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Page 4 A - Thursday, December 15, 2016 - The Gienville Democrat The Glenville Pathfinder - Glenville, WV 26351 WV Harvest Totals Down ... cont'd... Continued from page 1A using the telephone, internet or by stopping at a license tion in 2015. In addition, high agent ?' winds across much of the state Johansen reminds hunters limited deer activity and de- that several days of deer hunt- creased success rates on the ing opportunity still remain first two days of the season, for2016,includingtheremain- "Hunters continued to use der of the muzzleloader sea- the electronic game checking son. which runs through Sat- system established in 2015," urday,Dec. 10.Thetraditional Johansen said. "Hunters en- antlerless deer season in se- joyed the ease of being able to lected counties on both public check deer and other game and private land opens Thurs- day', Dec. 15, and runs through Saturday,Dec. 17. The Youth, Class Q/QQ and Class XS deer season for antlerless deer will be open Dec. 26 and 27 in any county with a firearms deer season. This will be followed by the reopening of Class N/ NN antlerless deer se~on Dec. 28-31 in specified counties or portions of counties. See the 2016 - 2017 H u nting and Trap- ping Regulations Summary or COAL MINING DAYS - The Sand Fork area's Coal Mine Industry's heydays prior to the 1960s were brought to mind on a recent visit of this Editor to the spacious Titan Farm and the home of Billy and Marge Burke(pictured on the left), In fact, they brought out an old coal miners helmet and carbide lamp, which screwed onto the helmet. This Gilmer County couple are fonts of local history stories. In addition, they are one of the few couples who were elected to serve in the State Legislature's House of Delegates. Thanks, Billy and Marge, for keeping Gilmer County your home] DHC, Sr. visit the DNR website at for county and area listings. Region's Totals: The following are the har- vest numbers for local areas: GilmerCounty: 790 (2015: 1,430, or about a 45% plum- met), Braxton County: 1,100, Lewis County: 1,238, Calhoun County: 703, Doddridge County: 941, and Ritchie County: 1,414. City cont'd ... Continued from page 1A ing the Municipal Fee Penalty phase of the old statute. "We want to amend it to allow liens to be placed on w hich the city has to do work or demo- lition on:' he specified. How- ever, he is still working on the wording, so the issue won't be brought before the council until it's been completed. There being no other pressing business, Mayor Fitzpatrick en- tertained a movement to adjourn the December meeting and set- ting the next meeting for Mon.. Jan. 2 in the new year! Merry Christmas to all. he said in conclusion. OOO OOO Continued from page 1A Handicrafting: The Gilmer County Needlework and Fiber Guild meets Join us every Friday at the Holt House Museum's Annex, 302 East Main St., Glenvitle. Bring your knitting, crochet, embroidery, quilting, weaving, spinning, tatting, quilling, etc. Even bring your coloring book, if you like. The Guild will meet from 1 t:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Provide your own favorite snacks/lunch. Stay the whole time or just drop in for a bit. Organizers ask tbr a $1 donation to help pay utility bills. The group will not meet when Gilmer County schools are closed, due to inclement weather. Memories Of Days Gone By In Sand Fork & Its Vicinity Senior Center '25 Days of Christmas' Sweepstakes: tickets still available The Gilmer County Senior'Center is continuing its "25 Days of Christmas" sweepstakes and tickets are still available for purchase for just $10. The drawings have already started, but you can still get a ticket to enter to have a chance to win over $10,000 worth of prizes. Drawings will occur before lunch is served daily at the Senior Center. Winning tickets will be placed back in the tumbler for remaining drawings• Prizes for Saturdays and Sundays will be drawn on Fridays. Winning tickets will win the prizes listed for that day. For intb or to purchase a ticket, call the Senior Center at 304- 462-5761. And, good luck! By Ryan Quinn, sponsibilities." Charleston Gazette-Mail "The Gilmer County Board For the first time since the of Education is operatinG well WestVirginiaBoardofEduca- in spite of the still somewhat tion seized control of Gilmer dysfimctionalcounty boardand County's public school system the poor relationship between halfa decade ago,a state Office some board members and the of Education Performance Au- state appointed superinten- dits report is recommending dent"theauditconcludes."The that the state school board re- OEPA Team stated the board lease its hold on Gilmer. of education office will con- Thai recommendation is de- tinue to run effectively if the spite the fact that the new re- local board members respect port - based upon an audit and tbllow their roles and:re- conducted on Oct. 27 and 28 -- sponsibilities provided in Slate notes Gil reef's state-appointed code, working with and through superintendent, Gabe Devono, the county