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37 t L_ ................................ Published By And For Silmer County People GLENVILLE, GILMER COUNTY. WEST VIRGINIA Single Copy Price 15c Ilncl. Taxi Friday. Ju~e 6, 1975 Nutrition noon meals at Center on ate- according to of Community Izetta Moody, meals will be in the county s of for those are 30 to 55 cents. get lunches may get meals Monday Center. The be the usual is federally of the Older comes to on on Contracts with ~Virg'mia CAA to accord g to of WVCA. * C , county in the to begin the program sites ~~ raeals a day. IaL,'7u one-third the ~tiy allowance of ~"~CCording to Peggy | 're'aCtor. Wednes- day's meal included a hamburger patty with gravy, mashed potatoes, cole slaw. white bread, milk. coffee, and a chocolate cake. The food is prepared at the Gilmer County Recreation Center and served at the air-conditioned Senior Citizens Center at noon. Hot and cold items are served. The program budget allows a maximum of 30 meals a day. It is hoped that additional volunteers will assist Senior Citizens volunteers and others helping serve and transport the food. Mrs. Moody encourages paying customers to particiapte in the program to make it self-supporting. She will accept food stamps as payment for meals. In order for a person to participate in the program, a meal reservation must be made not later than 2 p.m. the day before by calling Mrs. Moody (462-7467} and the Senior Citizens Canter {462-5149.) The number of meals must be known ahead of time in order to inform Mrs. Viona Skinner. The program was planned not only to provide balanced meals to persons but also to allow persons to meet, socialize and make new friends. Other community services, such as trans- portation, are made available to program participants and are part of the may social and economic services provided by CAA. Petit jurors named for July court recently Petit jurors when July 9, clerk of that sixteen were , when July 7. grand jury aret M. Ruth J. Law, W. Miller, Roberts, William B. Yeager. George W. Chbaurne Martha Moore Named to serve on oetit iurv were: Glennard S. Adams. Robert L. Ander- son, ~va Arnold, Donald K. Battey, Stanley Barker. Madilene Bennett, Asel M. Byrd. Anna Ruth Clemens. Bonnie Clowser, Colleen Collins, Eugene W. Collins, Hayden Collins, Adrian Conrad, Sandra J. Cunning- ham, Madeline Davidson, Peggy R. Edwards, Wil~am C. Frymier, Pearl Gaston, Clareu~.o Gillespie, Maxine M. Gum, Spencer W. Hamrtck, Ratle O. Heckert Jr., Worthy C. Helmick. HoRie J. Hite, Maude James, Russell Kuhl, Nellie B. Law, Mike Miller, Howard E. MiniglL Rachael Ann Reed. Homer R. Sampson, Mary M. Smith, Nadine M. Synder, Earnest Sprouse, Rubert W. Stump, Ilene Turner, Edna West, Dorothy Wilfong, Shirley Wilson and Evert Z rbest. at Gilmer year's and received ement in the the school's with the "Pomp and by the by the Michael Council. the main Mary Beth and principal, The ard to Anita Award to Rhonda Flasher. Piercy also presented the 1975 graduating class to the audience. Ronald Welty. superintendent of Gilmer County schools, presented diplomas to the following: H(mef students - Randall Sheldon Batten, Michael Scott Boggs, Mary Beth Butcher, Richard Alan Carr, Patricia Sue Cottrell, Judith Dawn Davisson, Rhoncla Carol Flesher, Joyce Ann Sprouse Frashure, Curtis Hal Hardman, Anita Louise Harold, Alysia Kay Jones, Abigail 'Anne McHenry, Judith Lois Meseroil, Debora Jane Robinson, Angelina Rose Turner, Joy Lynne Wakefield, April Joy Westbrook. and Arnetta Shirlesn Wilson. Other Senim~ - Michael Henry Bailey, Michael David Boilon. Ine Julia Burkhamer, Elaine Sue Burton, Gary Mrs. lzetta Mm~y, site supervtmn" for Gllmer County Nutrition Program with participants, Clay Whiting and Stalls iloover. Of Career Center Earl J. (Tex} Gainer has been named director of the CalhoumGilmer Career Canter, replacing Bill Grass, who has resigned to return to Putnam County. Gainer has been serving as Human Resources Coordinator for the center for the past year. Annotmcement of the appointment was made by the two county administrative council. The new career center is nearing completion. Located on Rt. 5 near the Calhoun-Gilmer county line, the center -has I0 learnings labs, each equipped with modern ~c~ a to teach many different skills. - Approximately 300 students can be served during the school hours, and another 150 adults may be enrolled for evening programs. Courses to be offered include business, health occupations, building construction, auto mechanics, industrial sewing. distributive education, commercial Dean Bush, Steven Wayne Collins, Betty Zell Cool. Linda Lou Cox, Kathy Mae Dennison. John Charles Edwards, Sue Ann Edwards. Randy Lynn Frame. Rita Pearl Frame, Diana Lynn Frashure. Robert Clinton Frederick, Jr. Larry Dale Gorwig. Jackson Benjamin Goff. James Noel Gurnm, Teddy William Hamric, Judy Louise Kelley Hardman, Janet Kay James, Debra Lynn Johnson. Roger Joe Jones. Josie Kay Keith. Scott Dane Kennedy, Joyce Lea Lash, Vicky Elizabeth Lowe, Jimmie Bryan Lowther. David Delbert Mathewson, Rosemary Mathewson. Teresa Jo Woodford Maxwell. Sue Ann Miller, Patricia Jean Minor, Mollie Ellen Minney, Wilda Jo Mohr. Kimberly Jean McKay. Joy Louise Pegg, Sondra Stella {Continued on Page 4} Earl J. Gainer wiring, appliance repair, and food service, and other related courses. Gainer, a grauate Cure Laude of Glenville State College in 1951. is a veteran teacher and coach. He attended Marshall University and received his master's degree from West Virginia University in 1957. He was Region IV Pace guidance specialist from 1967-70, and project director of Title Ill, ESEA from 1971 to 1974. He is a native of Gilmer County, Forty-one children graduated from Early Childhood Education classes