Ten Years Ago – 2005
The annual Kiwanis Club Pancake Day and Halloween Parade are on Saturday’s calendar as is the Barnesville FFA Corn maze where a community Trick or Treat will take place in the evening..
Barnesville Riesbeck’s is teaming up with Barnesville Middle School through the “Labels for Learning” program.  For every 500 labels collected this year, the school receives $25 cash.
In a short meeting last Thursday night, the Board of Education approved contracts for substitute employees, volunteer coaches and club advisors.   
The Board also approved the retirement of Barb Romick, high school English teacher, effective February 26. The May 18-19 Eighth Grade trip to Castaway Bay Resort and Cedar Point Amusement Park was also approved.

Twenty-five Year Ago – 1990
In testimony at the Ohio Statehouse, Ohio Valley Coal Company president Robert Murray said  the “acid rain issue is really a human issue” pointing out the impact the coal industry has on the eastern Ohio economy.
Jim Craig, local employee of the Ohio Power Company, is recovering from injuries received in a fall from a 70-foot power pole last Wednesday.
Windy weather last Thursday night nixed the torchlight component of the political parade from the mansion museum to downtown. The program, featuring local political candidates, took place instead at the junior high gymnasium.
Special services Sunday will mark the 40th anniversary of the completion of the Church of the Nazarene while Cornerstone Assembly of God will mark 25 years of local ministry with a special revival service this coming week.

Fifty Years Ago – 1965  
 A total of 505 calves are fold during the first Demonstrational Feeder Sale at Barnesville Livestock Auction last Thursday.
Red Cross Gray Lady volunteers logged 267 hours of donated time at Barnesville Hospital in September.
Mayor, school board and township trustee races will spotlight next Tuesday’s election contests.
Four row houses on East Main Street east of Lincoln Avenue will be torn down for the construction of the new Hutton Memorial Library. The house on the corner was donated to the library by the late Laura Dobbins. Families in the other buildings at present are those of   Clarence Wilcox, Charles Barrett and Jerry Castello.
 
Seventy-five Years Ago – 1940
An old time campaign parade Monday night for Willkie for President will include about 75 decorated automobiles led by a sound truck with recording records of two or three of Mr. Willkie’s short speeches as well as two new orchestra songs “We Want Willkie” and “Wendell Willkie Goes to Washington”. In this parade also will be many Willkie Democrats and Independents.
The Merchants Committee of the Better Business Bureau will conduct two salesmanship courses in the city. The courses are for the purpose of training high school and unemployed people the art of salesmanship and also to further train clerks and salesmen in stores and business concerns throughout the city.
The National Draft Lottery will commence at noon next Tuesday for all men of draft age.  In Barnesville and Warren Township alone there are 635 men who are of draft age.
The Red and Green lost to St. Clairsville 23-7 at the local stadium Friday night. The only Barnesville touchdown was by 120-pound end B. H. Brown who received a pass from the quarterback Wehr and ran 60 yards for the score.
J.J. Wehr has purchased the building on W. Main currently housing Campbell Funeral Home and will move his Barnesville Dry Cleaning establishment into the new quarters.
J.R. Betts has moved the poultry department of his business from its former location on S. Chestnut into the Healy Building opposite the Depot on Mulberry Street.

One Hundred Years Ago – 1915
From the Whetstone  
All arrangements are about complete for the biggest and best Hallowe’en celebration ever pulled off in Barnesville, and we have had some “corkers”. Monday evening the parade will form on E. Main Street and move over the principal streets. There will be two bands – the Quaker City and local organization – furnishing plenty of inspiration and if all signs do not fail the number in line will be greater than ever before seen here on a similar occasion.
The Sunnyside Electric Co. has a force of men at work on S. Chestnut digging out the old poles which are to be replaced by taller and larger ones to accomplish the high tension line now being built through Barnesville.
Honoring her cousin, Miss Emma Bradfield, whose marriage to Mr. Charles A. Bratton occurs Thursday evening at the Presbyterian Church, Miss Anna B. Morris entertained at her N. Chestnut home Wednesday night, a party of 23.

T.A. Galloway will open the People’s Meat Market on October 30 at 136 S. Chestnut Street featuring a line of fresh and cured pork and beef.
A handsome Victor Talking Machine recently purchased by the public schools of Barnesville can be seen at the store of George B. Matthews, local distributor. Schools are using the machines to teach articulation, pronunciation and inflexion.
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Twice Told Tales is compiled by Bruce Yarnall, former general manager of the Barnesville Enterprise. He can be reached at a new email address:  bruce.yarnall@outlook.com