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i~~I Single Copy Price-50= (47c plus tax) (ISSN 0746-5882) Published by and for Gilmer County People 47 Glenville, Gilmer County, West Virginia 26351 Thursday, November 20, 2003 Notice: The g Week are NOW! The three candidates for l,,~r~r (Thurs. Nov 27) we editors ,e , ovo. meet the sing deadlines Nov. 21 at 4:30 p.m., so By David H. Corcoran, sylvaniaanda Harvard graduate, propounds, lay out the paper Mort., Nov. 24 Publisher-Editor "We don't want Glenville to close because mail it on Tues., Nov. 25. Inthat The decision-making ball is now being the student~s come here for special reasons. subscribers will have it bounced back into the court of Glenville State There's a rich, rural tradition of serving So, if you're used to College's Presidential Search Committee which students here." us late for publication'each will be comparing notes and discussing each He outlines three challenges for public that the paper may al- one of the three presidential candidates who highereducationduringthesedifficulttimes. and mailed if you delay orwere on-campus dunng these past two weeks. First of all, tfxiay's students are more con- to meet this Thanksgiving Dr. Curtis Smith, a Pennsylvania college ad- sumer-oriented than ever before. They want b Week of December 1 deadline, ministrator, Dr. Kenneth Zirkle, an Ohio col- the most for their educational dollars. Sec- ~ office will be closed after 2 p.m. lege president, and Dr. Robert Freeman, GSC's ondly, colleges are competing against each Thanksgiving Day and interim president, all voiced strong opinions other for students, so the schools with the 28 (open in morning), 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- Staff 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. I 0-11, 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 ts! .... Page3 DRWE a Fraternity at College, is having a canned food drive this the next weeks to come. If any non-perishable food to donate, please to any of their drop-off town. Drop-off places McDonald's, Pizza and The Common help make this a suc- and help make better this hak ay sea- FARM BUREAU KICKOFF blNNER g be be on Sat 6 C ,e Din- . Bring a covered dish. Meat. ~,.;' _~led potatoes and gravy and Kznre provided. BOARD OF GOVERNORS MEETING 3oUege Board of will meet Wednesday, It 8:30 a.m. in the Verona of the Heflin Student on the Glenvilte State College . The is welcome to information, please Teresa Stems at (304) 462- 10) Gilmer County Economic As~,0clatlon will meet ~on this Thurs., Nov. 20 in the K'UlllIIIII~IUII P'tOoflri at tile agenda topics will the EDA's failed the agency. This follows a donated at 11:45 a.m. The is invited. For details, Reta Kight or Ex. Dir. Jim 462-8O98. r County Commission at approximately 1 p.m. on Nv- 20 at the Courthouse regular meeting of t,he_ race it follows the EDAs F'g Which may be longer than clue to the weighty discussion commission may not get lust at I p.m. To be placed on nalf-day.long agenda, any citizen County Clerk Beverly tl) two-days in advance, an iSsue is being requested. other non-action business, the is invited to just drop in. torial Page ............................. 3 ml''~ w'use News ........ 7 ........................................ l&10 ews: ......................... 1,5,6&9 ~ving Dinner 14 F editation t Thought for the Week --- the day's work, as the said w'hen the lion ate him." Charles Kin l British author arid cler~.~.t ( 1819-1875) See team picture below and tourney story on page 4. 000000000000 2003 STATE CHAMPS The Gilmer Courtly High Schod Lady Titan Volteyt~all team won its first.ever State Cha~h=p on last Sat., Nov, 15 over this season's nva] ~ Will~. The Lady Titans finish ttmir season 45-7. Pictured above are (front row, i.r): Amber Lowther, Crystal Melz. Hannah Chamber=l. Andrea Edwards, and Andrea Starct~er; (2rid Row, l-r): Cam~ Roberson, Shannon Szabo, Kacfe Buck, Erica Williams, Enmaa Bade,/, ~ Srrfah. and C~ Sell; (3rd Row, I-r): Principal John ~. Head Coach John Nicotais, Coach Mickey Idetz, Brandy Burr, and Roi~rta Ratliff. Hunters' alert: Bear seen at Sinking Creek A "troubled bear" has been spotted by people in the Sinking Creek area of Gilmer County. Becauset~ese Younglad~ havecnducteO~'mrns~e.s, tnavery .sPas. ~, ._l!ke.~r~.7~~ ... ..... ~:. ~ .... ,.. ~,.~a=.,~ .