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Page 12 --The Gienville Democrat/Pathfinder-- Thursday, Sept. 25, 2003 : !:: i::? !if:: TROY ELEMENTARY DISPLAYS GIFT FLAG Troy Elementary students honored TheCertificateofRecognitionread- Army, afforded this flag to be flown The flag was presented to the stu- "On the Fourth day of July in the year above Company B, 1092 Engineerdents at the morning assembly called Two Thousand and Three, in support Battalion at Camp Sapper, Iraq in to remember September 11,2001 and of 'Operation Iraqi Freedom.' SPC honor of Troy Elementary School - all those friends and family members SharonS.YoungsoftheUnitedStates Troy, West Virginia." who are serving in Iraq. Support Your Gilmer county Recreational Center! Use it regularly for your club's special activities! ii, i , ii Ninth annual search under way for West 's top youth volunteers This week the search begins to iden- tify those who have made the greatest commitment and impact by volun- teering over the past year, in the ninth annual Prudential Spirit of Commu- nity Awards. Thses awards, presented nationwide by Prudential Financial in partner- ship with the National Association of Secondary School Principals, honor outstanding community service by young people in grades 5 through 12. Application forms for The 2004 Prudential Spirit of Community Awards will be available over the next two months in middle level and high schools, Girl Scout councils, county 4-H offices, American Red Cross chapters, YMCAs, Camp Fire USA councils and member Volunteer Centers of the Points of Light Foun- dation & Volunteer Center National Network. They also may be obtained by visiting www.prudentiaL corn/spirit or www.principals.org/awards/ prudentiaLcfm, or by calling this toll- free telephone number: 1-888-450- 9961. Students must submit completed applications by October 31, 2003. Then, participating schools and local organizations will select and honor their top youth volunteers, and submit them for state-level judging. The top two candidates from each state, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico --one high school student and one middle level student-will be named State Honorees in February 2004, and will receive $1,000 awards, engraved silver medallions, and an all-expense- paid trip to Washington, D.C., in May 2004 for four days of national recog- nition events. Runners-up at the state level will receive bronze medallions or Certificates of Excellence. Last year, more than 24,000 stu- dents nationwide participated in The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards. In West Virginia, Cathleen Dan Moore promises leadership as Dan Moore, an experienced and oftheMooreAutoGroup, whichowns effective West Virginia business and five autodealerships across West Vir- community leader, recently an-ginia. nounced that he will seek the Repub- Moore is the former chairman of licannominationforgovernorofWest the West Virginia Bankers Virginia. Associaiton and a former member of "I value this great state of ours. I the board of directors of the West want a brighter future for our fatal- Virginia Business Roundtable. For lies, friends and neighbors. It is time his efforts to provide countless op- to abandon the failed policies and portunities for the people of West politicians of the past and move for- Virginia, Moore was chosen West ward with fresh leadership," Moore Virginia Entrepreneur of the Year in said from the State Capitol. 1991 and was inducted into the Moore, 62, of Charleston, vowed to Marshall University Business Hall of bring a new approach and new leader- Fame in 1997. ship--based upon his years of experi- "I have been a banker and success- ence building successful organiza- ful business leader. I have been active tions--to state government, with our institutions of higher learn- "From the workers' compensation ing. I have created hundreds of jobs crisis to our underfunded state pen- and helped to provide others with the sions to our lack of employment op- tools that they needed to create jobs. portunities, the powers-that-be have This experience has been invaluable. made the wrong decisions. They have to me. And it is the exact experience placed politics in front of our priori- that we need, here and now, to guide ties, and our communities have suf- ourstatethroughthesedifficulttimes," fered," Moore explained. Moore said. "There is one thing I know for sure Moore's strong belief in tile need from my experiences in the business for high-quality education for the world, if our so-called political lead- young people of the Mountain State ers would have managed a business led him to serve the state's educa- like they have managed our state, tional institutions as a member of the they would have been fired a long Marshall University Board ofGover- time ago," he said. nors and the West Virginia Univer- Moore's experience and leadership sity Foundation Board of Directors. skills run deep. He is the formerchair- Moore said that his concerns over man of the board and chief executive the poor state of the economy and the officer of Matewan Bancshares, a lack of effective led him to his dec|- multi-state West Virginia bank. In sion. addition to his 20-year role as bank 'qt is a sad fact that the most evident chairman and CEO, he is the co-owner American Lung Association Announces Adult l aining for its Youth Stop Smoking Program Not-On-Tobacco The American LungAssociation of rettes they smoke, increase healthy West Virginia is pleased to announce life-styles and improve life manage- its adult training schedule for the ment skills. Not-On-Tobacco (N-O-T) youth stop The N-O-T program was devel- smoking program, oped for the American Lung Associa- Adults Interested in helping