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2 The Glenvtlle Democrat-Pathfinder We of the Gilmer County Band Boosters would like to : tha k Mr. Danny Facemire and his crew at Foodland for ailowing us to work with them during there Customer Ap- :' preciation Days on September 20-22, 1984. Foodland sup- plied us with everything needed for the three days. We sold over 7,000 hot dogs and made over $1.2OO in those three clays. We really appreciate Danny Facemire for be- in8 concerned enough, and taking enough interest in the band. to allow us to undertake this venture. So, once again, we say thanks and even though thanks are not enough we hope it expresses our gratitude in some small way. James R. McCall. Jr. and by Ky,e surprise rece By Susie Rogers Coordinating For quite some time now I have been considering upon The First Baptist Church of activities was the duplicity (perhap dual interests is more appropriate) Glenville honored its pastor,Clum. Mrs. Vers of humanity. Here in G3 er County, we have a perfect ex- Reverend David A. Carpenter, charge of the ample of that attitude, andthere are valid arguments from with a reception following the and she was both sides of the ledger. To eliminate suspense, let me say evening worship service on members of the immediately that I am referring to the varied attitudesSeptember 23. Reverend tist Women s toward our natural gas and petroleum industry here in the Carpenter was ordained into the Johnson, Chairn , county, ministry on July 21. 1974 at Mt. of Trustees, was For several years now there has been a hue and a cry Zion Baotist Cl urch. ceremonies. Mr. { against the developers of these resources. Complaints Chairman of tl fl The Giimer County Band Boosters 1 tsp. each soda, baking powder and cinnamon '3/4 tsp. salt '/, tsp. ginger '3/4 cup molasses V4 cup sugar 2 eggs 1 tsp. vanilla 1 cup milk 2 Tbs. butter, melter Confectioners sugar for deep frying ..... Stir togeJhe.r. 4v, cups of flour, soda. baking powder, cinnamon, salt and ginger: set aside. In large bowl blend well. molasses and sugar. With wooden spoon beat in eggs and vanilla. Stir in flour mixture, milk and butter till thoroughly blended and smooth. Cover, chill dough several hours. Turn out on floured surface; gradually work in remaining V, c. flour until dough is no longer sticky. Roll Out to V," thickness. Cut with floured 23/,"" doughnut cutter. Meanwhile heat oll in large heavy pan to 380. Fry 'holes' and doughnuts just till they float to the .... sm'face.* Turn, fry till golden brown. Drain on paper towels and sprinkle with confectioners sugar. Serve warm or at room temperature. . Gerald and Virginia Hough, is designated with an engraved v anch managers of the Glen- bronze plaque, which was e Branch Office of Strout presented by Regional Manager Ity, have been notified by the D.F. Sprague of the Binghamton Company's Executive Offices in Regional Office. Accompanying Springfield, Missouri that the the award is an eight-day, all- ee quirements have been attain- expense paid trip to the Islands 'to receive the two million of Hawaii for the Houghs. dollar award. This significant achievement results from hay- Mr. and Mrs. Hongh's branch ing sold real estate worth over office is located at 244 West $2,0OO,O00 in the local area. Main Street. They wish to thank l pperties sold included farms, the residents of Gilmer County acreage, residences, business their continued support. investment proporties, s support made SUCh an The two million dollar award award possible. THE GLENVILLE DEMOCRAT STATEMENT OF OWNERSHIP, MANAGEMENT AND CIRCULATION {As required by 39 U.S.C. 3685) .Title of Publlicmtio The Glenville Democrat. Weekly, except the fifth week of August for Vacation. IP k : In County-S8.50, In-State-S9.50, Out-of- States 12.00. Office of Pubkmlem 206 E. Main Street, Glen- viile, WV 26351. Kelly S. Arnold. Kelly S. Ar- nold. Owner: Glenville Democrat Publishing, Inc. .- StookhoMem Owning I Peroeot oe of ock: K ly S. and Terri B. Arnold, P.O. Box 458, Glenviile, WV 26351. 3131. Coplie 7. Cqpiee for eL UN: 112. ll'etal II mu Rum: 3250. I certify that the above statements are correct and complete to the best of my knowledge. Kelly S. Arnold, October 1, 1984 it is negligible, especially if the well happens to be a relatively good producer, from which the royalty owner is going to get some monetary recompense. Of course, one must also take a look at the attitude of the developer. He is in the business to make a profit. Operation of heavy equipment costs money, and the more accessible the location to the public road, the less the cost of making the location, and subsequent drilling and servicing of the well. One cannont expect the developer to do otherwise. Aside from the complaints of the landowners, there are those who have no interest in the development whatsoever. They are not landowners who hold enough surface to be af- fected by the drilling in any way. Consequently. they are the people who bemoan the fact that some mud happens to get on the pavement while equipment is being transported from one place to another. These are the people who have absolutely no interest