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217 W COTA ST . TON WA 98584-2263  V ATTENTIONs.DEMOCRAT READERS: Also, be sure to read this week's column by Publisher-Edltor, Dave Corcoran, The circulars enclosed rnls week are from Glenville Foodland and Sr., relative to making mistakes, April's cleanup and hurrah for the Old Bank, I' Save of Weston. page 3. Also, don't miss the Marthas & Marys "Letter to the Editorr' =lcome, readers, to The Demooat..Look tor ese Inserts that go into Check our Page 1 for the County Commission's Updates and comic books. specified local Zip Code zones or in all papers. We editors encourage you Also, see how the Sprlng Sports are shaping up, page 7. And, read the legal subscriberstoshopwith these advertisers. They want to help YOUALL/ and social news, of which there is much this week. Finally, see our picture and Additionally, check out our Facebookpage at G/envi//e Democrat/ other Informational pages! Pathfinderto see extra news, but, most Importantly, local updates! Hope you had a Happy Easter! o e-" Glenville Democrat For ln ur Website:  ! " upat . neWS corn wlenvdle " " -- " /'- Sing_le Col3L Price-75' 70 ) (ISSN 0746-5890) Published by and for Gilmer County People THIS WEEICS PRAYER Heavenly Father, ' Extend comfort for the recoveries of the sick, injured displaced or depressed, especially .the fatalities and injured around WV, including Patrick ,Gainer, Arnold "Whiz" Ratliff (now doing better), Colleen Sullivan (still recovering from heart surgery- wife of Jim, of MHHS), Jeanette Riffle, (feeling good with Shock's news), Brenda Lawson. Tyler Moore, Frank Rogucki. Nancy Conklin, Wilma Smith, Yvonne King, Madah Taylor, Arden AIIman, Mike Wilfong, Jane Frymler, Scotty Nicholson. Grace Oppe, Mabel Talbert, Willie, Rocky and Kimberly Federwitz (WS friends), Judy Furr Marks, Billy Parker, JoAnn Peggs, Marianne Stevens, Susie James, Kathy Bailey, Rose Moore, Charlie Bancroft, Blake Grogg (youth), Judy Eaton, Jim Corcoran, and others needing Christ's healing touch. Give heart to the families of this week's deceased particularly to the relatives and friends of all Gilmer Countians or natives, living he re or elsewhere, especially those of Billy B. Fraley, Nella Jean Bumgardner, Judith Ann Smith and Rosalee Bailey Minney. Amen. This Week in WV History April 9, 1900: Physician Margaret Byrnside "Dr. Maggie" Bailard was born. She actively pursued her interest in genealogy and local history and was one of the founders of the Monroe County Historical Society. April 10,1848: John Kenna was horn in Kanawha County. In 1883, the state legislature elected him to the U.S. Senate, unseating the powerful Henry Gassaway Davis. Kenna is one of two West Virgin- lans memorialized by a statue in the U.S. Capitol. April 10,1932: Entertainer Blaze Starr was born as Fanny Belle Fleming in Wayne County. The owner of a bur- lesque club rechristened her" Blaze Starr." She became known as "Queen of the Strip- pers." April 11, 1821: Congressman Jacob Beeson Blair was born in Parkersburg. Blair was the first West Virginian to be told by President Abraham Lincoln of Lincoln' s support of the admission of West Virginia into the United States. April 11, 1909: Writer Hubert Skidmore was born at Laurd Mountain in Webster County. In his novels, Skidmore depicted stoic endurance by mountain people in the face of misfortune and economic exploitation by outside in- terests. April 13, 1873: Lawyer, diplomat, and presidential candidate John William Davis was born in Clarksburg. Davis argued 141 cases before the U.S. Supreme Court. His last case was one of the most controversial, when he argued in 1952 for the continuation of racial segregation in South Carolina. Gilmer Goings On__00 VVV WINDOW SALE! Visions, Vessels, and Victory, Inc., a non- rofit charity, is trying to get rid of their remaining windows. They have a fabulous deal. If interested, call 304-462-5751, 304- 588-3398, or 304-462-4740. GILMER CO. GOSPEL SING APR. 11 The Gilmer County Gospel Sing is sched- uled for this Sat., Apr. 11 beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the Gilmer County Senior Center. Special singers are the Brighter Side Quartet. Everyone is welcome to at- tend! 00.lir00[j i I00titn Contact us at 462.7309 to get your public meetings listed! The Gilmer Public Service District's Board of Directors will meet on the second Tuesday of every month at 7 p.m. at their E. Main Street office. This month, the meeting will be on 4.13.2015. The Historical Society will meet for its monthly luncheon and meeting at noon on next Thurs., Apr. 16 at the E. Main Annex. Program: Historic gar- den seeds. Courthouse News ..