youth tion at the West Virginia University to stop smoking are welcome to at- Prevention Research Center. Evalua- tend a one-day, free-of charge train- tion results in West Virginia show that N-O-T works. Twenty-two per- Poweli of Glenville and Russel Hixenbaugh of Fairmont were tht state's top youth volunteers for 2003 Cathleen, West Virginia's top hig[ school youth volunteer was honorec for raising more than $8,000 to ben- efit victims of the 9/11 terrorist at- tacks through a statewide service "challenge" program among Wes! Virginia high schools. Russell, West Virginia's top middle level volunteer, was recognized for dressing up as 'Happy Heart the Clown" to perform and bring cheer to people in hospitals, ing at the following locations: Octo- nursing homes, and shelters, ber 9, 2003 in Romney WV, October "Most awards given to students 21 in Dunbar WV, or October 23 in these dayks recognize academic or Wheeling WV. Trainees will learn to athletic perofrmance," said Pruden- facilitate this behavior-modification tial Chairman Art Ryan. "We believe approach to helping teenagers it's equally important to reward and kick-the-habit. All materials will be celebrate young people who see ira- included and lunch will be provided. portant needs in their communities TheN-O-Tprogramisresearchand and commit themselves to meeting evaluation based and has four objec- those needs." tives including helping teens stop smoking, reduce the number of ciga- cent of teens who participate in the program are smoke-free six months after the program has ended. Of those who continue to smoke, sixty-five percent reduce their smoking on week- days and seventy-five percent reduce their smoking on weekends. To register for the free training, contact Program Manager, Tony Richards at tony@alawv.org or 1-800-LUNG-USA. DAN growth in West Virginia~ of government. The state~ swells while Main Street close and West Vir home in search of a said. Des pressed his faith in the Virginia. "I believe with all ofrayl in spite of the face, West Virg as they always have, a great future together." Moore, been married to Bet|, years. They have a son, and a granddaughter. annivers Mr. and Mrs. Miner observe their 63rd weddiN! sary on Sept. 28. She is Elwanda Britton and County natives. They are the parents dren, Ronnie of Zanesville, of Boynton Beach, FL., arcadia, VL., and Sheila OH. They have four nine have resided at 3018 Fla., 34266 for A novel is a along a highway. the blue of the skies mud puddles Directly off 1-79 Exit 105, Jane Lew 884-7806 HOUSE OF TUNES COMING SEPT, 26m & SEPT. 27 No Admission Without Proper Identification --- LADIES' NIGHT- -Friday Night~ . Half-Pr~e Admisslon for Ladies during the month of Suq~mbcr, except $1~cial events. I Ill I I lllI Ill I Illll I My Name is Legion: The Gerasene Exorcism Father Edwin Daschbach, SVD Mark's gospel, Chapter 5:1-20 tells of a possessed man in Gerasene territory whom Jesus cures. The man is described as having an "unclean spirit," a euphemistic term for a de- moniac. Jesus cures him, and an- swering a request from the demons (for they are "legion"), sends them into a herd of pigs that plunges into the sea. This cannot, as it appears in Mark's gospel, bean histori- cally true narrative. I say "as it appears in Mark's gospel," for it is undoubtedly based on a cure by Jesus absent the de- tails of the story. There is, for ex- ample, no sea by the land of the Gerasenes, nor do pigs (numbering 2,000 here) graze in herds. Mark does not mean to nar- rate a true historical occurrence. He uses such erroneous statements to Signal that he is' hinting" at some- thing else. That something has to do with the time he wrote his gospel, about 65AD. Roman emperor Nero was persecuting Christians, and Mark is joining other writers of the period in lan effort to sustain Christians in the suffering they already were endur- ing, or were destined to endure, for the faith. Amiracle story, a cure, was com- bined by Mark with a form of litera- ture very prevalent from 200BC to 200AD: apocalyptic. Such literature i is not ,crystal ball gazin~ down through history. It is persecution literature, written to sustain faithful believers. The symbols in the story stand for the persecutors, symbolic so that persecutors won't grasp it but faithful hearers of the story, through instruction, will understand. My name is legion. Hear the Ro- man reference that any Latin stu- dent of Caesar will immediately grasp: the legion of the Roman army. Roman soldiers were called "pigs" by Jews, an animal considered vile and unclean. Jews even today don't eat pork. Jesus then gives permission (another Roman army term) for the legion (evil spirits) to enter the 2000 pigs, which then dash into the sea. Roman legions normally num- bered between 4500 and 6000, but were as small as 1000 during the Constantine era. The enemy drown- ing in the sea has overtones of Pharaoh's army drowning in the Reed Sea during the Exodus of the Jews from t3gypt. So questions such as "Wasn't it unjust for Jesus to de- stroy a man's total herd?" and "Why did the evil spirits even want to go into the swine?" are irrelevant. The story is essentially apocalyptic, with symbols referring to Roman perse- cutors, and meant to remind Chris- tians that God knew the suffering that ha6 oefallen them. As with other apocalyptic literature, the message is that God will save in a manner known only to Him, II IIIIIIII III For poetry and short stories, watch for West Virginia Words -- the Demotrat/Pathfinder's literary supplement! 462-7820 asoline. On~Off Road Diesel. Beer - Wine. Hot Dogs. Snacks Hours: Mon.-Sat. 6 ~.m. - 11 p.m. Sundays 8 a.m. - 9 p.m. Let us be your 'h, away from home !' 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