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03101/14 SMALLTOWNNEWSPAPERS q / 217 W COTA ST N WA 98584 2263 " SHELTO " I J ,,ll00,1,qldhl,lllll,t,1100l,,Ihl,lhll,00l,l11'll'00llqlllll' A TTENTIOND EMOCRA T READERS: Circulars enclosed this week are Glenville Foodland, Shop'n' Save, and Mid State Chew of Flatwoods. Welcome, readers, to TheDemocratlLoqkforthese inserts that go into specified local Zip Code zones or in all papers. We editors encourage you readers to shop with these advertisers. Also, don't forget our other regular On-the-Page businesses, which sponsor the news each week. Look over this week's news and picture pages! Finally, don't forgetto checkout our Facebookpage at Glenville Democrat/Pathfinderto see extra pies and updates! Have a great week a nd don't forget to encourage your youngster o r grandchild to excel in either public school or college! Finally, check out the editorial pg. about the need to care for children and squirrel-proofing! Happy Homecoming, GCHS! The Glenville Democrat Single Copy Price-75  (70 plus tax) (ISSN 0746-5890) ' Published by and for Gilmer County People ept. 26, 2013 THIS WEEK'S PRAYER Hea ven/.y Father, Provide comfort and recovery to me SCK, injured, displaced or depressed, especially the John F. Kennedy family (50th Anniversary- Nov. 22), Rocky and Kimbedy Federwitz, Judy Furr Marks, and Dreama Coen. Also, ditto for the successful recoveries of JoAnn Peggs, Billy Burke (gall blatter surgery), Marianne Stevens, Sandy Kerby, Andy Bremer, Helen James, Priscilla Bailey, Susie James, Sarah Frashure Miller, Kathy Bailey (brain cancer), Rose Moore, Judy Kems, Lois Carter, Carolyn Corcoran, Patricia Golden's mother and son, Kenny Goff (youth), Blake Grogg (youth), Richard Reed, Judy Eaton, and others needing Christ's healing touch (if you desire prayers, call us -- no pranksters, please); Give heart to the families of this week's deceaseds, especially to those of Leo Sprouse and Janet Allen. Bless them and pray for them, dear Lord! Amen. Editorial Page   , ' On the trail of a beautiful missing I littlegirl; "squ!rre!!dea; & a0 audit?, I i: Page 3A I Sports Scene- ' / f This Week in WV History Sept. 26,1816: David Hunter Strother was born in Martinsburg. He was an artist and an author who used the pen name "Porte Crayon." Sept. 26,1863: The Great Seal of West Virginia was adopted by the legislature. The seal, which has remained unchanged, was designed by Joseph H. Diss Debar. Sept. 28, 1955: Labor activist Sarah "Mother" Blizzard died at the age of 90. Blizzard was deeply involved in the United Mine Workers of America from the organization's early beginnings in the late 19th century. Oct. 1,1896: Rural Free Delivery be- gan in West Virginia's Eastern Pan- handle. Before this, there was no rural mail delivery, although more than half the country's citizens lived in rural areas. Oct. 2, 1923; Medal of Honor recipi- ent Woody Williams was born in Fair- mont. On February 23, 1945, during the Battle of Iwo Jima, Williams neutralized seven concrete pillboxes. Oct. 2, 1949: The first class began training at the State Police Academy in Institute. The 20 cadets graduated on Dec. 20, 1949. 00ilmer Goings LETS GET WET AND HEALTHY Water Aerobics is starting at the GSC Pool Tuesdays from 6:00-7:00 p.m. A small fee is applicable. Participants can be all ages, water is the great equalizer- meaning you can do things in the pool that you can't do on land. Grandmothers, mothers and daughters can all do jump- ing jacks in water! You don't have to get your hair wet or know how to swim. Old- ies music is played while exercises are done in chest deep water, so come on and give it a try. Questions call Kathy at 304-462-8820 Continued on page 6A [P00b0ic At 5 p.m. on this Thurs., Sept. 26, the Gilmer County Business After 5 P.M. Social Hour will take place atthe GSC's Alan Mollohan Campus Community Center's multipurpose room on the third floor. ENACTUS, the business students' organization, will be the sponsor. Their presentations will be on entrepreneurship and related business principles. Local business people ought to get a lot out of this short session. At 9 a.m. on next Tues., Oct. 1, the Gilmer County Commission will hold its regular bi-monthly meeting at the Court House. The public is welcome. At7 p.m. on Mon., Oct. 7, the Glenville City Council will meet at City Hall. The 1bile comment segment takes place early in the meeting. Inside This Week The Editorial Page ............... , ............... 3A Sports ............................................... 4-5B Society .... 7-9A, 11-12A 1-5B, & ll-12B Courthouse News ............................... 11B Legals ............................................. 6-10B Classifieds .......................................... 10A GCK)s ................................................ :.. 6A Obituaries ................................... ; ......... 6A Regional Marketplace ........................ 