The Gilmer County Journal
“The Gilmer County Journal” will be one newsstands as of 2:30 PM today, Wednesday, March 31, 2010.
We apologize to our readers for the delay which is due to technological “glitches.“
Lisa Belknap Publisher
“The Gilmer County Journal” will be one newsstands as of 2:30 PM today, Wednesday, March 31, 2010.
We apologize to our readers for the delay which is due to technological “glitches.“
Lisa Belknap Publisher
West Virginia missed its first shot at new federal education funding because it lacks charter schools and has struggled to turn around its worst schools.
Those two factors cost the state the most points during the opening round of the $4 billion Race to the Top competitive grant program.
West Virginia also lost points for the way it evaluates teacher and principal performance. It did better with standards, assessments and technology.
In total, West Virginia scored 292 out of a possible 500 points.
Thirty-four states and Washington, D.C., placed higher.
Delaware and Tennessee won funding in the first round.
Govenor Joe Manchin plans to convene a special legislative session before West Virginia applies for the next batch of grants.
The deadline is June 01, 2010.
Glenville State College Professor of Communications, Dennis Wemm, is the recipient of the prestigious Suzanne M. Davis Award. He received the award from the Southeastern Theatre Conference (SETC) during the annual banquet held March 06, 2010 at the Hilton Hotel in Lexington, Kentucky.
The award recognizes extraordinary service by an SETC member over a number of years. The award is not given out annually but only when an SETC member has earned such recognition. In the sixty-one year history of the SETC, the Suzanne M. Davis award has only been presented forty-seven times.
Suzanne M. Davis was the first President and founding member of the SETC. She was the costumer for ‘Lost Colony,’ the long running outdoor drama in North Carolina.
Professor Wemm has been teaching at Glenville State College since 1986.
For the past twenty four years he has also been directing the GSC Theatre. The one hundred year old organization has produced almost one-hundred plays during Wemm’s tenure. “This is the greatest honor I could have received from an organization that I have come to respect and love over the past twenty-three years,” said Wemm.
The SETC is the largest regional theatre gathering in the U.S. with 4,200 active members with a mission statement of ‘connecting you with opportunity in theatre.’ Its annual convention attracts theatre performers (both seasoned and emerging artists), designers, technicians, professional production companies, college faculty, college students, high school performing groups, high school students seeking scholarships, school teachers and officials at all levels, commercial theatre supply houses, and nearly everything else involved in putting theatre together.
Wemm has been a member of SETC since 1987. In 1996, he became a board member representing the West Virginia state organization. In 2003, Wemm was elected Secretary, and served in that position until 2005. He was elected President of the SETC in 2006. He is currently the chair of the Long Range Planning Committee. Professor Wemm and Glenville State College hosted the West Virginia State Conference of the SETC in 2008.
~~ Bob Edwards - Public Relations Department ~~
The Trillium Arts Guild will have an art exhibit in conjunction with the WV Family Arts Market scheduled for May 01 and 02, 2010 at the Doddridge County Middle school on Rt 50 east of West Union, WV.
An artist’s choice award will be given from votes of the participating artisans at the WV Family Arts Market.
Art may be any media and must be the original work of the artist.
The work should be identified on the back with the artist’s name, address, phone no., type of media and price (if for sale).
If sold, a 25% commission will be deducted from the selling price.
The guild reserves the right to reject any work unsuitable for family viewing.
Artwork must be dropped off between 8:00 AM and 9:30 AM on Saturday, May 01, 2010 at the main entrance of the Doddridge County Middle School and be picked up no later than 5:30 PM on Sunday, May 02, 2010.
Anyone who could also provide and easel or pedestal to display their work would be greatly appreciated.
Please call 304.758.4248 or e-mail “firstname.lastname@example.org” for more information and to reserve a spot so we may plan for sufficient display space.
Glenville State College students, faculty, staff, and area residents will soon have the opportunity to give the gift of life.
An American Red Cross blood drive is scheduled on Monday, April 05, 2010 from 12:30 PM to 6:30 PM in the Mollohan Campus Community Center Ballroom.
Donors with all blood types are needed.
“Every two seconds, somebody in the United States needs blood,” said Kipp Colvin, Director of Student Activities at Glenville State College. “I was astonished with that statistic. I was also surprised to learn that five percent of the U.S. population donates blood each year, although nearly forty percent of people in the country meet Red Cross criteria to donate.”
According to Red Cross information, it only takes a little over an hour to donate a pint of blood. In turn, each unit of donated blood could be used for a trauma patient, someone who has cancer, a premature baby, or a burn victim, among many others who require live-saving transfusions. “The complex process of helping to save lives starts with the blood donor, and Glenville State College is proud to have a small part in that process,” Colvin added.
College and university blood drives are an important segment of donors for the Red Cross. Nearly twelve percent of the blood donated to the Greater Alleghenies Blood Services Region comes from colleges and universities. When donors at high schools and vocational schools are counted as well, about thirty percent of the region’s blood comes from school-age donors.
American Red Cross officials say individuals who are seventeen years of age (sixteen with parental permission in some states including West Virginia), meet weight and height requirements (110 pounds or more depending on height), and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. Individuals should bring their Red Cross blood donor cards or other forms of positive ID when arriving to donate.
