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Thursday, January 1, 2009 -- The Glenville Democrat/Pathfinder -- Page 9 BIG BUCK BAGGED:This nice ten-point was killed by 12-year-old Luke Beall, of Glenville, on his family's Sycamore farm the last afternoon of muzzleloader season. Its gross B&C score was 136.5. Gluacoma, and Treatments Glaucoma is the second leading cause of blindness in the world, ac- cording to the World Health Organi- zation. Although mostly found in adults, in rare cases, it can also strike children and teenagers. Please find information below about A.J. DeGeorge, age 27, who has been re- ceiving glaucoma treatment since his diagnosis at age 13, He exhibited no signs or symptoms of the disease and his condition was only discovered through a routine eye exam. There is no cure for glaucoma and unfortunately, once sight is lost to the disease, it cannot be restored. The good news is that if glaucoma is diagnosed and treated early, the damaging effects can be diminished. 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'=" .'2-"    m""  : .........i. i! i] ii i=-i  KAREN HART New Hospice Care Volunteer Hospice Care Corporation, serving Braxton. Cal- houn and Gilmer Counties, is proud to announce the addition to their Volunteer family of "Helping Hands and Caring Hearts." Shock resident. Keran Hart has been trained as a Hospice Care patient companion. As a patient companion. Keran will share her time with a patient diagnosed with a life-limiting illness, as well as their family, providing friendship and support. Serving as a Hospice Care Volunteer is not a new role to Keran, but she chose to expand her role and share ore of her time in a different capacity. Keran has been a member of the Rosedale Burden Bear Group that constructs homemade teddy bears and miniature quilts to give to patients and families that may be facing challenges in their life. The Burden Bear Group continually supplies Hospice Care with these specially made bears for their patients. Volunteer opportunities abound within Hospice Care. Volunteers don't have to have a specific talent or specialized education to offer their services to patients. The only requirement for people considering becom- ing a volunteer is to want to make a difference in the life HOSPICE CARECHRISTMAS ATUNITED BANK of another. Volunteers can work directly with patients, as a companion or by providing assistance in an indirect role through our office. Thrift Shops, Speakers Bureau, mainte- nance or any other capacity imaginable. A volunteer appreciation Christmas tree is on display in the United Bank Lobby, Main Street. Glenville. Please visit the display for more detailed information on volunteer opportum- ties, or contact Julie Beckner at 304-853-2279 (office) or 304- 517-8868 (cell) for Hospice Care volunteer information or to schedule a presentation for your church, club or ClVm organi- zation. We invite you to become part of our family of"Helping Hands and Caring Hearts." WVU reminds students, parents of affordable payment options for spring semester As spring tuition bills arrive, West Virginia University officials remind students and their families of pay- ment options that can help to ease the strain on their wallets. The TuitionPay Plan allows stu- dents to split their tuition and/or hous- ing expenses into four separate pay- ments. "Educational costs are much easier to manage when installments can be made instead of making a large lump- sum payment at the beginning of the term." said Brandon Twigg, manager of student accounts. The TuitionPay Plan is interest- free and has no financecharges. The only cost is a $35 application fee due at the time of enrollment. To enroll, students can visit the TuitionPay Web site (www.tuitionpay.com/wvu) or call toll-free 1-800-635-0120. The Office of Student Accounts also offers a 60/40 installment plan for families who would rather make two payments. With this plan. 60 percent of the total balance is paid prior to the first day of the term. The remaining 40 percent is deferred un- til the end of the sixth week of the term. There are no interest or finance charges with the 60/40 plan and no sign-up fees. Students are automatically enrolled in the 60/40 plan if they pay 60 percent of their total balance - after financial aid. waiver and scholarships have been applied- prior to the first day of classes. For students requesting a paper bill through the STAR information sys- tem, the 60 percent is already calcu- ROSHELLS ANTIQUES00 If LAYAWAY$ AVAILABLE  ll I':  145 MAIN AVE. WESTON I1 J OPEN MON-SAT 9-5, SUN 1-5 P.M. J I I Bring in this ad for 10% off! Ii k,,_ ....... 30 4-._2 6__9 -2 8__7 7 . _ _ J lated as the "minimum amount due." An updated bill with the remaining amount due is sent at a later date. For more information, visit the Of- rice of Student Accounts Web site (https://finance.wvu.edu/osa) orcall 304-293-4006. Around The Kitch en : Table Ger aldia e M ar ks 462-7477 EUGENE ALLEN, CARL CONRAD, LUANNE CONRAD, HAROLD ALLEN, GERALDINE MARKS, AND CAREN WHITE. Christmas Activities Give Way to 2009 This picture of my two brothers, Eugene and Harold, my sister, Caren, and cousins, Carl and Luanne, was taken at my 80th birthday party. The Conrad and Allen families often vis- ited when we were growing up. I was happy that they helped me celebrate my birthday. The lovely cake was made by Donna Moore, of Normantown. Cousins Luanne and Carl had been vacationing at their Gilmer County cabin and visiting family and friends. Later