Sept. 15 is National POW/MIA Recognition Day.
On Sept. 17 the American Professional Football Association was founded in Canton and was later named the National Football League in 1920.
Anniversaries this week… Tom and Kay Kovesci and Joe and Charlene Stelluto.
Happy birthday to Michael Abbott, Angela Dale, Megan Lyon, Steve Gronow, David Stryker, Shelva Kuhl and Jennifer Nichols.
Belated birthday greetings are extended to Terry Hinkel, who celebrated his birthday on Sept. 8.
Get-well wishes go out to Angie Hattery, Polly Snider, Marge Starcher, Helen Denkhaus and Charlotte Reynolds.
Congratulations to Mikayla Baumgarten and Benjamin Foringer, who were married on Sept. 2 at Newpoint Community Church with the reception at the Cultural Center. Shannon is the daughter of Ron and Shannon Gantz of Magnolia, and Ben is the son of Keith and Bobbi Foringer of Canton South. After a honeymoon in Las Vegas, the couple will reside in the Canton South area.
Twenty years ago this week the retired Canton Local Cafeteria Workers met for its monthly get-together for lunch at the Amish Door. There were 10 members present for an enjoyable lunch and get-together.
Thought for the week - A slip of the foot you may soon recover, but a slip of the tongue you may never get over - Benjamin Franklin.
Happy birthday to Dawn Butler, Cecillia Motts, Becky Poole, Dawn Butler, Sara Gooch, Danika Riehl, Carolyn King, Ever Gomez, Denny Bomez, Wanda Sanor, Launda Slack, Ken Hill, Diane Krivos, Jonathan Monteith, Dean Krivos, Randy Selby Jr., Thelma Kaser, Dean Peterson, Brice Fuller, Diane Eckroate, Tona Stimer, Noah Smith, Darla Ivins, Mike Mohr.
Happy anniversary to Jeremy and Christa Stephens, Peter and Sarah Motts, Ever and Sarah Gomez, Sandra and Robert Vincent, Carmie and Kyle Johnson, and Chris and James Wilcox.
Becca’s Closet is a mission taken on by St. Paul’s Church. It has more than 1,000 prom dresses in all different sizes. Becca’s Closet was started by a young teenage girl who felt everyone should have a chance to attend a prom, special dance, christmas dance or any special dance. Becca lost her life in an automobile accident, and this is a way for her family to give recognition to a young lady who truly cared about others. The dresses are free. To make an appointment to pick out a dress call, call 330-488-0189.
The Foltz Community Center's monthly dinners are Sept. 20 and Oct. 18, 4:30-7 p.m. The menu consists of swiss steak, salad bar, dessert and drink. The cost is $10 for adults, $5 for children, and free for ages two and under. For carry outs, call 330-488-6500.
AARP will meet at Foltz on Tuesday, Sept 19, 11:30 a.m. The menu consist of sliced turkey, mashed potatoes and gravy, vegetable and coleslaw. Chris Kenney from the McKinley Museum will give the program. For reservation or more information, call Debbie at 234-410-1188.
A yoga class is held at Foltz every Tuesday, 7-8 p.m. Call Carie Greene at 330-875-1737 to register. The cost is $25 for 6 weeks.
Osnaburg Historical Society will hold an open house on Sept. 24 at the Werner Inn, 1:30-3:30 p.m. This is an opportunity to take a tour and enjoy the collection of books, yearbooks antiques and artifacts that are housed at the Inn. If you have items to donate, call Laurie at 330-284-5502.
Trick or Treating is scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 29, 3-5 p.m. Please watch for kids crossing the streets.
East Canton Library will hold a book sale on Oct. 23-28, during library hours. Also available will be CDs, DVDs and other materials which have been donated by the community or are no longer needed at the Library. For more information, call 330-488-1501.
Happy birthday wishes to Scott Neely, Benjamin Reece, Mayrene Offenberger, Maggie Wohlford, Cathy Soehnlen, Chris Hayhurst, Paul Shine, Mason Freday, Kathy Hamilton, Rick Suarez, Zach Leyda, Kayla Rivera, Larry Woods, Anderson Myers, Danny Stokes, Jim Hunter, Angela Lute, Stephanie Deist, Jeff Edwards, Warren Schneider, Sabrina Simmons, Camdyn Wigfield, Ashley Keck, AJ Sharpless, Brandon Martino, Sharon Arnold, Elizabeth Hager, and Leah Sharpless.
Special birthday wishes to Dorothy Tozzi. Last Sunday a gathering of family and friends helped her celebrate this event.
