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Page 14 The Glenviile Democrat -- ]'hursday, ~Vlay 21, 2009 Judge Gary L. Johnson is sched-child welfare system in West Vir- uled to receive the 2009 g]nia. The West Virginia Court Im- Commissioner's Award from the Fed- provement program is .a multi-disci- eral Administration on Children• plinary group funded by the federal Youth and Families on Thursday,AdministrationforChildrenandFami- April 2.2009.during the Seventeenth lies and the Supreme Court of Ap- National Conference on Child Abuse peals of West Virginia. and Neglect in Atlanta. Judge Johnson also is a member of Theprestlgiousawardisgiveneach the Commission to Study the Resi- year to one person m each state and dential Placement of Children. which United States territory in honor of his isled byWestVirginiaDepartmentof or her significant contribution to the Health and Human Resources Secre- prevention ofchild abuse and neglect, tary Martha Walker. Judge Johnson will receive the According to Jason Najmulski, award during a ceremony and private Commissionerofthe Bureau forChil- reception beginning at 6 p.m at the dren and Families within the DHHR, Marriott MarquisImperialBallroom. Judge Johnson deserves this award. 265 Peachtree Center Avenue NE. in His leadership and his willingness to Atlanta. work within the system to achieve Judge Johnson serves in the Twenty- positive outcomes will benefit the chil- Eighth Judicial Circuit of Nicholas drenofWestVirginia, especially those County. He also is chairman of the children who need a little extra help West Virginia Court Improvementand guidance for years to come. Program Oversight Board• which has Supreme CourtAdministrator Steve led multiple initiatives to improve the Canterbury said. "The award acknowl- Senator John D. (Jay) Rockefeller of watching helplessly as his mother "Hehadalwaysbeensuchapeople- edges what we in West Virginia have and Mrs. Sharon Rockefeller were suffered from Alzheimer's disease, magnet, so perhaps the most difficult long known, that Judge Johnson's honored with the Sargent and Eunice For the first time, Mrs. Rockefeller transition was the realization that he absolute dedication to children, his Shriver Profiles in Dignity Award at spoke publicly about her father, couldn't be out in crowds. During common sense approach to issues, the National Alzheimer's Associa- former Senator Charles Percy, and that time, we never knew-what to and his depth of knowledge of the law tion Gala. This award recognizes their the devastating long goodbye so many expect. I call it "descending the stair- are unexcelled. He does all ofus in the work in promoting greater understand- experience when losing a parent to case," because with each downward Court system proud. He's clearly one ing of Alzheimer's disease and its this tragic disease• step like taking away the car keys of our best." effectsondiagnosedindividuals, fami- From Senator Rockefeller's re--- there is no turning back...1 visit OnOctober9,2008,JudgeJohnson lies and caregivers, marks: him often, and he's still the same receivedthe"ExtraMileAward" from Inmemory of SenatorRockefeller's "l amjust like so many of you in the sweet, deeply religious man he al- the West Virginia Children's Justice mother, theRockefeller family formed audience who have been deeply af- ways was, with a corepresence that's Task Force• He also has been recog- the Blanchette Rockefeller Neuro- fected by watching helplessly as a as magnetic as ever. I am so very nizedbytheNicholasCountyFamily sciences Institute (BRNI) in loved one suffers from Alzheimer's. proud to have spoken on his behalf Resource Network and Nicholas/ Morgantown. The Institute special- Formeitwasmymother. Motherwas tonight, as only a daughter can about Webster Foster Parent Association izes in targeted research, drug discov- an extraordinary woman graced with her father." forhiscommitmenttofindingperma- cries, and di'agnostic andbrain sci- beauty, elegance, astrongworkethic, Also in attendance were Buffalo nent. safe homes for abused and ne- ence technologies, and a great love of music. And it Bills wide receiver Terrell Owens. glected children• He has been declared The Rockefellers both gave accep- was all just taken from her...l'm here actress Lea Thompson, commentator an "Angel in Adoption" by the United tance remarks at the Gala, held on to tell you that I will spend as long as Chris Matthews, and French Ambas- States Congress and the Congressional Wednesday, March 25, 2009• Senator it takes ~o find a cure. " sador Pierre Vimont. Coalition on Adoption Institute. Rockefeller spoke of his personal story From Mrs. Rockfeller' s remarks: Judge Johnson is the father of five children and resides with his wife. Susan. in Richwood. The water clock, which recorded time by measuring water escaping from a vessel, was pxobably invented by Plato about 400 B.C. and was used in Athens to regulate the length of speeches in law courts. F FIND GREAT DEALS AND SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL BUSINESSES!! Looking for great deals on buying or selling merchandise? Needing a special service ? Wanting to buy a home in Gilmer County, or in this region? You can find anything you want on this Regional Marketplace page, or on one of the other pages in the Glenville Democrat/ Pathfinder! p l l °lm l l l l l~ l l l l l l l l l l l l l Ill! 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