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March 18, 2012
Salem News

Girl Scouts mark 100th year

SALEM-Girl Scouts celebrated their 100th birthday on March 12. In honor of this milestone, Girl Scouts from West Virgina and Ohio joined together in a celebration at the Salem Fun Factory. The girls enjoyed a skate party, with black light golf, good food, and good friends. Over 100 girls and their families attended the event. The girls collected nearly 150 birthday items to donate to the needy as a service project in honor of the birthday. For information on Girl Scouting contact Coleen at Davis at

DAHS Taste of Pizza slated

LISBON-The parents of the David Anderson High School freshmen class are sponsoring a "Taste of Pizza" from 5 to 7 p.m. March 27 at the high school. Ticket holders may select up to five items from pizza vendors from throughout the county who will be competing for the title of "The Best Pizza." Tickets are $6 each and may be purchased in advance by calling Cathy Restifo at 330-424-3180. Vendors interested in participating are asked to call Becky McCullough at 330-853-3993.

Pleasant View cooking show

DAMASCUS-Pleasant View North Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation recently held another cooking show under the direction of Mona Smith, dietary manager. Residents were given the opportunity to invite a family member or friend to join them, as they witnessed a live and first hand culinary demonstration provided by the dietary department. All were treated to the sights, smells and tastes of a gourmet meal. The centerpieces were donated by Remember When.

A full house watched as Chef Linda Galeoti and Chef Adam Cook led the audience step by step through the entire preparation process. Servers Kelley Rito and Rachel Stoller strolled throughout the dining room, giving those attending an up-close look at the prepared items. Fare of the day included marinated stuffed chicken breasts with homemade stuffing, bacon wrapped asparagus with Hollandaise sauce, banana split cake and cranberry spritzers.

Butler Grange meets

SALEM-Butler Grange met recently at the Bailey residence. Myrtle Bailey presented a synopsis of a news article regarding presidential candidates who sometimes use faith-based beliefs to define public policy. Ruth Ann Altenhof presented the program: I Want To Be Happy Day March 3. Bailey offered, "Be Responsible for Your Happiness. No one is responsible to create this for you but you. Happy is an inside job. Decide that you and only you are able to create happiness for yourself."

At a later meeting, Bailey gave a synopsis of a news article. Altenhof presented the program: Feb. 22 is Inconvenience Yourself Day. "Inconvenience Yourself was conceived after observing that many people forget to think about how their actions affect other people," she said. Pomona Grange met Feb. 20 at Mile Branch Grange. The 2012 Traveling Programs began March 13 with Lisbon Grange to Bayard Grange.

New Waterford Lions meet

NEW WATERFORD-New Waterford Lions met recently at the community building with 17 members present. President Don Johnson presided. The invocation was given by Dick Sell. Guest speaker was Municipal Judge Carol Robb. Judge Robb initiated the formation of STAR which is Successful Treatment and Recovery, a program for repeat offenders of which 60 percent have mental health issues. This is a voluntary program with a 16 percent success rate. Seventy-five percent of her case load is drug related. Other programs available are Bridge Out of Poverty and the Fugitive Safe Surrender Program which encourages persons with outstanding warrants to surrender themselves.

Plans were made for the upcoming roast beef dinner on March 24.

Crestview Leos are planning an Easter egg hunt for the elementary school. They will sell roses at the roast beef dinner and also assist with the dinner. Heartland Christian Leos will participate in the all-school clean-up as well as the clean-up days for Columbiana.

A donation was made to a local family with a son recently diagnosed with leukemia.

Several members attended the district convention in Canton March 16-18.

TOPS 777 holds meeting

SALEM-Debbie Phillips was recognized as "Star of the Month" when members of TOPS 777 met Feb. 29 at the Emmanuel Lutheran Church. Linda Evanoff presided. Marlene Baker offered the pledge, song, and the inspiration titled, "God is Listening." Also recognized were Frances Valentino and Shirley Johns, KOPS queens of the month; Evanoff, runner-up best loser; Evanoff, Valentino and Johns, no-gain contest; Johns, weekly KOPS; and Peg Mix and Carrie Toy, best losers.

AASC to host presentation about healthy eating habits

ALLIANCE- "Get Your Plate in Shape" is the title of the program focusing on healthy eating and cooking that Sue Hurton will present at 10 a.m. Monday at the Alliance Area Senior Center, 602 W. Vine St.

"Eating right doesn't have to be complicated," said Hurton, registered dietitian from Copeland Oaks Retirement Community in Sebring. "Before you eat, think about what goes on your plate or in your bowl. Our simple tips will help you build a healthy plate for a healthier you. It is especially important for folks on a fixed retirement income to get the most nutrition for the dollars spent at the grocery store," said Hurton who plans to include smart shopping tips in her presentation. Those attending will also enjoy samples of foods discussed and recipes to prepare healthy, hearty foods at home.

The public is invited to the free program, sponsored by Copeland Oaks and Crandall Medical Center. More information calling AASC at 330-821-3348 or Copeland Community Information at 330-938-7519.

