CANTON SOUTH NEWS
• Anniversaries this week are being celebrated by Ken and Freda Shultz, Ben and Monique Bailey, Bill and Diane Smith and Dale and Beth Lockhart.
• Birthday people this week are Sally Kohring, Doreen Baker, Helen Froelich, Nate Dugan, Ron Neidig, Matt Ferrell, Fran Finnigan, Kelly Kuhn, Krista Medley, Chris Wilcox, Arleene Wharton, Kyle Schneider, Kristen Stryker, Katie Neading, Kerin Parrack and Debbie Griffith.
• Congratulations to Bill Wright of Walker Elementary, Derek Faiello of Faircrest Memorial Middle School, Kristine Marshall of Canton South and Kathleen Myers of Multi-County Attention System who were presented with the People Of Character Project. This was done in the Canton Local School District to celebrate National Character Counts Week. A reception was held in their honor on Oct. 16 at R.G. Drage Career Technical Center. They were nominated by their individual schools as individuals who serve as role models for students and live their lives according to the Six Pillars of Character: Trustworthiness, Respect, Responsibility, Fairness, Caring and Citizenship.
• Twenty years ago this week it was announced that Dick and Lois Hattery hosted their annual Halloween party on Halloween evening. Featured were Brianna Sheridan as a Browns football cheerleader and Shawnee Schleappi as Cinderella. Everyone had an enjoyable time.
• Ten years ago this week congratulations was extended to Joanne Krajeck teacher at Canton South who was named Stark County Teacher of the Year.
• Thought for the week every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world. - Harriet Truman.
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• Birthday wishes to Scott Varian, Joey Thewes, Jackie Branch, Victor Garman Sr., Don Reinhart, Allen Nennig, Jeremy Richards, Carl Lucas, Brian Betz, Dolores DeHoff, Wendy Talbott, Janice Nieto, Ryan Stout, Steve Bender, Paul Myers, Linda Schaffter, Hollie Richardson, Christa Clapper, Tracy Clapper, Nathan Davis, Charlie Audino and Alaynah Garrott.
• Anniversary wishes to Todd and Deanna Griffith, Lonnie and Vickie Lowry, Mark and Sherri Oberly, Dennis and Linda Snyder, Travis and Erin Bayer, Joe and Cara Birone, Hubert and Liz Wildman, Richard and Zella Hershberger, Greg and Deb Tallman, Mark and Sherri Oberly, Warren and Barbara Kandel, Gary and Vicki Thewes, Rev. Clint and Angela Quillen and Warren and Barbara Kandel.
• Something new is happening at the Foltz Communiuty Center. Friday Night Grills are starting Nov. 9, from 3:00-6:30 p.m. Choose a charbroiled burger (choice of toppings), chicken tenders, fish sandwich or steak, Italian sausage or meatball subs. Each comes with fries, cole slaw or applesauce, drink and cookie. The cost is $6.50. For more inforamtion, call 330-488-6500.
• The day and time has changed for Mt. Tabor's Women's Bible study. The studies will begin on Wednesday, Nov. 14, 11:30 a.m., and will be held each Wednesday for five weeks. Fore more iinformation, call 330-488-1842.
• The clothing give away at the East Canton Church of God has been cancelled for November and December.
•A big thanks for all who came out for the American Cancer Society's Making Strides Walk on Sunday. Even with the cold rain, the dedicated folks (of all ages) came out to help fight breast cancer. I want to thank those who gave a donation to our Strides Team (Bears for Survival). The estimated donation for Strides from all teams was $225 and still growing.
• The Senior Social luncheon will be on Wednesday, Nov. 14, with the program at 10:30 a.m. Singer Bud Couts will perform "oldies." Lunch is served at 11:30 a.m. and will include fish, baked potato, vegetable, cole slaw, coffee, tea and dessert for $6.50. Reservations must be made by Friday, Nov. 9 by calling 330-488-6500. Carryout orders must also be reserved by deadline. Any extra meals available will be announced after all have been served. Free blood pressure screenings will be done by the Osnaburg Fire Department. Bingo, cards and socializing will also be held during the event.
• The East Canton Library will host a family movie night on Tuesdays at 6 p.m. Kids may bring pillows and blankets to be comfortable. Infant and toddler story time will be held for ages 1-2 (with caregiver) on Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m., Nov. 7, 14, 21 and 28. Preo-school story times for 3-4-5 year olds (with caregiver) will be on Thursdays 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Nov. 1, 8, 15, 29. For more information, call 330-488-1501.
• Leaf drop off dumpsers are at the East Canton Village Park. Remove leaves from bags and place loose leaves only in the dumpster. No other debris is permitted.
• Please keep Hurricane Sandy victims in your prayers.
• How do you know Silly Billy has been on your computer? Answer: There's white out on the screen. Why did Silly Jilly take a mirror with her when she went to the bank? Answer: So she could identify herself.
• This Friday is the monthly meeting to play cards and perhaps win some money. At 7 p.m. in the East Sparta Community Building euchre will be played. Cost for the evening is $5. Cash prizes will be given to the winners. Door prizes will also be drawn. Food will be available. It is fun and you will be helping support the 2013 annual homecoming. The event is sponsored by East Sparta Civic Association.
