Congressman Charlie Wilson paid a visit to the
Museum July 8. Shown, from
left, are: Tom Scott, community developer; Barbara Rush, museum
curator; Charlene and Aaron Miller, Congressman Charlie Wilson,
Taylor Abbott, museum president; Jane Roth Williams, museum
consultant; Lida Conn, Clarington Mayor; Helen Carpenter, Team
Photo Courtesy of Beverly Dierkes
Leaders of Monroe
gathered at the recently opened
Mu-seum on July 8 to await a visit from Congressman Charlie
10:45 a.m., Wilson and his field representative Kathy Gagin
arrived at the museum.
“Wow, look how nice this place is,” exclaimed
Wilson. Gagin, who had family who worked
on showboats as vaudeville acts, was particularly moved by the
family worked on these boats, traveling with their vaudeville
acts. It so nice to see that history, something that means so
much to me, being preserved in this way,” said Gagin.
Wilson at the museum were Clarington Mayor Lida Conn, members of village
council, Monroe County Commissioners, members of Team Monroe and
Wilson’s tour of the facility, he spoke of the
American ingenuity that comes from small towns such as those in Monroe
want to say congratulations to those of you who worked so hard
and put so much effort into this museum. There’s a feeling of
in this museum that could only have come from the hard working
individuals in this area,” said
Following his visit,
made a stop in Powhatan at the OYO Market. While there, he
viewed the business incubator and the homemade goods sold there.
He also viewed the canoe livery that has been established there
by Mike Willis.
Wilson wrapped up his visit to Powhatan after
enjoying lunch at the Riverside
Life ... Walking the Red Carpet for a Cure ... July 16 & 17
Monroe County’s Relay For Life ... Walking the Red Carpet for a
Cure ... is set for July 16 and 17 at Swiss Hills Career Center.
Opening ceremonies will begin at 4 p.m. with the welcome and
introductions by Julie Ellenwood, ACS Com-munity Director and Cancer Resource
Members of the Woods-field VFW will raise the Flag and former
Miss Ohio Karissa Martin will sing the National Anthem.
Woodsfield Volunteer Fire Department and Hannibal Hope will
sponsor a chicken dinner beginning at 4:30 p.m.
Saturday entertainment will include Karissa Martin, 4:30 p.m.;
Not So Rich and Famous Band, 8 and 10 p.m.; Southbound,
midnight. Sun-day includes Southbound at 2 a.m. and a DJ at 3:30
Other activities include Dunk a Coach and a Celebrity, Uno
Tournament, Survivor Celebration, Survi-vor Lap, Care Giver Lap,
Introduction of Teams; Purse Auction at 7 p.m., introduction of
Ms. Relay and Cutest Kid contests;
Luminaria ceremony is set for 9 p.m. A newspaper evening gown
contest and cake walk will be held at 10 p.m.; clothing relay
race and favorite NFL lap, 11 p.m.; scavenger hunt and
Holly-wood lap, 11:30 p.m. ; Purple lap, midnight; PJ lap, 12:30
a.m.; hula hoop game, favorite movie star lap, 1 a.m.; decorate
a bra and poker run, 1:30 a.m.; name that tune, 2 and 5 a.m.;
toilet paper unroll and relay torch lap, 2 a.m.; decorate boxers
and relay torch lap, 2:30 a.m.; bras and boxers lap, 3 a.m.;
frozen t-shirt contest, favorite baseball team lap, 3:30 a.m.;
crazy hat lap, 4 a.m.; Let’s Make a Deal and costume lap, 4:30
Water balloon volleyball and family lap, 5:30 a.m.; water
balloon volleyball and cup and saucer balance lap, 6 a.m.;
twister competition and cup and saucer balance lap, 6:30 a.m.;
step back in time board game and good morning update lap, 7 a.m.
Omelet Breakfast catered by K&D Catering, 7:30 a.m.; step back
in time board game and cheer lap, 7:30 a.m.; step back in time
board game, 7 and 8:30 a.m. and dance lap at 8 a.m..
Closing ceremonies will be held at 10 a.m.
if you don’t belong to a team, join the fun and come out to
support those who are Walking the Red Carpet for a Cure July 16
and 17 at Swiss Hills
Cancer survivors were welcomed to the 10th annual Monroe County
Relay For Life Survivors Dinner on July 13 at the
Speakers for the event were Dr. JonDavid Pollock from Wheeling Hospital
and survivor, Kristine Thompson. According to Brookover, the
survivors dinner was held on Tuesday this year prior to the
annual Relay For Life event scheduled for the weekend of July 16
and 17. This represents a change from years past when the dinner
was held on the same night as the Relay.
