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October 6, 2013
Salem News

La Leche League to meet

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

SCH Auxiliary to meet

SALEM The Salem Community Hospital Auxiliary meeting begins at 9:30 a.m. Thursday in the small dining room at the back of the hospital cafeteria Dr. Anita Hackstedde, SCH interim president/CEO, will discuss electronic medical records. The public is invited.

Getting Crafty to make cards

SALEM - Attendees of the Getting Crafty adult craft class will create holiday cards when the group meets at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 14 in the Quaker Room at the Salem Public Library. All materials will be provided and the class is free of cost. Registration is needed either online through the library's website at or 330-332-0042.

YBPW president to speak

CANFIELD - Lisa Dickson, president of Youngstown Business and Professional Women, will present a lecture at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Canfield Historical Society Bond House, 44 W. Main St. Dickson will share the history, and speak about the various events, scholarships and awards offered through YBPW. The lecture is free an open to the public. No pre-registration is necessary. For more information call 330-533-3458.

Deadline for booster trip

SALEM - Tuesday is the reservation deadline for the Salem High School Choir Booster's fundraising trip to New York City.

Attila Samu, Salem High School Choir director, has announced that the NYC Express will depart by motor coach from the Salem High School parking lot at 11 p.m. Dec. 13 and travel all night with rest stops made en route. Arrival time is approximately 7 a.m. Dec. 14 for an entire day for visitors to enjoy some of the sights and activities available in NYC including the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree, shopping on Fifth Avenue, Macy's, Times Square, and strolls through Central Park. Departure from NYC is 9 p.m. with return to Salem at approximately 6 a.m. Dec. 15. Cost is $90 per person. An additional tour protection fee of $10 is optional. Reservation forms are available from Samu by calling the high school at 330-332-8905 Ext. 58332 and leave a message. This is a "first come first served" trip. Proceeds from the trip will benefit the choir.

R-Weigh holds meetings

SALEM - The R-Weigh weight support groups met at 1 and 5 p.m. Monday at the First Friends Church. A loss of 27 pounds was recorded. The night group had a "no-gainer" week and month. Good loser for the week was Jeri Hefner and the goalies for the week were Judy Catlett, Jo Carol Gray and Jesse Rea. Patty Pim received the monetary award for losing over her birthday. Catlett won the goalie can-do drawing. Carol Held did the program and presided at the evening meeting. Jesse Rea led the members doing exercises and Peggy Kurtz gave the inspiration for the week. Members sang "Happy Birthday" to Judy Catlett, Shirley Dias, Gloria Judy, Annie Katz and Sue Carver who served the members a low-calorie, low-fat luncheon at the afternoon group. The members at both groups were paid $1 per pound for their September losses and will earn another $1 per pound next week if they stay the same or lose. Goals were paid $2 for being at goal or below all month and will get another $1 if they stay the same or lose next week. Next Monday starts the school contest at both groups. Members will be paid $ for a one pound or more loss each week of September for the school contest. Goals will get a $1 if they stay the same or lose. New members are welcome with no charge for visiting. Call 330-332-1078 for more information.

CCW to hold meeting

COLUMBIANA - The Grace United Church of Columbiana will host Community Christian Women's first meeting of the fall season. This marks the beginning of their 42nd year. Doris Ogle of New Waterford will speak. She was a nurse for Dr. Zeigler at Salem Community Hospital and retired after 30 years with the Salem Area Visiting Nurse Association. She is very active in the affairs of New Waterford and has just been inducted into the Crestview Distinguished Alumni Hall of Fame. Ogle has been raising Monarch butterflies for five years. Her title will be "God's Creation: Monarch Butterflies." The meeting begins at 12:30 p.m. Oct. 14. A luncheon will be served for a $6 donation. All reservations should be called in to your church representative by Oct. 10. All others may call Carolyn Beck at 330-482-2155, Helen Winegord at 330-482-2152, Lois Weyman at 330-482-2776. All area women are invited.

