Happy Valentine's Day to everyone on Tuesday.
Happy anniversary to Jerry and Jean Eversole, Dave and Teri Collinsworth and Dave and Patti Stryker.
Happy birthdays to Ruth Ochsenfeld, Amy Ochsenfeld, Don Duerr, Christine Yeary, Lee J. Bowman, Haley Larkins, Shelli Moore, Brian Christen, Jane Davis, John Medley, Bill Griffing, Brenda Steigerwald, Larry Sparks, Ben Graham, Keith Westlake, Eric Kitzmiller, Ken Shultz and Tara Breedlove.
Get well wishes to all of the shut-ins in our area. Hope it won't be long until you're feeling 100 percent better!
Sympathy to Joe Argento, family and friends of Twila Argento. She was a 1948 graduate of Canton South and her mother, Sylvia Steinmetz, and her aunt, Mildred Morris, were cooks at North Industry Grade School many years ago.
Congratulations to students Caroline Monger who was nominated by choir director Amy Bush and Noah Franks who was nominated by math teacher Greg Fach as nominees for teen of the month for January.
Twenty years ago this week: Nicholas Kuhn celebrated his 10th birthday with a party on Feb. 1 at the North Canton Roller Rink with 35 classmates and friends. His brother Josh who also had his 7th birthday the following day missed Nick's party because he was sick and celebrated his own birthday on penicillin.
Thought for the week: "Having someone who understands is a great blessing for ourselves. Being someone who understands is a great blessing to others." --Unknown
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Happy birthday to Pastor Erik Marshall, Christa Stephens, Lucinda Motts, Michael Petrime, Savannah Genet, Betty Bayer, Lee Sternberg, Fran Clayton, Jeff Kullman, Amy Monteith, Judy Spaulding, Jill Wagner, Richard Daniels, Tom Davis, Norris Stringer, Donna Biedenbach, Calley Piatt, George Leyda, Sara Nofsinger, Archie Sanders, Kyle Hawthrone, Jim Walker Sr., Richard Hershberger, Don Miller, Joy Buxton, Dustin Hall and Frank Aquino.
Happy anniversary to Todd and Ellen Brace, Ira and Morgan Nestor and Kevin and Hollie Richardson.
It's Sunday Brunch time at the Foltz Community Center on Sunday, Feb. 12 from 10:30 a.m-1:30 p.m. The cost is $12 for adults, $6 for children and free for ages 2 and under. No reservations are needed. An AARP meeting will be held Feb. 21 at 11:30 a.m. It's Bingo time, and members are asked to bring at least two small gifts. The gifts should be marked male, female or either. Welcome to the new AARP president, Debbie. New members are always welcome. For reservations, call 234-410-1188.
Women's Memoir Group meets Tuesdays at the East Canton Library from 11 a.m.-noon. Come to listen and write your memories to pass onto your next generations. It may not seem important now, but what a blessing you can leave for those who come after. For more information, call 330-488-1672.
Hey dog lovers: Pups N' Pages will be held at the East Canton Library on Saturday Feb. 25 from 1:30-3:30 p.m. Licensed therapy dogs will listen as you read. A Teens Create after school program will be held Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:30-4:30 p.m. on Feb. 12, 21, 23 and 28. Hang out with your friends and make new ones.
Activities include music, art STEM, snap circuits and more. Every day there is something new. Call 330-488-1501 for more information.
To all of those seniors out there: You know the ones over 50 up to over 100. The Silver Sneakers are leading the senior flex classes at the Foltz Community Center. Equipment is supplied. Do as much or as little as you want. Trained instructors will help you move and groove to music. Come out every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9-10 a.m. If the Foltz Community Center is closed no classes will be held that day. The cost is free. For more information, call 330-488-6500.
What' in a name? Have you read this book? "Rising with the Sun" by Earl E. Byrd.
Happy birthday wishes this week to Marjorie Locker, Joe Essig, Tom Witts, Katie Burkhart, Ava Schoeppner, Tucker Davis, Brian Walton, Krista Glaser, Jim Crilley, Mark Shaw, Barry Grodhaus, Caleb Blair, Bill Bowman, Ken Heff, Olivia Green, Isabelle Hysong and Barbara Reece.
Mary C. Larson's 92nd birthday is Feb. 14. She is in a nursing home and a card shower to celebrate her special day would be appreciated. Cards can be sent to the follow address and will be delivered to Mary by her daughter: 4215 Steeple Rd. NW, Magnolia, OH 44643.
