Salem tot takes top model in state
SALEM- Preston Jakubisn, 3, son of George and Melissa Jakubisn of Salem, competed in the Sunburst Model Search Pageant this past weekend in Columbus. Preston won top model for the state of Ohio, king of swim wear, king of formal wear, king of school wear, king for portfolio, king for composite, and king for overall photogenic. Winning this title advances him to the nationals in Atlanta, Ga., the weekend of July 31-Aug. 3. His sponsors are Jen's Photographic Memories for his photogenic needs, Creative Styles and Boutique for his clothing and accessories, and Randy's Barber Shop.
Salem Senior Citizens to meet
SALEM - Salem Senior Citizens will meet on Wednesday at the Memorial Building. The board meeting begins at 11 a.m. followed by the regular meeting at noon. Lunch will be served after the board meeting. Ninety-year-old members will be honored with entertainment provided.
Local girl chosen for Miss Ohio
NEW?SPRINGFIELD- Kylee Boyer, 5, daughter of Stephanie Boyer of New Springfield, who has been chosen as a state finalist in the National American Miss Ohio pageant.
The pageant, open to girls ages 4-18, will be held July 18 and 19 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Columbus. The winner will receive a $1,000 cash award, official crown and banner, a bouquet of roses and air transportation to compete in the national pageant at Disneyland in California.
The winner will represent the state of Ohio, tour Hollywood and receive a modeling scholarship.
Boyer is in kindergarten at East Palestine Elementary School. Her activities include modeling, gymnastics, soccer, basketball, T-ball and cheerleading.
DKG?Alpha Iota marks 75th anniversary
COLUMBIANA - Delta Kappa Gamma Alpha Iota Chapter celebrated its 75th anniversary with a dinner meeting at the New Waterford United Methodist Church.
The chapter was founded May 9, 1939, in Columbiana County. It is the oldest local chapter of a professional society for women educators with more than 85,000 members in 18 countries.
The society's mission is to promote professional and personal growth of women educators and excellence in education.
Some of the projects supported by the Alpha Iota teachers' honorary are Akron Children's Hospital (Boardman campus), the Christina House (Lisbon), and the Alpha Iota Educational Book Grants to county high school seniors pursuing a degree in education.
Seasoned members who continue to be active were guests of honor for the evening; Ruth Castiglioni was initiated in 1954; Lois Chandler in 1957; Lee Marra in 1964; and Kathryn Spillman in 1969.
Alpha Iota chapter officers are Gayle Noel, president; Ann Hall, first vice president; Linda Lipp, second vice president; Amy Johnson, recording secretary; Charmaine Lamoncha, corresponding secretary; Sharon Walker, treasurer; Nancy Dicken, parliamentarian; Jane Ramsey, chaplain; and historians Mary Lou Hays (webmaster) and Sue Weber-Nape (scrapbook).
Card shower set for Beulah Batyski's 90th birthday
SALEM - A card shower is planned for Beulah Batyski of Salem who is celebrating her 90th birthday today. Mrs. Batyski and her late husband, Joseph, were married 69 years. They are the parents of two daughters, Carole Murray of Salem and Mrs. Jim (Susan) Bowman of Greenford. She also has seven grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren.
A native of Salem and a member of the 1942 graduating class of Salem High School, Mrs. Batyski was employed for over 30 years at the former G.C. Murphy Company of Salem. She was a longtime volunteer with Columbiana County Retired Senior Volunteer Program and also did volunteer work at the Office on Aging at the Memorial Building. She excelled in knitting and crocheting and won numerous blue ribbons for her entries in the Canfield Fair through the years. Her hobbies also included ceramics. Cards will be appreciated and may be sent to Mrs. Batyski in care of Susan Bowman at P.O. Box 65, Greenford, Ohio 44422.
Ruritan National marks 86 years helping community
DAMASCUS - Ruritan National celebrated 86 years of service to its communities. May 21, 1928 marks the anniversary of the founding of Ruritan National in the small town of Holland, Va. The national office is now headquartered in Dublin, Va. and can be contacted at 877-787-8727 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Ruritan Mission is a national organization dedicated to improving communities and building a better America through, "Fellowship, Goodwill, and Community service" which is its slogan. Rudy Bear is their mascot.
Ohio District Ruritan has 62 clubs with more than 1,500 members, Nationally there are more than 1,050 clubs and more than 29,000 members.
Ruritan came to Ohio in 1952 through the efforts of Floyd Lower, Columbiana County Agriculture Extension agent who was instrumental in starting the first three clubs in Ohio, Fairfield, Lisbon, and Hanover Township, with the help of Richard Spiedel of Hanoverton and others.
Weingart Cousins welcome family visitors to gathering
SALEM - Ray and Linda Weingart of Florida, Nellie Drenva and Ruth Ann Belvin were welcomed to the Weingart Cousins breakfast.
Eighteen attended. Birthdays and anniversaries were observed.
The next breakfast is June 10.