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Local Easter Church Services - 2014 PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, April 16, 2014 10:32 AM

Rinard Mills

Community Church

Maundy Thursday

Services at 6 p.m.

Easter Sunday

Sunrise Service at 7 a.m.

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River Area Churches

Easter at 7 a.m.

Sunrise Service at River High School, Hannibal

Speaker Terry Pringle Community choir to perform. Light refreshments

to follow.

Everyone Welcome

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Preparations Underway for Woodsfield's 200th Birthday PDF Print E-mail
Written by Martha Ackerman, Correspondent   
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 9:25 AM

Showing at one of their planning meetings is the Woodsfield Bicentennial Committee. Pictured, from left, are: Mark Gallagher, Carol Hehr, John Ogden, Lida Conn and Ruth Workman. It’s a birthday party! Yes, the Village of Woodsfield will be celebrating the monumental anniversary of its beginnings during the July 4 weekend.

According to Theresa and Stanley Maienknecht’s “Monroe County, Ohio: A History,” Woodsfield was platted in 1812 by Archibald Woods, Levi Barber and Judge Benjamin Ruggles. The town was named after Archibald Woods who owned most of the land that was platted. Woodsfield was chosen to be the permanent seat of justice for the county by the commissioners who were appointed by the state legislature to make the decision in 1814. (more to come on Woodsfield’s history) A small committee of local residents have been planning and began meeting in November of last year. They want to make this a celebration to remember. Committee members and the entities they represent are: Ruth Workman and Lida Conn, co-chairman of the event; John Ogden and Matt Koogler, Monroe County Historical Society; Carol Hehr, Village of Woodsfield; Mark Gallagher, Monroe County Park District; Bruce Zimmer, 4-H; Carol Bonsall, Arts Council and Monroe Singers; Carol Schumacher, 5-K Run; and Angie Hupp, Archery; along with volunteers Betty Edgington and Lori Rossiter.

“We are very excited about the participation from the businesses and community and the support from elected officials in planning the event,” said Workman.

According to Hehr, the Davey Crawford light pole will return to the town square but this time in the center of the south island. Donations are being sought to purchase a clock to set in the opposite island. If anyone would like to donate to this project, contact Hehr at 740-472-5214.

Fireworks is scheduled to kick off the three-day event, but, in case of rain, they will end the celebratory event on July 5.

The opening ceremony is set for noon on July 4. And that’s just the beginning of the full schedule of events planned for the weekend. Various events are subject to change but there will be something to interest everyone.

 
Vegetable Production and Good Agricultural Practices Meeting PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, April 09, 2014 2:30 PM

OSU Extension Educators from Monroe and Belmont Counties will conduct a Vegetable Production meeting and Good Agricultural Practices (GAP’s) meeting Tuesday, April 15 at the Somerton Fire House, Somerton, Ohio. The meeting will be from noon - 4:00 p.m. Vegetable production will be discussed by Brad Bergefurd, OSU Extension Vegetable Production Specialist, at the beginning of the program to help producers increase yield, improve product quality and learn about new produce varieties.

Emily Adams, OSU Extension Educator Coshocton County, and Levi Morrow, Extension Program Coordinator Washington County, will teach participants food safety practices from field production to the table and how to reduce chances of foodborne illnesses, starting with preparation of the fields, production of products, packaging and shipping produce to market. These meetings are open to the public. A fee will be charged for the GAP’s program. The fee includes: GAP’s binder, produce safety handouts, and personal certificate of participation.

For more information, contact the Monroe County Extension office at 740-482-0810 or the Belmont County Extension office at 740-695-1455.

 
OUE Offers Free Community Concert on March 13 PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, March 12, 2014 3:58 PM

Passion is guaranteed, when world renowned finger-style guitarist Richard Smith and cellist Julie Adams join forces for a free community concert at the Shannon Hall Theater on the campus of Ohio University Eastern, Thursday, March 13 at 7pm.
According to critics worldwide, Richard and Julie will deliver both lightning fast barn-burners and beautiful ballads, occasionally spiced with gentle and witty vocals.  Their ever growing repertoire comprises a wide variety of music from classical Bach to Beatles pop and also includes tributes to Chet Atkins, Chopin, Mozart and Scott Joplin rags.  In addition, they will mix fiddle tunes, gypsy swing, jazz standards as well as original ballads into each performance.
Due to limited seating in the intimate theater setting, tickets are required for the event and will be distributed on a first come, first serve basis.  To reserve your complimentary tickets, email knightc@ohio.edu.

 
Event Planned to Say "Good-Bye" to Skyvue PDF Print E-mail
Written by Darin Brown, General Manager   
Wednesday, March 05, 2014 3:49 PM

Skyvue Elementary students are scheduled to move from their old school into their new building later this month. While it is an exciting time for many, others will lament the upcoming demolition of the old Skyvue building. A “Good-Bye” event is scheduled for Saturday, March 8 to allow alumni from Skyvue High School and Skyvue Elementary School to send off the well-loved structure.

The event is officially called “A Walk Down Memory Lane” and will double as a fundraiser for the Skyvue eighth grade class. Eighth grade advisor and teacher Greg Taylor said the event was organized after several organizations expressed a desire to have one last event at the building.

Those in attendance will be able to tour the building starting at 3 p.m. Dinners will be sold at 4 p.m., and a basketball tournament will be held at 6 p.m. The night is to be capped off by a dance to follow the tournament. Performing as a DJ during the dance will be Teresa Clevenger, a former Skyvue teacher. 

 
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