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Page 8 A - Thursday, June 16, 2016 - The GlenviUe Democrat HAPPY FATHER'S DAY TO THE BEST DADDY IN THE WORLD. The Glenville Pathfinder - Glenvllle, W /26351 GeraldineMarks 462-7477 MY BARN, WINTER 2016 I'd like to start the Lines this week with a huge thank you to the entirety of Gilmer County. Without the com- mitment, dedication, and support of our fantastic community here, we sim- ply couldn't exist. Fir st off, to Jessica Greenlief, the FRN, and the Drug Pre- vention Coalition for help- ing promote literacy at the Hooked on Fishing event at Cedar Creek Park this past Saturday. Our Martha's andMary' s group made a donation to the li- brary this week to bring in another Kindle Fire tablet for kids to add to the two our library's Book Club Submitted by Patrick Montgomery donated last week. They also provided all of the re- freshments for our Teacher Appreciation Day here at the library. I'd like to say a very special thank you to those wonderful groups of women for investing in the futures of all of our chil- dren in Gilmer County. Another person we'd like to thank is Kyre Anna Minney for bringing the teachers down for our Teacher Appreciation Day to give us their input about how the library could bet- ter serve the teachers and children of our community. It was wonderful to get to connect to the dedicated educators of the county and receive their feed- back. As I mentioned above, the library has some new Kindle Fire tablets for kids (not available for checkou0 that offer hun- dreds of thousands of educational books, TV shows, applications, and games to entertain and educate while :you chil- dren are in the library. We' re so happy to be able to offer this for our little patrons here at the library! Our teen group will be help- ing out at the Folk Festival this Saturday with the Spelling Bee, Pet Show, and Turtle race. They as- sisted in helping make decorations for theseevents and Would like to send a special thank you to the committee and to Kayla Walsh for being so great and including them! We have a magician coming to the library on June 23'd! Steve Somers, The Amazing Teacher, is coming to put on a magical reading show for us and all of our kids. Come on out and enjoy the show, we'd love to have you here! That's all for us here at the library this week, but as always you can check out our Facebook, our website at, or best of all come visit us in person at 214 Walnut Street where our staff will always be happy to help. It All Starts With A Good Foundation My barn was built in 1936 and 37 by Ralph's uncle Wise Moore. It is an antique and landmark. Tractors had not come to Gilmer County at the time so the barn was built for horse power. There were horse stalls downstairs so the work horses could be fed and took care of there. A hayfork can be can be seen in the upstairs haymow. A hayfork was a great labor saver. It could take a whole sled load of hay up- stairs with each bite and dump it wherever it was needed. Before they hayfork, some- one pitched the hay upstairs with a pitchfork. We hope to pain the barn this summer and now have sample colors painted on the front of the barn. I think Clarence Moore was the head carpenter building the barn, but he had several people helping him. One helper was Fred Dobbins. This was the first of many barns Fred built, and later he built many houses. We have been having lots of good growing weather. Gar- dens and meadows are really doing well( The wet spring delayed lots of early gardens, but early gardens are now pro- ducing peas, lettuce, and on- ions; and soon they will have broccoli and cabbage. Daugh- ter Marina has brought me up lettuce and some tender 'hull peas. They were delicious. Many farmers are putting up hay and finding that the helicopter that cut brush offof the electric lines this spring had deposited lots of brush in their meadows. The brush had to be removed before they could cut hay. Some brush is in my meadows and I hope it gets gathered up and chipped up before we mow. This week the weather fooled son Tim. By the time he was ready to cut, showers that had failed to show up were predicted. This week I had an appoint- ment with Dr. Chris Kennedy. I have trouble thinking of Chris, who I remember as a little boy inmy Sunday School Class, as Dr. Kennedy. Con- gratulations are in order for Chris and family. They were married at Coopers Rock last Sun. afternoon. Sorry my poor memory does not recall the name of his wife. This week daughter Regina and husband Todd are getting settled in their new home near Weston. They bought the former S.A. Hall house at Camden near Weston. They have almost finished remod- eling the house for the present time and have been buying some new appliances. Son Tim and family have finally got their chicken house done and their new chickens are happy in their new home. They got the tractors and equipment ready to move this week. Daughter Marina is in Beckley this week helping her daughter Sherry care for Sherry's sick son, Noah. Sherry is a nurse practitioner and works in a Beckley Can- cer Clinic, her days off are limited. NEVER TOO LATE -Rudolph Radcliff, formerly of Sand Fork, was recently honored with a military grave marker. Sand Fork Native Receives Military Marker Rudolph Radcliff, from Sand Fork, is fmally getting a military marker for his grave at Sand Fork Cem- etery. Rudolph served the United States Army during WWII. He fought in the Battle of Ardennes (Ger- many) 1945, the Rhineland Campaign - 1945, Central Europe Campaign- 1845. After serving two years in the United States Ar3-n. y, he was honorably discharged. Rudolph died in 1988 and "one of our own" is finally getting a marker for his grave. His name is one of over 300 names etched on the Veteran's Memorial Wall at Sand Fork. The grave marker was given by the depart- ment of Veterans Affairs. We are still seeking ad- ditional names of veter- ans to be added to the Memorial Wall. If any- one is interested please call soon, Sand Fork Town Hall 304-804-2177 or e-mail townofsand- fork@ Hopefully we can have a plaque ready for hang- ing on the Memorial Wall by Veteran' s Day 2016. : 18:11 a.m.. 8 ua!ity ervice at James Brannon Owner Accepted[