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Verizon Kisses Unlimited Data Plans Goodbye

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Verizon Wireless has confirmed that unlimited data plans for new smartphone customers will be withdrawn on July 07, 2011 and replaced with a tiered plan.

Verizon spokeswoman Brenda Raney confirmed to FierceWireless that the unlimited plans were on the way out.

The tiered monthly plans will be as follows:

    $30 - 2 GB

    $50 - 5 GB

    $80 - 10 GB

On top of this there will be a $20 monthly charge for those wanting to tether devices to a smartphone, and an overage charge of $10 per GB.

Feature phone users will be able to pay $10 for 75MB.

Existing customers, along with those who upgrade on or after July 07, 2011 will be able keep their unlimited smartphone data plan.

Note: 100MB equals about 10 minutes of standard definition YouTube video or 200 ‘typical’ web pages.

Orlando: Kevin Spencer Concert - 07.09.11

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It is that time once again.

“Kevin Spencer” as seen on Gaither DVD’s will be appearing in person at The Clover Fork Singing Grounds in Orlando, WV, Saturday, July 09, 2011, rain or shine.

There will be local singing at 11:00 AM.

Kevin will begin at 12:00 Noon.

Shelter and seating will be provided but you may enjoy sitting on your own lawn chair so feel free to bring it along.

Refreshments will be served.

There will be no admission charge.

There is plenty of parking, so come and enjoy and afternoon of fun, food and fellowship and some good old Southern Gospel music on a sunny afternoon (we hope).

Either way, I’m sure you will have a great day of fellow-shipping and hearing God’s word in song.

Contact Willie Shaver at 304.853.2418.

See you there!

Rockefeller Votes to Support Veteran Benefits

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Senator Jay Rockefeller voted for six separate bills, all of which will benefit veterans’ health care, employment, education, compensation and rehabilitation. The bills, three of which Rockefeller co-sponsored and worked to win support for, were approved in the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee and will now head to the Senate floor.

“Our country’s support for service men and women is one of our most sacred commitments,” said Rockefeller, the former Chairman of the Veterans Committee.  “The physical and emotional struggles that many of our veterans endure, even once they return home are challenging. Their transition is not any easy one. Returning veterans deserve targeted help to join the civilian job markets and veterans on fixed incomes need to get the cost-of-living adjustment that they deserve to keep pace with inflation. Veterans have put their lives at risk to protect each of us, putting their country above everything else.  By ensuring that have our support while they are in active duty and after they return home, we are showing our commitment to them.”

The following bills passed in the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee:


The Hiring Heroes Act of 2011 (Rockefeller is a cosponsor)

•      Improves the provision of Federal transition, rehabilitation, vocational, and unemployment benefits to members of the Armed Forces and veterans.


The Veterans’ Compensation Cost-of-Living Adjustment (COLA) Act of 2011 (Rockefeller is a cosponsor)

•      Provides for a COLA for veterans based on the Social Security COLA.


The Caring for Camp Lejeune Veterans Act of 2011

• Provides furnished hospital care, medical services, and nursing home care to veterans and family who were stationed at Camp Lejeune, NC, while the water was contaminated. The VA will administer the program, but the Department of Defense is offsetting the costs.


S. 572 A bill to repeal a ban of collective bargaining for VA Employees (Rockefeller is a cosponsor)

•      Repeals the prohibition on collective bargaining with respect to matters regarding compensation of VA employees, including nurses.


The Veterans’ Educational Improvements Act of 2011

• Protects GI bill veterans currently enrolling in certain educational programs who would otherwise be subject to a reduction in educational assistance benefits.

The Veterans Programs Improvement Act of 2011

•      A comprehensive package of improvements including health care, housing and homeless programs, and other provisions.

2010 Gilmer County PSD Consumer Confidence Report

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The 2010 Consumer Confidence Report is available for your inspection at the Public Service District Office during regular office hours.

The report indicates the quality of drinking water you receive from the Gilmer County Public Service District.

This report will not be mailed so a copy will be provided to you upon request.

If you have any questions or comments concerning your drinking water, please contact Brenda Lawson at 304.462.4272.

Gilmer County Public Service District
Brenda Lawson, General Manager

Glenville: Yard Sale – July 08-09, 2011

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Yard Sale Friday, July 8th and Saturday, July 09, 2011 at Sheridan Street in Glenville, WV - Camden Flats area.

