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llection ocluced )lans to able to cause," ay, and help to needed :hat we part of Thursday, Oct. 28, 2904 --- The Glenville Join a Gilmer County club~ You're needed! Democrat/Pathfinder ___ Page 5B om the y, con- -2021. 24, or cxperi- Hinkle ginia's :brated to the tech- oct and COUn - ;works s glass rginia, md the corpo- pr yOUr Dying ~-472- O II m Heifer Show: Judge Tom Modro from S . GILMER COUNTY FARM SHOW: Cheyene Butcher of Cox's Mill, is Goey Grogg of.Cox s Mill enecavdle, Ohio; Cody and shwon here with her Grand Champ on Ewe at the Gilmer County Farm Show. Denzil and Rita Huff donated the tro h . Local Bo,,s I.'-- -, . . Reserve Grand C " -- P Y Cheynne also had Also pictured is c asr Dn-Ewe,as well as the Grand Chaml ion athme JL,! trig nome champions Ron Walbrown ...... ,. t H ,tne2oO4FarmShowQueen,.andRu_dg...e CdyandCoryGroggofCrowRun hmeaSuprcmeHeiferGrandCham_ Herefords finished up their tenth show " Don. It was an exciting weekend and over the weekend at Pleasant County quite an honor to bring home such bringing home a Grand Champion champions. Heifer, and at TylerCoun A .,, ~. mty, bunging G SC s Bluegrass Show: Postscrtpt 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 Bud extend your hand or advice! dy to thank him and to To contact him, call 304-462-7361, Ext. 7353 or 7342, or e-mail him at buddy.griffin@ DHC, Sr., Publisher-Editor If o' y u ve been denied credit because of... Slow Pay Foreclosure Bankruptcy Bad Credit Divorce 1st Time Buyers Repossessions Financing All Applications Processed Call Sheryl at 304-472-2280 THE GRAND CHAMPION: The Grand Champion Steer at the 2004 Gilmer County Farm Show was shown by Cheyenne Butcher. Her grandfather, Don Butcher, presented the trophy, on behalf of the Butcher family, in memory of Glendefl Butcher. " Proven Leadership Solid Results for central West Virginia GHS Scholarship funds needed The Old Glenv lle High SchoolThe group helps local students at- Alumni Association is a very active tend college via a very generous schol. organization and it holds an annual arship program. reunion in Glenville on the last week- end of June. For further information and to join this civic and youth improvement John Gainer, of Charleston, is the group, check out the Association's new president, taking the place of his continuing website with alumni lists brother, Bill. at www.glenvillehighschooL corn House of Delegates 34h District Our Values - Our Voice Paid for by Committee to Elect Brent Boggs Brenda Mollohan, Treasurer : ;/i~iI: !:~ii::i ~:! : :: ~. : ~: ~::~, Brent Benjamin has not told the truth about Justice Warren McGraw's record. Justice McGraw did not release a convicted sex offender to work in a Wheeling school. Tony Dean Arbaugh has never worked in a school, although Benjamin's campaign repeatedly claims he has. One of Arbaugh's counselors called the attacks made against him "criminal," and a Charleston Daily Mail columnigt wrote of the allegations--"[Benjamin] doesn't mind destroying a life to get what he wants." (Sunday Gazette-Mail, September 26, 2004; Charleston Daily Mail, September 27, 2004) Brent Benjamin is not being honest about his experience. He has never held elective office and has never served as a judge or a magistrate. While he claims he has argued cases before the West Virginia Supreme Court, he has never named a single case when asked to do so. An investigation by the Charleston Gazette found that Benjamin can't name a Supreme Court case because there has never been one. (Charleston Gazette, October 20, 2004) Brent Benjamin is not being honest about his connection to big-money special interests. In the primary, he criticized Democrats Warren McGraw and Jim Rowe because they were "supported by special interests" and said that he would be "impartial as a judge." Just months later, he praised the fact that the same big-money corporations who had backed Rowe for "helping us around the state." (Charleston Gazette, April 26, 2004; Register-Herald, July 21, 2004) Massey Energy CEO Don Biankenship has contributed $1.7 million to a campaign to help buy a seat for Benjamin on the Supreme Court. He has also sent letters to other big corporate bosses asking them to help Benjamin. He's angered over the court's efforts to protect our drinking water by cracking down on his repeated blaekwater spills and other mine waste. He also hopes a new court with Benjamin will overturn a $60 million verdict against him in a case brought by another state business. (Charleston Gazette, August 18, 2004; October 15, 2004; October 16, 2004) Columbia Natural Resources held a fundraiser at its headquarters for Benjamin, raising more than $74,000 for his campaign in an effort to stack the court. Benjamin's firm is representing CNR in a case against West Virginia residents who own natural gas wells. CNR wants to pay the landowners less for the gas they drill. They believe that Benjamin will rule in their favor on the court, overturning an earlier decision written by Justice McGraw that ensures West Virginia landowners are fairly compensated and not cheated by corporations. (Benjamin campaign finance report; Tawney v. CNR; Wellman and Wellman v. Energy Resources Inc. Brent Benjamin is hiding who is really funding his campaign. On his first general election campaign finance report, he failed to properly disclose 44 percent of his big-dollar contributions--we don't know their occupations or who employed them. Missing one or two is an oversight, but 44 percent is either gross negligence or a deliberate attempt to hide where his money is coming from---neither is acceptablefor a judge. Failing to disclose contributions is illegal. (Benjamin Campaign Finance Report)