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Page 16 --The Glenville Democrat/Pathfinder-- Thursday, July 31, 2003 un ) ALEXIS BUTCHER MICHELLE KIGHT GHS Alumni awards scholarships TheGlenville High School Alumni wished them the best of luck in the.- Association has relesed its list ofstu- academic careers. The Asst)ciatlon dents receiving scholarships from the awarded a total of 14 scholarships for Association to a university or college the school year 2003-2004, valued at of choice. The Association awards $24,500. scholarships to Gihner County High The chairperson of the Scholarship School senior applicants who meet Committee stated that contributions specific economic need, academic, and pledges received shortl) after tile and leadership requirements. 2003 Reunion, combined with those GilmerCountyHighSchoolgradu- received prior to the reunion, have ales fronrl the Class of 2003 receiving resulted in the GHS Alumni exceed- scholarships are: Alexis Butcher, ing the $50,000 Challenge that had daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Terry been presented to the Alumni by the Butcher, to Dickinson College; and graduating class of 1953 in recogni- Michelle Kight, daughter of Mr. and tion of the 50th anniversary of their Mrs. Garry Kight, to Concord Col- graduation. This additional limding lege. for the Association's scholarship fund The Association's Scholarship is good news for students at Gilmer Committee expressed its excitement County High School seeking educa- for the scholarship recipients and tional assistance in the future. ] You Say: "! can't forgive myself" God says: "i forgive YOU" (! John 1:9 & R-mans 8:1) Sharp increase in SBA-backed loans, fuels, small business job growth through. '03 third quarter The number -of small businesses 37 percent and 504 loans rose by 22 receiving loans backed by the U.S. percent. Small Business Administration in the Overall, loans to small biasinesses first three quarters of FY 2003 is up owned by minorities increased by 46 by almost 36 percent over the same percent, from 9,715 in the first three date a year ago, with sharp increases quartersof2002 to 14,171 in the same in loans to minorities, women and period this year. Within that total, veterans, loans to African Americans increased Based on statements made by the by 88 percent, loans to Hispanic borrowers, the loans made so far in Americans increased by 44 percent, FY 2003 have financed the creation loans to Asian Americans increased or retention of more than 411,000 by 34 percent and loans to Native jobs. Americans increased by 27 percent. "These sustained increases in SBA Loanapprovalsforwomensmallbusi- loan-making this yearshowsourcom- ness owners increased by 40 percent. mitment to meeting the unique fi- to 10,668 loans, and loans to nancing needs of American small veteran-owned small businesses rose businessesand validatesourapproach by 22 percent, to 4,958 loans. to make that assistance more readily The total dollar amount approved avadable to them," said SBA Admin- under the two programs dunng th~ istratorHectorV. Barreto. "ltproves periodrosebyjusttwopercent.to$11~ that ,~ur outreach efforts have been billion. The dollar value of lo.an~ highly effective, and it shows how underthe7(a)programalonedeclined the,c loans are working to build the by three percent, to $7.85 billion. The economy through job creation." average loan size in the 7(a) program The overall increase in loan ap- tellto$164.600inthefirstninemonth, pro\ als under the agency's two major ~f the year, from $232,075 in the loan programs, the7(a)General Bust- ~ame period a year ago. The average ness Loan Guaranty program and the ,504 loan rose from $443,945 h, Cenified Development Company (or $458,960. 504! loan program, came to 35.7 per- A substantial part of the increase in cenl. reflecting an increase from smaller loans is due to ~ignificam 38.648 loans during the frst three efforts by theagency to make it easier quarters of FY 2002 to 52,435 loans and faster for lenders to applove loans during the same period this year. under $250,000, thusmak~ngsmallcr Strong increases were registered in commercialloans more widely avail- both programs: 7(a) loans were up by able. 2002 Dodge Neon ..... i ....... ................... s10,495 2000 Suzuki Grand Vitara LX ................ s9,495 2001 Chrysler Town & Country ............ s16,595 2001 Dodge Stratus ............................. s10,995 2000 Dodge Stratus .... ........................... s9,995 2000 Dodge Intrepid .............................. s9,495 2001 Ford F250. .................................. s12,795 1998 Chevy Malibu ............... . ................ s5,995 1999 Toyota Truck ................................ *13,995 1997 Dodge Caravan SE Sport ........... ..s7,495 1995 Ford Aerostar ................................ s5,295 1996 Ford Escort 2 door ........................ s4,485 1993 Pontiac Bonneville ........................ s4,495 1991 Mitsubishi Montero ........................ *4,495 2000 Chrysler Cirrus .............................. s7,995 1996 Plymouth Voyager ......................... *5,495 1996 Dodge Grand Caravan .................. s5,495 Additional units in stock Pre-Owned Auto & Rental, Inc. 201 West Main Street, Sutton, West Virginia Just Off Gassaway/Sutton, Exit 62, off 1-79 Shop Hours: Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m. ,,, , IH,, I Folk Festival photograph continues The Glenville Democrat and Pathfinder newspapers have a number of photographs of the West Virginia State Folk Festi- val from the past three or four years. They sell for four for a $ 1.00, plus with any purchase in that ,mount. you get two free ones. Our o~fices at .108 North Court Street are open from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Fri. In the main though, Wednesday through Friday are better days to hunt for a,,y of your old pic- tures that we editors may have taken. Mondays and Tuesdays are deadline days, so there is much activity going on at that time, making searching for in- formation more difficult. Local merchants are friendly, helpful and more likely to know your name! Please patronize them! The Governor's C'abine, on children, .and families:9 sense by Governor Bob Bise inform,, policymakcrs ( f c~ mmunit3 l ~ll be reap It zs a ~,~,uw,.c of pride to mc that so need.,, and assists m the strate_oic coor" v, ~h Hm f( man\ \Vc.l \ Irgiman~arede~qedto dmati{m ,ffassistance. ol ,_' ,~crnmcnt the uell-bcmg of ore ,uch as the Family Re- ficc. One key project will be improv- mce~ their o~n source Nct~orks. The staff ,aill ad- ing the skills of FRN coordinator.,, sure that the voices of mirm, ter grants to the Cabinct'~ major through training and peer mentorship, integrated into policy. mmatwes, and apply, process and re- In addition, key staff now are focm, ed implementation. I p~rt on larger grant projects operated exclusively on the core Cabinet ini- joimng with all ofthose~ direclly out ~Hthe Cabinet office. The tiative~, of FRNs, Starting Points Ccn- West Virginia second c,,mponent ~s the Cabinel !ors and Early Parent Education Pro- stronger, more re~ mcmber~,, or policy advisory body to gram,. Children and bamd~es. the governtm The Cabinet. as a ~ hole. Sen. Rockefeller and Rep. 2003 WV Timber and Wood Show legMan'on to improve services for Queen's Pageant August 14-16, 2003 Participants with chronic Senator Jay Rockefeller (D-WV) proving the l'hc Queen s Pagcam l,~r tim 2()0~ cant tt, apply by the July 3 1 deadhnc " WV Timber and Wood Shrew was rt~c Qucen3, Pageant will be ~m held at the Braxton County Armor\ ,,\ugu,,I 14 at 7:00 p.m. Thc Jr NI~,~ ,-\u,,u,t 14-16, 2003 ['agcant ~ d] i;c on Augu,,,t 15 at 7:00 "\Vc arc ~cry plc,>cd t~) bald this p.m. The Litttc Mr. and Miss Pageant c~,npetimm again Io select the win- will be on August t6 at 3:00 p.m., ;,,, ~ iii~ (,)~,c,~, P,,C inte|cstcd in (he Quce[l's Pag- No exceptions! Apply Clean Elections to Presidential Race Foroet the second quater stats on to evade requirements to install up- the stock mmket and u, employment to-date pollution controls, while ac- rates. ThcbigstoryonJune30willbe cepting $2 million from these co;d- the lie,.,,' figures on presidential fund- burning utilities. -." . rae, tng-the c~unp&ign cash thai nine It dt~sn'thave to bc this way. [ !n- Democratic presidential candidates dcr the volunuuy Clean Elections ap- and President George W. Bush arc proach, passed in six states, candi- raking m for 20{14. dates veho agree to abide by' strict Since 1984. the presidential candi- spending limits and raise m) private date who raised the most money by" money c~l quzdify lot public funding thc cnd of the year prior to the election for their cmnpaigns. Toqualify. d~cy wcnlontowinhisparly'snominalion, must raise a.largc numhcr of very So the candidates me furiously llying, small qu;difying conuibutions Ift',nl dialine, a~ dinino for dollars, voters in their district. [i',cn President George W Bush. a 11 wouldn't be thai compli,..'alcd Io sh~x>m for his party's nomination, is apply Clcm~ Electior, s tO the prcyi- scrm,ibHng tor cash. Ills c~unpaign dential campaign, sitlcc wc idrcatl> has at lcltq five fund-raisers schcd- have full public financing for the b'cif- ulcd for June ;done. l!ndoubtcdly, crid election. "Hlc biggcst ch:mgc Bttsh's liicnds ill the c0al industry would be in how candi~llCs gel pub- will put in their share. IO iusurc thai lic funds for lhc primaries. /-oday. the Administration won't get in coal's once acandidalc raises al least S5.iR)~) way of annihilating Wcsl Virginia's in small conlribulions from at lcas120 mountains and burying more miles of statics.he gctsadoll:u-Ior-dolhtrmalch sucams under minino waste, for the I'il' l $250 collected form any Astonishingly. the president is cx- given donor, tinder at presidential petted to r~se at least S200 million Clean Elections system, candidates forhisclcctioncmnpai~n.doublcvvhat