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2+h+ ,e.v.,eOomocrat-ea, Op I 1 e. etter In s a. n. for a f mile .s. o use a our week", we selected one that is representative of the from out side the county have taken in getting their The Avonell 'q'ish" Davis Scholarship Committee would like to sented in our history. I'm sure there are many who thank and acknowledge the people below for their contributions made between December 12 - January 8. Further ributions may Tiemey family, but the bulk of our current residents will Dear Editor, be sent to Gilmer County High School, 300 Pine Street, GlenviLle, recollection of them. We feel honored that in their I agree with the letter from Curt Legg of Tennessee, the people in WV 26351. Gilmer County they came to look upon it as "home," and recognized as having "roots" here. Contributors were: Si Galperin Jr., L.D. Moyers, Richard Hill, Jesse and Anne Lilly, Bill Lilly, Reta and Garry Kight, Ann Gerst- her, Max and Jean Marshall, Joyce Marshall Boone, The Gilmer County Education Association, Mary Ann Radabaugh (in memory of Joseph Schoolcraft), Patty Jack, Margy Snyder, Mary Jane Scott, Lorene Wolfe, Kristen and Patsy Sjostrom, Jack and Ann Stainaker, Tom and Mary Lee McPherson, D.R. Frazer, Kenneth Sumpter, Kristi Rogucki, Jean Rhoades, Paul Peggs, William and Shirley Ritchea, Tony and Robin Lemasters, Gary and Carolee Cecil, Goff and Gloria Summers, Sherri Ball, Michelle Bonnett, Josh Bonnett, Billy Clevenger, Gary Clevenger, Robert Conrad, and Jeremy Wolfe. The committee would also like to thank all who have bought chances on the heart designed quilt we are raffling. The quilt was made and donated by Mrs. Dewey Singleton of Craigsville. Mrs. Singleton is the mother of Tish Davis. If anyone is interested in buying a chance on the quilt, at least one teacher at each school has them to sell. Again, thanks for your help[ charge of the village should pull together and rebuild Glenville. It is sad to see so many empty buildings in town. The school picture printed in the December 29, 1988 issue was the Cedarville school. I have that picture, also some older pictures. Students of the 1930 fall term in their junior year had to move away to complete high school. There were six of us that attended the Sand Fork High School. Four graduated May 1932. Our Gallia County Superintendent, Dr. L. Neil Johnson, attended Sand Fork High School. I will miss Myra L. Mick as she helped in tracing the Lynch family history. Most people in Gilmer County will remember Dee Lynch. His father was married to Roanna Stout, had eight children, divorced her then married Jemima Cottrill, January 6, 1876 in Braxton County. They had ten children, of which Dee Lynch was the tenth child. The 1860 Gilmer census had these people living in Stouts Mills. We need more information of the Cottrill's. Parcile John Lynch and Roanna Stout Lynch had two grandchil- dren living near by us. Their last son Fran Lynch was the father of Vera L. McClaskey (born 1891-died 1987) and C. Worth Lynch (born 1898), living in a rest home in Pomeroy, Ohio. He did live near Athens, Ohio. We visited Vera many times, before her death. These two cousins and Eddie Lynch had the same grandfather but different grandmothers. Last September we learned about the Gilmer County History being started. I sent short histories of three of my families, and am waiting for the book to be finished. I have the one printed in 1976. Tish Davis Scholarship Committee Monna Beckett Lynch After what seems to me to be a long period of time, I am again Rt. 1, Box 86 getting around to writing this column. Perhaps the fact that there Thurnmn, Ohio45685 was no visible progress being made on the library addition prompted this lax period, but then it would seem that during times of NO visible activity I should have been keeping those interested posted on what was actually happening. In fact, it was pointed out Open Letter to me that in one of my last columns I remarked that some "minor" work was being done at the Career Center, work which was neces- Gilmer Countians, sary before the workers could return to site. I was justifiably chastised for calling what was being done "mi- As treasurer of the Gilmer County Historical Society I want to nor.'" since they were actually fabricating the wails, rafters, and the remind you that we are drawing to a close in our efforts to collect primary structural assemblies for the addition. I have been told that family histories and biographies for the upcoming Gilmer County before the end of the week they will be back on site, and those History Book. interested will again be able to witness the progress being made. This effort to publish such a history book will probably not take In reference to finances, we are keeping our fingers crossed that place again for many, many years - probably not in the lifetime of the generous library supporters of Gilmer County will be able to see many of us. So, if writing your family history has been something not only a new structure in place, but a structure that is well you have been meaning to do