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Get Your Gilmer County Event Announcement On The Internet! www.gceda.org t I Page 6 -- The Gienviile Democrat/Pathfinder -- Thursday, February 20, 2003 mmm Continued from page 3 DOOO time work? I think that is a fair ibleanswerpriortotheMarch 15levy question, and one that deserves acred- election. Alan P. Wolfe Tanner 's levy again 9 Dear Editor, levy? We voted it down for three I have some questions forthe elected years, so it seems to me it shouldn't be officialsofGilmerCounty. Thisques- voted on again for three years. tion may not make sense to them or Who passes judgment on whether a other citizens of the county, but here special election can be held in the goes-- county? Can any county entity run a Why, when we have a special elec- special election when they want to? tion FOR or AGAINST a levy for Could a recall election be run on a three years, and the people passjudg- levy issue'? merit, by vote, that we don't want the I think the reason for special levy levy (it fails), the officials run the elections is because, historically, dur- special levy again in around four ing a regular election, they fail. By months? picking a special time for levy vote, Have we not said we don't want the the outcome can be changed Does this not circumvent the voting precept with which our country was born? If another three-year levy were voted down in the county, would it be held again within four to six months? What do you think? To my way of thinking, when the people say NO levy for three years, that should say it all--NO levy for this purpose will be voted on for three years. Davy L Miller Shock Gilmer County sending 'care Dear Editor, The Service Connection at GCHS has recently started a new group for the support of military members in Gilmer County that are being sent overseas. The group will conduct different activities to help our sol- diers along with their families at home. We are currently organizing a"spare change" drive to purchase items for care packages to send overseas. The collection began last Monday at a home basketball game. Within the 's Service Connection es' to the military next week, we will be leaving cans in several businesses around town. All donations will go to include personal items (such as shampoo, conditioner, and soaps), which the army does not fully provide until several months af- ter their departure. Stationary, maga- zines, and snack foods (gum, chips, and candy bars) will also be sent along with a card sending our thoughts and well wishes. If anyone has "spare change," we encourage you to add it to one of our collection tins or leave it at the high school for "Help our Soldiers Over- seas" in care of Mrs. Anna Jean Rogucki. Any amount, whether it be five cents, twenty-five cents, or a dol- lar is greatly appreciated and a big help. Every penny counts. The more we are able to raise, the more supplies we can send to help our men and women in uniform. Thank you, Anna Moffett Service Connection GUmer County High School ckle Up'for with the Dear Editor, alcohol bill fails, our state will lose and law enforcement agencies who I don't know a soul who's against someofour federalhighway funding, are already drooling over the ticket wearing seat belts, but neither do I Unfortunately, our state has nursed moneytheyhopetogainfromastricter know anyone who feels the govern- from the federal tap so long that the seat-belt law. Such courage seems ment should force us to wear them. very thought of weaning ourselves unlikely. There must be folks who do feel the causes our elected officials to shake I hope each person who reads this government should dictate suchlikeajunkieneedingafix. Asaresult, calls their legislators as soon as pos- things, though, because our legisla- our state is just a dancing dog at the sible and gives them their view on ture is working on this bill. Hope- end of Uncle Sam's leash, stricter seat-belt laws, pro or con. fully, it hasn't yet passed. We could still get the federal funds After