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January 15, 2009

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Page 2A -- The Glenville Democrat -- Thursday, January 15, 2009 :i:ilili::::: RETA KIGHT HONORED -- On Fri. afternoon, Dec. 19 at the Senior Center, Reta Kight's Gilmer County Commission colleagues and other friends gathered to honor her for her many years of public service. Here, County Commissioners Dave Hess (left) and Larry Chapman (right) presented her with a Certificate of Appreciation for her 18 years of public service, as a Gilmer County Commissioner, and for her volunteerism to bolster many other civic causes for the good of the county and its people. (Staff photos byDave Corcoran, Sr.) FRIENDS OF RETA KIGHT-- Approximately 100 friends of Reta Kight, the retiring County Commissioner, came to the Senior Center to wish her the best in her future endeavors. She will stay on the Minnie Hamilton Health System and Little Kanawha Parkway Boards, as well as to co.ntinue with her computer work for the Gilmer County Board of Education, she told friends, such as Rita and Denzit Huff (I-r) and Paula and Stan "The Gem Man" Mazzagotte. Arch Coal Teacher Achievement Awards ATIME TO REMINISCE-- County Commissioner Larry Chapman, the newly elected President of the Commission, and County Clerk Beverly Marks recall several humorous situations over the years in working with Reta Kight. Like the many other well-wishers, they enjoyed Reta's Retirement Party at the colorfully decorated Senior Center. Read, read, read it improves your mind and future success/ iEiii;iil}iiiiiiiii::iiiiiiiiii+iiiiiiiiiiiiii;iiii+h ............ 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The Arch Coal teacher recognition program, the longest running, pri- vately sponsored program of its type in the state, will make $3,500 per- sonal cash awards to 12 classroom teachers. Nominations are made by the public, while the judging is done by peers - other classroom teachers. The program is funded by the Arch Coal Foundation. The awards are expected to be made in March, 2009. "This is a way for anyone who has been impacted by an excellent class- room teacher to say thank you; ac- cording to Snider. "Too often, we neglect to let the special teachers in our lives know how much we appre- ciate them. The Arch Coal Awards program gives West Virginians that opportunity." Nominations may be made online at www.archteacherawards, corn or on the West Virginia'Education Asso- ciation website "wwu, Nomination forms also may be ob- tained at libraries and schools through- out the state. Public nominations may be made online at www.archteacher awards.corn and the West Virginia Education Association website, www. Arch Coal is one of the nation's largest coal producers. Through its national network of mines, Arch sup- plies the fuel for approximately six percent of the electricity generated in the United States. In West Virginia, Arch Coal subsidiaries operate the Mountain Laurel, Sharpies, and Coal- Mac, Holden, operations. The com- pany is listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: ACI) and main- tains its corporate headquarters in St. Louis, MO. A NEW NURSE -- Ms, Morgan McKinney (left photo) received her Nursing Pin during an impressive ceremony on Sat., Dec. 20, 2008 at West Virginia State Community &.Technical College in Institute. And, on the next day, she received her BS in Nursing from WVSU. This native of Wyoming County is a frequent visitor to Glenville, particularly likirg the W.V. State Folk Festival. In the above photo, after the Pinning Ceremony, the College sponsored light refreshments for the new R.N.'s and their families; From left to right are Stuart McKinney (Morgan'sbrother), Dan McKinney (her father), Mildred Laverty McKinney (her grandmother), Marcia McKinney (her mother), nurse Morgan McKinney, Patrick Corcoran (her financ6), Paula and Ed Rotenberry (Patrick's mother and step-father. Also in attendance to wish Morgan well in her new career were ,Dennis Brady and Dr. David H,,C0rcoran, Sr. (both :, not pictJ.rd) ......... Staff photos by Dave Corcoran, Sr.) OCTOBER GRADUATE IN MASSAGE THERAPY -- Patrick Corcoran (right), a 2003 Glenville State College graduate and now a Charleston resident, graduated from the Mountain State School of Massage Therapy in early October 2008. Here, he holds the diploma in massage therapythat Rob Rogers, president of the Charleston school, presented to him in a gala ceremony at the school. There were five other graduates, in addition to Patrick, the son of David H. Corcoran, Sr., publisher-editor of the Glenville newspapers, and Paula Corcoran Rotenberry, of Princeton. Currently, Patrick is teaching a class at the school, which is fully accredited and located in the Kanawha City area of Charleston. In addition to his BS Degree in History from GSC, he was a Judith Herndon Fellow at the West Virginia State Legislature in 2003, a Master's Program student at Michigan Tech University for one year, and the recipient of a Thomas Jefferson Popular Forest Historic Site and University of Virginia internship for archeology in Lynchburg, VA. The Education Alliance Announces 2009 Officers and Board Members TheEducationAllianceelectedfive Graft & Love, Vice Chair; Jim Tho- ers and education advocates from new members to its 2009 Board of mas of Jackson Kelly, Treasurer; across West Virginia. The newly- Directors and re-elected the execu- Joanne Tomblin of Southern WV elected members will attend quar- tive committee at its annual meeting Community and Technical College, terly meetings and participate in deci- on December 9. Secretary; and John Ruddick of sion-making processes regarding the New members are Richard "Rick" Verizon, Past Chair. Also re-elected Alliance's role in public education. Adams Jr., president of United tothreeuyeartermswerecurrentBoard Each will serve a three-year term, Bankshares, Inc., Parkersburg; Susan members Wally Boston of American through December 2011. Hardesty, a community volunteer and Public University System; Robert The Education Alliance, former West Virginia University first OrndorffofDominion Resources; Bill, is West lady from Morgantown; Nancy Phillips Jr., of The Phillips Group; Virginia's statewide public education Newfeld of the Barboursville Middle and Joan Weisberg of State Electric fund. It is a nonprofit organization School Improvement Council, Hun- Supply Company. whose mission is to create positive, tington; Mark Prince, managing di- "These experienced community systemic change in public education. rector and West Virginia CEO of JP leaders are enthusiastic and dedicated Through its research and Family In- Morgan Chase Bank, Charleston; and to higher achievement for every stu- volvement Grants, Family Literacy, Tres Ross, executive director of The dent in West Virginia," said Presi- Mini-Grants for Classroom Projects, Ross Foundation, Parkersburg. dent/CEO Patricia S. Kusimo. "We Partnerships in Education, SEEDS and The 2008 executive committee was look forward to the great things The State Scholars programs, The Educa- re-elected at the December 9 meeting Education Alliance will accomplish tion Alliance is able to serve teachers to another year-long term, including with the help of this strong group of " and students in all 55 West Virginia the following officers: Jeri Matheney leaders." counties. of Appalachian Power, Chair; Howard The new members join the 38-mem- Seufer Jr., of Bowles Rice McDavid ber board composed of business lead-