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May 10, 1979     The Glenville Democrat
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May 10, 1979

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2 The Glenville Democrat/Pathfinder County 4-Hers hold field event ! , The continued problems of West Virginia's publicly elected officials and political appointees with the law leads one to wonder if such officials, and the electorate, will ever "wise up". Long the scene of political (:rookery and thievery, our state has not yet cleansed itself of those so-called public servants whose gluttony can not be satisfied by merely swilling at the public trough but who seem to believe that their office gives them license to ex- tort, embezzle and embarass. Recent events in Hancock County leading to the conviction of a prosecuting attorney on federal charges of racketeering and the indictment of a former political appointee in the Moore administration for extortion is evidence enough that the conduct of many of our public officials is not all the public should reasonably expect. While our own area has been relatively free of charges against public officials for the misuse of their public trust, we have been treated to the spectacle of our House of Delegates representative from Clay County being charged with public intoxication on two occasions, paying $31 in fines and court costs on a guilty plea in the first instance and waiving charges to a grand jury in the second. The case is yet to be heard, though the original arrest was made in November. We never have been able to find fault with a good drink -- but public officials, perhaps, should not take theirs in public places. From ou," mailpouck ,. . . . . . BACKS UP BEALL! Dear Editor:. I wish to commend Mr. Wilbur Beail for such a nice write-up he had in the Democrat a couple weeks ago. If everyone could get on the town like he did, perhaps they could get those dangerous streets fixed before someone falls and breaks an arm or leg. What would the conse- quence have been if that had happened to me about a month ago when I caught my foot on a raised up place on the street, fell, broke my glasses, skinned both hands up and had to go to Dr. Hoover and get a shot for my misery. How about it; could I not have sued the town? Mrs. O.N. Cutdght Rt. I, Gfenville THE FIRST WOMAN FOR MAYOR ???? To The Editor: I did not think there could be anyone who had not heard of the most famous municipal ejections in the hundred year history of Gienville. Mandy Thompson filed and ran for the office of Mayor in opposition to her husband, Ray, who w , o.&caAdidate for the,same office. It became hilarious and made a good story. C.W. Marsh, editor of the Gienville Democrat, promoted the battle to such a point that out of state papers became interested. They followed the race down to the last vote cast. Wilbur Beall Glenville (Editors Note: We can name two--your editor and the town recorder.-- RDA) Replys to Moss Letter to the editor:. I am responding to the letter from Ruth Moss that appeared in your paper recently. First, let me inform Ms. Moss that the Conservation Office's name is Carl D. Wilson. To begin with Officer Wilson fished the pole out of the stream and gave Mr. James a summons to appear in the Gilmer County Magistrate Court for the charge of "Fishing without a license." Officer Wilson did not "write up a ticket with a $30.00 fine." For Ms. Moss's information, Conservation Officers do not fine peo- ple. They apprehend people for violations of the state law and issue the suspect a ticket to appear in court for trial before a magistrate. If Mr. James felt he was innocent of the charges, he was entitled to a Jury trial. Sharon Wilson Coxs Mills joys Paper Deer Editor: I am sending you a money order for $8.00 to have the paper sent to me for another year. I am from W.Va. and I enjoy the paper very much. There has been a few weeks that I didn't get the paper, but perhaps it got lost or someone else got it. Thank you Mrs. Freede Oldaker Obedin, Ohio by Roma Adkins "Energy a Must, Conserve Now" was the theme for the 1979 Gilmer County 4-H Field Event held this month at the Recreation Center. Each club participated in a skit, song and yell based on the theme which were originally written by club members. Winners in these areas were: Skit: Letter Gap Clover Climbers, first place; Baldwin Mer- rymakers, 2nd place; and third place, Cox's Mill Jolly Millers. Song: Letter Gap Clover Climbers first place; Cox's Mill Jolly Millers, second place; and Sand Fork Pep- py Steppers, third place. Yell: Sand Fork Peppy Steppers, first place; Baldwin Merry Makers, second place; and Letter Gap Clover Climbers, third place. Joe Hatton, Ronnie Kuhl and Timmy Kuhl were winners in the Dairy Poster Contest while Patti Kuhl, Jim Hatton and Crystal Skin- ner were winners in the overall theme 4-H Poster contest. Winning posters in both of these areas of competition will be entered in the State Dairy and 4-H poster contest. In addition to these events, numerous inter club relays were conducted providing for everyone to use a great deal of physical energy and have a tremendous amount of fun. EightT-eight Gilmer County 4-H enthusiasts par- ticipated in this countywide activi- ty. Fire marshal completes inspection Ten violations of the West Virginia Fire Code were mentioned by the State Fire Marshal