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Attention Shoppers: of educatinal' cmmunity andJr sprts pictures n page 2" This week's editrials [ deal with congratulations to a special Glenville Elementary School lad on hisI Circulars enclosed in this week's paper are from Mid-State of fantastic achievement and on a civic issue. For the latest in local sports news, see I Flatwoods, U-Pak of Glenville, Glenville Foodland, and Shop 'n' Save page 6. Also, don't miss our regular community correspondents and the news from I of Weston. These are appearing in this newspaper in specified local both near and afar! Finally, for other info, log onto for late- Zip Code zones or in all papers. We editors recommend these fine breaking news and ads. I , advertisers, as well as our regular On-the-Page advert sers. See a lot I Single Copy Price-75 (70 plus tax) (ISSN 0746-5890) Published by and for Gilmer County People Volume 105, Number 13 Glenville, Gilmer County, West Virginia 26351 Thursday, March 26, 2009 This week's prayer Dear Heavenly Father, Please infuse in Presi- dent Barack Obama an ability to come up with the right plans to get our nation's economy moving forward again, and mitigate the suffering of those people who have lost their jobs and homes. Also, give praise and heart to our county's dedicated volunteers as the5' move ahead, notably in the improvement initiatives of the Recruitable Com- munities. Gilmer County Humane Society, CreateWV, Communities '4' Development, Glen- ville Goes Green. GSC's Dilapidated Buildings initiative, etc., but especially in their efforts to revitalize downtown Glenville; inspire Glenville's City Councilpersons to embrace "the big picture" by encouraging and aiding these citizen-based initiatives for beautification; lessen the stress of those who suffer anxieties, especially those who are also fighting illnesses; bring an end to foreign wars and provide a safe return for our U. S. Troops; please comfort our readers, especially those fami- lies who have recently lost loved ones, notably the family of Jo Moser. Finally, be kind to all of our readers! Amen. ..... c Business Cards -- There are new business Cards 0n our newsp@er~s SpeCial BSSineSS Card Page 9; 5 U.S. & W.V. History Shorts March has seen many colorful and some tragic historical events take place in the Moun- tain State; read about them here! On March 24, '1910, the city of Mt. Hope in Fayette County burned; On MarCh 25, t992, Harry Brawley, Charleston historian and the first executive director of the WV Educational Broadcasting Authority, died; On March 26, 1858, the Virginia General Assembly had the Governor appoint a com- missioner to negotiate a boundary line be- tween Maryland and Virginia; the dispute wasn't finally resolved between the two states until 1910; On March 27, 1917, Cyrus R. Vance, who served as President Jimmy, g__.arter's Secretary of State, was born in Clarksburg; and On March 30, 1930, ground was broken at Gauley Junction to begin the deadly construc- tion of the Hawks Nest tunnel and dam. ilmer Goings RED HATS Gilmer Gadabouts will meet on Thurs- day, April 16, at 11:30 for lunch at the Senior Center, followed by their style show at 1 pm. Please dress in full Red Hat repalia and bring a can pack- age of non-perishable food for CRI See story in this issue. GILMER COUNTY HISTORIC LANDMARKS COMMISSION MEETING The Gilmer County Historic Land- marks Commission will meet at the History Center, at 302 Main Street, Tuesday, April 7, at 10:00 am. For more info, call 462-7507 or 4295. Continued on page 7 The second "Business After 5 Social Hour" will take place on this Thurs., Mar. 26 at the Best Western. Hospice, Inc. will be the sponsor. Plan to stop by to learn about their services. Also, Dr. SueAnn Strom will outline a proposed "Non-profit Business" minor for GSC. If your group wants to sponsor a Business Social Hour this year, call Dave Corcoran at 462-7309, Glenville State College's Board of Governors will meet at 12:30 p.m. on Wed., Apr. 1 in Rm. 319 of the Mollohan Center on campus. For more information call Teresa Sterns at 304-462-4110.""l' The Glenville City Council will meet 1 at 7 p. m. on Mon., Apr. 6, 2009. The general public is welcome. Normally, a Public Comment segment is at the start of the meeting. Legals ..,.',. ::2::i Classifieds.:::::::::: :1~i5 Gilmer Goer S & R ioaal Mkt :9&t6 Meditation Moment Thought(s) for the Week "Economics is the science of phenomena due to one love and one aversion -- gain and labor " John Dewey, American educator (I 859-1952) "It is not mass production but oniy prnduc- tion by the masses that can do the -to'k," Mohandas Gandhi, Indian reformer (/869. t 94,~ ) ) News from Recruitable Communities -- eg Design By David 1t. Corcoran, Sr., Publisher-Editor The local volunteers working with the Re- cruitable Communities