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Thursday, April 24, 1969

Boys and Girls in Service

Sergeant Joel W. Callison arrived home April 11, after a year’s tour of duty in Viet Nam where he served as rifleman and forward observer with Co. D.4th BN. 503 INf, of the 178 ABn. Bde (Sep) in and around An Khe in the Central Highlands. He is spending a 30-day leave with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Hubert Callison…

During Callison’s tour of duty he was awarded the Purple Heart for wounds received in action, the Air Medal for meritorious achievement while participating in aerial flight in the Republic of Viet Nam, Combat Infantryman’s Badge, Vietnamese Service Medal, and Overseas Service Bar.

On the Level
By Layton Sharp

If the warm days and bright sun of the past week did not bring on fishing fever, your case is hopeless. The chances are you might have tramped your legs off on some trout stream without success; consider then, a nice quiet farm pond, where you have to get behind a tree to bait your hook to keep the blue gills and large mouth bass from jumping out and grabbing your bait.

The Soil Conservation Service of the U. S. Department of Agriculture has supervised the construction of over 80 acres of these ponds in Pocahontas County. Most of them are duel purpose – fishing, water supply, fire fighting, skating.

These ponds should be fertilized. If some farmer friend has invited you to fish in one of these ponds, you are in for a treat. You are more likely to be invited back if you stop by the feed store and tuck a 40 pound sack of 20-20-5 fish pond fertilizer under your arm. This not only helps rid the pond of green algae, but increases the poundage of fish by 2 to 3 – in other words, bigger fish.


Carylon Clayborn Kelley, 51, of Wheeling, was killed in a car accident on I-70 near Moundsville, Sunday, April 20, 1969. Burial in the Dunmore Cemetery. His wife, Barbara Kelley, 27, died Tuesday, from injuries received in the same accident. She will be buried at Miss Della Hester Kennedy, 66, of Clover Lick, a daughter of the late John Silas and Susan Elizabeth Friel Kennedy. Burial in the Clawson Cemetery near Marlinton.

Mrs. Lucy Virgie Dickenson Lemasters, 70, of Durbin, a daughter of the late Henry and Ida Kelley Dickenson. Burial in the Bethel Church cemetery on Back Mountain.

Mrs. Nell Allen Lockridge Showalter, 80, of Monterey, Virginia; born at Union, a daughter of the late Hugh and Nancy Hall Allen. Burial in Mountain View Cemetery.

Jesse Bennett, about 50, of Elkins, was found dead Monday night, April 21, 1969, above Spruce Flats. He apparently had fallen over the bank at a culvert into a small pool of water and had been dead about 24 hours. On Sunday, he had stopped on Elk Mountain, too sick and nervous to continue on a produce truck he had accompanied on a trip to Florida. He was brought to the hospital in the emergency car, given medication and started to Elkins with Claude Malcomb in his taxi. Mr. Malcomb got out to get gas and Bennett drove off in the taxi and could not be found. He had left the taxi and walked about a mile and half to the spot where he was found dead.

Harry Cleveland Shrader, 82, of Dunmore; burial in the Dunmore cemetery.

Bernard Baxter Galford, 77, of Marlinton, a son of the late Andrew and Alice White Galford. Burial in the Varner Cemetery at Slaty Fork.

Edward Forrest Sharp, 77, of Webster Springs, a son of the late Clark and Virginia Kittle Sharp. Burial in Mountain View Cemetery.

Mrs. Elizabeth R. Nottingham, 88, of Adamsville, Pennsylvania; born at Hosterman, a daughter of the late Samuel and Nancy Jane Heavener. A member of the Hevener Church of the Brethren of Durbin.

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