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Page 4A The Glenville Democrat Thursday, April 23. 2009 Rick Kinder, algebra teacher winstop award cont'd ... Continued from page IA application of math skills." Kinder is an Algebra teacher at Gilmcr County High School in Glen- villc. "My goal is to get students to learn, not memorize." says Kinder. "I relate a topic to their experiences and then extend it to a real-world prob- lena. In order for a new concept to be put in long-term memory, students need to be able to make a connection to something they understand within 18-to-24 hours." "Mr. Kinder is in his room an hour before classes begin to tutor students at all grade levels who may be strug- gling with math." says his principal, Nasia Butcher. "And. he agrees to stay after school to follow-up with these students who still need the extra time and help. He gives his personal time on weekends to help prepare students for the"ACT or SAT tests. I've even seen him helping students with their math during time-outs and halftimes at basketball games." Kinder has abachelor's degree from Glenville State College and a master's degree from Wheeling Jesuit Univer- sity. He has taught for 27 years, with 26 years in the Gilmer County schools. His classroom has been deemed by the West Virginia Department of Edu- canon a model 21st century class- room. Kinder has been developing his own teaching model called The Corpo- rate Classroom. It is a hands-on, dis- covery approach to math learning that he describes as "making math fun for students and teachers alike." He has been a part of or attended the Teacher Leadership Institute, West Virginia Mathematics Leadership Team. the county's StaffDevelopment Council. the Local School Improvement Coun- cil, High Schools That Work. Math Field Day and School-to-Work i nitia- tives. He also has served as his school's Faculty Senate president and has coached several high school sports teams. Additionally, he's taught at Glenville State College. In his community, Kinder has as- sisted at the Community Resources Center (CRI) and helped establish a local church. "One of the first things I tell stu- dents is that I care about them." says Kinder. "Every student is important, and I want them to know I will do anything I can to help them." In addition to this recogniuon. award recipients receive a $3.500 un- restricted cash prize, a distinctive tro- phy and a classroom plaque. The West Virginia Foundation for the Improve- ment of Education. a foundation of WVEA. makes a $1.000 award to each recipient's school, for use with at-risk students. The teacher recognition awards are underwritten by the Arch Coal Foun- dation and supported in program-pro- motion by the West Virginia Depart- ment of Education. the WVEA and the West Virginia Library Commis- sion. The Arch Coal Teacher Achieve- ment Awards is the longest running, privately sponsored teacher recogni- tion program in the state. Nomina- tions of the teachers are made by the public, and selection is made by a blue-ribbon panel of the teachers' peers, previous recipients of the award. The Arch Coal Foundation also is a supporter of teacher recognition or grant programs in Wyoming, Utah and Colorado, as well as a number of other education-related causes. Arch Coal is one of the nation's largest coal producers. Through its national network of mines, Arch sup- plies the fuel for approximately six percent of the electricity generated in the United States. In West Virginia. Arch Coal subsidiaries operate the Mountain Laurel and Coal-Mac op- erations. The company is listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE:ACI) and maintains its cor- porate headquarters in St. Louis. MO. Information about each of the 12 recipients is posted on the Arch coal website, www.archcoal.com New c 000 Continued from page 1A sional experience in child care and 13 years of personal experience with her three children. Jacob, Tyler, and Emma. She has received her certifica- tmn as a Child Development Special- ist, and continues to educate herself on new advancements in early child- hood. When asked why she wanted to manage her own child care center, she answered with a simple, "I love chil- dren and I get to be a part of my own children's lives. "Every journey be- gins with a single step; this is a quote that Ms. Frashure used to describe her new center. She feels that every day children are on a different journey. A child's mind is an amazing creation that gains so much throughout every single day and to be a part of that is truly a reward in itself. She also feels that she. too. is on a journey with her own center and providing a service to the families in the area. "Watch Me Grow Child Develop- ment Center" maintains a clean. friendly, fun and respectful environ- ment. The welfare of the children and their families is of the utmost impor- tance. Youngsters are allowed to ex- perience the world, use their imagi no- non and more than anything, be kids. Beginning in the Infant/ Nursery Room, the children have a daily sched- ule that includes: songs, sign language, creative arts. and developmentally ap- propriate toys. Children, beginning at 25 months of age, are transitioned to the Toddler Group. In this group, the children work on developing their own sense of self through music, art. and dramatic play. The room is lo- cated directly beside the bathrooms to allow optimal access to aid in potty training. As the children mature into their threes and fours, they transition into the Early Years Group. In this group, they are prepared for school. They begin letter recognition and work more in-depth with the arts and dra- matics. The curriculum is based upon the Creative Curriculum, billed as a wonderful program for children. In all the age groups, children are pro- vided with many books and are read to daily. The center also