December 13, 1962
From the desk of
Mrs. Jane Price Sharp
This is to inform the spot-lighters in and around Marlinton that the three deer on the Huntersville straight stretch have been killed, so there is no further use to spot these fields any more this year. So put your light and gun away with great care so they can be used again next year. Surely there will be some more come in next year.
Signed, A Citizen
Three-hundred thirty-one deer were checked at stations in Pocahontas County and a total of 372 was reported as the Pocahontas total from Charleston, which would include those checked in adjoining counties. Anyway, the kill exceeds that of last year.
A Holstein cow owned by K. D. Rader, of Marlinton, has just completed an outstanding record for milk and butterfat production, according to recent Dairy Herd Improvement Association figures. This cow’s production in 312 days – 14,150 pounds of milk, 469 pounds of butterfat at four years and two months of age.
CENTENNIAL TREE HUNT
Charleston –A tree so big that five yearling cattle take shelter in its hollow trunk with room to spare!
State Forester Lester McClung, is supervising the big tree hunt for the 1963 Centennial, and the largest yet reported is a white oak measuring 11 feet, 3 inches in diameter located in Randolph County about two and one-half miles south of Huttonsville on Route 219 on the property of Dr. R. C. Starcher.
“It has a hole at the base of the tree in which five yearling Black Angus, weighing 500 to 600 pounds each, go inside this tree one by one to spend the hot afternoons, with ample room inside, “Mrs. Starcher wrote to McClung.
The National Honor Society held an assembly in the auditorium on Monday, December 10, at which time the new members, who are chosen by the faculty on qualities of leadership, scholarship, character, and service week taken into the club. The new members are as follows: Phillip Anderson, Dwight Diller, Martha Kay Dilley, Sharla Gladwell, Nancy Harper, John Hudson, Suzanne Jett, Kenneth Job, Cheryl McNeill, Sandra Moyers, Mary VanReenen, Chipper Williams, Eva Anna Wyatt and Susan Yeager.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Donald Hoke, of Renick, a son, Dennis James.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Walker Beverage, a daughter, Melinda Lee.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Carl McNeill, of Marlinton, a daughter, Nancy Lynn.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. William Shelton, a son, Robert Wayne.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Aceil Ryder, of Minnehaha Springs, a daughter, Susan Ann
Born to A2-C and Mrs. James E. Simmons, a daughter, Jamelyn Estelle.
Robert Lynn Burner, aged two, son of Mr. and Mrs. Leroy Burner, of Bartow; burial in the Arbovale Cemetery.
John Guy McLaughlin, born in Dunmore, a son of the late Robert and Lydia Rusmisel McLaughlin.
Julian Lynn Beard, aged 60; born at Hillsboro, the son of Mrs. Grace Kinnison Beard and the late Colonel Paul Beard; burial in the Oak Grove Cemetery.
Saul McNeely, aged 77, of Huntington; burial in the Gibson Cemetery on Elk.