Thursday, October 7, 1971
Former Marine Corporal Clifford M. Simmons, of Marlinton, was commended by the United States Marine Corps on 7 September 1971, when he was presented the Navy Commendation Medal with Combat “V.”
Corporal Simmons, who is now attending Concord College, was awarded the medal for “Meritorious Service” in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam from 2 October 1969 to 3 December 1970. He is the son of Clem Simmons.
Minimum temperature – 41 degrees
Maximum temperature – 86 degrees
Rainfall – 6.69 inches
Average high temperature – 79.4
Average low temperature – 52.3
Punt, Pass and
Age 8 Group
First Place – Brian Waslo, Arbovale
Second Place – Harold Carpenter, Green Bank.
Third Place – David Smith, Marlinton
First Place – Mark Hamilton Carpenter, Arbovale
Second place – Samuel Pondexter, Marlinton
Third place – Kevin Workman, Hillsboro
First Place – Jeffrey Barb, Marlinton
Second Place – Richard Oref, Green Bank
Third Place – Keith Pondexter, Marlinton
First Place, – Mark Waslo, Arbovale
Second Place – Richard Crews, Arbovale
First Place, – Marty Beverage, Buckeye
Second Place – Vincent Luzuka, Marlinton
Third Place – Albert Pondexter, Marlinton
First Place – Steven Gillispie, Arbovale
Second Place – Christopher Mullens, Huntersville
Third Place – Johnny Joe Totten, Marlinton
Miss Bonnie Colleen Palmer, 15, of Ronceverte; born at Hillsboro, a daughter of Mrs. Mabel Palmer and the late Ernest Palmer
Henry S. Messer, Sr., 74; born in Pocahontas County, a son of the late Granville and Mary Messer. He married Carmen Emma Daniels at Hillsboro in 1930. Burial in Mountain State Memorial Gardens near Elkins.
Uriel Davis, 80, a Washington pianist and brother of band leader, Meyer Davis, died in Winter Park, Florida.
Mr. Davis was born in Philadelphia and lived in Ellicott City, Maryland, and Green Bank, before his family moved to Washington, in 1902.
He began appearing professionally when he was 11. A composer of many songs and works for piano, Mr. Davis wrote “Horse Trot,” which was popular in the 1920s. He played at the White House during Woodrow Wilson’s presidency. Mr. Davis was an officer in charge of Army bands in World War I and later was public relations director for his brother’s band…
He was a cousin of Adolph and Leon Cooper. Mr. Davis’ father insisted on the Coopers moving to Cass in 1904 and they often came back to visit.