but has been put aside, I urge you to equipped as well. It seems that everything being done now is with complete it very soon and drop it off at the Gilmer County Public the attitude "when our addition is f'mished." If this expansion per- Library. (Once you start writing you will probably f'md that the 500- mils all the good things that we are talking about now, it will be a word limit is easily reached and you'll find yourself wishing you magnifment accomplishment! could say more about the lives of your family members.) While the expansion remains the single most important item on It is very important to us that we have as complete a history of the agenda, other things are progressing in their normal way. In Gilmer Coumy as we possibly can and it will not be complete if fact, some things are well ahead of schedule. For example, we are your family's history is not included. well on our way to planning the summer reading program - booklets Respome from people and families no longer living in Gilmer and posters are being prepared, along with the kits for participants. County has been tremendous but local residents seem not to have Look for dinosaurs to be a big thing at the library this summer. responded quite as well. We hope you will make the effort to see We are also getting set to invade the halls of the state capital in that your family history is included in this book. We have received orders for these book from all over the country search of funds to finance libraries through the next fiscal year. For many years now, West Virginia has been among the nation's leaders and most of the public libraries throughout the state will be purchas- in state support for public libraries. Our work is weLl known, and at ing a copy for their library. least in the library world, West Virginia is well known in a positive Remember, there is no cost for you to have your family's 500- way. If we are to continue to support our citizens with the finest word history, plus one picture, included in this book. And there is no obligation for you to order a copy of this book, although we hope possible library service, we need the support of the average John you will want to doso. .... and Jane Does. Not only the librarystaffs and Boards of.Trustees, If you have any questions about how to go about writing and but every interested patron needs to let the legislator representing submitting your family history your questions can be answered by them that we want to keep our libraries moving ahead as we wrap calling the library. Also a sample of what the book will look like is up this last year of another decade. beautifully done with the county seal which was done by a Tanner Here in Gilmer County, the same situation prevails. While many student and selected in our county seal contest, of our libraries have been staggering under budget cuts from local Please take the time to write your family history so we can pub- funding authorities, Gilmer has been extremely lucky. Our County lish as thorough and a complete a record of Gilmer County history Commission has recognized the benefit of the library, especially in as we possibly can. Once you see the published results you will be an area where employment is at a premium and where entertainment glad you made the effort! is also many miles away. The library has filled a void, and literally hundreds of patrons have expressed their thanks to the staff for the Thank you, Mona James, Treasurer Giimer County Historical Society services being provided. We always try to impress press upon them that any thanks for our continued operation should be directed to- ward the funding bodies that make it all possible. I'm sure the thousands of patrons here in Gilmer County join with us, the Staff and Board of Trustees in saying thanks. As the old cliche goes, "we couldn't have done it without you." Patrons are always asking about new book arrivals, and even in Open Letter the midst of all the confusion and the other activity, we are continu- ing to receive new shipments routinely. We have become so accus- Hello Gilmer County, tomed to the lease program which we have used for the past three With the year 1988 having past with little or nothing accom- years to get best-sellers on the shelves in a timely fashion that one plished here in Gilmer County and certainly a great amount of pub- wonders what we did before. To be truthful, we were often licity that many would liked to have remained only here. But, as "behind the times" and because of the reduced expense associated most of our people know, the rest of our state knows inore about our with the lease program, we have been able to obtain multiple vol- county and its failures than we do. umes of best sellers, thereby satisfying the needs of our patrons in The problems with our Sheriff's Office has received COnsiderable quantity as well as quality. Unless we have a drastic cut in funding, publicity outside our county" but very littler here in Gilmer County. we intend to keep this program going indefinitely. The people and taxpayers of Gilmer County still remain their