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2 The Glenville Democrat-Pathfinder WE DON'T BELIEVE IT! A Department of Education report provided to the legislative sub-committee on handicapped children and currently under review by that body contains some news that is shocking and, frankly, unbelievable. The report in- dicates that sixteen of West Virginia's 55 counties have no gifted children among their school age population. In- cluded in the list are the counties of Gilmer and Calhoun. We can't recall the number of times in recent years that conversations related to the educational process in our local schools have turned to the point that we are spending vast sums of money and time on handicapped children with learning and physical disabilities and prac- tically no money on obviously gifted children. The con- clusion of most of these neighborhood discussions was that we were wasting our most precious resource by not providing all our exceptional children with appropriate and adequate learning opportunities. We do not for one minute mean to imply that our handicapped children should not be educated in the very best possible man- ner; not to do so would be callous and just as wasteful. We do feel very strongly, however, that to waste a good mind is a most grievous offence. We have been out in the world and we know that Ap- palachia's children are among the most intelligent in our nation. To hear that not a single gifted child resides in our county seems utterly ridiculous. It is practically a statistical impossibility. We are sure that even the most casual polling of teachers in our elementary and secon- dary schools would turn up a number of candidates for this classification. The sub-committee co-chairman, Senator Robert R. Nelson of Cabell County said some counties are "woefully inadequate and diliatory" in their programs to identify and aid gifted children. We would agree and hope that, at least in Gilmer County, positive steps will be taken immediately to mount a program to properly identify and develop programs for our gifted children. WE NEED NEWS! Elderhostel ....................... Pennsylvania, Delaware and West Virginia. Arthur Stubbs and his wife Helen of Clifton, New Jersey, were involved in last year's Ap- palachian Folk Culture course pletelyi at GSC and decided to come Mrs. back this year. the "We had such a good time "West last year, and we wanted to see wh t we missed," Stubbs said, Turner named I CHARLES C. SCOTT (left), renowned craftsman who is the head of Glenville State College's Art Depart. men,, explains the procedure of chairbottom weav- ing to Kermit Baumgartner of Parkville, Md. Baumgartner was one of 29 Elderhostel par- ticipants involved in the course of Appalachian Folk Culture. Harless A. Turner, a charter member of Hope Encampment No. 106 of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows of West Virginia was elected and in- stalled as Grand Senior Warden of the Grand Encamp- ment of West Virginia at the annual session held in Morgantown on June 15 and 16. He had served as Grand Junior Warden for the past year. Partiarch Turner was ac- companied by his wife, Ro- seann who served as his escort during the official in- stallation of officers. Other elected officers in- stalled were: Ernest W. Ashcraft a member of Elk En- campment No. 63 as Grand Patriarch; Harold Neeley a member of Wheeling Encamp- ment No. 1 as Grand High Priest; and C. C. "Pete" Layfield a member of Harvey Bane No. 67 as Grand Junior Warden. Those attending the installa- tion ceremony from Glenville were Dave Heater, Bessie among Heater, J. Distri( his wife Some of the more interesting features of any weekly newspaper (and the principal reason for their being) are the personal columns which relate the news of our friends and neighbors throughout the community. We need correspondents to send us news items from a number of areas in the county. Also, we want to develop a "Personals" column. We can only do this with your help. Please wdte, call or drop by'to see us with your bit of news. What you and your neighbors do is very impor- tant to us end people do like to read about your visits and other local items. May we hear from you? From our mailpouch ...... Likes Local Coverage To: The Glenville Democrat Several people write to your paper to criticize or air their problems. ~ .... This short note is to say Thank You. Thanks for the great local news and pictures. Thanks for printing the nice letters from Mrs. Rhinehart. I look each week to see if she's found something new and interesting to report. Also, the Folk Festival pictures were good too! (I even found myself in one on the front page, funny that I should turn up there). Carrol Huston Box 106 Burton, WV 26562 No Guards at GSC Dear Editor: I would like to clarify a statement made in