The Beacon’s Connie Crowley won first place and Best of Show for
her pencil drawing now on display thru April at the Monroe
County District Library.
Photos by M. Ackerman
Two Beacon employees were recognized for their artistic talents
during th 2011 Monroe Arts Council Art Show in progress at the
Monroe County District Library. Belva Blackstone is shown with
the three pieces she submitted. The center one, an abstract, won
Artists Art Show Winners
by Martha Ackerman
We’re proud of our talented employees Belva Blackstone and
Connie Crowley, who came away with first place laurels at the
2011 Monroe Artists Art Show now in progress at the Monroe
County District Library. Crowley also took the Best of Show award.
Winners included: photograph - Marie Haas. 1st; Pastor Greg
Fish, 2nd; honorable mentions - Greg Fish, Marie Haas and Daniel
Animal/wildlife category - Constance Crowley, 1st and Best of
Show; Georgia Dangel; Saundra Sofia, honorable mention. Still
Life: Georgia Dangel, 1st and 2nd, Doris Morris, honorable
Portraits - Georgia Dangel, 1st; Marlene Moose, 2nd.
Abstract/Non Representational - Belva Blackstone, 1st; Gala
Brown, 2nd and honorable mention. 3-Dimensional - Charles
Henning, 1st; Susan Moose, 2nd; Roger Burgess, honorable
mention; Land-scapes - Yvonne Reusser, 1st, 2nd and honorable
mention. Youth, under age 18 - Deborah Partin, 1st and 2nd.
All the art pieces will be on display throughout the month of
April. Pamphlets on the 3rd annual Summer Art Camp are available
at the library. Deadline to register is June 1.
Around the Burnside
Education teaches us the rules, while experience teaches us the
Kindness is the oil that takes the friction out of our life.
Well, the basketball season is all but over. the high school
season was over with the Boys’ State Tournament. Attending the
tournament has been a must ever since I caught the basketball
fever when we moved to Skyvue.
This year’s tournament was among the better ones over the years.
I think we’ve been going since 1972. Only one game was rather
boring when one team was ahead something like 40 points. Of
course you heard several fans complaining regarding some of the
calls the refs made; however, you never see any of them on the
floor blowing a whistle. Hiland proved without a doubt they were
champion in their division. In my opinion they did it by playing
basketball rather than some of the run and gun style some teams
play. Ok, it also helps to have three players over six feet tall
and can hit the threes.
You know by now I enjoy reading news of 70 years ago. I thought
this too good not to pass along. I’m not sure, nor really care
who the cheerleaders were. I’m not sure if any of them read what
was printed in the Caldwell Journal in “So They Tell Me”. “The
visiting cheerleaders (Woodsfield) probably shocked some of our
more staid fans. Wearing full flared skirt, they delighted in
showing their “tights”.” I’m not sure but I guess maybe they
were ahead of their time. Probably would have scared me had I
been to the game.
One of the enjoyable things about the state tournament is seeing
friends you haven’t seen since last year. It did seem as though
the crowds were not as large as in years past. Only two or three
games had over 11 thousand attend. Past years have had more than
that. One school at one of the early games must have loaded up
their school bus and brought all of their students to the game.
Very interesting when the game was over and headed for the
A very interesting thing happened this year that made me feel
good and proved I don’t care where you go you can’t seem to get
away from Monroe County.
As you may know ushers are at every entry to the seating area.
Their main duty, I think, is to help folks find the correct
seat. They are all friendly and interesting to visit with. If
you happen to have the same seat for all the games you get to
know them. If you happen to be in the same section the next year
the usher could be the same person. Yes, they can take care of
things when a fan might slip into a wrong seat.
I guess there is a rather long waiting list for getting the job.
I’m not sure if they get paid or not but I did have one tell me
they received six dollars an hour. This was a long time ago so I
don’t know or really care.
I always thought I would really enjoy having the job as an
usher. It would have a need for me to live in or near
Columbus. That would do it. No way would
I want to live in Columbus. Four years attending OSU was plenty
The third championship game got a bit out of hand for one of the
teams as they were getting far behind and was very boring. We
normally leave for home after this game but we decided things
were not going to change so we started to go to the car and head
As we were walking down the hall way toward the doors I thought
I heard my name being called. I turned and there was one of the
ushers. I thought, “What did I do wrong now? We just stopped at
the men’s room. Did I leave the lid up or something?” then again
there was no lid to leave up.
