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Page 16.- Thursday, September 22, 2016 - The Gienville Democrat The Glenville Pathfinder - Glenville, WV 26351 I Eastern Box Turtle By Jeanette Riffle Shock, WV Last week my story was about the snapper turtle and this week 1 will write about a land turtle that we saw in our back yard when we returned from a trip to New- ark. We had gone down to see my youngest brother, Brent Stewart, and w ife, Debbie. I was coming up the ramp out back and no- ticed something black and yellow, down on the ground, slow pok- ing along on the patio stones, and it was headed to- wards the flower- ing hostas. 1 had never seen a turtle marl~ed up like that. It had unusual markings. It was more yellow than most. It even had a lot of yellow on it's head and feet. We no- ticed a white marking on it's shell. Maybe someone had marked it so they would rec- ognize it, if it left and then came back to see them. Those turtles are protected by law. I was thankful that it was hanging around my hos- tas, as I have a hard time with slugs eating on them every year, and I knew the turtle would eat slugs. We saw it ahnost every time we went out back. One day I couldn't find it anywhere. As 1 got to the top of the ramp and was about ready to step up on the back porch, I looked down and there it was, ahnost hidden, under hosta leaves. A few days later, my hus- band said it had made it's way to the garden. I thought, " Ut oh !" 1 had heard that sometimes people have to relocate them when they start eating on garden vegetables and ruining them. There wasn't anything planted though at that time, as it was a rainy spring, and too wet to get in the garden. The turtle just checked the garden out and came right back to the hostas. 1 noticed that there weren't near as many holes in the leaves, as in years past, where slugs had nearly eaten them up. I had tried sprin- kling crushed egg shells in the dirt around thehostas and had tried a store bought pow- dery substance that was sup- posed to coat the slugs and disable them. It seemed like ever3, time itrained, thatrem- edy had to be reap- plied. Nothing worked very good, so 1 was happy to see that turtle and I sure hope it comes back next spring. We had a good church service today and a Sunday School Picnic followed in the church base- ment. It started min- ing during sermon and the rain was very welcome as every- thing was getting so dry. We had too much rain all spring and summer and now we are wanting rain. Fall is here. I love the cooler mornings and evenings. The garden work is over and ev- erything is in the freezer. There might be a few pep- pers still yet. Later on, when the mowing slows down, we will cook the hot pepper strips in sauce, and seal them up in pint jars. Our son loves those things and we make extra for him. Until next time, enjoy the cooler temperatures, stay well and God bless. ! have 8 books left on "Shock" from this last printing. Send $20 to me: Jeanette Riffle, 7457 Rosedale Rd.,Rosedale,WV 26636. The West Virginia De- partment of Environmen- tal Protection' s REAP pro- gram is hosting a local tire collection to rid Gilmer County of old tires. The event is scheduled from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m: on Saturday, Sept. 24, at the gravel lot next to Foodland in Glen- ville. Residents may dispose of up to 10 tires per person with a valid West Virginia ID forGilmerCounty.The tires must be off the rims. Only car and light truck tires 16 inches or less will be accepted. Haulers and businesses are not allowed Ox Roast The Annual Ox Roast will be Vadis. Slarling at Sun., Oct. 2, 2(i) 16 at M idway Volunteer Fire Del~artment at 12:fR) p.m. (noon)until 4:0(1 p.m. * Beef Green Beans orCorn - Mashed Potatoes Bread - Gravy Drinks *Cole Slaw And Desserts Adults $10 & Children 1.2 and Under $5 to participate. This tire collection is made possible, in part, through the DEP's Reha- bilitation Environmental Action Plan (REAP). REAP brings together all of the state's c!eanup pro- grams to maximize West Virginia's cleanup efforts. For more DEP news and information, go to www.dep.wv.gov. Also, be sure to connect with the agency on all social media platforms. Follow @ DEPWV on Twitter and find us on YouTube by searching "Environment Matters." For specific in- formation about our REAP, West Virginia Project WET (Water Edu- cation for Teachers), West Virginia Watershed Im- provement Branch, Youth Environmental Program and Human Resources ini- tiatives, connect on Facebook. State Health Officer Urges Residents to Develop Family Emergency Plan during September: National Preparedness Month TheWestVirginiaDepart- not only be fluid, but up-to- also important to identity an ment of Health and Human date." out-of-state point of contact, Resources'CenterforThreat This year, the Federal someone with whom you Preparedness is urging the Emergency Management could stay if the entire state public to plan for emergen- Agency's PrepareAthon!was affected by an emer- cies by developing a family theme is Don't Wait. Com- gency." emergency plan that suits municate. Make your Family Ready.gov offers easy-to- each family's individual Emergency Plan Today. A use templates that make the needs, family emergency plan or process straightforward, as "September is National family communication plan well as contact cards for kids Preparedness Month, a good involves planning out logis- with family members' infor- time for the public to engage ticsandcommunication strat- mation. Building a family in personal preparedness egies to use during disasters emergency plan