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@ of the Public out the Gilmer was the last in in the He added established Library of all lo- from tax- that passage Continued from page 1 throughout the get companies or businesses to make an investment in us," he stated. Peterson, speaking for the Health Depanment, indicated that not only were jobs at stake in that agency, but that many of the free services provided would either be eliminated or placed on a fee-for-service basis. Hc em- phasized that Health Department services are free to all citizens guarantee this. lure of thc levy lead to a of services closing of the Everett Mason activities and office had Thursday, November 14, 1991--The Glenville Democrat/Pathfinder--Page 7 and that a defeat of the levy could result in a very real finan- cial loss for many of our citi- zens. Responding to comments from the audience on cost cut- Around The Kitchen Table/Geraldine Marks the years that to the quality notably the ambulance scr- ing of the hal f- pool at Hc cited programs and .COunty and the received by County in those pro- pointed out :are now carrying done by and that the funds could of the Gilmer ~,~.~,~ .... .,~: ting efforts to match additional taxes to be imposed on taxpayers if the levy passes, the panel pointed out that significant cost This is the 1940 picture of two cutting had already occurred and very special one room schooiteach- that there was little or nothing ers. They are (left) William "Bill" more that could be done except Boggs, Perkins teacher, and (right) to cut staff, eliminate services, Clavel Smith, Cub Fork teacher. cut hours or close the doors. Chapman assured the audience that after several years of tight budgeting there is no "fat" in the operating funds requested. Asked why the voters could not pick and choose among the Mr. Smith was my teacher and Mr. Boggs was Ralph's teacher. Cub Fork and Perkins had some highly contested soft ball games each year. Friday evenings after our last recess we either had a geogra- phy race or spelling match, some- times parents came and took part. agencies they wanted to suppon, Our lunch pails were tin lard Peterson commented that all the buckets. In them we carried biscuit agencies involved in the levy re- sandwiches and cookies and ginger- quest provide services to all of bread or pie for dessen sometimes. Gilmer County and in many We drank from a tin cup dipped into ways are supportive of one an- a water bucket. We thought we had the WVU Ex- other. A decision was made that something special when we got a the overall welfare of countywater cooler. Some of the students representative residents would be best served if served as janitors and fire builders. If they forgot to empty the cooler it stated "If you a joint effort were made to raise sometimes froze and ruined. Uch about our the funds required, he added. At school we played a lot of ball we arc do- He added, directed toward an even keel. arly concerned the 'worried ng has been over the past our ability to will be seri- levy does not the cf- County In- Associa- the 36% rcduc- Glenville State College Presi- and hide and seek. Our toys were dent William K. Simmons, a homemade pop guns, whistles, member of the audience, pointed squirt guns and slingshots. Old tires out the cooperative efforts of all and innenubcs were treasures. The the agencies was impressive and innertuhe could be cut in strips and imponant and that all the agen- used to make the slingshots. An old cics were essential to the "good tire could be run for miles by pad- life" in the county. He also indi- dling it by hand, and never letting it fall to the ground. cared a well-organized effortAlmost every boy had a metal was underway in the state to re- rim, from a wooden wheel. It was gionalize services and that if we paddled with a stick and a boy arc to maintain local access and could be so good at running it he autonomy we will need to con-could go up hills, across creeks and tinue to provide local funding, through rough places without it fall- Coupled with the drift toward re- ing down. There were contests to gional