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Wednesday, July 23, 2014 3:45 PM

60 Years Ago - 1954

The immediate vicinity of Woodsfield will have two Dairy Queen type stands ready for business within a short time. New buildings are being erected, one at the end of Oaklawn Avenue under the management of a Barnesville man, the other out Lewisville Road, to be operated by Mrs. Stanley Heft.

The Ohio Wildlife Council has tabled any decision on a deer season until later in the year, following a report that the state planned to ban deer hunting for this year.

The Lebanon Laboring Lassies 4-H Club will present a one-act play entitled “Bobby Sox” at Bethel High School, July 26. Cast of characters includes: Marilyn Schneeberger, Judy Parks, June Handschumacher, Darin Blair, Marlene Zwick, Jean Hilverding.

Three members at the Stafford Charge Methodist Youth Fellowship are attending the Christian Adventure Camp at Epworth Park this week: Lillie Mae McConnell, Janet Knapp and Barbara June Robinson.

At the Monroe Theatre- First showing July 30 at 7 :00 p.m. Plan now to see our new giant panoramic wide screen.

So many movie choices. Some include: “Moulin Rouge” with Jose Ferrer; Burt Lancaster, Virginia Mayo in “South Sea Woman”; “The Big Trees” starring Kirk Douglas; “Rails into Laramie”.

50 Years Ago - 1964

Charles H. Burley, manager of the Monroe Memorial Pool, reports the attendance at the pool July 19, was 541 to exceed the season’s previous high attendance of 475.

Students in the Special Education class of Graysville Elementary received a letter last week from Mrs. John F. Kennedy in which she expressed her appreciation for their recent contribution to the John Fitzgerald Kenedy Library. The class sent a small cash sum for the purpose of buying a book to be placed in the libray. A letter and class picture accompanied the donation.

Cinematic selections- “Wheeler Dealers” with James Garner; Pat Boone in “Main Attraction”; “Kissin Cousins” with Elvis Presley and Audie Murphy in “Gunfight at Commanche Creek”. 

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Wednesday, July 16, 2014 7:44 AM

60 Years Ago - 1954

Headline- Lewisville Suffers Greatest Storm Damage in Monroe County During Wednesday Night Windstorm. Monroe County residents will know the sound of a tornado after hearing the loud roar preceding last Wednesday’s storm, which struck about 10:00 p.m. The tornado caused tremendous damage in Monroe County.

Lewisville apparently was the hardest hit village in this section of Ohio. Two business places and one dwelling were completely demolished while practically every other building in the town suffered some damage.

Col. William H. Abbott, Beallsville (Ozark), whose release as a war prisoner in Korea by Chinese Reds last August attracted nationwide interest by reason of the unusual circumstances involved, has been cited by the Department of the Army as a POW returnee for distinguished conduct while in POW status.

Every movie choice is a good one this week:Vincent Price in “The Mad Magician”; John Wayne in “Red River” and “The African Queen” starring Humphrey Bogart and Katherine Hepburn.

Choice cut meats at Kress Food Market this week; chuck roast, 49 cents/lb; sirloin, 49 cents/lb.; our own pork sausage, 49 cents/lb.

Sam Masters has purchased the Walter Whipkey lot adjoining the Eagle home on Oaklawn Avenue and is excavating preparatory to erecting a new building.

50 Years Ago - 1964

During the Sesquicentennial, Monroe County’s oldest residents were honored. They are the following: John Burkey, Sardis, born Sept. 1871; B.F. Brownfield, Woodsfield, born Nov. 1872. Also recognized were Frank Cline, 100, Graysville and Pauline Lauenstein, 99.

Billy Ricer, president of Woodsfield Village Council, has been sworn in as the new mayor replacing Leighton Weber, who resigned the office to begin work as the Superintendent of the Light Plant.

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Wednesday, July 02, 2014 4:10 PM

60 Years Ago - 1954

The Graysville Local Board of Education and the West Monroe Local Board o Education have agreed to operate jointly a department of Vocational Agriculture.

Rookie Mary Weddle hurling sterling ball Monday night, June 7, indicated that a much needed fifth pitcher has been found. It was a 4-3 victory over the Lassies. The 20 year old took over in the third inning and held the Lassies the rest of the way.

New York- The National Foundation for Infantile taralysis has announced an “emergency march of dimes,” August 16 to the 31 to raise an additional 20 million dollars.

Sheriff Francis L. Sulsberger’s monthly report for June includes the following offenses: breaking and entering in the night season; stealing milk; stealing musical instruments from a high school; killing a pheasant.

