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Page 6 --- The Pocahontas Times -- November 25, 1993 People Meetings Dr. William H. Wayne Artist Wins Awards Ironton, Ohio at the college. The From Photos Taken In top painting won Special Merit and Marlinton a $25 gift certificate from the Frame Peggy McComas, of 3071 Factory in Ashland, Kentucky. The German Ridge Road, Huntington, lower painting won Honorable decided to take oil painting in Mention. The paintings were March of this year. She entered her painted from photos taken while in first art show August 26, 1993, in Marlinton on vacation. Miss Amanda Armstrong, of Philippi, has been honored by Who's Who Among American High School Students. Only 5% of all students in America receive this honor. Amanda is a Sophomore at Phillip Barbour High School. She is a member of the Key Club and has made the honor roll every term. In the spring of 1993 she received the distinction of being the winning writer in the young writers contest for her grade in Barbour County. picture of that. "It's going to be a tremendous challenge, but what I've liked about coaching for 35 years has been the challenges. This was an opportunity that intrigued me, and an advancement that I'm looking forward to. I've been involved in coaching for 35 years, so I'm sure I'll miss it at times, but this is another area of athletics that is extremely vital." McPherson, a veteran of 33 years of collegiate coaching, most recently came to WVU with Cadett in 1978. He also served four seasons as Catlett's assistant at Cincinnati, and spent the 1969-74 seasons as Sonny Moran's top assistant on the Mountaineer basketball staff. "I react to this announcement with mixed emotions," says basketball coach Gale Catlett, "because Gary has been a close friend, an excellent assistant coach and a wonderful family man all these years. He has been instrumental in the success of our basketball program in every way, and I don't think he has ever received quite the credit he has State Fair of Virginia "'N... Wilford Kale, a feature writer for the Richmond Times-Dispatch, wrote about Robbie McNabb in his column, On The Farm, in August. Acompanying the column was a picture of McNabb trimming his sheep. After telling of a young man named Billy Wade, who shows both sheep and cattle, Kale wrote: Wade said sheep owners are much better to work with than cattle exhibitors when preparing for a show. Folks such as Robbie McNabb of Marlinton, W. Va, "will help each other out with sheep," Wade said. "You might be helping a guy shear a ram that will beat you out o1 a ribbon later. You won't find that in cattle foiL" Farmers show sheep and cattle for one main reason: to sell their animals. "It's just that simple," Wade added. McNabb agreed. That's why he came back, he said. This was McNabb's first fair since 1990 when he won the premier Suffolk breeder award and he didn't want potential buyers to forget about his prize-winner West Virginia sheep herd. At last week's fair more than a dozen sheep owners participated in the competition, seeking the blue ribbon. "The best advertising you can get is to show and win," Wade said. As Wade talked, McNabb was across the barn trimming a young Suffok ewe, one of 16 head that he brought for this year's fair. Wade said McNabb was on the "come-back trail" this year, "and his sheep are good. But I keep on him," he said with a grin. "I don't give him no slack." And McNabb's Suffolks won, too, capturing awards with the Class 6, Reserve Champion Ram and Class 14, Reserve Champion Ewe. McNabb became interested in sheep as a 4-H member nearly 20 years ago. Suffolk sheep are white with a black head and black legs. "They are good for lean meat," McNabb said. "Their wool is not real good quality. "It takes a long time to build up a reputation with a herd," he said. "But after a while, people look for you at shows and wonder if you're coming." Continuous Care Auxiliary "On November 9, fourteen members of Pocahontas Continuous Care Center's Auxiliary met at the nursing home. President Eleanor Estilow opened the meeting with a poem "True Rest". The minutes were read and approved and treasurer's report was given. The same officers will hold office another year. They are President - Eleanor Estilow; Vice-president Laura Jean Rittenhouse; Secretary/Treasurer - Dorothy Lane. The main topic of discussion was the annual Christmas Store where items are displayed on tables in the dining room and residents come and browse and choose gifts at no charge to them for giving to families, friends and/or each other. Volunteers then wrap and tag the gifts which are donated by businesses, organizations and individuals who enjoy bringing Christmas cheer to the residents by providing them a way in which to shop. The store will be held on Wednesday, December 15, and again