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ISSN 85, Number 09 arguerite Whiting, ap- "Glenville's Sweet- for a day on Thursday, 9, was treated to a party at T & L Hot Dogs Street given by a large well-wishers. The sur- was to honor on her 90th birth- February 10. and celebrants were to a wide variety of re- and were regaled by poems, and even some old time fiddle playing I0, 1899, and moved to in 1914. She has been resident of Main Glenville, as she has her current apartment for over 50 years, moving into the room before the building was completely finished. The gathering, organized by Sharon Riffle, manager of C- Mart, was held at T & L Hot Dogs, and featured a "Who's Who" of Glenville's long-time residents. Ginny Hawker of Tanner appeared and led those present in songs and ballads. She was accompanied on the fiddle by Gerry Milnes of Birch River. With so many people leaving the area here in Glenville and Gilmer County, it is really to someone who stays here just because she loves it. Hope- fully her rosy outlook and eter- nal youth will be instilled in those she touches in her life. UMC ,Schedule Changes Glenville United Methodist Charge would like to an- the follo~/r~ changes in their schedule of services. third Sundays of each month; Ellis Grove UMC 10:00 Blackburn UMC 11:00 a.m. Second and fourth Sundays ~f each month: College Street UMC meeting at Wesley Foun- on GSC Campus 9:00 a.m., Otterbein UMC 10:00 a.rn., Grove UMC 11:130 a.m. Rev. Ron Daugherty and the of the above churches welcome and invite I us in worship. Meellr~l of Colle~p Street UMC will be a Local Church Conference for the College United Methodist Church on Sunday, February 19 at p.m: The conference Will be held at Wesley Foundation the campus of Glenville State College. The purpose of this will be to elect church leaders and a board of All interested persons, whether members of the to attend. of Proyer Day of Prayer observance will be held March 3 at P.m. in the Trinity Ur~ted Methodist Church. Participating be Trinity UMC, Glenville Presbyterian, Glenvllle First Bap- VanHorn Drive Baptist, Good Shepherd Catholic, and St, Episcopal Churches and the Glenvllle Christian Come and join us in the Wodd Day of Prayer. Meet organizational meeting of the Gilmer County Music Boost- will be held on Thursday. February 16 at 7:00 p.m. in the GCHS Bandroom. The purpose of this group is to help the music program in Gilmer county from the ele- school general music level up through the high band and chonJs level. There are many needs that be addressed Immediately. All parents, teachers, GCHS and other individuals who are Inter- in supporting music education in Gilmer county are to attend. For more information, call Judy Leggett at 462-7960. leering next meeting of the GIImer County Industrial Develop- is scheduled for 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb- 22 in~ President's Conference Room, Pioneer Center, State College. Troy UMYF invite everyone to co~e join us at the Troy Methodist Church basement on Saturday, February 18 p.m. The shower is to help Dan, Katrina, and Jennifer O new home. Tanner ~ will hold a sing on February 18 at 7:[]0 featu~xlg the Hickman and Gumm slnger~ Even/one is Alfred Hlckman, Pastor. Continued on Page 4" e GIcnville, inia 26351 Published By and For Gilmer County People Single C y tax) Thursday, February 16, 1989 Citizens meet to discus disposal lan A group of citizens auended a meeting to discuss a plan to be submitted to the solid waste au- thority last Thursday evening in Eberle Hall at Glenville State College. Discussion centered around items concerning meth- ods of solid waste disposal in this county and region. Mr. Roy Skinner gave a re- port concerning the extensive amount of material salvaged through his business. Mr. Larry Brown of Jack's Septic Servicei gave a report noting that he has the capacity to serves all the residences in Gilmer County, but that he is currently trucking trash collected in this county to the Harrison County landfill. He also stated that it would cost ap- proximately $300,00 per acre for a landfill operation and that there would be a minimum area required of five acres. He con- cluded that there won't be many more landfills Started in the near future. Questions were raised as to how the litter law requiting legal disposal of trash and other solid wastes was to be enforced. No clear answers could be given on this item. The information required on the plan was then discussed and most thought that we were com- plying with most of those items collection system through Jack's Septic or similar service, and county clean-up days for pickup of items not normally picked up with the collection service. A rough, tentative outline will hopefully be finished and placed at the county library for review by March 15. An additional meeting