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SADDLE UP -- Trail ride goers enjoying the beautiful scenery and tine spent with family and friends. Photo Courtesy of the West Virginia Department of Commerce. Horseback riding at Babcock State Park Autumn Lovers Fall in Love with Babcock State Park Fall Foliage Trail Ride Horseback riding through the shaded and beautiful trails of Babcock State Park is a pleasant and peaceful jour- ney. "Riding a horse on the trails is a different experience in the fall than in the summer, because the park's eleva- tion means the leaves turn color earlier than other parts of the state," said Supt. Clinton Cochran, who noted that the leaves turn about two weeks earlier at Babcock than in the lower valleys. Montgomery's Outdoor Adven- tures provides this outdoor recreation opportunity at Babcock. The guided trail rides at the p,rk feature a unique creekcrossing and nice views of rock formations, peaceful wooded pond settings, and very frequent wildlife sightings. Guided trail rides are offered for ages 8 and older. Family and child- friendly horse riding experiences range from 4 hour rides to two hours. Fall hours are Fri. - Sun. from 8:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. and reservations are encouraged by calling Montgomery's at 304-860-7834. Babcock State Park is located in Fayette County in Clifftop West Vir- ginia and is one of West Virginia's oldest state parks. The Glade Creek Grist Mill is the well-known iconic feature that attracts tourist to the area. Vacationers at Babcock may select from among 13 standard log cabins located by Glade Creek (trout stream) - (may require access by as many as 65 steps), five standard cabins of frame construction, eight bungalow cabins and two deluxe accessible cabins. Standard cabins feature a wood burn- ing fireplace, fully equipped kitchen and bath with shower. A 52-site campground, Boley Lake; fishing, hiking and picnicking also are popular with visitors. A webcam focused on the mill showcases the weather and scenery on the parks' website, The park is open from mid-April through the end of October. To learn more about Babcock State. Park call 304-438-3004. Celebrating Twenty Years of the Mountaineer ChalleNGe Academy Twenty years ago, the West Vir- ginia National Guard created the Mountaineer ChalleNGe Academy as a way to bring structure, leadership and opportunity to at-risk youth in the state. West Virginia was a pioneer in this effort - it was one of the first states to launch such a prograria and, today, the Mountaineer ChalleNGe Academy is an example of how young lives can be transformed in a very positive way. Visiting with the cadets is one of my favorite things to do when I'm traveling around the state. It' s been an honor to sit with them and hear of their struggles, to learn about their passions and their dedication to suc- ceeding in this program. I've gotten to visit with young people who once had a grim outlook on life but, be- cause of the Academy, found a new hope for success. Recently, I stopped by to see the current class of cadets, who inspired me just as much as all the classes that came before them. The Mountaineer ChalleNGe Acad- emy is a rigorous program based on a military-like structure. Cadets wake up every morning at 5 a.m. for physi- cal training followed by a full day of classes. Woven into their daily cur- riculum and activities are lessons that teach these young men and women skills that will support them in their daily lives and instill in them critical leadership ski ll s. The cadets work on projects that help give back to the local community and improve their personal strength, and they engage in exercises th at help them discover who they really are and the tremendous character they possess. The ChalleNGe program, staff, graduates and cadets all deserve to be celebrated. More than 2,700 cadets have graduated from this pro- gram and they've gone on to com- plete their college degrees, join the military and become hard-working, successful adults that we should all be proud of. We owe a debt of gratitude to the West Virginia National Guard and the staff at the Mountaineer ChalleNGe Academy. They've given so many cadets a meaningful experi- ence that's helping these men and women lead healthier, more produc- tive lives, and become leaders in their communities. I am looking forward to working with the Academy for many more years to come. ................... ' .............. ...... ................. ..-.,.oO.-,, design for Tupperware's liquidproof, airtight lids by duplicating the lid of a paint can. The only way to keep your health is to eat what you don't want, drink what you don't like, and do what you'd rather not. .--Mark Twain Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital Welcomes Our Newest Physician - Brian Hornsby, D.O. to our staff Dr. Hornsby specializes in internal medicine. He has been trained to deal with adult medical disorders. Call 304-269-0030 for your appointment 29 Hospital Plaza Weston, WV Thursday, September 26, 2013 - The Glenville Democrat/Pathfinder - Page 11B i i WV FILMmakers Announce Line Up The 14th Annual West Virginia FILMmakers Festival, which will be heldinSutton'sElkTheatretheweek= end of Oct. 4-6, has released its film line-up. "The big news this year is that we opened submissions up for films worldwide, and received 94 submis- sions from around the globe," festival director Caitlin Renre Campbell said. "We have films screening this year from the USA, Canada, United King- dom, Korea, Denmark, Japan, Aus- tralia, Germany, Hungary, Spain and The Netherlands. We have 58 films screening this year, 13 films with English subtitles, fascinating docu- mentaries and 11 animations to name a few. I have been really impressed with the quality of films submitted. " The Festival kicks off Friday, Oc- tober 4, at 6:00 p.m. The Friday night feature, shot in Pittsburgh and Brax- ton County, will be WV FILMmaker Charlie Cline's "Squid Man," at 8:00 p.m. On Saturday, October 