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Thursday, December 19, 1963

From the desk of Mrs. Jane Price Sharp

Accident

Duncan Warren was injured in an automobile accident at Green Bank on Saturday night and is a patient at the Pocahontas Memorial Hospital. William Mullenax was hit by a car at Durbin Saturday night and was brought to the Marlinton Hospital. He was taken to Morgantown Monday.

Outdoor News

Johnny Buzzard killed a great horned owl at Linwood Monday. It had a wing spread of five feet and was two feet long.

Cold

Tuesday was the coldest morning so far this season. Zero at Marlinton and Cass, five below reported at Huntersville.

Winter arrives officially Sunday, December 22, at 9:02 a.m. The sun will rise later until December 30 – January 11 and has been setting a minute later since December 17. The days are about the same shortness December 17 – 26.

Deer Kill

A new record for a bucks only deer season was set this year with a total kill of 7,573. The previous record was 6,466 in 1949.

Pocahontas was sixth with a kill of 376, exactly the same as last year.

The Department of Natural Resources also reported that the turkey and bear kill are both down this year. Pocahontas was the top county for bear with a total of 12 legal kills. They estimate the total bear population of the state at 500.

Sweetheart of Sigma Chi

On December 14, 1963, Miss Jane Michael, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James E. Michael, of Marlinton, was chosen as the Sweetheart of Sigma Chi of Mu Mu Chapter at West Virginia University. Miss Michael’s pin-mate is Mack Copeland, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lowell E. Copeland, formerly of Marlinton, now living in Beckley.

Television Show

Dotty C. Rhodes has assisted for several years in the presentation of the School of Protocol and Finishing School and Fashion Modeling Course to students in the Nation’s Capitol. She recently took part in the filming of a color television story pertaining to the school. The story, “Our Man in Washington” will be shown nationwide over NBC in early 1964.

Dotty is the daughter of Mrs. Merle Cloonan, of Mill Point.

 

MHS

Marlinton High School is getting into the full swing of the Christmas spirit.

The MHS Band and Chorus Christmas Program was Tuesday, December 17, under the direction of Sam Brill and Miss Edith May. The program was presented Wednesday for the school.

The ADDs will have a banquet in honor of Mr. and Mrs. H. A. Yeager December 19.

The Copperheads will meet the Frankford team December 20 on their own floor. There will be a dance following the game sponsored by the Cheerleaders.

On December 21 the senior class will sponsor a Christmas Ball from 8 to midnight.

The senior members of the National Honor Society will present two one-act plays to the school and the public on January 10. The purpose of the plays is to earn money for their pins. The titles of the plays and their casts will be announced next week.

BIRTHS

Born to Mr. and Mrs. Frank Grogg, of Frank, a son named Michael Raikes

Born to Mr. and Mrs. James Drew, of Marlinton, a son named Keith Wayne

Born to Mr. and Mrs. Leland Roberts, of Beard, a daughter named Cynthia Rehna

Born to Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Waugh, of Marlinton, a son

Born to Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Bennett, of Huntersville, a son named Ricky Lee

DEATH

John M. Judy, age 83 of Franklin; son of the late Harness and Ruhamy Phares Judy; burial in the Calhoun Cemetery near Circleville.

Christmas 1963

We send to all of our readers our very best wishes for a Merry Christmas. May the love and joy of the Christmas season temper our lives throughout the whole year, and may we take time to reflect on the true significance of Christmas and think of Him who we do honor in giving gifts to others.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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