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Page 8 The Glcnville l)enmcral Thtn'sday, July 2. 2009 i Around The Kitchen Table Ger aldineM arks 462-7477 Don't Complain About Rain - Droughts Can be Worse! The Conrad family lived in several places, but this is where they still call home. Aunt Tacie was my dad. Straud Allen's, sister, and we often visited when growing up. Aunt Tacie and Uncle Roy's children were: Lee. Carl. Pauline, Emoline, twins Josephine and Jesse, and Paul and Glenn. Recently, Josephine passed away, and Lee and Glenn passed away a few years ago. We miss them. This week Luanne. cousin Carl Conrad's wife, and also my Minney cousin, called and asked me to men- tion that her home creek Tanner #4 will be holding their annual reunion on July 11. in the Shock Church of Christ parking lot. She also said to tell everyone that they are welcome. I have attended some of the reunions. It is a fun place to go, so many former Tanner residents attend. Lots of pic- tures are taken, and many of them go onto that popular Shock website that my family faithfully checks on for the local news. They will have tents for shelter from the sun or rain. This has been the first hay weather this summer. Thanks to the weather, son Timmy, his wife Debbie. son-in- laws Matt and Jim, daughters Rachel and Jenny, two college students. Tim and Mike. and some late nights, we got most of it up this week. I did a lot of cooking, with lots of help from Debbie, Jenny, and Rachel. It is al- ways fun to cook for people who en- joy eating, and my hungry, tired hay hands did that. Everyone is always glad when the hay is up. Last Tuesday, daughter Marina and THE CROOKED FORK HOMEPLACE OF UNCLE ROY AND AUNT TACIE CONRAD IN 2000 I were in Gassaway, and son-in-law Roger called her and asked her to go to the Servia 1-79 Exit and pick up a part for him at Nettles' Tractor Equip- ment. They said they had been really busy that day, selling new and repair parts. We saw several people having baler trouble along the road. Lots of hay is going up this week. and there are lots of tired farmers around. Our weatherman says that May was one of the wettest Mays on record. June isn't over. and they are already predicting it to be a record-breaker. Last fall. we had unusually dry weather, and I think it was February before the dry spell ended. I think 2007 was the driest year since 1930. I was two years old in 1930, so I don't remember the drought; but I remem- ber how important it was to all our neighbors to can food for two years if they could, because evidently, in 1930. lots of people went to bed hungry. These were depression years, and there was no work and no money to buy food with. In our time of plenty, this is hard to imagine. The 1930 drought lasted for 13 months. The PDSI (Palmer Drought Severity Index), which is the way droughts are measured, was -6.0, rain- fall: and -4.0 or less is classified as extreme. In September, 1999. our PDSI was -3.84. I remember that year. Ralph pumped Crooked Fork dry several times to water out" arden. Deadstring Brothers at Timberline Four Seasons Resort Deadstring Brothers Tour to include Timberline Appearance Independence Weekend. Detroit based Kuf{ Marsdhke. gui- tarist and vocalist for the rock band Deadstring Brothers. will include a West Virginia concert Friday, July 3. at 10 p.m. at Timberline Four Seasons Resort as part of a national tour. The band is on a national tour in support of their already released al- bum "Silver Mountain" and a new record "Sao Paulo" which will soon come out in Europe and the United States. The band draws on storytelling and instrumental traditions and classic country and incorporates the aggres- sion and grit of Detroit rock 'n roll into their named among the best al- bums of the year by Weekend. The group's tour will take them to Knoxville and Nashville prior to their West Virginia appearance, which will be one of the few American dates remaining before band leader Marschke leaves for Europe. On Saturday evening, July 4. Jesse Florentine will perform Americana style on guitar with vocal 8 p.m. at the ski lodge. Mr. Florentine will include patriotic renditions in observance of Independence Day. The resort will also offer scenic chair lift rides, mountain bike rides. horseback trail rides and full food and beverage service over the weekend. For on-site lodging at the new Tim- berline Resort Hotel and Suites. visit He fed the cows hay, that summer and kept a close watch on his springs. Lots of springs and water wells went dry that summer. 