would qualify nol by collecting hc raised in 200(_/. With cash replac- money,, bul instead a lar,,c= numN:r el ing voles as the currency of our de- qualifying contributions. mocracy, it's no wonder that czmdi- A candidate would be required to dales spend most of their tune hob- show broad and dccp support from nobbing with die we~dthy instead of individual citizcns-nol wealthy spe- O" / connectin~ v,~thordm,'uT Americm~s. cial interests. Such a system would Wealthy c:unpaign donors contrib- increase the liane a c,'mditlc focuses ute for less Ih,'m altruistic reasons- on voters "and issues. It also could hoping to ,get a policy payback to level the financial playing field for benefit a p,'uticular industry, or corn- candidates, even tho of only aver- pan,,'. Consider that Wesl Virginiais age means, or less. And it vould second i nation in deaths caused by. encourage more citizens to ,,el in- respiratory illness due to exposure to volved in the democratic process of emissions from coal-fired power electing the president. plants. Yet. Bush has allowed the It's time to lake the "For Sale" sign nation's oldest, dirtiest power plants off the While House. MI "Breakfast Just Got Handier" Have you tried the new breakfast taste sensations at McDonald's? We are now baking up M ., IdlasTM, a handy sandwich sized hotcake, with mapl syrup baked right in. your favorite McDonald's sand- wich. Bacon Egg and Cheese, Sausage Egg and Cheese, or Sausage, and ill your favorite between two Mc(.,,ridd sTM. Handy for the drive- thru, tasty wherever you eat tt .ml We are now open at Monday lhru atwrday, and at 6:ooam on Sun . so you I have even more time to choose your favorite selection from America's breakfast champion. S wved until 1o:=Wam dailI, Mc1> abI% (J,.wlb 4 2- mo and Congressman Fonney "Pete' Stark to seniors and t (D-CA) recently offered .legislation Rep. Stark said. "'It that would strengthen and improve Medicare for Medicare services for seniors who payersby, hel suffer from chronic diseases, such as sufferingandcostl' Alzheimer's or diabetes. With more Under the than 157 million Americans expected Medicare would to battle chronic diseases by 2020, the outcomes for MedicareChronicCareImprovement conditions by making~ Act would take immediate action to to the program on helpcurbthenumberoffuturechronic levels. The bill disease cases and help those who cur- * Guarantee that rently suffer from them. The key pants are receivin provisionoftheRockefeller-Starkbill coordination; Ex would expand Medicare benefits to affordabilip include care coordination and assess- efits offered in ment services, such as education and care; counseling for family caregivers, and * Expandcoverage monitoring what drugs are being pre- of preventive health scribed to beneficiaries by their dec- in fee-for-servi tots. * Streamline the "Fornearly fourdecades, Congress ing new preventive has fulfilled a promise to provide * Exten health care through Medicare to older elude assessment, WestVirginians, and sen'iors through- self-man out the country. Times have changed and family caregiver since the inception of Medicare in counseling. 1965, and Congress must update the "'Treating serious program to fit today's needs," chronico Rockefellersaid. 1mprovingchronic ing and fastest care is a critical ingredient of the heatthcare,'" overall recipe to enhance and reform bill provides the ri the Medicare program." care to take "'This legislation would strengthen more effectivel Medicare in the truest sense, by ira- eases." 4 8x10 4 5x7 4 4x5 24 Jumbo You Pay Only NO PERSONAL CHECK5 Studio Quality Portrait eab s, Pos~gOurCho~ .0~ Gr Char :$tO0 . ,4a ma/.%tY t Foodland Foodland Plaza. Glenville Thursday, August 7--, 1 to 6 p.m. Little Kana ha July 26 tVl tch Nast.L].t Small Bore Pistol 1"- Tom Smith ..................... 193 1~'- Richr= 2~- Wanda Ramsey ........... 183 2~- Jason 3" - Jason Miller .................. 167" 3~ - Mike 4m - Danny Furr ................... 156 4~' - Rick 5~' - Bud Cain ....................... 153 5" - Tom 6" - Joe Erler ....................... 152 6" - Joe E 7" - Mike Fisher ................... 150 7" - Jim 8" - Richard Henderson ...... 147 8= - Bud Cain .......... 9~ - Cad Harlow .................. 124 9'~ - Leslie 10~- Jim Stalnaker ............. 114 Iron Sic 1 '~ - Cad Open Class Pistol -,-Jason 1~- Tom Smith ..................... 197 3'~ - Tom Smith ....... 2"~ - Wanda Ramsey ............ 191 4~ - Mike 3'~ ~ Richard Henderson ....... 187 5" - Danny Furr. 4"/- Mike Fisher ................... 175 SC( 5~ - Bud Cain ...................... 156 6" - Jason Miller .................. 150 1"- Mike Fisher,,,'" 7" - Danny Furr ................... 135 2'~- Danny 8~ - Jim Stalnaker ............... 132 3'~ - Tom Smith ....... 9~' - Carl Hadow ................... 122 4~' - Wanda 5~: - Cad Bullseye - Richard HendersO0 Next shoot is August 9 - 3:00 p.m. Gihner County Public Shooting R, Everyone Welcome- Come Join