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Page 81; -- The Glenville Democrat / Thursday, April 9, 2009 i Timberline Announces Expanded Ski Obituaries Season Until April 5th =.m., Oo.,g. O. Tinlberline Four Season Resort is covered with snow early and late in berline will be ()pen every day all Elyria, passed away Thursday, April ilmer Goings O Church News nmv the onl' ski a,ea t)perating in tile soulheastern United States. With 27 trmls still open. the resort plans for closine weekend festivities April 3-5. 20O9. Timberline Four Seasons Resort has recently significantly increased its snowmaking capacity. Its position on the Eastern Continental Divide and its altitude allow the ski area to enjoy expanded winter seasons, despite the variable Eastern weather patterns. The resort recently purchased 100 new stationary snow guns and in- stalled two vertical turbine pumps. This major investment allowed a ma- jor increase in pumping capaczty to insure its expanding trail system is the season. According to general manager. Tom Blanzy, the emphasis on snowmaking is in keeping Timberline's reputauon of "Real Snow Country." Blanzy considers dedication to outstanding snow con ditions to be the basic ele- ment of the resort's reputation and expansion plans. The closing weekend program will include the traditional Local's Cup Race, which has been held at Timber- line annually since 199!. The new race will he a dual slalom ski race open to Alpine. Telemark, and snowboard participants. Even after closing the ski area. Tim- season. The Fireside Grill and Timber's Pub continue to be open everyday+ The new. slope-front ho- tel. Timberline Four Seasons Hotel and Suites. has been extremely popu- lar and will be open for visitors to the resort spring and summer outdoor activities and conference schedule. Memorial Day Weekend will mark the'start of scenic chair-lift rides and mountain bike operations. A major ATV race and entertainment by Brother Short will be featured through- out that weekend. For further information, call 304- 866-4801 or visit our website www. timberlineresort, corn American Mountain Theater Opens 2009 Season April 3 With an all-new musical produc- tion. highlighted with hilarious, fan- favorite comic impersonations, American Mountain Theater (AMT), the only venue in the Mountain State to offer Branson-style entertainment, will open its third season April 3 at the new facility in the Elkins Raityard. A cast of professional musicians who have previously performed in Nashville. Branson and other enter- tainment hotspots, are currently in rehearsal preparing a fast-paced mu- sical and comedy production. Accord- lng to AMT President and Producer Kenny Sexton. the 2009 show ranks as AMT's best production yet, and he emphasizes that ticket prices will not be increased. "We have produced a great show with all new material, with one ex- ception." he said, laughing. "Our audiences would be disappointed if we dropped "Orange Blossom Spe- cial." played by our great fiddle player. John Cochran. We're keeping it in the show. because no matter how many times they've heard it before, our au- diences want to hear it again." said the producer. Sexton is also extremely excited about a newly scheduled series of goslel performances to begin in June. A Sunday afternoon Southern Gospel Summer Concert series will he sched- uled at 2 p.m. on Sundays, from June through September. AMT's own gos- pel group, "The Sexton Trio," will open the shows, and six of the biggest names in Southern Gospel music will be the featured entertainers. Many have starred on the Bill Gaither Home- coming Series or have regularly ap- peared on the Worldwide TBN Tele- vision Network. Information regarding gospel show dates may be obtained by calling the box office or by accessing the AMT's website at www.americanmountain theater, cont. As a benefit for local theatergoers, "season passes" are being offered. Passes will be accepted for admission to the regular 7:30 p.m. flagship shows, excluding the Gospel Series and the Christmas Shows. "We're making season passes avail- able for our local audiences who like to attend five and six times during the year and bring guests," said Sexton. Adult