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Page 6 -- The Glenviile Democrat/Pathfinder Thursday, Jan. 15, 2004 Cozy up on cold winter nights with I Installed Store Hours: 8-5 Mon.-Fri. • 8-3 Sat.- Phone: 462-5631 315 W. Main St. - 462-5631 Calhoun Banks to construct new bank in Glenville cont'd ... Continued from page 1 its branches along the historic Little Relative to making the major in- Kanawha River Valley's communi- vestment in this county, CEO Jim tiesofGrantsville, Elizabeth and Glen- Bennett confirms, "Glenville and ville, with an additional spur unit in Gilmer County have been our bank- Amoldsburg. Founded in 1900, it is ing system's growth areas. Since open- perhaps the oldest independent bank- ing the Glenville branch, ourdeposits ing operation still in existence in the here have doubled and the loans have central Mountain State. The bank increased from about $1.8 million to servesthecountiesofCalhoun, Gilmer overS13 million, and Wirt. Its total assets currently Concurring, Branch Manager Fitz- exceed $86 million. water reveals, "We (the officers, di- Its top officers are President Glenn rectors and manager) have been talk- Fowler and Chief Executive Officer ing about building a new facility for Jim Bennett, while its board members two years, so since we're growing so areasfollows:FrancisCain, VierHall, rapidly here now, we want to get Richard Morris, Sue McCoy and Larry ahead with these plans. With all of the Chapman. economic exoansioninGilmerCounty Mr. Chapman, a Iongtime Gilmer now days, it's hard not to push for- County Commissioner, Glenvinebusi- ward with our construction plans and nessman and farmer, is theonly Gilmer to fulfill our vision of working in a resident on the Grantsville-headquar- first-class banking facility here." tered bank's board of directors. Of the In two-to-three months, the bank's new bank for Glenville, he expresses CEO Bennett and the directors are elation, "This is a major investment in looking forward to having a ground- this community, and I've been a sup- breaking, and, then, a Grand Opening porter of this effort. I'm proud of Cal- toward the first of next year. Explain- houn Banks and its eagerness to serve ing, Fitzwater outlines, "For the next us Gilmer Countians with good, old- two months, we'll be taking care of fashioned personal service, using all the FDIC (Federal l)eposit Insurance of the modem banking technologies. Corporation's) requirements, making The branch's growth in this past year theproperfilingsforalocationchange has been particularly great," and answering any questions they may Echoing Mr. Chapman's sentiments, have. It's a long process, and what the Branch Manager Bruce Fitzwater, a general public doesn't realize is that Gilmer native, remarks in conclusion, we just can't go out and build a new "This new bank will show our perma- bank without meeting the FDIC's cri- nency here and commitment to Gilmer teria." County as an independent, local bank Calhoun Banks is a regional bank- which prides itself on great personal ing corporation which generally has service." Filing for office in Gilmer cont'd ... Continued from page 1 • Samuel (Sam) Cutlip; Democrat; filed for elective offices and have $349.25 filing fee paid the commensurate filing fees in • Charles (Dave) Hess; Democrat; Gilmer County: $349.25 filing fee Circuit Clerk (six-year term) • Mickey E. Metz; Democrat; • LaneSmith; Democrat; $396 fil- $349.25 filing fee ing fee • Brett Treat; Democrat; $349.25 County Commission (Glenville Dis- filing fee trict) (six-year term) Magistrate (four-year term) • Larry B. Chapman; Democrat; • R.W. Minigh; Democrat; $336.25 $203.50 filing fee filing fee • Tom Ratliff; Democrat; $203.50 • Carol Reed Wolfe; Democrat; filing fee $336.25 filing fee County Clerk 0tix-year term) Assessor (four-year term) • Beverly Marks; Democrat; $396 • Gary Wolfe; Democrat; $349.25 filing fee filing fee Prosecuting Attorney (four-year Every Gilmer County candidate term) filed thus far is registered with the • Gerry Hough; Democrat; $418 Democratic Party. filing fee Again, the deadline to file is Sat., Sheriff (four-year term) Jan. 31, 2004. 000 Commission deals with problems ... Continued from Page 1 Continued from Page 1 request, awarded a truck repair job estimated at $942 to Mid-State of sor It is the taxpayer's responsibility Glenville, and wrote off $221.48 in bad debts, to provide evidence of error to the They, also, had a discussion about a telemetry problem with respect to the commission. federal prison's water service. With the current Homeland Security Classificationand/ortaxabilityare Department's "Orange Alert" status, GM Lawson explains that it's a very not to be included in these reviews. time-consuming and laborious process for the PSD's people to get into the Appointments must be made to prison in order to inspect and fix the problem. She wants Dunn Engineering. meet with the Commission regard- the water system's designer and construction engineer, to visit the site and ing any of these matters. To make an determine who is at fault for the problem, appointment, call Beverly Marks, In another lengthy discussion, the board members heard out Mr. Darren County Clerk, at 462-7641. Felt, a representative of the Gilmer Watershed Coalition, about his Budget Request organization's position on how future flooding can be reduced. They agreed Sherry Ratliff, a Sheriffs Depart- to meet again to continue