1930 would have been than twice that dry. I want to thank Mr. Jim Meads and my daughter Regina for the infomm- uon. and I want to copy a paragraph sent to me by Mr. Meads. It makes us realize just how lucky we are. I think Mr. Meads got this article from the Drought Monitor: "WV suffered from a prolonged drought between April, 1930, to November, 1941. Upper Tract of Pendleton Co. had only 9.5 inches of rain for the entire year of 1930. Many wells, streams, and springs were dry. Towns were forced to haul water for domes- tic consumption. The worst drought conditions were during the autumn of 1930 People walked across the Monongahelia River at Morgantown without getting their feet wet. Ex- treme heat accompanied the drought during the summer of 1930. The av- erage monthly temperature in Williamson for July, 1930, was 82.8 degrees, and that's considering both their high and low temperatures. Moorefield reached 112 degrees on August 4, 1930. That's the hottest state temperature, equaled again in Martinsburg in 1936." This makes us count our blessings. McKinney Presented WVSCPA in the Rehabilitation of Ortlopedic, Sports, and Induatrial Injuries 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 • Pediatric Physical Therapy • Rehab Following Stroke • Back and Neck Problems New Service: 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 claims for you! Licensed Staff of Experienced ProJessionals: Elizabeth Gibson, OPT germ C. Boring, bIPT Phone: 304-462-8933 Fax: 304-462-8934 Located in the Glenville State College l'bysical Education Building; Free Parking ’Callfor Appointment) *Also with office hours in Gassaway; Call 364-1046 W V's Biggest Summer Party ! Anticipation and excitement is run- ning high as West Virginia's Biggest Summer Party is coining to Fairmont, set for July 4. at Palatine Park in Fairmont. This event is ttally FREE for the public, as last year's atten- dance ranged to over 10,000 in the pouring ram. Chris Cagle has produced two Gold Albums and one Platinum Album with hits including: "I Breathe in. I Breathe out," "Chicks Dig It." "Miss Me Baby," "Laredo .... what A Beautiful Day," "What Kinda Gone." plus many other chart topping hits. Chris was named CMT's Top 20 Sexiest Men, Breakthrough Artist of Year and voted 2008 ASCAP Songwriter of the Year. Chris is currently working on his fourth album to be released later this year. Foggy Radio is the promoter of this area event with Main Street of Fair- mont coordinating the Fireworks cel- ebration. Other events include: 2009 Colgate Country Showdown Winner and Runner-up performing at 6:00 p.m., Davisson Brothers, and Nina Sharp opening up for Chris Cagle at 7:30 p.m., Dedication Ceremony of the New Palatine Park Structure, Food Booths, Kid Activities, Chris Cagle at 9:00 p.m. and Fireworks at l 0:15 p.m. The Country-Fried 4th of July Event is totally FREE! If Chris Cagle were nothing more than a man who lives life at full- speed, taking corners on two wheels, he would still be one of country music's more interesting characters. There aren't many in the industry who can put passion and energy on stage or on record the way he can. Chris's secret weapon lies in his ability to rope the whirlwind, to capture its motion and emotion whit his pen and his voice. It is, as Wordsworth said, where emo- tion is recalled in tranquility that po- etry is created, and it is there that Chris's untamed spirit becomes art. Chris's high-energy show will make this 4th of July Celebration a memory for everyone in attendance. Gates Open at 5:00 p.m. If anyone would like to set-up a booth at the event, please contact the Main Street of Fairmont office at 304-366-0468. Bring your lawn chair! It's festival seating. This event s FREE to the public. Fireworks Safety As the 4th of July holiday ap- proaches. West Virginians are pre- paring to celebrate with cookouts. family reunions and other get- togethers Unfortunately, these cel- ebrations can quickly turn disastrous for families, especially when children and teenagers are injured, sometimes permanently, by so-called "safe and sane" fireworks. Permissible under West Virginia law are items called "Novelties and Sparklers." which include "snakes" and glow worms." smoke devices that produce white or colored smoke. trick noisemakers which include "party poppers." "string poppers," and snappers" or "drop pops," and wire sparklers, as well as other sparkling devices which emit