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est) Christmas" means something to you, so, likewise, it will be of interest to our readers, too. We editors would be most appreciative of your submis- sions because they wilt fit ideally into our Christmas Card Edition that comes out on Thurs., Dec, 23. Christmastide's special joys. excite- ment, tenderness or pain should never be forgotten, and this newspaper will give you the opportunity to "tell your story" and to memorialize your most precious seasonal experience of rela- tives and friends for generations to come• Moreover, it's easy to do: just jot down your memories and send them on to us. We'll help brush up your grammar, if needed. Our newspaper's submission re- quirements are simple. Your short story should be no longer than two type or computer-written, double spaced pages on standard 8 1/2 by 11 inch paper. Also, we'd like a mug shot of you and a family photo of the Christmas which you are re- membering, if available. Finally, we need a three-sentence biographical sketch of yourself. As the Letters to Santa, please send or bring your stories to us at: Demo- crat/Pathfinder, P.O. Box 458-108 N. Court St., Glenville 26351. The deadline is Thurs., Dee. 16. Your participation in this writing project will be greatly appreciated by both us editors and the general public. 2004 Update Parents, don't forget to take your kids to the Community Christmas Party from 6-9 p.m. on this Sat., Dec. 4 at the Gilmer County Recreation Center! The Glenville Junior Woman's Club is going all-out to make this a fun-filled and enriching event for the kids and their families to enjoy. This December's holiday season will be. indeed, a special Christmas for L. G. Marks, a Gilmer County native who is a master chef, formerly at the Days Inn Vision's Restaurant in Flatwoods. Specifically, he's in the process of opening up a new restau- rant at the old Trezan's next to the Best Western Glenville Inn. Also. the Best Western hotel is join- ing in on the holiday spirit by having Santa Claus present every Saturday •.. for picture-taking sessions with your children. This is a good idea and adds m uch to our community's 2004 Christ- mas celebration, especially in captur- ing those special moments in our children's lives. (I may take my Big Kids out there for a family portrait with Santa.) See Best Western's re- lated advertisement on page 6. At Glenville State College, the Christmas frenzy will culminate with the musical "A Community Celebra- tion of Christmas at 7 p.m. on Sat., Dec. 11 in the Fine Arts Auditorium. Contact Buddy Griffin at the College's Music Dept. (462-7361), if you wish to be in the chorus or to perform a solo! Prior to this event at 5 p.m., President and First Lady, Robert and Sandy Freeman, invite the public to their home on the GSC campus for a "Holiday Open House." This was a very nice event last year. Gloria Shaffer, owner and chef at Mi Ranchito, the Mexican restaurant at 407 North Lewis Street, is inviting everyone to come celebrate her native country's "Posada Navidena" -- the journey of the Holy Family to Bethlehem. This Mexican tradition promises to add even more color and activity to this 2004 Christmas cel- ebration in Gilmer County. Finally, don't forget to go to church and to shop at home! See our related advertisement on page 16 and support these businesses that want to keep growing in product offerings and ser- vices, employing local people and contributingto the region's tax base. Conclusion of 'thanks' But, first things first, we editors hope that all of you had a Happy Thanksgiving last week! Reader questions Dear Editor, I was confused to see in the Novem- Q why more GSC events aren't publicized What is going on "up the hill?" fore. Generally, the Fine Arts Dept., Teresa Wayman of GSC will inform us of up coming Thursday, Dec. 2, 2004 --- The Glenville Democrat/Pathfinder -- Page 5 WV State Parks' gift certificates, camping bucks and gift ideas available for holiday giving Surprise your family and friends with a gift of may be redeemed at any West Virginia State Park relaxation and scenic splendor provided by gift cer- campground. They come in books of $25 amounts and tificates and camping bucks from West Virginia State are distributed in their own specially designed wallet. Parks, or choose from numerous gift ideas at "A Shop "Camping bucks are wonderful gifts for family and in the