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Single Copy Price-5CP (47= plus tax) (ISSN 0746-5882) Published by and for Gilmer County People Notice: The g Week are NOW! s.,.== b,u. =.d o. 4. a,,.oo O No. The three candidates for " 3 meet the commun our news and advertising deadlines Fri., Nov. 21 at 4:30 p.m., so out the paper Mon., Nov. 24 on Tues. Nov. 25. In that tofom local sut~.~bers will have it you're used to for publication'each that the paper may al- and marled if you delay or r ahead to meet this Thanksgiving ber 1 deadline. , office will be closed after 2 p.m. Thanksgiving Day and 28 (open in morning). Editor & Staff Tmdttion --- Page 3 Pages 4-5 FOOD DRWE a Fraternity at College, is having a canned food drive this next weeks to come. If any non-perishable food to donate, please ~to any of their dropofl town. Drop-off places McDonak:rs, Pizza t, and The Common help make this a suc- and help make this hotiday sea- FARM BUREAU KICKOFF [TINNER on Sat., Dec. 6 at the Center Dm- a covered dish. Meat, gravy and C'~CBOARD OF GOVERNORS .,, MEETING State College Board of Will meet Wednesday, at 8:30 a.m. in the Verona Room of the Heflin Student on the Glenville State College The is welcome to more information, p4ease Sterns at (304) 462- on Page 10) o Gilmer County Economic Association will meet nuthis Thurs., Nov. 20 in the Illllllt551Uii I"tO(jIIl| a[ |he al agenda topics will it he EDA's failed save the agency. This follows a donated at 11:45 a.m. The is invited. For details, Kight or Ex. Dir. Jim County Commisslon I p.m. on 20 at the Courthouse regular meeUng of the it follows the EDA's Which may be longer than to the weighty discussion COmmission may not get 1 p.m. To be placed on agenda, any citizen )unty Clerk Beverly two days in advance, an iSsue is being requested. action business, the is invited to just drop in. ; tori Page ............................. 3 ............................................. 4-5 ........................................ 0 ........................................... 8-9 News .............................. 7 ................................................ .................................. 12-13 ................. I&10 !,5,6&9 Dinner 14 ration Moment "/'bought for the Week -- "It's all in the day's work, the huntsman said 'Jhen the lias are him." Charles Kingsley British author and cler~man (1819.1875~ By David 1t. Corcoran, sylvania and a Harvardgraduate, propounds, Publisher-Editor "We don't want Glenville to close because The decision-making ball is now being the students come here for special reasons. bounced back into the court of Glenville State There's a rich. rural tradition of serving College's Presidential Search Committee which students here." will be comparing notes and discussing each He outlines three challenges for public one of the three presidential candidates who highereducationduringthesedifficulttimes. were on-campus during these past two weeks. First of all, today's students are more con- Dr. Cunts Smith, a Pennsylvania college ad- sumer-oriented than ever before. They want ministrator, Dr. Kenneth Zirkle. an Ohio col- the most for their educational dollars. Sec- lege president, and Dr. Robert Freeman, GSC's ondly, colleges are competing against each interim president, all voiced strong opinions other for students, so the schools with the about the College's future during their inter- "best facilities" have an edge. Finally, the views. As a result, their personalities and ideas "enrollment crisis" is not just in West Vir- have and are being scrutinized by the college's ginia, but is becoming a national problem faculty, students, staff, alumni and community, with the number of 18-year-olds decreasing Meeting the first candidate yearly. During his two-day visit to Glenville on Nov. To deal with the enrollment crunch, Dr. 10- I 1, Dr. Smith. who is currently provost and Smith urges GSC to find and to publicize its academic v-p at California University of Penn- Continued on page 6 ""'"'"" Area 00QO00000 QO0 Hunters' alert: Bear seen at Sinking Creek A "troubled bear" has been spotted by people in the Sinking Creek area of Gilmer County. Also, it reportedly tore down a screen door on a nearby Leading Creek home. In Pendleton County in eastern West Virginia on October 22, a bear attacked a deer hunter who had been sitting m a tree stand with his bow. He suffered from claw and bite wounds, necessitating an "unknown nuber of stitches and staples, according to an Elkins Inter:Mountain newspaper story of October 30. Mr. Tom Reaser. who owns property on Sinking Creek, provided us with this information in order to alert visiting hunters about this potential danger. Christmas Parade gearing up for Dec. 6 Starting at 5 p.m. on Sat., De. 6. the annual Oilmer County Christmas Parade wilt take place in downtown Glenville. according to the sponsonng Junior Woman's Club. This year's parade theme wilt be "The Sights and Sounds of Christmas." The parade marshals will be Dr. Robert and Sandy Freeman, Glen ville State College's interim president and first lady. Some of the other honored guests will be Gall Manchin, wife of Secretary of State and gubernatorial candidate, Joe, and State Delegate Brent Boggs ~'Dem.- Gilmer-Braxton~. It's still not too late for civic, church, youth, business and fra|ernal groups, as well as individuals, to sign up to be in the parade which will begin forming up at Stalnaker's Garage on Sycamore Run at 4 p.m. on parade day. Call Leslie at 462-5050 Ior details. After the parade. Santa Clau~ w,,lt meet with the county's children to give them goodies at the Town Halt. The Gienvdie Jumor ~omen wilt aiso contanue their tradition ot de.L~rating tl~ ~.n beforehand. In addition, this year they are requesting that Main Street and other town stores decorate their windows to make tliis one of the best Yuletide seasons in memory. Historical Society update and clarification Aithough the Gilmer County Historical Society is closed on Saturdays during the winter months, it is still open five days a week, according to a Society spokesperson. Continued on page 6 2003 STATE CHAMPS -- The Gilmer County High SCI'KX)I Lady Titan Volleyball team won its first-ever State C~.ship on last SaL, Nov. 15 over ~ season's Oval - Will~. The Lady Titans finish their season 45-7. Pictured above ate (frot)t row, I.r): Amber Lowlier, Cqtstai Metz, Hannah Chambers, Andrea Edwards, and Andrea Starcher; (2nO Row. l.r): Carnal Roberso~, Shannon Szabo, Kaoe Buck. Enca Wdl~as. Emma Bmley, ~ Shtth, and Cds~ Self; (3rd Row, I-r): Prtr~pal John Bennett. Head Coach John ~. Coach M~key Idetz, Brandy Burkhammer, and Roberta Ratfiff. Because tt~ese young ladies have condt~.