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on escapes injury Davidson. 32. of serious iniury 17. when she to safety through a her car plunged into Creek near who works in nd was on her way to the received no serious incident. She did. a dunking from the in the accident which US 33-119. Said Mrs. Davidson was she was suddenly a track wheel rolling swerved to the left to nd her 1975 Mustang traveled iusta few injured in Route lones. 32, of Clenville. Tuesday, October II. ts Involved in a traffic Roufe 5 iust east of Post Office. according te with the Gilmer County st Virginia Statq feet, and plunged into the muddy creek. Mrs. Davidson told officers her car remained floating for a minute or so and she was able to roll down the window and crawl out. Two witnesses threw her a rope and helped her ashore. Shortly thereafter, the Mustang was com- pletely submerged. One of the witnesses was Charles W. Crowe of Summersville, Alabama, and it was his truck that was responsible for the rolling wheel Crowe told police he was traveling west on the highway when one of his wheels suddenly became disengaged and rolled ahead of him. He said that he saw the Mustang go into the water. 5 accident She had apparently just topped a crest m the highway, and reported that another car started to turn left in her direction. She swerved to avoid hitting the other car, ran across the highway, hit an embankment and overturned her vehicle. to the report, filed hv Haines. the lenes' 1976 Plvmoufh. was when the accident Damage to the vehicle was estimated at $800. The driver was taken to the Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital in Weston and released. to pickup set ',0 a 1976 For(t pickup was $2000 in an accident ed at approximately 1 ay October 8, on State to an accident With the Cilmer Conntv le West Virginia State ident, investigated bv Sutton. took place at $2000 "approximatelv 1.7 miles east of US 33-119. According to the report, the driver. Ronald Gail Arbogast, 38. of Orrville. Ohio. apparently came around a curve, lost control, hit an embankment and overturned his truck. Arbogast was cited for failure to have his vehicle under control. Coal Severance Tax (0Untv received $17.708.05 Tax from the coal according to figures the West Virginia Coal to the figures gathered x Department data, West nties and municipalities $11.649,380.39 from law passed bv the 1975 the coal industry is on each $100 of coal Special Severance Tax receipts. 75 percent go to counties, with the among all municipalities on a Boone County received the highest amount of Severance Taxes directed to coal-producing counties, $919,880.83. Clay County had the smallest share. $14,376.44. SLIDES WILL BE PRESENTED D.H. Hornbeck, a member of the Sand Run Baptist Church near Buckhannon. will be at the Rock Grove Baptist Church near Linn at 7 p.m. on Sunday, October 30, to show slides of his recent visit to the Holy Land and the Middle East. The Rosedale Youth Group will be in charge of devotions and singing prior to the slide presentation. The public is invited to attend. A wrecker pulled Mrs Davidson's vehicle from the creek, and she gained temporary refuge from the chilly weather in a police cruiser. County Commission meets The Gilmer County Commission met in regular session Monday, October 17. Commissioners Nelson Garrett and O.V. "Gene" Ellyson were present. Commission President Beryl Long- ford was absent due to the fact that he was attending a State Board of Directors meeting in Chester. The meeting concerned proposals the State Board would like considered as top priority items of the next session of the West Virginia Legislature. The Commission approved the payment of $90.26 from the General Fund. There appearing no further business, the Commission adjourned until the regular meeting of the next term. Delegate Burke speaks in Buckhannon Delegate Billy B. Burke of Glenville was the main speaker at the Annual Upshur County Farm Bureau Meeting held recently at the new Buckhannon- Upshur High School. Delegate Burke, who was accom- panied by his wife, Marjorie, discussed items of importance that have occured since he has served as a Delegate. He urged the farmers to keep striving onward and declared that no nation can prosper until it learns the importance of tilling the soil. Paul Nay, President of the West Virginia Farm Bureau, extended greetings to the group. Smith rakes utilities Former Public Service Commission Chairman Brooks Smith told the Charleston Rotary Club last week that small utilities within the state may not be meeting their obligations to provide service. Of the 600 utilities in the state. Smith said. 70 percent are government utilities consisting of municipal and public service districts. Among these are 311 water utilities which offer what Smith called terrible service. The former Chairman also told the group that he opposes lifeline ratemaking, which calls for small consumers to pay less arm v large consumers to pay more for utilities The differences adversely affects more customers than