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Switzer News 8/28/14 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Judy Reynolds   
Thursday, August 28, 2014 7:27 AM

The Turner Reunion was held at Sam and Kristie Turners at Senecaville, OH with thirty-one members attending.  Ila Turner, Jim, Julia and Annie Turner from Krebs Hill and Mike, Monica and Dani Turner from West Jefferson, OH attended.

Congratulations to Amy Datkuliak on her new job as a teacher at Powhatan Elementary School.

Rob, Amanda, Michael and Mitchell Smith of St. Clairsville and Chris Smith of Clarington were on vacation to Holden Beach, N.C. They went out to eat and enjoyed the beach while there. Chris got 2 rainforest frogs for pets.

David, Vickie, Adam and Peter Datkuliak of Fayetteville, N.C. were in visiting with Ron, Karen and Levi Datkuliak, family and friends. Adam and Peter stayed with Ron, Karen and Levi while David and Vickie went on a little vacation.

Michael Smith of St. Clairsville, OH was in and visited with Fred and Chris Smith a couple of days.

Darin Baldwin of Columbus, OH was in visiting with Ila Jean Baldwin. While in he attended his class reunion held in Powhatan.

Jessy Smith and Maggie Smith were in for Sunday dinner with their grandparents Fred & Chris Smith.

Josh and Cathy Moore, of Chambersburg, PA, son-in-law and daughter of Gil and Susie Zink visited with their parents and Starling and Linda Zink over the weekend. Heath Moore was a guest, too. Isabelle Moore, Noah and Jonah Zink stayed with Gil and Sue Zink, in their big camper.  All were together Saturday celebrating Gilbert’s birthday, which was Aug. 14th, with a hayride in the afternoon and supper with ice cream cake in the evening at Linda and Starling’s.

Switzer News 8/14/14 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Judy Reynolds   
Wednesday, August 13, 2014 4:29 PM

The German Ridge Jamboree was held at St. John’s U.C.C. with five hundred people signing in at the gate.  It was a very nice day.  It is a wonderful way for families and friends to spend the day together.  There were at least two sets of families with four generations attending, Elmer and Elvira Datkuliak and Patsy Baker families.

Terry, Jennifer, Quinten, Rachael, Natalie and Sierra Paul from Florida were in visiting with Harold and Barbara Lehman of Powhatan Pt. and John Lehman and family in Marietta, along with other family and friends.  While vacationing they attended the Datkuliak Reunion and the Kaldor Reunion. Quinten was guest guitar player for a couple songs with the Stream Line Band at the German Ridge Jamboree.

The Datkuliak Reunion was held at Bark Camp State Park.  Attending were about sixty family members from Ohio, Florida and Pennsylvania. Youngest attending was Carma Datkuliak and oldest was Elmer Datkuliak.

The Kaldor Reunion was held at Bark Camp State Park. Attending were about forty family members from Ohio, Florida and Pennsylvania.

Tim Dietrich of Lawrenceburg, KY and his son, Collin Dietrich of Dyersburg, TN were in visiting with Paul and Sandy Dietrich, family and friends.  While they were in they helped Paul on the farm.

Switzer News 7/24/14 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Judy Reynolds   
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 3:46 PM

The Annual Baldwin Reunion was held Sat., July 12 at Bruce Park in New Martinsville, WV. Twenty members of the family were present. The youngest in attendance was Hanna Pack, daughter of Matthew & Kristin Pack. The oldest was Emanuel Baldwin. Traveling the farthest from Topeka, Kansas was Kaylee Baldwin, daughter of Alan Baldwin. Matt & Kurstin Pack from Huntington, WV and Bob Baldwin & Darin Baldwin from Columbus, OH area. Plenty of food was enjoyed by all. Same place next year on third Saturday in July.

July 16 was the day of the Ohio Launch Event of the Bon Appetite Appalachia Campaign.  This logo will be associated with food in the entire Appalachian region of the United States.  Ohio's launch was held at the Eclipse Town Store, Athens, Ohio.  Officials taking part in the launch were Jason Wilson, Ohio Governor's Office of Appalachia; Tammy Brown, Tourism Ohio; Tony Logan, USDA Local Foods, Local Places;  Kostas Skordas, Director of Regional Planning and Research, ARC; Molly Theobald, Director of Regional Program Operations, ARC.

A Sampling and Tasting Fair was held immediately before and after the Official Launch Event.  Jennifer (Kindelberger) Jagunic of school house winery of Dover, Ohio, presented a sampling of their wines.  Jennifer's family was originally from the Beallsville area.

Switzer News 6/26/14 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Judy Reynolds   
Wednesday, June 25, 2014 12:01 PM

I went to St. Clairsville to meet with my cousins Emma Greenwood and daughter Susie of Howard, OH. We had lunch at Cracker Barrel Restaurant. We then went to their room at Fairfield Inn and visited some more. Emma and Susie were in to meet up with family and friends around the area. We had a great time catching up on family goings on.

Melissa Lehman of Columbus, was in visiting with Jim and Dee Lehman. While in, she took her dad to Mehlman's Cafeteria for father's day dinner.

Terri Reynolds and I are on the 26th annual Great Ohio Bicycle Adventure with around 3,000 bicyclists from all over North America and other nations, support and gear personnel, paramedics, organizers, car camper, bicycle vendors/repair. They were all traveling together as a small town called GOBAville. Watch later for a more detailed account of our adventure.

Clarington Senior Citizen went to Woodsfield Senior Center to join them at their soup and salad lunch. Those going were Paul and Sandy Dietrich, Nona Talbot, Pat Kurtzman, Ila Jean Baldwin and driver Jim and Shirley Piatt.

Switzer News 6/12/14 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Judy Reynolds   
Thursday, June 12, 2014 10:01 AM

Terri Reynolds of Lizesmores, WV was in for a couple of long weekends.

Teresa & Randy Zink honored their mothers (and fathers) for Mother’s Day with dinner; Sara and Leonard Hamilton from Reno, OH and Linda and Starling Zink of Clarington. Others attending were Katey Dancy & Taylor Zink and Beau, Danielle, Annie, Jack and Jordyn Martin.

I drove to Indianapolis, IN and brought our aunt Patsy Baker back to the farm.Terri, Aunt Pat and I did some shopping. Aunt Pat and I attended the Salem/Clarington High School Alumni Banquet.

The Salem/Clarington High School Alumni Banquet was held May 24th at the Clarington Fire Hall. Twenty-seven alumni and 17 guests attended. The oldest alumnus present was Lena Boetticher Okey of Canal Fulton, OH. She is one-hundred-two, yes (102), and I was told by her driver that her older sister lives in PA and she is 104. Lena was a graduate of the class of 1930.

A gift was given to the five oldest alumni there. They were: Lena Boetticher Okey, Elvira Roth Datkuliak, Emanuel Baldwin, Henrietta Lollathin Holt and George Schnegg, Jr. Alumnus traveling the farthest was Patsy Baker around 350 miles for Indianapolis, IN. The dinner was catered by Betty Edgington. While in many of the alumni toured the Ohio Valley River Museum in Clarington.

Gary and Marjorie Baumberger were pleased to have tourists from several different areas over Memorial Day weekend. A group, led by a member of the Friends of Ohio Barns, explored the Stone Barn with great interest. The group of gentlemen were camping in the Dairy area of Monroe County.  The Baumbergers encouraged them to return for the German Ridge Jamboree on the fourth Saturday of July.