9:00 AM to 5:00 PM each day.

XXX men’s clothing, antique embossed tin dome top trunk, old fireplace mantle, hickory rocker, large glass patio table & 4 chairs, collectibles.

Something for everyone.

G-Comm™: VIPR Searches and the American Citizen: ‘Dominate. Intimidate. Control.’

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“They’re trying to scare the pants off the American people that we need these things… Fear is a commodity and they’re selling it. The more they can sell it, the more we buy into it. When American people are afraid, they will accept anything.”—Kate Hanni, passengers’ rights advocate

“Uncontrolled search and seizure is one of the first and most effective weapons in the arsenal of every arbitrary government…Among deprivations of rights, none is so effective in cowing a population, crushing the spirit of the individual and putting terror in every heart.”— Justice Robert Jackson, chief U.S. prosecutor at the Nuremberg Trials


The transition to a police state will not come about with a dramatic coup d’etat, with battering rams and marauding militia. As we have experienced first-hand in recent years, it will creep in softly, one violation at a time, until suddenly you find yourself being subjected to random patdowns and security sweeps during your morning commute to work or quick trip to the shopping mall.

Perhaps you have yet to experience the particular thrill, and I use that word loosely, of being manhandled by government agents, having your personal possessions pawed through, and your activities and associations scrutinized. If so, not to worry. It’s only a matter of time before more and more Americans will experience such a military task force knocking at their door. Only, chances are that it won’t be a knock, and they might not even be at home when government agents decide to “investigate” them. Indeed, as increasing numbers of Americans are discovering, these so-called “soft target” security inspections are taking place whenever and wherever the government deems appropriate, at random times and places, and without needing the justification of a particular threat. Worse, not only is this happening with the blessing of the Obama administration but at its urging.

What I’m describing—something that was once limited to authoritarian regimes—is only possible thanks to an unofficial rewriting of the Fourth Amendment by the courts that essentially does away with any distinctions over what is “reasonable” when it comes to searches and seizures by government agents. The rationale, of course, is that anything is “reasonable” in the war on terrorism. What the powers-that-be understand—and Americans remain oblivious to—is the fact that by constantly pushing the envelope and testing the limits of what Americans will tolerate, the government is thus able to ratchet up the level of intrusiveness that Americans consider reasonable.

The latest test of our tolerance comes from the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), the same agency that continues to make headlines with its intrusive airport searches of travelers. Most recently, for example, TSA agents at a Florida airport forced a 95-year-old wheelchair-bound cancer patient to remove her adult diaper during the course of a security check. This comes on the heels of numerous reports about travelers of all ages—most of whom clearly do not in any way fit the profile of a terrorist—being subjected to equally invasive searches and unreasonable demands by government agents, what one journalist refers to as “ritualized humiliation of travelers.”

Now, thanks to TSA Chief John Pistole’s determination to “take the TSA to the next level,” there will soon be no place safe from the TSA’s groping searches. Only this time, the “ritualized humiliation” is being meted out by the serpentine-labeled Visible Intermodal Prevention and Response (VIPR) task forces, comprised of federal air marshals, surface transportation security inspectors, transportation security officers, behavior detection officers and explosive detection canine teams. At a cost of $30 million in 2009, VIPR relies on 25 teams of agents, in addition to assistance from local law enforcement agencies as well as immigration agents. And as a sign of where things are headed, Pistole, himself a former FBI agent, wants to turn the TSA into a “national-security, counterterrorism organization, fully integrated into U.S. government efforts.” To accomplish this, Pistole has requested funding for an additional 12 teams for fiscal year 2012, bringing VIPR’s operating budget close to $110 million.

VIPR is the first major step in the government’s effort to secure so-called “soft” targets such as malls, stadiums, bridges, etc. In fact, some security experts predict that checkpoints and screening stations will eventually be established at all soft targets, such as department stores, restaurants, and schools. Given the virtually limitless number of potential soft targets vulnerable to terrorist attack, subjection to intrusive pat-downs and full-body imaging will become an integral component of everyday life in the United States. As Jim Harper of the Cato Institute observed, “The natural illogic of VIPR stings is that terrorism can strike anywhere, so VIPR teams should search anywhere.”

