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......... WA 98z36-z2@8 SEATTLE li,i,,i,,L .... ii,J ,,ii ..... li,,IJli,,,l,,L,,,i Jl Attention Shoppers: Circulars enclosed in this week's paper are from Mid,State Chevy of Flatwoods, Glenville Foodland, Shop 'n' Save of Weston, and U-Pak of Glenville. These are appearing in this newspaper in specified local Zip Code zones or in all papers. We editors recommend these fine advertisers, as well as our regular On-the-Page tional, college, community and/ This week's editorials and coh made in Glenville and Gilmer ( others may be interested in kno~ news, check out pages 1-2B. AI munity correspondents with n Finally, log-on to: www.glenvilh advertisers. See a lot of educa- ar sports pictures on page 2A. =mn deal with progress being ;ounty that GSC's alumni and ing. For the latest Sports Scene ~o, don't miss our regular com- .=ws from both near and afar. ;news.corn for local updates. Single Copy Price-75 (70 plus tax) (ISSN 0746-5890) Published by and for Gilm This week's prayer Heavenly Father, Bless GSC's alumni coming here this weekend with safe trips and joyful reunions. Also, please bless the people of Gilmer County with good health, happiness, and stable livelihoods in this time of national economic trials. Ease the suffering of our sick, including Mrs. Hickman, Charlene Dulude and Don and Marilyn Phillips. Finally, safeguard our troops, es- pecially those in combat zones, and aid us in ending foreign wars. have in mihd::fo Glb iiiei: : U.S. & W.V. History Shorts April in West Virginia and U.S history is, indeed, instmctionah On Apr. 21, 1890, District 17 of the United Mine Workers of America union UMWA) was formed in Charleston; ' On Apr. 22; 1904, the West Virginia :ederation of Women's Clubs was established in Wheeling, with 15 clubs participating; On Apr. 23, 1889, Mordical Levi, of Charleston, was credited with inventing the first brick pavement in the USA;he was granted a patent for the process on that date; On Apr. 24, 1964, President Lyndon Johnson arrived in Huntington to launch his War on Poverty, an effort, in part, to end in Appalachia; and On Apr. 25, 1923, Arnold Miller was born n Leewood; he was the reform president of the UMWA from 1972-1979. ilmer Goings RIDING CLUB SHOW The Central WV Riding Club will hold its first show of the season on Satur- day, April 25. The show will start at 3:00 p.m. at Holly Gray Park in Sut- ton. For a showbill or more informa- tion call 304-364-5576, 304-364-2273 or email at ATTENTION VETERANS Join your.local VFW or American Le- gion for only a minimal membership fee. These organizations lose federal support when members drop out. (Continued on Page 6A) Public Meetings The Gilmer County Historical Society will meet at a noon lun- cheon on this Thurs., Apr. 23 at the Holt House Annex. The topic for "Show & Tell" will be "Earth Day.'l The public is invited, but inform Presi- dent Marion Reed at 462-4002, so that enough food can be prepared. The Recruitable Communities & Glenville Street Gang Committees will meet at 4:30 p.m. on next Mon., Apr. 27 at Glenville's City Hall to continue their community develop- ment initiatives. The public is invited to attend and to participate. Inside This Week The Editorial Page ............... 3A Sports ................................. 1-2B Obituaries .............................. 6B Society ...................... 6A & 3-8B Courthouse News ................. 7A Legals ..................................... 7A Classifieds .......................... 8-9A GGOs ..................................... 6A Jack Garrett Ford ................ 5A Spencer Auto Group .......... 10A Meditation Moment Thought(s) for the Week -- "Perhaps you have heard about the college executives who were discussing what they wanted to do after retirement age. One hoped to run a prisonor school of correction so the alumni would never come back to visit. Another chose to manage an orphan asylum so he would not be plagued with advice from par- ents." Robert H. Jackson, U.S. Supreme Court Justice (1892-1954) "Moral responsibility is not just a mat- ter of avoidin9 harm to others; it also means helping people in need." Michael [~edelsky, American educator For downtown I |l By David H. Corcoran, Sr., In looking over the hastily called-together Publisher-Editor crowd of about 25 interested local people, he "Thisisyourgranttorevitalizeyourdown- observed, "i'm pleased to be here, and to see town, and the priorities should be based on a such a good cross-section of people from this broad consensus ofthe community,'i stressed community. In comparing your ideas with U.S. Congressman Alan Mollohan (Dem.