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April 9, 1976

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The Glenville Pathfinder A Gilmer Graphics, Inc. Newspaper Published By and For Gilmer County People Single Copy Price 15c [Incl. Tax] 28 GLENVILLE, GILMER COUNTY, WV 26351 Friday, April 9, 1976 w tWeeps I.L, Morris office. Three trucks of the Gienville Volunteer Fire Department answered the alarm esday [March 31] morning. 31 fire claims Morris office and approxi- firemen were of the I.L. Morris on the Weston e blaze that -'ture, lenville Volunteer hSmen, the alarm a,ta. Wednesday Assistant Fire COmmented that one could see the light generated by the flames as you topped the hill coming out of Glenville, When the firemen arrived, the flames were confined to the right side of the building but quickly spread throughout the structure. Fire officials said that one major problem fighting the blaze was the lack of water. Firemen quickly emptied the tanker truck and had to slow operations until water could be pumped from nearby Stewarrs Creek. Firemen noted that the nearest hydrant was two tenths of a mile away. The building was completely gutted by the fire and damage estimates were not available at the time. An investigation is pending into the cause of the blaze. : hif00hlights Senior Citizen activities00 at Senior Citizens ! from Senator by five foot I to the letter flag, it was 11. The erected and are to be other Center Holiday reliminary camp. Counties Ritchie, for this that Gilmer with. This year each county will pay an entrance fee of $100 and each camper will pay fifteen dollars. Gilmer County has been allotted 20 campers. The place and date for the camp have not been set. Plans will be completed at a meeting in May. The health clinic scheduled to be held at the Center in April has been cancelled. The County Health Depart- ment is having a Health Fair May 1 when the following tests may be received; Blood typing, glaucoma, anemia, Pap smear, breast examina- tion, blood pressure, urine, weight, vision, hearing, T.B. Venereal disease testing will be available. is crowned Miss GSC lea Collins captive- Patricia Groves, Mary Beth Martin, ,tl judges by Kathy Ann Moore, Debra Jo Harvey, Categories to Peggy Helen Collins and Cynthia Ann t Glenville State Gunnoe. First runner-up was Marian LDaat was held in Patricia Groves, second runner-up wa larch 31. Present Kathy Ann Moore and third runner-up Were Miss GSC was Jennifer Ann Cavender. Miss L, Miss GSC 1975, Collins was also selected Miss f i d Miss West Congeniahty by her fellow contestants. i.lek. Judges were 'el Harrah, Paula The Glenville State College Jazz : erimar and Kay Ensemble performed intermittently during the pageant and vocalists Stants included Marsha McIntyre and Tom Mills ' Charlotte Ruth performed a medley of bicentennial Cavender, Marian songs. delays Mineral Road project . I lavidson informed Y that the reason ut yet begun on c to inclement last few weeks. COntacted State aay in Huntington s SOon as weather Each person may have any one or all of the tests. Also available will be literature on nutrition, medicare, rehabilitation, family planning, immunization, sanita- tion, mental health and emergency squad. Persons under eighteen years of age must have parental consent for most tests. All tests and services are tree. The quilters are still busily stitching. Recently Jessie Luzader, Ruby Allen, and Edna Ellyson each donated two tops and Martha Moore gave one. Four quilts are now ready for sale. Dr. Raymond McCutcheon of Charleston paid $500 for the Centennial quilt made by Mrs. Tracy Conrad and quilted at the Center. The money is to be given to the West Virginia Rehabilitation Inter-Faith Chapel Fund. Another new naugahyde-covered couch and a new Eureka sweeper have been added to the Center. Both were paid for with the money from the ham dinner and donations on the quilt. The Board of Directors appointed a committee to install a light over the kitchen sink and a vented hood over the cookstove. The hood is required to meet state health requirements. The seventh Annual Senior Citizens conference will meet at Jacksons Mill May 18-20. An effort is being made to have activities with the bicentennial theme, such as local history, story telling, use of old utensils, soap making,, etc. Details of the meeting will be permitted, preferably next week, work would begin. The mayor would like to assure the residents of Mineral Road that the construction will be done and the work is still expected to be completed four to six weeks after it is started. High school lunch program receives award The Gilmer County High School Lunch Program has been awarded a banner for its participation in the Child Nutrition Bicentennial Program. Through the school lunchroom and related classroom activities on food and nutrition, the Child Nutrition Bicentennial Program focuses on improving the quality of life in the third century by building the health of the nation's children today. It is a cooperative project of the Food and Nutrition Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. State Department of Education and the American School Food Service Association. The festivities began with the ASFSA convention in July. 1975. and continue through December. 