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Page 4 - Thursday, December 31, 2015 - The Glenville DemocratThe Glenville Pathfinder - Glenville, WV 26351 WV's First Inter-County Elementary... cont'd Continued from page ! $300,000 in local money and transfers are still controlled by ment had been sent to SBA ear- Gilmer County only gavethe county school board in lier than anticipated, but de- out money largely based on $100,000, Raines said. Gilmer, andshe'sworkingwith clinedtoelaboratewhy.Hesaid enrollment, and Leading Creek Devono, who started his po- Devono to ensure the students hethinksthelocalfacilitiesplan students are counted as Lewis sition in July 2014, after con- intendedtogotoLeadingCreek committee, which he leads, students despite the building struction on Leading Creek be- actuallydoso.Daniel saidTues- voted in either August or Sep- being on the county line. gan,said he can't find the 240- day she didn't know about stu- tember to request the phm Freeland said she has five studentfigureSBAofficialsare dents allegedly being bused to change. rooms that were intended for citing "anywhere in our docu- Glenville Elementary. He said there's a lot of sup- classes, but are now being used merits." He said, to his under- Norma Hurley, a member of port in the county to create a for other purposes, st,'mding, the idea to redistrict Gihner County's school board, "true middle school," and "'One of them is storing all Sand Fork Elementary students said any transfers werethough he didn't have an esti- the extra furniture," she said. was discarded early in the plan- Devono's sole decision. But she mate, he argued the cost would RainessaidGilmerCounty's ningstages for Leading Creek. said many parents asked to keep be minimal to turn the current actionsviolatethecounty'scon- "We've sent all the students theirstudentsinGilmerCounty, Glenville Elementary into a tracts with the SBA -- not just out there that we have to send,'" and said the board should honor middle school, noting it used to for Leading Creek, but for a Devono said. their wishes, be a kindergarten- through new school in Glenville that's Raines, however, sent the "How do you tbrce someone eighth-gradeschoolandalready supposed to open next school Gazette-Mail documents from to go from a district they pay has ~. gym and water and gas year and consolidate students the county's applications for taxes into another for educa- hookups ['or a science tab. from Gilmer's remaining el- SBAthndingthatshowthe240- tion?" Hurley said. But Sneed said the SBA put ementary schools: Glenvitle, student figure, as well as the Subject to lawmakers' ap- $12.2 million into building the Normantown and Sand Fork. plan to redistrict current Sand propriations, part of state law new consolidated elementary, "We feel like someone has Fork students, can prevent school systemsthat a cost that could have been $3 tried to pull the wool over our Harrison County Schoolslose students to inter-cotmty millionless if it were only built eyes," Raines said."... We up- SuperintendentMarkManchin, schools from seeing their funds toconsolidatetheNormantown held our obligations, we feel who led the SBA during Lead- drop immediately in one year. and Sand Fork schools. He said like everyone else should up- ing Creek's development, said Devono noted the school has he won't take the an~endment hold theirs, too." he remembers the Sand Fork only been open for a few to his board for the approval for He said Gihner Schools Su- redistricting detail, months, and said he supports it to be considered for SBA perintendentGabe Devono has Devono declined last week the concept and will make it funding. expressed no intention to stop to provide the Gazette-Mail in- work.Rainessaidthatwithmost "That's a sizable amount of transporting the former Troy fonnation on transfers from the counties losing students, inter- moneywe'vespenttheretohelp students to Glenville Elemen- Leading Creekattendancearea, count}' schools may be the only them be more efficient," Sneed tary next year. saying he wanted State Schools answer in some areas, said. "And now they want to SBA Executive Director Superintendent Michael SBA officials are also con- reopen that school." DavidSneedsaidtheSBAboard Martirano to see the data first, cemed about Gihner's request Documents the SBA pro- - which distributes general Martirano