An oil well drilled in on the A.J.
Huffman farm on Mt. Nebo ridge, near the head of
Phillips Run, is attracting much attention in the
oil and gas fraternity. It was drilled by Creed
Barker and K.M. Hunt, together with a number of
associates from this place and Spencer.
A flow of what is conservatively estimated at from 75 to 100
barrels daily was found in the Lime, or top of the Injun sand. Only the top of
the sand was touched and the well shut down to await the completion of an oil
line by Eureka Pipeline Co. It is expected that the line will be finished next
week when drilling will be resumed.
A change for the better has been
noticed in the looks of Grantsville since the
elimination of all double parking. Out of chaos has
come some order, and surprisingly, very few parking
Since the start of strict enforcement of the “no double parking”
rule, the streets have a more orderly, spacious look, and there appears to be
more places for shoppers to park. Opening of a free town parking lot has also
helped the situation. Most of the comment by residents and visitors has been
highly favorable to the plan.
There has been no official discussion by the mayor and town
council about parking meters, but among the people, there has been some
discussion about their use, pro and con.
The newly formed health care center
board officially named itself after the late Minnie
Hamilton, revered locally for her many years of
dedication as county health nurse.
When it came time to choose a location for the proposed
building, what could be more appropriate than to put it on the very land where
Minnie Hamilton once lived?
The criteria for a site was very specific. It had to be
centrally located so as to be readily accessible to its future clients, above
the flood plain, on land that did not present any serious construction problems,
and a place that would be easily found (near a main highway was preferred).
Minnie Hamilton Health Care Board considered several
possibilities, including one at Arnoldsburg and one adjacent to the hospital, on
the grounds of the old Witt House. It finally concluded that the Hamilton land,
which lies on the west side of Rt. 16, almost directly opposite the hospital
driveway entrance, was the best location. That was their recommendation to the
On May 12, commissioners conducted an on-site inspection,
accompanied by Bob Parkins, project officer of the proposed health care center.
Two specific locations were looked at on the Hamilton land, and an
acre-and-one-half was paced off, sufficient to provide space needed for a 3,000
square foot building and a parking lot for 40 cars.
A tract at the northern edge of the property met most of the
requirements, but commissioners felt its access would be too close to a blind
curve. The first site, behind the now vacant Hamilton house, looked more
When commissioners convened their meeting after lunch, they
passed a motion making it official that Minnie Hamilton Health Care Center would
be built on the Hamilton land.