CANTON SOUTH NEWS
•Happy Thanksgiving to everyone! Hope everyone has a wonderful day and weekend.
• Anniversary coupples this week are Dale and Linda Bair, Dave and Alice Crum, Ron and Debbie Heaton and Dave and Jean Agnes.
• Birthdays are being celebrated this week by Josh Schleappi, Richard McNamara, Isiah Rorrer, Cathy Roberts, Diane Schoeppner, Debi Moauro, Dan Hussar, Matt Wood, Kay Fliger, Dennis Jacob, Mark Icardi, Pat Baad, Loretta Lowman, Roger Kuhn, Erma Booth, Charlene Johnson and Richard DeVault.
• Get well wishes to Helen Denkhaus, Richard Stallman, Billy Parrack and Don Boron Jr.
• Sympathy to the family of Gerrie Lillie.
• Congratulations to Billy and Kerin Parrack on the birth of their new daughter, Kaelie Verra Parrack born on Nov. 6. She weighed 7 lbs, 1 oz and was 19 ½ inches long. She joins her big sister, Kiera Nichole. She is the great-grand daughter of Lois Hattery of the Canton South area.
• Jolly Eight's Card Club met on Nov. 14, at Crossroads Restaurant for lunch followed by cards. Eileen Lower served as the hostess and prizes were won by Barb Harding, Kathy DiLoreto and Helen Trompower. Thanks to Kathy DiLoreto and Dorothy McKinney for subbing this month. The next meeting of the group will be held on Dec. 12 with Lois Bowman serving as the hostess.
• On Nov. 8, 32 members of St. Mary's Senior Citizens Group met for a potluck lunch. Reservations were taken for their catered Christmas lunch on Dec. 13, noon, at St. Mary's Hall. Many nice door prizes were given out and the 50/50 raffle was won by Pat Biddle. The meeting ended with Bingo.
• Twenty years ago this week…Andy Larkins celebrated his fifth birthday at Dairy Queen on Everhard Road on Nov. 21. The ice cream cake was decorated with retired racer Richard Petty's number "43". Sharing the special day with Andy were his cousins, Doug Stevens, Ryan Larkins, Tyler Witts and Molly White and friends Andrew and Zachary Kerek, Nathan Miller and Adam Bolling.
• Ten years ago this week…Canton South Junior Guild met for their November meeting with Paula Thrasher serving as greeter and Debbie Wissuchek giving the devotions. Members brought in items for the raffle baskets for the annual Christmas Craft Show and tickets for the 50/50 raffle were passed out. This year it will benefit the Leukemia-Lymphoma Society given in honor of Jane Teis.
• Thought for the week…As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them. - John Fitzgerald Kennedy.
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• Happy birthday to Erica Murphy, Michael Martin, Ellen Brace, Wes Rohrer, Becky Kinsey, Madison McCauley, Kris Geyer, Jason Bole, Jeff DeLong, Delores DeHoff, Nancy Rinehart, Ron Werley, Holly Fenstemaker, Virginia Brooks, Madeline Kline, Chuck DeWalt, Megan Stiffler, Mary Anne Zimmerman, David Bushey, Jeff Adams, Peggy Selby, Linda Snyder, Dennis Peffer, Bryan Snellenberger, Kris Jones, Jerry Clapper, Sr., Ada Hunter, Josh Moore, Melvin Raines, Robert Young, Frank Minster, Carl Anthony, Axel James Martin, Gloria Fernancez, Bailey Piatt and Kevin Miller.
• Happy anniversary to Harold and Sally Guisinger, Chuck and Barb Stinard, David and Sandy English, Paul and Sandy Nichols, Allen and Sharon Nennig, Brian and Diane Gross and Kenneth and Judy Beatty.
• The 17th annual children's community Christmas Party will be held on Sunday, Dec. 2, from 2-4 p.m., at the Foltz Community Center. Deadline for registration is Thursday, Nov. 29. Registration forms area to be turned in to the Foltz Center. The children will play games, make crafts, have a snack and visit with Santa. Children are encouraged to bring a box of crayons, game, coloring book or small toy, which will given to a local children's facility. For more information, call 330-488-6500.
• How can you give a Christmas gift and receive a gift at the same time? Stop in at the Foltz Community Center and sign up for a membership. You will receive free faxes and copies through the year, one free use of the electronic sign and a one-time $25 discount on a room rental. You will also help the Foltz Center give back so much to the community. For more information, call 330-488-6500 or stop in. Membership can also be earned by volunteering (need only 8 hours for the year).
• Attention Senior Flex members: a Christmas Dinner and optional $10 gift exchange will be held at the Foltz Center on Friday, Dec. 7. Men buy a gift for a man; women buy for a lady. Members will exercise from 10-11 a.m., and a Swiss steak lunch will follow. Member tickets are $10, and nonmember tickets are $12. Reservations must be turned in by Monday, Nov. 26, between 9-10 a.m., at the Foltz Center.
