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Thursday, November 6, 1969

Mrs. George Broce, of Buckeye, got the surprise of her life last week when a wild turkey flew into her yard. She got a .22 and put a bullet right through the neck – which is pretty good. The hen weighed about 10 pounds.

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Several reports were received of snakes out on Sunday, a mild November 2.

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Snow flurries Tuesday with two inches of snow on high mountains Wednesday.

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On a visit to the County Clerk’s office last week we found an interesting operation going on. A young man, Fred Ridenour, of the Genealogical Society of Salt Lake City, Utah, is microfilming deeds, wills, marriages, birth and death records up to 1900. This work is being done all over the United States, and the records will be available then at one place in Salt Lake City. It is considered a vital part of the work of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints – the Mormon Church – and is supported by their tithes.

County Income

According to figures released by the Chamber of Commerce, the per capita income from Pocahontas County for 1968 was $2,040, a decrease of $64 from $2,104 in 1967. (We believe this decrease reflects changes at the Green Bank Observatory.) Twenty-three counties had less income per person, so, of course, thirty-one had more. Hancock has the highest at $3,403 and Lincoln has the lowest at $1,344.

Our retail sales also dropped from $7,992,000 to $7,735,000.


Born to Mr. and Mrs. Danny McQuain, of Baltimore, Maryland, a son, named Kevin Daniel.

Born to Mr. and Mrs. Leondas Price, of Durbin, a son.

Born to Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Silva, of Alpine, Texas, a son, named Daniel Scott. Mrs. Silva is the former Harriet Goddin.

Born to Mr. and Mrs. Robert C. Kellison, of Raleigh, North Carolina, a son, named Douglas Todd.


Mrs. Maude Barkley, 79, of Cass; a member of Alexander Memorial Presbyterian Church at Stony Bottom. Burial in the church cemetery.

Ralph Ford Baxter 49, of Baltimore, Maryland, formerly of Marlinton; a son of the late James Lee and Lola M. Buzzard Baxter. Burial in Mountain View Cemetery.

Leonard Ray Simmons, 57, of Beard; burial in the Kellison Cemetery at Jacox.

Mrs. Mary Dodrill Beale, 79, of Mingo, a daughter of the late Bennett and Harriet Gregory Dodrill. Burial in the Mingo Cemetery.

Mrs. Zelphia M. Fowler, 81, of Rainelle, formerly of Renick, a daughter of the late Lanty and Nancy Cordell Lester. Burial in the Morningside Cemetery in Renick.

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