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=day, November 26, 1953 rom the desk of in W. Price, Editor Fred Burgess brought in sual fruit for these • a great big osage orange. m who are cutting locust ;on the Marshall place, at Mountain, near Min- lad the trees. This place =abated by us old timers name of "Duffryn" the izing farm.of the late Sir Lawson, an English gen- age orange is a native rth America. It is a tree g in height from twenty feet, according to soil laation. It belongs to the y family. The fine wood is bright yellow, l used for dying. During World War it was used plant at Cuss to make khaki-cloth for uni- The wood was much € the Indians for making [Is fruit is about the size rye orange, has a bumpy of golden color. It is with somewhat woody with yellow milky juice. Iiell is generally disliked. t is seldom eaten on ac- 0f the smell, but is not some. lreference book says the in Te patabanta Time fully introduced in Britain as a hedge plant. It was always un- derstood around Mingo that Mr. Lawson had brought the osage orange plants on his farm from England. The osage orange plant is common in the Shenandoah Valley. Reports of the presence of panthers in these mounta/ns still come into this office. I am a sympathetic listener, for I have seen a panther in recent years with my own eyes. People freely give me details, but now nearly all append a request. If you print this news, please do not mention my name in con- nection thereto: you know what some people will think and say, etc. Well, anyway late one even- ing last week a farm lady had to drive her truck to a barn at the far end of the place for to carry grain to a bunch of shoats, and then hay cattle. A more peaceful pastoral scene could hardly be imagined. It is the calm at the end of a typical day of Indian summer. Cows were placidly munching bunches of fragrant bay spread on the ground. Pigs gathered close around the lady as she poured ground feed into troughs. Then the stillness of gather- ing dusk was rent by a horrible, hair raising scream from the ,mge has been success- nearby w mohlnmingide. It rvice Lu rch .n Sunday, November 30, ion will hold their an- Minnehalm Springs. First Sun- day of Advent. Worship Service 11 a.m. Program by Ginger Henry. Soup and sandwich lunch. Cantata practice and Christmas decorating after lunch. 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 Morning Bible Study 9:45 a.m., Sunday Morning Service 10:45 a.m., Sunny Evening 6 p.m.; Wednesday Bible Study 7 p.m. Marlinton UMC Sunday, November 30, Sunday School, 9:45 a.m., Worship 11 am., Community Fellowship Choir 3 p.m.; Becky's Circle meeting Mon- day, December 1, 7 p.m. at Isa- bel McElwee's home. Mary's Chapel Sunday School 10 a.m., Worship 11 a.m. St. John's Episcopal Church Sunday, November 30, Worship 11 a.m. giving Service on day, November 26, at |lrlinton United Methodist Father That Son of the Inn Neumann Catholic will be our speaker, ances Eskridge and Von- ers providing special The service will begin at Bring a bag lunch if like, and remain after to share in a time of p. Everyone welcome. innehalm Braves 4-H Club and Ilnnehaha Springs ; Christmas Program y, December 19, 7 at Minnehaha United dist Church. ire Nativity Scene 'ill be sponsored by Lamp th Christian Academy y, December 11. Perfor- at 6 and 8:30 p.m. at |Bank Country Store. Live liras music and other ac- I q Join us for a night of p to remember the true of Christmas. Edray Charge ¢orship Schedule tpbelltown UMC tlay School 10 a.m. tbtral Union UMC y School 10 &m. ray UMC Stamping y School 10 am. Creek Tabernacle [Swago UMC Sunday, November 30, :lay School 10 a.m. Sunday School 10 a.m., Wor- ite's .Chapel UMC ship 7 p.m.; Wednesday, De- Lcember 3, Bible Study 7 p.m. Service • Psychological Services =g • Substance Abuse XIX Waiver • Wa/Birth to Three 4 Hour Crisis Serv/ces • DUI Classes Outpatient Clinic Locations: Lewisburg Webster Sprhlgs Marlinton 872-2659 645-3319 847-5425 799-6865 a complete lifting Of our cervical I09 on to wWw.shsinc.org was a panther, and the lady knew it. Traditionally the scream of a mountain lion has been variously described as that of a woman in distress, or that of an imagined fiend in torment. The pigs, so eager for their evening meal, quickly left their feeding troughs and scurried into the dark safety of the nearby stable. The cows came promptly to attention, heads high, testing the air, and in line, head and horns to the forest. When all was oppressively quiet, the lady moved, and the horrible scream was repeated. It was leaving time; and the lady hurried to her truck. As she drove away, screams were again beard as the panther moved up the high mountainside, heading east toward the Alleghanies. DEATHS Sarah Susan White Hannah, age 96, of Elk. Harlan Blankenship, age 72, of Frankford. Rene C. Williams, age 76, of White Sulphur Springs. Clarence MeN=el Kershner, age 52, of Droop Mountain. Ella C. Jenkins, age 65, of Rossville, Pennsylvania• DeWitt Clinton Shelton, age 45, of Myrtle Point, Oregon. ALPINE THEATRE "'Girl In White" June Allyson ~ Gary Merrill "Jamaica Run" Ray Milland - Arlene Dalai "Down Laredo Way" Rex Allen "Westward The Women" Robert Taylor - Julia Bishop Minnehaha Springs. United Methodist Charge November 30 Minnehaha Springs UMC Sunday School 10 a.m. Mt. Grove VA UMC Sunday School 9:45 a.m., Worflfip 11 a.m. Frost UMC Sunday School 9:45 