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.

~ Donna P. Travis ~

Donna P. Travis, age 95, arrived at her home with Jesus Sept. 2, 2017.

Donna was born July 28, 1922, in New Matamoras, to the late Joseph Ralph and Ava Lorraine (Root) Semon, and was the eldest of four children.

Golf Roundup

River finished third in a four-way match Wednesday, Sept. 6 at the par-36 Crispin Golf Course in Wheeling, West Virginia.

Ridge Thompson shot a 6-over-par 42 to lead the Pilots, who finished with a combined score of 199.

St. Clairsville won the match, finishing at 190. Magnolia was two shots back at 182 and Union Local was fourth at 216.

SR800 Approach Slab repair

An approach slab repair project begins on September 18, 2017 on State Route 800 in Monroe County.

Single lane closure, 12 foot width restriction will be in place.

The project is taking place 0.02 miles south of County Road 11S (Joe Frobish Road).

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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