For more information on donating blood, check out the ARC’s website at redcrossblood.org.
Individuals may also schedule their donation appointments at GSC’s blood drive by going to the same web site and selecting the Make a Blood Donation Appointment option in the top right corner.
They may also schedule appointments by contacting Kipp Colvin at “Kipp.email@example.com” or 304.462.4114.
The ARC Blood Services Region also has a Twitter account at twitter.com/RedCrossGAR.
Cody James of Gilmer County and Zach Moore of Calhoun County have been name named to the Class A all-state basketball teams.
Cole Cwynar (Parkerburg Catholic)
Caeser Goodman (Notre Dame)
Chris Martinez (Trinity)
Zach Moore (Calhoun County)
Logan Snyder (Tucker County)
Jordan Sorge (Wheeling Central)
Jimmy Wiley (Pocahontas County)
Sam Wood (Charleston Catholic)
Nick Carte (Fayetteville)
Nate Hedrick (St. Joseph)
Cody James (Gilmer County)
Kyle James (Mount Hope)
John Padden (Parkersburg Catholic)
Josh Poling (Tucker County)
John-Paul Tupta (Charleston Catholic)
Aaron Williams (St. Joseph)
I am so pleased that this year the National Symphony Orchestra (NSO) of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts has selected West Virginia as the host of its 2010 American Residency Program.
The NSO began the American Residency Program in 1992; it selects one state each year as the host for this unique project.
The goals of the Residency Program are 1) to share all elements of classical instrumental music throughout a given region, 2) to explore the diversity of musical influence within the state, and 3) to give the state a musical voice in the nation’s center for the performing arts through training programs, career development opportunities, and commissions. NSO manager, Cynthia Steele explains: “The American Residency is one of the signature projects of the National Symphony Orchestra and our musicians are incredibly committed and generous with their time and talents.“
The NSO will be in West Virginia from April 5 to April 13, and will participate in approximately 150 education and performance activities throughout the state. During its visit, NSO will conduct orchestral concerts in Morgantown, Wheeling, Glenville, Huntington, Princeton, and Charleston. There will also be a NSO Young People’s Concert in Charleston.
After the orchestra finishes its residency, up to six West Virginia students will be awarded full scholarships to attend the 2010 Summer Music Institute at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. And a West Virginia music educator will receive a 2010 NSO Teacher Fellowship, and the Orchestra will commission a chamber work from a West Virginia composer.
Because of the generous support of many organizations, especially the Kennedy Center and the U.S. Department of Education, all proceeds from ticket sales resulting from the events remain in the state to support local arts organizations.
NSO is seeking a West Virginia composer to write a new piece of music. The symphony is partnering with the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington and the West Virginia Division of Culture and History to commission the work. A resident West Virginia composer will be commissioned to write a work of about 10 to 15 minutes.
A panel convened by the West Virginia Division of Culture and History and the Appalachian Education Initiative will narrow the applications to three finalists. A National Symphony Orchestra jury making the final selection will be overseen by principal conductor Ivan Fischer.
I welcome the NSO to the Mountain State, and encourage all of our people to try to take advantage of this unique and wonderful opportunity.
Glenville Community Church presents TEEN REVOLUTION every Thursday from 3:30 - 5:30 PM.
All teens grades 7th and up are welcomed.
Please join us for :
During the month of April we’ll be presenting the Ripple Effect video series.
Join us for your chance to win a prize every week.
ALL are also welcome to join us for regular service :
• Sunday School at 10:00 AM
• Sunday Service at 11:00 AM and 6:00 PM
• Wednesday nights at 7:00 PM
• Join us on the radio Sunday Mornings at 9:00 AM, station 100.3 FM.
The Little Pioneers will be having a Car Wash and Bake Sale on Saturday, April 10, 2010.
The event starts at the Foodland in Glenville starting at 11:00 AM.
Gilmer Public Library will be closed Good Friday, April 02, 2010, and Saturday April 03, 2010.
We will reopen on Monday morning at 10:00 AM, and the book drop is always open.
Susan Atkinson - Library Director
Gilmer Public Library
Holy Week Services at Otterbein United Methodist Church, Glenville, WV
Thursday, April 01, 2010 at 7:00 PM
Friday, April 02, 2010 at 7:00 PM
Easter Sunrise Service – Sunday, April 04, 2010 at 7:00 AM
Breakfast will be served immediately following Sunrise service.
Everyone is invited and welcome.
Gilbert Hart, Jr., Pastor
Want to protect your baby from illness?
Sign him/her up for the Baby Jumping Festival of Castrillo de Murcia, which takes place every year in northern Spain.
Since 1620 the town puts rows of babies on a small mattress and then has grown men dress up like the devil (or el Diablo) and jump over the helpless babies.
As of yet, no babies have been harmed!
Until someone trips and falls on the babies, then more likely town mothers will think twice about having an idiot in a costume jump over their baby.
It may have been awhile since you thought about the H1N1 virus, but for those dealing directly with the Swine Flu; it’s still front and center.
Dr. Rahul Gupta, the administrator of the Kanawha-Charleston Health Department, helped put together the Kanawha County H1N1 Taskforce six months ago. They met on Tuesday to discuss how they’ve fared so far and what they need to do in the future.
