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June 24, 2012
Salem News

Deerfield Community Chorus to present concert July 8

DEERFIELD- The Deerfield Community Chorus will present its 22nd annual concert at 2 p.m. July 8 at the Deerfield Town Hall, 1450 state Route 14. A variety of music will be enjoyed. Approximately 50 singers and musicians from many communities will entertain. Among the chorus numbers to be performed are a medley from "West Side Story," "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes," "Africa" by Toto, "I'll Be Seeing You," "The Last Night of the World" from Miss Saigon, "Waitin' For the Light to Shine" from the Big River and other patriotic and sacred numbers. The Men's Chorus will sing "Put Your Head on My Shoulder" and "The Eddy Stone Light," a sea chantey. The Women's Chorus will entertain with "You Are So Beautiful," "Wind Beneath My Wings" and "Boogie, Woogie, Bugle Boy." The concert is free admission although passing the hat is a cherished tradition. The primary conductor is William Westover Jr., with Elaine Burkey as pianist. DVD's will be available for purchase. For information call Sally Sampson at 330-654-3168.

Salem residents are named officers at UCT convention

COLUMBUS- The Ohio Grand Convention for the United Commercial Travelers of America was held June 6 through 9 at the Holiday Inn in Boardman. Councils from the entire state sent their delegates and representatives to report on activities throughout the year, vote on constitution changes and elect officers for the year 2012-2013. Salem Council #590 has two members in the state lineup of officers. Ron Shively of West Pine Lake Road, Salem, was elected as grand past counselor for his sixth and final year. He and his wife, Mary Lou, were in charge of the convention this year at the Holiday Inn. Salem #590 member Alvin Lutz was elected as the grand conductor for his third year of six.

Weingart Cousins meet, observe milestones

SALEM- Birthdays and anniversaries were observed when the Weingart Cousins Breakfast Group met recently, with 23 in attendance. The next breakfast is slated July 10.

TOPS?1380 rewards weekly weight loss

SALEM- TOPS 1380 met June 11 at Emmanuel Lutheran Church with nine members present.

Shirley Bullis led prayer and pledges, while Dorothy Mussler, Margaret Phillips and Cora Jean Briggs recited the KOPS pledge. Best losers were Bullis and Eleanor May, honorable mention; and Phillips, KOPS. May royals were Jeanne Harold, TOPS; and Phillips.

A reading for the circle of light was given by Barb May.

Leetonia Ruritans meet, discuss scholarships

LEETONIA- The Leetonia Ruritans met June 12 with 13 members and two guests present. The meeting opened with the singing of "America." The secretary's and treasurers' report were approved.

Treasurer Lynn Eskay reported he gave four $1,000 scholarships at the May 26 awards breakfast at Leetonia High School. Recipients were Jason Shar, Erin Mathey, Nick Altomare and Kayla Hepler. Eskay also presented Alexis Tittle with the Build Your Dollar Scholarship for 2012 in the amount of $550 at the meeting. The members voted to give $300 toward next year's Build Your Dollar Scholarship with Ruritan National.

The next meeting will be July 8 at the library.

St. Joe's Ox Roast Fair slated for July 20-22

MANTUA- The 49th annual St. Joseph's Ox Roast Fair is scheduled for the weekend of July 20 through 22. Fair hours are 6 to 11:30 p.m. July 20, 1 to 11:30 p.m. July 21 and noon to 10 p.m. July 22. Activities will include a wide variety of fair food favorites; live entertainment; Friday night fireworks; Saturday 5K Run/Walk; an assortment of rides, games, contests and giveaways; over $10,000 in main raffle prizes and hourly progressive drawings each day plus several specialty raffles, souvenir T-shirts and hats; tractor, truck and semi pulls; trade booths; Ox Idol Karaoke Contest; an an indoor casino with instant bingo. The Parish Community of St. Joseph's is located at 11045 St. Joseph Blvd. For information visit, find it on Facebook (St. Joseph's Ox Roast Fair), or phone the parish office at 330-274-2253.

Aglow Salem Lighthouse to host associate pastor

ALLIANCE- The Aglow International Salem Lighthouse will meet at 10 a.m. July 3 at the Sleepy Hollow Golf Course, 374 Homeworth Road. A donation of $8 will include a luncheon. Guest speaker will be Aglow's state prayer coordinator, Paula Bryson. She currently serves on the school board at Troy Christian Schools and is an associate pastor at Ginghamsburg United Methodist Church. She has also worked as a Christian education director at a small church and through the counseling center taught at-risk teens at a local high school.

Canfield Community Band announces July 4 schedule

CANFIELD- The Canfield Community Concert Band, under the direction of its new conductor Brian Harris, will be presenting a series of free outdoor summer concerts throughout the area to help area residents celebrate the Fourth of July holiday.

Upcoming concerts include 6 p.m. Sunday, July 1, at Buhl Park in Sharon, Pa.; 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 3, at Austintown Township Park; and 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 4, at Firestone Park in Columbiana.

The band will entertain audiences with a variety of popular songs and marches presenting contemporary American styles and celebrating American composers and patriotic themes. The program will include Gershwin's "Summertime," "Georgia on My Mind," and "A Leroy Anderson Portrait." The patriotic holiday spirit will be reflected in "Fugue on Yankee Doodle" by John Phillip Sousa as well as the lively "National Emblem March" and "Washington Post March." The "Armed Forces Salute" will round out the program as the band pays tribute to past veterans and current members of the Armed Forces. America's march, "The Stars and Stripes Forever," will conclude the program.

R-Weigh recognizes weekly weight loss

SALEM- The R-Weigh weight groups met Monday at the Faith Chapel church in Salem and lost 36 pounds for the week.

The good losers for the week were Joyce Sanders and Donna Greenamyer. Ronie Fauver, Peggy Kurtz and Carol Held were the goalies for the week. Sanders reached her one-half way goal, Fauver won the can-do drawing and Kurtz earned the birthday award.

Karen Morris presented a program on "Super carbs that turn on your skinny hormones" at the 1 p.m. meeting. The baseball contest Hit & Runs beat the Quaker City Hitters 12 to 7 winning two games in a row. April, May and June birthday members will bring low-fat, low-cal food with recipes next Monday, June 25th. All members are to bring a beverage to the day meeting.

Karen Pauline presided at the 5 p.m. meeting and Held led the exercises. Held presented a program on Soluble and Insoluble Fiber and listed the foods to eat to get more fiber in the diet. The Home Run Honeys beat the Baseball Babes 20 to 17. Each team has won a game.

Members will be paid a dollar a pound for their June losses at both groups Monday.



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