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Thursday, Sept. 9, 2004 -- The Glenville Democrat/Pathfinder -- Page 5 > +( Corcoran Column continued Continued from page3 ) "'" ) organization's chief exccutive is cur- stumps in it, which helped to toughen long be remembered and revered. rently being investigated by both fed- up the players, it implied. The school Sophia, the next major town on the eral and state authorities. Financial burned to the.ground in 1962. route, isacleanandprogressivecom- shenanigans are being uncovered sys- The Old Salem Baptist Church and munity. At the same time, little of its tematically. Masonic Lodge, constructed in 1921, history has been preserved. Just across the street from the Se- is still fairly well-maintained on the To the contrary, close-by Beckley nior Center. however, is the most off-shoot Stotesbury Road. I under- has the Exhibition Coal Mine and !repressive old Coal Company Store stand that several of the churches in Village which is worth the stop. Of m the coalfields. It, too, is being ear- that region doubled as Masoniccourse, Tamarack has much coal art, marked for federal and state preserva- Lodges. not to forget a delicious eating estab- tion funding, according to Coal Heri- Driving farther, a rather plain road- lishment catered by The Greenbrier rage Highway Commission reports, side marker also indicates that the old of White Sulphur Springs. It'sanimpressiveclassicallydesignexl, Mark Twain High School that served The Coal Road extends up to cut-stone structure, and before it the region once stood nearby. Read- Fayetteville and the New River rec- closed in about 1981, I remember ing on, it stresses that the school's reational area along U. S. Route 19. shopping there on one occasion.They 1934 valedictoriar, was none other The old bank at Glen Jean has been carriedeverythingfromcoffeetocof- than U. S. Senator Robert C. Byrd restored, but I was disappointed to fins. I hated to see it go out of busi- who, at one time, was third in line find out that theold SkylineDrive-ln ness, but that area's people wanted to from the presidency. The school farther up the old highway is now patronize the then new shopping cen- burned down in 1965. closed. It was reputedly the parking ters in distant Beckley instead. When I was publisher of The Iot where country musicsingingleg- One of the first big buildings when Mullens Advocate in the late 1970s, end, Hank Williams, Sr., died, in the driving into Mullens is the old Wyo- this Muilens to Helen trip was part of late 1950s. Several years ago, I ate ming General Hospital which is now my circulation route. I'll confess that there once, had wanted to do a story, a home for the handicapped. It brings at that time, I didn't notice all of the but the young waitresses hadn't even back fond memories, because my historic landmarks, because they heard of Hank, Sr. Shame on them? youngest son, Patrick, a 2003 GSC weren't noted then. Thus, the public- Oh, in Fayetteville, the town has graduate and Coal Road Americorps ity given tothem by theCoal Heritage an excellent theatrical company worker, was born there. Highway Commission is a positive which performs in the downtown's Unlike many of the other dilapi- step forward. Simultaneously, I know historic movie theater. Their season dated coalfield towns, Mullens. which that much more history there needs to usually runs through each year's sum- was also one of the most devastated be researched, written down and mer-falltouristseason.Oddly, Itrav- ones in the floods, has pulled itself up placed on historic markers for the eled through town on the 4th of July by the bootstraps. Practically all of tourists to see, marvel about, and en- -- theday of their annual town festi- thebuildingsthatweredamaged, have joy. val. The midway filled the court- been repaired and reopened. In addi- This lack of dramatizing the good house lawn and main street, gener- tion, the town has painted pictures events and monuments of our past is ally being utilized by local clubs to illustrating the community's coal and perhaps one of our Gilmer County raise money. A lively musical group railroad history on several blank store failings, too. Job's Temple and the kept the crowd pleased. walls. These are colorful, cheerful PisKah Methodist Church do an ex- I