September 20, 1962
From the desk of
Mrs. Jane Price Sharp
Temperature went to 38 degrees in town Wednesday morning and that means much colder elsewhere.
Mrs. Arlie White received word that her son, Dewey Kelley, arrived safely at Amarillo, Texas, where he will attend school for six weeks, after making the 1,600 mile trip by car.
Carmen Sharp, Jr. suffered a broken arm in football practice Monday.
The latest addition to the potato collection is a 3 pound six and a half ounce Kennebec, bunny-eared potato. Clive Alderman brought this one in – said everyone was having a good time digging potatoes to see what he could find. This potato measured 15 and 1/8 by 16, and had two big lobes at the top. He said his grandson, David Sheets, lacked matching Clarence White’s three-pound potato by one ounce. David won a blue ribbon on his potatoes at the State Fair.
Eugene Kelley, of Clover Lick, brought in two monstrous carrots last week. One weighed one pound and nine ounces and one weighed one pound and four ounces.
Mrs. Dice Rimel and a boy, whose name we did not learn, last week had an unusual catch of a copperhead, a baby copperhead, and an egg not yet hatched.
A mile from Durbin at the home of Sam Lemasters on Back Mountain, Saturday, a four month old cur puppy, “Lady Bird,” belonging to the Lemasters’ granddaughter, Carol Lee, was bitten by a rattlesnake, when it went under the porch for a nap. The puppy was very ill for a few days but got well and has never been back under the porch since then. It is believed that there is a den of them very close, but so far has not been located. Several rattlers have been seen and heard,ranging in length from six inches to six feet, both black and yellow ones.
Honorary Science Camp
The West Virginia Centennial Commission announced at Green Bank last week that it will hold in Pocahontas County in 1963 a National Honorary Youth Science Camp. One hundred high school senior boys, two from each state in the nation, who have demonstrated outstanding academic achievement in the natural sciences will be selected by the state academies of science to spend two or three weeks next July at Camp Pocahontas, our County 4-H Camp.
Charles VanReenan, of Beard, placed third in the annual State 4-H Tractor Operator Contest held last week at the State 4-H Camp at Jackson’s mill.
Contestants exhibited their ability and skill by driving through an obstacle course with 9 two-wheeled implements, backing down a long alleyway with close clearance on either side, then returning to the starting point.
4-H Club News
Tuesday night, September 4, the Arbovale Rolling Rockets 4-H Club met at the Arbovale Community Building.
Our vice president, Nancy Waybright, was in charge of the meeting. The meeting was opened by singing the 4-H song and repeating the pledge. We then had devotions followed by a prayer led by Jeanie Waybright.
We decided to have a wiener roast on Friday, September 14.
After this we had the program led by Freddy Jacobs, Wayne Gillispie and Jerry Turner.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Beryl Kellison, of Renick, a daughter.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Coleman, of Green Bank, a son, Hubert Dirle.
Born to Reverend and Mrs. Harold Thomas Elmore, of Charleston, a daughter, Heather.
John M. Landis, aged 77; retired farmer; attended the Central Union Methodist Church; father of Damon Landis and Mrs. Jean VanReenan.
Walter G. Coxey, aged 62, of Lobelia
Lewis H. Galford, aged 79, of Cass; lifelong resident of Pocahontas County and a farmer.