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,) uric tt aid i yes ,( lO| eveq Single Copy Price-50c (47e plus tax) (ISSN 0746-5882) Published by and for Gilmer County People :,,! mmmm nlIU =all l rnts cri : i :N. s~ " v a dasi" " y " put in a lot of r,0";, le edlocal ;Yblisher-Editor ' t~neScf:~leg?d3:Sd:aYn:2#~a.~rt~n~h;un~leekr,s accordmgtootherlocalobserers. . "'.'" : . . ' , ._,., I= women -- "Old Man Winter" finally stomped into Day program on Wednesday due to the harsh "",-7"'''" ."7 .... .. "-:: -,,--.-L-. City Swho pulledStreetSa snoware travelable,"removal shiftstateSon Starcher,saturday GilmerCountv this season, and he did so wim weather, says Mrs. Donna Shaffner, a GSC a aecem JOb m nanolmg me snow, Hmy ...... ' Lonunueo on page ravers a bang (or multiple "bangs"). public relations spokesperson. (A decision City Street Commissioner Mike Winski eratlon Heavy snow and sleet, fallsovertheweek-whenoriftheCollegewillreschedulethisnew ( ,i L is,~ ~ ~ end blanketed the states hills and hollows, event will be forthcoming.) but. more dangerously, ,ced over many trees Relative to the Rec Center's shelter, Mrs. Folks I4~h0 Shine and uuhty hnes causing breaks m the elecmc K~ ht outhnes th t /Conference " " " , " " " g " a people needing household and telephone services in over 6,000 house- water should bring their own containers for "" ...... 'e ~ ~ ~ ~.r up for home and usmesses m th~s central regina trans ortm ~lJ ~..~. holds b .... .p ' g it. Also, they can get it from the L Page 4 alone, spigots at the Water Dept. Plant on Elm Street ,( i? ! ~ra~vry~ "There were trees cracking and popping and the Glenville Utility Building on WeStp .onl from7a.m.-3,..m.durm=the [~/~ ii'.~i ii ~*-: ~ eve three seconds on Sunday," relates an Main Stree " De o a " ry t. But, ff ole re u,re lar er ri~.,,~ ~I~ ' ,.~. i ' SchoolstudentfromNormantown."Youcould WaterDe t v n " see trees falling down all over the place." week ;~ ~ "-..... 1 Denny Pounds, the local McDonald's For non-emergeney problems, sheeneour- ,~:~ ::, =. !i . , :,,~ ..!: "--.. ,~, ..., ~2~ ~ ~ / wner' reprts with a typical quip' "On Sun-ages residents t tetephne the Giimer ~i ~ day, County Department ,' ," ..... . ':'("! !;* ]ii~' it snowed five inches from 4:00-9:15 Volunteer Fire at 462- " ,,,, a.m. Why, l had to get out of bed early. Then, 7306 for help. "Tell them what you need . " _, ~t snowed so hard that ~t could have knocked whether ~t be fx:M, med~ i " " ' cine, or fuel, and they er SocietyKICKOFFRelay 1|down the dogs." will call you back with a elan to get those "~ I~ng Scheduled for| Concurring, Glenville Mayor R. Wayneneeded items to you," she sl~ifies. tAIl~'''~ CanCelled due to | Richmond remarks, "That freezing rain h=t us Indeed, about 25 firefighters have been out meeting will be [ hard all day Sunday. Thisis the biggest snow helping the utility crews clear the roads of 4:30 / that we'vehad since 1996." trees, and eight-to-10 are sleeping at the p.m. at -=-"" -13t ~r~Rec" Center" Pack" / g " t ght t be ready fr emergency I i'i ii', .; I The wet hty snow and felled hundreds F rehouse a m r" J[~~l~u~P between nw | " "i i, " - - .~nursing home. For | of trees, like a lumberjack going berserk with calls. Gilmer County High's Janice Collins a sharp ax, then falhn" g and breaking" electric" reoorts that many area businesses have been . |'~eall Christy at 871- / p ' ppo " e engmers, tqzza Hut and and tele hone hnes to cause much ot the su rt~ve ot th l~r J[/tlg/~'i~DYNE[l t! t~ "dIil~'-:~:;T:| cuntlEmer lea to be w~thout weron Sunday and for Bhm ~es hay m y " 190 " p ' e donated food for the ," she [~ i.~" I others, throughout the week. relates. caACCording to Reta Kight, chair of the Lo- Restoring utilities ~a~ i~t'~aYommon~,~II~_''= ',.; Place'. | | uulmes wdlgnCYbeoutuntilFrlPlanning Committee,or SaturdaySme Calhoun, D In Allegheny Power's service area ofGilmer,and Braxton counues, _R~L%n are invited. | Emergencyslday overd.000 hddndge' CALM FACES DURING DISASTER One of the most important approaches tea =. / ....... helter , households and businesses suffered Hpeop=eneeeawarmpmcetos eep, toget from electric outages on Sunday and early snow disaster is for the recovery team to have composure. Gilmer County was -~ll~~-8,~ HOOT FOR | water, or to take ashower, the Gilmer County Monday morning. "We've got crews out all fortunate, indeed, to have not only calm recovery workers and volunteers but also 0 WI L3BE FEBRO_ | Recreation Center is the local disaster shel- over the county," states Glenville's Tom Rat- cheerful ones. Even though they faced many long hours and hardships in the / ter," Mrs. Kight, who is also a Gilmer County lift, a former area power company supervisor restoration of electric and utility services to the county, the relief teams seemed to do - g hunter / Commissioner. states, whocameoutofretirementtohelpduringthis so in a cheerful and professional way. For that reason, all of these hundreds of , Door Prizes, | And, at 4 p.m. Tues., Feb. 18, Governor emergency workers from both inside and outside the county merit our newspaper's "Folks Who . i~" ~'Oncessions sold. | Bob Wise