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December 29, 1977

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a O e@ i review of stories in Gilmer new year's arrival a series of snow both the city of salt for streets Roads Supervisor "The state about when we of salt." Delbert Lee goin 8 to wait a see if the county but it they don't, and get a shipment cold winter Beall of Glanville an accumulation of in. Glenvilla on also reported to 12 degrees 8. Gilmer County announced the twice just once. Board of plans to in county tempera- wreak havoc on and forced the schools by J. Welty. of snow were city streets, Davidson. State College team was on a after topping of Gilmer citizens, Roscoe was awarded Distinguished Secretary of in a ceremony in Glenvilla. squad with a College, and of West Virginia raised the year to 8-7. new month did not siege as Mayor utility workers temperatures in supplied added that and ice this winter gas companies, fuel asked to cut back on as a means of their triumph, a College. temperatures to normal the. "very along the due to the an creating the This Week seri- school school slid down an Road. insurance had been for federally Governor $25,0OO in to offset suffered that Glenville hold classes primarily I gas. G of 1977 news The Gilmer County Titan basket- ball team suffered two defeats at home, but picked up two victories on the road. February Z4-The Pioneer basket- bell team won their twelfth game in the last 13 s tarts, hammering Bluefield, 89-83, to capture sole posseion of second place in the West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference {WVIAC} as they prepared to move into the Conference Tournament at Charleston. The Glenville Rotary Club awarded "Service Above Self A- wards" to Harlan Hogue and Loren McCartney. Breaks in six major water lines emptied Glenville's entire 450,000 gallon water "system February 17. Mayor Davidson" assessing the situation, praised the utility crew and said, "It could have been worse." H. w GlenIle defeated Normantown for the county Elementary School Championship. March &-The Pioneer basketball team defeated Becldey College and Bhefield State in the" Conference Tournament before falling /n the semi-finals to Morris Harvey by a score of 71-70. The G-Men managed to place third in the tourney by defeating Fairmont in the consolation game. West Virginia Wesleyan defeated Morris Harvey fo" the Championship, The Kanawha Union Bank offered to give the 75-year-old Little Kanawha Valley Bank Building to the West Virginia Folk Festival provided the Festival would pay for the moving costs. Jack Heater of Orlando was named County Health Sanitarian. March 1e--The Public Service Commission announced it had denied a request from Greyhound Bus Lines which would have eliminated two of four bus stops they make in Glenville. A retirement party was held for Junior Kennedy, Director of the local Soil Conservation Service. Figures released by Assessor Richard Stalnaker and County Clerk Mary Davidson indicated total assessed property values in Gilmer County had increased $10,600,000. The Gihaer County Titan basket- hall team ended their regular season with a 53-51 victory over Permsboro. March 17-Doddridge County's Bulldogs defeated the Gilmer County Titans, 55-50, to win the Championship of the Region I, Section 3-AA Basketball Tournament. March 24-Mayor" Davidson an- nounced he would not seek re-election to his position. In an open letter, he explained this announcement would give citizens time to "choose and encourage a qualified candidate" to seek the office. Billy and Marge Burke announced the sale of their store, Hardman True-Value Hardware, to Bill and Eva Stout. March 31-The Gilmer County Board of Education adopted a preliminary budget of over $2.2 million. It was announced that the West Virginia State Folk Festival had accepted the offer made by the Kanawha Union Bank and had decided to move the old Little Kanawha Valley Bank to Howard Street. Council voted 1. The Mayor's salary Was increased to $400, City Councilmen received an increase to $50, and the Recorder was boosted to $300 per month. April 7-A spectacular