season passes may be purchased at a discounted price of $60 through April 30. Beginning May 1. the cost will be $70. Season passes will admit only the purchaser, and guest reserva- tions should be made as far in advance as possible. Also available are vacation pack- ages, which include AMT tickets. lodging, a train excursion, and dinner at Graceland Inn. Regular flagship performances will be scheduled at 7:30 p.m. on: Friday and Saturday during the month of April; Thursday through Saturday in May; Wednesday through Saturday from June through September; and every night, except Sunday, in Octo- ber. In spite of the economic condi- tions, Sexton is extremely optimistic about the success of the upcoming season. Attendance in 2008 increased by 117 percent over 2007, and he projects another 40 percent increase for 2009. "The bottom line is that we are blessed he/e at the American Moun- tain Theater, and we anticipate a great year," said Sexton. "We had about 250 motor coach groups in 2008. and our bookings for 2009 are already up by nearly 40 percent: so it's possible for us to see almost 350 motor coaches in Elkins before the season is over. I anticipate that the Sunday gospel shows will sell out, and that alone would consmute a ten percent in- crease in attendance." Advance reservations may be made by calling the box office at 304-630- 3040, or toll-free at 800-943-3670. AMT may also be contacted by e- mail at info@amerieanmountain theater, com Conings Plans Luncheon Meeting Conings CEOS/Senior Satellite met on March 19. with Ann Nestor and Naomi Hinzman presiding. The treasurer's report and minutes were approved: there is $621.66 in the CEOS checking account, and $2.019.03 in the Senior Satellite checking account. Ann reported on area meetings and on the Weston area CEOS Banquet on May 9 at WV Wesleyan College. Also discussed was that at County Council, the 4-H Leaders are having a basket bingo; it was requested that CEOS assist. Several members agreed that they would go to bingo. Another group requested help with fundraisi'ng, forananimal shelter. We are unable to assist with fundraising at this time. Members voted to go out to lunch on Friday, April 10. and to meet at Garfield's at the Mall. Our monthly meeting will be held at that time. Pedometers and calendars were handed out, with directions on how to use the pedometers. The next meeting will be the third Friday in May, at the Senior Center. [!!i: ili iiiii :iiiNgN[iiiN![$li[r " ii !!!!iiiiiiiNiN' iil :NiiiiiiiiiiNiiN' House of Delegates West Virginia Legisliature Delegate DavidWalker [O -3:3rd Dis't] 2, 2009. at EMH Regional Medical Center in Elyria. after a lengthy ill- ness. She was born February 22, 1937, in St. Marys. Esther was employed by Schuster's Greenhouse in Elyria. She enjoyed taking care of her grandkids, particu- larly Ellison. Matthew and Jarred Panther. Mrs. Ellison is survived by her hus- band of 55 years. Fred Ellison of Elyria: children Raymond (wife Tricia Ellison. of Elyria. Claudia (husband David Conley, Judy (hus- band Todd Hoffman of Orlando. FL: John Ellison of Elyria. Brenda (hus- band Dominic) Campolo of Elyria. and Bonnie (husband John) Slanczka of Elyna; ten grandchildren: and 22 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents. Roy and Lena (Bailey) Rice; siblings Donald. Lloyd, and Aubrey; and great-grandchildren. Caitlyn and Kenny. Jr. Graveside service and burial was at Lamp Cemetery in St. Marys on Wednesday, April 8.2009. at 1 pm. Busch Funeral Home assisted the family of Ester Ellison with arrange- ments. HAZEL L. MCCUMBERS Hazel L. McCumbers. 