August 5, 1965
Mr. and Mrs. Paul Jeffries have had some exciting times lately at their home on the farm of Mrs. Blanche Waugh on Price Hill. Last Saturday, their grandson, Sherman Robertson, aged two years and ten months, climbed in his daddy’s 1959 V8 Rambler, got down on the floor, started the car, put it in drive, pushed on the gas and took off on a wild ride, hit the corner of the house, knocking a big hole in it and upsetting everything inside, then to the hen house, knocking it off its foundation, but, fortunately stopping the car before it went over the hill. This young driver is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Robertson, of Warm Springs, Virginia.
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Then a few weeks ago a cow of M. F. Jeffries fell over a cliff 34 feet high near the cinder bin, into the road and broke four or five ribs when she bounced over on the hard road. Bill McCarty and Mrs. Ina Montgomery were passing by and drove the cow up into the field. The cow seemed pretty poorly for several days. County Agent Jett said they best butcher her, but they couldn’t do that. Now she seems to be fully recovered and she never did stop giving milk.
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Mrs. Norman Shaw broke a bottle of champagne and christened the “Magic Waterfall” at the Marlinton Motor Inn last Friday night. A big crowd enjoyed the refreshments and looked over the motel as well as the new construction.
Some trout were placed in the waterfall pool and almost ruined the show. First one and then another trout proceeded to swim up the water pipe and it was a touch-and-go proposition for a while as to whether or not there would be any water to fall.
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A cow belonging to Hal Moore, of Minnehaha Springs, was killed by lightning Sunday.
G. D. Stemple caught a bass, eighteen and a half inches long, weighing just about four pounds, Monday in the Marlin Run Lake. And this is the second one, for a couple weeks ago he got an eighteen inch bass, weighing three to three-quarter pounds.
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We first heard the katy-dids on July 29. That is supposed to be sixty days before frost.
The attractions of Pocahontas County will be featured on Glen Howell’s Community Program on Channel 10, Roanoke, Virginia, on Sunday afternoon. Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Edgar, of Hillsboro, will appear on this program.
Miss Connie Sue Scragg, daughter of D. E. Scragg and the late Virginia Scragg, of Ramage, became the bride of Steven Robert Moore, of Dunmore, on Saturday afternoon, June 5, 1965, in Charleston.
After a wedding trip to North Carolina and Virginia, they are residing near Frost where the groom is engaged in farming.
The Brill triplets are getting along fine. Amy Lynn now weighs seven pounds and eight ounces, Lee Ann, seven pounds and six ounces, and Julia Sue seven pounds and three ounces. Mrs. Brill has been home now about ten days, but the babies have been staying a while longer at the hospital.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Fitzgerald, of Buckeye, a daughter, named Kimberly LaDawn.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Charles Weatherholt, of Huntington, a daughter, named Jill annette
Born to Mr. and Mrs. James (Gib) McGraw, of Manassas, Virginia, a daughter, named Valerie Sue.
Icie V. Arbogast, 63, of Akron, Ohio; born in Durbin, a daughter of the late Adam ad Nettie Arbogast. Burial in the Arbovale Cemetery.
Asa Clarence Lewis, 68, of Renick; a member of the Mount Olive Baptist Church at Renick. Funeral service at the Ellis Chapel Methodist Church of brushy Flats.