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Thursday, April 2, 1970


Eleven officers from the police department in Cass County, Michigan, were honored at an achievement banquet held at Lake Michigan College. Among those honored at graduation from the college’s course in law enforcement was Wilbur Boggs, who graduated from Marlinton High School. He is the grandson of Mrs. Mabel Boggs and the son of Mrs. Mary Evans, of Dowagiac, Michigan.

Post Office

Material is on hand for a new roof for the Marlinton Post Office, awaiting proper weather conditions. The roof has been a continuous problem since the Post Office was built in 1937. Several new roofs have been put on with numerous repair jobs in between, and still it leaked.

Flat roofs just are not for this section of the country. After running out of buckets and tubs to catch all the leaks, Ralph Nottingham came up with an ingenious idea which we think ought to be patented. He suspended an inverted tent of plastic below the ceiling to catch the drips and funneled the water to the center and into one tub.

New Bulls

Farmers of Pocahontas County continue to upgrade their breeding herds through the use of high quality bulls, according to Walter E. Jett, WVU County Extension Agent.

Last week a group of ten Hereford bulls from Northern Pump Company, of McHenry, Illinois, were delivered to Pocahontas County farmers. These bulls were selected at the ranch during mid-February by Jett, and delivered to Marlinton by Burns Motor Freight. They ranged in price from $600 to $750.

Farmers buying these bulls are as follows: J. M. McNeel, Jr., Hillsboro; John Wimer, Mill Point; Wilmer Ruckman, Buckeye; Fred Burns, Sr., Marlinton; Ralph Beckwith, Slaty Fork; Raymond Shinaberry, Hunters-ville; Cecil Shinaberry and Albert Wilfong, (2), Dunmore: and William Powell, Bartow. In addition, Richard McNeel, of Hillsboro, recently purchased the top bull in the Cattlemen’s Capitol Bull Sale at Winchester, Virginia…


Mr. and Mrs. Reed Wilfong, of Marlinton, announce the engagement of their daughter, Sandra Kay, to Bernard G. King, son of Mrs. Nancy Davis, of Akron, Ohio, and the late Henry Guy King.

Mr. and Mrs. Forest J. Beverage, of Hillsboro, announce the engagement of their daughter, Shirley Ann, to P.F.C. Curtis W. Walker, son of Mr. and Mrs. E. E. Walker, of Hillsboro.

Mrs. Clara Garretson, of Marlinton, announces the engagement of her daughter, Nancy Carol, to Billy H. Puffenbarger, son of Mrs. Veva Puffenbarger, of Hillsboro.


Meredith – Landis

At a double ring ceremony solemnized recently at the New Street Methodist Church in Shepherdstown, Miss Janet Kay Landis and Thomas Russell Meredith were united in marriage.

The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mr. Ray J. Landis, of Hillsboro, and the bridegroom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. T. O. Meredith, Jr., of Greenbelt, Maryland.


Betty Taylor Crabb, daughter of the late J. Edward and Bessie Patterson Taylor, of Dunmore, died March 28 in Nairobi, Kenya. Funeral service in Nairobi. Burial in the Dunmore Cemetery.

Zed Sherrard Smith, Jr., 73, of Marlinton. Born at Warm Springs, Virginia, a son of the late Zed S. Smith, Sr. and Annie Richardson Smith. Burial in Mountain View Cemetery.

Etta Ruth Grimes, 88, of Huntersville; a daughter of Isaac and Gerucia Bussard Shinaberry and wife of the late Anderson Grimes. Burial in the Grimes Cemetery in the Hills.

Jesse James McMillion, 68, of Renick; born at Mill Point, a son of the late Norman and Ida Boothe McMillion. Retired woodsman and longtime resident of Greenbrier County.

Edward P. Mann, 64, a son of Mack and Florence Price Mann. Burial in the Edray Cemetery.

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