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Page 4A- The Glenville Democrat/Pathfinder - Thursday, September 26, 2013  GCHS Homecoming cont'd... Continued from page 1A Sports Complex. The general public is invited to chee-e-e-e-er on the Ti- tans to victory. The Annual Parade Friday One of the 2013 Titan Homecoming's most colorful events, however, will be the annual parade, which will take place at 5:00 p.m. along East Main Street, Glenville, on this Fri.. Sept. 27. This year's theme is "A Walk Through Wonderland," which should be quite colorful and a bit mystical. Many parade units are anticipated, with the setup time at 4:30 p.m. The groups will have to sign up to be in the parade, and Wednesday was the usual deadline. As a result, interested groups or individuals, who still want to march in the parade, should contact the school ASAP at 462-7960. Then, at 7:30 p.m., the Titans will take on Buffalo High School's Bison in the Homecoming's football clash at the newly renovated and updated Ike and Sue Morris Stadium at GSC On Mineral Road. During this event, the introduction of the Royal Court, will take place, and the King and Queen will be an- nounced. The entire student body tra- ditionally votes for the senior royalty contestants. Homecoming 2013 will continue at 7:00 p.m. on Sat. evening, Sept. 28, when the students can get their pic- tures taken in the high school's Com- mons Area from 7-to-9:00 p.m., prior to the Homecoming Dance which starts at 9:00 p.m. See the related Homecoming pages, which include pictures of the Home- coming Court on 2-5B. Folks Who Shine: Union's meal cont'd ... Continued from page 1A we didn't want to ruin their fund-raiser," the kindhearted labor leader said, adding, "We decided to prepare our meal to be serve for everyone at the halftime." And, they did prepare a real meal: BBQ'ed chicken, hot dogs, baked beans, potato chips, pop and three large "Go Pioneers, Win!" sheet cakes. Explaining what the "giving back" did for him, Mike remarks, "1 grew up in Alum Bridge and now live in Weston, so we really appreciate the jobs. Most of our Union's 600 carpenters live between here and Morgantown, so we like working close to home." For touching our Gilmer County hearts, Union, No. 476's generous and appreciative members certainly deserve one of this week's "Folks Who Shine" recognitions. After all, there were many college students and young families at the game who maybe couldn't have afforded such a good, nutritious meal like the Union provided. So, keep up the good work, carpenters! David H. Corcoran, Sr., Publisher-Sr. Editor Michael Motors donation cont'd... Continued from page 1A rounding counties. "But it's just not possible." Rexroad has had a good rapport with GCHS driving instructor Joe Brannon over the years. "Gary is always very helpful," Mr. Brannon said. "And without his help, drivers' ed really wouldn't be possible." Brannon explained that thanks to Michael Motors doing the mainte- nance and upkeep on the car, it saves the school about $20,000. This is not a one-way deal, how-. ever. When Rexroad donated the first car, Brannon felt like he needed to give something back. He gave Mr. Rexroad aj ar of salsa to be neighborly and it was so well received that he has continued to share his special recipe salsa over the years. "I came for my salsa," Rexroad said jokingly when he arrived at GCHS. Now Michael Motors is giving area residents a chance to get a new car for themselves. On Fri., Oct. 11, the firm will sponsor a "Punt, Pass and Kick" competition at Braxton County High School. Participants will have the opportu- nity to win a new Jeep or Ford Fusion. Just buy a ticket for $10 from any Braxton County High student, or con- tact the school at 765-7331. There are a few restrictions for com- petitors. One is that they cannot have played college football in the past six years. l cKets will be sold until the time of the drawing on Fri. night, so they may be purchased at the game that night. Then, two tickets will be drawn and their holders can try for one of the new vehicles. Contestants will "punt" the ball as far down the field as they can. Then they will "pass" the ball further down the field. Finally, they will try to "kick" a field goal from wherever their pass landed. "This should be a great fund-raiser for Braxton County's athletic pro- gram," said Mr. Rexroad. "And some- one has a real chance of