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Page 6A - The Glenville Democrat/Pathfinder - Thursday, September 26, 2013 Janet Louise Allen, age 69, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, September 17, 2013 at 2:30 p.m. She was surrounded by her loving family in her residence that she made a home. She wasborn in Elyria, OH on April 8, 1944 to Bernard (deceased) and Ernestine Marks Hevener, who survives. Janet grew up on Crooked Fork with her sister, Sandra Beall Rose. On January 2, 1962, she was united in marriage to Jerry Bryant Allen, who survives at their Perkins home. Janet's life was devoted to raising her six children in a Christian home with her husband. We, her children, were blessed with a true Morn. Our father was blessed with a help meet. Our beloved's life will be celebrated on Friday, September 20th, 11:00 a.m. at the Rosedale Baptist Church, where she was a member. Elder Larry Fisher will preside over the services at the church and as we lay her body to rest in the Jerry and Janet Allen Family Cemetery near their residence. Friends and family called at the Stump Funeral' Home in Arnoldsburg on Thursday, September 19th from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. to help honor our Mom and Wife. In lieu of flowers, we request that donations be made in her memory to Burnsville Hospice Care Corporation, PO Box 323, Burnsville, WV 26335. Husband: Jerry Allen Children: Gary and Jennifer Allen, Randy and Debbie Allen, Kelly Allen, Amy Allen, Jody Alien and Julie Allen Grandchildren: Jamie Allen, Josh and Kristi Allen, Jessica Allen and Jeremiah Allen. Ye =ng GSC00nt studentR H_00II00! i=0000grupsAFTERspnsr" Obituaries S Two JANET LOUISE ALLEN By Joseph Mazzella's '.-,,,,.....v, 5' I find that the older i get the pickier this Thurs. at Mollohan Center I get about what I read. I just don't LEO D. SPROUSE Leo D. Sprouse, age 77, of Ellis Road, Linn, departed this life at 11:50 a.m. Wednesday, September 18, 2013 in the United Hospital Center, Bridge- port, following an extended illness. Born June 22, 1936 in Gilmer County, son of the late Wilbur and Mae Frashure Sprouse. Leo enjoyed playing bingo, wood working, gardening, fishing in his younger years, he also enjoyed visit- ing friends and family. He retired as a 'maintence man at the United Bank of Glenville and Louie Glass in Weston. He was a member of the Stonecoal Fishing Club, and the GlenvilleMoose Lodge. Surviving are seven children, Joyce Frashure and husband, Larry of Glenville; Teresa Ann Dumendic and husband, John of Ashtabula, OH; Leon Sprouse and wife, Carol of Jane Lew; Connie Lea Perkins and hus- band, Keith of Pocola, OK; Becky Ryan and husband, Bobby of Weston; Louvonne Blake and husband, Terry of Weston; and Michael Queen of Kimberly, WI. There are 17 grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren surviving. Also surviving are two brothers, Willie Sprouse of Fayetteville, NC; Jim Sprouse of Homer; and one sis- ter, Sue Peters and husband, Richard of Linn. Along with his parents Leo was preceded in death by his first wife, LizaRadcliffSprouse, grandson, Wil- liam "Billy" Frashure, and two broth- ers, Harold and Sherwood Sprouse. Funeral Services were conducted at the Eliyson Mortuary Inc., 2 Vanhorn Drive, Glenville, WV, 26351, at 3:00 p.m. Saturday, Sep- tember 21,2013, Pastor Kenny Fisher officiated. Burial followed in the Boilon Cemetery, Copley, WV. Friends called from 1:00-3:00 p.m. Saturday at the Mortuary. Ellyson Mortuary Inc. assisted the family of Leo Sprouse with arrange- ments. want to waste hours and hours of my life reading something that isn't going to enlighten, inspire, or entertain me. I can still remember the last time I walked into a book store at a mall. I glanced down at the self-help section and was amazed at the number of books there. There were books to help you lose weight. There were books to help you find a mate. There were books on exercising your body. There were books on exercising your mind. There were books about improving your work life. There were books there about improving your sex life. There were books there about making friends. There were books there about making money. There were countless books taking you down countless roads, all claiming to lead you to happiness. I have found, though, that the most direct path to happiness is to just say "yes" every morning to one simple question: "Are you going to