Good day to all. It sure has been hot this week. The flowering bushes and trees have been so bright and beautiful this year. We are so blessed to have such beauty to behold. God is so good.

Upcoming events

— Saturday: Wildcatter Day at Pithole for the opening of visitation season, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. There is a fee for attending.

— Tuesday: Plum Township Supervisors meet at 6 p.m., at the fire hall.

— Tuesday: Fire Department BOD meet at 7 p.m., with regular meeting to begin at 7:30.

— Wednesday: Homemakers meet at 10 a.m., at Diamond EUMC.

— June 7: Diamond Womens mission meets at 10:30 a.m., at the church.

— June 17: Father’s Day.

— June 11, 18 and 25: The Historical Society will set up a dessert tent at the concert in Scheide Park.

— June 18: Monthly membership meeting at 5:30 p.m., at the Heritage Center.

— June 25-28: History Camp “Discovering Titusville’s Past” for grades third through fifth, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., daily. There is a fee.


CVFD Ladies Auxiliary

The Ladies Auxiliary of the Volunteer Fire Department in Chapmanville is holding its monthly public ham and turkey supper on Wednesday, starting at 5 p.m.

It will be held at the fire hall on Route 27 (458 Meadville Road), eight miles west of Titusville. Take outs are available by calling the fire hall on the day of the dinner, at 827-1514. There is a fee for the meal, and those 5 and under are free. These suppers are held the first Wednesday of the month, from June through October.



Sympathy is sent to the family of Kenneth Lloyd Alexander, 80, of Shelbyville, Tenn., who passed away on May 21, 2018. He was killed in a tractor accident at home. He is the son of the late Howard and Eileen Alexander, of Diamond. He is survived by his wife, June (Pak Jung Ja) formerly of Seoul, South Korea. Bill married his wife on Nov. 16, 1959, when he was in the Army, serving in South Korea, before later retiring from the service. He is also survived by his daughter, Eileen Browning; grandchildren, Amy and Cale Browning; and his two brothers, Richard Alexander, of Centerville, and Robert Alexander, of Meadville. Preceding him in death were brothers William, James and Donald Alexander. The Alexander boys grew up in the Diamond area, on a farm.

We also send our sympathy to the family of Joseph A. Lupinacci, 83, of Chapmanville, who passed away on May 27, 2018, at his home. He was born on Aug. 25, 1934, to the late Genarro and Rose Lupinacci. He was married for 48 years to Caryl A. LeJeune, who survives. He was a veteran of the Army, and was part of a long tradition of being a chef. He worked at many restaurants in a variety of places, including working as head chef at Cross Creek Resort alongside his wife, before retiring in 1999. Along with his wife, he is survived by two sons, Joseph Lupinacci (also a chef), of Titusville, and Harry Lupinacci, and wife, Denise, of Ambridge; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. He was the last of his immediate family. Services will be held on Saturday, at 10 a.m., at St. Titus Church.

Sympathy is also sent to the family of Donna Fay Young, 61, of Ghering Road, Titusville who passed away on May 26, 2018, at her home. She was the daughter of the late Donald and Millicent Kaster Ghering. She was married to Dennis Young on Oct. 15, 1954, in Diamond. She assisted her husband in operating Young’s Ceramic Tile in Meadville, and also worked at Sylvania and Visco. Survivors, along with her husband, include daughter, Debra Beck with her husband, Robert; grandson Kyle Beck; sister Peg Russell with her husband, Merlin; and her brother, Cliff Ghering with his wife, Elsie. Interment was in Sunville Cemetery. My youngest brother, Bart Stocker, is married to Cliff’s daughter, Judy G. Stocker.

We pray for God’s strength and comfort to be with these families during this time of loss and grief.



Happy birthday greetings are being sent to Balise E. Wescoat on June 2; Scott Burnett, Cody Culbertson and Connie McFarland on the 3rd; Bruce Marvin on the 4th; Levi Willison on the 5th; Tom Best, Caden Kahle, Violet Wright, Ami Bossard, Shawn Baker, Kim Ohl, Dave Worden, Logan Battin, Daniel Britton, Kelly Cooper, and Carolyn Walter on the 6th; Deanna Messner, Duane Jackson and Lisa Campbell on the 7th; and Cathy Stocker, Janet Battin, Sara Kemp, and Sherry Schaming on the 8th. May God bless each one have a wonderful day of celebration.



Anniversary greetings are being sent to Fred and Sue Faivre on June 3; John and Jolene Gulland on the 4th; Bill and Marilyn Millard on the 5th; Jerry and Kathy Balsa and Robert and Laura DeLaO on the 6th; Lester and Virginia Dupont and Troy and Katie Donovan on the 7th; and Dave and Nancy Worden and John and Charlotte Randell on the 8th. 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. All are welcome to join in Sunday school.

June Volunteers: greeter, ushers.

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

Every Monday, there will be a six-week Bible study course, which started on May 14, on discipleship, at 6 p.m. All are welcome to attend.

On June 12, at 6 p.m., there will be a Fall Fest meeting. All interested are invited to attend.

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


Bible verse

“If my people, who are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.” — 2 Chronicles 7:14”


A thought

“I read this on Facebook last year and it is so true. ‘When family/friends go through life not speaking to one another, the day will come when you regret it. It’s called the ‘funeral’. How true and sad.”

Abrams can be reached by email, at, or by phone, at 827-2597.

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