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February 27, 1976

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O A Gilmer Graphics, Inc. Newspaper Published By and For Gilmer County People Single Copy Price 15c [Incl. Taxl ! 22 9 GLENVlLLE. GILMER COUNTY. WV 26351 E Friday, February 27, 1976 ~ L, list of staff for Gflmer County's the 1975-77 school year by Supt. Ronald J. however, that it is since it is the usual teachers after May is a change in staff, or resignations, the with tenure - those who for the school system for m years - must be informed the first Monday in May mail of the openings." and Board of Education informed of the staff L a letter Welty wrote and "The following is list of next year's replacements. By mean that we cannot that may assignments such as: aliens or failure of recommend re-employ- that all of these have been discussed with of Education and have approval'. that several of you with some of the if you consider each county, individual school or sure that you will ornery effort has been compatible teaching that the ributim ol this early date, will rumors and give each some time to next period." placements are as the new Glenville presently being Emergency Medical course will be evenings beginning Gilmer County Health Road. Glenville. is designed for all certification expired or eight months. include emergency resusci- trauma, and coronary addition to practical and patient and Dr. Holler will with the practical by lira D. Rich. the Regions VI/VH Services System. that there is no course, which will to renew their W. Vs, Certification Pm, ler .9 built. }ames Pharos has been named principal: Bayer will teach kindergar- ten: Murin. Fitzpatrick, Kim Jones and Reale will teach first through fourth grades: William Turner. Murphy, Dabble Ellison and LuAnn Jones (to be employed) will teach fifth through eighth: Wilt and Davis -,rill teach special education and Summers will teach remedial reading. At the Sand Fork School: Dooley is principal; Barker teaching kindergar- ten: Adldns, Young, Stepp and James will teach first through fourth: Scott, Foster, Reed, Fisher and McCartney will teach first through eighth; Massey and Nutter has special education classes and Rhoades has remedial reading classes. At the Troy School: Minney will be principal beth at Troy and Tanner. According to Supt. Welty, Minney will spend "'50 percent of his time at both Troy and Tanner because of the low enrollment rates which doesn't constitute two full-time principals." Continuing with the Troy School, Paterson will teach kindergarten: Anderson, Simmons and Cunningham have first through fourth; McCartney, David Ellison and Larry Barton have fifth through eighth; Adams has special education and Zatko has remedial reading. Normantown's tentative place- manta are: Brady as principal; Kennedy with kindergarten; Cain, James, Vannoy and Gainer first through fourth; Evelyn Barton, Marks, Pat Jones. Frame. Buffer. and Brannon have fifth through eighth: Jenkins has John V. White }left], Secretary/Treasurer of ~ Alumni Foundation, Inc., and Dr. D, Banks Wilburn [center], GSC President accept the deed to the land donated to the college by Eastern Associates Coal Corp. Personnel and Vice President, B. P. Re.ere [right]. Twenty-three Glenville State College students from Gilmer County, now enrolled in their Professional Semesters, will leave the campus to begin their student teaching assign- ments. In Early Childhood Education is Mary Hunt, of Glenville. who will be teaching at Tanner Elementary School and Normantewn Elementary. the ungraded: Minney has special Maiors in Comprehensive fields -q tm ...... Lmda Rohr Fullen, Glenville, Art major, at Wirt County High and Elizabeth Elementary Schools, Wirl County: Roger Reed, Art major, at Spencer High School, Roane County. and Arnoldsburg Elementary School, Calhoun County: David Harry, Normantown, Music major, at Braxton High and Flatwoods Elementary Schools, Braxton County; Sheilah Harry. Normantown, Music major. Calhoun County High and Arnoldsburg Elementary Schools, Calhoun County; Rickey Hichman, Music major from Glenville, at Franklin Junior High School in Wood County; Gregory lames, Music major from Glenville at student remedial reading. Tanner School: Minney as principal, Turner has kindergarten; Stalnaker, Bennett and White has first through fourth: Archer and Hamric has Fffth hrough eighth; Comstook has special education and Nonnenberg has remedial reading classes. Richwood high and Elementary Schools, Nicholas County: Randall Hess, Glenvflle, Health. Physical Education and Safety major, at Braxton High and Flatwoods Elemen- tary Schools, Braxton County; Joseph h4ills. Glenville. Health and Phvsicat Education major with a Language Arts 7-9 minor, at Burnsville Elementary and Jr. High Schools, Braxton County: Moore, Orlando, Health, P,E. and Paul W. Minnigh. Jr., Social Studies Comprehensive 7-12 major. Calhoun County High School; David White. Gtenvilte, Social Studies 7-12 major with a Mathematics 7-12 minor, Braxton High School. Elementary Education