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! Bethany student selected for ! NASA Academy Thursday, May 6, 2004 -- The Glenviile Democrat/Patl mder -- PaRe 9B Bethany Senior David P. Smithbauer of Weirton has been se- ByFrancesMSchmetzer; theirFloridahome, andgraduate-level America." When Jessica returned in lectedasaResearchAssociateforthis During those years, Ethel devel- workshops at Salem and Fairmont 2000, she had studied that book and summer's NASA Academy at the I~lt~t$4U0mtl ~ a $40~c~11t oped her own hobby-the rare art of State College in WV. He was profiled learned to identify 65 different birds. Ames Research Center in Mountain myourl~l~g, maldnotlm~3Oll~lBtlW~ltlmWlll quilling, making intricate pictures by in Goldenseal Magazine (Spring, In an auto biographical sketch, Mr. View, Calif. ":- - rolling' shaping' and placing delicate 1983' bY Nel W" Tenney' an artist Kemper wrte' When I carve and paint Smithbauer' a Cmputer Science ~:I~SZI~ paper rolls on velvet or paper back- and a folk culture specialist at abird, my objective is quite naturally majoratBethany,wiilspendthissum- grounds. One admirer of the two Fairmont State College. to show the important identification mer working for NASA on software Kempers was a girl who began volun- The following year, Kemper was markings. But above all, I try to cap- related to the operation of the Mars teer help as a 4-H member when the featured artist for the annual Vandalia ture the beauty of the bird..., the beauty Rover, explained by NASA as "Simu- festival wasjust beginning" She mved Gathering at the Cultural Center in f shape and beauty fclras I see it" lation Testbed for Robotic Explore" I ~:*ok--~ 6~r ~_RtC~k|$ ~,~ through the ranks until now Debbie Charleston. Among his awards are Most of my birds are slightly under- tion era Martian Surface." Over the [ ~L~I[~ TOP ~ Walker is the Jubilee manager. When the Best of Show at an exhibit spon- sized. This is i,tentional. I make them summer, Smithbauer will spend 60 ........ shebroughtherfirstbirdsfromClaude sored by the Lake Sumter Commu- the size that they look to me when I percent of his time working on the Lt ~~~t~O,mm~-- in 1984, she petitioned Ethel to repro- nityCollegeinLeesburg, Fl. and First view them 50 to 75 feetaway. Imake research project and 4O percent of his id~ /~'-~ nl auce them as quilling pictures. Ethel Place in Mixed Media in the Eustis, all ofmyown patte,rns sothey will be time in leadership activities. I ~' ~w~m~tstmm ~j.. m l~m~ I I ~ Rlli~ ~~ / said she was not sure she could, but FI. Art l..eague, the shape that l see.' Asked why does Son of Rev. Steve and Teena I \ HOtaE OF THE LOWEST Att.OtatrAL pAeEOX,ll~EnteA...~tEnra4rt | she would make a pattern and attempt As a Glenville State College he not carve hawks, he answered, "I Smithbauer of Ardmore, Ave., x/~.~ CASEY ENTERPRISES || it. That resulted in matching pictures Elderhostel teacher in the 80's, Mack carve and paint for enjoyment and, Weirton, the Bethany senior was se- for each bird Debbie acquired until Samples took his classes on field trips therefore, do only those birds for lect ,ed_ for the l O-week program for /,,/ Rt 19 in Jane Lew, WV 26378 =/ the summer of 1999. Ethel died in to the Kemper home to meet Claude which I have a warm feeling." , his 'outstanding academic achieve- ~ 884-7488 "Call for a free brochure" !] December, 1998, and revering her and see his birds and workshop. Ethel With the passing of Ethel, Claude s ment, demonstrated interest in space, -.