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Page 2B --- The Glenville DemocraffPathfinder -- Thursday, Apr. 29, 2004 GeraldineMarks 462-7477 Rosedale School Students ('39) Featured ROSEDALE SCHOOL: Ruth Frame, Edna Brannon, Beulah Brady, Wanda Strader, Hazel Mace, Marie King, Emogene Frame, Fern Wright, and in the back, Rodney Minney, Bernald Brady and Forest Minney - 1939. Last week I got a nice surprise, for a place to grow next year. There Emogene Frame of Huntington sent are lots of other wildflowers bloom- me some pictures that were taken at ing; these are the ones I remtmber the Rosedale Jr. High School in the seeing. late 1930s. Sister Caren White and her daugh- I started to school at Rosedale in ter Andrea and three children, 1942, and I think all of these students Caroline, Isaac and Andrew drove to but Marie King had graduated, but I Ohio last week to visit daugher and knew most of them. sister, Valeria and family. Brother- Wanda Strader became a teacherin-lawDanaWhitehashadsomeknee and was my chemistry teacher at troubleandwaswalkingwithacrutch Normantown. Marie King marriedfor a few days. He is better now. Ralph's cousin, Herman Marks, and It's springtime and clean-up, fix-up Rodney and Forest Minney were my time. I've been cleaning some win- cousins, dows and putting away some of my On Monday night, I attended the quilt fabric. My fabric stash seems to viewing of Anna Dobbins Stump at grow instead of getting smaller. the Roach Funeral Homein Gassaway. The Oak Grove Baptist Church is Anne was the oldest person I ever adding a classroom, some storage knew. Her marriage is recorded in the space and indoor bathrooms onto the BraxtonCountymarriagebookas 17- back of the church. Last year, we year-old Anna Dobbins married 22- drilled a water well, dreaming of this year-old Clyde Stump on Feb. 10, addition. 1915. Anne lived during three centu- Our next-door neighbors, Larry and ries, a feat very few people ever JoyceFisher, areconstructingaroom achieve, onto their house. Joyce is looking Our Thimbles and Threads Quiltforward to a remodeled kitchen, a Guild met last Thursday. We have all new bedroom and more living room bought patterns for a quilt that we space, especially needed when all the plan to make. We plan to make a kids come home. Joyce said she has block a month. We were glad to have been dreaming of this addition for a our leader, Jane Stalnaker, back. Jan'e long time. had been busy. She has organized a Last Sunday I ate a birthday dinner quilt guild in Ohio and while she and at daughter Marina's house. The oc- husband, Ross were vacationing for casion was grandson Ben's birthday. two months in Flordia, she met with Ben has a new puppy. He named the some other quilters. Jane and Russ dog Billy. Billy is a Mountain Feist spent a month sightseeing in Ala- and Ben has him spoiled. He has bama on their way home. She said she trouble keeping the puppy from fol- had a good winter, lowing him when he goes to college. My Bleeding Heart looks like it LastweeklattendedtheGeneDavis will have a bumper crop of blossoms auction. It was a big sale and lots of and the oriental poppies have big buds people were there. It hink this was the and will soon be blooming. Lots of same house that Tom Reed lived in wildflowers are blooming. I remem- when he taught school at Rosedale in ber seeing wild geraniums, trilliams,, the 1944-45 school year. I remember Phlox, cinquefoil, bluetts, yellow rag- Tom as a history teacher. He would wort, dandelions by the milions, and give us I0 essay questions for a test. lots of violets, chickweed and anemo- We also needed to know lots of dates nes are still blooming. The coltsfoot to go with the answers to get a good are almost done for the year; their grade. seeds are blowing in the wind looking peeeh and Poster Winners. Pat's Pat Ridpath, Burnsville 853-2401 Reunions CORRECTION: (Sorry, I mis- spelled some of the names last week, so thanks to my computer angel, I got the corrections.)Oras Ray McNemar, III and his sister, Sharon Jones, were among those who returned from Iraq. They are the children of Oras Ray, Jr. and Minnie McNemar. All of their children and grandchildren were home. They were: Oras Ray, Trixie, Jordan, and Leslie from Clarksburg and Leslie's boyfriend, Matthew Keller from Spencer; Charles, Linda, Andrew, Allison, and Erin from High Bridge, NJ; Bruce, Dawna and her 3 grandchildren, Peter, Damian, and Kynarose Wilder from Bradenburg, KY; Marilouise, Brian, Johnathan, Sarah, and Benjamin of Burnsville; Sharon