. Lincoln Ave. The meal and beer, sodas and water will be provided. Attendees may bring their favorite beverages.
A casual evening is also planned on Aug. 2 at the Italian Club on Penn Avenue with a meal and cash bar beginning at 6 p.m. Anyone interested in playing golf on Aug. 2 is asked to contact Bob Beeson at 330-332-0991. Anyone interested in taking the Salem Historical Society's Underground Railroad Trolley Tour on Aug. 2 is asked to contact Jeanette Stone at 330-881-1290. Cost for this is $10 per person. A total of 15 people are needed for this tour in order for Stone to make the reservation. A brunch will be served beginning at 10 a.m. Aug. 3 at 1177 N. Lincoln Ave.
Anyone interested in attending the reunion on Aug. 2 via Skype is asked to contact Georgia Duhan Hopkins at 330-277-7730 so a time can be arranged. Reservations are not required for the events, but are appreciated by contacting Georgia Duhan Hopkins at email@example.com, SHS Class of 69 Facebook Page or 330-277-7730.
Addresses, phone and/or email addresses are needed for the following classmates: Kathy Aikens Leonard, Rick Alexander, Roger Barnes, Dennis Briggs, Marsha Catlos Stanley, Colleen Cowan Price, Mike Coy, Jerry Filler, Roberta McCartney Morrison, Diane Miller Opinski, Dennis Perry, Colleen Pitts, Walt Simpson, Troy Sowers, Bob Sprowl, Beverly Stoffer and Mike Walker. Contact information may be forwarded to Hopkins at P.O. Box 822, Salem.
Elkton Area Reunion scheduled for July 13
ELKTON - The 12th annual Elkton Area Reunion will be held on July 13 in the Lisbon Presbyterian Church basement on East Chestnut Street. A picnic dinner of meat, salad, dessert and beverages will be served at 2 p.m. Anyone wishing to bring a coverdish is encouraged to do so, but it is not necessary. Reservations are required by calling Penny Harrold at 330-424-5302 before July 9.
Salem Masons to host public breakfast buffet
SALEM-A public breakfast buffet will be served from 7:30 to 10 a.m. June 28 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.
Church Women United to host clothing drive
SALEM - Church Women United is again hosting its back-to-school clothing sign-ups at the Emmanuel Lutheran Church Education Building, 251 S. Broadway Ave.
The program is open to children of low-income families residing in the Salem School District who are entering Head Start through eighth grade this fall. The parent/guardian is required to bring two proofs of income and residency, the child's name, age, birth date and school grade.
Sign-ups will be held from 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 3 p.m. July 23 and 24; from 9 a.m. to noon and 3 to 6 p.m. July 25; and 1 to 3 and 4 to 6 p.m. July 31. Childcare is not provided.
R-Weigh weight groups reward weekly winners
SALEM - The R-Weigh weight support groups met at 1 and 5 p.m. Monday at the First Friends Church. A loss of 32 pounds was recorded for the week. Gerry Heffinger presided at the afternoon meeting and Kay Swanson did a program on "Did You Know" about various foods. Swanson was the good loser and Sue Carver was the goalie for the week. The Happy Hitters beat the Salem Sluggers 8 to 5, winning the baseball game. Patty Miles wrote and led the Hitters' cheer and Carver wrote and led the Sluggers' cheer. Each team has won a game to date.
Barb Smith presided at the evening meeting and did a program on "Six Ways to Snack Yourself Skinny." Pauline Zirkle and Marsha Laut were the good losers and Jesse Rea was the goalie for the week. Peggy Kurtz earned the birthday monetary award. Marie Ray reached her goal weight and is a recap goal member. Diane's Diamond Dolls beat the Disney Divas 25 to 18, winning the baseball game. Each team has won a game to date. Chris Learn wrote and led the cheer for the Divas and Linda Lude wrote and led the cheer for the Dolls. Prospective new members are invited to visit at any time at no charge. For more information call 330-332-1078.
Garden club meets, hears from committees
DAMASCUS - The June 12 meeting of the Damascus Garden Club, a member of the Garden Club of Ohio Inc., was held in the Canyon Room of the Damascus Friends Church. First Vice President Sandy Kilmer opened the meeting with greetings to the 15 members present. Janie Morkel and Sandy Brewer were welcomed as guests. "Happy Birthday" wishes were extended to Marilyn Brumbaugh. The Wilderness Center in Wilmot sent an announcement of its Founder's Day Ice Cream Social on June 21. Members of the West Branch Academic Recognition Banquet Committee expressed their appreciation for the club's donation to the banquet. The National Garden Clubs Inc. sent a "Keeping in Touch" newsletter.
Committee reports were as follows: Conservation: Val Knoedler, Rhonda Mitchell and Marilyn Wingett prepared the post office garden for Memorial Day and National Garden Week. June 23 will be a workday at the post office garden. Members are to meet there at 9:30 a.m. A rain day make-up will be on June 25.
Community Care: Marty Hollinger provided the bud vases for the American Red Cross community blood drive on June 15. Wingett thanked all members who worked to make National Garden Week, the week of June 1-7, a success. Dual proclamations of recognition for the National Garden Clubs Inc. celebratory week were issued by Butler Township and Goshen Township.
Ways and Means: Peggy Stoffer reported on the proceeds from the yard sale and thanked all who participated. Yard sale proceeds will go to the purchase of a replacement fence at the post office garden. June Wallace motioned to change the date of the flower show from Aug. 16 to Aug. 15 which was approved. Sandy Kilmer distributed flower show schedules and discussed requirements for the exhibit.
