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Page 4 A - Thursday, December 1, 2016 - The Glenville Democrat The Glenville Pathfinder - Glenville, WV 26351 A news commentary: "Black Friday" ... cont'd... Continued from page IA The men's section stayed steadyformostoftheday while work with my sister, Megan neat, giving me the impression I was there. Sprouse, who is a department that most menjust grab tbe first The Bridgeport Old Navy specialist at the Bridgeport OId shirt they narrowly Navy location, see and buy e x c e e d e d This was my first experience it. their sales working at a large retailer, butl T h e from last quickly learned the ropes, l had women's year. l'm to consider that the store would section was not sure if quickly fill after the doors a never- thiswasbe- opened at 6 a.m. endingpro- cause they Overall, I was quite pleased cess, how- were run- with the manners of the folks ever. I ning their OUl shopping that day. People f o 1 d ed sale for ex- were courteous, didn't mind to stacks of tra days or wait in the long lines, and pajamas because weren'trudetoothercustomers whattome less folks ortheemployees.lknowthatis felt like a were out not always the case in places, m i 11 i o n shopping, likeWal-Mart,whereeveryone times that butthestore is fighting to get to one of the d a y still made two televisions that are on sale. Women well over My job that day at Old Navy not seem to BRANDY SMITH (L) AND MEGAN SPROUSE (R) $ 100,000 was to go around the store, put- be very between ting items away that were just neat shoppers;they seean item, Thanksgiving and Black Fri- put down and fold the clothes pick it up to examine it, then day. that were messed up. just throw it back down in a My advice when choosing to After several hours, 1 came rumpled mess. shop on Black Friday: DON'T! to the conclusion that men are At times, the store was very My sister and I left Glenville at much neater shoppers than busy and other times, it was 3:30a.m.togettoworkinBridge- women, slower, but I would say it was port on time for people to buy a cheap shirt or scarf. Spend alittle more money on another day, so people can gather on the holi- days with their family or friends! Another piece of advice: don't be a messy shopper! 1 know, 1 know, they get paid to fix those shirts that you mess up or to put youritems back that get put down in the wrong place. But, on busy days, attempting to fold a shirt back and putting things in their rightful places can go a long way tO help those busy employees who have other duties to attend to. In conclusion, I would like to express my gratitude to the em- ployees of the Bridgeport Old Navy for welcoming me with open arms into the store on your busiest day of the year. There is a wonderful crew at that store, so if you're looking for a gift or even something foryourself, stop in and they will hook you up with a great look! As for me, on Black Friday next year, 1 think 1'11 be staying at home to spend the day with my family. Normantown Christian ,,, cont'd ... Continued from page 1A "We highly recommended the enable Normantown Christian project be supported with mon- to initiate the school 's new pro- ies available from the Little gram, "One Child's Time," Kanawha Area Grantmaking which will allow students to Fund. We are thrilled to see the createandframepaintingstobe school initiating One Child's sold at arts/crafts shows, with Time and look forward to see- 100% of the profits to be do- ing the restdts." hated to the Ronald McDonald Normantown Christian, a House Charities. newly opened private school "The Foundation's LKACF near the county line of Gihner Advisory Board,whichis com- and Calhoun counties, serves prised of citizens in Calhoun, students in kindergarten through Gilmer and Wirt counties, felt sixth grade. The school applied that this was an excellent and for grant support through the self-sustaining program for Fotmdation's fall Community Normantown Christian," said Action Grants Program. The Mar`ha Haymaker, member of $1,815 grant was made pos- the LKACF Advisory Board. siblewithmoniesavailablefrom the Foundation's LittleFoundation(PACF),whichisa Kanawha Area Grantmaking single 501(c)(3) public charity Fund and also from the Larry that manages more than 350 and Margaret Brown Advised charitable funds with nearly $34 Fund, upon the Advisor's rec- million in assets. The PACF ommendation, works in pm'tnership with its About the Little