Reaffirming the kindness of strangers

My mother-in-law, Louise, recently lost money while shopping at Kroger’s in Martins Ferry. While discussing the loss, we were not too optimistic about recovering it, fairly sure that whoever found it, would keep it. But there was a nagging feeling, plus a prayer to St. Anthony, that just maybe someone returned the money to the store. Louise called Kroger’s to find that indeed the money was returned and could be picked up at the office. Events like this reaffirm our belief that there is kindness and honesty in this world. To the “stranger” who chose honesty over greed and to the employees of Kroger’s for their honesty, we applaud you for your care and concern for others. And not to forget, the power of prayer!

Back to

School Bash

The BL School District is planning its annual Back to School Bash to be held on Aug. 5, 2012 from 3-6 at the high school. The Bash immediately follows the Band’s Annual Chicken Dinner also held at the HS from 1-3 p.m. Students in attendance at the Bash receive school supplies to help prepare them for the school year. If you would like to donate school supplies or a gift of money to help with the purchase of these supplies, please contact Diane McCracken at 769-7396.

Each year the district lists the names and/or pictures of any of their graduates currently serving in the military. Any graduate of BLHS who has served or who is currently serving in the military is invited to attend the Back to School Bash. If you would like to attend the event or if you would like to add a name /picture to the poster, please contact Cindy Schooler at cindy.schooler@ by July 23.

Rush Run


The message for the service to be held at 11 a.m. on July 1 is “The Truth Will Set You Free”. On July 8th, RRCC Board Members will be honored at the 11:00 service with a luncheon to follow. The message is “23 Minutes in Hell”. Everyone is cordially invited to attend both of these services and the luncheon that follows on July 8.

Memorial 5K

Run & Walk

The Second Annual Steven Dobranetski Memorial Scholarship 5K Run & Walk will take place on Saturday, July 28. Registration will begin at 7:30 a.m., and the race will start at 9 a.m. Entrants will receive a commemorative wristband, fruit, and a bottle of water following the race. T-shirts, food, and beverages will be available for purchase. A portion of the proceeds will benefit a suicide prevention awareness organization to be determined by Steven’s family and friends.

Early registration is available at a discounted rate, ending July 13, 2012.

REGISTRATION FEES are as follows: Individual Early Registration $12; Team Early Registration $40; Day of Race Individual Registration $15: and, Day of Race Team Registration $50. Contact Sean Tuttle 51 Westgay Dr. Apt C, Akron, OH 44313 or you via email at HYPERLINK “mailto:“”>“”>

Concert in

the Park

The performers at the Thursday, July 5 concert will be “Two in Harmony”. The concert begins at 7 p.m. Be sure to bring a lawn chair. A love offering will be taken. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. The concerts are held on the first and third Thursdays of the month and will run through the first week of September. If you have not had a chance to join area residents at one of the concerts, please try to do so. You will be so glad that you did. These concerts are open to anyone in the valley. We hope that you can join us!


in July

The Tiltonsville United Methodist Church is hosting a “Christmas in July” Craft Sale and Chinese Auction on Saturday, July 21st from 10 am to 4 pm in the church hall. Crafts, jewelry, food and beauty products are among the items that will be available for purchase. Vendors are asked to contact 740-859-2280 to reserve a table. Cost of table is $10. Everyone is invited to attend.

Event Reminders

TODAY -St. Joseph’s Holy Name Society is sponsoring its annual steak fry from 5-9 p.m. at the Warren Twp. Park Shelters.

July 9-13 -St. Joseph Church Tiltonsville & St. Lucy Church Yorkville Vacation Bible School from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm.

July 14 – Produce Distribution from 10 a.m. to noon at Yorkville Fire Hall. Proof of residence is required.

July 21 – Flea Market at the Glen Robbins Community Center from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Aug. 6-10 -Vacation Bible School at the Rush Run Community Chapel

Thank you

The members of Yorkville Council and their spouses were honored guests at the 11th Annual Yorkville Alumni Reunion this past weekend. We would like to thank the committee and the graduates of YHS for giving us the opportunity to be “Ductilites” for the weekend. It was truly an honor.

Karen may be reached at HYPERLINK “” mother2two@ or 859-2371