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What’s Cookin’?

Red Hat Favorites from the Purple Pansies Taco Soup Phyliss Lucas 2 lbs. ground beef 2 cups onion, diced 2 cans pinto beans 1 can dark red kidney beans 1 can whole kernel corn, drained 2 cans Mexican-style stewed tomatoes 1 can tomatoes with chilies 2 small cans diced green chilies 2 small cans black olives, drained and sliced ½ cup green olives 1 pkg. taco seasoning mix 1 pkg. ranch dressing mix Brown...

Preserving Pocahontas

Students from Marlinton Grade School are seated for a photograph on the steps at the Marlinton Methodist Church on Ninth Street. Standing in front on the right is the Principal, J. Z. “Zach” Johnson. Please contact Preserving Pocahontas if you can identify any students or the man in uniform. Preserving Pocahontas Archives, ID: PHP002951 Access the “Preserving Pocahontas” Digital Library...

Be prepared for a picnic

Laura Dean Bennett Staff Writer With families gathering for reunions, trips to the lake, the river or the beach, vacationing, traveling and camping, there’s going to be lots of dining al fresco in the coming months. Pocahontas County is just full of perfect places to picnic. Even the theme for this year’s Little Levels Heritage Fair is “Picnic on the Grounds.” Think portability for...

100 Years Ago

Thursday, June 20, 1918 I take sanctuary in an honest mediocrity. ~ Buyere - - - Last week for the first time we saw a humming bird’s nest. We never could think to search them out in a museum, and while the ruby throated humming bird is common in these parts, we never chanced to see one of the nests. This year...

Fifty Years Ago

Thursday, June 20, 1968 Pioneer Days Now is the time to start preparing for the Pioneer Days Parade. In these times of rockets going to the moon, it is interesting and worthwhile to show the youngsters and bring to the remembrance of the oldsters, the transportation, dress, etc, of days gone by. In addition to the fun, there are handsome trophies...

PMH kitchen gets a makeover

An important area of the hospital got a huge makeover this spring, thanks to generous help from the Pocahontas Memorial Hospital Auxiliary. The kitchen, often overlooked, got new cabinets and a more streamlined work area. The Dietary Department is responsible for providing healthy and nutritious meals for patients three times a day, in addition to providing meals...

Pocahontas County ~ A tale of two states and two county seats

Suzanne Stewart Staff Writer Pocahontas County was formed in 1821, 42 years before West Virginia became a state. The Justices of Pocahontas County – John Jordan, William Poage, Jr., James Tallman, Robert Gay, George Poage, Benjamin Tallman, John Baxter and George Burner – met on March 5, 1822, at the house of John Baxter, to appoint officials for the county. According to...

Pocahontas County Bicentennial ~ 1821-2021

HILLSBORO COMMUNITY History of Pocahontas County ~ 1981 Hillsboro, located in a rich and beautiful upland valley, is named for Richard Hill, the pioneer from North Carolina, who built his home on a good farm in the Lobelia neighborhood. His house was an unusually good one for that age. Simon Girty, the renegade, told that the Indians were so impressed that...
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