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Echoes Of The Past: September 10



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.
September 9-13, 1996
25 Years Ago…
Local students who successfully completed the office technology program at the Beckley campus of Valley College of Technology for 1996 were Charlotte Armstrong, Connie Bennett, Susan Bryant, Robin Fitzwater, Heather Hunter, Tamara McComb, Loan Phillips, Donna Shortridge, and Wanda Chapman.
Located in Fairlea behind the Shell station is the area’s newest modern touch-free car wash, R.B.’s Automatic Touch Free Car Wash.
Studio 40 Inc., located at The Greenbrier in White Sulphur Springs, was named one of the Top 100 Retailers of American Craft at an awards reception held July 27 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, Philadelphia.
Bill Satterfield of Greenbrier Insurance Agency of Lewisburg received the President’s Award in recognition of his dedication to providing professional insurance service to his customers.
Pam McClung and sons, Cole and Travis, and Danielle Lewis were the winning team in the 1996 Williamsburg Community Fair’s cookie bake off.
Sophia Alexis Simms of Ronceverte was one of 65 students to begin first year studies at the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine in Lewisburg.
She is the daughter of Sue Simms of Ronceverte and the late Cecil Thomas Simms Jr.
Two Greenbrier County residents received the highest honor presented by the West Virginia Senate; Virginia Blake and John Tuckwiller were presented framed awards recognizing their dedication to their communities.
Senator Robert C. Byrd has appointed Lewisburg resident Amy Michelle Guills as a princess in the 60th annual Mountain State Forest Festival in Elkins.
She is a 1994 graduate of Greenbrier East High School and is the daughter of Karen F. and Jesse O. Guills Jr.
Shannon L. Sprague, formerly of White Sulphur Springs, received her master’s degree in communication arts from West Virginia University on August 16.
She is a 1990 graduate of Greenbrier East High School and is the daughter of Jesse and Pat Sams of White Sulphur Springs
Work will soon be underway on Greenbrier County bridge replacement.
A prestressed concrete box girder bridge will be used to replace the Campaign Bridge carrying Greenbrier County 31 over Muddy Creek east of County 31/1 under the contract awarded to Hoke Brother Contracting of Union.
September 9, 1971
50 Years Ago…
The U.S. Department of Transportation has approved funds in the amount of $2,512 for the White Sulphur Springs Airport with the City of White Sulphur Springs as sponsor.
Because of its more than average usage, the Greenbrier County Library is one of four libraries in the state of West Virginia to be the recipient of a gift of 300 books from the West Virginia Library Commission.
Navy Chief Petty Officer John L. Osborne III, son of Mr. and Mrs. John L. Osborne Jr. of Fairlea, has reported for duty at the Naval Air Station, Chase Field, Beeville, Texas.
He is a graduate of Frankford High School.
Army Private Denzil D. Dorsey, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lemon L. Dorsey of Leslie, recently was assigned to the 7th Artillery in Germany.
His wife, Sara, lives at Rainelle.
Gary Conley is the new principal of East Rainelle Elementary School.
His wife, Anna Eloyse Conley, is an instructor at Greenbrier West High School.
The 1970-71 trapping season in West Virginia resulted in 41,541 pelts which sold for $50,318. This figure shows a marked decrease from the 1969-70 fur sales of $83,549.
Members of the West Virginia University School of Dentistry’s 1971 freshman class include Homer D. Milem of Crawley and Richard E. McClung of Lewisburg.
Application for a federal grant to help finance a $260,000 proposed water and sewer project was approved by the White Sulphur Springs City Council August 30 at a called meeting.
September 12, 1946
75 Years Ago…
The annual report of St. Luke’s Hospital in New York City contained 14 pictures of Miss Betty Katherine Winkler of Ronceverte. She was chosen from some 300 student nurses to appear in this report.
She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J.L. Winkler and is a graduate of Greenbrier High School.
West Virginia’s first living war memorial will be dedicated at Alderson on September 13. Memorial Field will honor those from the community who served and lost their lives in the late World War.
The Greenbrier Hotel, celebrated peace-time resort which served as an Army general hospital during the war, received its honorable discharge from military service last Thursday.
The hotel property reverted to its former owner, the Chesapeake and Ohio Railway.
Stockholders of Martin & Jones Inc. have negotiated the purchase of building lots on which stood the old Home Hotel building that housed Southern States Ronceverte Service until destroyed by fire two days ago. The lot, which adjoins Martin & Jones, was bought from D. Spurgeon MacQueen.
September 10, 1921
100 Years Ago…
Miss Goldie A. Leach, who has been visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. W.H. Leach, at the mouth of Second Creek, leaves Saturday for Denver Colo., to resume her duties with the Fitzsimmons General Hospital.
Mason C. Brackman, a native of Greenbrier, who has been practicing law at various points in the state, has returned to this county and becomes associated with Mr. Jess L. Hern in the publication of the Greenbrier Independent at Lewisburg.
Red Sulphur Springs was recently sold to S.B. Pace of Roanoke, Va. The property was sold by P.H. Dillard Jr. and H.M. Moomaw, trustees of W.G. Higher, under a deed of trust to secure to S.W. Harrell and P.H. Rorrer the payment of $15,000.

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