showers of sparks and sometimes a whistling or crack- ling effect when burning. By state law. none of these novel- ties, sparklers and sparkler devices, is to be sold to anyone under the age of 16. In West Virginia, the most danger- ous types of fireworks prohibited by law include large reloadable shells, festival balls or shots, cherry bombs, aerial bombs (skyrockets, Roman candles), daygo bombs, M-80 salutes and firecrackers. Also banned are the mail-order kits designed to build fire- works. Violation of the fireworks law is a citable offense. According to the National Fire Pro- tection Association (NFPA), fire- works consistently cause more dam- age to property than all other outdoor fire causes combined for the Fourth of July (day) in the United States. How can you prevent fireworks m- juries? The West Virginia State Fire Marshal's Office advises that. by far. the safest way to enjoy fireworks is to attend an outdoor public display put on by specially trained pyre-technic professionals. However, if you do choose to use the permitted sparklers and novelties. these safety tips should also be kept in mind: • Use sparklers and novelties only with extreme caution. Older children should bc closely supervised and younger children should not be al- lowed to play with fireworks at all. • No running or horseplay should cver bc permitted while using fire- works. • Before using any legal fireworks. read and follow all warning instruc- tions printed on the label. • Light all items outside in a clear area away from houses, away from yard debris such as grass, brush. leaves, etc.. and away from flammable materials (gasoline cans. newspapers. etc. ) • Always keep a bucket of water nearby for emergencies and for pour- ing on items that fail to ignite. • Never try to relight or handle malfunctioning fireworks. Douse and soak them with water, then properly dispose of them. • Always make sure other people are out of range before lighting fire- works. • Never set off more than one item at a time. • Keep unused fireworks away from firing areas. • Never experiment with homemade fireworks. • Never ignite fireworks in a con- tainer, especially in a glass or metal container. Fireworks are more haz- ardous when confined. • Store fireworks in a cool. dry, secure place. Check instructions for special storage directions. • Never touch unexploded fire- works, and make sure children under- stand never to touch them. The West Virginia State Fire Marshal's Office wishes everyone a safe, happy summer season. B ul please remember: it's everyone's special re- sponsibility to protect our young chil- dren and teenagers by ensuring their safety, especially when exposing them to amateur use of fireworks. For additional information on con- sumer fireworks safety, you can visit the following websites: www.nfpa .org, www.usfa.femagov, www Being a full-time mother is one of the highest salaried jobs in my field, since the payment is pure love. ----Mildred B. Vermont Educator Award Energy Express is Accepting Donations The Winner of the West Virginia Society of Certified Public Accoun- tants Outstanding Educator Award for 2009 is Cheryl F. McKinney. CPA, Associate Professor of Accounting and Business at Glenville State Col- lege. Ms. McKinney has been associated with Glenville State since 1983. She has been instrumental in revising the accounting curriculum at Glenville to maintain its relevance to the current business environment and to insure the incorporauon of computer appli- cations. Additionally, she has pro- vided practical experience to her stu- dents and service to the community through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program. As the WVSCPA award winner. Ms. McKinney becomes eligible for the Lifetime Achievement in Account- ing Education Award given by the American Institute of Certified Pub- lic Accountants. Local merchants are friendly, helpful and more likely to know your name! Please patronize the m! of Time, Money, and 'Found Items' The Gilmer County Extension Of- fice is collaborating with the Gilmer County Board of Education and Glen- ville State College to offer Energy Express to the county. Energy Ex- press is a FREE six-week summer reading program offered to children who will be entering First through Sixth grade or will be repeating Kin- dergarten or Sixth rade in the tall of 2009. The progran is half a day and will be located at Glenville State col- lege from June 29 thru August 7. with July 3. being a holiday. The Energy