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December 26, 1975     The Glenville Democrat
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December 26, 1975

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i!~ i! ,. !~ O A Gilmer Graphics, Inc. Newspaper Published By and For Cdlmer County People Single Copy Price 15c [Incl. TaxJ ...... ~,,,,,, ,,, _ ,,,,.=,,, J GLENVILLE, GILMI~ COUNTY. WV 2,6351 Friday, Decemb 26, t /S b the Holidays, it is necessary for us to go to I of our normal schedule. Therefore, all news must be in our office by 5:00 p.m., Friday, Pease observe this deadline in order to of missing the New Year's issue or ad. Our offices will be closed December December 31 and January 1. Thank You ! II that the new rates will go into 1975. class mail is up 0 ace plus .11 for e up to 13 ounces. for all mail .09 each and mail is .06 for Plus .04 for each taail {single piece is .13, over 2 to 4 ounces is .34. A5, over 8 to 10 to 12 ounces is is .77, and is .88. Rates for fourth class (parcel post) and air mail can be obtained from the Post Office. Special fourth class rate. such as educational material, is .21 for the first pound and .09 extra for each additional pound through 7 pounds. Over 7 pounds is .08 extra. The library rate is .08 for the first pound and .04 extra for each additional pound. New International postal fees. new mailing list correction fees. permit imprint applications fees, bulk mailing fees, registered, insured, COD fees, special delivery, special handling, certified and money order fees will take effect January 3, 1976. Information concerning these fees can be obtained from the Post Office. time it is not known for sure whether the go into effect on Dec. 28 as planned, issued by Federal Circuit Court Supt. Ron Welty talks things over with Ike Morris According to Ron Welty. of the County Board of Education, the new Glenville Elementary School should be completed about August 15 at a cost of $546,000. The land on Van Horn was donated to the county by Ross Van Horn. Welty said that around January 15 the footers will be started. Doing the construction free for the county are Bud Foster. of Foster Mining Company, and Ike Morris, of the Morris Oil and Gas Company. Both men are donating their equipment and time working on the project. Thanks to Foster and Morris, much progress is being made at the new school site. Welty said the use of their equipment and valuable time is a great service to the community. Thanks to Morris and Foster, much proffreu is l dng made. Show" the Christmas mar Clubs Thursday Career distributive 8ome ues, then detected. Each various skits of the sheriff. is one of the the classwork to operate students are t time in stores in part of their and ( Christmas Development you from }g Mrs. Cinda Echard, advisor for the chapter, welcomed guests to the banquet. Christmas dinner was served buffet style, with students in the food service classes assis~ in the serving. Entertainment was provided by Vic Moyers. Pan Jones, vice president of the Calhoun-Gilmer DECA chapter, was mistress of ceremonies. Earl Gainer, director of the school, spoke about the benefits of vocational education on all levels. He reported . having an inquiry about enrollment from persons with all educational levels including one who held a Ph. D degree. Guests at the banquet included school personnel from both counties, business people, and parents of the DECA Club members. Tours of the building were made by visitors before and after the banquet. narrates the "Shoplifters Fsshion Show" the bottom of their hearts for the faith you have placed in us, the Four-D Manufacturing Company and em- ployees when you invested your dollars in this company," said Burke. He also explained that because of the cooperation of the many people in this community through this and other efforts. "is responsible for Gilmer County having the lowest unemploy- ment rate in West Virginia". At 3:05 last Wedne~ay, Dec. 17, a fire destroyed Larry Bali's trailer out on Bull Run in Tanner. - According to Greg Nicholson, Asst. Volunteer Fire Chief, it took about one half hour to control the fire. "'We were hampered by a lack of available water," said Nicholsnn. "'we had to dam up a nearby creek and use two portable pumps to lift the water to the truck. What took time was the fact that we had to carry the hoses and pumps down over a 100 foot steep hill to get to the creek." The cause of the fire was "'apparently" the furnace which engulfed the trailer in flames. No one was home at the time of the fire. The Gilmer County Board of E~lucation met Monda,~, Dec. 15 at 7 p.m. and all members were present. The resignation of Gerald White as bus driver was accepted by the board, but he is to be retained as a substitute bus driver. For reasons of health, the resignation of Sue Morris was accepted. Myrtle Roberts. Lucille Miller and John D. Harbour