Winona Ruritans host dinner
WINONA - The Winona Ruritan Club held its annual Father-Daughter-Granddaughter dinner meeting on April 22 at the Winona United Methodist Church. A Swiss steak dinner was served. Entertainment was provided by Mark the Magnificent. Secretary Lee Stamp called the roll of members who introduced their dinner guests. A total of 31 members and 39 guests attended.
Homer Althouse reported that sausage is still available for sale. President Rob Doyle Jr. asked for a motion, which passed, to make member Jim Mohr's status "honorary." He is a patient at Copeland Oaks Crandall Medical Center.
Hartzell speaks to Ruritans
GREENFORD - Dick Hartzell was the guest speaker when the Greenford Ruritan Club hosted its father/son night on April 28 at the Greenford Lutheran Church. Hartzell is the innovator of FlexBand Resistance Training and offers Flex Performance Training in the old South Range High School in North Lima. He demonstrated several of his exercises using FlexBands.
Dinner was served by the church youth group to 31 members and 37 guests. The club will be undertaking two projects at Coy Park this summer, replacing the bridge over a creek and installing new fence at the entrance of the park. The club will again be sponsoring the Memorial Day Parade on May 28.
Butler Grange meets
SALEM - Ida Zepernick presided when Butler Grange met recently in April. Bill Speece reported there is to be more soy beans planted this year. He presented an article by Baxter Black DVM, "On the edge of common sense." Carol Speece read "Deaf Humor." Ruth Ann Altenhof presented the program: April is National Humor Month-Laughing Matters. Everyone received a peanut butter Easter egg.
Lisbon Grange took the traveling program to Yellow Creek Grange at 7 p.m. April 24.
School reunion slated
HANOVERTON - The Hanoverton School reunion dinner begins at 6:30 p.m. May 17 at the Methodist Church. Cost is $12 for dinner and $5 for dues. Reservations may be sent to Shirley Pifer, 3048 Westville Lake Road, Beloit 44609, before May 10. Anyone who attended Hanoverton Schools is invited. For more information call 330-525-7785.
Weavers guild to meet
CANFIELD - Youngstown Area Weavers Guild will meet from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 12-14 at the Colonial Inn on the Canfield Fairgrounds. A workshop on "Theo Moorman Techniques in Weaving" led by Liz Andraso is planned. Attendees should bring a four-harness threaded loom, sack lunch and mug. For more information call 330-534-9524 or 330-799-5836.
Former phone ladies to meet
SALEM - AT&T/Ohio Bell Telephone Ladies, former employees and retirees, will meet for breakfast at 8:30 a.m. May 15 at the Salem Hills Golf and Country Club.
MC Jr. Fair Board dance set
CANFIELD - The Mahoning County Junior Fair Board is having a multi-county line and square dance on May 17 at the Canfield Fairgrounds. Invitations to this second annual "Junior Fair Round Up" have been sent to other Ohio junior fair boards. The evening begins with motivational speaker Dave Kohut from "Talk is Cheat" at 6:30 p.m. Dancing and refreshments follow with John Wargowsky as caller.
The fair board is also sponsoring a trunk sale from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. June 7 in the junior fair area at the Canfield Fairgrounds. Both indoor and outdoor vendor locations are available. The event will be held rain or shine. To reserve a vendor spot contact Sam Barnhouse at 330-277-3091 or Kelly King at 330-506-6521 New activities for 2014 include a cornhole tournament, live music, a petting zoo, and refreshments.
Members will assist with Goat Day from 3 to 5 p.m. May 18 at Metro Parks Farm. This event features goat milking, making goat milk soap and a variety of crafts for youth and adults.
Advisor Dean Richie announced that the Mahoning County Livestock Committee is sponsoring a new event at the Canfield Fair, a 5K race on the morning of Aug. 30. A new scholarship for junior fair participants was created in honor of George Grim, a junior fair board advisor who recently passed away. Applications will soon be available on the junior fair web page.
The next meeting begins at 7 p.m. May 15 at the Colonial Inn on the fairgrounds.
