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Fifty Years Ago

Thursday, March 13, 1969 AWARD Presentation of medals posthumously to Sergeant John R. (Chipper) Williams, by a representative of the Commanding General, First United States Army – Major David A. Noake, of the Virginia Military School...

Fifty Years Ago

Thursday, March 6, 1969 Our Boys in Service Sp-5 William C. Vandevender returned home December 3, after a year of duty in Vietnam. He is now stationed in Freiburg, Germany. Army Specialist Four Dewey H. Ervine, Jr.,...

Fifty Years Ago

Thursday, October 24, 1968 Mrs. Walls, of Seebert, found a hornet’s nest on her rose bush not over two feet from the ground. This is supposed to predict a mild winter. We hope so any...

Fifty Years Ago

Thursday, August 21, 1969 Killed in Viet Nam Word was received last Wednesday, August 18, 1969, of the death in Viet Nam of Major Kenneth Hamrick, 32, son of Dr. K. J. Hamrick. Major Hamrick’s wife and...

Fifty Years Ago

Thursday, November 27, 1968 Eldridge McComb cut a white oak in Burr’s Valley last week, and the rings showed the tree to be over 200 years old. The interesting part, though, was that the top...

Fifty Years Ago

Thursday, November 21, 1968 BEAR Richwood News Leader Editor Bronson McClung tells of Ed Buck’s encounter with a bear in Pocahontas while he was bow hunting recently. Mr. Buck, a well-known naturalist, is the father of...

Fifty Years Ago

Thursday, March 20, 1969 Robert McComb, Jr., entered the Army on March 4 and is now training as a Flight Warrant Officer at Fort Polk, Louisiana. - - - Ilean Walton saw a groundhog Monday. She reports...

Fifty Years Ago

Thursday, October 31, 1968 About an inch of snow accumulated on the mountains Friday night for the first snow. Someone said The Pocahontas Times used to report the first snow with the old prediction that...

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