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Page 4A The Gienville Dem)crat/Pathfinder -- Thursday, January 15. 2009 Glenville 's 'Main Street Area Briefs Gang' for revitalization continued .... comes alive cont'd ... ! and pledges, with $2.500 being raised Continued from page 1A in December, 2008 alone. A pledge/ Backinthesummerof2008.repre- donation lbrm has been developed sentatives of the group appeared be- and will be circulated to raise funds. fore the Glenville City Council and "We encourage the public to support received approval to raise money for this downtown beautification project an 80/20 percent match, if the CRy of by pledging their financial support to GlenvillewouldapplyforaTEAGrant this worthy cause," Mayor Bennett through the West Virginia Depart- adds. ment of Transportation. Freeman Nicholson. Manager of Originally, the City of Glenville Glenville Utility, also appeared be- applied tbr a $300,000 grant for side- fore the group and told them that the walks. Since that time. the costs cal- City's water project being planned culated to do one side of Main Street would unlikely affect the area of the has grown to just over $400.000, sidewalk to be replaced This project thereby necessitating the revision of is still in the planning stages the grant. Anyone wishing to make a dona- TheCityofGlenvillesubmittedthe tton to the project can drop it off at grant this past week. Mayor Bennett Glenville City Hall. or write a check assured the volunteer committee at to the City of Glenville. 20 N. Court the January 8 meeting. The City is Street. Glenville. WV 26351. currently in negotiations with engi- Or. see the fill-in-the-blank form neers for the proposed project. "We'll on page 7B in this newspaper edition: iron out all of the language about the it can be clipped out and sent into the financial contingencies of this grant city to be held for the specials idewalk proposal with the engineers to the improvement account. satisfaction of our City Council," he The next meeting of the group is stressed, scheduled for 4 p.m. on Thurs., Jan. The "Main Street Revitalization 22, 2009, upstairs at Glenville City Gang" has raised $2.600 in donations Hall. Everyone is welcome. WV Office Of Miners' : Health, Safety And Training Are Taking Applications Continued from page 1A These elderly victims are in need of any and all household items, such as dishes, kitchen appliances, food, beds, sheets, pillows, blankets, etc. Also. monetary contributions can be given, as well. Checks can be made out to: Fairmont Fire Victims Fund, c/o Ruth Ann Theme. 410 Cleveland Ave., Fairmont. 26554. Or, any of these hardline and/or softline household items or contribu- tions can be dropped off at 409 S. Lewis Street. Apt. 2. in Glenville, where Lori Conner will coordinate the local relic f effort and their relay to the Fairmont victims. Two film series to take place at GSC An "Alternative Film Series" and Progressive Film Series" are slated for Glenville State College's Mollo- han Campus Community Center for this spring semester. According to History Dept. Profes- sor Art DeMatteo. about nine films in all will be shown in the Mollohan Center's Room 315A. Also. all screen- ings will begin at 6:30 p.m. The first shows in the "Alternative Film Series" will be "Queen of Outer Space" and "Invasion of the Body Snatchers." starting at 6:30 on this Thurs., Jan. 15. The series is spon- sored by Alpha Xi Omega Fraternity. The "Progressive Film Series" will be kicked off with "Wall-E" on Wed.. Jan.-28. and will be followed by "The Untold Story of Emmett Louis Till" The West Virginia Office of Min- ers' Health, Safety and Training, has announced that applications to take the examination for Safety Instruc- tors and Underground Mine Inspec- tors are now being accepted. All applications and the required work history, must be returned to the Charleston MHS&T office by Febru- ary 2, 2009. for the Board to review for this exam. One must have at least five years practical experience in coal mines, two years experience must be in the state of West Virginia. The first portion of the examination will be held in February 2009. = Return completed applications to: : WV Office of Miners' Safety and ii Training, 1615 Washington Street, East, CharlgSn. WV. 25311-2126. 