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Gilmer County Commission Regular Meeting - 10.20.17

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GILMER COUNTY COMMISSION
AGENDA for REGULAR MEETING
October 20, 2017 @ 9:00 AM
Gilmer County Courthouse
Commission Office
10 Howard Street, Glenville, WV

I. CALL TO ORDER


II. PLEDGE of ALLEGIANCE TO THE U.S. FLAG


III. PUBLIC COMMENTS


IV. APPOINTMENTS

        9:15-Jeff Campbell-GCEDA-Resolution for Broadband

        9:30-Gary Wolfe


V. ROUTINE BUSINESS:

    Discussion and/or action on:

        1) Exonerations and/or Consolidations

        2) Approve Estate Qualifications and Estate Settlements

        3) Board Appointments and/or Resignations:

            a) Board Seats open on the:

        4) Budget Revisions

        5) Budget Control Report

        6) Approve Invoices for Payment

        7) Approve County Commission Minutes-None

    v8) Receipt of County Board Minutes:

            a) Gilmer County Public Service District

            b) Wes-Mon-Ty RC & D Board minutes-August 22, 2017


VI. UNFINISHED BUSINESS


VII. NEW BUSINESS:

    Discussion and/or action on:

        a) Appoint Sheriff Larry Gerwig as Administrator for William Pal Conrad Estate

        b) Reimbursement for Election Expenses

        c) Certify Election Results-October 07, 2017 Special Election

        d) Record Preservation Management Grant Application


VIII. OTHER BUSINESS


IX. EXECUTIVE SESSION AS NEEDED


X. ADJOURNMENT


NEXT MEETING:
Regular Session on November 03, 2017

GCHD Food Handlers’ Class - 10.20.17

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GSC Bluegrass Concert - 10.21.17

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GSC Open House Planned for October 21

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Future Pioneers are invited to participate in Glenville State College’s annual Fall Open House on Saturday, October 21.

Visitors can begin arriving at 8:15 am. at the Waco Center; check-in is scheduled from 9:00 to 9:30 a.m. (the Waco Center is located at 921 Mineral Road).

The day will begin with a welcome and information session that will provide an overview of student services, financial aid, housing, and more.

Campus tours will be held from 9:50 to 10:20 a.m., ending with a tour of the academic departments.

During this portion of the Open House, students will have an opportunity to visit the departments associated with their intended majors and meet some of their future faculty members.

The day will wrap up with a free lunch at 12:15 p.m.

The Fall Open House coincides with Homecoming Weekend 2017.

To sign up and for more information, visit www.glenville.edu/adm_events or call 800.924.2010 by Monday, October 16.

GSC Announces Annual Bluegrass Concert

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The annual Glenville State College Bluegrass Concert will be held on Saturday, October 21 at 7:00 p.m. in the GSC Fine Arts Center Auditorium.

The concert will feature Miss Megan Darby with Buddy Griffin and the GSC Bluegrass Band and is being held in conjunction with GSC’s Homecoming festivities.

Copies of the CD Miss Megan with Buddy Griffin will be available at the concert.

The album, a fundraising recording for the GSC Bluegrass Program, was produced by Buddy Griffin and Megan Darby and features 12 tunes including “Can’t You Hear Me Callin’,” “Someone Took My Place,” “Half as Much,” and more.

It was recorded at Rick’s Main Street Studio in Clay Center, Kentucky and was engineered by bluegrass icon Rickey Wasson.

General admission to the concert is $8 and is free for children five and under.

For tickets and more information, contact the GSC Department of Fine Arts at 304.462.6340.

Six Alumni Slated for Induction into GSC Athletic Hall of Fame

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On Friday, October 20, six Glenville State College alumni will be inducted into the Curtis Elam Athletic Hall of Fame, which was established in 2001 through the generosity of the late Curtis Elam, a 1949 graduate.

This year’s inductees will be:

  • Dr. Carl Nichols ‘64
  • John Flint ‘68
  • Jim Garnett
  • Steve Buffington ‘75
  • Greg Del Price ‘80
  • Tammy Spence ‘03

Nichols will be inducted in the meritorious category and Garnett will be inducted posthumously.

A meet and greet social reception for banquet attendees will begin at 6:00 p.m. in the Waco Center with the induction banquet following at 7:00 p.m.

