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Page 10 -- The Glenville Democrat/Pathfinder --- Thursday, Feb. 26, 2004 S HELEN ELIZABETH WILLIAMS WELLINGS Helen Elizabeth Williams Wellings, 84, died peacefully at home on Tuesday Feb. 17, 2004, following an extended illness. Born Nov. 7, 1919 to Edward Newell Williams and Florence Lillian Hutt Williams in Philadelphia. PA. She married John L. Weilings Jan. 4, 1945 who pre- ceded her in death Oct. 5, 2000. She is survived by two sons, John Alan Wellings and wife Leslie of New Milton, and Thomas Jan Wellings Sr. and wife Ann of Normantown. Eight grandchildren, Thomas Jan Wellings Jr. and wife Jenny, Michael David Wellings and wife Carrie, all of Glenville. Justin Kyle Wellings and Jennifer Osha of Salem; Jillian Cochran and husband Christopher of Pennsburg, PA, Michele Greenlief and husband Rutsy of Glenville, Chelsea Wellings and husband Charles Davis of Leopold; Ian WeUings and wife Evelyn of Upper Black Eddy, PA and Jason Wellings of Normantown. Helen is also sur- vived by eight (and counting) great grandchildren, who brought her great joy in these last years. Marjorie Fuqua Davis (Helen's sister) resides in Tan- ner. A son, Lawrence Edward Wellings, a sister, Janet Williams Wellings, and her parents preceded her in death. Helen belonged to the Fallen Tim- ber-Leopold CEOS, where she proudly served as president for 25 years. She was also a member of Doddridge County Senior Citizens and St. Johannes Lutheran Church. In lieu of flowers, please make dona- tions to St. Johannes Lutheran Church. Memorial service to be held on Saturday February 28, 2004 - 1:00 p.m. at St Johannes Lutheran Church, St. Clara. DOUGLAS S. STOUT Douglas S. Stout, 30, of Glenville, departed this life at 12:04 .am., Sat., February 21,2004 on Rt. 33 Glenville as the result of a motor vehicle accident. He was born March 24, 1973 in Winamac, IN, son of Devon Stout of Star City, IN and Bonnie Sparks Stout of Monticello, IN. Mr. Stout was employed by Joe's Quick Lube in Glenville, and a Pentecostal by faith. Mr. Stout is survived by his com- panion, Tracy Edgell of Glenville, three sons, Jonathon, Derek and Aaron Stout of Flatwoods and two daughters, Alisann and Kaila Stout of Glenville; one brother, Mat- thew D Stout of Kokomo, IN; and one niece, Angel Stout of Kokomo, IN. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents Brooks and Ester Brewer Tanner and paternal grandparents, Bud and Fern Rob- errs Stout. Funeral services were conducted at 11:00 a.m., Wed., February 25, 2004 at the Ellyson Mortuary withburial in Braxton County Cemetary, Airport Road. Rev. Robert Nicholas officiated. Bennett and Son Monuments & Markers /nside and outside displays Grantsville 354-6162_ Each year many people hear the Gilmer County citizens, your par- diagnosis of Cancer fron their physi- ticipation is needed in our Relay For clans .... this is a devastating time for Life event, we understand that our individuals and families as well as smallcounthasbeenfacedwithmany comminities. Canceris adisease that devasting events over the past year touches not only the individual and and you have responded with great family members but the entire com- courage and commitment to assist munity. With research being clone your friends and neighbors. We only and improvements being made for ask that you do what you can .... treatmentmethodsandmeansofearly Again at Relay For Life... Survi- d~tection there remains much more vors are invited to walk the first such as Relay For Life .... to raise Lap.. Joined by family members on money, but it is also to raise aware- the second lap.. a reception for Sur- ness ofearly detection methods avail- vivors and family members is held able, assistance and support groups followind the second lap... A very forcancerpatientsthatarenowavail- special Luminaria service is held at able in our area. dark to honor the memory of those Look around your neighborhood, who have lost their life and/to eel- how many individuals have been di- ebrate with individuals who are sur- agnosed with cancer, are taking treat- vivors. A bag with lighted candle to ments, or perhaps have lost their life be place around the track may be to the disease too many!! Now look purchased for a small fee. again, how many survivors do you If you have any questions con- know? Our numbers are growing, cerning Relay For Life call either but our goal is to see the disease of Sue Edwards or Renee Harold Cancer eradicated! R LIGION TODAY i i iii i ,.;ignature campaign for Sand Fork Dam "We're collecting a lot of signatures," states Mr. Robert J. Butcher, who, along with Mr. Ed Talbou, is beading up an effort to secure governmental funding to construct a concrete dam at Sand Fork. According to a document supplied by these coordinators, a Sand Fork dam would stop most of the flooding downstream on the Little Kanawha River. Simultaneously, Mr. Butcher concedes that Sand Fork people, themselves, are not signing the petition in the numbers that he'd anticipated. "People don't want to lose their farms," he points out. Nevertheless, he's confident that the positive economic impact of such a dam will eventually sway them to favor the resulting lake. / Courteous .