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I Thursday, October 17, 21)13 -The Glenville l)emocrat/Pathfinder- Page 11" Reunion, By Jeanette Riffle Shock, WV ~k- "::~tr.,~:4:~::-~:.:,.~ : . "7,~- SURVIVORm After not one, but' two rounds of cancer, Linda Bull Schmidt is still going strong Local Woman Weathers Two Bouts of Breast Cancer As a retired WVU Extension "I learned about the amazing agent, Linda Bull Schmidt worked treatments which are now available for many years with the local CEOS during this period," explained Linda. to promote breast cancer awareness "When I was having the stereotactic She was very knowledgeable about biopsy and lying on the table, it oc- the importance of consistent screen- curred to me how amazing all of these ing. tests are. The test was being done In May 2007, after her routine while I was awake during the proce- mammogram she received a call from dure." " the Hospital requesting her to come Linda can't say enough about the back for further testing. A suspicious importanceofthe support she received spot turned out to be breast cancer, from family and friends. It was a very "I had always been very consci- important part of her recovery. Lastweek. I wrote about the Smith weren't in on the name of our get reunion of the mid 1950's and this together. week I am writing about one more My youngest brother, Brent, gave recent, the reunion that name years ago when Oct 12. we met down at Slate, he first started this at his place and it nearElizabeth, forour annual Stewart was mentioned on F.B. on our family get together at the home of Cousin page with pictures that he had posted Becky Watson and her husband, along with the reunions that lbllowed Rodney. Rodney was the former soft- every year. I knew about it but was ball coach of Jessica Lynch but is confused a little after talking to my retired now. Becky still works for the brother, Roger. Long story short, I had school system at Elizabeth. talked to Roger on the phone and he They purchased a lovely old farm said that my combread would go good house andrenovatedityears ago when with their soup and that it was good they were raising their family. It is cool weather for soups and stews. furnished with anuques mostly that I wondered if I had missed out on had belonged to Rodney's grandpar- something so I checked F.B. on our ents. The walls in the family roomare page. No new messages about food or of rough lumber from an old barn and even what food to bring so I called decorated with so many pictures and them back and talked to my sister in wall hangings that you can't hardly law. Marina. I asked why they thought see them all in one visit. It reminds itwasjustasoupthingandshesaidthat me of a Cracker Barrel gift shop. name,"Stewfest"madethemthinkthat Very lovely. Everything frombig pic- it was a big soup and stew feast. I tures and signs to tiny little trinkets, explained about the name on F.B. and One comical sign on the wall by the told her we were going to have to door reads, NO SPITTING TO- spread the word around to others who BACCO ALLOWED HERE. Not might not have Facebook just in case that wehave any chewers but it makes . they thought the same thing. for a good conversion piece. She said that she had some other The weather cooperated for an things in mind that she could fix and outdoor picnic and we had all taken I decided to make extra buttermilk our lawn chairs and went outside with biscuits to take, as I was making our drinks and plates of food after sausagegravyandbiscuitsforsupper Roger had said the table grace. An- that evening for us. I did so and also other funny happening was over the baked an easy Bisquick Pumpkin Pie soups and stews for the " Stewfest." and made brownies. Duane baked a For those who don't have F.B., they frozen peach pie and we were all set. WV Drug Linda has been married to Ancil ....... ...... Schmidt, another retired WVU Ex- ............... tension agent, for eleven years.'The couple lives on Old Route 33 fn Cedarville News S Submitted by JoAnn Woodyard 304-462- 7093 Glad to hear Delphia Phares got home from the Hospital. There were a lot of prayers that went out for her-recovery. We had our monthly fellow-' Will Fu So, we took all baked goods, usual winter and a dryer one. I had I think there was one pot of beef heard a wetter one before. The Farm- stew there and l wondered if they ers Almanac and the Old Farmer's thought it was just soups and stews. Almanac sometimes are different on Roger had told me in the I:amily room their forecasts. Duane says the Old while we were waiting on everyone to Farmers one is more accurate. I enjoy get there, that my combread would go reading both of them. good with the kraut and gold potatoes I got an A plus on my check up that he and Marina had brought. I said, from hJ p joint replacement surgery "What combread?" and I don't have to go back for 3 We both got another big laugh months. Dr. Courtney will x ray knees over that "Stewfest" confusion and I then and takeit fromthere. Hedoesn't told him that it was a good thing I want to do another surgery, yet: It is called back to see