Abraham Lincoln visits Winona Historical Society
WINONA- The portrayal of the life Abraham Lincoln was performed by a former resident of Winona, John Paul Brantingham, when the Winona Area Historical Society met recently. The performance was enjoyed by over 100 guests who were also entertained by Rich Russell, banjo player. The evening closed with visiting on the lawn, refreshments of gingerbread cookies, Lincoln's favorite, and lemonade.
Weingart Cousins meet, next breakfast Aug. 12
SALEM - Thirteen members of the Weingart Cousins breakfast group met recently at the Salem Hills Golf and Country Club. The next breakfast begins at 9 a.m. Aug. 12 at the same place.
Deerfield third Monday dance starts at 7 p.m.
DEERFIELD - The Deerfield Historical Society's third Monday dance begins at 7 p.m. July 21 at Deerfield Town Hall, 1450 state Route 14. Music will be provided by the Deerfield House Band. Refreshments available for purchase. Admission is $3 per person.
Oesch family to hold 123rd annual reunion
COLUMBIANA - Games and entertainment are planned when the Oesch family attends its 123rd reunion from 5 to 10 p.m. Aug. 9 at Firestone Park, pavilion four. A buffet meal will be served at 6 p.m. Those attending are asked to bring a coverdish and individual table service. Coffee and punch will be provided.
2014 Snyder family reunion scheduled for Aug. 10
SALEM - The 2014 Snyder family reunion will be held at 2 p.m. Aug. 10 at Waterworth Memorial Park. Door prizes, children's games, bingo, and a white elephant are planned. Family members are asked to bring a coverdish or dessert to share and items to donate to the white elephant.
90th Aaron Buxton family reunion set for Aug. 3
SALEM - The 90th Aaron Buxton family reunion will be held Aug. 3 in Centennial Park, pavilion one. Those attending are to bring coverdish, old pictures, family history information and a gift for the raffle. A 50/50 drawing will also be held. Lunch will be served at noon followed by homemade ice cream after the meeting.
Salem High School '94 reunion set for Saturday
SALEM - The Salem High School Class of 1994's 20-year reunion begins at 6:30 p.m. July 26 at the Guilford Lake Grille. Reservations may be made by contacting the class Facebook page or by emailing Kara Craig at firstname.lastname@example.org or 330-277-3079.
R-Weigh support groups hold weekly meetings
SALEM - The R-Weigh weight support groups met at 1 and 5 p.m. Monday at the First Friends Church. Gerry Heffinger presided at the afternoon meeting. Jo Anne Bogdan was the goalie and Sandy McGarr and Evelyn Peters were the good losers for the week. Members did a show and tell program on their favorite snacks and shared some with the members as a lunch treat. The Happy Hitters beat the Salem Sluggers 8 to 5 winning the baseball game. The Hitters and Sluggers are tied winning three games each.
Karen Pauline presided at the evening meeting. Barb Smith had a question and answer session with the members and Peggy Kurtz gave the inspiration for the week. Diane Hart and Barb Smith were the good losers and Angie Reichle was the goalie for the week. Rita Cecil won the $6 can-do drawing. Receiving monetary awards were Shirley Dias for losing over her birthday and Diane Hart for losing over her vacation. The Disney Divas beat Diane's Diamond Dolls 30 to 22 winning the baseball game. The Divas have won four games and the Dolls have won two games. Three games remain to be played at both groups. New members are welcome at no charge to visit. For more information call 330-332-1078.
