Thursday, July 13, 1967

Miss Pocahontas

Miss Harriet Johnson was selected Miss Pocahontas 1967 Saturday in a lovely pageant. Named first runner up was Miss Nancy Waybright, of Green Bank, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Waybright, and second runner up was Miss Helen Sue Dunbrack, of Marlinton, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Curtis Dunbrack. Miss Johnson is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. Z. Johnson.

Mrs. Philip Cummings, the former Patsy Hevener and Pocahontas County’s 1963 Centennial Queen, presented the Queen with her banner and a bouquet of roses…

All of the girls were lovely and any of them would have been a credit to the County as Queen. The stage was tastefully decorated and much credit is due Mrs. Tom Edgar and her committee for a contest of quality. Others on the committee were Mrs. Ralph Buckley, Richard Hefner, Mrs. Randolph Bledsoe, Miss Alice Waugh, Blix McNeill, Mrs. M. R. Beard and Walter Jett.


A letter was received notifying the Town that their request for flood losses has been approved in the amount of $9,840 for the Fire Department and $10,569 for the Town.

A delegation appeared asking for a larger water line and more pressure in Smith Addition. A delegation also appeared with inquiries regarding a proposed ordinance to limit trailer parks. The ordinance is being redrafted and revised.

A building permit was issued to R. L. Meadow. One was previously issued to Larry Burns. Both houses are in Smith Addition.


Another bad fire early Wednesday morning caused about $25,000 damage to Graham’s Motel at Buckeye. Six units were completely ruined, 2 or 3 others were damaged. The motel was full…

Hillsboro Fire Department

The Hillsboro Volunteer Fire Department met in the Vo-Ag building.

The following officers were elected: Chief, Robert Hall; Assistant Chief, Lanty McNeel; Captain, Edgar Starks; Second Lieutenant, Roy Hall; Sergeant of Arms, Anthony Hall; Executive Officers, Thomas Edgar and Hubert Puffenbarger.

Fred Burns, Jr., Chief of the Marlinton Volunteer Fire Department and Kenneth Faulknier led a question and answer session on the duties of a fire department.

Little League

The Little League Tournament will be at Hinton with Marlinton playing Hinton.

Members of the tournament team are as follows: Richard Moore, David Cain, Robert Long, Thomas McCoy, Joe McCall, Maurice Boggs, Thomas M. Moore, Thomas E. Moore, Billy McClain, Bernie Carpenter, David Eddy, David Moore, Matthew Withers and Kenney Burgess.

4-H News

Phyllis Hill, of Hillsboro, and “Butch” Smith, of Marlinton, were taken into the West Virginia 4-H All Stars while attending Older 4-H Club Members Conference at Jackson’s Mill. “Butch” also received the Uncle Charlie Scholarship to return to camp next year.

Visitors Center

The new Visitors Center on Cranberry had 1,110 visitors July 1 through 4, averaging a visitor a minute. They came from 21 states, Washington, D. C. and Canada.


Born to Mr. and Mrs. Frank Blake, of Charlottesville, Virginia a daughter, named Elizabeth Price.

Born to Mr. and Mrs. Lavon Nicholes, of Rolling Fork, Mississippi, a daughter, named Rebecca Lynn. The mother is the former Veta Price, of Buckeye.

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