Gupta says in Kanawha County alone, more than 54,000 people received the H1N1 vaccine. A majority of those doses were given to one segment of the population.
“About 50% of the kids going into our schools are protected,” Gupta said.
That played a major part in preventing the Swine Flu from spreading to adults, especially the elderly.
Across the state, there were fewer than 30 H1N1-releated deaths. Dr. Cathy Slemp, the state Health Officer, says that’s in part to groups like the Kanawha County H1N1 Taskforce and the work they did back in the fall to help prepare citizens for the coming Swine Flu season.
“It’s something that no one agency can do on their own,” Slemp said. “It absolutely takes the creativity and the work and the support of folks across the community to make a difference.“
The CDC announced Monday a new outbreak of H1N1 in Georgia. And the agency is seeing signs of an increasing number of cases in other states, including Virginia.
Slemp says no one is sure if it’s the start a third wave of the Swine Flu or just a regional hiccup. But either way she has this advice for those of you who haven’t already had the H1N1 vaccine.
“Get it now!“
As for those of you who have had a dose, Dr. Gupta says there’s nothing to fear. You’re covered.
“Because the [Swine] flu has not changed, the strain of the virus has not significantly changed, as well as the immunity should be long enough to protect most of us,” Gupta said.
Oh God, have I ever fully understood the miracle of life which is mine?
I work, relax, sleep, and then wake to begin all over again.
You call me to listen, to discover your word in my life, to grow in wisdom, age and grace.
I know, there will be hard times, but you are always there, and you come continually to help me in all my needs.
Why should I fear or worry?
How lacking in faith, trust and love I can become at times!
God, give me courage and strength to rely on you at all times.
Take me aside to listen to your word.
Teach me your ways and lead me along your paths.
I ask this in your name.
Today is Wednesday, March 31, the 90th day of 2010. There are 275 days left in the year.
Thought for Today: “What is it to be a gentleman? The first to thank and the last to complain.“ - Serbian proverb.
Today’s Highlight in History:
On March 31, 1968, at the conclusion of a nationally broadcast address on Vietnam, President Lyndon B. Johnson stunned his audience by declaring, “I shall not seek, and I will not accept, the nomination of my party for another term as your President.“
On this date:
In 1492, King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella of Spain issued an edict expelling Jews from Spanish soil, except those willing to convert to Christianity.
In 1880, Wabash, Ind., became the first town in the world to be illuminated by electrical lighting.
In 1889, French engineer Gustave Eiffel unfurled the French tricolor from atop the Eiffel Tower, officially marking its completion.
In 1917, the United States took possession of the Virgin Islands from Denmark.
In 1933, Congress approved, and President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed, the Emergency Conservation Work Act, which created the Civilian Conservation Corps.
In 1943, the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical “Oklahoma!“ opened on Broadway.
In 1945, the Tennessee Williams play “The Glass Menagerie” opened on Broadway.
In 1949, Newfoundland (now called Newfoundland and Labrador) entered confederation as Canada’s tenth province.
In 1976, the New Jersey Supreme Court ruled that Karen Ann Quinlan, who was in a persistent vegetative state, could be disconnected from her respirator. (Quinlan, who remained unconscious, died in 1985.)
In 1995, Mexican-American singer Selena Quintanilla-Perez, 23, was shot to death in Corpus Christi, Texas, by the founder of her fan club, Yolanda Saldivar, who was convicted of murder and sentenced to life in prison.
Ten years ago:
• The U.N. Security Council decided to let Iraq spend more money to repair its oil industry—an investment intended to boost the amount of food and medicine Baghdad could buy through the U.N. humanitarian program.
Five years ago:
• Terri Schiavo, 41, died at a hospice in Pinellas Park, Fla., 13 days after her feeding tube was removed in a wrenching right-to-die dispute that had engulfed the courts, Congress and the White House and divided the country.
• A damning report by a presidential commission concluded the United States knew “disturbingly little” about nuclear and biological threats from dangerous adversaries.
• The World Bank approved Paul Wolfowitz as its new president. South Carolina defeated Saint Joseph’s, 60-57, in the NIT championship game.
• Chicken entrepreneur Frank Perdue died in Salisbury, Md. at age 84.
One year ago:
• President Barack Obama arrived in London with his wife, Michelle, at the start of a trip to Europe, his first journey across the Atlantic since taking office.
• The Israeli Knesset approved Benjamin Netanyahu’s new government.
• Former Argentine President Raul Alfonsin died at age 82.
