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Page 2 -- The Gienville Democrat/Pathfinder -- Thursday, February 20, 2003 i i i { GSC CHEERLEADERS YELL 'GO PIONEERS!'---The Glenville State College cheerleaders put on a really entertaining half-time show, in which they do several colorful acrobatic, dancing, and cheering routines -- all to get the fans more into the game. And, with March Madness -- the annual tournament time -- coming up fast, their school spirit is much appreciated by the large crowds in the Lilly Gym for both the men's and women's teams. The cheerleaders are coached by Misty Tombtin Smyth (not pictured), a GSC senior marketing and business major and a Gilmer County native. (Staff photos by Dave Corcoran, Sr,) GREAT FAN SUPPORT -- Like at GSC, the Gilmer County High School Titan teams enjoy a lot of enthusiastic fan support. Here, the student section cheers on the Titan Boys' Team to a victory against arch- rival Braxton County, 69-64, in a Valentine's Day clash in the Damon West Gym. J CANVASS OF BALLOTS Before its Mon., Feb. 10 regular monthly meeting, Glenville City Council members canvassed the ballots of the Feb. 4 Special Levy Election. The levy, which provides extra funding for street improvements, passed by a 75-to-25 percent margin. No votes were challenged in the canvass, so City Recorder Cathy Nolan (I-r) and Councilwoman Kay Miller, who are handling the ballot boxes, prepare to put them in storage until the election is certified later in the month. To the nght is Councilman Bill GrottendieCk who is standing and taking a break before the regulaT meeting begins. (Staff photos by Dave Corcoran, Sr.) Murder Mystery Dinner Theater Join us at North Bend State Park for will have the chance to interrograte the an nual Murder Mystery, served suspects and solve the dastardly deed. family style.. As the evening progresses, blood is shcd and the murderer must bc found. Clues are given and the audience At the end of'fhe evening of March 8lh. the audience will cast their ballot, voting for the suspect that they be- lieve committed the murder. I I The Glenville Pathfinder Published by Co rcoran Newspapers I Dmdd H. Cot_cor~ ~. -pu~ishedEditodAdverti~ng & Gene~t Manager TOm RINII~r- Senior Advedf~ing Repres~aIt~ Jodi ~nhardt - Recll~ption,sEtCirculation ClerkJLayout TechniCian KHl~tad Sheets - ~ Compo~lon-Wrlter Eur~ ~ ~dff rm -Clet fdOffice Assist ar~-'Tygec, et~er _ Yvonn~ Klng - Proofteade~ CltKtBr~ Dulude - Office Staff (on leave) = ~P~_ ~- st~ Wr~erZaeport~, ton ~ve) el, Re -- Glenvffle State Col~6ge Writing Intern _ Published weekly " PeriodlCal~ Postage paid at Grenville, WV 26351 POSTMASTER: Send address corrections to: The Glenville Pathfinder 108 North Court Street PC) BOX 458 - Glenville, WV 26351 Phone (304) 462-7309-1Fax (304) 462-7300 Available by Subscription and Over-the-Counter Sales at select locations. Price: '16,96 (tax Included) in Gilmer County, Price: =21.20 (tax included) in West Virginia. Price: =22.00 (tax included) for Out-of-State Subscribers. We cannot accept subscriptions for tess than aix months. VISA/MastarCard accepted. I Afterwards. the murder will be solved and the killer arrested. The audience member who submits the closest guess for the killer and the molive will win the prize. Packages with lodging also include breakfast on Sunday morning. For more informal|on, contact the lodge at 304-643-2970. It doesn't have to cost a for- tune to acknowledge a job well done. @ ~ West Montanl Sem: "Mountaineers Arc Always Free." West Virginia is Spruce Knob, one standin These words adorn the state flag of mile above sea level, that, thcGrcatStateofWestVirginia. Yes, Yes, there are higher points in mg and that state, the one that continually America, but none more breathtak- college comes in last in every statistic kept by ing. the fcderal government. We're last Because ofourmountains, wehave (or next to last) in just aboat every rivers. The oldest river in the western football. failingofhumankind, obesity, tobacco hemisphere, the New River (quite We have use, high school graduation rate, teen appropriatelynamed,don'tyouthink) skiing, and pregnancy. You name it, we're num- ends in West Virginia. We have the ber one - or number fifty, depending Gauley River which, along with the rection. We upon your perspective. New River, offers tremendous recre- leisurely West Virginia is one of the poorest ational opportunities. We have the eight states in America. Our median in- Kanawha River, formed from theWe have bed come wouldn't buy a cheeseburger. Gauley and the New Rivers in a mag- fries, and a coke in New York City. nificentcascade, which flowsthrough and the Our elected politicians are, by and the center of the state, and directly West ]arge, g~g)dole boys. We're the buttof through the capital city of Charleston, beauty and many a joke around the country. The the largest city in West Virginia. could ever largest employer in the state 1S the The tallestbuildinginCharlestonis this, and yet. statc.