740-472-0734 < P.O. Box 70, Woodsfield, OH  43793  < monroecountybeacon@sbcglobal.net

Below are links to portions of this week's news articles. For the full story, pick up a 
 paper at your local newsstand or send $1 with your name/address to P.O. Box 70, Woodsfield, OH  43793 and we will send you a paper.


<Headlines & Obituaries for the Week of July 20, 2006     < News Archives

< DeWine Visits Woodsfield

 Read more in the July 27 edition...
by Gwynn Clifford Staff Writer

     Fran DeWine, the wife of U.S. Senator Mike DeWine, visited with about a dozen local residents July 20 at the Hometown Restaurant in Woodsfield.
     Over iced tea and freshly made peach cobbler, the senator's wife listened to conversation about local and national issues.
     Becky Sims of Beck Energy shared that Monroe county leads the state with the highest number of oil and gas wells being drilled.

< Airport Fuel Stoppage Looms



 Read more in the July 27 edition...
by Gwynn Clifford Staff Writer


< Relay For Life Slated for July 21, 22 at County Fairgrounds

County Relay For Life, the major fundraiser for the
American Cancer Society, is set for July 21 and 22 at
the Monroe County Fairgrounds. This photo was taken at the 2005 Relay as the teams made their first laps carrying their banners. Notice the luminaries lining the path. The luminary service, honoring cancer survivors and remembering those whose lives were taken by cancer, will be held at dark.  Shown are members of the Dream Team: Sam Hammel, Tom Goddard, Kelly Starkey, Eva Starkey, Chuck Yonaley, Jane Yonaley and Tiffany Estel.           
2005 Photo by Martha Ackerman

Read more in the July 20 edition...
The American Cancer Society, the nation's leading
voluntary health organization, will hold its 6th
annual Relay for Life of Monroe County event at the
Monroe County Fairgrounds in Woodsfield, beginning on
Fri, July 21, at 5:30 p.m., and ending on Sat., July
22, at 11 a.m.
   "We have approximately 14 teams this year and we hope
to raise over $60,000," said event co-chair, Pat
McDougal. The monies raised from this event will go
toward the American Cancer Society's research,
education, advocacy and patient service programs.


< Obituaries
(read the full obituary in the paper) 

 Read more in the July 20 edition...
 < Roger Covert, Woodsfield
            (Oct. 18, 1948-July 19, 2006)

       < Pauline Graybill, Brewster,Ohio
            (formerly of New Martinsville, WV)
            (June 28, 1956-July 19, 2006)

       < Evelyn Grace Emigh, Sardis
            (Jan. 19, 1926-July 21, 2006)

       < Nellie B. Keylor, Caldwell
            (Feb. 10, 1914-July 22, 2006)

       < William Saffell, Jr., Beallsville
             (June 29, 1972-July 22, 2006)



Monroe County's Workforce Investment Agency, directed by Janet Henthorn, WIA coordinator and manager of Monroe County Works, was honored June 29 as Team of the Month, along with other staff members from the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services Local Operations District 3. From left are Holly Smith, Mary Wilhelm and LaVerne Shapley.


Read more in the July 20 edition...
< Around the Burnside