Fifty Years Ago
Thursday, February 9, 1967
The groundhog saw his shadow early last Thursday and by nightfall snow was flying, only to warm up again. A little snow again Saturday night. Tuesday six inches of snow gave the children a school holiday.
Henry Arnout Yeager, Jr. “Butch” was graduated in January from Concord College with a Bachelor of Science degree. He has accepted a position as a science teacher in a junior high school in Montgomery County, Maryland.
L. T. “Tommy” Meadows is the new pharmacist at Marlinton Drug, Inc. He comes here from Crab Orchard, where he was connected with Thompson Drug.
Mr. Meadows, a native of Crab Orchard, attended Woodrow Wilson High School in Beckley, as did his wife, the former Emma McComas, also of Crab Orchard. He graduated from Ohio Northern University in Ada, Ohio, in 1962.
The Meadows have three daughters, Kathleen 5, Terri, 2, and Denise, 1. They are living temporarily in the Totten’s house at Mill Point.
Homemaker of Tomorrow
Carole Ann Stemple, by finishing first in a written homemaking knowledge and aptitude examination for Senior girls, became Marlinton High School’s 1967 Betty Crocker Homemaker of Tomorrow…
This program was instituted by General Mills during the 1954 – 55 school year with three objectives: 1. To enhance the dignity and prestige of the American home. 2. To stimulate interest in homemaking, and 3. To emphasize the outstanding contributions to the home being made by high school teachers.
Carole Ann is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Stemple, of Marlinton…
Nurses Ask For Raise
The seven registered nurses of the Pocahontas Memorial Hospital appeared before the Board of Trustees Monday night and requested a $100 a month raise and asked for an answer within a week. There were only three board members present so another meeting will be held next week.
This is a matter concerning the public, since the hospital is publicly owned and this may affect either prices of care or even closing the hospital…
A nurse has one day off each week, with three days in addition off per month, working 23 days. They get paid for ten sick days and three weeks vacation. Their base pay is $354 month or $314 after deduction for hospitalization, retirement, Social Security, etc…
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Richard Cutlip, of William-son, a son, named Tracy Allan.
Mrs. Nancy Eartha Lindsay Barnett, 82, of Dunmore; a daughter of the late John M. and Sarah M. Lindsay. Burial in the Lindsay Cemetery.
Mrs. Virgie Gibson Chambers, 72, of Elk Route, Marlinton; a daughter of the late Joseph and Amanda Higgins Gibson. Burial in the Gibson Cemetery.
Henry Clark Baxter, 49, of Marlinton; a son of Mrs. Margaret Baxter VanReenan and the late W. Elmer Baxter. Burial in the Cochran Cemetery.
Raymond Howard Turner, 45, of Tinsman, Arkansas, formerly of Mill Point; a son of the late James and Mary Gabbert Turner. Burial in the Earnest Cemetery near Tinsman.
Mrs. Lucy Marshall, 91, of Valley Head; born at Edray, a daughter of the late Hamilton and Laura Alderman Gay. Burial in the Mingo Cemetery.
Mrs. W. Summers Hoover, 74, of Scottsville, Virginia; born at Wesley Chapel, a daughter of the late William and Melvia Curry Akers. Burial in the Green Hill Cemetery at Churchville, Virginia.