alert top story editor's pick From Our Archives: Here's a look back at this week in 1984 in McDowell Sep 25, 2021 Sep 25, 2021 Updated Sep 25, 2021 0 This feature mines our archives for what was going on this week in local history. 092621 archives p2.jpg Thirty-seven years ago this week, Old Fort’s Joe Grant Jr. said “a rich man wants something he can ride” and but went on to say his bull Sam was better than any horse or mule for “sleddin’, draggin’, loggin’, plowin’ or pullin’ a wagon.” PHOTOS FROM MCDOWELL NEWS ARCHIVES 092621 archives p3.jpg Donna and Aaron Adams of Marion enjoyed Saturday nights with the Wagonmasters Square Dance Club, which met every week at the Marion Community Building. 092621 archives p4.jpg These were the members of the West McDowell Junior High ninth-grade cheerleading squad. They were, first row, from left, Stephanie Williams, Natalie Young, Wendy Gilliam, Laura Dover (captain) and Heather Cook and, second row, from left, Dionna Rhymer (captain), Missy Proctor, Connie Ledford, Tammy Wilson and Elizabeth Morphy. The Spartan cheerleaders were sponsored by Lynn Causey. 092621 archives p5.jpg A Marion man escaped safely from this car after it overturned on Main Street due to a two-car collision. The accident occurred at the corner of Main and Fort streets in front of McCall-Kirksey Funeral Home after the driver of the overturned car ran a red light, according to Marion police. 092621 archives p6.jpg During the week of Sept. 26, 1984, McDowell County Sheriff Bob Haynes, left, and Detective Rick Smith examined a portion of the most recent marijuana harvest. Haynes said the department harvested around $75,000 worth of the illegal substance, with some plants standing 18 feet tall. 092621 archives p7.jpg Organizers look over the new center for the treatment of alcoholism that was located on East Court Street in Marion. In this photo were, from left, area substance director Jamie Norton; Gene Bruner; who would direct the center; and N.C. Rep. Bob Hunter. 092621 archives p8.jpg The upcoming Mountain Glory festival in downtown Marion was scheduled to feature the Big Zucchini Washboard Bandits. This band had played festivals, fairs, schools and colleges and special audiences all along the East Coast. Promoters of the Mountain Glory festival said the Big Zukes were just the right entertainment for the event. The festival was scheduled to be held later in October on South Logan Street between Court and Henderson streets. 092621 archives p9.jpg U.S. Rep. Jamie Clarke, left, and his wife exchange greetings with McDowell County Commissioner Ron Byrd, right. Clarke, a Democrat, greeted some 250 supporters at a barbecue and square dance at Historic Carson House. Clarke was seeking a second term in the U.S. House of Representatives. 092621 archives p10.jpg Titans senior quarterback Craig McGinnis, 8, prepared to fire a perfect 31-yard pass to Byron Boyd at a game in Hudson. The Titans toppled the South Caldwell Spartans by a convincing 26-8 score. 092621 archives p11.jpg Lynn Good comforted a dying Gene Gallelli in a dramatic scene from the musical “Carousel,” one of the four productions brought together to create the show “Rodgers and Hammerstein on Broadway,” which was scheduled to be performed by Foothills Community Theater in the auditorium of East McDowell Junior High. It was directed by Sam Paul Combs and accumulated the best music and scenes from “Carousel,” “The Sound of Music,” “South Pacific” and “Oklahoma.” 092621 archives p12.jpg Director Sam Paul Combs talked to the cast of “Rodgers and Hammerstein on Broadway” before taking to the stage. The show was scheduled to be performed by Foothills Community Theater in the auditorium of East McDowell Junior High and accumulated the best music and scenes from “Carousel,” “The Sound of Music,” “South Pacific” and “Oklahoma.” 092621 archives p13.jpg Charlie Mae Holland and Dr. David Ricketts received district awards from the North Carolina Association of Educational Office Personnel. In a 15-county competition, Holland was picked as Educational Person of the Year and Ricketts was named Administrator of the Year. 092621 archives p14.jpg These were the members of the East McDowell Junior High cheerleading squad. They were, first row, from left, Kathy Thomas, Karen Buchanan, LeRhonda Goode, Shannon Goldsmith and Melissa Young; and, second row, from left, Ashley Johnston, Michelle Stevenson, Anji Silver, Cathy Lawing and Sheila Boone. Anne Greene was the team sponsor. 092621 archives p15.jpg The Rotary Club of Marion held its first annual auction at the Marion Community Building. The items included an antique organ, antique rockers, chairs, tables, new furniture, a new set of golf clubs, a home computer, household items, books, office equipment, bicycles and more. Proceeds would benefit Rotary projects such as picnics for children, scholarships and programs for the elderly. 0 comments Related to this collection Most Popular History From Our Archives: Here's a look back at this week in 1977 Updated Oct 16, 2021 This feature mines our archives for what was going on this week in local history. 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