Ashville News by Rose Jamison
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FEBRUARY 21, 2007

Have you had enough of this nasty weather.  I'm sure parents are happy to see school resuming.  The kids are probably secretly happy, also.  Winter must get kind of boring when they have to stay inside.  Now, it's back to the old routine (which is not all that bad).


Several friends in the Ashville community are coping with physical ailments.  Please remember these in prayer.  James D. "Jim" Ward and his wife, Gloria June, Walter Kuhlwein, Pat (Ben) Vause and Donald Hilts, father of Roxanne Davis. 

Condolences to Marvetta Donaldson, whose mother, Katherine Gertrude Harris, 94, passed away February 8, 2007 and to Donald (Karen) Seaton, Jr., whose father, Donald Seaton, died at age 66.


Velma Purcell is excited to have a new great-granddaughter.  Addison Clarice Purcell was born February 19, 2007, weighing 8 pounds a 1 ounce, and twenty inches long.  Her proud parents are Pete and Michelle Purcell, of St. Louis, Missouri.  Grandparents are Mike and Jenny Purcell of Gahanna.  

After attending a Josh Groban concert at Nationwide Arena, Wednesday night with John and Rhonda, I'm sure her spirits have been "lifted up' even higher.   ("You Lift Me Up", by Josh Grogan).  Velma told me she loves the song so much, she sang it in church.


William Murray, Jr., and his east side neighbors appreciate Dickie Noggle for cleaning their snow-covered walks and driveways with his snow blower.

TRINITY LUTHERAN CHURCH at Marcy.  (Corner of State Route 674 and Marcy Road)    Pastor Daryl Alhart invites you to Sunday Worship and Sunday School held at 9:30 a.m. each Sunday.  A fellowship hour will follow this Sunday's services.   Mid-week Lenten Services will be held Wednesday evenings at 7:30.  Trinity is a "Country Church' with fresh ideas.  Come!  See!

I will be happy to include news of other churches in the area if you will send me the information.

BINGO GAMES CONTINUE AT THE RICK BROWN MEMORIAL VFW POST #7941  in South Bloomfield,  EVERY THURSDAY.   The Post appreciates your patronage.   Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and BINGO games begin at 7:00 p.m. 

Who will we soon be seeing in her 2007  seven-passenger Cadillac van?  I know.  It's Ashville's Tupperware lady:  Denice Rock.  How does one qualify for a free Cadillac van?  By being one of the top Tupperware dealers in the business.  Congratulations, Denice.  (By the way, this isn't her first new car.  Nor was her recent trip to Hawaii her first - compliments of Tupperware.  Denice donates a portion of her Tupperware proceeds to the American Cancer Society.

TEAYS VALLEY SCHOOLS - I see in 'Notes from the Teays Valley Nurses' in "The Talk at Teays' news letter, Mobile Dentists/Smile Programs will be coming to the elementary and middle schools.  Dental examinations, cleanings, fluoride treatments, sealants and check-up x-rays will be provided.     Learn more about this program by going to

A student Health Fair will be held at TVMS Friday, March 2.  The annual Youth-Parent Day (free) will be held at Circleville Evert's Middle School with a follow-up skating party at Circle D.

Tutoring is available for students to help them prepare to pass the Ohio Graduation Test.  Parents or students should contact Kellie Wolfe, OGT Intervention Coach with questions or to sign up at 740-983-3131 or

TVHS -   March 6 and 13, 7:30 p.m. CHOIR CONCERT
Feb. 24, SHOW CHOIR @Twinsburg HS
Mar. 3, SHOW CHOIR  @ Carrol HS 
Mar 6, 7:30 p.m. - CHOIR CONCERT
Mar 12 - 16 - OGT TESTING;


You still have two days to take the kids to see the miracle of 'maple syruping' at Slate Run Living Historical Farm - February 24 and 25, 12:30 - 3:30 p.m.

You could be the lucky winner of a grand prize valued at more than $200, by visiting all eleven shops during the Spring Thyme Lithopolis Shop Hop - Thursday, Friday and Saturday, March 15-16 and 17.  Shops will be open from 10:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. each day. Pick up an entry form at any of the shops and have the form stamped at all eleven shops listed.  For a refresher, have lunch or a cup of coffee and a piece of cake at the Stratford Catering & Bistro.

Spring Housecleaning and Downsizing almost always results in tons of 'stuff', too good for the landfill but not possible to keep.   A friend of mine has lots of 'stuff', including much Christmas craft materials, plus other 'goodies'.    If you or someone you know could use this, call me and I will put you in touch.


"VILLAGE HISTORY IS ALIVE IN ASHVILLE", by Dorothy Cook, Ashville Correspondent for the Herald  (The Herald 2002 Progress Edition, Saturday, March 30, 2002)  Mahlon Ashbrook came to this area in 1837.  The tiny settlement that grew around his store, his grist mill and his distillery became known as Ashville.  The N & W RR came through about 1875.  The Scioto Canning Company was in operation in 1920, and the town population was 1,072.  The first bank was the Citizens Bank.  In 1921, the Community Club purchased 10 acres on the eastern edge of town and donated it to the village "as a free public park and athletic field" for the use of the citizens of the village, community and the schools of the district. 

The goals of Ohio's Small Town Museum in Ashville are:  A. To save and display local historical artifacts.  B.  To inform area youth of their heritage and connections to national history.  C.  To recognized individuals and organizations that bring honor to the area.  D.  To promote a sense of communal pride.  E.  To increase membership and involvement.

If you would like to learn more, volunteer or join the AAHS, go the Ashville Museum, 34 Long Street.  The volunteers there will be happy to help you.  Museum hours are M - F, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m. til noon.  Plan to attend The Ashville Area Heritage Society Meetings which are held the second Monday of each month (except December and September), at the Younkin Library, 7:00 p.m.

ASHVILLE OHIO.NET, maintained by Michael Moore, contains information about the people, government, history, education, local attractions, activities and events, with maps and links to personal websites of village residents. Peter said, "Lord,.how often should I forgive?  As many as seven times?"  Jesus said to him, "Not seven times, but seventy-seven times." Matthew 18:21-22 (NRSV)