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Page 2A -- The Gienville Democrat -- Thursday, May 3, 2012 THE SMILES SAY IT ALL -- U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (Dem.-WV) was the honoree at a special public reception at the SR 33/119 home of Mr. and Mrs. I.L. Morris on Fri., Apr. 20. Here, Senator Manchin warmly reunites with Helen James, the Iongtime Democratic Woman's Club head who was the first Gilmer Countian to support his candidacy for governor back in 1996. They spoke of that meeting fondly, for when visiting The Democrat/Path#'nderoffice, Mrs. James fainted. To the rescue, the now Senator helped to take her home and put her in a comfortable place until she regained her composure. "Those were the days," Mrs. James fondly recalled. Now, the Senator is running for re-election. (Staff photos by Dave Corcoran) A MEETING OF FIRST LADIES  According to Sand Fork's Billy Burke, a former State Delegate and governmental agriculture official, this group represents, "A meeting of the First Ladies." After all, from left to right are West Virginia's former First Lady Gayle (Mrs. Joe) Manchin, current Glenville State College First Lady Betsy Barr, current Glenville State College Board of Governors' President and "First Lady" Sue (Mrs. I.L.) Morris, and former First Lady of the State's House of Delegates' as President Pro Tem Marge (Mrs. Billy) Burke. They were all enjoying the beautiful late afternoon and early evening weather and cheerful conversations on the I.L. and Sue Morris' home's swimming pool patio. , A GOOD CREW ON THE MORRIS' PATIO  Talking a little "politics" mostly and keeping in the center of the action are from left to right Democratic Sheriff's candidate Berk Reed, GSC Football Coach Dave Hutchison, former State Sen. Mike Ross (behind), State Delegate candidate Dan Sizemore and GSC Men's Basketball Coach Steve Dye. At the serving table behind to the left is Aramark's Eva Stout. OLD FRIENDS MEET -- REBECCA D'ANNUNZIO (L-R), OF CLARKSBURG, CAME DOWN TO THE RECEPTION TO SEE HER OLD FRIEND GAYLE (MRS. JOE) MANCHIN. IT WAS FUN! ..:: .- :: .!/:.. . , Register to vote if you have not yet done so! If you are registered, go to the polls on May 8th and in Nov. Remember, if you don't vote, you don't get to complain about what your neighbor chose! HOPING TO CONTINUE HIS SERVICE TO THE 12TH SENATORIAL DISTRICT -- State Senator Doug Facemire (Dem.-Gilmer-Braxton-Lewis-Harrison) (right) attended the U.S. Senator Joe Manchin's Reception at the I.L. and Sue Morris home. Here, Senator Facemire, the incumbent, chats with old friend Mike Audia, whose son owns Mike Audia's Restaurant in Nutter Fort. Since Senator Facemire is an owner of Facemire Foodland Supermarkets, the pair nodoubt were talking about food, as well as politics. Senator Facemire has been a strong backer of Gilmer County issues, including GSC. A HAPPY CREW AT THE MORRIS PATIO -- Enjoy=ng a conversation with a few jokes injected are from left to right Glenville State College President Peter Barr, current 33rd District State Delegate David Walker (running for re-election to a third term), Glenville State's Vice-President for College Advancement and Foundation Executive Director Denny Pounds, Gilmer County Democratic Woman's Club Official Helen James, former State Delegate and Sand Fork farmer Billy Burke and award-winning Richwood High School .Band Director Greg James (Helen's son). The social event to let local people meet U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (not pictured) drew several hundred people, also drawing many candidates from near and far away to Glenville. Be a Good Citizen and Role Model for Young Gilmer Countians & other West Virginians By Voting on Tues., May 8 and Participating in Community Clean-ups .... iiltr;;; I] 'iiiT,I ; ........ ::ii ...... ....... 1 ;II: il i