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Receive Prestigious Arch Coal Teacher Achievement Awards 1 "They arc our stars of the teachi hg profession.' sakl Arch Coal Chair- inan and CEO. Steven F. Leer. Twelve outstanding West Virginia classroom teachers, with almost 350 years of colnbined teaching experi- ence. received prestigious Arch coal Teacher Achievement Awards dur- ing a ceremony at the Clay Center. Joining Arch Coal Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Steven F. Leer in honoring the 12 were Gover- nor Joe Manchin', First Lady Gayle Manchin and West Virginia Educa- tion Association (WVEA) President Dale Lee. The 12 award recipients are: Diana Benedum, Creed Collins Elementary School, Pennsboro: Drema G. Gias, Chapmanville Middle School. Chapmanville: Gayla J. Hickle. Park- ersburg High School. Parkersburg; Rick Kinder. Gilmer County High School. Glenville: Cathy Linger, Tennerton Elementary School, B uck- hannon; Carol Mathis, Hayes Middle School, St. Albans; Eric Minigh, Blennerhassett Middle School, Park- ersburg; Patty Florence Sayre, Park- ersburg High School, Parkersburg; Gretchen E. Shaffer, Morgantown High School. Morgantown; Ray Coal counts on classroom teachers to foster a love of learning in their stu- dents and to maximize their abilities. We believe the teachers honored here today are truly exceptional. We cel- ebrate these 'stars' of the teaching profession in West Virginia." "I commend Arch Coal for its out- standing commitment to support edu- cation throughout our state and re- gion," Gov. Manchin said "Teachers are truly the foundation of our future, fostering the growth and development of West Virginia's brightest minds. Arch Coal IS a great partner to our state, and this annual teacher recogni- tion program is a testament of Arch Coal's unwavering commitment to education and to our state's future. In addition. I congratulate the teachers who are recognized, for they are top- notch educators who are making a positive difference in their profes- sion "In education, being recognized by your peers as a 'highly qualified' teacher who engages students, inspires learning, arid facilitates-student cen- tered classrooms engaged in 21 st cen- tury learning is a pinnacle of suc- cess," said First Lady Manchin. "How- ever, to be recognized by the business tion of West Virginia's teachers to the academic success of their students. It IS even rarer to find one that is willing to create and finance a program to honor those teachers. WVEA wants to thank Arch Coal and all the out- standing teachers throughout the state of West Virginia for their commit- ment to public education." "The judges for these awards are prior recipients of the Arch Coal Teacher Achievement Award." said John R. Snider, Arch Coal vice presi- dent, eastern external affairs. "I spoke with the judges, and they were im- pressed with this year's applicants and their extremely high scores. Every year, the quality of the applications increases, which I believe indicates the quality of West Virginia's teach- ers IS growing, too." "Arch Coal is especially pleased that WVEA has continued to partner in promoting this program." said Snider. "The grant from WVFIE shows that industry and the teaching profession share an interest in recog- nizing the substantial contributions made by classroom teachers.' Arch Coal is supported by the West Virginia Department of Education, WVEA and the West Virginia Li- Thursday, April 23, 2111)9 -- The (;lenville l)emocrat Page 7B ........ . ............................................................. ..:=, ............................................................................ .................................. . ............ .,:.,:::::=,,:::,: .......... . ........... Singleton, Horace Mann Middle School. Charleston; Janet B. Sisler, Moorefield Middle School, Moorefield; and Rhonda Tenant, New Haven Elementary School, New Ha- ven 'Teaching, like coal mining, has changed significantly over the years," said Leer. "For example, technology is now more commonplace in both the mine and the classroom. So, too, are the educational levels of miners and teachers. Today's workforce, whethei" it be in a mine, classroom or factory, must be highly educated, competent and able to produce products that can compete at a global level." "What will not change is the impor- tance Arch Coal places on the profes- sionalism, innovation and passion classroom teachers bring to their stu- dents every day," said Leer. "Arch community, especially a corporation with the magnitude and economic dominance of Arch Coal, takes that recognition to an entirely different level. Then, we are truly saying that the business community, especially a corporation with the magnitude and economic dominance of Arch Coal, takes that recognition to an entirely different level. Then, we are truly saying that the business world