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!: !Je tabonta00 Serving Pocahontas County00The Birthplace of Rivers Maflinton, WV 24954 ONTAS TIMES ISSN No. 07388376 www. MARLINTON, POCAHONTAS COUNTY, WEST VIRGINIA 24954 APRIL 3, 2003 VOL. 120 - NO. 42 Fhae Change morning, April 6, time for change to Day- Time. Spring For- Your clocks one hour n Group Month. Bring poem and join the group at the Me- Monday April 7, at refreshments will be selection for next is The Pavilion S. Buck. .nt County Free Li- Board of Directors be held at the Hills- Library on Tuesday The public is in- ent Library will host an Hillsboro resident in the conference he month of April. also include pieces Susanna, and The public is wel- this display of local B33 Cub Scouts 5, is Greenbrier Day. All at the depot at 9 With the clean-up. bags will be pro- ot and help make District Pine- Derby District Pine- be held on Satur- at the Richwood Registration ;m. If you placed first, second or you are eli- the District level. Center Auxiliary 1 p.m. Tuesday, room. VFW Auxiliary April 10, Home in Camp- Legion Post #50 Tuesday, April 8, at the of our men and will be held 12, in Marlin- e from noon to 1 House. The rally at 1, down Ninth The American Le- Veterans of Ameri- of Foreign Wars, of America, and Veterans Honor Virginia I & 00etreation Open Gym, Friday, April 4, 7 to 9 p.m., Marlinton Middle School. Everyone is welcome. Digital Photography Class, for grades 5 and up, learn how to use a digital camera and how to print your photos in creative ways. Taught by Sarah Burt-Kinderman, Monday and Thursday, April 7 and 10, 3:45 to 5:15 p.m.. at the Youth Center in Marlinton. Homemade Skin Care, taught by Maribeth Saleem, Learn to make your own lip balm and other crea- tions, for grades 5 and up. Monday, April 14. 3:30 to 5 p.m.. Marlin- ton Middle School. Creative Dance classes, for ages 3-10, taught by Lorrie Monte, Thursdays. April 24 through June 5, at the Parks and Recreation of- rice, Marlinton, $25. Scholarships are available. Times and age break down will be determined by regis- tration. Class size is limited. Call 799-7386 to register. Open Gym, Friday, April 11, 7 to 8:30 p.m., Hillsboro Gym. Everyone is welcome. For more information or to register for any of these classes, call the Parks and Recreation Office at 799-7386. II 00rifo00 :fltlini00'i00 Events for April Monday, April 7: Kids Making A Difference Team 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Pick up trash day at Elementa- ry school. Monday, April 14: Kids Mak- ing A Difference Team 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Easter presentation. Tuesday, April 15: Board Meet- ing. Public is invited to attend. Friday, April 18: Center closed in honor of Good Friday. Monday, April 21: Kids Mak- ing a Difference Team 3:30 to 5:30 Friday, April 25: Kids Making A Difference Team invites the vocal team inmates to the Marlinton Mu- nicipal Building at 7 p.m. For ages 12 and older unless accompanied by an adult. Free of charge. Refresh- ments to follow. Saturday, April 26: Pool night for ages 12 and older only. Open until 10 p.m. Monday, April 28: Kids Mak- ing A Difference Team 3:30 to 5:30 "Poteen" April 12 at Opera House Enjoy the "Appai-Irish" sound of Poteen, Saturday, April 12, 7:30 p.m. at the Opera House in Marlin- ton. Admission is $5. Refresh- ments will be available. Sponsored by the Pocahontas County Opera House Foundation with financial assistance from Pocahontas County Drama, Fairs and Festivals and the West Virginia Commission on the Arts. Attention PCHS Class of 1993 Members of the Pocahontas County class of 1993 are trying to plan a lO-year reunion. Anyone interested in planning and/or attending the event is asked to call