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i i D0wn i0se Paymentsf There's nothing like a cancelled check to prove that you made a payment. This automatic-receipt feature is only one of the many advantages of a g checking account. We'll welcome you as a depositor. aoum. Ddve.k Windew--$ pJ. to 7 pJn. Fddap BANK OF MARLINTON ..................... COMPLWrE BANKING FACILgH] l i Member Federal Deposit Immrm Corp. II I rlJIK yr  up To stoe,ooo II m.. ,'...! ...V. InThis Bank Arv Insurl FOCAHuIIA TIMES , Orchids (Page 2) ! To Mike Condon for of. FubSshed eery 2"hmsday except fering garden plots to peo- the last wck of the Teal'. pie. Etered at the Post Office at Mar- hntn, st lrginia 484, u cola cia matter. UI3CEIP'I'ION CHARGES In t ccahonzas County $6.U0 a year All Others $8 ]n advance Plus Tax WILLIAM PRICE McNEEL I W To First National Bank for beautifying their bank corner with shrubbery and trees. ammmmh.em Letter Superintendent, Cass RR EDITOR Earlier this summer, I JANE S. JESSEE, came to Cass and rode your MANAGING EDITOR Bald Knob train - and had a T-HURSDA, JUNE3, 1982 fantastic (and educational) Pioneer Days--July 9-11, '82 time! More than that your '" rain (me nays} taught, Passports and are still teaching, me The U. S. Department some very important les- of State, Passport Agency sons, for example: it's OK Services has advised me that persons planning to travel abroad should apply for a passport at least six weeks prior to departure date. Normally, processing time for a passport appli- cation will vary between three and four weeks. At this time, however, back- logs have resulted due to a record number of applica- tions being made. I'm told that the months of March and April broke all pre- vious records for the num- ber of passports applied for and issued. Passport appli- cations may be obtained from the office of the Pocahontas County Circuit Clerk. Earl D. Michael Clerk of Circuit Court Circuit Court Civil Cases May 10- Betty Brown Miller vs. Theodore R. Mil- ler, divorce granted and plaintiff returned to her maiden name, Betty Jane Brown. May 14 - Pistol permit approved for Ronald Lee Mick. May 17 - The Charles- ton National Bank vs. Ag- nes E. and Howard Mam- ak, default judgment in favor of the plaintiff in the amount of $929.27 plus interest. May 19 - Town of Marlin- ton vs. Dorothy L. Thom- as. et als, Dorothy L. Thomas dismissed as a de- fendant in this suit. Liquor Tax Distribution State Treasurer Larrie Bailey has announced the distribution of $846,283.29 for the months of January, February and March, 1982. Bailey said the distribu- tion of checks to counties and municipalities in West Virginia represents taxes collected by the State Al- cohol Beverage Control Commission as authorized by the State Legislature. Bailey said the collec- tions compare to -- $1,209,514.63 collected for the months of October, No- vember and December of 1981. (Included was $997.52f Durbin and $6133.20 Marlinton. New Front The S. B. Wallace building has an attractive new front. New brick was laid on the lower part and beige siding and shutters added. An orchid was given to Thomas Moore for pre- serving the Victorian archi- tectural trim at the top. to be slow (I used to be ashamed of being slow, until I saw and felt the Shay doing its thing slowly, with no shame or regret, like people tend to behave sometimes when they're dierent}. Be what you are with no shame or regret; do one thing at a time; know what you can (and can't) do and be content with that; and so on. Some very im- portant lessons in a hectic, fast-paced world! (and they are bringing me peace of mind more than at any other time of my life.} Guess I am telling you all of this because I want to express my appreciation that you, and all the other people who made it pos- sible, have kept this bit of history {when life was pos- sibly more serene} alive for people like me. Your Cuss Scenic Railroad, with its beautiful combination of nature and a leisurely train ride has taught me {and still teaching) me the value of a serene life, rather than a hurried and anxiety-rid- den one. I wish everyone could learn this lesson from your trains. Well, I certainly hope to come back very soon and ride that Bald Knob train again! Hope you have a good season and that your trains will be running for many more years to come! Sincerely, Molly Mathews Cass Railroad The Cuss Scenic Rail- road began operating for its 20th season of runs up Cheat Mountain this past weekend. The schedule for this summer and fall is as follows: Trains to Whittaker Station May 29 through June 25 - land 3 p. m. June 26 through Labor day - 11 am, 1 and 3 pm Weekends through Oc- tober - 11 am, 1 and 3 pro. October 7, 8, 14, 15 - 1 and 3 pm. No trains on Mondays except Labor Day. Trains to Bald Knob . May 29 through Labor Day - Noon Weekends through Oc- tober - Noon October 7, 8, 14, 15- Noon No trains on Mondays Fares this year are: Whittaker Station - $5.50 for adults and $2,50 for children. Bald