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Page 6 -- The Glenville Democrat/Pathfinder -- Thursday, Dec. 2, 2004 1 \ \ \ \ \ \ Store Hours: 8-5 Mon.-Fri. 8-3 Sat. new - pl from page 1 mlE Continued vironment at the Rec Center's large Dining Hall. According to the spon- recognized, sors, they hope that this party will be For tile mothers present, Mary Kay so successful that it will become an and Tastefully Simple presentations annual event for the area's children will be highlights of the festivity, and their parents or guardians. For the lead-sponsor, Glenville's Finally, and in the true spirit of Jr. Woman's Club, this Community Christmas, participants are encour- Christmas Party takes the place of its aged to bring along a canned goods traditional Christmas Parade which food item in order to help feed the has lost its popularity over the past county's less fortunate people. Any- two years. One problem had been the onewhocandonateanycannedgoods badwinterweatherduringDecember's is requested to do so, but the canned first weekends -- the cold and rain item is not required for admission reducing the number of floats and which is free. marching units, as well as the crowd See the related advertisement on downtown, page 7 Jor more inJormation on this As a result, the Jr. Women believe exciting new event in Gilmer County that this well-sheltered and planned at Christmastide. out Community Christmas Party will For furtherinformation, contact any bc a much better event, with the par- memberofthesponsoringJr. Woman's ticipants being assured of a festive, Club of Glenviile or call President safe, healthy and weil-chaperoneden- Leslie at 462-5050. 000 Continued from page 1 They advise hunters and citizens to learn how to store their firearms by picki ng up a free gun lock and firearm safety information at the Gilmer County Sheriffs Office at the Courthouse on North Court Street. Frcc gun locks are provided by Project ChildSafe, a program developed by the Nat tonal Shooting Sports Foundation and funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of Justice. Project ChildSafe (PCS) is the nation's largest and most comprehensive firearm safety education program. PCS is dedicated to educating firearm owners on proper handling and storage techniques. Designed to make homes with fircartns safer and prevent accidents, PCS is funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of Justice and managed by the National Shooting Sports 315 W. Main St. - 462-5631 Hunter shot cont'd ... EDA discusses future, gets new executive cont'd ... Continued from page 1 Gilmer County DNR Officer Denzil Hess investigated the incident, ar- rested Hardman and charged him with negligent shooting. The victim was taken to an area hospital and was listed in stable con- dition, according to the DNR's Public Information Office in Charleston. Continued from page 1 people's heads were spinning, with all of the new ideas and directions being advanced and, then, being acted upon. In addressing the EDA, President Pounds lamented the levy's failure, affirming, "The EDA's future is all out on the table." At the same time, he's not sitting back and lanquishing, "We've applied for the $30,000 (state development) grant which is to be matched by June of next year. We need to bridge the gap." To do the latter, he points out that the majority of West Virginia's coun- ties raise their own funds from local banks, industries and businesses -- receiving substantial private sector support. "People don't understand the serious nature of this (EDA and county) problem," he explains, "In five years, the projections are that the (Gilmer County) student base will be 60 percent of what it is now." Because of the anticipated decrease in county youths, the schools and community businesses will suffer, he concludes. "There's no way we can operate the county's Economic Development Of- fice without a full-time director," he propounds. Making the picture even more dis- real at first, Darren Feit, an EDA board member, then suggested that because Glenville State College had not met its enrollment goals, the school "might be on the line" in the future. "We need an active board of directors (to work with college officials and other civic and governmental lead- ers," he urges. Following up on that idea, Mr. Feit suggests a new direction for the board's energies -- some new initiatives for the out-lying areas of the county which brought down the Nov. 2 levy. These areas, he and others think, resent Glen- Deer kill lags cont'd ... Continued from page 1 percent decline from the previous year. All of these figures, however, are unofficial, in that the state's Depart- ment of Natural Resources issues the final official data at the deer season's conclusion. The first week of deer hunting was chilly at times, but good for the hunt- ers walking over and through Gilmer County's hills and hollows. Most hunt- ers, however, have complained about not seeing as many bucks as they had anticipated. BOE & sports cont'd ... Continued on page 6 tion was brought to the Board's atten- tion by Superintendent Ed Toman. "They must also be paid - even if it's just $1.00," Toman told the Board. In order to be legal, the position (even if volunteer) must be posted as is any other school position, the applicant must be certified as a coach through the state, and they must submit to any background checks the state feels nec- essary, including the coaching test. There are several volunteer coaches in the Gilmer County school system. Most of them are there to assist, if the head coach must split practices or go with one team to an away game, while the other team plays at home. A re- quest was made to find current em- ployees to fill in for the volunteers Foundation. until the Board can get the positions .