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June 23, 1977

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2 The Glenville Democrat/ pathfinder June 23, 1977 IIII I I H III I I Editorials Comments A HAPPY FACE was displayed by Ira Mullins and many ethers during the West Virginia State Folk Festival last weekend. The Clay County resident finished second in the over 50 year old fiddle competition Friday afternoon. [Democrat photo by Chris Brown] A friendly festival The smiling face of Ira Mullins (above) seemed to reflect '[he feelings of almost everyone who took part in the West Virginia State Folk Festival last weekend. There was little of the usual grumbling about destructive outsiders and there didn't seem to be much comment from visitors about over-zealous policemen. The local police showed adeouate restraint in facing a crowd situation that most small town police forces are never confronted with. The tone of the weekend may have been set early, when local merchants got into the Folk Festival spirit by decorating their windows with various bits of memorabelia. The Folk Festival is ls a big pay day fo 4ocal merchants and we find it hard to understand the complaints we sometimes hear along Main St. about the festival. The well-behaved crowd this year may have allayed the fears of some in town. Gilmer Countians should be proud of their role in maintaining the folk traditions of our state. Those members of the Folk Festival committee who spend all year planning the event deserve the praise of everyone in the state because without their voluntary support, the rich traditions of our state could eventually disappear. I I II Clover Line by Roma Adkins I I I I A number of Gilmer County 4-Hers surely did "cut a rug" this past week. This past Friday and Saturday afternoon the Nicholas County 4-H Square Dancing Team under the direction of Mr. Rush Butcher provided some "help sessions" in the art of square dancing. A number of you turned out for this and appeared to be having great fun while learning a great deal about this art. I trust that your interest in and enthusiasm for preserving this traditional Appalachian leisure time activity will continue and that you will encourage your friends to also participate. Perhaps Gilmer County could develop its own square dance team. With bard work, nothing is impossible you know! In addition to our appreciation for all the assistance provided by the Nicholas County dancers, special thanks goes to Dr. D. Banks Wilburn who made arrangements for the use of the GSC Pioneer Center Ballroom for this activity, It was a very spacious and convenient facility and certainly met our needs. On behalf of the County 4.-H program, I wish to express gratitude to those families who provided a "home base" for the Nicholas Countians helping in this activity. Junior Leaders, Diane Somerville, Debbie Simmons, Debby Gordon, Sherri IcPherson, Dawn Hinzman, Kenneth Kuhl, Keith Morrow, avid Skinner. Bob Hatton, and Alton Skinner served as hosts and hostesses for the 4-H visitors to our county. Without your help all of this would not have been possible. Thanks bunches! By the time this is printed, Gilmer County 4-H camp will be in full swing. I want to remind parents of campers that the camp will close with the Friday evening council circle. You . may pick up your camp participants at the Gilmer County Recreation Center at around 9 p.m. on Friday, June 24. See you then! :iii ii 1977 FOLK FESTIVAL BELLES--[first row, I-r] Dorthy E. Francis of Cameron, Marshall County; Florence Beaver of Slstersvlge, Tyler County; Fae Casto of Buekhannon, Upshur County; Lora J. Harker of Core, MonongaHa County; Wlnnle Heavner of Burnsville, Braxton County; Ada Doak of West Union, Doddridge County; Clara Case of Cowen, Webster County and Vonda Exline of GraRon, Taylor County; [second row, l-r] Cecile Morgan of Mineral Wells, Wood County; Ada Cockerham of Princeton, Mercer County; Elsie G. Flowler of It. Pleasant, Mason County; Mary Wlppel of Keyser, Mineral County; Mutha L. Saeler of Jane Jew, Lewis County; Ona I. Meadows of Looneyville, Roane County; Edna Beverage of Stony Bottom, Pocahontas County; Edna Smith of Grantsville, Calhoun County; Mrs. Floyd P. Owens of Kearneysvflle, Berkeley County; Mrs. Russell White of Shepherdstown, Jefferson County; and Emily Smith of Petersburg, Grant County; i i I    ii:#: iii:i ii::: !:i: : ! ::: .i:!:: :..:: ::: : i::: :: ::. :: ::: ::, ::. :::: :: :::.::: :. :: :.:: :::.::::i!i:: .'  .ii:.: ii! :: i!ii i!: !!:ii.! i  i!: ! :  i :! i i!   f4*. :: i. ::: #.: :.!iii:ii!!,i  ======================================================================================== ... ===========================. :, .,..::..: .., Calendar I sat, june 25 The Burnt House Community Association will sponsor a musical Ice Cream Social at 7:30 p.m. in the Burnt House Community building. All musicians are invited. There will be homemade ice cream, hot dogs, cake. pop, potato chips, etc. for sale. The Gilmer County Coon Hunters Association will have a U.K.C. licensed meet at the Gilmer County Recreation Center. The non-licensed water race run by L.K.C. rules will begin at noon. A ingentest will follow the water race. A bench show Will be held at 5 p.m. and a'ght hunt at 8:30 p.m. The Mt. Earnest Church MYF will sponsor an old fashioned box social and country store at 8 p.m. in the church basement. A horse show will be held at 7 p.m. at Dawson Farms. sun, june 26 A Vacation Bible School will be held at the Oak Grove Church in Baldwin from 6:30 p.m to 6:30 p.m. through july 1. Everyone is welcome. The LKVCB club cancelled their CB jamboree that was to be held today because of certain state laws. mon, june 2 7 A program on nutrition comparison shopping and the Food Stamp program will be presented at ll a.m. at the Glenville Senior Citizens Center. Ms. Ruby Holland of the Gilmer County extension office and Ms. Helen Shumaker of the Department of Welfare will present the program. All Senior Citizens are invited to attend. 