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December 20, 1984

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~"~: ..... Z~;'~" ~Z~',~''~ L Z ] L ].,', I 0 71! A 4 -.. 5 52540 GLENVILLE. GILMER COUNTY WV 21~51 6 Single Copy Price---23 cemui plus tax TL y, December 20, lg84 i , ! Wagon Wheel Restaurant used lights and tinsel to the Nativity Scene on the storefront in downtown The Gilmer County Board of Chaperones approved for the Following a discussion, recent board meetings. Education met in regular ses- trip were Margery Minney,Superintendent Alkire revere- Mr. C.A. Williamson, Jr., then sion December 10, 1984, at Nor- Grace Oppe, Linda Tyler, and mended that the Board take no rais a question concerning a mantown Elementary School. Patty Burkhamer. action at the time, considering report to the State Department Present were Board members The Board then went into Ex- the fact that, although the Board of Education on the Robert Miller, president, Audra ecutive Session at ,7:16 towas sympathetic to the cause, it pupil/teacher ratio that had, ap- Stainaker, vice-president, and discuss the Christmas holiday would need to be determined if parently, not been received. Don Bailey, and Bob Hardmanschedule for the Central Office. there were any funds available, Assistant Superintendent II. Others present were Dr. Phil At 8 p.m. the Board returned Alkire, Jeane Kennedy, Bob to Regular Session and decided Hardman, Martha Hicks, to make no changes in the Hicks, Deana Barton, Billie Jean established policy for the Summers, E. Jane Smith, Christmas holidays. Marilyn S. Rogers, E, Grog Nicholson, a represen- Williamson, James R. of Waco Gas Company, even on a loan basis. Board President Robert Miller then stated that the men- tidy attendance figures were promising, considering that over 90 percent attendance was achieved. Robert Hardman noted that he would check into the question, and if necessary, resubmit the report to the State Department of Education. Following a discussion of scheduling the next regular Jr.. Shena R. Williamson, C,, approached the Board to Board meeting, tt was Wifliamson, Jr., Judith A. a r' ht-oi-way agree- Board Member Robert O. the*nex| Roger Brady, Margaret :ment to cress Tanner Elemen- Hardman H exp the January 14, i955, at 7 Stalnaker, Ray Turner, Wilma tary property to gain access to a Hern,. Logretha Keesecker, well that Waco owns. After a Roger Stewart, Geraldine brief discussion of alternate Marks, Lenora Bennett, Caren routes and possible problems S. White, Wanda Allen. Shawn that could arise, it was moved Allen, Sharon Brannon, JoAnn and approved that any decision Woodyard, Concetta M. Boggs. be postponed until further infor- June Miller, Jack Miller, Joe mation is madeavailable. Motto. Ruth Moss. Larry Barton, Mr. Gene Williamson then ap- John Brannon, Charles preached the Board and gave an tlrement Freshour, and Greg Nicholson. update on the fund-raising el- Open House After the approval of the forts for the new band uniforms wha Union Bank will hold an Open House in honor minutes of the previous meeting by the Band Boosters. He re- ,Jack V. StaJnaker, retiring president of the bank. The and approval of the payment of quested that the Board consider House will be held Friday, December 28, from 9 bills of $1,603.49, the regular advancing a loan to the Band to 6:30 p.m. at the bank. The public is invited to business was conducted. Boosters to go ahead a purchase and help to honor Jack Stalnaker. At this time, Charles the uniforms, with repayment Freshour, the contractor on the being made when all pledges Elementary Christmas Program ..... Normantown renovation, ad- from different sources was col- ville Elementary will hold it's Annual Christmasdressed the Board. He explain- lected. ram December 20, at 7 p.m. Students from grades ed briefly the delay in beginning .Will perform under the direction of Miss Davisson, the project. He indicated that the 5-8 grade choir will perform under the direction the problems causing the delay , Mr. Brown. have been resolved, end that he gratitude of the Board to all of the county schools for their ex- tended hospitality in hosting the the Board's offices. The then approved adjourn_ment at 8:35 p.m. anticipates no delay in the corn- Year's Eve Dance ..................... pletion date. In fact, due to his L New Year's Eve Dance, round and square, will be held plans to double manpower, com- the Doddridge High School gym December 