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The Glenville Pathfinder - Glenville, WV 26351 Hunting, Thanksgiving, plus Continued from page 3 lished for the relatives to com- inwriting.Betteryet,youteach- pliment them and encourage ers can take advantage of a them in their studies. golden excuse to ask your stu- Additionally. teachers may dents to do a pleasurable writ- want to post them on the class- ing assignment by penning room and schooFs bulletin down their requests to Santa or boards or to share them with "what Christmas means to other news media outlets in or- them." der to give your kids a pat on tile Both adult and children's back for their educational at- short stories will be highlighted tainments. in our Special Christmas Edi- The deadline for tbese writ- tion on Thurs., Dec. 22. ten assignments is Fri., Dec. 'Letters to Santa' 16 -- le s than one month As you teachers are decorat- away, ing your classrooms for Christ- As one final step, send or mas.don't forget that this news- bring yourlettersto usat: Demo- paper is accepting "Letters to crat/Pathfinder, P.O. Box 458- Santa" or "What Christmas 108 N. Court St., Glenville means to me" notes from our 26351 (across from the Gilmer children. Schools Superinten- County Courthouse). Our of- dent Gabe Devono gave me rice fax number is 304-462- his approval of this project last 7300 and, via internet, email: year, particularly because teach- glenvillenews@gmaiLcom e~ in other counties use this For further information, call projecttobolstertheirstudents' Editors David Corcoram Sr. or literacy skills. Jr., or Receptionist Sara Wise Some lesson plans: As in tile at 304-462-7309. past, teachers can use this an- But, time is of the e~ence: nual Yuletide opportunity to Remember, the deadline for create a "fun writing project" THIS YEAR is Fri., Dec, 16, for students.It's easy!Just have so that the letters and para- them write a paragraph about graphs can all be printed in either one of the two topics, our Thurs., Dec. 22 issue - either the Letter or Christmas' the 2016 Christmas edition. true meaning! Caution: In years past, many These "Letters to Santa" and letters have been submitted at Christmas meanings only need the last possible moment, not tobe two-or-three sentences or giving our small staff ample paragraphs tong and be signed enough time to typeset them bythechild's first name and age accurately. We don't want to ONLY. (With all of the crimes goof up these letters or Christ- going on nationwide involving mas notes, because each one is innocent children, we editors a very special,personal accom- don't want any more informa- plishmentforthatyoungsterand tionaboutthechild.)Theschool he or she wants to be proud andgrademayalsobenoted, so when seeing it printed in the thattheteachergetssomecredit newspaper, Thus, your consid- for participation, eration and adherence to our As previously noted,. "Let- deadline requests are much ap- ters to Santa" ,are cheerful, hu- preciated. morous, cute. and hcartwann- Per~)nal ChrLstmas ing. Most importantly, they g ire memork~s! the children the chance to grow For you faithful adult sub- in their self-esteem, to accom- scribers,advertisers or readers, plish a goal and to have their we editors have something for Christmas list to Santa pub- you and haven't forgotten you! II III I WEST VIRGINIA NEWSPAPERS SUPPORT AND HONOR THE VETERANS' LEGACY PROJECT World War [t Ve~teran ILS. ;'u~ny Sponsored by: 1 Attorney At Law 304.624.1100 "In Honor of those who have Sacrificed." 