Express program is re- ceiving great support from people and organizations within the county. I'm happy to say we have enough money in the budget for the books. However. we are asking for donations to help cover the cost of meals for the chil- dren. The children who attend Energy Express will be getting two nutri- tional meals a day prepared by the college, breakfast and lunch. The Tru th or Tradition ? Why do ye also transgress the commandment of God by your tradmonj,,_ Matthew 15:3 9 Baptism Is Essential To Salvation ..... Truth Or Tradition..: .." Baptized Into Jesus Christ. "Know ye not. that so many of us as were baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized into his death?" (Romans 6:3). Must we be "in Christ" to be saved? How does Paul say we get into Christ? At the same time we are baptized into Christ, what else does Paul say we are baptized into? Why would he say that? Think about it. We'll come back to that in a future article. Buried With Him By Baptism. "Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life." (Romans 6:4). There are three modes of baptism practiced in our day: sprinkling, pouring, and immersion. Which was practiced in the New Testament? Which of these is truth, and which is tradition? Planted Together. "For if we have been planted together in the likeness of his death, we shall be also: in the likeness of his resurrection." (Romans 6:5). What if we have not been planted (buried) in the likeness of His death'! Can we be raised with Him if we have never been buried with Him? The Old Man Crucified. "Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with him. that the body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin." (Romans 6:6). We crucify the old way of life. There' s got to be a death before there can be a b,rial. There's got to be a burial before there can he a resurrection Baptism A Picture. In baptism we have a picture of the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. the fundamentals of Christianity. Just as Christ died/'or our sins. we die to sin, crucify the old way of life. Just as Christ was buried, we are buried in water, our sins arc covered. Just as Christ was raised from the tomb, we are raised from the grave of baptism to walk in newness of life. When does that new life begin? A Meaningful Way. What a meaningful way to identify with our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. It's unfortunate so many have been caught up in tradition and missed the beauty and significance of baptism. If you would like further study on what The Bible has to say about baptism, please give me a call. Steer Creek Church of Christ, 3466 Rsedale Road, Stumptown, WV 25267. Minister: Gene H. Miller. 3281 Rosedale Road. Shock. WV 26638. Phone: 462-0384. E-mail: ghmiller( Weh IAnks:, Gilmer county E-tension Office is working with the Summer Foods Pro- gram to help with expenses, but reim- bursement from the program will only cover $5.00 a day per child, with the cost being $8.40 a day per child. That gives us $3.40 per day per child that we have to cover. You could make a difference in the life of a child by sponsoring one child's meals at Energy Express for only $98.60. No donation is too small and all are greatly appreciated! If you are able to make a donation. please, make the check out to the Gilmer County 4-H Leaders Associa- tion. Energy Express. If you have any questions please call the Gilmer county Extension Office at 462-7061. or send an email to Jenny.Shirey @ mail. wvu. edu. Energy Express also needs some "found items": butcher paper, buttons and beads, clean containers with lids, clothesline and clothespins, coffee filters, cotton balls, empty cereal boxes, feathers, flour, foam egg car- tons. foam meat trays, freezer paper• large,appliance boxes, magazi nes with lots of pictures, newspapers, packing material, paper bags, paper towel or toilet paper tubes, plastic buckets with lids. plastic grocery bags, plastic rings from soft drink packs, sand. shower curtains, old sheets, trash bags. socks and pantyhose, string, thread, yarn. spools, textured fabrics and other materials, used file folders, wallpaper sample books, and wrapping paper. Start saving these tems at home! We will start accepting items at the extension office starting June 1. We invite you to be a volunteer at Energy Express, going in and reading one-on-one with the children or help- ing out during family style meals. 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