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Thursday, Feb. 5, 2004 -- The Gienviile Democrat/Pathfinder -- Page 3B m ,d at the er on Fri- :and his ring that ~upper at irthday. ~g better. ;urprised as I was. illil dcliff KRISTINA DIANNE SMITH Spencer woman accepted into WVU College of ;ighbors ter of Bob and Dianne Smith of Spen- the cold cer, the granddaughter of Robert L. =an't get Smith and the late Chestine Smith of ving her Spencer, and Forrest Levere and Pearl Heiney of Glenville, a 2000 graduate ;sing in of Roane County High School and a By Kristal Sheets, Staff Reporter With three of the city's five council members present, the Glenviile City Council was able to get back to busi- ness at 7 p.m. on Mon., Feb 2. (Only two council members were present during the last City Council meeting; absent form this month's meeting were Kay Miller and Dennis Fitzpatrick.) During the public delegation por- tion of the meeting, Reta Kight ap- peared before the council to outline the work that lies ahead regarding application to FEMA for the agency' s program to acquire properties and re- locate repeat flood victims. Cooperation during the application process was requested of the City. Mayor Brian Kennedy said, "I'm all for this program." Council Member Jim Mencer com- mented, 'T ve been contacted by sev- eral people in [the] Brooklyn [Drive area} who are interested in pursuing the buy-out option." The council's participation will be Kristina Dianne Smith, the daugh- discussed during the February budget meeting. Walking Trail Jim Fealy, Executive Director of the Gilmer County Economic Devel- opment Association, Denny Pounds, recent graduate of West Virginia Uni- ts!owed~ O versity (December 2003)has been ". are 51 accepted into WVU College of Law. [nl- to move ;e, President of the GCEDA, Darren Felt, a GCEDA Board member, and Jim Bailey appeared before the council to speak about the next steps to be taken to move the Walking Trail (formerly called the River Trail) forward. These steps include advertising to request qualified engineers to eventu- ally bid on working with the Walking Trail committee to plan the route of the trail. Once this has been accomplished, the plans will serve as a guide to solicit public-and private funds re- quired to meet the $56,000 fund match of the $226,000 grant. It has been established that the trail will be constructed in phases, to lessen the burden of raising the entire $56,000 match. Even so, members of the City Council are concerned with raising the funds. Mayor Brian Kennedy wants definite commitments from various entities who will help fund the project over time and in phases. Darren Felt commented, "We need the city council behind this so we can take the next step." Yard Sale Ordinance The second reading of the city's proposed Flea Market/Yard Sale or- dinance took place during Monday's meeting. The ordinance outlines that property owners may hold only four yard sales or flea markets in view of the public per year, and only for three days at a time. Fines for violations of the ordinance are set at no less than $25 and no more than $100; each additional day that the ordinance is violated will constitute a separate in- fraction. Street Signs Council members approved the plan to sell old Glenville Street signs via sealed bids from interested individu- als. The signs will be displayed in a public place, and a list of signs to be bid on will be published as well. There will be no minimum bid, and each sign will have to be bid upon sepa- rately. Great American Clean Up AIs0 approved (3-0) was the city's participation in the Great American Clean Up, starting Sat., April 24 at 12:00 p.m. Glenville will use the day to launch a concentrated effort to clean up trash in the area, remove remain- ing flood debris, and remove garbage and trash from spots such as Glass factory Hill and the hillside off Col- lege Street. The meeting adjourned at 9 p.m. The next regular City Council meet- ing will be held on Men., March 1. Brent Benjamin Runs fro" West Campground Reservations With four different types of camp- sites available, guests may customize their visits to fit their needs at West Virginia State Parks and Forests. These sites offer a variety of accomodations from deluxe camp- sites with all the modern conveniences to more primitive sites with some basic water and sanitation facilities. Many parks allow reservation of these sites for recreational pleasure. Up to 50 percent of campsites at Babcock, Beech Fork, Blackwater Falls, Bluestone, Camp Creek, Cedar Creek, Chief Logan, Coopers Rock State Forest, Greenbrier State Forest, Holly River, North Bend, Pipstem Resort, Tomlinson Run, Twin Falls Resort and Watoga are obtainable for seasonable reservation. Canaan Val- ley Resort has increased the amount of sites available for reservation to 25. All other campsites are rented on a first-come, first-served basis. At Stonewall Resort, all campsites are available for reservation. Camping reservation season usu- ally begins the Friday before Memo- rial Day and ends Labor Day, with the exception of Canaan Valley Resort, October, and Stonewall Jackson Lake, where the season is April 1 through the closing of the campgrounds. Kanawha State Forest takes reserva- tions for Memorial Day, July 4 and Labor Day weekends. A minimum of two nights with a maximum of 14 nights