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Community Happenings

September 16, 2012
Salem News

Former phone workers to meet for breakfast

SALEM - Former AT&T-Ohio Bell Telephone Operators are invited to breakfast at 8:30 a.m. Thursday at the Salem Hills Golf and Country Club.

Salem Square Wheels to offer free dance lesson

SALEM - The Salem Square Wheels is offering a free square dance lesson from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the Blossom Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 109 Blossom Lane. For more information call 330-398-4108 or 330-332-9391.

Canfield quilt group to meet on Tuesday

CANFIELD - That Quilt Group I Belong To will hold its monthly meeting on Tuesday at Fair Park in Canfield. Member Ginger Mangie will teach interested members how to make a miniature pumpkin wall hanging. The cost of the kit is $8. Those interested in purchasing the kit should contact Mangie at 330-702-0532. The class will begin at 5:30 p.m., and will break at 7 p.m. for the regular monthly meeting. The class will continue after the meeting. That Quilt Group I Belong To is open to all interested quilters at all skill levels. For membership information contact president Mary Rose Nordquist at

Southern football team, fans show support for ACS

SALINEVILLE - On Aug. 31, the Southern Local Indian football coaches,players and fans wore pink and donated in support of the American Cancer Society and the NFL's "A Crucial Catch" campaign. This campaign raises funds and awareness to fight breast cancer and provides hope to people facing the disease. Southern Local students participated in a homeroom change competition all week. Michele Skinner's homeroom collected the most money with $30. There was also a "Think Pink" dress day on Thursday. At the game on Friday, donation stations were set up in multiple locations. In all, $250 was collected to be sent to the American Cancer Society. To learn more about how you can help create a world with less breast cancer and more birthdays, call 800-227-2345 or visit

May family holds reunion, recognizes attendees

SUMMITVILLE - The 18th May family reunion was held Aug. 11 with 120 attending. Awards were given for the following: oldest May family member, Charles May 76, Columbiana; oldest person present, Gladys Price, 96, Salem youngest, Camryn Corbett Anderson, 45 days old; most family members present, Don and Lillie Moats, 26, Lisbon; traveled furthest distance, Keith Hilderbrand, Havelock, N.C.; horseshoe pitching champions, Fred and Jim May, Summitville; runners-up, Darrel Criss, Salem and James Anderson, East Rochester; euchre champions; Zack Decker and Chelsie May, New Cumberland, W.Va.; runners-up, Mark Moats and Jack Meighen.

New arrivals since the last reunion include: Austin Lycaon McCleery, born May 15, 2012, Salem; Camryn Corbett, born June 27, 2012, East Rochester; and Joseph Tyson, born Nov. 17, 2011, East Liverpool.

Graduates recognized included Kenny Hall, Lisbon; and Tanner Moats and Allisha Horton, United Local.

Deaths since the last reunion were James F. May Jr., June 7, 2012; Doris Diane Moats, July 16, 2012.

Marriages since the last reunion were Tony and Rebekah May, Sept. 1, 2011; Eric and Jessica Meighen, Sept. 3, 2011; James and Kristy Coulter, May 19, 2012.

New officers for 2013 are President Carla Moats, Vice President Becky Meighen. Treasurer Barbara May and Secretary Lillie Moats.

The 2013 reunion will be held Aug. 10 at the Summitville Fire Hall, Those attending are to bring a coverdish and an item for the white elephant sale.

Minerva artists donate raffle money to food bank

MINERVA - The six collaborating artists of the Market Street Art Spot asked their colleagues in the Stark and Carroll County art world to create 50 works of art to give art patrons the opportunity to buy through a raffle at $50 each. The Art Spot would donate the price of the raffle tickets to the Minerva Area Salvation Army food Bank and the $50 would go to the starving artist who created the work of art.

Patrons of the Art Spot bought $1375.25 worth of tickets for the 51 works of art in the raffle and several of the starving artists donated their $50 sale to the fundraiser for a grand total of $1575.25 given to the food bank.

Minerva Salvation Army Food Bank Board member Rev. Virginia Birks said, "What a great idea from the Art Spot. With so many people in our area in need, the food bank and the Salvation Army needs every penny it can get to help people keep food on the table."

Art Spot Resident Artist Michelle Mulligan came up with the idea and led the organizing effort at the Art Spot. Each of the other resident artists, Laura Donnelly, Ruth Koomler, Dona McCloskey, Joan Henninger, and Marty Chapman contributed works of art for the auction and helped put together the grand drawing party held Sept. 1 at the Art Spot.

Mulligan said, "We loved to do this fund raiser and give back to our community. It's just amazing how generous Minerva area people are and how much they are willing to give to help their neighbors and at the same time, support the arts and artists who put their hearts and souls into their work. We just can't thank the people of Stark and Carroll counties enough for all they do for us and for others."

The opening reception of 50 for 50 event was held on the second Friday of August and sponsored by Diane Evans and Raymond James Investments.

R-Weigh rewards weekly weight loss winners

SALEM - The R-Weigh weight groups met Monday at Faith Chapel. A loss of 22 pounds was recorded over the holiday. Good losers for the week were JoAnne Bogdan and Rita Cecil. Judy Catlett, Carol Held and Peggy Kurtz were the goalies for the week. Rene Haver reached her one-fourth way to goal weight and Bogdan earned the eight weeks of losing monetary awards. Louise Marchbanks celebrated her birthday and passed out a birthday treat to her classmates in the school contest as the members sang the birthday song to her. Lois Wood, Catherine Baird, Vi Woodall, Held and Catlett received the birthday award for losing weight over their birthdays.

Report cards for the school contest will be given for the next four weeks at both groups and the members can earn $5 on Oct. 8 if they lose their designated pounds. They must keep off the weight loss at the Oct. 15 meeting and will go on a field trip that day. The day group will go on its field trip at 1:30 p.m. and the night group will go on its field trip at 5:45 p.m. The members losing the contest will remain at the church for the regular meeting. New or past members are welcome. For more information call 330-332-1078.



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