In an effort to help in the beautification and clean-up of the Town of Staunton, the Staunton Town Council has designated Sat., Sept. 15 as Community Clean-up Day.
Dumpsters will be placed on the northeast corner of Monroe and Columbus Streets. Disposal of any items other than tires and chemicals will be accepted in these dumpsters between the hours of 8 a.m.-6 p.m. on this one day only.
Any town residents who wish to use these dumpsters will need to bring a copy of their most recent water bill stub to show to the personnel stationed at the dumpsters.
Mary Schepper and Jane and Dallas Rose recently returned from a three-week long trip to Prince Edward Island, a province in eastern Canada noted for its fine potato crops.
The island was once only accessible by ferry boat, but now a five-mile long bridge connects Prince Edward Island and the state of Maine.
STAUNTON FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH
Sunday School begins at 9:30 a.m., with worship service following at 10:30. Doug Parkey is the minister.
Ben Pennington, missionary to Zimbabwe, will bring the morning message this Sunday. Children's Church, Wee Worship and extended nursery are at 10:30 in the Educational Building.
If you need transportation to morning worship service, phone the church office at 446-3211. The van is wheelchair equipped. Sunday evening service starts at 6 p.m. Wednesday evening Bible Study and Prayer Group meets at 7 p.m.
On Monday, Sept. 10, the Elders will meet at 6 p.m., followed by the regular meeting of the church board at 7 p.m.
The Christian Fellowship Club will meet for lunch at Pizza Hut at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 13.
The Fall Youth Kick-off for ages 3 and up will be held on Sept. 23 from 4-6:30 p.m., at the home of Jeff and Michelle Buell. The theme is "Believer's Boot Camp." Children under 5 must be accompanied by an adult.
Thanks to the choir for the special music last Sunday.
STAUNTON UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
Sunday School is at 9:30 a.m. Church service begins at 10:30. David Brown is our Pastor and his wife Elaine brings the Children's Message. Glenna Simons is the pianist.
Remember that the Community Food Pantry is open in the church's basement on the last two Wednesday afternoons of each month from 3-5 p.m.
The next Food Pantry day will be Wednesday, Sept. 19. Anyone in the Staunton area in need of help is welcome.
We truly appreciate the support of many churches, civic organizations, and individuals in helping to make this needed outreach a success. A container is located in the Staunton Town Office for anyone who would like to contribute non-perishable food items.
Please remember to keep praying for everyone who is battling illness, as well as all the brave men and women of our military and their families.
Also remember in prayer all the folks in nursing homes and hospitals, and those who have lost loved ones.
Go out of your way to be kind to someone, and pray for everyone.
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