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New Lisbon Lodge dinner sold out

LISBON– The New Lisbon Lodge 65 Swiss Steak dinner scheduled for Saturday is sold out.

Food distribution in Canfield today

CANFIELD– Second Harvest Food Bank of the Mahoning Valley is collaborating with the Canfield Fair Board, the Mahoning County Sherriff’s Office and the Ohio National Guard to host the second Traveling Food Pantry food distribution at 11 a.m. this morning at the Canfield Fairgrounds. The Food Bank and members of the Ohio National Guard are prepared to serve over 1,000 families. The distribution includes a box filled with shelf-stable items, a produce box, plus additional assorted produce, and bakery items and bread from Schwebel’s.

Recipients will enter the fairgrounds through Gate 9 and exit through Gate 5. In order to partake in this zero contact distribution, your trunk must be open and clear of all other belongings and your windows must be rolled up. Recipients are not to exit their vehicle for any reason.

The Traveling Food Pantry will make its next local stap will be at 11 a.m. June 4 at Beaver Local Schools. Additional dates and locations are being planned for the summer months. For information call Second Harvest Food Bank at 330-792-5522.

FRC offering naloxone kits

LISBON– The Family Recovery Center has launched a naloxone mail order program. Ohio residents are eligible to receive a free naloxone kit via mail order distribution. Naloxone, or Narcan nasal spray, is a medication that can block the effects of opioids and reverse an overdose. Participants must fill out the request form in order to receive a kit in the mail. The anonymous form will take no more than five to seven minutes; with a training video that is 16 minutes in length. People can access the form on the FRC Facebook page or at www.familyrecovery.org. For information about usage of the kit or additional counseling, contact 330-424-1468.

Church at Center to honor veterans

SALEM– Church at the Center, 1785 S. Lincoln Ave., will be honoring all veterans during Sunday morning Drive-In service. Watch the service live while listening on your FM radio. Rain or shine, service begins at 10:30 a.m.

Salem Ministerial Scholarship available

SALEM– In 2008, a Ministerial Scholarship Fund was established with the Salem Community Foundation. The fund provides scholarship aid to assist persons who will spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ. This scholarship is extended to those individuals who wish to enter the fields of the Ministry, Christian Education, Youth Ministry, or a closely related field.

The anonymous donor of the Ministerial Scholarship recognizes the financial impact of a career in the ministry. It is the wish of the donor to support those individuals who display a sincere desire to dedicate their life to a career path as defined by the guidelines of the scholarship.

The Ministerial Scholarship is valid at undergraduate and graduate schools as well as Bible Colleges. Applicants must submit indication of financial need, academic performance, reference letters, and a personal statement. The Ministerial Scholarship does not discriminate on the basis of religious denomination, age, sex, gender, or geography.

The Ministerial Scholarship application and guidelines are now available on the Salem Community Foundation’s website located at www.salemcommunityfoundation.org and also by calling the foundation office weekday mornings at 330-332-4021.

All applications must be received by Salem Community Foundation by Wednesday, June 3 for scholarship materials to be reviewed. Only completed applications will be considered by the scholarship committee of the Salem Community Foundation.

SCF scholarship applications accepted

SALEM– The Salem Community Foundation scholarship application for current college students is now available for the 2020 – 2021 academic year. The application and guidelines may be downloaded via the scholarship link at www.salemcommunityfoundation.org. Scholarship applications must be received by Wednesday, June 3 to be reviewed by the Scholarship Committee.

Students must have a 2.5 cumulative grade point average, a minimum class load of six semester hours, and be a resident of Salem City or Perry Township. Consideration will be given to students based on class level (senior, junior and sophomore) and financial need. The scholarship committee under guidelines established by the Salem Community Foundation will determine the scholarship award amount.

Now in its 29th year, the Salem Community Foundation’s scholarship program began in 1991 to assist students whose initial scholarship funds following high school graduation have been depleted.

A combination of fifteen principal funds form the Salem Community Foundation Scholarship Fund, which has been significant to Salem’s college students over the years. These funds were brought together according to the wishes of the donors. Included are the funds of George Theiss, Paul and Olive Astry, Joseph G. Smith, Zella C. Litty, Louise C. Bunn, Salem Scholarship Fund, Freda S. Sweitzer, Russell B. McArtor, C. Harold Musser, Ethel B. Beall, Anna L. Thomas, F. Robert Mathews, L. Raymond Maurer, Mary Ellen Pizzino, and the Corso family.

Scholarship funds have been established in memory of loved ones and named after their benefactors. Scholarship dollars are granted annually through the following funds: Evelyn Lease (1969), Sam and Bernice Keener (1991), Avanell E. Beck (1992), Lyle and Mary Biehler (1993), Salem Label / Menegos (1994), George and Jeanette Emeny (1995), Betty Ruth Ulicny (1999), Anderson Family (2001), Hart / Litty Family (2001), Bruce P. and Eileen J. Gordon (2010), Herbert J. Hansell (2015), and Jacqueline E. Troll (2015).

Establishing a scholarship fund with the Salem Community Foundation will make a difference in the lives of deserving students. The creation of a scholarship is attractive to many donors and can be structured to benefit students at any education level or for a specific institution.

To learn about establishing a scholarship fund or contributing to an existing fund, contact Melissa J. Costa at the Salem Community Foundation via email at scfoffice@salemcommunityfoundation.org or call 330-332-4021.

The Salem Community Foundation is proud of their focus on education and extremely grateful for the donors who have provided a bright future for generations to come. This annual program continues the Foundation’s tradition of giving and supporting the local community.

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