4~ The West Virginia Veterans' Legacy Project is an oral history, pre- erving the stories, artifacts, and photographs associated West Virginia's veterans who served from Wodd War II to presenL It is accessible at the Gtenviile State College campus and via w .g enville edu/veterans. For more in.arian contact (304) 462~6t63 or]asoe.Gu~e~ge,edu I I I II 'Letters to Santa?" cont'd ... Be assured that we stilt invite nally, we ueed a three-sen- yon to write your own Christ- tence biographical sketch of mas story for our special edi- yourself, tion, thereby making this 2016 Or, just send your stories to Yuletide season something us at: Democrat~Pathfinder, novel, maybe even your most P.O.Box458-108N.CourtSt., meaningfifl one ever. Glenville 2635 I. What can you write about? The deadline is Fri., Dec. An example: Perhapsthis year 16. is ,'m anniversary of a very spe- Folk Fest people cialp~stChristmasforyourfam- Folk Festival organizers, ily. (I have to wait until 2019 to musicians and Count)' Belles wrile my special Yuletide story, are also invited to participate in when I reach way back into my these Christmas stories. Your family's history.) Or, maybe a stories will be greatly apprecia- seasonalwannspellorthechilly ted by' both us editors and the winter and/or snow brings back general public, plus it will pub- a lbnd memory of one not~dgle licize the good that the Folk childhood Christmas.Or,for this Festival dc, es here,annually, and December 25, 2016, you may in-between fests. have surprise plans either for a Conclusion "traditional Christmas celebra- Finally, don't let your stores tion" or a break from the typio'd of Christmas"ghosts" past haunt one -- maybe a family trip to you. Instead, confront them by Disney World for the celebra- writing about your individual- tion.(l,personally,preferColo- ized experiences for this news- nial Williamsburg for a "his- paper. Happy holidays to you, torte Yuletide," but a surprise and we hope that your Thanks- alternative is awaiting me.) giving, hunting experience and Many readers, though, re- family reunions were likewise. member the ones with just the very merry! right old-fashioned tree, the ap- Conclusion extra pmpriate colorful ornaments and A thought: This Thanksgiv- gingerbread people, the color- ing may not have been very ful crrche scene, etc. happy tbr displaced and other But, before you plan it, write affected residents of the 1,000 down your memories of those YearFIoodsofJune23,2015, traditionalfamilyChristmascel- killing over 20 people in West ebrations in story fom~ for this Virginia! newspaper. (I bet Dot Frey or As a matter of concern, the Karen Pennebaker, of our goodfolksofRichwood,White Giimer County Historical ,%. Sulphur Springs and the Elk ciety, have had some interest- River Valley in Kanawha ing holidays in years past.) County deserve our prayers, Hence, your sharing of those continuedhelpandwell-wishes. "good times" or "sad or hard Our hearts go out to those who episodes"withothersmightjust are still living in tents and un- cheer up or give an uplift of able toenjoy this festive Chris- hopetothoseofusinthegeneral fian season. publicwhoareexperiencingthe Also, I wonder if we, in same emotions this year. Gilmer Count)', were able to If you want to take a few helpthe~floodvietimsinany minutes to make this Christmas way? In past floods, we have, something special, we editors but l've received no rel)rts that entreat you to join us in telling we did so for this mammoth theseYuletidememories--yes, one. I know Ihat Bob Henry thoughtsyou'dliketosharewith Baber, Richwood's new ourreaders. Your"Best (orhard- Mayor, is still fighting the gov- est) Christmas" means some- emmental and otherbureaucra- thingtoyou,so, likewise,itwill cies to get his city up and run- be of interest to others, too. (I ning today, It's been so intense canrememberChristmaseshere there for him since.lune 23 that in Glenville when l've eel- he hasn'tbecnabouttoteachat ebrated by shooting basketsout- GSC -- his regular job. side t~ihayt:shirf',wliile',ittother Tinalty, be good to others, times, it was about too chilly or kind folks! snowy to go to church to wel- Postscript, No. 1 come the Christ Child into the Christm&s and world!) "All that Jazz!" In the main, we would be Yes, GSC Professor Ja- most appreciative of your sub- Barr and his Jazz Band missions because they will add will be presenting another great local color to our Christ- mas Edition. which also coin- "College Jazz Band's Con- cides with the "Christmas cert"onthisFri.,Dec.2at7 Greeting Cards" of