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2 The Glenville Democrat-Pathfinder orum: Forensic ment 5th Jury II on The Glenville State College As a team, the Glenville Forensics Team has returned speakers finished ahead of from its first tournament of the other competing West Virginia season with an impressive schools. The team tied for fifth fifth place finish. The seven- place with Dickinson Universi- member team, under the direc- ty. tion of Mrs. Bobble Nicholson, The first place school was Glenville, competed with 28 Prince Georges Community Office of the Circuit Clerk o,,.. schools in the Ship-College, Washington, D.C. Se- pensburg State College cond place saw atie with three Novice Forensic Tournament, schools including Penn State, The Jury Commissioners are Commissioners then draw Shippensburg, Pennsylvania. Westchester State, Penn- to prepare an annual list each names from the box. A list of 'Tm just fascinated with the sylvania, and Essex Communi- THE WEST VIRGINIA Board el I year during the levy term of the these names is prepared by team's performance," said ty College, Baltimore, meeting during its County Commission of Grand the Clerk of the Circuit Court Mrs. Nicholson in an interview Maryland. Ohio University and College. (A Dale Sparks and Petit Jurors which is then who Issues a summons for with the Democrat.Pathfinder. James Madison University, submltted to the Clerk of the each persondrawn, directedto "l was not aware of the calibre Virginia, finished in a third Board of R Circuit Court. From this list the Sheriff to summons these of competition, such as Penn place fie. Finishing in a fourth the jurors are drawn for the persons to attend the Court as State and Ohio University." place tie was Towson Universi- following year, at least 20days said jurors. Eddie Herbert, a sophmore ty, Baltimore, and Suffolk prior to a term of Court. QUALIFICATIONS from Lost Creek, took third Community College, Long hold eeting Each name is written on a All persons who are 18 years place in Informative Speaking, Island, New York. m which qualifies him to com- ballot which is placed in an of age or older and who are envelope endorsed with the citizens of this State, shall be pete in the National Finals to Jennifer Chisler and Melody name of the Magisterial requiredto serve as Jurors ex- be held in Montevailo, McHenry, both of Glenville, At its monthly meeting on Alabama, next spring. Herbert competed in Poetry Interpreta- October 1 and 2, the West District of the person and the cept as hereafter provided, received a trophy for his tion and Dramatic Duo, respec- Virginia Board of Regents met number of ballots. These idiots, lunatics, vagabonds, at GlenvilleStateCollegewith ballots are kept in a jury box habitual drunkards and per- outstanding performance, tively. A Glenville resident, Kent The team placed one, two faculty, staff, students and maintained in the Office of the sons convicted of Infamous Woofter, placed seventh in and three in every round ex- community individuals. Over the Circuit Clerk. crimes. Individuals are selected by Prose and Interpretation and cept for two fourth place the two-day period, the to also received a trophy. Since finishes during the competi- The Clerk of the Circuit Regents approved a budget Court is required to summons percentages according proposal for employees of before aterm of Court the Jury population in the four districts only the top six finishers tion. Commissioners to his office of our county. Those percen- qualify for the Nationals, state colleges and univer- on aspecified date which shall tages are as follows: Center Woofter barely missed the cut. "All seven members are sities, released fall semester si be at least 20 days before a District--25 percent; Dekalb However, his strength in the novice and five out of seven enrollment figures in the state term of Court to select District--12 percent; Troy competition is an indication had never competed on the schools, approved the leasing members of the Grand, Petit District--12 percent and Glen- that he will qualify for the na- collegiate level," Mrs. of Rohrbough Field to the tional meet in one of the Nicholson continued. "The Gilmer County Board of Educa- and Magistrate juries. The Jury villa District---51 percent, various other tournaments two that had competed had on- tion and presented "Profile of scheduled between now and ly performed in two competi- Progress," a list of the G April. Woofter is a 1979 tions. For the team to finish in Regents' achievements over Family Protection Act of Gilmer County the, top ten makes me very pro- the past ten years and a High School, where he was ud. general program for progress for the next few years. very active in the forensics Speaking of personal