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Page 14 --The Glenville Democrat/Pathfinder -- Thursday, February 20, 2003 i Ill I Obituaries Statewide Search for MISS WV TEEN ALL AMERICAN The MISS WEST VIRGINIA quality, wc have the people who can LEASKA BLOSSER Leaska Blosser, age 85, Route 6, Box 252, Clarksburg, died at 3:45 a.m. Friday, February 14, 2003 at her residence. TEEN ALl_, AMERICAN Pageant is searching the State for young women " to participate in the 25111 Annual Event to bc staged Saturday, May 17lh, 2(X)3 tit the Holiday hm - Parkersburg. Contestants compete for a prize of her special year. co-host the Pag- package that includes $ I.(XX) CASH, cant Show anti crown her successor. a $500 shoe wardrobe, jewelry, lug- There is no talent competition and ~.a~.c,,' ,,,, personal appearance opporlu- noexperiencenecessary. Contestants nilies, airiptoFIoridatocornpelein are judged in evening gown, the 25ih Annual National Event and swimwearandpersonalinterview, To more! qualil)', a young woman inust be age AccordingioMaricSwceney, presi- 13 thru 19 as of August Is/, 2003: dcnl, "This is the prelnierc Pageant nevermarriedandresidcntofihestate. for teenagers in America. Mall)' of To apply, interested young wonlen our conleslanls and winners have mUSt senti a recent pholo along with signed with nmjor agencies and enjoy nanle, address, telephone n careers :is "]'V and fihn stars, interna- of birth and a short bit) by fax or mail tional models and spokespersons, to: Dept. B- MISSWESTVIRGINIA Former MISS TEEN ALL AMERI- TEEN ALL AMERICAN 603 CANcontestantsincludeHalle Berry, Schrader Avenue - Wheeling. WV Hollywood Star & Revlon 26())3-96/9. Fax 1-304-242-8341-- Spokcsmc~el: Susan Waltersof"'llle Phone: 1-304-242-4900 -- Email: Young & The Restless;"Tonja Walker teenallaln (q~aol.conl. and Gina Tognoni of "()ne Life to Deadline to apply is February 21, Live-". .... and more, If you have star 2(X)3. Thousands each help you become a star!" She was born in Sand Fork. Gihner MISS WEST VIRGINIA TEEN ALl. AMERICAN 2002 is Christina County, July 11, 1917, a dauehter of Lankford of Mor,.2antown. Christina the [ate Thomas ShacklefordEand the will be on hand Ioshare the hi,z, hlights late Hannah Cook Shackleford. "- Surviving are her husband. Duhl 208 East Main Street Glenville, WV 26351 304-462-5688 Mon.-Sat., 9:00-6:00 CAN YOU SAY "CHA-CHING" of Americans overpay nearly $1 billion year. Did you overpay? We'll double check your return for free. Re-filing fees apply. Call 1-800oHRBLOCK or visit in taxes past tax H&R BLOCK rapid refund just plain smarttm William Blosser whom she married May 2, 1939; also surviving are three sons and daughters-in-law. Denzil and Joann Blosser, Sun Valle?: Earmel "Butch" and Sue Blosser, Clarksburg: and Aderon "Jake" and Marilyn Blosser, Clarksburg: one brother, Lee Shackleford, Weston thirteen grand- children and spouses, Jeannie Blosser, Ginny and John Beavers, Lisa and Steve Post, Mark and Crystal Short. David and Lori Short, Amber Blosser. James Blosser, Abigail Blosser and Sarah Blosser, Jon and Renee Childers, Amanda and Terry Mathews, Josh Childers and Beth Ann Cbilders, fourteen great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by one son, Ronzel Blosser: four brothers, Fihnore, Andy, Wilbert and Alta Shackleford and two sisters, Sashie Lowther and Blanche Williams. Mrs. Blosser was a member of the Liberty United Methodist Church and was a member of the Ladies Aid of the church, the United Methodist Women and the Ladies Quilting Circle of the church She had been the cook at the Harrison County Jail for 19 years. Funeral Services were conducted Monday. February 17. 2003 in the Liberty United Methodist Church with Reverend James Weisenberger and the Reverend Mason Bennett presid- ing. Interment was Greenla',vn Ma- sonic Cemetery. Bennett and Son Monuments & Markers Inside and outside displays Grantsville 354-6162_ fo a ca qse #gut. Dinner I! be unmd i re IIC IlIlII Nil lI ill IL ELIGION ODAY The Raelian "Religion" Father Edwin Daschbach, SVD Claude Vorilhon describes aliens producing the human race by DNA manipulation and he himself chosen as precursor for the Miens return. Faithfully he starts a religion with himself (of course) as head guru, feeding upon people obsessed, as he himself is, with sexual license. Deja vous. W th the exception of the alien angle, its playboyism 2000's, My suspicion is that all the hoopla about his Raelian religion inspir- ing the first cloned hu- man is nothing but raw publicity for wide- spread awareness of his obscure group. Cor- rectly he surmises that there are undoubtedly many other credulous anddisillusioned recipi- ents out there for his Only $14.95 Sq. 