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...................................................... =.l_L.._..., _...Jdl ...... :..-,LI ............................... L.MIi. .J?a.,dl.l.llIll.IJ:l.tlJt MIIIBIIILIJJIII/IIIJlBII - " Page 6A The Glenville Democrat/Pathfinder-- Thursday, May 3, 2012 Obituaries RHEITA JOYCE MINNEY Rheita Jovce Minney, 67. of Gas- saway died April 29, 2012 with her family by her side. She was born November 1. 1944 in Glenville a daughter of the late Teddy Earl and Alma Pearl Sprouse Greenlief. She is survived by her beloved hus- band of 47 years, Daniel Minney of Gassaway; her son and daughter-in- law, Donald and Pat Minney of Com- fort. WV: seven grandchildren and seventeen great grandchildren, whom she cherished. She is lovingly remem- bered by her siblings and their spouses; Mary Sue and Walter Roe. Betty Wright and late Willard "Hep" Wright. Phyllis and Leon Starkey, Pat and Ken Clutter, Larry and Mary Greenlief. and Nancy and Tom Minney. She was preceded in death by her sister. Wanda Boggs; and her broth- ers, Bill. Jack, and Fred Greenlief. Joyce attended Gilmer County High School and Glenville State College. She was a teacher for 28 years in Braxton County Schools. During her teachtng career, she was very sup- portive and active in all Braxton County youth athletics and programs. frequently sponsoring and chaperon- ing student activities: a cheerleader coach, sponsor for Student Council. sponsor of the National Junior Honor Society; and a member of BCEA. WVEA and NEA. In retirement, she and her husband. Dan were members of PALS She was an acuve member of Glenville Baptist Church. She enjoyed playing Bingo with friends: had and extensive Bowling Family, loved games of any sort and was devoted to all types of family gatherings. Her zest for life and her love of family created many memories for both family and friends and she will be sadly missed. Service will be 11:00 a.m. Thurs- day, May 3 at Richard M. Roach Funeral Home. Gassaway with Rev. Allen Donaldson officiating. Burial will be in the Stalnaker Cemetery, Glenville. Friends may call from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Condolences may be extended to the family at www. roachfuneralhome. com Arrangements by Richard M. Roach Funeral Home. Gassaway. BEATRICE WOLFE Beatrice Wolfe. age 98. of Fair- ground Road, Glenville. departed this life at 1:45 p.m. Sunday, April 29. 2012 at the Glenville Care and Reha- bilitation Center following an ex- tended illness. 'Business After 5' to be revived at Millard's B&B David Millard, President of the Gilmer County Economic Develop- ment Association (GC-EDA), has agreed to be the first "Business Af- ter 5 Social Hour" sponsor for the new spring season. The place will be at his new Bed & Breakfast. which he has been working to complete for some time. It is located on SRs 33/119 East three-miles from the Hays City In- tersection. It's on the right and there's plenty of parking. This Business After 5 will begin at 5:30 p.m. on Thurs.. May 24, and will include, as usual, an introduc- tion of the business, government, school, college and agency attend- ees present by Chair David Corc- ran. Then. the social hour will be turned over to David Millard who will ex- plain the genesis of this B & B project, and give the attendees time to look it over. "It's already booked solid for a couple of local festivi- "ties." he stated, adding that it is a large and state of the art facility. GSC Public Relations Chief Annette Barnette is planning one for Java City at 5 p.m. on Thurs.. Aug. 24. "The town will be alive with people and students, so it will be a good time to showcase the great food and drinks at Java City," she relates. To sign on to either June or July, call Dave Corcoran at 304-462- 7309. A local church wants to spon- sor one soon. as well. he noes. GovDelivery The USDA Farm Service Agency offices are moving toward a paperless operatton. Producers are asked to en- roll in the new GovDelivery system Which will provide notices, newslet- ters and electromc reminders instead of a hard copy through the mail. FSA. like many other organizations. xs trying to work smarter and be more efficient. Moving to electronic notifi- cations via email will help conserve resources and save tax payer dollars. County Committee ballots will con- tinue to be mailed to all eligible pro- ducers. Producers can subscribe to receive free e-mail updates by going to http:/ /wwwfsa. For inlormation on FSA programs or other policies and procedures con- tact the Gilmer-Calhoun FSA Office at 304-462-7171 extension 2 or visit the office located in the Glenville Post Office Building, Room 122. Special accommodations will be made. upon request. Born January 14. 