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September 1, 2013
Salem News

Leetonia HS Class of 1951 to meet for breakfast

LEETONIA - Leetonia High School Class of 1951 plans to meet for breakfast at 9 a.m. Tuesday at the Salem Hills Golf and Country Club.

Salem HS Class of 1951 to meet for breakfast

SALEM - The Salem High School Class of 1951 will meet for breakfast at 9 a.m. Wednesday at the Skyline Diner.

Former Furnace workers to meet for breakfast

SALEM - Electric Furnace retirees and former employees are invited to breakfast at 9 a.m. Sept. 11 at the Salem Hills Golf and Country Club.

Salem HS?Class of 1968 to meet for dinner

SALEM - The Salem High School Class of 1968 plans to meet for dinner at 6 p.m. Sept. 17 at Ricky's English Pub.

Rogers Community Auction to host country music jam

ROGERS - The public is invited to a country music jam from 6 to 9 p.m. today and Sept. 15 at the Rogers Community Auction dining room.

Saxon Retirees to hold meeting on Wednesday

SALEM - Saxon Retirees will meet on Wednesday. Snacks will be served at 11:30 a.m., a catered lunch at 12:30 p.m., followed by the meeting. If unable to attend, members are asked to cancel their reservation by calling 330-533-5154.

Salem HS?Class of 1969 reunion committee to meet

SALEM - The Salem High School Class of 1969's 45th-year reunion committee meeting begins at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Italian Club on Penn Avenue.

Area Singles announce September meeting slate

AUSTINTOWN - Area Singles will meet at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Cracker Barrel in Austintown. Other meetings scheduled next month at the same time include Cheddars in Boardman on Sept. 11; Pizza Hut in Columbiana on Sept. 18; and Olive Garden in Boardman on Sept. 25.

Fairfield-Waterford HS '60 to meet for lunch

COLUMBIANA The Fairfield-Waterford High School Class of 1960 will meet for lunch at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at the Spread Eagle Tavern in Hanoverton.

Salem Eagles to hold pasta dinner benefit

SALEM - A benefit for Chelsea Furlong will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Sept. 15 at the Eagles Club, 1884 N. Ellsworth Ave. Chelsea, 5, has Ewing's Sarcoma Tumor. A pasta dinner will be served from noon to 4 p.m. Cost is $5. Hosted by the Arby's Cruisin Crew, this event includes a car cruise with the first 50 cars to receive a dash plaque, a cornhole tournament, 50/50 raffle, Chinese auction and face painting. For more information call Donna Baker at 330-337-3293.

Friendly Squares to host square dancing event

NILES - The Friendly Squares of Niles will host an introduction to square dancing for all ages at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Niles Scope Center, 14 E. State St. For more information call 330-506-3370.

Sebring Legion Auxiliary holds regular meeting

SEBRING - The Sebring American Legion Post 76 Ladies Auxiliary met recently with President Judy Hubbs presiding. Members have started paying membership dues of $22 for 2014. The club has a new member, Billie Gray. Two boxes of coupons were mailed to Germany. In June the box weighed 9 pounds and 10 ounces. The box sent in August weighed 15 pounds and 5 ounces. The total amount of coupons sent to date is 539 pounds.

A portion of the proceeds from the legion's golf raffle last month was sent to the VA clinic. Donations will continue monthly. A donation was also given to the B.L. Miller school supplies fund and to the Sebring Community Dinners. Legion cookbooks are now available for $7 each. The club's fish fries start Sept. 6. Auxiliary 50/50 workers are needed from 4 to 7:30 p.m. The next meeting begins at 7 p.m. Sept. 11.

East Palestine garden club hosts annual picnic

EAST PALESTINE -The East Palestine Town and Country Garden Club hosted its annual picnic Aug. 20 at the Community Center at the East Palestine City Park. A 50/50 drawing was held and the winner was Steve Dodds of East Palestine. The garden club will use its portion of the 50/50 split for a specific project to be announce at a later date. Bingo was enjoyed by members and guests. The next meeting is Sept. 17. Anyone interested in joining the garden club is invited to come to the meeting, call any garden club member or President Jacqui Whitehead at 330-426-4257.

