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Page 2B --- The Glenville Democrat/Pathfinder -- Thursday, Oct. 28, 2004 IIII H m I I I I I II I I , Illl I I lll CLAYTON BARKER Barker Swears In On September 29, 2004 Claytontry in Iraq. Barker signed a 6 by 2 year enlist- Clayton attended his first Drill on ment with the West Virginia Army Oct. 23-24 at Camp Dawson in National Guard. He will be leaving Kingwood. His favorite part was when on June 20, 2005 to go to Fort Knox he got to ride in a Black Hawk heli- KY, for Basic Combat Trainingcopter. (BCT.) He will be returning to Fort Claytonisa2004graduateofGilmer Knox the following summer for his County High School and is currently AdvancedlndividualTraining(AIT.) attending Glenville State College. He will be a 19D Cavalry Scout with Clayton says he looks forward to serv- the 150th Armor out of Beckley, ing his country and becoming an which is currently serving our coun- American soldier in the WVARNG. Wellman Family Foundation makes significant gift to education_ By Governor Bob Wise SAS inSchool creates web-based School teach- ers and students across West Vir- ginia will have access to SAS inSchool's award-winning, web-based edu- cational curricu- lum through the 2006-07 school year thanks to a grant made by the Wellman Family Foundation. "This is a very generous donation from one of our own," Gov. B ob Wise :~aid. "Tec~ology, edQc~n and ˘coriomi.˘. development go hand-in- hand. It is a simple equation: the more educated our students are - the larger our skilled workforce- the more companies headquarter in the Moun- tain State. Our complete commit- ment to technology is vital; the future of our state demands no less." "I was born, raised and educated it~ West Virginia, and I have chosen to focus my efforts on actively engaging inProviding educational assistance to West Virginia students through the Wellman Family Foundation," said Wellman. "My wife and I are ex- tremely excited about extending our foundation's efforts by providing the SAS inSchool software to all schools throughout the state." The Wellman Family Foundation grant will make SAS inSchool courses available to all schools in the state as well as Marshall University. Public, private and parochial schools are in- cluded in the statewide partnership. teaching and learning curricula fo- cusing on core subjects taught in grades eight through 12, including English, social studies, science, math- ematics and Spanish. "The students are the true benefi- ciaries of this wonderful gift," said State Schools Superintendent David Stewart. "Thanks goes to Mr. Wellman for his generosity and dedi- cation to providing educational op- portunities to all West Virginia chil- dren." SAS in School's standards-based resources are receiving growing ac- ceptaace across the country by middle schools, high schools and virtual schools, as well as community col- leges and universities. The award- winning software offers a web-based planning environment for teachers, and it promotes problem-solving and critical thinking skills for students. "This gift is the result of several determined and dedicated individuals coming together to take this unprec- edented step to improve the educa- tional opportunities for young people statewide," said Jim Goodnight, presi- dent and CEO of SAS. SAS inSchool won the Technology and Learning Award of Excellence in 2000, 2001 and 2002 and was listed among Technology and I.,earning's Top Three Software Programs for 2001. The program offers web-based, multimedia software and educator leat3aing and support services. For mow information about SAS inSchool, visit www. ,4SinSchool. cent For Re-q GilmerCounty Circuit Clerk • Experienced public servant • Dedicated public servant • Efficient public servant As the incumbent Gilmercounty Clerk, I--Lane Smith-- am seeking re-election to this important public office. For the new voters in Gilmer County, and for all of our fine citizens, you have the right to know my credentials and to study them before next Tues., Nov. 2nd's General Election. I'm, therefore, pleased to present them for your kind consideration as follows: I'm a native and resident of Cedarville and a 1959 Normantown High School graduate. In addition, I have served as Gilmer County Circuit Clerk since Jan. 1, 1975. Prior to that, I worked seven and a half years in police work as a Deputy Sheriff, Glenviile City, and Glenville State College Security Guard. Before that, I drove School Bus in Gilmer County. I am a member of