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Fifty-Years-Ago

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Thursday,

October 31, 1963

From the desk of

Mrs. Jane Price Sharp

 

Southern States is tearing down the Slaven Building to make a loading area. The Golden garage building on Second Avenue is also coming down.

Roscoe Bennett caught a small mouth bass up the river last week that measured 19 and one half inches in length and weighed four pounds and ten ounces.

 

Panthers in Virginia

We got behind on this report but haven’t had any word that the animal was ever caught. L. L. Dilley, of Covington, sent several clippings about a mystery beast at Iron Gate that attacked and wounded cattle and hogs on several farms there. The animal bit or clawed large chunks of flesh but did not fatally injure the livestock. All kinds of descriptions were given but a reliable witness, who was reported to have seen it in daylight, identified it as a mountain lion, reddish yellow in color, five to six feet long and weighing 79 to 100 pounds.

 

Weather

Three inches of snow on Kennison Mountain Tuesday morning with a little melting snow everywhere during the day. Welcome rain, though light, for several days.

 

Our Boys in Service

Pvt. Carol R. Puffenbarger, son of Mrs. Elsie V. Puffenbarger, has enlisted in the U. S. Army and is now stationed at Fort Knox Training Center. Carol is a graduate of Hillsboro High School. He was president of his class in 1961, a member of the National Honor Society and a member of the FFA. He was called for training September 30, 1963. He says he likes Army better than farming.

Private Samuel Lester Landis, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ray Landis, enlisted in the U. S. Army September 1963. He is stationed in Fort Knox, Kentucky Army Training Center. He is a graduate of Hillsboro High School and president of the class of 1963.

Pvt. Roger Morgan, son of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Morgan, of Hillsboro, enlisted in the U. S. Army July 1963. Pvt. Morgan graduated from Hillsboro and played on the football team.

 

BIRTHS

Born to Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Fitzgerald, of Marlinton, a daughter.

Born to Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Triplett, of Baltimore, Maryland, a son.

Born to Mr. and Mrs. Ernest E. White, Jr. of Minnehaha Springs, a daughter, Irene June.

 

DEATHS

Dennie Samuel Ruckman, age 74, of Hillsboro; born at Mill Point, a son of the late Millard Filmore and Eliza Jane Smith Ruckman. Burial in Oak Grove Cemetery with Masonic Rites.

James G. Keyes, aged 71, of Mountain Grove, Virginia; born at Alvon; burial in the Mountain Grove Cemetery.

 

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