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 July 19, 2007 Edition
<Homestead Exemption Expanded To Include All Seniors, Disabled

Monroe County Auditor Pandora J. Neuhart announced last week that with the passage of HB 119, the State Legislature has expanded the Homestead Exemption Program, a reduction in property taxes, to include all senior citizens and permanently disabled homeowners.
Every senior citizen or permanently disabled homeowner will receive an exemption of up to $25,000 on the market value of their home from the property taxes on a single-family residence, regardless of their income. The income limits under the former program have been eliminated.
The new law became effective July 1, 2007. Enrollment dates for new applicants who were previously not eligible are July 2, 2007 to Oct. 1, 2007. Applicants can apply for Homestead Exemption in the year they turn 65 as long as they own and occupy the house as of Jan. 1 of the year they file.
Homeowners who are currently receiving the Homestead reduction will automatically be included in the expanded program and do not need to file a new application.
The requirements under the new program for proof of age include driver's license, State of Ohio ID card, current or expired passport or birth certificate.
In order to better serve the homeowners in Monroe County, there will be eight information/ sign-up meetings the week of August 13. Please feel free to come to any one of the following meeting sites:

  • Aug. 13, 9:30-11:30 a.m. at Sardis Fire Department Hall

  • Aug. 13, 1-3 p.m. at Midway Community Center

  • Aug. 14, 9:30-1:30 a.m. Clarington Senior Center

  • Aug. 14, 1-3 p.m. Beallsville E-Squad Building

  • Aug. 15, 9:30-11:30 a.m. Monroe County Senior Center

  • Aug. 15, 1- 3p.m. Lewisville Community Center

  • Aug. 16, 9:30-11:30 a.m. Bethel Community Center

  • Aug. 16, 1-3 p.m. Graysville Fire Department Hall.

"Should you have any questions," said Neuhart, "We will answer them and sign eligible homeowners up at these meetings. Please bring proof of age, and a recent tax bill of your property to the meeting you attend. We need your parcel number from your bill."

<Commissioners Update on County Budget

by Arlean Selvy
Publisher

Following discussion with Jeanette Harter, who works
with the county's budget, officials accepted the
proposed 2008 budget with a deficit projected to be
$488,621.76.
The total projected budget is $4,108,372.72.
"This is the biggest deficit Monroe County has ever
faced," said Commissioner John Pyles. Noting the
problem is the responsibility of county commissioners,
he said, "We're going to have to make some tough
decisions, and we will make those decisions and we're
going to have to have the cooperation of every
department to do that."
"I think if there was any time the county needed to
act as a team, and everybody come together, this is
the time," said Commissioner Bill Thompson. Noting the deficit, he said, "Times are tough for every small
government and we're included. We're one of the
counties suffering right now. We need to come
together, make some adjustments, and see what we can do to balance this budget."
Commission President Francis "Sonny" Block indicated the board will take its time to assess the financial problems. He commended Harter for being "a great help" with budget issues.
He brought budget discussion to an end saying, "The
buck stops here."
Bids for two paving jobs were accepted July 10 by
county commissioners, who also reaffirmed the decision to hold an auction and approved the projected 2008 county budget.
Bids were opened by county engineer Lonnie Tustin
for two paving projects. The first project involves
4.8 miles of CR4, Sykes Ridge Road. According to
Tustin the project will begin at Ohio 7 and continue
westward. The engineer's estimate for the job was $469.894.
Shelly and Sands of Rayland was sole bidder. The bid
is for $479,874.30.
Representing the Rayland firm was Ed Leonard.
Shelly and Sands of Zanesville sent the only bid
received for a combined Franklin Township and Stafford Hill project. The project calls for a .45 mile span of CR12, Stafford Hill Road, and three miles of Franklin Township 289. The bid came in at $268,055.
The bids will be reviewed by Tustin, who said he
cannot award the projects until he hears from the Ohio
Public Works Commission.
According to Tustin the county is to receive OPW
grant funding for each of the projects: $347,500 for
Sykes Ridge and $198,360 for the Franklin Twp. -
Stafford Hill project. Remaining costs will be paid by
the county engineer's department.
Once awarded, completion dates are expected to be
Oct. 15 on each project.
Discussion was again held concerning a county
auction. Block indicated a memo will be sent to
department heads requesting a list of equipment,
furniture or miscellaneous items they'd like to put in
the auction.
"I think it would be a nice gesture on our part if we
give the poorer townships a chainsaw," said
Commissioner John Pyles. "It would help them out." He noted the county has 53 chainsaws.
Debbie Haney, director, JFS, explained she had
accepted bids for diagnostic and repair of JFS
vehicles. The low bid was submitted by Hilltop Auto
Service. She said Hilltop will do the work, not to
exceed $6,000 a year. Tires are not included.
Approval was given for Haney to remove and shred
program records over three years old.
Haney requested and was granted an executive session
to discuss personnel with regard to firing.
Another executive session was held from 1:57 to 3:02
p.m. with Prosecuting Attorney Lynn Riethmiller. This
was also about personnel with regard to firing.
Commissioners, on Friday, July 13, entered into
executive session with Riethmiller. The reason given
was personnel with regard to disciplinary action and
hiring. The session was held from 10 a.m. until 2:10
p.m. They did break for lunch. Those in the closed
door meeting were commissioners Block, Pyles and
Thompson and prosecuting attorney Riethmiller.

