Thursday,November 21, 1963

From the desk of Mrs. Jane Price Sharp


Bill Ruckman killed a young female bear weighing about 115 pounds Wednesday, November 20, on Kennison Mountain. This was the first female he had ever killed and only the third one the Arbogast hunting group had killed in the past eight or 10 years. The bear was so fast it was more like a deer hunt.

A Mr. Jordan, from Indiana, killed another young bear last week on Kennison and they think it was probably from the same litter. He was also hunting with Argile Arbogast, making four bear for the group.


Luster Shrader’s hound took off last week on Browns Mountain chasing something as hard as he could run. He caught it or it caught him for a few hours later it came to the road and it was really chewed up.


Historical Society

The November meeting of the Pocahontas County Historical Society will be held Monday evening, November 25, at the Railroad Depot in Cass. The program will consist of a book review by Warren E. Blackhurst of his forthcoming book, “Sawdust in Your Eyes.” Following the meeting, Mr. Blackhurst will conduct the group on a tour of his Wildlife Museum near the Depot.


A Pocahontas County color slide Travelouge is being prepared and anyone having color slides of scenes in the county is requested to bring them to this meeting for review.


Outdoor Notes

Leffort Kdd, of Beard, recently made an initial purchase of one registered Ayrshire male from G. A. Bowling, Lincoln Avenue, Port Chester, New York, according to the Ayrshire Breeders’ Association.


Roy E. Cain had a pigeon at his home at Huntersville in August. The pigeon had a rubber band on the left leg and a band on the right leg carried the numbers 1707-1F620VC.



Hillsboro High School Basketball practice begins.


Hillsboro High School Coach, Derwood Custer, has announced a 20 game basketball schedule for the Red Devils for the 1963 -1964 season.


Prospects are slim as only two letterman return in Lawrence Workman and Bill Hall. To add to these are:

Seniors – Richard Hefner and Gary Lilly


Juniors – Gary Hollandsworth and Ron Bruffey


Sophomores – Larry Arbogast, Sollie Workman, Nick Lilly, Dennis Kerns and Ronnie Keaton


Freshman – Danny Gladwell, Eddie Lacy, Ralph Lane, Tom VanReenen and Johnny Burks


Coach Custer is in his third season as Hillsboro Mentor. He has indicated that he has high hopes in his freshman and sophomores.



Born to Mr. and Mrs. Robert Cochran, of Hillsboro, a daughter, Teresa Jean

Born to Mr. and Mrs. William Keene, of Renick, a daughter, Donna Darlene

Born to Mr. and Mrs. William Phillips, of Hillsboro, a daughter, Tammie Irene

Born to Mr. and Mrs. Lonnie Ratliff, of Marlinton, a daughter



Ruth Gaylor Ryder, 20, of Mountain Grove, formerly of Green Bank, killed instantly when a car driven by her husband struck an oncoming car and plunged over an embankment. Daughter of Mrs. Grace Gaylor; burial in the Beaver Creek Cemetery


Mayo C. Beard, 62, of Beard, died instantly of a heart attack. Daughter of the late Richard M. and Bessie E. Dysard Beard; burial in Oak Grove Cemetery.



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