TALK OF THE TOWNS

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CANTON SOUTH NEWS

Helen Trompower

330-484-5293

• A very happy and prosperous New Year is wished to everyone in 2013.

• Anniversaries this week are being celebrated by David and Linda Medley and Dave and Lois Bowman.

• Birthday people this week are Chris Boron, Sarah Boron, Marijo Knowles, Jim Casto, Jenn Hattery, Robby Dale, Michelle Pachuta, Monique Bailey, Julie Ness, Mike Moore, Katie Ferrel, Dean Lowman, Bill Clymire, Kole Ickes and Ryan Storch.

• Stark County Safety Council met on Dec. 13 in Meyer's Lake Ballroom. The program was "The Power of Attitude," with motivational speaker Marvin Montgomery. Chairperson Colleen Maurer gave a brief overview of 2012 and the focus on plans and issues for 2013. Members gave to the hat and mitten drive and collected many items for Toys for Tots.

• St. Mary's Senior Citizens had a delicious catered holiday Swiss steak lunch on Dec. 13, which was attended by 41 members. Since Alma Richmond turned 90 years old in December, the group now has four honorary members 90 and over, who are active in the group. No meetings are scheduled in January, February or March because of expected bad weather. The first meeting of the club's 23rd year will be April 11, 2013. New members are welcome. Call Call Janet Kendrick at 330-484-4143 for more information.

•Pike Grange held its annual Christmas Party for the community on Dec. 18. Songs were sang, a story read and door prizes given for all children in attendance. The famous march to the tune of "Jingle Bells" was held to see Santa around the Christmas tree. Following refreshments of cookies, ice cream, punch or coffee-- the children played cornhole for prizes. Watch for the list of winners in the Grange news.

• Twenty years ago this week…Canton South Junior Guild held their annual December luncheon at Inn on the River. Arrangements were made by the Social Committee.

• Ten years ago this week…it was noted that Jacquie Gallo celebrated her 12th birthday on Dec. 20 with a slumber party with several of her friends. She was in the sixth grade at Faircrest Middle School.

• Thought for the week…I don't need a friend who changes when I change and who nods when I nod; my shadow does that much better. -- Plutach

EAST CANTON

Donna Robinson

Call or fax

330-488-2622

or e-mail

donna4news@

wmconnect.com

• Birthday wishes to Linda Heslop, Bill Allan, Alyssa Jones, Trevor Hostetler, Demetrius Snellenberger Pam Moore, Holly Kandel, Rick Kerr, Justin DeLong, Alexandria Martin, Frank Katich, Antonio Long, Clancy Morrison, Martha Swihart, Ricky Root, Jim Frey, Norma Mitchell, Jesse Zornes, Barb McCutcheon, Harold Guisinger, Larry Carman, Brigadier Gen. Dan Hahn, Sharon Savage, Pam Fallot, Judy Borne, Aaron Lowery, Kimberly Terry, Susan Effinger, Lori Evans, Kory Haine, David Krider, Scott Heaston, Jarrod Davis, Sandra Hrometz, Rhonda Williams, Amanda Marshall, David Sahli, Bruce Erickson and Terry Hunter.

• Happy anniversary to Charles and Connie Buchheit,

• Note to readers, I am bringing my birthday/anniversary list up to date. If your birthday or someone you know has a birthday in the coming months, please let me know, so I can add them to the list. Call 330-488-2622, and if leaving a message, include a call-back number. Thank you.

• East Canton AARP will not meet in January. See you on Tuesday, Feb. 12. Bring a couple small gifts for Bingo. Remember, if the school is closed, due to weather, AARP will not be held.

• Alumni and Friends of Osnaburg Schools Foundation is looking for new members. Established in 1999 by a group of educationally minded alumni of East Canton High School have awarded in excess of $150,000 to deserving East Canton High School graduates. Individual annual membership are $20; organizational annual membership is $100; lifetime membership is $1,000; scholarship sponsor is $8,000; 500 Club member annual pledge of is $500. For more information, call 330-488-6500 or stop in at the Foltz Center.

