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r/l TON N E S Area Brief I I T Volume 78No. 17 .i , ,'2f Attends Conference Kevin Baggers attended the National Future Business Leaders of America Conference in New Orleans, LA. June 39- July I. Kevin Baggers is WV Southern Sectional FBLA president and a member of the Summers County Career Center Chapter of FBLA. He is the grandson of Mrs. Howard Baggers of Taleott. Two Vehicles Declared Total Loss A two- vehicle accident charges were filed against him. occured Thursday at 7:55 p.m. Both vehicles were a total' near Brooks. Involved were : !oss. Cause of accident- appai'- Edmond Wright, 29, of Birming. ently first car (Wright) was ham, Albums. He was charged making a u- turn which caused with improper turning and ex- Hinton. West Virginia. Continuing the H inton Daily News 'Home o/ Lake Bluestone' 'Tuesday July 3, 1979 Delays Again On Athletic Field? pared registration. Also involv- second car (Hurrah) to hit the ed was John Henry Hurrah, 32 first car. Investigating officer of Alexandria, Vlrignia. No was J.W. Jeffries. The proposed athletic field appeared on the agenda of the Summers County Board of Edu- cation for the fourteenth time last Thursday evening. R seem- ed to be the main concern of those present at the meeting and once again the board man- aged to delay the start of construction or at least give State Assistant Superintondont Clarence Burdette at chance to further delay constructiun. County Superintendent D.E. "Jimmy" Tamms said that a second appraisal had been made and that the seven plus acres of land would mean trmm- ferring just over $27,000 into another county school fund. Board member Jack Woodrum finally broke the board's silence by moving that the funds be transferred as soon as the board received a letter that Burdette found everything in order. The last letter from Burdette stated that the second appraisal and a transfer of funds would satisfy his requirements, but the board chose to once again seek his approval, despite the fact that correspondence from Burdette has been very slow in the past and a warning from Tassos that any delay could cost another year in the actual use of the field and possibly a five-year set back in the athletlc_program of the county. The board also received a letter from the Department of Highways stating that available space did net permit sn over- pass to be built at the Carver Center. Board Member Donald Hannah said he had been told that the hack portiuns of the county's longer school buses hang over the railroad tracks ff the bus has to stop before entering trsLffiC on Route 20 at the Career Center crossing. Hannah said he cboeked on it personally and the situation does, indeed, exist and should somehow be rectified, An olmer- ver commented after the meet- ing that the situation and other dangers related to rail cros- sings has existed since the Career Center was opened and he said he could not understand why they had suddenly become such a concern. He also added joldngiy that the solution would be shorter buses or net allowing the long buses to be first in line at the intersection. He declined to comment to the board., ex- pre a fear that they would take him seriously and spend several meetings trying to schedule the buses so the longer ones would not come to the intersection when they might have to stop for traffic. John Houchins Contracting was awarded the contract to retool Central School at a cost of just over $20 thousand. Board member Jim Doyle moved to stay with a six-week grading period despite Tassos' urging to change to a nine-week period. Hannah seconded and the motion passed. Doyle did, however, move to second. Hannah's motion to rectify a hiring error after an executive session. The exact nature of the error was net made public, but the motion to rectify appeared to be in favor of Tassos. Board President W.J.B. Simmons, Jr, had harrassed 'lassos following the discussion of an error in m employment contract at fin earlier meeting. Disctmsion of an invoice brought approval of the board for Trues to seek an attorney to obtain an Attorney General's opinion. The oard directed Tassos to contt the Board's a,. tmty. Prosecutor Perry Mann to ob- tain the opinion at the last meeting. Tassos said he told Mann to get an Attorney General's opinion In regard to paying a three-year old invoice. The invoice was from the drll- llng of a well at Pipestem School in which the board members at that time were accused of con flict of interest. The current members agree that the well has been drilled and is satis- factory, but claim they