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May 5, 2013
Salem News

Country music jam scheduled at Rogers

ROGERS - The public is invited to a country music jam from 6 to 9 p.m. today and May 19 at the Rogers Community Auction dining room.

SCH Auxiliary luncheon scheduled for Thursday

SALEM - Salem Community Hospital Auxiliary's annual luncheon begins at noon Thursday at the Salem Golf Club. Entertainment will be provided by Kristen Hamner.

Compassionate Friends to meet Monday

SALEM - Compassionate Friends plans to meet at 7 p.m. Monday at the First Friends Church on Jennings Avenue.

Salem High School '68 to meet for dinner May 16

SALEM - The Salem High School Class of 1968 will meet for dinner at 6 p.m. May 16 at Ricky's English Pub.

Fairfield-Waterford HS '59 to meet for dinner Monday

COLUMBIANA - The Fairfield-Waterford Class of 1959 will meet for dinner at 5:30 p.m. Monday at Das Dutch Haus in Columbiana.

Ed Trickett concert planned for Tuesday in research library

SALEM - The Ed Trickett with Cathy Barton and Dave Para concert, presented by Dulci-More, begins at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the meeting room at the Dale Shaffer Research Library, 239 S. Lundy Ave. Admission is $10 per person, however, an additional $5 covers all children in a family. For more information call 234-564-3852.

Deerfield Community Chorus kicks of 23rd season Tuesday

DEERFIELD - The Deerfield Community Chorus kicks off its 23rd season from 6:45 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the Deerfield United Methodist Church. This change in venue is due to the election. The program includes a variety of music from "A Civil War Medley" to "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat." Other music to be performed will include "Bridge Over Troubled Water," "Old Time Rock and Roll," "Blue Velvet," and "I Want to Know What Love Is." The concert begins at 2 p.m. July 7 at the town hall. Other performances will include the Randolph Fair and Copeland Oaks Retirement Center.

Vendor space remains for French Market in Canfield

CANFIELD - Vendor space is still available for the French Market to be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, rain or shine, at the Canfield Fairgrounds on Route 46, Canfield.

The indoor/outdoor market place features local artists, crafters, antiques, furniture, fashion, etc. Lunch is available from several food vendors including the Mocha House Cafe. Admission is free and close parking available. For more information or vendor space (no deadline) call 330-501-6164 or email to

Greenford Ruritans hold father/son night, dinner

GREENFORD - The Greenford Ruritan Club held its Father/Son Night on April 22 at the Greenford Lutheran Church with the youth group of the church serving the dinner. Ty Votaw, a graduate of South Range High School, was the guest speaker for the evening. Votaw is the former commissioner of the LPGA Tour and is currently executive director of international affairs for the PGA Tour. His appearance at the meeting was a surprise to his father, club member Shorty Votaw.

R-Weigh weight groups recognize weight loss

SALEM - The evening R-Weigh group hosted its 2012 Recognition Awards on April 15 at the First Friends Church. Karen Pauline served as mistress of ceremonies and led the R-Weigh prayer and fellowship song.

Gerry Heffinger gave the history of the group stating that she, Shirley Dias and the late Tillie Smutko started the successful weight-loss group 17 years ago and it is the only non-profit group of its kind, paying members $1 per pound to lose weight and is not affiliated with any national organization.

Linda Lude honored each officer reading her written poem to Heffinger, leader; Pauline, co-leader; Carol Held, co-leader certified registered dietician; Wilma Grams, secretary; Patty Pim, treasurer; Dias, weight recorder, Ruth Miller, Patty Hartman, Janel Anderson and Diane Hart, weight recorder helpers; and presented each a monetary gift and a red carnation. Heffinger presented the 2012 awards of Avon gifts to members who lost less than 10 pounds; $1 per each 10 pounds lost and $1 per each 10 pounds kept off that was lost in previous years. Jeni Alwood was the greatest loser and awarded $5 and a red carnation. Ruth Ann Hall was the second greatest loser and awarded $4 and Heffinger was the third greatest loser and awarded $3. Angie Reichle was the highlight of the evening being the 2012 goalie of the year. Hart showered her with cards from the members and a congratulation marlar balloon. Lude presented her with a bouquet of red carnations. Pauline gave her a fruit basket and Heffinger, Pauline and Pim sang a specially written "Angie Joined R-Weigh" song. Hall and Pauline were honored for recapturing their goals and received $5.

Hart honored the goals of long standing, reading their before and after statistics and the goals showed their "before" clothes. They received a red carnation and $1 per year they were at goal. Jesse Rea and Eleanor Billet, two years; Peggy Kurtz and Lisa Jones, three years; Anderson and Dias, four years; Lude, Catherine Baird and Held, six years; Jo Carol Gray and Marlene Shirilla, eight years; Pauline, 10 years; Vi Woodall, 11 years; and Miller, 24 years. The 17 goals have lost 18, 19, 22, 23, 30, 38, 40, 41, 42, 43, 47, 51, 52, 66, 72, 81, and 83 pounds. Pauline gave the door prizes of Avon gifts to Jane Menough, Rose Olenick, Nancy Stryffeler, Woodall, Hart, Dias and Alwood. Fruit baskets went to Doris Senior, Marian Doerr, Learn and Rea.

Heffinger thanked all the members for the good losing and stated the group has lost over 13,000 pounds in 17 years. Lude read her written "Friends" poem ending the celebration. New members and returning members are welcome at any time. For information call 330-332-1078.

