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Page 6 -- The Glenville Democrat/Pathfinder --- Thursday, Mar. 18, 2004 ulan FEATURING Premium Twin-Cylinder Briggs & Stratton engine gh frame • Cast iron front enid. Grease zerks Extra large fuel tank ° Extra heavy-duty transaxle 18" turning radius • Cup holder ° High back seat 2-Year warranty Store Hours: 8-5 Mon.-Fri. ° 8-3 Sat. ° 462-5631 W. a n reeman to Continued from Page 1 ing served as the Dean of the College of Education at Augusta State (Ga.) University from July 1994 until April 2002. In addition and at previous ten- ures, he had served in a variety of capacities at Georgia Southern Uni- versity, Bowling Green State Univer- sity in Ohio and the University of Tennessee. This educator received his B.S. in Education at Middle Tennessee State University in 1967 and his M.A. in Teacher Education in 1969. He, then, went to the University of Tennessee iii Thomas H. Powell who is now Presi- dent of Mt. St. Mary's College and Seminary at Emmittsburg, Maryland. Friday's events for Dr. Freeman's Baby Closet continuing project The local Americorps workers at CRI in Glenville are making new- born baby packages welcome new Gilmer County Tobacco Prevention Coalition Holds Monthly Meeting mothers home from the hospital. In- where he earned the Ed.D. degree in Inauguration are free of charge to fantgifisarecurrentlybeingaccepted. The Gilmer County Tobacco Pre-ing kills more people than alcohol. Special Education in 1977. anyone whowould like toattend.For details, call either Sandra vention Coalition held its monthly AIDS, carcrashes, illegaldrugs, mur- He and his wife, Sandy, GSC's HardingorSandraHessat462-8698.meetingMarch8,2004. Agendaitems ders, and suicides COmbined. More FirstLady, have two children, David ..... .......................................................... ~~ ...... ................................ ~ included preparation for an upcoming than 440,000 deaths in the United Zach,and Tricia, and four grandchildren:And,w, Alex and Sydni. ~ C0~~ ~tld ~i~ 'Not on tobacco'cessation trainingand~j States each year are tobacco-related tobacco control surveys to be con-Join the effort to reducedeath and At GSCs helm, he replaced Dr. ::i :~ '::!i: i:i~:::!!iii!iiii!!iiiiii :-:,: ~: :: i ducted through Glenville State Col- disparity caused by tobacco. The Continued from page I thefuture, the Historical Society is lege. Gilmer County Tobacco Preven- 000 Continued from Page 1 Dr. James Goll gets promoted A former Glenville State College chemistry teacher has been promoted to Associate Professor of Chemistry at Edgewood College in Madison, Wise. Dr. James Goll, an Assistant Professor of Chemistry atGSC from 1996 to 2001, was happy with the promotion. At GSC, he was noted for his lectures using movies, like "Apollo 13," to illustrate chemical principles. In addition, he was a statistician atthe College's athletic events. In Madison, he is also academic advisor to Edgewood College's Athletic Department. He says, "Hello," to all of his old friends in Glenville and can be reached via e-mail at: jgoll@edgewoodedu McOowell County gets prison study U. S. Senator Robert C. Byrd (Dem.-W. Va.) recently announced that depression-weary McDoweil County will get a federal prison environmental site study like the one that started the economic development ball rolling in Gilmer County in 1998. No other details about the prospects for that southern county actually getting the prison were released. The county has had one of the state's highest unemployment rates for the past two decades, though. At the same time, Gilmer County Economic Development Association officials are currently trying to broker a large land acquisition deal from Eastern Associated Coal Company for property east of the current Bear Run- Duck Run federal prison. It was the hope of EDA spokespersons that a second federal prison could be located there, adjacent to the Federal Correctional Institution-Gilmer. Several years ago Mr. Jim Fealy, executive director of the Gilmer County EDA, had beenjnvited to speak at a community meeting in Welch, the county seat of McDowell County, about how Gilmer County landed its federal prison. ' David Corcoran, The Glenville Democrat/Pathfinder's publisher-editor, also