are not sure of the legal consequences of paying the bill. Tagsos said Mann told him he did not know how to write for the opinion. It was pointed out (mtinued ou page 8) ,. LIJ i I 15 cents Seriously Injured A Shady Springs man was seriously injured Sunday after- noon in a motorcycle accident about one mile west of Pence Springs. Edward Ray Brooks reportedly lest control of a 1977 Suzuki 750 and slid into the guard rail along WV Route 3. Trooper A.W. Muddy of the Hinton Detachment said Brooks was thrown about 150 feet. Brooks was taken to Summers County Hospital and later trans- ferred to a Charleston hospital. Second A second UFO (unidentified flying object) sighting within a week was reported last Wednes- day evening. A large fireball . RAMSEY SMITH MULLINS James M Ramsey, 52, of Peterstown, was dead on arr- ival Friday evening at a Sum- , mers County Hospil after a heart attack. Born at Forest Hill, Jan. 6, 1927, he was a son of L.H. and Nannie Ramsey of Forest Hill. Mr. Ramsey was employed by the Celanese Corp,, a vet- eran of the U.S. Navy in Wor- ld War If, a member of the Peterstown Baptist Church and of the Lindside IOOF Lodge, No. 362 and had resided at Peters- town for the past 30 years. Other survivors in addition to his parents include his wife, Mrs. Faye Foster Ramsey; one son, Bean Ramsey of Newport News, Va.; two daughters, Mrs. NanCY Kornegay and Miss Kathy Ramsey both of Peters- town; five brothers, Jeff of Atlanta, Ga,, Seibert of" Ash- ley Ind., Leon of Churubusco, 4nd., Richard of Dublin, Vs., and Ronald Ramsey of Colum- bus, Ohio; one sister, Mrs. Ruth Thomas of Hinton and one grandchild. Services were held Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Broyles Funeral Chapel at Peterstown with the Rev. Charles C. Jack in charge. Fiwial followed in the Roles Chapel Church Cemetery. Pallbearers were: Don Jar- vs, John Nester, Ralph St- evens, Garnet Martin, O'Dell Martin, Earl Turner and mem- bers ef the Lindside !OOF Led- ge. Memorial services for Rev. Tommy D. Thompson were held last Thursday at the Appalach- tan Bible The 2:30 p.m. services were held in the main attditori'um with Rev Earl Parvenofficiat- Oscar W. Smith, Jr. 70, of 205 Main Street, Hinton, died Fri- day at 6:15 p.m. in.a Sum- mers County Hospital after a long illness. Born April 13, 1909, in Sum- mers County, he was a son of the late Oscar W. and Eva Jane Crawford Smith. A lifelong resident of Sum- Mrs. Pauline Mullins, 58, of 1505 Temple St., Hlnton, died Saturday at 5:4,5 p.m. in a Summers County hospital after a short illness. Born April 17, 1921, in Ral- eigh County, she was a daugh- ter of Mrs. Lottie Woods Fox of Sandstone. Mrs. Mnilius was a retired mers County, Mr. Smith served" licensed practical nurse, a as a criminal investigator for member of St. Patricks Cath- the prosecuting attorney and had served as constable of Summers County. Survivors include one step- daughter, Mrs. Wands Wallace of Cleveland, Ohio; one bro- ther, Luther F. Smith of Hin- ton; one half brother, Mm's- hah Smlth of Beuver and three grandchildren. $rvices will be Tuesday at 2 the Renald Meadows Fune'al Parlor, Hintun, with the Rav. Warren McHugh in charge. Burial will be in the Mt. Zion Church Cemetery. Summers County deputy sheriffs will serve as pallbear- ers. ELLISON Mildred C. Elllsen, 82 of Ch- arleston formerly of Hinten died June 28, 1979 in Logan, Ohio. Born in Covington, Virginia she was a member of St. Marks Methodist Church. Surviving are: one sen, Ed- win (L.D.) Ellisen of Logan, Ohio; one sister Mrs. Ruth Purdie of Richmond, Va. She was preceded indeath by three sisters and one brother, A grandson Nell E. Ellison Atlanta, Georgia olic Church, the hospital aux- iliary of the Summers County hospital and the Practical Nur- sing Association. She had lived most of her life in Hintun. Other survivors, in addition to her mother include, her bus- band, Robert Mullins of Hinten; one son, Gerald Lee Mulll of Canton, Ohio; one daughter, Mrs. Paula Sue Blevina of Pri. nceten; two half brothers, Paul Richmond of Htntun and Harry Cooper, Jr. of Rupert and one half sister, Mrs. Lilllan Holl- and of Dunbar. Mass of Christian Burial was held Monday at 10 a.m. at the St. Patricks Calholle Cltm'eh with the Father Roger Hughes in charge. Burial followed in the Restwoed Memorial Gardens. KINCAID Services for Mr. Clutri W. Ktncald, 91, were held at 4 p.m. Sunday in the Rmmld Meadows Funeral Parlors in Hintou with Dr. Clyde ey and the Rev. William R. Young officiating. Burial followed in the Rsatwood Memorial Gurd  Hintun. Mr. Kincaid died at 5:4O a.m. Friday in a Beck]ey htal after a long illness. laSS, in P, un- be wasa mn of thelate Kin- tired conductor of the Chosa- poake and Ohio Railway CO., a member of the Hlnton United Methodist Church, Traneport- atien Union and a World War I an. Survivors include his wile, Mary Kincald and one ttister, Mrs. Daisy Hume, of Lewis- burg. Membors of the Men' Bible Class of the Hinton United Methodist Church served as pallbearers.  