Stefka Pleads Not Guilty
Woodsfield resident Jerry Stefka leaves the Common Pleas
Courtroom following his Oct. 1 arraignment, He is charged with
39 counts of rape.
A Woodsfield man entered a plea of not guilty to rape at his
Oct. 1 arraignment.
Jerry Stefka, 50,
415 High Street, is charged with 39
counts of rape which cover 27 separate acts. His bond was set at
$750,000 cash or surety. According to Common Pleas Judge Julie
Selmon, bond was set at $750,00 due to the level of severity.
She noted there are other complaints by three other children
Of the 39 counts of rape, Stefka is charged with four counts of
rape with specifications, felonies of the first degree; 22
additional counts of rape, felonies of the first degree, and 13
counts of gross sexual imposition, felonies of the third degree.
Of the 26 counts of rape, four carry specifications because the
alleged victim was under 10 years of age. Of the other ten
charges there is an account of alleged force or threat of force.
Judge Selmon explained to Stefka that if he is found guilty of
any one of the charges with specifications, he faces a potential
prison term of life without parole, a fine of up to $25,000 on
each count, mandatory DNA testing and would be deemed a tier 3
sexually oriented offender.
If he is found guilty of rape with or without force, the
potential prison term is 25 years to life, up to $20,000 fine
and would be deemed at tier 3 sexually oriented offender for
On each of the 13 counts of gross sexual imposition, if found
guilty, he would face one to five years on each count, a fine of
up to $10,000 on each count and would submit to DNA tests. He
would be deemed a tier 2 sexually oriented offender, which
carries a mandatory post release term of five years.
Stefka was found to be indigent based on forms completed for the
Court. Judge Selmon appointed Attorney Mark Morrison to help
with Stefka’s defense.
Budgets and Hours Being Cut
Commissioners and Jeanette Harter, who oversees the county
budget, spoke to department heads last week about the individual
budgets. Here, Harter, Commissioners Tim Price and Carl Davis
talk to Sheriff Chuck Black.
Photo by Myrtle Smith
by Myrtle Smith
Budget cuts totaling $60,000 are slated for
County departments with a
recommendation being made for county offices also to reduce
Letters dated Oct. 1 were sent by county commissioners to all
department heads listing the reductions discussed in meetings
The possible deficit expected this year isn’t the only financial
problem being faced. A projected deficit for next year is
Concern among the department heads caused some heated
discussions at the regular Sept. 28 meeting. A review of budgets
was the agenda topic and commissioners visited several
departments. Also attending the meetings was Jeanette Harter,
who handles the county budget.
The county’s budget is in trouble and to reduce costs, many
departments are asked to reduce to a 32-hour week.
Pandora Neuhart asked commissioners if the judges are going to
be included in the cuts. “Their employees are no more important
than our employees; they should share in the cut and you should
take them to task.They need to pay, too,” she said.
Neuhart asked what departments would be be taking cuts, and
asked if commissioners had talked to the judges to see if they
would have money left over at the end of the year. Commission
President John Pyles said departments affected are the auditor,
treasurer, recorder, clerk of courts, prosecutor, sheriff, jail,
buildings and grounds, probate, juvenile, and common pleas
courts and county commissioners.
Effective Oct. 16, the office of county commissioners will be
reduced to 32 hours.
Officials pointed out that a possible deficit in the general
fund is projected by Dec. 31. In their letter to department
heads, commissioners noted that they moved on Sept.. 30 to
impose additional cuts and appropriation reductions will be
Budget cuts outlined in the letter include: commissioners,
$4,686.24; sheriff, $22,100.78; auditor, $3,004.77; common pleas
court, $3,396.80; buildings and grounds, $5,284.56; recorder,
$2,433.77; treasurer, $3,004.77; jail, $2,523.74; clerk of
courts, $2,373.85; juvenile court, $2,089.22; probate court,
$1,489.70; prosecutor, $4,858.38; county court, $2,502.05; jury
commission, $130.55; and personal property, $120.82
During the Sept. 28 meeting, commissioners voiced concern that
the judges may court order their budgets.
Clerk of Courts Beth Rose noted, “The Supreme Court says courts
have to be open five days a week and be accessible to all
people. I have two people so I would have to schedule them so
the office could be open five days.”
There was discussion on what else could be done, and Harter
said, “We wouldn’t be in the situation we’re in now if we had
done something sooner. There is not enough time to do it now.
