CANTON SOUTH NEWS
• Anniversaries this week are being celebreated by Mark and Sue Neading, Matt and Nancy Pendleton, Karl and Lisa Hookway and Orion and Pene Aubihl.
• Happy birthday to Carole Feller, Dennis Natale, Amanda Ray, Midge Ream, Janet Fitzgibbon, Gerry Bess, Margie Groves, John Pachuta, Dale Buxton, Ruby Yohe, Hannah Freshour, Brittany Lyon and Carole Reed.
• Get Well Wishes go out to Rodger Trompower, David Ross and Charlotte Reynolds.
• Congratulations to John and Sammie (Critchley) Fleck on the birth of their daughter, Isabella Kay Fleck, who was born on July 22. She weighed 7 lbs, 3 oz and is 19 ¾ inches long. Her maternal grandparents are Helen Critchley and Sam Critchley. Paternal grandparents are Laurie Kirby and Jeff Fleck.
• Mt. Zion Community Church will have its youth vs. church kickball game on Aug. 18 starting at 5:30 p.m. until 7:30 followed by an ice cream social. The youth has challenged the church in a kickball game.
• Pike Grange will hold a chicken barbeque dinner on Saturday, Aug. 17 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. The menu consists of Gerber's Famous ½ chicken, corn on the cob, homemade baked beans, applesauce and a beverage. The cost is $9.00. Carry-outs are available. Tickets are available by calling Lee or Charlotte Reynolds at 330-484-2973 or Joann Stallman at 330-484-2961.
• Quote of the week: "Laughter is a shock-absorber of life." - Anonymous.
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• Happy birthday to Heather Schuring, Bobbi Hunter Tommi Cassidy, Ann Merryman, Todd Cole II, Mary Rose Davis, Jim Mitchell, Dessiree Hamilton, Tabitha Hudy, Debbie Martin, Kenny Parsons, Christine Seemann, Jeff Proffitt, Larry Hrometz, Carol Ann Whitis, Marge Sharp, Mike Marzec,Kelly Cline, Nathaniel Arn, Chuck Bucher, Jenny Petersen, Jaime Elliott, Nathan Hostetler, Rhonda Fleischman, Ericka Shafer and Ben Crumbly.
• Happy anniversary to Jeff and Sunshine DeLong, Ryan and Andrea Williams, Don and Candy Reinhart, Erik & Amanda Marshall, James and Jane Patterson, Sarah and Randy Shelby, Jr., Dave and Liz Oberly, David and Joan Marion, John and Susan Effinger and Dennis and Barbara Strickler.
• Congratulations to newlyweds, Kyle and Beth (Costello) Wagner.
• East Canton is going on a diet. They want to get rid of 3,500 pounds. No, you don't have to start a diet, but you just have to take all your cardboard and newspapers to Indian Run Christian Chruch, 8368 Hill Church SE, in East Canton. It is better then putting the weight in our landfill. For more information, call 330-488-2938.
• East Canton has been successfully dodging tornado's recently. I've gone to my basement a couple times in the past three weeks. Just remember it's better to be safe than sorry, so when the weather guy or gal says "Go to your basement now," please listen.
• An AARP meeting is set for Tuesday, Aug. 20 at 11:30 a.m., at the Foltz Community Center. The lunch menu will consist of lasagna, vegetable and tossed salad. A representative from the State Office of AARP will be on hand to discuss what the Affordable Care Act means to you and your family. Bring your questions and concerns to the meeting. Also, don't forget to bring your school supplies. For more information, call 330-488-1010.
• The East Canton walking club has completed another year of walking for health at the East Canton walking track. Thirty-three walkers participated this year. Thanks to Expresso Pizza for awarding salads for those who walked six and 12 weeks. Members won 17 large salads and 14 small salads. Congratulations to all walkers for taking the time to walk during some of the hottest nights we had this year. Hope to see everyone next spring when we will be starting all over again.
• There are so many things going on at your local library. Before you say, "I can't write," visit the women's writing group that meets at the Foltz Center every Tuesday from 11 a.m. to noon. If you can think and write (usually at the same time), then you can put your thoughts down on paper. You will not be graded, and only laughed at when you write something that should require a snicker or two. Come and visit, and hopefully return with a story. The classes are free and will be conducted by Janey Davis. The next time the class will meet is Tuesday, Aug. 19th. For more information, call 330-488-1501.
• If you have something for the Foltz Center news letter, please send the information to Foltz Community Center, 224 N. Wood St, East Canton, 44730 or email it to firstname.lastname@example.org. Information must be received by the 10th day of even months; (for example, eighth month by Sept. 10, 10th month by Oct. 10th and 12th month by Dec 10. Think of deadlines like this: If you invited someone to dinner at 7 p.m. on Sunday, they showed up hungry at 10 p.m., and you have washed the dishes and are getting ready for bed, would you be willing to stay up amd fix another meal for them?
• Keep these folks in your prayers: Bea Lowery, Ashley Ward, Bea Montgomery, Donna Hillman, Gottfried Lehmann, Edith Sorensen and Scott Owens.
• Other things God won't ask when you die: God won't ask what your highest salary was. He'll ask if you compromised your character to obtain it. God won't ask what your job title was. He'll ask if you performed your job to the best of your ability. God won't ask how many friends you had. He'll ask how many people to whom you were a friend.
• Have a great and tornado free week.
