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I I Pat&apos;s Chat Pat Ridpath, Burnsville 472-5102 or 888-294-5401 Memories Evoke Former Residents'Comments Everyone in Burnsville and the sur- rounding areas will greatly miss Mary E. "Sally" Brown, who died on Satur- day, February 7. Besides serving as Emergency Medical Technician for many years, she was willing to help anyone who was ill or shut-in. By th e time this Chat is published, many of us will have attended her viewing at Stockert-Gibson Funeral Home in Flatwoods, on Tuesday, February 10, and/or her funeral, on Wednesday, February 11. My deepest sympathy to her family and friends. Last week I included comments from my brother, Harry Wiant, Jr., better known as "Sonny." Jane Ann Riddle Richter, who also grew up in Burnsville, wrote to agree with Sonny's comments about chimney being pronounced "chimley" by many folks in our part of the world. She writes, "I always love to read Sonny's comments, and the 'chimley' hit home. I remember learning to spell the word "chimney" at some point in grade school, and the spelling made quite an impression on me, which I'll always remember. "Isn't that funny," I thought, "that the word is pronounced 'chimley' and is spelled 'chimney?'" I kept right on pronouncing it "chimley" until some years later, when I finally put two and two to- gether or was perhaps corrected by someone. Sonny also wrote about his accent. In response to that, Nancy Steele Kalinowski, of Connecticut, writes, "Hi Patty ........ had to laugh re the ac- cent Sonny wrote about ...... would you believe I've been in Connecticut for more than 50 years, and people STILL comment about my accent ......... they think I sound like a New Yorker mostly???? ........ not Southern, as Italk too fast.....I'm amazed that people even think I have an accent! !" Last week I wrote about the movie, "Gifted Hands," the story of Ben Carson, a Seventh-day Adventist and world-famous neurosurgeon who works at Johns Hopkins Hospital. The movie was to air on TNT. My daugh- ter, Robin Bucklew, taped it for us, since we do not get that channel. Wally Hefner, a Burnsville gradu- ate who now lives in Flatwoods, wrote that Dr. Ben Carson had operated on him. He says, "You know I had 19 operations on my head. He did sur- gery on the lower sinus in my left cheek. He told Barbara [Wally' s wi re] I had the hardest head he ever worked on. He said it was like going through cement. Barbara told him she knew I was hard-headed." "I've seen him in the Sunday paper on the cover of the Parade section, and also I've seen him on T.V. All mothers should watch it [the movie]. He and his brothers and sisters were making bad grades. No father, their mother working two jobs. With the bad grades, the first thing she did was turn the T.V. off, make them all read three books a week and give her a written report. Later, he learned his mother couldn't even read. They all had better grades, and Ben became one of the most famous doctors in the world." Later he wrote, "Pat: One thing I forgot to tell you was that children with seizures and other problems, he would remove 1/2 of their brain. A child's brain will grow back. It won't work on adults. I was up there several times [at Johns Hopkins Hospital] and he would take time to talk to me. He called me once. The White House tried to get him to work on Bush, but he said it wouldn't work. P.S. You can take some of my stories and write a book some day." Since you, my readers, seem inter- ested, I am going to include a few more of my brother's memories. I really appreciate the comments I get and that some tell me that they sub- scribe to the paper to read my Chat, or that the Chat is the first thing they read every time. Here are some of Sonny's memories: "The Means family lived across the river from the McNemar house, near the swinging bridge up in Stringtown, a suburb of Burnsville. The Means family had a parrot who would greet folks who were walking by. After hearing, 'Hello, hello, how are you?' some would call out, 'Mrs. Means, is that you or that crazy parrot?'" "Dr. Means, who really was not a doctoi', but a self-taught veterinarian, if I remember correctly, drove one of the few cars in those days. He prob- ably held the record as the world's slowest driver; you could pass him up when walking." "I remember when the first cars came out without a place to put the crank in to get them started (you had to be careful cranking a car, as you could get a broken wrist when the crank sometimes kicked back!). Bob Singleton and I just