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January 12, 1989

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ISSN (0746-589O) Glenville, Gilmer County, West Virginia 26351 Published By and For Gilmer County People 85, Number 04 Sinole Copy Price-35 cents(33 cents plus tax) Thursday, January 12, 1989 Minney, Gilm is a picture taken early in1918 of a group of Gilmer County draftees leaving for duty in L row (I-r), Asby Minney of Stumptown now residing at Americare-Glenville, unknown, unknown, unknown, Ase Collins of Lockney (deceased), and Henry Nicholson of Letter ). row (I-r), unknown, Day McClain of Normantown (deceased), unknown, unkno a% un- knowing the name of any of the unknown men may contact Earl Nicholson of Letter Monday, January 9, County Board of appointed Sand Fork tary School Principal as interim superin- The move was precipi- the resignation of cur- Dr. Clacy who is resigning ef- Friday, January 13, will take the helm school system until 1989, when Williams' The measure followed a lengthy session at the Monday stated that his two goals in his position as is to balance for the current year, careful monitoring of and purchases, and to the inclusion of sci- ceign language, library at the high school the quality education in the schools. to provide the ele- schools with a unified plan to prepare stu- school. action the Board: to a presentation by Robert Pemell con- cerning the gymnasium and classroom project at Glenville Elementary as the final phase of the levy renovation project. Pemell noted that the plans that had been brought forward were not within the funds available for the project and that the Board would need to make rec- ommendations for changes in the plans in order to get the plans within the financial stares available for the project. It was noted that the plans he presented were budgeted at approximately $546,000, while only about $433,000 was available for the project. The Board will attempt to come up with plans that will be within budgetary constraints so that the levy renovation proj- ects can be completed; -Retired to executive session at 7:30 p.m., returning to regular session at 9:35 p.m.; --denied a request from Mr. and Mrs. Junkins to have their child transferred from Norman- town Elementary to Glenville Elementary; -approved a request for Casey Dungin to remain at Gilmer County High School, while denying a request for his brother David to remain at the Glenville City Council their monthly meeting January 9 at 7:30 in Chambers. the meeting, ap- was asked for payment contract for the water project. A pay- amount of $767.80 by "Freddie Helmick Bmbcey June Evans. Smith, then ex- that Rebecca WiUitt, was resigning agreed to help coordi- accounting affairs until February 1. Mrs. thanked the Council during her The resignation by Bamz Collins by Freddie was made by the the Recorder, Phyl- lis Starkey, to hold the position of Treasurer for four months un- til a new Treasurer was found. Applications considered for the position of accountant are: Tim Moore, Nick Bassett, and Rich- ard Edman. Included in the Treasurer's Report was the statement that the Gilmer County Sheriff's De- partment owes the City of Glen- ville between $7,000 and $8,000 in back taxes from October. The City acknowledged a receipt of a note explaining "due to dis- crepancies, the Sheriff's Depart- ment only paid 60% of what was owed." No signatures were on the letter. Mayor Smith had per- sonally appeared before the Sheriff's Department and re- quested the money, and was told that money was not available. Mayor Smith then called the Continued on Page 4 In the year 1892, Gilmer was still a fresh, young county. It's citizens were a rugged, self-sufficient breed, existing on the riches provided by the soil. It was a time of riverboat travel, box socials, and church picnics. It was also a time of mud roads, hard work, and little pay. Johnny Godfrey. They were married on Lower Run at the home of her parents on March 30, 1920. Ina was fifteen years old, and had never been to Glenville. The young couple lived with Asby's parents for two years until they bought their first home for $350.00. Ashy and It was during this era that Ina began housekeeping in a Asby Minney was born: Octo- three-room house on 3/4 