Well, he had a big smile and we shook hands. He said, “You do
not know me, but I know you. He was right. Again I wondered what
I had done to deserve this. As it turned out he had lived in our
area and was a Beacon subscriber. He told me one of the reasons
he subscribed was “Around the Burnside.” He really made me feel
good to know he enjoyed reading my little blurb every week. He
said the reason he took the Beacon was to read Around the
Burnside and to find out who had passed away. I suspect he also
checked out who got caught doing what every week, plus some of
the other things in the paper. I guess he recognized me from the
picture and had hoped to meet me at the tournament. We had a
nice little visit and we came on home and watched the fourth
game on TV. This could only happen at a basketball tournament.
Dumb questions are easier to handle than dumb mistakes.
Get ready, Easter will soon be here.
Our Readers Write
On the night of March 12 whoever stole the road closed sign from
SR 78 and Ferry Street in
Clarington, which belonged to the CVFD, I hope you sleep well at
night. Those signs and barrels were for the safety of the
Just so you know we had three persons run into the water due to
the theft of the sign. You can be assured someone saw you.
Our fire departments works hard to buy equipment for public
safety and for a low life to steal from a volunteer department
The cost of that sign was a great expense. We are a volunteer
fire department and have to work for anything we get. Do you
support our bingo, which supports us? I doubt it. We have our
eyes and ears open and possibly our sign will be returned.
If it should appear on our ramp, even if you are seen, we will
not file charges. If not, maybe you should consider paying for
the fire training and keep yearly continuing ed and work at
bingo, which is just the tip of the iceberg.
Try being on call 24/7, leaving our families, missing work to
volunteer, missing dinner and losing sleep. I understand sign
stealing is a big conquest, but we are not amused and we have
reported this to the Sheriff. Consider how much your home owners
insurance would rise if your town had no fire department. Things
like this make volunteers want to hang it up. But we won’t
because we sacrifice for the good, honest, persons we serve and
are proud to do so. And to you wonderful citizens we thank you
from the bottom of our hearts.
Cindi Hunt, Asst. Chief.
The Monroe County Historical Society’s booth provided
information on upcoming events including the the July 11 and 12
Civil War event, which promises to be bigger and better as it
celebrates the 150th anniversary of the Civil War. Watch for
more information. Shown, from left, are Joyce Wiggins, Helen
Yoho and Kyle Yoho.
Photos by Martha Ackerman
The Gas Cards for Cancer Patients program was one of the
featured organizations at the 2011 Know Show. Sandy Barnes was
available Sunday to acquaint people with the program. According
to Shirley Brown, one of the organizers, 14 local cancer
patients are currently being helped by the program, which
provides gas cards to cancer patients traveling for treatment.
Annual Know Show Features Businesses and Organizations
The 20th anniversary of the Know Show was held this past weekend
at the Black Walnut Center and even with the bad weather there
was an outstanding turnout both Saturday and Sunday.
“We were thrilled with the crowd at this year’s show,” said Know
Show organizer Jo Eddy, of New Vision Video, “especially
Saturday when inclement weather didn’t seem to affect attendance
at all! We credit the continued success of the show to our
exhibitors, who do a tremendous amount of hard work to set up
their booths, man them for two full days and then tear down,
only to get up and go to work bright and early Monday morning!”
The K. Lynn Studio dancers were wonderful and performed to a
packed crowd! The Easter Egg Hunt on Sunday, sponsored by
Kiwanis Club of Woodsfield as its One Day Kiwanis Project,
Pamida and Monroe County Chamber of Commerce, was packed with
happy faces of children hunting for eggs and all receiving a bag
Congratulations to the door prize winners. (these items can be
picked up at the business location). “We apologize if we
misspelled any names but sometimes it is hard to read the
correct spelling,” said Ruth Workman, Chamber secretary.