our adver- p.m. in the Fine Arts Audito- risers, thanking you customers rium. tbr your business, This is a "must see" for Christmastide's special joys. any area families with small excitement, tenderness or pain children and teens, for Santa should never be forgotten, and usually comes for a visit and thisnewspaperwillgiveyouthe mixes it up with the good opportunity to "tell your story" professor. and to memorialize your most precious seasonal experience Postscript, No. 2 with relatives and friends tbr Theater Production generations to come -- a good Look elsewhere in this entry for Ancestryxvm,as well. paper for the time of GSC's Moreover, if necessary, we'll play this week. lt'lt be g{xl! help you by brushing up your ~ntmmar. [ " Our news, papers' submission requirements are simple. Your short story should be no longer than two'type, or computer- written, double spaced pages on standard 8 1/2 ~, 11 inch paper; otherwi~,jnst u~ our email address at: glenvillenews@gmail.com Also, we'd like a mug shot of you and a family photo of the Christmas which you are re- membering, if available. Fi- GCVFD Support Group The Gienville Democrat - Thursday, December 1,2016 - Page 5 A II II II II II II II II II II II II II II II BI IIl 1 1 1 1 1 l I I I ! I l I 1 l ! I I l 1 1 l 1 1 1 I 1 l 1 THE JUDGMENT DAY | What will hapl nat the judgment? "When the Son ~ffman shall come in his glory, and all the holy angels with him. then shall he sit UlXm the throne of his li~ gtory~ And belbre him shall be gathered all nations: and he shall separate them one from another, as a shepherd divides his sheep from the goats. And he IN shall set the sheep on his right hand. but the goats on the left." (Matt 25:311-33) Yes, there will be a Day of Ii Judgmem, and Jesus describes the eternal separation in which you and I will participate at that time. We m~derstand something aNmt separation. There [ are separations when family members move away I from each other, others m the military, others to I college, ect. We can have reunkms with this kind of separation, In contrast to this type of separation I~ which can end in a happy reunion, there is also a dreadfl~l separation to which there can be no end and II no reunion - that's when G~xt separates the sheep th)m the goats. That simply means that if you are saved and your friends or family are not, you will see 1 them no more. B Peter reminded his readers that "the day of the 1 Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the ~,;hich the 1 heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the 1 elements shall melt with fervent heat. the earth also I and the works that are tlherein shall be burned tip. Seeing then that all these things shall be destroyed, what manner of persons ought ye to be in all holy 1 conversation and godliness..." (2 Peter 3:10-11) ! I There will certainly be a Judgment Day, and as you Ii stand at the judgment you will participate in the et:emal separation. Will it be a time of rejoicing (with I the sheep) or sorrow (with the goats) ? This &tv is l coming s(mer or later. What matters is are we ready ? i l 1 1 i ill Gienville Church of Christ, I 221 Powell SL, Glenville WV 26351 Noel Roberts--Phone 304-462-8136 Illllllllllllldl dstmu In the Vitlel lle Inn, Glenville, WV OKe:mber 2 - (4 p m, -8 p m.} December 3 - i9 a.m, - 3 p,m,} Shop local dorsI! ! [VfRY MONDAY open at p.m. Early Bird (Ouickie) games at 6:00 p.m. PROCEBs HELP ALL ltlLMER GOIBNTY FIRE STATIONS! p save Coil me today. I'm a licensed, independent soles agent for Humana, and I'll hetp you choose o plan that helps to fit your needs and your budget. Randy Ratliff Ratliff Insurance LLC 304-462-7777 809 Medical Dr STE 4 Glenvilte, WV 26351 Humono, Humano is a Medicare Advantage HMO, PPO and PFFS organization with a Medicare contract. Enroltment in any Humana plan depends on contract renewal. To get this information for free in other languages, call 304-462-7777 (TTY: 711). Para obtener esta informacion gratuitamente en arras idiomas, flame al 304-462- 7777 (TTY: 711). ~wv