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Page 2B --- The Glenviile Democrat/Pathfinder -- Thursdav, Feb. 19, 2004 II II GeraldineMarks 462-7477 l M.C. Wilson Heralded as Minister, Neighbor II S Pat Ridpath, Burnsville 853-2401 Illll Nice Weather Conducive to Walking What a wonderful couple of days! the Intensive Care Unit at Memorial Cool, but the sunshine is somethingto Hospital in Charleston!! I talked to lightenourspiritsaswellasourhomes, her sister, Madeline Shock, today to Friday after an unexpected double find out how she is doing and she shift at Sharpe, John and I went to the reports that she is improving. That is dam to walk and enjoy the day (be- good news. I am so sorry to hear tween my naps). We found Tim about the health problems that Doll Kelley, the Methodist pastor, walking Singleton has had recently, but I corn- and he joined us for a delightful walk mend her family for taking such good and talk! (I like to call him "Father" care of her, allowing her to stay in her Tim after the main character in the Jan own home! Karon "Mitford" series of books.) Sammy Wiant and Denny Stilwell He wants me to announce that there barely remember being gremlins in MARCELLIS C. "CELL" WILSON AND HIS GRANDSON, CLARK will be an Ash Wednesday service at the operetta that I wrote about last ROGERS the Burnsville Methodist Church on week. Severalothershavecommented The picture was probably taken had enough fabric for a wall hang- February 25 at 7:00 p.m. Everyone is about it and the other productions that in the early 1930's. M.C. Wilson, ing in Jan, and Feb. invited and encouraged to come. were put on at Burnsville High School We have missed several Sabbaths back in "the good tie' days!" "Uncle Cell", we called him, I recently got an interesting call atthe Braxton Seventh-day Adventist Sonny and Jeanne Wiant are doing bought a farm that joined ourfrom Ralph Romero in Washing- Church, so when we all got together a lot of traveling since they moved to Counts Ridge farm from Len and ton, D.C. Ralph is granddaughter- on Saturday, it was like a reunion! Pennsylvania for his new job at Penn Biddie Adam's around 1938. in-law Jasmine's uncle. Jasmine is Sabbath is a day of joyous commun- State. (He and I just cannot seem to Uncle Cell and Aunt Mettie were grandson Richard Mark's wife. She ion with God and one another. We retire!) After they spent a few weeks very special neighbors until they attends Port Loma University in were all elatedjusttobetogether. We with their daughter and family in Se- sold their farm to Dewey and Stella CA, and runs cross country for are a small congregation, but we love attle at Christmas, they went to New Furby in the mid -1940's. Uncle them. our church family. We had an inspir- Haven, ConnecticutJanuaryl8,driv Cell and Aunt Mettie moved some- Ralph wanted to know what kind ing lesson from Rodney Lutrell. He ing through some terrible winter where on O'Brian. of trees, animals and things grow and his wife, Mary, recently moved weather. Then they went to Clark Rogers, uncleCell's grand- in W.V. He was in D.C. taking his from the Eastern panhandle to a place Lambertville, New Jersey a few days near Big Otter. He spoke to us on later. Last weekthey were in Saran- son, and I are related both through bar exam. He is now qualified to Ephesians 1, emphasizing that GOd nah and sent us a beautiful card from the Rogers and Hamrics. He now work as a lawyer in the United the Father, Jesus Christ the Son, and there. Next week they will be in lives in California, and we have States and Mexico. We had an the Holy Spirit are each involved in Dover, Delaware. It makes me tiled corresponded and exchanged in- interesting conversation, our salvation. Then the Lutrells came to think of all that packing and un- formation for a few years. Son Danny and family and home with John and me to have lunch, packing, etc. Uncle Cell was ordained into the daughter Regina and Todd live in a very impromptu affair since I had This week l heard from Fred Allen, ministry on Dec. 8, 1934 at the Augusta, WV near Romney. Theyslept most of Friday after doing the who now lives in Tacoma, Washing- Crooked Fork Baptist Church. had about seven inches of snow double at Sharpe. We had a lot offun, ton- a nice, newsy letter. He writes, My Braxton Co. marriage book packed down with ice and didn't Mary Ann (my sister) is praising "On Friday I found in the paper an states that Marcellis Wilson, 20 have school for several days. Win- Godforsome"miracles"inherhealth! articleaboutanewdeviceforremov- Dr. Grant took her off of a diabetic ing cerebral clots causing strokes. and Edna Bragg, 19 were married chester, VA. where son Stevenmedicine a few months ago and she It is called MERECI RETRIEVAL Feb, 18,1892. They are buried in lives, was almost as bad. I think started losing weight and feeling so Systems and was unveiled at San Di- the Fairview Cemetery in Braxton their snow is melting now. much better that she walked around ego-ameetingoftheAmericanStroke Co.. Theirgrave markers readM.C. I got a call from Carol Conrad, town a couple of times last week with Association. It