Thursday, April 15, 1965
Charles McElwee, a Charleston attorney, was named last week by Governor Hulett Smith to guide the campaign of education and information concerning the constitutional convention to be voted on in November. McElwee, a native of Dunmore, is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Winfred McElwee. He is a former assistant to the Attorney General.
Frank Wilfong, of Stony Bottom, reports seeing a white robin near his home on April 3. The robin was all white except for the red breast.
David Mason and Bill McNeel took a canoe ride down the river Saturday and reported seeing a crane and half a dozen wild ducks.
Thunder and lightning accompanied heavy rains Friday night and again Sunday night. This was a repeat order of Sunday night two weeks ago.
For the Junior Class Play to be presented soon, Mr. Sam Brill has created a Victorian room for Elizabeth Barrett on the stage at Marlinton High School. The time of The Barretts of Wimpole Street is 1850, and Mrs. Bess Burr has been busy designing, altering and fitting the ladies hoop-skirted costumes of the period. Almost all of the dresses are authentic.
Pocahontas Planning and Development Committee name changed to Pocahontas County Planning and Development Association and the following appointed for three years: Eugene Simmons, Walter Jett, Beulah Moore, Jack Kane, Mrs. Clarence Sheets, David Smith, Phil McComb, Harry Hockenberry, Fred From-hart, Rev. W. E. Pierce, Richard McNeel, Thomas C. Edgar, Moffett McNeel, Z. S. Smith, Jr., Mrs. Jane Price Sharp, James Gragg, Guy Faulknier, James K. Rock, Mrs. Ruth Shorter, W. E. Blackhurst, Leo Young, William McNeel, Mrs. Paul Haddock, Rev. Jack Miller, Mrs. Florence Price, Rev. Carl Boggs.
On Saturday, April 3, 1965, Miss Janice Ryder became the bride of Freemont Jackson Via.
Janice is the daughter of Harry Ryder, of Clover Lick, and Mrs. Walter Sprabeary, of Dallas, Texas.
Jackson is the son of Mr. and Mrs. George Via, of Staunton, Virginia.
The ceremony was performed at 11:30 a.m. at McDowell, Virginia.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Henry Edgar Starks, of Hillsboro, a daughter, named Bonita Kay.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. James Hannah, of Birmingham, Ohio, a son, named Michael Edward.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Barry Slavin, of Long Beach, California, a son, named Blair Anthony.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Ronnie Ball, of Rowlesburg, a daughter, named Kimberly Dawn.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Willard Wilson, of Marlinton, a son, named Troy Gray.
Mrs. Dora Belle Pritt, 91, of Marlinton, a daughter of the late George and Anna Hall Cook; Born in Harlan, Kentucky. Burial in the Fairview Cemetery.
Roy a. Waugh, 57, of Clawson, a son of the late Henry and Savannah Waugh. Burial in the Clawson Cemetery.
Mrs. Daisy McMillion Sizemore,of Lobelia. She was a christian for 72 years and actively engaged in the work of the church all that time. Funeral at the Emmanuel Methodist Church on Bruffeys Creek; burial in the church cemetery.
Mrs. Ollie R. Ervin, 75, of Cass, a daughter of the late Philip Edmiston and Susanna Buterbaugh. Burial in the Arbovale Cemetery.
James Osborne Hill, 59, of Baltimore, Maryland, formerly of Marlinton, a son of the late Richard W. and Anna Duncan Hill. Burial in the Cochran cemetery.