Junior Women's League seeking vendors for market
CANFIELD - The Junior Women's League of Canfield is recruiting vendors for the 45th annual fall market event from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 20 on the Canfield Village Green. Participating vendors may range from home-based businesses to arts and craft merchandise to non-profit organizations. Proceeds from the fall market benefit the community and also provide scholarships for local high school students. For more information call 330-506-4347.
Weingart Cousins hold August gathering
SALEM - Salem Hills Golf and Country Club was the setting for the Weingart Cousins' breakfast group meeting. Fourteen attended. The next breakfast is slated Sept. 9.
Salem Senior Citizens to meet Wednesday
SALEM - Salem Senior Citizens will meet at noon Aug. 27 at the Memorial Building. Lunch will be served and bingo will be played. All seniors are welcome. The board meeting starts at 11 a.m.
VFW 9571 Ladies Auxiliary seeking crafters for show
ELLSWORTH - The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9571 Ladies Auxiliary is seeking crafters for its third annual craft show to be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 11 at the post home on Ellsworth Road in Ellsworth. The event offers handcrafted and homemade items, a Chinese auction, 50/50 raffle and lunch counter. For more information or to reserve a table call Irene Kolaski at 330-538-3783 or Carol Check at 330-716-0549.
May family holds 20th family reunion Aug. 9
SUMMITVILLE - The 20th May family reunion was held Aug. 9 at Summitville Fire Station with 146 people in attendance. The oldest May family member was Charles R. May Sr., 78, of Columbiana. The oldest in attendance was Gladys Price, 98, of Salem. The youngest was Noah Alan Hilderbrand, 6 weeks old, son of Keith and Ashli Hilderbrand of Salem. Traveling the furthest distance to attend was the Mark Moats family of West Point, Ky.
Also recognized was the Lillie Moats family of Lisbon for having the most family members present, 42.
Horseshoe pitching winners were Fred and Jimmy May of Summitville with Billie Lewis and Nate Gorby of Rogers as runners-up. New officers for next year's reunion on July 25, 2015, are Co-presidents Connie Rager and Misty Kalcevic, Treasurer Barbara May and Secretary Lillie Moats.
Columbiana Rotary Club to raise money for CAMO
COLUMBIANA The Rotary Club of Columbiana will join forces with 46 other clubs in Rotary District 6650 to raise money for Central American Medical Outreach (CAMO) Sept. 15-30.
"The cell phone drive is an easy way for people to contribute to a great cause," said Phil Mariola, district 6650 governor. "We hope to collect as many unwanted cell phones, tablets, PDAs, GPS devices and iPods to benefit this organization that helps the truly needy to get medical care they otherwise would not receive."
CAMO was founded in 1993 by Kathy Tschiegg, a former Peace Corps nurse who saw too many Honduran infants and children die for lack of basic medical care. She began CAMO with the goal of providing medical care and services in Honduras, one of the poorest countries in the world. Last year, CAMO provided 130,000 medical services. CAMO also provides community development programs aimed at making life better for people who live in Honduras.
"Clubs who wish to may also continue to collect electronics for CAMO after the drive wraps up," Mariola said, noting the needs in Honduras are ever-present. For more information on how to support your local Rotary's electronics drive for CAMO, contact District 6650 Governor Phil Mariola at 330-465-8131 or Columbiana Rotary club president Dave Wendel at email@example.com or 330-219-7339.
Damascus Garden Club discusses flower show
DAMASCUS - The Damascus Garden Club, a member of the Garden Club of Ohio Inc., met Aug. 14 in the cafe of the Damascus Friends Church for its final meeting of the summer season. President Rhonda Mitchell called the meeting to order and 13 members responded to roll call. Birthday greetings were extended to Darlene Lane, Mitchell, Pat Hoopes and Sandy Kilmer. Under committee reports, Val Knoedler, co-chair of conservation, thanked all members who volunteered for working in and watering the post office garden this summer. Community Care will provide bud vases for the Sept. 16 Red Cross blood drive at the Damascus United Methodist Church.