winning!" LOCAL PRIEST REASSIGNED TOH U NTINGTON PARISHES m Fr. Chuck McGinnis, the administrator/pastor of Good Shepherd Catholic Church in Glenville, gave his Good Shepherd Catholic Church congregation a sad message at last Sun., Sept. 22th's Mass-- he was reassigned to Huntington and will say his final Mass here this Sun.; Sept. 29. In December, "Father Chuck," as he's known here by his many friends, would have administered the Glenville and Gilmer County Roman Catholic parish for the past four years. He's been a popular priest, mixing humor and musical themes in his homilies, along with having an understanding, caring and comforting approach to his flock. Also, he said Masses at the prison, and was always quite sensitive to the inmates' feelings. In addition, he participated in the community and college events when the other churches were involved. For example, on Thurs., Sept. 19, he used some of his Holy Water to "Bless the Field" at the renovated and updated GSC Morris Stadium. Most importantly, it worked, as the Pioneers beat their archrival Fairmont that night. In breaking the tearful news to the parish, he noted that everyone here was welcome to keep up with him on Facebook. Finally, anyone wishing to tell him "good-bye" are encouraged to attend this Sunday's Mass at 10:00 a.m., with light refreshments to follow. Father Chuck will become pastor of Sacred Heart Catholic Church and St. Peter Claver Church in Huntington, which is a greater responsibility for this upward bound minister. TRAPPERS CONVENTION DRAWS 1,000 VISITORS -- Last weekend's WV Trappers Convention was a great success, attracting over 1,000 visitors to the Rec Center, including trappers, equipment exhibitors, education class participants and the curious, according to the group's president, Janet Hodge (not pictured). In the Dining-Exhibit Hall, this nice trio from Moorefield greeted visitors with smiles: Annie Barr (I-r), 4; Cheryl AIt, trapping educator; and Kylie Hildebrant, 16, young trapper. (Staff photo by Dave Corcoran, Sr.) Noble Energy cont'd Continued from page 1A possibility of the worldwide gas com- pany helping out with the cost of repairs. Noble Energy feels very strongly about giving back to the com- munities they become a part of through  their drilling operations, and they werd ' interested to learn what was needed to fix the pool. At this time, they have held back from making any monetary commit- ment to help, though. According to what Kennedy was told by public relations spokesperson Stacy Brodak, they are willing to help repair it if the Normantown well is a success. It will be the first to middle of Oct. before they can tell if the well is going tO produce. Noble's reps encouraged the county to seek grants to help fund the project, as well. County Administrator Cindy Wilson has been working on that and has applied for several grants, with the largest one being for $20,000. The Office of Emergency Manage- ment Director Susie Kirkpatrick re- cently secured a grant for over $40,000 " to upgrade the IRP radios for all Gilmer County first responders and that has been done. mmm The tire and electronics recycling event was successful. There were 822 tires, 3,475 pounds of televisions, 2,870 pounds of computers and moni- tors, 424 pounds of microwaves and 5,64,2 pounds of miscellaneous elec- tronics turned in. That's a lot of mate-: rial that won't be dumped over the road bank up some hollow! The Sheriff's office was in need of new computers and the Board of Edu- cation donated some keyboards and monitors that were in good working order, but had been replaced, to that office. When it came time to approve in- voices for payment, commissioners noted that the electric bill for the agricultural barn at the Recreation Center had come down significantly after having a meeting with FirstEnergy representative John Norman. Apparently the bill had been estimated for the past year and once an actual reading was taken the bill was adjusted. The commissioners became aware of several complaints about the cur- rent designated smoking areas out- Continued in column to the right ., Area B rie fs .., Continued from page 1A more about local businesses, schools, governmental agencies and regional nonprofits. Particularly, new businesses can garner free publicity from such a sponsorship. Best of all, i't gives all area business-minded people an opportu- nity tb meet, chat and compare