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1 Ultlltllmllllllll Page 8 -- l&apos;he Glenville Democrat/Pathfinder --Thursday, February 26, 20{)9 I Around The GeraldineMarks Cedarville News J*dlllWdyard462-7093 Kitchen Table 462-7477 m ................................. MOUNT PISGAH MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH, FROM CROOKED FORK Former Resident; t00ecalled; Spring Near During WWII and for several years after, lots of Gilmer County young people could not find work in Gilmer County, so they went to OH to find employment. Some of them got to- gether and organized this Church in Grafton, OH. They often invite preach- ere from WV to preach there. Eld. Charles Fisher was the pastor for sev- eral years there. He would drive there on Saturday, and preach that evening, then preach on Sunday morning and drive back home that evening. Many of these workers are now retired and often get together at spe- cial restaurants for breakfast. Most of them depend on the Glenville Demo- crat for news from home. Word has been received of the death of a former Crooked Fork resident Sherman "Bub" Deulley in Clarksville, TN. His parents were "Bee" and Daisy Deulley and they were neighbors of ours when he was growing up. When a teenager, Bub helped Dad put up hay, cut filth, cut timber and was a part of the wheat thrashing crew more than once..He was a WWII veteran and retired from service. Ann Hardman Hamric passed away in OH last week. I remember Ann's first day of school. She got on the bus at the Bailey Stump Curve and went to Normantown. I remember her mother was standing on the porch watching her little girl get on the bus. When we lived on Briar Lick, Ann's grandparents Frank and Annie Hardman were our special neighbors. Both families have our deepest sym- pathy. Old man winter hasn't given up yet, but I think spring is just around the corner. One day last week Austin White plowed gardens on Cub Fork, Howard Wankmuller told me he hopes to plant his peas soon and the days are getting lots longer. I got a call from on of my readers, David Vannoy. He said his sister Rebecca and he live on Mt. Zion. He said to tell Gall Miller, "Happy Birth- day" for him. Gaff was his teacher at Rosedale. Ermel Parsons has been sick, in.but I think she is getting better. On July 17, 18, and 19, in Moorefield, a Stump Reunion will be held, this includes our Gilmer County Stumps. For more information, call 255-622-5469,: or .write Albert F. Stump, 15519 Sheree Street, Gonzales, LA; 70737. They will meet at the South Branch Inn where rooms are on a first come, first served basis, for reservations :call, 1-800-9167. Conings News Winter Weather, It is ass up. Is spring here or not'? I am hoping it is getting closer. Most of the sick in the community are improving. Lets hope the sun- shine and warmer temperatures will help everyone. There are several people in the com- munity ready to celebrate birthdays in Where's March. I hop they have a gO])d ones. Don't:'worr abSUt the numbers; they don't matter. Well, it is time to start dialing all 10 digits of our telephone numbers. It is going to be hard for me to remember, but if we don't, we will have to hear the funny sound telling is to redial. The Phoenicians and Romans made a purple dye from Murex sea snails. Cloth colored with this dye was more valuable than gold. I daily O Authentic Mexican Food 0[i[:, =1 n 10 Yo OFF YOUR TOTAL BIL| L...,,..  ,,,. ...,, .m .m.  .,,,, .,. ... .,. , .., ,,-- , ,m Exit 117 in Ciarksburg (479 Emily Drive) call 304-622-2042 1 I .D BACK! los Computer Desks & More antinued Styles ;Ends 1 28th, 2009 NOTHING Bedroom - Dining Room - Living Roo Close out Specials on HURRY. Saturday, Febrt Top Brands to Choose From: Breyhill Bassett La-Z.Boy Lane England Ashley Eagle and More Bedding by: Sleeplogic Imperial ASK ABOUT OUR NEW MEMORY FOAM MATTRESS AND ADJUSTABLE BEDS I >.\>J3// FREE Delivery within 25 Miles  ] -,:' EXT.: --.- and FREE Set-up. @ EXTRA /l .Discounts Easy Credit Terms Available up to 36 Months,  D!=s..ts > I / ........ S NO Interest 1-'7 - 30-60" 90 Day -7" ...... "vl I'\\; on ] -//'/" Up to 2 Years Free Financing <tA'--x [ Surprise Call, CEOS Meeting I had a surprise call Saturday, a longtime friend haven't seen or heard from for several years. Elva Jean (Marks) Richards of OH. We had a very nice chat and she hopes to attend the Cedarville School Reunion Me- morial weekend. There were two senior van loads. Thursday that went to Parkersburg Mall. Aldi's. and other stores shop- ping and we ate at the Golden Corral Restaurant. had a good meal and a nice trip. Our sympathy goes out to the fam- ily of Ann (Hardman) Hamric. she will be missed by family, friends, and her neighbors. Belated Birthday wishes go out to Emylee Shields. We had our CEOS meeting at Baldwin last week. we did not have one in January the weather was bad. We had a small turnout, but we had a ntce meeting and delicious snacks. Helpful Cooking Hints: Never put a cover on anything that is cooked in milk. unless you want to spend hours cleaning up the store when it boils over. Slip your hand inside a waxed sand- wich bag and you have a perfect mitt for greasing your baking pans and casserole dishes. Hard boiled eggs will peel easily if cracked and placed in cold water im- mediately after taking out of the hot water. These Cedar Creek State Park Campers Ron and Tiny Whitehair Iretired Cedar Creek State Park Supennten- dent of Davis , Jim and Doris Duke of Clarksburg, Bill and Carolyn Wilfong of Mt. Claire. Raymond and Imogene Shamblin. Janet and Gene Fisher of Cottageville. Dottle Mitchell of Clarksburg, Hank, Kay. and Heather Means of Clarksburg, Peggy Davis and daughter, Judy Fierbaugh of Charleston, Wayne and I met at the Common Place Restaurant. We had a great meal, good home- made candy by Kay Means, and Val- entine treats. We all had a great fel- lowship, game and fun. Wayne received a gift- a IBod tray and the Drive and Dine poem, was all appreciated, the campers are tricky, but we love them all. Drive and Dine Tucked in the hills near Glenville, There lies a special place: Cedar Creek State Park. by name And a campground aide named Wayne. He's been around for quite some time. And ]s known for his friendly ways; He loves to help, he loves to talk. But he really loves to GRAZE! He comes to work at four o'clock And begins to make his rounds: And then as evenings turns to night At each campsite he can be found. He registers new campers in, He talks and takes their pay; But then his thoughts soon turn to food As he travels on his way. Hot dogs, chili, burgers, pie, He loves it all the same; The campers love to see him come, It's just become a game. He always fears that Paul will see. So he hurries while he eats: He tries to bo so nonchalant As be drives along the street. So. we have a special gift for Wayne: A tray to fit his truck He can place it on the window's edge And pray he will have some lick. The campers have their special flags To fly when they have food; So Wayne won't have to waste his time, He wilt know each stop is good. So, when Wayne sees the flag displayed, He wilt know food's on;its way; The goodies will be placed on his tray So he can eat as he drives away! Kay Means, A Cedar Creek Camper Humane Society of Gilmer County Organ&ed A humane society is being formed in Gilmer County. Only seven coun- ties in West Virginia have neither an animal shelter nor humane society. Gilmer, Calhoun and Wirt are three of them. Our County Commission's dog warden fulfills his duties as assigned. He catches stray dogs, takes them to his farm where they are chained to "dog boxes" for a minimum of five days. A list (no photos) is posted in the hall of the courthouse - no further postings. Some time after five days, he takes them to a neighboring county, Spring? : where the majority are quickly put : i' ' down Good luck tO everyone .... } , " Very Mt. Earnest Sfinday School is hav; few are retrieved - it seems ing good attendahce this winter; 22 to most people do not know that we have 24 every Sunday. I have been there a dog warden, or how to find him. one time since Christmas. This meets state code, but we feel it is not enough. The Humane Soci- ety of Gilmer County has incorpo- rated and is currently filing for 501 (c)3 (not-for-profit) status. Our goal is to assist in creating a more humane en- vironment for Gilmer County's huge pet population - e.g. returning lost dogs to owners, finding new homes for unwanted cats and helping owners develop greater responsibility for their pets, well-being. We have begun networking with the local federal prison, Paws4prisoners, Glenville State Col- lege, 4H and other local groups Last week there was no ice or snow on the ground. It felt good to be back in church. Amati String Quartet to Perform The Charleston Chamber Music Society presents the Amati String Quartet on Sunday, March 29, at 2 p.m. at Christ Church United Meth- odist. Acclaimed as a "String quartet with passionate powers,, the members of the Amati Quartet, from Zurich, have "polish and expressive depth at least equal to the world's most highly re- garded quartets (Atlanta Constitu- tion)." For more information, please call (304) 344-5389, or visit the website Charlestonchambermusic. org. REMINDER: " Ten-digit dialing is required for I all local calls beginng Friday, 1 February 28. .J plus FOHO-WV, HSUS, ASPCA and more. We have already begun sup- plying the dog warden with dog food (which was an out-of-pocket expense for him). HSGC has tried a photo- poster program and has already re- turned two stray dogs to their grateful owners. We have a few that will reduce owners cost to $45 and $65 for cats or dogs respectively. Please call to be included in this program. This is a major undertaking, and we need help of all kinds - land to locate a professional shelter, materi- als and labor for building the facility and volunteers to maintain the sThe!ter after it is built. Our needs have al- ready begun - of course financial, but also people with the time and desire to work with us. If you love and respect animals, you can become part of this project today. Contact president Gary Coberly at gccl @hughes.net or 304- 462-8346. Send donations to: HSGC, POBox 1055, Glenville, WV 26351. An editorial Do not forget about the future of our Gilmer County public schools! Express your opinions about our school buildings at any future BOE meeting. See this newspaper for the time and date of future meetings. DHC, Sr., Editor Benefit Auction A Benefit Auction and bean and cornbread dinner will be held on March 14, at 12:00 at the Gilmer County Recreation Center. All proceeds will go to Connie Stump to cover expenses from the accidental death of her husband, RondeH Stump. If you have any items you would like to donate, please call, Connie at 304-462-5557, Gary at 304-462-8735, or any of Rondell's brothers or sisters. & Equipment 1 To Serve You Better I 1-Down Draft Paint I Bake Booth 1 - Cross Draft Paint Booth NEW and USED PARTS. TOWING ALDEN MICHAEL PRITT Pritt Family Announces Birth of Son Jonathan and Kelly Pritt, of Flat- woods, are proud to announce the birth of their son, Alden Michael. Alden was born on November 29, 2008, at St. Joseph's Hospital in Buckhannon. He weighed six pounds and was 19" long. Alden's grandparents are Larry and Beverly Sprouse, ofNormantown, and the late John Pritt and Janet Pritt, of Sand Fork. Old US 33 Spencer Spring Creek Truss Bridge West Virginia Division of High- ways is advising the publi c that the Old US 33 Truss Bridge between Hardman's Lumber and Sav-a-Lot Grocery Store is in danger of collaps- ing, according to CliffEssig, District Three Bridge Engineer. The bridge, originally owned by the City of Spen- cer, has been closed to vehicular traf- fic since 1969. The state tookposses- sion in the fall of 2008. Area residents and motorists are being asked to avoid the area of the bridge due to safety concerns. The WVDOT is presently working on contract plans for the demolition of this structure. Meanwhile, Divi- sion of Highways' inspectors will con- tinue to monitor the condition of the bridge. Hey are you a grandpar- ent? So am I. I live 1000 miles away from my grand- son, who is on the GSC Track and Field team. If you have time, and as a favor to me, visit with him at the track. Let him know you, his name is Chris Free- man, I will appreciate this, so will Chris. Thank you, James Freeman, Waco, TX