a.m. Huntersviile UMC Sunday School 10 a.m. ... First Baptist Church Huntersville Sunday School 10 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 1st grade), Chtldre. in Acaon (2nd- 5th grade), P.U.S.H. (Pray Un- til Something Happe, s) 6th-8th grade, F.R.O.G. (Fully Rely On God) 9th-12th grade all at 7 p.m. Marlinton Church of God Beard Heights. Sunday School 10 a.m., Worship 11 a.m., Evening Service 7 p.m.; Wednesday, Adult Bible Study "Book of Daniel" 7 pan., Youth Groups 7 p.m. ;lle otallmata¢ imt--No,,ember 27, 2003Page 5 ...... ed, which any county library 00ibrarp by Allen Johnson, Director of Pocahontas County Free Libraries -The West Virginia Supreme Court has recently established McClintic Public Library as one of nine Legal Research Centers. These research centers enable both legal professionals and the general public to access the powerful LexisNexis online da- tabase as well as materials in print. The WV Supreme Court is seeking ways to facilitate people who choose to represent themselves in court proceedings to have the information they need. LexisNexis is an awesome, expensive database that anyone can use at the library in Marlin- ton. The features are many and readily searchable, including all West Virginia case law;, WV Supreme Court cases; Federal and State cases 4th Circuit; the WV code; WV State Regula- tions TOC; WV Attorney Gen- eral Opinions; WV Bill Track- ing and Full Text Bills; law dic- tionaries and other legal helps. Case law can be Shepardized. Training will be offered to in- terested citizens in the near fu- ture. While the libraries and volunteers will be pleased to show patrons how to access in- formation, they will of course not be permitted to give legal advice. Anyone interested in self-rep- resentation in legal affairs, or who wants to learn more about Marlinton Presbyterian Church Sunday, November 30, Worship Service 10 a.m., Sun- day School 11 a.m.; Wednesday, December 3, Children's Choir 3:30 p.m., Adult Choir 7 p.m. Buckeye Chapel Sunday School 10 a.m. Marlinton First Church of the Nazarene Rt. 219, Edray, Prayer Time 9:30 am. Sunday School 10 a.m., Worship 11 a.m., Sunday night Worship and Youth Meeting, 6 p.m. with Bill Kumpf, of Parsons, preach- ing both services; WedneMay Bible Study 7 pJm. Thornwood Community Church Sunday, November 30, Sunday School 10 a.m., Sing- ing with Connie Moore at 11 a.m. I a'matter pertaining to law, as well as attorneys themselves, should by all means visit the fully operational Legal Research Center. A time slot can be se- cured by calling ahead at 799- 6000. Drop-ins are welcome on a first come basis for open time slots. In other resources of informa- tion, an excellent website for young adults interested in their career decisions is at www.ca- reervoyages.gov/. Ellie Wen is an 11 th grader in Los Angeles who has developed an extensive website on English classics. The site has over 1,000 pieces of text (poems, speeches, essays, scenes from plays, and children's stories in the public domain), with the intention to reach at least 5,000 within a year. Almost 200 of the pieces are accompanied by audio clips, so that visitors to the site may read along. Having audio with the words on .screen is an excel- lent way to build literacy read- ing skills. The site is www.Re- peatAfterUs.com and is well worth the visit. Databases are very expensive and typically not affordable by small individual libraries. At times we are able to get free tri- al subscriptions. One such trial is Lit Finder, which provides 125,000 full text poems, thou- sands of full text stories and es- says, biographical notes on au- thors, literary criticism, and sec- tions for young children as well. The website is www.lit- finder.com. A'password is need- Grace Baptist Church Sunday School 10 a.m., Worship I I am., Sunday Even- ing 6 p.m., Wednesday 7 p.m. cardholder can get through a call to your branch librarian. But hurry, the trial ends December 10. SIRS (Social Issues Research Service) is generously providing libraries in West Virginia a six month trial of its databases. The trial will run through March 31. The time period was specifically selected to give staff in libraries a chance to become familiar with the databases and then demonstrate them to teachers, students, community leaders and legislators. The trial will be in place dur- ing the entire legislative ses- sion. SIRS Government Re- porter, one of the databases available, delivers thousands of full-text documents, sunmmries and graphics concerning a wide variety of topics: health, sci- ence, economics, environment, politics, foreign affairs, busi- ness and industry. This database may be of particular interest to legislators. Access to the trial is through the WVLC web site http://librarycommission.lib.w v .us/ Click on Fall/Winter Data- base Trials in the right hand column. As we enter the Thanksgiving holidays, Pocahontas Libraries expresses its gratitude to the community for its generosity and support. appiness lies • in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort. Franklin Roosevelt RICK'S TAXIDERMY " - i 50% Deposit Required On All Work I I Good work ts not cheapl Cheap work Is not good! Airport Hill, Rick McCarty Rt. 1 Box 163 799-4089 Marlintor, WV 24954 I I Brownings' Family Practice Willi McNeel Browning, Jr., D.O. Patricia Matchett Browning, D.O. 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