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Neighbor Helping Neighbor: The Gas Card Program PDF Print E-mail
Written by Jondavid Pollock, M.D., Ph.D.   
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 10:11 AM

A diagnosis of cancer is perilous enough for most. However, when your closest treatment center is in Wheeling or Columbus, you start to sweat the details of travel and high gas costs in addition to everything your doctor told you.

In Monroe County you have a friend not available elsewhere - your neighbor. In 2010, a group of concerned neighbors formed to take some of the sting out of travel to and from the treatment centers.

Beacon Readers Saves Rabbit PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, April 02, 2014 3:39 PM

Beacon reader Dana Capps looked out her window to see her cat with an adult wild rabbit in its grasp. She was able to get the cat off of it and caught the rabbit. She is pictured holding it after saving it from the claws of the feline. She believes she was able to hold the rabbit because it was in shock. She later released it.

Williamsons Four Generations PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, December 19, 2013 8:17 AM

Recently Douglas and Kristy Williamson along with their twin daughters, Sadie Mae and Sophie Grace and family dog, Roxy, stopped by on their way through to their new home in Shorewood, WI for a visit with Mac Williamson of Morristown, Eleanor Williamson of Wilson Lake, Beallsville and numerous relatives and friends. Pictured above from left to right are: Mac Williamson (grandpa) with Roxy, Douglas Williamson (dad) with Sadie, and Eleanor Williamson (great-grandma) with Sophie.

Christmas in Monroe 2013-Recipes for the Holidays PDF Print E-mail
Written by Sandra and Sondra Berger   
Wednesday, December 11, 2013 10:39 AM

Ginger Molasses Cookies by Sondra Berger

• 3/4 cup shortening  • 3/4 cup brown sugar  • 3/4 cup molasses  • 1 egg

• 3 cups flour  • 1/4 teaspoon salt  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda

• 1/3 teaspoon cloves  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon  • 1 teaspoon ginger

Place on an ungreased pan. Bake at 375 degrees for eight minutes. Makes 3 dozen.


Apricot Cream Cheese Delight by Sandra Berger

• 1 large box apricot jello  • 2 cups boiling water • 2 jars strained apricot baby food

• 1/2 cup sugar  • 15 oz. crushed pineapple with juice

• 8 oz. cream cheese  • 2 packages Dream Whip (only)

Dissolve jello, sugar and water. Add cream cheese until blended. Will be in tiny pieces. Add pineapple and apricot baby food. Cool and let set partially. Prepare dream whip as directed, minus vanilla. Fold in Dream Whip. Chill several hours.

Christmas in Monroe 2013-The Cre`che PDF Print E-mail
Written by Norma Jean Antill   
Wednesday, December 11, 2013 10:38 AM

Re-creations of the Nativity scene goes back to the fourth century. The popularization of the cre`che tradition as we know it is attributed to St. Francis of Assisi in the thirteenth century. Greccio in the Umbrian Hills is where St. Francis had a manger filled with hay, an ox and an ass to be placed beside it.