corn- We have also been experimenting with new periodicals, trying to placent selves, and choose to stick their heads in the red clay soil of wild wonderful Gilmer County and ignore the fact that this office has created excessive amounts of unnecessary expense and trouble to our county. The expense of acquiring vehicles for the office was inthe neighborhood of $300,000.00. The loss of interest of taxpay- ers money that was placed in our local bank was again excessive. give our collection the widest possible appeal, within the framework of budgetary restraints. We have recently added World Monitor, a publication of the Christian Science Monitor organization. It selects articles from around the world concerning a specific topic, and truly gives a "world view" on a topic of interest. By adding (and at times deleting) periodicals on a trial basis, we hope to let our patrons choose by their use those publications most suited to our patronage. If you haven't come in and browsed recently, why not take a couple of hours out of your busy schedule to do so. Hopefully, you will be pleasantly surprised. To those of you who do keep up with our occasional changes, we say thanks, and ask that you give us your comments on the manner in which we are supplying your needs. Now the loss of approximately $29,000.00 and the audit expense of approximately $20,000.00 bringing the total of the last episode to approximately $49,000.00. Can we as taxpayers afford mis-manage- ment of this magnitude? Gilmer County has approximately 7,500 taxpayers, the average loss is approximately $700.00 per taxpayers. While I do not speak for anyone other than myself I have reservations about absorbing such losses of money that our county is in short supply of. There- fore I am requesting that the Gilmer County Commission, the keep- ers and overseers of our tax dollars, take the necessary action to recover these tax dollars of approximately $49,000.00 plus the ex- penses incun to recover. As news about this latest problem with the Sheriff's Office is "hush, hush" here maybe the Special Prosecu- tor could furnish some up-date to this urgent matter. As citizens and taxpayers it is desired that we not have to exer- cise our right of petition to recover this loss of tax dollars. However "Time" is of essence. You decide James L. "Time" Williams I I I The Glenville Democrat The Glenville Pathfinder FubHslmd Thursdays 51 wllek:l Ut41YIMIr. Second Class Postage Paid at Glenville, WV 26351 to Postmaster: Please send address corrections to: P.O. Box 458, Glenville, WV 2S351 Price: $12.72 (tax included) in West Yirginla; $16.00 for Out-of-State Residents Cannot subsuiptlora for less than six months. in F IN I Thursday, JAMES ALOYSUIS TIERNEY, SR. JESSIE CAMPBELL NORRIS TIERNEY Dr. James Aloysuis Tiemey, St. was born April 1, Weston, WV. His parents were Patrick and Mary Mulvoy both bom in Galaway, Ireland. Dr. Tiemey was educated in schools in Weston. He Baltimore an attended Maryland College of Pharmacy of Maryland) where he was graduated in 1888. He Bellview Hospital in Baltimore a few years,-then Weston and put in a drug store. He also owned one at and Glenville. The one in Glenville was opened in 1902. I"lel well-known druggist in West Virginia. He, in later years, ored as being No. 1 Druggist in West Virginia. He married Dr Jessie Campbell Norris of Glenville 1904. She was the eldest daughter of Mary Louisa Cam Milton Norris. Born May 15, 1871 at Glenville WV "Beeches" family home, her early childhood was She graduated high school from Bellwood Seminary in KY and at age 16 from Glenville Normal School. She later ated from Mary Baldwin Seminary of Staumon, VA. she teacher for several years at Glenville Normal School Resi position, she entered Laura Memorial Medical College thereby adding to her other accomplishments that of graduate cian May 2, 1901. Taking the West Virginia State Medical Lion, she made second highest score. And because of this she was offered, and accepted, a position as assistant residentl cian in State institution for women in Boston, MA. Later, physician in Glenville until her marriage. Two children were born to this union: James A. November 28, 1906 and Jessie Norris Tiemey. Perhaps in no relation in life did Mrs. Tiemey reveal so strikingly her rate ties as that of wife and mother. She was a member of the rian Church. She died July 1, 1912. Dr. James Tiemey, Sr. was very interested in the Party and took an active part in the State politics. He was be National Delegate for many National Conventions. He delegate when John William Davis of West Virginia was for President of the United States. He was appointed Kump to set up the State Purchasing Department. He several years. Dr2 Tiemey died in August 1945. Submitted by: Dorothy Murphy As we move into the new year, we in the "society" are looking There is no doubt in my mind but that I have been forward to the "year of the Gilmer County History." As is noted in a children and eight grandchildren, and none of them letter appearing elsewhere in this issue, this is perhaps a once in a handicapped, neither