Thursday, July 2, 1970

Tom McLaughlin, Bill Beck and Lynn Reed were exploring Overholt Cave on Swago Sunday and their lights gave out before they got out. After the families became concerned, Conservation Officer Poling called Mike Ballister, of Green Bank, an experienced caver, and Mr. Ballister, Tom Dunbrack, Bill Clendenen and Bill McNeel entered the cave at 10:45 and an hour later returned with the boys.

The Pocahontas Producers bought the Fairground property at Tuesday’s sale by the Small Business Administration. The livestock market will be moved from its present location in Marlinton by the railroad to the Fairgrounds, but probably not until next year. They also bid in part of the woodworking machinery. According to officials, part of the property will be available for small industry.

Moon Rocks

Small rocks from the moon, together with a small West Virginia flag that made the trip with the Apollo 11 astronauts, will be on display during Pioneer Days. Governor Moore will send the encased display to Marlinton through the Department of Public Safety… They will probably be placed at the Bank of Marlinton.


The State Fair of West Virginia is set for August 21 – 29. Appearing Saturday night, August 22, will be the Blue Ridge Quartet and Helen and Billy Scott. Sunday afternoon devotional speaker is Dr. William A. Benfield, Jr., of Charleston.
Monday night, the Porter Wagoner Show; Tuesday night, Johnny Tillotson; Wednesday night, Jeannie C. Riley; Thursday night, Danny Davis and his Nashville Brass; Friday night, Browning Bryant; Saturday night, “Mr. Honey.”


Mr. and Mrs. Shannon E. Withers, of Marlinton, announce the marriage of their daughter, Sue Ann, to Major Raymond Jude Schultz, United States Army, on Friday, June 19, 1970. The ceremony was performed by the Reverend Hampden H. Smith, Jr., at Trinity United Methodist Church, Alexandria, Virginia.


Born to Mr. and Mrs. Elwood Galford, of Marlinton, a son, named Michael Clark.

Born to Mr. and Mrs. John Brewer, of Durbin, a son, named Tommy Lee.

Born to Mr. and Mrs. Abby Ellison, of Marlinton, a son, named Freddie Steele.

Born to Mr. and Mrs. Roger Irvine, of Marlinton, a daughter.

Born to Mr. and Mrs. Robert Jackson, of Marlinton, a daughter, named Reta Ann.

Born to Mr. and Mrs. David W. Sparks, Jr., of Morgantown, a daughter, named Kimberly Dawn.

Born to Mr. and Mrs. Donald Moore, of Streetsboro, Ohio, a daughter, named Cindra Lea.

Born to Mr. and Mrs. Wallace Dorn, of Scottsboro, Alabama, a daughter, named Nancy Catherine. The mother is the former Janice Galford.

Born to Mr. and Mrs. Edward A. Vass, of Alexandria, Virginia, a son, named James Matthew.

Born to Mr. and Mrs. Charles Buckingham, of Rowlesburg, a son, named Kevin Wayne. The mother is the former Donna Sue Hansford.


J. Kermit Arbogast, 68, of Arbovale, a retired teacher, principal and assistant school superintendent in Pocahontas County. Burial in the Arbovale Cemetery.

Tildon Hamilton Carpenter, 94, of Dunmore, a son of the late Pete and Sally Griffin Carpenter. He was a retired lumberman, barber and farmer. Burial in the Dunmore Cemetery.

Roscoe Hevener Dilley, 60, of Marlinton; born at Huntersville, a son of the late Hevener and Icie Sharp Dilley. Burial in the Dilley Cemetery near Huntersville.

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