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l'age 16A - The Glenville Democrat / Pathfinder - Thursday, June 18, 2009 A 1,000-Pound Gift for Dad Making memories on Father% Day is what Brian Gallagher, a finance student from Georgetown University in California, had in mind when he adopted a Manatee for his dad last year. Although Brian didn't show up on his dad's doorstep in Napa Valley with a one-ton marine mammal, he did give him an adoption package, which included a color photo of a real Manatee, an adoption certificate, bi- ography, and handbook from Save the Manatee Club. The mission of the Florida-based, national nonprofit or- ganization, co-founded in 1981 by singer/songwriter Jimmy Buffett, is to protect endangered Manatees and their aquatic habitat for future gen- erations. "Adopting a Manatee was the per- fect solution for a Father's Day gift, because it's simple, thoughtful, and unique," said Brian. "My dad thought it was great. He's always been inter- ested in oceanography, and he taught his family to care about animals." There are 32 real, living Manatees with known histories to choose from .+in the Club's three Florida adoption !~programs at Blue Spring State Park inear Orange City, Homosassa Springs !~Wildlife State Park in Homosassa, !land in the Tampa Bay area. :. Brian chose "Merlin" from the ~Club's adoption program for his dad, :because he thought the name was ~clever and he liked the description of :Merlin's curious personality and love i.of exploring. '~ Gift adoptions cost $25 and also !include four printed newsletters and ;six e-newsletters throughout the year. Shipping is free within the United States. This Father's Day, each new mem- ber who joins the Adopt-A-Manatee program online for a $35 tax-deduct- ible donation will also receive the Club's official T-shirt, with a full- color underwater design by renowned Florida artist, Nancy Blauers. The Manatee is Florida's official state marine mammal, and it is listed as endangered at the state, federal, and international levels. The popula- tion is estimated to be about 3,800 concentrated year-round in Florida. "Manatees continue to face grave threats," explained Patrick Rose, aquatic biologist and Executive Di- rector of Save the Manatee Club. "Manatee injuries and deaths from boat hits remain high, and there's a critical concern for the potential loss of winter warm-water sites, such as natural springs and power plant outfalls. Plus, the loss of aquatic . habitat to coastal development re- mains an on-going threat. We must continue to work together for the long- term conservation of Manatees and their habitat." Funds raised from the Club's adop- tion programs go toward numerous Manatee conservation and education programs. "Nature is too beautiful a gift not to be appreciated and protected," said Brian. For more information about Mana- tees and to adopt one for Father's Day, contact Save the Manatee Club at 500 N. Maitland Ave., Maitland, FL 32751, call 1-800-432-5646, or visit www.savethemanatee.org, where you can also sign up for the Club's free e- newsletter. i West Virginia Housing Development Fund to Start Builders Homebuyer Financing Program Governor Joe Manchin announced a major initiative by the West Vir- ! ginia Housing Development Fund i .(WVHDE) for the home building in- dustry in West Virginia. "The Hous- ; ing Development Fund is initiating a 3-2-1-buy-down program to help families buy a new home. This buy- down will enable buyers of new or never-lived-in homes, to purchase those hbmes, because the interest rates for the first three years will be well below market interest rates. A home buyer obtaining a5% loan over 30 years will see that first year rate lowered by 3% to 2%. In the second year, that rate will be lowered to 3% and in the third year, the rate will be lowered to 4%. The rate over the remaining years would be 5%. This is a wonderful advantage to purchasers of new homes, as they will have time to adjust to the new pay- ments and save substantial money in the process," stated Governor Manchin. "Home builders across the state will have another tool to sell homes they have in their inventory and to put workers back on the job building new homes. The home-building industry is a major component of our economy, and we must do everything we can to help families buy a new home and to put our builders, contractors and sup- pliers back on the job," stated Joe H,atfield, Executive Director of the Housing Development Fund. "The Board authorized $40 million to be offered under the program through participating lenders across the state. The program is not limited to first- time home buyers," stated Mr. Hatfield. For more information or to apply for a mortgage loan, contact a partici- pating West Virginia Housing Devel- opment Fund lender. A list of partici- pating