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rSl0 S 2D, ,995 dsmol anSUp re 4D, ;,495 er Paid at Marlinto,a, WV 24954 TIMES 436-640 - ISSN No. 07388376) o nta00 t m e s Serving Pocahontas County in the Endless Mountains of Appalachia www.pocahontastimes.com MARLINTON, POCAHONTAS COUNTY, WEST VIRGINIA 24954 JULY 2003 VOL. 121 NO. 6 e to Durbin Days Cburtb .00otites 0000atbs Days Old-time Jam your instrument. apping toe to the in Durbin on Sat- 19. Join us in our Old Time Music t0-12 noon. Cross Bloodmobile Parks and Recrea- in the Board of Edu- on Friday. July to 6 p.m, The of blood. may live! Board to Meet in Valley Eco- )ment Corpora- Of Directors will hold on Thursday. 3 p.m. in the Me- PANTRIES Central Community open its food pantr2, .' July 24. at the Marlinton God on July 30. in with Pocahontas and North Central Action. Bring a. Society to Hold Meeting ]ers meet- Pocahontas County will be held July 21. at 7:30 in Marlin- includes the elec- 00arks & Creative Critters. Make a clay planter in this 2-part work- shop. taught by Cynthia Gur- reri. July 22 and August 5, 3 to 5 p.m.. Parks and Rec. office, Marlinton. $7. includes sup- plies, Pre-registration required. Tubing Trip, July 23, I p.m.. Seebert to Riverside campground, ages I0 and up, Pre-registration required. Walking the Boards. Enjoy a walk on the Cranberry Glades boardwalk, a snack, and a spe- cial project. July 25, 2 p.m.. ages 9 and under (under 5 should bring an adult), Led by Laura Pritt. Paper Beads, for preschoolers and young elementary. July 21, 10:30 a.m. to 12 noon at Hills- boro Library, and I to 2:30 p.m. at the Parks and Rec. office in Marlinton. 50 Ring Puppets, ages 8 and un- der. July 22, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at Hillsboro Library, and 1 to 2 p.m. at the Parks and Rec. office, Marlinton. 50. Water Fun, ages 8 and under. July 23. 10:30 a.m. to 12 noon. Green Bank playground area. and I to 2:30 p.m, at Widney Park, Frank. 50 Field Day, Games, races and fun! July 24, 10:30 a.m. to 12 noon. Green Bank playground area. and I to 2:30 p.m. at Wid- ney Park, Frank. For more information or to register for any of these classes, call the Parks and Recreation office at 799-7386. John McCutcheon at Opera House July 25 and making-- Come and hear celebrated folk coming year. artist, John McCutcheon, in --- concert at the Opera House in Bureau Picnic Marlinton on Friday, July 25, at invited to the 7:30 p.m. Admission is $7. For County Farm Bu- more information, call 799- picnic on Sunday, 4009. Sponsored by the Poca- 1 ).m. at the Watoga hontas County Opera House shelter. Brin Foundation with financial sup- dish and enjoy the a port from Pocahontas County Plates. cups. napkins. Dramas, Fairs and Festivals and Will be provided, the WV Commission on the Arts. Legion Post Picnic Legion Post Picnic will be held July 26. 1 p.m., at rsidence. Richard Hiner no July 25, at 456-4656 to attend. litters Association _Pocalmntas/Nichohts .UUOnhunters Associa- iltly 18 will have a :at the club at 4 p.m. ly meeting will begin )- Buddy hunt will e r|eeting. White Pine Holiness Camp 65th Homecoming Dinner and Gospel Sing Sunday. July 20, with Preaching at I l a.m., Dinner at 12:30 p.m., Gospel Sing at 3 p.m. Everyone is welcome. Band of Hope Baptist Church Gospel Sing Saturday, July 26, at 7 p.m. The church is located near Friars Hill, off the Friars Hill road, one mile up the Leonard Cordo- va Road. Everyone welcome. Gospel Sing Alexander Memorial Presbyterian Church Stony Bottom. Saturday, Juh" 19, at 7 p.m. All are wel- come from far and near at our country church to sing old-time gospel favorites. Local friends, Charleston group, Seaport Sound, of Virginia, and the con- gregation will enjoy and sing old favorites. If you love listening and singing good gospel music, this is the place to be. Come join US. White Pine Holiness Camp Located in Arbovale. July 19-25. White Pine Youth Camp at the same time. Bring your teens and kids. Vacation Bible School Monday, July 21 to FH- day. July 25. from 9 a.m. to noon. All ages welcome. For more information call Phyllis Romine 456-4802. Night Serv- ices 7:30 p.m. Eda L. Beard Eda L Beard, of Hillsboro, died