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Thursday, January 29, 1970

Fireman of the Year

Reed Wilfong was named Fireman of the Year at the annual banquet of the Marlinton Volunteer Fire Department held at the Marlinton High School last Friday night.

Kenneth Faulknier, 25 years’ service; Kyle McCarty, 35 years; and Paul Gladwell, 45 years; were honored for their faithful and long service. Engraved plaques go with these honors.

The Big Flats Home Demonstration Club served the meal to the Marlinton Firemen, who had their wives as guests.

Fire Chief Fred Burns, Jr. filled in as speaker at the last minute and did an able job. He has been invited to speak at various places lately. Tracing the history of volunteer fire departments from fire watchers and bucket bri-gades in the 12th century B. C. to modern times. He made an interesting talk. The biggest fire in history was when the cow kicked over the lantern and Chicago went up in flames, 16,000 buildings. The statistics on the number of fires each minute were astounding…

Winter Camping

Sub-zero weather didn’t deter fifty-four boys and fifteen to twenty leaders from the aptly named Klondike Winter Camporee for Seneca District at Buckskin Scout Reservation this past weekend. Boys from Hillsboro, Huntersville, White Sulphur, Lewisburg, Rupert and Hines camped in tents in the hollow away form the developed campsites, doing their own cooking. They had an unusually good time, reports Camp Ranger Dewey Sharp, with sledding events and snowshoe races; church services were held Sunday by Rev. David Wood and Rev. Sam Tate.

Historical Society

At the meeting of the Pocahontas Historical Society Monday night, several interesting articles were shown, including a McGuffey reader belonging to Mrs. Fred Burns, Jr.’s grandmother, antique wooden lemon squeezer, old pictures, and a wooden comb made by Mrs. Hallie Vanosdale’s grandfather while he was a prisoner in the Civil War. Mrs. Vanosdale also showed some slides of her trip to Ireland.


Born to Mr. and Mrs. Kyle T. Hause, of Hampton, Virginia, a daughter, named Teresa Elizabeth.

Born to Rev. and Mrs. William Quincy Sheridan, II, of Cowen Tennessee, a son, named William Quincy Sheridan, III. The mother is the former Brenda Galford.

Born to Mr. and Mrs. Paul William Harper, of Arlington, Virginia, a daughter, named Dawn Michele.


Mrs. Maggie Florence Tacy Moore, 85, of Marlinton; born at Cass, a daughter of the late George and Caroline Galford Tacy and wife of George Preston Moore. Burial in Mountain View Cemetery.

Mrs. Martha Sharp Alderman, 60, widow of Rise Alderman; born at Woodrow, a daughter of Mrs. Dora Combs, of Buckeye. Burial in Cochran Cemetery near Woodrow.

Charles Edward Woolwine, 67, of Marlinton, a son of the late George and Ida Fogus Woolwine and husband of Bessie Woolwine. Burial in the Morningside Cemetery at Renick.

Gilbert Simpson Boggs, 63, of Hillsboro; born at Jacox, a son of the late William McKinley Boggs and Lillian Hill Boggs. Burial in the Sunset Cemetery at Jacox.

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