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Page 16 --The Glenviile Democrat/Pathfmder -- Thursday, Jan, 15, 2004 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. American clergyman and civil rights leader With the opening of the Federal Correctional Institution-Gilmer near Glenville in February 2003 -- about one year ago, many of the facility's staff have moved into Giimer County and throughout all of Central West Virginia. In addition, Glen ville State College's many new faculty members and students are being seen around town. How have these newcomers been accepte41 in Gilmer County? Be assured that we Gilmer Countians continually greet them with, "Welcome. friends!" You folks from FCbGilmer and Glenville State College bring a wide range of racial, ethnic, national and religious backgrounds to Gilmer County daily, making a more interesting living, working and learning environment here. Most importantly, we editors invite you new folks to share your rich heritages and useful community involvement skills with us by joining our churches, clubs, school organizations, volunteer groups. Historical Society. Folk Festival Committee. etc. Additionally, we have here many active groups of eager civic volunteers who need your help, notably the City of Glenville, CounW Commission and the Gilmer County Economic Development Association for implementing their "Vision Plan" to revitalize downtown Glenville. Finally, other civic improvement initiatives need your assistance, namely the Gilmer County Recreation Center, the Litde Kanawha River Trail Planning Committee, the Famil ' Resource Network and Empower your drearr ,rou ft uca rt. WELCOMES ALL NEWCOMERS TO GILMER COUNTY WHERE THE WHOLE WORLD IS BEING OPENED UP TO YOU BY WAY OF GILMER COUNTY COMMISSION PRESIDENT its Community Showcase, and the Gilmer Watershed Committee. You're, ir~Jeed, fortunate to be living in Gilmer County. Be aware that one value of living in a small rural county, like G-~er, is that almost all residents are fair- and broad-minded. The bottom line is that we believe BROADBAND INTERNET ACCESS. in knowing and hLqping our neighbors no matter whether they are rich or poor, black or white, young or old, union or non-union, sick or well, or of American or foreign origin. Likewise, wherever in the United States and world there is discrimination and hatred because of race, gender, ethnic origins, religion, polities, etc., let that cease out of respect for the Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. (1939-1968) whose life was sacrificed on the altar of civil rights and social justice. Also, may the peace, harmony and social righteousness for all people that he hoped and worked for always exist and tim ve fight here at home -- in Gilmer County and Central West Virginia. In conclusion, this page's sponsors are progressive Gilmer County political leaders, business people, and church, civic and youth activists, who have publicly affirmed their love and good will toward all humankind. Consequently, we are trying in our own daily lives to make our neighborhoods the kind of model places, of which Dr. King "dreamed" over 40 years ago. And, like last year, we stress, "Welcome new families; you are among friends!" BRIAN & FIRST LADY TARA KENNEDY THIS TECHNOLOGY INITIATIVE, WHICH IS A "FIRST" FOR A SMALL, RURAL WEST VIRGINIA COUNTY, IS PROUDLY SPONSORED BY THE CENTER FOR APPALACHIAN NETWORK ACCESS (CANA) OF CARNEGIE MELLON UNIVERSITY IN PITTSBURGH IN PARTNERSHIP WITH GLENVILLE STATE COLLEGE. CANA IS HAPPY TO JOIN IN THE GROWTH OF THIS FINE COMMUNITY. JOHN V/H1TEHi LL, ARC & BF3~UM GRANTS ORIGINATOR , 412~1 ! 