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Youth Football Teams and Cheer Squads Donate to the UHC Cancer Center to Make an Impact

Bridgeport, WV — Team members from each Bridgeport youth football team and cheer squad visited the Cecil B. Highland & Barbara B. Highland Cancer Center at United Hospital Center recently to donate $500 in support of breast cancer programs at the hospital. 

“We wanted to shed a different light on breast cancer by making an impact on a life that is fighting the disease,“ said Lisa Hinzman, Bridgeport Youth Football Fundraising Coordinator.  “This is really hitting home with many of us on the team as most know somebody affected by cancer.“ 

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Players raised funds through t-shirt sales, old team jersey sales, spirit shop sales at games and very giving parents.  The fund raising project was to help make an impact on those affected with breast cancer, as well as a way to educate the team about the disease. 

Each team also showed their support this season by wearing a pink ribbon on their helmets. The pink ribbon is the nationally-recognized symbol of breast cancer awareness.

“We are incredibly proud of these Bridgeport youngsters and the great partnership they have created with the cancer center,“ said Peggy Johnson, RN, BSN, navigator for breast health.  “Together we are making a difference with the funds they have raised to enhance and expand the navigational services offered at UHC.”

Cheerleader Remembers Normantown’s 1945 Run to Title

As high school state basketball tournament action heats up in Charleston, 87-year-old Morgantown resident and former Normantown High School cheerleader Betty Cross recalls her school’s memorable run to the state title 70 years ago.

In 1945, Normantown High School, a small high school in Gilmer County that only had a little more than 100 students at the time, had a Cinderella season en route to an improbable state title in hoops. Cross, whose maiden name was Betty Jean Whitesel, was one of only two cheerleaders at the school. She fondly recalls her neighbor and one of the players on the team predicting a state tournament victory before the season.

“One of the players who left next to me and I lived in Gilmer County close to the school, and he said to me, Betty Jean, we’re going to win this tournament,” she recalled this week when speaking with MetroNews.

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Much like Hickory High in the famous movie “Hoosiers”, Normantown beat several larger schools on their way to capturing a championship which at that time was played in Morgantown. Cross remembers how large the crowds were that showed up to watch the games, despite a premium on gasoline at the time.

“The gymnasium was filled to overflowing in Glenville when they played the sectional. The same thing in Clarksburg when they played WI in the regional,” Cross said. “And I think they had more people in the fieldhouse in Morgantown at that time for the tournament than there had ever been before.”

The Vikings won three games in Morgantown including two in the same day with the championship coming over Logan.

How was such a tiny school able to pull off a run to a state championship? Cross said that the Normantown Vikings team that year was known for their slow deliberate style of play and cool demeanor on the court.

“They were very stable in their play,” she recalled. “They never went wild or anything, they just contained. They played that slow, controlled type of basketball. And I can’t remember a time where they were flustered.”

Cross said she has fond memories of the championship season, which was her junior year at Normantown. She noted that, remarkably, herself, 9 of the 11 players on the team, the manager, and the other cheerleader, Jean Robert Pitts, were all members of the junior class.

G-OB™: Gilmer County Schools Employment – Elementary Cheerleading Coach - All Schools

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AVAILABLE POSITIONS:
Elementary Cheerleading Coach
Glenville Elementary School
Sand Fork Elementary School
Normantown Elementary School
Troy Elementary School

JOB DESCRIPTION:

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

1. cooperates with building principal,

2. cooperates with athletic director,

3. develops rapport with coaching staff within the school,

4. organizes coaching staff,

5. develops positive relationship with participants,

6. develops positive relationship with student body,

7. develops positive relationship with faculty,

8. develops positive relationship with parents and community,

9. 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.


EMPLOYMENT TERM: 2014-2015 season


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: County Supplement - $600


SUBMIT: Application for employment; Copy of WV Coaching Certificate; Current employees submit Extra Curricular Bid Sheet (located on the county website) Incomplete application packets will not be considered.


Send these documents to:
                                  Judith Stalnaker, Personnel Director
                                  Gilmer County Schools
                                  201 North Court Street
                                  Glenville, WV 26351


CLOSING DATE:  Wednesday, October 01, 2014 - 3:00 PM


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 U.S. Department of Education’s Director of the Office of Civil Rights, 215.596.6795.


E15-001-07
Posted: 09-24-14

G-OB™: Gilmer County Schools Employment – Elementary Cheerleading Basketball Coach

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AVAILABLE POSITIONS:
                                Elementary Cheerleading Basketball Coach
                                    Glenville Elementary School
                                    Sand Fork Elementary School
                                    Normantown Elementary School
                                    Troy Elementary School

JOB DESCRIPTION:

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

1. cooperates with building principal,

2. cooperates with athletic director,

3. develops rapport with coaching staff within the school,

4. organizes coaching staff,

5. develops positive relationship with participants,

6. develops positive relationship with student body,

7. develops positive relationship with faculty,

8. develops positive relationship with parents and community,

9. 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.

EMPLOYMENT TERM: 2014-2015 season

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: County Supplement - $600

SUBMIT:  Application for employment; Copy of WV Coaching Certificate; Current employees submit Extra Curricular Bid Sheet (located on the county website) Incomplete application packets will not be considered.

Send these documents to:
                                  Judith Stalnaker, Personnel Director
                                  Gilmer County Schools
                                  201 North Court Street
                                  Glenville, WV 26351

CLOSING DATE: Tuesday, September 23, 2014 -  3:00 PM


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.

E15-001-04
Posted: 09.16.14

GCHS Varsity Cheer Tryouts - 08.04.2014 - 08.06.2014 - Starting Today

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GCHS Varsity Cheer Tryouts will be held Monday, August 04, 2014 - Wednesday, August 06. 2004 from 10:00 AM - 12:00 Noon in the high school gym.

Any student in grades 9-12 wishing to tryout must have at least a 2.0 GPA from last school year and a new physical (after June 01, 2014).

For questions or concerns, please contact Coach Duelley at 304.904.2993.

GCHS Varsity Cheer Tryouts - 08.04.2014 - 08.06.2014

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GCHS Varsity Cheer Tryouts will be held Monday, August 04, 2014 - Wednesday, August 06. 2004 from 10:00 AM - 12:00 Noon in the high school gym.

Any student in grades 9-12 wishing to tryout must have at least a 2.0 GPA from last school year and a new physical (after June 01, 2014).

