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/ Vol. VI No.ll May 17, 1990 From the Greenbrier Valley of West Virginia Won In grade schooler to a re- seasoned racers to first members of the 29-team 1990 Great Greenbrier negotiated the beautiful Cloverlick to Still- a record average time up nearly 100 last year, paddled, bi- ran the 16 mile relay attention to the recrea- of the Trail and the Valley. Competitors, and their families gath- finish in Stillwell Park 1. Team No Name Phil Townsend, Dave Heads Steve Erskine, Larry Belcher, .40.1. Bear (solo) Greg Ander- and businesses vol- ~!me. and. Pr!zes to event a success. Pocahontas Tourism 1.37 Stone's Ancestors 1 In Battle By Jonathan Wright Margaret Boone Shanklin of Or- Fathers and sons fought in the gan Cave has been named Green- Civil War--and the Battle of Lewis- brier County Belle. She was nomi- burg was no exception. Seventy-nated by the Extension Homemak- two-year-old Bill Stone, a Roncev- ers. Mrs Shanklin will represent erte resident, claims a heritage Greenbrier County at the West Vir- which includes several family mem- ginia State Folk Festival at Glenville bers who participated in the 1862 June 15through June 17. conflict, including his great-grandfa- A Belle must be 70 years of age ~ ther and grandfather. Family records or older and have a background re- indicate Mr Stone's great-grandfa- lated to the history, knowledge, and ~~ ther Ingram Stone was buried in the preservation of the folklore of her cross-shaped mass grave at the community. According to Mona Confederate Cemetery in Lewis- James of Glenville, coordinator of burg. the West Virginia Folk Festival Belle '1 don't really take sides in talking program, "The Belles and the activi- about the Civil War," Mr Stone says. ties surrounding them make one of 'Tm proud of my ancestors because the most interesting features of the they did what they thought was Festival." right." Mrs Shanklin was the eldest of Office, Lauren Stanfield from the According to the records, Ingram three children born to Martyn and Parks and Recreation Office in Mar- was born in 1812, married Sara Ann Sudie Appling Rodgers of Organ linton, The Marlinton Hotel, The Massey in 1837, and came to Cave. She attended grade school at River Place, Richardson's, and Ap- Greenbrier County from Henry Organ Cave and graduated from palachian Sport in Marlinton, Rose- County, Virginia, in the 1850's. Just Union High School. Mrs Shanklin wood Cafe, Doug Chadwick, and said '1 wanted to become a teacher, The Current B&B from Hillsboro, Elk so immediately after graduation, I River Touring Center and Restau- enrolled in summer school. I at- rant in Slaty"fork, Cass Scenic Rail- tended Greenbrier College for road. From Lewisburg, Aides, The Women, Concord College during Bakery, Edith's Health Food Store, summer term and Marshall College Plants Etc., Western Sizzlin, Green- during winter term. I received my brier Health Club, Food & Friends, degree from Concord College and Wolf Creek Gallery, and the Green- did graduate work at West Virginia brier River Co. from Ronceverte. University." Charleston Bicycle Center, Blackwa- Mrs Shanklin first married Ray R. ter Bikes, as well as all the score- Boone, a Greenbrier County Margaret Boone Shanklin keepers volunteering their day for teacher. They were the parents of the event, three children: a daughter, Peggy, Youth Camp trustees -- a position Proceeds from the event will be and twin sons, Roger and Daniel. she still holds. used by the Greenbrier River Trail (Roger Boone is publisher of this The first Home Extension Club in Association for trail improvement newspaper.) Greenbrier County, then known at projects, such as the restoration of Mrs Shanklin was a 4-H leader the "Farm Women's Club, was or- the old Cloverlick Depot building to for 13 years. She and her children ganized at Mrs Shanklin's mother's be used as a trail information center, have been active in the organization home in 1937. Anyone wishing to become involved since their earliest years. Mrs Shah- '1 did not go back to public work with the Trail Association please ....... klin served as Rresident of the full timeuntil my youngest (the boys) write Greenbrier River Trail Associa~ ....... ~reenvrler L,ounty Leaoers ~ssocta- were juniors in high school';' Mrs Sky Below My Feet' County 4-H Program Front -- Doris Taylor,* Julia Higglnbotham, Dixie Le~ e, Cathy Hoke, Becky Miller, Helen Graves - 4-H "-- Heather Vance, Kristen Hill, Kim Wolfe, Lori Walker. "Blue Sky Be- ,"--- Mission Pegasus," a Enrichment program, April 20 with a visit McBride. Captain national Aeronau- Administration pilot and West astronaut, spoke to students Greenville, Gap ............ 7A .............. 