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12 The Glenvi!le Democrat-Pathfinder Gainer speaks to high school seniors Dr. Patrick W. Gainer, well- known folklorist, author, historian, and musician from Tanner, spoke to all Gilmer County High School seniors at Educated, college and sendnav/, +n two of his church's best schools, there followed for a certain man something of a successful pastorate,-until he becante con- vinced that though churches (lodges, schools, clubs, etc.) were doing a good job, it was not good enough for our present times. But if that good was not good enough, what was? He must try to find out. If answer was to be found, it could best be found working among the people. He left his church as member and minister. Trained for no oti~r trade or pro- fession, arid e family man, he at first could only do odd jolt. Later came steady work with minimum pay. Ten years ago he published a book (now out of print) that set forth something of his life's background, with results of his search up to that time. Now he has another book, SEARCH, Vol. II, that presents some of his ideas of the past ten years. Now retired, he says that his main task still is trying to find out how to live. A copy of this later book may be had, free, postpaid, by addressing: SEARCH, 101 Reservoir St., Waston, WV 26452. an assembly last Monday, November 5. Principal William Piercy welcomed Dr. Gainer to the school. Senior English teachers Francis Fitzwater and Judy Meads invited Dr. Gainer to speak to the seniors who had NEWS & VIEWS OF OUR SCHOOLS Submitted by Terri Arnold and Others just finished studying early English and Scottish ballads. The students had read and School ---"-'- "--paruc patu in forensics tourney discussed such early songs as "Barbara Allan" and "Get Up and Bar the Door," both of which Dr. Gainer sang. Students were interested to learn about life in Gilmer County in the past. Dr. Gainer told the group that at one time the community of Tanner sported two large general stores, a hardware store, two blacksmith shops, and a nice hotel. Singing masters travel- ed through the area, and for a small fee, would teach the residents to sing in four-part harmony. He pointed out that it was not unusual for a choir of fifty good singers to turn out to sing at a funeral. Instrumen- tal music skills were also en- couraaed. Students and faculty joined Dr. Gainer in singing the old hymn "Amazing Grace." Other ballads sung included "Lord Bateman," "The Cherry Tree," and concluded with the funny song about "The Farmer's Wife and the Devil." BIG ANTIQUE SALE Elk Auction, Gassaway WV Saturday November 17, 5 p.m. Pm'tial listing next week. If you have a con- signment call 462-7409. Cheerleaders have ;+ The cheerleaders at Troy Elementary School held a car and wash last Thursday behind the man is school building. The hold a The purpose of the car wash studer was to raise money for uniforms. There w Taking part in the car wash to help were cheerleaders Dorcas uniform Scott, Nena Matz, Belinda will Mrs. Moyers teaches kindergarten at Normantown GCHS Forensics Team (I-r) row 1: Kelly Miller, Martha Hickman, Kim Evans, Marcia Nuhfer, Sherd Gllner. row 2: Jeff Reed, Andy Berisford, Myra Chlco, Mar. shall Sears. row 3: Mr. Piercy, Mr. Rex Hlrdman, Mrs. Judy Meads, Mr. Welty, Mr. Robert Hardman. Mrs. Twila Moyers is a new year, teacher this year at Norman-the town Elementary School who Service teaches Kindergarten. Mrs. Moyers lives in Nor- mantown with her husband R Melville, and three children, Gilmer County High School certificate in the awards Luann, David and Daniel. She Forensic Team members par- assembly at the end oftheday, attended high school at Nor- wlrlrl--r ticipated in the WV Speech Kim Evans swept the field in mantown. Following high Association Novice Tourna- poetry interpretation with five school, Mrs. Moyers attended ment held at Glenville State first-place slots in poerty inter, college at Glenville State for at College on October 27. Threepretation. She received the four years and received an AB AUCTIONEER-RobertJ. Butcher team members, coached by trophy for first place in the degree in Elementary Educa- Sand Forensics Coach Judy Meads, tournament in that category tion (K-9) and specializations SchOO .... m, , ,, ,,, participated in the areas ofafter topping twenty-eight in English, Social Studies, their ---- CA'LVARY': " interpretation-Marciaother participants from four- Math, Science and Early gra Nuhfer; poetry interpretation- teen schools. Childhood. t-u Kim Evans;impromptu GCHS Forensics Team will Her previous teaching ex- PEST CONTROL Nuhfer and travel to Charleston for a meet perience includes two years of con.v'.tl - Myra Chico. The Gilmer team at Charleston Catholic High teaching fifth grade at Spencer frey KeltJ Complete Exterminating IR.-Z payments received many ratings of ex-, chool this Saturday, Elementary, Early Childhood at cellent and superior in the five November 10. Mrs. Meads will Normantown and Troy for one V.A. and F.H.A. approved rounds of competition, accompany team members An- Insured by" Nationwide Ins. Out of a field of twenty-sixdy Berisford (prose interpreta- Save money and get pro|esslonal service entries from twelve schools tion), Myra Chico (Duet acting Jane Lew-884-7881 Sutton765-2664 entered in prose interpreta-and pantomine), Kim Evans .u" NIT tion, Marcia Nuhfer took fifth- (prose interpretation), Marshall , . " Supportyom'localchutch place honors and received a Sears (duet acting), Sheri ' + ' ' ' "" '""+''";' + .... Gainer (poetry interpretation); This Week s B0rgalfl Buys-- and Marcia Nuhfer (poetry in. Monday thru Saturday at Closed+ Sunday terpretation). Titan marchers go to WVU Band Day by Jill Ellern Over 3000 band members participated in the WVU Band Day, October 20. Gilmer Coun- ty High School's Marching Band was tL re with 26 other bands from Pennsylvania and West Virginia. The GCHS Band spent all day that Saturday at the Moun- taineer Field in Morgantown. They watched the Moun- taineers beat Tulane and played wtth the other bands in the half-time show. After the game, while waiting for the buses to +get through the traffic from the game, they sat and watched the WVU Band three other high school bands, Calhoun, Paden City and Upper St. Clair go through their field shows. No. 587 IMMACULATE - 5 Blq Troy situated on lovely 2.9 Ac, lawn, fishing creek, cellar school. Lot of happiness for a $S9,900. No. 585 FARM - 84 Ac with story block barn, out buildingS ground, creek, woods and tage and aU. Call for details No. 569 NEW HOME - Free with this 3 BR, 1 bath on 14 ment, covered deck, carpet and much, much more- $46,100. 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