< Relay For Life Set in Hannibal

 

The American Cancer Society will hold its 7th Annual
Relay For Life in Monroe County at River High School,
Hannibal, beginning at 5:30 p.m. July 21 and ending at
11 a.m. on July 22.
"We hope to raise over $55,000," said event co-chair
Pat McDougal. She said the money raised from this
event will go toward the ACS's research, education,
advocacy, and patient service programs.
The event begins with survivors registration at 5:30
p.m. followed by a spaghetti dinner for survivors and
their families at 6 p.m. Posters submitted by county
schools with the Relay theme of butterflies will
decorate the walls of the auditorium during dinner.
Survivors and Relay goers alike will be invited to
vote on their favorite poster. Members of the Monroe
County Arts Council will be on hand to award ribbons
to first, second and third place winners.
Opening ceremonies begin a 7 p.m. with al live
butterfly release followed by speakers Dr. Jondavid
Pollock of the Schiffler Cancer Center at Wheeling
Hospital and parents of little Ayden Russell, whose
daughter is a survivor and who will reign as Little
Miss Hope this year. Following will be a Survivors Lap
celebrating those who have survived or who are
currently battling cancer, and a Caregiver Lap to
recognize those who have given support and cared for
their loved ones along the way. The teams will then
take the track carrying their banners prior to
everyone else joining them on the track.
One of the highlights of the event is the Luminary
Ceremony, which begins after dark. During the event,
people may purchase a luminaria in memory or in honor
of someone who has been touched by cancer. The
luminaria bags are placed around the track and lit
during a special memorial service featuring Sandy
Brookover, singer and cancer survivor.
Other highlights include singers Karissa Martin,
second runner-up Miss Ohio, and Kris Pfalzgraf, the
Peacemakers,
Pickin' on Country and the Ivey League Players
featuring Charlie Rush and Elvis. Also, two crowd
favorites return with the Miss Relay Contest as well
as the purse auction. There will be team competitions,
kid games, on-site fundraisers, concessions, plus
movies and popcorn all night.
Saturday morning will begin with a pancake and
sausage breakfast and the return of two team
competitions - Pancake Stacker and the Relay 500 race.
In addition, a special children's lap - Butterflies on
Parade - will take place with children wearing the
butterfly wings they designed on Friday evening.
County students, sports teams, cheerleaders, and
their fans are urged to come to Relay on Saturday
morning for a Mascot/ Spirit lap around 10 a.m. The
school with the most participation and who sold the
most Links for a Cure (paper links sold in honor or in
memory of a cancer victim) will receive special
recognition. Schools participating in Mini-Relays this
year will also be honored - St. Paul's Pre School,
Hannibal, Powhatan and Woodsfield elementaries and
Beallsville High School.
"There's something for everyone," said co-chair
Shirley Brown. "We are planning to make this one of
the biggest events so far. Everyone whose life has
been touched by cancer is encouraged to attend this
free event."
For information about the Monroe County Relay for
Life, contact co-chairs Pat McDougal, 740-483-1963, or
Shirley Brown at 740-472-0543. For specific questions
about cancer contact the American Cancer Society
toll-free anytime 1-800-ACS-2345 or visit their
website at www.cancer.org.

