Ohio Valley Community Credit Union, in observance of its 50th
anniversary, hosted a Health Fair July 28 in Clarington and
Woodsfield. Shown, from left, are Sherry Raber, Stacey
Schultheis and Robyn McGuire, OVCCU employees.
Air Evac Lifeteam landed near the Woodsfield EMS building July
28 to take part in the Ohio Valley Community Credit Union
-sponsored Health Fair. Those attending the health fair received
a close-up look at the helicopter. Photo Submitted
OVCCU Sponsors Health Fair
Ohio Valley Community Credit Union sponsored
Health Fairs in both Clarington and Woodsfield July 28 in a
‘Pay-It Forward Venture.’ The credit union celebrates its 50th
anniversary this year and has planned several events to give
back to the community for its support of the credit union.
“We wouldn’t be here if it weren’t for the people in this
community,” said Robyn McGuire, OVCCU Human Resources and
With more events starting Aug. 9, McGuire noted that the credit
union has already sponsored Community Shred Day and a Pet Food
Collection for animal rescue in an effort to give back to the
Among those participating in the Health Fair were
Hospital, AirEvac Lifeteam, Monroe
County Health Department and WIC, Westwood Landing, Gas Cards
for Cancer Patients, South-eastern Med and
August is Breastfeeding Awareness Month in
Ohio. Monroe County WIC appreciates the
vital role doctors and hospitals play in the establishment of
breastfeeding. Shown, from left, are Monroe County Health
Commissioner Linda Dick and Donielle Flynn, CLC, breastfeeding
Breastfeeding Awareness Month
August is Breastfeeding Awareness Month (BAM) in Ohio. Governor Strickland is urging all
Ohioans to support breastfeeding.
According to Linda Dick, MSN, Monroe County Health Commissioner,
this year’s BAM theme, “Breastfeeding– Just 10 Steps! The
Baby-Friendly Way,” focuses on the 10
evidence-based hospital practices that support new mothers’
breastfeeding intentions. Monroe County WIC appreciates the
vital role hospitals and doctors play in the establishment of
Healthcare facilities that have instituted all the 10 Steps to
Successful Breastfeeding are certified as “Baby-Friendly”
hospitals. Currently, in Ohio there are three certified Baby-Friendly
hospitals. Breastfeeding provides better health outcomes than
formula feeding for both the mother and baby. Exclusive
breastfeeding for six months, beginning with the hospital birth
experience, is the ideal recommended by pediatricians.
Upon hospital discharge, mothers need support within the
community. Monroe County WIC is pleased to serve as a
breastfeeding resource in Monroe County
and encourages local hospitals and healthcare providers to refer
their breastfeeding mothers and babies to their services.
Monroe County WIC looks forward to partnering with the local
doctors’ offices during BAM as it celebrates the steps already
in place and as it works together on a plan to implement those
steps that still need to be put into practice.
For more information about breastfeeding, call Donielle Flynn,
CLC, Breastfeeding Peer Helper at the WIC office at
World War II veteran Bill Lance enjoyed an Honor Flight trip to Washington, D.C.
recently. Lance, who served as a platoon sergeant in the U.S.
Marine Corps, is shown in front of the Marine Corps memorial in Washington, D.C.
Bill Lance Enjoys
D.C. Honor Trip
Another of our local veterans was honored with a trip to Washington, D.C.
recently. Local resident Bill Lance entered the Marine Corps in
1942 and was sent to San Diego,
Calif., for boat training; then to
Camp Pendelton, Calif.
for training with tanks.
He was sent directly to the South Pacific and became a platoon
sergeant with Co. A, Sixth Marine Division. He served 36 months and
never received leave or furlough. He saw action at Guadacanal,
Guam and Okinawa.
His tank fired the first shots on Agat Bay Beachhead during the
invasion of Guam. His unit received the Presidential Unit Citation.
Lance earned another Presidential Unit Citation, the Purple
Heart and other medals during his military service.
While attending a craft show, Lance was wearing his Marine Corps
Veteran ballcap. A man asked Bill if he was in World War II and
learning that he was, the man told Bill about the Honor Flight
from Colum-bus to Washington, D.C.
It gives World War II veterans the opportunity to visit the
memorial and other sites in the nation’s capital. The man told
Bill that if he was interested in going his company would be his
sponsor. The man sent him an application and Bill was notified
his trip was scheduled for June.
Lance joined 31 other veterans on this trip of a lifetime. They
visited WWII Memorial, Vietnam Memorial Wall, Korean Memorial,
Air Force Museum, Iwo Jima Memorial and Arlington National
When the group arrived back in
and entered the airport terminal, approximately 300 people
including five Color Guard units that formed an honor guard,
cheered and applauded the World War II veterans.