at the conclusion of their recent annual inspection of Gilmer County Schools. The verbal report, made to School Superintendent Ron Wel- ty and Maintenance Supervisor Darrell Wood, also noted that 14 previously listed violations had been corrected by the local school system. The only item rated as a major concern by the inspectors was an apparent lack of sufficient smoke and heat detectors in the county's elementary schools, Recent changes in the fire code has resulted in most buildings being deficient in this regard. The fire marshal also indicated that they will ask for an up-dated engineer- ing report on the Sand Fork School gymnasium. The inspectors also expressed dissatisfaction with the number and location of exits in a special classroom use periodically at the Troy School. Welty indicated that while a for- mal report from the State Fire Mar- shal is not expected for several months, work will begin im- mediately to correct deficiencies found by the inspector. He also reported that the application of fire retardant material to all wooden stairways in the school system is expected to be completed this summer. Kathy Pritt to lead C-F volunteers in :Sand Fork Kathy Pritt, will lead local volunteers in the Sand Fork area in organizing a Door-to-Door Cam- paign for the Cystic Fibrosis Foun- dation during the month of May. The funds raised during the cam- paign will go to support research and care programs for children af- fected by lung-damaging diseases like Cystic Fibrosis, severe asthma, chronic bronchitis, and bronchiectasis. ff you're a veteran, the Army Reserve needs your experience. And well _[)ay you extra for it. As a vet, youll start at a higher-than- usual pay grade. Which means the good extra income you'll earn for working 16 hours a month will look extra good. For more details, call your local Army Reserve Re- cruiter, listed in the white pages SOIL CONSERVATION and farm planning have been important topics for a long time. Pictured above is the first such meeting held in specifically for Glenville residents who also maintained farming the, then, current practices in soil conservation and farm held in 1946 under the auspices of the Soil Conservation Service. "Judge" Marsh, Glendon Burton, Soil Conservationist, John R. wards, John E. Arbuckle, Harlan Hogue, County Extension Agent, Back Row (I-r): Gilbert Rhoades, Orville "Dick" White, Conservation Doy Fitzpatrick, Russell McQuain, Erie Arbuckle, D.L. Haught and Ha servation Aide. The meeting of landowners and businessmen was fices located over the old Glenville Banking and Trust Co. in quarters Collins Insurance Agency. Local school officials conduct employment interviews at GSC Glenville State College schedules a number of interview days each semester and invites the county school systems in West Virginia to participate in an effort to place its elementary and secon- dary education graduates in teaching positions. Coordinated by the Placement Office, under the direction of Joseph Hickman, the interview days have proven successful in that nearly 100 percent of all education graduates actively seek- ing employment have been found jobs. Last year, according to Hickman, the Placement Office received about 50 calls from county systems seeking teachers. :::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: ::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: ~:~'~--~v~'%~:-~:~:~%~:~:~-~:~:~-~--~-~%:~:~:~:~:%~ THOMAS MINNEY, Sand Fork School State College student at the Interview local college campus. Clover Line ueen by Rome Adkins, 4-H Extension Agent Spdng's here! Great riding awaits 4-H equestrians ...... after they take care of a few tasks. Most horses lead a less ac- tive life during the cold winter season. So before you trot off, you need to get your horse ready for more intensive use. Even if you've been actively us- ing your horse through the past few months, he'll need spr- ingtime attention. Now is the time to trim your horse's hooves and reshoe him if necessary. Also, treat the animal for both internal and ex- ternal parasites. In addition, it is important to vaccinate all horses to protect them against the diseases tetanus, enchephaiomyelitis, and possibly influenza. Inspect, repair, and condi- tion all pieces of equipment. Your saddles and all leather straps should be cleaned, treated with neat's-foot oil, and cleaned again with saddle soap. Disinfect your saddle blankets or cloths against any baceria, fungus, or insects that may have contaminated them during the months they were not in use. First wash the blankets and then soak them in under "U.S. Government:' a mild disinfectant. Wash them Ancient peoples believed comets were dragons, several times and ri nse thoroughly after each washing. You need to remove all traces , .... : , q, ql , , of the soap and disinfectant. And remember, you're taking | your horse out of "storage." Ills t , Glenvzlle Democrat Don't demand too much of him at the start of the season; Bring Donna Gayle II him into condition slowly, Donna Gayle Bumgardner has A Ii S,G,.a COU,WF SUS .="C If yOU are a youth interested been selected as queen of the 25th Claren Ill in horses, contact the West III o .n09 . annual Black Walnut Festival to be Road, = (usps 0=0) Virginia University Cooperative held in Spencer in October. Missan ac! | Extension Service in Gilmer Bumgardner, 16 and a junior at schOO and 6t =