Steps at Moose Ridge Cemetery are barely visible due to overgrown weeds. A community service project completed by Monroe County Adult Probation officers and probationers Saturday, Aug. 5 cleaned up the cemetery.An after picture shows the steps at Moose Ridge Cemetery cleared after work from the Monroe County Adult Probation officers and probationers.A gravestone peaks through some deep grass at Moose Ridge Cemetery.A service project led by the Monroe County Court cleaned up Moose Ridge Cemetery.

Budget cuts won’t slow down county court service projects

Despite massive state budget cuts, Monroe County Court Judge Jason Yoss said the county probation department will continue its community service plans.

In an attempt to collect money owed to the county, Yoss has allowed individuals with unpaid court costs and fines to complete community service in lieu of payments or jail time.

Work has been ongoing at the Hannibal Locks and Dams and a new project started Saturday, Aug. 5, as county probation officers took a pair of individuals to Moose Ridge Cemetery to help clean up the site.

Yoss said he found out the cemetery was in poor shape after speaking with some visitors to the county.
The visitors went to Moose Ridge Cemetery, which is off Moose Ridge Road southwest of Woodsfield, because some of their

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