68, of Mt. City, TN. formerly of Calhoun County, passed away March 28, 2009 at Johnson City Medical Center. Johnson City, TN. Born in Webster County. she was a daughter of the late Ted and Millie Gay Clifton McCumbers. She was preceded in death by her husband. Preston McCumbers, Sr. She is survived by daughters, Betty Jean Crites (Larry) of Webster Springs, Tammy Sue Green, of TN, and Drema McCumbers .of Mt. Zion. Step-children, are Robert D McCumbers. Sr.. of Mt. Zion. Bar- bara Green (Johnny), of Parkersburg, Charles McCumbers. of Clarksburg, Ruth Mitchell. of Linn, James McCumbers, of Charleston, Michael McCumbers ,ofMoundsvitle and Tom McCumbers. of Houston, TX. Grand- children, are Robert McCumbers, JR., of Mt. Zion, Michael McCumbers, of Spencer. and Melinda D. McCumbers, of Charleston. Step-grandchildren. are Michael S. McCumbers, of Mt. Zion, and Michelle McDonald, of Mineral Wells. Graveside servic.es were held Sun- day at 2 pm, at the MessageCemetery at Sand Fork. Stump FuneralHome of Grantsville was in charge of arrange- ments. MILTON EDWARD SEARS Milton Edward Sears, Sr., 81. of Fredericksburg, died Sunday, March 15.2009, at Mary Washington Hospi- tal. Mr. Sears was a member of Spotswood Baptist Church. He was a member of the Fredericksburg Eagles Lodge # 875. He was an avid fisher- man. Survivors include his two sons. Milton Edward Sears, Jr., of Weston. Marshall K. Sears of Morgantown, his daughter. Barbel Hoeldke of Ger- many, three grandchildren, two great grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews: and the mother of his chil- dren. Margaret Moss. of Glenville. Funeral services were held on Fri- day, March 26. at Covenant Funeral Service. Fredericksburg. Burial fol- lowed at noon in the Quantico Na- tional Cemetery. An-line guestbook is available at covenant funeralservice, com. Greetings from the Capitol Gsc,s aaffre to Perform Senior This is my third week writing the 33rd District. and I'm excited to up- date you with some Legislative news. Over the past weekend. I had the opportunity to visit Calhoun County High School for Saturday Fun Day and the kick off of the Imagination Library Program. More than 300 people were present and nearly 70 signed up for the library program. I shared a story about my granddaugh- ter who loves to read. She climbed up on my lap and to my surprise, read a whole book to me. word for word. Later. I found out she actually memo- rized the book from her mother read- ing it to her. It might have been a cute trick on her part. but it shows that children really do love to learn. Read- ing is a great way to get children's minds and imaginations working. I look forward to seeing how the Imagi- nation Library will benefit the people of Calhoun County, and I encourage anyone with children to look into the program and sign-up. I also attended a town hall meeting in Clay County over the weekend. All four Delegates and the two Senators representing Clay County showed up for the meeting. ll's good to get back to basics some- times. Members and constituents sat down. talked with each other and en- jo3ed themselves. We had an open discussion about bills, and [ was ea- ger to listen to the concerns of the people from my district. Many had wrnes about water line extensions, PROM ISI'2 Scholarship caps and Clay and Ivydalc guardrails. AI the end of the day, I received a lot of positive feedback. It was a great experience for the legislators and the members of our district. Many might be aware that last week the first legislative bill passed both chambers. Senate Bill 403 would shift supplemental appropriations from the State Road Fund to The Department of Transportation. The overall effect of this bill is a net increase in spend- i.ng authority by $124 million. It is the first bill to be made into law this session and I look forward to updat- ing you as more pass. It's amazing to see the multitude of bills that get introduced each session The House has introduced a total of 1.769 to date and I look forward to see how it all breaks down in the end. Several bills were introduced this week and I am sponsoring a few more. House Bill 3159 would prohibit mon- eys from any state fund or funding source to be expended for any abor- tion unless the abortion qualifies for federal funding under Medicaid. House Bill 3143 would render car- diac arrest as a compensable injury pursuant to the West Virginia Work- ers Compensatmn law. House Bill 3076 would regulate the operation of cranes and establish certification re- newal requirements. It would also require the display of licenses and would establish a complaint process, hearing procedures and judicial re- view. If you are interested in bill track- rag, you can go to the Legislature's Web site at www.legis.state.wv.us. On the site you can search bill s by the subject or by sponsors of the bill. You can view what committee the bill is pending in or if it has passed out of a committee. It's a great tool that pro- vides people with more resources and information about the legislative pro- cess. House Resolution 28, was adopted and it designated March 12. 