Thursday, September 9, 1971
Arthur Cain and Bill Buzzard were talking together at the Hanover Shoe Company last week and heard a flock of wild geese honking over town. It seems a little early this year, but we can’t put a date on last year’s migration.
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Two nice tomatoes were brought in that were raised from a side shoot (sucker) broken from a tomato plant and stuck in the ground. It developed into a nice plant and produced several tomatoes. This experiment was performed by Mrs. H. K. Bright, of Riverside, following instructions from the U. S. Department of Agriculture. The directions call for letting a few of the suckers (ordinarily pinched off) grow to eight or ten inches, then break off and plant, water well and protect from the sun a few days. This makes plants for a late crop.
Even though 25 teachers were employed for 1971-72, our schools were forced to open with seven substitute teachers. It is our hope that all these vacancies will be filled with permanent and certified teachers by the end of the first month of school…
Approximately 80 young children officially broke loose from Mother’s apron strings and entered the county’s first public supported kindergartens in Marlinton and Green Bank.
The occasion was one of gay excitement for most youngsters. They boisterously indicated their happiness and showed their inquisitive nature as they examined the bright new colorful furniture. Here and there, a look of uncertainty was noted in the eyes of a child as they attempted to size up the smiling and exciting person surrounded by other children. However, the day was not without pathos. A few tears were noted on the faces of a few when mama gave a quick kiss and slipped quietly from the building.
The first day of kindergarten was a wonderful experience for these early “home graduates.” It was fun to give one’s name and address and teachers adored hearing some of the incidents related about mother and father. All in all, it was a big job – making new friends, sharing with others and doing without a nap. But somehow they managed to survive…
The second Annual Homecoming at Pocahontas County High School will be held Friday, September 17, beginning with a football game between the Warriors and the Webster Springs team at 8 p.m. The halftime show will include the Warrior band under the direction of Charles Fauber, and the crowning of this year’s Homecoming Queen by Principal Fredric Smith.
The Queen is a cute, peppy Senior, Debbie Matheny, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Matheny, of Green Bank…
The Queen’s Court is made up of:
Senior Attendant, Marsha Simmons, daughter, of Mr. and Mrs. Jordan Simmons, of Droop, and her escort, Marshall Clutter, son of Mr. and Mrs. Calvin Clutter, of Hillsboro.
Junior Attendant, Sharon Curry, daughter, of Mrs. Margaret M. Curry, of Marlinton, and her escort, Rick Moore, son of Mr. and Mrs. Keith Moore, of Marlinton.
Sophomore Attendant, Lynette Hiner, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Hunter Hiner, of Marlinton, and her escort, Bill Killinger, son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Killinger, of Marlinton.
Freshman Attendant, Phyllis Galford, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Galford, of Marlinton, and her escort, Mike Collins, of Durbin, son of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Collins.
The Crown Bearer will be Donna Lee Rohrbaugh, of Hillsboro, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Blondail Rohr-baugh, of Hillsboro, and Scepter Bearer will be Jackie Cummins, son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Cummins, of Frank…
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Brewer, of Durbin, a son.
George Preston Moore, 91, of Marlinton; born at Stony Bottom, a son of the late Andrew and Allie Wanless Moore. Burial in Mountain View Cemetery.
George W. Stewart, 80, of Marlinton; born at Mill Point, a son of the late Lace and Sallie Stewart. Burial in the Pleasant Green Cemetery at Seebert.
Harry Walter Shearer, 65, of Valley Head; born at Edray, a son of the late W. H. and Sally Shearer. Burial in the Edray Cemetery.
George Fehrenback, 83, died at the Denmar State Hospital at Beard. Funeral service was held in the Denmar State Hospital Chapel. Burial in the hospital cemetery.
Cecil Hill Boggs, 62, of Jacox, a son of the late William “Mack” and Lilian Hill Boggs. Burial in Sunset Cemtery.
Mrs. Bertha Haislop, 55, of Cass, a daughter of the late William and Ada Phillips. Former operator of the Cass Hotel. Burial in the Arbovale Cemetery.
John L. Spencer, 88, formerly of Boyer, a son of the late William and Dora Wilfong Spencer. Burial in the Beaver Creek Cemetery.
Edward Walker Piotrowski, 43, of Moundsville; burial in the High Lawn Memorial Park in Oak Hill.