~,~---,,"~,~-~' 't memory, Debbie rejected Claude s had named their place "Kum-Bah- beloved wife and helpmate for66 1/2 ,, " .... "~ suggestion that she could find one of Yah[ which translates to "Come by years, their son and daughter-in-law and propenszty for leadership. Smithbauer was one of 13 selected Ethel s students in quilling to copy here and personified the welcomeall Ron and Lynne Kemper took on the from 58 applicants for the Ames Cen- tre newest bird. Debbie has agreed to visitors received. Soon there were display and record-keeping duties for display her set of birds and pictures at exhibitsand demonstrationseachJune the two yearly festivals. An additional ter program. the West Virginia State Folk Festival at the West Virginia State Folk Festi- major project developed as Claude beginning June 21, 2001. val in Glenv!lle, where his 'Birds of donatedapermanentdisplayofthe45 A TRIBUTE TO RALPH J. BAME Claude and Ethel Kemperboth were My Hollow are a popular fixture in species he carved to Glenville State skilled and caring teachers. Students the old Little Kanawha Valley Bank College. Seasoned cherry wood for AS he retires from Gienville State College I became friends, always welcomed and building on Howard Street. In 1999, buildingthedisplaycasew~sdonated by Mary Ann Radebaugh .,ct'~ncouraged. Reita Marks of he ran a contest before labeling the 45 by a friend of many years ago, John ~ '~ i " hbrgantown was one of those whose species of birds on display. Jessica Cooper, now of Point Pleasant. 1967 was a really good year for Glenville State 'fi'iendshilafi -_oredated the hobbies; she Turner, of Akron, OH, won the On August 19,2000, the collection For Ralph J. Berne stepped uP to plate. 4 =rst met Claude when they both children's bird identification compe- was unveiled at a luncheon in honor k A young man embarking on a lifetime career Worked with the WVU Extension. tition to receive the prize book, Roger of Claude Kemper and the memory of In Physical Science, Earth Science, Astronomy, and Geology. Ethel's quilling was a skill Reita wanted to learn, and she now partici- pates in four craft shows a year. After she retired, Reita spent winters in Florida near the Kemper home and "spent most days" there, first working with Ethel in the afternoons. Later she added carving lessons and worked with Claude in his wood shop in the .mornings. She observed that "Claude is a perfectionist, an artist personi- fied- never quite satisfied. From the Kempers, I learned carving, quilling and friendship." The Kemper venues included be- ing Artist in Residence at Pipestem State park near Hinton, demonstra- tions at all the parks along the Blue Ridge Parkway in North Carolina, between Mt. Pisgah and Doughton; adult classes in Imperial Terrace near Tory Peterson's "Birds of North CLAUDE KEMPER his wife, Ethel. Friends gathered, in- cluding nine of the ten individuals who have collected complete sets of teh 45 species and others who are working toward that goal. The birds at Glenville are displayed on the second floor of the Robert F. Kidd library in the "Claude and Ethel Kemper Room." It is open to the pub- lic when school is inn session. It is a gently curving fifteen-mile drive from Interstate 79 along the Little Kanawha River. Whether a visitor arrives be- cause of a love of birds, an admirer of skillful work, or just to look, the beauty is palpable. Just as in nature, no group- ing of birds will look like any other, none of the sets are identical, but rest assured, when you see them, Claude Kemper' s "Birds of My Hollow" will sing to you in your heart. The End JAMES RANDALL FLORA JANE (BOYLES) CLEMON_S ............. SINGLETON James Randall Clemens, 70, of Glenville, departed this life at 12:30 am, Thursday, April 29, 2004 in St. Josephs Hospital, Buckhannon, fol- lowing a two month illness. Born May 6, 1933 in Braxton CO., son of the late Riley Elsworth and Nellie Belle Heater Clemens. Mr. Clemens was aretired mechanic and Baptist by faith. On October 10, 1956 Randall was united in marriage to Ann Ruth Heather Clemens who survives at their Glenville home. Four brothers and three sisters sur- vive, Roy and Ray Clemens, both of Glenville; Jack Clemens of Normantown; Ronald Gene Clemens ofBrooksvill, FL; Ruth Ann Goodrich of Normantown; Ruby Groves of Normantown; Rosalea Daugherty of San Saba, TX; several nieces and neph- eWS. Mr. Clemens was preceded in death by one daughter, Connie Darlene; one infant son, James R. Jr; and one brother, ' o Russell. ..] "m_a