The following reports are taken from
The Calhoun Chronicle archives:
Alva Yoak, well-known rig builder of
Norman Ridge, was severely injured in a fall from a
stub of a derrick, which he was tearing down on a
lease on Lick Run on Friday.
He fell a distance of 25 to 35 feet
when the scaffolding gave away. He was taken to a
Parkersburg hospital where an examination revealed
that both ankles were broken and he suffered other
injuries about the back. At last report, he is
getting along nicely and will be able to return home
in a short time.
The streets of Grantsville are
nearly all properly marked at
the intersections, the project being just
about completed this week.
In marking the streets, it was
necessary to search deeds to the various pieces of
property in the town to be certain of the names of
the streets. The names were used as they appear in
the deeds. Some are rather quaint, and their origin
The actual work of naming the
streets has been done through the years as they were
established. The town council spent a number of
sessions in working out the names, going
over the old records to find the correct names.
Some dissatisfaction was voiced by a
few of the town’s residents who found they were
living on alleys, instead of streets, but officials
pointed out that this was in each case the name used
in the records.
Marking the streets was a project of
the Senior and Junior women’s clubs and the Civic
club. Each was represented on a committee for the
project, and each club has helped raise funds to
purchase the markers.
Even as surplus cheese was rapidly
disappearing last week, the Charleston office of the
Dept. of Welfare was on the telephone to Grantsville
to find out if Calhoun County needed more. Earl
Nicholson, Area 14 administrator, replied with an
emphatic “Yes” and last Friday another shipment
This new shipment consisted of 325
crates, a total of 9,750 pounds. Committee on Aging
and Community Action Association each got half for
distribution through their offices.
Unlike the mad rush last week, there
were no long lines in front of the offices on Monday
morning. The distributing agencies had let the word
out that this cheese was to go only to people who
missed out on the previous distribution.