Eleanor Alvarez, CEO of LeaderStat, right; Tim Schultz, interim administrator for the Monroe County Care Center, second from right; and Judy Vogel, staff clinical consultant, front left, answer questions from Monroe County Auditor Pandora Neuhart, left, and local Ed Vargo, rear, about the financial expenditures associated with LeaderStat’s management of the Care Center facility in Woodsfield Monday, Aug. 6 during the Monroe County Commissioners’ meeting.

Monroe County Auditor Pandora Neuhart brought her concerns about the money the county is spending at the Care Center to the Monroe County Commissioners’ meeting with management firm LeaderStat Monday, August 6.

Representing Congressman Bill Johnson, Kevin Smart, left, presents Curtis Overstreet of American Mud Works with a proclamation recognizing the company at the ribbon cutting of its Monroe County facility Thursday, Aug. 2 at the Industrial Park in Woodsfield.

John Miller, director of drilling fluid operations for American Mud Works’ new facility in Monroe County, got his start throwing 100-pound bags into a pit 18 hours a day.

The Monroe County Park Board Staff cut the ribbon for the installation of new restroom facilities in a ceremony Saturday, Aug. 4 at Stafford Park. The Park Board members compose the front row, from left to right: Mike Lloyd, Chairman of the Park Board; Irma Highman, Member; Lisa Habig, Secretary; Mark Gallagher, Park District Director; and Jim Heimann, Vice Chairman.

Local history enthusiast John Ogden, who spends much time retracing the steps of Monroe County citizens through the years, said that Stafford Park is a gem.

Eleanor Alvarez, CEO of LeaderStat, right; Tim Schultz, interim administrator for the Monroe County Care Center, second from right; and Judy Vogel, staff clinical consultant, front left, answer questions from Monroe County Auditor Pandora Neuhart, left, and local Ed Vargo, rear, about the financial expenditures associated with LeaderStat’s management of the Care Center facility in Woodsfield Monday, Aug. 6 during the Monroe County Commissioners’ meeting.
Representing Congressman Bill Johnson, Kevin Smart, left, presents Curtis Overstreet of American Mud Works with a proclamation recognizing the company at the ribbon cutting of its Monroe County facility Thursday, Aug. 2 at the Industrial Park in Woodsfield.
The Monroe County Park Board Staff cut the ribbon for the installation of new restroom facilities in a ceremony Saturday, Aug. 4 at Stafford Park. The Park Board members compose the front row, from left to right: Mike Lloyd, Chairman of the Park Board; Irma Highman, Member; Lisa Habig, Secretary; Mark Gallagher, Park District Director; and Jim Heimann, Vice Chairman.

Celebrating 100 years

Albert F. Hupp will be 100 years old on Sunday, July 29.

There will be a birthday card shower.

Plus, there will be an open house from 2 to 4 p.m. July 29 to receive his family and friends at his home, 45680 Bean Ridge Rd., Summerfield.

Switzer News 7/26/18

Congratulations to Isabelle Moore. She was one of the top three in her fifth grade class and received an award at the New Franklin Ruritan Club.   Isabelle is the daughter of Cathy Moore of Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, and granddaughter of Gilbert Zink and the late Susie Belle Zink.

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Some little bees from K. Lynn Dance Studio buzz their way past the Lewisville Community Center during the annual Lewisville Carnival Parade Saturday, Aug. 4., Alex Stephen of Stephen’s Towing passes out some candy during the annual parade Saturday, Aug. 4 in Lewisville. , The Lewisville Volunteer Fire Department brings one of their trucks through the parade route Saturday, Aug. 4 during the annual Lewisville Carnival., Daniel Weber putts through the parade on his tractor Saturday, Aug. 4 during the Lewisville Carnival., Lori Biedenbach hands out candy from Woodsfield Volunteer Fire Department’s Engine 42 during the Lewisville Carnival Parade Saturday, Aug. 4 in Lewisville., Monroe County Commissioner Mick Schumacher passes out candy during the annual parade Saturday, Aug. 4 in Lewisville.

The annual Lewisville Carnival was held Saturday, Aug. 4 at the Community Center in Lewisville.

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Evening along the Ohio River bank July 28 at Fly provided the perfect atmosphere for the Monroe Theatre Committee’s showing of the 1954 classic “Creature from the Black