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ii! 4 The Glenvme l}emocrat/Pathfinder Jane 5, 1975 Eiils compete in lO-county gym meet : i i .~ Janet Hamric led a team of Gilmer ~ County gymnasts in a second annual gymnastics invitational meet spon- sored by Lewis County High School. last May 17. Other Gilmer girls who placed were: Holly Westbrook (Sand Fork). 2nd trampoline 10-12; Teresa Wilson (Normantown} 4th trampoline 10-12; Leona McNemar [Normantown} 2nd tie Janet, the only high school , competitor from the area, placed second in free floor exercise out of 40 contestants, fourth in balance beam 4' competition and fourth in vaulting. She competed in the 13-14-year-old age / group among the 1e-county partici- pants. She was coached by Brenda Campbell. trampline 9 and under: Idris Cunningham (Normantown} 4th tram- poline 13-14; Leona McNemar 4th vaulting: Sandi Gainer (Sand Fork} 4th vaulting 10-12: Dabble Marks {Sand Fork} 1st vaulting 13-14: Angle Lash {Sand Fork} 2nd vaulting 13-14. Also. 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Compact models with Insta-Mount and decorator styling Casement window models. {Nermantown} 2nd vaulting 15-18; Idris Cunningham. 4th balance beam; Loretta Putnam. 4th balance beam: Bonita Williams. 4th uneven bars: Shari Gainer. 4th uneven bars: Bonita Williams. 4th floor exercise. Patty Jones. gymnastics instructor at Normantown School. announced the results of the second half of a local gymnastics meet held at Normantown School May 29: Uneven bars 5th-6th grade: Shari Gainer. 1st. Ellen Jenkins. Sandi Gainer. Kin Cain. Trampoline 5th45th grade: Holly Westbrook. 1st. Marilyn Frame. Kelly Miller. Teresa Wilson. Vaulting 7th-gth grade: Denise Fox 1st. Angle Lash, Idris Cunningham. Bonita Williams. Bait fishermen try luck along Spruce Run ) Fishing for bait aloq Sycamore Ron lut week were [l-r] Buddy larreil, his son, Jeff, and Quincy larrell. Glenville State College's West Virginia Conference champion golf team has departed for Fort Worth, Tax. where the Pioneers will compete in the NAIA national tourney Coach Tim Carney's Glenville will make its third national toruney appearance in four years. The Pioneers failed to make the cut in GARTON REAL ESTATE INC. BROKER Serving The Real Estate Needs of Gilmer, Lewis, Braxton. Upshur, and Harrison Counties. 5,000 to 28,500 BTU/Hr. Phone 26 1527 421 MAIN AVE. WESTON, WV 26452 previous tries but this could be the year. Thirty-three teams will tee off on the Woodhaven County Club course. After 36 holes, the field will be pared to the top 17 teams and ties for the fmal 36 holes. Last year. Glenville missed the cut as a team but freshman Terry Crislip qualified in the medalist race. Crislip, a sophomore, led Glenville to a 53-4 record with an average of 78. Jimmy Scott averaged 79 and was Golfer of the Year in the WVIAC and David Thompson, a freshman, averaged 79. Crislip, Scott and Thompson all earned all-conference recognition. Joe Keener averaged 80 and Rick Simmons 81 during the long season. Keener is a senior and Simmons a freshman. Glenville State represents District 28 in the four-day playoff. Higher Efficiency Compact models provide greater BTUt Hr. capacity per watt of electricity used. * Higher Efficiency Super models provide greater BTU/Hr, capacity per watt of electricity used and feature Super-Fig exhaust. " Through-the-wall models, both cooling and cool/heat units. Higher efficiency air conditioners provide greater BTU/Hr. capacity per watt of electricity consumed than other Whirlpool models of similar BTU/Hr. capacity. Grontsville Glenville Weston I II [ I II - (Continued from Page 1} Perry, Elizabeth Gaylene Reed,Teresa Jean Rhines, Bernard Everett Ric- hards, Whitt Allen Richarda, Jill Ann Roberts, Christopher Alan Roe, Larry Wayne Shiflet, Vernon Lewis Smith. Roger Lytle Sprouse, Douglas Eugene Squibb. Argene Roger Stalnaker, Kenneth Earl Summers. William Mark Summers, Shirley Ann Tomblin, Frankie Andrew Tomblin, Phillip Lewis Toth, Richard Lee Turner, Teresa Pauline Jackson Wiant. Carolyn Sue Wilfong, Douglas Martin Williams, James Allen Wilmoth, and Jean Bonham Wright. A~ust 1975 Gradutes - Randall Sheldon Batton. Mary Beth Butcher, Robert Alan Chapman. Larry Kirk Ellyson, Patricia Flo Frymier. Terry Lee Hacker, Darlene Gay Fox Smithson. AuSust IMT4 C.