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Single Copy Price-75* (70~ plus tax) . . ~ ~. ~ THIS NEWSPAPER OFFICE WILL BE CLOSED FROM 10- T0-12 A.M., FRI., DEC. 23 FOR OUR OFFICE PARTY. THIS WEEK'S PRAYER Heaven/y Father, Extend comfort for the recoveries of the sick, injured, displaced or de- pressed in 2016, especially the injured and sick in WV and world, including Cruz Frymierand Family,April Pyles, Lance Henline, (heart), Greg James, Shannon Adams, Herb Frymyer, Ronnie Frashure, Judy Fun" Marks, Margaret Goodwin, Jo Ann Peggs, Dave Goff, Gerry Moore, Herman Nutter, all refugees & others needing Christ's healing or comforting touch. Prayer of the Week God Only Takes the Best God saw you were gettin g ti red and it was not meant to be. So he put his arms around you and whispered "Come to me." With tearful eyes we watched you and saw you pass away. Although we loved you dearly we could not make you stay. A Golden heart stopped beating hard working hands at rest. God broke our hearts to prove to us, He only takes the best! Amen. Also, give heart to the families of this week's deceased, namely Charles Ray Bailey,Oma Ollidene Hall,Wilda Jean Queen, Marjorie K. Rhoades,and Arden James Curry "AJ", and to the relatives and friends of all Gilmer Countians or natives, living here or elsewhere. Finally. help the victims I and families of disasters,including the J violence in the word! Amen! [ This Week in WV History Dec. 15,1879: Roman Catholic Bishop John Joseph Swint was born in Pickens. He was respon- sible for the building of many reli- gious institutions in the Diocese of Wheeling (now the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston). Dec. 15,1967: The Silver Bridge at Point Pleasant collapsed, killing 46 people. The Silver Bridge was built by the American Bridge Com- pany of Pittsburgh and opened to traffic on May 19, 1928. The acci- dent led to the passage of legislation for a national bridge inspection and safety program. Dec. 16, 1893: Alexander Mar- tin died at the age of 71 in Greencastle, Indiana. He was the first president of the Agricultural College of West Virginia,now West Virginia University as of 1868. Dec. 18, 1816: Lewis County was formed. It was named for Colo- nel Charles Lewis, killed at the Battle of Point Pleasant. VISIONS VESSELS AND VICTORY Will be giying out chicken and potatoes, Thurs., Dec. 15, after 3 p.m. at the Gilmer County Rec Center. It's getting to be time for Christmas and New Year's! Happy Holidays to you alll Meditation Moment December 15, 1993 Steven Spielberg' s"Schindler' s List ',an epic historical drama based on the life of Oskar Schindler, is re- leased. "We filmed in the actual places where Oskar Schindler lived, where his factory was located, where the ghetto stood. We filmed outside the gates at Auschwitz and replicated the camps." -Steven Spielberg on the Preliminary data collected from harvest were: Preston (1,769), Ran- the eleetronic game checking system dolph (1,610), Jackson (1,482), indicate deer hunters Greenbrier (1,445), in West Virginia har- Ritchie (1,414),Upshur vested 45,871 bucks (1,392),Mason (1,266), during.the two-week Lewis (1,238), Hamp- buck firearms season shire (1,183) and Wood which ran from Nov. (1,182). 21 through Dec. 3, The buck harvest de- 2016, according to creased in all six DNR Paul Johansen, chief districts. The buck sea- of the West Virginia son kill was predicted to Division of Natural Re- decrease in the Mast Sur- sources (DNR) Wildlife Re- vey andHunting Outlookbro- sources Section. chure, primarily because of an The 2016 buck harvest is down 25 increased number of acorns in 2016 percent from the 2015 harvest of compared with acorn crop produc- 60,814.Thetop 10 counties for buck Continued on page 4A CHRISTMAS PARADE HIGHLIGHT- The l Oth Annual Firefighters Christmas Parade was held on last Sat., Dec. 10 in Glenville before a large attendance. The Gilmer County Volunteer Fire Department, along with all of the community of Glenville, is this week's Fo/ks Who SlYinefor putting together such a wonderful and festive event, from the parade itself to the organizations in the breezeway for providing different goodies for the community. The Gilmer County Sheriff's Department and Sheriff Larry Gerwig (pictured left) kept citizens safe, and full with their delicious cookies at the shelter during this year's parade. Pastor Bryan Groves (pictured right) was the well deserving Parade Marshal for the O/d Fashioned Christmas parade in Glenville. For more parade highlights, check out page 13A of this