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December 5, 1975     The Glenville Democrat
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December 5, 1975

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< @ A Gilmer Graphics, lnc. Newspaper Published By and For Gilmer County People Single Copy Price I5c [Incl. Taxi GLENVILLE, GILMER COUNTY, WV 26351 Friday, December 5, 1975 8/2 Ist week II 61 II of State B. Burke of as one of in 4-H beef West Virginia winner of an by Celanese ork. Presented to the the 54th held Nov. 30th Winners were Extension in the beef ago with calves, beef. As she animals and her profits, selection training of She award at fairs. 4-H FFA Livestock 4-H girt also the West Show and attended presenta- and exhibits, and has events. -Miss Aware- no reported first week However. and gave some Firemen became party, deer season. the bills and area of Alice : wandered searching small fire to help with from a ness Conference. the West Virginia State 4-H Girls' Camp, and the Older 4-H Members Conference on the state level. Miss Burke participated as a member of the Gilmer County 4-H Livestock Judging Team for two years, placing second at the State Hereford Field Day, and third at the Charolais Field Day. A member of the land judging team for three years, Miss Burke placed first in the 4-H division of the state Land Judging Contest, and was a member of the team that went on to win the 4-H division of the International Land Judging Contest in Oklahoma City. Her other 4-H projects have included horse, food-nutrition, clothing and junior leadership. She has been a member of 4-H for 11 years. Paul Nay Farm Bureau dinner speaker Stare Farm Bureau President Paul Nay will be the principal speaker at the annual Gilmer County Farm Bureau membership dinner Saturday, Dec. 6, at 6 p.m., at the Recreation Center. In addition to the membership, this covered dish dinner is open to any area residents who are interested in the work of the local FB. All that is necessary to attend is to bring a dish of vegetables, salads, or desserts. The Farm Bureau is furnishing roast turkey, dressing, hot rolls, coffee, tea, butter, napkins and the like. Mr. and Mrs. Stout and Mr, and Mrs. Butler of the state office have also been invited to attend. The B. G. Roberts Trail Riders will furnish entertainment. Gilmer FB President Loren McCartney plans to observe the Christmas theme by leading the gethering in of carols. The present Gilmer membership number 207. This exceeded their 1975 quota, hence, they received a cash award and a certificate. Only two other counties were so honored. house fire near Normantown, which occurred about five Monday after- noon. When darkness halted the main search party. Assist. Fire Chief Greg Nichotson continued driving the area roads and calling for Romano until 4 a. m. At that time he was relieved by Fire Chief Gerald Davis. When daylight came, Conservtion Officer Steve Davis obtained a light plane to aid in the search. About the time that he flew over the area, Romano walked out onto the road. When darkness came. he had built a small fire in a clearing and bedded down for the night. With daylight, his luck changed and he found the road. L-R: Tom Minney and Larry Greenlief with prize 20-point buck shot by Greenlief. 16 yr. old Mike Montgomery with his nice lO-polnt buck. A record deer kill was checked by Gilmer County's eight stations as the first week ended Saturday. They numbered 812 at one Saturday afternoon. This compares to 446 tagged in 1974 at the end of the first week. While some of these may have been killed in some of the surrounding counties, a similar number killed in Gilmer probably were checked outside the county. Of these, 348 were checked by Monday evening at nine, The buck with the greatest number of points was one killed by Larry Greenlief, Weston, son of Ted Greenlief, Glenville. It had a 20-point rack with a 19.5 inch spread. The estimated weight was 2~ pounds. Three shots from a 308 Winchester were required to down this fine specimen on Jessie's Run of Tanner Creek. A nice S-point buck killed by Glen Greenlief, Glenville, had a 2-inch pipe coupling above one hoof. Despite the unusual weigbL Mr. Greenlief reports that the deer was running freely without sign of a limp. He got this one on the Robert Reed farm up Nutter Run about 10 Monday morning. By stations, the following were reported: At Heiney's grocery, at the mouth of Third Run, 43 bucks were checked last Monday and 104 by Saturday at four, Of these three were nice 10-pointers. one with a 24-inch spread (Continued on Pm.:e 5} 0 Jim Mencer with his lO-point trophy. ~F Rapid progress being