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.

Switzer News 7/13/17

Descendants of Albert Bauer and William Bauer held their family reunion June 17th at St. John’s Fellowship hall. Thirty-five family members attended. They shared a meal, a hayride and homemade ice cream. Family members traveled from around Ohio, Pennsylvania, Florida, West Virginia and Tennessee.

~ jackie jim ~

Jackie Lou Jim (Underwood) had many titles. Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Great Grandmother, Sister, Aunt, Daughter, Navy Corpsman, Nurse and Friend. She was many things to many people. One of the greatest attribute she had was caring.

~ kevin jones ~

Kevin Lyle Jones, age 53, of Sardis, passed away Thursday, June 29, 2017, at his home.

He was born in Barnesville, Jan. 7, 1964, a son of Deloris Winland Jones, of Sardis, and the late Cecil E. Jones.

Kevin was a 1982 graduate of River High School.

Reunions 7/13/17

The 90th annual Davis family reunion will be held on Sunday, July 16, at the Jerusalem Community Center. A family gathering will take place at 12:30 followed by a carry-in dinner at 1:00. Please bring a covered dish, your own place setting, and a gift for the auction.

 

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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.