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The Empty Tomb

Luke 24:1-12

This past week we commemorated four of the greatest events in human history:

  1. The greatest battle…Jesus in Gethsemane;
  2. The greatest sacrifice…God’s only Son, the perfect Lamb;
  3. The greatest miracle…possibility of transformation;
  4. The greatest discovery…the empty tomb!

The empty tomb validates every claim, verifies every promise Jesus ever made! It gives Calvary its redemptive flow – the power of redemption!

In I Corinth 15: 14, 17-22, “And if Christ is not risen, then our preaching is empty…And if Christ is not risen, your faith is futile; you are still in your sins. If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men the most pitiable. But now Christ is risen from the dead.


Pastor Grace Baughman

Carrollton Church of the Nazarene

Looking Back…in our files

From 1958 FPS Files

Ken Funk, head football coach at Carrollton High School the past four years, accepted the position of head grid mentor at the high school in Moline, IL.

Floyd Jones of Dellroy, who purchased the Ross Fry building in Dellroy, set a grand opening of Jones Market and Restaurant for April 11 and 12.

Mrs. William Masters was named the new “Mrs. Carrollton” in a contest sponsored by Ohio Fuel Gas Co. and was to represent Carrollton in the Mrs. America division.

A new shop, unique in that everything sold was handmade and that the owner, Darlie Cooper, 25-year-old polio victim was in a wheelchair, opened on S. Reed St. in Malvern.

Walter Mills moved his jewelry store from 107 W. Main St. in Carrollton to the former Sterling Drug Store building, which he purchased at 86 W. Main St.

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor:

On behalf of the Carroll County Ministerial Association and the staff of the Loaves & Fishes Food Pantry, I would like to publicly acknowledge the huge contribution made by Dean Rinehart in providing trucking services from Akron Food Bank for the past decade.

Dean has recruited a dedicated team of other volunteers and has made twice-weekly trips to Akron to haul tons of food not only for the Loves & Fishes Pantry but also for other organizations including the Friendship Center, the Golden Age Retreat and two other pantries in our county.

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor:

First, I would like to thank all of the members of the Brown Local community that have supported our school in the past. Brown Local has provided excellent educational, athletic and artistic opportunities to the children of Malvern and the surrounding area since it was established in 1890. The men and women that founded our school would be proud to see the way it has developed over the years into a state of the art institution that gives children the opportunity to connect with the world through our technology. We have at least one computer for every student.

We have made a significant investment to offer our students the opportunity to take college classes here at our facility via online classes, distance learning and from Malvern High School teachers that have been certified to teach them.

This year our students will earn 411 college credits from Stark State College and students entering high school will be able to earn an Associate Degree from Stark State before they graduate. At the average per credit hour rate of $241 for in-state tuition, that has saved families in the district around $100,000 in college costs.

Looking Back…in our files

From 1958 FPS Files

Two prominent businesses on the west side of Carrollton’s Public Square were sold in the same week. Ernest V. Sloan sold his Western Auto Store to Mr. and Mrs. I. W. Gierhart of Berea and Mr. and Mrs. Tom Bergman sold the Isaly Dairy Store to Mr. and Mrs. Ed Archer.

Homer Beckley was elected president of the Carrollton Civic Club, succeeding C. A. Marshall.

Members of the junior class at Augusta High School were staging the play “You’ll Die Laughing” under the direction of Mrs. John Howlett. The cast included Joan Kinsey, Norma Cogan, Joyce Leatherberry, Betty Borland, Helen Kinder, Beverly Brown, Margaret Reibolt, Charles Taylor, Sam Longsworth, David Parker, Alfred Zwahlen, George Weekly, Bob Mayes and Jerry Campbell.

A Carroll County Council for Retarded Children was organized at a meeting of the Parent-Teachers Association with Mrs. Franklin Fuss serving as the first president.

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