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Page 6 -- The Glenville Democrat/Pathfinder -- Thursday, Feb. 26, 2004 nomic ion acquire acres co ill I Your best choice for protecting your investments: Guns, Jewelry, Pictures, Documents, and Cash| Fireproof and protects up to 24 long guns| | Continued from page I among our students, faculty and staff 18 to 24 months, as each step in the process is dis-" "This new center will bea wonder- cussed on campus," said Cheryl ful addition to the Glenville commu- McKinney, vice president of Student nity," said GSC President Robert N. Life. "Our students look forward to Freeman. "Congressman Mollohan experiencing all that the new center and Senator Byrd have provided us will have to offer." with a remarkable chance to create a Mr. Mollohan placed the new p!ace where the entire community money in the U. S. Department of will be able to meet, socialize and use Housing and Urban Development the latest technology." (HUD) 2004 budget. He is a senior The existing center, built in 1956, member of the House Appropria- will be upgraded to include new din- tions Committee and is the top-rank- ing facilities, bookstore, computer lab, ing Democrat on the subcommittee theater, fitness center and community that funds HUD. meeting space. The HUD budget was included "Excitement continues to build withinthelargergovernmentspend- Glenville man dies in crash ... $ Continued from Page 1 iner and, later, taken to Ellyson's Mortuary, Lieut.Cutlipoutlines.Mr. Stout had been on medications at the time, and alcohol hasn't been ruled out as a contributing factor, either. "I just have to wait for the final Medical Examiner's report before we'll know for sure what happened," he states, adding that the incident is still under investigation. Mr. Stout's companion, Tracy Edgell, a Go-Mart employee, was in the back seat of the car when the accident occurred, but was report- edly unharmed, though shaken up. She was in the back seat, due to the passenger side door's not being op- erable -- a defect that may have saved her life, according to court- house authorities close to the vic- tims. See Mr. Stout's obituary, on page 10. l# ing package, which passed Congress and was signed into law last month by President George Bush. Continued from Page 1 sees. "We want to submit a proposal to the Bureau of Prisons (BOP) when we can get things lined up." President Pounds am, plifies that if a group of local investors ~'ould buy the property, they could get a modest rate of return on their capital investment once it's re-sold to the BOP. "The Fed- eral Correctional Institutions are grow- ing, mainly because of white collar crimes, so more confinement space is needed for them," Mr. Pounds explains In addition to pursuing this new de- velopment opportunity for the county, Wanda Reed, newly appointed chair of the Housing Committee, is looking at different types of housing and apart- ments that could be built here. The EDA has felt that more housing is needed to attract federal prison work- ers to live in the county. Related to that, President Pounds believes that if a 10-to-12 unit senior housing complex could be built, that would free up several good, existing homes for the newcor~ers. Mrs. P.eed has set up a meeting of her committee with Mr. Jim Hunt, of the West Vir- ginia Housing Authority, to discuss how more housing can be provided in this area. In a final housing note, Executive Director Fealy assures any newcomers that if they can't find adequate homes here, to contact him so that he can help. GCEDA's new goals As the new, incoming president, Mr. Pounds has set goals for the EDA in five different areas. First of all, he wants the agency's office to be more responsive to incom- ing telephone calls. "We need to return Our Gilmer Schools' Future- A Student's Social Studies Fah" Project Survey ATTENTION: ALL GILMER COUNTIANS -- The followingis a survey being conducted by a sixth grader for use as part of a Social Studies Fair Project. The student asks that you complete the survey and return it to The Glenville Democrat~Pathfinder. ,You may either mail the completed form to the newspaper's office at P.O. Box 458-Drawer S, Glenville 26351 or drop it off there at 108 North Court Street, Glenvitle. Your participation is greatly appreciated. SURVEY We've all heard rumors of the possibility of one or more local elementary schools closing, If that were to happen, which school would you like to see close? Please select your choice by circling the school you I would close. IGLENVILLE NORMANTOWN SAND FORK TROY I IOn the lines below, ple, a,~e state why you would close this school. I Consider that eventually all local elementary schools must dose. In what order would you close them? Please mark a number