Don't forget to fly your flag on Flag Day, Wednesday, June 14.
Happy anniversary to Walt and Steph Lowman, Lee and Mary Lou Bowman, Doug and Denise Covert, Larry and Paula Stuckey, and Tyler and Amanda Toussant.
Happy birthday to Pat Unkefer, Kaitlyn Schleappi, Sandy Schleappi, Corey Schneider, Jenn Kennedy, Jackie McAllister, Dale Lockhart, Bill Weaver, Troy Sheridan, June Bumgarner, Rhea Richeson, Katie Hayes and Linda Scuiry.
Congratulations to Rachel Porter and Drew Noll, both Faircrest Middle School students, who were nominated for the Kids of Character for the month of May.
It's that time of the year again for the 96th annual Thouvenin-Lehmiller Reunion. The date is June 25 at the Sandy Valley Community Park at the Fry Shelter #1 at noon, with lunch to begin at 1 p.m.
Congratulations to all the area graduates, whether it be preschool, kindergarten, grade school, junior high, high school or college. We're all waiting to hear about your awards, parties and future plans, so please give me a call.
Twenty years ago this week the Senior Awards Program was held on the evening of May 30 and Jamie Rodgers was surprised when she was presented the Canton South Junior Guild Health Careers Scholarship. This scholarship is presented to any senior student who wishes to enter any aspect of the medical field. The guild has awarded over $16,000 in scholarships since this project began 34 years ago. I also presented her with a red rose. which is our club flower.
Last week my daughter, Michelle Hinkel, my granddaughter, Shawnee Maertin and great grandson, Holden Maertin, spent a week on vacation at Hilton Head. We had a wonderful time.
Thought for the week: Now and then it's good to pause in our pursuit of happiness and just be happy.
Happy birthday to Denise Miller Reichard, John Callahan, Bryant Hicks, Richard Stauffer, Mary Jane Summerfield, Kenny Jeffries, Allison Elizabeth Williams, Ashlyn Eileen Williams, Angela Quillen, Katheryn Kappler, Abigail Kutscher, Sherry Johnson, Amy Parker, Lloyd Raffle, Andi Michelson, Josh Van Vorhis, Mattew Oberly, Ina McLean, Pansy Glass, Alexis Betz, A.J. Miller, Greg Lautzenheiser, Lynn Preston, Gavin Fryer, Matthew Visnick, Andi Michelson, Josh VanVoorhis, Matthew Oberly, Alan Savage, Wayne Allender, Bonnie Duskey, George Darrah, Eric Loy, Pam Rohrer, Kathy Hopkins, Reggie McGee, Andrew Casto, Austin Casto, Jeff Bird, Cliff Varian, Reed Varian, Nancy Hrometz, Nancy Hrometz, Virginia Varian, Daphne Daniels, Anita Slack, Kaitlyn Arick, Shirley Martin, Sally Guisinger, Jonathan Guisinger, Alex Betz, A.J. Miller, Frances Elliott, and Luke Buxton.
Happy anniversary to Lee and Cheryl Sternberg, Jeff and Diana Spaulding, Vera and Carol Whitis, Fritz and Mary Haines, Chris Beebe and Andi Michelson, Duane and Chris Miller, Kyle and Beth Wagner, Alan and Sharon Savage, Jerry and Bonnie Elliott, Shannon and Patti Hostetler, and Duane and Chris Miller.
Events at the Foltz Community Center:
■ Senior Social, Wednesday, June 14, lunch will be 11:30 a.m. and consist of meatloaf, mashed potatoes, vegetable, and applesauce. The program will be given by Kim Kenney and is entitled "Meyers Lake Revisited." Reservations are required at least one week prior. Carry out orders need to be called in at 330-488-6500.
■ Fathers Day, Sunday, June 18, 10:30 a.m. until :310 p.m. The cost is $12 for adult, $6 for kids, with children ages 2 and under free.
■ American Legion Post 667's all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast is Saturday, June 10, 7-10:30 a.m. The cost is $6 for adults, $4.50 for children ages 6-12. The breakfast consists of a serving of sausage or ham, orange juice, coffee and bottomless pancakes.
■ AARP will meet Tuesday, June 20. The menu consist of burgers, potato salad, and baked bean. Bev Soures has the program and will inform those in attendance about the famous Shirley Temple. For more information, call Debbie at 234-410-1188.
East Canton is a small town and everyone is a neighbor. So, I am sure everyone has heard that Pastor Tim Monteith, of Mt. Tabor United Methodist Church, has been called to another church in Cadiz. Glad to see he will still be in Ohio. If you see Pastor Tim, please let him know he will be missed and give him God's blessing on this new adventure for him and his family. And welcome the new Pastor, Jon Hutchison, as he and his family become our neighbors.
Question: What's louder then a Dinosaur? Take a guess. Go on make a guess before you look at the answer, which is sruasonid. Well, you have to read the answer backwards to get the right answer. If you can't, it reads DINOSAUR(S).
Happy Birthday wishes to Lois Knight, Zach Davis, Sue Grigsby, Sandra Geib, Sally Little, Linda Smith, Barb Neice, Esther Albery, Drake Spadafora, Pat Downes, Richard Neice, Natasha Edwards, Gloria Gordon, Paige Herstine, Dave Saunders, Matt Dieffenbaugher, Melissa Dieffenbaugher, Tammy Offenberger, Lukas Sudduth, and Briana Dagenhard.
