Calla Church soup sale
CANFIELD - Bean, chicken noodle and vegetable beef soups will be sold beginning at 4 p.m. Feb. 8 at the Calla Community Church, 6482 W. Calla Road. Cost is $6 per quart. Fresh baked bread will also be available at $2 per loaf. Advance orders are available by calling 330-501-1597 or 330-507-2255.
AASCC Valentine event
ALLIANCE - The public is invited to a Valentine dinner and dance on Feb. 8 at the Alliance Area Senior Citizen Center, 602 W. Vine St., Alliance. Dinner will be served at 6 p.m. followed by the dance from 7 to 10 p.m. Music will be provided by the Rex Taneri Orchestra. Admission is $14 per person, or $7 per person for the dance only. Dinner tickets must be purchased or reserved in advance by calling 330-821-3348.
Winona Ruritans meet
WINONA - The Winona Ruritan Club met Jan. 22 at the Winona Methodist Church. Thirty members attended. Chris Stamp introduced his guest, Bill McKarns. In addition to routine reports, Treasurer Bob Doyle Sr. read the year-end report of club finances. Song leader Elmer R. Stamp led the group in singing "Happy Birthday" to members born in January, Richard Eck and Tom Richey.
The next fund raiser, the all-you-can-eat sausage and pancake breakfast, will be served from 6:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 23 at Willow Grove Grange. Cost is $7 for adults and $4.50 for children ages 6 to 12. Tickets are available from all members and at the door. Fresh homemade scrapple will also be available for purchase.
The club plans to sponsor one boy to Boys State at Bowling Green State University and one girl to Girls State at the University of Mount Union in June. The club plans to make its spring donation to the Columbiana County Soil and Water Conservation District. Members were reminded to turn in prospective scholarship names. The Ohio District Spring Banquet on April 20 will be held at the Amish Door Restaurant in Wilmot. Cost is $16 per person. Reservations may be made with Doyle.
Sebring Legion Aux. meets
SEBRING - Sandra Shonborn was welcomed as a new member when the Sebring American Legion Post 76 Ladies' Auxiliary met recently. President Judy Hubbs presided. It was announced that a total of 138 members have paid their memberships to date for 2013.
The children's Christmas party was discussed and members felt the party was one of the most organized. A total of 85 children were signed up. Thank-yous were received from the Concern and the VA Outpatient Clinic for donations they received. Get well and sympathy cards were sent to various members.
Seventh grader Kayla Hubbs, a member of the junior auxiliary, was selected to attend the Junior National Young Leaders Conference in Washington, D.C. She is trying to raise money so that she can attend this conference. It was decided that the auxiliary would give her a donation toward her trip.
Treasury books were audited in December and everything is in order. Various donations were voted on and approved. It was also decided to give a donation once a month to the VA Outpatient Clinic. The next meeting will be held on Feb. 13.
Damascus Ruritans meet
DAMASCUS - Thirty-one members of the Damascus Ruritan Club and guests enjoyed dinner at the January meeting. Song leader David Denny led the group in the singing of one verse of "America." Chaplain John Ryser gave the invocation. Secretary Darlene Snyder announced member's birthdays and anniversaries.
Among the guests were John Blasiman and his wife Marylee. Al Lutz thanked John and presented him with a club honorary membership. Blasiman had asked in December to terminate his membership due to health reasons after 34 years of service to the club.
Rich Blevins, Mahoning County Schools truant officer reported and thanked the club for its monetary gift in December to a needy family at Christmas. Blevins is also community relations director for the Ohio Valley Teen Challenge in Youngstown.
Club Treasurer Roger Smith gave his report, which was approved, and reminded members their first quarter dues were due. Vice President Rick Bell called upon on the committees for their community service hours. Earl Mather was presented a pin for 55 years of perfect attendance. He and his wife Millie celebrated their 74th anniversary on Jan. 11.
President Dave Wingett announced the speaker for the February meeting would be someone from the Salem Community Hospital, talking about the changes taking place along with its current building project.
A blood drive, co-sponsored by Beloit, Damascus and Goshen Center Ruritan clubs, was held Jan. 15 at the Damascus United Methodist Church. The National Ruritan convention was held Jan. 24-27 in Covington, Ky. The Damascus club will host the Zone 6 meeting at 7 p.m. Feb. 12 at the church. The club's 48th annual spring Swiss steak dinner will be served from 4:30 to 7 p.m. March 23 at the West Branch High School cafeteria. The Ruritan Ohio District annual spring banquet begins at 5:30 p.m. April 20 at the Amish Door Banquet Center in Wilmot. The club plans to cater the annual West Branch FFA Banquet at 7 p.m. April 30.
Lone Rangers meet
WINONA - The January meeting of the Lone Rangers 4-H group was held at the Winona Friends Church. The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Mitch Kelley, and the 4-H pledge by Kelly Heffeninger. Discussions were held about quality assurance clinics and pepperoni roll sales. Premiums from the fair were distributed. Logan Hall presented a demonstration on trapping and Jarred Herron talked about the different parts of a boat.
R-Weigh groups meet
SALEM - The R-Weigh weight support groups met Monday at 1 and 5 p.m. at the First Friends Church. A loss of 20 pounds was recorded for the week. Good losers were Evelyn Peters, Sandy Shipton, Chris Learn, Doris Senior, Lois Wood, Rita Cecil, Susan Cain and Donna Greenamyer. Rachel Weaver and Ruth Miller were the goalies for the week.
The birthday award was given to Senior and Peters earned the can-do monetary award. "What the Doctors Eat" was the program at the afternoon meeting. Carol Held opened the evening meeting with the members doing exercises and Karen Pauline presided at the evening meeting and presented a dieting article. The evening group will have its Recognition Night on Feb.18 at the church. New members are welcome. For more information call 330-332-1078.