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Starting Saturday, February 28, 2009 the new area code, 681, will be implemented by the state Public Service Commission. The new area code will be one of two in the state. The other is 304. When dialing local numbers, callers will have to dial the area code along with the phone number. To call long-distance numbers, 1 plus the area code and the phone number must be dialed.
Most new phone customers throughout the state will receive numbers with the 681 area code. New phone lines and services can be assigned the 681 area code, starting March 28.
Cell phone users will have to make appropriate changes, saving phone numbers with all 10 digits.
Local: 304.xxx.xxxx or 681.xxx.xxxx
Long Distance: 1.304.xxx.xxxx   or 1.681.xxx.xxxx

GSC’s ‘Adopt Yeager Airport’ Activities Continue

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Glenville State College’s Land Resources Department students and faculty will be conducting the next phase of the school’s ‘Adopt Yeager Airport’ project on Wednesday, February 25, 2009.

GSC Land Resources Department Program Chair Rick Sypolt said, “We will be scattering redbud seeds on steep slopes in the view shed of I-79 in hopes of seeing tree germination along with grasses being hydro-seeded later this spring as part of the reclamation process. “ Students and GSC Professor of Reclamation Milan Vavrek will also participate.

The seeding will take place after the noon airport board meeting where GSC representatives will be recognized for their efforts to beautify the airport property.

Glenville State College and Yeager Airport officials announced the college’s ‘Adopt An Airport’ project last September during a joint press conference. (Media may cover the airport meeting beginning at noon and/or the seeding by meeting GSC’s Major Gifts Officer Dr. Bob Henry Baber at 1:15PM in front of the Yeager Airport Terminal to be directed to the seeding site.)

For Immediate Release: February 24, 2009
For More Information: Annette Barnette
Public Relations & Marketing Director
Glenville State College
Glenville, West Virginia
304.462.4115

Blaine Stephen Jordan

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Blaine Stephen Jordan
Age 52, of Rosedale, died February 22, 2009, at home.

He was born September 15, 1956, in Braxton County.  He was a timberman and a Protestant.

Blaine was preceded in death by his father, Ronald E. Jordan, and brother, Ronald Lynn Jordan.

He is survived by his mother, Maretta Jenkins Jordan, of Rosedale; his brothers, Victor and John Jordan, both of Rosedale; his sister, Norene Jordan, of Glenville; and several nieces and nephews.

Service will be at 1:00PM Thursday, February 26, at Richard M. Roach Funeral Home in Gassaway, with the Rev. Johnny Conrad officiating.  Burial will be in the Rosedale Community Cemetery.

Friends may call two hours prior to the service at the funeral home.

Glenda Lee Bradey

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Glenda Lee Bradey
Age65, of Glenville, passed away February 22, 2009, at home.

She was born June 30, 1943 a daughter of the late Harold and Wanda Jenkins Putnam. Glenda was a homemaker and a Protestant by faith.

In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, Charles Bradey; son, Harvey a daughter, Cheryl Cronin, and sisters, Denise Skidmore and Violet Bianco.

Glenda is survived by companion Russ Marks, sons, Tom Breedlove of Gassaway, and Charles Bradey of Brownsville, PA; stepson, Lee Marks of Gilmer County, daughters, Freeda Bradey and Brenda Bradey both of Brownsville, PA; brothers, Fletchard Putnam of Chapel and Jim Putnam of Wilsie; sisters, Wilda McNear and Medra Dobbins both of Ohio; 20 grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.

At Glenda’s request, her body was cremated.

Richard M. Roach Funeral Home assisted the family of Glenda Lee Bradey.

Gilmer County Special Olympics Weighted Rabbit Hunt

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Gilmer County Special Olympics will be sponsoring a Weighted Rabbit Hunt on Saturday, February 28, 2009. The weigh-in will be at 3:00PM at Willie’s Sport Shop in Glenville.
For more information, contact Martin at 304.462.5442 or Gary at 304.462.8735.

GCBOE: Preschool Screening Announcement

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Gilmer County Schools will be offering the Birth to six year old screening on Thursday, March 5, 2009, at the Gilmer County Health Department. You will be receiving packets in the mail to be returned on that day.

Anyone who does not receive a packet in the mail, can pick them up there that day.

Gilmer County Schools will begin accepting Enrollment packets on March 5, 2009.Children must be four prior to September 1, 2009, or three if a special needs child to be eligible for Preschool.

Enrollment packets have been mailed to students we are aware of, but the information can be picked up at the Health Department on March 5, 2009.

You may also contact your local schools or the Gilmer County Board of Education Office. 304.462.7386 X 4 for the packets. Please plan to attend.

Area’s Share of Stimulus Funds for Roads

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The Manchin’s administration has trimmed West Virginia’s wish list of road and bridge projects down to 109 ready-to-go items.

The new roster totals $215.2 million, slightly over West Virginia’s estimated share of federal stimulus highway funding.