really consists of a Wilson 1871-1953 and Edna J. cousin Lee Conrad's wife. Lee and Bingo, herdog, andwithouthercane! miniature corkscrew on the end of a Wilson 1869-1915. Clark says Carol are doing much better than It was very tough on Bingo, who catheter which is threaded from the Uncle Cell's parents were Nicho- the doctor expected. Carol has hasn't gotten to exercise much him, groin to the brain where it surrounds las E. and Martha Francis (Her- been fighting cancer for a couple self, but Mary Ann went perkedly Ul the clot and it is then withdrawn. ring) Wilson. Uncle Cell's second of years. She says she still can thehill, draggingthepoor, slwdgg Results are miraculous. I've kept the wife, Mettie Adams Wilson, isdrive, cook and wash their dishes, so hard that the leash came right ot article and wrote on it that if I ever buried with her family in the She is just a little slower than she his head. Those walks would no need that kind of treatment, I want it have been possible even three week: done STAT." I saw something about Rosedale Methodist Church Cem- used to be. We sure are glad they ago! this on TV. Soundslike this treatment etery, are doing well. Mary Ann wants me to remind you preventthedisabiliti4esthatstrokes Our snow and ice have all disap- The family of 11 -year-old Hol- about how wonderful it was to grow "sO often cause. , peared. The ground is beginning land Taylor has my deepest sym- up where we went to the same school ToniWinewishesa(belated)Happy todryout.OurCrookedForkroads pathy. Last fall Holland's father, all 12 years and had a "school family" Valentine'sDaytohercousin,Natalie are falling apart. The weather has Jody Taylor, was cattle trading on who is as dear to us as our birth Wine, who goestocollege inFairmont beenreally hardnurrads'Sme Crooked Fork and we chatted for family. She is proud that so many o! and to her friend, Becky Wine, who timber jobs are hauling our logs awhile, those graduates have made good live, works with Central Aging Services in and that is really hard on the roads. James Moore, asonofBenjamin for themselves and their families Sutton. She remembered some other Jo Ann, Marina and I attended. "Ben" Moore sent me some verywhether or not they went on to col- February birthdays: Happy Birthday our Thimbleberries Quilt Meeting interesting information. It is a lege. Many did go to college, even (belated) to Amy Riffle, cousin, Feb. at Sadie'sCrafters Patchlast week. 1950's history of the Benjamin though very few families were really 6; Johnny Wine, cousin, Feb. 7; Dot financially able. Somehow, these Gioulis, friend, Feb. 8; Debbie We do a quilt block each month, Moore family. It has lots of infor- West Virginia people made it hap- Gillespie, friend, Feb. 15. The work- each of them is a basket. We also mation in it. pen! ersatPrecisionServiceswishaHappy My friend and classmate, Myrtie "Birthday to Heater Ratliff on Feb. 15 Jo (Conley) Singleton, is in my md Kevin Cogar, Feb. 22. prayers. She is spending some time in Maranatha! signs .08 legislation into law Wise the passage of this legislation. The Cheesemans' son was killed by a drunk driver in 2002. "After the tragic loss of ttieir son Steve, the Cheeseman family worked tirelessly to promote the .08 legisla- tion," Wise said. "They have been a leader in this effort." Wise noted that West Virginia now joins 45 other states with a .08 law. Joined by state police officers, first responders, legislators, counselors and a family whose son was killed by a drunk driver, Gov. Bob Wise today signed S.B. 166, the .08 legislation, into law. The new law, effective May 5, low- ers the legal limit for driving under the influence from. 10 to .08. "This law is about protecting West ,,II Virginians," Wise said. "By lowering m thankful the Legislature real- the legal limit for drunk driving, we ized the importance of ~is bill and savelivesandprovidesaferhighways ~ moved it through the Session so for our citizens." quickly," Wise added. Wise praised the efforts of Berke- In addition, this law prevents West Icy County Mothers Against Drunk Virginia from being penalized with a Driving President Mark Cheeseman, loss of federal h!ghway funds and his wife Barbara and their children, allows the state to reacquire the $2.62 Kimberly and Michael, in promoting million previously lost. SunBridge Glenville News... | We had the best trip to the capitol last Wednesday, for Support Our I Senior Day. Pearl Pyles, and Leslie Foreman were able to meet and Ihave a picture taken with Gov. Bob Wise. I I I Thank you to the Pioneers In Nursing (from GSC) for coming on Thursday to help host our Valentine's Day party. You really made it a success. The residents were telling those who weren't there all about it on FridaY. I II I I I Thank You: Alison Witte (Faculty Advisor), Tamie Washington, Donna Goldsmith, Rachel Smarr, Bill Chenoweth, Sheena Davis, Dawn Ross Lindsey Hudkins, Shelly Dillon, Sundae Patagoc, Stacy Knight, and Matt Evan-supporter, We welcome you back anytime!! I I II activity department, the residents were able to enjoy many festive !treats. Ill I We hope that everyone had a special Valentine's Day. Thanks to our Thanks to Carrell Bums and Group and Virginia Blake for their music on Valentine's Day. We hope they come back soon. I ! King and Queen of Hearts for 2004 are Bernard Weaver and Kate Jenkins. Congratulations!!!! SunBridge Care and Rehabilitation for Glenville 462-5718 Nf)W AC( EPTIN(; E.B.T. 462-7820 Gasoline. On~Off Road Diesel - Beer - Wine - Hot Dogs - Snacks Hours: Mon.