Kanawha local affiliates to provide lead- Area Community Foundation: ership and develop philan- The Little Kanawha Area thropic resources to meet the Community Foundation needs of an I 1-county service (LKACF)workswithindividu- area. Since 2004, LKACF has als, families, businesses, and helped local citizens support civicornonprofitorganizations charitable needs and touch ev- to make a positive and perma- cry aspect of life in the commu- nent commitment for the future nity in a variety of lasting ways. of Calhoun, Gilmer, and Win For more information about counties in West Virginia. PACFanditsaffiliate,LKACF, LKACF is an affiliate of the visit or call Parkersburg Area Community 304-428-4438. Aliayah ,,, cont'd the time of her disappearance, Continued from page IA recused themselves from the Lena Lunsford then made up case. a story about what happened, Thesuspectwaschargedwith destroyed evidence, hid death of a child by abuse. She Aliayah's body, and instructed did not enter a plea when she witnesses to conceal the truth, was arraigned following her court documents state, extradition from Florida. Investigators have not shared Lunsford's lawyer asked for any further information on the her $250,000 bond to be re- location of Aliayah's body', duced and to be a candidate for "'1 realize there are several home confinement. Both re- questions unanswered," said questsweredeniedbythejudge. Lewis County Sheriff Adam The case will now go to a Gissy. "However, I'm sure the grand jury. one question t'.S eigh ng Community Response on everyone, s ml . ts . The ct , nmrityin Weston is we located AliayahT' Th Tn- reportedl3: in mourning, after vestigationhasledustobelieve police confirmed Aliayah that the one person who pos- Lunsford's death.That sorrow, sesses the knowledge of though.was mixed with anger Aliayah's whereabouts is in over Lunsford's arrest in con- police custody.'" nection to the death of her own LenaLunsfordwasarraigned daughter. by Upshur County Magistrate After Sheriff Adam Gissy's Mike Coffman. Lewis County press conference, Aliayah's Magistrates Michael Gissy and relativesstoodoutsidethecourt- Rob Clem,whowere the Lewis house, distraught. County Sheriffand the Weston "I don't know if peace could Police Chief, respectively, at ever come ofthis,"Tina Smith, Aliayah's aunt, said through thing about this .... five tears."It'sjustbeyondhorrible." years....yes, they should be Throughout the community, charged with withholding in- people were horrified by the formation,absolutely," Bowen nature of the alleged crime, reportedly added. PolicesayLena"knowinglyand Many say news of Lena intentionally"struckAliayahin Lunsford's arrest confirmed the head with a solid hand held their darkest suspicions. object, inside their Bendale Sonia Dressier, though, is home. urging people to refrain from '1 can't imagine a little child coming to a conclusion. being struck on the head, hard "You're innocent until enough to kill her proven guilty, and when she is mother," Vickie Bowen, found guilty, then she will pay Aliayah's great-aunt, cried, for her crime," Dressier cau- According tothe court docu- tioned. ments, there were other people Aliayah's relatives, though, present at the time of the crime, have made up their minds. and that after striking Aliayah, "Lena has no soul," Bowen Lunsford prevented them from allegedly said. "She has no trying to save the child's life. heart." People in the community said Now,they'refocusedonfind- that if the allegations are true, ing Aliayah's body and bring- those people should be brought ing her home. to justice. "And to give her a proper, "Everyone that was involved, place to rest, so she's at peace," I hope they're all charged," Smith confirms. "She didn't Patricia Rager, a Weston resi- deserve any of this." dent, said. This was a cold case re- "Anybody who knew any- vived. 'Christmas in the Glen' Craft Show scheduled for this Fri.