Howard-Gills Wedding Announcement Wendy and Dave darby of Portsmouth, Matt and Angel Journey of West Portsmouth along with the late Greg Shover are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Ashlee Ann Howard to Brandon Michael Gills, son of Gary and Tina Gills of Wheelersburg.
The bride to be is a 2005 graduate of West High School. The groom to be is a 2001 graduate of Wheelersburg High School. The couple plan to exchange vows July, 6, 2013 in the presence of clo...
Bradbury 70th wedding anniversary Mr. and Mrs. Eugene and Ada (Kallner) Bradbury will be celebrating their 70th wedding anniversary on May 25, 2013, at their home in Cape Coral, Fla. Eugene was a World War II veteran. He was stationed in China, Burma and India. They have four children, Jim (Judy) Bradbury of Scott Depot, W.Va., Pat Hatcher of Dunbar, W.Va., Pauletta (Mike) Fisher of Cape Coral, Fla., and Debbie (David) Schwirian of Charleston, W.Va. They have seven grandchild...
SOMC births April 24
Lisa Newman and Nicolas Browning of Portsmouth, son
Steven Theiss and Jamie Clark of Garrison (Ky.), son
Janet M. West of Portsmouth, daughter
Taylor Jenkins and Brandy Sprouse of Ironton, son
Melissa and David Rucker of Wheelersburg, son
Megan Cade and DonRicko Greene Sr. of Portsmouth, daughter
Helena Hood and Josh Beamon-Stone of Minford, son
You know you are from Portsmouth if… Mercy Babies submitted by Linda Jennings
Linda Arthur Jennings wrote: In the book “200 Years of Caring” there is a picture of an invoice from 1938. Total cost of an 8 day maternity stay for mom and baby was $24.25. I wonder what it would have been in 1925?
Mary Adams Gregory wrote: Can you imagine? 8 days for $24.25. Would that pay for 1/2 hour today? Probably not! Beautiful picture Linda!
Jim Detty wrote: Would Mercy Hospital h...
Pandemonium inside the White House Chip Horr
Unlike today, the White House in 1860 was indeed the “People’s House.” As recorded by the Lincoln Institute “in the four years between March 1861 and 1865, many politicians, generals, journalists, job seekers and relatives of Mrs. Lincoln passed through the doors of the White House. Although the commotion was seldom as great as following President Lincoln’s inaugurations, these visitors took a great toll o...
Benner - Emmert announce engagement and upcoming wedding Lee and Beverly Benner of Sugar Grove, Ohio are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Kristin Lea Benner, to Shane Austin Emmert, son of Scott and Heather Emmert of Lancaster.
Kristin, a 2010 graduate of Berne Union High School, earned an Associate of Applied Science Nursing Degree in 2012 From Shawnee University. She is currently employed at Crestview Nursing Home in Lancaster as RN Supervisor.
Shane, a 2011 Home school g...
You know you’re from Portsmouth if… Free Canteen
Submitted by Linda Jennings
Andy Lyles wrote: I’m guessing Red Cross set up after the 1937 flood…almost has to be somewhere on the hilltop…hmmm…
Linda Arthur Jennings wrote: Think earlier Andy.
Andy Lyles wrote: Really? Wow, back to the way back machine. 1913?
Karen Sue Wikoff wrote: I’m going with Clara Barton’s graduation class….
Linda Arthur Jennings wrote: Andy, 1917 and nothing to do with floods.
Siblings celebrate “Welcome 90s” party Lill Book, of Stout, hosted a “Welcome 90s” luncheon to welcome her baby brother in the “nifty 90s” on April 4, 2013. Mrs. Book is 98 years old, her sister Dee Hinze, of West Portsmouth, is 93 years old, and their baby brother Eddie Tatman of Coles Park, West Portsmouth, turned 90 on March 24. They spent the afternoon sharing stories of their family. They are the children of the late Willis and Anna Tatman. Seven additional siblings are decea...
Weight loss in mental illness John DiTraglia MD
This week’s New England Journal of Medicine has the report of a study of weight loss intervention done with obese people with serious mental illness.(1) Using diet and activity, “lifestyle interventions,” they showed that people in this high risk group can achieve the same mediocre results that can be achieved by the rest of us.
Persons with serious mental illness, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder...
The Lincolns enter the White House Chip Horr
On March 5, 1861, the day after his inauguration as the 16th President of the United States, Abraham and his wife Mary Todd Lincoln began to explore their new home.
“When they entered the front entrance to the Executive Mansion,” writes biographer David Donald, “they were overwhelmed by the size of their new residence with its 31 rooms. The East Room alone was about as large as their entire Springfield (...
Let’s Talk Poetry: The Art of Attentiveness Neil Carpathios
Rushing. Always in a hurry. Skittering from point A to point B to be someplace or meet some appointment. This is the nature of modern life. Yet, sometimes poetry reminds us to slow down and notice things. All around us are small miracles of observation, whether it be a certain hue of purple on the horizon or an ant lugging what looks like the wing of a dragonfly on the pavement. Poets are practitione...
You know you are from Portsmouth if … Macks
Submitted by Linda Arthur Jennings
Craig Shaw wrote: I used to buy Levis jeans here. Now it’s Rustlers at Wal-Mart!
Dawn Sandoval wrote: Look at those prices! (I don’t remember this place).
Linda Arthur Jennings wrote: Dawn, it was on Chillicothe St. and had mainly men’s clothing, but they did have some things for women. My mom worked here for many years.
Barbara Ratliff Howard wrote: I worked there for years until...
Eat like an Egyptian John DiTraglia MD
As the American empire seems to be developing cracks, at least where it comes to diet, we can learn something from the ancient Roman empire and their Mediterranean diet. The term Mediterranean derives from the Latin word mediterraneus, meaning “in the middle of earth” or “between lands” (medi-; adj. medius, -um -a “middle, between” + terra f., “land, earth”) The Romans also called it simply Mare No...
SOMC Births April 6
Sylvia May of McDermott, son
Darlene Marks of Beaver, son
Tierra Simeona of Wheelersburg, daughter
Sabrina Hilger of Garrison (Ky.), daughter
Cliff and Natasha Ward of Portsmouth, daughter
Phoebee Owens and Michael McRoberts of Waverly, son
Greg Swords and Charlotte Bender, son
Brittany Hughes and Joshua Lovejoy of South Shore (Ky.), son
Justin Lewis and Heather White of West Portsmouth, da...
Receiving your April Showers Marcia Harris
Your pleasant reminder for today is that April showers bring May flowers. I wonder what will your April showers bring you in the month of May? Showers provide moisture, freshness, and a stimulus for growth and may come in various patterns. They may be warm, cold, heavy or light.
You may wonder, what does this all mean? The showers in your life represent activities or actions which may add or take awa...