Survivors will be honored at the Monroe County Relay For Life
event on Fri., July 16.
Commission Expects Good
Looking forward to 2011, Monroe County Commission-ers laid out
what they believe will be another good fiscal year for the
Jeanette Harter, budget director, met with the commissioners to
discuss what lies ahead in terms of department budgets for 2011.
According to Harter’s report,
County’s general fund is
currently projected to be $4,389,036.71.
the non-general fund, the county is projected to have a balance
of $16,776,024.25 bringing the county’s total fiscal budget to
Commissioner Carl Davis said he was pleased with the totals and
said, “We certainly do appreciate the departments getting their
budgets done on time.”
Speaking in regards to the county’s projected budget, Commission
President John Pyles said, “We’re running in the black. We have
not had to borrow money to make payroll this year. We have not
had to cut services to our residents. This effort has been a
unified effort by the commissioners and I’m proud that we will
again be solvent in 2011.”
10:30 a.m. Tom Scott, Team Monroe community developer, requested
a quick meeting with the commissioners at their convenience.
Pyles asked him to come forward at that time.
apologize for not being on the agenda but I would like to
address some allegations that were made against Team Monroe that
I believe need clarified with you commissioners,” said Scott.
Scott said, “I would hope Team Monroe has demonstrated their
beliefs in pushing Monroe
forward economically without politics. There are too many things
in this county that need addressed without all of the childish
asked if the organization has sought after grant funding for
economic development to which Scott replied, “I can honestly say
that Team Monroe has probably depleted all of their options
regarding grants that fund economic development. Their just
aren’t many grants out there for that.”
After a brief discussion with Davis and Commissioner Price,
Scott and Pyles began a lengthy discussion centered on Team
Monroe’s July 6 meeting with the commissioners.
After several minutes of back-and-forth discussion between Pyles
and Scott regarding last week’s meeting, a heated confrontation
exchange ended quietly with Scott thanking the commissioners for
their time before leaving.
other business, Sam Turner met with commissioners to discuss a
new cost savings analysis that could possibly be implemented
into the county’s phone system.
Turner said the new plan could save the county $22,191.18 within
three years by detecting fraudulent billings in the county’s
AT&T phone bills. While in the meeting, he highlighted one bill
addressed to the county care center which had additional charges
in excess of $49 for services not rendered.
Following the meeting, commissioners traveled to
Township to view a road that will
possibly be absorbed by
Township. Bethel Trustee
Wayne West and Bethel
resident Henry Winland were present at the commissioners
meeting. Winland asked for the road to be taken back over by
Bethel. He said an agreement dating back
to the 1940s, which he presented to the commissioners, promised
to take care of the road.
believes the road is too much of burden due to it being prone to
flooding. He says that
Bethel’s budget may not be able to handle
Commissioners tabled the matter pending a meeting with County
Engineer Lonnie Tustin and prosecutor Lynn Riethmiller.
Board Rejects Some Bids
Renewal Levy Will Not Increase Taxes
Martha Ackerman and Taylor Abbott, Beacon
and a renewal levy were on the agenda for the Switzerland of
Ohio Local School Board July 8.
During the meeting, the board rejected the General Trades,
Flooring and Plumb-ing bids received for the Beallsville PK-12
school. According to John Jefferis, project manager, the
Flooring will be rebid in the General Trades Package and the
Plumbing Package will also be rebid. The remaining bids will be
held until further notice.
bids were opened at a special meeting held at Woodsfield
Elementary June 29 with the following results:
General Trades - estimate, $5,799,000. Base bids re-ceived:
Colaianni, $6,100,000; Catrell, $7,425,000; Grae-Con,
$6,656,000; JD&E, $6,188,000; Kreidler, $6,515,800; Kirk
Roofing - estimate $461,000. Bids received:
Kalkreuth, $457,550; N.F. Mansuetto, $506,957; Saup/ Hartley,
Flooring - estimate $178,000. Bid received: Flag, $280,450.
Protection - estimate, $298,000. Bids received:
Communale, $342,200; Central, $371,127; Brewer, $374,000.