If any World War II veteran is interested, Lance has an
application for the Honor Flight. For information, call Lance at
~ Service Guide Available
The 2010 Guide to Community Services was distributed to
countians in the July 29 Beacon. This annual publication is
filled with pertinent information about the county. “The service
guide has so much good information,” said Ruth Workman, Monroe
County Chamber of Commerce secretary. “It’s a great place to get
the names and addresses of township trustees, the county’s
population, school information, post office zips and phone
numbers. It’s quicker than going into a phone book. I send it to
anyone expressing an interest in locating in Monroe
County.” The service guide is
distributed by the Beacon, the Chamber and through local real
estate agents. “It’s a wonderful resource for anyone living in
the county as well as new residents,” said Martha Ackerman,
General Manager/Editor of the Monroe County Beacon, which
publishes the glossy cover, 40-page book. “We’re very proud of
this informative resource and thank the many advertisers who
make it possible. “This year the index of advertisers is
categorized for the reader’s convenience,” said Ackerman.
Photo by Taylor Abbott
Selected for $300,000 Grant
Monroe County Commis-sioners learned that Lee Town-ship has been
selected to receive the 2010 federally funded $300,000
Neighbor-hood Revitalization Grant, which is dispersed by the
state. According to Mary Jo Westfall, OSU Extension, she
received the call Aug. 2 telling her
Township has scored in the
top10 and will be receiving the funds.
Activities funded through this grant will be: a new roof and
HVAC system for the Sardis VFD fire station, turnout gear and
jaws-of-life for Sardis VFD, a blood pressure monitor and stair
chair for the Sardis E-Squad and 4-wheel drive and GPS upgrade
for the new Sardis E-Squad vehicle; pave a parking lot at the
newer facility of the Dally Memorial Library; purchase materials
to replace the roofs on the restrooms/picnic pavilions at the
marina; replace sidewalk near the newer facility of the Dally
Memorial Library; replace a bridge on Lee Township Road 919 and
repair a road slip on Wood Street; replace two fire hydrants and
install a coin-operated water fill station.
Brake told the board that Monroe County is now up to current standards for a 911 system
with the state of Ohio.
The $400,000 project began with an application for a $39,000
grant from USDA Rural Development in December 2006. He noted
that half the project was funded by grant monies.
More on the 911 system next week.
David Kuhn, EMS coordinator, met with the board to discuss the
contract which has been extended to Sept. 7, 2010.
The board went into executive session before lunch with no
outcome to report.
Around the Burnside
True friendship is like good health. The value of it is seldom
known until it is lost.
Old age is like a car; paint can conceal the exterior, but the
lines reveal the age.
An afterthought - almost every week I have an afterthought after
I’ve turned in my copy or do not have room. Last week I had one.
I mentioned the methane gas expelled by cows. I got to thinking,
I watch “Dirty Jobs” on Discovery every so often. Wouldn’t it
really be a dirty job to measure the methane gas from a herd of
cattle? I really wonder how they do measure it. Maybe measure
one cow and multiply by the number of cows. Oh well, I really
don’t need to know.
Some times one little thing just bugs you. Have you ever had one
little fly buzzing around in the house and it seems to enjoy
landing on you and won’t stop? This kind of fly is really quick
as greased lightning. It is almost impossible to swat. What a
good feeling when you finally get the job completed and you are
free. Then before you know it another little so and so is flying
Maybe you don’t get a fly in your house but one sneaks in our
house every so often. Talking about flies. I had an interesting
experience when doing my second quarter of student teaching. We
were assigned several students to visit at their homes.
As we were sitting around the kitchen table their pet pig came
smashing through the screen door into the kitchen. I guess the
pig didn’t want left out.
They were kind of embarrassed but it really didn’t bother me as
I had seen pigs before but never in the house. I assume now they
had more than one fly in the house.
I visited this family several times during my stay and had
dinner with them one Saturday. All she fixed was backbone, soup
beans and corn bread. What a meal. I hadn’t eaten a meal like
that since I was a kid at home. I really pigged out.
Had a nice little quarter of an inch of rain yesterday evening.
It will keep the grass growing, as if it needed help.
I don’t know about our lawn. We have about everything growing in
it except grass. Creeping Charlie, clover, two kinds of yellow
flowers and now grass that you can almost sit on the deck and
watch it grow.
I see it in several lawns and I haven’t the slightest idea of
what kind of grass it is. It is very green, not too thick and
stands tall. I was away from our lawn about three days and in
some spots it was six inches tall. One good thing about it is it
mows very easy and doesn’t pile up too high. I guess you just
have to keep mowing and grin and bear it. Actually it’s kind of
fun if you wait until the sun is just about down when you start.