~Cl themselves in a very sporlsmanlike manner and have never given up their dream to succeed -- in a big way during this season, they richly deserve our "Folks Who Shine" award tt~s week by brk~gmg ttte WeSt Virginia State Volleyt)a~ Championship Trophy home to Gilrner County. TO win, it takes much personal dmc~, skill, determir,~Jo~, and, most tmpodantly, a positive ~. But. to win a state tourney, it takes mucla more of all of the above ctmracteristics. As a r~, Gilmer County girts, we're proud of your The EdRors SIFE PROMOTES 'ETHICAL' DECISION-MAKING -- As a rna}or student project for this academic year, several members of the Students In Free Enterprise (SIFE) Club at Glenville State College have been teaching an "ethics" class in the state's high schools. On Monday, they gave the class at Gilmer County High School to approximately 60 students. "This program deals with both business and personal ethics, and teacP s the students how to make ethical decisions in their lives," ex ins Niki Stalnaker, a SIFE member. Pictured at GCHS from left to right are SIFE student instructors Trey Corwell, Niki Stalnaker, Justin Nixon and Tara Martin. The grouP mentions that during SIFE's national competition last school year, GSC's ethics project earned a fifth place finish. As to giving the classes in various schK)ols, Tara notes, "it's a lot of fun, especially when seeing the reactions of the students to what they are learning." NEW RESTAURANT NOW OPEN --- Dan and Treza Shock, residents of Rosedale, have made a big investment in their county by opening Trezan's, the new restaurant located beside Best Western Glenville Inn on SR 5 east of Glenville, In addition to superior food, these owners wanted to provide a colorful decor that would be representative of the state and Gilmer County -- hence, the vast collection of West Virginia and Depression Era glassware in the windows (to the right). Trezan's decor in offers an Gilmer upscale menu owners, Dan and Treza A Gilmer County couple, Dad and Treza Shock, are seeing their dream come true --- being the owners of a new restaurant in the Glenviile area. The name they chose for their upscale and family eatery is "Trezan's" -- a combination of their two first namcs. Dan, a native of Normantown, jokes, "Treza is the whole thing and l'm just the 'n.'" Per-naps his humility is well-founded, in that Treza, a native of Rosedale, has been in the restaurant business in Braxton County for 14 years. She and her sister, Brenda Mollohan, are the co-owners of the Century Inn at Sutton. Why did the couple chose the SR 5 loca- tion next to Best Western Glenville Inn to establish their Gilmer County business'? Explaining, Dan recounts, "We had been looking for a location in the county for four years wben we started to talk with Develop-' ment Partners a year ago. Everything they told us was good and being next to the beautiful, new Best Western was also a plus." Development Partners, LLC is the Gilmer County businessmen's group that Continued on page 9 II IIIII I111111 IIII I I II I1|111111 III Q receives a Q PUBUC NOTICE: 'SOLD ON' E-BAY -- Glenville State College's Department of Technology is currently offering a wide variety of "how-to" computer classes which are open, free of charge, to the general public. At a recent class, Annaliza Lane, a senior majoring in computer science, took the public, step-by-step, through using the e-bay Intemet site for buying or selling products locally. In addition, a user can check the customer satisfaction record of the person whom he or she is buying from, Annaliza explains, noting that when a purchase is made, many buyers use Pay Pal to pay the bill instantly. "1 once helped a local crafts lady to sell a quilt on e-bay for $500," she adds, "e-bay works!" The next classes, funded by a FIPSE grant, will deal with the "Excel" computer business spreadsheet program from noon to 2 p.m. on this Sat., Nov. 22 and "Basic Computer Skills" at the same time on Sat., Dec. 6 --- all training sessions being held in the Ed-Net Lab Room 309A in the Administration Building. "Liza," as she's called by her friends, and Sarah Pomeroy, another senior computer science major, are deeply involved in the department's community service training programs. For details, see FIPSE Computer Lab advertisement on page 9. (steff pr, otos by Deve Corcoren, Se.) The annual WVUExtension Service Awards and Appreciation Banquet was held on last Thurs., Nov. 13 at Jackson's Mill State 4-H Camp. Dr. Larry Cote, who heads the West Vir- ginia University Extension Service, said, "This year we are honoring Billy Burke as the Outstanding Partner Award recipient." Billy Burke, a former state legislative leader and Sand Fork farmer, has served West Virginia's agricultural community in many capacities. The lives of Billy and WVU Extension Service have often overlapped, Dr. Cote says. He and his wife and partner, Marge, own and manage a beef cattle farm in Gilmer County. As a result, the beef farmers in this area have enjoyed Billy and Marge's coop- eration and leadership through calf pools, value-added ventures in western feedlots, as well as over the years they have spent count- less hours helping with 4-H, FFA, and young people showing and judging cattle. Billy served the state's farmers as Execu- tive Director of the West Virginia Farm Ser- vice where he led the drought re|ief program BILLY BURKE of 1999. At that time, he also played a significant role in securing help for farm, ors in many different forms. Continued on page 6