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March 25, 1976

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/ The Glenville Pathfinder A Gilmer Graphics, Inc. Newspaper Published By and For Gihner County People Single Copy Price 15c [Incl. Tax] m GLENVILLE, GILMER COUNTY, WV 26351 ilmer Vocational Center cites goals CALHOUN GILMER CAREER CENTER Society meets B. Scott is requesting personnel of the Committee W, March 26, in the Glenville Trinity Church. This was of the Gilmer Society this past Society meeting, 76 names and collected by the The first is Who with his son education in the the founding of School. Snider is rhelma Patterson Pa. Guy B. sponsored by his llso sponsoring the grandfathers. and Henry Henson Myra Lynch Mick John R ndfatber. Willis:, four or to sponsor. Mrs. plans to sponsor invited to forward for each he published in Gilmer County's to the may be sent to Mineral Road, of the Gilmer or to Mrs. of the Committee. these funds has Kanawha Union or dead, who development of be sponsored. sponsors will Possible so that, Carl be made '76 Fund. Scott began each section Will be announced is also publication county send of their These are congregation ,ate in the of the USA basket Ronald Welty schools will :ial observation Ctors, costume Nelson Garrett makers, and stagehands will be needed for the recreation of the signing of the Declaration of Independence. Ideas are also needed and welcomed for other events for the picnic. What do you suggest? Mrs. Scott presented a letter from the W. Va. Bicentennial Commission showing that Gilmer County's applica- tion had been approved and sent to National headquarters for approval. The public will be informeck as plans for Heritage '76, Festival USA, and Horizons '76 develop and progress. All residents of the county are urged to forward ideas so that our participation in the Bicentennial Year can be a truly Gilmer County project for Gilmer Countians. Slick reports funds nppreve00 to, CS nppItceffons Citizens Band Radio buffs who have been patiently waiting for approval of their license applications can be assured that some help is on the way, according to Congressman John Slack. "My Appropriations Subcommit- tee, which reviews Federal Communi- cations Commission budget requests, has approved the transfer of $335,000 from one account to another in the Commission so that more personnel can be assigned to handle the mail and processing of license applications," Slack reported. "The volume of mail dealing with CB applications has simply over- whelmed the agency. The mail is date-stamped and processed in the order of receipt. They have received ' nearly 3.5 million pieces of mail dealing witl CB license applications during the past year, with over 500,000 applications in January alone," Slack said. "On March 9th they were opening the mail received February 6th, and they are about 450,000 behind on CB applications. The volume of mail tripled very suddenly beginning last March. A staff of 50 persons in the mail room has been increased to 80, but they have still been unable to catch up.  ;'However, with the approval of these additional funds. FCC will be in a position to assign further personnel to key phases of the CB license activity and make a concerted effort to get on a current basis without undue delay," Slack concluded. The Calhoun-Gilmer Vocational- Technical Center is expected to do "great things" for the 15,000 people of the two rural counties making up its name. Earl "Tex" Gainer, the tall, thin, slow talking director of the center, thinks he and his teachers are up to the task, "We've been so long in this area without any way to give people skills," he feels, "that the center can only make a positive effect on the 20 percent unemployment in the coun- ties." He believes the impact of the center, which opened this fall, will be felt not only in making people more employable but in attracting industries who might not have come before because no training facility was available. Gainer, though, is protective of the privacy the 15,000 people have in the counties. He doesn't want to see too many people moving in. "We would like to maintain our natural state of beauty and rural living but upgrade the skills of the population," he says. Another long range effect, he thinks, is on bond issues. "I feel if citizens see what can be done here they will be more positive in their action toward bond issues." In addition to helping the counties pull out of their unemployment situation, the construction of the center has been a further example of taxpayer's money welt spent. "We built this center on the construction management system," he relates. According to Gainer. $100,000 was saved over conventional con- struction budgeting methods. The new building, serving 300 people, is 35,000 square feet and cost slightly less than $900,000 to build. Funds from the West Virginia Department of Education, federal funds and county funds helped build the facility. The economic makeup of the two counties includes gas and oil industries, timber, shoe, some small farming and a little commercial farming. Donald Beamer presented safety award Donald W. Beamer was presented his 10-year safety award at the Glenvtlle Line Shop, Monongahela Power Company. on February 2. As supervisor, division construction, Jim Nichols looks on. John Skidmore, senior operating foreman. makes the presentation. Don is a lineman with the Glenville crew. Both Jim Nichols and John Siddmore work out of the