November 8, 1962
From the desk of Mrs. Jane Price Sharp
Punt, Pass, Kick
In the finals of the Punt, Pass and Kick competition on Saturday, the following boys were first, second and third winners in their respective age groups:
11-year-olds – Ivan Withers, Ronnie Carpenter, Walter William Weiford.
10-year-olds – Douglas Morrison, Howard William Barb, Michael Broce.
9-years-olds –Tom Morrison, Jr., Steve Weatherholt, Thomas Mark McLaughlin.
8-year-olds – Roger Thomas Sharp, Terry Lynn Richardson, David Cain.
7-year-olds – Rusty Taylor, Mark Wagner, Larry Carpenter.
First prize in each group was a warm-up jacket; second prize was a football helmet and third prize was a football.
This contest is sponsored by the Marlinton Motor Sales and the Marlinton Lions Club and is endorsed as a program to improve the physical fitness of our youth.
Hillsboro High School Play
The Junior Class presents its play, “It’s a Date,” Friday, November 9, at 8:00 p.m. in the auditorium. Admission will be 35 cents and 50 cents.
“It’s a Date” is an entertaining presentation of the troubled social life of teenagers. How does a 16-year-old cope with the situation of being “stood up” on the eve of the school’s biggest dance? Linda Rogers, played by Judy Starks, does not lose her sense of humor. She is abetted in her scheme of revenge by her best friend, Nadine Wilson, played by Katherine Puffenbarger. Helping to present the both sad and happy world of teen-agers are: Mary Wiley, Mary Lee, Libby Workman, Karen Kerns, Barbara Bostic, Carolyn Rose, Julia Ellen McLaughlin, Richard Hefner, Sam Bennett, Jacob Beard, Sharon VanReenen, Daniel Kellison and Donald Sharp. Prompters for the play are Vera McNeill and Ann McNeel.
Boys and Girls in Service
Marvin L. Simmons, of Marlinton, has been promoted to Airman Second Class in the United States Air Force. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Clem Simmons, of Marlinton. The 19-year-old airman is a graduate of Marlinton High School
First Lt. William W. Galford, son of Mrs. Ruth McLaughlin, of Huntersville, was awarded the Army Commendation Medal on October 10, 1962, for meritorious service. He served in an outstanding manner as Transportation Officer for Headquarters Central Army group (NATO) in Heidelberg, Germany.
Private First Class Walter L. Gibson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lou Gibson, of Elk Route, left Saturday for Fort Dix, New Jersey, where he expects to be processed for duty in France.
Samuel R. Hollandsworth, son of Charles M. Hollandsworth, of Hillsboro, was among a group of platoon leaders who completed recruit-training October 19, at the Naval Training Center, Great Lakes, Illinois.
The platoon leader is selected from each company on the basis of high initiative, leadership abilities, military bearing, appearance and attention to duty.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Edward Bennett, of Marlinton, a son, Keith Edward.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Harrison Brown, of Renick, a son, Andrew Earl.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Hursle Burks, of Renick, a son, Michael Wayne.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Everett McCoy, of Beard, a son.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Arlie Hannah Ryder, of Cass, a daughter, Brenda Sue.
Baby Gary R. Goode, six-month-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Goode, of Droop; burial in the Whiting Cemetery.
Ida Veronica Rexrode Palmer, aged 96, at her home in Minnehaha Springs; burial in the Alderman Cemetery on Douthards Creek.
Isaac “Ike” McNeel, aged 57, of Charleston; son of the late Dr. H. W. and Elizabeth Edgar McNeel, of Hillsboro; husband of Florence Price McNeel; father of William P. McNeel and John Randolph McNeel; burial in the Oak Grove Cemetery at Hillsboro.
Lula L.Wimer, aged 81; death was attributed to cerebral thrombosis; burial in the Durbin Cemetery.