1976. The thrust of the program is a series of heritage menus - one to he served during each school month of the praiect. The menu themes are taken from different periods of our country's 200 year history, such as the first Thanksgiving, the Louisiana Purchase and the Industrial Revolution. The sponsoring agencies have developed an award system for those child nutrition programs which meet the necessary guidelines. This Child Nutrition Bicentennial Award will be presented in the form of a banner to all schools meeting the criteria below announced later. Fifty-two persons attended the monthly covered-dish supper at the Center, March 18 where Dr. Tom Heller spoke and also answered questions varying from warts to heart attacks. which make written application for such an award. The criteria are based on the three themes of the Bicentennial: (1) Heritage '76 (Heri- tage Menu Participation). (2) Festival USA (Universal Menu Participation) - Participation in the National School Lunch week in October 1975 or 1976 by serving the Universal Menu, (3) Horizons '76 (Increasing Participation by an average of 5 percent or more for any one month). Gitmer County High School has met all three criteria and increased its participation by 10 percent from September through October and more than 18 percent by December. New Elementary School construction progressing Gilmer County Board of Education officials report that construction on the new elementary school on Van Horn Road is well underway. Though inclement weather has slowed the pace somewhat, footer has been laid and the plumbing is now being installed. Completion date is set for August 1976. County Democrats to host gatherinE The Gilmer County Democrat Executive Committee and Democrat Womens Club will host "Meet Your Candidate" night at the Gilmer County Recreation Center, April 17, 7:30 p.m. Most of the fifty five state and county candidates have accepted the invitation to attend. In addition to all Democratic candidates for county offices the following State candidates are expected to attend; H. John Rogers, John D. Rockefeller IV, Ken Hechler, John Hutchinson, candidates for Governor. Phyllis Givens, candidate for Secretary of State. Chauncy Browning, candidate for Attorney General. Don Adams, Nich Cicarella, Larrie Bailey, candidates for State Treasurer. Kemp McLaughlin, candidate for Auditor. Gus Douglas, Charles Jenkins, candidates for Commissioner of Agriculture. Harry Camper, Jr,, Darrel McGraw, Thomas P. Maroney, Sam R. Harshbarger, Lea Castronis, candi- date for Supreme Court. Billy Burke, Harold Long and John Moran candidates for House of Delegates. The public is cordially invited to attend. Go-Mart has ribbon .cutting ceremony April 2 The new Go-Mart officially began p.m. its grand opening celebration here Glenville Mayor Delbert Davidson with a ribbon cutting ceremony held in had the honor of cutting the ribbon. front of the store Friday. April 2 at 3 According to Ron Settler, Go-Mart Work to belIin on Rt. 5 in sprinE road from Truebada to just above Stouts Mill. Currently. the width of the roadway varies from 18 to 20 feet, Plans also call for the repainting of the bridge at Sand Fork, The construction will be done by the Kenton Meadows Construction Company of Gassaway, Completion date is set for July 31. 1076. The long overdue construction on Route 5 outside of Glenville is due to begin in May according to an announcement by the West Virginia Department of Highways. District Seven in Weston. WVDH officials in charge of the project say the construction will include the resurfacing and widening to a 22 foot roadway, the secondary Burke in magistrate race b. Rrke Cornel/seeks seat on Board of Education Donald J. Cornell is a nonpartisan candidate for Board of Education, He lives with his wife, the former Sharon Strader, and their two children on State Rt. 18 near Conings. He is the son of Mrs. Sadie Cornell of Auburn and the late Ernest Cornell. Cornell is a graduate of Harrisville High School. He is employed as a well tender by the Equitable Gas Co. From 1953 to 1955, he served in the U.S. Army, being stationed in Central and South America. Since his wife teaches at Alum Bridge, and their children attend Troy Elementary School. both he and his wife belong to the Troy and Alum Bridge PTAs. They are members of the Rock Grove Baptist Church. He also belongs to the Masonic Lodge in Glenville and the Scottish Rites Cathedral in Wheeling. lh: did not serve on the Citizens Committee for Better Schools, and says that he is not very familiar with the State approved Comprehensive School plan for Gilmer Co. However. he does favor improving the schools, Donald I. Cornell general manager, this is the company's tenth store. Others are located in GaSsaway (main office), Weston. Webster Springs, Richwood, Sum- mersville, Spencer. Charleston and Dunbar. A new store is under construction in St. Albans. The Gassaway based firm first opened its doors in the spring of 1970 ' and now employs 50 persons, operating 10 stores. Settler commented that all buying for the stores is from West Virginia based companies. Mayor Davidson commented that the store greatly improves the looks of the city and adds more convenience to local shoppers. He added that the new Go-Mart is part of the city's continuing program to bring new business to the area. Kennedy vies far Assessor Roger N. Kennedy is a Democratic candidate for assessor of Gilmer County. He is a graduate of Normantown High School and has attended Glenville State College. He wants the voters to know that he is 28. and not much younger as some rumors have implied. For seven years, he was an employee of the local 4-D plant. Presently. he is self-employed as a bull dozer 6perator. Kennedy is a son of Mr. and Mrs. I. R. Kennedy of Normantown. He is married to the former Jean Hern. daughter of Mr. and Mrs, lames ttern of Cedarville. They live near Normantown with their son. The kennedys are members of the ()ak (;rov [lalltiM (:hnrrh. Richard D. Burke of Glenville is a Democratic candidate for magistrate. He is a graduate of Sand Fork High School and attended Glenvile State College. He is a son of Roy H. Burke and the late Mrs. Burke. Burke has worked for Dowell for over four years and served as plant manager at the 4-D plant for eight years. Recently, he became half-owner of the Appalachian Concrete plant. He is married to the former Mildred Marks. They have two children. Burke is a member of the Sand Fork Baptist Church. His hobbies are hunting, fishing, and sports. Roer N. Kennedy