• Entertainment books are still $30. There are a lot of coupons which can save a lot of money. Save yourself some money with the coupons while supporting community projects. East Sparta Women's Club is selling the books and one can be bought by contacting any club member or by calling Charlene at 330-866-9661.
• Congratulations to Shawun and Amy Paul on the birth of their daughter on Oct. 16.
• Happy birthday to Eugene Merrick, Alexis Burns, Rick Beck, Beth DeBellis, Lori Render, Troy Clark, Betty Frank, Wade Harsh, Shane Miller, Joni Neading, Michael Soehnlen, Taylor Lowder, Gary McDade, Liam Hall, Gail Tyree, Austin Hoben, Joanne Bower, Flora Jean Pritchard and Dick Bagent.
•Happy anniversary to Mark and Julie Bland.
• Sympathy of the community is extended to the family of William Fisher.
• On Nov. 10, the Cub and Boy Scouts will collect food for Helping Hands at 9 a.m.
• Happy birthday wishes go out to Lilly Coy, Sarah Beck, Steve Wiandt, Steve Loomis, Tom Witts, Julie Burns, Brandon Hadden, Ben Hostetler, Mayor Bob Leach, Marjorie James, Ralph Rennie, Reese Franks, Nancy Burkhart, Martha Maple and Carol Snyder.
• Happy anniversary this week to Ralph and Sally Rennie.
• Wishes of good health and God's healing go out to Elizabeth Hager, Rosemary Techi, Nancy Tolfo, Rose Marie Shine, Nancy Presutti, Chey Schubert, Kim Markey and Justynne Hodge.
• Congratulations to my cousin Tiffany Whitmer and her husband Brian of Paris, Ohio, whose son Zachary was born Saturday, Nov. 3. Proud grandparents are Joe and Carolynn Herstine of Minerva. Proud great-grandmother (again!) is Jewel Herstine of Magnolia.
• Congratulations to SV's very determined Ben Lehotay who earned All-Ohio honors with his 15th place finish at the OHSAA Ohio State Cross Country Championships last weekend. Ben also earned Academic All Ohio, awarded to athletes who qualify to the state meet and hold a 3.5 or higher cumulative GPA. Way to excel both on the course and in the classroom! It was an awesome finish to a fantastic senior season for Ben and the SV Cross Country Team and Coaches!
• The Sandy Valley Alumni Association will hold its November meeting on Monday, Nov. 12, at 5:30 p.m. and will be followed at 7 p.m., by the board of directors meeting. All meetings are held in the alumni room at the administration building. Mark your calendars now and plan to attend and support the annual SV Alumni banquet. It will be held on Saturday, May 4,at the high school. Gold and silver classes to be honored include 1963 and 1988.
• Operation Christmas Child Shoebox Collection week is Nov. 12-19. (wrong dates were printed last week, I guess I thought I had more time!!) Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church will serve as a drop off location. See related story on Page A5.
•The SV Community Holiday Parade will be held in Sandyville this year on Saturday, Nov. 17. Parade line up is at 9 a.m. The parade will begin at 10 a.m. Contact Betty Broad or a member of Sandyville Community Club for more information or details.
• Sandy Valley Middle School is holding a hat and glove drive. Donations of new hats or gloves may be dropped off in the school office.
• Have a great week, Magnolia! Please call or e-mail your news for next week, so you can be the Talk of the Town!
• Happy birthday to Katarina Pisani and Cody Welker. We hope you have a wonderful day!
• A blood drive sponsored by the Waynesburg Police Department will be held Saturday, Nov. 17, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the American Legion Post 432, 166 E Lisbon St., Waynesburg. Bring identification with you. Donate blood, save lives and support your community.
• The Waynesburg leaf drop off will be Nov. 10. Use the dumpsters behind village hall or at the Waynesburg Playground. The dumpsters are for leaves only.
• On Nov. 13, come out to St. James Church Hall for a night of Bingo. Food and beverages will be on sale. The doors open at 5:30 p.m., and bingo begins at 6:30 p.m.
• The American Legion Auxiliary is packing cloth bags for veterans that are living in shelters and are preparing to go into an apartment. If anyone would like to help, you can either pack a bag or donate money to purchase supplies. Give supplies or funds to Betty Fallot by Dec. 2. Items that were suggested include a bar of soap, a washcloth, bath towel, comb or brush, paper towels, toilet paper, toothbrush, toothpaste, toothbrush holder, plate, cup and bowl, spoon, knife and fork. These bags will be delivered to the Veteran's Clinic in Canton.
• The American Legion Auxiliary is having a membership drive. If anyone would like to join that has had a family member serve in any of the wars contact Betty Fallot at email@example.com for an application and more information. God Bless America and those that serve our country!
• October guests of Ms. Frances Shearer were her son Bill Shearer of Lakewood, Colo; her niece Tami Faw of Columbus, Mont.; and Irene Smittkamp of Boulder, Colo.
A variety of Ohio Country was enjoyed on sightseeing ventures. Family members and friends were also visited.