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CANTON SOUTH NEWS

Helen Trompower

330-484-5293

• Birthday people this week include Brittany Knowles, Kay Jacob, Jeff Bodkin, Cindy Herstine, Mary Lou Bowman, Joann Antenucci, Matt Freday and Connie Donahue.

• Get well wishes to Pam Courtney.

• Sympathy to Joann Stallman on the death of her husband, Richard.

• Canton South Junior Guild members met in the home of Debbie Wissuchek on Feb. 19. They enjoyed a "chocolate" meeting with many chocolate tastings and chocolate exchanges. Jan Schemansky collected everyone's Tastefully Simple orders, which will be delivered next month. Members are taking orders for Radda knives. The OFWC scholarship entries were picked up at the school and sent to the OFWC scholarship chairperson. Winners will be announced at the annual convention the end of April. The next meeting of the group will be held at Bridgepoint on March 19. Members welcomed Stephanie Clubbs and to Paula Thrasher "welcome back to the group."

• The Canton Local Rubber Stamp Club met on Feb. 21 in the cafeteria of Faircrest Middle School with about 14 members present. The next meeting of the group will be held on March 7 at 6 p.m., in the school cafeteria.

• The Canton South AARP 4885 Executive Board met on Feb. 21, in the fellowship hall of North Industry Christian Church. The general meeting of the organization will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 27, with a noon luncheon. This will be followed by the business meeting and the program presented by the Greater East Ohio Alzheimer's Association.

• Quote of the week-- The test of first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas at the same time, and still retain the ability to function.- F. Scott Fitzgerald

EAST CANTON

Donna Robinson

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• Happy birthday to Christopher Kandel, Beth Williams, Ed Summerfield, Donna Wells, Mary King, Debbie Ivins, Dan Ivins, Larry Schaffter, Elizabeth Wildman, Brian Backhmann and Ricky Jones.

• Happy anniversary to Francis and Bonnie Aquino, Bob and Gladys Young andJack and Marge Waers.

• Just a reminder that village council meets on the first and third Monday of each month, and the township trustees meet the second and fourth Monday each month. Both meetings start at 7:30 p.m. Village counil meets at village hall, 130 South Cedar, and township trustees meet at the township hall, 7115 Hillvale SE.

•Tick Tock... Can you believe... We will be setting our clocks ahead one hour on Sunday, March 10. Well... we will change them before bedtime on Saturday night. So nice to have more daylight.

• Becca's Closet will hold a style show at St. Paul's United Church of Christ, 306 W. Church St, on Sunday, March 17, from 2-4 p.m. Young ladies in the community will model gowns donated to help young girls find a dress for the prom or nomecoming dance. Everyone is invited to come and enjoy the style show. There will be prizes to be won by the young ladies attending. No reservation are needed. See related story on Page A5.

• East Canton Community Food Drive is underway for Easter. Residents can drop off items at the Save a Lot store on Saturday, March 19. The local churches will gather items, as always, for this drive. Mayor Kathleen Almasy will be on hand to help collect the items. This will help several needy families have a joyful Easter.

• Writers Circle welcomes all ladies who would like to go back in time for those precious memories that you may want to leave for your children and grandchildren. Last week's topic was "Words of Wisdom." My words of wisdom for you are to attend this free meeting. Write your memories down and bring them to the next meeting, on Tuesday, March 5, or come and enjoy the company of the other writers. The meeting starts at 11 a.m., at the Foltz Center and lasts about an hour. No reservations are needed.

• A book discussion for adults will be held Tuesday, March 12, at 7 p.m., at the Foltz Center. The title of book for this month's discussion is "The People of the Book," by Geraldine Brooks. Pick the book up at the library. No reservations are needed. For more information, call 330-488-1501.

• The East Canton Branch Library will have "Altered Book Crafts" during which participants can learn how to make purses, envelopes and much more from old books. All materials are supplied, so just bring your ideas. The event will be held on Monday, April 15, at 6:30 p.m.

• Keep these folks in your prayers: Nancy Owens, Nancy Kinsinger, Jenny Toalston, Sarah Amos, Willard Schaffer, Bill Allen, Corrinne Allan, Scott Owens, Leroy Westfall, Marie Brady and Donna Geyer.

•You may want to stay away from these eating places if you hear.... Waiter! Do you have frog legs? No, I've always walked like this. - Waiter! Why is your thumb on my steak? To keep it from falling on the floor again

EAST SPARTA

Sandy Easterday

330-866-3577

• Congratulations to Brooke Durbin, Kelly Harris and Sabrina Wallace for being named to the president's list at Stark State College. Also, congratulations to Isaac Keeton and Bryce Nolen for being named to the dean's list at Stark State College.

• Congratulations to Anthony Davis, John Ditto, John Finley, Rebecca Finley, Kendra Kerestes, Nicole Peters, Lucille Thompson and Brittany Vandee for being named to the dean's list at Kent State University.

• Sympathy of the community is extended to the family and friends of Gloria English.

• Happy birthday to Hanna Harsha, Noah Bailey, Kallie Offengerger, Gary Russell, Jamie Bartholomew, Addison Wiley, Gene Waltz, Dakota Crank, Joyce Brown, Emily Wharmby, Joyce Billman, Jean Ann Miller, Karen Barnes, Kristie Barnes, Mike Caudill, Guy Smoot, Jeffery Brothers, Meggie Otte, Jaime Shrine, John Powell, Sal Butera, Pat Crilley, Johnny Lightfoot and Josie Hodge.

