March 14, 1963
From the desk of Mrs. Jane Price Sharp
Robins have been reported from all around. Spring officially arrives March 21, 3:20 a.m.
Heavy rains following the heavy wet snow of Monday sent Knapps Creek out of its banks on Tuesday. Roads were underwater at the Alderman place, below Huntersville, at Dilley’s Mill, and on Beaver Creek. No school in Marlinton Tuesday. The State Road Commission reports no major damage but berms were washed and several culverts were washed out. The river was not quite as high as last Wednesday. Knapps Creek was the highest in several years, probably since 1954.
While driving by the old stone quarry on Elk on Monday, March 4, Bob McComb saw a bald eagle. The enormous bird, with its white head and white clear down over its breast, flew to a sugar maple near Leo Price’s. He estimated a wing spread of six or seven feet. The bald eagle, a protected bird, is now very scarce, there being only a few hundred in the whole United States.
Mrs. Lloyd Woods said the groundhog did see his shadow in the Williams River country, the sun being out about five minutes. In the high water in the creek near her home caused by the rain and thaw last Wednesday, she saw a feathered carcass, presumably a wild turkey, tumbling down with the swift water.
Ham and Bacon Show
Final preparations are being made for the Fifteenth Annual County 4-H Ham and Bacon Show and Sale set for Thursday, March 14, in the Marlinton High School Gym.
A total of 38 boys and girls from all areas of the county have prepared 35 sugar cured and smoked hams, 12 sugar cured unsmoked hams, and 41 bacons for the show and sale.
Those with entries are as follow: Linda and Fane Irvine, Robert and Steve Jackson, John Waugh and Billy Dunz, Fairview; Carolyn Rimel, George Broce, Wilma Ray and Henry and Lonnie Armstrong, Buckeye; James and Hope McComb, Howard and Minnie Faye McLaughlin, Joan, Louey and Virginia Underwood, and Linda Malcomb, Huntersville; Mike Shaw and Linda Wooddell, Slaty Fork; Jo Ann, Linda and Nick Circosta, and Riger Ervine, Clover Lick; Sollie Workman, Joel Callison and Linda and Phyllis Hill, Hillsboro; David Waybright, Martha and Samuel Sheets, and Carolyn Wenger, Green Bank; Lewis Foe, Cass; and Kenny McQuain and David McLaughlin, of Dunmore.
The Durbin Satellites held their monthly meeting February 25 in the recreation room of the Durbin Methodist Church.
Devotions were presented by our vice-president, Lucille Petre.
Mrs. Jane Hamed gave an interesting talk on the care of your teeth.
Plans for a public meeting at the Durbin P. T. A. were discussed.
A demonstration was given by Rebecca Colaw.
Those present were: Barbara Banton, Roger Barkley, Rosalie Hill, Rebecca Colaw, Louise Barkely, Linda Greathouse, Beulah Parker, Sara Ann Moore, Larry Plyer, Mary Ellen Letre, Lucille Petre, Jeanne Kane, Bernice Petre, Mrs. Ira Betre, Mrs. Jan Clay, leader, and Mrs. Jane Hamed, our guest.
Refreshments were served by Linda Greathouse and Lousie Barkley and enjoyed by all.
Rebecca Colaw, Reporter
A surprise birthday party was given by her children for Mrs. Dolphia (Regina) Sharp, of Brownsburg, on Tuesday night, March 5, honoring her on her 54th birthday. Refreshments were served and an enjoyable time was had by all.
Mrs. and Mrs. Ward R. Barlow announce the marriage of their only daughter, Miss Lois Ann, to Marvin G. Beverage, son of Mr. and Mrs. Clawson Beverage, of Marlinton.
The double ring ceremony was performed Saturday, March 9, 1963, at 1 p.m. in the Presbyterian Church at Monterey, Virginia, by the Rev. A. E. Johnson.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Calvin Clutter, of Hillsboro, a daughter, named Cynthia Lynn
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Jackie Aliff, of Marlinton, a son
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Calvin Galford, of Cass, a son, named Ricky Curtis
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Verle Lee Pyles, of Buckeye, a daughter, named Angela Joy
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Glade Bennett, of Dunmore, twin sons.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Walter Kellison, of Woodbridge, Virginia, a daughter named Cynthia Jane
Born to A-2-C and Mrs. Joe Roy, Jr., a daughter, named Charma Kaye
Mrs. Mary Wood VanReenen, aged 74; born at Mingo, a daughter of the late Joseph and Alitha Wood; burial in the Cochran Cemetery.
Glenn Allen Sparks, aged 70; son of the late Samuel and Emma Sparks; burial in the Mountain View Cemetery.
Mrs. Hettie Ellen Mace, aged 67, of Edray; burial in the Varner Cemetery on Elk.
John H. Mayhew, aged 78, of Renick; burial in the Morningside Cemetery at Renick.