Happy birthday to Rodger Trompower, Donna Thouvenin, Luke Trissel, Lori Muir, Sean Steward, Tim Neff, Carol Pribula, Debbie Breniser, Nancy Reinhart, Janet Hall, Rick Wessels, Charlene Stelluto, Helynn Terrell, Denny Herris, Gail Habrun, Nancy Dolvin, Damon Dale, Timothy Parr and David Hughson.
The McKinley Rubber Stamp Club met on Jan. 5 at the Arlington Church. The class was led by Annette Davis.
The Bunco Babes will meet on Wednesday, Jan. 11 at Crossroads Restaurant. There will be no meeting of the Jolly Eight's on Jan. 11. The next gathering will be held in March.
Twenty years ago this weekWedding congratulations were extended to Pamela Kovach and Lee Kramer who were united in marriage on Jan. 1, 1997 at the Total Living Center. Sandy Katich served as honor attendant for her sister and "Chopper" Kramer served as best man for his brother. The bride is the daughter of Dale and Margaret Heslop, and the groom is the son of Lowell and Cecilia Kramer.
Did you know the first supper bowl was played Jan. 15, 1967.
Thought for the week Tourist: A person who travels a thousand miles to get a picture of himself standing by his car.
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Happy birthday to Orm Kinsinger, Betty Hahn, Jean Davis, Karen Hartleben, Vicki Butler, Phil Bushey, Anthony Rukavina,
Barb McCutechon, Harold Guisinger, Brandon Harris, Hannah Petersen, David Marion Jr. Brittani Harris, Sally Momirov, Stephanie Tallman, Sandi, Amanda Stout, Richard Hass, Chery Krider, Mable Hudak, Denise VanVoorhis, Mary Haines, Russel Thorn, Jennifer Bryan, Kaitlyn Haines, Jack Spencer, Russ Thorn, Terri Cook, Mark Cook, Rebecca Lowery and Richard Borne.
Happy anniversary to Earl and Kathy Hopkins, Vic and Joanne Varian, Mark and Diane Krivos, Kevin and Corrin Waltz and Rick and Jackie Anthony.
The East Canton community (which includes Osnaburg Township) thanks the residents who reached out to help those who needed a helping hand though the holidays. Remember, there are many who need help every day of the year. Contact any of the churches in the community, and they will gladly let you know how you can help throughout the year. If you know of anyone who could use a twin size hospital bed, call Annette Williams at 234-209-9444 or Mt. Tabor Church at 330-488-1842.
AARP will not hold a meeting in January. See you in February to play Bingo. Bring small gifts for prizes.
Ladies: What would you think if you found a ledger that told about a relative who has long since passed? In that ledger, they wrote about trying times, or how they felt to win a prize, or the feelings they had when they first held you in their arms on the day you were born. No price tag could be enough to pay for that moment. You can do that for those who you love. Visit the East Canton writer's group held at the Foltz Community Center every Tuesday from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., and talk to others who have been writing their memories for those who will follow. Classes are free and are led by Janie Davis. For more information, call 330-488-1672.
Don't forget soup will be for sale at St. Paul's United Church of Christ, 306 W. Church St. on Friday, Feb. 10. The pick up time will be 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Call 330-488-0189 to place an order. Chicken noodle and vegetable beef soups will be available for $7 a quart.
Here's something dirty: "A pig fell in the mud." Here's something clean: "A pig took a bath."
Happy birthday to Kyle Hayhurst, Scott Mercier, Vicky Hicks, Anna Miller, Brice Walton, Kris Marino, Nick McClellan, John Barrick, Aaron O'Brien, Courtney Huffman, Lillie Behm, Gary Steele, Bill Hayhurst, Mona Essig, Kathy Wanner, Lisa Wigfield, and Clarence Tindall.
Happy anniversary to Fred and Lynda Dagenhard.
Wishes of good health and God's healing go out to Karen Meyer, Val Rice, Eileen Hamilton, Oltie Pickens, Scarlett Hunter, Rose Marie Shine, Marlene Carpino, Wendy Neice, Adriana Reed, and John Giannelli, Sr.
Sympathies are extended to the families and friends of Bill Hamilton, Gene Johnson, Nancy Vickers, Sherry Crum and Barb Pontones. Sympathies are also extended to Duke and Karen Smoot whose son, Joe, who lives out of state was recently killed in a motorcycle accident.
Storks visited the valley last month and left three beautiful babies. Congratulations to Jessica and Brian Miller, Chris and Lindsy Keck, and Tojh and Brooke Nicholson on the birth of their children.
Cooper Irwin Miller was born Dec. 26 at 7:32 a.m. weighing 9.7 lb and was 20 inches in length. Grandparents are Harold and Nancy Irwin along with Kim and Debbie Miller. Great Grandparents are Betty Cooper, MaryLou Cooper, Robert Lewis, Floyd Irwin, and Jackie Truax.
After 30 long hours, Emerson Grace Keck finally made her appearance at 9:06 p.m. on Dec. 30. She weighed 8 pounds 14 ounces and was 19 1/4 inches long. Her grandparents from the valley are Gaye and Mickey Keck as well as Guy and Sandi Weisel from Canton.
Carmen Brielle Nicholson was born Dec. 30 and she joins big sisters Harper and Peyton and big brother Trey. She weighed 9 pounds, 6.6 ounces and was 20 inches long.
Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church will host its monthly free community meal in the "Shepherd's Kitchen" on Friday, Jan. 13. Bingo begins at 3:30 p.m. and the meal will be served at 4:30. Carry outs and deliveries are available by calling the church ahead of time at 330-866-9293.
The Magnolia Historical Society will hold its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. upstairs in the Isaac Miller Inn on Monday, Jan. 16.
Businesses, offices and schools will be closed Monday, Jan. 16 in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. This quote of his seems very fitting in these times in which we live. "Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that."
The Helping Hands Network was asking area residents who shop at ACME to submit their receipts to them for Cash Back. Receipts from 2016 are due to the network no later than Jan. 19. Their address is P.O. Box 595, Waynesburg, OH 44688.
Helping Hands will hold a free clothing give away on Saturday, Jan. 21 from 10 a.m.-noon. Anyone in need is welcome to come during those hours. Donations of clothing in all sizes may also be made at any time to the yellow St. Pauly's Shed which sits at the back end of the network parking lot. These donations are processed by volunteers each month. Thank you to the many volunteers at Helping Hands. If you would like to volunteer, call 330-866-2005.
Sandy Valley youth baseball and softball sign ups are fast approaching. Sandy Valley youth baseball sign ups will be held at the Sandy Valley Wellness Center on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Sign ups are set for Jan. 25 and Feb. 1 from 6-8 p.m. as well as Jan. 28 and Feb. 4 from 10 a.m.-noon. Bring a copy of the player's birth certificate as copies must be on file. Contact Ann Ellington at 330-754-9900 with any questions regarding youth baseball.
Sandy Valley youth girls softball will hold its sign ups at Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church across from Sandy Valley Elementary. The dates and times are on Wednesdays and Saturdays on Feb. 11 and 18 from 10 a.m.-1:00 p.m. and Feb. 15 and 22 from 6-8 p.m. Bring a copy of the player's birth certificate if one is not on file. Contact Bob Crone at 330-866-4372 with any questions regarding youth softball.
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Happy belated birthday wishes to Gary McKinney.
Happy birthday to Mike Fiddler, Cindy Portello, Chris Costello, Gloria DeLos Santos, Joe Debellis Jr., Jacob Woods and Dylan Sterling.
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