the Cedar Creek Baptist Church, Secretary of Glenville Lions Club, Secretary of Cedar Creek Game Club, Treasurer of Giimer County Coon Hunters, Board of Directors Gilmer County Farm Bureau, Board of Directors Gilmer / County Little League. I was married to the former Mary Lou Kuhl on December 19, 1959; we had six children, Danny, Ricky, Rodger, Mary Alice, Steven, and Lu Ann. I also have 13 grandchildren. My goal, if re-elected, is to serve the people of Gilmer County to the best of my ability. Pat Ridpath, Burnsville " ..853-2401 "1 I II Reveliltiom Seminar Impressive IattendedthefirstnightoftheRev- October 22. She says, "We will all • | elauon Seminar at Bland School in miss you, Barb. Good luck and best Weston, and was on the edge of my wishes on your upcoming marriage, seat, surprised that the lecture was November 6." I missed getting her over so soon! I couldn't believe it was Happy Birthdays in for early October, past8:30!Twoyoungmensatinfront because I had to miss church where ofme, probablyelevenortweiveyears she leaves the notes for me. But, old, and were attentive the whole time, though some are belated, Happy Birth- even though everything he said was day toAmos Singleton, uncle, Oct. 1; straight from the Bible. There were Linda Dean, aunt, Oct. 2; Rosemary over 100 people there. Because of my Barker and Jason Nottingham, friends, work schedule, I coulcl not attend the October 8; Stacy Wine, cousin, Oct. following two nights, but there were 13; Rob Singleton, c~:usin and Boyce probably at least 80 or more in atten- Baker, friend, Oct. i4 (I think I had dance, according to my husband• If Boyce's greeting in another chat!); you have not attended, I urge you to Kim Ashbury, Oct. 28; and Shawna go see what you are missing! They Pritt, Oct. 31. will be held every night except Men- I just got the sad news that Velma day and Friday at 7:00 p.m. for sev- (Crist) Post died tonight at the hospi-. erhl weeks. You will realize that we tal. Whatavaliantstruggleshemade! are living in the last minutes of time! When I visited her (which was not Jesus is coming, just as "Maranatha" nearly often enough!), she always had says ! a ready smile and cheerful comments• I got an email from the nephew of Her son-in-law, Ronnie Nicholson, John Gibson IV. He wants us to know who works with me at Sharpe told me that his uncle has been in the hospital that Jennings Dancy had visited her and had to have very dangerous emer- often and that she was ready for death• gency surgery. As of the 19th, he had That is the good news. She will be been in the hospital three weeks. He greatly missed by family and friends. had a severe strep & staph infection My son, Chuck Bucklew, flewback but they say he is out of danger and to Florida on Thursday. I miss him. may even be home by now. He still Dr. Harry Wiant, Jr., (better known as will have to go to the hospital twice a Sonny), came in for a meeting at day for two-hour treatments. John Flatwoods on Tuesday. He arrived writes, "He is really down in the Sunday afternoon, but I ,,'as already dumps, so if anyone would like to atwork! I willgettovisitwithhimon send him a card, he would appreciate Monday, though. We don't get to see k and it might raise his spirits." His him as often since he and Jeanne address is John Gibson, P. O. Box moved to State College, PA where 154, Bellevue, OH 44811. he teaches at Penn State. Don't forget that at 9:00 a.m. each My grandson, Brian (Chuck's son) Tuesday there is live music at the got married in a quiet ceremony in Ft. Senior Center in Burnsville. If you Lauderdale on Sunday; October 24, sing orplay an instrument, comejoin: to Rebecca Jo Morris of Indiana. I them. If you do not, just come and hope they will be very happy. I have enjoy the fun. $lready received some pictures of Toni Wine tells me that Ronzel ihem. She is such a beautiful bride, Roberts is home from UHC. That is and, of course, Brian. is handsome. good news. Toni also reminds us to My children and grandchildren live setourclocksbackonSaturdaynight, much too far away from me. Count October 30, so you won't get to your blessings if yours live close church too early on Sunday morning, enough to visit more often. I wish all She attended the revival at the of my children and grands lived in Burnsville Methodist Church all four my town! nights. She is sad that Barb Holcomb's last day at Precision Services was Maranatha! From the Desk of the 0ciober 2004 ended the,second month for the students of Gilmer County Schools. This is a