Thursday,
March 18, 1965

Leonard Loudermilk is home after completing his service with the U. S. Air Force; part of his service was in Turkey. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. M. R. Loudermilk, of Marlinton,
Mrs. Edward Stemple and little daughter, Jenny Marie, returned home Saturday from Elkins, where the baby had been a patient in the hospital for a week.
The Rev. and Mrs. Basil Price Sharp and little daughter, Heidi, of Kingsport, Tennessee, arrived Sunday night to visit his mother, Mrs. Jane Price Sharp, and grandmother, Mrs. Calvin W. Price.

Wildlife Week
“Fight Dirty Water” is the theme of this year’s Wildlife Week – March 14 – 20 – sponsored by the National Wildlife Federation; the State chairman is Gordon Palmer. This emphasizes the continuing fight to clean up the rivers and streams of our nation.

Students
Martha Kay Dilley, a freshman at West Virginia University and daughter of Mrs. C. K. Dilley, had a straight A, 4.0 average for the first semester.
Members of the Phi Delta Phi elected freshman Sara Ann Moore, as state reporter of the West Virginia Home Economic Association. Sara Ann is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Curtis Moore, of Durbin.

Locusts to
Invade State
The 17-year locust, one of the most destructive of insects, will converge on West Virginia this spring.
Dr. C. K. Dorsey, entomologist of the West Virginia University Agricul- tural Experiment Station said today that 39 of 55 counties will have a locust invasion.
Mr. Dorsey stressed that state residents should refrain from planting nursery stock and orchards since more than 80 woody plant species have been reported as hosts. In addition, Mr. Dorsey pointed out that trees should not be pruned this spring…
The entomologist explained that locust eggs are laid during May, June and early July in twigs and small branches of the trees. The females lay from 400 to 600 eggs depositing from 12 to 20 in each site beneath the bark. This results in the bark being pushed from the wood, which is cut and raised so that a series of small bundles of splinters protrudes from the surface. Unprotected fruit trees have had as many as 95 percent of the terminals destroyed.
The eggs hatch in about six or seven weeks. and the ant like young drop to the ground and burrow down to roots of woody plants. After their 17-year developmental period, as many as 40,000 locusts can emerge from one tree.

BIRTHS
Born to Dr. and Mrs. Lowell T. Mouser, of Morgantown, a son, Winston Spencer.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Jett, of Heidelburg, Germany, a daughter, Laura Candiss.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Shinaberry, of Marlinton, a daughter, named Shelia Marie.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Franklin Mann, of Clover Lick, a daughter, named Lisa Marie.

DEATHS
Mrs. Mattie Florence Ramsey, 85, of Hunters-ville, widow of John Joseph Ramsey; a daughter of the late Charles and Mary Ellen McComb. Death followed a stroke; she had been ill for eleven years. Burial in the Beaver Creek Cemetery.
Word was received by Mrs. Lee McMann of the death of her cousin, Mrs. J. A. (Johnnie) Morefield, of Charlottesville, Virginia. She was a daughter of John and Irene Scales Burgess and a native of Pocahontas County.
Mrs. Lillie Brock Simmons, of Charlottesville, Virginia; born in Hillsboro, a daughter of the late John F. and Ella Brock. Burial in the National Cemetery at Winchester, Virginia.
John Lee McGraw, 74, of Roanoke, Virginia, formerly of Marlinton; a son of the late James J. and Josephine Davis McGraw. Burial in Mountain View Cemetery.

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