 

< Drawing of Miltonsburg, Ohio

Miltonsburg History Researched

 


 

by Paul Young
Columbus

In 19th century Monroe County, there were at least 30 communities surrounding the county seat of Woodsfield.
They ranged in size from only a family or two and a post office to incorporated and unincorporated villages with populations of 100 to 700.
As a child in Miltonsburg, I heard stories about the "old days" in this rural village. Both my grandfather, George Landefeld, and my father, Paul Young, Sr., were carpenters and built or repaired many homes and barns in and around Miltonsburg. Their influence led me to the field of architecture and architectural history
which, in turn, reinforced my interest in the
evolution of these pioneer communities and, in
particular, Miltonsburg. I became interested in Monroe County villages and began to ask questions such as: Why did the first settlers choose these locations for their towns? Who
were they and where did they come from? What did they do on a typical day? What did the towns look like in the 19th century? What outbuildings were on the lots?
What were the political and social structures of these communities? Over the years, conversations with family members and town residents and excerpts from various town and county documents provided enticingly vague
answers to some of these questions but most remain unaddressed.
Today through the resources of the internet it is
possible to find and exchange information on a scale impossible only a few years ago. Answers to some of these questions are now accessible through the excellent websites prepared for the Monroe County Historical Society and the Monroe County Genealogical Society and their collection of printed documents and CDs.
During a visit to our childhood home in Miltonsburg, my sister Judy and I began to think of the possibility of using skills acquired in our academic and professional careers to further explore these questions as they related to the villages of Monroe County - in particular the village we knew best, Miltonsburg. Driving through Miltonsburg today, it is difficult to realize it was once a thriving community that included a school (both grade school and high
school), a church, general stores, tobacco packing houses, saloons, a monument shop, a cider mill and craftsmen such as wheelwrights, buggy makers, cobblers, blacksmiths, furniture makers, tinsmiths, milliners and brewers.
As a result, we have created a website for the
purpose of incorporating information from people with Miltonsburg and Monroe County connections into an ever-developing story of a typical Monroe County village. This work-in-progress focuses on Miltonsburg and is available to the public at the website: paul-e-young.org/ Click on Miltonsburg. (Should you visit the website, see, for example, the information
relating to Lot 3.)
A major goal of the project is to understand the
settlement and development of the village and the relationships among its residents. A second goal is to reconstruct the historical appearance of the community through photographs, sketches and property records. The time period focus of the website is 1833 to 1950. The year 1833 was when David Pearson first laid out the town and 1950 is an arbitrary date after which the physical integrity of the town changed significantly.
The public is encouraged to visit the above website and invited to participate by sharing information such as: photographs of town residents during this period; photographs of buildings (often photos of people show buildings in the background); anecdotes that help understand the daily lives of residents during this
period. Even seemingly trivial incidents that have
been passed down through the years can offer
significant insights; any information from books or oral history that relates to the crafts, industries and professions practiced in Miltonsburg and Monroe County villages during this period professions and businesses. See, for example: paul-e-young.org/ Any information that is used on the website will be appropriately credited to each contributor. Persons who do not have access to a computer may participate
by regular mail. While copies are preferred, any
original photographs or documents that are received will be copied and promptly returned to their owner.
Last, but absolutely not least, we would sincerely appreciate your comments, additions, corrections and questions.
For more information, contact: Paul Young, 309
Walhalla Rd., Columbus, OH 43202, 1-614-262-9416, e-mail: young.13@osu.edu or Judy Young, 1255 New Hampshire Ave. NW, Apt. 525, Washington, D.C. 20036, 1-202-223-5674 e-mail: young.judy@verizon.net

< Child Helps Feed the Hungry



by Martha Ackerman
Staff Writer

This story of a little girl's selflessness was first told in "From the Pastor's Heart," written by Frank Lehosky, pastor of St. Paul�s United Church of Christ, Woodsfield.
Maddie Craig, an eight-year-old member of the church, went to the store one day in May with her mother, Aimee. She saw the flowers at the front of the store and asked her mother if she could use some of her weekly allowance to buy some flowers.
When given permission, Maddie picked out a bunch of flowers and paid for them. Her mother wondered what she would do with so many flowers, but with Mother's Day approaching, she decided to trust her daughter's judgment.
When they returned home, Maddie took the flowers and disappeared out the door. When she returned, she had no flowers, only a handful of money which she told her mother she would like to donate to a charity organization.
Her father, Tracy Craig, sat down with her that evening and made a list of all the local charities and they talked about what each one did. Maddie decided to
give the money to the local food pantry so people wouldn't be hungry.
Maddie couldn't say where the idea came from. She just thought of it herself, noted her mother. But Maddie did think that it would make moms who got her
flowers feel good.
"I think the kids see their dad's community involvement and that might have influenced her," said Aimee.
Maddie, who is a third grade student at Woodsfield Elementary, has a nine-year-old brother, Patrick, who will be in the fourth grade.
"Such good deeds are rare and sometimes overlooked," said Pastor Lehosky.
"We are so proud of her!" said Maddie's mother. "We sure are," added her father.
And who wouldn't be proud of a child who has thought more of others than she has of herself.