goal, On Tuesday, October 2, the READERS NOTE: The Magistrate must make an at- program. Mrs. Nicholson said, Board of Regents approved a following article was written tempt to notify the abusing Certificates of excellence, "Glenville has never hosted a nine per cent increase for by Mavis Holyfleld. Mavis party,_evaluate the petition and awarded to tenth place and forensics tournament. Now, employees of state college serves as the Rape and schedule a hearing within five above finishers, went to Fran we are looking forward to Oc- and universities, which was rn Domeatlc Violence Speclallat days.The Judge can also issue Davis, Glenville; Wendy Elliott, tober 27 and hosting a high contained in a budget proposal re for the Central Diatdct Mental atemporary protective order to Ranger and Athelene Bit- school tournament." of $136.9 million for 1980. This mu Health Center. The articles the abused party, chfield, Denton, Maryland. All outlinea the New Fami'ly Pro- At a hearing both parties were awarded the certificates Details have not been com- budget reflects a 12.2 percent tection Act. have the right to be present in the Prose category, pleted, but look for further increase over the 1979 budget Recently Governor with counsel and to cross- Ms. Birchfield also received coverage of the high school of $122 million. The budget Rockefeller signed into lawthe examine. At this tlme the court a certificate in Persuasive tournament in future issues of proposal will have to be ap- Family Protection Act. This may issue protective orders Speaking. this paper, proved by the West Virginia gr Act is designed to offer protec- which are effective for a period tion to any household member of thirty days. The Court's being abused by another orders may provide provisions II member of the household, that would prohibit future U per Instead of subjecting the abuse of the petitloner as well abused party to the often inef- as give hemhim custody of the cttve anti,lengthy process of children and occupancy of the ..=1 filing a peace warrant, the Act home. The Court may al b"re- |OUt provides a quick ineffectivequire the abusing party to pro- method of furnishing the abus- vide temporary financial sup- port to the petitioner. If at any time during the five or thirty days the abusing party violates the order he, he may be subjected to a fine not to exceed $1,000 or thirty days imprisonment or both. This petition cannot be used if a divorce or separate maintenance action has already been filed. Anyone wanting further irv formation on this subject may contact Ms. Holyfleld at this number:. 623-5661. ed party with the temporary safety and security that is needed to facilitate the development of rational future plans. For residents of this area, the petition is filed and kept in the Circuit Clerk's office. The petition is completed by the abused person who then takes it to the Circuit Court Judge or to a Magistrate. The petition must be acted upon in the same day. At this time the Judge or Jurors... From P. 1 All Petit and Magistrate County at 9:00 a.m. on Tues- Jurors will be required to at- day, November 13, to receive tend at the Circuit Court Room their Indoctrination. in the Court House of GIImer National Newspape Week Oct. 7-13, 1979 II .......... '! ...... I ..... , 'I 'I, '" " The Glenville Democrat Published Every Thursday By GII~ER COUNTY PUBLISHING, INC. At 109 E: Main St. in Glenvilla, Wes~ Virginia 26351 Phone 462-7309 m llltim S o.a -ct., po,,ag, l=,ia t The Spruce School islocati d five miles south of Glenville on Spruce Run, about two miles from Cedar Creek. The school house is across the creek from the place where Bloody Run joins the Spruce Road. The early history of the Spruce School is obscure, however it is known that there was a school earlier than 1860 at the head of Spruce Run on what was known as the School House Fork. This school was known as the Spruce Fork School No. 9, and the first teacher of which we have any record was William Schiefer who taught in 1862. Schiefer was followed by G. A. Dunlap (or J. A. Dunlap) in 1869; William Steel, 1870; R. E. Hays, 1872-75 and Marilla Campbell, teaching about 1874, who was probably the last teacher in the first building. Pupils from Duck.Run, Bull Run and Spruce Run were atten- ding this old school when the building was torn down soon after 1874. In 1881 a lot was deeded to John Wright for $5. For the next five years we find no record of any school on Spruce, but in 1880 Molly Cain taught a subscription school in E. L. Lorentz's kitchen. It was during the year 1883 that a second school house was built and located at the forks of the Bloody Run and Spruce Run roads and was known as No. 17. It was built on a lot given by E. L. Lorentz. Thomas Yerkey