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Courage in the Solomon Islands, 1943
Story by RICK BOOTH
“Hell, I claim no credit for it. I was a doctor — and any other doctor would have done the same... I didn’t want any medal for it.”
Evacuation route from Munda to San Cristobal
— Flight Surgeon Earl Conaway, Sr., on In the early morning of July 28, 1943, 32-year-old receiving the Legion of Merit medal for Captain Earl Conaway, a flight surgeon with the exceptionally meritorious service, 1944 801st Medical Air Transport Squadron, was asked on short notice to attend the 21 wounded men on an air hile waiting for a medical appointment ambulance flight from Guadalcanal to the island of San recently, I happened to notice a modest Cristobal, 150 miles to the east. No other doctor was plaque on the waiting room wall of Dr. Earl available. Dutifully, Captain Conaway boarded the E. “Ed” Conaway, Jr., in Cambridge. The plaque briefly Douglas C-47 transport plane where 10 of the wounded described the distinguished career of his late father, Dr. lay on stretchers, and 11 were still well enough to sit. Earl Conaway, Sr., including a few sentences about a One had a serious bullet wound to the head; another had remarkable incident that occurred during his service as compound fractures and multiple gunshots to the leg; a a flight surgeon in the South Pacific during World War II. serious chest wound was another patient’s problem. Dr. With thanks to the younger Dr. Conaway for providing Conaway attended them all. additional documents and details, herewith is the tale Shortly after taking off from Guadalcanal’s Henderson behind the elder doctor’s rare Legion of Merit award, a Field, the plane encountered a severe tropical storm front with driving rain, little visibility, and the worst story few of his patients may ever have known. In 1942, America began its Pacific island-hopping air turbulence the young doctor had ever experienced. campaign toward Japan by taking and, at high cost, Simply moving through the cabin was a challenge as the holding the island of Guadalcanal in the British plane bucked and jolted, the patients all becoming sicker. Solomon Islands. By the summer of 1943, active combat Unable to fly above the storm, the pilot tried to fly under had moved on to the next large island group to the it at about 500 feet of altitude where there was a degree west, New Georgia. Throughout July, heavy fighting of visibility. Buffeted off course, the transport plane took place there as Americans struggled to take control struggled desperately to gain altitude when the island of the Japanese airfield at Munda Point. It did not fall of San Cristobal rose up before it. The plane climbed, until early August. Absent an air base, men wounded but tropical mountain Rangobarate rose up faster. In in the Munda fight were taken the 200 miles back to a moment, the right wing clipped the forest canopy, and Guadalcanal by sea and flown out, as necessary, from then the plane disintegrated, breaking into three pieces, men’s bodies flying through the air. there to medical facilities farther from the front.
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Top: a C-47 military transport plane in flight Bottom: the jungle-crashed C-47, side star visible
Not that there is any good place to have a plane crash, but a rain forest at least provides vegetation and some relatively soft ground cover to cushion the impact. Dr. Conaway was thrown clear of the fuselage a distance of about 200 feet, landing and sliding on a thick wet slope of grass. Dazed only briefly, he found himself in pain with what at first he feared to be a broken back. But he wasn’t paralyzed, and he could stand. His left eye was swollen shut with a gash below it, and his left arm seemed either broken or dislocated, with limited motion. He heard the cries of other survivors farther up the slope and scrambled toward the part of the plane that was burning. He and others used a log to batter their
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found, near death, was the pilot. Three hours after the crash he was finally located, unconscious underneath a cockpit instrument panel. Most of the medical supplies had been lost in the crash and fire, except for one unit of blood plasma. Dr. Conaway used it to keep the pilot alive. Those patients who could be moved were brought together at a gathering point near the wreckage. The ones who could not move, Dr. Conaway treated in place. He improvised splints from blankets and parachute lines and gave morphine to some for pain. Amazingly, when all the men were finally accounted for, all 21 who had not perished in the fire were found to have survived the crash, though some were clearly dying. About an hour after the crash, a group of natives, having seen the fire on the mountain, arrived at the scene, led by a young man wearing only a loin cloth. He did not speak English. Fortunately, there was among them a boy of ten or twelve who did speak some English and was able to help interpret. The natives had come from a nearby village and were eager to help. They constructed a temporary shelter for some of the men and cut saplings for a stretcher Dr. Conaway was improvising out of parachute material. Shortly after the pilot was found, a Dutch missionary,
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whose station was farther down the mountain, arrived. The scouts originally sent out for help had found him. It was a relief to see the man, for he surely signified a means of contact with the outside world. Soon the trek down the mountain began. Six natives and six “walking wounded” accompanied Dr. Conaway and the pilot on a stretcher as they hacked their way through the jungle. Two natives swung machetes. Another carried equipment. The others rotated as stretcher bearers. It took three difficult hours to reach the missionary’s station. Ultimately, it took six more round trips for the native helpers to bring the rest of the injured down from the crash site, and some had to wait there through the jungle night. At the mission site there were two sisters and a New Zealander named Father Tom Parsonage, who worked tirelessly with Dr. Conaway to tend to all the patients and share what food they had, providing also a constant supply of tea. The next day a local doctor, a native trained in Fiji, arrived by motorboat with fresh medical supplies. He, in turn, helped get out a radio call to alert American authorities. Two days after the crash, sea planes arrived with supplies, equipment, and doctors. Only then was Dr.
