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Plus is the name of the post office, and i el t V.. . rse practitioner part of irgmla: Century and Hundred are two of our ' a group of businessmen who formed a The fullowins was taken from The regarding our nomenclature as it Exchange.} oppose each other. We mining (:orporation in 19OO, the turn of West Vlrglnia H.illblll, |uly 5 edition, concerns our West Virginia post have Bee and Bebee, Freed and Hoard, the present century. For this reason j written by Frank Ball. offices. Freeman and Independence. Let and the company was incorporated as the ! A tobacco salesman carrying Christian names are used 88 times Given. Dean and Institute, New and Century Coal Company. and the town Index brand tobacco came into the in selecting names for West Virginia's Odd. Nicut and Long Run. Index and at the scene of operation was called Giimer County 24 years~ ago. {Now69selected in the same manner, and]ustice. LoweandBelo. Zenithand few miles away is called Century' cm.mtry store of Mr. S.A. McCartney in post offices. They were likely all Points. Mocker and Superior, SquireCentury. A second coal operation a years ago). At the request of the citizen generally. Heights, Munday and Thursday. Sod Number 2, There is one other Century of the community. Mr. McCartney wasThe little country post office of and Mud, Needmore and Uneeda. War in the United States, in Florida. applying to postal authorities for a post Corliss Amick.a resident of the and Pax. West and Southside. Tariff Hundred is in all probabilitv richest ':~,I :: office to be located in their midst. The community. Ona, a small town 13 miles and Toll Gate. and Pullman and Porter. in romance and history among our , .salesman offered Mr. McCartney aeast of Huntington. is so called from Or singularly, Bias. Bim, Boomer, "number" towns. It was originally ~!i box o, tobacco if the grocer would have the given name of One Handley, a Bozoo. Brood. Canvas, Coco. Core, called Old Hundred. but the modern \ the post office named for the brand of young lady who once lived in this Crystal, Curry, Dott, Eureka, Mabie. trend toward simplicity has erased the \ : tobacco they were discussing. Mr. section. And the town of Belle on the Okonoko. Man, Mole Hill, Mammouth, first word. It was called Old Hundred McCartney succeeded, he got his Kanawha River in Kanawha County Ioker. Link. Loom, Mace, Petroleumbecause some of its founders reached tobacco, and West Virginia added an was named for Belle Levi. wife of Plus Pickaway, Pie, Pinch, Pipestem, Pluto, the century mark. Many of them Index to her list of postoffices. Mr. Levi business man of Charleston. Power, Ranger, Replete, Sparks. Spice. became 80 or 90 years of age. One i McCartney has served as postmaster Almost any subject is covered in Tango, Union and Victor, Wewanta, attained the grand old age of 109. This )~ at Index for 24 years, our naming, A few taken at random Worth and Widen. Truly the man. Henry Church. fought in the '~ From the index, and other sources are interesting. Advent and Removalimagination of the mountaineers wasking's army against the Colonies, but ~ we find many interesting things (they are probably in cahoots with worked overtime when the names of he liked the American country - and many of our towns were selected, an American girl, Miss Hannah Keene, The name. Sod, a small Lincolna Quaker maiden of Philadelphia - so County town, is derived from the he decided against returning to his initials of S.O. Dalton, once a land native Suffolk. England, He and his i~ owner in the vicinity. Toll Gate on U.S. bride came to Hundred early in life. 50 in Ritehie County is undoubtedly a For many years he declared his high holdover from turnpike days. Wewan- regard for the king. refusing to take ~ -, " ta. a small post office in Lincoln American oath of allegiance. HefinaUy County. received its name, according became reconciled, however, and took to the most widely accepted story, the oath. He died in 1860 a few months ,o i~ authorities read "We-wanta post year. aged 106. i!:: office in this vicinty." Others claim Other interested names of West i!~: i that Wewanta as the given name of the Virginia townas are Affinity. Assu- ii ~ ii I II ,~ ii ,Hi I i , ~.