Thursday, April 22, 1971
Mrs. Virginia Boyko was injured Monday afternoon when the brakes of her car gave way and she wrecked against the filling station at the overlook on Droop.
Earth Week 1971 will be climaxed Friday, April 23, in the Bartow area with the planting of a tree to replace the 61 foot Norway Spruce cut for a Christmas tree last December for our Nation’s Capitol Building in Washington, D.C. Luther Mullenax, who planted the original tree in 1930, will plant the new one assisted by two students from the Durbin and Green Bank sixth grades. The two students and the rest of the class will then plant trees on Middle Mountain, north of Bartow…
Marlinton Clean Up
April 26 – May 8 have been designated Official Clean Up Weeks by the Mayor and Town Council of Marlinton. There will be free trash pickups. Call the Mayor’s Office.
Stanley Wooddell and his workers have been patching streets and cleaning empty lots. The Men’s Shop and C. J. Store have a new coat of paint. VanReenen Funeral Home is getting its parking lot hard topped.
“A town worth living in is worth improving.”
Jim Comstock, of Richwood, signed “30” and autographed last week’s last issue of Hillbilly. Lack of enough advertising finally forced him to call it quits after valiant efforts to keep publishing this interesting magazine type of paper.
The Pocahontas County Historical Society will meet Monday evening, April 26, at the museum. An interesting program will be presented.
William and Ralph Buckley and Mrs. Addie Graham will talk about the Buckeye Community and “River” history…
Born to Mr. and Mrs. James Battigaglia, of Dayton, Ohio, a son, named Jonathan Frank. The mother is the former Shirley Coffman.
Born to Rev. and Mrs. Basil Price Sharp, of Tainan, Taiwan, a son, named Basil Otto.
Mrs. Rachel L. Hefner, 80, of Beard, a daughter of the late Marcellus and Nancy Hill Dorman. Burial in the Old Droop Cemetery.
Mrs. Cleatrice Smith McLaughlin, 59, of Hillsboro; born at Bridgeport, a daughter of the late Arlin E. Smith and Minnie Smith. Burial in the Oak Grove Cemetery.
Mrs. Myrtle May Tallman, 68, of Frost, a daughter of the late William and Frances Spencer Barclay. Burial in the Arbovale Cemetery.
Mrs. Madge M. Yost, 56, of Farmington; born in Pocahontas County, a daughter of the late Roy C. and Carrie Snyder Houchin. Funeral service in Farmington.