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24 The Glenville Pathfinder A Gilmer Graphics, Inc. Newspaper Published By and For Gilmer County People Single Copy Price 15c [Incl. Tax] GLENVILLE, GILMER COUNTY, WV 26351 friday, March 12, 1976 to visit Glenville Democrat Supreme Court ple cam- on Friday, March will visit the With interested Where he will of the new West Virginia. practiced law been a strong procedure in graduate of West and George Washington University Law School, he has served in the U.S. Air Force and has been active in numerous political and civic causes. In announcing his visit to Gilmer County, Mr. Harshbarger said, "The purpose of an elected judiciary is to permit the people to evaluate the philosophy of the Judges who will make some of the most important decisions of their lives. I have always represented working people, not large interests, and I feel I know how hard it is to scratch a living from these beautiful hills. I love the people of this state, and I hope that as we meet. they will feel the same way about me." Ring" construction to begin soon covered and lighted to permit events in any type of weather. Bleacher type seats will be installed for spectators and a series of box stalls will be constructed adjacent to the ring where animals can be kept before, during and after the events. The stalls will be roofed and water will be available. due to begin this show ring Recreation be used by the and farmers when aahrtals during any 8h0W. for the ring to be Recreation Center officials say that a facility of this type has been needed for a long time and have created a committee to get the project started. Committee members include Nelson Garrett, Harlan Hague, Loren McCartney and Dick White. The Gilmer County Farm Bureau is coordinating the project but the word Gilmer County may receive monies for roads Governor Arch Moore has sent to the Legislature details of an extensive $46 million statewide road improve- ment program, of which more than $36 million would be used for State and local service roads, bridge replace- ments and repairs and work on trunkline and feeder roads of the State. Included in the program are projects in all counties of the State, the Governor said. All these programs are ready to go pending legislative approval. In addition, $16 million is earmarked for needed matching funds on interstate construction in the State. According to the release, Gilmer County should receive about $187,000 for projects at Normantown Road and at Cedar (;reek State Park plus funds for the Granlsville-Dekalb road, W. Va. Route 5; Cox's Mill-Troy road, Route 47 and the Troy Linn Road, Route 47. In detailing the projects, the Goverfior noted that of the $36 million. approximately $18 million is for improvement of feeder trunk line and expressways; $14 million for State local service roads: and nearly $5 million for bridge maintenance. "Unless the Legislature moves expeditiously on this program, the State of West Virginia will lose out on a highway construction season. Any delay of carrying forward this program will mean these much needed improvements will not be done this year and if undertaken later will ultimately mean higher costs to the citizens of our State," the Governor said. "All of these projects are badly needed. They have been selected on a priority basis. The need of having these projects undertaken has been brought to the attention of the members of the Legislature by their constituents. The only way that we can get the job done is for the Legislature to appropriate the funds. "The Department of Highways is ready to go with all the programs. All that is necessary for West Virginia to sustain the momentum in its highway program is for the Legislature to give the green light." the Governor added. Burke, Long report on Legislature activities With more than fifty-two days of On March 4, Delegate Billy B. Congress and the United States Postal the session completed the West Burke and Delegate Harold V. Long Service to prevent the closing of the Virginia legislature had passed 25 introduced a resolution in the House of small rural Post Offices in West pieces of major legisla'tion and Delegates urging the United States Virginia. is a lot of help is needed to make the referred it to the Governor. The Advisory Group discussion March 16 facilitYshow.officialsaVailableexplainedbY thethatSeptemberthis is a Governor has vetoed four bills and hiSincreasemUCh usedin theVetclosingpWer daysiS sUreof thet Count00 assessed vaJuations up Community project, built by the people session. The 1976-77 Fiscal Year ? Group Budget has been passed by both Parents, houses, but both houses have different on the versions and the differences are trying Gilmer County gained more than Tuesday, to be resolved in a Conference two million dollars in assessed Summersville Committee made up of five members valuation