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Thursday, Sept. 18, 2003 -- The Glenville Democrat/Pathfinder --- Page 5A rewritten the letter somewhat, shift- ing the emphasis, and hope that it is name of their gods are wreaking death now more in line with your stan- and horror in their unholy dards) self-sacrifice. We who have sancti- Wben one considers the sorry con- fled in our self-assumed role of Big dition of the world today with over- Brother to the World wave our tat- riding war, famine, pestilence, and tered ensign despite our being sus- deathofOld-Testament dimensions, pected of vain[lor), b~ our neighbors Letters to Editor continued on page 6A I IIII . II _ I I II IIIIII I IIIIII III II I or p|ac~e* in your community *ieit~ ::::: "nner supplied by both societies and the conversation at the Poor the covered dishfttodl nght: Bonar (Cahoun County Society's president), He|en Center are from le . u.,..,or Armentrout and Richard Reed (both of the Gilmer Histof Socie /,,nu't =ds;r 3om was located when they lived at the farm and Mr. ano .,,= ...... in the 1940s. Cain (dght), a Gilrner County craftsperson, explains how she and Joycef the, historic, odginal cane oonom crla rs wn cn once were useo ,. reed rriany o ^ ,o C'.orcoran, Sr. (left, holding a sample chair), the Gilmer 'oor Farm's Home. d chairs which are also very comfortable to sit on. shows off one of the llne~y t~o Morris, publisher, Cm/houn ChrOniCle) e ga~J~more money for everyone. Fortunately, knowing much about Although the Gilmer County Poor 0ater Paul the Apostle) had an obli- onstration presently in the news of "Thou therefore which teachest an- rl~.Ihe Historical Society needs the topic, Richard and Marion Reed, Farm went out ofexistence in the 1930s, gation to take a stand against this what happens when good people do other, teachest thou not thysel~ Thou 11 g~lT~ order to operate the Holt who as newlyweds had lived in the in some cities they lasted at least two evil but instead became partaker of nothing and say nothing, refusing to that preachest a,m~ should not steal, ng-dl~r,. =asekl,Um and Family History historic house, answered most ofthose decades after that. ln the late1950s, this their evil deeds (Acts 7:58; 8:l). speak out and expose error. Beeause dostthoosteal?' 3 yar~'l~'~i~anon Reed and Marga- questions. Marion explains that from editorremembers, as a high school youth AsapreacheroftheGospel, Ihave Christians would not stand up and Mr. Baker, yourkind frightens me. laied.,~ tWo dedicated yard s~e the mid-19th century to the1930s, the on a community service project, we aduty and obligation to stand against expose the unscriptual error of the I, too, served as a Veteran for l 5 years Poor Farm housed many of the kids would visit people in the Floyd error whether Mr. Bakeracceptsitor celibate priesthood of the Roman in the Navy in defense of this nation, ff~Clatcd to me. In fact, I d est~-raising is the primary county'selderly, widows and orphans County PoorHouse, as it was called in not. I am exhorted by Jude to "ear- Catholic Church, we now have over itsConstimtionandespeciallythefirst o~'~o~mUseum because right -- all people who were left alone in southern Indiana. The residents -- all nesfly contend for the faith," the 500 cases of child molestation and amendment, and that is why your fi- be~i,~ety can't afford to pay their familiesandhadnowhereelse to elderly and without families --- were faith here being the whole body of abuse which has heen acknowledged hal paragraph really disturbs me. In tr ~_~] "S-TheCounty CommiT- go. The New Deal's social programs, always so happy to see us and to be truth as revealed by God and the by the $85,000,000 settlement agreed the pious, self-righteous manner of )ne~Ib,._e'~'ous to help in that regard, however, negated the need for county cheered up on a periodic basis, word 'contend' means to do so as a to by that church, your letter, you give lip service to the ~, after the HUD grant re-government to provide these social Hence, ourGilmerCountyPoorFarmcombatant. I am instructed by Paul Where were the Christian pastors, rights of Mr. Corcoran and myself ~_historic Holt home due to and shelter services which were taken discussion brought back some pleasant to "reprove" the wor~ of darkness where were the Child Protective Ser- under the first amendment, then cun- backing of US. Con- overbyotherprivateandpublicagen- memories to me, too. (Eph 5: l l ). The word reprove in the vices and Welfare Departments, where ningly attempt to get Mr. Corcoran to I ~L,~._Alan Mollohan "the rev- cies. , See related photos below. Greek actually means expose. I am were all the goodneighbors while this limit those very same rights. I de- ~t~at~sm should help to Marion s family got their first-hand Exhibits ended to defend the faith and expose error, was going on?h has been happening tected your subtlety as/am sure Mr. ~" ..