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h u the ami- a regu- st for on earlier of the and around didn't seem Some were ) their cars all college be- at night was 40s. I wondered and Cedar regu - in being at the get to chat including Gonot to tunes), and Bill Set- event of the and Doris the affable Sarah Carr, the minis- The lnternet You under from Vol- was re- the history? The ,i ,, " ter and the Trinity United Meth- daughter, Catherine, andourfami- odist Church singers, the choir, lies went on several day trips to- Her words of encouragement to gether. Of course, 30 years ago the Belles and all others present R.W., or "Double" as my son were comforting, wise, and up- Davey called him, was a little boy, beat. so I can't imagine him grown up Finally, MaryOldakerand her now. energetic staff sponsored the fi- Nevertheless, his bride's family nal Belles' Dinner at the Gilmer are apparently high in Democratic County Senior Center. The per- Party politics, so AI Gore, the suasive Mary didn't have to use all party's year 2000 standard-bearer, of her verbal skills to get me to came to Hillsboro to attend the attend this final Belles' event; I wedding. That was big news for was hungry by that time. this little town of about 400-500 The AI Gore connection people. The meal also gave me a chance I hated to see that tasty Senior to eat with Pocahontas County Center meal come to an end. The BelleElmaMcNeelandherhus- Belles were then given a tour of band, Moffett. They are old the new, $1.5 million, state-of- friends and owners of a large farm the-art facility. at Hillsboro. My family lived near Rest at last them for four years in the 1970s After that, I went home and when I was curator at the Pearl dropped over into my bed to rest, Buck Birthplace Museum there, being exhausted after enjoying a That was a very happy time in our fun-filled, four-day, and non-stop lives, and my older children re- trip to the 54th Annual West Vir- member it fondly, ginia State Folk Festival. In bringing me up-to-date with (Editor's Note: Next week we all of our friends there, the editors will begin a two-part series McNeels mentioned that R.W. on our outstanding Belles of this BurnsapparentlymarriedaWash- year and what advice they have to ington, D.C. socialite the week- offer the women of our current end before. He's the son of Dick generation. Local younger ladies, and Ruby Burns who were prob- place this note in your home or ably our closest friends. They vis- office organizer; don't miss this ited my then wife, Paula, in the column!) Richwood hospital when she had !iii : '!ii : Y === cont 000 fall of the Roman Empire was e, er- Revelation. That had already hap- tainly a cataclysmic event. It sent the pened. known world into chaos from which it I hope you have learned something took centuries to recover. All through about the reliability of the author of thatperiodofrecovery, the Deposit of Catholicism Against Itself. I know I Faith was carefully protected by the have. power of the Holy Spirit working Yours in Christ, through many Catholic Christian PatrickA. Gainer monks. But according to most Bible Tanner Scholars, Protestant and Catholic alike, it was not what was described in Thursday, July 3, 2003 -- The Glenville Democrat/Pathfinder --- Page 5 O JUST PASSING TIME- During the executive session at the latest BOE meeting, Cheryl Heater (right) stays engrossed in a novel while her husband, Jack Heater (left), tries to pass the time by reading over her shoulder. READY TO ROLL- BOE President Tommy Ratliff and Superintendent of Gilmer County Schools, Sue Waggoner, smile forthecameras, undoubtedly because the 2-1/2 hour meeting was nearly over at this point. Sandwiched between a 15-minute opening and a 20-minute period before adjournment, a one hour and forty-five minute executive session at Monday night's Giimer County Board of Education meeting pro- duced news on many fronts. Invoices in the amount of $23,515.99 were reported. Following the announcement of the retirement of Nyla Poole and the resignation of Janetta Ramezon, an amendment was made to the agenda to include the announce- ment of Betty White's retirement from the position of Board Trea- surer and Chief Financial Officer. The greater portion of personnel business covered the appointments and reappointments to positions throughout the Gilmer County School system. The following list of names and corresponding positions was re- leased on the agenda: Stephanie Travelstead: Substitute teacher Darlene Meadows: Cook II, Gilmer County High School (GCHS) Linda Cook: Cook II, Troy El- ementary School (TES) Agnes Skinner: .5 (half-time) Cook, Glenville Elementary School (GES) Becky Hacker-Minigh: Kinder- garten Classroom/Transportation Aide, TES Sherman McCollough: Bus Op- erator, Cedarviile/GCHS Colin Hartshorn: Buse Operator, Rosedale/Normantown/GCHS Freddie Helmick: Bus Operator, Cedarville/Normantown Shannon Adams: Custodian, Nor- mantown Elementary School (NES) Tony Bishop: Principal, GES Monica Beane: Principal, NES John Wolfe: Principal, Sand Fork Elementary Connie Cole: Principal, TES Michael Tice: Food Service/ Transportation Supervisor with clerical duties for maintenance Martha Clutter: Executive Sec- retary, TES Sharon Zinn: Executive Secre- tary, NES Steve Shuff: Head Varsity Foot- ball/Varsity Boys' Basketball Coach Joe Frashure, Ken Perry: Two as- sistant varsity football coaches Joe Dennison: Head Mini-Titan Football Coach Jacob Dennison: Asst. Mini-Titan Football Coach Wiilard Wright: Varsity Cross Country Coach Marcia Jordan: Teacher of the Visually Impaired An amendment was added to the agenda which named Betty