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55 The A Gilmer Graphics, Inc. Newspaper lenville Single Copy Price 15c [Incl. Tax] GLENVILLE, GII2VIER COUNTY, WV 26351 ker I ng a Preliminary hearing Magistrate Wednesday, Lloyd Stalnaker, Was bound over for Cilrner County Grand with the August 17 of Thurl Nicholas.  appeared during the ted approximately M The hearing agistrate Courtroom County Courthouse testifying were Thelma Norman. ' Minter Cottrill, West Police Trooper First Smith and Gilmer Hacker, Jr. Who had requested the after being murder of the first represented at the R. Terry Butcher II of Glenville. presented the fatally wounded :he Hotel Conrad in was subsequently of the first an investigation by Sheriff's Depart- Gilmer County Virginia State testimony the past Minigh issued "The court cause to believe Was committed and (Stalnaker} therefore orders him by the November County Grand Jury." returned to the MAKING PLANS--Stan Hardman [left], Vice President of Sales for Hardman Home Centers, and Charles Harold, Manager of Glenvflle Supply, look over plans for building a new retail outlet at the company's present warehouse site on Walnut Street In Glenville. [Democrat Photo] Glenville Supply plans to open larger store Charles O. Hardman, President of Hardman Home Centers of which Glenville Supply Company is a subsidiary, announced this week plans for the construction of an all new lumber and hardward facility on the present site of the company's warehouse on Walnut Street in Glenville. According to Hardman, the new store will bring to the Glenville area a wider assortment of building material and hardware than has been offered in the past. Some of the product lines which will be expanded include: lumber, paneling, moldings, carpet, kitchen cabinets, light fixtures, plumbing and electrical supplies, hardware, tools, housewares, and lawn and garden products. Plans call for renovation of the present warehouse building and surrounding area. Grading and actual work on the project is scheduled to begin in the spring of 1978. Several parking spaces will be available. The projected opening date is mid-summer of next year. Glenville Supply is presently located on Main Street in Glenville. President Hardman concluded by saying, "Hardmans believe in the future of the Glenville area and have always held in high respect the needs of our customers here." Polls to serve as GSC following the Public Relations Director 21 for Rural Progress :30 in the Conference Federal Building. Association of will meet at Center at 7 p.m. 22 begins at 2:30 p.m. at fity Building. 23 in the GSC P.m. 24 will serenade at s residence on 25 spook house at the Church from October 26 tests at Rosedale organization meets Store. in the Pioneer Room at 7 p.m. Benjamin I. Pol/s, Assistant Editor of The Inter-Mountain, a daily newspaper published in Elkins, has their teachers, an aide and Principal Relations and Information at Glenville State College, according to President William K. Simmons. Polls, 36, , was unanimously selected by a Search and Screening Committee set up by the college to pick an individual to fill the new position Monday, October 10. President Simmons said Polls has verbally accepted the appointment and he has written a letter to Polls formally notifying him of his selection. The new Director is scheduled to assume his new duties November 1. Mr. Polls served as a staff writer and photographer for the Wheeling News-Register prior to coming to Elkins. Before working in Wheeling, he was Personnel and Finance Manager of Polls Brothers, a wholesale-retail food outlet in Fairmont. The new Director is married and has one child. He has a Bachelor of Science Major in Journalism-Public Relations from West Virginia Univer- sity. His Minor is in Psychology. Polls received his degree in 1973. Dr. Simmons said the school had "a tremendous number of applicants for the position. We had a high number of extremely qualified applicants and we were gratified at the number of individuals who applied for the job. We feel we have selected the best applicant for what we need at Glenville State College." According to Dr. Simmons, the primary job for the new Director will be to get information to the public concerning activities at the college. He said Polls will serve as a central source who may be contacted for information by media and other interested individuals. President Simmons added that the Screening Committee will sit down with Polls prior to November 1 to discuss specific obiectives for the office. "Primarily," Simmons said "his iob will be to promote the image of Glenville State College." Serving on the Screening Com- mittee were: President Simmons, Dean Lowell Paterson, Dean Mack Samples, Director of Administrative Services Robert Gainer, Assistant Professor of Journalism Mrs. Yvonne King, and Placement Officer and Director of Off-Campus Activity Joe Hickman. 