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The Glenville Pathfinder - Glenville, WV 26351 What should our 2015 New Year's become EDA members. This small this area's beautification, entertain- business platform would help all of ment and good deeds for businesses the county's businesses to move for- and individuals. ward! To the GSC Music Department, To Circuit Clerk Karen Elkin, please resolve in 2015 to be as con- County Clerk Jean Butcher, As- cert and community-minded as you sessor Gary Wolfe, Sheriff Larry werein2014.Yourmulti-departmen- Gerwig, Prosecutor Gerry Hough, tal concerts were not only techni- Magistrates CarolWolfe and Alton cally outstanding, but also very en- Skinner II, Administrator Cindy tertaining, lively and comforting. We Wilson and all of their assistants, editors might suggest that your vari- we commend you for your public ous bands and choral groups make a service in 2014 and wish you well in resolution to take turns in putting on 2015. We particularly hope that each public performances every Wednes- one of you will continue to work day evening during good weather at together in order to make Gilmer a the Town Square Park. In that way, better county, your fine musical talents can be en- To President Peter Barr, Board joyed by those folks too fearful to of Governors, and the Glenville attend performances at the Fine Arts State College community,resolve to Center. Kudos to Music Dept.Chair keep up your efforts not only to bring Lloyd Bone and his entire music new facilities to the institution (like faculty for jobs well done last year! the beautiful and useful WACO Cen- To Governor Earl Ray Tomblin, ter and Goodwin Residence Hall), you need to resolve to travel to all but also to bolster the academic pro- regions of the state, including Cen- grams being offered! Colleges are tral West Virginia and Gilmer rated by their academic worth, so the County. You're welcome here ! new WACO Center, a testimonial to To Mayor Dennis Fitzpatrick and the generosity of the local I.L. Mor- the Glenville City Council, make a ris family, is a giant leap forward, resolution to continue in 2015 the especially for the Land Resources successes you started in 2014, nota- & Surveying Division's programs, bly to rid the city of eyesore struc- college sports,future large academic tures, thereby working with other and entertainment events, along with civic leaders and organizations to improved healthcare, make Glenville a better place to live. To GSC ExternalV-PJim Spears Moreover, accolades to you for pull- and Academic V-P and Provost ing off the $3.2 million waterline John Peek, keep up the good work upgrade and replacement project so for the college in your own separate easily and without inconveniencing ways. Your duties are crucial to the residents too much. college's future academic and com- To U.S. Congressman David munity service advancement. The McKinley,please resolve to helpout Students' Community Service ini- our county and city's civic and politi- tiatives should be resolved to be con- cal leaders in moving our small, yet tinued, as they have added much to active county ahead. Any assistance WEST VIRGINIA NEWSPAPERS SUPPORT AND HONOR THE VETERANS' LEGACY PROJECT \ Gary King Gassaway, WV Marine Veteran Vietnana: 1968-1970 Service: 1967-1981 "They owned the night, and we owned the da . Each and every firefight that I was involved in with the enemy was at night, h actually took me a while to adapt to the darkness of the night time there." Sponsored by: m_J The .,lenvdle Democrat/Pathfinder eatl er Summary (;lcuville Seven Day Forecast I Attorney At Law 304.624.1100 "In Honor of those who have Sacrificed." GLENV JLLE S ,lT/~,l~, ,C O..LLEG.--~ A*~ I ATION Detailed ocal "orecast I~oeal :X' I.dcx The West Virginia Veterans' Legacy Project is an oral history, preserving the stories, artifacts, and photographs associated with West Virginia's veterans who have served from World War II to present. It is accessible atthe Glenville State College campus and via For more information Peak Fishing/llunting Times This Week IIII IIIII contact (304) 462-6163 or Jason.Gum@glenville,edu Political Ad Paid for by the Candidate. IIIII I Sun/Moon Chart This \, eek eather tlistor3 i Last XVeck ' Ahnanae & (;rmving I)egree l)ays Glenville resolutions be? from Washington for GSC or the business districts will be greatly ap- preciated. Lastly, kudos to you for getting the U. S. Post Office to re- start delivering our county's news- papers in a timely manner,once again in 2014! . To Superintendent of Schools Gabe Devono, resolve to work closely with Board President Bill Simmons (a most knowledgeable I Letter cont'd ... Continued from page 3 tizes the sparks that are all around the state and