__ville being the host of the EDA's Of- PCS's goals are to~,eg, sqr every,firearm owner in the United States has access posted and fdled ........ The motion ~5 lbb~tth'e heedetf fo~l- Mr. Fitzpatrick ..;, Io a free gun Iocl~.anH iO ii'icrease awareness of thefirearm safety education unteer posiiion s Was passed 3:7. ' Continued on page6 !ltcssagc. "Lcaxing an unattended, loaded firearm in a home with children is not safe The meeting also hosted a closed- asst. athletic director, have crippled orsmarl, soprotectyourselfandyourfamilyfromatragicaccidentbysecurely session Student Expulsion Hearing. his ability to regularly attend City After a 33-minute deliberation, the Board accepted Superintendent Toman's recommendation. Citing vio- lations of the Safe Schools regula- tions, Toman recommended the stu- dent be expelled for 12 consecutive months. The Board approved this 5-0. In other business, the Board -- o Heard a request for volunteer senior workers to help food service workers 'during mealtimes at local schools; o Employed Susie Kirkpatrick as a Bus Operator: and o Adjourned the 7:00 meeting at 8:2K Council meetings. "Our basketball games fall on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays which leaves me out of the Monday City Council meetings," he relays, emphasizing, "I got into the Council 10 years ago to help people, but now l'm finding that this is getting harder and harder to do." Councilman Fitzpatrick is noted for asking bold questions at City Council meetings and leading neighborhood efforts in beautification. He represents Ward 5 which is cen- ter around the Northview District of Glenville. storing your firearms. It can save your life and the ones you love," according to Sheriffs Dept. Deputies. Monkey-Monkee goes out-of-business One of the newest businesses in the Glenviile area-- a pet and large animal Iced store -- has just failed. Located in Gloria Shaffer's home on SR 5 in Glenville, the new business, called "Monkey-Monkee," was a partnership between Mrs. Shaffer, who is the owner of Mi Ranchito (Glenville's Mexican restaurant) and Debbie Hess. The pair had hoped to offer a wide variety of pet and horse-related products, princil-,.~dly feeds, which would be convenient for the people in this area. Mrs. Shaffer explains that it was necessary to close down the business abruptly, because her homeowner's insurance rates skyrocketed after the shop was opened in her basement. rice. To win them over, the EDA, he have a professional paid EDA execu- recommends, should work with other tive director, socan't we come up with existing county projects to obtain the matching $30,000 from the pri- cheaper flood insurance for the vate sector?" county's residents, address the prob- In addition, since Gilmer may be lems relating to faulty telephone ser- one of the only counties where the vice in the rural areas, and bolster our EDA is funded by a levy, he sug- current small businesses, gested that the agency apply to the Additionally, to solve the decreas- county commission to pay some of ing population problem, he recom- the organization's current bills up to mends an aggressive advertising prob- $5,000. The board approved this sug- lem to market the county as "a retiree's gestion. paradise." Feit: "We need to make After much argumentation over the Gilmer County a retirement destina- need for a paid executive director, the tion, and we're already changing our board -- in the end-- voted to accept Community Showcase websites to Mrs. Waddell's offer to become the make them more senior friendly. Ev- county's interim EDA executive. cry business needs to do this." In other comments voiced at this meeting- Prison Warden Kevin Wendt relates that Concluding, he believes, "We (the his staff wants to live here. but can't find EDA) can do a lot on no or low costs adequate housing in Gilmer County; to attract senior citizens here." Board member Paul Hamnann suggests Because the executive director's working to attract a "Dollar Store Mall" here salary is a major line item in the (we don't need a dozen new fast food restau- EDA's budget, Donna Waddeil, who rants): Merchant Don Kelble believes that Gilmer is acertified community development should take better advantage of its Riverboat agent and heads the local FRN office Era heritage by establishing a fiver park here; and Community Showcase, startled - Board member John Westfall thinks that if the crowd by offering her services as things don't change, Glenville and Gilmer do not have much of a future (We have no place to theEDA'sexecutivedirectorata$1.00 shop