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Page 10 - Thursday, December 31, 2015 - The Glenville Democrat The Glenville Pathfinder - Glenville, WV 26351 Merry Christmas & Happy New Year By jeanette Riffle Shock, WV Christmas will be over by the time this is printed but I wanted to share some memories with you that we were discussing here. Our son and granddaughter made it home a couple days before Christmas, on the Greyhound bus, and one day I asked everybody what they could remember about theirfirst Christmas. Myron said he remembered when he was two years old and got out of bed on Christmas morning and came flying into the living room in his one piece sleepers to see what Santa had brought him. He slid across the hard- wood floor so fast that he didn't stop until he landed under the tree. His Dad went to the rescue and pulled him out from under the tree. Luckily, he was alright and he didn't knock the tree down. Duane remembered Ugee Stumpcomingover to show his Aunt Susie how to make colored chain ropes to deco- rate the tree. He was com- ing up on three years old. -Ugee wasn't crippled up with R.A and in a wheel chair at that time.On Christ- mas Eve, he saw Hershey's Chocolate Kisses in a little toy train, under the tree. He sneaked out of bed and went in and got one and quietly went back to bed with it. He didn't like the taste of it, so he threw it behind the bed. That reminded me of my first Hershey's Kisses. There was a song I had been hearing on the radio by George Morgan about candy kisses wrapped in paper and I thought that was what he had been singing about. Duane said that there were also little pieces of taffy wrapped in paper called, Candy Kisses. I don't remember that. 1 think my first Christ- naas gifts were a black and white teddy bear, a rocking chair and a big cloth doll with a china head and hard plastic limbs. Morn called her, Betty Kay, after a little girl in Normantown named, Betty Kay Boggs. Mom used to baby sit her. She said when she would walk down to the store every day for candy bars, that little girl would follow her back home and the parents let hergo to Warner's house to visit. We have had a good Christmas. My three broth- ers all made it in here to visit and there will be rela- tives on Dtmne's side to come, yet, before the kids go back home. We had some flooding last evening but the water slowly went back down before it got up in our garage and sheds, here. The flood watch has been lifted, now. Until next time, count your blessings. There are people in the hospital and people with heavy burdens right now. Our church prayer chain has really been busy lately with the calls. Take care and God bless ! GSC Student and FFA Member Awarded National American FFA Degree Students at Glenville State College often have a variety of interests outside of their studies and on-cam- pus responsibilities. Many of them are active partici- pants in community and civic organizations. One such student has been rec- ognized for her role in the FFA organization. Kellie Kinsinger was be- stowed with the American FFA Degree at the 88th National FFA Convention & Expo which was held in Louisville, Kentucky back in October. She was among just 3,434 other students throughout the United States who received the degree this year. Kinsinger, who is from Fort Hill, Pennsylvania, is a land surveying major at GSC. Each year, the National FFA Org ation honors FFA members who show dedication to the organiza- tion through their desire to develop their potential for premier leadership, per- sonal growth, and career success through agricul- tural education. The award recognizes demonstrated ability and outstanding achievements in agricul- tural business, production, processing, or service pro- grams. To be eligible, FFA members must have earned and productively invested $10,000 through a super- vised agricultural experi- ence program in which they start, own, or hold a pro- fessional position in an ex- isting agriculture enter- prise. Recipients must also complete 50 hours of com- munity service and dem- onstrate outstanding lead- ership abilities and civic involvement. Each recipient of the American FFA ~gree re- ceives a gold American FFA Degree key, certifi- cate, and matted frame af- ter being recognized on stage at the national con- vention. Kinsinger says that be- ing in FFA, something she has done since high school, has helped her be a better student. "Participating in FFA has helped me im- mensely as a student at GSC; it teaches you life lessons, communication skills, leadership, and it's just fun. I think everyone should be in FFA," she said. In addition to honing her publ ic speaki ng and team- work skills,Kinsinger says she was able to learn more about tree identification, timber cruising, and more through the forestry com- petitions she participated in. She is a member of the Somerset County (Penn- sylvania)Technology Cen- :. ter FFA chapter and is the daughter of Pam Scoltock and Steve Kinsinger. Hike at WV State Parks and State Forests - A State Park Chief's Challenge Are you up to the "Chief's Challenge?" West Virginia State Parks Chief Sam England says 2016 is the year for hiking in West Virginia state parks and state forests~ "It's simple. 