=. Quick Loans Buy, Sell, Trade and Lend Dollars on Jewelry, Guns, Musical Instruments, Electronics, etc. Hours: Mon. - Sat. 10-5 Closed Sunday Located in Flatwoods Outlet Mall next Why torment yourself when a professional can help? It's our job to understand the most complicated forms. And it's our pleasure to help you get every cent you deserve. It's just another part of the H&R Block Advantage. Call 1-800-HRBLOCK or visit hrblock,com H&RBLOCK" just otain sn~j~,' 208 East Main Street Glenvitle, WV 26351 (304) 462-5688 Open Monday - Saturday 9:00a.m.. 6:00p.m, 02004 H&R Block Tax Servkes, IrK Horizons Church to air Women's Live Simulcast Conference PEREMA QUINONES Perema Quinones, 58, of Glenville, departed this life at 6:30 p.m., Mon., February 23, 2004 at her residence following an ex- tended illness. Born April 27, 1945 in Akron, OH, daughter of late Robert and Louise Marie Holler Krismer,Mrs. Quinones was a homemaker and Protestant by faith. Surviving is her companion Willard Katrell of Sand Fork, two sons, Ralphael and Jacob Quino- nes, both of Cleveland, OH; two daughters, Rosemary Quinones and Mrs. Steve "Lathalene" Holloway, both of Glenville, two brothers, Robert Krismer of Ak- ron, OH and Eddie Krismer of Washington; two sisters, Ester Women from throughout the area ship. The simulcast will air from 9:30 are invited to Horizon's Church in a.m. to 4:30 p.m., when the confer- Lost Creek on Sat., March 6, to par- ence ends. The meeting will have two ticipate in a live simulcast conference scheduled breaks and lunch, which is featuring nationally known speakers included in the price of a ticket. who will be sharing ways to build There is a minimal cost for the better relationships and str,,ngthen event, which includes all materials, families, snacks and a meal if tickets are pur- "The lncredible Worth ofa Woman chased before Feb. 22. - Wives' Conference" will feature a Everyone is welcome to attend. live broadcast from The Smalley Horizons Church is located on the Mt. RelationshipCenter.Speakersinclude Clare road just off exit 110 of Gary Smalley, Kay Arthur, Lois Interestate 79. For tickets or more Evans, Elisa Morgan and Janet information, callthe church office at Parshall, who will be teaching on 624-REAL (7325). Tickets are also marriage, intimacy with your hus- availableatTolley'sBibleBookstore band, friendship among wives, bal- at New Pointe Plaza. For further in- ancing life and you and your God. formation, call Gall Marsh at 269- Registration begins at 8:30 a.m., 1600. followed by a time of praise and wor- Through with Lovejoy and Florence Freeman, February 23-27, 2004 is national both of Akron, OH, also six grand- "Through With Chew Week." children. Though the rate of spit tobacco use Funeral services will be con- is declining, WestVirginiaadultmales ducted at 1:00 p.m., Friday Febru- continue to have the highest rate of ary 27, 2004 at the Ellyson Mortu- consumption per capita in the nation. ary, with Pastor Bryan Groves Currently, West Virginia ranks first officiating. Burial will follow in in the nation in spit tobacco use and the Messenger Cemetery, Sand Gilmer County ranks number two in Fork. the state at almost 14 percent. Friends may call from 2-4 and Many people still hold the miscon- 6-8, Thur., February 26, 2004 at ception that spit tobacco is a safe the Ellyson Mortuary. alternative to cigarette smoking. This could not be farther from the truth. Using spit tobacco increses the risk of developing oral cancer 50 times! Spit tobacco also causes tooth abrasion, gum recession, increased tooth de- cay, nicotine dependence, and other cancers. Chew Week America, oral cancer is the sixth most common cancer in U.S. males, mak- ing it a major public health issue. More than 31,000 Americans will be diagnosed with oral cancer this year and over 8,500 will die from the dis- easc. Spit tobacco is just as addictive as cigarettes and contains more nico- fine. One can of tobacco delivers as much nicotine as 60 cigarettes or three packs. Spit tobacco also