Thursday, May 7, 1970

Bronze Star

Chu Chi Viet Nam – Army Specialist William Wayne Mann, son of Mr. and Mrs. Woodrow Mann, of Marlinton, recently received the Bronze Star Medal in Viet Nam.

Spec. 4 Mann received the award for Meritorious Achievement in ground operations against hostile forces in Viet Nam.

Strawberry Queen Honored

Jo Debra Galford, of Marlinton, experienced yesterday one of the honors of being a queen. Miss Galford, Queen of West Virginia’s 1970 Strawberry Festival, was at the White House where she was presented to President Nixon by Rep. Harley Staggers, D-W.Va. Miss Galford will preside over the festival which will be held June 4 – 7 in Buckhannon.


Mr. and Mrs. Robert S. Gay, of Edray, graciously donated a stone chimney for the old log house on the Museum grounds, and Saturday the following chimney movers brought the heavy stones to the Museum: Joe White, Bill White, Mike Anderson, Bubby Barb, Terry Wooddell, Susie Smith and Janice Nelson. These were directed and helped by Dr. Ernie Shaw, who is still complaining of sore muscles. Reid Mitchell donated the use of this truck.

Mountain Heritage

Pocahontas County youth recently joined boys and girls from eleven West Virginia counties in a weekend planned to introduce them to the culture of Appalachia. Appalachian history, folk music, language, religion, literature, dances and arts and crafts were explored with the help of persons knowledgeable in these fields…

Attending from Pocahontas County were: Terry Bennett, Mike Anderson, Edwin White, Teddy Moore, Terry Wooddell, Janice Nelson, Kenny Nottingham, Cornell Moore, Lois Sharp, Jo Ellen Woods, Diane Shifflett, Susie Smith, Steve Barnisky, Jimmy Dilley, Mike Hollandsworth, Bubby Barb, Bill White, Bobby Jo Sharp, Terry Payne, Vonnie Myers, Susan Crews, Debbie Varner, Starlet Rexrode, Dondi Stemple, Terri Butcher. Mrs. Bee Gladwell attended as Dean of Women. Andrew Bowling and Bill McNeel served as camp counselors.


Mrs. Anna V. Hunter, 87, of Sweet Chalybeate Springs, Virginia, formerly of Marlinton, a daughter of the late Rev. William T. and Anna Randolph Price. Burial in the Old Stone Presbyterian Church Cemetery in Lewisburg.

June L. McLaughlin, 63, of Huntersville, a son of the late Wallace and Nancy Moore McLaughlin. Burial in the McLaughlin Cemetery at Huntersville.

William H. VanReenen, 78, of Marlinton, a son of the late George and Ora Jane Curry VanReenen. Burial in Mountain View Cemetery.

Richard Glen Campbell, 43, of Parkersburg, husband of Dottie Dalton Campbell, formerly of Hillsboro. Burial in Sunset Memory Gardens in Parkersburg.

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