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Page 6 -- The Glenville Democrat/Pathfinder -- Thursday, Aug. 12, 2004 --- IN STOCK--- • Refrigerators • Dishwashers • Gas Ovens Electric Ovens • Microwave Ovens • Freezers • Washers • Dryers Store Hours: 8-5 Mon.-Fri. • 8-3 Sat. 315 W. Main St. - 462-5631 Continued from Page 1 songs and everyone was then danc- ing," he recalls. "Our square dance breaks, then, started getting to be longer and longer." Continuing, he relates, "I suppose that this is when I first got interested in saving the old traditions in Appala- chian culture before they were forgot- ten." And, he later devoted a book to this particular teenage Rock 'n' Roll topic. As a young man, he became a his- tory major at Glenville State College, with Professor James Gay Jones be- ing his favorite teacher. "When I started to teach later, I used his meth- ods," he states. "The history then was not about the common people, but it was about the popes, kings and lords. In Chaucer's Canterbury Tales, he told you how the common people lived. That fascinated me more. Also, Shakespeare's Julius Caesar talked about real politics; I wonder how many of our Senators would be ambitious enough to want to kill President (George) Bush -- that came to mind afl;er thinking about Julius Caesar." He, then, spoke of the local history columns in the late Jim Comstock's West Virginia Hillbilly newspaper. "I wanted to save some of these old time stories. For example, when I grew up, on Christmas Eve, people would set off dynamite for fun. You could buy it in the hardware stores back then," he relays, grimacing. Another of Mr. Samples's books dealt with the Hippie generation of the late 1970s. As GSC's Registrar back then, he recalls many of them coming into his office to get financial aid to attend college. They also en- joyed the Folk Festival, of which he served as chairman for some time. "The Hippies spread the traditional, or folk, music around, and kept it alive," he states. He's currently writing a book about the "Elk River Ghost" which his mother had told him years ago. "Have you heard about the Worbist Cat?" he asked the crowd. "This myth is that people come back in the form of cats, like the panthers seen by some people in rural areas," he explains. "These cats could be people who are coming back to see their old homes." Other topics that he reminisced about to the gathering were drag rac- ing as a teenager, the story of a Con- federate soldier writing a song ("Camp Chase") to get released from an Ohio prison, and some history of music. Although his family settled else- where in West Virginia in 1807, Mack Samples expresses great joy about his 21 years at Glenville State College here. "We certainly enjoyed Gilmer County, and believe that the best years of our life are yet to come." he states in conclusion. In introducing Mack, Job's Temple Association President Stanley Pick- ens remarked that Mr. Samples had been GSC's Registrar for 21 years and his wife, Thelma, had led the effort to restore the Arbuckle House into the Alumni Center. At the Association's morning wor- ship service, and business meeting beginning at 10:30 a.m. in the church, President Pickens thanked the vari- ous committees for keeping up the grounds and working up the nice pro- grams. Fred Radabaugh, First Vice-Presi- dent, handled the ministerial duties in the absence of Rev, Bob Nicholas whose wife, Eleanor, had been re- cently hospitalized in Parkersburg. After reading the 23rd Psalm, Mr. Radabaugh enlisted the help of Carrie Hunt to demonstrate how faith in God is essential in everyone's life. Betti Bland Volkers, the Choir Di- rector, led the participants in a wide variety of robust hymns throughout the church service. The hymns in- cluded "This Little Church: Let It Shine," "He's Got the Whole World in His Hands," ."When the Saints .Go Marching In," "rll Fly Away," and "Faith of Our Fathers." Of the latter song, she adds in ex- planation, "We haye a heritage here at Job's Temple, and that's why we come together. It's the faith of our fathers and our mothers." As a new initiative this year, Betti's husband, Ken, supplied old-fashioned coal oil lamps to help light up the normally very dark log church's in- side. "This is great for the historical atmosphere," commented President Pickens. Also, because of the number of younger people present, members were asked to tell stories about what they remembered about past home- comings or ancestors attending the church. Betti Volkers, Mary Ann Radabaugh, Anna Boggs, Ruth Woofter and Charles Arbanas obliged MMM the crowd with some fascinating sto- ries about the church. During the business meeting, the President thanked the Maxwell fam- ily for donating land for a couple of dozen cars to park across the high- way. Margaret Wade gave the treasurer's report, showing a healthy Balance Sheet. Secretary Charles Arbanas read the minutes of the 2003 meeting. Chair Norman Wetzel re- ported on the grounds and upkeep committee's activities. Ella Jonas was thanked for the beautification of the flower bed at the