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m Gilmer County- In the State's Center: An Abundance of Gas, Oil, and Heart! Powered by the Natural Gas Industry -- WV's most valuable new Export! Attention, Democrat Readers: Circulars in this week are Shop 'n' Save of Weeton and Foodland of Glenville. Welcome, readers, to The Democrat! Look for these inserts that go into specified local Zip Code zones or in all papers. We editors encourage you readers to shop with these advertisers. Also, don't forget our other regular On-the-Page businesses, notably the time honored ones throughout the newspaper. Additionally, check our updates on Facebook at Glenville Democrat/Pathfinder~ Editorials: Editor asks, "Who is Pearl S. Buck?", tells memories of the Folk Festival's Founder, and the"light sentence" for college man convicted of rape (Page 3A). Del. Boggs says "Have a Happy Folk Festival and Fly Your Flags this week for Flag Day (Page 3B)! -** ......... MD(ED ADC 450 Small Town Newspapers 217 W Cota Street Shelton, WA 98584-2263 CRRT C00,5 Democrat SACK#O0017 Single Copy Priee-75 (70 plus tax) b (ISSN 074a.$89o) Published by and for the People of Gilmer County THIS WEEK'S PRAYER Heaven//Father, Extend comfort for the recoveries of the sick, injured, displaced or de- pressed in 2016, especially the i nj ured and sick around WV and world, in- cluding Margaret Goodwin, Jo Ann Peggs, Dave Goff, Stephanie Mont- gomery, Delores Simmons, Gerry Moore, Herman Nutter, Edsel D. Moss & others needing Christ's healing touch. Prayer of the Week Father of goodness and love, hear our prayers for the sick members of our community and for all who are in need. Amid mental and physical suf- fering may they find consolation in your healing presence. Show your mercy as you close wounds, cure ill- ness, make broken bodies whole and free downcast spirits. May these spe- cial people find lasting health and de- liverance, and so join us in thanking you for all your gifts. We ask this through the Lord Jesus who healed those who believed. Amen. Also, give heart to the families of this week's deceased, namely Claudia Louise Rexroad Rock,Claud Raymond Coberly, Mary Katherine Simmons Heltzel ,Alma Jean Good,Ronald Allan Desormier, Ronald Kuhl, Bonnie Adams and to the relatives and friends of all Gilmer Countians or natives, living here or elsewhere. Finally, help the victims of disasters and violence in the world, esp. in Orlando[ Amen. Wantto now moma ut : This Week in WV History June 16, 1842: Margaret Agnew Blennerhassett, wife of Harman Blennerhassett, died in poverty in New York City. She lived from 1800 to 1806 in a grand 16-room mansion on an Ohio River island near present Parkersburg. June 20,1963: On the 100 birth- day of West Virginia, President John F. Kennedy made his last appearance in West Virginia. Speaking in Charleston in a pour- ing rain, he said "The sun does not always shine in West Virginia, but the people always do." June 20, 1970: The play Hat- fields and McCoys opened at Grandview State Park. It was w rit- ten by Billy Edd Wheeler with music by Ewel Cornett. STATE FOLK FESTIVAL ANTIQUE CAR SHOW AND PARADE 2016 Will be on Sat., June 18, 2016 Registration for the Car Show starts at 8:15 a.m. The Car Show is from 9:00 to 10:30. Then, the Parade's line-up is on Sycamore Run, Parade-11 a.m. We would also like to invite you to attend Ithe Appalachian Cruisers Car Club on Fri., June 17, starting at 4 p.m. at the GC Senior Center. For more information, call 304- 613-6421 or 304-462-8670. Gilmer County Commission will meet at 9:00 a.m. this Fri., June 17 at the Gilmer County Courthouse. See related stories on page 1A What WV Folk Festival attendees should know about the event and Gilmer County/ At 11:00 a.m. on this Sat., June 18, the gala West Virginia State Folk Festival Parade will begin at the stoplight between Pizza Hut and Sunoco and, then, march eastward along East Main Street to College Street. Onlookers may view the parade from anywhere they can on East Main Street downtown from Go-Mart at the stoplight area on gap to the Gilmer County Historical Society's Holt House Museum with its demonstrations and snow cones. The parade's participants should line up along Sycamore Run at 10:30 a.m., although the Veterans Rag Unit carriers and Folk Festival Belles can use the lot across from Pizza Hut to assemble. Several festive Folk Festival activities will take place prior to the parade, though. These events include: the annual Bell Ringing ceremon), to signal the opening of the Folk Festival on this Thurs. at 4:00 p.m. at the City Square Dance platform; the Children's Square Dance 101 is also on Thurs. at 6:30 p.m. at tli} Square Dance platform. Friday morning begins the first full day of the Festival with the crafts sales opening at 10:00 a.m., while the Country Store and Museum also opens at the same time. The storytelling tent (next to the Post Office) will begin at noon and feature different folks throughout the day and weekend; the same goes for the singing tent (at the City Hall's recreation area) which begins at 1:00 p.m., as well. Saturday kicks off with the Antique Car Show on Main Street at 8:15 a.m. foil owed by the Little Kanawha River Trail Folk Roat, new to this year's festival, Continued on page 4A HOOKING A BIG ONE - The Gilmer County Family Resource Network (FRN), along with the Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition and Mr. Clean's Bow Shop, took advantage of the Free Fishing Weekend to host a =Hooked on Fishing" child ren's event at Cedar Creek State Park on Sat., June 11. Pictured above (L-R) is Alicia Wine, who was one of