Looking Back June 30, 2020


25 Years Ago - May 2, 1995

    Buy a creme pie at Wyatt’s Super Valu and help Project Grad. The goal is to sell 500 creme pies this week. If that goal is met a student from Pendleton County High School will be picked to throw a pie at Principal Steve Craig and an employee at Wyatt’s will get to throw one at Roger Craig, store manager.
    Children from the Galilean Home to perform at free concert May 7. The concert will be held at the Griffin Centre and the McElfresh Family will be the opening act.
    Womanless Wedding was a hilarious event. The wedding was held at Pendleton High School as a fundraiser for Project Grad. Announcer for the society event of the year was Mrs. Doubtfire, who under makeup and wig turned out to be Jeff Carson.
    Ladycat softball player Kathy Stewart hit her fifth homerun of the season in a 7-5 loss to Williamstown.
    Falmouth High School Homecoming 1995- Anyone associated with Falmouth High School from its beginning through the last graduating class (1968) is invited to attend on the weekend of July 1 and 2 Pendleton County Day is the same weekend. Attendees will be in the parade and there will be a dance at the firehouse on Saturday night.
    The Cavaliers’ third grade cheer team: Jessica Steele, Crystal Ramsey, Sarah Fitzenberger, Shonda Jenkins, Cameron Price, and Nicole Jenkins. Sponsors Robin Jenkins and Pam Price.

50 Years Ago - April 24, 1970

    Harry H. Yelton, a native and former resident of Butler passed away Thursday, April 16, 1970.
    Martin Ross Brown, son of the late Luther and Ella Jones Brown, wass born in Pendleton County on December 4, 1910 and passed on Wednesday, April 15, 1970.
    Leslie Dunaway, well known Butler community citizen residing on Flour Creek Road, passed away Tuesday, April 21, 1970.
    Miss Mary (Mamie) Moore, daughter of the late Michael and Kate Dougherty Moore, was born in Pendleton County and passed away on Friday, April 17, 1970.
    James Beckham Wilson, well known luberman, passed away Friday April 17, 1970

75 Years Ago - April 21, 1945

    President Franklin D. Roosevelt passed away suddenly on Thursday, April 2, 1945. The best known citizen in all the world passed on to his reward at the height of his political career.
    Cpl. Oscar H. Barton, well known Pendleton County youth, gave his life for his country when he was killed somewhere in Germany on March 23, 1945.
    Memorial services were held at Mt. Moriah Christian Church on Sunday, April 22 for Pvt. Carl Gray, Sgt. Paul Campbell, and Sgt. Henry Crowe, all of whom were killed in the European Theater of War.
    Pfc. Jesse Teegarden, 22, son of Mrs. May Teegarden of Augusta, is now reported as returned to his outfit after being held prisoner of the Germans for 72 days.
    Born to the wife of Cecil Sullivan, an 8 3/4 lb. son on April 5. He has been named Marvin Clyde.
    Lucius Sims Smith, aged 84 years, passed away March 16, 1945. He was born Junr 10, 1861, near Boyd.

100 Years Ago - April 24, 1920

    Horace Yelton and wife have been entertaining a fine little son since April 15.
    On Monday, April 12, death claimed Mrs. Rose Riley, after an extended illness.
    Born to the wife of Oscar Moore, a daughter on April 6
    Born to the wife of Felix Green, a son Kenneth Walter.
    Mrs. Bessie Maude Reynolds beloved wife of Wilmer Reynolds died on Tuesday, April 12 in Butler.
    Mr. and Mrs. James Sorrell have been entertaining a fine baby girl at their home since April 15. She will answer to the name Hattie Mae.
    James E. Blades, one of the city’s venerable and highly respected citizens, died last Saturday morning.
    Born to Mr. and Mrs. William Lea of Double Beech on Tuesday, April 13,a fine daughter- Faustina Bell.