February 24, 1966
Fire destroyed a house owned by Bill Buzzard on Cummings Creek early Friday morning. Dewey McLau-ghlin had been living there.
Friday 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.
Boys in Service
Dr. 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’ 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.
Dwight Diller has enlisted in the Navy and will leave next week for the Great Lakes Training Station.
A new pulpwood buying yard will be opened April 1 in Marlinton, according to plans announced by West Virginia Pulp and Paper Company’s 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…
Marlinton High School Basketball players
Danny 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
Green Bank High School Basketball team members
Seniors: 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.
Games won, eleven, and lost, two. Kenneth E. Vance, Coach.
Michael Hevenor, of Troop 262, Durbin, was awarded the Eagle Rank at a dinner at the Methodist Church in Marlinton Tuesday evening, February 15.
Kenneth 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.
Fewer than one percent of the boys who enter Scouting ever attain the rank of Eagle.
Approximately 450 students and sponsors representing 152 state high schools will attend the 16th annual “Know Your State Government Day” in Charleston February 28 at the Civic Center.
The following juniors have been selected to attend from Pocahontas County:
Green Bank High School – Michael Hevenor, Rosalie Hill.
Hillsboro High School – Sharon Fowler, Thomas VanReenan.
Marlinton High School – Lura June McElwee and Timmie Thomas.
Accompanying them will be Mrs. Ellen Riffle, M. H. Brooks and H. A. Yeager.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Charles Alderman, of Minnehaha Springs, a son.
Born 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.
Born to Attorney and Mrs. Arden J. Curry, a son, named Michael Lee.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Charles Haislop, of Baltimore, Maryland, a son, named Charles Edward, Jr.
Millard F. Jeffries, 86, of Marlinton; a son of the late John Echels and Mary Jane Moss Jeffries. Burial in Mountain View Cemetery.
Jerry Wayne, small son of Robert and Shirley Buzzard Mullens, of Minnehaha Springs. Burial in Mountain View Cemetery.
Ralph 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.
Reynolds Forest (Tink) Poage, 53, of Ronceverte; born at Edray, a son of the late Henry and Bessie Weiford Poage. Burial in the Draft Cemetery.