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GeraldineMarks 462-7477 HOME - This is a picture of the home of and Family in 2000. day home of Jess and Lona also sold gasoline. rnp)Marks. The gasoline was pumped by hand Brax- into a big glass bowl on top of the and Arabell pump, then run by gravity into the e.They alwaysautomobile. raised lots of In the late 1930's, Jess and Lona Was the Crooked moved to Rosedale and located their years, store there. The Progress Post Office ;ed Fork closed, and. if I remember correctly, the Perkins and Gassaway mail carri- the mail car-ers met somewhere and exchanged many regula- mail. Leonard wore The Rexroad Rosedale store was a he was a huge success and the Rexroad rode to and children could attend the RosedaleJr. no High School and stay home. Had they SOmetimes he l i ved on Crooked Fork, the high sc hool Sometimes, children would have had '.o stay m :fffice Gassaway to attend high school. I ered guess the businessgenespasseddown 3 and delivered tothe Rexroadchildren.Ason, Kenny, one dol- has had several businesses in Gassaway and now sells building sup- plies in the old Brown's Store above and Lona Gassaway. Anotherson, Harold, lives this house, in Sutton and has been involved in timber and sawmilling. Harold's son, children. Michael, is the owner of the big bout Michael Motors car sales near home, is Gassaway. Ralph and I and several of our children have bought new cars coun- and trucks at Michael Motors. has been Most of us will be having company beside during the Memorial Holidays. We will need to get out our big cooking the store, pots. It's always so much fun to visit mthestore, but with the children and grandchildren. office and This weekend, the Normantown we High School Alumni will hold it's annual reunion. Former school stu- 'rater, Morn dents will come from far and near to the reunion. There will be a few in- One win- conveniences because of the flood, .~ls- but I'm sure everyone will enjoy the the rifle cost day. I hear the 1953 Normantown le High School Class will have dinner to trade and celebrate in the lunch room the. and Dad evening of May 23. n they The death angel has been around. Ruby Jones, a granddaughter of gristmill on Crooked Fork Pioneers, LeviNewtn und andSamanthaEmilyMreDbbins' ground into died. Ruby's parents were Morgan Dyer "Tom" and Rose Dobbins. Ruby 'heal would grew up on Crooked Fork. She was a get corn widow of Corb Jones, but in recent job. years, lived beside herdaughter Helen of most Butler near Sutton. N( JoAnnWoodyard 462-7093 Applebutter soon: that the 4-Hand Mrs Frank Postalwait, Cory and r applebutter, Sonja Richardson last week one day. all Mr and Mrs. Mike Butler of Ohio visited Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Moss hopefully and family last week. I hear Mary Smoot's house is com- ing along nicely and we will all be and Tulsa anxious to see her pretty new home. tw~tek Sorry I didn't have much news, I was busy getting ready for the the revival Cedarville School Reunion. a few Helpful Hints: Use a metal ice tray s. divider tocut biscuits in a hurt3'' Press into the dough, and biscuits will .sepa- rate at dividing lines when baked. Evelyn Car son 462-8828 the COvered Baldwin Ann King, Villers, Kit Mes- back to normal Church of Christ for that signed card that was sent to me. The Oak Grove Methodist Church. The Dawson Church and other churches that sent cards and the nice card and Evel3 all that signed it at the Senior Center ~) lford, and all that helped in any way" I als and a good want to thank my daughter and her husbund for coming in and helping Thursday me and for all the phone calls. Also ~'ere Maxinethanks to Frank Richards taking care of my chickens and Roger Wcese Weese, for mowing and his wife helped me one day, so God bless all of you. Friday My son, Jewell Carson, came in tt Monday to see me. also my daugh- Frank tcr in Floridacallcd me. it looks like ~pe we are going to have more rain. So long until next time. Hope things will be better then! cancer survivors, Survivers' Walk just fantastic! I ! &LUMNUS OF THE YEAR Normantown 'Alumnus of the Donald Norman. Itive son Donald Noman was a son of Coy and Minnie (Miller)Norman. He was born at Sh~w,:k, WV on Mar. 17, 1930. He attended the Shock One R~m School for grades one through seven and Normantown School eight through twelve, graduating in 1949. Don married Nona Mac Sams at Lagrange, Indiana on Nov., 2 I, 1954. Nona was a daughter of Alfred and Frona (Samples) Sams and was born at Procious in Clay County, WV on Nov. 19, 1933. Don worked in different industrial jobs in Ohio before joining the Elyria Fire Department as a paid profes- sional fireman Jul. 16, 1956. He was promoted to Lieutenant in Dec. 1967, to Captain in Oct. 1970, to Assistant Fire Chief in Feb. 1976 and the Fire Chief in 1980. He retired in Aug. 1983. At the same time, Don was Fire Chief in Elyria, Don Varner, from Troy. was the Police Chief. These Gilmer County boys do well. During Don's Fire Service Career, he attended several seminars, short courses, and work shops presented