Thursday, May 8, 1969
The Marlinton Rotary Clubs had a work meeting Monday night and really made the brush fly they tell us. The men are clearing the area around the Andrew Price Memorial Monument, located on the hillside between the State Road Garage and the Fair Ground. They are also fixing the pathway and some stone steps. A road sign will be erected later. This monument is made of geological specimens collected by Mr. Price, who was a lawyer, editor of the Pocahontas Times in the early 1900s, and was State Historian before his death in 1930.
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We thought a catastrophe had struck but it seems Reid Mitchell, of Mitchell Chevrolet, Inc., only needed more car display space. He is tearing down that part of his building toward the Graded School and enlarging his car lot.
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Owen M. Frye, of Hinton, was sentenced last Thursday in Baltimore to twenty years in federal prison for robbing a Washington area bank of $78,000 in June 1967. His accomplice, Miss Hattie McKinney, was acquitted.
Frye had carried a bomb through a shopping center after the robbery, making him a danger to the community, so he was denied bail pending appeal.
These two were the same persons who created a flurry of excitement in Marlinton in February and early March. This man had floor plans and detailed information on the two Marlinton banks. State and local police kept constant watch for a month, with rifles by side. It was a case of a secret that spread all over town.
The Valedictorian for Hillsboro High School is Miss Wanda Jean Wymer, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Wymer.
The Salutatorian is Miss Rebecca J. Chappell, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Chappell, of Hillsboro.
Daniel Bruce Horne, son of Mr. and Mrs. William Gene Horne, of Arbovale, has been selected as the valedictorian of the 1969 graduating class of Green Bank High School.
Rosella Orndorff, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ray Orndorff, of Green Bank, has been chosen by the faculty of Green Bank High School as the Salutatorian of the Class of 1969.
Valedictorian of Marlinton High School, class of 1969, is Anne W. Mallow, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. John M. Mallow, of Marlinton.
Norman Lee Alderman, of Huntersville, is the 1969 Salutatorian for Marlinton High School. His parents are Norman and Olive Alderman, of Huntersville.
Little Anthony (Tony) Pondexter was honored with a birthday party Sunday, April 27, at the home of his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Forest McChesney, celebrating his fourth birthday. Those attending were Anita Carol and Shirley Kay Boggs, Jeffrey and Eric Lean Boggs, Albert, Keith and Samuel Pondexter. An enjoyable evening was spent by all and he received many nice gifts.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Robert Galford, of Peru, Indiana, a son, named Brian Robert. Maternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Clay Triplett, of Campbelltown.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Vance, of Frank, a son. The mother is the former Deloris Cutright.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. William B. Swift, of Falls Church, Virginia, a daughter, named Delia Buckner; a great-granddaughter of the late Attorney and Mrs. Frank Hill, Sr.
Mrs. Iletis Pritt Brown, 56, of Mill Point; burial in the Sunrise Cemetery at Jacox.
Mrs. Minnie Tyree, 84, of Marlinton, a daughter of the late Wiley Wood and Martha White Wood. Burial in Mountain View Cemetery.
Lanty John McCoy, 75, of Beard, a son of the late Andrew Jackson and Felicia Ann McCoy, of Beard. Burial in the Sunset Cemetery at Jacox.
Norman W. Shaw, Sr., 87, a well known lumberman of Shelbyville, formerly of Edray; a son of the late Luther W. and Virginia Bell Bunner Shaw. Burial in the Pleasant Dale United Methodist Church cemetery.
Frank Robert Pennington, 52, a lifelong resident of Pocahontas County and a lumberman. Burial in the Arbovale Cemetery.
Wilson A. Dulaney, 51, of Columbus, Ohio, formerly of Crawley. Born in Pocahontas County, a son of the late Thornton and Leanna McCoy Dulaney. Burial in the Wallace Memorial Cemetery at Clintonville.