CANTON SOUTH NEWS
• Happy 33rd anniversary to my sister and brother-in-law, Lee and Gary Horrisberger, who celebrate their special day on Feb. 23. Also celebrating anniversaries this week are Chuck and Vee Shaffer, John and Judy Medley and Herb and Lucille Groves.
• Birthdays this week are Mike Schaar, Carole Neiss, Jim Clawson, Diane Clark, Margaret Walters, Mike Moauro, Rebecca Maurer, Nadia Gaskins, Diane Horne, Jennifer Spies, Lisa Murphy, Cole Wagner, Matt Bailey, Pam Trompower, Todd Husted, Don Anderson, Terri Westlake, Matt Hamilton, Harold Wilson and Bill Wood.
• Get well wishes to Richard Stallman and Jeanne Thouvenin.
• Sympathy is extended to the families of Jane DiFolco who passed away the past week. She will be greatly missed by everyone.
• The Jolly Eight's Card Club met on Wednesday for lunch at Crossroads Restaurant and then played cards. Hostess for the month was Helen Trompower. Prizes were won by Eileen Lower, Rosemary Richeson, Ginny Norris and Helen. Hostess for the March meeting will be Ginny Norris.
• The Class of '59 Luncheon Club met on Feb. 20 at McCall's Restaurant for lunch.
• Canton South AARP 4885 Executive Board will meet Thursday, Feb. 21, with the general meeting of the organization meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 27, in the Fellowship Hall of North Industry Christian Church. Lunch will be served at noon with the business meeting and program immediately following.
• The 19th annual Senior Citizen's Prom will be held at Canton South High School on April 6. Little Italy will be brought to Canton in the decorations and food. Students from the high school are working diligently to make the evening wonderful for those who attend. Bon Appetite! Reservations can be made by calling 330-484-8000 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Devan Cumpston is the senior chairperson.
• Quote of the week: "Experience is not what happens to you, it is what you do with what happens to you." - Aldous Huxley
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• Happy birthday to Neva Wilson, Mallory Stutzman, Lillie Swaney, Joan Swan, Jeremy Avery, Rick Perkins, Denny Belknap, David Schilens, Jeanelle Thorn, Lindsay Milano, Morgan Branch, Loretta Proffitt, Mark Krivos, Kenny John, Lillie Swaney, Babe Cozy, Belva Schaffter Steve Morre, B.J. Hill, Joan Swan, Anthony Swan, Rob Bayer and Kenneth Bower.
• Happy anniversary to Mike and Gayle Bloodworth, Richard and Judy Borne, Jeff and Amy Burner, Sean and Sherry Johnson and Bob and Sandy Bryan.
• The East Canton Branch Library has the following events going on: Family story time is on Wednesdays, Feb. 27 and March 6, at 10:30 a.m. For all the ladies, a writer's circle is lea by Janey Davis every Tuesday from 11 a.m. to noon. For the teens, an after-school program is held every Tuesday and Thursday, from 3:30-4:30 p.m. A family movie night, showing "Brave" will be held on Tuesday. March 5, at 6 p.m. For more information, call 330-488-1501.
• If you have some free time and would like to help, the Foltz Community Center is looking for volunteers at the center to be on hand to oversee the building. Training is provided, and the center provides a few perks for those who volunteer. Stop by 224 N. Wood St. or call 330-488-6500 for more information.
• Senior Flex is held at the Foltz Center, every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, from 9-10 a.m. It is free and you work at your own speed. Attendance averages 35 men and women.
• TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) meets every Tuesday from 6-7 p.m., at Mt. Tabor United Church of Christ, 108 E. Walnut. Visit for free and learn more about the chapter and see if TOPS is right for you. For more information, call 330-488-1010.
• Please keep these folks in your prayers: Jenny Toalston, Sarah Amos, Willard Schaffer, Bill Allen, Scott Owens, Leroy Westfall, Marie Brady and Donna Geyer. NOTE: If you would like someone listed on the Prayer list, please let me know. If leaving a message, please give a call back number.
• What time is it when an elephant sits on your fence? Time to get a new fence. What time is when 10 elephants are chasing you? Ten after one.
• It is not too early to plan for the village garage sales to be held May 3-4. Start saving those articles that you want to pass to another and make room for some "good finds" from your neighbors. For any questions please call Linda Bockus at 866-3205. These sales are a fundraiser sponsored by the East Sparta Civic Association. Profits will be used for the 75th annual East Sparta Homecoming entertainment.
• The annual East Sparta Homecoming will celebrate its 75th anniversary this year. Keep June 20-22 available for good food, entertainment, rides and fellowship. The annual East Sparta Firemen's Parade will be held Friday, June 21, and will begin at 7 p.m. Again fireworks will be the main event on Saturday, June 22, at 10 p.m. Rides are available this year for all ages.
• The village is celebrating Lent again this year by serving fish and Swiss steak on March 1 from 4:30-6:30 p.m., at the East Sparta Community Building. Fish or steak, vegetable, salad or equivalent, bread/butter, dessert and beverage for still only $6. Kids prices are $3.
