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October 7, 1976     The Glenville Democrat
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October 7, 1976

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The lenv i I le emocrat A Gilmer Graphics. Inc. Newspaper Published Bx And For Gilmer Couniv People Single Copy Price 15c [Incl. Tax} GLENVILLE, GILMER COUNTY, WV 26351 Thursday , October 7, 197t l- WHERE WAS JAY?--About 250 people turned out for an ox by the Gllmer County Democrat Executive Committee y night. Jay Rockefeller was supposed to helicopter in for kclinner at about 5 p.m. But bad weather prevented helicopter from Charleston, so Jay decided to drive to the events in Elizabeth and Hurricane. After waiting about a halt for Jay to arrive everyone decided to go ahead and eat. Larrie [at podium] candidate for state treasurer addressed the group Darrell McGraw candidate for the state supreme court and Gainer, candidate for state auditor. [Democrat photo] question prep plant Planning at last week's meeting it was the concensus of the commission that they still didn't have adequate information to judge the merits for the construction of the preparation plant. "I don't feel this gives us enough information to make an accurate decision. If we could get Boggs to meet with us and answer our questions then maybe we could endorse it." said commission member Tom McPherson. However. the commission voted to send the letter to the Division of Water Resources in,toad of asking Bogga to appear in order to express their concern before the Oct. 8 closing date the for objections. a Commission Secretary Dr. Ronnie system Burke expressed concern over the validity of the environmental impact statement. In the statement BeRgs said there would be no air pollution and no solid waste at the preparation plant. "'I can't understand how there will be no air pollution. And if he's going to have men working around there, how is he going to avoid solid waste? The request, potential for pollution is there," said not met Burke. in In an interview with thb Democrat/Pathfinder on Sept. 9 Boggs l said that his preparation plant would the state Construe- near request and Order to loan. asked to in time they them with and an Road paving "vely approved Mayor Bllgineers aent of ve and Rt, meting at Which of for region. lgineer Would when to set their priorities for next year's projects. Davidson said that he was also given assurance that the Sand Fork bridge would be widened by next fall. In making his case for re-paving of Sycamore Road. Davidson told the engineers that he estimated 3,000 cars a day are now using Mineral Road. Two years ago, before the Gilmer County Medical Center and the new college athletic complex were builL, the Department of Highways conducted a traffic survey which showed 2.104 cars a day were traveling on Mineral Road. Davidson maintained traffic would flow much smoother if cars could use a newly paved Sycamore Road to approach or leave the facilities on Mineral Road end the Gilmer County Recreation Center. dominate meeting dis- the the April t5. All dates are subject to change by a vote of the conference. In other action the Board approved participation of the Glenville Elementary School Girls' basketball team in the following games: Ot. 7 at Tanner; Oct. 11 at NormmItown; Oct. 14 at home against Troy; Oct. 21 at Sand Fork; Oct 28 at home against Tanner; Nov. 8 at home against Normantown; Nov. 11 at home. Sand Fork; Nov. 15 at Troy. The Normantown Elementary School Girls Basketball team will begin {Continued on page 9} be a wet operation and would thus cause no air pollution. Burke also expressed concern that Rt. 5 between Bear Run (where the coal will be mined} and Stout's Mill cannot bear the increased load resulting from hauling more coal. Sand Fork Mayor Carl Cart voiced concern about a safety problem along Rt. 5. "We may have a safety problem in Sand Fork if more coal trucks start coming through. We'll probably have to hire a full-time cop and lower the speed limit," he said. Disturbing peace law revised 4 Kathy McCartney Queen Glenlle City Council revised their disturbiw the peace ordinance Monday night Oct. 4 to enable a city policeman to hold the renter or owner who owns a building where disturbances are coming from reson- sible for that disturbance. Mayor Delbert Davidson interpre- ted the old ordinance to imply that "'the only way a person can he arrested for disturbing the peace now is if he makes a disturbance by words." The mayor pointed out thai under the new ordinance a tavern owner can now be held responsible for disturbances of the peace that come from his tavern, if the owner refuses to tell police who is actually' responsible for the disturbance. According to the mayor, the owner of a house from which loud music or in which an unrtdy party is o(:curing can also be held responsible if the police consider tim actions a disturbance of the peace. The mayor said the ordinance would also cover disturbance made by an automobile or truck. In other action: Established Oct. 30 as "Trick or Treat" night in Glenville. The council set aside the hours of 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. for "'trick or treating" within the city limits. At least one extra policeman will be on duty that night. Voted to bear the cost of laying a sewer line across Rt. 5 from Community Super Market's property line to the Equitable Gas property line in order to allow Community Super Market to hook into the private sewage system owned by Equitable Gas. Jim Roten, owner of Community Super Market. had requested that the city extend their sewer line to the store. However. the council decided that the cost would be more than they could afford at this time and that since the store could not be served by a gravity flow system thay are not legally bound to provide the store with a sewer line. They proposed instead to lay a line to the private system if Roten could work out an a:reement with Lqtbls' IJas GO. Kathy McCartney to reign over GCHS Homecoming Gilmer County High Schoors homecoming celebration will get underway this Friday with a parade down Main St. at 5 p.m. Each high school class will have a float as will some of the high school clubs. Each of the elementary schools in the county have been asked to enter a float. The homecoming queen and her court wig ride on a float sopnsored by the student council. The queen and her court are: Kathy McCartney-Queen. daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Loren McCartney of Glenville; Cheryl Carr-Senior Discussed the possibility of moving rocks which have been excaw3 ted from the site where the new city water tank is. to an area near the water plant. The rocks would be moved at no expense to the city. The mayor indicated that the rock may be used to help impound water for the water plant. No decision was made on the question after Councilmen Robert Reed noted that it is against state law t( dam the rver, loved to bill the Cilmer County Commission for sewer and water hookups at the nc a ambulance garage located next to the Glenville Volunteer Fire Dept. They will also bill the county monthly for sewer and water costs. Moved to take part in the College Student Employment Program, by which the city can employ Glenvige State College students who are in need of financial aid. The program is paid for completely by the Governor's Manpower Program. Mind the money The Gilmer County Commission and the City of Glenvtlle will give you an opportunity to provide input on what projects they should apply for to the federal Housing and Urban Development agency when they hold public meetings at the county courthouse on Oct. 12 and 19 at 7 p.m. HUD requires that local governments seek public input before they apply for community development block grants. Members of the county commission and the city council have discussed various sewer and water projects which may be funded and the possibility of seeking funding for public-owned landfill sites in the county. Funding suggestions should in some way be related to housing conservation or expansion possibilities or public health and safety. Kick the smoking habit Gilmer County smokers who want to "kick the habit" will have their chance next week durin a special Five-Day Plan to Stop Smoking. The Plan consists of group therapy sessions, films and a daily personal control program, The Five Day Program has successfully helped many people quit smoking during the 12 years it has been offered in cities across the United States and Canada and most countries of world. Sponsored by the Glenville Seventh Day Adventist Church in cooperation with the Wesley Founda- tion as a community qervtcv, the Five Day Plan aims to :mpruv coD:cty health and contribute to the national physical fitness program. Group therapy sessions will be held at the Wesley Foundation, Glenvige State College at 7:30 p.m. from Monday, Oct. 11, through Friday, Oct. 5. David Meyer and Gerald Hough will conduct the program. The Plan features such topics as the psychological and physical aspects of the habit, how craving can be decreased, how will power can be strengthened, physical effects of smoking, organization of a buddy system and many other techniques designed to break the habit within five ys; ........ Cheryl Carr Senior Princess Cindy Rutherford Junior Princess Liz Glover Sherrl McPher- Sophomore Princess Freshman Prlneess [Democrat photos by Chris Brown] Princess, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Carr Of Sand Fork; Cindy Rutherford-Junior Princess, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles R. Rutherford of Cedarville: Liz Glover-SophomorePrincess, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. Glover of Glene and Sherri McPherson'Freshman Princess daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas McPherson of Glenville. The court's flower girl will be Darlene Heckert, the crown bearer will be Phillip Huff and the train bearers will be Mandy Nicholson and Tracy Piercy. The queen and her court will be introduced before the homecoming game Friday night with South IIarrison. The homecoming festivities will end Saturday night with a dance at the high school gym from 9 p.m. to I a.m. The dance is open to all high school students, alumni and their guests. The theme for the year's homecoming is "Stairway to Heavm."