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! ) Page 6 -- The Gienville Democrat/Patht'mder --- Thursday, April 3, 2003 JUST ARRIVED - Mowers (riding and push-type), tillers, string trimmers and brush cutters. Name brands include Wizard, Poulan Pro, MTD, Stihl and Shindaiwa. Featuring the ever-popular Briggs & Stratton engines on our 4-cycle units. i We service what we sell. Hours: 8-5 Mon.-Fri. 8-3 Sat.- Phone: 462-5631 315 W. Main St. - First inmates come to Imer lib Continued from page 1 timates FCI-Gilmer's employee complement at 215-to-219. "We'll soon be hiring correctional officers, skilled tradespersons, and factory personnel again," he divulges. The prison industry will renovate military forklifts. "Once this factory gets up-and-running, it may get pretty busy due to the war," he points out. Of prison careers, he tells, "We don't have a lot of employee turnover. At FCI-Gilmer, we did have one per- son who was called back to military duty for Iraq. But, there is about an eight-to- 10 percent change at any fed- eral prison per year because employ- ees just want to climb up the career ladder. As they step up (to new skills' levels), they see other and better op- portunities within our bureau." On the prison's lighting Admitting that the prison's lights are bright, he mentions that for the past several weeks, most of them have been turned off. On commenting on a they deserve much of the credit for the Continued from page 1 Letter to the Editor in this newspaper prison's being located in Gilmer Continuing, she adds, "I'm just try- whereanarearesidentcomplainedof County. ing to serve people." thelightpollutioninthisruralregion, "And, if someone (in the general Why did she start this new, yet Mr. McLeodsays,"Alloftheselights public) has to miss the Grand Open- competitive business? are pointed down, but they do get ing due to being out-of-town, we'll 'Tm qualified and this is something bright. Most ofthem have been turned give them a special tour later," he I have wanted to do, what I went to off for economy reasons, but they assures, college for, and what I enjoy doing," will be turned back on again when Also relative to the community, he she relates. the prison gets more inmates." mentions that the prison will buy Io- For this 1998 Gilmer County High Although being apologetic about cally -- whenever they can. "If we School graduate, she recalls, "In high the lighting problem, he indicates need something fast, we'll buy it !o- school, I used to make up graduation announcements and I did it for those that there's nothing they can do about cally," he says. "At our Business Semi- it. nars, somelocaisuppliers were repre- who couldn't afford the regular ones The medium-security prisoners are sented and are learning our purchas- from the printers." scheduled to be transferred here later ing procedures." The Glenville businesswoman cred- in April, so more lights will be turned The prison's eventual total employ- its Mrs. Cheryl McCallister, a long- on then. merit has been estimated as high as time, yet recently retired teacher at A grand opening 383, its annual budget will be about the Calhoun-Gilmer Career Center, Confirming that there will be a $30 million, and its potential inmate as being her inspiration to excel in her Grand Opening for the general pub- population, 1,500 max. own business. "Mrs. McCallister lic, he states, "We're just waiting for Conclusion taught me how to use the computers Senator (Robert) Byrd andCongress- With the question-and-answer for- man (Alan) Mollohan to be available mat, no member of the community to participate in it." He indicates that went away from this Kiwanis Public Forum without their inquiry being LEPC's emergencY plans ... addressed. Yet, only eight local citi- zens availed themselves of this infor- mative opportunity. Finally, on Mon., Mar. 24, Gilmer County history was made when the first group of federal prisoners were transferred into their new institutional home, FCI-Gilmer. This fact was con- firmed by one of the facility's two associate wardens, Ron McLeod, an affable, nearly 50-year-old career prison official. EMERGENCY PLANNING IN FULL SWING - Others look on while Denzil Hess ('second from right), the county's DNR Officer, speaks during the most recent LEPC meeting. For the general public, the local emergency planners are making available a West Virginia state govemment-published booklet entitled, "Getting Ready: A Family Emergency Guide." Pick up your free copy at the Gilmer County Courthouse or at this newspaper's office. (Staff photo by Kristal Sheets) Continued from page 1 the Gilmer County Family Resource immediate releases to local and public Network, reported that this organiza- radioandtelevisionstations, areadaily tion is working on keeping certain newspapers, and through police scan- amounts of water and food on hand her reports, for the public in the event of a c:risis