1914 daughter of ....... the late Peter and Eula Ash Cochran. Final Applications A retired teacher Mrs. Wolfe began teaching in a one room school in Glenville. she then moved to Balti- more, MD with her husband where she began teaching head start in the Baltimore Inner City School System for over 40 years, until her retirement at age 65. In 1985. she and her husband moved to Clearwater, FL. where they lived until his death in 1994. She then moved to Delray Beach Florida to be close to her daughter and spent 18 years there before returning to Glenville. She was an active member of ADK Teachers Sorority while in Baltimore, and mem- ber of the Seacreast Presbyterian Church, in De!ray Beach. In 1937. she was united in marriage to Franklin Granville Wolfe, who pre- ceded her in death in 1994. Surviving are 1 daughter; Ellen Costanza and husband Michael of Delray B each, 2 granddaughters: Terri Ellen Harris and Toni Lee Strickland both of Atlanta, CA, 1 great-grand- son: Taylor Allen Strickland. 1 brother: Harry Cockran of Akron, OH, 1 sister-in-law: Eloise Wolfe of Glenville. Several nieces and neph- ews also survive. Along with her parents and hus- band. Beatrice was preceded in death by 5 brothers and 2 sisters. Graveside service will be conducted at 1:00 p.m.. Friday, May 4, 2012 at the Stalnaker Cemetery, Glenville with Rev. Kenny Fisher officiating. Burial will follow the service. Ellyson Mortuary Inc. is assisting the family of Beatrice Wolfe with arrangements. for NRCS Organic Initiative Due June 1 USDA Natural Resources Conser- vation Service (NRCS) State Conser- vationist Kevin Wicker reminds po- tentizil applicants to contact their lo- cal NRCS office soon to sign up for the agency's Organic Initiative. Applications for the final ranking period of 20t2 are due at NRCS of- rices by close of business on Fri.. June 1.2012. The NRCS Office Locater is available at "This is a great opportunity for or- ganic producers to add new conserva- tion activines that will improve their land and protect our natural re- sources." said Wickey. Nationwide. NRCS has nearly $50 million in financial and technical as- sistance available to certified organic producers, those who want to make the transitmn to organic production and producers who sell less than $5,000 in organic products annually. Part of the Environmental Quality Incentives Program. the Organic Ini- tiative offers a wide array of conser- vation practices specifically designed for orgamc production. "Practices will help the selected ap- plicants meet many requirements of their USDA Organic System Plans and stay in compliance with USDA's Na- tional Organic Program." Wickey said. The top five Organic Initiative conser- vanon practices are cover crops, nutri- ent and pest management, seasonal high tunnels, crop rotation and fencing. Changes for the 2012 signups in- clude three ranking periods for cur- rent and transitionmg producers; a threshold ranking score that can speed up approval for qualified applicants; required conservation practices that promote the consistent use of those practices; and an expanded list of conservatton activity plans. Learn more about the Organic Ini- tiative at and 2_---',72-_ -_-'--,7_ _-_7 J I_-_ - J._ find out about other NRCS initiatives MONUMENT C Custom Etching 765 US-Hwy 33 East of Weston 304.269.5573 or 1.888.269.5573 ) Gilmer Goings On Gilmer Goings On , Neighbors 00Gilnler Goings 00Our . g MHHS BOARD OF DIRECTORS THE AUXILIARY OF.BRAXTON REGULAR MEETING The regular meeting of theM nnie Hamilton Health System