retreated to a new restaurant that and historical reminders of the town's cellent job of making their historic I found, "Pies and Pints," which is boom days. sites well-known, but few other land- right next to the Tourist Information In leaving Mullens, I went to marks in the county do likewise. Centerjust a block from the stoplight Beckley via the old SR 16 through Back to the south! For example, I leading to the downtown. Next to Sophia. I learned many historical facts found it difficult to determine where this restaurant is the original spring along this final section of the Coal Tams was. Now, thismodelcoalcom- where a Civil War battle took place. Road. munity was designed and operated by A very historic setting? In reaching Helen -- a typical coal Maj. Tams, a benevolent coal baron Well that reminds me, it's time to camp with all of the homes being the who lived well into his 90s and wrote order a pizza pie and with my pint of same and built only on one side of the the history of that colorful Winding Appalachian Ale, I say, "Cheers to road, I noticed a new historical marker Gulf Coalfield. Unlike most coal op- you readers," for following me dur- Guard. His father's influence jumped agood indicatorofhow they will act Maybe the catastrophe could have him to the front of a long line waiting in the future. For example, I believe been avoided. We'll never know. to get in and he landed in a cushy that had John Kerry been president I think it was Eisenhowcr who said position with no chance of getting onthatSeptembermorning, andupon he hated to see people in the middle sentoverseas.Oncethere, he, forsome being informed that hiscountry was attacked by those on the political reason, refused to take his pilot's underattack, he would have instantly -fringes. John Kerry is a moderate physical and had to stop flying in sprung into action and not sat there who's being attacked by both the left 1972. He, then, apparently went forseven Iongminuteswithapuzzled and the right. A unifier in the middle AWOL fora year. look on his face. And, I like to think by both theleft and the right. A unifier Some say that all this happened a that any presideni other than Bush in the middle is what America needs Iongtimeagoandisirrelevant.They're would have acted on those warnings now. It's time for a change. right to some extent, but I believe that that aI-Qaidawaspalnning to hijack BillDwyer howpeoplehaveactedinthepastisas planes to attack American cities. BonnetRun TheWord Added to, Keenan Says Dear Editor," This is an answer to a recent article in "Religion Today," It is obvious to anyone reading the article that Tim LaHaye really gets under the skin of the author. This is not the first article in which he has lashed out at LaHaye. The most amazing thing about the article is that the author cites Deuteronomy 3:2 and Revelation 22:18, 19 which warns against adding to or subtracting from the Word of God and he is a member of a religious organization that has added to the Word of God, through its tradition, more than any church in history. Take for instance their teaching concern- ing the Virgin Mary. The teachings concerning her perpetual virginity, Immaculate Conception, assumption into heaven, being queen of heaven. co-mediator and possibly in the fu- ture co-redeemer are totally without biblical support and are adding to God's Word. The author is fascinated and almost worships scholarship. The Devil does not fear scholarship, but he does fear those with a Bible in their hand who study to show themselves approved, rightly dividing he word of God. The Bible does not say, rightly divide tradition. The author tries to demonize LaHaye by comparing him to the Branch Davidians, even though ev- ery one knows they were a cult and far removed from evangelical Chris- tianity. I do appreciate his admission that the ones he is referring to are saved, "born again Christians" who are not members of the Roman Catholic Church which goes contrary to their teaching since they teach that salva- tion is found only in one church. In the author's scenario, he says "It was our working for peace that was necessary to keep wars and confla- grations away." Well, if that is the case, then the work failed because the last century was filled with wars and rumors of wars. Finally, the author tries