by "['he Ohio Industrial Commission, The Ohio State Fire Marshall's Office, The National Fire Protection Agency, The Underwriters Laboratories, The In- surance Services Office, The Federal ! -Donald Norman is chosen as the Year.' Pictured above are Nona and Bureau of Investigation, and The U.S. Army Ordinance Department. His training involved fire fighting tactics, fire fighting organization, fire ~vice supervision, identification and han- dling of hazardous materials, survey- ing buildings and structures for life and fire hazards and many other mat- ters. Ekm received an Associate in Fire Science Degree from Lorain County Community College in 1975. Don has been a HAM radio opera- tor for many years. He has helped pass messages around the country in emergency situations where other communication was not available at the time. He has helped train many others in HAM radio operation. He has worked with The Tornado Group in Ohio to help alert people in timeof danger. Don has always been willing to do anything he could to help the Alumni. He has been President of the Alumni Association and is currently Vice President. Since retirement, Don and Nona have spent an average of one week each month at their place on the Right Fork of Steer Creek in Gilmer County. ~'s hobbies are Amature Radio and Genealogy. Check his genealogical material, at www.hackerscreek.com. Hands at Thursday, May 29, 2003 -- The Gienville Democrat/Pathfinder --_ Page 7 Pat's Pat Pddpath, Burnsville 853-2401 During the month of April, the Hands of Pride Daycare center had the opportunity to open it's doors to the college community. Glenville State College teaching candidates vis- ited the center and worked with the children as a requirement for their Education 2 i 8 class. The GSC teaching candidates worked closely with the staff to imple- ment small group lessons in the areas of language, math, creative arts, and Reunions, Passings, Children's Books I am too tired and happy tonight to ate, calls her quite often and is always tell about the wonderful Burnsville glad to hear news from home in the Alumni Reunion that is still going on Chats. He says hello to all his friends as I write this tonight. My comments and relatives. He lives in the state of will have to wait until next week. Just Washington. this one thing: Betty (Graft) Pulliam Toni Wine reminds us to remem- saidthat her husband, Kenny,(both of ber Father's Day on June 15. She them were my classmates), likes to get says Happy Birthday in June to her the county paper and see what"Chatty sister, Veronica Wine, her aunt, Patty" has to say. That is Kenny's WandaSingleton, hercousin,Natalie name for me. I got a good laugh out of Wine and her uncle, Jerry Wine. Also that. Happy Birthday to Joanie Riffle, Bar Imentionedsadgoodbyeslastweek, Holcomb, David Harris, Dawn but those were folks who are merely Brown, Betsy Cogar, Matthew retiring, movingon.Wewishwenever Lemon, Diane Martin. The Braxton had to say the sad goodbyes for this County Special Olympics are going week! Pat Westfall of Weston with to the State Summer Games June 6, whom I worked at Sharpe Hospital 7, and 8 in Morgantown. just retired about six weeks ago and A portion of an article in the Dc~ died in her sleep. (That is the way I cember t3, 1928 High School paper, want to die ifl am given a choice.) We THE REED, by my father, Harry are very sorry to lose her, and sad- Wiant, states"Wheredoweexpectto dened that she enjoyed her retirement find beauty? It was not intended that only a short time. Ben Morrison, a each person travel many thousands dear friend and valuable citizen of of miles to get a glimpse of wonder,, Burnsville, also died. Helen Conley, of nature. Open youreyesand look at whom we all knew as our friend and the great masterpiece of nature. helper at Marple's Store died. We will Beauty is all around us if we but look miss her. Why is it that I see most of for it and quit blundering through the my friendsat funeralsanymore? Don't world walking right over beauty and tell me it is something to do with my not noticing it. Too many persons own advancing years! have been disappointed after spend- I could not attend the funeral of Pat, ing fortunes to see the beauties of the nor Helen, but I did attend Ben's. world. We can spend a lifetime ex- There were many beautiful memories ploring the wonderful masterpieces shared about this special man whose around us and still not see a traction keen sense of humor and his feeling of of it." That is SO like my dad! Thank responsibility to his church, his pas- youMary Betty(Kidd)Peak forbring- tots, his community and his friends mg us this old, old school paper. make him a hero in disguise. Isay"in Do you have some children's disguise" because many never real- storybooks your family has out- ized his unique qualities andcontribu- grown'? I read in Guideposts of a tions. My own son, hurting from los- wonderful project started by Jana inghisdadduetoourdivorce, worked Minor called "Aunt Mary's for Ben one summer when he was 16. Storybook Project" alter her own He was very shockedto hear of Ben's