Salem First Friends Church hosting fly-by dinner
SALEM - The public is invited to the "fly-by" carryout dinner from 4 to 6 p.m. March 20, or until sold out, at the First Friends Church, 1028 Jennings Ave. The menu offers glazed ham loaf, cheesy potatoes, seasoned green beans, roll and homemade cake. Cost is $8. Advance orders are available by calling the church office at 330-332-0001.
Salem Music Club to host 'Music in Rainbows'
SALEM - P.J. Devine and Ruth Newman will lead the program when the Salem Music Study Club meets at 7 p.m. March 27 in the parlor of the Educational Building of the Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 251 S. Broadway Ave. The program is titled "Music in Rainbows."
Members will be preparing last minute for the annual district meeting to be held from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. April 5 at the church. The club is affiliated with the National Federation of Music Clubs and the Ohio Federation of Music Clubs.
Salem Memorial Building to host indoor garage sale
SALEM - The Salem Memorial Building's indoor yard/garage sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 5 at the Memorial Building, 785 E. State St.
An 8-foot tables and two chairs is available to rent for $10. Register for a table at the Memorial Building or download a registration form at www.salemparksandrecreation.com. Lunch will be served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. All profits benefit the Salem Memorial Building Association.
Deerfield Historical Society to hold Monday dance
DEERFIELD - The Deerfield Historical Society's "third Monday" dance will be held from 7 to 9:30 p.m. March 17 at the Deerfield Town Hall, 1450 state Route 14. Admission is $3. Refreshments are available for purchase.
The Caribbean Health Assistance, Rehabilitation and Management is hosting a benefit dance for its upcoming trip to the Dominican Republic. The dance is slated from 7 to 9:30 p.m. March 31 at the Deerfield Town Hall. Admission is $5. All proceeds will be used to purchase materials to benefit the Dominican people, particularly the children. For more information call Dr. David Snyder at 330-296-9155 or Sally Sampson at 330-654-3168.
Salem Masons to host public breakfast buffet
SALEM-A public breakfast buffet will be served from 7:30 to 10 a.m. March 22 at the 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.
Beaver Local Class of '64 still seeking classmates
LISBON - The Beaver Local High School Class of 1964 is planning its 50th-year reunion to take place over the weekend of July 25, 26 27. There will be group activities all three days, highlighted by a dinner on Saturday at A La Cart Catering in Canfield. Classmates are requested to visit the class website www.beaverlocalreunions.com/64/ for more details and to RSVP. Those without internet access may call Linda Smith Simplican at 330-227-3131 or Nancy Swaney Williams at 614-428-9252.
The reunion committee has been unable to contact the following classmates due to missing addresses: Betty Armstrong Breezel, June Armstrong Williamson, Candace Dunn Bailey, William Grimes, Jean Hoon, Karen Marshall, Judith Martin Hibbard, David Miller, Judith Miller, Richard Miller, Peter Mills, John Fred Schmitt, Betty Sears and Wayne Smith. For contact information on these classmates call Simplican at 330-227-3131.
Butler Grange holds meeting, learns of March events
SALEM - Ida Zepernick presided when Butler grange met recently. The charter was draped in memory of Louise Clegg, a 14-year member who died Feb. 13, 2014.
Bailey presented a synopsis of a news article by Sylvia Hui, regarding the Olympics at Sochi and how they continue to use the expensive stadiums after the games.
Ruth Ann Altenhof presented the program: March Happenings-March 16 is St. Urho Day (fact or fiction). Myrtle Bailey presented the traditional story regarding the Finnish hero, St. Urho. Waving his pitch fork and chanting "Heinasirkha, heinasirkha,menetaalta hiiten" (which in English means Grasshopper, Grasshopper Skoot!") He drove the grasshoppers out of the vineyards. Sally Hays presented the modern version, the Irish say around 1956, St.Patrick's Day.
Carol Speece presented "The First Day of Spring:Vernal Equinox." Poems read included "Spring" by Clyde Zepernick; "In Honor of Spring" by Altenhof; "The Season of Spring" by Bill Speece; "When It's Springtime in Ohio" by Ida Zepernick.
Unity Grange will present its traveling program to Mile Branch Grange at 7 p.m. March 24. At 7 p.m. April 7, Mile Branch will travel to Lisbon Grange.
R-Weigh weight groups reward weight loss winners
SALEM - The R-Weigh weight support groups met at 1 and 5 p.m. Monday at the First Friends Church. A loss of 33 pounds was recorded for the week. Gerry Heffinger presided at the afternoon meeting and did a program on "Test Your Food IQ." Rachel Weaver was the goalie for the week. Winners of the X and O Basketball contest receiving $5 each were Helen Baker, Carol Jules, Francie Tuel, JoAnne Bogdan and Patty Mills.
Karen Pauline presided at the evening meeting and Linda Lude did a program on "Foods to Eat to Prevent Fatigue." Lude wrote and sang the song "Power of Women" which will be the 2014 theme song. Peggy Kurtz gave the inspiration for the week.
The good losers at the evening meeting were Pauline Zirkle, Donna Greenamyer and Susan Cain. Jesse Rea was the goalie for the week and Colleen Wafler received the monetary vacation award. Sara Smith earned the $10 can-do drawing. Patty Hartman announced that group one had a no-gainer week. Winners of the X and O Basketball contest receiving $4 each were Peggy Billet, Susan Cain, Edie Sternburg, Lois Wood, Kurtz, Lude, Smith, Hartman and Greenamyer.
There will be a one-week "Luck of the Irish" contest at both groups on March 17. New members are welcome. For information call 330-332-1078.