explosion and fire at C.L. Ramsey and Sons' shop on Route 5 between Glenville and Sand Fork left two oil field workers severely burned. The Kanawbe Union Bank announced plans to construct drive-in lanes and additional parking space along Powoll Street. Patrick V. Reels and A.E. Stewart filed as candidates for Mayor of Glenville, while Mayor Davidson announced candidacy for Municipal Judge. Incumbent Councilmen Robert Reed, Dr. Lowell Frodin and Lonnie Fitzpatrick each filed for re.election, and Harry Hoover announced his candidacy for a seat on the Council. Glenvilla's Ralph Ledbetter and Tom Coates were named to the WVIAC All-Conference basketball team. April 14--It was announced that 20 new campsites would be added at Cedar Creek State Park. Clark Wolfe, Guy Simmons, Robert J. Wyatt and Garry Kight filed as candidates for Mayor. John W. Collins filed for a seat on the City Council, and Mrs. Edna White announced her candidacy for re-election as Recorder. April 21-Rex E. Pyles was named the 1977 Alunmns of the Year by Glenvilla State College. {Continued on Page Two} A ROUGH WINTER, as slmwn by the  d Glenville'a Maln Street, was a major aews stwy in lIT/. [Demmat INmto] The lenv i I le Democrat A Gilmer Graphics. Inc. Newspaper Published By And For Oilmer County'Ptple Single Copy Price 15c [Incl. Tax] Volume 74, Number 13 GLENVILLE, GILMER cOUNTY; WV 26351 Thursday, December zg, 1 i i I iiiiii i H I I II IIIII Ill, Ill II II II Ill S(:hool bus has accident A Braxton County school bus carrying the Braxton County High School basketball team, coaches and cheerleaders was involved in a three-vehicle accident at 5:20 p.m., Thursday, December 22 in Glenville. According to records at State Police Headquarters. a 1977 Dodge Ram Charger driven by Kenneth Fisher. 52, of Glenvilla, had come to almost a total stop on State Route 5 near the Spurgeon Mortuary. Fisher reported he had slowed down because of deer crossing the highway. He was traveling west. A vehicle in back of Fisher, a 1975 Ford truck driven by Ray Shackleford. 39, of Heaters. was also traveling west and came to a complete stop behind Fisher. Moments later the school bus came over a slight hill and crashed into the rear of Shackleford's truck. Shackleford's truck then moved forward because of the impact and rammed into the rear of Fisher's vehicles. The bus, still not completely stopped, then ran into the rear of the Shackleford truck again. Shackleford's truck was reportedly a total loss. Minor injuries were treated by EMT's who arrived at the scene. The driver of'the bus, which was a 1975 International, was Samuel Dobbins of Chapel Route, Gassaway. He was issued a citation by the Gilmer maintain control of his vehicle. Damage to the bus was not extensive and it later brought the students and coaches to Glenville State College where Braxton County met Gilmer County. There was no estimate of damages to the Fisher vehicle. Mo,'ris donates i; /i 1977 SNOWBALL QUEEN Marflyn King sits on her throne, Her escort, Jalmle Mlmmey, is also pictured, [Democrat Photo] Marilyn King is 1977 Snowball Queen, Marflyn Renee King, daughter of Mrs. Yvonne H. King of 113 Center Street in Glenville, is the 1977 Gilmer County High School Snowball Queen. Miss King was crowned at I0 p.m., Friday, Devember23. by  lnd Director Jerome Walus. Marilyn was the top vote-getter in the competition to reign as Miss Snowball Queen. She was selected by those attending the 1977 Snowball Dance in the high school gymnasium. Third runner-up in the balloting was Phyllis Crouch. Second runner-up was Shirley Stump, and first runner-up was Janet Hamric. Marilyn is a Senior at Gilmer County. She is a member of the GCHS Majorette Corps: the Titan Marching Band, in which she plays french horn and drums; the Gold Diggers, a choral dance group;, Future Homemakem of She is completing her ninth year of piano instruction and is a piano accompanist for the High School Choir. Marilyn is the granddaughter of Mrs. Mark C. King of Clay, and Mrs. Odbert L. Hart of Bomont. She plans to attend the Florida Institute of Technology in Melbourne following graduation from high school where she