Board of Di- rectors will be held Tue., May 22, 2012 at 5:30 p.m. in the Cafeteria at Minnie HamiltoffPlealth System GILMER COUNTY BOARD OF HEALTH MEETING The Gilmer County Board of Health will hold its next meeting on Tues., May 15, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. in the OLD WITH THE OLD, IN WITH THE NEW i The old UPak building Medical Center Conference Room was demolished quickly last week and now EDA President Larry (lower Level). Meeting is open to the Chapman is very hopefull that the property's owner, John Heater public. (owner of area GoMart stores), will develop the land to make it more GILMER COUNTY RETIRED appealing to new businesses. SCHOOL EMPLOYEES Glenville City News Gilmer County Retired School Em- ployees will meet Tues., May 15, at At the Apr. 3 City Council meeting, the City Council learned that there is the GC Senior Center for lunch at $229.773 in the Street Fund; $29,385, Coal Severance Fund: and $161,715, 11:30 with our meeting, following. General Fund. The city's financial's were approved for February. Dues for 2012-2013 will be collected Also. they okayed $2.500 being transferred from the Street Dept. Budget to on that day. Installation of officers the Treasurer's to satisfy expenses of Gilmer Management for extra work. Mayor Tashua Allman praised Margaret Goodwin. of Montezuma, OH, for her donation of the U.S. Flags on Main Street. She also recommended that businesses sponsor the new city banners to also be placed along Main Street. Finally, she stressed that the City-wide Yard Sale will be Fri.-Sat.. June 1-2. Remember Love By Joseph J. Mazzella My Italian Grandmother was a wonderful woman. "Nanny" had a loving, vibrant soul that she carried around in a short, heavyset body. She had a passion for life that expressed itself in so many ways. It was in the hugs she gave, the meals she cooked and the flowers she grew. it was even in the temper she lost from time to time. I think one of the reasons I was never taught Italian by my Dad was he was afraid I might learn the meaning of some of those words Nanny said when she was upset. Nanny raised four sons and then helped my Mom and Dad raise me and my two brothers as well. I always felt blessed growing up in her home as a boy. She worked hard. laughed loud and was never afraid of what life threw at her. Life wasn't that easy on her either. She suffered from health problems all her life and even survived an opera- tion for a brain tumor. When she fell and broke her hip in her eighties, my Dad was forced to admit that he could no longer take care of her at home. It was with a heavy heart that Dad moved Nanny into a nursing home. She lost weight and was confined to a wheelchair. Yet. even as her body shrunk and withered her spirit stayed we all had for her. Shortly after that birthday, how- ever. life gave her the toughest chal- lenge of all as age and illness started to take her mind from her too. The dementia grew worse and worse over the last few years of her life. At times when I visted her she didn't know who I was. It was heartbreaking to see her this way. She spoke less and less and stayed in her bed .more and more. Some times all I could do was just sit by her bed and hold her hand. During one of these visits I was hold- ing her hand while she slept and re- membering the person she used to be. My soul was in mouring that life could take everything from her like this. At that moment she awoke. Here eyes gazed up at me and I could tell she didn't recognize me. She looked down at my hand holding hers and instead of pulling hers away, she smiled at me. Then she closed her eyes and went peacefully back to sleep. I could see then that even though her mind didn't remember me. her spirit still remembered love and that was enough. In the end. this life takes away ev- erything we have except our love. Our love can never be taken away. It can never by destroyed. It can never be forgotten. Our love is eternal. It makes us one with God. It lives in strong. The nurses there loved her and her  U alt'lt3rough this life and it lives on into the next. It was my Nany' }pye 2 zest for life. Even her