Gassaway office. High School band to present spring concert March 25 The Gilmer County High School Band will present it's annual spring concert Thursday, March 25 at 8 p.m. in the Glenville State College auditorium. . The 50 piece wind and percussion ensemble will feature such musical selections as "The American Festival March", "Introduction and Invention". "I honestly love you/Have you ever been mellow", "Waldhornconcerr'. "Times of your Life", "Sonata for Winds", "Only Yesterday" and "Heritage Overture". The program includes a variety of styles with all but one composition being written by american composers. Guest soloist ,will be Sgt. Jack Riddle, French Hornist with the United States Marine Corps Band in Washington D.E. He is a native of Chicago.where he has studied horn with Helen Kotas {formerly solo hornist with the Chicago Symphony}. Sgt. Riddle has performed with the Chicauo Civic Symphony. He is a 1972 graduate of Glenville State and has done additional graduate work in applied music at Marshall University where he studied with William Stacey. Sgt. Riddle will be pursuing a career in performance after fulfillin all obligations to the Marine Band in January 1977. The GCHS Band is pleased to have a guest soloist of the musical quality of Sgt. lack Riddle. The public, is cordially invited to attend a program prepared by young musicians of Gilmer County. Governor Moore, Donna Wilson and Cinda Echard at signing of Vecatkmal Education Week proclamation. Wilson, Ech!rd attend proclamatton signing Donna Wilson. President of the Calhoun-Gilmer DECA Chapter. and Mrs. Cinda Echard. Advisor, joined Governor Arch Moore on March 4. 1976 for the signing of the proclamation proclaiming Vocational Education Week in West Virginia. Miss Wilson and Mrs. Echard represented the State DECA Association for the proclamation held in the Governor's Office. Th, ,,'.ervance is a yearly vem sponsorod  the West Virginia Department of Education and its Bureau of Vocational. Technical, and Adult Education. Those attending the official signing of the proclamation included representatives of VICE, DECA. FFA, and FBLA. This was quite an honor far the DECA Chapter here at the Calhoun-Gilmer Career Center since this is its.first year of operation. Locally the Calhoun-Gilmer DECA Chapter prepared a full page ad promoting Vocational Education Week March 5-15. 1976 in both the Calhoun Chronicle end the Glenville Democ'at. "[his ad was sponsored by the local merchants and businessmen of both counties. DECA appreciates the help given to them throuhout this year. Youth Council studies future plans The Youth Council has been studying several plans for the immediate future. Among them: Clean up an maintain the T,M. Marshall monument in a cooperative effort with the Gilmer County 4-H Club. A candle making booth at the W. Va. Folk Festival with  day to day demonstrations. A recreation program starting in the near future on weekends at participating elementary schools. This will be a warm-up to the Summer Youth Program. The Youth Council is looking for volunteers to participate on the Adult Advisory Committee. In the continuing effort to stimulate youth activities in' Gilmer County, the Community Action Youth Council will hold regular meetings the third Thursday of each month at 3:30 P.M. at the Community Action Association Office. Everyone is invited ELECTION--1976 Nelson Garrett of Cox's Mills is a Democratic candidate for the Gilmer County Court. He ,is a graduate of Troy High School and attended Glenville State College and the Mountain State Business College at Parkersburg. During two prior terms on the County Cout, he was elected president of the body by fellow members. Garrett is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Earl 'Garrett, formerly of Linn, now residents of Weston. He is married to the former Mary Lou Cooper, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Asa Cooper. They have two daughters. During World War II, he served for four years in the U. S. Army in the South Pacific. tte is a member of the Troy Baptist Church, the Gilmer County Farm Bureau, and the American l,egion. Garreff candidate Vance Norman of Shock is a Democratic candidate for magis- trate. He attended Normantown school and is a 1974 graduate of the Social Service Technology course at Parkersburg Community Col- lege. For eight years, he was an for r,..t,0uno ' 0Utt aide in the Gilmer County Community Action Association office. For the past year, he has ""''''"'"" ter.been self-employed as a carpen- Norman candidate Norman is single. He is a son of Coy Norman and the late Mrs. Coy Norman. for Magistrate His present principal hobby is reading in a variety of subjects. to attend the meetings. Also, the youth aide. Jack Rogers, is in the office every Monday afternoon i from 1 P.M. to 4 P.M. for referral services. The Youth Employment Clearing. house is a free youth employme/V referral service for teens from 14: through 18. The Clearinghouse fe: that any youth desiring work should i given that opportunity. ::::. A youth. 14 through 18, seaki employment need only to complete l: clearinghouse application. - The Application requests age, jo= experience, work desired, days an!i hours available, and equipment  available. A parent or guardian mu:i also sign a permission and a= certification form. -: Although the Clearinghouse ca  not guarantee a youth employment.  will make every effort to publicize his: or her availability. 7"2; I i 1 .I ]i 1111:t" Norman