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Thursday, October 15, 1970

Mrs. Arnot McNeill at Edray has gotten nine skunks, three possums, a groundhog, a rabbit and rabbit’s foot in a trap this fall. Monday morning something made off with the trap and finished the story.

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Albert Kelley, of Hunters-ville, saw a flock of geese going south Thursday, October 8.

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Alfred McNeel neglected to report that he saw six ducks flying south a month ago.

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M. T. Waslo, of Arbovale, has a Norwegian dog which gave birth to ten pups recently. While that is a goodly number, the unusual fact is the pups were born from Saturday through Monday. She dropped pups all around the yard for three days. The Waslos put a sign on her house, “The Dog Factory.”

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Mrs. Charlie A. Sharp has an iris blooming, a first in her 83 years. Several forsythia bushes are blooming also.

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A deer hunter with bow and arrow missed and killed a registered Hereford cow last Wednesday for Dr. and Mrs. Roland Sharp. The arrow hit the cow in the flank.

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Marlinton was entertained Monday by the rare sight of ten white American Egrets. First ten, then only nine were seen. They came to the hill above Mitchell Chevrolet about 7:30 Monday morning, roosting in the tops of a couple of spreading pine trees. About noon they began moving around again and later were in a tree along the river, probably having their dinner of crayfish. By 6:40 they were gone… Egrets came near to extinction at one time because so many were killed for the long white plumes they have during mating and nesting season. The plumes were used for ladies’ hats.

The Measure of Greatness
What is the measure of a great man?
Is it the house in which he dwells?
Is it the kind of car he drives
Or the wealth of which he tells?
These are but empty honors.
The man who is great, you will find,
Is the one who is of most service
And holds the regard of mankind.
If the nations mourn your passing
Though your farewell be early or late.
If men feel a loss at your leaving
Then you’ve been truly great.
This poem was written several years ago by W. E. Blackhurst.
It expresses the feeling of loss many have at his leaving.


The Pocahontas Warriors will meet the Cowen Bulldogs in a football game to be played under the lights of the new field at Pocahontas County High School Friday evening.

Halftime festivities will feature a colorful coronation pageant for the first annual Homecoming Queen. The band, under the direction of Charles Fauber, will also assist in the halftime ceremonies honoring the Queen and her court.

This year’s Queen, Catherine Summers, an attractive senior, will reign over the Homecoming events. She is the daughter of Reverend and Mrs. Willis Summers, of Durbin…

The honorary escort for the Queen will be Frank Long, son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward C. Long, of Marlinton. The Queen will be crowned by Fredric Smith, principal of PCHS.

The Queen’s court of princesses and escorts will include: Susan Chappell, senior attendant, escorted by Marshall Clutter; Pam Weaver, junior attendant, escorted by Mark Kane; Theresa Zickefoose, sophomore attendant, escorted by Josef Cummins; Regina Cassell, freshman attendant, escorted by Ernest Galford.

Angela Hefner, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Hefner, of Mill Point, will be the crown bearer. Scotty Howell, son of Mr. and Mrs. Leonard E. Howell, of Arbovale, will carry the Scepter.

The Homecoming dance in the high school’s gymnasium will climax the festivities. Buck Seldomridge’s Orchestra, the “Nu-Notes,” from Hinton, will play music for all age levels…


Army Commendation Medal

Sergeant Joel S. Callison, rendered exceptional and distinguished service to the United States Army while assigned to B Company, First Battalion, 41st Infantry, 2nd Armored Division from 11 May, 1969 to 14 May, 1970. While serving as a Section Sergeant in the Weapons Platoon, he has excelled in every aspect of his mission…

Callison’s sound and mature judgment, proficiency, and determination, contributed significantly to the successful completion of the company’s and the Battalion’s overall mission. His diligent application of all of his personal resources to every aspect of his mission has earned Sergeant Callison the respect and admiration of both his superiors and subordinates alike. His professional competence, loyalty and devotion to duty reflect the highest credit upon himself, the 2nd Armored division and the United States Army.

Joel is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Hubert Callison, of Beard.


Born to Mr. and Mrs. Wallace McLaughlin, of Hunters-ville, a daughter, named Melissa Ann.

Born to Mr. and Mrs. Paul H. Barrett, a son, named Paul Herold, II.

Born to Mr. and Mrs. George Martin, of Huntersville, a daughter, named Suzanne Melinda.

Born to Mr. and Mrs. Willis T. Shinaberry, of Arlington, Virginia, a daughter, named Christie Dawn. Mrs. Shinaberry is the former Dottie Adkison, of Hillsboro.

Born to Mr. and Mrs. Bobby Cornwell, of Marlinton, a son.

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