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Page 10 - Thursday, July 2, 2015 - The GlenviUe Democrat The Glenville Pathfinder - Glenville, WV 26351 Down D When the Fayette County Beautification Committee demolishes a dilapidated, abandoned structure, those living near the site often tell them of others in the area that should meet the same fate. "Every time one goes down, we hear about one or two more that need to go," said Angela Gerald, project director for the committee, "It really does look 100 per- cent better." The committee has been using one of the West Vir- ginia Housing Development Fund's signature programs for the last few years. To date, Gerald said her com- mittee has razed 10 struc- tures. Thanks to abill passed during the 2015 Session of the West Virginia Legisla- ture and signed into law by Governor Earl Ray Tomblin, the program is evolving. The West Virginia Prop- erty Rescue Initiative, for- merly known as the Demo- fition Program, mandates that the Fund allocate an additional $1 million per fis- cal year over the next five years for a revolving loan program available to coun- ties and municipalities that want to rid their communi- ties of blighted, dangerous properties. "Ensuring that our com- munities have safe, attrac- tive structures is a critical part of economic develop- ment and job creation," Tomblin said. "We appreci- ate the efforts of the West Virginia Housing Develop- ment Fund to assist our cit- ies and towns with those efforts." The program provides cit- ies and counties with re- sources to acquire and/or re- move dilapidated properties fromtheir communities. To be eligible, cities and coun- ties must have the authority to acquire and/or demolish Initiative to the property, and the struc- said. tures to be razed must con- Gerald said when her of- stitute a health and safety fice is alerted to a problem hazard. Assistance is pro- structure, they send out in- vided in the form of a loan spectors to look over the repayable over a maximum property. They then take term of seven years, their findings to the County Gathering input from,a Commission, who has the number of sources, includ- finalsayonwhathappensto ing the West Virginia Cam- the building. munity Development Hub Shenoted they often work - a nonprofit group dedi- withthepropertyownerand cated to community en- havereceivednocomplaints hancement and revitaliza- about the county's role in tion- the Fund worked with the process. a bipartisan group of legis- "We've had nothing but lators to develop the legis- positive feedback," Gerald lation, said. Del. Nancy Peoples The legislation was also Guthrie, D- Kanawha, was' sponsored by delegates An- the bill's lead sponsor, drew Byrd, D - Kanawha, "Outside of drugs andJohn McCuskey, R - crime, what I hear from my Kanawha, Mike Pushkin, D constituents about most of- - Kanawha, Larry Rowe, D ten is abandoned, dilapi- - Kanawha, Chris dated property," Guthrie Stansbury, R- Kanawha, said. "With this program we Ran Waiters, R- Kanawha, can do so much to improve and Brad White, R - our communities and put Kanawha. this property to the best use. The West Virginia Hous- "Erica Boggess, the Fund's ing Development Fund is a Acting Executive Director, public body corporate and noted the input from these governmental instrumental- groups was vital in making ity of the State of West Vir- the program more acces- giniaestablishedtoincrease sible, the supply of residential "We are excited about ex- housing for persons and panding this program and families of low- and reader- we know it will have a posi- ate-income, and to provide tive, lasting impact on these construction and permanent communities," Boggessmortgage financing to pub- said. lic and private sponsors of Key points about the pro- such housing. To date, the gram include: Housing DevelopmentFund The maximum loan has issued more than $4.3 amount for any one entity is billion in bonds and has fi- $250,000 per fiscal year. nanced more than 117,000 Loans may be made for housing units since it began periods of up to seven years, operation in 1969. The West Payments will be due Virginia Housing Develop- over the life of the loan. mentFundis an EqualHous- Payments may be de-ing Opportunity Lender. ferred over the first two To learn more about the years of the loan. program, please visit No