CANTON SOUTH NEWS
• Celebrating an anniversary this week are Matt and Lisa Hollinger.
• Birthdays this week are marked by Kitty Malavite, Jim Thomas, Judy Slutz, Becky Dale, Adam Oyer, Nick Kuhn, Nanette Kuhl, Mandy Wilson, Gertrude Turner, Beverly Robbins, Lowell Kramer, Kathy Gabber, Shauna Masonbrink, Stephanie Lowman, Jerry Novak, Joe Stelluto, Kathy Giles, Bob Bowe and Julian Ramey.
• Get well wishes go to Gwen Kovesci.
• Sympathy to the Bess Wise family.
• Congratulations to Gary L. Trompower, who was chosen to be in the National Hearing Loss Association of America Magazine. He was featured in the Seen and Heard Second of the magazine. Gary is a Canton South High School graduate and is employed by Mercy Medical Center. He and his wife, Cindy, have two children and three grandchildren and reside in the Canton South area.
• Canton South AARP 4885 Executive Board met on Jan. 17, at the North Industry Christian Church. Jamie Taylor spoke to the group about collecting items for the Ronald McDonald House at the February meeting. The general meeting of the organization will be held on Jan. 23, with Janey Davis, story lady from the East Canton Library, presenting the program. A planning meeting has been scheduled for Feb. 7, at 11:30 a.m., at the home of club president Grace Thomas.
• The Canton South Class of "59 Luncheon Group" met on Jan. 16, at McCall's Restaurant for lunch. Members also enjoyed the company of Helynn Terrell this month, along with Sally Herbert, Lois Reed, Carol Himes, Linda Hillman, Lucille Groves and Helen and Rodger Trompower. The next gathering will be held on Feb. 20 at 11:30 a.m., at McCall's. Any member of the class of '59 is welcome to attend. Also previous students who started grade school, but later moved and graduated from another school are invited.
• The Canton South Class of '58 girls also met for lunch at McCall's at 1 p.m.
• On Jan. 26, the World Winter Games begin in Pyeong Chang South Korea.
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• Happy birthday to Judy Eakin, Mark Bonam, Chris Changet, Allan Henderson, Logan Helwig, Lucas Butler, John Cotshall and Logan McGee.
• Best Wishes on your anniversary to Dick and Delores Haas, Pastor Rex and Deb Stout and Dave and Barbra Miller.
• Receive four weeks dues paid if you join TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) at their free open houseon Tuesday, Jan. 29, from 6-7 p.m. or any meeting in February. Meetings are held every Tuesday from 6-7 p.m., at Mt. Tabor United Methodist Church. Enter through the side door to the fellowship room. For more information, call 330-488-1010 or 330-488-2622.
• Notice to all young ladies planning on attending a homecoming or other events where you may need a beautiful gown to wear. Becca's Closet was started in the memory of a young lady who lost her life. She always cared about others. so in her memory, Becca's Closet was started in various areas. A Becca's Closet has opened a branch right here in East Canton, at St. Paul's United Church of Christ. Dresses of all sizes, styles and colors are available, free of cost. To make an appointment to come in and look at the dressed, call 330-488-0189.
• Why not try something new in the new year? Ladies, come out to the Foltz Center and give a try at writing. Visit and see if this is something you would like to do. Write about a different topic each week. Don't like the topic; then write something you do like. No one is graded, and everyone has fun. Classes, led by Janey Davis, are held every Tuesday, 11 a.m. to noon, at the Foltz Center. For more information, call 330-488-1501.
• The Foltz Community Center of East Canton membership drive is underway. Stop in the office and sign up, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Individual/adult memberships are $25. Sustaining sponsorship costs $100. Endowment sponsor costs $1,000. Members receive free faxes and copies through the year, one free use of the electronic sign and a one- time $25 discount on room rental. For more information, call 330-488-6500.
• Senior Flex is open to everyone 50-150 and it is free at the Foltz Community Center, every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9-10 a.m. Check with your doctor to see if you are okay to exercise. Work at your own pace. For more information, call 330-488-6500.
• At your local library a family story time is held on Wednesday, Jan. 30 and Feb. 6, 13, 20, 27, at 10:30 a.m.
Plan ahead for Black History Month story time on Wednesday, Feb. 13, at 10:30 a.m. Don't forget the after-school programs every Tuesday and Thursday from 3:30-4:30 p.m. For more information, call 330-488-1501.
• If your group or organization is planning on holding meetings, please let me know at least three weeks in advance and I'll place it under Talk of the Towns. Also, send me birthdays, anniversary's, births and let me know who is elected in your group or organizations. Donna4news@wmconnect.com Put Press News in subject box, or call 330-488-2622. Be sure to leave a call-back number. Thank you.
• Please keep these folks in your prayers: Nancy Owens, Nancy Kinsinger and Erleen Blattert. Sympathy goes to the family of Polly Blanc, as she went home to the Lord.
• What kind of clothing does a house wear? Address. Why shouldn't you tell an egg a joke? Because it will crack up.
