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Page 4 The Glenville Democrat/Pathfinder Thursday, January 1. 2009 A news commentary-- Christmas Parade continued ... Continued from page 1 The costumed pair wore dark glasses, and refused to give their names, thereby remaining somewhat anonymous to the general crowd. They sure did bring some big smiles. though. Delighted and smiling children were the highlight of the evening, though. And, yes. some were even a little skeptical of Santa Claus. but none of them appeared to cry. The "Christmas tree" fire engme stopped on the parade route to allow Santa Claus to grant some wishes to many little boys and girls who came to see him. The children sat with Santa to have their photographs taken, and the "elves." fine members of the fire de- partment as well. gave each child candy, a stuffed toy, and a very nice children's book. To top it all off. the Gilmer County Volunteer Fire Department's Auxil- iary group was gracious and thought- ful enough to offer free hot chocolate in order to warm the bones of anyone who needed a cup.on that chilly evening. Possibly, with increased commu- mty support, next year's Third An- nual Fireman's Community Christ- mas Parade Will be even bigger and better. Announcing Spring Dance & Fitness Classes at Th00Stladg00 407 N. Lewis St. 462-8591/304-266-8424 Get Moving & Register Today! Classes Include: Creative Arts Made to Move Worship Dance Pre-Ballet Core Fusion for Adults Adult Classes begin January 5. Children's Classes begin January 19. a Classes begin at $18 per session. FRIENDS GOT TO REUNITE IN CHARLOTTE For many West Virginians during the Reagan Recession of the 1980s, they were compelled to leave the Mountain State and to find jobs down south. Thus, 1-77 became a "Hillbilly Highway" for many Mountaineers to find jobs down south. This trend continued in later years, as well. After the conclusion of the Car Care Bowl on last Sat., Dec. 27, however, Patrick " Corcoran (far right), a 2003 GSC graduate and now Charleston resident, seized the opportunity to hook up with Frank Bivens (far left, background), who had lived and grew up in Welch, where the pair attended school together and worked at The Welch Daily News as student employees. Frank's parents had owned and operated a fine local restaurant in downtown Welch, but in an area that has now been demolished and is being redeveloped by the community's vision plan. Frank now lives and works in the Charlotte area. The two old friends had much time over a meal to renew their friendship and to catch up on each other's .goals, ambitions, and activities. Also celebrating West Virginia University's win with them at a downtown Charlotte restaurant are their girl friends, Amy Jarman (left), and Morgan McKinney. 0000lmer 00.00400lestone: ! of 43 years, and his children, dand- children and great-grandchildren. Continued from page 1 an end to this burdensome expense to these utilities' rural customers in this two-county area of central West Vir- gima. He should have been named "Gilmer County's Citizen of the Year" for this one above-mentioned accom- plishment a feat that has saved countless Gilmer and Calhoun County individuals and businesses thousands of dollars over the years in telephone expenses. Yet. when people spoke of this honor for him. he would just laugh, saying that he didn't have 5 IIIIIIIIll CUT THIS AD OUTlllllllllll: enough friends in high places to merit it. *- CUNNINGHAM'S : Yes. he was an advocate for the common people, principally because KNIFE GUNSHOP : he worked for them in his day=tQ-Oay:, 6usiness dealings. If-a widow's I' i ....... , . (' nace went out on a cold night in | Phone 4162- Glenville,  5 winter, Buck was there on the spot, sometimes working during late or  early hours when he just wasfi't feel- Hours: ing well or even when his health was failing. Monday thru Friday To those many customers of his  over the years. Olen James "Buck" 6:00 p,m= to 10:00 p,m, o White will never be forgotten, but to O Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Sunday-When you catch me "You owe it to yourself to compare my prices" I Z !.- 0 I I mm=mmmmmmnmm.LflO (]V SIHJL/flOmmmmmmmumu the general public and area businesses C who benefited from his advocacy of "l lower phone charges, he's going to be r appreciated forever, even if he's not remembered God lkrbid! Nevertheless. we editors will al- l ways consider Buck as our "Citizen of the .Year" he definitely merited that distinction. Finally, our heartfelt editorial con- dolences go out to Rosa Hardan White. his kind and supportive wife M.EDICAL The complete obituary of Olen J. "Buck" White can be found on page 10. By DHC, Sr., Publisher-Editor Area Briefs continued .,.. City Council to meet continued .,. Continued from page 1 Under new business, the January 5 agenda calls for the Councilto take up the issue of the "professional consulting engineering services of Horner Brothers" and their proposed agreement for the sidewalk's removal and reinstallation. Also. the Council. upon the Mayor's recommendations, may