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August 11, 2013
Salem News

Girls of SHS '57 to meet for lunch

SALEM - Girls of the Salem High School Class of 1957 plan to meet for lunch at noon Aug. 15 at Annabell's restaurant.

SHS Class of '67 hosting social, dinner

SALEM - Salem High School Class of 1967's social/dinner begins at 6 p.m. Aug. 15 in the backroom at Ricky's English Pub.

DAHS Class of '57 to hold breakfast

LISBON - David Anderson High School Class of 1957 plans to meet for breakfast at 10 a.m. Aug. 15 at the Taste of Country.

SHS Class of '44 to meet for breakfast

SALEM - The Salem High School Class of 1944 plans to meet for breakfast a 9 a.m. Aug. 13 at Adele's Place.

Salem UCT 590 to hold meeting

SALEM - Salem United Commercial Travelers Council #590 will meet for dinner at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 14 at Perkins Restaurant. The business session follows.

NWHS class of '55 to meet for lunch

NEW WATERFORD New Waterford High School Class of 1955 plans to meet for lunch at 11:30 a.m. Aug. 14 at the Taste of Country restaurant in Lisbon.

La Leche League to hold meeting

LISBON - The Salem-Lisbon La Leche League, a breastfeeding support group, will meet at 7 p.m. Aug. 13 at the New Lisbon Presbyterian Church, 111 E. Chestnut St. The discussion topic is "Nutrition and Weaning." All pregnant or nursing mothers and their babies are welcome. For more information call 330-821-2585, 330-420-0822, 330-406-0053 or visit

Memoriam benefit set at Italian Club

SALEM - A pasta dinner benefit in memory of Kathy Johnson will be held from 3:30 to 7:30 p.m. Aug. 24 at the Salem Italian Club, 250 Penn Ave. Cost is $8 per meal. There also will be a Chinese auction and 50/50. Proceeds will help with outstanding expenses.

SLHS Class of '79 reunion set for Aug. 17

SALINEVILLE - The Southern Local High School Class of 1979 and their guests are invited to a reunion at 6 p.m. Aug. 17 at Mark's Landing Restaurant at Guilford Lake, 33220 Charlton Drive, Lisbon. For details and to RSVP by Aug. 14, call Tracey Reeder at 330-223-1528, Jody Lockhart at 330-532-4531, or Harley Puckett at 330-383-1417.

'Art of Breastfeeding' donated to libraries

SALEM - In celebration of the World Breastfeeding Week (Aug.1-7), the Tri-County Breastfeeding Connections and La Leche League of Salem-Lisbon will donate the revised "The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding," eighth edition, to libraries in Columbiana, Mahoning and Trumbull counties who currently do not own the most recent edition. With all-new photos and illustrations, the book offers: information, tips and guidance on breastfeeding comfortably.

SHS sports hall of fame induction dinner set

SALEM - The Salem High School Athletic Hall of Fame's 2013 induction dinner will be held on Aug. 29 at the Salem Community Center. Honored as the Class of 2013 will be Karl Zellers, Jim "Moe" Meissner, Mike Stapleton, David Tkatch and Amanda Ciotti-Ott. Receiving the Spirit of Salem award will be Mark Zocolo. Registration begins at 5:30 p.m. with dinner at 6:30 p.m.

Tickets for the induction dinner are $25 each, which includes dinner and beverage provided by the Catered Affair. Reservations may be made in person at the Salem Community Center or at 330-332-5885. SCC accepts cash, Visa, Discover, MasterCard and checks (payable to the Salem Community Center). Reservations will be accepted through Aug. 19, or until sold out. Event tickets are transferable, but non-refundable.

Greenford Ruritans hear of blood shortage

GREENFORD - The Greenford Ruritan Club held its monthly meeting on July 22 with president Zach May presiding. Dinner was served by members of the Locust Grove Baptist Church. Fair Committee Chairman Randy Chismar, announced there will be a work day at the Fair Ruritan Building on Aug. 24 to begin preparations for the Canfield Fair. The Social Development Committee reported donations to the Green Township area churches for their vacation Bible school programs.