Plumbing - estimate, $604,000. Bids received:
Tomko, $782,775; Mongiovi, $824,300; Peter-man, $880,000.
- estimate $1,590,000. Bids received:
Climatech, $1,937,000; Meccon, $2,118,000; W.G. Tomko,
$2,222,000; Metal Masters, $2,532,236; Sauer Group, $2,567,700.
Electric - estimate $1,565,000. Bids received:
Pickering, $1,482,096; Erb, $1,628,475; Kal, $1,674,900.
Geothermal - estimate $455,000. Bids received:
Jackson, $479,900; Howard, $868,049; Middleton, $496,694.
Combination, Plumbing and HVAC. W.G. Tomko bid $2,980,000.
one dissenting vote from board member Ron Winkler, the board
agreed to put a renewal levy on the Nov. 2 ballot. The
five-mill, five- year levy is an operating levy renewal and will
not increase residential and agricultural property taxes.
“This levy will not increase taxes for residential and
agricultural values,” said Janet Hissrich, SOLSD treasurer. “It
is a renewal levy and is our general operating dollars.”
“This levy is definitely needed,” said Larry Elliott, SOLSD
superintendent of schools. “It’s what we operate on.”
other business, the board approved a right-of-way easement with
South Central Power for the new Beallsville school site.
Around the Burnside
perfectionist is one who takes great pains - and gives them to
person that leans toward laziness never seems to have time to do
Well, the celebration, fireworks are all shot so now we have hot
weather. I think just about every town had a fireworks display.
Even Lewisville had a little display on Sunday
year I got to watch red, white and boom held in
Columbus, Macy’s from New York,
the Boston Pops from Boston and a private
display. I’m sorry I missed the display in Woodsfield as I heard
it was really excellent.
Folks really turn out to watch fireworks. I saw on Columbus TV a
couple of ladies got up at 5 a.m. in order to get a good spot to
watch red, white and boom.
Anytime I get up approx. 17 hours early to watch firecrackers,
I’d probably end up some place else. Actually, I enjoy watching
them in front of the TV as I have the last several years.
did enjoy TV this weekend. AMC ran John Wayne movies one after
another. I watched a lot of them. They just don’t make movies
like that anymore. Now they make a vampire movie and people
stand in line to see it.
think I’m done with the eye doctors for a little while. I hope.
The last one said I needed a shot in the eye. It wasn’t really
so bad except he said I needed two more, five weeks apart.
Didn’t know they would give you a shot in the eye. I also
learned you can taste eye drops put in your eye. Always
something new to learn.
you realize that writing with a broken pencil is pointless or a
boiled egg is hard to beat? Think about it.
missed out on the Indian Pow-Wow over the weekend. I was busy on
Saturday and to be honest it was just too hot for this old man
to even be out, even under the shade.
really wanted to attend as I was into Indian stories and
storytelling at one time. We had several good programs and
stories at FFA Camp until the powers that be decided other
things should take the place of Indian programs. I watched and
was also reminded of 4-H camp as we ended each day with an
Indian campfire. We would also light the campfire with a
different story of how the Indians got fire. The one that
started the campfire burning with no one around really was a
surprise for the campers. We even had bird fly in and light our
fire one year. I’m not sure if
still does this or not. They were really into the Indian
campfire at one time.
don’t know about you but I’ve wondered why every one else is in
such a hurry. I mosey along at speed limit and cars and trucks
go zip, zip, zip around me. It seems to happen a bit more with
the improved road between Lewisville
and Noble County. I guess maybe old age does it,
but going along at speed limit I find I have the road to myself
most of the time.
great many of those behind the wheel or riding a motorcycle do
not know what slow is today. My old mule and I and Tony the
horse didn’t know what fast was. A swipe across their ears would
speed them up for a minute or so, but that was worse than going
slow. Bouncing along on old Tony, who had a sharp backbone, was
much worse than going slow. No point in getting in a hurry,
headed for the cornfield and we didn’t have a saddle.
look around today there are so many things today we did not
have. In fact, we would have had a problem going very fast. For
example, the so called four wheeler. Some kids now days get one
before they’ve learned the times table, training for when they
grow up. I have noticed some things well trained adults have
done are doing. Front wheels on a four wheeler are no good, so
tear across the field with them in the air, jump over a bank,
demonstrate how to make a quick turnaround, or maybe climb a
pole. How about racing by in a junk car while being shot at with
a paint gun, not once but many times? The list goes on. These
type of activities were done by adults, your outstanding adults
with good jobs. Oh well, times change. I can still hear my old
man yelling at me if we had those four wheeled things and I
tried some of these tricks. I’m glad I never got in a hurry.