~ ~ ~ ,~ wife of the first postmaster, rance. Comfort. Enterprise. Fame. L~ . CAM YOU WORK WITHOUT SUPERVISION.: Among stones represented in our Friendly, Gay, Good. Goodwill, Grace. i | Can you work without supervismn m an accounts list our Bluestone. Sandstone, Rock. Harmony. Industrial. Progress. Indus- ;ili , Slate, Flint and Table Rock. Some of try. Prosperity, Prudence, and Justice. I ] .rotected territory with an exclusive line? we have an Auto and a !i i "- We need a man or woman to sell full line.of Advertising our plants are Cornstalk. Cucumber, !!~!~ Sprigg, Ramp. and Wheat. Gilmer Speedway. Also a Rush Run and Quick. | Specialities, Calendars and Gifts m the Glenville area. Must County has a Shock. Water is | be able to plan own tlme and to work with minimum of suggested ,n Bays. Pool Lake. Virginia TriFler resigns phxsic, : |supervision. The exclusive calendar llne, including 1976 Deepwater and Short Creek, Bass, Trout, and Pike are our fish.We also 05 $(~00~ n@r$~ She is tr | Bicentennial editions are manufactured m our own plant, have a Reed and a Gill. treat cuts, ~ | The Advertising Specialty Line m one of the most estensive There is a Hell Fer Sartin and a and ot | in the industry. . Purgatory in West Virginia, but neither Returning to her home ~ Grafton, and in the~ | Write Bob McKenzm, Sales Manager, The Thos. D. is a post office. Wheeling was named Mrs. Virginia Taylor R.N. has resigned patient from the word. "Weeling," and Indian as County School Health Nurse for the follow pa, tie~t~ | Murphy Co. 120 So. Second St., Red Oak. Iowa 51566. name meaning, "place of the skull." Gilmer County Board of Eduation, needs referr~l " ....... = The name. Q nnimont is taken from acco n, to Supt We, the the Latin phrase meaning five Mrs. Taylor had been employed by Mrs. ~t ANNUAL ANTIQUE AUCTION mountains. Terra Alto is also Latin, the school district for three years under a federal Title 1 Grant .Program. State meaning high ground. There is a Latfin offering health services to individuals SATURDAY, AUGUST 9- 9 A,M. TILL MIDNIGHT in Lincoln County, Wayne County She specialized in screening andat the beginning of illness in order to in1949, She ELK AUCTION - GASSAWAY WV people will never be hungry as long as testing all early childhood education prevent serious developments, employed there is a Crum. This town takes its students, special education students. The focus is on prevention of illness She Tbls is out bill annual consisnment sale, and we have hopes that this name from an early settler there, and all students entering Gilmerand maintenance of well-being. one will be more interesting and exciting than any ei~ the previous sales. The numerals are well represent- County schools for the first time. The The Family Nurse Practitioner is a bilt Come on ever and be a buyer, seller er just a plain observer,ed in Unus, Uno, Duo, Three-mile, tests included vision and hearing registered nurse who has ~eined Tenn., and FURNrrURE - Sp. wheal; brass, sleigh a other beds; marble top & other Three Oaks, Big Four. Four Poplars, screening as well as dental checks and additional knowledge and trainingBrunswick, dressers; wash stands; Secy's; round pedestal tables; lot dining chairs; side Four States, Fivemile, Six. Eight. other related health examinations, through an organized program of She has bars; asst. tables; ice boxes; telephones; beautiful mantel clocks~ 6 Tenmile. Fourteen. Hundred, and She also arranged transportation study, at matching bookcases [sectional]; Etc. Century. To these we might add Plus for students who needed medical Carolyn H. Arnbld is Gilmer Wi, FIRST DAY COVERS - 16 lots first day covers 1932 - 1953. Other item for and Divide. treatment, and engaged in home visits County's Family Nurse Practitioner. June, this stamp colku:tors. Divide was so named because of a to inform parents of medical treatment BOTT'~l~S-~lm~am|Voll~ & !