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Thursday, January 15, 2009 -- The Glenville Democrat/Pathfinder -- Page 7A Around The Kitchen Table Gc-r aldilae M tr ks 462-7477 Extra Help Makes Work Go Faster Troy Cunningham was my Dad's first cousin. When I first knew him, he lived on Slab Camp of Crooked Fork. On January 5, 1945, Troy mar- ried Juanita Miller. Last week, we received word that on January 1,2009, Juanita passed away and was buried with her husband in the Grafton Vet- erans' Cemetery. According to my genealogy infor- mation, Juanita was a daughter of Doil and Ida Clevenger Miller; but from the age of three, she lived with my great-uncle Eck and Mandy Rich- ard on Slab Camp and grew up a close neighbor ofTroy's. During the 1950s, Troy and Juanitalived on Lower Two Run of Crooked Fork, and Juanita was baptized and became a member of the Oak Grove Baptist Church. The family moved to Greenwood, WV, but Juanita remained a member of the Oak Grove Baptist Church. Ermel Parsons will be 95 years old on January 16. Happy birthday, Ermel! Ermel was our neighbor when we lived on Briar Lick, and she at- tended church at Oak Grove as long as she was able to drive. Ermel has lived in the Chapel Community be- side her son, Robert, for several years. Ermel worked at Rubber Fabrica- tors for several years, and after she retired, she stayed busy sewing quilt tops for family and friends. She says she now spends her time working puzzles and watching TV. Granddaughter, Leslie Turner, who lives in Arizona, recently had a bad day. Her neighbor borrowed Leslie's van, so she could take all her family shopping with her. Leslie took the neighbor's truck and went shopping in the mall. When she came out of the mall, she couldn't find the truck. She looked and looked for the truck and then called the police. Leslie then called her sister, Rachel, and said, "I went shopping, and when I came out, I couldn't find the truck. The truck doesn't belong to me." Rachel told her to call the police, and Leslie told her that she already had called them. Police found the stolen truck close to the Mexican border; the back glass had been broken out, a screwdriver was in the ignition, and all the tires were flat. We have had our shortest day, and the days are supposed to be getting longer. They seem to lengthen aw- fully slowly. Daughter, Regina, and her husband, Todd, were canning sausage at my house one night last week, when daughter, Marina, and her husband, Roger, stopped by on their way home from feeding the cows to help them. The extra hands helped; Roger and Todd made sausage patties, and Regina fried them and put them in jars. Ma- rina washed jars, cleaned offthe jars, and put them in the canner. Todd and Regina got to go home a lot sooner than they had planned. TROY CUNNINGHAM (1910- 1995) J oAnn Woody d 0000edarville. News 462-7093 4-H Selling Pizzas, Cookie Dough as Fundraiser for Camp Our sympathy goes out to the Clark family on the loss of their loved one, and to all others who have a loss in their family. My 4-H Club is selling Joe Corb's pizzs and cookie dough. If you would like to order, gve us a call. The proceeds will be used to help our club out at 4-H Camp in June. We surely are having plenty of rain, but we needed it. If it had been in the form of snow, it would have been a deep one. The kids are wishing for snow to make a snowman and to sleigh-ride. Winters surely are not like they were when I was a girl. Boy, how times have changed. We need to remember the patients in the nursing home in our prayers; they really have been sick. Leona Vanhoose's two daughters visited her during Christmas vaction. Michele was on her Christmas break from teaching school in North Caro- lina, and Melissa lives and works in Charleston. They had an enjoyable ...... , .... Kate Posey Orlanao News ........ : 452-8427 ToniWinewouldliketowishBran- time. She is back home, and her daughter Blenda Ryan, from Geor' gia, is now visiting with her. I visited with Charles Bennett re- cently; others also visiting were John don Burrough a Happy 8th Birthday on January 14, and also to Zach Chapman, who will be 12 years old on January 24. Deepest sympathy to the Lorraine Posey family. Lorraine was from Roanoke. Also, condolences to the family of Doris Thayer. Happy 90th birthday wishes to Madeline Scott, on January 15. Russell Posey, Tommy Conrad, Vada Conrad and I visited Ruby Hitt recently. Prayers are needed for: Isaac Fleming; Pearl Smith; Vorris and Madeline Scott; Hazel Fleming; Reba Ratliff; Nellie Wine; Elsie Pritt; Veon Singleton; T.K. and Mac Nicholson; Barbara Conrad; Ressie Wilson; Cherry Dale Ramsey; Roy and Sis Conrid; JoAnn Tonkins; Marvin Allen; Regena Hashman; Freda Heater; and C.W. Heater. Betty Brown spent the holidays on vacation in Georgia visiting with her children, where she enjoyed a good Bennett, Russell Posey, Bud Henline and Ray Fisher. Lois and Jearl Ramsey, Keith Nettles, Ronald and JoAnn Smith, Rev. Johnny and Rev. Carolyn Nettles, Roger Nettles, Paulette and Roger Smith, Linda Saundersand, and Jef- frey Prey all visited Pearl Smith re- cently. Visitors of Reba Ratliff were Lori Walker, Emily Walker, Nancy Single- ton, Leta Ratliff, Susan Burrough, Willis Burrough, Roger Brooks, Glen Conley, Denis Conley, Ricky Ratliff, John Pritt, Martha pritt, Heather Pritt, and Bailey Marie Pritt. Reba Ratliff attended the Christ- mas Eve family get-together at J.R. and Martha Pritt's. Twenty-three were present, and all had a good time and good fellowship. Happy New Year from Reba Ratliff. visit and a great Christmas. It is pretty quiet around here, not much going on. So long 'til next week! Doctors are 'Hot' on Cayenne Hundreds of scientific studies have been done on Cayenne pepper. It can help prevent a heart attack, lower blood sugar in diabetics, normalize blood pressure, improve