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Page 10 A- Thursday, December 1, 2016- The GlenviUe Democrat The Glenville Pathfinder- Glenville, WV 26351 Around The Kitchen Table GeraldineMarks 462-7477 ookin This is a column I wrote for Mom,"The Rover". by her request before she passed away ill 1989. I've had a lot of family coming these past couple of weeks with the holidays. I think we had a Indian Summer these past couple of weeks. This week, however, the temperature might get down to 19. I think winter ha~s finally arrived. Gilmer County has had lots of deer hunters this week. 1 hope they all get a deer. -Geraldine Marks for New Half of the adults in the US will be obese by 2030 if cur- rent trends continue, accord- ing to the Lancet. West Vir- ginia ranks # 1 (tied with Mis- sissippi) as the most obese state with 35.1% of obese adults. TOPS Club, Inc. (Take Off Pounds Sensibly ) is an affordable wellness educa- tion organization with thou- sands of chapters in the United States. There are over 100 chapters located in al- most every county in West Virginia. Members learn about nutrition, portion con- trol, tbod planning, exercise, motivation, and more. Visi- tors are welcome to attend their first TOPS meeting free of charge and without obligation. "We' re excited to wel come anyone looking for weight- loss support to start or con- tinue their weight-loss jour- ney with us," says Lynn Lynch,Area Captain. "We are also willing to start new chapters to accommodate other times, such as in morn- ing, afternoons, or evenings. Contact me and we will find the perfect fit for you." Several residents of Gilmer County have embraced a healthier lifestyle by attend- ing weekly meetings. TOPS meetings are held at Gilmer County Public Library, 214 Walnut Street, G. lenville, on Tuesdays at 5:15 pm. Collectively, TOPS members lose about 300 tons each year. Last year, TOPS members in WV lost over 7,600 pounds. According to independent studies pub- lished in maior medical iour- , . nals, the TOPS program has been proven just as ef- fective as more expensive : : commercial programs. Mem- bership is affordable at just $32 per year in the U.S. plus nominal chapter fees. For more information, call Lynn Lynch, Area Captain at By Anita Toth Simpson Our November meeting was held on the 14th. For the monthly devotional, Maxine Smith read"Novem- ber" by George Cooper. Everyone responded to roll call by telling us about their Thanksgiving plans. We were joined by our guests Mary Oldaker and Wilda Porter Jones. Brenda McCartney read the Octo- ber meeting minutes. Caroline Cusick discussed this year's Holiday House on December 2"d. We're to bring a salad for our guests. She also told us about a meet- ing in March in Elkins and the Weston Area meeting in Tucker County in April. We discussed our plans Ibr our December Christmas Party meeting. We are to bring a covered dish and our secret pal and exchange gifts. For Brenda's Board, she showed u~ how to make some autumn and Christmas decorations and an emer- gency candle out of butter. Our Health Motivator, Patty Thrasher, discussed how to Maintain Your Health This Holiday Season. We need to budget our funds, get plenty of sleep and exercise and eat in moderation among other things. Rosa Belle Cunningham, Carol Wolfe, and Lorena Wolfe were our hostesses this month. Au- tumn decorations cove'red the tables and we each re- ceived an inspirational plaque made by Paula Stout MAXINE SMITH READ OUR MONTHLY DEVOTIONAL. BRENDA MCCARTNEY MADE SOME HOLIDAY DECORATIONS. as a favor. All the food they provided was delicious. The Community Educa- tional Outreach Service (CEOS) is a direct link to West Virginia University Extension Service. Local Extension educators write lessons especially tbr CEOS clu bs. Topics range from gar- dening and cooking to rela- tionships and health. To learn more information or to join a local club, call the WVU Extension Service Gilmer County office at 304-462- 7061. CEOS is an equal op- portunity organization. DOH Seeking Information for Statewide Fallen Worker Memorial for Highway Safety The West Virginia Di- vision of Highways is seeking assistance from the public in order to es- tablish a statewide fallen worker memorial for highway safety to honor those who lost their lives while performing their able to track work zone fatalities through the mid 1970's and continue to research job related deaths at the state archives. The DOH is now reaching out to the public for any in- formation that could help us honor the fallen. found that there is noth- ing, statewide, that hon- ors the many men and women who have made the same sacrifice. The committee arrived at the idea to construct a memo- rial that honors all state highway transportation 304-269- 5762 or 304-439- jobs. Forinclusionontheme- workers who died per- 5726 or email at The first step toward morial ,the deceased must