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Page 4 - Thursday, July 2, 2015 - The Glenville Democrat The Glenville Pathfinder-Glenville, WV 26351 At City Council -- July is next Men.; report o By David H. Corcoran, Sr., Reading of the Ordinance Re- Publisher.Editor vision took place and was Although discussion of the passed. At the Public Hearing then upcoming West Virginia from 6:30-to-7:00 p.m., no StateFolkFestivaltookupsome member of the city's public time at the Glenville City showed up to comment. Mayor Council's June 1 meeting, the Fitzpatrick explains that the re- most surprising topic to be vised ordinance, which was rec- brought up was the resignation ommendedby City Police Chief of 3rd Ward Councilperson Benton"Ben" Huffman, brings John Bennett. the city into compliance with Mr. Bennett, who has served the state laws, relative to the on the council since 2013 and fines the municipality can levy. was city mayor during the 1985 "There willhe no fines going up Flood, is also now a County under this revision," the Mayor Commissioner. Even though a assured. previous State Ethics Commis- Financially, city government sion ruling permitted him to looks pretty solid, based on a serve on both governmental report from City Bookkeeper agencies without an apparent Anna James. "As of May 31, conflict of interest, Mr. Bennett the city is running in the black," stated, "I'm resigning because she stated. Approximately 92 I've got too many irons in the percent of the city's budgetary fire. I thank the city for its faith revenues in the treasury, while in me over my time on the coun- the expenditures -- at this 1 lth cil." Indeed, as a former Gilmer hour of the city's fiscal year County Schools Superinten- cycle -- are at approximately dent, Calhoun-Gilmer Career 93 percent. Mrs. James recom- CenterAdministrator-Principal mended several budget trans- and a Vo-Ag Administrator- fers, which were later approved Teacher, he has other education by the City Council. related responsibilities in an- In the Police Report, Chief other county. Huffman made his routine As part of his city duties, monthly report of citations and however, he has also been a waming tickets, assist calls, etc. sitting member of the Glenville Also, the City Council wentinto UtilitiesBoardofDirectors.So, Executive Session to discuss with his resignation and as of some departmental matter for his last City Council meeting about five minutes. on June 1, a replacement had to The Council also approved be appointed for that board, of a police rifle purchase from Mayor Dennis Fitzpatrick local businessman Phil Cun- then announced that 4th Ward ningham, who operates a local Councilperson Tammy Stew- gun and knife shop. art-Huffman had agreed to be As to Folk Festival instmc- the City Council's representa- tions to the Police Dept., Mayor five on that board, an appoint- Fitzpatrick asked the Chief to ment that was approved by the be at full force to patrol the other council members, town and requested him to keep In other business, the Second the Cornerstone Cafe side's exit in the Go-Mart Parking Lot cost the city $2,200. The other open, so that festival goers could sink hole, near the comer of get out of the lot and to the EastMainStreetatJoePutman's restaurant, "Usually, the ven- garage, will be a more costly dors crowd around and block fix, in that a state government that exit, so motorists can't use grant is needed to replace the it," the Mayor observed from storm sewer piping from the past festivals, trouble spot onto the Little (Editor's Note: and Folk Fes- Kanawha River. This will be tival Crime Update According done after the sink hole prob- to both the Glenville Detach- lem is corrected. ment of the State Police and the Mayor Fitzpatrick also re- Gilmer County Sheriffs Dept., ported that the recently evolv- the'festival crowds were quite ing Brownfields Grant's efforts orderl3/this year. In fact, there to identify the city's dilapidated was only one intoxicated per- housing and to adjust the va- son at the square dance, and he cant lands to alternative uses is was taken aside by the police- moving forward. The commit- men on duty, but, then, released tee of interested local citizens is tohisfriendstobetakenbackto meeting regularly eaeh month, his room.) he reported. He is representing The Mayor gave the Street the city in this initiative. Dept.'s report, mentioning that The next City Council meet- another hole had appeared on ing will be at 7 p.m. on next Powell Street. It was 1 ft.-to 18 Men., July 6 at the Glenville inches deep. Gravel was ap- City Hall. The general public is plied with a backhoe, which welcome to attend. STEPPING DOWN - 3rd Ward Councilperson and former local schools official, John Bennett (left), announced to Mayor Dennis Fitzpatrick (right) that he would be resigning his City Council seat, effective at that June 1, 2015 city meeting. Since coming on the Council, he's now a County Commissioner and has many "irons in the fire," he said. State Police chase leads to a felony arrest at Normantown; local man cited When Senior Trooper K.J. gency strobe lights to signal tween the school and Fred's operator's license, reports Sgt. Vamer, H was routinely pa- the driver to stop and to be Store. R. Smith, Commander of the trolling on Hwys. 33/119 on questioned. There, he investigated and GlenvilleStatePoliceDetach- Men., June 22, he noticed The motorcyclist had other cited one Ronald Adkins, Jr., ment. something suspicious about a ideas, however. He led 35, for a felony fleeing a po- Mr. Adkins was taken to biker coming in