= ................ :.:,!!i !, Editorial Page .......................... ,...,.,,..,..  GGOs ....... : ...................................... .:,ii.:" 6 Legals ............................................ ,,.,.., 11 Obituaries ........................................ , ....... 6 Regional Marketplace .............. :...,,.,..... ! 4 Sports .!:..: ...................... :....:..,.i,!.,,V,.:.,i: , 7 Meditation Moment April 9,1928 - Mac West debuts in New York City in a racy play:"Diamond Lil". "A dame that knows the ropes isn't likely to get tied up." "You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough. " ~ Mac West County Commission goals with tough financial issues The Gilmer County Commission's meeting on last Fri., Apr. 3 began badly, with Buck Stephens resigningfrom his post as President on the Gilmer County Parks and Recreation Board. Mr. Stephens stated that he was leaving his place on the Board, due to medical reasons. With his resignation, a spot on this Board is now open. Betbre getting into the regular agenda items, the Commissioners announced an amendment to that day's agenda. The trio added to the agenda and approved Mon Power to remove seven trees from the Recreation Center that were in the power lines at the center. The Commissioners moved on tO routine busi- ness after that. Commissioner Brian Kennedy made motions to approve the exonerations and consoli- dations, along with the estate qualifications and .......................................... nllSSIOn. In addition to the newly vacant seat on the Parks and Recreation Board for the DeKalb/Troy dis- trict, there are also seats available on the Unsafe Buildings and Lands Enforcement Agency Board for the DeKalb/Troy district and Glenville Corp. If you or someone you know is interested in filling one of these seats, contact Jean Butcher at 304- 462-7641. There was one budget revision during this meet- ing. Commissioners approved the moving of $500 from education and training to auto maintenance for law enforcement. The Commissioners took a break from the regu- lar agenda items to hear out the first appointment. Continued on page 4 l1 HAPPY EASTER -The Town of Sand Fork hosted their 5th Annual Easter Egg Hunt and Games on Sat., Apr. 4 at the playground of Sand Fork Elementary. Over 100 folks turned out for the event where the Easter Bunny, himself, was present to smile and greet children the day before his big performance. The Town Council hid many eggs for the kids to hunt and played several games that were fun for all ages. The event ended with cookies and juices after the awards for the winners of the golden eggs during the hunt and the winners of the games. Pictured above is the Sand Fork town council (L-R): Judy Jones, Connie Carpenter, Sue Edwards, Mr. Easter Bunny, Mayor Jim Tatman, Mrs. Easter Bunny, and Martin Hess. Thank you, Sand Fork Town Council, for putting on such a wonderfulevent for the families of our area! (Photobyerandy Smith, News Reporter) NOT TOO MANY PEOPLE WOULD WANT HIS JOB, BUT H IT - Adam Hicks)s an I-'79 Rest Area(so0thbound) attendant, "ho likes even in snowy weather. The happy Adam, you see, once lived for eight year,, So, he's used to the snow and cold weather. Being so fitted for snow duty, he was a great asset in assisting highway motorists in trouble this past winter. "1 treat people well and I like to hel p them, i ncludi ng those h andicapped or in wheelchairs to get into the facility. Hence, kudos to Adam Hicks for being so upbeat when, at trying times like last winter, many others might be complaining. Congrats to Adam for such a good attitude! DHC, Sr. Street closure to f'ect motorists County Route 119/10, Main and College Streets (Budeman Blvd.