Thursday, March 20, 1969

Robert McComb, Jr., entered the Army on March 4 and is now training as a Flight Warrant Officer at Fort Polk, Louisiana.

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Ilean Walton saw a groundhog Monday. She reports five above at Buckeye March 13 with eight degrees on the 12th.

God and Country Award

Daniel Horne was award-ed the God and Country Award during the regular worship service at the Arbovale United Methodist Church on Boy Scout Sunday, February 9, 1969. Rev. Travis Wells is pastor.

Daniel is a member of Troop 112 at Green Bank and is the son of Mr. and Mrs. William G. Horne, of Arbovale.

The salute to the colors was given, with Philip Horne giving the Salute to the Flag of the Christian Church.

Salute to the Flag of the Country was led by Mark Grogg. The Cub Scout Promise was given by Patrick Schaffner and the Boy Scout Oath by Lacy Pugh. John Henderson and Joe Hamed, of Troop 112, took the offering.

James Schaffner, Scoutmaster, presented Daniel Horne and his parents.

Fred Crews, Daniel’s Sunday School teacher, presented the God and Country Emblem and Pin.

Daniel is the first member of Troop 112 to receive this award.


James Reep has been appointed Superintendent of the Cass Scenic Railroad, succeeding Kenneth Cap-linger who was moved to Blackwater Falls. Mr. Reep, a native of Bridgeport, served the past six months as Assistant Superintendent at Watoga after graduating from the School of Forestry at West Virginia University in July.

Mr. Reep, his wife and year old daughter, have moved to Cass and he looks forward to a good season on the Railroad.


Some people of this town of Marlinton are of the opinion that the abusive use of drugs such as marijuana, LSD, and heroin is of little concern to the parents and youth of Pocahontas County.

“This is a problem in cities, but not here,” one parent was heard to say.

Undoubtedly this parent was unaware of two important considerations.

First, there has been experimentation with drugs in this county, and second, Pocahontas County youth rarely stay in Pocahontas County, but travel to other areas where exposure to addictive drugs is much greater.

At the PTA Thursday night, two films, “Narcotics, a Pit of Despair,” and “LSD, Insight or Insanity,” will be shown.All parents and interested persons are invited to view these films.

The meeting is at the Marlinton Methodist Church. Baby sitters will be provided by the Marlinton Livewires 4-H Club.


Born to Mr. and Mrs. Bobby Tincher, of Frankford, a daughter.

Born to Mr. and Mrs. James Coe, of Arbovale, a son, named John Bradley. Mrs. Coe is the former Anne Farmer.


George Alpha Hull, 85, of Lobelia, a son of the late Harrison Wise and Ann Eliza McCoy Hull. Burial in the Emmanuel Church Cemetery.

Jonas L. Crickard, 65, of Valley Head. Burial in the Valley Head Cemetery.

Gilbert (Gib) Franklin Gordon, 51, of Waldorf, Maryland, a son of Mrs. Cora Gordon, and the late Bennett Gordon. Burial in the Orr Cemetery at Timber Ridge, Virginia.

Amory Franklin Burrell, 54, of Cowen; a veteran of World War II, a retired railroader and a commentator on the Cass Railroad. Burial in the IOOF Cemetery in Cowen.

John Tumblin, 58, of Mingo; born at Buckeye, a son of Marty Miller Tumblin, of Sweet Springs, and the late John Tumblin. He was married to the former Martha Sage Tumblin, who survives in Mingo.

Clifton Isaac Lyle, 57, of Baltimore, Maryland, formerly of Cass; a son of the late Edward I. and Ola Virginia Cross Lyle. Burial in the Arbovale Cemetery.

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