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................... m 1 Page 16 ---The Gienville Democrat/Pathfinder --- Thursday, Jan. 22, 2004 . GILMER COUNTY and slid on snow and ice. Collins SHERIFF'S DEPT. ran off the road into a guardrail. CRASH REPORT She ran over a fence in two areas, as well as shrubs, and struck the On Jan. 6, 2004, a 1997 Chevyside of a house. Monte Carlo owned by Michael Dale On Jan. 12, 2004, Nancy Elane Lipscomb, 27, of Alum Bridge, was Bush, 52, of Troy, driving a 2004 sitting on the berm of Jackson Street Suburban, was traveling east on inGlenvillewhenitwasstruckonthe SR 33/119 when the rear left tire driver's side quarter panel by a 2003 and wheel came off of a 1988 Ford Geo Tracker, driven by DeannaTruck driven by Harvey G. King, Dawn Placer, 24, of Glenville. 36, of Glenville. The tire and wheel On Jan. 8, 2004, Betty Loraine struck Bush's vehicle on the left Jenkins, 66, of Glenville, driving a front bumper, causing damage. 1994 Chevrolet four-door, wastrav- On Jan. 13, 2004, a 1996 cling on Cedar Creek Road when Chrysler, owned by Lois A. her vehicle slid on the snow-covered Ramsey, 57, of Burnsville, was road and hit a fence and gate be- parked in a space in the annex at longing to Roger Minigh on the right Sand Fork Elementary School. The side of the road. vehicle was struck on the driver On Jan. 8, 2004, Angel Collins, side rear door, tire and fender. No 27, of Webster Springs, driving a culprit was apprehended, but red 1993 Oldsmobile, was driving east and white paint was left on the on SR 5 when she came to a curve Chrysler. State trying to resolve voter registration problems Someglitchesinthestatewidevoter the registration software had made registration system have stalled the it difficult to enter street addresses process ofregistering voters in nearly for voters. Before, only a range of half of West Virginia's 55 counties, including Gilmer. ~,:~:. Gilmer County Clerk Beverly ~i::~: ~: Marks, along with County Book- ~'~ ~ keeper Norma Hurley and Kay Henline, Deputy Clerk, recently at- i :~{~ tended a Secretary of State-organized PowerPoint presentation at Glenville State College designed to help her staffand other County Clerk staffs in surrounding counties with the prob- ,, lems they face, due to the software glitches. In theory, the new system, imple- :~- mented by Secretary of State Joe ~::~::::::~::~=~,~ :: .]~i~l~:~ ~..~.: ~ ~ : /~l Manchin, was intended to streamline 1~ the process of keeping accurate records of the 1.06 million voters in the state by building a centralized ~:~ database of registered West Uirginia | NI voters. Before, each county had its own way to keep track of voter rolls, and BEVERLY MARKS hardly any county used to same sys- GLMER COUNTY CLERK tem. Also designed to reduce vote fraud, the system should have been street addresses can be entered, which a dream come true for county clerks doesn't lend itself to complete accu- throughout the state. It has turned racy when trying to effectively keep into a headache, however, track of individual voters. "We are so busy right now. It ere- Technicians have revised the sys- ates stress knowing that you have all tern to allow for individual street of this voter registration work that addresses. you cannot process," Marks said. "We're hoping thai it will make it One of the problems with regis-easier on the counties and helps speed tering voters lies with their physical up things with the street addressing," addresses. Each voter must supply a said Jan Casto, deputy Secretary of physical address, but one glitch in State. FILING FOR BOE POST - Gilmer County resident Kelly Radcliff (right) of Dekatb District fills out the necessary paperwork to file for candidacy on the upcoming Board of Education ballot, while Gilmer County Circuit Clerk Lane Smith (left) guides the process. Radcliff is a citizen wholehearetdty involved in local public education and athletic endeavors. The last day for candidates for any office to file is Jan. 31. Sand Fork native dies of unknown cause on Toler's Fork last weekend Afterdrivinghisvehicleintoaditch lions, so the investigating State and getting stuck sometime Sunday Trooper didn't know if, after getting evening or early Monday morning, stuck, hehadsufferedaheartattackor Guy Collins, 68, apparently stepped drowned