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Letters to the Editor

To the Editor:

It’s time again to get ready for Boy Scout Troop 141’s annual Ham Dinner.

We almost decided to cancel the dinner because of the lack of volunteers to man the kitchen, but I said we will manage somehow.

I will be cooking in the kitchen this year. It looks like we will have a lot of help from Betty Kaye Bakery. Bill Abrahims wants us to succeed! With the help of everyone we will succeed!


Mark Walters

Retired Scout Master

Boy Scout Troop 141

Looking Back…in our files

From 1958 FPS Files

Carroll County’s champion cherry pie baker wasBetty Furey, a student at Malvern High School, while Vera Mae Gorrell, a sophomore at Carrollton High School placed second.

Henry Shal of Rt. 1, Amsterdam, was the newly-elected president of the Carroll County Youth Council.

Mrs. Ruby Cope of Carrollton and Mrs. Beulah McFarland of Rt. 3, Carrollton, were recommended by their respective Republican and Democrat party members for four-year appointments on the Carroll County Board of Elections.

An open house was set for Jan. 19 for Minerva’s new dental clinic shared by Dr. John Snively and Dr. Tom Wolf.

Looking Back…in our files

From 1958 FPS Files

Vasbinder Hardware, one of the oldest business establishments in Carrollton, was sold to Kenneth A. Widder of Carrollton, who also purchased the three-story building at 75 W. Main St., which houses the store.

Gerald Allmon was named president of the Carrollton Exempted Village board of education.

Invested as tenderfoot scouts in Carrollton’s Boy Scout Troop 141 were Michael Karns, Tom Kean, Victor Arbogast and Craig Winters.

The Conotton Valley Rockets had a set of four senior girls leading their cheering section. They included Nancy Rutledge, Joyce Caldwell, Janice Baily and Janet Brake.

Steeple to Street

As we begin a new year, I have been reviewing 2017 and setting my eyes upon 2018 to where the Lord wants me to go.

Colossians 3:1-2 says “Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God.  Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things.”

Since we have been raised to a new life in Jesus, we are told to seek those things which are above. The verb “seek” is in the Present Tense – Imperative Mode. In other words we are told to continually be seeking those things which are above. The second verse builds on that thought by telling us to set our affections on things above, not on things on the earth. The word “affections” refers to the mind. We are told here to focus our thoughts on heavenly things, not earthly things. We are to set our minds on the things of God and on the things that bring glory to Him.

We are to live like Jesus lived. We are to live out the fruit of the Spirit in our lives day by day. We are challenged to live out our lives with genuine spiritual values and not the values of a fallen world.

As we give our attention to these spiritual and heavenly things we are enabled to live a heavenly, holy, God-honoring life in this world.


Rev. Damon Spurgeon

Dellroy Church of the Nazarene

Letter to the Editor

To the Editor:

I had the honor and the privilege this past Christmas season of coordinating the Marine Corp Reserve Toys for Tots Campaign for Coshocton, Harrison and Tuscarawas Counties.

There is no way to personally thank everyone who gave toys, cash and volunteered their time and space for collections and giveaways to our children and families during this season, so area children could have toys for Christmas. However, I would like to highlight a couple of the events.

Several hundred children were served at the Sherrodville Lions Club, which provided for Harrison County and Tuscarawas County children. Many of these children were also served at my place of business. Thanks to the Helping Hands and Crossroads Restaurant at Magnolia, where children received amazing toys on a snowy winter night. The restaurant’s owners opened their doors and their hearts to the program.

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