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Page 8 --- The Glenville Democrat/Pathfinder -- Thursday, April 3, 2003 Pat's Pat Ridpath, Burnsville 853-2401 I 1 .! News and Views from Burnsville I thinkl should change the sub-title know but they enjoy reading about to "News and Views and Other Stuff them because they are from West from Burnsville." I do ramble on and Virginia. on. Recent visitors to our area were I think it would be great if all of us Dr. Gary Preamek and his wife Carol stopped at 9:00 p.m. ESTeverydayto of Greenwood, Delaware, who join with the President and others stopped at the bed-and-breakfast, who take a moment to pray for our Simplicity De Haven Inn in Sutton troops at that time. My biggest prob- and then attended the Braxton lem is remembering! I do stop in the Seventh-day Adventist Church in chapel at Sharpe Hospital every shift Gassaway and ate Fellowship Din- I work, to pray for those whose names ner with us. They had high praise for are written there and for all of our the lodging. I want to go see it be- troops. I also pray for thg Iraqi people, cause my great-uncle and great-aunt, soldiers and all. They are also God's Charles and Dale (McNemar) children and we are told to pray for Whytsell used to own that beautiful our enemies. Many of them are NOT place. Uncle Charlie is my our enemies, though. They need our grandmother's half-brother and Dale prayers that this will soon be over in is my grandfather's sister. When spite of dire predictions that it may Uncle Charlie died, Aunt Dale sold take a long time. the place to Dora (Singleton) Butcher, I got chewing gum and nail clip- the mother of Bill Haymond, who pers, several of each, for our box at married my Aunt Jean McNemar. Sharpe from which "care" packages They now live in Buckhannon. Are are being made for the troops. I hear you thoroughly confused? Probably they would love to get some beef not. We live in West Virginia where jerky and they need underwear and nearly everyone is related. socks (probably because they have no There is another bed-and-breakfast chance or place to wash these items), that I want to visit that is beyond I think this sort of thing is being done Orlando at Clover Fork. The name of in several places and it is a wonderful it is Kilmarnock Farm. This was origi- thing to be doing. I remember that nally the Maje Knight farm where when we were in the midst of World Charles Bucklew. my kids' dad lived War II, the ladies gathered regularly when he was going to Burnsville to make bandages for the troops. It High. Their website is seems we have a need to be doing kilmarnockfarm, if you would like to something to show our support and to explore a little more. try to help in such times. The JOYFUL AIRES (I hope I Correction: Joslynn Grace spelled that right) will be presenting Smallwood was born March 18, 2003 a Gospel Music program at the First to Helinia and Josh. This way we get Baptist Church in Burnsvilleon April to congratulate them twice. 27 at 11:00 a.m. I am sure that is Summer Dawn Mays was born something we will all enjoy. March 25, 2003 to Tabitha (Riffle) I told you about Frank and Vivian and Daniel Mays. She was delivered (Kuhl) Strader and their daughter byanemergencyC-section,4pounds, Tricia who are reenactors in Civil 5 ounces, 17 inches long, but baby Warbattlesatvarioushistoricalsites. and mommy are doing better. They Coming to the History Channel on are at Women and Children's Hospi- April 14, at 9:00 p.m. is "APRIL tal in Charleston, the baby in NICU 1865," a docu-drama about the last and the mommy in Room 228 of the days of the Civil War. Tricia plays Mother/Baby unit. It was Mrs. Jefferson Davis and Frank is touch-and-go for awhile, very scary one of President Davis's cabinet for friends and family. Tabitha's members.ACivilWarreenactor, Bob mother is Pat (Riffle) Cook, formerly Bossier of Gettysburg, PA, plays of Burnsville, now of Sutton. Pat President Davis. works with me at Sharpe Hospital. I mistakenly wrote that Frank and Daniel's mother is Olive (Henline) Vivian have a son, John. Not so. Lemon, RN, formerly of