For questions or concerns, please contact Coach Duelley at 304.904.2993.

Sports Brief - 07.29.14

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►  GCHS VARSITY CHEER TRYOUTS:  GCHS Varsity Cheer Tryouts will be held Monday, August 04, 2014 - Wednesday, August 06. 2004 from 10:00 AM - 12:00 Noon in the high school gym.

Any student in grades 9-12 wishing to tryout must have at least a 2.0 GPA from last school year and a new physical (after June 01, 2014).

For questions or concerns, please contact Coach Duelley at 304.904.2993.

 



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►  MARSHALL-GROOMS DISMISSED:  Marshall has dismissed running back Kevin Grooms following his arrest.

The Marshall athletic department issued a statement saying Grooms was dismissed Saturday for a violation of team rules and policies. The department said it would have no further comment.

Western Regional Jail records show Grooms was charged with domestic assault, burglary, petit larceny and fleeing on foot. Jail records didn’t indicate whether he has an attorney.

Last November, Grooms was arrested on domestic battery and obstruction charges and was suspended from the team indefinitely.

Grooms led Marshall as a freshman in 2012 with 737 rushing yards. He ran for 503 yards during an injury-plagued season in 2013.

 



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►  VIKINGS’ RUDOLPH SIGNS EXTENSION:  The Minnesota Vikings signed tight end Kyle Rudolph to a contract extension on Sunday night.

The 24-year-old Rudolph caught 30 passes for 313 yards and three touchdowns in 2013.

“I’m extremely excited to get this extension completed and continue my career with the Minnesota Vikings. I’ve said all along I wanted to stay in Minnesota. I love the fans, the community and, most importantly, I’m excited about where this team is going. I’m looking forward to the 2014 season and helping this organization reach our ultimate goal,“ Rudolph said.

The 2012 Pro-Bowl MVP has already racked up 15 scores, ranking him fifth in Vikings history for tight ends.


►  BROWNS’ PINKSTON NOT MEDICALLY CLEARED:  Cleveland Browns offensive lineman Jason Pinkston has not been medically cleared for training camp.

The Browns and Pinkston’s agents released a joint statement Monday, but did not include details about the fourth-year veteran’s condition.

“Cleveland Browns offensive lineman Jason Pinkston has not been medically cleared to participate in football activities,“ the statement read. “The team has been in communication with Jason and his representatives and will respect their wishes to not provide any further details at this time.“

Pinkston started 16 games as a rookie in 2011, then battled a blood clot in his lung the following year and played just six games. He sustained a significant ankle sprain during the 2013 preseason and played just three games upon his return in November.


►  REDSKINS SIGN LB BROWN:  The Washington Redskins signed linebacker Everette Brown to an undisclosed deal on Monday.

Brown was originally selected by the Carolina Panthers in the second round (43rd overall) of the 2009 NFL Draft and has since appeared in 38 career games with three starts for the Panthers (2009-11), San Diego Chargers (2011-12) and Dallas Cowboys (2013).

Brown, who also spent time on the rosters of the Detroit Lions (2012) and Philadelphia Eagles (2013), has recorded 59 tackles (42 solo) with seven sacks, four forced fumbles, three passes defensed and an interception.

Last season, he appeared in seven games for the Cowboys and notched a sack in his season debut versus Minnesota in Week 9.


►  RAIDERS SIGN DEERING:  The Oakland Raiders signed safety Jeremy Deering on Monday.

Deering was originally signed by the New England Patriots as an undrafted free agent in May before being waived later in the month.

In four seasons at Rutgers, he played in 48 games, seeing action at running back, wide receiver, kick returner and safety. He finished his collegiate career with 130 rushes for 578 yards and two touchdowns, 21 receptions for 415 yards and one touchdown, 41 kickoff returns for 1,100 yards and one touchdown and 45 tackles (28 solo), one interception and one pass defensed.


►  PANTHERS’ WHARTON TO ANNOUNCE RETIREMENT:  Offensive lineman Travelle Wharton will announce his retirement in a press conference at Carolina Panthers training camp on Tuesday.

Wharton was drafted by the Panthers in the third round of the 2004 NFL Draft. He was a starter for the Panthers for eight seasons before signing with the Cincinnati Bengals prior to the 2012 season.

The 33-year-old blew out his knee in the preseason and did not appear in a regular season game for the Bengals that year.

Wharton returned to the Panthers last season and started 12 games. For his career, Wharton started 111 of 115 games.

 



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►  JUDGE RULES AGAINST DONALD STERLING:  Judge Michael Levanas ruled against Donald Sterling on Monday in his attempt to prevent the $2 billion sale of the Los Angeles Clippers to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer.

The Los Angeles Superior Court Judge favored with Donald Sterling’s estranged wife Shelly Sterling on all counts in the tentative ruling, upholding the removal of her husband as trustee of the Sterling Family Trust, which owns the Clippers, on grounds of mental incapacitation.

“We are pleased that the court has affirmed Shelly Sterling’s right to sell the Los Angeles Clippers to Steve Ballmer. We look forward to the transaction closing as soon as possible,“ the NBA said in a statement.

Shelly Sterling negotiated the sale of the team after the 80-year-old Donald Sterling was banned for life from the NBA and fined $2.5 million for making offensive racial remarks about African-Americans.

She got authority to remove her husband from the trust that owned the franchise when doctors found out that he had signs of Alzheimer’s disease and was unable to manage his affairs.

Donald Sterling claimed his wife deceived him about the medical examination.

The Donald Sterling ban came after an audio recording in April by TMZ.com surfaced of Sterling scolding his young girlfriend for bringing black men to Clippers games.


►  LAKERS HIRE BYRON SCOTT AS THEIR NEW COACH:  The Los Angeles Lakers officially signed Byron Scott to a multi-year contract as head coach on Monday.

The former Lakers guard has reportedly agreed to a four-year, $17 million deal to replace Mike D’Antoni in Los Angeles.

“After an extensive and thorough search, we’re proud to welcome Byron back to the Lakers family as our next head coach,“ said Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak. “Byron has proven himself at the highest levels of the game as both a player and a coach in his almost 30 years of NBA experience. His leadership skills and track record for success make him the ideal person to lead this franchise forward.“

Scott was fired in April 2013 at the end of his third season as head coach of the Cleveland Cavaliers.

