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tt Thursday, Jan. 1, 2004 --- The Glenville Democrat/Pathfinder B Page 7 I Pat's Pat Ridpath, Burnsville 853-2401 "I, 'Still Catching up- Thanks to the Internet! I had the privilege of watching the Christmas Parade in Burnsville. It was snowing and beautiful. The Braxton Band was just wonderful! Marched well and played well, in spite of the cold. The floats were something else! The ~Baptist's Noah's Ark, the Wise Men 3vith the statement "Wise men still ~;ee ~im "from I couldn' t tell which chtikeh .'- Brent Boggs was there, fire tru~ from Bumsville and Gassaway with Santa on back of a Bumsville truck, the police and the ambulance, Mayor Lee Mackey, the CEOs, Girl Scouts, the Metho~st vehicle was pretty, some walkers with the cutest little girl and a l~fippy with a Santa outfit, some of the people were throwing candy at onlook- ers. Have I missed anyone? Best of all, James Lee Wine carded the flag at the front of the whole parade. Beautiful! Glad to hear that Kim West is recu- perating well. As usual I didn't know anything about it until it was over. Our best wishes and prayers are with you, Kim. Mae Asbury used to work with me at Braxton Health Care Center. Our sym- pathy, prayers and get-well wishes are with you and your family, Mae. Charles McNemar emailed me to tell Moran he said, "Hi!" He remem- how much John helped the Boy Scouts. He was the merit badge counse- lor for "Citizenship in the Community" and served on the Troop Committee. He was also a Scoutmaster for an earlier troop in the town. Charles thanks him for his efforts. Charles is now an Assis- tant Scoutmaster and wishes that his troop would be as well behaved as the troop to which he belonged in Burnsville. My son, Scot.t Bucklew, was in the Scout troop with Charles. I got a beautiful email story about an elderly gentleman who went to have stitches removed from his thumb. He the email are very special: "True love is neither physical nor romantic. True love is an acceptance of all that is, has been, will be, and will not be." That is some- thing that all newlyweds should digest - in fact, ALL married couples should be reminded of this, of what true love is. Tofti Wine wishes Merry Christmas to Natalie Wine who goes to college in Fairmont and to her friend, Wendy Sil- vers, who lives in Canonsburg, PA, and to her church, Little Kanawha Indepen- dent Church, whose pastor is Ronzel Roberts. She is so proud of her niece, Erica Wine, who is going to college in New Jersey to become a Physician's Assistant. Toni also wants to say Merry Christ- mas to her grandparents, John and Laura Posey from their granddaughters, Toni and Dale. Chuck Bucklew sends us this recipe for "Healthy Slaw" that he invented, and I can attest that it is delicious. r,.s_aag (which can be mixed with the slaw or just poured on top) Juice of 6 or 7 fresh lemons TBS red pepper 1 tsp ground cinnamon 2 or more TBS flaxseed oil or olive oil (optional, but flaxseed oil is good for your heart and arteries, but expen- sive at Health Food stores) 1 red onion liquefied in food proces- sor 2 large tomatoes liquefied in food processor 1 TBS minced garlic Salt to taste (optional) Slaw 1 cup carrots chopped in food proces- sor 1 or 2 packs of fine, knifed-chopped parsley 3 or 4 sticks of celery, fine-knife- chopped 4 broccoli stems (the most nutritious ,d AUTUMN REANNE MOYERS Announce Birth President and Mrs. Freeman: Getting During Gienville's Community Christmas Concert on Saturday, Dec. 13, Rob and Sandy Freeman donned their gay apparel and, dressed as Santa and Mrs. Claus, and belted out a Christ- mas classic, "Santa Claus is Coming to Town" for members of the commu- nity. Dr. and Mrs. Freeman have lived in Glenville since May 2002, when Dr. Freeman was named Glenville State College's Vice President for Academic Affairs by then-President Dr. Thomas Powell. This year's front-and-center involvement with the Glenviile community's holiday celebration helps in marking the couple's new role as the twenty-second President and First lady of GSC. "We feel a special bond with Glenville and with the college, and we have from the get-go," Mrs. Freeman commented during an interview at the The Freemans have lived in many parts of the Southern United States, Clifton and Heather Moyers of GSC