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February 5, 2012
Salem News

Salem Masons to host spaghetti dinner Feb. 18

SALEM-The public is invited to a spaghetti dinner from 4 to 7 p.m. Feb. 18 at the Salem Masonic Building. Cost is $6 per person.

4-H Scouts hold raffle, select project leaders

NEW WATERFORD-The 4-H Scouts met recently and held a "Town Basket" raffle. The winners were Dan Siembida, Abby Yarian, Tyler Hephner, Emily Savage and Abby Beight. Project leaders selected were:Alana Chronister, Lamb; Kayleigh Toot, Rabbit; Hunter Cresanto, Hog; Emily Savage, Horse; Bethany Basich, Steer; Whitney Stear, Dairy Beef Feeder; Tyler Hephner, Dairy Cow; and Kylie Chronister, Goats. The last date for new enrollments is March 15. The next meeting begins at 6 p.m. Feb. 5 at St. Jacob's United Church of Christ.

Salem Masons to host public breakfast buffet

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

Damascus Park Board approves new member

DAMASCUS-The Damascus Community Center Park Board met Jan. 23 with six members present. It was decided that the Easter egg hunt will be held March 31 at the park. Marilyn Wingett will oversee the event.

The board voted Buck Given to serve as board member for the 2012-13 term. Mowing contracts are being prepared and will be sent to local businesses later this month. The public is welcome to the next meeting at 7 p.m. Feb. 27 at the Damascus Friends Church in Room 200.

New Lisbon Masons hold annual inspection

LISBON- New Lisbon Chapter of YorkRite Masonry held its annual inspection on Jan. 24 at the Lisbon Masonic Building. Brad Lankford presided for the inspection.

The inspecting officer was David Hyde. The inspection degree was past master and the degree was conffered on Jerry Landsberg. A check was presented to David Hyde for Adopt America. A fellowship hour was held after the meeting.

Winona Ruritans approve donations, sponsorships

WINONA-Dinner was served when 26 members of the Winona Ruritan Club and two guests met Jan. 24 at the Winona United Methodist Church. John Gamble Sr. made a motion to purchase four trophies for the Columbiana County Junior Fair at $100, to donate $100 to the Columbiana County Soil and Water Conservation District, to reiumburse Secretary Lee Stamp for 2011 expenses and to purchase a quarter page ad in the Ohio District Spring Banquet program.

Donovan Winn made a motion that the club sponsor one girl to Girls State to be held at the University of Mount Union and also to sponsor one boy to Boys State to be held at Bowling Green College. Both of these programs are provided through the American Legion. "Happy Birthday" was sung to Tom Richey and Richard Eck.

Plans were discussed for the all-you-can-eat pancake and sausage breakfast on March 24. Gordon Dawes will represent the club at the District Cabinet meeting on Feb. 11 at the Guilford Lake Ruritan Hall. Winn provided a show and tell program regarding his hobby of wood carving. The next meeting features the annual father-son dinner on Feb. 28 at the church.

R-Weigh contest to begin Monday

SALEM-The February "Lose for your heart" contest for R-Weigh members starts Monday. Each week members losing weight will receive $1 and members gaining weight will pay $1 to the Heart container. Goals stay the same or lose and get $1. Members losing designated pounds will share the dollars in the heart on Feb 27. Meetings are held at 1 and 5 p.m. on Mondays at the Faith Chapel. A loss of 25 pounds for last week. The good losers for the week were Susan Cain, Rita Cecil, Diane Hart and Judy Baker. Patty Mills was goalie for the week and earned the can-do award. Members having a pound loss for January received a snowball sticker for their bookmark and all pound losers in February will get a heart sticker. New members are welcome. For more information call 330-332-1078.

TOPS?1380 rewards weight loss winners

SALEM-TOPS 1380 met Jan. 30 at Emmanuel Lutheran Church with 16 members present. Members lost 32.75 pounds in January. Haylee Baughman led prayer and the TOPS pledge, while Margaret Phillips, Cora Jean Briggs and Dorothy Mussler recited the KOPS pledge. Best losers were Amy Lee, TOPS; Briggs, KOPS; and Shirley Harman, honorable mention. Lee and Briggs were also crowned January royals. Eleanor May won the Rolling Cash Five and Cindy Eastman spoke on "10 Tips to be a Healthy Role Model for Children." Shirley Bullis read for the "circle of light."

Butler Grange meets, discusses casino article

SALEM-Butler Grange met recently at the Bailey residence. Myrtle Bailey gave a synopsis of a news article, "Casino plans sprout in U.S. as states seek revenue." Ruth Ann Altenhof presented the program: Jan. 24, Global Belly Laugh Day and Jan. 29, Ill-Tempered Grouches Unite, National Curmudgeon Day is near.



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