Actress Peggy Rea is 89
Actor William Daniels is 83
Hockey Hall-of-Famer Gordie Howe is 82
Actor Richard Chamberlain is 76
Actress Shirley Jones is 76
Country singer-songwriter John D. Loudermilk is 76
Musician Herb Alpert is 75
Senate Judiciary Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) is 70
House Financial Services Chairman Barney Frank (D-Mass.) is 70
Actor Christopher Walken is 67
Comedian Gabe Kaplan is 65
Former Vice President Al Gore is 62
Author David Eisenhower is 62
Actress Rhea Perlman is 62
Actor Ed Marinaro is 60
Rock musician Angus Young (AC/DC) is 55
Actor Marc McClure is 53
Actor William McNamara is 45
Alt-country musician Bob Crawford (The Avett (AY’-veht) Brothers) is 39
Actor Ewan (YOO’-en) McGregor is 39
Rapper Tony Yayo is 32
Jazz musician Christian Scott is 27
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WP – Jones
Save – Starcher
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Top Hitters - Gilmer :
Bennington double, RBI
DeMarino 2 RBIs
Top Hitters - Roane :
Jones 2-4 RBI
Batten 2-3, 2 doubles, RBI
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Phyllis “Jane” Law
Age 60, of Glenville, WV went home to be with her lord and Savior Jesus Christ, at 7:00 AM Sunday, March 28, 2010 at her residence surrounded by family after a courageous and valiant battle with an extended illness.
Born December 24, 1949 in Gilmer County, daughter of the late Jesse Marks Sr. and survived by Phyllis Frashure Marks of Glenville.
Jane spent her childhood growing up on Lynch Run before moving to the Tanner area. She later would graduate from Glenville High School in 1967.
She had several jobs, but most notably, working with Gilmer County Magistrate Carol Wolfe as a Magistrate Assistant for close to 27 years.
She was a member of the Glenville Church of Christ, her local TOPS organization; she was very honest and just woman that believed in advocating for victims rights.
Jane also loved to sing and was a great alto. She would often sing at the Folk Festival at the shape note singing class, and with her brother Jesse at the Tanner Alumni, and in a quartet at the Senior Citizens. She also would sing with her church at the local nursing home, and occasionally at funerals. She almost always wore a smile and she loved to laugh. When she laughed it was deep, hearty, and one could not help but laugh with her. She enjoyed spending time with family, shopping, traveling, watching funny movies, and relaxing.
On June 04, 1967 she was united in marriage to Jennings Law who survives at their Rt. 5 home. They spent over 42 wonderful years raising a family, enjoying life and being devoted to each other.
Surviving are (2 daughters) Ginger Law of North Wilkesboro NC, Crystal Bennett and husband Jim of Adamsville WV, (4 Grandchildren) whom she loved to visit and spend time with Dustin, Erica, Lauren, and Liliana of NC, ( 2 brothers) Jesse Marks and wife Barbara of Linn, WV, Lynn Marks of Glenville WV, (1 sister) Iris McCartney and husband Junior of Walker WV, ( 3 sister-in-laws) Edra Smith of Parkersburg WV, Regina Poling of Jane Lew WV, and Audry Law of Glenville WV.
Jane was preceded in death by: (3 brother-in-laws) Arden, Raymond and Denver Law, (1 sister-in-law) Eloise Minney of Berea WV, (1 Father-in-law) Arden Law.
Funeral services will be conducted at the Glenville Church of Christ at 2:00 PM Thursday April 01, 2010 with Rev. Richard Beck officiating.
Burial will follow in the Meadow Lane Cemetery.
Visiting hours will be from 2-4 and 5-8 PM Wednesday at the church.
Ellyson Mortuary Inc. is assisting the family of Phyllis “Jane” Law with arrangements.
The family of Phyllis Jane Law would like to express our sincerest appreciation for all the cards, foods, phone calls, visits, well wishes, and prayers from so many thoughtful friends-too numerous to mention, but we would especially like to thank Hospice Care Corporation for care and comfort provided to Jane throughout this very difficult time.
Jane and her family would appreciate any donations and memorial gifts in her honor to be made to Hospice Care Corporation, PO Box 323, Burnsville, WV 26335.
President Barack Obama picks the Mountaineers to win the National Championship.
During an exclusive interview with NBC’s Matt Lauer on the Today Show Tuesday, Lauer quizzed the president about his much ballyhooed bracket that originally had Kansas winning the National Title.
“It (the bracket) is completely blown up,“ the President told Lauer. “It’s a sign that I was paying singular focus on healthcare.“
The President noted Duke is the only #1 seed he didn’t have in the Final Four.
Lauer pointed out that three of the teams in the final matchup represent states that he carried in the election; one does not—West Virginia.
“Just to show that I’m not biased, I think that West Virginia’s got a great chance,“ said Obama. “I did not win that state, but they’ve got a really good team. I think the winner of West Virginia-Duke will end up winning the championship.“
Click H E R E to see video of Obama’s discussion of the Final Four on NBC’s Today Show.
Last April, 66 youth and 32 adults from across the state of West Virginia met at the Gilmer County Recreation Center for the first state Multi-Disciplinary 4-H Shooting Sports Weekend.
Youth received instruction in six shooting sports disciplines; archery, air pistol, air rifle, black powder, shot gun, and wildlife conservation. The participants also participated in educational programs on safety and jobs in the shooting sports industry.
A rendezvous group from Pendleton County, Killbuck Riflemen, gave the youth opportunities to learn how to use flint to start a fire as well as throw knives and tomahawks.
There was lot of positive feedback about this weekend event. When the participants were asked what they liked most about the weekend, youth stated that they enjoyed meeting other 4-Hers from across the state and it was a good way to learn new skills.
Youth and volunteers in the Black Powder class gather around
WVU Extension Agent Mike Shamblin to learn about a muzzle loading pistol.
