Thursday, January 9, 1964

From the desk of Mrs. Jane Price Sharp


It seems we missed a lot of bear killing in November.

Howard Mullens tackled a 250 pound male bear on Red Lick Mountain with a .22 that he came on while coon hunting, and killed it.

A check at the County Clerk’s office shows that bounty was paid on 26 bears during 1963. Others in October and November besides the four killed in the Levels were: David Hensley, Kenova – Black Mountain, 200 pound male; Virgil Summerfield, Cass – Cheat, 117 pound female; J.R. Galford, Dunmore – Cheat Mountain, 130 pound male; R.G. Eddy, Marlinton – on Elk, 250 pound male; Wallace Dill, Cass – Clover Lick, 110 pound male; Guy Bennett, Slaty Fork – Falling Springs, Elk, 300 pound male; Harold Friel, R.F.D. Marlinton – head of Swago, 400 pound male; K.J. Hamrick – near Slaty Fork, 75 pound female and 360 pound female; and Marvin Hannah, R.F.D Marlinton – Hannah Farm, 140 pound female.


Steve Hall and Gary Hollandsworth, of Hillsboro, were injured Saturday when they ran into the road and were hit by a car driven by Mr. Ferrell, of Morgantown. The boys were coming from the school gym after practicing basketball and jumped a rabbit. They chased after it into the road, not noticing the car. Steve suffered head and back injuries and a broken leg and Gary had a vertebrae in his neck injured, plus cuts and bruises. They were both in Pocahontas Memorial Hospital. Trooper Oliver investigated the accident. No charges were placed against the driver.


Charles Lovelace, Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles F. Lovelace, formerly of Marlinton, was on Channel 7 on the Lori Gregory Show, December 16 in Roanoke, Virginia. He sang two songs which were written and composed by him, “Angel” and “Good bye Baby.” Most people at Roanoke know him by the name Chuck Love. Chuck is working with a talent scout from Canada… Chuck made his first appearance before the public in the year 1959 at a school hop at Marlinton High School. He had a small band which was known as “The Drifters” [Other members were David Bussard and Jerry Butcher.]


Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Gladwell and children, Janie and Jeff, of Huntington, visited their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Virgil Gladwell and Mr. and Mrs. E.L. Cutlip.

Mr. and Mrs. Lanty Rose and boys, Greg and Bruce, of Betterton, Maryland, visited her mother, Mrs. Carrie Morrison.

Dr. and Mrs. Randall Cutlip and son, Michael, of Ames, Iowa, visited his parents, Mr. and Mrs. C.C. Cutlip.

Miss Phyllis Hill and Mrs. Juanita Boggs recently spent a week in Newport News visiting Miss Hill’s sister and family, Mr. and Mrs. Kyle Hause. Mr. and Mrs. Hause brought them back and visited their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Hill and Mr. and Mrs. Hause.


The Green Valley Loyal Workers held their Christmas meeting Friday, December 20, at the home of Joel, Carolyn and Jane Callison.

The meeting was called to order by the president,Carolyn Callison. The song leaders then led us in singing West Virginia Boys and Girls followed by the 4-H Pledge.

The devotions followed consisting of “Silent Night” sung by all; Scripture: Luke 2: 1 -20, read by Lawrence Workman; a reading by Sharon VanReenen; Christmas is Loving, read by Gary Hollandsworth; Christmas is Pleasing, read by Karen Chappell.

The theme for the program was 4-H Heritage. Following this theme Ramona Chappell had a reading. Tommy VanReenen read about projects through the years and Carolyn Callison read “What Music Means to Me.”

The meeting was adjourned. Presents were exchanged and refreshments were served by Mrs. Callison.

Jane Callison, Reporter


Born to Mr. and Mrs. Lanty Rose, a son, named Bruce Franklin

Born to Mr. and Mrs. Karl Pritt, of Newark, Delaware, a son, named Andrew William



Mrs. Mamie Catherine Sheets, age 67, of Cass; a member of the Church of the Brethren at Durbin; burial in the Arbovale Cemetery.

Anthony F. Pritt, age 67, of Elkins; born at Hillsboro; a son of the late William Spence and Erma Blankenship Pritt.

Wilbur Booze, age 62, of Renick; troubleshooter for Virginia Electrical Power, he was well known by all the people in southern Pocahontas County. Burial in Rosewood Cemetery at Lewisburg.


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