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June 13, 1991

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(ISSN 0746-5890) Glenville, Gilmer County, West Virginia 263,51 Published By and For Gilmer County People ml r 24 Single Copy Price-35 cents (33 cents plus tax) Thursday, June 13, 1991 County's Belle 1KW ! Mavis Cole, Gilmer County West Virginia State Folk Festival Belle has the Gilmer West Vir- which Mavis. 30 other with a md a rccep- College On at- Festival pa- 163-acre farm she has lived Co -__as le.Mavis one of and Mrs. ;raduated and ation married Delbert whom she had met at a Broad Run Baptist Association meeting. The house they moved into was home until 1952 when they built a new house and moved the old house to a different loca- tion on the farm to use as a "mater- nity ward" for the animals. Of being a farm wife, Mavis says she's done it all--worked in the hay fields and the corn fields, delivered lambs and took care ol all the sheep and lambs, made homemade soap and apple butter and, most important of all, raised five children which she considers her greatest accomplishment. As she puts it, her family is her for- tune. Mavis has known her share of tragedy having lost her husband in a farming accident in 1978 and a inia crafts wanted sale of hand-crafted items made in West the festival, June 20-23. The purpose ' crafts made by West Virginians and quality of work place for those crafL . the following quilting, knitting, crochet, embroidery, basket -making, blacksmithing, ,. The items wilt be displayed in a the maker's name, address and sales on June 17. Contact Bruce Hathaway rules and qualification information. have be- County Business Jeff the Main grille, and service. on filding S, is centered around sporting events. Everything from the menu to the decor is fashioned after some sport. Each table is laminated with sports cards, and the'walls are cov- ered with pennants, license plates, and posters of prominent sport fig- UreS. The windows and the liquor shelf were made into trophy cases The unofficial results of the Glenville municipal election shows incumbent Mayor K. Bruce Smith winning over challenger Earle (Boomer) Bell, 126 to 88, a margin of 38 votes. The only other contested race was for City Coun- cil in Ward 5 in which Bantz Collins defeated Wayne de Rosset who was appointed to the council seat in 1989. Collins regained the seat he has held before by a vote of 52 to 25. All of the remaining city council seats were uncontested. Following are the unofficial results of the Glenville municipal election. Mayor Earle (Boomer) Bell 88 K. Bruce Smith 126 Recorder Anna Jean Rogucki City Council Ward 1 William J. Grottendieck III Ward 2 June Evans Ward 3 Delbert Lee Davidson Ward 4 James H. Mencer Ward 5 Bantz Collins Wayne de Rosset 182 31 25 42 19 52 25 rlnclpa son and daughter who were in the prime of their lives at the time of their deaths. But, in spite of these losses, she remains a cheerful, ac- tive person who is willing to take a chance and try. something new. Mavis has been the pianist for the Pt. Pleasant Baptist Church, located just across the county line in Doddridge County, for more years than she can remember. In addition to her duties as pianist, she is also a member of the Mis- The scene was one of tears accompanied by a standing ovation last Friday morning when Dr. Rich- ard Butler announced to Gilmer County High School faculty, students and staff that he had resigned his position as principal after holding the post since the fall of 1988. Butler has accepted the position of associate professor of education at Glenville State College and will be working with the teacher educa- tion program beginning in the fall. Butler, a 1970 graduate of Gilmer County High School holds an A.B. degree in mathematics from GSC and a master's and doctorate in education administration from West Virginia University. After teaching at total of 13 years in Braxton and Wood counties, hc returned to Gilmer County High School as principal, a position he had always looked forward to holding. During his tenure he has worked to building a cohesive staff and making GCHS a "student centered school"--that is, a school in which the students could feel a sense of ownership and pride. Butler is the son of Jennings and Lucille Butler of Normantown. He is married to the former Mary Katherine Poling of Ripley who is an assistant pro- lessor in education at GSC. The Butlers have three children, Mike, 10, Jennifer, 8, and Allison, 4, and reside in Glenville. City Council revises downtown parking regulations The Glenville City Council, at its regular meeting on June 3, passed a proposed ordinance to extend the two-hour parking hours in downtown Glenville from 8:00 a.m.---4:00 p.m. to 6:00 a,m.