The Monroe County Commissioners went through their yearly “juggling act” as they discussed budgets for 2021 during their regular meeting Monday, Nov. 16.
Lucky Boots - Floyd Simpson SP4 U.S. Army, 58 Ordnance Co. – 8125 Dog Sentry Detachment, Korea – 1954-1956
Against all better judgment and the “rules,” my dog Val and I were working Section No. 4 and had been there all night with no problems. Val wanted to do some rabbit hunting, so I let him off the leash to go a little way into the wooded area to try his luck. I finally went in to get him as it was just getting light enough to see without a light. I looked down and say a trip wire right in front of me. At that point, it was not possible to back up and retrace my steps into the woods. Waiting for more daylight, I froze in my tracks. I could make out a Korean’s footprint ahead of me. I made the longest standing broad jump in my life and landed on that track. From there, I followed the Korean footprints on up to the road where the truck would come and pick us up. I called for Val and he made it back without a scratch. That day back at camp, I reported the incident to the EOD captain. He replied, “Oh, yeah. I keep forgetting to tell you guys they were there. I ended up with a badly pulled muscle and had to go to M.A.S.H. 8055 for surgery early that spring, where I spent 30 days after surgery. No. I do not remember the names of the surgeons “Hawkeye Pierce” or “Radar,” but I will always believe that “H” was the head nurse they made the M.A.S.H. TV show about.
The COVID-19 pandemic continues to attack Monroe County.
“Our family was hit with COVID-19,” Lee Hamilton, of Jackson, shared on her Facebook page. “It has been one of the scariest things I have experienced in life.”
Six River High School art students sat at pottery wheels, clay up to their wrists, Tuesday, Oct. 20 in Julia Morris’ art classroom.
Two topics dominated the comments Thursday, Nov. 5 during a virtual public meeting on the proposed downtown Woodsfield intersection project.
Two new programs could provide relief for small businesses affected by COVID-19.
The Monroe County Commissioners learned about one of the options for creating a sewer system in the Ohio River Communities of Duffy, Hannibal and Sardis during their regular meeting Monday, Nov. 9.
The Monroe County Port Authority will meet at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 17 at the Woodsfield Municipal Building.
Monroe County Beacon
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Woodsfield, OH 43793