Happy anniversary to Tim and Julie Ness.
Happy birthday to Sam McGill, Hal Lewis, Peach Barnes, Carole Baughman, Tom Gaskins, Dan Vogt, Pat Saunier, Dee Norris, Terry Griffith, Lori Smith, Robyn Rodocker, Ron Horne, Dan Oswald and Lauren Roska
Get well wishes to all the shut-ins and wishing you a happy and healthy new year
Thoughts and prayers also to Marge Starcher, Helen Denkhaus and Joann Stallman.
Sympathy is extended to Selena Taylor and family on the death of her husband, Eric on Dec. 19.
The Trompower clan had their monthly gathering at the home of nephew, Rich and Angie Hattery on Dec. 23. There were approximately 50 family members present for the Christmas get-together. Everyone enjoyed delicious holiday food, lots of pies and cookies and all the trimmings. They had a gift exchange and also exchanged make and bake items. A home made crafted shadow box light made by Mike Trompower for everyone was the favorite of the evening. Out-of-state family members attending were Dave and Pam Trompower and son, Brent from Statesville, N.C. and Justin and Beth Burke and children, Boone, Charlotte and Jeremy from Denver, N.C.
We celebrated family Christmas exchange at the home of Michelle and Terry Hinkel on Christmas Eve with children, Josh and Curtis Schleappi. Also present were son, Mike and daughter-in-law, Michelle Trompower with Kristi and Travis. An earlier celebration the week before included granddaughter Shawnee Maertin and great-grandson Holden Maertin from Dundee, Michigan.
The Karcher Christmas celebration was hosted by Mary Karcher this year. Everyone had a great time celebrating with all the young children opening their presents and really good food!
Twenty years ago this week, congratulations were extended to Brian and Karma Ickes on the birth of their son, Kole Brian who was born on Dec. 27 at 7:27 P.M. He weighed 8 pounds 6 ounces and was 20 ° inches long. The proud grandparents are Carol and Jean Ickes and Johnny and Carolyn Pierson. This is the first grandchild for both sets of grandparents.
Thought for the week: "People are certainly peculiar--they want the front of the bus, the back of the church and the middle of the road." --Unknown
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Happy birthday to Jason DeLong, Jim Eakin Sr., Karlyn Fisher, Kelsea Fisher, Maria Derheimer, Taylor Derheimer, JR Mark, Carol Rae, Lisa Entrikin, Pat Allen, Barb Blanc, Ellen John, Lillian Kandel, Valene Gray, Zachary Steigerwald, Tricia Griffin, Austin Temesey, Becky Vensel, John Gotshall, Clark Kandel, Dave Vensel, Dennis Varian, Irene Gobeli, Donny Coss, Kaitlyn Cozy, McKaiya Helwig, Dwayne Hampton, Dolores Haas, Howard Plaskett, Casey Fuelling, Brian Snyder, Grace Mark, Duke Taylor, Michael Schooley, Mark Bonam, Judy Eakin, Judi Anderson, Janice Iles, Jack Spencer, Katy Haines, Chris Neal, Rebecca Lowery, Brenda Griffith, Richard Borne, Christina Bertin, Ryan Smith, David Helmick II, Evelyn Acherman, Allan Henderson, Manny Nieto, Stephan Kimbel, Phil Bushey, Christopher Martin, Lori Proffitt, Chris Neal and Richard Borne.
Happy anniversary to Rich and Irene Showalter, Randy and Lori St. Clair and Dean and Becki Griffith.
Hope you had a very nice Christmas and hope for the best in the New Year.
Senior Social returns to your Foltz Community Center on Wednesday, Jan. 11. The program starts at 10:30 a.m. with the Stark County Probate Court. Learn about guardianship, elder abuse awareness and the court angles. Lunch will follow the program. The menu will be creamed chicken over biscuits and salad. Stay to play Bingo or cards or just visit your fellow Seniors. Be sure to stop by the table in the hallway to have your blood pressure taken free of charge by your local fire department employees. For table reservations for six or more call 330-488-6500. Carry out orders will be available, but you must call in advance.
No AARP meeting will be held in January. See you in February. Start the new year off by inviting a senior friend to join you for lunch or maybe treat them to lunch. The next meeting will be Feb. 17 at 11:30 a.m. Stay and play Bingo. Members, bring some small wrapped gifts as prizes.
St. Paul's United Church of Christ will have homemade soups ready on Friday, Febr. 10 from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Call 330-488-0189 to place your orders for chicken noodle and vegetable beef. The cost is $7 per quart.
Our seniors got a break between Christmas and New Year's. Now it's time to start back with the Silver Sneakers classes at the Foltz Community Center from 9-10 a.m. every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. If school is canceled due to weather, exercise is canceled as well. All seniors are invited to take part. Weights, straps, etc. are provided, and the classes are free.
Why did the Dog cross the road? To get to the "barking" lot.
Happy Birthday wishes this week to Charlene Good, JoAnn Gintz, Pat Spencer, Mark Leichtamer, Sam James, Larry Offenberger, Brenden Grossi, Matt Reynolds, Donna Hayhurst, Andrew Lidderdale, Paula Riter, Debbie Miller, Jeff Hunter, Stephanie Wigfield, Erin Weber, Melissa Blair, and Eric Hauenstein.
Happy anniversary to John and Bertha Burns, Michael II and Chris Tozzi.
Wishes of good health and God's healing go out to Karen Myer, 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 family and friends of Dick Hamilton.
Congratulations to Rita (Cascioli) Zwick who retired after 22 years as office manager at the McKinley Presidential Library and Museum.
Sandy Valley Alumni will hold its monthly meeting on Monday, Jan. 9 at 6:30 p.m. in the alumni room of the Sandy Valley Administration Building. Congratulations to Kevin Williams who won the raffle for a quilt handmade by Kaye Pomesky.
The Sandy Valley Athletic Boosters will hold their monthly meeting at 6 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 9 in the library/media center at Sandy Valley High Sschool. Anyone is welcome to attend.
Sandy Valley will hold its Winter homecoming events on Friday, Jan. 6 at and after the game against Conotton Valley. This year's royalty includes Queen Alex Howell and King Francesco Borsellino; seniors Ambriah Phillips, Austin Armstrong, Emma Bolyard and Blake Offenberger; juniors Get Duangratana (exchange student) and Kyla Ward; sophomores Bryce Kelly and Samantha Easterday and freshman Olivia Karam and Nash Monroe.
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 and the meal will be served at 4:30 p.m. Carry outs and deliveries will be available by calling the church ahead of time at 330-866-9293.
May your New Year be filled with lots of things you can share with the Talk of the Town.
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The Rugani (Herm and Rena) family had their Christmas get together at Cibo's. Some attending were from Kentucky, Cincinnati, North Canton, Massillon, Carrollton, Akron, Canton South and Waynesburg. Family members had a good time of love, fellowship, hugs, kisses and great food. Happy New Year from all of us.
Happy birthday to Jeff Fallott, Lorae Crowthers, Matt Nicholos, Gina Endicott and Zach Woods.
Butch and Darleen Ullom hosted a UFC Fight party on Dec. 30. Many of their sons friends from Sandy Valley and Baldwin Wallace joined the family for the evening.
A very special thank you goes out to Waynesburg council for turning some of Waynesburg's one-way streets into two-way streets.
Have a safe and wonderful week Waynesburg. Please send me your news. Go Cardinals!