5: :ii!: i teacher Tim Butler [fight] holds a antown's science laboratory. Some of his urrestinr( places where the fern could be I emocrat ! Published By And For Gilmer County PeoPle Thursday, October 20, 1977 Commission okays well The Gilmer County Commission, meeting in special session Friday, October 14, at 3 p.m., gave Trio Petroleum permission to drill a well on the Gilmer County Golf Course. In a split decision, the Commission ap- proved the request of Trio to drill a well on the left side of the fairway on the Number One hold at the course. Commission President Beryl Langford and Commissioner Nelson Garrett voted for the proposal. Commissioner O.V. "Gene" Ellyson voted in opposition. At the outset of the meeting, which was attended by I.L. "Ike" Morris of Trio, President Langford made the following statement: "From time to time we have discussed this proposed well proiect with representatives from Trio Petroleum. I have written here the items I believe have been discussed and agreed to." Langford proceeded to outline provisions he stated were apparently acceptable to the petroleum company. First, Langford stated, it was agreed that the proposed well would not be drilled more than 28 feet from the Sycamore roadway. Secondly, he said, no tanks are to be left following drilling. The only lines present will be those leading to meters and tanks. There are to be no lines on the course itself. Thirdly, the company agrees to fill low ground if desired by the Parks and Recreation Commission. As a fourth agreement, there are to be no catch basins left on the golf course after drilling is completed. Also, all ground disturbed by the drilling will be reclaimed, mulched and seeded, as soon as possible after the well is drilled. The drilling and reclamation is to be completed within 90 days from the time the drilling begins, and the Commission is to act as the final judge in determining that reclamation is satisfactorily com- pleted. In the event the well is drilled and the provisions mentioned are not adhered to within one year, the company will be required to pay a penalty of $5000 to the County Commission. Mr. Morris stated no disa- greement to the terms described. Commissioner Garrett moved that permission be granted for the well to be drilled subject to the provisions outlined. President Langford seconded the motion and the vote was taken as previously stated. Commissioner Ellyson commented following the vote, "I want to go on record as being against drilling any place on the golf course because I think it will mar the beauty of the area. I hope and pray that I'm wrong." President Langford stated, "There are, of course, pros and cons in this matter to be considered. However, if there is a gas-producing well located in that spot, I believe it will be economically good for the county without detracting from the golf course." Langford continued. "'The Recre- ation Center belongs to all the people of Gilmer County. The people who play golf have been blessed by the fact that a course has been provided and kept up for them. "I personally think that if we can derive some profit from this particular area, the county as a whole will benefit. I also don't believe there will be any great inconvenience to area golfers." Trio Petroleum has a lease on the 110 acres of county-owned land at the Recreation Center, but must obtain permission before drilling a well at any specific site. Morris indicated it will be at least two weeks before drilling will begin at the course. The terms of the agreement will be written by attorneys representing both the Commission and Trio Petroleum. Gainer attends Meeting Earl J. "Tax" Gainer, Director of the Calhoun-Gilmer Career Center near GrantsviUe, was in New Orleans last week for a National Vo-Tech Meeting. The session was held at the Iytton Hotel in New Orleans. It began on Wednesday, October 12. and concluded on Saturday, October 15. Gainer was chosen along with three other West Virginians to represent the state Department of Education. The meeting concentrated on approaches to problems related to career-centered education in America. While in New Orleans, Gainer said he was taken on a tour of the Superdome by its President and General Manager, Denzil Skinner, former Gilmer Countian. Gainer remarked, "The Astro- dome is a tinker toy when compared with the Superdome." He said the facility is remarkable with its many innovative attractions, including spe- cial suites for viewing athletic events. While in New Orleans, Gainer attended a basketball game involving the NBA's New Orleans Jazz. He said he had the opportunity to renew acquaintances with former West Virginia University basketball star, "Hot Rod" Hundley. Hundley is now an announcer for the Jazz. Gainer said he was most moved by a remark made by Skinner during the visit to the Superdome. He said he was speaking with Skinner concerning his position and how important it is, "One place and one position is iust like another," he said Skinner replied, "when you're not at home, and my home is Gilmer County." The Director returned to his home near Glenville on Sunday. NEW FACILITY--Kanawha Union Bank's new' banking facility will be complete with three modern lanes. [Democrat Photo] New facility m open The Kanawa Union Bank in Glenville is planning to open its sparkling, new drive-in banking facility Friday, October 21, according to Vice President Thomas McPherson. The new facility will have three drive-in