and outsiders are used to having nice per year salary. Simultaneously, she places to shop.); argues that the EDA's office needs to Glenville businessman Kenny Foglesong be more visible in the community, affirms, "We. in the EDA, need a full-time, suggesting that it be stationed in her professional executive director;" Citizen Hugh McGough questions why Community Showcase building in- Glenville doesn't have a Chamber of Corn- stead of at the Courthouse. merce to handle many of the small business With being the FRN director, too, retention duties that were discussed that night there seemed to be a question if she as the EDA's new goals; and Civic leader Jim Bailey urges the EDA to couldperformthetwojobsadequately, re-look at the Vision Plan which had been County Commission President Larry extensively researched and worked up with Chapman, also an EDA board mem- community input over the past three years. ber, points out, "Successful counties The 6 p.m. meeting adjourned at 7:55 p.m. SOMBER MOOD -- Denny Pounds (left, foreground), president of th, Gilmer County Economic Development Association (EDA), presided over a very somber regular monthly meeting on the evening of Thurs., Nov. 18 at the Courthouse. After all, the EDA's special excess levy had just been defeated at the polls on November 2, thereby putting into jeopardy the acquiring of a matching state grant of $30,000 in order to keep the local agency afloat. Nevertheless, the group, which was composed about equally of EDA board members and the general public, found a reason to be encouraged when Donna Waddell (not pictured), executive director of the Gilmer County Family Resource Network (FRN), offered to double as the EDA's executive for $1.00 a year. (Staff photo by Dave Corcoran, Sr.) m K~ Fo tht ho rel no du de pr of to wl pc W; aP lh pr tO C( th m ct R 1 Sl a h t'L S C k iJ a U {, U L S L r ,Q I, One in be singing hOliday blues ofpain and disc, The holidays are here again, titis is the bane of womankind during the holiday season where For most it is a time for parties, and its symptoms can range from instances of cystitis and candida presents, food, fun, and get- mild discomfort to searing life- are usually high." togethers with family and friends, debilitating pain," says Angela Kilmartin attributes the rise in but for millions of women the Kilmartin, authorofThePatient's cases to cold weather, increased holidays mean pain and suffer- Encyclopedia of Urinary Tract alcoholintake, lackofrest, height- ing. The holiday scrooge is cysti- Infection, Sexual Cystitis, andln- ened stress, and irresponsible tis and it affects one in five terstitial Cystitis and Candida sexual behavior. "You had better women. Yeast. put away those chocolates and Both cystitis, also commonly "Cystitis is usually caused by holiday sweets as well," says known as urinary tract infection, bacteria passing through the Kilmartin. "The ingredients in and candida, a fungal overgrowth, uretha into the 'bladder," says chocolate can cause candida and occur year round and affect rail- Kilmartin. "There are other ways lead to painful suffering." lions of females of all ages. "Cys- to cause it, however, particularly Favorite holiday gifts can also be a factor in developing prob- lems. "Bubble bath, scented soap, scented powders, and even cer- tain types of festive clothing can also make you sick," says Kilmartin. Before making any last-minute trips to the lingerie shop for holiday gifts, learn which types of clothing to avoid. "Pur- chasing the wrong kind of linge- rie for Christmas can lead to sev- eral months of misery," says Kilmartin. "Women need to beware of the causes of these problems and the methods to prevent them, espe- cially this time of the year," says Kilmartin. "Pain and discomfort should never be a part of the holi- days." Angela Kiimartin is the world's leading specialist on cystitis and candida. "It is my personal mis- sion to show women all over the world how to avoid the health prob- lems that can devastate relation- ships, jobs, social life, and general well-being," Kilmartin says. . After recurring attacks of cysti- tis and candida ended her singing career and ruined her marriage, Kilmartin founded the first blad- der charity, famously known as the U&I Club. Her pioneering research on cys- titis and candida have carried her message all over the world. She has written six bool(s, numerous articles, and has made two films on the subject. She also counsels and gives lectures throughout the United States and Europe. ORTHODONTISTS Dr. Michael Bunner 17 Carton Plaza Weston 269-7985 PHYSICAL THERAPY (;lenville Orthopedk & Sports Physical Therapy GSC Physical Education Bldg. Glenville 462-8933 GILMER PRIMARY CARE A DIVISION OF MINNIE HAMILTON HEALTH CARE CENTER 809 Mineral Road-Gienville, WV.26351 (304) 462-7322 O' O GSC Physical Education Bldg. Glenville 462-8933 HOSPITALS Stonewall Jackson Me _aorial Hospital 230 Hospital Plaza Weston 269-8000 Michael Bunner, D.D.S., M.S. Office Hours 17 Carton Plaza By Appointment Weston, WV 304-269-7985 FAMILY PRACTICF Dr. Carl Nichols Main Street Glenville 462-8612 OPTOMETRY !EYE) Dr. Mark Cmaili- Cc l ge and Howard Streets enville 462-5366