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.

Hilda Thomas

Hilda M. West Thomas, 95, of Jerusalem, Ohio, was welcomed into the arms of her Lord, Friday, February 20, 2015 at Woodsfield Nursing and Rehab.  She was born January 4, 1920 in Beallsville, Ohio, daughter of the late John W. Dennis and Maggie Jane Dyer Dennis.

Mildred Schumacher

Mildred A. Schumacher, 90, of Woodsfield, passed away February 19, 2015 at her home, surrounded by her loving family. She was born near Woodsfield, on October 14, 1924, a daughter of the late Joseph and Anna Paulus Schumacher.

Howard Rosema

Howard L. (“Chip”) Rosema, 66, passed away February 18, 2015, in Soldiers and Sailors Hospital, Penn Yan, New York. A grave side service will be held in April, in the National Cemetery, Bath, New York.

Elifrede Christy

Elifrede Christy, 100 of Richwood, died peacefully February 18, 2015 at her home.  She was born July 25, 1914, in Graysville to the late James and Ella Mae (Cline) Harmon.

Teresa Gillespie

Teresa Margaret Gillespie, 68, of Barnesville passed away on Thursday, February 19, 2015 at Barnesville Hospital.  She was born on September 20, 1946 in Barnesville to the late Lewis and Catherine (Hunkler) Carpenter.

Dale Keith

 Dale R. Keith, of Lewisville, passed away at home suddenly on February 11, 2015. The son of Hazel and Kenneth Keith, dearest father of Dylan Keith. Beloved cousin of Ed Kresty (Barb). Dale lived in Lewisville for the past four years, formerly of Cleveland. 

Paula Burbacher

Paula M. Burbacher, 70, of Caldwell, passed away February 19, 2015 at the Select Specialty Hospital, Zanesville, Ohio. She was born in Baltimore, Maryland on October 25, 1944, a daughter of the late Paul D. and Vera V. Ambrosetti Tharp. 

Muskingum Livestock 2/18/15 Results

February 18  Total Head 460 Fed cattle 108; choice steers $158-176; good steers $157 & down; holstein steers $110-157.50; choice heifers $156-176; good heifers $155 & down;  61 commercial cows  $110-141; canners and cutters $109 & down; 7 butcher bulls $114-154.50; bred cows & C/C pairs: 8 cows & cow/calf pair BH $1125-1623; feeder cattle 149; stocker steer & bull calves

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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