Last year the Beacon arrived at the home of John and Nira (Reed) Howell in Shadyside with an article and a picture of Eleanor (Mooney) Forrer and her grandmother Elizabeth (Davenport) Mooney’s 1879 wedding dress.

The Horse Whisperers 4-H club has continued its popular therapeutic riding program this year, overseeing its second event on June 26 at the Monroe County Fairgrounds. The program focuses on helping those with physical or mental disabilities through exercises on horseback. “I think it’s a lot of fun.

Last year the Beacon arrived at the home of John and Nira (Reed) Howell in Shadyside with an article and a picture of Eleanor (Mooney) Forrer and her grandmother Elizabeth (Davenport) Mooney’s 1879 wedding dress.

Neva Hawkins

 Neva Jean Hawkins, 78, of Ellenton, Florida (formerly of Monroe County, Ohio), passed away June 25, 2015.  She was born February 27, 1937 in Graysville, Ohio to the late Gordon and Anna (Smith) Dillon. 

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her siblings, Juanita, Raymond, Kenneth, Cleo, Olivia, and David.

Therapeutic riding program continues

The Horse Whisperers 4-H club has continued its popular therapeutic riding program this year, overseeing its second event on June 26 at the Monroe County Fairgrounds. The program focuses on helping those with physical or mental disabilities through exercises on horseback. “I think it’s a lot of fun. It’s nice to help these people out.

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I’ve had conversations with people before about “first-world problems.” I’m not pretending to have coined that term, but I haven’t heard it a lot.