It’s hard asking people to take cuts, especially with the
holiday season upon us, but we can’t put it off. It would get us
so far in the hole ... we can’t run in the red.” She addressed
commissioners saying, “That’s your job, to make sure we don’t.”
Davis agreed, “It’s our responsibility to make
On another issue, Pyles reported that the CIC made an agreement
with school contractors for a two-year lease with a possible
extension of six months on the CIC offices. The contractors will
lease the office for $750 a month plus utilities.They do not
plan to lease the office equipment.
Ruth Workman, CIC secretary, will work from the chamber of
commerce office. The CIC phone number has not changed.
Workman serves as secretary for both the CIC and county chamber of commerce.
Harter submitted for approval an application for GMN for the
Safety Net Dental Plan.
She reported that she received a letter from the state saying
the amount of administrative costs for child welfare used out of
the TANF (Temporary Assistance to Needy Families) money will be
limited to 15 percent. This will be a financial hit to the
county since most of the TANF money is being used for child
welfare administrative costs. This became effective Oct. 1, the
start of the fiscal year. Harter said she is waiting for more
information and will keep the board posted.
An executive session was held with Harter for personnel with
regard to compensation.
Harter also submitted a letter for approval to be mailed out
about the Secret Santa program which will be handled this year
According to the letter, applications would be on Nov 20, 23,
and 24 and will be available at the
Center. Pandora Neuhart
and other caring citizens run this program to help the needy
children of Monroe
Les Kuzior and Mike Parden were present and asked commissioners
once again for permission to put up a line fence on the easement
on Section 27 in Bethel. Kuzior and Parden
said they talked to J.D. Wiley in the engineer’s office who told
them it was no longer a township road.. Wiley referred them to
the commissioners. Pyles said that he had not received a
petition regarding removal of the township road, and believed it
to be a typographical error. Pyles directed engineer’s office to
check road mileage records from 2000 forward to see why and when
the township road was taken off the records.
Mr. River and
Miss River 2009
Troy Haslam, son of Terry and Paula Haslam of Clarington, was
named Mr. River 2009 at halftime festivities during the River
vs. Caldwell football game Oct. 2. Desi Hinkle of
of Franklin Hinkle and Cheryl Volin, was chosen Miss River 2009.
Photo by Sheila McKee
Eastern Ave. Residents can Expect Water Interruptions
by Arlean Selvy
A waterline project on
Eastern Avenue, Woodsfield, is
expected to be completed by the end of October. In the meantime,
residents living in the areas where work is underway can expect
to see interruptions in water service. According to Village
Administrator Jeff Woodell, there have been more interruptions
than expected. “Every time we dig something up in this town, we
find something we didn’t know we had,” said Woodell. He noted
three waterline ruptures in one day because the line wasn’t
where it was expected to be.
According to Woodell the crew working on the waterline is
currently in an area where, as far as they go each day, they
will install a water stop and then energize the new lines to the
Anyone on Eastern
who sees work being done in front of their house can expect to
be without water for about an hour beginning about 3 or 4
o’clock. During this time, they are being connected to the new
line, according to Woodell.
The administrator said it may be only five or six houses at a
time, on both sides of the street. Any line they find that is
not copper, the street department will come back later and
The new eight-inch main trunk line started at the end of Olin Drive and is moving westward to Paul Street at the
Bauer-Turner Furniture store.
Woodell reported that Terry Comstock, water superintendent, is
making a map as the new lines are being installed. “Each
unforeseen event is being recorded on paper and pictures are
being taken,” he said..
Concerning another water line, Woodell reported the waterline
from Rubel Lake
is completed with the exception of final seeding.
Woodell also reported that the $250,000 ARC grant for the
project has came in and the village has submitted a request to
draw down the money.
Councilman Bill Moore, reporting for council’s parking committee
said the committee is developing a plan for long-term parking at
the village parking lot.
said he watched the traffic conditions at
United Church of Christ during food distribution. He said the
recent safety complaint brought to council was well taken. Moore said that in his opinion, permission by
a former council to allow parking on South Main St. at the church during
distribution should be reversed.
On a motion by Council-woman Pauline Delbrugge, the second
reading of the cat ordinance was passed on a 6-0 vote.
Councilwoman Carol Hehr moved to accept the low bid submitted by
Fetzer’s Carpet, Woodsfield, to install carpet in council
chambers. The cost is $2,421.68. According to discussion, a
price will be sought to run the carpet through the hallway from
council chambers to the entrance area at the front door.
