Fourth Thursday Banquet in Salem will be served today
SALEM - The Fourth Thursday Banquet in Salem will be served from 5 to 7 p.m. today at the Memorial Building. The meal will be sponsored by the Greenford Lutheran Church.
The menu offers chicken noodle soup, sloppy joes, cheesy potatoes, green beans, fresh vegetables and fruit and sheet cake.
Additional sponsors are needed. For more information call Patty Colian at 330-831-2169.
First Brethren Church hosting
free monthly community dinner
NORTH GEORGETOWN - The First Brethren Church at 27333 Main St. will host its free monthly community dinner from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Friday.
This month's menu features a choice of red or white chili, salad, bread, dessert and beverage. The dinner is open to the public. Donations are accepted but are not necessary.
SCT presenting 'A Little
Murder Never Hurt Anybody'
SALEM - Salem Community Theatre will present the hilarious comedy/murder-mystery/farce, "A Little Murder Never Hurt Anybody," at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and Nov. 2 and 3; and at 2 p.m. Oct. 28 and Nov. 4.
Admission is $14 for adults, $10 for senior citizens, and $8 for students. Tickets are available by calling the theater box office at 330-332-9688.
Salem Slovak Club hosting
Halloween dance Saturday
SALEM - The public is invited to a Halloween dance from 8 p.m. to midnight Saturday at the Salem Slovak Club, 313 S. Ellsworth Ave.
Music will be provided by Ruckus. There is no cover charge. Those attending are asked to wear their favorite costume.
Alchemy Acres Animal
Sanctuary hosting clinic
SALEM - Alchemy Acres Animal Sanctuary is hosting a rabies shot and micro-chip clinic for dogs and cats from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday at Alchemy Acres, 1859 Depot Road.
For more information or to pre-register call 330-332-4897.
Salem Historical Society
closing its season on Sunday
SALEM - The Salem Historical Society is closing its 40th museum season on Sunday. Visitors are welcome to view the museum from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, with the last tour to begin at 3:30 p.m.
In addition to the Dale Shaffer Research Library which features an industrial/transportation exhibit, the museum of the Salem Historical Society consists of several buildings; the main Pearce/Schell House and the Freedom Hall. Except for special occasions or appointments, the museum will reopen in May 2013. For more information call 330-337-8514.
Salem Walmart hosting trick
or treat and Halloween parade
SALEM - Trick or treat and a Halloween parade will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Monday at the Salem Walmart, 2875 E. State St. Costume judging starts at 6:05 p.m.
DAHS Classes of 1946-47
will meet for lunch on Nov. 1
LISBON - David Anderson High School classes of 1946 and 1947 will meet for lunch at 11:30 a.m. Nov. 1 at the Taste of Country.
Reservations being accepted for Puckett Scholarship Dinner
SUMMITVILLE - Reservations are still being accepted for the Matt Puckett Scholarship Dinner on Nov. 2 at St. John's Catholic Hall in Summitville.
Cost is $20 for adults for the steak or chicken dinner and $10 for 12 and under. Reservations are strongly recommended and may be made by calling Karen or Mike Abraham at 330-853-0667 or 330-679-1869.
Ladies Auxiliary of Elks Salem
Lodge holding installation
SALEM - Ladies Auxiliary of Elks Salem Lodge #305's installation dinner begins at 6 p.m. Nov. 20.
The meeting follows at 7:30 p.m. with installation of new officers. Cost is $12 per meal. Reservations are needed by no later than Wednesday, Nov. 14 by contacting Dorothy Yakubek. Roast beef, baked chicken, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, Jello salad, rolls, pie, coffee and punch will be served. Those attending are reminded to bring a Chinese auction gift.
Salem Saxon Retirees
will meet on Nov. 7
SALEM - The Salem Saxon Retirees will meet on Nov. 7. Snacks will be served at 11:30 a.m., lunch at 12:30 p.m., followed by bingo. Reservations must be made before Oct. 31 by calling Tony Rothbrust at 330-337-0798.
Columbiana Chamber hosting
business breakfast on Nov. 9
COLUMBIANA - The Columbiana Area Chamber of Commerce will host a business breakfast on Nov. 9 at Das Dutch Haus.
The event topic is "Working With the Shale Industry" and includes a panel of local area businessmen who will share their insight and experience within this fast growing economic opportunity in Columbiana. Discussion will center around how they developed relationships with prime and sub-prime contractors in the energy related fields.
