December 8, 1966
A picture of Wilbur Boggs, in a group of soldiers, was carried on the cover of the New York Times magazine section recently.
Junior Simmons and Hunter Taylor brought down another bear Tuesday on Clover Creek. The bear was in among the sheep Monday evening when they were feeding. Tuesday morning Ronald Warner, of Bartow, and his dogs, Buddy Saw, of Circleville, Simmons and Taylor and Clarence Simmons started out to get him. The dogs soon had him running and Taylor with a 30-30 slowed him down.
With practically an arsenal on hand and the bear running, they tried all kinds of guns. Simmons hit him with a 280, and the final shot after he was treed was from a 30.06 by Simmons. They were a little ashamed to admit they shot 22 times. Harry Cain arrived too late for the hunt.
The bear, a male, weighed in the neighborhood of 150 to 160 pounds.
The deer kill in Pocahontas County was between 1,300 and 1,400. There was unusually heavy hunting the last two days. Conservation Officers Covert Poling and Elmer White are checking the tags and will make an official report Thursday at Buckhannon. The number checked in the County was counted at 1,310, but a final check sometimes changes that figure and then some will be added that were checked over the lines in adjoining counties.
The count will probably be about two hundred over last year and will probably be about sixty percent bucks…
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Kenny Kellision, 11 years old, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jack Kellision, of Marlinton, killed an 8-point buck deer on Williams River. This is his first deer.
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Ralph Hinkle was the hunter who got the 200 pound buck at Johnny’s Spring, Black Mountain, on opening day, instead of a man from Charleston.
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Harry McCloud got a buck last year in the Cal Price State Forest on Thanksgiving, and this year he went back to the same stand on Thanksgiving and brought down an eight point buck. His father, June McCloud, had been on the same stand two days and had seen only does.
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Stanley Wooddell, Neal Kellision and Paul Burkes took their yearly hunting trip to the west the last of October. This year they went in style by jet plane – about a half block long. It was a most successful and enjoyable hunt at Bartley, Nebraska; the three bagged 45 ring necked pheasants.
Viet Nam Service Roll
S. Sgt. Freddy L. Biggs
P.F.C. Gene L. Rexrode
SSg. Robert L. Gilmore
SP-4 Harry J. Kelley
SP-4 Earl E. Hause
PFC Danny Moss
Lt. Darrel C. Shears
PFC Wallace Mullenax
PFC Jack D. Nelson
SP-4 Bernard W. Chestnut
SP-5 Grady P. Chestnut
PFC Norman P. Shinaberry
Corporal John E. Patterson
David S. Mullenax, U.S.S. Eversole
SP-5 Alfred C. Kesler
SP-4 Denver J. Hollandsworth
SP-5 Edward L. Varner
Corporal Jack Samuel Horner
A-1C Charles R. VanReenen
Robert M. Taylor, Hillsboro, Charles Kermit Dilley, Marlinton, and Keith W. Shinaberry (transferred here from New Haven, Connecticut), left Wednesday morning for induction into the Armed Forces at Beckley. Thomas Ward Grimes was transferred to Waynesboro, Virginia, center. These boys will be granted Christmas leave.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Larry Burns, of Marlinton, a son, named Patrick David.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. William McMillion, of Mill Point, a son, named John David.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Combs, of Marlinton, a daughter.
Born to Dr. and Mrs. Randall C. Cutlip, of Ames, Iowa, a daughter, named Meikka Ann.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Woodrow Thompson, of Alexandria, Virginia, a daughter, named Kimberly Mae. Maternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Sherman Friel, of Marlinton.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Robert McLaughlin, of Huntersville, a son, named Robert Max McLaughlin, Jr.
Miss Mary Olive Moore, 89, of Selma, Virginia. Born at Marlinton, a daughter of the late Nelson and Martha Sharp Moore. Burial in Mountain View Cemetery.
Jasper LeRoy McMillion, 81, of Renick, died of a stroke he suffered while hunting; a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Charles McMillion.
Eula Mabel Yeager, 61, of Cheyenne, Wyoming; an only daughter of Walter Hull Yeager and Mabel Tupper. Burial in Cheyenne. Her grandfather, Henry A. Yeager, was instrumental in bringing the C&O Railway to Marlinton.
Clyde Pingley, 56, a resident of Mill Creek; born at Durbin, he was a son of the late Lemuel and Maude Vanosdale Pingley.