will Major in Oceanography. The new Snowball Queen was escorted by Jaimie Minney._ I.L. Morris. prominent oil and gas developer in central West Virginia, has donated 600 feet of two.inch pipe to the Calhoun-Gilmer Career Center. The pipe is heing used to construct a fence on the Career Center property. Earl Gainer, Director of the Center, in making the announcement of the gift, indicated that the project being undertaken would be "financ- cially impossible without the kindness and generosity of Mr. Morris." "Ike," as he is known to his many friends of the area, has been a strong supporter of the schools and civic organizations in the area. according to Gainer. Gainer noted that, "through the kinctness' of Mr. Morris and the Pennzoil Company, our Center will now have a much needed improvement." Dean's Office lists December graduates The Dean's Office at Glenville State CoHeRe has released a revised list of December graduates. They are as follows: Linda Mae Allen, Weston; Brian Edward Angus. Cowor John Kenneth Carson, Sutton; Brenda Lynn Caste. Vienna: Kimberly Dee Caste, Ripley; Jean Lynn McCrady Cochran" Parkers- burg; Richard Allen Conaway, St. Marys; Gerald Azziz Cooke. Marietta. Ohio: Freddie Coplay. Wayne; Don Joel Crump. White Sulphur Springs, Sandra Kaye Painter Delay, Summersville: Robert Russell Easton" Moundsville; Char/Lou Foster, Vienna; Mary Beth Full. Parkersburg; Christine Vanderlin George, Parkersburg; Michael Eugene Gherke, Grantsville; Karen Sue Hickman" Parkersburg; Emily Jean Hedges, Gassaway; Dana Delbert Jones. West Union; Amanda Lea Lemley. Vienna: Nancy Suzette Lowe. Spencer. Karen Jane McKee, Millstone: Thomas G. Mathias. Moorefleld: Rondel Curtis Miller. Lockney; Mary Frances Morton. Cairo: Shirley Ann Murphy. Kincaid; Kimberlae Dawn_ McKown Poling. Glenville: Janet Lynn Rawlings, Riplay; Charles Michael Roth. Roanoke; Linda Ann Sparks, Richwood: Donald Kirby Stout, Ha rrisville. Carl Stephen Westfall, Gassaway; Phyllis Ann Lesko Wesffall, Ravens- wood: Dana Edward Woods, Biking; Carol Ann Wilson Wetting, Belpre, Ohio| Bessie Lou Yoak, Five Forks: Nancy Jane Baker, Mannington; Nanette Faye Carpenter, Vienna; Darrell Edward Cronin, Parkershurg; Laurence Dyer. Parkershurg; Mark Alan Elder, Vincent, Ohio. James Lee Garretson, Grantsvilla; Randy Joe Garrett. Linn; Judith Lynn Greene, Craigsville: Nancy ]. Bog@ Hapney, Burnsville: Robert Whiting Hays, Cincinnati. Ohio; James Floyd Kelly, Dunbar; Denver Paul Lambert, It.. Strange Creek: Chris John Lee Lattimer, Weston: Dwaine Lee Lipps, French Creek: Douglas Wayne Martin, Scott Depot. Christy Lynn Rids, Walton: John Thomas Patties, Wyco;Teddy Sheridan Rapp, Summersville; Richard Thomas Retell, Dundee, Ohio; Linda Sue Simmons. Sutto Edward Lee Wil- llama. Parkersburg; Martha Gaff McCarmey, Petersburg; Richard Lynn Wesffall, Grantsvilla: Kelta Lee Clevenger. Washinffton: Susan Fla- sher. Weston; Charlotte Lynne McClung Gray, Summersville; Carol Lea Reed Wolfe, Glenvilla; Gary Wayne Norman, Letter Gap. Phyllis Jean Copenhaver, Sum- mersvtlle: Joseph Patrick Fulmer, Elizabeth: Roy Densel Ha, Cincinnati, Ohio: Thomas Michael Holmes, Mineral Wells: Billie Jean Withrow, Glenville; Clarence Junior Ord, Franklin: Charles Blair Piercy, Weston; Edwyn Elbert Wolff, Vienna: Debre Kay Alkire, Walkersvtlla: Terri Elaine Armentrout, Riplay: Susan Lea Reale Chapman. Glenville; Carole Louise Humphrey. Vienna; Larry Mark Alt, Keyser. Donna Carolene Beckman. Alta. monte Springs, Florida: James Dewey Carroll, Glanville; Linda Belle Geary, Sutton; Earl Bradford Hudkins, Parkersburg; Steven Dale Lafferre, Paden City;, Charles Kirkwood Sager, Harpers Ferry; Anita Ardelle Toth, Glenville; and Donald Dale Williams. Jr., Birch River. Saturday, December 31 There will be a New Year's Eve Dance. sponsored by the Glanvilla Jaycees, at the Gflmer County. Recreation Center from 9 p.m. to I a.m. DANCE ANNOUNCiE The Glanville faeas have announced that no one under the age d 18 will be admired to the New Year's Eve Dance to be held at the Gllmer County Recreation Center, Saturday, December31, from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.