Thursday, June 21, 1973
Allen Wayne McKeever, who just turned 18, was the last young man to be registered by Mrs. Ruby Moses. He was registered Wednesday, June 20, 1973, before the closing of the Marlinton Selective Service Office. Mrs. Moses began work as the Executive Secretary of the Local Board of Selective Service November 19, 1940; she has a little over 30 years’ service in this office and her work will be officially terminated June 28.
McKeever is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Ray McKeever, of Hillsboro. He graduated from PCHS this year and will enter Potomac State in the fall…
Elton O. Wade was honored Friday, June 8, at the Pocahontas bus garage with a surprise presentation of a reclining chair.
Completing 36 years of service, with three years away from the job serving in the United States Army during World War II, and transporting Pocahontas County school children nearly half a million miles without injury is an enviable record.
As a tribute to his many years of faithful service and their friendship for him personally, Charles Moore, Superintendent, Whitman Hull, Assistant Superintendent, and Mr. Wade’s fellow bus drivers and mechanics participated in the presentation.
Most of the years, Mr. Wade drove the bus from Douthat Creek to Marlinton. In the years before the secondary road was improved, his bus had to ford the creek many times on its way to school. Despite floods, icy roads and snow, Mr. Wade never failed to get his children safely home. Once, he recalled, he and neighbors had to use a sled to deliver the children to their homes after an unexpected blizzard.
Asked about his retirement plans, Mr. Wade replied that he was going to continue farming and practice his setback game so that he can continue to keep the boys at the bus garage honest.
By S. E. Drumm
The Hospital Auxiliary is a very important part of the function of this hospital. This group of dedicated ladies has been in existence less than one year and in this short space of time they have purchased and presented to this hospital one complete oxygen tent, two complete hospital rooms of furniture, a number of beautiful colored bedspreads, a new floor covering for the reception room, new lamp shades and new drapes. They have purchased five additional pairs of drapes for other rooms.
We are talking about over $2,500 these ladies have raised and improved this hospital within less than a year.
My dear readers, this is the result of the collective effort of a group of dedicated la-dies who believe in doing instead of talking.
Jesus Christ said it first, “A house divided cannot stand.” It has been said many times during and since our own Revolutionary War, “United we stand, divided we fall.”
This group effort has been successful many times in our 200 year history…
Just imagine what could be accomplished with your hospital if the accomplishments of these ladies were magnified, say 500 times by others in this community. This is possible.
One more important point, you would be doing something for yourselves.
This is your hospital. Many of us seem to forget this.
The Rev. Vernie L. Bolden, of Seebert, and the former interim minister of the First Baptist Church in Huntington, has recently published a textbook titled, Psychology and Human Development. The book is being used in college Psychology classes at Springfield Technnical Community College in Springfield, Massachusetts, where Mr. Bolden is an assistant Professor of Psychology… His second textbook, Psychology and Society, is scheduled for publication in August of this year.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Ivan Greathouse, of Durbin, a son.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Dan Gilmore, of Marlinton, a son, named William Joseph.
Robert Lee Auldridge, 58, of New York City, formerly of Mill Point; a son of Mrs. Belvesta Gutshall Auldridge and the late Rube H. Auldridge. A graduate of Hillsboro High School and the University of Virginia. He served three years in the Navy during World War II, and was an architect for 37 years and a member of The American Institute of Architects. Burial in Oak Grove Cemetery at Hillsboro.
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Mrs. Mary L. Bobbitt, 67, of Geneva, Ohio, formerly of Greenbrier County; burial in the Morningside Cemetery at Renick.
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Miss Jackie Lea Biggs, 15, of Neola; a daughter of Jack Biggs, of Weston, and Mrs. Agnes G. Trainer, of Neola. Burial in Trainer Cemetery near Neola.