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Page 2 - Thursday, December 31, 2015 - The Glenville Democrat The Glenville Pathfinder - Glenville, WV 26351 By Rebecca Young, lien account, which had not been Staff Reporter distributed since 2006. The When Lan'y Gerwig was money in that account comes elected as sheriff and began from tax sales held at the court- work in JanuaU of 2013. he house. Three years of revenue ah'eady had 12 years under his must be kept in that account at belt, se~'ing eight as a deputy all times, but Gilmer County and lbur as Chief Deputy. His hadn't distributed funds for al- record as a law enforcement most 10 years. County Corn- officer is comprehensive, but mission President Larry Chap- he also has excellent skills in mangivesSheriffGe~'igcredit managing and administrating for bringing this account up to the office as a whole. The date and dispersing this money Sheriff's Office serves two where it should have been all separate rolesin the county: Law along. Sheriff Gerwig and Chief enforcementandtaxcollecting. Tax Deputy Kim Jenkins Sheriff Gerwig also serves as worked together and got the county treasurer, which entails fimds distributed Io the proper overseeing 25 accounts plus a county departments. conservatorship. Mrs. Jenkins began working SheriffGerwigis visible and as Chief Tax Deputy in August very' much accessible. He will of 2Ol 5. She loves working with make time for anyone who the sheriff and the positive at- needs him and loves serving mosphere anaong all the em- Gilmer County. That commit- ployees makes it nice to come ment to the county is why he's to work. Besides Mrs. Jenkins, been cleaning up a paperwork Kerrie Workman and Sandra nightmare during the first two Luzader are tax deputies. They years of his administration, are the only two who receive Some programs sponsored by money from taxpayers. Ms: the Sheriff's Office were sus- Workman has been employed pended clue to mishandled tax- for five and ahalfyears and was payers' money.All revenue that in danger of losing her job due is taken in is distributed to spe- to budget cuts. She says Sheriff cific accounts and then can only Gerwig went to bat for her and be spent on specific things. For supported her in retainment of example,the feesforConcealed her position. She attests to the Carry Classes cml only be spent positive atmosphere and that forthe"bettermentofthedept." Sheriff Gerwig "put this office That money had been misused where it needs to be?' prior to Sheriff Gerwig assure- There is a lot oftmnsperancy ing office, he points out. Since in theoffice now,dueto the fact proper accounting practices that the sheriff makes itapoint began in 2013, the Concealed and his duty to know every- Carry Classes fund is at an all thingthat'sgoingon.Heisvery time high. supportive of his staff, and ap- Thebiggestfinancial coffee- preciates all that they do, and tionnnderhiswatchwasthetax they know it. It's rare to find ABOVE: GILMER COUNTY RESIDENT KENNY SELF GETTING HELP FROM A CHEERFUL KERRIE WORKMAN. BELOW: TAX DEPUTY SANDRA LUZADER HARD AT WORK ABOVE: FRONT ROW L-R: SGT. CASON JONES, DEPUTY MIKE WHEELER, CHIEF DEPUTY JOHN MOSS. BACK ROW L-R; CHIEF TAX DEPUTY KIM JENKINS, SHERIFF LARRY GERWlG, TAX DEPUTY SANDRA LUZADER, TAX DEPUTY KERRIE WORKMAN. that kind of employee satisfac- Care" form to be sent m the tion and can make it easier to child's school. This form will come to work, even with bud- not contain any specific infor- get cuts looming over their mation, mainly that the child heads, may need extra attention. Law One program that was dis- enforcement and entire school continued was the popular staffs complete tmining to help Deputy Phil Program. This klentifyandbesensitivetochild safety program teaches school trauma. This program will be age children positive,,!?ehayior ,, introduced to the Board of Edu- techniques, at their December meet- intemet cautiofi;atid reSp~{:ifbi>: ;:in;~ : :::,, authoril-y, a~;;negaiive elf'&Is .......... 2!]}::s'ilicetoworkundersome- from bullyiiig:);]t was dig:C6,i- one"~*h~!~certifiedafid worked ered that reV~.ri~eeai'~gaJ'keiJ:?t:o?::: >his~W:a},::~l? through the ranks." other;S was beiii):~isi~8 ::That'~:~iiht Set. Cason Jones to snppo~.ihi~wograuL~i*ie~ : has t~isay about Sheriff Ger- is a sepanii~e: ehtity fr0,if (he~ ::;~ wig:Sgt.iJo les has been i 1 aw henff.s office,;Ne, v, that hmgs enfom ment for years, some are in the federal wig is system at Hazelton. He again a! ia pe;{ :briiig!;it:t0 ........ admits.jh tt working for the local ~et~;~01s by' the :fil~iof''];,g0ncotild:~more exciting year. ii!:::,ili i ;: Ano Re ;:gi'o:g,:ain ;.b.elng::. kilows he has ~i" ~)t~tion for bronghttotbe::eOttrt~y:tm/~.::h!s:;: being tough and says g. L~ write direction is the "fiand,;~y;iyh~; my own ,,,other a tf~i:]f she Care" Program. wai;i:pN e,:i,, broke the law." Th~it;S~unds atocalized version bfa;la:ati6}~i harsh, but he is dedidt{dio his in itiati ve called "'DGfiidli4*g:: job and keeping the~!j!it}' safe. Childhood", begun by US The most stressNti:gSpect of torney General Eric Hokler'iff ;i:; fiie,jqb is hand li'ng;Ne courts 2010. lts aim is to bridee the