Guess what? I found the perfect clock for Esther and me or
anyone else reaching the golden years. I saw it advertised in
the American Legion magazine. I think it was. It is a clock that
tells you the day of the week, not the time of day. I thought it
neat. I did think I might order one but the $39 price plus
shipping and handling just didn’t seem worth it. I’ll stick to
the old calender that’s messed up with doctor appointments.
Did you know the professor discovered his theory of earthquakes
was on shaky ground and when you’ve seen one shopping center
you’ve seen a mall?
My Topsy Turvey isn’t working like the one I see on TV. I said
earlier, if I got one ripe tomato I would display it at the
fair. I have a bumper crop of four tomatoes hanging down on the
vine, everything else is growing up. Iris had all kind of bloom
but they all fall off and do not form a tomato as they should.
I said it wrong. Plants do not grow toward the light. I learned
this as one of the first things in class at OSU. To say a plant
grows toward the light gives it a human trait and that just
I’m really not sure why they turn toward the light because it’s
been nearly 64 years since I learned this and I forget. It is
either because the cells on the darker side of the plant grow
larger or the cells on the bright side grow faster. I really
don’t care because plants in southeast Ohio still grow toward the light. I got a B
in the course.
It’s nice to have a neighbor who brings produce to your door. We
received some blackberries you won’t believe. Big as your thumb
or larger and six ripe tomatoes. The next evening a bag of fresh
picked green beans. Esther snapped and cooked them right away.
I’m not supposed to eat a lot of green stuff because of the rat
poison I’m taking. I did load up on the green beans as my blood
test isn’t for three weeks, so maybe it won’t hurt. They were
Final note: You cannot borrow your way into prosperity.
Seventy-four plus churches in the county would welcome you.
Roger D. Ewers, 69, Fly, died July 26, 2010 at
Woodsfield Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. He was born Aug. 6, 1940 in
Browns-ville, a son of the late Eugene and Thelma Stacy Ewers.
He was a former employee of the PCA in Rittman, and a member of
the Brownsville Church of Christ.
Surviving are his wife, Geneva L. Evans Ewers of Fly, whom he
married Nov. 9. 1957; 3 daughters, Dianna Ewers of Sardis,
Sandra Felton (Chuck Williamson) of Fly, Kelly (Rob) Stottlemire
of New Matamoras; brother, James (Eva) Ewers of Creston; two
sisters, Ellen (Ray) Ebert of New Martinsville, Evelyn (Ted)
Potts of Sardis; 16 grandchildren, Jake (Heather) Felton, Jr. of
Fly, Roger David Ewers of New Martinsville, Josh Ewers (Michelle
Riggenbach) of Wheeling, Brent Stottlemire of New Matamoras,
Mitchell Stottle-mire of New Matamoras, Johnthan (Tammy)
Broemsen of Woodsfield, Joenath Broem-sen (Shana) of Woodsfield,
Jeremy (Patty) Broemsen of Woodsfield, Amanda Ewers of
Lewisburg, W.Va., Stacie (Kevin) Arnold of Dennison, Marcia
(Terry) Ridgeway of New Matamoras, Jessica (Chris) Toothman of
New Matamoras, Meleah (Jonathan) Morgan of Fly, Telah Ewers of
Fly, Kayla (Terry) Dunn of New Matamoras, Breanna (Wilbur) Dunn,
Jr. of New Matamoras; and 22 great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a
daughter Ronda Jean Ewers July 26, 1973; and a son, David Lee
Ewers April 3, 2002.
Friends were received July 28 at Bauer-Turner Funeral Home,
Woodsfield, where services were held July 29, with Homer
Salsbury officiating. Burial was in Mehrley Cemetery near Fly.
Condolences may be expressed at www.bauerturner.com.
Norman G. (Fizz) Beardmore
Norman G. (Fizz) Beardmore, 71, Graysville, died July 31, 2010
at Marietta Memorial
Hospital. He was born
April 25, 1939 at Harriettsville, a son of the late Harley R.
and Lorah I. Day Beardmore.
He spent most of his life as a heavy equipment operator for the
International Union of Operating Engineers, Local #18. He loved
spending time with his friends, family and especially his
grandchildren. He also enjoyed truck and tractor pulls, mechanic
work, fishing and listening to country music being played by
friends and family.
