Thursday, July 8, 1965
Lloyd Payne has a new tree tenant at his home in Hillsboro. A young fox squirrel moved in to try the maple bloom and stayed to feast on peanuts, corn, hickory nuts and the like provided by the Paynes. Around the corner, Rev. Harry Painter has a squirrel – it may be the same one visiting back and forth – and he thinks it may develop a psychosis from frustration in trying to build a nest. The squirrel persists in trying to build it on top of a limb without much support and it repeatedly falls off.
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The town employees have built a set of stairs down to the water at the dam and Fred Burns has moved the rocks around with a bulldozer to make for better swimming.
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Jack Smith had a ripe tomato out of his garden on June 26. He usually has one by July 4 and we were trying to beat him but he speeded his up a week.
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Dog Days came in Saturday with rain, so the sign reads six weeks of rainy weather. This held true for Saturday, Sunday and Monday.
From June 14 through 18, the Green Bank Chapter of the F.H.A. sent six F.H.A. girls and one advisor to the West Virginia Association Future Home- makers of America Leadership Conference at Cedar Lakes. The girls were Beverly Taylor, Janice Mullenax, Irma Collins, Donna Greathouse, Dorothy Col-lins and Beverly Galford. Mrs. Carolyn Gragg, advisor.
Senator Robert C. Byrd writes that he has contacted the Secretary of Agriculture in regards to the much-needed water impound- ment on Buffalo Run on Little River on the East Fork of the Greenbrier. This dam has been “hanging fire” for several years, with position and requirements changed, etc,
Born to Mr. and Mrs. William W. Hefner, of Mill Point, a son, named William Jeffrey.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. William T. Burdette, of Marlinton, a son, named Otey Allbert.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Defibaugh, of Cass, a daughter, named Rose Marie.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Robert L. Kramer, of Buckeye, a son, named Garry Wayne
Gerald Samuel “Butch” McCarty, 18, of Marlinton, a son of Kyle and Ruby Sharp McCarty. He would have been a junior this year at Marlinton High School.
Emery A. Barrett, 73, of Droop. A son of the late Abraham Jessie and Mar-tha Susan Cochran Barrett. Burial in the Old Droop Cemetery.
Winnie Ona Phillips, 72, of White Sulphur Springs; born in Pocahontas County, a son of the late James and Elizabeth Scott Phillips. Burial in the Rosewood Cemetery at Lewisburg.
Ralph Arbogast, Cemetery Road, Marlinton, received word of the death of his step-brother, Jimmy D. Ryder, 34, in Canton, Ohio, on Monday, July 5, after running into a telegraph pole with a motorcycle.