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~ 1 Small YOlvn Ne1spapers 21 7 \V Cota Street / State's Center: [/) Shelton. \VA 98384-2263 Gilmer County-- In the k,x t sAc 002 o An Abundance of Gas, Oil, and Heart! FO~-i L C~ Powered by the Natural Gas Industry -- WV's valuable new Export! most Attention, Democrat Readers: The circulars enclosed this week are Glenville Foodland and Shop 'n' Save of Weston. Welcome, readers, to The Democrat/Look for this insert that goes into specified local Zip Code zones or in all papers. We editors encourage you readers to shop with these advertisers. Also, don't forget our other regular On-the-Page businesses, notably the time honored ones throughout the newspaper. Additionally, check our updates on Facebook page at Glenville Democrat/Pathfinderi Finally, see our editorials about the"Folk Festival, FRN giving the park to the city, kudos to the master gardeners and the new Community Literacy initiative" (pg. 3) and welcome, summer visitors, and don't miss the various events around town and in the county. Single Copy Price-75* (70 plus tax) (ISSN 0746-5890) Published by ~ People~Gilmer Coun tg Volunle 111, Number 27 Glenviile. Giimer County, West Virginia 26351, E-maih glenvillenews@gmaiLcom Thursday, ,hily 2, 2t)15 THIS WEEK'S PRAYER Heaven//Father, Extend comfort for the recover- ies of the sick, injured, displaced or depressed, especially the fatali- ties, injured and sick around WV and the world, including Joe Exline & others needing Christ's healing touch. Prayer of the Week "Men sow the fields in the spring, and reap them in the fall; And from the wheat was made this bread. We offer it, O Lord. Men tend the vine in the spring, And harvest it in the fall; And from the vine was made this wine. We offer it, O Lord. "1 Men cut you down, tookyour I life, But you rose with the dawn; And from your death was made our life. We offer it, O Lord." Also, give heart to the families of this week's deeeaseds, particu- larly to the relatives and friends of all Gilmer Countians or natives, living here or elsewhere, notably Oleta Mac (Duley) Tallhamer, Diana Hancock and Shirley Lee "Doe" Bennett. Amen. r"What did YOUmiss at the2015~ Folk Festival? .;i I This Week in WV History July 2, 1829: Potter and business- man Alexander Polk Donaghho was born. He began a pottery opera- tion in Parkersburg, creating hand- thrown, salt-glazed crocks, jars and other pottery that are avidly col- lected today. July 3,1863: At Gettysburg, Union troopers in the 1st West Virginia Cavalry took part in a fruitless cav- alry charge against Confederate in- fantrymen during the waning me- ments of that great battle. July 4,1882: The steamboats Scioto and John Lomas collided on the Ohio River as they were returning from holiday excursions. The Scioto I sank almost instantly, and 70 people I drowned. I July 4, 1918: Poet Muriel Miller I Dressier was born in Kanawha I County. Her poem "Appalachia," I published in 1970, was her signa- [ ture piece. I LGILMER GOINGS I THE MINNIE HAMILTON HEALTH SYSTEM GLEN- VILLE OFFICE Will close at 4:00 p.m. on Fri. July 3, and will be closed or Sat., July 4, to observe the July 4th holiday. Please contact the phone nurse at 304-462-7322 before 12:00 p.m. on July 2, for any prescription refills or phone messages to providers. No mes- sages will be received by the phone nurse on Fri., July 3. We hope you and your family have a safe and happy holiday! The Unsafe Buildings and Lands Enforcement Agency will meet on next Thursday, July 9 at 9 a.m. at the Gilmer County Com- mission office. The BAD Building Team meet- ing will be next Wed., July 8 from 6- 8 p.m. at the Waco Center in the Landaplenty Room # 238. Gilmer County Commission: 9 a.m., this Thurs., July 2, Courthouse. Inside Weekl Classifieds !ii ............ :i:: ........ '!';: i4 Courthouse News .................... t3 torial Page ............ , .............. ;. 3 ...... ,,= ............ :::: ......... gals 101! Obituaries .............. =,;i ........ ,,:i;6 Regional Marketplace ;;,,....,..i i 9 Sports .................... ,,:;, ......... 7 ute to WVU Page, ........... ; 16 9 Folk Festival Pic res ...... ,.., 2 Meditation Moment July 2, 1937 - Amelia Earhart & Fred Noonan disappear over the Pacific. "Please know that I am aware of the hazards. 