love to- day?" Are you going to love God today? Yes! Are you going to love yourself today? Yes! Are you going to love everyone else today? Yes! Once you say yes to love then you can say yes to all the other important questions in this life. Are you going to be kind? Yes! Are you going to help others? Yes! Are you going to face life's difficulties with a smile? Yes! Are you going to take care of your heart, soul, body, and mind? Yes! Are you going to make this world a better place? Yes! Are you going to share your laughter and spread joy? Yes! Are you going,o do your best to live your life so that Heaven sings and God smiles? Yes! Yes! Yes! Every morning you are given a fresh start, a new beginning, and one more chance to say "Yes!" to love. Every morning you are given another oppor- tunity to start writing a new chapter in your own book of life. Live well then. Write well. And Love well today and always. Joseph Mazzella is a free-lance writer from Nicholas Co. and a GSC AIum. ?IllS. RCBI Scholarship Established at Mountwest A new scholarship fund for stu-' dents at the Robert C. Byrd Institute for Advanced Flexible Manufactur- ing (RCBI) has been established at Mountwest Community and Techni- cal College. The scholarship fund honors two recent RCBI retirees, Dr. Robert B. Hayes and Everett E. Black. Richard Martin, PE, also a recent RCBI retiree, established the fund with an initial gift, and additional donations are being sought. To be eligible for the scholarship, a recipi- ent must be a second-year student enrolled in RCBI's Machinist Tech- nology/CNC Program at Mountwest. The one-year award is non-renew- able. For more information on the schol- arship, including details on how to donate, contact Sheanna M. Spence, Director of Development at Mountwest, at spences or write her at One Mountwest Way, Huntinlton, W.V. 25703. After a storm, have a licensed electrician check your house, including wiring and appliances, to make sure it is safe. Visit Elec- trical Safety Foundation Interna- tional at for a com- prehensive collection of severe weather safety resources, all free for Two Glenville State College student organizations are organizing the next monthly 'Business After Five' meeting. Members of the GSC Enactus (formerly SIFE or Students in Free Enterprise) and the GSC Student Govern- ment Association will be hosting the event. It will take place on Thursday, September 26th at 5:00 p.m. in the campus' Mollohan Campus Community Center Multi-Purpose Room 315. Enactus and SGA Faculty Advisor Dr. Dwight Heaster says it will be a great experience for students from both groups. "Enactus and SGA are co- sponsoring the event. Since both organizations focus on community and leadership, it was felt that the event would be a good fit. Representatives from both organizations are preparing to present information about'their organiza- tions as well as what leadership and community service mean to them and how they can give back," said Heaster. Refreshments will be served at the event, which is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Heaster at (304) 462-6256. See page 1 "Area Brief'for more information. GILMER COUNTY HFALTH DEPARTMENT Wants to invite every Lady between the ages of 25 - 64 (who does not have any insurance or Has insurance with a high deductible) To come out and take advantage of our BREAST AND CERVICAL CANCER SCREENING PROGRAM. You will receive a free pap smear, breast exam, and A free mammogram to those who qualify. For more information or to schedule an appointment Call 462-7351.. "YOUR WORTH IT" Gilmer Goings On Gilmer Goings On WV Breast Cancer Awareness Day A new tradition began October 2, 1995. On that day, West Virginian celebrated their first West Virginia Breast Cancer Awareness Day (BCAD), a day that has come to en- compass what Breast Cancer Aware- ness Month is all about. That tradition continues this year with the eighteenth annual West Virginia BCAD in Octo- ber 2013. Hundreds of West Virginians will gather across the state to demonstrate a commitment to fight the disease that has claimed the lives of so many women. Various organizations will hold wreath-hanging ceremonies, bal- loon launches, proclamation readings, and more to raise awareness of breast cancer and call attention to the need for early detection. Organizers of the Lewis County event will be having a lunch at noon at the Broad Street UM Church Hall on Thurs., Oct. 