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Page 2A -- The Glenville Democrat -- Thursday, February 12, 2009 Economic Stimulus Package Advances Congressman Alan B. Mollohan said that the House Appropriations Committee approved an economic [ answersStimulus PresidentPackage lateBarackYesterdaYobama,sthat inaugural call for "action bold and swift.., not only to create new jobs, but to lay a new foundation for growth." Mollohan, a senior member of the Appropriations Committee, said that the American Recovery and Rein- vestment Act would pump a total of $825 billion into the economy - the $550 billion in new spending approved by last night's 35-22 committee vote, plus an additional $275 billion in tax CUTS. "This legislation would meet our immediate goal of injecting money into a deteriorating economy, slow- ing job loss today and creating new jobs tomorrow," Mollohan said. "Equally important is how it would meet that goal. First, it would begin to reverse years of neglect that have allowed our academic and scientific capabilities to fall behind and our physical infrastructure to fall into dis- repair. Second, it would help states weather the downturn by helping fund Medicaid, law enforcement, and other critical needs. Finally, our bill would SUNFIRE TANNING AND SALON, 18 E. MAIN ST., GLENVILLE LICENSED MASSAGETHERAPIST- LMT Jessica Greathouse consulting with a Sunfire client. TANNING BED- This is one of serveral tanning beds at Sunfire. It allows for an all over tan, even getting the hard-to-tan spots. EXTENSIVE LINE OF LOTIONS- Sunfire Tanning and Salon offers a number of different lotions to aid in getting tan in the beds. They also offer different designer products, such asjewlery, purses, and make up. TANNING BED- This is a shot of the inside of one of LOUNGE AREA- This shows the comfortable Sunfire's tanning beds. Each bed is sanitized by an environment Sunfire Tanning and Salon offers, employee after each use. including chairs, a television and magazines. C00ork and 00rers, ,znce 00affs Off By Brandy Burkhammer, Staff Re- porter Sunfire Tanning and Salon offi- cially celebrated their one year anm- versary on January 14. 2009. Though the business has been through some hard umes in the past year. such as losing most of their inventory to the flood last June. none of it was enough to keep this business down. The owners were fortunate enough to have insurance, and their supplies were replaced, allowing the business to keep running and provid- ing the Glenville community with their tanning and salon services. When Sunfire Tanning and Salon opened in January 2008, they offered four tanning beds and one employee to provide hair and nail services. Now. Sunfire Tanning and Salon has ex- panded to six tanning beds. including one stand up bed. two cosmotologists. and two licensed massage therapists. Sunfire Tanning and Salon's new cosmotologists are Carrie Wildman. who has been with Sunfire since the provide desperately needed support for laid-off workers, their families, and other casualties of the recession." The package includes $30 billion for highway and bridge improve- ments, $9.5 billion for drinking water and sewer projects, $41 billion to up- grade K-12 schools, $24 billion to modernize health information tech- nology and improve preventative care, $16 billion to repair public housing, $6 billion to weatherize the homes of lower-income families, and $6 billion to expand wireless and broadband internet access in rural areas. "President Obama reminded us on Tuesday that 'everywhere we look, there is work to be done,'" Mollohan added. "This is something that West Virginians understand all too well. We are prepared to undertake that work - to build sewer lines in our remote areas, to finish highway projects connecting our cities, to pro- tect our river communities from floods, and to repair aging schools throughout our state. This vote brings that work one critical step closer." Mollohan, who chairs the Com- merce, Justice, and Science Appro- priations Subcommittee, noted that the package includes $4 billion for state and local law enforcement. "The Byrne Justice Assistance grants and the COPS program have been ex- tremely helpful to our rural police and sheriff's departments," Mollohan said. "The FBI just released a report showing violent crime on the increase in small towns across the United States. This money will save lives and protect our families." Finally, the legislation would pro- vide immediate assistance to workers and families who have been most harmed by the economic downturn. It includes $43 billion for unemploy- ment benefits and job training, $39 billion to help those who have lost their jobs maintain healthcare cover- age, and $20 billion to increase food stamp benefits. Another important provision expands on legislation Mollohan authored two years ago to provide meals to at-risk teens in quali- fied after-school programs. Mollohan' s 2007 language authorized the program in West Virginia; today's legislation would expand it nation- ally. The legislation must be passed by the full House and Senate before be- ing sent to the President for his signa- ture. Rockefeller Gains Medicaid Relief for WV Senator Jay Rockefeller has an- nounced that he successfully fought to include state fscal relief in the Senate Finance Committee's eco- nomic recovery legislation. As a re- sult of Rockefeller's efforts, the Fi- nance plan contains $87 billion in Medicaid relief- including $464 mil- lion for West Virginia - to help sus- tain Medicaid programs at a time when states might otherwise be forced to make deep cuts. "Medicaid is a critical safety net for nearly 400,000 West Virginians- it is the economic foundation of our health care infrastructure," Rockefeller said. "States are grap- pling with tough budget choices as this national economic crisis hits home. By giving states additional Medicaid support, we hope to prevent cuts to this essential source of health care coverage." "With news of job losses coming every day, more and more people are retyitgon Medicaid and CHIP to i,pro;v'ide,, healthcare, l:or their fami-. lies," Rockefeller said. "We need to safeguard these vital programs by helping states weather this storm. I am confident that the President will sign my CHIP reauthorization bill into law next week and then follow with economic recovery, including Medicaid help for