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Paid at Marlinton. WV 24954 TIMES No. 436-640 - ISSN No. 07388376) o nta00 t m Serving County in the Endless Mountains of Appalachia Pocahontas www.pocabontastimes.com MARLINTON, POCAHONTAS COUNTY, WEST VIRGINIA 24954 SEPTEMBER 25, 2003 VOL. 121 - NO. 16 Blood Drive Library will sponsor a Saturday. Scptem- the Hillsboro Scht,l 11 am. to 4 p.m. give to help save PCHS Game High g football be held Friday. Sep- at 7 p.m. be a dance follow- until 11:30 p.m. Cost is $2. Harvest Festival Tournament and Men's Singles Horseshoe Tourna- September 27. Mini-Park. 9 a.m (No exceptions). tournament first. the fun. Equine and Rescue Team their fall trail ride 3tember 28. at l0 ride will start at the House. There will be for all riding lev- h-. rkle a meal will be of the ride will be information call at 304-456-4453 or at 304-456- Golf Fundraiser Memorial Athletic De- tournament will & Annual Woolly Worm Race Start exercising your woolly worm and get him in shape for the annual Woolly Worm Race at 2 p.m. Saturday, September 27, as pan of the Autumn Har- vest Festival in Marlinton. A variety of harvest games and contests will continue from 2 to 4 p.m. including Treasures in the Haystack. corn shelling, po- tato digging, and the highly competitive adult apple peeling contest! Sponsored by Parks and Recreation. Movie Time at the Marlinton Opera House Enjoy a movie on the big screen at the Opera House in Marlinton! Friday, October 3, "'October Sky" will be shown and on Saturday, October 4, the feature will be "Brother, Where Art Thou?" Show time is 7:30 p.m. both evenings. Admission is free. Popcorn and drinks will be available. Sponsored by Po- cahontas County Opera House Foundation. Science Film Fest The National Radio Astrono- my Observatory Science Center will hold a Science Film Fest on Friday, October lO, at 6:30 p.m. "The Right Stuff" will be shown with a special introduc- tion by a guest speaker. There is no charge, no reservations necessary, and the public is in- vited. Come join us! tmber28L ....... Face Painting a team or sponsor a at Durbin Library contact Philip Cain Face Painting activity will be Irvine at Pendle[orr-at Durbin Library October 2 for or Teresa Rhea or any kids who want to have at PCHS. All help Past Present interested in a corn- should meet in the room Monday. 29, at 7 p.m. Please You have played in a in the past and in joining in a band. We need to of instrumentation needed. If you contact Ron ext. 239. Commission Land- will meet September 25. at the Opera House. Library Friends Library Friends meet on Tuesday, 30. at 4:30 p.m. at some fun in wacky colors. 4:30 p.m.-6 p.m.. No registration re- quired. "l'imed Event Horse Show A timed event horse show (only timed events) to benefit the Hillsboro Elementary School on Saturday, October 4, at Crazy Horse Corrals, in Hillsboro, at 12 noon. Co- sponsored by Hiiisboro Volun- teer Fire & Rescue. No admis- sion fee. For more information call 653-4753 or 653-4693. Come out and enjoy the day. Fundraising Activities for French Trip The French Club will travel to Quebec in June 2004. Pro- posed fundraising activities over the next few months include: Soccer and volleyball conces- sions, bikeathon on October 5, Advent calendar sales, bake sales, raffles, car washes, bon- bon sales, yard sales, and craft sales. of Deposit %APY term 33-month term Lg for an investment L great rate of return and whatsoever, ask for of See one personal today. of West Virginia  *mmml Imromtle 11 1') la acomttJ u 01  tlt to ttnat aamnt mtm. Utnnum Oetmt of .eeo. Pma for may w*umrmt Cburtb :f00otire00 Baxter Presbyterian Church Harvest Day Celebration Dunmore. Saturday, Sep- tember 27, Worship Service I I a.m., with covered dish dinner at 12 noon. Auction following dinner.-Rev.