Thursday, \r\nFebruary 24, 1966\r\n\r\nFIRES\r\nFire destroyed a house owned by Bill Buzzard on Cummings Creek early Friday morning. Dewey McLau-ghlin had been living there.\r\nFriday afternoon the Fire Department was called to the home of Lock McComb. The house was too far gone and the truck could not get across the river but some of the firemen crossed in a boat to help save the outbuildings.\r\n\r\nBoys in Service\r\nDr. Virgil (Jimmy) Curry was recently sworn in as a Captain in the Army Medical Corps and will report March 7 to Fort Sam Houston, San Antonio, Texas, for four or five weeks\u2019 training, after which he will be sent to Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Mrs. Curry, the former Jane Ruckman, and their daughter, Laura, will accompany him. Jimmy is a graduate of the Medical College of Virginia and would have completed his year of residency at McGuire Hospital in June.\r\nDwight Diller has enlisted in the Navy and will leave next week for the Great Lakes Training Station.\r\n\r\nNew Pulpyard\r\nA new pulpwood buying yard will be opened April 1 in Marlinton, according to plans announced by West Virginia Pulp and Paper Company\u2019s Covington mill, which will make 15 yards for this mill. Located on the railroad near the Coca-Cola shop, the yard will purchase hardwood and pine species for shipment by C&O to Covington...\r\n\r\nMarlinton High School Basketball players\r\nDanny Wyatt, Dale Hollandsworth, George Meadows, Raymond Miller, Mike Shaw, Jimmy Dilley, Tommy Clutter, Harry McCloud, Sherman Gibson, Milton Simmons, Tiny Shinaberry, John Kenney, Steve Jack, Aaron Wyatt. Managers, Butch Smith and Kenneth Nottingham. Games won, eleven, and lost, six. Elmer Friel, Coach\r\n\r\nGreen Bank High School Basketball team members\r\nSeniors: Bill Simmons, Lynn Peck, Don Vannoy, Paul Grandon. Juniors: Mike Kane, Robert Sheets, Rick Wilfong, David Pasternak, Duke Jackson, Benny Simmons. Sophomores: Robert Crist and Larry Matheny.\r\nGames won, eleven, and lost, two. Kenneth E. Vance, Coach.\r\n\r\n\r\nEAGLE SCOUT\r\nMichael Hevenor, of Troop 262, Durbin, was awarded the Eagle Rank at a dinner at the Methodist Church in Marlinton Tuesday evening, February 15. \r\nKenneth R. Eakin, Scout Executive of Buckskin Council, presided at the Eagle Court of Honor, and Mrs. Gilbert Hevenor, mother of Michael, pinned on the badge with the help of Mr. Hevenor. Hevenor is the first Eagle Scout to come from Durbin.\r\nFewer than one percent of the boys who enter Scouting ever attain the rank of Eagle.\r\n\r\nGovernment Day\r\nApproximately 450 students and sponsors representing 152 state high schools will attend the 16th annual \u201cKnow Your State Government Day\u201d in Charleston February 28 at the Civic Center.\r\nThe following juniors have been selected to attend from Pocahontas County:\r\nGreen Bank High School \u2013 Michael Hevenor, Rosalie Hill.\r\nHillsboro High School \u2013 Sharon Fowler, Thomas VanReenan.\r\nMarlinton High School \u2013 Lura June McElwee and Timmie Thomas.\r\nAccompanying them will be Mrs. Ellen Riffle, M. H. Brooks and H. A. Yeager.\r\n\r\nBIRTHS\r\nBorn to Mr. and Mrs. Charles Alderman, of Minnehaha Springs, a son.\r\nBorn to A-2C and Mrs. Sidney A. Jack, a daughter, named Jane Ellen. Airman Jack is now stationed in France, where his wife and baby daughter plan to join him soon.\r\nBorn to Attorney and Mrs. Arden J. Curry, a son, named Michael Lee.\r\nBorn to Mr. and Mrs. Charles Haislop, of Baltimore, Maryland, a son, named Charles Edward, Jr.\r\n\r\nDEATHS\r\nMillard F. Jeffries, 86, of Marlinton; a son of the late John Echels and Mary Jane Moss Jeffries. Burial in Mountain View Cemetery.\r\nJerry Wayne, small son of Robert and Shirley Buzzard Mullens, of Minnehaha Springs. Burial in Mountain View Cemetery.\r\nRalph Teddie Wilfong, 36, of Huntington, Indiana; a son of Burley Wilfong, of Buckeye, and the late Mrs. Bessie George Wilfong. Burial in the Pilgrims Rest Cemetery.\r\nReynolds Forest (Tink) Poage, 53, of Ronceverte; born at Edray, a son of the late Henry and Bessie Weiford Poage. Burial in the Draft Cemetery.