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i, Page 12A The Glenville Democrat/Pathfinder -- Thursday, May 3, 2012 L TO R: PAUL PECK, DELEGATE BRENT BOGGS, BUTCH AND DEBBIE MCPHERSON, LINDA MOORE, RICK THORN, ALAN AND BRENDA CONLEY Majority Leader Attends Burnsville Lions Club Breakfast House Majority Leader Brent Boggs (D-Braxton) and his wife Jean were honored to join the Burnsville Lions Club on Saturday at a fundraising pancake breakfast at the 79er Restau- rant In Burnsville. The Lions Club was raising money to benefit various vision projects. "I commend the Burnsville Lions Club for the active role they play in their community," Boggs stated. The Lions Club recently cleaned up around the Burnsville Commu- nity Building and planted flowers in the flower beds around the build- ing. They also assisted in the Burnsville Christmas parade, pur- chasing, packaging and dis/ribut- ing candy to area children after the parade. "Lions Clubs throughout the 34th District, the state and the world do much to help in their communities," Boggs remarked. "I commend the Burnsville Lions Club members and all Lions on their efforts to make their communities a better place to live, work and play - their volunteer efforts are certainly noticed and appreciated." New Study Shows WV's Food Economy Has Ample Room to Grow Famous for its rugged hills, West Virginia has enough fertile farmland to supply its own residents with all their fresh fruit and vegetable needs during the growing season - and to stimulate new jobs and millions of dollars in local sales. According to a groundbreaking study recently released by Down- stream Strategies, LLC, WV Univer- sity and the West Virginia Food & Farm Coalition, if West Virginia farm- ................ ers grew enough fruits and vegetables to meet the in-season fresh produce needs of all state residents, such a shift would also generate 1.723 new jobs and contribute an additional $ 35.7 million in local sales. The study, "West Virginia Food System Assessment: Seasonal Pro- duction and its Impacts" also finds that growing the produce would re- quire less than 10% of West Virginia's undevelopedprime farmland. "According to our study, if West Virginians bought their fruits and veg- etables from local farmers during the growing season, about $190 million would stay in the state instead of flowing beyond its borders." explains explained Downstream Strategies President Evan Hansen "These locally spent dollars would circulate in the economy as farmers spend more at supply stores and on other goods and services." Support in growing West Virginia's food economy is evidenced by the rapid growth in statewide farmers markets, which has more than doubled ]llllIllIllllllllll/llfI 11 Collaborative Agreement Between UHC and WVU Healthcare will Expand Services United Hospital Center is pleased to announce an expansion of its neu- rosurgery services in north central West Virginia through a collabora- tive agreement with WVU Healthcare and its neurosurgeons. This partnership, having begun Sun., Apr. 29 and known as WVU Healthcare Neurosurgery, Spine and Pain Center at UHC, will expand ex- isting services to include more highly specialized physicians practicing in Bridgeport. Three physicians currently practic- ing at United Hospital Center will be joined by fo physicians from .the West Virginia University School of Medicine and all will practice from the Physician Office Building at 527 Medi- cal Park Drive on the UHC campus. The new practice will include the following physicians: James Colson. M.D. - Pain Richard Douglas, M.D., FACS - Neurosurgery Todd Harshbarger, M.D. - Neuro- surgery Terrence Julien, M.D. - Neurosur- gery Charles Rosen, M.D., Ph.D., FACS - Neurosurgery Corinne Stuart, D.O. - Pain Bill Underwood, M.D., Ph.D. - Neurosurgery Vincent J. Miele, M.D. transferred his practice to the Morgantown cam- pus and Russell Biundo, M.D. relo- cated his practice from Neurosurgery to UHC Orthopaedics Sun., Apr. 29, 2012. Ahmed Mahmoud, M.D. will be leaving the Physical Mdicin, RehabilMiola lin:prac!ice.effc- tive,Fri., June 8, 2012. "We are looking forward to this new and expanded endeavor," said Bruce Carter, President and CEO of UHC. "WVU has a world renowned neurosurgery department and together with the equally strong UHC neuro- surgery, spine and pain team, we will continue the tradition of expert care close to home." in the past decade. "By understanding the revenue-gen- erating potential of meeting our own produce needs during the growing sea- son, we hope this study will stimulate conversation about further supporting West Virginia agriculture." said Sa- vanna Lyons, Program Manager for the WV Food & Farm Coalition. "Many people think our state doesn't have enough farmland to grow a significant portion of its own food. but we are very agriculturally produc- uve, and have plenty of room to grow." The study's authors also empha- size the importance of protecting the state's existing prime farmland from non-agricultural uses. and the impor- tance of encouraging new produce farmers as well as the growth of exist- ing farms. The study was released at, the recent "Road Map for the Food Economy" event in Bridgeport and provides a research base for the WV Food Char- ter to help focus and measure West '| ' | ! I __l_L'_ l[ | T_.J_ | Over a Nickel Drop in WV Gas Prices The current average price for a gal- - lon of regular, unleaded gasoline in West Virginia is $3.864, down 5.2 cents per gallon from a week ago. This week's average prices: West Virginia Average - $3.864 Average price during the week of April 17, 2012 - $3.916 Average price during the week of April 26, 2011 - $3.928 Today's National Average Price- $3.849 The following is a list of the aver- age price of unleaded self-serve gaso- line in various areas: $3.834 - Bridgeport $3.840 - Clarksburg $3.862 - Huntington ,. $4,002  Martinsburg ....... "$3.894 2 Morgantown .. $3.749 - Parkersburg $3.859 - Weirton $3.875 - Wheeling AAA East Central is a not-for-profit association with 80 local offices in Pennsylvania, West Virginia. Ohio. New York and Kentucky servicing 2.5 million members. i--i_ -z I l-_--r ol / Dependable Experienced Reelect an & Qualified Experienced Magistrate.... VOTE CAROL WOLFE! Political Ad: Paid for by the candidate. Virginia's progress towards a stron- ger local food system. Thisis the first study in a multi-part series funded through the WV Food & Farm Coalition by the blue moon fund. The next phase of the study will address, among other things, local distribution of fruits, vegetables and meats to WV consumers, To read the complete report please visit: http://www.downstream strategies.corn/documents/ reports publication/ds_food system report final,pdf What do you call Santa's help- ers? Subordinate Clauses A NEW ADDITION - GSC Fine Arts Department Chair Lloyd Bone and GSC Provost Dr. John Peek with the charter certificate for the music honor society Pi Kappa Lambda, GSC Chapter of Pi Kappa Lambda Established A chapter of the national music honor society Pi Kappa Lambda (PKL) has been established at Glenville State College. PKL is an exclusive organization that recognizes and encourages the highest level of musical achievement and academic scholarship. Members of PKL are nominated and elected through a rigorous screen- ing process. "This society honors excellence in both school work and musical achieve- ment. I want to see students step up to meet the challenge of being inducted into PKL. It is truly an honor," said GSC Assistant Professor of Music Teresa Dody, who is a member her- self and has organized the founding of the GSC chapter of PKL. Student eligibility is first deter- mined by musical achievements, tal- ent and zeal; then academic standing is taken into consideration. Juniors must be in the top ten per- cent of their class, and seniors must be in the top twenty percent of their class. Alumni may also be selected for their achievements since leaving GSC The GSC Department of Fine Arts faculty members have all been in- ducted into Pi Kappa Lambda and serve as the founding members of the GSC chapter. They hope to add up to two students and/or alumni a year as the program progresses. For more information on the GSC chapter of Pi Kappa Lambda, contact Dody at Teresa.Dody@glenville.edu or 304-462-6345. FEMA National Flood Insurance Program Reauthorization Needed Agency officials Urge The authorization for the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP)is scheduled to expire on Thu.. May 31 unless Congress acts. in advance, to reauthorize it. The program helps make federally backed flood insur- ance available to homeowners, rent- ers and business owners in communi- ties. "Without reauthorization, the NFIP will be unable to issue new policies. renew existing policies, or modify policies to increase coverage on the existing, policy." said David,Miller, Aociatlministrator for FEIqiA' s Federal Insurance and Mitigation Administration. "Reauthorizing the National Flood Insurance Program is the prudent thing to do. FEMA is urging Congress to reauthorize the NFIP and send a clear signal to citizens, communities, and pri- vate sector partners that the federal gov- ernment will continue to upport our nation's efforts to manage flood risk." Floods continue to bethe most com- mon and costly natural disaster in the United States and the NFIP