in the development of the natural resource, except perhaps that they heat their home with natural gas. Yet. no thought is ever given to that fact - they never stop to think that the gas they are burning comes from those holes in the ground that have been put there by the people who are dribbling some mud on the road. I have heard the comment that the dirtiest stretch of U.S. highway in the state is that stretch from Dowell to Hays Ci- ty here on Route 33/119. It is true that we often see dust and mud on the road along that area. but how many people stop to consider the fact that the drivers of the vehicles which are creating these conditions would be unemployed were it not for the presence of the oil and gas industry here in Gilmer County. I can well remember when I was growing up that there were three classes of people who kept the economy alive. First. there were the landowners who had acquired sufficient acreage to farm on a large scale. These people were considered among the more affluent of our local society. Secondly, there were those individuals who were employed in some way with the oil and gas industry. Finally, there were those unfortunates {like myself) whose families were making a living from subsistence farming and from day labor, employed by those who were more for- tunate. What I failed to realize at the time was that many of the landowners who were involved in farming at a profit dur- ing those times were individuals who had become mor ,a fluent during the oil boom of the late teens and the twen- ties. In other words, agriculture has never been a great economic force in Gilmer County. Businesses. the banking industry, and yes, even farming in a round-about way has been made profitable by the oil and gas industry. Without that resource, Gilmer County would have been returned to the wilderness long ago. As I continue to look back I can remember the mass ex- odus from Gilmer County which occurred during "40s and '50s. When I graduated from high school in 1948, I took a long look at my options. They were very simple! I could emulate my father and work myself to death on a hillside farm and never more than exist, it was an honorable pro- fession, but held little promise of self-improvement. My se- cond option was to follow many of my friends and bury myself in a factory in Ohio, Pennsylvania or Maryland. That simply didn't appeal to me. I seized upon the last op- tion available to me and enlisted in the Air Force. In con- trast to those days, we hear young men in high school talk- ing about graduation and going to work in the oil and gas industry today. Although employment opportunities may not be ideal in the county, they are much greater than they were 30 years ago. So where does this all lead? I, for one, find living with the mud and dust and the inconveniences of broken pave- ment a small price to pay for the economic advantages of having our natural resources developed. We have very" lit- tle potential for economic growth unless we do develop those resources to their fullest. Although our hills are beautiful, they are nothing spectacular. We have no natural wonders to draw the tourist, and like the man said. once you've seen one hill, you've seen them all. Although we sit in the middle of the world's greatest hardwood forest, our timber industry has never been developed into aviable economic base. Although we are in the heart of the greatest black walnut producing area in the world, our nuts are seldomed harvested, and those that are get ship- pod clear to Missouri for processing. We have coal to be mined, but the hue and cry against mining is much greater than that in opposition of the oil and gas industry. To fur- ther complicate the coal development matter, the sulfur content of our coal is so great that it is not marketable to many consumers. The bottom line then, seems to be that our greatest asset in Gilmer County is our resources of natural gas and petroleum. We must make the beat of it, and realize that development creates minor inconveniences. While we are condemning the developers, we need to pause long enough to acknowledge that there is a financial risk involved with poking holes in the ground. No geologist alive can guarantee a producer for every attempt. There is a middle- of-the-road which we must try to achieve. By and large, the new generation of developers are head and shoulders above many who have gone before. If we will only try to see the bright side and look beyond the end of our noses. certainly it will become obvious that this is something we must become content to live with. Reverend David A. Carpehter examines a life" type of memory book presented during a celebration of his ten years in the ministry as his their daughters, Kathy and Karla, look on. Bayard Young) On Wednesday, October 10. that it was through Glenville State College will that this project was F dedicate its Gas Well No. 1. The completed." Also in formal ceremony will take place will be Ron MaxeY t on the well site, located on the the Glenville Stat college farm, at 2 p.m. The Petroleum Engineer'1 public is cordially invited to at- gram, and the stud _ tend the