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l)age 4A The Glenville Democrat Thursday, June 4, 2009 High School graduation highlights Gilmer's weekend cont'd ... Continued from page 1A QQQ in that the Mary Babb Randolph Cancer Center at WyU was sponsoring this Continued from Page 1A Continuing, shedescribed."Asyou etc. the school has produced), so who have the security of each other, our van, not Minnie Hamilton. For more details, see the related story about being an innovative principal, ad- go into the world, you'll always re- knows what the future will hold for teachers and school." "Bonnie's Bus" on page 5B. We editors regret these errors, and wish the two organizations well. DHC, dressed the class: "You are the 41st member your hometown; it's where you?" The school's Damon West Gym classtograduatefromGilmerCounty thepeoplereallycareaboutyou.You'll Onamoresoberingfarewell, Beth waspackedfortheannualgraduation. FEMA in Gilmer looking for damages High School. Your families are proud always carry Gilmer County andAnn Moyers remarked, "We (the se- Afterwards, areception took place A field team of Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA) of your achievement tonight, so up- GCHSclosetoyourheart. Ourgradu- niors) now haveto stop whining and in the high school's Commons Area personnel are currently combing the six-county region in Central West plaud them." ates are doing many fine things (she start working to make a good future for the new graduates, their families Virginia. with Giimer County being one of them. (Astandingovationbytheseniors.) then enumerated the doctors, lawyers, for ourselves. Aflertonight, wewon't and friends. BillLindsey,apublicaffairsofficerwhowasrecentlyinGlenville, explains the reason of the survey is to assess the damages done by recent storms and floods. Gilmer County's BOE frustrated by SBA's inaction cont'd In addition to Gilmer County, the other counties being assessed are eoe Calhoun, Wirt, Roane, Lewis and Upshur. "Two teams are out in the field, with their primary objective being to vistt Continued from Page 1A Mrs. Nasia Butcher. Principal of Delegations flagrant waste." the sites identified by the state and federal government that were hit hard by Blankenship, retired former Gilmer and Gilmer County High School and Chair- Ms. MelissaJedamskiwasaskingwhat She called a question, which was a the recent storms and floods." he explained two weeks ago, noting that they Calhoun Co. HOE Superintendent. will person for the CEFP Committee. told could bedoneto assurethat the Sand Fork paragraph heading from the last HOE were particularly interested in finding any roads or public buildings that were come "on-board" in a consulting position Board members that she was aware of Elementary's children have a school to article, a "serious accusation." for Gilmer County. They will contract approximately 10 acres of land available attend. ShesuggestedthattheBoardmight Dr. Mark Manchin. the state's SBA day, aged. him. and pay him. out of their office, for building a new school. That property put modulars units or trailers in, just as head. was in Glenville. specifically to After their review of this region, they'll make recommendations to Gover- Will the meadow of the Arbuckle is within the corporate limits of Glenville. they had done for Normantown. meet with Mr. I.L. "Ike" Morris. This was nor Joe Manchin. who. then. has the option of requesting a declaration of public Estate be the New School Site?and she answered specifically that it did Next to speak was Mrs. Desi Garrett. a prior to the resounding no given by the assistance to the federal government to start-up the recovery programs, Mr. [ntheCEFPCommittee's meetingpre- not flood. She. also. added that the SBA former teacher and HOE reform activist. SBA to the Normantown project: how- Lindsey noted. vious to the HOE's public assembly, they would undoubtedly, and immediately, She spoke from handwritten notes, be- ever, not one of the HOE members seems If any Gilmer Countian sustained losses or damages from these recent specifically discussed one vs. two new fund a one-school plan. ginning her remarks with "I Have a to know the details of that meeting, natural disasters, he or she may be eligible for federal aid. Call 1-800-621- schools for the county. Board President Starkey asked her what . Dream"-type speech, but went on to at- Mrs. Garrett spoke plainly to the Board FEMA (3362) for more information or to report your damages. The Committee decided that if a bond had changed the SBA's mind about fund- tempt to criticize BOE President Starkey, on her views concerning a wide variety of For the speech and heating impaired, call: TrY: 1-800,462-7585, or log- ran. which would most likel} be needed, ing a school in Gilmer County. Mrs. suggesting that Gilmer County's students issues. In the end, she did congratulate the that a new Major Needs Project needs to Butcher's reply was that she had no idea: deserved better. Board on hiring Mr. John Bennett. as the on to: www.fema.gov (then, click on "Apply for Assistance." be presented to the SBA. however, they had told her that they deft- Mrs. Garrett called asking for a new new Superintendent for Gilmer County's When applying for disaster assistance, please have the following informa- nitely want to do something here. bond from Gilmer County's citizens "a schools, tion available: Social Security number (including the spouse's); private insur- Moving to regular business ance information, if available: address and zip code of the damaged property; The Board again discussed what could directions to the damaged home or property; and daytime telephone number. be done about setting progress in motion In a final note. he adds. "Disaster recovery assistance is available without New York and Vermont lead the United States in maple syrup production, but the Canadian province of Quebec for the Sand Fork and Troy schools' struc- regard to race, color, sex. religion, national origin, age, disability, economic produces more maple syrup than all 50 states put together, tural deficiencies. They resoundingly status or retaliation." Moreover. if you feel that you've been discriminated agreed they must do something, but the against, contact FEMA at 800-621-FEMA to report it. Finally, if you see any ,.