17. There will be presen- clinicians and breast cancer survivors. Interested parties are en- couraged to call Julia Spelsberg at 304-269-8167. Deadline for reserva- tions is Mon., Oct. 14. This effort locally is made even more important by the fact that women in Lewis County are less likely to take advantage of mammograms provided through Medicare- integral to women having early diagnosis for breast can- cer. Early screenings do save lives. Some women may decide not to have a.mammogram because of the perceived costs The following infor- mation, concerning mammogram costs, is from the Medicare website. These are typical questions asked about the procedure. How often is it covered? Medicare Part B (Medical Insur- ance) covers a: Screening mammogram once every 12 months (11 full months must have passed since the last screening) Diagnostic mammogram when medically necessary Who's eligible? Women with Medicare 40 or older are covered Women with Medicare between 35-39 can get one baseline mammo- gram Your costs in Original Medicare: Screening mammogram: You pay nothing for the screening test if the doctor or other qualified health care provider accepts assignment Diagnostic mammogram: You pay 20 % of the Medicare-approved amount, and the Part B deductible Always check for costs before undergoing a procedure, but in all probability, the mammogram may not cost anything at all. Breast Cancer Awareness Day is only one part of a bigger campaign, National Breast Cancer Awareness Month (NBCAM), which began in 1985. The goal of NBCAM is to in- crease awareness of the importance of early detection of breast cancer through public and professional edu- cation outreach efforts. The involve- ment of major nonprofit groups, na- tional cancer organizations, and gov- ernment agencies ensures that NBCAM reaches millions of people and extends into communities across America. Troy Elementary Bingo Fundraiser Very Successful Submitted by Tracy Arnold Troy Elementary Troy Elementary staff, students, and administration are all very ap- preciative of those who sponsored and participated in their Bingo Fundraiser. The Troy Elementary Bingo held at the Gilmer County Senior Citizen Center September 12. The fundraiser grossed more than $3,900 towards the Troy Stars Program. The Stars Program supports positive behavior among students. Students who dis- play good behavior throughout the quarter are then awarded with a spe- cial STARS trip. Students, teachers, and local businesses donated items for the bingo prizes and raffle. Some of those who were gracious enough to sponsor the fundraiser were: S and S Services, Betty's Fl.o- ral Designs, Smith's Heating and Cooling, Destiny Frymier, P and C Oil and Gas, P and C Business Solu- tions, Inc., Sommerville Exxon, Waco Oil and Gas, Caplan' s Jewelry Store, United Bank, Eagle Oil Field Services, Cutting Edge Salon, Minnich' s Florist, Gil-Co Faith Phar- macy, Deb's Dyes and Doos, Down Hole Pump, H and H Railroad, Glen- ville State College, Gilmer County High School, Genesis Health Care, Angle Wilmoth and Peggy Dodrill, D. Handyman, Western Auto, Glen- ville Foodland, Walmart, Go-Mart, Camden Creek Primitives and Mike" Messenger. Thank you for your support! Gilmer Goings O TANNER FEST Will be held on Fri., Oct. tl, and Sat., Oct. 12, 2013. Schedule: Fri., 6:00 p.m., Community Cookout. Bring a covered dish. We will supply the PULLED PORK, 7:00 P.M., White El- ephant Auction, Hayride at Dark after the Auction. Sat., 11:00 a.m. till 7:00 p.m., food will be served. 11:00 p.m., Judging of Chili and Pie contest. Bring your prize winning recipe and the community will vote for their favorite by paying a penny a vote. Also, Bid- ding starts for the silent auction. 12:00 p.m., Kids games start. 2:30 p.m., Silent auction ends with winners be- ing annodnced at 3:00 p.m. 2:00 p.m., Lawnmower Race (Entry Fee), 3:00 p.m. 4-Wheeler Rodeo (Entry Fee). If you don't ride come out and enjoy the Panty Race on the 4-Wheelers. 4:00 p.m., Corn Hole Tournament (Entry Fee) (Starts right after the Door Prizes). 