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.

40th annual Children’s Hospital Charity Run set for Oct. 7

Forty years ago, Charlie Kozlesky and Dave McWilliams came up with a plan to raise money to enable local children to receive free and reduced care at Nationwide Children’s Hospital along with other Children’s Hospitals throughout the country. The initial two years Charlie and Dave started in Woodsfield and ended at Pittsburgh’s Children’s Hospital.

A Second Look 8/31/17

45 Years Ago

Lester Weiss was appointed acting clerk for the special meeting of the River Local Board of Education held Tuesday evening, Aug. 14, at River High School. Charles Knowlton has been appointed head teacher at the Cameron Elementary School for the coming school year.

55 Years Ago

Rinard Mills 8/31/17

Aug. 10 was the regular monthly meeting of the New Mat Red Hat Society.

Bob and Kathy Eckert were our hosts for the evening at Bob’s Place on the beautiful Ohio River. The theme was a Carnival Cruise since they had just returned from Puerto Rico.

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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