states." During tough economic times especially, support our area's busi- nesses: Giimer County's and the other regional advertisers in this newspaper need your patronage in order to survive! SBA Disaster Loans Available In WV The U.S. Small Business Adminis- tration announces that federal eco- nomic injury disaster loans are avail- able to small businesses, small agri- cultural cooperatives and most pri- vate, non-profit organizations of all sizes located in the State of West Virginia as a result of drought that occurred July 1,2008 and continuing. These loans are available in the following counties: Marshall, Ohio, Pleasants, Tyler, Wetzel and Wood. "These counties are eligible because they are contiguous to one or more primary counties in the State of Ohio. The Small Business Administration recognizes that disasters do not usu- ally stop at county or state lines. For that reason, counties adjacent to pri- mary counties named in the declara- tion are included," according to Frank Skaggs, Director of SBA's Filed Op- erations Center East. "When the Secretary of Agricul- gram is available to farm-related and nonfarm-related small business con- cerns, small agricultural cooperatives, and most private, non-profit organi- zations of all sizes that suffered finan- cial losses as a direct result of this disaster. Farmers and ranchers are not eligible to apply to SBA, but nurs- eries are eligible to apply for eco- nomic injury disaster loans for losses caused by drought conditions. Eligible small businesses and non- profit organizations may qualify for loans up to two million dollars. These loans are available at a four percent interest rate with loan terms up to 30 years. The SBA determines eligibil- ity based on the size of the applicant, type of activity and its financial re- sources. Loan amounts and terms are set by the SBA and are based on each applicant's financial condition. Un- der this disaster declaration, the SBA cannot provide loans to agricultural ,. ture issues a.isaster, declarati0mm, ,producers ................... help farmers recover from damages Victims may visit SBA's secure and losses to crops, the Small Busi- ness Administration issues a declara- tion to assist small businesses and most private, non-profit organizations affected by the same disaster," said Skaggs. Under this declaration, the SBA's Economic Injury Disaster Loan pro- website at disasterloan.sba.gov to apply for disaster loans. Completed applications should be mailed to: U.S. Small Business Administration, Pro- cessing and Disbursement Center, 14925 Kingsport Road, Fort Worth, TX., 76155. Join a club and help improve your community! opening, and Amy Cain. These women specialize in hair and gel nails. Miss Cain uses the most current hair color- ing techniques on her clients. The licensed massage therapists are Jessica Greathouse and Misty Burkhalter. These women offer quite a variety of massages. Some of their services include facial massages, spe- cializing in aging and acne prone. chair massages, deep tissue massages, hot stone massages, medical mas- sages, which are covered by most insurance companies, and pregnancy massages. Sunfire's six tanning beds offer a great way to get a summer glow in these cold winter months. The beds, along with the usual lie-down beds. include one stand-up and one lie- down bed that is designed to get all the hard- to-tan spots that do not usually get much sun. such as the neck area. Each bed is cleaned and disinfected in a three step process by the Sunfire staff after each use to ensure clean beds. Along with the services already mentioned. Sunfire Tanning and Sa- r I mll  ll m  Wlm lll  ll. l 1,1  ll ml  ll m lm  mlll  lll ll ll ml lll " lll l ll lll I Ion offers other products. These in- ] Join our Glenville 'Street Gang!' I clude hair products, tanning lotions, Pariffin wax treatments, and designer I ltesmuSnfire is now carrying designer I Please make a pledge... I purses, wallets,jewelry, watches, and I Pledge Card sunglasses by various designers in- cluding Coach, Gucci, Dooney and I Bourke, Dolce and Gabanna, and I I understad that the City of Glenville has made application for a TEA Grant through the I Louis Vuitton. They also offermakeup I West Virginia Department of Transportation for approximately $400,000.00 which requires a by Mary Kay. I 20% match. The City of Glenville made application for the funding as an effort to replace the Sunfire Tanning and Salon's prod- I sidewalk on the Northeastern side of Main Street and to widen Main Street by 2 feet. The City ucts and services will continue to grow I of Glenville agreed to make the application with the understanding that the "Main Street and expand in the upcoming months. The owners of Sunfire would like I Revitalization Gang" would help raise the funds. I would like to become a donor for this group- I to thank their loyal patrons and sup- I in this effort. If the project is approved then I would like to pledge the following: ThePrterS'commonThey would also like tothankplace, Ronnie and  $100.00 $500.00 $1000.00 $5000.00 I Dawn McHenry, and family, Dean and Charlene Dulude and family' and I Other (Hease list the Amount) . " I Susan Chapman for all their help with the clean up and repairs after the flood. I Sunfre Tanning and Salon contin- I (* Pledges may be paid monmly over a designated period of amy) ues to be the hot spot. Stop in, visit I with the staff, and check out the I I understand that if the grant is received I will be responsible for the above pledge. specialis. Sunfire Tanning and Salon 1 I is the perfect place to treat yourself to a spa day, without having to go far or I | Signature Date spend much. I Forinformation about SunfireTan- | 461ningl.and Salon's specials,, call. 462- I I am making the following donation at this time: , , , . /I s III ' "- make checks payable to the City of Glenville- Side walk improvement project. I II Salon, Ill I 201North Court Street I Glenville, WV 26351 I I A special account has been established with the City of Gienville to deposit these designated " C)ne year 0000ffr/ll I funds. Funds will be returned to the person making the donation if the project is not I Anniversary[ Ill I approved after a couple of attempts at the funding request. Best of luck I[I ! Name: I  Address.-- ....... I in the future) ]l[ Phone[ ........ 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