For now, under the pretext of protecting the nation’s infrastructure (roads, mass transit systems, water and power supplies, telecommunications systems, and so on) against criminal or terrorist attacks, these VIPR teams are being deployed to do random security sweeps of nexuses of transportation, including ports, railway and bus stations, airports, ferries and subways. VIPR teams are also being deployed to elevate the security presence at certain special events such as the Democratic National Convention. Sweep tactics include the use of x-ray technology, pat-downs and drug-sniffing dogs, among other things. Unfortunately, these sweeps are not confined to detecting terrorist activity. Federal officials have admitted that transit screening is also intended, at least in some instances, to detect illegal immigration or even cash smuggling.

Incredibly, in the absence of any viable threat, VIPR teams—roving SWAT teams, with no need for a warrant—have conducted 8,000 such searches in public places over the past year. For example, in February 2011, a VIPR team conducted a raid at an Amtrak station in Georgia, not only patting down all passengers—both adults and small children alike—entering the station but also those departing. In a characteristic display of incompetence, TSA agents co-opted the station and posted a sign on the door informing patrons that anyone who entered would be subject to mandatory screening (this, despite the fact that boarding passengers can easily bypass the station entirely and access the boarding area directly). One officer rummaged through a passenger’s hand luggage and even smelled her perfume. A vacationing firefighter roped into the search commented, “It was just not professional. It was just weird…we are being harassed by the TSA.” In fact, when Amtrak Police Chief John O’Connor was informed of VIPR’s activities, he “hit the ceiling” and banned VIPR personnel from entering Amtrak property.

These raids, conducted at taxpayer expense on average Americans going about their normal, day-to-day business, run the gamut from the ridiculous to the abusive. In Santa Fe, TSA agents were assigned to conduct searches at a high school prom. At the port of Brownsville, in Texas, VIPR units searched all private and commercial vehicles entering and exiting the port. Although the TSA admitted the search was not conducted in response to any specific threat, VIPR agents nonetheless engaged in “thorough” inspections of each and every vehicle. In a training exercise in Atlanta, VIPR teams allegedly arrested a man after discovering a small amount of marijuana in his semi-trailer. In San Diego, a VIPR investigation at a trolley station resulted in the deportation of three teenagers apprehended on their way to school.

In April 2011, Homeland Security official Gary Milano stated that VIPR teams involved in a raid at a Tampa bus station, again conducted in the absence of any threat, were there “to sort of invent the wheel in advance in case we have to, if there ever is specific intelligence requiring us to be here. This way us and our partners are ready to move in at a moment’s notice.” He added, “We’ll be back. We won’t say when we’ll be back. This way the bad guys are on notice we’ll be back.”

Likewise, in an intimidating display of force in June 2011, VIPR conducted a vast training exercise—that is, a military raid—covering more than 5,000 square miles’ worth of crucial infrastructure sites such as bridges, gas lines, and power plants between Ohio, West Virginia, and Kentucky. The raid included members of 70 different agencies, over 400 state and federal agents, Black Hawk helicopters, fixed wing aircraft, and Coast Guard vessels. Although the surveillance activities constituted an exercise rather than a response to an actual terrorist threat, the sweep was clearly calculated to produce a deterrent effect. According to TSA official Michael Cleveland, the purpose of the exercise was to “have a visible presence and let people know we’re out here…It can be a deterrent.”

The question that must be asked, of course, is who exactly is the TSA trying to target and intimidate? Not would-be terrorists, given that scattershot pat-down stings are unlikely to apprehend or deter terrorists. In light of the fact that average citizens are the ones receiving the brunt of the TSA’s efforts, it stands to reason that we’ve become public enemy number one. We are all suspects. And how does the TSA deal with perceived threats? Its motto, posted at the TSA’s air marshal training center headquarters in the wake of 9/11, is particularly telling: “Dominate. Intimidate. Control.”

Those three words effectively sum up the manner in which the government now relates to its citizens, making a travesty of every democratic ideal our representatives spout so glibly and reinforcing the specter of the police state. After all, no government that truly respects or values its citizens would subject them to such intrusive, dehumanizing, demoralizing, suspicionless searches. Yet by taking the TSA’s airport screenings nationwide with VIPR and inserting the type of abusive authoritarianism already present in airports into countless other sectors of American life, the government is expanding the physical and psychological scope of the police state apparatus.