Happy anniversary wishes go out to Josh and Kym Ellington, Daryl and Colleen Newell, and John and Sally Little.
Former Magnolia residents Chuck and Carolyn Frederick will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Feb. 18. Their address is 9739 Southwest 99th Ave. Ocala, Florida, 34481.
Congratulationss to Gary and Elaine (Pariano) Chaddock who celebrated their 50th anniversary on Jan. 29. Their family held a party in celebration of this event.
Wishes of good health and God's healing go out to Zachary Smith, Mehl Young, Karen Meyer, Val Rice, Kim Henline, Eileen Hamilton, Scarlett Hunter, Rose Marie Shine, Marlene Carpino, Adriana Reed, and John Giannelli, Sr.
Sympathies are extended to the family and friends of Wendy Neice.
Sandy Valley wrestling parents are holding a half hog raffle fundraiser. Tickets are 1 for $5, or 5 for $20. The winning ticket will be drawn Feb. 25. See any wrestler for tickets or call 330-324-9462.
Thanks to Duke and Dina Tozzi and the staff at Tozzi's Restaurant of Magnolia for hosting an appreciation dinner for the Magnolia police and fire departments and their families.
Congratulations to Briana Schubert who was recently cast in Hilliard's Art Council's production of Hairspray as Penny Pingleton. Look for more details of the show which will be presented in March.
SVAA Snowbirds will meet on Sunday, Feb. 26 at the Westfield Mall food court at noon in Brandon, Florida. Looking forward to hearing how many attend this year.
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 Feb. 11 and 18 from 10 a.m.-1 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.
Sandy Valley High School Summer League Baseball will have a spaghetti dinner fundraiser on Feb. 11 from 3-6 p.m. at the Sandy Valley Eagles. The cost is $7. There will also be a 50/50 drawing and other raffles.
Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church will serve its free monthly dinner on Friday, Feb. 10 from 4:30-5:30 p.m. Carry out is available and deliveries can be arranged by calling the church office at 330-866-9293. Bingo for prizes begins at 3:30 p.m. prior to the meal. All are invited to attend.
Jump Rope for Heart is an annual event sponsered by the American Heart Association. At Sandy Valley Elementary, students jump rope for heart health. Mr. Calkins helps organize the yearly event.
Students had a blast jumping rope and doing a variety of other activities. Great job, Sandy Valley Elementary staying healthy and jumping rope for a great cause! Jump Rope for Heart runs until Feb. 14.
The Helping Hands Network will hold its monthly free clothing give away on Saturday, Feb. 18 from 10 a.m.- noon. The event is open to anyone in need. For more information, contact the center at 330-866-2005.
Columbus's OhioMHAS will be at Sandy Valley on Tuesday, Feb. 21 at 5:30 p.m. in the high school performing arts hall to present their "Start Talking" event. All community members are encouraged to attend. After OhioMHAS concludes their presentation, Nick Bianco, the founder and CEO of Bianco Sober Living Accommodations (Summit County) will share his story, vision, and mission to assist those who are actively seeking recovery and discuss why prevention starts with conversations.
A benefit rigatoni dinner for Wendy Neice is set for Saturday, Feb. 25 from 4-8 p.m. at St. Mary's Morges Fellowship Hall. Dinner will be by donation and all proceeds will go to help with medical expenses.
The Berkley Fishing Team will hold its annual Ribs and Beer Night on April 10 at the Canton Civic Center. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. For tickets, call 330-484-3507 or 330-904-2217. The ticket price is $30 per person, and it includes free drinks.
Happy Valentine's Day! Have a great week, Magnolia! Please call or email your news for next week so you can be the Talk of the Town.
Happy 16th birthday to Dylan Solomon.
Extended sympathies go out to family and friends of Walter Rohrer and Wendy Neice.
Last week, the Waynesburg McDonald's Lunch Bunch celebrated the birthdays of Jack Hepner and Lowell Kramer. Lowell turned 80 on Jan. 26. Cake and ice cream were enjoyed by all, along with good conversation and laughter.
Happy birthday to Peggy Rose Corbett, Tawnya Wagner, Jimmy Van Horne, Anthony Churilla and Tori Trbovich.
Have a safe and wonderful week Waynesburg. Please send me your news! Go Cardinals!