contains Polo- nium 210 (nuclear waste), e Benzopy- rene (cancer causing agents), Salts (elevates blood pressure), N- Nitrosumines (cancer causing agents), hydrazine (toxic chemical), Uranium 235 (used in nuclear reactors), Cad- mium (used in car batteries), Acetal- dehyde (irritant), and Formaldehyde INTEXSECTtON OF MINERAL ROAD AND SYCAMORe ROADS, G NVILI . According to the 2001 Surgeon ( " " General's Report on Oral Health in Nasia P. B.mcher named Arch C.o.al Teacher Achievement Award Reop]ent Icorner. May 21, 2004.. And teams Mark this date on your calendar...I are being formed. Your Church,Organi~ a team and plan to takeI Civic Organization, Company, Fam- part in RELAY ROCKS." Pull out[ those 50's-60s Outfits.. Music/I lily/Friends are invited to partici- Decorations and get set to RockI I pate... NASIA P. BUTCHER Nasia P. Butcher believes all stu- dents deserve a better life, and the key to that end is change. "My methods of affecting change begin by showing students that settling for the status quo is simply not acceptable," she says. "Not all of my students are col- lege bound, but all of them are shown that training beyond high school is essential and necessary in today's glo- bal society. I encourage students to find their greatest talent and to build upon that talent." Butcher has been maximizing her own talents for 15 years. Today, she became one of only 10 teachers state- wide to earn a 2004 Arch Coal Teacher Achievement Award. Steven F. Leer, Arch Coal president and chief execu- tive officer, made the announcement, accompanied by West Virginia Gov- ernor Bob Wise; Secretary of Educa- tion and Arts Kay Goodwin; State Schools Superintendent Dr. David Stewart; and WVEA President Tom Lange, in a presentation ceremony at the state capitol. "When I see the accomplishments of our honorees, I know the students of West Virginia are in good hands," says Leer. "Each day, these teachers challenge, inspire and help students develop a passion for life-long learn- ing. Arch Coal is proud to recognize some of the state's most talented teach- ~ilmer Goings On~ SING There will be, a sing at the Cedar Creek Community Building every third Saturday, starting at 7 p.m. ers." Butcher teaches English courses to sophomores and juniors at Gilmer County High School, Glenville. "Not only do students need to be equipped with academic skills, but they also need to be aware that they live in a global society, even in Central West Virginia," notes Butcher, who IS otten referred to as the "muhicultural queen," for her classroom focus. "I incorporate culture to teach students tolerance, understanding and aware- ness," she explains. She also encourages students to reach beyond average goals or expec- tations. "If one sets high expectations, one will work harder to achieve them," Butcher notes. "I work to facilitate, questions, direct and guide students to reach high expectations. Students sometimes want to cling to the status quo, but my objective is to urge them to achieve greater success by grow- ing, reaching and learning." Butcher earned both her bachelor's and master's degrees at West Virginia University, Morgantown, and addi- tional certification at Glenville State. She participated in a 2002 West Vir- ginia Humanities Council 10-day Shakespearean study in England; the 2002 Toyota Internatiolaal Teachers program; and the Department of Education's Effective Schools train- ing. Butcher has earned numerous professional recognitions and awards. Her future goals include applying for a Fullbright Memorial study and em- barking on a doctoral program. Butcher further supports her commu- nity through involvement in a range of community-betterment activities. In addition to recognition, award recipients receive a $2,500 unre- stricted cash prize, a distinctive tro- phy and a classroom plaque. The Arch Coal teacher recognition program fea- tures public nomination and peer se- lection. The West Virginia Founda- tion for the Improvement of Educa- tion is making a $ 1,000 award to each recipient's school for use with at-risk students. Information about each of the l0 recipients is posted on the Arch Coal Web site: www.archcoal.cont AN EVENING WITH THE INSPIRATIONS The Inspirations will be performing at the Parkersburg Christian School, Parkersburg, on Sat., March 6, at 7:00 p.m. Advanced tickets are $10.00 and $12.00 the day of the concert. Preceding the show will be a Our Neighbors Fellowship Dinner with the Inspira- tions. It will begin a 2:00 p.m. and BEAUTY PageantIZ~ end at 4:00, the cost is $10.00 per 'Spring Cuties & March Beau- person. For more information, call Joe Brookover 800-838-4612 or 304-295. The ties' pageant will be held March 13, at the Flatwoods community build- ing. The cost is $35.00 to enter, girls newborn to 18 are welcome to par- ticipate. Pre-register by March 5; af- ter deadline you must call the direc- tor to see if applications are still be- ing accepted. Contact Tammy 573- 8805 for information and applications. 