-Sat. Gilmer County's premier Arts attracting vendors and shoppers mas decor, leatherwork, baskets, lunch as you shop. and Crafts Show is about to open from throughout central West Vir- gourmet foods, homemade jams Proceedsfrom the crafter-rented on this Friday, and the next day. ginia. The show offers an excellent and jellies, wool items, artwork, table spaces will be used to offset Area craftsmen and artisans are opportunity for Christmas shop- herbalsoapsandteas,bakedgoods, expenses and a donation will be busily preparing for the third an- peTS to purchase unique, hand- Iocalhoney,booksbylocalauthors presented to the Glenville State nual "Christmas Craft Show in the crafted gifts and to buy locally, and much more. College Fine Arts Department. Glen," to be held in Glenville at the supporting local craters. A 50/50 drawing will be held at For more information, call 304- Gilmer County Recreation Center This year some of the items on 3 p.m. as well as a silent auction 462-8915 in the evening or 304- on this Sat., Dec. 3, from 9 a.m. sale at the show will include wood throughout the day. Concessions 462-5351. until 4 p.m. items,,dollsand will be available including baked Don't miss this shoppers' festl Since its inception, the craft doll clothes, rag rugs, engraved goods, hot dogs, nachos, coffee Move over Black Friday for this show has grown in size and scope glassware,bamwocvJcrafts,Christ- and soda pop so you can enjoy great opportunity! OOO OOO Continued from page 1A 'Project acce Warm Hands' donations now Project Warm Hands was established in 2012 as a result of seeing so many children at the annual Christmas Parade with cold hands. Because of this, Mrs. Connie Stewart, a Glenville resident, chose to do something about it and started Project Warm Handy. Due to a recent illness, she will not be sending out "Thank You" notes until after the parade. She's doing well now, though. Mrs. Stewart is collecting glove donations, which will be given out free of charge, to folks at the Christmas Parade this year, to be held at 6 p.m. on Sat., Dec. I 0 in downtown Glenville. Her goal for donations, however, is to receive enough to visit the schools in Gilmer County in order to give each student gloves so they are able to have warm hands for the upcoming winter weather. She is accepting donations now, and with gloves being put on the shelves of the local stores at this time, it is the perfect opportunity to help a child stay warm this winter. She has received some donations thus far, but is in need of the smaller gloves for younger children, such as kindergarten size. New to her project this year is books. Mrs. Stewart is also collecting new or gently used books tbr ages newborn to 15 years old to give out at the Christmas parade. To donate, please contact Mrs. Stewart by calling 304-462-7632 or 304-542-3128. You can also email her at You can also drop your donation off at the newspaper office during regular business hours, Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. A donation of a single pair of gloves can make the difference for a Child in Gilmer County this winter, so contact Mrs. Stewart to do your part in Project Warm Hands today! "Christmas in the "Ville" vendor event Dec. 2-3 The Glenville Inn is hosting a "Shop local" vendor event "Christmas in the 'Ville", on the first floor of the hotel, this Friday, December 2nd, 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Lots of local vendors; food by Gilmer County Volunteer Fire Dept., photos with Santa! For more details, contact Sandy Pettit. CEOS Holiday House The Gilmer County CEOS chapters wilt have "A Gingerbread Christmas" at their annual Holiday House on this Fri., December 2nd from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. atthe Gilmer County Recreation Center. A turkey dinner will be served at 11:30 for $8, with take- outs available. Please join us for craft and baked good sales. Try your hand at a craft to take home. There will be door prizes and a 50/50 drawing. We hope you will visit us for fun and festive day. Bring your friends and family! this y Professor Jason Barr announces that the Glenville State College Jazz Band will be putting on their annual Christmas Concert at 7 p.m. on this Fri., Dec. 2. Last year, the event was fldl of children and there was even a visit from Santa, so all families in this community are invited to attend the wonderful and warming show. For details, contact the Fine Arts Department at 304-462-6340. Farmers' Christmas Market next Sat., Dec. 10 The Gilmer County Farmers' Market in Glenville will hold its annual Christmas Market on next Saturday, December 10, fi'om 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Fresh Christmas trees and wreaths, arts & crafts, handmade jewelry,jelly, honey, baked goods, free hot cider and treats. It is located next to the Senior Center, in Glenville. Financial Aid Workshop Gilmer County High School is hosting an informational work- shop for