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2 The Glenvi]le Demom'at-Pathl dar Dear F.~Utor, I noticed the aritcle about Bob wyatt and the black squirrel in the past week:s paper. I'm a former Gilmer County resident. In September I was struck down by a car on a city street and severely injured. My husband, one day last week, helped me out to sit on the back porch while he hulled black walnuts in our driveway. We've had a black squirrel as a regular visitor for the past two or three years. After the walnuts were all hulled, our black visitor came and stood on hind feet just a few feet from me and tried his best {o get at the walnuts that my husband had covered with a screen. As for the rarity of the black squirrel I can't say, however, when we lived on Barbecue Run, I saw not only a black squirrel, but also a white one, back in the 1950's. This particular black squirrel who visits us, comes up on the porch in winter and looks through the patio door. Every winter we've been giving the gray ones and the black one peanut butter and crackers. But that has to stop, since in the summer they'd pick the ears of sweet corn {before they were quite ready for use}, take them up a tree near our garden, sit up there and shuc the corn, eat it, then throw down the cob and shucks from the tree. So. I think we won't feed them this winter. They also shimmy up our metal bird pole to the feeder and eat the bird feed. The article was quite interesthtg. Keep on printing this type. Th~l]k you, Mrs. Barbara M. Wyatt 262 West River St. Elyrla, Ohio 44035 On Tuesday morning, October 9, 1984, our home caught on fire. Due to the quick response of the Gilmer County Volunteer Fire Department, we were able to salvage some of our personal belongings. Without their help we would have lost everything. We wish to extend our appreciation to the fire depart- ment and to those men who responded to the call. We would also like to thank all of our friends, neighbors, and the churches of the community, for their help. Sincerely, Howard, Deanea. Kenneth and nathon Sumpter Gilmer Countians can keep Halloween the fun holiday it is meant to be for youngsters by planning special precau- tions. Parents should carefully examine all treats before children are allowed to eat them. Parents should also warn children not to eat any of their treats before they return home and have them examined. Costumes, masks, beards, and wigs should be labeled "flame resistant." Although this does not mean they won't catch fire nlns ignition source. Fl sy and outfits with big, baggy sleeves or billowing skirts should be avoided to minimize the risk of contact with candles or other sources of ignition. Costumes should be light and bright enough to be clearly visible to motorists. For greater visibility in dusk or darkness, costumes should be decorated or trimmed with reflective tape, which will glow in the beam of a car's headlights. Bags or sacks should also be light colored and decorated with reflective tape. Reflective tape is usually available in hardware, bicycle and sporting goods stores. Children should also carry flashlights to see--and be seen--more easily. Costumes should be short enough to prevent children from tripping and falling. Children should also wear safe, sturdy shoes. Mother's high heels are not a good idea for safe walking. Hats should be tied securely to prevent them from slipp- ing over children's eyes. Makeup is better than masks. Apply a natural mask of cosmetics rather than have a child wear a loose fitting mask, which might restrict breafl dng or obscure vision. If a mask is used, make sure eyeholes are large enough to allow full vision and make sure the mask fits securely. If costume swords, knives, or similar accessories are carried, they should be of soft or flexible material. Smaller children shonld always be accompanied by an older responsible child or an adult. All children should use the sidewalk rather than walk in the street, and they should WALK, not rtm from house to house. Children should be cautioned against running out between parked cars or across yards and lawns where ornaments, fur- niture, or clotheslines present dangers. Children should only go to homes where residents have outside lights on as a sign of welcome. dren should not enter homes or apartments unless they are accompanied by an adult. Those receiving trick-or-treaters should remove anything that could be an obstacle from steps, lawns, and porches. Candlelit jack-o-lanterns should be kept away from landings and doorsteps where cOStumes could brush against the flame. Indoor jack-o-lanterns should be kept away from curtains, decorations, or other furnishings that could be ignited. Parents should encourage home parties and celebra- tions in piece of trick-or-treating, particularly in rural areas. The Glenville Democrat " (ISSN 0746-5890) Published Thursdays S1 weeks of the year Second Class Postage paid at Glenville, WV 26351 Notice to Postmaster. Please send address co~ections to P.O. Box 4S8. Glenvllle, WV 151. wesSUbSCription. ~ NLS0, tax incluclbd, in Gitmer County. othaw t V~ resimmts, Sll.50, tax Included. Out ot stste rssidqmts, $12.00, Cannot accept ~llons for less than six months. Kelly S. Arnold Terd