March 7, 1963
From the desk of Mrs. Jane Price Sharp
The Pocahontas County Sports Greats Committee has received forty three (43) nominations for the fifteen sports greats that have been allotted to the County. After careful consideration the committee is pleased to announce that they have selected the following fifteen persons as the Pocahontas County Sports Greats: Sam Bartholomew, Bruce Bosley, A. E. Cooper, Dick Huffman, Snowden Kellison, Charles LaRue, Dick McElwee, Alex McLaughlin, G. D. McNeill, Basil Sharp, Don VanReenan, Harry Warren, Mrs. Merle Wimer, Paul Yeager, West Virginia Wesleyan 1910 Football Team Members: Bill Buckley, J. E. Buckley, Snowden Kellison and George Lightner.
The names of the others that were nominated are as follows: F. C. Allen, John Bessling, Charles Hill, Bob Hockenberry, Ross Hufford, John T. Johnston, Henry Kelley, Arden Killingsworth, John LaRue, Paul (Bunyon) Lord, Abe McLaughlin, Reid Moore, Albert Palmer, Elmer Palmer, Charlie Peters, Max Poscover, Dr. N. R. Price, Basil P. Sharp, Roger Sharp, George Shiffler, Sr., Bob Sutton, Enoch Taylor, Claude Warren, Hull Yeager, and Sterl Yeager.
The different sports represented were football, baseball, basketball, coaching, log rolling, archery, diving, foot-racing, wrestling, track and soccer.
Marlinton won the Section 1, Region V Tournament at Hillsboro last weekend by winning over Hillsboro Friday night 69-62 and over Green Bank 77-56 on Saturday night. Individual awards were as follows: Best Foul Shot – 83.3 percent, tie, Richard Morgan and Paul Workman, Marlinton. Player Sportsmanship Trophy – Tommy Cook, Hillsboro.
Best Cheering Section – Green Bank.
Three Best Cheerleaders - Sue Withers, Marlinton; Elizabeth Workman, Hillsboro; Donna McCutcheon, Green Bank.
Outstanding Player – Paul Workman, Marlinton.
All Tournament Team – Paul Workman, Marlinton, Delmos Barb, Marlinton, Joe Hollandsworth, Hillsboro, Richard Morgan, Marlinton, Gibby Sage, Marlinton, Tommy Cook, Hillsboro, and George Shears, Green Bank.
The birthstone amethyst says those born in February are loyal friends, have an optimistic outlook, are versatile and capable and sincere in their ideas of what is right. All this is certainly true of John C. Gilmore who celebrated his 83rd birthday February 22. He is the son of the late Andrew and Cora Gilmore, of Bath County, Virginia. His hobby is walking to town, stopping to talk with friends, mostly about God and how we should live. Yes, he is loyal, faithful and true to his family and his church, rising Mt. Zion Baptist Church of Marlinton, and to this community, a father not only to his family but to all who know him, he is always ready to lend a helping hand in any way he can.
Mr. Gilmore is a retired C&O employee and resides at his home here with his daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. John Brown. He has one other daughter, Mrs. Cora Jackson, of Miami, Florida, nieces and nephews, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and friends, all who love him dearly.
The winners in the 1962 Pocahontas County 4-H Ham and Bacon Show and Sale were Lonnie Armstrong, Buckeye, Reserve Champion Bacon; Patty Gay Sharp, Marlinton, Champion Bacon; Phyllis Ann Hill, Hillsboro, Champion Ham; and Howard McLaughlin, Huntersville, Reserved Champion Ham.
The Champion Ham was purchased by the First National Bank for a record price of $124.25.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Ronnie Leon Ball, of Huntersville, a son, named Ricky Leon.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Robert Lee Kelley, of Harrisville, a daughter, named Sandra Lee.
Hunter Austin Hively, aged 39, of Dunmore; enroute to the University Hospital in Charlottesville, Virginia, after receiving head injuries when an end-loader fell on him at his farm; the son of John and Eva Rexrode Hively, and husband of Dotty Lou Mullens Hively. Burial in the Hively Cemetery.
Herbert C. Dean, aged 57, of Hillsboro; survived by his wife, three daughters and eight sons; burial in the Emmanuel Cemetery at Lobelia.