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Page 2 -- The Glenville Democrat -- Thursday, May 21, 20{)9 ....... 'i! iP ~!!iiii!i ii~iii!i Siii{ii!!! !i OLD HAND AT TRACKING FLOODS -- On Mon., May 4, Tommy Luzader, a life-long resident of Glenville and retired emergency services-county employee, could be seen walking up and down East Main Street all day, checking out the height of the Little Kanawha River. As a person familiar with Glenville's flooding in the past, his trek was understandable, as it was second nature to him -- even in retirement --just like the post office employee who goes for daily walks after retiring. Here, at about 8 p.m., he looks over the water in the lot between the Carl Morris Building and Trezan's on Powell Street. It had gotten into the Nettle's Lot, as well. (Photos on this page by Dave Corcoran, Sr.) i: = :.: i .~ii!i., ~:~,. %iiiill i 'WELCOME TO GLENVlLLE' -- Monday, May 4 wasn't a very friendly, or welcoming, day for visitors to Glenville. In fact, many college students couldn't get to school for their finals (hurrah!), or prison and other store and office employees, to their places of work, due to the high waters throughout the county. All morning and afternoon at Hays City (pictured above), the water from Stewart's Creek kept rising, slowly but surely. Eventually by 8 p.m. at the cresting, the Little Kanawha, whieh Stewart's Creek flows into, edged a little bit over the highway near the Rich Oil and Mountaineer Mart areas, but did not threaten Foodland Plaza. l- I" AT THE END OF THE DAY AND AFTER TAKING FINALS -- Many Glenville State College students and other citizens walked down to the stoplight at Lewis and Main Streets at 8 p.m., as the waters began to recede. Across the street, Pizza Hut had closed early that morning, and employees placed sand bags in front of the doors. Go-Mart, however, didn't close. The strange and rare scene provided many locals with something to look at and talk about. CITY'S STREET DEPT. ON DUTY-- Stanley Starcher, Glenville City's Street Supervisor, was up at 4 a.m. on that Monday morning in order to monitor the rising waters all around the community. In conjunction with the Police Dept.'s observations, they closed off the streets whenever the waters of the Little Kanawha covered them. The first to be closed was River Street, while, later on in the afternoon, Brooklyn Drive was shut down (where this picture was taken). I- , 462-7309 ~ Fax RIVER'S VIEW SUBDIVISION -- At the Little Kanawha River's cresting at 8 p.m., the flood waters hadn't gotten up into the newly developing River's View Subdivision, a project headed up by Glenville State College and several local private investors to Watch Me ..::;::i;b provide modern housing sites for county. The two photos above United Methodist Church's potential home owners in the were taken from the Otterbein cemetery. Grow Child Development Center Governor Manchin Names Watch Me Grow Development Center announces the sponsorship of the Child and Adult Care Food Pro- gram. Child Nutrition Programs are avail- able to all children. In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Depart- ment of Agriculture (USDA) policy, this institution is prohibited from dis- criminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability. To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, Longtime Administrator Governor Joe Manchin appointed administration and the people of West SW, Washington, DC, 20250-9410, Harry Bergstrom as deputy chief of Virginia well," Manchin said. or call toll free 866-632-9992. TDD staff for the Manchin administration. Bergstrom is a native of Upshur users can contact the USDA through Bergstrom, a longtime Division of Cotinty. He received a bachelor's de- local relay or the Federal Relay at Highways administrator, has worked gree in business administration from 800-877-8339 or 866-377-8642. in a variety of state government roles West Virginia University in 1975. USDA is an equal opportunity pro- the past 31 years. "I am very excited to have this vider and employer. He most recently served as the as- opportunity to serve with our gover- Eligibilityforfreeandreducedprice sistaritdirectoroftheDivisionofHigh- nor in making the State of West Vir- meal reimbursement is based on in- ways' Right of Way Division. ginia the very best it can possibly be," come scales effective through June "Harry has a passion to move this Bergstrom said. 30, 2009. Meals will be provided at no state forward. I believe that his time Bergstrom will officially begin his separate charge at, Watch Me Grow spent in state government and the new role as deputy chief of staff on Child Development Center, 45 Elm knowledge and experience that he has March 16. St., Glenville, WV., 26351. gained over the years will serve my