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Page 10A -- The Glenville l)cmocrat - Thursday, June 18, 2009 WV State Police SHOWN HOLDING THE QUILT (L-R) ARE KEVEN'S AUNT, LINDA TOMES, AND LINDA AMAN, OF JANE LEW Grogg Benefits from Aunt's Handiwork Hospital in April and is doing remark- ably well. He once again started che- motherapy, on June 8. The family is very optimistic about Blake's recovery and gives God the glory and praise for his progress. They wish to thank everyone for their prayers, phone calls, cards, donations, and for helping in any way (you know who you are). Contrib,~tions can be made to the Keven Blake Grogg Fund, c/o United Bank, 202 Main Ave., Weston, WV 26452. to Donate A drawing for a beautiful home- made quilt was held on May 29 at the United Bank, in Weston. The quilt was made by Blake's aunt, Nancy Frashure, of Glenvine, and the winner of the raffle was Michael Droppleman, of Weston. All proceeds from the raffle are being used by the family for Blake's medical treatment and for their stay in Pittsburgh. Blake was diagnosed with liver can- cer in October, 2008. He had a liver transplant at Pittsburgh's Children's Bulletproof Vests Colonel Timothy S. Pack is pleased Gilmer County Public Library or the GSC Robert Kidd Library for some fine, yet lively, reading for pleasure or profit ideas. to announce that the West Virginia State Police will be sending 165 used bulletproof vests to the Armor of God Project. This project, administered by Ten-Four Ministries, collects do- nations of bullet proof vests with ex- pired warranties, refurbishes them, and redistributes them to law enforce- ment officers who have need of them in the Uni'ted States and Allied Coun- tries. "Enforcing the laws of the land can, at times, be perilous. Law en- forcement officers should be afforded basic tools and equipment, such as bulletproof vests, which help ensure their safety and ultimate return to their family at the end of each shift," said Colonel Timothy S. Pack. Any questions or requests for in- terviews should be directed to Ser- geant Michael Baylous at 304-746- 2198. Information concerning the Armor of God Project can be ac- cessed at www. ves( q *:,1 A friend is a priceless gem Relay For Life for Gilmer County Celebrates National Cancer Survivors' Day cancer. Traditionally observed on the first Sunday in June each year, Na- tional Cancer Survivors Day unites people across the world to share that a normal life after a cancer diagnosis can be a reality. Celebrating its 22rid year in 2009, National Cancer Survi- vors Day was held on Sunday, June 7. To hon or thi s day the Gilmer County Relay for Life has a display at the United Bank in Glenville, located on Main Street during the week of June 8-12. The display will contain infor- mation about the Gilmer County Re- lay and how you can purchase a Lu- minary to Celebrate a survivor...Remember a survivor .... and help a survivor Fight Back National Cancc, Survivors Day is against cancer, many supporters. This celebration an annual celebration that is held National Cancer Survivors Day is gives us a chance to remind surviw~rs across the globe to celebrate life and organized by the National Cancer that we are here for them whenever to honor those who have survived Survivors Day Foundation they need us- to help them stay well Nickelback Coming to PA On Saturday, July 18, Nickelback. with Hinder and Papa Roach. will perform at the Post-Gazette Pavilion for the crown of life here and a cherished star in memory forever. --Cyrus S. Nusbaum in Burgettstown, PA. For ticket information, visit the website SBA Adds Six Additional (ncsdforg). This nonprofit organiza- tion provides free resources, guid- ance, and education to hundreds of hospitals, support groups, and other cancer-related organizations that cel- ebrate the occasion. The National Cancer Survivors Day Foundation defines a "survivor" as anyone living with a history of cancer from the moment of diagnosis through the remainder of life. Na- tional Cancer Survivors Day provides the American Cancer Society with an opportunity to honor and celebrate the more than I I million cancersurvi- vors who will celebrate another birth- day this year, thanks to the lifesaving work we are doing together with our Read a good book: Visit your Counties to Declaration The U.S. Small Business Adminis- tration announces that Calhoun, Gilmer, Lewis, Roane, Upshur and Wirt counties were added to the disas- ter declaration for Private, Non-Profit Organizations (PNPs) that do not pro- vide critical services of a governmen- tal nature. The deadline to submit disaster loan applications is July 14, 2009, for damages caused by severe storms, flooding, mudslides and land- slides that began on May 3, 2009. Non-profit organizations located in McDowell, Mercer, Mingo, Raleigh, Wyoming and the