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October 14, 1976

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X ) 10 The Glenville Democrat/ Pathfinder October 14, 1976 Former residents bring bands to parade , Former Gilmer County resident .Winoma Sprugeon will bring her Coalton Twelve Year School Band to Glenville this weekend for the Glenvitle State College homecoming parade. Miss Spurgeon, who was in the second group of music majors to graduate from GSC, organized the band two years ago. They have marched only six times, twice at the band festival at Gilmer County High School where they received ratings of good and excellent. Miss Sprugeon, however, is not a 'newcomer to the homecoming parade parade, having brought her Tygarts Valley Band from Mill Creek while she .was band director there. : In addition to leading bands at Coalton and in Randolph County, Miss :;oSpurgeon has taught at the West Virginia School for the Blind, Aurora High School and in Ohio, as well as ;served in Europe for two years as a ' volunteer worker for the Church of the Brethern. She r(:tivt(l ; Master (d' Aria (h;rce in NIusi( Education from Marshall Univcrsib,. in 1966. Curreu li, she L choir director for the Woodford United Me, thodist Church in Elkins and is active in other church organizations. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. O.R. Spurgeon of the Connings community. Her mother was Gilmer County Belle in 1976 and her father is one of the county soil conservation supervisors. Mrs. Peggy l(J Ward Weese, also a Glenville State College graduate of music will also be [winging the Herman Twelve Year School band of 70 members to participate in the Homecomeing Parade, The Harman Band is beginning its third year as a band and has marched in six parades including the recent Forest Festiwd in Elkins. Mrs, Weese is from Weston where she was a majorette and the drum major while she was in the Minute Men band. mammmmmglDIISSIUMilnNgmimm mmumm BRNB U mil RB T SERVICE' Miss Winona Spurgeon - V, i .,  Copies of each week's Glenville i Hi CLIP & SAVE ;' IIII ,,.. Coupon Good for $2 On Any TV Service Work IB" -][i':-" ( " [1-M-ak's B Democrat are available at Community Super Market, Sum- Antenna Boosters Installed And Repaired mere Pharmacy, The Grill, - S Elect " OutofTown II Conrad's Motel, GSCBookstore, i Estimates utton ronlcs Ca.Collect : Pioneer Grocery, Superette, lB Go-Mart Food Store, The Towne = Main Street - Sutton - Phone 765.5782 : Bookstore, and Gilmereraphics, iaaalllaanaelanaaaaaaanelamalinanammamn Inc. Welfare recipients in area ranks second in state Grantsville, Area 14 (Calhoun and Gilmer Counties) has a total population of 14,828 (Calhoun-7,046, Gilmer-7, 782). During the month of August, 1976 the Department of Welfare provided help in some form to 3,785 persons in the area or 25.5 per cent of the total population. This is the second highest per cent of total population served by any area in the state. Of the 3,785 persons helped in Grantsville Area during August, 3,191 or 84 per cent of those served received help in some form other than a check. During August, 594 individuals in 194 households received help in the form of a welfare check. In Calhoun County, 348 individuals or 4.9 per cent of the total population benefited from welfare checks. Gilmer  County had 246 individuals or 3.1 per cent of the population benefiting from welfare checks. i The most common surname in the United States is Smith. Close to 2.5 million Smiths reside here. ....... ..:.::iiii!,. -: :i: ............. i:!:iiii!{]i .. iiiii00!00 i!iiii!iiil ,:.:.:.: ::!. .,:::;. :i:i: :i! .:::::, :;:::::, :::::::::. THE WESTON-SUTTON-SPENCER Mr. and Mrs. Wesley Dobbins grant to Gary N. Dobbins 107 acres on Lower Level Run, Center District. Hunter M. Bennett Jr. trustee grants to Fie Dulley 18 acres in Dekalb district. Mr. and Mrs. Glen McHenry grant to Mr. and Mrs. Lynn McHenry 1/2 interest in one acre on Sand Fork, Glenville district. Mr. and Mrs. Thomas McHenry and Mr. and Mrs. Harold Riffle grant to Mr. and Mrs. Lynn McHenry 1/3 interest in one acre on Sand Fork, Glenville district. Edward Kroll and Kathleen Kroll grant to Mr. and Mrs. Edward Zak four tracts of land in Glenville district, the first containing 2.75 acres, the second contains 2.25 acres, the third is a lot, the fourth contains one acre, the fifth contains two acres, the sixth contains one acre and the seventh contains 83 acres. Mr. and Mrs. William Hillyard grant to Emma Lea Cayton six tracts of land on the waters of Sinking Creek, Dekalb district. The first contains 61 acres, the second contains 11/16 acres, the fifth contains 6 acres and the sixth contains 52 acres. Mr. and Mrs. James Matheny and others grant to Bonnie L. Matheny their interest in a gas well in Lewis County, 1/2 interest in an oil well in Conings, Troy district and 1/2 interest in another oil well in Troy district. Culture Center features gospel Gospel music-from the African influence to Mahalia Jackson-will be on stage as the Science and Culture Center presents the Caffie Singers, Sunday, October 17 at 8 p.m. Under the direction of Charles- toffs Ethel Caffie, the singers will trace the progression of Black gospel songs down through the ages, separating the music form into the various stages of its history. "Music has bee the Black man's main artery in expressing his innermost dreams, his deepest sorrow, and his unfailing faith," their program states. The repertoire reflects the slave days, the era of the Emancipation Proclamation, the formally-educated Black, and the important role gospel music plays in religion. Comprised of 20 youths, the Cbeffie Singers began eight years ago in Charleston as a group who meets once a week to rehearse Black gospel music. Ethel Caffie, the group's director, has been involved in gospel music since the age of then when she directed her first choir. A graduate of West Virginia Institute of Technology, she has served as director for the Southern West Virginia Gospel Singers (which was composed of youth throughout West Virginia), and pianist for the United Choral Esemble of Charleston. Presently, Ms. Caffie is State Minister of Music of the Churches of God in Christ, West Virginia South, and is oct the Executive Board of the International Music Department of the Churches of God in Christ. All performances will be free to the public. Residents outside Karmwha County may reserve seats for performances by calling toll-free (800) 624-8249. These tickets must be picked up a half-hour prior to curtain. Roger and Lockney. Michael Glenville 21, of Board will host open house The Gilmer County Democratic Executive Committee will offically open their Glenville headquarters Saturday following the Glenville State College homecoming parade. John Slack, Democrat candidate for the U.S. Congress from this district, will be on hand for a ribbon cutting ceremony as well as several candidates for state office and local party officials. Refreshments will b e served during the open house at party headquarters, 5 Bank St, Rt. 33 & 119 - 4 miles west of 'if' A complete selection of quality 12 WIDES - 14 WTDES - DOUBLE AND MODULAR ON EACH FULLY Phone 269-1510 -- Member of W.Va. Mobile Homes