Thursday, March 1, 1973
May we never again ask for identification of a picture in the paper. It gets too complicated. At least the big log picture did.
Bob Hall’s barn was on the Hall Place between the Hall House and Merritt Kellison’s house in Hillsboro, says Henry McNeel. The bridge that was broken was the old Seebert bridge, opposite the steel graveyard.
Monk Small says Wiz McClintic, 50 years ago, told his father the big log – it measured out 1,900 board feet – was a big poplar cut on the McClintic land, the people are the same Mike Cutlip, Bill Adkison and Henry Miller, but it is the McClintic Barn, and it was a bridge up Swago someplace that broke down.
The moral is, write names and dates on the back of all pictures.
Post Offices Closed
The Beard post office is being discontinued as of February 28, as Postmaster C.M. Dorman reached retirement age. The post office was established in 1901.
The Huntersville post office is scheduled to be discontinued March 2. Moody Moore promised a story on this.
FIREMAN OF THE YEAR
Tom Dunbrack was named Fireman of the Year by the Marlinton Volunteer Fire Department at the Firemen’s annual banquet January 30. He has been a member of the Fire Department since 1968.
Tom works for the National Radio Astronomy Obseratory at Green Bank as an electronic technician. He is the son of Mrs. Virginia Dunbrack, of Marlinton, and the late Winters Dunbrack. His wife is the former Patricia Dixon, and they have one son, Shawn…
Firemen and their offices are: Fred C. Burns, Jr., Chief; Tony Ricottilli, Assistant Chief; Tom Dunbrack, Deputy Chief; Reed Wilfong, Captain; Robert Mann, Lieutenant; Richard Barlow, Lieutenant (Sergeant at Arms); Johnnie Nelson, President; David Hicks, Vice President; Paul Gladwell, Chaplain; Joseph Smith and Don Rogers, Executive Committee; Robert Barlow, Charles Calhoun, William Clendenen, Doug Dunbrack, Roger Helton, Clifford Kessler, William McCloud, William McNeel, Keith Moore, David Peacock, Ronnie Peacock, Dale Sheets, William Sparks and James VanReenen.
CIRCLES TO MEET
Regular circle meetings of the Marlinton United Methodist Women will be Monday. All circles meet at 8 p.m.
Edith May’s Circle will meet at the home of Misses Fleeta and Mabel Lang. Mrs. Edward Stemple will be the program leader.
Mrs. Lee McMann will be the hostess for her Circle with Mrs. Maynard Crawford presenting the program.
Mrs. Forrest Rhea’s Circle will have Mrs. James Martin, II, presenting the program. They are to meet with Mrs. Edwared Rexrode.
The hostess for Mrs. D. W. Williams’ Circle will be Mrs. Harvey Hamrick, with Mrs. Paul Haddock presenting the program.
Lemuel Ruben Vance, 82, of Baltimore, Maryland; born at Onego, a son of the late Isaac Perry and Ellen Arbogast Vance. Burial in the Arbovale Cemetery.
Cecil Auldridge, 70, of Buckeye, a son of the late James E. and Matilda Moran Auldridge. Burial in the Kee Cemetery.
Mrs. Sarah Ann Cromer, 79, of Marlinton; born at Cass, a daughter of the late William H. and Elizabeth Collins. Burial in the Gum Cemetery on Back Mountain.
George See Smith, 90, of Marlinton; born at Mingo, a son of the late Jacob and Angeline Rhea Smith. Burial in Mountain View Cemetery.
Mrs. Vallie Mae Greathouse, 66, of Durbin; burial in the Gum Cemetery on Back Mountain.
Mrs. Willa Alma Taylor, 74, of Boyer; born at Dunmore, a daughter of the late William H. and Victoria Nottingham Taylor. Burial in the Arbovale Cemetery.
Mrs. Nora Plantz Smith, of Charleston, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Lillian Morris in Dunmore. Burial in the Childress Cemetery at Ruth.
Mrs. Myrtle Sherwood Arbogast, 79, of Ronceverte, formerly of Pocahontas County. Burial in the Riverview Cemetery at Ronceverte.