January 17, 1963
From the desk of Mrs. Jane Price Sharp
Kenneth Lonnie Bryant was arraigned before Justice of the Peace Thomas W. Smith Monday and held for the March Term of the Grand Jury in connections with the death of James Henry Lester at the Bryant home at Buckeye last Saturday night. Lester died from wounds of the head, face and neck caused by shot from a 12 gauge shotgun. Bryant was released under $2,000 bond set by Judge Nickell Kramer.
Robert Dale Wilt and Wilson Van Irvine were arraigned on Tuesday on the charge of accessories before the fact to the breaking and entering of the Bryant residence at Buckeye by James Henry Lester. After a preliminary hearing, Justice of the Peace Thomas W. Smith held them over for the Grand Jury.
Mrs. Lucy Davis had a flock of 25 to 30 robins at her home on Kee’s Flat Monday. The weather Saturday seemed like Robin time but Monday and Tuesday the thermometer was a chilly 7 and 4 here in town.
Zed Smith has been buying food for the fish in the lake near his house and last week two geese were feeding on it. After feeding he saw them fly high to the south and figured they were gone but the next day they were back to feed.
The Pocahontas County Historical Society is now the largest historical society in West Virginia and growing fast. To date there are 318 members.
Senator Jennings Randolph has disclosed that the U. S. Bureau of Public Roads has released $3.5 million for the first stage construction of the Highland Scenic Highway through the Monongahela National Forest.
Initial work will be on a 23-mile section from a point east of Richwood to another point at Slaty Fork where it will join U. S. 219.
The Highland Scenic Highway, as proposed, will be a 160 mile forest road running through the heart of the national forest from near Richwood to Gormania on U. S. 50 in Grant County.
Boys and Girls in Service
In answer to the soldier’s “Long Tour of duty,” Veteran Bob Jones, of Sebring, Ohio, writes:
“I spent one year in Schofield Barracks, one Thanksgiving, one Christmas, one New Year’s, one Easter and one Mother’s Day, but I had one satisfaction and solace.
I could stand in Schofield Barracks and look down to Pearl Harbor and see the Arizona lying there with 1,500 boys who would never make it home even for one Thanksgiving, one Christmas, one New Year’s, one Easter and one Mother’s Day – I was alive and I got back for all of them.
Sheriff Henry G. Hevener and his deputies are now wearing official sheriff uniforms.
The Marlinton Volunteer Fire Department was called out early last Thursday morning to Stamping Creek where a cabin owned by a Mr. Thompson was destroyed by fire. Their emergency car made two runs Monday, bringing Mason Sullivan, of Marlinton, and Mrs. Henderson Sharp of Frost , to the hospital.
The old preacher stood up to preach. He read the text: “They brought to Jesus all sick people that were taken with divers diseases.”
The preacher said: “Now, doctors can scrutinize you, analyze you and sometimes cure your ills, but when you have divers diseases, then only the Lord can cure. And brethren, there is a regular epidemic of divers diseases among us!
“Some dive for the door after Sunday School is over. Some dive for the television set during the evening service. Some dive into a book of excuses about work that needs to be done for Jesus. Others dive for a car and take a trip over the weekend, forsaking the assembling and teaching assignments. Then a few dive into a flurry of faultfinding every time the church takes on a work program. Yes, brethren, it takes the Lord and love of the church to cure divers diseases: you is in a bad way, brethren.”
From Newsletter, Waverly Road, Kingsport, Tennessee, Presbyterian Church.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Fred Phillips, of Marlinton, a son.
Mrs. Olevia Malcomb, aged 91, widow of Thomas C. Malcomb.
James Henry Lester, aged 32, the son of Henry and Eliza Vandevender Lester; burial in Mountain View Cemetery.
Garnett Lee Sharp, aged 77, born in Clover Lick, a son of the late Clark and Virginia Ellen Kittle Sharp; burial in the Valley Head Cemetery.