were placed on the substitute teacher hat. Upon recommendation of the Superin- tendent, Richard Cogar was employed for the remainder of the year as Vocational School bus driver and Kent Frymier was employed as substitute bus driver for Herman Nutter's position for the remainder of the year. Diana Miller was employed as substitute secretary for Marie Huff dung her leave of absence. Approval was given for the Elementary Principals to attend a meeting of the West Virginia Academy of School Administrators at Charleston on January 8-9. Approval was given for Troy to fill their basketball schedule with other teams to make it comple~ because Burnsville Jr. High Schobl cancelled. The following attendance areas f, the Glenville Elementary Schools were unammou~ly approved at the Dec, 15 meeth~g of the Board bf Education: For the Glenville Elementary School. to be finished August 15, all the areas within the following boundaries: Northerly direction to the Dowell Plant on Route 33. Easterly direction to the mouth of Gluck Run on Route 5, Southerly direction to the Auction Barn on Town Hill, Westerly direction to and including Sinking Creek on Route 5. For the Normantown Elementary School: all areas south of the Auction Barn on Town Hill to Calhoun and Braxton County lines. This includes the territory served by Cedar Creek Road to the Kanawha River. For the Sand Fork School: all areas beyond and including Gluck Run on Route 5 to the Braxton and Lewis County lines. This includes all secondary roads leading to Route 5 and the areas of Sand Fork and Ellis. M A recent study made by the Governor's Highway Safety Adminis- tration reveals ambulance response times in West Virginia to be among the best in the nation. The study, covering the period from January through August of 1975, showed West Virginia with an average response time of twelve {12} minutes as compared to a national average of thirteen point three (13.3) minutes. announced Lee Bechtold. Director of the GHSA. He went on to explain that response time is the time elapsed from the notification of an accident until arrival of the ambulance on the scene. Centered on one hundred eighty four (184) fatality accident reports, the study indicated that only 36 per cent For Tanner: All areas beyond Sinking Creek on Route 5 to the Calhoun line an the north side of the Kanawha l~Jver and New'tmrne through to the top of Sinking Creek Hill on Route 47. This includes all territory west to the Ritchie and Calhoun County lines. For the Troy School: all areas beyond the Dowell Plant on Route 33 to Linn and Ahce Road to the top of Sinking Creek Hill on Route 47. This includes all territory north to Lewis, Doddridge and Ritchie County lines. Also, the Board of Education added these three items concerning the attendance zones: (1.1 All students must attend the Elementary School within the zone they legally reside. (2.) Students moving from one school zone to another during the school year may have the option of completing the year at the school within the zone they left or immediately enroll in the school within their new zone of residence. This n u of the ambulance runs have time over the average. The remaining 64 percent run twelve {12} minutes or less. The study showed that of sixty-six {66) runs of over twelve (12) minutes me accident reports stated that three (3) accidents occurred on dirt or unpaved roads, twenty-seven (27) were listed as being dark, three (3) as dusk. nine {9) as road being wet, five {5} rain. one (I} snow and four {4} fog. Bechtold emphas~ that "while this is a wonderful accomplishment. we will not be satisfied until we manage to get ambulance response times down to at least ten (lOJ minutes. The safety of our fellow citizens is at stake, and cutting response times by one or two minutes can mean the difference between life or death". i! option at the baglnning of the new school : mg Uons L be appr by the of: : Education. 'Seasons GreetinEs' Gilmer County As a reminder to all shoppers, the following Glenville merchants have announced they ,will be closed on the following dates: Hamric's Jewelry, Dalton's, Glen. ville Midland, Home Improvement Corporation, Kanawha Union Bank and the Ben Franklin Store will all be closed December 25, 26 and January 1. Sears will be closed Decem- ber 25, 26, 27 and January 1, 2, and 3. And, the Pioneer Grocery Store and Guyan Factory Outlet will be closed December 25 and January I. In this Christmas issue, many Gilmer County rtterchants send seasonal greetings thanking everyone for their patronage throughout the year. In an effort to stimulate shopping in downtown Glenville, many merchants offered specials and sales to shoppers. Also. Mayor Davidson, City Countil and the merchants offered everybody free parking December 22. 23 and 24. Giheer Graphics, the Gilmer County merchants and city government all wish our residents a very "Merry Christmas".