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.

Celebrate the spoken word July 23

The Monroe Writers invite writers, poets, and anyone who appreciates the power of the spoken word to attend a free event held at the Monroe Arts Center on S. Paul Street on Sunday, July 23, at 2 p.m. Participants include Bob Welsh, Hazel Freeman, Brenda Jones, Kay Flowers, and Gretchen McKelvey.

A Second Look 7/13/17

65 Years Ago - 1952

The Triadelphia Blue Eagles, snappy colored girls’ baseball team, bowed to the local lassies Sunday afternoon, 6 to 3, with Mary Weddle striking out thirteen batters and slamming a homerun with two on. She had help from “Gertie” Moose and Thelma Reischman.

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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.