Italian Temper brought smiles to them as they learned a few "choice" words of Italian from her as well. Our whole family gathered together for her 90th Birthday in the nursing home dining room. It was a wonder- ful celebration of her life and the love that made her the special soul she was. And it is your love that makes you the special soul you are. Always remember to love then. It is who you are. It is what you are meant for. it is what life is all about. Joseph Mazzella is a free-lancer from Nicholas Co. and a GSC Alunmus. and a memorial service will be the program. GC PARKS & RECREATION BOARD SPECIAL M EETING The Gilmer County Parks & Recre- ation Board will be holding a special meeting Men., May 7, 2012 to hire a pool manager. Themeeting is at 5:00 p.m. and is open to the public. The meeting will be held in the Dining Hall. EXECUTIVE BOARD MEETING The Region VI Workforce Investment Executive Board will meet Thurs., May 10, 2012 from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., at Region VI Workforce Invest- ment Board Office, 17 Middletown Road, White Hall, WV. For more in- formation about the meeting, contact Barbara J. DeMary at 304-368-9530. GILMER GADABOUTS RED HAT SOCIETY Will dine at the old Nicholas County Bank (Cultured Catering & Steakhouse, Inc.) in downtown Sum- mersville on Thu., May 10, at 12:00 noon. Carpooling at Foodland leav- "ing at 10:30 a.m. 4-H TEEN LEADER VERA BRADLEY BINGO Don't Miss the 4-H Teen Leader Vera Bradley Bingo this Thu., May 3 at the Gilmer County Senior Center. There will be 20 games for $20.. with silent auctions, raffles, special games and more throughout the evening. Con- cess, ons will also be available. Doors will open at 5:00 p.m. and Games begin at 6:00 p.m. GILMER COUNTY VISION MEETING GILMER COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT Offers the following Family Planning Services FREE of charge: Can't afford to pay for annual physicals? Call us to see if you qualify for our Free Clinic. We do: Pap smears, pelvic exams, breast exams, mammogram referrals, some STD testing and more. Birth Control pills, condoms, depo. Shots, IUD referrals, MGM referrals, the patch, Nuva ring and others are are available at our clinic free of charge. Call to schedule an appointment at 462-7351 Don't pay for services that you can get for free. GILMER COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT 809 Mineral Road, Suite 3, Glenville, WV 26351 Will be held FrL, May 18 from 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. at the Gilmer County Recreation Center. This is a great opportunity to come and participaite in a county wide discussion of sev- eral of the key ,ssues facing Gilmer County. A potluck dinner will also be served. The County Commissioners will personally provide the meat, con- diments and tableware. The Commm- sioners request that everyone please bring a covered dish. ' Church Newsg OIL CREEK METHODIST CHURCH ON RED LICK RD On April 15, 2012 Dee & Samantha (Smith) Singleton and their children lost their home and all belongings in a house fire. They need your support to help them move forward. We will be having hot dogs with chili and cole- slaw, baked beans, your choice of potato salad or macaroni salad, des- sorts and drinks, on Sat., May 5, 2012 Oil Creek Fellowship Hall, next tothe Oil Creek Methodist Church on Red Lick Rd. Call the fellowship hall on the day of the lunch if you need direc- tions. 304-452-8044. Time is 11:00 a.m. till the food is gone. Please come out and show your support for the Singleton Family. UPPER STEER RUN REVIVAL The Upper Steer Run Missionary Bap- tist Church of Normantown, will be entering into a Revival Meeting on Sun., May 13 at 7:30 p.m. each evening. Elder ' Roger Stewart, Pas- tor. Everyone is welcome. FAMILY BIBLE DAY Something for all ages. Kanawha Drive Church, Glenville on Sat., May 5, 2012, from 2:00 p.m. until ??? There will be fun and games along with a meaningful Bible Study. The day will end with a hot dog roast and gospel sing. The theme of the day will be: F.R.O.G.