April 7, 1966
In the County Graded School Tournament held at Durbin, Marlinton won first place, Durbin second place, and Cass won Third place.
The All-Tournament Team was as follows: Jack Varner, Green Bank; Harold Tyson, Cass; Joe White, Cass; David Slavin, Marlinton; Doug Wagner, Marlinton; Henry Shinaberry, Durbin; Jim Gragg, Durbin.
Best Foul Shot award went to Eddie Palmer, Durbin, and Best Cheerleading group award went to Green Bank.
Hillsboro High School
The Senior Class of Hillsboro High School is working on its play, “Everybody’s Getting Married,” by William Russell Moore. The play is being directed and produced by Frank Holstein.
Library news – With the recent donation of My Mother’s House to the Hillsboro Library by Bill Sperry of the El Poca Hotel, the collection of Pearl Buck books is almost completed. My Mother’s House by Pearl Buck is one of the recently published books selling for $100. Only 500 of these books were published. We are extremely fortunate to receive such a gift. You will notice that the author’s autograph appears in both Chinese and English.
Our Men in Service
Stewart H. Carpenter is spending a 20-day leave with his mother, Mrs. Georgia Carpenter, near Buckeye, after three months of Marine training at Parris Island, South Carolina, and Camp Lejune, North Carolina. He will report back to North Carolina, and from there will go to California where he will go to Motor Transport School for four weeks.
Johnnie L. Brown, son of the late Roscoe W. Brown, of Arbovale, and a 1951 graduate of Green Bank High School has been in the Air Force since graduating and is now serving in Viet Nam.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Corbett, of Cass, on Monday, March 28, 1996, a son, named John Amos.
Max Kramer, 66, of Durbin, a son of the late Jacob Hull and Kate Schrader Kramer. Burial in the Arbovale Cemetery.
Charles C. Galford, 82, of Marlinton, a son of the late John and Frances VanReenan Galford. Burial in the Cochran Cemetery.
Winters Long Ago
The storm in 1966 brings back memories of the winters long ago,
when grandma knit the family socks
while grandpa shoveled snow.
Sister baked the pumpkin pies
While brother chopped the wood.
And when they hollered, “Dinner time,”
Boy! Did it sound good.
Mom would shove the hot coals back
And bring out a big corn pone
Then she dished the dried beans up
That were cooked with a big ham bone.
We bowed our heads while Dad said grace
And thanked the Lord above
For all the blessings that He gave
And most of all His love.
Still, you folks who were living then,
We took time to enjoy it all.
At evening when the chores were done
we really had a ball
Mom played on the organ
While we all sang a tune
Shep lay on the hearth awhile
Then went out to chase a coon.
Sister popped some popcorn by the open fire
Grandma kept on knitting
in case the snow got higher
On Sunday we hitched the horse up
to the old belled sleigh
We gathered at the country church
to sing and hear the preacher pray.
He asked the Lord to bless us all
As we journeyed on our way.
I tell you folks we were living then
But far different from today.
– Mrs. Lloyd Waugh