will be held to discuss :hanges in the plan before the due date of March 31, 1989. In related matters Mr. Robert Wilkinson of Troy has agreed to co-ordinate the Adopt-A-High- way Program for this area so as to avoid duplication of efforts. If you know of any group that is planning on adopting a high- way, please contact Mr. Wilkin- son. Mrs. Cynthia Frey agreed to contact the Magistrates, Sheriff's Department, and the Mayor of Glcnville to see if prisoners could be utilized in clean-up work in the city and county. Many thanks go to the County Commissioners of Gilmcr County for their partici- pation, Mr. Roy Skinner, Mr. Larry Brown, and those in atten- dance who have helped to give their imput to this plan and re- lated matters concerning the dean-up of the county. Anyone with additional comments may which can be economically contact Mr. Rick Sypolt at 462- hamtled, a continuation of the- 22 after5 p.m. "Servi ' ard nominations In keeping with an annual tra- person; Elmer Shaver, retired C U Ol According to Gilmer 135 elementary school stu. County School Superinten- dents absent on Monday and dent Tom Minney, the inci-122 again were sick on Tues- dence of influenza:in the day. .... county has reached.the point Minney noted that he where a flu epidemic may be would consult with Dr. declared. Minney noted that Eusebio Villanueva, the 30% of the school personnel county health officer, on (teachers, staff and service Wednesday. If the number of personnel) were sick with the students absent has not sig- flu on Tuesday, February 14. nificantly lessened, then he In addition to the employ-will notify the State Health there were 121 students Department that the county absent from the high school is under a flu epidemic, and on Monday,:and 145 absent schools will be closed on on Tuesday. There were also Thursday and Friday. Twenty-eight members of the Gilmer County Watershed Asso- ciation met Tuesday, January 31, in Eberle Hall to hear Terry Fairbanks of the SCS Office ex- plain the engineering portion of the completed Sand Fork Dam Study, and to answer questions. The meeting was called by Co-Chairman Jim Conaway and Ed" Talbot, who were recently appointed by the Gilmer County Commission when Chris W stbrook accepted a New on duplication. The second meeting was held December 19, 1988, in Glenville to obtain additional data on the division of the basin study. Mr. Jim Clevenger, SCS, ex- plained that the Gilmer County Commission had requested the SCS to make the local study shortly after the November 1985 flood. Actual work on the study was started in January 1988. Al- though the original work plan submitted by SCS did not ex- York Com,. plicitly +state it, theyknew that mission President E. J. Gainer SCS would not study the entire and members Larry B. Chapman and Gene Ellyson attended the meeting with Beth Ann Finlay of the Glenville SCS Office and District Conservationist. To bring those attending the dition, started in 1976, Glenville & P employee; and Dr. Espy W. January 31 meeting up to date, Rotary Club is announcing its Miller, retired English professor Conaway discussed the "Service Above Self' Award for at Glenville State College.meetings which have been the calendar year 1988. Nomination blanks may be held since Mr. Westbrook re- signed. The first was a consultation with Miss Beth Ann Finlay in which they reviewed the initia- tion of the watershed study by the Gilmer County Farm Bu- reau, being later joined by other County Commissions and the State Department of Agriculture. Mr. Loren McCarmey, Gilmer President of the Farm Bureau, recommended that the SCS complete the Little Kanawha River Basin Study without in- volving the Corps of Engineers. However, in recent months this Association has learned that the study is to be divided between the SCS and the Corps, with about 20% of the acreage to be studied by the SCS and 80% by the Corps. The dividing line in some fashion has been set just below Glenville at the north edge of the Leading Creek Wa- tershed at the confluence of the Little Kanawh.a River. This divi- sion was stated at the summer meeting of the Field Advisory Committee held in Glenville. There was agreement between SCS and CE that they would correlate their efforts to avoid Any person or any group in Gilmer County is eligible to re- ceive the Rotary award for serv- ice to the community without thought of personal or financial reward. Reflecting the international theme of Rotary Intemational, "Service Above Self," is the cri- teria which guides the Glenville club in making its selection. To be eligible for the "Serv- ice Above Self" Award an indi- vidual or a group must be nomi- nated on an official nomination form, which is being made available by the Rotary Club. Other factors to be considered in choosing the recipient of the award include the