Butler Grange meets, learns about 'geeks' and 'dorks'
SALEM - Ida Zepernick presided when Butler Grange met recently. Sally Hays reported on the donation to Columbiana County Fair board grandstand and when the donation records can be viewed by the public. Hays sewed toy animals, which members stuffed after their meeting. Ruth Ann Altenhof presented the program: Embrace Your Geekness Day-July 13 and Be a Dork-July 15. Hays offered "geek"is a slang term originally used to describe odd or non-mainstream people with different connotations ranging from "an expert or enthusiast" to a person heavily interested in a hobby, "one who is perceived to be overly intellectual." Carol Speece added, "I made a list of things I like that may seem geeky like, science fiction, comic books, Star Wars,video games, computers, the internet. I have learned to balance my yin and yang, so I can enjoy all things from the realm of fantasy and sci-fi,while putting aside social ineptness and bad style choices often accompanying such entertainment. Altenhof added, "The day to be a dork, be proud, wear goofy clothing, don't brush your teeth, eat yucky food and fall off a swing set." The poem "Summer is the stuff of dreams" was read by Zepernick. Altenhof offered summer time riddle and jokes. Pomona meets at 7 p.m. Aug. 18 at Yellow Creek Grange with judging craft and sewing and photography contests.
Winona Ruritans host annual steak fry
WINONA - The Winona Ruritan Club's annual steak fry was held June 24 at the Saxon Club. President Rob Doyle Jr. called the business session to order at 7 p.m. Twenty-five members and 31 guests attended. Dee Fletcher and her family catered the side dishes, desserts and beverages. Each member introduced their guests. Homer Althouse introduced the evening's entertainment, The Belles of Harmony. Celebrating wedding anniversaries were Gordon and Janet Dawes, 32 years; Wayne and Betty Herron, 52 years; Homer and Gerri Huprich, 50 years; Bruce and Ruth Marhefka, 47 years; Dennis and Carol McArthur, 49 years; and Donovan and Marilyn Winn, 59 years. Gordon Dawes made a motion to donate $100 to the Columbiana County Special Olympics for the annual golf outing. The club is seeking a volunteer to serve as chairman of the U.S. flag retirement program. Alice Gamble was asked to discuss the Winona Area Historical Society's strawberry festival and the dramatization of events from the life of Abraham Lincoln, by John Paul Brantingham.
110th Greenford High School alumni banquet set for Aug. 16
GREENFORD - The 110th Greenford High School alumni banquet will be held Aug. 16 at A La Carte Catering in Canfield. The social hour begins at 5 p.m. and dinner served at 6 p.m. Cost is $20. Reservations are due by Aug. 1 and may be made by calling Stevie Kelly Coleman at 330-702-1161. Members of the class of 1964 will receive their dinner free in honor of their 50th year.
Damascus Ruritans meet, approve expenditures
DAMASCUS - Twenty-nine members and nine guests were present for the Damascus Ruritan Club's family picnic in the Quaker Canyon building. Secretary John Coldsnow announced the names of members having birthdays and anniversaries in July. Darlene Snyder of the scholarship committee presented checks to three of this year's scholarship recipients: Katelyn Mountain receiving the $600 Ruritan National Build-Your-Dollar Scholarship, daughter of Dale and Kim Mountain of Salem. She plans to attend Ohio State University; Amanda Linhart receiving the $500 Damascus Ruritan annual Ryan Johnson Memorial Scholarship, daughter of Michael and Trisha Linhart of Salem, planning to attend Ohio State University; and Ben Grammer receiving the $500 Damascus Ruritan annual Future Farmers of America Scholarship, son of Bill and Debbie Grammer of Sebring. He will attend West Virginia University. The club's second antique car show is slated 5 to 8 p.m. Aug. 15 in the Damascus Friends Church. Public admission is free, car owner's registration fee is a non-perishable food item or a monetary donation which will go directly to the Friends Church Food Pantry. Hot roast beef sandwiches, potato chips and cold beverages will be available. Coupons will be given out to everyone in attendance for the Bob Evans non-profit organization's fund raiser from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. Aug. 20-22. Fifteen percent of the dinner check will go to the Damascus Ruritan Club for community service projects.
The membership voted on several board recommendations of expenditures including monetary gifts to the Ohio Valley Teen Challenge, Damascus Friends Church for assistance with the club's dinner placemats, to the Damascus Methodist Church for the club's use of its facility, and to the Damascus Community Center for help with the park maintenance. Nick Morrison requested a change in his membership status, from regular to associate, which was granted. Dale Morckel will present the club's annual two Outstanding Eighth Grade Student Awards on Aug. 14.