April 28, 1966
David Mason and Bill McNeel went from Marlinton to Renick Station by canoe on the Greenbrier April 16, taking about 10 hours. They saw lots of ducks, gulls, several cranes, two beavers and some squirrels.
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Ivan VanReenen’s dog brought in a head from a walleyed pike. The size indicated a 12-14 pound fish.
Richard Dale, formerly superintendent of Holly River State Park, has been transferred to the superintendent’s job at Watoga State Park. Herb Robinson, who has been at Watoga for about five years, will be superintendent of Lost River State Park. Albert Eskins, who was assistant superintendent at Watoga, will go to Cedar Creek State Park.
On Saturday, May 7, the Cass Scenic Railroad will operate a train for railfans and photographers. This special trip is sponsored by the Old Dominion Chapter of the National Railway Historical Society and the Department of Natural Resources. Two engines, pro-bably numbers 5 and 7, will be used and they will pull the train instead of pushing it, as is usual.
Hillsboro Band Concert
The Annual Spring Concert of the Hillsboro Band will be given Tuesday evening, May 3, at 8:00 p.m. in the Hillsboro Auditorium. The program will feature a Symphonic Poem for clarinet and saxophone and band, with two senior soloists, Phyllis Hill and Elizabeth McNeel Workman. Other seniors in the band are Judy Workman, Jenny Workman and Sandy Rose, all of the percussion section. Patricia Pritt, head majorette, is also a senior.
Frances Eskridge, the director, announces an interesting program of classics, folk music, and marches. The Dance Band will play a group of popular numbers and the majorettes will perform.
Jack Cook, of Elkins, was killed April 20 on Friel’s Run, when logs rolled off a truck on him. He was employed by Brown Campbell under contract to Burruss Lumber Company. Services and burial in Elkins.
Ward Lantz, 39, died in Baltimore, Maryland; son of Mrs. Icie Cleek and the late John Lantz. Burial in Mountain View Cemetery.
Houston E. Gaylor, 85, of Huntersville; son of the late Joseph E. and Angeline McComb Gaylor. Burial in Beaver Creek Cemetery.
Mrs. Winnie Godfrey Mitchell, 71, of Campbelltown; a daughter of the late Charles and Elizabeth McCord Godfrey. Burial in Mitchell Cemetery in Roanoke, Virginia.
Mrs. Mary Virginia McFerrin, 86, of Renick. Burial in Rosewood Cemetery north of Lewisburg.
Grover W. Friel, son of the late John and Matilda Moss Friel. Burial in the Longview Memorial Park in Longview, Washington.
Mrs. Lola Agness Pritt, 62. Burial in Mountain View Cemetery.