DEERFIELD - The Deerfield Historical Society will meet at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 22 at the new Deerfield Town Hall, 1450 state Route 14. The public is invited.
DAHS '55 breakfast
LISBON - The David Anderson High School Class of 1955 plans to meet for breakfast at 10 a.m. Jan. 24 at the Taste of Country.
SALEM - Birthdays and anniversaries were observed when the Weingart Cousins met recently at the Salem Hills Golf and Country Club. The next breakfast begins at 9 a.m. Feb. 12.
DEERFIELD -The Deerfield Historical Society's third Monday dance will take place from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Jan. 21 at the Deerfield Town Hall, 1450 state Route 14. Refreshments are available for purchase. Admission is $3 per person.
Music club meeting
SALEM - Mike Newman will present the program when the Salem Music Study Club meets at 7 p.m. Jan. 23 in the parlor in the Education Building of the Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 251 S. Broadway Ave. Music will be by George M. Cohan and Jerome Kern. The club is affiliated with the National Foundation of Music Clubs and the Ohio Federation of Music Club. A brief meeting follows. Guests are welcome.
Benefit dinner slated
SALEM - The public is invited to the Matthew Todd spaghetti dinner benefit at 3 p.m. Jan. 26 at AMVETS Post 45, 750 S. Broadway Ave. Cost is $6 for adults, $2 for ages 6 to 10 and free for children 5 and under. A Chinese auction starts at 5:30 p.m. For more information go to "In loving memory of Matt Todd" on Facebook.
Alliance Aglow meeting
ALLIANCE - Members of Aglow International Alliance Lighthouse will meet at 10 a.m. Feb. 5 at Sleepy Hollow Golf Course, 374 Homeworth Road. Tim Wright, a singer, songwriter and worship leader, will speak. He and his wife Emily currently reside in East Liverpool. Those attending are asked to bring cookies or finger foods to share.
Salem Masons buffet
SALEM-A public breakfast buffet will be served from 7:30 to 10 a.m. Jan. 26 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, homefries, 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.
Leetonia Ruritans meet
LEETONIA - Leetonia Ruritans met Jan. 12 at the Leetonia Public Library with 11 members present. Richard Sitler led the group in singing "America." Ray Heddleson gave the opening prayer. The 2013 directories were given to members and the budget was approved. Sitler presented perfect attendance pins to the following members: Bob Campbell 39 years; Lynn Eskay, 30 years; Richard Sitler, 28 years; Galen Zimmerman, 13 years; Ron Bulford, 10 years; Karen Bulford, six years; Al Citino, six years; John Hall, five years; Ray Heddleson, three years; JoAnn Fields, two years; Mark Gardner, one year; and Bill Garrett, one year. The next meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 12 at the library.
BERLIN CENTER - Levi Smith and Ian Hames led the first meeting of 2013 of Western Reserve Rangers 4-H Club on Jan. 10. Congratulations was extended to Levi and Emily Smith, Jena and Erin Styka, and Gabriella and Nickolas Marinesky who will serve on the Mahoning County Junior Fair Board this year. Emily and Levi reported on the sessions they enjoyed at the 2013 Junior Fair Conference in Columbus earlier this month. Pam Campbell, an advisor for the Junior Fair Board, added comments about the sessions she attended. A thank-you note was read from Hope for Women International for the pillowcase dresses members made in July 2012 for "Dress A Girl Around The World." Members were encouraged to attend the Ohio 4-H Teen Conference in Columbus on March 9. The club will meet again at 7 p.m. Feb. 14. Registration forms must be submitted by this date.
Author has new book
SALINEVILLE - Author Connie Randolph has announced the release of her new book, "The Fur-Raising Adventure of Casper Joe." Pet lovers will appreciate the third heartwarming tale of Casper Joe as he seeks tail-wagging success for his furry friends.
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R-Weigh groups meet
SALEM - The R-Weigh weight support groups met at 1 and 5 p.m. Monday at the First Friends Church. A loss of 42 pounds was recorded for the week. Good losers were Helen Baker, Gloria Judy, Wilma Grams, Edie Sternburg, Mary Hefner, Colleen Wafler, Diane Hart, Sandi Shipton, Doris Senior and Beverly Armitage. Patty Mills and Carol Held were the goalies for the week. Jo Carol Gray and Hefner received the birthday award. Jeni Alwood reached her one-fourth way to goal status. Karen Pauline presided at the meeting. Held continued explaining the exchange diet and passed out brochures on the subject. New members are welcome. For more information call 330-3332-1078.
Butler Grange meets
SALEM - Ida Zepernick presided when Butler Grange met recently at the Myrtle Bailey residence. Bailey gave a synopsis of an article, "A Note to the President." Ohio State Grange family activity contest winners from Butler Grange were: Photography-Scenery (non-member) Mary Stallman, first place; Before and After (two photos), Ruth Ann Altenhof, first place; and Comfort Toy, Altenhof, fourth place.
Altenhof presented the program, January happenings: New Year's Poems. "As the
Clock Ticks Away the Last Few Hours of the Year" was read by Clyde Zepernick; "What Does the New Year Signify?" was read by Ida Zepernick; and "Another Fresh New Year is Here" was read by Bailey. Altenhof offered several thoughts to celebrate January as National Soup Month.
4-H club holds meeting
WASHINGTONVILLE - The Kids, Kows, 'N' Kritters 4-H Club met on Jan. 11 at the Cope home. The new officers presided, including President Justin Coppersmith, Vice President Isaac Thompson, Secretary Kelly See, Treasurer Cody Cope, Health and Safety Officer Brandon Catlett and News Reporter Rachel Thompson. There were nine members, three advisors and five guests present. Members discussed the upcoming jewelry party fund raiser to be held Jan. 24 at the Wilcox home. Anyone interested in attending is asked to contact Becky Coppersmith at email@example.com. The next meeting begins at 7 p.m. Feb. 8 with the location to be announced.
SALEM - TOPS 1380 members met Jan. 14 at Emmanuel Lutheran Church. Cora Jean Briggs led the TOPS pledge and prayer. She also recited the KOPS pledge with Margaret Phillips, Audrea Goodballet and Barb May. Award winners were Barb May, KOPS; and Shirley Bullis, honorable mention. Goodballet celebrated her birthday. Eleanor May read from "Devotions for Dieters" for the "circle of light."
HCS '14 to host dinner
COLUMBIANA - The Heartland Christian School Class of 2014 will host a lasagna fund-raising dinner from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. Feb. 12 at the school's Dining Commons. All proceeds raised will go toward funding a senior trip for the students.