The Hall of Fame induction banquet is being held in conjunction with homecoming weekend.

The inductees will also be recognized on Saturday, October 21 at the annual parade and during halftime of the football game.

The public is invited to attend. Contact GSC’s Alumni Office at 304.462.6116 for ticket information.

GSC 2017 Homecoming Schedule

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FFA Spaghetti Dinner - 10.22.17

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Gilmer County Board of Education Regular Meeting - 10.23.17

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AGENDA
REGULAR MEETING
Gilmer County Board of Education
Central Office
Monday, October 23, 2017 – 2:00 PM

I. CALL TO ORDER/ROLL CALL


II. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE


III. DELEGATIONS


IV. CONSENT AGENDA

        A. Minutes: October 09, 2017

        B. Student Transfers

        C. Field Trips (out-of-state)

        D. Volunteers

        E. Treasurer’s Report

        F. Professional Leave Requests (out-of-state)


V. REPORTS/DISCUSSION/FOLLOW UP (INFORMATION)

        A. Calhoun-Gilmer Career Center, October 17, 2017- Dr. Armour

        B. RESA 7- October 19, 2017, Norma Hurley


VI NEW BUSINESS (ACTION)


VII. OLD BUSINESS

        A. Professional Leave Requests (out-of-state)

        B. CEFP Annual Review


VIII. PERSONNEL

IX. SUPERINTENDENT’S INFORMATION

        A. Field Trips


X. BOARD MEMBER COMMENTS


XI. ADJOURN


The next Board Meeting will be on November 13, 2017 at 6:00 p.m.

Oktoberfest Premium Night Scheduled for October 24, 2017

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The public is invited to Mollohan’s Restaurant at Glenville State College on Tuesday, October 24 from 4:30 until 7:30 p.m. for GSC’s Oktoberfest Premium Night.

The menu for the dinner includes:

  • Chicken Cordon Bleu With Lemon Cheese Sauce
  • ‘Octoberfest’ Beef Stroganoff
  • Grilled Brats With Sauerkraut
  • Buttered Spaetzle
  • Soft Pretzels With Cheese Sauce
  • Beer-Battered Onion Rings
  • Roasted Brussel Sprouts
  • Potato Pancake Station
  • Beer Cheese Soup
  • Full Salad Bar
  • Dinner Rolls

Desserts for the special dinner will include:

  • German Chocolate Cake
  • Apple Strudel
  • Carrot Cake
  • Black Forest Cake

Costs for the Oktoberfest Premium Night are $14.00 for guests, $13.00 for seniors, $13.06 for GSC faculty and staff using Flex Dollars, $10.76 for GSC students using Flex Dollars, and $8.00 for children under 12.

Reservations are welcome and can be made by contacting the GSC Dining Services Office at 304.462.6360. Reservations may be left on the voice mail.

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C-GCC Halloween Open House - 10.26.17

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GSC to Host 70th Chi Beta Phi National Conference - 10.28.17

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Glenville State College will be hosting the 70th annual Chi Beta Phi National Conference later this month. Chi Beta Phi is an interdisciplinary scientific honorary for undergraduate students and is an affiliate society of The American Association for the Advancement of Science. The organization aims to promote interest in science and to give recognition to scholarly attainment in science.

Chi Beta Phi LogoThe conference will take place in the Glenville State College Science Hall on Saturday, October 28. The schedule includes a greeting from the GSC chapter president, committee assignments, committee meetings, a guest speaker, presentations, and concludes with an awards presentation.

The guest speaker will be Dr. Ross Conover who will be discussing sparrows in the Colorado Rockies. Conover is an Associate Professor of Wildlife Ecology at Paul Smith’s College in the Adirondack Mountain wilderness in upstate New York. He is currently conducting research out of the Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory in the Colorado Rockies on high elevation sparrows and the semi-aquatic American Dipper.

Glenville State College’s Alpha lota Chapter of Chi Beta Phi has been active since 1964. Advisors include GSC Associate Professor of Physical Science Larry Baker and Associate Professor of Mathematics Paul Peck.

Visit www.chibetaphi.org for more information about the National Conference.

Gilmer County Farm Bureau Kick Off Dinner - 10.28.17

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The Gilmer County Farm Bureau Kick Off Dinner will be October 28, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. at the Gilmer County Recreation Center.

