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8 The Glenvflle Democrat/ Pathfinder December 29, 1977 Review of 1977 news (Continued from }',trl J. "Tex'" Gainer, Director of The Gilmer County Recreation the Calhoun-Gilmer Career Center. Council voted in favor of having a attended meetings in New Orleans. swimming pool at the Recreation Center near Glenville. Pioneer Stadium was officially dedLcated in special ceremonies. November 3-Mayor Wyatt, citing health and personal reasons, resigned effective November 8. B. Blake Breitenhirt, Jr. left his post as Pastor of the Glenville Presbyterian Church to accept a Pastorate in Eastman, Georgia. November 10--Ronald Joe Gregory was named by the Glenville City Council to replace Mayor Wyatt. A team from West Virginia University was in Gilmer County to 'discuss the possibility of obtaining additional physicians for the area. The Public Service Commission agreed to allow the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company to close its agency freight station at Gilmer. T[,e GCHS Titan football team ended their season with a 69-6 romp THE PUBLIC SERVICE COM- over East Preston. MISSION rejected a request from The Pioneer basketball team Greyhoud Bus Lines which would defeated the Republic of China National Basketball Team, 88-70, in an have eliminated two bus runs exhibition match. through Glenville. [Democrat November 17-Gilmer County Photo] became the first county in the state to deliver a trunk to Charleston in the October 27-Superintendent Welty Science and Culture Center's Heritage and GCHS Principal William J. Piercy Trunk Project. spoke concerning school lunch Roger Hardman was named programs in New York City. Executive Director of the Gilmer .:.:.. NOTICE I w/I/not be in my Grantsville office for eye examinations on Dec. 26th, Jan. 3rd or Jan. lOth. DR. E.W. BEATTY, Optometrist ALL DAY TUESDAYS OVER PARSON'S JEWELRY STORE GRANTSVILLE A very Merry Christmas to you all!! ,f... ...-....o meeeele*oi : .................  .... ..e.l.vBm=eer ,.,:'I'%.:-:.:.:.:.:.:.;_.:::::..:.-::-"..-.M.:.:..':'.:::-;-;..o..;.. .....:-:;:;:;:;:;:;:.:..':.:;'.M...,:o'JS_..., HARDMAN TRUE VALUE HARDWARE Come in and see our select/on of stoves: FRAHKUH FIREPLACES 26, and 32" ATLANTA AND WARM MORNING VENTED GAS HEATERS HUNTSMEN: KING AND HEARTHGLO COAL AND WOOD BURNERS N o00r)o, I y. tells you t! e time m as many ways as BUI,OVA. Nor) )dy! Butova makes all kinds. of digitals. And all kinds L" I of conventional watches, | I too. In every price range. , So when you're in the ''l 1 market for a watch, see i us. We'll show you precisely what you want ...a beautiful watch by Bulova, the dependable , name in time. , " tl Caplan's Jewelry Store wishes you a Happy New Year KEEPsAKE.STARFIRE.JEWELS OF BEAUTY DIAMONDS CAPLAN'S JEWELRY STORE "'CompJet.e Diamond Specialist" 159 Mann Ave. weston, WV BANKAMERICARD MASTER CHARGE Page Seven) County Agriculture Stabilization and Conservation Service. The Titan boys' basketball team opened the season with a 63-39 triumph over Wirt County. JOHN E. ARBUCKLE, the state's oldest banker, died May 2. [Democrat Photo] November 24-A tremendous gas well was drilled on the property of Dale Groves near the Cedar Creek bridge. The Glenville Mercury, GSC student newspaper, celebrated its 48th Anniversary. December 1-Glenville city police officer Ron Dueffey was seriously injured as he attempted to apprehend an individual he had placed under arrest. Kenneth Smith was promoted to Corporal and named Commander of the Gilmer County State Police Detachment replacing Corporal W.S. Haines. December 8-A Gilmer County Petit Jury found Robert Stalnaker guilty of the first degree murder of Thurl Nicholas. The Gilmer County Titan girls' basketball team defeated Doddridge County, 49-43, to claim the Class AA Sectional Tournament Championship. December 15-The GSC Alumni Association announced the establish- ment of a Gilmer County Alumni Scholarship Fund. Randolph Rogers was added to the city police force. City Council voted to allow free parking in Glenville during the six days immediately preceding Christmas. The Titan girls fell to Clay, 72-52, in the Class AA Region I Tournament finals. They ended the year with 15 :wine.and four losses. December 22-The City Council received an audit report from R.]