The club is sponsoring a blood drive at the Greenford Christian Church from 2 to 7 p.m. Aug. 12. Guest Trisha Bronson, representative from the American Red Cross, reported about the shortage in the current blood supply in the area and encouraged as many people as possible to volunteer to give blood. The annual scholarship recipients were Kaitlyn McKee, Jacquelyne Oddo, Jon Kenney and Laura Parilla. They were guests at the meeting and were recognized for their accomplishments. The next meeting begins at 7 p.m. Aug. 26 at the Fair Ruritan Building.

Registrations ongoing for ballroom dance

NILES - Dancers interested in participating in the "Ballroom Dance Celebration Show" sponsored by USA Dance celebrating National Ballroom Week must turn in their registration forms by Aug. 18. All ballroom, Latin and rhythm dancers are invited to register. For more information and forms visit The show will consist of a wide range from beginning to advanced level dancing and includes amateur couples, pro-am, professionals and groups. The event will also feature general dancing and a few line dances.

R-Weigh groups reward weight loss

SALEM - The R-Weigh weight support groups met at 1 and 5 p.m. at the First Friends Church and lost 32 pounds on July 22 and 28 pounds on July 29. Good losers at the afternoon group for the two weeks were Helen Baker, Annie Katz and Carole Jules and the goalies were Sue Carver and Judy Catlett. JoAnne Bogdan won the can-do monetary drawing and Katz reached her three-quarter way to goal weight. Bogdan did a nutritional program on July 22 and Patty Mills did a program on the use of vitamins on July 29. The R-Weigh Babes beat the Jolly Jigglers 11 to 9 and won the baseball game winning five of the seven games played. Jolly Jigglers will plan, prepare and serve the annual picnic on Aug. 19 at the church. Playing for the baseball fine money on July 29, the R-Weigh Babes beat the Jolly Jigglers 9 to 7.

Good losers at the evening meeting were Edie Sternburg, Jennifer Walker, Doris Senior, Sara Smith and Peg Billet. Ruth Ann Hall was the goalie for the week. Jo Carol Gray won the $6 can-do drawing and Susan Cain earned the eight weeks $2 award. Wilma Grams lost over her vacation and Donna Greenameyer lost over her birthday and both received $1. Carol Held presided at the meetings both weeks and did a program on "The 12 Foods All Nutritionist Eat." The All Stars beat the Base Hit Babes 23 to 17 at the July 22 meeting and beat them again 24 to 22 at the July 29 meeting.

At the Aug. 5 meeting, members recorded a loss of 38 pounds. Good losers were Helen Baker, Carol Jules, Patty Hartman, Lois Wood, Nancy Stryffeler, Sara Smith, Jen Swartz and Jennifer Walker. Linda Lude and Carol Held were the goalies for the week. Sue Carver and Patty Mills shared the can-do monetary drawing. Lisa Jones received the birthday award. Gerry Heffinger presided at the afternoon meeting and Kay Swanson did a program on food values. The R-Weigh Babes beat the Jolly Jigglers 8 to 5 and each team won one of the two games played. Each member received $2. The Jolly Jigglers will host the annual picnic on Aug. 19 at the church. Sara Smith, Jen Alwood, Ruth Ann Hall and Karen Pauline earned a clip award and received $1.

Karen Pauline presided at the evening meeting and Held did a program on "10 Ways to Power Up Nutrition." The All Stars beat the Base Hit Babes 38 to 19 winning 5 of the 9 baseball games played. The Base Hit Babes will plan, prepare and serve the annual picnic on Aug. 12 at the church. All the members are to bring table service and a beverage. Members are asked to weigh-in early so the picnic can begin promptly at 6 p.m.

TOPS 777 recognizes weekly weight loss

SALEM - Weekly, monthly and quarterly winners were recognized when TOPS Chapter 777 met July 31. Weekly winners were Joann Sanor and Carrie Toy, best losers; and Shirley Johns, KOPS queen. Monthly winners Dorothy Ward, KOPS; Frances Valentino, KOPS at goal or below; and Linda Evanoff and Mary Lou Smearsoll, best losers. Quarterly winners were Valentino and Johns, KOPS; and Peggy Mix, best loser. Evanoff received the special award. Smearsoll presented a program titled "Foods that help water weight," Six delicious bloat busters" and "Cool cures for summer. She also read a poem of inspiration.