He has also coached the Nets and Hornets since a 14-year playing career that included three NBA title runs with the Lakers in the 1980s. Scott has a coaching record of 416-521.

D’Antoni resigned as Lakers coach in April after one of the worst seasons in franchise history and less than 18 months after he was brought in to replace Mike Brown early in the 2012-13 season.

Kobe Bryant’s rookie season came with Scott on the floor in his final NBA season with the Lakers. Now, Scott has a chance to coach Bryant.

“I am ecstatic to once again be a Laker and to have the opportunity to work alongside Mitch and the Buss family,“ said Scott. “I know firsthand what it takes to bring a championship to this city, and as someone who both grew up in L.A. and played the majority of my career here, I know how passionate and dedicated our fans are. I will give everything I have to fulfill the championship expectations that our supporters have for us, and that we have for ourselves.“


►  LAKERS SIGN WESLEY JOHNSON:  The Los Angeles Lakers re-signed forward Wesley Johnson on Monday.

General manager Mitch Kupchak made the announcement. Terms of the agreement were not released, although multiple reports have it at just under $1 million for one year.

“I’m happy to welcome Wesley back to our team and am excited to see him develop further after taking such great strides last season,“ Kupchak said.

Johnson, like many other young Lakers last season, had a breakout year playing under former head coach Mike D’Antoni. Johnson averaged career highs with 9.1 points and 4.4 rebounds per game while appearing in a team-high 79 contests.

A four-year vet out of Syracuse, Johnson spent his first two seasons with the Timberwolves after they made him the fourth pick in the 2010 NBA draft, and a year with the Suns before signing with Los Angeles last offseason.

 



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►  PADRES SHELVE QUENTIN, ACTIVATE GYORKO:  The San Diego Padres have placed outfielder Carlos Quentin on the 15-day disabled list and activated infielder Jedd Gyorko from the DL.

Quentin has a sore left knee and last played Saturday against Atlanta. He has struggled mightily in 50 games this season after starting the year on the DL because of a bruised knee, batting just .177 with four homers and 18 runs batted in.

Gyorko had been sidelined since June 6 with plantar fasciitis in his left foot. He missed 44 games because of the injury and hit .294 in six games of a rehab stint with Triple-A El Paso after batting just .162 in 56 games for the Padres.

San Diego also optioned infielder Brooks Conrad to El Paso to make room on the 25-man roster for pitcher Jason Lane, who was scheduled to start Monday against the Braves in place of Ian Kennedy. Kennedy has a sore left oblique.

Lane, a former outfielder with the Houston Astros, will make his first big league start as a pitcher. The 37-year-old lefty was 6-8 with a 4.67 ERA in 19 starts for El Paso and made two relief appearances for the Padres in June, surrendering just one hit in 4 1/3 innings.


►  ORIOLES PLACE MCFARLAND ON BEREAVEMENT LIST:  The Baltimore Orioles placed relief pitcher T.J. McFarland on the bereavement list and recalled pitcher Preston Guilmet from Triple-A Norfolk.

McFarland, a lefty, has gone 4-2 with a 3.07 ERA in 23 games for the Orioles this season.

The right-handed Guilmet has posted a 5.23 ERA in 10 games with the Orioles this season, striking out 12 batters and walking two in 10 1/3 innings.


►  CUBS TRADE BARNEY TO DODGERS:  The Chicago Cubs have traded infielder Darwin Barney and cash considerations to the Los Angeles Dodgers for a player to be named later.

Barney was designated for assignment on July 22 after batting .230 with 10 doubles, two home runs and 16 RBI in 72 games for the Cubs this season.

The 28-year-old Barney has a career batting average of .244 with 88 doubles, 18 home runs and 146 RBI in 542 games with the Cubs. He won the 2012 National League Gold Glove after tying a major league single-season record with 141- consecutive errorless games at second base.


►  PHILS RELEASE OF GWYNN:  The Philadelphia Phillies released outfielder Tony Gwynn Jr. on Monday.

Gwynn had been designated for assignment last Monday.

The 31-year-old hit just .163 with three RBI in 67 games as a reserve outfielder.

His father, Hall of Fame outfielder Tony Gwynn, passed away on June 16.


►  D-BACKS ACTIVATE PACHECO:  The Arizona Diamondbacks reinstated infielder/catcher Jordan Pacheco from the 15-day disabled list and placed infielder/outfielder Nick Evans on unconditional release waivers.

Pacheco is hitting .375 (3-for-8) with a double and two runs scored in eight games for the D-backs since being claimed off waivers from the Rockies on June 12. In 30 games this season between the Rockies and Diamondbacks, he is batting .250 with seven doubles and eight RBI.

Evans hit .273 (6-for-22) with two doubles, two home runs and seven RBI in 18 games for the D-backs this season.


►  RAYS ACTIVATE PERALTA:  The Tampa Bay Rays activated reliever Joel Peralta from the 15-day disabled list and designated left-hander Erik Bedard for assignment on Monday.

Peralta missed nine games because of an illness. The right-hander is 2-3 with a 4.15 ERA in 43 games this season.

Bedard went 4-6 with a 4.76 ERA in 17 games (15 starts) for the Rays this season. He was dropped from the rotation in early July.


►  A’S PLACE GENTRY ON DL:  The Oakland Athletics placed outfielder Craig Gentry on the 15-day disabled list with a broken right hand on Monday.

Gentry was batting .264 with 10 RBI and 18 stolen bases over 80 games with the A’s this season. This is Gentry’s second stint on the DL as a lower back strain put him on the shelf at the beginning of the season.

To take Gentry’s spot on the roster, Oakland selected outfielder Billy Burns from Double-A Midland. The A’s will make a move to clear a spot for Burns on the 40-man roster later Monday.


►  CISHEK, DEGROM SHARE NL WEEKLY HONORS:  Miami Marlins reliever Steve Cishek and New York Mets starter Jacob deGrom have been named co-National League Players of the Week for the period ending July 27.

In five appearances last week, Cishek converted a major league-best five save opportunities. The 28-year-old right-hander fanned eight in five innings of work and allowed just two hits while tying for the major league lead in pitching appearances.

The rookie deGrom tied for the National League lead in wins and innings pitched last week, going 2-0 with a 0.68 ERA, allowing one run on 13 1/3 innings with 11 strikeouts and three walks over two outings.