Only the following projects listed for Gilmer County area:
PAVING:
    -Braxton: Coon Knob-Gassaway Rd, I-79, $3.013 million.
    -Calhoun: Grantsville-Smithville, W.Va. 16, $500,000.
    -Lewis: Ben Dale-Weston Road, U.S. 19, $250,000.
    -Ritchie: Nutter Farm-Camp Run Rd., U.S. 50, $1.5 million; Camp Run-Ellenboro Road.

Scholarship Help Session Scheduled

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The Parkersburg Area Community Foundation (PACF) and the Regional Affiliate Foundations of Doddridge, Ritchie, Jackson, Mason Counties and the Little Kanawha Area (Wirt/Calhoun) — will offer an online help session at 7:00PM Saturday, March 4, 2009 for applicants who are working on completing the foundation’s online scholarship application form.

The help session will be an interactive program in which students, parents and other interested individuals can participate from any location at which they have a computer with Internet access and a telephone. During the help session, foundation staff will provide an overview of the foundation’s scholarship program and will answer questions from applicants.

Participants will watch the program on a Web site on their computer and will listen to the speaker on the telephone. There is no cost to participate, but interested individuals must register so that the foundation can provide information on how to access the program. To register for the help session, send an e-mail to . The program will last approximately one hour.

Our Community’s Foundation offers scholarships for students from throughout the foundation’s service area of Wood, Calhoun, Gilmer, Doddridge, Roane, Wirt, Ritchie, Jackson, Mason and Pleasant counties in West Virginia and Washington County in Ohio. Students can access information about scholarships by visiting the foundation’s web site at http://www.pacfwv.com. The foundation uses one consolidated application for most scholarships; this application must be completed and submitted online this year. To access the application, click “Find Scholarships” on the foundation’s home page.

The application deadline for this consolidated application form is Friday, March 20, 2009.

Founded in 1963, the foundation serves as a vehicle through which community members can create permanent funds to benefit the charitable needs of the region. The foundation administers more than 320 funds, supporting a wide variety of charitable purposes throughout the region.

WVDE: Are Your Kids Safe on the Internet?

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Do you know what your kids are doing when they log on to the Internet?

The state Department of Education teamed up with Verizon Tuesday, February 24, 2009 to hold the Cyber Safety Summit in Charleston, because Many parent DO NOT.

WV State Superintendent says cyber safety is a topic everyone needs to be talking about.  Parents, teachers, community leaders and students were involved in the Summit

WV State Superintendent says the Internet is a wonderful educational tool but there are those who take advantage of the access it gives them to youngsters.  He says it happens more often than parents think.

“A friend has a child that has run into an issue of perhaps a potential predator. So you think it won’t happen to you, but it very well could.“

He says moms and dads don’t always keep track of what sites their kids are using.

“I think we need to help parents understand the dangers that are out there for their kids.  So many times, parents don’t supervise the activity on the Internet and it is easy not to. But every now and then, they need to pay attention to what their kids are doing online.“

GSC: Brass Woodwinds Concert

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Date: Friday, February 27, 2009
Time: 7:00PM
Place: Fine Arts Center Auditorium
For more information contact Sheri Skidmore at ext. 7340.

Lady Titans in Sectional Semifinal Game

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Lady Titans will travel to top-seeded Williamstown Today, Tuesday, February 24, 2009 for a sectional semifinal game.

Titan Game at GCHS Today

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Gilmer County vs Doddridge County

Massachusetts Teacher Caught With Teen in WV

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A Massachusetts school teacher is arrested in Morgantown after allegedly running off with a 15-year old student.
Twenty-four year old Lisa Lavoie was arrested Monday night at a hotel in the Glenmark Center with the teenager.  The Glenmark Center is a shopping center located at the Pierpont Road Exit of Interstate 68 outside of Morgantown.
Lavoie was a teacher at an elementary school in Holyoke, Massachusetts outside Boston.
Last week, the eighth grader’s parents called the school to ask about the teacher’s interest in their son and the nature of their relationship.  The boy was reported missing last Monday.  Lavoie was reported missing to police by her parents on Sunday.
She is now in the North Central Regional Jail after State Police reportedly found her intoxicated at the Super 8 Hotel at the Glenmark Center around 10:30 Monday night.
State Police tell MetroNews Affiliate WAJR-AM in Morgantown that they were notified by the Holyoke Police Department that she was at the hotel with the teen.  They provided a description of her car and the license plate number. When State Police arrived, they say they found the car and were given the room number by the desk clerk.
When troopers arrived at the room she appeared to have been drinking and went with police without incident.
Lavoie was arraigned in Monongalia County Magistrate Court Tuesday morning on the kidnapping charge and has a preliminary hearing set for March 3rd. State Police will also file fugitive from justice charges against her. Kidnapping carries a life sentence in West Virginia.
She is wanted on separate felony charges in Massachusetts.
WVMN

Class A Boy’s Baskeball Rankings

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1. Wheeling Central (5) 15-4
2. Charleston Catholic (4) 15-4
3. Trinity (1) 15-3
4. Tucker County 17-4
T5. Matewan 18-2
T5. Gilmer County 15-3
7. Parkersburg Catholic 12-5
8. St. Marys 15-4
9. Williamstown 14-6
10. Pocahontas County 14-5

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