President's Home. Beckley, are proud to announce the One thing that's not new to Rob and birth of their first child, a daughter, Sandy Freeman is taking part in musi- Autumn Reanne. Autumn was born cal celebrations, as both have been on November 12, at Raleigh General musical since their youths. A former Hospital at 5:46 p.m. She weighed 7 voicemajorat.IndianaUniversity, Mrs. lbs. 2.7 oz and was 201/2 inches long. Freeman graduated with a minor in Maternal grandparents are Roger music to go alongside her elementary and Margie Freshour of Cox's Mills. education degree, while Dr. Freeman Paternal grandparents are Joan was active in his high school band as Moyers and the late Ramon Moyers bass clarinetist, and did his share of of Perkins. Autumn was welcomed performing in college with folk sing- home by Grandpa and Grandma ing groups. Freshour and Uncle Dustin. LT Tammy Gragg, FNP chosen for from Charleston, S.C. to New Orleans, a city rich in its own musical heritage. In addition to dinner theatre troupes and church choirs, the couple has also per- formed with the Augusta Symphony's "Back to Basics" Mrs. Freeman is a Midwesterner whose home state of Iowa recalls little of Appalachia, save the small town influ- ence she and Dr. Freeman are finding so attractive about Glenville. THE FREEMANS AS THE CLAUSES Choral Society and with the Savannah Symphony, both in Georgia. The Freemans have seen this year's performance with the Community Choir as a special opportunity to combine their love for musical performance and their love for Glenville. While Dr. Freeman is a Tennessee native more familiar with the musical and cultural traditions of this area, "We've always been lucky to be surrounded by people who are rich in spirit. Moving to Glenville has given us the opportunity to get back to basics community involvement with people who have been warm in their wel- come." Dr. and Mrs. Freeman have two children and four grandchildren, with whom they will spend the holidays. JoAnnWoodyard 462-7093 Phone 462-7951 tions are planning to go every third earthly days together. Long after your Fax 462-46OO Lodge this month,I Westfall, Calhoun/Gilmer Counties and plan game day parties and other Saturday afternoon at 3:00 and have a children leave home, you will still be ptmllo2@mai, wvnet odu " . ~ MPC chairperson, at 304-462-5662. get-togethers. ~worship service for the residents, along with your mate, Lord willing. The foun- , " " Stop by the Mare St Lodge for details The Mountaineer Parents Club was To join the Mountaineer Parents Club CLOSED SATURDAYS ---r--~ ................. ~, ........... '~lAvith singing, dation you build with your husband ~ created as an organization to help call 304-293-2506 or register online Jim Pritt invited eighteen people to flavors all other relationships in your 25thA gh his service station for a holiday meal on life - your children, your extended fam- nnual Tou man Contest parents stay in touch with their stu- at dents. President David C. Hardesty Christmas Eve. According to reports, ily, and your friends." She says that they seem to have had a very good time caring for children demands so much set for January 30 and 31 and enjoyed the food. time and there will be a "struggle rais- Thisisthetimeofyearwecollectfor ing the children if your mardage is not West Virginia Sports Promotions, weight(1551bsandunder),andheavy- Evelyn Carson Campaign for Community, the solid." Then she makes a statement that Inc.,JerryThomasPromoterispleased weight (156 lbs and'up). There is no 462-8828 Adventist Community Services offer- I think should bein bold, large print and to announce that the 25th Annual entry fee. ing. I want to thank those who have posted on every refrigerator of every ' North Central West Virginia Up to $5,000 in prize monies will ! beensogenerous, notonlyinBumsville, home that houses a family. "MANY '"Toughman Contest" will be held beawarded. The champion in each of but other communities. I am sure we CHILD-DEVELOPMENT EXPERTS January20and21,2004,attheNathan themen'sdivisionswillreceive$1,000 didn't get around to everyone, so if you AGREE: THE THING CHILDREN Goff Armory in Clarksburg. and the runners up will receive $250. : wanttogive, pleasecallmeorsendyour CRAVEMOSTINTHEWORLDARE The very popular Toughman Con- Prize monies for the women's