Thursday, January 18, 1968\r\n\r\nWEATHER\r\n\r\nThe weather continues to be of the type that the \u201cOld Timers\u201d like to tell about from their youth with snow and low temperatures being an almost daily occurrence.\r\n\r\nSeveral inches of snow fell on the ninth followed by 18 or more additional inches on January 13. The weight of the snow collapsed the porch roof on The People\u2019s Store and Supply Company and the awning in front of the Home Products Market and did other damage around the area.\r\n\r\nThe State Road Commission reports an accumulation of 41 inches on Kennison Mountain.\r\n\r\nSchools were closed on Monday and Tuesday of this week due to drifts blocking secondary roads.\r\n\r\nStudents\r\n\r\nSuzanne Jett, senior journalism major at West Virginia University recently received the $600 top prize in the second of six monthly writing competitions of the William Randolph Hearst Foundation\u2019s $50,000 journalism awards program.\r\n\r\nThe School of Journalism at the University received a matching $600 grant for its scholarship fund.\r\n\r\nMiss Jett\u2019s feature writing award put the School of Journalism in second place for top school honors in the nation...\r\n\r\nMiss Jett is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Jett, of Marlinton.\r\n\r\n- - -\r\n\r\nNaomi Elizabeth Workman, of Hillsboro, will receive her A. B. Degree in elementary education from Glenville State College January 26, 1968.\r\n\r\nFireman\u2019s Banquet\r\n\r\nJohn A. Taylor, Deputy Fire Marshal for West Virginia, was the speaker at the Marlinton Volunteer Fire Department\u2019s annual Banquet held January 16 at the Marlinton Presbyterian Church... Grey M. Cassell was the Master of Ceremonies.\r\n\r\nThe following officers were installed:\r\n\r\nFred C. Burns, Jr., Chief; Tony Ricottilli, Assistant Chief; Kyle McCarty, Captain; Douglas Dunbrack, First Lieutenant; Tom Dunbrack, Second Lieutenant; Reed Wilfong, Sergeant at Arms; Kenneth Faulknier, President; Paul Gladwell, Vice President; Johnnie Nelson, Secretary and Treasurer; Rev. Noel Davis, Chaplain; Tom Morrison, Executive Committee; Robert Kelley, Executive Committee.\r\n\r\nOther members of the department are: Robert Barlow, George Broce, Paul Beverage, Charles Calhoun, William Clendenen, Tom Clutter, Kent Galford, Jr., John Kenney, Ray Landis, Steve Jack, David Peacock, Lewis Watson, Douglas VanReenen, Raymond Pryor, and Tom Sharp.\r\n\r\nBIRTHS\r\n\r\nBorn to Mr. and Mrs. Ray Irvine, of Marlinton, a daughter, named Loretta Lynn.\r\n\r\nBorn to Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Friel, of Marlinton, a son named Earl Douglas.\r\n\r\nBorn to Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Copenhaver, of Marlinton, a son.\r\n\r\nBorn to Mr. and Mrs. Houston Jefferson, Jr. of Cleveland, Ohio, a son, named Houston James Jefferson, III. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Forest McChesney, of Marlinton, and Mr. and Mrs. Houston Jefferson, Sr., of Charleston.\r\n\r\nBorn to Mr. and Mrs. George Fenstermaker, of Frank, a daughter. The mother is the former Catherine Lambert.\r\n\r\nDEATH\r\n\r\nMrs. Mary Frances Weatherholt Landis, 57, of Seebert, a daughter of Mrs. Florence Icie Sutton, of Huntersville, and the late Henry Weatherholt. Burial in the Oak Grove Cemetery at Hillsboro.