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ljuuuummlwmlmlutllmllWU/u/imUllll Illlltllllll 7. .L; Page 4A The Glenvilic ar,c-"t Thursday, April 9, 2009 Workshop provides positive guidance for HOE's Board continued Continued from page 1 bly run into the millions. He advised the Board that they should look at the point where they need to cut their losses, and build a new school. President Starkey reaffirmed that her immediate concern is to know if the Sand Fork and Troy schools are safe enough to keep the children in classes until other arrangements are made, pref- erably after school lets out for the sum- met. Board member Alton Skinner had. at a previous HOE meeting, offered the idea of steel flame buildings as new schools. The Board. along with Mr. Raines. sat through a conference call with a gentleman and his supervisory staff. who manufacture the buildings, and con- structs them on-site. Even after the en- tire presentation, and the possibility of more economical structures for schools. Mr. Haines still recommended brick and mortar instead of the steel frame. He remarked that the SBA prefers it that way, and. most likely, would not pro- vide funding for a proposal based upon the steel frame, structures. Mr. Haines did also advise the Board members that it wasn't impossible to have a steel frame structures proposal considered b) the SBA,just that it would be highly unlikely to be successful. CEFP Scenarios Gilmer County High School Princi- pal Nasia Butcher was present at this workshop to represent the CEFP Com- From The Front Porch By. Lori Rosenburg 462-4398 April Showers Are Here That old saying April showers bring May flowers sure rings true here in West Virginia. We sure have had a lot of rain so tar and its just the beginning of April. Growing up m Florida. that saying was never really accurate. However. it seems as though most of the show- ers came in the summer, rather than in the spring, and usually everyday alter lunch. Luckily the flowers I planted did not freeze, and seem to be holding up nicely, thank goodness. This past week was busy for some of the Troy Elementary students. Hav- ing won at the county level were First place winners- Hunter Ashley. Trevor Wright, and Alex Jones. Second place winner - Amanda Frame. This en- abled these students to travel to Fairmont to compete in the Regional Math Field Day Event. Amanda Frame won First place in Estimation. All attendees received Certificates of p, ar- tlcipation, Congratulations goes out to these students and all of their hard work. Recently in the County Social Stud- ies Fair that was held, Troy Elemen- tary students: Hunter Ashley won First place in U.S. History and Mia Boron came m Third. Other great news: Hunter Ashley also won 2nd place in the Troy Elementary School Science Fair. then going on to win First Place at the County level. Congratulations. I really enjoy seeing these kids in our county excel in Academics. I know their parents are proud and so is our little community. Being a good stu- dent academically is what matters most. In the long run it does not matter what your status is, or how many friends you have. or how well you play sports. What matters is that these kids can grow up to be bright and intelligent members of our society, because they are our future, our lin- eage for those that come behind us. I hope everyone has a safe and wonderful week. Until then. I'll be waving at you from the front porch. Get your insurance from your LOCAL NATIONWIDE AGENT not Web sites. Get unbeatable local services with Nationwide Ken Foglesong, Agent .,Lenora Marks, Associate Agent Linda Moore, Associate Agent 462-8334 31 Fairground Road PO Box 149 Glenville, WV 26351 EQUAL HOUSING OPPORTUNITY INSURER Call me today for a quote. Nationwide On Your Side. Auto Home Life Business ooo mince. Superintendent Ed Toman distributed copies of the breakdown of six sce- narios for redistribution/construction of schools in Gilmer County. They ranged from renovations at all five county schools, to one central PK- 8. still keeping 9th-12th graders at GCHS. Mrs. Butcher indicated that the vote was spli! for the single school project. and that most on the CEFP Committee want two schools. Several of the Board members spoke up at this time. Board member Dorothy Rhoades agreed that two new schools would be best. Board Vice President Larry Butcher essentially asVed Mr. Raines how to form a bond committee. Board member Pritt brought it to attention that Dr. Mark Manchin had mentioned grants to help with putting bond issues together. Mr. Haines informed her that most