Thursday, May 22, 1969

Boys and Girls in Service

Marvin Perry, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Perry, of Marlinton, has been promoted to Sergeant. Sergeant Perry is with the 101st Airborne Division (Air Mobile). They moved to A Shau Valley in April. He said the valley was beautiful and looked like West Virginia.


Lake Vaughan, 15, of Hillsboro, is the winner of a trip to Indianapolis, leaving this Friday by bus. He won the trip as a Charleston Gazette carrier getting five new customers on his paper route in a special time and holding them for a certain time. He will attend the Indianapolis “500” time trials on Saturday. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Smith Vaughan and is a sophomore at Hillsboro High School.

Pioneer Days

Plans are beginning to take shape for Pioneer Days, including an antique show, quilt show, antique auction sale, flower show, more craft demonstrations, a bigger parade, music contest, youth art and craft show, muzzle-loading rifle shoot, horseshoe and wood chopping contest, horse show, county hymn sing, Styles of Yesteryear, Miss Pocahontas contest, Country Store – ideas are cropping up all the time. We want this celebration to be an easy-going, happy visiting time to make history come alive. We want young people to learn about the skills of carding, spinning, weaving, quilting, soap making, and the like, see the clothes our great-grandparents wore and how they traveled. These are the purposes of Pioneer Days.

Lobelia News

Mr. and Mrs. Fred Hill, of Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, spent the weekend with her brother-in-law and sister, Mr. and Mrs. Tommie Barcroft and other relatives at Hillsboro.

Mrs. Winters Rose and Mrs. William Palmer, of Hillsboro, spent one day last week with Mrs. Lee Dean and Mrs. Edith Dean, of Lobelia.

Trooper and Mrs. Kyle Hause and son, of Hampton, Virginia, spent the weekend with home folks at Lobelia and Hillsboro.


Mr. and Mrs. Starling B. Menefee, of Marlinton, wish to announce the forthcoming marriage of their youngest daughter, Wanda Day, to Ivan Withers, Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Ivan Withers, Sr., of Marlinton.

The ceremony will be held at the Central Union Methodist Church Friday afternoon, May 30, 1969, at two o’clock.

A reception will be held at Pleasant Hill Farm, home of the bride, following the wedding.


Mrs. Blanche Freeman Waugh, 82, of Marlinton, a daughter of the late John Wesley and Fannie Elsie Freeman. Burial in Mountain View Cemetery.

John Kenton Slaven, 77, of Cass, a son of the late Ernest and Rebecca Johnson Slaven. Burial in the Arbovale Cemetery.

Edna L. Wood, 80, of Elkins; born at Mingo, a daughter of the late Samuel Holt and Fannie Beaty Wood. Burial in the Mingo Cemetery. Miss Wood was the first woman director of a bank in Randolph County.