Fifty Years Ago
May 21, 1964
From the desk of Mrs. Jane Price Sharp
Pocahontas Wool Tops Sale
The Pocahontas County Wool Pool, selling as a regional lot, topped the state sale held last Tuesday in Clarksburg. The Pocahontas wool, 60,000 pounds in volume, sold for 75.33 cents per pound which is the highest price paid for wool in Virginia, North Carolina and West Virginia sales held during recent weeks.
The Fred Whitaker Company of Philadelphia which has bought the Pocahontas wool for several years was again the successful bidder.
“Pocahontas County certainly has developed a reputation for delivering top quality wool,” comments County Agent Walter Jett, “and it is hoped that every producer will make every effort to keep his wool dry and tied clean with all rejects bagged separately. All wool must be tied with paper twine, bagged tightly, and the bags tied with a cotton or paper string. Keep all baler twine away from the wool and wool bags,” concludes Jett.
Green Bank Honor
Donna Riley, the seventeen year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. June Riley, of Green Bank, has been chosen Valedictorian of the Senior Class of 1964 at Green Bank High School. Her plans for the future are to enroll at Glenville State College and study English.
Karen Sue Kane, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Kane, Jr., of Cass, has been chosen as the Salutatorian of the Class of 1964 at Green Bank High School. Karen currently plans to enter Alderson Broaddus College in Philippi, where she will study nursing.
Vivian Sharp who made the highest score on the West Virginia Golden Horseshoe test in Pocahontas County, won an additional award for being among the top ten in the entire State.
She received a record of 12 Academy Award songs as a gift from B & H Tire Company, of Buckhannon. Her sister, Darlene, was a county winner last year. They are daughters of Mr. and Mrs. Austin Sharp, of Marlinton.
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Karen Colburn made the highest out of 15 juniors on the National Merit Scholarship Test.
The Lions Club will honor the Golden Horseshoe winners May 28.
The F. H. A. met Thursday. Degrees for service were given to Alice Kelley, Eileen Kelley, Betty Miller, Sharon Shrader and Nancy Tibbs.
The following officers were installed: president – Karen Colburn; vice president – Nancy Tibbs; secretary – Dolores Jackson; treasurer – Linda McNellan; parliamentarian – Paula Beverage; historian – Diana Robinson; reporter – L. J. McElwee; and song leaders – Linda Hockenberry and Harriet Johnson.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Stanley R. Hall, of Richmond, Virginia, a daughter named Shannon Denise.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Donovan McLaughlin, of Keating Summit, Pennsylvania, a son, named Duane Lee.
Miss Maude Burner, age 81, of Marlinton, formerly of Bartow.
Hubert James Pyles, age 52, of Seebert; burial in the Ruckman Cemetery.
Baby Woodell, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. John C. Wooddell, of Cass; burial in Oak Grove Cemetery.
Thomas Paul Frederick Philips, age 56, of Mill Point, a son of the late William Richard and Ada Phillips; burial in the Stamping Creek Cemetery.
Newman Oakey Hinkle, age 66, of Beard Heights; born in Little levels, a son of the late Jake and Molly Perkins Hinkle. Burial in the Sharp Cemetery on Stamping Creek.
Robert C. Dilley, Jr. age 39, of Lewisburg, a son of Robert Cecil Dilley, formerly of Huntersville. Burial in the Oak Lawn Cemetery at Barboursville.