November 25, 1965
For all the blessings of the year,
For all the friends we hold so dear;
We thank Thee, Lord.
For life and health, those common things
Which every day and hour brings;
For home, where our affection clings,
We Thank Thee, Lord.
For love of Thine which never tires,
Which all our better tho’t inspires,
And warms our lives with heav’nly fires,
We thank Thee, Lord.
-Albert H. Hutchinson, 1909
Hunting pressure seemed light on Monday and the kill was light; evidently many hunters are waiting for the holidays and a hunters’ choice the last two days next week. Telephone lines were busy, but we got a few reports: Beverage’s Store, 5; Lilly’s 8; Tennant’s 3, Matheny’s 6; Brill’s 6. At Marlinton, the biggest one checked was an eight point buck, weighing about 150 pounds, killed by Harold Armstrong on Williams River.
Roger Sharp, accompanied by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Wade Sharp, and Maynard Dilley, of Marlinton Motor Sales, will go to Pittsburg this weekend for the area semi-finals in the Punt, Pass and Kick competition at Pitt Stadium Sunday. A banquet will be held Saturday. Roger will be among six boys from Pennsylvania, four from New York and one from Ohio, competing in the semi-finals. The winners will go on to Dallas, Texas for the Eastern Division semi-finals on December 11, and then the national championship will be determined in Los Angeles, California, on December 18, with final competition in Miami, Florida, January. 9.
Football records are fall-ing at West Virginia University this year by the score, but a punt return record of 294 yards by Dick McElwee in 1941 seems safe. Dick, now coaching in Florida, is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Howard McElwee, of Marlinton.
Retires From Coaching
Dick McElwee, a graduate of Marlinton High School and West Virginia university, is resigning as coach at MacArthur High School in Hollywood, Florida, but will continue teaching. Dick coached at Cowen, Romney and Charleston before going to Florida six years ago.
A Florida sportswriter gave great credit to McElwee for placing as much emphasis on building character as building winning teams, with almost a revolution in eliminating theft and other problems in the school there. Dick credits help from a minister in Romney with a big change in his emphasis in coaching.
The Marlinton Chapter of the Future Homemakers of America held its regular monthly meeting on November 10 in the high school auditorium.
Devotions consisted of a reading of Psalm 100 and a prayer by Dorothy Arbogast.
The program consisted of ten girls explaining the ten keys of good citizenship. The meeting closed with everyone reciting the FHA Creed.
Afterwards we all joined in singing songs which were led by Peggy Beverage, Carol Ann Stemple and Sally McLaughlin.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Meadows, of Pasadena, Maryland, a son, named Jeffrey Allen; great-grandson of Mrs. Gilbert VanReenan, of Marlinton.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Ben F. Rexrode, of Bartow, a son, named Victor Duane.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mullens, of Huntersville, a daughter.
Mr. and Mrs. Jerry (Dock) Lester, of Sweet Springs, formerly of Ronceverte, were killed in a tractor-trailer-car accident Sunday afternoon at Caldwell. The LEsters are the grandparents of Mrs. Everett Dunbrack, of Marlinton, and Mr. Lester, 82, is a brother of Henry Lester, of Marlinton
Fred Forrest McLaughlin, 81; born at Edray, a son of the late George and Ruhamah Wiley McLaughlin; a veteran of World War I. Burial in Mountain View Cemetery.
James Clark Hannah, 57, of Marlinton; a son of the late Jacob C. and Lula Hannah. Burial in the Gibson Cemetery on Elk.
Mrs. Anne V. Houchins, 53, of Baltimore Maryland, formerly of Hillsboro. Burial in the Emmanuel Cemetery at Hillsboro.
Miss Anna Miriah Reynolds, 78, of Ronceverte. Burial in the Baptist Church Cemetery at Sinks Grove