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bridge and have liked it. as well as a asthatofGilmerCounty,buttheGlen- Nevertheless. Mary makes the polnt Thursday, January 29, 2009-- The Glenville Democrat/Pathfinder -- Page 5A ville newspapers reach many people outside the county, most of whom have a local connection. Then. there's the college alumni publication and the Glenville High School website. With two or three publications making the need know to former Glenville and Gilmer County residents, surely enough contribuuons will come in. without causing anyone much sacri- fice. Then. of course, there could be collection boxes placed ]n prominent (and safe) places at the Folk Festival." Another idea is for local businesses to sponsor a "Bridge Day," hopefully not like the one in Fayetteville where the wild ones parachute off the New River Bridge each October. To jump .... :!!; THE 'OLD BRIDGE' IN DOWNTOWN GLENVILLE m JAN. 2009 that for Glenville's Bridge Day, mer- chants could donate a percentage of their profits to fund the restorauon. Another idea with currency (no pun intended ) is to hold a "Bridge Party," perhaps sponsored by Mrs. Betsy Barr. our GSC First Lady, Mary suggests. v/ith a percentage of the proceeds going to saving the bridge. For this gala event, the light refreshments, she thinks, could be contributed by the Glenville Woman's Club. or some other non-profit organization. If the "Bridge Party" idea doesn't strike interest, why not hold a "Bridge Bingo." for everyone likes bingo. Again, with a portion of the winnings going toward the Old Bridge Fund. As you can tell, Mary Crawford Clawsey hasn't forgotten her Glen- ville roots, is proud of them. and wants to do her .share to preserve her trea- sured childhood memories of Gilmer County and its majestic "Old Bridge." Indeed, she exclaims. "I'd hate to see it collapse!" "Why haven't you formed a bank account for saving this bridge?," she quickly and affirmatively inquired of me. "I don't know?." I replied, but I'll find out. Enter Gilmer County's Public Citi- zen No. 1 Jim Bailey. He'd read my note in last week's edition, calling for a bank account to be opened. That led to his visit to this office last Friday and this Monday. Jim outlines that checks for the Old Bridge Fund can be made out and about this worthy preservation cause. telephone him at either the History Center. 304-462-4295. or at home. 462-7507. Another issue that Mary caught me by surprise on was: "Why haven't you printed a picture of the bridge in the newspaper? That would create more interest in saving it!" With her request in mind. I'm plac- ing a couple of pictures of the Old Bridge in this edition. You. or I. don't say no to Mary Crawford Clawsey, a lady who loves her Glenville and Gilmer County roots. She can be reached at home at aida 1200 @ hotmail, corn Another old English pro/ Taking about English teachers, we just got a subscription renewal from Edward and Andrea Palm. 9376 Kristine Dr. NW, Bremerton WA 98311. Dr. Ed Palm was the longtime English and Language Division's chair at GSC about a decade ago, while Andrea was very active in the com- munity• Bremerton is one of the best cities under 100.000 to live in the USA. and has ample educational institutions. There's a naval base, too. and I be- lieve that Ed had once taught at the Naval Academy, so Bremerton must be to their liking. Our best wishes to the Palms for a Happy New Year of 2009 ! The end Have a great week, kind readers! Hope all goes well for you! Final Interim: Roll up your sleaves, legislative work continues 10:00AM -t I:00AM: Select Com- mmee C - Infrastructure, House Gov. Org. 11:00 AM -12:00 PM: Joint Com- mittee on Government Ore., House Gov. Org. 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM : Forest Man- agement Review Commission, House Gov. Org. 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM: Joint Standing Committee on.FinanciL House Go.v. Ore.' "~': : - - ...... 