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i Page 2 --- The Glenville Democrat/Pathfinder -- Thursday, July 31, 2003 B~ MODERN BELLES -- Even though the West Virginia State Folk Festival Belles are in the pioneer tradition, they are afforded several modem comfods and courtesies at the annual fest in Glenville. One of these conveniences is the opportunity to ride in golf carts in the Annual Lions Club Parade on Saturday afternoon, if walking the long parade route is a problem for them. Moreover, often-times, the heat of the day makes walking uncomfortable for these lovely ladies, although not this year as rain threatened to fall throughout the event. (Staff photos by Dave Corcoran, Sr.) COUNTRY STORE MUSEUM -- One of the places that most visitors to the Folk Festival see is the colorful and authentically fixed up Country Store Museum on North Court Street just up from Main Street. Enjoying some of the old photographs on display are from right to left: Alma Montgomery (holding some photos), Janis Martin, Louella Staln ker, Reva Bennett, and Joyce Cain, all from Gilmer County In fact, these ladies, as volunteers, helped out at the Museum, with Alma bringing some tasty, old-fashioned ammonia crackers -- her mother-in-law's favorite old family recipe. POWERFUL BLUES --- In Thurs. evening, June 19th's opening conceal at the Glenville State College's Fine Ads Auditorium, Ethel Caffey-Austin (right) electrified the Folk Festival audience with her powerful voice and piano playing in a medley of blues, gospel, popular, Black spiritual, and traditional Mountain State songs. Here, Folk Festival President Ginny Hawker (left) thanks this Fayette County native, now of Charleston, for sharing her talents with the crowd. And, afterwards, the popular singer sold out of her CDs with the appreciative festival audience. Sales tax holiday: savings for West Virginia families l~y Governor Bob Wise school supplies and clothing without For the past two years, 1 introduced paying the six percent state sales tax. legislatron that saved West Virginia This year, in addition to clothing, shoppers $1.7 million in three days. It footwear and school and computer also N,osted sales at retailers across supplies up to $100, computers up to the state, who sold $28 million in $750 may be purchased tax-free. I tax-free merchandise during West feelthatencouragingtechn010gyedu- Virginia's first Sales Tax Holiday. cation at home and at school is a vital This holiday was so successful that part of our educational agenda wc are doing it again this year. The Withtheseadditionaleligibleitems, first weekend in August will be an and the awareness generated by last opportunity for parents to stock up on year's successful event, shoppers are The GlenviUe Democrat i Publish~.by ~coran Newspapers I Ul ~.- ~ ~afl (fmrl-time) P~8 I~ peid lit Glenville, WV 26351 POSTli~STEI~ Send mlCirea= corrections to: The G!envitle Democrat 108 North CoUrt StNml * PO BOX 458 o Glenvilte,.WV 26351 Phone (304) 462.7309 ~Fax (3N) 462.7300 * glenvillenews~l@rtMJ~t Available by S~~md O~ter Sales at select I~. Price: P~lJIQ (~X I~uded) in Gilmr County. Price: =26.SO(tax includod) In West V rginia Price: *28.00 (no tax ~iced) for Out-of-State Subscribers. We ~n0l a~ ~ for tess than six months, V~llfGard accephKL i i| ~' expected to save $2.2 million in taxes this year In addition, many retailers are planning deep discounts to coin- cide with the Sales Tax Holi- day. Back-to-school ~hopping is one of the m(>st costly nines of year for many West Vir- ginia families. The Sales Tax Holiday Is a win-win for West Vir- ginia: parents save money, children are prepared for school, and busi- nesses have a new "shopping holi- day" to boost revenue and put people to work This year's Sales Tax Holiday be- gins at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, August I. and ends at midnight on Sunday, August 3, I urge all parents to partici- pate: prepare for the school year, sup- port local businesses, and save some of your hard-earned money. ~llllb O O 0 Subscribe to your Hometown Paper In Defense of Mothers by Mary Ann Radabaugh Dr. Manley, ! have never been so angry as 1 was when 