-David Bush will be the guest speaker. First Baptist Church Huntersville Southern Baptist Sunday School lO a.m., Worship & Children's Worship Time (ages 4-9)'11 a.m., Sun- day Evening Service 7 p.m.. Wednesday Bible Study 7 p.m., Mission Friends (1 year to ist grade), Children in Action (2nd- 5th grade), P.U.S.H. (Pray Un- til Something Happens) 6th-8th grade, F.R.O.G. (Fully Rely On God) 9th-12th grade all at 7 p.m. Seebert UMC Sunday. September 28, Worship 9 a.m., Sunday School l0 a.m. Adult Class, Children Classes. St. John's Episcopal Church Sunday, September 28, Worship I I a.m.; Narcotics Anonymous Tuesday & Thurs- days, 7 p.m. Call Amy, 799- 6368 for more information. New Hope Lutheran Church Sunday, September 28, Minnehaha Springs. Worship Service 3 p.m. First Assembly of God Edray, Sunday, September 28. Snday School I0 am., Worship II a.m., Evening Service 6 p.m.; Friday evening 7 p.m. Mt. Zion UMC Droop. Worship 10 a.m., Sunday School I ! 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. Marlinton Church of Christ Lakeview Estates. Sunday Mornint= Bible Study 9:45 a.m. Sunday Morning Service 10:45 a.m., Sunday Evening 6 p.m.; Wednesday Bible Study 7 p.m. Grace Baptist Church Sunday School 10 a.m., Worship ! I a.m., Sunday Even- ing 6 p.m., Wednesday 7 p.m. Cooktown Community Church Worship Service every Thursday 6:30 p.m. Don Nord- strom, Speaker, 1st and 3rd Thursdays. Everyone welcome. Marlinton UMC Sunday, September 28, Sunday School, 9:45 a.m.. Worship !i a.m. Mary's Chapel Sunday School i0 a.m., Worship 11 a.m. Marlinton Presbyterian Church Sunday, September 28, Sunday School 9 a.m, Worship Service 10 a.m. Buckeye Chapel Sunday School 10 a.m. Swago UMC Sunday School 10 a.m. Marlinton First Church of the Nazarene Rt. 219, Edray, Sunday School 9 a.m., Worship i0 a.m,, Sunday night service, 6 p.m; Wednesday night service and Youth Group, 7 p.m. ATTEND CHURCH THIS S UNDA Y! 00eatb00 Edith Dora Smith Edith Dora Smith, age 83, of Durbin, died Thursday, Sep- tember 18, 2003, at Davis Memorial Hospital w, Elkins. Mrs. Smith was a home- maker and a member of the Calvary Gospel Church at Dur- bin. She was born November 13, 1919, at Clay, to the late Harve and Georgie Taylor. Preceding her in death were her husband, Vernon David Smith, in 1996; three sisters, Margaret Cassell, Frances Amey, and Patty Clendenin; and a brother, William Taylor. Survivors include three daughters, Wanda Jean White and Diana Faye White,, both of Circleville, and Freda Keeney; two sons, Robert Vernon Smith, of Barrow, and Michael David Smith, of Durbin; four sisters, Mary Irene Bowers, of Fayetteville, Lillian Rowland, of Florida, Rosie Bostic, of Clendenin, and Ruby Syncs, of Summersville; brother, Charles Taylor, of North Carolina; nine grandchildren and eight great- grandchildren. Services were held Sunday afternoon at Wallace and Wal- lace Funeral Chapel in Arbovale by the Rev. Harold Swecker. Burial was in the Lambert Cemetery. Mary Grace Bailor Della- Yen Mary Grace Ballot Della- yen, age 81, of Durbin. died September 18, 2003, at the home of her daughter in Beling- ton aftryra an extended illness. Mrs. DeHaven was born November 11, 1921, and was the daughter of the late Calvin and Josie Virginia Simmons Bailor. She was a homemaker and a lifelong resident of Durbin. She was married to the late Gilbert F. DeHaven, who died in 1991. Also preceding her in death were a daughter, Patricia Ann DeHaven, a son, Donald E. DeHaven, four sisters, Ruth Bailor, Floroence DeHaven, Ernestine Bailor, and Etta Mae Barb, and three brothers, Bill, Carl, and Robert Bailor. Surviving her are two daughters, Yvonne "Bonnie" Gray, of Durbin, and Sherry E. Kelly, of Belington; a son, David DeHaven, of Durbin; two sisters, Janet Ballot, of Durbin, and Gladys Marlin, of Mill Creek; nine grandchildren and twelve great-grandehildlren. Graveside services by the Rev. David Rittenhouse and burial were held Saturday after- noon at Goodsell Cemetery. .