all, anyone who won't defend The reason it's likely to pass, is that if the seat-belt provision were taken freedom doesn't deserve it anyway. some devious souls in Charleston off the alcohol bill. However, our Steve Dye stuck it on the .08 alcohol bill. If the legislators would then have to stand Parkersburg up to the city and county governments .... NO word in the English !anguage rhymes with month, orange, silver, or purple. In England, teatime is any time between 4 and 7 p.m., but high tea or early supper may be at tea time or later. TAX REFUND LOANS TttROUGH "P EFUNDS Now." IF QUALIFIED YOU CAN GET YOUR REFUND AMOUNT IN 2-4 DAYS. WE ARE AN AUTHORIZED IRS E- FILE PROVIDER. INDIVIDUAL CORPORATE PARTNERSHIP, FIDUCIARY AND ESTATE TAX PREPARATION AND PLANNING PERSONAL FINANCIAL PLANNING. WE OFFER MUTUAL FUNDS, ANNUITIES~ PENSIONS, AND IRA's THROUGH SEVERAL PROVIDERS. ask ! WE OFFER INDIVIDUAL AND GROUP LIFE, HEALTH, LONG TERM CARE THROUGH SEVERAL PROVIDERS. WE ARE AUTHORIZED BLUE CROSS/BLuE SHIELD REPRESENTATIVES. BUSINESS CONSULTATION AND ADVISORY SERVICT INCLUDING: PAYROLL SERVICES, BUSINESS VALUATIONS AND FINANCIAL STATEMENT PREPARATION. SEE OUR WEBSITE AT WWW.RTOLNET/JDPERSINGER Authorized Provider of File Smart! - File Electronically! [GER Sand Fork 462-8217 W.Va. State Senators A telephone listing If you haven't written or telephoned your State Senators yet about making certain that House Bill No. 2224 doesn't get out of the Senate's Educa- tion and Finance Committees, your doing so immediately will help Glen- ville State College maintain its higher education presence in this central West Virginia region. The House of Delegates' Bill is designed either to close, merge, or privatize GSC. Our West Virginia State Senators have the following telephone num- bers: Earl Ray Tomblin. Sen. Pres.o304-357-7801; H. Truman Chafin, Maj. Leader.357-7808; Robt. Plymale, Education Committee Chair- man 357-7937; Bill Sharpe, Pres. Pro Tem-357-7845; Joseph Minard 357-7904; Mike Ross 357-7973; Billy Wayne Bailey 357-7807; and Donna Boley 357-7905. Additionally, there's State Senators Edwin Bowman 357-7918; Anita Skeens Caldwell 357-7957; Frar Deem 357-7970; Tracy Dempsey 357-7939; Larry Edgell 357-7827; Karen Facemyer 357-7855; John Pat Fanning 357-7876; Jesse Guills, Jr. 357-7959; Steve Harrison 357- 7841: and Walt Helmick 357-7980 Finally, there's Senators Jon Blair Hunter 357-7995; Evan Jenkins 357-7956: Jeffrey Kessler 357-7880: Shirley Love 357-7849; Brooks McCabe 357-7990; Andy McKenzie 357-7984; Sarah Minear 357-7914; Michael Oliverio 357-7919; Roman Prezioso 357-7961; Larry Rowe 357-7854; Lisa Smith 357-7843; Herb Snyder 357-7866; Vic Sprouse 357-7901; John Unger 357-7933; Russ Weeks 357-7831; and Randy White 357-7906 The State Senate's toll free number is 1-877-565-3447 and fax: 304-357- 7829. The address of each legislator is State Capitol, Charleston, W.Va. 25305. Your action NOW in favor of Glen- ville State will help preserve a fine, low-cost small state college conve- niently located in central West Vir- ginia. DHC, Sr., Publisher-Editor The lens of the eye continues to grow throughout a person's life. Wise declares State of It is astonishing what power words have Governor Bob Wise declared Sun- day a State of Emergency as a result of severe winter weather conditions statewide. "A severe winter storm has brought us flooding and flash flooding, sig- nificant ice. sleet and snow accumu- lations and strong winds. It has caused ;. pri vate and public property damage," ,- Wise said. "This storm has disrupted transportation and there are wide- spread power outages statewide." State Office of Emergency Services officials said the storm is the most widespread in West Virginia since the blizzard of 1996. Not enough room? See us for your Multiple sizes -- m, SxlO- *25 10x10- lOxlS - *4S 10x20 - Debra D. Agent/Registered Debra D. Kohler Nationwide Insurance Tel: 304-364-5202 Fax: 304-364-8202 Home: kohlerdl@nwagenLom 634 Elk Street. 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