- 1 of 2 Photos | View More Photos
The members of the Cumberland Volunteer Fire Department were busy in February. There were fire runs and squad runs as well as continuing education. Members took advantage of the warm February days to apply weather stripping around the overhead garage doors and rework the gravel in front of the fire house.
In March, members of the CVFD completed at 16 hour Emergency Vehicle Operation Certification course. On March 25 the CVFD members spent several hours washing hoses and equipment which had become mud covered while the department was providing mutual aid to Pleasant City VFD at a recent Garvin School Road barn fire.
Cumberland EMT Mary Moore is at home recovering from pacemaker surgery. Both she and her husband John, have been active on the CVFD and E-squad for many years; transporting people from the Cumberland Area to hospital emergency rooms in Zanesville and Cambridge.
Anyone who would like to send her a card may send it to her at 422 Bank St., Cumberland, OH 43732.
The Claysville Homemakers recently held their March meeting. Roll call was answered by sharing what each member thought were the wonders of spring.
Sharon Oliver gave a report on Utah. Washington was chosen as the state to study at the next meeting. Joan Stewart gave a health report on the benefits of nuts.
Thank-you notes were read from the Shirley Bell Scholarship, Haven of Hope, Hospice of Guernsey, Cumberland VFD/EMS and New Concord VFD/EMS. Betty Koval gave the devotions which included the reading Friendship.
Achievement Day on April 18 at the Christ United Methodist Church in East Cambridge. The meal costs $11. April 1 was the reservation deadline. Claysville is responsible for Devotions and Table Grace.
They discussed the East District meeting on April 26 at First United Church of Christ in New Philadelphia. The meal costs $5. Registration begins at 9:15 a.m. The theme is Hats.
The next meeting of the Guernsey County Homemakers Council will be on April 9 at 10 a.m. the Crossroads Library in Cambridge.
During the afternoon session the club went over the lesson Sweet Deal? The lesson was about various natural and artificial alternative sweeteners to table sugar.
The next meeting of the Claysville Homemakers will be on April 17 at 10:30 a.m. in the Westland Township Community Building located at the intersection of Routes 83 and 313 near Claysville.
Upcoming events at Rix Mills Presbyterian Church
April 15 There will be a special speaker for 9:30 a.m. Morning Worship at the Rix Mills Presbyterian Church; Joyce (Prouty) Schneider who grew up in this area and now lives in Florida. She is a wonderful inspirational speaker. While she is here in Ohio, she is taking time to tell her story. There will be refreshments and time to talk with Joyce following the service. Please make plans to join the congregation that Sunday.
May 13 The first Pickin in the Pavilion for the 2012 season will take place at 7 p.m. at the pavilion next to the Rix Mills Presbyterian Church. The featured act will be Blaine Bowman and his Goodtime Band. Admission is free; however a freewill offering will be collected to be presented to the entertainers who have graciously donated their time. Sandwiches and desserts will be available from 6 p.m. until show time. Everyone is welcome. (Dont forget to bring your own lawn chairs.) It is a rain or shine event and may be held inside in case of inclement weather.
The Rix Mills Presbyterian Church is seven miles southwest of New Concord on Rix Mills Road.
For information call (740) 872-3525 or (740) 674-4888.
April 15 Cumberland Valley Kids 4-H Club regular meeting, 3 p.m., Cumberland United Methodist Church Basement.