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COUNTY BRIEFING

EP Hall of Famers to be honored

East Palestine schools’ Distinguished Hall of Fame induction luncheon will be held at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 25 at the elementary school. Lunch will be served at 11:30 a.m. The inductees for this year are: Jonathan Allison, Class of 1971, Vaughn Brunson, Class of 1977, Jeff Geiss, Class of 1994, Patrick Hannum, Class of 1972, Russell Huffman, Class of 1947, Tom Leetch, Class of 1964, Chaney Nezbeth, Class of 1988, Allison Oltmann, Class of 2000, Greg Reeves, Class of 1970, Aaron Walker, Class of 2000. Inductees will be introduced between the jaycee and varsity boys basketball games on Jan. 25 and inducted the next day. Tickets for the luncheon are $15 and can be purchased at the administration office at 200 W. North Ave. Any questions, call Cindy Dunn at 330-426-4191.

Seefred scholarships available

Twenty-four years ago, Thomas J. Seefred of Struthers created the Thomas J. Seefred Trust. It is a perpetual fund that will award scholarships up to $3,000 each to college students ages 18-25 who are suffering from Juvenile diabetes. The college student must be successfully completing a standard curriculum leading to a bachelor’s degree at an accredited junior college, college, or university. Current high school students are not eligible. This scholarship is open to Ohio residents with preference given to qualified applicants from Trumbull, Mahoning and Columbiana counties. Scholarships will be based on academic promise, personal statement, recommendations and financial need. Applications can be printed from www.seefredtrust.org. Applications must be postmarked by May 1. Scholarship recipients will be notified after July 1. For more information, contact Karen Leetch at (330) 540-3551.

Hospice in search of volunteers

Community Hospice needs highly motivated and compassionate individuals who want to make a difference by volunteering their time. The volunteer teams offer many opportunities to share gifts and talents. You may be interested in helping patients, working with military veterans, fundraising, helping in the office, sewing/crafts, pet therapy services, or a variety of other ways. A volunteer open house will be from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 15, at the Community Hospice Salem office, 2341 E. State St. Hospice is looking for pet therapy animals, hair and nails volunteer, music or art volunteers, fundraiser volunteers and facility visit/ home visit volunteers. For more information, call 234-575-0164 or email hkane@myhospice.org.

Library to host Scrabble tourney

How do you spell Winner? Y-O-U if you outscore the competition at the Scrabble tournament to be held from 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 18, at the Salem Public Library. Official Scrabble Tournament rules will be used. Players should be familiar with these rules before the tournament. A copy of the rules is available by visiting the library’s main circulation desk or online at www.salem.lib.oh.us. The tournament is open to the adult public and participation is free of cost. Registration is required and may be done online at www.salem.lib.oh.us, at the circulation desk or by calling 332-0042.

Soup available at Calvary UMC

The Community Day Camp of North Lima will hold a grab and go soup fundraiser from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Calvary United Methodist Church, 12062 South Ave., North Lima. Choices of soup are zucchini chowder, wedding, ham and bean, stuffed pepper, baked potato, and broccoli cheese and more The cost is $8 a quart. All proceeds benefit CDCNL’s day camp program held in July.

The business of saving lives

Stark Memorial Funeral and Cremation Services in Salem has taken the opportunity to assist first responders through a marketing initiative that could help save lives. The funeral home asks that you download the Vital ICE (In Case of Emergency) app, from either the Apple App Store or Google Play, for your smart phone and enter in their code: #5139. In the event of an emergency, first responders can use the Vital ICE app to retrieve the user’s vital information. This information can then be easily taken on the ambulance to the hospital, or sent directly to the hospital from the Vital ICE app, where ER staff can further access this critical information. This app is available free to the entire community, regardless of age. Questions about the app can be answered at www.vitalboards.com/vitalice.

Whispering Pines sets senior day

Whispering Pines Village, 937 E. Park, will hold a Winter Senior Day from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday. In addition to a free lunch there will be a craft, music and candy buffet. RSVP is requested at 482-9400.

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