appoint mem- bers to the proposed Municipal Planning Commission. This new body would be an official arm of City Government and would plan for the community's future development. At December's Council meeting, Mayor Bennett com- mented. "Some people criticize this type of body, but if they want the town changed, they should be willing not only to support this committee, but also to serve on it." In other business at December's meeting, 5th Ward Councilperson Lisa Smarr moved to renew the city's Street Levy and to change it from a three-year ldy to a five-year one. Also. the proposed levy would allow for the city to fund certain sidewalk improvements. The motion passed. Also, the Council went into a 10-minute executive session to discuss an overtime problem. Mlnnich Florist 11 North Lewis Street, Glenville % 2SOlo o,, All Christmas Items (Cash & Carry Only) 0050%_ Off "00recbus 00me.ts" (All sales final) Sales goes on through Sat., ,]an. 10 . ::= :. ):.":'-.. "i . .. ...... :. .... .-. HOUSE BBO!iiiii:0000" i LiVE BLUEGRASS 7PM=gPM WEONIEYFRIDAY*SATURDAY Everyone at Smoke House BBQ would like to wish you a Happy New Year! Owners, Michelle & Van Ramsey, would like to say, "Thank You," to the commu- nity for welcoming Smoke House BBQ to Glenville with all the overwhelming support that keeps us growing every day. We look forward to serving you. Moreover, if there is anything that we can do to make your dining experience more enjoyable, just let us know! Thank you from your neighborhood family restaurant. smoke House BBQ, Downtown Glenville, North Lewis Street near Main D.IRECTORY New Medicines To Treat Hundreds Of Diseases (NAPSA)-Many patients have al- ready been helped by biotech medi- cines and vaccines approved for a wide variety of conditions. But with hundreds of new biotech medicines and vaccines now in the pipeline. millions more Americans may have new hope of living longer, healthier lives. According to a new survey of biotech medicines and vaccines now in development just released by the Pharmaceutical Research and Manu- facturers of America (PhRMA), there are now 633 biotech medicines in the late stages of development to help treat more than 100 diseases. These include 254 new biotech medicines for cancer, 162 for infectious disease. 59 for autoimmune disease and 34 for HIV/AIDS and related conditions. These new biotechnology-based medicines are either in human clini- cal trials or under review of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Biotech medicines provide new ways to both understand disease and new weapons to fight with. Biotechnology medicines already approved by the FDA include treat- ments to help prevent heart attack. stroke, multiple sclerosis, leukemia, hepatitis, rheumatoid arthritis, breast cancer, diabetes, congestive heart fail- ure. lymphoma, kidney cancer, cystic fibrosis and other diseases. These medicines rely on cutting- edge technologies and may take as many as a dozen years and cost nearly $1 billion to research and develop. The 633 biotechnologies now in the late stages of development prom- ise to push the frontiers of science and bring more and better treatments to patients. To learn more about the 633 b/o- technology medicines now in late stages of development, visit www. PhRMA. org. For information on biotechnology and how medicines are developed. visit Finally, if you or someone you know is unin- sured and needs help paying for a prescription medicine, visit the Part- nership for Prescription Assistance (PPA), sponsored by America' s phar- maceutical research companies, at (1-888-4PPA- NOW) for information on more than 475 patient assistance programs that provide free or nearly free medicines. Nationwide. five million patients have been helped by the program. MINNIE HAMILTON HEALTH SYSTEM 809 Mineral Road, Glenville, WV 26351 NEW HOURS: M-F 7:30-6 p.m.. Sat 7:30-5 p.m. 304-462-7322 FAMILY DOCTOR Little Kanawha Family Medicine Dr. Hilary Miller, D,O., M.P.H. For appointments, please call 462-7460 HOSPITALS Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital 230 Hospital Plaza Weston 269-8000 OPTOMETRY (EYE) Dr. Mark C/nail/ College and Howard Streets ,Glenville 462-5366 5;PONSOR SPOI'LIGH'F PHYSICAL THERAPY Gassaway Glenville Physical Therapy Specialists, Inc. GSC Physical Education Bldg. Kevin Boring, MPT Minnie Hamilton Hea|th 5gstem, 809 Mineral Road Suite One Glenville, WV 26351 Monday - Friday 7:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Saturday 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. LITTLEKANAwHAFAMILYMEDIOINE We need new Dr. Hilary Miller, D.O., M.P.H. Board Certified in Family Medicine I/stings for this Office hours: Monday 9 a.m, - 6 p.m. Tues. - Wed. 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Thurs. 8 a.m. - special section, -'I 5 p.m. Vri. 8 a.m.- 2 p.m. call 462-7309 A New Era o/Caring "1 / For appointments, please call 462-7460 ' Grantsville Operations Dental Office Glenville Office -,?i'-?// 604 West Main Street, Glenville, WV 26351 Glenville 462-8933 354-9244 354-6144 462-7322 "---t