who had told them too hard on a person's system, how- that or why they thought it was just ever he will do knees 3 months apart soups. I think he got the biggest laugh if I get along alright after the first one. of all of us. In the meantime I can get the new All in.all, we had a really good Supartz gel knee shots to help with all time of getting together and we en- that inflammation of the arthritis. That joyed the good food, the little ones will tide me over until I can get them and we appreciated the hospitality of fixed. I recently had to get a steroid the Watsons. What will happen next shot in the right shoulder forbursiti s. year no one knows. Last year it rained I am sure thankful for the meds out and we were under an outdoor pavil- there for all these "itises." I didn't ion at Cedar Creek State Park and I realize there were so many until I remember sitting in a picnic chair started having trouble and had to get with an umbrella over me to shield diagnosed. There is still a weakness the blowing rain that was coming in my left arm from that round I had through. The rain didn't last long but with tendonitis. it was very chilly after that. We had to Everyone over this way is get- go home shortly after we ate because ting ready for fall and deer season. It was freezing out. Turkey season is open for a week and I wanted to correct something I think it started today. Duane was from last week. We were shopping at reading about it in the Charleston a Lowes store in Bridgeport when I paper. Untilnext time, enjoy thelovely went for my check up to Dr. Courtney fall weather while it lasts and keep and I picked up an Old Farmer's prayingforourcountry.MaytheLord Almanac. It has us for a colder than bless and keep you in His care. Courts, Treatment: Obamacare More, But Who Will Do It? Dan Heyman part of providing those services to "What happens after that? There's WVNews Service people who need them. And I ama whole community of folk who are Two recent reforms should add up. hoping that if the funding's available, recovering. The person who has lived to drug treatment for West Virginians people who can provide those ser- experience and training is the one who desperately need it, but the ques- vices would also be more available," who's providing the support services," tion is, are there enough people to McKinney said. Patterson said. help them with their recovery? The Onepotential solution is to open up The state is moving toward having drug courts coming to every county who is allowed to do some kinds of a system for training and licensing willpushmorepeoplewithsubstance- drug treatment. The Rev. Jamespeer-recovery coaches, Patterson abuse problems into treatment. And Patterson, executive director of the noted. When that is in place, he said, Obamacare will require insurance Partnership of African-American it should mean they have a better plans to cover much of the cost. Churches, has been looking at the chance of getting paid. Rob McKinney, counsel to the Di- issue for a legislative commiRee. He "Once we have a significant pool of vision of Probation ServiCes of the said they are considering letting li- peoplewhoarecertified, thenwecango WestVirginiaSupremeCourt, ishelp- censed social workers do more, and to the funding folks and say, 'Look, ing set up the drug courts. He said the another option is training folks who they've been tested, they've passed the Affordable Care Act (ACA) funding have wrestled with their own addic- exam, they're qualified from the state's offers a lot of promise. However, he tion to help their peers. Patterson said persPective,''' Patterson explained. added, it's still a question if therewill that might be especially useful for By one count, the state has more be enough treatment slots for the people coming out of intensive in- than 150,000 people awaiting treat- people who need them. patient treatment at a residential facil- ment, but only/220 in-patient treat- entious about my mammograms since I had once had a non-malignant tu- mor removed," explained Linda. "So, I was very good about getting my routine mammograms." Weston. Linda took her films to Morgan- "This is unusual but there were town for more expert advice The three of us from Saint Boniface physician there did a stereotactic bi- Church, who had surgery during a opsyfollowedbyalumpectomy. Her period of three weeks. These and breastcancerwasbeingattackedwith several other friends who hav'e had the newest and best steps in treat- breast cancer have been a wonderful ment. The next step was Mammosite support group. We have had different radiation consistingoftentreatments situations and different courses of over five days., treatment, but alI have had words of "After six weeks I was 'cancer encouragement and that has meant so free' ," said Linda. She continued her much." annualmammogramsandbloodtests. Because of her experiences, Unfortunately in December 2011 Linda has taken another step in her a mammogram again showed some- life and she recently became a CHA thing, for the American Cancer Society "My doctor performed an ultra- "CHA is a,new program