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December 23, 1976

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A night with the Nutcracker It wouldn't be Christmas without kids performing in a Christmas program of some sort. The Gilmer County Center for the Performing Arts brought GlenviUe just such a program last Thursday, Dec. 16 with a ballet performance of the Nutcracker Suite. Over 30 children, dressed in elaborate costumes, danced the classical ballet. Santa was on hand affd the Gilmer County High School band provided Christmas music. 00athfinder Section B Page 9 December 23, 1976 asks:00T00r ileip Elementary Schoors PTA drive to collect box tops and labels from cans which can be free athletic and Uipment. PTA officials say of 500 students wants r a softball team and the s two box tops a week per have more than bats. balls, gloves, and still have Over for a schoolyard supplies locally Rotary Club has persons who wish to at their homes may and paper bags at on Wednesday, {Dec. 22-24.} has been placed at locations: Delmer residence on Howard Center on Walnut Lester Davidson's on Walnut St. below of the Rotary Club on Main and N. p.m. until 10 p.m. , Dec. 24. WWVU.TV Luminaria on Tonight at 7 p.m. 24. The deadline for submitting the labels and box tops is March 31. 1977. Anyone interested in helping the kids should save their box tops and labels-the part with the date printed on it-and deposit them in the drop box either in the Pioneer Market or the Community Super Market. The school can redeem the box tops and labels as soon as it has enough. Gilmer swine flu clinic shuts down Gilmer County's swine flu vaccination clinic was halted Friday, Dec 17 as researchers around the country tried to determine whether or not there is a definite link between the vaccination and a paralyzing disease. By early Friday 107 cases of the normally rare neurological disease had been reported. Assistant County Health Nurse Charlotte Toth said state health officials had told her that the disease usually occurs after an infection, which explains why some people come down with the disease who have not taken the swine flu shot. Health officials have alerted the local health department as to the symptoms of the paralysis. Health officials estimate the clinics will be closed for at least four weeks. ments apply for HUD funds )f Glenville and Sand Gilmer County completed their Federal Depart- and Urban grants. They were Burke, director Development Commission applied a water and Pioneer Motel up to Gilbert Road's would serve the Center}, a St. and a water the vicinity of Rt. 5 to an area Sand Fork also for a sewer which would serve limits. to purchase Collection lines. The town of Glenville applied for $145,000 for a sewer line from First St. in Camden Flats to the sewer plant and the following water line construction projects: part of Bellview Drive, all of College St., all of Johnson St., all of Court St., all of Clayton St., all of Town Run, all of Whiting St., the lower part of Walnut St. to Rt 5, all of Conrad Court and that section of Walnut St. from behind the medical center to Mineral Road. The town has estimated that it will cost $10,000 for the new sewer line and $90,0(X) for the water lines. They estimate that it will cost an additional $45,000 to purchase rights of way, pay engineering and legal fees and certain contingency expenses. In mid-January HUD will begin reviewing pre-applications from all over the country. Around the first of March they will notify the applicants whether or not their projects have a been approved for final application. SC h0o| board accepts resignations The Gilmer County Board of Education accepted the resignations of Assistant Financial Clerk Diana Miller and Sand Fork Elementary teacher Mary Young at their meeting Dec. 13. In other business the board: APPROVED the addition of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Summer and Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Holloway to the list of chaperones for bus trips for Gilmer County High School activities. AUTHORIZED the employment of people for the Governor's Manpower program if vacancies appeared and if replacements could be found. DISCUSSED the following items but took no action: A petition from Amanda Bell regarding improvements to the Bennett Hollow Road; the superintendent's scheduled trip with the Vocational director to Upshur County to observe a computer installation and the personal leave and sick leave policy were studied carefully, but definite action was postponed until a later date. The board will meet again on Jan. 3 unless it is necessary to call a special meeting before then. GSC professor named to group William S. Roberts of Glenville State College has been named vice chairman of the newly formed West Virginia Undergraduate Social Work Association. The organization will attempt to improve undergraduate social work education in the state. Barry L. Locke of WVU will chair the organization. John Boles of Southern West Virginia Community College is the secretary treasurer. Two persons were chosen as at-large members of the executive committee. They were Harley Hedge of the West Virginia Department of Welfare and Barbara Young of Concord College. Correction Gilmer County Volunteer Assis- tant Fire Chief Greg Nicholson tells us that the quote attributed to him about the carwreck near Shock Dec. 8 was a rumor he had heard while at the scene. He said that he could not state for sure whether both windows were up and both doors were locked. We regret the misunderstanding.