Park," the official online gift shop of West friends who enjoy outdoor recreation, tents and sleep- Virginia State Parks at www.wvstateparks.com, ing under the stars," McHenry says. State Parks gift certificates may be purchased for a A Shop in the Park allows visitors to conveniently variety of lodging and special events year-round, shop on a secure site for all occasions at including lodge rooms, gift shop, cabin rentals, res- www.wvstateparks.com. This site offers a selection of taurant, telephone calls, golf green fees and cart rental, favorite state park items, including the new WV State "State Parks' gift certificates are perfect for holi- Parks MONOPOLY game. day gift giving for friends and family and can be used To order West Virginia State Park gift certificates for many park packages, including golf weekends and and camping bucks, please call 1-800-CALL WVA. romantic sweetheart getaways," says Kim McHenry, For online items, visit www.wvstateparks.com. Visa, West Virginia State Parks programming services co- MasterCard, money orders and checks will be ac- ordinator. "State Parks gift certificates also make cepted. All items are for sale year round, but to ensure great business gifts." holiday delivery, please order prior to December 20, State Park camping bucks are available for sale and 2004. Jeff's Breads offers Holiday Specialties ber 11 issue of the Pathfinder several Glenville noticesaboutperformancesandevents (Editors Note: We editors, of course, at Fairmont State College. prefer to print notices and stories There is rarely, if ever, advance about Glenville State College, but notice for events at Glenville State, a now Fairmont State has Gilmer much closer destination for most of County's Community and Technical your readers. College region. Hence, we are get- ting more news from FSC than be- Jeffs Breads offers several special- ity breads for the holidays: Native Hickory Nut Demi Loaf, Chocolate Cherry Bliss, Raisin Pecan Bread, Pumpkin Bread, and Apple Cider Bread. "Traditional European techniques, a starter that is said to be over 400 years old, and a leavening process that lasts more than 24 hours gives our crusty, hearth-baked breads their rich tangy flavors and unique textures," said Jeff Kessler, baker and owner of Jeff's Breads. "The highest quality grains and flours, pure West Virginia water and sea salt are combined to make real artisan bread." Kessler has more than 25 years of professional baking experience. He hand crafts nearly 30 different types of European--style artisan breads for events, but as a smaller college then retail establishments, restaurants and FSC, we take it that we don't have us resorts. His breads have won the praise of many performances and events as Lynn Rosette C~per, host of Natural " they do. Nevertheless, we will make inquiries and keep you posted, but Public Radio's 'The Splendid Table," also keep abreast of the overall GSC news in the "Straight Talk" Ad on page five.) Normantown School Alumni awarded 23 scholarships for this academic year The NornKmtown Al.unmi .\.,~*--J,:ni~,rScholars-HeatberMinney. clarion proudly releases the n:mlc., ~,1 ~,~d Ja'-t~F~ M(~ore. its 2004-20(}5 ~,cholarship leciplelH>,. " Scrlitq Scholar - China Groves. "This listing includes IhJ.. fall J~dlc Cunningham. Clinton Miller, scmester's new freshman recipients. :\r, drcv, Minigh. Anthony Ramezan, as well as those receiving rencv, at and Tcrri Thomas. scholarships. lhc Normant~v,n Alumni awarded The honored recipients are the fol- the andre 23 recipients a total of lowing: $2a.~,r~!t:3¢} in Normantov,'n Alumni • Freshmen Scholars - Ashley Bul- ScboJarshq~s. ler, Seth Butler. Sandra Frame {Bob The Normantown Scholarships Frame Memorial Scholarshipl. Jcn- Cumulative Report (1988 - 2005 nifer James. Amber Jones, Ed~ard sh~,~s 230 scholarships totaling Marks, Jennifer Moore, Megan $!47.65043,accordingtoJoAnnHill, Richards.ThomasSandy•andMichael chair t,f ~tle Normantown Alumni Shiflct. Sch~,lar~hip Fund. • Sophomore Scholars - Adrian F,)r turthcr in formation or to make Duelley,JoshuaJames.Tra'.>Fi>her. a contribution, call her at 462-5430. Sarah Ramezan. and Seth .'VlcHen;.,. Students money for St. 