the hour-long, give-and-take discussion, ment employee, spoke with corn- The board set its next meeting for Mon., Feb. 9. missioners on behalf of the SherifFs Department to request that monies King Book Drive to benefit area's be budgeted for a new tax bookkeep- ing system, as well as a new server youngsters, says Americorps (or the office's computer network. Gilmer County's elementary and pre-school students lack an adequate and The system has not been replaced comprehensive supply of children's books, according to the two Americorps since 1997, and the new system pro- workers at Community Resources, Inc. in Gienville. posed will streamline operations in "To remedy this situation, we're mounting a Book Drive for new or gently that department. This project will used children's books," explains Americorps' spokesperson Sandra Harding. most likely be put up for bid and The drive, which takes place between January 19 and March 19, is advertised publicly. dedicated to the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the King Holiday. Gilmer County Fire The famous ciyil rights leader was an avid reader-- a model for youngsters Station progress who are seeking to learn. "It's just a shame that our Gilmer County students Mark Cvecho, Quality Control from pre-schooi up to sixth grade don't have enough good children's books in manager with R.D. Zande & Associ- all°f°urelementarysch°°ls'"addsMs'Harding'wh°isheadinguptheKing ates, appeared before the commis- Holiday Book Drive with CRrs other Americorps' worker, Sandra Hess. sion to report on the status of the Books can be dropped off at the CRI Building at 205 South Lewis Street building shellconstructedatanearly in Glenville, in addition to numerous other places around the county. Or, date, and to review the newly drawn arrangements can be made to pick them up by calling either 462-8698 or 462- plans for the proposed Giimer 8435. Additionally, monetary contributions by way of checks, which cannot County Volunteer Fire Department be accepted by Americorps itself, can be made out and dropped off at the Station. "Towne B ookstore°' at the comer of East Main and Court Streets in Glenville. It was ascertained and documented Ms. Hardi ng and Ms. Hess can, then, choose children's books to be purchased that the existing building footers were there, not adequate in strength or size to "We hope to make this Book Drive a huge success," Sandra Hess stresses, accommodate the proposed build- ing, according to Mr. Cvecho. How- Historical Society to meet on Jan. 22 ever, much of the building material, At 6:30 p.m. on next Thurs., Jan. 22, the Gilmer County Historical Society purchased prior to contracting the will hold an important meeting at the Society's Annex behind the Holt House Zande architect and engineering Museum. firm, is usable, the Zande represen- President Hunter Armentrout made the announcement, emphasizing that tatives have determined. club events will be planned for the upcoming year. Open to the general public, The proposed building plan will the meetings normally divulge many interesting aspects of the county's rich include 11,000 square feet, covering historical heritage. ~:, , , ~ ..... : ..... two floors. The plans for a com- The Society's genealogical library historic house museum are closed pleted building and parking lot cur- on Saturdays during the winter months, but are open five days a week, rently estimate a cost in the neigh- according to the Society. borhood of half-a-million dollars. Located in the Society's Holt House Museum at 302 East Main Street in It has been debated that the project Glenville, its public hours are Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.-1 p.m., except on holidays, will progress in stages as money is Acting Curator Margaret Moss covers most of the days each week, but available. County Commissioners re- Frances Myers Schmetzer and/or Agnes Hullman cover for Margaret on quested a complete plan be drawn up Wednesdays in order to give her some time off. in order to facilitate a series of fund- The general public is welcome to visit the Society, tour its Holt House ing requests from the state. Museum, use the library's historical or genealogical information and attend Gilmer County Dam Petitions the Society's upcoming ,Jail. 22 meeting. A brief discussion was also under- The Society got a big boost by being awarded a $200,000 grant to restore taken regarding the circulation of the Holt House to its early 20th century beauty. It was the homeplace of twopetitionsconcemingdambuild- current U. S. Congressman Alan Mollohan's mother, Helen Holt Mollohan, ing in Gilmer County. who recently celebrated her 90th birthday. Her memories of the house will be The two factions, circulating the helpful to the architect in renovating and preserving the historic structure, petitions, support two very different ideas in flood control through the use • of dams. Many citizens are in favor of build- ing a large dam in Sand Fork, while the, Gilmer Watershed Coalition is trying to educate the public about building many small "dry dams" throughout the county. Harlow Resignation A letter of resignation was received from Stacy I-iarlow, who had served on the Gilmer County Parks and Rec- reation Center Board. The letter stated that "additional responsibilities at [Harlow' s] church and increasing fam- ily demands" were the motivation be- hind her resignation. Gilmer's Prospects Discussed