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2 The Glenville Democrat-Pathfinder From ou,. mailpouck,. The Gherkes to have 50th wedding celebration Judy Meseroll is WVU honor g EXTENDS SUBSCRIPTION Dear Editor, I am surprised that you delayed so long the increase in your yearly subscription price of the Democrat. After all, I now pay $1.04 a gallon for gasoline, and it increases weekly. Please extend my subscription until February, 1981. Thanks and best regards. Yours truly, Charles W. Gdffith LIKES HOMETOWN NEWS Dear Mr. Arnold, I was reading in my paper where the subscriptions was going up in August so I thought I'd best renew mine again as mine runs out in April 1980. So I'm sending my check for 3 more years. I really enjoy the paper very much. It's good to get the news from my hometown: Keep up the good work. Emma N. Summers 271 Wesley Avenue Elyda Ohio 44035 STALNAKER REUNION The annual Stalnaker reunion was held Sunday, July 15, at Dailey. A large crowd attended with New York, Florida, Virginia and Indiana represented. The Stalnakers are proud of their heritage and there was much discussion about their family lines. They were among the very earliest settlers to move west and some settled at Beverly as early as 1770. An old cemetery has been restored with a beautiful native stone marker show- ~!7 ~ : iiI Judith Meseroll, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Meseroll of Forked River, New Jersey and formerly of Glenville, was awarded a Bachelor of Science degree, cure laude, in Recrea- tion at commencement exer- cises conducted by West Virginia University in May. Miss Meseroll, a 1975 graduate of Gilmer County High School where she was a member of the National Honor Society, was one of three recreation major seniors honored at The West Virginia University Student Foundation Senior Honors Dinner this past spring. She was a member of Kappa Delta sorority and held offices as assistant member- ship chairman, efficiency chairman and recreation/in- tramural chairmanl ',She was named Recreation/intramural manager of the Year, Sorority Division at the university last year. Additionally, she has been elected to membership in Alpha Zeta, national agricultural and forestry honorary and Xi Sigma Pi, na- tional forestry honorary, sylvan t Mr. and Mrs. Cleburn L. Gherke Rev. Berisford honored tng the resting place of Jacob Stalnaker and other relatives. Gherke of Gallipolis, Ohio; Mr. and Mrs. Cleburn L. at special dinner A poem was composed and read by Mrs. Carmen Ardene Gherke of Grantsville; Gherke will observe their Moss of Ricllmond, Virginia, about Samuel Stalnaker Pauline VanHorn of Sisson- golden wedding anniversary atMartin Berisford, pastor of the whose family settled at Chilhowie, Virginia around 1750. ville; Jurlene Thorn of an open house to be held the Trinity United Methodist1959. At that time it was the farthest settlement west. History Palestine; Radene Kuhl of August 5 from 2 to 5 p.m. at Church in Glenville, was oneof Rev. pastor shows that Samuel fought in the Revolutionary War and Walker; Lorene Hathaway of their home at Stumptown. two honorees at a special congr acted as a scout to George Washington. The Jacob men-Elkview, and Arlene Kay SmithTheir children will be hosts recognition dinner ,given by tioned above was a son of Samuel. One admire the of Williamstown. They also and hostesses, the United Methodist Women worke( courageand fortitude of all ourearly settlers who carved have 23 grandchildren and twoMr. and Mrs. Gherke were at Duff Street Church in Annua out a new life for themselves against untold obstacles, great-grandchildren, married August 4, 1929 at theClarksburg on July - 10. staff. We would wish somehow they could know the thanks we Mr. and Mrs. Gherke are bride's home at Stumptown Berisford entered the ministry the feel toward them for the s crifices they made for the members of the Mt. Pisgah with the Rev. Bernard O. from the Duff Street congrega- hiS tWq following generations, it is only fitting we all meet to Baptist church of Stumptown. VanHorn officiating. She is the tion, his home church, pastOr. remember how much we owe these early pioneers. Mr. Gherke is retired from God- daughter of the late John