-Sat. 6 a.m. - 11 p.m. ~ Sundays 8 a,m. - 11 p.m. Margaret Radcliff -- 462-8250 Valentine's Day Observed Time is passing toward Spring. This home. week has been very nice. Almost all The Troy post office had some little theiceisgone.Westillhavesome, but customers on Thursday. The pre- we can deal with it. Now we have 32 school fouryear -old had made hearts days until the calendar says it's spring, to put up in the post office. Also, they Jay and I saw a ground hog on mailed valentines to theirparents. The Wednesday. I surely hope that is a little ones always enjoy making things good sign. Also birds are singing on for someone. They were treated to a these pretty days. Gives us hope. valentine's sucker by the "postmaster Joe Newman is out of the hospital, in charge", Pam Crouch. There are 16 I didn't know he was in there until the children in the class. day before he came home. Glad he is J oAnn Woodyar d 462-7093 Valentine's Day at the Center Visiting Nellie and Eddie Carr last week was their son Paul of Ohio. Connie Rosa and I attended the CEO's meeting at Baldwin last Thurs- day. Also, Wayne and I got blood work at the Center and stayed for the covered dish. There was a nice crowd. Congratulations go out to Wilda and Johnny Kuhl on getting it for King and Queen. We had a break in the weather. We had a nice week; sounds like this week will be nice, also. It makes a person want to plant gardens. My dad always I I planted his lettuce and onions in Feb- ruary. Our seasons are not like they used to be; the good old days are lon~g gone. We are patiently waiting for new grandchild to come. Get well wishes go out to Ruth Greenlief. We want to continue our prayers for the troops that they will soon be back home safely. News is scarce. Call me with some news. Evelyn Car son 462-8828 Visiting During Good Weather How do you all like this weather? Center'scvereddishdinnerlastweek" Ivan, Virginia Blake and I visited Anyone wishing to share some Bonnie Drake and Tressie Ramisch musical talents with our seniors at the and family one night this past week center, please call: 462-5761. and played dominoes. Mr. and Mrs. Anyone on Stewarts Creek wishing Roger Weese and I visited Gladys to share some news, please contact me Messenger one evening last week at at 462-8828 and we'll see about in- the hospital. She isn't very well and cluding it in our article. would appreciate cards from caring Hope all the ill are getting better. friends. Cards can be sent to : Miss Enjoy this sunshine as we get it. Gladys Messenger My daughter called from Winston- Room 209 Salem, N.C. Monday. She said they 230 Hospital Plaza received 3-4 inches of snow that morn- Weston, WV ing. Let's hope it stays down there! 269-8000 So long till next time. They sure had a large crowd at the I The meeting was called to order by President Bonnie Drake at 1:30 p.m. Barbara Reed had devotions, Pledge of Allegiance was said by all. Then we joined hands and had silent prayer. She read "Some Thoughts About Love," and "Love and Romance Through the Eyes of Children." Reading of minutes by Helen James was approved as read. Roll call was done by Helen James. We answered by naming famous women of WV. Treasurer Report was read by Donzella Villers, and was approved as read. We had to cancel our January meet- ing. Helen had the lesson of "Just a Little Sugar." She gave us some point- 12 Meeting ers on Diabetics. She did a real good job. Bonnie Drake had the Feb. lesson "Famous Women of WV." There are sev.eral famous women from WV. She did a great job. Jackson's Mill conference is April 21-22. Show and share day at Ritchie Co. Fair Grounds is March 9. Cost is $5.00 at the door. Bonnie adjourned the meeting at 2:55 p.m. Refreshments were served by Bonnie Drake and Beulah Metz. Respectfully Submitted: Club Reporter Beulah Metz 0 the 'stop Patrick Montgomery, a Braxton County eighth grader, whose grand- mother is Pedro Montgomery of Glenville, has won his county's spell- ing bee. Patrick Montgomery, an eighth grader from Braxton County Middle School, defeated nine county finalists Thurs., Jan. 29, to win the title of Braxton County Spelling Bee Cham- pion. The first runner-up in this year's event was Jennifer Tonkin, a seventh grade student, also from Braxton County Middle School, She is the daughter of Andrea and Lavern Tonkin of Little Birch. Patrick, the son of Patty and Jeff Montgomery of Linn, spelled "pa- gan" to outdistance the finalists. He, then, spelled "weird" to become the Braxton County Spelling Bee Cham- PATRICK MONTGOMERY pion. Patrick's favorite hobbies are rabbit hunting with his dad, swimming, fish- ing and playing in the band. 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