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April 23, 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} GLENVILLE, GILMER COUNTY, WV 26351 J Friday, April 23, 19 8Ospei music quintet from Gilmer County, were featured at the Recreation Center. The group sang the audience in "God Bless America" and "West County Democrats meet county, state candidates More than two hundred Gilmer County democrats and some from other counties turned out to "meet the candidates" Saturday night at the rally sponsored by the Gilmer County Executive Committee and Democratic Womens Club, Festivities began with Master of Ceremonies Billy Burke (D-Gilmer) introducing the candidates present who were running for county posts. These included candidates for the County Commission, Magistrate, Sher- iff, Board of Education and Assessor. Mr. Burke then proceeded to introduce candidates running for statewide office. Of the democratic candidates there, they included: Billy Burke, Harold Long and John Moran for the 23rd delegate district; William Sharps for the 13th Senatorial bicentennial of Glenville celebration calling it "An It will be assortment of works by celebration April 25, district; Gus Douglass and Charles Jenkins, Commissioner of Agriculture; Don Adams, Nick Ciccarello and Larry Bailey for Treasurer; Howard Shack- leford, Phyllis Given and A. James Manchin (representative} Secretary of choir plans bicentennial presentation something music to major choral one like along tunes and from his also be group pieces Is Your Wends.." and Gordon Allen. Vocal Choral Activity in the Music soloists' ' J be: Marsha McIntyre, Department at Glenville State College. Hugh G s, Rex Coombs, Tom Mills, There is no admission charge for and a d ]y Becky and Beth Steidl. this program and the public is most The prcl =m will be directed by Dr. Cordially invited to celebrate with the Raymon'. ,: s who is the Director of Choir at GSC. -0000March session of Court has light load The court docket was light for the March session of the Gilmer County Circuit Court, according to Lane Smith, Circuit Clerk. In court action: Charles Edward Baisden pleaded guilty to a charge of Grand Larceny in the theft of a chain saw and tools. All the property was returned and Baisden was sentenced to one to ten years which the judge then dismissed and placed Baisden on probation for one year. Basil Ray and Kennard Lee McHenry pleaded guilty to a felonious assault charge. The charge was reduced to an assault misdeme6nor and the two were fined $100 and court costs each. Finally, the trial of Overt Hardman was rescheduled for the next session of the court. Hardman is charged with a misdemeaner in the auto death of the infant, James Frymier. The rescheduling of the trial came about when one jurist became ill and could not continue. The judge then dismissed the jury, declared a rots-trial and rescheduled it. The next session of the circuit court is scheduled for the first two weeks in July. According to Clerk Smith, at this time the grand jury will meet and is expected to return eight or nine indictments. Cindy Stewart wins bicentennial essay contest Cindy Stewart won first place in the bicentennial essay contest sponsored by the Womans Club of Glenville during January-February for ninth grade students in Gilmer County High School. In her essay Cindy told something about her ancestors as far back as five generations. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Quentin Stewart, of Stewarts Creek. Other contest winners were Debi Hinzman, second; and Sherri Barton, third. Debt recounted a legend about her town, Burnt House. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs, Hale Hinzman, The third-place winner, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Russell Barton. wrote about the early settlers and some history of her home town - Rosedale. The contest was directed by the ninth-grade English teachers. Jeanette Cunningham and Marilyn Barnes. State; Franklin Cleckley (representa- tive) Attorney General; Jim Sprouse (representative), Ezra Graley, Jay Rockefeller. H. John Rogers and Si Allen, candidates for Governor; Sam Harshbarger, Bill Jacobs, Bob Mag- nuson for Supreme Court of Appeals and Sen. Robert C. Byrd (representa- tive) candidate for Senator and President. The program opened with music by the Gospel Tones, a gospel quintet from Gilmer County. The audience joined in the music, singing verses from "God Bless America" and "West Virginia Hills". The quintet followed with several gospel numbers. During the evening, Marge Burke, President of the Democrat Womens Club was presented a gift as token for her work in the club. Mrs. Burke is resigning after four years in office. After the presentation of the candidates and speeches by those candidates who wished to talk, the audience and the candidates were treated to refreshments. I the program Chariot," "America Dreamer", "The Road Color of My others, of montages group of the SOngs range or "The Jug" or with the tnet Griffin 4.H presentations will be Beth Steidl, Other appear with Randolph, and Bruce contest held April 7 The annual 4-H Talent, Public Speaking and Visual Presentations contest was held at the Recreation Center, April 7, with thirty-two 4-H members participating. Those competing in the various classifications were: PUBLIC SPEAK- ING- Sherri Cain, Jim Hatton and Francene Davis; VISUAL PRESENTA- TIONS - Frank Minney, Ronnie Collins, Andy Collins, Renee Chadwell, David McElwee, Cathy Sears, Faith Harder, Cheston Harder, Donna Whipkey, Roseann Reale, Debbie Bailey and Sonja McElwee; TALENT - Connie Davidson, Christine Kimble, Debbie Simmons, Francene Davis. Brenda Roberts, Cynthia Minney, Tammy Stalnaker, Alicia Furr, Kathy Ellyson, Mary Jo Ellyson, Sherri Gainer, Judy Chisler, David Phillips, Myra Chloe, Kelly Davis, Peggy Phillips, and Becky Jordan. The Following winners will represent Gilmer County in the Area Round-up at Braxton County High School on May 8, 1976: Frank Minney, Ronnie Collins, Andy Collins, Renee Chadwell, David McElweek, Faith Harder, Donna Whipkey, Roseann Reale. Debbie Bailey, Sonja McElwee. Sherri Cain. Jim Hatton. Francene Davis, Debbie Simmons, Brenda Roberts. Kathy Ellyson, Sherri Gainer. Judy Chisler. Becky