Ten Malvern Elementary fifth-grade students will attend the Young Authors conference in New Philadelphia on May 18. Young Authors is a writing program sponsored by the Tuscarawas-Carroll-Harrison Educational Service Center. Students attending include Megan Moody, Gina Rosta, Kori Hulit, Seth Cafaro, Savanna Simpson, Kristy Burge, Casey Franquero, Morgan Hubbard, Chase Sarbach and Emily Wolfe.
The Lady Lions won two very important league games to remain in the hunt for the NBC title. Minerva opened the week with a 3-1 win over rival Carrollton. Misti Anderson knocked in all three runs with three doubles while sister Kristi Anderson went 2-for-3 with a run scored. Trailing the entire second game, the Lady Lions scored twice in the botton of the seventh to steal away a victory from Canton South, 3-2.
Malvern's Alpha Sorosis Women's Club named the new officers for 1997-98 club year at an installation banquet held April 23 at Mervers on the Square. Pat LeBeau, outgoing president, presented one new member Chris Johnson and incoming officers, Cathy Harple, president, Marjorie Stollar, vice president, Florence Richards, secretary and Wendy Linhart, treasurer with pink candles and carnations during installation ceremonies.
The Minerva High School Vocal Music Department will be presening "My Fair Lady" on May 9 and 10 in the high school gymnasium. Lead characters include Valerie Kemerer as Elia Doolittle, Joseph Ellis who is cast in the roll of Colonel Pickering and Ryan Bell as Henry Higgins. Rounding out the cast are Casey McCrobie, Krysta Everett, Todd Dieringer, Andrew McNutt, Brandon Dulaney, Nate Snoke, Sherman Reynolds, Jaymi Davidson, Kendra Lewis, Josh Howard, Jerry Denman, Brandy Morris, Virginia Morgan, Trista Shriver, Amanda Noling, Melissa Evans and Jessica Welker.
Randy Clapper and Mel Rogers have been applying a lot of paint to equipment at the Malvern Village Park during the last two weeks. As members of the Community Club of Malvern, they and Chris Rogers have donated many hours of work to help beautify the park.
Two local Ruritan clubs took home honors from the Ohio District Spring Banquet which was held at the Hoover Price Campus Center at Mount Union College in Alliance. The Little Sandy Creek club finished seventh in the state-wide achievement contest, while that club, along with the West Township Club both received the "Blue Ribbon" award as an outstanding club for 1986.
The Physical Education Department instructors at Malvern High School have organized an evening gymnastics display for the public involving more than 100 students in grades 2-12. Ryan Shaffer, Susan Rice, and Dan Dennis of Malvern's physical education department have combined the talents of the students for a display of gymnastics and tumbling routines performed for the public May 5 in the new gym.
Once again the Minerva Bicentennial Park Bike-A-Thon committee has been busy planning for the fourth annual 20-mile bike ride to be held May 15. Donna Powell is chairman. She and her committee hope the community will support the Bike-A-Thon. Riders can raise funds for their favorite non-profit organization. Seventy-five percent of all proceeds will go to the park. Twenty-five percent is designated for the organization of the rider's choice.
A. Nelson Clapper vice-president of Minerva Hardware, Inc. was elected president of the Minerva Lion's Club. He succeeds William A. Weir, chasier of The Minerva Banking Co. President elect Clapper and his family live on U.S. Route 30 west of Minerva. His wife is the former Hazel Kail, their two sons are Larry, a senior at Mt. Union College and Lynn, a junior at Minerva High.
Seventy-four area "small fy" wrangled the other kind of fry Sunday afternoon in the New Franklin pond located on Route 172. The children ages 2-12 fished for two hours before tsking home prizes in 14 categories. Norman Stern was in charge of registration and Clarence Stewart was in charge of the rodeo having furnished the blue gills, bass, catfish and chubs from four to 14 inches in length. The pond was stocked April 14 with a truck load of fish.
Mayor L. C. Lally, chairman of Minerva's 1957 Red Cross Roll call drive has announced a total of $1,874.72 collected toward the goal of $4,790. This amount Chairman Lally stted was fairly good compared to other collections made elsewhere, also the fact that three other national drives were being carried on at the same time.
Superintendant of Minerva Schools Haskell F. Paulding has announced a class of 104 seniors will graduate at the annual Minerva High School commencement exercises. The commencement speaker will be J.B. Rosenurgy D.D. Minister of the First Methodist Church of Newark.
Plans for Mother's Day are being made by the New Alexander Christian Church. Mr. and Mrs. Walter Hahlen and Miss Lois Williams were recent Salem callers. Mr. and Mrs. Lorin Ruff and daughters Eileen and Mrs. Wm. Engle and son were Sunday dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. John Hahlen of Alliance Road.
Combining heads-up base running with a couple of good breaks, an alert Augusta nine annexed the Carroll County Class B baseball crown by tripping Magnolia 3-2 on Monday afternoon on the latter's diamond. The Augusta aggregation had gained the finals by virtue of a 29-3 shellacking of Sherrodsville last week.