centers, Simmons also see who could paddle their wheel pointed out, was a definite shift- rim the farthest without it falling down. ing of costs from the federal to In the spring and fall everyone the state level and from the state played marbles. We had some real budget, which levy does not allowed to touch the ground or get rained on. Sometimes, when weather permitted, we lined up out- side and said our pledge to the flag. Each day school started with the Pledge of Allegiance, songs and health inspection. Flora Frame taught us a song. "Susie Little Susie," I still remember it. The old log schoolhouse was in the next hollow below Cub Fork. We still call it School House Hol- low. John Boggs says he remembers seeing the foundation of the Old Perkins School in the hollow behind his house. The new Cub Fork and Perkins one room schoolhouses arc still standing. Our daughter, Regina, is going to write a history of one room schools for a class at West Virginia Univer- sity. She told me to write down a few memories for her. 1 almost couldn't get the memories stopped. If I remember right the enrollment ran around 37 to 42 each year. My Aunt Cressie sent me her "Memories of Chesmut Lick." One interesting thing she said was "Her mother, my grandmother, Myrtle Meadows Minney, was a good cook." She says all the Meadows women were good cooks. Aunt Cressie said, "Uncle Bud Minney once said he was sure my grand- mother could make something good from onion skins." Tuesday morning our thermom- eter read 10F and Crooked Fork had a thin skim of ice on it. Changes like this are hard on people, animals and plants. Two days before the thermometer read 80F. We buried our winter supply of turnips and hanovers last week. Ralph and I got our flu shots at the Glenville Senior Citizens Cen- ter. There were so many quilters there. Several gUilts and articles were priced and for sale there. They would make lovely Christmas pre- sents. Why should we go to the mall and buy a quilt, quilted in China when they can be made to order in Gilmer County? Ralph is feeding his cows and they have learned his truck (they never get fooled). They follow him up the creek to their feeding place each time he drives up the creek. Ralph's brother-in-law, Andrew Abahazi has had major surgery but is getting along real good. Cleo Moore has been planning to come in with Regina and spend a weekend with us. Ralph talked to her last week and she isn't able to come down now, maybe later. that group's create jobsto the local level. He stated local good marble players and some Ralph Johnson, a former Gilmer out communities will be expected to marble contests between schoolsi County resident, called Saturday the ", ,Lq | m lamw all abom ev- he groundwork to fund service agencies m the One of our most treasured items eryone. He went to school at Timo- of new future, at school was the flag. It was never thy Knob with Aunt Etho, Uncle county and tO or established craft workers in that economic only when and pfi- Other comments from the au- diences related to the dedication of the various agencies and their employees in providing needed services and the critical nature of the efforts of the GCIDA to ere- ate jobs in the county and the beneficial effect that will have on all the local service agencies. "We either get better or we get worse," Commissioner Chapman concluded. "This levy is an opportunity for Gilmer County to make a very positive statement." P ssage of the e strongest business rclo- that Gilmer to be. "If guts to invest ts veD, hard to reek/Evelyn Carson 462-8828 la Blake and at the Se- at Weston last took me to doctors ap- Bonnie Cancer So- Then on top of the They "Daere was seven of us dressed up for Halloween at the center. I hope I didn't miss anyone. All had a good time. Well Halloween is now over. Suppose we will get ready for Thanksgiving now. ONLY YOU CAN PREVENT FOREST FIRF WVPE to meet at Jackson's Mill The West Virginia Profes- sional Educators will convene Saturday, November 16, at Jackson's Mill for their annual fall conference. The featured speaker and workshop leader will be Mrs. Susan