►  SANTANA EARNS AL PLAYER OF THE WEEK HONORS:  Cleveland Indians infielder and designated hitter Carlos Santana was named the American League Player of the Week on Monday.

Santana batted .556 (15-for-27) with three doubles, six homers and 10 RBI on his way to his first career Player of the Week honor and second straight for the Indians—Jason Kipnis won the award last week.

Santana led all hitters in batting average, homers, hits, runs scored (8), total bases (36) and slugging percentage (1.333) for the week

The 28-year-old slugger became the first player this season to hit five home runs in a single series when the Indians lost three out of four games to the Kansas City Royals to end the week.

Houston’s Jose Altuve, Oakland’s Yoenis Cespedes, Chris Sale of the White Sox, Boston’s David Ortiz and Zach Britton of the Orioles were all considered for the award.


►  YANKEES RECALL ALMONTE, DFA FRANCIS:  Before Monday’s game against the Texas Rangers, the New York Yankees recalled outfielder Zoilo Almonte from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre and designated pitcher Jeff Francis for assignment.

Almonte has appeared in 10 games for the Yankees this season, going 4-for-25 with one homer.

The Yankees had acquired Francis from the Oakland Athletics earlier this month. The left-hander went 1-0 with a 5.40 ERA in two relief appearances for New York.


►  ROYALS ACQUIRE KRATZ, HENDRIKS FROM BLUE JAYS FOR VALENCIA:  The Kansas City Royals have acquired catcher Erik Kratz and pitcher Liam Hendriks from the Toronto Blue Jays in exchange for infielder Danny Valencia.

Valencia hit .282 with two homers and 11 RBI in 36 games for the Royals this season.

Kratz has split time between Toronto and Triple-A Buffalo this season. In 34 games for the Jays this year, he hit .198 with three homers and 10 RBI. He was traded to Toronto this offseason from the Phillies’ organization, where he spent three years.

Hendriks made 16 starts for Buffalo this season, going 8-1 with a 2.33 ERA. The young righty went 1-0 with a 6.08 ERA in three starts for Toronto this year.

The Royals will recall infielder Christian Colon from Triple-A Omaha on Tuesday. Catcher Brett Hayes was designated for assignment.

 



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►  MOORE, LATTA NAMED WNBA PLAYERS OF WEEK:  Minnesota Lynx forward Maya Moore earned her third straight WNBA Western Conference Player of the Week award, the league announced Monday.

Washington Mystics guard Ivory Latta was named the Eastern Conference’s best performer for the past week.

Moore averaged 25.7 points and 8.3 rebounds, helping the Lynx go 3-0 and clinch a playoff berth. In a 112-108 double-overtime win over the Atlanta Dream, Moore scored 48 points, the second-highest total in a game in league history.

Latta averaged 20.3 points in three wins for the Mystics. She also led the East with 5.3 assists per game.

 



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►  BLUE JACKETS RE-SIGN TYRELL:  The Columbus Blue Jackets have re-signed forward Dana Tyrell to a one-year, two-way contract.

Tyrell was acquired from Tampa Bay in a March 5 trade and has yet to suit up for Columbus. He spent most of the 2013-14 season in the American Hockey League and appeared in seven games for the Lightning.

The 25-year-old Alberta native has seven goals and 17 assists for 24 points in 132 NHL games, all with the Lightning.


►  RED WINGS SIGN TATAR TO 3-YEAR DEAL:  The Detroit Red Wings signed forward Tomas Tatar to a three-year contract on Monday.

Tatar, 23, had 19 goals and 20 assists in 73 games for the Red Wings last season. He ranked second on the team in goals and third with a plus-12 rating.

In 100 career games, all with Detroit, the Slovakian has registered 24 goals and 47 points.


►  MAPLE LEAFS BRING IN WINNIK:  The Maple Leafs signed Toronto native Daniel Winnik to a one-year contract on Monday.

The 29-year-old forward set career highs in assists (24) and points (30) while playing 76 games for the Anaheim Ducks last season.

For his career, Winnik has totaled 49 goals and 101 assists in 490 games with Phoenix, Colorado, San Jose and Anaheim.

 



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►  CLARK MOVES INSIDE TOP 100 OF WORLD RANKINGS:  Tim Clark earned his first victory in four years at the Canadian Open on Sunday, and that win moved him inside the top 100 of this week’s world rankings.

Clark birdied five of his last eight holes to rally past third-round leader Jim Furyk and earn his second career win on the PGA Tour. His first win came at the 2010 Players Championship.

With that victory, Clark vaulted 78 places up the rankings from 153rd to 75th.

The top five players in the rankings remained the same, with Adam Scott maintaining the top spot ahead of Rory McIlroy, Henrik Stenson, Justin Rose and Sergio Garcia.

Furyk’s third runner-up finish of the season jumped him up two spots to eighth, causing Jason Day and Tiger Woods to each drop a place and they sit at ninth and 10th, respectively.

Jordan Spieth, Martin Kaymer, Phil Mickelson and Zach Johnson maintained their positions from 11th through 14th.

Hideki Matsuyama moved up a pair of slots to 15th, while Dustin Johnson and Graeme McDowell both fell a spot to 16th and 17th. Rickie Fowler, Jimmy Walker and Steve Stricker all held firm to round out the top 20.


►  NOT MUCH CHANGE IN WOMEN’S WORLD RANKINGS THIS WEEK:  With the International Crown in action last week, there was barely any change to this week’s women’s world rankings.

Stacy Lewis, who was a member of the United States team that was eliminated after the third round of the International Crown, remains in the No. 1 slot, followed by Lydia Ko and Korean team member Inbee Park.

Suzann Pettersen remained at No. 4, Lexi Thompson is still No. 5 and this year’s U.S. Women’s Open champion Michelle Wie stayed put at No. 6. Karrie Webb, Shanshan Feng, So Yeon Ryu and Cristie Kerr rounded out the top 10.

Anna Nordqvist, Paula Creamer, Angela Stanford, Lizette Salas, Amy Yang, Jessica Korda and Catriona Matthew are 11 through 17 respectively, the same spots they were in last week.

The first change in the top 20 was at 18 and 19. Sun Ju Ahn and Na Yeon Choi swapped spots with Ahn taking over at No. 18 and Choi dropping a spot to No. 19. Rounding out the top 20 is Azahara Munoz, who is No. 20 for another week.