'S Several students at Sand F~rk El- th(m: Wesley Conrad. Sydney Pettit, ementarySchoolrecentlyparticipatcd Brce V/olfc. Terissa McHenry, in a math-a-thon to raise money l~r *lichaela Beron. Kathern Keith, and St. Jude's Children's Research th>.pi- Wesley Sel f. Each of these students tal. raised $75. or more and will be re- Twentyeightstudentschosctt~vort. ceiving a T-shirt, admission ticket to the extra math problems required to a Six Flags Park • and a sports duffel help raise money for this Memphis. bag. Wesley Conrad, a fifth grader, TNhospital, founded by Danny-lho- ~itl also receive a super slim CD mas in 1962. player for raising the most money. Sand Fork Elementary ha~ partici- Other students raising money for pated in this fund raiser for the pa,,t the children at St, Jude's: Madison several years, but this year we raised Freshour, t..vdia Cottrill, Alexis our largest contribution ever ~1 l..udin. Trcv¢~r Freshour, Michaela $1.237.58. These funds ',,,'ill belp S~. MeRac.AdamCottrcll,CiaraJunkins, Jude in its on-going lighl against AusfinConrad, DravinGibson,Tonya childho(w..l catastrophic di~ease~ l.vons. Shaina McRac, Heather We would like It, thank all ~urVance. Tillany Young, DylanMont- students for w~rking ~,n Ibis fund- g:m~ery.Tan}aBuckhannon, Chelsea raiser and the many people ~t,~ &,- Kniccly. Marianna White, Allison nated money tt~ them '~\'e arc ,.cr~ Fb, hcr. Mcgan l.uzadcr, and Kelle proud of our school c~m~munit3.Collin,< Students participalmg in Math-a- Network Access would like to invite readers to keep up with the CANA Report exclusively online at The Glenville Democrat/Pathfinder's new web address: www.glen villenews.com l ~~ Make With Us Your..- CI~LL US FOR MORE INFORMATION! MON. -FRI., 11 a.m.-8 p.m. 407 N. Lewis St. • GlenviUe 04-402-4 00 Wise orders flags lowered to honor Lance Corporal Parker Gov• Bob Wise recently ordered state flags flown at half-staff Wed., Nov. 24, in honor and remembrance of Lance Corporal Bradley L. Parker. "The selflessness and bravery o]" Corlx~al Parker in the face of ex- "treme personal danger and his su- preme sacrifice for his country bring honor to his family, the people of the state of West Virginia and his coun- try," Wise said• Parker, a resident of Mannington, began his military career in the United States Marines in June of 2003. A rifleman, he had been awarded the global War on Terrorism Expedition- ary Medal and the National Defense Service Medal. He had been recom- mended to receive a Purple Heart. Lance Corporal Bradley Lee Parker was killed on Nov.15 during hostile action while conducting combat op- erations in the city of Fallujah, Iraq. All state flags at all state facilities were displayed at half-staff on Wed., Nov. 24, the day of the burial. Wetlands Reserve Program Sign-up The Natural Resources Conserva- tion Service (NRCS) has announced that fiscal year 2005 sign-up is under- way at the Wetlands Reserve Pro- gram (WRP.) Applications for WRP are accepted at anytime but the rank- ing deadlines are December 3, 2004. April I, 2005, and June 17, 2005. To participate, landowners submit an ap- plication with their local NRCS of_ rice or conservation district office. The Wetlands Reserve Program is a veluntary program offering land- owners the opportunity to protect, restore, and enhance wetlands on their property through permanent ease- ments, 3--year easements and resto- ration cost-share agreements. The USDA Natural Resources Conserva- tion Service (NRCS) provides techni- cal and financial support to help land- owners with their wetland restoration eflorts. The NRCS goal is to achieve the greatest wetland functions and values, along with optimum wildlife habitat and wetland functions and values. This program offers landown- ers an opportunity to establish long- term conservation and wildlife prac- tices and protection. WRP is the Nation's premier wet- lands restoration program. WPR aims at restoring wetlands that haye been impacted through agricultural activi- ties while improving wildlife habitat for waterflow. This has been accom- plished through the restorations of hydrology and vegetation using mea- sures such as: installation of small shallow impoundments, ditch plugs, removing subsurface ,drainage, tree plantingandlivestockexclusion. Cur- rently, there are over 650 acres en- rolled throughout West Virginia. who enthusiastically professed• "What a wonderful crust and texture your breads has." Born and raised near New York City, Kessler has fond memories of the fine breads his father would bring home. He was inspired to begin bak- ing later in life because he could not find the quality of