60 Years Ago - 1953
On Nov. 14, the Accor-dionaires from Monroe County won first place in the Farm Bureau District Youth Talent Contest at Zanesville. The Accordionaires are four girls from Clarington: Betty Jo Thomas, Patty Koloski, Frances Jo Thomas and Lee Brague.
Gene Dunn, Korean war veteran, is now back at his own job with the Woodsfield Ice & Creamery. Charles and Junior Truex also have taken up recent employment with the company, and Jake Walter, who has been with the firm for many years, has retired from active duty.
With only a few days remaining before full commencement of full telephone service in the territory to be served by the Beallsville dial exchange, Bell Telephone engineers are busy at the exchange checking and connecting a mesh of lines to assure proper functioning when they become live on Dec. 12.
WTRF Saturday schedule includes: 12:43 p.m., sign on; 1:30 p.m., Oldsmobile Preview, NBC; 1:45 p.m., Game of the Day; 8:00 p.m., Cisco Kid; 8:30 p.m., Ted Mack Amateurs-NBC; 10:30 p.m., Your Hit Parade; Midnight, sign off.
Great selections at the movies: John Wayne in “The Quiet Man”; “Roman Holiday” with Gregory Peck and Audrey Hepburn; “Redheads From Seattle”; Gene Autry in “Last of the Pony Riders”.
Miss Ruth Marlene Martin became the bride of Donald Earl Lafferre Sunday afternoon, Nov. 22, in the First Methodist Church in Woodsfield.
50 Years Ago - 1963
A resolution urging the establishment of a branch college of the Ohio University in Belmont County was passed by the River Local Board of Education at its regular meeting Dec. 2.
Congressman Robert T. Secrest announced today that Monroe County has been designated by the Secretary of Agriculture as an Emergency Area due to the drought disaster, and emergency loans at the rate of 3% will be made available to eligible area farmers.
The Monroe Theatre lineup this week: “Ma and Pa Kettle in the Ozarks”; “The Commancheros” starring John Wayne and Rock Hudson and Jennifer Jones in “A Farewell to Arms”.