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in the FIELD BY STAN MESEROLL Member _0 OR little red canoe into clear water at the low-water from Duck Run. For me, it was to be the first in five months; for John Collins it was his third time three weeks. On my last visit with the folks "back ry father had made fun of my angling efforts here and about time I caught a musky. "If you don't," he said, wonder what kind of fisherman you are. Why don't friend of yours to help you out?" from his backwoods abode in the Baskatong :and besides, the crazy Canadian won't use a rod and instead. We raised one musky that day, but he carpet of floating leaves and all I could come up that lost all its action after only 2 to 3 an hour or so of rifle-like casting to tiny patches of and with John switched to working worms for any |for a meaty midday snack. Even a six-inch sunnie would after all our wade-and-paddle work to get through end shallows between Duck Run and Sand Fork. One he wasn't much bigger than a musky plug, and Collins chase after a few rises we saw, but they turned out to not bass. plant to Sand Fork was murky, a puzzle to where we launched. Talking about this odd ee a day or so later, one local resident explained the stow, he said, that silt from upstream (probably a dozer into the stream) settled out in the shallow reach the mouth of Duck Run. We should have fished with one rare and beautiful sight: two huge Great wingspans approaching six feet. They were a to the garbage, trash and sewage we saw. As we long, slender shafts of white protruding from a huge glistened in the sun. We had been searching for a locating a crappie bed, but found two 6-foot-long other trash instead! The Little Kanawha continues debris. Somehow the herons and a colorful little seemed almost out of place. The tree-trimmings the bank by some thoughtless "citizen" and the junk enmeshed in the limbs in this and other piles of this otherwise scenic "Almost Heaven" West Virginia those natural, unpolluted wonders of nature sickening to see the ruination of a river as nice as and find it most difficult to understand why others the environment right in their own backynrd. Nor do I rofess to this same love of the outdoors, sit back against the things that will and are doing they love. Crafton Coal Co. applied for a permit to strip mine coal Burnsville Lake. The land, according to a legal OWned by a long-time Braxton County native and were granted, it not only would spell disaster for the contribute to the deterioration of the now Little Kanawha downstream. I protested to the I know others (not from this area) who Did you? Last week, a state official stopped in at that the permit would be denied. A small battle was face us in the future in this watershed. plant may soon go up beside our favorite pollute, the builder says. What else would he say? I certainly I cannot judge. But if a public hearing were the river as a recreational stream raised a voice of Water Resources questioning the permit, perhaps the pollution potential before it's too late. favored West Virginia rivers, Mountain State soon be lost to the polluting waste of two new coal Shavers Fork and the Back Fork of the Elk. from the nearly completed Nerw Era plant was waste into the stream, the company that had said "it given a green light to go ahead, The story of the on Hewitt Fork, a tributary of the Back Fork of the Elk, a "replay" on the little Kanawha? of a problem on our cherished LK: Raw sewage pours opposite the corporation of Glenville. Recently, that sewage sat in the still water behind our and was so bad we had to close the windows. Raw flee pours into ditches and on top of the ground in the past sanitarians have tried unsuccessfully to have it local sewage problems are not new-only worse. But d these hazardous health problems have been issued. resulted. As a sportsman who values our fields, forests with the right to a clean, healthy environment in an contry county, I am concerned. Are you? If Board of Health. the EPA (Frderal Environmental the County Planning Commission, the Prosecuting Commission, the Dept. of Natural Resources, to work an end to an ever-increasing problem. Get rid of the may one day be able to safely swin in the LK as in more fishing, too. MANOR GROCERY St. Glenville ING SUPPLIES Ammo, Bows, Arrows, Boots, or Come, Hunting Knives, Lures Sights, Binoculars, Etc. WE ALSO TRADE GUNS. September 30, 1976 The Glenville Democrat/ Pa $ Gilmer schools alumni to play benefit football game Alumni athletes of any Gilmer County school will once again get a chance to become "Gridiron Greats" on October 23 under lights at the new Gilmer County High School football field on Van Horn Drive. The occassion will be the first Gilmer County Alumni Football game held here in recent years, with odd-year graduates facing even-year grads. Kickoff time is slated for 8 p.m. All proceeds from the benefit game will go to the Gilmer County High School Athletic Dept., and players, coaches, managers will have to pay $2.00 for the privlege to participate. Spectator fee also will be $2.00 per person: $1.00 for students. Insurance coverage for players will cost $6.00 and must be taken out by every member of each team to make the policy valid. This is an excess policy that picks up the portion of a bill not covered by the players' personal insurance coverage. All alumni are being urged to turn out for the unique affair and whether or not they play in the game they will be recognized during the evening's event. According to information provided by a special committee organizing the game, any athlete who has graduated from a Gilmer County school is eligible to participate in the game. Players who graduated in even number years ('60, '62, '63, '64 etc.