newly added are eligible for both physical and eco- nomic injury disaster loans from the SBA. Examples of eligible non-criti- cal PNP organizations include, but are not limited to, food kitchens, home- less shelters, museums, libraries, com- munity centers, schools and colleges. PNPs may borrow up to $2 million to repair or replace damaged or .d.e-, stroyed real estate, machinery and equipment inventory and other bust-' ness assets. The SBA also offers miti- gation funds to disaster victims based on 20 percent of the verified physical damage. These funds are designed to help borrowers pay for protective measures to minimize damages of the same kind in the future. The SBA offers economic injury disaster loans to help meet working capital needs, such as ongoing operat- and get well, to find cures, and to join us in fighting back against the disease so cancer will never steal another year fiom anyone's life. Teams of cancer- fighting enthusi- asts will gather at the Ike/Sue Morris Stadium on the Glenville State Col- lege campus on July 10 at 7 pm to show their support and dedication. Volunteers from the Gilmer County community are needed to begin plan- ning now for this event. If you would like to join the Relay For Life in Gilmer County as a volunteer or team participant, call Kipp Colvin @ 304- 266-3418, 304-462-4114 or visit www. RelayForLife. org/gilmetwv Ohio's official beverage is tomato juice. Trezan' Folk Fest Events 2009 Service Manager AARPWV Encourages Consumers to Speak Out on ing expenses to PNPs of all sizes. Economic injury disaster loan assis- tance is available regardless of whether the PNP suffered any physi- cal property damage. Interest rates are as low as four percent with terms up to 30 years. Loan amounts and terms are set by the SBA and are based on each applicant's financial condition. Disaster loan information and ap- plication forms may be obtained by calling the SBA's customer service center at 1-800-659-2955 (1-800-877- 8339 for the hearing-impaired) Mon- day through Friday from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m., EDT. Also, PNPs may obtain information and application forms by sending an email to disaster customerservice@ Applica- tions can also be downloaded from assis- tance. Completed applications should Electric Rate Hike AARP is asking the West Virginia Public Service Commission to listen to its members before deciding whether to grant two electric utilities the largest rate hike in history. "If approved as filed, this case would represent the largest utility rate in- crease in West Virginia history," AARP West Virginia Interim State Director Gaylene Miller said. "This historic rate hike could come on top of rate increases granted in 2006 and 2007." AARP held a press conference to emphasize the need for public partici- pation in the PSC rate-setting pro- cess. Miller encouraged consumers and other organizations to participate in the PSC hearings on the issue, . which began at 9:30 a.m. June 15 at the PSC offices, 201 Brooks Street. Other organizations participating in the press conference included Coy- he mailed to: U.S. Small Business chant House/Kanawha Valley Col- Administration, Pr0cess~ng and Dis ...... lective, Faces of Medicaid and the bursement Center, 14925 Kingsport Road, Fort Worth, TX, 76155. PNPs may visit SBA's secure web- site at, to apply for disaster loans The filing deadline to return appli- cations for physical property damage is July 14, 2009. The deadline to re- turn economic injury applications is February 2, 2010. Ill Mark Foreman WV Citizens Action Group. Jackie Nelson and Terry Reasoner, of Charleston, told the audience how they conserve energy as much as pos- sible, and how an electric rate in- crease will be detrimental to their budgets. Miller sent the PSC a letter June 1 requesting that the regulators hear from AARP members before making a decision on the $442 million rate hike, which will raise consumers' power bills by 43.3 percent over three years. Appalachian Power Company and Wheeling Power Company are fixed incomes. "Such an increase following on two recent rate increases will have a dev- astating impact on many AARP mem- bers and others aged 50 and older," she said. "Households on low and fixed incomes will be the hardest hit." Miller said it is important that the commission hear from consumers, such as AARP members, during the rate-making process. "AARP members ~.lle understand- ably concerned about the impact such a significant rate increase would have on their ability to afford necessary home energy," she said. "AARP members have a vital interest in the outcome of this case." AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan membership organization that helps people 50+ have independence, choice and control in ways that are beneficial and affordable to them and society as a