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t/Pathfinder Thursday, April 17, 2003 -- Page 3 (i'i on Glenville State College's accreditation process, but it's probably ok hil Ville State College's recent ;e ~ffoject, local educators -- The college are cautiously 0 a. - itlil[Corcoran/lllUt tiffS. Central Association's final IIU[ Column /IUUI ev';SaITis WJIli"~l~rlYtf it hasSUmmer'been re-accreditedthC College Itlll~~l l By David H Cororan J It111t irti '.Saw and heard in the two m al lmSnally attended early last he- ets gcx>d for GSC rcla- ,, ,'l nuation of its institutional .North Central. e vil t'rview of College ,km"'ten, or so, sessions with the a Glenville attorney, suggests that what the community can do is to volunteer some of their time to helping GSC. "Many people in this room are volunteers for the college, so we need Io expand on this," he urges. Denny Pounds, the owner of Glcnville McDonald's, points out that our Lady Pio- neers basketball learn is a class act. "They set a germ example for others to follow," hc says. Also, in talking atxmt ladies, two ladies -- one from Richwood and the other, Webster am" took place from Sunday byway covering all of the .. vi ncies, I attended the two to me as a community . ,hUsiness person, and home- Dr. Thomas Pow- anovervicwof and achievements over the NCA team, GSC s ,most administrators, sc - one observer -- me. physical changes making I autiful were significant. assets of the college are in of mission, and outstand- ts. The local coil%o's mis- Central West Virginia's -- ik . citizens. Moreover, the [Y, Js doing an excellent job in [] pounds. College's calling in terms of on the campus emphasiz- of"Tradition, Innovation, '-,.nnmunity." Most impor- the college creating excel- rln several specialized ar- -.1, of Shared Values" initia- S lltesented to the North Central r aa integral part of building r eCialized areas at the college," emic improvements, he ree programs have been urs forgraduation have rative programs have ith Marshall and Fairmont ,,jL-"rs, ,,, and Pioneer Village was dern dormitory complex. T e ldevelop an academic com- respect what others say," he ih "g that this is all a part of the 3 fACademic Excellence that Fal the opening week Convo- tha" Powell's talk, Vice Presi- Advancement, Rosemary t "GSC is a campus with a help students to achieve UCed five-s udents and one best exemplify the Shared the college wants every- Students are Shaun Oid- Toby Murray, Jennifer Parks Evie McPherson out. "These are all'living. of what Shared Values i s meetings 7. the accreditation team met k: Ps, ,he alum.i, and several a .ng others. During the munity members, t oSchmetzer, ndent _ i.es do happen, even with- i l lePY of the booklet available been put out by the l tlitary Affairs and Office of The back cover has 22 illable for Giimer County I[l " bile wading through the ryeek, I was reminded era ing In 1964, the with my parents a new job in California. the team mentioned that the students gave laudatory testimony al~mt the college. I'm certain that these accolades were not as flow- cry as those given by the alumni and friends of the college lhal evening. Dr, Carl Armour, a former Math & Sci- ence Division head. contends Ihat the num- bers hc sees about GSC arc bencl'icial to entire state of West Virginia. "Our students remain in the slate by a rate of 85 percent," hc states, adding, "Many first generation college goers attend GSC, along with young single mothers who cou Idn't afford to get their college educa- tions elsewhere." With the local economy depending on a vibrant college, too, Dr. Armour contends, "We can get more political support in the future." Interjecting a point at this time, Dr. John R. Campbell, the former presidenl of Oklahoma State University and the accreditation team's chair, suggested that the college have its new graduates go to each of their legislators in order to build future support for the belea- guered institution of higher education. As to a question asked by one of the accreditors, she said, "What is the community doing for the college?" Mr. R. Terry Butcher, Esq., the college board's chairman, relates that the Gilmer County Economic Development Association's Vision Plan promises to make Glenville a more esthetically pleasing place to live. By making Glenville more attractive to prospec- tive students, the enrollment will go up. At this time, I injected that the Vision Plan is not "pie in the sky," but a rare opportunity for Glenviile and Gilmer County to become more attractive to outsiders who are thinking about moving to the city or attending the college. Moreover, this $80,000 study should open the door to other federal and state funds to make the downtown and Hays City areas' more beautiful. Added to that, the Vision Plan is already underway, in that a $280,000 grant was ob- tained by the Economic Development Asso- ciation and the city of Glenville to construct a trail from the downtown to Hays City with a spur going up to the college. Hence, college students will he safer in their weekly walks to Hays City to get groceries, among other items. As to the legislative political attack against the college earlier this year, ! emphasized that the entire community came together in de- fense of the college. The County C.ommis- stoners, City Council, EDA and many others drove down to the Legislature in Charleston to voice their concerns about the issue of closing or merging the college. Hence, the community was well represented at the meet- ings with Governor Bob Wise, and the Sen- ate and House of Delegates' leadership. Mr. Bill Deel, a Huntington-area alumnus, relates that GSC is used todealing with people from small towns. "The kids can grow and get the basics here, later on becoming attorneys, teachers, and other professionals," he pulls out of the college's history. Another alumnus, Mr. Tim Butcher, Esq., County -- spoke with great love for the col- lege. They noted thai it took them one-and-a- half hours to drive to Glenville from their hometowns, but wouldn't have missed the chance to speak up fiw GSC before the Ac- creditation team. In the main, the bc~ttom line is: "Are our sludenls doing okay'?" And, wc editors believe that they are." The North Central Association's accred- iting team got an up close and personal over- view of GSC, and what they saw, based on the two meeting we attended, was truthful. Our Clay County connection Mr. Clinton Nichols, publisher oftbe Clay County Free Press in Clay. telephoned me the other day asking Ihc status of the college. I assured him that GSC is alive, well, and ac- cepting students. He told me that it was a great shame that the legislators chose to attack GSC during this past legislative session. "GSC has stood by its Clay County students over the years and has provided dozens of teachers to their school system," he explains. He'd like to see this close relationship be- tween the college and Clay County continue, but he's noticed that the college's recruitment efforts in Clay County aren't as aggressive as they once were. I related that there have been some personnel changes in GSC's recruitment office. Nevertheless, from what I hear, the GSC recruiters are now got ng full speed ahead. All in all, Clinton just wants the people at the college and in Glenville to know that he supports them. Thanks, Clinton! Indeed, we need more newspaper editors and publishers in the state like you! 'All my Murders' The murder mystery that was performed at the Moose Lodge's Dinner Theater on last Fri. evening, Apr. I I proved to be most enter- taining, dramatic, and downright comical at times. With this play and dinner, the new Moose Lodge in downtown Glenville is becoming more active and socially responsible. The group of actors and actresses was small, but they made up for their lack of numbers by acting with a lot of heart, to say nothing about their overall skill. . GSC's Dennis Were m was the groups' spon- sor and director and most of the actors Were college students. What's the next event at the Moose Lodge: On this Sat., Apr. 19, the Moose will sponsor an "Old-Time Rock 'N' Roll" Dance, fea- turing the band, Second Helpings. It starts at 9 p.m. and will run until I a.m. A modest admission's charge will apply to this particular scv,:ial event. For reservations, call Lodge GovernorVince Miller at the East Main Street club, 462-4423. Conclusion There is always a necessity to serve our fellow men, ,;specially those people who need the help the most. The Moose Lodge is work- ing hard to give that service opportunity to each one of its members. m .11 0o0 Before be left, Bill and Mother and ! were up Mother and Dad on the first floor. talking about the house being old and made of About the time I opened the kitchen door, wood and needing an escape plan in case of my second daughter, Karen, had climbed back fire. One of us mentioned a window from a in the window and opened the bedroom door second floor bedroom to a porch roof with a (which 1 had closed) to try to go down the tree touching it. stairs. The smoke sent her back to the roof, but Mother commented, "Don't tell the chil- now we had a draft from the kitchen to the dren or they will never goout the dooragain!" upstairs bedroom. The unthinkable