divi- check made out to Campaign for Com- PARENTS WHO LOVE EACH test, as seen on National TV, is a sions will be up to $1,000 to each rnunity to Debbie Duffield, Treasurer, OTHER." We all love our children and single elimination boxing tournament champion and $250 to the runners up, Braxton Seventh-day AdventistChurch, want the best in the world for them. We that is open to area men and women, based upon the number of fighters. P. O. Box 186, Gassaway, WV 26624. can start fight here and now without These funds help provide for our own costingusacent--wecanbeginputting age 18 or older, with no previous Eachchampionwillalsobeawarded County and State citizens who suffer our spouse first and loving him or her professional boxing experience, hay- a Toughman Jacket. The runners up son with milder weather. Ultimately, school with a neighbor girl who evi- loss from fire, flood or other disasters, openly. Ifany ofus have a problem with ing had not more than five amateur will receive a trophy. The Champions the worst winter season I remember dently had no long underwear. She Recently Johntooktwoloadsofclean- that, then only the Lord can help us get fights, crowned in Clarksburg will qualify to; was that of 1985. The snow was some would arrive to school crying from the ing supplies, blankets and food to the our priorities straight. All bouts are scheduled for three, advance to the World Championships of the deepest of my time, and I was cold. With nothing but a thin jacket Richwood area when they had their When I was a~ nursing student, we one minute rounds, with all fighters and compete for up to $50,000! ' cursed, also, with the death of my and dress, with her legs wrapped in floods. He also purchased complete beds went to a juvenile court to Watch the wearing 16 ounce gloves, protective Prospective Toughman and~ husband and a broken leg. newspapers. Her teacher excused her for some that needed them here in the proceedings. When it was over, the judge headgear and mouthpiece. All appli- Toughwoman fighters are encouraged I remember also the winter seasons from school until the weather got bet- Bumsville area, and supplied bed lin- talked to us and said what children cants MUSTbein good physicalcon- to sign up early and get in shape. To of my youth. I was raised by my ter. God bless that teacher. ens and blankets, also. Your contribu- reallywantisdisciplinebecauseitmakes dition, sign up or obtain information, calls grandparents in Wetzel County. Back Hope everyone had a truly Merry tionshelpuscontinuetodothesethings, them feel safe and cared about. He said Themen'sweightdivisionsare:light are being taken at 1-800-296-3897. then, we girls had to wear dresses Christmas and will have amore fortu- We spent Christmas with our son, the children will not SAY that is what heavyweight (160 - 184 lbs) and Tickets will go on sale Saturday, rather than pants, nate winter. Scott Bucklew and his wife, Carol, and they want, but down deep inside they heavyweight (185-400 lbs.) The January 3. I had a two-mile walk to school and our grandson, Chuckle. Christmas is are scared if they think THEY are in women's weight divisions de: light- . t~ Sutton/FlatwoodsDays inn Presents: [ Auto - Home - Life I New Year s Eve 2003 Celebrationl I Commercial - Investments [ ][ Featuring "Rick "K" and The Allnighters /I M | /'llt Package Prices: | I ONTHLY PAY PLANS 1 $175 per couple with lodging ~~ $135 per couple without lodging 1 [ | $250 with regular suite ~~ $275 with Gov. / HMST suites [ [ [For Reservations Call: Sutton/Flatwoods Days Inn 304-765-50551 [ Kohler Insurance Agency I Formalattire is required. I-I l Schedule of Events Include: II 634 Elk Street 1 7:oo p.m.