several measuring the fish as the children caught them, Lillijana Richards (front) and Kenny Richards (front, right) with their catches of the day from the event, and Gilmer County Family Resource Network Executive Director Jessica Greenlief. Prizes were awarded for the longest fish in each age group and door prizes were also given out. The local Girl Scout Troop sold concessions. The prize winners for the longest fish were Zack Yoak with a 9 1/4 inch fish, Lillijana Richards (pictured above) with a 13 inch fish, Kenny Richards (pictured above) with a 12 1/4 inch fish, and Kenzie Jenkins with an 11 inch fish. Door prize winners were Maci Smith, Dustin Reynolds, Kenny Richards, and Owen Fox. Congratulations to all the winners! (~ Photo by Stanch/,~ntltt) (below),a map and event's advocates on page 4-5B, and editorials on page 3! THE'2016 GILMER COUNTY BELLE FOR THE 67TH ANNUAL WV STATE FOLK FESTIVAL IS MRS. WlLDA PORTER JONES. (PHOTO BY JEANIE SWANSON) Gilmer Belle Wilda Porter Jones says, 'Welcome to the Festival!' By David H. Corcoran, Sr., house in downtown Glenville where Publisher-Editor the GSC Small Business Center is now. "I was surprisedto benamed Gilmer Also, as a landlady, she has owned 13 County's Folk Festival Belle," states different rental properties here. Mrs. Wilda Porter Jones. Born in Belleville, WV to her late To the contrary, she shouldn't have parents, Harry and Gladys Congreve, been because she's distinguished her- her early life wasn't so easy. "My fa- self as alongtime Gilmer County civic ther was a skilled tradesman and I was leader and volunteer. For years, she the only gid in the family with three was instrumental in moving the local brothers,somomdependedupon,meto Democratic Woman's Club forward, help out in the kitchen and around the both as president and as an active mem- house," she recalls. At age 12, she ber."JohnF.Kennedy was myfavorite moved with her family to Parkersburg president,"sherelateswithabigsmile, where she attended the Junior High in this up-and-down election year. School, later graduating from Wiil- In addition, she's been a steadfast iamstownHighSchoolafterthefamily volunteer and officer in many other moved again, this time to Waverly. local clubs and organizations, such as In seeking to learn more business the Eastern Star(Grand Officer, 1.987- skills, she then worked at the B.F. 88),Pythian Sisters of the Odd Fellows Goodrich Plant in Marietta for several Lodge of Glenville and the Rebekah years, before moving to Glenville in Lodge. 1970. Ontheotherhand,andtolocalGilmer As to her love of the Folk Festival, Countians,sbe'sprobablyremembered she proudly affirms, 'Tve been there by more people as an astute business woman,being the owner of the auction Continued on page 4A Classifieds ....... . ...................... ! 0A Legals ...... : .............................. 2B Obituaries ............................... 9A Father's Day Special,, 6A-7A Folk Festival Special. ...... i,.4B-SB Meditation Moment June 16,1980 - the "Blues Broth- ers premieres in Chicago. Reverend Cleophus James: Praise I God! Elwood: And God bless the United States of America! Elwood: It's 106 miles to Chicago, we got a fuU tank of gas, half a pack of cigarettes, it's dark.., and we're wearing sunglasses. rake: Hit it. rain The May 9,2016 meetingwas held at the Glenville Inn at 5:30 p.m. Call to Order President Kathy Gilbert called the meeting to order. Also in attendance were Shelly DeMarino, Deanna Stewart, Donna Singleton, Anita Simpson, Jim Bailey, Luke DeMarino, Danny Gil- bert, Teresa Bailey, Ed Hamriek, Kayla Walsh, Bert Jedamski, Jeremy Keene and Ted Charles. Joining the meeting from REAP was Sandra Rogers. General Discussion Ms. Rogers told the group that Make It Shine is a program under REAP. She talked about assisting us. Ms.DeMarino Continued on page 4A New federal ruling endangers state's small hospitals, like Min- nie Hamilton Heath System Seven small WV rural hospitals face The seven hospitals-Minnie I-Iamfl- new reqairements that could force them ton Health System, Boone Memorial to repay millions of dollars in federal Hospital, Roche General Hospital, Medicaid money paid to them over the Grafton City Hospital, Jackson General last several years- a move the hospitals Hospital, Pocahontas Memorial Hospi- say could spell collapse, according to tal, and Sistersville General Hospital- statewide news sources. Continued on page 4A 000 000 Folk Festival 5K Race still oni The 5K run/walk that usually happens during the Folk Festival is now being put on by the Gilmer County High School National Honor Society this year. Race registration is from 7-8 a.m. on this Sat., June 18 on Main Street. The race will begin at 8:30 a.m. It will be the normal Glenville 5K course. Registration is $20 and the first 50 registered will get a free t-shirt. First through third places will be awarded in each age group as well as an overall male and overall female. Lunch and Summer Activities Sessions for Children to start this Tues., June 21 Community Resources, Inc., Gilmer County Family Resource Network and the Glenville Presbyterian Church will be providing lunch and activities sessions each Tuesday and Friday starting this Tues., June 21 and ending Fri.,Aug. 5. This program is for children ages 4-17. Tuesday events will be held at the GlenviUe Presbyterian Church from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. and Friday events will be held in the City Square Park on Main Street from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. For more information, contact Chrissy at CRI or Jessica at FRN. Area Briefs continued on page 4A