B. Arnold Editor/Publisher The following is a description of Amendments 3, 4 and 5 that will appear op the November 6 ballot in West Virginia. It is impera'ti e that each voter know what the amendments are, and what they will mean to the people and the state of West Virginia. These three amendments will be covered this week, and Amendments No. 1 and 2 will be covered in next week's issue. AM]ENDM]g T NO. 3 Amendment No. 3 will "require public schools to set aside a time for students who wish to use their voluntary contemplation, meditation, or prayer rights." This amendment asks a single question: Should public schools be required to set aside time for students who wish to contemplate, meditate or pray? If passed, public schools would have to provide a designated brief time for such activity. However. no stu- dent would be required, or even encouraged, to engage in contemplation, meditation, or prayer. Remember, a FOR vote indicates approval of voluntary prayer in schools, while an AGAINST vote would oppose voluntary prayer. AMENDMENT NO. 4 The most sweeping amendment on the November 6 ballot is the "Better Schools, Roads and Public Works Con- struction Amendment." This proposal is designed to pro- vide money to construct and renovate schools; improve public educational programs; construct and repair highways and bridges; and construct and renovate water and dewer treatment facilities. It is an attempt to comply with the state Supreme Court decision to improve the schools--as mandated by the Recht decision--and, at the same time, to upgrade educa- tional and public facilities for an improved economic climate. This amendment would provide additional monies from two sources: an excess (up to 10(P/o) levy on property taxes for school programs, and an additional one-cent increase in the consumer sales tax for capitol investments such as school buildings, roads and water facilities. The statewide excess levy would replace any local ex- cess levy for schools. The money would first go to the local school districts that would have their local levy replaced by the state levy. Thus, these districts would continue to receive the same amount of funds available for the same purposes as provided by the local levy--until that local levy would have expired. After that. they will continue to receive funds, but at the discretion of the State Board of Education. Money raised by the state levy would also be used to im- plement quality standards in educational programs and services: to provide textbooks and instructional materials: to achieve salary equity among school employees; to pro- vide regional services; and to provide funds as needed by the local school boards. The money from the one-cent sales tax increase would be used first for school renovation or construction {at least $40 million per year until 1999}: second, for interest on bonds for highways or bridges: and third, for water and sewage treatment facilities. Individual county school boards would receive allocations from this money on a per- pupil basis. A vote FOR this amendment would support the imposi- op- the implementation of the program. AM]F M] WT NO. 5 Amendment No. 5 is the Equitable Taxation of Property and Exemption of Intangible Property Amendment. This amendment is probably the most complex amendment on the ballot. A vote FOR on this amendment would mean that intangible personal property, such as investments, pen- sions, bank deposits and also household goods, and per- - sonal effects not held for profit would be exempyt from personal property taxes. A vote AGAINST the amendment would mean that the Legislature could impose a tax on in- tangible personal property, and would not necesarily pro- vide for equal taxation of property. The amendment would require a phase-in of new valua- tions as a result of the property tax reappraisal program approved earlier by the voters. A FOR vote on this amendment would incicate support of the exemption of intangible property from property taxa- tion, while an AGAINST vote would mean you support tax- ation of intangible property. Be sure to consider carefully what the amendment says before voting for or against it. Amendments are notorious for being written in tricky language which might confuse the voter. iDa Continued from Page 1 audit, which was due to the Tax fective November 18, at a wage Department on September 30, of $6.33 per hour. 1984. was delayed because Ramsay then informed the records were not complete and Commission about a problem not available for audit, with the sludge drying bed at Since receipt of this letter, the the sewer treatment plant. He Utility had contacted Wood ¬ed that, although the drying Merritt, the audit firm, schedul- bed in existence has been ap- ing the audit for November 5. proved by the Department of 1984. The Utility also informed Natural Resources, it was not the State Tax Department of the sufficient to do the job scheduling of the audit, necessary in handling the Manager Ramsey also noted-sludge. that Ms. Barbara Coatney, the He noted that LL. Morris had Utility's bookkeeper, had been hauled away approximately apprised of the audit schedule, 30,000 gallons of sludge from so that records would be corn- the bed last week, and