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Pat's t Pat Ridpath, Burnsville 472.5102 or 888-294-5401 Congratulations to GSC Professor Paul Peck! Here is a little good news to start my colunm this week: I was so pleased to see that Professor Paul Peck, of Glenville State College, has been awarded the highest honor among his peers by The West Virginia Council of Teachers of Mathematics, at their annual meeting at Days Inn, in Flatwoods, March 19-20. Paul graduated from Burnsville High School and got his BA in Educa- tion from GSC and his Master's in mathematics from West Virginia Uni- versity in 1981. He has taught at GSC for 26 years and has been involved in many extra-curricular activities, too. He taught courses that would scare me to death: Trigonometry, Calculus, Euclidian Geometry (what is that?), Modern Geometry, Abstract Algebra (all algebra is abstract to me), Dis- crete Math, Statistics, and Math for Elementary teachers. Dr. Kathy Butler, GSC Provost and Senior Vice President, says that he is an outstanding mathematician and teacher. I am sure all Burnsville Alumni are very proud of Paul Peck (I got this information from the April 2, 2009, Glenville Democrat). Also, someone sent me a site regarding news of Paul Peck: http:// www. g lenvH.le, news Events: asp ?news lD =450. Burnsville can begin Easter week- end with the Methodists and the Bap- tists at the Burnsville United Method- ist Church on Good Friday evening, April 10, at 7:00 p.m. The Baptist pastor, Tony Conrad, will be speak- ing. Tony is the grandson of the late Earl "Sam" and Dena Conrad of Burnsville. Everyone is welcome to attend. John and I had a delightful lunch with Mary Ellen Davidson and Libby Ferrell (and we should have invited Jerry, but it was so impromptu that no one thought of it; sorry, Jerry!). Mary Ellen and Libby both still work at Sharpe and have not forgotten me since I retired from there. We went to Audrey's, where they serve breakfast (John's favorite meal) all day long. Libby can quote poems or read them with such expression and gusto that we thoroughly enjoy it. She read us several poems later, as we relaxed at home. She quoted the following that her mother, Thelma Brown, taught her: "A tongue can accuse and carry bad news; the seeds of distrust it can sow. But unless you make no mis- takes in your life, be careful of the stones that you throw." Author un- known, but it is good advice. I am sorry to report that Jerry Bragg, Paul's brother, ofBurnsville, diedlast week. He was only 67. He was mar- ried to Patty Sue (Conrad). We extend to Patty Sue, Paul and all Jerry's fam- ily and friends ourdeepest sympathy. Terry McCarty, of Weston, (who lived at Burnsvitle when she was young and had my dad for a teacher) called me tosay she enjoyed my Chats and hopes I keep writing them. Her mother, Kate Heater, worked at the Burnsville Taxi Stand for Ray and Louise Singleton. Her morn helped by driving the taxi and by cooking. One of the things she cooked was the chili for hot dogs. Terry wondered if she could get the recipe. If you would like to get in touch with Terry, you can reach her at 304-269-4064 or email her at I called Shirley (Singleton) Lloyd to ask about the chili recipe. She is willing to share the recipe with Terry and with anyone else who wants the Famous Burnsville Taxi Stand Chili, for a donation to the American Can- cer Society fund. Contact Shirley at 2098 Sutton Lane, Sutton, WV 26601- 9539. I think that is a good idea, to donate and get a delicious recipe: You can call me at 304-472-5102 or email me at patschat, ridpath41 @ gmail, corn for more information. Also, if you are planning to attend the Alumni Weekend activities in B urnsville, you can pick up the recipe for a donation to the Cancer fund after the parade on May 23, 2009. The Burnsville Baptist Church will have hot dogs (with chili if you want it) and baked goods for sale on the football field after the parade, all for the Can- cer fund. I can enjoy listening to Sonny's songs now, anytime I want, by going to the website www. reverbnation, corn/ sonnywiant/and clicking on "Play All." It is so easy. I attached speakers to my laptop so I could get the songs a little better. Sonny says that if you are feeling blue, you can go to that site and listen and "feel bluer." The songs our morn sang to us were not happy songs, but we loved them: "Two Little Orphans," ',When the Work's All Done Next Fall," "Old Folks at Home," and mfiny others are there. I told you, I created a monster when I encouraged him to pick UP his guitar again and sing to me when I was there. Toni Wine wishes "Happy April Birthday!" to: Dawn Posey, April 5; Johnny Smith, Rose Crutchfield and Bill Thompson, April 7; Brittany Wine, Esther Blake and Toni herself, April 10; David Hughes, April 12; Tom Casto, April 20 and Betty Nicholson, April 26. She announces that Kenneth Dee and Samantha Singleton have a new daughter, Delaney Mac Kayla Singleton, born March 27. Johnny and Linda Smith, of Copen, are the grandparents. Maranatha! REX WALLBROWN Gilmer Co. State Could Expand Unemployment and Help Families, for Free West Virginia lawmakers are pro- posing to use only $11 million of the $33 million in unemployment fund- mg available through the federal stimulus. Some church and family groups say expanding unemployment coverage enough to use the rest of the stimulus money would be a good idea, because t wouldn't cost the state any- thing for the first seven years. They will discuss the issue at a media con- ference at 10:30 a.m. in the Governor's Conference Room at the State Capi- tol. "We will not sit unconcerned while our liberty is invaded, nor look in silence upon public robbery." An editorial statement from the annals of The Glenville Democrat-Pathfinder files lmmwmmwm. CUT THIS AD OUT mmmmmwn"""" qz m : CUNNINGHAM'S o o KNIFE 00GUN SHOP ,2_ Ill .. Phone 462-8654 G|enville,  C) 1 Special Olympian Chosen ! EachyearatSpecialOlympicsBas-  kethall Tournament in Morgantown, l-, John Corbett State Special Olympics " CEO, chooses five athletes to be on --| hisAll-Corbett BasketballTeam. This _ year, Rex Wallbrown was chosen because of his good playing and cheer- . m ful "can-do" attitude, n It is quite an honor to be chosen and we feel that Rex really deserved the I! honor.He also received anautographed basketball and a framed certificate. Way to go, Rex!! We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars. --Oscar Wilde STARS at Troy Elementary School Hours: Monday thru Friday 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.  