cemetery. Finally, the current officers were re-elected for another two-year term. They are Stan Pickens, pres.; Fred Radabaugh, First V-P; Norman Wetzel, 2nd V-P; Charles Arbanas, see.; and Marguerite Wade, treas. Following the business meeting, the picnic luncheon began at the Job's Temple Shelter above the National Register church. The "Gospel Tones" from Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church in Stumptown sang a medley of gospel tunes. These singers are Johnie and Wilda Kuhl, Don Bailey and Jay Chambers. At the conclusion of the afternoon's program, the crowd joined hands and sang their traditional, "Until We Meet Again." James at County mtg. cont'd... Continued from Page 1 Clerk's office and other new hires over the last two years. Less than a year ago, a new hire was made in the County Clerk's office at $13,200. Smith, Wolfe and Moss told Com- missioners that they would like to raise salaries for their own employees who started at less than $15,000. No decision was made by the Com- mission regarding this personnel rec- ommendation to raise the starting sal- ary of courthouse employees. Continued in upper right column (Continued from below left column) Additions to Special Services Levy Ballot In addition to the GCEDA, Com- missioners signed Excess Levy or- ders to add the Gilmer County Emer- gency Services Agency to the upcom- ing levy. During the Aug. 5 meeting, Com- munity Resources, Incorporated re- quested that they be placed on the levy ballot, hoping to be funded through the county in the amount of $10,000 per year over a four-year time span. CRI is a state-funded agency providing assistance to low income citizens, or anyone else in need of assistance at any time. Their time and resources have been invalu- able during flood events and after fires, as well as many other disaster- related occurrences, the agency re- lates. The next County Commission meet- ing will be on Thurs., Aug. 19, at 1 p.m. in the County Commission room. The public is invited and urged to attend. The activity of happiness must occupy an entire lifetime; for one swallow does not a summer make. ---Aristotle Step into our relaxful, CARIBBEAN atmosphere which makes your Glenviile dining or coffee breaks fun! Also, try one of our tasty daily features! 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Jaffer, Medical Director mg to a recent national survey con- the heart (called the atria) quiver in- American Life Project, utilizing fig- tients about AF. pro- of the IMPACT Center and the ducted by the not-for-profitAlliance steadofcontractingeffectively.When ures from the American Medical vides information on AF symptoms, AnticoagulationClinicatTheCleve- for Aging Research, 80 percent of this happens, blood in these chambers Association, the number of Ameri- causes and risks, tohelp patients bet- land Clinic and member of the one thousand people polled were not can pool and clot. If a piece of the cans who search the Internet for ter understand their condition. The editorial board. "But aware of this important fact. More- blood clot breaks off, travels to aft medical adviceon an average dayis site also includes treatment options patients and their families need to over, six out of 10respondents were artery in the brain, and becomes greater than the number of Ameri- that may help decrease their risk of understand- that the risk of stroke unaware that appropriate treatment lodged, it may cause astroke,cans who visit doctors. But with so stroke. AF patients and theirassociated with AF may be reduced may help prevent AF-related strokes. Common symptoms ofAF include many health Web sites, it can be caregiverscanalsocal1888-541-7008, through treatment with anticoagu- And while the prevalence of AF in- palpitations, shortnessofbreath, diz- difficult to know where to look for where they can request free educa- lants, which help prevent clots from creases v.ith age, nearly 70 percent of ziness, fainting, weakness or chest accurate, easy-to-understand medi- tional brechures about AF in either forming. Awareness of AF and re- the 157 survey respondents over age pain. However, there may be no cal information. English or Spanish. fated treatments represents an ira- 65 did not know they are at increased symptoms at all. Because symptoms A Web site,, devel- "The stroke risk associated with AF portant step in preventing strokes in risk for this condition, vary greatly, the best way to iden- oped by AstraZeneca and a team of is significant, so it's natural for pa- patients with AF." • ? :CONTACT~ESE PROFESSIONALS AND FIND OUT HOW TO OBTAINGOOD HEALTH. ORTHODONTISTS Dr. Michael Bunner 17 Garton Plaza Weston • 269-7985 PHYSICAL THERAPY Glenviile Orthopedic & Sports Physical Therapy GSC Physical Education Bldg. Glenville • 462-8933 20 E. Main St. Glenville * 462-8612 Check out our ad in the paper for this week's office hours. A GILMER PRIMARY CARE DIVISION OF MINNIE HAMILTON HEALTH CARE CENTER 809 Mineral Road.Gienville, V /o26351 (304) 462-7322 0' GSC Physical Education Bldg. 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