attended this meeting, in that he was the former publisher of the then Welch Daily News. Weston State Hospital could be- come a hotel with a golf course The old and deteriorating Weston State Hospital, one of the largest and most historic cut stone buildings in the world, could be saved. Last week it was announced that a development group based in California had taken a $25,000 option to purchase the long-time vacant facility from the state of West Virginia. The developers hope to renovate the building, convert it into a hotel and shopping complex and construct a golf course behind it. The projected cost is estimated at approximately $300 million. But, if this project succeeds, then the revitalization of downtown Weston will get a terrific boost, according to The Weston Democrat of Wed., Mar. 10. this: • Transported 295 clients, • Served 5,108 units with the Med- icaid program, • Served 7,530 units with Medicaid Waiver Program, • Spent 32 hours with in-home re- spite program, • Shopped for seven homebound cli- ents, • Served 946 congregate meals, • Delivered 1,040 meals to homes, • Added 14 new seniors to client list, • Sent out 625 newsletters, - • Served 219 with the exercise room, and • Performed chore services for 204 clients. A letter was reviewed by the Com- mission regarding the temporary em- ployment of Larry D. Kennedy as a Service Processor for the Sheriff's Department. This employment was approved. February 19 Meeting Recap Although much of the second regu- lar meeting last month was routine, the commissioners did express some concerns about the county's finances. At their Thurs., Feb. 19 meeting, they lamented certain increasing ex- penses, such as those at the Regional Jail and the Gilmer County Historical • Society. The per-day rates at the Re- gional Jail will rise by $3.50 to $48.50 on July r, 2(X)4. Commissioner Reta Kight reveals that this incarceration service is now costing Gilmer County Government $5,500 per month for the local prisoners. In addition, they took action when paying a one-month $882.00 gas bill for the Historical Society which is occupying the old Senior Center Building. They called the Society and asked them to turn down the heat in the vacant part of the building com- plex. Commission President Larry Chap- man commented, "At some point in going to have to take over these utility bills." Replying for the Society was Norma Hurley who is the group's trea- surer, "Our Society is a small group sponsored only by dues. When the Holt House becomes a museum, we will be more able to anticipate a certain level of income and better able to af- ford these expenses." Additionally, she relates that U. S. Congressman Alan Mollohan (Dem.-lst Dist.) who is the driving force behind the museum ini- tiative, is seeking more federal money to aid the Society's museum renova- tion efforts." On other financial matters, the com- missioners: • Tabled a request from the Sheriff': Dept. to apply for an equipment grant (Mr. Chapman's reasoning: "We need to see (the grant's wording) in its final form, so as not to incur unnecessary expenses in the future); • Announced that the commission had received a copy of last fiscal year's audit from the West Virginia State Auditor's Office and it seemed in good order; • Learned that the Tanner Commu- nity Center Building sustained water damage from broken pipes during the winter and that the renovation costs would be about $8,000; and • Accepted a $20,000 reimburse- ment check from State Government for conservation work done at the Glen- ville Golf Course which is owned by the county. In other business, the commission- Crs" • Heard a report from Nelson Smith, a county anti-litter spokesperson, that Jack's Septic will pick up old tires for $2.50 apiece starting in August 2004; • Learned from Mr. Smith, who also serves on the Gilmer County Public Service District's board, that Congress- man Mollohan landed the Norman- town-Stumptown Waterline project a $1.6 million grant which should ad- vance that public works project; Continued to the right Gilmer County's Clean Indoor Air tion Coalition meets at noon on the Regulation was discussed. The regu- third Friday of each month at the lation, adopted January 21, 1997,pro- Community Showcase, Main Stre-. vides 