Jordan, Peggy Phillips, Kelly Davis, and Myra Chloe. Judges for the event were: Elma Jean Woofter. Jane Stump, Sandy Roberts. Dr. Gary Gillespie, Mr. J. R. Kennedy, and Mr. Everett Mason. ELECTION--1976 seeks magistrate post / / / Kirkpatrick in race for sheriff Vic Ktrkpatrick Robert W. Minigh of Route 1. Glenville. is a Democratic candidate for magistrate. He filed to run for this position on January 19th. Minigh is a 1970 graduate of Gilmer County High School and a 1974 graduate of Glenville State College with a major in Social Science. He is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Minigh of Route 1, Glenville. He is married to the former Cathy Skidmore. They have a daughter Tamera. Presently, he is employed as building inspector for the Town of Glenville. He is a member of the Gilmer Farm Bureau and the Gilmer County Planning Commission. His hobbies are hunting and fishing. Victor R. Kirkpatrick of US Routes 33-119. near Glenville, is a Democratic candidate for Sheriff. He attended Gilmer County schools and graduated from the Nashville Auto-Diesel College in 1947. During World War II, he served in the Criminal Investigative Department of the U.S. Military Police for three years, with two of these abroad. Following the war. he operated an automotive repair and body business in Glenville for about 20 years. From 1969 through 1972. he served as Sheriff of Gilmer County. Kirkpatrick is the son of the late Blair and Della Kirkpatrick. He is married to the former Elsie Burke. They have one daughter. Kirkpatrick is a member of Masonic Lodge #116, AF & AM; VFW; Shrine: Glenville Chapter #90 Order of Eastern Star: and the College Street Methodist Church. Due to the illness andrecent death of his father, he says that he will be unable to contact everyone in the county before the election. Jay Rockefeller, democratic gubernatorial candidate, spoke to a crowd of more than two hundred Gilmer County democrats Saturday nisht at the "Meet Your Candidate" night sponmred by the Gilmer County Democratic Executive Committee and the Democrat Women's Club. In his speech, Mr. Rockefeller explained the five major soak of hi8 campaisn and emphasized party unity. Senator Byrd gives local Senior Citizens Club American flag Recently Senator Robert Byrd gave the Senior Citizens' Center of Gilmer County an American flag which had flown over the Capitol Building in Washington, D.C. Friday April 16 a flag-raising ceremony was held in the mini-park outside the Center. Partici- pating in the ceremony were members of the Junior Girl Scouts of Glenville; members of the Gilmer County High School Band; Mrs. Masel Pritt, Director of the Center, Mayor Davidson, and Delegate Billy, Burke .... At the close of the ceremony Delegate Burke gave a brief talk concerning the flag and freedom. The Senior Citizens' Center is presently undergoing some much needed repairs. In addition to the construction of a flower bed and the erection of a flag staff, a new tile ceiling is being installed. Plans call for repaintiug the interior of the Center and the installation of a hood over the kitchen stove. Labor for the work has been contributed by men and women of the Center. Community Action and the City of Glenville have also supplied workers. Citizens wishes to thmk Senster Byrd, Mr. Jess Pritt, Hope Natural Gas, Joe Anderson. Hardman Hardware, Carl Cerr, Self's Store, Minich Florist; Weston Brick Yard, City of Glenvine, and Community Action. See page I Career Center names emblem contest winner An emblem design contest was held at the Cahoun-Gilmer Career Center recently and Mr. Earl J. Gainer, Director of the Center, has announced that Vickie Osborne of Glenville designed the winning emblem. Fifteen entries, designed by Career Center students, were submit- ted in the emblem contest. Four committees, consisting of student and faculty representatives, selected the two entries which: {1) had a vocational theme. (2] identified the Center. and [3) were colored red, white, and blue (the combined colors of the county high schools.) The student body then selected the one entry which it felt best represented the Career Center. The emblem design selected will be permanently displayed on a plaque in the Career Center. In addition to the recognition from the plaque, Miss Osborne received a five dollar check as the contest winner. Viclde is a senior Health Occupations student at the Career Center: she plans to enter nurse's training in the future. Vickie is the daughter of Mrs. Sylvia Osborne of 302 College St. in Glenvilie. The runner-up entry was designed by Duane Conley, a freshman Occupational Survey student. Honorable mention went to Denzel Fowler. a senior automotives student: Martha Villers. a senior business student; and Vonda Williams. a junior sewing student. Faculty representatives in charge of implementing the contest were Mrs. Judith Kerns. Mrs. Cheryl MeCallister, Mrs. Ester Parsons. and Mrs. Robert Elliott. Center holds night class award ceremony On Tuesday evening April 13, a Also giving remarks were Ron crowd estimated at 200 turned out to Welty. Superintendent of the Gilmer attend the Calhoun-Gilmer Career County Schools: Ken Seal. Assistant Center's first Spring night class Superintendent of the Calhoun County awards ceremony. Peter J. Zannoni Schools: and Robert Miller. President was the main speaker for the evening, of the Calhoun-Gilmer Administrative Mr. Zannoui commented on how' Council. the Career Center evolved from the The class certificates were given dreams of a few people in Calhoun and by the night class instructors to those Gilmer counties, on how he had seen students who had completed either the Center grow from the drawing first or second semester progranm. board, and how happy he was to see Special presentations were made by the Center as it now stands crowded Mr. W. K. McMorrow. RESA Regional with night school participants. He also Coordinator. to the Law Enforcement remarked that because of the school. Class and by Butch Nafe of the State industry would be more likely to want Emergency Health Services. to the to come to central West Virginia EMT class. because of s trained labor force The evening was concluded with availb|e to them. refreshments and an nrmn house.