interest accrues dur- or callour ing the first two years of the Charleston office at 1-800- loan. 933-9843. When appropriate, theFor More Information, Fund will provide technical Contact Acting Executive assistance, trainingandcon- Director Erica Boggess suiting services to counties (304) 391-8637 and municipalities regard- ing the identification, pur- chase, removal and rehabili- tation of properties. Guthrie noted that outside of a few cities and towns, most local governments do not have the resources to do what it takes to raze these blighted, dilapidated struc- tures. "The Fund offering tech- nical assistance could be a real game changer for many of these communities," she Minnie Hamilton Health Sgstem DRIVERS NEEDED IMMEDIATELY! .............. Men 50 years and older should have: 1) Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA)- annual lab work to check for prostate cancer. 2) Colonoscopy every 10 years; or at least an annual stool blood test called FIT (Fecal Immunochemical Test) to check for colon or rectal cancer, To schedule an appointment, contact 304-462-7322. How We Kids Made Money By Jeanette Riffle Shock, WV I was reading in Pat We call it lunch, now. that you wanted starched Ridpath'scolumnabouthow Mamaw thought you had to down in this solution and her brother made moneybe fat to be healthy and she hung them up to dry. If you when he was growing upwas always trying to feed didn't have any Argo starch and that he would like to me. I walked up there but you could always use a flour hearfromsomeoftherestof sometimes Papaw would and water solution. By the us. We worked hard doing takemebackhomeinhis cartime I was a teenager, Morn whatever we could to make unless I just wanted to walk hadan automatic washer, but our own money. My broth- home. no dryer. I knew of another ers worked in the hay fields Mom went to work girl who took over at home for the local farmers and my when I was almost 12 years so the mother could go out husband tooktheir horse, Old old and she put me in charge and get a job. They still do Bob, and plowed corn for ofthe whole house and my 3 this in some foreign coun- Charlie Perrine, down the younger brothers. She paid tries. My youngest brother, road from the Shock log me $5.00 a week which IBrent Stewart, and his wife, cabin. Charlie was Duane's saved up for big things. She Debbie Hale Stewart, have Uncle Ralph's nephew, got ajobatRubberFabrica- done missionary work with Charlie and Flossie Carr tars of Grantsville. They the Elizabeth Baptist Perrine lived in a house in made rubber rafts and life Church When they were in the vicinity of where Raben jacketsfortheNavy.Ididn't Bolivia, they knew of a Framehasatrailerrightnow. have to help Dad with the woman there who put the Charlie always told Duane outside work because there oldest girl in charge at an that if he didn't plow out a was so much to do inside the early age and she got ajob so hill of corn here and there, house. It took all day to iron the family could have more he wasn't plowing close clothes. Mom washed them money for the necessary enough to it. Also, Clem on Saturdays, but we hung things.Ithasbeenveryrainy and Katie Shafer Twyman them outside even in winter here this week. Bad storms hadDuane to mow their yard weather. We hung them on have been in the forecast but for them. They lived up the clothes lines on the front we are so thankful that there Tanner Rd. here. porchifthe weather was bad, was no damage. No torna- I cleaned house on Sat- and brought them in to dos or large hail or hard urdaysformyWamergrand-sprinkle down and roll upto winds. Just the summer parents that lived up the road put down in a bushel basket, storms with a lot of rain, from us in the Whitesel Atthattimewedidn'thaveathunder andlightening. Un- house. Papaw wouldgive me steam iron and a hot iron on til next time, stay safe from a quarter and Mamaw would the damp clothing made the these storms. Surely they will callmeinherroomandreach steam and got the wrinkles be out of here by July. We down in her apron pocket out. Some things had been don't ever remember such a and get a 50 cent piece for starched. Before spray starch rainy June. We have lost me. One time she had a sil- came along, we used the dry power almost every week. A ver dollar. Most of the time I Argo Starch boiled up in tree uproots