it helps, he said. " Classified advertising pays!H! October 27, 1977 School Board holds meeting The Gilmer County Board of Education met in the Courthouse Annex in Glenville at 7 p.m., October 17, in lieu of an October 24 session. All members, except Robert Fox, were present, Also present was Superin- tendent Ronald J. Welty. On recommendation of the Superintendent, bills in the amount of $9,701.48 were approved for payment. On recommendation by Superin- tendent Welty, the following trip requests were approved: trip to a Region VII Elementary Principal's Meeting for all Gilmer County Elementary Principals at Jackson's Mill on October 19; use of a bus and driver by the Gilmer County Senior Citizens to attend the dedication of the New River Bridge; use of two buses and drivers to The Glenville Democrat/ Pathfinder 11 Conference on Middle Childhood Education in Martinsburg, December 4 through 7, by James O. Phares: use of bus and driver to transport Normantown Elementary students to Glenville State College for swimming classes (fourth grade): and use of a bus to transport Normantown students to the Gilmer County Medical Center, October 24. for a hearing clinic, The Board also approved Mrs. Sue Morris and Mrs. loner Coffman to accompany Mrs. Milliken as chaper- ones to away basketball games of Glenville Elementary. Following that, bids were opened for a storage building to meet advertised specifications. Of the five bids submitted, the low bid of $9.710 from Umbaugh Pole Building Company.'" Incorporated, was accepted. The building will be 24 by 48 feet, and 11 feet in standing height inside. It will be shingle-roofed, and will be used for storage, The building will be located o Board property on Lorentz Drive ir Glenville. The Board spent several minute discussing a leak in the heating systen- at Gilmer County High School. The Board agreed that action to correct the problem, which has caused a lack oi heat in parts of the building, should be taken immediately. On motion by Janet Deal, seconded by Myrtle Roberts, the Board adiourned at 9 p.m., to meet in regular session on November 14. transport the Gilmer County Band to Harrisville on October 22 to participate in the Harrisville Home- coming Parade: trip to the State Bennett new GCHS teacher Mr. John Bennett has replaced Mr. Herbert Donley Teter as Vocational-Agriculture Instructor at Gilmer County High School. Mr. Teter, who had served in this capacity for the past two years, three and one-half months, is now working at the Huttonsville Correctional Center in an operation and managerial position. Mr. Bennett is a 1973 graduate of West Virginia gets Heifer Show It's official! The Eastern Regional lunior Angus Heifer Show will be held at Jackson's Mill, July 11 1978. This important event should attract top Junior Angus Breeders and their equally outstanding heifers from the entire eastern half of the United States. 4-H and County Extension Agents, plus all FFA Advisors. are asked to urge their best livestock project students to consider getting a Registered Angus tleifer to show next July in this once in a lifetime (luniors 9-21 years) show. For further information on obtaining a proiect heifer, agents, advisors or Juniors may contact the Secretary, West Virginia Angus Association, Don Peterson, Horner, WV 26372. All classified ads must be paid in advance. We have a very low rate because we save you the bookkeeping costs lllllllllllllllllllllllll Lewis County High School and a 1977 graduate of West Virginia University, maioring in Agriculture Education. He served in the Mountaineer Collegiate FFA all four years at WVU and as State Vice President for the Central District of FFA in 1974-75. In 1975 he was awarded the American Farmer Degree, FFA's highest honor. He now lives at Orlando. Small business opposes tax A large majority of the nation's small business people do not like President Carter's proposal for a "standby" gasoline tax, according to a nationwide poll conducted recently by the National Federation of Indepen- dent Business {NFIB}. More than 87,000 small business- men and businesswomen responded to the poll. Seventy-eight per cent said ELK AUCTION GASSAWAY SATURDAY OCTOBER 29, 6:30 p.m. Dinner bell, firearms, brass, metal and wooden beds, clocks, copper boiler, pictures and frames, stone and other churns, Depression glassvre, china doll, 71 string Dulcimer, 2 round oak tables w/6 chairs, wicker chairs and tables, oak kitchen cabinets w/bins, oak kitchen cupboard, icebox, buffet, rockers, mantles, cedar chest, love seat, swivel office chair, wardrobe, secretary, dresser, wheel chair, rope bed, wash stands, hall tree, Singer sewing machine, assorted tables, broad they opposed the "standby" tax, with 17 per cent favoring it, and five per cent undecided. In the state of West Virginia, the results were 19 per cent in favor, 77 per cent opposed, and four per cent undecided. axes, many bottles, Richwood Centennial, Mt. John Henry, many other items. AUCTIONEER: ROBERT J. 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