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Thursday, July 31, 1969

A 43-inch rattlesnake with nine rattlers was killed by Nelson Scott, less than 25 feet from Snowden Kershner’s home on Droop July 22. Rattlesnakes are seldom seen on the mountain and only three or four have been killed in this area in many years.

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Mr. and Mrs. Jack Gay and children have returned from Africa and visited his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Gay, of Buckeye, last week. Mr. Gay taught in the Veterinary Training Institute at Entebbe, Uganda, Africa, the past five and a half years; he will stay in the States now but hasn’t decided definitely whether he will return to school or work.

Surprise Party

Sergeant Dewey Ervine, Jr., of Green Bank, arrived home July 5 after a year in Vietnam with the 25th Infantry. On July 19, he was the guest of honor at a surprise welcome home party at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Ervine, of Green Bank. The party was given by Misses Diane Ervine and Diane Miller, cousins of Dewey….

A surprise guest was a brother, Pvt. Richard Ervine, who is stationed at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. While in Vietnam, Sergeant Ervine was awarded the Purple Heart, two Army Commendation Medals and the Bronze Star. He will report back to Fort Dix, New Jersey.

New Manager

Mrs. Ethel Rose is the new manager of the C. J. Store in Marlinton, filling the vacancy created by the death of Dorsey Moses. Mrs. Rose has had many years of store experience and worked in this store once before.

Flying Saucer

Tuesday night at 11:00 p.m. a moving glob of light was visible at Marlinton, coming from the north to above Greenbrier Hill, then moving to the northeast – no sound.

Wednesday morning, Melvin Moore tells us he watched it from north Marlinton and it was definitely a weather balloon. Another report is that some amateur scientists rigged up the apparatus for a prank.


Born to Mr. and Mrs. Jack Kellison, a son, named Daniel Clark.

Born to Mr. and Mrs. Willard Gary Wilson, Jr, of Marlinton, a daughter, named Rebecca Lee.

Born to Mr. and Mrs. David Lynn Grimes, of Dunmore, a son, named David Lee.


Mrs. Mattie Ell Stewart Gary, 74, formerly of Marlinton, a daughter of the late Samuel and Fannie McGinnis Stewart. Burial in the Mount Zion Baptist Church Cemetery.

Exie Loren Cutlip, 72, of Hillsboro, a son of the late Robert B. and Minnie Hill Cutlip. Burial in the Sunrise Cemetery at Jacox.

James Leroy “Roy” Cook, 83, of Cass, a retired shop employee for the West Virginia Pulp and Paper Company.

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