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August 1, 1975

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Page II additional our replace federal value far the increased a this The extra Year, said Highways appears to alaendment area, increase in Will actually rentains a big totaling $14,495,603 to be advertised in August, according to Gov. Arch Moore. One might say that while the poor {rural counties} get poorer, the rich {city counties} get the paving. One 4 to 5 mile stretch of Rt. 5, from Dekalb to the Calhoun County line, is to be resurfaced. The other two projects in Gilmer: a section of Rt. 47 {Cox's Mill - Troy Road}; a section of Rt. 18 near the Doddridge line. Also to be advertised for bid: 2.54 miles of Rt. 16 between Grantsvilla and SmithviLle; Kanawha Run Rd., Rt. 15, in Braxton County. Slow approval from the District and Charleston offices of DOH also appears to hold up work here. DOH officials allegedly promised to upgrade Rt. 5 when 1-79 was completed. To date, the promise has not been fulfilled, nor has "upgrading" been defined. The District office in Weston does report that a proiect plan to widen and resurface {on the existing grade} Rt. 5 hi to between Glanvilla and the Braxton "ghway. County line is now underway. According to Engineer Walter Gil- ls already bertson, the plan calls for widening the resurfacing 18-foot wide sections of the road by included four feet. Short stretches of the projects highway near Glenville and BurnsviLle, he said, were previously widened to 22 feet. "We hope to contract this out this year." he said. One new bridge was built in Calhoun County, but it's a small back road bridge in a little-traveled area. Repeated requests to replace the narrow, dangerous Route 5 bridge at Sand Fork seem to have fallen on deaf ears. Asked about the replacement of the Sand Fork Bridge on Rt. 5, DOH official Gilbertson replied that they are considering a proposal for realignment of the approach to the bridge on the northern end. Gilbertson emphasized that this is only a proposal. The highway in the area approachinR the north end of the bridge has been the scene of several accidents in recent years, including two that resulted in fatalities. The accident rate on Rt. 5. although never officially blamed on "road conditions." speaks for itself. The State Police office in Gilmer reports that they investigated 16 accidents on Rt. 5 East {the worst section) in 1974. One person was killed, 13 were injured. Braxton County State Police reported 14 accidents from their county line to Burnsville between 1973 and July of this year. Another eleven accidents were investigated on Rt. 5 West between Glenville and Grantsville in 1974. with four persons injured. So far in 1975. one person was killed in an accident on Rt. 5 West, and eight accidents with tive iniured have been investigated on Rt. 5 East. These figures do not include accidents investigated by the Sheriffs' departments of aLl three counties. Whether improved road consitions would reduce the number of accidents is, of course, conjecture. But one thing on which most agree: better roads couldn't make the accident rate any worse. Weekly deadline for all news and is Monday at 5 p.m. Have your news srl in early to avoid disapp(Nntment GARTON REAL ESTATE INC. BROKER Serving The Real Estate Needs of Gitmer, Lewis, Braxton, Upshur, and Harrison Counties. Phone 269-1527 421 MAIN AVE. WESTON, WV 26452 July 31, 1975 The GlenvUle Democrat/Pathfinder 7 attend: AE dinner, land use conference Col. Loren McCartney. president of the Gilmer County Farm Bureau. attended the W.Va. Agricultural Hall of Fame Recognition Dinner and State Farm Bureau Land Use Conference at Jackson's Mill on Sunday, July 27. Russell G. Ellyson was one of 10 of the first honorees enshrined this year. FJlyson is a former Gilmer County resident and graduate of Glenville Normal School now GSC. Another Glenville Normal grad. Ira Brooks Boggs, was honored posthumously. He is believed to have been from Roane County. McCartney said that three sites +~ r,~ being considered for the Agric~lltt+re Hall of Fame - Jackson's Mill, Cod;Jr Lakes at Ripley and the State Fair at Lewisburg. The Hall of Fame was chartered with two obiectives: to boner individuals and groups who have made outstanding contributions to agricul- ture in the state, and to establish and maintain an agriculture museum. The Land Use Conference centered into private land-use decis,oI~s landowners to have increased ~aput into private land-use decision curref~t- ly being made by lawmakers. N '~1 WILL START PICKING HALE HAVEN AUGUST 4TH PLEASE BRING CONTAINERS PHONE 765-2000 i J ] _ il ii. of 6 I VAC PAC 12 oz. pkg. e ~be ~be ~be lb. WHOLE LEGS OR THIGHS lb. 411 Meat or AII Beef 12 oz. No Change I I II I onmy ncxs nEAST$ (w|fh ribs) ,! _+ ~e EI t self.rising $ Ibs. I/b. 2 for 18 oz. 4 for 16 OZ. 3 for 16 oz. 11 oz. J ' (10 off bbb) 49 oz. iI 10 oz. pkg. IIIIII II I J+ I I + 4 roll pkg. IIII I SeWSage, or cheese 2 for / 3 far doz. m.-9 p.m. EAST IIAIH ST. GLENVILL[