Julie Greciet, who earned her first LET victory at the Sberbank Golf Masters in the Czech Republic on Sunday, jumped 163 spots from No. 346 to No. 183.

 



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►  PAUL MILLSAP ADDED TO U.S. TEAM:  Atlanta Hawks forward Paul Millsap was added to the men’s national team on Sunday.

USA Basketball made the announcement a day before the team begins preparations for the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup in Las Vegas.

Millsap was added after star forwards Kevin Love and Blake Griffin recently withdrew.

 



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►  GINEPRI ADVANCES IN D.C.:  Veteran American Robby Ginepri was an easy first-round winner Monday at the $1.4 million Citi Open tennis event.

The qualifier and 31-year-old Florida native got past Colombian Alejandro Falla 6-4, 6-2 on the hardcourts at FitzGerald Tennis Center.

The one-time world No. 15 Ginepri is rewarded with a match against top-seeded Czech star Tomas Berdych.

An all-American affair saw Tim Smyczek douse qualifier Alex Kuznetsov 6-3, 6-0, while France’s Benoit Paire took out Canadian Frank Dancevic 6-4, 6-0.

In another all-American matchup, Rajeev Ram outlasted Jared Donaldson by a 6-7 (1-7), 6-4, 7-5 score. American Donald Young moved on with a 6-4, 4-6, 6-4 win over Yuichi Sugita of Japan.

Other first-round wins came from Tunisia’s Malek Jaziri, Slovak Lukas Lacko, Russian Evgeny Donskoy and Australians Bernard Tomic and Marinko Matosevic.

Three-time champion Juan Martin del Potro, who is not defending his title this year, beat two-time runner-up John Isner in last year’s D.C. finale.

The top seeds this week are the former Wimbledon runner-up Berdych and rising Canadian Milos Raonic.

This week’s U.S. Open Series winner will earn $316,400.


►  KUZNETSOVA WINS D.C. OPENER:  Former top-five star Svetlana Kuznetsova was an easy first-round winner Monday at the Citi Open, a U.S. Open Series tennis event.

The sixth-seeded Russian and two-time Grand Slam champion routed Slovenian Polona Hercog 6-3, 6-2 on the hardcourts at FitzGerald Tennis Center.

Third-seeded Alize Cornet of France was upset by American wild card Shelby Rogers 7-5, 4-6, 6-4, and seventh-seeded American Madison Keys was also an early casualty on Monday as she suffered a 7-5, 6-3 defeat at the hands of Japan’s Kurumi Nara.

In the last match of the evening, eighth-seeded Romanian Sorana Cirstea outlasted Kiki Bertens of the Netherlands, 6-4, 4-6, 6-3.

Meanwhile, American Vania King drubbed Canadian wild card Francoise Abanda 6-2, 6-0.

American qualifier Taylor Townsend bounced back from a first-set loss to nab a 3-6, 6-2, 6-3 victory over German Julia Goerges, and Kazakhstan’s Zarina Diyas cruised to a 6-4, 6-0 win over American qualifier Tornado Alicia Black.

Japanese qualifier Hiroko Kuwata whipped American Alison Riske 6-0, 7-5.

Slovak Magdalena Rybarikova beat German Andrea Petkovic in last year’s finale to capture her second straight title in the nation’s capital.

The top seed this week is Czech Lucie Safarova.

The 2014 D.C. champion will claim $43,000.


►  AUSTRIA’S THIEM ADVANCES ON HOME SOIL:  Heavy Austrian crowd favorite Dominic Thiem was a hard-fought opening-round winner Monday at the Kitzbuhel Cup tennis event.

The fifth-seeded 20-year-old outlasted Brazilian qualifier Joao Souza 7-6 (7-4), 3-6, 7-5 in 2 hours, 40 minutes on the red clay at Kitzbuhel Tennis Stadium. Heavy rain delayed play for about an hour after the second set.

In the second game of the match, Souza walked off the court after being warned by the chair umpire for taking too much time between serves.

Souza sat on his chair for several minutes, but decided to continue after the umpire refused to call the supervisor.

Meanwhile, Argentine qualifier Maximo Gonzalez upset eighth-seeded rising Spaniard Pablo Carreno Busta 6-3, 4-6, 7-5.

Also on Day 1, Spaniard Pere Riba handled German Dustin Brown 7-6 (8-6), 7-5; Austria’s Andreas Haider-Maurer topped wild card fellow countryman Gerald Melzer 6-2, 7-6 (7-1); Spanish qualifier Albert Ramos-Vinolas overcame Croatian qualifier Viktor Galovic 6-7 (5-7), 7-5, 6-2; and Czech Jiri Vesely dismissed German Jan-Lennard Struff 6-4, 6-4.

The top seeds in Kitzbuhel are German 2012 runner-up Philipp Kohlschreiber and Spaniard Marcel Granollers, who is the reigning champion. Granollers beat Argentine former champion Juan Monaco in last year’s finale.

This week’s winner will claim $104,000.

 



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►  NINE SET TO GO IN WEST VIRGINIA DERBY:  Louisiana Derby winner Vicar’s in Trouble heads a field of nine 3-year-olds for Saturday’s 45th running of the 1 1/8- mile, $750,000 West Virginia Derby at Mountaineer Park.

Owned by Ken and Sarah Ramsey, Vicar’s in Trouble will start from post 4 with Alan Garcia aboard the colt for the first time.

Vicar’s in Trouble, trained by Mike Maker, comes into Saturday’s race off a third-place finish behind Jessica’s Star in the Iowa Derby on May 31. The colt began the year by winning the Lecomte Stakes at Fair Grounds followed by a third in the track’s Risen Star Stakes.

After his victory in the Louisiana Derby, Vicar’s in Trouble finished last in the 19-horse Kentucky Derby. He has three wins and three thirds in seven lifetime starts for $813,900.

Candy Boy, trained by John Sadler, has drawn the outside post in the nine- horse field with Corey Nakatani back to ride the colt for the first time since the debut start more than 11 months ago.

Owned by C R K Stable, Candy Boy was second to Shared Belief four weeks ago in the Los Alamitos Derby. The colt won the Robert B. Lewis Stakes to begin the year and was third behind California Chrome in the Santa Anita Derby. Candy Boy was sent off at 9-1 but could do no better than 13th in the Kentucky Derby.

Candy Boy has two wins and three seconds in nine career starts for $525,600.

