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Page 2B -- The Glenville Democrat/Pathfinder --- Thursday, May 13, 2004 II IIlll II III ' News GeraldineMarks 462-7093 462-7477 ",. - ..... Well Wishes Timbering around the 1900's COOPERAGE TIMBER CO. ON BEAR FORK AROUND 1900 New y creek. I've heard lots of stories about happenings during the time the train travelled up and down Steer Creek. It's graduation time and I have two grandchildren graduating from col- lege. Grandson Matthew Marks graduated from Marshall University with a degree in computer science and granddaughter Rachel Marks graduated from Glenville State Col- lege with a business degree. We had another frost on May 4, my thermometer registered 31 degrees. Son Mike was home turkey hunting and son Tim was over to do some farming. They helped me cover the strawberries. If fogs in Feb. Have anything to do with May frosts I guess wee will have more frosts. The weatherman says the ground is warm enough to plant everything now. My bleeding heart isn't quite as pretty as usual with all the frosts, but iris of many colors are decorating flower gardens. Regina's favorite wildflower the wild iris, or some- times called flags is blooming. My sister Connie's favorite flowers the columbine is also blooming. The col- ERIC & TINA My grandpa Ira Minney 1-5 1881,1 - 14- 1955 called "Papa" by his children and grandchildren spent a lot of his lifetime cutting limber. He loved to "drift" timber to market when water was high in the creeks and rivers. Papa is the third person on the right of log in picture, great uncle Oat Mead- ows is second person on left of the log and Merch Groves is the boy in the background with a water jug on his shoulder. According to Aunt Ina Minncy Cottrill also in the picture are: Nelson Sands, Gray Robinson. Dec Robinson, Parry Cottritl,, Henry Cottrill, and Aristotle Cottrill. Cousin Ruby Meadows gave me this picture and she thought it was taken on Bear Fork. The men were catling staves. In 1900 there was a big market for staves, Gall Miller remem- bered that the Cooperage Timber Co. was making staves to be used making barrels for the Rockerfeller Oil Co. The Elk and Little Kanawha Rail- road sometimes called the "Dickey Train " was built around 1900 to haul the timber and staves to market. It travelled from Frametown to Rosedale, Shock, Tanner, Frozen and Bear Fork. Papa helped build the rail- road tracks, Papa's younger brother Vessie said Papa might have been the strongest man working on the rail- road. Nelson Sands could pick up a rail, but Papa could pick up a rail and take a step with it ...... I don't remrrhbe~ the Elk and Little Kanawha Railroad it was torn down and moved away in 1920. The rail- road bed is still visible in places and there are still some piers along the Happy Couple 'll II I ] I ----II Mr. and Mrs. Charles Gregory of Cedarville and Mr. & Mrs.Rick Tho- mas of Millstone would like to an- nounce the engagement and forth- coming marriage of their children Eric Brandon Gregory to Tina Dawn Tho- mas. He is a 1990 graduate of Gilmer M argar et R ad clill 462 -8250 Mike Wilfong son, JoshuaWilfong Brannon back riding the Senior Van Powerful Storm formerly of Duck Run, was the first she had been under the weather for Gilmer County Boy to lose his life in awhile said she was feeling better I would like to make a correction Center Friday. Mildred Radcliffrode Iraq. Our sympathy goes out to the now since she has been eating several and an apology about my article last the bus for that. She said they had a Wilfong family and other families messes of wild greens, week. It was the Busam twins Lane good time. who have lost loved ones. Visiting Garnet and I Thursday af- and Lanta not the Beeson Twins. I I got my Mothers Day early. Argil I attended the Mothers Day dinner ternoon was a good friend Robert guess my writing is not to easy to came home Friday evening. I was at the Gilmer Co. Senior Center at Cottrill of Buckhannon he had also read. Sorry for the mistake. The twins very happy to see him Glenville Friday it was sure good to visited Ruth Clemons near Glenville had a very happy birthday. Mary and We had quite a storm Friday. It see Ann (Hardman) Hamric at the a friend of the family for years. Deloris Lowther, Amber, Taylor, brought down trees and power lines. Center for the first time also it was A good hint for nausea: Try Chew- Kayla, and Cody Richards. Tommy, Lot's ofwind and hard rain. BearFork goodtoseeVonna(Goodrich) Stewart ing ice chips or sucking on a ginger Angel Bragg and Hannah along with wasreallyhithard.Treesdownevery- and Karen (Cottrill) Hart former candy or sourlemon dropbefore eat- Nanna and Papaw Newman, Pap and where. Normantown School chums, said ing. Sipping flat ginger ale or cola MamawRadcliffwerein attendance. Robert and Sue Hinter had corn- they all enjoyed the nice meal and may also help. All the young ones had a lot of fun. pany from Parkersburg Friday good fellowship and said that they OurgetwellwishesgoouttoHaroldThe Conings Seniors and CEO's evening. Marie Flaherty and Gary would be back, when they got the Marks he had surgery last week and is went out to Weston to eat Friday. Burton spent the night with them. chance. It was also good to have lrene recuperating well I hear. The senior Citizens of