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P~ge 6 -- The Gienville Democrat/Pathfinder-- Thursday, June 10, 2004 L Shindaiwa & / Brush Cutters Store Hours: 8-5 Mon.-Fri. 8-3 Sat. 462-5631 W. Ma n t Continued from Page 1 Center's Flower Committee, and the Community's A nti-Litter Campaigns. Finally, she enjoys her member- ship and the fellowship available in the Kanawha Drive CEOS and, last but not least, the Gilmer County Democratic Women. The former group proposed her to be this year's County Belle, while the latter group honored her in 1998 as "Outstanding Democrat of the Year" -- both of which she considers her greatest hon- ors. In socializing with the other Belles from around the state at next week's Folk Festival, Louella, who makes friends easily, expects to be explain- ing much about the assets of Gilmer County. "I want everyone to be aware of how very important Glenville State College is to the continued well-be- ing of Gilmer County and Central West Virginia," she affirms. Likewise, she sees much value for all to be touched by "the beautiful and serene Cedar Creek State Park for a camping vacation, a picnic or sight-seeing tour." Recalling her native roots, she'll urge the Belles to visit Job's Temple Church which "holds a special place in my heart, as I was raised nearby on a farm." In fact, her late father, Albert Maxwell, attended the Church's an- nual August Homecoming almost every year from its beginning until [us death. "His mother, Ella Max- well, was one of the charter restorers of the church in the 1930s, was an originator of the annual Homecom- ing, and our family donated the land for the cemetery," she relates with satisfaction. Of another historical place, she'd like the Be~|es to tour the Holt House Museum in Glcnville which is oper- ated by the county's Historical Soci- ety. "Our rich history is being pre- served there," she outlines. Finally, she wants everyone to have fun at this year's Folk Festival. "In volunteering at the Country Store Museum, I know the importance of the Folk Festival in preserving our rich, rural heritage," she observes. "I'd like for this festival to contin ae for future generations, and the other Belles can be a part of this preserva- tion effort. They should enjoy our state's traditional music, dancing, storytelling and other events." Although living most of her life in Giimer County, except for a couple of short stints in Ohio, her resume shows a broad background in many of life's most crucial career and personal en- richment areas. She earned her high school diploma at the old Tanner School in three years with a 4.0 grade point average, took business classes at Glenville State and the Calhoun- Gilmer Career Center, worked as a supervisor at Rubber Fabricators, Inc., and was a teacher's aide for three years. Then, the political bug bit her, tak- ing a job as Assistant to the Gilmer County Clerk for the next 12 years. Then, alter winning the 1980 election for County Clerk, she began those 18 years of public service in that office, starting on January 1, 1981. In toto, she merited three consecutive terms from the voters before retiring on December 31, 1998. Just because she's always been ca- reer and civically active, however, doesn't mean that she doesn't value her family. She's the daughter of the late Albert and Eva Spencer Max- well, and her family's ancestors in- cluded a "Who's Who" of Gilmer County personages, namely Goffs, Riddles, Woofters, Maxwells and Stal- nakers. Her family enlarges when adding in her own immediate offspring, be- ing the proud mother of three chil- dren; grandmother of six; and great- grandmother of one. Her husband, the late Lyonel Stal- naker, also a Gilmer County native, served as a U. S. Marine in World War II and was a logger by occupa- tion. He died on January 28, 1969, so Louella has been a widow ever since. Never letting this circumstance get the best of her, tl~ough, sbe's,~ys" been cheerful when meeting the pub- lic in the County Clerk's Office, check- ing in donors at the regular county Red Cross Bloodmobile or wherever else she's helping out. Also, she's been noted for her dry humor in telling some family jokes at local social oc- casions on her two beloved sisters, Janice Miller and Mary Ann Rada- baugh. In addition, she's always ready to talk about the accomplishments of her three adult children: Gary Stal- naker, Karen Phillips and Kevin Stal- naker. Or, her six grandchildren: Tif- fany Newbold, Monique Phillips, Damond Phillips, Matthew Stalnaker, I DO0 Michelle Stalnaker (the latter pair youngergenerationofwomen, hermain being twins) and Bryson Stalnaker. advice is as follows: "Plan your life as She also voices a new joy in her first if you are going on a long trip, because great-grandson, Owen Conner youare. Start by getting a good educa- Newbold, the son of Tiffany and Eric tion, so that you will have the tools to Newbold, of Morgantown. build a good life for yourself and your Most appropriately, she'll be helped family. And, when you start building attheFolkFestivalbydaughter, Karen your life in the working world, start Phillips, of Barbour County. "We'll planning another trip into your golden be companions at Pioneer Village years of retirement. And, as you wind where all of the other Belles will be alongthepathoflife, remember,'Ajob staying," she explains. "In that way, I well done need never be done again' won't miss out on any of the social and to "Do unto others as you would and educational activities that are have them do unto you.'" planned by Glenville State College The Golden Rule has served for the Belles. Besides, this will be a Glenville'sLouellaMaxwellStainaker good mother-daughteractivity--one well, because that color has radiated that we'll fondly remember for years from her heart and soul to lighten up to come." the lives of hundreds of people with Although Louella has many sug- whom she has come into contact over gestions to attain success for the the years. , ........ Area Briefs cont'd ... Continued from Page I CANA to visit Gilmer again in July A new graduate student team from the Center for Appalachian Network Access (CANA) is currently being formed at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh. And, for three weeks in July, they'll be coming to Glenville to continue coordinating, installing, implementing and educating the community on the proposed wireless broadband Internet access project. The program, underwritten by a joint $250,000 grant from the Appalachian Regional Commission and Benedum Foundation, aims to make Glenvill "a first" in the Appalachian Region for having affordable wireless broadband access. "This is the mother of all independeht study projects," Dr. Bruce Maggs, CANA's director, told the prospective graduate student workers at a May 27 orientation at the highly-touted Pittsburgh university. He recalls that several years ago, John Whitehill, then a Master's in Business Administration in e- Commerce student there, and he came up with the idea to create an economical method of "opening up a new world (the world-wide web) to small, rural and isolated communities." Simultaneously, in their search for a perfect commu- nity, Glenville and Glenville State College popped up on their radar screen, as Larry Baker, GSC's assoc, v-p for technology, was thinking along the same lines. ~, ..... In conclusion, Dr. Maggs states to the students that he "wants the community to be informed and, then. to feel a sense of ownership" of this pilot project. Glenville's to CO- The Glenville/Gilmer Rotary Club, in conjunction with the Parkersburg and Wood County Rotary cl ubs, will take part in a program to provide medical care and medicines to children in Matagalpa, Nicaragua. To this end, The Glenville/Gilmer Rotary will be collecting donations of children's multiple vitamins and/or monetary contributions until July 7. The point of collection for vitamins and money will bettle llOQIBl . on East Main Street, Glenville. Checks should be made payable [l/ville/ Gilmer Rotary Club." : If you have questions about the program, or about donating, contact either Paul Hartmann at 462-5800 or Bruce Hathaway at 462-8426. I I I _ I Illll I TRY OUR SPECIALS AT DJ Art Rose will be the fea- tured entertainment on Folk Festival weekend, Fri.-Sat., June 19-20 starting at 9 p.m. Don't miss this fun-time Festival sound at Trezan's.t Attention Senior Citizens: Regular 'Sunday Only Special' for Senior Citizens 15% OFF All Dinners RESTM IIR T Lounge Locally owned and operated by Treza & Dan Shock This establishment is an independent restaurant and lounge located beside the Best Western Hotel on SR 5just east of Glenville. For meal or party reservations, phone 11 Restaurant Hours: a.m,-9 p.m. Tues.-Sat.;ll a.m.-6 p.m. Sun.; Closed Monday eelcm, We're here now to make your school, church or family reunion both joyful and comfortable! opened, 60 reoms,/nttnr/or-corr/dors, e/erator //tness c4mter, emdgerence room, raM[ modern/n-teem eonven/enees and amen/des. rusty Smym, ~ I 4~j Men Can Get Osteoporosis, Too (NAPSA)-Most people don't think and 79 percent of those who survive before diagnosis. The National Insti- that men develop osteoporosis. This for oneyear stilllivein nursing homes tutes of Health now has a major study disease, in which bone becomes thin or intermediate care facilities, under way to investigate various as- and fragile and can fracture easily, is Men are more likcly to have a high pects ofosteoporosis in men. mostly associated with women. But risk of fracture due to secondary Treatment and Prevention men can get the hip and other bone causes, like a specific disease (such Getting enough calcium is very tYactures that come with osteoporosis, as celiac disease) or taking medica- important for preventing too-and it's just as painful or debili- tions that can affect bone mass (like osteoporosis. Adults 19 to 50 years rating, the steroids used to treat asthma, old need 1,000 milligrams (mg) of Men are usually diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis and other dis- calcium every day; those over 50 osteoporosis only after they have eases), need 1,200 mg. The best way to get fractured a bone. By age 65 or 70, Knowledge ofthediseasesandcon- enough calcium is through your diet. men are losing bone mass at the same ditions that affect bone mass can Buy fortified orange juice and cere- rate as women. More than half of all helptoprevent men as wellas women als, and eat lots of green leafy veg- men who suffer a hip fracture go from reaching the point of fracture etables and low-fat dairy products l om the hospital to a nursing home, ORTHODONTISTS Dr. Michael Bunner 17 Garton Plaza Weston 269-7985 PHYSICAL THERAPY Glenville Orthopedic & Sports Physical Therapy GSC Physical Education Bldg. Glenville 462-8933 like cheese, milk, ice cream and yo- help with balance. That will reduce gurt. the risk of falling and thus reduce the You should also get enough vita- chances of breaking a bone. min D. If you spend 15 minutes out- For men with osteoporosis, doc- side in the sun each day, your body torsprescribemostofthesamemedi- should make enough on its own. If cations that they give to women. Be you have limited sun exposure, seien- sure to talk with your doctor about tists currendy recornn nd 200 to 400 your options. international units 0U) if you are un- For more information about der age 70 and 600 if you are over. osteoporosis, go to, It's also important to do regular or contact the National Institutes of weight-bearing exercise, such as Health Osteoporosis and Related walking,jogging, stair-climbing, ten- Bone Diseases-National Resource nis, weight training and dancing. Center at 800-624-BONE or These exercises strengthen bones and 230 Hospital Plaza Weston 269-8000 G P C A DWlSlON OF MINNIE HAMILTON HEALTH CARE CENTER 809 Mineral Road.Glenville, WV.26351 462-7322 III II II I I II I I I II II IIIII i i GSC Physical Education Bldg. Glenville 462-8933 HOSPITALS S"~ i~ i FAMILY PRACTICE Dr. Carl Nichols Main Street Glenville ", 462-8612 OPTOMETRY Dr. Mark Cinalli C fge and Howard Streets enville 462-5366