by your choices indicating which school you would close I=, 2d, 3'a, and 4~. GLENVILI, E NORMANTOWN SAND FORK TROY L.,, bl shed m " Glenvflle ilneresultsofthissurveywillbepu i " me ~ " Democrat when all results are in. Thankyou, I in advance, for your participation. ! business calls within a 24-hour pe- riod," he states. Since the executive director's job mandates that he be on-the-road a lot to drum up busi- ness for the county, the need for a secretary is crucial, he adds. Related to this point but later in the meeting. Mr. Fealy expresses his pleasure in having Mr. Justin Butcher.aGSCbusiness intern, sev- eral afternoons a week. "He has prob- lem-solving skills which have helped us out since this semester began," he points out, noting that Justin is also searching for grant funding for the River Walking Trail and the Vision Plan for Glenville. Additionally, he's serving as the EDA's liaison with the GSC Student Government As- sociation. As a second goal, Pounds wants to make the EDA's board more re- sponsive to the whole county. Right now only two of the 15 board mem- bers live outside of Glenville. In the meantime, he will give the general public more time to voice their opin- ions during the regular and special meetings. Thirdly, Pounds will establish sev- eral small, responsive teams to lchieve short-term objectives, like what the Housing Committee is cur- rently doing. Larger issues, he envi- sions, will be handled by the group's standing committees. Finally, they, and the executive director, will sub- mit written reports to the board prior to the public meetings, so that board members can "pre-read" what is tran- spiring. Fourthly, the EDA, Pounds says, must become more accessible to the general public. Meetings will be held at the best time for the major- ity of members, and one general public meeting will be scheduled for the evening each quarter. The first such quarterly pub- lic meeting will begin at 5 p.m. on Thurs., Mar. 18 in the Gilmer County Courthouse, the group decided. Finally, Mr Pounds will be list- ing the EDA's accomplishments on a quarterly basis and publiciz- ing them. "The No. 1 complaint about the agency is that we don't do anything," he laments. This quarterly informational initiative should put that falsehood to rest, he contends. CANA project's progress In commenting on the upcom- ing March 8-12 on-site visit to Glenville by the Center for Appa- lachian Network Access (CANA) of Carnegie Mellon University, Ex- ecutive Director Fealy states, "This wireless broadband technology will be a big boost to this area. If you can do business on it here rather than needing to be in a big city like (;hicago to get wireless broadband, let's do it here." Concurring, President Pounds stresses, "We want everybody to come out and to feel better about this deal, including David Ramezan and Palmer Stephens." GSC President Robert Freeman adds, "By this CANA project, we had no intention to harm the local economy, only to enhance it. What they will be installing here this year at the college and in the community will be at a snail's speed in comparison with what's coming down the pike for us in the future, as we get on-line with this new technology." Explaining further, he stresses, "This CANA project is to bring in an (Inter- net) infrastructure to Glenville. That's all; it's not meant to be competition to anyone." Other business The board also learned from mem- ber Larry Chapman that the CJCEDA's audit will be done at the same time as the County Commission's in April. Pounds adds that Mrs. Reta Kight will continue to help the EDA out with its taxes and books. Secondly, Fealy credited Mr. Crai Worl, a Development Partner, for ting The State Journal to do a series of articles about Gilmer County's eco- nomic progress. The Journal is a state- wide newspaper, specializing in busi- ness subjects. "This will be something positive about the county, statewide," he forecasts. Thirdly, GSC President Freeman re- ports that Senate Bill, No. 263 has a provision allowing GSC to offer gradu- ate level classes. "We're doing well in the Legislature this year, but the bud- get isn't in yet," he adds. Finally, Fealy outlines that require- ments for local businesses to take ad- vantage of the EDA's Facade Improve- ment Grant program are currently he- ing drawn up. The noon meeting was adjourned at 1 p.m. Join a local woman's club: Try the Woman's Club of Glenville or Jr. Woman's Club! Call 462-7938 or 462-5050 for info! 000 college. Continued from Page 1 As an Associate Professor of Business, Professor Hough serves as the elected faculty representative for the college and teaches at the Nicholas County Campus. His instructional disciplines are in business, criminal justice, legal assistant, and