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Page 2A -- The Glenville Democrat -- Vote "FOR the GCEDA paid for by personal contributions of GCEDA members! Thursday, Oct. 28, 2004 Visit our newspapers' website www. at: I AT DRAKE'S AUTO SALES & TOWING SERVICE---On Fri., Oct. 8 ---a beautiful day before the autumn's cold spell hit Gilmer County, Butch Drake (center) was out directing the sealing of his Used Car Lot with black- top. Helping him were his loyal employees: James Brannon (far left) and Herb Frymyer. Drake's Auto was only one of several area businesses that were beautifying their facilities this fall. (Staffphotoe by Dave Corcoran, Sr.) AT BEST WESTERN HOTEL --- On several recent social and business occasions, the management and staff of Best Western Glenville Inn were pleased to show off and to help their clients utilize the hotel's large, upbeat and multi-functional Conference Room. In fact, at 7 p.m. on this Fd.-Sat., Oct. 22-23, it will be the ., scene of a Gospel Concert featuring Nashville's legendary Darryl Richmond. (See re!ated advertisement.! Proud of this facility and the new energy that they are putting into promoting it are rrom =eft to right (from row, kneeling): Jason Frymier and Steve Robinette, the hotel's new manager; (back row, standing): Barbie King, Marie Tweedie, Rhonda Miller, Sabrina Jones, Sharon Riffle and Linda Norman. AT RITE AID -- The local Rite Aid at Hays City has installed an extensive network of underg('ound air vents around the building. These are to vent any gas fumes coming out of the ground and into the building, according to Manager Arbutus Sims. "We're happy to get this improvement accomplished," she relates. West Virginia Nurses PAC Endorsements here The West Virginia Nurses Politi- cal Action Committee (WVN-PAC) is pleased to announce its endorse- ments for the November 2004 Gen- eral Election. The WVN-PAC is cur- re ntly led by the West Virginia Nurses Association, with input this election cycle from members of the West Vir- ginia Association of School Nurses. "We want to make sure that nurses continue to be included in decisions that affect the quality of health care in West Virginia," said Cheri Heflin, Lobbyist and Executive Director for WVNA. "The best way to do that is electing candidates who listen to nurses' concerns about their patients. "Nurses are in the best position to be the patient's advocate- both at the bedside and in the legislature. Our agenda is quality care in all settings from hospitals to nursing homes to schools. We want to be sure that patients have access to quality health care, sand that there are both nurses and doctors available to care for them. "Nurses know that while making changes to our system, we must en- sure that patients' rights are protected. We thinkourendorsements are sound recommendations to the voters for who at the Capitol is really looking out for West Virginia's health, "Heflin said. The Center for Nursing, which was created in the 2004 Legislature, has the mission of assuring that West Vir- ginia has the nursing resources neces- sary to meet the health care needs of its citizens. As with all PACS, the WVN-PAC not only makes endorsements, but also contributes money to candidates. To become a member of the WVN-PAC, P.O. Box 1946, Charleston, WV 25327. Nurses who are not members of WVNA may become members by calling 1-800-400-1226 or going to the WVNA web site at htpp:// Presidential Candidates: John Kerry/John Edwards Statewide Candidates Joe Manchin, Governor Warren McGraw, Supreme Court; Candidates West Virginia Senate: Bill Sharpe Candidates for House of Del- egates: William Stemple Brent Boggs Director of Ken in Government ram Wins ious Award A budding career in politics came full circle as Phil Hancock, a Political Science graduate of West Virginia Wesleyan College, won the prestigious Young Democrat of the Year Award Saturday night at the annual Jefferson- Jackson Day Dinner. Five years ago, Hancock attended the dinner along with Derek Scarbro and a few other Young Democrats at the request of Ken Hechler, former Secletary of State for West Virginia. Hechler was looking for young people to assist with his campaign for Congress. It seems fitting that now, Scarbro would be one of the many to nominate Hancock for the award and that Hancock would again be attending with Ken Hechler, this time as Field Coordinator of Hechler's current campaign for Secretary of State. When asked about his award and how he felt about winning it, Hancock said, "I give Ken Hechler all the credit for this award; he taught me everything." Hechler says of his young friend, "Phil has had a strong record of leadership since the time he was elected student body president." When asked about their first meeting, he laughed and said, 'Tll always recall that, he remembered the very first campaign song I used when I ran for Con- gress in 1958 and sang it perfectly." Derek Scarbro, now the President of the West Virginia Young Democrats and Field Coordinator for the State Democratic Party, offered one of the many nominations that led to Hancock's award. When asked why he nomi- nated Hancock for the award, Scarbro explained how diligent Hancock has been in working with the Young Democrat clubs that have sprung up all across the state. He said the number of Young Democrat clubs had more than quadrupled going from eight clubs to 34, Scarbro said, "I don't think there is a single club he hasn't visited...This is their first venture into politics. It's good for them to have an example to look up to." He continued his praise of Hancock by saying, "He's doing exactly what he needs to be doing and then some." Nick Casey, Chairman of the State Democratic Party, couldn't praise Hancock enough. When Scarbro gave his recommendation that Hancock receive the award, Casey thought the decision couldn't be easier. Casey remarked that he was impressed with Hancock when he worked to secure his position as one of the West Virginia Electorates who will be voting for Senator John Kerry if he carries West Virginia. "He got his flyers together, did his politicking, made his rounds and got the position." Casey further commented that, "I believe he campaigned in about an hour and a half to be chosen at the June 12 State Democratic Convention. He has done an excellent job for the Democratic Nominee for Secretary of State, Ken Hechler." Due to an overstock inventory adjustment this vehicle will be sold below book value. Subject to poor sale. One only! Trades accepted. 2000 iB.ick Regal N.A.D.A Book VALUE $9,125 SALE PRICE $6,800 T Gilmer County is one of only two counties in West Virginia to meet AYP (Adequate Yearly Progress) under No Child Left Behind. 19/45 (42%) of the 2004 graduates who took the ACT qualified for the PROMISE scholarship. 2004 ACT scores were slightly above the state ave, rage. Gilmer CountyACT scores were 20.6 compared to the state averages of 20.5. , 83% of the 2003 graduates retained their PROMISE scholarship for their ...... sophomore year in college. This was above the state average of 77%. Gilmer County provides textbooks and supplements tuition for dual-credit college classes at Glenville State College. Paid for by the Gilmer County High School Faculty and Staff