Here is the field for the West Virginia Derby from the rail out: Key for Success, Rex Stakes; For Goodness Sake. Brian Hernandez Jr.; Classic Giacnroll, Kendrick Carmouche; Vicar’s in Trouble, Alan Garcia; Tapiture, Rosie Napravnik; Gold Appointment, Rex Stokes; Divine View, Kerwin Clark; Only I Know, Christian Pilares and Candy Boy, Corey Nakatani.


►  PALACE MALICE LEADS POLL HEADING INTO WHITNEY:  Palace Malice, undefeated in four starts this season, tops the NTRA Thoroughbred Poll going into Saturday’s Whitney Invitational at Saratoga.

Owned by Dogwood Stable, Palace Malice received 32 first-place votes from the 38 cast and has 373 points for a 50-point lead. The 4-year-old colt, trained by Todd Pletcher, is expected to be favored for the 1 1/8-mile Whitney.

“It’s a huge race,“ Pletcher said. “The horse is doing fantastic. He’s off to a great start this year, and we’re just hoping for more of the same from him. He’s been super consistent and impressive. We know he likes Saratoga from the way he ran here the last two years, so we’re excited about the Whitney.“

Two-time Horse of the Year Wise Dan is back in training at Saratoga and is probable to start in the coming weeks. Trained by Charlie LoPresti for Morton Fink, Wise Dan has five top votes and 323 points for second behind Palace Malice.

“I’m not trying to set him down to make the Fourstardave,“ said LoPresti. “If he just jumps up and is dragging us around and acting like he has to run, we’ll run. If he doesn’t run in the Fourstardave (Aug. 9), maybe he’ll run in the Bernard Baruch (Aug. 30). He’s been through a lot. I’m sure there will be people that say, ‘That wasn’t one of his blistering works, he’s not the old Wise Dan.‘ He had colic surgery nine weeks ago; I wouldn’t want him to do something like that, and I wouldn’t make him do something like that.“

Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner California Chrome is third with a single first-place vote and 283 points.

Leading older female Close Hatches is fourth with 200 points followed by Game On Dude (132), Haskell winner Bayern (126), Shared Belief (109), Jim Dandy champ Wicked Strong (98), 3-year-old filly Untapable (85) and Lea (71).

The National Poll continues through the Breeders’ Cup on November 01.

 

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TUESDAY, JULY 29, 2014


Major League Baseball - National League
Philadelphia at NY Mets, 7:10 PM - CSN-Philadelphia, SNY, DSS
Arizona at Cincinnati, 7:10 PM - FS-Arizona, Ohio, DSS
Washington at Miami, 7:10 PM - MASN2, FS-Florida, DSS
Colorado at Chicago Cubs, 8:05 PM - ROOT-Rocky Mountain, WGN (America), DSS
Atlanta at Los Angeles, 10:10 PM - SportSouth, SportsNet LA, MLB Network, DSS
St. Louis at San Diego, 10:10 PM - FS-Midwest, San Diego, DSS
Pittsburgh at San Francisco, 10:15 PM - ROOT-Pittsburgh, CSN-Bay, MLB Net, DSS


American League
LA Angels at Baltimore, 7:05 PM - FS-West, MASN, DSS
Seattle at Cleveland, 7:05 PM - ROOT-Northwest, SportsTime Ohio, DSS
Chicago WSox at Detroit, 7:08 PM - CSN-Chicago, FS-Detroit, DSS
Toronto at Boston, 7:10 PM - SNET, NESN, DSS
NY Yankees at Texas, 8:05 PM - FS1
Oakland at Houston, 8:10 PM - CSN-California, Houston, DSS
Minnesota at Kansas City, 8:10 PM - FS-North, Kansas City, DSS


Interleague
Milwaukee at Tampa Bay, 7:10 PM - FS-Wisconsin, SunSports, DSS


WNBA
Connecticut at Atlanta, 12:00 PM - SportSouth, NBA TV
Washington at New York, 7:00 PM - MSG, NBA TV
Chicago at San Antonio, 8:00 PM - ESPN 2
Seattle at Tulsa, 8:00 PM - No scheduled television
Los Angeles at Phoenix, 10:00 PM - ESPN 2


International Soccer
EuroAmerican Cup: Universidad Catolica vs. Valencia CF, 7:55 PM - beIN Sport

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WVSSAC Works to Improve Athlete Safety

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The WVSSAC Sports Medicine Committee is continuing discussions on health and safety related issues for student athletes in member high and middle schools. The committee, consisting of medical doctors, certified athletic trainers, physical therapist and chiropractors meets several times each year.

The WVSSAC has been a national leader in developing the return-to-play protocol for athletes who have been identified with signs or symptoms of a concussion. The committee has turned its attention to developing a template for schools to review their emergency action plans during interscholastic activities.

This emergency action plan would include sudden cardiac arrest awareness and the use of AED’s.  Dr. Greg Elkins of Hamlin, a member of the National Federation of High School State Associations Sports Medicine Advisory Committee, as well as the WVSSAC Sports Medicine Committee, said, “The development and implementation of emergency action plans (EAPs) for interscholastic practices and games is extremely important for us in West Virginia where very few schools have athletic trainers for all sports. Understanding and practicing what to do in an emergency can decrease the time before treatment is started which has been proven to save lives.”

Gary Ray, SSAC Executive Director said, “We need to provide the leadership to ensure that our student athletes and fans attending the games are as safe as possible. This committee is invaluable in researching and recommending the necessary direction to provide a safe environment. Any activity has inherent risks but with the assistance of these medical professionals we hope to minimize that risk”.

Recently the Sports Medicine Committee developed guidelines for heat and hydration and reviewed the annual physical exam forms to include information to parents about concussions. The committee is studying the impact of the new program implemented by U.S.A. Youth Football, “Heads Up Football,” which hopes to change coaching techniques, as well as player and parent attitudes towards football safety at all youth levels.

Dr. Dan Martin, Professor of Exercise Science and Athletic Training at West Virginia Wesleyan College, annually collects data from member schools to examine the nature and severity of interscholastic related injuries during competition and practice. This information helps the committee to discuss potential high risk behaviors and recommend changes to the rules governing sports activities.

Ray said, “This may well be the most important committee that serves the WVSSAC. Without their leadership and dedication, we could not be able to provide coaches, officials, school administrators, athletes and parents the most updated information regarding sports related health and safety issues”.

