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October 17, 1975     The Glenville Democrat
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October 17, 1975

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I O O A Gilmer Graphics, Inc. Newspaper Published By and For Gilmer County People Single Copy Price 15c [Incl. Tax] GLENV1LLE, GILMER COUNTY, WV 26351 Friday, October 17, 1975 Council cites.,. Lanaford's Satitation Co. r County schools up in heavy year to keep by the that be set v" in order to heating. recommended lighting and in order to ! and fuel. the energy that schools gas, electric at October speak flown over are invited to according to Petit of the Practice for up 40 upon F. IGdd, names to easier. Jury list Lavella V. Bailey, Beall, B. Bishop, l ungard- Maxine Elsie Dot Coberly, Collins. L. Hayward Ray E. Helen M. A. Jones, Sr., Patterson, Reed, Eva Beulah Snider, e, Stal- C.andace Mary Arnett and lint list Janet p. Ray ShJrrel I. Stout. E* Oma D. for 3. The Jury To facilitate the cutback, schools will compete against last year's energy consumption in an Energy Conserva- tion Contest. As added incentive, the Gilmer County Board of Education has agreed to award $100 to any elementary school to accomplish a 10 percent savings in gas and electric consump- tion, and $200 for a 20 percent reduction, said Welty. Gilmer County H.S., because of its potential to save, will be awarded $50 for a 10 percent savings and $100 for a 20 percent reduction. At the end of a four-month' energy-saving period, a comparison with last year's energy consumption will be made. Whatever savings are realized, based on current costs, will be returned to the schools to use "in a manner that will most effectively benefit the learning-teaching process of that school," said Welty. In addition, Tanner School will ,be given the responsibility of monitoring energy conserved at maintenance facilities and will benefit from any savings accrued. Troy School will be given the responsibility of monitoring the County Office. Schools will also prepare a contest journal, to be submitted to Welty before payment of any kind is made. Each school journal will report the school's theme for promoting energy conservation; lectures or discussions concerning the energy crisis; poster contests; energy con- servation suggestions of parents, students, faculty, staff and admini- strators; and a summation of each school's energy-saving efforts. Trick.or.trent boers set City Council of Glenville has established Thursday, October 30, as the only day for Halloween trick-or-treating. Hours for trick- or-treating will be from 6-8 p.m. Glenville City Council voted at their last meeting, October 6, to file a formal complaint with the Public Service Commission {PSC} in Charle- ston concerning "the inadequate service of Langford's Sanitation Co." Citing numerous complaints from residents, the letter stated that the garbage collection company, which operates only one truck in Gilmer County, "is trying to serve a much larger area than is service adequately." The letter of complaint to PSC cited four areas of concern to the City Council: "high rates and poor service, not picking up trash on scheduled pickup days, company workers scattering trash, and neglect in passing up some pickups." The City Council said in their complaint to the PSC that missed pickups "create a health problem since most city residents place m garbage for pickup in plastic bags. Pioneer Grocery has been billed easily torn bv passing animals." $100.00 a month for daily pickups, the The complaint was filed with the owners said. On occaseion, pickups Public Service Commission because have occurred only once or twice they license and franchise sanitation weekly, they said. companies such as Langford's. In their The standard rate for residential regulatory capacity, the PSC sets pickups {twice weekly} is $4.24 a standards of performance for Lang- month. ford's just as they do for utility companies. Residents who have complained about Langford's service say the company's truck makes pickups in Lewis County and covers such a wide area that prompt pickups are impossible, according to Mayor Delbert L. Davidson. Davidson also said many com- plaints were about alleged high rates for trash collection. City Hall was billed $42.40 one month for weekly pickups of 6-8 bags of trash, Davidson said. The rate for a once-a-week pickup is $3.18 a month. In addition to complaints to City Council regarding Langford's Sanita- tion Co., many area residents have suggested the county arrange for a public solid waste disposal system which would serve the needs of all county residents. It has been reported that some persons dump trash in area streams and gullies rather than pay for trash removal by a private collection company such as Langford's. A county-wide solid waste disposal system would eliminate much trash pollution, it has been argued. HUD Grant The Gilmer County Commission, at their October 6 monthly meeting, authorized County Clerk Mary Davidson to write the regional HUD office in Pittsburg~ for forms, legislation and guidelines dealing with requests for Community Development Block Grants. The commissioners said they anticipate again