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The Glenvi'lle Pathfinder- Glenville, WV 26351 /ii iiii!iiiiiiiiilZ!ij!!ilZiiiii!j!iiiiiii!:i i;/ i .................. What did you and the Editor miss at the 2015 Folk Festival? cont'd ... schooiteacher, toldmethatthis the Belles, so if you missed relatedbackpageUnitedBank reunion visitors! Use this as a School Mama scared her stu- being at their introduction pro- advertisementandpieture.)This start-up for researching your dentstodeath,anytimeshetook gram downtown Sat. evening, her class to a one-room school meeting them on the street or home for her historical re-ca- seeingthemintheparade,you'll actment. Well,Patty frightened get to meet them in this column a lot of the Folk Fest's audi- and see how YOU can become ence, too, including this editor, a future Belle, younger ladies.) who was placed in the"dunce" Appreciation goes to GSC seat with the descriptive hat. Music Professor Emeritus ! was privileged to sit with Harry Rich for organizing the Linda and Bill Gainer at last parade! Sat. evening's Old Glenville The Country Store High School's Alumni Re- & Dotty Kendig's union Banquet. Congrats to New Biographical Book Bill for being named one of the This 19th century store is the three Co-Alumni of the Year, headquarters of the Folk Festi. along with our award-win- vat Committee, and the Wel- ning cartoonist George come-Information Center for Harper and Glenville's af- the event. There was, also on fable gentleman, Dick Saturday, Dotty Kendig, a lo- Barrett! cat author who has just written Let's return to Main Street at a book enfitled,"Where is Your the Fest, though! For the first Socks?" This book is really a year in 20, I missed the old- funread,recountingtalesofher fashioned Hoedown Square missionary family's adventures Dancing, and on Sat. with the in the headwaters of the Ama- rain, at GSC's Moilohan Cen- zon region of eastern Peru. ter. This is such a popular and I won't give away the story healthful outdoor activity, es- about her title, but it' s worth the pecially after the sun of a hot read just to find out. You will muggydaydropsbelowGilmer laugh, cry, become aware of County's beautiful mountain native people's culture and ad- tops. Everyone has fun dancing mire this brave, lively and in- to the calls of Mack Samples, novative missionary couple. of Clay, among other old-time They were in Peru in the callers. The energy and joyful- 1940s until the early 1960s,as I ness of this dancing emanates recall, before she and her hus- throughout the downtown, band, Richard, bought their Of course,if you couldn't get Gilmer County farm. By virtue downtown Sat. morning, you ofaFulbright Fellowship and missed the festive Car Show travel grant, I was there in1968 , and Folk Festival Parade. For but only in Lima, Cuzco and the Gilmer County Veterans Machu Picchu, all being very FlagUnit,thisistheweekend's historic areas. Hence, I had premier patriotic and spirited wanted to compare some sto- event, followed by the March ties about Peru with the kind of the Belles. They add much andgood-heartedDotty,butthat beauty, charm and color to the was not to be, in that I was tied lineup, up all day with the Historical Representing 27 counties in Society's programs. the state, they have in their 70 Kemper Birds' Display years cared for their families, Likewise, I about missed been faithful to their churches Ron and Lynne Kemper's and promoted their communi- "BirdsofMyHollow"display ties. (Editor'sNote: Next week, at the historic Kanawha Union we'll start our own March of Bank on Howard Street. (See WEST VIRGINIA NEWSPAPERS SUPPORT AND HONOR THE VETERANS' LEGACY PROJECT Damon West "[roy, WV Army V'eteran \~k>rld 'V\,~r 11 "During the trip. tiac Army did everythin,~, in alp!~abetical order. My last name starts with a W, mad they wew .the decks down on that ship. I was doatn on the f#kh deck in a hammock that swung from the ceiling," Sponsored by: ____J I Attorney At Law 304.624.1100 "In Honor of those who have Sacrificed." The West Virginia Veterans' Legacy Project is an oral history, preserving the stories, artifacts, and photographs associated with West Virginia's veterans who have served from World War II to present, It is accessible at the Glenvitle State College campus and via www.glenville.edu/veterans. For more information contact (304) 462-6163 or lason.Gum@glenville.edu P,;I ilic,~l Ad I'a~d t~ I>'~ ~1~ (?amhdat~. Tanner couple have a bird iden- tification contest every year -- a good exercise for both chil- dren and adults. The prize: a book on birds. These kind folks go all out to carry on the old Appalachian traditions of bird watching and bird carving from wood. Keep well, kindKempers! College program The major Folk Festival musicians always perform on Ffi.