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					                                                                                                                                              The Mountain Eagle . . Wednesday, April 7, 2010 . . Page 7


Moments and Memories of WHS Letcher Co. libraries will celebrate
By BENNETT WELCH

     First metallurgical
                            National Library Week April 11-17
  doctorate given at U.T.;                                                                           National Library Week             by David Lucas will be pre-          lectures and programs, to do
  awarded WHS graduate                                                                           is set for April 11-17, and           sented.                              research with the assistance
    Dr. Marion Lewis Pickle-                                                                     the Letcher County Public                • The Jenkins Public Li-          of a trained professional, to
simer: Born to Virgil Dennis                                                                     Libraries will celebrate the          brary will have an open              get help finding a job or to
Picklesimer and Geneva                                                                           week with open houses                 house on April 15 (Thurs-            find homework help, com-
Picklesimer in Thealka, in                                                                       and refreshments, exhibits,           day) and an exhibit by Jen-          puter classes, book discus-
Jan. 1920, he was a small                                                                        prizes, programs and book             kins artists will be on dis-         sions, children’s and teen
town boy with a hunger for                                                                       sales.                                play.                                programs.”
knowledge and a dream                                                                                All libraries will give book         • The Blackey Public                  Since 1958, National Li-
of studying science. In his                                                                      prizes to those who register          Library will host its open           brary Week has been ob-
quest for math and sci-                                                                          for a free library card. April is     house on April 16 (Friday)           served by the American
ence training, he attended                                                                       also Amnesty Month, and all           and will hold a raffle with          Library Association and
schools in Paintsville, Jen-                                                                     fines are waived for overdue          prizes and its annual exhibit        libraries across the country
kins, Fleming, and Whites-                                                                       materials. Payment for lost           of artworks by the Blackey           each April.
burg High, where he gradu-                                                                       books and movies will also            Art Guild.                               For more information,
ated in 1936. But his long-                                                                      be reduced.                              “Libraries are the heart          visit www.lcld.org or call
range dreams had to wait.                                                                            Among the scheduled               of every community and               Lillian Webb Memorial Li-
The most widespread and                                                                          events are:                           our library helps our com-           brary at 855-7913, Harry M.
destructive war in history                                                                           • An open house at Lil-           munity thrive,” says Librar-         Caudill Memorial Library
began, and he had to an-                                                                         lian Webb Memorial Li-                ies Director Lina Tidal. “At         at 633-7547, Jenkins Pub-
swer the call. It wasn’t long                                                                    brary in Neon on April 13             our library, people of all           lic Library at 832-4101, or
until he found himself in an                                                                     (Tuesday). The library has            backgrounds come together            Blackey Public Library at
intensity of combat that no                                                                      undergone a substantial               for community meetings,              633-4013.
man should endure, and a                                                                         facelift and patrons are
few men ever experience. As
a bomber co-pilot and later
                                                                                                 invited to see the improve-
                                                                                                 ment. A quilt making dem-
                                                                                                                                        Cleanup set at McRoberts
as pilot, he flew 50 times                                                                       onstration is also planned                Litter will be picked up in      Pickup will provide safety
through the gates of hell, 50                                                                    on this day.                           McRoberts April 5-8 from 9          vests, t-shirts, rubber gloves,
times through the valley of                                                                          • The Harry M. Cau-                a.m. to noon, and on April          trash bags, and drinking
the shadow of death. But,                                                                        dill Memorial Library in               12 beginning at 9 a.m. The          water. Lunch will be served
each time he returned to                                                                         Whitesburg will host an                roads to be cleaned are Hwy.        at the McRoberts Com-
base uninjured. Each time,                                                                       open house on April 14                 343, Shea’s Fork, Chopping          munity Center each day at
he brought his plane and                                                                         (Wednesday). A quilt exhibit           Branch, Veterans Blvd., Tom         12:30 p.m.
his crew home safely. Each                 DR. MARION LEWIS PICKLESIMER                          is on display and artworks             Biggs Road, Lance Drive,               To volunteer for the
time, the hand of God was                                                                                                               and Hwy. 3409 from McRob-           cleanup or for more infor-
upon him.                        He is an unsung American        morning was over at the                                                erts to Dunham.                     mation, call 832-4789, 832-
    Even though he was           hero!                           graded school building
                                                                                                 Brock infant dies                         Letcher County Litter            4888, 832-4539, 832-9219, or
never physically injured,            (I wish to take this op-    when the whole student              Eight-day-old Levi Brock           Abatement and Pride Litter          832-4963.