Conaway able to relax and have his own injuries tended to. He had lost 25 pounds. Of the 21 men who survived the initial plane crash, only three had died on the mountain, all of them on the first night. A few days after the rescue was complete, Father Tom Parsonage wrote a letter addressed to “Commanding Officer, Guadalcanal,” in which he stated the following: “Last week it was our privilege to have here at our station some eighteen members of the U.S.A. Forces... survivors of a large Douglas plane which crashed at Rangobarate, a position on the mountains at the back of Wanoni Bay. We saw the grievous injuries the men suffered as the result of the crash, and the Sisters, my confrere and myself at Wanoni were in admiration at the courage and endurance of those men under such pain. It must have been excessive... They were true soldiers indeed. “But the conduct of one man was so outstanding that I feel compelled to make mention of the fact, and to congratulate sincerely the American forces for having such a fine type of man in a key position. The man I have in mind is Doctor Conaway of the American Army, who was travelling in the plane with the casualties from Munda. Dr. Conaway arrived here at our station at about midday on the day of the crash, accompanying one of the most seriously wounded, Lieutenant Brush. From the time of his arrival until some twenty-four hours later, when another doctor arrived, Dr. Conaway worked ceaselessly among the wounded men, cheerful and attentive to the smallest request made of him; this, despite the fact that he had received in the crash a serious wound under the left eye... partly blinding him, that his left arm was either dislocated or fractured, and that a spinal injury prevented him from bending his back. “His conduct was truly an example of courageous devotion to duty and many of the men owe their lives to his care. He was a credit to the American forces and to his profession. Please believe me, I in no way exaggerate; rather I fear my words are inadequate in the face of such conduct.” Eight months later, a war correspondent named Kenneth Green was watching an Army general award medals to a row of combat veterans from the Munda battles when he noticed the silver wings of a flight surgeon on one of the men and sensed a story. He interviewed Dr. Conaway and sent an article about his actions back to New York, a copy of which remained among Dr. Conaway’s papers. Whether the account was ever published stateside is not known. Most of this account, however, is drawn from that original document. Coincidentally, in a similar sort of story, five days after
the crash of Dr. Conaway’s C-47 plane, the torpedo boat of a young Navy lieutenant from Massachusetts was destroyed during night patrol a few miles off Munda Point. He led his surviving crew of ten other men, swimming, to a deserted island, and ultimately, days later, to rescue. Like Dr. Conaway, he, too, was awarded a prestigious non-combat medal in 1944 for having saved his crew. When asked how it was that he became a war hero, the lieutenant once demurred, “It was involuntary. They sank my boat.” And it’s not hard to imagine Dr. Conaway having likewise once answered, “It was involuntary. They crashed my plane.” He didn’t seek credit. It was just what doctors do, he felt. He rarely spoke of it after the war.
Dr. Conaway’s Legion of Merit medal, left. Kennedy’s Navy and Marine Corps medal, right.
The Navy lieutenant, of course, was John F. “Jack” Kennedy. The lingering legend of PT-109 helped propel him to the White House. After the war, Dr. Conaway returned to Cambridge, his home town, to practice family medicine for the rest of his life. One day Dr. Conaway’s son, about twelve years old, answered the doorbell and met a man looking for his father. He’d come to thank the doctor who helped save his life and those of others on a mountain long ago, in the war, following a plane crash. And that is how the future Dr. Earl “Ed” Conaway, Jr., first learned of this story himself! With Memorial Day coming up later this month, please give a thought to those in the past who have purchased our freedom in times of war — including men like Captain Earl and Lieutenant Jack, and their days of courage in the Solomon Islands.
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Recognizing The Barnesville Enterprise Story by CATHRYN STANLEY ENTERPRISE EDITOR
s the only remaining weekly newspaper in Belmont County and the oldest business in Barnesville operating under its original name, The Barnesville Enterprise marks the 150th anniversary of its founding in 1866 on May 28. Although the newspaper industry has changed immensely since George McClelland began The Enterprise, the community newspaper continues to, as E.P. Lee wrote upon assuming charge of the Enterprise from McClelland in 1883, “steer clear of political broils and party turmoils, believing that the reader of today cares little for the politics of the country editor, but is far more interested in what is actually taking place in his town
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and the busy world around him.” The Barnesville Enterprise remains an integral part of the community, supporting and recognizing the efforts and accomplishments of its citizens, businesses, public institutions and service organizations. The Enterprise originally operated at 141 E. Main St. On January 12, 1895 fire destroyed the building including equipment and all the prior records of the newspaper. They reopened for business at 112 N. Arch St. and continued there until May of 1927 when the office was moved to the present location at 166 E. Main St. The office and composing room were located in the rear and the machinery in the basement. A newsstand occupied
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the front and in the 1930s, a lending library occupied McClelland and Mr. Thomas Nichols of St. Clairsville the front right side. After World War II, The Enterprise purchased the paper and conducted it for nearly a year, expanded to use the whole building. when for want of patronage, it was During the 1940s The Enterprise abandoned. went all out for news about Some months later a stock our “Boys in the Service” and company was formed by the subscriptions increased far beyond citizens of Barnesville, and the old the local community even reaching Intelligencer was revived, with Mr. foreign countries. McClelland at its head. For three McClelland was born near years the paper was conducted with Washington, Pa., July 12, 1828, and varying fortunes until the spring of was but little past 50 years of age 1861, when owing to the firm stand when he passed. His early life was taken by its editor in the cause of one of toil and hardship. He learned temperance, antagonizing some of its the printer’s trade at his old home best supporters, and the withdrawal in Washington, and secured his first of patronage and the uncertainties position on the Morning Times of business on the breaking out of of Wheeling. He was afterwards war, the paper was again abandoned. foreman of the Bellaire Advertiser, Some months later he started the but the failure of that paper soon Noble County Union at Caldwell, threw him out of employment.About but the paper was not successful the same time the Intelligencer the and only lived about three months. first paper Barnesville ever had, He then worked on the Zanesville The Palmers setting type with dog, was started by an old friend, Mr. Courier and the Aurora until 1863, J. Wellington Snooks, esq. Bartleson. After two issues, Mr. when he rented the Cambridge
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Jeffersonian and conducted it until ‘66 when another The Enterprise was credited with being one of the stock company was formed in Barnesville and the first weeklies to make a success of publishing news from surrounding communities. McClelland’s successors, Mr. and Mrs. E.P. Lee, were writers of the Enterprise and for a period of several years, worked under his direction to operate it before officially taking the reins in 1888. Ray Palmer, purchased the paper April 13, 1922 on his wife Margaret’s 25th birthday. Palmer, a Martins Ferry Native and reporter with The Columbus Dispatch, saw a notice on that paper’s bulletin board about an opportunity to purchase a weekly newspaper in Barnesville. L.J. Taber, who was head of the Ohio Department of Agriculture at the time, supported and encouraged Palmer, who Current staff: Editor Cathryn Stanley, Advertising Representative purchased the paper from E.P. Lee’s Beth Stephen and Office Manager and Classifieds Heather Roberts. daughter. Palmer, with the assistance present Enterprise was started. Almost from the first the of Margaret, was editor and publisher for more than 50 paper took a foremost position among the papers of this successful years. part of the state. When the Palmers retired in 1973, their daughter, Jean
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Our lifetime work has been for the benefit of the ENTERPRISE and the community where it circulates. For twenty two years we have put our best work into its columns, striving always to keep it in the front as a moral and progressive newspaper, and also striving to keep it form wounding the feelings of those whom it had occasion to criticize. Its policy has been ‘charity to all, malice towards none’. We have aimed to publish a paper that would develop the better elements of human nature, and cause them to aspire to higher aims. We believe we have been moderately successful in this, and that the influence for good of the ENTERPRISE has been felt wherever it has circulated.
