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.

Secrests celebrate 60th anniversary

On Saturday, June 17, 2017, the Secrest, Saffles, and Schumachers had a family get-together to celebrate Jim and Peg (Saffle) Secrest’s 60th wedding anniversary. With about 40 family members and close friends, including Peggy’s maid of honor, Janet Loper-Keevert, in attendance, the two renewed their vows for everyone to hear.

Youth Outdoors Day July 15th

The Monroe County Farmer’s and Sportsmen Association will host a Youth Outdoor Day, Saturday, July 15, 2017 at Shadow Lake RV Resort, 34847 County Rd. 2, Woodsfield, OH. This FREE program will be from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. and a lunch will be served at approximately noon.

A Second Look 6/29/17

65 Years Ago - 1952

From “About Town” by Charles LaCroix: We are intentionally abbreviating today’s column due to the extremely hot weather. With the thermometer standing at 111 degrees on Main St., we decided there just weren’t enough people making news of any merit...

55 Years Ago - 1962

 

Rinard Mills

Revisiting a site on Sunday, June 4, 2017 were Tammie Rinard and Norma Jean Antill. On November 26, 1994, a gravesite dedication was held at the Kinderhook Cemetery in Newport Township. We had never visited that site for twenty-three years. Kinderhook United Brethren in Christ Church was built 1855.

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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.