Glenville Marie is Sue's Aunt. had their Mother's Day dinner at the Directly off 1-79 Exit 105, Jane Lew 884-7806 HOUSE OF TUNES MOLLOHAN FOUNDATION HONORS 2004 SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS FROM GILMER COUNTY - Hannah Chambers, left, and Jennifer James are congratulated by Congressman Alan Mollohan April 16 when scholarships were awarded to 49 graduating high school seniors and 3 college students from the Robert H. Mollohan Family Charitable Foundation. Gilmer County Senior Center has a new bulletin, outlines many activities The latest bulletin of the Gilmer County Senior Center was recently printed National Honor Roll award Winner The United States Achievement Academy announced today that Jes- sica Allen of Perkins, has been recog- nized for academic achievement as a United States National Honor Roll Award winner, Jessica, whoattends Gilmer County High School, will appear in the United States Achievement Academy Offi- cial Yearbook, which is published nationally. "Recognizing and supporting our youth is more important than ever before in America's history. Certainly, United States Achievement Academy winners should be congratulated and appreciated for their dedication to excellence and achievement," said Dr. George Stevens, Executive Director of the United States Achievement Academy. The USAA National Honor Roll Awards provide honor roll students with many benefits and services and is a great tribute to a student's dedica- tion, talent, and ability. Jessica is the daughter of Randy and Debbie Allen of Perkins. The grandparents are Jerry and Janet Allen of Perkins and Don and Linda Bailey of Normantown. DORINDA POOLE BUCK Dorinda Poole Buck will sing at Tanner High School Alumni meeting Tanner High School Alumni lun- cheon will be held at the Senior Center on May 29. Dorinda Poole Buck will provide special music for this homecoming. Dorinda is the daughter of Nyla and John Poole of Glenville. Nyla is a member of Tan- ner High School's jubilee class be- ing honored this year, and Dorinda umbine is a lovely flower and mailed by the center's staff. It outlines the many activities taking place at _v was graduated from Giimer County Emily Grace Brannon of New Loa- the center, including the schedules for the crafts, computer, and exercise rooms, vrooajora enters High School in 1977. don, Ohiohasanewbrother.Jedidiah as well as the luncheon menus. Dorinda lives in Williamstown Hunter Brannon. He was born on Ifyouareaseniorandweremissed, call the center at 462-5761to get on their Honor Society with her husband Steve and two May 4, Jedidiah and Erfiily Graces mailing list. , ............ sons, Jeremy and Mitchell. She is a Lance K. woooloro, oI tJlenVllle, .... granddaughterDanaandCarenWhiteAlso, ifyouareaseniorandhaventutilizedthenew facility, the management an agri business management and ru- mPaak-Usesecretaryasweitasanme" drove to New London to send a fe~ and staff invite ~ou to tr~ it out. ~ ; ,, . , days witli ~6 ti~.W., baby ~n~ hi~ p~- '~ AlmoSt eightyears ago ~fien the "senior Center s b0ard of direeti~'s deoi'd'e~ ral de~elol~/aent student ifi~h~ West ....... Virginia University Davis College of - U/oe love life? Then do not Agriculture, Forestry, and Consumer eats, Roger and Valeria Brannon. The new baby, parents and grandparents are all doing fine. Dana is recovering from knee surgery, but can still hold the new grandson. County High School. She is a 1997 graduate of Calhoun County High School. An open outdoor wedding will be held at the CalhounkCounty Park Saturday,June 19 at 2prin. A re- ception will follow. to build a rfew center', most l:leople ught that this was just dreaming. Well, the dream came true! The little Gilmer County Senior Center in a very small, remote rural county raised $1.5 million to construct a state-of-the-art facility. The Center's Executive Director Mary Oldaker, President Helen James, the board, staff and volunteers -- all working together in a model of constructive unity -- pieced together the funding via governmental grants and private contributions. The late Fred Killingsworth made the largest single private contribution, U. S. Congressman Alan Mollohan spearheaded the federal government effort and State Senators Joe Minard and Bill Sharpe and State Delegates Brent Boggs and Bill Stemple handled obtaining the state govern- ment grants. I I I Old (Sand ) House' By Phyllis Marks, Glenville Iswingandsingandthinkofthings. But now the house was empty but This poem comes to mind that l started for we three who lived here. several years ago about my little cot- Now on Sunday mornings to church tage home in Sand Fork, West Vir- we were not sent, ginia. But we all three dressed and as a "Tearitdown"thepeoplecried,"its family we went. an eye sore to the town." Now the cottage stood empty for Buttheydon'tseewhatlseeasbacklack of love and care, through the years I look. Why, there is And now the town folk never knew a porch and there is a swing and that happiness lived there. there's a mother with a book.Except for a lone holly tree the lot is Two small girls sit quietly there to very bare, listen to each line. And Sand Fork is a better place for For mother read such lovely things the houses on that street are gone. and she had not the time. There are a few of us who