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and her husband, the late Bill Davies, took over. In 1983, The Barnesville Enterprise was sold to Dix Company, publishers of The Daily & Sunday Jeffersonian. The Davieses remained with Bill as Editor and Jean as Advertising Manager until 1994. Jean Davies continues her lifelong affiliation with The Enterprise, as writer of the beloved column “jeanealities”. Editors after Bill Davies have included: Bruce Yarnall (1994-1996); Pamela McCort (1996-1999); Cathryn Stanley (1999-2002 and 2008- present); Jennifer Ackerman (2002-2005); Michael Barker (Nov. 2005April 2006); Erin Donnelly (2006-2008). Over the years, The Barnesville Enterprise won many awards for news coverage, features, community service and general excellence. The paper has supported many civic endeavors in Barnesville including new school buildings, the Barnesville Hutton Memorial Library, Barnesville Memorial Park, airport, Barnesville Hospital, Barnesville Pumpkin Festival, B & O Railroad Depot restoration, downtown restoration project and the Amazing Playground at the park. Current staff members of The Enterprise include Cathryn Stanley, editor; Beth Stephen, advertising representative and Heather Roberts, office manager and classifieds. The Enterprise has moved into the digital and social media arena with a website, www.barnesvilleenterprise; a popular Facebook page and a even a Twitter account, @BarnesvilleEnt. The Barnesville Enterprise is marking this milestone with a special 150 edition on May 25 containing an extensive collaboration of stories, photos, and history of the paper, as well as a glossy, keepsake booklet that will be printed June 29th. Since April, The Enterprise has published a weekly photo essay of pictures and advertisements spanning 150
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My progress was pretty quick, pretty early and has continued to improve. I have pain in my right knee. The pain has gone from a 6 to a 2 in just a couple weeks.” Dr. Paul Dunn, PhD Neuropsychologist, Parkersburg, WV “I was having knee pain so I went to a doctor who gave me a shot. Then he game me 3 shots and that didn’t help. So II was going to have it operated on but they couldn‘t operate on it ‘til the swelling went down. So I read about this in the paper and thought it was too good to be true! But it’s really helped. I really appreciate it, I would’ve had to move in with one of my grandchildren if I’d had an operation. One lives in Wisconsin and one lives in Virginia,and I didn’t want to do that! [The treatment] was wonderful! It was very comfortable. I almost went to sleep! It can’t be beat. The staff is great. Thank you!” Shirley S. “I read an article in the Coshocton Tribute. I had massive pain in my knees and I’ve done great. I went from eating 15-20 aspirins per day and I haven’t had ANY for 20 days now. My pain is down by nearly half. My left knee is down by three quarters and my right knee is down by probably half. I was going through those little bottles of aspirin every two days. It was major! I’m getting around a LOT better. And it’s only been about 5 weeks. It’s fun and I enjoy coming down. I feel better!” Roger P. “I was facing: knee replacement surgery. I’d been the route of synvisc shots and it was just a matter of time until it [surgery] had to be done because the pain was continuous. I saw an article and said this is something I need to check out. So I came up here and by the third week, it was amazing:! I was walking: and back into my exercise. The pain is almost non-existent! [after just one month] I don’t have to push myself up out of a chair now. I just get up and down now like a normal person. Even in and out of cars. The weekend before last we spent the day in Amish country and walked from daylight ‘til dark practically and all I had was normal tiredness in my legs. And this weekend I went to walk the mall for 7 hours and didn’t even feel tired, my legs didn’t drag and I even got in and out of the car just fine. I think this treatment’s been the most wonderful thing I could have ever done! I recommend it to anybody. And I would come back in for a second!” Sandra S.