~]; Em'a Brooks [Baseball player" VFW75th]; Mr. Boston [Berkley Co. Cent., Fret. Order, of Eagles]: Grenadier ~ividing the rainfall between MeadowWelty said he is discussing with ~, .... PAL at full Soldier Series II [Kinlls Af. Rifle Corps, Dragoon 17th Reg. 1812, Capt. U.S. and New Rivers. The post office, county Board of Health officials the Inf. Union Army, Brig. Gen. Cuater, Scots Fusileer Guards, Officer 3rd Divide. has been changed to Lookout. possibility of contracting for student ~ .... Near Lookout, there is a large rock health services previously provided by Guard's Reg., Sgt., Major Cold Stream Guards] & Others. from which much of the surroundingMrs. Taylor. The school district GLASSWARE - Carnival, depresdon, ruby & others. 3 pcs. cut glass [punch county may be seen. It had been used already maintains a close ties with the bowl W/5 cups over 73 yrs. old], covered butter; reli~ dish. Beautiful, by the Indian and white man alike to Board of Health, especially in their dear glass wine set. spy out each other's camps. The rock immunization program for entering is called "'Spy Rock." Hence the students. ~~S - 1829 Mmude loadinll shotgun, manufactured at Harpers suggestion of the name, Lookout. Sojourners to sponsor ForTy: 1B32 Mtumle loadinll shotgun W/ name on stock; 4570 RUle U.S.A few miles east of Lookout on U.S. Springfield, U.S. Mad. 1~; roller back 12 II. shotgun made by Hunter; Route G 0 is the little town of Clifftop. In sing at Jackson's Mill Remingtron 3840 drop lock 1~7~ Winchester 410 Mod. 37 shot; pistol. 1884, the Longdale Iron Company with MISCELLANEOUS - 1~9 Packm'd ~e; pot belly stove; bra~ & copper Harry Firmstone as president beganAn outdoor sins, sponsored by The kettles; brsss bellS; iron primitives; milk cam~; Donahue pottery: tools, mining operations here. Firmstone was Sojourners, will be held at the butter molds, beautiful silver tea service & other gorgeous pieces; Blue out riding with friends one day when Jackson's Mill amphitheatre on August Book~; lamps, and many other item by sale date. he came to the edge of the mountain 2. beginning at 7 p.m. ,] from where he could see far into the There is no admission charge and I AUCHONEER: ROBERT J. BUTCHE~ valley. His exclamation, "This surely is groups featured will be The Branhom a clifftop." gave the town its name. Fap~y of Cleveland, Tenn.: Lydell I ' A group of citizens in a countrySpivey Singers of Coos Bay, Ore.; and ' community a few males from Clifftop The Sojourners of Weston. met to select a name for a post office In case of rain, the sing will be held l~efore petitioning postal authorites, at the West Virginia Building at the Among those present were Judge Holt campgrounds. P@rsons interested in and Lemuel Rogers. Rogers' little girl attending are asked to come early and Mayor Ikflbert L. Davidson congratulates new CiW was with him. Judge Holt looked into bring a lunch, the coal black eyes of little Maggie Rogers and suggested, "Let's call it The Glenville Police Department Goodrich Raven's Eye." Thus has it been called has been brought up to fu~ strength Manle. cl~ since. Weekly deadline for all news and advertising with the recent addition of Lt. Dean Good~ The name of the Charleston isMondavat5p.m. Have yoor news and ads Boone, 44, and Patrolman Robert Boone is business man, Plus Levi, is represented in e~dv to avoid disappointment. Goodrich. 22. was a Auxiliary. in the same town in Kanawha Couty. The new o~ficers join Capt. DallasFrametov,'~" S ATE Business ood? - with SYCAMORE RUN Bur la, r'F Good ! w STV -a Saturday, August 2. 1975 , business builds to a peak-and As holiday . . " " 's a'r. your daily business r lpts multiply-_ even more important that you sazegua,'-u TERMS: Cash ondayoisah~. your cash and checks by using our con- Buy 1 get the Venient Night Desposit0 ! In operation - Snow Scoop for Ford Tractor every day and_ night of the year--before i 500 gallon gasoline tank on skids 1 Steam cooker. (0f equal or less and after regular banking houm--holidaye 3 Wooden office desks ~l~tl~,']. 1 - Ice machine 26 . Tablet arm chairs Use our Night Depository NOW! z - Loom: 3 - 900:20 - I0 Ply truck tires (Used). 18 - Bed and Springs {Single). 2 - Wooden Doors 36 - Metal Shelves - [Single with bracket). 1 - 1971 Rambler - 4 door sedan. 1 - 1966 International Van [Mail Truckl. ..................... Chairs & Sofas from Pioneer Center (Number Unknown). 1 - Chair. Glenville, W.Va ......................... 1 - Central Air Conditioner - Gas.