-below cliffs in Glen- ville) will be closed to traffic until Fri., Apr. 17, according to the WV Dept. of Highways. The restriction will begin at 7:00 ann. and end at 7:00 p.m. in order to repair a landslide. The resection Will only be during thCw6rl(: .... ing hours and will return to normal two land traffic after 7:00 p.m. daily. The location of the closure will be between CR 5/3, Linn Street Extension (GSC's North Entrance), and Beallview Drive (or the East Entrance), the far end of the US 33 north intersection. JASON GUM, COMIC BOOK coLLECTOR AND GUEST SPEAKER Comic Book Info Session MAYOR FI'I-ZPATRICK SAYS YOUTH IS OUR FUTURE -- At last Men., Apr. 6th's Glenville City Council meeting, three members of Boy Scout Troop, No. 79 sat in on the local governmental meeting in order to earn their Citizenship In Community" Badges. Mayor Dennis Fitzpatrick (third from right) congratulates Dickie Dorsey, Troop No. 79's Scoutmaster, for bringing the young men in to see government in action. Afterwards, and following questions by the young men, Mayor Fitzpatrick stated, "You young people are future members of this city council. You are to be congratulated for sitting in on this public meeting." Listening intently to the Mayor were Boy Scouts Alex White (third from left) and James Dorsey (fourth from right). They were most interested in getting comments from the Mayor on youth issues. In addition, during the meeting, they had an opportunity to see the council in action on setting up the city's West Virginia: Make It Shine" initiative which runs from now until April 19. The main push will be at 10 a.m. on this Sat., Apr. 11 at the Morris Stadium, where the GSC Football team volunteered to help in the city's clean-up. Gee more on the value of the clean-up in page 3"s editorial the news brief on page I and T/re Amnesty advertisement on page 11/ Other Council members present at Monday's meeting were from left to right: Kevin Wiant (Ward 2), John Bennett (Ward 3) (Scout White, Scoutmaster Dorsey and Scout James Dorsey, Mayor Fitzpatrick), Gina Taylor (Ward 5) and Debbie Starcher- Johnson (City Recorder-Treasurer). Council members seemed to sense that with the scouts' eagerness to learn more about their government, that democracy in Glenville was given a positive boost ahead for future years. (Staff photo by Dave Corcoran, Sr.) The Glenville State College Science Fic- tion and Fantasy Guild is pleased to host "Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Comic Books" with comic book collector Jason Gum at 6:00 p.m. on this Sun., Apr. 12, in the Robert F. Kidd Library, Room 16. There will be FREE sandwiches and snacks, along with door prizes! Jason Gum is a GSC Library Associate and the Archivist responsible for digitizing and preserving valuable historical documents for GSC and the public. He has a keen interest in the history of printed artifacts.., especially comic books. The GSC Science Fiction and Fantasy Guild invites everyone to meet Jason, see items from his personal collection, and hear him talk about comics history and the hobby of comic book collecting. The event is FREE and open to the public. For more information, contact GSC SFFG event coordinator Cody Mullens or GSC SFFG Faculty Advisor Melissa Gish or call 304-462- 6325. i .. Area Briefs-.. Citywide 'Clean-up" this Sat. At Monday's City Council meeting (see related photograph), Glenville Mayor Dennis Fitzpatrick announced that the city Would start its Annual Spring Clean-up from now until Sun., Apr. 19. He stresses that Coach Dave Hutchison and the Pioneer Football team will give the local pick-up, clean-up and beautify up of the city a real boost, starting at 10 a.m. on this Sat., Apr. 11 at GSC's Morris Football Stadium. There, the team members and volunteer residents from the city can pick up their trash bags and other necessities to handle the clean-up safely and efficiently. "Everyone is welcome to participate in this clean-up," the Mayor states, adding that it's also a good time to spruce up the yards in each neighborhood and rid them of the winter debris. "I'm very pleased with Coach Hutch's enthusiastic cooperation and he's a vital part of our community," he added, also noting, "This is an example of the close cooperation between town and gown." In other City Council business, Rec0rder-Treasurer Debbie Starcher-Johnson announced that the final day to file for elective office as a write-in is on Tues., Apr. 21 for the Tues., June Area Briefs Continued on page 4