7435. -Public Opportunity- Have you tried out GSC's new FIPSE Computer Lab yet? It's located in Louis Bennett Hall and is open to the general public each [ Informatmn and team captain Away the Night... | packets are available from Renee Father Edwin Daschbach, SVD Movie "The Passion of the Christ" As of the writing of this article, our nearest movie theater, Weston 4, was unable to give information on its scheduling of Mel Gibson's film The Passion of the Christ. I have not seen the film yet as it is scheduled to open Ash Wednesday, February 25 across the US (the day this article will be printed in the Gienville papers). It is important that all who see the film - and,judging from the reports to date, I encourage all readers to see it - need to have some clear ideas about the place of Jews in Christfs crucifixion and death. The history of anti-Semitism in the world, and its apparent continuance today in many quarters, has de- veloped from a misinterpretation of the Scriptures reporting Christ's Pas- sion. My own Catholic Church has been at pains to warn of such abuse of the Bible. Misreading of the Gospel texts has resulted in Jews of that time as a whole, rather than certain Jewish leaders then, being guilty and there- fore blamed for Christ's death. The anti-Semitism behind the holocaust in Europe developed because of not only that misreading but of an exten- sion of blame to Jews of all ages. While it is true that an early writer like Origen states: The bloodofJesus came not only upon those who then lived, but upon all generations of Jews who followed thereafter even to the end of the world, this is not orthodox Christian teaching, for it is not a valid expression of what is presented in Scripture. The old Passion Plays so promi- nent and prolific in my youth also fell into the error of collective Jew- ish guilt. On the contrary, the Gos- pels make it clear that the sympathy of Joseph and Nicodemus for Jesus was anything but unique. Jesus was so popular among the Jews that he had to be arrested at night. Luke talks of women of Jerusalem weeping for him. Jesus shared the teaching of many Pharisees on the . final judgment and res- .-. ;- urrection of those who die. He wasn't hostile to "all" Pharisees. The Roman Cat- echism of the Catholic Church spells out the essential rea- son for Christ's dying: "Since our sins made the Lord Christ suffer the torment of the cross, those who plunge themselves into disorders and crimes crucify the Son of God anew in their hearts. "Our sinful deeds are a denial of him. They are our way of laying violent hands on his person. See the movie. But for heaven's sake, approach it with an "it is as it was" that many believe Mel Gibson faithfully produced: not a condem- nation of Judaism, but an under- standing of how our sins brought about such terrible and unjust suf- fering. I encourage all my Latin students to see it for another reason as well. The dialogue is Latin (with English subtitles). I Thank you Otterbien Church Youth Group for passing out Valentines to everyone. A big thanks to Marge Stalnaker for helping us last Monday even though you had a very busy schedule. Another thank you is for Tanner Chapel Church for coming last Tuesday. We are so sorry for the miscommu- nication, and are very excited that you will be returning next month ! Julie and Berttie Gordon, you are in our thought and prayers. Saturday Feb. 28, the Bluegrass Express will be per- forming at 2 P.M., we will also be having a birthday party for Pearl Pyles. ALZHEIMER PROGRAM Nancy Cipoletti, of the WV Alzheimer Association, will present a half hour program on Alzheimer's Disease, on Wed., March 17 at Stonewall Jack- afternn and evening" [ Listen up, Sunbridge family [See related ad in this edition! [ members! On March 16th at 6 [ A sleep bag helps keep a baby ] p.m. we will have a family educa- \ j I safe and warm, without loose t'mn night. More details to come. blankets. ~ son Memorial Hospital in Weston. The program will begin at 3:00p.m. in the second floor board conference room. The Theresa Snaith Auxiliary is coor- dinating the event. The Auxiliary board will have the regular monthly meeting a 2:30 before the program that day. ,. 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