notes with each other in an informal setting, with light refreshments to follow. Hence, don't miss coming to GSC's Molloban Center on this Thurs., Sept. 26, if for no other reason than to find out what "ENACTUS" stands for! The social will be held in the Third floor's multipurpose room. See you there! For further information, call Dave Corcoran, Sr., cd-coordinator, at 304-462- 7309. Plan now to attend ~ 59th Black Walnut Festival Oct. 10-13 in Spencer The town of Spencer will hold its annual Black Walnut Festival from Thurs., Oct. 10 thru Sun., Oct. 13. This will be the 59th year for the popular festival and it looks to be a great one! With events, such as the grand parade, 5K run, car show, band competition, quilt exhibits, flea market, art and photo shows and, of course, live music and the carnival, provides a unique entertainment venue. This festival is fun for the whole family! Plan now to attend and log onto www. for more information and a complete schedule of events. 4-H Soccer looking for players Gilmer County 4-H Soccer is getting ready to start this ftll! Applications to play were accepted on this past Mou., Sept. 23 deadline. Nevertheless, if you missed the deadline, call the WVU-Gilmer County Extension Office at 304-462-7061, as there may still be spots to fill. Teams will be organized by age and school area: 5-8 year olds and 9-12 year olds in Glenville, Sand Fork, Troy and Normantown. Kids must be of age to play on, or before, Oct. 1. Games will begin in Oct. and will be played at the Gilmer County Recreation Center. The registration fee is $10 and children will be provided shin guards if they need them. Volunteers are also needed to coach, sell concessions, referee and do fund raising. Potential volunteers should also call the above-stated number for information. Glenville embarking on 'New Era' of beautification and clean-up. Mayor Dennis Fitzpatrick is seeking demolition help from anyone interested in tearing down old buildings.. He foresees a New Era of Beautification in Glenville's future. His ideas can be explained to interested parties by calling him at either 304- 462-8040 or 304-904-1411 (after business hours). He believes that some people might want the old housing's architectural features. At the Sept. 9 City Council meeting, the Mayor noted that no one can rebuild on the torn down property. In addition, he and Street Supervisor Stanley Starcher will be doing a drive through of the city to locate any problem areas that need either clean-up or beautification. See related Cow-toon on page 3A! As to questions about this new initiative, either call Mayor Fitzpatrick or attend the next City Council meeting at 7 p.m. on Mon., Oct. 7 at City Hall. WV's 'Fine Arts' in downtown Sut- ton and Charleston this weekend At least two Fine Arts events are scheduled to take place in the state this weekend. At 7:30 p.m. on this Fri. Sept. 27, the Landmark Studio for the Arts, which is located in downtown Sutton diagonal from the Courthouse, will present the Appalachian Spirit Dancers and Musicians. Appalachian Spirit is an eight- member dance troupe and a five-member band, both of which perform traditional heritage tunes and dances. Donations accepted at the door. At 7 p.m. on this Sat., Sept. 28, the American Chamber Players, which are composed of professional musicians on the violin, viola, cello, flute and piano, will perform a full program of classical music at Christ Church United Methodist in downtown Charleston. Admission is charged, although children are free with a paying adult. The New York Times' music critic sees the group as: "They appealed to the heart and the head, offering a warm seductively luxurious sound and air, impressive precision and unity of purpose." side the Court House. Apparently, offices on the first floor are affected by smoke that drifts in through their windows and a request was made to change the location of the smoking areas. In helping the public deal with county government issues, the com- missioners heard from Bud Adams and his brothers concerning two es- tate settlements they have been deal- ing with for several years. Not having concrete answers for their questions about getting a fiduciary to complete their work; commissioners asked County Prosecutor Gerry Hough to come and speak with the Adamses. Mr. Hough did appear in a matter of minutes and gave the brothers a road map to solving their estate