made on building for new Go-Mart food store. construc- lin and Lewis Grocery is r hyproduct of Under roof. contractor}. installers to and install However. plastic sheeting has been installed temporarily to permit inside work to continue. The new structure and Mobil gas station on the corner are owned by the Iteater Oil Co. of Gassawav. They are to [~ leased to the (;o-Mart Company. which has 15 convenient food stores in W. Vs. The filling station is to be torn down and the pumps placed on a self-service basis when the store opens. Space gained by removal of the station and other areas around the stare are to be used as parking spaces [or cutomers. The company hopes to I~ open for business in early January. Plans are underway to make extensive additions to the two nearest area hospitals. At Calhoun County General Hospital, with almost daily occupancy running 100 percent, the trustees are seeking approval and funding for several additions for beds and supportive services. At Weston, steps toward re-negotiating loans are currently underway to provide a third floor addition to the Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital. Occupancy is running 90 percent of capacity, at this facility. At Crantsville, plans have been prepared by Weyland King Associates of Clarksburg, architects for the hospital, for a new 35 bed wing, plus additional space for laboratory, X-ray, kitchen, dining room, storage, and administrative facilities, along with a second emergency room and another operating room. This plan was first submitted to the State Dept. of Health on Sept. 24. At that time several changes were requested, and the revised plan was resubmitted on November 10. W. L. Johnson. hospital administrator, said that he expected an answer would be made shortly on the plans, and if the state department will issue a certificate of need, the second step, that of funding, will be sought bv the hospital trustees. Citing the 100 percent occupancy as a prime reason for seeking approval for the additions, Johnson pointed out that each employee must work extra hard to do his part every day in carrying the heavy patient load in the limited space. The Calhoun hospital is licensed as a 41 bed hospital. The daily occupancy rate from Jan. 1 to Nov. 10 of this year ~s 41.07 patients; so far in November. the rate has risen to 42.4 patients per day, and with winter coming on. Johnson said he expected an even further demand on the facility, At times, he said, patients must be transferred to other area hospitals. often at great inconvenience to the patient or family. He is confident that an additional 35 beds would soon be occupied, providing services to area residents near their homes. But it's not just beds that the trustees, administrator and staff see as meeting the medical needs, For each bed there are all kinds of supportive services which must be done, and all of those services are now being provided in crowded quarters. In 1974 there were 30220 processes done in the laboratory, 19.497 X-rays taken, 5.500 patients seen in the emergency room. and 5R3 operations. Finding places for all the services now oftered at the hospital sometimes requires a bit of shuffling around. One recent additional servi~e is that ot nuclear scans, a diagnr)stlc hml. A consulting radiologist fr(,m Parkers- hur~l is at the hospihd every "l'ues,!,~, and his time is fully booked each week. Another service now available is that of implanting and servicing pace- makers to regulate the heart. The proposed 35-bed addition i~ planned for a new section taking off at an angle from the present building toward the Witt house. All of the construction would match the present brick style, and the 35-bed section would need supportive services areas, such as nurses station, storage, bath and other rooms. The addition would need additional parking spaces and driveway. Room, too, must be allocated for yet another service from the hospital, that of the emergency medical and ambulance service. At the Stonewall ]ackson hospital, the proposed third floor addition would provide 118 additional beds including 12 for intensive care and 12 "stepdown" beds. At present there are four intensive care beds, The need is entirely t'or acute care beds. Baldwin said. adding that the hospital is running 90 percent of capacity, Baldwin indicated in his annual report to the hospital company that a revision of plans for the third floor has resulted in a ~,000 to $700.000 reduction in estimated costs. The proiech~t cost is approximately $1.874.000. With a present ~ndebted- hess of $8(XJ.tXX}. te move forward with the addition will require refinancing some $2.5 million 4