he faced unimaginable            portunity to express my         body assembled. The audi-       died March 31 at Cincinnati
emotional trauma. Well           gratitude to Dr. Picklesimer    torium as well as every other   Children’s Hospital in Cin-                                    Thank You
more than 50 percent of          and his family for sharing      available nook and corner       cinnati, Ohio.
the teammates who en-            this article with me and our    was jammed. Some interest-          He was the son of Harold             The Jenkins High School Cheerleaders, coaches, and parents
tered the war with him in        readers.)                       ing talks were made. There      and Ashley Brock of Eolia.               would like to thank the following individuals and businesses for
January 1943 were killed             The following were class-   was music both instrumen-           Surviving in addition to             their donations which made it possible for the squad to travel
or captured by July 1943.                                                                        his parents are his grand-               to Bowling Green, Kentucky and participate in the KAPOS
                                 mates of Dr. Picklesimer        tal and vocal and then an in-                                            State Cheerleading Competition on 2-20-10. Thank you very
Only one who has felt the        in the WHS class of 1936:       teresting and instructional     parents, Harold Ray and
                                                                                                 Melissa Pearl Brock, and                 much for your support and encouragement.
loss of a friend in combat       Kelsie Adams, John Adams        talk by Hon. Emery Frazier,                                              Jim and Joan Ward; Mrs. Carroll, JHS principle; Hall Equip-
can even imagine the pain        Jr., Prina Adams, Danola        who recently returned here      Richard and Janet Boggs,
                                                                                                 all of Eolia.                            ment and Supply; Ashley Addington; Community Trust Bank;
of losing so many friends        Adkins, Earl Amburgey,          from Washington. All the                                                 Cavalier Store; Whitaker Bank; Boggs Pharmacy; Precision/
so quickly. Replacements         Glennis Amburgey, Harold        teachers for the year’s work        Funeral services were
                                                                                                                                          Jody Fleming; Karen Corbett; Short Trucking; Wanda Gross;
for those lost friends came      Bach, Elsie Banks, Pauline      were introduced followed        held April 1 at the Millstone
                                                                                                                                          Sports-R-Us; Paul and Lori Stambaugh; Wayne Fleming;
and were themselves soon         Boggs, Ethleen Boyd, War-       by loud cheers. This over,      Primitive Baptist Church.                Susan Rolan; Tracy Goff; The Mountain Eagle; Stallard’s
lost in combat. There were       ner Broughman, Forrest          registration for work was       Burial was in the Mullins                Pharmacy; Danny Webb; Tan-A-Rama; Margaret Nichols;
so many replacements and         Brown, James Brown, Marie       done and the mass of stu-       Cemetery at Flat Gap.                    Barbara and Willard Fleming; Winston Meade; Charles and
they were lost so quickly        Brown, Earl Caudill, Polly      dents hustled away to be            Letcher Funeral Home                 Linda Meade; Randy Hall; Childers Oil Company; Don McCall;
that we soon stopped trying      Caudill, Sue Clay, Howard       ready for their tasks on the    of Whitesburg had charge                 Regina Niece; Codell Gibson; James Hubbard.
to make friends with them.       Cochrane, Bernice Collins,      morrow and the hereafter.       of arrangements.
Their loss only added to this    Mary Combs, Doll Craft,             (The above article from
pain. He seldom speaks of
the war, but when he does,
the stories are chilling . . .
                                 Earl Craft, Dalna Day, Ha-
                                 zel Draughn, Bryant Fields,
                                 Danola Fields, Juanita
                                                                 the Sept. 5, 1935 Mountain
                                                                 Eagle.)
                                                                      Whitesburg battles
                                                                                                   TIME FOR A FRESH START
stories of flying with a few     Fields, Madelin Franklin,         Fleming in hardfought
feet of the ocean so attack-     Wise Slemp Frazier, Mattie                   spat                 All around us Letcher County is be-                      LET’S BE FRANK
ing fighters could not fly       Gibson, Virginia Gibson,            Playing before one of         ginning to bloom. Spring is peeking
below his plane, stories of      Ernie Lee Hall, Forrest Hall,   the largest crowds ever to
hundreds of German fight-        Chealous Hammonds, Wil-         witness a local high school       through the wintry remnant days and
ers attacking his six-plane      son Harrison, Amy Henry,        game, the Whitesburg Yel-         the joyous sounds of trilling birds ll
formation, stories of skip       Willard Hogg, Orell Hol-        low Jackets and the Fleming
bombing enemy warships           brook, Oscar Hunsucker,         Pirates, cream of Letch-          the skies.