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM: Joint Standing Committee on the Judiciary, House Chamber 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM: Joint Standing Committee on Education. House Chamber 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM: Joint Standing Committee on Pensions and Retire- ment. Senate Judiciary 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM: Post Audits Subcommittee, Senate Finance 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM: Joint Legisla- tive Oversight Commission on State Water Resources, House Judiciary 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM: Legislative Oversight Commission on Education Accountability, Senate Finance Tuesday, February 10 9:00 AM - l 0:00 AM: Select Com- mittee D - Health. House Finance 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM: Legislative Oversight Commission on Educa- tion Accountability, Senate Finance 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM: Legislative Rule-Making Review. Senate Jude- ciary 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM: Agriculture and Agri-business Committee. House Gov. Org. 11:00 AM -12:00 PM: Legislative Oversight Commission on Health and Human Resources. House Finance 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM: Joint Comm. on Government Operations, House Chamber 12:00 PM-2:00 PM: Joint Standing C6mmittee off Government Orgafi~- zation, House Cl~ainber 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM: Joint Standing Committee on Finance. House Cham- ber 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM: Joint Standing Committee on the Judiciary, House Gov. Org. 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM: Joint Comm. on Government and Finance. Senate Finance 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM : Joint Standing Committee on Education. House Chamber How to contact me Please address your mail to the Capitol office at: Building 1. Room 228-M. Charleston. WV 25305. My office telephone number is 340-3220 or fax to 340-3213. For those with Interne, access, my e-mail address is Boggs34 @ aol. com You also may obtain additional leg- islative information, including the copies of bills, conference reports, daily summaries, interim highlights, ... cont'd ... and other information from the Legislature's web site at http:// www. l e g is. state, wv. us/ If you write or leave a message, please remember to include your phone number with your inquiry and any details you can provide. Addi- tional information, including agency links and state government phone de- rectory may be found at www.wv.gov Remember to thank a ,veteran for their service to our nation and con- tinue to remember our troops -- at home and abroad -- and keep them and their families in your thoughts and prayers. Until next week. take care! '03 Ford Explorer silver.was $9,480 ........... NOW $?, 580 '04 Dodge Dakota burgundy.was $10,880 ...... NOW $9,880 '05 Chevy Malibu green.was $10,660 ........... NOW $8,580 '03 Jeep Wrangler red.was $fO, SSO ........... NOW $9,480 '07 Mazda 6 silver/oaded.was $15,TaO .......... owSt 3,180 '06 Subaru Impreza 2 5 RS. was $13,560 ,..NOW $12,980 goodly number of nanve out-of- staters and old Glenville High School graduates who no long live here. She's like all of them to have their memo- ries of the bridge recorded ,or poster- ity in this newspaper. With the support of local busi- nesses, government, residents and former residents• she believes that the $26.000 in matching funds to underwrite the grant to stabilize and restore old bridge can be achieved. Starting the Fund Drive In a follow-up e-mail, Mary pro- pounds. "Who will start a drive to raise the matching $26.000 to restore the Historic Steel Truss Bridge (known to many of us. simply, as the try, a good chunk of ~t in marrla~ counseling. A popular talk of his t high school girls (guys seem le, interested in such guidance) is m titled Whom Not to Marry. "'Youn women need to listen bef()re they fa seriously in love. because then it wi be too late." he comments. "Infatu~ ugh trumps judgment." "Hollywood says you can Le deeply in love with someone ard then your marriage will work. B ~t you can be deeply in love with some- one to whom you cannot be succesS- fully married." "Never marry a man who has no friends. This usually means that he will be incapable of the intimacy that marriage demands. And if he has friends, what are his friends like? What do your friends and family members think of him?" "Does he use money reasonably? Is he stingy? Most marriages that fail do so because of money - she's thrifty, he's on his 10th credit card '" "Steer clear of someone whose life you can run. who never makes demands counter to yours. It's good to have a doormat in the home. but not if it's your husband." "Is he overly attached to his mother and her mythical apron strings? When he wants to make a decision. say, about where you should go on your honeymoon, he doesn't consult you. he consults his mother. (I've known cases where the mother ac- "Does he have a sense of humo~ That covers a multitude of sins." "A therapist friend insists that "more marriages are killed by si- lence than by violence.' The strong, silent type can be charming but ulti- mately destructive• Paul of Tarsus got it right when he said. 