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Thursday, April 17, 1969

Clean Up Time

Spring is breaking out all over and nature is beautifying the countryside.

However, with the coming of spring, the litter also becomes noticeable – and sort of nauseating. Beer cans, and trash of all sorts, are a crime against the sense of beauty and order.

Before the grass and weeds start growing is the easiest and best time to clean. A raked yard has the same appeal as a cleanly swept kitchen.

Clean your yard first, then move out to the road, to the riverbank, to the empty lot.

Some may not be our personal responsibility but every bit of cleaning helps. Train children to take pride in keeping clean their home, school, town, county, state and nation.

The best way is to let them see you put the trash in a litter bag or trash can.

Spring time is clean up time. Every litter bit hurts and every little bit of cleaning helps.

Ground Breaking

It rained, but it didn’t dampen the spirits at the ground breaking ceremony Tuesday afternoon. More than a hundred people gathered at the [new high] school site and watched Maynard Dilley turn the first shovel of dirt – an event, he said, he had been looking forward to for a long time. He then passed the gilded shovel on to other members of the Board, then officials, principals, teachers, students, on down the line. It would have been a good day to get the garden spaded.

Rev. Maynard Crawford gave a meaningful invocation, Superintendent Grey Cassell expressed appreciation to all those who made it possible, even though they were unable to be present, and Rev. David Rittenhouse closed with prayer.

Hillsboro Senior Play

“Gosh, what some girls won’t do to get a date for the prom!”

What Hildegarde Dolson did shook the whole community. Shook is right, because “We Shook the Family Tree” is this year’s senior play at Hillsboro High School.

You see, Hildegarde, with inferiorities about being skinny, and Freddie, who has to wear knickers, are both seeking the identities of normal teenagers.

Freddie’s daddy is president of the local bank and his head cashier is none other than Hildegarde’s father, who feels that bankers, “must be stuffy.”

So, they tend to be protective of their children. After Hildegarde gets dad involved in Alcoholics Anonymous, and Freddie steals his dad’s old love letters and plants them in the neighborhood mail boxes, things begin to get active on stage.

The ending is cute and exact. All of this action takes place April 18, 1969, at 8:00 p.m. at Hillsboro Elementary Auditorium.

Hildegarde is portrayed by Rosie Stalnaker. Freddie Shermer is played by Wayne Kershner. Rounding out this year’s cast are: Rebecca Chappell as Sally, Gary Burks as Bob, Richard Workman as Jimmy, Eileen Workman as Paige, Wanda Wymer as Ellie Mae, Vicki Stanley as Jill, Glen Bostic and Kay Simmons as Mr. and Mrs. Shermer. Floyd Stanley portrays Mr. Dolson with Margaret Vaughn as Mrs. Dolson.


The United Methodist parsonage of Minnehaha Springs, was the setting Tuesday, April 1, 1969, for the wedding of Miss Minnie Faye McLaughlin, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Roy B. McLaughlin, of Huntersville, and Larry Cole Taylor, son of Mr. and Mrs. Grover W. Taylor, of Green Bank.


Born to Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Frum, of Bowling Green, Ohio, a son, named Roger Alan.

Born to Mr. and Mrs. Gary G. Crane, of Montgomery, a son, named Barry William. The mother is the former Diane Harper.

Born to Mr. and Mrs. Wilburn E. Miller, of Marlinton, a daughter, named Lora Sue.

Born to Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Sharp, of Mill Point, a daughter.

Born to Sergeant and Mrs. Melvin Buzzard, of Hot Springs, Virginia, a son, named Stephen Craig. Sergeant Buzzard is stationed in Bangkok, Thailand.

Born to Mr. and Mrs. Letcher Simmons, of Windsor, Connecticut, a daughter.


Okey G. Hammons, 51, of Marlinton, a son of Lee and Dinnie Copenhaver Hammons. Burial in the Kee Cemetery.

Lester Earl Tennant, 55, of Frost; born at Fairview, he was a merchant in Frost. Burial in Mountain View Cemetery.

Mrs. Texie Olga Stalnaker Goddin, 56, of Marlinton, a daughter of Kenton A. Stalnaker, of Worthington, and the late Nora A. Stalnaker. Burial in the Memorial Gardens at Gilman.

John Henry Tallman, 93, of Cass, a son of the late Cyrus and Mary Cassell Tallman. Burial in the Wanless Cemetery.

Homer Enoch McNeill, 83, of Durbin; born at Buckeye, a son of the late James Thomas and Hannah Evaline Beverage McNeill. Burial in the McNeill Cemetery at Buckeye.

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