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Helping to Prepare Heirs for Their Inheritance or What can Happen if You Don’t! Submitted by ATTORNEY FRANK A. MCCLURE, ESQ., A.E.P.
n the past, as I will do in the future, I have written about Estate Planning topics which I hear about when I speak to clients in my office or when I have questions from one of my presentations. Remember, Estate Planning is a very complicated area of the law, and because of this there are many different understandings that abound. One of the topics that come up frequently is how do I prepare my heirs for their inheritance? It is my opinion that those who have built up an estate over the years are rightly concerned about what is the best use of their estate so their heirs have enough to be
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details of their estate plan. Remember that you need to understand your plan or have the Attorney who drafted the estate plan present to help you. Who will be invited? What about spouses? There is no right or wrongs with these two questions but it is important to decide these questions before you set up the meeting. What is troublesome to me is that many people do not think about communication issues with their heirs until it is too late. Think these issues through and plan carefully and execute a plan to provide you with peace of mind and security for yourself and your loved ones. Not communicating with heirs can make your plan fail as much as not having the document drafted correctly. Talk with an attorney who practices in the area of estate planning, otherwise you are more than likely PLANNING TO FAIL! If you would like more information concerning estate planning please go to our website at www.fmcclurelaw.com. Frank A. McClure & Associates may be reached at 1009 Steubenville Ave, Cambridge, Ohio 43725; (740) 432-7844; by fax: (740) 439-4950; www.fmcclurelaw.com frank@fmcclureLaw.com
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If you suffer from the following conditions… •Sciatica •Disc degeneration •Lower back pain/neck pain •Numbness and burning in the legs and feet •Radiating hip pain •Neuropathy •Fibromyalgia …there may be hope. Now, a local doctor has what may be the most important treatment in helping these conditions. If You Read Nothing Else, Read This: Millions of Americans suffer from lumbar disc pain and sciatica. Sciatica is a compression of the sciatic nerve, usually by an L4 or L5 disc herniation or degeneration. As you know, sciatica can be a very painful problem, even crippling at times. This painful condition interferes with your body’s ability to transmit messages to your muscles, skin, joints, or internal organs. If ignored or mistreated, these problems can lead to irreversible health conditions. Why not get help by those trained to correct the major cause of disc pain and sciatica. Read the full facts on this page. Finally, there’s a treatment to conquer back and leg pain without dangerous medications or painful surgery. Nothing’s worse than feeling great mentally but physically feeling held back from life because you hurt and the pain just won’t go away! Sure, you can numb the pain if you take enough Vicodin, Soma or some other pill, but the real problem is while you make it through the day all “numbed up”, you are likely making your problem even worse…without knowing it. No matter where you are with back pain, whether you’re having unrelenting foot pain and facing surgery or you just injured it yesterday, a treatment called low level laser therapy may be the answer for you. Two landmark studies have proven the effectiveness of cold lasers. The first study showed patients who used the laser therapy had less pain and more range of motion days after treatment. If the laser therapy can help these patients, it can help you too. These second study showed that patients who had laser
therapy had 53% better improvement than those who just had a placebo. Are you suffering from sciatica or back pain? If so, relief may be easier than you think. Could This Non-Invasive Treatment Eliminate Your Back and Sciatica Pain? My name is Dr. Russ Schroder, Clinic Director at the D-C Chiropractic Neurology Center in Zanesville. I understand what it feels like to live in pain, because I see it everyday. I’ve seen hundreds of people with back pain, numbness, and foot pain leave the office pain free. This is why for 10 days only, I’m running a very special offer where you can find out if you are a candidate for cold laser. What these studies mean is that you could soon be enjoying life…without those aggravating nerve problems. It’s time for you to find out if this will be your back pain and sciatica solution. How Much Does It Cost? For 10 days only, $45 will get you all the services I normally charge new patients $245 for! *What does this offer include? Everything. Take a look at what you will receive: •An in-depth consultation about your health and well-being where I will listen…really listen…to the details of your case. •A consultation with Dr. Russ Schroder, D.C., D.A.C.N.B., F.A.C.F.N. -Board Certified Chiropractic Neurologist and Functional Neurologist, & Chiropractor to discuss thequestions you may have. •A complete back/neck/nerve pain qualification case history and questionnaire to help determine if you are a candidate. •A thorough Neurological Exam •A Free follow-up consultation, If you qualify for our program and what your options are. •*Excludes further testing or treatment. Here’s what to do now: Call 740-454-1747 and tell one of my Special Assistants that you want a “Cold Laser Decompression Qualification Evaluation.” If you call in the next 10 days, you will be eligible to receive all the above for only $45. The normal cost is $245. Due to the expected demand, it is suggested to call at once. Any delay could lead to being placed on a waiting list and paying fullprice. You’ll get to see everything first hand and find out if this painless treatment will be your back pain and sciatica solution, like it has been for so many other patients. And the good news is, most patients respond quickly to laser treatments. Our office is located on the corner of 3rd and Main Streets in downtown Zanesville. When you call, tell my Special Assistant you’d like to come in for the Cold Laser Decompression Evaluation so she can make sure you receive proper credit for this special offer. Sincerely, Dr. Russ Schroder D.C.D.A.C.N.B., F.A.C.F.N. The quickest and easiest way to discover if cold laser relief program will be the answer to your back, neck or nerve pain like it has been for hundreds of patients just like you…is to call… Right now! The number is 740-454-1747 www.AskDrRuss.com
Here’s what patients are saying about us: My name is Steve Vincent, and I am a Zanesville City Firefighter. You may see the fireworks I put on downtown or hear my voice at the cake auction each year. As you can imagine, 2 out of the 3 are physically demanding. I’ve got to admit that I may have been a surgical statistic this year if it weren’t for Dr. Russ. I’ve had back problems for a decade now, but in the past couple of years it was getting noticeably worse. I had Chiropractic care before that had helped for a while. I bought a home inversion table that stretched me. I exercised, rested, iced, and heated my low-back, but it was quickly worsening on a much more consistent basis. I even crunched down vitamins and herbs to help the pain, but nothing was giving me consistent or lasting relief. I consulted with a couple surgeons this past year, and I was starting to think that surgery might be my next/ last option. Then I read Dr. Russ had a new DRX machine put in this year that gets miraculous results with herniated and bulging discs. Since I had already checked out the other so-called alternatives to decompression, I chose the DRX9000 and his office because he explained to me exactly what the treatments did and how they were the safest, least invasive, and most effective choice available. And I’m here today to tell you that even two months after my treatment plan is done my back feels ten years younger! It’s been feeling this good since halfway through my program and I haven’t looked back. My name is Melissa. I’m 39 years old and I have Disc degeneration. I hurt my lower back when I was a teenager and have had pain in my lower back for many years off and on. The past two years I’ve really been in a lot of pain. I’ve tried therapy, pain shots and all kinds of pain pills. They didn’t work. I spent a lot of my time in bed or on the couch. Many days I couldn’t work or get out of bed. I didn’t know what else to try. Then my friend told me that she had the same problem and told me about the DRX9000. I thought “Why not try it?” So I went to Dr. Russ’ office and started treatments and after the third one I could feel the difference and by my last treatment I was pain free. The treatments are painless and so relaxing. Dr. Russ and staff are great. They explained everything about my treatment and made me feel comfortable. I am now back to my normal, everyday routine. Thanks again Dr. Russ and Staff. You have changed my life greatly. God Bless.
