Thursday, September 20, 1973
The report comes that Ab Smith finds the ground hogs are digging their holes about two feet deeper this year – a good sign there is a hard winter ahead.
The average rainfall on the Cranberry River watershed for the month of August was 3.69 inches. The five-year average for the same period is 5.23 inches.
High temperature for the month was 89 degrees at Aldrich Branch on the 31st and 82 degrees at Black Mountain on the 31st. Low 44 degrees at Black Mountain on the 22nd and 46 degrees at Aldrich Branch on the 23rd.
Who Gets Your Meals?
From the Denmar Digest
Usually a man will tell you he learned his trade in the Army or Navy, but not Virgil (Dinger) Gladwell, Denmar’s Food Service Supervisor. Mr. Gladwell learned to cook as a boy at his home. Although his father, at one time a restaurant cook, gave young Dinger helpful hints, the boy learned the hard way; his mother fell ill, and he took over all of the family cooking and housekeeping for a number of years.
Then in 1957, Dinger went to work at Denmar. Actually, he had two other jobs at the hospital before becoming the night cook in the Denmar kitchen. For the first two days, he was an orderly, and then he became a night watchman.
“Do you yourself still cook?” we asked Mr. Gladwell and found that, although his main job is to supervise the hospital food service, he will take over at the stove whenever help is needed. Working as his assistant is Mrs. Betty Wade, who, like Mr. Gladwell, is a native of Hillsboro. Most of the 22 other Food Service employees are also local.
One can imagine the complication of serving meals in a place such as Denmar. Breakfast is regularly served to 20 employees, lunch to from 60 to 80, and dinner to about 30.
Regular meals for patients number around 180, while 42 special diet trays are put together three times every day.
Anyone can see that the food operation is ship shape and that the meals are good. Much hard work is involved, but the employees seem to work together smoothly.
As Mr. Gladwell says, with a fatherly smile, “They’re all a good bunch.”
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Larry McCallister, of Grantsville, a daughter, named Kari Lynn.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. John W. Palmer, of Minnehaha Springs, a daughter, named Tina Renee.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. John Hill, of Hillsboro, a son, named John Richard.
Albert George Dean, 83, of Pyles Mountain near Huntersville. Born at Burr Valley, a son of the late David T. and Dana Ryder Dean. Funeral service from the Huntersville United Methodist Church… Burial in Beaver Creek Cemetery.
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Mrs. Margaret McGraw Clarkson, 61, of Marlinton, a daughter of the late James J. and Nellie McGraw. Funeral Service in the Marlinton United Methodist Church… Burial in Mountain View Cemetery.
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William Harrison Arbogast, 87, of Dunmore, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Nita Puffenbarger. Funeral from the Arbovale United Methodist Church. Burial in the Arbovale Cemetery.
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Robert Lee Starks, 19, of Avoca, Michigan, formerly of Bartow. Funeral service from the Thornwood Community Church. Burial in the Starks Family Cemetery.
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Mrs. Stella Wanless Hunter, 61, of Fairlea; born at Beaver Creek, a daughter of the late George and Mattie Wanless. Burial in the Rosewood Cemetery at Lewisburg.