Burnsville, Triciaistheironlychild.FrankDOES now of Gassaway. Tabitha grew up have a brother named John. beside me here in Burnsville and I also said that these interesting played with Laura Beth Bucklew, my people were in "Gods and Generals" granddaughter. I am so very glad she on the History Channel. Not so. It is ~and the baby are doing okay.a movie that is in theaters right now. April birthday greetings are sent by It is about our hometown hero Geh- Toni Wine to Darlene Singleton, April eral Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson I ; Mary Thompson (friend), April 2; of Jackson's Mill, not Andrew Jack- Dena Conrad, April 3; Dawn Posey son. The movie is also about Robert (cousin), April 5; Johnny .Smith E. Lee, Joshua Lawrence Chamber- (friend), April 7; Ida Cannariato, lain (Union 20th Maine), and the (friend who lives in New Jersey), April everyday life of a foot soldier in that 9; David Hughes, April 12; Terry bloody War Between the States. Dean, John Farley, Ondlee Nutter, Tricia also emailed me some pic- April 13; Mary Singleton (friend), tures of this family and some of the April 17; Tom Casto, April 20; Ada other actors, and she included an Wiant, Brenda Bleigh, April 21; a interestingdiaryofherexperienceas special Happy Birthday toLauraPosey an extra in the movie. I learned that (grandmother), April 22; Betty Tricia is related to Stonewall Jack- Nicholson (friend), April 26; a spe- son, Robert El Lee and Belle Boyd, cial Happy 18th Birthday to Erica the Confederate spy from Wine (niece), April 27. Take notice Martinsburg.SheportraysBelleBoyd that Toni'sownbirthdayisApril 10 at the Belle Boyd House in andthesepeoplesharethatdate:Esther Martinsburg. The family lives in Blake (friend); Leslie Long who is Berkeley Springs. Tricia works as a wished a Happy 17th Birthday; substitute teacher in Morgan County Carolyn Long and Brintey Wine. and is a staff writer for The Journal in I received an email from Lawrence Martinsburg. and Jean Losh who now live in Ten- Shirley Williams, 1957 graduate nessee. They want to wish Happy of Burnsville High School, and her Birthday to their son Steve, April 3, brothers, Frank and Junior Lee and their daughter Brenda Strader, visited their sister, Mina Edmondson, April 6th. They say "You Luzader in Orlando last week. Shirley- are doing a great job. Thanks for aU ' is in the process of moving back to the great news that I can read instead Orlando from Ohio onto part of the of just the obits." They add that some old homeplace. of the tblks I write about they do not Maranatha! named am.pion in N Handwriting Local student, Lindsay Nicole Gre- gory from Normantown Elementary School in Normantown has been awarded the title of State Champion for Grade 2 in a National Handwriting Contest sponsored by textbook pub- lisher, Zaner-Bloser Educational Pub- lishers. Competing with more than 100,500 other students nationwide, Lindsay's handwriting was judged the best among all other students in the second grade in West Virginia. Lindsay will now go on to compete with second grade champions from all other states for the title of National Champion. and could then continue on to the title of Grand National Champion lbr all grades 1-8. teachers and principals receive clas- sically designed pens. Linday also receives a framed award _certificate and Normantown Elemehiary School receives a gilt certificate for Zaner- Bloser materials. National Grade Level Champions, one each for grades 1-8, are awarded a $500 U.S. savings bond, and other gifts with a total value of more than $1,000. One Grand National Champion is then selected from the eight National Grade Level Champions. In addition to the prizes awarded as both State and National Grade Level Champion, this student is awarded prizes totaling more than $1,500. The Champion's school also receives another Zaner- StateGradeLeveIChampions, their Bloser gift certificate. Gilmer Primary C.are Laboratory Services :i Lab Draw Services Available: ] Monday - Friday 7:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. i l Saturday 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The