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Page 8A - The Glenville Democrat/Pathfinder -Thursday, September 26, 2013 I Around The GeraldineMarks Kitchen Table 462-7477 / I This picture was give to me by Ermal Parsons. My Gilmer Co. mar- riage book states that May Vanhom, 18 from Gilmer Co., married James A. (Arthur) Dobbins, 22 from Brax- ton and Gilmer Co., on Feb. 25 1911. James Dobbins' parents were Levi Newton Dobbins, 3/8/1849 - 7/6/1906, and Samantha Emily (Moore) Dob- bins 1849-1926. May's Parents were Albert Vanhorn, from Harrison Co., and Sinthia E. (Bennett), 19 from Gilmer Co. Albert and Sinthia were married May 7, 1872. Odra (Dobbins) Dean, 1908-2002, a daughter of Jake and Rose (Cottrill) Dobbins visited me and sent me infor- mation about her Dobbins roots. She said Le,i and Samantha's children were: John George: 9/25/1871, Mor- gan Dyer "Tom": 1873, Thomas' Lemuel, EssaEllen: 1884-1964, Jacob Jasper"Jake": 6/24/1879-12/17/1962, Twin Samuel Perry: 2/1882 - 1954, Twin Andrew Jackson: 2/1882, Effie S.: 1884-1964, James Arthur: 5/22/ 1888, Curtis Ellsworth: 1892, Carson Ellsworth: 4/27/1897 - 11/8/1987. Jacob "Jake", Morgan Dyer "Tom", Essa Ellen Hashman, and Effa S. Duely all were raising families on Crooked Fork when I was growing up. Our wildflowers are changing again. The many varieties of yellow WV sunflowers have about done their thing and those puffs of white thorough- wort that have been lining the road- sides are beginning to dry up. This must have been the year for iron- weeds to shine. I do not think I have ever seen Ironweed as tall or as in- tense a purple color as they were this year. Goldenrods are blooming ev- erywhere and white asters and my favorite wild flower the purple aster will soon be taking on the job of decorating our roadsides. I am soon to go to CAMC in Charleston and Dr. Chafin Assal will perform a procedure that he tells me is 99% effective for my SVT heart prob- lem. Hopefully this will end my rac- ing heart problems and my need to go to the emergency room so often. We have been having some cool rainy fall weather. This has been a really wet SHOWN ABOVE-- MAY (VANHORN) DOBBINS year and we are still getting wet weather but thankfully we have not had any floods like so many people have had. This week we attended the viewing of Ralph's niece and neighbor, Janet Allen. Janet and Jerry were our next 'door neighbors when we lived on Briar Lick. Janet has been fighting cancer for awhile. She leaves behind husband Jerry, six children, and sev- eral grandchildren and great-grand- children. We all mourn her passing. We saw lots of relatives and friends at her viewing at Stump Funeral Home in Arnoldsburg. The family has my deepest sympathy. In Loving Memory of Kimela Kay Burkhammer April 24, 1964- Sept. 27, 2010 Forever in our Hearts When we remember your smile It brightens our day And thougs oyour wttrmth and love Seems to smooth the*way. Your gen le spirit is still with us Th tg ! you are gone Sunny dTs, cool breezes...  Always jror you Mom. , Love Always, " Carl, Selen,, Karla, Brandy, Megan, Aleesea, Madalynn, Maci, and Gary If We Lived in a Pel,fect If we lived in a perfect world, no one would ever have to worry about how much it costs to keep the lights on in their house. But we don't live in a oerfect world. We live in the real world where hardworking families and seniors keep a close eye on energy costs, because any increase in those costs usually means having to cut back somewhere else, usually on necessities. Ron Binz, the Obama Admini- stration's nominee to chair the Fed- eral Energy Regulatory Commission, doesn't seem to understand the real world and how, for example, a $30 hike in a monthly electric bill can send shock waves through a family budget. As chairman of the Colorado Pub- lic Utilities Commission, Mr. Binz was unwavering in promoting renew- able energy sources without regard to affordability or reliability. He consistently demonized fossil fuels in an attempt to remove them from Colorado's energy mix. Not sur- prisingly, the result of his actions has been higher electric rates in Colo- rado. Some say that as chairman of FERC, Mr. Binz would have no authority over coal, the way he had in the Boul- der State. Well, let me remind them- the"E" in FERC stands for"Energy." So, yes, he would. Quite simply, Mr. Binz will not bring the kind of leadership we need at FERC. This is why I will vote against confirming his nomination to the highest position at the agency. This is not a perstnal matter- it's a matter of policy: We have fundamen- tally different Views on the need for an "all-of-the-'above" energy policy and the importance 9f always striking the right balance bet,keen the economy and the env.,iroriment. As Govern0r and Senator, repre- senting a state as rich in energy as . West Virginia, I have long advocated this approach, and as a subcommittee chair of the Senate tnergy and Natu- ral Resources Conmittee, it is my priority. I It is only common sense that we use every source of domestic energy- coal, oil, natural gas, hydro, nuclear, biom- ass, wind and solar - to keep our economy humming #or the benefit of everyone.  . The lack of a ievl playing field in America's energy policy has forced us to become reliantOn foreign coun- tries to meet our energy needs. And this has only led tqunwanted wars that have cost thousands of lives and billions of dollars, , resulting in in- creased prices and uncertainty in our energy sector. For 40 years - in fct, ever s!nce the 1973 oil embargo -IAmerica s lead- ers have argued abott how to achieve energy independenc. The argument should finally end, because the solu- tion is to use all our domestic energy sources. But such a solution is not part of Mr. Binz's vision of America's en- ergy future. He see$ a future of 80 percent renewables and the "social benefits" they suplosedly would spawn. That's just not realistic, and on top of that it would lead to higher costs for consumers. Withj ust a flick of the finger, Ameri- cans can instantaneously tap into vast veins of energy from coal mines, oil reservoirs, rushing water, high winds, the radiant sun, and the fusion of atoms. This is what makes the modern world modern, what powers our homes, gchools, factories and armed forces, to name just a few of the "so- cial benefits" we currently enjoy, with- out busting our budgets. With Mr. Binz making policy at FERC, I am convinced our energy supply will no longer be as reliable and affordable, and that would jeop- ardize the jobs that Americans use to support their families and risk more uncertainty in the marketplace. As a former executive, I tuly be- lieve that the President should have the utmost discretion when assem- bling his team. However, after my conversations with Mr. B.inz, after questioning him before the Senate Energy Committee, and after carefully reviewing his record in Colorado, I respectfully c an- not support his appointment as FERC Chairman. I believe that his leadership will threaten the reliability of our elec- tric grid, will do irreparable damage to the coal industry, cost jobs and impose higher energy costs on not only hardworking Americans, but also seniors who live on fixed in- comes. FEELING THE SPIRIT-- The Appalachian Spirit Dancers prforming with live music. / The Landmark Studio f the Arts Proudly Presents The Landmark Studio for the Arts as a kick-off to its 2013-2014 Season. in Sutton WV will host"Appalachian Spirit" on Friday September 27 at 7:30pm. The Davis and Elkins Col- lege dance team and musicians are part of the Augusta Heritage Center at the college. They Will be accompa- nied by a 5 member band. Entr6e for this event is by donation. Appalachian Spirit performs a rep- ertoire of American vernacular dance, with an emphasis on Appalachian fiat- foot and clogging styles. Dance styles include traditional clogging, flatfooting, hambone, French Cana- dian stepdance, Scottish-Highland dance and Irish percussive dance. Becky Hill, coordinator of the Mountain Dance Trail of Augusta Heritage Center, di- rects the dance team which includes Braxton native Cassidy Dickens. The string band includes guitar, banjo, two fiddlers and mandolin. The Landmark Studio is very pleased to present this fine program The Studio s celebrating its 25 th year of presenting arts programming to the central WV community. TheFall sea- son includes a children's production "The Best Haunted House Ever" on October 18,19,26,27 and theTaste of the Landmark on Novembel 2. Sea- son tickets for the full year are avail- able at the door and on our vebsite. The Landmark Studio is a non- profit organization dedicated to pro- moting the arts in Braxton County and. the surrounding area. It is located on Main Street in Sutton and is open to all members of the community. Volunteers are always welcome and needed. Doors open at 7pm for the performanceand donations will be used for the Shawn Wine Scholarship Fund. Please check us ot at: and on our Facebook page. Or call a 304- 644-3166 for additional information or assistance with seating. FALL EVENTS Submitted by Laurie Cooper, Sec. The meeting of the Cdnings CEOS and Senior Citizens met on Sept. 19 with Ann Nestor and Naoimi Hinzman presiding. Also present at the meeting were Wilda Jones, Charlotte Rodgers, Mary Oldaker, and Laurie Cooper. The treasurers report and minutes were accepted as read. The Banquet will be on Tues., Oct. 1st at 5:30pm, and will be held at Shawhee Hall. The Hobo Party will be on Tues., Oct 22. More information to follow. Holiday House is Dec. 6 at the Rec. Center. The theme is"Bells of Christ- mas". Coffee hour will be from 9:00- 10:00am. The winner of the quilt that was raffled off was Dianne Wolf. MaJy read a poem called "Prayer are the stairs to God", by Helen Steiner Rice. It was very inspirational. Since we did not receive our lesson this month and have not received one since March, Mary read and we discussed facts about West Virginia as our lesson of the month. The next meeting will be on Wed. Oct 16 at Mary's. Members are re- minded to bring sandpaper and a cov- ered dish. Meeting was adjourned so we could all enjoy a wortderful lunch at Denny's. You may have heard that a cow has four stomachs. Not true. A cow has only one stomach, which contains four digestive compartments. Each compartment performs a different function. Business00 After 5 Sponsored by ENACTUS, GSC's Student EntTepreneurshi p Organization Thursday, September 26th at 5:00 p.m. Glenville State College Mollohan Campus Community Center Third Floor Multi-purpose Room 315A GLENV'ILLE STATE COLLEGE Free And Open To The Public Call (304) 462-4115" For More Information