Staub. Mrs. Staub is a former high school teacher who served as the National Director of Concerned Educators Against Forced Unionism in Washington D.C., and is currently employed in do- ing similar work in Pennsylva- nia. Her topic for the profes- sional Educators conference will be "The Pennsylvania Story: Twenty Years of Collective Bar- gaining with Public Employees, and How to Avoid the Same Fate in West Virginia." Mrs. Staub is a native of Stauton, Virginia. and now re- sides in Shiremanstown, Perm- sylvania. In addition to her presenta- tion, those in attendance will hear from John Cook, Adminis- trative Assistant to the State Su- perintendent of Education, re- garding the needs-based school aid formula. The conference will conclude Sunday morning with a medita- tion and memorial service. Per- sons outside the organization wishing to attend may contact Diana Steed, President, 12 Meade Street, Buckhannon, for reservations. THE MOST CURRENT TEXTBOOK AVAILABLE II1| out last supper at thank the So keep and I at- Bridge last Woodyard, shopping We spent the sale on I wcmt to the at Weston tO sing in the " "Concrete Roormg Minnie Hamilton Health Care Center Inc. P.O. Box 757 _ Grantsville, WV 26147 Monday ........8:30--6:30 Tuesday .......8:30--6:30 Wednesday .. 8:30--6:30 Thursday......8:30--6:30 Friday ...........8:30--4:30 Staurday ......8:30--12:00 For appointments call or 354-9244 I Call today tor lock #C-111t2 Medium Tilanlum Clurcoat Mmliic Stock #C.1212 NmUdk Poor Ethel and Uncle Lewis Allen. He is fine, lives in Elyria, Ohio and wants everyone to come and visit him. The Gilmer County High School Senior Class is selling tickets for a spagheai dinner to pay for a trip to New York. Our granddaughter, An- gela Stewart, has been working hard to pay her share of the trip. She has helped Ralph haul hay and do sev- eral hard jobs. If you have any clean up or fix up jobs you want done call an eager semor. Happy Birthday to my Aunt Cressie and Uncle Ressie. They arc twins, who can tell a lot of interest- ing history of times gone by. Derrick Care Breakfast Specials Open 6 a.m. Luncheon & Dinner e~,/ % Specials % "" 11 a.m.to8p.m. " Derrick Lounge & Restaurant Open 5 p.m. TO GO, CALL 462-7752 9 E. Main St., Glenville Locally owned and operated I II are ! es auran Rt. 5 (next to Foodland Plaza) FREE DELIVERY 462-7161 At the old Gilmer County Auction Barn on Glenville Hill, Rt. 33, Glenville, WV Friday, November 15, 1991, 6:30 p.m. New and Used Furniture, Tools Christmas toys and gifts Lots of Miscellaneous Items Consignments Welcome i p.- Owner: Glendon Brown Auctioneer: Paul J. Gerwig Lic. # 926 I I I I 4EAD OF HOLLOW--No. 1231- 141 Ac. woods, very prwate, great for that hunting camp, south Ritchie. Z7,900. C&P TELEPHONE BUILDING IN GLEN- VlLLE--No. 1229 24x50 b4ock building. Chain link fence, Now rented to C&P. Great inoomo property. rt,000. STARTER NOME--No t297: One BR home on RL 33/119 m Baldwin. Clean and neat, g~- dan. 19,000. NO. 1282---Six/~ wF2 BR, 1 bath, fireplace, 402 E. Main St. West Union, WV 26456 Next to Ace Kwik Stop F~ Five Mltu From Gienvtlle NO. 1284--Seven Ac. wt3 BR, 2 beth home, 2- car garage, firel~aoe, wood~l setBng, private. I45,000. NO. 12113--Seven Ac. w~ BR, 1 1/2 home, ex- tra 2 BR apL, garage, free gas, level yard, hardroad frontage. 141t,000. ~CIAL TIMBER--No 1112:361 Ac. just of Rt. 47 in Gitmef County, 1 millto~ BF commercial t~ber reported, old house and church for lumber, much road frontage for sub- i Many Others -- Free Catalog and Local Property List Office: 873-1736 George Pierce ........................... 659-2052 Barbara ~lrlan ...................... 873-2053 Dee W,mkley ..................... 782-3693 Land Residential and Commercial 1991 Probe GT Hatchback Turbo Charged 2.2L 4-cyl. 5-spd. Manual transmissmn $15,890. Stock #C-1238 RIO Fled Ctearoat 1991 Taurus L 4-dr. Sedan 3.0L EFI V-6 automatic overdrive $13,990. 1991 Escort LX 2-dr. Hatchback 1.9L SEFI 4 cyl. 5-spd. a/c $9,439. AII Prices Have Rebate Applied Toward Purchase 2 locations to serve you better: Bienboro (1.800-BOB YOAK) (2e2 s) Grantlvllle 354-9241 II