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cooking skills that led to a successful culinary career, notably being a cook for Boone County&apos;s schools for 29 years. After marrying and coming to the USA in 1953, she and her husband have raised five children. For her ser- vice to the community and schools. the local Rotary named her "Citizen of the Year." As to hobbies, she likes to dance, cook, walk, and teach Japa- nese to American students. Her advice to young women is: "Stay in school and get a good educa- tion. Work hard at your goal. Volun- teer in your community and be a good mother and wife. Respect those in authority and the elderly." Belle Toshiko "Judy" Sheets .is sponsored by the Racine and Boone County CEOS. Cabell County Belle Mrs. Jean Powell is the 2009 Cabell County Folk Festival Belle. After graduating from Milton High and Marshall College in Art, she marched forward in a number of dif- ferent jobs during her successful ca- reer. She's worked for Galigher Mo- tors, Avon, and taught cake-decorat- ing and candy-making, among oth- ers. A member of Milton United Meth- odist Church and a charter member of the city's CEOS, she distinguished herself as the board president of the community's Senior Center for seven years. For leisure, she enjoys sewing, quilting, writing, making ceramics, decorating cakes, and painting art cre- ations on canvases. To the current generation of women, she affirms, "Live a life that you can tell about and never be ashamed. Keep yourself a virgin, so your husband will hold you as the greatest and be proud of you." Belle Jean Powell is sponsored by the Cabell County, Milton and Milton Seniors CEOS. Calhoun County Belle Mrs. Carlene Frederick is the 2009 Calhoun County Folk Festival Belle. Having to leave home at 14, Carlene admits that she got her education and career start at the University of Hard Knocks. But, in spite of her difficul- ties, she was able to muster the money together to attend both Calhoun Thursday, July 2, 2009 -- The Glenville Democrat Page 5 I Corcoran Column cont'd ... I Not Everyone Calls MeFather ..... .... : Continued from page 3 [ ch By Edwin Das bach SVD Ethics and honesty are highly valued by Folk Festival Belles .cont'd ... Why Am I Going to College? County High School and Glenville Roanoke, WV, Beulah later earned school and get additional schooling State, leaving the latter academic in- stitution for love and to start-up a family. Not avoiding her urge for self- improvement, though, she later at- tained U.S. Postal Service manage- rial training sessions, ushering in 30 years of Service as postmaster at Nobe, Big Springs, and Grantsville. More- over, she has been very active in the various Postmasters' Associations, notably being a past president of the state's Retired Postmasters group. In addition, she hasn't eased offher civic duties, being a 50-year CEOS mem- ber, an ex-12-year Board of Educa- tion member, and youth and anti-to- bacco advocate. In looking at today's young women, this Big Springs resident states, "Hold onto your dreams and don't leave out the spiritual aspect of your life. Love your family and spend quality time together, especially if you have chil- dren. Get involved in your children's school and other activities. Belle Carlene Frederick is spon- sored by the Calhoun County CEOS. Doddridge County Belle Mrs. Earlene Foster is the 2009 Doddridge County Folk Festival Belle. ' After graduating from the San An- gel, TX high school, Earlene set out on an intense working career, includ- ing jobs at a bakery, laundry, nursing home, and on a farm. Her family is of the retired Air Force-type, so she's also had the enrichment of living in Taiwan and Japan. But, for the past 34 years, she's e n joyed the quieter life by being with her children and grand- children in the New Milton area of Doddridge County, as well as holding a membership in the Oxford Commu- nity Grange. For young women, she urges, "Get involved in different organizations, mix with other people, not just with the same little click. There is a lot to be learned as you grow older. There will be the good times and bad." Belle Earlene Foster is sponsored by the Doddridge County CEOS. Gilmer County Belle Mrs. Beulah Metz is the 2009 Gilmer County Folk Festival Belle. After getting her early education in the GED. A resourceful lady, she's worked in a wide variety of jobs, including in restaurants, a dry clean- ing shop, drug stores, and at WV Glass for 14 years. For 22 years, she and her military career husband, Joe, were assigned to many posts, includ- ing ones in Germany and France. Then, after retiring in Gilmer County, the enterprising couple created Toma- hawk Park, sponsoring a variety of Bluegrass Concerts and Native Ameri- can Pew-Wows, among other out- door activities. It was active from 1991 through 2003, but has been mothballed since Mr. Metz's passing. This Glenville resident's advice is straight to the point: "Stay a clean, decent girl. Treat others as you would like to be treated. Leave dope, ciga- rettes and alcohol alone, and leave sex for marriage." Belle Beulah Metz is sponsored by the Baldwin and Gilmer County CEOS. Grant County Belle Mrs. Delores Alt Propst is the 2009 Grant County Folk Festival Belle. Obtaining a good, well-rounded education marked Delores' early life, in that she attended Petersburg High School, Strayer College, George Washington University, and the School of Christian Studies. This pre- pared