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December 7, 1967

Wounded in Action

Second Lieutenant W. A. Gay, USMC, a son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Gay, of Marlinton, was injured November 30 in the vicinity of Quang Tri in Viet Nam… He is presently receiving treatment at the Third Medical Battalion.

Sam Biggs was home from Walter Reed Hospital in Washington over the weekend. Sam is recovering from wounds received in Viet Nam.

Christmas Ditty Bags

One hundred and forty-three “ditty” bags are on their way to Viet Nam from Pocahontas County to our servicemen for Christmas. The denim bags were made by members of the Home Demonstration Clubs and packed with items donated by other organizations…

The H-P Store and People’s Store gave a discount on the material and the many items were donated by clubs, the two banks, etc.

All of the bags were nicely filled with paperback books, stationery, toothpaste, candy and nuts in cans, kool-aid, wash cloths, pencils, combs, pens, pocketbooks and the like.

On Christmas Day a man in Viet Nam or a nurse on an air ambulance will know someone back home is thinking of them.


Sheridan Russell, 29, of Clarksburg, became lost Saturday while deer hunting on Gauley. He was tracked to the twin silo area of a strip road. About 125 men have been combing the Sharp Knob and other areas but he had not been found Tuesday night.


The total deer kill in Pocahontas will probably be about 1,200. Conservation Officer Covert Poling collected 554 tags from the southern part of the county and Conservation Officer Elmer White counted 585 in the northern section. A good many deer are checked over the line in other counties and will be added later. Both men were participating in the hunt for the lost hunter this week.


The Methodist Church at Mountain Grove, Virginia, was the setting for the Saturday afternoon, November 25, 1967, wedding of Carolyn Ann Rimel, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dice Rimel, of Buckeye, and Curtis Landis, son of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Landis, of Marlinton.

On Saturday, November 4, 1967, at 12 noon, Miss Judith Carole Allen, of Levittown, Pennsylvania, became the bride of Lieutenant Jerry D. Long, son of Mr. and Mrs. P. F. Long, of Marlinton, in a nuptial mass in St. Michael the Archangel Church, by Father Joseph Martin.


Born to Mr. and Mrs. Edward Vinoski, of Bartow, a son. The mother is the former Julia Cosgrove.

Born to Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Simmons, of Fairfax, Virginia, a son, named Jeffrey Alan. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Wade Galford, of Dunmore, and Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Simmons, of Monterey, Virginia.

Born to Mr. and Mrs. Donald Thayer, of Abingdon, Virginia, a son, named Kevin Douglas. The mother is the former Eleanor Ann Hannah.

Born to Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Doyle, of Alexandria, Virginia, twin sons, Dwight Lewis and Dwayne Lee. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. James Garwood, of Alexandria, and Mrs. Buford Doyle, of Mace, and the late Mr. Doyle.

Born to Mr. and Mrs. Roscoe Defibaugh, of Marlinton, a son, named Ronald Price.


Ray G. Manley, 83, of Belle Vernon, Pennsylvania, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. John Miller in Marlinton.

Calvary Jordan, 82, of Lima, Ohio, a former resident of Bartow and Durbin.

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