recog- nizes and celebrates the importance of the role of excellent teachers in the lives of our children and the future of our state, and is a magnificent ac- knowledgment!" "WVEA is pleased to once again partner with Arch Coal for the Teacher Achievement Awards," stated Lee. "It is refreshing to find a corporation such as Arch Coal that understands the value of teaching and the dedica- brary Commission in program pro- motion. ArchCoal s'l'reacherAchieve- TRINITY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH In Glenville, the Trinity United Methodist Church carried on a ment Awards is the longest running, long tradition on Easter Sunday morning by placing a beautiful flowered cross in front of the church. The [ privately sponsored teacher recogni- congregation supplied the flowers. For years, the late Mossie Taggart, a long-time Glenville resident, P tion program in the state. More than encouraged and was an inspiration for this annual holiday practice. (Staff photo) 400 teacher nominations were mgSde by the public this school year. ~;i~ 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, WV Waste Management Endeavors to Change Rates and Charges In order to meet the rising costs of providing quality solid waste collec- tion and transportation services to its customers, on April 8, 2009. WaSte Management of West virginia, Inc., filed an application with the West Virginia Public Service Commission forauth0rity tO change its rates and tive rates based on the number and size of carts selected by the customer. Waste management collection ve- hicles will be equipped with hydrau- lic tippers to lift the 96-gallon carts that will be supplied, delivered and maintained by Waste Management. Customer supplied carts will not' be reduced scattenng of trash by varmints. For its commercial customers, Waste Management has applied for a 12.84 % increase for all negotiable rates. A complete copy of the proposed rates is available to all customers and p rosl~ctive Customers at the offic~ of Waste Management of West Virginia, Inc., Route 2 Box 68A Dawson Drive, Bridgeport, and at the Office of Ex- ecutive Secretary of the Public Ser- vice Commission at 201 Brooks Street. Charleston. These proposed rates will not be- come effective until authorized and approved by the Commission. If a hearing is scheduled, notice will be given of the time and place of the hearing. Anyone desiring to partici- pate in the proceedings must formally file a written protest or notme of inter- vention with the Commission prior to May 28, 2009. Waste Management appreciates the opportunity to provide quality solid waste collection services to its cus- tomers and looks forward to being able to continue providing its custom- ers with these same quality services in the future. c~arges for residential and commer- serviced due to not being compatible cial customers in Barbour, Braxt6n, with the Waste Management liftir~g Doddridge, Gilmer, Harrison, Marign, Preston, Randolph, Taylor, Tucker and Webster Counties, West Virgima The company has experienced higher costs for: (t) operating expenses, in- cluding fuel, oil, etc; (2) compensa- tion to its drivers, managerial and administrative employees; (3) com- pensation to salaried employees based on merit; (4) employee health insur- ance; (5) liability insurance; (6) work- ers compensation insurance; (7) other employee benefits; (8) new equip- ment; and (9) other inflation-rela~ed increases, among others. Waste Man- mechanisms and liability issues. Un- der the monthly rate plan the cost of one 96-gallon cart weekly pick-up would be $17; two 96-gallon carts weekly pick-up would be $22. Spe- cial provisions include any additional cart pick up over two per week would be an additional $I0 per cart per month. A low volume usage rate of one 30-gallon bag (customer supplied) weekly pick-up would be $12. For all service levels, customers can dispose of extra bags (customer supplied 30- gallon bags) by attaching a Waste Management supplied tag to each additional bag. A per bag charge of $2.50 per tag for each additional bag. will be applied. The proposed cart service would provide many addi- tional benefits to residential custom- ers. including increased safety and ease in placing trash at the curb and agement is seeking approximately l 1.49% of additional revenue to cover those increased costs. Waste Man- agement has not received an increase in its rates per the current tariff since January 2003. For residential customers, the new prices are established by usage sensi- John Brown's Raid on Harpers Ferry This October marks the 150th anhi- versary of militant abolitionist John Brown's 1859 raid on the federal ar- mory at Harpers Ferry. To commemo- rate this anniversary, the West Vir- ginia Humanities Council Little Lec- ture Series features Shepherd Univer- sity professor Hannah Geffert at 2:00 p.m. on April 26. Her talk is