BAILEY Mr. Henry Arnold Bailey, M, died Friday morning In cHin- ten hospital after a long ill- ness. Born Aug. 13, 1920, in Im- mar, he was a son of the late Henry A. and Corn Mae Bailey. Mr. Bailey was a member of the Camun Baptist Church in Hlnton. Survivors Inicuda four slst- e, Mrs. Velma Nelson and Mrs. Madeline Wood, both of Htntun, Mrs. Mary Richardson of Colambm, Ohio, md Mrs. Nelma Williams of New York, N.Y. m, vit will be at  p.m. in the E.M. Mmlows Funeral Home in Htnton with, the Rev. Cox officlaltug. Bur-, IM wm be in tl FlUlre cffi- etery at llmto. (Cnaflnued on page 8) of was seen falling from the sky at about dusk and some observers claim it fell to earth in the vicinity of the star on the hillside above Madams Creek. The description of the slowly falling object sounds remini- scent of last week's UFO report that turned out to be a roman candle. However, observers said Wednesday's fireball was much too high to have been fireworks. Sheriff Files Suit A hearing is zmeduled for 1PM July 11 in the Circuit Court room of the Summers County Courthouse. David W. Knight of Princeton, Princeton attorney, filed the process Friday in the Circuit Clerk's Office. The suit by Sheriff Bob J. Muddy against the Summers County Commis- sion, stems from an ongoing battle over the 1979-80 Budget. Maddy claims the Commission is not giving him enough money to properly carry out the tax and law enforcement duties of his office. Muddy also contends that the Commllon is fluan- clally responsible for the opera. tion of the county Jail, but that Umso expenses have been charged against his office in the neW budget. As a result, Knight has peti- tioned the court for a writ of mandamus. Celebrations On July 4, 1979 Plpoetem St, Homecoming ate Park will celebrate Indep- River Tuesdays from 8 a.m. to I- _ - endence Day by lmving a yg[ Maratboa: A. OC- 2-Men; B. There wil!..  a ..ll0me  r  of activities going on th OC- 2 Mixed- I male, 1 female; noon. Hlnttm News Reade _iatt War...l_..e l.p, rowlhout the day. To beg_in_ w_i_th C/OC-$ gers; D. OC-2 MEETING CANCELED have been i: mmmy Ju., at war at 9:00 A.M.a Mixed DoubleS MMtors Mixed; E. K- l The June 6 meeting of the RIMe, bming at 10:00 A.M. Tennis Tom'ament will be held SLALOM; andF. OC- 1-1 male- Psst NoblaGrand The Barley Trio will be tha at the IS-HOle Tmmia Com'ts, any canoe. (Maeter-4O yes of canceled. New, along with many others. Every, Also throuout the y the uge or older as of January 1 of one welcome. Bring a basket calendar v,.. yeur.) lunch. (continued on page 8) :  o ,  . i '! [ :i""' : % q:q [:::b'5 } r ; : :f / '   L C lass Of '59 Reunites Shown is the class of 1 which recently held a class reunion. 1st. Row- Billy Ray Lll/y, Judy Lilly McCoy, Sarah Deeds Moouey, Nancy Charlten VallumUagham, Carol Fergmum Me- Cartney, Clara Burteu, Rebecca Neely Lmy, Jo Lynn Burks Ball. Second row- Jerry Fitzwater, Sue Thflley Bryan, Mary Jelmsen Belling, Ann Eades Cro, Carolyn McKongle Richmond, Phyllss Muddy Ratcllffe, Troy Rstllff, and Ricky Eades. Third row. Dallas Jane Mender Tabor. H.F. Cooper, Patrick Duver Taylor, Geraldine Arthur, Mary Reed Mills, aud Thomas Lynn Muddy. Fourth Row- 8wauson Carter, Ntna William Olm, Kay Piv Bry, Elhm Tlelde Neely, Orlu Wflk B4mnt. Fifth Row* Namale K. Richmond Kirk. DavM Meador, and Arktur Lilly. Back row- Gary Thelsam, Max Hile, Butch Simms. Bob Hogan, Roger Orlmmett, Jack Topping, Ferrell Burdette, Elvh Steven. soft. point. Trophies will be awarded to the first three places in each class that has 5 entrias. Some safety measures are provided for, but due to the lIgth of the race ti entire comae cannot be patrolled. Competitors are expected to cooperate and assist in anyway possible. Special inetnun will be given 30 minutm prior to race time. Chum for New Races Scheduled The first New River Mars- then will be held on Saturday, July 7. The race will start at ed Softball Tourunmunt on Ju]y Missionary Baptist Chur July 8:00 a.m. below Bluestone Dam at the Little Luague Park. The 7 & 8. t through July 7 nightly at 7:30 Team trophies will be given to p.m. Jimmy Jones will be the' race will be a mass start with a the top four teams with and- featured speaker with