Happy with the facilities available at the Gilmer County Recreation Center, this event will be coming back to Gilmer County on April 16-18, 2010 for its second year.
Gilmer County has a specialty 4-H club for Shooting Sports.
The Pioneer Shooting Sports 4-H Club meets on the second Thursday of the month at 4:30 PM at the Recreation Center’s barn.
The club holds a short business meeting and then spends the rest of the meeting learning about a shooting sports discipline and shooting.
To learn more about the Pioneer Shooting Sports 4-H Club or the State 4-H Shooting Sports Weekend, contact the WVU Extension Service in Gilmer County at 304.462.7061.
Extension Agent: 4-H Youth Development
WVU Extension: Gilmer County
Above is a picture of the nice new playground at the Gilmer County Recreation Center that was built in the fall of 2009.
Funds to pay for this were fund raised and private donations.
Several civic clubs donated money for the new playground.
Darrel Ramsey, the Director at the Recreation Center had to give several speeches to the clubs about the project and expected completion date.
Some of the organizations that made this project possible are:
• Women’s Club of Glenville
• Glenville Lions Club
• Glenville C.E.O.S’s
• Several private donation by parents who use the playground on daily or weekly bases
“Tammy Hough was our lead Mother who helped me get this started. She brought pictures of other playgrounds to our meetings and we had several other parents who sat in on our meetings to come up with the right playground for their children”, Said Darrell Ramsey.
Mr. Ramsey also said: “I want to thank these fine people of Gilmer County for giving of their time and money for the love of our County. When it came time to put the playground together I had asked people from our community to vol. and help and it was over whelming to me the amount of people who came to help set up this project. Again I can’t say enough THANK YOU’S for all the help I have received from the County’s people. I feel so blessed to live in a County where helping others just comes naturally. Thank you.”
We like to thanks Mr. Ramsey and ALL others who made this Community Improvement a reality.
West Virginia wildlife officials are assessing the harsh winter’s toll on the state’s deer and turkey populations.
The state Division of Natural Resources is taking inventory to determine the extent of this year’s winter kill and whether it will affect the fall hunting season.
Deer and turkey already were struggling with food shortages stemming from poor mast conditions in the fall. DNR biologist Gary Foster says the unusually cold and snowy winter added to the problem.
Foster says there’s evidence of starvation in the mountainous and western counties. Field staffs haven’t yet submitted mortality reports from the southern counties.
Governor Manchin has signed a bill into a law that will help keep kids in school longer.
The dropout bill was signed Monday.
The main feature of the new law is a provision that increases the dropout age from 16 to 17.
The freshman class entering high school this fall will be the first class to be affected by this provision.
In addition, the law will increase alternative education options for students considered “at-risk” including vocational training.
Some of those programs are expected to extend to middle school aged students.
The drop out bill was one of many bills that gained approval on the final night of the regular legislative session.
Gilmer County Senior Center Easter Celebration
Thursday April 01, 2010
10:00 AM – Games
10:45 AM - Easter Egg Hunt
11:15 AM - Easter Bonnet Parade
11:30 AM - Lunch Including:
And a Delectable Dessert
Be sure to Join us, there will be many activities, door prizes and a great meal.
The U.S. Department of Education earlier this month released an 80-page draft of a five-year National Educational Technology Plan, which has been updated to include 21st century learning skills powered by technology.
All teachers, parents and other s are encouraged to provide feedback about a proposed national technology plan.
The draft can be found at www.ed.gov/technology/netp-2010 where comments also can be submitted.
The plan covers five key areas considered important to America’s economic growth and prosperity, especially in today’s global economy.
They areas are:
• Learning: What and how people need to learn.
• Assessment: Using data and authentic, timely assessment for continuous improvement.
• Teaching: Connected teaching to other educators, students, parents, resources, growth.
• Infrastructure: An “always-on” environment with people, processes, resources, policies, broadband, servers, software, management systems and administration tools.
• Productivity: Applying technology to ensure personalized learning for successful student progress through graduation and beyond.
• Grand Challenges: Rethinking basic assumptions, implementing a rigorous and inclusive process, designing and validating and integrated approach to meet competencies and build expertise.
Glenville State College students, faculty, and staff will continue to plant trees at Yeager Airport as part of their on-going ‘Adopt-an-Airport’ project.
Project organizer and GSC Major Gifts Officer Bob Henry Baber said, “This has said to be the largest ‘green’ adoption of an airport in world history.” Another series of planting activities will begin on Thursday, April 22, 2010 at 10:00 AM on the 40th anniversary of Earth Day. (Participants should meet at 9:00 AM in front of the airport terminal to be escorted to the planting site.)
Baber says, “It is anticipated that West Virginia Governor Joe Manchin and/or First Lady Gayle Manchin will join Glenville State College’s President Dr. Peter Barr, GSC Land Resources Department faculty and students, GSC athletes, and Washington and Lee University (Lexington, VA) student-volunteers in planting trees on that day. Earth Day officials, based in Washington D.C. have designated the adoption as one of their partner projects taking place nationwide.”
