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.

OUE Drops Miami Middletown

The OUE Lady Panthers handed Miami Middletown its first conference loss of the season by a score of 81-63. The Panthers were able to break the press with ease the entire game, which led to numerous lay-ups. In a game where every player scored, OUE was led by Alexus Davis’ 20 points and 13 rebounds.

Monroe Central Sports 1/8/15

The Monroe Central boys traveled to Beverly on Saturday, January 3rd, and lost a nail biter to the Fort Frye Cadets 67-66. The game gave Fort Frye a one game lead in the PVC standings. The Seminoles had a chance in the waining seconds to take the lead, but were denied by the Cadets. Levi Brown led the way for the Seminoles with 16 points.

Beallsville Sports 1/8/15

The Beallsville boys played home to Valley, Tuesday December 30, in a close match that tested the Blue Devils. Beallsville fought back after falling behind, but their endeavor was stopped short by 7 points as the Devils fell 74-67.

River Sports 1/8/15

The girls’ basketball team was in action Saturday taking on the Magnolia Blue Eagles.  The Pilots struggled to get a lead through three quarters, but in the end the Pilots were able to knock down shots and control the boards in the fourth quarter to beat the Blue Eagles with a final score of 55-48.  Jensen Caretti recorded 28 points and 14 rebounds, while Haylee Win

Trail Cam Winners Announced

Recently announced were the winners of Modern Home and Hardware’s annual trail cam photo contest. Josh Mace (pictured) was the winner for biggest buck. He won a new wild game trail camera. Also winning was Mike Russell,  who won the people choice award for the same contest. He won a Buck nobleman titanium knife.

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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.