2009 as West Virginia Press Association Day. This June marks the 140th armiver- sary of the West Virginia Press Asso- ciation. At the time of conception, there were 52 newspapers in publica- tion in the mountain state. Today. the Association represents 24 daily and 62 weekly newspaper throughout West Virginia. I had the opportunity to attend the WV Press Association Breakfast and I had good conversa- tion with David Corcoran, the pub- lisher of the Glenville Democrat/Path- finder. We depend on papers like these to deliver the news. to keep us in- formed and up to date with local. regional and national issues. I know it must be a rewarding job, because ev- ery week D enjoy updating the 33rd District with what I am doing during my first year as your Legislative rep- resentative. I welcome and appreciate your in- put on this or any other legislative issue. Please call me at (304) 340- 3135 or write to Delegate David Walker, 230-E, Capitol Complex, Charleston. WV 25305. Flute Recital Jessica Jaffre. of Glenville. will soon be taking her last bow as a student at Glenville State College. Jaffre will grace the stage in her senior recital on April 18 at 3:00 p.m. in the GSC Fine Arts Center Auditorium. "I want ev- eryone to feel the passion behind my music." Jaffre said, when asked what to expect from her concert. Active in the Fine Arts Depart- ment. Jaffre has performed in the con- cert band, marching band, and wood- wind ensemble and sang in the choir during her four years as a GSC stu- dent. Jaffre is an English-Elemen- tary-Music Education Major and in- volved in many other actiwties on campus, including the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and Kappa Delta Pi. She is also a Hidden Promise Scholar Mentor. Jaffre said. "I have loved every minute of my time here at GSC." Jaffre invites everyone to what she calls the most important day of her life. Admission for this event is free. For more information, call the Glen- ville State College Fine Arts Depart-" ment at (304) 462-4130. RECRUITABLE COMMUNITY PROJECT AND S'IDEWALK GANG MEETING There will be a meeting on Thursday, April 16, at 4:30 pm at City Hall to discuss upcoming projects for the Recruitable Community Program and the Sidewalk Gang. Please plan to loin us to help with plans to revitalize downtown - all input is needed and appreciated! For more information, contact Sheree Henderson at 462- 5718 (daytime) or 462-4260 (evening). VET CLINIC A Vet Clinic will be held on April 11, at the Gilmer County Recreation Center Barn, starting at 9 am. Dr. Tommy Kirkpatrick will be during coggins and vaccinations on horses. For more in- formation, call 462-5870. FUNDRAISER There will be a fundraier for Connie Stump to help pay for Rondel Stum p's medical expenses from the accident. Bentley Bear orders will be taken, if anyone has any questions, or would like to purchase a bear, please con- tact Jennifer Harper at 304-462-4945, or Connie Stump at 304-462-5557. She will receive 50% of the cost of the bear, all sales will be appreci- ated. RED HAT FASHION SHOW A fashion show will take place on Thursday, April 16, at 1 pm at the Senior Center in Glenville. All are welcome to the show. presented by Bonworth's of Flatwoods Outlet Mall. Models will appear in clothes aimed for women age 50 and up. There wil be drawings for an outfit and throw. Admission is one can/pkg of non- perishable food for CRI 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. AUXILIARY UNIFORM SALE The Theresa Snaith Hospital Auxil- iary will have an uniform sale on Thurs., April 9, from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the 2rid floor classroom at Stone- wall Jackson Memorial Hospital in W6ston. The public is invited. EXECUTIVE BOARD MEETING The Region Vl Workforce Investment "Executive" Board will meet Thurs- day, April 9, 2009 from 10:30 am to 11:30 am at the Region VI Workforee Investment Board office, in