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Community Happenings

February 16, 2014
Salem News

Lone Rangers meet

SALEM - The Lone Rangers 4-H Club met Jan. 12 with 48 members in attendance and three guests. Members selected their shirts for the year. The juniors will be doing a hunting and sporting basket.

Historical society dance set

DEERFIELD - The Deerfield Historical Society's third Monday dance is open to the public from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Feb. 17 at the Deerfield Town Hall, 1450 S. Route 14. Refreshments are available for purchase. Admission is $3 per adult.

Masons to host buffet

SALEM-A public breakfast buffet will be served from 7:30 to 10 a.m. Feb. 22 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.

Music study club to meet

SALEM - Unless canceled due to inclement weather, the Salem Music Study Club will meet at 7 p.m. Feb. 26 in the parlor of the Education Building of the Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 251 S. Broadway Ave.

The club was organized in 1924 in Salem, and federated with the National Federation of Music Clubs in 1925. The club is affiliated with the National Federation of Music Clubs and the Ohio Federation of Music Clubs. This month's theme is "So Many Colors." The chairmen for the program, which follows the brief meeting, are Sally Bricker and Ila Paxson. Planning the spring district meeting will be discussed in detail as well.

Abe Lincoln to visit Deerfield

DEERFIELD - Deerfield Historical Society's "An Afternoon with President and Mrs. Lincoln" begins at 3 p.m. March 2 at the Deerfield Town Hall, 1450 state Route 225. Doors open at 2 p.m. A soup and salad supper follows. Cost is $10 per person. Reservations may be made with checks payable to the Deerfield Historical Society and mailed to Bill Westover, 2242 state Route 225, Deerfield, Ohio 44411. For more information call 330-654 2199.

Quilt group to meet

CANFIELD - That Quilt Group I Belong To will meet at 7 p.m. Feb. 18 at Fair Park. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. The evening's program will be dedicated to making the annual raffle quilt. Members are asked to bring their sewing machines and supplies. Fabric and patterns will be provided. The group is open to all quilters in the Mahoning Valley, including all skill levels. For membership information call president Ginger Mangie at 330-702-0532.

Butler Grange holds meeting

SALEM - Ida Zepernick presided when Butler Grange met recently at the Bailey residence. New members, Sally Hays, Carol and Arthur W. "Bill" Speece were obligated by the county deputies, Linda and Rodney Brown.

Ruth Ann Altenhof presented the program, February Happenings: When it comes to holidays, Feb. 8 has a little something for everyone. Not only is it Boy Scout Day, Kite Flying Day and Smile Day, it's also Laugh and Get Rich Day. Sally Hays offered, "Laugh and Get Rich!"

Valentine poems, "Wherever I May Go" was read by Clyde Zepernick; "Special People," Sally Hays; "Special Connections," Carol Speece; "Valentine Smile," Bill Speece; "Valentine Treasurer," Linda Brown; "Valentine's Day Reminds Me," Bailey; "If Valentine's Day Did Not Exist," Rodney Brown. Several special Valentine's Day quotes were read, including "Have a heart that never hardens, a temper that never tires and a touch that never hurt," by Charles Dickens. Each member received Reeses peanut butter heart candies. Lunch and fellowship followed. Pomona Grange will meet at 7 p.m. Feb.17 at Unity Grange.

R-Weigh groups gather

SALEM - The R-Weigh weight support groups met at 1 and 5 p.m. Monday at the First Friends Church. A loss of 20 pounds was recorded for the week. Good losers at the afternoon group were Kay Swanson, Nancy Hough and Joyce Sanders. JoAnne Bogdan was the goalie of the week. Sylvia Eller, Sandy McGarr and Sue Carver passed out St. Valentine's treats. Patty Mills presented a program on the shelf life of everyday pantry staples. Karen Pauline presided at the evening meeting stating that "Knowledge is power." Colleen Wafler did a demonstration showing a visual aid representing a pound of fat versus a pound of muscle and explained how muscle takes up less room than fat and ways to help burn the fat and build muscle.

Good losers at the evening meeting were Rita Cecil, Barb Smith, Nancy Stryffeler, Pauline Zirkle and Susan Cain. Lisa Jones was the goalie of the week. A new X and O basketball contest begins next week at both groups. The "Lose 4 pounds for February heart month and get your March dues paid" contest ends on Feb. 24. New members are welcome. For information call 330-332-1078.

West Point Lions honored

WEST POINT - President Pat Tressler welcomed twenty four members and two guests to the West Point Lions Club meeting on Feb 3. Guests were Past District Governor John Woodside from the Jackson Township Lions Club and his wife Midge. He presented Past President Rhonda Farmer with a pin award for having a net growth in club membership while she was in office. He also presented the club with a Club Excellence Award for 2013 and a second pin to Farmer as she was the president when the award was earned. Woodside explained the possible changes that may occur with the state of Ohio's redistricting plans. Redistricting will be voted on by club delegates at the district and state conventions.

Marie Amato announced that the annual tea party is April 21. This party is part of the club's membership drive and allows potential new members to hear about the club. Farmer is working to set a date for the spring rabies clinic. Dolly Campbell is collecting used glasses. Marlene Corbisello won the 50/50. Lunch was provided by members Linda Lindner and Corbisello. The next meeting begins at 7 p.m. Feb. 17 at St. Agatha's Church.

Alliance hospital, heart association to offer women's seminar

ALLIANCE - In honor of American Heart Month, Alliance Community Hospital and the American Heart Association are collaborating to help Alliance go red for women's heart health. "Alliance Goes Red: An Evening for Women" is designed to empower the community, especially women, with the knowledge and tools they need to make positive lifestyle changes to help reduce their risk of heart disease. The free event takes place from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Feb. 20 at Alliance High School. Reservations may be made by calling 330-596-7575 no later than Feb. 18.

The panel of physicians will include: Amber Somerville, M.D., obstetrics and gynecology; John Prodafikas, M.D., cardiology; and Ashraf Ahmed, M.D., Internal medicine. Light refreshments and giveaways will also be provided. For more information go to or the hospital's Facebook page.

Benefit dinner slated at Salem Eagles

SALEM - A benefit for Gary Bryan will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Feb. 22 in the back room at the Salem Eagles Club, 1884N. Ellsworth Ave. Bryan passed away Dec. 30 following a lengthy battle with diabetes. He had no life insurance. Proceeds from the benefit will be used by the family to help pay his final expenses.

The menu offers penne rigatoni, meatballs, salad, bread and beverages. Cost is $7.50 for adults and $4 for children 10 and under. Carryouts are available. There also will be a Chinese auction, 50/50 drawing, and a bake sale.

Donations are welcome for the bake sale and Chinese auction. For more information or to donate call Patty Colian at 330-831-2169 or Steve Bryan at 330-429-7040.

Pre-hospital care association's dinner, dance set

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.



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