this year in Homestead at 10:30 a.m. from theHouse and five members from Exemptions and overall gained over will be: the Senate. four million dollars for a total Teacher, Ado- valuation of $49.198,300. Gilmer The House Finance Committee. The Homestead Exemption is a School-Age under the leadership of Delegate Billy $5.000 exemption on the assessed Karen B. Burke, has bean dealing with a great valuation of property for all property Brax- volume of legislation. The proposed owners age 65 and over. Many persons Reverend school teachers salary increase bill whose property is under this figure County; Daniel and the Auxiliary Support Personnel value will not have to pay any property County High bill have been referred to the Finance taxes. School-Age . Committee. Charles ;ndent of , One out of every age 19 or often have difficulty with schooling, jobs, housing, money and health care. The panel will discuss the common needs of school-age parents and what is, or should be, done to provide for those needs. All interested citizens are encouraged to attend. The Region IV Advisory Group, operating under the auspices of the Interagency Council for Child De- velopment Services, is composed of individuals concerned with School-Age Parents. One of the purposes of this group is to heighten public awareness of the needs of these young parents. Region IV is composed of Braxton, Calhoun, Clay, 'Gilmer, Nicholas, Pocahontas, and Webster Counties. Anyone desiring further information about the group or the March 16th meeting, is invited to call Patricia Byler at 872-4092. of the county, without federal or state assistance. Members extend their appreciation for materials and services already provided or promised but more is needed. Lumber roofing and electric vi'ring are still needed. Already received or promised is 100 feet of drain tile donated by Hardman Hardware. a supply of poles by Mr. George Ellyson of Monongahela Power Comapny and Billy Burke has volunteered equipment for drilling and setting the poles. Anyone wishing to assist on the project can do so by contacting Mr. Mason at the County Extension Office or any-of the committee members at their homes. A series of work sessions will be scheduled when adequate materials are available. Volunteer workers will be needed at that time. may get money for pool renovation Park is due to pool development, , the by Execu- te the of projects West and recreation request of $33 for the Projects would be supported with money from federal revenue sharing funds. In his executive message, the Governor chronicled his admitiistra- tion's continuing efforts to upgrade the recreational facilities within the State. He said: "These efforts had begun on a very modest scale at the beginning el this administration, but have consis- tently picked up momentum over the past seven years." Moore said that all indications point out that usage of State parks and recreational facilities is growing at increasing rates, reflecting the tremendous value that people place on their leisure time. "West Virginia's place as a leader among our sister states and the demands made upon us by the citizens of West Virginia require that we not only maintain our past" efforts, but that we increase our support of these programs and provide new and expanding programs in those areas which clearly demonstrate their value to the State and to its people," the Chief Executive continued. States' enrollment down one per cent Board of itch 2 that the enrollment for ,colleges and ,5.8 percent over enroll- and one Glenville one percent, BrOwnies visit Parkersburg Community College showed a decrease of 5.9 percent, and West Virginia University dropped by 0.5 percent. The decrease at Parkersburg Community College is reflected in a change in the course credit structure whereby students enrolled in Continuing Education classes were not included in this year's total headcount enrollment. Continuing courthouse Ulenville visit the county's courthouse and facilities Row 1 [L-R] Ginger Law, Chris Jamison, Becky r. Nanette Hoard, Beth Oppe, Avan Ratllff; Sandy Carney, Linda Young, Kelly Campbell. Kelly z Cindy Campbell. Education courses are designed to be of cultural, avocational, or general interest and may not require an entire semester of study. Percentage increases at the other colleges and universities over Spring 1975 are Marshall University, 11.1; West Virginia College of Graduate Studies, 19.4: Bluefield State College, 30.2 (includes 236 students at Greenbrier Community College Cen- ter}; Concord College, 6.7; Fairmont State College, 17.8; Shepherd College, 6.1; West Liberty State College, 0.2; West Virginia Institute of Technology. 