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January 2, 1964


Mrs. Robert McComb suffered painful injuries when she fell down the steps at her home the Friday before Christmas. She was taken to Charleston for treatment of her teeth and a broken jaw in addition to a broken arm.

“Butch” Yeager broke his leg while skiing last week.

Dr. L.E. Rexrode cracked a bone in his wrist in a fall last week.


Sports Hall of Fame

An honor long due came to John Snowden Kellison, of Hillsboro, the past week when he was named to West Virginia Sports Writer’s Hall of Fame. He will be honored on January 20 at the Victory Awards dinner in Parkersburg, along with Jerome Van Meter, Marshall Goldberg, Fritzie Stiefel Quarrier and Jasper Colebank.



Winter made a good start. Snow on the 23rd ranged from 15 to 19 inches, and the temperatures the past week have been erratic but all cold. Twelve below on the 31st seems to be the coldest reported while at the same time it was 10 above at Mace. One morning it was zero in Marlinton and 33 above at Woodrow. Sleet and snow on the 1st.


Marlinton High School

The arrival of class rings on Monday brought great excitement to the Junior class.

Le Cercle Francais had a French Christmas dinner on Wednesday evening in the Home Economics room. The teachers were invited and the whole club attended. Each member was responsible for preparing one native dish.

Thursday evening at 6:30 p.m. the ADDs had a Christmas dinner at Kelley’s Restaurant. Mr. and Mrs. Yeager were the guests of the ADDs and their sponsors. Those attending were: Sharla Gladwell, Cheryl McNeill, Martha Dilley, Nancy Harper, Eve Anna Wyatt, Karen Colburn, Paula Beverage, Diana Robinson, Delores Jackson, Sallie Rose, Nancy Diller, Alice Kelley, Linda Hockenberry, Dana Fuhrman, Harriet Johnson, Miss Anna Lee Dean, Mrs. Fred Burns, Jr., and Mr. and Mrs. Yeager.

Marsha Madison has entered the 17th Annual Voice of Democracy sponsored by the VFW. She has written the speech herself and taped it. The senior members of the National Honor Society of Marlinton High School will present two one act plays to the high school on January 10 and to the public on January 11.

The plays are: “The Neighbors,” by Zena Gale, with the following cast: Miss Abel – Suzanne Jett; Grandma – Sandy Moyers; Inez – Martha Dilley; Ezrats Williams – John L. Hubbard; Peter – Chipper Williams; Miss Trot – Susan Yeager; Miss Moron – Sharla Gladwell; and Carry Ellis Worth – Eve Anna Wyatt.

“The Happy Journey to Camden and Trenton,” by Thornton Wilder, with the following cast: Stage Manager – Dwight Diller; Pa Elmer Kirby – Kenneth Job; Ma Kirby – Cheryl McNeill; Arthur – Phillip Anderson; Caroline – Nancy Harper; and Beulah – Mary VanReenen.

The plays are directed by Mrs. Alice Moore, sponsor of the society.



Mr. and Mrs. Jack Gay are visiting his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Gay. They will go next month to Africa where Jack will teach in the Agricultural College of Tanganyika, which is being developed in cooperation with West Virginia University.

Mr. and Mrs. Gary McPherson and son, of Lexington, Virginia, spent Christmas with their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Lyle McPherson, at Cass, and Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Sheets, at Green Bank.



Born to Mr. and Mrs. Clawson Sheets, Jr., of Bartow, a son named Thomas Wayne

Born to Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Wilfong, of Seebert, a daughter named Stella Jane



Mrs. Margaret Lightner Cole, age 53, of Green Bank, died Friday, December 27, 1963.; daughter of the late W. A. and Ica Welchy Lightner; burial in the Arbovale Cemetery.

Mrs. A’Della Elizabeth Wade, age 75, died Tuesday, December 24, 1963; daughter of the late Jebu and Sarah Hamilton Trainer; burial in Alderman Cemetery on Douthards Creek.

Phares May, age, 85, of Durbin, died Thursday, December 26, 1963; burial in the Arbovale Cemetery.

Neal O. Wade, age 61, of Seebert, died Friday, December 27, 1963; death was attributed to cancer; son of the late W.H. and Minnie Wade; burial in Smith Cemetery at Watoga.


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