1 l GLENVILLE UNITED1 METHODIST MINISTRIES CATHOLIC CHURCH Mr. LtnERrrUNrreoMernomsrCHvscn, TANNEeUMC, TRINITY UMC & rnEW~susY-A~vcKus CenTER 701 MINERAL ROAD GLENVlLLE REV. MIKE FORD, MINISTER J GILMER COUNTY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION YOU'RE WELCOME HERE? COME GROW WITH US? ASSISTING IN THE SUCCESS OF GILMER COUNTY'S BUSINESSES ~ THE AREA'S ECONOMIC IMPROVEMENT THROUGH A1"rRACTING NEW FIRMS AND RETAINING THE OLD ONE.S JAMES R. F ,d.r EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR 304-462-8098 JACK ALSOP CIRCUIT COURT JUDGE HESS GILMER COUNTY COMMISSION RICHARD FACEMIRE CIRCUIT COURT JUDGE GILMER COUNTY COIVIlVH SION GLENVILLE ORTHOPEDIC & SPORTS PHYSICAL THERAPY PRO VIDING COMPREHENSIVE PHYSICAL THERAPY TO GLENVILLE AND SURROUNDING COMMUNITIES PE BUILDING AT GSC KEVIN BORING Fr, ATC WELCOME TO "-- GILMER COUNTY SCHOOL PRINCIPAL JOHN BENNETT, FACULTY, STUDENTS & STAFF NORMANTOWN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL THE NORMANTOWN SCHOOL BELIEVES THAT ALL OF AMERICA'S YOUTH CAN REALIZE "THE DREAM" OF DR. KING ~ IF THEY RECEIVE A QUALITY EDUCATION COUPLED WITH STABILITY IN THE HOME. SAND FORK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL PRINCIPAL JOHN WOLFF. TEACHERS~ STUDENTS, AND STAFF Students and Staff UNITED STATES POST OFFICE GLENVILLE ERIC GROSSA, POSTMASTER 201 E. MAIN STREET JOIN THE-- GLENVILLE ----- GILMER PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH OF GLENVlLLE REv. DAVID KRUM, MINISTER 304-462-7239 W -GILMER COUNTY EXTENSION OFFICE SrACI~Y M. HAWKINS, Vv'VU EXTENSION AGENT 462-7061 CHURCH OF GOD OF PROPHECY SAND FORK " 462-4278 PASTOR- BRYAN GROVES SVNOAr SCHOOL -- 10 A.M. MOP.WNG WORSItIp--. II A.u. P~rEa M~en,vc 7- Sv~., 6 e.~t ".Btau Srvor/Yovrs S~wcE-- WElx, 7 r.M. GILMER COUNTY FRN & THE COMMUNITY SHOWCASE w'WE WELCOME YOU TO OUR COMMUNITY.t" 115 EAST MAtN S~.~'r, Gt.zNvnam 462-7~5 GILMER COUNTY SUPERINTENDENT SUE WAGGONER & THE BOARD OF EDUCATION LENVILLE CHRISTIAN CHAPEL 205 COLLEGE STREET PASTOR---. JIM HUFF SERWCLS: 6 P.M., WED.; 10 A.M. & 6 P.M., SUN. COUNTY CLERK FOR GILMER COUNTY ST. MARK'S EPISCOPAL CHU] REv. TERESA WAYMAN, PASTOR 607 W. MAIN ST., GL rVILLE GILMER COUNTY REPUBLICAN VIEN ASSESSOR OF GILMER COUNTY FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF GLENVILLE 217 EAST MAIN ST. "GLENVILLE R. ROBERT NICHOLAS, PASTOR I NNY FISHER, YOUTH PASTOR WOMEN'S SERVING THE AREA FOR 87 YEARS GRACE OPPE, PRFk~IDENr COACH PAUL SHAFFNER ] THE COACHING STAFF &[ COACH CHAD HANKINSON GLENVILLE STATE ] THE COACHING STAFF & GLENVILLE COLLEGE FOOTBALL [ STATE COLLEGE PLAYERS PLAYERS ] GILMER COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY HUNTER ARMENTROUT, PRES. 302 E. MAIN ST., GLENVILLE GILMER COUNTY HISTORICAL! LANDMARKS COMMISSION '*WE SEEK TO SAVE OUR HERITAGE" JIM BAILEY, COMMISSIONER GILMER COUNTY CIRCUIT CLERK'S OFFICE LANE SMITH, CLERK KAREN ELKIN, DEPUTY CLERK PAM CUTLIP, SECRETARY GILMER COUNTY PROSECUTING ATTORNEY B. HOUGH COME JOIN US---- JUNIOR WOMEN'S CLUB OF GLENVILLE 462-5050 I DI CTOR oFAT ETICSl I GLENVILLE STATE COLLEGE Association of Retired School Employees SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT OF GILMER COUNTY 304-462-7441 SAND FORK BAPTIST CHURCH EDNA ST., SAND FORK 462-5393 PASTOR PHIL WILSON Sus~v Scuoot-- 9:45 A.U. Wcmm~ ~wct -- 10:.45 A.M. EvL~m -- 6:30 Yotrm Cmo~-- 6 Bmu~ Srtmy-- 7 pa~. oN Wtax GILMER COUNTY ARTS UMBRELLA THEATRE, DANCE, FINE AeTS BOARD OF DIRECTORS * 462-7455 COMMUNITY RESOURCES, INC. & AMERICoRes' MARTIN Lu'r~n K~ SCHOOL BOOK DRIVE 205 Sooru l~wtS St.. Gla~vvtu~ 462..8598 Sports Bar & the 'Main' Newscomers' Scene West Main Street DowntownGlenville 462-7098 ! CAMDEN FLATS BAPTIST CHURCH "I say to you today even though we face the difficulties of today and tomorrow, I still have a dream. It is a dream that is deeply rooted in the American dream. I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up, live out the true meaning of its creed. We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal." Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. t