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August 27, 1976     The Glenville Democrat
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August 27, 1976

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The Glenville Pathfinder000000 A Gilmer Graphics, Inc. Newspaper Published By and For Gilmer County People Sine Copy Price 15c [Incl. Tax] mmqvnn! CJ! tan COtVI'V,  _%A 27, |MM 'llelvin Garrett [in water] and Ted hing Thursday night, Aug. 19 driven by Chester Greenlief River from River St. They helped the occupants of the truck escape and later the next morning they were on the scene to help tow the truck out of the water. [Democrat photo] - Melvin Garrett gets clear of the truck u the Ford pulls the pickup out of the fiver. A Roland Greenlief was seriously hurt and k in [Democrat photo] shopping easier lady said: eling to be among people you know OVerheard when a Glenville customer city shopping trip where she encountered and "don't care" attitutde of big city fellowship and trust are basic needs, and attributes here in Glenville. You can with friends and neighbors to help need at the price you want to pay. have to offer? shopping facilities, accessible to a large tble shopping quarters, manned by Salespeople. of assorted fabrics from all over the finest designers. wear, ladies' ready-to-wear and e dress anybody for any occasion. auticians and expert hair stylists to woman. Pharmacy and drug store to safeguard health. and variety stores stocked with foods and fit any budget. automobiles and trucks of all makes and pleasure. nd farm implements, parts, and skilled technicians to service all makes tnd building supply people to erect and and painters who can satisfy every 3 to provide you with protection provide you with home or business "Festival of Values" posters Shop at these places: Community Variety, Glenville Ford Sales, Sears, Towne Bookstore, Spirit of Union Bank, Hamric's Jewelry, Superette, Guyan Shoe Outlet, Glenville Supply, Hardman's True M & G Furniture, Ben Franklin, Truck falls into river A pickup truck driven by Chester Greenlief, 36, of Glenville tumbled into the Little Kanawha River last Thursday night, Aug. 16 when he went over the edge of River St. in an attempt to let another car pass. According to Gilmer County Sheriff Clark James, the truck rolled over twice before landing upright in the river. Roland Greenlief, the driver's brother, was riding in the cab at the time. Roger Greenlief, the driver's nephew, was riding in the back of the truck but leaped to safety when the truck began to slip over the bank. He was uninjured. Ted Greenlief and Kevin Garrett, who were fishing in the river just above the spot where the truck entered the water reacted quickly to the accident. TedGreenlief paddled up to the truck and  pulled ROger Greenlief out of the passenger side window. The two Greenliefs are second cousins. The driver, Chester, sustained minor cuts and bruises, while Roland was taken to University Hospital in Morgantown. He suffered two broken ribs and a back injury. Although he returned home on Saturday, Aug. 21, he developed internal bleeding and was taken back to University Hospital on Sunday. No charges were made in the case. "Someone had just mowed the grass along the bank on that side of the road and it made it look like there was more room there than there was," said Sheriff James.  "If the truck hadn't turned right-side-up, they stood a pretty good chance of drowning. They were pretty lucky the way it turned out," added the sheriff. Water projects approved The Department of Housing and Urban Development {HUE)) gave approval last week for the plans to spend $55,000 which was left over from a HUD grant for the construction of city water tank. The city had overestimated the cost of the tank by $55,000 when they applied for the grant. In order to qualify to spend this excess money the city had to re-submit water-related projects for funding. The city council complied a list of project priorities for the money. The number one priority is the possible renovation of the old city water tank. This would provide the city with an additional 150,000 gallons of water. The new tank will hold 300,000 gallons of water. According to Mayor Delbert Davidson, after the old tank is drained water department employees will make a visual inspection of the tank to determine the extent of probable repairs. If it looks like the reapir costs will make the project feasible, the tank will then be x-rayed to determine just County farm sales total million The market value of all agricultural products sold by the 236 farms in Gilmer County in Ir,i amounted to $585,000, according . a preliminary report of the 1974 Census of Agriculture released today by the U.S. Department of Commerce's Bureau of the Census. The figures are for farms qualifying under the definition first used for the 1959 Census of Agriculture: Places of less than 10 acres were counted as farms if sales of agricultural products amounted to, or norvally woul d amount to, at least $250. Places of 10 acres or more were counted as farms if sales of agricultural products for the year amounted to, or normally would amount to, at least $50. Farms reporting less than $1,000 in sales numbered 28 in 1974. The value of all agricultural products sold by these farms totaled $4,000. Figures for farms with sales of $2,500 Numbered 55 for 1974 and 66 for 1969. These farms accounted for $424,000 of all agricultural products sold in 1974 and $420,000 in 1969. Their average size increased from 433 to 534 acres during the five years. The value per acre climbed from $69 to $174, raising the average value per farm from $25,655 to $92,565. The market value of livestock and their products on these farms was $300,000 in 1974: and crop sales, including nursery products and hay, $107,000; and forest products, $16,000. Foster parents, children picnic at Cedar Creek with their family they hate to see them go." The Gilmer-Calhoun Welfare departments currently have about 85 children placed in 40 foster homes. Accordng to Mrs. Wolfe, the departments place about two or three children each month. The welfare department is always looking for more foster homes. where the thinnest spots are and then it will be sandblasted and re-coated on the inside. The second priority will be to run a two-inch water line from Stewart's Creek bridge to the vicinity of the old fairground property. The third priority will be to upgrade the water line along Van Horn Drive to a two-inch line. The fourth priority will be the replacemtnt of existing 3/4 in. Water line along River St. with a two.inch water line. Davidson noted that about two months of paper work