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Page 6A --- The Glenville Democrat/Pathfinder --- Thursday, Oct. 7,2004 IN STOCK • Refrigerators • Dishwashers • Gas Ovens Electric Ovens Store Hours: • Microwave • Freezers • Washers • Dryers 8-5 Mon.-Fri. • 8-3 Sat. Ovens " Ja r 315 W. Main St. ° 462-5631 ° in town |mm Continued from Page 1 For example, she learned that a local quilter, who typically sells her quilts for $50 apiece, could put in her pock- etbook $550 for the same product by using e-Bay. "I'm impressed with the enthusi- asm of the people here," she says, ending her remarks by noting, "The ARC would like to do another of these grants and we'll, then, bring people to Glenville to see this project (in ac- tion)." Benedum Foundation's role In speaking for the Benedum Foun- dation which was an equal funding partner of the joint $250,000 grant to establish the wireless technology here, Mary Hunt states, "We have a ARC HEAD:ANNEPOPE lot of work to do. This (project for Appalachia) is a call-to-action, be- cause small towns, like Glenville, need to keep up with the larger cities• But, the best thing about this project has been the collaboration among all lev- els of education, government, busi- ness and the people. This inspired the Morris family to give back to their community and to make this Distance Learning Center a reality." In closing, she affirms, "Larry (Baker) was the find of the century in building a good team and it would not have worked without him." She also praises John Whitehill, Dr. Bruce Maggs and Carnegie Mellon's Center for Appalachian Network Access (CANA) for coming up with the idea, and, later, going out and making it happen (operationally and technologi- callv) " (Editor's Note: In next week's is- sue, the comments of the other speak- ers during Ms. Pope's visit to Glen- ville State College and Gilmer County will be reported.) InrERSeCrWS oe MINERAL ROAD AND SYCAMORE ROADS, GLENVlLLE. 'Business After 5' at Best Western cont'd ... •ms Region VII meetings on behalf of the Continued from Page 1 Gienville City Council if she could get transportation. Citing that some- Parade on Sat., Oct. 16 at 10 a.m. The one on the Council should attend these measure was seconded and approved, monthly meetings, Kennedy sug- This event will require the closing of gested that they make a city vehicle Main Street as in years previous, available for Moore. Agreeing that Similarly, Kight recommended that attending such meetings would qualify the Council give approval to Gilmer as official business, the rest of the County High School' s request to have Council readily agreed to Kennedy's their parade on Fri., Oct. 22 at 1:30 suggestion. p.m. The measure was seconded and CouncilmemberGrottendieckcom- approved. This event will require the mented on several problems found closing of Main Street as in past years, and fixed during the Glenville Utility A long discussion was held as to a report. Four leaks were found and water problem on Spring Street in fixed, including a 4" pipe near the Glenville. According to Mayor Brian Conrad Hotel and a 3" pipe between Kennedy, the city "needs to do some the bank and the Post Office. The excavating" to find out whether it's a utility also pulled all the meters on the broken pipe or an actual spring caus- system that weren't in use. According ing the problem. Councilmember to Grottendieck, they also relocated a William Grottendieck, III cautioned, sewer tap in the area. however, that there are lots of pipes in In Bookkeeper Beth Bassett's ab- that area--- including some gas pipes, sence, Mayor Kennedy passed out the Nowthatthe,;veatherhasturneddrier, financial report. It was looked over, the problem can be looked into. commented on, and accepted by the Reading from the September 2004 assembled members. Police Report, Mayor Kennedy com- The only old business discussed mented on several figures: New in- was related to the continuing efforts vestigations (10 total - up 7 from last to have a sit-down meeting with rep- month); Citations (14 total - up 11); resentatives of Charter Communica° Parking tickets (72 total - up 20); tions. This is in regard to a service Warnings (17 total - down 11); Calls problem issue. The issue was tabled for Service (13 total - up 6); Assists (5 until the November meeting. total - same as last month); and Acci- The meeting was called to order by dents (5 total- up 4). Mayor Brian Kennedy at 7:00 and Mayor Kennedy revealed that was adjourned at 7:58. This meeting Councilmember Kay Moore had vol- included a short Executive Session unteered to attend the State/Federal from 7:30-7:35. I III III I I I I Continued from Page 1 of the state's Regional Jail Authority. Marge, who is also chair of Glen- attended it seemed to enjoy the infor- ville State College's Board of Gover- real business interaction, nors, mentions that the college is "This is a good idea, just like some continuing to improve and grow. She of the other ones Steve is coming up praises Dr. Robert Freeman's admin- with," observes Sandy Pettit, who is a istration in working with the internal representative of Glenville's Waco and external constituencies to ad- company, vance the college. She was referring to Steve Manley Farm Development Robinette, the newly-hired general Dr. Louis Manley, promoter and manager of Best Western Glenville developer of the Manley Farm prop- Inn, who initiated the "Business After erty, relays, "This Business After 5 5" meeting that evening, gives us -- in Glenville and Gilmer In part, he, like other business County --- a chance to mix and to people who participated, used the exchange ideas. This is one positive occasion to push their firm's agendas thing that we can do to get the andnroduct~. "ThisConferenceRoom economy moving here." is needed in this community," Mr. In addition, he laments, "Continu- Robinette affirms, "Let's make Glen- ally I'm hearing the question, 'What villeandGilmerCountyprogresswith is the Manley Farm development the help of this conference center." property?' People, especially new- A Head Start supervisor and teacher, comers, don't know about this project Charlene Montgomery, concurs, "I yet. It's over 300 acres of prime de- think this informal setting to see other velopable land for commercial, hous- business and community leaders is ing and industrial use -- right in the just a great idea." center of Glenvine." Golden political moments Likewise, Stan and Paula Billy and Marge Burke were mix- Mazzagotte, who just moved here ing with the others, mainly recalling from Tampa, Florida, fear that their their years in the Legislature and on new jewelry business isn't known thefarminSandFork.Also, Billywas well enough in this area, "Business showing people a new commenda- After 5 gives us an opportunity to tion badge that was presented to him pass out our business cards and to for being the first executive director show the high quality of our jew- Continued from Page 1 ! 