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Glenville, West Virginia
December 2, 1976     The Glenville Democrat
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December 2, 1976

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The lenville Democrat A Gilmer Graphics, Inc. Newspaper Single Copy Price 15c [Incl. Tax] , i Published Bx And For Gilmer County People ll season Conventional is just down McHenry's where the is likely to of unusual the mouth of Big above Sand second hand aeration of furniture, ap- I.,, Second hand items for sale the avid But buttons, old antique" old and new and "what- to find in any store. admission, "tradin' and all his life." He Second hand ago, selling over the GLENVILLE, GH,MER COUNTY, WV 26351 offers unique Xmas gifts years. Since then he's added more used merchandise "picked up" from local collectors and auctioneers and recently began stocking new items bought from wholesale houses. Despite the colorful name on his weathered store sign, McHenry doesn't go in for barter or haggling. Business is strictly cash and the price you see is what you pay. In fact, "trading post" is a misnomer bestowed upon the store when the sign was painted years ago. "The lady who painted it called the place a trading post and we've just never changed the name. But this is a second hand store." Store hours tend to be flexible, "We're open most hours when we're here, except Sunday," and the rural setting lends a comfortable atmosphere to a shopping trip. McHenry readily tells patrons that he was, "born and vaccine now e for 50-year-olds are chronically to present in order to tUle flu vaccine Health clinic. of the bivalent supply had County Health to reduce age vaccine from Chronically ill of three and the bivalent raised in that house," now his store, and enjoys relating stories about the often unusual collectors who frequent the place. "What's funny is that most "A college kid from collectors don't let on that they Parkersburg who was visiting want something and try to some friends here came in one outfox me on the price," said day looking for buttons. He McHenry with a grin that turned out to be a button indicated he is rarely outfoxed. protects flu and the The single dose Which is available at the local against swine flu. that the again circulate in persons complications of influenza would be given the opportunity for protection against both A/Victoria and swine viruses," Dr. Dyer said in a memorandum to local health departments in the state. Those individuals between the ages I 9 who are not chronically ill : bntinue to receive the monovalent vaccine, Nurse Saul said. Approximately 559 Gilmer County residents have received swine flu shots at the clinic since October. A suspected case of swine flu in Missouri, the first possible case in the United States this year, brought a few extra people to the local clinic Tuesday, Mrs. Saul said. "I asked a few of the people and they said they had heard of the Missouri case. A lady came in ten minutes before closing Monday night because she had heard of the case and wanted her shot." Swine flu clinics will be held each Tuesday from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Health Department in the Gilmer County clinic. collector and spent a lot of time going through some old buttons we had around." PEARL AND BUSTER MCHENRY--As proprietors of a second hand store, the McHenrys have met people as unusual as some of the items sold in the shop. A Washington woman who took this picture on a summer day waslater killed in a car bombing. Thursday, December 2. 1976 DISTINCTIVE FACADE-Buster McHenry's Trading Post is well.known locally for the hubcap display along the front porch and the variety of old and unusual tools. Inside, the store is filled with second hand items. [Democrat Photo] appropr, o,,on. [ The Democrat/Pathfinder has H ever, State Superintendent of reconstruction. Sand Fork Elementary the board of certain items which still investigated a rumor which was Schools Daniel Taylor told the would receive $620,100, Troy would must be completed at the new Glenville reported at the Gilmer County School Board meeting on Nov. 22. Superinten- dent of Schools Ronald Welty told the board that he had heard several people say that state law prohibits appropriating money for improvements of schools with less than 300 students enrolled. Three of the six schools in Gilmer County have enrollments of less than 300 students. The school board will place a bond issue proposal before the voters on Dec. 17 which would appropriate $2,459,00 for various construction and improvement pro- jects in all county schools. office advances mailing :for Christmas parcels, letters postal facilities normally dedicated to letter mail to prevent an unmanagble backlog of parcels. "I strongly urge the public to deposit parcels by Dec. 3 and letters and greeting cards by Dec. 10 to assure they are delivered by Christmas," Mrs. Heavner said. Suggested mailing dates for international mail are unchanged, but customers are also urged to deposit overseas packages and greetings immediately, and to send them by airmail if they want to assure delivery by Christmas. as mailing c parcels and been advanced 'sptionally high Clenville's Post rge Betty Heav- hrishnas mailing 3 for domestic r letter mail and i for delivery by early increased ted by the rvice strike in the East and South, and its residual