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  • __Twirlers to host Night at the Races fundraiser March 4, 2015

    A “NIGHT AT THE RACES” fundraiser will be held at the Niles Knights of Columbus Hall, to benefit local twirlers who will be competing in the World Baton Twirling Championships.
    The event will be held on Saturday, March 14, 2105 beginning at 6:30 p.m. Cost of admission to the Night at the Races will be $5.00 per person. Eleven races will be shown during the event and guests will have the opportunity to place wagers on their favorite horses.
    In addition to the horse racing, several Gift Baskets will be raffled off and a 50-50 raffle will be held.
    Snacks and non-alcoholic beverages will be provided to all those who attend the event. Guests are welcome to bring their own foods and alcoholic beverages.
    There are still horse and race sponsorships available for anyone who would like to support the twirlers and their efforts. Anyone is able to sponsor a horse for $10.00 and the sponsor gets to name the horse. Businesses or individuals are able to sponsor one of the races for a donation of $50.00.
    The event will support five local twirlers who have qualified to compete at the World Championships in Lignano Sabbiadoro, Italy. They are members of the National Baton Twirling Association United States Twirling Team.
    Jillian Swauger, Claudia Swauger, Marissa Pierce, Analise Powell and Isabella Rexroad will all compete for Team USA. Jillian Swauger is a sophomore and the Feature Twirler in the Niles McKinley High School marching band. Claudia Swauger attends Niles Middle School and Rexroad attends Niles Intermediate School. Pierce attends West Middlesex Middle School while Powell attends John F. Kennedy School.
    The girls earned their spots on the team based upon their performances at the National Twirling Championships last July.
    The “Night at the Races” fundraiser will help the girls cover the cost of competing in the event, including competition fees, practice facility rental fees and travel expenses.
    Anyone wishing to sponsor a horse, sponsor a race, donate, or purchase tickets can contact Kellee Swauger at 330-360-2605, Anne Marie Pierce at 724-866-5287 or Kana Rexroad at 330-240-6627.

  • __ Canfield High School Students compete in speech competition March 4, 2015

    At a recent Canfield Rotary luncheon meeting, four members of the Canfield High School speech team competed in Rotary’s annual 4 Way Speech Competition.
    In preparing their presentation for the 4-Way Test Speech Competition, students are to use the framework of Rotary’s Four Way Test.
    Rotary’s Four-Way Test is one of Rotary’s hallmarks and has prospered in the years since it was developed to rescue a failing business during the Great Depression.
    The simple words, phrased as questions, – “Is it the Truth?” “Is it fair to all concerned?” “Will it build goodwill and better friendships?”
    “Will it be beneficial to all concerned?” serve as a clarion call to youth today as they continue their ethical and moral journey.
    The essence of the Four Way Test is embedded in the speeches of contestants.
    Participants offer a 21st Century take on this simple statement that assists one to find and hold their moral compass in a world that often does not find favor in pursuits of that nature.
    Students use creative contemporary examples to hew to the high moral principle of the tenets of Rotary’s Four Way Test. The 24 words of the Four-Way Test are congruent with religious and moral principles and provide an exemplary guide for one’s personal and professional life.
    Mia Battaglia, Canfield’s first place winner, will be competing in Canton on Saturday, 21 March with students representing the 47 participating Rotary clubs in District 6650. Madelyn Urig placed second; Alex Kan and Jordan Audia tied for third place.

  • __ Auxiliary of St. Joseph Warren Hospital hosts city Federation March 4, 2015

    The February meeting of the Warren City Federation of Women’s Club was hosted by the Auxiliary of St. Joseph Warren Hospital who provided beautiful valentine centerpieces that were also raffle prizes and cupcakes for dessert.
    The program featured Julia Pisansky, Development Associate for Beatitude House. “Beatitude House wants to meet you” was the topic of her presentation. Beatitude House was opened in 1991 by Sister Margaret Scheetz as a way to reach out to homeless mothers in Youngstown. Beatitude House has grown to collaborate with the YWCA in Warren as well as several other organizations. It serves disadvantaged women and children in Mahoning, Trumbull and Ashtabula Counties.
    The ladies were very generous in their community outreach and brought cleaning supplies for Beatitude House.

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