000 New pet food & tack store opens in county on Sat.... Business partners, Debbie Hess and Gloria Shaffer, will open the new business on this Saturday in Mrs. Shaffer's basement at home. They will carry tack supplies, as well as farm animal food for horses, pigs, etc. and pet foods for fish, turtles, iguanas, rabbits, dogs and cats, among others. The establishment is located one mile east of the Foodland Plaza Strip Mall in the house on the left after rounding the turn. The partners hope to be open 10 a.m.-6 p.m., seven days a week. See advertisement on page 2A for more details. , . Over the past year, Mrs. Hess has been a devoted employee of Mrs. Shaffer who owns and operates Mi Ranchito, Gilmer County's Mexican restaurant on North Lewis Street in GlenviUe's old Sears Building. Manager changes at Energy Corp. Gary Beali, manager at Energy Corporation of America's operations near Sand Fork, has been promoted to production manager at the firm's regional office in Buckhannon. A Gienviile State College graduate, Mr. Beall had served here for the past several years. Replacing him here is JeffGress who also shares time with the Buckhannon office. Contact: Craig Wori, tfard Rock Land Company P.O. Box 179 (;ienville, WV 26351 304-462-5743 w w I I Ill II I elry," Stan explains. Paula adds, "This type of forum is great for networking with other town business people." Gospel singing celebrity The biggest promoter that evening, however, was Steve Robinette, who is trying to rev up activities at the Best Western hotel. With a burst of enthu- siasm, Robinette announces, "We'll be having Darryl Richmond, of Durham, North Carolina, to perform in the Conference Room on Fri.-Sat., Oct. 22-23. He's travelled and per- formed all over the world, including Nashville, singing Southern gospel music. On Oct. 22, this gospel music legend will perform here at 8:30 p.m. and the next evening -- Sat., Oct. 22 -- at 7 p.m." Noting that Richmond has played with the Bill Gaither gospel group, Robinette mentions that he, himself, has played the drums for quite a few gospel groups, like Richmond's and Gaither's. "My parents gave me a set of kid's drums when I was six, and I've been playing the drums ever since," he says. In fact, he'd like to meet Gilmer County's ministers and gospel sing- ing groups in order to invite them to come perform at the Best Western. He can be reached at 462-551 I. Then, in another Best Western ini- tiative, Robinette will be offering CPR classes starting at 6 p.m. on Tues.- Wed., Oct. 26-27. "You'll need to register for this, because the class size will be limited," he says. www. Glen villeNews Finally, in addition to reporting the event, this publisher used the social opportunity to promote our newspaper's new website, www. GlenvilleNews.corn "It's a good way to get your busi- ness or civic endeavor known all over the world, in addition to the people who are avid followers of the happen- ings in Gilmer County on the Inter- net," this publisher said. "We've al- ready gotten well over 1,000 hits in our fn'st month of operations." Conclusion When the Thursday evening's event started to slow down a little after a couple of hours, Steve Robinette was given a couple of presents by his staff. All in all, he believes that "Business After 5" was a great success, and hopes that other local business and civic-minded people will take advan- tage of the next one. H I I I I Breakthrough Procedure Helps Obese Shed Pounds Safely (NAPSA)-"We'rejusttoodarn fat percent in the past two years, with man, President and CEO of Inamed "Of the surgical options available gastric pouch. By creating a new. •.. and we're going todo something more than 100,000 procedures per- Corporation (Santa Barbara, CA),the for the treatment of obesity, the Lap- tiny gastric pouch, the system limits about it," said Secretary of Health formed in 2003. According to the developer of the Cap-Band(r~ Sys- Band is the safest andonly adjustable the amount of food the stomach will ~' (y • . ,, and Human Services Tommy Th- New EnJand Journal of Medicine, tem. and reversible choice," says Dr. Jeff hold at any time. The inflatable band ompson at a press conference an- this increase has been fueled by the Since its approval by the Food and Allen, assistant professor of surgery controls the flow of food from this nouncing that obesity is fast ap- "increase in the number of people Drug Administration in June 2001, attheUniversityofLouisvilleinKen- smallerpouchtotherestofthediges- proaching tobacco as the leading who are extremely obese, the failure the system has transformed more than tucky• "It is the least invasive and has , rive tract, leaving the patient feeling cause of preventable death in ofdiets, exercise and medical therapy 20,000lives in the U.S., and contin- a much lower serious complication comfortably full with only a small America. and the advent of laparoscopic pro- ues to gain in acceptance in major rate. It is clearly different from the amount of food, without compro- With two-thirds of U.S. adults of- cedure•" medical centers as a safer, effective gastric bypass procedure, whichhasa mising the absorption of nutrients. ficially "too darn fat" and with With the demand for weight-loss surgical alternative for the severely mortality rate of one in 200 and re- Patients continue to feel full forsev- roughly halfofthoseactually obese, surgery more than doubling in just obese patient. It is the preferred quires the cutting and stapling of the eral hours, reducing the urge to eat weight-loss surgery is one of the the past two years, "it is important weight-loss surgery internationally, stomach and intestines." between meals. The advantages of most common surgeries performed that people know the facts about an with nearly 150,0130 procedures per- An inflatable silicone band is placed this breakthrough surgical device for nationwide. 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