Monroe County Humane Officer Ronda Piatt, left, hands over Gabriella, the white mare rescued from a Woodsfield farm in December, to Julie Larish, director of R.J. Ranch and Riding Center in Jacobsburg Monday, July 17 at the Monroe County Fairgrounds. If her legs can handle it, Gabriella will be used as a therapeutic riding horse.

Gabriella, a white mare rescued from a Woodsfield farm in December by Monroe County Humane Officer Ronda Piatt, nervously pranced around the Monroe County Fairgrounds Monday, July 17.

Mary Weddle-Hines poses with one of the young ladies who attended the Take Me Out to the Ballgame event Friday, July 14.

Mary Weddle-Hines will never forget the day she tried out for the A-1 Queens in Phoenix, Arizona.

The Ohio River Ferryboat Festival will be held July 28-30. This year’s event will recognize the ferry’s bicentennial. Photo submitted by Mick Schumacher.

Committee members are actively finalizing plans for the third annual Ohio River Ferryboat Festival on the Long Reach, which also marks the 200th anniversary of ferry traffic on the Long Reach of the Ohio River.

Monroe County Humane Officer Ronda Piatt, left, hands over Gabriella, the white mare rescued from a Woodsfield farm in December, to Julie Larish, director of R.J. Ranch and Riding Center in Jacobsburg Monday, July 17 at the Monroe County Fairgrounds. If her legs can handle it, Gabriella will be used as a therapeutic riding horse.
Mary Weddle-Hines poses with one of the young ladies who attended the Take Me Out to the Ballgame event Friday, July 14.
The Ohio River Ferryboat Festival will be held July 28-30. This year’s event will recognize the ferry’s bicentennial. Photo submitted by Mick Schumacher.

Rinard Mills 7/20/17

The cemetery at Rinard Mills has been in existence as long as there have been settlers in this little valley. It sits atop a hill overlooking the town and has graves dating back to the early 1800s. The cemetery is the final resting place of three Isaac Rinards.

Area 4-H News

Our 4-H club, as well as all the other Monroe County 4-H clubs, had Special Interest book projecting judging on July 11. Congratulations for all your hard work.

~ BERNICE F. MARSHALL ~

Bernice F. Marshall, 90, of Graysville, (Marr Community), passed away Sunday, July 16, 2017, at the Marietta Memorial Hospital, Marietta.

She was born in Sycamore Valley, on Dec. 25, 1926, a daughter of the late Denver and Mariah Winland.

~ Daniel “Dan” R. Cline ~

Daniel “Dan” R. Cline, 71, of Everton, Missouri, passed away, on Wednesday, July 12, 2017.

Dan, the son of Mary Sivard, was born in Marietta, on April 1, 1946. Dan and his wife Jane Krieger were privileged to share nine years together, before her passing in 2005.

~ Christine m. smith ~

Christine M. Smith, age 74, of Clarington, died Monday, July 17, 2017, at her daughter’s home in Bellaire.

She was born Sept. 28, 1942, in Bellaire, the daughter of the late Robert and Ella Dunfee Campbell.

Board of Elections news 7/20/17

The Board of Elections will meet Tuesday, August 15, 2017, at 9:30 a.m. for its regular monthly meeting. Petitions are available for pick up for the November 7, 2017 General Election and are due back to the Board of Elections by August 9, 2017 at 4 p.m. The Board of Elections office hours are 9 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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A domestic disturbance resulted in a 19-year-old being shot in the foot last week on Sykes Ridge, according to Monroe County Sheriff Charles Black.

Sports

Monroe Central High School Coach Jay Circosta addresses campers during the annual Monroe Central Youth Football Camp Wednesday, July 12 in Woodsfield., Former Seminole Curtis Nixon draws up a play during the annual flag football game Wednesday, July 12 during the Monroe Central Youth Football Camp in Woodsfield., Monroe Central’s Alex Webb lines up across from camper Jordan Farnsworth during the Monroe Central Youth Football Camp Wednesday, July 12 in Woodsfield.

Twenty young men strolled out onto Monroe Central’s practice field last week eager to learn what it means to be a Seminole football player.

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The cemetery at Rinard Mills has been in existence as long as there have been settlers in this little valley.