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Page 14 - Thursday, December 31,2015- The Glenville Democrat The Glenville Pathfinder- Glenville, WV 26351 TRY TO TOP THAT TURNIP! --A local farmer, John McCullough, pulled these impressive turnips out of his garden recently. The object in the center is a soccer ball with an impressive 27 inch circumference. The turnip on the left weighed, a whopping, 7•5 Ibs and also had circumference of 27 inches. The turnip on the right weighed 8.25 Ibs! Pat's Chat Pat Ridpath, Buckhannon 304-472-5102 or patschat.ridpath41 @gmail,com rO Be It's a little late to share the following - an excerpt from the editorial in the December 9 Weston (WV) Democrat by Bob Billeter. Not all of my readers get the Weston Democrat so I decided to include some of it (with his permission, of course): "Here we go again• . .[14 persons were killed and 17 wounded by a young couple who were later killed by police.].. • This happened at a place dedicated to helping people with development disabil i- ties• They help disabled kids .... [The two persons are] people who it appears believed they were doing what God willed? ... How can anyone serve God by murderi ng innocent people who are meeting to discuss charitable work?• . . I am not going to print the names of the two people• These two people don't deserve publicity. The man was born in the U. S. but his parents are from Saudi Arabia and he visited there recently and brought back a bride. He was 28 years old. His bride was 27... Leftists across the U.S. im- mediately began calling for •..gun controls. It doesn't matter that the evidence clearly shows that in areas of the country that have strict gun controls there are more gun fatalities than in areas that have gun rights. • . . 1 am going to say it again: if the American people lose their right to bear arms they will lose their freedom .... Think about it. The only people who will obey the law and get rid of their guns if they are banned are the law- abiding citizens• The revo- lutionaries are not going to give up their gnns. The criminals are not going to turn in their guns. The criminals will be the most delighted people in our country if we ban guns... • I hope - no I pray - that our countrymen will think before our country goes the way of most of the societ- ies of the past•" I received a call from Frank Albano of Mission Viejo, California that his wife, the former Betty Smith of Burnsville, died on Veteran's Day of this year. Betty was a class- mate of mine until they moved away. We included her in our class of 1951. David Parmer sent me this information: "I'm sure you will remember Betty, who was the daughter of Richard and Hazel Wilson Smith and the granddaugh- ter of Mr. and Mrs. Okey Smith of Stringtown. As you may recall, Betty was in the Burnsville High School band for several years. She graduated from Washington-Irving High School in Clarksburg. Her younger sisters, Marjorie Barker and Judy Saltzman predeceased her. " (from David Parmer on Dec. 23). I learned of the death of anotherBurnsville Alumni. I met this sweet lady at one of our Alumni get- togethers. I am so sorry to have to report her passing. Bonnie Lorene (Brown) Neal, 72, of Leesville, LA passed away at her son's home with her family at her side on December 20, 2015. Born December 12, 1943 in Orlando, West Vir- ginia to Solomon Lee and Madeline Mac 'Betty" (Fleming) Brown, she at- tended Burnsville High School. Like many Burnsville graduates, she worked for the FBI as a secretary until she met her husband, Charles Loy Neal and mmTied him in 1964• 1 also didn't know that she participated in Ham Radio Club• which my son Scott was very involved in years ago. She belonged to the United Methodist Church :in Leesville, LA. She is preceded in death by her husband Charles LoyNeal, son Michael Solomon Neal, her parents Solomon Lee and Madeline Mae 'Betty' (Fleming) Brown. brother Jackie Lee Brown, sisters Barbara Sharon Brown and Blenda Brown Ryan. She is survived by her son Norman Eric and wife Melissa Neal; grand- daughter Elizabeth and husband Joe Percival;, grandson Ryan Neal and great-granddaughter Avery Percival, all of Anacoco, LA, and many other rela- tives, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Ser- vices were today with burial following in Little Kanawha Memorial Gar- dens in Heaters, WV. You can leave messages of com- fort and memories at www.stockert-paletti.com. My deepest sympathies go out to all of Bonnie's fam- ily and friends. Pastor Jim Burrough's daughter Courtney a Happy Birthday on January 1. Happy Birthday,Courtney! (Toni Wine asked me to do that.) Maranatha! The 2016 trout stocking season that begins Monday, Jan. 4, will see several changes, according to Bret Preston, assistant chief for the Division of Natural Re- sources Wild- life Resources Section. Seven streams and one pond have been removed from the 2016 trout stocking schedule. These streams are either too small, have very limited angler access, few stocking locations, poor trout habitat, or a com- bination of these character- istics. These streams include Deer Creek in Nicholas County, Long Marsh Run in Jefferson County, Lower Cove Run in Hardy County, Mill Run of Back Creek in Berkeley County, both the North and South forks of Fishing Creek in Wetzel County, and South Fork of Potts Creek in Monroe County. The smaller of the two Larenim Park lakes was removed from the stocking list due to the lack of ad- equate vehicle access. i;~n~l Sm~ II• gger~ State Farm Age~ 52 FalrKrczJn~J R~ Glen,Nte. WV 2635], Bus: 30t..462-7f10{1 NMI.S #l~;t 16. NN N~O #34935S We have a great selection. As life changes, so do your needs. Let State Farm Bank help with a mortgage that fits your life and your budget. Let us help you make the right move, Bank with a G~d Neighbor, StateFarmB nk ~ ~t~cts aNI N~Y ces no~ avaik~ble it~ ~1 ar'eas~ i 1001306.1 State Farm Bank, E&B. 8~Jm~glon, IL ll~'~ Btfffalo Creek in Clay County has been added to the stocking schedule. Remediation from histori- cal mining activities, habi- RAINBOW TROUT tat improvement, and ac- quisition of