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May 14, 1976     The Glenville Democrat
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May 14, 1976

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The Glenville Pathfinder A Gilmer Graphics, Inc. Newspaper Published By and For Gilmer County People Single Copy Price 15c IIncl. Tax] '00thletic complex Elementary-school $1OO,OOO lawsuit against" " construction proceeds city dismissed games on a new t finest all-weather V in Gilmer County projects begin as State College's 0n Mineral Road. Dr. D. Banks President Central Vienna has been to Complete the W. Stewart of w !|.Csulting engineer. t.  expected to begin I F %s. /.. w lighted football l^iavolve installing --[ Cbers on the west r,aLdih'enal stands can [e future if needed. .mEllrary stands and be available on field. Additionally, concession stands will be built under the bleachers and a press box overhead. Already completed is a building housing locker rooms, showers, classrooms, etc. Other aspects of the project call for an a-lane, all-weather, 440 yard running track. The track will be made of blue Resolite material with white lane lines and will be the state's finest when completed. Dr. Wilburn com- mented that the track will be made available to Gilrner County High School and high school regional meets. Also, four 'Laykold' tennis courts with lights and water fountains will be installed. The courts will be available for public use. Blue and white will be the color scheme for the project. Total cost is $514,911. Ann Carr to represent in festival Cheryl is a junior at Gihner County High School where she is an honor student and a member of the National Honor Society. She served as varsity cheerleader, plays saxaphone in the band, lettered in girl's track and has held the office of president and secretary in the Sand Fork 4-H Club. ughter of Mr. of Sand Fork, the Glenville | "'--15 and 16. 00ensic team places national meet 'zgi.What many ble goal last venth in e ual Forensic ll lVents Finals ;alifornia State eles. l f this feat 1 ue Conszdenn' "g ,J-lVersities from vtnal contest. er 121 of those -  including.  Universit of q I Y ' oall State  West Florida. a%sin, Ober ate C tin iVeraillege, Ohio a 'Y OtArizona; A Georgetown Zy :leray, Wright L, Ohio; State " Plettsbur h U g, it,, ersity, and  Perkersburg West Liberty ,. rye few Thi ;' e the top V ;:ord, this high llrY a six man b r tears, Mr r to generate 36 She is also a member of the Student Council and is listed in the 1967 Volume of The Society of Distinguished American High School Students. Cheryl is a member of the Sand Fork Baptist Church and serves as secretary of the Youth Fellowship group at the church. She is also devotional leader of the Christian Youth Group at Gilmer County High School. The queen for the Walnut Festival will be chosen May 16 at the Holiday Inn in Parkersburg. A dinner for all princesses and their parents will be provided at 3:00 P.M. by the festival and announcement of the queen will immediately follow this dinner. entries and was able to make all six people pentathalon. The Glenville team totaled 156 sweepstake points and all these points came without any entries in either Impromptu or Extemporaneous speak- ing. The ideal is to have at least three entries in all categories since each school's top three in each category count toward sweepstakes points. Glenville, unfortunately, has no Improptu or Extemp. Speakers. Individually speaking, Glenville scored another unprecedented victory for a national finals by taking' top 3 positions in one category: After dinner speaking. The first place after dinner award was nabbed by Mark Hickman, second place by Brenda Henthorn and third place by Judy Ditlow. Adding to the sweepstakes total were Dorothy Wright's and Tins Crump's quarter-finalist placement in Prose Interpretation, Dorothy Wright's quarter-finalist position in Poetry Interpretation and Dorothy Wright's and Mark Hickraan's quarter-finalist position in Drama Duo Interpretation. What this means is that all of these entries were in the top 24 in those categories in the nation. In Prose, there were 240 entries, in Poetry 225 and in Duo, 156. To be in the top 24 in categories of this size is still a great honor. ? Work is, proceeding at a good pace on the new elementary school on Van Horn Drive. The footer has been completed and the plumbing is well on its way. Work has now begun on the outside structure of the building. Target date for completion is August 1976. Cost of the new school is $546,000. A $100,(h')O law suit filed in 1973 aainst the city of Glenville has been dismissed. The suit, filed in Gilmer County Circuit Court by Rickie R. Wine of Stout's Mill, also named John Moore as a co-defendant. In the suit, Wine claims that while working for the city's street department in the summer of 1973 under the Summer Youth Program. he sustained severe burns after ap- parently dousing a smouldering pile of brush with gasoline. Workmen from the street depart- ment were cutting and burning brush in August of that year when the incident took place. The suit claimed that Wine was unaware there were live sparks in one of the brush piles and that John Moore, a supervisor, "should have known that it was not safe for the plaintiff (Wine| to throw gasoline on the brush pile." Apparently. when Wine doused the pile with the gasoline, it exploded, resulting in burns that hospitalized Wine for two weeks. The suit alleged