businesses, organizations and individuals are invited to donate items which make this store a success. A motion was made and passed that any left over items will be used as future bingo prizes for the residents. Following the store, the auxiliary will have their December meeting and Christmas party. Laura Jean Rittenhouse was chosen chairman of party activities. Sandy Dilley, Activities Director, will provide refreshments. The new Assistant Administrator, Shaun Eddy, was introduced to the auxiliary. He expressed appreciation and desire for the continued support of the auxiliary in behalf of the residents. It was brought to the attention of the auxiliary that apples and corn for the deer are needed for the feed box outside the patients' windows on the hillside, put there by Dewey Sharp. We cordially invite and encourage all present and former members to attend the December meeting and party. Also we invite future members and anyone interested in helping to promote and advance the welfare of the residents Durbin TOPS Group Meets TOPS WV #124 Durbin celebrated a homecoming '93 in September. Guests and friends were made welcome by club leader Tina Walther. She shared with those present what TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) is all about. Several members told why they belong to TOPS. Violet CasseU and Sherry Casseil told about the fun times we have and how we use contests as incentives to encourage us to lose weight. Maxine Lantz and Velma Wooddell did a skit to a song "Oh My Chocolate". As each member shared, they all had one prevailing thought "We are all in this together and we help each other." In TOPS as we have the support of friends, we are not alone. Everyone enjoyed the time of sharing and the refreshments of vegetables, fruit, crackers and popcorn - plus diet drinks. If you would like more information about TOPS call Tina Walther at 456-4635. Wallace and Wallace CHAPEL IN ARBOVALE Phone 456-4277 Lewisburg Ronceverte • E. R -aineUe Ansted OPTOMETRIST 634 3rd Ave., Licensed Aid Center 799-4468 More than 35 yaws combined experience on your side. Roger D. Forman formerly with the Michael IL Crane former legal di~,ctor of Workers' Comp Mary E. Glass former Supreme Court • Sodal Security • Workers' Comp • Personal Injury • Acddent • Free Consultation • No Recovery, No F • Appointments in by Arrangement & Attornmds at 105Ca 799-6664 Located on Rt. 219N beside DQ *Gates, Hoses & Belts* *Hydraulic hoses made while you wait* Starting September 27th we will be going to our new fall & winter hours Men. - Fri. 7 am - 7 pm Sat. 8 am - 5 pm Closed on Sun. From there she went to the state deserved for being the great Most sheep are sold in the at PCCC. ', competition in Charleston. Amanda recruiter he is. , springtime for meat. "The sh p ..... C. L e, i., , EVEN THE BEST is alsoaetive~,m.slmrts andhopes to "But the University couldn t you have now am the enei~ for '~ :~ ~ ~ta~,/Tw: make the volleyball team at PBHS. find anyone better than he to handle either showing or your beeed -- - " CAN GOWRONG Her goal in life is to become a this responsibility, because of his sto k," McNabb added. lawyer with a focus on Business experience in athletics, because of If you win, or if your sheep Arbovale Homemakers , Fletcher Casual Law. Amanda is active in church his loyalty to the University and show well, the owners will get calls The Arbovale Extension "THE INSURANCE STORE' and sings with her family at many because of his contacts around the once they're back home fromHomemakers met at the home of church functions. She says that her state, buyers. It happens all the time," he Hazel Shears on November 18. FOR ALL YOUR INSURANCE N success so far has been attributed to "I think this is an excellent said. Nola Shears presented devotions. good teachers, loving supportive decision by our administration, and - - - She read the 23td Psalm for Busy parents, strong family ties, her I'm positive Gary will be able to CiiffGreer Assumes Duties People, followed by a prayer for a I, []. ), Call 636-491( q: 800-628-77!" " sisters Sherry and Jennifer, and her pull together our fund-raising As Veterans Affairs Officer Country Home. faith in God. Amanda is the efforts beautifully," says football Clifton M. Greer, St., (CliO, The club then had a bakeless ,,, - : daughter of Rev. Roland and Sue coach Don Nehlen. formerly of Moorefield, has sale since a planned bake sale had mR it 16J, 219 3rd STEEI: Armstrong, of Philippi, and the McPherson first gained respect assumed the duties of Veterans to b e cancelled. 