• Happy birthday to Alexis Crone, Erika Crone, Frances Lee Muckley, Morgan Murray, Nancy Wharmby, Rob Broadwater, Pat Kovach, Mark Bland, Josh Bee, Doug Muir, Gabriel Pike, Jillian Herstine, Jason Neading, Dylan Kreiner, Denise Crouse, Martha Cook, Vicki Dyke, Don Dyke, Tyler Bonnell and Shirley Ritch.
• The East Sparta Bicentennial meetiing will be on Monday, Feb. 25, 7 p.m., at the East Sparta Community Building.
• The East Sparta Civic Association will meet on Tuesday, Feb. 26, 7 p.m., at the East Sparta Community Building.
• Pike Grange will have its dues-paying night on Tuesday, Feb. 26, 6 p.m. Soup, salad, dessert and beverage will be served. Dues are $34 a year.
• Congratulations to Kati Schneider for being named to the dean's list at Saint Mary's College.
• Sympathy of the community is extended to family and friends of Richard Stallman.
• Happy birthday wishes this week go out to Jeff Essig, Hannah Humphrey, Leah Dunham, Tom Good, Kelly Ann Offenberger, Christine Hurst, Robert Morris, Georgie Davis, Gary Gordon, Frances Lee, Jim Presutti, Joe Little, Fran Farber, Loretta Spadafora, Ron Broadwater, Denzil Davis, Brooke Elliott, Gloria Schweyer, Kassandra Karlosky, Pat Kovach, Wendy Neice and my daughters, Alexis and Erika, who will turn 15 and 22 this week.
• Happy anniversary to Ted and Kiyoko Hurst, Dan and Loretta Spadafora, David and Annettte Watkins and to my "uncle" Jim and "aunt" Tina Herstine.
• Wishes of good health and God's healing go out to Buster Neice, George Cooney, Dakota Bolling, Alix Crim, Lori King, Peggy Dix, Nancy Pressutti, Chey Schubert, Rose Marie Shine, Justynne Hodge, Walker Gonzalez, Shirley Essig, Jeff Hunter, Kathy Wanner, Nancy Tolfo, Karen Broadwater, Karen Owen and Art Pontones.
• Sympathy to the family of Gloria English, who recently passed away.
• Lorene Elson Haimerl and family visited parents Gus and JoLane Elson this past weekend. The family celebrated birthdays of Lorene and son Chase by dining at the Desert Inn.
•We celebrated birthdays for our daughters Erika and Alexis over the President's Day weekend, since Erika was able to come home from college. Celebrating with them were their grandparents, Jay and Carol Herstine and Mike and Phyllis Crone; aunts Janine Garber and Julie Pickering; and cousins Hannah and Spencer Crone, of Marietta, Jenson and Darik Garber, of Bolivar, and Caleb, Leah and Micah Pickering, of Cuyahoga Falls.
•Come to Taggart's on Tuesday, March 12, to support a fundraiser for the Magnolia Fire Department. (See story on Page A1)
• Sandy Valley Class of 1978 will hold a class reunion this year in July and a few classmates have yet to be located. If you know the location of a fellow classmate, please message Teresa Spencer Lewis on Facebook.
• Sandy Valley Class of 1983 is planning a 30th year class reunion to be held on Aug.31. Contact Steve Lancaster for more information.
• Mark your calendars now and please 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 SV scholarship fund.
• The annual Lion's Club Rose Day last order date is March 8. Delivery dates are March 22-23. For order information, call 330-866-2084 or contact any member of the Lion's Club.
• Helping Hands Network need donations of Easter candy for Easter baskets for children ages 2-12. Individually wrapped pieces of candy are preferable. Have your candy donations to the center by Feb. 28.
• Have a great week, Magnolia! Please call or email your news for next week, so you can be the Talk of the Town!
• Helen Farber will celebrate her 75th birthday on Feb. 25. Card can be sent to her at P.O. Box 25 in Waynesburg. Happy Birthday, Helen!
• Former long-time resident Frances Lee Muckley will be 101 years old on Feb. 24. A celebration was planned for Feb 22, at her assistive living home, Wynwood of Manlius, N.Y. Her address is Box 116, Wynwood, 100 Flume Rd., Manlius, NY.,13104. She continues to be active with the bell choir there and gets around with a walker and a transport chair.
•The Sandy Valley Biggest Loser Challenge started off this year with a bang! A total of 17 members participated in the challenge and lost a total of 66 pounds and a percentage of 32.08 percent in four weeks. The group is in month two and if you would like to join, a new month will start on Saturday, March 2. The cost is $10 per person for the month, and all the money is paid back out to the members weekly and monthly. You will have seven opportunities during the month to earn that cash back. This is a nonprofit group, working as a team to achieve our health and wellness goals. Should you have any questions, contact Carrie Churilla, founder, or Mary Mockerman, secretary (They are both on Facebook).
•Congratulations to Maria Diehl and her band "Keith Wilson Project" that was chosen to perform in the Battle of the Bands at the Canton Palace Theater.
• Weather permitting, a cleaning day will be held at the Sandy Valley Cemetery on March 1. All winter decorations will be removed at this time.
• Enjoy this last week of February, Waynesburg!
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