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Bernard Lee Allen, 87, Albany passed away peacefully at home on Monday, November 5, 2018.  Born in Athens on June 18, 1931, he was the son of the late Emory and Frances Everhart Allen.  Bernard was a lifelong farmer and a member of the Grand Lodge F & AM of Ohio, the Albany Masonic Lodge #723, the Albany Eastern Star Chapter #558, and the ASCS Committee.  He was a United States Marine Corp Veteran having served in the Korean War.


Bernard is survived by his wife of 60 years, Loretta Stout Allen;  children, Bonnie (Paul) Smith, Judy Ellis, Boyd (Mary) Allen, Bruce (Margaret) Allen, and Jill (Matt) Harris; grandsons, Jeffrey (Randi) Brooks, Justin (Cassie) Brooks, and Chace and Drew Harris; great-grandchildren, Tyler, Maddie, Cooper, Ella, Jackson, and Whitlee Brooks; and several nieces and nephews.  The families of Wendy Calaway, Rachel Nelson Jeffers, Brian Sanford, and John Nelson were special to Bernard, as were Jamie Minor and Alyse Smith.


In addition to his parents, he was preceeded in death by an infant son, Bernard James; brothers, Emory and James; sisters- and brothers-in-law, Mary Ellen Jagers, Catherine Wogan, and Jack and Harold Bolen.


Services will be Saturday at 1:00 PM at Bigony-Jordan Funeral Home, with burial at the Alexander Cemetery.  Military graveside services will be provided by Albany VFW Post 9398 and Crossen Post 21 of the American Legion.  Visitation will be Friday 4-7 PM, with Masonic Services at 7:00 PM.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial donations in Bernard's name to Alexander FFA Alumni Scholarship in care of Alexanders' Future Foundation, Post office Box 204, Albany, Ohio 45710.

Alexander's Future Foundation sends their respect and gratitude for Bernard's service to

his country, family, and community.



Carmen Lorubbio



Carmen J Lorubbio of Athens, OH passed away on September 20, 2018 at his home with family.

Carmen was born in Youngstown, OH on April 1, 1936 and was the son of Francis and Carl Lorubbio. Carmen migrated to Athens, OH to pursue a golf scholarship at Ohio University in 1956. Upon graduation, Carmen remained a resident of Athens County serving 37 years in public education. Carmen had a passion for mentoring young people both personally and professionally over the course of his life time, profoundly touching countless lives.

Carmen was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, and friend. Steadfast in his decision to never get rattled, Carmen was always deploying his intelligence. He was an astute listener, always weighing his words to convey the absolute greatest meaning and sage advice.

After retirement Carmen and his wife Phyllis delighted in traveling and established residency in Naples, Florida. He relished in spending time with his family, playing golf, reading and walking his dog Bogey in the local parks.

Carmen is survived by his wife of 60 years, Phyllis Lorubbio; his two children, Carl and Christi Lorubbio; grandkids, Shawn and Rachel Bail, Zachary and Amber Hedrick, Jacob Hedrick, Audra Lorubbio, and Nicholas Lorubbio; great grandkids, Finn, Carmen, and Pippa Bail; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Carmen is preceded in death by his parents, Francis and Carl Lorubbio, and brother Frank Lorubbio. 

Per Carmen’s request no calling hours will be held. In lieu of flowers do as Carmen would do:  spend time with your family, be a good person, and do something nice for someone else. If people choose, the family suggest memorial contributions to Alexander's Future Foundation, Post Office Box 204, Albany, Ohio 45710. In the memo line please indicate Carmen J. Lorubbio Scholarship. 

Mass of Christian burial will be held November 10 at at noon at St. Paul's Catholic Church, 38 North College Street with Father Mark Moore as celebrant.

Please share a memory, a note of condolence or sign the online register book at

Alexander's Future Foundation sends their respect and support during these eventful times.





Dirk Allen Malone, 26, of Athens, died unexpectedly from injuries received in an automobile accident in Athens County on September 29, 2018.  Born May 29, 1992 in Athens, he was the son of Darrin J. and Angela M. Malone, also of Athens.

