Published On: Wed, Aug 27th, 2014

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Thursday, August 27, 1964

 

We let last week pass without mentioning the cold spell. On August 15 the temperature reports varied from 32 in Green Bank District, 34 on Williams River, to 36 and 38 in Marlinton. Most places were protected by fog, but gardens were reported killed on Elk

Worth special note are the two beds of lovely asters on the Marlinton Post Office lawn.

I. B. Francisco in July caught a large-mouth bass, 22 inches long, weighing seven pounds, measuring 19 inches around the middle, in Warner’s lake on Williams River. He said it was about like a pig on the end of a fishing line. Snowden Rogers did the official measuring and Mr. Francisco’s picture is to be in the Conservation Magazine soon.

 

Cass Train

Paid passengers on the Cass Train [as of] Tuesday totaled 23,155, passing last year’s total. On Sunday there was a record crowd of 1,195.

 

School

Children will be returning to the schools of Pocahontas County this week and motorists are reminded to be extra careful in their driving remembering the 15 miles an hour speed limit in school zones and to stop as a bus is loading or unloading.

City Policeman Stanley Wooddell tells us the town has painted cross walks and the word SCHOOL in big yellow letters on streets approaching the Marlinton school. He urges motorists to be watchful for the thousand or more students who will be going to school each day.

 

Vesper Program

Miss Madeline McNeill’s Buckeye White Savages 4-H Club will present a Vesper Program for the Swago Home Demonstration Club at the Lower Buckeye Church on Sunday, August 30, at 6:30 p.m. The group will then go to the Buckeye Schoolhouse for a wiener roast given by the Club for both Miss McNeill’s and Mrs. Gladwell’s 4-H clubs

 

Brownsburg News

Mrs. Mary Davis has returned to Columbus, Ohio, after spending her vacation with Mr. and Mrs. Leal Truss and other relatives and friends in Brownsburg and Marlinton.

Mr. and Mrs. Sanford Boggs, Lee and Inez, and Mrs. Mabel C. Boggs accompanied Mrs. Inez Massey back to Johnstown, Pennsylvania.

Kenneth Lacy, of Plainfield, New Jersey, is visiting his mother, Mrs. Margaret Lacy, in Marlinton, and grandmother, Mrs. Emma Lacy, in Seebert.

Miss Charlotte Lacy has returned to her home in Marlinton after spending her vacation with her brother, Robert Lacy, of Delaware.

Moody Wilson, Phillip Daughterty, Ernestine Maurice and Miss Josephine Boggs, of Brownsburg, Justin Peter Kabwe, of Northern Rhodesia, accompanied Rev. and Mrs. Carl E. Boggs to Lewisburg, where Rev. and Mrs. Beecher Ward held services at John Wesley Methodist Church Sunday, July 19.

Miss Effie Walker remains ill at her home in Brownsburg.

 

BIRTHS

Born to Mr. and Mrs. Samuel McNeel, of Hillsboro, a daughter, named Barbara Lee.

 

DEATHS

Mrs. Cora L. Shinaut, age 80, of Marlinton; a daughter of the late Wilham Roman and Mary Perkins Roman; burial in Mountain View Cemetery

Miss Gustava Alberta Barnes, age 51, of Marlinton; a daughter of the late Richard and Ida Robertson Barnes; a telephone operator at the Denmar State Hospital; burial in the Brownsburg Cemetery.

Miss Sheila Juanita Slavens, age 25; daughter of Hal K. Slavens and the late Flossie Townsend Slavens; resided with her uncle, Jess Townsend, since infancy; burial in the Bethel Cemetery.

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