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January 6, 1977

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a day when I&apos;d whoop for joy at the sight of snow, rush the rust from the runners of my sled, and head for the hill. The cold wind slapping at your face as you raced the snow-covered pasture of our hometown's only farm ;, exciting, and healthy too. Cold temperatures were eagerly the mercury dove we'd keep our ears glued to the hear if the "Red Ball" was up at the Johnson Park skating that the ice was officially safe. Change! Now when the cold wind blows and the snow flies I to curl up under an afghan in my favorite chair, with a or warm brandy and read of other sportsmen more hardy in the cold. It must be age! he family, a visit back home, frozen fields and forest )t me indoors for more than a week now, probably the Pell in five years. Giving up the book and chair the other day, to my basement bench to pick up and put away an and lures and leaders, shotgun shells, repellents and ds left behind from previous hasty departures for various before putting that bench in order, my attention a cardboard carton, a big box with big bold letters on the 10 Packs. White." Today that carton contains not outdoor gear--a hundred memories or more. As the Swirled across the hills outdoors, I dug into my Viking box of )iece, real rubber rainsuit. I purchased that in 1967 for , st an Army-Navy surplus store in Rahway, N.J. for my first Barnegat Bay It turned out to be a bluebird day. But the use since that day. The black rubber is flaking off the the collar. The water would soak through now, I thought. ;amy morning on the Delaware Raritan Canal many Arnold there to try our hand at jump sheering canoe. I knew of a wide and shallow place where the gathered every morning to feed. That was our destination as also the destination of an earlier rising waterfowler, wore underway, and that drifter "spooked" the birds. flew over us; we both missed, and for the next two hours as it rained, hoping the birds would return. Thanks to my I stayed dry. the box: two duffle bags, one brown, one green, both worn thin from camping trips: three into the bush country of northern Maine, one to Lebanon State Forest in the Pine New Jersey--the first for my then four-year-old son. The ear to Camp Sakawawin, to the Philmont Scout Ranch in cabin in Lost River State Park, West Virginia, back before I was a part of the Mountain State. I've lived out of I thought, for more than a hundred days. curtain! How that saved a soaking in the "bush!" We round cloth when we camp, whether we use a tent with a My wife and I had pitched a floor-less, two-man WSrlooking Brady's Narrows in far-off Quebec--a scenic site I We hoped to enjoy. But it rained--rained all day and all night. the second morning, a stream of water wound through our sheet shower curtain had kept our sleeping bags dry. bag was nea the,bottom of-box,+,: s another pietlb of Army-NaaVatlhea|dlfl |fill one of the most exciting outdoor adventures I have ever wild water rafting trip on a "river of no San Juan, then a whitewater river rivaling the bag kept my clothes dry on that and subsequent treks on the Deleware, the Toms River, the Rancocas, and I many more. Wore when I bagged my first quail and my first Gilmer County there. Actually they are made up from two different pair, brown. The brown was from a pair of fine leather driving taly and brought from Rome by my son when he traveled there student group more than 10 years ago. suit--borrowed, I suddenly recalled. How many turkey and has it seen? And hats--six to be exact: one camouflage i brown "thermal" courdoroy cap that I thought I had lost; two ; a Lyndon Johnson-style felt brimflaed job in cleaning; and finally, a crushable outdoorman's hat, a gift on it a pin that, like the rubberized bag, sent my mind rapids of the San Juan. The river guides, at a campfire , Presented me with the tiny, copper-colored, triangle pin and I had just become an official "Socatwa River Rat." two plastic bags, loose feathers--quail, I believe. The last a haversack. It must be an antique, and if antiques could eQuld tell outdoor tales for days or even weeks. When I it had already been from Maine to California and back a to the Canadian Rockies, to Alaska, the Tetons, the High outdoor sites too numerous to list. It once belonged not to man, but to a genre soft-spoken, spectacled lady who as I've ever known had a true love for the out-of-doors. Her Smith, the former long-time fiction editor of Boys' Life Fran in her office chair or to pass her on the street, one that this white-haired woman was a mountain climber, an canoeist, hiker, camper, environmentalist (before they called active Audubon Society bird bander and enthusiast. at age 60. Fran retired to New Mexico in 1966 and when she with her long-used haversack, saying she hoped I would as much as she. in the box and my trip down a road of outdoor as Amy, my dog, nudged my leg. She was eager to hunt, gess I'm now ready to go. January 6, 1977 The Glenvme Democrat/ Pathlbuler II Hedges only GSC gridder named to all conference Jeff Matthews Sam M(mroe Varr('n Xnderon Bruce Pyke Wesleyan Tackle W, Va, 7ech Erd W Va State Erd Shepherd Guard Rick kmgsbury Gary Itawkins 1 ony I ipscomb Shepherd Kicker Wesleyan Center Concord ack 1976 