acre her 5, 1892. He was born on Snakeroot, the son of Jon- athan "Gid" and Damey Cath- erine Phillips Minney. He walked to a one-room school to receive his education, and b?gan working at the age of nine. Asby did farm work, hoed corn, and tended livestock for 15 a day. In 1902, a days wages would buy one pound of coffee. Ashy became a member of the Mount Pisgah Baptist Church in 1913, and faithfully attended services throughout his life. On August 27, 1918, Asby answered the call to serve his country in World War I with the Hospital #36 Unit. He continuted to work in the has- of land in 1922. They had a bed, a table and cupboard, and a 3-way burning stove. Their staples were purchased in Stumptown at Ralph Bennett's or Page Stump's General Store. They later bought a Model T Ford in Glenviile for $600.00. Ashy began working for Hope Gas Company as an en- gine oiler at the Jones Station in Lockney. He was later pro- mated to tower foreman. Asby and Ina would raise two hogs for butcher each year. They kept one, and the other was given to Asby's par- ents. Times were hard, but the Minney's continued to put their trust in God and pre- vailed. Ashy retired from Hope Gas at age 65 with over thirty years of service. He then de- voted his time to his lifelong enjoyment of fishing, hunting and sports. After 68 years of marriage, both Asby and Ina agree those years have been the happiest of their lives. pital until his honorable dis-The couple adopted a charge in 1919. While serving daughter, Nora, and later be- his country, Asby earned the came grandparents. They cur- Citatious Victory Medal. rently have two grandchil- Upon his return to Gilmer dren, four great-grandchil- County, he married Ina, the dren, and two great, great- Mr. and Mrs. Asby Minney v daughter of Mr. and Mrs. grandchildren, and their companion, Callie. commissioners schedule review board ' The Gilmer County Commis- istrate Court Fund to the Gen- sion held their monthly meeting eral County Fund in the amount Tuesday, January 3. First on the of $3,422.77 was made as par- agenda was a motion entered by tial payment of rent at $700 per Video Seminar at Rrst Baptist Church Part 2 of the video seminar "How to Help Your Child Say "NO" to Sexual Pressure" will be shown at the First Baptist Church of Gler'Nille on January 15 at 6:30 p.m. In the video, Josh McDowell shares twenty-five reasons "Why Young People Say Yes to Sex." Parents will sense some of the overwhelming pressure for our children to compromise and be conformed to the wodd. Josh also provides some suggestions of steps which parents can take to reduce those pressures on their own children. All interested persons are invited to attend. GCGSA Monthly Sing The Glimer County Gospel Singers Association will meet Satur- day. January 14 beginnlr-g at 7:30 p.m. at the Gilmer County Recreation Center. The monthly sing features The Sonllghters from Lewis County. Everyone is welcome. Parent Suppod Group The next Parent Support Group meeting is January 19 at 6:30 p.m. in the Health Department Conference Room. Cheryl Heater, Speech Pathologist for Gllrner Cc nty Schools will be the guest speaker. Fdends of the Ubrary' The Friends of the Library will meet Monday. January 16 at 6:30 p.m. at the library. Fdends of 1989 and those of 1988 who have not paid 1989 dues are urged to attend to see and hear about the building expansion project. Sand Fock Bapll~ Church Revival The Sand Fork Baptist Church will hold revival services Janu- ary 15-January 99 with spedal singing and a nursery provided for younger children. Services begin at nighlly. In case of Inclement weather call 462-7184 for Inf on cancella- tion of services, tr ation In the Sand Fork and Glen- vllle areas call 462-7184 or 462-5393. Bob Nicholas. Pastor. Retired School Employees Meet Glimer County Assodation of Retired School Employees will hold their next meeting Wednesday, January 18 at 12:30 p.m. at Gtlmer County Recreation Center. Reservation for the meeting must be made In advance by calling Miss Mabel Woffe at 462-7129. The State legisiaflve program will be under discussk)n at the meeting. Bidhday Card Shower The faintly of Raymond Elhr', n Is having a card shower for his 95th birlt ay on Jorv.x 23. If you like to help him celebrate his btrtt oy, send a cord to him at Box 171, Cox's Mills, WV 26342. Home School Group Meels Gllmer County Home School Support Group wlil meet Mon- day, Jont W 16 at I p.m. at St. Mark's Church. For more Information call Tdsha Russell at 462-7286. Everyone welcome. Rag Basket Class The Kanawha Drlve Homemakers is sponsoring a rag basket class January 20 at 6. 