September 2, 1965
Dewey Sharp called in to report a chilly 31 degrees Sunday morning at the Scout Camp. neighbor Lee McMann and his thermometer read 30 very early in the morning. The Monday morning reading in upper Pocahontas was 30 with a killing freeze.
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Mike Mynuk, of Fairless Hill, Pennsylvania, is visiting his parents-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Gay, and working on his new house.
The Sixteenth Annual Richard Hill Family Reunion was held at Droop Mountain State Park on Sunday, August 15. Rev. N. S. Hill, of Dunbar, conducted devotions. Rev. Hill also delivered the Memorial address, using as his theme, “Lest We Forget.”
The afternoon speaker was Senator Jennings Randolph. Other speakers were Delegate Thomas Edgar, Editor Jane Price Sharp, Judge Robert Maxwell and Gary Hollandsworth.
Oldest Hill relative present, George P. Hill, of Hillsboro, 87. Youngest Hill relative present, Stephen Lowell Cutlip – five month old son of Dr. and Mrs. Robert Cutlip, of Craigsville.
Oldest married couple, Mr. and Mrs. G. A. Hull, of Hillsboro, 60 years.
Youngest married couple, Mr. and Mrs. John Shue – 2 months.
Largest family present – Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert Boggs, of Hillsboro, 8 children.
Traveling the greatest distance, Mr. and Mrs. Donald Eckert, and children, Sandra, Bradley and Pamela, of Lamar, Colorado, 1,479 miles.
Of Men and a Mighty Mountain
Cheat Mountain, of course.
This is the title of the new book by W. E. Blackhurst, of Cass, which is just off the press at McClain Printing Company at Parsons. We got a copy the past week and it makes good reading.
The mountain speaks, the author speaks, and forty-five short readable sections follow in which everyone connected with the tremendous job of harvesting the timber from mighty Cheat Mountain speaks. Many of whom you know – Clyde Galford, Walter Good, Connell Gillispie; others are now gone. But the voices of known and unknown, from the superintendent, who was awed by the mighty forest he came to harvest, to the cook who cooked for breakfast fifteen gallons of oatmeal or mush, five hundred biscuits, three or four hams, three hundred eggs, plus cake, pie, prunes and peaches; the woodsmen, trainman, townspeople, storekeeper, schoolteacher, etc. – they all have a story to tell.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Don Goldizen, of Parkersburg, a daughter, named Debra Sue.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Carl Feather, of Richmond, Virginia, a son, named Timothy Allen. Maternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Forrest Burner, of Durbin.
David L. Lewis, one-day-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Delbert T. Lewis, of Hillsboro; burial in the Old Brick Church Cemetery at Hillsboro.
Everette Burton Brown, 54, of Mill Point; burial in the Sunrise Cemetery in Jacox.
Basil Elmer McLaughlin, 49, of Marlinton; a son of Elmer McLaughlin, of Huntersville, and the late Ethel Wilfong McLaughlin. Burial in Mountain View Cemetery.
David Blair Lowe, 83, of Caldwell; a retired mail carrier and farmer. Burial in Rosewood Cemetery at Lewisburg.
Mrs. Lena Belle Daugherty, 57, of Marlinton; a daughter of the late William Jackson and Lillie Crawford Jackson. A member of the Rising Mt. Zion Baptist Church. A wonderful person to know and love. Her many friends and loved ones who mourn her passing will forever cherish her memory.