Delores for a successful career in working for many major corpora- tions, as well as in the highest levels of government. One highlight was working in the White House, under John F. Kennedy's Administration. Civically and career-wise, she's been a merebet of most of the major women's professional organizations, such as the American Business Woman's Association, Business and Professional Woman's Club, Certi- fied Professional Secretaries, League of Women's Voters, among others. Simultaneously, she hasn't neglected her own personal leisures, in that she enjoys writing for her local newspa- per and being involved in a number of civic and school clubs. With 71 years of experience behind her, she points out to the younger generation: "Graduate from high or training for a good career. Stay single until you find a good Christian man to marry!" Belle Delores Propst, of Petersburg, is sponsored by the Dorcas and Grant County CEOS. (Finally, thanks, Delores, for your kind note to us edi- tors. We appreciated your kindness.) Greenbrier County Belle Mrs. Glenda Killen is the 2009 Greenbrier County Folk Festival Belle. After attending the Rupert schools, Glenda took addition classes at the community college, computer courses, and training from the Green- brier Housing Authority. These edu- cational opportunities opened the doors to jobs at the Rupert Water Dept. for 15 years; as Town Recorder for 10 years, and, then, at the Green- brier Housing Authority for 18 years. She's also very active in the Rupert Public Library, Senior Citizens Cen- ter, and Lilly Valley Baptist Church. For pleasure, she loves to read and to make new friends. For younger women, she succinctly affirms, "Pray often! Be kind to ev- eryone! Smile and laugh every day!" Belle Glenda Killen, of Rupert, is sponsored by the Rupert and Green- brier County CEOS. A round-up this week We editors will continue with the review of our 2009 Folk Festival Belles next week. As you can see, it's a real treat to read about these out- standing ladies and their successes in life, thus offering encouragement to all o f us-- both to women and men -- to strive to excel and to continue our own self-improvement. Other notes For the Belles who remember our large and impressive Gilmer County Senior Center, the credit for that goes to Mary Oldaker, who has been its executive director for about 30 years, along with her army of volunteers, including a devoted staffer, Bobbie Montgomery, the center's activities director. As a wonderful testimonial to their dedication to the center over the years, the parking lot on this Tues., June 30 was completely full, with well-wish- ers who were there to commend them In the movie "Dead Poets Soci- ety," one of the lads in the English Poetry class (taught by Robin Will- iams) serves as an example of a strong contrast between profession in life and vocation. His dad wants him to be a doctor and thus has entered him in a top rated school. But inspired by Robin to be himself, to be willing to challenge in light of that self, the lad tries out and is accepted for a part in a Shakespeare play. He loves it and wants to go into acting, which - judged by his own personal wants and feelings - is his true vocation in life. But his dad objects strenuously, and now decides to remove him from his current school and place him into West Point. The lad feels his dad is too overpow- ering for him. He can't stand up to him. His vocation call is at odds with the profession his dad wants for him. He commits suicide. In a July 2002 issue of America magazine, Seton Hall University's James VanOosting shares a message he gives to incoming freshmen and their parents: "Please expect more of this insti- tution than preparing you for an entry-level job when you graduate. To place the bar there is to place it too low+ While an undergraduate, experiment rigorously and radically to discover your God-given gifts. Develop the spiritual discipline and emotional maturity to go on an 'in- ternal retreat, ' listeningforthe voice of a caller, hearing the possibilities of vocation. Turn your focus from the want ads to your own wants, and to the wants of your creator. Any- thing less is not worthy of the name 'higher' education." In this .America article VanOosting points out how the sup- port systems in our society today favor not a vocational approach to decision making but a professional one. The difference? The profes- sional approach is a "rational" one. It weighs such things as substantial income, prestige, chance of success vs. the hard training involved and job stress. If the weight in the bal- ancing act comes down heaviest on the positive aspects, school, parents, often even friends will say to go for it. The vocational approach is not in competition with the above. The two are not on the same field of play. Vocation, coming from the Latin "vocare," is a calling, a special gift for a special purpose from a caller outside the person (in the Bible it is God). And it entails sacrifice, faith, and sometimes darkness. It is some- thing one feels with real passion - to teach, to heal, to write, to paint. The person must hear it, and his gifts must match it. And to prevent com- pulsion substituting for a real voca- tion, a mentor needs to confirm it. One's true inner calling, one's gifts, can't be ignored without pro- ducing a life of frustration. Father Ed can be contacted through his e-mail i High Speed Internet for ALL of rural America! Available Nationwide Surf at least 10x faster than dial-up Equipment only $49.00!!! after mail-in rebate Hurry Promotion ends soon! 1-866-697-5992 *For first three months. S I0 additional/mo for remainder of 12 month agreement New York and Vermont lead the United States in maple syrup pro- duction but the Canadian province of Quebec produces more maple syrup than all 50 states put together. 