plan- ning grants were approximately $100.000. He again affirmed to the Board members that it comes to the point of what needs to be done. Money before lunch After Mr. Haines' departure, the Board proceeded with discussion of the 2009- 2010 Fiscal Year Budget. They are aiming for approval of the final budget by Wed.. May 11. Mr. O'Cull's steady and prudent approach in a time of turmoil Mr Howard O'Cull was present m the afternoon to provide some guidance for the Board members in the matter of hiring a Superintendent. County Commission- Tanner School cont'd ... Continued from page 1A All that's needed now is to get a survey completed. New Tanner Board members were ap- pointed and approved, including Com- missioner Brian Kennedy. The newly amended Tanner Board By- Laws were unanimously accepted by the commission. Bit of Rec Center News Commission President Chapman ac- iiii knowledged that the commission accepts  iTi!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!iii! responsibility for replacement or repair of iiii!!.r.=iiiiii[iiiiiiiiiiiiiiii.iii.iiiiiiiiiiiiii.iiiiiiiiiiii[iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii!iiiiiiiiii i iii$iiiii:4iEEui1iiii![Hi$iiiiH$iiiiiiiR{ii{{iiiiiiiiiiiii{i{ii{{i{ii{!ii{iii{i!ii!iii{! ii}!!!i{[!i!] :]][]iliiLq"" i!illiP"'U]iF,iliF :iiiiii":iiiiiiiiiiiii:!!!i:aiiii{ii{! d MEMBERS- Bob Archer-sponsor; Jesse Carpenter-new member; Jess McVaney-new member; Brenda McCartney-sponsor; Ken Townsend-new member; Lynn Marks-sponsor and District Governor Grubb the antiquated water and sewage lines at the Gilmer County Rec Center. He advised the other commissioners thai they could get a contractor to look at the existing lines, and see if he will know what needs done. Miscellaneous Business Commissioners unanimously voted to pledge Gilmer County's support, in the form of a letter of support, for the Victims of Crimes Act tVOCA Commissioners, also, unanimously ap- proved publication for bids for a new steel roof for the pool house and the pump house. Finally, the Commissioners approved the resignation of Stacy Harlow as a part- time employee in the Prosecutor Attorney's office. Officers Elected The Board members intormed him that they had voted to have the West Virginia State Board conduct the initial interviewing process, with the Gilmer County HOE members making the final decision from selected candidates. Mr. O'Cull asked for a copy of the advertised, and how it would be adver- tised. Mr. O'Cult offered advice on ttte many aspects in the process of hiring a new Superintendent. He also advised the Board that they would be working under a time con- minutes to verify the wording of the " strainc withThurs.,Apri130being their movement the Board had approved, deadline. Upon confirmation, he proceeded to A Superintendent must be in place by asktheBoardmemberstheirpreference Fri.. May I. according to State guide- in the length of time the job wotild be lines and regulations. Area Briefs con t'd... Continued from page 1A Elk Lunch building destroyed cont'd ... landmark had been a tavern and restaurant, but contained apartments, also. According to local merchants, a tenant was roused out of his sleep to escape the fire unharmed. Old Glenville High Reunion: June 26-27 Quentin Stewart, president of the Old Glenville High School's Alumni Association, announces that the 2009 All-Class Reunion will be on Fri.-Sat.. June 26-27 in Glenville. The Friday night "Pow-'Wow" will take place from 6-9 p.m. on Fri. evening, June 26 at the Gilmer County Senior Center, .while the Alumni Banquet will be the next evening, starting at 6 p.m. in GSC's Motlohan Center's Ballroom. The anniversary classes of 1939. 1949. and 1959 will be honored: these classes, in particular, are asked to bring any memorabilia or photos of the class in action that they can find as possible. President Stewart asks all alumni and their families to mark these dates on their calendar. More information and updates can be found at www. glenvillehighschool, corn GSC Men's Basketball Banquet Monday Ms. Sue Grubb. District Lion Gov- ernor, visited the Glenville Club on Tuesday, March 10. She brought with her well wishes from the others in the Lion area and gave a talk on the im- portance of the Lions Club. One of her main tasks as District Governor was to build membership. She is shown in the pcture with other members, shortly after she in- ducted three new members into the Glenville Club. The Glenville Lions Club has,been ..... active in recent years by making dilse mouth watering hot dogs at Folk Fes- tival and the annual Carnival (to be