superintendent.!' and two of its five local school "Based on evidence and in- board members told the OEPA terviews, the OEPA Team team that they opposed the re- found the current local board turn of local democracy to their and state appointed supefin- connty, tendent will not make signifi- "The superintendent op- cant progress in relations Ire- posed the ending of the state gardless of state or local con- control, stating that the board trol. Differing personalities, remained dysfunctional,politi- personal agendas,and political cized, and incapable of func- pressurewillcontinuetoplague tioning as a local board," the the improvement in supefin- report states. "He stated more tendendboard relations. Un- time wa%needed for;~ea- used school property, persgn- surerand~s6n~e~:~ff nel, and the role of the local to acclimate to their job re- board in operations will con- tinue to be a problem for the But a return of control to have to be signed by both state system's personnel department county," the audit continues. Gilmer's board could come with board President Mike Green and "Stated that return to local con- "The intention forthe initial caveats that maintain state the Gilmer board if the state trolwouldmostlikelycausethe statetakeoverofGilmerCounty power, including a possible re- board votes to return full con- current superintendent to be re- Board of Education was due to quirement that the local board trol, moved by the local board," and improper functioning of the continueemployingDevonofbr Shealsowrotethatshedidn't stated that it bel ieved "the State county board of education of- a lmmber of years. Devono have any details about a sepa- Board should maintain control fice,"theauditcontinues."This didn't return requests forcom- rate item on next week's state of the local board." issue has been satisfactorily ment, and the OEPA audit school board agenda that says While the audit notes that corrected under the state ap- doesn't have a specific recom- "Motion(s) may be considered workersinGihner'sfinanceand pointedsuperintendentandcen- mendation in this area. regarding employment actions curriculum offices"Stated that tral office staff. Therefore, it is "I haven't heard one thing related to the office of State withoutastrongsuperintendent, the recommendation of the about it," board mere- Superintendent." theboardmemberscouldrevert OEPA that full control be re- ber Carl Armour said when CurrentStateSuperintendent to micro-management of the turned to Gilmer County Board asked whether he's heard if the Michael Marti~no announced system." These employees also of Education and allow the state board would imposesuch Sept.20thatheplannedtoleave saMGdmer L capable of self- county to determine its future a caveat. Armour. who's in fa- his position June 30,2017.The management and State control operations." vor of a return of local control, next day, Maryhmd's Worces- needs to end." that "'the corn- The state board previously said he'd give anyone who ter County school district an- munityfeelsthatwithstatec°n- returned partial control of wanted the position fairconsid- nounced he was one of the two trol, the school system is not Gilmer's school system to its eration, finalists for the local superin- theirs" and "the next [excess local board after a December When contacted about the tendent position there, but on property taxi levy vote may fail 2013OEPAreview,butthenew issue,stateDepartmentofEdu- Sept. 30 the Worcester school ifthesystemremainsunderstate OEPA report recommends go- cation spokeswoman Kristin board chose the other finalist, control." ing all the way. Anderson wroteinanemail that Attachedto nextweek's state "The board of education of- A vote to return control of she didn't have any details re- school board agenda is the rice is functioning efficiently Gihner's school system to its garding what the potential "GilmerCountyCentralOffice and in compliance with State locally elected school board memorandumofunderstanding Follow Up Audit" to an audit code and lstate boardl policy," membe~ would leave Fayette between the Gilmer and state that was conducted in Febru- the audit states. "Student Co(mty as the only remaining school boards may entail. She arv. The new. late-October au- achievement is stable and in- public school system in the state did say Some sort of niemoran- dit notes that the Gilmer Scl]obl Cre~ising." still under state control, dum of understanding would GSC December Commencement Continued from page IAdistinguished individuals Who awarded an honorary doctorate merit special recognition for of public service from the insti- achievement and distinction. tution. The honorau, degree is Webb is the founder and dfl'ec- one of higher education's most " tot of Oasis Behavioral Health significant accolades and it Services in Barboursville,West serves the dual purpose of rec- Virginia. He was honored with ognizing extraordinary indi- the GSC Alumni Association's viduals and inspiring graduat- Achievement Award in 2006. ing students. It is awarded to Duringhis40yearcareer, Webb ... cont d... has