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Thursday, September 10, 2009 -- The Glenville Democrat The pains and questions about the Afghan War & downtown revitalization cont'd ... Continued from page 3 gressman Alan Mollohan's plan for the ing spaces for the visitors, from either the first ($380,000) or second not, we're going to have to let "the downtown revitalization. Also, a small stage for GSC's student phase ($400,000) HUD grants to help sab people" of Iraq and Afghanistan de- After the Thurs., Aug. 27 community performers to have a venue for demon- isfy the need of the Street Gang and city of termine what their futures will be. and stakeholders' meeting at City Hall, strafing their musical talents might make Glenville. Our forefathers in 1776 made a deci- the area's leaders from a broad range of for a good traffic stopper. Once stopped, If Glenville can get the new side- sion to adopt democracy and to free organizations and governmental units the tourists could be enticed into walking walks, that will fit into thetown's over- came away feeling good. As FRN Presi- through the revitalized downtown, seeing all downtown development picture,like ourselves from British tyranny, so dent Dave Brown put it, "Congressman whatthebusinesses,restaurants,andnight a glove on a hand. why can't the patriotic peoples of Iraqi Mollohan wanted our community to reach spots have to offer. Sept.'s Business After 5 PM and Afghanistan do the same'? a consensus on what we wanted for our But, withacolorful, multi-purposepark Talking about bolstering our local busi- America's involvement in those two downtown revitalization project. We had being the focal point of the downtown, nesses, the next "Business After 5 Social current conflicts should only be to that happen here at this meeting. A lot of that could give Glenville an edge in ori- Hour" will be held at Calhoun Banks- keep the borders free of invading out- people came together and agreed on these enting outsiders to the assets of the city. Glenville Branch, starting at 5 p.m. on side troops, not fighting the internal downtown issues." Indeed, it could become the launching Thurs., Sept. 17. There, the bankers will battles that the citizens of those two In the main, and by the meeting's end, pad for showing them, via informational show the public the improvements made countries should be winning for them- the group of town, county, college, busi- markers, our fine college, the city's sev- over the past year, as well as introducing selves, thereby affirming that they, hess, and civic organizational officials eral historical landmarks, the oil and gas their staff. agreed to purchase the Nettles' Lot for industry's importance, the Folk Festival's The Business After 5 PM Social Hour themselves, do desire to be free and $150,000 and Carl Carr's Howard Street headquarters, and the town's rich co-sponsored monthly by The Glenville their governments, democratic, property (where the historic bank sits) for Riverboat Era past. IftheObamaAdministrationreally $70,000. Now, if the FRN's Board of Thepark, asMrs.Waddellseesit, would Democrat/Pathfinder newspapers and the Best Western combines business and wants to correct America's problems; Directors agrees to these specific initia- be a community gathering place, with pleasure in an informal setting. For details, they'll keep the national government tires, the original $380,000 HUD grant, benches for people to sit on, picnic tables call me, publisher-editor Dave Corcoran at focus on the homefront, not those which was earmarkedby U.S. Congress- forresidentstoeatonduringlunchbreaks, 304-462-7309. overseas areas of conflict, man Alan Mollohan (Dem.- 1 st. Dist.) and and a spot to relax and socialize. In addi- The Business After 5 is open and free to By lessening our dependence on signed into law by President Obama, will tion, it would still provide the center stag- the public. Afterwards, there's a time pro- "guns" and bolstering our diplomacy be launched, ing area for the annual June Folk Festival. vided to network for local businesses, the The main idea of the legislation was to If this happens, then there would be college, public schools, civic organizations, to bring about peaceful settlements of purchase property for and to construct a little conflict between the two parks, and governmental agencies--alloverlight conflicts abroad, we, as a national downtown park. Actually, the more parks that we can refreshments, provided on September 17, government, can focus more on DonnaWaddell, thelocalFRN'sman-establish downtown, the more attractive "churning the butter at home" the ager and the grant's writer, explained that this commercial district will become for courtesy of Calhoun Banks. traditional place where butter does she has wanted the community to be in- tourists, not to forget us residents. More- Conclusion the most good. valved in the decision-making process, over, it will bring in foot traffic in order to Finally, for this week and weekend, Bloodmobile, next Wed. Also, the Congressman has wanted the bolster the downtown's businesses, be cheerful