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Page 10-- The Glenville Democrat/Pathfinder-- Thursday, April 17, 2003 °'" ,S" sR';n";n" Service to your ) By Governor Bob I+i'se From the seat of state government where we can improve the suP, ice Friends of Al's Barn and recorded music by Mark Gainer. son of the late Earl J. and Neva Lynn Gainer of Nor- man(own. Local craftsman, as well as the vocational students, showcased skills such as quilting, basketry, chair caning, blacksmithing and candy making. Spring plants, homemade candles and lotions, as well as several craft items are still available for sale for t t] ose ,.v h o m i ssed S at u rday's eve n t. To make donations to the Earl J. Gainer On Saturday, April 5, The Moun- tain Women were featured perform- ers at Calhoun-Gihner Career Center's "Appalachian Spring Fling." Al- though admissionwas 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 '()pen house' format also fea- tured a live performance by The 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 Police, The Army Na- tional Guard, all participating crafts- men and venders, as well as students and staff who made this event a suc- cess. ) ( in Charleston, it is sometimes hard to state government offers to their con]- understand the different needs and munities. situations of communities in other I have spoken to citizens about a parts of the state. Most stats agencies variety of issues. With the assistance have branch offices at locations all oltt]e cabinet secretaries, I have been across West Virginia, and the era- able to ansv, er questions about health ployees ofthesc offices do a great job care ser,,ices, road conditiom,, and serving their local re~,idents and con> job growth. While we are stri,,ing to municating with the agency headquar- help these citizens (and I am confi- tcrshereatthcCapitol.Theyarework- dent that we will succeed), they arc ing hard to implement my helping us even more by letting us administration's goal of increased know what the people of West Vir- customer service at every level of ginia are concerned about and what state government, they feel needs to be done. We are ! MUSICIANS LAUDED -"Friends of Ars Barn" Band Members include AI Hogan, Fred Dawson, Willard Jones, Bruce Jones, Charles Jones, Johnny Jones, ,nd Gloria Jones. i ii ] .... VARIETY ARTS - (L to R) Carrie Newman and Suzi Whaples performing as the "Mountain Women." ( : :~:!~F:. ::::[: ~:: :~i~: Toassistinthiseffort, severalmem- taking these concerns and sugges- bers of my cabinet volunteered to join tions under adx isement, and when we me on a bus tour, visiting communi- regroup in Charleston to assess the ties statewide and listening to(he con- tour, v,e will use the wisdom of these terns of local resident,,,. 1 appreciate citizens in finding solutions• the efl'ort so rnanv citizens have made We have heard about roads that to mcct with me and the cabinet ~,ec- need to be fixed, good programs that re(aries during the past se',eral days: need our~,upport, and areas v, herc our intere~,ted to hear the dents had on ever ers" Compensa- tion relorn] It) the future oI touriMil m \Ve~,t Virignia. All of the cabinet secretaries told Ills (hal I le'., too. gained valuable insiglm, into the priorities of the punic. Man? peol ongoing effort to e',en better. I am the cabinet has done and bold ~ a)~, to el-nlllellt. But V,,e can't your help, and 1 v, ill out the assistance of all tan-, a', ~,',e ,Aolk for ~,tatc's challenge,,. they..._ a,.....~e hellfit__._ ~g u,,, identify a,˘..._.~s se.-, ic_...~e cLan be mor_._..~.e el•ficienl.~___.ut 2.~ Legislative Update Viewin top security firsthand 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 eflorts. While watching much of the war cm, erage on live TV, it ',',as truly amazing to witness this action in real time instead of tape delay. With a couple well-publicized xceptions, 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 inlbrmation for reasons of national security. House Bill 3009 exempts certain 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 recovery plans, architectural layouts da , : changed resident of facilities containing recover) plan to qualify for programming and codes for facility Greyhound security systems, men( Fund. The bill Even though the legislative session unredeemed ended a few weeks ago, legislation is provide health an, still before the Governor for action, to certain track workerSl Thus tar, Governor Wise has vetoed pendents. fivebills. The bills and his reasons, as Hom, e Bill 2670 - outlined in communications with the continue to Legislature and the Secretary of State tion Office of Judges. are as follows: signed into lay, - HB Senate Bill 329 - A bill to promul- similar pro isions gate and continue rules for various [ice. administrative agencies (Dept. of Some Agriculture. Contractors Licensing to correct Board, Board of Dental Examiners, riat veto when the etc.). The Governor vetoed this bill, venes in Special as it was passed in a legislative Workers' Comp refor "'bundle," and encompass several dif- few months. ferent subjects. Dates for the Senate Bill 437 - Amends the pow- meetings have been ers of the State Building Commission as follows: and the law of the state Purchasing April Division by providing procedures 13-15 (in Parkersburg): encouraging the Department of Ad- September 7-9 (in LeWi': ministration to use lease-purchase ber 19-21;Novemberl6 arrange,nents for the construction or ber7-9:January 11-13.'. acquisition of buildings or office space ings are open to the put for agencies, at the State Capitol, un The Governor objected to a pro,,i- noted. sion in the bill that requires the Dept. Finally. this week out"˘ of Administration to submit for prior belatedI tappy Birthday reviewcopiesoflease-purchaseagree- friend, Toni Wine. ments by the legislative Joint Corn- Please contact me if mittee on Government and Finance. assistance, In the House Bill 3051 - This would have please address your amended the Financial Disclosure office at: PC Box Statement rules for legislators. The WV 26624. By teD[ bill actually would have enacted a contact me at tougher, lov, er financial reporting re- 3(-,4-8711. quirement for legislators. For those with However, the"bill slightly weak- e-mailaddress ened the reporting requirements for You can also obtain lobbyists mation at httt House Bill 2414 - amended certain Continue to supD- r provision of the WV Code regarding keep them and their horse and dog racing; changed the thoughts and prayers. number of races during a calendar 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 miles 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 apartcarrying WV 55 over Little Beaver Creek and Look no further! Welcome to- A full-service financial institution a variety of checking and savings accountS, improvement and personal or business 9 south of County 9/6. Among the remaining contracts calling lor resurfacing is as follows: • Braxton - 5.25 miles Servia- ' Frame(own Road on 1-79, including guardrail; 2.57 miles Frametown County 21 Road on 1-79, including Yes, when you take out a Cents' checking CalhounBanks • .' HERE ARE THE ADVANTAGES~ Big Beaver Creek. During construc- tion. traffic will be maintained on loans, standard investment options, IRAs, temporary bridges, deposit boxes, and more. The Roane County contract calls ,?owfeaturing for a three-span prestressed concrete no fuss, our no cost box girder structure to replace the Cents checking acount. Read on for detail Spring Creek Girder Bridge on County