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Corcoran Column continued... CoR I ] from page 3 ) prayers, which I'm sure that these sol- diers, and all of our other West Vir- , giniamilitary personnel, will receive from us appreciative homefolks. (I'11 continue with this "old friends and subscribers" category in next week's issue because since the 2004 political campaign has already been ,'- kicked off, I suspect that you're curi- .~. tUN about which political scions < greeted us.) ~- The Political Scene ",- Every year our first political Christ- : man card always comes from Brent ~: and Jean Boggs. Brent, along with ~- Bill Stemple, is our Gilmer County ;: State Delegate. Since thisyear's legis- .'5 lative session has just started, he'll be :; very busy representingourinterests in " Charleston. Both he and Bill, aided by " Delegates Bob Ashley and Otis ii Leggett. were primary defenders of .~ Glenville State College in the 2003 session. (On the Senate side, State ': Senators Bill Sharpe, Joe Minard, " Mike Ross, Karen Facemyer, Shirley " Love, and Walt Helmick stood up for GSC's interests. I hope that this year they won't have to do it again, because I think that the citizens of this state are getting sick and tired of certain legis- lators who seem to revel in attacking our state's fine institutions of higher education, especially Glenville.) Of the Democratic gubernatorial hopefuls, former Lincoln County State Senator Lloyd Jackson and his ram- fly: wife Trina and sons, L.G. and Ryan, sent us a colorful greeting with a family portrait. So, it looks like Lloyd beat out the frontrunning Jog Manchin (Secretary of State) in the Christmas Card race. On the Republican side, Mike and Melissa Oiiverio posed with their two young children: Michael and Maggie. Mike is the State Senator from Morgantown and is a statewide officeseeker once again. Likewise, Jay and Sharon Rock- efeller sent their warmest regards. The U. S. Senator and his lovely wife were in the middle panel of the card, while the side panels contained pic- tures of their grown children and grow- ing grandchildren. John V, and wife Emily, have two girls: Laura and Sophie. The final panel showed a photo of their other three children: Charles, Valerie and Justin. Ditto for the Mollohans, as U. S. Congressman Alan Mollohan and wife, Barbara, a Glenville native, posed with their very handsome family. Before the May 2004 Primary Elec- tion, I suspect that we'll receive many more cards and letters from a wide variety of political hopefuls. So, if your favorite candidate wasn't noted above, don't give up hope --- there's about four more months left to the election. An 'angry' conclusion If your name wasn't mentioned this week, it'll probably be scribedwith our note of thanks in next week's Part II of this Christmas Card column. Then, after the two-part Christmas series has been completed, I want to delve intoa topic which is getting closer to my heart and nerves these days -- anger. Beware that rll probably vent more animosities than what you'll want to hear, but I promise they'll will be instructive, if not entertaining. Thus, keep on reading and be looking for my "Anger Management, Part I" in the weeks to come! ( Mr Dear Editor, To help repair and replace the side- walk sections in the City of Glenville, it might be nice if Mayor Brian Kennedy and the members of the Glenville Sidewalks Glenville City Council would allow families to purchase and pay a reason- able price for a new sidewalk section with a marker of some type to honor a member of their family, embedded in the sidewalk and to make the down- town area look better and safer for the public. Best Wishes, Martha Reynolds Caperhart is Education's choice for Governor On Saturday, the American Fed- eration of Teachers confirmed that their choice in the Republican pri- mary was the former Secretary of Tax and Revenue, Rob Capehart. Capehart, who is the frontrunner in the Republican primary, is the only candidate to receive the endorsement of both the state's teachers unions. ." Capehart: received the endorsement ; of the West Virginia Education Asso- ; elation in Noveriaber. '. "It is a great honor to receive the : backing from both the WVEA and AFT. Education has been a focal point in my campaign. My goal as Gover- nor is to work with our teachers, so the diplom:, earned by every graduate in West Virginia can be a passport to prosperity, reflecting the highest stan- dards of excellence in the classroom," said Capehart. Capehart, who serves as Associate Professor and the Director of Tax Studies at Marshall University, has said education would be a high prior- ity within his administration and agrees that is the key to economic development in the state. Campaign Manager, Jeremy Maynard said of the endorsement, "this endorsement does not surprise us. Rob means what he says about education. On both sides of the aisle, Rob is the only candidate that has given specific proposals about the serious issues facing West Virginia." In October, Capehart outlined a specific plan on Higher Educaiton with his "Pioneer College" proposal. He will visit with West Virginia Uni- versity President, David Hardesty on Monday. For more information, call Jeremy Maynard, Campaign Manager 304- 633-0262, or