Wednesday, July 16, 2003, at the Pocahontas Center. No arrangements,have been made at press time. VanReenen Funeral Home has the body. Margaret Little Moore Margaret E. Little Moore, age 85, of Dunmore, died July 13, 2003, at the University of Virginia Hospital, Charlottes- ville, Virginia, following an extended illness. She was born November 1, 1917, the daughter of the late Madge and Austin Little, of Dunmore. She was a home- maker, a member of the New Hope Brethren Church, and was acive in community and church affairs. Mrs. Moore was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, Ernest N. Moore, Jr., a daughter, Patncia M(yore, and a sister, Ann "Lambert. Survivors include two daughter, Lelia McCormick, of Radtord, Virginia, and Marcia Ware, of Princeton; )n, Brent Moore, of Dunmore; four grandchildren and three great- grandchildren; two sisters, Vir- ginia Rhea, of Walkersville, Maryland, and Frankie Auldridge, of Knoxville, Mary- land. Funeral services were held Wednesday morning at the New Hope Brethren Church in Dun- more by the Rev. David Ritten- house. Burial was in the Dun- more Cemetery. Memorial donations may be Landmarks Commission The Pocahontas County His- toric Landmarks Commission will meet on Thursday. July 24, at 4:30 p.m. at the Opera House. Durbin United Methodist Charge D,A.V. Chapter Sumtay, July 20 #35 Meeting Bethel UMC Sunday, August 10, 1:30 Back Mt. Road p.m., at the American Legion Worship 9:30 a.m., Sunday Building. Discussion on School 10:30 a.m., Sunday changes to the Constitution and Evening 7 p.m. By-laws. All members m'e urged Durbin UMC to attend Sunday, September 14, Sunday School 10: ! 5 a.m., 1:30 p.m. to vote on proposed Worship Service i l a.m. By-law chges. For inlorma- Charge-Wide Bible Study tion call 799-k357. Monday, 7 p.m. seen a Vacation? Cash to Get You There? can use the equity in your introductory rate has been 00-ended until the end of July. Annual Church Picnic; Sunday, Jut)' 20, at !i a.m., at NRAO Picnic Area. Alexander Memorial, Liberty and Baxter Presbyterian Church- es, with Worship followed by picnic and gospel singing. Stamping Creek Tabernacle Sunday. July 20, Sunday School 10 a.m., Worship 6 p.m.: Wednesday, Juh 23, Bi- ble Study 7 p.m. Durbin UMC Homecoming Sunday, July 20, Service l 1 a.m. to noon, Dinner follows service. Guest Speaker Rev. James Chenoweth (ret.) Call now and you may be on your dream vacation soon. West Virginia New Hope Lutheran Church Minnehaha Springs. Wor- ship 7 p.m. Frost UMC Vacation Bible School July 21-25, from 7 to 9 p.m. n'ightly. Classes for all ages. Everyone welcon. Swago UMC Worship 9 a.m., Sunday School l0 a.m. Marlinton UMC Sunday, July 20, Sunday School 9:45 a.m., Worship l l a.m.; August 4-8, Community. Vacation Bible School 6 to 8 p.m. Mary's Chapel Sunday School 10 a.m., Worship I! a.m. Marlinton Presbyterian Church Sunday, July 20, Sunday School 9 a.m., Worship Service 10 a.m.. Charles Edward McElwee Charles Edward McElwee, age 80, died Saturday, July 12, 2003, at Pocahontas Memorial Hospital. The son of the late June Hopkins and Lucille Pritchard McElwee, he was I)rn at Dun- more May 7, 1923. He was a graduate of West Virginia University with a mas- ter's degree and attended the University of Wyoming lot advanced work in science. In World War II he served as a medic in Europe with the 441h Division. From 1948 to 1970 he taught science at Marlinton High School, then from 1970 to 1973 he taught at the new Poca- hontas County High School. From 1973 to his retirement in July, 1978, he was Director of Federal Progranas at the Board of Education office. He was a member of theMarlinton United Methodist Church and he was a member of the Marlinton Maso- nic Lodge and past member of Marlinton Rotary Club. His first wife, Lois BriJl McElwee, died in 1976. He later remarried to Isabel Marti- nez Little, who survives. A brother, Francis H. McEI- wee, L "dexeased. In addition to his wife, Isa- bel, he is survived by a daugh- ter, Lura June Fauber, of Lewis- . burg; a son, Charles Donovan "McElwee, of Crozet, Virginia;  brother, Alfred F. McElwee, of Athens, Georgia; four grandchil- dren and four great- grandchildren. Funeral service was held Monday afternoon at the Marlin- ton United Methodist Church by the Rev. Betty Shields, with burial in Mountain View Cemetery. Memorial gifts may be made to Pocahontas Memorial Hospital or Marlinton United Methodist Church. First Baptist Church Huntersville Southern Baptist Sunday School I0 a.m., Worship & Children's Worship Time (ages 4-9) il a.m., Sun- day Evening Service 7 p.m., Wednesday Bible Study 7 p.m. WWJD Kids Club and Children Meet 7 p.m. 16.7 Cu. Ft. Capacity No-Frost Upright Freezer 13,7 Cu. Ft. Capacity No-Frost Upright Freezer FUF17DA FUF14DA 4 cabinet shelves, 3 adjustable. 