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B-Team Tackle         3rd & 4th graders


A-Team Tackle       5th & 6th graders (No 7th graders and must be 12 yrs old or younger)

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2nd Little Pioneer Football and Cheer Sign Up

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C-Team Tackle         1st & 2nd graders (Kindergarten if child is 5 yrs old on July 01)

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Why was there no outrage like this when Billy Boy was doing his deed in the White House? and other places?

Oh, I forgot.  He was the media’s boy?

By HOW COME NOW ? on 12.14.2017

From the entry: 'Meet the Miss USA Contestant from Gilmer County, WV Accusing Trump of Sexual Misconduct'.

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Wanna bet that in green counties when results sag there is no hesitancy to make administrative changes when needed? In Gilmer County the approach has been to hide facts and to manufacture rosy ones to report to citizens.

By Moore on 12.11.2017

From the entry: 'More college-going students in WV need remedial classes'.

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This is basically the process for an improvement plan. A school board specifies student achievement standards and it assigns a superintendent to work with central office staff and school administrators to produce a comprehensive plan for making needed changes. After putting a plan in place results are closely monitored by a school board while holding a superintendent personally accountable for achieving the standards.

By School Board Member In A Top Performing County on 12.10.2017

From the entry: 'More college-going students in WV need remedial classes'.

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Did I miss the County Commission Agenda for the December meeting?  The GFP site is displaying a little differently and I can’t seem to find it.  Do they still meet on First and Third Fridays??

By Searching on 12.10.2017

From the entry: 'More college-going students in WV need remedial classes'.

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The no excuse rate for Gilmer County is 59% and there are only three other WV counties worse off. This alarming information flags dire need for the County’s school board to do its job by implementing an improvement plan.

By Gilmer Students Ripped Off on 12.08.2017

From the entry: 'More college-going students in WV need remedial classes'.

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“We’re going to see a sea change in American agriculture as the next generation gets on the land,“

Yeah, right.  That will last about as long as it takes to discover exactly how hard farming is, and the amount of work it takes to make even a minimal living.

Sincerely

Pat McGroyne

By Pat McGroyne on 11.30.2017

From the entry: 'A Growing Number Of Young Americans Are Leaving Desk Jobs To Farm'.

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I always thought a Harvard education was something special.  Well, I guess it is.  Just a week ago they had ‘sex week’.  One of the course offerings was analsex101.  That’s right.  Google it.  Plenty of coverage. True story.

By Harvard 'taint what it used to be? on 11.23.2017

From the entry: 'Feds Threaten To Sue Harvard Over Asian-American Admissions'.

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This is nothing new.  It has been happening for years and no attempt to stop it.  Just quiet it down when word leaks out.  The court system thumbs their noses and laughs at ‘their hillbillies’.

Remember the hub-bub about $100,000.00 bathrooms in the Capitol building a few months ago?

Think they have them all remodeled so those whom you elected can krap in style the next legislative session?  lol

By Web on 11.18.2017

From the entry: 'Legislators Turn Focus on Supreme Court Spending Following Report on Luxury Purchases'.

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The justices are part of the aristocracy. Does anybody think that they care what the peons think?

By Skip Beyer on 11.18.2017

From the entry: 'Legislators Turn Focus on Supreme Court Spending Following Report on Luxury Purchases'.

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Why are Gilmer’s voters kept in the dark about activities of the two LSICs in the County? No published agendas before meetings, no published meeting minutes, and plans with details for school improvements are not disclosed. Violation of WV’s open meeting laws? To top it off memberships of LSIC’s and who selected the individuals are kept secret from voters.

By Gilmer Voter on 11.16.2017

From the entry: 'Board of Education Takes Action on Policies to Provide Flexibility to Counties'.

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LSIC plans are short on specifics for measurable academic improvements to be achieved. That way no matter what happens extraordinary successes can be proclaimed. The strategy is designed to make meaningful accountability impossible for school system administrators.

By More Of Same For WV Schools on 11.15.2017

From the entry: 'Board of Education Takes Action on Policies to Provide Flexibility to Counties'.

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A food pantry opens at Marshall University?

For students I can understand.
But its also for faculty and staff?

Really now?  Their salaries are that poor they need access to a food pantry?

Times area really tough in West Virginia.  Really are.

By Tough Times at Marshall University on 11.14.2017

From the entry: 'West Virginia News'.

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LSIC=Local School Improvement Council. Each WV school has one. Google to learn what each one is supposed to do to improve a school. Ask for plans for your schools.

By POGO on 11.13.2017

From the entry: 'Board of Education Takes Action on Policies to Provide Flexibility to Counties'.

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What is this “LSIC” commenter speaks about?
Who and what is that all about?

By reader on 11.12.2017

From the entry: 'Board of Education Takes Action on Policies to Provide Flexibility to Counties'.

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Fellow West Virginian’s.  What is being seen here is Paine’s return to ‘power’ and the continued 20 years charade by the WVBOE.

They spend your tax dollars.  They do their best to cover their failed efforts.  They cheat our children of a good education. 

They play (think manipulate) with the grading system every couple years, making it impossible to follow students upward or downward progressions.

Don’t expect any good, any progress, any improvement to happen in West Virginia.  It’s not in the cards.  Well, that is not in the ‘administrators’.

By 20 years of WVBOE 'playing' school on 11.12.2017

From the entry: 'Board of Education Takes Action on Policies to Provide Flexibility to Counties'.

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All high schools in WV have ACT Profile Reports for each graduating class.

The only performance information typically cited in school districts is average ACT scores for graduating classes.

If you can get copies of Reports for your high schools read them to independently evaluate testing results for career and college readiness, science, technology engineering and math (STEM), and other categories.

Chances are that your local administrators gloated that average ACT scores for graduating classes are commendable to give your high schools passing marks, but other testing outcomes in the Reports may show otherwise.

It is doubtful if LSIC members for your high schools know about the Reports to be grounds for demanding academic improvement plans. Check Reports for high schools in your school district to make up your own minds.

By WVDOE Fact Checker on 11.11.2017

From the entry: 'Board of Education Takes Action on Policies to Provide Flexibility to Counties'.

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Policy 2510 is an admission by the West Virginia Board of Education of their own failure.

Dumb down the standards in order that students can get a passing grade.

You grand pooh-bahs in Charleston BOE should be ashamed of yourselves!  But you have no shame. Obviously so.