Community Christian Women to learn breadmaking May 13

COLUMBIANA - Community Christian Women will meet on May 13 at the Upper Room Fellowship. Ginny Perkins will present "Our Daily Bread" along with a demonstration of bread making. The meeting begins with a luncheon at 12:30 p.m. for a donation of $6. All reservations should be made with your church representative by May 9. All others may call Carolyn Beck at 330-482-2155 or Helen Winegord at 330-482-2152. All women in the area are invited. Everyone is asked to bring non-perishable foods and gifts for the Way Station

Music in the Park schedule announced for 2013

SALEM - The schedule of entertainment has been announced for Music in the Park featuring the 2013 Summer Concert Series at Waterworth Memorial Park's Orashan Memorial Civic Center Band Shell. All concerts are held from 6 to 8 p.m., unless otherwise noted.

June 9: The Don Burns Orchestra.

June 16: Manhattan featuring Rich and Lori Juhn.

June 23: River City Jazz Band.

June 30: Quaker City Band.

July 7: The Sensations.

July 14: Savoy Big Band with Peggy Coyle.

July 17: Quaker City Band, 7 to 8 p.m.

July 21: Freedom Brass Band of Northeast Ohio.

July 28: Angelo Babbaro with The John Reese Project.

July 31: Quaker City Band, 7 to 8 p.m.

Aug. 4: Roadwork with David Allen.

Aug. 11: Shout! It's Motown Time (welcome the Salem High School Class of 1963).

Aug. 18: John Reese and Backbeat.

Aug. 25: Dick Tady Orchestra.

Elks #305 Ladies Auxiliary to host past presidents dinner

SALEM - Ladies Auxiliary of Elks Lodge #305 will host its past presidents dinner in the Grillroom at 6 p.m. May 21. Cost is $12 per person. Reservations are due by May 14 by contacting Dorothy Yakubek. The meal includes roast beef, chicken, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans with almonds, Jello salad with fruit, rolls, apple and cherry pie, coffee and punch. Those attending are to bring an item for the Chinese auction. There will be a 50/50 and scholarship winners presented.

Calvary United?Methodist to hold spring chicken BBQ

NORTH LIMA - Calvary United Methodist Church will hold its spring chicken barbecue from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. May 18 at the church, 12062 South Ave. The dinner includes half a chicken, baked potato, applesauce, green beans, roll, beverage and pie. Cost is $9 for adults and $6.50 for children ages 12 and under. Eat in or carryout is available. For more information call 330-549-2588.

SCH HeartWalk team sponsoring raffle

SALEM - Salem Community Hospital's HeartWalk team will sponsor the "Heart of Gold" raffle during May. Tickets are $1 each or six for $5 and may be purchased by calling Reva Kugler at 330-332-7200 or Karen Royea at 330-332-7771. The winners will be drawn on May 31, for cash prizes of $25, $50 or $100. All proceeds will benefit the American Heart Association.

Wellsville native to speak at genealogical meeting

SALEM - Wellsville native Steven Clark will present a program "Rags to Riches: William Chapman Ralston" at the Columbiana County Genealogical Society meeting at 7 p.m. May 8 at the Salem Historical Society's meeting room in the Dale Shaffer Library on South Lundy Avenue. Ralston was born and raised in Wellsville in the 1800s and ended in California's Gold Rush with an untimely tragic ending. The program is free and open to the public.

MCCTC plant sale starting Monday

CANFIELD - The spring plant sale, sponsored by the horticulture program at the Mahoning County Career and Technical Center, starts Monday. Horticulture students have prepared items including assorted annuals, hanging baskets and fresh tomatoes and peppers. Flats of flowers will also be available. The Horticulture Green House will be open to the public from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday to Friday throughout May until all items are sold. For more information call Mary June Emerson at 330-729-4000 Ext. 1671.

Columbiana Senior Citizens to meet

COLUMBIANA - Pizza will be served when the Columbiana Senior Citizens meet at 10 a.m. May 14 at the Upper Room. Members will also meet on May 28 at the same time and place and are reminded to bring a sack lunch.

Salem Community Theater holding auditions for 'Hairspray'

SALEM - Salem Community Theatre 490 E. State St. has scheduled audition dates for the highly anticipated production of "Hairspray," the theater's summer musical presentation.

Auditions begin at 7 p.m. May 19 and 20. Director John Zamarelli will be looking for actors/singers/dancers for a variety of roles, ages 16 and over, including several adult roles. This popular musical comedy has a multi-racial theme, and will require several African-American and/or Hispanic actors and actresses.

Those auditioning should bring a prepared vocal piece to sing, with sheet music for the accompanist (preferred). A CD player will also be supplied for anyone needing to sing with background tracks. A song from the show itself is fine, but not necessary. You should also be prepared to read from the script, interact with other actors, and bring comfortable dancing shoes for choreography auditions.

Rehearsals will commence beginning in early June, and show dates are Aug. 2, 3, 4, 9, 10 and 11, 2013. Friday and Saturday performances are at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m.

It's 1962 in Baltimore, and the lovable plus-size teen Tracy Turnblad has only one desire - to dance on the popular Corny Collins Show. When her dream comes true, Tracy is transformed from social outcast to sudden star. She must use her newfound power to dethrone the reigning teen queen, win the affections of heartthrob Link Larkin, and integrate a TV network, all without denting her "do."

For additional information contact 330-332-9688 or



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