knew it was a terrible flaw, not having a place to crank. Guess we were proven wrong on that prophecy." And again he wrote, "When I was young we kids, often with no adults, would plan weenie roasts. We would get weenies and marshmallows and head for the flat on Wade's hill. Cut green sticks were sharpened to supply all the equipment needed, and soon a wood fire would cook our marshmal- lows'and weenies and also would furnish the heat and light we needed after dark. The dark was the best time for ghost stories, or to admire the beauty of the stars and moon, or a time to play some games of hide and seek, because hiding was easier in the dark. Some gossip was exchanged, of course. What I wouldn't give to re- capture the fun we had!" Thank you, Sonny, Jane, Nancy and Wally! You wrote my Chat for this week. Maranatha! Murder Mystery Dinner at Stonewall There's murder! There's mystery! And there's dinner with dessert! 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REALTOR" Thursday, February 12, 2009 -- The Glenville Democrat/Pathfinder -- Page 9A I Town Country AGENCY INC. =: , #207 - 413 NORRIS ROAD - 3 BR home has LR, DR-kitchen and bath. Full basement has FR, or office, storage area and 1 car garge. New FA/CA, fenced corner lot. Full bath in basement as well as laundry area. 2 covered porches. Price- $75,000 I #101-CEDARVILLE- 2 story house and three lots. House has great room with living room, dining room, and kitchen. Upstairs has 3 BR's and bath. Price $45,000.00 #0200 - BURNSVILLE: Metal building, 50 x 120 with 1.28 acres. One - half of interior is finished, presently being used for a bar. Possible uses for this property are unlimited. Call for more details. Price $340,000 #0201 - BURNSVILLE: 2 story brick building (46 x 52) is presently being used as a business with two rental units upstairs. Could have 4 apartments with some remodeling. Price $95,000 #206 - Ellis Road - 206 acres m/l with house, store building, 2 car garage with 3 rooms above. Basement with cellar room. All the buildings are frame with metal roofs. Some open bottom land, grown up pasture land and woods. County road runs through middle of property. $239,000 #301- S. LEWIS ST.- House with 6 apartments- 4- 2 BR 1- 1 BR and 1 efficiency. Large lot. Price $60,000 #303- River St.- 1 1/2 story home has LR, DR Kitchen, 3 BRs and l 1/2 baths. Also, study, or office, basement. Price: $30,000 #0400 - COX'S MILLS: Brick ranch has large living room with fireplace, kitchen - dining room area, 3 bed- rooms, 2 - 1/2 baths, utility kitchen and two - car garage. Cellar, appliances, outbuilding. Three buildings on oppo- site side of road. 11.078 acres of land. Nice big yard. $120,000 make a reasonable offer. #0403 - BRAXTON COUNTY: Located on Three Lick above Orlando. Pe - built home has living room, kitchen. 3 bedrooms and 2 baths. Nice large lot, limited free gai reported. $75,000 #405- NOBE AREA- Nice ranch style home on 20 acres of land with FREE GAS reported. House has large LR, DR, Kitchen, 3 BRs, FR, 2 baths. Basement is completely fur- nished. It has FR with gas FP, kitchen -DR-laundry, 3BRs and bath. Lots of storage space. Deck at back of house is 10x 20, concrete patio below. 14x20 bldg and 10x20 bldg' Kitcheia in house has reverseosmosis. 2 car garageis finished inside. House is in good condition. Looking for a place to get away from the hustle and bustle, this is it. Price $275,000. #800-415 KANAWHA ST. - Nice 3 BR home with LR- DR, kitchen and bath. Basement has FR, room with 1/2 bath used as office or BR, canning kitchen area, laundry area and plenty of storage. Home has FA & CA. One car detached garage. Bargain priced at $134,900.00 #803 - 28 VANHORN DRIVE - Brick home with LR, DR, Kitchen, 3 BR's, 2 Baths, full basement has FR, 2 rooms could be BR's, canning kitchen, wood stove in basement. 2 car garage, single cargarage. Approx. I acreofland. $195,000. #1000- SOUTH LEWIS ST. 1997 mobile home in good condition. Home has LR, very nice kitchen, 2 BR, and 2 baths. Lot is large enough for yard plus off street parking. $44,000.00 #1105 - EAST MAIN STREET: Two story house has apartment in upstairs. Main floor has been used as a busi- ness. Lot fronts on E. Main and Morris Streets. Lots ot possibilities. REDUCED $134,900 #1201- SAND FORK- House and 2 mobile homes on 13 lots. House has LR - DR, Kitchen, bath and laundry area, Upstairs has 3 BR's and sitting room or could be office on BR. Partial basement, 2 car garage, FA-CA, 2 rental trailers: Each has 2 BR's, LR-Kitchen and bath. Good income. Lots of yard space or garden areas. Fruit trees. Nice location off main road. City utilities. $150,000.00 #1202 - SAND FORK ROAD - 1352 Sand Fork RD.