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P00d., 24900 Serving Pocahontas County-- The Birthplace of Rivers THE POCAHONTAS T|MES :Office No, 436-640 - ISSN Na 0738K376)  wv. pocahontasti rues.corn MARI.INTON, PfXTAHONTAS ( OI!N'IY, WF.SI VIR(itNtA 24954 Little League Registrations dates for registration for for this year will be: Elementary School Monday, March 10, from Isboro Library, Monday, O, from 6 - 8 p.m. Bank School, Tuesday, from 5 to 7 p.m. are for Tee-ball, Minor Little League, Junior and ue, and Girls Softball. interested in playing base- softball must register sign-up. Fee is $20 per interested in volunteer- :h as coaching, umpiring, need to fill out a volun- at these sign-ups. questions, please 799-4645, during work r 799-4868 after 6 p.m. Scout Pack #3Ys and Gold Banquet and Gold Banquet has to March 9, at the Fel- at 5:30 p.m. All are to bring a covered dish their complete uniform. and drinks will be pro- pack. Hope to see you Turkey Federation Banquet Pocahontas Strutters, a of the National Wild Turkey will hold its second an- fund membership ban- Saturday, March 8, at the Moose Lodge. Doors p.m. and the dinner will Meeting March 11 Marlinton Business Asso- (MBA will meet Tuesday, I 1, at 7 p.m in the MeClin- The February meeting due to weather, so at- at the March meeting is agenda items: Goals for Establishment of Commit- Mountain Waters Byway Status, CMP, etc.); Mem- ;tutus Applica- dues should be made MBA and mailed to: Les- T02 Third Ave., Marlin- 24954. Bring your dues to the meeting and save a Little Levels Fair Meeting be held Sunday, March 9, at Ruth Taylor's home, Lane. Everyone welcome. for lunch. Final edit of book. Important- of Events. Little Levels Fair will be held June 27, 29. Care Auxiliary meet Tuesday, March 11, in the TV room. All mere- urged to attend. Legion Post t150 meet Tuesday, March 11, p.m. & 00etreatian Beginning Embroidery, taught by Charlene Beverage. Thursdays, beginning March 13-27, 6 to 8 p.m, Hiilsboro Library, $8, Call 799-7386 to register and for a list of supplies. Pre-school "Open Gym," Fri- day, March 7, 7 to 8 p.m., for ages 5 and under, at the Parks and Re- creation office in Marlinton. Hand Pottery Class, taught by Cynthia Greary, for grades 5-12. Learn basic hand-building tech- niques while completing several kiln-fired pieces. March 17, 18, 19 and 25, 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., Green Bank School. Class size is limited. Call to register. Easter Basket Making Class, taught by Charlene Beverage, for grades 5-12, March 18-20, 4 to 5:30 p.m., Hillsboro Library. Class size is limited. Call to register. Basket Making Workship, taught by Margie Sparks, March 17 and 18, 6:30 p.m., Green Bank School. Class size is limited. Call for details. For more information or to register for any of these classes, call the Parks and Recreation office at 799-7386. Pocahontas County Opera House Foundation Will present an evening of old- time string music with The Yahoes, Saturday, March 8, 7:30 p.m. at the Opera House in Marlin- ton. Admission is $5, with coffee house style seating. Refreshments will be available. For more infor- mation, call 799-4009. 