very impor- tant school month for several reasons. All monies coming into the school system is based on the second month reports. These reports contain infor- mation regarding the number of stu- dents enrolled, personnel employed, the number of students riding the bus, as well as several other measures. As you can see, the figures for the second month are what controls our budget to a certain extent. Gilmer County Schools are requesting a continuance of the excess levy. The levy will be on the ballot for he November 2, 2004 el~c'ion. If you need any information regarding the levy, please fell free to contact me. But, the second month is just as important for another reason. The stu- dents are well on their way to estab- lishing a routine for the school year. Homework has become a ritual and parents and teachers arc.stressing good attendance habits. The students will be bringing home report cards before very long as the end of the first nine week grading period is Oct. 28. PTO Officers have been ele~:ted, local School Improvement Councils have met and Gilmer County High School has had their homecoming parade and football game. Gilmer County High School has been very busy preparing the 1 lth and 12th grade to take the ACT test. Ms. Hasia B utcher and Ms. Sharon Phares offered a review session for English and Math, respectfully. I understand that a Science review will he offered prior to the test date in December. The sessions have been well attended and I applaud the parents who support their child's desire to excel on the ACT test. I am sure that most of you are aware that the PROMISE Schol- arship is based on the ACT scores. The magic number is 21 for the over- all score, but a student must score at least a 19 in each sub test• Encourage your child to do his/her best to prepare for the test. It can mean free tuition for them at any state higher education institution. All schools in Gilmer County were recognized at the October 25th Link- age meeting held at Gilmer County High School. Each school in the county met the Annual Yearly Progress (AYP) as required by the No Child Left Behind Act. Dr. Pamela Cain, Assistant Superintendent of the West Virginia Department of Educa- tion, presented each school principal or their designee with a certificate. This is just anotherexample of Gilmer County lighting the way for our stu- dents' future success. The elementary schools are prepar- ing for their basketball season and arrangements are being made for physicals for all participating students. Games are being scheduled and cheerleading practice will soon be- gin. Preparation is started for the Aca- demic Fairs, including the Social Stud- ies Fair, Spelling Bee, Math Field Day, and Science Fair. There are also contests for the students to brush up on their public speaking skills. I have been told the Wet Fork Soil and Water1 Speaking Contest is very competitive and some of the students start very early preparing for the contest. The practice of starting prepara- tions early for any activity, whether it is for the Speech contest or the ACT Test or prepai'ing for academic or sports events is a sound one. To the students and staffoftheGihner County School system, there is still time in the 2004-2005 ~hool year to make preparations for ehe best year ever. I love it when school is in full swing and I can see the learning process going forward. ~ • Edward T. Toman Phone 462- 7386 etoman @access, k12. GeraldineMarks 462-7477 :..... Corinda Mc Henry Marks, wife of John children Twin Cah, es add Marks and nine of their ten Thanks Patty Johnson for the pic- ture of John Marks' wife Corinda and nine of their ten children. Just imag- ine the work involved in getting all these small children ready to get their picture taken. Patty also sent me the 1900 census and John and Corinda's children were listed as: Mary A., Sarah A.. Zanna L., John W., James H, Donna T., Leota L., and Effie O. The obituary I had of John listed the following children: Minnie Ferguson, Wirt R. Marks, Mary Arbogast, Zanna Minigh, John W. Marks "Little John," Harley Marks, Dana T. Marks and Leota Mc Clain. Two daughter Sarah Goldsmith and Effie Gumm were de- ceased at the time of John's death. Some of the names in the obituary and census are not the same; I wondered why. John L. and Levi C. Marks, born May, 1850died Aug. 1,1909, married Florence Alltop Nov. 21, 1854- Dec. 8, 1950, possibly were brothers. Patty sent me some information collected by her cousin Janet Marks Kelly. It states that