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February 17, 1966

On February 4, Mrs. Ernest Pyles, who lives near Seebert, went to the chicken house to get an egg or two. In the nest she saw a varmint. Not knowing what it was, she called Mr. Pyles, who was at the barn, to bring his gun to kill it. When he got there, it was asleep so he punched him with the gun barrel and a raccoon raised his head.

Farming for Better Living
Mr. and Mrs. Albert Wilfong, operators of a 2,300 acre beef and sheep farm near Dunmore, were named the Grand Sweepstakes Winners in the Farming for Better Living competition Saturday…
This is the climax of the Farming for Better Living program. Nearly 2,000 farm families in 25 counties participated in the annual competition…
The farm is a family farm. Albert’s father, Charles Wilfong, 87, makes his home with the Wilfongs. They have two children, Shirley Ann, 11, and Charles Albert, 7…

Report on the Legislature
The Constitutional Convention issue was with us again and died in the Senate. The presence of two even more controversial bills were brought up; Birth Control and Minimum Wage Bills.
The Birth Control Bill was passed. There is no money provided for this but it enables the Health Department to help those who wish to secure this service for family planning. This bill could have a profound effect on the long-range future of West Virginia’s people, her economy and her welfare costs.
The Minimum Wage and Hour Bill was passed in both House and Senate. This act specifies a minimum wage of $1.00 an hour and a 48 hour work week for establishments that have six or more employees. A list of occupations is exempted, and Agriculture is one of them… Thomas C. Edgar

Star Farmer
Albert Wade was chosen to be the Marlinton FFA Chapter Star Farmer for 1965.
Albert is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Elton Wade, of Minnehaha Springs. He is a senior at Marlinton High School and an active member of the Chapter. He is Vice President of the Chapter and was awarded the State Farmer’s degree at Jackson’s Mill in July.

During a party held recently at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Dunbrack, of Marlinton, grandparents of Miss Cheryl McNeill, her betrothal to Larry Allen McCallister, son of Mr. and Mrs. O. L. McCallister, of Grantsville, was announced by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. James W. McNeill, of Buckeye.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Sidney Jack, of New York, New York, a daughter named Jane Ellen.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. William Clendenen, of Marlinton, a son, named Joseph Paul.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Avery Hamrick, of Renick, a daughter, named Betty Jo.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Robert Mick, of Durbin, a son, named Ranger Lee.
Born to Lieutenant and Mrs. Tucker Reynolds, of Tampa, Florida, a son, John Forrest.

Mrs. Georgia DePriest May, 61, of Marlinton; a daughter of the late Thomas Allen and Martha DePriest. Burial in Mountain View Cemetery.
Forrest H. Warwick, age 94, of Green Bank, a son of the late Peter H. and Carolina Matheny Warwick. Burial in the Arbovale Cemetery.
Carl Samuel Higgins, 60, of Marlinton; a son of Mrs. Ettie Jackson Higgins and the late Henry Higgins. Burial in the Wilfong Cemetery
Alpheus Wickline Hill, 91, of Marlinton; born at Lobelia, a son of the late John Wesley and Elizabeth Bruffey Hill. Burial in Mountain View Cemetery.
Mrs. Verna Ethel Dilley Harsh, 62; burial in the Wilfong Cemetery.
Henry Clint Dean, 57, of Droop. His only survivor is an aunt, Mrs. Anna E. Good, with whom he lived. Burial in the Whiting Cemetery near Droop.

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