• Happy birthday to Steve Russell, Shaynna Rae' Johnson, Laura Dotson, Lynn Herstine, Earl Rambaud, Betty Finley, Kathy Stroney, Ken Render, Bill Schneider, Linda Muir, Marie Marcoaldi, Ruth Myers, Cody Calkins, Greg Neisel, Taylor Scott, Erin Neisel, Joanne Burns, Dwayne Hampton and "Butch" McDade.
• Bob and Sandy Easterday and Todd, Becky, Brock and Jack Bowman spent the weekend of Jan. 19-21 in Columbus visiting with Stacy Easterday. They celebrated Bob and Sandy's anniversary and Bob's birthday.
• Happy belated birthday to Don and Dixie May.
• An East Sparta bicentennial meeting will be held on Monday, Jan. 28, at 7 p.m., at the East Sparta Community Building. The event will be celebrated in 2015. Ideas are welcome. Input can also be given on Facebook at East Sparta, Pike Township and Sandyville Bicentennial page.
• Don't fuss about what to eat on Feb. 3 for the Super Bowl. Order delicious subs from the Cub Scouts and leave the preparation to them. Last day to order and support the cubs is Jan. 26. Call Linda at 330-866-3205 to order and/or if you have any questions.
• Happy birthday wishes go out to Mike Sudduth, Kristen Comer, Jessica Irwin, Sara Reece, Dave Locker, Jacob Walker, Dylan Newell, Jeffrey Comer, Jessica Dix, Sherry Blumenauer, Eric Skropits, Della Morris and Christopher Kiko.
• Happy anniversary this week to Seth and Janelle Eyster, Gary and Nancy Black and Pat and Clarence Tindall.
• Sympathies are extended to the family and friends of J. R. Smith, George Long and Nick Diano.
• Wishes of good health and God's healing go out to George Cooney, Mary Lou Cooper, Dakota Bolling, Clay Neisel, Alix Crim, Lori King, Peggy Dix, Nancy Pressutti, Chey Schubert, Nancy Tolfo, Gloria English, Rose Marie Shine, Justynne Hodge and Walker Gonzalez.
• Flipside Grill will host a benefit dinner for Dakota Bolling on Monday, Feb. 4, from 3-8 p.m. Dakota, a 2011 Sandy Valley High School graduate, was in a serious car accident on state Route 800, Dec. 29, which required transport to Mercy Medical Center. She and one of her passengers are still in the intensive care unit at the hospital. As you can imagine, with no health insurance, Dakota and her family face substantial expenses for her medical care. Two courses will be offered at the dinner. Spaghetti, for $10 or Swiss steak for $12. Seating is limited, so carryout orders will be available. Additional activities will include a 50/50 drawing and a silent auction.
• The Sandy Valley Wrestling Team and parents are selling raffle tickets for a 1/2 hog, cut and wrapped. Tickets are $5 each or six for $20. See any member of the wrestling team to purchase yours soon, because the drawing will be held in February.
• The Sandy Valley Athletic Booster Club is selling lucky number drawing tickets for a chance to win $50 daily and $100 on Sundays based on the Ohio Lottery Pick 3 Game for February. Tickets are $5 each. Please contact any member of the athletic booster club to get your lucky number!
• The Sandy Valley Class of 1978 will hold its class reunion this year in July. If you know the location of a fellow classmate, please message Teresa Spencer Lewis on Facebook.
• Sandy Valley Class of 1983 is planning their 30th year class reunion to be held on Aug. 31. Please contact Steve Lancaster for more information.
• Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church will hold a euchre tournament on Sunday, Jan. 27. A light meal will be held at 4 p.m. and play begins at 4:30 p.m. Anyone is welcome to attend.
• Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church's Older, Wiser Lutherans group invites anyone, of any age, any religion to their monthly outing on Jan. 30, for a one-hour, guided-tour of P. Graham Dunne Stone and Factory in Dalton. Following the tour, shopping will be available and then they will have lunch. If you would like to join them, please meet at the church at 9:30 a.m. For more information, contact the church at 330-866-9293.
• Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church is holding an Italian Festival Fundraiser for the Shepherd's Kitchen Ministry. A lasagna dinner, a silent and live auctions, and 50/50 drawing will be held the evening of Feb. 2. Dinner will begin at 4:30 p.m. and the auction will be held at 6 p.m. Contact the church at 330-866-9293 for more information. Carry out tickets are also available.
• Mark your calendars now and plan to attend and support the annual Sandy Valley scholarship banquet. It will be held at the high school on Saturday, May 4. Gold and silver classes to be honored include 1963 and 1988. This is held each year to raise money for the scholarship fund.
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• Justin and Jen Swihart are now home for a visit with his family, which include Carmie, Ed, Jason and Jenna Swihart. Justin is serving in the United States Air Force and will soon be leaving for a stint in Korea. His wife, whom he met there a few years ago, will go with him. The two had a cross-country trip from California to Ohio and are also visiting his cousin, Ashlee Mundy, this week in New York City, as well as traveling to Washington, DC. Needless to say, family and friends here in the area are happy to be able visit with them for a few weeks.
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