0 p.m. The club will provlde the rope. TI- public is itwlted. Call Terrl Stainaker at 462-8980 or Sadie Ke e at 462-8526 by Jantx:xy 19 for more informatlno. Commissioner Larry B. Chapman that the Commission adopt a calendar of dates the courthouse will be closed in 1989. The dates are as follows: January 16 - King's Birthday; February 13 - Lincoln's Birth- day; February 20 - Washington's Birthday; May 29 - Memorial Day; June 20 - West Virginia Day; July 4 - Independ- ence Day; September 4 - Labor Day; October 9 - Columbus Day; November 10 - Veterans Day; November 23 - Thanksgiv- ing Day; December 22 (Noon) - 25 - Christmas; January 1 - New Years Day. - Sheriff Kenneth Smith rec- ommended that Denzil J. Hess be appointed Deputy Sheriff of Gilmer County. Hess qualified and took the oath. Michael E. McCarmey ap- peared to prove an erroneous as- sessment of $5,592 on a 1985 Subaru Brat. The assessments correct figure was $4A82. - A transfer of appointment of committee for Ronnie L. Pyles, an incompetent veteran; and Goldie Grady and Jack Grady, incompetent persons, were made. Sheriff Smith assumed the appointment with the expira- tion of the term of office held by Sheriff Kirkpatrick. - The Board of Review and Equalization wiU sit on January 23, at 8:30 a.m. in County Com- mission Chambers to review the assessments made by the Asses- sor for the year 1989. If any per- son fails to apply for relief at this meeting, he shall have waived his right to ask for cor- rection of his assessment list for the current year. All persons who desire to appear before the Board to discuss 1989 property assessments are invited to do so. To make an appointment call 462-7641. A transfer of funds was made from the Worthless Check Fund to Magharate Court Fund in the amount of, $320.00. Also a transfer of funds from Magis- trate Court Fund General County Fund in tl- amount of $499.38 as made to reimburse for long distance telephone calls for the period from July 1, 1988 to December 31, 1988. Another transfer of funds from Mag- month for the Magistrate's Of_ rices for the period of July 1, 1988 - December 31, 1988. The report shows the amount due the General County Fund from the Magistrate Court Fund for unpaid rent is $35,643.34. - The unemcumbered balance of the General School Fund, $7,975.10, was transferred to the General County Fund to reim- burse that fund for the care and feeding of misdemeanor prison- ers incarcerated by the Magis- trates. - A recap of'the 1989 County Allocation for Industrial Devel- opment Bonds has been received from the Governor's Office of Community and Industrial De- velopment listing Gilmer County allocation as $330,000.00. - The request received from the Department of Highways for a Business and Occupation Tax Release for Gilmer County for 1989 has been complied with. - A letter was filed from Max Marshall, Chairman of the Democrat Executive Committe, concerning action taken by the Committee to remove Dolly McHenry as a member. - A copy of a letter has been filed from Gilmer County Future Farmers of America to Governor Caperton expressing support for the upgrading of State Routes 5 and 14 between Burnsville and Parkersburg. - A State/Local Contract be- tween the Governor's Office of Community and Industrial De- velopment and the County Com- mission pertaining to the Small Cities Block Grant allocated for the Kanawha Drive Waterline Extension Project has been re- ceived for review and endorse- ment prior to submission. - Everett Mason, Extension Agent, appeared to discuss the extension programs for agricul- ture, homemakers and 4-H for, the coming year. - Jimmie McHenry, Custo- dian, reported that Drapery Sales & Service in could replace window "the courthouse for Commission approved eha . Mr. McHenry nott leaks in on S Handler'= Cla A food handlers class will be held January 17 at 1:30 at Glimer County Recreallon Center In the white building. BH! on l'a S