Mayor Bill Bolon was authorized to set the date and time of the
next council meeting due to a possible conflict. If it is not
held on Oct 19, it will be held the 20th beginning at 5:30 p.m.
Kites rise only against the wind; adversity enables souls to
After all is said and done, the wife has said it and the husband
has done it.
I’m sorry. I did not buy a small Big Ben alarm clock. It was a
Baby Ben alarm clock that gains five minutes every 24 hours.
Once again, just when you think you’ve seen it all, something
new comes along. Esther found some mouse scat around and decided
we needed a mouse trap. She purchased a couple of traps that do
not require a bait of cheese to trap the mouse. The trigger is a
rather large yellow plastic pad that even has small holes in it.
I guess it is to make the mouse think it is a hunk of swiss
cheese. Any mouse that gets caught in this trap must really be
hungry. I’ll let you know if they work. It’s hard to think a
little mouse is that stupid.
Some weekend. A lot of things to do but the weatherman did not
cooperate. The Soakem Festival almost lived up to the soakem
name. Not from high price whiskey but some rain on Saturday. I
didn’t make it on Saturday as great-grandson Cooper was a year
old and I got to watch him tear open his presents. I think he
likes to tear paper. He is also good at working on a birthday
I always have enjoyed the Soakem Festival over the years. I used
to attend both the Soakem and Pumpkin, however, the last several
years only the Soakem.
From the displays, old time gospel songs, the excellent
storytellers to a bowl of bean soup from the big iron kettle,
all remind me of things I loved growing up. However, the little
building out back is a bit more modern. At least they stood out
by themselves so they are not too tough to find. I don’t know;
there might be another way to locate the little building out
Hey, I caught one stupid little mouse without any bait. How
about that? Maybe more.
Have you noticed the beautiful golden fields this year? Filled
with golden rod. I think this seemed to be a good year for
golden rod and pumpkins. I think a record for both. Everywhere I
go I see pumpkins and golden rod. I guess some folks do not
enjoy golden rod as it causes allergies. I read somewhere that
those of us who grew up on a farm and worked with animals did
not have allergies as badly as others. I guess I’m lucky since
about the only allergy I have is work.
Kind of seems as though winter is trying to move in early this
year. The last of September and we turned our furnace on
already. A lot of things going on these later weekends and the
weather hasn’t been the most cooperative as of late. I hope it’s
a bit better for the Walnut Festival. I understand they are
having a chili cook-off this year. I know one person who would
never be a judge at this kind of an event. I wonder if hot has
anything to do with how good chili really is?
Oh well, we can do very little about the weather except talk. We
do plenty of that! I guess, weather is not the only thing we
can’t do anything about.
I read in the paper where the FFA Chapter at Union Local
High School is celebrating
their 50th year anniversary. It doesn’t seem possible but our
Swiss Hills chapter could be celebrating 33 years of existence
if it had remained active.
Looking forward to quite a few things the next few days of this
week. Chicken barbeque at Swiss Hills on Thursday, Shenandoah
FFA hog roast on Friday and finally a benefit for a friend on
Saturday at Shenandoah. I should get plenty to eat. I don’t know
if I can make it to
after church Sunday or not. I might be safe as I have a doctor’s
appointment on Monday.
The chicken was good and it was good to visit again although
after all these years it almost seems as this is a visit to a
new school. Many of the staff have changed since I retired. I
did walk around a little while but my old stomping grounds, Farm
Management lab and classroom, were locked up tight. Maybe I left
too soon. Who knows?
I hope with all the excitement of the new buildings getting
underway we do not forget about the vocational school, now
called a career center. I could never understand why the big
thinkers changed the name. Isn’t your vocation the same as your
career? Name changes nothing. More later.
Did you know the famous Alpine Burger is almost 33 years old?
This burger was developed when the Swiss Hills Alpine Room was
operational that first year. What a year!
While I was eating chicken I was given a new menu for the Alpine
Room developed by the students.
They have a special every day at a decent price. The sandwich
list is also very reasonable and one you find at just about any
restaurant, as well as other good food.
In case you didn’t know it the Alpine Room is operated by the
Restaurant Management Class at Swiss Hills.
They do an excellent job and can even bake you a cake for a
special event. Their special meal during the holidays is a
Treat yourself every so often from 11:07 to 12:30 at the Alpine
Room. You can call 472-0722, Ext. 14 to find out the special of
the day in case you’re interested in the Alpine Burger.
