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Youth Baseball Tourney Planned For Bicentennial PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, April 23, 2014 3:35 PM

Planning continues for the Bicentennial celebration of Woodsfield’s 200th birthday. This event will be held July 3-6, 2014, starting with the fireworks the evening of July 3. Numerous attractions, events and entertainments are scheduled. Most of the businesses are busily planning for red, white and blue decorations and exhibits to celebrate the birthday of the village.

Among events scheduled is a Bicentennial Youth Baseball Tournament on Friday, July 4 and Saturday, July 5 at Village Park. Please contact Tim Winland at 740-213-1117 to sign up for the tournament. There is, also, a 5K run on Saturday, July 5. If you are interested in participating, please contact Carol Schumacher by email at: imashoe@excite.com.

WN&R Presents Dwight Lucas With Award PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, April 23, 2014 3:33 PM

Woodsfield Nursing and Rehabilitation held its annual Volunteer Appreciation luncheon on April 9. Volunteers were recognized for all their hard work and dedication. Dwight Lucas was presented with the Volunteer of the Year Award for outstanding volunteer services. A delicious lunch was provided by the dietary staff. Pictured above are Lynn Sawyers, Life Enrichment Director and Dwight Lucas.

Senior Nutrition Menu 4/28/14-5/2/14 PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, April 23, 2014 3:22 PM

The senior menu for the week of Apr. 28 - May 2

Mon. - Baked chicken, home fries, green beans, tropical fruit, pudding, dinner roll.

Tue. - Swedish meatballs, mashed potatoes, cauliflower, fruit parfait, angel food cake.

Wed. - Chicken and noodles, mashed potatoes, tossed salad w/tomatoes, warm fruit crisp.

Tanker Truck Plunges Into Ohio River PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, April 23, 2014 3:11 PM

A single-vehicle accident involving a tractor-trailer took place on April 20 on State Route 7 in Clarington. Reportedly, the driver lost control when he began choking on a soft drink. His truck veered over the railroad tracks and straight into the Ohio River. The driver was not injured and was able to swim to shore after the accident. The trailer, which is designed to haul frac sand to well sites, was empty at the time of the accident causing the tractor-trailer to float away from the bank. Only small spills were reported, and EMA Director Phil Keevert said they were “contained.” Accident clean-up took around eight hours. On scene were Monroe County EMA, Clarington VFD and EMS, the Monroe County Sheriff’s Department, the Ohio EPA and Jim Beavers, Lockmaster of the Hannibal Locks and Dam. 

Pool Complaint Referred To Park Committee, Woodsfield's Crawford Pole Being Refurbished PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, April 17, 2014 8:55 AM

“I’m here as a voice for my three daughters,” said Desiree Peters during the April 7 meeting of Woodsfield Village Council. She explained issues she has with Monroe Memorial Pool rules which don’t allow food brought in during regular pool hours. She noted that in July 2012 she had brought in a container of cantaloupe  and was asked to eat it outside the pool area. Peters said she has been led to believe it was a health department rule but found it is not. “It is my right to a healthy lifestyle,” said Peters.

Rick Schuerman, village administrator, said he had made efforts to have yogurt and apples available.

“I don’t want to vote on it tonight. It needs to go to Park Committee,” said Councilwoman, Carol Hehr. She said calls had been made to Barnesville pool and they have no rule and no problem with food brought in; also New Matamoras pool does not allow food.

Councilman Mike Cox questioned why at special events and parties food is allowed to be brought in. “If it’s a revenue thing, maybe they can charge to allow it.”

“I believe Park Committee should address it and make a recommendation to council,” said Mayor Bill Bolon.

Amateur radio operator Jeremy Taylor asked council permission to put a 15 ft. antenna and repeater system on reservoir hill. He noted he is recognized through FEMA as a volunteer emergency contact and the National Weather Service can hook up to it. He suggested power consumption could be added to his cable bill.

Schuerman said there could be a problem because it has to be regulated through FCC. He would like to look into it.

Cox suggested the firehouse area would be more apt to accept that. Schuerman said the problem would be no space and there would be an electric issue.

Schuerman read a hand delivered letter from Woodsfield Elementary sixth grade students (to Muncipal Building)  to city employees  saying, “Thank you for keeping the roads clear during this harsh winter so our buses could get to our school and to people’s houses.”

In regard to the bucket truck, Schuerman said it had returned in March with the boom redone, cabling respoked and it is now 100 percent operational.

