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Thursday, April 23, 2009-- The Glenville l)emocra! Page 5A ( III Continued from page 3A j Not Everyone Calls Me Father Alumni, Gilmer County's tittle town may be growing cont'd ... • Use a variety of trees and bushes along the rivet banks in order to pre- vent flooding; • Deal with the issue of dilapidated housing in the city; • Build new sidewalks to replace the crumbling ones in the downtown's Business District. On this score, the all-volunteer "Glenville Street Gang" is already getting a head start on fund- raising to match a $380.000 sidewalk replacement grant, for which the city of Glenville has applied. • Save the Old Bridge in Glenville and the Duck Run Suspension Bridge outside of town near the prison's en- trance, and use them as part of a river Walking Trail. The Design Team stressed the good health effects of walking and buying into a healthier life-style for our area's people. • Erect more signs to direct people both to the college and commercial areas: • Clean-up, fix-up and paint-up the downtown and other deteriorating homes and buildings in the city and county, t Dr. Peter Barr. the college's president, takes this initiative seri- ously, too. in that he's offered to help shop and home owners to paint their structures with the aid of community- service students. ) The above outline is a sketch of what happened and was reported to the community by the design team at the March 28 meeting at the Gilmer County Senior Center. Not all of the Design Team's sug- gestions were realistic, though. One RON E .K, A RETIRED WVU ENGINEERING PROFESSOR & DESIGN TEAM LEADER: HE IS "BULLISH" ON GLENVILLE'S FUTURE! SHEREE HENDERSON, OUTREACH COORDINATOR FOR MINNIE HAMILTON HEALTH SYSTEM'S GILMER CLINIC OFFICE, WAS THE DESIGN TEAM'S LOCAL LIAISON. AFTER THE TOWN MEETING SAT. EVENING, MAR. 28, SHE URGED THE PARTICIPANTS TO "KEEP THE DIALOGUE FOR IMPROVING GLENVILLE AND GILMER COUNTY GOING." liiE ii :iiil){iiiii; i{{iiiii iiiii ! i!i !!!i ii!!i t i ii iB ii i ,i: : if! )ii:i;i>ธ {i!!i : : iii{iii!i!!iii! i ii; nt ! :i ;i ir :d; i i if::/:;:i H;i ;/::i!ii!il !:iii: ;:ii ;i :: March of Dimes Walk set for Sun., May 3 cont'd ... the Salk vaccine was developed and polio was eradicated However. the fight to save babies continues. March of Dimes researches, volunteers, edu- cators, outreach workers and advo- cates work together to give all babies a fighting chance against the threats to their health: Prematurity, birth de- fects, and low birth weight. .... You have been touched b,y the March of Dimes if; • Your baby or a baby you know was born prematurely, too small and too soon. andreceived life-saving lung surfactant therapy to help with breath- ing. • You know that neural tube de- fects, like Spina Bifida, can be pre- vented up to 70% of the time if women take a daily multi-vitamin with 400 micrograms of the B vitamin folic acid before and during pregnancy. • Your baby or a baby you know was cared for in a neonatal intensive care unit or NICU. • You and your children were vac- cinated against polio. You or someone in your family received the PKU test after birth. The PKU test is a heel prick blood test that can diagnose a disorder which causes severe mental retardation if left un- treated. • You are aware that alcohol, drug and tobacco use during conception and pregnancy can lead to severe birth defects. • You or someone you know re- ceived a rubella vaccine. -" " On"Sun.o MeV :3., ai ;vA Park in Clarksburg from 12:30-3:00 pm, the March for Babies walk will be taking place. March for Babies is an excit- ing, fun-filled day of outdoor activity with family, friends, neighbors and community and business leaders From some of our local businesses, to families in your own neighborhood. March of Dimes volunteers know that March for Babies is a great way to support a great cause and have fun. too. To learn more. please visit, and see what others have to say about this great event, or call 304-263-2003. Sign up your Family Team now. Re- member, one day all babies will be born healthy, but we have to walk to get there. We're looking forward to TheiState ] 227 Bills were passed cont'd ... the more broad view of proposed bills. In the House, with 100 members, there tends to be more in-depth review of bills, with many opmmns shared from both sides of the aisle. Also. each Senate member on onehalf of all commtttees: in the House, each mem- ber is on about one-fourth of the com- mittees. As most bills are referenced to two committees in both houses, a Senate committee may move a bill through a second committee rapidly, as most members may already have a working knowledge of the legisla- tion. In the House. this is rarely the case. Most members, as a general rule, get only one shot at looking at a bill. They take care to give it their best review. Both these are unique to the respec- tive houses. There is no right or wrong way. It is simply a product of the inner workings of each legislative body. As long as there are more than two mem- bers in the Legislature. there will be disagreements as to the proper course of action. Likewise, if the Governor and Legislature always agree, thepro- tess is not working as the constitution envisioned. Finally, I want to thank Governor Manchin, Commerce Secretary Kelley Goes, and Mr. Bobby Lewis of the WV Development Office_ for their assistance in funding remaining por- tion of the Little Birch waterline ex- tension. Our legislative delegation. county commissioners, local citizens group and Region VII all worked closely on this project. Funding for it will now provide a better opportunity for other important projects to move forward. Now that the session is completed. please address your mail to my home office at PO Box 254. Gassaway, WV 26624. My phone number is 364- 8411 and fax 364-8711. If you need immediate assistance. call my Assistant to the Majority Leader. Mr. Tom Bennett at 340-3262 or fax to 340-3213. If you have an interest in any particular bill or a list of all bills that passed both the House and Senate. please let me know. For those with Internet access, my e-mail address is You also may obtain additional leg- islative information, including the copies of bills, conference reports, daily summaries, interim highlights, and other information from the Legislature's web site at hnp:// www'legis'smte'wv'us/ If you write or leave a message, please remember to include your phone number with your inquiry and any details you can provide. Additional information, in- cluding agency links and state gov- ernment phone directory may be found at Remember to thank a veteran for their service to our nation and con- tinue to remember our troops at home and abroad and keep them and their families in your thoughts and prayers. Until next week. take c are ! seeing you there! Ann Baronner Family Team Specialist March of Dimes Foundation Martinsburg 2008-2010 Vehicles '04 Ford F-150 4x4 ext. cab. Heritage, ONLY 34,000 miles, silver ................ S I~,BBO '07 Mazda 5 LIKE NE~ quad captain cnalrs, gray ................. $1~8~ '05 Jeep Liberty 4x4 REALLY SHARP. V-6 white ............. 12,3B0 '07 Ford Ranger 4x4 LIKE NEW. short bed, 0nly 25 300 miles ............ ~12,6B0 was that'Glenville, as a small town. didn't need a streetsweeping vehicle -- the citizen volanteers could do it. the Design Team thought. Well. there are a lot of streets in the city, and it would be impossible to get enough volunteer help every spring and sum- mer to keep the streets clean. Secondly, the WVU people thought that the Calhoun-Gilmer Career Center's students could help our local volunteers in replacing the downtown's deteriorating sidewalks, at little expense compared with wait- ing for a grant. Because most of our volunteers are perhaps nearing or in the "senior status." it would not be feasible for them to be working around concrete making, pouring, and rak- ing. (I know that my back couldn't stand it.) Nevertheless. in the main. most of the Design Team's recommendations are good ones. with a lot of fresh ideas being advanced to beautify Glenville and Gilmer County, thereby making it more attractive, not only to visitors. but als0 to economic developers. As the local liaison for the Re- cruitable Communities' Grant Sheree ,Henderson said in conclusion, "We'll keep this movement going. A lot of these suggestions can be accomplished by us." And. that is so true. for last Fri., Apr. 17, three volunteers were out painting storefronts in downtown Glenville. at no expense to the own- ers. Keep up the good effort, you hardy community volunteers, Dr. Peter Barr, and GSC students! And, for you Glenville State alumni, try to envision these progressive changes in the downtown, for, if all goes according to schedule, you'll be seeing them "for real" during next year's Alumni Day. Historical Society At noon on this Thurs.. Apr. 23, the Gilmer County Historical Society will meet for a luncheon meeting. Any early bird GSC alumni coming to town are welcome to attend this infor- mative meeting. The food is good, too! Call GSC alumna. Marion Reed. the Historical Society's president, at 304-462-4002 for details. The end Have a great Alumni weekend. GSC; and to you other kind folks out in Gilmer County land. we editors wish you the best! By Edwin Daschbach SVD Kingdom Come The Kingdom of God is always an already and a not vet. This is be- cause ft is measured by the extent to which God's will. or reign, is real- ized. Human history, as reflected in the pages of the Bible. attests to this. especially how it reflects the growth of that reign. The growth is mea- sured not just by actions in accord with God's will but also by growth in human knowledge about God. Religious belief in one God. in what is morally upright, in human im- mortality all show stages of devel= opmental growth through the B ible. We sometimes imagine that the Bible's progeny of Abraham were convinced monotheists. But that doesn't seem to be the case. In Gen- esis 14 we read of even Abraham's ~resence at Canaanite deity wor- ship, indicating that he and surely patriarchal family were hardly strict monotheists. The Old Testa- ment continues to present other gods as in existence, but as McKenzie points out in his Dictionary of the Bible (p. 585). the allusion seems mostly to refer to images of those deities, rather than an acceptance of actual beings behind the images. Other biblical references indicate a popular polytheism belief and prac- tice of Israelites. continually being challenged by the prophetic tradi- tion. Strict monotheism eventually be- comes entrenched in the Israelite character, as reflected in Isaiah 40- 55. And as a result of that monothe- tsm pounding by God's spokesmen, we can imagine how difficul| it would be - by the time of Jesus - for his hearers to be open to a revelation of God as Trinitarian. Moral uprightness shows similar biblical growth in understanding and practice. On the issue of forgive- ness alone, note how in Genesis 4: 23-24 Cain's son Lamech states: "I have killed a man.tb r wounding me. a boy for bruising me. lf Cain is avenged sevenfold, then Lamech seventy-sevenfold." Note now the temperance in that attitude expressed in Exodus 21: 23-24: "But if inju~, ensues, you shall give life for life, eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot. burn for burn, wound for wound, stripe for stripe." Revenge is now limited to like injury. But then note Matthew 5: 38-39. where Jesus teaches: "You have heard that it was said. 'An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.' But I say to you. offer no resistance to one who is evil." Or even better. Mat- thew 18:21-23 where Peter asks Jesus how often he should forgive, "As many as seven times ?"B ut Jesus answers him: "I say to you, not seven times but seventy-seven times.'" That's a complete reversal of Lamech's Genesis statement. Father Ed can be contacted through his e-mail svdglenville Making a decision to have a child--it's momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body. --Elizabeth Stone High Speed Internet for ALL of rural Americ • Available Nationwide • Surf at least lOx faster than dial-up • Equipment only 549.0011! aftermail-inrebate / s~ 1 Hurry Promotion ends soon! SkvWav / 1 866 697 5992 • For first three months. $10 additional/mo for remainder of 12 month agreement will cover your upto www.jackga e'07 Dodge Caliber '04 Ford Freestar exc, c0nd., auad auto, air, white, like new. SHARP .....SI1[~,~0 cat~tain chairs, rear air/heat, blue ......... 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