majors include: Pamela Butcher, Cox Mills, Social Studies 1-9 and Mentally Retarded 1-12 minors, at Davis SaJety major, also Burnsville !::b mentary School, Braxton County; ntary and ju rdor High b.oois ..... Kimbra g on, nvilJe, ial Braxton County; and Thomas Smith, Studies 1-9 and Language Arts 1-9 Glenville, Health, P.E. and Safety major, at Wirt County ttigh and Elizabeth Elementary Schools, Wirt County. In the field of Secondary Education, the following students are minors, at Crantsville Elementary School, Calhoun County: Debars Heater. Glenville, Social Studies 1-9 and Mentally Retarded 1-12 minors; Normantown Elementary; Cayla Hess, Glenville, Social Studies 1-9 minor. by Stun Meseroll, Executive ~tor Eastern Associates Coal Carp Pittsburgh. turned over the deed to 733.39 acres of surface land to Glenville State College Alu~i Foundation, Inc. during a brief ceremony at the school Friday.~ February 20. Located on Jake's Fork Stewart's Creek near Baldwin, donated land has been appraised at approximately $124.fw~ and is part of a large tract of coal property owned by Eastern Associates. Glenville State College had trying to find a tract of, land for several years to provide a training site for their Forestry. Land Surveying and Horticulture programs. Eastern. has an active program in college grants and scholarships, recenth became acquainted with the need for additional land by the college arranged to transfer the title to tract to the Foundation. The land is readily accessible for field study by GSC students. The wide variety of vegetation, topography water impoundments wilt students with many unique and challenging educational opportunities, according to Dr. Edward Grafton, chairman of the GSC Forestry Dept. The area, he said, will be develo into a model of land resource management with portions of the land: to be developed for timber, wildlife outdoor recreation. The 733 acres include land that was strip mined by B.H. Swaney Coal Co. and abandoned when the company declared bankruptcy. Eastern Asso- ciates acquired the land in 1~6~ according to B.P: Romero, Eastern Associates Vice President who presented the deed to Dr. D. Banks Wilburn, GSC PresidenL Under a contract let the Dept. of Natural Resources currently student teaching: Judy Hickman. Glenville. Business Educa- tion Comprehensive 7-t2 meier, at Parkersburg South High School ~vVood County; Vickie Kirkpairick. Glenvilte. Business Education Comprehensive 7-12 major. Calhoun County High School: David Wright. Business Principles 7-12. Braxton High School: early 1973 under a plan developed here by the Soil Conservation Service and DNR. The model reclamation job included backfilling of deep strip mine pits, construction of sediment ponds to .i" eliminate acid pollution of lake's Run. grading and soft stabilization work. Burnsville Elementary, Braxton Court-Locust trees and grasses were planted, ty; lacob Jarrlee, Glenville, Social The acreage includes several ponds, Studies 1~-9 minor. GrantsvMle Elemen- two of which contain a fair population taw School. Calhoun County; Brenda of bass and bluegills. McCartney. Glenville. Social Studies According to Dr. Grafton. the area and Mathematics 1-9 minors. Grants- will provide excellent opportunities for vitle Elementary; and Betty Jo Snider. applied research by both students and Clenvilte. Social Studies 1-9 minor, faculty in all phases of multiple land Normantown Elementary School. resource management. an additional three years. The State Health Department will be responsible for testing and certification during the course. 'q'he Regional EMS System is a federally funded project involving 13 counties in North Central W. Va.," Rich explained. "EMT training is only one facet of the program. "The EMS System is coordinating al aspects of emergency care - from the time of the victim's initial rescue to hospital recovery - in order to save lives effectively," he said. Other aspects of the program include funding radio communications equipment, hospital defibrillators, four wheel drive rescue vehicles, a mobile critical care uniL rescue, extrication and EMT training. The Gilmer County class will meet at 7:30 p.m. at the Health Clinic Building. [This is tim first of a sarkm fmtroducing your primary dectltm candldat .] Don Porter of Troy is the most recent entry into. the Democratic primary race for magistrate in Gilmer County. Porter. son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles E. Porter of Glenville. is a graduate of Glenville I4dgh School and attended Glenville State C allege. A graduate of Reppert School of Auctioneering in Decatur, Illinois. Ha has been in the auctinneering business for a number of years, conducting sales over the eastern United States. His wife, the former Wilde Congreve of Wood County, is proprietor of the Troy Fabric Shop located in the Troy Community, Porter is a member of AF tt AM #112 is a of World War the Korean War. m Secretary of State James R. McCartney announced that a total of 756 persons had filed certificates of announcement with him to run as