Twice Told Tales

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Ten Years Ago – 2004
Belmont County governments, businesses and homeowners are eligible to apply for federal assistance for the severe storms, flooding, land and mud slides that occurred between January 3 and 30.
The annual tree planting project of the Barnesville Area Reforestation Kommittee (BARK) is slated for April 3, rain or shine.
Katherine Kearns Schafer Lloyd, 96, who retired from the Ohio Bell Telephone Company as the Clerk of the Plant Department here, dies.
Also passing this week was Gladys L. Neuhart Timmons, 86. She was a longtime employee of the G.C. Murphy Company and a school board member for the Somerton and Barnesville school districts.
Florence M. Powell Wharton of West Church Street will mark her 90th birthday on February 26. She worked at the G.C. Murphy Company for a number of years.
Seven BHS grapplers move on to the District wrestling tournament.
The Union Local junior high wrestlers score a second in the Ohio Valley Championships.  
The Lady Shamrocks advance to Sectional play with a 59-52 victory over the Bellaire Big Red squad.

 Twenty-five Year Ago – 1989
The Enterprise issue of February 22, 1989 was not copied to microfilm.

Fifty Years Ago – 1964
Two meetings will take place this week with the leading candidate for the proposed Memorial Park Recreation director’s position.
BHS students who are members of the Shamrock News staff are guest editors/writers for the Enterprise this week. The student-led page which appears in the newspaper each week of the school year marks its 25th anniversary this week.  Over 300 students have taken part during in the program during this time while Miss Winifred Deaver has served as the sole faculty advisor for the Shamrock Staff during its entire existence.
The proposed sewer extension on Bethesda Street is surveyed by the village.
Joe Grier purchases the Jean Ann Beauty Shop from the former owner Mrs. Dittmar Greathouse who now lives in Caldwell. Mrs. Roger Sowers who has been operating the shop for Mrs. Greathouse for the past year will continue on a part time basis until June.  
Barnesville native Samuel J. Smith is elected vice president of the Modern Finance Company headquartered in Columbus. The firm operates a local office on W. Main Street.
Harry M. Eberle, operator of the Eberle Furniture Store and Funeral Home in Quaker City, died at Barnesville Hospital Monday.
The First Methodist Church purchases the I.A. Foglesong property adjacent to the church on N. Broadway.         
The Enterprise salutes the 13,000 youth who are members of the Future Farmers of America as area chapters observe National FFA Week.

Seventy-five Years Ago – 1939
Three local teachers in Florida recently on vacation noticed on a stop in Lakeland the first sight that met their eyes was a Barnesville man, A.F. Hunter who winters there,siting on the post office steps reading the Enterprise.
Homer G. Cook purchases the former Dobbins fur warehouse on E. Main. After extensive remodeling, Cook will move his printing business into the storeroom about April 1.
The new traffic light at the intersection of Chestnut and Church streets, installed mainly for the benefit of students going to and from school, is now operational.
  A motion picture entitled “Trees and Men” was presented at the Rotary Club Tuesday by O.M. Smith, program chairman. The picture deals with the lumber industry.
Little Jack English will again broadcast over WWVA Radio Saturday morning. He will play selections on his Hawaiian guitar on the program “Young Americans”.
 
One Hundred Years Ago – 1914
From the Whetstone
The storerooms of Wilkins & Cassells Meat Market, The Hilles Drug Company and J.W. Judkins Shoes were recently painted and papered. The improvements greatly add to the attractiveness of these prominent business places.
G.W. Henderson, expert laundryman, opens a first-class hand laundry in the Hanlon Building opposite the Whetstone office.  
The venerable Dr. J.S. Ely fell from the portico of his N. Chestnut home Tuesday breaking his left hip. As is his custom he exercises by walking on the portico every day, but in his feebleness that day, he lost his balance and fell to the ground. He is one of the oldest and most respected residents of the city.
Mrs. Edward Hilles fell on the ice recently near her home in Leggett’s Addition and broke her left leg.
The death of Miss Mary Elizabeth Hogue of Bethesda occurred at the Wheeling home of her brother, Dr. Hogue. Burial took place at Plainfield Meeting, East Richland.
 The death of Leonard P. Murphy, well-known colored barber, occurred at his home on E. South Wednesday morning. He was 81.
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Twice Told Tales is compiled by Bruce Yarnall, former general manager of the Barnesville Enterprise. He can be reached at bayarnall@yahoo.com    

 

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