Kim Hall Gainer at (304) 645-2074 by May I. We tll  a t'tm a! in this am. If ira w$h to p,  p bp for a can pae list and u a ame tie Scm mr on l W Tin. 00eatb00 Mary Irene Mace Mary Irene (Suze) Mace, age 50, of Rt. 1, Marlinton, died Mon- day, March 31, 2003, at her home. The daughter of Mary Kay Smith McLaughlin, of Marlinton, and the late Joseph Rune McLaugh- lin, she was born at Marlinton on March 3, 1953. She was a member of the Mar- linton Presbyterian Church, where she served as a Deacon. Mrs. Mace is survived by her husband. Leo William Mace, Jr.; two daughters, Cherie Lea Mace Friel, of Buckeye, and Carrie Lynn Mace Hicicman, of Marlinton; two grandchilldren; her mother; and a brother, Richard Rune McLaughlin, of Marlinton. Funeral services will be held at 11 axa. Thursday by Earl "Butch" Michael at the Marlinton Presbyte- rian Church. Burial will be in Mountain View Cemetery. Memorial gifts may be made to the Marlinton Fire and Rescue Squad. Visitation Wednesday night at Marlinton Presbyterian Church from 6 to 9. Jerry Lewis Keaton Jerry Lewis Keaton, age 75, of Hillsboro, died Thursday, March 27, 2003, at home. Mr. Keaton had worked as an electrician in the coal mines. He served in the Navy during World War IL The son of the late Virgil and Heuie Birchfield Keaton, he was born at Hutch Kiss August 12, 1927. Survivors include his wife, Anna V. Ware Keaton; two daugh- ters, Treva Bowman, of Culpeper, Virginia, and Donna Morley, of Bay City, Michigan; a step- daughter, Lonsie Tacy, of Buckhan- non; two sons, Ronald Keaton, of Bealeton, Virginia, and George Kea- "ton, of Williamsburg; three ste W sons, Rick Moats, of Cincinnati, Ohio, Tom Moats, of White Sulphur Springs, and Robert Mayes, of Buckhannon; five broth- ers, Clinton Keaton, of Payette, Idaho, and Carl Keaton, of Meadow Bridge, Thomas Keaton, of Beck- Icy, Walter Keaton and Frank Kea- ton, both of Slab Fork; twenty-fonr grandchildren and sixteen great- Funeral services were held Sun- day at VanReenen Funeral Home by Harry "Buddy" Crockett, with burial in Oak Grove Cemetery. Memorial gifts may be made to Greenbrier Valley Hospice, Lewis- burg. Additional Deaths on page 7 Ninth Grade Gearup Event A representative of WV Clear- inghouse, a website designed spe- cifically with college and career goals in mind, will walk you through the site and give you an overview of all it has to offer in two sessions from 6 p.m.-7 p.m. and 7 p.m.-8 p.m. at PCHS Wed- nesday, April 9. Parent-Teacher Conferences will be held that same evening. Call Donna Burns at 799- 4505 with questions. Home Finance Seminar First Citizens Bank will host a Home Finance Seminar at its Arbo- vale Branch on" Monday, April 7, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. The semi- nar will include information on how much house you can afford, how to qualify for a mortgage loan, how to prepare for the application process, and affordable housing programs offered by the bank. The seminar is open to the public and refreshments will be served. Call 456-3117 if you have ques- tions. Frozen Food Orders All bulk frozen food orders are due in the Extension Office before April 8. The order form can be oh- mined from any 4-H leader in the county or by calling the Extension Office at 799-4852. The frozen food sale is sponsored by the Poca- hontas County 4-H Leaders Asso- ciat/on. Theresa Deree Jackson Theresa Deree Jackson, age 37, of High Point, North Carolina, died Saturday, March 29, 2003. She was born in Alexandria, Virginia, July 4, 1965, the daughter of Gary Coulter, of Renick, and Vicki Cooke, of Richwood. Surviving her in addition to her parents are her husband, Timothy Jackson; two daughters, Amanda Hoffman and Tracy Hoffman, both of High Point; and a son, Daniel, of Ocala, Florida; a sister, Mitzi Barnett, of Clinton, Missouri. Funeral services will be held at VanReenen Funeral Home at 1 p.m. Thursday by the Rev. Bernard Sims. Burial will be in the Beaver Creek Cemetery. Visitation at VanReenen Funeral Home Wednesday 7 to 9 p.m. Elizabeth Irene McLaughltn Elizabeth Irene McLaughlin, age 51, of Rt. 2, Marlinton, died at her home Friday. March 28, 2003. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Huntersville. A native of Marlinton, she was born November 21, 1951, the daughter of the late Carman Emer- son and Thelma Irene Smith Sharp. Surviving her are her husband, Howard Lee McLaughlin; three daughters, Jennifer Jade Hendrick, of Durbin, Jessica Jane McLaugh- lin, of Marlinton, and Jeanetta Joye Younger, of ltasca, Texas; one son, Charles Samuel Sharp, of Marlin- ton; five grandchildren; a sister, Mary Sharon Crone, of Lewisburg; and a brother, Carman C. Sharp, Jr., of Marlinton. Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at VanReenen Funeral Home by the Rev. Jerry Moore, with burial in the cLaughlin Cemetery, Hunters- ville, Memorial gifts may be given to C_nelmer Valley Hospice. Gina Marie Jack Gina Marie Jack, age 32, of Marlinton, died Thursday, March 27, 2003. Mrs. Jack was born August 2, 1970, at Waynesboro, Virginiato Darien Fink Hoke and the late Mil- ton Roy Hickman. She was of the Baptist faith. She is survived by her husband, Erick Jack; two daughters, Brittany Leigh Jack and Cheyenne Nicole Jack; son, Dylan Brandon Jack; her mother, Darlene Hoke, and step- father, Kenny "Doc" Hoke, of Mar- iinton; four brothers, Stephen Hickman, of Marlinton, Kevin Hickman, of Richmond, Virginia, Mike Holm and Matt Hoke, both of Marlinton; grandmother, Linda R. Casll, of Marlinton. Services were held Monday morning by the Rev. Jerry Moore at Wallace and Wallace Funeral Home in At_borate. Burial was in the Arbovale Cemetery. Holly Hubert McClaln Holly Hubert McClain, age 65, of Buckeye, died Thursday, March 27, 2003, at the Veterans Adminis- tration Hospital in Becidey. Born in Walkersville October 21, 1937, he was the son of the late Okey and Margaret Ann Scott McClain. Mr. McClain was employed in construction and managemenL had served in the Army, and was a member of the Masonic Lodge, MacDonald Win'run Lodge No. 103, Order of Eastern Star, Winola Chapter #59, at Mount Hope. He was a member of Marvin Chapel United Methodist Church. Survivors include his wife, Nancy D. Sharp McClain; daughter, Debra J. Porterfieid, of Hager- stown, Maryland; son, Tony H. McClain, of New Durham, New Hampshire; three grandchildren; two brothers, Michael O. McClain, of Buckeye, and William T. McClain, of St. Petersburg, Florida. Funeral services were held Monday at VanReenen Funeral Home by the Rev. Phyllis Cox. Burial was in the Sharp Cemetery on Stamping Creek. Solliday Obituary Correction In last week's obituary of Martin Solliday it should have had two sons, Daniel Shelly Solliday and Martin Shelly Solliday, III. Posturepedic Support Only From Sealy SLAM MAITR[ SAVINGS' Prices Start As Low As $99.95 Twin (Each Piece) Don't Miss Out On The Savings.' HARDWARE Illll II I I 00irtb00 Dorion Biggs would like to an- nounce the birth of her new baby brother, Devon James, born March 8, 2003, atDr. Bennett's Birthing Center. Devon weighed 6 pounds, 2 ounces, and was 20 1/2 inches long. Proud parents are Terrie Beck and William Biggs, of Marlinton. Proud maternal grandparents are Yvonne Beck, of Marlinton, and Dave Beck, of Arizona. Proud pa- ternal grandparents are Roger Teter and Doric Biggs, of Marlinton. Tim and Katie(McGreal)Riley and daughter Jenna announce the birth of Connor William and Justin Patrick on March 14, 2003. Connor was 5 lbs., 