•The East Canton Library in January as the following events: family story time for all ages with caregiver on Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m.-Jan. 9, 16, 23, 30; women's Writer Circle is every Tuesday 11 a.m. starting, Jan. 8; after-school program for teens is on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 3:30-4:30 p.m. Starting Jan. 8. , a book discussion for adults will be h eld on Tuesdays at 7 p.m. On Jan. 8, "Unbroken" by Laura Hillenbrand, will be discussed. On Feb. 12 "Room" by Emma Donohue will be the topic. To register or for more information, call 330-488-1501.

• Keep these folks in your prayers: Nancy Kinsinger, Nancy Owens, Corrinne Allan,

• How many acrobats does it take to change a lightbulb? Two. One to change it and one to yell "Ta-daaa" when he's done. How many pessimist does it take to change a lightbulb? None: They're sure the new one won't work either.

• If you are out drinking on new yaars eve, ask someone else to drive you home. We do not want to read your name in the paper for drinking and driving or worse.

•Have a great week and happy new year.

EAST SPARTA

Sandy Easterday

330-866-3577

• No news at press time.

MAGNOLIA

Jennifer Crone

330-866-4372

jcrone@neo.rr.com

•Happy birthday wishes this week go out to Dianne Myers, Steve Conley, Rachel Farber, Wendy Loomis, Jean Wright, John Essig, Jenson Garber, Martha Barkheimer, Dorothy Applegarth, Eric Yoho, David Summerson, Teela Franks, Catherine Grossi and Vicki Herstine.

• Happy anniversary to Jim and Nikki Coy, Richard and Marjorie James and Don and Maria Hawker.

• Wishes of good health and God's healing go out to Clay Neisel, Alix Crim, Lori King, Nancy Pressutti, Chey Schubert, Nancy Tolfo, Gloria English, George Long, Justynne Hodge and Walker Gonzalez.

• Sympathies are extended to the family and friends of Dave Wiandt.

• Welcome home wishes go out to Corporal Joey Marcoaldi, as well as Jeremy Rummell and Anthony Vissoc. Please remember all of our troops, especially those from Sandy Valley at this holiday time.

• Ryan Remark will sing classics and standards at a dinner on Dec. 28, at 7:30 p.m., at Noturno's Bar and Grill, 718 30th St., in Canton. The cost is $10 per person and the dinner will consist of rigatoni and sausage and peppers.

• A portion of the profits made at Taggart's Restaurant on Jan. 7 will be donated to help Alix Crim with medical expenses. Please plan to stop by any time during that day and enjoy a delicious meal or ice cream.

•A benefit spaghetti dinner will be held at the Sandy Valley Eagles on Jan/ 12, from 4-7 p.m., for Alix as well. Alix is a graduate of Sandy Valley and daughter of Joel and Lori Collinsworth. She is suffering from Krohns disease. Anyone wishing to donate a basket to a raffle being held the night of the dinner, please contact Lori at 330-209-7502.

• Mark your calendars now and please plan to attend and support the annual Sandy Valley Alumni scholarship banquet. It will be held at the high school on Saturday, May 4, at the high school. Gold and silver classes to be honored include 1963 and 1988. This is held each year to raise money for the Sandy Valley scholarship fund.

• Sandy Valley Class of 1983 is planning its 30th year class reunion to be held on Aug. 31, 2013. Contact Steve Lancaster for more information.

• Have a great week, and Happy New Year, Magnolia! May your New Year be filled with lots of things you will send me for the Talk of the Town!

WAYNESBURG

Pamela Diehl

330-866-4201

pameladiehl

@neo.rr.com

• Happy birthday to Ben Ellington II, Marty Davis, Nicole Iceman, Barb Adkins, Victoria Flott, Michelle Newman and Colleen Motts. We hope you have a wonderful day!

• Happy anniversary to Jeremy and Vanessa McCauley. Enjoy your special day!

•Happy New Year Waynesburg. May you be blessed in 2013!

ROBERTSVILLE

Jean Willis

330-862-2674

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