Thursday, January 26, 1967

Eugene Simmons attended the State Convention of Prosecuting Attorneys in Wheeling over the weekend. They made plans for entertaining the National Convention at the Greenbrier in August.

Mr. Simmons was interviewed on the Wheeling radio station Saturday night.

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Editor Norman Blake, of Ronceverte, announces his weekly West Virginia News will become the Daily News this week, publishing daily Monday through Friday. The managing editor will be Donald Meadows, coming from the Raleigh Register. The paper will be date-lined for Lewisburg, Ronceverte and White Sulphur and will be the first offset daily in West Virginia.

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In the announcement of the Landis-Rimel engagement last week, Curtis is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Roy B. Landis (not Ray).

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Phil McComb reports an interesting oddity. Last Thursday, D. H. Grimes, of Huntersville, brought in a truck load of pulpwood weighing 27,000 pounds even. That afternoon he brought in a second load and it weighed exactly the same. Tuesday, Ryder Brothers brought in a truck load that weighed 18,760. Their second load Tuesday afternoon weighed the same to the pound. These are the only instances of such happenings.

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Misses Fleeta and Mabel Lang were in New York last week buying the spring merchandise for the Lang’s Shoppe.


Foreign musical instruments such as a small hand carved dancer’s drum from Thailand, a flute and a series of other representative instruments native to Spain, Italy and Germany were displayed by Junior Girl Scouts of Troop 4 at their January 16th meeting…

Program aides Tom Morrison, Tommy Rose and David Wagner taught two American Indian Dances and the famous Filipino Bamboo Pole Dance. These were participated in and enjoyed by all…

Volunteer Fire Department 1966 Report

The Marlinton Volunteer Fire Department held its annual banquet at Kelley’s Restaurant January 10. The first fire chief, Paul Overholt, gave a short talk and installed the new officers. Fire Chief, Fred Burns, Jr, gave the following report.

Total Fires: 32 (10 in town, 22 out of town).
Total Estimated Fire Loss – 1966: $30.685.00
Estimated Fire Loss in town: $230.00
Estimated Fire Loss, out of town: $30,455.00
Total Man Hours on Fire Calls: 598
Average Man Hours per fire call: 18.7.
Average number of men per call: 13
Fires by type: Residence, 15; Business, 4; Grass, 7; Other, 5; False, 1.
Fires by Hour of Day: Noon to 6:00 p.m., 17; 6:00 p.m. to Midnight, 8; Midnight to 6:00 a.m. 4; 6:00 a.m. to noon, 3…
118 Emergency Runs in 1966
Total Man Hours – 1966: Fires, 598; Emergency Runs, 241; Drills and Meetings, 1,560; Fundraising Projects, 1,098.
Fire Chiefs in former years have been: C. W. Price, J. A. Sydenstricker, Jake Hill, D. W. Williams, J. M. Bear, (2), Paul Overholt, John White, Harry Hockenberry.


Born to Mr. and Mrs. James Leverne McCoy, of Beard, a son, named James Laverne, Jr.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Larry Carr, of Durbin, a daughter.
Born to Captain and Mrs. Kenneth W. Dotson, of Clark Air Base, Philippine Islands, a son, named Bret Wayne. Maternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Brown, of Renick…
Born to Mr. and Mrs. F. R. McCormick, III, of Waynesboro, Virginia, a daughter, named Amy Lee. The mother is the former Lelia Moore, of Dunmore.

John David Simmons, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. John Roger Simmons, of Bartow. Burial in the Arbovale Cemetery.
Thomas Lee Myers, 69. of Cass; member of the Cass First Baptist Church, worked for the West Virginia Pulp and Paper Company and was a retired employee of the Mower Lumber Company.

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