--6:00 p.m. Coun- cil will hold a public hearing and second reading on process of purchasing a new truck which was pres- ently being manufactured and that they needed to pay for partial completion of the truck when the cab and chassis were completed. He said they needed to make a payment of $82,000 by June l0 and would sion Circle, serves as clerk for the "tt proposed ordinance on July 1 at 7:30 p.m. appreciate anyamount the city could contribute. church and has taught Sunday Appearing before the council were Gerald Davis, tJontinued on Page z school for 40 years. Outside the chief of the Gilmer County Volunteer Fire Depart- I Notice i church activities, Mavis is a mem- ment, and Jack Heater, assistant fire chief, to ask for [ [ beroftheGlenvilleChapterofthe any funding which the council might be able to [ Effective Saturday, June 15, 1991, the mail] Order of Eastern Star for which provide the Department before the end of the fiscal [ from the Glenville Post Office will be dispatched I she served as Worthy Matron in yearon June 30. l at 4:30 p.m. rather than 5:00 p.m. as in the past. [ 1967, treasurer of the Conings Davis explained that the Department was in the [ Closing time remains at 4:40 p.m. I Senior Citizens group, on the Board ofthe Glenville Senior Citi- St ty zens, treasurer of the Conings udents and adults find varie Homemakers Club for about 30 counse'n-ug vcars until she gave up the post of educational opportunities at [ast October, member o fthe Gilmer offered June 17 Cunty FFA Alumni and the Gilmer County Farm Bureau, honorary Free one-on-one counseling X..,,a,llUUil'XJ,,ill l Career Center member of the Glenville FFA and about small business problems amemberoftheMt.ErnestUnited will be offered by the Small JohnHager, who has served asadults in both counties. But. after Methodist Women. Business Development Center director of the Calhoun-Gilmer 16 years, the role that the Center When she's not meeting all at the Gilmer County Industrial Career Center since 1988, was plays in the education of Gilmer these commitments, Mavis loves Deveiopment Office on June 17 hired by the Calhoun County County residents may still not be to garden, can, quilt and crochet, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Board of Education last week as completely understood. Last summershecanncd 119quarts Liz Older, a Small Business SuperintendentofCalhounCounty m"aoomon to me tzu t=amoun of green beans, and she has given Development specialist, will Schools. County High School students and allofhergrandchildrcnoneofhcr give counseling and advice to The Calhoun-Gilmer Career 80 Gilmer County High School quilts. And what does Mavis do small business owners or those Center is one of only seven multi- students who attended classes at Continued on Page 9 Continued on Page 2 county vocational centers in the the Center during the 1990-91 state of West Virginia and pro- school year, 80 adults were gain- vides an alternative curriculum to ing skills in the various fields of students at Gilmer County and endeavor offered at the center. new usinesses c ouo County high schools as Evening classes are alSO offered well as career opportunities for Continued on Page 9 which hold numerous trophies, "Miami Mozzarella Sticks" and along with other sports memora- "New York Nachos." After the bilia, donated by people of the "warmup."threeinningsofmeals, community, reminiscent of a day at a sporting TheMainEventalsohasagame event, catch the hungry eye in- room with pool tables, a basket- cludingthe"intrainingdietplate," ball machine and video games, the"baner up shrimp"dinner, and The Main Event's menu is var- the "free safety steak." The ninth ied and comes complete with a inning, the desert inning, holds "warm up" menu that includes cherry cheese cake. hot fudge cake, and vanilla ice cream for the game's end. Leslie McAl pine, who ove rsees operations at the Main Event, is originally from Michigan and moved here from the D.C. area. She said that she is "working hard to make the Main Event a nice place to come to." According to McAlpine, there is a calendar of events sent out every month. This month's calendar includes "sports trivia night" on June 12, faculty night on the 14th and, during the Folk Festival there will be a '50s and '60s band with an outdoor bar Continued on Page 2 Leslie McAlpine in front of their Main Event and Glenviile Taxi .service Inside Editorials/Letters ................ 2 Society ................................ 3 Sports .................................. 4 .......... GCHS News ....................... 5 Obituaries ............................ 6 Courthouse News ................ 8 Legal Advertising ............... 9 Classified Ads ................... 10 Gilmer Goings On ............ 12 Marvin Starcher, instructor in electrical occupations at the Career Center, demonstrates Hero 2,000, a robot designed to handle routine work in industry.