Thursday, August 17, 1967

M.H.S. News

Sam Brill has resigned as band instructor at Marlinton High School, much to the regret of many local people, and has accepted a position as Training Coordinator of the New Careers project in Kanawha County. The project is sponsored jointly by West Virginia Institute of Technology and the AAY Community development, Inc…

The Copperheads first football game will be against Hillsboro September 1.

Returning Lettermen are: Wayne Madison, Bob Cornelius, Wimpy VanReenen, David Peacock, Jimmy Irvine, Tiny Shinaberry, Tom Clutter, Harry McCloud, Mike Cain, Raymond Miller, Teddy Dunbrack, Ivan Withers, Steve Jack; other squad members are: Jimmy Buzzard, Doug Morrison, Richard Dean, Ronnie Tibbs, Don Galford and Tom Moore.

Manager: Doug VanReenen.

Cheerleaders: Freda Hefner, Susie Astin, Wanda Menefee, Vivian Sharp and Wilma Wyatt.


The Marlinton Fire Department will have its annual Firemen’s Carnival September 4 through 10.

We will have our Parade on Wednesday evening, at 7:30 p.m. We will have a Queen, Miss Libby Graham, and we would like to have applications for two Princesses from the junior or senior class of Marlinton High School…

We would like for as many clubs, businesses and organizations to participate in this parade as possible.


After the big flood this spring the Corps of Engineers stepped up their study of the Greenbrier Sub-basin of the Kanawha River Basin and will be ready for recommendations and public hearings later this fall. In the meantime the Department of Natural Resources held an information meeting at Ronceverte and will hold one soon in Marlinton to give our people a chance to express their views concerning proposed dams.

Three carloads of people from Pocahontas went to Ronceverte Monday night. There were approximately 200 people there, almost all against any big dams in Greenbrier County…

Charles McIntire, of the Corps of Engineers, presented the progress of their study. The Corps, after considering 16 reservoir sites, finally settled on two alternate plans. One, a large reservoir six miles above Caldwell….Two, a dam would be built on Anthony’s Creek… and another dam five miles above Marlinton, for flood protection and recreations.

Upon questioning, we learned the Marlinton dam would be 250 high, cover 4,000 acres at high water level but would be held at 3,400 acres level during the summer recreational period…

The man from the Department of Interior, of the Fisheries and Wildlife Services, said they considered that the Greenbrier River possessed unique characteristics as a spawning stream and aesthetic value to be considered as a Wild River, that it had exceptional fishing, and they flatly opposed any dam below Marlinton.


Born to Mr. and Mrs. Orman Tyree, of Alexandria, Virginia, a son, named David Matthew. Paternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. James Tyree, of Marlinton.

Born to Mr. and Mrs. Howard Miller, of Uniontown, Pennsylvania, a daughter, named Susan Mary. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Kyle Sharp, of Dunmore.

Born to Mr. and Mrs. Charles E. Smith, a son, named Michael Edwin. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Kyle Sharp, of Dunmore.


Mrs. Mary Leone Armstrong Jackson, 62, of Buckeye; a daughter of the late Cameron and Lucy Lange Armstrong. Burial in Mountain View Cemetery.

Mrs. Mary E. Hedrick, 70, of Bartow; a daughter of the late Ollie and Cinda Hoover Wilfong.

Willie Cameron McLaughlin, of Monterey, Virginia; a son of the late Harper and Etta Yeager McLaughlin. Burial in the Monterey Cemetery.

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