held this year May 26-30). The club has donated money to the Gilmer County Athletic- Boosters. Special Olympics, Relay /'or Life. Energy Express, Little Pioneers. Gilmer County Farm Show. plus purchased several eye glasses for Gilmer County residents throughout the year. Officers for the coming year are: Bob Archer-President: Brenda McCartney-Secretary; Melissa Jedamski-Treasurer. The Glenville Lions Club meets the second and fourth Tuesday of each month. If you would like to join----come to one of our meetings or contact a member. We wish to thank everyone Ibr their" continued support. ..... i::::: GILMER COUNTY'S FRN TAKES THE LEAD At a community development leaders' work meeting on last Thurs., Apr. 2, FRN Executive Director Donna Waddell (standing, left) takes down ideas, being expressed by: Dave Brown (seated, partially in picture, from left to right), David Millard, Paul Hartman, Sadie Kelble, and Mary Lee McPherson, among others. See otherphoto onpage 1A. M.EDICAL D.IRECTORY 2 Inflammatory Breast Cancer: A Rare, Aggressive, Little-Known Killer Inflammatory breastcancer (IBC) is an accelerated form of breast can- cer that is usually not detected by a mammogram or ultrasound. Nor- mally, a biopsy is required. It is a rare cancer, accounting for approximately one to three percent of all breast cancers. IBC can occur at any age, but the incidence is higher in younger women: even teenagers have been diagnosed with IBC. Many doctors are not familiar with the disease and may not recognize it or make the correct diagnosis. Often, IBC is mistaken as a breast infection and is treated with antibiotics. If response to antibiotics doesn't occur after a week. one should request a breast biopsy or a referral to a breast specialist. Unlike the more common form of breast cancer, IBC does not generally present as a lump. Instead. the dis- ease grows as nests, or sheets, under the skin that clog the lymph system. Often. the symptoms are attributed to other diseases, and thus, the diagno- sis may take a long time to pin down. Symptoms include: a rapid, un- usual increase in breast size; redness, rash. blotchiness, and skin with the texture and thickness of an orange; persistent itching of the breast; stab- bing pain and/or soreness of the breast: a bruise on the breast that doesn't go away; swelling of the lymph nodes under the arm or in the neck: retrac- tion of the nipple: or a discharge. These changes often occur quickly, over a period of weeks. Any changes to your breasts should be reported to your healthcare professional immedi- ately. IBC is the most aggressive form of breast cancer, and it has a faster doubling time than other breast cancers. Treatment options include surgery, chemotherapy, bone mar- row or stem cell transplantation. and radiation. The Inflammatory Breast Can- cer Research Foundation is the only organization dedicated solely to this cancer. For more information, call 877-786-7422. or visit their website, www.ibcresearch.org. An insightful news report about IBC called "The Silent Killer: Inflammatory Breast Cancer" has been produced by KOMO 4 NEWS in Seattle. WA. To view the video, please visit http:// www. komotv, c onu'ibcZ Also, NEWS 19 WLTX. from Colum- bia. SC, has produced a report about IBC at the website http://www.wltx.com/ news/story.aspx ? storyid= 40060. .FAMILY DOCTOR MINNIE HAMILTON HEALTH SYSTEM 809 Mineral Road, Glenville, WV 26351 NEW HOURS: M-F 7:30-6 p.m.. Sat 7:30-5 p.m.. 304-462-7322 FAMILY DOCTOR Little Kanawha Family Medicine Dr. Hilary Miller, D.O., M.P.H. For appointments, please call 462-7460 604 West Main Street, Glenville. WV 26351 (;asa#av (:;h:mviile ' ' '"" 1' ,' .... - - a . .... 71 ' I aya.a.: ] !:al.,, St.ecia[isl'., Inc. Kevin Boring, MPT GSC Physical Education Bldg. Glenville 462-8933 HOSPITALS Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital 230 Hospital Plaza Weston 269-8000 OPTOMETRY (EYE) Dr. Mark Cinalli College and Howard Streets Glenville 462-5366 LITI'LE KANAWHA FAMILY MEDICINE Dr. Hilary Miller, D.O., M.P.H. Board Certified in Family Medicine Office hours: Monday 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. Tues. - Wed. 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Thurs. 8 a.m. - 5 j_/ p.m. Fri. 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.  ] For appointments, please call 462-7460 1  r_ y 604 West Main Street, Glenville, WV 26351 Hospice Care Corporation PO Box 323, Burnsville ii ..... 304-853-2279 or 1-866-656-9790 Call us 24 hours a day/7 days a week. Providing end-of-life care for patients in Gilmer, Braxton and Calhoun Counties.