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Thursday, May 17, 1968

Killed in Action

George W. Darnell, 26, was killed in Viet Nam on Thursday, May 9, 1968. He is the son of Mrs. Carrie Darnell, now of Warren, Ohio, and the late George Darnell. The body will be brought to Smith Funeral Home in Marlinton.


John Moore, Jr., and Joe Fitzwater are among the ten miners unaccounted for in the mine tragedy. It will be the last of the week before entrance is gained to the section where they were working.


Lanty McNeel and Cecil Pritt were injured when their car and a truck collided near Mill Point on a wet road Tuesday. Lanty has a fractured hip and shoulder and Mr. Pritt has both elbows cracked. Lanty was moved to Morgantown Wednesday.

Cass Inaugural

A special weekend of gala inaugural activities will highlight the beginning of service on the Cass Scenic Railroad’s track extension to the top of 4,842-foot Bald Knob – high in the Appalachians of Pocahontas County.

The construction of the eight-mile line has been underway for two years, supplementing the four miles of tracks which have been open for public use since 1963…

A special aspect of the inaugural is the operation of a special train of private sleeping cars, known as “Mountaineer Limited” to Cass from major eastern cities. Two hundred persons will travel to Cass on board this unique special train…..with cars departing from Charles-ton, Huntington, Cincinnati, Louisville or Richmond.

On the Farm

Mrs. Sidney McCoy, of Beard, brought in an oversize chicken egg, 8 ½ inches endways, 6 ¼ inches around the middle. It was laid by a big pullet weighing nine and a half pounds that won’t be a year old until August.


Born to Mr. and Mrs. Richard McLaughlin, of Marlinton, a son, named Richard Franklin.

Born to Mr. and Mrs. Steven W. Whitmire, of Durbin, a son, named Steven Wilson, Jr. The mother is the former Elma Kathy White.

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