The Happy Heart Singers will be performing “on the square”
Thursday night as the festivities for the Woodsfield High/Monroe
Central High Alumni Reunion Weekend begins. The Happy Hearts
will be singing some old time favorites for your listening
pleasure. Be sure to bring your lawn chair.
Bringing back the songs of the 50’s and 60’s to help kick-off
the 2010 WHS/MCHS Alumni Weekend will be One-A-Chord. The had
the kids dancing and feet tapping as they took the audience for
a stroll down memory lane. The music begins at 7 p.m. “on the
Looking forward to a new ball field, which will be built on land
donated by Consol Energy are, from left, back: Carol Lollathin,
Bill Lollathin, Dan Lollathin, Bill Heslop, Dirk Glotfelty,
Jason Weiss; front are Brody Lollathin, Dylan Glotfelty and
Photos by Taylor Abbott
Consol Energy has donated land to Clarington, which will be used
to expand the cemetery and be the site of a new ball field. The
land transfers were officially signed last week. Shown, from
left, are Jan Dierkes, council woman; Dave Wright, Clarington
Cemetery Association; Tim McKeen, Wheeling
attorney; Kristina Hundertmark and Denny Strickland, Consol
Cemetery Expansion and New Baseball Field Coming
by Taylor Abbott
When all but 11 burial plots remained for sale at the
Cemetery, Mayor Lida Conn and others knew that something had to be
done. Many letters and phone calls later to Consol Energy,
Clarington is finally able to expand its cemetery.
On June 8, Consol Energy representative Denny Strickland met
with Conn and others to
officially sign the land transfers.
attorney, completed the necessary documents needed for the
“Once these papers are signed, Consol will take care of the fees
associated with this land transfer. Consol is pleased to sign
0.953 acres over to the Village of Clarington for further expansion of your
Dave Wright, Clarington Cemetery Association, signed the papers
on behalf of the association which officially transferred the
land over to the village. He thanked Consol for their generosity
and cooperation while completing the prolonged process.
“We kept after Consol. Whenever a burial would occur or a few
more lots would be sold, I’d call Consol and say, ‘We’re down to
14 plots,’ and so forth as we continued to sell them off,” said
Clearing of brush and some trees on the new property will begin
in the near future, according to
She said that the new section will be able to hold several
hundred additional plots that will be sold in the future.
“This gift eliminated a huge strain on our village. We had to do
something and Consol really came through for us,” said the
During that meeting, representatives of the Clarington Ball
Association (CBA) were on hand to sign documents transferring
land over to Clarington for the building of a new baseball
Consol and the Clarington Ball Association agreed upon the
transfer of 9.98 acres of land just north of the Hedgedale
section of Clarington.
Dan Lollathin, CBA president, signed the documents on behalf of
the village. Surrounding him were his son and parents Bill and
Carol Lollathin, along with several other youngsters and
supporters of the CBA.
The new baseball field will be near the site formerly occupied
in the 1950s by the Clarington River Rats baseball field. The
new field will be placed about a hundred yards north of the
former field’s site.
Clarington’s current baseball field is located along Stillhouse
Run and is prone to rapid flooding. Bill said that rain earlier
in the week caused the creek to rapidly rise, eventually coming
within a mere foot of their concession stand.
Bill’s wife Carol said that she has been waiting for this for a
“I’ve dreamed about this day for many years. Dan, Bill, and
others have worked very hard to make this dream come true. We
have to do it for the kids, They need this and I am so happy it
has finally become a reality.”
Work on the new fields is set to begin immediately with land
excavation and leveling to be completed first. Recessed dugouts
and eventual lighting will come in time according to Dan.
The new field will be placed in a park-like area surrounded by
woodlands. Shade trees and a beautiful location will make this a
very appealing and attractive place in Clarington.
Currently, the CBA has four baseball teams. A new field will
accommodate the growing little league’s needs.
Dan and other parents reported that the current field rests on
piece of ground that is hard and full of rocks. Many of the
young players have gotten their legs torn and cut up from the
terrain according to Dan.
“I can’t thank Consol enough for their generosity and support.
This new field would not have been possible without them,” said
Library Relocating; Accepts Book Donation
by Taylor Abbott
The Dally Library will be relocating to a new facility on Mound Street in Sardis. The move comes after being housed in
the historic Dally Home since 2003. The home is currently owned
by Donna Dally Day.
The United Steelworkers donated their
union hall location to the library for expansion. Work is being
completed on the interior of the building in preparation of the
move, which is set for late July.
Buckeye Builders, along with some volunteers, are painting and
doing several upgrades to the facility including making it
The move will not only allow the current collection to expand
but also be centrally located within
Sardis. The new facility is now owned by
the Riverfront Library Association.
