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February 17, 1977

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The lenv i I le Democrat 22 A Gllmer Graphics, Inc. Newspaper Single Copy Price 15c [Incl. Tax] GLENVILLE, GILMER COUNTY, WV 26351 Published By And For Gilmer County People Thursday, February 17, 1977 :i; ' :i: :  4/!!i; ::, ;J ice jam pictured above occurred last weekend on of Dusk Camp Run, but residents throughout the county on creeks in their area. {}timer County Volunteer Were called to Dale Thrasher's residence on Duck Run three lee jams caused water to back up around his house. cut down some of the trees the lee was backing up In about two hours the lee was flowing relatively freely. Local insurance agents flooded with requests for high water protection be held March 5 and 6 County Recreation Glenville has been ? Jim Williams, District 6 the W.Va. Trappers Local insurance agents have been inundated with requests for federally subsidized flood insurance. People apparently fear the possibility of flooding and are trying to beat the 15-day waiting period before the policy goes into effect. The Gilmer County Commission entered the program in November, 1975. The federal government pays 90 per cent of the premium. Kenny Foglesong. who took over the local Nationwide Insurance Agency on Aug. 1. 1976, sold his first flood insurance policy on Jan. 24. Since then he has written 20 policies. State Farm agent William Erwin says his flood insurance business has also picked up recently. However, he says he has had mare inquiries than actual sales. "Ace" Collins of Collins Insurance Agency, says "There's been a run on flood insurance in the past two weeks. We probably sold 12 policies before this big snow hit us and since then we've sold between 20 and 30." The agents say they ran out of the flood insurance forms at one time and simply took the applicants' name and' necessary information and sent them to U.S. Fidelity and Guaranty Company in Charleston. which is the statewide sponsoring agency. The Charleston firm assured the agents the policies would go into effect 15 days after the applicant provided the information. Anyone is eligible to buy the insurance. According to U.S. Housing and Urban Development guidelines, the rate for residential (;overage is 25 cents per $100 value and 35 cents per tile will be site for trappers' rendevous schedule for a Spring There will be open bidding on A State Turkey Calling Champion- ship from 1 to 3:30 p.m. will highlight Sunday's activities, Williams reports. The tentative schedule for Sunday is as follows: 8 to 9 a.m.--Breakfast: 9 to 12 noon--Open; 12 noon to I p.m.-- Lunch; 1 to 3:30--Turkey Calling contest; 3:30 to 5:30--Open. One of the Open time slots will be used for a muzzleloading rifle match. "lf anyone can help with the rifle shoot or auction," Williams says, "please contact me. My telephone number is 354-6717 and my address is Box 38, Stumptown, W,Va. 25280." Anyone wishing to display trapping supplies, dog supplies, or sporting goods is free to come to the Rendezvous and set up a table. "I think we will try a table charge of $5 per table for both days to help pay expenses," Williams states. "Any dealers wishing to set up, please contact me." at 1 p.m. the weekend, Activities will get 9 a.m., Saturday, March "bull session." of fur is set for 9 permits." Williams have some skinning demonstrations, and opposum. We Stutter of Creston puts up a beautiful states. 12 noon each lot at the fur auction, according to Williams. "If we can get the fur," he said, "I have several buyers lined up, which should bring about some spirited bidding. I ould like to urge all members and coon hunters to bring at least one small lot of fur to help kick this auction off on the right foot. If it is a success, I would like to see another auction held next season in the latter part of December and possibly in the latter part of January, too," Williams said. There will either be a small charge per pelt or a small percentage charge on fur sold, he said. Sellers will have the option of refusing the bid and, of course, if it doesn't sell there will be no charge. "We also hope to have a coon hunt Saturday night and a bench show," Williams reports. $100 value of the house's contents. The rate for commercial customers is 40 cents per $100 value of the building and 75 cents per $1OO value of the building's contents. Owners of single family homes can obtain up to $35,000 in flood coverage plus $10,000 on household contents, Collins pointed out the policy has a deductible clause of $200 or two per cent of the amount of insurance. whichever is higher. The deduction is applied to the dwelling and contents sepa ra tely. "Say for example, you had a $10,000 policy on the house and a $10.000 policy on the contents, the deduction would be $200 on the house and $200 on the contents, for a deductible of $400. But if you had a $20.000 policy on the house and $10.00 on the contents, the deductable would be $400 on the house and $200 on the contents for a deductible of $600." said Collins. He also pointed out that if someone added to his flood insurance policy