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August 6, 1976

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The Glenville Pathfinder A Gilmer Graphics, Inc. Newspaper Published By and For Gilmer County People Single Copy Price 15c [Incl. Tax] I  IN THE SADDLE-This little tyke got one of his first ahu, dy at the Glenvlile Elementary PTA benefit horse show ' fa For an inside look at one of the participants and the show, see pages 4 and 5. [Democrat photo by Paul confidence in Glenville ality merchandise at prices you'll be pleasantly th will be found in Glenville this week when Will be honored with a tremendous Festival of progressive merchants, courteous sales- irl;tanding and efficient managers, and The jOCrat/Pathfinder are all working together to rs the biggest welcome and greatest values to aaY shopping center. They invite you to be here elves the great values they have to offer. with confidence in Glenville. Merchants Festival of Values posters wish to show you your busines,,', and will give ype best anywhere,  are constantly alert to your needs, shelves supplied with merchandise selected 'you, at prices that will save you money. Festival of Values pages in this week's Glenville Democrat/Pathfinder for all your find a big welcome at all of these fine Glenville. firms for value: Community Super Market, Piety, Glenville Ford Sales, Modern Dry Towne Bookstore, Spirit of Fashion, a Union Bank, Hamric's Jewelry, Davis Superette, Guyan Shoe Outlet, Calhoun Glenville Supply, Hardman's True Value, Zrrnacy, M & G Furniture, Ben Franklin, Elementary school to l00et Four.D fire protection The Gilmer County Board of reduced priced meals and free milk Education agreed last Monday, July 23 available through the National School to a proposal whereby the new Lunch or School Breakfast programs Glenville Elementary School will be and the Special Milk program. able to utilize the fire protection Every parent with school-age devices and facilities of Four D children will receive a copy of the Manufacturing in return for a guidelines, so they can determine their guarantee that would enable Four D to eligibility. tie into the school's waste disposal system. Families who don't meet the income requirements may qualify if The agreement, which must be they have certain other specified approved by Four D's lawyer, states expenses. that Four D must pay for the cost of the In other business the board: tie-in if they should decide to do so. Four D would only be allowed to use the system as a means of discharging sink and toilet wastes for no more than 20 employees per shift. The board also adopted family size income criteria for determining the eligibility of students for free and NAMED Bill Jones Freshman basketball coach. Head Basketball Coach Dave Barnes will coach both the varsity and junior varsity teams. HEARD a report from Superinten- dent Ron Welty concerning various school construction projects. He told the board that classroom doors and entrance doors are presently being installed at the Gilmer County High School. Tiles in the hallways at the high school are also being replaced and the echoers cafeteria project should be completed in three to four weeks. He also reported that the interior of the Glenville Elementary School had received its first coat of paint. AC the resignation of the following personnel: Marshall Barn- house--band director at Gilmer County High School, Herman Nutter-- bus driver, Janet Stringo--Women's physical education teacher at GCHS and Aunetta Summers--GCHS tea- cher. EMPLOYED the following person- nel: June Miller--teacher, Troy Elementary: Geneva Kirkpatrick-- Homebound Instructor: Mary Massey --teacher, Sand Fork; Patrtcia Jones--teacher, Normantown School; Pam Butcher--teacher, Normantown School: Judy Thomas--teacher, GCHS, Jerome Wains-- band instructor, GCHS; Betty Woofter--teacher, GCHS, Employed as a result of the ESEA Title I project were: Robert H. Hardman-Director of Title I; Edna Marie Huff:Title I secretary; Heinu Norman.Home School visitor, Mary Morrow-school nurse: Faye Tomblin- tutor aide, Sand Fork Elementary and the following remedial reading teachers: Gloria Summers-Glenville Elementary; Dorothy Rhoades-Sand Fork Elementary; and Annabelle Gillespie, Normantown Elementary. The board also employed the substitute teachers: Sharon James, Fie Davis Reed, Linda L. Fullen, Sharon K. Phares and Kent D. Kennedy. City votes to extend water to out-of-towners on Mineral Road The Glendle City Council agreed Monday night, Aug. 2 to extend city water to eight new customers who live on Mineral Rd., outside the city limits. Stuart Davis, one