served as the executive di- rectorofboth the Holistic Health Centerand Area Psychiatric and Psychotherapy Group in Hun- tington, West Virginia. Webb advised the students to be comfortable with who they are, make decisions to be happy, foster lifelong friendships, to never stop learning, practice kindness, and to keep a sense of humor. During the ceremony,a som- ber moment was observed as a posthumous honorary degree was presented Io in memory of Dejana Ludoski, who was an international student from Belgrade, Serbia. Ludoski was on track to complete her degree requirements with the Decem- ber graduating class when she tragically died in a September automobile accident. Additionally, retiring educa- tion professor Janet K. Bailey was bestowed with the title of Faculty Emerita at the event. Glenville State College Presi- dent Dr. Peter Barr concluded the ceremony by telling the graduates,"Each of you should take great pride in your success and leave this occasion proudly and ready, or nearly ready, to take your places in the world. Your family and friends and the faculty and staff of Glen- ville State College salute you." Spring semester classes at oGSC will begin on Monday, January 9, 2017. For informa- tion on enrolling and beginning your journey as a GSC Pioneer, contact the Glenville State Col- lege Office of Admissions at or (304) 462-6130. Mistaken for Multiple ',lerosis." Part By Beth W. Orenstein the Multiple Sclerosis As- No single test can deter- sociation ofAmerica."The mine a diagnosis conclu- diagnosis can also reqt ire sively, and not everyone eliminating the possible has all of the common MSmimickerdiseases,'he symptoms of MS, such as says. That leads to an MS numbness, tingling, pain, diagnosis by exclusion. fatigue, and heat sensitiv- Here are some of the con- ity.Andtocomplicatemat- ditions that are sometimes ters, the symptoms you do mistaken for multiple scle- have :may resemble those rosis: of some other condition. Lyme disease is a bacte- To figure out what's rial infection transmitted causing possible MS through a tick bite. Early symptoms, doctors look at symptoms include fatigue, your medical history, the fever, headaches,, and results of a neurological muscle and joint aches. exam, and an MRI -- and Later symptoms can in- sometimes do a spinal tap clude numbness and tJn- (alsocalledalumbar punc- glin,, , in the hands., and ff'et,e ture), says Jack Burks, as well as cognmve prob- MD, a neurologist and lems such as short-term chief medical officer for memory loss and speech MS, occurring in 22 per- .... n~ rlllfffnl nl rrnl ~11rnn1 rr [I [I [ [[I nl n [ I I II]11[ .............................. L ................................ issues. If you live in an cent of them. That said, Conversion and psy- nervesandspinalcord.But areathat's known to have headaches -- and mi- chogenic disorders areunlike MS , it usually spares Lyme disease or have re- grairtes in particular -- do conditions in which psy- the brain initsearly stages. centlytraveledtoone,your commonlyoccurwithMS, chological stress is co:n- SyrnptomsofNMOSD-- doctor will want to rule out shows a study published in verted into a physicalprob- which include sudden vi- the possibility, Dr. Burks Neurological Sciences in lem -- such as blindness sion loss or pain in one or says. April 2011. And accord- or paralysis -- for which both eyes, numbness or A migraine is a type of ing to a study published in no medical cause can be loss of sensation in the headache that can cause the Journal of Headache found. In the Neurology arms and legs, difficulty intense pain; throbbing; PaininOctober2010,theystudy on MS misdiagno-controllingthebladderand sensitivitytolight,sounds, arealsosignificantly asso- sis, I l percent of subjects bowels,anduncontroltable orsmells;nauseaandvom- ciated with other types of definitelyorprobablymis- vomiting and hiccups -- iting; blurred vision; and pain, as well as with de- diagnosed with MS actu- tendtobemoreseverethan I:ightheadedness and faint- pression, ally had a conversion or symptoms of MS. Treat- ing. A study published Migraines can be diffi- psychogenic disorder, ments for MS are ineffec- online in Neurology in cult todiagnose, anddoc- Neuromyelitis optica tire for and can even August 2016 found that a tors use some of the same spectrum disorder worsen NMOSD, so get- migraine was the most tools to diagnose the head- (NMOSD) is an inflam- ting an accurate diagnosis common correct diagno- aches as they do for MS, matory disease that, like is extremely important. A sis in study subjects who including takingamedical multiple sclerosis, attacks blood test known as the had definitely or probably history and performing a the myelin sheaths -- the NMO lgG antibody test been misdiagnosed with thorough neurologicalex- protective covering of the can help to differentiate be- amination, nerve fibers--oftheoptic tween MS and NMOSD. ................................................................ :: ......... " "" - S- ...................................... 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