Traditional Appalachian Artist Russ Childers strums his banjo while St. Sylvester third and fourth graders do a square dance Wednesday, Sept. 13 at St. Sylvester Catholic School in Woodsfield.

“I promise on a stack of Bibles this is true,” Russ Childers told the St. Sylvester third and fourth graders.

Despite his oath of honesty, young faces stared up at him with looks of disbelief.

Beallsville Elementary fourth-grade teacher Tami Neiswonger holds a butterfly on her finger as her students look on Thursday, Sept. 14 at Beallsville Elementary School.

A donation from Roger Schumacher, of the Monroe County Soil and Water Conservation District, has helped Beallsville fourth graders become butterfly whisperers.

State Representative Jack Cera answers students’ questions during a visit to St. Sylvester Catholic School Monday, Sept. 18.

The students of St. Sylvester Catholic School had a pair of special visitors to help them learn about government Monday, Sept. 18.

Traditional Appalachian Artist Russ Childers strums his banjo while St. Sylvester third and fourth graders do a square dance Wednesday, Sept. 13 at St. Sylvester Catholic School in Woodsfield.
Beallsville Elementary fourth-grade teacher Tami Neiswonger holds a butterfly on her finger as her students look on Thursday, Sept. 14 at Beallsville Elementary School.
State Representative Jack Cera answers students’ questions during a visit to St. Sylvester Catholic School Monday, Sept. 18.

Lois Stephen Card Shower

A 90th birthday is a special event, so let’s fill Lois’s mailbox with cards we have sent.

If you would like to join in the fun, send a birthday card (or more than one). Mail to Lois Stephen, 62340 Tacoma Road, Barnesville, OH 43713. Her birthday is Sept. 27.

Reunions 9/21/17

It’s time for the Riggenbach Reunion. Come and explore our family tree at noon Saturday, Sept. 30 at the Apostolic Fellowship Center, Baptist Ridge Road, Sardis. Bring a dish to pass, old photos of your ancestors to share and your favorite family recipes for a Riggenbach Family Cookbook.

meeting Dates 9/21/17

Monroe County Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Collaborative Board will hold its regular meeting at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 21 on the fifth floor of the Old Monroe Bank Building at 117 N. Main St. in Woodsfield. The guest speaker will be Lesly Workman, Family and Consumer Sciences Program coordinator with the OSU Extension Office.

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From Guideposts, A prayer for September. “The things, good Lord, that we pray for give us the grace to labor for.”…Sir Thomas More 1478-1535