- in a bin w~v during this season they ncrny oeservu uu~ ru~= 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 in a tree stand with his bow. He suffered from ciaw and bite wounds, necessitating an "unl~nown nuber of stitches and staples, according to an Elkins Inter-Mountain newspaper stoD' 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., Dec. 6, the annual Gilmer County Christmas Parade will take place in downtown Glenville, according to the sponsoring Junior Woman's Club. This year's parade theme will 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 (I~m.- Gilmer-Braxton). It's still not too late for civic, church, youth~ business and fraterrral 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 for details. After the parade, Santa Claus ~b'itl meet with the county's children to give them go~xlies at the Town Hall. The Glenville Junior Women will also continue tbeir tradiUon of ~ng C, mdowmown beforehand. In addition, this year they are requesting that Main Street and other town stores decorate their windows to make t'his one of the best Yuletide seasons in memory. Historical Society update and clarification Although 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 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 Gienville Inn on SR 5 east of Glenville. In addition to superior food, these owners wanted to provide a colorful decor that wou.ifl, be. representative of the state and Gilmer County -- he , the vast coUect n west Virginia and Depression Era glassware in the windows (to the dght). Trezan's offers an upscale menu 8 decor in owners, Dan and Treza Shock A Oilmer County couple, Dan and Treza Shock, are seeing their dream come true -- being the owners of a new restaurant in the Glenvill area. The name they chc~ for their upscale and SIRE PROMOTES 'ETHICAL' DECISION-MAKING --- AS a major student project for family eatery is"Trezan's"--acombination of this academic year, several members of the Students In Free Enterprise (SIFE) Club their two first names. at Glenville State College have been teaching an "ethics" class in the state's high Dan, anativefNrmantown'jkes', rreza schools.On Mor,,day, they gave the class at GilmerCountyHighSChooltoapproxima.tely is the whole thing and rmjust 'n." 60 students. "This program deals with both business and personal ethics, and teaches Perhaps his humility is well-founded, in that the stu0ents how to make ethical decisions in their lives," explains NikJ Stalnaker, a Treza, a native of Rosedale, has been in the SIFE member. Pictured at GCHS from left to nght are SIFE student instructors lrey restaurant business in Braxton County for 14 Co r'fl ell, Niki Stalnaker, Justin Nixon and Tara Martin. The grouP mentions trust during years. She and her sister, Brenda Mollohan, are SIFE s national competition last school year, GSC's ethics project earned a place ............................. finish. As to giving the classes in various schools, Tara notes, "It's a lot of fun, especially when seeing the reactions of the students to what they are learning. PUBLIC NOTICE: 'SOLD ON' E-BAY -- Glenville State College's Department of Technology is currently offering a wide vanety 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 lnterr, t 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 $S00," 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-Nel 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 programs. For details, see FIPSE Computer Lab advertisement on page 9. (staff photos bY Oave Corcor n, The annual WVU Extension 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- gi nia Un i versity Ex tension 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 ttelief program ttm co-ownet~ of the Century Inn at Sutton, Why did the couple chose the SR 5 loca- tion next to Best Western Glenviile Inn to establish their Gihncr County business? Explaining, Dan recounts, "We had been looking for a location in the county for four years when we started to talk with Develop- ment Partners a year ago. Every~ng they told us was got~i and being next to the beautiful, new Best Western was also a plus." Development Partners, LLC is the Gilmer County businessmen's g-roup that Continued on page 9 I Ill Ill I I Illllll BILLY BURKE of 1999. At that time, he also played a significant role in securing help for farm- ers in many different forms. Continued on page 6