Happy anniversary wishes to Jody and Amanda Harper, Paul and Barb Shine, Dawn and Justin Fowler, Scott and Lindsey Neeley, Ed and Tricia Pfirrmann, Jeff and Linda Brothers, and Gary and Renee Neisel.
Sympathies are extended to the family and friends of Elizabeth Bockus and Phyllis Newell.
Wishes of good health and God's healing go out to Julie Blemler, Bryce Kelly, Dorothy Applegarth, Tom Ely, Kamron Drobney, Vanessa Mayle, Ann Lightfoot, Ada Heid, Nick Capillo, Charlie and Nancy Hannan, Scarlett Hunter, Rose Marie Shine, Marlene Carpino, Adriana Reed, and John Giannelli Sr.
Prayers go out to those in Texas, Florida, and other areas who are effected by the hurricanes, flooding, and fires.
Practice dates for Sandy Valley Alumni Band are Monday, Sept. 18, Wednesday, Sept. 27, and Thursday, Oct. 5. Rehearsals are at 7 p.m. in the high-school band room. The homecoming game is Friday, Oct. 6. Contact Melissa Phillips through Facebook if former band members need a shirt. Shirts are $15.
The Magnolia Historical Society is holding its 30-Day September Raffle. Tickets are one for $10 or three for $25, and are still available at Taggart's in Magnolia or by calling Paula Tolin at 330-866-5300. Winners so far have been Gayle Stanford, Amy Welker, and Carole Miller. Baskets were donated by Carol Karcagi, Jayne Brickwood, Joan Rupert of Magnolia Market, and Bruce and Pat Downes of Pine Crest Tree Farm.
Nick Schoeppner has created beautiful sketch prints of Magnolia buildings, as well as a composite picture of them all. His art work includes Tozzi's Restaurant, the A.R. Elson Home, Trinity Lutheran Church, the Town Hall, Magnolia Band Stand, Isaac Miller Inn (Taggart's), the Bank of Magnolia, the A. R. Elson Flour Mill (Stark Parks), and the Magnolia United Methodist Church. Proceeds from the sale will be donated to Helping Hands. Prints are matted beautifully in an 11 x 14 size, the picture is 8 x 10, but other sizes could be made. Contact him through Facebook, or call his mom, Becky, at 330-866-3840.
Helping Hands is participating in the Acme Community Cash Back Charitable Program. Participation is easy. Shop at any Acme Fresh Market grocery store between now and Dec. 20. Save your receipts and turn them into Helping Hands by Jan. 15. HHN will receive 5% of the total receipts collected. Receipts can be dropped off during business hours or mailed to P.O. Box 595, Waynesburg, OH 44688.
Best of Luck to all Cardinal fall sports teams!
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Sympathies are extended to the family and friends of Thomas Mancuso.
A get-well card shower is being thrown for Kamron Drobney, a freshman at Sandy Valley who is battling a brain tumor. Please consider sending her a card at P.O. Box 307, Waynesburg, OH 44688. She needs lots of love and support from the valley for her upcoming surgery.
The Village of Waynesburg, mayor and council are happy to announce they are updating the police department vehicles. The village is replacing the 2006 and 2007 Ford Crown Victoria cruisers with a 2011 Ford Crown Victoria and have purchased a 2017 Ford Explorer police interceptor. All of this was done with no extra cost to the residents of Waynesburg.
Little Country Church is starting up a youth group on Wednesday nights at the church fellowship hall at 6 p.m. Kids from grades 5-12 are welcome to attend.
The St. James Church Italian Festival will be held this Saturday, Sept. 16 beginning at 5 p.m. Activities include a beer and wine garden, bounce house for kids, bocce tournament and games, corn hole, music by Red Ravin', and homemade wine and sauce competitions.
Mohawk Valley Joint Fire District will kick off Fire Prevention Week with Power Day. It has put together a great group of local businesses and some outside guests with some large power equipment. Come out Oct. 7 between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. to see and touch these trucks, tractors, and heavy equipment machines. From 1-3 p.m. Taggart's Ice Cream will be served at social and Sarchione Ford has made it possible for hot dogs to be served all day long. The event and food are free to the public. There will also be a mini firefighter's challenge in two age groups. The winner in each age group wins a prize. Participate in an obstacle course for a chance to win a $100 gift card.
Another step in the playground renovation is almost complete. All four basketball poles and backboards are up and two hoops are ready for play. After a small bit of welding, all four hoops will be ready. The last step before fall will be to resurface the asphalt in the next few weeks (pending approval). The goal is to try and secure more funding to continue the project in the spring. Thanks to Jeremy Deirick, Doug Welch, David Sickafoose, Jeff Davis, Trey Leggett, Cruze Giannelli and Robbie Gross for all of their help.