bread he enjoyed as a child. "After going to college, I went to Europe and began baking in earnest," Kessler said• I learned the old, tradi- tional way in stone ovens in the South of France." He came to West Virginia 20 years ago. "I wa~ just passing through," Kessler said. "A friend was opening the bakery in Lewisburg and asked me to stick around." The beautiful landscape and "healthy and sane life- style" eventually convinced him to stay. Kessler opened Jeff's Breads in Renick three years ago, allowing him to focus on production to fulfill the needs of large accounts. The Green- brier Resort in White Sulphur Springs and Julian's Restaurant in Lewisburg are among the many establishments that feature JeWs Breads. Whenever possible, Kessler uses WestVirginia products, such as honey I I " I and flour, m his breads. A local woman gathers hickory nuts on her land for Kessler's demi loaf. "Lots of people have found West Virginia to be a great place to live and produce im- pressive products," Kessler said. Kessler and his wife raise a family in Greenbrier County. For more information on or to order Jeff's Breads, call (304) 497-2768• II II 1111111 IIIIII Chicken Selects Are Back! McDonald's reintroduces one of your all-time favor- ites, Chicken Selects. Hearty strips of breaded chicken breast, with 3 new dipping sauces to cus- tomize to your taste; Hot Buffalo Sauce, Creamy ganclior Tangy Mustard. Available in ~, 5 or 10 strips, and of course, all are available in Extra Value Meal combinations. Select yours today! Open 5:ooam Mon-Sat 6:ooam on Sundays it Up! Our triple thick mllkshakes are always just right, day or night. Mt.l~nakl'$a ~ of &llnville 462-~11o IIII Straight Talk from Glenville State College GSC Choir Concert GSC Students Bring Multicultural The GSC Concert Choir Winter Concert will be Experiences to Local Elementary Schools held on Tuesday, Dec• 7, 2004 at 8:00 pm in the Fine Arts Auditorium. The Concert Choir, Women's Choir, Men's Choir and the Chamber Singers will be singing selections from Handel's Messiah as well as some Christmas spirituals and pop music. GSC Community Open House Students of GSC's Social Science 314 course prepared lesson plans related to multicultural activities and then implemented them at Glenville Elementary School on Thursday, Nov. 18 and Sand Fork Elementary on Friday, Nov. 19 as part of their course work. The .experience presents an excellent collaborative opportunity to prepare GSC students for their A Community Open House will be held at the futures in the assroom, while increasing the President's Home on Saturday, Dec. 11 at public school student's exposure to multicultur- 5:00 p.m• for all members of the community, al events and activities. Immediately following the Open House, the community musical, "A Commu7n 0 Celebration The GSC students who presented multicultural • p.m• in the lessons at Glenville Elementary were: of Christmas," will be held at Fine Arts Auditorium. Kindergarten Barbara Mitchell and Lora Ritchie GSC Faculty, Staff and Student= 1st Grade Participate in Read Aloud Day Kara Wilkins and Renae Herod Amy Scott and Sarah Hughes Several GSC students, 'faculty and staff 2ndGrade members were in Sand Fork Elementary Chasity Lesherand Shalena Settle School on Thursday, Nov. 18 to participate ~n 3rd Grade the National Education Week Read Aloud Casey Smith and Meredith Parker Day. Sand Fork Elementary is a Professional 4th Grade Development School Partner with Lord Cunningham-and Seana Miller Glenville State College. The following GSC 5th Grade representatives went into the classrooms to Dustin Butcher and Amber Clark read to the elementary students: 6th Grade Cla$= Teacher Anthony Boggs and Loratta Nicholas PreKhemjS (Stewart and Reed) de Rosset and Usa Hall Kindergarten (Anderson 8, Minigh) Jenny Thomas and hJmiePugh 1st Grade (Archer) Ginny Yeager and Jenny Thomas 2nd Grade (Radabaugh) Jennifer Thomas and Alexis Valliant 3rd Grade (Loftus) Samantha Piectrazak and Molanie Arthur 4th Grade (Pegs) Lisa Walker and Jennifer Thomas 5th Grade (Lowther) Michelle Wicks and Jikatta Underwood 6th Grade (Fisher) Me~anie Arthur and Ed Wood The GSC students who presented multicultural lessons at Sand Fork Elementary were: Kindergarten Beth Johnston 1st Grade Atalie Heath 2nd Grade Misty King and 3rd Grade Anita Truman 4th Grade Jessica Pearson 5th Grade Katie Martin 6th Grade Lkm Ellis Samantha Jarvis l t