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Thursday, July 23, 1964

From the desk of Mrs. Jane Price Sharp

The National Science Camp closed last weekend with reports of a well managed camp. This week the 4-Hers are camping there.

The engineers have been making test core drills this week on the proposed site of a dam on the East Fork of the Greenbrier.

The Earl Devers have about completed a new home on Beard Heights.

Robert Bolden has moved in his new home at Seebert, which was built by Claude W. Bruffey, of Hillsboro.

Work is in progress on a home on Hamilton Hill by Dr. and Mrs. L. E. Rexrode.

Mike Daniels suffered head and possibly other injuries Sunday night when the car in which he was riding wrecked on Stony Creek. The car, a Corvair, driven by Raymond Pryor, turned over several times on a curve at the old Republic sawmill. Pryor was hospitalized for minor injuries and another passenger, Bobby Beverage, escaped unhurt.

Crede Dunbrack suffered a broken shoulder and some broken ribs when a tree limb fell on him Tuesday.

Bears

There have been many reports of bear activity this summer in the Williams River and Cranberry areas. Ranger Dick Finley, of Richwood, reports they are damaging the signs in the back country, tearing some to pieces. Some think the bear is trying to show both humans and other bears that it is his territory. Another theory is that the bear likes to eat the paint and chemicals put on the signs. Mr. Finley says he has had experience with bears in Maine causing destruction, seeking out paint, turpentine, etc. and also tearing away fresh paint used to mark trees. Anyway, they wish they would stop as it is expensive repairing and replacing the signs.

Class Reunion

The Senior Class of 1959 of Hillsboro High School met at Watoga State Park July 4 for a reunion of their five years since graduation. Emery L. Anderson, Jr. the senior class sponsor and homeroom teacher for four years, who is now principal of White Sulphur Springs High School, met with the group along with Mrs. Anderson and their four sons.

Members of the Senior Class of 1959 and their families who attended were: Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Sharp, and son, Greg, of Mill Point, (former Dixie Kershner); Mr. and Mrs. Charles Fisher, of Summersville, (former Midge Kramer); Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Player, and daughter, Donna, of Raleigh, North Carolina, (former Eloise Ruckman); Mrs. Forrest Cloonan, of Hopewell, Virginia, (former Ann Hilleary); Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Hickman and daughter, of Washington, D. C.; Norman Walker, of Lobelia, and Lanty McNeel, of Hillsboro.

BIRTHS

Born to Mr. and Mrs. Harold Beard, of Auto, a daughter, named Tracy Lynn.

Born to Gy. Sergeant and Mrs. Robert J. Workman, of Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, a son, named Donald Jennings.

DEATHS

Clyde L. Perkins, 52, of Huntersville, died of a heart attack while working with the Forest Service in the woods above Rimel; a son of Joseph and Lizza Long Perkins; burial in the Beaver Creek Cemetery.

Marvin Slagle, 49, of Minnehaha Springs; a son of Mrs. Cetra Slagel, of Patriot, Ohio, and the late Ezra Slagle; burial in the Alderman Cemetery.

Vernon Pole McLaughlin, 76, of Mountain Grove, Virginia; a son of the late Harper and Etta J. McLaughlin; burial in the Warm Springs Cemetery.

John Spencer Ware, 66, of Staunton, Virginia, died in Marlinton, after a four months’ illness. Born in Randolph County, a son of Jacob George and Sarah Magdalene Hamrick Ware; burial in the Union Presbyterian Church Cemetery.

Ulysses Grant Dean, 57, of Spotswood, New Jersey, died of a heart attack in Marlinton while visiting relatives. Born at Huntersville, he was the son of the late David and Lucy Dean; burial in the Wilfong Cemetery.

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