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September 14, 1967

F. F. B. L.

Bernard Galford is typical of many farmers today in that he works off the farm part time. Mr. and Mrs. Galford have a farm in the Dunmore section of Pocahontas County. Mr. Galford is a rural mail carrier.

The Galfords have two fine children who love living and playing on a farm. They are Cynthia, 7, and Billy, 6. The farm consists of 156 acres plus 263 acres which they rent for pasture. Their main enterprise is their livestock. They have 72 ewes and the lamb crop this year has been outstanding. They have 110 lambs, about 150 percent. They also have 22 Hereford cows with two replacement heifers from which feeder calves are raised.

Mr. Galford was born and raised on this farm and it has been in the family for more than 50 years. This is the third year for the Galfords in the Farming for Better Living program and they are looking forward to the banquet to be held this fall.

A regular schedule of liming and fertilizing has paid off for the Galfords. They test the fields regularly and fertilize when necessary. Water is adequate for the livestock with two farm ponds in the area.


The Buffalo Dam was started on August 21, and should be finished sometime next summer.

It is being built by the Department of Natural Resources on Forest Service land and will be taken over by the Forest Service upon completion. They will manage the recreational development.

It will be 21 acres in area and is primarily a recreational lake, but will be used to keep up the stream flow of the East Fork of the Greenbrier River.

Off to College

West Virginia Tech – John Burks, Robert Wyme, David Sheets and Jerry Simmons

West Virginia University – Larry Tenney, Gary Tenney, Carolyn Callison, Louis McCarty, Preston White, Ben Gay, Gary McElwee and Elizabeth McNeel Workman.

Concord College – Paul Dearfield, Sharon Fowler, Phyllis Hill, Larry Arbogast and Tommy Cook

Bluefield State College – Mont Copenhaver

Fairmont State College – Marty Edgar

Glenville State College – Danny Kellison, James Moore, Lawrence Workman, Julia McLaughlin, Gary Hollandsworth, Larry Hollandsworth and Elizabeth Workman.

Trevecca – Clara Kellison

Marshall University – Karen Chappell, Karen Wright and Danny Gladwell

Shepherd College – Sam Bennett and Janet Landis

Potomac State College – Tommy VanReenan and Charles VanReenan

Berea College – Sharon VanReenan


Class were organized Friday morning, and the following class officers were elected:

Seniors: President, Tom Clutter; Vice President, Darrell Friel; Secretary, Libby Graham; Treasurer, Cheryl Bailey.

Juniors: President, Ivan Withers; Vice President, Mary Dever; Secretary, Linda Bennett; Treasurer, Anna Sue Thomas.

Sophomores: President, Jo Debra Galford; Vice President, Annette Eye; Secretary and Treasurer, Linda Friel; Reporter, Rose Ellen Galford.

Freshmen: President, Shirley Tibbs; Vice President, Beth Jacobson; Secretary and Reporter, Jaynell Graham; Treasurer, Frankie Long.

Firemen’s Parade

The winning entries in the Firemen’s Parade were:

Unit coming the longest distance: Adrian.

Best appearing pumper: Richwood

Best appearing Rescue Squad: White Sulphur Springs

The cash prizes for the best decorated bicycles, donated by The Pocahontas Times, were won by Ronnie Peacock and Annette Shifflett. The judges on these entries were Paul Overholt and Ed Stemple.

Prizes won in the Firemen’s Drawings were: Living room suite, Charles Hamilton. Rotary lawn mower, Eb Green. Electric skillet, Matthew Myers. Handbag, Lee Ruckman. Two chairs, Mrs. Harold VanReenan. Two lamps, Mrs. Billy Myers. Electric knife, Mrs. Lee Smith. Sauce dish, Mrs. Jake Malcomb.


Born to Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Grimes, Jr., of Clover Lick, a daughter, named Tammi Sue.

Born to Mr. and Mrs. Carl William Price, of Buckeye, a son, named David Dale.

Born to Mr. and Mrs. John L. Hudson, of Marlinton, a son, named Robert Neil.


Mrs. Julia Snook Perry, 68, of Buckeye; a member of St. John’s Episcopal Church and Eastern Star, Chapter No. 97. Burial in the Acacia Park Cemetery in Cleveland, Ohio.

Winters William Holley, 69; a son of the late Charles and Mary Blanche Coulter Holley. Burial in the Marvin Chapel Cemetery.

James Paul East 47, of Richmond, Virginia. Born at Marlinton, a son of Mrs. Claire D. East, of Durbin, and the late Clarence Everett East. Burial in Mountain View Cemetery.

Forest “Clutch” Wooddell, 72, of Green Bank; a son of the late William Henry and Alice G. Williams Wooddell. Burial in the Arbovale Cemetery.

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