March 22, 1966
A contract for a study to determine the ski industry potential in West Virginia was signed March 17 by the Economic Development Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce.
The 18-month study, representing a $72,300 EDA investment, will determine opportunities for successful development of selected ski sites in a four county area in the eastern part of the state. The four counties are: Greenbrier, Pocahontas, Randolph and Tucker.
The study was requested by the Department of Commerce. It will be conducted by Checchi and Company of Washington, D.C.
Our Men in Service
Sgt. Autry A. Arbogast is the radio operator in Special Forces at Camp Tay Ninh on the Laos Border.
William E. Clark, son of Mr. and Mrs. James H. Clark, of Marlinton, has been promoted to airman second class in the U.S. Air Force. Airman Clark is an air policeman at Bentwaters RAF Station, England. He is a member of the U.S. Air Force in Europe, the primary combat-ready air element of NATO’s defense forces.
Ernest White, son of Elmer C. White, of Durbin, left Germany February 24 for Viet Nam. In January 1966 he was given a 30 day furlough which he spent in Germany with his wife and baby before leaving for Viet Nam.
Sgt. William D. Buzzard has just been released from active duty after serving three years in the U.S. Army. He completed one year tour in Korea with the 1st Cavalry Division, one year at Fort Riley, Kansas with the 1st Infantry Division and from there to Viet Nam with the 1st elements of the 1st Infantry Division. He was stationed in Bien Haa and recently at Phu Zoi.
The theme of the monthly meeting of the Marlinton Pioneers 4-H club was “What is I.F.Y.E.?” The devotions consisted of scripture from Acts by Linda Calhoun, a reading by Vickie Richardson and a poem by Terry Wooddell.
The roll call was answered by each member reporting on what she had done on her project. A motion was made and seconded to send $2.00 to the I.F.Y.E. [International 4-H Youth Exchange] Fund.
The program given by Donna Sue Stemple consisted of a reading, I.F.Y.E., What it is, by Sue Smith; a reading about I.F.Y.E., by Nancy Bowen; reading on I.F.Y.E. in West Virginia, by Beth Jacobson; a talk on I.F.Y.E. was given by Trudy Rannells, the 4-H Club Agent.
Demonstrations and illustrated talks were as follows: How to Preserve Paintings, by Dianne Kellogg; How to make French Dressing, Sue Smith; a Talk on Safety, Shirley Tibbs; How to Make a Simple Toy, Donna Sue Stemple; The Five Types of Subjects in Photography, Terry Wooddell; Courtesy at the Table, Linda Jane Calhoun; Different Kinds of Horses, Vickie Richardson. – Reporter, Terry Wooddell
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Thomas McFadden, of Indianapolis, Indiana, a daughter, named Cheryl Lynne.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Tommy C. Vandevender, of Bartow, a son.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Guy Warner, of Durbin, a son.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Burner, of Durbin, a daughter.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Jimmie E. Sharp, of Columbus, Ohio, a daughter, named Doris Cherylene.
Pinkney Edwin Doyle, age 67, of Stony Bottom; a son of John and Edna Kramer Doyle. Burial in the Arbovale Cemetery.
Mrs. Maude Beard Ruckman, 55, of Beard, a daughter of the late Thomas Lee and Nettie Jane Callison Beard. Director of nurses at Denmar State Hospital. Burial in the Mountain View Cemetery.
Mrs. Leta Kershner Keene, 52, of Renick, was found dead near her home in the Greenbrier River. Death was attributed to an apparent accidental drowning. A daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Lonnie Kershner; burial in the Morningside Cemetery at Renick.
Mrs. Odessa Mary Alice Rider Gragg, 62, of Clover Lick; burial in Mountain View Cemetery.
Mrs. Pearl Stanley, 72, a member of the McMillion Methodist Church at Friars Hill. Burial in the church cemetery.
William Warwick Beard, 86, of Lost Creek, formerly of Hillsboro. Born at Beard, a son of the late Wallace W. and Prudence Hutton Beard. Burial in the Oak Grove Cemetery.