12A Meditation Moment Thoughts on Music "All art constantly aspires towards the condition of music." Walter Pater English writer of fiction (1839-1894) "After silence that which comes nearest to expressing the enexpressible is music." Aldous Huxley English Author (1894-1963) ! Welcome .to the 2013 Gilmer County High School's Homecoming. In addition to this page 1 story, check the Titan Homecoming and Sports Scene pages on 2-5B in this issue's second section! GCHS Homecoming Parade starts at 5 p.m. on this Friday evening; game to be at GSC's Morris Stadium at 7:30 p.m. Traditionally, the whole school at Gilmer County High becomes involved with making the annual Homecoming a very memorable one, notably the current 2013 version being no different. The once-a-year celebration is a weeklong event which started on Monday with Spirit Week dress and kickball games at the Sue Morris Sports Complex. Tues., they held a Mr. GCHS pageant and dressed as their favor- ite fictional character. Weds., studeflts dressed in western wear and enjoyed a beach volley- ball at the Complex at 6:00 p.m. On Thurs., the annual Bonfire and Car Smash will take place at 7:00 p.m. at the Continued on page 4A DRIVER'S ED PROGRAM GETS NEW WHEELS -- Mr. Joe Brannon (L J, long-time driver's education instructor, gladly accepted the donation of a,201 lFord Fusion to be used for the program. Mr. Gary Rexroad (c.enter) owner of hael Motors in Gassaway, and auto salesman and former Gilmer County Sheriff Mickey Metz (/7) brought the car over to the high school last Wed., Sept. 19. Mr. Rexroad's generosity and forward thinking about help youth to drive safely makes him a "Folks Who Shine." Michael Motors makes donation to GCHS Opportunity to win new car coming in October By Dendra Miller, News Editor Some folks get a new car every couple of years, but the Drivers' Education program at the high school hadn't traded for a new car in over 10 years! Twelve years ago, the Michael Motors Ford Dealership in Gassaway, started a relation- ship with Gilmer County High by donating a 2003 Ford Taurus. In addition to the car, they have provided all the maintenance and up- keep on the car, including tires! As technology and automobile design have changed significantly over the last 10 years, Mr. Gary Rexroad, owner of the establish- ment, decided it was time to provide the students with a newer model car. This community service initiative is also extended to the Braxton County Drivers' Edu- cation program. 'Td like to do it for more schools," said Rexroad, explaining they would like to put safe and reliable Ford vehicles in all the sur- Continued on page 4A QUITE A CATCH -- Thirteen-year-old Aaron Hess caught this whopping 30 pound catfish at Roberts Pay Ponds on Fri., Aug. 13; Of course, it was released back into the pond, so that someone else might have the chance to reel this big guy in. Gilmer County 4-H is having its "Hooked on 4-H" event at Roberts Pay Ponds this Sun., Sept. 29 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. Fishing is free to prospective 4-H members and prizes will awarded for most fish caught and smallest and biggest fish reeled in. Aaron just proved there are some big fish in those ponds, so 4-Hers definitely have something to look forward to! Noble Energy's help for Rec Center Pool dependent on success of Normantown well By Dendra Miller, News Editor At the County Commission meeting on Wed., Sept. 18, President Brian Kennedy up- dated the public on the Recreation Center pool repairs. He reminded those in attendance that to fix the p0ol properly, the cost would be about $100,000. Commissioners and Recreation Center board members had met with representatives from Noble Energy recently to discuss the Continued on page 4A THANKS, SCOTTY! -- Customers of Scott Dettman, owner of Glenville Auto on South Lewis St., enjoyed a wonderful luncheon put on by him last Thurs., Aug. 19. .Pork, cole slaw, corn-on-the-cob, baked beans and cold drinks were enjoyed by his friends, customers and employees alike. The meat was cooked by Joe Hitt and everyone was eating it up. "Scotty's Customer Appreciation Day" is an ann ual festivity that he enjoys sponoring. (staff photo by Dendra Miller, News Editor) .. Area Briefs ... CARPENTERS' UNION REALLY "COOKING" AT GSC -- After last Thurs. evening, Sept. 19th's Glenville State College football home opener, a lot of fans went home feeling pretty good for eating a free, delicious meal provided by Carpenters Union, #476. Mike Jenkins, the Union's Sr. Organizer, explains, "We are appreciative of the jobs given us at GSC in constructing the new buildings. We feel that we should give back, because the college has been so good to us." Continuing, he added that the union has done this for the past two years before the home games, but this year they served the food at halftime under the shelter next to the Woodyard Room. "The college students wanted to make money before the game by selling hot dogs and meals, so Continued on page 4A Business After 5 Social' at GSC this Thurs. Remember that at 5 p.m. on this Thurs., Sept. 26 that the "FIRST Gilmer County Business After 5 PM Social Hour" will take place in the Alan Mollohan Campus Community Center on the GSC campus! It will be a good opportunity for area businesses to network with, perhaps, their future employees. Moreover, some local people may have never been in this state-of-the-art campus community center, offering our area's organizations multifaceted options for meetings, social events, large banquets or small conferences. Additionally, it houses a fitness center, grill, bookstore with GSC clothing and memorabilia, amorig other attractions. ENACTUS, the students' new free enterprise club, will be sponsoring this Business After 5 Social Hour. In'the past, the business students have put on interesting programs. Remember, if you've never been at a Business After 5, you're still welcome to attend, and this may turn out to be a memorable first one for you. Attention: Since the hour;long meeting is after the school's class time, there'll be plenty of parking spaces'near the center atop College Hill. Dr. Dwight Heaster, Asst. Prof. of Business Administration' and Ms. Heather Allman, Visiting Computer Science Instructor, are the co-advisers for this new business-oriented student club. Business After 5 is free to the public, and, in the past, has been a useful social hour to learn Continued onpage 4A