Thursday, April 23, 1970
Boys in Service
U. S. Air Force Sergeant Michael L. McMann, son of Mr. and Mrs. Orr L. McMann, of Marlinton, is on duty in Cam Rahn Bay AB, Vietnam. Sergeant McMann, a security policeman, is assigned to a unit of the Pacific Air Forces, headquarters for air operations in Southeast Asia, the Far East and Pacific area. The Sergeant is a 1966 graduate of Marlinton High School.
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Grey Cassell has accepted the position of Superintendent in Pendleton County, effective July 1, after serving four years as head of Pocahontas County schools. Mr. Cassell indicated to the Board several weeks ago that he would not renew his contract on July 1, feeling there was not solidarity of support behind him. I am sorry to see Mr. Cassell go and feel there was misunderstanding and lack of proper negotiations in this matter. The past four years have been rugged ones in our schools and we are now seeing our way ahead.
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Jack Kane, of the Marlinton Coca-Cola Bottling Company, and the Coca-Cola Company are starting an advertising campaign to keep America cleaner by using glass returnable bottles and not throwaways that litter the road and countryside.
Earth Day is or was April 22. We need to stop and think about cleaning up our water, conserving our resources, not making so much garbage and litter – in other words, take proper care of our Earth.
H.H.S. Senior Play
The seniors of Hillsboro High School will present their annual spring play, “Up the Down Staircase,” Friday night, April 24, at 8 p.m…
The cast for the play includes the entire senior class: Harold Adkins, Jan Bevins, Sandie Bruffey, Jane Callison, Lana Gilkerson, Jimmy Hefner, John Hill, Bertie Hickman, Linda Hill, Bill Kershner, Don McNeel, Charles “Bucky” Moore, Barbara Pritt, Sylvia Pritt, Brenda Rose, Larry Simmons, Rose Shue, Charles Starks, Carolyn Tincher, Elmer Tincher, Clarice Walton, Tommy Workman, Dennis Vaughn, Brenda Pritt, Benny Roberts and Judy Ratliffe. Vaughn Rudd is in charge of programs and publicity.
On Saturday, April 11, the Youth of Cummings Creek, Beaver Creek, Huntersville and Marlinton areas met at Cummings Creek Methodist Church and organized a group called Ambassadors for Christ.
The purpose of this organization is to gather into one fellowship various youth who are seeking clean, decent recreation – to provide Bible study and discussions and to expound the plan of Salvation – to teach the youth to practice witnessing for Jesus Christ.
The John Burwell property at Huntersville was donated to be used for recreation and the loft of the barn to serve as the spiritual meeting place. This room has been named the Upper Room.
The following officers were elected: Directors, Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Dean; Assistant Directors, Mary Jane Wyatt and Norman Lee Alderman; Secretary, Regina Waugh; corresponding Secretary, Debbie Corbin; Treasurer, Edgar Smith; Assistant Treasurer, Jim Smith; Recreational Director, Grey Smith.
Many donations have been received and we wish to express our sincere thanks and may God bless you all…
Mrs. Edith McLaughlin Stephenson, 82, of Marlinton, a daughter of the late George and Ruhamah Wiley McLaughlin. Burial in Mountain View Cemetery.
Mrs. Peachie Summers Banton, 84, of Durbin, where she had lived for 55 years. Burial in the Arbovale Cemetery.