'tt' i i 1 ontheirretirements. After a couple of trips out there, I was able to find a ..................................................................... parking place and to extend our news- Ill v ..,,+...-e.++ !!] paper staff's warmest regards to thesefine ladies. + Ill CELEBIPA,, WITH YOulpTE On another retirement note, we just -< received the news that Mike Miller, the expert attorney from Washington, i DC and last year's Tanner School 4[h 4 : Construction firm Reunion'sspeaker, hasretired. ,o.Iili iI(k,!GLE.ILL E We editor's wish him the best, hay- , ;. ) :" ' has loyalty to ing enjoyed his humor given at the MCDONALD'S 5 ilm Cou"t't reunion. - ' r Pletchers cont'd ... Forhis Tanner area friends, hecan be reached at 9686 Spratley Ave., Laurel, MD 20723. If GM persists and close this Best wishes, Mike, for a most happy n' 71 fly- ,Any ,figu;- Have a safe and fun-filled holiday, dealership, you will lose my loyalty. I retireme t. know that most of Pletcher s custom- Thanks to Gary and Ira Rogers, +' of Georgetown, DE, for their nice Get The Hon. David Walker State Delegate (33rd Dist.) Representing Gilmer, Calhoun & Clay Counties  Ilalimdar nf t:VlllltS %it+imteh.o++.mmdt, k++Idsarek+, antimenmri++,;+r+]+: 3' ly ............................... } :i.: ,:- v+++m-+ . " " U , 2009 Throughout July: Tours of the Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum; call 304-269-5070 for more information; July 4: Weston Firemen's Annual Independence Day Celebration; call 304-269-2349 or 269-7328for more information; July 6: Swim Lessons at LC Pool; call 304-269-6599formore informa- tion; July 10: Carnival Night from 7-10 at LC Pool. Swimming, games, and fun; call 304-269-6599for more information; July lh Asylum Ghost Hunt @ Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum; call 304-269-5070 ]br more infi)rmation; July 17: Swim Lessons at LC Pool; call 304-269-6599 for more information; July 18-19: Mud Bogs and Hill-N-Hole at Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum; call 269-5070for more information; July 19: "Hillbilly Rendezvous" at Appalachian Glass from 1-4 p.m.; call 304-269-5555 for more information; July 20-24: "Mommy & Me" at LC Pool; call 304-269-6599for more information; July 24: Asylum Ghost Hunt- PRIVATE @ Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum; call 304-269-5070for more infi)rntation; July 25: 3rd Annual Championship Bull ride at Spiker Farm in Jane lcw; ('all 304-884-7127 for more infi)rmation; July 27-31 : Jamboree at the Mill; call 304-269-4660fi)r more informa- tion; July 28-Aug. 1 : l+cwis County Fair; call 304-269- 7328for more infor- mali(m; July 31 : Asylum Ghost Hunt Cw Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum; call 304- 269-5070 fi)r more it{/?n'ntation: July 31: Night swim at I+C Pool; call 304-269-6599 for more informa- tion For more information on these and other events, contact: The Lewis County Convention & Visitors Bureau A Certified West Virginia CVB 499 US Hwy 33 East, Weston, WV 26452 304-269-7328 Fax 304'269-3271 www./ewiscoun or www.stonewa/ ers share my feelings. People who move away from this rural area still come back to buy and service their vehicles. We strongly urge you to reconsider and keep Pletcher's dealership open to keep representing your brand bet- ter than any other location I have experienced. We are not a number at Pletcher's, we are a lifelong relationship and we make deals with handshakes; you won't replace them. Michae'l Corlis, President, Corlis Design and Construction, Inc. Pair looking for Middle Run his- torical info Dear Editor, We would like to post a request for information in your paper. If any reader should know some- thing about the area of Middle Run during the 1920's-1950's, we would like to be contacted. Information such as family names and stores is appreciated. Our family lived there until 1942. Our grandparents were Cleveland and Blanch Weaver. Thank you, Ernestine (Moss) Walker and Collene (Moss) Powers (Editor's Note: You didn't send us your address, so we editors don't know how to contact you. Probably your best bet is to contact Historical Soci- ety President Marion Reed at 304- 462-4002 in order to learn if any such information exists at the Society's Family History Center. DHC, Sr.) "We will not sit unconcerned while our liberty is invaded, nor look in si- lence upon public robbery." An editorial stalcmcnl from the annals of T/w (;lenville Demo,'rat-Pathlinder files Well Card. Gary always writes me a "cheerful" note about West Virginia's sports scene, and HI be able to discuss this with him during their annual sum- mer visit to Glenville and GSC. Also, thanks to Grace Moss Rinehart, of Charleston, for her cheery card and long note of well- wishes. I am recovering from my bout with those sticky baby-back ribs in the throat episode. HI need a follow-up visit to the surgeon, prior to -- hope- fully -- getting off of the pure liquid and soft food diet and onto some meat once again. Conclusion Have a great 4th of July celebra- tion, kind folks! 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