physically or mentally. One lifetime experieJme for most of us, and we who have been involved did spend some time in the Special Education classes from the outset are somewhat in awe at having been lucky enough County, in the accelerated group. I agree that those to have been involved. If it sounds as ff I am speaking in past-tense rated "above average" reed special attention. However, I which would imply that the job is finished, then I must plead guilty those "accelerated" students are any better in the long of mis representation. In fact, as the old song goes, "we have only counterparts before the age of specialized education. just begun." , chaic" days when I was being educated, every dassrooat I can report that over 300 family histories have been received to had to cope with exceptional, average, and below date, but this is only just over half of what we had hoped for. In all studying the same material. Somehow, the3 spite of continued extensions of the cut-off date, we haven't most of the time to the full potential of their students. reached our goal. To those of you who joined in our endeavoratan ers developed a toehnique for dealing with those students early date, we know you must feel that the wait is terribly long, but not fit into the "average" mold and as a result were if we are to provide you with the best possible history, we simply tion" teaebers without even realizing that there might MUST give it more time. some distinction. It has been brought to our mention that despite our efforts to give Under this old "archaic" system I also noticed that the project the widest possible publicity, there are still citizens here themselves gave little thought to the defidencies of in Gilmer County who haven't received the word, even at this late students who had more difficulty in learning. In fact, date. Because of that we hope to be making a blanket mailing of a cause there was no official segregation or classi: new brochure very soon, and hope this will provide the impetus for dents mixed and got along exceptionally well. I am completing our grass-roots portion of the history, tors are now r ognizing the error in separating em .. the need for "main-streaming," a new term ************ cha]c" system, Ctmtiamul at As promised last week, following a one-week harassing the education system and educators in general, I obligation to answer two letters that have been primed in the crat in response to my comments concerning Special Ftrst, let me explain myself and my attitude toward those als in our society who, in spite of a remark by one of the dents, I aUSt consider "um-ommate.'" I have-always beth by those who know me well as a compassionate (some call hearted) person. I have a great deal of difficulty in or mental disabilities on a personal basis, so when I address the subject at all, it took a great deal of"soul As a consequence, I had hoped my comments would be as intended -- as logical, economically oriented questions. the only observer who feels that Special Education, not its intent, but because of the way it is being administered, is poor economic investment. In no way do I consider myself i five, nor do I believe that the statement made by one writer would be unfortunate if a child had to look at you as an quite fair. I might note that a couple-of my children who letter made it plain to me that they were proud to have had their "'advocate." So far as the "archaic" tag placed on me, I don't believe category either. However, just as some of the old ways improved upon, some of the new ideas haven't proven cessful, and in many instances "change for the sake resulted in a deterioration rather than im Enough of the "defensive" stance. I knew, even as I such a topic, that there were going to be readers who offense, but felt that the issue was sufficiently important to dressed. I must note, of course, that one letter provided make a habit of reading the letters to the editor with a fine from Policy 2419 and other official documents education. Unfommately, if aimed in my direction, .wasted her time, for I would never address the subject ing at least a working knowledge of the rules and regulatioOS eming it. As I read this letter I was amazed to note that it is "... all Special Education students are counted as three ment," and that "... they get three times the money in funds State Department of Education," so anyone should readily "their handicaps pay for themselves." Somehow, I have a of difficulty in separating funds that are paid out from "local, state, and federal" categories and find it even more to realize that if it comes from state or federal coffers, it doest anything. I am very much aware of the fact that I pay three levels of government, so regardless of where the from, there is a cost. In fact, these figures tend to bear out some of the have been raised concerning the Special Education been pointed out that students are often placed in ties just so the local system can get more of those State is not to say that such is the case here in Gilmer County, observers have noted that trend in several areas.