to con- vince us that the whole book of Rev- elation has been fulfilled except 5%. Perhaps the warning he gives us from Revelation 22:18 and 19 is a part of the 95% that has been fulfilled; there- fore, we do not need to heed it any- more and LaHaye is safe from judg- ment. I think the author, in his next article, should tell us if the great white throne judgment mentioned in Revelation 20:11-15 has been ful- filled in the 95% or is it the 5%? If it is in the 95%, when, in history, did heaven and earth fly away (verse 11 ) and a new heaven and earth appear (Revelation 21:1)? He mentions that the book of Revelation was meant to support those under persecution. He should tell us from "good scholar- ship" of course, just how Revelation 20 and the white throne judgment "supported" those under persecution. I will tell the reader this, you have two choices in this matter of dealing with the scriptures and adding to them. Either you, with the indwelling assis- tance of the Holy Spirit, study the Bible so that you need not be ashamed or you follow the method of tradition and "good scholarship." Then when you appear before the judgment of GOd, you can offer to God the Word of God or hand him your list of "good" scholars that you followed, It is this simple-the teachings of God or the teachings of mere men. It is your choice. You can guess what I have chosen. Because of Calvary, Larry K Keenan Kanawha Drive just outside of the city. It stated that erators, however, Maj. Tams chose to ing my long and heartfelt trip through ............ the Byrd Priellman High School once iive the simple life, occupying only a thesoutherncoalfields?Thiscolumn Local Town Goes in Show." Each day is a separate tlaecompetition. There is no admis- snow, with new judges and paten- sion fee, but there is a charge for stood there. This was a black school typical three-to-four room miner's is the last of my travel series for a tmuy amerent results. There will parking American Kennel Club during the days of segreg;ition, but house as his "mansion." Then, when while, to the Dogs aJso .obedi n e classes where dogs (AKC) regulations statethat onlycom- Byrd Priellman, a graduate of the the bachelor died, he left his books to Hope to see you next week for a school, laterbecamepresidentofWest WVU and hismillions to a variety of column to catch up on our Gilmer This weekend, September !1-12, an?eme' iP ns P?tsetam ag2tlaer cm- peting show and handicap assisting Virginia State College. Interestingly, local charities. Hence, his name will County and neighboring news.almost 500 purebred dogs from West ,pc , g ..%. . . at anous dogsareallowedontheshowgrounds, eve s otaxrrxculty. The human pub- so leave your pets at home the football team's practice field had , , Virginia and surrounding states will licisinvitedtoJackson's - " " ,, descend on Jackson's Mill to compete ........ in the second annual ','Mountaineer Community i 1put.needed FallClassicDogShow,'presentedby rn r f'O pl the Clarksburg Kennel Club. Unlike the abbreviated versions seen on tele- SeniorCo r GSC's st1 +tegtc an vision,thisdogshowwillstartat8:00 a.m. each morning, and continue all Glenville State College (GSC) is It is important to note that ONLY day, rain or shine. The dogs first undertaking an extensive planning ONE survey r ponse is requested competewithotherswithintheirbreed ; , o . +.+pmcess to create a strategic plan. ffomeachcomWtymember.Com- todeterminewhichis"BestofBreed.,' 9-8Choir, 1 pro, Board Meetmg,l-= + .ot i onpr-ogram and, ser-: pletin#'the stWveylmore than once will Those winners then compete with pin,-'- otto'-" Dat:K.r".... VICES that best meet the requirements skew the results and may render sub- other"BestofBreed" winners ofsimi- ._..OO .............. 1"3ih I!:_.0.-.a 2:30, ofthose it serves, fgom students to our sequent findings useless to CESD. lar function to determine which is Bingo, Crochet Class ! 0 am community. The Center for Entrepre- Whether you have personal experi- "Best of Group," then ultimately "Best 9-10Fun Bingo neurialStudiesandDeveiopment, Inc. ence as a student or visitor to the 9-13Cox'sMilisSatellite6pm, Set (CESD) in Morgantown is providing college, or are somewhat familiar with Back, Dance Class to Weston 9-14 Cedar Creek Satellite, 6 pm,Conings Satellite, 10:30 am, Bridge 9 am, Rook 9-15 Choir 1 pm, Lockney and Rosedale Satellite ! 