CANTON SOUTH NEWS
• Hope everyone had a very nice Thanksgiving holiday! Since 1972, Nov. 23-29 has been designated as National Family Week by Presidential Proclamation to set aside the Thanksgiving week each year to encourage family members to care for and respect one another.
• Anniversaries this past week were celebrated by Bob and Sheri Trompower and Herb and Jean Hamilton.
• Birthdays this past week were marked by Ed (Sonny) Thouvenin, Sue Philippi, Dorothy Filliez, Margaret Froelich, Shirley Albaugh, Claudia Cheviron, Erica Knowles, Tim Ness, Joey Ness, Tara Breedlove, Michelle Thomas, Shalla Pachuta, Katie Collinsworth, Kristen Collinsworth, Annette Moinette, Renee Gallo and Emily Paulus.
• Gary Nicholas Trompower celebrated his birthday with a "Spider-Man theme" party held at Otterbein Church on Nov. 17. He got to select the menu for his little friends and family who attended and enjoyed hot dogs, macaroni and cheese and more.
• Nov. 30 is St. Andrew's Day, which is celebrated by many Scots and is the feast day of the patron saint of Scotland.
• Monthly Observances this month include American Diabetes and COPD and lung cancer awareness.
• Twenty years ago this week, Jane Thouvenin left for basic training on Nov. 15. Her sister, Maureen Thouvenin, also spent a few days home from her tour to the Mediterranean with the Navy.
• Ten years ago this week, St. Mary's Altar Rosary Society members held their annual Christmas meeting on Dec. 3.
• Thought for the week…Everything has been figured out, except how to live. - Jean-Paul Sartre
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• Hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving.
• Birthday this wee are being celebrated by Frank Minster, Tiffany West, Alanna Bush, Pastor Elaine Painting, Dorothy Smith, Paul Nichols, Shelley Wheeler, Corwin Stahler, Josh Moore, Melvin Raines, Robert Young, Joan Marion, Dick Schooley, Heather Smith, Abigail Young, Claudia Vacco, Billy Jones, Edgar Guyer, Byran Decker, Bailey Piatt, Kevin Miller. Feliecity Bertin, Nathaniel Oberly, Tim Anthony, Dean Griffith, Cliff DeWees, Evan Lockhart, Jack Nichols, Megan Varian, Maryann Zimmerman, David Bushey, Diana Spaulding, Peggy Selby, Bryan Snellenberger, Lauren Morris and Madeline Kline.
• Happy anniversary to Rich and Carrie Little, Stan and Charlene Smith, Shane and Kelly Cline, Doug and Penny Mobberley and Chuck and Barb Stinard,
• Members of the East Canton Library's book club for adults will hold their Christmas party at The Quarry, (Orchardview Dr.) on Thursday, Dec. 13, at 6 p.m. Everyone is asked to bring a wrapped paperback book for gift exchange. For more information, call 330-488-1501. For directions to the Quarry call, 330-488-3178. NOTE: There was a misprint two weeks ago, with the wrong info for this party and it was my mistake. Please except my sincere apology.
• Senior Flex Classes are held every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 9-10 a.m., at the Foltz Community Center. The classes offer participants and opportunity to work on all the muscles in the body, by lifting weights, using stretch bands, bending and more. Classes are free. For more information, call 330-488-6500. Particioants range in age from 50 to 90.
• On Wednesday, Dec. 12, 10:30 a.m. the Senior Social members will be entertained by the Echoes, from East Canton High School. Lunch will be served at 11:30 a.m. and will include Swiss steak, mashed potatoes, vegetable and tossed salad for $6. Reservation are due one week prior to the event. If arriving while the Echoes are singing, members are asked to enter quietly. Stay after lunch and play bingo, cards or just socialize with your friends. Call 330-488-6500 for more information. Sign up by Tuesday, Dec. 11.
• Keep these folks in your prayers: Gary and Vicki Ray, Lillian and Clark Kandel Sr. and Laura Anderegg. Sympathy to the family of Delores Sanerbeck, as she went home to the Lord. Delores was a dedicated member of AARP where she served as secretary.
•Do you have a question for your Doctor like these folks? Doctor, I'm afraid I've turned into a burglar. Reply: Have you taken anything for it? Or... Doctor, I swallowed a roll of film. Reply: Let's hope nothing develops. Or... Doctor my baby swallowed a dollar. Reply: Just let me know if there is any change.
Have a Wonderful week!
• Happy belated birthday to Gerri Thompson, Bill Reynolds, Bob May, Ryan Bowers, Justin DeHart, Dan Freitag, Eugene Close, Lori Garner, Samantha Render, Leila Malavite, Saul Roush, Angela Powell, John Gates, Mitchell Caley, Ryan Crilley, Florence Richards, Ed Davis, Adrianna Thompson, Sohia Thompson and John Burkhart.
• Happy anniversary to Andrew and Dianne Williams, Doug and Joni Neading, Gary and Marlene Gray and Mike and Judy Farber.
• Happy birthday to Vance Carnes, Robert Samuel Christie, Devan Compston, Josh Gortney, Dawin Teets, Courtney Riter, Mike Farber, Harriet Bungard, Roger Wyatt, Sarah Morckel, Amelia Reynolds, Garnet Henline and Ethel Clark.
• On Dec. 2, the tree lighting ceremony at the East Sparta Community Buildiing will be held at 6 p.m. Mr. Jack Frost and Little Miss Snowflake winners will be chosen. (See related story).