31, from 9 pleting the project earlier than to 1 a.m. Maynard Davisson's band 'Country predicted, is a very real will be playing. Advanced tickets may be possibility. at the Ace Kwik Stop, West Union, 873-2744 873-1614, 873-1635 or 873-1821. Sponsored by the Island PTO. Sale ........................... Woman's Club of Glenville is currently holding a sale. For information or orders call either Following Mr. Freshour's discussion, the Board employed Susan Kirkpatrick as a bus operator for the high school run. The Board also approved the employment of Angelina Rose Edwards as Executive Secretary for the remainder of 462-8008, or 462-5369. the current school year. ( ntryStor Closing ..................... Tim Gardner was then ..Country store will close for the season December employed as boys basketball ihe store still has many handcrafted items for sale. and baseball coach at Tanner of molasses are still available, as well as manyElementary School. The Board was then The store will reopen in the Spring, when warmer presented a list of trip requests her permits, for approval. Robert Miler, . ior Citizens Christmas Supper Gilmer County Senior Citizens will hold their Stmas covered dish su per Thursday, December 20, P.m. at the Nutrition sPte. The Gilmer County High Choir will be singing at 7 p.m. Bring a gift for the exchange if you would like to exchange one. Cox's Mills Branch Library Hours ....... Cox's Mills Branch Library is now observing winter urs. The library will be open from 5-8 p.m. Monday, ' anesday and Friday. Available ...................... Gilmer County Extension Homemakers cookbook is available at the county Extension office. For infer- call 462-7061, or contact any Extension Program ....................... Run Church will hold a Christmas Program December 23, at 7 p.m. Eyeryone is welcome. Board President, raised a ques- tion concerning a request from Director of Support Services Roger Brady, to attend a con- ference on the "Systematic Evaluation of Teachers," since this would be of negligible value in his position. Following a discussion, Superintendent Dr. Alkire, recommended that all trips be approved by the Board, with the exception of Brady's request. After further discussion, Robert O. Hardman II moved that all trip requests be approved, in- cluding Brady's trip. The motion was approved, with Board President Miller dissenting. Gilmer County High School Principal William Piercy than addressed the Board concerning chaperones for the girls' basket- ball team trip to Charleston for the state championships. The Board of Appeals of the West Virginia Secondary Schools Activities Commission recently announced the promo- tion of Bill Hardin to executive seccetary and opened his assis- tant's job for applications. Hardin, 54, the assistant ex- ecutive secretary for nine years, will take over for retiring ex- ecutive secretary Sam Williams on January I. 1985. The Board of Appeals ad- ministers sports, cheerlea and bands for the activities com- mission from its offices in Parkersburg. "The job is a big challenge," Hardin said. "You have to stay on top of the issues.'" "The challenge is not so much the program, it's the students you serve. We want to be activity-oriented and student- oriented." Hanlin said the effectiveness of the commission's activities depends on how school people administer the program in the best interests of the students. "'The biggest problem is to have a quality program and still have it in the context of a good educational program," said the former high school and college coach, "'The students do get a good education out of the extra- curricular activities." Hanlin was head football ',av* ued ]L p 3 Renovations bepn in the Main Building at Normantown Elementary School Mondsy, December 10, by contractor Charles Freshou . Workers have belpm tearing out debris to lower clalmroca new electrical wlrin8, install new outside fire e dits, m the second floor, and move downstairs bathrooms to the floor, in addition, the school will receive a new furnace and will, within the three year complethm plan, eliminate the existing fire violations. More Plctm on Page3 HAVE A.. @ Mon., December 24 Tues., December 25 Wed., December 28 Thurs., December 27 Fri., December 28 CLOSED CLOSED OPEN DEADLINE 12 NOON MAILING. Men., December 31 Tues., January 1 Wed., January 2 Thurs., January 3 Fri., January 4 CLOSED CLOSED OPEN DEADLINE 12 NOON " MAILING. . Papers will arrive late these two weeks.