there was a lO-day waiting period before the additional coverage went into effect. Damages amount to $25,000 Mayor requests state disaster funds Glenville Mayor Delbert Davidson asked Gee. jay Rockefeller for $25,000 in state disaster relief funds Thursday, Feb. 10 to offset financial losses the city has suffered because of the harsh winter. Davidson was contacted by a representative of Region VII Planning and Development Council and asked to assess the city's weather-related losses. All other cities in Region VII were asked to submit similar statements. The representative did not indicate when the funds would be available, The governOr-has made no official announcement concerning the initiation of a state disaster relief program. Davidson estimated it would take $15.000 to repair or replace water lines and meters and pay water department employees overtime, $5,000 for street repair and $5,000 for sidewalk repair. Davidson noted 62 water meters have been damaged. He said if only the bottom half of the meters were damaged it would take about $15 each to repair them. If the whole meter needs to be replaced, it could costs as much as $75 each. The city has replaced all damaged meters with straight pipe. These homes are now receiving unmetered water. The residents pay only the minimum monthly water bill, which is $9. According to Davidson, the average monthly water bill in Glehville is between $15 and $20. To try and cut some of the financial loss. the Utility Dept. crews will switch some of the straight pipe set-ups with meters from customers who actually use the minimum amount of water. The mayor said .t!,,he done. when the crews get a break in their pipeline work. County Heart Association to uct fund drive this Sunday solicitation for the Heart Fund. a goal of $2100. They collected $2,047 The theme for this year's last year. campaign is "We're Fighting For Your Joining members of the Glenville Life." The local Heart Association has State College Panhellenic Council in the collection drive will be: The FLAG BEARERS--Preparing to hoist their new David MeCreary, David Drake, Chris Jamlson, Baldwin Merrymakers under the American flag over Glenvme Elementary School Nanette Hoard and Christina Fox. [Democrat not hold classes JamesleadershipfMrs'Vina Skinner, Mrs.)f! Horn of Cedarville, Mrs. Mary are second graders [left to right] Philip Pelon, photo by Chris Brown] woo terofCox'sMills. Mr. and Mrs. i C flag flys in Glenville dunng January Larry Sprouse of Grass Run, the Youth of the Kanawha Drive Church, the Youth of the Stumptown Church, the Baptist Youth of Sand Fork with Mrs. A polite "please and thank-you" to U.S. Sen. he was busy and had to go to a meeting or County Heart Associa- for your life" this rein 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. their door-to-door State College has the realities of the shortage and 1977-78 and to eliminate January. first day of semester 1. Classes would 29. This year, classes began will be 3. First semester end on Dec. Althougl} college officials have made no official estimates of savings the change would generate, Dean of Academic Affairs William Simmons says that Bluefield State reported they saved $700 a day by closing last year during january. Simmons said that at a recent meeting of public college presidents, the concensus was that public colleges and universities would observe the january closing. Becky Lowther, the United Methodist Youth of Tanner and Newberne with Kyle and Tim McCartney, Rhonda Flesher and Mary Wiseman of Troy and other volunteers. Mrs. Donald Taylor, County Heart Chairman, urges everyone to give generously. Other county staff workers are: Mrs. Bonnie Drake--Memorial Funds, Mrs. Karen Davis--Special Events Cedrman, Mr. James Riffle-- Business Solicitor and Mrs. Yvonne King--Publicity Director. On Feb. 5 the Glenville Mountaineers 4-H , club collected $55,40 in street collections under the supervision of Mrs, Don Phillips and Mrs. John Chisler. Robert Byrd was enough to get Glenville Elementary a new flag and give Mrs. Fitzpatrick's second grade class a lesson in government and politics in action. , During a lesson on the American flag last October', the students agreed that a sn't'be'delivered pole for their new school would be no good at all without a flag. Each child composed letters to Byrd, requesting that a flag be flown over the U.S. Capital Building on behalf ,of the school. "We had to say nice things, not mean thinks so he'd want to send us a flag. And we had to say please," one student remembered. "The letters had to be nice and short, so if something, he'd be able to read them and not forget." another said. Byrd did not forget, and after receiving several letters explaining the dedication process, the second graders received the flag and a certificate. The special flag flew over the school for the first time this week. The students next hope to obtain a West Virginia flag to fly with the American banner. They also sent a letter last fall to former Gov. Arch Moore. but received no reply. Undaunted. they plan to continue their experiment in government and write a different source for a state flag.