Thursday, December 14, 1972
Around the County
By Beth Barrell
I thought I would write about the November meeting of the Hillsboro Home Demonstration Club, because it was the most interesting ever, and for an unexpected reason.
After changing and re-changing the date to fit everyone’s holiday and other commitments, we finally settled for November 28.
Since it was an all day meeting, the members and guests began to assemble at 10:30 a.m., covered dish in hand. But no one came to greet us at the door. We decided to go in anyway, the door being unlocked; and as soon as we deposited our contributions on the kitchen table and put away our coats, we began to search for our hostess. There were signs of her, to be sure. There was already a large wash on the line, pails of water had been put to heat on the range, and the houseplants had been watered. But we did not find her.
Then someone looked out the window and saw our hostess coming across the fields with a large paper sack in her arms. As she drew nearer, we could see a look of utter bewilderment on her face as she noticed the numerous cars parked about her house. Yes, our hostess had mixed up her dates, hardly surprising after all the changing that had gone on.
It seems she was expecting us two days hence and was bringing in wax and polish to shine up the furniture and the floors in preparation for the big event.
How we laughed, how she laughed and how close we all felt as we imagined how we’d have reacted in her situation. One member said, “If that had happened to me, I’d have fallen through the floor.”
But our hostess, being among the best housekeepers in town, merely laid down the cans of wax and began taking things from her freezer.
We had the usual fine lunch, and if she herself noticed dust on the unwaxed furniture, we did not. In fact, we all decided that this is the way to have a meeting.
If you know how to keep house, your only a moment’s notice or no notice at all. We voted this the best demonstration of the year!
Pocahontas County High School has been accepted to participate in a school-oriented exchange program with a school in England…
In April, 15 students and a group leader from a coordinating school will come to Pocahontas County, live in homes in the community, and go to school for three weeks.
In early June, 15 students and a group leader from Pocahontas County High School will go to England, live in homes, go to school for three weeks and then tour for one week…
The 15 chosen from the high school are: Lloyd Coleman, Penny Cosner, Nathalie Dolan, David Eddy, Marsha Gibson, Charles Hausser, Sara Howard, Vicki Killinger, Sarita Lantz, Genny Mitchell, David Moore, Connie Mullens, Cheryl Orf, Melissa Rittenhouse and Susan Viers…. The group leader is Steve Barksdale…
Mr. and Mrs. James Lee Rose, of Hillsboro, are announcing the forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Lori Jeanne, to John Monroe Mallow, Jr., son of Dr. and Mrs. John M. Mallow Sr., of Marlinton. The open church wedding and reception will take place at 2 p.m. December 30 in the Marlinton United Methodist Church…
Rev. Albert L. Galford, 55, of Hominy Falls, formerly of Huntersville and Marlinton, died Tuesday, December 12, 1972, at the Beckley Veterans Hospital. Funeral service will be held in the Huntersville United Methodist Church.
Clyde Beale, 56, of Dayton, Virginia, died at Valley Head December 9, 1972. Burial was in the Gibson Cemetery.
Mrs. Sadie Ann Acord Nottingham, 86, of Durbin, died Tuesday, December 5, 1972. Interment was in the Nottingham Cemetery.
Gertrude M. Price, of Arcadia, Florida, formerly of Marlinton, died December 7, 1972; a daughter of the late William and Mary C. Perkins Roman. Burial in Mountain View Cemetery.
Miss Annette Beard, 58, of Charleston; born at Hillsboro, a daughter of the late J. Paul and Grace Kinnison Beard. Burial in the Atkins Cemetery at Naoma.
Porter James Nutter, 16, of Charleston, died Saturday, December 9, 1972, in a hunting accident during a Scout Troop weekend hunting trip. Burial in Beckley.