(Not now- it was v`'hen this was barely 25 floors tall, which, if you our peopl written - nov, it is WaI-Mart). The thinkaboutit, isaplus;howcouldyou West largest single city in Wcst' Virginia possiblybuildaskyscrapermorebeau- We care abUt~ barely has 50,000 people. We're tifulthanamountain?Thecapitalcity fume= most(y known forcoal mining, yetthe stretches throughout the long river We lion's sharc of dollars from mining valley, encompassing both hill and borhood. leaves the state, and ends up in the dale. Our.airport, the largest in Ihe other's hands of the land barons living else- state, sits on top of a mountain. The when we where, crime rate in Charleston, including warm summa No United States presidents were the entire population of the Kanawha born in West Virginia. I don't even Valley (around 200,000), reflects that flies. We believe any vice presidents were born of the entire state, the lowest in sugar. here; but we are the home of Senator America. No more than a handful of We Robert C. Byrd. murders are committed each year. but we West Virginia doesn't have a pro- Charleston has no subway systems, day with fessional sports team. We're not big but, truth be known, you can get from up on our enough. Wc don't have any major TV one end of town to the other, even in We rarely markets that would be attractive to rush hour traffic, in less than ten rain- relatives any owners. We don't have any ha- utes. There are three major interstate tionalmonuments, noGrandCanyon, systems going through Charleston. wrench or Mount Rushmore, oreven a Disney the smallest city in America to make We share World; noNASCAR tracks, noGreat such a claim. The entire state has six tips. Lakes, no international airports, no differentinterstatesystems, meaning, housesit Opryland, no sky needles, no eight fromCharleston,youcanreachCleve- we're on lane highways, no beaches, no Ivy land, Columbus, Cincinnati, Pitts- League colleges. We don't have any burgh, Louisville or Charlotte in four drug rodeos, or any skyscrapers, or world hours or less. need famous vacations spots, or motion Ah, but, once you leave the market. picture studios, or amber waves of interstates, the drive becomes a thing We grain;nosubways, noEmmyAwards,of wonder. Two lane roads, winding plishmentS, no Mardi Gras, and no Rose Bowl up and down the mountains, offer other,s Parade. amazing views and historic places, With all oftbe things West Virginia small towns, poor in wealth but rich in Virginians. ] doesn't have, why would anyonehistory, free bother living here, you ask? West Virginia is the birthplace of and hold each Well... Mother's Day, in Grafton. We have forever. West Virginia has some things that the oldest covered bridge still in use. Words, a person doesn't realize they wanted We have walnut festivals and stra~v- For those until they were here. West Virginia berry festivals and apple festivals and West Virgini; has mountains. The Appalachianpumpkin festivals, and arts and crafts there, share Mountains extend from New York to fairsandsternwheelregattasandramp significant Georgia, but in no state are they more dinners. We have Bridge Day, on the nei majestic, or part of the renown, than New River Gorge bridge, over 800 taineer inWestVirginia.Thehighestpointin feet above the New River; the only Ever Wonder... Why is it that doctors call w/tel they do "practice"? Poems from Glenville residents wanted The Talent Literary Guild is spon- soring an amateur poetry contest, free to everyone. There are 50 prizes in all, incl uding a $1,000.00 grand prize. "We are delighted to sponsor this contest." say.s Thomas Grey, Poetry Director. "Poets deserve opportuni- ties to exhibit their work and get rec- ognition. We expect our contest to encourage new poets." To enter, send one poem 21 lines or less: Free Poetry Contest, 1257 Siskiyou Blvd. PMB 4, Ashland, OR 97520: you may also enter online at www Poems may be written on any sub- 3ect, using any style. The deadline for entering is March 20. 2003. The editors reserve the right to publish the winning poems online. A winner's list will be sent to all entrants. _: INTERSECTION OF MmE L ROAD AND SYCAMORE ROADS, Gt NWLE. 148 WESTON, BANI FREE CONSUL TA EVENING AND SATURDAY J. PATRICK BOWER Attorney at LaW 525 Goff Building Clnrksburg, WV 26301 (304) 622-0183 Glenville State Ed-Net Computer Exool Pow~,rPoint Glenville State College is committed to a of sharing our Innovation and Community we serve. That's why the Computer Lab on Glenville States College open to all members of the public. In an computer-literacy and mastery in the software training, high-speed internet capabilities in a setting staffed by a k technicians. The Ed-Net Lab is located on the main campus, on the third floor of the Administration Building, 200 High Street, Glenville West Virginia 304-462-7361. Ext. 327