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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.

Switzer News 5/22/14 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Judy Reynolds   
Thursday, May 22, 2014 9:47 AM

Levi Datkuliak, with a team from School of Hope, participated in Bowling Special Olympics and received a medal.  Levi is the son of Ron and Karen Datkuliak and grandson of Elmer and Elvira Datkuliak.  Also participating was Lacey Fankhauser with a team from Bellaire H.S. Lacey is the daughter of Wayne Fankhauser and granddaughter of Ray and Lena Fankhauser.

Hank Smith graduated on May 10 from Carlow University in Pittsburg, PA with a Bachelor degree in English.  Fred and Chris Smith, Hank’s dad, brother, sister, girlfriend, mother, other grandmother attended the graduation.  On their way home, they stopped at Olive Garden Restaurant at the Highlands to celebrate.  It was a great day for everyone, except for all the rain.

Darlene Baldwin, Ila Jean Baldwin, Debbie Palmer and children Kaylee and Allie were at Clarington Park for a picnic and the girls enjoyed playing in the park.

Terri Reynolds was home for the weekend.  After church on Mother’s Day we went to Cracker Barrel Restaurant at the Highlands for lunch before Terri headed back down to Lizemores, WV. On the way home, I stopped in and visited with Ila Darrah and Esther Moore at the Shadyside Rehab & Nursing Center in Shadyside, OH.

Enjoying a Mother’s Day dinner with Ron, Karen and Levi Datkuliak were Reuben, Amy and Carma Datkuliak, Elmer and Elvira Datkuliak and Pastor Carla Wobschall.

Switzer News 5/8/14 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Judy Reynolds   
Thursday, May 08, 2014 9:01 AM

The Saturday before Easter, Vici Allemand and children Paul, Toby and Elizabeth, Brian, Amanda, Coleman, Kaden and Addason Tomlin, Troi, Ashley, Colton, Drew, Holden, Luke and Ellaina Garey were dinner guest with Richard and Deb Lehman. Following dinner was an Easter egg hunt.

Many visitors from Wooster, OH, attended Easter church services at St. John’s U.C.C., German Ridge, Powhatan Pt., OH. Several came for the burial of Fae Nippert Robinson’s ashes at the cemetery. Fae’s ashes were put beside her husband Charles who died about a year ago. A little lunch was served to the Robinson family by Linda and Starling Zink in the church basement.

Congratulations to Erica Logston, Jena Tucker and Brandon Tucker who were confirmed into St. John’s U.C.C. Erica was also baptized on Easter Sunday during worship. A cake was served in the basement after the service in their honor.

Having Easter Sunday dinner at Ila Jean Baldwin’s were; Brian, Amanda, Kaylee and Allie Scatterfield, Larry and Debbie Palmer, Scott, Kris and Lindsley Zurek, Jeff, Sheri, Colton and Chelsea Robinson, Darin Baldwin and Darlene Baldwin. It was a great day and the weather was beautiful!

Having Easter dinner & supper with Esther Nippert and Chris Glotfelty were 30 family members and Jen Nippert’s parents, Steve and Janet Schmitt from Arizona.

The family of Gary and Marjorie Baumberger enjoyed a carry-in dinner at Stone Barn Farm on Easter. After dinner Greg and Nancy Baumberger provided a scavenger hunt for the three youngsters, Fred, Lamar and Chase. The adults enjoyed hearing Fred read the clues and watch all three make a dash to find the next object and clue.

Having Easter dinner with Ron, Karen and Levi Datkuliak were Elmer and Elvira Datkuliak.

Enjoying the Easter afternoon with Ray and Lena Fankhauser were Richard, Jeanie, Lanie, Morgan Fankhauser and Brian Kahl, Henry, Marinda and Alex Fankhauser, Terry and Sharon Fankhauser, Edna Jane and Larry Jarrett, Dave, Lindsey, Brooklyn, Carson and Reagan Burley, Nancy, Greg and Brian Baumberger, Alex and Amber Schaffer, Dian Christman, Tyler Fankhauser and Lacey Frankhauser.