provides care for school age children. There is before school and after school care avail- able. The children can ride the bus to Glenville Elementary and ride in the evenings from Sand Fork or Glenville to the center. There are also school age programs in the summer and dur- ing no school days. School age young- sters are provided with several oppor- tunities that include: tutoring/home- work help, structured play, creative arts. and music. The center also participates in the DHHR food program. Through this program, the children receive nutri- tious meals while at the center. These meals include: breakfast, lunch, and an afternoon snack. All meals are homemade and well-balanced. Ms. Frashure prepares the meals for the center and is an advocate for the meals to be home-cooked and hot. The chil- dren eat in their rooms in a family- style setting. Ms. Frashure clarifies that smce "A Small World" has closed, this is, in essence, a re'placement day care cen- ter. The center has an open door policy and invites parents to stop in and check out the center and see their children. Ms. Frashure noted. "We have nothing to hide. We love to see the parents come and be a part of their child's care program. We even have a Parent Advisory Council. This is a group of parents who are dedicated to their children,just like a PTO or PTA." You can contact the center at 45 Elm Street, Glenville. WV 26351: (304) 462-8364. or watchmegrowcdc @verizon.net. Call and set up an ap- pointment for a tour of the center or to receive more information. Congratulations. Ms. Frashure. and good luck on your journey. May it be a beautiful and long one. See related advertisement on page 3B. City asked to address beautification Donna Waddell. of the Family Resource Network. appeared before the Apr. 6 City Council, and requested a working session with them to get their input on the upcoming down- town revitaliz ition grant. Mayor John Bennett said that Con- gressman Alan Mollohan. who has acquired the $380,000 downtown re- vitalization federal grant, wants local input. The Mayor also thanked every- one who helped to sweep the streets, prior to the Recruitable Commum- ties' Grant Des =n Team s wsxt in late March. He credited Sheree Henderson, of Minnie Hamilton's Glenville Of- rice. for her coordination of the De- sign Team's successful stay here. "The Design Team suggested that we build walking trails, parks, skatepark, expand the Farmers' Mar- ket. and utilize the historic bridges.' Mr. Bennett reviewed. "We also have to use the river as an asset, and attraction for tourists and health-conscious walkers." he added. noting that our logo might be "The Friendly Town on the River." Councilperson Bill Grottendieck inquired of Ms. Waddell if there were any funding matches needed on the grant? She replied, "No." The City Council then agreed to meet with her m a working session later tha, t week. The 7 p.m. mtg. adjourned at 8:30. I I I mmm Continued from page 1A found there were representatives from City and County governments, the EDA, Glenville's volunteer Street Gang, the Farmers' Market. Recruitable Communities Grant people, Glenville State College. Folk Festival, Historic Landmarks Com- mission. Historical Society, down- town merchants, among others. Mr. Mollohan voiced that he wanted a public discussion right then, as well as a town meeting in the near future. "This money will be spent in a good way. and will help the commu- nity; if Glenville can be revitalized. then the whole County can also be boosted." The Family Resodrce Network's (FRN) grant was spec!fically aimed at acqmring downtown property, en- hancing the area's appearance, creat- ing a River Packet Park and promot- ing other historical assets. In discussing the $380,000 grant, Dr. Peter Burr. GSC's president, com- mented. "We need a vision for this community, and the river is one of our historic heritages. Also. we need to take Main Street and make it what ought to be. Beautification and eco- nomic development are important to the future of not only this town, but also to Glenville State College. So, the college is supportive of your ef- forts." The discussion then focused on specific fears for the downtown, which were on the minds of the community developers. They want to have the historic color schemes for storefronts throughout the business district, to ban neon and other modernistic signs. and to save the historic bridges. Jim Bailey, of the Historic Landmarks Commission, notes that a previous Historic Architectural Survey desig- nates what the original colors may have been. Bob Henry B aber, a former Richwood mayor, adds that Lewisburg has been a model for unified colors and structural restorauons. Congressman Mollohan then in- jected, "Economic development xs inextricably intertwined with beauti- fication, but that to make a historic- themed downtown work, you must have the right business mix." In conclusion, and before return- ing to Washington. he encouraged the widely-based group to move forward with the rest of the community. "Glen- ville is a pretty little town with a (Y " t coll%e; it s got a charm to it. You just need to improve its (historic and com- mercial) infrastructure here. Gilmer will be a great county, if Glenville becomes a great city." See related Corcoran Column, pg.3. Gilmer's EDA, a 'Growing Presence' cont'd ... Continued from page 1A spective purchase of additional prop- erty to expand the Gilmer County Industrial Park. TlIe only other individuals allowed to stay during the executive session were the prospective sellers of the subject property. Mrs. Elaine "Judy" Wilmouth, and her husband. Mr. Hayward Wilmouth. of Grafton, OH, were in the midst of negotiations with the EDA Board. They were accompanied by Mr. B.G. Roberts. and his wife, Ruth. Mrs. Wilmouth is Mrs. Roberts' sister. The EDA intended to, and as of this time has agreed