5 door shelves. Temperature monitor with audible alarm. Interior light and lock with self-ejecting key. 0054900 3 cabinet shelves, 2 adjustable. 5 door shelves. Temperature monitor with audible alarm. Interior light and lock with self-ejecting key. 0046900 Thurlene Ora Cassell Thurlenc Ora Cassell, age 00,,000;pital f2etu00 81, of Ridgeley, died Tuesday, J)ljy 8, 3, at Memorial Hos- pital. " ...... " ..... C, D. McDowell, Of Hills. } , ) boro,  back B( m September 25, 192L surgery in Roa- noke, V|rgmm, in Ca.s, she was the daughter of . " " "" on July 10 and the late Oliver Hunter Cassell is now at home recuperating. and Lee Ora Hendrick Cassell. She was also preceded m death by her bn)ther, Thurmond ()liver Cassell, and her sister, Thurmalee Olive Cassell LaMarca. She was a 1939 graduate of Green Bank High School. She was retired from the Columbia Gas Company, where she was the head teller. Miss Cassell was a 60-year member of Cal- vary United Methodist Church, where she was a Sunday School teacher and Youth Fellowship leader. Survivors include two sisters, Thelda Ola Cassell Kinsman, of Short Gap, Mary- land, and Tressie Oneta Cassell, with whom she resided. Funeral service was held July 12 in the Upchurch Funeral Home, with the Rev. Edward Dickel and the Rev. Richard Jewell officiating. Interment was in Sunset Memorial Park. Memorial contributions may be made to the Ridgeley' Ambulance Squad, P.O. Box 619, Ridgeley, WV 26753. Linda D. Grubb Linda D. Grubb, age 60, of Gilbert, died Wednesday, July 9, 2003, at her home. She was born August 3, 1942, at Marlinton, the daughter of the late Gilda "Sis" Howard Browning, stepdaughter of Joe Browning. She attended the Horsepen Southern Baptist Church at Horsepen and the Calvary Bap- tist Church at laeger. Survivors include her hus- band of 37 years, Billy Jack Grnbb; tour daughters, Kim- berly K. Hmlterman, of Marlin- ton, Melodic Fritsch, of Perry- ville, Maryland, Rebecca L. Bar- ton, of Elkton, Maryland, and Jacklyn M. Tucker, of Bruns- wick, Georgia; one son, Michael C. Grubb, of Bruns- wick, Georgia; one step-son, Terry E. England, of Charles- ton; tour sisters, Barbara Cas- reel, of Marlinton, Wanda Hal- terman, of Green Bank, Clara "Tink" Gum, of Buckeye, Sherry Lynn Buttrey, of Elkton, Maryland; one brother, Billy Church Notices Catholic Picnic The fifth annual area-wide picnic for all Catholics and their families will be held at the Greenbrier Youth Center, An- thony, on Sunday, July 20, I to 6 p.m., rain or shine. Lunch at 2. Hamburgers, hotdogs, and drinks provided; bring a covered dish. Sing-a-long at 3:15 and vesp- er service at 4:30. Minnehaha Sprinls United Methodist Charge Sunday. July 20 Minnehaha Springs uMc Sunday School l0 a.m., Worship I I a.m. Mt. Grove VA UMC Worship 9:45 a.m., Sunday School I I a.m. Frost UMC Sunday School 9:45 a.m., Worship 7:30 p.m. Huntersville UMC Sunday School l0 a.m. Marlinton Church of God Beard. Heights. Sunday School i0 a.m., Worship Service 11 a.m., Evening Service 7 p.m.; Wednesday, Adult Bible Study and Children and Youth Ministry 7 p.m. Pocahontas Cooperative Ministries Inc. Business meeting Thursday. Juh" 17, 7 p.m. at Huntersville United Methodist Church. Continued to page 4 Howard, of Marlinton; and ven grandchildren" Special services were held at Horsepen Southern Baptist Church on July 12 by the Rev. Shawn House. Gravesid serv- ice was conducted Sunday alter- noon at Mountain View Cemetery in Marlinton. Memorial donations can be made to the American Cancer Society or the Horsepen South- ern Baptist Church, Gilbert. Continued to page 9