submitting a grant pre-application. Last March, HUD rejected the Commission's $439,800 Emergency Services pre- applicatin which combined needed programs for the volunteer fire department and ambulance service. Fund ambulance service The Commission approved ap- members for $8,000 to be used towards installation of lights at the athletic field at Van Horn Drive. Members Chester Westfall, Ike Morris, Dick Stalnaker, Tom McPherson, Bill Perry and Lyle Coffman approached the Commission. Westfall said the field, used primarily by the Gilmer County H.S. football team, would be formally leased for 10 years to the Lions Club from Ross Van Horn. He also said the field would be used for recreational purposes by county residents for events such as band concerts and other activities. He added that the lights would cost a total of $16,000 and that the Lions Club would contribute $3.000. assisted with a $5,000 contribution from the Gilmer County Athletic propriations totaling $28,516 from BSos ers Club. revenue rm8 hinds for new ......... Gilmer County Ambulance Service. A breakdown of the total amount reveals that $15,615 will be allotted for salaries for three driver/attendants, a part-time clerk - and a pad-time telephone operator; $3,819 will be allotted for equipment, including light rescue apparatus; $3,556 will be allotted for vehicle insurance, fuel, and tires; and $5,026 will be allotted for utilities and other expenses. The County Ambulance " Board is still discussing plans for an ambulance garage and attendant center. Amlmlance Board changes Nellie Law resigned from her post on the five-person Gilmer County Ambulance Board. She is being replacedby Byrl Law. Terms of offices for the Commission-appointed Am- bulance Board are: Beryl Langford, director, one year: Byrl Law, two years: Sammy Reuse. two years; Loren McCartney, three years; and J. J. Spurgeon, three years. Lights for athletic field The Commission approved a request by Gilmer County Lions Club According to minutes of the County Commission, the lights would become the property of the Commission and could be moved to a different location at the discretion of the Commission. New roofs The Commission accepted a low bid of $7,880 from Facemire Brothers and Co. for re-roofing the Gilmer County Courthouse. In addition, the Commission accepted a low bid of $I,980 from Woods Roofing and Siding Co. of Clendenin for re-roofing the Gilmer County Jail and the SherifFs residence. CPC replacements The Gilmer County Planning Commission reported to the Commis- sion the following names as replacements: Robert Minnigh for David Aiton {Sept I to December 31. 1977 term}, Everett Ellison for Joe Messina {Sept. 1 to December 31, 1977} and Delbert L. Davidson for Maysel Luzader {representing city govern- ment. Sept. 1 to December 31. 1976 term}. High-stepping GSC majorettes lead Pioneer Band down Main St. Girls are [l-r] Lowe Harry, Judy Green and Janet Griffin. Mary Both Martin, Sherry Home, Jane GSC Pioneer Perry Stovall and cheerleader Pare Beale GSC Athletic Director Robert Dollgener preparu to hand over trophies to Frank Montrose Award co-recipients, Bob tlardman Jr| and Tom Lilly [1] as Dr. D. Banim Wilbm'n makes the halftime presentation. Hardman and Lilly are GSC honor grads and former star athletes. After several days of unrelentingher court, three marching bands rain storms, the sun broke through to including the GSC and Gilmer County burn off heavy ground fog and theH.S contingents, Brownies and Girl Glenville State Homecoming paradeScouts from the area, and various signaled the beginning of weekend-long dignitaries, began at 10 a.m. Saturday, activities and reunions among friends, under sunny, balmy skies. Gilmer Everything went off without a County Shriners proved a hit with the hitch, noted Dr. D. Banks Wilburn, children as they passed around president of GSC, including the candy and chewing gum, coronation of Homecoming Queen Becky Watson along the slippery sidelines at Rohrbough Field. Every- thing, that is, except the all-important grid contest between favored GSC and the visiting Bobcats of W. Va. Wesleyan. Glenville was defeated in overtime, 21-15. Otherwise, the sun shone all weekend, and temperatures remained in the crisp 60's, perfect for unveiling Autumn fashions at various social hours, cocktail parties and at the Homecoming Dance. a formal affair this year. Immediately after the parade, Queen Becky and her court were officially presented. Miss Watson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ray Watson of Elizabeth, was crowned 1975 Homecoming ueen by Dr. Wilburn. Also presented were attendants Vickie McCracken, Senior Princess; Elizbeth Steidl, junior Princess; Kimberly Caste, Sophomore Princess; and Tish Cummings, Freshman Princess. Delighting the crowd at Rohr- bough during the coronation cere- monies were crown bearer Andrew The weekend actually began McCreary, 4, son of Dr. and Mrs. John Friday night as GSC cheerleaders held McCreary of Glenville; and train a thuse at 6 p.m. at the Amphitheatre. bearer Misty Board, 3, daughter of Mr, The Homecoming parade, featuring and Mrs. Richard E. Board of floats, a preview of Queen Becky and Palestine. {Continued on Page 8} Queen Becky Watson