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Area Briefing

Free photography class

The Museum of Ceramics is offering a free photography class with Fred Miller. Get sage advice as Miller reveals “The Secrets of Photographing Pottery and Small Objects” at 6 p.m. Thursday. Ceramic pieces from the museum’s collection will be available to photograph. Participants are also encouraged to bring small items that they would like to shoot. Any type of camera, from DSLR to cell phone, may be used. Call the museum during open hours for information at 330-386-6001.

Bark in the Park 2022

The Restoration and Beautification Committee of Columbiana’s (R&B) Firestone Dog Park Committee will host Bark in the Park 2022, a National Dog Park Day celebration, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 30 in the Harvey S. Firestone Recreational Park. Held near the Walking Trail (behind the Clipper Baseball Field) in Firestone Park, Bark in the Park 2022 guests will enjoy pet-friendly vendors, pet adoptions, trick demos/“tricks for treats,” prizes and giveaways. Designed to raise awareness and funds for the Firestone Dog Park, offer a glimpse of the community dog park’s expanded paw-print, support local pet-friendly businesses and charities, as well as showcase the natural beauty of the historic park, Bark in the Park 2022 is the second such event hosted by the Firestone Dog Park Committee.

Tops 1341

Tops 1341 met at the Glenmoor Presbyterian Church April 4 with Darlene Naukam, leader, presiding. Brenda Miller was best loser and Dorothy Garn was runner up. The monthly best loser was Kandice Kraft and Cathy Wollam was runner up. Brenda Miller was also monthly calorie chart winner.

The drawing winners were: Cathy Wollam 50/50, Dorothy Garn calorie chart, Pat Allison weight loss, Mary Gailey junk food, and Judy McComas jackpot winner.

Losing three weeks in a row were Brenda Miller and Dorothy Garn. Three times in the losers book was Brenda Miller. Brenda Miller now holds the travel box. There are three Tops remaining on the check.

Darla Varney presented a program discussing how minimal sodium added to your foods produces a positive effect on brain stimulation. Also discussed was the positive effects of happy reading and inhaling certain fragrances to suppress cravings. Dena White will present he program next week.

The meetings are held on Mondays (excluding) holidays at the church. Weigh in from 1:15 to 2 p.m. The meeting follows from 2 to 2:45 p.m. New members are welcome and can contact 330-424-5027 for further information.

Tops 1957

Tops 1957 of Wellsville met March 29 at the Living Well Church with leader Barb Tranter opening the meeting with pledges, roll call and then Mary Schmidt led the group in prayer.

Tops best loser was Schmidt and Tranter wore the officers ribbon. Connie Hissam won the dimes and Alice Eckstein turned in ten weight loss slips for a tea towel.

Gladys Buzzard was recognized for having lost 10 pounds. Buzzard was the best loser for the month of March.

Diane Carnegie and Martha Baxter donated a gift card that was won by Buzzard.

Mary Jarvis gave an update on the egg contest.

The Nono for next week is all sugar snacks.

These members were recognized for having perfect attendance for the last three months: Alice Eckstein, Peggy Imburgia, Mary Jarvis, Donna Lee and Barb Tranter.

Tranter read a letter from Diane Hebert talking about a “Spring Bucket List.”

Hissam gave the program titled “Exiting The Rollercoaster.”

Tranter read a funny story and then closed the meeting wishing all a good week.

Tops 2231

Tops 2231 met April 5 at Boyce Church Anna St with Co Leader Dottie Seevers presiding. The meeting opened up with the pledge of allegiance and roll call.

Cassy Stephens gave the treasurer report and Pam Fouse gave the secretary report.

Tops best loser was Fouse. Seevers was the Kops best loser and was also the officer best loser.

Jean Ferrebee, Verla Betteridge and Seevers had six weeks weight loss.

Kops in leeway are Stephens, Betteridge, Ferrebee and Seevers.

The no no’s are pizza and cookies.

Ferrebee won the calorie charts. Fouse won the dimes and Jerry Kontnier won the 50/50.

Fouse read an article on Eat This To Help Regulate Blood Sugar and Why You Should Eat Snacks.

Seevers closed the meeting with Prayer requests followed by the Lord’s Prayer. New and former members are always welcome on Tuesday at 11 a.m.

Practical Nursing course

Columbiana County Career & Technical Center Adult Education is now offering a part-time, evening Practical Nursing course for people who are working, raising children, or want to take a slower paced program. The course will begin on July 7 and is two to three evenings per week from 3 to 9 p.m. For information or to get started training for a new career, call Kevin at 330-424-9561, ext. 176.

Red Closs blood drive

Everyday Church, 1298 Lincoln Ave., Chester, will host a Red Cross blood drive from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. April 27. Register by going to redcrossblood.org and entering 26034 in the “Find a Blood Drive” search area.

Tiny Art Show at Carnegie Public Library

Individuals are invited to display their artistic talents in the Tiny Art Show at Carnegie Public Library in East Liverpool. Register to receive a mini art kit and create a masterpiece. The kit includes a mini canvas, paint brush, paint, and color mixing chart. When completed, return it to the library by April 29 to be part of the show. Registration has already started. Open to patrons 13 years and older. The art will be displayed in May.

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