JCL Cinderella Ball Nov. 28
BOARDMAN - The Junior Civic League (JCL) is preparing for its 59th annual Cinderella Ball on Nov. 28 at Mr. Anthony's Banquet Center in Boardman. The theme of this year's ball is: "The Winner in Me." The JCL is currently seeking young ladies as debutantes for this elegant affair. She must be a high school senior during the 2014-15 year, have a grade point average of at least 2.0, and must be a non-parent. Debutante applications will be accepted until Aug. 1.
The Cinderella Ball is the largest fundraiser for scholarships. Since its inception the JCL has awarded over $510,000 in scholarships for students on the basis of academic achievement, financial need, community involvement, personal qualities, and strengths. When crowned as Miss Cinderella, the young lady has the choice of receiving a cash prize of $400 or a $2,500 scholarship to the accredited college of her choice.
For additional information and application forms contact Pamela Murrell, Cinderella Ball chairperson, at 330-774-4035; Co-chair Jerrine King at 330-261-1261; or Susan M. Moorer, JCL president, 330-509-4629.
TOPS 777 group meets
SALEM - TOPS Chapter 777 hosted its spring awards on April 23. KOPS honors, presented by Linda Straub, went to Shirley Johns, Frances Valentino and Dorothy Ward. Brenda Adams took first place in division three with Carrie Toy placing second. KOPS success stories were read by each board member.
The Jean Rhodes Memorial Award was presented to Peggy Mix. The leader's speech and thank you's were given by Linda Evanoff. She gave small framed pictures with the TOPS pledge to everyone. Door prizes went to Pat Sheen, Evanoff, Straub, Mabel Pasco, Mix, Ward, Susan Wendell, Adams, Carol Oliver, Joann Sanor. Toy read "Fresh Start" as inspiration.
Among those recognized at the April 30 meeting were Evanoff, backslider; Oliver, monthly best loser; Sanor, runner-up; Valentino, monthly KOPS; and Johns and Valentino, monthly KOPS at goal or below.
Oliver received a seven-week charm and Pat Sheen her halfway to goal.
Adams received a special award. Evanoff presented a program titled "C'mon Get Healthy."
R-Weigh weight groups reward weekly winners
SALEM - The R-Weigh weight support groups met April 28 at the First Friends Church. A loss of 30 pounds was recorded for the week. Gerry Heffinger presided at the afternoon meeting and presented a program titled "Keeping Your Metabolism Humming at the Age of 50, 60 and Beyond." Patty Miles was the goalie for the week and Helen Baker won the $4 can-do drawing.
Karen Pauline presided at the evening meeting and welcomed back the snowbirds from the south. Jean Swartz, Pauline Zirkle, Candy Penner and Edie Sternburg were the good losers and Ruth Miller and Lisa Jones were the goalies for the week.
Ruth Miller presented Swartz, Zirkle and Jo Carol Gray a bouquet of flowers for being the good losers for the month of April. Wilma Grams and Penner earned the birthday monetary award. Marie Ray and Zirkle each won the $5 can-do drawing. Peggy Kurtz did a program on the "How to Make Out the Food Chart" and gave the inspiration for the week.
The groups also met May 4 with the afternoon group achieving a 100 percent attendance and a no gainer week. Heffinger presided at the afternoon meeting and did a program on "Diet Mistakes Even Smart Women Make." Miles was the goalie for the week. The afternoon group will have its 2013 Recognition of good losers on May 19 at the church.
Penner, Sheril Emch, Ray and Zirkle were the goalies for the week. Penner and Emch earned the eight weeks of losing monetary award. Miller gave the inspiration for the week. Diane Hart presented a program on "Cucumber, Water and Weight Loss" and passed out a cup of cucumber and lime slices in water for the members to sample. Members also received a brochure on the subject with a recipe for making it.
The evening group will have its 2013 recognition of good losers and goal members on May 12 at the church. Weigh-ins are from 5 to 5:50 p.m. on that night. New members are welcome at no charge to visit. For more information call 330-332-1078.