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Page 6A m The Gienville Democrat/Pathfinder --- Thursday, Oct. 28, 2004 Continued from Page 1 ing on Nov. 17. He invited any inter- ested Board members to attend. He also affirmed that he-- and the rest of the LSIC --- was behind the upcom- ing school levy. Mr. Bennett also commented on the addition of the new camera sys- tem in the school and thanked the Board for reintroducing supplies in the upcoming continuation of the Spe- cial Excess Levy for the school sys- tem. Most significantly, Mrs. Butcher gave the Board an encouraging statis- tical report: 83 percent of GCHS's class of 2003, who had received the PROMISE Scholarships, were retain- ing them. The state average was only 77 percent. In the only public delegation, local athletic fan and football player par- ent, Mr. Jim Maloney, lamented that there's no winter sports for the boys who play football and don't play bas- ketball. He, therefore, inquired about the procedure for creating an intra- mural wrestling team at GCHS. Su- perintendent Tolman responded with the fact that Mr. Maloney would have to talk with Mr. Bennett. He also cautioned that for any more than an intramural competition, there were a host of requirements for coaching and equipment. In other business, the Board: • Heard comments from Board President Gina Stalnaker and Larry Butcher about the President's Retreat at Canaan Valley. Mr. Butcher pro- claimed it was"one of the better train- ing seminars" he had ever attended; • Approved the resignations of Michael Burch and Steve Husk (50); • Approved the employment of: School Bus Operator-Randy Hitt; Sand Fork Cheedeading Coach-Erica Ball; Normantown Cheerleading Coach-Charlene VanHorn; Glenville Cheerleading Coach-Nancy Continued at upper right McVaney; Troy Elementary Cheer- leading Coach-Cherri West; Norman- town Elementary Basketball Coach (Girls & Boys)-Troy Cottrell; Sand Fork Elementary basketball Coach .(Girls)-Heather Minney; Sand Fork Elementary Basketball Coach (Boys)- Mike Roberts; Glenville Elementary Basketball Coach (Girls and Boys)- William Turner; Troy Elementary Basketball Coach (Girls & Boys)- Rick Kinder; Girls Softball Coach- Cindy Szabo; Principal Mentor- James Phares; Freshman Basketball Continued from Page 1 away to the public, but ask them for their suggestions for improving the Rec Center," he explains. On a negative note, Commissioner Reta Kight divulges that she heard the rumor that Fayette County was trying to wrestle away the large and periodic Regional Jail Employee Training Ses- sions that take place throughout the year at the Rec Center. These training classes generate much revenue for the upkeep of the Center. "We have to hold on to these sessions," she told Eager. Center's Board Meeting The Gilmer County Parks & Recre- ation Center's Board of Directors will next meet at 6 p.m. on Tues., Nov. 16 in the Dining Hall. The general public is invited, Jason Eager ROSEDALE COMMUNITY IMPROVEMENT PROJECT --The youth of the Rosedale area are enjoying the opportunity of using this new basketball court for recreation. It sits in the town area, and has been a project of the active community association. Also, in the background, a lot of earth-moving is taking place to change the channel of the Right Fork of Steer Creek which systematically floods the town area, according to community citizens. (Photo courtesy of Jim Brandenburg, Spencer photographer and tntemef movie-maker) --w I I I I II Coach-Wendell Tomblin; and Ath- letic Trainer-Susie Kirkpatrick (5-0); • Approved invoices totaling $107,046.23; the Treasure," s Report for September 2004; the Financial Statement for September 2004; Bud- get Transfers totaling $1,467,965.51; and Budget Supplements totaling $396,984.91. The 7 p.m. meeting went into ex- ecutive session at 8:35 p.m. to discuss personnel matter, adjourning later in the night. relays. For details, call him at 462- 7653. 4-H program update Stacey Hawkins, the new WVU- Gilmer Extension Agent, addressed the County Commission, too. In updating the commissioners, she introduced the Extension Service's new 4-H Program Assistant, Devon Shackleford, noting that he would keep the programs once operated by Monique Call going. Ms. Hawkins outlines that -- • 150 local kids are playing 4-H soccer on Saturdays; • 4-H enrollment is now taking place (annual memberships are topping 300 kids now); and • She is working with FRN and CRI to do a Community Needs Assess- ment Survey, making up 4,000 ques- tionnaires at a consultant's cost of $2,500. In conclusion, she states, "Our Office's goal is to have 4-H in each county school." In addition, the 4-H program benefits, financially, from the School Board's Excess Levy, which is up for renewal in this upcom- ing Nov. 2 General Election. Bid opening At 1"30 p.m. at that meeting, the commissioners opened three bids for providing the CbunlJfs ~rgency servi~s agencies with a unified VHF 'Wireless Communications System. ! 