effect on other parts of the country compels us to ask the public to mail even earlier than normal," Mrs. Heavner said. Parcel volume has already more than doubled in the strike area and is up significantly nationwide, and letter mail is also on the increase. She said that while letter mail will continue to receive priority treatment, the increase in mail from the general public, on top of the unprecedented business mail volume generated by the strike, could result in the use of many and unknowns draw county votes during general ek00:tion thought it people in Gilmer Robert Byrd received one write-in Eugene for vice Judith Herndon and Joe Crowder got one vote for state attorney general, vote for president and Delmer Somerville got one vote for McCarthy got one vote circuit judge. Albert Sommerville was president. elected circuit judge. Magistrate-elect Wolfe named vice-president of state association Mr. John G. Wolfe, Magistrate- elect, of Glenville was recently elected to serve as the third congressional district vice-president of the West Virginia Magistrates Association. Mr. Wolfe will serve collectively with three other Magistrates representing the other congressional districts as vice president. The election was held Crowder. Hechier all Arch T. Elden and ote for U.S. got five in Barke and for state and Alice coatraissioner at the Magistrates' Training School held in Charleston, November 14-23. The new organization elected Mr. Jack Kinder, Kanawha County, as President; Mrs. Geraldine Floyd, Harrison County, as Secretary, and Mr. Ira W. Atldnson, Jr., of Wood County as treasurer. Democrat/Pathfinder that the rumor is "'patently false, with no basis in fact. "School bond issues all over the state have been passed involving schools with less than 300 students," added Taylor. The board is presenting the same bond issue proposal that was defeated in the Nov. 2 general election. The proposal drew 53 per cent yes votes, but 60 per cent of all votes cast must be in favor of the proposal in order for it to pass. If the proposal passes Normantown Elementary would re- ceive $714,440 for renovation and receive $79,000, Tanner would also receive $79,000, Gilmer County High would receive $595,460 and Glenville would receive $371,000. A 42 per cent increase in property taxes would he necessary to finance the proposal. Eligible voters who will not be in the county on Nov. 17 can vote absentee in the board of education office from now until Dec. 14. The office will also be open on Saturday, Dec. 11. If you must mail for an absentee ballot, do so by contacting the board of education office. In other business Welty informed Elementary School by the architects. Among the items are the installation of a smoke detector, a fire extinguisher cabinet, a rolling door in the cafeteria, patching some blacktop, some painting and placement of letters on the front of the building. The board gave permission to the Gilmer County Senior Citizens to use a school bus for a trip to the Parkersburg Mall Dec. 11. Welty also informed the board that Roma Atkins has been employed by the WVU Extension Service as the new 4-H Extension Agent. Keys to the new ambulance garage were presented Mmday, Nov. 22, by Mrs. Blllle Jean Summers, president of the Gflmer County Commissioners, to Beryl Langford, President of the Gilmer County /m bulance Authority. Present for the presentation ceremonies were, L-R: Glenville Mayor Delbert Davidson, Mr. and Mrs. Billy B. Burke, who donated the land; Mrs. Mary New ambld,00nce garage officially opened Davidson, Gilmer County Clerk; Beryl Langford; Mrs. Summers; County Commissioners Boyd Collins and Gene Ellyson; Everett Ellison, building designer and inspector; and Earl McDonald, superintendent of construction for the building contractor, the Central General Construction Co. o Vienna. [Bayard Young photo] The Gilmer County Ambulance Authority will soon move into a home of their own. Construction of a new garage and office building next to the Gilmer County Volunteer Fire Dept. building  has recently been completed. The keys to the new building were turned over to Ambulance Authority President Beryl Langford by the Gilmer County Commission and Del. and Mrs. Billy B. Burke at a ceremony in the new building on Monday, Nov. 22. The county commission paid the $70,677 construction cost from federal revenue sharing funds. The land on which the building was built was donated by Del. and Mrs. Burke. The ambulance was formerly parked at the Gilmer County Medical Center and ambulance personnel shared an office with medical center staff. The new 30x60 foot building has garage space for three vehicles, an office, a shower, washer and dryer and a storage closet. A driver and a member of the EMT staff will mann the office from 7 a.m. to 2 a.m. every day beginning Dec. 1. The ambulance personnel will be on call at their homes during off-hours. The ambulance drivers are Tommy Luzader, Nora Stoneking and Bunny Jones. EMT staff are Lucille Joliffe, Barbara Hickman and Opal Kirchberg. The ambulance service is admin- istered by the ambulance authority which is a board appointed by the county commission, It s members are President-Beryl Langford, Vice President-Loren McCarhuey, Treasur- er-Jay Spurgeon, Secretary-Terry Butcher and Sammy Reese, member, The authority derives about P'3 of their income from customer billing and 2/ from the county commission,