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Page 8 -- The Glenville Democrat/Pathfinder -- Thursday, Jan. 15, 2004 I I I I I II II GeraldineMarks 462-7477 III I III ii iii iii ,d I I I . Pat's Pat Ridpath, Burnsville 853-2401 III Paul Crutchfield honored Citizen of the Year in Bumsville is Paul Crutchfield. I think that is a very good choice. Paul is seen out and about doing many things that make Burnsville a cleaner, safer place to live, like picking up bits of garbage or cleaning out an overfilled ditch or plowing and salting icy or snowy roads and sidewalks. He helped place the beautiful flags and decorations at Christmas. Congratulations, Paul!! Chief Harold Marks and cooks in the Coronado Navy Mess Hall at the We were without electricity for sev- Coronado Island Navy Base in San Diego, CA, around 1944. eral hours due to a mud slides that Local businessman passes took out 15 electric poles on Route 5 just outside of Bumsville toward Glen- ville. Traffic to Glenville had to be Recently, Crooked Fork has lost we visited Coronado Island and rerouted through Copen or Weston two more former residents, Helen crossed the very long Coronado for aboutthreedays. The ground has Moore White's obituary was in the Bridge. I was in McDonald's in Glen- been so soggy and there was drilling Jan. 1 Democrat. Helen lived on villeandDennyPoundssaidhewasin being done up on the hill, both of Counts Ridge of Crooked Fork in the San Diego when the Coronado Bridge which probably contributed to the early 1930s. She was a very special was being constructed. I think he said slide. As they worked, more slides reader of mine. She lived in Ohio. it was built in 1965. Grandson Rich- occurred. It was very cold. I applaud Ralph's oldest brother, Harold ard was fascinated by the bridge. He the workers who had to struggle with Marks, died in Pasadena, TX, on Dec. said the part of the bridge that is over disaster and weather, but who restored 19. He was born and grew up on the bay was made from material that our electricity in such a compare- Crooked Fork. Harold and his wife, would float in case of a catastrophe, tively short time. Bobble, were also special readers of and ships could still sail through the I have been working a lot ofevening mine. At the present time, my column bay. shifts at Sharpe Hospital, so was not seems to have a home on the Society Thanks forBrian Norman's address, getting the exercise I like to get. I Page. For a long time my readers had I plan to write to him. His unit recently began going to the weight room dur- to hunt for my column. Bobble said was attacked. Thankfully he was able ing my break, having the switchboard Harold always read the paper first and to call home and let his family know route my calls there, and I exercise on it made her day when Harold failed to he was safe. We are all praying for our the elliptical Pacer, which I love, or find my column and she found it. servicemen. Brian's parent are Dale ride the bicycle. There is a TV there, According to my information, and ShielaN'orman. so I watch a cartoon (like Archie Harold entered the Navy on Sept. 5, Lena Barton has had the flu and is Bunker or something) to fill the time 1936. He took his training at the US recuperating at Frank and Carolyn andtry to go at least 45 minutes, butI Naval Training Station at Norfolk, Miller's near Rosedale. Lenalived in have not yet put the resistance up very VA. He became a chief in 1942 and Rosedale for a long time so "kind of" far on either piece, of equipment to retired in 1956. feels at home there, make it tougher. The last time I was The first ship Harold was stationed I was sorry to hear of the death of there, Earl Heater who works with on was the cruiser USS Kane. He then Bob Arnold. He sure was a nice guy. me, came in to do some exercising. was transferred to the USS Nashville. The family has my deepest sympathy. Besides the bicycle, he did some of Harold rode a tug boat from NY to San Bob owned the newspaper when I theweightpresses. Althoughitlooked Diegotosailonthe"QueenoftheFlat first started writing in 1988. If he hardtodo, IthoughtIwouldjusttryit Tops," the USS Lexington. needed to, he could do the newspaper (AFTER he left). Goodness, I could The Lexington had pulled out to sea without the help of an editor, but pre- not move one of those handles at all, two days before Pearl Harbor was ferred to do other things and have an not even one tenth of an inch!! I am in bombed, but the Japanese reported it editor. Bob always had lovely flowers awe of Earl!! astsunk. Several other times they re- in his yard. Bob's aunt Oneta was the Shalee (Leggett) Wilson and her ported sinking the Lexington, but on sponsor of my class the two Rosedal children and the rest of the family May 8, 1942, the Lexington was on eyears and the two 1945-46 were very happy to have her husband, fire and burning from end to end. All Normantown years. We kind of Rick, home from Iraq for a couple of the men they could get to were taken " adopted her as our second Morn. I weeks. I know it must have been very off of the ship and it was sunk by think she was also kind of Bob's sec- difficult to see him leave to go back friendly fire. end Morn, too. Ha,mid was later stationed ~ tl~'~ ,~ aircraft carrier, the Ahamahara. Hc i ~Cole,. once t~mc -retired in 1956 and he and his wife, know any of the people I wrote about Bobble, settled in Pasadena, TX. He but she enjoyed reading my column