created sound-guided biopsy. It was cancer- by the ACS to do outreach. Lewis ous but we also found that there was County has the second highest diag- no the lymph nodes," she noses of breast cancer so it is very said. - important that we have women in the She also was able to take advan- community working to educate oth- tage of the new "Oncotype DX" test. ers on :the importance of early detec- The cancerous cells removed from tion. Ijust can't say enough about the her body were tested to predict the importance of screenings," she said. possible reoccurrence of the cancer: Linda will be speaking about her Linda found her cancer's possible journey during the annual Lewis reoccurrence to be 26%. With this County Breast Cancer Awareness knowledge, the physician can decide Celebration on Thurs., O.ct. 17 at together with the patient the path for Broad Street Church. There is a lun- treatment. , cheon at noon but please call Julia Linda underwent four chemo- Spelsberg 304-269-8167 with your therapy treatments and 25 radiation reservation because of limited seat- treatments, ing. ! Weekly BOE Update Superintendent Ron Blankenship Meetings, Training and Submitted, Fri., Oct. I1, 2013 On Monday, I met with Joanna Stewart, CRI, concerning a student "backpackprogram." Several coun- ties with needy schools are involved with the program. The program uses food from the Mountaineer Food Bank and com- munity volunteers to sort and pack- age the food. These packages would then be sent home with the students once a week. The CRI director is currently soliciting volunteers for the program. Principals received training on Tuesday from the state department on WVEIS student scheduling, course codes, and teacher credentialing, which helps determine if a teacher is highly qualified. Most of our time this week has been consumed with those reports that are due to the state next week (ertrollme ut, graduation cohorts, drop Reports outs, special education and physical education). The schools must com- plete these reports and then we must confirm the data at the central office level. It is extremely important that we make sure the information is cor- rect because of the importance the data has on school finance. The Youth Committee for the Re- gion Four Workforce Investment Board met in Parkersburg on Thurs- day and I attended the meeting. In addition, schools were dismissed af- ter lunch and teachers were involved in staff development for the remain- der of the day. The staff development continued Fri. as part of the ISE Day activities. ship dinner at our church last Sun. after services with a nice meal and fellowship. Is this an Indian Summer we are having? It is a little early, if so. It has been really pretty the past two weeks but we really need some rain. We got word about Calin Hartsorn's sister-in-law's accident and death. We need to remember the Hartsom's family in our sym- pathy and prayers. Birthday wishes go out t6 our grandson Caleb on his 7th the 12th birthday. Or daughter Katrina's birthday on the 12th and our son-in-law Daniel's birthday on the 8th. It has been good hay weather for all those that are putting up their 2nd and 3rd cutting of hay. The Cedarville Community would like to have their Trick or Treat night on the same night as Glenville. Cedarville Trick or Treat will be Thurs., Oct. 31 from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm. Little Things That Count The broomcorn broom in he American Kitchen owes its origin to Benjamin Franklin. A friend once senthim a small whiskbroom from India. Franklin discovered a few seeds in some of the straws and planted them. From the tiny crop that resulted, he took the seeds and distributed them among several friends in different parts of the country. Thus, broomcorn was grown, and a healthy indus- try resulted. Part of the training teachers received Isn't that like life itself?. We can was based on tech steps during the never measure what a kind act, a Thursday and Friday sessions, thoughtful word, or a gesture of As always, please call or stopby sympathy will do in this futile the office if you have questii3ns or world. God made us all to be his concerns or just want to visit, planters. . : ment . When: Saturday, October 26th, 2013 Where: WV State Police Barracks, Glenville Time: 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. Keep unused or expired prescription drugs out of your community and reduce the risk of poisoning, overdose, and abuse! Bring your unused/eipired drugs to the collection site Drop your drugs into the collection box for proper disposal, no questions asked Drugs can be either loose or in their original bottles Everyone participating will receive a FREE gift! For more information contact the Gilmer .Co. FRN 304-462-7545 or the WV State Police at 462-7101 This program is funded in part by a grant from the US Department of Health-and Human Services, Subs 'tance Abuse and Mental Hetdth Services Administration Center for Substance Abuse [h'evention. and the West VirginM)epartment of Health & Human Resomves Bureau for Behavioral Health and Health Facilities. A