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10 The Glenville Democrat/Pathfmder January 29, 1976 II by Tom Dalesio "Gilmer County people are so warm and friendly, they deserve to gbt the best." says Melody Wilt, "and we already feel like a part of this community and are morally obligated to be a part of its livelihood." Melody, along with other Gilmer County residents, will soon be opening the Gilmer County Center for the Performing Arts, located at 405 North Lewis Street {Woodshed building). Following an open house and registration on February 15. the Center will open for classes Wednesday, February 21. Melody and her husband, Robert, moved to Gilmer County from California about two years ago. They presently live on Wolf Pen Run and have two daughters. "Dancing is a form of expression where you use your whole body. All the body's facilities are used to the fullest potential in form and style to tell a story." explained Melody. It all started about a year and a half ago when Melody and her Assistant in Dance, Barbara Lyons. also of Wolf Pen Run, met at Tamara Sandwall's house where six mothers involved in girl scouting were having a meeting. The mothers told Melody that they were looking for someone to start teaching dancing for their children. It seems the person who had been teaching the children, a GSC student, left the county and the mothers had been trying to find a replacement, The biggest problem Melody and Barbara faced was finding a place large enough to put the school. Because they would have to charge a fee for their services, "Town Hall was not available." Finally, they found the Woodshed Building. "'It was perfect," exclaimed Melody, "except a hardwood floor had to be 'constructed over the concrete one." Finding money to put in the hardwood floor was not easy. but Dr Tom Heller offered to finance the floor to get the school started. Melody and Barbara are thankful to Dr. Heller and plan on paying him back for the service. The main goal of the Center is to provide service on a "non-profit" basis. "We don't want to lose money on the Center. but we'll have to make enough to pay the rent, bills, utilities and traveling expenses." explained Melody. Melody is the Madame of dance, ballet, jazz. character dancing, yoga, modern dance, drama and American Heritage-Folk dancing. Her assistant, Barbara Lyons, is a six-month resident of Gilmer County. Other instructors include Mary Ann Hartmann who will teach Folk Dancing, Joy Buck will teach piano and guitar and Joe McHugh will teach fiddle. Lynn Heller will teach yoga at the Center "in about three months." Mrs. Heller also teaches yoga at the Medical Center. McHugh, who is originally from New Jersey. learned the Highland Fiddle from an expert in Scotland and has played Appalachian fiddle for past Folk Festivals in Glenville. Melody has studied ballet at the Phillips School of Ballet in New York City and at the New York School of Ballet. Besides performing as a professional dancer in New York and California, she has studied at these schools: the Hollywood Modern Dance and Jazz School, the Matt Maddox School of Ballet, the American School of Ballet, the Ivan Marcota Academy of Performing Arts in Hollywood where she has had personal dramatic training and studied voice and guitar at the Barnie Kessell School of Music. Melody has also performed in such classics as Tchaikovsky's Nuttcracker Suite in New York City. Another feature of the Center will offer excercises and dancing, "it is exactly what new mothers need, after having a baby, to get back into shape. After having a baby is when a woman's body is most flexible. Also, Dregnant women can come to the classes too. If you are physically prepared, birth can be made easy. You need a strong mind and a strong body." The girls are hoping to get grants from the Arts and Humanities Society of West Virginia so that a show can be sponsored for the Folk Festival this summer. "If we could get funded for costumes and equipment, we want the children to put on a Bicentennial show or an Old American Heritage - Folk Dance Show for the public." explained Melody. According offered at the "transgression of cultures from all oreft classes "will not but will be for the Melody said the~ good way in constructive, way to express start at the be as far as instruction will can start here of what we are "The children much potential. Center is to culturally. It wi~ history, appreciation - Folk Dancing. character dancing us their satisfaction learning." said A survey is being conducted throughout Gilmer County to determine NEED A HIGH SCHOOL EQUIVALENCY DIPLOMA??? I The G.E.D. Test (for high school equivalency | diploma) is now being given at the Calhoun-Gilmer | Career Center. Testing Dates Time Schedule Jan. 26-27, 1976 (Mon. Et Tue.) Each first day 8:15-3:20 Feb. 23-24, 1976 (Mon. Et Tue.