that Wine would need plastic surgery to repair scars resulting from the burns. Filed on behalf of Wine by Sutton Attorney, George M. Cooper, the suit claims Moore and the city were negligent in the incident. The city was represented by attorneys from a Clarksburg based firm, Steptoe and Johnson. Heritage '76 asks help School conservation program gets Biographies and sponsors for the number of deceased and residents who Gilmer County Historical Society's "Heritage '76" booklet are coming in at a fair rate. However, the Society needs biographies and/or donors for a Former resident receives service award Edward Talbott, formerly of Glenville and now District Soil Conservationist in Wood and Wi;' CoUnties, has bean awarded a Certificate of Recognition for 20 years service with the Soil Conservation Service {SCS) by U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Earl Butz. The presenta- tion was made recently by Area Conservationist John Garrett. Talbott, who maintains a farm on Leading Creek near Glenville, is now in charge of all SCS operation in his two-county area. Until recently, his Leading Creek acreage has been operated as a Christmas Tree Farm. He began his 20.year service as an SCS aide in Glenville in 1956. While growing up in the Glenville area, Talbott says, he was active in 4-H Clubs and through them became interested in soil conservation. He had worked closely with the then Gilmer County Agent Harlan Hogue and Dick White of the SCS. The two encouraged Talbott to pursue his interest in college. He later graduated from West Virginia University School of Agricul- ture, with a major in agronomy, then became the SCS aide in Glenville. A year later, Talbott was transferred to Buckhannon where he was Soil Conservationist for about two years. He then moved to Putnam County where he was unit conserva- tionist for about six years until accepting a position in Wood County where he has been ever since. Talbott says he has seen changes in the SCS over the past 20 years. "When I first started out we worked wholly with farm people," he said. "Throughout the years we have begun working with urban people, county planning commissions, businesses and suburbanites." He also pointed out that 20 years ago most erosion problems were on the farms. But over the years farmers have largely corrected those problems and that now much of the erosion problem is at large construction sites - and conservation practices for correcting erosion are now being applied in these areas of massive construction and building programs. Has he enjoyed his work during the first 20 years? Of course. "I enjoy working with people and seeing the earth move seeing something done," he said. "I enioy working directly with the landowners and landusers to help get conservation practices established." 00Ounty students to graduate with honor Sheilah Jane Lowe. Those graduating in Associate Degree Programs are: Magna Cure Lauds - Jeannette L. Kulp. Cure Lauds Samuel Simon Arnold. Magna Cum Laude - Sherry Jean Woofter Jones, Kimbra Beth Ellyson, Debora Sue Heater, Mary Katherine Poling Butler and Sharon Lea Horns Peele. Cutn Laude David Mark Stalnaker, Stella Mae Scott and have moved from the county without addresses or relatives that are presently known to local members. Examples of these are the Rev. Albert S. Kelley, French Hays, Samuel A. Hays, Harold Wilt, Roswell Hewitt, Charlie "Check" Lewis, Fred Lewis, Art Chapman, Capt. D.U. O'Brien, Dr. Homer Ewing, John ]. Hendricks, Tom Fell, Elmer Woodford, Howard Brannon, George Justice, Peregine Hays, J. Walker Fell, Jack Stewart, Harry Decker and many others. Anyone having data for any of those and others are asked to contact Mrs. Bessie Bell Scott or Bayard Young. Biographies and partial biographies are at hand for a few who lack sponsors. Sponsors for any of these and others are being welcomed by the Society. national award Gilmer County Schools have been awarded one of seventeen national awards for energy conservation. According to Ron Welty, County Superintendent of Schools, the county's school system was one of five in the state to receive a similar award and was selected for the national competition by the State Board of Education. The seventeen are selected from more than 16,000 state entries, The letter wlfich accompanied the award, read in part, "This citation is one of 17 awards granted to school districts across the country that have 1 given evidence of exceptionally ] effective energy programs. I believe that projects such as the one carried out in your district will make a significant contribution to the nation's energy conservation goals by providing a model program for others to follow." The award was presented by Stanley Leftwich of the  Interstate Energy Conservation Leadership. Two road projects in county underway Work began last week on the upgrading of Mineral Road. The construction was slow to start due to inclement weather but is now in full swing. Funded entirely by the state, the work will include paving the road, installation of culverts end paved ditches. Scheduled completion date is in early June. 1.8 miles of Mineral Road will undergo construction. memm , Long overdue upgrading of Route fiVe began Monday, May 10. Crews from Kenton Meadows Construction of Gassaway began r6surfacing rough spots in preparation for the resurfacing to be done. Work here includes the road. from Trubada to Stouts Mill. Resurfacing and wtdeninli are the main points of the project.