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Thursday, March 6, 1969

Our Boys in Service

Sp-5 William C. Vandevender returned home December 3, after a year of duty in Vietnam. He is now stationed in Freiburg, Germany.

Army Specialist Four Dewey H. Ervine, Jr., 21, graduated from the 25th Infantry Division Combat Leaders School January 30th, near Cu Chi, Vietnam.

M-Sergeant Donald Shears, who is stationed at Elmendorf AFB, Anchorage, Alaska, is visiting his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Adolphus Shears, of Arbovale.

Government Day

Linda Hill and Donald McNeel, of the Junior Class at Hillsboro High School; Steve Hamed and Linda Snyder, of the Junior Class at Green Bank High School, accompanied by Hillsboro Principal Charles Moore; and Joe White and Jo Debra Galford, of the Junior Class at Marlinton High School, accompanied by Marlinton Principal H. A. Yeager; attended the Know Your State Government Day in Charleston Monday.

Marlinton Rotary

At the January 13, 1969 Rotary meeting, Miss Harriet Johnson showed slides and gave an interesting documentation of her recent trip to Germany and other European countries.

At the meeting, a Boy Scout Troop Committee was appointed. Ed Stemple is Scout Commissioner for this county. John Mallow has been selected as the Institutional Representative with the Troop Committee composed of: Fred Smith, Chairman; Rev. Maynard Crawford, Layton Sharp, Gene Simmons, Jim Simmons, Bill Myers, Bill Moses; Scout Master Robert R. Mann, Assistant Scout Masters Robert Viers and Charles R. Calhoun.

Scouting depends on a solid foundation on which to build and carry out its program. Scouting’s foundation is manpower.

As we build our Scout programs of service to the youth of our community, we should be alert to the hazards of a sub-standard foundation: not enough manpower to do the job, poor or ineffective manpower, untrained and unskilled manpower. These may lead to poorly designed and shaky Scouting programs.

Let’s resolve to build a solid foundation for our Scouting program.

4-H Achievement Day

The following 4-Hers were the county winners in the National Awards Program: Achievement – Linda Hill and Libby Graham; Agriculture – James Wade, Eugene Kramer and Charles Woods; Bread – Brenda Rose and Linda Hill; Clothing – Sharon Woods, Brenda Rose; Conservation – Patricia Workman, Janet Sheets; Dress Revue – Jane Callison, Rebecca Chestnut, Brenda Rose, Bonnie Shearer; Electric – Steve Hamed; Nutrition – Kathy Beard; Food Preservation – Linda Hill, Rebecca Chappell; Forestry – Margie Barkley; Home Improvement – Terry Wooddell, Debbie McQuain; Horse – Pamela Dilley; Horticultural – Linda Circosta, Marvin Beverage; Leadership – Linda Hill; Photography – Allen Crist; Sheep – Sam Baxter; Swine – Allen Kramer, Diane Sharp; Veterinary Science – Kathy Gibson, Donald McNeel, Joe Debra Galford and W. G. Dilley.


Mrs. And Mrs. Fred Hefner, of Marlinton, are proud to announce the engagement of their daughter, Freda Mae, to Robert Jackson, son of Mrs. Lucy Jackson, also of Marlinton, and the late Hugh Jackson.

They plan an open church wedding at West Union Methodist Church on Saturday afternoon at two o’clock, May 17.


Born to Mr. and Mrs. Clayton Wolfe, of Cass, a daughter, named Vicky Lynn.

Born to Rev. and Mrs. Basil Price Sharp, of Tainan, Taiwan, a daughter, named Jane Randolph.


Mrs. Tabytha Alice Bowers McCarty, 88, of Frost. Burial in the Mount Zion Cemetery near Frost.

Okey C. McLaughlin, 71, of Hillsboro, a son of the late Chris and Fannie Moore McLaughlin.

Raymond Arden Wiley, 70, of Marlinton, a son of the late John Francis and Augusta Wiley. Burial in Mountain View Cemetery.

John Halstead Boyce, 87, of Jacox; a member of Beulah United Methodist Church. Burial in the Fairview Cemetery at Keenan.

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