public access made it a great candidate for put-and-take trout stock- ing. DNR personnel will stock Buffalo Creek in a 3.75,mile section in the Swandale Road area on a monthly stocking schedule• The 2016 fishing regula- tions brochure, available at license agents, WVDNR offices and online at www.wvdnr.gov, lists which waters will receive one stocking during Janu- ary. The stocking schedule is dependent upon weather and road conditions• DNR Wildlife Resources personnel will start stock- ing at a high rate to pro- mote trout distribution dur- ing periods of good stream flow. Reducing the number of trout in the hatcheries early in the year helps promote trout growth and pro- vides largerfish for anglers throughout the entire spring stocking sea- son, which con- cludes May 31. Anglers can call the Fishing Hotline at 304- 558-3399 or visit the website at www.wvd-nr.gov to find out which streams and hakes have been stocked ea/:h day. Anglers also are reminded that new fishing licenses are required for 2016 and may be purchased at a li- cense agent or online at www.w fish.com. Anglers are also encour- aged to check out DNR's online interactive map at www .m a p w v .gov/ huntfish. The map indicates which streams and lakes are stocked,,the stream section that is stocked, special fish- ing regulation areas, and driving directions to stocked waters. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Announces Changes in Recreation Day Use Fees for 2016 The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) an- nounced t(xtay that begin- ning Jan. 1,2016, the recre- -ation day use fees charged for boat launches and swim- ming beaches managed by USACE will change to a simpler fee structure. The fee for a USACE annual pass to these facilities will also change. These fees were last changed in 2002. Special Event Permit fees will also change• USACE conducted a re- view of its fee structure ear- lier this year and determined that fee changes are needed to ensure USACE fees re- main comparable and fair to The day use fee structure at USACE-managed facili- ties: * Day use fee of $5.00 will be charged per private non-commercial vehicle. * Day use fee of $2.00 per adult for walk-in or bike- in. * Day use fee of $20.00 will be charged per bus or commercial vehicle. * Children under the age of 16 are not charged a day use fee. Payment of lhe day use fee entitles the user tolaunch a boat or use any developed swimming beach at a USACE-operated recreation area for that day. A USACE annual day use those charged by other local pa~;s m,,iy be purchased for providers for similar facili- $40, which permits the ties and services, holder and accompanying passengers the daily use of facilities managed by USACE for one calendar year. For information on the new fee structure, visitors should contact their local USACE lake office. A di- rectory of lake offices is available at www.Corpslxlkes.us. USACE is the nation's largest federal provider of outdoor recreation, manag- ing more than 400 lake and river facilities in 43 states and hosting more than 370 million visits per year. With 90 percent of these recre- ation areas within 50 miles of metropolitan areas they provide a diverse range of outdoor activities close to home and to people of all ages. Weyerhaeuser Equipment Grant for GSC Continuing in their tradi- tion ofhelpi ng students learn in a hands-on environment w ith the I atest tools and tech- nology, the Weyerhaeuser Company has again awarded the Glenville State College Land Resources Department an equipment grant• The grant was recently used to purchase a log splitter for use by students in the For- estry Club and various For- est Technology courses in the department. Students in both the club and those enrolled in the Timber Harvesting Tech- Rem.m i im l es, niques course at GSC will use the splitter to gain more field experience. They also plan to use it as a service tool for the local community; the students will salvage dis- "eased, dead, or downed tim- ber on the college forest property and then sell it at a low cost as firewood. The money raised is used by the Forestry Club to go on field trips, participate in learning opportunities, and perform other community service projects. "l would personally like to thank Weyerhaeuser on behalf of all the Glenville State College Forestry Club members for the generous grant that allowed the de- partment to purchase the wood splitter. Cutting and sel ling firewood is the Club's sole means of fundraising, and with this grant we will be able to excel in the busi- ness and extend this service to the community. The split- ter works like a dream and makes cutting wood much easier! Again, we thank them for their support!" said For- estry Club President and Forest Technology student Lyndsee Gay. "This is the fourth year that we have been awarded with this grant. We are for- tunate that Weyerhaeuser supports our effort to en- hance the field experiences of our students by incorpo- rating advanced technolo- gies in our classes and in promoting community ser- vice in the Forest Technol- ogy program," said Dr. Rico Gazal, Chair of the GSC Department of Land Re- sources and Associate Pro- fessor of Forestry. GSC has previously re- ceived grants from Weyerhaenser for the pur- chase of other forestry tools in2011,2012,and 2014. Ad- ditionally, foresters Jimmy Jenkins and Clifton Moyers from the Weyerhaeuser mill in Heaters, West Virginia have been featured as guest speakers in several techni- cal courses for the program. Gazal credits Weyerhaeuser and other institutions for helping G SC's program stay on the forefront with cut- ting-edge forestry tools and equipment for use in lab classes to give students vital hands-on learning experi- ences, Students enrolled in the Glenville State College Land Resources program may choose from concentrations in applied science, business management, criminal jus- tice, environmental science, forest technology, landman technology, ,and land survey- ing technology. For more information about the grant and the program, contact Gazal at Rico.Gazal@glenv- itle.edu or (304) 462-6372•