March 10, 1966
Ralph Buckley was in to pay his subscription last week and made the interesting comment that his parents’ engagement was in the first issue of The Pocahontas Times in 1882 and the paper has always been in the home.
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Larry Arbogast killed a 22 pound wildcat on Robins Fork, back of Briery Mountain, on Saturday. It was a large old time gray wildcat.
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John C. Sharp saw a lively groundhog running down the road and across a snow bank on the other side of Elk on February 28.
Mrs. Jean Dulaney Whiting, of Hyattsville, Maryland, formerly of Buckeye, received word that her husband, Larry Whiting, was in a hospital in the Philippines after being wounded in Viet Nam. He lost his right leg near the knee. Plans were to move him to Walter Reed Hospital by this weekend. Larry is a paratrooper. The Whitings have three small children. Larry is the son of Harry Whiting.
Marlinton High School
The Juniors have chosen their play; it is a comedy called January Thaw. They hope to have it ready for presentation near Easter.
Hillsboro High School
Spring activities planned by the seniors to help pay for their Washington trip include a cakewalk, a play, a carnival and a “spring clean up campaign,” when they will be available for housecleaning, grass cutting, disposal of trash or whatever is needed to be done…
Honors achieved by members of this year’s senior class to date are: Karen Chappell, the Betty Crocker Homemaker Award. Karen was also selected as “Sweetheart” by the FFA. Patricia Pritt was selected by popular vote of the school body as Homecoming Queen. Pat is also head majorette. Elizabeth McNeel was chosen attendant to Miss Red Devil. Liz is also president of the Student Council.
The junior class elected the following officers: President, Glennis Kerns; Vice-President, Dennis Kerns; Secretary, Monna Thompson; Treasurer, Gary Tenney.
Members of the junior class who are active in sports are Larry and Gary Tenney, Eddie Lacy, George Gladwell, Tommy VanReenan, Johnny Burks and Louis McCarty.
Elsie Hill, Pat Rose, Monna Thompson and Frances Wilfong are cheerleaders. Karen Westfall and Martha Edgar are majorettes.
The sophomore class officers are: President, Pat Clutter; Vice-President, Beverly Hill; Secretary-Treasurer, Barbara Pritt.
John Davis, 30, of Hillsboro, a son of Mr. and Mrs. Garland Davis. Burial in Hill Chapel Cemetery.
Verlin “Morgan” Loudermilk, 71, of Buckeye, a son of the late D.W. and Susan Jane Beverage Loudermilk. Burial in Mountain View Cemetery with Masonic Rites.
Gary Ray Brown, age three, of Renick, son of Mr. and Mrs. Caden Brown. Burial in the Sunrise Cemetery at Jacox.
Laura Jane and William David, Jr., infant twins of Mr. and Mrs. William D. Buzzard of Roanoke, Virginia. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. William H. Buzzard, of Huntersville.