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November 3, 2013
Salem News

Salem High School '56 will meet for lunch

SALEM - Salem High School Class of 1956 will meet for lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Nov. 13 at the Salem Hills Golf and Country Club.

Former (Fisher) Big Wheel employees to meet

COLUMBIANA - All former (Fisher) Big Wheel employees are invited to a luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Nov. 6 at Das Dutch House in Columbiana.

Reservations may be made by calling Sue Douglas at 330-482-2788 or Eugenia Tullis at 330-337-6544. Last minute walk-ins are also welcome.

Columbiana Christian Women to hear about dolls

COLUMBIANA - Community Christian Women will meet on Nov. 11 at the First Christian Church. Marcy Patton will present "Dolls." The subject "All Dolled Up" will include "God's lessons from my childhood." Everyone attending is encouraged to bring their favorite doll.

The 12:30 p.m. meeting begins with a luncheon. Cost is $6. Reservations should be made with your church representative by Thursday, Nov. 7. All others may call Carolyn Beck at 330-482-2155, Helen Winegord at 330-482-2152 or Lois Weyman at 330-482-2776. All area women are invited to attend.

42nd Christkindl Markt slated for Nov. 8-10

CANTON - The 42nd annual Christkindl Markt on Nov. 8, 9 and 10 at the Canton Cultural Center for the Arts, a premier fine arts and fine crafts show, draws artists from across the country offering unique and handcrafted items in all price ranges. There will be new exhibitors plus past favorites. Markt hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Nov. 8; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Nov. 9; and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 10.

Admission to the Markt is $6 in advance, $7 at the door, and free for children 12 and under. Strollers are not permitted. A door prize of a $1,000 shopping spree donated by Andreas Furniture of Sugarcreek can be won with a purchased entrance ticket.

Sponsoring this fundraising event is Canton Fine Arts Associates, a volunteer and affiliate organization of the Canton Museum of Art. Since its inception in 1971, Christkindl has raised over $1.6 million Museum. Proceeds have provided sculptures, exhibits, scholarships, outreach programs, art experience for school children and much more.

To obtain more information or purchase pre-sale tickets online visit or call 330-453-7666 Ext.105 Free parking is available.

TOPS 777 weight group enjoys fall fun night

SALEM - Members of TOPS 777 enjoyed Fall Fun Night on Oct. 30.

A trivia quiz and purse scavenger hunt were conducted. Door prizes of cups of soup and cider were presented to Carol Oliver, Pat Sheen, Linda Straub, Joan Cole, Mabel Pasco and Debbie Phillips. Winners from Oct. 2 were Carrie Toy, quarterly best loser; Phillips, special award; Peg Mix and Brenda Adams, weekly best losers; and Frances Valentino, KOPS of the week.

Monthly winners included Adams, best loser; Toy, runner-up best loser; Joann Sanor, backslider award; Dorothy Ward, KOPS; and Shirley Johns and Valentino, KOPS at goal or below. Phillips gave the contest report. Adams offered the inspiration titled "Hopes and Dreams."

Toys for Tots program under way

SALEM - The Toys for Tots program has donation boxes set up in over 25 locations throughout Columbiana County. New, unwrapped toys can be donated through Dec. 11. Toys for Tots in conjunction with the U.S. Marine Corp has been collecting and distributing toys since 1947.

The local collection sites are: Huntington Bank (Salem, New Garden, Washingtonville, Sebring, Columbiana, Lisbon and East Palestine); Farmers National Bank (Salem, Leetonia, Damascus); J.C. Penney and Big Lots in Calcutta; Dunkin' Donuts (Salem, east and west, and Columbiana); Giant Eagle, Lyle Printing/Farm and Dairy, Dollar General stores, downtown and East End, and State Farm Insurance in Salem; Whispering Pines, Fairfield Machine and Edward Jones in Columbiana; and Dairy Queen Leetonia.

For questions about the program contact Wayne Hays at 330-277-1003 or stop in at Phantom Auto Works on South Broadway Avenue which is also a drop-off point; or visit

ACH to host blood drive Nov. 7

ALLIANCE - Alliance Community Hospital will host an American Red Cross blood drive from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 7 in conference room 1-A.

Donors must be at least 17 years of age (16 years with parental consent), weigh no less than 110 pounds and be in generally good health. A photo ID or their Red Cross donor card is required at registration.

Donors are encouraged to drink additional fluids at least 24 hours prior to the drive and eat a meal before donating.

To schedule an appointment go to or call 330-596-7822 or 330-596-7821.

R-Weigh weight groups recognize weekly weight loss winners

SALEM - The R-Weigh weight support groups met Oct. 14 and 21 at the First Friends Church. A loss of 24 and 25 pounds below their lowest weight for the weeks were recorded. On Oct. 14, JoAnne Bogdan presided at the day group. The good losers were Evelyn Peters, Helen Baker and Carol Jules. Rachel Weaver was the goalie for the week. The good loser on Oct. 21 was Helen Baker. Bogdan was the goalie for the week. Annie Katz won the $10 can-do award and Jules reached her one-fourth way to goal weight.

Linda Lude presided at the evening meeting on Oct. 14 and Diane Hart was the secretary pro temp. Good losers were Sara Smith and Hart. Peggy Kurtz was the goalie for the week.

Barb Smith presided at the evening meeting on Oct. 21. Jeri Hefner and Nancy Stryffeler were the good losers for the week. Lisa Jones and Eleanor Billet was the goalies for the week. Kurtz gave the inspiration at the evening meetings both weeks.

Members at both school sessions said the R-Weigh prayer and did an exercise song, did a nutritional quiz and discussed their weeks homework. Goal teachers filled out the students report cards and teachers report and gave all students losing a pound or more $1 and goals who stayed the same or lost earned $1. Gainers paid a dollar. The seventh-grade class in the morning group and the junior class at the evening meetings won the school contest and each classmate losing a pound got $1. The afternoon eighth-grade class and the freshmen class won the school contest at the evening group on Oct. 21.

Mrs. Jack Bruderly hosts Oct. Seven and One Club meeting

SALEM - The Seven and One Club met Wednesday evening at the home of Mrs. Jack Bruderly. Mrs. Dave Hanna was her guest.

Members played cards following the lasagna dinner. Prizes in 500 went to Mrs. Larry Dearth, first place; Mrs. Hanna, second; Mrs. Ken Kaufman, low; and Mrs. Gerald Mincks, travel.

While enjoying dessert, members drew secret names for the Christmas gift exchange. Gifts are limited to $20.

The group's progressive dinner starts at 6 p.m. Dec. 8 at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Jack Bruderly.

Two club members were recognized in observance of their 50th wedding anniversaries. Mr. and Mrs. Larry Dearth celebrated their golden anniversary on Oct. 27 and Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Mincks celebrated theirs on Nov. 2. Each couple received an anniversary mantel clock from all the members and their spouses.

The next meeting begins at 7 p.m. Nov. 20 at the home of Mrs. Fred Weingart.



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