April 20, 1967


The county winners in the West Virginia Golden Horseshoe test are: Richard Wilmore, Durbin; Charles Cover, Durbin; David Horne, Green Bank; George Scott, Green Bank; Shirley Tibbs, Marlinton… These students will go to Charleston May 5 where they will be dubbed Knights and Ladies of the Golden Horseshoe in special ceremonies in the State Capitol…


May 13 is the day set for the Pocahontas Beautiful Parade. The Volunteer Fire Departments will be honored in this year’s program and parade…

Flood damage and debris have made a heavy job of cleaning this spring; also much float material was damaged in the flood; nevertheless, let’s make plans for a big “Blowout” for our fire departments.


Douglas Morrison has achieved the rank of Eagle Scout and was presented his Eagle Badge April 3, 1967, by Grady Moore at special ceremonies at the regular scout meeting. This is the highest rank a Boy Scout can achieve and it requires 21 merit badges. Doug, who has been a scout for four years, also earned his God and Country Award during the past year.

Boys and Girls in Service

Roger VanReenan, on active duty in Viet Nam, had extensive burns on his back when a charge box blew up behind him several weeks ago. He is progressing satisfactorily and hopes to be out of the hospital soon.

Army Private First Class Norman P. Shinaberry, 21, son of Mrs. Lillie Shinaberry, of Clover Lick, is participating in “Operation Sam Houston” in Viet Nam with the 4th Infantry Division. He was airlifted into action February 20.

Pvt. Richard Madison spent a 40 day leave with his mother, Mrs. Virginia Lovell, and his sister, Mrs. K. C. Triplett, in Baltimore, Maryland. He will leave for Viet Nam April 15 to be a replacement in the 3rd Division of the Marine Corps.

Army Corporal John E. Patterson, 21, son of Mrs. Audrey L. Patterson, of Green Bank, is participating in “Operation Sam Houston” in Viet Nam with the 4th Infantry Division. He was airlifted into action February 20.

Marine Private First Class Charles G. Arbogast, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles H. Arbogast, of Boyer, participated in “Operation Lafayette” near Da Nang, Viet Nam…


Born to Mr. and Mrs. Edward McLaughlin, of Marlinton, a daughter, named Pamela Kay.

Born to Mr. and Mrs. Marion U. Dorsey, of South Charleston, a daughter, named Alicia Frances. The mother is the former Peggy Moore, of Marlinton.

Born to Mr. and Mrs. Sterl Irvine, of Trevilians, Virginia, a daughter, named Machelle Denise. The mother is the former Thelma Lee Nelson, of Frost.


Manuel McNeill, 48, of Baltimore, Maryland, a son of Mr. and Mrs. Arnot McNeill, of Marlinton. Burial in Hampton, Virginia.

Lewis Cooper, 59, of Chevy Chase, Maryland; a native of Cass, a son of the late Jacob and Maggie Gordon Cooper. Burial in the Adas Israel Cemetery in Washington.

Robert Ashby Wilfong, 59, of Dunmore; a son of the late James and Ella Wilfong. Burial in the Wesley Chapel Cemetery.

Earl William Evans, 51, of Marlinton, a son of the late Harrison B. Evans and Lula Vaughan Evans; burial in the Brownsburg Cemetery.

Russell Thomas Gabbert, 71, of Boyer. Burial in the Woodland Cemetery at Auto.

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