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.

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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