Thursday, June 27, 1968

Jack Smith got two ripe tomatoes from his garden on June 24, one day later than last year. Jack is usually first with tomatoes, but we want to hear if anybody beats this.

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Tom Burns is building a coin-operated car wash below the A & P on Third Avenue in Marlinton. It is expected to be completed in about a week.

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John L. Mannon and Wilford Ray, of Huntington, were camping at Seebert last weekend. On Friday, they came upon a rattlesnake, dead cold, not making a move; they soon made a good snake out of him; he measured 32 inches, had 10 rattlers and a button. Mr. Ray took the rattlers for a souvenir and as proof to his fellow workers of the first snake he had killed in West Virginia.

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Rube Weatherholt had his mule and buggy out a couple weeks ago getting in practice for Pioneer Days.

Men in Service

USS America at Sea – Airman Donald K. Sharp, USN, 22, son of Mr. and Mrs. Grant Sharp, of Mill Point, is serving aboard the attack aircraft carrier USS America. His ship is operating as a part of the U. S. Seventh Fleet in the Gulf of Tonkin.

As a crewmember, he is helping to provide air support to U. S. and Allied ground forces in Vietnam. Pilots from the America also bomb enemy targets in North and South Vietnam

Forest Festival Princess

Miss Martha Irene Edgar, of Hillsboro, a student at Fairmont State College, will appear as a princess in the Royal Court of Queen Silvia XXXII at the Mountain State Forest Festival October 3 – 6, it was announced by Director-General George V. Hannah, Jr.


Irvine – Kelly

Mr. and Mrs. Otis Kelly, of Minnehaha Springs announce the marriage of their daughter, Eileen Kay, to Jimmie David Irvine, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ray Irvine, of Marlinton.

The double ring ceremony took place Friday, June 21, 1968, at the home of the Rev. Charles S. Snead, at Mitchelltown, Virginia.


Born to Mr. and Mrs. Bill Alderman, of Huntersville, a son.

Born to Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Beverage, of Charleston, South Carolina, a son, named Jeffrey Wayne.

Born to Mr. and Mrs. Julian W. Ware, of Elkins, a daughter, named Sandra Lynn. The mother is the former Marcia Moore.

Born to Mr. and Mrs. Levi Seabolt, of Cass, a daughter. The mother is the former Lena Currence

Mrs. Eleanor Wilson Smith, 60, of Marlinton; a daughter of the late Dr. Mark S. Wilson and Virginia M. Wilson. The family moved to Marlinton in May 1912 to own and operate The Wilson and Rexrode Lumber Company. Burial in Mountain View Cemetery.

Melvin G. Good, 49, of Durbin, a son of Walter Good and the late Mae Nelson Good. Burial in Maplewood Cemetery in Elkins.

Odell Underwood, 59, of Huntersville; a son of the late W. M. and Lucy Smith Underwood. Burial in Beaver Creek Cemetery.

James Lewis “Jack” Michael, 43, of Charleston; a son of the late Harvey and Thelma Collins Michael, he was a native of Bartow. Burial in Arbovale Cemetery.

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