YOUR SIDE: The Readers Take Over

Suggests holistic approach to health care

To the editor:

We should have a choice of our health care.

My choice is holistic (homeopathy medicine). It is as old as the hills of West Virginia.

I choose it. It’s the old-fashioned way most of us grew up with. It’s safer, healthy and a lot cheaper. It works with our body not against it.

Prescription drugs we don’t really know much about. The paper you get with them doesn’t tell all of their problems they cause (something you have to ask for papers).

Holistic — called by some people home remedies — our parents used them.

First choice — Holistic medicine and doctors.

Second choice — Prescription drugs (use as a back-up) some do work, others? I will keep my own doctor.

We need to write, call, lobby President Trump and members of Congress and tell them we want holistic medicine and/or prescription drugs.

I told my doctor I was not going to take any more FDA drugs. Would you?

1. Klor-Con AKA potassium chloride (very very toxic). It attacked my thyroid and burned it. Still have problems with my throat.

2. Blockage in kidney.

Really? How about this one to be used for executions in Ohio, Utah and Oklahoma? It’s to be added to two other drugs. Wonderful.

2. Amlodipine HBP? (still taking, soon bye bye) causes sinus and hearing problems and a few more.

No more of them for me. I’m using holistic (homeopathy) medicine and doctor, healthier, safer and cheaper.

I will keep my regular doctor — he’s great.




Kiwanis Club: Thanks for support Antique and Craft Show

To the editor:

The Kiwanis Club of Salem recently held its 53rd annual Antique and Craft Show at Centennial Park. Money raised from the show helps to support the many community projects that we undertake during the year as we support the Kiwanis International mission of “Serving the Children of the World.”

We would like to thank all of the residents of Salem and surrounding communities for their continued support as both vendors and shoppers. People come great distances for this show but the “locals” really make it a success.

Special thanks go to Parks Director Steve Faber and his crew. Year after year, we arrive at Centennial Park on the Wednesday before the show to begin our set up and the park is in immaculate condition. We appreciate all of their hard work this year in cleaning up after the storms during the week of our show. Longtime vendors always comment on how great the park looks.

Thanks also to the various government, civic organizations and businesses that have always supported and cooperated with us in support of the show.

Thank you to our patrons and those who provided the incredible baskets for our auction.

Thanks especially to our dealers many of whom have been coming to Centennial Park since 1992 when we moved the show from Reilly Stadium.

Proceeds from this show help to fund local projects and the continued support to our Key Club at Salem High School.

We look forward to seeing all of you next year on the third Saturday in July 2018, for our 54th annual Antique and Craft Show.



Kiwanis Club of Salem


Grateful for support of Columbiana County Veterans Poker Run

To the editor:

We would like to thank the community for all their support for the third annual Columbiana County Veterans Poker Run — all the donations, food and all the wonderful baskets and the monetary donations to help this be a great turnout. The rain did not seem to put a damper on the outcome.

Special thanks to the Salem Club and Salem AMVETS Post 45, DJ Mikey Mike, Hollywood Casino, and new addition Lori Ellashek singing the national anthem for making this event a success.






Appreciates generous response to clothing voucher program

To the editor:

The members of Salem Church Women United would like to express their thanks for the generous response to our annual Back-to-School Clothing Voucher project.

This year over 400 Salem School District children from lower income families, Head Start through eighth grade, were given vouchers to purchase new clothing and shoes for going back to school.

Our thanks is extended to the Salem Community Foundation, the Ray Pearce Foundation for grant monies, Salem area churches, individuals and organizations who gave financial donations.

Thanks also to the Emmanuel Lutheran Church for the use of its fellowship hall. Thank you to all the volunteers for their help with sign-ups. Thanks to the Salem News and Salem Talks for their help in providing the publicity to get the word out to those who needed back to school assistance.

Special thanks to the Salem Walmart for being our project shopping center and to all the personnel who have assisted in this back-to-school clothing voucher project.

Gratefully we appreciate the people of Salem for their generous support of our projects year after year. God bless you.


Social Concerns chairperson,



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