5:00 p.m. 50/50 Winner an- nounced. Many Door Prizes. Drawn from the 50/50 tickets. For more in- formation call Kim, 304-462-4321 or Mandy, 304-462-5244. HOOKED ON 4-H On Sun., Sept. 29, from 1:00-4:00 p.m., at Roberts Pay Pond, free fish- ing, lots of fun. Bring a friend and bring a pole. Prizes for the most fish caught, the biggest fish caught, and smallest fish caught. Any questions please feel free to call the 4-H office at (304)462-7061. THE RED HAT GADABOUTS A toast to our 10th year together! On Thurs., Oct. 10, The Red Hat Gada- bouts will meet at City Square Park at 12:30 p.m. for scrumptious desserts and a Red Hat sale! Bring a dessert, dues, and surplus items for sale. (ENTRAL WV AGING SERVICES Central WV Aging Services Health Fair and Flu Clinic at Braxton County Armory. Thurs., Oct. 10. Free Flu Shot, low cost blood work, and door prizes. Call 304-765-3668. CEDARVILLE CHATTY LADLES BAKE SALE Will be held on Sat., Oct. 5, at Food- land from 9:00 to ? A variety of Pies, Fudge, Cookies, Breads, Etc., also Sugar Free. Come out and support our club. Will be very much apreciated. 00.Our Neighbors00 THE WEST FORK CONSERVATION DISTRICT The West Fork Conservation District Board of Supervisors monthly meet- ing will be held on Tues., Oct. 1,2013 at the USDA Service Center, Mt. Clare, WV beginning at 9:00 a.m. Contact Dinah Hannah, Administra- tive Officer at 304-627-2160 with any questions. THE HILLBILLY STOMPERS BARN DANCE The Hillbilly Stompers clogging team will be holding a barn dance on Sat., Sept. 28, at Holly Gray Park. The feature band will be "The Band Wagon" which will be performing at 7:00 and 9:00 p.m. At 6:00 p.m., there will be a Dill Pickle Eating Contest followed by the "Best Dressed Hill- billy" pageant. Awards will be given for best dressed male and female.The Hillbilly Stompers will be performing at 8:00. There will also be apple bob- bing, drawings, concessions and other activities throughout the evening. If you would like to pre-register for the Dill Pickle Eating or Best Dressed Hillbilly, you may do so by calling (304) 364-5576. Admission is $5.00 per person (6 and under will be ad- mitted free.) Church News GLENVILLE COMMUNITY CHURCH REVIVAL Revival at Glenville Community Church, on Walnut St., Sept. 29, to Oct. 4. Sundays service will be at 6:00 p.m. Services for the rest of the week will be at 7:00 p.m. Pastors Randy and Cindy Wilson welcome everyone. SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST CHURCH Rummage sale proceeds for Chris- tian School, Mon., Tues., Wed., Oct. 7-9, 2013 from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Seventh-day Adventist Church, 1122 Brush Fork Rd., Buckhannon. 304- 472-0962. Leave message. Baseball is too much of a sport to be called a business, and too much of a business to be called a sport. --Philip Wrigley Federal Head Start Cuts Threaten WV Early Ed Dan Heyman WV News Service Cuts to federal Head Start may hurt West Virginia's highly praised state early-education efforts. Since West Virginia has committed to universal pre-kindergarten, every 4-year-old in the state can attend a public preschool. However, that program is blended with federal Head Start and child care, and budget gridlock in Congress al- ready has cut Head Start, with more cuts scheduled. Clayton Burch, executive director, state Office of Early Learning at the W.V. Dept. of Education, said Head .Start means at-risk kids here get the support they need. He said they could still attend pre-K, but that important extra support is being undermined. "Having high-quality pre-school for at-risk, low-income families has been part of our comprehensive approach. If they take another hit, we're very concerned that the additional services that come as being part of being en- rolled in Head Start won't be there," he said. The state provides most of the pre- K funding; Head Start picks up a bit more than 25 percent. West Virginia worked hard to build what is by some measures one of the nation's best early-education efforts, Burch said, adding that lawmakers realized money invested there pays off many times over later on..They were counting on Head Start to pro vide some important pieces, however, which they are now worried might be taken away, he said. "All the additional services Head Start brings to the table - family ser- vices, health services -in addition to that West Virginia pre-K classroom," he explained, "that's the big impact we're going to have." About three-quarters of the pre-K classes are actually located in spaces outside of public classrooms, he said. Although some of those are provided by Head Start, they are not as worried about replacing that part if it's lost, he said. "The county may have to, now, open up or have that class'room under them. But typically, what you're see- ing is a really big impact on the family service/health wraparound," he said. Because of automatic cuts from budget sequestration, Head Start is serving nearly 60,000 fewer U.S. chil- dren this year, 500 of them in West Virginia. More cuts are coming un- less Congress can agree on a budget fix. American Health Care Reform Act will Replace Obamacare with a Pa- tient-Centered Healthcare System Washington, D.C.