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--~ ~,~- Y ~- : ,,7 ~'- ~ ~.? ~'- ? / (ISSN O746-5890) Glenville, Gilmer County, West Virginia 26351 Published By and For Gilmer County People umber 51 Single Copy Price-35 cents (33 cents plus tax) Thursday, December 19, 1991 i/ !i' executive vice-president of the Glenville State College Foundation, Inc., presents a Parker. Dr. Steven Creasey, GSC dean of teacher education, displays Parker's winning prlze-wlnnln Five musicians from Glenville State College filled the downtown air with their renditions of several Christmas songs. On Monday, December 9, the group played inside GiI-Co Pharmacy on Main Street due to inclement weather. They played Tuesday, December 10 outside the pharmacy for the listening pleasure of merchants, shoppers and passers-by. Shown left to right is Dawn Smith, trumpet; ~im White, horn; Dan White, tuba; Amy Lopez, trombone and Marti Steiner, trumpet. a freshman atcollege to graduate educationstu- of their students." e majoring dents who are able to "think about Danny is the son of Marcia and s recently m. ucatign_in ordc ko Sherma.n M ol, a old,, evaltia[e improve eir rfor-Fork. He studied art under the in- and reflective by t of the mance and that of their students. Skilled and reflective teachers must also "plan, implement and evaluate instruction while continu- ing to reflect on their personal growth as teachers and the growth stmction of Anna Jean Rogucki at Gilmer County High School. The second place logo was de- signed by Tracy White, a senior multi-subjects major from Buck- hannon. F,= ~,1 bug' gs Gilmer County The flu virus that is sweeping the country is epidemic enough LO cio schools in some areas, but Gilmer County has not been affected that badly - yet. It seems that although absences arc higber than normal, most children arc in school and healthy. The number of absences do not tell the entire story, however, since many children could have been ill during the wcekcnd. The only closing related to children in the county was rcportcd at Gilmer County Head Start which ccascd operations for thrce days, December 11-13. On Tuesday, December 17, ,the following number of abscnccs were reported at the county's elementary schools and the high school for Monday and Tuesday, respectively: Sand Fork - 21, 13; Glenville - 47, 47; Normantown - 22, 23; Troy - 11, 10; and GCHS - 110, 116. This represents an average of 210 absences per day or 15 percent of the total enrollment for the county. GCHS had the largest percentage absent with 21 percent or about one fifth of their students out. Generally, the effect of the flu on the entire county can be realized through the increase in prescriptions being filled by the pharmacy at Rite-Aid located in Foodland Pl a. Scou Wanstreet, Rite-Aid pharmacy manager, estimated a 20 to 25 percent in- crease in antibiotic prescriptions over a normal one week period. Itts official! Levy pproVed 912-603 An official canvass of votes cast in the December 7th Special Levy election has confirmed the passage of lhe levy by a slim margin of 912-603. The canvass, conducted by the Gilmcr County Commission on Friday Decem- ber 13, resulted in one additional vote in both the "For" and "Against" columns being counted. Four other challenged ballots were disallowed. The vote in favor of the levy to provide operating funds for six organizations that will re- ceive no lunding trom the county coffers beginning July 1, 1992 was a real squeaker. Votes cast to approve the levy were 60,198 percent of the total vote of 1515. Special levies require a He also stated that sales of over-the-counter as well as prescrip- favorable vote of 60.00 percent tion cough and cold medicines have increased ..... " . in orderto pass. Only 39 pcrccnt of Gilmcr County's registered voters cast Due to the Christmas and New Year holidays, the deadline for ballots in the levy election which :- ..... ...... [ news items and/or advertising for the December 26 issue has[ xas seeking approval to raise an :: ..... : [ been changed from Monday, December23at5:00p.m.toFriday, [ additional $214,500.00 in prop- what ,;tth,,tharmrkinelotofPizzaHutwasduginordertoremovecontaminated ]December 20 at 5:00 p.m. and for the January 2 issue from[ erty taxes in each year for a [Monday, December 30 at 5:00 p.m. to Friday, l)ecember 27 at[ three year period beginning July beginreremV pavingfrmthe parkingtheprpertY'lot. When this work is complete and when the weather k :00 p.m...,]1, 1992. Residents treated with special visits, gifts and entertainment iI outside of the J. C. Baker building are of Pizza Hut's equipment is the only major work stmas spirit giving abundant at What is the true meaning of Christmas? The answer to this question changes from person to person though most people agree that the significance of the birth of Jesus Christ is the true meaning. Christmas holds a special memory or meaning that is different for each individual. For some, the holiday season is lonely and deo pressing. But, thanks to the efforts of many organizations as well as in- dividuals, Christmas is a little more special than it may have been for residents of Americare-Glenville Nursing and Rehabilitation Cen- ter. Many churches, school organi- zations, 4-H groups and individu- als pick the Christmas season to give their time, money and/or com- panionship to the residents of Americare. Many groups bring presents to the residents that some of them may not otherwise have received. Janet Poling, activities director for Americare, feels that the most important gift anyone could give to a resident is a visit. Visits are important all through the year, but especially during the holidays. Poling observed that visits from friends and family are up from when she first started six years ago. The increase in visits, she feels, is "wonderful." Poling says she is "very thankful" for the vis- its. Besides help from outside the home, Poling says that many of the staff members volunteer their time to help with decorating for Christmas and with activities. In the spirit of the Christmas season, the many people who give to the residents of Americare are recognized (along with how they contributed) below. It is the hope of the staff of Americare as well as the residents that the abund of giving will continue throughout the new year. First Baptist Church, Circle #4 - visited and brought each resident a gift; Knotts Memorial Methodist Church, Grantsville - presented a program; Baldwin Merrymakers 4-H Club - went caroling through the halls of the center; GCHS French class - sang carols in French; GSC Pioneers in Nursing - decorated each resident's door with a personalized, laminated Christmas picture and made a ban- ner for the front hall; Tanner Chapel Church - presented a pro- gram; Glenville Shooting Stars 4- H Club - presented a program; Freedom Independent Church Youth Group, Weston - presented a program; Rosedale Methodist Church - went caroling through the halls of the center;, Leading Creek Baptist Church - presented a progrmn; Enon Baptist Church, Grantsville - sent gifts; Knotts Memorial Methodist Church Women, Grantsville - visited and presented gifts; Glenville Elemen- tary Kindergarten - made paper O stockings with candy canes at- tached; Sand Fork Cub Scouts, Den #2 - made a card for each resident; Mary Davidson - brought fi'uit baskets to several residents; group of GCHS students - adopted a grandparent and brought them cards and gifts; Jack and Mary Lou Lybarger and son - dressed as Santa and Mrs. Santa and handed out gifts for both the staff Christ- mas party and the resident's party and sang carols; GSC forestry de- parmaent - donated a seven-foot Christmas tree; Foodland - do- nated partial funding for $100 shopping spree raffle; Otterbein Church - sent fruit and McDonald's, Sutton - donated or- ange drink for Christmas party. Other churches who visit once a month are Sand Fork Baptist, Trinity United Methodist, Glenville Community Church, and Crooked Run. Reverend Robert Anderson and his family of Sand Fork visit the center every Mon- day.