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Thursday, November 24, 1966

Monongahela National Forest

Hunting season is here again and with an increased number of people using their National Forest we felt it would be an appropriate time to explain the timber management program on the Marlinton Ranger District of the Monongahela National Forest.

Some of the best hardwood timber stands in the United States are found on the Marlinton Ranger District which is located primarily in Pocahontas County. The majority of the 120,000 acres on the Marlinton Ranger District were cut between 1890 and 1920. A “cut and get out” policy was followed with little regard being given toward protecting and actually managing the forest on a permanent basis.

Today these same forests are managed under the sustained yield multiple use concept. Under this policy the average amount of timber cut will not exceed the average amount that is actually grown. However, by managing our forest correctly we can greatly increase the desirable volume, thereby increasing the amount we can cut each year. The other forest values such as wildlife, water and recreation will be protected when the timber is harvested.


In an open church wedding ceremony planned for Friday evening, December 9, 1966, in the Swago Metho-dist Church, Miss Brenda Sharon Kellison will become the bride of Ronald Lee Poage, of Salem, Ohio. The bride elect is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Kellison, of Buckeye, and he is the grandson of Mrs. Edith Weatherholt, of Marlinton.


The wedding of Miss Delores Nadine Jackson, daughter of Mrs. Lucy A. Jackson, of Marlinton, and Robert Gene Turner, son of Mrs. Ollie V. Turner, of Shenandoah, took place Saturday evening, November 12, 1966, at six o’clock in the First Christian Church of Clifton Forge, Virginia…
The bride was given in marriage by her brother, Hugh Young Jackson… Mrs. Tommy G. Campbell, sister of the bride, was matron of honor…


Born to Mr. and Mrs. John E. Vandevander, of Arbovale, a daughter. The mother is the former Broda Mae Lambert.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. William Currence, of Durbin, a daughter. The mother is the former Joann Arbogast.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Cassell, of Cass, a son, weighing 10 pounds and three ounces. The mother is the former Margaret Foe.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Garland Beverage, of Webster Springs, a son, named Johnnie Paul. The grandparents are Mr. and Mr. Dan Beverage, of Marlinton.


Mrs. Allene Shumate Kincaid, 49, of Durbin; burial in the Arbovale Cemetery.
Frank L. McLaughlin, 82, of Stony Bottom, died in Millersburg, Ohio. Burial in the Stony Bottom Cemetery.
Norman Randolph Price, Jr., 59, of Chandler, Arizona; born at Marlinton, a son of the late Dr. Norman R. and Jean Kinsey Price. Burial in Arlington National Cemetery
Melvin Maxwell Brewster, 52, was born in Seebert, the only child of Merrill and Emily Dyer Brewster. His mother preceded him in death during his infancy, after which he was fostered by Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Boggs. He loved to sing. One of his favorite hymns was, “One Day As I Walked Down a Lonesome Road.” Burial in the Brownsburg Cemetery.
Thomas Lawrence Chestnut, 76, formerly of Cass; born at Mountain Grove, Virginia, a son of the late Willis and Bettie Chestnut. Burial in Mountain View Cemetery.
Mrs. Mary Agnes McCoy, 87, of Fairlea; burial in the Rosewood Cemetery in Lewisburg.
Adrian Lance Brown, 43, of Renick, WWII Veteran and woodsman.
Guy Dotson Pritt, 41, formerly of Pocahontas County; burial in the Emmanuel Church Cemetery at Bruffeys Creek.
Andrew Hamilton Alderman, 78, of White Sulphur Springs; a son of the late Darius W. S. and Hester L. Pyles Alderman; a retired farmer and World War Veteran. Burial in Allegheny Memorial Park in Lowmoor, Virginia.

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