- 9:00 p.m. - Elegant Buffet Dinner & Social Hour, ~ -~, 'I I Gassaway, WV 26624 I 9:0o p.m. - 1:00 a.m. - Music & Dancing, Complimentary Champagne at | I Midnight & Delicious Breakfast Buffet the next morning. J l 304-364-5202 VistingmeovertheChfistmasholi- a two-mile walk back each day. In day were my daughter and son-in- order to stay warm in my dresses, I law, Ralph and Bernadine Furches. had to wear long underwear. Also grandson, Michael Springston As I remember a few hard times I from Raleigh, North Carolina. had, I can't help remembering some of I don't remember a Christmas sea- those who had it worse. I walked to A $200 ~ift certificate and two Jr. and his wife, Susan, started the Mountaineer basketball tickets will club in 1995 as one of five student life be raffled off at the Calhoun/Gilmer initiatives. Since then, it has-grown to Counties West Virginia University 11,500 members MountaineerParents Club Winter Fest To help parents stay informed about At 7 p.m., Monday, Jan. 5, at the campus news, the club publishes a Glenville Best Western Motel Con- newsletter three times a year and dis- ference Room. tributes Parent Electronic News. A The Winter Fest has become an toll-freehelpline, 1-800-WVU-0096, annual tradition for WVU families was also set up to answer parents' and students. If you arrive early, stop questions. by the new Trezan Restaurant located At the local level, Parents Clubs beside the motel, organize Summer Send-offs for stu- For more information, call Pat dents, host guest speakers from WVU much more fun when there are children control and not the parents. So, start to enjoy it. We traveled through the 2004 determined with God's help to darkness and snowy roads. (Just like the love your spouse and support each other faithful mail carriers who don't let inmutualdiscipline.Somedayyourchil- Weather prevent the delivery of our mail dren will thank you. (Not while they are and who worked overtime to deliver a teenagers, though.) Package to my daughter in Kansas City People are funny. They want the front on Christmas Day! That is so wonder- of the bus, the middle of the road, and ful!). We arrived in Fenwick at 7:30 the back of the church. (From e-mail of a.m. as planned.) We had a wonderful Christian 1-liners.) time and good food. Carol, Chuckieand Happy New Year, folks! And I pla..yed Scrabble with the new set that Maranatha! (Editor's note: Finally we are all caught up on Pat's Chat. Enjoy!) 216 E. Main St. will spend most, if not all, of your Gleoville, WV out the Moose Pastor Tim Kelley and his congrega- did a wonderful job with the production of that play. Twenty-two Methodists from Burnsville and Napier (and I) went to Braxton Health Care Center to sing oarols for the residents on Dec. 22 and loved it when many of them joined in singing the verses of well known carols. these three relationships in your life - God, children, and husband?" Of course she lists God as first and says "when Christ is your first love, He enhances your marriage by helping you under- stand one another." Many would miss the next answer. "Love for your hus- band follows your love for God. You I also loved the song done by Bertha wishes everyone a Happy New Year! Brown, Sue Brown and NinaDennison. In an article in Power For Living for They should give us special music more December 7, 2003, Betty Huizenga asks often.NormaBrownandallherhelpers the question, "How would you order lessonthat we shouldnotjudge a person Elizabeth Brown, January 4; Susan by his clothes or looks. The little angel, Allen, January 10; Bryan Luzader, Janu- Lindsey Chapman, stole the show as dry l l; Destiny Rogers, January21 and she deliberately walked across the stage. Francis Godfrey, January 24. She also return for all of our finalists will be honored at a cermony in Charleston, in February, with the men and women Professor of the Year announced at ............. that time. ,~.~f,~ The Faculty Merit Foundation of Serving Gilmer & West Virginia each year honors an Surrounding outstanding faculty member at a West Counties Since 1953 Virginia college or university. The award winner receives a $10,000 cash prize, with two runners-up each re- ceiving $1,000. The professor of the Year award is presented with finan- cial support from Columbia Gas For your home, auto, life, Transmission. health and long-term care - motorcycle, flood, business insurance, & bonds. Join a local civic or Jim Collins, Agent fraternal club: Try Travis Woodford, Agent I am sure there are others who remem- English over there in England!) We all ber her. Thank you, Fred. Also, if you talked by phone with Robin in Kansas missed their play, you missed finding City and Chuck in Fort Lauderdale. out who Willard is! It was a play with a Toni Wine wishes Happy Birthday to to host Winter Fest Jan. 5 o said he was inn hurry because of an- part)chopped fine in food processor g hits otherappointmentat9:00a.m.Thenurse 2 or 3 red and/or orange (or