Phone ladies to meet
SALEM - The ladies of the AT&T-Ohio Bell Telephone Co. will meet for breakfast at 8:30 a.m. July 18 at the Bob Evans restaurant in Salem.
Masons to host berry fest
SALEM The public is invited to a strawberry festival from 4:30 to 7 p.m. July 20 at the Salem Masonic Building,788 E. State St. The menu offers a variety of hot sandwiches, salads, cake, strawberries, ice cream and beverages. Cost is $6 for adults, $3 for children and free for under 3.
Lupus support group to meet
DAMASCUS - The Lupus Foundation of America, Greater Ohio Chapter, will host its monthly lupus support group from 7 to 8:30 p.m. July 15 at the Damascus Friends Church, 28899 Walnut St.
For more information contact the foundation at 440-717-0183 or www.lupusgreaterohio.org.
74th Barnhouse reunion set
NEW WATERFORD - The 74th Barnhouse family reunion begins at 2 p.m. July 21 at the home of Gary and Debra Booth, 45521 Crestview Road, New Waterford. Those attending are to bring table service, a coverdish and beverage. For more information call Debra at 330-457-2539.
Old photo contest slated
NEWELL, W. Va. - Tri-State Genealogical and Historical Society/Family Research Center is sponsoring an old photo contest for family groups or individuals from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 27 at the Wells School Building, 717 Washington St., Newell, W. Va.
Attendees may bring a copy of their picture. The first-place prize pays $25. For details call 304-387-2467 or e-mail photos to firstname.lastname@example.org. The center is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays; and from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursdays.
BLHS '68 to hold reunion
LISBON - The Beaver Local High School Class of 1968 will hold its 45th class reunion on July 27 at the East Liverpool Country Club. Registration begins at 6:30 p.m., a buffet dinner at 7 p.m., followed by musical entertainment.The registration deadline is July 19. For more information contact Cheryl Craven Jones at 330-385-8672.
SCH Aux. to host barbecue
SALEM - Salem Community Hospital Auxiliary is sponsoring a Backyard Barbecue fund raiser to benefit future hospital projects. Tickets are $1 each or six for $5.
The winner will receive a backyard barbecue for 10 people, prepared by the Chef's Table Restaurant at 130 S. Market St., Lisbon. The winner has a choice of the meals delivered to their home, at Chef's Table, or another location. Each dinner includes a half rack of barbecue ribs, pulled barbecue chicken with buns, a baked potato, cole slaw, ice tea or lemonade.
Tickets may be purchased July 17, 1 8 and 19 in the cafeteria at Salem Community Hospital from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and 4:30 to 6 p.m.; at the hospital's gift shop; and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 15 and 16 at the Salem Giant Eagle. The winning ticket will be drawn on Aug. 1.
R-Weigh weight groups meet
SALEM - The R-Weigh weight support groups met at 1 and 5 p.m. Monday at the First Friends Church and lost 37 pounds for the week. Good losers were Helen Baker, Annie Katz, Sarah Agee and Sara Smith. Sue Carver and Carol Held were the goalies for the week. Ruth Miller won the can-do drawing. The afternoon group was treated to a low-calorie, low-fat luncheon provided by the April through June birthday members.
The afternoon groups R-Weigh Babes beat the Jolly Jigglers 9 to 6 and the evening groups Base Hit Babes beat the All Stars 23 to 15 in the contest's third baseball game. Members losing a pound or more and goals below goal receive $1 each week. Gainers pay a $1. The winning teams will enjoy a picnic in August provided by the losing teams at both groups.
Mental health ed class set
YOUNGSTOWN - The Help Hotline Crisis Center is offering a free 10-week mental health educational course called "Building Recovery and Individual Dreams, Goals, Education and Support (BRIDGES) starting July 29.
Classes will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. every Monday at the Help Hotline Community Center. To register for the classes call Nancy Montagna at 330-747-5111.
Kiwanis Antique Show is Saturday
SALEM - The Salem Kiwanis Antique Show and Sale will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 20 at Centennial Park.
John Davis family reunion held
EAST PALESTINE - The 35th John and Ida Davis family reunion was held June 22 at East Palestine Park with approximately 82 in attendance. John and Ida Davis had 10 children: William, Howard, John, Russell, Paul, Sarah, Arthur, Carl, Fred and Irene. Linnie Mae Foreman, daughter of Howard Davis, served as president and opened the reunion. Goody bags, provided by the Fred Davis family, were distributed among the children. Twenty-three 23 auction baskets were donated by family members and a Chinese auction was held. Beth Austin won the 50/50 drawing. Next year's reunion is slated June 28 at the park. The 2014 president will be the Paul Davis family and the William Davis family will be in charge of the goody bags.
May family reunion scheduled
SUMMITVILLE The 19th May family reunion begins at 2 p.m. Aug. 10 at the Summitville Fire Hall. Activities will include games for children, horseshoe pitching, euchre and cornhole. Trophies and ribbons will be awarded. Those attending are to bring a coverdish and item for the white elephant sale. New officers for 2013 include Carla Moats and Becky Meighen, co-presidents; Barbara May, treasurer; and Lillie Moats, secretary. For more information call Lillie Moats at 330-223-2321.
