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Paid at Marlinton. WV 24954 POCAHONTAS TIMES No. 436-640 - ISSN No. 07388376) 0nta00 i00tme00 Serving Pocahontas County in the Endless Mountains of Appalachia www.lx)cahontastimes.com MARLINTON, POCAHONTAS COUNT.Y, WEST VIRGINIA 24954 November 27, 2003 VOL. 121 NO. 25 Flooding again Drive Old Man Winter Away! Stony Bottom Christmas Party Bottom Rockbusters Party and meeting at the leader on Monday, 1, at 7 p.m. All remember to Open House in Hillsboro Open House on December 6, from I0 to 5 p.m., and Sunday, 7, from 1 to 5 p.m. Hillsboro House Bed and Leah and Eugene invite you to come celebrate the Season with them. beside H&amp;C Automo- 12 and 13 Annual Durbin Festival capture the Spirit of and Satur- 12 and 13, 1st Festi- bake sales, rum- Friday, 7 p.m., Tree Ceremony and Carol- 1 p.m, Santa pro- down Main Street. Visit at the Durbin Rail 1:30 - 2:30 pan. up for contests and at participating mer- For more information Cathy Grimes, 456- : Paul, 456-4556. I POCAHONTAS FUEL WAS flooded last Wednesday, as water from Knapps Creek rose out of its banks. Allen Johnson photo I I 00leeting00 Little Levels Heritage Fair Volunteers to meet All volunteers are invited to attend the Little Levels Heritage Fair meeting on Sunday, De- cember 7, at 2 p.m. at Ruth Taylor's home on Seebert Lane. All "Old Homeplaces" addi- tions are due no later than Thanksgiving. Community Obituarie00 Scott Lovelace, Jr. Scott "Whitey" Lovelace, Jr., formerly of HuntersviHe, died Monday, November 24, 2003, at Tazewell, Community Hospital, TazewelL Virginia. No arrangements have been made at printing time but the body will be at VanReenen Funeral Home in Marlinton. Supply Company, a charter member of Pocahontas Memori- al Hospital Auxiliary and a member of the Pioneer Days Committee and the Humane So- ciety of Pocahontas County. She was born at Ronceverte January 16, 1919, the daughter of the late Albert and Zora Walker Viers. Also preceding her Woods photos and stories due by Present '' :53"'56.- Class Seneca Health Woods is offer- Services Board special six-session of Directors to meet Present" Class open----Seneca Health Services, Inc., and advanced Board of Directors will meet Classes will be and Thursday nights at , beginning December 2. John Friel at 799-6976 799-4432 to Enrollment is limited, soon. This is your to make a memorable under expert super- 00bent00 Acrobats Coming Green Bank School Acrobats will per- at Green Bank School December 8, at 1 p.m. is invited to attend, Sponsored by the Elementary/Middle PTO. Tuesday, December 9, at 7 p.m. at Food and Friends, Lewisburg. A.F. & A.M. Marlinton Lodge No. 127, A.F. & A.M. will host a "special communication" at its Lodge Hall north of Marlinton for work and instruction in the Sublime Degree of Master Mason on Saturday, November 29, beginning at 7 p.m. Refreshments will follow degree work. All Master Masons cor- dially invited. .000tite00 Libraries closed for holiday All Pocahontas libraries will be closed Thursday, November 27-Saturday, November 29, for the Thanksgiving holiday. Landfill Closed The Pocahontas County Landfill will be closed Thurs- day, November 27, for the Thanksgiving holiday. you a Happy Thanksgiving We will be closed November 27, in observance of Thanksgiving Clt- NATIONAL N< o/w00t Virsinia 799.4E40 Ruby Shepherd Rock .... by Shepherd Rock, age 84, of l-_mmore, died Thursday, November 20, 2003, at Davis Memorial Hospital in Elkins. Mrs. Rock was a member of the Dunmore United Methodist Church. She was born July 5, 1919, at Dunmore, the daughter of Til- den H. and Lucy E. Doyle Car- penter. Preceding her in death were her parents; two husbands, Alva B. Carpenter and Louis M. Shepherd; a son, Thomas H. Carpenter; and three brothers, Asa Ryder, Lloyd Ryder, and Robert W. Carpenter. Surviving her are a daugh- ter, Carolyn C. Montgomery, of Arnandville, Louisiana; son, Roy B. Carpenter, of Dutmre; thirteen grandchildren, thirty- eight great-grandchildren, and six great-great-grdndchfldren. Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at the Dun- more United Methodist Church by Pastor Tom Hill and David Plank. Burial was in the Dun- more Cemetery. Wilma M. Gibson Wilma Matheny Gibson, age 84, of Marlinton, died Wednes- day, November 19, 2003, at Alleghany Regional Hospital at Low Moor. Virginia. Born at Naples, Virginia, she was the daughter of the late John Matheny, Sr., and Althea Gardner Matbeny. Mrs. Gibson was also pre- ceded in death by her husband, Samuel Sherman Gibson; three sisters, Audrey Townsend, Polly ClarL and Alma Dunn; and three brothers, Clyde Matheny, Ralph Matheny, and Connell Matheny. She leaves two sons, Samuel Sherman Gibson and Steven Mikel Gibson, both of Marlinton, and a brother, John Matheny, of Green Bank. She was a member of the Marlinton Presbyterian Church. Graveside services by the Rev. Bryan Treadway and burial were held Thursda-y at Mountain View Cemetery. Eula Viers Moses Eula Viers Moses, age 84, of Marlinton, died at home on Friday, November 21, 2003. Mrs. Moses was a member in death were Jody and Johnny " Moses, twin sons, who=were born and died in February 1949; a sister, Violet Viers; and a brother, Arthur Viers. Surviving her are her hus- band, Jody Moses, Jr.; daughter, Linda Moses Turner, of Marlin- ton; and a brother, Robert E. Viers, of Ashtabula, Ohio. Graveside services were held Sunday afternoon by Pastor Jerry Moore in Mountain View Cemetery. Memorial gifts may be made to First Baptist Church at Huntersville or Pocahontas Memorial Hospital Auxiliary. Anna Mae Boothe Anna Mae Boothe, age 82, of Durbin, died Tuesday, November 18, 2003, at Davis Memorial Hospital in Elkins following a short illness. Mrs. Boothe was born November 10, 1921, at Durbin, the daughter of the late Branson and Tressie Lambert Thompson and the late Frank Taliman. She attended the Durbin United Methodist Church and was a member of the Rebekah Lodge. In previons years she had been active in the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary and participated in the activities of the Durbin Senior Center. Her husband, James R. Boothe, is dce.ased. Also pre- ceding her in death were two brothers, Marvin Halterman, of Hopkinsville, Kentucky, and William "Bud" Halterman, of Ironton, Ohio. Surviving her are three daughters, Jean Halt'bill, of Bowling Green, Kentucky, Car- ole Casey, of Johnsburg, Illi- nois, and Linda Dietrick, of Thornton, Colorado; two sons, Larry Elza and Tom Boothe, both of Durbin; five sisters, Zona Hoover, of Marlinton, Edith Gillenwater, of LeeL Eva Riley, of San Ramon, Califor- nia, Louise Bennett, of St. Albans, and Janet Cassell, of Cass; twelve gtanddfildren, four great-grandchildren, and three great-grea-00. Funeral services were held Friday afternoon at the Durbin United Methodist Church by the Rev. David Rittenhouse. Burial was in the Arbovale Cemetery. of First Bap.st c-- of i I Huntersville. She was a retired employee of Peoples Store and With Generators and Kerosene Heaters DESA INTERNATIONAL R40 Reddy Heater, Portable Forced Air 40,000 BTU Heater, Heats 6500 CUFT, 11-1/2 Hour Run Time, 115V Hot Surface Ignition, Automatic Fuel Shut Off System. FEATURES * Dependable Briggs & Stratton engines Automatic low oil shutdown (except on H&A 1850) Circuit breaker protection Full wrap protective cradle Lo-tone muffler BENEFITS The generators are desi with quality and cost in Aimed at demanding jobs price is an issue, the Standard series provides strong, reliable power on the job, around the OENERo AC $6999s house or at play. Powered by Wtlh]l,l(It,ilt Briggs & Stratton engines, these generators are built to last.  18  . 