Bring a dessert, everything else will be furnished. 

The Gospel Group “Spirit Lead” from Parkersburg, WV will be singing after the meal. 

Everyone is Welcome. 

You do not have to be a Farm Bureau Member to attend. 

Please consider joining us for singing and a meal.

Lewis County 4-H 5K/Clover Walk Registration Is Open - 10.28.17

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Registration is under way for the fifth annual 4-H 5K and Clover Fun Run October 28, 2017 at WVU Jackson’s Mill in Weston.

“October is ‘Join 4-H Month.’ There are all kind of things (nationwide), and one of our ideas was to promote 4-H with a fun run and 5K,” Young Riders 4-H Leader and one of four coordinators Kristi Gannon said. “I’m a nurse (at Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital for 20 years) and I really feel like health is important. 4-H stands for Head, Heart, Hands and Health. We pledge our health to better living, so we wanted to do some kind of fundraiser that would incorporate the health ‘H.’”

While two laps of Jackson’s Mill equates to five miles, children 9 years of age or younger can also participate in the 100-yard clover fun run to benefit the Lewis County 4-H Leaders Association.

“All the money goes toward Lewis County 4-H,” according to Gannon, who coordinates registration.

The top three men and women overall each win a spirit stick, and the top three women and men in their respective age categories win a metal. Race times are determined automatically via a timer on runners’ shoes “the size of a penny,” coordinator Erin Hawkins said.

“When you come across the finish line, it gives you the exact time down to the second,” Hawkins said.

Categories include 12 years of age-and-under, 13-18, ages 19-24, 25-30, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59 and 60 year and older.

Clover Fun Run children also receive a ribbon with a medal.

Gannon’s sons, Khori, Kaleb and Kyle (students at West Virginia Wesleyan, West Virginia University and Lewis County High School respectively) have also run in the 5K. Track teams, cross country teams and other teams wanting to get in shape have also participated in the annual event.

Hawkins’ 12-year-old son Gavin also runs in the race with his father Jason, grandfather Oscar and two English mastiffs, Bruno and Barron. Hawkins’ parents, Jim and Susie Godfrey, also distribute water halfway through the race.

“We encourage all of our leaders to participate and 4-H members to run and walk,” Gannon said. “Last year was our most-attended and we had more than 100 (participants). It’s grown every year. A lot of times we get people from out-of-state that come to see Jackson’s Mill because the foliage is so pretty during the month of October.”

“(2016’s race) was beautiful weather, perfect. So we’re hoping for beautiful weather again this year,” Hawkins added. “I advocate anything health. This is a fantastic activity.”

Hawkins also collects and organizes registration forms for the annual event.

The race begins at 9:30 a.m., with registration available the day of beginning at 8:30 a.m. The clover fun run begins immediately following the 5K completion.

T-shirts are guaranteed to all participants that register by October 16 at www.signmeup.com, www.iplayoutside.com or www.facebook.com/Lewis-County-4-H-5K-Clover-Fun-Run-1449102825368122/.

Hawkins said past registration bags have included coupons, a water bottle, markers and 4-H information.

Registration is $15 until October 16. It then becomes $20 per participant.

Lewis County 4-H is also planning an open house during the month of October, as well as window and flag displays and competitions along Main Avenue.

Town of Sand Fork Halloween Party - 10.28.17

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Trick or Treat at Burnsville Lake - 10.28.17

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Octoberfest at Burnsville Lake

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Trunk or Treat - 10.28.17

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Pit Roasted Pork Dinner - 10.29.17

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Burnsville Lake Bulltown Historic Area Museum

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Burnsville Lake October 2017 Event

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Gilmer County Angel Tree

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Fall Bazaar

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Nonprofit Leadership Workshop – November 15, 2017

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It is more important than ever that nonprofit organizations are able to translate their worthy missions into lasting positive impacts for the people and communities they serve, and arguably it has never been more difficult to do so.  To help nonprofits address these challenges, the Parkersburg Area Community Foundation and Regional Affiliates (PACF) is bringing national consultant David Grant to the area to provide training for nonprofit staff and board members on Wednesday, November 15, from 9:00 a.m. – noon at the Parkersburg Country Club. The program is co-sponsored by the West Virginia Nonprofit Association (WVNPA) and Nonprofits Lead, a nonprofit capacity building program based at Marietta College.

