Happy Father’s Day to all the fathers and grandfathers out there. I pray you have a wonderful day with family and friends.

For everyone else, don’t forget to tell your father and grandfathers how much you love and appreciate them.

If you don’t have a father or grandfather, then tell your father figure how much they are loved and appreciated. There are many men, including uncles, that take the place of a father figure, and all are appreciated.

The world had the opportunity to watch a historic event on Tuesday, with the observation of two world leaders meeting for the first time; President Trump, from the United States, met and shook hands with Kim Jong Un, from North Korea.

This was the first time a sitting U.S. President met face to face with the leader of North Korea.

Now it is time for the U.S. people to go to work, as we need to continue in prayer for these two men as they lead their countries.

This is an honor and privilege as God’s children to continue to pray for these nations.

Many will not agree with me, but the scripture tells us to pray for our leaders in local, state and national offices of leadership.


Upcoming events

— Sunday: Father’s Day.

— Monday and June 25: Titusville Historical Society at concert in the park dessert tent.

— Monday: Monthly Membership meeting, at 5:30 p.m., at the Heritage Center.


Diamond Womens Mission

The DWM of Diamond EUM Church met on June 7, at the church, with five members present.

Attending were Lucy Vandervort, Carolee VanGuilder, Ruth Jack, Judith Abrams, and Brenda Thompson. Members went to the Titusville Hospital to visit one of their members, who was hospitalized.

The group then went to Perkins for lunch.


Diamond Homemakers

There were four members present for the June 6 meeting of the Diamond Homemakers, at 10 a.m., at Diamond EUM Church.

All played dominos until noon, when they ate their dessert of a coconut cake, provided by Linda McCurdy, which accompanied their sack lunches.

A short business meeting was held. The minutes of the previous meeting were read and approved, and the treasurer’s report was given.

For the next meeting, the date has been changed from July 4 to July 11. Members will carpool to Townville for lunch at Family Ties Restaurant. It is under new management.

The meeting was adjourned, and a few more games were played.


This is a recipe for “cranberry-orange coffee cake,” which has a 30 minute prep, bake time of 55 minutes to 1 hour and makes 12 servings. I will be making this tomorrow myself.

Ingredients: Cake — 3 cups all-purpose flour, 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder, 1 teaspoon baking soda, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1 1/2 cups sour cream at room temperature, 2 teaspoon vanilla extract, 12 tablespoons (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter at room temperature, 1 cup sugar, 1/2 cup packed dark brown sugar, zest of one orange, three large eggs at room temperature, 3/4 cups chopped toasted pecans, and one can (14-ounces.) whole berry cranberry sauce.

Glaze: 1 cup confectioners’ sugar and 1 1/2 tablespoons orange juice.

Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour 12-cup tube or bundt pan. In a bowl, whisk flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.

In a separate bowl, mix sour cream and vanilla. In a large bowl, using an electric mixer on medium speed, beat butter, both sugars and orange zest until fluffy and light, about two minutes.

Beat in eggs, one at a time. Scrape down bowl. Beat in half of flour mixture, then all of sour cream, then remaining flour, beating until just combined.

Fold in pecans. In a medium saucepan, warm cranberry sauce over medium-low heat, stirring, until softened.

Spread 1/3 of batter in pan; spread 1/3 of cranberry sauce over. Repeat layers, ending with last 1/3 of cake batter.

Gently run a skewer or thin knife through batter to swirl cranberry sauce in a marble design. Bake cake until a skewer inserted in center comes out clean, 55 to 60 minutes.

Let cake cool on wire rack for 10 minutes; unmold onto rack to cool completely.

For the glaze, when cake is cool, whisk together confectioners’ sugar and juice until glaze is smooth and has desired consistency (add more juice or sugar if glaze is too thin or thick). Drizzle glaze over cake. Let stand until glaze sets, about 10 minutes.


Discovering Titusville’s past

A history day camp will be held for students entering third through fifth grade from, June 25-28, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., daily.

This day camp features “Discovering Titusville’s Past,” and is sponsored by the Titusville Historical Society.

The four days will have introductions to archaeology, architecture, famous people of Titusville, genealogy, geology, and The 1860s.

Games and crafts will be among the activites offered, along with mid-morning and mid-afternoon snacks.

Campers are to bring a bag lunch.

There will be a full day field trip to Drake Well Museum and Park on June 26.

Parents are asked to bring their students to Drake Well by 9 a.m. and pick them up at 3 p.m. If there is a problem, it may be necessary to make transportation arrangements.

Then, on June 27, the campers will spend a half day at Ida Tarbell House. They will be served a morning snack and lunch at the Tarbell House, so they will not need to bring a lunch that day.

Registration forms are available at the following locations: The Heritage Center (126 West Spring St. on Saturdays and Sundays, from noon to 3 p.m.), Titusville Chamber of Commerce, Benson Memorial Library, and Drake Well Museum, or a form can be sent, by calling 827-0928; you may also call this number for any questions you may have.

There is a fee.

This is limited to 15 participants, and scholarships are available.



Happy birthday greetings are being sent to Mary Beth Hosick, Bill Schley and Kevin Gafner on June 16; June Wright on the17th; Scott Baker and Eric Bennet on the 18th; Carolee VanGuilder and John Tartura on the 19th; Luke Messner, Byron Donovan, Andrew Barker, Cindy Owens, and Lydia McClintock on the 20th; John Moody and Quinton Mellon on the 21st; and Racheal Miller and Kim Bliznesky on the 22nd. May God bless each one have a wonderful day of celebration.



Anniversary greetings are being sent to: Paul and Martha Thompson Sr., Neal and Debra Britton and Albert and Audrey Cleland on the 16th; Dean and Chris Caldwell on the 17th; Glenn and Phyllis Farren on the 19th; and Ed and Valerie Motter on the 22nd. May these couples be blessed with many more years of love and happiness.


Church news

— Diamond EUM Church: Sunday school begins at 9:45 a.m., with worship service, at 11, with Pastor Jerome Alsdorf.

The public is invited to join in the SS classes to learn more about the Lord and the Bible.

June volunteers: greeter, ushers

Thursdays at 6 p.m., choir practice, weekly.

— Chapmanville Community Church: Sunday school is held at 9:45 a.m., and worship is at 10:45, with Pastor Glenn Van Cise.


Bible verse

“Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy.” — Matthew 5:7



“My greatest disappointments have often turned into my greatest blessings.” — Thomas Kinkade

Abrams can be reached by email, at abby@zoominternet.com, or by phone, at 827-2597.

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