fonning their jobs. The ~tynctr,~i@gmail.eom.You Suc~ss off,is pf6j s have been an active full: m m fi il irlbeaplaced can also visit www.tops.org to collect the-names of time or part-time em- at the Williamstown 1-77 or call TOPS Headquar- ters at 800-932- 8677. The Conings CEOS met on Nov 17th. at the Senior Center with Naomi Hinzman presiding. Also present were Mary Oldaker, Wilda Jones, Jean Butcher, Florence Hatton, and Laurie Cooper. Also present at the meet- ing was Jeanine Matheny. Welcome back Jeanie, we are very happy you could join us! Naomi led us in the Pied ge of Allegiance. A meditation titled"Frag- ile Treasure",by Lori Shan- non, was read by Laurie. The treasurer's report and minutes were accepted as read.. Old Business: -We discussed the progress on the quilt. -Members are reminded to drop offthe things t-br the basket at Mary's before Holiday House. -Each member needs to those fallen workers. WVDOH staff have been ys make a salad for Holiday House. We are responsible for decorating the tables. -We talked about what we are making for Holiday House. New Business: -Zetta Campbell from Baldwin, and Charlene Snyder from Kanawha Drive are both in the rtm- ning for Gilmer County Belle. -Names were drawn for our Christmas gift exchange. Our lesson this month was "Staycationing in West Vir- ginia" presented by Naom i. It was very informative and interesting. The next meeting will be on Dec. 15th at Ann's house at 10:30am. Please bring a covered dish and your $10 gift to exchange. Bingo will not be played this time. Meeting adjourned. ployee of the Division of Highways, Department of Highways or the State Road Commission. The death must have been from a work-related acci- dent or injury, The names of the honorees, once per- mission is granted by their families, will be enshrined on the memorial.This will include employees who died from 1921 to the present. Room will be left for names to be added, although we continue to campaign for no more work-related deaths on West Virginia roadways. The memoriai's design will be selected from en- tries submitted by WVDOH employees. This effort has been spearheaded by WVDOH .District 3 staff. After a fellow employee, Randy Bland, Was fatally struck w,hile performing his job in a work zone, a commit- tee gathered to look at ways to honor Randy's sacrifice. In doing so, they Welcome Center where family members, friends and colleagues can reflect on .their loss and where the traveling public can become more aware of why safety is of the ut- most importance by re- flecting on the sacrifices made by those honored. Please assist our efforts by gathering and forward- ing names, a brief synop- sis of their accidental death, and any available family contact informa- tion for any workers meet- ing the criteria. Informa- tion can be sent by email t o Candice.M.CavineJs@w- v.gov or by mail: Candice Caviness, DOH District Three, 624 Depot Street, Parkersburg, West Vir- ginia 26101-5127 All other questions con- cerning the memorial should be directed to Car- rie Jones in the WVDOT Communications Office at (304) 558-0103. D~ni~t Sm~h II, Alltmt St~e ~'a~m Ag~l 52 F~irgr~und Roa6 GIe~ville, WV 26351 B~S: 30446'~-7000 MLO U~eese #[0-3~,577 We have a great selection. As life changes, so do your needs. Let State Farm Bank~- help with a mortgage that fits your life and your budget. Let us help you make the right move. Bank with a Good Neighbo:. l,t@iTf !~1! OlIMD~i{~Ii Cedarville News JoAnnWoodyard 462-7093 Take Time to Slow Down ,3 Betty Riffle had most of son was brother David her family home to spend Marks, of OH. Thanksgiving with her. The 4-H is making plans Arnold Moss got word for the different things that thathisbrotherRoland,and we will be doing before wife Jenny, went to OH for Christmas. Thanksgiving and Roland Happy Birthday wishes got sick and he has to have go out to all those that have surgery.Hope he gets along December birthdays. well. Contentment consisteth 1 haven't heard of very notinaddingmorefuel,but many deer getting shot so in taking away some fire. far this season. They must In the past, this time of be hiding from the hunters, year, we've a tendency to Our sympathy goes out overdo. Too many obliga- to the Pritt family on the tions, toomany parties, too loss of their young son. He manydeadlinesthatdullour will be missed by family senses. Enjoy a steady and his neighbors. We will flame, but not a continual remember the family in our bonfire. prayers. Every invitation does not Don't forget to come to require your presence. the Rec Center Friday for Consider spending some ur Hliday Huse" Yu can quiet evenings at home with ,...., ,~,~,,,~_~,~ doyourChristmasshopping your feet tip, relaxing by *,~iUl II itll~ll~ and get a good meal. the fire-not socializing and Visiting Perry Marksover not working, iust living. 1001306 1 State F~:Bar~, ES~B. Thanksgiving anddeer sea- "