Tom Chmura, field representative of the Salvation Army Northeastern Ohio Division, congratulates Minerva-Malvern Area Salvation Army Service Unit Director the Rev. David Guess, Gary Pearce of Malvern Rotary Club and Valerie Dulaney, Kettle Campaign Chairperson, on raising more than $40,000 during last year's fundraiser.
Tara Fletcher, of Malvern, has been chosen as January student of the month at R.D. Drage Career Technical Center. She is a senior in the cosmetology program and is on the honor roll with perfect attendance. She has been described as being polite, kind and always very helpful. Her teachers say she is an excellent student who excels in everything she does. She is a member of the National Honor Society, National Technical Honor Society, Skills USA, and is an active member of her church.
The power of Pepsi bottle caps cannot be underestimated. The proof of this came when it was announced that Miss Ohio Robyn Hancock would be arriving at Mary Irene Day Elementary School to present the school a check for the money generated by collecting the Pepsi bottle caps. Accompanying Hancock of Grand Rapids, Ohio, was Jenny Schonhoft of Pepsi of Stark County. M.I. Day students collected 9,200 bottle caps, earning them second place in the county. The school received five cents for each bottle cap. The names of students collecting bottle caps were thrown into a drawing to decide who would get their photo taken with Miss Ohio. The students chosen were Stephanie Reed, fifth grade; Lisa Smith, third; and Doug Leasure, second. The $463 the school earned from collecting the caps will be used to purchase classroom items.
Friends, family and staff bid farewell and good luck to Jim Betts, retired superintendent of the Brown Local Schools, at a surprise dinner held in his honor at the school. More than 120 well wishers attended the event. When asked what he intends to do with his time now that he is retired he said, "My two daughters and wife are keeping me busy right now with projects."
Academic Challenge team from Minerva High School competed in Alliance, winning first place and the traveling trophy. They are Kim Cole and Debbie Carter alternates, Suzie Arnold, captain, Rick Hanson and Craig Birkheimer. Advisor is Mrs. Dee Arnold. The school has had a team participating in the competition for nine years, and this is the first time Minerva has placed first.
Microwave cooking will be taught to several first and second-grade students at Malvern Elementary when the mini-course program returns by popular demand. Teaching the class will be Alice Moody. Students will learn how to prepare very basic recipes so they can make their own breakfast or an after-school snack when necessary. They will also put together a cookbook and learn safety rules of cooking with the microwave. The course speaks to a growing need for young children to be less dependent on parents who work outside the home. Two of the children who are signed up for the class include Allison Kennedy and Logan Richards.
"Our Gal Sal." a three act play, will be presented at the Bayard Grange for the benefit of the Donald Fogle family. The play cast includes Susan Powell, Ann Reamern, Diana Richeson, Rex Engle, Linda Brown, Sherry Harsh, Harry Haynam, Bill Richeson and Connie McGeehen.
Kathy Stocker, Jeff Unkefer, Vickie Geiger and Georgianna Dunn have each been named for the 1977 edition of Who's Who In Music, from among students at Malvern High School. The nomination rates them among the country's most outstanding high school music students. Mrs. Shirley Columbo, choir director and head of the school's nominating committee, and the editors of the annual directory, have included the names of these students based on their music ability, academic achievement, service to the community, leadership in extracurricular activities and future potential.
Francis L. Crowl of Union Ave., S.E, was among 126 candidates in Ohio who passed the nationwide examination for certified public accountants. The examination was given in November. The State Board of Accountancy made the announcement. A graduate of Minerva High Hchool, he attended Mount Union College, Kent State University and graduated in June from Akron University with a bachelor of science degree in business administration. For the past five years, Mr. Crowl has been employed as a junior accountant with the firm of Tom Edwards Accounting in Louisville.
Kenneth Currie, of Malvern, was reelected president of the Carroll County Board of Education. Paschol Miles, also of Malvern, was elected vice president. William H. Knisely, Jr., County Superintendent was renamed clerk.
Clyde Crowl has been named district representative of the Pure Oil Co., in Clarksburg, WV, area. A graduate of Minerva High School and a 1955 graduate of Marietta College, Mr. Crowl has been working on the company's training plan in the Columbus area since graduation.
Glenn A. Thomas, having completed schooling at Central Technical Institute in Kansas City, Missouri, has been accepted the position of station agent with Lake Central Airlines at Danville, Ill. In addition to receiving his diploma from C.T.I., he was also awarded a radio operator's license. Thomas graduated from Minerva High School in 1956.
A public fox hunt, sponsored by the Minerva Sportsmen's Club, will be held. Those desiring to participate will meet in the area of city hall. The hunt itself will be held in the vicinity of Whitacre's Crossroads, east of Minerva on the County Line Road, or one mile south of Reick's Dairy off the Lincoln Highway. Headed by Arthur Curry, the committee includes Harry Elton, Robert Farber, W.C. Totten, Sr., W.H. Pearson, Orsa Chance, Leo Davis, Don Baxter, Clem Curry and W.C. Totten, Jr.
Winners of the essay contest sponsored by the American Legion have been chosen by the English instructors of Minerva High School. They are as follows: Barbara Walters and LeVerne Hickle, seniors; Joan Lottz and John Billiter, juniors; Betty Miller and Thomas McNary, sophomores; Norma Brogan and Richard Glass, freshman. Every student in English classes in the high school wrote an essay on the topic "Americanism or?" Supt. H.P. Wisman forwarded the winning essay to the local American Legion Post chairman.