Thursday, September 25, 1969

Last Buffalo?

We had an interesting visitor recently who was looking for a clipping from The Pocahontas Times about the last buffalo seen east of the Mississippi in the Greenbrier River at Spice Run in 1898. This was William McNeale Roderick, of West Palm Beach, Florida…

Mr. Roderick’s father came to Spice Run in the early 1900s on a fishing trip. He caught four bass on one cast and said that was the place for him, so he bought the Coulter log house and made it into a comfortable camp. He built Hillsboro High School and also Ronceverte High School.

Green Bank Homecoming

Green Bank and Marlinton football fans will see the final bout between their two favorite teams at Green Bank High School’s Homecoming events September 27, at 2 p.m. Although football fans have seen some fine games between the “Golden Eagles” and the “Copperheads,” this should be a memorial event when the County rivals face each other in their final contest.

Beginning at one o’clock, the Green Bank High School Marching Band, under the direction of Miss Linda Cassell, will present a special pre-game show entitled “Salute to Alumni.” Immediately following this show, the high school bands from Marlinton and Hillsboro will join the Green Bank band in a colorful presentation honoring the past, present and future of education in Pocahontas County. This should be a most interesting and spectacular presentation. Plan to be on hand to see and hear the future Pocahontas County High School Band.

Halftime festivities will feature the coronation ceremonies for the final Homecoming Queen of Green Bank High School. This year’s Queen, Betty Brewster, a senior of Green Bank High, will reign over the 24th annual Homecoming. She is the daughter of Mrs. Mae Brewster, of Bartow. She will be escorted by Clarence Ervine, son of Mr. and Mrs. Dewey Ervine, of Green Bank. The Queen will be crowned by Virgil B. Harris, who has been a principal of Green Bank High School for the past 25 years. He was dubbed an honorary member of the Green Bank School Alumni Association last spring at the graduation ceremonies.

The queen’s court of princesses and escorts will consist of Barbara Great- house and Larry Sheets, Senior attendants; Jean Shinaberry and James Sheets, Junior attendants; Diana Waslo and Larry Means, Sophomore attendants; Theresa Zickefoose and Bill Hill, Freshman attendants. Susan Monk, daughter of Ronald Monk, of Boyer, will be the crown bearer.

The Alumni dance, in the blue and gold gym will climax the homecoming festivities. Sam Marino’s Orchestra, from Morgantown, will furnish music for the dance from 9 to 12 p.m., honoring the alumni.

Fireman’s Parade

All three County high school bands are going to march in the Fireman’s Parade Friday evening at 7:00 p.m.

Leading the Parade will be Miss Jo Debra Galford, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wallace Galford.

The Senior Princess will be Miss Sherry Sharp and the Junior Princess will be Miss Nancy Bowen.

There will be at least 15 visiting fire departments from far and near with fire equipment and rescue cars.

Many local clubs and organizations are planning on entering floats and there is to be a few antique cars.

The carnival on Third Avenue will be open each evening with rides, games and concessions.

The firemen have a lot of stands, so stop by and try your skill.


Born to Mr. and Mrs. Steven Moore, of Frost, a daughter, named Julie Ann.

Born to Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Pennington, of Cass, a son, named Marty Scott.

Born to Rev. and Mrs. Dwight Barker, of Warners Bay, Australia, a son, named Samuel Dwight. The mother is the former Barbara Hewlett.


Miss Mary Martha Beard, of Hillsboro, a daughter of the late Carl George and Irene Callison Beard. Burial in the McNeel Cemetery near Hillsboro.

Mrs. Mary Catherine Feury, 62, of White Sulphur Springs; born at Alleghany, Virginia, a daughter of the late Clarence C. and Helen Smith Myers. Burial in the McCreery Cemetery near White Sulphur Springs.

Lester D. Dotson, 56, of Marlinton; burial in the Greenbrier Memorial Gardens.

Keith A. Thompson, 52, of Richmond, Virginia, a son of Winfield and Rachel Thompson. Burial in the Arbovale Cemetery.

Ernest Samuel Rose, 82, of Akron, Ohio, formerly of Mill Point; burial in Akron.

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