Four charged in overdose death Underage felonies strain county system Fayetteville looks forward to 2018 celebration Russellville council discusses underground tanks in village Marilyn A Wren Larry E Carter Virginia L McQuitty Practices get underway for fall sports Jays soon to begin quest for SHAC title Western Brown to hold Meet the Teams Night and OHSAA parent meeting Aug. 8 Norville F Hardyman Carol J Tracy James Witt Hundreds of Narcan doses used in 2016 Heavy weekend rain causes flooding and damaged roads Child Focus hosts Chamber of Commerce meeting Mary F McElroy Broncos out to defend SBAAC American Division soccer title Bronco 5K to take place Aug. 5 EHS volleyball team ready for new season Michael C Cooper Raymond Mays Harry E Smittle Jr Mary A Flaugher Western Brown’s Leto excels in Australia Rockets ready for 1st season in SBAAC Paddling, hiking activities available at Ohio State Parks SB Warriors get set to hit gridiron for 2nd year of varsity football Scotty W Johnson Glenna V Moertle Ricky L Hoffer Ruth E Ward David A Watson Janet L Dotson Vilvie S King Steven C Utter Cropper joins Fallis at Bethel-Tate Local kids find success in world of martial arts 13th annual Bronco 5K Run and Fitness Walk set for Aug. 5 Teams compete in memory of Randy Fulton Mike W Smith Roger Helton David A Borders Timothy E Argenbright Joseph W Sherrill Frances K Pedigo Cecil N Graham Sawyers charged in sex for heroin plot Group demands changes at ELSD Blanche Malblanc Pauline L Kirk Over 70 take part in 11th Joe Myers 5K Classic Lions Club 4th of July Festival brings outdoor fun to Ripley ODNR reminds visitors to swim safe this summer Changes in high school track and field/cross country rules include school issued and approved uniforms Betty L Philpott Judy B Williams Billie J Russell Remembering Ravye 25 attend volleyball camp in Fayetteville Western Brown hosts Pee Wee Football Camp Eugene L Baumann Kids enjoy a ‘Touch-a-Truck’ event in Mt. Orab New police chief takes over in Fayetteville BC Chamber moving forward on 2017 SummerFest Two killed in wrong way crash in Mt. Orab Jack Hamilton Charles L Glover Maxine M Stires Western Brown youth basketball camps a success Leto to represent Team USA in Australia Broncos hard at work in preparation for fall season Eastern approves bowling team Phyllis Ruth Lois A Manley Eddie L Carr Thomas L Carnahan Cameron Barkley Walter J McGee Gary J Graham George D Johnson Walter F Crawford Jr Charles E Meranda Jr Corbin testifies before Ohio Senate Five arrested in Hamersville drug bust Neil Diamond tribute band coming Hyde finds home at Midway Youngsters work to improve on hoop skills at Eastern basketball camps Sizer named All-District Honorable Mention Western Brown’s Barnes earns All-State, All-District honors Local players compete in SWOFCA Ron Woyan East/West All-Star Game 6th annual Ravye Williams Memorial 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament set for June 24 Clarence E Teal Rosie B Poe Monard C Boots James P Conrad James T Dinser Scott J Swearingen Eastern’s Farris earns award for top 2-point field percentage in Ohio Georgetown’s Seigla earns All-District honors

Ronald L Palmer

Ronald Leray (Pete) Palmer, age 89 of the Georgetown Ohio Veteran’s Home passed  away Sunday morning November 20, 2016 at the Mt. Orab Mercy Medical Center.  Pete was born in Lawshe, Ohio on May 7, 1927. He was the third of ten children born  to James Thaddeus and Edna Maxwell Palmer. Pete was on the Cradle Roll at the  Flatrun Methodist Church and attended Flatrun School in first and second grade.  A 1945 Graduate of Belfast High School, Pete was an outstanding athlete. He entered  the U.S. Army on September 11, 1945 and served as a muleskinner at Fort Sill,  Oklahoma before being assigned to Germany in World War II being honorably  discharged on February 1, 1947.  He married Ann Snider on April 11, 1951. Together they operated a farm near  Belfast, Pete was active in the Belfast United Methodist Church serving as Sunday  School Superintendent for many years. He served on the Highland County Farm  Bureau Board, was a member of a Farm Bureaus Council, the Highland county  Feeder Pig Association and the North Adams High School Boosters. He was an avid  hunter, sports enthusiast, and card player. Above all, his greatest joy was his family.  Pete is survived by his six children; Barbara (Fred) Yochum of Mowrystown, Beverly  (Dale) Smiley of Seaman, Nancy (Roger) West of Mowrystown, Ronald L (Debbie)  Palmer, Jr. of Belfast, Charlie (Debbie) Palmer of Seaman, and John (Amy) Palmer of  Leesburg; four grandsons, fourteen granddaughters, seventeen great grandsons,  fifteen great granddaughters, two step grandchildren and three step great  grandchildren. Also surviving are two sisters Ilena Palmer and Effie Behm and a  brother, Dean (Sandy) Palmer all of the Belfast area, two sisters-in- law Gail Martin  of Canton, Ohio and Juanita Snider of Peebles, Ohio; one brother-in- law Robert (Luz)  Snider of Ann Arbor, Michigan. Thirty nieces and nephews and many cousins and  friends also survive.  Pete was predeceased by his wife, Ann (on October 17, 1982), his parents, four  brothers; Paul, Ed, Dale and Jim and two sisters; Anna Graham and Geneva Snider.  Following his career in farming, Mr. Palmer resided near Seaman for several years,  then relocated to the Ohio Veteran’s Home in Georgetown where he enjoyed trips,  volleyball, Poker, gardening and Bingo  A “Red, White and Blue” service was conducted at the Veteran’s Home on Sunday  with family, staff, and residents in attendance as a tribute to Mr. Palmer’s military  service. The family will receive friends at a visitation held on Tuesday November 22,  2016 from 4:00 PM until 8:00 PM at the Wallace-Thompson Funeral Home/ Lewis  Sullivan Chapel in Seaman, Ohio. Funeral Services will be held at the funeral home  on Wednesday November 23, 2016 at 2:00 PM with Richard Lloyd officiating. Burial  will follow at the Tranquility Cemetery, with military rights preformed by the  Adams County Honor Guard. Memorial Contributions can be made to the Ohio  Veterans Home Activity Fund.  To sign our online guestbook please visit us at  www.wallacethompsonfuneralhomes.com

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