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1997: The May 21 edition of The Lincoln Journal reported:

County landmark changes its ways after being closed as a popular drinking establishment at the intersection of WV 10 and Bear Creek Rd. and purchased by someone reconstructing it into an apartment building; School Board moves to dismiss Woodville suit; may seek costs from protest group; Quilts by Phyllis Handley are covering the nation; Branchland youth injured in accident; Madison auto wreck kills two; National Missing Childrens Day; LCOC announces employee of month to be Michelle Egnor.

ANNIVERSARIES: 50th golden for Arthur and Ida Runyan Pauley.

BIRTHDAYS: 1st — Sarah Beth Pennington; 40th — Debbie Linville; 1st — We love you from Auntie Barbara, Granny, God Mother Destiny, Mommy & Daddy.

OBITUARIES: Conard W. Lambert, 63, Hamlin; Norma A. Vance, 71, Ranger; Verlie S. Sexton, 81, Chapmanville; Otha L. Roush, 54, Hamlin; Minister Hallard Tyler, 64, Alkol.

Compiled by Phyllis Stowers, Lifestyles Editor For the Lincoln Journal.

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