o Saturday 9-'00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. -4 Sunday-When you me "You owe it to yourself to compare my prices" Those students meeting behavior requirements for the 3rd nine weeks include: Preschool; Joseph Lilly, Carissa Thorne. Christopher Smith. Kindergarten; Zack Collins, Ally Frymier, Ty Wellings, Dakota Tay- lor. Tierra Law. First grade; Zachary Adkins, Lonnie Helmick. Hannah Hinter. Matthew Hulse. Destinee Lilly, Kaitlyn Puffenbarger, Macee Starsick. Second grade; Autumn Frymier. Morgan Yoak. Third grade; RuthAnn Cain, Ryan Emerson. Allie Garrett..Benny McCune. Lillith Nuzum, Allex Richison, Matthew Self, Haley Wanstreet. Dayley Wellings. Forth grade; Emily Broome. Dylon Helmick Carly Somerville. Fifth grade; Hunter Ashley, Britney Beall, Mya Beron. Colby Cunningham. Justin Emerson. Ammanda Frame. Destiny Helmick, Tammy Jenkins. Maria Skidmore. Megan Yoak. Sixth grade; Taylor Ashley, Erika Davis. Trey Godfrey, Cory Grogg, Taylor Richards. Dillon Self. Trcvor Wright. Brianna Parker- Johnson. Latisha Riffle. Mollohan's Spring BBQ Night A Special Night for the Glenville State Campus and Community Thursday, April 9, 2009 4:30 p.m. until 7:00p.m. Kennedy's Now Famous Beef Brisket BBQ Chicken BBQ Pork Shoulders Hash Brown Casserole Baked Beans Corn on the Cob Coleslaw Warm Rolls and Cornbread Muffins Asst. Cobblers, Cakes, Pies and MORE $9.00 Guests $8.00 Seniors & Flex $ 5.00 under 12 $6.40 Student Flex Free under five Please call ahead for reservations Thursday, April 9, 2009 -- The Glenville Democrat Page 3B GSC Land Resources Department to Host Golf Tournament The l lth Annual Glenville State College Land Resources' Charity Golf Tournament is scheduled for Friday, May l, with a shotgun start at 9:00 a.m. at the Glenville Golf Club. Proceeds from the tournament will benefit the GSC Land Resource De- partment. The money raised has been used to purchase equipment that the department's operating budget does not allow. Last year's tournament net- ted over $5,300 that went toward the purchase of GPS, GIS, and CADD Technology for the program.. Proceeds from this year's event will be used to buy more of this equipment. Entry fee for the four-person scramble is $75.00 per lerson or $300 per team. Entry fee includes green fees, cart rental, and buffet lunch. Prizes will be awarded for first, sec- ond, and third place teams. There will be two "hole in one" prizes: $10,000 cash, and a 350 Honda 4-Wheeler. There will also be prizes for: longest drive, "log drive," closest to the pin, ' and longest putt. Non-golfers may contribute to the tournament by becoming a hole spon- sor. Hole sponsorships are available for $100. Hole sponsors will be promi- nently advertised at the event. For more information, to register to play, or to sponsor a hole, contact Crystal Murphy, Department of Land Resources Administrative Secretary, at (304) 462-7361 ext. 7370. April is Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month It is also the 2009 month for Easter arid the time when kids in West Virginia see those furry little bunnies, perky chicks and awk- ward duckies for sale in hardwares and such We may think it would be good for the children to learn the responsibility of taking care of an animal. That seems like a great idea. Unfortunately, the reality is that most young people do not accept the responsibility - at least not for long. Care often gradually shifts to the parent and the child loses interest in the pet. "Bugs" and "Daffy" become unwanted millstones and get discarded. Only the lucky ones will be passed along to a good home where they receive loving care. Most get sick and die from neglect. Unless you are very sure of your child's dedication and understanding of the committment, please consider making it a CHOCOLATE pet instead. That way the interest will last as long as the gift - bringing smudgy smiles to the end! For those of us who already have pets, particularly young ones that may still be growing, it is important to check for too-tight collars. You may have noticed TV's 'Animal Planet" is rife with horror stories of ingrown collars, or worse, chains or wires. Asthe animal grows, tight collars can actually cut into the skin and flesh of a dog - the wound becomes infected, then crawling with maggots. Death is the eventuality, but imagine the months of pain that come before. This check is perhaps the easiest thing we can do to show pets that we respect and value them. We are still getting phone calls from people who have pets they have to give up or that are simply left on their doorstep It is heartbreaking to tell them that as yet we have no solution when the obvious answer is an animal shelter. The HSGC does not see these animals as useless garbage or worthless extras. They are just in a wrong place. There will be somebody out there who will treasure that cat or find a friend in that dog. An animal shelter would redistribute these animals and unite them with a good owner Please Humane Society of help us reach the goal of a good _Ji . , 2 Gilmer Animal Shelter for Gilmer County. r,.:, . vj C un if you love and respect animals you O ty can become part of this project today..  Contact president Gary Coberly at ,p,:== or 304-462-8346.  ,=, .ii Send donations to: HSGC, POBox ' ' " 1055, Glenville, WV 26351. "- We, at Calhoun Banks, wish all of you a most Happy Easter! 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