Butler Grange holds monthly meeting

SALEM - Ida Zepernick presided when Butler Grange met recently. Myrtle Bailey read a story titled, "Walking the dog." Ruth Ann Altenhof presented the program: Aug. 15, 2013, is National Relaxation Day. She offered, "Today we live in a very fast-paced world that is often stressful and overwhelming." National Relaxation Day is all about taking a step back to unwind and decompress. Bailey added, "There is an in-built mechanism for relaxation unique to the human being. The human being is the only animal who laughs and can laugh heartily. Poem read included "August" by Clyde Zepernick; "My Little August Bloom" by Ida Zepernick; and "Harvest" by Bailey. Pomona Grange met at Lisbon Grange on Aug. 19 for judging of crafts, sewing and photography.

The public Swiss steak supper (and country store during the supper), sponsored by the Columbiana County Pomona Grange, will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Sept. 14 at Mile Branch Grange.

TOPS?777 recognizes weight loss winners

SALEM - Winners were recognized when TOPS 777 met. Recognized on Aug. 21 were Joann Sanor, best loser; and Shirley Johns, KOPS. The Aug. 28 winners were Brenda Adams, Carrie Toy and Mary Beth Smearsoll, best losers; and Frances Valentino, KOPS. Monthly winners were Valentino, queen; Sanor, best loser; Pat Sheen, backslider award; Johns and Valentino, at goal or better; and Jean Rhodes, runner-up best loser. Toy presented a program titled "Healthy Eating-Diabetes Guidelines" and the inspiration, "Be of good cheer."

Parkside to hold annual Classic Car Cruise-in

COLUMBIANA - Parkside Health Care Center's second annual Classic Car Cruise-in, hosted by the Arby's Cruisin' Crew, will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Sept. 12 at 930 E. Park Ave. The event features a 50/50 raffle, door prizes and dash plaques. The rain date is Sept. 19. There is a $3 entry fee. All proceeds will benefit the Parkside Health Care Center Activity Fund, Boy Scout Pack #16, and the Salem Community Pantry. Pack #16 will have concessions available for purchase. For more information contact Parkside at 330-482-5547 or

Salem Youth Chorus seeking new members

SALEM - The Salem Youth Chorus was founded in 2007 in order to provide teens and collegiate aged young adults with the opportunity to sing great choral music as crafted by the compositional masters. The music program has attracted young persons from communities throughout the tri-county area in Ohio. In addition to local concerts and as part of the yearly summer tours, the Salem Youth Chorus sang a concert at Bruton Parish Church in Colonial Williamsburg, Va., and then sang Choral Evensong at The Washington National Cathedral in DC in 2008.

In July of 2009, the chorus traveled to New York City and sang at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine. The SYC was the guest choir from 2010-12 for the annual Boar's Head and Yule Log Festival at St. John's Episcopal Church in Youngstown and will return for the 2013 festival. SYC has released four CD's, Morning Has Broken; Evening Reflections; A Festival of Lessons and Carols, Christmas CD and Sing a New Song. The ensemble was a prize winner in the 2010 national music competition, The American Prize.

In August of 2010, the SYC traveled to Cathedrals in England, Ireland and Wales for concerts and Choral Evensong. In the summer of 2011, the ensemble toured and performed at cathedrals in Erie, Pa., Buffalo, N.Y. and Toronto, Canada. In 2012, the SYC performed at St Louis Cathedral and Old St. Patrick's in New Orleans and sang a concert and Choral Evensong at Trinity Episcopal in Baton Rouge, La. In 2013 the SYC performed at cathedrals in Charleston, Raleigh, Wheeling and a return to Bruton Parish Church.