- One story home has LR, DR- Kitchen, 3 BR's, and bath. Full basement has BR, 2 other rooms, commode and shower. FA has, heat, new septic, drilled well and city water. 3/4 acre lot, Garage in basement. $69,500.00 #1204-- 109 PARK ST.- Nice 3 BR home has LR, DR, kitchen and bath. House was remodeled four years ago. (New kitchen, windows, vinyl siding, insulation, rewired with 200 amp. service. Large deck, 54 Ft. long is very nice. FA/CA, off street parking for 2 cars. Price: $79,900.00 #1300 - KANAWHA DRIVE HEIGHTS: On Rt. 5 West 32 building lots from one - half acre to over one acre. Gas, electric and water available. PRICES VARY FROM $10,000 to .$20,000 #1309 - BUSINESS PROPERTY AND BUILDING: Good location with thriving business and two rental units. All included in the sale. Price $175,000 #1310 - 141 - FOURTH STREET, in Burnsville. Very nice home has LR, DR, Kitchen, 2BR, den, and bath. Base- ment is completely finished. It has LR, DR, Kitchen, BR, bath with laundry. Back porch, out building, cellar, nice, private backyard. Price $80,000.00 #1600 - VANHORN DRIVE - 3 Br home has LR, DR-kitchen, and I 1/2 baths. Full basement with shower. Nice big back porch. Lot goes to the river. Very well maintained. Very nice area! $129,000 #1604- NEWBERNE : Two lots has almost I acre. Old cellar and dug well filled with stone. Fronts on Newberne Rd. $9,000. #800 - 697 CEDAR CREEK RD.- 2002 Astro double wide home has 3 BR with walk-in closets, LR, wit! fireplace, DR-kitchen, laundry and 2 baths. Foundation is piers with block underpinning. 2 porches and concrete patio. Several outbuildings. City water, aeration septic and 2 wells. Short drive to town. Call for an appointment to view. Price $125,000.00 #1402 - 428 CHARLES ST. - Brick home has LR, DR, Kitchen, 2 BR's, and bath. Basement has FR, Kitchen- laundry area, bath, room used as BR, 2 car garage. Kitchen area has new wood floor. Price $98,500. ,; .... : ,. >, :!!i%,i'<.,. ,o,: #1967 - 208 WHITING AVE - Lovely home with over 2,000 sq, ft. of living space. Home has large LR, formal DR, kitchen with dining nook, FR with FP, 4BR's, 1 1/2 baths, large utility, large carport, nice front porch, FA & CA, brick exterior, plastered walls. Well maintained. Large yard. Lo- cated on a corner lot. Nice residential neighborhood. Must be seen to be appreciated. JUST REDUCED TO $149,500.00 #1969 CEDARVILLE.- 3 BR home has LR, DR, kitchen and bath. Full basement has FR, BR, kitchen, bath and cellar. Above ground pool, one outbuilding and 2 car attached garage. Property has eleven lots, apple trees and blueberry bushes. New metal roof is being installed. Cal for more details. $150,000 #412, - COR- NER E. MAIN & COLLEGE STS: 2 story home LR, sunroom, FR, bath on first floor. 2nd floorhas room for stor could be BR sunroom (small large closet am bath. Pull step s tisg.. t't' t',  merit, spaces, FA h ED TO $59,000 v .,tj MAjI, jUUu-,,-- #1605-154 BURNS ST., BURNSVILLE- A frame style home has LR-DR area, kitchen, BR and bath on main floor. Upstairs, has BR with bath. Basement has FR with wood burner fireplace, BR that needs a little work and laundry with bath. Large patio out of basement. Price $80,000.00 #1606 - 10 E. MAIN ST.: Two story brick building. First floor is presently being used as a restaurant and has a full kitchen, bar area and dining room. The upstairs has 4 apts. There are three 2 BR's and one 1BR. Good rental property. Price: $95,000.00 #1968 - RT 5 TANNER CREEK AREA - Located half way between Glenville and Grantsville. Property is presently being used as a bar. Front part can seat approximately 30. Back part used as a banquet room, has stage, bar area and rest rooms. All commercial equipment included in sale. Large parking area. Lots of possibilities. Call for more details. Price $89,000 Reduced to $79,000 #2308 - WALNUT / SPRING STREETS: This house on the corner of Walnut Street and Spring Street has three bedrooms, living room- dining room, kitchen and bath. Nice, large yard. Also included in.the sale are two other homes. They each have three bedrooms, living room. Kitchen, fam- ily room and a bath. All three priced at $90,000 I Mary Lee McPherson Broker 462-7039 110 E, Main Street, Glenville, WV 26351 Sherry Bailey 304-462-7039 Office Agent 349-4265 ., Jack Heater townandcountry@rtol.net Agent 462-5528 www.rtol.net/townandcountry o', I Monday - Friday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Saturday By Appointment I