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Salem Preservation Meeting

There will be plenty to discuss at the next Salem Preservation rally at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Smucker House on South Broadway. Some of the topics will include the final stages of the McCulloch Park project, the announcement of the historic Reilly Banner Class of 2022, upcoming QR tours through the decades of downtown Salem, and the new “Operation Scrubbing Bubbles” the Downtown Salem Building Cleanup Initiative. Salem area residents are invited to contribute their thoughts on these and other topics that will be on the agenda. For more information, visit or call 330-337-6829.

Red, white and blue mass

Our Lady of Lourdes will honor veterans, frontline public safety workers, healing professionals and members of the legal profession with a special red, white and blue Mass at 6 p.m. on November 10. A chili and cornbread reception will follow the mass at Lourdes Hall. Everyone is welcome regardless of religious affiliation.

Drive-In Chicken Dinner

Calvary United Methodist Church, 12062 South Ave, North Lima, will host a Chicken Drive-Through Dinner from 3-6 p.m. or full on November 10. Dinner will include stuffed chicken breast, mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans and a brownie for $9. Book your dinners by calling 330-549-2588.

Sale of EP books

The Friends of Eastern Palestine Memorial Public Library will be holding a book sale from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday in the library basement, 309 N. Market St. A “sale of bags” for books at a cost of $5 will be presented each day. There is a wide variety of hardcover and paperback books. There are also DVDs, books on tape, puzzles and games available for 50 cents each.

Santa’s Paws

The Columbiana County Humane Society is sponsoring, its second annual Santa Paws is Coming to Town, a photo opportunity with Santa, Mrs. Clause and their elf, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 12 at Columbiana Firestone Park in the pavilion near the duck pond. Family pets are welcome to have their picture taken with clauses, alone or with family members. The cost is $20 and all proceeds will go to the Columbiana County Humane Society, a donation-only shelter that serves abused and neglected animals. Two photos will be taken electronically and sent to the buyer within two days of the event. Make reservations and pay online at The setup includes secure access for all pets, a seasonal rummage sale and raffle baskets. For more information, contact the Columbiana County Humane Society’s FaceBook page or the shelter’s website.

Thanksgiving Community Meal

The Way Station of Columbiana will host its free Thanksgiving Community Meal on November 23 at the Upper Room Fellowship, 500 Sponseller Road in Columbiana. Dinner will be served shortly after 4:30 p.m. once the meal is blessed. After dinner, everyone is invited to join the Columbiana Ministerial Association in the sanctuary for a service of gratitude. To donate or volunteer for the event, call 330-482-5072.

Veterans Breakfast at Crestview

Crestview High School will host a breakfast on Nov. 11 for any veteran who wishes to attend, and those with family in the school district are welcome to attend with the veteran. Breakfast starts at 8:00 a.m. in the college cafeteria. The program will begin at 9 a.m. in the PAC honoring all branches of the military with a military guest speaker. All are invited. Anyone wishing to attend the breakfast should call 330 482-4744. The breakfast is sponsored by the Crestview High School Leo Club.

homemade meatballs

The Sacred Heart Ladies Guild is once again sponsoring a homemade meatballs in gravy drive-thru fundraiser. Get a one-quarter container of six meatballs in gravy for $10. Orders must be placed by Nov. 7, with pickup at the Sacred Heart Center parking lot, Chester, WV Nov. 12 between noon and 2 p.m.

Salem Historical Society

The Salem Historical Society will meet at 7 p.m. Nov. 8 at the Shaffer Library, 239 S. Lundy Ave. After a short business meeting, Peggy (Loughner) Fisher will present the program “Daddy Comes Home” memoir of his father Earl Loughner, an American prisoner of war (POW) during World War II. This book was authored containing numerous segments by Corporal Earl E. Loughner writing in his own words shortly after his return from enduring some of the worst atrocities soldiers have experienced in the Philippines and Japan. Guests will not only be able “feel” his struggles, but get a glimpse of what his family was going through during his time missing, knowing he was a POW, and after he returned home. He was released on August 15, 1945 after surviving the Bataan Death March and 3½ years as a POW. Although Loughner died when Fisher was 7, she loved her father and always thought of him. After watching the movie “Uninterrupted.” she began to get a glimpse of the real war. This book was written from her heart and she hopes guests will enjoy her presentation. Non-members are welcome. Contact the Salem Historical Society at 330-337-8514 for more information.

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