'i'd. Installed Includes: Free Pad with installation of religion and esoteric knowledge. The names of Jim Jones and David Koresh are well known to us all because of the atrocities associated with them. But they had innumer- able predecessors who resonated just as harshly with the general public. For example, in the early 1920's and 30's a George Baker, known as "Father Divine," preached that God was "repersonified and rematerialized in himself." His followers, mostly women, believed him lfferally to be God. Huge amounts of money, from generous dona- tions of his minions but otherwise mysterious in their origin, allowed him to purchase every- thing even vast amounts of real estate - in cash. He totally con- trolled the lives of his,,a,,p""o.op y iii i!!i i!ii c,ogemem.r...ndw Back in the 60's, I re- i} believed to be every- member reading a pen ........ where, see and hear ev- etratinganalysisoftheteenageradu- erything, and with "spirit wireless" lation of the Beatles, describing it to direct decisions of members any- a worship of God gone haywire, where. Close-ups of adoring young faces at An Arthur L. Bell, in the same concerts told of adoration morethan period, preached that ultra-intelli- adulation. When God Himself is not gent beings founded his group. He at the center of our worship, we look claimed to have secret ray weapons to another worship object. Enter the that could knock eyeballs out of Beatles people hundreds of miles distant, Enter also the Raelians. As Philip and that he could transport himself Jenkins exhaustively shows in his by willing it. Followers donated all bookMvstics and Messiahs, for see- their worldly goods to his "Church eral centuries our country has pro- of the Golden Rule." duced an endless progression ofsel f- I'm "alliteration-ly" amazed more appointedsaviorstopreyuponcount- at the folly of followers than at the less gullible Americans in the name loony-ness of leaders. JOHN W. JONES John W. Jones, 84, went home to be with the Lord on February 8, 2003 in his home in Massillon, Ohio, after a long illness. He was born in Glenville and re- sided in the Canton, Ohio area since 1951. He had been employed by We- ber Dental and retired from Canton Drop Forge, electrical maintenance. He was a member of the Canton Bap- tist Temple. tqe was preceded in death by his parents, Emery and Daisy (Reed) Jones of Glenville; one brother, E. Gall Jones of Bellevue. Ohio and one sister, Attic Ashby of Canton. He is survived by bis wile of 64 years, Ellen Lucille (Patterson); one son, Gary W. Jones of George West, Texas; two daughters and sons-in- law, Sue and Jack Lash of Massillon, Sandra and Bruce Bracken of Perry Township; seven granddaughters and their spouses, and fourteen great- grandchildren; one sister, Mary Jones of Canton, one nephew, Paul H. Ashby of Canton, and numerous relatives still residing in the Gilmer and Braxton County areas. Funeral services were held on Feb- ruary 11,2003. Interment followed at Sunset Hills Memory Garden, Can- ton. ANNA LOU SINNETT STALNAKER Anna Lou Sinnett Stalnaker died February 16. 2003 after suffering a massive stroke and short-term illness. She was born in Spencer on Novem- ber 7, 1927, the daughter of Lula and H. Brooks Sinnett. She is survived by her husband, Earl R. Stalnaker of Charleston and her four daughters: Laura Lenhart I Tony) of Cambridge, Ohio, Amy Hall (Alex) of Columbus. Ohio, Rebecca Miller (Steve) of Mooresville, North Carolina, and Sara Casingal (Paul) of Charleston. She was preceded in death by an infant son in 1958. She was also the proud grandmother to eight beautiful grandchildren. Also surviving are three brothers: Herman Sinnett, James Sinnett, and William Sinnett, all of Florida, and one sister, Elizabeth Pannebaker, of Philadelphia, Pa. Anna Lou was a longtime active member of the Charleston Baptist Temple, serving on the Deaconate, Board of Christian Education, High School Youth Board, Sunday School Superintendent and additional church roles. She was involved in numerous community and civic organizations. She ,as a member of Delta Gamma Fraternity, Sunrise Art Center. Meals on Wheels, Midland Garden Club. and most recently was Regent of the Anne Bailey Chapter, National Soci- ety Daughters of the American Revo- lution. She was a voice for children al- ays. as demonstrated by her roles as a Leader for the Black Diamond Girl Scout Council, involvement in the Pro-Kids organization of Cbarleston, the Davis Child Shelter and many other groups invol ing children and children's issues, a personal passion of hers. A memorial service will be held at the Charleston Baptist Temple Satur- day, February 22, 2003 at 1:00 p.m. Following the service, there will be a reception in her honor in the church's fellowship hall. Memorial gifts may be made to Pro-Kids Inc. of Charles- ton Baptist Temple, Black Diamond Girl Scout Council, or the Davis Child Shelter.. Weston, WV 264S2 304-269-6291 " 1-800-379-010S i Proud to serve Gilmer County since 1959 Select Granite Quality Workmanship Also Offering Computer Design Fit. 33 West of Weston 269-5573 or 1-888-269-5573 January 24 Months Same As Cash* Remnants Sold @ Cost (