Peddler's Day Comm. reflects on past year

HANOVERTON - The Peddler's Day Committee met Aug. 5 at the home of Judy Blessing to finalize all the details of the past July event which was very successful. Members decided to meet in January to make plans and send out vendor applications for the next event in the summer of 2014.

Megan Murphy, committee chairlady, and other members of the committee acknowledged area newspapers for the excellent coverage on the bicentennial celebration and Peddler's Day coverage.

American Legion 290 prepares care packages

COLUMBIANA - Members of American Legion Auxiliary Unit #290 met Aug. 5. Comfort From Home boxes will be packed up at the October meeting. Addresses for active military are needed and can be submitted to any auxiliary member. Monetary and merchandise donations will also be accepted. A Husqvarna Viking Embroidery machine was donated and a raffle is being planned for later this year.

Planning for the street fair continues which will be held Sept. 5-7. Volunteers are needed to help in the eats trailer and various other activities pertaining to the fair. Volunteers are asked to call Karen Holisky at 330-482-3005 and Donna Bekar at 330-482-2267. For membership information contact Betty Houp, first vice president, at 330-482-0291. Dues for 2014 are being accepted.

BLHS Class of '73 schedules reunion

LISBON - The Beaver Local High School Class of 1973 will host its 40-year reunion on Sept. 21 at the East Liverpool Country Club. Reservations may be made by contacting Jayne Plunkett Sanford at 330-424-1338 or

Lisbon food pantry open on Aug. 15

LISBON - Lisbon Baptist Food Pantry at 6400 Lisbon Road will be open from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Aug. 15. Identification is required.

Tickets available for BLHS sports hall event

LISBON - Tickets are still available for the Beaver Local Athletic Hall of Fame event. The 2013 inductees are Dean Horger, Adam Hoppel, Sarah (Pilarcik) Lowe, Erin (Reeder) Gallagher, Jenny (Rudibaugh) Pancake and in the Special Category, Everett and Lee Hoppel. The induction ceremonies begin at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 7 at the East Liverpool Motor Lodge. Dinner choices are baked steak and baked chicken breast. Cost is $22. Tickets are available from Barbara Mathess (330-532-2757), Jodi Campbell (330-386-4768) and Bob Barrett (330-385-6831). The reservation deadline is Aug. 21. No reservations will be taken after this date and tickets will not be sold at the door.

Lifeline of CC holding clothing giveaway

LISBON - Lifeline of Columbiana County has an overabundance of summer clothing in sizes 0 to 18 months for boys and girls to be given away. The office at 889 N. Market St. Apt. 5 is open from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesdays and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursdays. Appointments may be made by calling 330-424-5353.

Meissner family holds 73rd annual reunion

SALEM - The 73rd annual Meissner family reunion was held Aug. 4 at Sevakeen Lake Clubhouse. Approximately 125 relatives attended. Prizes were awarded to the following: Pete Dangelo, oldest man; Margaret Sabatino, oldest woman; Ricky Linton, youngest boy; Mia Cibula, youngest girl; Mindi Steele-Maulden of South Carolina, traveled the furthest to attend; Francis "Sunny" Meissner, most grandchildren at reunion; and Alexa-Carey Cibula, newlywed. Katie Meissner offered the blessing prior to dinner. The next reunion is slated Aug. 3, 2014, at the same place.

Lunch, Learn program continues Aug. 19

COLUMBIANA - The Columbiana Women's Club at 121 N. Main St. will hold its fifth in the series of Lunch and Learn programs at 12:15 p.m. Aug. 19. A presentation by Barbara Farrand titled "Women Today" will follow lunch. Cost is $5 for members and $7 for guests. Reservations may be made by calling 330-207-1470.

Salem Masons to host public breakfast buffet

SALEM-A public breakfast buffet will be served from 7:30 to 10 a.m. Aug. 24 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.

Shrine Club to hold annual clambake Sept. 7

NORTH LIMA - The Youngstown Shrine Club will hold its annual "clambake" from 1 to 8 p.m. Sept. 7 at the club's outdoor pavilion on West South Range Road. Lunch runs from 1 to 4 p.m. and the main dinner at 6:30 p.m. Refreshments are included and served all day. The main dinner includes clams, corn, chicken, lobster, etc. Tickets are for this stag only event are $85 and available in advance from Sam McKinney 330-565-3980 or Lee Hively at 330-533-3036.



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