Local author to speak on World War II role of 'Forward Observers'

To their fellow soldiers, they could mean salvation. To the enemy, they were the angels of death. Yet little is known about the role of Forward Observers in World War II.

Author Donald R. Walker of Stow has worked to remedy that.

He will speak on his book, Bracketing the Enemy: Forward Observers in WWII, at St. Luke's Lutheran Church in Cuyahoga Falls (2121 Sixth St.) June 6.

The 7 p.m. talk is being sponsored by the A. C. Voris Camp, Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War and St. Luke's Lutheran Church. The event is free and open to all.

Copies of his book will be available for purchase and autographs after the talk.

Falls Cancer Club Card Party/Raffle on June 9

The Falls Cancer Club Inc. will host its annual Card Party / Raffle on June 9 at Redeemer Lutheran Church (Corner of Portage Trail and Fifth Street) from noon to 3:30 pm. This year's theme is Teapots and A Tea Party. Tickets are advance sales only which reserves a TABLE and are $8 each. There will be a raffle with a color 32-inch TV, a $100 gift card, Porthouse Theatre Tickets, a $100 juicer and more gifts and baskets. The menu is meatball sandwiches and salad and cakes for desert and beverage. Other activities besides the cards will be "grab bags, 50/50 raffle, the "$50 Prize Wheel" and many more door prizes. This isn't only for attendees to play cards. Attendees can do whatever their group wants to do, board games or come and enjoy lunch and all the activities. Most tables are set for four, but the Falls Cancer Club will set up attendees for whatever their needs are. Reserve a spot as soon as possible. Contact Linda at 330-928-1009 or Jane at 330-929-0727 for reservations or call the Falls Cancer Club Inc. at 330-929-2796. All monies go toward paying cancer-related bills for Cuyahoga Falls residents that are registered with the Falls Cancer Club.

Daughters of American Revolution will meet June 10

Members and guests of the Cuyahoga Falls Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution will meet at the home of member Judy Orsine on June 10 for their final meeting of the 2016-2017 year. The Flag Retirement ceremony will begin at 11 a.m., weather permitting, followed by their Revolutionary War Ancestor Roll Call. The picnic luncheon and business meeting will take place after the above. Members and guests are invited to bring flags to be retired and a covered dish to share.

Programs and plans for the 2017-2018 year will be discussed. Service to America volunteer hours will be tallied. Books, puzzles, magazines and other items will be collected to send to the service personnel aboard the USS George H. W. Bush. The Chapter has been having cards signed for the Fourth of July as part of the Ohio Society DAR project to send a card to every service man or woman on the USS George H. W. Bush.

Supplies are being accepted for the grooming bags for the new Marine JROTC cadets at East CLC. Grooming bags will be assembled at the Chapter meeting in October and delivered to the cadets. The JROTC bronze medal was presented to an outstanding senior cadet this spring.

Regent Christina Wagner asks that members bring Betty Crocker Box Tops and Campbell's Labels for Education to send to the DAR schools, food and non-food coupons for those in the military and cancelled stamps to send to veterans' facilities. The group's in-Chapter Book/Garage sale will also have a table for items.

For more information about the DAR check out the National Society DAR web site at www.dar.org or the Ohio Society DAR web site at www.ohiodar.org and their extensive links. Those interested are also welcome to call or email Kathleen Wagner at 330-929-5617 or KLWagner@aol.com.

Zane's Foundation will meet June 13

Zane's Foundation will have a community meeting on June 13 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at The Church in Silver Lake, 2951 Kent Road.

Charisse Montgomery, Certified Patient Advocate, VP of Patient & Family Advocacy Council, Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital, Cleveland, will discuss the topic Reducing Toxins in Your Environment & the Medical Home.

Toxic chemicals can be found everywhere; from the air to the plastic in everyday items. The potential exposure to common toxic materials can be even higher in a home with medical supplies and equipment than in a typical home. This workshop will teach attendees how to take common sense steps to identify the most common sense toxic materials in their homes and work to reduce exposure to them and make a healthier home for the attendees' special needs loved ones.

No child care is available.