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December 15, 2013
Salem News

SHS?Class of '43 to meet

SALEM - The Salem High School Class of 1943 will meet for breakfast at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday at Adele's Place.

SHS Class of '67 to gather

SALEM - The Salem High School Class of 1967's social/dinner begins at 6 p.m. Wednesday at Ricky's English Pub.

Salem schools bands to perform

SALEM - The public is invited to a Winter Concert at 6 p.m. Thursday in the Salem High School auditorium. Performances will be provided by the junior high, high school and jazz bands.

Weingart Cousins get together

SALEM - Salem Hills Golf and Country Club was the setting when the Weingart Cousins met recently. Fourteen people attended. Birthdays and anniversaries were observed. The next breakfast begins at 9 a.m. Jan. 14.

Salem Masons to host public breakfast buffet Dec. 28

SALEM-A public breakfast buffet will be served from 7:30 to 10 a.m. Dec. 28 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.

TOPS?777 recognizes weekly weight loss winners

SALEM- Members of TOPS Chapter 777 achieved an 11 1/2 pounds loss over the Thanksgiving holiday.

Weekly and monthly winners were recognized at a recent meeting. Weekly best losers were Peg Mix and Brenda Adams. Shirley Johns was KOPS.

Monthly winners included Adams, best loser; Carrie Toy, runner-up; Debbie Phillips, backslider; Johns, KOPS; Johns and Frances Valentino, KOPS at goal or below.

Members signed and sent cards to previous members. Linda Evanoff returned the first of the year hope cards and each person discussed their progress. Sign-in contest winners received Christmas door mats.

Damascus Ruritans celebrate 60 years of service

DAMASCUS - Seventy members and guests of the Damascus Ruritan Club met on Dec. 7 at Heritage Oaks Banquet Center in Sebring for the club's 60th anniversary celebration. Song leader, David Denny, led the group in the singing one verse of "America." Club Chaplain Pastor John Ryser gave the blessing.

President Dave Wingett called for motion to hold the reading of the minutes from the November meeting and also to postpone any business until the January meeting.

Due to inclement weather in Ohio and Virginia, the club's guest, Ruritan National President Elliott Hogge and his wife Sandra of Hayes, Va., were forced to cancel.

Among other guests present were David and Anne Freshly of Alliance, Past National President Frank and Janet Kinsey of St. Clairville, current National Director Dale Bricker of Canfield, Past National Treasurer Dave Snyder, current Ohio District Governor Glenn and Barbara Fish of Lodi, Ohio District Lt. Gov. and District Secretary Maynard and Gloria Yoh of Smithville, District Treasurer Karl and Bonnie Kiener of Hartville, Zone 5 Governor Eric and Sherry Augustein of Beloit, Zone 6 Governor John and Barbara Biery of North Benton, Zone 6 Lt. Governor Dale and Evie Hileman of Cambridge, 1961 Past Club President Earl and Virginia Bardo of Salem, Bob Winn, son and Janet and her husband Jerry Durham, daughter of the club's first president, the late Charles Winn; Donovan Winn, brother of Charles Winn, a member of the Winona Club; and Joan Rauch, widow of past member David Rauch.

The 2014 club officers were installed by the Ruritan National Director Frank Kinsey. Installed were Rick Bell, president; Nick Morrison, vice president; John Coldsnow, secretary; Joe Skolosh, treasurer; Darlene Snyder, three-year director; Roy Johnson, two-year director; Walter Lautzenheiser, one-year director; Dave Wingett, past president and 2014 board of directors.

Zone 6 Assistant Governor John Biery, also a member of the Goshen Center Club, initiated into club membership, Henry (Hank) and Michelle Price as associate members.

Bell said he would like to see the club continue the normal projects next year. He thanked the members for electing him and presented retiring Wingett and Snyder with gift cards of appreciation from the club.

National Director Frank Kinsey spoke briefly, commending the club members for their steadfastness in making their community a better place to work and live and awarded the club with an outstanding certificate for 60 years of outstanding community service to the village of Damascus and surrounding area from Ruritan National. He encouraged the members to continue to bring in new members to enable the club to continue the efforts of Ruritan. Entertainment was provided by the Loving God Quartet.

Victorian Players offer holiday show

YOUNGSTOWN - The Victorian Players in conjunction with Centaur Stage Productions will present "In the Spirit of Christmas" at the Victorian Players theater at 702 Mahoning Ave. Consisting of four new one-acts, the show will run for two weekends through Dec. 22.

Leading off the list of shows for this years production is The Christmas Dream by I.E. Clark. The show features Linda McGrath, Cory Fowler, Vinnie Dragos, Ryan Newell and Kory Frederick.

Following The Christmas Dream will be Ten Minutes Till Christmas by Roger Clarke and features Christopher Haddock, Kory Frederick, Kara Planey, Abigail Planey, Hannah Planey, Madalyn Planey, Verity Osborn, Genevieve Hanna, Cecilia Hanna and Madelyn Hanna.

Santa Claus vs. The Garden Gnomes by Don Zolidis is up next with Gia Almasy, Michelle Moorhead, Christopher Fidram, Christopher Haddock and Chloe Housteau. Closing out the performance will be the classic The Gift of the Magi by Ann Coulter based on a story by O'Henry. Appearing in Magi will be Donnette Bishop, Kathryn Adams, Vinnie Dragos, Chloe Housteau and Heather McKenzie.

During performances of In the Spirit of Christmas the Victorian will be collecting canned goods and non-perishable food items for a local food pantry. Adult tickets for the production are $12 with student and senior tickets $9. Group rates are available as well as special student group rates.

Reservations are suggested and may be made by calling 330-746-5455. Evening performances begin at 7:30 with Sunday matinees starting at 2 p.m.



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