plays a key role m our nation's efforts to prevent and recover from flood disas- ters. The NFIP was created in 1968 to help lessen the financial impact of flood disasters on individuals, busi- ness. and all levels of government that would otherwise only be avail- able through a limited pool of private insurance. Congressional Action Under the NFIP, federally backed flood insurance is made available to homeowners, renters and business owners in communities that adopt and enforce floodplain management ordi- nances designed to reduce future flood losses by regulating new construc- tion. The NFIP identifies areas of flood risk: encourages communities to implement measures to mitigate against the risk of flood loss; provides financial assistance to help individu- als recover rapidity_from flooding.di sasters; andesSe the rmffcia imL pact of flood disasters on individuals, businesses and all levels of govern- ment. Without the NFIP in place, many individuals, families, businesses and local commumties will find them- selves left vulnerable to the devastat- ing effects of flooding. Property own- ers in high risk areas, who would normally be required to purchase flood insurance to fulfill lending require- ments will be unable to obtain afford- able flood insurance. The National Association of RE- ALTORS estimates that a lapse in authorization jeopardizes an estimated 40.000 mortgage closings per month for individuals purchasing property mapped in a special flood hazard area. In addition, if the NFIP exper|ences a lapse in authorization, the cash flow into the program from premiums will diminish and the, NFIP may have to for Reauthorization halt payment of claims for survivors who have recently experienced flood- ing, including those impacted by re- cent hurricanes Irene and Lee. In recent years, a series of short- term reauthorizations and temporary suspensions of the NFIP have had a negative impact on the confidence in the program among citizens and stake- holders, including state governments. tribal governments, local communi- ties, individual policyholders, mort- gage lenders and the private insur- ance industry, FEMA is agking Congress o,sup- port a two year reauthorization and affirm its commitment to citizens. communities and private sector part- ners that the federal government wilt continue to support our nation's ef- forts to manage flood risk. Follow FEMA online at www.twitter com/fema. www.facebook.com/fema and www.youtube.com/fema Also. follow Administrator Craig Fugate's activi- ties at www.twitter.com/craigatfema The social media links provided are for reference only. FEMA does not endorse any non-government websites, companies or applications. FEMA's mission is to support our citizens and first responders to ensure that as a nation we work together to build, sustain and improve our capa- bility to prepare for, protect against. respond to, recover from and mitigate all hazards. Vote for LARRY CHAPMAN for the Gilmer County Commission 304-266-2168 The Chapman Plan 1. Assist the County Commission in establishing a 911 Emergency Center in Gilmer County. 2. Make affordable housing in Gilmer County a priority. Work with others to create affordable housing opportunities for senior citizens, working families and single dwellers. 3. Petition and request a traffic light at our county's most dangerous intersection, Route 5 & 33- 119. across from Senior Center. 4. Attend Commission meetings, work sessions, special meetings and public meetings in order to represent the needs of Gitmer County citizens. 5. Talking daily with resident s is a big part of the job. Staying informed on what is happening in the community is crucial and deserved by our citizens. Citizen input from individuals and organizations will assure [ make decisions that are in the best interest of the county 6. Identify and create new job development by capitalizing on our local resources. Many of the county's problems could be solved by more good paying jobs. "Gilmer County is my home and this is something that has and will always fill me with pride. Because of this, my greatest concern is for the people who also choose to make Gilmer County their home. My mission will be the pursuit of successful, long-term, positive growth for Gilmer County. Our common goals- promotion of health, safety and the well-being of Gilmer Countians - increase our opportunities for success as a county. I respectfidly request your vote on May 8th. " VOTE Candidate for Chapman, Gilmer County Commissioner on Next Tues., May 8 Political Ad: Paid for by I " r - []'(:'1"1ii[ lll ' 11 ' [ ' ] T I: [ l[   [ II  I I'l III1': P "ilrllllil7 tliti' ,,ftlll t"l[[iTtlTil]ll!lTllill!llillf[llllllll