If you saw yourself as others see you, you wouldn’t believe it.
Don’t forget church Sunday.
Millers Host Blonde d’Aquitaine Association’s Annual Meeting
Blonde cattle producers from all over the country will attend
the American Blonde d’Aquitaine Association’s annual meeting set
for Oct. 10 in Monroe
Aaron and Charlene Miller and Brad and Jane Miller will host
the event, which begins with a business meeting on Saturday at 9
a.m. at Grace’s Banquet Hall in Clarington.
Featured speakers will be Marty Clark of Washington County
Career Center, Mari-etta, speaking on Farm Analysis and Betsy
Andersen, regional director, Ohio Farm Bureau, speaking on Issue
Following the meeting, a noon luncheon will be served at the
Clarington Masonic Hall by ladies of the Eastern Star. The menu
includes baked Blonde round steak. Reserva-tions are required.
The afternoon will be spent touring three farms where
purebred and fullblood Blonde cattle will be featured. At the
conclusion of the tour, light refreshments will be served at the
Mellott Ridge farm of Aaron and Charlene Miller.
Any cattle producer interested in attending the affair should
contact either Aaron Miller at 740-458-1791 or Brad Miller at
“Junior” Hubbard, Jr. 79, Woodsfield, died Oct. 2, 2009 at
Center. He was born Jan.
22, 1930 in Beech Bottom, W.Va.,
a son of the late
“Red” Hubbard and Bea McFarland Hubbard.
He moved to Monroe County after retiring from the U.S.
Military in 1978 with 27 years of service. He served on the Ohio
HIlls Health Services Board in the 1990s. He was also a member
of the VFW and the USS Columbus Alumni Association.
Surviving are two sons, Larry G.. (Sally) Hubbard of Culloden,
W.Va., Jim (Shelly) Hubbard of Alexandra; two daughters, Barbara
A. Hubbard Cunningham and special friend Don of Romney, W.Va.,
Sarah M. (Gary) Baldwin of Lancaster, Pa.; and four
grandchildren, Leah, Ryan, Holly and Lauren.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his
wife, Lilo Hubbard in 2007; and three sisters, Peggy A. Cross,
Irene Beaver and Gertrude Zink.
Friends were received Oct. 5 at Bauer-Turner Funeral Home,
Woodsfield. Private services were also held Oct. 5 with Pastor
Anthony McSwords officiating. Burial will be at the convenience
of the family.
Condolences may be expressed at:www.bauerturner..com
RICHARD P. BELLEFEUILLE
Richard P. Bellefeuille, 57, Woodsfield, died Sept. 26,
2009 at WVU
Morgantown, W.Va. He was born April 5, 1952 in Albany, New York,
a son of the late Paul Eugene Bellefeuille and Alberta Louise
Surviving are his wife, Cynthia Ann Lee Bellefeuille of
Woodsfield; four daughters, Angela (Jason) Miller of Clarington,
Tabitha (Joshua) Carpenter, Woodsfield, Monique (Donnie
Daugherty) Bellefeuille of Clarington, Kimberley Evans of St.
Petersburg, Fla.; two sons, Jodi (Boz) Bellefeuille of
Renesslaer, NY, Jamie Bellefeuille of
NY; two brothers; two sisters; 11
grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a
daughter and a brother.
Friends were received until time of service Sept. 29 at
Bauer-Turner Funeral Home, Woodsfield, with Minister Brent Roth
officiating. Burial was at the convenience of the family.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.bauerturner.com.
Hazel M. Petty, 67, 45342 SR 800, Woodsfield, died Oct.
2, 2009 at Ohio Valley
Center, Wheeling. She was born Aug.
23, 1942 near Woodsfield, a daughter of the late Roy and Dorothy
She was a homemaker and a former co-owner of the Ashland Fuel
Distribution/Woodsfield Bottle Gas, Woodsfield; a lifetime
member of the St. Paul’s United Church
of Christ, Woodsfield; member of the Order of Easter Star #268
Woodsfield. She enjoyed bird watching, reading, cooking, flower
gardening and her cats, Ralph, Tommy, Tiny but most importantly
Surviving are her husband, Raymond E. Petty, whom she married
Nov. 27, 1960; two daughters, Kimberly (Carl F.) Whitacre of
Graysville, Krista (Michael) Mann of Springfield, Va..; three
brothers, Charles (Rosalie) Christman of Woodsfield, Paul R.