< Pamida Foundation Helps Warm the Children

~ Pamida Foundation Helps Warm the Children ~
Woodsfield Pamida and the Pamida Foundation recently
donated $500 to Warm the Children to help provide
winter clothing for children of needy families. John Voorhees, right, presented the check to Pandora Neuhart, Warm the Children coordinator. In addition to donations, Pamida also discounts the purchases made by Warm the Children. In a letter from the Pamida
Foundation, they wrote, "At Pamida, corporate citizenship is more than a responsibility, it's a privilege, and we are proud to support a variety of charitable, family and children's organizations and
community events."
Neuhart thanked Voorhees and Pamida for their generosity to Warm the children. "We can always use the money," she said. There will be many children in need of warm coats and boots this winter.
Photo by Arlean Selvy

 <Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor,
I read all the comments and opinions of the school
situation and will offer mine, not an experts point of
view. I�m �just folks� or Jane Q Public.
Some facts as I know them. We live in the state of
Ohio and the county of Monroe. I learned way back in a
one room school that the state of Ohio has 88
counties, one of which is Monroe.
We know there are 88 Bicentennial barns, one in each
county which have the Bicentennial logo painted
beautifully by a local artist.
We assume there are also 88 court houses, one seat of
government in each county. The county seat in Monroe
County is Woodsfield, a nice town. It has many
churches, hardware stores, drug stores, grocery
stores, a few restaurants, many lawyers and the
commissioners and other officials. It has an
elementary school and a parochial school, but no high
school. Should the Woodsfield High School have been
closed? No! An emphatic No. When the plumbing and
electrical work in our homes need repaired, do we
close the doors and build another house and ask
someone else to pay for it? I don't think so. We
tighten our belt and find a way to replace the
plumbing or the roof or windows. It's called
maintenance and is necessary.
The county seat of Monroe County needs a high school,
Woodsfield High School, but don't expect every citizen
in the county to foot the bill. Mr. Easterling
suggested opening some of the nice schools built in
the 1960's. Busing is only going to get more expensive
with high gas prices. Shorter trips would help that.
Instead of worrying about the usefulness of the Davy
Crawford light pole on the square, put a thermometer
right there for everyone to observe, start with $1 and
watch the growth of money for a new school in
Woodsfield or necessary repairs to the building the
alumni come back to celebrate. They could start the
project. When plan A don't work, go to plan B, try a
new plan. Quit beating the same old dead horse.
Us old folks out in the county don't care if kids go
to school in trailers. If the school district is
divided to a manageable size, it's more personal. It
isn't something like 20 or 30 miles from nowhere.
This is just one person's opinion. Thanks for wading
through it.
A Monroe Countian
Hannah B. Baranich, Clarington