Laboratory gladly accepts orders from i l physicians outside of Gilmer Primary Care. i l Call for an appointment or walk-in. ,i! We accept Medicare, Medicaid, and most Private Insurance. Evelyn Carson 462-8828 Annual Fish Dinner Held Well, we are having some good James, EstherSwikert, Roland James weather again. Ivan, Virginia Blake and Eleanora Homer. and Evelyn Carson visited Tressie Virginia Mick is the daughter of Ramsch and family one evening this Eleanora Homer, who is a resident of past week. Tressie Ramsch baked a Glenville Gardens. cake and pie as Tuesday, March 15 Those that rode the van Wednesday was Ivan Blake's birthday. I took ice were Frank Richards, Evelyn Carson cream. We all had a good time and and driver Roger Weese. Thursday played dominoes. Evelyn Carson, Frank Richards, Lee Nineteen people enjoyed a special Eberts and Phyllis Marks and driver meal on March 18 when Glenville Roger Weese rode the van. Friday Gardens' Satellite held its monthly Evelyn Carson, Maggie Stump, covereddishdinner. KermitMickand Madge Townsend and driver Roger wife, Virginia, camefromThorneville, Weese rode the van. Ohio to prepare and serve 90 Whiting We had a covered dish at the center fillets which Kermit caught while Friday. There was a big crowd and vacationing in Florida. Virginia also good food. made a few dozen delicious hush pup- Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to pies. those that have lost loved ones and for Others present were Gloria Snyder, those that are in the service, our prayers Ruby Butcher, Joan Broome, Peggy and thoughts are with you. Bancroft, Eula Shrove, Zella Rock, Well, how did you like the snow MarjorieJames, Diane Hancock, Jim Sunday? and Joan McHenry, Gene and Lois So long till next time. Stewart, Margaret Schmidt, Macel $ J oAnn Woodyar d 462-7093 Visiting Betty Riffle and Mr. and Mrs. Lane Smith and families over the past week were Rick and Shelly Smith and son of Martinsburg. It sure was good to see Irene Brannon riding the Senior Citizen's van and attending the covered dish dinner at the Senior Citizen's Center. She enjoyed visiting with her many friends. Duretha Mowery of Steer Creek visited Emylea Shields and my fam- ily last Friday. Ray Turner says he is through with his treatments and is doing very well. I heard Ellen Stump and Delbert Wilfong got home from the hospital and are doing better. The 4-H is about to wind up their recycling project for their records to be judged for the year. Then they will work again for the next year's project. They really appreciate all those who helped with their recycling. I have had part of my spring tonic; I have picked two messes of greens and am to have some ramps soon. I appreciate Rebecca making rr/e a delicious bmhday cake; also appreci- ate all those that sent me many pretty The SAVILLA ROGERS FISHER cards. I also got a call from Katrina and some nice gifts. Our prayers go out to the troops that they will make it home safe and that the war will be over soon. Our sympathy goes out to all those who have lost loved ones. Remember, all those that went to Saviila Rogers was born Feb. 9, 1915, on May Fork of Crooked Fork in Braxton County. Savilla looks like she might be three years old in this more snow. Daughter JoAnn and snow was years we see a few~ that time. on the ground forl Whitlc a week or two. On yellow coltsfoot sides. I've seen chickweed Soon we will have 1~ ers. I noticed light in her some special Lots of people gardens. It's time onions, lettuce, lot of other isn't plowed, but I'O of a hurry. Eld. George gery last week. you, George. recovery. One day last Marks Hashman las Run in Braxton( had a fresh Gary Kiwaski, Colton spent a few Forkhome one evening. a lot of hikin rda and his I've received Jim Collins. He that the doesn't have a Groves listed in the found his ber in the but nobody Jim is still about Mancel Clark Gaucbenour. 