then worked and retired from another anyway. Betty's son, Carless and our job. son, Mike, attended WVU at the same When Harold was stationed on the time. Carless became a soil scientist there. Rick, we will be praying for you. Your name is on the roster at Sharpe Hospital Chapel. Beulah (Conrad) Ford of Middletown, Ohio, lost her husband, Harold, on December 5. Beulah graduated from Burnsville High School in 1948. Our deepest sympa- thy and prayers are with you, Beulah. Helen Wine was in the hospital recently and continues to need our prayers. She told me that while she was watching the life-saving blood drip from the bag by her bed, she thought of someone out there who gave his/her blood to save her life. Actually more than one person had done this, as she had several units of blood. Watching this blood made her think of how Jesus shed His blood for her to save her soul. She was very grateful for both and tearfully shared her experience. Rupert Frame sent me a photocopy Of the story that ap- peared in the March 1991 issue of the Washington Post about Danny Heater, who made basketball history in Burnsville in 1960. The article is bittersweet. They picked the saddest- looking part of town and called it 'Main Street' and said our beautiful Little Kanawha was the color of a dirty nickel. They emphasized the poverty, not realizing the richness of life here in even the poorest of fami- lies. They said Laura Belle Crutchfield was 'old now and quite beautiful and still talks wi~ precise, wondrous ar- tic-u-lation.' Why didn't they leave out the. "old" part? They told about Danny being a shy teenager and how he is a great father and employee, one who has lived his life 'with grace, for all its pain. For all its triumph too.' Yes, it is a bittersweet story. I am proud of Da, nny, of John Stalnaker, of Laura Belle Crutchfield, of Burnsville and its people. With all its problems, it is still a w~nderful place to live. (If only we had:a grocery store! !) Any- way, thank you so much, Rupert for sending the article. When I get a computer, I will in- clude some history that David Parmer sent me. Thank you, David. Maranatha ! Happy New Year! Coronado Island, there was no bridge and Bobble hired a water taxi to take her across the bay to visit Harold. Last Fall when I visited grandson Richard in Lakeview, near San Diego, Baby Closet The local Americorps workers at CRI in Glenville are making new- born baby packages to cheer up the new mothers in this county. So, they are now acceptinginfant gifts. For details, call either Sandra Harding or Sandra Hess at 462-8698. ]NTERSECTION OF MINERAL ROAD AND SYCAMORE ROADS, GLENVILLE. and Mike became a soil conservation- With the Devotional, "The Calen- ist. Betty's daughter, Connie, is the dar of 2004" read by V-pres Caroline Troy School Principal and daughter Cusick, Pres. Dessie Wolfe called the Marina works there as a teacher's aide. first meeting of the new year of Kanawha Drive CEOS to order. Thir- teen members answered roll call by stating their wish for the new year. Good health for me and peace for the world was the leading wish. Sec. Reva be treated by changing the diet, in- creasing exercise, taking pills or insu- lin injections, or using a combination of these ways. Diabetes can be con- trolled, but it doesn't go away, and it can't be cured. See your doctor! Sadie gave handouts: Diabetes reci- pes, 20 Steps to Safe Exercise and Excercise and Type 2 Diabetes, and The WiUiamsons announce birth of Aydan Andrew and Trove Wiiliamson, formerly of Glenville, would like to announce the birth of their first son, Aydan Bryant Wiiliamson. Aydan was born on October 11, 2003, at St. John's Lutheran Hospital in Libby, Montana, where the family now resides. Aydan weighed 8 lbs. 13 oz. and was 22" long. Aydan's paternal grand- parents are Clarence and Dottle Williamson of Glenville, and pater- nal great-grandmother, Delphia Phares, of Cedarville, Maternal grandparents are Nelson and Jenny Bland of Libby, MT and maternal grandmothers are Georgia Stump, of Grantsville and Liilian Bland, of Mt. Zion. Uncles are Christopher Williamson, of Daytona Beach, FL, and Ward Bland of Libby, MT. Bennett announced that she had per- an Eye-Q Test about diabetic eye dis- fect attendance for 2003 and eight ease. A good lesson members missed only one meeting. Hostesses Reva Bennett andMabel There are no January birthdays. Carol Talbott sewed tasty refreshments amid Wolfe won the door prize, snowmen. Reva made each member a Sadie Kelblereported on theCounty beautiful pineapple pattern crocheted Council: Craft Day and Soup lun- doily while Mabel gave eachone pint cheon on 3/5; a representative from each club is needed for each county activity; 7/23 is International Student Day; 1/23 is the Groundhog Hoe- down. Monique Call requests items for the Silent Auction. Sadie Kelble was also lesson leader for "Just a Little Sugar: Diabetes and You," an update of the diabetes lesson of last year. Diabetes occurs when the body cannot use fuel properly. It may of delicious peach preserves. Those in attendance were: Reva Bennett, Monique !Call, Caroline Cusick, Madeline Davidson, Betty Ellyson, Rosa Belle Gainer, Sadie Kelble, Brenda McCartney, Maxine Smith, Marito Stalnaker, Terri Stalnaker, Mabel Talbott and Carol Wolfe. Submited by Caroline Cusick and Maxine Smith piilllilllilili l lillllnlil I ilillimI L I I i I I ! 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