White as Treasurer and CFO of the Board on a substitute-basis. The technology bids, which had been opened prior to the two-hour executive session, were reviewed and the winner was announced. A bid of $14,400 (for 12 months of service) entered by My Server Online was rejected in favor of a bid of $17,940 (for 12 months of ser- vice) entered by RamCo Technolo- gies. It was explained that a rating scale had been devised for the pur- pose of scoring each company on the requirements set forth before the bidding process was begun; apparently, RamCo Technologies was chosen because they garnered higher scores than My Server Online, regardless of the stagger- mg difference in cost between the companies' services. Approval of the student insur- ance carrier was passed, with ING Reliastar Insurance Company se- curing the services for the 2003- 2004 school year. 'Spirit of cooperation is needed with commission' ...... Area Briefs efforts by Dr. LouisJ. Manley, aretired upcoming wireless broadband project -- Gienviile physician, to develop a tract being developed through a collabora- our legislature, fast tracking federal assistance to our citizens during a disaster as well as the personal time spent to help their neighbors, being a multi-faceted resource for the daily running of our public offices and ac- cepting responsibility for their ac- tions, these efforts comprise just a few of the tas~,~missioner must: commit to wheia accepting the re- sponsibility of an elected office. Yes, the sewer line did go past the Chapman property and many others. It serves many private citizens there as well as a Church, Rectory, Health Center, Golf Course, and Recreation Center. These facilities are used daily by citizens from throughout Gilmer Country and would seem a priority which benefited the entire region. No Gilmer County tax revenues were used for this capital project, and I wonder: if one of the commissioners lived at Normantown or Stumptown, would it be considered self-serving to extend the lines to that area? I support to- tally, but realize, along with most of our citizens, what the true cash amounts needed to make it happen would be. I refuse to acknowledge Mr. Jim James's magisterial redistricting in- sinuations other than to reiterate what every citizen of Giimer County knows for a fact. It was state-mandated and approved. My precinctchangod; Idid not care for it. Thank goodness for no words. I specifically said that it was the deeds and evil works that he hated. Mr. Gainer, in your original letter, you stated that "hatred had no place in the teaching of Jesus..." but you did not say hatred of people had no place in the teaching of Jesus for that would have been a different matter all to- gether. Hatred of evil works and deeds did have a part in the teaching of Jesus ned in your recent letter, you even say so in the second sentence. Therefore, I have shown you to be in error in your statement in your first letter. In answer to your question: yes, I have attended a mass and intend to deal with it in the future. You mentioned that you didn't ac- cuse me of hating anyone, but you said "it seemed to m that you were heading that way..." thereby prejudg- ing me. Perhaps you should be more cautious in your judgments. are excuse absentee voting. I would like all of our citizens to be aware that the budgetary information Mr. James received is public and avail- able if requested. The possibility of change when discussing a year end fund balance was explained. The numbers given were for June 19, not a closing date of June 30 (many un- knowns still exist). Information is only truly valuable when it is complete, as well as accu- "rate. Addressing all of an issue fairly is conducive to getting any job done in an efficient and honest manner. Back-biting, name-calling, and pub- lic attackofmy neighbor'smoral fiber is no way of achieving a worthwhile goal. I believe it would be of more ben- efit to our neighborhoods if these nega- tive energies were directed in a posi- tive manner toward obtaining real funding for this huge undertaking. Assist our rural areas through letters, calls, e-mails and visits to our Legis- latures, both state and federal. Be aware of any possible me, thod for seeking new sources of funding and k~p our commission apprised. Let us seek the noeded, healthy growth of Gilmer Country through a spirit of cooperation and positive interaction. Thanks for lisUning, Norma J. Hurley PO Box 55 Normantown, WV 25267 Continued from page 1 oflandacrosstheLittleKanawhaRiver tion among the GCEDA, the County transferred to FCI-Gilmer through pm- fromBudemmnBlvd.Astumblingblock Commission, Glenville State College, motions from within the Federal Bu- to this development has been the need and the Center for Appalachian Net- reau of Prisons. for a bridge to span the Little Kanawha; work Access at Carnegie Mellon Uni- Budgetl~'gest thus far, efforts to secure public funding versify. Among the benefits Fealy cited According to Fealy, extensions have from the state for the building of the were the introduction of wireless tech- been filed for all grants which the bridge have failed, nologytothecounty'seducationalclass- GCEDA seeks through the ~tdg..LD_i=- Until benefits to the local economy rooms, as well as the eventual availabil- gg~. and potential for jobs creation resulting ity of this technology in local hotels and The 'Dr. Manley Project' from the development are revealed, the motels, to say nothing of other govern- The "Dr. Manley Project," as it was project will, in all likelihood, not move mental units and businesses. (Foramore called on the meeting's agenda, was forward, EDA