problems that included property in Doddridge and Gilmer Counties. The Adamses were appreciative for the help. In another estate matter, a fiduciary has still not been named for the Willard Cottrill estate. Correction from last Commission meeting report: The Commission paid a token payment of $2,000 to Region VII, not $500 as was previously re- ported. The next meeting of the Gilmer County Commission will be Tues., Oct. 1 at 9:00 a.m. If any member of the public wishes to be put on the agenda, they should call Cindy Wil- son at 304-462-7470. The public may also voice concerns during the public comment portion of the meeting which occurs at the opening of the meeting. M.EDICAL D.IRECTORY Don't let them fool you. These sneaky snacks won't help you stick to your diet. By Taryn BriU, Everyday Health Staff Writer 1. Veggie Chips The word veggie is in its name, so this snack must be healthier than potato chips, right? Wrong. Many of thesechipsare made of vegetable flour and don't contain any real veg- etables at all! They house as much 'fat and calories as potato varieties-- and a lot more sodium. Plus, veggie chips, on average, cost 30 percent more than potato chips.- 6 Snac[=,; You Think Are Healthy, But Aren't 2. Energy Bars Energy bars were originally devel- oped to give athletes a convenient source of fuel during a long workout, but over time, they have become an on-the-go snack for everyone. Nowa-' days, these bars are often filled with chocolate, high-fructose corn syrup, and artery-clogging saturated fat. You might as well eat acandy bar. If you can't resist, look for a bar that's no more than 200 calories and 20 grams of sugar per serving -- coming from dried fruit, not added sugars. 3. Reduced-Fat Peanut Butter You may think reduced fat means larger portions per serving, but unfortunately, that's not the case. When fat is re- moved from peanut butter, sugar is usually added to replace the flavor, and the calorie difference is negligible. More important, monounsaturated fat found in peanuts, like in olive oil, is . beneficial for your health, so there's no need to remove it from the snack. Try naturalpeanut butter, which should contain only peanuts and salt, to avoid the sugars and bad fats. Peanuts are high in calories, though, so even when eating natural peanut butter, keep an eye on serving size. 4. Trail Mix Dried fruitand nuts offer extended energy to hikers, and it may seem like the healthiest option in the vend- ing machine, but it's actually one of the unhealthiest snacks out there. Pre-packaged and processed trail mixes are high in fat and calories. The dried fruit is drenched in sugar and the nuts in salt. Many contain highly caloric add-ins like chocolate chips and coconut. And that yogurt- covered fruit is actually sugar-coated fruit. One handful alone can easily set you back 300 calories or more, and in a snack-size bag, there's typi- cally 2 to 3 servings. 5. Smoothies All smoothies are not created equal. You're much better off eating a piece of fruit because pre-madeor store- bought smoothies can rack up more calories than a cheeseburger. Some have up to 650 to 1000 calories, due to extreme portions of fruit, vegetables, and sugar from ingredients such as fruit juice, ice cream, chocolate, and whole milk. Talk about a calol'ie bomb! Not such a smooth choice after all. 6. Frozen Yogurt It seems so much better than ice cream. When it comes to saturated fat, frozen yogurt is much healthier, but in terms of calories and simple sugars, the two treats are closer than you think. After loading up on sugar- and fat-laden toppings, frozen yogurt's calorie count catches up to its ice cream counterparts. Beware of self- serve yogurt shops. The cups are often large and if you fill them up, you could end up consuming 500 to 800 calories in the yogurt alone. And while regular yogurt contains live active cultures that can keep the bacteria in your digestive tract healthy, most frozen yogurt sold at supermarkets and retail stores have been heat processed, which kills the benefi- cial live cultures. Minni= "mi'ii)On" iLiE'a-ithm 809 Mineral Road Suite One Glenville, WV 26351 304-462-7322 Monday - Friday 7:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Saturday 7:30 a.m, - 5:00 p.m. A New Era of Caring t i FAMILY DOCTOR MINNIE HAMILTON ) HEALTH SYSTEM (13 809 Mineral Road, Glenville, WV26351 11 I 230 Hospital Plaza Weston 304-269-8000 m b,