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Thursday, July 3, 1969

Grady Chestnut, of Neola, will be remembered as the serviceman who returned from a tour of duty in Vietnam, and, while at home on furlough, on August 11, 1967, with a companion, was injured in a car wreck on the Neola road. They were brought to Pocahontas Memorial Hospital by the fire department’s emergency car.

Grady was found to have fractures of the spine and neck. His condition was critical. The army was contacted, and Grady was transported to Walter Reed Army Hospital in Washington, D. C. by an army helicopter on August 17, 1967.

Grady responded to excellent care and treatment in the army hospital, and is now able to spend much of his time at home. Paralyzed from the shoulders down, his time is divided between the bed and an electric wheel chair provided by the service.

Grady recently returned to Pocahontas Memorial Hospital for several weeks of tests and examinations. While there, he was a favorite with the staff, with his friendly smile, cheery disposition, and bright outlook on life. Before he left the hospital on this visit, he presented Mr. Pryor, the administrator, with a cashier’s check in the amount of one thousand dollars, requesting that it be used to install window air conditioners in the second floor patient rooms. The Board of Trustees gratefully accepted the fine gesture, and provided the necessary funds to install additional wiring to accommodate the air conditioners.

The Board, the entire Hospital staff and future patients will be ever grateful to Grady Chestnut, and wish the best for him in the future.

~ H. W. Pryor


During the annual Meeting of the West Virginia Chapter of Society of American Foresters, held at Blackwater Falls State Park, Chairman Ralph Smoot stated one of the important points of business was passage of a resolution dealing with the aspect of even-aged management of timber.

Members were unanimous in adoption of the resolution which expressed confidence in techniques being used by the U. S. Forest Service in its administration of the Monongahela National Forest. The resolution in its entirety follows herewith:

“Whereas, there has been much public controversy concerning even-aged management on the Monongahela National Forest, and
“Whereas, the management of this Forest is of vital importance to West Virginia and its citizens,

“Be it resolved that:

“The West Virginia Chapter of the Society of American Foresters affirms its professional belief that even-aged management of timberland, including the use of clear cutting practices, is entirely within the bounds of responsible forest management techniques when applied in full recognition and understanding of other forest values and under concepts of multiple use forestry.”


Born to Mr. and Mrs. Larry Burns, of Marlinton, a son, named Matthew Lyn.

Born to SFC and Mrs. Kenneth E. Willis, of Fort Carson, Colorado, a daughter, named Kimberly Kay.

Born to Mr. and Mrs. Charles A. Taylor, of Dunmore, a son, named Allen Ray.

Born to Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Lewis, of Frankford, a son, named Michael Lee.

Born to Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Dulaney, of Buckeye, a son, named David Eugene.

Born to Mr. and Mrs. Pat Burgess, of Marlinton, a son, George Lucky.


Mrs. Annie Lexie Sutton Eades, 91, of Durbin, a daughter of the late Gatewood and Caroline Cooper Sutton. Burial in the Arbovale Cemetery.

Mrs. Laura Catherine Rose Kramer, 88, of Marlinton, a daughter of the late Thomas and Margaret Rose. Burial at Linwood.

Oren Everette Welder, 62, of Marlinton, a son of the late A. E. and Etta Hutchinson Welder. Burial in Mountain View Cemetery.

Mrs. Herbert C. Fisher, 73, of Minnehaha Springs, a daughter of the late Sherman and Ella Cutlip Kincaid. Burial in the Huntersville Cemetery.

Mrs. Georgia Mabel Higginbotham Collins, a daughter of the late George W. and Emma Bostic Higginbotham. Burial in the Whatcoat Cemetery.

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