Winona Ruritans host scholars
WINONA - The Winona Ruritan Club met on June 25 at the Salem Saxon Club featuring the annual steak fry with 51 people in attendance. The meal was prepared by Dee Fletcher and members of the club. Secretary Lee Stamp called the roll. The monthly treasurer's report and the secretary's report were held until next month. Homer Huprich made a motion to send $100 to the Columbiana County Special Olympic's annual golf outing which passed unanimously. Alice Gamble gave an outline for the Winona Area Historical Society's strawberry festival and homecoming on June 30. President Homer Althouse presented the club's 2013 scholarship winners with their awards. Winners were Carson Marie Kleinman and Delaney Gardner. Entertainment was provided by Fred Naragon, Patty Plummer and Jeanne Wilson, members of the Sugar Tree Alley Steeldrum band.
Damascus Garden Club holds meeting
DAMASCUS - Thirteen members of the Damascus Garden Club, a member of the Garden Club of Ohio Inc., met June 13 at the home of Irene Morkel. Co-hostesses were Marty Hollinger and Rhonda Mitchell. President Marilyn Wingett opened the meeting with birthday greetings to Marilyn Brumbaugh and thanks to Ken and Joyce Steer for hosting the members who prepared table decorations for the West Branch alumni banquet. A thank-you note from the West Branch Alumni Banquet Committee was read.
Committee reports were as follows: Awards: applications for awards were not available. Conservation: watering schedules for the post office garden will be mailed to members. Community Care: Rhonda Mitchell was thanked for her donation of bud vases for the May community blood drive; sign-ups for pop-ins on the Auburn center garden as well as the newly planted Damascus Firehouse garden were taken; members who helped with the planting of the firehouse garden on May 21 were thanked; Joyce Steer volunteered to provide bud vases for the July community blood drive.
June Wallace reported on the National Garden Week project. Chuck Biery and Damascus Hardware provided the seed packets that were part of the club's display at the Damascus post office. A total of 98 seed packets were taken by members of the community for their gardens. Wallace was thanked for her work on creating a display and Wingett was also thanked for providing the floral banner. Wingett proposed donating a door prize for the August Ruritan car show. Wallace motioned to provide a prize and Darlene Lane seconded with an approval vote. The exact nature of the prize will be discussed at the August meeting. Wingett reminded members of the September Canton Flower School.
The club's August meeting will include a tour of the Beech Creek Botanical Gardens. Members are to meet in the church parking lot at 9:30 a.m. Aug. 8. Mitchell will call members three days in advance to take orders for a box lunch from Grinders. The per member dues for the Garden Club of Ohio Inc. will increase by $2 in 2014.
The program for June was presented by Steer who discussed the use of garden flowers and floral design equipment. Members displayed horticultural samples from their late spring gardens and had a chance to tour Morkel's garden. There will be no July meeting.
Former Bank One workers to meet
SALEM - Bank One retirees and former employees are invited to lunch at noon Tuesday at Das Dutch Haus in Columbiana.
Former A&P workers to picnic
SALEM - A&P former employees and retirees are invited to a picnic at 5 p.m. Monday in pavilion two at Centennial Park. Those attending are to bring a coverdish and table service.
Damascus Ruritans host WB coach
DAMASCUS Thirty members and guests of Damascus Ruritan Club enjoyed a meal on June 13 served by the Damascus Methodist Church ladies. Member Pastor John Ryser led the group in singing of one verse of "America" and gave the invocation. Member Bill Butcher introduced the speaker for the evening, West Branch High School's head football coach D.J. Doto. Coach Doto spoke about his 17 point football coaching philosophy and 11 points motivating players. Treasurer Roger Smith distributed his monthly report, and elaborated on some of the issues. President Dave Wingett thanked the members that helped make serving the Goshen High School Alumni banquet this month, along with the youth and parents from the Methodist Church a great success.
Plans are continuing for the club's sixth anniversary celebration, slated for 5 to 8 p.m. Aug. 16, featuring show cars 1988 and older. The cars will be on display in the Friends Church parking lot on U.S. Route 62, prizes and trophies will be awarded. The club will be serving ox roast sandwiches, potato chips and drinks. The public is invited.
A work day was held on June 22 to straighten the poles from a wind storm damage of the Welcome to Damascus sign on the East end of the village.
Vice President Rick Bell called on the different committees for their community service hours for the month of May. Lori Wallace reported on the May blood drive and said the next drive would be from 1 to 7 p.m. Tuesday July 16 at the Damascus United Methodist Church.
President Dave installed three new members into club membership, Kim Swetye, Jim Grimm, and Paul Kilmer. Tom Wallace was voted on as another new member, to be installed in the July meeting. The membership voted to make financial expenditures to the Damascus Historical Society, and the Sebring Parks and Recreation to help with the cost of their July Fourth fireworks display. It was reported the May food drive and the rabies clinic were successful.