Weingart Cousins meet
SALEM The Weingart Cousins met recently with 10 in attendance. Birthdays and anniversaries were observed. The next breakfast is slated at 9 a.m. April 9.
Music Study Club to meet
SALEM - The Salem Music Study Club meeting begins at 7 p.m. March 27 in the parlor in the Education Building of the Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 251 S. Broadway Ave. Members who are planning to go to convention on April 6 should register for it at this time. The club is affiliated with the National Federation of Music Clubs and the Ohio Federation of Music Clubs. Marsha Wilson will head the program after the meeting.
Super Bingo Sunday slated
COLUMBIANA - Super Bingo Sunday begins at 2 p.m. April 7 at St. Jude Parish, 180 Seventh St. Doors open at 12:30 p.m. A $25 donation entitles each player to a free dauber, unlimited coffee and pop, and cards for regular games. Specials are sold separately. A total of $3,400 in cash prizes will be awarded to winners, including a $1,000 guaranteed coverall. A lunch counter offers sandwiches, pizza, etc, and baked goods.
TOPS?1380 holds meeting
SALEM - Cora Jean Briggs led the TOPS pledge and prayer at the March 18 TOPS 1380 meeting at Emmanuel Lutheran Church. The KOPS pledge was recited by Margaret Phillips, Briggs and Barb May. Weekly winners were Phillips, KOPS; Debbie May and Linda Clark, honorable mention. Debbie May also won the Rolling Cash Five and Eleanor May read for the "circle of light." The next meeting is March 25 with weigh-ins from 5:30 to 5:45 p.m. due to the banquet. There will be no meeting on April 1 due to the church being closed.
Salem Masons install officers
SALEM - Faith Court Order of Amaranth held its annual installation of officers on March 16 at the Salem Masonic Building. Installing officers included Installing Gary Ronshausen Jr., Installing Marshall Janice Styer, Installing Aide Floyd Styer, Installing Secretary Ken Woods, Installing Prelate Cathy Hubert and Installing Musician Joanne Woode. The following officers were installed: Royal Matron Kathleen Ronshausen, Royal Patron Gary Ronshausen Jr., Associate Matron Rebecca Ronshausen, Associate Patron Gary Ronshausen Sr., Conductress Brenda Klein, Associate Conductress Penny Adams, Standard Bearer Pat Grimes, Charity Officer Connie Baer, Trustee Katie Ronshausen, Musician Steve Ronshausen, Secretary Donna Forney and Treasurer Jim Forney. After the installation members and guests enjoyed a corned beef dinner.
Pizza winners rewarded
LEETONIA - Fourteen members and four guests of Leetonia Ruritan Club met March 12 at the Leetonia Community Public Library. Awards were given to the winners of the Pizza Challenge held in February. Winners were Mary's Pizza of Lisbon, Best Pepperoni and Best Cheese; Iron Rails Cafe of Leetonia, Best Dessert, Mary Hartsough accepted the award; and Best Specialty Pizza went to G's in Washingtonville with Kim Snyder accepting the award. It was announced that Teacher Appreciation Day will be held March 26 and the Zone 2 meeting is slated March 28 at Heck's Restaurant.
DARE?April events set
BOARDMAN - Divorce/Death Aren't Really the End meets at 7:30 p.m. every Thursday at the Disciples Christian Church, 565 Boardman-Canfield Road.
Next month's activities follow:
April 1: Bingo at St. Luke's Church, South Avenue, 6:15 p.m.
April 2, 16, 23, 30: Dance classes, Judy Conti's, Austintown, 7 p.m.
April 6, 20: Bowling at Boardman Lanes, 6:30 p.m.
April 10: Volunteer at Second Harvest Food Bank, 5 to 7 p.m.
Apr. 12, 19: Lobby of Movies 8, Shops of Boardman Park, 6:30 p.m.
Apr. 15: Meet-Up at Mocha House, Boardman, 7 p.m.
Apr. 22: Laser tag at Skate Zone, Austintown, 6:30 p.m.
April 26: Card night at Denny's, Boardman, 6-10 p.m.
April 29: Meet-up at Dairy Queen, Cornersburg, 7 p.m.
For more information call 330-793-5856, 330-533-7062 or 330-793-1484.
Damascus Ruritans hear from SCH?CEO
DAMASCUS - Damascus Ruritan Club met Feb. 14 with 26 members and one guest present. Member's birthdays and anniversaries were announced by the club secretary Darlene Snyder. Song leader David Denny led the members in the singing "Happy Birthday.
Denny introduced the speaker for the evening, President/CEO of Salem Community Hospital Steve Ruwoldt. He told the group, the hospital has been providing the area residents with their health care since 1913, (100 years). He discussed the current expansion at the hospital and the new 87 private bed tower and parking garage. Also told about the new CAT scanning machine they have received and are using that is the most up to date scanner between Pittsburgh and Cleveland.