1 like to hike and I'm challenging indi- viduals or groups who en- joy our state parks and for- est trails and pathways to enjoy them as I do, on foot," England explained. The Chief's Challenge istohikeorwalk 100miles in 2016 on state park or state forest trails or path- ways. Ten miles of the 100 ]nile goal should be with a naturalist and the other 90 are solo or with friends and family at any of West Virginia state parks or for- ests. "It's an achievable goal over the course of a calen- dar year. It's also a great way to meet some out- standing naturalists and in- terpreters in our state parks system," England said. Summer state parks ac- tivities often include scheduled guided hikes, and parks with lodges and cabins frequently have scheduled hikes in the not- summer months. A First Day Hike Jan. 1, Full Moon Hikes at Cass Sce- nic Railroad, National Trails Day (June 4) and other special hikes are up- dated on the Events Cal- endar on the park system website. Groups of eight or more era:oiling in the Chief's Challenge can take advantage of booking a hike in advance with a park naturalist at mutually con- venient times. Those parks include Blackwater Falls, Tygart Lake, Twin Falls, North Bend, Cacapon and Pipestem. Participation is free, but enrollment is required. En- rollees receive a Chief's Challenge sticker soon af- ter they sign up. Informa- tion on the state parks website has stimulated early interest. "With more than 140 peolSle already enrolled, I'm encouraged with the response. It's great to have people engaged in the same hiking activities that I personally enjoy," said England. "Depending upon miles logged and in- terest, we may have fo have a great big hot cocoa party and early winter hike to celebrate." Chief's Challenge infor- mation is posted at www.wvstateparks.com/ Hikes_Watks.html and in- cludes an enrollment link and mileage log sheet. Gilmer County's Prescription Drug Drop Box Did you know the Gilmer County Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition and the Gihner County Sheriff' s Department sect]red a per- manent prescription drug drop box? It was designed to significantly reduce the prescription drugs in Gilmer County homes that are either no longer needed or outdated. Unfortunately, prescrip- tion drugs are a target of misuse and potentially theft. More often than not, individuals that abuse pre- scription drugs obtain these from the medicine cabinets of family members or friends. Law enforcement is the only entity legally able to accept these medi- cations and process them properly. Medication re- ceived will be disposed of in an environmentally friendly manner (http:// rxdrugdropbox.org/). Whatkind of medications can we put in the prescrip- tion drug drop box? Ac- ceptable medications forthe drop box are: controlled substances, any prescrip- tion medication, over the counter medications, vita- m i n s, i nhale r cartridges, pet medications, pre-loaded sy- ringes, or medicated oint- ments and lotions. Items that are not accept- able for the drop box in- clude toothpaste, shampoo, sunscreerl, peroxide, or other non-medicated per- sonal care products, as well as empty or used needles and syringes. If you have any questions regarding the prescription drug drop box, please con- tact the G ilmer County Sub- stance Abuse Prevention Coalition at (304)462- 7545, or the Gilmer County Sheriff's Department at (304)462-7441. Access to the prescription drug drop box is available Monday thru Friday from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM at the Gilmer County Sheriff's Depart- ment. Please help us pre- vent prescription drug abuse in Gilmer County! Jerry Thomas" West Vir- ginia Sports Promotions is Clarksburg Flyer 2016 pleased to announce that the 37th Annual North Central West Virginia "BUDWEISER TOUGHMAN CONTEST" will be held January 29th & 30th at the Nathan Goff Ar- mory in Clarksburg. The event is being sponsored by BUDWEISER. CHENOWETH FORD, RG HONDA-YAMAHA, CLARKSBURG CON- VENTION & VISITORS, BUREAU, BRIDGEPORT EXPRESS CARE, NORTH CENTRAL WV AIRPORT. HARRISON COUNTY EMS, ROCKO'S LIQUOR, WINE & BEER, KELLY'S IRISH PUB & RDR EN- ERGY RESOURCES. Me- dia sponsors are 97.9 WKKW and 5 NEWS WDTV. In addition to all the Toughman and Toughwoman action,on Sat- urday night January' 30th, a pro fight featuring former two time Toughman Cham- pion and undefeated pro Koty "The Lone Wolfe" Linger, of Buckhannon and a special Women's "Battle of the champion's" bout featuring two former two time Toughwoman champions, Karissa "Cherry Bomb" Lambert of Glenville vs T" I 'l~" flF Ashleigh"The Fighting Ring Girl" Clapper, of Deep Creek, Maryland. Fighter and Ring Girl reg- istrations are now being ac- cepted for