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December 9, 1976     The Glenville Democrat
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December 9, 1976

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2 The Glenvme Democrat/ Pathfinder December 9, 1976 Try Glenville first Before you set off for a Christmas buying spree in one of our surrounding bigger towns, why not give Glenville a try first? The city council has shown their faith in the town's merchants by granting a week's free parking before Christmas in order to help lure shoppers to town. The merchants have bought nearly two pages of advertising in this week's issue of the Democrat/Pathfinder to show you their Christmas bargains. Instead of going off to the hustle and bustle of a bigger town's shopping district or crowded mall just wander through our town's stores and we think you may be surprised to find that you can complete a large part of your Christmas buying at reasonable prices without the attendant problems of out of town shopping. The business you give to local merchants helps maintain a viable business community and indirectly affects us all. Section A Homemakers hold Holiday Gilmer County's Extension Homemakers got together last Friday, Dec. 3 for their annual Holiday House. Holiday House is a traditional event started years ago by homemakers under the supervision of Mrs. Freda Burke. The women get together and exchange Christmas ideas and display crafts they have made for the season. Clubs from Glenville, Lock- ney, Conings, Mills, Cedar and the Community psJ The by the Cox'S Recreation was and Ka luncheon was Freda Abrams several Donate to the schools Open Letter: There is a school bond coming up Dec. 17. I am a big tax payer. We are paying too much taxes now. Tax payers can't afford to pay anymore taxes. I read Mr. Stallman's letter in the palmr this week and agree with him 100 per cent. I think the board should take up donations. I want to warn all who pays rent in Gilmer County that the property owners will have to raise the rent if the bond carries. So you who is paying rent had better get out and vote on Dec. 17 and vote no if you don't want to pay more rent. The tax payers can't afford to pay anymore taxes. I say the ones that votes yes, let them make donations to the board instead of asking the ones that votes no to pay any more taxes. So be sure, go vote on Dec. 17 and vote no, Your Friend J. H. Shaman Write-in count challenged To TU* After reading your article on writa4n votes and talking to several people. I became concerned that perhaps the vote counters were taking write in votes too lightly and not recording all of them. I talked to three people who voted for Ken Hechler for governor and a least two who voted for Eugene McCarthy for president and I am sure there might be others. None of these votes were reported in the article. These votes may not have made much difference in this election but in the future, such mis-ccmnting couldlead to a thwarting of the will of the people. Sincendy Jim Haltweau Fire Department commended To The Editmr Last Sunday afternoon the residence of Pearl Sheets on Horn Creek, Cox's Mill community, caught fire and burned to the ground. The fire was well under way when it was discovsrmt. I placed a  to the Fire Department and gave them the message that the Sheets home was burning and gave the location. This was all I was able to tl thmn. On this small scrap of information, the response was astounding. I placed the call mmmwlmre between 5:15 and 5:30 and then went to the Slumt home. I could not believe how promptly the department responded to the call On their arrival at the fire. accompanied by Sheriff ]ames, the whole crew worked in a most efficient, coordinated and quick manner. The power company was notified, the gas lines and water lines were controlled, and everything was done in such an orderly way, not a minute lost. Everyone concerned seemed to know their job. and lost no time doing it. We knew the house was a total loss from the beginning, but there were many buildings and trees on the premises, and ncme of these were allowed to catch firs. Not far from the house is a barn full of hay, and this was a danger, but it was controlled. Even the contents of a washhouse standing wry close to the house were not ruined. I, personally, cannot say enough about the efficiency of our Fire Department and I will sleep a little better, knowing that we have such capable people and equipment to come to our rescue when a fire occurs. My persoual thanks to everyone who responded. Also. it makes me proud to belong to a community that responds to the needs of its neighbors like all of the people in the whole country have done in helping this family with their donations of money, clothing, food, etc., and the heartfelt concern for the whole family. Name wl4h hold by request , IN THE SEASON-Several people entertained Gilmer Coun- ty's Extension Homemakers at their Holiday House festivities Dec. 3. [Clockwise from upper left; Dr. Byron Turner showed how to make God's eyes and other Christmas arrangements, Mary White showed how to make felt Christmas tree ornaments, Evelyn Hui, media specialist at Glenvilie State College, gave a slide presentation on her home town, Hong Kong. She was invited by Mary Susan Black of the Coal Valley Club. Ruby Holland gave a demonstration on how to use a creperie. [Democrat photos] CHRISTMAS GOODIES--Roma Adkins [left] electric cookie press while visions of sugar Annetta Snyder's head. Annetta, pictured decorated by the Lockney Club, is the daughter of Snyder of SHding Run. [Democrat photos]