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October 14, 1976

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The lenv i I le emocrat A Gilmer Graphics, Inc. Newspaper Puhlished B And For Gilmer County People Single Copy Price 15c [Incl. Tax] GLENVILLE, GILMER COUNTY, WV 26351 Thursday, October 14, lff/6 flu vaccination clinic for senior citizens has finally However, of Gilmer received Health to Gilmer Thomas number of first to old and to the age of should at 4 p.m. the Health Road. Any transport- Contact Hazel V Action office For everyone else. just one shot will be needed to afford protection. Health experts advised that the country be immunized against swine flu after several people died from the disease at Fort Dix, N.J, last year. Two different vaccines are available. According to Heller, one vaccine protects against swine flu only. He recommends that healthy people between 18 and 65 get this vaccine dose. However, the health department has only a small amount of this vaccine available, so they advise that healthy people between the ages of 18 and 65 wait until the full shipment of this vaccine is received in three to five weeks to be vaccinated. The other vaccine, called the bivalent vaccine, protects against both the swine flu and the A-Victoria strain of flu wide spread through Gilmer County and the whole country last year. Heller recommends that all people over 65 and chronically ill people between 18 and 65 receive this shot. According to Heller a few side effects are sometimes associated with Y bronchitis. diabetes, conditions clinic for the from your ill children to ill children booster shot. the shot. tie says that a considerable number of people experience tender- ness at the site of injection, a low grade fever and mild aches and pains for up to two days following the shot. In general, however, he says the side effects are no more serious that those experienced with other shots. He adds that very rerely, severe allergic reactions have occured, so it is advised that people allergic to eggs not get the shot. Also very rarely, encephalitis, an infection involving the brain has occured, pregnant women should consult their physician before getting the shot. Doctors and nurses will be available at the clinic on Thursday to answer questions. Before getting the shot, you will be required to sign a form stating you fully understand the benefits and risks of the vaccinations. The Health department will administer whatever vaccine is left at a clinic on Wednesday, Oct. 20 from 8;30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. The public will be informed when the next vaccine shipment is received. The shot is free and is not mandatory. RAiNr rain and rmation campaign begun more rain distribute flyers which will point out underlying reasons for support of the proposal. The board of education is presenting the bond proposal on order to accomplish Phase II of their Comprehensive Building Plan. The board recently completed Phase I of their Comprehensive Building Plan with money they received through the to Carter's group was reported at the Oct. 5 organizational meeting that farmers in Monroe County tried to buy oats through the U.S. Department of Agricluture following this summer's drought in that area. She said the farmers were told that there were no grain surpluses because the grain had been shipped to overseas markets. The committee reported to Carter that they wanted surplus grain kept in this country. Other members of the committee. in addition to Mrs, Burke. include: Chai:uan Alan Susman. beef cattle producer, banker, and member of the West Virginia State Senate from Beckley; Treasurer Charles ]ames, owner and operator of James Produce Company in Charleston: Turner Ramey, owner and operator of Ramey Orchards near Charles Town: and Bud Allen. cattleman and conservationist from Cameron. The committee will meet again on Oct. 19. Mrs. Burke says she would welcome any suggestion on agricul- tural problems. state's Better Schools Fund. Under Phase I the board was able to eliminate fire violations in all the county's elementary schools and at the high school. They were also able to construct a new cafeteria at the high school. They used part of the funds to build a new elementary school in Glenvflle. which has resulted in the elimination of overcrowding problems at Sand Fork, Troy and Tanner schools. Under Phase II, which would be funded by the bond issue in the amount ot $2,459.000. the board would construct additions and make renovat- ions at Normantown and Sand Fork Elementary Schools and Gilmer County High. They would also use the money to build a gymansium at Glenville Elementary and to renovate Troy and Tanner Elementary Schools. $714,000 would be used for the Normantown Elementary project, $620,100 would be used for Sand Fork project. $595,460 would be used for the high school improvements. $371.000 would be used at Glenville Elementary and $79.000 would be used at Glenville Elementary and $79,000 would be used for the renovation of Troy Elementar, GSC alumni return to celebrate homecoming conjunct- Board of to upcoming enlisted the raerchants posters for the will also and was the West on the held in of Agriculture to solicit find out changed they think this and he'U in says Agricul- Southern national duties. speeches around the