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Rinard Mills 7/17/14 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Norma Jean Antill   
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 7:42 AM

Friends have been talking of reading the book, “That Dark and Bloody River” by Allan W. Eckert. Well, Dad, Franklin Dye, age 97, read the book, all 810 pages in two weeks. He wrote NJ a book report to read at the Jericho annual meeting, which is held the third Sunday in May every year. Franklin met his great-great-grandfather Thomas Mills Sr. in the book.

The mayor of Glass/Washington Hall checked in. Richard, Diane Cisler and grandson Tyler enjoyed a two week fishing trip, 1200 miles to Canada crossing the border at Mackinaw City, MI. Reports of fish of all kinds.

On July 2, the American Queen passed by New Matamoras on the beautiful Ohio River, but no paddle wheel, was being towed. It docked at Marietta on Sunday July 6, and we enjoyed just looking at it from the levee.

Happy 45th Wedding Anniversary July 6, to Jim and Betty Edgington of Low Gap, Cline on the map.

Happy 200 years Woodsfield, a very nice weekend of events over July 4. The founder Archibald Woods appeared in the parade. At one time the stone school house behind the Hollister-Parry museum stood near Graysville. There was also a stone school house at Low Gap, across #26 from Christian Union Church. A question - would anyone share a picture of Low Gap Stone School?

Remember, the Brownsville Grade School Reunion is held the last Saturday in July at Midway Community Building on SR 800 near Antioch.

Rinard Mills 7/3/14 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Norma Jean Antill   
Wednesday, July 02, 2014 4:09 PM

On June 12, the New Matamoras Red Hat Ladies traveled to Marietta “Las Trancas” Mexican Restaurant. An excellent fiesta evening. The word search was won by Madlynne Webber. Door prize was won by Marilyn Tilton, birthday gal, other June birthdays include Mary Montgomery, Rita Earley, Vivian Dye, not present was Teresa Mercer. Others enjoying the evening were Sherry Kirkbride, Teri Masters, Kathy Eckert, Dorothy Hendricks, Gina Williams, Di Evans, Maybell Browne, Debbie Swallow, Nancy Petty, guests Ginny McVey and Ronda Corns. Martha Lindsley furnished a variety cookie platter in honor of all the birthdays. Plans for future meetings are shopping, eating, a movie, visit Bob’s Place with a pontoon ride on the beautiful Ohio River.

It is time to be thinking of attending the Brownsville Grade School Reunion held in the Midway Community Building, Route 800 near Antioch. This meeting is always the last Saturday in July. Teachers Helen McHugh Dye Drake at 102 and Franklin S. Dye at 97 are still teaching and talking about their students.

On Father’s Day across the Ohio River in Friendly, WV, a church bell was rung. This brought memories of Floyd Rinard ringing the church bell at Rinard Mills. It seemed to say, “Come to church, come to church”. He rang it at 8:30 a.m. and again at 9:30 a.m.; a faithful bell ringer. 

Rinard Mills 6/19/14 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Norma Jean Antill   
Thursday, June 19, 2014 8:59 AM

On May 17, the General Store at Wingett Run owned by the Myers family sold the contents of the building at auction. One of the items listed for bid was a Yellow Dog from the Oil Well Supply Company of Pittsburgh, PA. There were many discussions on the use of these lanterns. Read more on this on the internet.

Children’s Day was June 8. I like the verse from Robert Louis Stevenson: “Happy hearts and happy faces, happy play in grassy places. That was how, in ancient ages, children grew to kings and sages.”

Father’s Day is always the third Sunday of June. It is observed after recommendations of a daughter who wanted to show appreciation to her father who raised six children after his wife died. Also for Mother’s Day and Father’s Day, the wearing of a red flower if living and white flower if not, from 1985 Country Home.

Please phone with newsy news, 864-2007. Thanks NJ.

Rinard Mills 6/5/14 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Norma Jean Antill   
Thursday, June 05, 2014 9:35 AM

About aging, have you heard? Older folks are worth a fortune. Silver in their hair, gold in their teeth, stones in their kidneys, lead in their feet, and gas in their stomachs.

A big 90th birthday for Foster Whitacre on June 3. Other June birthdays include NJ’s brother, Roger Dye and grandsons-in-law Ryan Lauer and Tyler Schumacher.

Emily Paulus and Georgia Dye were recently visitors of Foster and Wilma Whitacre, and one day, Madison and Diane Gardner stopped in with home-grown tomato plants. Other visitors included Dale, Debbie, Keith, Michelle and Annabelle Whitacre.

The Matamoras VFW Post 6387 did their route for cemeteries May 26. Thank you.

The Frontier 8th grade class will visit Washington, D.C. June 2-5. In last week’s Beacon 50 years ago, Franklin and Mildred Dye accompanied Hannibal’s group. Now in 2014, their great-grandson Nicodemus Franklin Antill will go to Washington.

Congrats to Justin Casto, 2014 MCHS/SHCC valedictorian, a former resident living in the late Herman Rinard’s property.

Rinard Mills 5/29/14 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Norma Jean Antill   
Wednesday, May 28, 2014 2:37 PM

About the Graysville Alumni that is held June 14, 2014 at noon, Betty Gardner Eddy is the secretary. Betty Hall Anderson is the treasurer to whom reservations are to be sent: 1201 Putnam Howe Dr., Belpre, OH 45714. If you want to just visit, do drop in! Meal will be served at 1 p.m.

The Matamoras Area Historical meets the second Friday of the month at 10:00 a.m. This May 9 meeting, the society hosted the Matamoras 6th grade elementary students. The students walked from the school and were told of different places of interest. History of the town was provided in a very interesting crossword puzzle. They also visited Pioneer Cemetery that is the earliest of the town. New officers are president, John Miller and secretary Madlynne Webber.

The New Mat Red Hats spent the afternoon of May 8 in Belpre for their Mother’s Day Get Together, shopping at the Peddler’s Junction and dinner at The Churn, which we highly recommend. Word search prize won by Mary Montgomery and door prize by Di Evans, small galvanized buckets with geraniums. Each lady received a crochet bookmark by Martha Lindsley in honor of Mother’s Day. Other ladies attending were Nancy Petty, Sherry Kirkbride, Gina Williams, Dorothy Hendricks, Teri Masters, Kathy Eckert, Maybell Browne and daughter Lisa Bess from Fort Myers, FL. Birthday wishes sent to our birthday gal, Irene Haught.

The Matamoras Area Senior Citizens meet the first Thursday of the month. You are welcome to eat lunch at the Carroll Sr. Center and attend the 12:30 p.m. meeting.

A very special lady formerly of Old Camp Rd., now of New Jersey, will celebrate a 103 birthday on July 6.