Knob - $8 for adults and $3.50 for children. LE JUST A PILE OF RUBB OR IS IT? The above photo, as most readers probably recogniz- ed, is of the ruins of the Cas Sawmill, following the fire this past February 16. The destruction of the mill was a major loss for any plans for the development of a logging museum at ,,,,m , , , unl Railroad & Logging Historical Group The Mr. State Railroad and Logging Historical As- sociation was officially or- ganized at a meeting in the Cuss Shop on May 22. At this meeting a charter of !1=1o11=[ o =i=,1 I I [ Democrat Primary Election Results U.S SENATE .S. HOUSE OF REFRESIsNTATIVES Staggers J 6r ,. /..r   /OZ 7Z t Jdff J7 $'4 O ]g# rATE SENATE ! I Given :g]l' 77 y ql  F qL 2.t 7 ,.Y 7. ZO q/ J'z Ck 63 lOUSE OF DELEGATES Irwin 31 &, t 2  Y" 6l  .O  Jordan & /& $ ay Z 65" 5#0 q4 &3 s z q q. aJ ty 7 -e 2Z Proudfoot. q/ Z. g .4 32 6g .f'.r $'y , r$  7) # ? tare Executive Committee Male -- Frame /J  17 F 7 27 Z IX q S O 7 /3 '1  " 13& 97 (=7 tie W 4 97 */3 re t, yZ H elm ick Cuss and the first thought ed, by-laws discussed, offl- I%/ /. I Z of many is probably that the cers and directors were Ross I # f  f 17 // [G tO  I [0 quicker the mess is bull- elected, and the general ate Executive Co Female. dozedaway, thebetter, goalsandaimsofthegroup Hogan /'i /* @ t Zt  7  t' H  11. However, with some or- discussed. iginal thinking and proper The Association will be Kidd I,  IIF rl. (= 1.  2,  ' 1,1 2 7 t planning even what is leR can be used as part of an educational display on log- ging history. Sad as the loss of the mill is, as a prac- tical matter it had dete- 'riorated to a point prob- ably beyond the financial resources of the state to restore it. The powerhouse next to the mill site is intact and although it has suffered some from vandalism, it still contains the engine that powered the mill and the generators that sup- plied electricity. The ad- jacent boiler building is not in as good shape but the boilers are there and at least a portion of the struc- ture could be stabilized and used as part of a display. One or two of the dry kiln units could also be restored for display. Within the mill site it- self, foundations are a poor substitute for the complete building but with imagina- tive descriptive displays and some of the remain- ing equipment, such as the main drive shaft, visitors can be given at least an idea of what it was. Also, the cleaning up of the site, installing pathways, and putting up signs are projects within the price range the state can cer- tainly afford. Assisting the state in such a project may be one of the first efforts of the newly organized Mr. Railroad and Logging His- torical Association {see separate article.)The asso- ciation includes'among its members people who are knowledgeable in preser- vation and historic dis- plays. concerned with railroad and logging history all over the state of West Virginia. Included is to be the Weser- vat/on and display of arti- facts from the two indus- tries as well as historical research and writing. A quality newsletter, to be published at least quarter- ly, is being planned. Although the interest will be statewide, the group will be deeply involved with West Virginia's present center of both logging and railroad history, Cas and the Cuss Scenic Railroad. The Association plans to assist at Cass in a number of ways, ranging from the use of expertise knowledge by members in planning exhibits and restoring old equipment to work parties clearing brush and painting cars. The Association is off to a good start with a number of members from W. Va. and surrounding states. Includ- ed as members and oicers are some people very know- ledgable in railroad and logging history. The officers elected at the meeting are: Preaident- George Deike, Cuss; Vice President-Richard Sparks, Alexandria, Va.; Secretary- Bill Brandon, Columbus, Ohio; Treasurer-Fred Bar- tels, Cuss; Principal Diroc- tors-John Bledsoe, Hunt- ington, E. E. Burrus, Char- lottesville, Va., and Wil- liam P. McNeel, Marlinton. Directors at large--Rich- ard Dale, Cuss, Benjamin Kline, Lancaster, Pa., Bill Bell, Kensington, N.J., Roger Mower, Philadal. phia, Pa., Tony Koestor, New Jersey, and Ralph Glover, Charleston. Ex-officio Directors (or their representative)-- Don Andrews, Chief of Parks of the Department of Natural Resources, John Killorsn, Executive Director of the W. Va. Railway Mainten- ance Authority, and Nor- man Fagin, Director of the W. Va. Department of Cul- ture and History. Editor--Max Robin, Denville, N.J. Achivist--George Col- [ins, Williamsburg, Va. Membership in the As- sociation is $10 per year. A family membership is $10 plus $1 for each additional family member. Those wishing to become one of the charter members can send their dues to the Association at P.O. Box 89, Cuss, W. Vs. 24927. The young men from the Anthony" Correctional Center continue to work on the restoration at the Marlinton Depot. 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