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Looking Back…in our files

From 1958 FPS Files

Carrollton High School seniors, under the leadership of supt. J. W. Herron, were photographed while visiting the Luray Caverns in Virginia during their senior trip to Washington, DC.

Ralph V. Courtright, owner of the Ford-Mercury auto agency in Carrollton, died at the age of 58.

Senator John W. Bricker announced Dellroy was to get a new post office building.

A photo of 20 of the 25 members of the Carnation Grandmothers Club 473 of Malvern and New Harrisburg, was published in the May 28, 1958, issue of The FPS.

Properly display the American flag

As Memorial Day approaches, American flags will begin to show up in yards, on porches, in front of businesses and many other places.

The holiday provides an excellent opportunity to educate the public on the proper way to display the American flag.

When hoisting a flag on a flag pole, the following rules should be applied:

*Hoist the flag briskly;

*Lower it ceremoniously:

*Do not allow it to touch anything beneath it, such as the ground, water or the floor.

Steeple to Street

Matthew 6: 5-13 is a part of what we generally call the Sermon on the Mount. Here in these verses, Jesus is telling his disciples how to pray. It is the only request that the disciples made of him. They did not ask how to preach, or heal, or baptize but in Luke 11: 1 they asked him, “Lord, teach us to pray, as John also taught his disciples.” What he taught them next is sometimes referred to as “The Lord’s Prayer” or “The Model Prayer”. Either way we gain an insight into how the Lord wanted us to communicate with His Father in Heaven. Most of you know it and have it memorized:

In this manner, therefore, pray: Our Father in heaven, Hallowed be Your name.

Your kingdom come. Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.

Give us this day our daily bread.

And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.

And do not lead us into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one.

For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen. (NKJV)

Looking Back….in our files

From 1958 FPS files

Carrollton High School’s 76th annual commencement exercises were set for May 29 with speeches to be given by William Kerr and Sandra Lloyd, the class valedictorian and salutatorian, respectively.

Edward F. Lawler, a former Carrollton postmaster and editor of the former Carroll Chronicle, a Carrollton weekly newspaper, died at the age of 84.

The Carrollton High School band was invited by George “Red” Bird, publicity director of the championship Cleveland Browns football team, to play for a halftime show Nov. 30 at Cleveland stadium.

Minerva High School’s commencement was set for May 29 for the 112 graduating seniors. Named as class valedictorian and salutatorian, respectively, were Linda Logan and Gene Desmond.

Steeple to Street

I have been reading in the letters of Paul to the churches. While they are rich in theology, they are also a wealth of information for practical daily living. How to treat people whether rich or poor, how to deal with those who are bullies, how to act as Christians in a secular world, how to interact with your government, how to love, how to pray and how to serve are all a part of those letters. It is a real guide to the Christian on how to live in the 21st Century.

The verse that always sticks out to me from there is one that is probably a familiar verse to you. Perhaps it is even your life verse or at least one you have memorized. It is from the letter to the Philippians, chapter 4 and verse 13:

“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” (NKJV)

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