nature, range, scope, and significance of the reasons for the nomination, and their contributions to the general community well-being. While the award is generally for the calendar year 1988, the achievements of the nominees need not be limited to 1988. A deadline for all nomina- tions is being set by the Rotary Club for March 15, 1989. This week, Rotary presidem, Dr. Ronnie Faulkner, who is di- rector of Robert F. Kidd Li- brary, appointed a "Service Above Self" Award committee which includes: Mrs. Reta Kight, vice-president at Com- munity Bank and TrusL chair- fl obtained at the office of The Glenville Democrat, at Gil-Co Pharmacy, at the Robert F. Kidd Library, at Community Bank and Trust, and from any member of the Rotary Club. A recipient of the award need not reside in Glenville, but must be a citizen of Gilmer County. To avoid what might appear to be self-serving, no member of the Rotary Club has been con- sidered for the award. Soon after the deadline of March 15 has been reached,the nominations committee will make its selection of a winner for 1988. Winner of the award is hon- ored at a public dinner, usually held in early April, at which time a plaque is presented to the recipienL The awards dinner is always open to the public. First recipient of the "Service Above Self" award in 1976 was I. L. "Ike" Morris. Other win- ners of the prestigious award are as follows: 1977--Harlan B. Hogue and Loren S. McCartney; 1978--Fern Rollyson; 1979- Gilmer County Volunteer Fire- men; 1980--Mary Davidson; 1981--Bertha B. Wagner; 1982---Jack Woodyard; 1983-- Dr. David M. Gillespie; 1984-- Billy B. Burke; 1985--Bertha E. Olsen; 1986---Mack Samples; and 1987--George Ellyson. Girardin's last two articiles con- stituted petitions if enough sig- natures are gathered to endorse her views. The group questioned the use of large dams to control flood- ing, instead of a number of smaller watershed dams. The Little Kanawha Citizens for Progress met on February 7 at7 p.m. A discussion was held on the solid waste problem, and the' possibility was discussed of lo- caring a reclamation center here in the county. Since a landfill is not feasible under present regu- lations, so it was thought that a reclamation center might not create jobs and provide an outlet for solid waste management. It was noted that Mrs. Rose The Citizem for Progress meet every first and third Tues- Kanawha River Basin because the SCS can only handle studies up to 250,000 acres, whereas the entire basin is some 1,500,000 acres. Mr. Clevenger reported that their phase of study was on schedule and that they would soon make available several rec- ommendations as possible solu- tions of the flooding problems. The entire study with cost/bene- fit ratios will be completed by December 1989. Mr. John Stouffer of the Corps of Engineers reported to the gathering that the Corps be- came involved as the result of requests after-the 1985 flood, but could take no action as their funding is always three years in the future. Mr.Stouffer reported that they are not on schedule and may not start work locally until February or March, but hope to be fin- ished by December. Their budget of $350,000 is for a one- year study andis fully funded by the Federal Government. If ad- ditional study is necessary after the first year, funds will be on a 50/50 basis with state, county, or some other agency matching federal funds. He stated that the Corps' so- lution is not always big dams, that they might turn their recom- mendations to SCS to complete, and that they would work very closely with SCS and the Water- shed Association. Continued Next Week Local resident Smithsonian perform Ginny Hawker, of Tanner, has been invited to take part in a program entitled "Community Singing" on February 17-18 at the Smithsonian national Mu- seum of American History in Washington, D.C. Ms. Hawker, an education student at Glenville State College, has achieved now living on Virginia's Eastern Shore Ms. Hawker and Ms. Jus- tice have performed on National Public Radio's "Mountain Stage," at the Augusta Heritage Festival in Elkins, and at the Ashoken Festival in New York State. widespread respect as a tradi- The three singers will join' tional singer. She grew up. in a other traditional singers from large and musical family in Ohio, Virginia, and the Wash- southern Virginia, where she ington, D.C. area on the developed an instinctive ear for Smithsonian's American Sam- harmony singing in the old-time pier series, which presents an style, ongoing performance series de- Hawker will be joined by Kay voted to examining America's day at 7 p.m. in Room V-105 in the vocational wing at the high school. Justice of McDoweil Coumy, and by her father, Ben Hawker, a noted singer and storyteller traditional musical heritage. For further information about these programs, call 357,4182. i A q