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Thursday, March 13, 1969


Presentation of medals posthumously to Sergeant John R. (Chipper) Williams, by a representative of the Commanding General, First United States Army – Major David A. Noake, of the Virginia Military School at Lexington, Virginia – will be made at the close of morning service at the Marlinton United Methodist Church on Sunday, March 16, 1969.


We wish to commend our State Road employees for their concern for the public’s welfare by staying on the job and keeping the snow cleared from the roads last week. We know we have the best kept roads in and out of the state. You can always tell when you come to the Pocahontas line in a snowstorm, and this is another feather in the road crew’s cap. Many other county crews went on strike and did not clear the roads, but we are proud to say our faithful workers did their usual good job.


Marlinton won the Sectional Tournament the past weekend by winning over Hillsboro 115 to 73 Friday and then over Green Bank on Saturday 90 – 59…

Ted Dunbrack, of Marlinton, was named the outstanding player, and Larry Jefferson, of Hillsboro, was awarded the sportsmanship trophy. Ronnie Tibbs, of Marlinton, won the best foul shooting award.

The All Tournament Team was Jefferson and Workman, of Hillsboro; Dunbrack, White and Stewart, of Marlinton, Shinaberry, Plyler and Oliver, of Green Bank.

Best cheerleaders awards went to Janet Sheets, of Green Bank; Becky Chappell, of Hillsboro; and Wilma Wyatt, of Marlinton.

New Manager

George Pastine is being transferred from the Marlinton Southern States Store to Buckhannon. Layton Beverage, who has been working in the store here for several years, will be the new manager. Layton is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Howard Beverage, of Campbelltown.

His wife is the former Kay Kershner, and they have two sons.


What makes teenagers do what they do when all of the parents have done most everything they say teenagers should not do?

You say teenagers should not cheat, which they should not, but if you want a deduction on taxes or a raise on the job, you think of all the ways you can to get it.

Do you ever cheat just a little to get these things? Do you tell little lies to keep from helping your neighbor?

Do you ever lie to your teenager? If so, do you not expect them to lie to you?

Teenagers are made of what they have been taught. If they have not been taught right from wrong, can you expect them to know what to do and how to act?

They do what they see adults doing, but you say teenagers should not do it.

Look around you and see if you can find some things adults – not only parents – could do to help abolish the problems with teenagers.

It is better to keep temptations away from teenagers than to try to control the problems after they happen.

Think about it! ~ FHA Members


Born to Mr. and Mrs. Wallace Simmons, of Dunmore, a daughter, named Patricia Lynn.

Born to Mr. and Mrs. Robert Wilt, of Dumfries, Virginia, a son, named Robert Keith.


William Clarence Phillips, 74, of Frank, a lifelong resident of Pocahontas County. Burial in Arbovale Cemetery.

Thurmond T. (Peanuts) Fitzwater, 79, of Slaty Fork; born at Montrose, a son of the late George and Carinda Canfield Fitzwater. Burial in the Hannah Cemetery.

George A. Buterbaugh, 75, of Fairmont, formerly of Frank, a son of the late Alex and Mary Alderman Buterbaugh. Burial in Fairmont.

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