said at an SBA board to amend its facilities plan to videdalsoshowpaffofGitmer's revenue,bond proceeds and loto meeting last week that he was keepGlenville Elementaryopen past argument for closing the tery money for school construe- "just now getting involved" in as a middle school,by transfer- elementary school was that it's tion and renovation projects the issue at the level he needs ring seventhandeighthgraders "adjacent to a plastics plant around West Virginia - could to. fi'om Gilmer County High causingparentcomplaintsabout havesaved$1 millionconstruct- ThestateBoardofEducation School and sixth graders from health and safety to become ing a smaller inter-county took over the Gilmer school the new consolidated elemen- routine." school. He said the board most system in 2011 and still con- tary school. The current plan Daniel said, there's still a"lot likely would have declined to trols finance, personnel and fa- includes shutting down the ex- of discussion to take place" be- fundthepmjectentirelybecause cilities decisions there. Raines isting Glenville Elementary fore the amendment to the phm its already low enrollment is saidtheSBAhasn'tfiguredout buildingwhentheconsolidated ispossiblypresentedtothestate expected to fltrther decline, yet whoin the county is making elementary is finished,andlater school board for its separate Compared to the SBA's in- the decisions about transfers, adding seventh- and eighth- approval. She said Martirano vestment of more than $ I 0 mil- Deputy State Schools Super- graders to the school, would have to approve it first. lion,LewisCountyputinabout intendent Cindy Daniel said Devonosaidthephmamend- PSD hears more reports from Potesta on upcoming projects.., cont. anotherconversationofusing8 on Gnu' Bush's property was thefirstbillfromtheaccounting Continued from page 1 inch versus 6 inch piping, discussed. According tothe lat- firm l~r work done in Novern- filed before the first of the )'ear The next challenge for the est report from the site, it's at- bet of 2015. After a short dis- to receive the best chance for PSD will be getting people mostdone,butthere'sstitlsome cussion,theBoardseemedtobe grant monies, signed up ['or future taps (into work to do. of the opinion that they would Other funding sources would the new water lines). Currently', Under new business, paper- pay the bill when the work was beavailableincludingtheSmall the plan istospread thetap fee work had been done to get a CD done. CitiesGrant,butMyerswasun- across those who request the to assist in paying for an addi- In other business, the Board sureofthe exact paperwork ill- service until the waterprojectis tion to the prison line. John heardand approved paymentof ingdeadlines, finished. Stalnaker, however, Morris commented on the CD bills totaling $95.092.20. Discussion ensued regarding pointed out; that there would be being the funding source "with The Board then voted to go part of the plan. Apparently, "no Iwater[ bills until [the cus- the most options" foruse bythe into a quick Executive Session Myers had finished the exam of tomerl is actually getting wa- PSD.Further discussion on this at 6:38. Rt. 74 in regards to the number ter." subject was tabled until the next The next scheduled meeting offirehydrantstheywouldneed Moving back to a problem meeting, for the Gi]mel' County Public for proper fire prevention coy- presented at a previous meet- Regarding the PSD's annual Service District will be Jan. 11, erage. This then slipped into ing. the repair on the tank road audit, the group had received 2016 at the usual 6 p.m. 000 000 Continued from page ! -A discussion of the development of a Mission Statement in order to keep the group on track and to be able to corn municate our goals to the public Feel free to bring or invite anyone who may want to help with this project, asserts Kathy Gilbert, a group spokesperson. Gilmer Co. Extension's Holiday Weight Management Challenge in progress The Gilmer County Extension Office is sponsoring a Holiday Weight Management Challenge. The Challenge staffed on Dec. 14, but they are still taking sign-ups. The challenge, which ends on Feb.7,will help you become a healthier person and will assist you in maintaining, or even losing weight, over the holiday season. You can sign up as an individual or as a team. There will be prizes at the end of the