must be completed before any kind of work can begin, he predicted the projects would begin next spring or possibly late this fall. City may receive funds to pave First Avenue Gee. Arch Moore contacted Glenville Mayor Delbert Davidson last week to inform him that $20,000 in state funds were available to the City of Glanville for paving, recreation and fire protection projects. The mayor wasted no time in finding uses for the money, He requested approximately $12,000 to pave First Ave. In Camden Flats and for re-paving from the end of Walnut St. through the college housing. Under fire protection he re- quested $5,000 for two fire hydrants, one to be placed on Clayton St. and one to replace a hydrant that was removed from near I.L. Morris farm on Rt. 33 and 119 east of Glanville. The mayor also requested $3,000 for new furniture and carpeting for tlm Town Hall meeting room. The city ham made application for funds for a new building, but Davison said if they do get the funds for a new building they'll still need new furniture. The governor must approve requests. "Christmas is going to come early for us if we get all the things we asked for," said Davtdeon. "We'd like to get more families so we can build a pool of homes to choose from," said Mrs. Wolfe. "We try to meet the child's need in the way of parents. Not everyone can take care of the same kind of child. Some are good with teen-agars and others are good with small children. Right now our biggest need is for foster parents who will take care of handicapped children and teenagers." The state pays the child's medical and dental bills, buys his school books and pays the foster parent a certain sum which is supposed to cover room, board and clothing, but Mrs. Wolfe said the money isn't so much and the foster parents are really more like volunteers than paid workers. If you are interested in becoming a foster parent, contact Mrs. Wolfe at the welfare department office. There were a lot of happy faces around the picnic shelter at Cedar Creek State Park last Thursday, August 19, when the Gilmer and Calhoun County Welfare Depts. held their annual foster family picnic. Over 50 foster children not only had a good time at the picnic, but because of the kindness of Gilmer and Calhoun Counties' foster parents they are insured of a happy existence each day. In the foster care program, the welfare departments place children who are temporarily without parents in foster homes. A child may be abandoned, his parent may have to go into the hospital or his parents may for some other reason not be able to take care of him. The duration of a foster child's stay may vary from one day to several years. In some instances this can cause a problem. "It's kind of tough being a foster parent because the child may only he with you for a weak or month or he may be with you for years. Foster parents sometime get pretty attached to a child." said Lorraine Wolfe, supervisor for family and children services for the local welfare departments, "We've got a lot of families with little children of their own and as they watch their foster children grow up AN ATFP2NTIV]E CLASS - Members of the Glanvflls kmtary PTA met in the new school last Tuesday night, August 17  a tour of the school and to listen to remarks from PTA President John Jamimm, school principal ]ames Ferris and superintendent of schools Ron Welty. The PTA members are seated above in a large classroom which will be pm'titimtod into three different rooms when the students arrive. [Democrat Iflm] PTA members pleased after tour of new school Members of the Glenville Elemen- tary School PTA met last Tuesday night, Aug. 17 to take a close-up look at the project they've been helping to complete. They were given a tour of the new elementary school for which they've been couductin fund-raising camp- aigns. The PTA is raising money to buy furniture for the school. They've collected $6,905 of their $10,0o0 goal. The $545,000 for construction of the school building will come from the state Better Schools Amendment funds. The Gilmer County Board of Education also appropriated between $25,000 and $50,000 for such things as lunch equipment, fence, library books and lockers. Although building materials, scaffoldings, ladders and other construction accouterments still abound in the building, Superintendent of Schools, Rou Welty and the new school's principal James Ferris assured the PTA members that the school would be ready for occupancy on Sept. 7, the first day of school. The two did, however, admit that there may be a few problems during the first few days of school. au new turmture has boon ordered and Ferris told the group that there was "a good possibility it will he here by the first of school." Welty pointed out three mistakes which have ocoured during construct- ion. The architect had originally planned to connect water fountains to the sinks located throughout the building. However, the state health department will not allow drinking fountains located on sinks. The architect is now placing four separate fountains throughout the building. il  Welty said the architect also a mistake in the type windows imtallsd in the building. The windows pivot open from the center, which doesn't permit screening. It also takes four keys to unlock a window. The archltt has told Welty that the windows will be replaced at the company's expense. The third mistake was the lack oG chalkboards in the art room kindergarten room. These will he installed in the near future. And for a few days the kids may have to carry sack lunch, if we don't get our electrical wiring done. "But actually, all these things am minor when you consider last year at this time we were trying to deride whether we should put up some  o metal building and now we've Sot something as nice as this. We'd like for everyone in the county to see it and we hope they'll want to put one in their town," Welty added. There will be 13 classrooms in the new building. The building also features a 40 ft. x 60 ft. "alLpurpo room" in which the students will eat lunch, have physical education classes and meet for assemblies, The facilty still lacks phyground equipment, but PTA President John Jamison announced that the Stoup plans to try and 8o beyond their $1o,ooo goal for furniture purclmmm qnd use the excess money to buy playground equipment. Recent donors to the PTA fund-raising efforts are : Mr. and Mrs. Jack Conrad, Mrs. S. M. Deal, Mr. and Mrs. Robert K. Gainer, Mr. and Mn. Robert L. Summers, Mr. and Mrs. Loren McCartuey, Mr. and Mrs. rk Wolfe, Mrs. Mary Wiant, Mr. and Mn, Joseph A. Estanich, Mr. and Mrs. A. T. Billips, Mrs. Fern Rollma and Clarissa Williams. i ! !ii i   i 'i il