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Glenville, West Virginia
November 25, 1976     The Glenville Democrat
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November 25, 1976

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l l0 The lenv i I le emocrat A Gilmer Graphics. Inc. Newspaper Published B And For (,ilmer (ountv People Single Copy Price 15c [Incl. Tax] GLENVILLE, GILMER COUNTY, WV 26351 Thursday, November 25, 1976 officials defend sewer water system conditions Democrat/ Glenville Mayor and Water and Mike Duelley s Home report con- of the town's Systems. In their answer- comments the water and in top condition. a loan from ago to improve makes periodic Forrest of the ty, but to looking after our debt so have good sewer nd we want to do that's what they that the engineer thought the city overall job. maintained that a copy of the engineer's report. According to Southall the follow- ing observations were made in the report. 1. The motor-operated valve and the tank level indicator at the water plant should be repaired. 2. The sedimentation tanks should be cleaned periodically to remove the algae. A scraper with attached netting could be used for this purpose. 3. Outside maintenance at the sewer plant should be improved. 4. The settling tanks for the backwash water should be cleaned. The engineer suggested the following two improvements to be considered by the City for improved operation. 1. Installing a low level dam at the water plant. 2. Installing sludge drying beds at the sewer plant Davidson and Duelley pointed out that none of the observations were related to the actual process of delivering purified water to Glenville residents. They said that both 'suggested repairs had been made and that they weren't aware of any outside maintenance problems at the sewer plant. According to Duelley. the sedi- mentation and settling tanks can't be cleaned unless the whole system is shut down for about ten hours. During this shutdown period the city water users draw only that water which is stored in the 150,000 gallon storage tank. For this reason the tanks cannot be cleaned except during times when the college is on break, reducing the water demand. Davidson said that it would cost "a fortune" to install sludge drying bdz t the sewer plant. As it is now the city remvoes tl, a!u,e byproducts once a year to the county's landfill after they're sufficiently dried. The two admit that low water level at the water plant was a problem last summer. However, the city has made numerous attempts to improve their low level dam without much success. The Corps of Engineers has assured the city that when the Burnsville dam is in full operation a constant flow "will be maintained in the Little Kanawha River, thus eliminating low-water stages. Send us your letters to Santa , ,'( Hey kids, looking for a way to make sure Santa Clause finds out what you want for Christmas? We think we can help you by printing your letters to Santa Clause in the Glenville Democrat/Pathfi/der. Lot's of Santa's hvlpers-rd our' newspaper and Mr. Clause himself may even find the time to read an issue. lust mail your letter from the GlenviUe Post Office to Santa Clause c/o The North Pole. Include your name and address and mail them as soon as possible. We can't guarentee anything, but Santa usually takes care of all good girls and boys. V g of at of Education's the college's Learning excellent during an overall acher education m. pr)gra lhrarian and Don Phillips. director of the center, look over one el the many instructional films the center has available. Other instructional aids such as records, film strips, tal.'. and television video tape equipment are also m file. I I)elnm'rat photo[ His time has come Many people take birds like this one for granted until they sit down for Thanksgiving dinner. The turkey's stock has fallen ever since the founding father's fated to take Ben Franklin's advice and name the turkey the national bird instead of the eagle. Today people use its name to derisively refer to someone they dislike. Yet turkeys dutifully turn up on our plates to make a delicious Thanksgiving meal every year. Re- member the turkey when you give thanks on Nov. 25. The one pictured here belongs to "Tommy" Thompson of Dusk Camp. | Democrat photo ] Conservation funds distributed The  Gilmer County Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Service has recently received $24,000 for its 1977 cost-zh Aoltural Con- servation Program (ACT). The program is designed to allow farmers to initiate conservation measures with cost- sharing benefits of from 50 to 75 per cent from the local ASC County Committee. The local group will pay 75 per cent of any forestry related conservation practice. To qualify for consideration for cost-sharing funding you must own or operate a farm and produce some type of agricultural crop, including livestock or woodland. Soil tests are required for any conservation practice which will require the use of lime or fertilizer. Applications should be filed at the ASC office in the Federal Building in Glenville. The Gilmer ASC County Committee will consider funding projects which come under the follmvig conservation pracces: 1} Establishing Permanent vegetative cover-Applicable to estab- lishing cover on meadow land and pasture land. Cost is shared on lime, fertilizer and seed. 2} Improving permanent vegetative cover--Top dressing meadowland and pastureland with lime and fertilizer and controlling shrubs in pasturoland by the use of Tordon 10K pellets or by spraying, 3} Planting trees-Planting seeds and seedlings. 4} Improving stand of forest trees-Applicable to thinning, pruning. releasing and fencing. 5} Water impoundment reservoirs- -ponds for livestock water. 6) Diversions--Applicable to farmland subject to erosion from excess water that can be diverted by ditches or tile( 7} Channel clearance and streambank or shore protection. 8} Sediment retehtion, erosion or water control structures. 9} Sediment, chemical or water runnoff control measures. 10} Application of liming materials-Applicable to meadowland and pastureland. 11} Developing facilities for livestock water--Applicable to the development of springs or seeps with troughs or the installation of pipelines with troughs. 12} Permanent open drainage systems-To dispose of excess water. 13} Underground drainage systems-To dispose of excess water. State Makes evaluation GSC rated excellent Glenville State College officials are brimming with pride these days, following an exhaustive examination of their teacher education program by an evaluating team from the West Virginia Department of Education. According to Dean of Academic Affairs, Dr. William Simmons, the 31-member team was very impressed with what they found. State law provides that all programs in teacher education be approved by the state department of education. New statewide standards were set in 1974. The Oct. 19-21 evaluation was the first one conducted at GSC since those new standards were set. GSC submitted a 2,000-page self study to the state department of education outlin- ing how the college had met the new standards. It was the evaluating team's duty to validate that study. The evaluating team ex- amined records talked to faculty and groups of students met with Gilmer County school teachers and administrators who had worked with GSC student teachers, examined faculty credentials, classrooms. etquipment, offices and other facilities. According to Simmons the team was most impressed with student services provided by the college. Services like academic advising, career counseling and the easy access to the highest administrative offices were especially noteworthy. Simmons adds that since the report was conducted other colleges have contacted him for information about he school's career counseling program. GSC was also the first college in the state to receive full accreditation for its professional education program under revised standards adopt- ed for this program on Feb. 1. 1976. According to Simmons the evaluating team thought the college's elementary education and early childhood programs were very strong. They were also pleased with the faculty's qualifications?They noted that the library was quite adequate and the media center was exceptional. (;SC's experimental pro- gram in Appah. hian studies drew particular il,eres:. (;SC is the only college in the state that offers teacher certification in this field. The team suggested that the college emphasize the collection and use of data to a greater extent in future program planning, The team was also im- pressed with some intangible aspects of the college. "The team members were impressed with the neatness of our campus and the healthy attitude of our students. They recognized that the academic environment here is unique. This is one of the things people often feel when they visit here." says Simmons. Simmons has already re- ceived inquiries from students considering transferring to GSC based on the findings of the evaluating team. "'We were very pleased with the on-site visit. Vv'e don't know any college that's done better. Our goal has always been quality education. We see this evalution as evidence that we've done a good deal to improve our quality. This is the key to the future of higher , duration," says Simmons.