is necessary when making a reservation. Reservations may be made in writ- ing, by calling toll-free 1-800-CALL WVA, or in person up to two days in advance with a deposit for the entire rental fee, plus a $5 handling fee, West Virginia state parks and forests accept deposits made with a personal check, money order or credit card (VISA, MasterCard, American Ex- press, Diner's Club and Discover.) Mail-in reservations will be ac- cepted from February 15 to March 14. Contact the particular park in advance by phone to request reservation forms. All reservations must be postmarked on or after February 15 or they will be returned. If February 15 falls on a Sunday or legal holiday. A maximum of three reservations will be accepted. If an envelope con- tains more than three reservations, all where the s on continu hvgogh fg_r __s wi! _returnS. Nationwide A CT Test is April 3 for college-bound students; registration Kristina graduated with a B.A. in * 'sr "o,o y n m'oo io o muni- r e c I I e n t s - Supreme Court deadline is February 27. cationStudieswithacumulativegrade 1='= Promising an active campaign, ten, years." College-bound high school students Some students find it more com- point average of 3.94. She achieved Our Sunreme Court needs to be- cantaketheACTAssessmentonApril fortable than an aptitude test because yard the WVU Dean's List every semester ~1. 11 11 O ILl 11 Ik,, g ILl Charleston attorney Brent Benjamin ..... ro~:m for o~a,ml in~tic.e and 3,2004, the next nationwide test date. it reflects their high school curncu- Reci"ients of the 2003 04 Mini- recently filed to run for the West and achieved a 4.0 grade point aver- ,-, - ~'~ .... o:ects and Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals. ~;~,~,~'~ ,'~ ~'11"" s"~'id~eni~-n'in"~ -" The registration postmark deadline is lure. TheACTwasadministeredmore age six of seven semesters, winning tJrants mr ~lassroom r, ~1 " "" le -'on to the hi-best "--'I"t"shoul~ln't matter who you are February 27. Late registration post- than two million times last year. thePresidentialAwardforExcellence Math/Science Grants, programs of m seeking e. cu .... g when you seek justice, you should mark deadline is March 12 (an addi- Importanttips--Studentswhohave "n,~ ~a .... ,;,,,, Alliance have been court, uenjamm, a ~epuoucan, ac- Scholarship. In addition, Kristinawas selected. One hundred forty-six teach- ............... cused the Supreme Court of leglsla~ -t have an equal opportunity to t.hatjus- tional fee is required for late registra- already taken the ACT can take it 'ip will awarded the WVU Leadership Schol- rice. We must remove the politics, tion). .... .again and try for. a higher ~:xeZUnne ers in 42 counties have received grants ing from me bench, ~orgettmg ~ts role 'owd in arshiPKristinain thewasfall Ofalso2000.awarded the of up to $500 each ($1,000 for Math/ as an .... impartial arbiter of the state bias and partisanship from the system ACT scores are accepteo oy virtu- mrs can use melr scores to exam Eberly College of Arts and Sciences Science grants), totaling $60,000. Consmuuon. and law, and judging and ensure that everyone is treated ally all colleges and universities in academic weaknesses, take courses Linda Jones of Troy Elementarv re- cases to acmeve aoesveuresm~, t~en- fairly. That's what is right. That's the nation, including all Ivy League to correct those weaknesses and re- )se that Certificate of Achievement for all ..... i what I will do on the Court." schools. The test fee is $26 ($29 in take the exam as seniors. Students t c'aivad a mini-~rant for Prelect jam|n pledged to restore fa|rness, ba- three years of attendance. Kristina ~R-3.7t.I (-En'-viron~nental and Renew- ance and stability to the Supreme Benjamin becomes the third candi- Florida). Colleges use ACT scores, who take the exam more than once I as we was inducted into the Psi Chi Honors date, and the only Renublican, to file along with a student's high school can report only their highest compos- Fraternity, which is the NationaIHnors able Technology Habitat). Court ..... . friend, Society in Psychology. She was also The Education Alliance is a nri, ' Special interest justice and judi- for the seat on the high court currently GPA, high school courses taken, ex- lte score to prospecUve colleges ff :d. We inducted into the Golden Key Honors vate, non-profit organization with~the cial activ~m by a majority, on ~ held by Warren McGraw. McGraw tracurricular activities and other in- they choose. mission to create positive, systemic ~upreme t.ourt nave nun tins state, and Jim Rowe, of GreenbrierCounty, formation to help determine admis- For more information, including Society, which required her to be in -- , ...... have filed as Democrats sions and the appropriate course place- registration forms and test locations, ' thetop 15% ofher class. Shewasalso change in West Virginias public s md~Cltmg arecentcon- Ben'amin is a trial liti ator and a ment for new students, contact your high school guidance :leanly~ knife " inducted into Gamma Beta Phi Hen- cationschlS'AllianceOther programSinclude: Readf theAloudEdU- jam|nCtUS'lnaaaeaY me,matre,,r~_ man .our t:ourt~JrUP's.i..acKtSen;olt member of the CharlestonJ glaw firmof The AcTAssessment |s an ach|eve- ..... counselor orreglster onhne on AC~'s ors Fraternity. 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