'in all your dealings with one another, speak the truth to one another in love that you may grow up." "Don't marry a problem character thinking you will change him. He's a heavy drinker, or some other kind of addict, but if he marries a good woman, he'll settle dowry. People are the same after marriage as be- lore. only more so." "Take a good. unsentimental look at his family - you'll learn a lot about him and his attitude towards women. Kay made a monstrous mistake mar- rying Michael Corleone! Is there a history of divorce in the family? An atmosphere of racism, sexism or prejudice in his home? Are his goals and deepest beliefs worthy and simi- lar to yours?" "Finally: Does he possess those character traits that add up to a good human being - the willingness to forgive, praise, be courteous? Or is he inclined to be a fibber, to fits of rage, a control freak, envious of you, secretive?" "After I regale a group with this talk. the despairing cry goes up: 'But you've eliminated evervone!' Life is unfair." 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The problem has nothing tO do with a parole board that has been castigated numerous times for failing to fairly approach any reasonable pro- gram of parole. It has nothing tO do with having a court system headed by a 'Supreme Court of Refusals' that has led the nation for the past six years as a "judicial hellhole.' It has nothing to do with prosecu- tors so determined to "win" that they abuse every fair trial and due process right they can get away with. while the court-appointed lawyer sits at the defense table and gives his best imi- tation of a man gone deaf and dumb. The problem has nothing to do with cops committing perjury to in- dict and convict a 'suspect' and the cover-up of that criminal behav!or by the other system cohorts (the cutesy- pie phrase the system has thought up for this 'tactic' is "testi-lying"). Testi- lying has become blase, even when it violates the state's felony perjury laws. The problem has nothing to do with the rapidly decaying effectiveness of court-appointed lawyers, ineffective because the most lucrative (and the safest) way to survive in a corrupt system is to appease the corrupt judges and prosecutors. No-Siree-Bob. the problem isn't the corrupt criminal justice system, the problem is a paucity of cells for the state's prison industry. Submitted by: Jim Lucas, Inmate Mt. Olive Correctional Institution Montgomery (Editor's Note: The conclusion of this letter will be published in next week's paper.) MINI-STORAGE 44ko 4?g Not enough room? See us for your storage needs! Multiple sizes monthly rates 5x10- *25 10xl0- *35 10x15 - *45 10x20- *55 '06 Jeep Liberty sport, blue.was $13680 ..... NOWs | 2,980 '04 Ford Freestar Limited, leather, $~ ~[~ captain's chairs, blue ...................................... NOW ~,~ '08 Toyota Yaris si/ver, only $ ~ ~ ~A~ 5,000 miles, was $13,t80 ............................... 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[0,880 , 5 0t Jeep Cherokee 4xl, Sport, auto. red, only 70,O00miles ~,~80 '05 Chevy Silverado 2500 4xt, white ............ $] 3,880 ' s|3 880 '03 Chevy Z71 1500 lxl, ext cab ................... , '06 Ford 1:-150 lx4, SuperCrew, XLT, gold ............... 014,880 NO have finandn9 for See our special finance department* I I Not Everyone Calls n Me Father ' By Edwin Daschbach SVD Why is a 'bridge,' esPecially an old one, so important? ... cont'd ..: II i !il m N Marrv off our Old Bridge would cause only mailed tothe:"GilmerC°untyttis- I Who ot to lections of the old bridge, but, more Old Bridge)9' importantly, believes that others, like Continuing, she outlines "That • a broken leg or two, instead of instant toricLandmarksCommission," (Note: I herself, alsohave them. Many local amount might be hard to come up with death like at the 900-feet high New "Old Bridge Fund" on your check), Father Pat Connor, SVD, is a 79 companies the couple on thei h n- people, she suspects, have used the inanareawithsuchasmallpopulation River Bridge. PO Box 9I. Glenville WV 26351. year old Catholic priest I know. He eymoon!)" If you desire more information has spent his life in pastoral mini, •