'tr downlad the application from our 2  7 ;2 E" 2 website at Various study guides and mining law books are available for purchase for a nominal fee. and can be re- quested at the same address listed above• or purchased on-line through the agency's website. Fees are based on the type of publication needed. plus a $2.00 postage and handling fee. For prompt shipment, please enclose a cashiers check or money order with your request. The State of West Virginia Office of Miners' Health, Safety and Train- ing is an Equal Opportunity/Affirma- tive Action employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply• For additional information and quali- fications, contact our Charleston of- fice at (3"04)'558=T425. i HEA'I'ING £ €00LING 0 ,=,,. ! We'sell the best wilh 24 hour service 7 off_ the rest! Lloyd May, Gary Whiting, Dusiin Alien Experienced hsiallcrs GARr M. AND KAVA J. WHITING 'I'HE GI'g-R-DONI00 ,,,v GANG 1-866-927- 1 254 • WV Cooiroctor uc. 7 * Mcstet Elect6cion €IMO0 I6 on Wed.. Feb. 25. The series is spon- sored by Pi Gamma Mu Social Sci- ence Honor Society. The public is invited to these free screenings. For further information, contact Dr. Art DeMatteo at 462-7361. Ext. 7273. Uounty Commissioners Glenville's elec- tive offices' filing period runs from Jan. 12 to Jan. 31 The city of Glenville's next General Election will be held on Tues.• June 9. 2009. The following mumcipal offices are available to file for: mayor, recorder. and five councilpersons, one to repre- sent each one of the city's five wards. To run for any of these offices, the Continued from page IA He. too. noted the spring fund-raiser, an elimination dinner, in April. Rec Center vandalized Mr. Ramsey brought up me breaking, entering, and vandalism that occurred at the Center on Sat.. Dec. 6. 2008. Nine windows were broken, one of which included a broken frame. The van- dals entered the office, took the Rec Center's van keys, and attempted to steal it. Fortunately, the battery was dead A Rec Center patron/client, who had been in Room 5, had several items stolen from their personal vehicle• which had been left unlocked. As a result. Mr. Ramsey proceeded to follow-up his past request to the Commis- sion for a security system at the Rec. Center. He also indicated that he had been checking into the acquisition eta 14 x 70 ft. trailer to house a security person. He has already looked it over, and it would be donated to the Rec Center. with the only cost to the county being the transportauon to. and set-up. Com]mssmn President Chapman as- serted that the acquisition of such a trailer for the Rec Center was not a decision made at any Parks Board meeting. Con- trarily, Mr. Ramsey reminded him that it had been "proposed" at the last Rec Cen- ter Board meeting. President Chapman suggested that any decisions to be made on security mea- sures would best be discussed further at the next Rec Center Board of Directors meeting. Center is getting busy Mr. Ramsey advised the commission- ers that he was aware the insurance com- pany had finally paid for the Center's pool pump, and requested that those funds be used to put heat into the several kitchen rooms. He foresaw that with the coming months being some of the coldest, the heat would be severely needed. Not only would a new heating system preserve the plumbing in the kitchen rooms, but there are also two events scheduled for this month which required use of the kitchen areas. Commissioners had already received bids for a new heating and cooling system for the five kitchen rooms. They later unanimously approved the bid proposal from Ronald Matheny for a gas heat and electrical cooling system as requested. The WV Trappers Association held their January event on Sat.. Jan. 3 and Sun.. Jan. 4. Mr. Ramsey lamented that their atten- dance was way down. and even the furs were selling at low prices. However. they did book their events for the next two years, using the Rec. Center. with this candidate must file a Certificate of coming March being the next event. la April, .there wilLbf,approximately Announcement at City Hall anytfi'ne., • 200 4-Hyoungsters at the Rec Center (dr between Men.. Jan. 12 and Sat.. Jan. aCf'ek-loii) EampTThisbi]np usedt0 be 31.This document can be picked up at held at Jackson's Mill. but this year. the the City Hall's Mayor's Office during the week from 8 a.m.-to-noon, or from 12:304o-4 p.m. Certificates of Announcements• which are mailed, must be postmarked no later than midnight on Sat.. Jan. 31. 