The Dally Library Summer Reading program will begin June 30.
This will be the last time the program will be held at the
current site. The program will be held every Wednesday in July.
Parents of interested children should contact the library at
Four children’s books were donated to Dally Memorial Library
June 8. The donation was made on behalf of the Monroe County
Terri Reynolds, former teacher, presented the books, including
an award winning book, to Tammy Ellis, library director.
The book, “Mini Milk Maids on the Moove” was selected as the
winner of the 2010 Ohio Farm Bureau Federation Children’s
Given annually by the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation board of
trustees, the award recognizes the author of a children’s book
that the organization considers to be an especially important
contribution to American literature.
Written by five-year-old twin sisters Rianna and Sheridan Chaney
and edited by their mother Rebecca Long Chaney, the book
highlights the twins’ personal experiences in the dairy industry
including time with their grandfather, a retired dairy farmer.
Geared toward preschool and elementary-aged children, the book
includes a glossary of recipes for butter in a jar, ice cream in
a bag, fun dairy facts and links to educational and fun dairy
The book will be available to borrow from Dally Memorial Library
Around the Burnside
For a daily uplift, look in a mirror and say, “God doesn’t make
You know your getting old when your age surpasses your height in
Technology, what is it? I’m not sure I even heard the word when
I was growing up. I don’t know how I got through math classes
without the help of a calculator. I guess maybe I had to learn
the times tables. Remember how we had to stand and recite the
times tables without the aid of a calculator or fingers? Even at
that I had to take the dummy math course when I started at OSU.
It didn’t take long for them to come back to mind.
Are you or can you become addicted to today's technology? The University of Maryland
thinks so. They asked a number of students to give up their
iPods, lap tops and the like for 24 hours. A number of them
admitted they felt some anxiety and depression.
With some teenagers sending 50 or more text messages everyday,
you know they would miss it if taken away. At least they would
have strong, quick thumbs.
It sounds as though our new schools will be full of the latest
learning technology. I hope it works. I’m sure glad I retired
before all this technology was born. Even wide spread use of a
computer. I recall a student painting a tractor on the last day
of school. Our class went on during the summer.
I’m not sure if this will get in the paper this week as it is
past the Friday deadline. I don’t miss many.
I made an appointment late in the week, I tend to put things
off, and believe me it was an experience. I knew I had what they
call a cataract and after I had been looking through that eye
for over 85 years it started to cloud up.
I decided it was time to consult a doctor who knew something
about eyes. My appointment was for 12 o’clock noon. Those going
with me thought it would take an hour or so and we would go sit
down to a nice lunch, dinner, whatever you call it.
We arrived about 15 minutes ahead of time. That was when time
was forgotten and technology took over. I first was taken after
45 minutes to a room where it sat with my chin resting on these
different machines looking with each eye, one at a time. I’m not
sure what for but it was necessary as everyone stopped there.
I got all excited when the gal called a couple of the other
girls over asking, “Want to see something cool?” They looked and
said, “That’s cool.” They were looking at my good eye. I found
out later it was where I had a cataract removed sometime during
the late ’80s. Esther and David then had to look. They said,
“Cool”. It was done a lot differently those days. I had to wear
a metal patch for over three days.
From the little room I was led to another room where a young
lady put me through the eye works, if you know what I mean. The
last thing caused them to dilate (get larger). I was then taken
to a special waiting room until the drops worked. After time I
was called and moved to a room to wait on the doctor.
After a time, actually by this time the time didn’t mean much
except I was getting a tink hungry. The doctor completed his
exam saying little things, I have no idea what, and his helper
was writing it all down. When he finished he rattled off and
tried to explain three things that might be wrong with my eye
and would not operate until a retina specialist had a look.
We were lucky; an appointment was made and off we went to the
specialist. About the same thing happened there except he took a
lot of pictures, more technology. Didn’t work because the
cataract blocked the view. The operation was needed to find out
what was wrong. By this time we were really hungry. Around
sometime after 5 p.m. we were at a place called something like
Apples eating. We missed supper.
On Friday we went back to the first doctor and things went a bit
better. After two hours we were on our way with a folder with
directions of what to do for the surgery on the 24th.
We decided to stop at Ryan’s for an all you can eat senior $4.99
meal. It was around noon and we dug in. Know what? We missed
supper again tonight. This concludes my weak excuse for missing
I made it back. I had to stop and mow our lawn as the man said
to expect rain and I wanted to give our lawn a chance to grow. I
also shot a cat. OK, with a needle.
Grandchildren certainly brighten up a home. They never turn off
Summer is no excuse for missing church.