had the contract to build itand Phiilip Reaser made the boards. Frank Brannon, the first teacher was followed by R. E. L. Reed, 1885; Emma Lorentz, 1886-87; Morgan Brooks, 1888; Roller Brooks, 1889; Luther Brannon and French Wiant, 1890; Columbus Hinzman, 1891-92; Myrtle Arnold, 1893; Clare Brown, 1894; John Fishback, 1895-96; Oma Stout, 1897; John Miller, 1898; Oma Stout, 1899; Levi Jones, 1900; Nell Brannon, 1901; Nora Beall, 1902; Catha Brannon, 1903; Nora Yerkey, 1904.05; Earl Taylor, 1906; Thad Miller, 1907; Julia Hays Evans, 1908; Riley Murphy, 1909 and Neva Riddle, 1910. In 1910, it was thought advisable to build a new school house and one was build on land bought from Elmer Furr. The old school house was repaired, remodeled and used by E. T. Lorentz as a store building until 1934. Since then it has been used as a residence by Louise Hanson. The first teacher in the new building was Neva Riddle in the latter part of the school year 1910. John E. Hays was then County Superintendent. The teachers that followed were: Miss Reed Kennedy, 1912; Blanch Furr; 1913-14; Bonnie Lorentz Keith, 1915; Ona Furr, 1916; Ressie Langford, 1917; Mamie Reed Kennedy, 1918; Pearl Kelley 1919-20; Riley Murphy, 1921.22; Ethel Mit- chell, 1923-26; Macel Luzader, 1927; Ancel Reed, 1928-29; Augusta Hersman, 1929-31; Ella Dobbins, 1932; Ancel Reed, 1933; Kathleen Rinehart, 1934-35; Kathleen Westfield, 1936; Robert McClain, 1937, 1938, 1939, 1940 and 1941 and Ancel Reed, 1942-43. Spruce and Duck Run were combined in 1944, 1945, 1946, 1947, 1948 and 1949 with the teacher, Ancel Reed. The enrollment of the last account was 23 with Kathleen Rinehart, teacher, and Everett Moss, custodian. The population was principally of the permanent type as most of the residents owned their own homes. Three Rhodes children, three Lorentz children, three McCart- ney children and one Moss boy were pupils who were descendants of people who had lived in this community since the first school house was built prior to 1866. Information for the Spruce School was obtained from Mrs. Robert Reaser, Mrs. Wait McCartney, Cleat Hinz- man, Everett Moss, Russell Lorentz, Augusta Hersman, Dolphin Hersman, G. S. Rhodes and James McCartney. Rodney Reed, president and Ocle Reed, secretary- treasurer. Information from the Gilmer County Board of Education. and at additional mailing offices Subscription price $6.50 tax included in Gilmer County; other West Virginia residents $7.28 plus tax. Out of state subscriptions $9.50. Cannot accept subscriptions for less than six months. DANNY CLINE GENERAL MANAGER STEVE BOILON EDITOR JOAN Y. LAYNE .... OFFICE MANAGER Legislature. Concerning enrollment figures, GSC was noted for having the highest enrollment increase of the 16 institutions of higher education. With a total enrollment of 1,845, GSC had a 10.3 percent Increase.' Last year, the enrollment figure was 1,672 at GSC. Eight other colleges and Marshall University recorded increases. West Virginia University and five other campuses recorded decreases in enrollment statistics. As part of their business meeting on Tuesday, the Regents also approved the leasing of Rohrbough Field to the Gilmer County Board of "'Tie better to have loved and lost tha~ IDEAS FOR Heat With Wood Safely Is it safe for you to install a wood stove in your house? "Certainly," says one of the nation's leading authorities on wood heat safe- ty. "You'll be perfectly safe--if..." And the "if," continues author Jay fihelton, is "ifa wood stove is installed properly, is carefully operated, and the installation is conscientiously main- tained." Here is some advice for safe use of wood heat, as given by Shelton in his latest book, "Wood Heat Safety": Most equipment you can buy is safe. If you're in doubt look for assurances that it is approved or listed. (The equipment itself is at fault in very few fires related to wood stoves.) Make certain your stove is installed correctly. It must be specific minimum distances from flammable floors, ceil- ings and walls, and have a sturdy stovepipe linking it to a chimney that has been checked for cleanliness and durability. If you are at all in doubt, have your installation checked by a fire department official before you use it. Know how to operate your stove. Don't run it red-hot, ever. on those cold February days. Keep children from playing near it. Don't dry clothing, wood, or other flammable materials on it. Don't try to burn green wood or large amounts of creosote-causing softwoods. Know how to maintain it. Know what to do to avoid a chimney fire (clean the chimney, stovepipe and stove more often than necessaD'!, and what to do if there is a chimney fire (shut all air inlets on the stove, warn FinV tell your writing" your a r' | | I : I | L /