This interactive workshop, Leadership for Nonprofit Success, will explore how effective nonprofit leaders think about organizational development; measuring success in areas that resist quantification; forming strategic partnerships, building effective boards; overcoming resistance to change; and creating cultures of reflection and learning.

“I heard David Grant speak at the West Virginia Nonprofit Association conference last year and, ever since then, I have been wanting to bring him here to share his expertise,” said Marian Clowes, PACF’s Senior Program Officer. “David’s perspective on the sector, which he re-frames as the “social profit sector,” and his methods for assessing success are impactful. I encourage nonprofit organizations from through the region to attend and to bring a team of staff and board members to get the most out of the workshop.”

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David Grant served as President and CEO of the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation in Morristown, New Jersey from 1998 to 2010.  Now based in Vermont, he consults with people and organizations around the world that have a social or educational mission. He is a member of the Leap Ambassadors Community, a group of over 150 people nation-wide who support nonprofit leaders in creating high-performance organizations.  His book The Social Profit Handbook: The Essential Guide to Setting Goals, Assessing Outcomes, and Achieving Success for Mission-Driven Organizations was published in March 2015.

Cost to attend is $20 per person ($15 for WVNPA Members), or $50 for teams of three or more. To register, go to https://tinyurl.com/y9b9as93. Online registrations must be made by credit card. For those unable to pay by credit card, contact Marian Clowes at the PACF to register, 304.428.4438 or . The first fifty to register for the workshop will receive a free copy of The Social Profit Handbook.


About the Parkersburg Area Community Foundation

The Parkersburg Area Community Foundation and Regional Affiliates (PACF) works with individuals, families, businesses, and civic or non-profit organizations to make a positive and permanent commitment for the future of our community.  PACF is a single 501(c)(3) public charity that manages more than 340 charitable funds with nearly $34 million in assets.  PACF works in partnership with its local affiliates to provide leadership and develop philanthropic resources to meet the needs of an 11-county service area.  Since 1963, PACF has helped local citizens support charitable needs and touch every aspect of life in the community in a variety of lasting ways.  For more information about PACF, visit www.pacfwv.com or call 304.428.4438.

Submissions Being Accepted for First Trillium Art Exhibit

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OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD TIME IS HERE

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Now there’s a simple way to be a life changer. Operation Christmas Child, a ministry of Samaritan’s Purse, ask people to prepare a shoebox that is packed with toys and school supplies for children all over the world.

The boxes are collected at area collection centers, then transported to regional centers, then to the national center in North Carolina to be shipped world-wide.

Camden Flats Baptist Church will be the area collection center for Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes again this year in our area.

Last year’s shoeboxes were monumental in sharing the Gospel and making Christmas brighter for children and families all over the world.

Only God knows the impact that OCC has had in leading people to our Savior.

It is estimated that for every shoebox, seven people will be exposed to the Gospel.

Just last year the number of shoeboxes packed were: 

      -11.6 Million World wide

      -906,000 from the Great Lakes Region: West Virginia, Ohio, Michigan, Indiana

      -9,400 from Parkersburg area 10 counties

      -380 boxes from Glenville

This is a great church and family project to help kids in countries world-wide to find the real meaning of Christmas.

Classrooms at school, civic, and youth organizations are participating this year as in the past.

We are in hopes to exceed last year’s numbers.

So how can your church and organization get involved?

1. Go to Operation Christmas Child - samaritanspurse.org to get details about packing boxes.

2. Set a goal for your organization of how many boxes you will pack.

3. Prepare your boxes for National Collection Week November 13-20 and bring them to Camden Flats Baptist Church, the collection center to eventually be delivered to the national center in North Carolina.

4. Contact me with your goals so we can adequately prepare shipping boxes for expected shoeboxes.

5. If possible include the $7.00

Please let me know the name of your church or organization, contact person, and the number of shoeboxes you have set as a goal.

You can contact me by: Sending a postcard to Camden Flats Baptist Church, PO Box 45, Glenville, WV 26351.

Send me an email at: ‘drgofft@gmail.com’ Call the church and leave a message 304.462.5200

We can even have someone come to your church or organization to share about OCC

Please let me know if I can answer any questions or be of assistance.

Working Together,
Pastor Dwight Goff,
Area Collection Coordinator,
Operation Christmas Child


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