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December 9, 1976

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! gETS NEW issiomeR, l puzzLE The Gilmer County Commission appointed Beryl Langford to fill the seat of resigning member Boyd Collins and wrestled with an ulthnatum from Circuit Judge William Kidd to provide office space for the new magistrates, during their monthly meeting Dec. 6. Collins tendered his resignation citing personal reasons. Langford will fill the remaining two years of Collins' term. The commission noted that Langford had been Collins' personal choice for the post but they also consulted with the Gilmer County Democratic Executive Committee before selecting Langford. According to state law, counties must provide office space for the new magistrates. Kidd told the county commissioners on Nov. 26 that the magistrates would need seven offices by Jan. 1. This would allow for one office for each of the two magistrates, two secretary offices, one clerk's office, a trial room and a jury room. The county can charge up to $6 per square foot if they rent county-owned office space. The rent would be paid from the magistrates court fund, which consists of officer costs collected, civil action costs and justice of the peace {now Magistrates} costs. This fund was established by the legislature in July, 1976. The county was supposed to pay the justice of the peaces' salary from this fund until Jan. 1, 1977 when the state begins paying the magistrate's salary. However, the county had to withdraw over $2,300 from their general md in order to pay the magistrales salary and their phone and clerical expenses because the justices of the peace did not bring in enough money to pay their own salaries. This fund would now be used to reimburse the county or private office renter for rent. Gilmer County Clerk Mary Davidson said that she has received verification from the state that the county may reimburse the magistrates for the $2,300 they were forced to pay them for salaries. The county commission has run into a problem in finding office space which the judge will approve of. Kidd turned down a proposal from the owner of Glenville's pool room, to remodel the rooms above the pool room for office space. Kidd has told the commissioners that if necessary he will order all the occupants of the second floor of the courthouse annex except the West Virginia University Extension Service to abandon their offices for the magistrates. According to the commis- sioners Kidd plans to use two empty rooms in the annex, the office for the Gilmer County Historical Society, the office for DNR Conservation officers, the two offices which the Gflmer County Mental Health Clinic occupies and one of the three rooms which the extension service occules. The county currently gets $200 a month rent from the Gilmer County Board of Education which rents the whole top floor of the annex, $50 a month from the mental health clinic and $25 from the conservation officers. The historical society and the extension service get their offices rent-free. At press time the commissimers had not reached a final decision on what kind of plan to submit to Kidd. A meeting with the judge was planned for Tuesday, evening Dec. 7. "We're going to contiue to check into thia We feel we have good people in the annex and we'd like to keep them there," said Commissioner Gene Ellyson. "I wish we'd known about this before we built the new ambulance garage. We could have included the office space down there. In fact, we kicked the idea around but decided against it when we couldn't see any immediate use for it," said Commisson Chairman Billie Jean Summers. The commissioners noted that two office spaces in the courthouse have remained empty for the past two years even though Judge Kidd had the commissioners lay carpet in the rooms which he has designated as a potential library and conference room for him. The lenville emocrat A Gilmer Graphics, Inc. Nekspaper Published B And For Gilmer County People Single Copy Price 15c [Incl. Tax] 12 GLENVILLE, GH2VIER COUNT](,  26351 Section A Thursday, December 9, 19/6 your pre-schooler could contribute. There are no income eligibility guidelines. The PERC project will not only provided parenting education but will also provide staff and materials to support those who are working with both "normal" and handicapped children. In an attempt to provide learning materials, PERC had estab- lisod a toy and book lending library at their headquarters in the old Bennett House across from the Glenvflle Post Along with educational toys, the library will issue audio visual aids and equipment, children's books and books and periodicals for parents. The Center will issue lending cards for the library. All children, teenagers, parents and staff will be eligilbe for the various services provided by PERC. re specialists main- years of life are in human programs to and children through Stage have, until non-existent. will be initiated in ', Dec. 14, to acquaint who deal with ildran with the from the newly Education Resource with parents of children and people Pie-school children in the purposes of the mt from the feel the new center PERC staff will hold workshop- style monthly meeting dealing with such subjects as: The child from conception to age five, child develop- ment, Social/emotional development, Parenting skills, Exploring childhood, Activities relating to development, Homemade or home available materi- als that enhance development, Nutrition, Safety and Health. PERC staff also hope to contact resource people in the community to Wh0ii they'refe'lmfents or children with special problems. T hope to establish home child care training programs