. Cooper concerning Glenville Utility. Two hundred marijuana plants were found on a farm on Alice Road by Trooper W.P. Sutton and Sheriff Clark R. James. Drilling Activity NEW PERMITS COUNTY: Gilmer DISTRICT: DeKalb PERMIT NO:47-021-2965 OPERATOR: United Operating Co, FARM: W. B. Holbert, Ruth H. Starkey PROJECTED: 5200' 2nd Benson COUNTY: Gilmer DISTRICT: DeKalb PERMIT NO: 47-021-2966 OPERATOR: United Operating Co. FARM: W. B. Holbert, Ruth H. Starkey PROJECTED: 5200' 2ud Benson COUNTY: Gilmer DISTRICT: Troy PERMIT NO: 47-021-2967 OPERATOR: Ro-Jo Industries, Inc. RONALD JOE GREGORY be- came Mayor of Glenville on November 8, replacing Robert Wyatt. December 21k-Marilyn King reign- ed as the 1977 Snowball Queen at Gilmer County High School. "Tne most useful virtue is patience." John Dewey Farm Bureau Dinner attracts 180 The Annual Gilmer County Farm Bureau Kickoff Dinner attracted 180 guests, according to the register. The Dinner was held at the Gilmer County Recreation Center on Friday, Decem- ber 9. The crowd sang carols, and special music entertainment was provided'by the Newberne Quartet. Gilmer County Farm Bureau President Loren McCartney served as Master of Ceremonies for the proceedings which included talks by West Virginia Farm Bureau President Paul Nay, Delegate Billy B. Burke and Rev. Rite Emerson. Both President Nay and Delegate Burke discussed legisla- tion and proposed legislation relative to farmers. Rev. Emerson gave the invocation and benediction and recited a Christmas poem. President McCartney presented Lucy Singleton of Cox's Mills with a certificate honoring her for 20 years membership in the local Farm Bureau. Door prizes were awarded, each person present received a bag of fruit. and candy, and many described the evening as "the best Farm Bureau Dinner we've ever had." Obituaries Hi nl I FRANCIS LOOMAN Francis Looman, 65, of Baldwin, died Friday, December 23, in the United Hospital Center in Clarksburg following an extended illness. He was born at Dole in Harrison County on October 16, 1912, a son of the late Ellis L, and Anna Mae Pyles Looman. Surviving are his wife, Violet Radcliff Looman; one stepson, William M. Hum of Alum Bridge; two step-grandsons; and three sisters, Genevieve Heldreth of Mason; Imogene Shaw of Baltimore, Maryland; and Lucille Stark of Ohio. Two brothers and four sisters preceded him in death. Mr. Looman had been a coal miner and truck driver. He attended the Baptist church. Services were held at 1 p,m., Monday, December 26, at the Spurgeon Mortuary in Glenville with Rev. Glenn Kirkpatrick officiating. FARM: N.S. Adams Interment was in the Hiney Cemetery. PROJECTED: 2500' Gantz ARLEY R. PARKER COUNTY: Gilmer Arley Ray Parker, Sr., 60, of Troy, DISTRICT: Center PERMIT NO: 47-O21-2968 OPERATOR: Rockwell Petroleum Co. dba Ro-]o Industries. Inc. FARM: William J. Mobr Heirs PROJECTED: 2120' Big Injun died at home Monday, December 12. He was born in Gilmer County on March 31, 1917, a son of the late Effie and Iowa Amos Parker. On November 7, 1940, he married Audrey Stump, who survives. In addition to his wife, he is survived by four daughters, Mrs. Rosalee Lunsford, Mrs. Helen Rexroad and Mrs. Janice Ross, all of Vadis, and Miss Donna Parker at home: five sons, Arley Ray Parker, Jr., of Parkersburg, Charles Parker of Fairview, Shirley Parker of Letter Gap, Delbert Parker of Burnsville, and Billy Parker at home: two brothers, Fay Parker of Weston0 