GSC faculty, students, staff, and others have planted five-thousand trees at Yeager so far with an additional five-thousand projected to be planted this spring. Baber said, “Overall, the project will result in nearly 30,000 trees planted to reforest the hillside within the view shed of Interstates 64 and 79. The project also entails landscaping the planned handicap-accessible trail that will link Coonskin Park to downtown Charleston.”
Support for GSC ‘s adoption of Yeager Airport, which began in September 2008, has been received from multiple sources including Yeager Airport, The Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation, Capitol Conservation District, Kanawha Valley Parks and Recreation, Smith Land Surveying, and Dow Chemical Company.
For more information or to receive a free five-minute DVD outlining the project’s progress, contact Baber at “Bob.Baber@glenville.edu” or 304.462.4125 (office) or 304.904.2440 (cell).
You can also mail requests to: Dr. Bob Henry Baber, Glenville State College Foundation, 200 High Street, Glenville, WV 26351.
The Gilmer County PSD will be closed on Good Friday, April 02, 2010 at 232 West Main Street, Glenville, WV.
If you have any questions, call 304.462.4272.
~~ Brenda Lawson, General Mgr. ~~
Dr. John C. Westfall will be sponsoring an Easter Egg Hunt Saturday April 03, 2010 at 11:00 AM
The Egg Hunt will be held at the upper level of the Gilmer County Recreation Center
Children 12 and under welcome!
Grand Prize: Savings Bond
Other prizes donated by local businesses
All alumni and friends of the Glenville State College are invited back to campus for this year’s Alumni Day on April 24, 2010 .
Those coming to Glenville the evening before and those living within driving distance to campus may want to take advantage of GSC’s softball game with Shepherd University on April 23, 2010 at 4:00 PM (I.L. & Sue Morris Stadium) and GSC’s annual spring band concert, under the direction of Professor Lloyd Bone, at 8:00 PM (Fine Arts Center).
Tickets for the band concert may be purchased at the door. Inquires about the concert should be directed to GSC’s Fine Arts Department at (304) 462-4132. Should you need additional information about the evening softball game, contact GSC’s Athletic Department at 304.462.4102.
On Saturday, several activities have been scheduled for throughout the day including a noon track meet and a 2:00 PM softball game (GSC vs. Bluefield State) with all culminating with the popular evening alumni banquet. For more information about these athletic events, which will both be at Morris Stadium, contact GSC’s Athletic Department at 304.462.4102.
All activities on Saturday promise to be wonderful opportunities for everyone to socialize, reminisce, and re-establish contact with fellow alums that they haven’t seen in a while. The Alumni Center, open from noon – 4:30 PM, will be headquarters for the day’s activities with registration (tickets, name tags, etc.) and social time for everyone throughout the afternoon.
The GSC College Bookstore will be open from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM on Saturday for everyone to have an opportunity to find that special GSC souvenir and the Robert F. Kidd Library will be open during these hours as well. At some point in the afternoon, everyone will also want to allow time to view the art show that will be on display in GSC’s Art Gallery in the Fine Arts Center.
The annual meet and greet social time for banquet attendees will be held in the pre-function area of the Alan B. Mollohan Campus Community Center from 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM, followed by the alumni banquet at 6:00 PM in the ballroom.
The evening’s spotlight at the banquet will be on the Alumni Association’s guests of honor:
• Alumnus of the Year, David Grapes, II, ’73;
• Outstanding Teacher Award Recipient (Public Schools), Rick Kinder, ’82;
• Alumni Chapter Award Recipients, Carol Hawkins Hamilton ’62/Kentucky Chapter and Maureen Kraus Gildein ’82/North Carolina Chapter;
• Outstanding Young Alumni Award Recipient, Dr. Jeff Lancaster ’99;
• Alumni Service Award Recipient, Ralph J. Holder ’56
The spotlight will also be upon the families of Carlos Ratliff ’34, Dr. Richard Hoover ’54, and Dr. Rick Butler ’74 as these three gentlemen are honored posthumously.
Recognition will also be given that evening to outstanding GSC students who will receive GSC Foundation Academic Awards at the banquet. These academic awards are presented each year on the recommendations of faculty members from various departments with funds for these awards being provided by alumni and friends of Glenville State College.
Margaret Miller Goodwin ’51 will again be sponsoring a reception in the GSC Alumni Center immediately following the Alumni Banquet. All banquet attendees are invited to continue their evening of fellowship and the renewing of acquaintances there after the awards ceremony.
For planning purposes, prior reservations to the banquet are encouraged. Contact the GSC Alumni Office at 304.462.4122, local, or 866.239.0285, toll free, to make your reservation.
Denny Hamlin - Toyota - FedEx Freight
Denny Hamlin was supposed to have knee surgery on Monday afternoon. Instead, Hamlin went on to win in another dramatic, nail-biting finish at Martinsville.