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The Promised Land Story by Mary Helen Straker
he following three part story deals with the Rich family of Noble County, Ohio. The second installment takes place in 1902, focusing on Laura Rich’s trip to Caldwell, Ohio. Researching historical family documents and harkening back to stories that she had heard over the years from family members, Mary Helen Straker submitted this series for your enjoyment. Laura Rich Cleary, 18871966, was her mother.
Straker, a graduate of DePauw University, worked on the staffs of a magazine in New York, The Zanesville Signal, former Zanesville newspaper, and The Seattle Times. The author of four books, she lives in Zanesville with her husband, J.W. Straker. They are the parents of four children, grandparents of six and great-grandparents of six. Lou Anne Rich Milligan, sixth generation of the Rich family, now lives at Rich Hill, the family farm, with her husband, Terry.
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Laura, thinking she had never slept a wink, woke and sprang to her feet at Grandmother Jane’s pre-dawn summons. She shivered – chills of anxiety mixed with the thrill of anticipation. Today was the day! At last! The day of the family’s semi-annual trip to Caldwell! The big town! Although she had been making this trip, from Rich Hill, the three hundred acre family farm, as long as she could remember, this excursion loomed large. Today she would be out-fitted, not only for winter, but for her new life. Turning fifteen in October, she would go to live with Aunt Lettie Talbott’s family in Middleport, Ohio. She would attend high school there, since there was none in Mt. Ephraim, nearest village to the farm. After prayers and breakfast, chickens and hogs fed, cows milked, Laura’s father, Henderson, hitched up the horses to the spring wagon in the barnyard below the tall, cream-colored Victorian Gothic farmhouse. The family – stepmother Mary, Laura, sister Emma and little brother Wallace – climbed in. Grandmother stayed at home to feed the hired man and work on supper preparation. Henderson lifted the reins over the team and headed southwest for the twelve miles to Caldwell. Caldwell, county seat of Noble County, Ohio was
whole kit and kaboodle – wire, chain, rope, nuts, bolts – over at Friedman’s with your purchases.” Henderson said Mary’s choice was drab and chose a Wilton the salesman called a rose garden – roses in shades from wine to rosy red, strewn lavishly on a deep blue field. “But you said...” said Mary, biting her lip as she saw the look of pleasure on his face. After the hours of toil Mary spent installing the carpet on the parlor floor, she said to Grandma Jane. “Henderson’s rose garden – to him. To me a patch of blooming cabbages.” Laura, fourth generation of the pioneer family, had opposite sentiments as to her new coat. Instead of the brightly blooming red one she wanted, Mama Mary had insisted on a dull tan garment, colorless indeed, but serviceable. No cabbage patch, certainly, but a drab, dreary hayfield to Laura. On the other hand, Middleport loomed – a garden-like vision in the future. Next month, learn about Laura Rich’s school years in Middleport, A New Life.