government courses which are taught via the interactive video network to the Lewisburg, Beckley, Welch and Bluefield campuses of NR College. NR is the largest of any component community and technical college in West Virginia, with a student body of 2,006. Its sponsoring baccalaureate institution, Bluefield State College, is now the third largest public college in West Virginia, behind Shepherd and West Virginia State, experiencing a 20 percent enrollment increase over last year, according to the news release. Medical (NAPSA)-Approximately 4.5 mil- lion Americans suffer from Alzheimer' s disease-however, about half are undiagnosed. As the U.S. population ages over the next half- century, the number of Americans with Alzheimer's is expected to grow to 14 million. But, today more can be done to help families living with Alzheimer's disease than ever before. Although there is no cure, there are ways to slow the progres- sion of disease symptoms and help people with Alzheimer's, like 86- year-old Della, to function longer. As Delia's story demonstrates, if people with Alzheimer's disease do Treatment Provides Hope For Alzheimer's Disease Patients And Their Families not respond to one treatment, physi- When Dr. Agha first saw Della she of difference to both Della and Kim. ing for people with Alzheimer's clans and families should not give was argumentative, aggressive and Della is now willing to attend her disease. At least 70 percent of up hope-another medication may refused to talk to anyone-including medical appointments. Alone during people with the illness live at home, work for them. him. After an evaluation, he diag- the day, she completes daily tasks, where family members and friends Della's caregiver and devoted nosedherwithmoderateAlzheimer's including bathing and dressing her- provide 75 percent of their care" granddaughter, Kim, was struggling disease and started an Aizheimer's self, and she can even operate a Typically, the primary family to cope with the behavioral and disease medication. After some time, toaster. Kim, who has since returned caregiver is the spouse or a grown memory problems thatAlzheimer's Dr. Agha did not see a positive re- to work, has had a piece of her life child of the patient. hadcausedinhergrandmother.Della sponse, so he stopped Delia's initial returned to her, thanks to herEarly diagnosis and symptom re- had become agitated, paranoid and treatment, and started her on a differ- grandmother' s response to treatment lief may help to ease the stress of was having unpleasant outbursts,ent Alzheimer's medication called with Exelon. caregivers. Delia's story is one ex- She was so forgetful that she could Exelon(r) (rivastigmine tartrate). "Back at work, Kim feels confi- ample of the difference that medi- not recall whether or not she had Exelon is a prescription medication dent that her grandmother is okay. cal treatment can make in the lives eaten. Because Kim did not feel it that is used to slow the progression On top of that, Della is a much of Alzheimer's patients and their was safe to leave her grandmother ofthe symptoms ofmild to moderate more pleasant person," said Dr. families. Because every patient re- home alone, she had toleave her job Aizheimer's disease. Agha and his heaithcare team. sponds differently, results may to provide full-time care for Della. Exelon has made a world Families play a major role in car- vary. If you are concerned about possible signs of Alzheimer's disease in your- self or in a loved one, you can request an "ID.A.D. (IDentify Alzheimer's Disease) Resource Kit" by calling toll-free 1-877-439-3566 or via the Internet at www.nfcacares.org or at www.AlzheimersDisease.com. The free kit contains educational mate- rials such as a video, a memory questionnaire and informational bro- chures specifically for family caregivers. For information about treatment with Exelon, consult with your doc- tor, or visit www. A lzheimersDisease, com. FOR ng CONTACT THESE PROFESSIONALS AND RND-OUT HOW TO OBTAIN GOOD HEALTH. FURTHER INFORMATION, ...... ORTHODONTISTS Dr. Michael Bunner 17 Garton Plaza Weston 269-7985 FAMILY PRACTICE , Dr. Carl Nichols - Main Street Glenville 462-8612 .O Total family eye care medical treatment optical I 20 E. Main St. Glenville 462-8612 PHYSICAL THERAPY I OPTOMETRY ('EYE) I ;lenville Orthopedic & Sports Check out our adin the paper for this week's office hours. ] College and Howard Dr. Mark Cinalli Streets 0 Glenville College and Howard Streets Physical Therapy GSC Physical Education Bldg. G P C HOSPITALS Glenville 462-5366 Glenville 462-8933 A DIviSION OF MINNIE HA -LTON HEALTH CARE CENTER Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital 809 Mineral Road.Glenville, WV.26351 230 Hospital Plaza 462-7322 Weston 269-8000