week's issue. MEMBERS- Pictured L-R are: Beckie Sias, UW Executive Director, Krista Adkins, Volunteer Services Coordinator, United Way Board Members, Ray Smith, Chris Heater, Liz Garton, Deanna Palmer, and Derek Garrett Blanket Buddies Program is a Success United Way of Gilmer, Lewis and Friends Auxiliary, was created to pro- Upshur counties donate 15 no-sew vide opportunity for patients and vol- blanket kits to Krista Adkins, the Vol- tmteers to collaborate on providing a unteer Services Coordinator at Will- communityservicewhileenjoyingtime iam Sharpe Jr. Hospital, for their blan- with one another. The blankets were ket Buddies Program. The Blanket donated by the United Way as part of Buddies program, sponsored by The their Community Impact program. WINTER GRADUATION WENT OFF SMOOTHLY FOR GLENVILLE STATE COLLEGE STUDENTS, WHO ARE NOW GRADUATES! ANOTHER PARADE HIGHLIGHT- Mrs. Connie Stewart (pictured back, center) gave out numerous pairs of gloves on behalf of Project Warm Hands at the Annual Christmas Parade. She extends her gratitude to everyone who donated and has helped with this program to keep the kids of Gilmer County warm since she started in 20 t 2. See page 13A for more highlights of the 2016 Christmas parade. At City Council -- New Year will start off solvently By David H. Coreoran, Sr., in the black." His positive assessment of Publisher.Editor the city's finances were made following Glenville Mayor Dennis Fitzpatrick December's regular City Councilmeet- wants everyone to know that during the ing, which was held on Mon., Dec. 5 at month of December, visitors to the the City Hall's Council Chambers up- downtown can park for free. On nice stairs. days, people are encouraged to relax After opening the meeting with the and enjoy the beautiful public park, to Pledge of Allegiance, and as there was eat in town and to shop here, as well. no one to make a public comment, the In a related matter since then, the Council moved swiftly to approve the Glenville Lions Club has erected the MinutesoftheNovember7,2016meet- reconditioned and upgraded lighted ing. , Christmas decorationsin the downtown. Mayor Fitzpatrick also handled the Kudos to the Lions Club and its civic Street Report. During November, the minded members! street crew cleaned up the streets in Moreover, the happy Mayor reports preparation for the Holiday Season and that as of November 30, 43 percent of started to get the snow plows ready in the budget year has already passed and case of an early snowfall, he said. the city is in good financial shape. "As Also, he reminded the City Council of now, our revenue collections for this to support the Christmas Parade by be- fiscal year (ending on June 30, 2017) ingawareofitandcomingouttoseeit. are at 60 percent, while our expendi- In the Mayor's Report, he spoke of tures are at only 42 percent," he said enacting a new ordinance about updat- with a smile, adding: "We're operating Continued on page 4A At GSC last Saturday... 'Keep a sense of humor,' Dec. Commencement speaker says Glenville State College's winter dents who have completed, or will commencement ceremony took place complete, their degree requirements on last Sat. morning, Dec. 10 in the as of July or December 2016. The college's Waco Center. students come from several counties The graduates, officially part of the throughout West Virginia, as well as Class of 2017, will complete require- five other states (California, Mary- merits for an Associate or Bachelor's land, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Vir- Degree in a variety of academic areas, ginia). including business, criminal justice, Dr. William "Bill'" Webb, a 1973 teachereducation,andnaturalresource Glenville State College graduate,de- management, among others . The group livered the keynote address and was UU $$$ $$$ Historical Society's Christmas Party to be this Thurs., Dec. 15 At noon on this Thurs., Dec. 15, the fun will begin at the Gilmer County Historical Society, starting off with our Christmas covered dish luncheon. Bring a holiday dish and a $10.00 Christmas Gift and join in the gala holiday gift exchange. Someone may even get a surprise item, as one never knows. For more information, call Society President Dot Frey on either this Thursday morning or afternoon at the Society, 304-462-4295. In conclusion, come hear about the Society's historical activities; new members are welcome -- the price is most economical. historiealaccuracy of the film is made up of approximately 90 stu- Continued on page 4A Area Briefs continued on page 4A