Dirk graduated from Alexander High School in 2010 and from Muskingum College in 2014, both summa cum laude. While attending Alexander High School, he was an avid sportsman, with cross-country, track, basketball, and baseball being his love.  While attending Muskingum College, Dirk played baseball for the Muskies. Dirk was an eloquent writer and was writing a book, A Mindful Messenger, was an avid reader, and employed by Malone Warehouse Tire.

In addition to his parents, Dirk is survived by his sister, Allyson Malone; maternal grandparents, Lily Holley and Virgil “Ken” Holley; paternal grandparents, Sandra Malone and Deslar (Rhonda) Malone; uncles and aunts, Kenny (Melissa) Holley, Jerrod, and Jodi Malone; cousins, Elizabeth and Madison Holley, Jace and Jocelynn Malone; numerous great aunts, uncles, and cousins, and a special beloved companion, his dog, Precious, and a family of darling kittens.

Dirk is preceded in death by his great grandparents, Mae Bennett, Robert and Clara Cooper, Clifford and Norma Malone, all of Glouster, and a great uncle Robert Allen Cooper, his namesake.

Funeral services will be 1PM on Saturday, October 6, 2018 at the Athens Middle School with Pastor Chris Stewart officiating. Burial will follow in Alexander Cemetery. Visitation will be on Friday, from 2-8PM at Hughes-Moquin Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorial scholarship contributions in Dirk’s name may be made to the Alexander’s Future Foundation, P.O. Box 204, Albany, OH 45710. Friends may sign the online guestbook, leave the family a message of sympathy, or view a tribute video at

Alexander's Future Foundation sends mercy, grace, and hope to the Malone Family.



     Ernest (Mike) Brown passed away Sunday June 17, 2018. He was born in Athens May 5,1949 to Katherine (Dowler) and Bill Brown. Mike is survived by his wife Jo, children Michael (Maria Andrade) and Lindsey, three grandchildren, sisters Nance (Steve) Curtis and Kathy (Steve) Wolfe, and numerous nieces and nephews.  He is predeceased by his parents and a brother Bill.

     A Marine veteran of the Vietnam War, Mike worked at Ohio University for 37 years. Over the years, he volunteered for the Waterloo Community Center, Waterloo Fire Department, numerous school and sport groups, Athens County Sheriff's Office, Athens County Amateur Radio Association, and VFW.

     Per his request, there will be no services. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the Waterloo Community Senior Center, 4005 Old SR 56, New Marshfield, OH 45766, Alexander's Future Foundation P.O. Box 204, Albany, OH 45710, or a charity of your choice.

Alexander's Future Foundation sends their sincere gratitude to Mike's family for his many accomplishments at school and in the community.





This statement accompained the generous check:

"We are commmitted to supporting the work of Alexander's Future Foundation and in

supporting our students' quest for higher education and training."

Commander Richard L. Grinstead

Adjutant Robert J. (Joe) Mulligan







More information to follow for these former Alexander faculty. At this time the scholarship can be awarded in May, 2020.




Alexander's Future Foundation humbly announces the formation of the Cornwell Family Honorary Scholarship, the Chris Grant Memorial Scholarship, the David Turrill Memorial Scholarship, and the Todd Wingett Memorial Scholarship.  The Cornwell and Grant Scholarships will be awarded annually, while the Turrill and Wingett Scholarships will be awarded in even years.

Two scholarships remembering family members of Alexander employees have rearched thresholds.  The Charles Butcher Memorial Scholarship met the $5000 mark and is eligible to be awarded in May 2020.  The Josephine Williamson Memorial Scholarship has reached $10,000 and will be awarded annually beginning May 2019.  Mr. Butcher is the father of Charla Johnson and Mrs. Williamson is the grandmother of Dave McLaughlin.

An additional scholarship in memory of community member Dawn Moore has reached $5000 and is eligible to be awared in May 2020.  Dawn was the mother of Alexander graduates Chad and Shane Moore and the grandmother of two current Alexander granddaughters.

The Edward Waldron Memorial Scholarship has reached $10,000 and will be awarded annually beginning May 2019.  Mr. Waldron is the father of Alexander graduates Stacy Hayes, Seth Waldron, and Elizabeth Graves.  He has 10 grandchildren all who have attended, currently attend, or will attend Alexander Local Schools.

