County Briefing

4-H program will engage parents

The OSU Extension — Columbiana County office will hold a 4-H Parent Engagement meeting for any current and potential 4-H families at 6 p.m. Wednesday at 7989 Dickey Drive. Come out to learn about the 4-H youth development program and the opportunities within the program for 4-H youth whether is is in county, statewide or nationally. You will have the opportunity to meet and ask Audrey Dimmerling, 4-H educator questions about the program.

Christ to King to honor veterans

Area veterans and their family members are invited to the fifth annual luncheon in their honor at noon Saturday, Nov. 16 at Christ the King Anglican Church, 202 E. Park, Columbiana. Susan Krawchyk, U.S. Army veteran and executive director and service officer with Mahoning County Veterans Service Commission will be the speaker following the luncheon. Those planning to attend are asked to RSVP to Deacon Barbara Fischer (330) 385-7670 or Fr. Lee Martin (330)-730-1461.

Southern to host blood drive

The Southern Local High School National Honor Society will hold its biannual blood drive on Friday, Nov. 15. The student organization is collaborating with the Red Cross and will host the event from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the school gym. Advisor Jody Lockhart said NHS members will man stations to assist donors while Red Cross medical personnel will handle the collection. Officials hope to obtain more than two-dozen pints of blood to help save lives. Walk-ins are welcome, but donors may also schedule an appointment by calling 1-800-RED-CROSS or at www.redcrossblood.org.

People can adopt a Bycroft class

The Robert Bycroft School is again sponsoring the Adopt-A-Class project for Christmas. The project involves donating $8 per student per class ($64). The money will be used by staff members of purchase a gift for each child. Santa will deliver these gifts at the Christmas party. The Early Intervention/Help Me Grow program also is accepting monetary donations to be used for Christmas gifts for their 100 enrolled children. Those interested in participating can call the school, 424-7787.

People can help light up Salem

Salem’s Christmas light display contest encouraged citizens to participate with those displays being featured at the Light Up Salem Night. This custom lent to a Christmas trolley ride that not only enhanced the spirit of Christmas throughout the city but has become a favorite event for families and groups. With the contest being a part of Salem’s past and without a deadline for completion of displays, some displays have been missed on the trolley route which has to be planned ahead of time. The Salem Historical Society is asking the citizens in Salem for their help in locating homes that can be part of the tours. Call 337-8514 with tips of a home, what street and possible homeowner’s name of a light displays. If the site could be worked into the tour, the museum will try to contact the home owners to notify them of the trolley route in order that they can be sure to have their display lit up for the evening.