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Page 4 -- The Glenville Democrat/Pathfinder-- Thursday, February 26, 2009 GSC Board of Governors consider new dorm, renovations cont&apos;s ... Continued from page 1 spring is 1,307: Dean of Student Affairs, Jerry Burkhammer, reported that the num- ber of students living in dorms is also up; last spring, 338 students lived in the dorms. This spring, the number is 431. Mr. Burkammer also said that GSC has hired two new residence di- rectors for the dorms, and that num- bers are up in student activities. Mr. Burkhammer stated that GSC's summer camps are booked solid, from the end of May until school starts. Also, a Professional Development Se- ries will soon start and will include the Resident Assistants and the office staff in the residence halls; Dr. Richard Weldon, the Assistant to the Provost, was introduced as GSC's new Chief Technology Officer. Dr. Weldon, who comes from Coastal Carolina College, said that he and his family are "happy to be here and are excited about all the opportunities." Dr. Weldon also thanked the college and the community "for the great welcome ;" Board member Marge Burke pro- posed that GSC take advantage of federal monies for Rural Health Ini- tiatives. Mrs. Burke suggested, for instance, obtaining a grant for Do- mestic Violence Awareness, which would go hand-in-hand with GSC's Criminal Justice program; Dr. Barr reported that the Kinney Shoe building will be renovated as a Training Center for the Criminal Jus- tice program. The building will in- clude classrooms, a training center, an indoor weight room, an indoor track, and copier areas. Since GSC is centrally located, Dr. Barr said that City Council: community sale cont'd ... Continued from page 1 limbs or brush on private property that protrude into the public's right- of-way, thereby taking away the dan- ger of the obstruction for motorists driving by. Relative to the Sidewalk Improve- ment Committee, Mayor John Bn- nett related that the members want to install a large thermometer downtown in order to display how much private and public monies have been raised for the sidewalk replacement project. As of early February, $4,350 has been raised or pledged, the Mayor stated. Also, the mayor is still negotiating with the Brothers Construction Com- pany on the installation of the side- walks. The mayor reports that at the first Planning Commission meeting, Reta Kight was elected president and Jack Heater, its vice-president. The orga- nizational meeting took place on Janu- ary 29, and the next meeting will be at 7 p.m., Thurs., Apr. 30 at City Hall. In other business, the Council -- Learned that a Street Fair would be held downtown from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. on Sat., Apr. 25, this being a project to help out the Sidewalk Fund by GSC's Student Government Asso- ciation; Heard that the Recruitable Com- munities Program would be having a public meeting soon to make its up- dated report; Approved a fund-raiser for the GCHS Band in its efforts to go to Hershey, PA.; Set up a Budget Committee meet- ing for 5:15 p.m. on Wed., Mar. 18 and a public hearing on the proposed budget; Learned that "Write-ins" for city elective posts must file at City Hall no later than 42 days before the June election; and Set the next City Council meeting for 7 p.m. on Mon., Mar. 2 at City Hall. this renovation is "a significant in- vestment," and that "it will make a dramatic economic impact on this area;" Ms. Annette Barnette, GSC's Di- rector of Marketing and Public Rela- tions, reported that WDTV was on campus to cover the Career Fair on February 17, and that Kip Colvin, who is deeply involved in Relay for Life and the Cinderella Project, was interviewed. Ms. Barnette also told the Board that the West Virginia Department of Tourism will begin adding pictures to the signs at Civil War sites, such as the one on GSC's campus. All signs will be completed by 2011, which is the 150th anniversary of the Civil War; Ms. TashuaAllman, Student Rep- resentative, reported that a new stu- dent government president will be elected soon, and that graduation is scheduled for May 9; Dr. Kathy Butler, Provost, discussed future faculty devlopment activities and reported that GSC subscribed this year to an online gradebook, making it pos- sible for all students to access ongoing, up-to-date grade information; The Honors Convocation is set for Wednesday, April 22, at 3:00p.m. This is an event designed to recognize out- standing students and their achieve- ments, in each academic department of the college; Finally, work is progressing on new academic programs, such as a major in Social Work, a minor in Outdoor Rec- reation, and the possible development of a four-year Nursing program. The Board of Governors will meet again on Wednesday, April 15. I Glenville State's SIFE team cont'd ... Continued from page 1 "Duel in the Queen City" competi- tion, which pitted other SIFE chapters in many region-wide colleges against each other. In addition, they annually compete in other regional and na- tional SIFE events, placing high in a variety of business categories among their peer groups. "By helping the community and putting into action their SIFE pro- grams, these students are learning good business skills," stated Dr. Eliza- beth "Beth" Oppe, Associate Profes- sor of Business, who introduced the program and the students. "This (SIFE) is the largest student organiza- tion in the world, because most cam- pus Business Departments offer it, as an extra-curricular, to their students," she points out. The student presenters consisted of the following: Karl Duval, a sopho- more business management major from Miami, FL; Stevie Ann Langman, a sophomore marketing major-fine arts minor from Glenville; GIImer Go-Getters K ,.r 5%nor oU of uslne._ & 2Profsiond ,h,rs The following individuals or businesses want you readers to have a ready reference to them, via their Business Cards. As a result, our "Gilmer Go-Getters" Honor Roll of area shops and offices was created to fill that need. When you have time, or if you need one of their products and/or services, just stop by and say, "Hello! I saw your Business Card in the Glenville newspapers, so I know that I am at the right place at the right time." Area shoppers, enjoy this special section of our newspaper! ROSHELL'S ANTIQUES* SKIN PROBLEMS? 