Thursday, May 15, 1969

Boys in Service

PFC John Madison arrived in Korea where he will spend the next 16 months. He spent a 15-day leave with his mother, Mrs. Virginia Lovell, and other relatives… He has three brothers in the Armed Service: Robert, in the Air Force, will leave for Thailand May 29 for a year’s tour; Richard is in the Marines and stationed at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina; and Roger is stationed at Ft. Belvoir, Virginia.

Friels Get 50,001st Phone

An important milestone in the rapid growth of Telephone Utilities of Pennsylvania, Inc. was recently commemorated when their 50,001st telephone was placed in service in the home of Warwick Friel, of Marlinton.

The Marlinton Office is one of the fifteen modern dial telephone exchanges operated by T. U. P., Inc. in the State of West Virginia…

The Friel family engages in a farm operation in a remote section in Pocahontas County bordering the Greenbrier near the former Railway Station of Clawson. Over three and a half miles of new underground cable was constructed to bring service to this location. Immediately following the installation, Mr. Friel placed a call to David A. Hamil, Administrator of R. E. A. in Washington, D. C. to explain how much the telephone means to people living in rural areas and to express his appreciation of the part R. E. A. plays in making it possible for companies like T. U. P. Inc. to extend their services into these areas…

Uganda Student to Speak

Miss Sarah Ssebowa, of Uganda, recipient of an international scholarship for study at West Virginia University, will be guest speaker for the Annual Spring Round-up of Home Demonstration Clubs May 27. The Round-up will be held in the Arbovale Community Center…

Miss Ssebowa is visiting counties throughout West Virginia to learn more about home economics extension work here. She will continue her studies at WVU during 1969 – 1970, and return to Uganda in August 1970 to carry on a home economics program at Bukalosa Agricultural College.

While Attending Bukalosa College, Sarah was a student of Jack Gay, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Gay, of Buckeye…

County Team Wins Land Judging Contest

The Southeastern Vocational Agriculture Division held their annual land judging contest May 7 on the Dick McNeel farm. The Hillsboro Future Farmers of America Chapter and Blix McNeill, their advisor and teacher, served as host…

After the smoke cleared, the Marlinton High School team, with Lee McMann as their coach and instructor, was the winner. The members of the team were Lynn Jordan, Edwin Mace and Norman Alderman, with Mike Cain as alternate. Scoring 920 out of 1,200, they received the first place plaque and the right to enter the state contest to be held at Jackson’s Mill July 18.


Marlinton Graded School Safety Patrol took a sight seeing tour to Washington, D. C. last weekend, as part of a caravan of 19 buses. Members of the Patrol who made the trip are: Jeffrey Vanscoy, Jeffrey Weiford, Gregg Curry, Susan Nottingham, Vickie Killinger, Teresa Rudd, Karen Kellison, Wendy Wooddell, and chaperones Mrs. Ina Montgomery and Mrs. Barbara Hannah.

4-H Field Day

Pocahontas County 4-Hers recently congregated at Green Bank High School for their annual Field Day. The morning activities commenced with competition for the best club song. The Wesley Chapel Winners won top honors as the Buckeye Winners placed second, the Frost Trailblazers third, and the Hillsboro Pep to Win Fourth.

The 4-H Information Contest was next as Sonya Mullenax took top honors. The Public Speaking Contest was won by Peggy Rosencrance who gave a speech, “Don’t Trust Anyone Over Thirty.”

Attendance honors were shared by the Boyer Busy Bees, The Poage Lane Redskins, and the Wesley Chapel Winners. All three clubs had perfect attendance. The Dunmore Mountaineers placed second…

Competitions included: 50-Yard Dash, Egg Toss, Water Relay, Sack Race, Monkey, Crab and Wheelbarrow Relay, Human Croquet, and Softball throw…

Mrs. Jim Schaffner and Mrs. Allen Sheets performed admirably as judges. Coach Harold Brooks donated his time and talents to help make the 1969 Field Day a success.


Born to Mr. and Mrs. Ellis Jordan, of Marlinton, a son, named William Ellis.

Born to Mr. and Mrs. Edmond Friel, of Marlinton, a daughter, named Diana Cheryl.


Dennis Edward Nelson, 76, of Durbin, a son of the late George and Kathryn Nelson. Burial in the Arbovale Cemetery.