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Page 2-A Glenvllle Democrat/ Pathfinder October 28, 1976 Turn out for the kids Television newsmen and pollsters keep telling us that the voting public is apthetic about the Nov. 2 general election. Please don't use this as an excuse to avoid the polls. Don't use the excuse that one candidate is just as good or bad as another, because in Gilmer County there is an issue on the ballot which doesn't involve a particular candidate {except to the extent that some incumbent candidates are using the weight of their office to urge defeat of it.) The school bond issue deserves your trip to the poll, even if it's the only mark you make on the ballot. The school board is proposing a 42 per cent increase in property taxes in order to sell bonds in the amount of $2,459,000 to finance construction and improvements at each school in the county. This will amount to a tax increase per $100 of from $32 to $48, depending on whether your property is in Glenville, Sand Fork or a rural area. This amount will never raise because it takes a pre-determined equal amount of money each year to pay off the bonds. If you are a senior citizen and currently allowed the Homestead Tax Exemption of $5,000 you will continue to be exempt from county taxes if the bond passes. The school board has shown that they can responsibly direct school improvements (See page 1-B). Vote yes on the school bond issue and give your children safe and modern schools. ..:.:..:::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::..:::::::::::::..:::..::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: Proud to be a W. Virginian To the llitar: I would like to respond to Mr. Riffel's letter (Oct. 14) in which he says he is disgraced and almost ashamed to let anyone know he was born in West Virginia because of the Welfare mess there. We two are West Virginians gone to the big city. My husband has worked hard and has a good job he has held for almost thirty years. We feel very grateful and lucky to have had this opportunity, but may the sun never shine on the day that we are ashamed of our precious heritage, or feel disgraced for the few who were not as fortunate as we have been. Every state in the nation has thousands of people on welfare who do not deserve it. Most of them live better than the average West Virginian. We too pay high taxes, but the conversation around our dinner table consists of the kniflngs, mugginffs, rites rapes and murders that took place in Cleveland or Detroit the night before. It bothers me to know my tax money is paying some appointed defender to get off some mugger or dope addict and that I may be his next victum. No state is perfect, but, like the song says "Almost Heaven West Virginia." My husband will be retiring in the Spring, then we will be coming home. God willing we hope to spend all our remaining years in Tanner, West Virginia. Mr. and Mrs. Robert Robinson Grand Rapids, Mich. Prompt road repair To the Editor: We, the family and friends of the late Henry A. and Lydia J. Lewis wish to express our appreciation for the prompt action Mr. B. Brady of the Gilmer County Road Commission took in repairing The Ellis Road (three miles east of Burnt House. south of Route 47). When Mr. Brady was informed of the plans pending for the building of a Christian camp, "Camp Lewis". on the Ellis Road (as a memorial for the above mentioned}, he immediately responded with the proper road work in order to make the camp accessible to everyone. Sincerely yours, Mrs. Betty [Lewis] Gilliland, Joe Gilliland, Grace Lewis, Lowell A. Lewis, Mrs. Arlis [Lewis] Harsman, Mrs. Doris [Lewis] Staut, Mrs. Evelyn [Lewis] Forest, Wilde Lewis, Dorothy E. Albrite, Mr. and Mrs. C.A. Westfall and Hale Lewis. Former member in favor To The Editor On Nov. 2 we will vote on a school bond, which we hear all kinds of complaints about. Let me express some of my concerns. I spent nine years on the school board for $25 per meeting so I believe I can say I was interested in the childrens' education. What is a school system for? Is its main purpose better education or a luxury life for administrators and teachers? The board is a governing body which must protect you, the taxpayer. There are those who would take every dime for themselves and leave nothing for the childrens' education. A few years teachers would leave W.Va. and go to Ohio to improve their position. According to a recent Gazette article this may be turned around. We could be proud of this except for one fact, education hasn't improved with the tremendous cost increase. In fact it has deteriorated, in my opinion. CALENDAR wed, oct. 27 Revival meeting at Mt. Carmel Baptist Church. Servic- es each night at 7:30. Everyone welcome. Pastor: Elder Darril Haslnan. Gospel sing at Hyers Run Methodist Church at 7:30 p.m. The Glenville Branch of the American Association of Uni- versity Women will meet at 7 p.m. in the multi-purpose room of the Glenville State College Pioneer Center. The public is urged to attend a meeting of West Virginia Folk Festival, Inc., at 7:30 p.m. in city hall. There will be a report from the nominating committee and other business. thurs, oct. 28 Charismatic Baptist Church will sponsor a teaching session Church, Rt. 2, Box 39, Clarksburg, Pastor Richard E. Wilson, will present special teaching on Salvation, Healing and the Baptism with the Holy Spirit. The pastors of the area and people of all denominations are invited. sat, oct. 30 The Town and Country Swingers square dance club of Gassaway meet every Saturday from 8 to 11 p,m. at the Gassaway Community Building. Instruction is available. Stacy Crites of Shinston is instructor and caller. tues, nov. 2 Rock Grove Mission Circle will hold a regular meeting at the home of Bonnie Drake at 7:30 p.m. Lesson leader will be at the Glenville, 4-H center at Lina Bailey. All members of the 7:30 p.m. The Arlingten Bliptist ;. church are invited. Those who gradu.ted trom Normantown, Glenville, a few years back were probably better prepared This isn't the way the experts said it would be. 'l'here's several things wrong. Federal, tault. YmJr school board shouldn't be preside||l of lhe auto workers union wouldn't be a use as their top official. Retired leachers have a wilh little consideralion for your child's education] these people say the children are at heart. Maybe slatements. If you are one of those who honestly offended because I'm not talking about you. I'm pressure and can actually say what I believe is right yes on Nov. 2 and hope the schools aren't administrator with a $20,000 salary arguing for would be taken away from the childrens' education. the children deserve all we can do for them in spits Sanitarian Dear Gilmer County Residents This letter is to inform you of my decision to Health as Sanitarian I. This resignation will become have found a job within the county to which I feel I I want to take this opportunity to thank the peoplsa as nice to me as possible and to say to the "few" Health Department will still exist. If anyone in Gilmer County needs to contact the do not call me; the number to call is 462-7961. Therefore I wish to remain, sat, nov. 6 A gospel sing, featuring "The Living Quartet," will begin at 7:30 p.m. at Hyers Run Methodist Church. sun, nov. 7 A revival will begin at the Tinner United Methodist Church. Everyone is welcome. thurs, A officers 7:30 p.m. Veterans, chapter A re Chapel will begin William There Everyone Published Every Thursday By GILMER COUNTY PUBLISHING, At 109 E. Main St, Glenville, WV 26351 Phone 462-7309 Second-Class postage paid at and at additional mailing office Subscription price $5.50 tax included in Gilmer residents $6.00 tax included. Out of state subscri subscriptions for less than 6 months. (ALL PRICES ROBERT D. ARNOLD PRI PAUL BROWN JOAN LAYNE Our.children's educat,on ,s one of our greatest contributions to their development. The schools they attend should be pleasant, clean, well-lit, and conducive to a @ o V good learning environment. We urge you to vote Yes ..... - for the school bond on November 2. Paid for by the teachers who support the school bond and the Gilmer County of Classroom Teachers/County Education Association. /