of the residents involved, presented a plan to the council whereby the people who live outside the city on Mineral Rd. will pay to have a two-inch water line laid from in front of their homes to a line at Glenville State College's new athletic field. The college owns the water line from the athletic field to the U.S. Forestry building. The mayor was instructed to talk to college officials to see if they would grant that portion of the water line to the city. According to Davis, the new line would extend about 1,000 ft. The city will not charge the sidents a hook- fee and Mike Dualioy, manager of " Glenville Utility Co., will inspect the job. In other business the council: Placesd 75 per cent of the $1,530.09 they received in coal severance tax revenues into the new streets, sidewalks and sewer line item of their budget. According to City Recorder Edna White and Councilman Robert Reed, the state has said that the revenues must be used for some sort of improvement and cannot be used for a line item in which the city has spent less than 100 percent of the amount Commissioners to build tennis courts dtoYverCOmmission stays in those counties where the coal The garage on will be built r $3,000 in was produced. The remaining 25 per property immediately adjacent to the _ revenues for the cent is distributed on a population Glenville Volunteer Fire Dept. building. COurts at the percentage basis to the state s various The land for the garage was donated to ation Center. the county by State Del. Billy Burke. twas made at counties and municipalities. Monday Aug. 2. The commissioners also appointed .tiate that they The commissioners also awarded Steven Godfrey of Stouts Mill as the 1 $8.000 in coal the bid for construction of an new county dog warden. Godfrey .ues by the end of ambulance garage to Central General replaces Asa Bush who recently is o donate this Inc. of Vienna. The bid was in the retired because of ill health. Godfrey ,., Unty Medical amount of $56,643. It was the only bid will impound dogs at his residence. lp them pay on made. ---- ....... Schedule set for senior f valuation on citizen medico  earmarked the ,"Zsd to counties assessments .e Gilmer County Community ts. Action Association has announced a cl, 75 per cent new scheduling plan for those senior down citizens they transport out of the County Assessor Dick Stal- naker is currently visiting the homes of Gilmer county residents reassessing property values which are at a new, increased appraisal rate. The State Tax Department recently raised the appraised value of Gilmer County property by an average of 54.94 per cent. According to Stalnaker. county property has previously been assessed at 70 per cent of its appraisal value. With the new appraisal rates Stalnaker has lowered the assessment to 52 per cent of appraised value. The reappraisal was con- ducted under the authority of H.B. 75, which was passed in 1957. This is the first time Gilmer County property has been reappraisod since 1963. county for medical appointments. The purpose of the schedule is to coordinate trips in order to avoid one-passenger trips. The CAA can transport four passengers per trip. Passengers must have a medical, dental, social security or related appointment. The trips are free to any senior citizen. The schedule begins in Septem- ber. On Sept. 3 a car is scheduled to arrive in Weston at 10 a.m. On Sept. 7 a car is scheduled to arrive in Clarksburg at 10:30 a.m. On Sept. 14 a car is scheduled to arrive in Weston at 10 a.m. On Sept 21 a car is scheduled to arrive in Parkersburg at 11 a.m. and on Sept. 28 a car is scheduled to arrive in Weston at 10 a.m. If anyone wishes to include destinations other than those listed on the schedule,, contact the Glenville Senior Citizens Center. To make advance trip reservations call 462-5149. $266.03 their share by of state. reported were didates who the May 11 amount of number of totals. collected by deposited in thereafter Counties in . Pulation. the state Gilmer the least received budgeted for that item in 1975. The city cut almost every line item appropria- tion for 1976, so there is no way they can spend as much as they did in 1975. The new streets, sidewalks and sewer line item was one item that the city hadn't budgeted for in 1975 or 1976. so they were able to place the money in this account. Tom McPhermm, representing Kanawha Union Bank, appeared before the council to ask them to reconsider their decision made last month in which they refused a request from the bank to take down two perking meters along PoweU St., adjacent to the lnk's new p,]ot. McPherson pointed out that the new lot was