and her new husband, Rodney Jones, (they got married in Iraq, re- member), along with Sharon's daugh- ter, Sophia Youngs of Sand Fork; and last, but not least, Jimmie of Burnsville. Pastor Robert Michael and his wife, Yonnie will be missed by the Braxton Seventh-day Adventist Church mem- bers. Saturday, April 24 was their last day. He presented the message and she sang a beautiful hymn. The new pastor, Brian Jones, his wife Eliza- beth and their daughter, Rebecca were also there. A fellowship dinner fol- lowed. Pastor Michael will now have the Summersville, Richwood and Webster Springs churches. Pastor Jones is adding Braxton to his Gien- ville and Spencer churches. It is sad to lawn chair and an appetite and have fun. For additional info, contact Tommy Blake at 853-2386 or email thomasj.blake@ hotmail.con~ Motel information is available, too. Just call Tommy. Sara (Mclntyre, Mrs. Homer) Brown emailed me that the Class of 1954 will meet at the 79'er Restaurant on Saturday, May 29, for lunch. The banquet room is reserved and they will order from the menu. Meet after the parade between 11:30 and 12:00. If you have any questions, contact Sara at P. O. Box 534, Sugarcreek, Ohio 44681, or phone 330-852-4014, or email her at Bring pictures & memories and be prepared to have a good time. The Class of '54 will eat together at the banquet. 50 years! Wow! Besides the special activities listed above, on Saturday, May 29 there will be a parade at 10:00 a.m. that starts at the Oil Creek Bridge and continues to the football field where there is a stage for the small program that fol- lows. Dinner will be served in the cafeteria from 4:00 to 6:00 to those who have sent in reservations by May 15 ($15 per person). Pictures will be shown in the auditorium from 5:30 to 6:00. The business meeting is from 6:00 to 7:00 in the auditorium. From 7:00 to 9:00 there will be a Danny Heater tape, Appalachian Music tape and a gospel sing in the auditorium. From 7:30 to 10:30 there will be danc- see the Michaels go, but we welcome ing to the Oldies Music and visiting the Joneses. He was our pastor at Braxton about ten years ago, so he is not a stranger to us. I promised another Commencement list (from 1949) but with all of the items about the upcoming events in May, I will skip that this week and add it later. Be patient. If any of your friends or family members have a hard time adjusting after combat, p|ease refer them to This is a site that will help with Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Put PTSD in the search window and find the Shad Meshad story. There are many other interesting things at that site. Don't forget to donate to the Meth- odist Church in Burnsville to help them get a new roof, and alsodqna~ to their "Bizarre Bazaar" (rummage and bake sale) to be held from 9 to 4 on May 7 and 8. While you are "spring cleaning," you may find something you no longer need and they can sell. The next Kanawha Alumni Asso- ciation meeting will be held on May 18 so plans can be completed for the Banquet and Reunion. The Class of 1964 will host a cook- out, an informal gathering on Friday, May 28 at 6:30 p.m. on the Burnsville School Football Field. The Legend- ary Fast Freddie from Shelby, NC will be performing various artist imita- tions like Dolly Parton, Cher, Hank Williams, Presley, etc. (Former stu- dents of Burnsville School will pro- GILMER COUNTY SCHOOL AND COUNTY POSTER WINNERS (I- r) Josh Lowther, Morgan Allen, Sydney Pettit, and Rae Anna Lowther. Sydney was a county winner. GILMER COUNTY SCHOOL AND COUNTY SPEECH WINNERS: (I- r) Kay Peggs,GCHS; Daylan Montgomery, William Radcliff: Sand Fork Elem. Daylan and William are school & county winners. with friends in the gym. From 7:30 to 10:30 there will also be square danc- ing and country music in the cafeteria , basement. If you play an instrument and can play country or blue grass, please join in. For dance and music only, it will be $15.00 at the door. Reservations are ,' transferable, but not refundable. Each alumnus may bring four guests, but must accompany the guests. You may pick up your tickets for the dinner and dance in the front hall of the school at 4:00 p.m. If you graduated in a year ending in "9" or "4," these are reunion years, and if your class is planning a reunion, please notify Cherry Dale Ramsey so that your class will be set up in the cafeteria basement. Seating del~nds on notification of reunion. D0n't forget that the Public Library and the U.S. C 'ps of Engineers at the dam will have exhibitions for