The Dirk Allen Malone Memorial Scholarship has reached nearly $8000.00 as reported in the October Treasurer's Report.  Currently the fund is scheduled to be awarded in May 2020.  It is anticipated that the fund will reach $10,000.00 by June 2020 which would allow the scholarship to be awarded annually.  

Family and friends are establishing a scholarship in memory of Carmen Lorrubio, New Marshfield community member and former Superintendent of Tri-County Career Center.  Over $2600.00 has been donated as of November 2018.   More information to follow.

The family of Bernard Lee Allen has requested donations in his memory to the Alexander FFA Alumni Scholarship in care of Alexander's Future Foundation.  Over $500 has been donated as of November 2018. More information to follow.


Many thanks to all who continue to remember and support these families.



Please consider applying for an Alexander's Future Foundation Scholarship.  Click on the link below to learn more about this helpful community-based organization.   People whom you will never meet have donated considerable funds to help with a brighter future.  Why?  Because they believe in Alexander Schools.

After reading the letter and reviewing the application, please read the biographies and check out the photos of the endowned scholarships.  Further, search the website for past recipients dating back to 1992.  You'll also see the photos of the 2018 recipients.  We're eager to add more names and photos in 2019, but we need seniors to do your part.  


Complete the application, seek an adult for a letter of recommendation, compose an essay, successfully deal with all the senior paperwork, and apply to the college of your choice.  Mrs. Andrews in the office is eager to receive your application on or before MARCH 20, 2019.

Best wishes for an exciting and motivating senior year.

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The 2018-2019 application is ready!   This year students will find ONE APPLICATION FORM for both Alexander's Future Foundation AND Alexander Lions Club.   Students may select one or both at the top of the application form. All parts of the application are due to Alexander secretary Susie Andrews ON OR BEFORE MARCH 20TH by 2:45 P.M.  It is anticipated that 49 scholarships will be awarded ranging from $500 to $2500 for a total of $34,250.00.


Printed applications are also available in the Career Center or the senior English classroom.  Please click on the below link to access the interactive application.


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  • Albany VFW Post 9893 Honorary Scholarship—EMILY BAILS
  • Alexander Faculty and Staff Scholarship—KATHERINE HOWARD
  • Ball-Shuman Memorial Scholarship--ABIGAIL HOWARD
  • Don and Lucille Battrell Memorial Scholarship—HANNAH SIX
  • Lawrence Bean Memorial Scholarship—JENNA JORDAN
  • Bryan Bell Memorial Scholarship—ETHAN MANSFIELD
  • Tara Bolen Memorial Scholarship--SHYANNA CHURCHHEUS
  • Chris Bolin Memorial Scholarship—ABIGAIL HOWARD
  • Bray Family Memorial Scholarship—TESS WOODYARD
  • Brooks Family Honorary Scholarship—SAMANTHA GOINS
  • Everett and Bernice Conkey and Mary Nardo Memorial Scholarship—SHARON ROBINSON
  • Cornwell Family Honorary Scholarship--HOPE SMALLWOOD
  • Mexie and Max Crabtree Memorial Scholarship—LYNDSEY SIGMAN
  • Rebecca Darst Memorial ScholarshipSHARON ROBINSON
  • Randy Dillinger Honorary Scholarship—LAUREN SCURLOCK
  • Loretta Doudna Memorial Scholarship--MONTANA MOODY
  • Allie Douglas Memorial Scholarship--SOPHIA SCARMACK
  • David Enlow Memorial Scholarship—KAITLYN COLEY
  • Dr. David Evans Memorial Scholarship—TESS WOODWARD
  • Fanning and Howey Honorary Scholarship--JORDAN LUMBATIS
  • Ryan Ferguson Memorial Scholarship—LUKE KISH
  • FFA Alumni Scholarship in Memory of John Sewell, Adam Fitzgerald, and Nathan Coe—DYLAN BOIVIN
  • Jeff and Steven Gillogly Memorial Scholarship--MARINA MULLINS
  • Noah Gillogly Memorial ScholarshipMICHAEL NORRIS
  • Chris Grant Memorial Scholarship--BRITTANY ARLEDGE
  • Hamill Family Memorial Scholarship--DEREK BUCKLEY
  • Lawrence Haskell Memorial Scholarship--MAYA SHERMAN
  • Thomas R. Hutchinson Family Memorial Scholarship—DEREK BUCKLEY
  • Adam Jolley Memorial Scholarship—MIRANDA HOWARD
  • Megan Keffer Memorial Scholarship—ADISON MCCLAIN
  • Jerry Keiter Memorial Scholarship—ISSAC DOWNS
  • Brandon, Sharon, Greg Lowry and Vela Kay Hunter Memorial Scholarship—ELIZABETH HANING
  • Eric Mansfield Memorial Scholarship—ETHAN MANSFIELD
  • James McCamish Memorial Scholarship—CHRIS SMITH
  • Rebecca Meeks Memorial Scholarship--MADISON HENSLEY
  • Ed Pennington Memorial Scholarship--LYNDSEY SIGMAN
  • Kelly Rine Honorary Scholarship--ADISON MCCLAIN
  • David Rolston Memorial and Rick Rolston Honorary Scholarship--KATHERINE NELSON
  • Lewis and Helen Sauer Memorial Scholarship—SOPHIA SCARMACK
  • Kevin Shaner Memorial Scholarship—JENNA JORDAN
  • Joe Theiss Memorial Scholarship—SYDNEY ANDREWS
  • David Turrill Memorial Scholarship--HANNAH KING
  • Bill Whaley Memorial ScholarshipTANNER ESSELBURN
  • Todd Wingett Memorial ScholarshipMACKENZIE HAWK
  • Robert Withrow Memorial Scholarship--CARTER CARR
  • Wood Family Memorial Scholarship—MADISON HENSLEY
  • Dr. Kenneth Woods Memorial Scholarship-- JORDAN LUMBATIS