that week, they cut their vaca- tion short, because Luanne wasn't feeling very good; they returned home to Elyria, OH. Luanne spent a few days in the hospital, but she is fine now. She might have to have her 34- year-old artificial hip replaced. I received a Christmas Basket from the Oak Grove Baptist Church and one from the Rosedale Baptist Church. I want to thank both churches for their thoughtfulness. I now have a really nice supply of fruit and snacks. I ate Christmas dinner with daugh- ter, Marina, and family, and I was with the family when they opened their Christmas presents. Santa had left me some nice presents there. Great-grandson, Kraden Mitchell, enjoyed passing out the presents and openinghis presents. Grandson, Ben, has been working in .Kentucky, but he got to spend the holidays with his family. Getting the mail has been lots of fun. I have gotten cards,with pictures and messages, from so many people whom I haven't heard from for so long. I guess next year, I will hae to get in gear earlier and send cards. On Christmas Day, son, Tim, and wife, Debby, came oyer and brought me some nice Christmas presents and my lunch. We had a good visit, and they {ook their rabbit dogs hunting. They didn't find any rabbits. Todd and daughter, Regina, and Mike and daughter, Jo Ann, ate sup- per and spent Christmas evening with me. I got more nice presents; I guess Santa must have thought I had been good. ! got several good books, and I'm looking forward to reading them. All of my family plan to get together Sunday afternoon and evening. Most years, Christmas-week weather is too bad to travel. This year, we have been promised good weather. Son-in-law, Roger, brought me an . obituary of Betty Hardman Boggs. I think Betty must have been a grade or two behind me at Normantown. She lived in Ohio, but she was buried in Gilmer County. The family has my sympathy. Conings CEOS Hold Christmas Party Conings CEOS/Senior Satellite held their December meeting with Ann Nestor and Naomi Hingman. presiding. The discussion was about Holiday House, and Betty Ireland the (office) representative will speak on January 15. 2009 at our meeting, at the Senior Center. at 1:00. Anyone in community is invited to attend. A Christmas Party was held with exchange of gifts. Members wish to thank the Senior Center for the ham and their support through the years. The Importance Of A Radon-Resistant Home Greener Living=Healthier Indoor Air If you want to live a more sustain- able life and protect your family from cancer, you may want to learn more about one of the home's most danger- ous pollutants-radon. Radon is acan- cer-causing natural radioactive gas that you can't see, smell or taste. It's the leading cause of lung cancer among nonsmokers and claims about 20,000 lives every year. Although lung cancercan be treated. the survival rate is one of the lowest for those with cancer. Fortunately, many of the causes of lung cancer can be prevented-and this is especially true for radon. The Office of the Surgeon General has issued a health advisory warning Americans about the risk from breath- ing radon in indoor air. Americans are urged to test their homes to find out how much radon they might be breath- ing. Radon comes from the natural (ra dioactive) breakdown of uranium in 4 1/2 "Sumac Court, ct.  T':04_46:_4535  Sculptured Nails, Manicures, Pedicures by Shanna Smith The latest cut and color techniques by Kembelene Kemper Call now to make an appointment for your facial Pamper yourself, you deserve it ! Tanning packages available anytime (Hot New Bronzer Bulbs!!) soil, rock and water and gets into the air you breathe. Radon can be found all over the U.S. It can get into any type of building - homes, offices and schools - and can climb to high levels if it's trapped indoors. Per most Americans, the greatest exposure to radon is in their homes. whether those homes are old or new. Any home, any type, any location can have a radon problem. All homes need to be tested unless the building is a high-rise above the third floor. If your home has not been tested, now is a good time to take the test. This will help protect your family's health and it's easy to do. The Envbnmental Protection Agency (EP recommends homes be fixed if th, radon level is 4 pico- curies per liter of air (4pCi/L) or above. While testing can be easy and inex- pensive, millions of Americans still need to have their first_ home radon test to protect their family. You can test your home yourself or hire a professional. Reliable testing devices are available by phone or mail order and can be purchased in hardware and home improvement stores. Fixing a radon problem is easy too- and doesn't have to be costly. Radon reduction systems can lower radon to an acceptable level. Even very high levels can be reduced to a safer level. "It's inexpensive to build a new home with radon-resistant features. A better home will be both greeener for the planet and healthier for your fam- ily," said Fuad Reveiz. a member of the National Association of Home Builders. For help in identifying radon com- panies, call your state radon office or visit www.epa.gov/iaq/ whereyoulive, htmt. For" more information, call 1-800- SOS-RADON (1-800-767-7236) or visit www. epa.gov/radon. Cunningham's Welding Turner St., Glenville, WV 26351 (1304) 483-1509 Men.- Fri. Open 5 pm to 9 pm Sat. 8 am to 6 pm, Sun. Closed Custom Welding - Cast iron, Aluminum, Stainless, Hardfacing and ?ipe. I also do mobile Rig Welding, Tig, Mig, Flux Core, and Plasma Cutting