(Lucille) Christman of Woodsfield, Mark (Kelly) Christman of
Woodsfield; two sisters, Betty (David) Young of Loudonville,
Mary (Kerry) Hartline of Cameron; three grandchildren, Carl
Edward Whitacre, Caleb Michael Mann, Addison Leigh Mann; one
great-grandson, Tyler Edward Whitacre; several nieces and
nephews and special kittens, Ralph, Tommy and Tiny.
Friends were received Oct.. 4 at Watters Funeral Home,
Woodsfield, where funeral services were held Oct. 5, with Rev.
Frank Lehosky officiating. Burial followed in
Oaklawn Cemetery, Woodsfield.
Eastern Star services were held Oct. 4 at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to
St. Paul’s Caring Ministry,
303 South Main St., Woodsfield, OH 43793
or to the Monroe County Humane Society, Stonehouse Rd., Woodsfield,
Online condolences may be expressed at
BEVERLY M. MARMIE
Beverly M. Marmie, 69, Barnesville, died Oct. 4, 2009,
at her home after a long battle with cancer. She was born Oct.
20, 1939, on Jackson
Ridge, Monroe County,
a daughter of the late Charles Huffman and Ruth Norris Huffman.
She was a homemaker, a member of the
Church, and the Barnesville Senior
Surviving are her husband of 51 years, Robert H. Marmie; a son,
Robert (Monty) Marmie of Somerton; two daughters, Letitia
(Steven) Temple of Barnesville, Rae Jean (Daniel) Nameth of
Wolfhurst; six grandchildren, Brandon (Stacy), Tabitha (Justin),
Tiffany, Shawnee, Shane, Danielle; five great-grandchildren,
Jadyn, Katy, Dillon, Ajay, Ethan; a sister, Velma (Bill) Guess
of Columbus; two brothers, Wayne (Karen) Huffman, Ronald (Billie
Jean) Huffman, all of Woodsfield; and several nieces and
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by an
infant daughter Kimberly Marmie.
Friends will be received 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Oct. 7 at Kelly-Kemp-Braido
Funeral Home, Barnesville, where services will be held Oct. 8,
at 11 a.m., with burial in Crestview Cemetery, Barnesville.
Memorial contributions may be made to the 3Cs Cancer Support
Group, or the charity of the donor’s choice.
LAVONA A. WEBER
Lavona Anne “Bonnie” Weber, 77,
216 Eastern Ave., Woodsfield, passed
away Saturday morning, Oct. 3, 2009 at Woodsfield Nursing and Rehabilitation Center,
Woodsfield. She was born Oct. 18, 1931 in
Barberton, a daughter of the late Harry
(in 1969) and Hazel Hill Dye (in 1988).
She was a 1949 graduate of
High School. She was
former librarian at the
Elementary School and a
retired clerk for the former City Loan & Savings Company,
Woodsfield. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church,
Woodsfield; a member of the Garden Club and also served as
president of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary Post 5109 Woodsfield. In
recent years, she did volunteer work including the local food
bank, women’s center, and elementary school. She was also a
Sunday School teacher. Her hobbies were gardening, reading,
traveling, doing crossword puzzles and spending time with her
Surviving are a daughter, Anne Wade of Circleville; two sons,
Alan (Wendie Wertz) Berry of Massillon, Gene (Carolee Rafn)
Berry of Roanoke, Va.; seven grandchildren, Kate Wade (Jeremy)
Addy of Burien, Wash., John Wade of Columbus, Allison Berry and
Ashley Berry, both of Canal Fulton, Melissa Berry of
Charlottesville, Va., Stephen Berry of Winston-Salem, N.C., Eric
Berry of Roanoke, Va.; a great-grandson, Preston Addy of Burien,
Wash.; a sister, Dorothy (Edward) Pavkov of Norton; aunt Marie
Dye Hensel of Doylestown; husband, Urban W. “Midge” Weber of
Woodsfield; two step-sons, Bill (Donna Dillon) Weber of
Jerusalem, Ed Weber of Woodsfield; two step-grandchildren,
Jennifer Weber (Jeff) Wise of Barnesville, Carly Weber (Jeremy)
Evans of Galena; four step-great-grandchildren, Ethan and Brody
Wise, both of Barnesville, J.J. and Carson Evans, both of
Galena; and two nieces and a nephew.
There will be no calling hours or graveside service. There will
be a Celebration of Life service on Oct. 8, at 11 a.m. at the
First Presbyterian Church, Woodsfield, with Rev. Susan Lehosky
officiating, followed immediately by a reception at the church.