01 11 Denny Hamlin Toyota FedEx Freight
02 20 Joey Logano Toyota The Home Depot
03 24 Jeff Gordon Chevrolet DuPont
04 39 Ryan Newman Chevrolet Haas Automation
05 56 Martin Truex Jr. Toyota NAPA Auto Parts
06 83 Brian Vickers Toyota Red Bull
07 33 Clint Bowyer Chevrolet BB&T
08 99 Carl Edwards Ford Aflac
09 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet Lowe’s
10 16 Greg Biffle Ford U.S. Census
Driver Standing - Goody’s Fast Pain Relief 500 :
01 Jimmie Johnson 898 Leader
02 Greg Biffle 884 -14
03 Matt Kenseth 882 -16
04 Kevin Harvick 837 -61
05 Jeff Burton 785 -113
06 Kurt Busch 776 -122
07 Jeff Gordon 773 -125
08 Tony Stewart 770 -128
09 Clint Bowyer 747 -151
10 Dale Earnhardt Jr. 739 -159
Boneless, skinless turkey breast can make for a healthy meal. But it doesn’t exactly scream excitement.
This is where a little creative pounding can come in handy. By using a meat mallet or rolling pin to pound thin turkey breast cutlets, you are able to stuff and roll the meat.
The resulting roulade not only looks impressive, all trussed up with twine, but when cut it creates elegant pinwheel slices.
Preparing a turkey roulade for Passover is a nice alternative to the classic stuffed capon or breast of veal, as long as you make a stuffing that isn’t based on breadcrumbs.
In many stuffing recipes, matzo bread (broken into pieces) or matzo meal can be substituted for the standard leavened bread, which is forbidden during Passover. But there are other alternatives, as well.
Dried fruits and nuts make an excellent dressing for turkey or roast chicken, and their concentrated flavors and inherent richness mean you won’t need much additional fat.
In many Jewish regional traditions, rice is considered kosher for Passover since it technically is a grass seed and not a grain. Wild rice in particular makes a nice stuffing, especially when combined with dried fruits, such as apricots or dates.
The same is true of quinoa, which is the seed of a grass.
The quinoa-mushroom stuffing for this roulade is based on a pilaf created by Laura Frankel, author of “Jewish Cook for All Seasons.“ The stuffing also can be made and served as a standalone side-dish, as well.
For the Stuffing :
1/2 cup quinoa
1 cup water
3 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
3/4 cup sliced cremini or shiitake mushrooms
1 medium shallot, finely chopped
1/4 cup pine nuts, toasted
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon salt, or to taste
Ground black pepper, to taste
For the Turkey and Gravy :
2 1/2 pounds boneless, skinless turkey breast cutlets
1/4 teaspoon salt, or to taste
Ground black pepper, to taste
6 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
1 cup white wine (kosher for Passover)
3/4 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
1 cup coarsely chopped yellow onion
8 sprigs fresh thyme, or 1 teaspoon dried
4 teaspoons potato starch or cornstarch
2 tablespoons water
2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
1 teaspoon lemon juice
To prepare the stuffing, thoroughly rinse and drain the quinoa.
In a medium saucepan over high, combine the quinoa and water.
Bring to a boil, lower heat to medium, then cook until the quinoa is tender, about 15 minutes.
Toss with 1 teaspoon of the oil.
In a medium skillet over medium, heat the remaining 2 teaspoons of oil.
Add the mushrooms and shallot and sauté until lightly browned and any liquid has evaporated, 10 to 12 minutes.
Add the mushroom mixture, pine nuts, lemon juice salt and pepper to the quinoa, then set aside.
To prepare turkey, heat the oven to 300 F.
Place the turkey cutlets on a cutting board.
Cover the cutlets with plastic wrap, then use a meat mallet or rolling pin to pound them to an even 1/4 inch thickness.
Remove the plastic wrap.
Spread the stuffing over each flattened cutlet.
Roll each cutlet into a cylinder.
Secure with kitchen twine at 1-inch intervals.
Sprinkle the rolled turkey with salt and pepper.
In a large, nonstick skillet over medium-high, heat 2 teaspoons of the oil.
Add half of the rolled cutlets and cook, turning from time to time, until browned on all sides, 8 to 10 minutes.
Transfer to a plate. Repeat with another 2 teaspoons of oil and cutlets.
Return the skillet to the heat and add the wine.
Bring to a simmer, stirring to scrape up any browned bits.
Add the broth and return to a simmer.
Remove from the heat.
In a large Dutch oven over medium, heat the remaining 2 teaspoons of oil.
Add the onion and sauté until softened, 2 to 3 minutes.
Add the browned turkey cutlets.
Pour in the wine mixture from the skillet, and then add the thyme.
Cover the Dutch oven and bake until an instant read thermometer inserted at the center of the cutlets registers 170 F, about 45 minutes to 1 hour.
Transfer the turkey to a cutting board and tent with foil to keep warm.
To make the gravy, strain the liquid from the Dutch oven into a medium saucepan, pressing on the solids.
Bring to a simmer over medium-high, and then cook for 2 to 3 minutes.
In a small bowl, mix the potato starch or cornstarch and water, then add it to the simmering gravy, whisking until lightly thickened.
Add the mustard and lemon juice, whisking until smooth.
Season with pepper and cook until heated through.
Remove the string from the cutlets.
Carve into 1/2-inch-thick slices and serve with gravy.
Servings : 8
WV State Tax Commissioner
Christopher G. Morris
If you have an unpaid or delinquent municipal cost, fine, forfeiture, or penalty your West Virginia personal income tax refund may be garnished to settle the debt. Taxpayers who fail to pay municipal fines will have the unpaid amounts and the State Tax Commissioner’s administration fee withheld from their personal income tax refund.