old store building in
has joined the hotel and bit the dust. It is now a parking lot.
people say they “won’t be a minute” they are usually right.
wonder why the number attending church drops off during the
Reach for the Sky ~
Fairground Road, Woodsfield, stands
amid her sunflowers, which tower over the petite woman. In April
her children: Roger of Meridian, Idaho; Robert of Plana, Texas;
John of Cincinnati; and Liz of Mesa, Arizona planted the seeds,
which were transplanted into the plot near the old smokehouse.
While cleaning the building this summer, Barbara discovered a
wooden board etched with the name Henry S., who was the
grandfather of her late husband, Roger. This smokehouse and
several other buildings remain from Roger’s ancestor’s homeplace.
Photo by Martha Ackerman
ALFRED D. DOUGHERTY
Alfred L. Dougherty, 84,
2 Summit Court,
Caldwell, formerly of Lewisville, died June 29, 2010 at Summit Acres Nurs-ing
He was born near Woodsfield on Dec. 18, 1925, a son of the late
Albert and Rena Cronin Dougherty.
was a retired oil and gas worker for the Hopewell Oil and Gas
Company and was also a retired dairy farmer. Alfred was a member
of the Church
of Christ where he
attended the Hines Chapel near
Lewisville, and the Graysville Church of
Christ. He was also a U.S. Army veteran of WWII where he served
in the 100 Division 397 Infantry and received a purple heart.
Surviving are his wife, Naomi Kirkbride Dougherty, whom he
married Nov. 2, 1946; a daughter, Joyce John-son of Caldwell;
two sons, Mark (Carol) Dougherty, Vashti Griffin; Robert (Twila)
Dougherty of Lewisville; two sisters-in-law, Virginia Dougherty,
Vashti Griffin; 10 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and
several nieces and nephews.
addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother,
Everett Dougherty; an infant great-grandson; and a special
brother-in-law, Cecil Griffin.
Friends were received July 2 at Watters Funeral Home,
Woodsfield, where funeral services were held July 3, with Frank
Love officiating. Burial followed in Friendship Cemetery,
Memorial contributions may be made to the Senior Apartments, 40 Summit Court, Caldwell,
KYLA R. ISALY
Kyla R. Thornberry Isaly, 41, Beallsville, died July 8,
2010 at her home, after a five year battle with cancer. She was
born Feb. 18, 1969 in Barnesville, a daughter of Randy and Mary
Thornberry of Beallsville.
was a home care provider for several years, but her most
treasured job was being a mother and housewife. She was a
faithful member of the Jehovah's Witness Congregation of
addition to her parents, surviving are two grandmothers, Ruth
Thornberry of Beallsville, Frances Adams of Zanesville; her
loving and devoted husband of 23 years, Brian H. Isaly; a
daughter, Kaylan Isaly of Beallsville; a son, Trent Isaly of the
home; a granddaughter, Karly Showalter of Beallsville; a
brother, Travis (Christian) Thornberry; a sister, Erica (Eric)
Cramer, all of Beallsville; a nephew, Tyler Thornberry; two
nieces, Alexis Thornberry, Emery Cramer, both of Beallsville;
father-in-law, Harry E. Isaly; mother-in-law, Carole E. Isaly;
sister-in-law, Jody Isaly; two brothers-in-law, Kelvin Isaly and
Jamie Isaly, both of Beallsville.
was preceded in death by an uncle, Gregory Thorn-berry and two
grandfathers, Ransel “Guy” Adams and Hollis “Tume” Thornberry.
memorial service will be held July 24, at 2 p.m. at the Kingdom
Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses,
62700 Hendrysburg Rd., Barnesville.
Arrangements entrusted to CARE Funeral & Cremation Service,
Online condolences can be made at www.carechapel.com.
