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Page 10 --- The Glenviile Democrat/Pathfinder -- Thursday, April 17, 2003 ( ) On Saturday, April 5, The Moun- tain Women were featured perform- ers at Calhoun-Gihner Career Center's "Appalachian Spring Fling." Al- though admission was free, donations were accepted for the Earl J. Gainer Student Scholarship Fund. Approxi- mately $5(X) was raised to assist out- standing vocational students with col- lege expenses. The 'open house' format also fea- tured a live performance by The Friends of Al's Barn and recorded music by Mark Gainer. son of the late Earl J. and Neva Lynn Gainer of Nor- mantown. Local craftsman, as well as the vocational students, showcased skills such as quilling, basketry, chair caning, blacksmithing and candy making. Spring plants, homemade candles and lotions, as well as several craft itches arc still available for sale for those who missed Saturday's event. To make donations to the Earl J. Gainer ( the Ba Scholarship Fund or make inquiries on the items mentioned, contact Mary Nicholson at 354-615 I. The planning committee would like to thank the 150 plus guests who attended, The Friends of Al's Barn, The Mountain Women, The West Virginia State Pc, lice, The Army Na- tional Guard, all participating crafts- men and venders, as well as students and staff who made this cvcnt a suc- tess, 000 ) MUSICIANS LAUDED -"Friends of Ars Barn" Band Members include AI Hogan, Fred Dawson, Willard Jones, Bruce Jones, Charles Jones, Johnny Jones, and Gloria Jones. VARIETY ARTS - (L to R) Carrie Newman and Suzi Whaples performing as the "Mountain Women." .S i+ - ::-:. -7 _ = 131 TALENTS SHARED - Quilters (L to R) Martha Harris, Neva Lynn Gainer (wife of former Director, Ead J. Gainer), and Patty Cain. Bringing Service to your Comm By Governor Bob HTse From the seat of state government in Charleston, it is sometimes hard to understand the different needs and situations of communities in other parts of the state. Most state ageucies have branch offices at locations all across West Virginia, and the em- ployees of these offices do a great job serving their local residents and conl- municating with the agency' headquar- ters here at the Capitol. They are work- ing hard to implement my administration's goal of increased customer service at every, level of state government. To assist in this eft'on, several mem- bers of my cabinet volunteered to join me on a bus tour, visiting communi- ties statewide and listeniug It) the con- cerns of local residents. 1 appreciate the effort so many citizens have made to meet with me and the cabinet .,,ec- retaries during the past se',eral da>s: they are helping us identify areas ',,,'here we can improve the service state government offers to their com- munities. I have spoken to citizens about a variety of issues. With the assistance of the cabinet secretaries, I have been able to ansv, er questions about heahh care services, road conditiom,, and job growth. While we are +triving to help these citizens (and I am confi- dent that we will succeed), they are helping us even more by letting us know what the people of West Vir- ginia are concerned about and what they feel needs to be done. We arc taking these concerns and sugges- tions under advisement, and when we regroup in Charleston to ass,,s the tour, ,ae v, ill use the wisdom of these citizens in finding solutions. We ha,,',: heard about road~, that need to be fixed, good program,, that need our support, and areas ~v hc1,,2 our .,,ervice can be more efl+icient. 1 was intere~,ted to hear the dents had on ever ers" Compensa- tion rc form to the luture oI lt)urisHI in We ,t Virignia. All of the cabinet secretaries told |no that the>. too. gained ~,aluable in,,ight~, into the prioritie,, of the public, Man> people ongoing effort to even better, l am the cabinet has done and b~dd ~ ay'~, to im ernment. But v,c can't ,,,our help, and 1 ,a ill cut tile a,,,>,~>,tance of all state's thai lcngc,,. Legislative Update By Delegate Brent Boggs For a few days last week, Jean and I traveled to Charleston Air Force Base, SC to visit with Jessica and Paul. This may be our last visit un- til we're grandpar- ents. Secu- rity is ex- tremely tight on base. but the neigh- borhoods and families there continue to go about business as usual. However, I was especially awe-struck by the C-17 flight line. Massive transport planes here today; gone in the middle of the night. No one says, but one can assume it's to the Middle East with vital supplies for our troops. Like our own 1092nd Engineers, they are playing a vital part in the war efforts. While watching much of