2:00 Menu: Sept. 9 - Covered Dish Sept. 10- Macroni & Cheese, Chicken Tenders, Cole Slaw w/w Bread, Pudding Sept. 13 -Creamed Tomatoes, Home Fries, Sausage, Biscuit, Cinna- mon Apples Sept. 14 - Hamburger on Bun, Macroni Salad, French Fries, Cookie Sept. 15 -Cooked Cabbage w/Ham, Boiled Potatoes, Cornbread, Applesauce technical assistance with the plan- ning, including the collection of as- sessment information. GSC is presently in the informa- tion/background collection phase re- lated to its historical performance, present status, and future opportuni- ties. Collecting first hand assessments from a variety of people in positions to know what GSC is doing well, what it needs to improve, and what its priority goals should be as they go forward is a critical step in the plan-+ ning. The opinions of community members are vital to GSC's planning process. If you have access to the i nternet and would like todo the survey on line, put this address in your web browser: www.cesdonline.org/GSC/external it from observation and discussions with others, we are interested in your thoughts. You may also provide good insight based on your opinions re- g .ard!ng what a college should be (e.g., mlssmn, programs, services offered) or what is important related to educa- tion in our communities. Regardless of your knowledge base, your comments on all or any of the survey questions will be very benefi- cial to GSC's planning process. If you have questions regarding this request or GSC's planning process, please contact me at CESD at 304.293.5551, ext. 34. If you wish to email your response, please send it to chadsell@maiLcesd.wvu.edu (using the subject line 'GSC Planning') or fax it to CESD at 304.293.670,7. Chesapeake Bay Citizen's in West Virginia's Eastern Ill__! Panhandle have another opportunity to be part of plans to reduce the state's - impact on the Chesapeake Bay. Attendees of several stakeholder group meetings held in the region over the past 18 months contributed to West Virginia's Potomac Tributary Strategy for the Chesapeake Bay Pro- gram. Cleanup Meetings The Department of Environmental Potomac tributary Strategy. They will Protection will' host public meetings at 6 p.m. on Sept. 20, at Moorefield Agricultural Center, and at 7 p.m. on Sept. 2 !, at the USDA Service Center in Martinsburg. Those attending the meetings will discuss which water- sheds within the Potomac Basin should receive highest priority in the implementation of West Virginia's help rank watersheds using concepts like: degree of impairment, public interest, saturation of practices, and others. No further meetings for this purpose areplanned at this time. W.Va. became a Potomac River headwaters partner in the Chesapeake Bay Program in 2002. State water quality regulators agreed to help re- duce nutrients and sediment that flow into the Potomac River, and ulti- mately, into the Chesapeake Bay. The effort to help develop cleanup strate- gies has been coordinated by the DEP, West Virginia Conservation Agency, State Department of Agriculture, Cacapon Institute, and the Conserva- tion Fund's Freshwater Institute, but local citizen involvement in the pro- cess is critical to the program's suc- cess. The Chesapeake Bay watershed covers 64,000 square miles, includ- ing parts of West Virginia, New York, Delaware, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia. and the District of Colum- bia. More than 3,500 square miles, or about 15 percent, of West Virginia drains into the Bay through the Shenandoah and Potomac Rivers. WVa.'s Potomac Tributary Strat- egy, a time line, and minutes from past public mcefings may be viewed at the website: www.wvnet.org. For more information on the meetings, contact Alana Hartman at (304) 822-7266 or via e-mail at aharrman@wvden.org. TRY OUR NEW SUNDAY BRUNCH AT invited to .. *. C~. lnrezan's Riverside Steakhouse & Entertainment Lounge ay Brunch- 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Roast Beef w/mushroom onion gravy Ham Steak w/cherry glaze Skin-on Stuffed Chicken Breast w/pan gravy Mashed Choice of two sides: potatoes, green beans, or cornjCalifornia mixed vegetables Meals served w/homemade rolls Locally owned and operated by Treza & Dan Shock Tills establishment is an independent restaurant