Thursday, November 15, 1973
Todd Gibson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Andy Gibson, caught a 21 1/2 -inch trout in the Crooked Fork of Elk. It weighed over four pounds. He has caught two other nice trout in the same place, a 16 1/2 inch brown and a 14-inch rainbow. Dr. Ernie Shaw was stuck with a promise to get the next big fish mounted.
From 150 to 200 interested persons gathered at the high school last Thursday to learn more about the new Snowshoe resort. Officials and personnel of the Company had been meeting with students and teachers throughout the day, telling about the project and working on plans for courses which could be given to provide training in special work like snowmaking, golf course and landscape planning, hotel and restaurant work, etc…
Dr. Thomas Brigham gave most of the details and answered many questions. The lake will cover 100 to 125 acres. A 27-hole golf course is planned…
It will take 10 to 15 years to arrive at full development, but when it opens next year, there will be 324 rooms in the first section of the hotel and the central core of the dining hall, pool, etc. will be ready…
Over one million dollars’ worth of feeder cattle and calves were marketed this fall through special sales held at the Pocahontas Producers Stockyards, according to Bob Keller, Extension Agent. A total of 4,336 head were sold for an overall average of $249.68.
Kohoutek is the name of a recently discovered comet and it will provide a spectacular show in December and January. Comets are named for their discoverers, in this case, a Japanese astronomer. It promises to be brighter than Halley’s comet, last seen in 1910 and due again in 1985…
The average rainfall on the Cranberry River Watershed for the month of October was 5.22 inches. The five-year average for the same period is 4.46. High temperature for the month was 74 degrees at Aldrich Branch and 69 degrees at Black Mountain. Low was 24 degrees at Aldrich Branch and 26 at Black Mountain.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Jess Stanley, of Hillsboro, a daughter, named Emma Marie.
Born to Sgt. and Mrs. Thomas Lee Dean, of Lawton, Oklahoma, a son, named Thomas Lee, II.
Cyrus Kidd, 66, of Marlinton; burial in the Renick Cemetery; services being held from the home of Clyde Cutlip at Beard.
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Mrs. Laura G. Galford, 86, of Dunmore, burial in Wesley Chapel Cemetery; service being held from the New Hope Church at Dunmore.
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Keith Edward Wooddell, 56, of Marlinton, a son of the late George Edward and Hattie Hamilton Wooddell. A veteran of World War II. Burial in Mountain View Cemetery; service being held from the Marlinton Nazarene Church.
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Mrs. Lockhart McClintic Moore Wyman, 32 of Gabanna, Ohio, a daughter of N. J. and Alice McClintic Moore. Burial in Mountain View Cemetery; the service being held from VanReenen Funeral Home Chapel.
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James “Bo” Slayton, 23, of Piney Point, Maryland. Born at Boyer, a son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Slayton. He was in the Merchant Marines for six years and was attending the Lundeberg School of Seamanship at the time of his death.
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Mrs. Retha Irene Feola, 63, of Spotswood, New Jersey, born at Valley Head, a daughter of the late John and Minerva Snyder. Service was held in New Jersey.