Thursday,
September 9, 1965

Michael Scott, about 8 or 9 years old, of Rainelle, was hit Monday afternoon on Main Street as he got out of a car in the path of an oncoming car. He was kept in the hospital overnight, and was released Tuesday with no serious injuries.

Motel Expansion
Construction is to be started at once on the expansion of the Hermitage Motel.
This motel was opened April 1 of this year and consists of twenty double rooms, restaurant and private dining room. There will be ten more rooms added in this phase of construction.
There will be another series of units added as the demand calls for then. This new motel is located at Bartow at the intersection of Routes 250 and 28 and is owned by Mr. and Mrs. Randolph Bledsoe. Also during the construction, The Esso Service Station, which joins the Motel, will be remodeled and the name will be changed to the Hermitage Gas Station when the work is completed.
Telephone Troubles
The toll cables of Telephone Utilities, Inc., were out from 5:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. Wednesday when the trouble was discovered and corrected. It was found that the toll cables between Marlinton and Lewisburg had been shot in seven places by a .22 rifle on the Brownstown Road near Renick. This caused all cables from Arbovale and Marlinton and one from Hillsboro to be out of operation.

Conservation Notes
A shortage of water for livestock plagues numerous Pocahontas farmers. There seems to be an increasing number of farmers each year coming into the Soil Conservation Office requesting help on a source of water for livestock. Springs and small ravines that once supplied water no longer exist. A shortage of water for livestock is often reflected in the farmer’s income. Cattle that have to travel long distance for water not only lose weight, but often start severe gully erosion…
Believe it or not, someone has figured out that it takes 30,000 pounds of water to produce one pound of beef steak.

Boy Scouts
Clem Simmons, advisor of Explorer Post No. 33, sponsored by Marlinton American Legion Post No. 50, announces that the following advancements have been made by the Explorers:
John Mallow has qualified for merit badges: citizenship in community, camping, canoeing, rowing and nature.
Milton Simmons qualified for swimming, forestry, cooking, athletics, and bird study merit badges.
Kenneth Nottingham qualified for first aid, archery, marksmanship and forestry.
Wayne Harper was awarded Life Rank and citizenship in community merit badge.
Marlinton Rotary Troop No. 33 Scoutmaster Herbert McClure announces that the following in his Scout Troop have advanced:
Ivan Withers has completed the Tenderfoot and Second Class Rank.
Ronnie Peacock has completed the Marksmanship Merit Badge.
Douglas Morrison has completed Pioneering and Rowing.
Herbert McClure has completed Archery, Wildlife Management and Citizenship in the Community.
Ivan Withers has completed Wildlife Management, Forestry, Archery and Fishing.

BIRTHS
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Wallace McLaughlin, of Marlinton, a daughter, named Teresa Michaela.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Homer Jack Burks, of Buckeye, a son, named James Ray.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Bobby J. Vandevender, of Frost, a daughter, named Lena Kay.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Larry E. Valentine, of Marlinton, a daughter.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. James H. Howard, of Richwood, a daughter.

DEATHS
Mrs. Anna Susan Bryant, 72, of Rupert, formerly of Pocahontas County; a daughter of the late John and Adlize Quick. Burial in Mountain View Cemetery.
Joyce Neal Galford, of Baltimore; the only daughter of Neal and Hilda Hamrick Galford, formerly of Cass. Burial in the Arbovale Cemetery.
Mitchell Jesse Barrett, 75, 2 months, and 12 days, of Droop; a son of the late Abraham J. Barrett and Martha S. Cochran Barrett. Burial in the Old Droop Church Cemetery.

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