VIPR activities epitomize exactly the kind of farcical security theater the government has come to favor through its use of coded color alerts and other largely superficial yet meaningless maneuvers. These stings do, however, inculcate and condition citizens to a culture of submissiveness towards authority and regularize intrusive, suspicionless searches as a facet of everyday life. In April, for instance, at a Tampa bus station, VIPR patted down passengers and used dogs to search the luggage. That type of small-scale, random operation provides little actual value but does impart to some citizens a false sense of security. A passenger in Tampa, for instance, commented, “I feel safe, knowing that I get on a bus and I’m not going to blow up.”

It’s an ingenious plan: the incremental ratcheting-up of intrusive searches (VIPR searches are not yet widespread), combined with the gradual rollout of VIPR teams permits the normalization of TSA activities while inciting minimal resistance, thereby muting dissent and enabling the ultimate implementation of totalitarian-style authoritarianism..

Sadly, this repeated degradation by government officials of Americans engaged in common activities inevitably normalizes what is essentially an abusive relationship to such an extent that authority figures are permitted to trample Americans’ constitutional rights with impunity. And those abused are prevented even from protesting. Reinforcing this latter point is the TSA’s recent admission that those who merely exercise their First Amendment rights by complaining about intrusive airport security exhibit a behavioral indicator of a “high risk” passenger that, in combination with other behavioral indicators, warrants additional screening.

The expansion of the police state is also fueled by the dynamics present in the relationship between a politician and his constituents. Popular anger over government policies is difficult to sustain for an extended period of time. Outrage over the TSA scanners, for instance, will have substantially diminished by the time the next election cycle occurs. Thus, in many cases, politicians have little incentive to roll back the national security apparatus. In the other direction, however, the incentives are substantial: a politician who dismantles portions of the police state risks being labeled soft on terrorism. The trend, therefore, is to strike a politically cautious balance by incrementally expanding the national security bureaucracy, thereby avoiding inciting civil libertarian outrage.

TSA and VIPR searches also indoctrinate children to accept pat-downs, full-body scans, and the like, as a regular component of the relationship between government and its citizens. In this way, police state tactics will gradually grow in acceptance as simply “the way things are.” A child who has been molested by government officials since before he could read is unlikely to question such activities as an unjustified exercise of authority when an adult.

Furthermore, the normalization of intrusive searches arguably reworks the content of the protections provided by the Constitution, particularly the Fourth Amendment. Increasing use of pat-downs and other controversial screening procedures changes the definition of what is a “reasonable” search and seizure from a cultural perspective and therefore actually re-engineers the constitutional fabric by altering the definition of what is “reasonable” under the Fourth Amendment.

The increasing deployment of VIPR teams, obviously, also drastically undermines the right to privacy. There is both an intrinsic and instrumental value to privacy. Intrinsically, privacy is precious to the extent that it is a component of liberty. Part of citizenship in a free society is the expectation that one’s personal affairs and physical person are inviolable so long as one remains within the law. A robust conception of freedom includes the freedom from constant and intrusive government surveillance of one’s life. From this perspective, Fourth Amendment violations are objectionable for the simple fact that the government is doing something it has no license to do, i.e., invading the privacy of a law-abiding freeman by monitoring his daily activities and laying hands on his person without any evidence of wrongdoing.

Privacy is also instrumental in nature. This aspect of the right highlights the pernicious effects, rather than the inherent illegitimacy, of intrusive, suspicionless surveillance. Encroachments on individual privacy undermine democratic institutions by chilling free speech. When citizens—especially those espousing unpopular viewpoints—are aware that the intimate details of their personal lives are pervasively monitored by government, or even that they could be singled out for inferior treatment by government officials as a result of their First Amendment expressive activities, they are less likely to freely express their dissident views. The chilling effect results from a host of government surveillance activities, including warrantless wiretapping and particularly the aggressive, Cointelpro-like tactics employed by the FBI.

Countless other examples also illustrate the potential chilling effects of TSA activity. For instance, when a group of peace protesters composed of high school students and Catholic priests and nuns were detained at an airport after showing up on a federal watch list, a sheriff’s deputy, according to one member of the group, explained, “You’re probably being stopped because you are a peace group and you’re protesting against your country.”

