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Gilmer County-- In the State's Center: An Abundance of Gas, Oil, and Hearty Powered by the Natural Gas Industry -- WV's most valuable new Export! Attention, Democrat Readers: Circulars enclosed this week are Shop 'n' Save of Weston and Facemire Foodland. Welcome, readers~to The Democrat! Look for these inserts that go into specified local Zip Code zones or in all papers. We editors encourage you readers to shop with these advertisers. Also, don't forget our other regular On-the-Page businesses, notably the time honored ones throughout the newspaper. Additionally, check our updates on Facebook page at Glenviile Democrat~Pathfinder! A Happy New Year to you and yoursl M/l,,,,I/,lmp, ilni/.,/,/dMdln/f,,,/,.,/e/thq"/ Small Town Newspapers Ji , Democrat 217 W Cota Street J~/~ SACK#O001 8 Shelton, WA 98584-2263 Single Copy Priee-7$ (70 plus tax) (L~N 0746-$890) Published by and for the People of Glimer County THIS WEEK'S PRAYER Hea ;en/y Father, Extend comfort for the recov- eries oflhe sick, injured.displaced or depressed,especially the fatali- ties, injured and sick around WV and world, including Wanda (Bailey) Reed. Buck Stephens, Gerry Moore, Euna Childers. Joe Exline & others needing Christ's healing touch. Prayer of the Week Father of goodness and love, hear our prayers for the sick mem- bers of our community and for all who are in need. Amid mental and physical suffering may they find consolation in your healing pres- ence. Show your mercy as you close wounds, cure illness, make broken bodies whole and free downcast spirits. May these spe- cial people find lasting health and deliverance.and so join us in thank- ing you tbr all your gifts. We ask this through the lord Jesus who healed those who believed. Amen. Also, give heart to the families of this week's deceaseds, particu- larly Velma E. Peggs, Waneta V. Strums, and Emma Lee Paugh, and to the relatives and friends of all Gilmer Countians or natives. living here or the victims of disasters and vio- lence everywhere Amen. 'Delegate arenl Boggs getUn; ready for 2016 Session" ... Page 3 This Week in WV History Dec. 31, 2007: Sara Jane Moore was released from prison alter serving 32 years for trying to kill President Ford. Moore grew up in Charleston and later moved to California, where she joined left-wing groups and be- came an FB l informant. She spent part of her incarceration at the Federal Prison Camp in Alderson. Jan. 1,1888: Jim Vance, uncle to "'Devil Anse" Hatfield. led an arson attack on the McCoy fam- ily cabin, Two of Randall McCoy's children were killed and his wife was beaten. Jan. 1,1936: Don Nehlen was born in Canton, Ohio. Nehlen, who had a record of 149-93-4 at WVU, was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2(X)5. rGILMER GOINGS MEETING AT SENIOR CENTER THURS., JAN. 7 Members of the House of Del- egates and the State Senate will be in Glenville at the Senior Center on Thurs., Jan. 7 for a meeting with the residents of Gllmer County. The meeting ~vill start at 5:00 p.m. and will be a discussion of the issues that will come before the legis- lature in the coming year. -~)~ t;',~ii+,, ,/7 i,~4"'~=',;-~ ~:*, ......... ] l Glenville City Council meet- ing on Mo , Jan. 4, 2016 at 7 3.m. at the City Halt. Sand Fork Town Council meeting at Town Hall on Mon. Jan. 4, 2016 at 7 p.m. Inside This Week Classifieds ................ ILIII;I;;;,,., 12 Editorial Page ............... . ....... 3 GGOs ............................. . ...... ;,,.. 6 Legals ........................................ 8" Obituaries ........................... ........ 6 Regional Marketplace ,.,i.,.., ..... ! 1 Sports ........................ .... 7 Meditation Moment Dec. 31, 1995 - Cartoonist Bill Watterson ends his "Calvin & Hobbes comic strip. "It's not denial. I'm just selective about the reality I accept." "The surest sign that intelligent life exists elsewhere in the universe is that it has never tried to contact US." ..Bill Watterson West Virginia's First Inter-County Elementary Only 60 Percent Full By Ryan Quinn, Education Reporter he said, Gilmer school buses are tak- Reprinted from the Charleston Gll- ing some students from the former zette-Mail, Sunday EditionTroy attendance area farther south to State School Building Authority Glenville Elementary instead of to officials say West Virginia's first in- leading Creek. ter-county elementary school, built Leading Creek Principal Kim with $103 million in SBA money, has Freeland agreed with Raines. She finds only about 60 percent of the students it unusual that Gilmer County is pro- planned for it. viding buses to help their students at- Theschool,LeadingCreekElemen- tend the more distant Glenville EI- tary, consolidated Troy Elementary, ementary. in Gilmer County and Alum Bridge Theschoolopenedthisfall.Freeland Elementary, in Lewis County. It was said it's beautiful, and students from built with 240 students in mind, and both counties have come together as a can hold as many as 280, said Scott family. But she said she believes the Raines, the SBA's architectural set- low enrollment is a financial hardship vices director, for Lewis County, which is respon- But only about 150 students attend sible for the school's finances and has the new school, Raines said, because to pay for its utilities and upkeep. The Gilmer school officials haven't redis- state school aid funding formula doles tricted some