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i ]/5/ ..... == : ': ......... : :='::: ~ ............. FINE BEAVER PELT -- Danny Stutler, a Calhoun County trapper since he was about three-years-old, shows off a beautiful beaver pelt which was one of many wild animal pelts auctioned off at the January Fur and Root Sale at the Gilmer County Recreation Center on Sun, Jan. 4. The weekend event, which provides a place for the state's trappers to sell their pelts, is sponsored semi-annually by the West Virginia Trappers Association. The big sale will be the first week of March at the Rec Center. Mr. Sttier is the group's vice- president, and says that membership information can be obtained either at the website: www. or by e-mailing Mr. Butch Lowe, of Spencer, can also be contacted at 304- 927-3121. (Staff photo by Dave Corcotan, Sr.) & By U.S. Senator Robert C. Byrd ' Pritt Campaign receives key endorsement Roger Pritt, a democratic candidate for Secretary of State, received a key endorsement from the American Fed- eration of Teachers on Saturday, Jan, 10. A candidate ford was held in Charleston before a 40-member com- mittee on political education. Pritt announced his candidacy for the of- fice of Secretary of State on Dec. 1, 2003. "After listening to Roger Pritt de- West Virginia Technology "Swarms" into Action America must stand ready at a moment's notice to send its troops into harm's way when the need arises. Unfortunately, in the age of international terrorism, the unpre- dictability of the nation's enemies has dramatically increased the risks to the men and women of our mili- tary. While the critical missions that detect biological, chemical, or nuclear weapons, this ability to "'swarm" would allow these state- of-the-art vehicles to significantly increase the Navy's surveillance Wedding THE WHITE FAMILY Anniversary Celebrated On January 17, 1953, Kenneth G. NC. Danny and Ruth White, Dana, White and Louise Haines were mar- Edwin. Monica, Heather and Naomi, Rose Anna and Caleb White ried at Louise's home by Rev. Ralph Amanda White from Normantown. from Maine. Stalnaker of Orton. Also, Heather's husband Kelland Kenneth and Louise were blessed As winter was so bad last January, Garland from KY and Amanda's hus- by ten grandchildren, and now they their children and grandchildren band, Dennis Fisher from have two great-grandchildren, Raven waited until the last of June 2003 to Normantown. and Winter White from Maine. Man' have Kenneth and Louise a 50th Sherry and Dale Andrews and Katie nieces and nephews, Kenneth's si: Wedding Anniversary celebration, and Seth Andrews from Greenville, ters and families, and brother an Darlene and Nathanel, Nathan and SC. families, Elena Silas came from Kure Beach, I IIII fine his goals, we were convinced that and reconnaissance capabilities, he was committed to working hard while decreasing the risk to mill- and winning, says Judy Hale, tary personnel, spokersperson for the AFT. "It was a The intelligent control system Do your part to keep Gilmer Illlilllllilllllllllllllllllll i m County clean: [ If you're expecting a refund, the last thing you want to do is wait longer" than you have to. With Rapid refund electronic filing, there's no faster way to get your refund with us. It's just another part of the . H&R Block Advantage. Call 1-800-HRBLOCK or visit, unanimous decision, and we feel he is of America's Armed Forces will will be developed for the Navy by the best choice for the future of West always involve a certain degree of Augusta Systems, a Morgantown- Virginia." H&R BLOCK danger, there are efforts underway based technology company, and the "I am honored to receive an en- in West Virginia to provide the West Virginia University Institute dorsement that is so highly sought technology that can help to better of Technology in Montgomery, As after ,.and coveted by political candi- protect our soldiers, sailors, airmen, part of the project. McLean. Va.- dates, saysPritt.'lhavetremendous -J just plainsmarttm and marines, based Alion* Science and Technol- respect for classroom teachers and I : A team of:W~ ~tginia ~,- ~'Ogy ~}iai~y~" A global re~fh~ Lc, alizethattki~'sisahardworkingunin 208 East Main Street Open searchers will utilize $4.25 million and development corporation, will group." * ~ " Glenville, WV 26351 Monday - Saturday that I added to a recent federal open an office in Morgantown. The Pritt believes that we need to ensure appropriations bill to develop an collaboration with the Navy in this the integrity of the election process. , (304) 462-5688 9:00 a.m. - 6.00 p.m. intelligent control system -- essen- effort is a testament to the caliber Healsostatedthatcustomerservieeis tially the brain -- for a small, light- of the state's high-technology an important aspect oftheday-to-day operations of the office of Secretary liB llllililiililimlllllllliillllilllllllillllllililll .... of State. He views customer service weight unmanned aerial vehicle for workers. the U.S. Navy. Unmanned vehicles." The many challenges facing which are controlled from afar by the men and women of the nation's military personnel, have become military forces underscore the ever important tools in the military's growing need to research, develop, arsenal, and build advanced and innovative Currently, many unmanned defense weaponry. I take great vehicles are operated individu- pride in West Virginia's contribu- ally with a rudimentary control tions -- from the laboratory to the system. But the project underway battlefield -- to America's Armed m West Virginia would allow new Forces. 