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Says that tomorrow is one of the best fishing days in me. "I'm going over to Stonecoal Lake. Want to down an invitation to wet a Line, and when it's spiced up fishing-catching prognostication.., well, who could words of wisdom: "If you can stay until pretty good. I'll bring a bucket of crayfish. Kermit of bluegills and bass on them late one night last Y electric-motor-powered canoe in the evening of August to Bob about that Sports Afield fish forecasting had second thoughts about mystical predictions. more like superstition than scientific truth. I wouldn't say :or I still change direction when I see a black cat about to t just say I'm a doubter. For example, according to "The the best time to plant tomatoes is during the LIGHT of the day the moon is new to the day it is full. This to plant" was from April 7 to 13. We planted ours on May See all the tomatoes we reaped. Yet the spinach seed we right never got more than a half inch high. Maybe, we planted on a Sunday. A neighbor had warned us grow. outdoor magazine's forecast, Bob exuded confidence as we headed for the point where he and Kermit :hose crawdads," he said, as he put one - about Next he pinched on a small spLit shot just above the "to get it down deep," lie advised. I watched him for a own rig - a small, floating-type minnow lure, It wasn't ability of Bob's pinoer-claw crawdads; I just that had Once worked well for me in Georgia would do as | State reservoir. First, I tied a two-way swivel to my line, two-pound-test leader to which I tied the lure. I SWivel. The weight bumps along the bottom while the lure higher up. from the bank when I cast. A cardinal whistled its up on the hill. If quiet, scenic surroundings and anything to do with that Sports Afield calendar we ought to take home a canoeful of fish. Everything - even water conditions - appeared perfect. over the water everywhere The state had stocked food fish in Stneeel in June. By mid-August the about 175,000. out," Bob murmured one hour and a dozen crayfish later. "Maybe it's too early." We brought in our lines and the candy you want in one store you go to another. atae. Bob was confident that the second lake-site store we wanted. anything here," I said, reaching for a can of what I ?' - worms. I had dug them from under our apple doubted that crawdads would catch fish, mind you, but But when I uncapped the can, every worm was dead! I digging I found a big, fat, yellow-headed, white grub can too. Apparently grubs and garden worms are not up a Limp piece of garden hackle to see if I could taking an evening snack. Within seconds my "a bite. I set the hook and reeled in our first fish of the sunfish, all four inches of him. "At least we know said. And there were oers One 0-inCh bass grabbed ran. Encouraged then, I gave in to BoWs urging and I hooked another sunfish, this one a pumpkinseed, six first keeper, a hand-size bluegill that we put on the we had emptied that store shelf. At least we never got the same in two other coves. We fished deep; we with live crayfish, dead worms and tempting We saw bass jump, apparently after shad, but they "B O." So as a whippoorwill's song echoed across the steered for the boat ramp and left for home. my Almanac - the farmer one, that is. On page 91 when (1} the barometer is rising or high; {2) when the and the full {hmmm, same as best planting time!}; Oon is in the astrological sign of Cancer, Pisces, or ;i August Listed in this Almanac as days during whioh the August 3-4 and 30-31. Nothing about August 11. The in Leo and the barometer must have been falling. another fish forecasting "bible" - the solunar tables in tables are designed to forecast the times of the day are most Likely to feed and be active. Based on the z end moon in relation to the earth, they predict the time can be expected, For August 11, that feeding 11 was 6 p.)m. That may have been fish feeding fish were dining on shad - not crawdads and dead forecaster, this one a chart sent to me by the York. This unusual and valuable chart, they say, is the of the moon and movement of the celestial of the geographical and meteorological the weather. That sounds scientific enough to be the chart says, is a "moderately good" fishing day. bass in five hours of hard fishing by two guys, I good! But Cortland is foxy. The last line at the reads: to 8o fishing is when you have the time." Now that I 119.4 miles west of Weston of Quality Built Homes 14 WIDES - DOUBLE WIDES MODULAR ON DISPLAY DISPLAYED AND LIGHTED -- Open Friday til 8 p.m. of W.Va. Mobile Homes Association O *** Looking f r action August 26, 1976 The Glenville Democrat/ Pathfinder + Remember-4)ctober I is the la I. day to register to vote in year's General Election. NATURAL FOODS AND CRAFTS Jeans, T-Shirts, Sweat Shirts At Low Prices FARMERS MARKET AND FLEA MARKET EVERY SATURDAY THRU SEPTEMBER BRING YOUR EXTRA PRODUCE APPALACHIAN ALTERNATIVES 405 N. Lewis The Woodshed Building Glenviile, W. Va. STILL NO