Funeral services were conducted I :sunday, May 2, at the Ellyson Mortu- ary, with Rev. AI Billips officiating. Burial followed in the Little Kanawha Memorial Gardens, Braxton Co. MAE O. STILWELL HIBBS Mac O. Stilwell Hibbs, 98, of Glenville, formerly of Burnsville, passed away Thursday, April 29, 2004 at Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hos- pital, Weston, after an extended ill- ness. She was born February 14, 1906 at Blackburn, a daughter of the late Bert and Alta B. Mick Stilwell. She was a waitress, member of the Burnsville United Methodist Church, attended Burnsville High School, and she lived the last four years at Sunbridge Nursing Home, Glenville. She is survived by one brother, Perry D. Stilwell of Walkersville; one niece and several nephews. She was preceded in death by one brother, Clavel L. Stilwell. A graveside service was held Sun- day, May 2, at the K. of P. Cemetery at Burnsville, Rev. Tim Kelley offici- ated.. Flora Jane (Boyles) Singleton, 84, of 115 North Lewis Street, Glenville died at 6:26 am Friday, April 30, 2004 in Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital ofWeston, following a brief " illness. She was born in Weston on September 16, 1919, daughter of the late James Roy Boyles and Gertrude (Burkhammer) Boyles. Mrs. Single- ton was married to James S. Single- ton, who preceded her in death on February 21, 1996. Mrs Singleton is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, James E. Singleton and wife Joan of Jackson- ville, FL; two grandchildren, James and Joseph Singleton; one great grandson, Luke James Singleton; and one nephew. She was preceded in death by one granddaughter, Jamie Lynn Single- ton; one sister, Mildred (Boyles) Clark; and one brother. Mrs. Singleton was a retired social worker with the West Virginia Dept. of Health and Human Resources of Glenville and Grantsville. She was a member of the Trinity United Meth- odist Church of Glenville. She was also a member of the Republican Women of Gilmer County and an avid antique collector. Funeral services were held May 4, at the Trinity United Methodist Church of Glenviile, Rev. Michael Ford officiated. Interment followed at the Stalnaker Cemetery of G/-,nville. Bennett and Sor Monuments & Markers Inside and outside displays Grantsville 354-6162 vo,, on1 May 11. FACTS OF LAW By F. John Oshoway Certified Criminal Trial lawyer by M.B.T.A. Louisiana is the only state tha~ requires florists to be licensed.. Police armed with an arrest war- rant for drug searches do not have to wait more than 20 seconds before breaking into the house, accordin to the U.S. Supreme Court, reason- ing that any longer would risk the offender fleeing with the drugs. Overtime pay is not required for most people in professional, admin- istrative or executive positions, oth- erwise known as "exempt" employ- ees, who are typically paid by sal- ary. A TENANCY AT WILL is a tenancy without a stated duration and one day that may he termi- nated at any time with notice to the other party. Connecticut has a law forbidding buses from idling more than three minutes in front of a school. Brought to you as a public service by F. John Oshoway P.O. Box 156 Grantsville, WV 26147 354-9204 III Support the Claude 'Kemper Scholarship Fund' to memorialize this Bird Man of Gilmer County. Donations can be mailed to the Fund, c! o Rosa Belle Gainer, Box 12, Glenville 26351. The old Tanner School is the sponsor. Proud to serve Gilmer County since 1959 Select Granite Quality Workmanship Also Offering Computer Design Rt. 33 West of Weston 269-5573 or 1-888-269-5573 A graduate of Manchester College and Syracuse University, Ralph and his wife, Annette, had left the big city. They chose the beauty of the West Virginia hills, Wanting with these people to share their many skills. Ralph was a gentleman who wanted an in-depth knowledge of all that he touched. This state was his state--we could soon see that much, For out ha reached into each nook and corner of West Virginia land, Studying