any) bell LTTammyL.Gragghasbeencalled professor the Flu bu took care of removing the sutures and peppers, chopped to active duty with the United States asked him if he had another doctor's 2 cucumbers, knife chopped Public Health Service Commissioned year ~o flu bug hit our house, and of I have a nice bunch of girls and we course I had to catch it, so things are hope to have a fun, rew~ding year. appointment this morning causing him Use it to top a bowl of your favorite Corps, and will be reporting to her to be in such a hurry. He said he needed lettuce or salad greens.., gooood for ya! duty station in Riverside, California not too chipper at my house. We also appreciated Santa s stopping We partly celebrated Christmas by for a little visit; he was to go to the nursing home to eat break- You'll think you just ate like a rabbit, in January 2004. LT Gragg is cur- The Faculty Merit Foundation has Sunday as our daughter Katrina and dissappointed at not many kiddies fast with his wife. He said she had but you will feel like a million bucks! rently employed by Minnie Hamilt0n announced tbat five semi-finalists for Alzheimer's Disease. The nurse asked (His wife, Diana, likes it topped with Health Care Center as aFamily Nurse the "Professor of the Year" honor son-in-lawJohn, came in forthe week- stopping by to see him. him if his wife would be worded if he is black beans, garbanzos, and fetacheese. Practitioner practicing at Gilmer Pri- have been chosen, end. I wish their visit could have been Due to the flu epidemic at the ours- longer, ing home our 4-H did not get to visit late. He replied that she no longer knew His son, Tamer, hates it.) Also really mary Care and the Gilmer County The candidates are Dr. Steve My 4-H club had a wonderful the patients. whohewas, that she had not recognized good on haystacks or tacos. High School Wellness Center. She Bourne, Professor of Business, Christmas dinner with the kids, par- Our sympathy goes out to a dear him in five years now. The nurse asked Hopeeveryoneis having Happy Holi- will be taking a leave of absence from Bluefield State College; Dr. Michael ents and grandparents. We had a great friend, Mary Jane Furr, on the loss of why he still went every morning even days and that you each take time to Minnie Hamilton Health Care in or- Mays, Professor of Mathematics, time. the kids gave me areal surprise, her husband, Dale; they are former though she doesn' t know who he is. He remember the REASON for the Sea- der to complete her active duty obli- West Virginia University; Dr. Steven but a nice surprise, when they pre- GilmerCounty residents. He will also smiled and patted her hand and said, son! Where would we be ifGod had not gation. Mewaldt, Professor of Psychology, sented me with Christmas gifts of a be missed by many at the Park camp- 'She doesn't know me, but I still know given us the greatest Gift ever given - The Gilmer Primary Care, GCHS Marshall University; Dr. Gloria real nice camera with a nice carrying ing. who she is." I know and have known Himself clothed in humanity to live as WellnessCenterandMinnieHamilton Payne, ProfessorofBusinessAdmin- case, abrooch, andalsoawhiteChrist- I want to wish all a belated Merry several spouses who had this kind of our Example and die as our Substitute? Health Care Center Staff would like istration and Economics, Davis and mas bear and cute trinket box for my Christmas and a happy, prosperous for their spouses. The last words on Maranatha! to extend our thanks to LT. Gragg for Etkins College; and Dr. Linda Tate, little jewlery. New Year. "- "- D"~e~'mb"~r~.'2"~-3"-" -- 'Ro"obi"~h"~'~'en~'o~e"~'A'm~n, serving our country and helping oth- AssociateprofessorofEnglish, Shep- I reallly appreciated it all very much; The Burnsville United Methodist along with a Scrabble Dictionary and ers around the world. We wish her a herd College. -- Church received a donation from Fred Scrabble Word Finder. Scott and John quick and safe return home. Interviews with the five candidates Allen in Washington State, "Remem- watchedoneoftheChroniclesofNarnia L-~p~~as~ bering Sunday School, mid 1930's when bY c.s. Lewis as produced by BBC. (I will be held on January 20, 2004. Mrs. Clara Teter was Superintendent." wish they could speak understandable Three finalists will be selected. The C al h o u n