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Oct. 8, 1956-Oct. 13, 1956

Posted 2018-04-12

Oct. 8, 1956

    Woodstock FFA. The Woodstock Chapter of the Future Farmers of America held a meeting in the agriculture room at the high school. The officers are president Allen Rickard, vice president Bill Gochenour, secretary Bill Borden, treasurer Teddy Shillingburg, reporter Paul Wilkins Jr., Sentinel Richard Peer. The following boys attended the Atlantic Rural Exposition on Sept. 25: Billy Gochenour, Linden Wakeman, Norman Whitmer, Richard Peer, Paul Wilkins, Billy Shrum, Keith Richard, Billy Tucker, John Racey, Landon Wetzel, Ralph Ritter, Curtis Heltzel, Larry Lohr, Kenneth Wilkins, Donald Feller, Gordon Rutz, Frank Funkhouser, Teddy Shillingburg, Robert Pangle, Allen Rickard, Leonard Epard, Billy Wetzel.


Oct. 11, 1956

    St. Jacob’s Church of the Edinburg Parish homecoming was held Oct. 7 with a picnic lunch and dedicatory service. The congregation was organized in 1838 with the land being granted to the Lutheran and Reformed churches by Lord Fairfax in 1755 and a church was supposed to have been built prior to the organization of the congregation in 1838. In 1884 the Reformed congregation withdrew and built Christ Reformed Church at Conicville. In 1887 under the leadership of Rev. P. C Wike, the present church building was erected under very adverse circumstances, the building was partly completed and work halted for a while, and the father and grandfather of Gilbert Dellinger were both trustees at the time and were largely responsible for the raising of the necessary funds to complete the building.

    Miss Margaret Grabill of Woodstock was named president-elect of District G, Virginia Education Association at the annual meeting at Madison College October 5.

    The wedding of Miss Joyce Juanita Frye, daughter of Mr. and Mrs Israel Frye of Edinburg, and Mr. Alvin William Cook, son of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Cook of St Luke, was solemnized October 3. Betty Frye, sister of the bride, and Joseph Lambert were their attendants.


Oct. 13, 1956

    October 11 proved to be an exciting day for Mr. S. B. Hepner, who was celebrating his 94th birthday.

    Harvey J. McClanahan, 19, a former resident of Toms Brook, died Monday evening in the Martinsburg City Hospitalof injuries sustained in an auto-tractor trailer accident. He was a son of Mr. and Mrs. Oscar F. McClanahan of Maurertown. Surviving with his parents are grandparents Mr. and Mrs. J.W. McClanahan of Strasburg, and Mrs. Rose O. Hoffman of near Seven Fountains, the following sisters and brothers, Dallas, George, Roger, Nancy, Ruby, Leroy, Charles Glen, Gerry and Patsy, all of Toms Brook. Pallbearers were Jay B. Crabill, Charles Keller, Wayne Coffman, William Richard, Lewis and Henry Dyke.

    Mt. Jackson Movies. Friday and Saturday Glenn Ford and Broderick Crawford in “The Fastest Gun Alive” the story of the fastest gun alive and only he knew how afraid he was; Sunday, Monday and Tuesday, “Pardners” in which Martin and Lewis invade the west in fun filled saga.

Wednesday and Thursday, brings a different story about different people. Be sure and see Paul Douglas, John Derek and Judy Lawrence in “The Leather Saint”.