The SYC rehearses once weekly throughout the season, alternating at rehearsal sites in Boardman and Salem. The rehearsal schedule intensifies prior to performances. If you are a teen (ages 14 and up) or college aged, love to sing and enjoy challenging repertoire in a demanding but supportive musical and social environment, consider being in the SYC. If you're contemplating studying music in college or already are doing so, the SYC would be a great way to reinforce excellent singing, sight reading, solfege, musicianship, etc. For further information and to schedule an audition call 330-607-6320. For photos and other information, check out the Salem Youth Chorus on Facebook.

Greyhound Reunion scheduled for Sept. 8

LOUISVILLE - The public is invited to the 13th annual Greyhound Reunion, sponsored by Ohio Greyhound Gathering and Adoption Inc., from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 8 at Wildwood Community Park located on Stertzbach Avenue (off of Route 153) in Louisville. The rain date is Sept. 15. This year there are one female greyhound and four males looking for their "forever homes." All five adoptees are "cat safe." Adoptees include CTW Corinthian, better known as Cori, a red that weighs approximately 56 pounds. She was born April 21, 2011.

The males include Braska Al known as Big Al when called. He is a light brindle born on Feb. 7, 2011; Cry Flounder who answers to Flounder, a white/red ticked male born July 16, 2011; Flying Big Gun also known as Big Gun or Gunny, black in color and born April 1, 2010; and a dark red brindle named CTW Midshipman that answers to Midi. He was born Sept. 5, 2009. These gentle dogs are all retired racers.

The group plans to crown a king and queen, play greyhound games and have a costume contest. A 50/50 raffle will be held with vendors selling clothing for the hounds, dog collars and homemade dog treats. Greyhound owners will have an opportunity to have their hound's nails cut. There also will be a concession stand and table of homemade baked goods and jewelry. Many items will be on display for the silent auction and the winners will be announced at the conclusion of the event. The group requests that small animals not be brought to the event and that all dogs attending should be on a leash.

For information contact President Pat Tidwell at 330-456-6052, Vice President Jeannie Miller at 330-875-1930, Secretary Connie Shallehberger at 330-683-4176 or Treasurer Wendy Eaton at 330-875-4702. The Ohio Greyhound Gathering and Adoption is a non profit (501C) organization that gets the retired racers ready for their "forever homes."

Area students return from ambassador world trip

CANFIELD- Returning from 19 days in Italy, Austria, Switzerland and France, members of the Youngstown delegation of People to People Student Ambassadors program brought many memories and experiences with them. They participated in social, governmental and cultural activities during their visit, and also had a three-day homestay with families in Munich, Germany. Highlights were the Roman Coliseum, Eiffel Tower, Versailles Palace, Vienna Symphony, European Union Parliament and Matthausen concentration camp. Students were from the Mahoning, Columbiana, Trumbull counties and western Pennsylvania.

Next year's group will be forming soon, with meetings at Fitch High School on Oct. 21 and 22. Interested students may contact Harold Wilson at 330-799-4871 or Gary Reel at 330-533-7712.

Leetonia Sportsman's Club to host Kids Day

LEETONIA - The Leetonia Sportsman's Club will hold its 38th annual Kids Day on Sept. 28 at the club grounds along East High Street in Leetonia, There will be shooting, archery and fishing events for all children ages 6 to 15. Trophies will be awarded to contest winners and raffle prizes will be given away. A wiener roast will also be held. Everything is free of charge.

Registration starts at 10 a.m. and runs continuously throughout the day.

Kids Day is held annually in conjunction with National Hunting and Fishing Day. For more information about National Hunting and Fishing Day go to For further information call Tom Butch at 330-337-8444.

Columbiana Women's Club offers bridge lessons

COLUMBIANA - The Columbiana Women's Club at 121 N. Main St., is offering bridge lessons for both men and women beginning Sept. 17 at its clubhouse. The eight week course will be taught by Sally Veauthier from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesdays. Cost is $20 for the course book, $40 for eight lessons. To register call Pat Tingle at 330-207-1470.



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