West Virginia municipalities must sign up to participate in this legislatively mandated program called the municipal income tax refund offset program. As required by law, the State Tax Department will notify taxpayers of the refund offset, and of the requesting municipality or municipal court. When all fines have been paid in full to the municipality or municipal court, the taxpayer will be removed from the offset program.
Taxpayers who fail to pay municipal costs within 270 days of the judgment will be subject to the withholding or denial of their personal income tax refund. After the 270 days, the municipal court will send a list of unpaid municipal costs, fines, forfeitures, or penalties to the State Tax Commissioner. The list will contain the taxpayer’s personal information and the amount of unpaid municipal costs.
A taxpayer can challenge the delinquency designation by requesting a hearing before the West Virginia Office of Tax Appeals. Taxpayers must initiate a proceeding before the Office of Tax Appeals within 60 days after receiving the State Tax Department’s notice of the offset.
SUMMER FOOD SERVICE PROGRAM 2010
Gilmer County 4-H Camp (June 20-24, 2010)
The Gilmer County 4-H Leaders Association announces the sponsorship of the Summer Food Service Program. In accordance with Federal law and US Department of Agriculture (USDA) policy, this Institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability.
To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, DC, 20250-9410, or call toll free 866.632.9992 (Voice). TDD users can contact the USDA through local relay or the Federal Relay at 800.877.8339 (TDD) or 866.377.8642 (relay voice users). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.
If a child is a member of a food stamp household or an AFDC assistance unit, the child is automatically eligible to receive free program meal benefits, subject to completion of the free/reduced application form.
Eligibility for free and reduced price meal reimbursement is based on the following income scales:
GUIDELINES TO DETERMINE STUDENT ELIGIBILITY
SUMMER FOOD SERVICE PROGRAM
Annual Family Income Before Deductions
|Federal Income Chart For School Year July 1, 2009 – June 30, 2010|
Breakfast and Lunch open to all children, ages 18 years and under, who would like to participate.
Meals will be served at the Glenville State College Energy Express Site. Meals will be family style meals in the Mollohan Campus Center for Breakfast (8:30 - 9:00 AM) and Lunch (12:00 - 12:30 PM).
Then, in my dreams of the Last Day,
Our Lord will come back and reward us for having, by his grace, straightened the world out, and having the poor competent and the rich thoughtful and the well-protected kindly and generous and involved, and the educated enthralled with the kingdom of God, and the spiritual able to perceive him in such a way as to make him visible to us.
Patricia Anne Hinzman
Graveside services will be held in memory and honor of Patricia Anne Hinzman on Saturday, April 10, 2010 at 1:00 PM at the Horn Creek Cemetery in Cox’s Mills.
Mrs. Hinzman died Saturday, March 27, 2010 at Select Speciality Hospital in Nashville, TN, after a long illness.
Born August, 20, 1936 in Akron, OH, she was the daughter of the late Mathias Steger and Katherine Stewart Steger Everett.
She was married in 1959 to Hale Hinzman who died in 1987.
She was also preceded in death by a son, Timothy Hinzman in 1968.
She lived in both the Burnt House and Troy communities for several years before moving to Tennessee in 1992.
Mrs. Hinzman leaves two daughters; Debra (John) Selby, MD, of Paris, TN, and Lori (Rodney) Stansberry of and Sam Stansberry of Ashland City, TN.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, Attn: Danielle Henry, 7272 Greenville Ave., Dallas, TX 75231.
Mary Louise Buckhannon
Age 67, of 21 Homewood Hill Road, Weston, passed away on Monday, March 29, 2010, at the Ruby Memorial Hospital Morgantown after brief illness.
She was born on August 18, 1942; daughter of the late Stanton Conrad and Minnie Edith (Williams) Conrad.
In 1959 Mary married William F. Buckhannon who preceded her in death in 2003.
Mary is survived by five children, Ava Smith of Walkersville, Kathy Buckhannon of Weston, Carol Cowgar of Adrian, Teresa Armstrong of Tennessee, and William Buckhannon of Adrian. In addition to her children she is survived by 17 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren; three brothers, Ray, Clyde, and Virgil Conrad; and two sisters, Wilma Pumphery, Waneda Riffle.
In addition to her husband she was preceded in death by one brother, Jimmy Conrad; and two sisters Geneva Vankirk, and Thelma Pumphery.
Mary attended the Weston Church of God, and was a homemaker. She enjoyed working in the garden, working with flowers, listening to Gospel Music and cooking for friends and family. Mary’s greatest joy was spending time with her family especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Family will receive friends at the Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home, 730 North Main Avenue Weston, on Wednesday, March 31, from 2-4 and 6-8 PM.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, April 01, at 1:00 PM from the Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Sara Weaver. Interment will follow in the Peterson Cemetery of Weston.
George C. “Jug” Easton Sr.
of Macfarlan, WV, died March 28, 2010, at his residence.
Funeral services will be at 1:00 PM Wednesday at Macfarlan Community Church.
Friends may call at Raiguel Funeral Home, Harrisville, today from 4:00-8:00 PM and Wednesday at the church from Noon-1:PP PM.