andRaised and schooled in Har- Ac Just to see the beautiful mountain scenery around frey L. Cabot Corporation. Biddie Wright Kerby. He is the rison County, Berisford Beverly, Dailey and Elkins, is worth anyones trip. Truly it is magnificant. Our West Virginia hills are so lovely they need never take a back seat to any other state. Byron and Grace Rinehart Chadeston, WV Friends and relatives are cordially invited to attend this open house. son of Claude Gherke and the late Leota White Gherke. They have seven children: Eugene Local sheep among best performers graduated from West Virginia three University prior to completing live his theological degree at ville. United Theological Seminary AI! in Dayton, Ohio in 1963. His in- itial pastoral licensing from was M . . . .. . Ram performance test aglstrate L;ourt _ ....... , ? , completed WVU .... ,, In Magsistrate Court activity Withdrawal on a battery charge " _ ....... ..... Harlass A'. Turner, Grand during July 2-21, according and DNR tickets for posses- TheWest Virginia Univer ty weights per day of ageof .99 Senior Warden of Grand En- Dixie L. Moyers, magistrate sion of wildlife in a closedExtension Service has an- pounds to over 1 pound per campment of WV made his of- w clerk, ten new civil cases were season, stream littering and nounced the completion of the day. The other lamb gained .95 ficial visit to Troy Encamp- filed, one civil suit filed for shooting across highway.1979 Ram Performance Test atpounds perday on test but was ment No. 137' Thursday, July debt owed, one by confessed Those traffic tickets that the University farm, smaller whenenteredandnow 19. He was accompanied by judgment, two Writ of Sug- were paid include: five expired Wardensville. This test was to weighs 161.5 pounds. Ernest W. Ashcraft, Grand m gestees issued, one civil suit MVI stickers; three overwidth determine the average daily Catalogs describing all the Patriarch of Grand EncamP- withdrawn, one default judg- of two feet; one speeding; two gain of rams when fed free rams for sale are available at ment of WV and Paul J. Ger- merit and one detinue order,expired registration; a no choice on a ration of groundthe Gilmer County Extension wig, District Deputy Grand Misdemeanor cases includ- registration; two operators hay, grain and essential Office. Patriarch of District No. 10. ed: one assault warrant license; one changing lanes minerals. The test also Another member of Turners dismissed; one mental improperly; three failure to established a "weight per day hygiene case held and one maintain control; improper of age." These averages in- dismissed; one warrant issued passing; driving left of center; dicate the growthiness of the ALL for passing a vehicle pro- a no MVI sticker and a ticketrams tested and provide sheep FOR ceeding in the opposite direc, for driving too fast for road producers the information IDEAS tion; three public intoxication conditions, needed to select outstanding warrants; two worthless check flock sires, to increase profits that come warrants issued; four warrants Also, seven worthless check from lamb crops, and to pro- for trespassing; one oermit notices were filed and six were duce better ewes for flock ad- lfthe~ violation; one complaint paid in full. ditions or replacements, the Sixty rams stated the 73-day larvae test on May 1. Of these, 57 Is Your Garden simple- Tax refund checks may need claimed completed the test on July 12 CutWorm and 38 will be sold at auction Bugging You.* Undelivered Federal tax re- check with the IRS as soon as on July 28 at 12:30 p.m. at the It is a fund checks for some West possible, because refund Wardensville farm. The other D sn't it always seem to happen-- one - tomato Virginian taxpayers are waiting delays can also be caused by rams failed to meet the str- right about this time? Your summer to be claimed reports the Inter- lost or stolen checks. If this is ingent requirements for quality garden is coming on strong and sud- out the nal Revenue Service. the case, the IRS can put or rate of gain and will not be denly, one day. you go out to check them tracers on the missing checks, sold. thing~ out and the bugs are waging ofpaper "Many of these checks re- "Other refund delays are