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August 4, 1966

It looks like clean-up week in town this week. Mitchell Chevrolet is being painted white, the lower part of the Bank of Marlinton building is being painted white, as it the trim on the First National Bank. The C. J. Store painted their storefront orange. Also the house opposite the post office is being torn down.
The Marlinton Post office is getting a new furnace – oil – over the protests of Postmaster Ed Wagner. He feels they had been heating very economically with coal, a little over $200, and that coal is a vital element of West Virginia’s economy.

Our Boys and
Girls in Service
We have a newspaper clipping and picture showing Sgt. Larry Whiting on crutches doing the twist with a pretty hostess during a cruise on the Potomac for 500 hospitalized veterans. Larry lost a leg in Viet Nam. The cruise was hosted by Defense Secretary and Mrs. Robert McNamara. When McNamara was called to Capitol Hill, President and Mrs. Johnson came aboard for a surprise. The clipping was sent in by Basil Cain.

Visitors Center
The Visitors Center on Cranberry is going to be a most attractive addition to our County. Work is coming along fine. Curbing on the winding drive-way is being poured now. The shingled roof and the stonework on the corner columns of the buildings and circling the island of the drive give a distinctive look. Go see.

Dock R. Hannah retired as Executive Vice President and Cashier of the Bank of Marlinton on August 1, after more than 25 years of work there.
The son of the late Mr. and Mrs. S.D. Hannah, of Elk, he started his career by teaching school for three years, then kept books for Baxter’s Ford Garage. After two years selling insurance, he went to work in the bank in January 1941. He is married to the former Thelma Newman.
Mr. Hannah will establish an office and continue in the insurance business.
Robert Woods was named to succeed Mr. Hannah in the Bank.
Mrs. Joy Anderson was also advanced to assistant cashier by the Board of Directors.

Born to Mr. and Mrs. James Roberts, of Baltimore, Maryland, a son, named Randall Jerry.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Charles Arbogast, of Boyer, a daughter, named Tena Robin.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Robert Morrison, of Renick, a daughter, named Karen Darlene.
Born to Rev. and Mrs. Carl Boggs, of Marlinton, a son, named Eric Lynn.
Born to Pfc. and Mrs. Roger Lee Sharp, of Fort Knox, Kentucky, a daughter, named Melissa Lynn.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Sterl Dean, of Marlinton, a son, named Brian Scott.

Mrs. Olive Burgess Hoover, 35; born at Woodrow, a daughter of Fred and Woodsie Burgess. Funeral at the Poage Lane Church.
Mrs. Mary Perry, 83, of Marlinton. Mother of Mrs. Helen Brumagin. Burial in Cleveland, Ohio.
Mrs. Grace Hevener Burner, 48, of Durbin, wife of Forrest Burner; burial in the Arbovale Cemetery.
Mrs. Ruby May Harbert, 59, of Princeton; born at Marlinton, a daughter of the late Samuel and Amanda Moore Hannah. Burial in the Gibson Cemetery at her old home place.
Rufus Hobbs Elliott, 82, of Boyer; born at Green Bank, a son of the late C. J. Elliott and Elizabeth Propst Elliott. Burial in the Arbovale Cemetery.

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