TAKERS - The Blackburn United Methodist Church, located at the mouth of Rocky Fork on Indian Fork Road, still haven't found anyone to play their softball teams. The girls' team issued challenges to other teams. The players are [front row l-r] Elizabeth Marks, Juanita Milld, dbaura Mills and Angle Mills. [Back row l-r] Judy Marks says "Give 'em ! eeecK , Karen McHenry says "Go get 'em", Debbie Reaser, Melody McHenry says "Stomp 'em in the ground", Becky Heater, Debbie Marks, Cathy Marks, Mary Riffle says "Shut 'em out", and Cora Persinger says "tear 'em up." If you'd like to play call 462-8650 or 462-7216. You're welcome to ioin the team in practices on Wednesdays and Saturdays. The games will be played on Sundays. Braxton Fair ,ffers variety One of the larger events of the Braxton Fair is the Woodchoping Contest which will take place beginninr at 2 v.m. on Saturday Aug. 28 at the 4-H Camp.grounds on Airport Road. World Champion Woodchopper, Arden Cogar, will perform in this event. Already several out-of-state contestants have expressed a desire to complete in this particular contest. The Woodchopping Contest is just one of several exciting and action- packed events being held on Saturday. Also included in the schedule is the Muzzle Loading Rifle Shoot at 10 a.m., the Coon Hunters Swim and Treeing Contest at 5 p.m., the Fire Department Water Battles at 6 p,m., the Open Horse Show at 7 p.m. and the Square Dancers at 8 p.m. Friday's schedule begins with the Braxton County Band performing at 5:30 p.m. The Fire Department Water Battles begin at 6 p.m. Pat Shields has organized an Ole Time Music Contest to begin at 7 p.m. {registration is at 6 p.m.) Then at about 9 p.m. Shields and his group will perform Blue Grass music, The Central W Va. Riding Club is sponsoring a 4-H Horse Show to begin at 7 p.m. Exhibits and antique cars will be on display on Friday too, The Youth Day will highlight Thursday's activities beginning with registration at 5. Events include a greased pole contest with the winner receiving a $20 bill, a greased pig chase {the winner in each group will get to keep the pig as prize}, a sack race {bring a sack} and a three-legged race. Each of the winners in the races will be awarded a $2 bill. The winners in the bicycle rodeo will be awarded a $2 bill. At 8 p.m. Jamie Williams and his group will perform. You can participate in the fair by exhibiting canned goods, horticulture crops, needlework, ceramics and Gilmer Red Cross seeks disaster funds The Gilmer County Chapter of American Red Cross is asking local residents to contribute to a special disaster fund set up for victims of the recent hurricanes, floods and earth- quales around the world, Make checks payable to the Gilmer County Red Cross and Mail to 945 Mineral Road, Glenville, School and Office Supplies'.' See Us First! Gilmer Graphics, Inc. ]09 E. Main St., Glenvflle, WV. oo  same".,, and not one at a " time, either. So why not : protect them the way they live . . . all together , . . " with a Metropolitan Life ! Family Plan Endowment : with Income Benefits, : Call me today for details. : HUNTER B. BEALL, JR. 813 Grsnd Central Avenue Vienna, W.Va. 26105 ." : Office: (304) 295-4561 : : Residence (304} 295-5353 : ". Metropolitan ".- Wi tt ft. i : 1cl iltl s txw :. MetropolitanLtfelns Co, N Y, N Y * @o el.orel 000 eee livestock. Exhibits, except livestock, must be brought to the 4-H Dinning Hall between the hours of 1-6 p.m. on Thursday. The exhibit hall will be open from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday and 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday. Members of the Elk Valley Extension Homemakers will be with the exhibits throughout both afternoons and evenings. 7['he livestock must be registered by noon on Friday and may be taken home that evening. Check a Fair Book for additional information. The Fair Directors have also decided to charge a small fee of $1 per car for Saturday's activities. The proceeds will go back to the Fair Directors in order that they might bring bigger and better events to you next year. Turkey Shoot Saturday, August 28, 1976 at I P.M. to 6 P.m. at Shirley McCumbers Residence on Grass Run There will be a turkey shoot every Saturday Purina Farmers Chows Friend We carry a complete line of Purina Chows  Health Care Products, also a complete line of Protein Blocks, Salts Supplements. Custom Mixed Feeds DAWSON TACK SUPPLY Glenville, WV Stonewall Jackson September 3, 4, 5, 6 Jackson's M,II, Westn, W. Va. Celebrating the craftsmanship and the artistry of the Admission: *1" For Adults 50  For Children 12 And Under Hours: Frklay -, 12 Noon To 9 P.M, Saturday And Sunday 10 AaM. To 9 P.M. Appalachian people.| More than 80 artists and | craftsmen demonsmitli Monday 10 A.M. To 4 P.M. their skills. Continuous mountain music. Country cooking. Many other events celebraUn our herlge, For Mdre information: Stonewall Jackson Heritage Arts & jubilee Committee : + P. O. Box 956, Weston, we, 26452, 13041 269-4660 ,'