1 read your article in the June Democrat entitled, "What's the big deal about 'Mothers'?" In this article you san, women had known ahead of time what it ,,,as like to be a mother, NONE OF WOULD HAVE DONE THIS JOB " In talking to other mothers, 1 have tound outraged; therefore, I write this letter. Believe me, I (a woman) would NEVER explain man and neither should you (a man) try to explain woman. I have never man--never walked in a man's shoes. I LOVE what I see when I look out there and OUR AMERICAN MAN, but I would not attempt to explain what had made him marvelous, caring creature that he is. At the drop of a hat, he protects his countr3', mother, his sisters, his wife, and his children, but I can't explain this concept, or general, since I am not a man. HOWEVER, I can speak for woman, because that is what I am--a woman mother. YES, 1 WOULD DO FOR MY SON AGAIN ALL THE MANY THINGS I DID FOR HIM. As I recall his 6th grade year, I went through his social studies bookJ book with him. In social studies, I taught him how to read and and pull test material from it. In math, I taught him math concepts, ', was NOT a teacher then. AND yes, I would do it again. Many of the children 1 tutored, I tutored before I became a teacher, which is to say, I was being a mother Motherhood knows no bounds--mothers mother all children with whom they contact. I tutored one young man in accounting who is now a lawyer, and one in literature who is now a high officer in Gilmer County government. I have tutored small children in reading in more recent years. ALL of these are my children, and I would do it again. When my son's close friend, Randy Sayre, was killed in a car wreck in 1973. at 3:00 a.m. from a terri 'ing dream, knowing that something terrible had ha some of our kids. I went to my son's bedroom and he was there, but still I could not go to sleep for I knew someone had been hurt badly. The next morning we heard accident and Randy's death. Mothers cannot explain why they have premoni terrible things that are about to happen, but if they did not care with every fiber being thay would not have them. For a long time, I found myself still setting that at our table for Randy. Just one more point, Dr. Manley. In August 1955, I gave birth to a bab md told me I could not have, because I was not strong enough to do so. In 1953 I got married, a doctor had told me that I might live FIVE years if I NEVER got and NEVER had a baby. Rheumatic fever had left its mark on me in a big blood count was EXTREMELY low. Being the typical teenager, I did exactly doctor told me NOT to do-- got married and got pregnant. What I am pointing out is, I laid my life on the line to bring my son into the world, and I almost did not make I would do it again. Dr. Ralph Fisher of Weston kept me in the hospital for my son was born. The first week I was not permitted to even try to sit up in bed, and i two weeks before he let me out of bed to walk. How did my mother feel about to give birth to my son? She was frantic the whole nine months, because she was was losing her baby-- me. AND yes, mymother knew I was expecting a baby before ld because she'd had a dream about it. My point, Dr. Manley, is --that I WOULD DO ALL OF THE ABOVE MOTHERS NUTURE THE EARTH AND ALL THAT IS THERE ON. Our, are Oriented towards nurturing and preserving. That doesn't just mean our means ALL CHILDREN and all the necessities of life needed to give them a good lii love all those bali games-- at whatever level. We love to watch children grow. Yes work, but it is well worth it! AND now that 1 have explained mothers, I believe, understand better why men and sons are so willing to fight at the drop of a hat for person they call MOTHER! 462-7820 r~,soline . On/Off Ro,,.d Diesel. Beer - Wine. Hot Dogs. Snacks Hours: Mon.-Sat. 6 Lm. - 11 p.m. Sundays 8 a.m. - 9 p.m. ABCA Coml: continue West Virginia Control Administratio, today that ABCA and Inspectors are duct underage compli throughout West Vir The following is a tivity in Gilmer County: Those estal are: Go-Mart #10, Rite Pharmacy #102. Rich Mountaineer Mart #27, sets. Campus Pub. Bar & Grill. 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