Canfield Masons name trustee
CANFIELD-W.B. Robert Edwards, a longtime member and past master of Argus Lodge, was recently installed as a five-year trustee of Argus Lodge in Canfield. He resides in Youngstown with his wife Sharon. Edwards is a 32 Degree Mason of the Scottish Rite, member of York Rite, Al Koran Shrine and Aut Mori Grotto. He is known as "Who Me," a member of the Clown Unit. Edwards retired as an army captain in 1997 after serving in Vietnam from 1969-71. He is also a member of the advisory board of the Salvation Army and the financial secretary of Youngstown Fraternal Order of Police #28. He retired as detective in 2000 from the Youngstown Police Department.
SHS '68 to meet for dinner
SALEM - The Salem High School Class of 1968 plans to meet for dinner at 6 p.m. Feb. 5 at Ricky's English Pub.
Historical Society to meet
WINONA - The Winona Area Historical Society will meet at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 7 at the Winona Friends Church's Family Life Center on Whinnery Road.
SHS '69 to meet for lunch
SALEM - The Salem High School Class of 1969 will meet for lunch at 12:30 p.m. Feb. 10 at BB Rooners.
Meals on Wheels board meets
COLUMBIANA The Columbiana Meals on Wheels board of directors met Jan. 16 to discuss upcoming fund raisers. The annual spaghetti dinner and Chinese auction will be held on April 13 at Firestone Park. The public is invited. Anyone wishing to donate a basket is asked to drop it off at Sitler's Florist on East Park Avenue. Drivers are needed for the Meals on Wheels program. For more information call 330-482-0366.
Seven and One Club meets
SALEM - The Seven and One Club met on Jan. 16 at the home of Mrs. Larry Dearth. Her guests included Tracy Dearth and Mrs. Tom Mercure. Cards were played after the luncheon. Prizes were won by Ms. Dearth, first place; Mrs. Ken Kaufman, second place; and Mrs. Fred Weingart, low and travel. The next regular club night begins at 7 p.m. Feb. 20 at the Weingart home.
R-Weigh groups meet
SALEM - The R-Weigh weight groups met at 1 and 5 p.m. Monday at the First Friends Church. A loss of 23 pounds was recorded for the week. Good losers were Helen Baker, Susan Cain, Chris Learn and Doris Senior. Sue Carver and Shirley Dias were the goalies for the week. The Seven Do's and Don't's were discussed at the afternoon meeting. Karen Pauline presided at the evening meeting. Carol Held did a program on how to choose the foods from the food groups on the exchange diet. A new "Lose For Your Heart" contest will start with the Jan. 28 weight at both groups for the month of February. Members will also be paid $1 per pound for their January losses. New members are welcome. For information call 330-332-1078.
SSACSF to host ham dinner
SALINEVILLE - The Salineville Southern Alumni Community Scholarship Foundation (SSACSF) will sponsor a ham dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. Feb. 5 in the Southern Local elementary cafeteria located across the hall from the gymnasium, preceding the Southern Local-Lowellville boys basketball game. The public is invited. Carryout is available. The meal includes ham, baked potato or macaroni and cheese, green beans, applesauce, roll, beverage and dessert. Cost is $7 for ages 12 and up, $6 for senior citizens, $5 for children 3 to 11, and free for under 3.
Garden club holds meeting
DAMASCUS - The Damascus Garden Club, a member of the Garden Club of Ohio Inc., held its January meeting at the home of Rhonda Mitchell. Hostesses were the club's board of directors, Marilyn Wingett, president; Mitchell, first vice president; Hilda Spack, treasurer; and Marcia Spack, secretary. Twelve members were present as Wingett welcomed them into the 60th year of the garden club's existence. The 2013 yearbook "Damascus Garden Club 60 Years and Growing" was distributed. Money from the sale of the 2013 Damascus Garden Club calendar is still being collected. Standing committee reports were as follows: The Awards committee is collecting news articles for entry in the Ohio Garden Club competition. At the request of Community Care, Marty Hollinger volunteered to provide bud vases for the Jan. 15 Ruritan/Red Cross blood drive at the Damascus Methodist Church. Joyce Steer, historian, has completed the 2012 scrapbook and brought it to share with the members. The Sunshine committee reported on greeting cards sent in 2012.
Under old business, members discussed holding a flower show in 2013 and voted to table a decision on the matter until the February meeting. Under new business, an invitation to join the Damascus Garden Club will be issued to a prospective member. Mitchell made a motion to present the Damascus Friends Church with funds to help cover the expenses incurred with their preparation of the club's 2013 yearbook. Peggy Stoffer seconded the motion and it passed unanimously. Marilyn Brumbaugh distributed flyers that announced the 13th annual Beech Creek Garden Symposium in Massillon, Ohio on Feb. 16. The program was presented by Mitchell who showed a DVD "National Garden Clubs, Inc. Growing Our World Greening Our Communities." The importance of the club's mission was an emphasis of the presentation. The Damascus Garden Club began its mission in September 1953 with 20 members. Federation for the club came in 1954 and it is now affiliated with the National Garden Clubs Inc., Central Atlantic Region, and the Garden Club of Ohio Inc., Canton District.
Members enjoyed wedding soup, krapfen, and hunklich for dessert.