Grant's group are en- couraging as many Gilmer Countians as pos- sible to attend one or more of their public meetings this weekend. Essentially, the Design Team -- a group of outside community development specialists from West Virginia University -- want to work up a plan for improving Glenville and Gilmer County's appearance and quality of life. The grant was applied for by Minnie Hamilton Health System in order to search for new ways to attract physicians and other medi- cal personnel to rural communities, like Glen- ville. Minnie Hamilton operates a medical clinic at the Mineral Road Medical Center, and, in the past, has had difficulties in staffing it., ' Join the Community Design Team's Corn- mumty Meetings to talk about the future of Glenville," according to a group flier. "The Team needs to hear your opinions and ideas about developing Glenville's vision for the future." The first public meel~ng i~ set for 7 p.m. on this Fri. evening, ~r: 27 at the Gilmer County Senior Center. The second public meeting will take place at 6 p.m. on this Sat., Mar. 28, starting off with a covered dish dinner at the Senior Center. The meal will be followed by aC0m- munity Design Team Presentation. On Friday morning, the Team will be visit- ing Glenville State College's Mollohan Center's theater in order to get input from the College. Local preparation for visit Glenville's Sidewalk Gang Committee, a volunteer group desiring to beautify the downtown's business district, let it be known what they were doing in preparation for the WVU Design Team's Visit. They decided to sweep the downtown's sidewalks and Main Street on last Fri., Mar. 20, and to haul off the winter's debris. Continued on page 4 CANCER SOCIETY'S EASTER EGG DAY-- Last Mon,, Mar. 23 was the annual day when the Gilmer County Chapter of the American Cancer Society's volunteers got together at the Tanner Community Center in order to dip their chocolate Easter Eggs as a fund-raiser. According to Society President Rosa Belle Cunningham, the first egg Was dropped in the chocolate at 7:45 a.m., and the last one of the 1 317 egg total, at 11:55 a.m. "That's a record, and rve never worked with a better group of volunteers; we had the production process down pat," she said. And of those one thousand-plus tasty eggs, which are now on sale at area stores, 500 were delivered on that Monday by JoAnn and Wayne Woodyard, a Iongtime husband and wife volunteer team from Cedarville. For their feat of strength and dedication, this couple, along with all of the other Cancer Society's volunteers that morning and afternoon, richly deserve this week's "Folks Who Shine" Award from this newspaper. DHC, St., Publisher-Editor LAST OF THE COOKIES -- Outside of Glenville's Foodland Supermarket last Sat., Mar. 21, Danielle Marks (I-r) and Taylor Linger, two 10-year-old members of Girl Scout Troop, No. 8207, are making an impressive sale. Buying the cookies is Glenville State College President Peter Barr, who thought that he'd just finished his grocery shopping, until eyeing the traditionally-delicious Girl Scout dessert bites. The girls told Dr. Barr and other patrons that they liked being in Girl Scouts, because they can make a lot of friends, learn many crafts and nature skills, and fund-raise together, like on last Saturday. Unfortunately, one of the girl's mothers related that th@ Glenville unit is the last Girl Scout Troop left in Gilmer County; Girl Scouting is dying for lack of interest. i' ii ili!iii 2 ? i ii.i-i~i !:i.i~i~i.~ ~?i.i.i.i. ::~ ,:.:.:.:: .::::: :.:.:.::.: : i[!!!~!!i !!i!i!i!i : !i~!~i!i!ii :~ DOWNTOWN IMPROVEMENT IN ACTION -- Last Friday, Mar. 20 was an apropos day for sweeping up downtown Glenville. After all, it was officially the first day of spring. Hence, I was an ideal time for the city's volunteer "Sidewalk Gang" to get out the brooms, shovels, and wheelbarrows in order to sweep up the cinders and sand, which,i had been accumulating on East Main Street since the winter, and to haul 'the debris I away. Pictured here are Glenville's Street Supervisor Stanley Starcher (center, front) and local business nan Paul Hartman (right, front), as David Millard (I-r, background), Don Kelble, and Dr. Bob Henry Baber, all volunteers, pause from their duties to get a laugh at some of their other 20 comrades. (Staff photos on this page by Dave Corcoran, St., Publisher-Editor) SIDEWALK GANG'S HARDIEST OF THE HARDY -- After a couple of hours, this group picture was taken of the dwindling group of volunteers, some others of the initial 20 having tO leave, due to the press of business or personal obligations. Nevertheless, even after a hard afternoon's work, Glenville's Sidewalk Gang had made a good accounting of themselves in doing their fair shares to beautify the downtown, in addition to maintaining their happy and productive spirits. O O O 0 0