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Echoes Of The Past: October 14 Through October 18

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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.
October 14-18, 1996
25 Years Ago…
St. Thomas Episcopal Church held its church fair, a major fundraiser for the historic church on West Main Street in White Sulphur Springs. The event made approximately $3,400.
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Greenbrier Farm & Home Supply opened for business in Ronceverte as a Southern States Cooperative dealer. It is owned by Don and Dreama Holliday.
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Robert Sherwood of Maxwelton has been elected as a delegate to the 113th annual meeting of the American Angus Association in Louisville, Ky.
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84 Lumber has hired Jason Bollinger as its newest manager trainee at 84 Lumber in Beaver.
He resides in Lewisburg, graduated from Greenbrier East High School, and is the son of Charles and Patty Bollinger of Lewisburg.
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Local students receiving degrees at the end of the first summer term were Russell Owen Gilkeson of Rainelle, Ryan S. Turner of Lewisburg, Joseph W. Nemcik of White Sulphur Springs, and Marlene R. Fox of Meadow Bridge.
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Elizabeth Spangler Flint has a research article published in the September issued of the computer science magazine “American Programmer.”
A native of Lewisburg, Flint is the daughter of Virginia Spangler and the late Jack Spangler.
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For both Michael Vance of Caldwell and Velda Warner of Marlinton, traveling to Branson, MO, to touch base with Boxcar Willie was a dream come true.
For Vance, it proved an opportunity to meet his long-time idol, while for Warner it marked a chance to appear on stage at the Boxcar Willie Theater.
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The Greenbrier Valley Chorale announced that its director, Barbara Wygal, has been selected to participate in the Professional Training Workshop directed by Robert Shaw in New York City’s Carnegie Hall in January 1997.
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The Greenbrier County Commission on Aging Inc. announces that Uphene DePriest, van driver, was one of three drivers chosen in the state as Outstanding WV Paratransit Driver by the West Virginia Public Transit Division.
October 14, 1971
50 Years Ago…
John Hamrick of Spotsylvania, Va., has been promoted to the position of manager of Indian Acres, a huge recreation complex in Spotsylvania County.
He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Hamrick of Fairlea and is a graduate of Greenbrier High School.
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Charles R. Saunders, son of Mr. and Mrs. L.C. Saunders of White Sulphur Springs, has been promoted to sergeant in the U.S. Air Force.
The airman is a 1970 graduate of Greenbrier East High School.
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The U.S. Postal Service plans to ask for a rate increase effective in July.
A senior assistant postmaster general says the price boost will be for only 1 cent, bringing the price of first-class letters from 8 to 9 cents and air mail from 11 to 12 cents.
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Navy Petty Officer Second Class Casey J. Heaster, son of Mr. and Mrs. Calvin L. Heaster of Clintonville, is aboard the anti-submarine warfare aircraft carrier USS Intrepid, which participated in the NATO Strike Fleet Exercise Royal Knight in the Eastern Atlantic.
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Master Sergeant William R. Loudermilk, son of Mr. and Mrs. William K. Loudermilk of McRoss, is among the U.S. Air Force WC-130 Hercules aircrew members, “Hurricane Hunters,” who flew into Hurricane Ginger more than 20 times.
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A new food production achievement for a West Virginia registered Holstein cow has been reported by Holstein-Friesian Association of America.
The new record holder is Sir Della Alice May, owned by Clayborne D. and Virginia C. Campbell of Sinks Grove.
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Dr. Otis W. Lynch, pastor of the Lewisburg United Methodist Church, is one of the 2,500 eminent clergymen counselors for the Scientific Marriage Foundation.
This SMF is a charitable educational organization that has produced happiness for 10,000 newly married folks.
October 17, 1946
75 Years Ago…
Miss Lillian Willis, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Sidney Willis of Alderson, has been elected Princess Aldersonah by the student body at Alderson High School.
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Work on the C&O tunnel at Fort Spring is back on regular schedule after an interruption of several days caused by striking a cave on the Carlyle farm which necessitated quite a lot of cribbing.
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I.L. Mitchell recently purchased an interest in the hardware business of the Farmers Equipment & Supply Co. Andrew H. Douds is manager of the business. Mr. Mitchell will continue as principal of Alderson schools.
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The opening of the Lewisburg Music & Gift Store this coming Saturday will fill a need that many people of this community have felt existed, that of a store concentrating mainly on things musical.
The store will be located in the white house next door to the Fire Chief gas station and will be operated by the owner, Bill Roderick.
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A new whistling signal will permit the filling of automobile gasoline tanks at full flow from the pumps without danger from overflowing. The signal whistles as the tank reaches the “full” mark.
October 15, 1921
100 Years Ago…
The cornerstone for the new Methodist Episcopal Church, South, of Ronceverte will be laid with Masonic ceremonies on October 20.

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Mr. Mason Bell of Lewisburg is in New York City looking over fancy goods markets and purchasing his Christmas lines.
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The Lewis place of 5,600 acres in Sweet Springs District, the largest farm in Monroe County, has been sold to a syndicate of Union men. The valuable property will be divided into smaller farms. The price paid is estimated to be from $120,000 to $140,000.
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Messrs. John E. and William E. Dougher have been appointed agents for White Motor Trucks for the counties of Monroe, Greenbrier, Pocahontas, Summers, and Nicholas. The agency headquarters will be at White Sulphur Springs.

West Virginia Daily News has been serving Greenbrier and Monroe Counties since 1866.

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