145 MAIN AVE. WESTON Nature's Magic All natural skin care products Helps skin problems, from psoriasis to 304-745-3007 acne. Heals,protects and moisterizes. Mention this ad and take off 10% Lost Creek Candle Co. P.O.Box 413, Lost Creek, WV 26385 , iiiiiii www.lostereekcandleco.eom 10-5pro Whole.a, 00oqoiries We,come OPEN MON-SAT 9-5, SUN 1 PM FREE GIFT W/$100 PURCHASE 304-269-2877 and Gary McLaurin, a senior business management major from Atlanta, GA. They gave a powerpoint review of SIFE's activities at GSC, in Gilmer County, and the region. First of all, they go to the area's grade schools in order to play the "Ethics Game" with the youngsters. "This teaches the children about the impor- tance of ethical behavior, and we can bring in current ethical dilemmas, like the Bernard Madoffscandal," Dr. Oppe observed. The SIFE students cover about eight schools for their various programs throughout this region. Secondly, SIFE's "Learn and Earn" program teaches the college students entrepreneurship, and how to be cre- ative about it. In fact, two of the three students divulged that they want to own their own businesses some day. Thirdly, the college students do a segment on "financial planning." This usually involves planning how to pay for college, one student explained, with a grimace on his face. Fourthly, the student group, in its "Global Impact" initiative, studies how to buy goods from Third World Coun- tries and to help the poor people there, as well. Finally, SIFE members participate in many local business activities and seminars. Recently, they helped to greet delegates from all over the state to the CreateWV Conference, which was held at the Stonewall Resort. "This offered us a chance to learn and improve our people skills," one student affirmed. In summing up the program, Profes- sor Beth Oppe asserted, "At Glenville ,ate College, SIFE is a good bridge betweemihe classroom and the local ,,4sinessworld."  "After the 20-minute program, the 25 people attending February's "Business After 5 Social Hour" ate a light supper, chatted with each other, and networked with the students. At the session's beginning, Scott Hacker, Best Western's manager, gave the welcoming address, and Dave Cor- coran, this newspaper's publisher-edi- tor and longtime organizer of the event, introduced the business and college people present. March's Business After 5 sponsor will be Hospice, Inc. This is a rela- tively new and vital service being offered to the people of this area. The next informal business social will take place at 5 p.m. on Thurs., Mar. 26 at the Best Western. Please jot down this date in your weekly planner. Gilmer's EDA seriously looking to expand economy cont'd ... Continued from page 1 new Strategic Plan. She posed to Board member and Glenville State College Professor, Gary Arbogast, that the EDA work with him to utilize the college in gathering information on existing businesses, and possible future busi- ness sites. A format was requested for a bud- get for the Strategic Plan. The grant funds being requested are in the amount of $34,000, and those funds must be evenly matched by a $34,000 matching contribution by the GCEDA, or contributing entities. The budget must be determined before the funds will be considered for approval. EDA Giving "The Business" The EDA Board members con- sidered that the GCEDA should be the entity holding the "Business Alter Five" events. It would contribute towards business retention and ex- pansion within the countyl and that is one purpose the Board members consider the EDA's responsibility. Board member Larry Chapman suggested the possibility of the EDA hosting a business fair, even though GSC holds them every year. Board President John Bennett of- fered the Calhoun-Gilmer Career Center facilities for any prospective job fairs. Board member Chapman went on to relay that he thought it to be a good idea to hold an oil-and-gas based job fair, since it is a main- stream industry for Gilmer County. Board member Waddell recom- mended that Board members should hold a brainstorming session to come up with ideas for possible job fairs at a later date. More on Old Business Board Member Dave Millard gave an update on the Farmers' Market banners that are up at the pavilions. At the time of this meeting, they had not been taken down, and had sustained wind damage, or partially fallen down. Board President Bennett gave an update on the city sidewalks' replace- ment project. Their citizens' commit- tee has currently raised approximately $4,000 toward the new sidewalks. which would just be scratchlng the surface. He is in the process of seeking state funds in the approximate amount o1 $250,000, and realizes that there would be a matching requirement for any grant momes recerved