Thursday, November 1, 1973
Wet snow on Monday and Tuesday, six inches in some places.
By William Harper
There’s a “G” in green
And a “G” in grass,
There’s a “G” in God
And a “G” in glass.
There’s a “G” in Washington,
But there ain’t none in Marlinton.
All the dunces in the country
Think our town we cannot spell
And with patronizing smugness
In spite of Hell!
Don’t Miss It
Come out to the big ball- game at the Marlinton Athletic Field.
Just a few of the well-known sports figures to be in the game: Sipping Cider Snyder, Fumbling Fauber, Killer Kelley, Crumbling Cookie, AlcholHic Beverage, Squinty Wint, Jingle Jones, Robin Red Breast, Sexy Sanders, Go-Go Gaughlin, Percale Sheets, Flash Wooddell, Arms Lig-gett, Barndoor Barnisky, Ruff Cuff, Smarty Marty, Wiggle Waggy, Foxy Hun-ter, Sassy Massi, Flaming Fleming, Fading Back Withers, Bull Dog Barker, Bomb-er Bombaugh, Sports Carr, Stone Face Jackson, Medi-Care-Mac, Bubbling Bee, Kill Roy, Loudly Barksdale, Able Mabel and Scary Mary.
Game is to be played under new rules, lots of fun for everyone. Come out and support your team. Benefit of Marlinton Elementary School and football team.
Junior High Football
The power running of fullback Ronnie Dean carried the Marlinton Copperheads to their fourth straight win of the season as they downed a strong Green Bank team 28-6.
Marlinton opened the scoring when Ronnie Dean took the opening kick-off and ran 65 yards for the first touchdown.
Halfback Eddie Beverage scored the second touchdown, which gave Marlinton a 14-0 lead at the end of the first quarter.
During the second quarter, Larry Ryder added another touchdown.
The halftime score was 22-0.
In the third quarter, Ronnie Dean powered his way across the goal line for his second touchdown of the night.
Green Bank scored a touchdown in the fourth quarter to bring the final score to 28-6…
Mrs. Margie Wolfe Wilfong, 74, of Marlinton; she was preceded in death by her husband, Seebert Wilfong… Funeral service was held from the Central Union Methodist Church, with burial in the Wilfong Cemetery…
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Mrs. Mabel Smith, 86, of Spencer; born at Onoto, she was a daughter of the late George and Margaret Cassell Baxter… Funeral service was held from the VanReenen Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Mountain View Cemetery.
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Mrs. Imogene May Bogan, 41, of Bacova, Virginia; born at Minnehaha Springs, a daughter of G. E. and Ollie Ryder May, of Hot Springs. Funeral service was held from the Eden United Methodist Church near Bacova. Burial in the Jacob Creek Cemetery near Starr Chapel.
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Hubert Dale Geiger, 49, of Marlinton, a son of Mrs. Maude Geiger, of Beckley and the late Gebhart Geiger… He was a veteran of World War II… Funeral service was held from the VanReenen Funeral Home Chapel with burial in the Geiger Cemetery at Stony Bottom.