| Each second day8:30-1:00 Mar. 29-30, 1976 (Mon. Et Tue.) Apr. 26-27, 1976 (Mon. Et Tue.) May 24-25, 1976 (Mon. Et Tue.) Fees: $5.00 Per complete test $1.00 Per each retest The Center is open daily to those who want to prepare for the G.E.D. Test. Please write or call the Center the week before the scheduled testing if you plan to take the test. For further information contact: Mrs. JudithKerns Calhoun-Gilmer Career Center Rt. 318. Box42A Grantsville, W. Va. m m .................. II Ill III the transportation needs of each area. Information obtained through the survey will be used by Region VII transit authority in determining the location of bus routes in Gilmer County. A limited number of busses will be available to Gilmer County through the Region VII Transportation Program. Once operational, these busses will be available to the public. Any person desiring to ride may do so for a very reasonable fee. TRIP transportation tickets will also be accepted. It is hoped that information obtained through this survey will enable them to assign the busses to the areas in greatest need of the service. Gilmer County has two represen- tatives serving on the Region VII Transportation Council. These repre- sentatives were appointed by the Gilmer County Court. Representatives for Gilmer County are Mr. Wilbur BeaH and Mr. James Chapman. Employees of the Department of Welfare TRIP Program will be conducting the survey in each area of the county. In addition to collecting data needed by Region VII transit authority, applications for TRIP Program will be completed on individuals who desire to participate in the TRIP Program. Persons who qualify can purchase transportation tickets at a reduced rate. i ON THE g FILING EARLY QUESTION: I promised myself I would file my income tax early this year. Aside from avoiding the last-minute rush before the .......... April 15 deadline, are there any other advantages in filing early? ANSWER: There are several advantages: Your return will probably be processed quicker, your refund (if any) will be paid sooner and if you make an error you have time to correct it before the deadline and avoid possible penalties. Also if you have made estimate payments during the year .... you may avoid making the January 15 installment by filing your return by January 31. V i:il ill!fill ii!i ilii: People once believed that eating green cabbage would keep them from getting drunk. 4-- TAKING AIM AT THE LAW is tans of Vernon, Conn. The youngster| to practice his marksmanship on Boucher, but later backed down authority. SGT. STRIPES... FOREVER by f s;s, I THm IN MV Fantastic Values Infant Shoes Size 5 to 8 $3.99 pair ;econd pair Values Galore Childs Sizes 8 to 12 $4.99 pair Second pair OPEN TIL 10 PM EVERY NIGHT PHONE 462-8404 SUPERFTTE TIES ASS'I" COLORS BIG SELECTION Big Values Sizes 12 to 4 $5.99 pair Second pair Big RedL Boys Wallaby Sizes up to Big 6 $4.99 pair Second pair Come Early for a Large Selection of Assorted Styles and Colors. Not Every Size in All Styles. TERRIFIC SAVINGS ALSO JANUARY SPECIAL TAG CLEARANCE SALE NOW GOING ON. END OF MONTH CLEARANCE ALL SHOES MUST BE SOLD! WATCH TAX ANGLES Whenever you are offered an unusual Financial "opportunity", the danger is not just that the proposition might be questionable; it could be perfectly legitimate but have tax consequences that make it unpro- fitable. NOTICE TO CREDITORS To the Creditors and Beneficiaries of the To the estate of Jacie Golf. deceased: estate of Artie [. All persons having claims against the estate All of lacie Golf, deceased, whether due or not. are of Artie I. williams, notified to exhibit same with the voucher thereof not. are notified to q legally verified to the undersigned, at my office in thereof h the City of GlenviUe, West Virginia on or before office ix July 15, 1976, at 3.-00 o'clock P.M., otherwi~, they before may by taw be excluded from all benefits of saia oth estate, All beneficiaries of said estate may appear on or before said day to examine said claims and otherwise protect their interests. Given under my hand. this the 13th day of January, 1976. Paul H. Woodford. II Commissioner of Accounts Gilmer County. West Virginia I 1-22-2t* Reason 12. There are major changes in the tax laws that could affect your return. Our people are specially trained to help you take advantage of these new laws. We'll do our best to make sure you pay the right amount of tax. No more, no less. IIII II THE INCOME TAX PEOPLE 212 Main St. - Glenville Hours 9.6 Phorm 4(~-77~ benefits of All beneficisr on or before said otherwise Given January, 1976. LEGAL NOTICE The State of 13, on Reqn. No. 271; school bus Ne bid on forms Purchashl Administration. Charleston. West When using in place in more than for. Send in .~DU" m'om v. Top 6 We sell a! used 5:30 p.m.