challenge for both teams and individuals with the highest scores. For more information or to sign up, contact the Extension Office at 304-462-7061. Holiday Hours for MHHS Both offices, Glenville and Grantsville, will close at 2:00 p.m. on this Thurs.. Dec. 31 and be closed on New Year's Day. Newspaper Office Holiday Hours The Glem'ille Democrat/Pathfinder newspapers office will be closing at noon on New Year's Eve, this Thurs., Dec. 31. We will be closed on New Year's Day, Fri., Jan. 1. We will reopen with regnlar hours on Mon., Jan, 4. Trappers Assoc. Next Weekend The West Virginia Trappers Association will hold their Fur Auction on January 8-10, 2016 at the Gilmer County Recreation Center in Glenville. Board of Directors meeting will be Friday January 8, 2016 at 7pro. January 9, 2016, there will be a Fur Handling Clinic, noon until 5pm at the Recreation Center also. Next Fur Auction will be March 4-6,2016. For more information call Scott at 304-462-7270 or Janet at 304-477-3181 or log onto http.'//www.wvtrappers.com/ GCHS Lady Titan's Softball Bingo Sat., Jan. 23 The Gilmer County High School Lady Titan Softball team is hosting a bingo on Sat., J an 23 at the Gilmer County Senior Center. Doors open at 11:00 a.m. and the games start at noon. The prizes are Longaberger and Coach purses. Concessions, raffles, and extra games will be offered. No one under 18 years of age is permitted to play bingo or participate in raffles. All proceeds go to the Gilmer County High School softball team. For more information or to purchase tickets, contact Melissa Jedamski at bm.jedamskilO@ yahoo.corn or call Wendell Tomblin at 304-462-7182. Meeting at Senior Center On Thurs,, Jan. 7, the members of the West Virginia House of Delegates and the West Virginia State Senate who represent Gilmer County will be at the Gilmer County Senior Center at 6:00 pin to meet with residents of Gilmer County tot a discussion about issues that will come before the legislature beginning later in January,. This meeting is open to ,all residents of Gitmer County. Those members invited include Delegates Roger Hanshaw and Brenl Boggs and Senators Doug Facemire, Mike Romano, Kent Leon'hardt, and Jeff Kessler. Gilmer County Board of Education votes.., cont. back; a student entering a ha- 7 meeting, Dr. Simmons had to cared he could getthe schedule Continued from page 1 tional competition to provide inform the Board that due to a of future meetings fbrtheBoard the per-mile fees for these trips low-cost, low-impact housing; recent automobile mishap, he should tiny wish to attend. or list the fees as "estimated' in a security update walkthrough was unable to attend the meet- Regarding the contents of the the Board's paperwork. Super- of the school and the sugges- ing. schools to be closed, Mr. De- intendent Gabe Devono indi- tions from same; another stu- Superintendent Devono then vono outlined several options cated that this change could be dent winning an award for her dove into his reports. He indi- including transferring items made easily, gingerbread house through a cated that at the next Board (such as furniture) to other Since there was no 'New contestintheCommercialBak- meeting (to be held on Mort,, schools in Gilmer's region. He Business', the Board went ingclasses;~anonymousdonor Jan. 17) will regard personnel did, however, indicate that de- straight into Reports. meeting some needs for some issues. Regarding l,eading cisions regarding the disposi- Dr.Armourgaveaveryproud needy students; and,finally,the Creek and the new school being tion of these resources needed report of his last two meetings Gilmer County PSD is finally constructedinGlenville,hewitl to be done soon. Devono was withthestaffandstudentsofthe supplying the CGCC with wa- beattendingameetingonJan.6 veryhappytorelatethatthenew Calhoun-GilmerCareerCenter. ter.Healsocommentedthatthe withtheWV Schools regarding school will come 'fully fur- Seven verypositivethingshave center could soon be offering personnel changes, nished' so that nothing need be happenedthereincludingamov- Quality Control and Creative Mention was made of" the broughtfromtheotherlocations. ing Veterans Day assembly; a Thinking courses.., both of November 2015 CEFP Meet- The next regular meeting of project aimed at "catching which wouldonly help the stu- ing. Several members of the the Gihner County