Thursday, September 24, 1948
The Wesley Chapel Secondary Road was selected for improvement by the Magisterial Committee in Greenbank District. It will accommodate a large and prosperous community and prove a great convenience to the church, school and trading centre which is Greenbank.
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Speaking about roads, it is no more than right and fair to say that Pocahontas County has fared real well even in the matter of farm to market roads in the 15 years ending the last day of June last past. On the first day of July, 1933, at the beginning of Governor Kump’s administration, Pocahontas county had 24 miles of all year secondary roads. Today, such roads in Pocahontas county total 207 miles. This, too, in spite of a time of depression, a world of war and an inflationary period.
Some weeks ago since, a man casting flies for bass in Anthony’s Creek, below Blue Bend, hooked into something like chained lightning, fire colored and all. After one big fighting struggle, the trophy was landed. It was a rainbow trout, measuring 28 inches in length. The weight was lumped off at 10 to 12 pounds. The season on trout being closed, and the big fish suffering only from exhaustion, the sportsman carefully returned it to the water.
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For a couple years now, young and innocent fishermen have been telling me of seeing a big trout in the pool at the railroad bridge across Knapps Creek. Now comes the tale of a really and truly big rainbow trout having been seen in Knapps Creek where it enters the Greenbrier. One afternoon, this trout was seen to slowing swim down the creek a hundred yards or so in the clear, still water. Its length was guessed at 30 inches or more, and its weight at 10 to 12 pounds.
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The other afternoon, I was down the river below town about a mile and there I flushed up a flock of 40 to 55 big wild ducks. These are black mallards.
They hatched and were raised here. For several years – perhaps seven or eight seasons – these ducks have nested between the mouths of Knapps and Swago Creeks. A few pair manage to return each year. The reference book says the black mallard is the wildest wild duck; that nobody has been able to domesticate it. On the other hand, the blue headed Mallard readily lends itself to taming.
Miss Ramona Sharp was married to Thomas Shipley Saturday night, September 18, 1948, in the Christ Methodist Church in Charleston…
Mrs. Shipley is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ivan Sharp, of Nitro…
Mr. Shipley is the son of Mrs. Kathryn Shipley, of Severna Park, Maryland, and the late Bradley Thomas Shipley…
The following announcement has been received by friends in Marlinton:
“The New Model is Here! On display at Doctor’s Hospital. Arrived July 19, 1948. Named, Sandra Michele. Specifications: weight, 1 pound, 4 ounces; Comes Fully Equipped with Knee Action. Fully Automatic Feed; Tires, sometimes; Headlamps, blue; Color; beautiful baby pink.
Mr. and Mrs. George Hinds, East Cleveland, Ohio.
Baby’s weight on September 14; 3 pounds, 1 ounce.
Mrs. Hinds is the former Florence Ella Bumgardner, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. I. B. Bumgardner.
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Mr. and Mrs. M. D. (Jack) Hollandsworth, of Wilmington, Delaware, announce the birth of a son, Melvin Dale.
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Born to Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Carr, a daughter, named Sarah Sue.
Sidney Jones Payne, aged 80 years, of Charleston, a native of Hillsboro. Survived by his sister, Mrs. George Lewis, of Seebert.
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Mrs. Helen Jacqueline Bailey, aged 18, wife of Blaine Bailey, and a daughter of Jason and Enid Harper Crickard, granddaughter of Mrs. Carrie Sharp Harper, and great-granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Ben Sharp.
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Addison Pinkney Collins, aged 33, a resident of Flemington, died of drowning August 28, 1948.
He was formerly from Durbin, a son of John Morgan Collins and the late Bertha Hoover Collins, and is survived by his wife, Dorothy McCauley Collins, two daughters, Sandra Jean and Sharon Kay; one step-son, Carroll…
Funeral service was held at the Astor Methodist church…
Military rites were conducted by Meuse-Argonne Post No. 573 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars…
Mr. Collins spent 4 years and 2 months in the Hawaiian Islands, and was stationed at Pearl Harbor at the time of its invasion…