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I I I ir "I l Department of the Navy Fleet Hometown News GSC/WVU SOPHOMORE NURSING STUDENTS: Beverly Ferguson school nurse; Teresa Ritchie, Terri Lee, 2nd row: Corrie Grogg, Frista Bullard, Jeffery Hanshaw, 3rd row: Nicole Sheriff, Wes Collins. Eddie Cunningham. Support our local and area business establish- ments that advertise in this newspaper! Then, you give a boost to the local economy! Center Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Jane E. Higgs, niece of Sandra K. Thomp- son of Glenville, W. Va., and her fellow shipmates recently enjoyed a five-day port visit in Singapore while serving aboard the amphibious as- sault ship USS Belleau Wood. Sailors were able to take advantage of the local culture and cuisine and visit venues such as Sentosa Island, the Singapore Zoo and Jurong Bird Park-- home to more than 600 differ- ent species of birds. The USS Belleau Wood is currently on a routine scheduled deployment in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Amphibious assault ships like USS Belleau Wood are deployed through- out the world to maintain U.S. pres- ence and provide rapid response in times of crisis. They serve as a highly visible deterrent to would-be aggres- sots, and are equipped with the most versatile and powerful weapons avail- able. Higgs is a 1999 graduate of Indian Creek High School of Wintersville, Ohio and joined the Navy in March 2001. Ire Rising above party labels, leading Democrats on Wednesday, the first day of walk-in voting, announced their support for West Virginia Secretary of State candi- date, Betty Ireland. Former Charleston mayor Jay Goldman, Bob Maroney, Sallie McClaugherty and other Democrats gathered near the Capitol portico to announce their support for Ireland, who is the Republican candidate. "You' ve got to put the interests of West Virginian above party loyalties," Goldman said from the Capitol. "I've known Betty Ireland for a long time. She is smart, fair and energetic. Those are the qualities that West Virginians deserve in their Secretary of State. Under her leadership, the Secretary of State's office will move forward, not backward. West Virginia needs Betty Ireland." Goldman is a life-long Democrat, served for more than two decades as Charleston's municipal judge and as the city mayor from 1999 to 2003. Maroney, another life-long Democrat, talked about Ireland's competence. "Betty gets things done and will get things done in the Secretary of State's office," Maroney said. "'She understands how both the worlds of business and government work. She understands technology and she understands people. She will know how to manage the Secretary of State's office in a way that Ken Hechler has shown he cannot." McClaugherty, who has been active in Democratic politics for many years, praised Ireland as model office- seeker, especially for West Virginia women. "Betty is a leader for all of us but she is a leader for women in particular. She has been a trail-blazer in business and governraem service. She is a leader now for the future of West Virginia and the Secretary of State's office. I can think of no other person who is better prepared or suited to take on the important duties of this office," McClaugherty said. Ireland addressed the crowd of her supporters: "I am blessed that leading Democrats, many of them elected officials, are supporting me in my campaign," Ireland said. "Thousands of other Democrats around the state have told me that they plan to vote for me. And I can tell you that hundreds of Democrats are quietly working on my behalf. They are helping me because they know it's right for West Virginia." "In fact, from last week's interviews with The Charles- ton Gazette, Ken seemed very close to announcing his support for me too," Ireland said. In its Oct. 8th edition, the Gazette reported the following: "At age 90, veteran poli- tician and college professor Ken Hechler still hasn't stopped learning new things, including adopting an idea of his Republican opponent for secretary of state, Betty Ireland." The article continues: "'I' ve learned a great deal during this campaign from her suggestions,'" Hechler said. He now agrees with Ireland's idea of allowing observers inside polling places and courthouses while votes are counted." Ireland has proposed certifying volunteer observers from both parties to watch polls during elections as part of a three-point plan to fight electoral and voter fraud. The other two points are reinstating the election fraud unit that Hechler eliminated from the Secretary of State's office in the mid- 1990s and seeking wider prosecutorial powers for county prosecutors to better fight election law violations. If elected, Ireland would becorfie the first w0manin the history of West Virginia to be elected as Secretary of State and to the Board of Public Works. 8e!ow N.A o,:A l:)tm to an overstock inventory adjustment this vehicle will be sold below tmok value. Subject to prior sale. One only! Trades accepted. N.A.D.A Book V^LUE $8,675 SALE PRICE $6,400 ~001 Grand Am SE Coupe Thursday, Oct. 28, 2004 --- The Glenviile Democrat/Pathfinder -- Page 3B GSC's Bluegrass Show: PoStscript If you liked prize-winning fiddler and GSC professor, Buddy Griffin's 3rd Annual Bluegrass & Classic Car Show, contact him to give your suggestions for next year, if the College decides that it's a go. Buddy put much personal effort into this major musical event for GSC and Gilmer County for the three years. The festival bolsters the college's Bluegrass music curriculum and this region's economy. Call Buddy to thank him and to extend your hand or advice! To contact him, call 304-462-7361, Ext. 7353 or 7342, or e-mail him at buddy.griffin @ glenville.edu DHC, Sr., Publisher.Editor Join a local civic group! Your help will be appreciated. ou are w/th SUNDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2004 AT 6:00 P.M. The Standifers are a family group whose music has gone forth to touch many lives for over fifty years. Originally from Birmingham, AL as the Standifer Brothers Quartet, the current group is based out of Powder Springs, GA. For the past five years, the group consisted of a father and sons trio representing the family's third generation of Gospel music vocalist and musicians. The recent addition of a bass singer has transformed The Standifers back into a traditional four-part male quartet. Rooted in 4-part Southern Gospel harmony and traditions, their music is a blend of original songs and classic favorites. From the up-beat foot tapper to songs of deeply felt personal testimony, the Standifers strive to deliver a wide variety of musical styles. They are extremely excited about what the Lord is doing within their lives and music. FREE TO THE PUBLIC! A love offering will be taken. 9:45 a.m. Sunday School 2:00 p.m. Old-Fashioned Games 11:00 a.m. Morning Worship Service 4:00 p.m. Covered Dish Dinner r for by: y Education A,