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Echoes Of The Past: November 18 – 23

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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.
November 18-22, 1996
25 Years Ago…
Alicia Marie Wickline, daughter of Randy and Cindy Wickline of White Sulphur Springs, was honored by being included in Who’s Who Among American Students.
She will be a 1997 Greenbrier East High School senior.
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Kay Reynolds was the winner of the Best Barbecue on a Bun contest held at this year’s Frankford Autumnfest.
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Bob Bowling, Chad Bowling, Dallas Ware, and Mike Fife were the Captain’s Choice golf champions in the 1996 Miller Beer Hacker Fall Classic held at Valley View Country Club.
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Senator Randy Schoonover recently visited Lewisburg Elementary School to present a Certificate of Recognition to Dr. William C. Fox, the 1996 West Virginia Principal of the Year.
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Irma Powell of Lewisburg was recently elected president of the West Virginia Association of Retired School Employees.
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Grist Lumber Inc., located at Smoot, is the recipient of the West Virginia Forestry Association’s 1996 West Virginia Sawmill-of-the-Year Award. The sawmill is owned and operated by Robert Grist.
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Thirty-five members of Greenbrier East FFA attended the annual Sunbelt Agricultural Exposition in Moultrie, Ga. This is one of the major agricultural events in the world.
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A team of sharp-witted students from Greenbrier East High School took home top awards recently from the fourth annual Concord College Business Challenge.
The 1996 Business Challenge was the largest yet, with 235 students participating.
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The Seneca Trail 4-H Club of Frankford received $100 and a certificate from the West Virginia Youth Conservation Program, sponsored by the Division of Natural Resources. The club members have undertaken school beautification and recycling as two of their conservation projects.
November 18, 1971
50 Years Ago…
Boy Scout Troop No. 292 of Neola was taken on a 15-mile, overnight, horse back trail trip last weekend by Paul Lilly, chairman of the troop committee, who also furnished the horses.
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Members of the two White Sulphur Springs 4-H Clubs, the Hustlers and Crackerjacks, won one of four awards given each year to youth groups conducting outstanding conservation projects.
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Navy Petty Officer First Class Junior L. Morrison, son of Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Morrison of Renick, is serving at Naval Air Station, Patuxent River, Md.
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Acting Sergeant John B. Gherman, son of Mr. and Mrs. John R. Gherman of Lewisburg, recently completed the first U.S. Army Noncommissioned Officer Academy’s Drill Sergeant Course at Ft. Knox, Ky.
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Julie VanMetre, senior at Greenbrier East High School, has been cited as one of the outstanding high school students of English in the county. The National Council of Teachers of English has named her a 1971 national winner in its annual Achievement Awards competition.
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Dale Kidd of Alderson and Cathy Bell of Frankford have joined the junior membership ranks of Holstein-Friesian Association of America.
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Williams River Public Hunting and Fishing Area in Pocahontas County has been renamed Handley Public Hunting and Fishing Area in honor of C.O. Handley Sr. of Lewisburg, retired game technician for the state of West Virginia.
November 21, 1946
75 Years Ago…
Nancy Ellen Bright, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Raymond E. Bright of Frankford, has been pledged to Phi Mu, one of the oldest social sororities in existence.
She is a graduate of Greenbrier College in Lewisburg.
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Sheep herds of C.A. Skaggs, Dick Watts, and Lester Quick, Lewisburg district farmers, were raided by dogs with considerable losses.
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A holiday hunting party of five men, with veteran bear hunter Fred Galford of Black Mountain as their guide, bagged three bears in the Williams River section of Pocahontas County. The beats weighed 550, 350, and 125 pounds.
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The Electric Shoe repairing shop on South Monroe Street in Alderson, belonging to L.V. Pezzanite, was entered one night last week through a rear window, but the shop owner says the burglar must have failed to find a fit, as no shoes are missing.
November 19, 1921
100 Years Ago…
At about two o’clock Wednesday morning of this week, fire destroyed the Ronceverte Bakery, owned by H.B. Fullen, on the south side of the river.
Fullen had just installed a new outfit of modern baking machinery, all of which was destroyed, without insurance. The loss is a rather heavy one.
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A tremendous blast at the Frazier rock quarries near Fort Spring was set off Friday, November 4, at two o’clock. The explosion of 52,400 pounds of dynamite caused a distinct tremor of the earth at Fort Spring and the rattling of window glass and dishes.
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The Huntley Lumber Company at Neola closed down its mill for a few days on account of a shortage of coal for the logging engine. This is caused by not having trains over the W.S.&H. railroad since their bridges were washed out by flood some days ago.
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Sheriff C.A. Conley and Deputies Craigo and Burns swooped down on an abandoned cabin near the head of Honey Creek, Mountain Cove district, Fayette County, where two moonshiners were engaged in making liquor. When the officers broke in on the two men, they found them cooking dinner in addition to running a still. As the posse was hungry, all sat down together and “licked the platter clean,” before starting on the journey to the county jail.

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

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