10 oz., and Justin was 5 lbs., 8 oz., They were born at St. Mary's Hospital in Richmond, Vir- ginia. Connor and Justin are the identi- cal twin grandsons of Jim and Lou- ise Riley, of Arbovale, and Many and Sue McGreal, of McHenry, Maryland. Mark and Angela Gordon, of Martinsburg, are proud to announce the birth of their first son, Ryan Nicholas. Ryan was. born at Winchester Medical Center, Febru- ary 19, 2003. He weighed 5 pounds, 13 ounces, and was 19 inches long. Maternal grandparents are Lewis and Billie Sue Foe, of Arbovale. Paternal grandparents are Don- ald and Betty Gordon, of Green Bank. Great-grandparents are Miilie Waybright, of Arbovale, and Efrie Gordon, of Circleviile. I IIIII Cburc00 _f2otices Church Notices on page 9 Earth Day Celebration at the Hilisboro Library On April 21 and 22 from 1 to 3 p.m. all children are invited to a special Earth Day program held at the Hillsboro Library. Activities will revolve around earth awareness and our ecological footprints on the earth. Each child is asked to bring one old shoe. On the 21st please wear old clothes because we will be painting. Weather permitting on the 22nd, we will even have an Earth Day Parade. Refreshments will be served after the parade. Come out and learn more about your planet. Little Levels Heritage Fair Meeting Rescheduled The meeting originally scheduled for April 6 is rescheduled for April 27, at 1 p.m. at Ruth Taylor's home. All groups wishing to be in- cluded in the Schedule of Events must have their information in by this meeting. Everyone welcome. II 00o00pitaI $1002eW00 POCAHONTAS MEMORIAL HOSPITAL Admissions Maude Moore, Damon Landis, Allie Vance, Joanne Workman, Patsy Puffenbarger, Charles Beaver, Robert Decker, Margaret Miller, Sarah Baldwin, Teresa Rudd, Linda Cassell, Mattie Carlisle, Kathryn Smith, Robert Ryder, Thomas Walton, Lucy Moore. and Kenneth Adkinson Discharged Shirley Ray, Damon Landis, Eula Moore, Patsy Mason, Maude Moore, Velma Turner, Lakie Me- Million, Kenneth Adkinson, Kim- burly Luster, Eleanor Arbogast, Harriet Gross, Edith Workman, Charles Higgins, Calvin Clutter, Patsy Puffenbarger, Betty Friel, Al- Ike Vance, Donald Gross, Robert Decker, Linda Cassell, Thomas Walton, and Robert Ryder Francis Baldwin is a patient at CAMC Memorial, in the Cardiac Division. Training Session Free training on Suicide Risk Assessment Commitment Process will be held at the Greenbrier County Department of Health and Human Resources office in Lewis- burg on Tuesday, April 8, at 10 a.m. CEUs available for social workers. Training is sponsored by Greenbrier Connections Collabora-' tire, of which Pocahontas County Family Resource Network is part. Family Resource Network Get involved! The Family Re- source Network will be holding a meeting on April lO, at 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Marlinton Presby- terian Church Fellowship Hall. Lo- cal Law Enforcement plans to he there to help answer your questions. Leslie Stone of the Governor's Cabinet on Children and Families will be there to facilitate the meet- ing. Everyone is welcome, A com- plimentary lunch will he provided. Shooting Starz Pom-Pom and. Twlrlette Squad Sign-Up Shooting Starz Pom-Pom and Twirlette Squad will have sign-up on April 24, at the Parks and Re- creation Room from 5 to 6 p.m. Any girls ages three years and up that are interested in participating for the 2003 season may sign-up at that time. If you have questions or need more information call 799- 6203, between 6 and 8 p.m. Senior News , On April 24, Joyce Armen- trount from the Social Security Ad- ministration will be at the Marlin- ton Senior Center from 11:15 a.m, until 1 p.m. Everyone is welcome to come and ask questions to learn ......... more about your SSA.