There are other ramifications to the widespread implementation of these VIPR teams, not the least of which is the further solidifying of a security-industrial complex. Political incentives inherent in the police state render it extremely difficult to dismantle the security bureaucracy once it has been implemented. Vested interests impede political change: as the number of individuals employed by the TSA expands, by definition, so does the political constituency opposed to reducing the size of the security bureaucracy. Like many constituencies that comprise the corporate state, TSA employees have a vested interest in ensuring the continuation and expansion of governmental programs from which they benefit directly, regardless of whether these programs effectively serve compelling national interests.

Moreover, corporate lobbying exerts enormous pressure on the security bureaucracy to expand its activities and procure additional equipment and technology to aid in the so-called “war on terror.” The availability of vast sums of relatively unmonitored stimulus money encourages government expenditures on products backed by powerful lobbying groups but with little value from a national security perspective. For instance, from mid-2009 through late 2010, $118 million in stimulus funds was used to purchase full-body scanners from Rapiscan, despite the scanners’ questionable effectiveness. Not coincidentally, Rapiscan is a former client of the consulting firm headed by Michael Chertoff, former head of the Department of Homeland Security. Although Chertoff denies marketing Rapiscan’s technology to the TSA, he has frequently advocated the adoption of security products that align with his investments. Chertoff, however, is not an isolated player: the corporate-governmental partnership in Washington centered on the growth of the national security state thrives on a revolving door of governmental officials/lobbyists who barter contracts and favors without regard to their actions’ effect on national security.

This brings me back to VIPR, whose deployments at present are essentially expansions of the procedures implemented by the TSA in airports nationwide. Because the number of potential soft targets is limitless and VIPR’s funding is relatively constrained at present, the effects of VIPR have not yet been noticed by the vast majority of Americans. However, the consequences should not be dismissed lightly.

The goal of VIPR is to have an omnipresent anti-terrorist force deployed at every moderate or high-density site: malls, stadiums, restaurants, grocery stores and so on. Expanding VIPR to its logical conclusion necessitates a police state. Additionally, VIPR, by expanding intrusive searches beyond the spatially circumscribed confines of airports, regularizes abusive behavior by government officials and inculcates submissiveness and subservience on the part of the average citizen.

In effect, VIPR paves the way psychologically for the implementation of totalitarian apparatuses of control. Furthermore, by entrenching frequent, intrusive searches in the American mindset as an unquestioned component of everyday life, programs like VIPR actually serve to reduce the level of protection afforded citizens by the Constitution. And once VIPR has accrued a sufficient bureaucracy, it will be virtually impossible to eradicate.

~~  by John Whitehead ~~

Upcoming Movies - 07.08.11

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Zookeeper

Opens Friday, July 08, 2011 | Runtime: 1 hr. 44 min.

PG - Some rude and suggestive humor and language

In ‘Zookeeper,‘ Kevin James plays Griffin Keyes, a kind-hearted zookeeper who is convinced the only way to get a girl in his life is to quit his job. The zoo animals, in a panic, decide to break their time-honored rule of not talking to humans and teach Griffin the ways of the wild so he can find a mate and stay at the zoo.

Cast: Kevin James, Rosario Dawson, Leslie Bibb, Ken Jeong, Donnie Wahlberg

Director: Frank Coraci

Genres: ComedyFamily-Oriented Comedy

 

 

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Horrible Bosses

Opens Friday, July 08, 2011 | Runtime: 1 hr. 40 min.

R - Crude and sexual content, pervasive language and some drug material

Nick (Jason Bateman), Dale (Charlie Day) and Kurt (Jason Sudeikis) are workers who would like nothing better than to grind their oppressive employers into the dirt. Quitting their jobs is not an option, so—fueled by alcohol and dubious advice from a shady ex-convict (Jamie Foxx)—the men devise a complex and seemingly foolproof plan to permanently rid themselves of their terrible bosses. The problem is, any plan is only as clever as the brains behind it.

Cast: Jason Bateman, Jason Sudeikis, Charlie Day, Jennifer Aniston, Kevin Spacey, Jamie Foxx, Colin Farrell

Director: Seth Gordon

Genres: Black ComedyComedyWorkplace Comedy

G-OB™: Gilmer County Schools Employment – General Maintenance Worker, … 07.05.11

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Heating and Air Conditioning Mechanic II / Electrician II/ Plumber II/ General Maintenance Worker


RESPONSIBILITIES:

• Install, repair and maintain heating and air conditioning plants and equipment

• Install, repair and maintain electrical system, including related equipment and appliances

• Install, repair and maintain plumbing and drainage system, including related equipment and appliances

