Thursday, August 23, 1973
The cornerstone of the new addition to the Pocahontas County Courthouse was laid Saturday afternoon, August 18, 1973, with appropriate ceremonies by the Grand Lodge of West Virginia A. F. & A. M.
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Roger Lee Trusler is the new Director of the Elementary Preventive Guidance Program for Pocahontas County Schools. This federally funded program deals with parents and teachers as well as students in helping to prevent school dropouts.
4-H –FFA Show and Sale
The first 4-H – FFA Junior Livestock Show to be held at the new Pocahontas Producers stockyards took place Saturday evening. Ronnie Mullens, of the Huntersville Jaguars, won Grand Champion Baby Beef, and Matt Myers, Pocahontas FFA, had Reserve Champion. In the market lamb class, a pen of three, owned by Price Barlow, was Champion, with Reserve honors going to Debbie Sharp. Price is a member of the Buckeye Winners 4-H Club, and Debbie is a member of the Poage Lane Redskins Club.
In the individual market lamb class, Lynn Jordan, of the Edray Mustangs 4-H Club, was Champion, and Debbie Sharp was Reserve Champion.
Jacob McNeel, son of Mr. and Mrs. Moffett McNeel, of Hillsboro, was awarded a four year $1,300 scholarship from the Southern States Cooperative to attend West Virginia University.
Jacob was the one selected from a statewide group of applicants to receive this award. He will enter WVU this fall and will major in agriculture.
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Miss Terri Butcher, daughter of Herman But-cher, of Green Bank, has been awarded a Turner-Benedum Scholarship to attend Shepherd College in the medical technology program.
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Bill Beard, son of Mr. and Mrs. Sherman Beard, of Hillsboro, placed third in the State Tractor Driving Contest at Jackson’s Mill… There were 21 contestants from various parts of West Virginia…
WEDDINGS AND ENGAGEMENT
Mr. and Mrs. Hubert Callison, of Sun Valley Farms, Hillsboro, have announced the engagement of their daughter, Betty Jane, to Gary Rae Crosby, son of Mr. and Mrs. Howard Crosby, of Kingsville, Ohio.
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Miss Stella Louise Cronin, of Belle, and Joel Samuel Callison, of Hillsboro, were united in marriage Saturday, August 4, 1973, in the Dupont City Presbyterian Church… Miss Cronin is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Cronin and the groom’s parents are Mr. and Mrs. Hubert Callison.
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Mr. and Mrs. Green Arbogast, of Durbin, are announcing the forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Diana Lynn to Larry Evans Matheny, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles E. Matheny, of Bartow.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Ronald L. Gordon, of Green Bank, a daughter, named Kelley Leigh.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Harry Sydenstricker, of Millboro, Virginia, a daughter, named Claudette Paige. The mother is the former Jo Carpenter.
Mrs. Bertha F. Fertig, 77; born at Dunmore, a daughter of the late Joseph and Mary Susan Buzzard Moore. Burial in Mountain View Cemetery.
Okey Rexrode, 69, of Durbin; born at Boyer. Burial in the Cedar Hill Cemetery at Covington, Virginia.
Mayo Brooks Burgess, 65, of Seebert; burial in Oak Grove Cemetery at Hillsboro.
Mrs. Opal Julia Mallory, 70, of South Charleston; burial in the Childress Cemetery… The Mallorys have a camp at Seebert.