for more remote areas of the county. They will also train para-profassionals who work with pre-school children. The PERC project is affiliated with the Region IV Interagency Council for Child Development Services which encompasses Gilmer, Braxton, Calhoun, Clay, Webster, Nicholas and Pocahontas Counties. The project is designed to serve approximately 200 children. The Dec. 14 meeting for Gilmer Countians will be held at the Glenville Child Care Center. Baby sitting services will be provided by PERC staff during the meeting. For more information ca the Center at 462-8414. ! ii PRE-SCHOOLERS LIBRARY--One of the aspects of the newly funded Parent Education Resource Center Project is a lending library for toys, children's books, audio visual equipment and books for parents on child care. [l-r] Timmy Manley, Kina Farber, Jimmy Radcliff and Stacy Nelson browse through the library which has been set up on the second floor of the Glenville d Care Center. A meeting to acquaint parents of pre-schoolers and anyone who works with pre-school age children with the new project will be held at the Center on Dec. 14. [Democrat photo] traditional flower of Christmas, the blazing a sure sign Christmas is upon us once again. A guide in Glenvlile appears on page 11 of today's City council will donate parking on all city before Christmas to promote local shopping. by Chris Brown] College choir to present Christmas program The Music Department of Glen- vine State College will present its Choir in the annual Music for Christmas Concert at 8:00 p.m.. Sunday Dec. 12. The music for this year's program will feature F. J. Haydn's Therasien- messe, the Mass in B flat. This is one of Haydn's late Masses and ranks with the popular Nelson Mass and the Harmoniemesse. It was composed in 1799. probably for Empress Marie Theresa. The soloists will be students Marsha McIntyre, alto from St. Marys and Hugh Givens, bess. from Elizabeth. The soprano solos will be sung by Mary Prather, a 1976 graduate of GSC. currently teaching at Harrlsville High School. Mr. Lorenz Wahlers, music instructor at Salem College will he guest tenor soloist. Mr. Wahlers has been soloist with the St. Louis Symphony and a singer at the Aspen Music School, Aspen, Colo. He completed his graduate study at Washington University after receiving his undergraduate degree from Valparaiso University. loses Chairman's post at one time considered a contender for the Speaker of the House position. Burke told the Democrat/Path- finder that he was offered chairman- ships of other committees but refused to accept them because he didn't want to take chairman's seats which belonged to his friends. "I feel it's necessary for me to maintain the integrity o the friendships I have established in the House. I won't compromise my principles to maintain this position." said Burke. Most committee assignments have not been made, so Burke does not know exactly what role he will play in the House this year, although he said he will be assisting the new Finance Chairman. "Things aren't what they semn to be on the surface," said Burke. "I feel this will eventually work out best for me, the people of' my district and the state of West Virginia." of the West has left Billy B. Burke Committee he has held for one of many leadership caucuses last Kopp, D- of the Charles Polan, . Burke was Pianist for the Mass will be Mr. Daniel La Bar of the music faculty at GSC. Mr. La Bar is currently completing the work toward his DMA from the Americem Cenesrvatory in Chicago. In the past three years a popular feature of these Christmas concerts at Glenville State is the Candlelighting Ceremony and Processional. This feature will be repeated this year. With the music for the season and the pageantry at the close of the concert, the audience is provided a fitting celebration for the holiday season. The members of the manger tableau will be Janet Cunningham, Mark Jones, Judy Bose and Russell Stump. Participating in the ceremony of candlelighting will be James Anderson, from Reedy and members of the faculty: Dr. Gary Gfllaspie, Dr. Lowell Paterson, Mr. Wayne de Rosset and Mr. John James. Instrumentalists who will provide the accompaniments will be: Bruce Wendelken, Vienna; Gregory Haddox, St. Marys; Tim James, West Hamlin; Anthony Barnett, Richwoed; Dana Jones, West Union and Bryan Deever, Parkersburg. Other students who will sing in a solo ensemble are: Shiela Hamden, Princeton; Mary Ashby, Canvas; Janet Griffin, Flatwoods; Mike George, Charleston and Jack Manning, Ravenswood. Other members of the choir are: 'ii Judith Davisson, Glenville; Charlotte Eary, Fayetteville; Kimbery Fittro, Weston; Rhonda Flasher, Troy; Peni Igo, N. Ridgeville, Ohio; Pamela Jones, Glenville; Ronald Lynch, Grantsvtlle; Christy Nida, Walton; Susanna Park, Falls Church, "virginia; Debby Randolph, Gandeeville; Carla Rector. Belpre, Ohio; Becky Simmons, Karma; Grag Songer, Ravenswood; Beth Steidl, Beckley; Jackie Stricker, Quick; Debra Stalnaker, Philippi; Twyla Wallace, Lewisburg; Joanna Zickefoose, Buck- hannom and Linda Zirkle. Buckhan- non. Dr. Raymond D. Jones, Director of Choral Activity at GSC will direct the A HEALTHY CHECK  John E. Arbuckle, president of the Kanawha Union Bank presented a check for $1,500 to Glimer County Medi- cal Center, Inc. Presi- dent Billy B. Burke last week. The contri- bution made it possible for the corporation along with the county commission to cover interest costs from the outstanding debt on the Gilmer County Health Center. [Democrat photo] "[ Doug Bailey, Richwood; Deanna l%rogram. Brown, Burnsville; Faye Chambers, -i e public is invited to attend this Normantown; Cheryl Cline, Elizabeth; program of Christmas music,