old time sbort portage around Sandstone. ividial trophies being given to preaching and old time epel Falls and ends at Thurmend. Scouting the river prior to the each of the top three  singing, The Mtudc Director teams. Entry fee for this double featured stngsr will be "Skip" race is strongly encouraged, elimination tourney will be,, Cole. The chure is at Abra, Entry may be made on day of 0.00. ff interested contact ham, West Virgln. race with registration beglnn- John Rapp I- 7632. or Ron ing at 6:30 a.m. at the  Burgher 384- 5094. REVIVAL will be a Ravlval at MARKET Upland Baptis( The Tailgate vegetable Mar: starting at ket will be open Saturdays from Slmde purer, 8 to 1o a.m. on James Street evangelist. beside the Memorial Building in Hinten. Seun after IO a.m. on CARNIVAL Saturday, the market will be There will bo a curnival at the open across the upper New fire house in TalCott JUly 7from River Bridge from Hlntou, 4-9, Money to go to Fire Dep. TheVegetable Market on artment building fund. James Street is also open on BARRACKS NO. IM TOURNEY MEETINGS The Athens Boosters Club will Tbe will be Evangelistic be sponsoring an ASA sanction- Meetings at the New Salem meetings in Summers County. The outgoing council met Wednemiay afterno, but the meeting was canceled when they were unable to gather a quorum. Pat Jordan was reportedly oUt-of-town and Sttmrt Oxley could not be located although Mayor Bill Humphreys sent the City Police out looking for Oxley. The meeting was rescheduled for Friday morning when a quorum was premmt and year-end business was cleared up. Kenneth Wills resigned as Police Chief and was appointed Sergeant. in-charge until the new administration took over at midnight Saturday. Michael Crane resigned as City Attorney and Luauna Fox resigned a clerical position. Mayor Humphreys said that it had been a pleasure to work with the people employeed by the city for six years and he felt the employees were doing a good job. He expressed hope that the city personnel would continue to work for the good of the people of Hinten. The incoming City adminietratlon held a call meeting at 3PM Friday to make appointments to key city positions. All action became effective Sunday, July 1. The administration could not legally bold a meeting Sunday to make appoint. ments. Mayor W. Simms Wicker presided with a full council in attendance. Ruth Pivont, Melvin Plumley, Clyde HenMey and Coleman Leslie make up the new council. Council voted to retain L.R. "Ray" Pivont, Jr., as Fire Chief and Charles Edward Wllley as Assistant Fire Chief. They also hired Gary W. Plumley as a full time paid fireman at Chief Pivont's request. Piumley will replace Robert J. Richmond who is retiring. Hiring of a City Attorney and a Police Judge was also delayed until July 10. Heusley moved to make James Street and Third Ave. two-way streets again. Plumley seconded the motion and it was passed. Hemly also moved to order the managers of the local TV Cable Corp. to appear at the July 10 meeting and show why they increased the rates. Pivont seconded and the motion passed ously. Ruth Pivont was elected President of the Council by acclamation. ['he next regular meeting will be at 7PM July 10 at City Hail. Trout and Robert Angell. Luther Wills reported- ly also expressed an interest in the positien. Trout was chosen by the council at Wlcker's suggestion. Wicker also recommended that Everett "Lee" Hunt be employeed as Police Chle. Wicker said other applicants were Kenneth Wills, Curtis ShaVer, Assistant Chief Miller, and H.K. Richmond. However, Wills corrected the Mayor, saying he had not applied. Richmond also said lie had not filed a written application. The comwll voted unanimously to hire Hunt. Janet R. Rush, with over fifteen years experience in city government, was retained in her present position as Clerk-Recorder. Plumley voted against her continued employment. Heusley moved to hold off hiring anyone else in the clerk-recorders office until the regular council meeting on July 10. Council did vote to notify 'e three city-employed dizpatobers and emr yes of the Street, Garage, Sanitation Dep ,'tmonts and the Landfill that they would be retained. :.:.:.:.:.:,:.:.:.:.-.:.:.:.:.:.:.:.:.:.:.:.:.:.:..:.:..:.:.:.:.. :.: :, :, :, :.:.:.:.:. :.: :. :.:. :.: ::.: :: :: ::: ::: :::::::: :;: ;:;:;:; ::: ;: ;:; :;: ;: ::;:; :; :;:::; :;:;: ::;:;:; ::: ;:; :::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: :::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: ::::' Council Meetings Galore Last week was a big week for city council Applicants for Street Foreman were Ralph