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January 12, 2014
Salem News

Former phone operators to meet

SALEM - Ohio Bell-AT&T Ladies will meet for lunch at noon Jan. 16 at the Salem Hills Golf and Country Club.

La Leche League to hold meeting

LISBON - The Salem-Lisbon La Leche League, a breastfeeding support group, will meet at 7 p.m. Jan. 14 at the New Lisbon Presbyterian Church, 111 E. Chestnut St. The discussion topic will be "The Benefits of Breastfeeding." All pregnant or nursing mothers and their babies are welcome.

For more information call 330-821-2585, 330-420-0822, 330-406-0053 or visit

R-Weigh groups reward winners

SALEM - The R-Weigh weight support groups will have a "welcome new members and returning drop out members" at the 1 and 5 p.m. meetings on Monday, Jan. 13, at the First Friends Church on Jennings Avenue.

R-Weigh is a successful non-profit weight losing group with monies paid in going back to members paying $1 per pound for their weight losses plus incentive monies to lose weight. R-Weigh suggests using the healthy exchange eating plan, portion control and group therapy. Weigh-ins are at 1 to 1:30 p.m. for the afternoon group and 5 to 6 p.m. at the evening group. Visitors are welcome at any meeting at no cost. For more information call 330-332-1078 or 330-337-6889.

Y'town Shrine Club sets Pigskin Classic

NORTH LIMA -The Youngstown Shrine Club will host the 23rd annual Pigskin Classic at 7 p.m. Feb. 1 at the club's main hall at 1735 W. South Range Road (state Route 165). The public is invited and encouraged to attend this year's event that will feature Northeast Ohio Beer Taste comprising the finest beers from select northeastern Ohio Brewers. Tickets are $25. Attendees will sample numerous beers and live entertainment, a buffet dinner as well as be able to participate in numerous football theme drawings and raffles throughout the evening.

Sponsorship opportunities are also available to interested individuals and/or businesses. The deadline for sponsorship requests is Jan. 24. Tickets may be purchased in advance at Chalet Premier. Advance purchase of tickets is recommended; limited tickets will be available at the door.

Salem Masons to host breakfast

SALEM-A public breakfast buffet will be served from 7:30 to 10 a.m. Jan. 25 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.

Salem Rotary Foundation names officers

SALEM- The trustees of the Salem Rotary Foundation met on Jan. 7 to reorganize. Welcomed for returning three-year terms were Geoffrey S. Goll and Shelby Mingus.

Officers elected to serve the Salem Rotary Foundation for 2014-15 were George W.S. Hays, president; Mingus, vice president; Frank A. Zamarelli Jr., treasurer; and Goll, secretary.

During 2013 the foundation distributed gifts to the Help Hotline Crisis Center, Salem Area Chamber of Commerce and United Way Services of Northern Columbiana County and sponsored three high school students for the Rotary Youth Leadership Award Seminar.

Gifts were received by the foundation in memory of Carolyn Cleveland, Norman G. Weingart, Polly W. Kendall, Paul L. Mollenkopf, Marion K. Apple and Lois Hickey Peters. The foundation also received financial contributions in honor of Mary Winch-Korff and Goll.

Memorial bricks will be installed in the Salem Community Center Memorial walkway to recognize Kendall, past President Robert S. McCullough Jr., past President Richard Jones and Ruth A. Abbuhl.

In appreciation for tangible and significant assistance given to further the goals of the foundation, Alexandra Apicella, Taylor Zamarelli and Lucia Fraser were inducted into the Bryce W. Kendall Society of the Salem Rotary Foundation.

The foundation's assets have grown to more than $230,000 which supports the Salem Rotary Foundation's mission of extending Rotary's commitment to the local community and for worldwide needs. The purpose of the foundation is to promote and foster the ideals of Rotary International, based on the Four Way Test, and to provide charitable gifts to those who practice these ideals. Special emphasis is given to local, community, vocational youth and international service, without regard to race, age, sex, religious origin or geographical boundaries.

The trustees of the foundation are Hays, Mingus, Zamarelli, Alma Apicella, Mark C. Flake IV, Dr. Peter Apicella and Goll.

Public donations to the foundation may be mailed to P.O. Box 1244, Salem Ohio 44460.



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