officials contend, detailed story on this project, please refer brieflydiscussed.Thisprojectconcems Alsodiscussedatthemeetinjzwasthe totheleadarticleonpage 1.) Straight Talk From Glenville State College Recruitment Summit Glenville State College is currently developing its new recruitment and marketing strategies, g itself to become a strong four-year institution located in the heart of central West Virginia. As these strategies come to fruition, the GSC Admissions and Public Relations Offices are organizing a Recruitment Summit for Tuesday, July 8, in the conference room of the Glenville Inn at 5:00 p.m. The Summit will be a working session to bring together members of the GSC community and the College to discuss future plans and facilitate input into the emerging strategy of GSC's recruitment. As Glenville State College moves to embrace the current changes taking place at the College, every supporter of the College can help to move GSC forward. Areas of focus during the Summit will include: O Improving the relationships between high schools, their counselors and the College # Refining the recruitment correspondence methods with prospective students # Mobilizing alumni to help promote the College to prospective students # Marketing the assets of the College While it is difficult to accept some of the changes that came through in the last legislative session, GSC has an excellent opportunity to strengthen and reposition itself for the future. Now that the College is focused on its four-year residential institution status, the College is no longer restricted to serving a ten-county service region. It will broaden its focus to the entire state of West Virginia, and beyond, with its many strong four-year degrees and its five excellent two-year degree programs. The changes happening in the area are not limited to GSC. Gilmer County is undergoing many new and exciting changes. In addition, Glenville and GSC are also about to benefit from a new grant which will make the city of Glenville and GSC the pilot project for wireless broadband capabilities. The Appalachian Regional Commission and the Benedum Foundation are jointly funding the $250,000 grant, which will partner GSC with Carnegie Mellon University's Center for Appalachian Network Access to build the new infrastructure. With all of these changes currently taking place, GSC and Gilmer County are poised for great success. This Summit will help to bring together all of these exciting changes with the individuals who hope to use them to promote GSC to prospective students. Due to a rescheduled Board of Governors meeting~, the Summit was relocated to the Glenville Inn. We hope that all friends of GSC will be able to attend. Any person interested in attending should contact the GSC Admissions Office at 304-462-4128, This will help to determine an accurate number as we plan refeshments for the event. Glenville High School Reunion A Great Success Over 200 alumni of Glenville High School descended on Glenville this weekend for their 2003 reunion, bringing together former graduates of the high school. The annual banquet and program was held in the Heflin Student Union Ballroom on the campus of GSC on Saturday evening, The classes of 1933, 1943 and 1953 were recognized and presented with mementos to commemorate the occasion. All of the athletes who were present were also recognized and presented with Glenville High School pen. Special recognition was also given to those who had achieved honors during their high school athletic careers, including Jack Conrad. Denzil and Rita (Frymier) Huff were presented with the Alumni of the Year award. The Glenville High School Alumni Scholarship Fund, ted by the GHS Class of 1953, has been a great success at GSC. The Scholarship Fund has raised over $35,000 in scholarship money for graduates of Gilmer County High School attending GSC. the continuing t your paper re- Commis- ~rson given to I would observations 'half-truths msinua- by our do not deserve with- an em- Court- comes as a resident of this accepted a The rest of of the next elec- Position would rye that same As tothe ~ "lonth meetings this is not the Commission's board and au- a sitting com- These meet- mput given to 'owth. They or assign- Lg with editor of this that I have and letter of and the Bible ~Ple. You have te readers to be- OPening sentence t letter, you state, ,You will see that ,~q~le." Who said t~r? I challenge trny letter in reply or people. You or offer an Y teaching that to people )oth quotes and have (FOL) Eothe to make our Folk F~stivai will be do- out nated to the Gilmer Public Library by the F.O.L The total amount donated was over $200. We also appreciate those that do- nated books and the "Friends" that enou Finally, you say to me that "through Baptism, you accepted God's gift." You are very wrong again. This is another false belief of the Romanist church known as baptismal regenera- tion. Even the apostle Paul, who the Catholics say was the co-founder of the church of Rome, said "For Christ sent me not to baptize but to preach the gospel..." thereby drawing a dis- tinction between the gospel which saves and water baptism which pic- tures that salvation. Finally, I again challenge you to produce from my previous letter any statement that says or teaches that Jesus hat~ people. If you cannot do so, then the gendemanly thing to do is to apologize. In Him, Larry Keenan Pastor Kanawha Drive Church appreciative of helped with the booksale. If you have any books, that you want to donate at this time, please take them to the G.P.L for use either in the library or our next booksale. Thanks, Debbie Muma year to 7