Please click on the link below to read AFF's Booklet originally produced by Connie Knowlton Sharp, with additions by Susie Andrews and Lois Harkins.  The book will be updated during the 2018-19 school year to include a biography for Terry and Patti Barnhill, Charles Butcher, Dirk Malone,  Dawn Moore, and Todd Wingett.

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Scholarship Biographies

Full biographies and scholarship criteria are avaliable by clicking on the booklet above and then scrolling to the listed page number.

  • Jennett Ackerman--page 4
  • Albany VFW Honorary Scholarship--page 32
  • Alexander Faculty and Staff--page 3
  • Alexander FFA Alumni Association--page 31
  • Benjamin Ball, Glenna Ball, Lucille Shuman and Sally Ball--page 5
  • Terry and Patti Barnhill--to be added
  • Gary Bartlett--page 4
  • Lucille and Don Battrell--page 6
  • Lawrence Bean--page 28
  • Bryan Bell--page 7
  • Everett Boggess--page 7
  • Tara Marcell Bolen--page 10
  • Chris Bolin--page 14
  • Bray Family--page 11
  • William Ray and Margaret Thompson Brooks--page 10
  • Brooks Family--page 21
  • Charles Butcher--to be added
  • Everett and Bernice Conkey and Mary Nardo--page 22
  • Cornwell Family--page 36
  • Mexie and Max Crabtree--page 11
  • Ward and Darlene Cunningham--page 12
  • Rebecca Mae Darst--page 13
  • Don and Scott Dillinger--page 15
  • Randy Dillinger--page 14
  • Loretta A. Doudna--page 13
  • Allie Douglas--page 16
  • David Enlow--page 15
  • Dr. David Glen Evans--page 16
  • Chris Grant--page 34
  • Fanning and Howey--page 9
  • Ryan Ferguson--page 17
  • Jeffrey Allen and Steven Gillogly--page 17
  • Noah Gillogly--page 19
  • Hamill Family--page 22
  • Lawrence Haskell, Junior--page 8
  • Tom Hutchison--page 9
  • Adam Wayne Jolley--page 18
  • Tammy Marks Jordan--page 34
  • Megan Keffer--page 3
  • Jerry Keiter--page 33
  • Ada Kennedy and Clifton E. Swaim--page 20
  • Anne Laufman--pge 32
  • Vela Kay Hunter and Brandon, Sharon, and Greg Lowry--page 20
  • James A. McCamish--page 23
  • Greg McDaniel--page 23
  • Dirk Malone--to be added
  • Eric Mansfield--page 30
  • Rebecca Meeks--page 24
  • Dawn Moore--to be added
  • James E. Pennington--page 28
  • Thelma J. Raines--page 12
  • Kelly Rine--page 24
  • David and Rick Rolston--page 25
  • Lewis and Helen Sauer--page 25
  • Kevin Shaner--page 26
  • David Turrill--page 35
  • Joe and Mabel Theiss--pge 26
  • Ed Waldron--page 21
  • Barry L. West--page 27
  • Bill J. Whaley--page 30
  • Josephine Williamson--page 27
  • Charles G. Wingett--page 29
  • Todd Wingett--to be added on page 37
  • Robert Eugene Withrow--page 29
  • Wood Family--page 8
  • Ken Woods--page 31
  • THE GROUP PHOTO HAS ARRIVED!  Please enjoy an upcoming press release listing the recipients, colleges, and awarded scholarships.  Special thanks to Susie Andrews and Lisa Matheny for sharing thieir talents and ideas.  Prior permission was obtained from recipients for distribution.