• Perform repairs to buildings and related equipment


QUALIFICATIONS:

• Hold High School Diploma or GED, or be enrolled in an approved adult education course to obtain GED

• Hold classification title in categories of employment or meet the definition of the job title(s) pursuant to WV Code 18A-4-8c

• Hold Journeyman Electrician License issued by WV State Fire Marshal

• Hold certifications as an HVAC technical from an EPA certified institution

• Possess the knowledge, skills and ability to successfully carry out the responsibilities of the position


Salary:

Based on Professional Salary Scale for Degree and Experience


Closing Date:

07.13.2011


EMPLOYMENT TERM:

2011 – 2012 School Year (250 days) 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM **


SALARY:

Based on Gilmer County Salary Scale, commensurate with job classification and years of service

MUST BE RECEIVED BY:

Tuesday, July 12, 2011 – 3:00 PM


Apply to:

Ronald Blankenship, Superintendent
Gilmer County Schools
201 N. Court Street
Glenville, WV 26351

Fax: 304.462.5103

** Beginning date and number of employment days will be prorated/adjusted for the current school year.


As required by federal laws and regulations, the Gilmer County Board of Education does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, marital status, disability, age and national origin in employment and in the administration of any of its education programs or activities.  Inquires may be directed to Title IX Coordinator, Gilmer County Board of Education, 201 N. Court Street, Glenville, WV 26351, phone 304.462.7386; to the Elimination of Sex Discrimination Program Coordinator, 304.558.7864; or the US Department of Education’s Director of the Office of Civil Rights, 215.596.6795.

G-OB™: Gilmer County Schools Employment – Sports – 07.06.11

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GILMER COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL:
  Head Mini-Titan Football Coach
  Mini Titan Cheerleading Coach
  Golf Coach
  Head Varsity Girls Basketball
  Assistant Varsity Girls Basketball Coach
  Head Mini Titan Girls Basketball Coach
  Head Mini Titan Boys Basketball Coach
  Head Varsity Softball Coach
  Assistant Varsity Softball Coach
  Assistant Varsity Boys Track Coach
  Assistant Varsity Girls Track Coach
  Mini Titan Girls Track Coach
  Mini Titan Boys Track Coach
  Assistant Varsity Boys Basketball Coach
  Auxiliary Varsity Boys Basketball Coach
  Auxiliary Mini Titan Football Coach
  Auxiliary Mini Titan Girls Basketball Coach
  Auxiliary Mini Titan Boys Basketball Coach
  Assistant Varsity Baseball Coach
  Assistant Varsity Football Coach


GLENVILLE ELEMENTARY:
  Elementary Boys Basketball Coach
  Elementary Girls Basketball Coach
  Elementary Cheerleading Coach


NORMANTOWN ELEMENTARY:
  Elementary Boys Basketball Coach
  Elementary Girls Basketball Coach
  Elementary Cheerleading Coach


SAND FORK ELEMENTARY:
  Elementary Boys Basketball Coach
  Elementary Girls Basketball Coach
  Elementary Cheerleading Coach


TROY ELEMENTARY:
  Elementary Boys Basketball Coach
  Elementary Girls Basketball Coach
  Elementary Cheerleading Coach


FOR THE POSITION OF HEAD ATHLETIC COACH


REPORTS TO:

Principal/Athletic Director


JOB GOAL:

To assist with participating student to achieve a high level of skill, an appreciation for the values of discipline and an increased level of self-esteem.


RESPONSIBILITIES:

Professional and Interpersonal Relations

01. cooperates with building principal,

02. cooperates with athletic director,

03. develops rapport with coaching staff within the school,

04. organizes coaching staff,

05. develops positive relationship with participants,

06. develops positive relationship with student body,

07. develops positive relationship with faculty,

08. develops positive relationship with parents and community,

09. develops positive relationship with game officials,

10. develops positive relationship with news media,

11. develops positive relationship with opponents,

12. employs appropriate conduct during games,

13. employs appropriate conduct during practices,

14. attends league, conference and WVSSAC,

15. participates in activities that foster professional growth and development,

16. motivates staff and players toward desired goals, and commands respect by example in appearance, manners, behavior and language.