candidate cell, 304-545- 7623. Need scrap In the Glenville Democrat/ Pathfindet's efforts to recycle and to reduce the waste going into our area's landfills, we editors keep a supply of old newspapers at our 108 North Court Street Offices. The general public is welcome to pick these papers up free of charge. They are good for campfires, sea- sonal packing, moving, farm use, pet training, etc. In addition, area businesses may want to use recently scrapped news- papers as informational materials about this area for mailing to prospec- tive clients or customers. Our offices at 108 North Court Street are open from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Fri. Our phone number is 304- 462-7309. Historical Society to meet on Jan. 22 At 6:30 p.m. on this Thurs., Jan. 22, the Gilmer County Historical Society will hold an important meeting at the Society's Annex behind the Holt House Museum. President Hunter Armentrout made the announcement, emphasizing that club events will be planned for the upcoming year. Open to the general public, the meetings normally divulge many interesting aspects of the county's rich historical -heritage The Society's genealogical library and historic house museum are closed on Saturdays during the winter months, but are open five days a week, according to the Society. Located in the Society's Holt House Museum at 302 East Main Street in Glenville, its public hours are Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.-1 p.m., except on holidays. Support your Gilmer County Rec- reational Center! Use it regularly for your club's special activities! Thursday, Jan. 22, 2004 -- The Glenville Democrat/Pathfinder --- Page 5 'Technology Day' good idea for GSC-CANA Mr. Hughes Bother, president of the West Virginia Technology Association, recently announced to this , newspaper that the next "Technology Day at the West Virginia Legislature" will take place on Wed., Jan. 21, 2004 in Charleston. Growing in popularity from year-to-year, the morning Technology Day session will focus on the instruc- tional exhibits set up by individual firms in the State Capitol's Rotunda. Then, in the afternoon, a "Technology Summit" dealing with "Wireless Broadband" will take place in the House of Delegates, President Bother outlines. Owing to the phenomenal growth of the technology industry in the Mountain State over the past decade, it is most appropriate that this Technology Day take place not only to brief the state legislators of the latest innovations but also to allow the many new start-up businesses and projects, like CANA, a chance to show off "their stuff." For details and to register on-line, visit this website, www.skyline-exhibits.com Mr. Bother, a seasoned economic development and technology consultant, can also he reached in his Dunbar office by phoning 304- 766-8776. Finally, since Glenville Slate College is in an innovative partnership with Carnegie Mellon University's CANA Appalachian project, it might be instructive for the legislators and the general public to see a display of what we are doing right here at GSC. During the last legislative session, the focus on the College was, unfortunately, negative. To the contrary, this GSC-CANA wireless broadband Internet access project is a positive asset to rural West Virginia. Most importantly, it demonstrates that GSC and Glen ville are on the cutting edge of the newest technologies. Moreover, our model can be applied to other small West Virginia communities in bringing rural progress to their areas via better and speedier access to countless opportunities in education, economic development and communications. That's something great happening at Glenville State College that our state's legislators ought to be apprised of! DHC By Joseph J. Mazzella I have a new buddy. His kind face and sweet disposition always make my days brighter and my soul lighter. His loving nature and playful person- ality always make me want to live my life with a little more love and joy, as well. I am sure, too, that my buddy's wonderful friendship will continue to bless me and my family for years and years to come and that his goodness, as well as his body, will continue to grow and grow and grow. You see, my new buddy is an eight- week old Saint Bernard that we named "Buddy." Now you might wonder how I could possibly take in another dog when I already can't lower a hand in my house without a furry head walk- ing under it to be petted. S011, when I saw the light of love and joy shining in my wife's eyes when she first held "Buddy" I knew I would be making room for him in our home. When it comes to loving others there is always room for one more it seems. It doesn't Y matter, either, if that someone is a soon to he two-hundred pound dog. I am sure God was smiling when he saw us stop at the truck with the Saint Bernard puppies, and I am sure He will enjoy a laugh or two at seeing "Buddy" walking me when he is full grown. I know, too, that this dog will bless my life, my wife's life, my children's lives, and the lives of many others before he is done. His gentleness, sweetness, love, and inablity to hate anyone will inspire me to be a better person myself. I will become one step closer to being the person God always wanted me to be, thanks to this