TOPS?1380 hosts card shower
SALEM - Members of TOPS 1380 met Jan. 28 at Emmanuel Lutheran Church. The TOPS pledge and prayer was led by Shirley Bullis. Margaret Phillips, Barb May and Cora Jean Briggs recited the KOPS pledge. A card shower for Barb May was held for her reaching KOPS status. She was also named KOPS, while Jeannie Luxeuil was honorable mention. Bullis gave a presentation on exercising with a chair and Eleanor May read for the "circle of light."
Historical society holds planning session
HOMEWORTH - The Western Columbiana County Historical Society met Jan. 28 for its annual planning session. The next meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. March 25 at the Middle Sandy Presbyterian Church in Homeworth. Pat McArtor will present "The Swiss of Knox Township." On June 3, Tim Brooks will speak about "Gettysburg Photo Mystery Solved: Jacob Shenkel's 1863 Diary." A garden tour is also planned in June. Open house will be held Aug. 4 and 11 at which time displays and information will be available about the World War II veterans of the area and the Homeworth lodge. Meetings are free and open to the public.
TOPS 777 discusses the flu season
SALEM - Shirley Johns discussed "Fighting the Flu" when TOPS Chapter 777 met Jan. 30. She also offered the inspiration titled "My Friend." Peggy Mix was recognized as the best loser of the week. Johns read the TOPS pledge, sang "Don't Let Me Down" and asked the question of the week, "Did you get your flu shot?" Frances Valentino was KOPS of the week.
Monthly winners were Johns, KOPS and special award; Brenda Adams, best loser; and Mix, runner-up best loser.
Busy Bees hold organizational meeting
GREENFORD - Greenford Busy Bees 4-H Club will hold an organizational meeting from 6 to 7 p.m. Feb. 18 at the Greenford Bobcat Space Center (use Smokehouse entrance). This club is a cooking/sewing and small projects club open to children ages 5 to 18. For more information call the Mahoning County 4-H office at 330-533-5538.
Former phone workers to meet
SALEM - Former AT&T-Ohio Bell Telephone Operators will meet for breakfast at 8:30 a.m. Feb. 21 at the Salem Hills Golf and Country Club.
Junior Mothers selling raffle tickets
SALEM - The Salem Junior Mother's Club is selling $10 raffle tickets for a chance to win a $400 gift card to Gervasi Vineyard. Tickets are available by contacting Cristi Kopachy at 330-360-6602.
SHS?'57 Girls to meet for lunch
SALEM - Girls of the Salem High School Class of 1957 will meet for lunch at noon Feb. 21 at BB Rooners.
Memorial Building yard sale, flea market set
SALEM - The annual indoor winter yard sale and flea market will be held from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 23 at the Salem Memorial Building, 785 E. State St.
Reservations for table rental are now being accepted by calling the Memorial Building at 330-332-5512. An 8-foot table with two chairs will be provided for $20. Lunch will be available for purchase.
Victorian Players to hold auditions for 'Fantasticks'
YOUNGSTOWN - The Victorian Players will hold open auditions for its first musical, "The Fantasticks," at 7 p.m. March 4 and 5 at the theater, 702 Mahoning Ave Cast requirements are for seven men and one woman. Age ranges for men at 16 to 50 with the age of the woman being 16 to 18.
Rehearsals will begin in March with performances being May 3-19. Auditionees should be prepared to read from the script and sing a prepared song (no CD accompaniment is permitted). Accompanist will be provided. For more information call J.E.Ballantyne Jr. at 330-799-6176.
Legion 290 Auxiliary seeks sponsors for Girls State
COLUMBIANA - American Legion Auxiliary Unit 290 will send junior girls from Columbiana, Crestview, East Palestine, Heartland Christian and South Range high schools to Buckeye Girls State. BGS will be held June 16 to 22 at the University of Mount Union in Alliance.
The legion is committed to send at least one delegate from each of the listed schools. To help send additional girls contact Dawn Lichtenwalner at 330-482-5029 for more information. The co-sponsorship is $250 per delegate.
Salem Masons to host breakfast
SALEM-A public breakfast buffet will be served from 7:30 to 10 a.m. Feb. 23 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.
Crestview PTO to hold date night
COLUMBIANA - The Adult Date Night, sponsored by Crestview PTO, begins at 7 p.m. March 2 at Bojangle's Restaurant on Route 14. The buffet-style dinner features barbecue ribs and chicken with side dishes. Advance tickets only are available by contacting Nikki Harris at 330-886-0244. Cost is $20 per person or $35 per couple. There will be live entertainment, a Chinese auction, and 50/50 raffle. Casual dress attire is appropriate. The ticket reservation deadline is Feb 22.
Lisbon Ruritans seeking members
LISBON - The Lisbon Ruritan Club has been in existence for over 60 years. Its sole purpose is to help the community be a better place for everyone. This past year it helped the community by assisting the Lisbon Kiwanis serve the Banquet, sponsoring a girl for Girls State and a boy for Boys State, awarded three scholarships, cleaned a section of Route 164 South for the Adopt a Highway Program, donated money to the Lions Club for its Christmas baskets, to Lepper Library for periodicals, to the Lisbon Chamber of Commerce, to the Soil and Water District, to the Center-Elkton Fire Department, to the Visions for Veterans 5K Race, and sponsored both a girls softball and boys baseball team. To join Ruritans, which meets once a month on the second Tuesday for dinner and a brief meeting, call 330-482-9561.
Centaur R/C Club sets 2013 events
LISBON - The Centaur R/C Club on County Home Road has announced its 2013 schedule of events.
The events include the senior fly, May 18; fun fly, June 1; coverdish picnic, July 13; giant fly, July 27-28; war bird fly, Aug. 24; float fly, Sept. 7; chili cook-off, Oct. 12; and turkey fly, Nov. 23.
Victorian Players to hold book fair in conjunction with upcoming 'Finale'
BOARDMAN -The Victorian Players will hold a book fair in conjunction with their upcoming production of Ira David Wood's powerful drama, Finale. The book fair will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Feb. 16 at the Boardman Barnes & Noble Book Store. A portion of each purchase made that day, accompanied by a Victorian Players book fair voucher, will benefit the theater on Mahoning Avenue which has become one of the premier theaters in the Youngstown area. Customers may also purchase online using the vouchers both on the 16th and for four days following the date of the event. The book fair is in conjunction with the Victorian's upcoming production of Finale. Finale is a powerful drama about John Wilkes Booth and his family. For more information about the book fair or Finale, call 330-799-6176.