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Please click on the link below to access the complete listing of scholarship recipients through 2018.

/userfiles/1842/my files/copy of all-aff-recipients-through-2018.pdf?id=4349





THANK YOU to our February 2019 contributors:  The Albany VFW Post 9893, Thomas Eurich, Jr., Gail G. Graham and Anne H. Grubbs, and Bill and Lois Harkins.

There were no contributions for January 2019.  (The Albany VFW Post 9893 will appear in the February 2019 Treasurer's Report.)

THANK YOU to our December 2018 contributors:  Terry and Patti Barnhill, Dana and Jeannie Exline, and Charles and Martha Newlun.

THANK YOU to our November 2018 contributors: Barbara Allen and family, Susie and Bill Allen and family, Mike Bean, Travis and Sarah Begley, Helen Bolen, Max and Vivian Bolen, Roger Bolen Family, Book Babes, Frank and Lainie Cargould, Maryann Chase, Jenny Clark, Beverly and Bob Dellinger and family, Linda Fife and Dave Liggitt, Kathy and John Fogler, Facebook Donation, Bill and Lois Harkins, Donald and Roberta Hubbard, Mindy Ingram, Dianna Johnson, Joyce Kazmierczak, Phyllis Lorrubio, John Maskiska II and son, John and Lynn Maskiska, Jr., Mr. and Mrs. Mike Miller and family, Donna Jean Nelson, Martha Newben, James Newman, Ohio University Facilities Management, Bill and Jamie Parton, Russell and Deborah Phillips, Janet Pritchard, Jacklyn Robinson, Craig and Teresa Sierak, Sigma Phi Gamma Sorority, William and Darlene Smith, Sam and Sheila Theiss, Rosemary Toole, Tri-County Career Center, Charles and Saundra Vosler, Lois and Keith Weaver, and Robert and Lois Whealey.

THANK YOU to our October 2018 contributors:  Suette Adams, Anonymous, Appalachian Dirt Riders, Inc., James Azbell,  David and Susan (Sue) Baylor and Family, Reid and Teresa Caldwell, Shiow and Tiao Chang, Alexander Class of 2010, S. Nicole Conrath Family Dental Care, Ronald and Sharon Collins, Kim and Connie Cooper, William DePue, Jr., Michael Dixon, Ryan Donnelly, Marianne Dunn, Kristin Ferguson, Trent Gabriel, Heather Gould, Beverly Guider, Denton and Lori Guthrie, Richard and Nancy Haddox, Bill and Lois Harkins, Ronald (Ron) and Mary Hayes, Sara Hayes,  Joseph (Joe), Jean, and Katie Hicks, Hocking Valley Concrete, Sarah Jones,  Anne Kemmerle, Eric and Sharon Lauck, Margie J. Lawson, D.D. S., Inc., Donald, Christy, and Kendra Lee, Arthur and Kathleen Marinelli, Richard (Rich) and Yvonne Mayer, Kim, Scott, Jordan, and Austin McClain, Katie McGrath, June Meadows, Marc, Lesley, Lilly, and Mason Michigan, Jestie Moore, Dana Morehead, Suzette Neas,  Latasha Nigemeyer, Casey Noll, Kenneth (Ken) and Mary Payne, Jacob Pyle, Tiffany Rice, Frank and Judy Rejonis (Gallipolis Mahh Jong Group), T.P. and Carol Sauber, Matt Sheets, Hannah Shull, Chris and Tricia Smith and Family, Sumerel Tire Service, Inc., Penny and Charles (Jeff) Tope, Thomas and Marikay Vanderven, James Young, James Weaver, M.K. Rowe and S.M. Williams, Tyler Willoughby, Kathy and Richard (Dick) Woolison, World Wide Distribtuion, Inc., and ZC Rubber America, Inc. (Allen, Joyce, Craige, and Steve). 