brings them together. Create West Virginia fosters a state- wide conversation among a broad range of creatives who need to be aware of each another. Over time, things are blossoming like in a garden. The seeds I planted in my early days of networking through this group have resulted in the harvest we call the Princeton Renaissance Project. An eight-person team from Princ- eton went to the conference this year. I was proud to share this experience with some wide-eyed visionaries. One couple is about to open a"paint your own pottery" business. In Glen- ville, we met a woman from Fairmont who told us about Joe & Throw, a successful business model nearly iden- tical to the couple's vision. It felt like the perfect connection. The city of Princeton recently hired a community development director. At Create, she met the mayor of Lewis- burg, a town that is an inspiration for many in our community. Also at the conference was Gary Bowling and Jody Queen of Gary Bowling's House of Art, which is moving to downtown Princeton. The conference was a great opportunity for us to bond and network as a unit. At last year's conference, I was excited to discover the Maker Lab, a collaborative space for builders and tinkerers. This was exactly the type of program I was searching for people in my community like the bass player in my band, Option 22, who is an engi- neer, and is on the robotics team at Bluefield State College. The wheels have been turning on my end ever since. One of the next steps here in Princ- eton is to introduce a center for inno- vation that will bring scientific minds together to explore, create and edu- cate. New River Community & Techni- cal College recently opened a loca- tion on our block, and a local non- profit for the sciences called Explorer! is looking for property downtown. The puzzle pieces are coalescing. The Glenville conference was my sixth Create conference, and I noticed a shift in myself. In previous years, I was seeking a resource, a tip, any- thing to help us achieve our goals. This year, I was able to offer insight and direction to others. Our story is now a model, and I am more than happy to share. If you've never attended a Create West Virginia Conference and you care about the future of your commu- nity, join us for the next edition. If you've been before, think about who you met there, the ideas that were sparked and what came of them. You may find, as I did, that a lot of progress can be traced to the breeding ground for creativity known as Create West Virginia. Lori McKinney, Princeton (Editor's Note: Ms. McKinney's article first appeared in the Charles- ton Daily Mail. She is a performing/ recording artist and cultural entrepre- neur who works at the multifaceted arts complex, The RiffRaff Arts Col- lective, in downtown Princeton,) 304-462-5631 cont'd ... educator of national repute), the other Board Members and the staff in seeking to move this state-con- trolled school district into compli- ance with the laws and sound educa- tional practices. Your goal to make the students the chief beneficiaries of your mission here is awesome. The new consolidated schools, both at Leading Creek and Gilmer Elemen- tary, can only work by listening to local input, being fair to our Gilmer teachers and getting the state laws changed to provide more equity in governance and hiring, especially at the two-county Leading Creek School. To FCI-Gilmer's administration and staff, resolve to keep up the prison's charitable works and inmate help programs to benefit this com- munity. Also, we're hopeful that in 2015, you'll initiate a public rela- tions program to inform the public of the many good deeds these employ- ees do for this county, all of which have heretofore not been known by the general public. Finally, and most importantly, to all Gilmer County volunteers for making happen the wide variety of festivals, parades, civic events, fund- raisers and other community im- provement activities over this past year, we editors highly commend you. But, please resolve to keep up your great efforts, because they are paying off in making our h0meplace a better place to live, work and to be entertained. To all of you avid -- near and distant -- readers of our Glenville newspapers, either The Democrat or The Pathfinder, we editors, too, hope that you will make good and attainable New Year's resolutions, and that they will especially bring you good health, fortune and luck in 2015. In addition while looking back at this immediate Christmas Past, Continued in column to the right II I I i The GlenvUle Democrat - Thursday, January 8, 2015 - Page 5 ~1 II II II II I1 ll II1 I1 I1 II II I1 II IIi I1 lI ll lII 1 I ' l Time is a valuable commodity, The first biblical mention of time is l found in Genesis 1:5, the report of separtion of light, from darkness, when God made the greater light to rule the day and the lesser light to l I ride the night. Genesis 8:22 also mentions the passing of time. Since I our time on earth has come and is passing, lets consider some purposes of time that God has given us. Ecc 3:1-2 says, "To everytghing there is a a season, and a time to every purpose under heaven. A time to be born, 1 John 3:1-5 talks about another birth, the spiritual hirth. We trove 1 little to do with our physical birth, but much to do with spiritual birth. 