candidates for stetewide or multi- county office. The candidates' announcements were accompanied by fees which totaled $53.490, the largest amount ever. "'The filing fees received by my office will not be kept by the State." declared Mr. McCartney. "These fees have been deposited in a special fund and shall be apportioned and paid by me to all the counties of the State on the basis of population." Democratic candidates outnum- bered Republican candidates by more than a 2 to I ratio, as 530 Democrats filed and 226 Republicans filed. All offices on the Democratic Primary ballot are being actively sought by I or more candidates, but no Republicans filed for the offices of Vice-President. U.S. Senate, U.S. Representative from the Third Congressional I strict, Attorney General, and Commissioner of Agriculture. "'The last 24 hours of the filing period saw a tremendous upsurge in file for With the filing deadline extended to February 27 for County Magistrates, Donald F, Porter, of Troy, and Vance Norman. of Shock, have entered the race on the Democrat ballot. So far. there are seven candidates who have Fried for magistrate - five Democrats and two Republicans. In addition to Porter and Norman. Tom Reasar. Nelson Reed and Robert Minnigh have Fried for the Democrat nomination in the upcoming May Primary. On the Republican. only two filed so far: filing activity," said the Secretary of State. "Over 200 candidates either mailed their certificates of announce- ment or fried them personally in my office on February 7. the last day of F ng." The number of candidates filing for each particular office on the Primary ballot is as follows: President - 4 (2 D and 2 R); Vice-President - 2 f2 U.S. Senate - I (1 D}; U.S. House. 1st district - 3 {I D and 2 R}: 2nd district - 3 {2 D and I R); 3rd district - 2 (2 D} and 4th district - 8 {7 D and 1 R}: Governor 16 {8 D and 8 R}; Secretary of State - (4 D and 1 R}; Treasurer - 5 f4 D and l R); Auditor- 4 {3 D and I R); Attorney General 2 [2 D}; Agriculture Commissioner - 2 (2 D): State Senate - 43 {34 D and 9 R}; }louse of ~elegates - 153 {124 D and 29 R): State Supreme Court. full term - 8 (7 D and 1 R}: unexpired term -.4 (3 D and 1 RJ; Circuit Judge - 35 {22 D and 13 R}: National Convention Delegates. I st district - 106 {78 D and 28 R): 2nd district - 110 [87 D and 23 R}; 3rd district - 96 (66 D and 30 R}: 4th district - 85 {69 D and 16 R}: and at Large - 59 (Republicans only}. All persons 18 years of age and over who wish to vote in the May Primary Election must register on or before April 12. Also. this is the year for the quadrennial check-up of voters. A check of registered voters will be made to determine their politic:el affilliation. New voters can also be registered at this time. According lu Circuit Clerk. Lune Smith. the Filing deadline for magistrate expires this Friday. February 27 at midnight and all mailed Saying that the Energy Research and Development Administration has failed to place "adequate emphasis on Appalachian Coals," U.S. Sen. Robert C. Byrd (D-W, Va.) has called on ERDA to locate a $90 million research project in West Virginia. In a letter to ERDA, Byrd reiterated his "disappointment" that Illinois wa s chosen over West Virginia as the site for the multi-m on dollar COALCON research project. But Byrd said West Virginia "would be an ideal site" for a proposed research project aimed at manufacturing hydrogen from coal. "'I believe any West Virginia site surw~.yed for the COALCON negotia- tions would prove acceptable locations 99 Robert C. Wilson. of Weston. has linen named "'Acting Supervisor of the Gilmer County Department of High- ways to replace Everett Stoneking.'" according to the West Virginia DOH District Office in Weston. Ms, Agnes Pugh. of the Weston DOH Personnel Department. said that there "are no definite plans to hire a tull-time supervisor in Gilmer County as vet. The appointment would have to cume from Gee. Moore's office in Cha rteston.'" Wilson is a District Maintenance Engineer and has served a Field in for the hydrogen-from-coal project," Byrd said. "And West Virginia has many industrial chemical plants which could further refine and utilize the hydrogen."" Byrd noted that $5 million is contained i~ the current budget request to allow ERDA to prepare and submit requests for proposals for the project. The design and construction of the plant is expected to cost $65 million, with another $25 million for research activities and operations of the plant. "'Since l am Chariman of the Subcommittee which must Iirst approve these funds. I want to make certain that West Virginia is given the most serious consideration as the site for the project.'" Byrd said. e In a memo from Maintenance Engineer, Randall Billers, Wilson was appointed "Acting Supervisor effective February 17.'" Ms. Pugh said "according to District Engineer Cark Kahl. Stoneking resigned to accept employment elsewhere.'" Wilson explained that he was told "Stoneking was in Michigan and no one knew when he would return." Wilson said that "Stoneking have been Gilmer (~unty