THANK YOU to our September 2019 contributors:  Susie Andrews, Missy Baker, Jamie Blick, Sam Booth, Amrik Brar, Randy Brooks, Jessica Buckley, Kerry Bullock, Dan Burke, Becky Busch, Andrea Carr, Amy Carroll, Mark Chapman, Hannah Charbel, Andrea Chimo, Kirk Crow, Kevin Dael, Beth DiBenedetto, Frank Doudna, Tom Fauber, Bryan Ford, Amy Gould, Melissa Guffey, Karrie Hanning, Kasey Harris, Dan Hendershott, Katie Holdcroft, Beth Horton, Charla Johnson, Jim Kearns, Natalie Lucas, Amy Mansfield, Shelly Mansfield, Rich Maskiel, Lisa Matheny, Kathleen McDougle, Megan McElligott, Dave McLaughlin, Jill Miller, Misty Montgomery, Malinda Mowry, Jenny Norris, Kerry Payton, Beth Pettey, Carla Pratt-Harrington, Dani Regan, Taylor Rhyan, Julie Rice, Wandy Richards, Abby Rouse, Erin Roush, Jessica Rumley, Marilyn Scurlock, Chad Sheets, Connie Sheets, Darla Sheets, Stephanie Stamper, Angie Taggart, Rachel Terry, and Mary Ann Welsh.

THANK YOU to our August 2018 contributor:  United Way of Central Ohio.

THANK YOU to our July 2018 contibutors:  Bill and Lois Harkins, Debra Talbott, and Sue Wilkes. 

There were no contributions for June 2018. 

THANK YOU to our May 2018 contributors:  Robert and Elizabeth Graves, Bill and Lois Harkins, Megan McGilligott Meyer, Network for Good for Todd Wingett, Ellen Shipley, Sandy Waldron, Ron White Builders LLC, and Stephanie Ziembier. 

THANK YOU to our April 2018 contributors:  Brien and Judy Burke, Bill and Lois Harkins, and Sierra Meek.

THANK YOU to our March 2018 contributors:  Marla Azbell, Sally Ball, Ann Brabbs, Ronda Brown, Daniel and Kimberly Cannell, Russell Crabtree, C.R. Athens Properties LTD, Andrew and Diane Dunn, Gaiser Enterprises LLC, Bill and Lois Harkins, Kenneth and Crystal Jones, Jim and Jorae Smith, Matheny's One Call Does It All, Sandra Malone, Alfred and Heidi Mann, David Miller, Orion Ventures LLC, Tom and Kathy Reed, Ribbit Inc., Marla Sams, Dawn Worley-Sims and Gary Sims, and Rosalie Wingett.




Fifty-nine Alexander employees donated $8496.00 through payroll deductions for the 2018-2019 school year.  Your continued partnership is valued.  Thank you!