Private inurnment will be at Ring
Arrangements by Watters Funeral Home, Woodsfield.
LORETTA V. MARTY
Loretta V. Marty, 88,
Lakes, died Sept. 29, 2009
at Hospice House. She was born June 29, 1921 in Sardis, the daughter of Felix and Cristina (Ludy)
She was an Ashland County resident for over 20 years. While
in Ashland County she was a homemaker. She was a
member of the Ashland Homemakers and was an avid card player and
Surviving are two sisters-in-law, Margie Schindler of Hannibal, Patricia Marty of Woodsfield; and
lots of nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Lawrence Marty in
1998; three brothers, Lester, Carl and Clarence Schindler; and
two sisters, Alberta Tisher and Irene Schindler.
Friends were received until time of service Oct. 1 at Heyl
Funeral Home, Ashland, with Chaplin
Jerry Gess officiating. Burial followed at Ashland County
Online condolences at www.heylfuneralhome.com.
Kathy A. Couture, 60, Woodsfield, died Oct. 1, 2009 at Barnesville Hospital.
She was born July 23, 1949 in
Zanesville, a daughter of the late
William and June McClellan.
Known to all as Katy, she was a loving and devoted wife, mother
and grandmother. She was also a very devoted and active member
of St. Sylvester Catholic Church of Woodsfield.
Surviving are her husband of 30 years, Edmund Couture of
Woodsfield; a daughter, Stephanie (Albert) Novena of Lancaster;
two sons, Steven (Anne) Kirkland of Cleveland, Bryan (Suzy)
Kirkland of Chicago, Illinois; a sister, Stephanie Fuller of
Duncan Falls; four grandchildren, Ethan and Haley Novena, Ellie
and Lucy Kirkland and a grandson on the way; niece, Jessica
Fuller and nephew, Mitchell Fuller.
Friends were received Oct. 4 at Bauer-Turner Funeral Home,
Woodsfield. Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Oct. 5 at
St. Sylvester Catholic Church, Woodsfield, with Rev. Fr. David
Gaydosik officiating. Burial in the church cemetery. Vigil
services were held Oct. 4 at the funeral home.
Online condolences may be expressed at:
JANICE J. KUZIO
Janice J. Kuzio, 61, Barnesville, died Oct. 5, 2009 at
Heartland Nursing Home, Bridgeport. She was born
Sept. 9, 1948 in
Massillon, a daughter of Kathleen Conley
Church of Bethesda, and the late Austin T. (Dick) Church.
She was a graduate of Ohio University, a retired teacher from the Switzerland of
Ohio Schools after 30 years of service, a member of the Hunter
Christian Church, and a volunteer with the
Surviving, in addition to her mother, are a sister, Louise
Grimwood of Bethesda; a brother,
a niece and three nephews; a great-niece and two great-nephews.
In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by her
husband Jeffrey Kuzio.
Friends are welcome to a graveside service Oct. 9, at 11 a.m. at
Arrangements by Kelly-Kemp-Braido Funeral Home,
322 North Main St.., Bethesda.
Alma May Haslam, 92, Clarington, died Oct. 5, 2009.
Friends will be received 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Oct. 7 at Grisell
Funeral Home, Clarington, where funeral services will be held
Oct.. 8, at 11 a.m., with Rev. Richard Wilson officiating.
Letter to county residents:
On Nov. 3 we will be voting for the
replacement levies for OSU Extension and the Monroe County Soil
& Water Conservation District. We would like to share some facts
with you about these levies.
* This is not a new levy. It is a replacement
levy to continue funding for OSU Extension and Monroe County
Soil & Water.
* You, the voters, have supported these
levies since 2000.
* These services provide research based
information and programs that meet the needs of this county..
* For every $1 you pay in taxes, these
agencies bring $8.50 into the county. That’s a lot of “bang for
* OSU Extension provides services and
education that empowers youth and adults through 4-H Youth
Development, Agriculture & Natural Resources, Family & Consumer
Sciences, Community Development, and Family Nutrition Program..
* Monroe Soil & Water Conservation District
provides services and education in Wildlife Management, Forest
Management, and classroom presentations.
For more information visit
www.monroeserviceslevies.org or call OSU Extension 472-0810 or
MSWCD 472-0833. The staff will be happy to assist you. Please
vote for the OSU Extension & Monroe County Soil & Water
Conservation District replacement levies.
John and Bess Lusk