after exiting his vehicle and out to the ground and met his death, falling in the creek. The Burnsville resident, who was a State Trooper B.R. Henderson of native of Sand Fork, was driving on the Braxton Detachment is the inves- Toler's Fork in Braxton County near tigating officer, and the investigating theDuskCampareaofGilmerCounty,is continuing. according to Braxton County State Althoughcommonparlancearound Police authorities. The deceased was the Glenville area Tuesday advanced found face up in 8-to- 10 inches of several different rumors about the in- water in Toler Fork Creek at 10 a.m. cident, the Braxton Detachment con- Mon., Jan. 19, they specified,firmed that the death was actually in The body was transferred to the that county, not in Gilmer at Dusk State Medical Examiner in Kanawha Camp as local people had thought. County for an autopsy. The Burns- See Mr. Collins's obitua~, on page ville man had several medical condi- 5 in this week's paper Federal Emergency Management ration will not be completed until Agency(FEMA)disasterofficiaisre- later this year, it may be the most ported recently that more than $60 costly oft he four disasters. million in federal and state funds were Stephen Kappa, state coordinating provided in 2003 to help West Virgin- officer for the West Virginia Office of tans recover from four presidential Emergency Management, noted"I am declarations. The figure includes pleased with the outstanding effort nearly $30 million in assistance to and support provided by our federal individuals and famlies; $17 million partners in assisting West Virginia in public assistance for infrastructure recover from these devastating disas- projects, including highway and ters. Even with the record rainfalllast bridge repairs; and $12.5 million in year, the fact that we had communi- U. S. Small Business Administration ties and individuals take steps to miti- (SBA) low-interest loans to owners, gate for future storms certainly less- renters and businesses of all sizes, cnedtheimpactthatthesestormscould Additional allocations were made to have had." the Crisis Counseling and Disaster Applicationsfordisasteras,-istance Unemployment Assistance programs, for the November storms will be ac- FEMA funds 100 percent of the cepted through the close of business cost for housing assistance and 75 on January 20; however, this is merely percent for Other Needs Assistance the application deadline. Once the (ONA) and Public Assistance fund- indvidualsapply, their casescontinue eng. The state allocates funding for to be processed through normalchan- the additional 25 percent for both nels. programs. Reflecting back on 2003's disaster Presidential disaster declarations activity, Federal Coordinating Oficer were approved in March. June, Sep- Michael Bolch said, "This past year tember, and November 2003. As a has shown us that disasters can strike result of these declarations, 52 coun- multiple times and with little or no ties suffered atleastone disaster dec- warning. West Virginians suffered laration, which affected their com- from floods, heavy rains and land- munities; 22 counties were affected slides. Even Hurricane Isabel dealt a by two disasters; and 10 counties had blow in September. Our goal is to significant damage and received as- ensure that we all remain alert to sistance in three disaster decalrations disasters and take step~ to mitig~, during the year. Of the 55 West Vir- against future events." q ginia counties, only Pleasants, Tyler FEMA records indicate that West and Wood were unscathed by the 2003 Virginia led the nation in the need for major disasters, federal aid requiring four major de- StalL, tics of the five top cc,,nties saster declarations in 2003, followed having s~gniticant d~saster acuvlty by three each tor Kentucky, Ohio, during the calendar year 2003 include: Tennessee and Virginia. In all, FEMA Kanawha Ccunty. totaling more than responded to 56 major disasters and $12.6 million in disaster assistance, 19 emergency declarations involving followed by Lincon at $2.98 million; 37 states and the District of Colum- Logan and Mingo more than $2.7 bia, American Samoa, Micronesia, million each; and Wayne $2.3 mil- Puerto Rico and the U.S.Virgin Is- lion. Kanawha, Lincoln, Logan and lands. 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