Coaching and Related Areas

17. develops high caliber and quality instruction,

18. teaches fundamental skills,

19. handles athletic injuries,

20. cares for equipment,

21. supervises participants and disciplines team appropriately,

22. designs quality organization of practice sessions,

23. designs pre-season planning,

24. supervises managers and other support personnel,

25. manages budget,

26. follows purchasing procedures,

27. initiates game organizational skills,

28. follows board of education, league, conference, and WVSSAC policies,

29. devotes time and energy to coaching duties,

30. follows end of season procedures,

31. performs other duties as assigned by principal/athletic director.


QUALIFICATIONS:

•  Hold or qualify for West Virginia Certificate as required under State Board Policy 5202

•  Possess the knowledge, skills and ability to successfully carry out responsibilities of the position.

 

Salary:

GILMER COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL:
  Head Mini-Titan Football Coach - County Supplement – $1,400
  Mini Titan Cheerleading Coach - County Supplement – $800.00
  Golf Coach - County Supplement – $800.00
  Head Varsity Girls Basketball - County Supplement – $2,500.00
  Assistant Varsity Girls Basketball Coach - County Supplement – $1,600.00
  Head Mini Titan Girls Basketball Coach - County Supplement – $800.00
  Head Mini Titan Boys Basketball Coach - County Supplement – $800.00
  Head Varsity Softball Coach - County Supplement – $1,500.00
  Assistant Varsity Softball Coach - County Supplement – $800.00
  Assistant Varsity Boys Track Coach - County Supplement – $600.00
  Assistant Varsity Girls Track Coach - County Supplement – $600.00
  Mini Titan Girls Track Coach - County Supplement – $600.00
  Mini Titan Boys Track Coach - County Supplement – $600.00
  Assistant Varsity Boys Basketball Coach - County Supplement – $1,600.00
  Auxiliary Varsity Boys Basketball Coach - County Supplement – $1.00
  Auxiliary Mini Titan Football Coach - County Supplement – $1.00
  Auxiliary Mini Titan Girls Basketball Coach - County Supplement – $1.00
  Auxiliary Mini Titan Boys Basketball Coach - County Supplement – $1.00
  Assistant Varsity Baseball Coach - County Supplement – $800.00
  Assistant Varsity Football Coach - County Supplement – $2,000.00


GLENVILLE ELEMENTARY:
  Elementary Boys Basketball Coach - County Supplement – $600.00
  Elementary Girls Basketball Coach - County Supplement – $600.00
  Elementary Cheerleading Coach - County Supplement – $600.00


NORMANTOWN ELEMENTARY:
  Elementary Boys Basketball Coach - County Supplement – $600.00
  Elementary Girls Basketball Coach - County Supplement – $600.00
  Elementary Cheerleading Coach - County Supplement – $600.00


SAND FORK ELEMENTARY:
  Elementary Boys Basketball Coach - County Supplement – $600.00
  Elementary Girls Basketball Coach - County Supplement – $600.00
  Elementary Cheerleading Coach - County Supplement – $600.00


TROY ELEMENTARY:
  Elementary Boys Basketball Coach - County Supplement – $600.00
  Elementary Girls Basketball Coach - County Supplement – $600.00
  Elementary Cheerleading Coach - County Supplement – $600.00


Closing Date:

08.01.2011   Open Until Filled


Apply to:

Ronald Blankenship, Superintendent
Gilmer County Schools
201 N. Court Street
Glenville, WV 26351

Fax: 304.462.5103


As required by federal laws and regulations, the Gilmer County Board of Education does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, marital status, disability, age and national origin in employment and in the administration of any of its education programs or activities.  Inquires may be directed to Title IX Coordinator, Gilmer County Board of Education, 201 N. Court Street, Glenville, WV 26351, phone 304.462.7386; to the Elimination of Sex Discrimination Program Coordinator, 304.558.7864; or the US Department of Education’s Director of the Office of Civil Rights, 215.596.6795.

Bon Appétit: Creamy Shrimp Linguine

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Ingredients:
8 ounces uncooked linguine
2/3 cup chopped onion
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 1/2 teaspoons dried oregano
3 tablespoons butter or margarine
3/4 cup whipping cream
3/4 cup shredded Swiss cheese
3/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
1 pound small, cooked shrimp, peeled and deveined


Directions:

Cook linguine according to package directions.

Meanwhile, in a saucepan, saute the onion, garlic and oregano in butter until onion is crisp-tender.

Gradually add the cream and cheeses; cook and stir over low heat until cheese is melted.