EULA B. ALLEN
Eula B. Allen, 84, Clarington, died June 30, 2010 in
Muskingum Valley Nursing and Rehab Center,
Beverly. She was
born Nov. 7, 1925 at
W.Va., a daughter of the late Ruby
and Ona Roberts Smith.
petite woman with a huge spirit, Eula was strong and
self-determined, loved equally as well by her family and all
those who knew her. With a dazzling smile and pale blue eyes,
she could talk to anyone she met, openly and honestly. She and
her husband had lived and reared their family near Clarington
Surviving are five children, R. Michael (Betsy) Parker of
Barnesville, Sharon (Ronald) Randolph of Naperville, Ill.,
Beverly (Eric) Zimmer of Marietta, Deborah (Charles) Myers of
Beallsville, Thomas Allen and partner, Earnest Rubio of Denver,
Co.; 12 grandchildren, Michele Velas, Nicole and Ian Randolph,
Dana, Adam and Nathan Kinzy, Taylor, Morgan, Jaclyn, Tucker and
Sophia Myers; nine great-grandchildren, Megan and Thaddeus Velas,
Jordan Randolph, Loralai, Montana, Austen, Jack and Ruby Kinzy
and Wendy Engelhardt; three brothers, Dale Smith, Franklin Smith
and Don Smith; two sisters, Bonnie Byrd and Freda White Cotton;
special friends, Terri Milosavljevic and Brent and Kim Tisher
whom she loved as her own children. Her spirit will be missed by
all her family and friends.
was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, Averill “AC”
Allen, on March 21, 2010; an infant son, Richard Aden Parker;
siblings, Glendle, Denzil, Aden, Beulah and Betty.
Friends were received July 2 until time of services at Harper
Funeral Home, Beallsville. Burial was on July 3 at the
Smith Family Cemetery
Online condolences may be offered at www.harperfh.net
ETHEL MARY DEVORE
Ethel Mary Poulton Devore, 92, died peacefully July 8,
2010 at Woodsfield Nursing and
Rehabilitation Center. She was born Dec. 9, 1917 at Low
childhood was spent growing up in the “Twin Houses” and helping
to run the Poulton Brothers General Store in Rinard Mills. She
graduated from Graysville High School, Class of 1936. She cherished
her faith and family above all else. She was a consummate
homemaker who particularly enjoyed cooking, baking and
Ethel was a member of the
Church, United Methodist
Women and sang in the church choir for more than 25 years. She
was Past Matron and a 50+ year member of the Woodsfield Chapter
#268 of the Order of the Eastern Star, and a longtime member of
Post 87, American Legion Auxiliary.
Surviving are her husband, Delven Devore, whom she married Dec.
25, 1941 (more than 68 years ago); three children Lynn of
Reston, Va., David (Judy) of Solon, Richard (Deborah) of
Hudson; and two grandchildren, Andrew Devore of
Santa Monica, Calif.,
and Rebecca Devore of
was preceded in death by her parents, Fred and Edna Pearl
Foraker Poulton; four brothers, Edgar, Ralph, Charles and an
Friends were received July 10 at Bauer-Turner Funeral Home,
Woodsfield and before funeral services July 11 at the Woodsfield United
Church, with Rev. David Hull-Fry
officiating, assisted by Rusty Atkinson.
Condolences may be expressed at: www.bauerturner.com
Richard Dunn, 87, Toledo,
formerly of Akron and Woodsfield, died June 25, 2010 at
Lake Park Comfort Care. He was born Aug. 20, 1922 in Ft. Wayne, Ind.,
a son of Cooper M. and Charlotte Gorz Dunn.
worked for 25 years in the trucking industry as a salesman. He
attended Miami University
and graduated with a Bachelor’s degree from Kent State University. Richard firmly believed that
Ford Has a Better Idea, he always drove a Ford automobile and
felt every one else should too. He was a former member of Joppa
Lodge; a 32nd Degree Mason and a member of Delta Chi Fraternity.
Surviving are a daughter, Stephany (Paul) Johnson of Toledo; a
son, Richard (Kathy) Dunn of Beaverton; five grandchildren,
Christine (Andy) Duvall, Andy (Mina) Johnson, Ryan, Logan and
Kelli Dunn; two great-grandchildren, Christina and Rachel
Johnson; and sister, Betty Ann Rennecker of Bradenton, Fla.
Funeral Home, Sylvania,
assisted the family with arrangements.
private memorial service was held by the family.
Memorial contributions may be sent in Richard’s memory to
hospice facility of choice or a charity of the donor.
Online condolences may be offered at: www.reebfuneralhome.com