4$th Annual Highland Maple Festival Highland County, "Virginia's Switzerland," invites you to travel the back roads and mountain high- wayHo attend the 45th H Festival March 8 and 9 and March 15 and 16. Visitors can tour maple sugar camps and observe the pro- cess of "sugar" making from tree tapping to bottling the Finished pro- duct. Festival food specialties include pancakes, buckwheat cakes, map00-mvored doughnuts and High- land County's homegrown rainbow trouu Activities include a juried Art & Crafts Show and live enter- tainmcut. For more information call 540- 468-2550, fax 540-468-2551, or e- mail highcc@cfw.com, web www.hianty.org Pro-Life Meeting Pocahontas County Pro-Life will meet at the Green Bank Library on Monday, March 10, at 7 p.m. Amateur Radio Club The Eight Rivers Amateur Radio Club will hold their annual busi- ness meeting and elections of offic- ers on Thursday, March 13 at 7:30 p.m. in the Distance Learrdng Lab at Pocahontas County High School. Anyone interested in ama- teur radio is encouraged to attend. For more information call 456- 2134. M0rlp00 m mean M0m M0m in Y0ur P00ket of West V'wg/n/a lot w I00lp redt:-00 your rats taday. 799-4640 l Church _00otite00 Trinity Baptist Church Special Gospel Singing Sunday, March 9, 7 p.m. with Judy Masters and Abbygale Chazis. Revival Boyer Hill Mennonite Church March 16-23, Sunday beginning at 6 p.m. and weekdays, 7:30 p.m. Speaker Curvin Marlin, of Dayton, Virginia. Stamping Creek Tabernacle Sunday, March 9, Sunday School 10 a.m., Worship 11 a.m Speaker Duane Green. Marlinton UMC Sunday, March 9, Sunday School 9:45 a.m., Worship 1 ! a.m Mary's Chapel Sunday School 10 a.m., Worship 11 am. Marlinton Presbyterian Church Sunday, March 9, Worship I0 a.m., Sunday School 11 a.m.; Wednesday Children's Choir 3:30 p.m. Buckeye Chapel Sunday School 10 a.m. Swago UMC Sunday School 10 a.m. Mace UMC 1st & 3rd Sunday at 9 a.m., 2nd & 4th Sunday at 6 p.m. Sunday School 10 a.m. each Sunday. First Baptist Church Huntersville Southern Baptist 003eatl)00 I lllll Alice Conrad Alice Conrad died Tuesday, March 4, at St. Joseph Hospital in Buckhannon. No arranagements have been made at press time. VanReenen Funeral ltome has the body. Roma Dill Roma Branham Fields Dill, age 93, of Bay City, Texas, formerly of Cass, died Saturday, March 1, 2003, in Bay City. Mrs. Dill was born April 28, 1909, in Tivis, Virginia, and was the daughter of the late Thomas Abraham and Elizabeth Wallace Branham. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Albert Steve Fields; three children, James How- ard Fields, Lovella Fields, and Patsy Ruth Fields Shields; her sec- ond husband, Wallace Dill; and a brother, Thomas O. Bmnham. Survivors include a daughter, Rodcllin Fields Ingrain, of Bay City; a sister, Naomi Powcll, ol Elkhorn City, Kentucky; three step- daughters, Colleen Yokum, of Rockaway Beach, Missouri, Bertha Lcc Burns, of Clarcmont, Florida, and Joyce Dill, of Providence Forge, Virginia; two granddaughters and three great-grandchttdren. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Wallace and Wallace Ftmeral Home in Arbovale. Burial will be in Mountain View Cemetery in Marlinton. Visitation will be Thursday from 6 to 9 p.m. at Lhe Funeral Home at Axbovale. Pearl F, Wilt Pearl F. Will age 96, of Beard Heights, Marlinton, died Sunday, March 2, 2003, after a short illness Sunday School 10 a.m., at Alleghany Regional Hospital in Worship. Children's Worship Time Low Moor, Virg She was born January 18, (ages 4-9) 11 a.m., Sunday Evening Service 7 p.m., Wednesday Bible Study 7 p.m. WWJD Kids Club and Children Meet 7 p.m. New Hope Lutheran Church Minnehaha Springs. Sunday, March 9, Sunday School 2 p.m., Worship 3 p.m. Marlinton Church of Christ Lakeview Estates. Sunday Morning Class 9:45 a.m., Sunday Morning Service 10:45 a.m., Sunday Evening 6 p.m.; Wednesday Bible Study 7 p.m. Marlinton First Church of the Nazarene Rt. 219, Edray, Sunday School 10 a.m., Worship 11 a.m., Sunday night service, 6 p.m; Wednesday Bible Study & Youth Group, 7 p.m. Marlinton Church of God Beard Heights. Sunday School & Crossword Kids Ministries I0 a.m.; Evening Service 7 p,m.; Thursdays, Kids Clubs, H20, Adult Class 7 p.m. Trinity Baptist Church Sunday