students from another school, Sand Fork Elementary. Also, Continued on page 4 A MAN OF MANY TALENTS - This week's =Folks Who Shine" is this newspaper'sveryown David Corcoran, Sr. Dr. Corcoran, known as Dave to nearly everyone, is not only the owner, editor, and publisher of The G/envi//e Pathfinder news- papers, but he is also a dear friend to many. Dave is well-known in our community for his cheery demeanor and involvement in the activities and organi- zations throughout Gilmer County. He is the past president of the Gilmer County Historical Society and DR. DAVID H. CORCORAN SR. an active member of the WV Press Association. He is also very involved with his a/ma mat~as, regularly traveling and attending reunions each year. In addition, he helped initiate the local Veteran's Day Parade honoring the Gold Star Boys andplayed a part in the origination of the Pearl S. Buck Birthplace Foundation and Museum. Dr. Corcoran is avery hardworking man, staying late at the newspaper office on deadline days to meticulously read over the newspaper before it goes to print to ensure we are putting out the best product to our newspaper customers and subscribers. Becaurs of his hard work and dedication to this newspaper business and the folks of Gilmer-County, Dr. Corcoran is this week's "Folks Who Shine." (Photo by Jeanie Swanson) Members of House and Senate to Meet with Residents at Senior Center Lowest Average: On Thurs., Jan. 7, the members of lature later in January. the West Virginia House of Delegates This meeting is open to all residents and the West Virginia State Senate of Gilmer County. who represent Gilmer County will be Those members invited include at the Gilmer County Senior Center at Delegates Roger Hanshaw and Brent 6:00 pm to meet with residents of Boggs and Senators Doug Facemire, Gilmer County for a discussion about Mike Romano, Kent Leonhardt, and issues that will come before the legis- Jeff Kessler. PSD hears more reports from Gilmer County Board of Education Potesta on upcoming projects votes on policy changes at sparsely-attended meeting By David Corcoran, Jr. still reviewing the paperwork. Stalnaker GeneralManager expressed frustration -- echoed by the After a cheery welcome by Board other Board members -- that the paper- President Bill Stalnaker, the meeting work hadn't been completed yet. got right to order at 6:05. Terry Myers of Potesta then spoke With all present, the minutes from about the new project updates and was the previous meeting were read and happy to inform the group that the pre- approved with minor corrections, liminary engineeringreportwasalmost It was revealed that there were no read),. This is the report which must be new updates in the Rt. 5 project except Continued on page 4 that the Public Service Commission is By David Corcoran, Jr. will be voted on at the next meeting. GeneralManager Board action approving Student After the quick call to order and the Transfers and School Volunteers were Pledge of Allegiance, the Gilmer also voted on and passed. County Board of Education, led by After a long discussion on policies President Williams Simmons got right regarding school 'Field Trips', it too down to business, passed. There have been several Among the items requiring Board changes, notably that the Board will action was the approval of the Minutes only have to be alerted to trips students from the previous meeting. However, make that are 'out-of-state'. Also, the there were a couple of members who request was made to either standardize requested clarifications and ! or addi- tions, so the changes were noted and Continued on page 4 i RAIN, RAIN GO AWAY - Most of our area has been experiencing a different kind of winter so far this season. Glenville and the surrounding towns have been getting hit hard with rain, including several continous hours of rain on Christmas Day. The Little Kanawha River is raised to higher levels with the highest measured at 14.47 feet on Mon., Dec. 28. Rood stage in Glenville is 23 feet and, luckily, the river is going down with the current feeding at 9.56 feet as of press time. Other parts of the county, such as the Rosedale area, were not as lucky. Many of the residents there were dealing with high flood waters late last week. Little raln is in the forecast for next week, so hopefully the Little Kanawha River will continue to go down and we will all be able to get back to normal before the typical winter snow hits Glenville and the rest of Gilmer County. By Rebecca Young, Staff Reporter From the looks of things when they Even Gilmer County's furry rest- arrived, the deer had been struggling dents receive a helping hand from the through the night to free herself with Sheriff's Office when needed. Last no success. Knowing she wouldn't Monday Dec. 21st Chief Deputy John back up, Deputy Moss and Sgt. Jones MossandSgt.CasonJoneswerecaUed figured out how to open the bars just out to investigate a deer caught be- enough to allow the deer to run out and tween two fence bars. away. OOO OOO Little Kanawha River p to Meet on The Little Kanawha River Trail's development group will meet at 5:30 p.mon Monday, January 11 at Glenville Inn Conference room. According to organizers, the agenda will focus on the following topics: An update on recent site visits of the current access points. .A review of our committees and take new sign-ups for tasks to be started early spring. Area Briefs continued on page 4