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It Happened This Week: July 22 – 26



The following information is taken from the pages of The West Virginia Daily News, The West Virginia News, and The Greenbrier Independent in The West Virginia Daily News archives from 25, 50, 75, and 100 years ago.
July 23-26, 1996
25 Years Ago…
Jodi Parrish DeHaven recently graduated from the School of Nursing at Dabney S. Lancaster Community College.
She is the daughter of Larry and Glenna Parrish of White Sulphur Springs.
Maj. Henry B. Simpson of White Sulphur Springs has been assigned to Ft. Jackson, SC, as chief of the Air Defense Assistance Team.
He is the son of Debbie Schwarz Simpson of White Sulphur Springs and the late Emmett L. Simpson.
James Brooks was honored with a retirement dinner on May 31 at the Circle J Restaurant with family and friends.
Brooks was employed by Vepco on August 14, 1961, and was transferred to the Fairlea department in May 1972.
He and his wife, Marie, reside in Caldwell.
Three graduates of area high schools were among the 188 seniors who received degrees from Berea College on May 26. They were Mattie Watts, a graduate of Greenbrier East High School; Monica Miller, also a graduate of Greenbrier East; and Christy Smith-Dunbar, graduate of Greenbrier West High School.
There has been a changing of the guard at the Lewisburg/Fairlea Community of Churches Food Locker. After serving as executive director of the organization for its entire 14-year history, Gary Waple decided to step down at the end of 1995.
Karen Houts was selected to take Waple’s place.
Marine Pvt. Chad M. Fife, son of Michael J. and Katra B. Fife of White Sulphur Springs, recently completed basic training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, SC.
He is a 1995 graduate of Greenbrier East High School in Fairlea.
Tana R. Schafer, Greenbrier East High School graduate, has been accepted to Davis & Elkins College for the fall term.
She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Phillip Perry of Clintonville.
Lewisburg resident Aaron Mugaas was among the 499 students receiving degrees at Shepherd College’s 123rd commencement on May 11.
Greenbrier Physicians Inc. is pleased to announce that Steven E. Vess, D.O., will be joining Dr. Tamea in the orthopedic department effective July 22.
July 22, 1971
50 Years Ago…
Christopher R. Walkup has been advanced from executive vice president of the Bank of White Sulphur Springs to the office of president.
A native of Renick, he is the son of the late Leps Walkup.
At the 77th annual convention of the West Virginia Funeral Directors Association last week, Robert L. Wallace of Rainelle and Lewisburg was elected president. Gordon A. Shanklin of White Sulphur Springs was elected vice president.
Julian C. Cooley, son of Mr. and Mrs. Julian A. Cooley of White Sulphur Springs, was recently promoted to Army specialist four near Anchorage, Alaska.
Miss Sue Sailor and her mother, Mrs. John Sailor of Frankford, have sold their home and are moving into the North House on the Greenbrier College Campus.
John R. Dawkins of Lee Street, Lewisburg, attended the semiannual meeting of the board of directors of the National Livestock Dealers Association held in Denver, CO. He was reelected a director of that organization.
The Lewisburg Volunteer Fire Department was called out Sunday afternoon when a truck caught fire on Caldwell Hill. The truck turned out to be one of Lewisburg’s fire trucks.
Navy Petty Officer First Class William S. McClung, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles E. McClung of Lewisburg, is serving with Fighter Squadron 51 at the Naval Air Station, Miramar, Calif.
Bertram C. Taylor of Ronceverte has been made local manager of Columbia Gas of West Virginia Inc. in charge of gas service in Lewisburg, White Sulphur Springs, Ronceverte, and Union.
He is a graduate of Lewisburg High School.
July 25, 1946
75 Years Ago…
Several officials of the Kelly Construction Co. has arrived in Alderson to make preparations for starting work on the Alderson-Fort Spring Road.
Robert Moore of Marlinton last three teeth and sustained a bad cut on the chin when kicked in the face by a horse several days ago.
The famous Jones boys of Peterstown, Monroe County, numbered 16 until one was killed in action. The remaining 15 now have a baby sister born Saturday to Mr. and Mrs. Grover C. Jones.
Jones, the father, is 56 years old and is a teacher in Giles County, Va. His wife is 44 and was at one time his pupil in school.
The U.S. Senate passed a bill which would give the C&O Railway priority to buy White Sulphur.
Charles A. Butler of Ronceverte will be honored by the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of West Virginia, A.F. & A.M. by being presented with a 50-year service button.
July 23, 1921
100 Years Ago…
H.C. Kincaid of Cabin Creek, late of Marlinton, in handling a bunch of bananas was bitten by a scorpion. He was not seriously injured, but the scorpion died.
Vigilant detectives have discovered the newest thing in “booze” caches. When raiding the home of a man in Chicago, they found that the newel post at the foot of the staircase had been hollowed out and several quarts of corn whiskey hidden in it.
Andrew L. Broyles of Wykle, Monroe County, had two, good, 3-year-old steers killed by lightning last Friday evening. The animals were out in the open field near no tree nor other object. A piece of bad luck for Mr. Broyles.

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