happened. You can guess the rest. About 1:30 a.m. on a January night, I heard I got back to lift them across to the tree and my son, then seven-years-old; calling "'Morn. we all got away with only one sprained ankle, Morn!'" Not only was smoke pouring up the The next morning there were five chimneys stairs, but the hallway floor already was red standing and smoking ashes on the ground. along the back edge. I got the four children out Knowing what to do made all the difference of the window. The tree was a bit too faraway, for me. The booklet is available at the court- but I got on it without being hurt, left the kids house and at the newspaper office. on the roof and ran around the house to wake It is not fun, but I recommend it. Thomas Powell has lll done a good job at GSC Assoc v Alu,- . "ation of Glen illc '"nt Would like to use this .Our appreciation to Dr. all he has done for Glen- past four years, i, e can recommend to high a Campus that we feel free to return to and enjoy our stay. one would think that it was his Alma Mater. Hc and Mrs. Poweli would certainly get the We regret his leaving, but want to let him award for the most hospitable hosts of any know we appreciate all ofhis efforts forGlen- campus in West Virginia.This has been noted ville State College. Wc wish him and Mrs. by prospective students as well as alumni. Powell well in his new position. ()no GSC alumnus remarked that Dr. Pew- Mary Martin ell has been so zealous in his efforts to im- Grant County Alumni Association prove and keep Glenville State College that Petersburg "tOaP nings have alt the - pply, including tbe L'nk of You who have corn access The "ohs that sa - ,or', " J "Y v.- Nation-wide are jobs [ ,.:' ancies throughout the na- 'Sted by location, but they .,mas. this format: E LEVEL, CLOSING N OF JOB, WEB AD- ON THE USAJOBS WEB SITE j se a rc h. u s aj oh s. o p m . g o v/ YEAR-ROUND STUDENT TEMPO- summary.asp?OPMControl=IM2415 RARY EMPLOYMENT PROGRAM PHARMACY TECHNICIAN GS-06/04/ (CLERK) GS-02/03 04/24/2003 22/2003 Clarksburg WV http:// PARKERSBURG WV http://j s e a r c h. u s a j o b s. o p m. g o v / j s e a r c h . u s a j o b s. o p m . g o v / summary.asp?OPMControl=lM270 summary.asp?OPMControl=lM5 i 61 ECOLOG IST GS- I I / 12 04/30/2003 IT SPECIALIST (NETWORK) GS- I ELKINS WV http:lljsearch.usajobs.opm.govl 0412112003 PARKERSBURG WV http:// summary.asp?OPMControl=lM2094 j s e a r c h . u s a j o b s . o p m . g o v / DISTRICTCONSERVATIONISTGS-12/ summary.asp?OPMControl=lM3gl0 12 05/I 4/2003 MORGANTOWN WV PROGRAM ASSISTANT GS-03/( 05/ KINGWOOD WV 0412003 THROUGHOUT WV blip:// Continued onpage5 1 Wc editors hope that your Easter holiday will be pleasant, restful, and meaningful! With this celebration of the Lord's rising from the dead, it gives us-- both old-timers and new-timers to Gilmer County -- the opportunity to catalogue our spiritual and temporal achievements during the past year and lo improve, or to raise up, ourselves to make our aspirations come true. Also, lor newcomers to our communities, you will find that a wide variety of church services will be going on-- from the daybreak, sunrise ceremonies to the traditional Sunday church fare. You can chinese whatever you feel the most comfortable in th:fing. Our area's churches, ministers, and congregations are eager to invite you to attend. And, if you haven't bccn going to church since moving to Gihncr County, Easter Sunday's service can make for an ideal re-introduction to your particular laith in this area. Wc editors don't believe that, based on the ministers and faithful whom wc know in this area, that you'll bc disappointed. In addition, the Glenville area has one of the host Community E;Lster Egg Hunts anywhere to b,,: found. Annually sponsored by Dr. John Westfall, his staff, and several contributing businesses, the Easter Egg, Hunt, which is open to all children 12 and under, gets underway promptly at I I a.m. on this Sat., Apr. 19 at the Lower Shelter at the Gilmcr County Recreation Center. Everyone is welcome to this fun-filled, rain-or-shine morning on Holy Saturday -- the day bel'orc Easter. And, yes, the Easter Bunny will be there to help the youngest children find their eggs because no child leaves without an Easter prize. Dr. Westfall, who has been spearheading this charitable effort lbr years, believes that many of our county's residents want to come together s r,:ially to celebrate this important holiday, so he and his staff put in long volunteer hours to make this colorful event come off perfectly every year. Moreover, for any newcomers who don't have their families living here, this Community Hunt provides an excellent opportunity for their children to associate with kids in their same age groups. Of course, the event doesn't last too long because the children run into their age-bracket's area to seek and find the eggs -- pronto. Our appreciation is, once again, extended to Dr. John Westfall for sponsoring this worthwhile and badly-needed community event. Then on Sunday from I I a.m.