Members were reminded about the Garden Club of Ohio Inc.'s leadership seminar at the Canton Garden Center on Aug. 6. The program for the month was Flotsam and Jetsam a Guest Day Workshop presented by Sandy Kilmer and June Wallace. Co-hostesses were Wingett, Marjorie Phillips and Ginny Huffman. There will be no July meeting.
Damascus Ruritans hear from war veterans
DAMASCUS - Twenty nine members of Damascus Ruritan Club and two guests enjoyed dinner prepared and served by the ladies in the fellowship hall of the Damascus United Methodist Church. Secretary John Coldsnow announced the members having birthdays and anniversaries in the month of June. Members sang happy birthday to those members. Several thank-you notes and other correspondence was read.
The guest speakers were two Vietnam War veterans, Kenneth David who received the Purple Heart and Bronze Star, and Gary Gutelius, who both served with the 101 Airborne Division. They spoke of their experiences during their tour of duty. Gutelius now serves as the Trumbull County Veterans Assistance Program coordinator.
Recommendations from the board of directors approved by the membership were donations to the Damascus Historical Society, Sebring Fourth of July fireworks, Habitat for Humanity, West Branch National Honor Society, and the purchase of 25 flags.
Lori Wallace announced the next American Red Cross blood drive will be held from 1 to 7 p.m. July 15 at the Damascus United Methodist Church. The drives are co-sponsored by the Beloit, Damascus, and Goshen Center Ruritan Clubs as community service projects.
The July 10 regular meeting will be held at the Quaker Canyon Building, featuring the club's annual family picnic. The club will provide everything including table service. Members will receive a call on July 6 for reservations.
The club's second annual antique car show will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Aug. 15 in the front parking lot of the Damascus Friends Church at the corner of U.S. Route 62 and Route 534. The club welcomes those with cars older than 25 years to display. Entrance fee is a non-perishable food item, which will go to the Damascus Friends Church Food Pantry to help families in need. Trophies and prizes will be awarded. Hot roast beef sandwiches, chips and cold beverages will be served. The West Branch Area Ladies Ruritan Club will have a bake sale and the Damascus Garden Club will have a flower show at the Pearce House during the car show.
WBHS Class of 1971 to meet for breakfast
BELOIT- The West Branch Class of 1971 will meet for breakfast at 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 28 at Perkins' Restaurant at 20040 Harrisburg Westville Road. Reservations are not required, and all classmates are welcome. Those attending will order from the menu.
DARE?announces July activity slate
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 events include:
July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29: Play bocce in Boardman Park, 5 p.m.
July 2: Music at Morley Pavilion, 6:30 p.m.
July 4: Picnic in Boardman Park, Chester Long Pavilion, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
July 5: Bowling at Boardman Lanes, 7 p.m.
July 6: Music in Boardman Park, U.S. Army Band, 7:30 p.m.
July 9: Volunteer at Second Harvest Food Bank, 5-7 p.m.
July 11: River Rock at the Amp, meet at the Mocha House, 4 p.m.
July 12: Mastropietro Winery for Rib Fest, 4 p.m.
July 16: Meet at DQ in Cornersburg, 7 p.m.
July 23: Music at Woodworth Park, Doral's, 6:30 p.m.
July 25: Movie night behind Poland Library, at dusk.
July 27: Music at Morley Pavilion, Rudy and Professionals, 6:30 p.m.
July 30: Music at Woodworth Park, Mule Face Bros. 6:30 p.m.
July 31: Music in Boardman Park, 6:30 p.m.
United HS Class of '82 to mark 50th birthdays
HANOVERTON - The United Local Class of 1982 will celebrate turning 50 on July 5 at the Hickory Hollow Golf Course in Winona. The social hour starts at 6 p.m., with dinner at 7 p.m. Reservations include a catered dinner consisting of mystique chicken breast, Swiss steak, red skin mashed potatoes with gravy, green beans, corn, salad, bread and dessert. Tea, punch, and beer are included. Guests are welcome to bring their own beverages.The reservation deadline is June 30and limited to the first 100 reservations. All UHS alumni are welcome. For more information contact Sue Cooper at 330-831-5828.
Guilford Lake Civic Assoc. hosts trainer
GUILFORD LAKE - Adam Newbold, director at Advanced Training Worldwide, was the guest speaker when the Guilford Lake Civic Association met recently. He explained they train using military and law enforcement tactics. They sell equipment, do private investigations and consult with the government. They teach self defense and survival; scuba diving, rock climbing, and how to protect yourself and your family.
The 31st annual Guilford Lake boat parade begins at 2 p.m. July 4 at the state public swim beach on the north side of the lake and will encircle the entire lake. Judges will be stationed at the handicap dock on Shore Lane (south side of lake). This year's theme is "Honor the Military." The Tracy and Todd Winn family will ride in the parade and be honored for their service. All five members of the family: Tracy, Todd, and their children Mathew, Josh, and Rachel, are members of the Ohio National Guard. Tracy, Todd and Rachel have all served in active duty and were stationed in Iraq and Afghanistan. Tracy is due to be discharged this fall with a medical discharge from the injuries and illness she encountered in her last deployment. She has been stationed at Walter Reed Medical Hospital in D.C.
Robin Campf of Forever Safe Farm will speak at the next meeting at 7 p.m. June 26 at the Guilford Lake Ruritan Hall on Route 172. She will discuss the educational programs she offers to schools and tours and relate new information on the proposed chimpanzee sanctuary. The annual Guilford Lake Civic Association's picnic is slated at 2 p.m. July 20 at the state pavilion on Teegarden Road.