Published On: Wed, Mar 12th, 2014

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Thursday, March 13, 1964

From the desk of Mrs. Jane Price Sharp

Flood

A warm rain last Wednesday night really moved the snow and flooded the creeks and river. Ilean Walton, who reads the river gauge at Buckeye, said the highest reading Thursday was 14.33 feet, which was the highest since October 15, 1954, when it was 15.4 feet. Bill Buckley says that was Hurrican Hazel weather. The normal reading is about 3 feet. The record book calls 15 feet flood stage but Thursday’s water was flood stage for many basements in Marlinton.

When the river was an hour past the crest, Robert Jacobson and William McNeel took a canoe trip down the river. They left below the Board of Education building on Knapps Creek at 4:20 and were in Seebert at 5 minutes to 6. The trip was made easily on the full waters but Mr. Jacobson has had a good deal of canoeing experience on the Cheat River and Mr. McNeel has had some practice so it isn’t recommended for inexperienced boaters.

H.H.S

The Hillsboro Pep Club will sponsor a dance, March 13, in the high school gym and Miss “Red Devil” will be crowned at intermission.

Miss “Red Devil” is Miss Sharon VanReenen, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Hubert VanReenen, of Beard.

The senior attendant is Miss Elizabeth Workman, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James A. Workman, of Hillsboro.

The junior attendant to the queen is Miss Barbara Switzer, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Cecil E. Switzer, of Falls Church, Virginia.

Miss Karen Chappell, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Chappell, of Hillsboro, is the sophomore attendant.

The freshman attendant to the queen is Miss Martha Edgar, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Tom C. Edgar, of Hillsboro.

The theme of the dance will be “Moonlight and Music.”

BIRTHS

Born to Mr. and Mrs. Charles Arbogast, of Boyer, a sons named Timothy Amos.

Born to Mr. and Mrs. Merle Robinson, of Marlinton, a son, named Gerald Lee.

Born to Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Wilfong, of Mill Point, a daughter named Carolyn Sue.

Born to Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Mann, of Marlinton, a daughter named Kimberly Sue.

Born to Mr. and Mrs. James Tyree, of Buckeye, a daughter named Elizabeth Darlene.

Born to Mr. and Mrs. George Dunbrack, of Buckeye, a daughter.

Born to Mr. and Mrs. Randall Price, Jr., of Roanoke, Virginia, a daughter, named Terri Laine.

Born to Mr. and Mrs. Richard Whiting, of Hyattsville, Maryland, a daughter, Cynthia Ann.

Born to Mr. and Mrs. Donald G. VanReenen, of Hyattsville, Maryland, a son, Donald Joseph.

DEATHS

Mrs. Ida McClure, age 98, of Marlinton, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Cora Gibson, on Elk. Service at the Slaty Fork Church.

Mrs. Nancy Cook, age 75, of Buckeye; daughter of the late James and Ebbie Mullins; a member of the Advent Christian Church; burial in the Oak Grove Cemetery.

Mrs. Caroline Crouch Edgar, age 75; widow of Allen P. Edgar, lawyer and prosecuting attorney of Pocahontas County who died in 1937.

Mrs. Nancy E. Collins, aged 86; a daughter of the late John Calvin and Mary Ann Moran, of Buckeye; burial in the Cloonan Cemetery at Buckeye.

William R. Crockett, age 43, of Athens; son of the late Thomas E. and Allie Ruth Bratton Crockett; burial in the Crockett Cemetery on Athens Road.

 

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