signed a federal disaster declare- "We've " en D gott hel from three crews from Shine Awards for this week. Above, Glenville Street Commissioner Mike Winski ~~r,=,-~~ ~" ~to ihe public. For ] tion assistance application at the State Capitol Butler, Penn., five crews from Cumberland, (right, in cab) piles up snow on North Court Street near Main to be removed by dump / in Charleston. He's requesting Preside at Md., and additional crews from Virginia and trucks, as Mayor Wayne Richmond (left)directs operations. Seepage5for more. Gilmer).Gerge.Bush. to declare, ythepeentire state a. North Carolina,"g pohe listSi)stations ha " ' :i~ federald~sasterarea thereb o nmg the doors Althou h no wet su ve faded ~~ BASEBALL / " " , - " " as been cut off in Troy, to federal governmental rehef assistance re the elecmc service h ~CLAss~in / ports State Delegate Brent Boggs (Dem.- Sand Fork, Cedarville and Normantown, he ~!~, ,~ -ik~'ataking classes / relays .... ,~ ,,~,~?~< all and baseball | "The Normantown area looks like a disaster After 37 years of experience at Allegheny, ~~.g, cal1354-6081 / area," states Sam Derby, owner of Panther Mr. Ratliff knows what to tell customers and ~ ~~ :~l I!~'~ or 462-7384. [ Lodges Normantown'sonly]arge industry, the general public in these emergencies. 'If ~ ,'i,, " and n~:dlT.~Jmber if n [ "A big tree cut down our power line g,,ing to you see a downed power line, stay away from the factory so we aren't operating now and I it " be re unds TION ' , , p po . ~i~, ~.~TIONs . don't know when they'll get the power hooked He, also, praises the local police depart- " rces is taking up again," he sighs, meats and Volunteer Fire Dept. for assisting P~'J~ract'ions. Must be In addition to many area businesses being Allegheny in clearing the roads of debris. N| rhis- not a home / shut down. the schools throughout the state, In Glenville, Mayor Richmond reports that I rmore, informa-] including those in Gilmer County and Glen- power was off in the city from 5:30-8:00 a.m. ~ ville State College, were closed on Monday Monday morning. Many of the city's street and Tuesday, not to mention possible cancel- lights, also, blacked out at about ! : 15 a.m., :11' I "ring k History Month) ' < . ;.fit Commission I Celebra Bin , II l %/,r O P.m-onThurs- I " -="" at the Glenville / FIREFIGHTER TERRY HESS , /}~% general public is/ - ~4~lne First Baptist / ^tll~~le n Saturday' / " : ::':~ ]i!: - .~.~/'~ P~videO. Come | .,~al~-Y,0f Christian fellow- ! ..... : i? .< ,, I,~ ~ters' 'in Christ. For / MARDI GRAS I~P~,~ pa~k'~'invites every: / ~: ............................. ~ subjects of GSC program on Feb. 12 *.o "0"*" * ..................... 4 L ..... " ........................ For a little over one hour on Wed. evening, educator alive. .:::: ........................ 10 Publisher-Editor notable achievements of this Mountain State .... " ......................... 9 Feb. 12, approximately 150 Glenville State Born in thelate 19th century in New Canton, College students and townspeople took a step Va. the son of former slaves, Dr. Woodson's back in time to learn more about the life of a family latermoved to Huntington,W.Va. where Momen-t 19th and 20th century giant of Black history, they could earn enough money to buy a farm In fact, the late Dr. Carter G. Woodson, a back m Virginia. Nevertheless, as time went 'Olfl::2 (bye of Black History Weekryp which was later expanded for' his return to West Virginiand s,ster returnedalso. the Week one-time histo rofessor at West Virginia on young Carter's brother a " --- State College and former coal miner, founded to the Ohio River city to work, paving the way Braxton clash in Glenville, the older fans got a "sweet treat." Some of their "Golden nth Heann oftheht hwa e the into Black History Me . " g "g g Sofworkingforthe "" gee ) affo;d a'" Dr. Woodson, the first son of slaves to earn C & 0 Railroad in the New River Coalfield, he Years" basketball stars, specifically the first GCHS basketball team, returned to the ~~ ,, h-. o~ oe ~~~l~Ja,'~J a Ph.D. in America, was portrayed by Mr. went to Thurmond which was a thriving rail school fore small reunion and recognition at half-time. Among the many team Norman Jordan, a poet, artist, and Afro-Amen- and coal town -- better known today as the members attending the event were from left to right: Ed Cmwford, Class of 1970, of Nashville, Tenn.: Dr. Tom Lilly, '70, of Berkeley Springs: Coach Larry Gainer (a 1962 o ':iThn can museum curator from Ansted (Fayette whitewater rafting capital of the state. County). To kick-off February as Black His- Eventually, he left the railroad for a higher graduate of Normantown High School), of St. Marys; and Dr. Rick Butler, of Steer tl~liJ~catin" "- ~::!~Ytdbaa~ltt~ai~ts?:~uiI~C~!iSe~~er~eb~rni t~nyYct:h:oig~'l:!ta~:e r~:!! ff~:wYaevdse toryMonth, he put on the same impersonation paying job in the mines. 'In that little coal of Dr. Woodson for Governor Bob Wise and camp, I got started on the road to fame," other State Capitol personnel. Moreover, he .... i it; .... Lonunueo on page 5 works extensively with me taumanities roun- g " " " P" "P . ( P y Corcoran, Sr.)