and being so low that ex-        Loraine Jones, Ray Lucas,       er County’s football crop,        Spring is naturally a time for a
ploding bombs blew his           Loreva Long, Willia Mae         battled to a scoreless tie at
plane into an almost verti-      Maggard, Golden Martin,         Lewis Field here last Friday.     FRESH START.
cal nose-down position and       Chester Mitchell, Nina Mul-         The contest was packed        The ground is being tilled and turned
of pulling the plane up just     lins, Sybil Mullins, Lela Mae   with thrills from beginning
as the propellers touched        Picklesimer, Marion Pickle-     to end, reaching a climax in
                                                                                                   and gardeners are busy preparing for
the water. After 50 missions,    simer, Maxine Polly, Homer      the third quarter when the        a bountiful harvest this fall.
he was finally sent home to      Raleigh, Marjorie Salyer,       Pirates produced the only
pursue his dreams, but he        Ersel Smith, James Marion       real threat of the game with
                                                                                                   Like the springtime and like our
was forever changed.             Stamper, Carl Standifer,        Disney tossing a long pass to     gardens, our district judicial system
    Upon his return to the       Joe Tolliver, Chester Webb,     Hill who was downed on the        is positioned for a FRESH START.
USA , he married Mar y
Francis Shearer of South
Carolina in 1943 and be-
gan his college training in
                                 Nash Webb, Pruda Webb,
                                 Ralph Webb, Amos Whita-
                                 ker, Robert Williams and
                                                                 Whitesburg 4-yard line, but
                                                                 the Jacket defense held and
                                                                 Whitesburg took the ball on
                                                                                                   If you are hopeful for a bountiful
                                                                                                   harvest from the polls in the District
                                                                                                                                                                             F     riendly
                                 Henrietta Zimmerman.            downs, after which Pigman
earnest at the University of         Class Motto-“We lead,       kicked out of danger.             Judge’s race in our General Election
Tennessee. He received a
B.S. in chemical engineer-
ing in 1949 and a MS in
metallurgical engineering
                                                  .
                                 others follow” Class Col-
                                 ors-Black and White. Class
                                 Flower-Lily of the Valley.
                                      Big school opening
                                                                     Coach Vaughn presented
                                                                 one of the best backfields
                                                                 to be seen here in quite a
                                                                 while. Coach Tolliver’s Jack-
                                                                                                   on November 2, 2010, you have to
                                                                                                   sow the seeds this spring.                                                R      easonable
                                                                                                   There are three candidates to the of-
in 1951. He received the             Though Monday was La-       ets were greatly weakened
                                                                                                     ce. James A. Hubbard is listed rst
                                                                                                                                                                             A
first PhD in metallurgical       bor Day, a national holiday,    by the loss of Smallwood
engineering ever awarded         early that morning lively       and Bach, neither of whom         on the ballot. FRANK RILEY is
by the University of Tennes-     things were going on at the     could play due to injuries.                                                                                        ttentive
see in 1954.                     high and graded school          The Whitesburg line, led by       listed second and Kevin R. Mullins,
    During his 35-year ca-       grounds on Old College Hill.    a pair of 190-pound tackles,      the political appointee to the posi-
reer as a world-renowned
scientist, Dr. Picklesimer
was an adjunct professor
at the University of Ala-
                                 Students old, young and
                                 indifferent were pouring
                                 in from town and country,
                                 happy and glad that the
                                                                 Wise Frazier and Capt. Earl
                                                                 Amburgey, played great
                                                                 football throughout the con-
                                                                 test. The boys from Fleming
                                                                                                   tion, is listed third.