• Come out to the Foltz Center and dance your heart away. Cathy Kaufman will hold beginners line-dancing lessions Monday, 7 PM. Classes are only $5.00 for the entire evening. It's great exercise and you have a lot of fun too. For more information, call Cathy at 330-455-2549.
• The Foltz Center and the East Canton Branch Library will be closed Nov. 22 for Thanksgiving.
• Wishes go out to everyone a wonderful Thanksgiving.
• Hope you can come out to the Foltz Community Center for their "Friday Night Grilles," from 4-7:30 p.m. Choose from philly cheese steak sub, Italian sausage sub, fried fish sandwich, chicken tenders, meatball sub or the build a burger. The plates come with fries, cole slaw or applesauce, beverage and a fresh-baked cookie. The cost is $6.50.
• Attention readers: If you have a meeting and would like the public to know about it, let me know. I need to be told two weeks or more in advance.
• If you know of someone who has traveled to help with the area that was hit hard by Hurricane Sandy, let me know. A member of St. Paul's (Nathan Genet) is in New Jersey helping.
• Keep these folks in your prayers: Gary and Vicki Ray, Doyal Hawk and all those who were affected by Hurricane Sandy.
• A cowboy dog walked into a bar, wearing a cowboy hat and had a bandage around one foot. The bartender asked, "What can I get you?." The dog said, "I'm looking for the nasty man who shot my paw."
Entertainment books are still only $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.
• Don't forget Valley Merry Christmas is being held on Nov. 24-25 at Sandy Valley High School.
• Also on Nov. 24, the Sandyville Boutique is being held at the town hall.
• The East Sparta Women's Club will sponsor "Breakfast with Santa" at the Crossroads Restaurant on Nov. 24, 9-11 a.m.
• Happy birthday wishes go out to Rachel Rinehart, Jeff Edwards, Mickey Keck, Alfa Falbo, Jeff Edwards, Jr., Kenneth Grigsby, Michael Swier, Gene Scott, Melissa Rogers, Westin Little, Matt Fritchley, Bryan Glaser, Jim Kline and Chris Franks. Belated birthday wishes last week go out to Lori Miller.
•Happy anniversary this week to John and Sue Spitler, Loren and Lisa Gintz and Gene and Mary Scott.
•Wishes of good health and God's healing go out to Nancy Pressutti, Chey Schubert, Nancy Tolfo, Rose Mary Techi, Sam Medley, Gloria English, Patsy Bowman, George Long and Scarlet Hunter.
• Congratulations to Steve and Debbie Wiandt whose son Jameson David Wiandt was born Friday, Nov. 16, at 8:11 a.m. He weighed 9 lbs., 13.7 oz. and is 21 inches long.
•Thank you to Sandyville for hosting the Sandy Valley Community Christmas Parade last weekend. It was great to see so many great floats and so many kids excited about the upcoming holiday season. Next year the parade will be held in Waynesburg.
• Mark your calendars now and plan to attend and support the annual Sandy Valley Alumni Scholarship Banquet. It will be held on Saturday, May 4, at the high school. Gold and silver classes to be honored include 1963 and 1988.
•Sandy Valley Girl Scouts will hold a blood drive on Sunday, Nov. 25, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the East Sparta Community Building. Anyone is welcome to give and if 20 or more usable donations are made, the Bloodmobile will make a donation to the Girl Scouts. Please support them as you give the gift of life!
• Santa Claus will be at the Magnolia Fire Station on Monday, Dec. 3 at 7 p.m. Refreshments will be available and Santa will meet with all good girls and boys to take their requests for Christmas.
•The Sandy Valley Choir Booster Club is taking orders for hand-painted, personalized umbrellas. The umbrellas are 48" and come in red or red and white. They can be personalized to support SV's clubs or sports, or can have names put on them. Some examples are: Go Cards! SVCC or SV Football. For other personalization, add a name or number to the umbrella. The possibilities are endless. Umbrellas are $13 for up to 10 letters of personalization. Anything over 10 letters is $15. The SV Choir Boosters are also selling grey lanyards with a cardinal and the words "Cardinal Pride" written on them. The cost is only $5. Order forms are available in the SVHS main offices. Umbrellas and lanyards make great holiday gifts!
• The second annual Turkey Bowl was held this week at Sandy Valley Middle School. Students paid $1 to "bowl" with a frozen turkey as the ball. The money will be used to make someone's Christmas morning a little bit brighter. As of last year's Turkey Bowl, the 8th graders hold the defending champs title! Who will the new champions be?
•Magnolia has a lot to be thankful for! Please call or e-mail your news for next week especially if you have guests for dinner, so you can be the Talk of the Town!
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• I accompanied my cousin, Sherry and Al Sampson, of North Canton to a buffet luncheon Nov. 11, at the Saratoga Hills Clubhouse in North Canton. They were honoring the morning baptism at the Faith United Methodist Church of their 8-month-old cousin and nephew, Calvin Paul Waltz, son of Matt and Megan Waltz, and their other son Parker. The luncheon was hosted by the little guy's grandparents, Randy and Monica and Ken and Nancy Waltz, of North Canton.