2009. See related legal advertisement on page 4B. Also. more information and commentary are contained in this week's "Corcoran Column" on page 3A. Drink and party re- sponsibly during the New, Year of 2009! M.EDICAL cam p's organizers chose the Rec Center over Jackson's Mill. CRI goes up to bat ... again Teresa Shepard. of CRI in Parkersburg, and Ms. JoAnn Stewart of CRI-Glenville. appeared before the commissmn for a second time. They gave a breakdown on the serwces that Gilmer County's CRI office had pro- vided to citizens in need. following which. Ms. Shepard reminded the commission- ers of CRI's financial request from the county in the amount of $10.000. She calculated that the $10.000 request was based on the number of low income residents in Gilmer County, which ends up coming to approximately $5.00 per person. President Chapman lamented that the number of county residents considered "low income" was somewhat dishearten- rag, figuring the number to come to ap- proximately 2,000 individuals. General consensus from Ms. Stewart and the other commissioners was that. sadly, the number of low income Gilmer Countians was most probably higher than 2,000. due to the present state of the economy. Ms. Shepard advised the commission- ers that CR1 had no Board members rep- resenting Gilmer County, and urged them to provide one. At that point, the Comtm ssioners, again. asked her to reiterate why CRI was re- questing $10,000 from the Gilmer County Commission. Answering; Ms. Shepard sighed that CRI had lost of $250.000 per fiscal year. due to budget cuts. along with losing t heir Americorps funding. She reminded the commissioners that any funds donated by the county would be used solely for Gilmer County services and clients. Both Ms. Shepard and Ms. Stewart thanked the commsstoners for their time. Emergency Services speaks up Ed Messenger. Director of Emergency Services for Gilmer County, appeared with the Secretary, Mrs. Dee McCullough. to cover several topics of interest. Mr. Messenger advised the commis- sioners that it was previously believed that the county would receive one of many West Virginia disaster relief trailers, with this particular one to be a shelter trailer for disaster victims. However. he was then informed that the court b would be receiv- ing both a shelter trailer arid a pet trailer to house the pets of disaster victims. Mr. Messenger stated that there would be no expense to the county other than possible insurance requirements, and a secure storage site. He and Mrs. McCullough both agreed that the site of the Emergency Services Office on the grounds of the Gilmer County DOT Office and Garage would be ideal and secure for storage of the two trailers. if permission could be obtained from DOT for the storage. The Commissioners took the matter under consideration, and further inquiries are to be made. In accordance with receipt of the pet trailer, Mr. Messenger also indicated that he must develop a "pet plan," and that FEMA requires an on-staff veterinarian to check pets on-board the pet trailer on a daily basis. He. then. went on to bring up the much- debated topic of a 911 center in Gilmer County. He recommended that the best way to approach this matter was to con- duct a feasibility study, putting it under the Emergenc3J Pianning Cbmmffiee. Which meets quarltq3,. :  At that time, Commissioner Kennedy suggested that a couple of objective, unbi- ased individuals• be included on that com- mittee. He also asserted that the matter needs advertisement for discussmn at an Emergency Services regular meeting. Mrs. McCullough injected that all of their meetings are advertised, but no one from the public shows up for them. President Chapman indicated that there would be a second commission meeting scheduled for January, and that would give some time to gather folks who may be interested in serving on the Emergency Planning Committee. He also promised that the Commission would soon have a representative on that committee. Over the Old Bridge D.IRECTORY ... cont'd ... Jim Bailey, representing the Gilmer County Historical Landmarks Commis- stun, again approached commissioners about the old Glenville bridge. He has begun the process of attempting to obtain a grant for the restoranon of the bridge with a letter of intent. It has also been approved for a proposal to be sub- mitted with the West Virginia Depart- ment of Transportation. They would also research the issue of the bridge's actual ownership. Mr. Bailey estimated that the mimmum expense required to make the repairs would be approximately $30,000, which is the smallest amount he could request under the grant. He said he was encouraged to ask for the greater amount of $56,000 in order to include other repairs that may be encoun- tered in the process of the minimal re- pairs. Regardless of which of the two amocnts that may be granted, the pro- posed grant requires matching funds of 20 percent. This was the commitment Mr. Bailey requested of the county commis- sion. The grant process requires the match- ing funds entity to provide an initial letter of intent to do so. The subject of Dominion Resources's old iron gas line. which is supported by the bridge above the river, was touched on again, as well. A new line under the river would cost Domimon over $100.000 to install, and it would appear financially reasonable to propose that Dominion cover the grant's 20 percent match. Commissioner Kennedy then bent tbr- ward. stating that he is willing to help contact Dominion regarding the matching funds. Again, Mr. Bailey advised the Com- msstoners that the old bridge is registered on the National Register of Historic Places. thereby making it a better project for reno- vation. However. the commissioners made no decision at that nme. Tanner School just a memory.'