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It Happened This Week 10-7



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 9-13, 1995
25 Years Ago…
Charles B. Ridgeway, 67, of Union, has been named the West Virginia Monopoly Game Tournament Champion. He has been invited to participate in the National Monopoly Game Championship competition in New York City.
The deed to Carnegie Hall in Lewisburg was formally presented by the Greenbrier County Commission to members of Carnegie Hall Inc. Commission President John Bowling presented the deed, dated September 12, 1995, to the corporation’s president, Judith Polan.
Magie Mart officially opened its doors for business in Fairlea on Wednesday, September 20, in the building previously occupied by Aide’s Discount Store.
Roy Dodd was recognized as the first Greenbrier County Bus Driver of the Month during the board of education’s latest meeting.
John Rosenbohm, classical guitarist, presented two workshops to the students at Williamsburg Elementary School on Wednesday, September 20.
Rosenbohm has performed internationally. His interest in introducing classical guitar to students led him to become part of the Artists in Residence program initiated by the Arts & Humanities Council.
Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Frank E. Joseph, a 1989 graduate of Greenbrier East High School, is serving forward deployment in the Adriatic Sea near Bosnia aboard the guided missile cruiser USS South Carolina as part of the USS America Battle Group.
Julia Turner of Ronceverte has been named 1995 Young Careerist of the Lewisburg Business and Professional Women.
Turner graduated as valedictorian of her class at Greenbrier East High School and received a Bachelor of Health Science degree from the University of Kentucky in Lexington.
The Ronceverte Women’s Club brought out their trusty, 40-gallon, antique copper pot for the 15th annual applebutter event on Sunday, September 30, at the Ronceverte Island Park. The jarred approximately 107 quarts and 84 pints
At its annual reunion, Frankford High School’s Class of 1960 made a donation for Greenbrier Hall’s renovation. The donation was made in memory of Judy Paulin Altizer, a Greenbrier County teacher.
The Ronceverte Women’s Club held their first chili cook-off on Saturday, September 30, at the Island Park Amphitheater in Ronceverte.
Jeri Via took first place honors in this competition.

October 8, 1970
50 Years Ago…
The Rev. Ronald McCauley, pastor at Rainelle United Methodist Church, was one of 25 ministers selected from the United States for a mission to Peru. He was chosen through the General Board of Evangelism, Nashville, Tenn.
Two ladies from Washington, D.C., were shopping in Lewisburg recently. After depositing money in the parking meter, they forgot and left their camera, car keys, and packages on the hood of their car and went to a restaurant for a meal and later visited stores.
Upon their return to the car, the ladies discovered that all their forgotten items were intact.
The ladies said that they could not believe that such as possible after living in Washington.
Karen Jackson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Cafales Jackson of Lewisburg, was crowned Homecoming Queen on the athletic field at Lewisburg Junior High School by Ronald Refsland, principal.
Kevin L. Holliday, son of Mrs. Sally Holliday of Ronceverte, was promoted on September 15 to Army sergeant upon graduation from the Noncommissioned Officer Candidate School at Fort Benning, Gas.
Crawford’s Foodland in Fairlea is constructing about a 40-foot addition to the south side of the supermarket.
Greenbrier Motors Company in Fairlea was recognized by the Dodge Motor Company for 25 years of sales and service to the area at the ceremony held in the showroom recently.
Greenbrier Motors Company was organized in 1945 on Jefferson Street in Lewisburg by the late Paul E. Rhodes. In 1946, the present plant was built in Fairlea.
Marie Y. Stevens, daughter of Wyatt Stevens of White Sulphur Springs, has been chosen as a semifinalist in the National Achievement Scholarship Program.
The Greenbrier East Spartan Marching Band received a superior rating recently at the Mountain State Forest Festival in Elkins.
The majorettes received a 94.66 score of a possible 100 percent to rate first in the majorette competition.

October 11, 1945
75 Years Ago…
Major R.W. Harris, athletic director at Greenbrier Military School in Lewisburg, has announced that all men and women in the uniform of the Army, Navy and Marine Corps will be admitted free to home football games at the school.
Charles H. Gillilan was nominated by President Truman to be postmaster at Frankford, and Minnie F. Diem to be postmaster at Fort Spring.
Sgt. Joe T. McNeel is spending furlough at Blaker Mills with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. T.P. McNeel. He spent two years in Iceland with an air squadron. His brother, Pvt. William NcNeel, is in the Pacific.
George W. Shinaberry has sold his (W.A. Neal) farm at Richlands through the Hugh H. Steele Real Estate Agency to Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Sarver of Ronceverte. This farm is one of the top farms on the county, and we congratulate Mr. and Mrs. Sarver in obtaining this valuable farm.

October 9 1920
100 Years Ago…
The White Sulphur Sentinel says that the Dickson Brother’s office in White Sulphur Springs has a display of ribbons won at the Covington, Va., fair is that is enough to make the average lover of fine horses turn green with envy.
A whopper beet was left at the News office this week by Mr. F. M. Thomas. It was grown in his garden, weighing 9 3/4 pounds and was 25 inches in circumference.
There are five steam shovels at work on the grading at the Meadow River extension of the Greenbrier & Eastern railway.
The August pay roll of the construction force was $98,000.

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