Published On: Wed, Jun 11th, 2014

Fifty-Years-Ago

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Thursday, June 11, 1964

From the desk of Mrs. Jane Price Sharp

 

Pocahontas Belle

Mrs. Rachel Woodell has been selected to represent Pocahontas County at the State Folk Festival in Glenville. Her home is in Green Bank, where she has spent all her married life. Her husband passed away in 1923 and left her with five small children to support. Before her marriage she had taught in the public schools for five years. After her husband’s death she resumed teaching school, and was the first grade teacher in Green Bank School for 33 years. She has been retired for the past six years.

 

Archery Champion

Mrs. Merle Wimer, of Marlinton, again won the West Virginia State Open Championship, Ladies Instinctive Division, at the State Open Archery Tournament at Summersville on Memorial Day weekend with 129 archers participating.

 

Alumni Banquet

The Hillsboro Alumni Association held its annual banquet on May 23, 1964, in the Hillsboro High School with Mrs. Mary Hilleary, president, presiding. Mrs. Hallie Plymale, of Kenova, sang, “Memories,” for the old graduates and “Never Walk Alone’ for the new graduates and also led in group singing. Frederick Burr, of Dayton, Ohio, a graduate in the class of 1932, served as toastmaster. Moffett McNeel, Jr. held a short Memorial Service for those graduates who passed away during the past year.

 

Re-Evaluation

North Central “Re-evaluation” of Marlinton High School.

Commendations:

The visiting team wishes to commend Marlinton High School for:

1.  Excellent Self-Study

2. Good organization of the School

3.   Wholesome Attitude of the Staff and Student body.

4. Dedicated and Hard Working Librarian.

5. Helpful Guidance Ser-vices Given By the Class Faculty Advisors and the Principal.

6. Classroom Instructional Program

(a)  The Social Studies Instruction.

(b) The Home Economics Program

(c)  Commerce and Business Educational Program

(d) Physical Education Program

(e)  Foreign Language Instructional Program

7.  Student Program. Yearbook

8.  Good Cooperation and Attitude of the Limited County Health Services

 

BIRTHS

Born to Marine Major and Mrs. Dallas Ray Walker a son named Rambridge Ray.

Born to Sp 4 and Mrs. Ray McLaughlin, of Hampton, Virginia, a daughter.

Born to Mr. and Mrs. Wallace Simmons, a daughter named Cynthia June.

Born to Mr. and Mrs. William Taylor, of Dunmore, a daughter named Roberta Lee.

Born to Mr. and Mrs. Robert Crone, Jr. of Hampton, Virginia, a daughter named Susan Irene.

Born to Mr. and Mrs. Everett McCoy, of Beard, a daughter.

Born to Mr. and Mrs. Kyle McCarty, of Dunmore, a son named Kyle Lee.

 

DEATHS

Stanford Walter Scott, 46, of Marlinton; son of Mrs. Retha Scott and the late Clarence G. Scott.

Harrison F. Underwood, 76, of Huntersville; a son of the late Wesley and Catherine Moore Underwood. Burial in the Beaver Creek Cemetery.

Mrs. Anna Ruth Moss Dumire, 50, of Elk Route; a daughter of the late Robert and Mandy Gilmore Moss. Burial in the Gibson Cemetery on Elk.

Oliver Raymond Pryor, 75, of Princeton. Burial in the Resthaven Memorial Park.

Mrs. Maude Estella Ray, 82, of Durbin; a daughter of the late John and Mary Ann Shipman Slayton. Burial in the Boyer Cemetery.

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