                                                                                                   Only two of these candidates will                                         N      o nonsense

bama in Birmingham and           loafing days were over and      outnumbered the Yellow            face-off in the General Election this
in Tuscaloosa. He was a                                                                            fall. Which two will it be? It is time
                                                                                                                                                                             K
                                 schoolwork was on hand. It      Jackets in first downs, mak-
researcher in nuclear fuels      was estimated that no less      ing 8 while Whitesburg was
for the Nuclear Regulatory       than 700 persons and others     tallying 6.                       now to think of that harvest.                                                    nowledgeable
Commission, and before           interested gathered.                Next Friday, Coach Toll-           Frank Riley has a plan to
that, an expert in nuclear           The first event of the      iver takes his boys to Hazard
reactor safety for the Atomic    day was when nearly 400         for a match with the Bull-
                                                                                                        schedule events on the half-hour,
Energy Commission. Over          boys and girls, high school     dogs and the Yellow Jacket             instead of the hour, throughout
the years, employed by the       students, gathered in the       supporters are optimistic              the entire working day.
National Bureau of Stan-         high school auditorium          over the Jackets chances
dards, Southern Research         to listen to short talks and    for their first win over the           Frank Riley has a plan to put the
Institute, and Oak Ridge         otherwise take in the situa-    Bulldogs since 1931.
National Laboratory, he
conducted and led many
others in research projects
                                 tion. Standing on the stage
                                 and looking over the sea of
                                 faces the writer never ob-
                                                                     The line up for the Yel-
                                                                 low Jackets was: Collins-
                                                                 LE; Frazier-LT; Sturgill-LG;
                                                                                                        attorneys to task and move all
                                                                                                        cases under reasonable proce-
                                                                                                        dural deadlines.
                                                                                                                                                            Respects your    R      ights

involving steels, techne-        served a more fascinating       Salling-C; Niece-RG; Capt.
tium, aluminum alloys,           picture. Every face glowed      Amburgey-RT; Adams-RE;                 Frank Riley has a plan to move
copper alloys, titanium al-
loys, zirconium alloys, and
superconducting materials.
                                 and every eye beamed with
                                 happiness. Apparently ev-
                                 ery one realized that they
                                                                 Barrett-QB; Stamper-RH;
                                                                 Pigman-LH; Kincer-FB. For
                                                                 the Fleming Pirates: Hill-
                                                                                                        the juvenile court kids & wit-
                                                                                                        nesses into the courtroom & out
                                                                                                                                                            Respects your    I   nterests

For most of those years, he      were occupying positions,       LE; Wright-LT; Addington-              of the public hallways.
researched and studied the       the greatest that can come      LG; Cowden-C; Kincer-RG;
element zirconium, its cor-
rosion resistance proper-
ties, and its uses in nuclear
                                 in that particular state of
                                 their careers — the stage
                                 that must bring to them
                                                                 Porovich-RT; Phillips-RE;
                                                                 Disney-QB; Reynolds-RH;
                                                                 Hicks-LH; and Sexton-FB.
                                                                                                        Frank Riley has a plan to print
                                                                                                        & sign most orders straight from                    Respects your    L     iberty
reactors. He was recognized      success or an ignorable             (The above article from            the bench.
in 1983 as the international     failure.                        the Nov. 7, 1935 Mountain              Frank Riley has a plan to hold a
expert in zirconium by the
W.J. Kroll Institute. During
                                     The next scene of the       Eagle.)
                                                                                                        daily Open Docket for entry of                     Respects your     E     xperiences
his career, Dr. Picklesimer
won six patents and pub-
lished about 60 technical           Flowers By Lisa                                                     all calendars and orders submit-
                                                                                                        ted during the day.
papers.
    Dr. Picklesimer is the
father of three children.
                                                                                                        Frank Riley has a plan to
                                                                                                        conduct jail arraignments on a                       Respects our    Y     outh
Judith, the oldest, married                                                                             regular schedule.
a career army officer and
had one son. Russell, a ca-
                                   (606) 633- 7486 or (606) 633-7113                                    Frank Riley has a plan to make                         Expect
reer helicopter pilot, flew                  1-866-695-6861                                             service as a juror easier to t
gun ships in Vietnam for
two tours. Alan, a computer
                                                                                                        into your life.                                   to be Respected!
and program management
specialist, was a paratrooper
and military policeman.
                                                                                                                           On May 18th vote
Alan also had one son. Dr.
Picklesimer’s hobbies in-
cluded antique clock repair,
fishing, and a voracious ap-
petite for reading.
                                                                                                     FRANK RILEY
    Combat aviator, scientist,
engineer, and father, M. L.
                                                                                                      for Letcher District Judge
Picklesimer embodies the
finest of the independent                                                                                                                 Paid for by Frank Riley
spirit of the people of the                                                                                                          Candidate for Letcher District Judge
hills of eastern Kentucky.

				
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