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eTimes for November 8, 2018

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‘A good career for a young woman’

Laura Dean Bennett Staff Writer Reflecting on her time in the service, Laronia Yaraborough Cohrs said, “It was another life.” Cohrs grew up in Dillon, South Carolina. She had two older brothers and five sisters. Her father was a carpenter who built furniture, and her mother worked in a cotton mill. Cohrs enlisted in the Army in August 1963, three months after her...

MTC continues to struggle with ordinance enforcement

Jaynell Graham Editor Marlinton Town Council had a fairly lengthy agenda, but not much action was taken at its meeting Monday night. Mayor Sam Felton advised council that West Virginia Paving had one of its men on Fourth Avenue last week with regard to the paving project for that area. The company had planned to move the paver into place Monday, but...

Five million miles and more

Suzanne Stewart Staff Writer Jacob and Malinda Meck, of Green Bank, held an employee appreciation dinner for all their employees Saturday. During the event, they recognized one individual who may only have one year under his belt as a truck driver for Meck’s JenTransport, but he has put in 43 years in the trucking industry. Gary Carter joined JenTransport with 4.7 million...

William Dower

William T. “Bill” Dower, age 92, of Dunmore, passed away Tuesday, October 30, 2018, at Pocahontas Center in Marlinton. Born March 28, 1926, at Turkey Knob, in Fayette County, he was a son of the late Arthur C. and India E. Cantley Dower. Bill was of the Methodist faith. He was a World War II United States...

PMH Diabetes Cooking Class ~ a successful start

Pocahontas Memorial Hospital concluded a three-week series of Sweet Life Diabetes Cooking Classes last week.  PMH has long offered cooking classes with other agencies, but class numbers had drastically dwindled.  This year, PMH completely revamped the program with a new format and name, recipes and educational lessons.  The revamp worked, because this year’s class was packed with 24 participants,...

I Remember…

Veterans Day Stand up and give honor to our brave men and women. Regardless if battles were called wars or conflicts, they stood up for each of us. They stood up for America. So many endured pain of body and mind. So many carry the scars from their service. So little appreciation has been shown to many of them. And little respect is shown for our...