Subscribe Today

Thursday, November 13, 1969

Carrying On

Two former graduates of Marlinton High School have been exhibiting their skills at football. Bernard Smith, 1962, and Bill Hockenberry, 1958, both pharmacists in Point Pleasant, coached one of the Biddy League Teams, sponsored by Point Pleasant area Jaycees…

Smith’s and Hockenberry’s team was called the North Point Vikings. Their colors were orange and black. Through the season, their team compiled an 8 – 0 record, and was the only team to remain undefeated. Next year, they plan to change the name of their team to The Copperheads, in order to carry on this famous name.


Final figures aren’t available yet, but at least fourteen bears were killed in Pocahontas County the first week of the split season. Officer White had turned in his report of six from the upper end of the county. Lloyd Kisner, of Frank, checked one in at Ira Matheny’s Store, the only one besides a Mr. Noe, of Maryland, that he could remember. Jim Lilly, at Hillsboro, checked a female bear for Clarence Gray, Mount Hope, and a female bear for Ira Settle, Oak Hill. Carl Gladwell checked bears for Reid Mitchell, Marlinton, Harold Friel, Buckeye; Eugene Galford, Martinsville, Pennsylvania. Brill’s Station checked a 200-pound female for Buck Carpenter and a like one for Fred Burns, Sr., and a 200-pound male for WilliamAkers.

Jim Fleshman, superintendent of Greenbrier State Forest, killed one of the biggest bears killed in West Virginia. The bear, weighing 462 hog dressed, was killed on Briery Knob on the Greenbrier-Pocahontas line. Lumped off at 500 pounds, the bear was a problem to bring out, but the four men got it to a road in over four hours by pulling it with a hand winch around several dozen trees. It took six men to lift the six-foot long animal to the top of a jeep. Charles Osborne, of Auto, supplied the dogs.

Argile Arbogast and Lee Dean had their dogs with a group in the Kennison, Briery, Spruce Knob, Blue Knob area. Tuesday, no bears. Wednesday, five bears, but none killed. Then Thursday, Fred Burns got one, Friday, Reid Mitchell got one, and Saturday, another man got one. It was very unusual that all of these were female bears.

Punt, Pass and Kick winners

Age 8 Group: first place, Ronald Sharp, Marlinton; second place, Jeffrey Barb, Marlinton; third place, Richard Oref, Green Bank.

Age 9 Group: first place, Mark Waslo, Arbovale; second place, Albert Carpenter, Marlinton; third place, William Dilley, Dunmore.

Age 10 Group: first place, Marty Beverage, Buckeye; second place, Paul McNeill, Buckeye; third place, Tommy Robinson, Marlinton.

Age 11 Group: first place, Steven Gillispie, Arbovale; second place, James Cutlip, Marlinton; third place, Curtis Hively, Dunmore.

Age 12 Group: first place, Keith A. Burgess, Buckeye; second place, Mark Beverage, Dunmore; third place, Mark Mitchell, Marlinton.

Age 13 Group: first place, Lock McNeill, Buckeye; second place, Gary Sharp, Marlinton; third place, James Rose, Hillsboro.


Mr. and Mrs. Hubert VanReenen, of Beard, announce the approaching marriage of their daughter, Sharon, to Donald K. Sharp, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph G. Sharp, of Warren, Ohio, formerly of Pocahontas County.

– – –

A reception at the Dunmore Community Center followed the wedding on Saturday, October, 25, 1969, at the Dunmore United Methodist Church, of Miss Ramona Jane Carpenter and Ronald Lee Gordon.

The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James L. Carpenter, of Dunmore, and her husband is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Gordon, of Circleville.


Born to Mr. and Mrs. Earl Hause, of Verona, Virginia, a son, named Curtis Wayne. Paternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. John Hause, of Buckeye.


Mrs. Maureen Perkins Herold, 47, of Eleanor, formerly of Pocahontas County. Burial in Mountain View Cemetery.

Mrs. Linda Rebecca Barlow, 28, of Marlinton, a daughter of Sampson and Gladys Goldizen. Burial in Cochran Cemetery.

Mrs. Nancy Rose, 81, of Hillsboro. Burial in the Emmanuel Cemetery.

more recommended stories