parents and student to answer any questions that you may have regarding the financial aid process and how to apply for money tor college or other schooling alter you graduate. If you are planning on going to school after you graduate, then this informa- tion is what you need! It will be held at 6 p.m. on Thurs., Dec. 8 in the Media Center at Gilmer County High School. For more intbrmation, contact the high school. Medicare Open Enrollment Medicare Open Enrolhnent runs through Mon., Dec. 5 this year. Do you have the plan that best fits your needs? Is your plan changing its coverage for 2017? Is your premium increasing? Do you want to see if something else is available lhat offers coverage that is as good as or better than your current plan'? Are you new to Medicare? Do you have other Medicare concerns'? Free, one-on-one unbiased Medicare assistance is available in Gilmer County at Gil-Co Faith Pharmacy. Call Ernestine Post at 304-765-4091 for more information or to schedtde an appointment to discuss your needs ,and concerns. By Steven Petrow sonal boundaries and cold coming down with some- hefty supply of hand Sani- onto your hand. A sneeze Take extra precautions photogallery-prevent- andfluseason!(You'veseen thing, gotta skip the usual tizer nearby, can travel up to IOOmph,so when flying: Sure, we all " (3" ' c~,, r " " colds-flu-OO-fullDear Mr. the movie Conta lon. ) In fact,oneorthe Deploy the "flu reetlng. seasongood luck trying to get out want to go over the river and Manners: It has become al- And indeed this is just the other of you may be on the fist-bump:" That's right, of the way of that 'gift.' " through the woods to O" ~ mostobligatorytokisswhen time ofyear for an examina- vergeofacoldorflu--that s when confronted by un- Wash your hands as grandmother s house, but meeting--often on the lips, tion of the dos anddon'ts of the problem, wanted intimacy, this is a though you had OCD: You being lockedin a flying pro- and even with newlyintro- cold and flu etiquette. To Sick people should (stay reasonable option. Sure, really can't clean them of- jectile at 30,000 feet poses ducedstrangers.ldon'tthink .hetpwiththiseffort,Iasked home and) not kiss other folks will laugh--but then ten enough, and Dr. some added challenges. l am as germ-phobic as Jerry Dr. Ken Redcross, a New people: Otherwise, your they'll probably try it them- Redcross tells me: "Hand Bring plenty of antibacte- Seinfeld's character, but ifI York City internist, (yep, friends and coworkers will selves. The Flu Season El- washing is the best thing we rial wipes to clean off tray don'twanttoexposemyself that's his real name!) to startdonningdisposablesur- bowBumpisrecommended,can do to prevent the spread tables, armrests and seat to colds and the flu, howdo chime in: gical masks in your pres- too! of colds and the flu." Wash belts, urges Dr. Redcross, as l make my "l ips-off" prefer- Dodge the kiss (any way ence--andldon'tthinkyou Sneeze into your elbow: yourhands for 15 to20sec- well as some travel-size ence known without seem- you can): Try to avoid it want that! Says Dr. You probably thought it was onds every time you sneeze, hand sanitizer. Keep your- ing like I am rebuffing a completely with a preemp- Redcross: "Look, as much okay to sneeze into your every time you shake hands self hydrated--with water, friendly gesture'? In short, tive handshake (but then go as you care tbr your loved hands'? Wrong! And then and before you sit down to juiceorelectrolytedrinks-- what is good cold and flu wash your hands) , turn your ones and some colleagues at you're going to shakeeat. When in doubt, doit! butavoidcoffee,alcoholand etiquette?'Peter, SanFran- cheektheotherwayormakework, do them all a favor someone's hands? Disgust- Don'tbeshyabouttelling sodas, which will dehydrate cisco it into an air kiss ("muah!"). and keep to yourself." If you ing[ Also,Dr.Redcrosssays: others you're sick: They'll you. A: I'm not sure I see kiss- Just don't let anyone make can't take time off at least "Sneezing into your elbow beglad you did. Believe me, By taking care of others ing strangers as a friendly lip-to-lip contact. Or flown take Dr. Redcross's advice: drastically decreases the discretion has no place in you'll also be taking care of gesture; that sounds more likeapersonwithabadcold Stayhydrated.Pickupsome spewingactionthatcancata- thebattletofendoffflusand yourself. 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