John L. and Levi C. were brothers in Gilmer County• She said many stories have been told about the Marks brothers, questions about who raised them, about them • maybe being half brothers etc., be- cause there are so many conflicting stories and nothing can be proven. We do not feel that is in our best interest to guess at their roots," Janet said. Daughter Marina and husband Roger Stewart recently had a very interesting evening out. They went to Charleston and attended the Gather Family Concert. The evening enter- tainment was an anniversary gift from daughter Angela and the night at the Marriott was a gift from daughter Sherry and husband Tony. Marina and Roger said they really enjoyed the concert. I recently saw Karen Cottrill Hart at the grocery store. She had several sacks of sugar in her grocery cart. Karen said she was going to make a kettle of apple butter for her family. I bet the family helped her stir the apple butter. Making apple butter is a big job but lots of fun. We had a big storm on Saturday the 16th. The wind blew hard and hail and snow fell in lots of places around. We had real hard rain. Our trees are prob- ably at their peak foPcb'Mr. Lots of the pretty leaves blew off of the trees last Sat. On Sunday night, Ralph's dog Jack started barking at my back porch. I went to check on him susposing that he had a coon bayed. I was surprised that he had a skunk in a corner• I tried to call Jack off, but he jerked the skunk out and killed it. We were lucky the skunk had used most of his scent somewhere else, but the back porch didn't smell very good that night. Last Thursday evening we brought our cows and calves off the hill and put them in the meadow. On Sunday morning Jerry ' Allen and Ernestine Heavener stopped and told me I had a calf on the hill, I couldn't believe it until I saw it. Son Tim and grandson- in-law Matt Adams brought the calf off the hill• They learned that one of our cows had twins, the calf ate and ate. Twins in calves are very raree, our milk cow once had twins. I re- member how excited Ralph was when he realized she was going to have twins. This is the first twin Black Angus calves we ever had. This must be a bumper year for lady bugs, Thousands of them are lying and falling outside our house. I'm surely glad I had the house sprayed. With Kristal gone to another job, nobody is able to scan some of my pictures. That is the reason they aren'~ on the web-site. Representatives from the West Virginia Business Environmental Leadership Awards (BELA) Com- mittee recently announced a request for nominations for its 2004 awards. Now in its fourth year, the program has become an annual recognition of West Virginia businesses and their efforts demonstrating leadership in pollution prevention, innovative use of technology and processes to im- prove the environment, and environ- mental stewardship. BELA Committee Chairman Vie Stallard explained, "Companies all over West Virginia are working to decrease the amount of waste they generate every year; they are devel- oping new techniques for conserving resources, and they are working with communities, regulators and others to improve the environment. We are excited about these efforts and want to recognize the environmental suc- cess stories." The environmental leadership awards are available to private indus- try companies that ate headquartered or have significant operations in West • Virginia. Three winners will be cho- success stories sen in each of the categories and awards will be presented at the West Virginia Business Summit in Au- gust. The awards are sponsored by the Cbntractors Association of West Virginia, West Virginia Chamber of Co~, West Virginia Economic Development Council, West Virginia Manufacturers Association, West Virginia Oil and Natural Gas Asso- ciation and West Virginia Roundtable. 'q'he goal of the awards is to rec- ognize environmental excellence demonstrated by progressive busi- nesses. We hope the recognition will encourage innovative thinking and activities, develop a tw.twork for shar- ing information and set the standard for excellence for a sustainable economy, a cleaner West Virginia and a better quality of life for all residents," said Stallard. For more information or to submit a nomination, contact the West Vir- ginia Manufacturers Association at (304) 342-2123 or Nominations will be accepted through August 2. ii a The future belongs to those who beleive in the beauty of their dreams. --Eleanor Roosevelt 5 Courteous Service • Quick Loans i