1 shall continue to work to unmanned vehicles to fly in unison, provide the men and women of the as a flock of birds would. These military with the technology, equip- new planes are called "Smart War- ment. and training thatthey need to fighting Array of Reconfigurable successfully defend our nation, Modules." Coupled with sensors Position Papers and Resolutions adopted by the 2003 SHL to be important for the public and for the business world. "Every corporation registered to do busines in West Virginia contacts this office," says Pritt. "I intend to act as a goodwill ambassador and encourage new buisnesses to relocate to our great State." A long-time leader of the Demo- cratic Party, Roger Pritt, a native of Sissonville, most recently served as Commissioner of the West Virginia Division of Motor Vehicles. He Is co- owner and president of Astar Abate- ment, Inc. and Astar Inc. He and his wife, Jennifer, reside in Kennain Jack- son County. on real issues The West Virginia Republican Party has begun a weeklong statewide ad- vertising campaign to highlight the Republican agenda for the 2004 leg- islative session that begins next week. The radio and newspaper ads will highlight the GOP Bond Agenda for Growth originally unveiled by mem- bers of the Republican House and Senate caucus in October The ads encourage constituents to contact their legislators and urge them to support the GOP agenda. At an October press conference, Chairman Kris Warner, GOP legisla- tive leaders Senator Vic Sprouse and Delegate Charles Trump and a major- ity of Republican members of each chamber unveiled a four-point legis- lative agenda for January, including: * Employment: Privatize workers comp by January 2005 and make rates comparable to neighboring states. * Tax Relief: Eliminate the busi- ness franchise tax, phase out the food tax in three years, and examine the possibility of eliminating the state income tax on West Virginians 65 and older, as well as studying ways to eliminate the "personal property tax" on vehicles. * Judicial Reform: Eliminate the partisan election of judges and se- verely curtail frivolous lawsuits, tak- ing politics out of the courts and low- ering health insurance rates. * Education: redirect state educa- tion dollars from a top heavy bureau- cracy to the teachers and students where they are needed most. i .. . . . 5. ii Delivery within 25 Miles and FREE Set-up. 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Mrs. Helen James, GilmerCounty's lation passed to ensure that all salaries Silver Haired legislator, has disclosed for State Government employees and position papers adopted by the group those of State Government-funded duing its October meeting, organizations be limited to no more Those include: than the salary of the Governor; that Affordable prescription Drug ben- the West Virginal Legislature pass no efit for all senior West Virginarts legislation concerning revocation of aged 60 and over; alcohol products elder's driver's license because of age tax; Unkept Promises-33 !/2 Eduea- necessary funding to meet transporta- tion-33 1/3 Senior Citizens-33 !/3 tit needs; prescription drug cover- tourism; registration and licensing of age for all citizens over 60 years of all-terrain vehicles when purchased; age; and adjustment of the Home- cost-of-living adjustment forretirees: stead Exemption for all citizens over protect the privacyofindividuals; and 65 years of age. reduce the number of uninsured drv- Mrs. James will be in Charleston on ers. Jan. 29 as a Gilmer County represen- Resolutions would entail that the tative. Senior Center's van will also state of Ohio honor senior citizens' transport interested seniors to the leg- discounts at Ohio State Parks and slatre that day. other state facilities; necessary legs- II Ab durin: past For praye Io me b :Welc "were ;the w day n extra La~ the (2 out a hilltc Was nay d real 1 paths In GSC plain the c: did' low city', and I W Giln W this ate Wall we duff: M scfit ers, gree ciat( , rush not "try1 this mat but J deeI the( yem A will - colt - tit at s( that - eve', -~ neit . the' Ne~ tOW kno of I C tOU( - WO[ ~" GP, per Aw 1 By G/d 1 pri 19 me wa tO ch; at 15 501 ~ 18 D( to5 ev es th~ gc ev ha F~ D( Ja G m th m