aunt who read to her and her sis- death and only then, in retrospect, did ters. She was looking for a way to he come to see what an influence for help prison inmates who were the gyod that Ben had been in his life. mothers of young children. '[hose He wrote a poignant email about this, women, separated from their chil- which l shared at the funeraI. Benwas dren, are given recording equip- not one of those long-faced, gloomy ment and storybooks so that they Christians. His service wasone of joy can read and record them, send and was done humbly without fanfare, them home to their children, and "His eyes how they twinkled, his create a communication that may dimples how merry." He will truly be help the children feel less aban- missed, doned, therefore improving their For those interested in the reenact- chances to adjust more healthfully ment that is held at Bulltown, thedates to the situation. If you want more are October 16- 17 this year. Martha information about this, log on to (Brown) Taylor shared this informa- www.guideposts.com, or get in tion with me. She also said that Will- touch with meand I will f.;ontaet, iam Jones, a Burnsville High gradu- them for you. play. i i i Thesupponiveandcaringenviron-I'm sitting here Thursday evening Also, the arm that he broke is still ment of the center, the friendly staff waiting for Jay and Argii to come giving him problems. made the time spent there more than home for supper. I happened to think Last weekend was a busy one,Class just a field experience; it was an ad- I got Monday off, so that means no reunions, and decoration tot Memo- venture into the world of young chil- mail. rial Day. dren. I had better get the news written. Next weekend is high school gradu- We would like to send a Hands of Jimmy and his family were over for ation, Saturday at 7:30 p.m. at the Pride THANK YOU to Miss Valerie a little while last Saturday. It was sure high school. Mullins and Miss Barbra Mitchell. good to see them, even though l had to Wednesday evening was the FFA GlenvilleStateCoilegedidawonder- leave and go with the evening mail. Banquet. It was a very nice evening. fui job! Robert Flesher is still in the hospi- Good food was served and lots of Reunion 2003 ,a, He is not doing much better. It awards given out. Everyone seemed seems he can't get his strength back. to have a good time. Brooks and Rebecca lived on Bear Run until 1924 where they raised a family of nine children. Their children's names were: Zella Pathena, Violet Susanna, Daisy Grace, John Stump, Irma Maria, Goida Kate, James Isaac, Charles Fredrick and Bernard Brooks. All lived to adulthood, mar- rying and raising families of their own, except Daisy Grace who was killed in a farm accident on Bear Run at age i !. The family has now scattered through out much of the United States with members living in Text, Col., GA., FL, NM, Tenn., Ind., Ohio and WVa. Many plan their vacations each year in June, so they may attend the Bond Reunion. Last year's reunion held in Larue, Ohio, was attended by 57 family members. The family extends an invitation to all our relatives living in the area to join us at the Cedar Creek State Park Recreation Building for our reunion. Bring a favorite covered dish if you wish; meat, soft drinks, plates, etc., will be provided by the family. On Sun., June 8, 2003, the descen- dants of Brooks Bently Bond and Rebecca Bernice (James) Bond, will gather at Cedar Creek State Park, near Glenville for their annual "Bond fam- ily reunion." The Bond family traditionally has a reunion each year on the second Sun- day in June, and have met continu- ously on that date somewhere, since 1948. This year, the family wanted to bring the reunion back to Gilmer County where "Brooks & Rebecca" first met, were married and started their family 99 years ago on June 15, 19 . Rebecca was the daughter of Elben J. James and Susanna (Stump) James. Both the James and Stump families were early pioneering families in Gilmer County. Brooks came to Gilmer County from Sycamore in Calhoun county. He was a school teacher, and is cred- ited with teaching ten terms at the former Peach Tree (one room) School on Steer Creek. The Best in Italian & American Food Tues.-Wed.-Thurs. from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Fri. & Sat. from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sun. & Mon. - Closed Daily Specials & Fresh Baked Goods. ! i i ~ ,,i ,,,[t ff , II II Ill I ,, i, ii1,1 i i i~ i i i i ii i Margaret Radcliff 462-8250 A UTO DETAILING "Detailing At Its Fi ne st" Professional Services Offered: Wash Only, Inside Cleam'd, Wax, Steam ~ats, Steam Carpet, Engine Cleaned~ * Call for an appointment' Mon. - Fri. ,, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. P.O. Box 159. Gienville, WV 26351. (304) 4624881 .Are you Due your Annual Pap Smear, Breast Exam, or Mammogram, but just can't afford it. Maybe We can help! CALL: 'Gilmer Co. Health Dept. 462-7351 Take Care of YOURSELF ..You rve it. This program is supported by funds frown WV B rezcst and CervicM Cancer Screening Program in txK pemtion with the CIr.