-Sat. evenings in the audit0- rium of the GSC Fine Arts Building. Now,if you've never heard folk music explained to you, that would be the place to learn it. Also, in the aftemoom there, Fiddle & Banjo Con- tests take place. The contes- tants are very serious and tal- ented musical whizzes. Kudos to the winners! Most of them, then, jam together late at night in and around the Conrad Ho- tel. Well, that's all of the events that you may or may not have been able to see at this past 2015 Folk Festival. Any others that I omi~.ed you readers can brief me on for future comment. Postscript, No. 1 Humanities Council Numerous other histori- cal and cultural events take place in several WV cities, including many engaging ones at the WV Humani- ties Council's Headquar- ters, located at 1310 Kanawha Blvd., East, Charleston. There, some very interesting "living his- tory" programs are regu- larly scheduled for anyone who wants to enjoy and learn from them. For a schedule of upcom- ing events, call 304-346-8500 for details. Most importantly, many of these events are family outing-type programs, of which your kids or grand- kids would find mind-cap- turing, exciting and enjoy- able! Postscript, No. 2 Hey, Green Thumb folks out there! Garden enthusiasts don't miss a golden oppor- tunity to enhance your grow- ing experience this season. You are, consequently, in- vited to stop by the Gihner County Historical Society to look over the impressive Heirloom Seeds' collec- tion, which can be replanted for years to come! It's an environmentally friendly and healthful practice, too. If you don't understand the program, ask Librarian Dot Frey or V-P Karen Peunebaker to explain this organic growing alternative. The Historical Society actively supports the Folk Festival, particularly in keeping Dr. Patrick Gainer's original vision of having crafts demonstra- tions (like blacksmithing), historical presentations, ghost story telling, among other old-time activities). For info, contact Dot at the Society, Thurs.-Sat. af- ternoons, noon through 5 p:m., at 304-462-4295. Attn: Society Meeting Change for July: Our next Historical Society meeting will be at noon on Thurs., July 23 at the Holt House Museum's Annex, with a covered dish inn- cheon at the start. Welcome all Gilmer County family's history in the county! Postscript, No. 3 Thanks, Gary.* My good friend from Georgetown, DE, Gary Rog- ers, caught my miscue relative to retired actor,Hugh O'Brian. In a caption on our local high school students who attended the Hugh O'Brian Summer Leadership Camp, I'd written that he was deceased. Well, Hugh lives! Hurrah! He's 90, and is still listed as doing bit parts in various TV series. As you older readers will recall, he made his fame as Sheriff Wyatt Erp in the old TV series. Gary is a retired teacher, so we edi- tors rely on these learned folks, like him, to keep m honest and 315 W. Main St. - 304.462.5631 truthful. Thanks, again, Gary! Postscript, No. 4 Kudos to the VA's Med Cr., Clarksburg! This past June meant a whole lot to the Louis A.Jolmson VA Medical Center in Clarksburg, for they were celebrating the "Kick-off of the VA's Sum- mer of Service." It's hoped by this con- certed summer effort that the facility's existing partner- ships can be strengthened and the number of individuals and organizations in the com- munity serving our Veterans can be increased. Hey, volunteers, this is a good opportunity for you to do good for others and to feel good for yourself! For detail on this impor- tant initiative, contact Mr. WesleyR.Walls,PubficAf. fairs Officer, at 304-623- 3461, Ext. 3370. His email is: Wesley.Walls@va.gov Cont'd in the right column The GlenviUe Democrat - Thursday, July 2, 2015 - Page 5 I I l ml lll ll I I Ill Ill I I III lll ll I1 "AND THOU SHALT BE A BLESSING" II I When God called Abram to come out of Ur of the I Chaldees, He said, "Get thee out of lhy country, and I from thv kindred, and from thy father's house, unto a II land th~: l will show thee: and ! will make of thee a great 7, bless thee, anti curse him that