Road Bond Election results

The “Roads to Prosperity” $1.6 billion Road Bond Issue passed both statewide and locally in Gilmer County, although in the latter county with less fervor than statewide. In the state, the Bond Issue Amendment to the Constitution garnered 87,751 votes “For” with 32,759 casting the “No” vote, or a 70% to 30% spread for approval. In Gilmer County, the voters “For” were 360 while those marking “No,” 201, or a 64% to 36% spread for approval. County Clerk Jean Butcher conveyed that there were no voting problems in the precincts or at her office after the polls closed. Also, the local totals are “unofficial” with the certification to make them official coming at this Fri., Oct. 13’s County Commission meeting at 9 a.m. The County Clerk’s number is 304-462-7641.

Pearl Buck Day on Oct. 25

West Virginia University is sponsoring a Pearl S. Buck Day on Wed., Oct. 25 at their Mountainlair Student Center. For WVU, this day of festivities helps to not only honor the 125th anniversary of the great author’s birth in Hillsboro (Pocahontas County), but also helps to kick off Mountainer Week on campus and in Morgantown.

Much is planned: 1.) From 11 a.m.-to-4 p.m., her autographed novels will be sold to benefit the preservation of her birthplace; 2.) At 11 a.m., a Birthday Cake Cutting will take place; 3.) At 12 p.m., Chef Melanie Campbell will demonstrate “Asian Cookbook” recipe cooking; and, finally, 4.) At 2 p.m., the documentary film, “East Wind, West Wind: Pearl S. Buck, the Woman Who Embraced the World” will be shown in the Mountainlair’s Gluck Theater on campus.

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Read more: Area Briefs 10-12-17

Road Bond Election Saturday

The “Roads to Prosperity” $1.6 billion Road Bond Issue will be the only thing on the paper ballot on Election Day, this Sat., Oct 7. The polls open at 6:30 a.m. and remain open until 7:30 p.m. Registered voters will caste their ballots at their usual precincts, unless otherwise informed. For more information, see the editorial on page 3 or read State Delegate Brent Boggs’ column in last week’s, Sept. 21 issue.

By the time this newspaper reaches the newsstands and public’s Absentee Voting and Early Voting will be over, thereby making voting on this important issue for the state and Gilmer County on this Sat., Oct. 7 your only remaining option. For details, call: Mrs. Jean Butcher, County Clerk, at 304-462-7641.

TannerFest is on this Friday

Attention: the TannerFest is on this Fri., Oct. 6.

The community goes all-out in volunteering to make a funfilled day for all Gilmer Countians and those other visitors who choose to come. It’s a one-day festival this year from 5:30-to-10 p.m. on this Fri., Oct. 6 only.

A covered dish dinner will be served at 6 p.m., with lively Bluegrass Music to comfort the diners. It’s a lot of fun, as there’s a variety of activities for adults and kids. Plus, vendors are welcome. It’s a fun time every year, so plan to attend it this year! And, you might win a prize.

Read more: Area Briefs 10-5-17


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