the very popular event that is a single elimi- nation boxing tournament, open to area men and women, age 18 to 39, with no pro fights and limited amateur experience. Jocks,bar brawl- ers, bar bouncers and street fighters are welcome. All bouts are sched uled for three one minute rounds, with all fighters wearing padded 16 ounce training gloves, pro- tective headgear and a mouth piece. All applicants must be in good physical condition. The weight classes for both men and women are; Light- weight (up to 139 lbs), Middleweight ( 140-159), Light Heavyweight( 160-184 lbs.) and Heavyweight ( 185- 400 Ibs.). Up to $12,000 in prize monies will be awarded. Each of the men's division champions will receive $1,000 and each runner up will receive $300. Prize money for the women's di- visions may vary depending on the number of contestants and bouts. Each champion will also receive a Toughman Jacket. Each weight class runner up will receive a tro- phy. "Miss Ring Girl" will receive $1,000 and a Cedarville News JoAnnWoodyard 462-7093 A Lot of Getting Together The Christmas dinner and activities at the Senior Cen- ter lastThurs, turned outnice. There were 199 signing the book, at least that's how many I saw. The staff put calendars together of pic- tures of all year and gave them to us with a pretty Christmas cup. Our Baldwin CEOS club did well on our Christmas goodie baskets. We appreci- ate all the support. We were saddened to lose one of our Senior Satellite, and Community Club mem- bers on Cedar Creek, and a neighbor and friend, Emma Paugh. Our sympathy goes out to the family. Melvin Comes, of Sutton, stopped by to visit on his way to his mother's on Leather Bark. Rebecca and family spent the day with us on Christ- mas. We had dinner and a gift exchange. Also, Katrina and family called us and we talked. It all made our day! It was good to see Eric Gregory. He and his family were in from Texas fora few days to visit family mem- bers. It was good to get a call from Carolyn Gregory for a nice chat. They are spending the winter in Texas. Several in the area had their family in for Christ- mas. Helpful Hints It's easier to thinly slice meat if it's partially frozen. Tomatoes added to roasts will help to naturally tender- ize them. Tomatoes contain an acid that works well to breakdown meats. Whenever possible, cut meats across the grain. They will be easier to eat and have a better appearance. When frying meat, sprinkle paprika over it to turn it golden brown. Thaw all meats in the re- frigerator for maximum safety. If you're microwaving skinned chicken, wrap the dish with clear plastic wrap to keep chicken moist. Lemon juice rubbed on fish before cooking will en- hance the flavor and help maintain a good color. Scaling fish is easier if vinegar is rubbed on the scales first. Happy birthday to Rudy Powell on his birthday, Janu- ary lst.from Toni Wine. Toughman Jacket; second, third, and fourth place ring girls will each receive $200. Fighters and Ring Girls may enter online at wvtoughman.com or by call- ing 1-800-296-3897. Tick- ets go on sale on January 2nd at 10:00 am. NFPA Urges Timely Disposal of Christmas Trees With the holiday now be- hind us, O Christmas tree, how saggy are your branches? "Christmas trees are very flammable," said Lorraine Carli, the National Fire Pro- tection Association's (NFPA) vice president of Outreach and Advocacy. "Trees dry out the longer they remain in the home, and can be consumed by fire in a matter of seconds." All trees can burn, though dry ones can be engulfed by flames significantly more quickly. NFPA statistics indicate that nearly 40 percent of home fires that begin with Christmas trees occur in January. Although these fires are not common, they are much more likely to be seri- ous when they do occur. On average, one of ever}, 31 re- ported home structure Christ- mas tree fires resulted in a death. Compare that to an .... average of one death per 144 total reported home structure fires. I f available, NFPA recom- mends using the local community's recycling pro- gram for tree disposal. Trees should not be put in the ga- rage or left outside. NFPA also offers tips on removing lighting and deco- rations from trees to ensure they are taken down safely this year and in the right con- dition for Christmas 2016: Use the gripping area on the plug when unplugging electrical decorations. Never pull the cord to unplug any device from an electrical out- let, as this can harm the wire and insulation of the cord, increasing the risk for shock or electrical fire. As you pack up light strings, inspect each line for damage, throwing out any sets that have loose connec- tions, broken sockets or cracked or bare wires. Wrap each set of lights and put them in individual plastic bags, or wrap them around a piece of cardboard. Storeelectrical decorations in adry place away from chil- dren and pets where they will not be damaged by water or dampness. 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