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established in 1857 along the west bank of Duck Creek. Named for brothers Joseph and Samuel Caldwell, the land’s original owners, the population was at 1,248 now in 1902. Robert L. Reed of Zanesville is a descendant of the founders. His mother was a Caldwell. Caldwell claimed the first oil well in North America. Drilled on its outskirts in 1814, as a result, the town prospered in the last two decades of the nineteenth century. Caldwell Woolen Mills, the town’s largest employer, made blankets. The town also boasted four newspaper offices, three churches and one bank. Altogether an intimidating, bustling hive of activity: Laura’s excitement was mixed with the fear of getting lost. The girls huddled together against the chill of the early September morning in last years’ coats, now outgrown and due for replacement. Laura had her heart set on a red one. They stopped mid-morning along Duck Creek for the lunch of sandwiches Mary provided. Arriving in Caldwell, Henderson dropped his passengers off in front of Henry Friedman’s store, centrally located on the square across from the courthouse. The store, a two-story brick structure of federal architecture, topped by a cupola, presided over a landscaped area enclosed by an iron fence. Situated on the square were a grocery, an attorney’s office, the Noble County Bank, a saloon, Okey’s drug store, the Odd Fellows’ building, a jewelry store, newspaper offices, a shoe and a millinery store, plus two hotels, The Exchange and The Eagle – a bewildering maze to the country girl. Promising to meet again later in the day at the carpet store, to choose a new rug for the parlor, Henderson said, “You know, Mary, whatever you decide I’ll go along with.” He left the team in a relative’s barn, proceeded with his own errands. Mid-afternoon, struggling with parcels, Laura, tarrying behind in the dress shop, looked up to find her family gone. Heart thudding, she raced out the door onto the sidewalk, certain she would lose her way in the crush, amidst the throng of pedestrians. Panic stricken, Laura looked both ways. Turning from the window next door, Mary came to her rescue. Henderson arrived at the carpet store to find Mary looking at a dull, tan serviceable pattern. “Did you finish your list?” she asked. “Over and done with for the next six months. Left the
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try the marinated road possum and grits. His enjoyment in that role quickly ignited the crowd into a happy mood. The cruise was a smooth two hour ride up and down the river. Many enjoyed going to the top deck to get a better view and feel the breeze. The paddle wheel created quite a spray so those standing near it received a generous sprinkling. After some fresh air, passengers returned to the main cabin to listen to Mark Twain spin his yarns. Twain then told of his being born in 1835 at Florida, Missouri – population 99. Growing up, he was given a big spoon of cod liver oil every day. He remarked that his tongue and body were so slippery, he could have eaten broken glass and it would have passed. At 13, Samuel Clemens became a printer’s apprentice and soon joined his brother Orion’s newspaper, where he discovered he enjoyed writing stories. A few years later he headed to St. Louis, Missouri for another newspaper job but got sidetracked by falling in love …with the river. For two years he served as an apprentice receiving $500 at the end of that period. Training was not as easy
as it might sound. In order to get a license, pilots had to know the 2,000 miles of the Mississippi like the back of their hand. Even at nighttime, pilots were required
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to remember the placement of every sandbar and the name of every twist and turn, like Eagles Fork or Johnsons Landing. But Mark Twain said during those years, “I had the time of my life.” After becoming a full-fledged riverboat pilot, he was paid $250 a month. The only other people in the United States at that time that made $250 a month, besides river pilots, were the vice-president of the United States and Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. Riverboat pilot was much more profitable than writing fiction!
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When riverboat travel became impossible in 1861 due to the Civil War, Mark Twain returned to the world of the newspaper. His adventures led him across the United States from coast to coast as well as to Europe and the Middle East. After his travels, he settled in Hartford, Conneticut with his Twain visited everyone. wife and family in 1873. That is where he wrote stories based on his memories of growing up in Hannibal, and enjoying the Mississippi River. Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn came to life through his pen. The journey was closed with Mark Twain telling his favorite story, “Golden Arm”. It was the story of a rich family from Hannibal, who always came to the landing
to see the riverboats arrive and hear the calliope. Mark Twain even sang a Riverboat Song and had the audience join in on the chorus: Down the river, Down the river, Oh down the O-hi-o. I’ll not tell the story though, perhaps the next time he visits Marietta you will get a chance to hear more of his delightful tales. Later in life Mark Twain uttered this comment: “I came in with Halley’s Comet in 1835. It is coming again next year, and I expect to go out with it. It will be the greatest disappointment of my life if I don’t go out with Halley’s Comet. The Almighty has said, no doubt: ‘Now here are these two unaccountable freaks; they came in together, they must go out together.’ ” And Mark Twain was not disappointed. The Valley Gem is located next door to the Ohio River Museum at 601 Front Street, Marietta, Ohio, one block from Ohio State Route 7, and minutes from I-77. Contact Beverly Kerr at firstname.lastname@example.org and visit her website at www.GypsyRoadTrip.com
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A Foodie Tour!
Story by Debbie Robinson Cambridge/Guernsey County VCB
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ne of the most talked about parts of a vacation, before and after, is the food. So, it’s little surprise that culinary tourism has become one of the hottest trends. The phrase “culinary tourism” was first used in 1998 to describe the experience of discovering other cultures and food in a unique way. According to the American Culinary Traveler, “The percentage of US leisure travelers who travel to learn about unique dining experiences grew from 40 percent to 51 percent between 2006 and 2013. Guernsey County’s “sin-sational” bakeries and local diners will charm you with their home cooked meals and tasty treats. With dozens of local eateries to experience, you’ll savor a taste of Ohio! Mile-high pies Theo’s Restaurant in downtown Cambridge dishes up its famous mile high lemon and chocolate pies topped so high with a tasty homemade meringue — you may not see the person across the table! Dig in! Bake & shake The aroma of freshly baked glazed donuts, sugar cookies, pies and other goodies at Kennedy’s Bakery envelope you the moment you walk through the door. “The Original,” as the locals affectionately call it, has been part of the community since 1925.
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Pass the green beans, please! Mr. Lee’s Family Restaurant allows everyone to gather and share the best of home cooked meals, conversation and time. For a casual dining experience with a southern flare, New River Grille serves fresh, locally smoked meats,
along with seafood and soups. Newly opened, the Guernsey Kitchen in historic downtown Cambridge offers the best scratch made foods created with local ingredients. Right next door, you’ll find McKenna’s Market, a deli featuring specialty artisan foods. Shop for craft beers, wines, cheeses and more. The atmosphere at Central Station Steak & Ale hooks you from the start. The restaurant’s homage to trains is rustic with a modern flare. The menu ranges from lobster bisque to rib eye steak. Dine lakeside at Seneca Lake’s newly renovated Dockside Restaurant. Patrons can enjoy the scenic beauty over delicious home-style meals. For farm-to-table dining, the Bear’s Den Steakhouse serves locally produced beef, hand-cut and grilled to perfection. This family-owned restaurant offers a full menu of delicious burgers, ribs, chicken, seafood & pasta.
as if you’ve stepped into Willy Wonka’s Factory with the variety of gourmet chocolate caramel apples, nut clusters, fudge and more to choose from. There are many more local and unique culinary options in Cambridge/Guernsey County. To begin your foodie exploration at VisitGuernseyCounty.com or call 800-933-5480.
