September 22, 1966
The H-P Store received considerable damage to its storefront Sunday night about 10:45 when it was hit by a car driven by David Michael Ferguson, of Elliston, Virginia, coming east on Rt. 39, after colliding with a car driven by Clair Hamilton, accompanied by Dexter Underwood, both of Hunt-ersville, which was going south on Second Avenue.
Rev. Thomas E. Henderson, of Churchville, Virginia, has accepted a call as pastor of the Liberty Presbyterian Church, Green Bank, Baxter Presbyterian Church, Dunmore, Cass Presbyterian Church, and Alexander Memorial Church at Stony Bottom.
He is married to the former Dorothy Genette Buchanan. They have three children, David, aged 19, Annette, 16, and John Forest, aged 12.
Adult Education Classes
School Superintendent Gray Cassell says teachers have been obtained for two beginners’ typing classes in the county, and they are awaiting final approval before classes can start.
The following courses can be taught if enough people are interested and a teacher is available: Arc Welding, Chain Saw Maintenance, Log Grading, Adult Class for Farming, Drafting for Beginners, Typing for Beginners, Home Nursing Care.
Please write immediately to the Board of Education if you are interested in taking any of these classes in preparation for gainful employment.
Our Men in Service
Captain Stewart Ruckman, of Hillsboro, completed almost three years’ service with the U. S. Army in May at Fort Douglas, Utah, and has opened his office for the practice of dentistry. He is the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Denny Ruckman.
Sgt. Connie W. Johnston was recently promoted to his present rank at the Armor School, Fort Knox, Kentucky, where he is an instructor in the Senior Officers Preventive Maintenance Department. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Con Johnston, of Auto. His wife is the former Bernie Underwood.
Clyde Campbell spent a 14-day leave with his mother, Mrs. Flossie Campbell. He graduated from the Air Force School at Chanute AFB, Illinois, and is now stationed at Sewart AFB Tennessee.
GYSgt. and Mrs. Letcher S. Landis and sons, Curtis and George, of Jacksonville, North Carolina, spent Labor Day weekend with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Landis; also spending a week’s vacation with his parents was Trooper Curtis R. Landis, of Paden City.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. John W. Vandevender, of Seilersville, Pennsylvania, a son, John Wesley.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Carl J. Morton, of Concord, North Carolina, a daughter, Lori Lynne. The baby is the great-granddaughter of Mrs. Rella E. Sheets.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. James L. Woods, of Wadsworth, Ohio, a daughter, Coleen Michelle. She is the first great-grandchild of G. K. Woods, of Dunmore.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Richard A. Gibson, Jr., of Gardens, California, a son, Andrew Angus.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Nelson, of Durbin, a daughter. The mother is the former Donna Rexrode.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Donald Moore, of Frank, a daughter, Dawnetta Sue.
Thomas Gawthrop, 28, Pocahontas County 4-H Agent since September 1, died at the Medical Center at Morgantown Tuesday afternoon, September 20, 1966, from injuries received Monday near Valley Head. Coming around a sharp curve, he ran under an empty flat trailer that had swung completely over his side of the road.
Mr. and Mrs. Gawthrop and their young daughter, 15 months old, had been living at the B. W. John farm.
Carl H. Galford, 48, of Charleston; born at Marlinton, he was a son of Summers A. and Elva Byrd Galford. Burial in Cochran Cemetery.
William Lee Shearer, 65, of Marlinton; burial in the Edray Cemetery.
Mrs. Anna McCoy, 90, of Richwood; burial in the Richwood Cemetery.
Lyle Winston Hultz, 67, of Frankford, and a former resident of Hillsboro; burial in the Oak Grove Cemetery.