AASC sets Halloween event

ALLIANCE - A Halloween dinner/dance will be held on Oct. 25 at the Alliance Area Senior Center, 602 W. Vine St. Dinner will be served at 6 p.m. followed by the dance from 7 to 10 p.m. Music will be provided by the Rex Taneri Orchestra. Admission is $14 per person, or $7 for the dance only. Dinner tickets must be purchased or reserved in advance by calling 330-821-3348.

Vet speaks to CABPW

COLUMBIANA - Dr. Alicia Boyce from Adamson Veterinary Services in Salem was the guest speaker for the Columbiana Area Business and Professional Women's monthly meeting on Sept. 24. Dr. Boyce spoke about women in veterinary medicine. She explained that there are still barriers for women in medicine today, especially in large animal medicine. She said most females are practicing in small animal medicine, more and more women are entering the veterinarian world and currently 80 percent of students in veterinarian school are female.

According to Boyce, in 2011 women outnumbered men in veterinary medicine. There are approximately 45,000 women in veterinary medicine today. She also spoke on the history of veterinary medicine and how it is a very adaptable profession. The changes in livestock as well as pets, has changed rapidly over the years.

Boyce received her DVM at The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine and her undergraduate degree in pre-veterinary medicine, biology and chemistry was earned at the University of Findlay in Findlay. She has worked in multiple veterinary clinics while pursuing her DVM degree, as well as having spent time studying elephants and other exotic animals in Thailand.

The CABPW 's goal is to achieve equity for all women in the workplace through advocacy, education and information; to be the leading advocate for working women; to elevate the standards for women in business and professions; to promote the interests of business and professional women; to bring about a spirit of cooperation among business and professional women of the United States; and to extend opportunities to business and professional women through education along lines of industry, scientific and vocational activities. To join CABPW contact Lori Everly at 330-853-5896 or The group meets the fourth Tuesday of most months. Dues are $43 per year.

Damascus Ruritans honor late national president

DAMASCUS - For the first time in the organization's 85 year history, Ruritan National is facing the death of a sitting national president. Dennis Clemmer, 2013 national president, passed away Sept. 29 at the University of Virginia Medical Center with his family and close friends by his side. Clemmer was a self-employed farmer and beef producer. He and his wife, Betty Jo, have a daughter JoAnna Clemmer Nichols, son-in law Garrett and grandson, Alex, who are also members of the Middlebrook Ruritan Club. Clemmer and his wife are members of Redeemer Lutheran Church.

The 2013 National Vice President Elliott Hogge has assumed the position of national president in accordance with Ruritan's governing documents. Hogge, of Hayes, Va., is a member of the Abingdon (Va.) club and has served on many levels of the Chesapeake District including District Governor. He was the 2012 president of the Association of Virginia Ruritans. He was a Ruritan National Director from 2003 to 2005 and was elected vice president in Covington, Ky., in January 2013. Hogge served at Naval Weapons Station from 1966 to 2005. During this time he was awarded the Navy Superior Civilian Medal for Valor. From 1968to 1970 he served in the U.S.Army in Vietnam, and was awarded a Bronze Star Medal.

Ruritan National is a civic organization with 29,000 members in 25 states. These clubs work to improve more than 1,100 local communities and through community service, make America's communities a better place to live and work Ruritan members across the country represent a cross-section of the communities they serve. Since the organization's beginning in Holland, Va., in 1928, Ruritan clubs have served America with fellowship, goodwill, and community service.

Clemmer was also an active member of the Middlebrook Ruritan Club in Middlebrook, Va. He has also served on the Woodrow Wilson District Cabinet in many positions including 2006 District Governor. Clemmer was also an associate member of the Wadlow Gap Ruritan Club in Gate City, Va. In 2008, he was elected to the Ruritan National Board of Directors in Nashville, Tenn., and served a three-year-term. In 2012, he was elected Ruritan National vice president in Raleigh, N.C. Clemmer was a Tom Downing Fellow and had earned Ruritan Forever status.



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