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Pisgah Plans Annual Homecoming Sun., May 30 A program of music is planned for the nineteenth Annual Pisgah church Homecoming Sunday, May 30, be- ginning at 2:00 in the afternoon at the historical church, located approxi- mately eight miles west of Glenville on Route 5. Rev. Robert H. Nicholas, pastor of First Baptist church in Glenville, ac- mpanied by his wife Eleanor at the piano, will lead the congregation in SOng. Steve Stalnaker of Weston will bring musical selections. Joining him will be Leonard Stalnaker of Weston and his brother Jim of Jane Lew. They and Steve are distant relatives. Steve is the son of Loretta S talnkaer of Jane Lew and the late Fred Stalnaker. He, his wife Mary, and son Freddie re- turned to Lewis County in August of 2002 from Old Hickory, "IN. Steve is busy building their home in rural Lewis County. Mary is employed by the William R. Sharpe Hospital in Weston as Nurse Manager. Leonard Stalnker works as a Recre- .alion and Therapy Instructor at Will- ~arn R. Sharpe Hospital. He is a song ~irter and his "Sweet Home West trginia"is a part of"Songs of Home" aCD sponsored by the West Virginia k~ttery. Jim Stalnkaer plays bass. He ves !n Jane Lew and is employed by '-mnunion, Hope. . _. Heaven s Harmonya Gospel Quar- ~l~.Zf Mansfield, Ohio, will also per- ~'n. The group was formed four years ago and includes Merle Wentz, Joe Baumgard, Tim Jollay, and Aaron Baumgard Merle Wentz sings the lead part in the quartet. He is the oldest member .fth group at 22 years. Joe Baumgard Stags baritone for the group. He is newly engaged at age 21 His brother Aaron sings bass and is i9 years old. HEAVEN'S HARMONY QUARTET Tim Jollay, the newes member of the guitarst. Jerry enjoys collecting, re- group, singshightenorandis21years storing and shooting vintage fire- old. arms and spending time in the great Norfolk and Southern, a bluegrass outdoors. Mark Gainer contributes band in North Central West Virginia vocals, rhythm guitar and original a.-ea, includes Rick Cleavenger, Jerry material to the group. He is a phar- Helmick, Mark Lynch, and Drema macist in the Clarksburg area. Two and Mark Gainer. Banjo player Rick of Mark's original songs have been Cleavenger resides in Philippi and recorded by the Lonesome River teachesmathatPhilippi-BarbourHigh Band. One of those, "Do You Want School. Mark, a vocalist and mando- to live in Glory," was a finalist for lin player, is from Buckhannon. He the International Bluegrass Music teaches chemistry at Lewis County As,;ociation's Gospel Recorded High School, where he is also advisor Event of the Year Award. Mark, a to LC Blue, the Lewis County High son of Neva Lynn Gainer and the Biuegrass Band. Mark also handcrafts late Earl"Tex"GainerofGlenville, mandolins, tunes pianos, and is an is married to Drema, the bass player amateur radio operator, for the group. They have a son, Ja- Retired from the military and law son. enforement in Gilmer County, Jerry The public is cordially invited to Helmick lends his talents as lead attend the homecoming. smem By Governor Bob Wise tOur state, since her birth, has pro- soldiers of the highest quality. Week, West Virginia buried an- ,t e. r native son. Lance Corporal ~:hael James Smith was killed by enemy fire on April 17 in western Iraq. In Iraq, Af- ghanistan and around the globe, ourbrave soldiers are spending ev- ery day fighting for our country, unwavering in their commit- roes ment to freedom, will last, or how many lives will he Corporal Smith's service and brav- lost. There are many opinions about ery in the face of extreme personal the course we have taken, but one danger are an example to everyone, constant remains: our soldiers need and his sacrifice for his country brings our thoughts and our prayers. They honor to his family and this state, carry on by knowing that our love and West Virginians' tradition of ser- support are with them. vice is unparalleled by any other state. At the end of May, we will observe Memorial Day - a day set aside to In most any military unit, you will honor those who have died in service find aWest Virginia son or daughter, to their nation. While we remember No other state sends a higher percent- them, let us also remember those who age of its residents into the armed are fighting every day. forces; West Virginia never falters in Our thoughts and prayers remain her contributions to the cause of with them and their families and with American freedom and peace around all military personnel and families the world, around the world. We don't know how long this war Thursday, May 6, 2004 -- The Glenville Democrat/Pathflack~ --- Pap "/A A SHERIFF TOUGH ON CRIME, VOTE FOR: NIGHT PATROLS IN GILMER CO., VOTE FOR: QUICK RESPONSE TIME, VOTE FOR: W.V. POLICE ACADEMY TRAINING, VOTE FOR: 15 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE, VOTE FOR: DEDICATION, HONESTY, INTEGRITY, VOTE FOR: A SHERIFF SERVING GOD, VOTE FOR: SHERIFF OF GILMER CO. IF YOU CALL ME, I !!! Political ad paid for by the candidate. A .,. 4 West Virainia Touah on Reduce Workers' pensation Abuse McGraw is the only McGraw served as county The year was elected candidate who has a daughter prosecuting attorney, sending to the Supreme Court, thenumber and son-in-law who are criminals to prison for what they of workers' compensation doctors. McGraw has a have done to us and our families, appeals was 2067. The number personal interest in ensuring authorized opinions ofappeals filed in 2002 was 1394. doctors do not leave the State. that upheld the registration and public acknowledgment of sex Do Not Be offenders, prevented criminals Follow the fac Let's keep from being released on Justice technicalities and cleaning up the state Supreme Court. Vote bullies on school yards, for Warren aw on Since got on the WestVirginia Supreme Court, the number of doctors practicing in our state have increased from 3,317 in 1997 to 3,575 in 2004. ivolous Lawsuits has dealt with the incredible caseload faced by the WV Supreme Court. The year raw was elected to the Court, the number of appeals filed was 3,415. In 2002, that figure had dropped to 2,653. and his Paid for by Warren McGraw three children and six