Happy Anniversary wishes to Paul and Traci Offenberger, Jack and Brenda Lidderdale, Dan and Carolyn Garrott, Dan and Debbie Stokes, Ron and Adrianna Reed, Allan and Suzanne Tozzi, and special 40th anniversary wishes to Diana and Barry Flesher.
Wishes of good health and God's healing go out to Michael Rymer, Crissy Sunderman, Melinda Farber, Nick Capillo, Ray Hockenberry, Charlie and Nancy Hannan, Zack Ray, Scarlett Hunter, Rose Marie Shine, Marlene Carpino, Adriana Reed, and John Giannelli, Sr.
Sympathies are extended to the family and friends of Yolanda Rymer, James Kline and JoAnn Tovissi.
Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church will host Camp Cross-Roads Monday, June 19 through Friday, June 23. The day camp is open to students who completed grades 1-5 and runs from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. and includes lunch. Various activities are planned each day. Contact the church office at 330-866-9293 to register.
Congratulations to Zack Knoy and Renee Schreffler, who became husband and wife last weekend; and to Michael Tozzi and Jessica Kager, who were married May 27.
Congratulations to Okie Trbovich as he took first place with a pull of 317 on the Freaky Farm-All at Tri-City Raceway in Franklin, PA. This was the first USA East Tractor Pull of the year.
A local scout leader is looking for donations for items to be used for crafts at Cub Scout Day Camp in June. Items needed by June 19 are 125 cereal boxes (can be broken down to lay flat), 250 empty toilet paper rolls, 125 20-ounce (or close size) plastic bottles, 125 hole-free panty hose or 250 knee highs, 125 clean soup cans, and any unwanted crayons (can be broken, small or just not wanted). Please contact Pam Hurd through Facebook or by call/text at 330-415-2074 for more information, or to arrange for pick up or drop off of items.
The Magnolia United Methodist Cross Factory has made over 40,000 white crosses to date. These crosses can be seen around the Valley and beyond.
Here Doggie Doggie Rescue is in need of donations of big and small dry dog food, canned chopped food, treats, paper towels, spray bottles, bleach, dawn dish soap, gloves, huge garbage bags, laundry soap, flea medicine all sizes, pee pads, toys, and monetary donations to the vet fund. Please contact Rita Woodruff through Facebook or by calling 330-301-5661.
Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church will hold its free monthly meal in the Shepherd's Kitchen this Friday, June 9. The meal is served at 4:30 p.m. and bingo with prizes is held before. Meals can be carry-out or delivered by calling the church office at 330-866-9293.
Zack Ray, a 2009 Sandy Valley graduate, was involved in a pedestrian-car accident on April 1. He is beginning physical therapy and will have a long journey to recovery. A benefit bank account has been set up at the Bank of Magnolia on his behalf. If anyone wishes to make a dontion, please make the check out to the Zack Ray Benefit Fund and drop it off at any of the three bank locations. If you would like to mail a check, please send to Bank of Magnolia, Attention: Zack Ray Benefit Fund, 10045 Cleveland Ave. SE, Magnolia, OH 44643.
Time is running out to get your tickets for the Zack Ray Benefit dinner at Tozzi's on 12th on Saturday, June 17. Doors will open at 6 p.m. with a three-course meal served around 7 p.m. All proceeds will help with medical expenses. Tickets are $20 each. Raffles include items such as signed OSU memorabilia, weekend get-a-ways, a handmade cooler, gift baskets and more. There will be a 50-50 and a silent auction. Contact Allysa Tindall through Facebook for more information.
A benefit dinner for Nick Capillo will be held Monday, June 19 at Tozzi's in Magnolia, 5-8 p.m. Nick is battling osteoasarcoma, a childhood cancer. Tickets are $10 per person and includes chicken parmesan, salad and garlic bread and can be purchased by contacting Tozzi's in Magnolia at 330-915-4993. Carry out will be available. There will also be a silent auction. All proceeds go to the Capillo family.
Tickets are being sold by members of Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church for a raffle to win a choice of a 1/2 pork (roughly 100 pounds) or 1/4 beef (roughly 200 pounds). Ticket donations are $10 for one or $25 for 3 tickets. Contact the church office at 330-866-9293 to purchase tickets for the drawing, which will be held June 24.
Have a great week, Magnolia! Please call or email your news for next week so you can be the Talk of the Town.
Congratulations to Kaleigh Pisani-Paige on receiving her masters degree in library science with a minor in museum studies from Kent State University. Kaleigh is the daughter of Fred and Cindee Pisani and is currently employed as assistant registrar at the Canton Museum of Art.
Happy birthday to Dave Rock, Howard O'Neil and Summer Corsi.
Congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. Jake Kail. The happy couple exchanged their wedding vows on June 3. Proud parents of the bride "Morgan" are Jeff and Amy Welker of Waynesburg and proud parents of the groom "Jake" are Brady and Suzanne Kail of Waynesburg.
Congratulations to Raeanne Baggott and Devin Miller on their recent engagement.
Congratulations to Molli Frisone Mitchell on earning the rank of master sergeant in the United States Air Force.
The 110th annual Waynesburg High School (Mohawks) Alumni Banquet was held May 27 at the St. James Pavilion Party Room.
A free food program will be held throughout the summer for children in the Sandy Valley area. The food give away will be held June 7 and June 21, 9:30-11:00 a.m. at the Waynesburg American Legion Hall on Lisbon Street.
Thanks to all who played a part in this year's Memorial Day Service. Everything looked and sounded spectacular. Special thanks to Jefferson Sarchione for his message that day. Continue to remember those who have fallen and those living among us who are hurting.
Have a safe and wonderful week Waynesburg.