Thursday, January 6, 1966
A house at Woodrow belonging to Mrs. Icie VanReenen and occupied by Mrs. Ruth Biggs was destroyed by fire Tuesday about 5:00 p.m. All of their belongings were destroyed. The children range from 2 to 16 years of age.
County Court met in regular session Tuesday. B. B. Bear was elected president. Ralph Dunbrack was appointed constable in place of Frank Shreve, who resigned to accept other employment.
Bounties were paid as follows for bear killed:
Samuel Taylor, 200 pound bear, on Tea Creek Mountain.
June W. Galford, 300 pound bear, on Tea Creek.
Carol Taylor, 175 pound bear, Cheat Mountain.
Roland Bailey, 250 pound bear, Black Mountain.
Delnor Cassell, 300 pound bear, Elk Mountain.
Ronald Warner, 175 pound bear, West Prong of Greenbrier.
Jessie Johnston, 148 pound bear, Abe’s Run.
The annual Christmas Ball was held December 18. Music was provided by the high school dance band. Miss Merry Christmas and first and second runners-up were chosen by popular vote of the entire student body. The winners were as follows: Miss Merry Christmas – Delores Johnson; first runner up – Alice Kelley; second runner-up – Linda Reynolds.
Attendants were as follows: Senior attendant, Cheryl Thomas; Junior attendant, Janice Dunbrack; Sophomore, Freda Hefner; Freshman, Hope Rimel; eighth grade, Jo Debra Galford; and seven grade, Shirley Sikes.
Marlinton High defeated the alumni, 88-86 Thursday evening, December 30. The high scorer for Marlinton was Danny Wyatt with 26 points. Dale Hollandsworth scored 24 points, Raymond Miller, 20, George Meadows 12, and Mike Shaw 6. The high scorer for the Alumni was Bob Welder with 24 points. David McLaughlin scored 23, Richard Morgan 13, Philip Cain 10, Delmas Barb 9 and Gib Sage 7.
Wild Turkey Kill
by R. W. Bailey, Research Biologist
Hunters reported bagging 289 turkeys in Pocahontas County the past season, the fifth highest harvest in 44 years of mandatory reporting. The highest kill was in 1955 when 320 were reported.
Wing tips and breast feathers were received from about 270 of those reported killed. This was a most gratifying response. On behalf of the Department of Natural Resources, I wish to thank the hunters and check station operators for their patient cooperation in regard to the reporting and the collecting of wing tips and tail feathers.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Sterling Lee Gum, of Bartow, a daughter, named Patricia Jo.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. T. D. Moore, Jr., of Clarksburg, a son, named Joseph Edward.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Charles E. Bryant, Jr., of Arbovale, a son.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Milburn Galford, of Los Angeles, California, a son, named Dale Wayne.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Johnny Buzzard, of Slaty Fork, a son, named James Eric.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Clark Phillips of Chalfont, Pennsylvania, a son, named Clark, III.
Wilbur Witt, 88, formerly of Watoga.
Mrs. Ruth Elizabeth Fertig Taylor, 68, of Huntersville; a daughter of the late C. V. and Clara Fertig. Burial in Wesley Chapel Cemetery
Mrs. Bessie May Taylor Wooddell, aged 66, of Marlinton; a daughter of the late John S. and Rachael Jane Taylor. Burial in Oak Grove Cemetery.
Mrs. Bessie Rexrode Beverage, 88, of Bartow; burial in Burner Cemetery near Bartow.
Leo Harrison Dean, 24, of Hillsboro; a son of Mrs. Mary Dean, of Hillsboro, and the late Herbert Dean. Burial in the Emmanuel Methodist Church Cemetery on Bruffeys Creek.
George Franklin Gum, 74, of Monterey, Virginia; a son of the late Milton and Alice Conrad Gum. Burial in the Arbovale Cemetery.