Fourth of July flicks: Last time for free, “Outlaw Women” at the Leatherwood; Doris Day in “By the Light of the Silvery Moon”; “The Cat Creeps” and special showing at the Monroe Theatre Thurs- Sat, Marciano vs. Charles in the World’s Championship fight.

Ad- All nice figures aren’t on the beach. Look at the figures following these items at the M-K: Miracle Whip, 1 qt., 55 cents; Starkist tuna, 37 cents a can; Rinso, 2 1g. boxes for 61 cents and cabbage, 3 for 10 cents.

Ad- Special Turkey Dinner Independence Day, Sunday, July 4. Baye’s Restaurant.

50 Years Ago - 1964

Highlighting the combination sesquicentennial and July 4 Celebration will be the gigantic parade. The parade will form at City Park, proceed to South Main thru the public square, to Maple Avenue, out Maple Avenue to Fairground Road where it will disband.

Invitations have been extended to the oldest residents of Monroe County to attend a special recognition ceremony July 1. The oldest resident located so far is Frank Cline of Graysville who was born May 16, 1864.

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Wednesday, June 25, 2014 12:04 PM

60 Years Ago - 1954

The showboat “Majestic” will be at Clarington this Monday evening. A parade and calliope concert are planned.

The West Monroe Board of Education at its last meeting agreed heartily with the Graysville and Bethel boards concerning a new merged school district.

Cinematic selections this week: Randolph Scott in “Riding Shotgun”; “The Naked Jungle” with Charlton Heston; Audie Murphy in “Ride Clear of Diablo”; “Ghost of Frankenstein.

The Hon. Robert G. Secrest, Congressman of the 15th Ohio district was recently appointed to the Federal Trade Commission. His nomination is believed to be the greatest ever conferred by any president to a Southeastern Ohioan.

Six district boys attended the New York Giants tryout sessions in Wheeling Friday. The young baseballers attending the tryout were Carl Wells, Jim and Gary Keevert, Ralph Antill, Frankie Straight and Byron Rice. The Giants’ scout praised the boys highly.

A Woodsfield woman is recovering in the hospital from serious injuries and a frightful experience following a sow attack. She was putting newborn pigs into a pen when she was attacked by a sow.

50 Years Ago - 1964

The welcome signs are up. Woodsfield is now in the process of being gaily decorated – the long awaited sesquicentennial celebration for Monroe County and Woodsfield. The historical pageant depicting the last 150 years of Monroe County and Woodsfield will come to life. Talent will included some 475 individuals from the county.

Last week a package in the custody of Dana Marsh was taken from the vault at the Citizens National Bank upon authority from Harper Grimes which contained a registration book of those attending the centennial in 1914. It also contained copies of the 1914 Sentinel and Spirit of Democracy and handbills for the event.

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Thursday, June 19, 2014 9:03 AM

60 Years Ago - 1954

Pictured on the front page is Fire Chief Charley Brock of the Beallsville and Community Volunteer Fire Department. He is credited with being the sparkplug for the organization of the 500 man department, which is one of the largest in the state.

The new Texaco Service Station at the corner of North Main and Oaklawn will have an official opening next Saturday, June 26, at which time 150 gallons of gasoline and other awards will be presented. The station is operated by Curtis South.

Summer selections at the movies: “Elephant Walk” starring Elizabeth Taylor; Alan Ladd, Shelly Winters in “Saskatchewan”; “Robot Monster from Mars”; MGM’s “Men of This Fighting Lady”.

Service news - Cpl. William G. Calvert, of Fort Hood, Texas, has been visiting with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. George Calvert, on the Lewisville Road.

Due to results of a fleet-wide competition examination taken last February, Roger D. Jones was notified that he has been promoted to the rank of Petty Officer First Class effective May 18. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Glen H. Jones, of Oaklawn Avenue.

Wanted - At once - white woman, age 21 to 60, to do house work in small rest home, suburb of Cleveland. Wage $80 per month with room and board. Steady work for right person.

50 Years Ago - 1964

Pictured fiendishly grinning is a Keystone Cop as he gloats over his prisoner, Mrs. F.L. Sulsberger, Jr., who was placed in the stocks for not wearing a sun bonnet. It is all part of the sesquicentennial Kangaroo Court.

On June 12, Donald R. Piatt, son of Mr. and Mrs. Rome Piatt of the Woodsfield-Lewisville Road, graduated from Ohio State University College of Medicine.

Everett Mehrley, son of Postmaster and Mrs. A.B. Mehrley, of Fly, left Columbus Tuesday by plane with a group for a tour of the Orient.