lenders can be found on the WVHDF website at www. wvhdfcom, or call the West Virginia Housing Development Fund for a mortgage information packet at 1-877- WVADREAM. The West Virginia Housing Devel- opment Fund is a public body corpo- rate and governmental instrumental- ity of the State of West Virginia es- tablished to increase the supply of residential housing for persons and families of low-and moderate-income, and to provide construction and per- manent mortgage financing to public and private sponsors of such housing. To date, the Housing Development Fund has sold more than $3 billion in tax-exempt bonds to finance more than 100,000 housing units since it began operation in 1968. No tax dol- lars were utilized to provide this in- formation. The West Virginia Hous- ing Development Fund is an Equal Housing Opportunity Lender. om9 t r l' JC] .." I, O.oO\O,,,,.:.2,. The oldest map known is a clay tablet found in Iraq. Made about 2300 B.C., it probably shows a man's estate in a valley. I have many new and used rifles, shotguns and pistols in stock. Stop in and see what I have. "1 will trade." Just compare my prices one time, that's all it will take to make you a regular customer. ~0+,~,-,, rAs our flowers bloom, and grow 2"I .we fertilize! As our chddren are born and grow we IMMUNIZE! CALL: Gilmer County Health Department 462-7351 Did you know that by the time _47 ~,.J;,~,~'1~ a child reaches 15 months old, ~]~v-.. ~~ he should have already ~,~,'~~ ~,u~ received 4 sets of shots.. ~,~-~~1~_~" Wc will help you update ~7 \~;~Wf~ your ('.hi Id'slmmunizations at (%~ Program is funded in part under an Agreement with N 0 C 0 S T. w~mem of Health and Def Leppard, Poison, and Cheap Trick WV DHHR Enters Into Agreement with Beckley ARH Hospital for New Psychiatric Facility Appalachian Regional Healthcare Coming to PA[ (ARH)andtheWestVirginiaDepart- ment of Health and Human Resources On Friday, July 10, Def Leppard announcedthat they have entered into will headline, with Poison and special a non-binding letter of commitment guest, Cheap Trick, at the Post-Ga- to construct a new 100-bed psychiat- zette Pavilion in Burgettstown, PA. tic treatment facility at Beckley ARH For ticket information, please visit Hospital. wwwlivenation.com. The commitment letter outlines a 30-year agreement term for the con- struction of a psychiatric treatment facility on the campus of Beckley ARH and to provide the West Vir- ginia Bureau for Behavioral Health and-Health Facilities guaranteed ac- cess to a minimum of 38 beds for behavioral health patients. The cost of the project is estimated at $47 million, with tentative comple- tion within 30 months, contingent An honest tale speeds best being plainly told. --William Shakespeare, Richard III The U.S. used to have more" than 70 different time zones. In 1883, a system of four time zones was adopted to make railroad schedules easier to follow. upon procurement of all necessary licenses and Certificate of Need Ap- proval, appropriate financing and ap- proval by the ARH Board of Trustees. "This agreement between the de- partment and Beckley ARH Hospital will help us realize one part of our plan to take care of psychiatric inpa- tient needs. We will continue to work toward building a mental health com- munity infrastructure on behalf of the people we both serve," said Depart- ment of Health and Human Resources Cabinet Secretary Martha Y. Walker. As a leader in providing psychiatric care to West Virginians for more than 34 years, Beckley ARH Community CEO Rocco Massey said a state psy- chiatric center on the local hospital campus is the most logical site Ibr such an important facility. "Beckley ARH is firmly commit- ted to meeting the mental heahh need> of the Beckley community and the state of West Virginia as a whole. We are excited to have reached an agree- ment with the West Virginia I)cpart- ment of Health and Human Resources following a year of discussion." Masscy said. "We would also like to thank our comnmnity and legislators for their continued support of this project, as Beckley ARH moves ahead with plans to expand services and works to develop a solution to the desperate need l+or additional access to psychiatric care for those living with mental illness. "We will not sit unconcerned while our liberty is invaded, no,- look in silence upon public robbery." An editorial statement from the annals of The Glenville Democrat-Pathfinder files Check out these GREAT DEALS! Cheek out t~ese GREAT DEALS! Check out these GREAT DEALSI. Check out these GREAT DEALS! ~+ .++ ....... f+~'q?++ + +-+l m ++,+ : ~ .... .................... +:++:::+++++:++.++?+++ ~!+ +-~:+ p+ " "L%" ":..m:L2: "+ 176 last Main Street, SPENCER (304) 927-3470 + 1-800"649"4931 REGULAR HOURS: www.spencerautogroupgmc.com Mon.-Fri.8:30 a.m.- 6 p.m. Sat. 9 a.m.- 3 p.m. Closed Sunday