entitled, 'John Brown and His Secret Alli- ance." Brown's raid failed to generate the intended slave uprising and he was hanged only a few weeks later. Today the name John .Brown still elicits an emotional response. His conclusion as to what needed to be done was in concert with the most radical aboli- tionists. These were the people upon whom he relied for assistance with the raid on Harpers Ferry, according to Geffert. Geffert, is a political smence pro- fessor at Shepherd University where she has taught American History, African-American History and Eth- nography, Politics and Government, Civic Values and World Civilization. She holds a B.A. in history and an M. A. in American history from Temple University. The program will be the first to take place outdoors under the new pergola which was added to the MacFarland- Hubbard House in the autumn of 2008. In the event of inclement weather the program will be held indoors. Admission is $10 and includes a reception with the speaker following the program at the MacFarland- Hubbard House located at, 1310 Kanawha Blvd., East in Charleston. Seating is first-come, first-served. Those interested in attending are en- couraged to call the West Virginia Humanities Council at 304-346-8500. Ondura- -. :,RooOn,, , ,r t small 'ike patios, gazebos and pavilions Will Save You $$St, be ,n, ta, p Easy to install--Sheets are light- weight with no sharp edges ~ltr • ~ 50% recycled content Won't rust or corrode like metal Lifelime Limited Warranty Corrugated Aaphalt Roofing $1999* *p~- 4b'- x )n)'$/~*’ GSC Em oyee Builds Houses for Fun Diana Milam is the manager of the Glenville State College Book Store. That has bern her job since May of 2001. Her hobby is building houses. Brick by brick, board by board, room by room, from exterior to interior, from the ground up, Diana builds houses (dollhouses.) Milam has spent countless hours constructing, deco- rating, furnishing, and selling these exquisite houses. It all started some 25 years ago when Milam was on vacation in Myrtle Beach, SC. While shopping at the Waccamaw Mall. she saw a dollhouse kit and bought it. She took it home and started putting it together but was somewhat overwhelmed by the scope of the project and never completed it. Instead, she ended up selling the un- finished dollhouse at a yard sale. Sev- eral years later, she Came across some stunning dollhouse kits on the inter- net. They were so beautiful that she ordered one. Her first dollhouse was the Beacon Hill. It took her over a year to complete. "When I received it and looked at what seemed to be a million pieces. I immediately wanted to resell it. I advertised it online on a dollhouse forum and received a reply from a woman who just completed building a Beacon Hill. and she en- couraged me to give it a try. I have been hooked ever since. I am so proud of my first build. She is a grand painted lady. I still keep in touch with the person who encouraged me to give it a try," said Milam. Dollhousing has become her pas- sion. Milam has become so obsessed with building dollhouses that she has an entire room in her Camden Flats home dedicated to her hobby. She has a closet full of accessories, supplies, and dollhouse kits waiting to be built. To date, she has completed eight dollhouses. Four of them have been sold on the internet. Her second build. "Willowcrest." was sold as a Mother's Day gift and now lives in Montana. Others brought great joy as Christmas gifts. Any money that Milam receives from selling her dollhouses is rein- vested into kits, furnishings and sup- plies for her hobby. rior of her houses that she purchased from England. She has over $700 invested in her most recent build. Milam says there are dollhouse min- iaturists who spend a lot and others who don't. "There are some very tal- ented folks out there who make their own furnishings and can build dollhouses inexpensively, and there are others who collect the higher end furnishings." Milam is a member of Greenleaf Dollhouse Forum, an online society of dollhouse miniaturists. "This is a community ofdollhouse builders and enthusiasts who share everything about our hobby. I have made some very dear dollhouse friends through eBay and,other dollhouse miniature sites," she said. Although Milam has other inter- ests, such as reading and gardening, she spends most weekends engrossed in her current "build." "I am truly Dollhousing can be an expensive happy when I am building. To me, it hobby?Kits can cost anywhere from . is much more'than just putting a"kit $30 toas much as $1 ;O00.~A+I the trim-" together. I am creating artwork, and and furnishings are extra. Miniature the kit is the canvas." she said. furnishings can be very costly. Milam To learn more about the hobby of paid $80 for a miniature stove for the dollhousing, contact Milam at kitchen in one of her houses. 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