that it plete and available for audit, was almost full again. Ramsey then submitted a He asked if ways could be recommendation of employmentfound to design and engineer a for the Utility. He noted that drying bed. and the possibility of they have been working with getting matching funds to help one less man than they had in finance the project. the summer of 1983. He also He stated that he felt that the noted that a part-time employee Utility could come up with had resigned, leaving the Utility $8-10,000 dollars in matching severely shorthanded, funds to get the project corn-* He noted that overtime wouldpleted. have to be used, starting next It was agreed that, if the week, since Randy Brown funds could be found, then it resigned, He then submitted an might be possible to get an application for employment engineer to draw plans for the from Simmons of project so that the Utility could settle. Simmons already had construct the bed with its own the test for his Class II labor. Treatment Plant Water There being no further and only needed ex- business, the Commission voted perience to get his license,to adjourn to meet again The Commission approved the November 15. at 7 p.m. in the to employ Simmons, ef- Council Chambers. Continued from Page 1 at its next meeting on November was pretty 2. the same At this time Robert Miller. at Sand Fork Board President, addressed Mr. taries. He Clark and stated that, "Theanother athletic department is more ex- had been dis Halt, I pensive than science and math ings in oth B B combined. I realize that throughout the 'tes, athletics is very important, bu! these were ,Oc the sky shouldu't be the limit.' materials, th l eer He went on to say, however, "I asbestos. The would have no objection to sup- Brady said then ar porting this project, if you could "identify the Public come up with money from the and educate County Commission." how to handle lowee A motion was then made to remove it du wilI t allocate $1400 from the Board He stated thatl r of Education. with the stipula- alternative tion that the County Commis- the EPA allows. ...... sion, or some other source, must supply the other half of the $2800. The Board approved the motion. Roger Brady then approached the Board with information con- cerning asbestos in the schools of the county. He noted that when the ar- chitects had been engineering The Board would be a the safety of merit. Brady money for this remove these the budget and bid. The Board motion to Lq Moose the renovation asbestos hadmeeting date been found in one spot in Nor- November 14, ate- - ^, :J er mantown School. This was Elementary cnouL, ,,.. found around the boilers and o llme changed due covered with a coating of Veteran s Ds Lunc was some kind. Brady stated thatNovember 12," P..m. a this was a very safe type of -- - " l'cKets meeting oay. . asbestos since it was not free to With no furth me 000' get into the air. Board adjourns_ Brady went on to say that he meet again Novel- Shedding light on birth defects. Support the Morch of Dimes Jmer GSC Vs. Fairmont Game Time The Glenville State College-Fairmont football game, originally scheduled to start has been changed to 1:30 p.m. on October done in order not to conflict with the WVU State game at 7:30 p.m. Sand Fork Elementary Dinner & Dance There will be a Spaghetti Dinner, followed dancing' on October 27, at the Sand Fork dinner will include spaghetti, salad, rolls, dessert, and beverage and will be served the cafeteria. The dance will begin at 9 and will be held in the gymnasium. The Maynard Band will provide music. Come and enjoy an fun. Revival ................ ., There will be a revival at the Hardman Church, starting October 28, at 7 p.m. Larry pastor, and everyone is welcome. Cedar Creek Senior Citizen Meeting. "I The Cedar Creek Senior Citizens will meet October 25, at the community building from It p.m., for a covered dish dinner. Meat and furnished. Cedar Creek Homemakers and Meeting ...................... , The Cedar Creek Extension Homemakers will Thanksgiving Sale and meeting at the on the second Wednesday in November. Don't bring all your goodies for the sale. Xanadu is Wesley Foundation Feature, Next week's movie for Family Night at dation will be Xanadu, starring Olivia Gene Kelly. A fantasy, a musical, and dreams come true. Mixes fantasy with fects and '80's music. The movie begins at the Wesley Foundation in the Main Room. admission charge of $1.00. So come on 30 and see this great new movie. Blood Screening Program ........... A blood screening program will be held November 10, from 8:30 a.m. until 11:30 Giimer County Health Center for all residents. Participants should make calling 462-7351, Gilmer County Health De Cedar Creek Game Club Meeting. The Cedar Creek Game Club will meet at on Saturday, October 27, at 8 p.m. All ed tO attend. Family Fun Night ................. The Cox's Mills Tail Twisters 4-H Club will Family Fun Night November 3, at the Cox's munity Building, starting at 6 p.m. There cake walks, and refreshments. Door prizes given away. UNICEF Collections .............. Area youth carrying UNICEF collection knocking on your door this Sunday 28. Your contributions will make this for millions of children around the world.