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March 10, 2013
Salem News

Victorian Players holding auditions

YOUNGSTOWN - The Victorian Players has announced auditions for "The Rainmaker" by N. Richard Nash. Auditions are scheduled at 2 p.m. March 16 and 7 p.m. March 18 at the theater at 702 Mahoning Ave. Casting requirements are for five men ages 18 and up and one woman age 18-30. All auditionees will be asked to read from the script. Performances will take place June 7-23. For more information call director Sam Luptak Jr. at 330-207-3483.

Women's Club holds meeting

COLUMBIANA - Columbiana Women's Club held a board meeting on Feb. 25 with six officers and 11 members present. The Lunch and Learn programs were set for the year and will be held on the third Monday from March through November with a different key speaker each month. The 2013 Garden and Herb Symposium will be held April 20 at Grace Church with five key speakers with six presentations planned. This past month two prom gown sales were held. Extra prom dresses are still available at the Next to New Shop. The club is seeking new members. The next board meeting begins at 1 p.m. March 25.

TOPS?1380 holds meeting

SALEM - Members of TOPS 1380 met Feb. 25 at Emmanuel Lutheran Church. Ethel Campbell lead the TOPS pledge and prayer, while Margaret Phillips, Cora Jean Briggs and Barb May recited the KOPS pledge. Award winners were Phillips, KOPS; and Nancy Finch, honorable mention. Winning prizes for the calorie contest were Shirley Bullis, Jeannie Luxeuil, Eleanor May, Phillips, Briggs and Campbell. Campbell also won the Rolling Cash Five. Bullis read for the therapy and Eleanor May read for the "circle of light." The recognition banquet is tentatively scheduled for March 25. Complete details will be decided at a later date.

R-Weigh groups hold meetings

SALEM - The R-Weigh weight groups met at 1 and 5 p.m. March 4 at the First Friends Church. Good losers for the week were Annie Katz, Evelyn Peters, Susan Cain and Sarah Agee. Patty Mills, Karen Pauline and Eleanor Billet were the goalies for the week. Evelyn Peters and Linda Lude won the can-do monetary drawing. The program at both groups was titled "God's Pharmacy: How vegetables were created for healthy eating."

At previous meetings, the good losers for the two weeks at the afternoon group were Kay Swanson, Evelyn Peters, Joyce Sanders and Ann Curtis. Sue Carver and JoAnne Bogdan were the goalies for the week. Carver won the can-do monetary drawing. The "Lose for your Heart" contest winners were Peters, Swanson and Sanders.

The good losers for the two weeks at the evening group were Birdie Reinhart, Bev Armitage, Lois Wood and Jenni Alwood. Carol Held, Peggy Kurtz and Lisa Jones were the goalies for the week. Susan Cain won the can-do monetary drawing. The "Lose for Your Heart" contest winners were Sharon Bigalow, Cain, Armitage and Reinhart.

A new "March Down the Scales" team contest began at both groups. The 2012 recognition is April 15 for night group and April 22 for day group.

AASCC to host dinner, dance

ALLIANCE - The public is invited to the spring dinner and dance on March 22 at the Alliance Area Senior Citizens Center, 602 W. Vine St. Dinner starts 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 for the dinner and dance, and $7 for the dance only. Dinner tickets must be purchased in advance by calling 330-821-3348.

TOPS?777 holds meeting

SALEM - Frances Valentino presented a program titled "Secrets to a Happy Family" when TOPS 777 met Feb. 27. She also offered the pledge and inspiration and sang "Take Me Out to the TOPS Club."

Shirley Johns, Dorothy Ward and Valentino led the KOPS pledge. Members recognized included Mary Lou Smearsol and Brenda Adams, weekly best losers; Johns, weekly and monthly KOPS; Johns, Valentino and Ward, at goal or below for the month; Debbie Phillips, monthly best loser; Linda Evanoff and Linda Straub, runners-up best losers. KOPS recognized were Johns, 12-years; and Valentino, three years.

Winners of the contest were Johns and Phillips. A new contest, "Kites Go Up, Pounds Go Down," is based on the net loss of the team.

Winona Ruritans host male dinner

WINONA The Winona Ruritan Club hosted its annual father-son-grandson dinner meeting on Feb. 26 at the Winona United Methodist Church. Entertainment was provided by Mark Plegge of Salem, known as "Mark the Magnificent" magician. Song leader Elmer R. Stamp led the group is singing "America." Thirty members and 30 guests attended. President Homer Althouse introduced Dave Snyder, 2013 Ohio district governor. "Happy Birthday" was sung to members born in February, Jason McDevitt, Buster Rogoswky, John Gamble Jr. and Homer Huprich. Two high school seniors who will graduate this year are eligible for the club's college scholarship. The application for the Ruritan National Build Your Dollar Scholarship must be completed and returned prior to April 1. The club plans to purchase four trophies for the county junior fair at a cost of $125 each. The pancake and sausage breakfast will be served March 23 at the Willow Grove Grange. Tickets are available from all members.

AL Post 76 Aux. inducts member

SEBRING - Evelyn Bauhof of Alliance was welcomed as a new member when the Sebring American Legion Post 76 Ladies Auxiliary met recently. President Judy Hubbs presided. It was noted that a total of 143 members have paid their memberships to date for 2013.

Thank-yous were received from the Salvation Army and Kayla Hubbs. Joan Schafer reported on the mailing of the coupons. The total amount that she has sent to date is 503 pounds and 12.4 ounces.

A donation was given to the Easter egg hunt. Members will fill plastic eggs at 11 a.m. March 24 at the legion. The Easter egg hunt begins at 1 p.m. March 30 at the Sebring High School Stadium. The next meeting is March 13.

Salem Masons to host breakfast

SALEM-A public breakfast buffet will be served from 7:30 to 10 a.m. March 23 at the Salem Masonic Building, 788 E. State St. Cost is $6 for adults, $3 for children under age 10 and free for children under 2. The menu offers pancakes, waffles, sausage, bacon, scrambled eggs, homemade sausage gravy, biscuits, homefries, toast, fruit cocktail, orange juice, coffee and tea. The building is equipped with a handicapped accessible elevator. Proceeds will be directed to the Salem Masonic Building Fund.

SHS?Class of '53 to meet for dinner

SALEM - The Salem High School Class of 1953 plans to meet for dinner at 6 p.m. March 14 at the Salem Hills Golf and Country Club.

SHS?Class of '47 to hold breakfast

SALEM - The Salem High School Class of 1947 will meet for breakfast at 9 a.m. March 21 at the Salem Hills Golf and Country Club. All class members and guests are welcome. For more information call 330-337-8887.

Memorial Building sets Spring Bazaar

SALEM - The Salem Memorial Building Association is hosting its annual Spring Bazaar from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. March 15 and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 16. Eight foot tables and two chairs are provided for vendors at a cost of $25 for both days. Various crafts, candies, baked goods and other interesting items will be available for purchase. To reserve a table or for more information call the Memorial Building at 330-332-5512.



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