CANTON SOUTH NEWS
•Hoping everyone has a very happy and prosperous 2013!
•Anniversaries this week are being celebrated by Hal and Laura :Lewis.
• Birthday people this week are Tom Gaskins, Ron Horne, Hal Lewis, Dean Lowman, Craig Gonzales, Pam Wood, Dot Mattevi, Selena Larkins, Frank Kohring, Pat Saunier, Dee Norris, Terry Griffith, Chad Thouvenin, Joe Husted and Dan Vogt.
• The Trompower Family Christmas gathering was held on Dec. 20 at Otterbein Church. Missy and Gary Trompower were the host and hostess. Everyone had a wonderful time visiting, eating the covered-dish lunch, having their "make and bake," ornament and white elephant exchanges. Monthly family names were drawn for hosting the monthly 2013 gatherings.
• Shawnee Schleappi was home for the Christmas holidays from Toledo University for visits with family and friends.
• Twenty years ago this week…It was a dismal Christmas for 5-year-old Brian Schoppner, who woke up so sick on Christmas Day that he only opened one present and went back to bed. We are hoping he is feeling much better now.
• Quote of the week…A hunch is creativity trying to tell you something. - Frank Capra
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• Pat and Tim Ellington celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Sunday, Dec. 30. They had planned to have a big party at their neighbor's home, but unfortunately Pat is now very ill. She is in isolation for the flu in Aultman Hospital. Feel free to send a get-well or anniversary card to them at 419 E. Nassau St., East Canton.
• Birthday wishes go out to Betty Hahn, Laura Andregg, Mary Shearer, Vicki Butler, Dave Marion Jr., Alyssa Jones, Trevor Hostetler, Demetrius Snellenberger and Pam Moore.
• Happy anniversary to Victor and Joanne Varian.
•NOTE to Readers: I have cleared all the birthday and anniversaries to bring the list up to date. If you have a birthday or anniversary you would like listed, please call 330-265-4130. If leaving a message, leave call back number.
• Call now to make your reservation for the Senior Social on Wednesday, Jan. 9, at 10:30 a.m. Lunch will be served at 11:30 a.m., and will include creamed chicken over biscuits, tossed salad, drink and dessert. The program will begin at 10:30 a.m., when Beth Fuciu of Sara Care will talk about "aging gracefully." Free blood pressure test will also be given prior to lunch. Bingo, cards and just chatting will follow.
•Senior Flex will not be held on Jan. 9, due to the Senior Social. The next Senior Flex will be on Friday. Jan. 11, at 10 a.m.. For more information, call 330-488-6500.
•Hope you are making plans to join others for the fantastic Sunday brunch held at the Foltz Center on Sunday, Jan. 13, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Cost is $10, children 2-6 can eat for $5 and those under 2 eat for free. No reservations are needed. For more information, call 330-488-6500.
•The Friday Night Grill is still going strong at the Foltz Center. Come out and enjoy your choice of sandwiches or chicken tenders, along with drink, side dish and dessert from 4-7 p.m. Cost is $7.50.
•Just a reminder, No AARP in the month of January.
•East Canton Rotary annual chili cook-off is coming to the Foltz Center on Feb. 8, from 4:30-7 p.m. Cost is $5 and tickets will be sold at the door. If you have been told you make great chili, why not let the public give it a taste? Also for those who would like a taste of those great chili dishes, come and vote for your favorite chili. The prize is $100 for best spicy, best mild and people's choice. To be a contestant, contact any Rotary member. A 50/50 drawing held at 5 and 7 p.m. For more information, call 330-488-6500.
•Diet is a four letter word. Most people don't like to hear that word D.I.E.T. "Drink this, take a pill, cut out carbs, drink protein liquids" the list go on and on. No one really likes to diet. There is one word that should be used when dieting. And that word is "sensibly."A simple word, but very important, not only for losing weight, but for keeping it off. That is why TOPS stands for "Take Off Pounds Sensibly." Attend a meeting at no cost and see if TOPS is right for you. Meetings are on discussions of ways to defeat temptation, breaking old eating habits and much more. Contest to help encourage you to continue losing. TOPS meet every Tuesday, from 6-7 p.m., at Mt. Tabor United Methodist Church's fellowship hall. For more information, call 330-488-1010.
•Please keep these folks in your prayers: Nancy Kinsinger, Nancy Owens and Corrinne Allan.
•What kind of animal is the best storyteller? Peacocks. They have the most amazing tails. How do you keep a skunk from smelling? Hold his nose.
Have a great week and a wonderful new year!
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• Happy birthday wishes this week go out to Dick Betz, Angelena Martino, Richard James Sr., Ryan Elliott, Andrea Hunter, Dakota Beck, JoAnn Gintz, Charlene Knoch, Pat Spencer, Mark Leichtamer, Sam James, Matt Reynolds and Larry Offenberger.
• Happy anniversary to Lynn and Paige Herstine, John and Bertha Burns and Michael and Chris Tozzi.
• Special belated 40th wedding anniversary wishes go out to Ed and Linda Maurer. A surprise family dinner was held at the Olive Garden restaurant to celebrate the event. Their son Tyler flew in from Denver, Colo., to be with them.
• Wishes of good health and God's healing go out to Dakota Bolling, Clay Neisel, Alix Crim, Lori King, Nancy Pressutti, Chey Schubert, Nancy Tolfo, Gloria English, George Long, Justynne Hodge and Walker Gonzalez.
• 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 Crim, 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 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 SV scholarship fund.
• Sandy Valley Class of 1983 is planning a 30th year class reunion to be held on Aug. 31. 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!
• Happy birthday to Jeff Welker, Bob Reed, Jeff Fallot and Jan Broucker. We hope you have a great day and a blessed new year!
• I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas like Doug and I did. With Doug's family and my family, we had almost 60 people in our home. The family who traveled the farthest was Doug's sister, Diane, and her husband and five children from Alabama.
• The Ross family had its annual Christmas Eve family party at the Little Country Church Fellowship Hall. It was a night of lots of food, games and fellowship. Angie (Ross) Fuchs hosted the event this year, and family was there from Waynesburg, Magnolia, Alliance, Louisville, North Canton, Canton, Columbus, Concord and other places. The family has had this yearly get-together for more than 50 years.
• Happy New Year, Waynesburg. May you be blessed in 2013!
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