Rose Plaza, 17 Middletown Road, Fairmont, WV. For more information about the meeting, contact Barbara J. DeMary at (304) 368-9530. SJMH AUXILLARY The Theresa Snaith Hospital Auxil- iary will have an uniform sale on Thurs., April 9, from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the 2nd floor classroom at Stone- wall Jacksoh Memorial Hospital in Weston. The public is invited. ARTS GUILD The Trillium Arts Guild, Inc., is having their 4th annual exhibit and sale on May 2 and 3, 2009 at Doddridge County Park. There will be music both days. art and artisans, craft dem- onstrations, and good food for sale. There is free parking and no admis- sion charge to any of the events. There is still room for a few artists/ artisans. Call Sally at 304-873-1511 or email KarenLane@aol.com for an application. REVIVAL KANAWHA DRIVE INDEPENDENT BAPTIST CHURCH Pastor DonNe Stout would like to take this opportunity to invite you to their Spring Revival on April 13-15 at 7 pm each evening with Evangelist Charlie Tenney from Exchange. Sing- ers will include, the Powells Mountain Girls, Fishers of Men. and Pastor Jerry and Mrs. Betty Monday from Rock Altar Baptist Church in Grafton The church is 4.7 miles on the left from Glenville on Rt. 5 West." A Church Where Everybody is Someone Spe- cial." FROM THURSDAY TO SUNDAY A seven scene dramatic presentation of Easter Story on Good Friday, April 10, 2007 at 7 pm, and Easter Sun- day, 10 am at the Glenville Commu- nity Church, Walnut Street, Glenville. Pastor Randy Wilson, 462-4478 HOLY WEEK SERVICES Holy week. services wil be held Wednesday, April 8, at 7:00 pm. Lent Services Troy United Methodist Church; Thursday, April 9, at 7 pro, Passover Services Oak Grove United Methodist Church; Friday, April 10, 7 pm "Watch The Lamb" Presentation Otterbein United Methodist Church. Sunday, April 12, 7 am Sunrise Ser- wce; 8 am Breakfast; Otterbein United Methodist Pastor Gilbert Hart; Ev- eryone Welcome. BENEFIT GOSPEL SING There will be a Benefit Bluegrass Gospel Sing and chicken dinner at Heritage Christian School, 225 New- ton Avenue Bridgeport, on Saturday, April 25, 2009. Proceeds to benefit Heritage Christian School. Music be- gins at 6 p.m. featuring" Break Moun- tain" from Mannington/Grafton "23 Special" from Salem/Centerpoint. and a performance by Rick Cleavenger, David Fisher, Dayton Holcomb. Johnny Holt, Kenny Kendall. Mark Gainer, and Jason Gainer. There is no admission charge for the sing, but a love offering will be received. A chicken dinner will be available for purchase beginning at 5 p.m. If you wish to reserve a dinner, or for more information, contact Heritage Chris- tian School at (304) 842-1740. NEW BAPTIST CHURCH Glenville New Life Free Will Baptist Church Services: Sunday 10:00 a.m. morning worship, Sunday School 1.1;00 a.m., Midweek service Thurs- days at.6:00p.m. - GLENVILLE NEW LIFE FREE WILL BAPTIST CHURCH 1443 Spruce Run Road Glenville. We will celebrate this time of year to re- member our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ dying for our sins on the Cross, and on the Third Day Morning Came Forth from the Grave for our Justifi- cation. Hebrew 9:22-28. Verse 28 reads: So Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many; and unto them that look for him shal he appear the second time without sin unto salva- tion. Easter Egg Hunt for all Children After Sunday Morning Service. Ev- eryone Welcome. Pastor" Kenneth Cooper. REVIVAL The Leading Creek Baptist Church on Alice Road will have a revival Thursday, April 9- Saturday, April 11, beginning at 7:00 p.m. MAUNDY THURSDAY SERVICE Maundy Thursday service will be held on Thursday, April 9 at 7:00 p.m. at Trinty United Methodist Church. All denominations are welcome to attend. Pastor Sharon West. Annual ktl%;; ";='X>,':f"" IA /-'k31lP_* U EGG HUNT Sponsored By: Dr. John Westfall & Staff Place: Gilmer Co. Recreation Center (Upper level next to dining hall) Time: 11:00 a.m. Date: Saturday, April 11 Everyone 12 and under welcome ] Grand Prize: savings bonds Prizes donated by local businesses KIDDY MONUMENT C0 Proud .to serve Gitmer County since 1959 Bennett and Son Monuments & Markers Inside and outside displays Grantsville 354-6162