your Winners: - Brenda McCartney, Daylan Montogmery, William Radcliff enjoyment. These begin May 24 and and Maxine Smith. Brenda, Maxine and Caroline Cusick (not pictured) continue through June 7. The Library will have a reception on May 29 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. with Dr. Harry Wiant, Jr. speaking. Tours of the dam are from 11:00 to 3:00 the same day. If you don't want to miss the fun, send your check made payable to Kanawha Alumni Association to KAA, P. O. Box 324, Burnsville, WV 26335 before May 15. Don't miss it for sure, now don't you dare!! All of your old friends will surely be there!! (By Heather Faison, 2003) were the judges West Fork Gilmer County Winners The West Fork Conservation Dis- trict would like to congratulate the Gilmer County students for their par- ticipation in "The Living Soil" speech & poster contest. Students from all each other, county winners competed with the other county winners at Rob- ert Bland Middle School to determine the West.Fork Conservation District Winners. We are very proud of all our prayers during all her eye surgeries. She has had tw 3 n mjor ey~: surgeries in the last m(ntll, but sle is fine ter Bernadine and son-in-law, Ralph except she is a little weak. Furches; says she hopes to be home in Phyllis also grieves over the loss of two weeks and misses us all. her cousin, Margaret (Reed) Knight Sorry we could not make it to the whom she hadn t seen for many a Gil-Co Faith Pharmacy, grand Open- year, but has been in touch with. Mar- ing, but I am sure it was really nice as garet would have been very happy they have a good business. If you .with her children. Margaret had haven't been there, go out and see planned out what would happen at how nice it is. her passing and her children carried it ,I am sure Spring has sprung. The 4- out to the very letter. H s tulip beds are so pretty and show- People pay for what they do, and still more for what they have allowed themselves to beeome. And they pay for it very simply- by the lives they lead. --James Baldwin i JoAnnWoodyard vide all the entertainment.) Bring a Maranatha! 462-7093 Tulips are blooming- it's Spring Our sympathy goes out to theingred and yellow. Theyenjoy help- Workmans on the loss of their loved ing beautify the community. one, Kenny Workman, and all other Pray fr all the sick and the Trps" families who have lost loved ones. Phyllis Marks would like to ex- Visiting Emylea Shields over the press to all of her friends her appre- weekend were Mr. and Mrs. Roy ciation for all the love, affections and Isenhart of Clarksburg. prayers during all her eye surgeries. I talked to Evelyn Carson on the She has had two major eye surgeries telephone. She is visiting her daugh- ~ in the last month, but she is fine Directly off 1-79 Exit 105, Jane Lew 884-7806 HOUSE OF TUNES i : : ! i Count Top 40 $5.00 Friday APRIL 30TM Saturday $6.00 MAY 1sr ........... ....... :: Charge -- LADIES' NIGHT- .Friday Niglvd . Half-Price Admission for Ladies Dewing the Month of Apri~ except special evrn~. FOR OUR DAD H & T A I S JIOilN W. MOSS He is a good dad. He works all day and sometimes gets called out through the night. He goes and never complains. Our phone rings a lot. People call and ask him to come and unlock their vehicle. He always goes. No matter what the situation is, he goes. He takes his job seriously. He serves and protects our city now, and hopefully our county soon. Our dad is a hard and dedicated worker. After he got off his day shift job, he would go to the ball games and work them tOO. These are the reasons we think our dad would be a good Sheriff for our county.He is honest, and tries to help every- one in need. HE IS A SPECIAL DAD. Political as paid for by the candidate. into .__'. levels entered the contest with students. Doddridge, Harrison and Lewis Coun- Carley Hough was a district winer ties. in the poster contest. Her poster will School winners competed against be in the state competition. 9m on New Easy Wave ii Petunia hanging baskets We also have other hanging baskets, combination planters, shrubbery, perennials and other flowers. Sun. 1-6 p.m. Location: 1000 Feet on Rt. 18 North at West Union Blinking Light Jack and Florence Adams, owners Any person desiring to vote an ABSENTEE BALLOT may contact BEVERLY MARKS, COUNTY CLERK at 462-7641. The first day for EARLY VOTING IN- PERSON in the County Clerk's Office is April 21,2004 through May 8, 2004 and BY MAIL March 30, 2004 through May 5, 2004. Beverly Marks Clerk of Gilmer County Commission