The following accounts received donations SEPTEMBER 2018 THROUGH AUGUST 2019:

Ted Albano

Albany VFW Post 9893

Alexander Band Boosters Alumni Association

Alexander Faculty and Staff

Alexander FFA Alumni Scholarship in memory of John Sewell, Adam Fitzgerald, and Nate Coe

Bernard Lee Allen

Terry and Patti Barnhill

Bryan Bell

Chris Bolin

Tara Bolen

Lois Booth

Wanda Burke

Charles Butcher

Lucy Edgcombs

Ryan Ferguson

Noah Gillogly

Chris Grant

Davis Greene

Lois Harkins

Jerry Keiter

Danny Llewellyn

Carmen Lorrubio

Brandon Lowry

Dirk Malone

Eric Mansfield

Jim McHarg

Arlene Perry

Kevin Shaner

Edna Stalder

Joe Theiss

David Turrill

United Way of Central Ohio

Pat Wagner

Alicia Walls

Bill Whaley

Josephine Williamson

Todd Wingett




James Howard McHarg





Wanda  Burke


Wanda Celeste (Medcalf) Burke died February 4th at the age of 75.  She leaves her loving husband of over 51 years, Dolphus (Doc), behind to farm for a few more years. 

Wanda graduated from Green Hills High School and Ohio University where she played basketball, field hockey, and softball.  She retired from Alexander Local School District where she made "gym" a favorite class for many of the thousands of students she taught.  Wanda's kind heart and beautiful spirit continues in the many lives of students she inspired throughout her career.

In addition to her husband, she leaves behind daughter Audra (Keith) Kelly, son Dan (Angie) Burke, three grandsons:  Cole, Grant, and Jay Owen Burke, her sister Maureen (Bob) Brabbs, several sisters-and brothers-in law, and many nieces and nephews.

Services will be Friday at 11:00 A.M. at Christ Community Wesleyan Church with Pastors Denver Dodrill and Ray Richardson officiating and burial at School Lot Cemetery.  The family welcomes visitation at Christ Community Wesleyan Church on Thrusday from 6 to 8 P.M.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Alexander's Future Foundation, Post Office Box 204, Albany, Ohio 45710 or Ohio Health Home Care, 444 West Untion Street, Suite C, Athens, Ohio 45701.

A message from Wanda:  "Dear Heavenly Faither, I cannot be with my dear family and friends right now, but you can.  I ask that you comfort their hurting hearts.  Help them to see the blessing in this release of an earthly body.  Remind them all that this is only a temporary separation."



  • 1993--1 scholarship      $500
  • 1994--2 scholarships     $1000
  • 1995--3 scholarships     $1500
  • 1996--6 scholarships     $3000
  • 1997--8 scholarships     $4000
  • 1998--9 scholarships     $4500
  • 1999--14 scholarships   $7000 
  • 2000--15 scholarships   $7500
  • 2001--14 scholarships   $7000
  • 2002--16 scholarships   $9000
  • 2003--16 scholarships   $9000
  • 2004--14 scholarships   $9000
  • 2005--21 scholarships   $12,500
  • 2006--19 scholarships   $12,000
  • 2007--26 scholarships   $17,250
  • 2008--27 scholarships   $17,750
  • 2009--29 scholarships   $21,250
  • 2010--32 scholarships   $20,250
  • 2011--39 scholarships   $23,500
  • 2012--35 scholarships   $21,500
  • 2013--37 scholarships   $24,666
  • 2014--42 scholarships $26,723.00
  • 2015--45 scholarships  $28,500.00
  • 2016--42 scholarships $29,000.00
  • 2017--47 scholarships $30,500.00
  • 2018--47 scholarships $32,500.00

Total:      606 scholarships   $392,139.00


     Contributions may be sent to Alexander's Future Foundation, Post Office Box 204, Albany, Ohio  45710.  If donating in memory or in honor of an individual or group, please list the name on the memo line of the check.  An acknowledgement letter will be sent to you upon receipt.  Further, a letter to the family will be mailed announcing your gift;  however, the amount will be omitted.   Cash donations can be accepted in person at school.   However, please do not leave until a prompt receipt is given.



Alexander’s Future Foundation was established in 1992 by interested community members and school personnel to provide financial support for graduates pursuing post-secondary training. The scholarships are sent directly to the institution for tuition or fees.

Thanks to the generous contributions from community members and Alexander staff, Alexander’s Future Foundation’s principal balance continues to grow, allowing the foundation to use the interest to steadily increase the number of awarded scholarships.

Scholarships based on financial need, academic achievement, intended majors, and/or service to the community will be awarded to Alexander High School students in May of each year.  These begin at $500.