Winners of door prizes were: Gary Holland, Patricia Copeland,
Stephen Jones, The Young Family, Joyce McConnell, Erica
Shepherd, Tiny Nuptune, Brooke Jones, Linda Barnhart, and Bonnie
Knowlton from Monroe County Farm Bureau;
Hollis Kemp, Lance Powell and Pauline Williams from Belmont
Dodge Chrysler Jeep, Inc.; Sheila Walkley, Missy Morris,
Charlotte Cline, Kim Nalley, Hollie Tisher, Marie Enherst,
Shirley Baker, Hollis Kemp, Karen Huffman, Brent McConnell,
Emanuel Baldwin and Connie Kuhn from Monroe Tire Center;
Glenda Thomas, Jason Nalley, Sheila Ferguson and Randy Tucker
from Rada Cutlery; Robert Stephen, Betty Mercer, Sarannah
Gibson, Roger Starr, Alexia Thomas, Brianna Gauding, Ray
Dalrymple and Lillian Miller from Laings Church of Christ;
Margaret Daugherty, Harley Nalley, Ruby Heft, Dave Paul, Charles
Piatt, Glenda Thomas, Hollis Kemp, Ruth Ridgeway, Dave Paulus,
Patsy Yarnall, Joyce McConnell, Belva Blackstone and Rose
Saffle from Monroe County Histori-cal Society;
Kara Hamilton, Amy Car-penter, Barb Phillips, Jen-nifer McKnight
and Jessica Ames from Mary Kay Cosmetics; Delphia Kindleberger,
Erma Fergeson, Linda Baker, Elaine Randall, Marvin Perkins and
Patsy Yarnall from Team Monroe; Jason Nalley, Ethel Morris, Lacy
Baker and Kathleen Miller from Monroe County Dept of Job &
Dale Riggenbach, Ryan Cline, Renea Briggs, Dakota, Martha Kress,
Bob Aten, William Thomas and Rose-mary Lieberth from Ries-becks;
Myrna Starr and Jane Robbins from Healthy Wonders; Dean Grover
from Olive Tree Inn; Dottie Frank, James Mann from Monroe County
Margie Yoss and Kim Nalley from Monroe County
Beacon; Lisa Brown from Body By VI.
Bill Montgomery won the split the pot from the Monroe County
Chamber; Jennifer Parden from Body by VI. Margie Yoss from
Erica Sheperd from Thompson Video Productions; Harley Nalley and
Glenda Thomas from Monroe County
Republican Party; Juanita
Rose from Weight Watchers;
Mary Bolon from Woodsfield Savings; Jason Nalley from Area
Agency on Aging; Linda Smithberger from Citizens National Bank;
Karen Wheeler from Randall L. Gallagher Memorials; Char-lotte
Male from Emerald Pointe of Barnesville; Nada Keylor from Lou’s
Whole Sale; Lester Barker, Karen Balogh, Diane Cooper, Jaya
Russell from K. Lynn Dance Studio; Jayne Robbins and Ryan Cline
from True Value;
The following door prizes can be picked up at the Chamber
office: Carol Ollom, Missy Morris, Judy Betts, Ray Dalrymple,
Jayne Circosta and Karen Balogh from Cancer Gas Cards Inc.;
Connie Thompson, Ethel Morris from Wetzel County Hospital; Dale
D. from Good Sense Candles; Brent McConnell from Swiss Hills
Arts and Crafts; Deb Lilly from Down in the Hollow; Melinda
Lyden from Barnesville Hospital.
The winners of the Monroe County Country Monroe Bucks are Ryan
Cline, Linda Schaefer, Barbara Coe, Bonnie Reed, Karen Knowlton,
Barb Eickhorn, Rachael Hutchison, Jane Robbins, Emanuel
Bald-win, Marie Ring, Breanne Tonkery and Jayne Joy. These can
be picked up at the -Chamber office.
