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Numbers of cases and deaths continue to rise for Monroe County’s battle with COVID-19.

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River High School junior JD Headley remembers the day he signed up for the Sardis Volunteer Fire Department (VFD) cadet program. It was Monday, May 28, 2018. Memorial Day.

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The Switzerland of Ohio Ministry Action’s (SOMA) MANNA Food Pantry was near overflowing with frozen turkey this year.


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Fishing and hunting are popular outdoor activities. Many outdoor enthusiasts engage in angling or hunting so they can have trophies to put up on their walls.

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Local youth deer hunter Hayden Kress continues to bag big bucks.

On Thursday, Nov. 5, Hayden took down this monster.

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Foul trouble haunted Monroe Central the entire second half of its season-opening battle with River Monday, Nov. 23 at Monroe Central High School.


Carole Ann Reon left this Earth on Saturday, Nov. 14, 2020. Her immediate family was with her in her final moments.

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Good morning, Table Talk friends and family!

I hope all is well and safe at home with your family.

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65 Years Ago (1955)

Minister and Mrs. R.E. Taylor motored to Shawnee where he preached Sunday morning and evening. They also visited with Mr. and Mrs. Earl Howdyshell.


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Covenant Christian Academy held a “Jake from State Farm” Day Monday, Nov. 23.

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‘Tis the season to be thankful and we are!

Powhatan Elementary School

Powhatan Elementary recently released its honor roll for the first nine weeks.

The following students earned recognition:


Yung Soon “Kitty” Zeh, 78, of Beallsville, died Nov. 20, 2020, in Wheeling Hospital, Wheeling, West Virginia.

She was born June 19, 1942 in Chun Puk Do, South Korea.

Vaughn W. Thomas, age 88, of Mount Vernon, passed away on Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020, at the Country Court Nursing Home.

Dewey Junior Moore, 85, of Fly, died Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020, at Marietta Memorial Hospital. He was born in New Matamoras on Sept. 18, 1935, the son of Dewey M. and Nancy Hays Moore.