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any people opt for bottled water hoping to avoid the potential pathogens lurking inside of regular tap water. But consuming bottled water contributes to the ever-growing problem of discarded plastic bottles and other waste, and you may not be getting what you think when choosing bottled water over tap water. The National Resources Defense Council says sales of bottled water have tripled in the past 10 years to around $4 billion per year, fueled largely on the premise that bottled water comes from crystalclean springs or untouched glaciers. According to U.S. government estimates and industry experts, as much as 40 percent of bottled water is derived from tap water. The NRDC says even one brand of “spring water” was found to come from a well in an industrial facility’s parking lot near a hazardous waste dump. Also, many bottled waters
are exempt from the Food and Drug Administrations bottled water standards because the FDA says its rules do not apply to water packaged and sold within the same state. When waters are covered and tested, they may be subject to weaker regulations than regular tap water. What’s more, even if bottled water is thoroughly filtered, data suggests that plastic bottles could be putting your health at risk. According to the organization Ban the Bottle, water contained in polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottles can absorb chemicals from the plastic the longer the water is in storage. These include a chemical called antimony, a white metallic element that in small doses can cause nausea, dizziness and depression. In large doses, antimony can be fatal. Bottled water that is sitting in a hot area can leach the chemicals even faster.
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llergy triggers are all around, and the rates of those people affected by various allergies seems to be growing. Worldwide, the rise in prevalence of allergic diseases has continued in the industrialized world for more than 50 years, according to the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology. Sensitization to foreign proteins in one’s environment is present in up to 40 percent of the world’s population, continues AAAAI. An allergy is defined as an overreaction of the human immune system to a foreign protein (allergen) that is eaten, inhaled, touched, or injected into the body. Allergies can cause such reactions as stuffy or runny noses, itchy eyes, coughing/sneezing, rashes, and hives. More severe reactions can include difficulty breathing, a lowering of blood pressure and asthma attacks. Millions of visits to physician offices result in a primary diagnosis of allergic rhinitis, or hay fever — one of the most common allergy manifestations. The CDC says 17.6 million Americans were diagnosed with hay fever in the past 12 months. Allergic rhinitis is a common condition that creates symptoms similar to a cold. Unlike a cold, which is caused by a virus, allergic rhinitis is an allergic response to any number of triggers. Usually hay fever can be brought on by any number of allergens and sometimes it can be difficult to narrow down the exact cause. However, here are some of the more common allergens. • Pollen: Of all things that can cause an allergy, those
ART ON THE SQUARE June 11-12 Saturday 9am-5pm & Sunday 11am-4pm
Come and celebrate the 40th anniversary of “Art on the Square” in the beautiful downtown Caldwell, Ohio on June 11th and 12th. Since 1976, the artists of Noble County have been displaying their works of art for the public to see and appreciate for the last 40 years. This year, students from Caldwell and Shenandoah high school art departments will have their art work on display at Peoples Bank for the entire month of May and ending during Art on the Square. An exhibit of passed (deceased) artists’ work, who have participated in the past 40 years of “Art on the Square” will be on display at the Noble County Historical Jail. The Girl Scouts of Noble County will have a children’s craft table, and make sure to stop by and show your creative side at the painting wall for kids and adults. The Caldwell High School Formula 1 4x4 World Team will be selling etched glasses to raise money for their trip to London, England this summer. So mark your calendars for June 11th and 12th to come and enjoy the “Art on the Square” and all the the original fine arts and crafts Noble County has to offer.
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Admission and parking is FREE, food and drinks will be for sale by non-profit groups of our community. For more information, check out our Facebook page: Art on the Square-Noble County, Ohio or call Joyce Fogle at 740-509-3178. Please return this portion along with the fee (made payable to Noble County Artists and Craftsmen) by May 31 to Mrs. Joyce Fogle, 44112 Fulda Rd. Caldwell, OH 43724
Exhibitor ______________________________ 10’x10’ space $30.00 __ 20’x10’ space $60 __ Address: ______________________________ ______________________________________ Phone: ________________________________ Email: ________________________________ Art or Craft you will be presenting: ______________________________________ Past Exhibitor: _____ Same Space? _____ I would like to be a member of the Noble County Artists and Craftsmen to help with Art on the Square: _______________________ Please send a picture of you & your artwork for the newspaper
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air, mold is yet another common allergen. The most common allergy-causing molds include Alternaria, Aspergillus, Cladosporium, and Penicillium. Preventing the environment needed for mold to grow can reduce allergic reactions. This primarily means airing out homes to keep them dry. Allergies can occur all year long and be bothersome. Working with an allergist and avoiding the most common triggers can help people feel more comfortable.
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Celebrating Mother’s Day
unday May 8th is Mother’s Day. What began as one woman’s way of honoring her own mother in the early 1900s is now a nationally recognized holiday. However, celebrations honoring motherhood have been identified as far back as the Greek & Roman times. As life situations change, finding appropriate ways to celebrate the day may be a challenge. Here are a few suggestions on how you can make the most of the day while honoring the women you love. * Try not to be selfish. Recognize that the women in your life may want to celebrate with their children. Know that your siblings may also want to share the day with your mom. * Make some new memories. Plan to simply spend time with your mom focused on an activity you both enjoy. * Relive good times. Many resources are available to create photo books where you can layout happy memories of days gone by to present to you mother or grandmother. These can be created in store, at places like Walgreens or Costco, or online with resources like Snapfish, Shutterfly and Picaboo. * Share the days with others. If your mom has passed away you may want to consider recognizing her by donating time or money to a charity that she would like. Check with your local nursing home to see if anyone could use a visitor on this day when family may be far away or otherwise engaged. * Honoring the mom-to-be. Pregnant women are already caring for the yet to be born child. Show her some love and support her transition to motherhood. Whatever way you choose to celebrate, or be honored yourself, recognize that all efforts whether grand or small come from a place of love and respect. Happy Mother’s Day.