4-H Lesson Leader training will be held at 1:30 p.m. in the Extension office. rues, june 28 The 4-H junior Leaders will meet at 10 a.m. in the Extension dfice. fti,july t A special communication of Gilmer County Lodge #118 AF&AM will be held in its hall at 7:30 v.m. for work in the Masters Mason Degree. A covered dish dinner will be held at 6:30 p.m. All Master Masons are invited to attend. sat, july 2 Them will be a gospel sing at the Hyers Run Church at 7:30 p.m. There will be a gospel sing at the Rhoades Chapel Church on Little Bull Run at 7:30 p.m. The featured singers will be the Southern-Aires of Grafton, Ohio. Everyone is welcome. sun, july 3 There will be a Homecoming at the Eliam Baptist Church on Middle Run at 2 p.m. Everyone is invited. The annual Schoolcraft reunion will be held at the resid'ee of Walter Schoolcraft in Wilsie. sat, july9 The Cox's Mill Methodist Women will hold an auction sale on the church lot beginning at 11 a.m. Anyone who would like to donate items for sale should call 462-8507 or 462-7974 for pickup. There will also be a bake sale and lunch. Proceeds will go to the church building fund. To prevent loss of the metal from which coins are made in U.S. mintL scrap metal and floor swesping are remeltad to be made into coins. {, [third row, l-r] Lynn Tusing of Mathias, Humphrys of Summersvllle, Nicholas County; Norton, Randolph County; Ermah Damewood of County; Mildred Ireland of St. Marys, Pieasants Benson of Rlpley, Jackson County; Mrs. A.C. Putnam County; Emma Boyles of Phillippi, Basham of Charleston, Kanawha County; [fourth row, l-r] Helen Lester of Peterstown, Okey S. Brooks of Mr. Hope, Raleigh County; Smithvllle, Ritchie County; Mrs. Garnet Lewis Harrison County and Sue Hanlin of Colliers, [fifth row, l-r] Gladys Starcher of Elizabeth, Graham of Hamlin, Lincoln County; Jessie Hume Greenbrier County; Mac Salter of Wheeling, Geraldine Allen of Weirton, Hancock County Letters ........ Enjoyed Marks To the Editor We get your paper in Akron, and I thought all the time I' tell you what an interesting story that was about Phyllis talented than myself really knew the trials and tribulations girls, it would really make a good "book. Phyllis, with her some fine children. Once I asked her her secret and she told me devils didn't begat angels', so I raised them with a and a switch in the other, and I prayed a lot for them, been with me," I think it's a wondsul story and I know, she ld by herself, if ,she was allowed to cut loose. Those human interest stories are what we hear. Makes us remember the old days. Arlene character. A peaceful fest To the Editor, I would like to thank the many area residents, too who donated considerable time and energy, making the Festival the best ever. Everyone had a real good time peaceful festival. This was one of my last duties as mayor and I was well. The new mayor will take office July 1 and I hope he cooperation next year. I would like to thank the following police officers who to insure a safe festival for everyone: State Police Officers Gregg LeMastars, Sheriff Clark James and Deputy Dale Officer Steve Davis, City Police Officers Dallas G Duelly, Marvin Henson and Denzil Hess. Sworn in and deputized as special city police offiers w Jack Moore, Golden Jenkins, Tom Reaser and Ralph Sou G.S.C. Security foi'ce with the permission and Wilburn, President and William Simmons, Dean of Glenville State College. All officers worked long. hard safety and enjoyment of all festival goers. I would like to thank Pedro Montgomery, police radio jailer for relaying messages throughout the festival, In addition, I would like to thank all city employees Mobre and Paul Gillespie for keeping city streets debris during the festival. Thanks also to Vern Martin placed trash barrels at key spots during the festival. litter off the streets. Praise for folk To The Editor, The West Virginia Folk Festival Association wishes have helped make the Folk Festival successful. Special thanks arg extended to the following for The local merchants for their most interesting The Gilmer County Commission for the use of tle shade trees for group enjoyment of folk music. The many organizations who accepted respon exceedingly well. # We wish to express the Folk Festival AssociatiOn town officials and employees who made Glenville a safe those many Festival visitors. Again, many thanks to all who helped. Folk ! Published Every Thursday By GILMER COUNTY PUBLIS At 109 E. Main St, Glenville, WV 26351 Phone 462-7309 Second-Class postage paid at and at additional mailing offices fabscrlption price $5.50 tax included in Gilmer Count residents .00 tax included. Out of state subscri eulcriptior for less than 6 months. (ALL PRICES ROBERT D. ARNOLD PRE. PAUL BROWN JOAN LAYNE