the opposite Trooper Varner on a short lice officer with reckless dis- and lodged in the Central Re- direction. He immediately chase, ending at the entrance regard and a misdemeanor gional Jail overnight and turned on his overhead emer- to the Gassaway Road, be- charge of driving without an bonded out the next day. umni On the evening of Sat., June celebrating theiir 50th anniver- 27, the Lions of Sand ForkHigh sary. Four formeer teachers were School met at Glenville's Se- in attendance: Helen James, nior Citizens Center for their Wanda Metz, Dixon Law, and annual alumni reunion. With ElwoodWhite, as wellas a num- over 125 in attendance, Alumni ber of former Alumni Award President Elwood White pre- recipients from yearspast. This sided over a great evening. The year's Honoree was James GilmerCountyBluegrassBand Murphy, a longtime educator played during social time, and and supporter of education pro- if smiles tell the story, a good gramsin Calhoun County. Larry time was had by all. Wildman also received his 2014 The Honor Classes this year Alumnus of the Year Award, as were 1945, 1955, and the Class he was not able to attend last of 1965, the latter whom were year's celebration. One of the highlights of the evening was the introduction o[ the 2f/15 Alumni Scholarship Winners. They are: Wesley Self, son of Chuck and Laura Self; Desirae Hickman, daughter of Marvin and Jo Hickman; Michaela Luzader, daughter of Sandra Luzader; and Matthew Montgomery, son of Charlene and Mark Montgomery. Our local youth are a treasure to be proud of, and these generous awards, courtesy of Alumni donations, are much-appreci- ated gifts sure to give these fine students a step up toward their future ambitions. The rest of the evening was filled with the singing of the school song, accompanied by Frances Fitzwater, a business meeting, a wonderful dinner courtesy of Sallie Mathess and her team, and the popular Roll Callofclasses. Ray Shackleford closed the evening with the Benediction, and the gathering processed to the patio to make plans to meet again next year. due regarding the long-running issue with settling the Josephine Adams Estate. According to the communication from Perdue, the "claim is being processed at the State level" and once it fin- ishes in Charleston it will be one step closer to closing. The 3 p.m. meeting was ad- journed at 3:38. County Commission covers many bases ... cont'd ... Continued from page 1 bill. More information on this Gilmer Family Court regarding should be available at the next space utilization in the Court office, meeting. House Annex is as far as they After hearing of a couple of Regarding Unfinished Busi- can take it right now. "We have minor budget revisions, the ness, the petition to enforce the plead our case," Chapman said Commissioners sat down, re- Unsafe Buildings and Lands emphaticallyregardingthesitu- viewed, and then paid bills to- Complaint#2014-05 wasnoted, ation. taling $12,126.10. There was Also, Mr. Chapman indicated AlsoregardingOldBusiness, also mention of approximately that the Commission's request theCommissionhasheardfrom $17K in refunds from the jail for reimbursement from the WV State Treasurer John Per- 000 000 Continued from page 1A at dark. The Gilmer County Volunteer Fire Department will be selling concessions during the event. Bring the family and come early to get a good seat for the show! of Veterans AsSistance Meeting cancelled for July The West Virginia Department of Veterans Assistance regu- larly scheduled visit to the Gilmer County Senior Center on the second Wednesday of each month has been cancelled for the month of July. The meeting for August should take place as normally scheduled on the second Wednesday at the Senior Center. For more information, please call 304-927-0980. Visions, Vessels, & Victory VVV has been trying to secure locations and directors in two communities of our county: Normantown / Cedarville / Rosedale / Shock / Stumptown areas and Glenville. This nonprofit has been unsuccessful thus far. No one knows a community like the people who live in it. VVV is hoping people in these areas will come together to provide this service once a month. That's only 12 days a year. Should a location and a director not be secured in these areas by the end of July, the food pantry will close completely. Fireside Connections Gilmer County families with children, ages 0-8 years old, are invited to come and make some fun summer memories with Fireside Connections ! Every Thursday this summer beginning last Thurs., June 25 and running until Aug. 6 from 6-8 p.m. at the parking lot of the Presbyterian Church on Rte. 5 towards Grantsville, there will be family time around a campfire, along with fun games and activi- ties, hot dogs, and learning about parenting topics. For the first 20 families who commit to attend 5 out of the 7 sessions, they will receive a $15 stipend check for each week which will be mailed after the Aug. 6 session. For more information, contact FRN Director Jessica Greenlief at 304-462-7545. Benefit Yard and Bake Sale for Brianna DeBee There will be a benefit yard and bake sale on Sat., July 11 from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Burnt House Community Center. The sale is to benefit Brianna Debee, who was born October 7, 2014 and weighed only 14 ounces. The sale is in need of both sellers and buyers. Donations of all kinds accepted! For more information, call Fran at 304-349-5425. School Clothing Voucher Applications are accepted at DHHR until July 31, 2015. The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Re- sources, Division