Breakfast is Saturday at Masonic Building
SALEM-A public breakfast buffet will be served from 7:30 to 10 a.m. Saturday 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, home fries, 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.
Salem VFW hosting New Year's Eve party
SALEM -A New Year's Eve party will be held from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. at Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 892, 496 Arch St. Music will be provided by Damaged Goods. Food will be available. Admission is $5 for non-members.
SHS Class of 1972 will meet for breakfast
SALEM - The Salem High School Class of 1972 plans to meet for breakfast at 9 a.m. Jan. 5 at the Salem Hills Golf and Country Club.
BL Class of 1984 hosting benefit dinner
LISBON - The Beaver Local High School Class of 1984 will hold a spaghetti dinner benefit for Chuck Cornell and his family. The public is invited from 4 to 7 p.m. Jan. 12 at the high school. The Cornell family lost their home on Dec. 18 in a fire, which was a total loss.
There also will be a silent and Chinese auction. Anyone wishing to donate a basket or silent auction items is asked to contact Marcie Guy at 330-801-2597 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org Monetary donations may be sent to: First National Community Bank, P.O. Box 769, East Liverpool, Ohio 43920; checks payable to BLHS Class of 1984.
GED training offered by MCTA
YOUNGSTOWN - Registration is now open for Mahoning and Columbiana Training Association's Bestway program that helps youth ages 17 to 21 years earn their G.E.D. and acquire skills needed to get a job. The program is free and participants have the opportunity to receive up to $500 bonus upon successful completion of the eight-week program. Classes are scheduled to begin in February and will be held at the MCTA office, 9 W. Front St., Youngstown.
Individuals considering getting a G.E.D. should be aware that the current procedure for acquiring a G.E.D. will change at the end of 2013. Scores for portions of the test will expire then if the entire test has not been passed. Also testing fees will increase significantly. For more information and to register for orientation call 330 259-0670 Ext. 6145.
Seasonal cantata planned in Columbiana
COLUMBIANA - "Peace, Hope and Joy," a seasonal cantata, will be presented by the Columbiana Nazarene Church choir at 7 p.m. today. The church is located at 330 N. Elm St. Refreshments will be served after the program.
Salem Hospital Auxiliary to meet
SALEM - The Salem Community Hospital Auxiliary meeting begins at 9:30 a.m. Jan. 10 in the small dining room at the back of the hospital cafeteria. Betsy Williams, SCH assistant director of case management, will speak.
Hired Hands concert scheduled today
SALEM - The Hired Hands concert featuring traditional Scottish and Celtic music with lesser known and popular Christmas carols begins at 7 p.m. today in the meeting room of the Dale Shaffer Research Library at the Salem Historical Society, 239 S. Lundy Ave.
The Hired Hands are five sisters from the Miller family in Lisbon. The two oldest sisters play Celtic lever harps and are both National Scottish Harp champions. Allison is the current champion and Sairey was the 2008 champion. Laura adds fiddle to the mix. Micah brings concertina. Maggie plays tin whistles including a low Irish whistle.
This Hired Hands Christmas concert is the third in the Dulci-More Fall Concert Series. Admission at the door is $10 with an additional $5 covering all children in a family. Parking is available in the municipal lot. The building is handicapped accessible. For more information contact Bill Schilling at 234-564-3852, email@example.com or www.dulcimore.org.
Distribution planned at Winona Friends
WINONA - A food distribution is slated from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at Winona Friends Church, 4615 Whinnery Road. Families and individuals living in the United Local School District are eligible.
Veterans Appreciation Rodeo planned
SALEM - A Veterans Appreciation Rodeo begins at 7 p.m. Saturday at Armstrong's Arena, 3249 Route 45.
Admission is free to all veterans and active duty military.
There will be free drawings for past and present service men and women. Events at the heated arena include bull riding, mini bull riding, chute dogging, mutton busting for children and a family- friendly dance following the rodeo.
Hallewell will perform during Banquet
SALEM - Butch Hallewell will perform Christmas carols during the Banquet in Salem to be served at 5 p.m. only on Tuesday, Dec. 25, at the Memorial Building.
The menu offers ham, turkey, cranberry sauce, dressing, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, fresh vegetables and fruit, and ice cream sundaes.
This meal is sponsored by Friends of the Banquet. Additional sponsors are needed. For more information call Patty Colian at 330-831-2169.
Joshua Project collecting for victims
SALINEVILLE - The Joshua Project is collecting monetary donations for the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary tragedy. Donations may be dropped off at any Huntington Bank, under The Joshua Project: Connecticut Victims Memorial Fund.
Collections will be taken through Jan. 30, 2013. All funds will be directly deposited into The Sandy Hook Elementary Memorial Fund at the Newtown Savings Bank.
The Joshua Project is a Christian based, non-profit organization in Salineville. Working with many churches in the area, the Joshua Project reaches out to families who are in need, whether through tragedy, or hard times.
Benefit dinners are held for families needing to cover medical or funeral expenses, Christmas assistance, back to school supplies, and tragedies that happen throughout the country.
Last month, the Joshua Project teamed up with the Knights of Columbus and sent a semi-truck loaded with 372 cases of water and supplies to New Jersey, all donated from area residents.
EP Middle School will perform tonight
EAST PALESTINE - East Palestine Middle School will present "A Christmas Carol" at 7 p.m. today in the high school auditorium. Admission is a donation for Social Concerns.
Toy donations accepted at game
SALEM - The Salem Lady Quakers basketball team is coming together with the West Branch Warriors for a common cause, providing a child in need a toy on Christmas.
During the Salem vs. West Branch game on Saturday, a new unwrapped toy valued at $5 or more will provide free admission into the game. Games begin at noon.
Toys will be distributed to children in need within the communities. For more information call Sarah Hamilton at 330-277-9466.
Breakfast is Sunday at VFW Post
WASHINGTONVILLE - Breakfast will be served from 8 to 11 a.m. Sunday and also Dec. 30 at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5532. Carryouts are available; call 330-427-2533.
Buffet planned at Mennonite Church
NORTH LIMA - An all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet will be available from 7 to 10 a.m. Dec. 29 at the North Lima Mennonite Church, 90 Mennonite Drive.
Donations will be accepted. Items on the buffet include eggs, pancakes, french toast, sausage, potatoes, homemade rolls, sausage gravy and biscuits, peppers and onions, coffee, orange juice, and other beverages.
For additional information call the church at 330-549-2333.
Senior Choir and Bell Choir will perform
SALEM - The Senior Choir and Bell Choir of Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 291 S. Broadway Ave., will perform its Christmas Cantata during the worship services at 6:30 p.m. Saturday and at 10:30 a.m. Sunday.
Pastor Alan Smearsoll created the narration and arranged this year's cantata, titled Evangelizoma, which is a Greek word meaning, "I bring good news."
The poems were written by Karen Rodgers. Tom Drotleff is the senior choir director and Ila Jeanne Paxson is the organist and bell choir director. The public is invited.
Messiah Choir will perform Saturday
COLUMBIANA - The Messiah Choir will perform at 7 p.m. Dec. 22 at Main Street Theater, 5 N. Main St.
The event is free and open to the public. A free-will offering will be donated to Crown Theater Productions and its ministry.
The expenses of the holiday concert are underwritten by the Columbiana Community Foundation. Doors open one hour before the show.
Under the direction of Randy Hart, the 30-member choir will perform selections from Handel's "Messiah" and other holiday music. Solists are Sarah Vodrey, Sally Bricker, Peggy Elliott, Barbara Bailey and Andrew Lawlor. Accompanist is Joe McKim.