Bonita Matherly Beckley Post-Herald (Beckley West VA 12 March 1975

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Bonita Matherly Beckley Post-Herald (Beckley West VA 12 March 1975 - Girl Finds Hog Raising Financially Rewarding...
Girl Finds Hog Raising Financially Rewarding cranberries Con- rapidly. . .. _ r spirit or become liberated Stir the idea of raising a hog and butchering it would br- BY PAULINE HAGA Post-Herald Correspondent Since most women in modern day America have either lost their pioneer mini-habitat and an art e e n t i t l e d " G o d B l e s s Again." Mrs. Maynard mini-habitat from an artist found in a wooded area to the classroom at Junior High School teaches. 80 of a r d , M r s . s . Lummie and e o f M r s . C a r l d d y o f n d , Ohio, M r s . of d , Del., Mrs. of (Hailie) Dilly of Warsaw, O h i o , A r n o l d M o y e of Brunswick, Ohio, Mrs. Larry (Susie) Lilly of Pontiac, Pontiac, Mich., and Mrs. Bill ( P a u l i n e ) L i l l y o f Norristown, Pa. Two sons, Dprman and Ted, died in childbirth. A large, three-tiered cake, decorated in roses and topped with the letters 80 was the focal point of decorations. Following the dinner the 71 guests participated in games which Mrs. Lilly played in her childhood. They also sang songs from ing shrieks of dismay. And most women would even faint at the sight of a hog being butchered. But this is all part of vocational-agriculture training at Shady Spring High School by its Future F a r m e r s o f A m e r i c a chapter which has in its membership one female. Although she's liberated, B o n i t a M a t h e r l y , a s o p h o m o r e , h a s t h a t pioneer spirit and found that hog raising is not only f u n , because pigs make good pets, but can be a g o o d m o n e y m a k i n g enterprise as well. When Miss Matherly p u r c h a s e d a pig l a s t spring, raising hogs was something all new to her. S h e k e p t i t o n l a n d operated by her adviser, Larry Watson, who aided her in the enterprise of hog raising. After months and m o n t h s of c o n s t a n t l y feeding. Miss Matherly ended up with a 215 pound "pet." Her objective was the same as the other FFA members, all boys, to have a prime ham and choice bacon to show in Raleigh C o u n t y ' s a n n u a l Ham, Bacon and Egg Show. So when "hog killing time" came Miss Matherly joined the boys. After the h o g s w e r e f e d e r a l l y inspected, the shanks were p l a c e d i n t h e F F A workshop at Shady Spring. Miss M a t h e r l y said "here's where the hard work came in." She said the students spent from nine to 10 hours cutting up the meat. "This was very tiresome, hard work, but I didn't faint and kept up with the boys," Miss Matherly said. According to her record book, Miss Matherly also had 12 pounds shoulder, 20 pounds sausage, 24 pounds pork chops, five pounds ribs and three pounds liver to add to the family deep frezer at home for their use. S h e h a s t w o h a m s , weighing in at from 13 to 14 pounds each, and two bacons, which will average five or six pounds each, to show at the county event on Saturday and will be the first girl to compete in this event in Raleigh Courity. Miss Matherly said it is a long process in curing her hams. "But I feel with w h a t I h a v e l e a r n e d through the course on butchering will help me, e s p e c i a l y as a homemaker." When her hams and bacons are auctioned at the show, Miss Matherly plans to use part of the funds to pay for her share of the feed used to raise her hog.and said she alsoplans to open a savings account. In her second year with the FFA chapter, Miss Matherly said the boys have accepted her and are helpful as she learns each new field. She said she has c o m p l e t e d a u n i t on welding which she has enjoyed enjoyed very much. "I've learned to strike an arc, and that's about all so far, though," she added. O t h e r u n i t s i n t h e vocational-agricuture p r o g r a m w h i c h M i s s Matherly said she has enjoyed enjoyed include those on silage and its use in West Virginia, pasture management management and plant growth. As to her involvement in FFA, Miss Matherly said, the opportunities it provies are what she likes the most. "It's lot of fun," she added. She w i l l v e n t u r e to Oklahoma City, Okla., in A p r i l w i t h t h e " f o u r member member Shady Spring Land Judging team, which 'won the I n t e r n a t i o n a l eVent last year and is hoping hoping to earn that honor again. Miss M a t h e r l y also serves on the chapter Parliamentary Procedure Team and the Building Our American Communities committee. She was the sophomore attendant to the FFA Sweetheart. The daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Matherly of Shady Spring, she will purchase another pig in May to begin raising it for another year and another show. Feeding and caring for the pig will be in between summer classes and when Miss Matherly completes these classes she will be able to graduate in her junior year, having e a r n e d a l l t h e r e - quirements, for a diploma. Her future plans after g r a d u a t i o n -- " I ' l l b e c o m e a she said. P R E P A R I N G HER ham for the a n n u a l Raleigh County H a m , Bacon and Egg Sale on Saturday is Shady Spring sophomore, Miss .Bonita Matherly, the only girl to ever enter the competition in the county event. Daily Calendar Organizations in the Beckley area are invited to use this column for announcement of regular or special meetings. Call 253 - 332! or mail your notice to the Women's Department of the Post - Herald. Calendar notices are published as soon as space becomes available. WEDNESDAY Raleigh County Senior Opportunity Program, knitting and arts and crafts workshop, New River Park, 11 a.m. Past Matrons Club, Bethlehem Chapter 71, Order of Eastern Star, Masonic Temple, Howe St., bring a sandwich, noon. T h e P i n e t t e H o m e m a k e r s C l u b , h o m e o f M r s . E v e O'Neal, 158 Prillerman Ave., 6 p.m. Systematic Benevolent Club, home of Mrs. O'Dell Gwynn, 100 Segmon St., 7 p.m. Maggie L. Walker Temple 738, special meeting, Elks Home, S. Fayette St., 6:30 p.m. Thrifty Homemakers Club, guest speaker attorney attorney Don Pitts, home of Mrs. Bernice Booker, 507 F. Street,6:30 p.m. THURSDAY C a l i c o a n d J e a n s Square Dance Club, workshop with caller Harry McColgan, Elks' Lodge B a l l r o Heber Street, 7:30 p.m. W e l c o m e B C h u r c h M i s Society, Circle No. 2, h o m e of M r James, 1100 Scott Ave., 11 a.m. P a r e n t s W Partners, coffee and conversation, Glenn Neal, speaker, FMRS Mental Health Center, Eisenhower Drive, 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. ^WEDNESDAY · THURSDAY · FRIDAY · SATURDAY THE HOTTEST NAME IN TURTLENECKS

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  1. Beckley Post-Herald,
  2. 12 Mar 1975, Wed,
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