Columnist pens farewell column

As fall approaches we can feel the crispness in the air. Autumn colors of gold, orange and brown can be see in flowers and decorations. Buses travel throughout the YTR area bringing our students to and from school. Please watch out for our children as they await their ride and enter and exit the bus. Keep an eye on our children. If it doesn’t look right, it probably isn’t and should be reported.

Tiltonsville UMC

The Jefferson County CAC’s Tiltonsville Head Start (held at TUMC) is currently accepting applications for the 2012-2013 school year. For more information, please call (740) 282-0971 or (740) 859-4264.

TUMC is hosting an Ice Cream Social on Tuesday, Aug. 28 from 5-7 p.m. A $5 donation gets you a dessert, ice cream, and drink. There will be live music performed by “WE3” (Margaret Warren, Rosie Thomas, & Roxie Siburt). A Chinese Auction will be held.

Also, TUMC is having a Fall Harvest Craft Sale on Saturday, Oct. 6 from 10 a.m. 3 p.m. Tables are $10 and vendors are needed. If interested, please call the TUMC office at (740) 859-2280 to reserve a table.

Heavenly Harvest

Heavenly Harvest, located on Route 15 between Rayland and Smithfield, opens Sept 15 and runs through Oct. 28. This beautiful fall attraction is open to the public on Sat (10-6) and Sun (1-6). School field trips can be scheduled during the week, as well as group tours upon request. New events for 2012 include Harvest Express, Cow-milking, Pick your own pumpkin and Animal Presentations.

Other Attractions include 4-acre Corn Maze, Corn Cannon, Wagon Rides, Pedal Car Track, Petting Zoo, Corn Dig, Corn Hole, and Corn Shelling. Hardy Mums, Pumpkins (all sizes and types), Specialty Gourds and Indian Corn are for sale. There are concessions on site with homemade food. Call 740-733-6133 for further information.

Rayland News

The Rayland Beautification Committee will sponsor a Steak Fry on Sept. 1 from 5-10 p.m. at the Fire Hall. Cost is $20 and includes steak, salad, baked potato, dessert and beverage. Call 859-278 for further details.

Rush Run Community Chapel

This Sunday’s 11:00 service will feature Jack Durant as guest speaker. Next Sunday, Pastor Jim Monogioudis will continue the Prophesy series, with Message 4 presented. Everyone is invited to attend these services.

JB Green

Hazardous Waste materials may be dropped off at the Fort Steuben Mall TODAY from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Items that will be accepted include: Household cleaners ammonia, bleach, carpet cleaner, oven cleaner, etc.: Lawn & garden chemicals pesticides & herbicides; 4-foot and 8-foot light bulbs; Aerosol cans; Flammable liquids; Paint & paint products such as thinner, primer, stain, sealer, varnish, and shellac; Solvents, strippers, turpentine; Roof & driveway sealer; Batteries Lead Acid (auto), NiCad, Alkaline, Mercury, & Lithium; Propane cylinders grill size & smaller; Automotive fluids gas, oil, antifreeze; Elemental mercury and mercury thermometers; Asbestos, and Organic Acids.


The Buckeye South Alumni Reunion (1973 to 1990) will be held on Sept. 2 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the center shelter at the Warren Township Park.

The event is a Pot Luck dinner and you are asked to bring a main or side dish. Desserts will be appreciated as well. BYOB and a chair as seating is limited. You may also bring a canopy and table. Entertainment will include a DJ and Karaoke. Stop by and visit or plan to stay for the entire evening.

All alumni and their families are welcome. Contact Mike Moscato at or call 614-282-4840 or 614-270-7028.

Event Reminders

Aug. 26 – An Ice Cream Social will be held at the Glen Robbins Community Center on from 3-7 p.m..

Aug. 30 – WT Park Summer Concert Series at 7 p.m. featuring Taylor Porter.

Sept. 1 The Buckeye Local Alumni Band will be performing at the first Panther Home Game.

Sept. 6 – WT Park Summer Concert Series at 7 p.m. featuring Roger Warren and the Old Timers.

Sept. 8 Produce Distribution at the Yorkville Fire Hall from 10 a.m. to noon.

The YTR & More column was a difficult one to write this time, as it is my last one. The goal of the column was to bring to the forefront the awesome people and events in our tri-town area. With the support of the Times Leader, that goal has been achieved and the newspaper now features the area on a regular basis. I would like to thank Bubba Kapral for believing that I could write even though I have never taken a course in journalism, the Times Leader for featuring the column, those who provided the information about the people and events in YTR, and especially those who read the column every other week. It has been my pleasure to report on the villages that I love so much.

“Bye for now” – Karen