|P~ financial problem, knowledge of the house because by The historical exhibits at the Society's This I have done and my judge will for years t But Mr. Baker would have Corcoran did, also. J~i[~"~e~-Gilmer picnic the 1940s, it had become the home of Museum are now dismantled. Anyone not be Mr. Baker, but the Lord Him- men of God, such as myself, to remain Mr. Baker, "a double-minded man ~-~--~-.alll~i~l,l~Ople -- all enthusiasts the Rec Center and Golf Course's havingagoodideaforafutureexhibit, self will decide if I have been a silent and look the other way. We is unstable in all his ways" (James ~.region's history ---- at- caretaker. Her father assumed that please contact any Historical Society faithful steward, don't wan! to offend anyone now, do 1:8). ~~st 21 joint Gilmer- job, andlaterfourgenerationsofReeds member. Challenging error is not the same we'? Don t ~lk to me about being ~al Society Picnic at were to live there. "I loved playing At the same time, President Armen- as doing ill to a neighbor and Jesus's "unchristian,' Mr. Baker. Sincerely, ~p'-ounty Recreation here, running up and down the many trout is still leading a group of young statement about loving your neigh- Without knowing me, myheartor LarryK. Keenan ~roor Farm home. _ staircases as a youth," she fondly re- volunteers in cleaning up and main- bordoesn'teliminatetherestofGod s my motives, you [',ave, in your self- Pastor, Kanawha Drive Church ~frorn either county lest members, raining the Old Glenville Cemeteries word. Mr. Baker, was Jesus being righteousness, set yourself as my l~=._except for those antici- She also recalls the family growing on College Hill. More help, however, is "unchristian' when he rebuked the judge. You have done that which you chef to cook up the their own food on the farm there, needed He normally works in the ................................ ~Y is it that I a!ways Later, after their wedding, she and wooded area behind Louis Bennett Hall -- Are we doomed to fall, also ? ~ ulnl?m~~-'-~-'uer jbs ' that I m n Richard startedtlaeir 50year-plus(and n nn'rainy Saturdays' !iI ~~n_.I grew up, mothers still counting) marriage there. If you're interested in preserving and Dear Ed/tor: and of greed, hatred, and jealousies near and far. Greece and all that rep- Richard remembers the Blizzard maintaining these historic cemeteries, (Apparendy my last letter to you among nations, it seams that sancti- resented beauty, clearness of think- ~. Lbea Cemetery up on the nearhy hill. Hunter call President Axmen trout at 462-8431. was unacceptable to y our pub I is hi ng m on i OUT clerical bull etin-board ad-ing, freedom, andju stice, Rome in all injected, "Bill Blizzard, who came Your help, expertise, tools, and elbow standards. Perhaps my satire offla- monitions like JESUS IS its powerand glory declined and fell, from Gilmer County but lived in Cal- grease would be greatly appreciated, grant anthropormorpism may have COMING-ARE YOU READY? are and all nations ruled by all the most been too strong, in which case I have at least in~ropriate. The terrorists base and violent elements of the ha- of religious fundamentalism in the -- a reply to Pastor Larry Keenan sure of Man have declined and fallen. Are the nations of the world in this epoch of "civilization" destined to follow that same tragic path? Carl Kerr Glenvi31e IIIIII I ~ - i=ll ,i [New Homes- Room Additions : Driveways- Sidewai[s[ [- Garages - Roofs - Replacement Windows. Siding "1 [Floors - Remoldeling- Aluminum Soffit (gutter systems)I J & R Builders, LLC ohn Lamb 148 John St Westo W V ]l ~ W.V.#013~37 Paul Ryan Lamb (304) 269-4521 Fax: 269.3084 , w pie who has a fi t-b.and knowledge of.the Gilrner County Poor Oneofthef .peop, n.,,,a = =noina, center). d te iLcated at the Gilmer County ai~dhMS! Straight Talk From Glenville State College Supporting GSC In response to the continued economic restraints faced by colleges and universities in W.~st Virginia, the GSC Foundation is ded~,ated to securing the resources that the College needs to .provide a quality educational environment for its students. The GSC Foundation has undergone several changes over the past few months. Ead~e~ t.hrs month, Ronna Dittman was named Director of the GSC Foundation to lead the fundraising and fnendraising efforts of the College, Currently, GSC has several successful fundraising processes in place that the Foundation will continue to develop. The GSC Annual Fund is a yeady fundrais, ng effort that supports the general operating budget of the College. As higher educat~n costs increase and state funds decrease throughout West Virginia, it is essential that we strengthen the financial support from our alumni and fnends. Gifts to the GSC Annual Fund help to make up the difference between the cost of receiving a higher education and the support that is available from tuition, fees, and the state of West Virginia GSC is constantly challenged to compete among its peer institutions. Other state colleges have larger total and The men's basketball team is also planning a lottery per student endowments, enabling them to invest fundraiser for the month of November. Tickets will be on considerably more in the quality of their programs, sate soon All of the other athletic programs are GSC needs Annual Fund gifts to remain competitive If currently working to develop fundraisers. Information wdl them ever was a time to give to Glenville State College, be shared once plans are finalized. it is now. If you are interested in making a gift to the GSC Gitts to the Annual Fund are spent in a number of ways to Foundation Or the PAC, please contact us at help support the Col~e Finanoat aid and scholarships (304) 462-4125, or via mail at GSC Foundation, 200 for students continue to be one of the most pressing High St., Glenvit(e, VVV 26351. We will mini you a receipt needs of the College. Over 70% of our students rely on acknowledging the amount of your gift All contributions financial aid and scholarships to help pay a portion of w~tl be recognized in the College's annual report of gifts their educational expenses, Through scholarships the and are tax deductible. College is able to recruit and retain academically gifted high school graduates Friends of Fine Arts In addition, the Annual Fund helps our faculty- the heart GSC takes great pride in our arts programs and our oft he Glenville State College academic expenence We presentation of the visual and performing arts. Our need to maintain high academic excellence through faculty are talented and dedicated to providing students support of our faculty Annual Fund donations wilt assist with the education and experience they need. To our faculty in providing the best possible education for maintain our present level of excellence and grow in the GSC students, future we need additional pnvate support. athletic careers. The monks that are raised are used to fund GSC athletic scholarships. PAC membership bene- fits can include (depending on the level of giving) priority seating at athletic events, program recognitions, season tickets, and other items Several fundraising events are currently planned for athletic teams. On Saturday, September 20 at 6:00 pm, the annual Elimination Dinner to benefit the Pioneer Football team will be held at Lockard Farm following the football team's home opener against Clarion University at 1:00 pm Tickets for the dinner are $50 and include admission to the dinner and a chance to wm the grand prize of $1,000, as well as several other prizes. If you have any questions, would like to purchase tickets or need directions to Lockard Farm please cat~ the GSC Athletic Department at (304) 462-4t02. Two golf tournaments are sc.heduled to benefit the GSC golf programs. On Sunday, September 28, a golf tournament w=lt be held at 9:00 a m. at the Riverside Golf Course in Mason, WVa During Homecoming weekend, a golf tournament w~ll be held on October 17 at the GSC Golf Club at 1:00 pm Anyone interested in either tournament is encouraged to participate by contacting the GSC Athletic Department, Annual Fund contributions also help the College acquire If you wish to make a gift, we are providing the opportu- state of the art computers and other technological nity for donors to purchase nameplates on seats in the equipment for classrooms, the library, and laboratories. Fine Arts Auditorium each year, as well as purchase a practice room and have it named for them in perpetuity, Pioneer Athletic Club If you would like more information about becoming a The Pioneer Athletic Club (PAC) allows student athletes member of Friends of the Fine Arts, please contact John to have the opportunity to further their educational and McKinney at (304) 462-7361 x7341. g the past month. One case, so my cooking skills are mini- houn County, led the march on Blair Mountain during the southern West ging mal. ,t Sale. Moreover, thisout- error is a Christian virtue ionS. '~ raiser brought out Sadie To make matters worse that Virginia Mine Wars." In addition, he is s~who Owns the Crafter s Patch evening, our esteemed Gilmer Pre~i- adds that another cemetery, primarily Dear Ed/tor, error of those religious Pharisees and accuse me of doing. Romans 2:1, 3, ; ca~, With her colorful sewing dent Hunter Armentrout had a "frog." for the Poor Farm's residents, is also on A reply to Mr. Baker is called for, pronounced many woes upon them in 21 "Therefore, thou an inexcusable, ef]~e or something else, in his throat. As a a knoll at the Golf Course. as he evidently doesn't understand Matthew 23: 13-33? O man, whosoever thou art that tells me that next Fall the result, as the Society's vice-president, He explains that under the Old Corn- the difference between loving one's Because of this namby-pamby,judgest: for wherein thou judgest an- host~,~t~S invite the wholedown- I had to chair the meeting on a topic I monwealth of Virginia Constitution, neighbor and taking a stand against spineless, humanistic society in which other, thou condemnest thyself; for aga~.~"'~ trees neighborhood to knew very little about --- the Poor each magisterial district was supposed error. If my neighbor is involved in we live today, to take a stand against thou that judgest doest the same Farm. , to have its own Poor Farm. something wrong, I am obligated to error is to invite such vilification as things." And thin_kest thou this, O 20 tt~" l'd agree' as yard sales ~2 "Who were the poor people? one ~l~lst-times for many of o Bob Bonar, of the Calhoun Society, speak out about it. witnessed by the letter from Mr. Baker. man, thatjudgestthem whJch do such ~~. Moreover, the big- astute Caihoun County Society mem- relates that his County's Poor Farm was InActs, Chapters 7 and 8, we have However, his letter has come at an things, and doest the same, thatthou tud~]['~'usale, the biggerthecrowd; her inquired, at Bull River. rec.ordedthestoningofStei~_,en. Saul excelllent time since we have a dem- shalt escape the judgment of God?"