Add the shrimp; heat through.

Drain linguine; top with shrimp mixture.

Daily G-Eye™ : 07.07.11

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Mamma and her twins.. Linn,WV


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Send your photo(s) to “tellus@gilmerfreepress.net”

Stargazing - 07.07.11

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The giant planet Saturn stands to the upper right of the Moon this evening.

It looks like a golden star.

The true star Spica, which is the brightest star of the constellation Virgo, is to the Moon’s upper left.


Moon and Saturn

In the book version of 2001: A Space Odyssey, the monolith builders leave earthlings a clear beacon in their search for answers: a two-toned moon of Saturn. When it’s on the front side of Saturn, it’s as white as snow. But as it begins to pass to the planet’s farside, it disappears.

As far as we know, there are no monoliths on the dark side of Iapetus. And the two-toned appearance is the result of dark soot blasted off the surfaces of other moons settling on the hemisphere of Iapetus that faces forward as it orbits Saturn.

But the moon still offers an interesting mystery: Its equator is girdled by a ridge that makes Iapetus look like a walnut.

A team led by Harold Levison of the Southwest Research Institute says it may have solved the mystery.

The solution says that, long ago, another body slammed into Iapetus, blasting material into orbit around it. Some of the material formed a ring, while some formed a small moon of Iapetus.

The ring material settled onto the surface, forming the ridge. Interactions between Saturn, Iapetus, and the small moon made Iapetus spin slower. Saturn’s gravity then forced the small moon to slam into Iapetus, creating a giant basin that’s still visible today.

All of this created a moon like no other—without any help from aliens.

Saturn stands to the upper right of our own Moon this evening. It looks like a golden star. The true star Spica is to Saturn’s upper left. More about this lineup tomorrow.

G-MM™: Meditation Moment - 07.07.11

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How hard it seems, O God, to trust in your providence.

The story of Joseph in today’s first reading is the story of someone who recognizes your long-term provision for us.

Joseph easily could have seen the presence of his brothers in Egypt as an opportunity to use his position of power for revenge.

Instead he sees their presence there as God’s way of providing for his father and brothers.

He even sees their previous treatment of him as the way of bringing about God’s loving care of Israel and ensuring its continuing existence.

Lord, we are challenged by the story of Joseph and today’s gospel to trust in your providence as we live out your call.

We are also encouraged not to retaliate in times of rejection but rather to shake off the dust of our own anger and resentment. Lord, help us to travel lightly.


Genesis 44:18-21, 23-29; 45:1-5. Remember the marvels the Lord has done—Ps 104(105):16-21. Matthew 10:7-15.

Michael D. Stewart

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Michael D. Stewart
Age 72, of Gassaway, died June 26, 2011 at home.

Mike was a carpenter and construction worker. He enjoyed hunting and collecting Sea-Beans which he would make jewelry from.

He was preceded in death by parents Camden and Florence Caplinger Stewart.

Surviving; sons, Rick and Randy; daughter, Michelle; sisters, Diana and John Henley and Susan and Mike Bullock; several grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Friends called from 6 to 9 PM Tuesday, June 28 at Richard M. Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway.

At Mr. Stewart’s request his body was cremated following the visitation.

Jack and Bettie Thompson

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Bettie J. Thompson
Age 75, went home to be with the Lord Thursday, June 30, 2011.

She was born in Sand Run. She was a graduate of Weston High School, Class of 1952.

Jack Thompson
Age 78, went home to be with the Lord Sunday, June 26, 2011.

He was born in Weston. He was a graduate of Weston High School, Class of 1954.

They lived in Ohio most of their lives. They loved to travel, spend time with friends and family and caring for their dog, Tootsie.

They are survived by a daughter, Jacqueline Miller; a son, John (Lisa) Thompson; three granddaughters, Brittani and Brooke Miller and Nicole Thompson. Bettie’s brothers, Dayton Hinkle of New York, Harry Hinkle of South Carolina; and sister, Sharon Burgess of Montana. Jack’s sisters, Tina Block of Washington and Rose Derrow of Ohio.

Memorial services for both Jack and Bettie will be held at New Baltimore Community Church, July 07.

Will receive friends starting at 5:30 PM and the celebration of life will begin at 6:30 PM.

In lieu of flowers please make donation to NBCC, 7761 Pontius St. NE, Alliance, OH 44601.

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