Wecome to new Board Member CONNIE SHEETS, Alexander Elementary School Teacher

Susie Andrews, Corresponding Secretary for Alexander Employees

Sally Ball

Jay Barnes, Vice-President

Brien Burke, President

Lisa Dael

Steve Dillinger

Lindy Douglas

Don Gardella

Lois Harkins,  Web Page Designer

John Hutchison

Crystal Jones, Corresponding Secretary for Community

Christy Carsey Lee, Treasurer

Connie Sheets

Megan Six, Recording Secretary

Steve Sewell

Sue Wilkes

Effective January 14, 2019




Alexander's Future Foundation meets the 2nd Monday of October, January, February, March, April, May, and June in the Media Center (Library) at the Alexander Local School District complex beginning at 6:00 P.M.



  • Kim McHarg Frazier, 1980 Alexander graduate, logo concept
  • Megan Bowen Six, 2001 AFF Scholarship Recipient, stationery design
  • Joyce Bobo and Connie Knowlton, Alexander graduates,--AFF biography brochure
  • Connie Knowlton, Alexander graduate,--AFF original booklet design
  • Lisa Matheny, Alexander graduate,--AFF booklet formatting
  • Susie Andrews and Lois Harkins, Alexander employeess,--AFF booklet formatting
  • Jeremy Sheets and Lois Harkins, Alexander employees,--Web page design



  • Jim McHarg wrote the bylaws for Alexander's Future Foundation?

  • Mabel Burton obtained tax-exempt status for us?

  • Dave Garrod served as the first president of AFF?

  • Peggy and Dave Garrod made the first donation to AFF--a $40 check in memory of Art Cross?

  • The Alexander Lions Club donated $500 seed money?

  • Rick and Penney Rolston pledged a $1000 donation to get us started?

  • Sam and Sheila Theiss donated $10,000 to begin the very first scholarship account--the Joe Theiss Memorial Scholarship?

  • AFF is an all-volunteer organization?

  • Our stationery is donated by a community member?

  • AFF's fees consists of postage, post office box, and filing fees?

  • Our scholarships are based on interest of invested funds?

  • Connie Knowlton and Jim McHarg helped organize a Pumpkin Patch for two years for publicity and any funds we might have received?

  • Jean McCamish organized two Chinese auctions for publicity and funds?

  • Edna Stalder has served as our treasurer for 20 years?

  • Wendy Johnson received the first AFF scholarship?

  • Once a total of $5000 has been earned in an account, a scholarship will be awarded every other year?

  • Once a total of $10,000 has been earned in an account, a scholarship will be awarded every year?

  • Families may write the criteria for their scholarship?

Interested in Creating a Scholarship? Here's How!

It is rather simple to begin a scholarship.  The first step is to donate funds in honor or memory of someone. This starts a record-keeping process that has several checks and balances by the Board of Trustees.  Simply put, the money goes into the general fund; however, very careful records denote the exact total in the account.  Once the fund reaches $5000 by a June 1st deadline, then a scholarship is awarded the following May to an applicant that meets the criteria the family has established. A $5000 total awards a scholarship every other year; whereas, a $10,000 total awards a scholarship every year. 

Families write the scholarship criteria which can be altered in the future.  We simply ask that advanced notice be given so we can change the bios on the web page and in the booklet.  The Board of Trustees selects the students from the applicant pool, but consideration is given to an applicant who meets all the application terms.

An important feature is that the scholarship amounts are derived from INTEREST only and the principal is not touched.  Scholarship amounts vary according to the amount of money in the specific accounts.  As an example, our first scholarship for Joe Theiss has more funds than one that was started later.  Therefore, Joe's scholarship amount might be $750; whereas, the later one might be $500.  As interest has not been too good in recent years, we have still been able to begin scholarship amounts at $500.  We always caution folks that the amount might be a tad lower if interest continues to remain low. Alexander’s Future Foundation is a tax-exempt organization so donations may be listed as contributions on income taxes.

Donations may be mailed to Alexander’s Future Foundation, Post Office Box 204, Albany, Ohio 45710.  Questions may be directed to any member of the Board of Trustees. 


This page was last updated March 11, 2019.

CONTACT:  Lois Harkins at or 740-592-4184.