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Page 4A -- The Glcnvillc Democrat / Pa!hi" Thursday, Juen 18, 2009 Pat's Chat Pat Ridpath, Burnsville 472-5102 or 888-294-5401 New Barber Speaks at Saturday Service JESSICA ALLEN ~L~i!iii~iiiiiiiiii~!!~i~!!~!!iiii!ii~!!!!!i!!ii!iiiiiiii!iii~iii~iii~ KRISTI MESSENGER ANDREA MINIGH AMELIA ROSE ANDREW STUMP GCHS Graduates Honored with Scholarships The Normantown Alumni Asso- ciation has granted scholarships to 309 area students during the past 21 years, adding up to more than $221,000. The Scholarship Committee con- sists of: Wilda Kuhl, vice-chairper- son; Doris Norman; Janet Sprouse; and Sharon Moyers. Rick Brannon is president of the Alumni Association. The generosity and "Viking School Spirit" shown by many contributors is greatly appreciated by these young scholars. The Alumni Association has four levels of giving: "Gold" is a donation of $100 or more; "Silver" is $50 to $99; "Bronze" is $25 to $49; and "Blue" is a donation of $24 or less. The 2009 Normantown Alumni Scholarships were presented to the following deserving students: Jessica Allen, daughter of Randy and Debbie Allen, will receive $ 1,400. She plans on attending Glenville State College and is considering a major that deals with math, science, or busi- ness; Rachael James, daughter of Johnny and Robin James, will receive $1,400. She plans on attending Glenville State College and has decided to pursue a career in Elementary Education and to work in Gilmer County, or nearby; Kristi Messenger, daughter of Ed and Cindy Messenger, will receive $1,400. She will start her education at Glenville State College, majoring in pre-pharmacy. Kristi is also the re- cipient of the Bob Frame Memorial Scholarship, given in honor of Bob Frame, a dedicated teacher and friend from the Normantown area; Andrea Minigh, daughter of Paul and Pam Minigh, will receive $ 1,400. She will start her education at Glen- ville State College this fall, and she plans on becoming a pharmacist; Amelia Rose, daughter of Lele and Julia Rose, will receive $1,400. She plans on attending college at Glen- ville State and will decide on a major after her first year; Andrew Stump, son of Randy and Corlis Stump, will receive $1,400. He will attend Glenville State Col- lege and has not decided on a major. Many of the recipients not only attended Normantown Elementary School and graduated from Gilmer County High School, but they are the grandchildren, nieces, nephews, great- neices, great-nephews, or cousins of Because it had been so long since we had seen our friends at the Braxton Seventh-day Adventist Church in Gassaway, Mary Ann Bucklew and I went to church there yesterday! We received a warm welcome and en- joyed a great worship service, with Phil Balisciano speaking. He also presented special music; he is multi- talented. Last week, he bought the barber shop in Glenville, where he had been helping the owner. He is thrilled with the adventure, even though it is quite a drive each day from his home in the Spencer area. He said yesterday was the first time that barber shop had closed on Saturday in 45 years! The former owner, now his helper, offered to keep it open on that day; but since Phil now owns it, he will keep it closed, in obedience to the Fourth Commandment. He would be the first to tell you that this "obedience" is not done so that hecan be "saved," for he knows we are not saved by our "works," but by God's grace through Christ's sacrifice. It is because he loves God that he wants to obey this commandment, as well as those that command him not to kill, steal, etc. If we truly love God, we won't want to bow to idols or take His name in vain, and the commandments become promises that "Thou shalt not." The first four commandments show our love for God, and the last six show our love for our fellow human beings. It is as simple as that. After a delicious lunch with our fellow worshippers, we drove to Burnsville and visited our loved ones' graves and put flowers at each one, in memory. We talked about how won- derful it will be when Jesus comes soon and our loved ones come up from their graves, where they have been sleeping. They will be joyous and radiant with health, as we meet together in the air to go to Heaven with Jesus and the angels. It will be so thrilling to get reacquainted with them and acquainted with the saved from all ages during our 1000-year stay in Heaven. Then will come our descent in the New Jerusalem back to this Earth to go out from the city to an Earth renewed to its original Edenic beauty. We will get to "build" our country homes, so that we have both former Normantown graduates, our city "mansion" and a country ,~:,'~;~ home, There will be no more evil, "' ~-'~" death, sickness, sorrow - not ever State Monitoring H1N1 Virus, Governor Asks Residents to Use Common Sense Approaches On the state level, the West Vir- ginia Department of Health and Hu- man Resources is coordinating with the Department of Military Affairs and Public Safety to ensure that we have the latest information to guide West Virginians. "The situation is constantly chang- ing, and while we do not yet have a confirmed case in West, Virginia, we should expect that there will be one in the coming days as this virus contin- ues to spread," said Dr. Cathy Slemp, state health officer and the director of the Center for Threat Preparedness health officials, as well as your doc- tor. "Think a step ahead, but act based on current advice from health profes- sionals," he said. Regular media updates on the H 1N 1 virus will be coming from the state DHHR communications office. More information is available at and www.wvi The H1NI virus is not transmitted by food. A person cannot get this virus from eating pork products. for DHHR. "There are key things that we all can do to control its spread. Stay home if you are sick, wash your hands properly and cover your mouth Gov. Joe Manchin recently urged West Virginians to use common sense approaches, like washing hands for at least 20 seconds, cough and sneeze into their arm or sleeve and avoid touching eyes, mouth or nose, as the H 1N 1 virus (also known as the swine flu) spreads across the nation. Manchin said it's important to stay informed by credible sources, includ- ing the CDC, state and local public again. It is a happy thought. Then we came down from our rev- erie and drove all around Burnsville, remembering old times and good friends. We drove home, singing with our CD music; but when we got to Buckhannon, we could not get home. The Strawberry Festival pa- rade was in full swing. We had to back-track and take the Brushy Fork Road, the Tallmansville Road and come in the back way to South Florida Street. Still, it was an enjoyable day. John missed out, because he had cho- sen to stay and attend the Buckhannon church. Something good has happened to John. Almost by accident, I saw a program on 3ABN (9710 on Dish Network, which, if you do not find, Dish may add it to your channels, if you call them) hosted by a chiroprac- tor trained in upper cervical spinal care. The National Upper Cervical Chiropractic Association (NUCCA) was mentioned, so I looked it up on the internet. I located Drs. Lucas and Amy Watterson in Morgantown ! This is remarkable, since there are so few doctors trained for this in the USA. We had to make a trip to Morgantown the following Monday, so we stopped to see them, got their free screening, and luckily, got John in for an adjust- ment that very day. He had been having trouble walking for a long time and was leaning to the right, trying to use a cane to help, falling often, and he had one leg shorter than the other. When he came out, he was walking like a twenty-year-old, Mary Ann said. Dr. Lucas had done x-rays, measured to get exact location of the misaligned C- 1 vertebrae, and gently pressed it back into alignment. When we got home, John was watching the news on TV. I asked him to turn it up, so I could hear it in the kitchen where I was working: I had never had to ask him to do that before. Later that week, when I went with Mary Ellen Davidson and Libby Ferrell to a seminar that Dr. Lucas gives, I told Dr. Lucas about the hear- ing improvement. He said that a deaf man in the 1860's received the very first chiropractic adjustment, and then he could hear. Since all the nerves that communicate from the brain to the body parts back go through that narrow opening, if the C-1 is mis- aligned, it squeezes the nerves and causes various health problems. I have read testimonials about the cure of migraines, allergies, digestive trouble, back pain and a host of other problems helped by this relatively simple adjustment. If you would like to know more, call Mountain State Spinal Care and talk to their friendly staff, 304-292-7740 or go to (Hey, tell them you learned it from Pat Ridpath's Chat). Their clientele comes from all our surrounding states, as well as all of West Virginia. Their hours are Mon- day, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 8:30 a.m. to noon and 2:00 to 5:30 p.m. It is well worth the trip. I intend to go for myself, to try to get rid ot'hip pain and occasional back pain. Also, since my right leg is shorter than the other, maybe I'll get help with that (I was told that one leg was shorter by Dr. David Morgan more than 50 years ago when I lived in Morgantown !). This Chat is getting to