PARKER INSTALLED: The Order of DeMolay recently installed James B. Parker VI as master councilor of Warren DeMolay. Jim is the son of Boardman resident Jill Parker and Canfield resident James B. Parker V.

Brother Parker is a freshman at Boardman High School.  He is a drummer with the band. In junior high, he was in the band, was a member of the Bowling Team and was an Honor Student.

Jim splits his attendance between New Life Church in Poland and Christ’s Church in Boardman. His activities in church include working the church services as acolyte, communion server, collecting the offering and usher.

Jim joined the Warren Chapter, Order of DeMolay just after his 12th birthday in January 2014. He has served several offices in preparation to lead his Brothers to advance his High School fraternity.  Parker has completed the R.D. (Representative DeMolay) and Leadership Course part one.  He has achieved recognition for his participation sporting many levels of numerous Merit Bars covering service to his community and his fellow members.

DeMolay’s beginnings go back to 1919 in Kansas City, Mo.  A 29 year old Freemason with 9 teenagers formed the first chapter.  DeMolay is a Masonicly sponsored youth group for young men with ages ranging from 12 to 21. DeMolay grew rapidly and over the next few years, news of DeMolay spread across our country and eventually Chapters formed across the world.  DeMolay is nearly 100 years old and boosts over 4 million members.

The Warren Chapter meetings are 3 p.m. on the second and fourth Sundays of each month. Moms, Dads Grandparents Senior DeMolays and Master Masons are always welcome at any activity. Open meetings are also part of the agenda. For contact information:  contact Jim Parker, IV Chairman at 330-533-0665 or email

TRAVEL CLUB TRAVELS: The Trumbull County Travel Club met recently for a pre-departure meeting at the Howland SCOPE.  Members will leave Thursday for Bethlehem, Pa., and New York City for the Rockettes Show.

The 2017 schedule was discussed with three of the mini-vacations in place. The club is open to any person over the age of 21. There is no membership fee to belong to the club. Members come together at least four times a year with the next meeting planned for March at the Howland SCOPE.  The group travels by motor coach, train and air. When flying, all members leave together from Howland and return as a group from the airport.

The day trips will soon be in place. Join the group this coming spring to Savannah, Beaufort, Charleston and Jeckyll Island. There are only 10 seats remaining on this outing departing April 24-30 with final payment due Feb. 1. Information is available for this trip as well as the Sept. 26-28 vacation to Kentucky to visit “Noah’s Ark.” Literature can be obtained on all trips by sending a stamped, self- addressed, business size envelope to the secretary. Call Peggy at 330-856-5398 for an address.

PORTAGE PWP DANCE: Portage County Chapter 600 of International Parents Without Partners will hold a dinner dance 6:30 to 11 p.m. Dec. 3 at the Ritchie Memorial Shelter House, 109 West Ave., Tallmadge.

Open to the public, non-memers are invited to join the PWP members in celebrating the “Putting on the Ritz” dance theme.

For reservations and more information, call Mary at 330-947-2867 or Warrine at 330-322-9559 by Wednesday.