Board of people doing something right" dents find work. Board were not aware of the Education will be Jan. 17,2015 which has netted positive feed- Regarding the recent RESA meeting and Mr. Devono indi- at 6:30 p.m. New Year's Resolutions That By Brianna Steinhilbersive muscle soreness and the resolution band wagon. Before you wake up on even injury (and can be tax- "At the startofthe new yefir, January 1, leave these ten ingonyourhealthifyouhave we are all motivated and unhealthy tactics in 2014 and any medical conditions)." sometimes become overly make 2015 your healthiest Instead, Tom Griesel, co- excited and set unrealistic year vet. authorofTurboCh~rged,rec- goals that usually end in fail- E~xercise 7 Days a Week ommends setting a New ure," says Angeles Burke, Come January 1, navigat- Year'sresolutiontoexercise .personal trainer and fitness ingthegymfeelslikeaTimes 104times in the coming year instructor. "Set yourself up Square touristtrap.Andwith --justtwice per week. Ac- for success by starting off weight loss being one of the complishingthis manageable with small resolutions that mostpopularresolutions.it's goal will have you emerging will helpyou form good hab- no surprise that everyone is from 2015 much healthier its and help you reach your dustingofftheirsneakersand than attempting to work out endgoal in atimely and real- hitting the treadmill. But re- ever3, day and only sticking istic way." A better altema- sist the urge to log too many with it for a few' months be- five? Sasson suggests focus- hours in the gym each week. fore throwing in the towel, ingonextinguishingbadhab- "If your resolution is to in- Lose 10 Pounds by Next its instead of the numbers, crease your fitness level, do Month making weekly resolutions so gradually," says Erin While it may be mofivat- like:"lwillnoteatinfrontof Palinski-Wade, RD, CDE ing to choose a lofty resolu- the TV" or"l will bring my and author of Belly Fat Diet tion to jump-start you into lunch to work." for Dummies. "Starting a action, setting unattainable Stick to a Super Low- strenuous fitness routine out goals can be a slipper3,' slope, Calorie Diet of the blue can lead to exces- causing you to fall right off Many people drastically reduce their calorie intake to supercharge weight loss in the new year, And while you may see initial resuhs, not only is the diet unsustain- able, but consuming too few calories can negatively im- pact your health, slow your metabolism, and cause dras- tic drops in blood sugar. "Low-caloriedietsaren'tsus- tainable: they lead to binges, you don't feel well, and they can cause loss of lean body muscle mass," Sasson says. If losing weight is on your to-do list this year, choo'sing a healthy calorie ranoe you are able to be consistent wffh is key. "For weight loss, on average, women should aim for the 1200 to 16(X) calorie range and men for the 1600 t~ 2000 calorie range," says Palinski-Wade. "This range Your promotes a slow, steady rate of weight loss that can be maintained." Stock Up on "Diet" Foods If you're trying to over- haul your eating habits, stocking up on packaged, low-calorie diet foods may seem like the quickest route to success. However, pro- cessed foods like energy bars and protein shakes are often packed with sugar and artifi- cial ingredients. Instead, stock up on foods that are naturally low calorie, like fruits and vegetables, which offer up more nutritional value, while keeping calo- ries in check. Make it a goal to try a new produce item every week - whether it's a different green in your salad or an exotic fruit you always bypass on the shelf. Health Quit "Enter Bad Habit Here" Cold Turkey Whether it's a scxta addic- tion, smoking, or a love for potato chips, we all have bad habits we vow to kick come January I. But cutting them out altogether can backfire, making you feel deprived and more likely to give in to cravings. "1 recommend try- i ng to phase or wean yourself off of your habit in order to form new, healthier habits,'" says Burke.Tl7 replacing one soda a day with a flavored seltzer or munching on air- popped popcorn to quell your chip cravings. "'Finding healthier alternatives sets yourself up for success rather than immediately breaking the resolution by falling back on your old habits when times get too difficult," Burke adds. 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