furry angel. I will hopefully become not only the person "Buddy" thinks I am, but also the person "Buddy" already is. May each of you follow the ex- ample of our furry angels out there then. May each of you become the person God meam for you to he. May each of you decide to stick with love and joy and be a buddy to the world. Civic leader calls for regular EDA General Membership meetings During the public comment period of the Jan. 15 Gilmer County Economic Development meeting, a local civic leader proposed that the body hold regular General Membership meetings. Mr. Jim Bailey, the 2003 Gilmer Countian of the Year, requests periodical General Membership meetings in order to get the public's input on what directions the EDA should take. "Our noontime meetings, here (at the Courthouse), are always good, but there is never any time left to discuss the issues that are important to the group," he observes. The meetings typically last for only one hour, not permitting adequate public discussion. The EDA meetings had been scheduled for the noon lunch period because, traditionally, that's the easiest time to get all of the board rncmhers --- most of whom are business people -- together. He, also, urges the members to attend the Mort., Jan. 26 Walkable Commu- nities Day at the Legislature. "Many communities have installed walking trails which have helped to increase tourism in their areas," he relates. Board of Review & Equalization to deal with tax as- The Gilmer County Commission's Board of Review and Equalization is currently taking place from Jan. 22 to Feb. 5, beginning each working day at 1 p.m. if an appointment has been previously made. During this time, county taxpayers will have the opportunity to clarify disputes in tax assessments, not re- solved with the County Tax Assessor. It is the taxpayer's responsibility to provide evidence of error to the County Commission. Classification and/or taxability are not to be included in these reviews. Appointments must be made to meet with the Commission regarding any of these matters. 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Straight Talk from Glenville State College Fall 2004 GSC PROMISE Scholarship Recipients Will Receive Pocket PCs The incoming class of(, st Virginia PROMISE (Providing Real Opportunities for Maximizing in-state Student Excellence) Scholarship recipiefits at Glenville State College this fall will be welcomed with an extra reward for their high achievements and choice of GSC. Each PROMISE Scholar that attends GSC will receive a Dell Axim Pocket PC, which will be able to provide them with endless possibilities in and out of the classroom. The Dell Axim Pocket PCs will be awarded to each of the GSC PROMISE Scholarship recipients in the fall. Pocket PCs provide a highly portable solution for students to take notes, browse the Intemet, write papers and more - all in the palm of their hand. Each Pocket PC will be loaded with Windows XP processing system, as well as Microso(l Word and Excel. Although similar in size to PDAs, the Pocket PCs will provide the func- tionality of a personal computer in a handheld format. Each Pocket PC will be equipped with a wireless Intemet network cards, which will allow students to browse the Intemet and send email when the new wireless broadband service is completed on campus. They will also come with a snap-on keyboard to allow students to type just as if they were sitting at a desktop computer. PROMISE Scholarships are available to all high school graduates who complete school in West Virginia with a 3.0 grade point average in their core and overall coursework, as well as a com- posite ACT score of at least 21, or a combined SAT score of 1000 (with a minimum ACT sub score of 19 in all subject areas or a minimum score of 470 on the English section and a 460 on the. math section of the SAT), a full tuition scholarship to a state college or university or an equivalent dollar scholarship ($2800) to an in-state private college. Unlike other scholarships, the PROMISE Scholarship is based purely on the student's achievements, not on a parent's financial resources, the college's resources or any other factors. The PROMISE Scholarship program hopes to increase the number of West Virginia residents with a college degree. Currently, only 16.3 percent of West Virginians over the age of 25 have a college degree-compared to 21.7% in the southeastern states and 24.4% in the United States as a whole. By rewarding achievements, the PROMISE scholarship program encourages students to maintain a high level of .academic achievement during their time in high school so that they may further their education and receive a college degree, without putting a financial burden on their families: Any student interested in applying for the PROMISE Scholarship can apply now at www.WVAPPLY.com or by obtaining a copy of the application from their high school counselor. The deadline to complete the .application is January 21, 2004. Each student must also complete the Free Application For Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form, which must be received by March 1, 2004. All applicants who receive PROMISE Scholarships will be mailed a letter on April 1, 2004. Each student's final grades will be verified in June.