the war coverage on live TV, it was truly amazing to witness this action in real time instead of tape delay. With a couple well-publicized exceptions, the media seemed to be very conscious of taking every precaution against these live broadcasts being intercepted and used against out troops. During the legislative session, we passed legislation that seeks to pro- tect certain important information for reasons of national security. House Bill 3009 exempts ce,tain records from the Freedom of Infor- mation Act for reasons of national security. The list of exempt records includes information prepared to pre- vent or respond to terrorist attacks, law enforcement and emergency re- sponse deployment plans, terrorist in- telligence documents shared by fed- eral and international law-enforcement officials, disaster top security firsthand recovery plans, architectural layouts of facilities containing recover) plan programming and codes for facility security systems. Even though the legislative session ended a few weeks ago, legislation is still before the Governor for action. Thus far, Governor Wise has vetoed five bills. The bills and his reasons, as outlined in communications with the Legislature and the Secretary of State are as follows: Senate Bill 329 - A bill to promul- gate and continue rules lbr various administrative agencies (Dept. of Agriculture, Contractors Licensing Board, Board of Dental Examiners, da> : changed residency~ to qualify WV Greyhound ment Fund. unredeemed pari-muU provide health to certain track workers! pendents. House Bill 2670 continue to the tion Office of Judges+ signed into lay. similar pro', isions rice. Some of the:,e bills to correct or ox er-ride rial veto when the etc.). The Governor vetoed this bill, venes in Special as it was passed in a legislative "'bundle," and encompass several dif- ferent subjects. Senate Bill 437 - Amends the pow- ers of the State Building Commission and the law of the state Purchasing Division by providing procedures encouraging the Department of Ad- ministration to use lease-purchase arrangements for the construction or acquisition of buildings or office space for agencies. The Governor objected to a provi- sion in the bill that requires the Dept. of Administration to submit for prior review copies of lease-purchase agree- ments by the legislative Joint Corn- mittee on Government and Finance. House Bill 3051 - This would have amended the Financial Disclosure Statement rules for legislators. The bill actfiall) v, ould ha e enacted a tougher, lower financial reporting re- q.uirement for legislators. However, the bill slightly weak- ened the reporting requirements for lobbyists House Bill 2414 - amended certain provision of the WV Code regarding horse and dog racing; changed the number of races during a calendar Workers' Comp refor few months. Dates for the u meetings have been a as follows: April 6-8: 13-15 (in Parkersbur September 7-9 (in LeW ber 19-21 : November I ber 7-9: January 11-13,~ ings are open to the pal at the State Capitol, noted. Finally, this week o belated Happy Birthdayt friend, Toni Wine. Please contact me assistance. In the please address your office at: PO Box WV 26624. By contact lnc at 3(~-87 11. For those with e-mail address You can also obtain mation at httt Continue to su keep them and their thoughts and prayers. take care. Bridges, resurfacing added to DOH April 22 bidding, ) Gilmer included Replacement of bridges in Nicho- las and Roane Counties and nearly 50 miles of resurfacing, including 2.25 mil es in Gilmer County, are among contracts added to the Division of Highways' April 22 bid opening. Gov- ernor Bob Wise announced on March 31. The Nicholas County contract will use single-span prestressed concrete girder structures to replace two bridges less than a quarter-mile apart carrying WV 55 over Little Beaver Creek and Big Beaver Creek. During construc- tion, traffic will be maintained on temporary bridges. The Roane County contract calls for a three-span prestressed concrete box girder structure to replace the Spring Creek Girder Bridge on County 9 south of County 9/6. Among the remaining contracts calling lor resurfacing is as follows: Braxton - 5.25 miles Servia- ' Frametown Road on 1-79, including guardrail; 2.57 miles Frametown-" County 21 Road on 1-79, including guardrail; Gilmer - 2.25 miles Cox's Mill- Linn Road on WV 47; Jackson - 4.4 miles Kenna- Fairplain Road on 1-77, including guardrail, pavement repair and paved ramps; and Wood - 4.8 miles Williamstown- Marietta Road on 1-77, including guardrail and raised pavement mark-. ing. 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