Goshen HS Class of '41 to meet for breakfast

SALEM-The Goshen High School Class of 1941 will meet for breakfast at 9 a.m. March 20 at the Salem Hills Golf and Country Club.

United Local Class of '61 to meet for lunch

HANOVERTON-The United Local High School Class of 1961 plans to meet for lunch at 1 p.m. March 20 at the Salem Hills Golf and Country Club.

Salem Public Library to host LEGO building contest

SALEM-A LEGO Building Contest begins at 6:30 p.m. March 20 at Salem Public Library's Quaker Room. Students in kindergarten-fifth grades are invited to take part in the free event. Contestants will bring in his/her creation, register and put any needed finishing touches on at the library. Students will be divided into categories based on their grade in school. At 7 p.m., all attendees will be able to vote for their favorite structure in each category. A prize will be awarded to the winner in each category.

In conjunction with the program an interactive mini-exhibit on building will be presented that evening by Oh Wow! The Roger and Gloria Jones Children's Center for Science and Technology. For more information call 330-332-0042 (choose option 3) or stop by the library.

TOPS?1380 recognizes weight loss winners

SALEM-TOPS 1380 met March 12 at Emmanuel Lutheran Church with 18 members attending and Cindy Eastman, leader, presiding. Shirley Hartman led the prayer and pledge, while Margaret Phillips, Laurie McBride and Cora Jean Briggs recited the KOPS pledge. Best losers were Jeannie Luxeuil, honorable mention; and Briggs, KOPS.

The Rolling Cash Five was rolled over for the third week. Eastman spoke on a "Guide to Fast Food Salads." Shirley Bullis read for the "circle of light" ceremony.

R-Weigh rewards weekly weight loss

SALEM-The R-Weigh weight groups met Monday at the Faith Chapel. A loss of 39 pounds was recorded for the week. Good losers for the week were Sharon Bigalow, Margie Dale and Sarah Nelson. Roni Fauver was the goalie for the week and Sandy McGarr won the can-do monetary drawing. Karen Morris gave an informative program on various foods and Joyce Sanders led the members in chair exercises at the afternoon meeting. Team 2 beat team 1 in the basketball game six to four.

Karen Pauline presided at the evening meeting and Carol Held led the exercises and presented a program on how to use a plate to plan your meals. Bigalow and Lori Gfeller received the birthday award.

Donna Greenamyer, Pauline Zirkle, Susan Cain, Chris Learn, Gfeller, Bigalow, Dale and Nelson made 3 point baskets in the basketball game and each received two dollars. Team two beat team one at the night basketball game 30 to 32.

Damascus Garden Club holds monthly meeting

DAMASCUS-The Damascus Garden Club met on March 8 in the canyon rooms of the Damascus Friends Church. The hostess was Rhonda Mitchell and co-hostesses were Marilyn Wingett and Marcia Spack. A spring salad and hot submarine sandwiches were served to 14 members and two guests.

President Peggy Stoffer called the meeting to order and welcomed Tammy Harhager, a guest of Wingett, and Cindy Hutmacher, the March program presenter. A thank-you note from Celine Hallier, Canton District director of the Garden Club of Ohio, was read. Hilda Spack gave her treasurer's report and reminded the members that she is collecting money for the June event at the Sebring Mansion.

The Audit Committee reported that they have completed the 2011 audit of the treasurer's records, found them to be in very good order, and thanked the treasurer for her excellent work. Community Care reminded members to keep collecting #5 caps for recycling.

The monthly floral arranging class was in session March 13 at the Pleasant View Nursing Home. The theme was "green" in keeping with St. Patrick's Day. Wingett thanked the members who brought candy for the Easter egg hunt at the community park. Historian Joyce Steer has the new scrapbook ready for pictures and articles. Ginny Huffman of Ways and Means reported that her committee is working on the post office garden sign and continuing with the plans for the community calendar.

Under old business, members were reminded that the seed packets for Rwanda are due by the April meeting. Lee Kuentz said that the theme for the 2012 flower show has been chosen. Under new business, Wingett said that Dave Peterson, presenter of the club's April program, would like members to bring containers and material, including flowers, frogs, and pin holders to the meeting. June Wallace suggested members participate in the Penny Pines reforestation project. The club voted to provide money to buy seedlings that would be planted in one acre of a national forest. Peggy Stoffer reminded members about the Garden Club of Ohio annual convention in April. More information about the event is in the recent Garden Greetings publication.

The March program was a presentation on spring bulbs, especially daffodils and daylilies, by Cindy Hutmacher of Westville Lake. She gave a PowerPoint presentation of her home gardens with its plantings of over 400 different daylilies and 14 divisions of daffodils. Her home garden has been designated a display garden for the varieties of plants she grows. She shared many growing tips with the club members who were inspired by her pictures of her spring plantings. The April meeting will be at the Damascus Friends Church with the program "A Line in Design with Dave Peterson."

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