Monroe County voters had their voices heard Tuesday, Nov. 6 as the mid-term election was held.

In county races, voters chose familiar faces over up-and-coming challengers.

The 20-foot by 30-foot American Flag overlooks the Ohio River along State Route 7 near Sardis on the property of Guy and Jo Brown.

Heading south on State Route 7 near Sardis, it’s hard to miss the residence of Guy and Jo Brown.

As you near Fairway’s Riverside Golf Course, you’ll spy a sight of true patriotism on the hill on the opposite side of Route 7.

Woodsfield Elementary kindergarten student Kiera Dugan, center, reacts with delight after meeting Woodsfield Police Officer Jacob Black and K-9 officer Ciki Thursday, Nov. 1 during a special assembly at Woodsfield Elementary School.

Teachers and officers noticed something Oct. 8 during the mock full-scale emergency evacuation at Woodsfield Elementary School.

The 20-foot by 30-foot American Flag overlooks the Ohio River along State Route 7 near Sardis on the property of Guy and Jo Brown.
Woodsfield Elementary kindergarten student Kiera Dugan, center, reacts with delight after meeting Woodsfield Police Officer Jacob Black and K-9 officer Ciki Thursday, Nov. 1 during a special assembly at Woodsfield Elementary School.

Rinard Mills 1/1/15

The December 10 New Mat Red Hat meeting was held at the Carroll Senior Center.This was our ugly sweater party: also, some sweaters were so old they had shoulder pads. The winner was Maybell Browne.The delicious meal was a variety of dishes, good cooks. Birthdays in December were Gina Williams, Patty Cline, Dorothy Hendricks and they were all absent.

Thoughts From the Bumpy Road 1/1/15

The wrapping paper is gone and by New Year’s Day many folks will be taking down all their Christmas trees and other decorations and putting them away for next year.  It always makes me sad to put mine away so I leave them out until I get tired of them or Mom starts nagging me about not putting them away.  I love Christmas decorations and have many scattered through

Depression and the Elderly

“Oh the weather outside is frightful....” but what it does to us inside can be much more scary.  Many seniors suffer from depression but may think it is just a normal part of the aging process. This couldn’t be further from the truth. Depression is not a sign of aging, nor does it have to be accepted as such.

Kenneth Moose

Kenneth Roger Moose, 71, of Woodsfield, passed away December 23, 2014 at Barnesville Hospital.  He was born on the family farm on Moose Ridge in Woodsfield, October 30, 1943, a son of the late William Rodgers Moose and Edna Irene Estill Moose.

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Rhonda Koslik, right, of the Switzerland of Ohio Garden Club, helps students in the new grant-funded after-school program at Woodsfield Elementary School plant red tulips as reminders of their commitments to stay away from drugs Tuesday, Oct. 30.

Red tulips will be popping up in front of Woodsfield Elementary School (WES) this spring if all goes according to plan.

Sports

Hunter Dennis prepares to take on a slew of Lucas defenders during River’s Division VII playoff battle with Lucas Saturday, Nov. 3 at Mansfield., Hunter Dennis prepares to take on a slew of Lucas defenders during River’s Division VII playoff battle with Lucas Saturday, Nov. 3 at Mansfield.

River knew it had a challenge in its Division VII, Region 27 first-round playoff game against Lucas Saturday, Nov. 3 at Madison High School in Mansfield.

Local Columnists

Are you interested in working in the Monroe Theatre in some way but don’t know what you can offer? This Saturday, Nov. 10 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.