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Benefit Scheduled For Autumn Wehr PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, August 21, 2014 7:32 AM

A benefit spaghetti dinner for Autumn Wehr of Malaga will be held August 23, 2014, 4 p.m. - 11 p.m. at St. Vincent DePaul Church, 21 Rosary Rd., New Martinsville, WV.

After months of unexplained illness and numerous hospital stays, one year old Autumn was diagnosed with Pilomyxoid Astrocytoma, a rare childhood cancer. She is still in need of thoughts, prayers, and love as she will be undergoing chemotherapy over the coming months.

There will be raffles, silent auction, music and fun. Any questions call Jill at 740-472-1183.

River Industry Job Fair to be Held Aug. 27 PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, August 13, 2014 4:38 PM

There will be a job fair on Aug. 27, 2014 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the  Ohio Valley River Museum

112 Ferry Street, Clarington, OH.

Four of the major barge companies in the marine industry will have personnel recruiters present:

• Ingram Barge Company  -

• AEP River Transportation -

• Madison Coal & Supply  (Amherst Madison) –

• Campbell Transportation -

Grave Marking at Graysville for War of 1812 Vet Jesse Hall PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, August 06, 2014 4:28 PM

The descendants of Jesse Hall, a pioneer of Graysville, will participate in a grave marking ceremony at the Pioneer Cemetery in Graysville at 10 a.m. on Saturday, August 16, 2014. Conducting  the ceremony will be Annette Haddox, President of the Marietta Chapter of United States Daughters of 1812.

Descendants of Jesse Hall will travel from Northeastern Ohio and TX. Invitations have gone out to family members in CA, AZ, and WI with the hope that some will be able to attend.

Jesse Hall was the son of Rev. William Hall, war patriot, who is also buried in the Pioneer Cemetery in Graysville.

Jesse was born in 1782, in VA on April 4, 1806. He married Mary “Polly” Walthers, daughter of Peter Walthers in Shenandoah, VA. Jesse was a member of the Virginia Militia, 199th Regiment in Harrison Co., VA. Tax records indicate that Jessee and his family were in Monroe Co., OH by 1818. The 1850 census shows his occupation as farmer. Jesse died in Monroe Co. in 1857.

Bark For Life Scheduled Aug. 9 PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, July 30, 2014 3:34 PM

The Monroe County Relay for Life will be having a Bark for Life on August 9 at the Hannibal Locks and Dam. Registration will begin at 9:00 a.m. All proceeds will go to the American Cancer Society. There will be awards for the Best Dressed, Top Fundraiser, Best Trick and doggie games.

The American Cancer Society Bark for Life is a fundraising event honoring the life-long contributions of our Canine Caregivers. It presents an opportunity for people to be emplowered through their canine companion partnerships and to contribute to cancer cures through the mission of the American Cancer Society.

Monroe County Farm Bureau to Hold Annual Meeting on Aug. 4 PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, July 30, 2014 3:33 PM

The Monroe County Farm Bureau will hold its annual meeting of members on Monday, August 4, at Laings Community Center, Six Pts. Rd., Laings. A grilled pork chop dinner and a candidate reception will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.

At this meeting the members will vote on proposed policies and select Trustees for the Board of Trustees as well as Delegates to the Ohio Farm Bureau 2015  Annual Meeting. Policy issues include wildlife concerns, oil and gas issues, animal welfare, and consumer education items.

The program also features presentations of awards to outstanding contributors to the organization and dedicated volunteers from this past year. “We have excellent volunteers that give of their time to promote agriculture in Monroe County and to work with our legislators to inform them of the importance of continued agricultural growth in Ohio, and it’s important to give them the recognition they rightly deserve,” stated Linda Schaefer, president of Monroe County Farm Bureau.