Dear Editor,
I�m writing this letter with great concern for the
community. Many people have been receiving letters
from the Woodsfield Utility Office in regards to the
village�s recent violation of trihalomethane level in
our public water supply, and this has caused me to do
some investigating of my own. I have two small
children at home, and it has greatly bothered me that
little is known about the �Long-Term� effects of
consuming water with increased levels of
trihalomethane. Some of the information I found was
disturbing. These letters recently sent out by the
Utility Office are failing to share a few more facts
about trihalomethane with the community. For example,
an individual absorbs more trihalomethane while taking
a 10 minute shower than when they drink six glasses of
water. Another interesting fact is that pregnant women
who regularly come in contact with water that contains
increased levels of trihalomethane are also increasing
their risks for miscarriages and birth defects by 7.3
percent.
The intention of this letter is not to upset someone,
but to spark a general concern in the community.
People need to understand. Not only do we drink and
bathe in this water, but we water our gardens with it,
cook with it, wash our clothes in it, swim in it, and
so on. The point I�m trying to make is that it is
being ingested by our bodies every day in more ways
than one. As a taxpaying citizen of the community I
believe that the water contamination level should take
highest priority. Correcting this problem should come
before any more money is spent on cosmetic
improvements in the community. I can live with a
damaged sidewalk or tree that needs to be trimmed, but
I don�t want myself or my children to become ill
because we wanted a tall glass of ice water or decided
to take a long bubble bath.
What is being done about the water being supplied to
our nursing homes and public schools? The last letter
I received from the Utility office states that young
children and the elderly should not consume the water,
and that these age groups are at the highest risk!
Many of the elderly in our nursing homes have no
alternative. If the village cannot meet the quality
standards in regards to their drinking water, then
should they be required to provide a safe alternative
for those people that cannot do so themselves? And
what about the water fountains at school? The same
water goes through them that comes through our faucets
at home.
In conclusion, I just want to note that with
everything in today�s society, quality determines
cost. If you don�t believe me, go to the gas station
and look at the difference between regular unleaded
and super plus. What I�m trying to say is that I�m
more than willing to pay the current rate for water
that I know is not going to cause cancer when my
children are 30, but I don�t believe the residents of
the village should be required to pay the same price
for below standard water. Maybe if the village was
required to determine the cost of water in regard to
the level of contaminants, then it would strive to
maintain the quality for fear of having to reduce the
price.
I�ve never written a letter to the editor before, and
hopefully this will be the last one. Many of you will
confuse me with my father as he is frequently in the
public eye. I strongly feel that it was necessary to
bring this to the attention to others. Hopefully
others will express their concerns and the problem
will be corrected as soon as possible.
Jeffrey Daniel Woodell
Woodsfield


< Obituaries
(read the full obituary in the paper) 

 

< Reuben Mason Thomas, 88, Clarington, beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather,
great-great-grandfather, uncle and friend, died July
10, 2007, at home surrounded by family. He was born
Dec. 7, 1918 in Clarington, the son of the late Elmer
and Olive Smith Thomas. Sympathy expressions at
www.grisellfuneralhomes.com.

< John H. Oplinger, 65, Springfield, passed away
suddenly on July 7, 2007.

< Margaret A. Blake, 53, Akron, formerly of Woodsfield, died July 7, 2007, at her home. She was born Sept. 25, 1953, in Graysville, a daughter of the late Charles W. Norris and Eleanor Nan Frum Norris. Online
condolences may be expressed at
www.bauerturner.com

< Arnold E. Miracle, 82, 1713 Kingwood Court, Ashland, formerly of Stafford, went home to be with the Lord on July 12, 2007, at Samaritan Hospital, Ashland. He was born July 1, 1925, at Stafford, a son of the late
Forrest H. and Opal McBride Miracle. Online
condolences may be expressed at www.wattersfuneral
home.com.

< Ila Gertrude Luthy, 95, Glenwood Community in
Marietta, died July 2, 2007, in Beverly. She was born
Aug. 11, 1911 in Clarington, a daughter of the late
Nickolas and Pearl Swegard Fuhrer.
Online condolences may be made at
www.cawleyandpeoples.com.