5, WV FILMmaker David Smith's "Ladybeard," shot in the Kanawha Valley, will screen at 9:30 p.m. Each evening will wrap up with the FILMmaker Party at the Film Center with live music Friday night from Wager and Saturday night from The Ultimatums. "This year, as in the past, we will select a West Virginia Filmmaker of the Year," Campbell said. The Filmmaker of the Year will be announced at the Wine & Cheese Awards Ceremony at 5:00 p.m., Sunday, October 6, at the Landmark Center for the Arts. The Festival Schedule in its en- tirety and more information on film- making seminars and activities are available at the festival's website, https':// wvfilmmakersfest/home, or by email at: information@wvfilmmakersfes To book accommodations, call the Days Hotel at 866-700-7284, and request the 'Filmmakers Special' (includes breakfast). The West Virginia FILMmakers Festival will be held the same week- end as the Sutton Fall Festival. Find out more about the Sutton Fall Festi- val at: fallfestivalsutton/home. CourthOuse News Sheriff's Department Reports & Citations On Tues., Sept. 17, Pritchard M. Sean was cited for speeding. On Sun., Sept. 22, Joshua A. Jenkins was cited for no proof of insurance and no motor vehicle in-, spection. Qn Mon., Sept. 23, Peggy A. Max- well was cited for speeding and no proof of insurance. On Mon., Sept. 23, Cecil L. Ramsey II was cited for registration violation and no proof of insurance. Civil Court Gilmer County Magistrate's Court On Thurs., Sept. 19, Town of Sand Fork, Mayor Heidi Love sued Michael Holmes in the amount of 8300.00. On Mon., Sept. 23, Stonewall Jack-" son Memorial Hospital sued Robert E. Talbott in the amount of $3,747.70. On Mon., Sept. 23, Stonewall Jack- son Memorial Hospital sued Bobby L. Persinger in the amount of $5,287.19. Circuit Court News On Mon., Sept. 23, Chief Judge Richard A. Facemire heard a three- page motion day docket and left the county before noon. One fugitive from justice waived extradition back to the state of New Jersey and authorities from there have until 4:00 p.m. on Wed., Oct. 2 to pick Lester H. Monts up or Central Re- gional Jail will release him. Monts was represented by local attorney Shelly 'DeMarino. Facemire began by hearing a juve- nile case from Calhoun County and resetting it for further hearing in Calhoun County of Fri., Oct. 11 at 9:30 a.m. Later he heard four condemnation hearings filed by Wyatt Hanna III on behalf of Sugar Creek PSD against James and Virginia Rogers, Angel Hart, Victor and Teresa Jordan and Belva Martin. Martin had been served with petition, but did not appear. Ms. Hart had contacted Mr. Hanna and agreed to sign an easement, but no service on her appeared in the Court file. Also, Teresa Jordan had not been served yet, so Mr. Hanna was ordered to get service on these individuals or in the alternative, to issue an order of publication to obtain service. Nine juvenile matters were set for hearing and several reset for further hearing on Mon., Dec. 23, six at 9:00 a.m. and two for 9:10 a.m. for review. One did not appear and the bench warrant was kept in effect for him. Two sentencings were heard. State vs. Carrie Sumpter was sentenced to two sentences of 1-4 years in the Courthouse News Circuit Court News (continued) penitentiary to serve consecutively. Said sentences were suspended and she was given five years probation. She must report every 30 days for six months in person to the probation officer. She must pay $550.00 in res- titution (Glenville Rite Aid) at a mini- mum of $50.00 per month and per- form 200 hours of community service per year of probation. She must main- tain full-time employment, speak to three high school classes about sub- starce abuse, attend NA (Narcotics Anonymous) and AA (Alcoholics Anonymous) classes and read a book and do a report on Shane Comes Home, recommended by Judge Facemire. She was represente0 by Christina Flanigan of Buckhannon. Sumpter's probation was transferred to Buckhannon, where she is now residing. State vs. John Carder was also before the Court for sentencing, rep- resented by Ms. Flanigan. After glow- ing testimonials by family, friends and employers, Facemire sentenced him to 12 months in CRJ for his plea to count five of the felony indictment and 90 days in CRJ for his plea to count one of the misdemeanor information filed against him. They were to run consecutively, but he suspended all by 10 days to be served consecutive weekends beginning Fri., Sept. 27 at 6:00 p.m. until Sept. 29 at 6:00 p.m. He will then be placed on home con- finement for six months and then given three years probation. He also must write a letter of apology to the victim, but deliver it to the probation officer. Hewas also fined $500.00 and court costs. Although probation was recom- mended solely for Mr. Carder, when Facemire handed down the sentence, he said his crime was heinous and there was no excuse for what he did. State vs. Amanda Smith was be-" fore the Court for another probation revocation hearing. Her attorney made various motions on her behalf for al- ternative sentencing, but Facemire sentenced her to 1-5 years in the penitentiary and immediately placed her in the custody of the Sheriff. She must pay court costs within 18 months Of her release. One civil case was dismissed by order prior to hearing. Facemire will return to Gilmer County for more hearings on Thurs., Sept. 26 at 10:00 a.m. There will be no Circuit Court on Tues., Sept. 24, however, JudgeAIsop will hold hearings on Wed., Thurs., and Fri. this week. Did You Know? The average person spends 2 weeks of his/her life waiting for the traffic light to change WV DEP waste Tire NESTY Saturday, September 28, 2013 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tire & Rubber,/nc; 710 GrassRun Road (off US Weston, WV 26452 Open to all Lewis an00l ffilmer County Resiaents VaM WV 00lriver's license is requirea. Commercial ana business facilties are excluaea. Tires on wheels.are acceptea. 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