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Are West Virginia and Gilmer County 'good places' to five ? cont'd.... All of the other "high quality of life" New England states are that way, too. These northeastern states are always touted as the best places to live. And, with a May through October commer- cial season, when we tourists can be gouged for all that we're worth, yes, the New Englanders can just afford to hole up for the snow storms for the rest of the year. I regret I couldn't print out the full report that placed WV last, because it enumerated all of the usual reasons: the high rate of poverty, lack of busi- ness activity, poor schools, insuffi- cient infrastructure, etc. Actually,. all of these statistics may be, to a degree, valid. On the Other hand, of the five other states in which I've lived, to me West Virginia is the tops. You can't beat the people here; there's ample sports op- portunities in whitewater rafting, hik- ing, rock-climbing and skiing; first class state parks abound; you can see nature at its finest, in the environment of your choice; good solid college or university educations can be had, eco- nomically; taxes are low; and you can vacation at the world famous Green- brier resort, if you can afford it. No, if West Virginia is the worst state to live in, I'd die of all "the high octane benefits" of the freezing weather and slippery snow and ice storms of a New Hampshire winter, if I were to live there. So, for all of you former Gilmer Countians living elsewhere, when reading these various rating agency findings, "Believe nothing you hear and only hzilf of what you see!" Over the years, Gilmer County has changed, but changed for the better. A little "This 'n' that" Talking about GS C's Alumni Day, I hear it was another good one this year. Yvonne King, Liz Conrad and several others commented that ft was one of the best yet. I also heard from Gary and Ira Rogers, of Georgetown, DE, sending me Easter season greetings. Gary is a 1960s GSC graduate and very proud of it, as he should be. Also, Grace Moss Rinehart, of Charleston, now in her 90s, mailed me a kind note and greeting card, too. Even though this elegant lady has lived in Kanawha County most of her life, she's never forgotten her firm roots and values that she learned while growing up in Gilmer County. She always financially supports the Jobs Temple Restoration projects, as well as other good local causes. The Senior Center Oh, in mentioning the nice senior citizen above, the main comment made With Spring weather finally coming on, t us help you tackle your grass chores! Poulan Pro Shindaiwa00 Western A uto 315 W. Main St. Store Hours: 8-5 Mon.-Fri. 8-3 Glenville 462-5631 r by outsiders when visiting our Gilmer County Senior Center is that it is the "best one in the state." In fact, they have regular festivities for each holi- day which are real pleasures to watch and appreciate. The next one is the Mother's Day Dinner on Tues., May 8th. I'd get there by 10 a.m., so that you won't miss any of the colorful program. All seniors and their guests are welcome and the cost is inexpensive. Call 304- 462-5761 for details! The Marks Benefit A Rec Center event, sponsored by Darrel Ramsey, Gerry Moore and many others -- had a lull house last Sun., Apr. 29 for a delicious baked steak dinner to benefit Barbara Marks, wife of the late Jesse Marks, who had quite an expensive battle with heart disease. Kudos to our political candidates, who did the serving! We --- Dr. Carl and Jerene Armour and I -- were ably served by a courteous and eager public servant, Mrs. Misty Pritt, BOE President. We [hank her and the many others for the "heart" they showed by helping out in this mega- fund-raiser. The end Once again, it's time to walk home and rest, kind folks, so I hope that you will all be happy this week and do be extra loving and caring for your pets. They need your attention too! LOST DOG... wants to find master. He was lost at Glenville Inn (SR5).Claim him at 462-4643. Yes, , his story was in last week's paper. ::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: Every goal, every action, every thought, every feeling one experiences, whether it be consciously ,: or unconsciously known, is an attempt to increase one's level of peace of mind. -Sydney Madwed Thursday, May 3, 2012 -- The Glenville Democrat/Pathfinder -- Page 5A ..... Baptism Saves Us ..... There's no way around it, the Bible clearly states that we are saved by baptism Following are five translations of the same verses They all give the same message just in different words 1 Peter 3:20-21 King James Version (KIV) "Which sometime were disobedient, when once the longsuffering of God waited in the days of Noah, while the ark was a preparing, wherein few, that is, eight souls were saved by water The like figure whereunto even baptism doth also now save us (not the putting away of the filth of the flesh, but the answer of a good conscience toward God,) by the resurrection of Jesus Christ" 1 Peter 3:20-21 American Standard Version (ASV) "That aforetime were disobedient, When the longsuffefing of C_ waited in thedays of Noah, while the ark was a preparing, wherein few, that is, eight souls, were saved through water: which also after a true likeness doth now save you, even baptism, not the putting away Of the filth of the flesh, but the interrogation of a good conscience toward God, through the resurrection of Jesus Christ" 1 Peter 3:20-21 English Standard Version (ESV) "Because they tbrmerly did not obey, when God's patience waited in the days of Noah, while the ark was being prepared, in which a few, that is, eight persons, were brought safely through water. Baptism, which corresponds to this, now saves you, not a s a removal of dirt from the body but as an appeal to God for a good conscience, through the resurrection of Jesus Christ." 1 Peter 3:20-21 GOD'S WORD Translation (GW) "They are like those who disobeyed long ago in the days of Noah when God waited patiently while Noah built the ship. In this ship a few peopleT-eight in all--were saved by water. Baptism, which is like that water, now saves you. Baptism doesn't save by removing dirt from the body. Rather, baptism is a request to God for a clear conscience. It saves you through Jesus Christ, who came back from death to life." 1 Peter 3:20-21 New American Standard Bible (NASB) "Who once were disobedient, when the patience of God kept waiting in the days of Noah, during the construction of the ark, in which a few, that is, eight persons, were brought safely through the water. Corresponding to that, baptism now saves you--not the removal of dirt from the flesh, but an appeal to GOd for a good conscience--through the resurrection of Jesus Christ." The way is clear; the decision is one of life or death. Each of us must decide; do I believe and follow God, or do I believe and follow man? Your answer to this question determines your eternal state. Shock Church of Christ, 2259 Tanner Fork Road, Shock, WV 26638 Vernon Kerns, Phone: 304-364-5460 ".::!::::::::5::::;:;:::!;!!:!:!:.i::i;:;:::::;:.;:i:.::i;:i.:::::::;::::::: 6ilmer County Farmers" Market 5th Season Opens Sat., May 12th 2012 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Come Join Us and Suppor00 our Local Growers The Farmers" Market will continue i  Every Saturday thr October I eroualy 5ponsorea by I I 6ilmer County Economic Development Association | GCEDA **: An optimist is a guy that has never had much experience. -Don Marquis To the Voters of Gilmer County, I am Kris Phares Snyder, a veteran teacher with 14 years of experience. Recently, I was chosen as 2012 Teacher of the Year by my colleagues at Calhoun-Gilmer Career Center. In January, due to a reduction-in-force (RIF), my last day in the classroom with Gilmer County students is May 25 th. This breaks my heart. However, I am pursing an opportunity to still serve the students of Gilmer County. I ask for your support and your vote on May 8 th for the Gilmer County Board of Education. Issues I intend to address as your board member are to: o As a Schools. This is our home and the quality of our schools is our future. 8 th for the Gilmer County Board of Education. comply with all state mandates to restore local control secure funding for a new facility for elementary students adhere to laws and WV Code, especially hiring practices, evaluation processes, and use of finances improve public relations and communications, such as a user-friendly BOE website support our Gilmer County teachers in their endeavors to educate our children promote our excess levy and our Gilmer County 4-H Program meet the educational needs of Gilmer County students parent of three young daughters, I have a vested interest in the continued success of Gilmer County Again, I ask for your vote on May Thank you for your support.