1 ticket for each $5 cash to received on accont transaction.k 1st Prize ....................... Henry Lever Action Carbine 2rid Prize ..................... Eureka Envtro Floor Steamer 3rd Prize ..................... Eureka Superllte Upright Vac park00 &00ec Santa's Workshop: make holiday gifts for family and friends! Ages 6-12, younger with adult at the Parks and Rec Office in Marlinton, Monday, December 1, 3:30p.m.-5 p.m., Green Bank School; Tuesday, December 2, 4 p.m.-5:30 p.m., Hillsboro Library. $2 includes all supplies. Call 799-7386 to register. Candle-Making Workshop, Dip special holiday candles ---ey make great-gifts! Wed- nesday, December 10, at the Youth Center, Main Street, Marlinton; two sessions, 4:00- 5:00 for grades 5-8, and from 7:00-8:30 for ages 12-adult. Call to register. Candy House Workshops, Monday, December 8, 3:30- 5:00, at Green Bank School; Tuesday, December 9, 3:30-5:00 at the Parks and Recreation Off.me, Marlinton; and Thursday, December 11, at Hillsboro Library, 4:00 to 5:30 p.m.. $1.50, includes all supplies. Registration required so that enough supplies are avle by calling 799-7386. Basket Workshop, Make an ornament basket, taught by Margie Sparks, Monday, December 1, 6:30 p.m. at Green Bank School, annex building, $6, includes supplies. C:ass size is limited. Call 799-7386 to reg- ister. Holiday Ornament Work- shop Series, Thursday, Decem- ber 4, Beaded Stars/Flowers, 6 to 8 p.m., Hillsboro Library, $3, includes supplies. Call 799-7386 to register. Illlll I I 00l000tite Democrat Fundraiser The Pocahontas Democrat Executive Committee is plan- ning a yard sale for December 6. Donations for the. Democrat Party would be greatly appreci- ated and can be taken to Demo- crat Headquarters next to House of Style on Main Street in Mar- limon. If the Headquarters are not open, please take to House of Style and Loretta Malcomb will put them in Headquarters. 00tirtba Joseph and Michele Van- devender and their daughter, Na- dine, of Brick, New Jersey, an- nounce the birth of their daugh- ter and sister, Jolene Elizabeth, born November 1, 2003, at 2:59 a.m. at the Kimble Medical Center in Lakewood, New Jer- sey. Jolene weighed 7 pounds, 5 ounces, and was 20 inches long. Proud grandparents are David and Donna Vandevender, of Bar- tow, and Dottle Labanich, of Circleville. Great-grandmother is Mary C. Vandevender, of Bar- tOW. Eli Brandon Michael, along with his parents, David and Michele, are proud to announce the arrival of Mary Katherine Michael on October 9, 2003,at St. Mary's Hospital, Hunting- ton. Mary Katherine arrived at 4:12 p.m. and weighed 8 pounds 4 1/2 ounces and was 21 inches long. Maternal grandparents are J. William and Mary DeMoss, of Huntington. Paternal grandpar- ents are Earl "Butch" and Katherine Michael, of Marlin- ton. Jerry and Sonia Ryder are proud to announce the birth of their son, Gareth Alden Ryder. He was born on November 19, 2003, at 1:35 p.m. at Virginia Beach General Hospi- tal. He weighed 3 pounds, 8 ounces, and was 17 inches long. Maternal grandparents are James and Barbara Tyler, of Ra- leigh, North Carolina. Maternal great-father is Jimmy Lov- ick, of Angler, North Carblina. Maternal great-great-grandmoth- er is Eunice Gree n, of Angler, North Carolina. Paterrml grandparents are Per- ry and Joyce Ryder, of Minne- haha Springs. Paternal great- grandmother is Mary Alderman, of Huntersville. I I Illlllll 00oSpitaI .--fl etu00 Nola Rose is a hospital patient in Roanoke, Virginia. Bee Gladwell had cataract surgery on her second eye at Low Moor, Virginia, last week.