} will be on the same team and should contact the following to sign up: Bill Turner (462-8543) or Kenny Fisher {462.7934). Players graduating in odd number years will be on the opposing teem and to sign up should contact Greg Nicholson (462-8664} or Bobby Hardman (462-80B0}. Because of equipment limitations, each team will have a maximum of 22 players. The equipment worn will be the same as is issued to the GCHS footb-all team. A modest fee for cleaning the uniforms may be charged. High School coaches Clyde Stepp, Dave Barnes and Bill ]ones will issue and fit each player with equipment October 23 from 9:30 to 12 noon at the Glenville State College Rohrbough Field. Practice may be scheduled, the committee said. after the uniforms have been issued and fitted. The teams will then plan and work on their assignments. The coaches will be chosen by the team members. All players will report to Rchrboush Field at 6:30 p.m. to dress for the game. The C_,CHS coaching staff will be available to assist in any way. Duck season to open Oct. 6 The first segment of West Virginia's split season for ducks, mergansers, coots, gallinules and Canada geese will open at noon, Oct. 6, and close Oct. 23. The second half will begin at noon. Dec. 15, and extend through Jan. 15, according to Dan E. Cantner wildlife resources chief. "After opening day," Cantner said, "shooting hours for all migratory birds, except mourning doves, shall be from one-half hour before sunrise to sunset. Doves can only be hunted from noon to sunset throughout the season." The snow and blue goose season opens on Dec. 17 and extends to Jan. 15, 1977. There will be no hunting for swans, brant, king rails, canvasback or redhead ducks. The daily duck bag limit of four can include only two black ducks and two wood ducks. During the period Oct. 7-15, a hunter may take an extra bag of two blue-winged teal daily and four in possession. This extra limit is in addition to the regular limits. A bonus of two bluebilla (scaup} is permitted daily throughout the regnlar duck season. The daily hooded merganser limit is only one. Waterfowl hunting in the control- led hunt area of tic Wildlife Station will open Oct. 7 and be by permit only. Hunting hours are from legal shooting time until noon. This controlled area is designated by signs and includes ponds 3, 6, 7, 8, 9, 11, 17, 18, 19, 36, 39 and 40 and the area known as the Igloo section. Also, no more than one hen mallard may be taken daily. Mason County and that portion of the Ohio River shall be closed to Canada goose hunting. For further details, hunters are urged to obtain and read the 1976-77 West Virginia Migratory Bird Regulat- ions. GSC gridders named Players of the Week Pioneer victory over W.Va. Tech. and Henderson picked off three Tech passes. From his llnebacker post, Henderson also accounted for four unassisted tackles, four assists and recovered one fumble in the Blue and White conquest. i /ill f ii!  i: ! Record-breaker Leandis Hodges Glenville State, unveiling their most potent offensive thrust in two seasons, sent Lee Hedges through the vulnerable W.Va. Tech line time after time on Sept. 18 to earn the Junior running back WVIAC Player of the Week honors. In wrecking the Golden Bear defense, the Virginia Beach native carried 34 times for a whopping 260 yards to break the Pioneer rushing record of 252 yards set by Tommy Haught in 1969 against the Concord Mountain Lions. Hedges racked up two touch- downs on runs of 70 and 6 yards, whale returning one kick for 31 yards. For three games, the 5-9, 192-pound back has averaged 6.8 yards on 59 carries and returned six kickoffs for 156 yards, while scoring 24 points. Jim Henderson, a transfer to GSC from Potomac State, led a quintet of outstanding individual defensive ef- forts throughout the WVIAC to capture Defensive Player of the Week honors. Interceptions were the keynote in the The two teams will arrive at the ttigh School field at 7:10 for pre-game drills. Gilmer County [tigh S(-h(x)l and the Gilmer County Board of Education will in no way be responsible for any player injured during practice or the ame, the committee emphasizes, Reed and Shannon Insurance Agency has been contacted about underwriting the insurance policy for players. All officials, timers, scorekeepers, gate and field workers and parking personnel will be taken care of by Gilmer High School. 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