5.5; West Virginia State College, 6.9: Southern West Virginia Community College, 17.7; West Virginia Northern Community College, 7.7: and Potomac State College, 4,7, By category, the Spring 1976 enrollment at the state's universities increased by 3.4 percent, and by 9.1 percent at the four-year colleges and 4.0 percent at the two-year institu- tions. The total headcount enrollment for Spring 1976 is 61,255 compared to 57,888 for the 1975 Spring session. By category, the current head- count enrollment at the state's two universities is 29.223 compared to the 1975 total of 28,273. At the four-year colleges current enrollment is 19,787 whereas the figure in 1975 was 18,136. At the community colleges, the present enrollment is 9,077 compared to the 1975 total of 8,732. Potomac State College's Spring 1976"enrollment is 795 corn last 759. Delegate Burke says that he does not expect his committee to take action on these and other legislation dealing with large sums of money until the Governor revises his estimate of revenue. Current estimates are that the Governor has some $60 millions of dollars in revenues which have not been submitted to the Legislature. Council meets March I Several items were discussed at the monthly meeting of the Glenville City Council. Monday, March 1. Among them was an item by the Gilmer County Health Department requesting $2,000. The request was turned down for the time being as Glenville Mayor Delbert Davidson explained that the city's money was already earmarked for various other projects this year but consideration would be given for next year. The status of the new 300,000 gallon water tank was discussed. It was learned that the plans are complete and bids will be let April 6 with a target date of June 1 for completion. Mayor Davidson also said that $155,000 had been received from the Department of Housing and Urban Development {HUD) for the project. It was decided that the City would begin selling gravel to city residents for $5 a ton. Also. council decided to pave Beverly Drive and alley between Johnson and Howard in the spring. Under the 1974 law, 545 persons in the county, totaling $2,019,600, were granted exemptions as compared to 473 persons last year. According to Richard Stalnaker, County Assessor. the property assessment tax is based on a 70 percent valuation of real estate, Last year's assessed valuation (less the Homestead Exemptions) was $44,000,690 as compared to this years' figure of $49,198,300. ELECTION--1976 Reese files .for Board of Education Samuel Reese of Troy is a candidate for the Gilmer Co. School Board. He is a son of the late Ray. Samuel and Rosa Reese. Reese is a high school and W. Va. Business College of Clarksburg graduate. Recently, he retired after 31 years as a social worker for the W. Va. Department of Welfare. Presently, he is treasurer of the Glenville Citizens' Center. He is also a member of the Gilmer Medical Center ambulance board. During World War II. he served  for three years in the armed forces. As }. a result, he is a member of the American Legion and the Veterans of Foreign Wars. r i Reese is a deacon, treasurer, and plan for Gilmer County. He voted for an adult class Sunday School teacher the recent bond issue needed to in the Troy Baptist Church. implement Phase II of this plan. When asked if he would support a future He is married to the former Lucille bond issue to improve county schools, Scott, They have two sons. Since he he stated that he would want to know was a member of the Citizens' the details before forming an opinion. Committee For Better Schools. he is thoroughly familiar with the state His main hobbies are fishing and aproved comprehensive education gardening. Perrill files for fourth term Final citrus order deadline March 26 A final citrus order will be sponsored by the Gilmer County Farm Bureau. Bureau officials say deadline for all orders will be Friday, March 26 with delivery at the recreation center during the week of April 26. Orders may be placed with Mrs. Mildred Furr. Extension Office, at the County Courthouse. phone 462-7061. Order forms will be available at the Extension Office and Farm Bureau members will get one in the newsletter. The service is available to all Gilmer County residents. Items that will be available for order are valencia oranges, grape- fruit, orange juice, pecans and James W. Perrill of Glenville is a Democratic candidate to succeed himself as prosecuting attorney. Presently. he is completing his third term and twelfth year of service in this capacity. Prior to coming to Glenville in 1959. he served during the mid-fifties as an assistant prosecuting attorney in Braxton County. Perrill is a graduate of Tunnelton High School. Potomac State College, and the West Virginia University School of Law. He is a Mason and a member of the National Bar Association and the W. Va, Prosecuting Attorneys Association. Perrill is a member of the Glenville TrinityUnited Methodist Church. He and his wife have two daughters. His principal hobbies are hunting, fishing, and following college athletic events. /i /i i: I i