curseth thee; and in thee II shall all families of the earth be blessed." (Gem 12:1-| 3) II Many sermons have been preached which included I [the promise that all nations were to be blessed through I the seed of Abraham, and we who believe in Jesus as li [ God's only begotlen Son. and also a son of Abraham, | are particularlY,; ~rateful for that promise. I! Other things included in these promises are men- | tioned fl'equently, but rarely ever do we hear the prom- Ii ise that Abraham would be a blessing emphasized, i I Indeed he has been a blessing iu many was tol I countless multitudes, He was a blessing to his nephew, BI Lot, and to many others while he lived on the earth, and II 1 he has been a blessing to countless thousands since he Ill 1 departed this life. His strong faith has made him a | blessinm his desire for peace has made him a blessinv, 1 I his independence, his humility, his unselfishness and I above all his seed in the person of Jesus Christ has made I him a blessing. He is in the list of God's heroes inI Hebrews I1. He is "the father of the faithful and the_e friend of God." | I ! All who are children of Abraham by faith should I also be a blessing. Are you, my brother, nay sister, aI blessing to those who know you? Are you an "example to the believers in word and in deed?" Does your light I I shine? Is the world any better because you are living in | it'? If so, it will be said after your departure, "he has ! been a blessing." I Glenviile Church of Christ, 221 Powell SL, Glenville WV 26351 I Noel Roberts--Phone 304-462-8136 I~lllllllllillllllllllllaM Postscript, No. 5 look like. Business After 5 PM Mr. Smith has alreadybullt Social Hour July 30 an apartment complex in At 5 p.m. on Thurs., July South Brooklyn and several 30, Greg Smith, localothermodernhomesinGlen- surveyer and housing devel- ville, thereby providing the oper, will hold an Open publicwiththeconveniences House at his new River of modern housing. ViewTownhouses.Thiswill Good luck to Greg, and be the first time the general more news is to come on this public and local business Gilmer County Business people can view what rood- After 5 PM Social Hour! em life-style living venues Be cheerful, kind folks! try one J utr PECIAI..S : Pulled Pork Sandwich! Outy 1-3) Casey's famous Made-From- Scrafch 5fur-lea Peppers! Only I-3) tv-I l le- , IIHrS: MHday - friday 111 - |0 p.nt hlunlay 4 p.m. - 10 ILm. 209 South Lewis Street. 304.804.2183 Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Scat'd T-storms Showers Likely '|'-storms Likely Scat'd T-stomps Scafdl-sto,qns Mostly Ch)ndy Partly Cloudy 79164 81/65 81/63 83/61 80/59 75/54 82/58 Today we will see partly cloudy skies with a 50% chance d showers and thundeNonns, high temperature of 79'. humidity of 735;L The ,:emrd high temperature tbr loday is 98" set in t943. Expect mostly cloudy skies tonight with a 61Y;4 chance of showers and thun&rslom~s.ovemight low of (@'. The record low tbr tonight is 47' ~l ill 1932. Friday, skies will be mostly cloudy with a 70q chance of shower~, high temperat~re of 8 P~, Mmidity of 69%. Skies will be mostly cloudy Friday night with a 611% chance of showers aN thunderstom~s. What scale 9 the &structi',e fl~rce of a tonmdo? 0 "ale,~ el!!h,J a!II :~ i Thu1l:31-1:31 II:til-l:01 Mon 2:43-4:43 3:13-5:13 Fri .... 11:58-1:58 Iuc 3:36-5:36 4:06-6:% Sat12:55-2:55 125-325Wed 4:28-628 458-6:58 ....... =~:s Sun 1:503:50 2:20-420 www, WhatsOurWeathcr, com An unusually large Ne~, England tornado, one-half to three4ourths of a mile wide, went from Salem Pond to Norton Pond, Vt. and then inlo Canada It desm)yed eveqthing in its path, last Thu 6:02 a.m. 8:52 p.m. 9:15 p.m. 6:45 a.m. First . ~/ Fri 6:02 a,ra, 8:52 p.ra, 10:02 p,m 7:49 a,m. 7/.'3 Sa 6:03 a,m, 8:52 p.m, 10:45 p,m, 8:56 a.m. o Sun 6:04z~,m, 8:52Fin, 11:24p.m. t0:05a,m. Ne~ Mon 6:(4a.m,, 8:51p.m, NoRise ll:13a,m. Full 7/15 Tile6:05 a.rn, 851 p.m, 12:02 a.m. 12:21 p.ln,7!31 Wed 6:05 a,m, 8:51 p,m, 12:39 a.m. 1:29 p,m, ' ~IUlL~ ~ Lighu~ing slruck ar~ killed three men pla)ing gdf on a course ~r Kingsport, ])nn. The !~T_e [tigh Lo_.~k N~Le,.!k.a.!~ three men had s~mght shdler ti~m~ the N21 84 70 83/57 rain under a ~.dl tee on a small hill. 6i2285 65 8957 Showers aft thu~lerxtombprt',dtg'N 6/2387 ~9 84/58 heavy rain in New Jersey, indtlding 6/2479 58 84/58 52 inch~ at Trenton State College. 6/2578 64 84/58 6/2682 61 84"58 6i2779 65 84/59 Ware Agerc , - - . Lom __