March 25, 1965
Spring sneaked in Saturday with snow and cold wind, and Sunday morning the temperature dropped to 7 here in town with some reports of below zero. March came in like a lamb so it is supposed to go out like a lion.
The warm air Tuesday brought the frogs out in full chorus.
Mrs. Clarence (Ann Yeager) Mulheren will appear on “Profile,” a television program from Roanoke, on Friday morning, March 26. She will appear as one of the runners-up in the Mrs. Pearisburg contest. Mrs. Mulheren is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H. A. Yeager.
Maple Syrup Festival
Highland County truly became Virginia’s Switzerland when five inches of snow last Friday night transformed its mountains into a winter wonderland. The storm kept visitors away from Highland’s Maple Festival by the thousands. The first weekend of this activity was ideal weather wise, and approximately 10,000 people made the pilgrimage into the county. The Highland County Chamber of Commerce has scheduled March 27 – 28 as the last weekend of the Seventh Annual Maple Festival.
Mrs. J. S. Brill and daughter, Jane, are visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Coleman, of Mount Hope.
Miss Alice R. Waugh and Mrs. Robert L. Miller spent the weekend in Huntington with Mr. and Mrs. Steve Smith and family.
Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Ray, Sr., who have been living in Elmira, New York, for a while have moved back to their old home in Olean, New York. It has been five years since they visited relatives and family here.
Visiting in the home of Mrs. Evva B. Shelton, at Slatyfork, over last weekend were Mr. and Mrs. Edward A. Vass, of Alexandria, Virginia, Mr. and Mrs. Winston S. Cottrell and Mr. and Mrs. Forrest L. Rhea, and sons, DeWayne and DeLayne, all of Marlinton.
Mrs. Melvin Moore is a new employee at S. B. Wallace and Company.
Nancy Jo Morgan is home from Penn State University this week.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Arch June Buzzard, of Huntersville, a daughter, named Dottie Lou.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Robert McCarty, of Minnehaha Springs, a daughter, named Debra Louise.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Herman Taylor, of Droop, a son, named Herman Thomas, Jr.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Robert McKenney, of Marlinton, a daughter.
Correction from last week: Born to Mr. and Mrs. Judson Howard, of Marlinton, a son, named Phillip Randolph.
Donald Wayne Duncan, ten-month-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Duncan, of Staunton, Virginia. Burial in the Arbovale Cemetery.
Mrs. Jennie Barker Howard, 88, died at the home of her son, James W. Howard, at Buckeye; burial in the Mountain View Cemetery.
Ray Vint, 68, of Cass, a lifelong resident of Pocahontas County. Burial in the Arbovale Cemetery.
Fred B. Kellison, age 74 years, 7 months, and 2 days, of Kalama, Washington; born and reared on the Greenbrier River between Buckeye and Watoga. Burial in Kalama.
Elbert Hannah, 73, of Loudonville, Ohio; formerly of Marlinton. Burial in Loudonville, Ohio.
Mrs. Maude G. Hollandsworth, 79, of Renick.
Miss Vida Larene Hutchison, 72, of Forest Hill. Death was attributed to a cerebral hemorrhage. Burial in the Forest Hill Baptist Church Cemetery. Nephews served as pall bearers.
Lake M. Brown, 76, of Renick.