Muskingum Livestock 4/9/14 Results PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, April 16, 2014 10:53 AM

Apr. 9  Total Head 1659

Fed cattle 145; choice steers $147-154.50; good steers $146 & down; holstein steers $106-125; choice heifers $145-154.75; good heifers $144 & down; 198 commercial cows $103-127; canners and cutters $102 & down; 40 butcher bulls $86-129; bred cows & C/C pairs: 25 cows & cow/calf pair BH $825-2000; feeder cattle 984; stocker steer & bull calves $120-242.50; stocker steer yearlings $110-200;  holstein stocker steers $80-132; stocker heifer calves $110-215; stocker heifer yearlings $100-177; calves 9; baby calves $200 & dn; hogs  (82) best barrows and gilts $90; heavier and lighter weights $83-85; sows $89-91; feeder pigs by wt $50-75.

OSU Extension Celebrates 100 Years: Pioneers of Extension Education PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, April 16, 2014 10:43 AM

Although the Extension service wasn’t formally established until 1914, the earliest examples of the Extension style of teaching date back to the late 1800s. Seaman Knapp is often credited with being the “Father of Extension”. He was an academic man, at one time the president of Iowa’s Agricultural College, who took up farming later in life. Knapp believed in the “learning by doing” philosophy that is still evident in Extension education today. He said, “What a man hears, he may doubt; what he sees, he may possibly doubt; but what he does himself, he cannot doubt."

In 1903, Knapp conducted a year-long demonstration on the Walter G. Porter Farm in Terrell, Texas which successfully proved that good farming practices could overcome the invasion of the cotton boll weevil. The USDA was so impressed with this demonstration that they appropriated $250,000 to hire farm demonstration agents to work throughout Texas, Arkansas, and Louisiana. This was the first step in the formation of the Cooperative Extension Service.

Seaman Knapp is also credited with founding an early prototype of the 4-H club. Knapp realized that some adults might be reluctant to accept his new farming practices, but he knew that young people are often more receptive to such innovations. He founded corn clubs for boys and canning clubs for girls. The boys grew a one-acre field of corn and the girls a tenth-acre patch of tomatoes using Knapp’s methods. When their crops were harvested with yields much better than the average, their parents became believers. 

Housing Program Can Help Residents PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, April 16, 2014 10:33 AM

There is no place like home. For individuals trying to “age in place” or those with disabilities working for independence, one program through the Southeast Ohio Aging & Disability Resource Network (ADRN) is making a difference.

Administered through Buckeye Hills-Hocking Valley Regional Develop-ment District in its 8-county southeast Ohio region, the $500,000 Housing grant was awarded by the Development Services Agency.

“Grants are available to fund repairs for income eligible individuals with a disability of any age or seniors 60+ who own their homes or have a life estate in the property,” said Joe Gage, AAA8 Housing Coordinator. “For residents who qualify, monies may be used to assist with the costs associated with accessibility modifications such as widening doorways, wheelchair ramps, handicap modifications of a bathroom or kitchen and other home repairs.”

Memorial Classic Golf Scramble Set For May 19 PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, April 16, 2014 10:10 AM

The Belmont College Foundation welcomes golfers and community members to the Third Annual Thomas R. Dowler Memorial Classic Golf Scramble to be held May 19. The event will take place at the  Belmont Hills Country Club (BHCC) in St. Clairsville; lunch and registration will be from 11 a.m. - noon, with a shotgun start at noon.

“Mr. Dowler, former President of the Board, played an integral part in building the Belmont College Foundation, and his love of the college was evident to all those who knew him,” said R.J. Konkoleski, Director of Development & External Affairs. “We are excited to have this golf scramble, our premier community event, in Mr. Dowler’s memory as Belmont College’s way of continuing his legacy.”

Team registration includes 18 holes of golf at BHCC, a half a cart per person, lunch, all day drinks on the course, and dinner. Prizes will be awarded for longest putt and longest drive, raffles will be held, as well as two chances to win a car with a hole-in-one.

Senior Nutrition Menu 4/21/14-4/25/14 PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, April 16, 2014 9:56 AM

The senior menu for the week of Apr. 21 - Apr. 25

Mon. - Cabbage casserole, Irish potatoes, broccoli florets, peach slices.

Tue. - Sweet/sour chicken over rice, oriental vegetables, parmesean brussel sprouts, fruit juice.

Wed. - Johnny Marzetti lima beans, tossed salad/tomatoes, warm baked apples, breadstick.