Retirement luncheon

Kurz-Kasch's retirement luncheon will be May 9 at 11:30 a.m. at April's Country Kitch'n in Newcomerstown.

All retirees are asked to come.

For questions, call 498-8207.

Library closed

Newcomerstown Public Library will be closed May 9. The staff will be attending an all day training in Caldwell. The library will be transitioning to a new computer software system in June and we are undergoing preparations for that event.

Library board

The regular monthly meeting for the Newcomerstown Public Library Board of Trustees has been changed for May (only) to Wednesday, May 9 at 6 p.m. in the Library Annex.

Beekeepers meeting

DOVER -- Tuscarawas County Beekeepers Club meeting will be Thursday, May 10 at 7 p.m. at the Winfield United Methodist Church, 5247 Route 516, Dover. Call 330-260-3899 or visit

Golf outing set

St. Paul's United Church of Christ's golf outing will be Saturday, May 19 at Hickory Flats. Shotgun start at 9 a.m. The cost is $240 per team.

For questions, call or text 330-401-4414 or email

Craft show set

A Relay For Life Craft Show is set for May 5 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the St. Paul Lutheran Church, Newcomerstown. There will be lots of venders, food, silent auction, door prizes that each vendor has supplied, and 50/50 drawing.

Chicken barbecue

STONE CREEK -- The Stone Creek Volunteer Fire Department will be having a chicken barbecue at the Stone Creek Fire Station on Saturday, May 5 from 4 p.m. until sold out. Cost for chicken only is $5. Cost for dinner is $8 and includes chicken, two sides, roll and drink. Dine-in or carry-out. Chicken provided by Blacksheep BBQ. All proceeds benefit the Stone Creek Sirens projects and Stone Creek Fire Department.

Retirement dinner

The Newcomerstown Teacher Association will be having its annual retirement dinner on Saturday, May 5 at 6 p.m. at Dutch Valley Restaurant.

Any Newcomerstown retiree wishing to attend may call the high school at 498-5111 for information or to make reservations.

Yellow Flag sales

WEST LAFAYETTE -- The West Lafayette Chamber of Commerce announces the dates for upcoming Yellow Flag Community Yard Sales. Spring dates are May 4 and 5. An eat stand is also being provided by the First Baptist Church, 688 E. Main St., West Lafayette, on Friday, May 4 and Saturday, May 5 during the yard sales.

For information, contact Christie at 740-502-1286.

TuscoBus meeting

NEW PHILADELPHIA -- The TuscoBus Board of Trustees will meet Wednesday, May 9 at 12:30 p.m. at the Tuscarawas County Board of Developmental Disabilities Service and Support Center, 610 Commercial Ave. SW, New Philadelphia.

Computer class

Newcomerstown Public Library will be having a final beginner's computer class from May 14-18. The class will run from 1 to 4 p.m. daily. This class is filling up quickly, so if you are interested, call the library to reserve a seat at 498-8228.

Stamp Shoppe class

The Stamp Shoppe is offering a free class on the second Friday of the month at 7:30 p.m. at Melody and Motion School of Performing Arts, 11072 Wolf Station Road, Newcomerstown. In the class, students will learn how to use rubber stamps for card making, scrapbooking and paper crafting. More classes are available at a fee.

For information, call 498-4736.

Library board to meet

Regular meetings of the Newcomerstown Public Library Board of Trustees are the second Tuesday of every month at 6 p.m. in the Library Annex.

Projects sought for community service

COPS (Community Outreach Project) is hoping to help Newcomerstown area residents with home repair and maintenance.

Unfortunately, they are not able to do lawn care on a regular basis, but they are looking to help people make minor home repairs in their homes.

They are willing to do inside repairs during the winter months.

Call Derek at Christ United Methodist Church for referrals and details at 498-8134.

Bicentennial committee

Anyone or any organization wishing to correspond with the Newcomerstown Bicentennial Committee can use: The Newcomerstown Ohio Bicentennial Committee, P.O. Box 11, Newcomerstown, OH 43832.

Christ's Kitchen

Christ's Kitchen, located in the Fellowship Hall of the Christ United Methodist Church in Newcomerstown, serves dinner from 4 to 6:15 p.m. every Monday. The dining room is open from 4 to 6:30 p.m.

The meal is free but donations are accepted.

The church is located at 648 Oak St., Newcomerstown.

For information, call 498-8134.

Sonshine Boxes drop-off

Bob Pell's Nationwide Insurance office, located at 117 N. Bridge St., Newcomerstown, is a new collection site for items to be sent to soldiers serving our country. Items may still be donated at Riverside Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, also in Newcomerstown. Sonshine Boxes consist of anything a soldier might need such as personal hygiene items, games, movies, etc.

For information, call 498-7994.