- 1 st other communities in the nation, the best plan Dist.) on Mon. evening, Apr. 20 at City Hall. gets federally funded. I'm impressed with what The Congressman was referring to a Donna's (Waddell, of FRN) grant said; it was $380,000 federal grant that he'd earmarked in terrific!" order to give a big boost to Glenville's down- Indeed, the cross:section of the community town developers. Continued on Page 4A Gilmer's EDA, a 'Growing Presence' By Cassandra Huff, The EDA Board's first action was to uiaani- News Reporter mously approve minutes from the previous The Gilmer County Economic Develop- meeting. ment Association's (EDA) meeting of Thurs., They next unanimously "approved going April 16, was brought to order by their Vice- into an executive session to discuss the pro- President, Larry Chapman. Continued on Page 4A DOWNTOWN 'STREET GANG' AT WORK Now these gents look nothing like a big city "street gang," but in Glenville, their hearts are as big as all outdoors, particularly when it comes to improving our city. As volunteers in Downtown Glenville's Street Gang, they, along with a couple of dozen other local residents, are dedicated to revitalizing the business district to make it more attractive to tourists and economic developers. So, on last Fri.-Sat., Apr. 17-18, David Millard (I-r), Stan Mazzagotte, and Dr. Bob Henry Baber painted a couple of downtown storefronts, which needed refurbishing. Asked why they were doing it, they responded, "The WVU Design Team suggested that we redo one building at a time, so that's why we're here." (Staff photo) PLEASED TO BE IN BUSINESS HERE -- A happy Rose Frashure (center, back- ground), a Troy native, is pleased about owning her own business, especially because it deals with her favorite passion -- helping children to get the right caring and loving start in life. "We try to add the touches to child care here that parents like," she says. Her child care center is located in the basement of the Masonic Lodge in Glenville. ! See editorial on page 3A for more particulars about Alumni Day/ SURPRISE VISIT -- U.S. Congressman Alan Mollohan (center) paid a surprise visit to Gtenville on this Mon., Apr. 20. He wanted to announce that a grant for $380 000 had been approved in order to help move forward Glenville's downtown revitalization. Pictured with him ape Mayor John Bennett (left), who is an active proponent of the beautification initiative, and a happy Donna Waddell, who is the Family Resource Network's executive director and the grant writer. Congressman Mollohan spoke about the grant to a group of about 25 local citizens, but stressed that the town's vision for a revived business district, should be based on a broad community consensus. (Staff photos by Dave Corcoran, St.) ',' i' iii' i i' i ,ii ii ii' i' iii' iiiiii iiii!i!ii '/,i' RICK KINDER (L-R) AND ARCH COAL CHAIRMAN AND CEO, STEVEN F. LEER Rick Kinder, algebra teacher at Gilmer High, wins top award Rick Kinder is familiar with the term Governor Joe Manchin, First Lady Gayle "lifelong learner." As a teacher, he says he Manchin and West Virginia Education Asso- has never stopped learning to teach, ciation (WVEA) President Dale Lee. Kinderwasrewardedforhisteachingabili- "Rick Kinder's teaching methods have ties. He was one of only 12 teachers statewide evolved over the years to address how students to receive a "2009 Arch Coal Teacher have changed in the ways they process infor- Achievement Award." Steven F. Leer, Arch mation," says Leer. "He is an innovator in his Coal's chairman and chief executive officer, classroom, meshing new technologies and 21 st made the announcement during a presenta- century skills so that his students learn the tion ceremony at the Clay Center in Charles- ton. He was accompanied by West Virginia Continued On Page 4A OOO O O OOOO 0 0 0 0 0 0 County's Metal & Appliance Clean-up set for May 2 The Gilmer County Commission, along with some assistance from the county's FRN Office, has re-instituted the once-annual and countywide Metal & Appliance Clean-up Day. It will take place from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. on Sat., May 2 at the old Kinney Shoe/Spenco Factory on SR 5 West at the Glenville city limits. Commission President Larry Chapman commented, "This is a good time to get rid of those old tires and appliances that are sitting around in your home or yard." For more details, see related advertisement on page lB. Old Glenville High's Reunion: June 26-27 Quentin Stewart, president of the Old Glenville High School's Alumni Association. announces that the 2009 All-Class Reunion will be on Fri.-Sat., June 26-27 in Glenvillc. There is an exciting new opportunity avail- for children from ages six weeks to 12 years of The Friday night "Pow-Wow" will take place from 6-9 p.m. on Fri. evening, Junc 26 able to families with small children in Gilmer age and is open from 6:45 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. at the Gilmer County Senior Center, while the Alumni Banquet will be the next evening, County. The new center is located on Elm Street in the starting at 6 p.m. in GSC's Mollohan Center's Ballroom. The anniversary classes of 1939, Ms. Rose Frashure, a native of the county, lower level of the Masonic Lodge. The center 1949, and 1959 will be honored; these classes, in particular, are asked to bring any has recently opened a new child care center, is state licensed and regulated, memorabilia or photos of the class in action that they can find as possible. called the: "Watch Me Grow Child Develop- Ms. Frashurehas had seven years ofprofes- President Stewart asks all alumni and their families to mark these dates on their ment Center, LLC." The center is available Continued on Page 4A calendar. More information and updates can be found at