1 il till ELKINS, WV granddaughter of Flora Bell on the national scene when he Affairs Officer in the Lewisburg Garnett Hoover, president, Armstrong, of Buckeye, and directed Virginia Military Institute Field Office of the WV Department noted a meeting to be held 1 • •11 Ill 1 Claude and Lutricia Stimeling, of to the NCAA tournament as the of Public Safety and Military November 30 at 7:00 p.m. at the 1 I Ill III 1 Marlinton. youngest major college head coach Affairs, Division of Veterans Court House to determine the fate at the age of 27. He spent one Affairs effective October 1, 1993. of club extensiou for next year./,[ ll.,I AC [HOE SERVII McPherson to Head WVU season as an assistant and five Clif transferred to the Lewisburg In recognition of Linda Simmons' devotion to extension ' Athletic Development years as head coach at VMI, Field Office from the Moore field clubs, our club is sending her a |] Gary McPherson, a native ofdirecting the Keydets to Gulf South Field Office. Ill WILL DO Cuss and long-time West Virginia and Southern Conference titles. Clif retired from the United thank-you card with a donation, k -backhoe & dozer wt University assistant basketball He was a standout player on the States Navy on July 1, 1981. He The president also announced coach, has been appointed director high school level and a three-time was former enlisted First Class that all committee repom were to be li .septic systems of athletic development at WVU, letterwinner in the hoop sport at Petty Officer (E-6). His last duty completed and sent to special ]1 Jill footers Washington & ,Lee, where he assignment was with the Naval committee chairmenby November .,.a liB fi:" .roads acording to athletic director Ed earned a bachelors degree in 1958. Radio StatiOn (Receiving) Sugar 30. ill liig .... " .d'riveways, etc. Pastilong. ' Our next meeting will be a McPhersou, a member of Coach He earned his master s degree from Grove, Mountaineer Navy - once a Gale Catlett's staff since 1974; Virginia. major Naval Communication Christmas luncheon party to be held WILL.ALSO HAUL ' replaces Rex Foster, who hasMcPherson began coaching in Receiving Station for the Eastern at Ryder's Restaurant on December • m]l! g ravel resigned effective November 19 1958 when he was named head Seaboard, Mediteranian and members,16 at 1:00 p.m.Garnet Hoover, Gayle I[ Ill k .chert, etc assume a position at St. Joseph s coach at Bluestone High School in Caribbean Sea Frontiers. While Attending the meeting were --~ - Ill -- ~ Hospital in Parkersburg. Virginia. ln1961hewasappointed assigned, he served as Second CALL ili 291 LIE DI McPherson will direct the head coach at Ferrum Junior Officer in Charge or Executive MuUenax Pebble Alexander, Wilma College, also in Virginia, where he Officer and Command Writer in his Arbogast, Anna Yoak, Anna Lee Tracy, Sadie Brown, Nola Shears, Elk Rt., linton day-to-day operations of thestayed until joining the VMI staff in rank of Operation SpecialistEdna Simmons, SherronWaybright Mountaineer Athletic Club with ': particular emphasis on major gifts. 1964. Prior to joining Catlett s staff Technician, Chief Warrant Officer and our hostess Hazel Shears. I l 1 1 1 at Cincinnati, McPherson served as (W-3). ,Z; "We are extremely pleased that Gayle Mullenax presented the ;! Gary will be joining our head mentor at Alderson-Broaddus Clif looks forward to servicing III ! development staff," says Pastilong. College, leaving A-B in 1976 for any veteran or dependent by lesson on Tree and Plant Pruning "Gary is well-known around the Cincinnati. assisting them in filing for any state and also helped members make Hardy state and is very familiar with our Nationally respected for his or federal Veterans benefits. He beautifulbows. Outside . fund-raising structure." knowledge of the game, he has may be contacted at the Greenbrier :' I Woodburn,ng "I have great feelings for West previously served a three-year term County Court House, Lewisburg, Virginia University and the state, of on the Assistant Coaches or by calling 304-647-7500. " West Virginia, and that's why I ve Committee of the National He comes to the Courthouse in anta ;imee Heater devoted 20 years of my life here," Association of Basketball Coaches Marlinton on the third Tuesday of [ l adline --- 12 noon Tuesday ] says McPherson. "One thing about of America. McPherson and his each month. the Mountaineer athletic program-- wife, the former Peggy Sheets, of For Information it pulls the state together and it pulls Green Bank, have two Contact: % all aspects of the Universtiy children--Chris and Missy. He is community together. I'm anxious to the son of the late L. W. and Polly get more involved in the broad McPherson. HANNAH INSURANCE AGENCY FIRE • HOME OWNERS • MOBILE HOME AUTO • LIFE • HEALTH • BONDS POCAHONTAS REALTY BRANCH OFFICE READY TO SERVE YOU 820 10th Avenue Across from Court House Marlinton, West Virginia 24954 West Virginia Fire & Casualty Company A Ce.r~ Gr~m Coml~ny "The Home Folks" Insurance for West Vi~inians... by West Vir~iniam ELLEN L. 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