100% smoke-freepublicplaces, Glenville. including Gilmer County restaurants. For more information, call Angle Plans were made for recognition of Linger, Chairperson, at (304) 462- smoke-freeestablishments for protect- 8265 or Patricia Lake, Regional To- mg Gilmer County Citizens from the bacco Prevention Coalition Coordi- dangers ofsecondhandsmoke. Smok- nator, at (304) 472-1500. • Heard a report from the County county's share is $9,928, for the local Health Dept.'s Iris Tallhamer and Emergency Services Office; and Misty Rexroad that their bureau • Discussed several items in the cor- has worked up a terrorist attack respondence that they received. manual; (Editor's Note: This latter meeting • Approved accepting a total of was covered by Dave Corcoran, Sr., $19,000 in grants, of which the publisher-editor.) We're here now to make your school, church or family reunion both joyful and comfortable/ Vew/y opened, 60 rooms, interior corridors, elevator access, fitness center, conference room, and modern in-teem coaven/ences and amen/ties, se g year .eda t raes, tmuy class reunions, graduations and social $’tmermg needs. Group Distraints Available. Ill Ill I I II IllUl New Campaign 4~ Urges Women To "Go Red" your family' s medical history and visit your doctor to find out if you are at risk for heart disease or stroke. If a healthy die t and exercise doesn' t work, then talk to your doctor about medica- tion and take it as prescribed. Even if you need medicine, a healthy diet and exercise are still important. The campaign is sponsored by Pfizer, which will conduct educa- tional campaigns throughout the country, and Macy's, which will de- velop a marketing effort including special merchandise to benefit the American Heart Association. It is funded with a grant from PacifiCare. fie can su heart disease (NAPSA)-While more women to- lack of urgency about such a serious day are aware that they are at risk for health threat contributes to the deaths heart disease, a very large number of'~aearly 500,000 American women still do not realize that it is their num- every year. ber one killer, "OUr focus is to empower women That's why the American Heart to reduce their risk of heart disease," Association's new Go Red For saidNiecaGoldberg, M.D., assistant Women campaign uses the color red professor of medicine at New York to draw attention to heart disease and University. "The Go Red For Women urges women to take control of their campaign outlines a plan to help health and learn more about cardio- women take action against heart dis- vascular disease, ease." Ninety percent of women feel they To Go Red For Women, eat havepowerovertheirhealth-butonly healthfully, exercise, don't smoke, 27 percent say their health is a top maintainaheahhyweight, bloodpres- priority, according to a recent Ameri- sure, and blood cholesterol level, and can Heart Association survey. This control diabetes, if you have it. Learn and stroke research and education by purchasing designated products and gift items from companies such as Swarovski Crystal, Pantene, OPI Products, Le Mystere, Walgreens, St. John, Ross Dress for Less and Angel Wreaths. A portion of pro- ceeds from the sale of these products will benefit the American Heart As- sociation. Call 1-888-MY-HEART or visit for heart health tips and information on Simple Solu- tions and Choose to Move, the Ameri- can Heart Association' s free lifestyle programs that will help your heart, your health and your life. American Heart Red is the color that symbolizes heart disease in women and empowers them to take charge of their health. f ORTHODONTISTS Dr. Michael Bunner 17 Garton Plaza Weston • 269-7985 PHYSICAL THERAPY ;lenville Orthopedic & Sports Physical Therapy GSC Physical Education Bldg. Glenville • 462-8933 Michael Bunner, D.D.S., M.S. Office Hours By Appointment 17 Garton Plaza Weston, WV (304) 269-7985 GI P C A DIVISION OF MINNIE HAMILTON HEALTH CARE CENT[ R 809 Mineral Road.Glenvdle, WV-26351 (304) 462-7322 .O College Total family eye care medical treatment optical and Howard Streets ° GlenviUe HOSPITALS Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital 230 Hospital Plaza Weston • 269-8000 FAMILY PRA Dr. Carl Nichols Main street Glenville • 462-8612 OPTOMETR Cinalfi-- lle • 3- b6 Glenvi