The state road commission will erect
three concrete deck girders across the West Fork on
Rt. 16 at Minnora, Orma and Crummies Creek,
according to an announcement made from Charleston.
The bridges at Orma and Minnora will each consist of two 45-ft.
spans, while that at Crummies Creek will be a single 50-ft. span.
Construction of the stone base of Rt. 16 by the prison labor
department of the commission is progressing rapidly, the greater part of the
work for Calhoun County being finished. It is expected that the entire road to
Ivydale will be fully finished before the snow flies.
The Rockettes, Grantsville’s newest
talent group, will appear Thursday afternoon on WCHS-TV’s
Record Hop program. Later that evening, they will
perform at the Middleburg auditorium in Charleston.
The group, composed of Kay VanScoy, Patty Burch, Barbara Gibson
and Sherry Rogers, has received recognition several times for their rendition of
popular songs. They took first place in a talent contest held in Grantsville
last spring, and second in a talent contest held in Parkersburg a few weeks
Was the “dry run” county bus disaster an exhibition of
un-flappable people, working flawlessly under pressure, or was it a comedy of
Based on comments made at an official critique of the event, all
participants--police, fire department, emergency ambulance crews and hospital
personnel--got very high marks.
The critique, delivered from a variety of viewpoints, was given
by members of the county disaster committee, along with department heads at
Calhoun General Hospital. Mayor Joe Virden, co-chairman of the staged disaster,
pronounced the drill “an outstanding success.”
“We were not concerned with the fire department and the police
effort,” he said. “The most frightening situation was how would the hospital
react to the influx of patients over the normal load? The hospital reacted to
this abnormal circumstance with characteristic calmness and great organization.”
If the county had to do it all over again, there were two major
details Virden said he would do differently. “We were too well prepared,” he
said. “The next disaster should be a total surprise, if possible.”