remain, For she was left with the burden of whose memory lingers on .... raising two small girls alone, and of- (Editor's note: The Church of Godis ten to raise money she worked away locatedin thegeneral vicinity of this from home. place to which Mrs. Marks is remi. Many children were raised there niscing.) before us and taught by grandma dear, CARL E. 22 East Main Street Glenville, WV Phone 462-8612 SUMMER HOURS MAY THROUGH SEPTEMBER OPEN BY APPOINTMENT Monday 9 am - 11 am & 4 pm - 8 pm Tuesday 9 am - 11 am & 4 pm - 8 pm Wednesday 4 pm - 8 pm Thursday 9 am - 11 am & 4 pm - 8 prn Friday 9 am - 11 am & 4 pm - 8 pm WALK-IN HOUR Saturday 9 am - noon Sunday 7 pm to 9 pm Closed Every Wednesda Mornin ,-- LADIES' NIGHT "- .Friday Nights - Half-Price Admission for Ladies During the Month of May, except epeeial mats. I Sciences, became a member of Gamma Sigma Delta, the Honor So- ciety for Agriculture, at its annual banquet held April 14. Gamma Sigma Delta is dedicated 1;o the advancement of agriculture in all its phases, the maintenance and improvement of the relations of agri- culture and related sciences to other industries, and the recognition of the responsibilities of those engagecJ in all aspects of agriculture to human- kind. The society seeks to encourage high standards of scholarship and worthy achievements in all branches of the agricultural and related sci- ences as well as a high degree of excellence in the practice of agricul- ture pursuits. Just remember, the only people not making mistakes are those who aren't doing anything. ---Tim W. Welborn squander time; for that's the stuff life is made of. ---Benjamin Franklin The Father Edwin Daschbach, SVD The "Hight" To Take a Life pro-choice position of democratic is a "person" when born but not if he/she had remained in the womb at that age. some- thing magic, .in pro-choice thinking, hap- pens at physical birth, beyond the effOrtS of others to comprehend. But it serVeS nicely to allow abortion, even partial-birth abortion presidential candidates over the years and the same position of their party caused me to change my registration to "Independent? I have never, in my vote-rendering existence, cast one for a pro-choice candidate. Why? ivered scis Because pro-choice is a euphemism for "/ where, as the child is being de, " " rawer your right to take the life of an innocent sors are jammed into the baby's skull, opened human being if you so choose." to enlarge the hole, and then a suction tube Rational thinking is. by many Americans, inserted sucking out the infant's brains. mysteriously jettisoned when the topic of abortion is addressed. The abortion thing exists in a vacuum of human cognition. People speak, or avoid speaking, about it in a way that they address no other subject, lfa candidate for public office were to offer a solution vision for the economy, have it all together as regards defense spending and budget dispersal, give priority place to edu- cation and health programs.., and at the same time take a position favoring the right of citizenry to destroy Jews in their midst (or blacks, or Latinos, or Catholics, or Method- ists, or Baptists), would anyone in his right mind vote for the rogue? And yet when a candidate today offers many positive direc- tions in his run for office, and in the same breath favors the right of mothers and doc- tors to kill the innocent unborn, citizens of this country either don't consider it a "rel- evant" enough issue or, God spare us, vote for him because that candidate is pro choice! Science has put an end to the question of whether the unborn is a human being. That is proven, and is not debated any more. Now it's simply a woman's "fight" to choose to destroy her baby. Or people will substitute "person" for "human being" and - according to their personal theory (note the subjectiv- ity) -judge "person" to he present sometime after (or with) birth. No matter that many children are born before the normal nine months - so that a 7-month premature child When babies survive abortion techniques, doctors like Raymond Showery have been known to simply smother them. when he was convicted of murder for doing so, pro-choice activists outside the courthouse were carry. ing signs saying "Free Raymond Showery., A 2000 Gallup Pole showed g6 percent of Americans favor making abortion illegal ia the third trimester, 63 percent want to ban 24-hour waiting period, educ~tionabut tl~ life home by a pregnant motl'~r (au mgllly reasonable efforts to inform a w .~m ab~ what is inside her), are relentlessly tught ~er, aihe such ef by pro abortionists. They u ,, ,, - forts as "disdaining wornen's tightS, anti. choice extremism." " n hel pr But doesn't legalizeo . " the contrary, tt i~ duce child abuse. On 3 before " " creasesitdramatically. In 197 , -.. ^,, _a~. lion legalization, 167,000 c~,~,v~ Child abuse and neglect were repoa~; ~Y 1987 ~ aIll" there were 2,025,200c es'#,.,,t, ~_1~."t .~,, elt,,'-'~ "~.q-llon increase! The reason: u,,- .. has on a woman's self-~teern' guilt feel. ings, and ability to ha~dle stress (cf. US Dept of Health and 14uwan ~erviees. Can~ta Journal o[ psyc iatry" voL 2,1, 610-620). to task pro~llo. Why do we not call _:,;.._ Ice po:,.,o., sll-- candidates who, by t l~t ":n"" PPort the co,minued deci~ ."2 o "o o t o o = . o o .2-