15, 1943 group went to service Jim has Robert Goldsmith has heard that Big Bull Run near near the Braxton Rosedale. Jim has collected, some years ago. the Cedarville School: the reunion photograph. Savilla's parents were will be this year again at the Rec. David Thomas and Lydia Allen Bldg. at Cedar Creek State Park. Bring Rogers. Savilla's father was my mom's somethingfortheauction, anymemo- uncle and her mother was my dad's rabilia that you may have, a covered first cousin. dish and your family and enjoy the On July 10, 1937 Savilla married day reminiscingMay 25. John Fisher, a son of Bert and Katie Best wishes go out to Rita Emerson Deulley Fisher of Crooked Fork. John onher95thbirthday. She enjoys riding and Savilla's children were: Leo, the senior van, attending the Senior Wayne, Martin, Lloyd, Freda and Center, singing withthe seniors, play- Leon. Savilla died August 5, 1963. ing bingo and chatting with her many She is buried in the Braxton County, friends. Fairview Cemetery. Some baking hints: I got a nice call from Eva Collins of Discover baking with mayonnaise. Weston. Eva is R.odney Collins's Try substituting mayo as a shortening widow. She said she has a little basket or oil - it blends easily, adds moist- that Uncle Oat Meadows made for Jim's address is ness and contributes toward a tender Rodney. Eva said Rodney's mother Milford, PA mixture, told her that Uncle Oat used to bring information. Put flour in a larg salt shaker and eggs to the store in a basket. Rodney Jane Hous of use for dusting cake pans, meat, etc. It and his sister Wanda were fascinated zona is less messy and doesn't waste flour, with the basket, so Uncle Oat made wife, Bobbie Health Care Center rtel" :'gns them both a basket. Eva says the bas- hearing from Hump Bump ket is a real treasure. Eva makes lovely quilts and hand Her address is: When last night's soiree was just a memory quilts them. This winter, she hand hey,Cook West Peoria AVe., I tried to remember the route desparately, quilted a white-on-white quilt with Where did I see the hump bump last lovely hand stitching all over it. I bet Youngstown, Jane is and am I driving too fast? it was really pretty, her great Riding down highway 33 & 119 near 5 We have had some really pretty Rogers, who all I could think of was staying alive, spring days, but I'm sure we will have Approaching the hump bump with terror in my soul my eyes fell on a wide gaping hole. I tmagined that night a road in dim light, of a car and a semi appearing to take flight. Immediately my recollection of the site returned the hump bump may split close to the berm. Thoughts of water and mud gushing over the divide, a channel broke thru the road far and wide. Boots full of mud/gritting and gnashing incisors, squads from all over, looking for survivors. Cut off from access to Glenville College and town, a voice from the crowd, called from way down. His words floated up in cool dark night air Now's time to discuss a bridge to heaven knows where. The hump bump lives and has taken on meaning, it rules over all like a Cheshire cat beaming. Sitting and gloating while drivers curse by, the hump bump bloats, watching hubs and wheels fly. Front end damage and frames torn apart, Has insurance co's sniveling and gored to the heart. The hump bump's immortalized and that's no lie. Just want to bid the hump bump goodby. Wanda of Cross Creek Troy West Fork The county school winners met on Boggs - Glenville March 7 at 7 p.m. at Gilmer County gan Allen, Cody High School for the county speech James - and poster ,contest. Maaine Smith Dustan L. Fox and was the moderator and the judges were Barbara Boggs, Brenda CountyS McCartney,andTomMinney. Denzil Montogomery Huff was the time keeper. Count The following s tudents were the Rose, Ryan school winners: Speech Winners were and Courtney Like Montgomery and Kayla Peggs - District poster SandFork Elementary;Brandy Farley Gilmer County and Beth Ann Moyers- Troy Elemen- Courtney Bailey. tary. Poster Winners were: Shelby Special Wine - Sand Fork Elementary; Kayla the stude Richards, Ashley Woodford andBrit- their parents tanyEllyson-TroyElementary;Kathy the time and Rose, Ryan Hough and Breanna tJonal program. WINNER. J ;: Luke Kayla Peggs (6th grade), of Sand Fork Elementary Kayla were Gilmer County champions. Never trust a man who speaks well of ---John