School 9:45 to 11 a.m., Worship 11 a.m. to noon, Children's Church 11 a.m. to noon; Wednesday, 7 to 8 p.m. Frank Baptist Church Sunday School 10:30 a.m., Sunday Night Worship 7 p.m., Wednesday Night Bible Study 7 p.m. Transpdrtation available contact Larry or Becky at 456.4795. Wnley Chapel UMC Hillsboro. Sunday School 10 a,m., Children through Adult. Worship 11 a.m. (Nursery provided ages 4 and under), Children's Ministry Kid's Time Sunday 5:30 p.m.; Wednesday Night Bible Study 7:30 p.m. St. John's Episcopal Church Sunday School and Adult Bible Study, I0 a.m., Worship Service 11 a.m.; Monday, Girl Scorns, 4 p.m.; Wednesday, Narcotics Anonymous, 7 p.m.; Wednesday, March 5, Ash Wednesday Service 7 p.m. Continued to page 2 Attend Chz;rch this Sunday! 190% in Spring Creek to the late George and Zelphia Fowler. Preceding her in death were her husband, Keith Wilt; four sons, Kenneth, Tommy, Harold and John Wilt; two daughters, Berntice Lester, Shirley Hogge; six hr',hers, Eie, Anthony, Otho, Bernard, LJ. and Homer Fowler; and two sisters, Jesse Sampson and Mar- guerite North. Surviving her are a daughter, Rebr Spanler, of Hertford, North Carolina; two sons, Ed Will of Westville, New Jersey, Bob Wilt, of Hillsboro; and two sisters, Ruth Seay, of Renick, and Marie Fowler, of Pennsylvania; twenty-five grandchildren, twenty-six great- grandchildren, and five great-great- Funeral services were held Wed- nesday afternoon at VanReenen Funeral Home by the Rev. Jerry Moore, with burial in Mountain View Cemetery. Charles E, Bilyard Charles Eugene Bilyard, age 82, of  died Tuesday, February 25, 2003, at his home in D urbin. Mr. Bilyard was born February 25, 1921, in Miami, Florida, and was the son of the late Tom W. and Pearl Lee Williamson Bilyard. He was a memher of the Frank- lin Seventh Day Adventist Church, was a self-employed plasterer, and was an intermail carri for the Fair- fax County School Board. Preceding him in death were a sister and a Ixother. He is survived by his wife, Madeline Mac Bilyard; a daughter, Shirley Byers, of Arbovale; two gins, Stanley Lee Bilyard, of Arbo- vale, and Wayne Allen Bilyard, of llanisonburg, Virginia; two sisters, Lena CrandalL of C,egia, and Mar- guerite Johnson, of Florida; a brother, Robert Bilyard, of Vir- ginia; ten grandchildren and twenty- Graveside services were held Friday afternoon by Pastor Stewart Pepper in the Arbovale Annex Cemetery. Correction Omitted from the obituary of Edith Harper was the name of a step-daughter, Connie Jarman, of Additional Deaths on page 9 MARCH 6, 2003 VOL,120- NO. 38 30" Electric Range GE Spectrd'30 '' Range with Self.Cleaning Oven RBS25GV Easy to clean upswept cooktop. One 8" and three 6" plug-in heating elements. One-piece chrome drip bowls. Frameless black glass oven door. Full-width storage drawer. o.j369 JBP64BB Super large 5.0 cu, ft. capacity oven with 6 rack positions. Frameless black glass oven door with window. QuickSet oven controls with dig- ital display and auto oven shut off. o.J599. 00irtb00 Joseph E. Moore and Alesha Woody, of Buckeye, are proud to announce the birth of their son, Matthew Emery Moore, born at the Greenbrier Valley Medical Center on Febru 28, 2003, at 8:13 a.m. He weighed 6 lbs., 14 ozs. and was 19 I/2 inches long. Maternal grandparents are Mary Ryder, of Buckeye, and Allen Woody, of Marlinton. Gre.at-grand- parents are Ronnie and Kathy Gor- don, of Buckeye, and Dorothy Cur- tis, of Hot Springs, Virginia. Great-great-mother is Kay Keeler, of Buckeye. Paternal grandmother is Debra K. Fiero, of Waynesboro,Virginia, and the late Harold Moore. Great-grand- parents are Lucy C. Moore, of Mar- linton, Mildred Shearer, and James (Buck) Shearer. Great-great-mother