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• Happy birthday wishes this week go out to Kenny Barkheimer, Lainie Herstine, Carl Wanner, Derek Hurst, Kris Russell, Steve Pollack, Nicholas Grossi, Lucas Cayton, Missy Hayhurst, Brenda Wise, Curt Skropits, Amy Pollack, Chuck Cain, Marian Joseph, Karri Dieffenbaugher, Amanda Carano and Julie (Myers) Haas.
• Happy anniversary to Chris and Janet Thompson, Rev. Steve and Linda Smith, Jack and Charlene Knoch and Jay and Liz Grossen.
• Wishes of good health and God's healing go out to Cole Eckinger, Don Brown, Jim West, Tommie Nixon, Gwen Hauenstein, Jerry Reeder, Pam Sewell, Kim Markey, Lorri King, Nancy Pressutti and Randy Betz.
• Sympathies are extended to the family and friends of Ross Graber.
• Congratulations to Katie (Larson) and Mark Pleskac on the birth of their daughter, Milena Anne. Their beautiful baby was born on July 30 at 2:11 weighing 6 pounds, 14 ounces. She was 21 inches long. The family resides in David City, NE. The proud grandparents are John and Becky Larson and even prouder is Aunt Allison Larson of Magnolia.
• Pull tabs from cans are being collected to help a friend in need to help pay for kidney dialysis. Each tab is equivalent to a minute on the dialysis machine. Containers are available at Taggart's and Tangles Design Studio to deposit tabs.
• The Helping Hands Network will celebrate 30 years in the Sandy Valley area with an open house on Saturday, Aug. 17 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Hot dogs, chips and drinks will be available for free. There will be a free clothing give away and free school supplies. Children may have fun in the bounce house all day and families may meet with the nurses from Aultman Wellness on Wheels from 11 a.m.- 1 p.m. The Helping Hands Network is located at 126 S. Main St in Waynesburg.
• The Carroll County Humane Society will offer a rabies shot clinic from 5:30-7:00 p.m. on Aug. 21 at Magnolia Village Park. Pets must be at least four months old, not pregnant and on a leash or in a carrier. Shots are $7 each. For more details, call 330-627-3044.
• Seth's Stride, a benefit walk for Children's Craniofacial Association, will be held this year on Sept. 14. The event will be at the Waco Homecoming Grounds on 17th Street SE, a 1/2 mile east of Waynesburg Dr. and will begin at 11 a.m. with check-in and registration, followed by the 5K walk at noon. The donation/sponsor cost for adults is $20, and $10 for ages 12 and under. Shirts will be guaranteed to pre-registrants and to the first 75 people who sign up the day of the stride. A funfest is planned immediately following the walk from 1-4 p.m. and will include food, raffles, a bounce house, face painting, magician, entertainment, music, games and more. Anyone wishing to donate baskets for the raffle, may still do so. For more information, contact Stacy (Chiavari) Horne at 330-268-6779, email Seth's Stride for CCA on Facebook, or register on the website at http://sethsstride.wix.com/2013.
• Thank you to all who attended, planned, or volunteered at this year's Canal Days Festivities. Congratulations to Citizen of the Year Jim Miller.
• Sandy Valley fall sports passes are on sale in the high school office. Passes for student athletes, students, adult football only and adults for all sports are available. Contact Mickey Keck in the Sandy Valley Athletic Department at 330-866-9371 for more information.
• The Sandy Valley Friends of the Library will have an expanded book sale beginning Aug. 26 and ending Aug. 31. The usual year-round shelf book sale will be expanded for this week to fill the whole room. Hardbacks, paperbacks, vidoes and magazines are among the items for sale. Stop by during library hours to browse the tables to find some reasonably priced reading materials (50 cents for hardbacks, 25 cents for paperbacks), videos (25 cents each), or magazines (10 cents each). The Friends of the Library thank you in advanced for your supoport.
• The Sandy Valley football team held its first hitting practice at midnight on Aug. 9. As the team practiced under the lights, fans got a sneak peak at what the Cardinals may have to offer during this year's upcoming football season. Good luck to new head coach Zach Gardner and his staff as well as this year's team. Their first home scrimmage will be Aug. 23. Come out and support the Cardinals.
• John and Jocelyn Melvin of Chesepeake City, Md. spent some time in Ohio with their grandparents Jay and Carol Herstine over the past two weeks. The rest of their family also visited during the Canal Days weekend.
• Have a great week, Magnolia! Please call or email your news for next week so you can be the Talk of the Town!
• Belated birthday wishes go out to Amy Foltz, Kelly Frase, Logan Trbovich, Tara Walker and Jeremiah Beard.
• Happy 98th birthday to George Mangus. George will celebrate his birthday on Aug. 14, followed by a celebration at his sons' home in Canton on Aug. 17. Cards and visits may be made to George at Manor Care Health Service at 5005 Higbee Ave. N.W., Canton, Room # 216.
• Extended sympathies go out to the family of Frank Ross.
• Happy anniversary to Shuby and Mary Jane Welker and to Matt and Sandy Reynolds.
• Happy birthday to Jenny Reneker, Paul Roberts, Jane Hockenberry, Keith Goodwill, Kim Bartholomew, Lani Herstine, Olivia Gruber, Kayla Rosia, Ann Miller, Randy Miller Jr. Joe Bartholomew and Marie Rosia.
• Have a safe and wonderful week Waynesburg! Please email or phone me with your news.
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