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Page 6 -- The Pocahontas Times -- November 25, 1993 Wayne Artist Wins Awards From Photos Taken In Marlinton Peggy McComas, of 3071 German Ridge Road, Huntington, decided to take oil painting in March of this year. She entered her first art show August 26, 1993, in 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. From there she went to the state competition in Charleston. Amanda is alsoaetive4n slmrts aml Impes to make the volleyball team at PBHS. Her goal in life is to become a lawyer with a focus on Business Law. Amanda is active in church and sings with her family at many church functions. She says that her success so far has been attributed to good teachers, loving supportive parents, strong family ties, her sisters Sherry and Jennifer, and her faith in God. Amanda is the daughter of Rev. Roland and Sue Armstrong, of Philippi, and the granddaughter of Flora Bell Armstrong, of Buckeye, and Claude and Lutricia Stimeling, of Madinton. + ' :' , McPherson to Head WVU '+ Athletic Devdopment Gary McPherson, a native of " Cass and long-time West Virginia + University assistant basketball coach, has teen appointed director of athletic development at WVU, acording to athletic director Ed Pastilong. , McPherson, a member of Coach Gale Catlett's staff since 1974; replaces Rex Foster, who has + resigned effective November 19 to assume a position at St. Joseph's Hospital in Parkersburg. McPherson will direct the  ' day-to-day operations of the '+ Mountaineer Athletic Club with ". particular emphasis on major gifts. ';;i "We are extremely pleased that ,, Gary will be joining our i development staff," says Pastilong. ,, "Gary is well-known around the  state and is very familiar with our ,  fund-raising structure." , i "I  have great feelings for West Virginia University and the state of West Virginia, and that's why I've devoted 20 years of my life here," says McPherson. "One thing about the Mountaineer athletic program-- it pulls the state together and it pulls all aspects of the Universtiy community together. I'm anxious to get more involved in the broad People i: f !+ :! = ,.' + + Ironton, Ohio at the college. The top painting won Special Merit and a $25 gift certificate from the Frame Factory in Ashland, Kentucky. The lower painting won Honorable Mention. The paintings were painted from photos taken while in Marlinton on vacation. 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 Catlett 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 deserved for being the great recruiter he is. "But the University couldn't find anyone better than he to handle this responsibility, because of his experience in athletics, because of his loyalty to the University and because of his contacts around the state. "I think this is an excellent decision by our administration, and I'm positive Gary will be able to pull together our fund-raising efforts beautifully," says football coach Don Nehlen. McPherson first gained respect on the national scene when he directed Virginia Military Institute to the NCAA tournament as the youngest major college head coach at the age of 27. He spent one season as an assistant and five years as head coach at VMI, directing the Keydets to Gulf South and Southern Conference tides. He was a standout player on the high school level and a three-time letterwinner in the hoop sport at Washington & Lee, where he earned a bachelor's degree in 1958. He earned his master's degree from Virginia. McPherson began coaching in 1958 when he was named head coach at Bluestone High School in Virginia. In 1961 he was appointed head coach at Ferrum Junior College, also in Virginia, where he stayed until joining the VMI staff in 1964. Prior to joining Catlett's staff at Cincinnati, McPherson served as head mentor at Alderson-Broaddus College, leaving A-B in 1976 for Cincinnati. Nationally respected for his knowledge of the game, he has previously served a three-year term on the Assistant Coaches Committee of the National Association of Basketball Coaches of America. McPherson and his wife, the former Peggy Sheets, of Green Bank, have two children--Chris and Missy. He is the son of the late L. W. and Polly 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 Comlny "The Home Folks" Insurance for West Viinians... by West Virginiam ELLEN L. GALFORD, AGENT Office: (304) 799-4614 FAX: (304) 799-4623 1-800-933-9706 State Fair of Virginia "-.. 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 of a ribbon later. You won't find that in catde folk." 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." Most sheep are sold in the Meetings 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 tim 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 at PCCC. Arbovale Homemakers The Arbovale Extension Homemakers met at the home of Hazel Shears on November 18. Nola Shears presented devotions. She read the 23rd Psalm for Busy People, followed by a prayer for a Country Home. The club then had a bakeless sale since a planned bake sale had to be cancelled. Garnett Hoover, president, noted a meeting to be held November 30 at 7:00 p.m. at the Court House to determine the fate of club extension for next year. In recognition of Linda Simmons' devotion to extension clubs, our club is sending her a thank-you card with a donation. The president also announced that all committee relxrts were to be completed and sent to special committee chairmen by November 30. Our next meeting will be a Christmas luncheon party to be held at Ryder's Restaurant on December 16 at 1:00 p.m. Attending the meeting were members, Garnet Hoover, Gayle Mullenax Pebble Alexander, Wilma Arbogast, Anna Yoak, Anna Lee Tracy, Sadie Brown, Nola Shears, Edna Simmons, Sherron Waybright and our hostess Hazel Shears. Gayle Mullenax presented the lesson on Tree and Plant Pruning and also helped members make beautiful bows. tjt .llont Time i Deadline  12 noon Tuesday springtime for meat. "The sheep ..... you have now am the ene for '+ + either showing or your Meed stock," McNabb added. "If you win, or if your sheep show well, the owners will get calls once they're back home from buyers. It happens all the time,, he said. CiiffGreer Assumes Duties As Veterans Affairs Officer Clifton M. Greer, Sr., (CIi0, formerly of Moorefield, has assumed the duties of Veterans Affairs Officer in the Lewisburg Field Office of the WV Department of Public Safety and Military Affairs, Division of Veterans Affairs effective October 1, 1993. Clif transferred to the Lewisburg Field Office from the Moore field Field Office. Clif retired from the United States Navy on July 1, 1981. He was former enlisted First Class Petty Officer (E-6). His last duty assignment was with the Naval Radio StatiOn (Receiving) Sugar Grove, Mountaineer Navy - once a major Naval Communication Receiving Station for the Eastern Seaboard, Mediteranian and Caribbean Sea Frontiers. While assigned, he served as Second Officer in Charge or Executive Officer and Command Writer in his rank of Operation Specialist Technician, Chief Warrant Officer (W-3). Clif looks forward to servicing any veteran or dependent by assisting them in filing for any state or federal Veterans benefits. He may be contacted at the Greenbrier County Court House, Lewisburg, or by calling 304-647-7500. He comes to the Courthouse in Marlinton on the third Tuesday of each month. 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 Cassell 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 B Dr. William H. OPTOMETRIST 634 3rd Ave., Licensed Aid Center 7994468 More than 35 years combined on your side. Roger D. Forman formerly with the Michael 1L Crane former legal director of Workers' Comp Mary E. Glass former Supreme Court Social Security Workers' Comp Personal Injury Accident Free Consultation No Recovery, No F Appointments in by Arrangement & Attorneys at 105Ca A & J Auto Parts, 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. 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