~ Board's actions toward remedying those problems are stymied by the wait for suspicious abuses of FEMA programs, please call the fraud hotline at 1-800- qualified engineering inspections. 323-8603. ~[re= ~,onor ~oll of ~'~usine.~ ~ ~r4esslonol ~Th~ve.rs The following individuals or businesses want you readers to have a ready reference to them. via their Business Cards. As a result, mr "Gilmer Go-Getters" Honor Roll of area shops and offices was created to fill that need. When you have time, or if you need one of their products and/or services, just stop by and say, "Hello! I saw your Business Card in the Gienviile newspapers, so I know that I am at the right place at the right time." Area shoppers, enjoy this special section of our newspaper! ROSHELLS & COLLECTIBLES UES * Layaways available NEW Ashley 145 MAIN AVE. WESTON OPEN MON-SAT 9-5, SUN 1-5 PM FREE GIFT W/$100 PURCHASE 304-269-2877 kOlll|l I[lemo melllle211dllSO Off Newmrr/mls tot S#rlmg a S=mmK! "lJyaway s Now awallaMo " Make your money go further at Fashions Discount Accepting WV Clothing Vouchers & EBT Cash Cards Regular Hours: Mon.-Sat., 9-5; Sun., 12-5 160 MAIN AVE. Woston - 269-5270 Best Care Pharmacy Open House: this Sun., May 3, 1-3 p.m. (Under new ownership) . 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Continued from page 1A who has become very active in down- before the election (Read the Page 3A ' town revitalization affairs, points out that Mrs, Smarr has been "Missing In Policy), we editors felt it necessary to Action" (M.I.A.) from the various afford Mrs. Smarr a response in this improvement committees and their news story. In her advertisement. Ms. Allman, meetings. She lists Mrs. Smarr's ab- GCHS graduate makes for 'shining example' for folks This young gentleman is a fine carpen- ter, purposeful and driven in all that he has set his hands to. as well as his mind. Weston Slaid Hershey. of Cox's Mill, graduated from GCHS with the Class of 2009. Graduating with High Honors. and holding a grade point average of 3.69. he also collected many achievement awards. They are as follows: Excellence in Aca- demics Award: Bronze Medal at the Skills USA State Carpentry Competition: Na- tional Technical Honor Society Member: Ronald Blankenship Academic Award for Building Construction Education at the C-GCC: Gilmer FFA Forestry Team Member. placed 10th out of 21 teams from all over West Virginia; graduated from the Calhoun-Gilmer Career Center, with two years in Building Construction Education; and,received the Earl J. Gainer Vocational Student of the Year Award. Weston Hershey, along with Zack Cosner. were commissioned to build the new wooden flower boxes to help beau- tify downtown Glenville. These boxes are slated to be finished prior to the Folk Festival. Weston has grown up in Gilmer County, son of Wendell and Sandra Hershey. His fondest hobbies are fishing, wood working, hunting, and riding motorcycles; however, he works as hard as he plays. Congratulations Weston ! WESTON HERSHEY sence from the Sidewalk Street Gang, the FRN Grant meetings, the Com- munity Design Team's (CDT) visit and public information sessions, and has not allegedly participated in any other downtown improvement initia- tive. To the contrary, Mrs. Smarr, who has sat on the City Council for four years, denies that she's been Missing In Action. "I've been there at the Coun- cil, and have defended these down- town revitalization and beautification efforts of our citizens," she asserts, 'Tm for the Street Gang and Dilapi- dated Buildings proposals, have lis- tened to their representatives explain the projects, and have spoken in their favor on the Council. even though some councilpersons haven't." ,,Continuing, she stresses, "I am a Gilmer County resident, and have been all of my life. I want what is best for the city and the county, so I won't play games, like Ms. Allman, with our people. I have the best interests of our people at heart, and I thank The Glen- ville Democrat/Pathfinder for giving me the opportunity to respond to these false accusations." To-date, this newspaper hasn't re- ceived any information on the write- in Candidacy of the third hopeful for the mayor's post, Mr. Joe Putnam, a local businessman. The city's General Election will take place all day on next Tues., June 9 at the City Hall. Also, sample bal- lots for this election can be found on page 4B. I __ ies: C Yourmorningcoffeecouldbegood coloncancerandcirrhosisoftheliver. 20 percent daily consumption rate caffeinated city in the country is would be the most difficult caffeine cologyandthedirectorofthelnstitute for more than an a.m. pick-me-up. It as well as lift your mood. treat head- Thesurvey, called the HealthSaver Tampa, followedbySeattle.Chicago, product to give up. But then again, for Coffee Studie~. Vanderbilt Uni- might also help your health, aches and even lower risk of cavities. 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