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ACROSS OUR COMMUNITIES

Salvation Army joins Food Care Program

SALEM — The Salvation Army Corps Community Center, 1246 N. Ellsworth Ave., is participating in the Child and Adult Care Food Program for Fiscal Year 2020.

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its agencies, office and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, religious creed, disability, age, political beliefs or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information should contact the Agency where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at 800-877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form found online at http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint–filing–cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call 866-632-9992. Submit a completed form or letter to USDA by (1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Ave. SW, Washington D.C. 20250-9410; (2) fax: 202-690-7442; of (3) email: program.intake@usda.gov. This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

“Ohio’s Forgotten History” topic in Lisbon

LISBON– Photographer and author Johnny Joo will discuss his book “Ohio’s Forgotten History” at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 28 at Lepper Library. The book is filled with abandoned and forgotten places across Ohio. He is an internationally accredited artist, most notable recognized for his photography of abandoned architecture and surrealistic digital compositions. Call the library at 330-424-3117 to register.

Stretching budget topic at Salem Library

SALEM– Rachel Krych of the popular website “couponingwithrachel.com” will present the program “Stretching Your Budget While Shopping or Traveling” from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 24 at Salem Public Library. Attendance is free of cost and open to the public. Registration is required and may be done by stopping in the library located at 821 E. State St., by signing up online at www.salem.lib.oh.us or by calling the library at 330-332-0042 for registration assistance.

Krych, a native of Northeast Ohio, has been connecting the public with information about great shopping deals for over five years. She is a wife and mother who connects people with money-saving information online, by writing columns for the Chronicle Telegram and Medina Gazette, public speaking, and teaching couponing classes.

Beyond the Beautiful Forevers discussion set

SALEM– Beyond the Beautiful Forevers by Katharine Boo will be discussed during Salem Public Library’s Adult Book Discussion at 7 p.m. Oct. 22 in the Quaker Room.

The story is a non-fiction account of some of the residents in Mumbai, India. Mumbai’s new airport and surrounding luxury hotels welcome visitors to a newly prospering India. Across the highway lies the slum of Annawadi, one of many places that house the millions of poor in Mumbai. The author lived among the residents for three years observing their struggles and dreams, recording it all. Abdul, an enterprising teenager sees a fortune in the recyclable garbage that richer people throw away. Asha, a woman of wit and deep scars from her childhood in rural poverty, has chosen political corruption as her route to the middle class. With a little luck, Manju may become Annawadi’s first female college graduate. The author brings to life the residents of Annawadi and allows the reader to see the fierce intelligence that allows them to survive in a hidden world.

Books chosen for the discussion may be borrowed from the library. Book discussions are open to the public, free of cost to attend. No registration is required.

BBQ dinner planned before game

BELOIT– The West Branch FFA chapter will host an all-you-can-eat fall BBQ from 4 to 6:30 p.m. before the West Branch/Marlington football game Oct. 25 in the West Branch High School Agricultural Science Shop Area. There will also be face painting, pumpkin decorating and a corn hole tournament.

Tribute to Veterans planned Nov. 8

LISBON– Family Recovery Center will host a Tribute to Veterans featuring a flag dedication ceremony at 4 p.m. Nov. 8 on the corner of North Market Street and Saltwell Road. The event will honor the country’s bravest and thank those who made the flag pole project possible.

Southern Local to host Veterans Appreciation Day

SALINEVILLE–Southern Local High School will host Veterans Appreciation Day during its Oct. 18 home football game against United. Local veterans may attend the game for free and events get underway at 7 p.m. Southern Local players will also be sporting commemorative U.S. Army jerseys in a show of gratitude to the Armed Forces

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