-2 p.m., a special Easter Brunch will take place at Glenville State College's Heflin Student Union's Dining Room sponsored by Aramark. There may Ix: additional Easter Dinners in the area, but Aramark is the only restaurant that has been advertising its Easter Brunch tor the past several weeks. If you haven't catch there, or haven t been to one of their Premium Dinners, you've missed something -- tasty. Moreover, no one walks out of the Dining R( m hungry. See the related ad in this editimt for more details. Manager Steve Shattuck is to be commended for opening thc special meals to the general I public. DHC, Sr., Publisher-Editor Cancer Society's Easter Project Every Easter season, the Gilmer County Chapter of" the American Cancer Society brightens up everyone's Holy Week festivities by putting colorful Easter eggs on sale. This annual Easter Egg fund-raiser for the American Cancer Society finds over 2,000 peanut-butter fillings being made up beforehand by the staff of GSC's Aramark Food Service and, then, being decorated by local Cancer Society volunteers at the Kanawha Drive Community Center. Finally, the handsome and large finished products are distributed to the many businesses in this area for selling to the public. So, look for these large and delicious Easter eggs in Gilmer County's stores -- they're inexpensive, but will brighten up your season at home or work. Local chapter President Rosa Belle Gainer takes much pride in this Easter Egg volunteer effort that is novel within the state of West Virginia. In addition to Aramark, the egg making volunteers this year were as follows: Arleta Davis, Richard Turner, Kay Peters, Brenda McCartney, Amanda Frymier, Sandy Cunningham, Helen James, Mescal Kuhi, Doris Norman, Monique Call, Betty White, Reva Bennett, Lenita Reale, and Rosa Belle Gainer. Egg dippers and decorators were: Reva Bennett, Martha Harold, Helen James, Virginia Creech, Rachel Curry, Virginia Lydick, Pebble Pritt, Vonda Kuhl, Margaret Stalnaker, Barbara Reed, Bonnie Drake, Wilda Kuhl, Lenita Reale, Wilma Jean Capps, Joyce Cain, Betty Smith, Merceline Bennett, Rose Ann Frymier, Louella Stalnakcr, Edith Ellyson, Mary Lou James, Donzeila Viilers, Ruth Chisler, Leona Beall, Judy Watson (Cancer Society's Regional Director), Sadie Kelble, Dessie Louise Wolfe, Grace Oppe, and Rosa Belle Gainer. The deliverymen were Creed Barton, Denzil Huff, Gone Ellyson, John Kuhl, Don Bailey, Linwc.a ,l Reaser, and Dcnzil Huff. Finally, the Gilmer County Cancer Unit, als0, acknowledges with gratitude the Kanawha Drive Community for the use of their buildings, the four retail outlets that save boxes for egg storage and distribution, the large number of businesses selling eggs, and The Glenville Democrat for publicizing their projects throughout the year. To the con!rary, we editors are humbled by Mrs. Gainer's words. She more need to commend all of her hard-working, dedicated, and generous Gilmer County Cancer Society volunteers. "H' ir jobs are difficult and time-consuming, but are necessary if we are ever to find the cure for the dreaded disease. If you didn't contribute to this specific Easter Egg cause, then be sure to put Fri. evening, May 16 on your calendar-- that's the time the annual Relay for Life will take place at the (;SC fi tball field. See related cMvertisement for more details. DHC, St'. The fall of Baghdad MEANWHILE AT THE IRAQI MINISTRY OF I ORMAT]ON,.. EDGE OFTHE MINISTRY- EDGE OFTHE MINISTRY- EDGE AI E WIN I IN BAGHDADr' (OR PLAIN STUPIDITY?) IRAQI WAR: BEGINNING OF THE END -- Operation Iraqi Freedom is being brought to a slow, but sure ending, even if Saddam's administration doesn't want to admit it. GSC Professor Emeritus George Harper, the college'S retired art teacher and our award-winning cartoonist, finds the Iraqi government's statements to be very ironic and wants to make that point from "The Edge of (his home's) Meadow." Professor Harper, also, commends our American troops for a job well done. DHC, Sr. The Glenville Democrat~Pathfinder David H. Corcoran, Sr., Publisher.Editor P.O. Box 458; 108 N. Court St., Glenville, WV 26351 PHONE 304-462-7309 FAX 304-462-7300 E-MAIL--- glenvillenewsad@rtoLnet VISA & Mastercard are now accepted II III II IIII I IIIII I I