8A tion, Slatyfork 26291. before the Battle of Lewisburg, tion and was elected one of the first Shanklin said. "1 taught in Green- which took place May 23, 1862, Ingram's sns Gerge' Alfred' and I Q I James enlisted in the Confederate Mr uick Asks Army. Mr Stone, then 50 years of age, announced he could outfight l~eCOlLll, l~l,t Of Vote and outwork any of his sons, and so he too enlisted. On the canvassed -- but not yet During the battle he positioned certified -- Greenbrier County Pri- himself in a fence corner to shoot at mary Election returns, Board of Edu- the Union troops. A Union soldier cation hopeful Mike Quick trailed in- sneaked up behind him and stabbed cumbent Clarence Hinkle by 24 him with a bayonet. Ingram's son votes 2052 for Mr Quick; 2076 for Mr Hinkle. Alfred saw it happening and tried to shoot the soldier, but his gun would Mr Quick has asked for a re- not fire, according to written family count. Greenbrier County Commis- records, sioners, entrusted with the certifica- Ingram was taken to the Lewis- tion of the election, have agreed to burg Presbyterian Church (now the run the totals again. The Commis- Old Stone Church), which was used sioners (Joe Feamster, Billy Jean as a hospital during the battle His Hutsenpiller, and Bill McClung) will wife Sarah came down from the meet Wednesday May 23 at 9 a.m. family home on Muddy Creek Moun- in order to start the re-count pro- ceedures. tain to see ~er husband~ Ingrain told Commissioners have until June 7 her he would be all right and to go back home to look after the children to certify the Primary Election to the West Virginia Secretary of State's See "Stone", Page 3-A Office. .................. 7B ........... 2A .................... 9A .................... 6B k Night Radio. 10A .................. 8A ................. 2A ........ 9A ......................... .10A .............. 2B 1B Mills and Union elementary schools. The Blue Sky Below My Feet educational program was initially developed by the National 4-H Council in Washington, D. C. and NASA. The materials are dedicated to the memory of the Space Shuttle "Challenger" crew who lost their lives in the explosion of January 28, 1986. Air Force Lieutenant Colonel Ellison S. Onizuka of the "Chal- lenger" crew was a former 4-Her. He credited 4-H programs with gwing him opportunities to develop self- confidence, the ability to achieve, and a spirit of exploration and chal- lenge. Lieutenant Colonel Onizuka was assisting in the production of the Blue Sky program before his death. The Blue Sky program was ex- plored this school year by 17 teach- ers and 375 students in the fourth, fifth and sixth grades of the elemen- tary schools in Monroe County. The program doubled as a 4-H project and enriched the student's school curriculum in science, language arts, math, health, nutrition, careers and .art. Each child had a Mission See "Blue Sky", Page 3-A Join Soldiers 0 1862 fashion shows, tea, and concerts by the 11th North Carolina Band will be presented between noon and 4 p.m. at the General Lewis Inn Saturday, May 19 as part of the Battle of Lewisburg rei~nactment weekend. Not all of the re~nactors are military; these ladies in Civil War era costume will accompany the 1st Virginia Infantry and Participate in the weekend festivities. brier County elementary schools for 24 years and was financial secretary at the West Virginia State Prison for Women for four years." Mrs Shanklin is a member of the West Virginia branch of the National Educational Association and has been a vice-president of the Green- brier CQunty ~ucation Association; i president of the Greenbrier County Bolling-Lewisburg Intermediate School After almost thirty years, the for- mer Boiling High School at Oak Street and Feamster Road in Lewis- burg is once again officially using the name "Boiling." In a special meeting April 25, the Greenbrier County Board of Educa- tion voted to change the name of Lewisburg Intermediate School to Bolling-Lewisburg Intermediate School. The action was in response to a request from the Boiling High School Alumni Association to return the original name to the school. Boiling High School started as Lewisburg Colored School in the early 1900's, according to Pearl Car- ter, who graduated from the school in 1936 and taught English there 22 years. In 1933 it was named Bolting High School in memory of Professor Edward A Boiling, who served as principal many years there. The school contained only ele- mentary grades until the 1930's, - when junior and senior high classes were added. It then became the only high school for black students in Greenbrier County and drew stu- dents from throughout the county. Its last senior class graduated in the early 1960's, and the school re- verted back to elementary grades for several years. In the late 1960's it was renamed-Lewisburg Interme- diate School and housed grades five and six, which it continues serwng today. When asked why the alumni as- sociation did not push for the name "Boiling Intermediate School" with- out the hyphenated "Boiling-Lewis- burg" designation, Mrs Carter said, "We agreed that any way we could have the name 'Boiling' included would be acceptable." New Writer: Joy of Farming The Mountain Messenger welcomes Ella Galford and her column "The Joy of Farming" to- day. Mrs Galford, of Marlinton, will be a regular contributor to the messenger's "On The Farm," page 8. Mrs Galford is one of eight children born to Emery and Pearl Williams Shue of Droop Mountain. She attended Hillsboro High School and re- ceived her A. B. degree from Shepherd College. see "Galford", Page 3-A e