RONALD DEAN DAVIES
Ronald Dean Davies, 72, Antioch,
died June 8, 2010 at the Veterans
Pittsburgh, Pa. He was born Jan. 12, 1938 in Cadiz, a son of Dorothy Patterson Davies Rhodes Stewart of
Antioch and the
late David C. Davies.
He was a retired U.S. Navy veteran and a member of St. Paul’s Church, Trail Run.
Surviving, in addition to his mother, are a sister, Janice
(John) Pollock of Centerville, and a nephew, Patrick Pollock.
In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his
brother, David Lee Davies.
Memorial Service will be held June 26, at 2 p.m., at St. Paul’s Church, Trail Run, with Rev. Albert
Bingenheimer officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Arrangements by Bauer-Turner Funeral Home, Woodsfield.
Condolences may be expressed at
JACK E. WINLAND
Jack E. Winland, 79, Monroe County Care Center, Woodsfield, formerly of Lewisville, died June 10, 2010 at the center.
He was born Oct. 30, 1930 in
Lewisville, a son of the late Bearl E.
and Rosa Bell Feiber Winland.
He was a retired postal clerk and real estate agent in
Akron, a U.S. Air Force veteran of the Korean War and
was a member of the Lewisville United
Surviving are a sister, Darlene Carpenter,
Lewisville; several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two
sisters, Eva Jean McKelvey and Martha Kiser.
There was no visitation. Burial was at the convenience of the
family in Friendship Cemetery,
Arrangements by Watters Funeral Home, Woodsfield.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.wattersfuneralhome.com
Charles W. Martin, 91, 606 Lewisville Rd, Woodsfield, died June
11, 2010 at Woodsfield Nursing and
Center, Woodsfield. He was
born Oct. 26, 1918 near Graysville, a son of the late C. Edward
and Lela Whitacre Martin.
He was a retired employee of Consolidated Natural Gas (River
Division), a member of the Woodsfield Church of Christ; a U.S.
Air Force veteran of WWII serving with the 311th squadron, 58th
Fighter group 5th Air Force in the South Pacific. He was also a
member of the 58th Fighter Association.
Surviving are his wife, Ruby Luburgh Martin; two daughters, Kay
Lynn (Frank) Davis of Belpre, Barbara (James Eric) Shaw of
Jacksonville, N.C.; two sons, David (Jeannie) Martin of Myrtle
Beach, S.C., Don (Liz) Martin of New Martinsville; 11
grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren and several nieces and
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son,
James Wilbert Martin; three sisters, Schammie Johnson, Elizabeth
Lindamood, Nina Beardmore; a great-granddaughter, Lana Elisa
Martin; and a great-grandson, Nathan Michael Norman.
Friends were received June 13 and 14 at Watters Funeral Home,
Woodsfield, where funeral services were held June 15, with Sam
Bartrug and Charles Schulteisz officiating.
Burial followed in
Cemetery, Woodsfield, with
Memorial contributions may be made to the Woodsfield Church of
Christ, 860 Lewisville Rd., Woodsfield, OH 43793.
Online condolences may be made at www.wattersfuneralhome.com
Clarence J. “Smitty” Smith
Clarence J. “Smitty” Smith, 87,
33196 Main St., Lewisville,
died June 13, 2010 at Select Specialty Hospital
He was born Dec. 31, 1922 at
Lewisville, a son of the late Henry and
Belle Winland Smith.
He was a retired heavy equipment mechanic and operator; a member
of the Salem Hall United Methodist
Church, New Matamoras; a former member
and fire chief of the Lewisville VFD; founding member of the
Mountaineer C.B. Radio Club; a former Lewisville Village Council
member and a 50 year member of the Ohio Operating Engineers
Local 18, Akron.
Surviving are four daughters, Theresa (Dennis) Yost of Savannah,
Ga., Marjorie (Mike) Yoss of Woodsfield, Susan (Mike) Jones of
Beallsville, Joyce (Tom) Polatty of Pittsburgh, Pa.; a son, Jim
(Rita) Smith of Columbus; a sister, Grace Christman of Bucyrus;
his companion, Jessie Haught of New Matamoras; five
grandchildren; one great-grandson; and several nieces and
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his
wife, Evelyn Roberts Smith on Jan. 4, 1998; a brother, George
“Pete” Smith and an infant sister, Wilameena Smith.
Friends will be received June 17, from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at
Watters Funeral Home, Woodsfield, where services will be held at
8 p.m., with Max Winland officiating. Burial will follow at the
convenience of the family in Friendship Cemetery,
Arrangements by Watters Funeral Home, Woodsfield.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.wattersfuneralhome.com