• On Nov. 30, a free luncheon, thanks to Marathon Oil Company, will be held at East Sparta Community Building from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
• This year's annual tree lighting is Sunday, Dec. 2, at 6 p.m. Santa will arrive to hear all kids, regardless of age, wish list. Christmas carols will be sung. The tree will be lit. Both the East Sparta Christian Church and the East Sparta Methodist Church pastors will lead a short program to remind us the reason for the season. Christmas crafts for kids will be available from the Sandy Valley District Library. Cookies and hot chocolate/coffee will be available. (See related story).
• The East Sparta Women's Club is sponsoring the annual Little Miss Snowflake and Mr. Jack Frost contest for kids 3 to 8 years old. All entries are placed in a hat and winners picked. Winners must be present for the drawing at the annual Christmas Tree Lighting held on Sunday, Dec. 2, at 6 p.m. in the East Sparta Community Building. The winners this year will ride in the Homecoming Parade in July 2013 and the November 2013 Christmas Parade. Please call Phyllis Strad at 484-6223 or Charlene Stelluto at 866-9661 for more information. (See related story in this week's issue.)
• 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 Stelluto at 866-9661.
• Happy birthday wishes go out to Don Wise, Debbie Stokes, Fred Dagenhard, Alfred Otte, Mary Scott, Robert Smith, LuAnne Frase, Gary Sercu, Condy Hauenstein, Courtney Riter, Gerg Rugani, Leah Wilson, Elaina Weber, Diane Davis, Krissy Crowe Watts, Nathan Shepler, Ruby Rock, Holly Karlosky, Delores Wiandt, Keith Mayle, George O'Brien and Renee Salom.
• Happy anniversary this week to George and Lille Behm, Stan and Wendy Winters and Ted and Bonnie Welker.
• Wishes of good health and God's healing go out to Rosemary Shine, Nancy Pressutti, Chey Schubert, Nancy Tolfo, Rose Mary Techi, Sam Medley, Gloria English, Patsy Bowman and George Long.
• Congratulations to Jeremy and Molly Broadwater of Hamilton, (near Cincinnati) on the birth of their son Andrew Jeremiah, on Nov. 17. He weighed 8 pounds and 6 ounces. Ron and Karen Broadwater were there to see him when he was born. They are very proud new grandparents!
• Welcome home to area servicemen Gary Sarver and Joe Marcoaldi. These gentleman have served our country well and were greatly missed by their family and friend who are glad to have them home safely!
• My information regarding the 2013 Christmas Parade was incorrect last week. Next year the parade will be held in Magnolia, the following year in Waynesburg, and in 2015 when East Sparta holds their Founding Celebration, the parade will be held there. Sorry for the confusion.
• Operation Christmas Child Shoe box Collection Total at Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church was 716 gifts. Although that is less collected at this site than last year, new collection sites were opened this year in East Canton and in Carrollton. The Akron area collection was still up from 2011 by over 2500 shoe boxes with a total of 25,795. Please consider making a shoe box gift next year and pray for the children who will receive these gifts of love.
• Mark your calendars now and please 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.
• 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 Sandy Valley's clubs or sports, or can have names put on them. Some examples are: Go Cards! Sandy Valley CC or Sandy Valley 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 Sandy Valley 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 Sandy Valley HS main offices. Umbrellas and lanyards make great holiday gifts.
• Sandy Valley Middle School is still accepting names of students for those who need extra food for the weekend. Contact the school for more information about Operation Backpack.
• Sandy Valley Middle School PTO will hold its monthly meeting on Monday, Dec. 4, at 4 p.m. in the Sandy Valley Cafeteria.
• Sandy Valley Middle School Band and Choir Concert will be held in the performing arts hall on Tuesday, Dec. 5.
• Sandy Valley Middle School Conferences will be held from 2:30-7 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 6. Contact your child's teacher if you would like to schedule a conference to discuss his or her progress.
• The next Sandy Valley Middle School Parent Community Meeting will be held on Monday, Dec. 10, at 7 p.m. The topic is how to get more parents and community members involved in our schools. Plan to attend and share your ideas.
• Sandy Valley Alumni will hold a monthly meeting Monday, Dec. 10, at 6:30 p.m. in the alumni meeting room at the Sandy Valley Wellness Center.
• Any deer hunters who are interested in donating their excess processed deer meat to the less fortunate in our area, should contact the Helping Hands Network at 330-866-2005.
• There were 14 members of the Shine family who dined together at Cibo's Restaurant for Thanksgiving. Later that day, Mr. and Mrs. David Shine and his daughters, Andrea and Stephanie, and Michael Shine and his daughters ,Courtney and Kaitlin, visited with Rose Marie Shine of Magnolia.
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• Happy birthday to Isaac Lenox, Miranda Waggoner and John Rodriques. We hope you have a wonderful day!
• Happy belated birthday to Cody Welker, Earl Morton, Fred Tanner and Jack Sutherland.
• The Waynesburg Tree Lighting will take place Friday, Nov. 30, 6 p.m., at the town square gazebo. St. James School students will again perform a few arrangements before we light the tree. Coffee, hot chocolate and cookies will be available for everyone. Join us as we light up the square! Anyone who would like to donate cookies can contact Rae Ann Swinehart at 330-866-9430 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
•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 for some supplies and give it to Betty Fallot by Dec. 2. Items that were suggested are: soap, washcloth, bath towel, comb or brush, roll of paper towels, roll of 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!
•Have a great week, Waynesburg. Please send your holiday news my way!
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