Under old business, Mitchell led a discussion about the garden club's flower show," Seasons of the Heart." Plans for the event were finalized. Under new business, Marilyn Wingett reported on the Garden Club of Ohio Inc. leadership seminar held on Aug. 6. It was announced that sign-ups for the Canton District fall meeting will be taken at the September meeting.
Members were invited to the home of Sandy Kilmer to finalize their floral designs for the flower show. A breakfast brunch was served prior to the opening of the meeting. Hostesses for the month were Marilyn Brumbaugh, Irene Morkel and Marcia Spack.
R-Weigh support groups recognize weekly winners
SALEM - The R-Weigh weight support group met at 1 and 5 p.m. Monday at the First Friends Church. The afternoon group enjoyed their yearly picnic put on by the Happy Hitters losing baseball team for the winning Salem Sluggers team.
Karen Pauline presided at the evening meeting and Linda Lude did a program on "Better Results Now." Peggy Kurtz gave the inspiration for the week.
Good losers for the week were Jean Tully, Jane Shaffer, Susan Cain and Polly Barton. Peggy Kurtz and Lisa Jones were the goalies for the week. Wilma Grams received the vacation award for losing over her birthday. Monday is payday at both groups when members will be paid $1 per pound for their August losses. New members are welcome at no charge for visiting. Call 330-332-1078 for information.
Damascus Ruritans welcome 2014 scholarship recipient
DAMASCUS - The Damascus Ruritan Club met Aug. 14 for dinner prepared and served by the Damascus United Methodist Ladies. Twenty-eight members and six guests attended. Chuck Hatch, vice president of the Columbiana-Mahoning County Beekeepers Association was the guest speaker. He gave a very descriptive talk about the honey bee.
Mahlon Griffith, chairperson of the Social Development Committee, introduced and presented Victoria "Tori" Skolosh , a graduate of the 2014 class at West Branch High School, with her scholarship check from the Ruritan Club. She will attend Johnson University in Knoxville, Tenn., and study to become a youth leader. She is the daughter of Joe and Carrie Skolosh, members of the club.
Club member Dale Morckel presented Tyler "TJ " DeShields, son of Walt and Penny DeShields, with the club's eighth-grade honor student award. Tyler will enter his freshman year at West Branch High School where he is active in football, basketball and baseball, and an outstanding student academically. His parents are both teaching and coaching in the West Branch School System.
Members voted to purchase the Ohio District Fundraising tickets at $20 and voted to sponsor Warrior Wipe out for $100. A monetary gift was authorized for the use of Quaker Canyon building for club's family summer picnic.
Members signed a get well card for Dr. Jack Zines, the veterinarian who helps with the club's rabies clinics, held twice yearly.
The Ruritan Zone 6 Club meeting begins at 7 p.m. Sept. 9, hosted by the Beloit Ruritan Club at their park pavilion. Cost of the meal is $8.
The Zone 6 fellowship steak fry begins at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 16 at the Goshen Center Ruritan Park on Middletown Road. Members are asked to bring a coverdish and table service. Goshen Center will provide the steaks, cost to be announced. Guests are welcome.
Pittsburgh chorus seeking women singers for choir
CORAOPOLIS, Pa. -Sounds of Pittsburgh Chorus is seeking women singers to perform and sing a cappella music, barbershop style. Rehearsals are held at 7 p.m. Mondays at the Coraopolis United Methodist Church, 1205 Ridge Ave., Coraopolis. For more information contact 412-945-7464 or soundsofpgh.org.
American Legion 76 youth seeking crafters, vendors
SEBRING -American Legion Post 76 Youth Foundation is seeking artists, crafters and vendors for its annual arts, crafts and vendor bazaar from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 11. Spaces are $10 each and available by calling 330-823-5902 or 330-938-9082 after 5 p.m.