Thursday, May 13, 1971
The McElwee store building on Main Street is presently being remodeled for a jewelry store, which is to be opened around July 1, by Don and Brent Wooddell from Ohio.
Tom and Larry Burns have purchased the Cupp land on 219 near Riverside and will have a park for mobile homes, about 20 spaces.
The Tom Thumb has a new coat of paint.
The Irvine Esso Station has a coat of paint, and a new island is being built.
The Marlinton firemen washed Main Street Monday.
The State Police office in Marlinton has been moved across the street from its former location to the Eskridge or Cottrell house.
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Can you beat a ripe tomato on April 20? Mrs. Ezra Mullenax, of Arbovale, did and has picked seven more since, with seven more on the vine. She potted a plant that came up late in the fall and kept it in a window all winter. The tomatoes are all along the window sill.
Since Mrs. Mullenax was in, we got to see a copy of NRAO’s The Observer, and in it Wally Oref has a report of raising tomatoes inside this winter. He planted special seed for indoor culture, “Sparta Red,” and picked a dozen tomatoes.
Leaving May 4 and inducted into the Armed Service in the Beckley Recruiting office on May 5 were: Richard Fowler, James D. Goldizen, Ronald D. Terry, Charles E. Woods.
Those enlisting were: Eddie J. Copenhaver, David Patterson Slaven, Charles Harry Hoover, Steven Matthew Hamed.
The Pocahontas Producers Board of Directors met Monday with officials of the FHA and Engineering personnel to finalize requirements for making formal application for FHA funding for the construction of a new stockyard facility…
The farmers of this county need a modern and up to date marketing facility. The old one has served its purpose; however, over the years, it has deteriorated almost to the point of no return. If you, the present membership, fail to take advantage of this opportunity to secure this new facility, it will be a long time before the chance comes again…
At the nominating Convention at Hillsboro an open ticket was selected to be called the Citizens Ticket:
William Simmons for Mayor; James K. Rock for Recorder; and Winters P. Rose, Archie Walker, Anthony Hall, Richard Burns, Homer Workman, Claude Bruffey, L. D. Payne, Eugene Walker, Daniel Hollandsworth and Joseph Barrell, for councilmen, five to be elected.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Don Akers, of Amherst, Ohio, a daughter, named Jennifer.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Norman Taylor, of Petersburg, Virginia, a daughter, named Panya La Nez.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. John Kenneth Quick, of Verona, a son, named Kevin Curtis.
S-Sgt. Lowell T. Underwood, 28, U. S. Army, a son of Denver and Dollie Underwood. Burial in the Beaver Creek Cemetery.
Mrs. Gloria Sharp Beavers, 35, of Fort Knox, Kentucky, formerly of Mill Point, a daughter of the late Elmer Meade Sharp and Frances Oscar Sharp. Burial in the Ruckman Cemetery.
Charles Cyrus Allen, 75, born at Beard, a son of the late Samuel R. and Anna Smith Allen. Mr. Allen was a World War I Veteran and saw active service in France; he was wounded and received the Purple Heart. He was a railroad brakeman on the GC&E, and finally a farmer, living in the Hillsboro area for 37 years. His life was exemplified in honesty, truth, compassion for fellowman; and so he taught his children. He loved one country and one wife…
John Snowden Kellison, 84, of Hillsboro. He started his long coaching career at Wheeling High School and then moved into the collegiate ranks at West Virginia Wesleyan Marietta (Ohio) College, Washington & Jefferson University, William & Mary College, Richmond University, Virginia Tech, and Washington & Lee University. Kellison finished his coaching career with two National Football League teams, the Philadelphia Eagles and the old Chicago Cardinals. Burial in Oak Grove Cemetery.
John Beard McMillion, 68, of Renick, a son of the late Luther and Mary Blankenship McMillion. He was a retired farmer and a lifelong resident of Greenbrier county. Burial in the Mountain Gate Cemetery at Renick.