this past edition of your paper, concerning an arrest made by guard Ralph Southall. First, the officers at Glenville State College are sworn police officers, having had to take the same oath of of- fice as a Deputy Sheriff and having the same authority in their respective jurisdiction. The old time guard, was not a trained police officer, but more or less a night watchman, who usually had a clock to punch when making his rounds. This is just to clarify the fact that we officers here at Glenville State College are in fact police officers that are trained in law enforcement and not merely guards. GSC grad honored at Slippery Rock \ \ \ Dr. Mary Moore Shinaberry The Trustees of Slippery Rock State College have of granted Dr. Mary Moore Do( Shinaberry the rank of Pro- fessor Emeritus which was She conferred at the spring com- mencement exercises. The dolph rank was approved as a recognition of her outstanding a work in teaching, student counseling, professional New leadership, and research, the Dr. Shinaberry attended the Trainin Randolph County Schools in West Virginia and ,was De graduated from Tygarts Valley then High School. She attended join Concord State College, Davis Rock and Elkins College, West was a Virginia Wesleyan College, ProfeS Glenville State College where coun.' she was granted the Bachelor of Arts Degree with a major in Educat elementary education. She at- Ed tended The Pennsylvania State School. Array of talent at State F ir Top-name entertainers will highlight each day of the 55th the Annual State Fair of West charley Virginia which opens August 17 near Lewisburg. Janie Kicking off the nine day ex- position will be "Friday Night Gatlin, Fever" with a special $5 per Life person gate admission. This price entitles the fairgoer to.nzo ride all carnival rides, attend == the Junior 4-H and F.F.A. Horse Show, and see a special grand-+ stand show featuring Little Jimmy Dickens, Roni Stoneman, Ralph Stoan and the Tennessee Travel e s. Sincerely yours, J.L. Helmick, Captain G.S.C. Police Department Reception honors IDEAS FOR Someday it'll hit you. Some day you'll look back and realize that you didn't get all you could, out of your life. You didn't take that extra time to give of yourself. It's true, you know. The more you give of yourself to others, the more you get back in return. And the best way to give of yourself is to be a volunteer 4-H leader. Talk about rewarding, 4-H members are boys and girls from ages 9 to 19-,kids who want to expand their horizons; learn life skills; develop themselves as individuals. 4-H kids turn into active community citizens, good students, and young adults that will insure the successful future of our country. Wouldn't it be great to be able to say, "i helped a bunch of kids turn into productive citizens." Wouldn't it be great to get that much satisfaction out of your life? But, you're probably too busy. Or are you just too lazy? Come on. Before it's too late. We Promise you--if you become a volunteer 4-H leader, you'll have the time of your life. Call the county WVU cooperative extension service office at 462-7061 for information. 4-H wants to build a better life for kids and adults alike. The Glenville Democrat Published Every Thursday By GILMER COUNTY PUBLISHING, INC. At 109 E. Main St. in Glenville West Virginia 26351 Phone 462-7309 ........ (USPS 22020) ~ Second-Class postage paid at Glenville ;S i:~+ and additional mailing offices. ~n price $6.00 tax included in Gilmer County other West i~h sidents $6,50 plus tax. Out of state subscriptions $8.00. Can- not accept subecr|ptions for less than six months. ROBERT D. ARNOLD EDITOR/PUBLIsHER JOAN Y, LAYNE OFFICE MANAGER Lewis' 50th anniversary Mr. and Mrs. Sydney Lewis On hand from Weston were of Weston were honored on Mr. and Mrs. Jenith Wiseman, their 50th wedding anniversary Pearl and Meredith Sisk, Ralph Sunday, May 20, with a recep, and Bea Ellyson, Mr. and Mrs. tion given by their children Kent Sisk, Frankie Davis and .. + held at Cox's Mill M. E. Church. Clive West. Those attending from Cox's Mill were Reba Ware; Thelma Also, Audia L. Stout and Ar- and Toots Shackleford, Mary dith Britton. both of Alum Alice Lockard, Glennis Town- Bridge; Bruce Brannon of send, Rita Emerson, Mrs. Vadis; Theodore Bush of Glen- Dorothy Lang, Irene and ville; Mr. and Mrs. Verl Law and Russell Ware, Bertie and Julia Ida Bell Ware of Clarksburg; Gordon, Page Ware, Pauline Velmaand Hayward Childersof Butcher, Doy and Bess Wright, Elizabeth and Vada Britton of Mrs. Manley Zinn, Mrs. Scott Williamstown. Zinn, Gid Eilyson, Nelson and Guests from Salem included Mary Lou Garrett, Raymond Kenneth and Queen Sisk, Ellyson, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Denise and Sissie; those from Radcliff and Anne, A. W. 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