i President Bennett suggested it may be possible to receive funding from the Stimulus Package funds released from the federal government to the state. EDA Needs to be For the "World" to See Board member Millard commented that the GCEDA needs to become more visible to the public. He also mentioned that the EDA's updated website was ready for'launch- ing, on condition that all of the changes have been entered. The Board also unanimously ap- proved the drafting of a letter of sup- port for a newbusiness opening in downtown Glenville. Hunters Helping the Hungry cont'd Continued from page 1 dimes and quarters into a collection box at Willie's Sport Shop in Glen- ville to go toward defraying the cost of butchering and processing the meat for the state's needy families. The Hunters Helping the Hungry Program, operated by the state's Dept. of Natural Resources (DNR), works through each region's meat processors and, then, supplies the venison to food pantries, senior cen- ters, and other charitable shelters and agencies throughout the state "We send this venison to over 188 food shelters in this state," remarked Jerry Westfall, the DNR's director of the program. He was recently in Glenville to accept a $300.00 check from Willie's Sport Shop, a North Lewis Street business that collected the money from area hunters who wanted to donate. Continuing, Mr. Westfall de- scribes, "The DNR has been run- ning this program since 1992 and it continues to grow each year. We rely on hunters providing us with legally-killed deer, and cash dona- tions like this one that Willie's is giving us." The 17 meat processors in the state, he emphasizes, are mostly cer- tified and all inspected by the United States Dept. of Agriculture (USDA). The meat is deboned and packaged in two-pound bags. It is then made available to the foodbanks in Gassaway and Huntington lbr dis- tribution to the 188 shelters that par- ticipate in the program. Bobby Gene Roberts, a SR 5 East resident and the area's meat proces- sor, joined this charitable cause as a processor when it first started. "I thought that Hunters Helping the Hungry was a good cause, so I just joined it," the DeKalb District native said, noting that he'd been a meatcutter since 1985 in his business, The Bar- gain Barn. To amplify, he says that he's been in a business ever since he was 20-years- old. "After I went to the Tanner School, I've sold building supplies, done saw- mill work, and taken on any other kind of cause that needed my atlen- tion." Locally, he's also noted during the time of the Folk Festival, as a masterful musician and has a band  that performs on Main Street annu ally. "I've lived here all of my life, and I just love it here, especially when I can do some good, like helping out with this program?' he adds. Wil Randolph, who owns Willie's Sport Shop with his wife, Cindy, tells how they operated the donation pro- gram. "A lot of guys from this area, as well as hunters from out-of-state, came in here wanting to donate their deer to this worthy cause," he outlined, men- tioning that others contributed money to the Hunters Helping the Hungry box in their store. Cindy adds, "This $300.00 was just collected since we opened the shop in October (2008)." With a look of satihction, Wil relayed in conclusion, "We've always tried to do stuff for this type of thing." M.FDICAI_ D.IRI::CTORV By Mindy Hermann, R.D. (NAPSA)-I love shopping when I feel that I'm getting good value for my money. I've started doing the same with eat- ing by choosing foods that give me the most nutrition for the bite and for the calories. Experts use the term "nutri- ent density" to describe the amount of vitamins, minerals Get the Most N atrition Per Bite and other nutrients in a food, compared to its calories. Can- taloupe, for example, is a high- nutrient-density food because a cup supplies 100 percent of the Daily Value (DV) for vitamins A and C in only 50 calories. Whole Grain Total likewise has a high nutrient density-a 3/4- cup, 100-calorie serving pro- vides 100 percent of the Daily Value for 12 vitamins and min- erals. In comparison, a cake doughnut provides only small amounts of a couple of nutri- ents, along with more than 300 calories. Certain groups of foods give you good nutrition for the bite.' Fruits and vegetables are a sure bet, since most don't have a lot of calories and are high in at least one important nutrient. In the protein family, leaner cuts of beef, pork and lamb, skinless chicken, fish, legumes and eggs are best bets. Lower-fat milks, yogurts and cheeses are also smarter choices. Fortified foods are often nu- trient-dense and supply impor- tarot vitamins and minerals that may be difficult to get in suffi- cient quantities. For example, milk is fortified with vitamin D, and white flour is fortified with iron and B vitamins. A fortified breakfast cereal like Total provides vital nutrients like iron and folic acid, particu- larly important for adolescent girls and women of childbearing age; vitamin D, important for bone health and naturally present in very few foods; and vitamin B-12, needed in in- creased amounts by older adults. Mindy Hermann, M.B.A., R.D., is a nutrition writer for women's, health and fitness magazines. She is the to-au- thor of Change One and the AMA's Family Health Cook- book.. FAMILY DOCTOR INNIE AMILTON HEALTH SYSTEM 809 Mineral Road, Glenville, WV 26351 NEW HOURS: M-F 7:30-6 p.m.. Sat 7:30-5 p.m.. 304-462-7322 FAMILY DOCTOR Little Kanawha Family Medicine Dr. Hilary Miller, D.O., M.P.H. 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