Many other agencies have plans in situation. motion for handling emergency situa- In addition to discussions concern- titus, too. Donna Waddell, director of Continued in right column Continued from page l wanton endangerment, one count of malicious assault, three counts of kid- napping, and one count of burglary. In addition, the officer was indicted on one misdemeanor count of de- struction of property. According to Circuit Clerk Lane Smith who processed the indictments through his office, it is rare that a Special Grand Jury is called into ses- sion. ing emergencies that might arise as a result of the current war, the subject Concurring, Prosecutor Hough ffldingwasbrached'DarrenFeit notes, "In this case, the Grand Jury brought into the discussion several found probable cause on 10 counts key points regarding the rain gauges against the officer." used by the county, along with col- As to the kidnapping count allega- lected data of past rain events, to tions, the officials explain that when predict rainfall, a person (or persons) is held at gun- Felt cited these gauges as "the gold~ point against his or her will, that is the standard" for predictions that c0ul~ legal definition of kidnapping. Rela- avert flooding disasters in the event of rive to this incident, three Tanner area a heavy rain season, suggesting that people --- the Tingler family -- were the gauges in use right now need to be held at gunpoint at 3:43 a.m. on Mar. checked, perhaps moved from cur- 7 in their home, an official verifies. rent locations, and augmented. The whole issue revolves around Itwasannouncedearlyon that Jacob an early morning, Mar. 7 shooting of Dennison had resigned as head of a door on a Ford S-10 pick-up truck Gilmer County's Homeland Security operated by Kevin Michael Tingler, effort, and that a replacement is being of Smithviile, who was later charged sought, This program makes local in GilmerCounty Magistrate's Court distinctions for security on a county- with fleeing and assault on a police wide basis and reports to the W. Va. officer. These charges were filed by State Police. the Glenville City Police Dept. against The next meeting of the LEPC will Mr. Tingler on that same date. be Thurs., May 15, When Tingler left Glenville in the and desktop publishing," she says. Also. at Glenville State College where she earned her associate's de- gree in business and marketing, she participated in SIFE (Students in Free Enterprise) and learned much there, she states. Born in Grantsville, she has lived in Gilmer County about all of her life. She's the daughter of Roger and Ter- esa Lydick, of Glenville. and the wife of Austin Nicholas, a Flying "W" Plastics employee. Now, you might ask, "How did she come up with the name of 'Tanzan Design?' " Creatively, Jennifer just merged the initials of her two children: Taylor A. Nicholas (2 1/2 years old) and Zachary A. Nicholas (l-year-old); hence, T.A.N.-Z.A.N. As stated on her poster which has been placed enjoy, "creating needs." business tions, baby ments, and name it; As a asks that her her at make arran to do the design you," she says. See related Classified Page'S. In conclusion, adds with a smile, find the unique, C like these, to ment in your life.' mild The Special ments are not an stresses Prosecut' "Everyone titled to a the American s eryone ~s until tion Relative to storms, ve) Zande & wants effects of either disasters in early morning, a high speed ch~e apparently ensued. Tingler, then, wrecked his vehicle on Third Run, and was blocked in getting back onto the road by Police Sgt. Kendall, ac- cording to Glenville Police Chie f John Moss in a previous report to this news- paper. Sgt. Kendall was then struck on the left leg when Mr. Tingler tried to drive his vehicle back onto the road. In or around that time. Sgt. Kendall fired a shot into the pick-up's door, in what was described as an effort to get the suspect to surrender. Following the arrest, the officer purportedly gotpermission to search the suspect's Third Run family's resi- dence -- a request granted by his father, Chief John Moss related. At this Sgt. Kendaliis c-u~efltty o'n medi- mission cal leave, due to the injuu, to his knee, loca the Chief confirms, issues. Thurs., ;nville Moose Lodge Friday, April Dinner at 6 p.m. a Members & qualified Please, support your Moose ManyPrOgramSdrug manufacturersMake Prescription DrUgSand procedures, and helps expe-AVailable Free (NAPSA)-It has often been estimated valueof$1.5billion. said that the best things in life sponsor what are called pa, Most people, however, includ- dite the submission process. are free-and that expression can tient assistance programs, ing qualified doctors, nurses, so- Once patients are approved, the ................... ............ : = even be applied to something that's usually associated with a high price tag: prescription drugs. 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