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Seniors Barnesville Senior Center 229 E. Main St, Barnesville 740-425-9101 Bellaire Senior Center 3396 Belmont St, Bellaire 740-676-9473 Bethesda Senior Center 118 S. Main St, Box 243, Bethesda 740-484-1416 Centerville Senior Center 46642 Main St, (Centerville) Jacobsburg 740-686-9832 Colerain Senior Center Box 305 72581 US 250, Colerain 740-633-6823 Flushing Senior Center 208 High St, Flushing 740-968-2525 Glencoe Senior Center 3rd St., Box 91, Glencoe 740-676-4484 Guernsey County Senior Citizens Center 1022 Carlisle Avenue, Cambridge 740-439-6681 Lansing Senior Center 68583 Scott Rd, Box 353, Lansing 740-609-5109 Martins Ferry Senior Center 14 N. 5th St, Martins Ferry 740-633-3146 Monroe County Senior Services 118 Home Avenue, Woodsfiled Muskingum County Center for Seniors 200 Sunrise Center Drive, Zanesville 740-454-9761
Zumba- May 5, 12, 19 & 26 Exercise classes with zumba moves, thursdays in May from 9:00 a.m.- 10:00 a.m. Noble County Senior Services 300 Cumberland Street, Caldwell Powhatan Senior Center 97 Main St, Powhatan Point 740-795-4350 Secrest Senior Center Activities 201 High Street, Senecaville 740-685-6765 Auction- May 6 & 20 There will be a public auction from 6:00- 9:00 p.m. Come find items of fine quality and enjoy food provided by the Secrest Center. Doors open at 4:00 p.m. Bingo- May 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30 Mondays in May beginning at 6 p.m. join us for Bingo. Doors open at 4 p.m. Game Night- May 5, 12 & 26 Secrest Senior Center hosts game night for dominos and card games select Thursdays in May from 5:00-8:00 p.m. Sunday Dinner- May 1 & 15 Enjoy Sunday supper from 11:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m. St. Clairsville Senior Center 101 N. Market St, St. Clairsville 740-695-1944 Tuscarawas County Senior Center 200 Sunrise Center Drive, Zanesville 740-454-9761 Wine Trip- May 18 Come join us on this fun and exciting day trip as we travel to several winery’s in nearby counties! We will enjoy a tour and a lunch at Raven’s Glenn Winery. Call the center for the updates and pricing. Event will be from 8:30-5:00 p.m.
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OLDER ADULT EXTRAVAGANZA!!!
“Vegas, Baby!!!” May 11, 2016 from 10:00am - 2:00pm at Pritchard-Laughlin Civic Center 7033 Glenn Highway, Cambridge, OH
For adults 60 and over and their caregivers! Admission is FREE! The first 300 attendees receive a special gift! Contests! Door prizes! Concession Stand (THEO’S!!!)! Fun Factor Photo Booth! Pound Partners! Columbus Zoo! Free Health Screenings! FREE mini-massages by Jacqueline’s Day Spa! Bill and Barb Marling will be entertaining in the theater! Need local transportation? Call the Senior Center at 439-6681
Lots of information from agencies covering the area! Lots of give-aways! Sponsors to date: Area Agency on Aging, Region 9; Simply EZ Home Delivered Meals; Northside Oxygen and Medical Equipment; DeCaria Brothers Pharmacies; Ohio Department of Insurance; Summit Acres, Inc.; Southeastern Med; Ten Lakes Center; Fosterbridge, Inc.; Guernsey County Senior Center; Shrivers Pharmacy/Coler Pharmacy Now & Then • 47
The Last Word
The happiest heart that ever beat Was in some quiet breast That found the common daylight sweet, And left to Heaven the rest
- John Vance Cheney
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120 N. 11th St. • Cambridge
Mr. James M. Law Mr. Jacob Koch President Director
Mr. Kris R. Gibson Director
Helping Area Families Through Difficult Times Since 1924 Now & Then • 49
Solutions For A Better Tomorrow Adults, children, and/ or families who suffer from emotional, behavioral, and substance abuse problems have needs that are specific and unique in nature. The professionals at CRBHS work with each client to develop a customized treatment program catered to meet these needs through individual, family, group counseling and case management services.
Vivitrol Treatment The first and only once-monthly non-addictive treatment injection shown to prevent relapse to opioid dependence following detox and treatment of alcohol dependence. Contact the office to receive more information on this service and to schedule your appointment!
Now Offering Psychiatric Services For Adults and Children Psychiatric services include: • Psychiatric Assessment and diagnosis by licensed and board certified Psychiatrist • Psychiatric medication evaluation and management • Consultation and Treatment With an Adult Board Certified Psychiatrist and a Child & Adolescent Board Certified Psychiatrist on staff, contact Cedar Ridge for your psychiatric/medication needs today!
Group Therapy Services SUBSTANCE ABUSE Early Intervention Groups Relapse Prevention Groups Family Education Groups Adolescent AoD Education
MENTAL HEALTH Anger Management & Conflict Resolution Grief & Loss Emotional Regulation Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Intensive Outpatient Program - NEW
The areas only Licensed Intensive Outpatient Program. This program provides structured therapy three days a week. Clients typically spend 9-15 hours per week in the program. Morning, Afternoon, and Evening sessions are available. The treatment model is evidence-based and a combination of nationally recognized programs, motivation enhancement therapy, and cognitive behavioral therapy. Contact Us Today!
CRBHS is dually licensed by the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services and holds a 3-year accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) in integrated Mental Health & AoD Services.
1225 Woodlawn Ave • Suite 104 • Cambridge • email@example.com • www.crbhs.org Now & Then • 50