• Happy anniversary to Bill and Lynda Logozzo.

• Pike Township Historical Society will meet on March 5, at 7:30, at the East Sparta Community building.

• 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.

• The monthly Bicentennial committee meeting is scheduled for Monday, Feb. 25, at 7 p.m., in the East Sparta Community Building. Plan to attend and bring a friend. The group needs lots of ideas of how best to celebrate the anniversaries (all three - Pike Township, Sandyville and East Sparta) and 2015 is getting closer with each passing day. Needed are ideas how to fund our celebrations and what events everyone would enjoy.

• It is not too early to plan for the village garage sales planned for 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, call 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.

MAGNOLIA

Jennifer Crone

330-866-4372

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• Happy Birthday wishes this week go out to Jeff Neisel, Frances Adkins, Jeffrey Brothers, Annette Watkins, Corey Walton, Stan Winters, Katie Deford, Hannah Humphrey, Pat Hager, Cameron Blair, Charlene Longnecker, Niki Deford, Rusty Ruegg and Linda McKenzie.

• Happy anniversary to Chuck and Cindy Cain and Eric and Martha Maple.

• 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 and Karen Owen.

• Congratulations to Kaitlyn Shine, an eighth-grade student at Carrollton's Bell-Herron Middle School who won her school's spelling bee held Feb. 6. Kaitlin, daughter of Michael Shine, of Carrollton, and granddaughter of RoseMarie Shine, of Magnolia, will represent Carrollton schools in the 67th regional grand final spelling bee, to be held March 23 at GlenOak High School's theater. Kaitlin was proclaimed the winner when she correctly spelled the word "syndrome."

• Congratulations to Travis Boyd who was recently awarded the Robert D. Horowitz Crime Prevention Citizen of the Year. The Bank of Magnolia's branch manager chased after the man who robbed his bank at 3221 Cleveland Ave. SE on Oct. 22.

• It is hard to believe in coincidences after you've heard the story of Eugene Scott. Gene was fishing at Atwood Lake earlier this month when the ice broke and he fell in the water about 30 feet from shore. There's no doubt that he would have died if four people hadn't been in exactly the right place at exactly the right time to save him -- four people, with common sense, determination and a rope. They were called by his wife Mary "guardian angels." Our family is glad God was watching over Gene.

• Congratulations to Tanner M. Leyda and Jared T. Strubel, who were recently named to the dean's list at Kent State's Tuscarawas Branch.

• Please come to Taggart's on Tuesday, March 12, to support a fundraiser for the Magnolia Fire Department. Ten per cent of all carry out or dine in sales at the restaurant that day will be donated. So enjoy a meal or some ice cream and support our volunteer fire department.

• 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 their 30th year class reunion to be held on Aug. 31. Contact Steve Lancaster for more information.

• 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.

• 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 will be needing 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.

• The Sandy Valley Community Choir will present an Easter Cantata titled, "God So Loved the World," on Palm Sunday, March 24, at 6 p.m. at Magnolia United Methodist Church. This will be the only community service during the season of Lent and offering proceeds will go to the Helping Hands Network.

Have a great week, Magnolia! Please call or email your news for next week, so you can be the TOTT!

WAYNESBURG

Pamela Diehl

330-866-4201

pameladiehl

@neo.rr.com

• This week, Kallie Offenberger, Shube Welker and Rusty Ruegg are all celebrating birthdays. We hope you all have a very special day!

• Happy anniversary to Ben and Ann Ellington and Jack and Sally Sutherland.

• Rick and Lorrie Mizer celebrated their 38th anniversary with a private celebration. The former Lorrie Quinn and her husband were married on Feb. 7, 1975, at Sandy Valley Baptist Temple in Magnolia.

• A brand new month for the Sandy Valley Biggest Loser Challenge will begin on Saturday morning, March 2, from 8 -9 a.m. at The Crossroads Fitness Center on state Route 800 in Magnolia or you can weigh in on Tuesday evening, March 5, from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at The Crossroads Fitness Center. New members are welcome. The cost is $10 per person and all money paid will be paid back to the biggest losers for the month. There are 7 opportunities to win your money back and then some! This is a nonprofit organization and all money collected is paid back out to members. Do a three month challenge and be ready for summer. Men, women and teens are welcome. If you have any questions, feel free to contact Carrie Churilla at 330/866-1109.

• 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 your week, Waynesburg, and don't forget to send in your news.

ROBERTSVILLE

Jean Willis

330-862-2674

• Mickel and Kathy Wright and Richard and Geraldine Lotze attended the 82nd Ruritan National Convention held Jan. 24-27 at the Northern Kentucky Convention Center in Covington. Their lodging was at the Marriott River Center and the Marriott Courtyard. There were 629 Ruritans in attendance with 515 certified delegates. Representing Little Sandy Creek Club as delegates were president Wright and treasurer Lotze.The traditional vesper and memorial services opened the convention on Thursday evening. The three days also included speakers and vocal and instrumental music. Next years convention will be held in Branson, Missouri.

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