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Looking Back…in our files

60 YEARS AGO
From 1957 FPS Files

The three volunteers answering Carroll County’s induction call No. 87 into the Armed Services included Lewis E. Dunlap of Rt. 2, Carrollton, leader; Charles Bullock of Rt. 1, Dellroy, and Richard Hardgrove of 544 2nd St. NW, Carrollton.

William J. Shepherd Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. William J. Shepherd of Rt. 1, Carrollton, was named instrumental music instructor at Sandy Valley High School, succeeding Arthur E. Theil, who resigned to accept a position as music supervisor at Carrollton High School left vacant by the resignation of Del Baroni.

Nelson Kaye Blosser resigned as principal at Carrollton High School to accept a similar position at Washington Court House, OH.

Carrollton’s Cub Scout Pack was organized Dec. 31, 1946, with A. L. Roof as cubmaster. Members included Jerry Danley, Lynn Markley, John Stratton, Paul Leggett, Chuck McCully, Larry Davis, Ronnie Schneider, Jim Beckley, Dick Hiler, Jim DeLong, Dick Hardgrove, Jack Lumley, Jim McElroy and Jack McCort.

Steeple to Street

I love to be a part of mission teams- in my own community, around my country and around the world. As we read in Matthew 25: 19-20 “Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”

I do feel that God has called each and every one of us into the Mission field to do just what the Scripture says, “make disciples of all nations.” Some of you may be saying I really don’t want to leave home, I don’t want to travel. My response is look around you. Who in your backyard, in your community, in your workplace can you help? How can you be the hands and feet of Jesus?

God has called each and every one of us to do great things- he wants us to put down our cell phones, computers, the Internet and all the other things you are doing to focus on spreading His Love. We are given opportunities each day to be His Hands and Feet to your neighbors, friends, the people you work and go to school with as well as a few people you do not know yet.

Ask God to guard your steps, give you the words to say and help you fulfill the Destiny He has set out before you. Because of your obedience He will rain down great blessings in your life and guard your heart.

Go and make disciples!!

Rev. Kimberly Arbaugh

The Bridge

Looking Back…in our files

60 YEARS AGO
From 1957 FPS Files

The Carroll County Fair Board approved the construction of a new speed barn at the fairgrounds.

Tom Tam, a Carrollton Boy Scout, was among those who shook hands with Vice President Richard Nixon during Nixon’s tour of Valley Forge, PA, where eight members of Carrollton’s Scout Troop and their Scoutmaster Merle Coe were attending the National Jamboree of Boy Scouts of America.

Rev. Ralph Brumbaugh of Rt. 3, Carrollton, accepted the pastorate of West Park Methodist Church and the newly formed Banton Ridge Methodist Church in the Steubenville area.

Larry Brackin of Rt. 3, Carrollton, was pictured with corn growing over his head and in tassel on the 4th of July.

Steeple to Street

“Like a snow-cooled drink at harvest time is a trustworthy messenger to the one who sends him; he refreshes the spirit of his master.” Proverbs 25:13 NIV:

What refreshes you on a hot summer day or after a long day’s work? I often work up a good sweat when working on the farm or weeding the garden or flower beds. I’m a bit of a machine once I get started. I work and I work until I feel so tired I don’t think I can move another step.

It’s at this point I go for some water or something cold to drink and I realize how thirsty I have become. Although it is just plain water or ice tea – nothing special, as the cool liquid touches the back of my mouth, my whole body rejoices at the refreshment. There is nothing quite like it.

Letter to the Editor

To the Editor:

On Tuesday, July 4, 2017, information appeared in many media outlets from the Associated Press (AP), which indicated that President Donald Trump has proposed eliminating heating aid for low-income Americans, claiming that it’s no longer necessary and rife with fraud. People needn’t worry about being left in the cold, he says, because utilities cannot cut off customers in the dead of winter.

Although the AP states he is wrong on all counts, it only addresses the fact that it is not rife with fraud and ignores the fact that people can and have been shut off from their gas and/or electric services no matter what time of the year it is. I appreciated the fact that 86-year-old Richard Perkins was quoted as always worrying about how he is going to stay warm during the cold Maine winters. He heats with fuel oil, which is something that LIHEAP covers, in addition to propane, coal, wood, kerosene, and regulated/non-regulated utilities. We struggle to keep the most vulnerable warm in the winter and cool in the summer.

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