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Page 2,--- The Glenville Democrat/Pathfinder --- Thursday, Jan. 1, 2004 FIPSE & FINISHING EXAMS -- During the week before Christmas, students at Glenville State College were studying and taking their final examinations of the fall semester. Here, Jim Bettis, a history major from Glenville, signs in at the new FIPSE computer lab which was packed during that week, as well as the week before when students were completing term papers for their classes. FIPSE stands for the Fund for the Improvement of Post Secondary Education --- the funding which had been acquired through grants originating from the college's Office of Technology. FIPSE, also, provides for community training sessions in the computer softwares, among other educational activities, which are regularly advertised in this newspaper. Most recently -- in fact announced during Christmas week, the Office of Technology obtained a $5,000 Verizon Foundation grant to bring wireless broadband Internet access services to both GSC's Kidd Library and the Gilmer County Public Library. (Staffphotoa by Dave Corcoran) 'FAMILY OF THE YEAR' - A special honor has been bestowed on a former Gilmer County family. The Mathews fami!yj~ of Fai rmont has been selected as the Times West Virginian's "Family of the Year." Born and raised on Owens Run, Delvijl~1 (Cogar) Mathews (center, seated) married Jennings Mathews of Sinking Creek Additionally, four of their nine childr~llil were born on Sinking Creek before moving to Fairmont. First Row (I-r) - Ashley Ireland, great-granddaughter; Nadin~~ Mathews, great-granddaughter; matriarch Delvia; Tiara Ireland, great-granddaughter; Molly Mathews, younge~i granddaughter; Autumn Mathews, great-granddaughter. Second Row - Claudia "Corky" Ice, youngest daught~: Clarence Mathews, son; Sue Belvin, daughter; Sue Mathew~, daughter-in-law; Anna Rannenberg, daughter; Jot~ I Mathews, son. Third Row - Rachel Mathews and husband, Mikey, grandson; Dick Belvin, son-in-law, and Den~ ]1 Mathews. Congratulations to the Mathewses for this great distinction! DHC, Sr., Publisher-Editor LAST MINUTE DUTIES -- Enjoying his job, Jess McVaney, Jr., of Glenville State's Maintenance Department, speeds his Cushman cart around the Administration Building in order to finish some last minute duties before the end of the fall semester. CHRISTMAS PARTY---After Mass on Sun. morning, Dec. 21, the parishioners of Good Shepherd Catholic Church sponsored a Christmas party, mainly for these children who attended that service -- a Yuletide tradition at the Glenville church.The children have religion classes before the Mass each Sunday, so the party is an appropriate reward, according to the church's ladies who do the cookie baking. COORDINATING FLOOD RECOVERY -- In Gilmer County, the November 19-20 Food's relief, and recovery efforts are being closely monitored by Ed Messenger (I-r), director of Gilmer's EmergenCY.5 lWo e s,' and Reta Kight, chair of the county's Local Emergency Response Committee. Also pictured on pn., ,,,v . ..= hl ghn lee v#/ fnf s hoemStatnedCe ra Plt fl Wiy G ilmne CUandW' s iss hneef OdO'c , dliaa ir isoagn e iieceer for the Army National Guard, Jack Heater, Gilmer County's Health Department sanitarian, parn James, a FEMA representative (partially pictured), and Steve Cappa, director of the state's Office of Eme .e.ncy Services (partially pictured). The American Red Cross operated a Shelter and Disaster Center at tl e taumer County Recreation Center, Community Resources, Inc provided clothing for the victims and FEMA has instructed those with damages to call their office for relief at 1-800-621-3362. (Staffphotoa) SANTA COMES TO CHURCH -- In the tradition of good ole St. Nicholas --the 5th century bishop who is the patron of children, Santa Claus v!sited Good Shepherd, making a hit with the kids. After all, he (Bryan Facemier) heard their MUD SLIDE IN GLENVILLE -- The hillside at Sue Ann Stalnaker Nichols's house on Westn Street neaar Sycamore Run gave way on Wed. morning, Nov. 19 after a steady rain all night long. Since this p cture w= : taken, the slide, which was just beneath her driveway, has been repaired. ;tmas present the Manchin toy requests and gave them an Yet another labor union has c;bme on leading West Virginia out of its current early Christmas present -- a bag board the Manchin campaign as the budgetary crisis and that he will bring of treats. West Virginia Electrical Workers As- new jobs with benefits to our -s~,~,~ 4:45-7:15.9:4512:15.2:30 sociation, representing approximately workforce." Baby Closet 1600 members from all 55 counties in -This is the 10th major endorsement ~u,. West Virginia; has officially endorsed for the Manchin campaign with previ- ' 7:~5 The local Americorps workers at Secretary of State Joe Manchin in the ous support coming from the~West Vir- LORD OF E"~-NG$ CRI in Glenville are making new- 2004 Governor's race. ginia Deputy She6ffs' Association, the RETURN OF TIlE KING 3:30 - 7:~0 born baby packages to cheer up the In addition, eight local unions of the West Virginia Education Association, ~:45 International Brotherhood of Electrical theConstructors'LaborCouncilofWest 3:~o- 7:~o new mothers in this county. So, they are now accepting infant gifts. Workers (Local 637, 307;26, 14, 246, Virginia, the North Central Building CHEAPER BY THE a~u 466, 596, and 968) have also endorsed and Construction Trades Council, the ~..- s=. ~=a,~ 4:3o-~:~- ~. 2:00- 2:15 For details, call either Sandra Joe Manchin. Upper Ohio Valley Building and Con- s=t-s~, u=. ~.~0-e:~- 9:oo (P~) HardingorSandraHessat462-8698. "We do not make this endorsement struction Trades Council, thes,-r~,.e~=.~,g . Achieve a sweet victory lightly," said Jim Ross, president of the Parkersburg/MadettaBuildingandCon-MONA LISA sMILE (PG-13) over your competitionl West Virginia Electrical Workers As- struction Trades council,.the Ironwork- .~:00-~ 1:45-7:30"2:30 9:45 sociation. "We are endorsing Joe ers, Local 549, the State Farm Agents 5:00.7:30-9:45 Call your local newspaper tod~ Manchin because we sincerely believe PAC and the Operating Engineers, Lo- and ask about about ad~ertisin that he !s the only candidate capable of ca1132. a ,! I ci~ pa eel an Cc j~n in at oh at~ .th :oh ;m.~ 'ex ifil: as a lis pe ch to tel pe 4t1"1 do fri GI Sel pa nu CO or _po ne G1 fan on vi W~ el 40 hi. st :h= iSt n~ tt : h, I k P U V S I E