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Damascus Garden Club discusses upcoming events

DAMASCUS – The Damascus Garden Club, a member of the Garden Club of Ohio Inc., met at the Pearce House Feb. 10 for its first meeting of the new year. President Marilyn Wingett opened the meeting and welcomed the eight members in attendance. The minutes of the December meeting were read and accepted with no correction. The treasurer reviewed yearly incomes and expenditures and reported a year-end balance which was accepted. A thank-you note from Mahoning Valley Food Bank expressed appreciation for the club’s recent donation.

Wingett asked the club members present to review and report on literature and items that focus on the major areas of interest our local club, as well as the Garden Club of Ohio Inc., and the National Garden Club, encourage.

The club’s 2022 yearbook was reviewed. Wingett discussed the calendar of events planned for the year and highlighted some of the special programs that members can look forward to.

No old business was presented for discussion.

Under new business, a motion to donate to the Nature Conservancy was approved. A move to send a donation to the Garden Club of Ohio Inc. designated for its Seeds of Friendship project was also approved. Members are asked to bring seed packets for the Seeds of Friendship project and bags of wrapped candy for the Easter egg hunt to the March meeting. Val Knoedler will provide bud vases for the March Red Cross community blood drive. Cards were signed for members not able to be present at the meeting. Wingett adjourned the meeting.

Wingett was host for the meeting, and she and officers Janie Morckel and Marcia Spack served a breakfast brunch.

Hicks & Hayseeds hold March monthly meeting

The Hicks & Hayseeds 4-H club met March 1. The members continued working on their Silent Auction donation. After that they enjoyed playing Minute to Win it games.

The treasurer’s and secretary’s reports were read and the pledges were recited. Vice President Emma VonFeldt gave the old and new business. The club is progressing on their fundraiser selling Easter candy.

Two demonstrations were given that night. First was Abby Knoedler, who showed how to make donuts over a camp stove. Colt Knoedler told about whittling and how to safely use those tools.

Members donated cookies and punch for a snack afterwords.

For information on 4-H contact Audrey Dimmerling at 330-870-1165 or email

EP Amateur Radio Club hosts Clipper club

EAST PALESTINE — The March 1 meeting of the East Palestine Amateur Radio club had eight members and nine guests. Members of the Columbiana Clipper Amateur Club, K8LPS, attended the meeting. Colleen Campbell, KB8VAQ, gave information of their club activities, which include Field Day and School Club Round-up. Other guests were interested in Amateur Radio and attended to learn more about the hobby.

Agenda items were: 70 cm repeater, 443.8750 MHZ, is now up and running, although the antenna is somewhat directional, that issue will be resolved later this coming spring. Voice ID and message capability was added to the club repeaters by ND4H.

KC8JKC offered to bring his Food Trailer to Field Day in June.

The next meeting is April 5 at 6 p.m.

As a reminder, the club has four VE’s for license testing, contact ND4H at ND4H@W8GMM.CLUB for information.

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