November 9, 1966
Farming for Better Living
After a start in 1949 with 88 acres, Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Shinaberry now own 1,100 acres of the beautiful flat farmland in Knapps Creek Valley near Huntersville.
Mr. and Mrs. Shinaberry have been principally interested in building up their land holdings in the area. As adjacent farms became available they have added them to their productive farm layout.
The program of farming is beef and sheep at the Shinaberry farm. They have 75 Hereford brood cows producing feeder calves, 75 ewes in a breeding flock of sheep that produced 125 lambs this past spring.
Of the 1,100 acres on the farm, 740 are in the flat valley with the others in woodlot. One of the advantages of the flat land is for the production of corn silage. Corn ensilage, the Shinaberrys report, has given them excellent results in food value per acre planted. Now in use are three upright silos and three temporary silos for the feed. The acreage producing corn is fertilized regularly and the use of Atrazine in the spring after the corn has been planted, has been of great value, Shinaberry reports, in the control of weeds and the saving of labor in keeping the corn fields clean.
Mr. and Mrs. Shinaberry are enrollees in the Pocahontas Farming for Better living program. This program encourages good farm management practices in the county.
Punt, Pass and Kick
Roger Sharp, age 12, son of Mr. and Mrs. Wade Sharp, of Clover Lick, is the champion of the Northern Zone of West Virginia and the Pittsburgh District, which he won last Saturday in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
The Punt, Pass and Kick contest is sponsored locally by the Marlinton Motor Sales and the Lions Club. It is a nationwide contest sponsored by the Ford Motor Company and the National Football League.
Roger will now advance to the Area Competition which will be held Sunday at Pitt Stadium during halftime of the St. Louis – Steelers N F L game.
While in Pittsburgh, Roger and his parents, along with Maynard Dilley, of the Marlinton Motor Sales, will be feted at a Punt, Pass and Kick Banquet Saturday night at the Pick-Roosevelt Hotel…
When Roger was 8 years old, he was a local and State winner of his age group; at 9 years of age, he was a local winner and State runner-up; at 10 years, a local winner and at 11 years he was a Local, Zone and District Champion.
Roger is in the 6th grade at Marlinton Grade School, a member of the Brushy Flat Hunters 4-H Club and attends the Central Union Methodist Church.
H.H.S. Junior Play
“When a man marries, his troubles begin,” an old saying one stated. What then, will happen when a completely likable, perfectly normal young bachelor by the name of Jimmy Took needs a wife in a terrific hurry to prove to generous Uncle Dan that his monthly checks for the support of Jimmy’s non-existent bride have been justified?
This is Jimmy’s problem when he, Bill Thompson and Bill’s Aunt Ellen get Uncle Dan’s telegram that he and his ward, Peggy, are bringing the monthly check in person, so that they can meet the new bride. And what else will happen when, through Jimmy’s misguided scheming, three imitation brides appear – two of them men dressed as women and the other his sweetheart, Madge?
These whimsical and hilarious events will occur on the stage of Hillsboro High School on November 17 and 18, as the Junior Class presents, “Here Come the Brides,” a three-act comedy by William D. Fisher.
Born to Rev. and Mrs. Dwight Barker, of Warner’s Bay, Australia, a daughter, named Shenandoah Lee. Mrs. Barker is the former Barbara Hewlett, of Morgantown. The Barkers are missionaries in Australia.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Rose, of White Sulphur Springs, a son.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Ivan Withers, of Marlinton, a daughter.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Martin Sharp, of Marlinton, a son.
Mrs. Lena Moore Baxter, 86; born at Edray, a daughter of the late Samuel B. and Mary Ann Sharp Moore. Burial in Mountain View Cemetery.
Mrs. Sarah Gale Stewart, 71, of Marlinton. She was a World War II Veteran (1943-1946). During her period of Army Service, she was awarded the American Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal, World War II Victory Medal and the W.A.A.C. Service Medal. Burial in Mountain View Cemetery.
James Harvey Michael, 62, of Bartow, died of an apparent heart attack while driving his car at Dunmore. Burial in the Arbovale Cemetery
Henry Prater Workman, 48, of Marlinton; a son of Charles and Martha Workman, of Clear Creek. Burial in the Hodges Cemetery in Artie.
Jesse R. Hedrick, 75, of Thornwood; a veteran of World War I. Burial in the Wilmoth Cemetery at Bartow.
John Neff Varner, 86, of Durbin; burial in the Bethel Cemetery.