ACROSS OUR COMMUNITIES
Evening R-Weigh group recognizes weight loss
SALEM-Evening R-Weigh held its summer picnic Aug. 12 at the First Friends Church with the Rainbow Dolls (who won the baseball contest) by the Pink Posies. The prayer before the meal was given by Eugenia Tullis. After the meal, Peggy Kurtz read a devotional and Patty Pim read a joke. Prizes were won by all.
There were 30 members that weighed in. The best loser in Group 1 was Patty Pim. Runner up was Rosemarie Martinez. Colleen Wafler won for losing four weeks in a row. In Group 2 Honorable mention went to Gina Zepernick, Chris Learn and Darlene Murin. Four weeks for losing were Doris Senior, Sara Smith and Susan Cain. JoCarol Gray was the Goalie good loser. For the week a total of 29 pounds was lost.
Calorie Chart Winners were Birdie Reinhart, Susan Cain and Rosemarie Martinez. Goalie calorie chart winners were Janel Anderson and Lisa Smith. The winner in the regular Can Do Contest Colleen Wafler so it started over at $2 following week. The winner in the Goalie Can Do
Contest was Linda Lude.
The group met Aug. 19 at the First Friends Church, with the meeting being called to order by Rosemarie Martinez. Lois Wood led the group with the R-Weigh prayer and the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag. We sang the song “Little Brown Jug.” Ruth Miller prayed for family and friends. Patty Pim gave the treasurer’s report and told a joke. There were 20 members that weighed in with a total of 20 pounds lost. Good Loser in Group 1 was Rosemarie Martinez with honorable mention in Group 1 going to Donna Greenamyer. Honorable mention in Group 2 went to Darlene Murin and Joan Schafer. Goalie good losers were Ruth Miller with Patty Hartman as runner up.
Calorie Chart Winners were Joan Schafer, Rosemarie Martinez and Darlene Murin. Goalie calorie chart winners were Janel Anderson and Lisa Smith. There were no winners in the regular Can Do Contest so it will be $4 next week. The winners in the Goalie Can Do contest was Eugenia Tullis and Rita Cecil.
Ruth Miller told us about fatigue and ways to help fight it. “1. Get more sleep, drink more orange juice, take vitamin c (if you don’t eat enough fresh produce with vitamin c in it). 2. Cut back on your social calendar, drink coffee. 3. Fluids, drink at least 64 ounces of water. 4. Eat more wholesome foods such as beans (contain iron), apples, etc. 5. Cut out caffeine and alcohol and exercise.”
Chris Learn inspiration was “Don’t compare yourself with others, just compare your today with your yesterday. If there is an improvement, that’s your achievement.”
Next week is payday. Patty Hartman and Gina Zepernick will run the September contest. The group closed with the Fellowship song.
New members are welcome, weigh ins are from 4:45 to 5:45 p.m. with the meeting starting from 6 to 7 p.m. on Monday evenings at the First Friends Church on Jennings Avenue.
Niles Friendly Squares set for Canfield Fair
NILES – The Niles Friendly Squares will be performing square dance demonstrations at the Canfield Fair from 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday on the stage located in front of the International Building. A new year of weekly square dance lessons will begin Tuesday, Sept. 10, from 7 to 9 p.m. The Tuesday evening sessions will run through April 14, 2020. There is a nominal fee of $6 per person per lesson. To sign up for lessons contact Gene or Frankie Hammond at 330-506-3370.
Society museum open
WINONA – The Winona Area Historical Society’s 1838 Meeting House/Museum will be open from 9 a.m. to noon Tuesdays in September. The building is located at the corner of Winona Road and Cameron Street and is handicap accessible School photos from the one- and two-room school houses of the area and flax scutching tools are of special interest. Donations of Winona area artifacts would be appreciated.