-. Thelma Catherine Maurer Thelma Catherine Maurer, age 58. of Cleveland, Ohio, died Friday, September 19, 2003. at Cleveland. Ms. Maurer was born June 30, 1945, at Thornwood, the daughter of the late John Sterl and Mary Ausfean Thompson Rexrode. She was preceded in death "by her parents and a brother, Arthur "Keyster" Rexrode. Surviving her are a son, Aaron Maurer, of Cleveland, Ohio; six sisters, Hallie Sharp, of Cleveland, Wilma Warner, of Durbin, Linda Sheets and Barbara Taylor, both of Green Bank, Loretta Blankenship, of Hillsboro, and Maxine Warner, of Bartow; five brothers, John Thompson, of Bartow, Charlie Rexrode and Jefferson "Pete" Rexrode, both of Thornwood, Kenneth Rexrode, of Durbin, and Terry Rexrode, of Avoco, Michigan. Graveside services were held Tuesday morning at Wilmoth Cemetery by the Rev. William Vandevender. Burial was in the Wilmoth Cemetery. Additional Deaths on page 11 COMFOW[ THAT NEVER QUITS. II11 IIIIIIII Mark and Sharon King, of Kingwood, announce the birth of Mark Given. Given was born at 5:58 p.m. on Thursday, September 18, 2003, at Mono- ngalia General Hospital, Mor- gantown. He weighed 8 pounds 2 ounces and was 22 1/4 inches long. Maternal grandparents are Larry and Sue Tackett, of Mar- linton. Maternal great- grmulmother is Della Tackett, of Delbarton. Paternal grandparents are Bernard (Fuzzy) and Kay King. Paternal great-grandmother is Zeda Wiffong. Paternal step- great-grandfather is Mel Davis, all of Marlinton. 00irtbbap Emmett Biggs to celebrate 81st Emmett Biggs will celebrate I 00ospital Harold S. Hannah, of Ali- quippa, Pennsylvania, had heart surgery at the Beaver Medical Center in Beaver, Pennsylvania. He is the twin brother of R. Sue Hollandsworth, of Slaty Fork. Cards may be nt to 3055 Kane Road, Aliquippi, PA 15(X)i. Mary Lou Dilley is a patient in Greenbrier Valley Medical Center with a leg infec- tion, Dewey Cain, of Campbell- town, had a four-wheeler acci-- dent on Saturday and was flown to Charleston Area Medical Center. Diabetes Support Group The Diabetes Support Group will have their monthly meeting Tuesday, September 30, at Pocahontas Memorial Hospital in the conference room, 6:30 to 8 p.m. The topic will be "Hemoglobin AIC" pre- sented by Norm Hente. Please his 81st birthday with cake and . ice cream Saturday, September join us. 27, at 2 p.m. at Marlinton Mu- nicipal Park in Stillwell. NCWV Community Action Food Pantry Food Pantry at North Central West Virginia Community Ac- tion Monday, September 29, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. A.F. & A.M. Marlinton Lodge No. 127, A.F. & A.M. will conduct Work and Instruction in the First Degree of Masonry at its hall North of Marlinton, on Tuesday, October 7, at 7:30 p.m. All Master Masons are cordially invited. American Legion Post #117 Will meet Tuesday. October 7, at Ryder's Restaurant, Boyer. at 7 p.m. All members are urged to attend. CHURCH NOTICES Hebron Baptist Church Green Bank. Sunday School 10 a.m., Worship Service 11 a.m., Sunday Night Service 7 p.m. Paul DeRossett Speaker; Wednesday Bible Study 7 p.m. Marlinton Church of God Beard Heights. Sunday School 10 a.m., Worship Service II a.m., Evening Service 7 p.m.; Wednesday, Adult Bible Study (Book of Daniel) and Children and Youth Ministry 7 p.m. Stamping Creek Tabernacle Sunday, September 28, Sunday School 10 a.m., Wor- ship 6 p.m.; Wednesday, Octob- er 1, Bible Study 7 p.m. EMT Class The 33-hour EMT re-certifica- tion class will be held in Green- brier County, beginning on Oc- tober 2. For information and to register for the class, call RESA I, 304 256-4712, ext. 330 or 319. I I I IIII I IIIIIII IIIIIIIII Anti-Violence Committee Meeting The Anti-Violence Commit- tee will meet Thursday, October 2, at noon at the McClintic Li- brary. We will be preparing our Community Plan. We need the help and ideas of the communi- ty. See you there! FRN General Meeting The Family Resource Net- work will meet on Thursday, October 9, 11:45 a.m. to I p.m. in the Fellowship Hall of the Marlinton Presbyterian Church. We will be preparing our Com- munity Plan and reviewing pro- posed changes to our bylaws. A Board meeting will follow at i p.m. Lunch will be provided. Mountain Quest Institute Open House "Frost Saturday. October I I ! p.m.-5 p.m. . - o Pocahontas County Alzheimer Meetings October's meeting will be held October 27, at 7 p.m. at the Marlinton Presbyterian Church. September's meeting was held September 22. Good friends are like shock absorbers. They help you take the lumps and bumps on the road of life. Frank Tyger Y