circulation, prevent motion sickness, and even halt the common cold. Things are pretty, graceful, rich, elegant, handsome, but, until they speak to the imagination, not yet beautiful. --Ralph Waldo Emerson GSC Fine Arts Gallery Exhibits Professor's Works The paintings of Liza Brenner, Glenville State College Instructor of Art; will be featured in an exhibit entitled "Paper Herds and Things" at The GSC Fine Arts Gallery, January 12 through March 6. The exhibit will include Brenner's paintings of bulls, matadors, and paper herds, among others. A reoccurring theme of an aggres- sor vs. prey is captured in many of Brenner's paintings. "My interest in this scenario began with the paintings of Manet and Goya. This journey has led me to play with the relationship the bulls and characters have with one another. I am exploring who is after whom, and the cause and effect of each scenario," said Brenner. Brenner earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Drawing from Clarion University in Pennsylvania in 1998. She received a Master of Arts in Art Education from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania in 2000 and a Master of Fine Arts in Painting from Edinboro in 2004. In addition to GSC, Brenner has taught atthe University of Pittsburgh- Greenburg, Thiel College in Greenville, PA, and ITT Technical Institute in Monroeville, PA. Brenner's works have hung in solo exhibitions in Pennsylvania, Geor- gia, and West Virginia. Some of her paintings have been shown in many group exhibitions, including the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh. The "Paper Herds and Things" ex- hibit will be open in the GSC Fine Arts Gallery Monday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., and one hour prior to special events in the Fine Arts Building. An open reception with the artist will be held on Tues- day, January 20, from 5:00-7:00 p.m. in the Gallery. For more information about the exhibit or the artist, contact Brenner at (304) 462-7361 ext. 7346, or visit www.lizabrenner, com. Upcoming Civic Center Events . On Saturday, January 31, Rascal Flatts, with Jessica Simpson, will per-' form at the Charleston Civic Center; The WV Hunting and Fishing Show will be held at the Civic Center on Sunday, February 1 ; On Friday and Saturday, Febru- ary 6 and 7, the Civic Center will host Monster Jam; FromFriday, February 13, through Sunday, February 15, the WV Sports Show will be at the Civic Center; The Civic Center presents Disney on Ice from Thursday, February 19, through Sunday, February 22: For more information about these and other upcoming events, go to www. charlestonwvciviccenter, com. MINI-STORAGE Not enough room? See us for your storage needs! Multiple sizes monthly rates 5x10- *25 10xl0 - $35 10x15- *45 10x20- *55 PHYLLIS JANE LAW Local Woman Fights the Good Fight Phyllis Jane Law, commonly known as "Jane" to her friends and family, was diagnosed with Glioblastoma in October, 2008. Glioblastoma Multiforme is the name of a Grade IV primary malig- nant brain tumor, a very aggressive cancer originating in the brain which is very difficult to treat. Recently, Jane has gone through radiation treatment and chemotherapy. Even in the face of such a fierce enemy such as Glioblastoma, Jane has shown remarkable bravery and courage. Jane's daughters have worked to- gether to create a support group for their mother, "a mighty warrior who continues to fight unflinchingly to- ward recovery and hope." Jane's support group is called the "Be Brave, Be Courageous Phyllis Jane Law Glioblastoma Support Group," and its mission is to educate and empower individuals with Glioblastoma, and their families, to be brave and courageous as they fight against this disease. The"g0up also wants to promote aess in state and local communities about this can- cer and about what people can do to help those who have been diagnosed with this devastating condition. The group is lobbying for addi- tional research to improve available treatment options, with a goal towards one day eradicating this aggressive disease. Glioblastoma is fairly rare, with only two to three cases per 100,000 people per year being diagnosed. It is most common in older adults, and ini males, more so than females. Pres-: ently, there is little to no evidence t indicate that Glioblastoma is inher-i ited or caused by any environmentall factors. Some signs and symptoms to look: out for are: seizures; nausea; vomiting; headaches; progressive memory loss; personality changes; slurred speech; partial paralysis.. It is very important that, if you! suspect that you or someone else has i any of these symptoms, you see your: physician immediately. Jane believes in the power of prayer and faith, and she appreciates her sup-! port group's efforts in trying to assist other individuals and families whoi are coping with this disease. For additional information, please! write: Be Brave, Be Courageous' Phyllis jane Law Glioblastoma Sup-; port Group; RR 1, Box 331-A1, Fairmont, WV 26554, call 304-626-, 0944, or send us an e-mail at bbravebcourageous@yahoo.com. (Editor's Note: Jane retired fromi the Gilmer County Magistrate Court's office four years ago. She was a secretary for Carol Wolfe. We editors are keeping you in our prayers, Jane; keep up your good spirits.) Parents, help your kids to crack the books! ( ROSHELI00 ANTIQUES00 I' LAYAWAYS AVAILABLE I"  I! I't'  145 MAIN AVE. WESTON  Ii I "OPEN MON-SAT 9-5, SUN 1-5 PM  li t I Bring in this ad for 10% off! i .. 304-269-2877 r IIIIII Illl I IIII II I III I III I III II Ill[ I ' I llr-".r...lt-.llnl.-I'ilCl "]ll]-i"ill'iT' M00garetRadcfiff GEORGE S RESTAURANT & PIZZERIA K....Ullllll; _JL "1  "IF'IF O 462-8250 I i I I Now open for bre, kfast, I Rain Has Caused Some Problems ' 7am to 9urn Mort.- Sat. 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