The winners of the Monroe County Country Store were: Gail
Stollar from Modern Hardware; Makayla Black-stone from Clippers
Hair & Tanning Salon; Carl Davis from Grouse Ridge Farms; Karen
Hughes from United County Realty Done Right; Kathy Knowlton from
Ohio Valley Community Credit Union; Zoey Randall from Wesbanco;
Vonnie Hranko, Kim Nalley, Barb Eichkorn, and Cindy Hayes from
Ohio University; Dustin Landefeld from Ohio Valley Community
Credit Union; Belva Black-stone from Monroe County Beacon;
Karen Nguyen and Faye Dietrich from Ohio University; Amanda
Potts, Carol Crooks, Linda Lude, Charlotte Cline from the Monroe
County Chamber; Faye Dietrich, Sue Stewart and Karen Balogh from
Lida Conn; Ruth Workman from Ohio Made Tires; Kim Nalley from
Gallagher & Sons Monuments; Jayne Joy from Coplan’s Primitive
Creations; Karen Nguyen from Debra Bowen of Dave Anderson
Realty; Tara Brookover from Ohio Valley Community Credit Union.
These items can be picked up at the Monroe County Chamber.
There were 79 booths this year and the vendors stayed very busy
both days. Great food was provided by Ed and Dee Beard, owners
of Farmers Feed and Deli. The Chamber extends its appreciation
to Dale and Jo Eddy from New Vision Video for doing such a great
job running the 2011 Know Show.
Riesbeck’s Food Market has been a featured business at the Know
Show since its inception 20 years ago. Shown getting the booth
ready for the 2011 show are Riesbeck employees, from left, Tom
Dick, Susan Colvin and Kathy McIntire. An estimated 50 pounds of
meats and cheeses were enjoyed by visitors during the 2011 Know
Photos by Martha Ackerman
Recognizing April as National Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention
Month, Monroe County Job and Family Services set up an
attractive booth at the April 2 and 3 Know Show. A coloring
contest is being held for children 3-5, 6-8 and 9-11. Coloring
pages can be picked up and dropped off at the Beacon or Monroe
County Job and Family Services. Deadline is April 26. Shown,
from left, are Jessica Leonard and Laura Cline.
Kennady Russell says, “I found another yellow one,” as she
gathers eggs during the
Easter Egg Hunt
held at the Know Show April 3. Kennady is the
daughter of Rick and Jaya Russell of Lewisville.
is Aubrey Kress, who gets a little help from her grandma, Sharon
Kress. Aubrey is the daughter of Brian and Marlena Kress of
Woodsfield. Approximately 125 children participated in the
annual event, sponsored by the Woodsfield Kiwanis, Monroe County
Chamber of Commerce and Pamida.
HAROLD E. BYERS
Harold E. Byers, 78, Wadsworth,
passed away unexpectedly March 9, 2011 at
Hospital in Cleveland. He was born Oct. 7, 1932, in
Graysville, a son of Alonzo and Edith Hall Byers.
A 1950 graduate of Hannibal High School, he went on to receive his Bachelor’s
degree in Education and a Master’s in Business Administration
University. From 1954-58 he served
as a navigator in the Air Force, reaching the rank of 1st
He was an active member of
Church; a member and past
president of the Kiwanis Club and George Hixson Fellow; he
volunteered for the Salvation Army and delivered Meals On
Wheels. After 37 years, he retired from The Packaging
He lived a life of kindness and generosity that left a stamp on
all who had the good fortune to know him.
Surviving and deeply missed by his beloved wife, Doris Marty
Byers, whom he married Sept. 6, 1953; children, Barbara (Rick)
Little of Dalton, Pa., Diane Shreve and David Byers, both of
Wadsworth; grandchildren, Noah and Spencer Shreve, Rachel
Little; brother, Donald (Margaret) Byers of Madison; and
numerous nieces and nephews.
Memorial services were held March 19 at
Church, with burial at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens
immediately following the service.
Memorial contributions may be made to
Church, 195 Broad St.,
or Wadsworth FISH,
P.O. Box 754,
Wadsworth, OH 44281.
Online tributes may be made at:www.robertsfuneralhome.com
Connie Kahrig, 64,
Wooster, died April 1, 2011 at her home
following a battle with cancer. She was born March 13, 1947 in
Lodi, a daughter of the late Russell Repp,
Sr. and Dorothy Esenwine Repp Roche.
She married Lloyd Kahrig on Sept. 2, 1966 and he survives.
She was a 1965 graduate of Northwestern High School and retired following nearly 20 years from
Prentke Romich in
Wooster. She had made her home near New
Pittsburgh and was an avid bowler and enjoyed crocheting and
Surviving are her husband, Lloyd Kahrig, whom she married Sept.