OFFENSIVE TEAM Ron ('owan Larry Riley Lee Hedges Concord Guard Salem Back Glenville Back Larry Hersh Gary Warfield Harry Crosser Shepherd Punter Shepherd Back Balern Tackle ALL-WEST VIRGINIA CONFERENCE 1976 DEFENSIVE TEAM Glen Tabor Bob Samsa Jim Calhoun Jim Abshire Gary Blair Mark Bishop Bluefield End West Liberty Tackle West t-iDerty LB W Va State LB Felrmont Beck Fatrrnont T:kle AI 5tasiulewicz Rocky Martin Joe Bennett Jim Hairston Marshall Berger Salem Back Salem M. Guard Concord Lineback COncOrd Bk State End GlenviUe State College runnins back Leandis Hedges was one of fore, running bac named to the C AU Conference offensive football team. He was the only GSC player to be named to the first team on either offense or defense. Hedges came within two yards of capturing the league rushing crown es he gained 1,351 yards on 145 carries for a 5.5 yard per carry awrage. He was second to Salem's Larry Riley, who was named Offensive Player of the Year. The Virginia Beach junior was the primary cog in Glenville's offense, rushing for 260 yards against W.Va. Tech and 233 yards against Concord, while gaining over 100 yards against six other opponents. GSC tackle John Cnldwell was given particular honorable mention and Pioneer backs Tom Phillips and Mike Reed were named to the honorable mention list. Linebacker Dave Harsh and defensive back Dave Mosser of GSC were given particular honorable mention and defensive end, Stever Brown, and tackle, Terry Lahman, were named honorable mention on the all conference defensive squad. Middle guard Rocky Martin of Salem was named Defensive Player of the Year. Tony Colobro of Salem was named Coach of the Year. Conference champion. Concord. runner-up, Shepherd and Northern power Salem each had four selections. with three being chosen from W.Va. State. West Liberty. Fairmont and Wesleyan were represented by two team members, while Tech, Glenville and Bluefield each had e selection. The All conference selections hailed from seven states, with Wost Virginia leading the way with ten selections from both units. The neighboring states of Ohio. Pennsyl- vania, Virginia and Maryland each had three representatives, while Florida and New York each had one. GCHS fresh GCHS WILSON RUG CLEANERS AND CARPET CENTER Deep steam carpet cleaning ulso Furniture cleaning All types of floor covering Call for Free Estimates Phone Collect 269 1233 Weston, WVa to 30% FF i res east of LJnn on U.S. Rt. 33 at Pickle St. 3 n]es west of Alum Bridge Ill | | | I 1 | | | | n n | I | l n lllllnlt I fllt i basketball wrestling II 1974 FORD MUSTANG 2-Door, Auto. Trans., ! I Power Steering, V-6. Very Clean _1] Dec. 21 Doddridge 1:30 H Dec. 8 Braxton 7:00 A I 1974 FORD MUSTANG 2-Door, Auto, Trans, i ]an. 3 Calhoun 1:30 A I)Tc. 10 Harrisville 1:30 A Jan. 6 Harrisville 7:O0 A D,c. 15 Spencer 7:30 A U Power Steering, V-6. Very Clean. ' U Jan. lO Spencer 7:30 1t Dec. 20 Calhoun 1:30, t 1974 PINTO WAGON, Squire Pack., 4-Speed I Jan. 13 Braxton 7;00 A Jan. 8 Spencer Tournament A Jan. 17 Sistersville 8:00 H Jan. 13 Doddridge 7?;; H I Trans., 4 Cyl. (Low mileage) I Ian. 20 Spencer 7:30 A an. 19 Calhoun 1:30 A +1!1,,,+,++,:,.f;7 lrm 2& Spencer 7:30j;, I 1973 DODGE DART 4-Dope, V=8, Auto. Trans,, m Jan. 28 noddi'idge 1:30 t Jan. 3 1 Harrisville i4 ....... , I C*r,,-;,-, z7+7:+' .1 Feb. 3 Weston 1:30 A Feb+ 5 L.K. Conference A /uvvl31 Ot/lll [ Feb. 7 Braxton 6:15 H Feb. 7 Braxlon 8:00 H II 1973 PINTO WAGON, 4 Cyl, Auto Trans i Feb. 11 Calhoun t:3o H Feb. 1+4 Doddridge 7:00 A I 1973 MAVERICK 4-Door, V8, Auto, "Trans., | Feb. 14 Sistersville 8:00 A Feb. tT,19Regional A Feb. 17 Weston 3:3Oa Feb. 25-26State A I Power Steering ' | Feb. 21-25L.K.Tournament ConferenceA Coach' Clyde Stepp. ] 19721973 GRANFORD TORINoLTD 4-Door, 302Tape Player, Air, i Coach: William Jones E Auto. Trans., Power Steering [ s/w, v-8, Air, Rack, i Pine Manor announces .. Low Mileage I "Big One " winners .| 1971 FORD LTD 4-Door, Power Steering, .i I Auto. Trans., Air, low mileage II Glen Stump, Ed Williams and of the winners was awarded a $50 gift i 1970 VOLKSWAGEN Wagon I Charles Webb were recently named certificate, i " 1969 VOLKSWAGEN Wagon I winners in Pine Manor Grocery's "Big Charles Jenkins was the runner- One" fishing contest for 1976. up in the bass division with a 20A i 00ucxs ! Stump was the winner in the bass inch, 4 lb. 12 oz. bass. Freddie category after catching a bass that Montgomery placed second in the trout | 1972 CHEVROLET 3/4 ton, Auto, Trans I was 22 inches long and weighed 5 ]b category with a 17Vz inch long trout 4'A oz Williams was the winner in the and Jimmy Wolfe was runner,up in the n 1974 DATSUN 4 Speed, Topper " U trout category with a 20 inch long musky division with a 31 inch, 61b. 8 I All units are Local Trade-ins. trout that weighed 3 lbs. Webb won in oz. musky. Each rufiner-up was the musky division with a 363/* inch awarded a $25 gift certificate. I I musky whichweighed l 0 lb. 8oz. Each = Glenvdle Ford Sales l '-----------'------"- + :..:.:-: : .::.: :.:.:.:i:. :.:-:.:. :-::f...:: :.:.:::. :..: .. :. :: :::: :. :<. ":.'::: :: ::::.': :: ": f<;:;:;2. :: ;: :: :: :: :: ;::: :: :::2.:: :: :: :::::::: :.':::: ".::::::::::::::::: Q - I am a widow in receipt of a VA pension with the aid and attendance allowance. 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