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Looking Back…in our files

60 YEARS AGO
From 1957 FPS Files

A sign of progress was noted when 23 fluorescent type street lights in the downtown business district of Carrollton were turned on. The switch during a “Night into Day” program was thrown by Mayor Lee Stafford.

Quilting since 1929, Mrs. Jennie George completed her 200th quilt with a Dresden plate design.

Dave Hemming was elected president of the newly formed Carrollton Mighty Mite Baseball Association.

The Ohio Department of Highway revised the speed limit on SR 171 through New Harrisburg from 35 to 45 mph.

Announcement was made of the Oct. 31 closing of the Pattersonville Post Office.

Steeple to Street

What Exactly is a Christian?

John 1:12 – Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God.

For as long as Christ has been alive people have always questioned what it meant to be a follower of Christ or a Christian. Some people say that they are a Christian just because they go to church. Other people claim that they are Christians because they are nice to other people. While those things our good and part of what it means to be a Christian the Bible tells us that there is more to being a Christian than going to church and being nice. John 1:12 tells us that we need to receive God and believe in him to be called his children. To best understand the verse, we need to dissect it.

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor:

In his novel “The Mayor of Casterbridge” (a mid 19th century English village), Thomas Hardy observed that: “The gigs and vans disappeared one by one till there was not a vehicle in the street. The time of the riding world was over; the pedestrian world held sway”.

To the everyday risk taking pedestrians in this 21st century village I say isn’t it devoutly to be wished?

Allen Richard Vensel

Carrollton, OH

Looking Back…in our files

60 YEARS AGO
From 1957 FPS Files

Prior to the opening of the 1957-58 school term, superintendents and principal of Carroll County’s nine county schools met with County Supt. Robert H. Longsworth in the common pleas courtroom. The individual school districts included Monroe Local schools at Dellroy, Augusta schools, Brown Local Schools at Malvern, Perry Local at Perrysville, East Local, Fox Local at Mechanicstown, New Harrisburg, Lee Local at Harlem Springs and Loudon Local at Kilgore.

Mrs. Charles (Beulah) McFarland served as general chairman of a chicken barbeque held in conjunction with the National Home Demonstration Council meeting in Columbus.

Majorettes for Carrollton High School’s 1957 marching band included Kaye McCausland, head majorette; Linda Marshall and Sandy McCully, assistants; Connie George, Frances Shotwell, Barbara McFadden, Kaye Ellen Smith and Marjorie Walton. Substitutes were Lois and Louise Martin.

James G. Paulet, 28, was named the Minerva Lions new football coach.

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor:

I went to my local grocery store recently – Woods Grocery. I’ve been going in there since   Jimmy Woods’  dad, Bob Woods,  invented  the  place.

Our kids called it the “Apple  Store.” I remember one of our kids taking a pack of  Lifesavers  without  paying  for it.  Chip off the ol’ block.  Anyway, I can still remember standing in line at that grocery store and some guy in the line said I should not write letters about  Malvern  Village Council  because I don’t live in Malvern.  I told him I don’t live in Savannah, GA, either but I write about Paula Dean. I thought about that guy today as I was walking around the store as it’s being remodeled, refurbished, re-invented.  Amongst the turmoil that accompanies such projects, I thought how cool and kind the employees were as we all negotiated the terrain and asked our dumb questions.  “Hi Mike (head honcho of the Meat Department), do you know where the meat is?”

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