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Page 10A -- The Gienville Democrat -- Thursday, April 23, 2009 Spring is the Perfect Time to Head The mercury is climbing, the buds arc bursting and the trails are ready: it's almost spring, so get your gear ready and head to the Hatfield-McCoy Trails. "While the Trails are a fun ride any time of year, spring is one of the best," Executive Director Jeffrey Lusk says. "It' s not too hot, and you get to see the re-emergence of the green and beauty of the trails. Besides, with the spring rains we get, there,s plenty of mud to splash around in!" Lusk said. "For most people, April showers may mean May flowers, but for the offroad en- thusiast, it just makes it that much more fun." The Pinnacle Creek and Little Coal River systems are especially high on the list of places to ride this spring, he said. "Pinnacle Creek is awash in Rhododendrons; and when they're blooming, it is one of the most beau- tiful places in the entire state," he said. "Much of the Little Coal system borders a wildlife preserve, so it's not to Hatfield McCoy ByJosephJ. Ma~ella understand a lot about life." " George MacDonald wrote that "If That loving thought made a home unusual to spot a variety of wildlife - instead of a gem or even a flower, we in my heart that day. Before it, I never deer, grouse, even a few bears - on a .should castthe gift of a loving thought cared much about understanding life, ride," Lusk said. Into the heart of a friend, that would but just as a seed grows into a flower Also, Lusk noted, Hatfield-McCoy be giving as the angels ~ive." I can ;those kind words by that caring angel has recently opened all Blue Trails remember one of the first loving awakened a desire in me to under- (more difficult) to utility-type ve- thoughts that was cast into my own stand as much as Fcould about life and hicles, makingabout80percentofthe heart and the angel who placed it living. It helped me start a journey system accessible to-the wider, side-, there. I was a young boy and my that is still going on today. That gem by-side machines. Permits are avail- parents, brothers, and I were spend- of an idea that I could really under- " in~ the afternoon at the home of a stand what life was all about and that .able online or at vendors throughout family friend. This friend was the I could live my life as it was meant to southern West Virginia. TheHatfield-McCoy Trails wascre- hymn leader at our church, as well as be lived shone in my soul and kept me the music teacher at my grade school, searching, learning, and growing. ated by the West Virginia Legislature I remember I used "to sit and listen to That loving thought led me through to generate economic development through tourism in nine southern West her play songs on her guitar for hours pain, sorrow, and back home to God at a time. On this day, my dad was again. It led me to writing sharing, Virginia counties. The system com- prises more than 500 miles of off- outside once again working his me- and who I am today. It led me to the chanic magic or her ailing, old car. knowledge that God is love, that life road trails in six systems scattered My morn was setting up a picnic for is joy, and that we are all here to love- over southern West Virginia, each of and help each other. I hope you cast everyone and my brothers were in the which is open 365 days a year to yardplaying. Iwasinsidetalkingwith the gift ofa few loving thoughts your- ATVs, dirt bikes, select utility ve- our friend and listening to her sweet self today then. Why let the angels hicles (UTVs), mountain bikes, horses, and hikers. Many of the trail music. I don t rememberexactly what have all the fun?. we were talking about, but I do re- systems also offer community-con- member at one point her saying, "Joe, necting trails that allow visitors to access "ATV-friendly towns."for someone so young, you already Joe Mazzella is a GSC alumnus and Nicholas Co. Freelancer. New York and Vermont lead the UnitedStates in maple syrup produces more maple syrup than all 50 states put together. production, but the Canadian province of Quebec West Virginia Beef Expo Titan Farm of Sand Fork and Jodi 10, will be the Stockman's Jladging Loudin of Linn will be participating Contest a competition which tests in the 2009 West Virginia Beef Expo overall knowledge about the beef in- April 9-11,2009 at Jackson's Mill 4- dustry, the Beef Ambassador Con- H Conference Center, Weston. test, youth Beef Cook-Off and the This years Expo promises to be an Grassland Evaluation Contest. Photo excellent event for producers, suppli- contest, association, meetings and ers, consumers, juniors and others, cattle shows will also be happening. involved in the beef industry. Forty The Friday Night Banquet will fea- plus firms will have their products on ture Bil Lepp, nationally renowned display Friday and Saturday and be story teller of Charleston. willing to discuss their applications The West Virginia Beef Expo os a on West Virginia Beef Farms. Over marketing and educational event op- 200 head of Angus, Charolais, crating for the purpose of promoting Gelbvieh, Limousin, Polled Hereford, quality breeding cattle for the ad- Red Angus and Simmental cattle will vancement of the industry. The Expo be on display and offered for sale on is a showcase of cooperative efforts Saturday, April 11, beginning at 9:30 of the West Virginia breed organiza- a.m. with the Polled Heretbrd, 10:30 tions, West Virginia Cattlemen's As- theSimmental, l l:15,theAngus,.l:00, sociation, West Virginia Cattle the Charolais, 2:00, the Gelbveih, Women, West Virginia Department 2:30, the Limousin and 3:30, the Red of Agriculture, WVU College of Ag- Angus. riculture and Forestry and the WVU MissJoannaFriend of Tyler witlbe Cooperative Extension Service. crowned the new WV Beef Queen The public is invited to attend any Thursday evening, April 9. Miss or allofthe events with no admission Friend will reign over the 19th WV fee. For more information contact the Beef Expo and during the year she West Virginia Cattlemen's office at will represent West Virginia and the 304-472-4020 or your local exten- Beef Industry Council by promoting sion office. Banquet reservations beef at various events, should be made by April 3, by calling Events scheduled for Friday, April 304-472-4020. I [ The schoolhouse bell sounds bitter in youth and sweet in old age. --Irish Proverb GIL-CO PHARMACY 356 WV HWY 5 East Glenville, WV Phone: 462-8300 Hours: Mon. - Fri.: 8:30 am - 7:00 pm Sat.: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm After hours emergency, call: Doug: 462-5554 Scott: 462-7355 Our family looks fO aa:rd s :rving your family. Scott Wanstreet, R.Ph. ust go... ,, Lori Plummer, R.Ph. The Son of Man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men, be crucified, and on the third day be raised again." lllllll/ (Luke 24.'7) l ,.Mr. lOgsL4ah t a ,j:,t[st church Sunday, April 26- Friday, May 1 7:00 p.m. ooc coblXus Guest Speaker [ [ Mt - umpt wn, WV- aam Vnder ooa, Pastor Did you know that the Minnie Hamilton Health System Glenville Office hosts a full-time pediatric clinic? Dr. "Terry" Linnon and her staff invite you to make an appointment for your child today. The pediatric clinic at our Glenville office is open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 9:30-4:30. Wednesdays, the clinic is open 10:30-5:30. Family and General Medical Services Pediatric Clinic Physical Therapy PONTIAC (304) 276 East Main Street, I REGULAR HOURS: II 1 Mon.-Fri.8:3Oa.m.-6p.m. II ....... a; ..... www Sat. 9 a.m.- 3 p.m. Closed Sunday I Radiology Laboratory School Based Health Center Glenville State College Medical Services Minnie Hamilton 809 Mineral Road Glenviile WV 462-7322 H alth Sgstem 186 Hospital Drive Grantsville WV 354-9244 Nig \'/N'/N't" < i