doesn't need planning and develop or re- and emergencies before they totakealotoftime andshould vise their family emergency pose a threat, involve the entire family. plan," said Dr. Rahul Gupta, Dr. Gupta added. "West"Make it a fun, learning State Health Officer and Virginians need to discuss experience," said Dr. Gupta. Commissioner of the West with family members where "This can be presented as a Virginia Bureau for Public youwillmeetduringanemer- family event, and kids will Health. "If you already have gency, at what point will you enjoy using their creativity a plan in place, you should evacuateyourhouse,andhow with planning." determine if anything needs willyoucontact lovedones if For more intormation. to be adjusted since it was traditional means ofcommu- visit http://www.dhhr- first developed. It needs to nicationarenotavailable. It's .wv.gov/healthprep. First Screening of Documentary Mike Morningstar: Here's To The Workingman On Sat Oct 8 at 7:30, the historic Smoot Theatre in downtown Parkersburg will " ' O"' present a first screenm= of a feature documentary film about the life and music of Parkersburg native Mike Morningstar, a remarkably talented singer/songwriter and longfime fixture in the music community here and throughout the state. Mike's songs commemorate the working people of West Vir- ginia, their struggles in the coal fields, their battles for the union, abuse and neglect on the part of industry cap- tains, thedanger tothe natu- ral beauty of our God-given state and the indomitable truth that "Mountaineers are Always Free." The film de- tails Mike's songwriting tal- ents, his time in Vietnam, struggle with PTSD,his life of 27 years with his wife, Donna, on their peaceful Sinking Creek farm in Gilmer County and his never ending devotion to the things that make West Virginia a place like no other. !n his latest song Mike asks "Marcellus shale, Marcellus shale once you punch and frack that well, what I'm wondering is will I still draw sweet water from my well?" From the 1971 depiction of the "Buffalo Creek" disaster, to his haunt- ing ballad "Willow Island". Mike shines a light on the perils of being a working ltlan. Filmmaker Richard Anderson traveled from Bal- timore to the hills of West Virginia to Mike's tiny stu- dio on his well kept home- stead he shares with Donna and her horses. He inter- views Mike as well as his brother Steve Morningstar, a retired art teacher at hero of the music scene. Parkersburg High School. From there it will be a fea- Donna describes their life tured fihn at the West Vir- together on the farm and ginialnternationalFilmFes- Mike's struggle alter the tivaltheendofOctober,and tragic death of his son, Ben. then on to a string of festi- Richard captures Mike per- vals around tlie country. forming live as well as pre- Films that have had an offi- viousrecordings,often over- cial premier are not eligible laid with poignant video for the fihncircuit, thus the footage, description, "first screen- Finally, Mike describes ing". "Mike Morningstar: and tells the history of his Here'stotheWorkingMan" invention of the "hickory is produced and directed by stick", a one string ampli- Richard Anderson Produc- lied instrument that Mike tions and co-produced by plays with old-timey RowlandandMarcieHillof aplomb.Thescreeningatthe Laffin .River Films in Smoot Theatre is an oppor- Harrisville, WV. tunity for Mike's hometown Tickets are available at the to get the first look at this SmootTheater box office at important record of a local 304-422PLAY Fall News and Inf o The Conings CEOS and -Lisa Minney will be the Senior Sat.met on Sept. 15th speaker at the Banquet. She at the Senior Center with is a writer for Two Lane Ann Nestor , and NaomiLivin'. Hinzman presiding. -Wilda Jones will be a Also present were Ruthguest speaker, to talk about Walsh,FlorenceHatton,and her experience as a Belle. Laurie Cooper. Old Business- We also have a new mem- -The County Picnic held berattending her first meet- at the end of July had 20 ing with us. We welcome people in attendance. Jean Butcher to our club! New Business- We are all very excited to -The curtains purchased have herjoin our group, by the CEOS Clubs have The minutes and already begun to fade, we treasurer's reports were ac- need ideas cepted as read. For replacements. Mary Oldaker was in - The State Annual Con- Elkins attending a Weston ference will be held at Areas Planning Meeting. Jacksons Mill Oct. 6th- 8th. Ann went to the Cotmty -A motion was made by Council Meeting and re- FlorencetopayAnnfbrsew- ported as follows: ing the quilt together, it was -"Gingerbread Christmas" seconded by Ruth. is the theme for this year's Beautiful work Ann, we Holiday House. all thank you! -More advertising is -Wediscussedthelessons needed for Holiday house to for the year and how to dis- bring in more guests, tribute them to each club -There will be aclass held member. at The Starving Artist Stu- Thelessonsforthismonth dio at 10 am on Oct. 14th in were "Homemade Cleaning Buck hannon. Supplies", presented by Flo- The cost is $30 per per- rence, and "How Glass son. For more information MoldedWestVirginia",pre- call the Extension Office. sented by Ann. -The Banquet will be held We enjoyed the presenta- on Oct. lOth at 6pm in the tions and found them both Shawnee Building at the very' interesting. Rec. Center. The next meeting will be Each club needs to bringa on Oct. 20th at 11:30 am. It meat dish and a bag of will be out to lunch At wrapped candy, and each Applebee's. All club mem- member to bring a salad or bers to meet there. dessert covered dish, Meeting adjourned.