Businesses competewith holiday displays
CADIZ - Cadiz businesses will compete for best holiday decorations during a special contest sponsored by the Cadiz Business Association.
There will be two areas judged in the uptown central business district, located two blocks in each direction of the town square; and outlying business areas, outside the uptown central business district, within a three-mile radius.
Cash prizes will be awarded for first and second place winners for uptown flat window, uptown store front/display and outlying area display.
To ensure being judged, businesses in the outlying area should call the Cadiz/Harrison County Visitors Center at (740) 942-1102 and confirm their participation. Decorations should be in place no later than Nov. Wednesday. Winners will be announced and cash prizes will be awarded in each category during the Cadiz Lighted Christmas Parade on Dec. 1.
City fire October report
The Toronto Fire Department had a total of six calls for the month of October, and they included one structure fire; one brush fire; one carbon monoxide alarm; one odor of natural gas; one citizen complaint; and one stand-by call.
The fire department presented its annual fire prevention program at Karaffa Elementary School. A driver training course for department personnel was conducted by instructor Ryan Boyd. The department also held a basic pump operations class for its members. The fire department hosted the Jefferson County Fire and EMS Association's monthly meeting as well as assisted in Halloween Safety patrol with the Toronto Police Department and the TEMS Joint Ambulance District.
Events at the Toronto library branch
Wednesday - Play and learn at noon for caregiver and children ages birth to age 3.
Activities at First Presbyterian Church
Sunday - Sunday School starts at 9:40 a.m., worship service at 11 a.m. Following worship will be a congregational meeting to elect officers.
Wednesday - Chancel choir practice at 7 p.m.
Thursday -Bible study begins at 6 p.m.
Bible study at Whispering Hills
A nondenominational Bible study meets at 6:30 p.m. every Monday in the Whispering Hills apartment complex community room, 901 Bank St. All are welcome, and no collections are taken. Children's Bible study is at 6:30 p.m. every Thursday at the community room. All children are welcome.
Riverview United Methodist events
The church office is open from 8 a.m. to noon Mondays through Fridays. For information, call (740) 537-2210. The Toronto Unit of the Salvation Army located in the Riverview Church is available from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. For information, call (740) 537-4737.
North River Avenue Christian events
Sunday - The worship service begins at 9:45 a.m. At 10;45 a.m. the junior church worship service meets in the junior area downstairs. The service is for ages 5 to fourth grade. Sunday school begins at 11 a.m. The youth group meets at 6 p.m. The evening meditation service begins at 7 p.m.
Wednesday - Bible study will begin at 7 p.m. in the overflow room opposite the sanctuary.
Sunday - Members will decorate the church sanctuary for Christmas. Soup and sandwiches will be served. The November sing-for-all will begin at 7 p.m.
Dec. 6 - The all-adult Christmas dinner will be 6 p.m. at Stratton hall. Chairmen Dave and Nancy Miller are taking reservations each Sunday before the morning worship service in the overflow area. The cost is $12.50 per person.
Dec. 16 - The white gift service and youth Christmas musical begins at 9:45 a.m. All-church caroling will be in the evening.
First United Methodist activities
Sunday - Sunday school will begin at 9:30 a.m.; the rise and shine contemporary service will begin at 8:30 a.m.; and the worship service begins at 10:45 a.m.
Monday - Bible study begins at 6 p.m.
Tuesday - Bible study begins at 10 a.m. The Adventure Club meets from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Wednesday - The bell choir meets at 6 p.m.; the choir at 7 p.m.; and the charge conference will be at the Carrollton United Methodist Church at 7 p.m.
Thursday- TOPS will meet at 5:30 p.m.
Events at Bible Methodist church
Sunday - Morning Sunday school, 10 a.m.; service, 11 a.m.; evening service, 6 p.m.; weekly Bible study, 5:30 p.m.