and lounge h,cated beside the Best Western Hotel on SR 5just east of Glenville. For meal or party reservations, phtme He who knows others is learned. He who knows himself is wise. Straight Talk from GlenviUe State College GSC Student Passes Away After Accident Jordan 1". Norman, an 18-year old freshman majoring in business management at GSC, died on Friday afternoon as a result of a single car accident near Grantsville. The son of Sampson EIliott Norman and Nancy Sue Norman of Smithville, Jordan aspired to own and operate his own restaurant after graduation. A 2004 graduate of Ritchie County High School, Jordan had been a member of the Ritchie Rebel football team and the PRT National Honor Soci~. He attended Smithville United Methodist Church where he was an active member of the church youth group. Jordan also served as a YTLC Group chairperson. The group recently worked on a beautification project at the North Bend Lake. The Glenville State College campus and community are devastated by this tragic loss and send thoughts and prayers to the Norman family. Please continue to keep this family close to your heart as they work through this terrible time in their lives. GSC Bluegrass Festival The Third Annual Glenville State College Bluegrass Festival and Classic Car Show will be held next weekend, September 17-18. The festival kicks off Friday evening with an "Evening in Mayberry" featuring Rodney & Doug Dillard (The Darlings) along with Maggie Mancuso (Charlene Darling) from the Arrdy Griffith Show. Also from the Andy Griffith Show, LeRoy Mack (Andy's bluegrass band member), outstanding Bluegrass dobro guitarist, singer and songwriter will be appearing. In addition to appearances by the original cast members from the Andy Griffith Show, several "official" Mayberry impersonators will be on hand for a fun-filled "Evening in Mayberry" dght here at Morris Stadium. David Browning, from Bristol, VA, a nationally acclaimed stage and television actor will be portraying Bamey Fife as The Mayberry Deputy. Allan Newsome, of Huntsville, AL, the mayberry.com webmaster, will be in full costume as Floyd the Barber. Jeff Branch, Oakboro, NC, also a bluegrass performer, will be playing Howard Sprague, Mayberry County Clerk. Also included in the evening's gala event will be Kenneth Junkin from Huntsville, AL, as Otis Campbell, Bob Mundy from Indianapolis, IN, as Briscoe Dading, Tim Pettigrew from Ohio as Goober and Alma Venable from Mount Airy, NC, (Andy's home town) as Aunt Bee! Friday evening's festivities will also include Grand ale Gpry Stars Jesse McReynolds and the Virginia Boys, the Samplbs Brothers, the Glenville State College Bluegrass Band, Monroe County and Shawver's Crossing, "as well as free beans and cornbread. On Saturday, September 18, some of your favorite national Bluegrass acts will return to perform on our festival stage. Grand ale Opry Stars, Jesse McReynolds and the Virginia Boys (with the Glenville State College Percussion Ensemble as special guests) return to center stage. Ronnie Reno & The Reno Tradition from Nashville, TN, return with their special blend of tradition and innovation. Back by popular demand, Goldwing Express from Oklahoma, a proven crown pleasing band, will be here and Melvin Gains+and Windy Mountain from Kentucky will grace the stage once again with their one-of.a- kind traditional mountain Bluegrass music. This year's festival will also feature a number of local and regional bands, including West Virginia's premier old-time and bluegrass band (and stars of the VVWVA Jamboree USA in Wheeling, VVV), the Samples Brothers! Fisher & Company, a nationally acclaimed locally-based bluegrass band will be on hand. Monroe County, a bright and talented young bluegrass band from southern West Virginia will be making their debut appearance at this year's festival. Legacy from Nicholas and Fayette County will return to our festival stage as well. New to our stage this year will be Dr. Wayne Given and the Braxton County Bluegrass Boys from Braxton County. They will be featured as the back-up band for Mayberry alum, LeRoy Mack. For more information or to purchase tickets, contact Buddy Griffin at (304) 462-7361, extension 7342 or email mountainair@glenville.edu. I i a.m.-9 p.m. Tues.-Sat.: ! I a.m. -6 p.m. Sun.; Closed Man --IAto "l~zu