to, purchase the property belonging to the Wilmouths, for the amount of $24,000 (as indi- cated by the EDA Treasurer in her latter statement to Board Member Donna Waddell). The property con- s sts of a house with two lots on the hill across SR 5 from the Lignetics plant in Stouts Mills. Upon entering into the regular meeting after the executive session. EDA Treasurer. Ms. Anna James. gave the treasurer's report. She also informed the Board that the USDA Grant request had been mailed; however, she hadnot known if there was any further information needed. Ms. James indicated that she had received notification that there is one more part to complete to finish the grant request. This could be done that very same day. Grants abound The EDA did receive the Special Crops Grant in the amount of $1.900. This was definitely less than the $11.000 of their funding requested. It is purportedly to be used only for fliers, banners, advertising, and re- lated items. The EDA has also received the L.E.D. Grant they requested: how- ever, the money not in the EDA bank account yet. Farmers' Market At 10 a.m. on Sat., May 2, there will be a Farmers' Market meeting at the G ilmer County Senior Center. , Farmers' Market vendors will be able to receive training to accept Se- nior Vouchers. and a food handling class will bdgin at 11 a.m. for vendors who sell ready-to-eat foods there. The first day for the Farmers' Mar- ket is tentatively scheduled for Sat.. May 16. Mr. Dave Millard and Mrs. Mary Lee McPherson presented a new Farmers' Market banner for the EDA's review. The banner was quite nicely made. and Mr. Millard indicated that additional banner(s) could be pur- chased for $114 each, with a $25 one- time set-up fee. Public Relations? Vice President Chapman brought up the discussion from the last meet- ing about the EDA hosting "Business After Five" events. There was nothing to report since the EDA Board's President John Ben- nett was not present. President Bennett had stated that he wanted to discuss the Business After Five events with Mr. Dave Cor- coran, Mr.. sinceMr. Corcoran is spear- heading those meetings now. Vice President Chapman expressed his feeling that it would be a good idea for the EDA to sponsor at least one Business After Five. It would be most productive for the Farmers' Market if it was done during the peak of grow- ing season. New EDA Business The Strategic Planning Commit- tee has met. Strategic planning was part of the L.E.D. Grant. and this meeting was basically to set a "to do" list of immediate priorities requiring action. The EDA needs to finalize the land purchase for the new industrial park property. The EDA needs to further negotia- te with a future tenant of the newly- acquired industrial park property. The EDA needs to register with grants.gov, and should create a grant writing committee. The two structures/pavilions used for the Farmers' Market need to be combined, or joined. EDA Board members concurred that $10,000 of the L.E.D. Grant was designated for building and expan- sion of the Farmers' Market. The question was raised as to Whether or not approval had been given from the Senior Center. and the reply was that approval for expansion had been received. The L.E.D. Grant does not begin until July 1, 2009, and " he question was raised among the Board mere- bers if they would be able to utilize the grant funds prior to that date. The Board agreed to let Vice Presi- dent Chapman check into that matter. and, subsequently, Board Member Donna Waddell wanted to know how much the EDA has in unencumbered funds available at the present. Her idea was that it may be possible to begin work on the Farmers' Market expansion before the L.E.D. Grant funds became available. Board Member Millard responded that they "needed to get some kind of quote from Tommy Wellings for the Farmers' Market expansion." Taxes and Shelters? The matter of the EDA's tax status was brought up. Some Board members were won- dering whether or not it would be advantageous for the EDA to change from a 501-C6 to a C3 organization. Board Membi r Waddell believes that there are grants unavailable to the EDA, due to its C6 tax status. Ms. Waddell, also Executive Di- rector of the Gilmer County Family Resource Network, informed the EDA B oard that. because of the large grants being received by the Gilmer County Family Resource Network. they I the local FRN office) will need to create a new entity. She also stated that she had written a grant to hire a lawyer to look into forming this new entity She also specified that this attorney would be available for the EDA to use. too. Ms. Waddell went on to lament the fact that the $380.000 grant for down- town improvement was announced 'prematurely 'by the'planners. She had applied for this grant over 15 months ago, and it is provided through Con- gressional appropriations. Ms Waddell also informed fellow EDA Board Members. that as this county's FRN Director. she had ap- plied for another $500,000 grant. She has submitted six grants, to-date. At this point. Vice President Larry Chapman wanted to make it clear that there will be a time for public com- ment on the proposed future projects. Sears Exxon Delbert and Jean Sears will be celebrating 50 years being in busi- ness at Stumptown next month. Stop by to wish them well! 4P 4~ 'tO )o There may be at least one work were uninsured, rarily. This includes not only Because short-term coverage lecting from a number of op- charges, including physician way to help Americans who Of that group, 69 percent said those recently laid off, but also is designed to address the most tions and customizing aplan to services, diagnostic testing, sur- have faced layoffs: Maintain- they were uninsured because those who are caught in a wait- pressing medical needs while meet his or her needs. 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