1 want to do it because I want to do it. Women must try to do things as men have tried. When they fail, their 'allure must be a challenge to others." ~ Amelia Earhart Have a Safe & llaloloy Fourth oF July! Gilmer County Commission meeting covers a lot of bases By David Corcoran, Jr., Unsafe Building and Lands Enforce- General Manager ment Agency (for DeKalb / Troy and For several months now, the posi- Glenville Corporations) and the Am- don of Director for the Gilmer County bulance Service (DeKalb/Troy).These Office ofEmergencyManagementhas are both organizations that need de- been up in the was finally nailed pendable, civically-minded individu- down at the receilt County Commis- als to serve on them. Contact any sion Meeting. County Commission member for more After a 13 minute Executive Ses- information. sion to discuss the candidates, Com- The Commissioners also alerted the mission President Larry Chapman public that they have received the thanked the individuals who had ap- county board minutes for the Lewis- plied for the position and announced Gilmer E-911 Yearly Totals Report Jack Heater had been appointed to the and the Gilmer County Parks and Rec- position. Heater will step into the posi- reation Board, Inc. Meeting Minutes tion on July 1 ~' of this year at a pay of for April. These reports are available $1,000 per month, for public review in the County Clerk' s Commission members also spoke regarding Board seats still open on the Continued on page 4 BELLES OF YEARS PAST- Each year during the Folk Festival, former Belles are invited from all over the state to participate in the events during the annual get-together. The Belles from years past are also invited to be recognized by riding in the parade, Pictured above are some of the wonderful ladies who have previously represented their counties as a Belles. Pictured in the front in the beautiful red dress is Mrs. Helen James, a well-known 1997 Belle from Gilmer County. Susie Kirkpatrick (seated, center), who graciously drives these women and their families to the events, takes a moment to rest for this picture. There are many other Belles being pulled through the parade on the trailer pictured above, all who were smiling and waving to the crowd throughout the drive. People, who attend the Folk Festival, always enjoy seeing these ladies, present and past Belles, in their fancy dresses while walking down the streets, listening to the live music being played, and admiring the handmade crafts. Congratulations to the current and past Belles on receiving such an honor! We look forward to seeing you next year! HAPPY 4TH OF JULY - Our gratitude to you, Mr. William Beckett, and the rest of our nation's veterans for fighting for our freedom. Mr. Beckett, pictured above, is 95 years old now, but served in the 101st Airborn unit in the United States Military. His daughter, Marchetia Cottrill, would like to say" Happy 4th of July to the most loved and appreciated Dad I know!" Without the service from the men and women in our Armed Forces, we Americans would not be able to celebrate Independan'ce Day on this Sat., July 4. Take time to thank a veteran and/or active duty service member on this day and everyday. God Bless America, Land of the Free, Home of the Brave! "ALUMNUS OF THE YEAR" -- This newspaper's cartoonist and Glenville State College Art Professor Emeritus George Harper (pictured) was honored as an "Alumnus of the Year," along with Dick Barrett and Bill Gainer (not pictured), at the Old Glenville High School's Alumni Reunion & Banquet last Sat. evening at the Mollohan Center. Professor Harper was introduced by Julia Murin Lee (left) with a powerpoint presentation of stunning pictures of his award-winning art works, now mostly in private collections. (More commentary in the Corcoran Co~utah, pg. 3.) PROGRESS MADE ON THE NEW SOMERVILLE EXXON STORE This Fall AftertheMarch5mfirebroughtdown Kline and Maisie Somerville offi- the Somerville Exxon in Linn. local cially opened the business on March residents have been watching the steady 26'h. 1956. When they outgrew that rebuilding of the landmark family- building in 1968. they built the store owned business, that was recently lost to the fire. Sons "We are looking forward to a late Larry and Rob took over the business summer grand opening and getting in 2005 and it has continued to grow. back to serving the community again." Area residents are excited by the LeisaSomerville states. "It truly means work going on at the intersection, both so much to have the support of every- at Somerville's Exxon and the new one. This has been a family owned Leading Creek Elementary. This fall business since 1956,andwe'reexcited the community of Linn is going to to be pushing towards 60 years!" have a whole new look! JAMES I URPHY (LEFT) RECEIVED THE 2015 ALUMNI OF THE YEAR AWARD FROM THE SAND FORK SCHOOL'S ALUMNI PRESIDENT, ELWOOD WHITE. (SEE RELATED STORY ON PAGE 4. ) @@@ @@@ Cedarville's 4th of July Sky Light & Sound Show this Sat. ! The annual colorful Light & Sound Show at Cedarville is planned for this Sat., July 4. The show, which is a combination of spectacular sky images, will begin Area Briefs continued on page 4 J ' t