? The Commissioners concurred that the county needs to divest itself of the old Tanner School building, since it has been standing e --ty for so long, as well as incurring utili'y bills for an unused facil- ity. They agreed that there needs to be a public meeting regarding the disposition of the building. The date set for the public meeting will be at 6 p.m. on Fri. Jan. 30, with all commissioners in approval. Circuit Clerk retires Circuit Clerk Lane Smith tendered his letter of resignation and retirement to the County Commissioners. He appeared in person, and they thanked him for his 34 years of service to Gilmer County. They expressed their regret that Mr. Smith was retiring, and they indicated their approval of the newly-appointed "Circuit Clerk. Mrs. Karen Elkin. Miscellaneous business The Commissioners went on to take care of several other items on the agenda. They briefly touched on the need to consider new goals for 2009. two of which they deemed important were getting the Fire Department rote its new facility and settling the Tanner School building and property liability. Several items were tabled for the Commission's special meeting sched- uled for 9 a.m. on Men., Jan. 26. The Commissioners agreed to review and move on the PSD Board of Directors minutes, the sewer disposal for Fairman Building Components, and the Courthouse security grant. L L 2" 2 7; 2 You may never have stepped on a basketball court or taken a morning jog, but you can still wind up with the same kind of injuries many of your athletic neighbors get. These can in- clude painful musculoskeletal conditions such as back pain. You can experience this type Non-Athletes Get Injuries, Too of condition as a result of mow- ing the lawn. raking leaves or playing with your children. According to Michelle Look, M.D., a board-certified practi- tioner with the San Diego Sports Medicine & Family Health Center, back pain is the fifth- leading reason patients visit their physician and 15-20 per- cent of Americans have painful back conditions. Twenty years ago, the focal point of therapy was to treat an acute musculoskeletal back pain condition with bed rest. Dr, Look points out that the goal of today' s therapeutic approach is to get patients to resume their daily activities as quickly as possible. "We see many people who, in their everyday routine, simply overdo it or suddenly encoun- ter an unexpected muscle spasm or strain. Of course, this never happens at a good time because we all lead very busy lives," says Dr. Look. "So we believe getting to your doctor right away, seeking early treatment and continuing exercise are critical aspects of recovery." To learn more, gpeak with your health care provider or visit www. sandie gosportsmed, com. More information about SOMA(r) 250 rag, including full prescribing information, is available on the Web ste or in the United States by calling Meda Pharmaceuticals at (800) 526- 3840. MINNIE HAMILTON HEALTH SYSTEM 809 Mineral Road, Glenville, WV 26351 NEW HOURS: M-F 7:30-6 p.m.. Sat 7:30-5 p.m. ° 304-462-7322 PHYSICAL THERAPY FAMILY DOCTOR Little Kanawha Family Medicine Dr. Hilary Miller, D.O., M.P.H. For appointments, please call 462-7460 604 West Main Street, Glenville. WV 26351 Gassaway Glenville Physical Therapy Specialists, Inc. GSC Physical Education Bldg. Kevin Boring, MPT Glenville • 462-8933 HOSPITALS Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital 230 Hospital Plaza Weston ° 269-8000 OPTOMETRY (EYE) Dr. Mark Cinalli College and Howard Streets Glenville ° 462-5366 Minnie Hamilton Health Systena 809 Mineral Road Suite One Glenville, WV 26351 Monday - Friday 7:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Saturday 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. A New Era of Caring Grantsville Operations Dental Office Glenville Office 354-9244 354-6144 462-7322 LITTLE KANAWHA FAMILY Dr. Hilary Miller. D.O., M.P.H. Board Certified in Family Medicine Office hours: Monday 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. Tues. - Wed. 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Thurs. 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Fri. 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. ( For appointments, please call 462-7460 ) 604 West Main Street. Glenville, WV 26351 We need new listings for this special section, call 462-7309