at Tanner and Sand Fork elementary schools in ceremonies last week. Tanya Turner, kindergarten teacher at Tanner, handed out diplomas to the following children: Michael Warren Ball, Sharon Jan Bush, Bruce Todd Collins David Alan Drake. Sherry Ann Duelley, Melissa Sue Frymier. Christina Ann Gutwein, Johnny Lee Howes, Ginger Marie Law, David Matthew Lyons. David Lee In a unanimous vote, the Gilmer County Beard of Education decided May 27 to run a special bond election in late August to help finance a state-approved Comprehensive Educa- tional Facilities Plan. Gilmer County voters have rejected every school bond issue proposed over the last 20 years. The August 22 bond election wilt be the third attempt in 18 months, The new bond vote is similar to the November, 1974 bond except "'all the schools will stay where they are." according to Ronald Welty. superin- tendent of Gi|mer County schools. The last bond vote proposed consolidation of Tanner Elementary School with a new Glenville Elementary school to be located across from the Kinney Shoe Plant on Rt. 5. The board resolved that a bond vote be run as recommended earlier in the month by the Citizens Committee for Better Schools. A committee survey of approximately 2.500 residents yielding a 65 per cent favorable response to running a bond issue. In addition, response from a recent open letter from the superintendent to area residents yielded a 66 per cent favorable response out of 206 replies. West Virginia law requires a 60 percent favorable vote to pass a bond. There were approximately 4,500 persons registered to vote prior to last November's election. The November bond was defeated 1,287 to 1,207. The decision to try a bond vote emanated from the State Board of Education's approval in March of the county's CEF Plan. The board voted to approve the plan, earmarking $829,565 in matching funds to be released for county use after area voters approved a bond, In other words, the board seemed to say, the county would receive Better School Amendment funds only if it passed a bond vote. That decision has been questioned recently by State Sen. William R. Sharpe Jr. D-13th Legislative District. In a recent ~vVDTV interview. Sen. Palke investigate breal.ia at Hordmen Hardware Police are investigating the break-in and theft at Hardman Hardware Co. which occurred sometime between'7 p.m. May 29 and 7 a.m. May 30. It was not disclosed what items were missing from the store. McClain, Elizabeth Ann McHenry, Hursel Matthew Miller, james Harvey Mounts, Richard Duanne Pettit, Jody Elizabeth Rhindes, Alvin Roy Wells, Dennis Paul Williams, Ronda Sue Williams. Ronald Dale Woodford, Karen Renee Zinn. The Tanner commencement was held at the Gilmer County Recreation Center. Peggy Bennett, teacher's aide, was also present. Tom Dooley, principal at Sand Fork school, presented diplomas to 20 children in a ceremony at Good Sharpe said the State Board of Education is "breaking the law" by demanding that counties pass school bonds before receiving BSA funds. Sharpe said counties should receive BSA funds without having to pass bond issues. He also said that State Supt. Danial Taylor would appear before the Joint Committee on Government and Finance June 10 to "show cause why the State Board of Education is making counties pass bond issues." Many counties have been critical of the State Board of Education for requiring local bonds to augment BSA funds. It has been said that since the BSA was legislated in July, 1973. only 16 of 31 counties have passed bond votes. Harrison County voters recently defeated a school band vote. 8,360 to 7,474. The defeat was the second in four months. It has been learned that the Preston County superintendent of schools will appear before the state board June 13 to request BSA funds amounting to nearly $3.5 million. Preston County voters have rejected three school bend votes in two years. Regardless of the BSA funding controversy, the local bond election will be carried out, school officials. It is felt that a $2.2 mllBon bond is needed to augment BSA funds in order to pay for a two-phased facilties improvement program. If funded, the program would eliminate over 50 health, fire and safety violations recorded over the years at the county's four elementary schools and high school. It would upgrade school facilities at five schools and build a new elementary school in Glenville. The program would ahto bring upto standards of the West Virginia Department of Education. According to the C~F Plan, th# county has a bonding potential of $2.2 million. With state matching funds added, the plan figures to cost a total of $3,029,500. Persons who have resisted school bond votes in the past have claimed that annual property taxes would be too costly to support any renovation and construction plan. Supporters of the CEF Plan estimate an additional tax load to be minimal compared to the social and economic costs which could result from hazardous school conditions. i Shepherd Catholic Church, attended by parents and Mary Barker, teacher, and Marcia Drake. aide: Jeffrey Keith Ball. Cynthia Dawn Campbell. David Anthony Cottrell. Janet Mae Cottrill~ Kristi Malissia Fox, Kelly Diana Freshour, Rose Marie Greenlief. David Mark Hall, Gregory Phillip Hoff, Paul William Jones. Diana Lattea. Robert LyTm Layne. Barry Keane Losh, Chet Atkins Massey. Jonathan Michael Pritt, Robert Lea Radcliff, Billy Joe Ratliff. Jr., George Lee Smith, William Andrew Swiger and Kimmy Lee Miller. kmu. ! Senlers waving diplemas are [l-r] Curtis Xardm m, Cgn,, Jim Cmmm, Da d Drake wearing fast commencement cap in Taut" graduation cerenmnv, Sand Fork Principal Tom Dooley hands diplema to Roberta L. Layne, kindergarten graduate, lao~ on are [r] Mary Barker, teacher and Marcia DrY, aide.