000 Continued from Page 1 Both Florida natives, Garvin, of Bradenton, played for WVU most recently during the 2002-2003 season, while Mays, of Palmeuo, was a member of the 1988 National Championship contending WVU team that ultimately lost to Notre Dame in the Fiesta Bowl in El Paso, Texas in the Bowl Championship Series' showdown game for the No. 1 team in the nation. According to news information, Garvin was one of WVU's top three wide receivers as a senior in 2003, but violated certain team rules and was suspended for the Gator Bowl loss to the University of Virginia. He also e,~ missed out on the action twice during the 2003 season, TRAV=S GARVlN once when a cousin was shot to death in a Florida parking lot. Previously, he had dropped off the team for personal reasons, missing the 2002 Continental Tire Bowl game. Garvin had started out his college football career at the University of Missouri with an apparent bright future after excelling on the field and being named the Big 1Ts "Freshman of the Year" in 1999. Disagreements with the coach and a suspected drug problem, however, ended his matriculation at Columbia, Missouri. As for the older Mays, his stellar play at WVU in the late 1980s earned him team slots on the Washington Redskins and Pittsburgh Steelers for a six-season run. Later, he played in the less demanding Arena Football League at Tampa Bay for three seasons. ALVOIO MAYS The accused pair apparently fumbled their football of life, once again, when on Sat., Oct. 16, Gilmer Magis- Irate Bob Minigh found probable cause in their abortive attempt to rob Foodland, set bail at $200,000 each and ordered them to be lodged in the Central Regional Jail at Flatwoods. Auto Value closes at Foodland Plaza The Glenville Auto Parts, the "Auto Value" shop in Glenville, unexpectedly closed on this past Mon., Oct. 25, according to other scources at Foodland Plaza. The shop has been operating there for over six years and is owned by a Marietta, Ohio company. As ofpresstime, no information has been provided by the home office to this newspaper about this surprise closing. PSD calls special meeting for Nov. 16 In addition to its regular meeting at 7 p.m. on Mon., Nov. 8, the Gilmer County Public Service District will call a second, but special meeting in November. Starting at 7 p.m. on Tues., Nov. 16 at Gilmer County High School's Commons Area, the purpose of the special meeting is to explain a new project and its $100 tap-on fee for the upcoming waterline to take in Gluck Run, SR 5, and relate~l ~, according to a ~ted document at the Courthouse and ,PSD office. F~ de~lg da!l either Brenda Lawson or Sherry Luzader at 462-4272. By way of explanation, Ed Messen- the bids and their specifications under 79 signs entering Gilmer County. ger, dixector of the county's Emer- advisement and to study in more de- The 1 p.m. meeting adjourned at gency Services, says, "We want to tail in order to make an informed 2:45 p.m. provide a complete communications future decision. systemamongallofourlawenforce- EDAresolution EDA cont'd ... ment officers and their cars and other At the request of the Gilmer County Continued from Page 1 emergency agencies." Economic Development Association, The bids that were opened were as the County Commissioners passed a Mr. Pounds states, adding, "They are follows: resolution to designate the EDA as willing to step forward." • RT Sales, Clarksburg-$45,035; the county's representative for par- In other business, Mrs. Pettit re- . Biser's Radio Service, Buckhan- ticipating in state economic develop- ports that the EDA has "Vote for '.he non-S43,696; and ment programs. Additionally, this Levy" signs and will advertise the • Miller Communications, Parkers- resolution, in part, helps to keep alive agency's dire need to get its Excess burg-S54,223, the county's status as a "Certified Levy funding restored by the voters The commissioners voted to take Development Community" --- anonNov.2.Seerelatedadsonpage6B Continued in column to rightachievement that is publicized on I- and throughout this issue. I I 4˘ I II I I1 I Easing ii I, I the strain Caring for a family member with a seri- Disease or another form of demenua Davidson has made the care