Thursday, September 13, 1973
A cool 39 degrees Saturday morning reminded everyone that fall is nearing despite the record heat of recent weeks.
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Old Henry or Henrietta is now ready for hanging. The big fish, measuring about 36 inches, was taken from the Fish Hatchery last spring and has been prepared for mounting by a taxidermist. He can make duplicates that can’t be told from the original for $70…
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Eugene Simmons attended the Miss America Pageant in Atlantic City for four days last week with the West Virginia Delegation.
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Clyde Waugh brought in a snowball bloom Friday. There is a lush new growth on all shrubs and the continued hot weather has brought out the spring blooms. Mrs. Ida McNeill reported last week that her snowball bush and forsythia bush were blooming.
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Henry Astin killed a copperhead in the road near the Dr. Norman residence last Wednesday.
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Howard Shinaberry killed a copperhead on Browns Mountain on Thursday.
The big news for Pocahontas broke last Friday with the announcement of plans for $90,000,000 year-round recreational development on Cheat Mountain.
On Thursday, a deed with probably the biggest consideration in the history of our county was recorded, transferring 6,696 acres in Edray and Green Bank Districts from Mower Lumber Company to the Snowshoe Company for $1,279,200. There were $4,200 worth of revenue stamps attached, which we learned are divided one-third to the county and two thirds to the state. Snowshoe, in addition, purchased 365.10 acres from Pauline Galford and family…
Jean-Claude Killy, international ski star, will be part of Snowshoe’s management team.
Surveying and engineering with some clearing will start immediately. Major construction will start in the spring…
The offensive team members are: Tommy Moore, Kim Wilfong, DeWayne Rhea, David Eddy, Gary Cassell, DeLayne Rhea, Joe Kerr, David Moore, Matt Withers, Jim Rose, Danny Cain.
The Warriors defensively are: Joe Hamed, Gary Cassell, DeWayne Rhea, Delayne Rhea, David Eddy, Joe Kerr, Mike Smith, Gary Kramer, Jim Rose, Tommy Moore, Gary Sharp, Danny Cain, Matt Withers, David Moore.
Kicking Specialist: Gary Sharp.
The 24th Annual Richard Hill Family Reunion was held at Droop Mountain State Park August 19, 1973. The program was opened with two hymns by the Hill Reunion Group and a few remarks by the Rev. M. S. Hill, of Dunbar…
Miss Della Boggs, of Bel Air, Maryland, a 29-year missionary in Swaziland, South Africa, delivered the Memorial Address, with appropriate hymns by the Chappell family…
Bountiful tables of food were spread at the lunch hour, with Rev. E. K. Sawyers, of Hillsboro, asking the blessing…
Oldest Hill present: Rev. Nelson Hill, 93 years.
Youngest: Carol Ann Morgan, 4-month old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Arlie Morgan.
Oldest Married Couple: Rev. and Mrs. Nelson Hill, 60 years.
Traveling Greatest Distance: Dave Hill, Tuskahoma, Oklahoma, 1,156 miles…
The 16th Annual Dean Reunion was held July 29, at Watoga State Park, with Hubert D. Dean, of Huntington, acting as Master of Ceremonies.
Mrs. Helen Sharp, of Marlinton, was the organist; Matt Hanna, of Huntington, was song leader…
Principal speakers were Kermit McKeever, Chief, Division of State Parks, of Charleston, and Rev. Harold Jefferson, of Huntington….
Mrs. Clara May Washburn Wilfong, 71, of Elkins; born at Bartow, a daughter of the late George William and Elizabeth Halterman Washburn.
Carl S. Friel, 69, of Chillicothe, Ohio, formerly of Pocahontas County; born at Durbin, a son of the late E. Auburn and Margaret Stewart Friel. Burial in Arbovale Cemetery.