~'~t~ - Both Ann Barnett. Sherry Lynn Coen Myers, Lyle Dayton Collins, Jr., Michael Andrew Collins, Randall Azz Collins. Beverly Jean Eaton. Richard Darrell Frame, Faynell Frashure Gainer. Marlene Kay Luzader. Robin Lee Rhoades, John Allen Robinson, Neal Lynn Sprouse, Barbara Lou Townsend, Rebecca Dale Wine. Senior Class O411~rs - Debars Robinson. president; Teddy Heretic, vic~presidant; Judith Davisaon. secre- tary: Angelina Turner. treasurer; Steven Collins, historian. N. LEWIS ST. Stnn on The telephone rang early Saturday morning bearded maniac with a live mink on a tong leash catching trout as if they're going out of style." aughts get a picture of him." Three years ago someone else had called me abouti that was retrieving trout for him on the Elk River. I believe until that very man later sent me a picture of his( the caller informed me of the mink-toting maniac. I Cadillac and set my traveling compass for Bet had "put in'" at Whitaker Falls and was his Two hours later Irolled downhill to Bergoo. base of the first bridge across the Elk. unusual. I drove on, then stopped at what I've pool.'" One angler sat there. "Been anyone wading around here?" I asked. Tl~ ! head. "Only that fella down there." he said. pointing standing on a boulder below the pool. I continued along the pothole road that par~ the second curve that I saw them: a crowd of 50 east bank of the river, their cars, campers, and skeltar all over the narrow road, blocking my way. So~e It was like a mob scene at a department store Dollar I pulled on my waders and ran to the river. The who it was-Benoit, my backwoods buddy from the in the middle of the cold, frothy, rapids, a rope and cage in one hand, a bottle of that pungent pine brew makes back in his Canadian forest home, in the other. flask for a swig, he spotted me. I couldn't tall ff he he kept motioning for me to get out of the stream. I regular readers of mine know, Benoit lives in wildlife friends do his hunting and fishing for or firearm of any kind. Just as I slipped on a moss-covered rock. almost I caught a glimpse of an animal's head bobbing in away. When I recovered my balance, it had disappes over laughing at my ungainly antics trying to "Meester Mez-what're you doin' here?" belly-laughs. 'Tishin" for trout?" I let him work he reached me, however, he bent over and appeared to! carried. Then he stood and peered intently lept out of the water to my left, snatching a fly right Then another one, another, and another. It was if a The trout were going wild. I heard a splash swimming, leashed-up mink slick as a porpoise in a pursuit of a rainbow that grey-hounded upstream in escape. As quick as the fish was, the mink was swallowing his catch he held it in his tiny mouth The bearded backwoodsman gently took the mammal friend, held it up for the crowd to see, then the raging Elk. Benoit then lifted the big mink from burlap sack, and made his way over to my "lust what do you think you're doing," I close enough to hear me over the roar of stream. golden trout," he stated matter-of-factly. By then, the us. Fearing that some irate citizen might throw all wade out after us, i motioned to Benoit.~I,et's get out strolled across the river as if he were walking I used my usual "'fencer's shuffle," carefully heading that freaky French Canadian went ashore I saw how b quickly. He had skin-diver's flippers on his feet! water," he informed me. "This water's warm." I blurted out my questions, rapid-fire: "What's want with a golden trout? Don't you realize there's have a license? And that mink..." "Whoa. not so queeck," Benoit said. "You told last year, remember? We got nothin' but pike and Ouaniche. The're all dull-lookin' leash. I Jtud color to take back to Quebec, that's all. I figure if land me some of these gold-colored leash I'U get'era start up a whole new thing." The cage? It was a little, Free-mesh screen affair of newly hatched maDClies-Benoit's bait. he'd stop at the foot of rapids, hold the cage and let out about a dozen flies at a time. "I~aon he'd end of her rope. "I keep her leashed in case she West Virginia mink Casanovas." he laughed. As Melinda would swoop in for a catch. "Tee got five boasted, as he pulled up a nylon net bag fron Here I've been trying unsuccessfully for three years backwoods Canadian gets five of them, and all tnk~ first Mountain State fishinglrip. "The limit's six, no?" Benoit, asked, a sly grin belt-length beard. "Yes," I answered. "But them home alive?" "'I got an dquarium," he answered. "I gotta get and I got a long trip back home. I need one more," driven his backwoods buggy up a back road parallels the Elk near Bergoo. He didn't have far "'I'll meet you there," I said, as Benoit began river, flopping his foot fins like a duck trying to I worked my way hack to the Country took me a half an hour to get to my truck. our rendevous, but iust as I rounded the curve and there was Benoit in his buggy already headed up the t He couldn't wait, I guess. As I chugged across t~ over the F.Jk. a glint of light caught my half-emplty flask-Benoit's Spruce Juice! I pulled Under it was a brief note. "See you back in t~ scrawled. 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