The 60 rams entered on test war. bottom main undelivered because tax-. caused by errors or omissions were consigned by 15 breeders If you pay no attention at all. your payers have moved and left no on the tax return, such as il- in 11 counties of West Virginia cabbage and tomato leaves will soon forwarding address with the legible names or addresses," and two breeders from begin to look like green Swiss cheese; worm U.S. Postal Service,' said Tom King, IRS District Division added Garry Wright, the IRS Virginia. Gilmer County was your squash stalks will beeaten away Problem-Resolution Officer for represented by a consignment as if by a garden beaver: your ripening _ Chief of Taxpayer Services in this District. "While we get a of four lambs from Mr. and vegetables willlookweather-beaten. West Virginia. wide range of problems all the Mrs. Clark B. Jamison of Glen- Well. this.year, vow not to just throw Taxpayers who filed on time time, this time of year refund ville. All four qualified for sale, up your hands and pray for the best. and still have not received problems are the most com- being in the top 14 rams for And, you don't have to defoliate your their 1978 tax refunds should mort." sale. Born in late January, garden with a cloud of chemicals, three of the lambs weighed either. Get to know the good bugs from the $505 collected in Municipal Court from 167 pounds to 181 bad onesandgotowork with asensi- pounds and had average ble plan, one that will work easily and There A total of $505.00 was paid dogs; one keeping fowl quickly. in fines from July 6-23 in (chickens) in city limits and News from your Gilmer Public Library Here are 2 common garden insects Municipal Court according to one contempt of court, that you can easily identify and Municipal Judge Delbert avoid--without using any chemical straw Davidson. ,== warfare. Fines included" two Got a buck =rod a lu~f? You m btty uqP speeding; 10 public intoxica-to =s words ta the Striped Cucumber Beetle tion; one disturbing the peace; D M O C R A T -i' & T H r I N D n vents IlgIl . Call 41lli-? l mad The Library showed its first film last week for the The small yellow and black striped So, one obstructing a police of- realtyTow ,,,mB=ge =or==. community. The film, "Circus Town", was provided bycucumber beetle is not really as large ricer; one failure to maintain the West Virginia Library Association in Charleston. and formidable as this illustration control of vehicle; two loose The response to this film was good and we hope to pre- suggests It is actually the length of sent more films soon. The Library has a film catalog the line drawn beside the magnified that patrons are welcome to look at if they will ask. We illustration. The Glenville Democrat would be delighted with suggestions for films to order, j The film to be shown next is "Cracking the Stone Published Every Thursday Age Code." This film delves into the stone circles of By GILMER COUNTY PUBLISHING, INC. Britain and examines the life of Alexander Thorn, who At 109E. MainSt. inGlenville, WeatVirglnia26351 has some thought provoking theories about the 65 Phone 462-7309 ,, (USP$ 22020) -- "p rimitive Britons and their discoveries. Date for the This small but lively beetle is devel- Second-Class postage paid at Glenvllle film is Friday, September 7 at 7:00 p.m. in the Library. optd from white larvae that live and additional mailing offices. New Books: "The Silmarillion" by Tolkien. The among the roots ofcorn or plants ofthe Subscription price $6.00 tax included In Gtlmer County; other West author thought of this as his greatest book. "New melon-squash-cucumber family, and Virginia residents $6.50 plus tax. Out of state subscriptions $8,00. Can- Guide to Distance Running" from the editors of it does a great dealofdamage. not accept subscriptions for less than six months. "Runner's World Magazine" has more than 60 articles Early in the season the beetle may ROBERT D. ARNOLD EDITOR/PUBLIsHER that explore all facets of distance running. The author be controlled by sowing radish seeds in JOAN Y, LAYNE OFFICE MANAGER of "The Immigrants", Howard Fast has done it again!the same hills with cucumbers or book continues the me repel the beetles of Layette dau Barbara.