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February 24, 2013
Salem News

AL Aux. 290 seeking sponsors

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.

Radio association meets

LISBON - Members of the Lisbon Area Amateur Radio Association recently met and decided to change the club's regular meeting from the third Tuesday to the third Thursday of the month due to interference with other activities for present and other possible members. The next meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. March 21 at the Columbiana County Emergency Management Agency, 215 S. Market St. Prospective new members or former members are welcome to attend. For information call 330-222-1724 or 330-222-1450.

Butler Grange holds meeting

SALEM - Ida Zepernick presided when Butler Grange met recently at the Myrtle Bailey residence. Bailey gave a synopsis of an article "Only in America."

Ruth Ann Altenhof presented the program "February Occurrences." "Mr.Groundhog's Shadow" was read by Clyde Zepernick. "Groundhog Day" and a 28 word poem for February were read by Bailey. "Afternoon in February" was read by Zepernick. "My Valentine" was read by Bailey. Altenhof offered, "Learn why people call me the Spunky Old Broad."

TOPS?1380 group meets

SALEM - TOPS 1380 met Feb. 11 at Emmanuel Lutheran Church. The TOPS pledge and prayer were led by Nancy Finch, while the KOPS pledge was recited by Audrae Goodballet, Margaret Phillips, Cora Jean Briggs and Barb May. Award winners were Shirley Bullis, honorable mention; and Briggs, KOPS. January royals were Finch and Barb May. Debbie May won the Rolling Cash Five.

The group met Feb. 18 at Emmanuel Lutheran Church with Linda Clark leading the TOPS pledge and prayer. The KOPS pledge was recited by Audrea Goodballet, Cora Jean Briggs, Barb May and Margaret Phillips. Weekly winners were Clark, TOPS; Phillips, KOPS; and Laurie Lamb, honorable mention. Phillips also won the six week calorie contest with a perfect score. Goodballet won the Rolling Cash Five and Eleanor May read for the "circle of light." Officers will be elected at the March 4 meeting.

CWU schedules luncheon

SALEM - Salem Church Women United has announced that the annual World Day of Prayer luncheon and program is slated March 1 at the First Baptist Church, 1290 E. State St. The luncheon, prepared by the women of the church, begins at 12:30 p.m. An appreciation offering will be taken. Reservations may be made by contacting Pat Wilde at 330-337-3914 before Monday. The World Day of Prayer observance is open to men and women of all faiths.

The next meeting is scheduled March 25 at the Emmanuel Lutheran Church. A program will be provided by the drug task force from the Salem Police Department.

Weingart Cousins observe milestones

SALEM - Birthdays and anniversaries were observed when Weingart Cousins met recently. Fourteen attended. The next meeting is slated March 12.

Saxon Retirees to meet March 6

SALEM - The Salem Saxon Retirees will meet on March 6 at the Saxon Club. Snacks will be served at 11:30 a.m. followed by a coverdish lunch at 12:30 p.m. Baked fish will be provided. All members planning to attend must make reservations by calling Katy Lederle at 330-533-5154 before March 2.

DARE announces March activity schedule

CANFIELD - Divorce/Death Aren't Really the End meets at 7:30 p.m. every Thursday at the Disciples Christian Church, 565 Boardman-Canfield Road. Upcoming events include:

Mar. 1: Lobby of Movies 8, Shops of Boardman Park, 6:30 p.m.

Mar. 5, 19, 26: Dance classes, Judy Conti's, Austintown, 7 p.m.

Mar. 8: Fish dinner at St. Christine's Church, lobby, 6 p.m.

Mar. 9, 23: Bowling at Boardman Lanes, 6:30 p.m.

Mar. 13: Volunteer at Second Harvest Food Bank, 5-7 p.m.

Mar. 15: Fish dinner at St. Michael's Church, 6 p.m.

Mar. 18: Meet-Up at Mocha House, Boardman, 7 p.m.

Mar. 22: Card night at Denny's, Boardman, 6-10 p.m.

Mar. 27: Pastries at Panera's, Canfield, 6 p.m.

Mar. 28: Meeting canceled at the church.

For more information call 330-793-5856, 330-533-7062 or 330-793-1484.

East Palestine Lions Club holds meeting

EAST PALESTINE Tom Kirkbride, past District 13-D governor, presented a program about the Lions' upcoming state convention when the East Palestine Lions Club met recently. Kirkbride, a Lisbon Lions Club member, said the event is scheduled March 1-17 in Canton. The theme is "Cruising." The first evening of the weekend event is a casual night and the second day will feature an educational forum and business sessions. A church service and memorial honoring deceased Lions is slated the final day, along with the grand banquet. Kirkbride extended an invitation to the Lions to attend the district social slated May 4 in Lisbon.

President Cindy Robb presided at the meeting and announced the fund-raising raffle of a handmade quilt is postponed until April 24. She said new posters and tickets are being made and will soon be distributed for sale. Proceeds from the event will benefit the club's local eyesight projects. Robb announced a zone meeting hosted by the Wellsville Lions Club begins at 6 p.m. Feb. 28.

Don Heldman, District 13-D past district governor, inducted Gene Pasco as a new member . Tamara Hess gave the treasurer's report and Cindy Fletcher announced her father, David Butler, who is a member of the New Waterford Lions Club, was recently presented a Melvin Jones Fellow Award by his club. Also in attendance were visiting Lions Ruby Heldmon and Dave Farash. Brian Brinegar, club tail twister and membership chairman, encouraged members to bring guests to the next meeting.



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