1 We arc commanded to "'Remember now thy creator in the days of our youth" (Ecc. 12: 1). Jesus was twelve yem's old when he was found by 1 his parents in the temple, asking the teacher,-s of the law questions and II answering them (Luke 2:41-50). Jesus is our example to follow (1 Pet 2:21). Some people refuse Christ's example and live in rebellion, while enjoying the pleasures of sin. They say 1 will obey at a later day; I am young and have plenty of time. Listen to the clock poem, 1 I I The clock of life is wound but once, and no nlan ha.s the power.I I To tell just when the hands will stop, at late or early hour, I I Now is the only time you own! Live, Love, toil with a will! I I Place no faith in tomorrow, for the hands may then be still, I I So go now you who say today or tomorrow we will go into such a city 1 I and continue there a year and buy and sell; and got gain. Whereas you I I now not what shall be tomorrow. For what is your life? It is even a vatx3r that appears for a little ti me and then vani shes away. (J ames4:13- I 14) Just remember time like life can never be recalled. I At the judginent how we will wish we could live life over again, but I I as the Japanese proverb: Spilled water never returns to the cup. Our life I time on earth can be wasted like water, spil led on the ground. You can' t control life's winds, but can set its sails, IThe eternal life that we are now living will he well lived if we take I I good care of each little period of time as it presents itself day after day. I I If we fail in doing this we fail in everything. (Ralph WaldoTrinel Our I time is the raw material out of which we make whatever we will. Poor Richard's Almanac said: Don't thou love life? Then do not squander I time, for that is the stuff life is made of. We should "redeem the .time I becattse the days are evil (Eph 5:116). i Glenville Church of Christ, 221 Powell St., GlenvUle WV 26351 Noel Roberts--Phone 304.462.8136 llll~lllllllllllllllllllllllllllIlllll[ may the Christ Child bring many New Year's sales. blessings to you in this year of 2015. Also, our annual business direc- Postscript, No. 1 tory, a "Welcome to Giimer Our Super Bowl Promo County" page,also has business list- This newspaper's humorous and ings and is printed in mid-January. useful "Super Bowl Special Section" This information is then fed onto our will be coming out the week of Super website. Sunday. Advertising -- Resolved: Try it, For our advertisers and potential you'll like it! ones, this is a good time to get yourConclusion names,addresses and phone numbers Be healthy, wealthy and safe in in the paper for jumpstarting your the New Year, kind folks! I %:;:;::~:%iiiiii:iiiiiiiiiili{'~:' ~ ~ .... ~ =,.~,=,~,::~:~:: Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Mostly SunnyMostly Sunny Partly Cloudy Mostly CloudyPartly Cloudy Partly Cloudy Mostly Sunny 19 / 13 28 / 13 33 / 24 41 ~ 22 43 / 25 42 / 21 39 / I 8 t/-2: Low, 3-5: M~xlerat, 6-7: HiglL 8-1,'}: VeQ' High. On average, hove nt(.lny hurricanes hit the U.S, coastline? e pogad aea,< aaJql ~,, Ja~o aALt ~laltnu!~'oaddv :TaXINII~ - A severe ice storm struck Athmta. The storm paralyzed the city, dosing ,~hools and buslaesses. Damage from the storm was estimaled at 2.5 million dollars. One to four inches of ice coated northern Georgia. leaving 300.000 without elcx:tricity for up to a week. ~ Severe cold gripped much of tile western United States. At Portland, Ore,, the Columbia River was frozen for two weeks, In Southern, California, temperatures dipped below freezing in some of the citrus growing areas. Today we will see mostly surrey skies with a high temperature of l~', humidity of 44%. The :~cord high teml)eratm'e for today is 75'> set in 1952, Epect mostly cloudy skies tonight with an overnight low of tYL The record low for tonight is P' set in 1940. Frklay, skies will be mostly sunny with a high temperature of 28'>, humidity of 54%. Skies will be imaly cloudy Friday t~ight with an overnight low of t 3*', Expect partly c|oudy skies Saturday with a high lempemture of 33L Skies wilt become mostly cloudy Sunday with a slight chance of snow. 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