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100-Years-Ago

Thursday, February 19, 1914 Snow to the depth of 13 inches on the ground at Marlinton Saturday morning, and 18 inches Monday morning. Lowest temperature, two degrees below zero Tuesday morning. As we go to press snow is melting rapidly under a heavy rain. Word is received of the death of S. W. Crummett, of Staunton, which occurred at his home...

Fifty-Years-Ago

Thursday, February 20, 1964 From the desk of Mrs. Jane Price Sharp Among the many birds which come to be fed at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Edward McElwee on Hamilton Hill in Marlinton is a couple of quail. They like oats and wheat. One will keep watch while the other eats. Mr. McElwee says they seem to prefer the feed...

Library Lines

Many thanks to everyone who contributed to our recent fundraiser. We couldn’t do what we do without all of you! Donations: Margaret Baker, Sherman and Mary Alice Beard, Richard and Julia Bird, John and Karen Bowers, Peggy Brill, Laura M. Brooks and Joe Khoury, James and Elizabeth Bullard, Frank Burkett, Mike and Mary Sue Burns, JoAnna Burt-Kinderman, Captain Phillip Bush,...

Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor: Associated Press reports that our state legislature is considering a bill to allow the practice of “herd sharing” to enable West Virginians to consume raw milk. As a dairy farmer, encouraging milk consumption is what I do every day, but in this case, I strongly oppose this measure, because of the risks it places on human health. West Virginia...

The Young Country Tour comes to Opera House

The Pocahontas County Opera House presents American Idol semi-finalist Chase Likens and WalMart-to-Grand Ole Opry singing sensation Kayla Slone on Saturday, March 1, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $15. Youth 17 and younger are admitted free of charge. The two young country artists will perform their own set as well as several duets. Likens is a country music singer, songwriter and actor,...

David Buck

David Ernest Buck, age 64, of Green Bank, passed away Saturday, February 15, 2014, at his home. Born December 9, 1949, at Lester, Pennsylvania, he was a son of the late Ernest and Vera Divakow Buck. David was a self-employed carpenter and was of the Methodist faith. He is survived by a daughter, Andrea Buck, of Slaty Fork; and two sons, David...

Lewis Cooper

Lewis Harvey Cooper, age 76, of Buckhannon, died Thursday, February 6, 2014, at Holbrook's Nursing Home in Buckhannon. Born January 20, 1938, at Mill Point, he was a son of the late Jacob Berlin and Georgia Moore Cooper. On August 14, 1971, he married Emma June Koon. He was a product inspector for Moore Business Forms and a member of the...

Anna Elliott

Anna Mae Elliott, age 95, of Green Bank, was surrounded by family when she was called home to be with the Lord on Monday, February 17, 2014. Born December 3, 1918, at Durbin, she was a daughter of the late Frank and Norma Marshall Ashford. Anna Mae was of the Methodist faith, a member of the Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church,...