Elizabeth D. Swiger, emeritus professor at Fairmont State University, sent me the following item about Dr. Wendell Hardway, the former Fairmont State president who passed away a week ago today.

“When Wendell was a student at WVU he belonged to a fraternity. His nickname among his fraternity brothers was Hardknuckles. Fast forward many years and he was selected president of Fairmont State College.

“That first fall he went to a football game and ran into one of his fraternity brothers whom he had not seen for a long time. After greeting the friend asked, ‘What are you doing here, Hardknuckles?’

“Wendell replied, ‘I am the president.’ The friend asked, ‘President of what?’”

Thanks, Elizabeth.

The Marion County Family Resource Network will sponsor a free pool party at the Wave Pool on Monday.

The pool will be open from 5:30-8:30 p.m.

All children must be attended by an adult and vice versa.

Pizza and drinks will be served.

World War II veteran Asa Davison and Kip Price will be making a presentation on the heroic Wereth 11 at the Rising Stars Summer Camp Church located at 501 Monroe St. here in Fairmont.

The presentation will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday. The public is invited to attend this event being held in honor of those who gave the ultimate sacrifice for their country.

Price, incidentally, was deeply saddened by learning of the death of Joe Small, who served as executive producer of the Wereth 11 film that received an Emmy nomination several years ago.

Small, who lived in Long Island, New York, passed away at his home.

Marcia Hillberry sent me the following:

“I enjoyed your column about the lost words from childhood. At 72, I remembered almost all of them, and my mom (age 97) will know the rest.

“As soon as I can pull myself up by my bootstraps, I’ll send her a copy.”

Those “lost words” were submitted by Shelia Tennant, director of the Marion County Soup Opera.

A California woman is seeking information about a double murder-suicide that happened here back in 1948.

Charlotte Laws’ grandfather, attorney Tucker Morrose, was one of the victims in the double murder-suicide along with his wife.  The tragedy occurred on April 7, 1948.

Ernest “Russell” Yost did the killing and then killed himself.

Charlotte’s telephone number is  310-430-1952.

PACE Enterprises is hosting a free electronics recycling event 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday. The event will be at the Hazel and J.W. Ruby Community Center at Mylan Park in Morgantown.

People will be able to drive their car inside the building and unload into containers for recycling.

The following items will be accepted: all computers, printers, servers, peripherals, wiring, cable, battery backups, flat monitors, all small electronic devices, phones, stereos, headsets, DVD players and small appliances.

There is a $20 charge for CRT type televisions and computer monitors due to increased handling.

Appliances and air conditioners will not be accepted.

This event is for residential e-waste only.  Commercial locations can contact PACE to make arrangements for e-cycling.

“PACE Enterprises is proud to do our part reducing e-waste and at the same time provide jobs for people with disabilities,” said Greg Morris, president and CEO of PACE Enterprises.

The “e-waste” recycling process minimizes the amount of hazardous and harmful materials that would normally end up in landfills.

Thought for Today: The public will believe anything, so long as it is not founded on truth. — Edith Sitwell.

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