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Rinard Mills 7/31/14 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Norma Jean Antill   
Wednesday, July 30, 2014 2:45 PM

The New Mat Red Hat ladies traveled to the Grand Central Mall in Vienna, WV, for an afternoon of shopping or movie and then to Cheddars for dinner. Wordsearch winner was Marilyn Tilton, door prize winner was Gina Williams and onion saver winner was Maybell Browne. Others attending were Martha Lindsley, Madlynne Webber, Rita Earley, Teri Masters, Debbie Swallow, Kathy Eckert and Di Evans. July birthday gals not present were sisters, Jean Smith and Jane Farnsworth.

The Matamoras Historical Society meets the 2nd Friday of the month. The president John Miller traveled to Germany this month of July. We expect some information about his travels.

July is ice cream month. “You scream; I scream. We all scream for ice cream.”

On July 9, the humming bird feeders were filled, fresh nectar. One just sat and drank, puffed itself, drank, looked around, drank a bit more and tumbled backwards still holding on with its little feet.

Have you tried fried cucumbers? Slice very thin, roll in flour, salt and fry crisp! Tasty!

Rinard Mills 7/17/14 PDF Print E-mail
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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
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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
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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
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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.