dedication, program. Following the Dr. John Saunders, president .. " V" lion ceremony, a r of the West lrglma Board of . RAoe--~= , ,-;1[ ~-~;=-;=*=. ~*~,o oanquetwlube l~et~i ...... -- ............... guets The @l" ribbon-cutting ceremony. Mr. .. , ;ouege music oepa I.L. Morris, owner and operator vi" -" pro ae clmner en of Waco Oil and Gas Company "e ...... Inc., will be present to open the ,u;n, .o me alrecuon rtetn~zelman. ~ valve on the well to officially begin feeding gas into the Hope The savings Gas line, if all connections have gas we[[ will be been made at that time. enhance the ability State College to It is expected that several in our area. The members of the Board of a methodbywhich =. Regents, members of the Westding for a facility Virginia Legislature, and mersville. President members of the oil and gas in- stated that this is dustry ,,,,'ill" be present. GSC casion for GSC, in President William K. Simmonsfirst time that a state te noted that ,the presence of university has ever these people is significant, in own gas well. Glenville Elementary School highest total with 10 wrapped-up their magazine tions. She received sales drive with a total of animal, a Sugar $3,155.02 worth of magazines West Virginia rug. sold. Four students subscriptions thefirst The Grand Prize winner was Postalwait, Lee Tom Postalwait, who sold a total Tony Aide, and of 28 subscriptions. He won an each received a AM/FM clock radio-telephone, Although the sale plus several smaller prizes. " successful, sales Atieh Aalaie sold the second over $400 from last Continued from Page I Educational Trips for Children ......... The Office of Continuing Education will to the French Creek Game Farm and the Prin, Saturday, October 13, from 8:00 a.m..4:30 Hickman will take students (grades 5-8) will GSC and will visit the French Creek Game then the Pringle Tree. There is a cost, and tion can be obtained by calling the Office of Education at 462-7361, ext. 120. Shedding light on birth def Support the, M rch of Dimes mmm,m~ ~ roJNOk'~mmm Tanner United Methodist Church The Homecoming of the Tanner United Church will start with Sunday School at 10 a.m., 14, and continue on with preaching at 11 a.m. bY' Lorous Roberts. Dinner will then be se ed o0 grounds. Come and bring a picnic lunch and Rev. Borden Brady and some gospel music by Basics" after lunch. Winemiller Reunion ................... The ninth annual Winemiller Reunion will be tober 14, at the Gilmer County Recreation relatives and friends are invited (o bring a and enjoy the day. Plates, cups and silverware furnished. Continued on Page 3 It's molasses time again. Here is a wonderful the autumn treat so many of us enioy, Molasses Doughnuts 4V. to 4V2 cups flour by Diane Conley way to use Elizabeth, which, we are told, does not include a fish lad- der in its plans. With the Department of Natural Resources listing the Little Kanawha River as one of the best bass and musky streams, how can they ignore this item {a fish ladder}. which all fishermen on the river know has created poor fishing from Elizabeth to Burnsville. Individuals wishing to voice their support for a fish lad- der at the Elizabeth dam may do so by writing to the follow- ing addresses: Scott Morrison-Fish Biologist, Department of Natural Resources, District V[, 6321 Emerson Avenue. Parkersburg, WV 26101, Telephone 458-5521: and Ber- nard F. Dowler. Fish Management, Department of Natural Resources, Main Office, 1800 Washington St. E.. Charleston. WV 25303. Telephone 348-2771. :" - Glen Campbell Creston. WV 26141 i:I have covered a terribly wide range and were well founded To celebrate ten years in the Deacons, gav! in most instances. Rights of the landowner have been the ministry and three years as gratulatory Dear Editor: most pronounced objections, and rightfully so. There are pastor in Glenville, the con- the church. For the past several years fishermen in Wirt, Calhoun, gregation presented Reverendnumbers were numerous cases where, to make it easier for the developer, and Giimer Counties have watche t the fish population locations have been made on prime bottom land. Under the Carpenter with a monetary gift Adult Choir and drop steadily, due to obstructions in the river, which terms of the agreement reached in the lease, this is and a memory book containingChoir. prevents them from migrating upstream to spawn, perfectly legal. One can understand the opposition of the photographs of special events, Reverend It! One obstruction was the low water bridge at Sanoma. landowner to such development, especially if the lan- newspaper clippings of ac-parents, Mr. anfl_ This one, we believe, will be solved, as a new bridge at this downer happens to be one of those unfortunates who doestivities highlighting the past 10 Carpenter, came. location is now under construction, not own the mineral rights, years, and letters of congratula- Wells to help w th With this obstruction removed, there remains only one On the other hand, if the landowner DOES own the tions during the surprise event, tion. other obstruction. This is the proposed new dam below mineral rights, usually there might be some complaint, but