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County Briefing

COVID-19 booster clinic

The East Liverpool City Health District will hold a Moderna COVID-19 booster clinic from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 3 at the East Liverpool Community Learning Center (former Trinity Church), 110 Maine Blvd. No appointment is necessary, but officials please spread arrival times through the day. They anticipate having plenty of doses available. To qualify for a booster, vaccine recipients must have receive their last dose of the Moderna, Pfizer, or Johnson & Johnson vaccine before May 3 and meet the following Centers for Disease Control guidelines to be eligible: age 65 or older, be 18 or older with an increased risk because of underlying health conditions; or live/work in high risk settings. Please bring your vaccine card with you.

Columbiana Cemetery

All spring and summer decorations at Columbiana Cemetery must be removed by November 7 or they will be discarded.

‘Cook’s Night Off’

Winona United Methodist Church, 32114 Winona Road, will host its “Cook’s Night Off” drive-thru dinner from 4 to 6 p.m., or sold out, Nov. 3. The meal will include creamed chicken on a biscuit, mashed potatoes, corn, and pumpkin dessert for a suggested donation of $10. Dinners can be pre-ordered anytime before noon that day by calling the church office at 330-222-1211. Pre-ordered dinners must be picked up by 6 p.m.

Underground Railroad tours

The Salem Historical Society is offering Underground Railroad tours on the Quakertown Trolley at 10 a.m. Nov. 8th and 2 p.m. Nov. 13. All riders are requested to wear a mask. The docent takes passengers back in time to the late 1850s. Following the sharing of many stories, the travelers will return to the 21st century with a better understanding of the plight of slaves, the working of the Underground Railroad and the abolitionist movement that flourished in Salem prior to the Civil War. Since the homes are private and entrance not possible, flashed on a screen inside the trolley will be slides to show pictures of the insides of the homes, Underground Railroad hiding places, and several abolitionists who lived in or visited them. The slides will also help clarify the historical information presented during the program. The tour will last approximately an hour and half with loading at 239 S. Lundy St. and a minimum of 15 is necessary. The Gift Shop will be open before or after the tour. Call 330-337-6733 to reserve seats. The call will be returned.

Salem banquet

Salem Community Foundation’s Youth in Philanthropy (YIP) are sponsoring the Thursday meal at the Banquet in Salem. The free drive-up meal begins at 5 p.m. at the Salem Memorial Building and will include sloppy joes, cheesy shredded potatoes, corn, applesauce, fresh vegetables, fresh fruit, and pudding. The YIP students will be distributing Scholastic Books to all school-aged children attending the Banquet in Salem free meal. The Scholastic Book grant was made possible by the Mary Durstine McArtor Reynolds Memorial Giving Fund of Tequesta, Florida. The Mary Durstine McArtor Reynolds Memorial Giving Fund was established to honor and continue Mary’s lifelong pursuit of meaningful giving to others and is committed to the well-being of children. Mary Reynolds spent a happy and memorable childhood in Salem in the 1970s. She passed away at the age of 55 on Jan. 7, 2020 after a courageous five-year battle with metastatic endometrial cancer. Reynolds devoted much of her adult life volunteering and championing many projects to improve the health and educational well-being of children. Her quiet leadership, grace, compassion, and commitment to the well-being of others impacted all who were fortunate enough to know and work alongside her.

Winter crisis program

The Community Action Agency of Columbiana County (CAA) will be taking applications for the Winter Crisis Program from Nov. 1 through March 31 at the Lisbon office, 7860 Lincole Place (rear). Appointments can be made by calling the automated scheduling system at 330-892-8880. Effective immediately until further notice, there will be no face-to-face appointments for energy assistance at this location. All applications during this time will be completed over the phone to prevent the spread of COVID-19. For information contact 330-424-4013.

ELHSAA dinner

The East Liverpool High School Alumni Association’s November drive thru dinner will be held on Nov. 11. This month’s meal features spaghetti and meatballs, salad, bread and a brownie for $10. Reservations can be made by calling the ELHSAA Clock Tower at 330-385-0591. Leave name and the number of dinners to order by noon Nov. 8. Pick up will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Nov. 11.

BL Class of 1972

A meeting is set for 6 p.m. Thursday at the Peter Metrovich Community Room in St. Clair Township Administration Building to continue planning the 50th reunion of the Beaver Local Class of 1972. All class members are welcome to attend and assist with planning the event, which will be held July 2, 2022 in the Beaver Local cafeteria. Updated information is also needed for all members of the class, whether or not they graduated, so invitations can be sent. Classmates should submit information to any of the following via private message on their Facebook pages: Christy Moore Carr, Pamela Hillberry, Kippy Burcham Steffen, William Pancake or Jo Ann McKahan Bobby-Gilbert.

Mahoning Valley Rescue Mission

The board and staff of the Rescue Mission of the Mahoning Valley invite the public to preview the new building at 1300 Martin Luther King Blvd., Youngstown. An Outdoor Ribbon Cutting Ceremony will be held at 2 p.m. Friday Nov. 12 for the $8 million project. Following the Ribbon Cutting there will be a community open house of the 50,000-square-foot ministry from 2:30 to 6 p.m. RSVP for the event at www.rescuemissionmv.org/rsvp. Tours are available at 2 and 4 p.m. Nov. 14, 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Nov. 15 for those who cannot make the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony. Each tour will have 30 spots. RSVP at www.rescuemissionmv.org/rsvp. To watch the video invite from John Muckridge, CEO of the Rescue Mission of the Mahoning Valley, visit https://vid.us/zflp0i.

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