is Mary Alice Moore, of Marlinton. Trifold Youth Center Events for March Mondays: Kids Making a Dif- ference Team, 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 18: Board meeting at 6:30 p.m. Public invit- ed Friday, March 2 i: Center opens at 3:30 p.m. Pocahontas Library Board The Pocahontas County Free Li- braries monthly Board of Directors meeting will be held at the Green Bank Public Library Tuesday, March t 1, at 7 p.m. The public is invited to attend. FFA/4-H Ham, Bacon, & Egg Sale The Pocahontas County FFA/4-H Ham, Bacon, & Egg Sale will be held later this year than in previous years, due to new state re- quirements for the products sold. The date will be announced as soon as it is set. Diabetic Cooking School Offered A diabetic cooking school will be held March 25, April 1, and April 8. from 6 to 8 p.m. at Hills- boro Elementary School in the Senior Citizen Room. The Dining with Dmtes program is free and intended for people of all ages with diabetes, their family members, or anyone who cooks for a diabetic. Participants should be prepared to commtt to all three nights of the school, plus a one night follow-up session in October. Class particip- ants will learn about diabetic meal planning and food preparation, re- ceive rectpe booklets, watch cook- in, demonstrations, and taste foods made with less fat, sugar and salt. Spaces are limit- ed, so call the Pocahontas County Extension Office at 799-4852 to register now. i i 009000pital .q00eWS POCAHONTAS MEMORIAL HOSPITAL Admissions Mattie Carlisle, Phyllis William- son, Virginia Waugh. Kyle Sharp, Grace Shelton, Beverly Bayer, Martha Workman, Gladys Wilfong, Kennethy Dulaney, Victoria pritt, Marie Stanley, Carry Broyles, Christopher Semons, Charles Hig- gins, Teresa Rudd, Doctor Ray- mond Alderman, Harry Jordan, and Kevin Crischargd Pearl Wilt, Barbara Casteel, Mary Lacy, Martha Workman, Doris Wooten, Robert Kelley. Ralph Rhodes, Beverly Bayer, George Miller, Frances Miller, Kenneth Dulaney, Phyllis Williamson, Christopher Semons, Kyle Sharp, Gladys Wilfong, Mattie Carlisle, Beverly Carden, Marie Stanley, Faye Dean, George Gibson, Car- men Sharp, and Victoria Pritt Family Resource Network to Hold Regular Meeting The Family Resource Network will meet on Thursday, March 13, at the Marlinton Presbyterian Church at !1:45 a.m. A compli- mentary lunch will be served. Ten- tative speaker wil he Willa Keatley from Health and Human Resources. She will discuss the new food ,;tamp card and how to use it. Pocahontas Senior Center conducting survey PSC is conducting a survey to determine the number of people in " the county who could benefit from an Alzheimer's/Dementia DayCare Program. While all the details are undetermined at this time, the pro- gram could include a variety of days and times and include meals and ac- tivities. If you have a family mem- ber, or know someone, who could benefit from these services, please contact Melonie or Teresa at 799- 6337 by March 21. Exercise Class Presented by Naturally You A new 4 week exercise class will be offered by Naturally You with sessions starting March 10, at 6 p.m. Class is designed for men and women, fit and unfit. Call 799- 5471 for more information and to enroll. Grouse Habitat Seminar The Ruffed Grouse Society, Northcentral W. Va. Chapter, will hold a Ruffed Grouse and Woodcock Habitat Seminar on Monday, March 10, at 6:30"p.m. at the Stanley In- stitute of Technology, 120 Linden Avenue, in Clarksburg. Mark Banker, regional biologist for the Ruffed Grouse Society, will discuss how to create habitat for grouse and woodcock and how to get a project started. For more information call Mark Banker, g 14.867-7946, or godger Lundell, 304.472-2.190,