June 30, 1966
Mr. and Mrs. Bob Gay and two sons arrived last Wednesday from Uganda, East Africa, to visit their parents, Mrs. Lena Weatherholt and Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Gay. Mr. Gay has been with the Agricultural College under the direction of West Virginia University, for two years and they plan to return in a few weeks.
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We think Jack Smith will get the prize for the earliest tomato but let us know if you can beat this. Jack got a ripe yellow tomato last Wednesday.
Boys in Service
Sp-5 Arthur L. Scott has been reassigned to Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville, Alabama, after serving three years in Germany. He reported to his base in Huntsville, after a 30 day leave with this brother-in-law and sister, Rev. and Mrs. Carl E. Boggs and family.
Marine Pfc. Gary L. Hefner, son of Mr. and Mrs. Glen Hefner, of Edray, left Charleston Monday for Camp Pendleton, California, after spending 20 days with his wife and family. He graduated from Ammo Technician School at Quantico, Virginia, on May 28.
We have been blessed with much more rain than other sections – toward the eastern panhandle it has been over two months since a good rain. The last few days, though, have been hot and dry. The river dropped quickly. Ilean Walton, at Buckeye, says the river flow is 1.76, about normal for the season, and the rainfall thus far in June has been .98 inches. The highest temperature was 90 degrees on June 25, the lowest, 30 on June 1 and 2.
(This was written Monday. Tuesday brought thundershowers. Dog Days begin Sunday.)
William Cornelius, of Decatur, Georgia, originally from Huntersville, North Carolina, has accepted a call as pastor of Westminster and Huntersville Presbyterian Churches, and assistant pastor of Marlinton Presbyterian Church to serve Buckeye and Swago Chapels. Mr. Cornelius graduated in June from Columbia Theological Seminary; he previously had served in the Air Force and was in landscaping and farming before entering the ministry. He is married and the father of four children, a married daughter, two sons in college, and a son in the 11th grade.
Announcement has been made at Charleston that Ernest K. Shaw, Jr., of Marlinton, passed the examination of the State Board of Dental Examiners. He is one of 21 new dentists. Dr. Shaw will have his office in the First National Bank Building in Marlinton.
The fourth National Honor Science Camp got off to a good start Sunday, with nice weather and a nice group of visitors.
Governor Smith was made an honorary counselor and presented with a gold blazer. The boys from Hawaii brought pineapples and orchids to him. Congressman Staggers and Dr. Nesius were on the program. A pleasant topping was the serving of punch and cookies by local young ladies.
The following men will take office July 1 for the coming year in the Marlinton Lions Club:
J. B. Graham, President; Jim Waugh, First Vice President; Don Pryor, Second Vice President; Ed Wilson, Third Vice President; Harry Hockenberry, Secretary; Ed Wagner, Treasurer; I. B. Bumgardner, Tail Twister.
The Pine Grove Church in Arbovale was the scene Saturday afternoon, June 18, 1966, at three o’clock for the wedding of Miss Gloria Gail Riggsby, daughter of Mrs. June R. Galford, of Dunmore and the late C. H. Riggsby. and William D Clark Vandevender, son of Mr. and Mrs. Eston T. Vandevender, of Arbovale.
The ceremony was performed by Rev. Carl E. Boggs, of Marlinton.
A picnic reception was held in the church yard.
Emory Ware, 67, of Marlinton. Burial in Mountain View Cemetery.
Mrs. Ida B. Grimes, 91. The body will be taken to the home of Mrs. Bedford Shinaberry. Service at the Poage Lane Church.
Lee Hannah, 79, of Mingo; burial in Mountain View Cemetery.
Mrs. Linda Jane McNeel, 67, of Mill Point, a daughter of the late Francis G. and elizabeth Caroline Bobbitt McFerrin. Burial in the Oak Grove Cemetery.
H. P. Spitzer, 75, of Marlinton, a son of the late David F. Spitzer and Clara Scott Spitzer. Burial in Mountain View Cemetery.
Edgar P. Hendrick, 80, formerly of Hillsboro; burial in the Wallace Memorial Cemetery at Clintonville.