Panelists are Jerry Stoneburner of Better Management Corp. of Ohio and Buckeye Transfer Realty LLC; Rex Ferry of Valley Electric; Alan D. Wenger of Harrington, Hoppe & Mitchell LTD; Larry Burns III of Graft Electric; and Jason Wilson, director of the Governor's Office of Appalachia.
Cost for chamber members is $10 and $15 for non-members. Registration begins at 7:15 a.m., breakfast at 7:30 a.m. and presentations by panelist at 7:45 a.m. followed by a question and answer session concluding at 9 a.m.
VFW Post 5532 makes
donations to various causes
WASHINGTONVILLE - York Drexler Post 5532, Veterans of Foreign Wars met recently making donations to Second Harvest Food Bank, United Way of Northern Columbiana County, American Heart Association, Marlboro Volunteers, Columbiana County Meals on Wheels, Leetonia Sportsman Club for Kids Day.
Donations were also made to the Ohio VFW programs for Veterans Service, Cancer/Hospice Research, Call Days for Military Personnel, Military Assistance Program, Patriots Pen and Voice of Democracy. The Leetonia Library received an American Flag from the Post.
Commander Pete Lanzendorfer announced the post is hosting an adult Halloween party with a DJ and karaoke on Oct. 27. He also announced that the post now has a Facebook Page that contains veterans' related information as well as social events. Everyone is encouraged to view the page and the site will be updated frequently.
Other events include breakfast on Oct. 28 and fish fry at 4 p.m. Nov. 2. Commander Lanzendorfer also reminded everyone to vote in the General Election on Nov. 6.
United?High School presenting
Veterans Day event on Nov. 9
HANOVERTON - United Local High School is presenting a Veterans Day program at 9 a.m. Nov. 9 in the high school auditorium. All area veterans are invited to attend and asked to call the high school office at 330-223-7102 and provide your name and branch of military.
Community Action Agency will
be accepting HEAP applications
LISBON - The Community Action Agency of Columbiana County will be taking applications for Emergency HEAP, Winter Crisis Program, beginning Nov. 1, 2012, through March 31, 2013, at the Lisbon office, at 7860 Lincole Place (rear).
Appointments can only be made by calling the new, automated scheduling system, beginning on Monday, at 330-424-1386. Homebound and disabled seniors, 62 years and older, may call 330-424-4013 for appointment assistance. The Winter Crisis Program provides assistance to low-income households that have had utilities disconnected, face a utility shut-off, or heat with bulk fuel and have a tank that is 25 percent or less of its capacity. The program can assist with up to $750 for home heating fuel and propane, $350 for wood and coal, $175 for regulated utilities (AEP, Columbia Gas, etc.), and $450 for unregulated utilities (Knox Energy, Carrollton Co-Op, etc.).
Assistance is provided to eligible households once during the 2012-13 season. Household income eligibility is based on the previous 90 days or 12 months gross income (before taxes) at 200 percent of the Federal Poverty Guidelines. The maximum allowable income for a family of three cannot be greater than $9,545 for the last 90 days or $38,180 for the last 12 months. Health insurance premiums and child support payments can be deducted from the total gross income. Applicants must provide proper documentation of such payments.
Clients applying for PIPP Plus must be aware that the income guidelines are less; 150 percent or below the Federal Poverty Guidelines. The maximum allowable income for a family of three, before taxes, is $7,158.75 for the past 90 days or $28,635 for the past 12 months. Based on the number of available staff, CAA will be accepting up to seven walk-in applicants daily on a first come, first serve basis starting at 8 a.m. Numbers will not be distributed before 6 a.m. Applicants will not be allowed on the premises from 8:30 p.m. through 6 a.m. Any household with a member who is classified as permanently and totally disabled must provide proof at the time of the interview. All applicants must provide proof of gross household income for the previous 90 days or 12 months, Social Security numbers, and birth dates for all members of the household. Current electric and gas bills are required for all households. Clients who heat with bulk fuel must know what vendor the household has used in previous years, and what kind of fuel the household uses, (i.e. propane, fuel oil #2, etc.). Those applying for assistance with a metered utility, the bill must be in an adult household member's name, will need to bring the current disconnection notice or a statement from the utility company for a deposit or reinstatement of service. Anyone applying for metered utility assistance must be in disconnection status, and will be required to enroll in a payment plan to clear the outstanding balance.
Applications for State HEAP can be completed through May 31, 2013, and are available at post offices, libraries, and utility companies throughout the county. For more information about State HEAP call 1-800-282-0880.