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Cumberland Area News

John LePage / Correspondent Published: June 7, 2010 5:33 AM


Claysville Homemakers

The Claysville Homemakers recently had a special May meeting at the Westland Township Community House. Nellie Moorhead from the Cumberland-Spencer Homemakers was there to talk with the group about the Bakefest coming up in September at the Guernsey County Fair. She went over the categories for the event, what responsibilities the Claysville Club would have as this year’s hostesses and what would need to be done after the Bakefest to prepare for 2011.

The group broke for lunch. During the afternoon session, they participated in an exercise demonstration which was followed by a social hour.

The group plans to meet in June at the Banana Peel. The date and time of the meeting will be announced at a later date.

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Cumberland Community Vacation Bible School 

The annual Cumberland Community Vacation Bible School will take place June 27-30 at the Presbyterian Church in Cumberland, located at the intersection of Main and Church Streets (Routes 146 and 83). VBS will run from 6 to 8:15 p.m. each evening. Registration will take place at 5:45 p.m. each evening. There will be a Bible lesson, music, art and recreation for children from 3 years old through those who have just completed the sixth grade. Any Adults or teens who would like to volunteer as helpers, call (740) 638-4772 or e-mail jelepagejr@windstream.net.

Ark Spring/High Hill Vacation Bible School 

The annual Ark Spring/High Hill Vacation Bible School will take place June 21-25 at the Ark Spring Baptist Church located on Route 284 south of Chandlersville near The Wilds. VBS will run from 6 to 8:15 p.m. each evening. There will be classes for three year olds through adults. On the evening of June 25, there will also be a closing picnic.

Left in the dark for awhile

About 4:30 a.m. on May 24, many AEP customers in Cumberland and Spencer Township lost power for approximately 2-1/2 hours. The power outage was caused when it became necessary to shut down the Glenwood substation on Route 821 to make emergency repairs.

Pleasant City and Ava were also affected during the repairs. Route 821 was reported to have been closed for a time during the repairs. Early risers getting ready for work or school along with light sleepers were immediately inconvenienced by the unexpected blackout. Others awoke wondering why alarms failed and then left to grumble as they reset all their clocks.

Throughout the day there were many mentions of the outage on the local radio news. It was about mid-afternoon when most of us learned that our well planned morning routines had been disrupted because of the alleged theft of copper wire at the Glenwood substation. The last word as these items were sent to press was that the Noble County Sheriff’s Department was investigating the situation and AEP would likely press charges when the suspects are found.

Area events and reminders

June 6 — Freeland Valley Antique Power Club, 2 p.m., club grounds.

June 7 — Cumberland Village Council, 6 p.m., Village Building.

June 7 — Ark Spring Cemetery Association will have its annual meeting at the Ark Spring Baptist Church at 7 p.m. All lot owners or anyone with questions concerning the cemetery are asked to attend.

June 8 — Ark Angels, 9:30 a.m., Ark Spring Baptist Church. Those attending should bring a sack lunch and scissors.

June 8-13 — The recycling trailer is scheduled to be located in Cumberland at the Township Building on Mill Street. 

(Note that weather conditions could alter the schedule for the trailer.)


This trailer is for collection of the recyclables plainly marked on each compartment. 

Do not put trash of any kind in the trailer.


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