and Harley Parker of Ashland, Ohio; one sister, Mrs. Helen Linger of Weston; and 14 grandchildren. Mr. Parker was a retired miner, a Baptist and a veteran of World War II. Services were held at the Floyd Funeral Home in Weston on Thursday, December 15. Interment was in the Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens in Weston. AREA'S BEST PORTABLE STORAGEP"  BUILDINGS, GARAGES, WOOD OR Y m METAL i DELIVERED COMPLETELY ", T L ASSEMBLED AND READY FOR USE 462-7619 or 462-7098 Sue's Dairy Ette i i A Braxton County school bus, carrying the Braxton basketball team, coaches and cheerleaders, was involved in a three-vehicle accident near Glenville. I I . Cedarville News RoseleaHuffman and Linda Fisher passed their GED Test at the Technical School. Mr. and Mrs. Harold Skidmore of Parkersburg visited her sister, Rena Griffith, and family. Visiting Len Moyers was his daughter and her family, Mr. and Mrs. Von Stump and children of Ohio. Mr. and Mrs. Charles Schucardt visited her mother, Mrs. Core Erskine, and her sister, Mrs. Frieda Mynes, both of Hurricane, the past week. Mike and Patty Fisher both has birthdays December 15. They celebra- ted the day with their parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Fisher. It was a great weekend for Mr. and Mrs. Lonnie Greenlief with all eight of her children and families home. They had their Christmas a week early so they could all be together. There were 33 for dinner. They were: Miss Janet Isenhart of Canton, Ohio; Mrs. Carol Knotts of Parkersburg; Mr. and Mrs. Dick Brown and three girls of Cedarvflle; Mrs. Marty Bunn and daughter, Crystal, of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Mr. and Mrs. Tom Isenhart of Parkersburg; Mr. and Mrs. Earnest Isenhart and son of Parkersburg; Mr. and Mrs. Roger Isenhart and four boys of Stumptown; and Mr. and Mrs. Jack Isenhart and four children of Normantown. Mrs. Linda Sumpter visited her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Fisher, one day last week. Junior Hacker just returned home from about a week's stay in the Calhoun General Hospital for observa- tion. Mrs. Mergie Moss, Hilda Rogers, Mary Moss and Mary Jane Rogers were shopping in Weston last week. Wilma Conrad spent a few days with her father on Ellis, Mr. and Mrs. Lester Collins. SALE Pursuant to Gilmer day of therein versus undersi of Glenville, at of said terms certain tract or of Chestnut County, West containin Arnett he purchased from 1926. by deed 110 at page 102. acres, a tract of by Arnett Collins, December 28, 1940, b Deed Book No. 145 at 1 more or less. to be All metes contained in both All minerals are Said sale will be confirmation of the County. Count all the' classified ad. The rate word per week. wflb charge per week. advance. CJassified ads one-Call 462-7300. i SHOULD YOU I HARRISVlLLE I Nm I I I On something J I purchasing a new or I just makes good I dealer who sells in I being in a rural I We have a I who try very hard | with your vehicle. I I I I CHEVY, I I' 1609 East Main St. :! I We're not very for I are! " Pa kersbut k Harr DAVIS CLOTHING SALE GOING ON 206 East Main Glenville, WV $PURGEON MORTUA Glenville,W.Va. LICENSED MORTICIAN J.J. Spurgeon, Pres. WATER WELL SERVICE Myers Pumps Sales & DRILLING H.K. 'Hip' Frymier Tanner, W. Va. Phone EL TO RO .,w QUICK FII00E Friday & Sat Dec 30 & 31 Reservations now ava//ab/e 8.00 coup/es Party favors included Between Glenville and Burnsville on "If there's way the neV00 tax law sa"00r00'}ou money, we'll md it." A bran.d-new reason why "& mOCK snould do your taxe The new tax law is full of chanaes New credits rules that affect you and every taxpayer. But Block help save yon money by takin$ every allowable em BL0CR THE INCOME TAX PEOPLE 202 E, Main Street , Where Sears Store Used To Be Open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. M0n thru Sat No appointment necessary