in the mud and would eat dinner up there, some water and we dipped falls on a power line. Take That was the noonday meal. the Sunday shirts and things care and God bless! Cedarville News 462-7093 The kids were pretty tired after 4-H Camp getting up so early and going to bed so late. Katrina, Lindsay, Raechell, Rebecca, Daniel, Mikala, Caleb, Raenna, Wayne and I spent most of the day at Cedar Creek State Park. We had picinic dinner Jackson's Mill Quilt Retreat Would you like to learn to list of fabrics and supplies to quilt, ortoimproveyourquilt- bring. Meals and lodging are ing skills? The 20th Annual available at Jackson's Mill; Lewis County Quilt Retreat costs vary with type of lodg- will offer these opportunities, ing and meals selected. There and more! Scheduled forare also lodging options at March:18-20, 2016 at nearby motels. Jackson's Mill State 4-H To receive a packet by Camp and Conference Cen- mail, contact the West Vir- ter near Weston, the Retreat ginia University Extension issponsoredbytheWestVir- Office in Lewis County by ginia University Extension mail (P.O. Box 447, Weston, Service in Lewis County. WV 26452) or phone (304- Registration fees are $70 269-4660). The registration for a twelve-hour weekend deadlineisDecemberl,2015. workshopand$15forathree- However, registration for a hour mini-session. For some workshop will close when the workshops, there are addi- maximum of fifteen students tional materials fees. Those is reached, so early registra- who register will receive a tion is recommended. sy and birthday cake celebrat- of his family members and ing Wayne, Becky and some ofRandy Jones' family Raenna's birthdays, at church Sunday. Some of the children en- Our church was up to the joyed doing activities at the nursing home at Glenville on cabin. They tye dyed shirts Sunday afternoon. We sang and hats, they made flower with some of the residents, I pots and really enjoyed the think they really enjoyed it hay ride through the park .We also enjoyed visiting singing songs with the ac- with several of patients. tivities director. Some good ways to re- Wayne got to visit with movestainsfromwashables: some of the campers. They Grass- Pre-soak in cold say they miss him working water for at least 30 minutes. there. He says he also misses Rinse, pre-treat with deter- working there, but due to his gent. Wash, using detergent, health he had to hang it up hot water and color safe after about 40 years of work bleach. On acetate and col- and enjoyment. He remains ored fabrics use 1 part alco- great friends with many of hal to 2 parts water. the campers, but he still en- Lipstick-Loosen stain with joys sitting aroundthe camp- a nonflammable dry clean- fire with them, telling jokes, ing solvent. Rub detergent in Hope to work my gardenuntil stain outline is gone. out this week if it dries up Wash in hottest water and enough. We've already detergent. picked a squash and a few Mildew-Pre-treat as soon cucumbers, as possible with detergent. Katrina went back Sunday Wash. If any stain remains, morning to MD with her 2 sponge with lemon juice and girls. After being here for a salt. Dry in sun. Wash using week with the girls and at 4- hottest water, detergent and H camp for 4 days. bleach. Her dad and I did as much Milk, Cream, Ice Cream- as we could together with Pre-soak in cold or warm her, but time just passed by water for 30 minutes. Wash, too fast. sponge any grease spots with HaywardMicksaidhesure nonflammable dry cleaning had a great 90th birthday solvent. Wash again. party atBurnsville.Therewas Rust-Soak in lemon juice a big attendance! Sorry and salt or oxalic solution (3 Wayne and I couldn't make tablespoons oxalic acid to 1 it, but we sent over our birth- pint warm water) A commer- day wishes, cial rust remover may be It was good to see several used. Class A & B CDL Drivers needed for road construction, Great starting pay! Weekly travel required. Applications are available at www, and can be taxed to 804-716-7890 or mailed to Slurry Pavers, tnc. is an equal opportunity employer and a drug free workplace. ] .... !~;!~!~!:!i~i Ken Foglesong iS On your ~ide Nationwide would like to thank agent Ken Foglesong for 3Y years of service and dedication to our valued members in Glenville and Gilmer County. Thank you for making a difference in our members lives. t