At :~ p.m., an impromptu request (or an appearance was honored for Bruce Hathaway, a Glenviile resident. Hathaway' s letter to the editors of this newspaper, titled "Many Gilmer County Improvements Can Be Made NOW," was the topic of discussion. Joining the discussion were Jim James and Ron Mumma, two area citizen watchdogs. Hathaway's letter was written in response to an anonymous publication regarding Gilmer County's deficien- cies as a desirable relocation area for Federal Bureau of Prisons employees; this laundry list of negative realities facing Gilmer County was read by Commissioners at the last County Commission meeting. Among the main concerns of Hathaway was the lack of follow-up by the Community Initiative or Eco- nomic Development Summit, a group brought together to form several com- mittees to plan community improve- ments. Citing improvements such as the Gilmer County Welcome signs, Hathaway asserts in his letter that this was brought into being by a band of citizens independent of committees or organized groups. Hathaway implores the commission to take a more hands- on approach to "reformatting the vol- unteer groups into action." Hathaway goes on: "We can pick one project at a time to work toward and eventually the county will be a better place to live." The next Gilmer County Commis- sion meeting will be at 1 p.m. on .Thurs., Jan. 22. Need papers? If you need extra papers, this local newspaper office has a limited num- ber for recycling. They're free. UN[ han to by | SpoJ V~ Bas] Sun atth "~"In -inc .o,..Je of I Wir L the per[ N gan sho~ had adc stea "] qua Shu teal S tior ing per eac me J ant of l / int asc int~ ev~ ( Bil Ch tW( t the on o C fi 2 O tl 41, I, I I Iiii - £ n h Kidney Stones: Avoiding the Pain the Second Tirpe Around (NAPSA)-Preventionplaysalead- "I've passed four stones in seven According to Dr. Glenn D. seaand vomiting. Although kidney "To prevent recurrence, studies the shock wave therapy I had years ing role in the management ofkidney years, including one while I was Preminger, professor of urologic stones do not usually cause perma- have found that a potassium citrate ago, but I'm stillsuffering from this stones. Each year, almost a million pregnant," she said. surgery at the Duke Universitynentdamage, a blockage could lead treatment, such as Urocit(r)-K, ad- condition, despite changing my Americans are treated fox kidney Pain is usually thefirst symptom, Medical Center and director of the to infection, ministered following a kidney stone diet." stones. For many of these unlucky although diagnosis usually involves Duke Comprehensive Kidney Stone LikeLisa, patients frequently suf- experience is highly effective," said Dr. Preminger suggests patients people, this is not their first experi- urine and blood tests, X-rays and Center in Durham, N.C., a large fer multiple stone episodes that Dr. Preminger. "Potassium citrate like Rodriguez ask their doctor fo, ence with passing a stone. Theprob- sound waves. Once the stone isstone can block the flow of urine, could be prevented with combine- picks up where shockwave therapy information about diagnostic tests lem comes when crystalized chemi, found, the majority of them will causing pressure to build through- tion therapy, leaves off, by restoring the natural and treatments to prevent the pain cals from the urine form a mass in the pass natucally within three to six out the system, including in the kid-" Diet is part of the treatment. Not chemicals that block the formation from returning. kidney, then try to follow the path of weeks, but some stones require out- neys. "Increased pressure results in enough fluids and too much protein, of stones. It reduces the tendency of "Once you've lived through it, urine through the system, side help including surgery or ex- stretching and irritation, which salt and oxalate (found in spinach, calcium oxalate and uric acid to you don't want to live through it The experience is painful-excru- tracorporealshockwavelithotripsy, causes the pain," he said. nuts, and strawberries) can lead to form stones and minimizes the again," Rodriguez said. Moreinfor, ciatingly painful-to the point that Both treatments work to break up Beyond the acute pain in the ab- the formation of additional stones, chance of recurrence by more than mation can be found at http:H most people want to do all that is the stone or to facilitate passage. domen that often shifts to the groin, Lisa changed her diet, but with diet 85 percent." www.missionpharmacal, com/ necessary to avoid repeat stones. Medical follow-up is important to other symptoms can include blood changes alone, many of those who Rodriguez wishes she was treated urocitk/and by asking a urologist Lisa Rodriguez knows first hand. prevent reoccurrence, in the urine, fever, weakness, nau- pass stones still form new ones. for recurrence. "I'm still paying for about treatment options, such as Urocit-K. ORTHODONTISTS Dr. Michael Bunner 17 Garton Plaza Weston • 269-7985 PHYSICAL THERAPY 51enville Orthopedic & Sports Physical Therapy GSC Physical Education Bldg. Glenville • 462-8933 GSC Physical Education Bldg. Glenville • 462-8933 -- .. __ _ ARE UIVISlON OF MINNIE HAMILTON HEALTH CARE CENTER 809 Mineral Road.Glenville, WV.26351 462-7322 AND FIND HOW TO OBTAIN GOOD HEALTH; 20 E. Main St. Glenville ° 462-8612 Check out our ad in the paper for this week's office hours. 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