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Thursday, September 8, 1966
Bill Defibaugh brought to the State Road Garage one of the smallest rattlers the men had ever seen. About a foot long, the little snake had one rattle and was making it sing when Mr. Defibaugh saw it.
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The Marlinton Pulpyard had its best month so far in August, shipping 61 carloads of pulp.
Boys in Service
Army Second Lieutenant Darrell C. Shears, son of Mr. and Mrs. Orlan H. Shears, of Arbovale, was assigned August 8 to the 1st Infantry Division in Vietnam. Lieutenant Shears, assigned as platoon leader in the First Battalion of the Division’s 2nd Infantry, entered the Army in July 1957 and was previously assigned to the First Training Brigade at Fort Polk, Louisiana.
It was a beautiful, but hot day Saturday and President and Mrs. Johnson and all the attendant dignitaries made it for the dedication of the big reservoir near Summersville. About ten thousand persons gathered to hear the president speak on water problems, saying it would matter little what else we accomplish unless we solve the problem of getting more unpolluted water for the increasing population.
The 390 feet high Summersville Dam is the highest rock fill dam east of the Mississippi and the lake contains about 300 gallons of water for every man, woman and child in the United States. Green grass is now covering most of the great earth scars and the lake is beautiful.
Wins Bicycle
Brill’s Esso Servicenter gave a Renegade Hi-riser bicycle away last Wednesday and the lucky winner was Frank Morrison, of Marlinton. The contest was open to all boys; no purchase was necessary. Several hundred had signed up during the two months of the contest. The bicycle had a tiger striped seat and tiger handle holds.
Forestry Money
Pocahontas County will receive $57,882.19 from the Monongahela National Forest as its share of the one-fourth of receipts from Forest income. The total for West Virginia is $168,393.64. In comparing income from the 17 forests in the Eastern Region of the United States, which totals $4,894,831.61, only two counties, McKean ($63,354) and Warren ($60,243), Pennsylvania, received more than Pocahontas. West Virginia ranks third behind Pennsylvania ($236,868) and Michigan ($206,080).
Mr. and Ms. Estel Music, of Santa Maria, California, spent a month’s vacation with her mother Mrs. Eleanor McNeill, of Buckeye. Mrs. Music is a nurse at St. Francis Hospital.
Dr. and Mrs. Randall C. Cutlip and Michael, of Ames, Iowa, are visiting his parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Cutlip, and other relatives.
Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Gladwell, Janie and Jeffrey, of Dunbar, spent a week’s vacation with their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Virgil Gladwell and Mr. and Mrs. E. L. Cutlip.
Private Anthony W. Hall, Jr., of Fort Knox, Kentucky, spent the weekend with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Hall, Sr., at Hillsboro
Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Hill and son, Ronald, of Baltimore, Maryland, and Mr. and Mrs. Fred Hill, of Hagerstown, Maryland, visited homefolks at Lobelia and attended the Hill reunion at Droop Mountain.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Luther Peck, Jr., of Durbin, a son.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Charles Snyder, of Cass, a daughter.
Born to Dr. and Mrs. Donald Zlatnik, of Pasadena, California, a daughter. The mother is the former Pam Smith.
Born to Staff Sergeant and Mrs. John M. Ledford, a daughter, named Rhonda Lee. The mother is the former Sherlin McNeill.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Bobby Joe Long, of Palmer Park, Maryland, a son, named Robert Joseph. The mother is the former Glenda Phillips, of Cass.
Mrs. John Hively, 80, of Dunmore; burial in  Mountain View Cemetery.

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