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February 2, 2014
Salem News

SHS Class of '69 reunion committee set

SALEM - The Salem High School Class of 1969's 45th-year class reunion committee plans to meet at 7 p.m. Feb. 4 at the Italian Club on Penn Avenue.

The monthly luncheon and birthday recognition begins at 12:30 p.m. Feb. 9 at BB Rooners.

SHS?Class of '68 to meet for dinner

SALEM - Members of the Salem High School Class of 1968 plan to meet for dinner at 6 p.m. Feb. 11 at Ricky's English Pub.

SHS Class of '56 to meet for lunch

SALEM - The monthly luncheon for the Salem High School Class of 1956 is slated from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Feb. 12 at the Salem Hills Golf and Country Club.

SHS Class of '54 to plan reunion

SALEM - Salem High School Class of 1954's reunion planning meeting begins at 6 p.m. Feb. 12 in the Salem High School Alumni Office on East State Street. For more information call Marge Potts 330-332-0947.

Historical society Monday dance slated

DEERFIELD - The Deerfield Historical Society's first Monday dance is slated from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Feb. 3 at the Deerfield Town Hall, 1450 state Route 14. Admission is $3 per person. The public is welcome. Refreshments are available for purchase.

AASC to host Valentine's Day dance

ALLIANCE - The public is invited to a Valentine's Day dance featuring the Rex Taneri Orchestra on Feb. 14 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. 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.

R-Weigh groups hold weekly meetings

SALEM - The R-Weigh groups met at 1 and 5 p.m. Jan. 13 at the First Friends Church. Linda Green was welcomed as a new member at the afternoon meeting. Joyce Sanders, Sylvia Eller and Francie Tuel each received $2 for losing over the four weeks of no meetings because of the holidays and bad weather. Carol Jules and Annie Katz each received $1 for staying the same. JoAnne Bogdan, secretary pro-temp recorded the minutes, Eller collected the dues, Shirley Dias and Roni Fauver did the weight recording. Gerry Heffinger presided at the meeting and presented a program on "Questions Have Amazing Answers." Karen Pauline presided at the evening meeting and Heffinger appointed Pauline as leader and Barb Smith as co-leader for the evening group. Heffinger will continue to be the silent leader. Wilma Grams recorded the minutes, Patty Pim did the treasury, Dias, Ruth Miller, Diane Hart, Patty Hartman and Janel Anderson did the weight recording. Starting out the first meeting of 2014, Peggy Kurtz's inspiration for the week was "You Have the Power to Make This Your Best Year Yet." Smith's program asked a member, "How do you know when you are losing weight?" and that member in turn asked another until all the members responded.

Attending the first meeting of 2014 and losing were Beverly Armitage, Grams, Hart, Smith, Nancy Stryffeler, Colleen Wafler, Peggy Kurtz, Linda Lude, Jesse Rea and each received $2. Birdie Reinhart, Doris Senior, Patty Pim, Lois Wood, Jo Carol Gray, Lisa Jones, Angie Reichle and Miller stayed the same and received $1. New members are welcome with no charge for visiting. For more information call Reichle at 330-332-1078. A loss of 46 pounds was recorded for the week at the Jan. 20 meeting. Good losers at the afternoon group were Gloria Judy and Sandy McGarr. Bogdan was the goalie for the week. Heffinger did a program on "Read the Food Labels." She said compare the ingredients used in same name products and buy the ones that have healthy ingredients instead of fake ones. Deepest sympathy was extended to goal member Peggy Kurtz and her family for the sudden loss of her daughter, Beverly Armitage, who was also a current member at the evening group. Susan Cain, Donna Greenamyer and Jeri Hefner were the good losers for the week. Sharon Bigalow reached her goal weight and is a recap goal member. Barb Smith did a program on "Reproduction of Fat Cells and how they Multiply." The 2014 slogan at both groups is "You have the power to lose, make 2014 your best losing year yet."

Lisbon music club to sponsor 'Music Man'

LISBON - The Lisbon Music Study Club will sponsor a benefit performance of Stage Left Players' Youth Production of "The Music Man" at 7 p.m. Feb. 13. The event was previously scheduled for Feb. 6, but must be rescheduled due to weather-related events.

Club members are selling tickets for the preview showing at the Trinity Playhouse, 234 E. Lincoln Way. Proceeds go toward the club's music scholarship fund. Tickets are $10 and may be purchased from club members, at 330-831-7249 or

Charity auction to benefit WB athletics

BELOIT - West Branch is hosting a charity auction fundraiser to benefit athletics at 3 p.m. Feb. 15 in the high school auditorium. Anyone wishing to donate or advertise is asked to email (subject heading: auction) or call 330-938-4455. There are already several desirable items including a guided pheasant hunting trip and tour offered by Sunrise Farms, group passes to SkyMax, senior picture packages by Street Style Photography, Harley-Davidson articles by Thunder HD, Cleveland Browns and Cavs autographed memorabilia, Pittsburgh Steelers and Mount Union gear, Mountaineer Casino overnight golf and gaming get-aways, spa packages, gift cards, gift baskets, electronics, etc.

Admission is free and all forms of payment, including credit cards, will be accepted. The event is organized by the reigning Northeastern Buckeye Conference Champion West Branch Girls' Track Team. The auction will be conducted by Kiko Auctions.

Tables now available for Women's Night Out

SALEM - Sponsorship, advertising, vendor tables are now available for the Salem Community Center's fifth annual Women's Night Out on March 19. The event centers around information, products and services for females of all ages who want to learn ways to take better care of their bodies, minds and improve upon their lifestyles. Last year's event was sold out. Approximately 400 women are expected to attend this year.

To ensure a successful night of information and entertainment, area businesses are encouraged to become a sponsor, advertiser and/or vendor. All proceeds from this event will benefit the operation of the newly added SCC Childrens Fitness Center. For more information about the event and to find out when you can purchase your tickets call 330-332-5885 or stop by the front desk.

Cook family to host Valentine's pizza party for seniors

SALEM - The Donald R. Cook family is inviting seniors age 55 and over to a Valentine's Pizza Party from noon to 1:30 p.m. Feb. 9 at Wedgewood Pizza in Salem. This event includes free pizza, beverage, giveaways, door prizes and "Pass the Love of Valentine's" game. Reservations are required and limited to the first 30 who call 330-337-7674.

Medusa Band Showcase set for April 6

YOUNGSTOWN- The Medusa Recording Institute will host its Medusa Band Showcase at 2 p.m. April 6 at Tiffany's Banquet Center, 601 Bedford Road, Brookfield. It is an all ages event and any band that performs original music is welcome to register to perform.

There is no cost for bands to enter the showcase. To be eligible to perform, the band will be selected by a drawing.

Call 234-855-1800 for information about registering a band.

The winning band will be awarded four concert tickets to Motley Crue compliments of WNCD-Clearchannel, a Wuhan 16-inch China Cymbal from the Drum Smith in Struthers, music video provided by DP?Visual Media, three songs recorded at Medusa Recording Institute and a music instrument accessory package courtesy of Guitar Center.



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