for employee parking and the old lot behind the bank is to be used for short-term customer parking. He maintained that the removal of two meters along PoweU St. was essential in order to permit access to the new lot. Council agreed to remove the meters. Worthy Helmick of Clayton St. appeared before the council to ask that the city consider locating a fire hydrant on the east side of Clayton St. He pointed out that in case of a fire on that side of the street, firemen would have to stretch a hose from the opposite side of the street, possibly for a long distance. Mayor Delbert Davidson said that he would investigate the matter and see what would be involved. The council approved a mobile home lit fled by Ross Van Horn. The cit :,e:zfly passed an ordinance that the tank would be completed within four to five weeks. Davidson also reported that B. C, Murphy, who owns the property on which the road to the new water tank is located, asked that it be entered in the record that he does not want his property to revert to the city since they are the primary users of the roacl. Councilman Qerk Wolfe sug- gested that council send a letter to U.S. Congressman John Slack informing him of the city's desire to have funds from any new public works projects appropriated for a new city building for Glenville. requtrLrR uatures from 75 per cent ofth e In,  vners thin 300 ft. of the site where a new mobile home is to be located. Van Horn secured the signatures of 100 per cent of the residents within 300 ft. of his mobile home. Mayor Devidson reported that work on the new city water tank had been progressing for the past week-and-a-half. He expressed hope The council  dt,.mmd s to Mayor Davidson there is a move afoot among state judges to see that legislation is passed to make the municipal judgeship an elective office. The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that mayors may have a conflict of interest in sitting as municipal judges. Mayor Davidson predicted that such a new law would he passed by January, 1977. Farm bureau to honor Reeds' community service Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert Reed will be honored for their many years of community service at the fifth annual Gilmer County Farm Bureau Dinner, Saturday, Aug. 7 at the Gilmer County Recreation Center. Reed has been a farm bureau member for the past 47 years. He served as a director for almost 35 years and as secretary for over 30 years. He served as chairman of the local farm show soon after its organization 30 years ago as the Grain and Potato Show. This first show was held in the Methodist Church since there were no other available buildings. He was also the first chairman of the Gilmer County Industrial Develop- ment Association. He has been a member of various other groups and committees which have worked for the betterment of the community. Reed taught school in Gilmer and Braxton counties for 42 years. He began his teaching career in a one-room school house. He subse- quently organized and was the first principal of Rosedale Junior High School for eight years before returning to Gilmer County as principal of Sand Fork High School. He held this position for 22 years until his retirement in 1964. His wife, Gladys, also taught school for two years but she is better known for her active role in many community clubs and organizations. She was the first woman to be chairman of the Gilmer County Agricultural Committee. She is a past president of the Gilmer County Homemakers Club and has served as president of the local farm bureau's women's organization eight of the ten years it has been in existence. In 1969 she was honored at the Natmnal Farm Bureau conference in Kansas City, Me. as Mrs. West Virginia Farm Bureau. It was her, idea to begin a historical scrapboo for the local farm bureau. It is on display every year at AN HONORED COUPLE-Mr. and Mrs, Gilbert Reed will receive special recognition at the Gllmer County Farm Bureau's Commty Dinner Saturday, Aug. 7 at the Gilmer County Recreation Center, le couple has been active in farm bureau and other community affairs. [Democrat photo by Paul Brown] Jackson's Mill. Several other counties have followed Mrs. Reed's lead in establishing similar scrapbooks. Mr. Reed was weakened by a mild stroke Last winter and may not be able to spend a great deal of time at the dinner. Farm bureau organizers urge all residents of the county to turn om and help honor these two people who have contributed so much to their community. The dinner begins at 6 p.m. The! only admission price is a covered dish ' of y,ur choosing. { the State Farm Bureau Convention in !!i