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~[MIER $tan on RTS in the P I longer. I had to get up to see Benoit (Ben-wa). Did his b~nk-caught golden trout he took from the Elk River earlier ~e aquarium ride to Canada? I couldn't wait until my vacation visit to find out, so I corraled my canoe and camoing gear and my bass-bugging flyrod, cranked and set out for northern Maine. There I was to meet up who had agreed to have his company float plane to ferry me into the bush. on the water tied to the dock when I arrived. I met Ben at a breakfast. "Scotty'll fly you in." Ben explained. "The so you ought to be into the Baskatoug by noon. He'll set J la Rapide and you can paddle to Benoit's from there. We'll after tomorrow." ~noe tied to a pontoon, we raced over the lake and , The International Paper Co. plane is no jet, but it can move MOosehead, Chesuncook and Church-hill zipped by below foil bang between the dark green forests of pine. We then headed northwest for the bush-and-water aded in fog. but Scotty found a "hole," dropped us of the glistening water, then leveled out for a landing. motor died. I clambered out and with Scotty's help- canoe. Stan. You oughta make good time," Scotty said as I item seat. "See you in two days. Good luck." I waved and for a Narrows that connects big Rapid Lake with the I knew" Benoit and Mandy, his moose, often fished a-niche). Benoit's backwoods shanty-like home, Was located on the next little lake northwest of the pond. I in rather than fly all the way, so I'd have a chance to try for a Canadian version of landlocked salmon. the end of the lake, I let the current carry me into the an occasional splash, the wilderness was silent-a here I had watched Mandy the moose swoop up a big r~assive rack, then dump it at Benoit's feet. He refuses to and instead has trained his animal friends to do his for him. empty this day-calm, with nary a ripple anywhere. I took on a white, green and orange deer-hair streamer I had my skill against the Canadian salmon. I hadn't cast a fin four years or more, so I needed to practice before trying Quananiche. Was sloppy, the streamer slapping the water like a frog Pad. I stripped in line, lifted the line from the water, false laid out 40 feet of line hardly dimpling the water-a perfect I nonchalantly stripped in line, but the streamer atl hell broke loose. Weeds flew: water splashed: the a hook-stung fish came boiling out of bed in a furious. It took me totally by surprise. I stripped in line as leaping lunker from the weeds. I had to get him out to land the unexpected prize. Strangely, however, it the taking all my slack line. Now I had him, I knew, I wore him down, playing him from the reel. A didn't seem right, for I knew that Mandy the moose to do with those toothy pike, and this was Mandy's pond. I turned the canoe and paddle back to where the faster ~rrows entered the pond. That was where Mandy had that summer day several years ago. I slipped my paddle and ~rabbed my fishing rod. One fast cast.. '. Just as the streamer settled to the water, a bellowing roar clam. I-must have lifted 3 feet off my seat. My fly line lay st dropped my rod. Then I heard a familiar guffaw. August 28, 1975 The Glenvtlle Democrat/Pathfinder eckert toad The Gilmer County Athletic Boosters Club's "Hillbilly Saturday Night" got off to a late start last weekend, too late for many waiting spectators who returned home to alternate activities. But for four-year-old Kevin Porter, it was a night to remember. His borrowed toad hopped approximately 13 feet to cop first prize of $5. Kevin split the prize with Darlene Heckert. 4, whose toad succeeded in setting a Conrad Court St. leaping record. Kevin's grandmother, Mrs. Flora Belle Putnam, entered a toad which captured second place. Spectators said that the winning hop toad, apparently unnamed, continued his championship ways and Meet/n@ for Titan girls basketball Girls interested in playing basket- ball during the season at Gilmer County H.S. are requested to meet at the high school gym on Thursday, August 28 at 7 p.m. GSC to offer clas: Glenvil_le State College will offer 28 classes in 17 subjects on the Parkersburg Community College cam- pus in the fall semester, Willis Perry, P(XX;SC coordinator said. adding that four new course offerings will include chemistry, math, and an additional class in computer science. Courses offered on campus in Parkersburg allow students to enroll in GSC classes upon completeion of the two, year degree at PCC. Listing are included in accounting, art, computer science, economics, education, English, Finance, marketing, music, math, physical education, psychology, secretarial science, cne- mi_stry, sociology and speech. Advanced Organic Chemistry, Poly- mer Chemistry, Computer Applications and Probability and Statics ere being taught in Parkersburg for the first time this year. he said. Perry, who coordinates the academic program between the two institutions, counsels students on the PCC campus concerning four-year programs available at GSC. Tuition for GSC classes is $12 per hour for West Virginia residents. nearly got away from Kevin. "He was more interested in catching that toad than in getting the $5," one onlooker said. The toad race ran from a white line marking off a pedestrian area for persons confined to wheelchairs to the east side of Conrad Court St. The Porter-Heckert toad made it to the other side, which proved too far a distance for the other three entries. Hillbilly Saturday Night sponsors apologized for the confusion and disorganization arising from apparent poor planning which saw the bingo contest as the only other event to occur as planned. A band which had promised to provide music for square dancing "changed their mind" and decided not to show. /ands Seckloy golf standout Tim Carney, a golf coach at Glenville State College, announced today that Jim Salango, 18, former number one man on the Woodrow Wilson H.S. team, will enroll and participate in GSC's golf program. GSC linksters were tops last season in the WVIAC, ~hing as state champions and later participat- ing in the NAIA college golf tournament in Texas. Salango, from Beckley. captaineo his high school golf squad this past season and is a three-year letterman. He and another outstanding enterin~ freshman, Jim Brady of Olean, N.Y., should prove valuable additions to the team, Carndy said. Saddles Bridles htns DAWSON Tack & Supply All Horse Care Products Available. At Dawson Farm - 462-7119 Horse Blanket Halter Horse She~ ]immie & Earl Fitzwater Hair Styling & Reg. 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But as I did, what looked like an old log and as it did, Benoit becked up. Frantically, he bowing under the strain, Then the log took out of the water and onto the bank. It was a baby alligator to Benoit's fishing line. That gator was what haCl silly. canoe and took a swig of the Spruce juice to calm my nerves "I wrote to that Belle Glade gator grabbin' guy who down in the Everglades last year. He sent me Glady's here," trainin' her to get me pike." gator, Benoit went on, that came to an untimely end while. Little Kanawha last year. "Remember?" Benoit asked. that the escapade had been a dream. But here Benoit ~nOther ~ator friend! my bush country buddy asked, and I told him of my and urge to find out how the West Virginia golden trout "'We will go on beag fishin' trip for Quananicha have one for dinner tonight, okay?" 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