whole. AARP does not endorse candidates for public office or make contributions to either political cam- paigns or candidates. We produce: AARP The Magazine, the definitive voice for 50+ Americans and the world's largest-circulation magazine, with more than 34.5 million readers; AARPBulletin, the go-to news source for AARP's 40 million members and Americans 50+; AARP Segunda Juventud, the only bilingual U.S. pub- lication dedicated exclusively to the 50+ Hispanic community; and our website, AARP Foundation is an affiliated charity that provides security, protec- tion, and empowerment to older per- sons in need, with support froln thou- sands of volunteers, donors, and spon sors. We have staffed offices in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. asking for the rate increase. AARP has about 312,000 members age 50 and older in West Virginia,and Miller told the commission that the rate increase would be detrimental to older and low-income consumers on JOIN The Lions Lair and Bar & Grill Mike Morningstar at the WV Folk Festival June 18, 19, 20 Enjoy courtyard games of horse-shoes o/ Bocc/ba//. Lunch served daily. Motorcycle enthusiasts we/come. Help Wanted 462-7222 NOTICE TO TAXPAYERS Starting at 10:00 every night Thursday Davisson Brothers Band Friday Karoke Kowboys Nathan Parts Manager Saturday Fat Boy w/Side FX WE l, YAp/r Your g[Rv/ 8u //v g W[ 1.14Y[ LOW~'R[O 00'g gRr[,g TO 8~rr[g &RV6 VOV ~l~'O r1, ~OOHOMV SpecialiMng in the Relutbilitation: of Providing Services including: Comprehensive Physical Therapy Bone and Joint Problems Muscle Strains and Injuries Therapy After Auto Accidents Work-Related Injuries After Surgery Rehabilitation Total Knee, Shoulder and Hip Therapy Sports-Related Injuries m , Pediatric Physical Therapy Rehab Following Stroke Back and Neck Problems Elizabeth Gibson, DPT Kevin C. Boring, t4PT ~7~ ha hb a~, SPENCER 304-927-3470 !-800-649-4931 I-S Mon. - hi. TO GLENVILLE RESIDENTS Open: Monday's through Friday's* Evening appointments available Accepting new patients/Open to the public All major insurance companies accepted As a service to our patients, our billing specialists will file _your PT :laims for you! ) Licensed Staff of Experienced Professionals: Phone: 304-462-8933 Fax: 304-462-8934 Located in the Gleaville State College Physical Education Building; Free Parking (Call for Appointment) *Also with office hours tn Gassaway; Call 364-1046 I want to take this time to thank each and every one of you who came out and took your times to vote on June 9, 2009. I appreciated all those who chose to support me during this election. We will begin assessing personal property starting July 1, 2009 fi)r the 2010 tax year. We will be mailing Personal Property blanks to each individual on our mailing list. Instruction sheets will be included with the forms. The Assessor will NOT be going door to door assessing Personal Property. If you do not receive an assessment blank, and have personal property, please call or stop by our office. West Virginia law requires that each resident of the county file with the Assessor a list of all property owned on July 1, whether called upon by the Assessor or not. Please be sure to list all of your personal property on or before October l, 21)09. You need to be aware that all dog taxes are due at time of assessment or within 15 days of being assessed. (;ary 1.. Wolfe, Assessor of Gihncr ('OlUlty I want to give my personal thanks to all of you who welcomed me into your homes or onto your porches to chat awhile. I greatly enjoyed the conversations and the personal time we shared together. That, indeed, is what our community is bout. To those who went the extra miles and loaned me the umbrella while I was campaigning in the rain, a special thanks to you. A special thanks also to the one who gave me some great fried chicken to take my husband for his supper as I was unable to make his supper that nigh due to campaigning. You are all great people and need to he recognized. I am proud to live in such a great community and to have served as a City Council representative. At this time, I do apologize if any of you feel I have failed you'in any way during the last four years I have served on the City Council. I do have a full time job that requires my time of atleast 40 hours a week. I also have a family and friends that I greatly enjoy spending my time with. They mean and are the world to me. God blessed me with them, and I feel I must put them first. As your City Council representative I have always done what I felt was right and what seemed to be the decision that needed to be made at the time. I have served as a volunteer on many boards and committees over the last four years and have enjoyed doing so. I will continue to watch and help do my part for our wonderful city. Sbwerely, Lisa K. Smart Ward 5 Council Person