October 4, 1962
From the desk of
Mrs. Jane Price Sharp
Odell Grimes stopped in the office on his way to Elkins with some handicraft items to exhibit at the Forest Festival. He had everything from salt shakers to gun racks. It is good to get this handicraft work going so we will have some genuine Pocahontas County products to sell for souvenirs.
Newspaper, TV and radio representatives from all over the state were taken on a tour of the National Radio Astronomy Observatory at Green Bank two weeks ago; also there were Charles Hodel, Chairman of the West Virginia Centennial Committee, Carl Sullivan, Director, and other Commission members, all seeing at first-hand the impressive installation that makes so logical the radio telescope on the Centennial emblem. Some people think the image of West Virginia as a center of the science of radio astronomy was hurt when the telescope at Sugar Grove was discontinued but the visit to Green Bank convinced the visitors that here was the real research center.
P. T. A.
Tuesday night the Hillsboro P. T. A. held its first meeting of the new school term. The president, Moffett McNeel, called the meeting to order. Miss Dice Smith gave an inspiring and thought provoking devotional. Committees were formed, chairmen appointed and plans for the terms of school were discussed. Mr. Custer’s Civics Class presented a skit on “Facts About our Flag.” Those taking part in the skit were: Elizabeth McNeel, Karen Chappell, Sharon Thompson, Phyllis Hill, P. G. White, Nancy Bennett and Harriet Goddin.
M. H. S. News
Class meetings were held September 28, and the following were elected to run for attendants to the Football Queen.
Seventh grade – Betsy Dilley, Brenda Shinaberry and Elizabeth Ann Graham.
Eighth grade – Linda Davis, Pam Dilley and Ruth Dunn.
Ninth grade – Nancy Diller, Patty Rimel and Linda Reynolds.
Tenth grade – Linda McNellan, Mary Shafer and Patty McComb.
Eleventh grade – Sharol Miller, Susie Jett and Cheryl McNeill.
Twelfth grade – Sondra Nelson and Sandra Anderson. Phyllis Friel was also chosen, but was later chosen Homecoming Queen by the football players.
Green Bank High School will begin the celebration of its annual Homecoming at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, October 13, when the golden Eagles pit their promising football team against the Red Devils of Hillsboro.
Dazzling the spectators during the halftime ceremonies will be the queen, Carol Gardner, and her attendants. Carol will be crowned by Miss Sandra Rose, last year’s queen.
The queen’s court will be made up of four senior attendants, Deborah Harker, Patty Howdyshell, Becky Sheets and Donna McCutcheon; and two representative from each of the lower grades; juniors, Susie Hoover and Phyllis Wilfong; sophomores, Sarah Stone and Phyllis Burner; freshmen, Patsy Wilfong and Candice Widney; eighth grade, Diana Grogg and Brenda Sheets; seventh grade, Susan Gillispie and Lennie Scott; sixth grade, Rosella Orndorff and Dawnita Pugh; fifth grade, Mary Starcher and Linda Taylor; fourth grade, Loraine Snyder and Ramona Orndorff; third grade, Darlene Fink and Renae Crist; second grade, Susan Crews and Anna Griffin; first grade, Sonya Mullenax.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Harold Tacy, of Marlinton, a son, Harold Gregory.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Sterl Shinaberry, of Marlinton, a daughter, Sherrie Ann.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Willie Ryder, of Neola, a daughter
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Fred Burns, Jr., of Marlinton, a daughter, Anne Campbell.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Taylor, of Dunmore, a son, Jeffery Allen.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Ted McPaters, of Marlinton, a daughter, Sarah Jane.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Don Cutlip, of Marlinton, a son, Mark Wayne.
Miss Mary Loretta Moore, aged 89, of Marlinton; daughter of the late George Claiborne and Rachel Duncan Moore.
Mrs. Edna Lightner Cole, aged 78, at the Denmar State hospital; daughter of the late William t. and Mildred Madora Lightner.
Howard Kenton Wilfong, aged 71, died from a fall on his farm near Huntersville.
John B. Gragg; born at Cass, he was a son of the late Lee and Stella Gragg.
Mrs. Jewelle J. Hale; born at Minnehaha Springs, the daughter of Sherman Clark and Barbara Cutlip Kincaid.