2, 1966; a daughter, Beverly Kahrig of Wooster; a son, Randall
Kahrig of Wooster; seven brothers and sisters, Nancy (Gary)
Parker of Wadsworth, Arthur (Charlotte) Repp of Cedar Creek,
Neb.; Barbara Lowry of Centerburg, Russell Repp, Jr. of Shreve,
David (Linda) Repp of Howard, Dorothy (Bob) Goon of Polk, Deana
(Charles) Rogers of Seville and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death an infant
Friends were received April 5 until time of services Murray
Funeral Home in Creston, with Rev. Tom Michaels officiating.
Burial followed in Sherwood Memorial
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Wayne Co., 2525 Back Orrville Rd., Wooster,
Tributes may be shared at www.Murray-Funeral-Home.com
ROBERT F. HOSKINSON
Robert F. (Bob) Hoskinson, 82, St. Clairsville, died
March 29, 2011 at Ohio Valley Medical Cen-ter,
Wheeling, W.Va. He was born Jan. 12, 1929 in Dearborn, Michigan,
a son of the late Clyde R. and Nellie M. Rufener Hoskinson.
He retired from Consol Mine; was a Korean War veteran having
served in Germany; and was
a Protestant by faith.
Surviving are a brother, Duane “Sonny” (Clara) Hos-kinson of
Woodsfield; four sisters, Mary Jean (William) Reed of Columbus,
Marlene (Daniel) Jones of Beallsville, Catherine Ault of
Woodsfield, Janet Sue Wade of Clarington; and numerous nephews
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his
wife, Marie Norris Hoskinson in 1995; and two brothers-in-law,
Donald Ault and Lawrence Wade.
Friends were received April 1 at Bauer-Turner Funeral Home,
Woodsfield, where funeral services were held April 2, with Paul
Eddy officiating. Graveside services were held April 2 at
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer
Society and or the American Heart Association.
Condolences may be expressed at: www.bauerturner.com
CLARA M. PEOPLES
Clara Mildred Jackson Peoples, 72,
Seneca, S.C., formerly of Woodsfield, died March 29, 2011 at Oconee Medical
Center, Seneca, S.C.
She was born in Woodsfield, a daughter of the late George L. and
Carroll Lenora Hoff Jackson.
She was a retired employee of the dietary department of the Oconee Medical
Surviving are her son, Alan Richard Peoples of Pulaski, Va.; and a sister, Mary Polen of the home.
Friends were received April 2 at Bauer-Turner Funeral Home,
Woodsfield. Graveside services were held at
Cemetery, near Woodsfield,
with Rev. William Moran officiating.
Condolences may be expressed at: www.bauerturner.com
GLORIA JEAN GODWIN
Gloria Jean Godwin, 71,
Ga., died April 2, 2011.
Surviving are her husband of 11 years, Gerald J. Godwin of
Alpharetta; mother, Louise West of Woodsfield; a son, Dr. Brian
Carpenter, DDS of Cumming, Ga.; daughter, Kayreen (Richard)
Hatter of Fort Wayne, Ind.; step-daughter, Lisa (James) Sylvia
of Cumming, Ga.; step-son, Wade (Lisa) Godwin of Canton, Ga.;
brother, Dick West of Woodsfield; grandchildren, Justin and Drew
Hatter of Fort Wayne; step-grandchildren, Aaron and Kasee Godwin
of Canton, Ga.; several nieces, nephews and other relatives.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Richard Herbert
Friends were received April 5 at Ingram Funeral Home &
Crematory, Cumming, Ga.
Memorial services will be held April 9, at 1 p.m. at Woodsfield
Presbyterian Church, Woodsfield. Burial will follow at Somerton Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Woodsfield Presbyterian
Church, 110 East Church Street, Woodsfield, OH 43793 or the American Cancer Society.
Condolences may be made at: www.ingramfuneralhome.com
ANITA L. STEPHENS
Anita Lynn Stephens, 49, Woodsfield, died April 3, 2011
at Barnesville Hospital.
She was born Feb. 28, 1962 in
Services will be held April 6, at 1 p.m. at Bauer-Turner Funeral
Burial at the convenience of the family.