lanes. One will have a drawer similar to the bank's previous drive-in, which will be closed. The other two lanes will be equipped with pneumatic tube carrier units, which will allow customers to transact business from their automobiles at lanes located a bit farther from the new drive-in building. A customer will be able to open a drawer, pull out a cannister, enclose the transaction he wishes to make, and replace it in the drawer. It will then move to the building where a teller will take care of the transaction. A two-way speaker system will allow private communication between the customer and the teller. The new drive-in building itself was constructed by P.W. Campbell Contracting Company of Pittsburgh. A local contractor, Charles Freshour, did the concrete work and the entire project was supervised by Everett Ellison, who was retained by the bank. In addition to the three drive-in lanes, there is an enclosed two-teller walk-up station, a night deposit drawer which may be used without leaving one's car and a parking area for bank customers. McPherson pointed out that there is a canopy over the three drive-in areas. He stated that a fourth drive-in may be opened so that campers and other high vehicles will be able to use the facility. "Our aim is to give our customers better service," McPherson said. Hours of operation for the drive-in facility will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday, Tuesday and Thursday: from 9 a.m. to noon. Wednesday and Saturday: and from 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., Friday. Normantown classes have fun while learning They call it a "science lab" and if they aren't careful the students may figure out it's part of the class schedule and not have so much fun. It's doubtful they will, though, because of the beauty and tranquility of the woodland science area located on US 33-119, directly across from Normantown Elementary School. According to science teacher Tim Butler the area takes in seven acres and has "1000 meters of trails." Butler refused to discuss how many feet that is. He has already converted to the metric system. The trails are all well landscaped and taken care of. "We take brooms and rakes and go over to police the area quite often," Butler said. "We like to keep it attractive for the students and for visitors." Once or twice a year. he adds, the students gather stones from around the school grounds, crush them, and use them to stabilize the paths. To e large extent, this has made the trails well-preserved, with few wet or muddy spots. The children also have built two stairways out of stone in the area. Large stones of all different types were gathered and mortared together to make the stairways, according to Butler. There are also many other features in the seven areas. For one thing, there is a pond. The pond seems a favorite area of students and teachers alike. There was a problem earlier in getting the pond to hold water, but that has been corrected, the teacher said. He added that the pond has been stocked with catfish, sunfish, and "a bass or two." Moving on, there is a spring flower garden. While there are no flowers blooming there at this time of year, Butler says his children have gathered at least 50 spring flowers to be transplanted in the garden. "We even have some Lady's Slippers and Jacob's Ladder," he said, adding those flowers are often difficult to transplant successfully. "I let the children go over and identify the flowers as they come up in the sprng," Butler said. "That makes teaching them about spring flowers much easier and nicer-and they enjoy it." The area also has two patches of ramps, some ginseng, mountain laurel and honeysuckle. "My goal is to get all the different types of plant life so we can study and observe them," Butler said. The science teacher is in his fifth year at Normantown. A newly-added fern garden currently has about a dozen different varieties of fern, according to Butler. More are being added daily as the students bring in more to be planted. he went on. In another section of the lab, there is a 40-seat amphitheater, built of rock supplied by the children. "We have classes over there whenever it's nice," ' the instructor said. The group, which is made up of 129 students from Normantown's fifth. sixth, seventh and eighth grade classes, is also in the process of labeling 28 different trees in the acreage. Signs have been prepared so that the trees may be easily identified by anyone visiting the area. Butler concluded that he hopes more people passing through the area will stop by for a visit. "There's a picnic table, and it's just a beautiful spot," he said. "I wish more people would stop by. It's open to the public and we'd like for everyone to enioy it." So, if you're driving through Normantown, or plan an outdoor picnic, the science laboratory might be a good spot to visit. A look in the pond, a walk on the well-preserved trails, and a thought given to the work done by Normantown students should make a meal all the more enjoyable. TWO SEL'ON$ we've t   th week.-elllhteou news, more ldelures,  announce- menfs. We hope tM larler paper and we ank for your coutinuintt support.