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& Obituaries for Nov. 2, 2006
Buckeye Hills Hires New Grants Writer
A grants writer has been
hired by Buckeye
Hills-Hocking Valley Regional Development District.
Brent Smith, a Noble County resident and former
employee of Buckeye Hills, was hired to seek grants
for Monroe County as a part of the Economic
Development program recently contracted by Buckeye
Boyer Simcox, executive director of the development
district, and Misty Casto, assistant executive
director/development director for the district, said
the contract had been signed.
Smith will initially be at the Black Walnut Center in Monroe County
Commerce Park intermittently. Later, he
will be there on a full-time basis.
According to Buckeye Hills officials, the position
for economic developer is being re-advertised on a
wider scope. The deadline for submission of
applications is Nov. 10.
Your ID to Vote
While making plans to voice your opinion at the polls
... don't forget to take a form of identification along.
Identification can be a drivers' license or the last four numbers of
your social security number. A utility bill or bank statement with
your name and address on it will also be accepted.
According to the election board, individuals can vote without the
identification but are required to deliver the proper identification
information to the Board of Elections at the courthouse within 10 days
in order to have the vote count. Don't forget-without proper ID, your
voice will be silent.
Warm the Children Benefit
Photo by Martha Ackerman
Monroe county residents supported a great cause October 27 when they
turned out in the cold wind and rain to support Warm the Children, a
charity focused on providing winter coats and boots to children of
needy families. Kirt Sloan, manager, Woodsfield Riesbeck's Market, is
shown here with his grill crew. The team started their day at 4 a.m.
and grilled until 6:15 p.m.-long past the publicized 5 p.m. time.
Riesbeck's grill team helped raise $3,400 for the Warm the Children
program. Kirt and his crew raised $3,000 for the program last year.
Pilots Approach Officials About County Airport Operations
by Arlean Selvy
A dozen individuals attended the Oct. 30 meeting of county
commissioners to air concerns regarding the way the county airport is
being managed. Most of those attending are pilots, and each submitted
a letter. Nine letter were submitted and at least two others
were not available.
The users of the airport are in favor of dismissing David Board as
manager and replacing him with John Fogle, who operates his business,
J&S Flying Ser-vices, from the airport. They also suggested that Don
Pollock be returned to the airport authority. Gary Cook wrote, "As a
pilot and hanger tenant of the airport for over 20 years, I am also a
concerned citizen with the state of affairs at the airport. The
current airport manager has caused such discontent for pilots and
visitors that no one is using this great facility."
Cook told officials that pilots have grave concerns about what's going
on at the airport. He said Board is unreachable when needed, such as
when pilots need fuel. According to Cook, who was spokesman for the
group, Fogle has done most of what the manager is supposed to do. He
said Fogle is willing to take over the duties without pay, which is
$600 a month plus a residence.
Monroe Central Drama Club to Perform
Students Host Afternoon of One Acts
Performances will be held at Woodsfield High School on
Nov. 5 at 3 p.m. and Nov. 10
at 6:30 p.m.; Tickets are available at the door.
During an Afternoon of One Acts sponsored by the Monroe Central High
Club, audiences will enjoy three one-act plays directed by students.
Excerpts to include An
Angel in the Clearing directed by Jordan Bach and Douglas Russell and
written by Stuart De
Luca; War Letters directed by Michael Paulus and written by J. Robert
Wilkins and Cirrius,
Nebraska directed by Drama Club Advisors and written by Nick Vigorito,
In their third autumn performance season the selected one act plays
will be completely
produced, directed and performed by students at Monroe Central High
Students of the choir will perform a variety of musical selections
including songs to
honor America's veterans. The event will also feature a dance
performance by Laura
Stimpert, a senior at Monroe Central; she will perform during
intermission between the one
Performances will be held at Woodsfield High School on Nov. 5 at 3
p.m. and Nov. 10
at 6:30 p.m.; Tickets are available at the door.
Beallsville Ends Perfect Season;
Advances to Play-Offs
Congratulations to the 2006 Beallsville Blue
Devils who completed their regular season at 10-0! The team will
advance to play the Caldwell Redskins at the OHSAA Division VI Playoff
Game with homefield advantage on Nov. 3 at 7:30 p.m. See the Beacon
advertisement for details on ticket prices and availability.
Team members and coaches, are: front-Adam Kanzigg,
Cody Kernen, Terrence Caldwell, Donald Nippert, Head Coach Dave
Caldwell, Lance Carleton, Chris Brown, Brett Arnold, Josh Hossman;
Shane Mercer, Craig Neiswanger, Kevin
Stoney, Jimmy Reisz, assistant coach Clint Abbott, Andrew Ashland,
Cody Moore, Logan Brown, Kent Price; David Yontz, Eric
Lucas, Landon Ring, George Ruckman, assistant coach Paul Kanzigg,
Brett Stephen, Justin Fisher, Timmy Jones Luke Lucas, manager Taryn
Jarrett; Gavin Kahrig, Jeremy Wiles, Brandon Hudson,
statistician Wayne Clark, assistant coaches Rusty Lucas and Michael
Fuchs, Jarod Mellinger, Michael McCammon, Josh Clark and manager
(read the full obituary in the paper)
Read more in the Nov. 2 edition...
Bauer, 87, 211 South Sycamore St., Woodsfield, died Oct. 27, 2006,
home. She was born near Woodsfield, on Oct. 4, 1919, a daughter of the
late Christian and
Mae Elizabeth Hoskinson Resecker.
Harold J. Landefeld, 80, Miltonsburg Community, Woodsfield, died
Oct. 23, 2006, at
Woodsfield Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. He was born Nov. 13,
1925, in Monroe
County, a son of the late Herman J. Landefeld and Freda Reich
D. Weckbacher, 75, Marietta, died Oct. 28, 2006, at Riverside
Columbus. He was born April 16, 1931, in Pleasant Ridge, a son of the
Weckbacher and Daisy Anderson Weckbacher.
Robert D. Lumbatis, 82, Urbana, formerly of Millerstown, died Oct.
30, 2006, in McAuley Center. He was born in Lewisville, on June 1,
1924, the son of the late George and Ollie Pearl Feiock Lumbatis. He
was a 1942 graduate of Lewisville High School, Lewisville and a member
of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, St. Paris. He served in the U.S.
Marine Corps during WW II then transferred to the Air Force from which
he retired. He also retired in 1984 from Siemen's of Urbana.