(Fully Rely on God). Come and join us and receive a bless- ing. For more information call Pastor Bill Vitt or Loretta Vitt at 304-'493- 6376 or 304-672-6376. Transporta- tion provided. COUNTY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL Will be hosting a Longaberger Bas- ket and Vera Bradley Purse Bingo on Fri., May 4, 2012 at the Braxton County Senior Center. Doors open at 5:00 p.m. with games starting at 6:00 p.m. Concessions will be available as well as a variety of raffles. We will be offering many different styles and sizes of baskets (all filled with fun items) and purses. Tickets may be purchased in advance at the Image Maker Beauty Salon in Gassaway, from Cindy Robinson at Sutton El- ementary and at the hospital busi- ness office from Peggy Nesselrotte. You may also contact, Jan Dobbins, Hallie Bosely, Mary Ellen Duffield and Boody Talbott for tickets. Proceeds will be used by the Auxiliary to help purchase needed equ,pment for the hospital. ROAST PORK DINNER Proceeds Relay-For-Life at the Burnt House Community Building, on Sat., May 5, 2012, at 4:00 p.m. Everyone come out and support the Ritchie Co. Relay. THE WEST FORK CONSERVATION DISTRICT BOARD OF SUPERVISORS Monthly meeting will be held on Tues., May 1, 2012 at the USDA Service Center, Mt. Clare WV, beg,nning at 9:00 a.m. Contact Dinah Hannah, Administrative Officer at 304-627- 2160 with any questions. WEST VIRGINIA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Montclaire String Quartet, WVSO in Flatwoods on Sat., May 12, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. at the Days Hotel and Con- ference Center, Flatwoods, WV. Tick- ets are free to the public. 17TH ANNUAL SPRING ARTS AND CRAFTS SHOW On Sat., May 12, 2012 at Nicholas County High School, Summersville, WV, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Ad- mission by donation. Door Prizes hourly. Show is Mother's Day weekend.Proceeds from this event go to NCHS, Student attendance-good student and motivatio rewards. THE HILLBILLY STOMPERS CLOGGING TEAM AT HOLLY GRAY PARK The Hillbilly Stompers Clogging Team will be having a barn dance at Holly Gray Park (the big red and white barn) in Sutton, WV, on Sat., May 12, 2012. Doors will open at 5:00 p.m. There will be a line dance class at 6:00 p.m. for those wanting to learn a few dances before the music starts. Mu- sic will be provided by County Line Country at 7:00 p.m. While the bdhd takeS abreak-w will be*perforrrdg a few dances and there will be some squaredancing for everyone with Lou Maiuri and the Appalachian County Cloggers from Summerville. Conces- sions will also be available. Advanced tickets are available by calling 304- 364-5576 or by contacting any Hill- billy Stompers team member. Bring the family out for a night of fun! No alcoholic beverages permitted. HUNTINGTON'S DISEASE SUPPORT GROUP A Huntington's Disease support group meets on the second Saturday of each month from 11:00 a.m.-l:00 p.m. at Saint Francis Hospital in Charleston. The next meeting is Sat., May 12. Meetings are for patients, families, caregivers, at-risk and anyone af- fected by Huntington's Disease. For more information, contact Debbie Armstrong at 304-549-3266 or debarm @suddenink. net THE NORMANTOWN HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1949 Will have their Dinner at Gilmer County Senior Center, Glenville, WV, on Fri., May 25, 2012 at 5:00 p.m. with eating time at 6:00 p.m. If you plan to come, please call Wilda Moore Kuhl, 304-462-7892, or Lavonne Childers Minigh, 304-462-7773. ROANOKE REUNION The Roanoke Reunion this year will be in the Ball Room at Stonewall Re- sort, . Stonewall Jackson Park, Roanoke, WV, on Sun., May 27, 2012 from 8:00 a.m to 5:00 p.m. A free boat ride on Little Sorrell is offered from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., for 100 people. For history sake we are try- ,ng to raise enough money to set a memorial stone, with Surnames of Roanoke residents in the Nitchetl Cemetery this year. We hope to see you there to enjoy the day with fam- ily, old and new friends. Art is like baby shoes. When you coat them with gold, they can no longer be worn. -John Updike . and Using PPG Products USED PARTS from Automotive Color TOWING Technology