<Around the Burnside

By Denny Easterling

The crooked heart will not prosper; the twisted
tongue tumbles into trouble.
A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a broken
spirit saps a person�s strength.
I�m really sorry, I did not mention it last month.
June was �Adopt a Cat� month. If you happened to miss
out, I know someone who has some kittens they would
gladly adopt out.
By the way, were you lucky enough to get in line to
buy one of the �i Phones�? I understand there was
quite a rush when they offered them for sale. Some
even got in line early in the morning to be able to
plop down 500 plus bucks for one. Then it�s 60 bucks a
month to operate the phone. I�m not sure if there are
more charges when you do all the things they say you
can do with it. If you believe what the ad tells you,
the phone will do about everything except cook your
breakfast. I got there too late, they were sold out.
There are a lot of things in this old world I do not
need and the i Phone probably tops the list.
Did you happen to catch the Hot Dog Eating Contest
that was televised on July 4? What a way to celebrate
July 4, watching a hotdog eating contest.
I guess it was exciting as the long time champ was
defeated by an American. He chomped down 66 hotdogs in
12 minutes. Do you realize this is eating a wiener 33
feet long at the rate of one hotdog, a tink over 10
seconds.
I don�t know how they do it. I remember one year at
camp we had a camper who ate 40 some meatballs at one
meal, then he came back the next year and polished off
62. This was not his only eating ability. He was the
closest thing to a human garbage can I�ve ever seen as
he could really stash away the food.
The average consumption of hotdogs per person is 60
per year. At one time I may have reached this average
as I ate a hotdog and bag of popcorn before each
Skyvue basketball game for luck. Shenandoah had the
largest bag of popcorn, and still does.
I don�t think I consume my share of hotdogs any more
but I do enjoy a corndog every once in a while. Hey, I
even remember when hotdogs were not skinless.
I take it from reading a letter to the editor last
week, the �Pony Express� has purchased a new horse as
he has received the Beacon the next day the last
couple of weeks instead of a week or so later. Always
makes you feel good when someone says something nice
about you.
The Old Fashioned 4th of July Celebration went off
without a bang. The only problem was it had to move
inside because of rain and the threat of rain, not
that we don�t need rain, it only rained enough to move
the celebration inside.
A good number of folks joined the celebration and
listened to the history of the 4th plus stories, poems
and other interesting facts regarding our
independence. The group joined in on a number of songs
led by the Happy Heart Singers. The celebration ended
with the Happy Heart Singers, after a few songs, led
the group singing �This Is My Country� with everyone
waving a U.S. flag the second time through. After the
benediction we all moved to the basement for
refreshments and fellowship. I think all enjoyed the
celebration and thought it could develop into an
annual event.
Esther and I completed our 4th of July celebration by
going home and watching an hour of fireworks from New
York and Boston. This was kind of enjoyable even if I
can�t understand the words some of the big name
singers are screaming at the top of their voice. I
guess maybe my hearing aids are starting to rust over.
I�d rather listen to the Happy Hearts.
Before I forget it, a Homemade Ice Cream Social is
set for July 26 from 4:30 p.m. until the ice cream is
gone at Trinity United Church of Christ, near
Lewisville. In addition to homemade ice cream all
kinds of food will be available from chicken and
noodles to pie or cake. I�m not sure but there could
be some take home ice cram available. Remember July 26
starting at 4:30 p.m. at Trinity. Join the fellowship
and eat your fill.
Now is Vacation Bible School season. A number of
churches are holding or have held a session. What
better way for our youth to spend a few days or
evenings in Bible School?
Here in Lewisville they have gone all out with a
western theme. I�ve noticed several were using the
same theme. Esther and I went over last evening to
check things out.
The first thing I saw when I walked into the gym was
a full size horse (not real) hitched to a cart behind
a tall fence, across the back of one set of bleachers
was a cutout of a covered wagon pulled by a team of
horses, around the walls were nearly full size
drawings of different buildings you would see in the
old time western town, a number of saddles and western
equipment was displayed, then to top things off, after
Esther and I came back home and were sitting on our
nearly treated deck, along came a pickup truck with a
large horse trailer hooked on behind.
Would you believe, a small pony was led out of that
big trailer. During their recreation time, all except
the older class, got to take a short ride on the pony.
Isn't this great? I can just hear some of them telling
their grandkids, a number of years down the road, �Now
when I went to Bible School when I was a kid, I rode a
pony."
What's really great is we have folks who will spend
all this time and effort to hold a Vacation Bible
School the students will never forget. I can't help
it, as Tony the Tiger says, "It's Grrrrrreat!!"
The real test in golf and in life is not keeping out
of the rough - but in getting out of it.
Church Sunday? Why not try it?
Bible readings: (Mon.) Psalm 37:27-34; (Tues.) II
Kings 23:31-37; from Habakkak (Wed.) 1:12-17; (Thurs.)
2:1-5; (Fri.) 2:6-14; (Sat.) 2:15-20; (Sun.) 3:13-19.

 < "Farming in Monroe"

Thank You for making the first
"Farming in Monroe" Supplement a Success!


Baker & Sons Equipment
Berry Hill Farm
Belmont Petroleum
Belmont Savings Bank
Belmont Technical College
Brake Engineering
Bruce Family Trees
Citizens National Bank
Dale's Pontiac
Dennis Miller Garage Doors & Windows
Home Comforts
Honda Direct Line
Knights Farm Equipment
Kuester Implement Co.
Monroe County Farm Bureau
Monroe County OSU Extension
Ohio University Eastern
Performance Honda
Randall L. Gallagher Memorials
Ruttenberg's
Stone Barn Farm
Woodsfield Marathon Bulk Plant
Woodsfield Savings Bank
Worl Thompson Motors

and ... Thank You, Farm Families
for sharing your lives with us!