its physical science, earth science, astronomy, and geology. He created an "Annual Big East Field Trip" To Blackwater Falls, Spruce Knob, Canaan Valley, Canaan and Cabin Mountains, Seneca Rocks, Mill Creek Gap, Harpers Gap Formation, and Limestone Quarry. Oh yes, his students would see, touch, and do much inquiry, And they'd take all information into a very bright tomorrow. Constantly inspiring was Ralph's roll in life. Thirty-one "Big East Field Trips" ha did set up and guide. Over 5000 students he guided through his 36 year tenure, And to Ralph Bame it was just as common as going out to dinner. And He kept close tabs on Halley's Comet, And when it returned to view in '85, he invited people in to share this moment. Star Planets and Big Eclipse were other treasured times, we all knew, Ralph Bame would let us know when these attractions were in line. He even set up a Radio Club with the help of Buddy Griffith, Ron Roth, and George Dunning. Seeing and using God's c was his favorite thing, And bestowing an appreciation that made God's Earth sing. Examples of his positive affect are very close at hand. His children he inspired to reach further and march to many, many bands. Monica graduated from high school in '93 with high honor grades, Being a member of and leading many high honor groups. Chris graduated in '97 shining like a star, Excelling in three sports and playing just as hard in the academic yard. Now granddaughter, Michaela, stands ready to meet the challenges, And we stand ready to watch her achieve in all that she does. YES, WEST VIRGINIA IS VERY PROUD OF RALPH and ANNETRE BAME, For "inspiring young people to achieve" has been their goals and accomplishments ever since they came. DAUGHTER, MONICA She was a National Honor Society Member, a "Utan Tnbune Staff Member, A SADD Officer, a Member of Students for International Understanding, and A member and an officer of the Concert and Marching Band. Her Junior year, she belonged to the French Club and , as a sophomore, she played volleyball and won an award. She was the 4-H Club President and won many awards. She was a Church Youth Officer, and she is a graduate of Glenville State. SON, CHRIS G.C.H.S. was Regional Champs in Baseball in 1995-96 schod year/ Chris made 1 st Team All-State in Baseball while recording over 100 strike outs. G.C.H.S. was Sectional Champs in baseball and LKC Champs in lgg6-97 school year. Chris made 1st Team All LKC Pitcher and 1st Team All-State, Class "A" His expertise won him an invitation to play baseball for West Virginia University. The G. C. H. S. Golf team was 4th in the State and in Basketball were Regional Champs. Chris parlJcipated in a great way for both of these teams. He was a Salutatonan of the Senior Class and a National Honor Society Member. He was selected to attend the WV Governor's Honor Academy. He was a Student Council member and a SADD member. He played a Trombone in the band lhrough 8th grade. He was a Church Youth Officer, and a 4-H Club Officer. Chris was a member of the Gilmer County 4-H Team that won the National Land Judging Contest. He is a graduate of Concord State College and Ohio State University. Monica played same Saxophone. her mother had. played in school, i, And Chris played the same Trombone that his dad had played. These are the memories of which life is made, Then each piece is saved in its unique dace. These memories build lives as '=hey move along, From generation to generation they sing a special song. Only God knows the tune, we hear it in air, But it builds the flowers and all that is there. God called this tune LOVE, that HE sent from above. It comes to this eart on the wings of a DOVE, Bringing about good things that evil cannot touch. God.placed it hem because he loved us a bunch. The principal theme in the poem of Ralph Is GOD and HIS LOVE that has outlasted all doubts. God had a plan when HE created Heaven and Earth, AND RALPH AND ANNETTE GAVE HIS PLAN NEW BIRTH. 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 ,( 4 4 4 4