S out that it Several residents of Gflmer County found themselves in the same predicament as the cow pictured above in the middle of Cedar Creek as streams overflowed their banks following almost constant rainfall last weekend. According to Dick Beall of Glenvme Utility, the Little Kanawha crested at 26.13 ft. at 1 a.m. Sunday. Flood stage in Glenvtlle is 23 ft. The Burnsvflle dam which was supposed to provide flood control was only partially closed during the flood. Corps of Engineer oilkiais said the dam wasn't completely closed because of construction which is going on behind the dam. They refused to elaborate, but were apparently referring to resevoir clearing operations which would have been hampered by impounded water. [Democrat photo] :! " ,. ;} : .i.  ilmer County High Homecoming court were sheltered by umbrellas Gllmer Football team got stuck in the [ Democrat photo I Many Glenville State College alumni will make their annual visit to their alma mater this weekend when they join GSC students in celebrating this year's homecoming. A highlight of this year's festivities will be the appearance of Republican Gubernatorial Candidate Cecil Under- wood and U.S. Congressman John Slack in the homecoming parade Saturday morning. The parade gets underway at 10 a.m. Retiring GSC President D. Banks Wilbur. -!' s,,)'vo as parade marshall. Ba.ds from Gilmer County High. Morgantown High. Harmon High and Coalton High will join the GSC band. Eight college organizations will present floats. The coronation of Queen Shelly Adolfson will take place at 11 a.m. in the college ampitheatre. Shelly is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Earl "'Whiter" Adolfson of Gleoville. She is a senior and a member of Sigma Sigma Sigma Sorority. She is majoring in ttealth. Physical Education with a minor in Special Education. She is a member of Student Congress. She is a Majority Member of the Student (;-ngress and Grand Cross Receiver in the International Order of Ranibow for irls. She is a graduate of Gilmer County lligh ,";('hool. Members of her ceurt are: (;ennelh; Ilall-Scoior Princess: Cindy Cunn.e-Iuni.r Princess: Jill Crutch- fieht-Sophumore t)riocess and Tammy (;tlnnop.-Freshm;m Princess, I're-;j ml t,sIiwtes tot the ....  .. ; ill GSC-Bluefield State game will begin at 12:15 p.m. at Rohrbough Field with a presentation by the 23e-member Morgantown High band. At half time the Montrose Award winner will be announced. This award is given to a GSC student-athlete. The float and band competition winners will also be announced at this time. The GSC bend will .d,, nerform at half time. A reception for alumni will immediately follow the game. It will be held in the private dining room of the Conrad Hotel, Robert Gainer, David Gillespie. Elizabeth Turner and Byron Turner will host the reception. It will continue until 6 p.m. A dance for alumni and students will be held from 9 p.m. until midni:ght in the GSC Ballroom. Music will be provided by "Ukiah'* and "Freedom Sound". Shelly Adolfson GSC Homecoming Queen Muckety Mucks will parade again Parade fans will get a special treat during this Saturdav's Glenville State College Homecoming parade when the Glenville Marching and Drinking Stx'iety returns for the affair after a year's absence. The group, all accomplished musicians, is made up of GSC alumni and firends of the college. Their combination of music and parade maneuvers is unique. Clark Wolfe. Grand High Mucketv Muck Muck Muck of GlenviUe and Master of the Grand Maneuver amt unofficial advance man for the group submitted the following group profile. Wolfe will play a bass drum solo featuring the "Slidewinger'" l)eal. which he says only a few drummers can (h;plica re. "Homer L. 'Tiny' Moore will again lead the group. Mr. Moore is the (; rand ftKlh Mt:k nf Virginia and is n,)ted "Appalachian Twirl' and is the finest Drum Meier ever to reside in Glenville. Russell H. McQuain. Grand High Muck af the Big Kanawha Valley, will again honor us with his presence along with other members of the Big Valley. Russ is famous for his style on the trombol which resembles somewhat the stroke u,'ed when milking a cow. This style is E-mous from Canada to the Gulf (:lst. Walter :g. 'Dusty" Rhodes of Morgantown. the Grand High Muck of the will also be present along with Frank, the Grand High Mutzk of Pennsylvania. Rhodes is well known m many [,arts of the country as the (rely trum pet ,player who can linger the values on the trumpet with his toes as well as his fin ers. Frank is noted I'lw his nl)sidedo,wn drnm beat. a (tiffirull feat.  hich h,' .x .Hed while vt,whl-vdde as bein  el attending a seminar in Frankfurt. Germany. Locally, Richard Wellington Basil. Grand High Muck of Glenville. will again render a number on his homemade 'Copperhead Flugle.' His is the only Copperhead Flugle in captivity. It is also expected that Fred H. Barnett, Grand High Muck of Parkersburg and other communities in that area. will play the piano. No other musician can perform this feat while parading. James S. Singleton. Grand High ]Musk of Appalachian Clowns will also take part. Singleton is the only clown in the entire eastern section of the United States who can ride a motorcycle h ackwards w bile standing up eating a l) anana.'" Wolfe predict 1hat this year', asembly will be the greatest ever. It ,h  ta wet