-:Rep. David B. McKinley, P.E. (R-W.Va.) signed on as an original co-sponsor of the Ameri- can Health Care Reform Act (I-LR. 3121), an alternative to Obamacare that focuses on fixing the health care system without putting government between patients and doctors. "Over the past several months, hun- dreds of constituents have told me about their fear of Obamacare and the impact it would have in their lives," said Rep. McKinley. "This legisla- tion is a big step forward in fixing the problems of our broken health care system. Obamacare is a train-wreck that is increasinghealth care costs and interfering with the doctor patient re- lationship." "House Republicans are now offer- ing this comprehensive alternative to make health care more affordable and Rep..McKinley Endorses Keeping Poor White Alternative to Health Care Law WV Women Alive accessible," added McKinley. "Pa- tient-centered reforms rooted in free markets are the best way to lower costs and solve problems in our health care system." The American Health Care Reform Act will: Fully repeal President Obama's health care law, eliminating billions in taxes and thousands of pages of unworkable regulations and mandates that are driving up health care costs. Safeguard individuals with pre-ex- isting conditions from being discrimi- nated against purchasing health in- surance. Expand access to Health Savings Accounts (HSAs), increasing the amount of pre-tax dollars individuals can deposit into portable savings ac- counts to be used for health care ex- penses. Enable small businesses to pool together and get the same buying power as large companies. ,Custom Etching Dan Heyman WV News Service The life expectancy of white, fe- male high school dropouts has dropped dramatically over the past 20 years, according to researchers in population, human longevity and pub- lic health. Poor, under-educated, white American women can now expect to die five years earlier than they did in the last generation. Monica Potts wrote an eye-open- ing article, "What's Killing Poor White Women?", published in Sep- tember 2013 issue of"The American Prospect." In it, she pulled together research that has social scientists scrambling to find answers. "One of the researchers I talked to said he believes that the root cause was this dramatic increase in the amount of economic and other stres- sors that population faces," she said. Obesity, diabetes, dead-end jobs, low wages, alcohol, drugs such as OxyContin and meth, and bad mar- riage partners are all being suggested as stress factors. Statistics show this is a serious issue in West Virginia. Renate Pore with West Virginians for Afford- able Health Care said a Harvard study found that the state had some of the country's worst mortality numbers, especially in the southern coal fields. Some women there are actually slowly dying of poverty,, she said. "People live much sicker and die much younger in McDowell, Logan and some of those other southern West Virginia counties," Poor said, "and it's all associated with poverty." The research points to what is called "toxic stress" as one factor, Poor ex- plained. The constant, low-level worry that comes from economic insecurity makes it much harder to be in control and make good decisions, she said. "They do experience more stress than people at the upper level. You may think people who have big jobs, those are very stressful jobs. But, in effect, those people do have more control over their lives," she noted. Economic trends that are increas- ing the gap between rich and poor are hard on these women, Poor added. Studies show that high school drop- outs have been affected more than most by the recent proliferation of low-wage, dead-end jobs. On a more positive note, Pore pointed to moves in the right direc- tion: expanding the Medicaid system, treating substance abuse and smok- ing, and increasing education about what people eat. People working on the issue said changing West Virginians' diet and health care should help. The article is available at http://