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February 12, 2014
Salem News

Spaghetti fund raiser dinner is Saturday

SALEM - The public is invited to a spaghetti dinner fund raiser from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Saturday at the Masonic Building, 788 E. State St. Tickets are $6 for adults and $3.50 for children under 12. The building is equipped with a handicapped accessible elevator. The dinner is sponsored by Faith Court #43.

EPSH Sweetheart fund raising continues

EAST PALESTINE - The annual East Palestine High School Sweetheart fund raising runs Thursday through Feb. 22. Students will be selling items throughout the community after school and on weekends to raise money for their particular class. The grade that raises the most money will be the Sweetheart Champs and will have a king and queen crowned at the sweetheart dance on March 1. Money raised by each grade is used to fund the junior prom, a senior boat trip and many more activities for their senior year.

OVHHS hosting certification class

EAST LIVERPOOL - Ohio Valley Home Health Services (OVHHS) Inc. will host an American Heart Association First Aid and CPR certification class from 6 to 10 p.m. Feb. 18 at the Community Education Center at OVHHS, 15679 state Route 170.

The CPR portion of the class runs from 6 to 8 p.m. and first aid from 8 to 10 p.m. and may be taken together for the full four hours or separately. The fee for the class is $40 for both CPR and first aid or $20 for a single course.

To register for the course contact Megan Koniski, director of community education, at 330-385-2333 or

Tickets remain for 'A Night on Broadway'

SALEM - A limited number of tickets are still available for the fourth annual Hearts and Stars Ball, "A Night on Broadway," at 6 p.m. Feb. 22 at Avion on the Water Banquet Center. Dinner will be served at 7 p.m. Sponsored by Salem Regional Medical Center's (SRMC) Charitable Foundation, the event will feature dinner, a silent auction and entertainment by Mary Jo Maluso and Rick Blackson.

A highlight of the event will be the recognition of Rita Joseph O'Leary as the "2014 Shining Star" honoree. A native of Salem, O'Leary is a dedicated community volunteer. She has served as co-chair of the International Festival, on the Community Relations Board at FCI Elkton, on the St. Paul School Foundation board and as a past board member of the Salem YWCA. She is a member and past president of the SRMC Auxiliary and currently serves as a member of SRMC's Charitable Foundation.

Tickets for the event are $75 per person and available in advance by calling LuAnn Haddad, SRMC's vice president for institutional advancement at 330-337-2883. All proceeds from the event benefit SRMC's Charitable Foundation.

New children's book now available

SALINEVILLE - Connie Randolph's new children's book, "Casper Joe and the Eagle Feather," has been released. Published by Tate Publishing and Enterprises, the book is available through bookstores nationwide, from the publisher at, or by visiting or

Scholarship dinner dance scheduled

COLUMBIANA - The Columbiana Pre-Hospital Care Association's third annual scholarship dinner dance will be held from 6 to 11 p.m. March 8 at the Links at Firestone. Carved sirloin, roasted chicken, red-skinned potatoes, cavatelli, broccoli and cheese, salad and dessert will be served. Cost is $30 in advance, $35 at the door; $50 per couple in advance, $60 at the door; table of four couples, in advance, $200. The deadline for early discount pricing is Feb. 21.

For more information or tickets call Amy Ziccardi at 330-921-9650 or Kelli Harding at 330-692-1427.

Financial cooperative offering scholarships

ALLIANCE - Farm Credit Mid-America, a $20 billion financial services cooperative serving farmers, agribusinesses and rural residents in Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky and Tennessee, is committed to the future of agriculture. In 2014 alone, Farm Credit will invest almost $150,000 in scholarship funds.

"The farming population is aging," said Bill Zuga regional vice president, of the North Eastern Ohio Farm Credit. "Fifty percent of farmers are less than 10 years away from retirement. Providing the financial means for youth interested in furthering their agricultural knowledge is a solid way to protect the future of farming. As agriculture continues to grow and evolve we will do our part to help students continue to grow with the industry."

"Often, a Farm Credit Mid-America scholarship is not just a scholarship," said Sarah Ayer, a past Farm Credit scholarship recipient and current employee. "For me, it has led to a career I love. The extra money to put toward my education was fantastic, I also quickly learned of the Farm Credit Internship Program. My time as an intern provided me with exposure to farming operations that were much different than what I was familiar with, as well as the day to day operations of Farm Credit.

The Farm Credit scholarship partnered with my internship cultivated my interest in diverse farming operations. I'm so excited to start a career with a company who gives back to the community I live in, in so many ways."

In addition to the Farm Credit scholarship, the cooperative also provides scholarships to 4-H, FFA and universities across the association's four-state territory.

Farm Credit is now taking applications for the Farm Credit scholarship. This scholarship is available to Farm Credit Mid-America customers, children of customers, grandchildren of customers and spouses of customers. More information about the Farm Credit scholarship and other scholarships sponsored by Farm Credit can be found at

Applications for the Farm Credit Scholarship can be submitted by clicking on "Community" then "Scholarships" then "Farm Credit Scholarship Program." You can also contact your local Farm Credit Mid-America office to obtain an application at 800-327-2551. Applications must be received by Feb. 28.



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