and comforting to those Talking about the pain of war, many same. In addition, the property ofthelate Carl friends and family who need your well- Americans need units of blood, due to More community and stakeholdermeet- Carr's family could also become a place to wishes the most. And, like always, be lugs, however, will be needed to make the relax and provide parking places, next to good, kind folks! war and accidental injuries, as well as "consensus" work out for the best. the Old Kanawha Union Bank building Postscript No. 1 surgeries. What has to be ironed out is how the on Howard at Bank Street. It's a little off Don't forget the Gilmer County For you to donate a pint of blood to proposed"multi-use" downtown parkwill the town's Main Street, but the historic Farm Show that is now being held help out in the healing of these worthy differ from the proposed establishment of site is but another attraction on the town's casesisn'tdifficult.Itonlytakesabout a J. C. Baker Memorial Pioneer Park Landmarks Walking Trail, which was (Tues.-Sat.,Sept. 8-12)attheRecCen- one hour of your time. on the Old Ford Garage's lot, another devised by Jim Bailey, of the Gilmer ter. All activities, of which there are Todonate, come anytime between downtown park idea that has been envi- County Historic Landmarks Commission. many, are open to the general public, noon and 6 p.m. on next Wed., Sept. sioned by Glenville State College. As to the downtown's volunteer"Street except for the judging. 16 to the Trinity United Methodist The Pioneer Park is in the more central Gang," Dr. Bob Henry Baber. a GSC Taking the kids out to the Farm Church's Fellowship Hall. location, ideal for drawing in tourists and Foundation grant writer and former Rich- Show on any of these evenings, except motorists into Glenville's off-the-beaten wood mayor, was right in asking for some for Saturday, is a good and enjoyable The sociable blood specialists from path East Main Street downtown business FRN-Mollohan grant money for the side- family outing. The Farm Show gener- the American Red Cross will be on district. A large artistic mural could, per- walks' replacement. The town needs to ally ends at about noon on Saturday, hand to collect the pints, haps, be painted on the side of the Old raise approximately $80.000 in order to after the final luncheon. Glenville Moving Forward Moose Hall Building an attractive pic- get the necessary local match for acquir- A consensus among commumty lead- ture to draw people into the downtown ing the state funds to do the job. Hope- Postscript No. 2 ers is growmg to support the FRN-Con- and to provide a limited number of park- fully, enough monies will be left over Many Gilmer Countians will be fly- ing Old Glory on this Fri., Sept. 11. the School upon"We will not sit unconcerned while our liberty is invaded, nor look in silencepublic robbery." deadlyelghth anniversarY%l 1-01 attacksf theon tragiCour greatand An editorial statement from the annals of The Glenville Democrat-Pathfinder nation. Let us not forget those innocent victims whose blood was shed in those senseless attacks in New York, Wash- ington, and southwestern Pennsylva- nia. Remember to pray for these vic- tims at your Sunday church services! Gilmer County Schools received permission from Dr. Steven Paine. State Superintendent of Schools. that Troy Elementary School may re-open. The school system received a letter from Prof. Hota V. S. GangaRao. Ph.D.. P.E.. Director Constructed Facilities Center, West Virginia Uni- versity stating "Our follow-up in- spection on August 24, 2009. reveals that these required repairs have been implemented, and the building is struc- turally safe for the use as Pre-K - 8 School." Since receipt of that letter. Mr. Bill Elswick. School Facilities. West Virginia Department of Educa- non. and Edsel Smith. of the State Fire Marshal's office, have approved the repairs as well. Superintendent John Bennett stated that he was very proud of how the "Gilmer County Board of Education, West Virginia University Officials. State Fire Marshal's Office. and the West Virginia Department of Educa- non worked together to bring this project to a successful conclusion." Superintendent Bennett would like to thank all of the volunteers and employees who helped make the start of school at Glenville Elementary School and the smooth transition back to Troy Elementary School for the Tro) students successful. "Our school employees went the extra step to make this a successful start for the students. and for this. l am very appreciative" stated Bennett. Superintendent Bennett added. "I would like to thank the parents for their patience during this transition. Superintendent Bennett would like for the public to know that the next step m the response to the State De- partment of Education's directive to have the mare buildings at Troy El- ementary School and Sand Fork El- ementary School evaluated is the evaluation of the Sand Fork Elemen- tary School. All students, grades Pre- K - 6, have been able to stay on the Sand Fork campus. 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