Surviving are his wife, Florence Stark Beardmore; six daughters,
Debbie (Rick) Ramage of Senecaville, Sheila (Troy) Todd of
Beverly, Joann (Jack) McNabb of Beverly, Lorah (Matthew) Porter
of Philo, Brenda (Shane) Samp-son of Fleming, Janet (Curt) Barth
of Lowell; 15 grandchildren, Jack (Heather) Hupp, Jr., Richard
Ramage, Judson Ramage, Keara Ramage, Kayla (Blair) Binegar, Troy
Todd, Jr., Nathan (Johanna) McNabb, Derrick McNabb, Ethan
Porter, Lindsay Porter, Alexander Porter, Cory Samp-son,
Danielle Samson, Mitchel Barth, Jacey Barth; Steve “Kojak”
Novaks, whom he thought of as a son; and two sisters, Wanda
Hostutler of Rex Mills, and Linda Moore of Summerfield.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his
step-mother, Waldine Hender-shot Beardmore; three
brothers-in-law, Larry Stark, Dean Stark, Charles Moore; and
three sisters-in-law, Elda Stark, Hazel Stark, Norma Stark and
Friends were received Aug. 3 at McClure-Schafer-Lank-ford
Funeral Home, Marietta, where funeral
services were held Aug. 4. Burial was in Stafford Cemetery.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.mslfuneralhome.com.
Memorial contributions may be made to the funeral home at 314 Fourth St., Marietta,
to assist the family with funeral expenses.
Glenward E. Griffith, 87, Woodsfield, died July 24,
2010 after a short illness. He was s on of the late John and
Ella Craig Griffith of Monroe County.
He moved to Columbus
where he worked and lived after serving in the U.S. Army during
WWII and uniting in marriage to Edith. He worked for many years
at Columbus Showcase and on the maintenance staff at the
Methodist Theological School of Ohio in Delaware, as a painter
where upon his retirement in 1985 the students bestowed upon him
the title “Rev. Glen Griffith, Master of Divinity,” honoring his
friendship and maintenance ministry. He was known for his love
of gardening and the large gardens he grew in
and at the farm near Woodsfield. He was always giving the bounty
of his gardens to seminary students, neighbors and those in
need. Upon retirement he moved to his farm and was an active
member at the Moffett-Fletcher United
Church, the Monroe County Water
Board, and other activities within the county. He loved the
farm-life and enjoyed pointing out the names of the many trees
as he took his grandchildren on hikes.
Surviving are his two daughters, Christine (Robert Heuser) of
Denver, Colorado, Rebecca (Dennis Sparks) of Charleston, W.Va.;
a son, Glen Griffith (Martha Maxwell) of Eugene, Oregon; loved
greatly and missed by his grandchildren and seven
great-grandchildren: Elizabeth (Eric Oppenheumer) from Denver,
and their two children Kinley (5) and Waverly (19 mo.); Micah
Sparks (Mica Cogar) from Delaware and their two children Coltin
(4) and Sierra (2); Matthew Russell (Lori Salazar) from Denver
and their two children Isaac (6) and Isaiah (14); Daniel Sparks
from Delaware and Justin Griffith (Marsha Gore) from Delaware
and their new baby, William; and Miles Griffith (6) from Eugene.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a
daughter, Alicia Ann in 1961; his loving wife, Edith Reed
Griffith in 1978; sisters, Eunice Cummings, Mildred Truax, both
of Columbus; brother, Charles
Floyd Griffith of
Friends were received July 27 from 6 - -9 p.m. at Bauer-Turner
Funeral Home, Woodsfield. Services were held July 28 at Moffett-Fletcher United
Church, with Rev. Dennis Sparks
officiating and Martha Potts organist. Burial was at Moffett-Fletcher United Methodist
Memorial contributions may be made to the
Church’s Cemetery Fund or
the Woodsfield Nursing and Rehabilitation Center Activities
Mary Hartley, 84, resident of Emerald Pointe Nursing and
Center, Barnesville, formerly of
Beallsville, died July 19, 2010 in
Hospital. She was born
Aug. 4, 1925, in
daughter of the late Leo and Mary Brennan Campilla.
She was a member of St. John
the Baptist Catholic Church, Miltonsburg.
Surviving are a son, Raymond (Debbie) Hartley of Warren; two
daughters, Cheryl Imperata of St. Clairsville, Andrea (John)
LaRoche of Bellaire; three sisters, Ann Preston, Jean Buckley,
Win Furr; a brother, Leo Campilla, all of Liverpool, England;
six grandchildren, Steve, Scott, Kim, Sherry, Eric, Megan; two
step-grandchildren, Cody, Cole; and nine great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her
husband, Lawrence Hartley; two sons, Ken and Tim Hartley; and a
son-in-law, Jim Imperata.
Friends were received July 23 at Harper Funeral Home,
Beallsville, followed by a funeral liturgy with mass celebrated
with Rev. Fr. David Gaydosik at St. John the Baptist
Catholic Church, Miltonsburg. Burial followed in Beallsville Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to
the Baptist Catholic Church, c/o
334 South Main St., Woodsfield, OH 43793.
Online condolences may be offered at www.harperfh.net.