of seniors for themselves, they may need to be caregiver is in all day can be onsillnesscanbeaphysically andemotion- showed an increase in the levels of a pro- hermissioninlife, makingitmorethanjust lxompted, rejuvenating. Make this time a ally draining experience, rein that helps fight disease by stimulating a job. In addition to looking out for seniors, • Create a certificate of appreciation for standing appointment on a weekly or According to the 2002 fact sheet Family the immune system. The stress of caring sherecognizestheimportanceofcategivers afamilycaregiver, andhave the care monthly basis. That will give the Caregiving from the U.S. Department of for the patients caused the levels of the who devote endless time and energy to recipientfillitontifpossible.Asimple caregiver something to look forward Health and Human Services Administra- protein to rise to harmful levels. The study ensure seniors are given the respect and recognition of the time and effort put to. tion on Aging, more than 22 million Ameri- also showed that these caregivers experi- independence they deserve, forth is enough to make a camgiver • While out running your owh errands, can households are involved in caregiving enced increased levels of depression. In recognition of National Caregiver's feel appreciated, surprise a caregiverby simultaneously for someone age 50 or above. The demands "Becauseofthetimeandcommitmentit Month this November, Davidsonprovides • Start a support group for family takingcareofsomeoftheirs.Orcallin of taking care of someone sick, especially takes to care for a family member, the following ideas on-how to honor caregiversorsuggestthatthecaregiver advancetoaskwhatbe/sheneedswhile when them are other roles to play, such as caregivers often neglect to take care of caregivers and help them find the balance you know utilize the online support you're out. parent or spouse, canwearon acaregiver, themselves,"saysLorieDavidson, anagent theyneed: groups now available, which • Assist a caregiver with any projects This strain can lead to negative health in Cedar Falls, Iowa, with Bankers Life • Treat a caregiver to a manicure, eliminates the burden of finding even that he/sbe has not heen able to get to effects, lntheir2OO3study, Chronic stress andCasualtyCompany."It'simportantfor massage, haircut, or other relaxing more time in an already overfilled day. around the house. Caregivers often and age-related increases in the caregivers to find balance in their own pleasure with a gift certificate. Since • Letth˘caregiveryouknowtakesome must put these things aside to make proinflammatorycytokinelL-6,research- lives in order to continue helping someone many caregivers are so focused on time off, while you sit with the time for their loved one. ers at Ohio State University found that else with theirs while still remaining someoneeke'sphysicalneedsandget ca~giver's loved one. Just getting As the Baby Boomer generation steps adultscaringforaspousewithAlzheimer's healthy." outofthehabitofdoingspecialthings away from the situation that a into its senior years, caregivinghouseholds will increase in number. According to the June 1997 report, Family Caregiving in the U.S.: Findings From a National Survey by the National Alliance for Caregiving and the American Association of Retired Per- sons, the number of caregiving households ,in the U.S. for people aged 504- could reach 39 million by the year 2007. lfyouateacaregiver, something as siml~ as talking with someone who knows what you' re going through can be of tremendous assistance. If you need help, call the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Administration on Aging toll free at 1-800- 677-1116 or visit them online at To reach a Bankers agent in your area, call 1-800-231-9150 or go to ORTHODONTISTS Dr. Michael Bunner 17 Garton Plaza Weston • 269-7985 PHYSICAL THERAPY Glenville Orthopedic & Sports Physical Therapy GSC Physical Education Bldg. Glenville • 462-8933 GILMER PRIMARY CARE A DIVISION OF MINNIE HAMILTON HEALTH CARE CENTER 809 Mineral Road.Glenville, WV.26351 (304) 462-7322 i ,1111 iiiii G P C A DIviSION OF MINNIE HAMILTON HEALTH CARE CENTER 809 Mineral Road,Gienville, WV,26351 (304) 462-7322 ' of Clarksburg, Inc. James L. Bryant, MD, FACS James E. Bland, MD, FACS ,304-623.6533 125 North Sixth Street 800-660.2336 Clarksburg, WV 26301-2699 HOSPITALS Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital 230 Hospital Plaza Weston • 269-8000 FAMILY PRACTICE Dr. Carl Nichols Main Street Glenville • 462-8612 OPTOMETR Dr. Mark Cinalli and Howard Streets lenville • 462-536'