of Family Assistance will begin accepting appli- cations Wed., July 1,2015 for school clothing vouchers for eligible children enrolled in West Virginia's schools. To learn more or to apply, contact the local DHHR office. Verification of income for the month of July must be submitted with the application. Applications must be received in the local DHHR office by Fri., July 31, 2015. Fourth Annual GCHS All Class Reunion July 25 The 4th Annual Gilmer County High School All-Class Reunion will be held on Sat., July 25, 2015. All alums, administrators, faculty, staff, coaches, and friends are invited. The anniversary classes of 1975, 1985, 1995, and 2005 will be recognized. "Meet and Greet" is from 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm at the High School - Reception from 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm at Glenville State College, followed by dinner at 5:00 pm - "Casino Theme" Cost is $20 per person for reception and dinner (advance registration) and $22 per person at the door - Dress: Casual or Casino Theme. The Registration Form and Menu can be viewed on Facebook @ Gilmer County High School Alumni Association Contact and invite a friend. For planning purposes, please RSVP with your check to: Bob Hardman, Glenville State College, 200 High Street, Glenville, WV 26351. If you have questions, contact Bob at 304.462.6181. Farmers Market is closed this Sat., July 4 Due to the upcoming holiday, weekend, the Gilmer County Farmers Market will be closed on this Sat., July 4. Normal operating hours will resume on next Sat., July 11. Our apologies for any inconvenience this may have cause either vendors or the general public, states the EDA's Executive Director Susan Stalnaker-Ware. The Pap By Lauren Streicher, AID If you have had the experi- ence of your internist telling you only need a Pap every three years, your gynecolo- gist telling you every two years, your hairdresser tell- ing you every five years, and you end up getting a Pap every year because you are confused and just don't Want to get cancer, you are not alone. The ritual of the annual Pap test has pretty much gone the way of the dial phone as the result of new screening technology and HPV (human papillomavirus) testing. It is clear that low-risk women do not benefit from yearly screening, and, in fact, some women need not be screened at all. Test: Finally a The problemis, there have ing Guidelines cervix: Not recommended. been so many different rec- Age to begin screening:. (Notethattheseguidelines ornrnendations from differ- 21 years are for average-risk women ent organizations, it is not Screening method and in- who have no history of high- unusual for women to get terval: Age 21 to 65 years: grade, precancerous cervical conflicting recommenda- cytology every three years lesion or cervicalcancer; are tions from different doctors, OrAge21to29years:cytol-not immunocompromised, websites, and magazines, ogy every three years not infected with HIV; and leaving women to try and Age 30 to 65 years: cytol- had no in utero exposure to figure out which test is best, ogy plus HPV testing (for diethylstilbestrol (DES).) and how often to get it. high-risk or cancer-causing So, hallelujah, finally ev- In a valiant effort to bring HPV types) every five years eryone is in agreement that consistency to cervical can- Age to end screening: 65 too-frequent or unnecessary cer screening, the internists years, assuming three con- screening leads to extra ex- (American College of Phy- secutive negative results on pense and painful unneces- sicians), gynecologists cytology, or two consecu- sary colposcopies andbiop- (American Congress of Ob- tive negative results on cy- sies. Everyone agrees that stetricians and. Gynecolo- tology plus HPV testingwomen under the ageof21, gists), The American Can- within 10 years before ces- and low risk women over 65 cer Society, and other key sation of screening, with the do not benefit from routine organizations have finally most recent test performed cervical cancer screening. agreed on the following within five years. Everyone agrees that adher- guidelines: Screening after hysterec- ence to these new guidelines Cervical Cancer Screen- tomy with removal of the willnotresultinmorewomen Cancer ending up with an invasive cervical cancer. Why You Still Need Your Annual Gynecologic Exam But here is what everyone does not agree on: The American College of Physicians feels that in a non- Pap year, there is no reason for a woman to have a gyne- cologic exam unless she has a specific complaint. As a gynecologist, I feel very strongly that even if a woman does not need a Pap test, there is a great deal of benefit from an annual gyne- cologic exam. No complaint does NOT translate to "no problem," and the majority of condi- tions I diagnose and treat have NOTHING to do with a Pap test. This is particularly Screening true for the midlife-or-be- yond woman. Incontinence, vaginal dry- ness, pelvic organ prolapse, sexual problems, or new growths on the vulva or cer- vix are among the very long list of conditions and issues that I address at an annual visit even if my patient does not voice a specific concern, either out of embarrassment or the belief that herproblem is just a "normal" conse- quence of aging. So yes, these new Pap guidelines make sense and will, theoretically at least, lead to less confusion. But yes, you do still need to see your gynecologist even if it is not a "Pap-test year." Who else is going to look in your vagina? ....... I I ...... 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