Past President Al Lutz presented long time member Earl Mather with a 55-year perfect attendance pin.
Vice President Rick Bell reported in excess of 200 volunteer hours had been reported to him for the month of January.
Club Treasurer Roger Smith gave his financial report. He said the club's 48th annual spring Swiss steak dinner is March 23. Tickets and worksheets have been distributed to members. Students have been arranged for help during the dinner. Members were encouraged to be at the school by 3:30 p.m. to give final preparation to serve at 4:30 p.m. He also encouraged all members to stay and help with the clean-up after the dinner.
Members voted with approval to invite into membership Nick Morrison who was to be installed at the March 14 meeting.
President Dave Wingett asked for those that would be interested in helping to planning the club's 60th year anniversary. The club was chartered in November 1953.
Wingett gave a report on his trip to the Ruritan National Convention, in Covington, Ky., in late January. He stated it was interesting, informative, and inspirational. This was his first national convention that he had attended.
There were five members from Zone 6 who attended. Plans were announced for guest night at the April 11 meeting. Each member is encouraged to bring a prospective new member.
WR Rangers 4-Hers hold meeting
BERLIN CENTER- Vice President Ian Hames presided over the March meeting for Western Reserve Rangers 4-H Club. Recreation Leader Abigail Schors organized a leprechaun game in honor of St. Patrick's Day. Olivia Haid found all of the missing leprechauns. Emily Smith reported that the county 4-H fashion board was busy planning the county style revue in July. "The flu season is still a contagion for our area" said Health Leader Karl Reph. He advised how to prevent getting the flu.Cloverbud advisor Amanda Majirsky announced that there were 32 members at their first meeting. Smith, Reph and advisor Robin Reph told about the sessions they enjoyed at the Ohio 4-H Volunteer and Teen Conference that they attended in March. Steve and Robin Reph as well as club members reported on their favorite workshop at Quality Assurance on March 2.
Ranger President Levi Smith is congratulated for being selected Prom King at the Plow Boy Prom held at the Ohio 4-H Nationwide Farm Bureau Center at Ohio State University following the Ohio 4-H Teen Conference. Attendees included both high school and college students. The Plow Boy Prom is an annual tradition at O.S.U.
The Community Easter Egg Hunt begins at 2 p.m. March 29 at Western Reserve Schools. Ian Hames is a Ranger 4-H Club representative on the Organizational Committee and he recruited teens to help with the egg hunt. Members thanked advisors Laura Jones and Robin Reph for completing the club's online registration for 2013. Guest speakers for the April meeting will be Linda and Stan Vuletich who are active in several programs with Fellows Riverside Gardens in Mill Creek Metroparks in Youngstown. The next meeting begins at 7 p.m. April 11.
Deerfield Historical Society to host interpretation
DEERFIELD - The Deerfield Historical Society will sponsor a unique first person interpretation by Bob O'Connor, as Ward Hill Lamon, bodyguard to President Abraham Lincoln, titled "I Told Him Not To Go" on April 14 at the Deerfield Town Hall, 1450 state Route 14, the anniversary of Lincoln's assassination.
O'Connor is the author of six Civil War books including a historical fiction account "The Virginian Who Might Have Saved Lincoln," the only book ever published about Abraham Lincoln's bodyguard. He also edited the only book Ward Hill Lamon ever wrote, "The Life of Abraham Lincoln as President." This was written in 1880 but never published until 2010 when O'Connor found the manuscript in the Huntington Library in California and purchased the rights to the book. Doors open at 2:30 with the presentation at 3:30. A soup and salad meal will be served at 4:30 p.m.
Reservations are required. The fee is $10 per person which includes the meal and the lecture. Make checks payable to the Deerfield Historical Society and mail to William Westover at 2242 S. Route 225, Deerfield 44411. For further information call 330-654-2199.
Rough Riders 4-H Club sets hot dog sale fundraiser
LISBON - The Rough Riders 4-H Club met on March 11 at the Center Township Hall in Lisbon. Members organized a booth committee, and also a flower box committee. The Rough Riders are having a fundraiser hot dog sale at 10:30 a.m. April 20 at Tractor Supply in Calcutta. Recent events included a quality assurance meeting at the Government Building, a rabbit and poultry clinic at the Leetonia Library, horse symposium at the Mahoning County Career Center, health and safety day, goat clinic at the East Methodist Church, turkey clinic at the Center Township Hall, lamb clinic at United FFA Building, junior leaders meeting at the Columbiana County Extension Office. The next meeting begins at 7 p.m. April 8 at the Center Township Hall.