Steve Paine, leading the failure of education in West Virginia.

By # 2510 policy--WVBOE ADMITS OWN FAILURE on 11.10.2017

From the entry: 'Board of Education Takes Action on Policies to Provide Flexibility to Counties'.

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With a deal like this—WHY—are we selling road bonds and—WHY—were all the motor vehicle fees INCREASED on West Virginia’s citizens?  WHY ! ?

Thanks for nothing Jim Justice and the WV legislators.

By WEST VIRGINIA TAXPAYER on 11.10.2017

From the entry: 'WV Signes $84 Billion Shale Gas Deal with China Energy'.

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The Rosie Bell will be a nice addition to the Park !

A thank you to Donna Waddell and her leadership and the FRN for making the Park happen !

By Thank America's Rosie's ! on 11.10.2017

From the entry: 'What This Bell Means to Gilmer County'.

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Aren’t they supposed to have agendas AND minutes for each and every meeting, by law?  They put it right there on the agendas that there were None. And months’ go by without even Seeing an Agenda.  It’s a citizen’s right to go in and ask to see them ALL.  Someone needs to look into this.  Especially with all the speculation that goes on around legal issues in the county!

By GilmerCountyCommission? on 11.03.2017

From the entry: 'Did You Know?'.

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The grade 7 spike in math in comparison to lowered performances in higher grades begs the question about reasons. What is being done to ensure that math skills will not drop by graduation time? Has anyone looked at adverse effects of block scheduling and other factors?

By Answers Needed on 11.03.2017

From the entry: 'SEEING MATH IN NEW WAYS'.

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We’ll.  It’s a step forward to see the Commission AGENDA - but what about the minutes?  The last two agendas have said “ Approve County Commission Minutes-None”      Aren’t there supposed to legally be minutes for the public to read?????  This makes NO sense unless things are going on that the Commission doesn’t want the public to know.  Obviously.  SHOW THE MINUTES Jean Butcher, do your job!

By 304 More Issues on 11.02.2017

From the entry: 'Did You Know?'.

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This posting is very informative and it documents what can be done with innovative approaches to teaching math. For too long we were fed the party line that all was well in our schools for math and everything else. That myth prevailed because facts were hidden to hold down the County’s demands for accountability. Hats are off to Kelly Barr and Traci DeWall.

During intervention it was commonly known that school board members made repeated requests for all kinds of student progress information, but it was kept from them. That era has ended and the County’s school board is expected to focus on its top priority responsibility that is to continually improve student learning in our schools. Our kids can perform if they are given the chance.

By Gilmer County Parents on 11.02.2017

From the entry: 'SEEING MATH IN NEW WAYS'.

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Gilmer look at this Did You Know. If you look at the State’s data on Zoom Dashboard to review changes in mastery of math and reading for the GCHS’s 11th grade for the 2011 and 2017 testing years it is clear the you have a problem with your math program. In 2011 the math pass rate was 36.92 compared to 37.29% in 2017. Progress with reading was truly commendable. The pass rate went from 26.98 in 2011 to 64.41% in 2017. Why the lack of progress for math? We know that your school board members are trying to get information about plans for improvements for math and science, but is full disclosure of details any better than it was under intervention? Let us know.

By B. Cummings on 10.30.2017

From the entry: 'Did You Know?'.

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Lots to learn kids. By the way,  How’s the Commission coming along with the September meeting minutes?

By 304 on 10.30.2017

From the entry: 'GSC Criminal Justice Students Take Part in Scenario-Based Training with RJA'.

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Most of America lives in denial of toll the government approved ‘life-style’ that is shortening everyone’s lives.

We are living in an era where the government has been lobbied (think bought) in approval of many, many things that are destructive to life.

This article shows the result of a cumulative toll effect that vaccines, pesticides, GMO foods, chemtrails, and other poisons are taking on the American population.

This is likely the globalists dream of “depopulation” coming true.  Enjoy what time you, your children, and grandchildren have left.

By Your Government Taking Care of You on 10.25.2017

From the entry: 'Americans Are Retiring Later, Dying Sooner and Sicker In-Between'.

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I don’t care Who or What he killed.  He shouldn’t be doing it in a West Virginia Police hat.  It sends a bad message to do it with a Police hat on.

By Hunter on 10.24.2017

From the entry: 'Special Antlerless Deer Season Opens October 21 and December 26-27'.

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Your outrage is misplaced Hunter. He killed Bambi, who will no longer will frolic through the forest.

By Democrats Against Deer Hunting on 10.23.2017

From the entry: 'Special Antlerless Deer Season Opens October 21 and December 26-27'.

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It doesn’t seem like Gilmer County Law Officials seem to care about the murders in the area. In my opinion. We don’t hear anything from the law on Any of the pertinent local situations.  Why IS that?  We know MUCH more about national news that we know about the goings on in Gilmer. Crimes, drug busts, investigations and Answers to those investigations.  Why don’t we Ever hear any news from the Sheriff’s Department??  Still wondering why Deputy Wheeler was reassigned to school patrol officer and who took over his murder investigative duties.  Can’t get anyone to pick up the phone or an answer when I call.  Maybe someone on the Gilmer Free Press can shed some light?

By Where is the Law? on 10.23.2017

From the entry: 'Governor Justice, DOT Sec. Smith Announce First GARVEE Bond Sale for Roads, Bridges'.

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“We should welcome refugees and immigrants to the United States because it’s good for our society, for our economy, and for our nation.“

WRONG - Diversity in populations has been proven to be, not helpful to society, but harmful.  Immigrant groups who refuse to assimilate are a problem not a benefit, and will remain a problem until they do assimilate.

It’s understood that not all Muslims are terrorists, but for practical purposes all terrorists are Muslims.  And please spare me the Timothy McVey arguments.  McVey and his ilk were loners.  Muslim terrorists are part of an organized movement.

I think almost all immigration should cease until the present immigrant population can be dealt with, through assimilation or otherwise.

Sincerely

Pat McGroyne

By Pat McGroyne on 10.22.2017

From the entry: 'Trump’s Muslim Bans Impoverish Us All'.

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Will the persons involved in Poor Fred’s murder ever be held accountable?  Ever?  Yet they walk among us every day?

Did not realize it has been 7 years since poor ol’ Willard met his fate?  There is plenty dirt kicked around there to cover the wrong doings too?

By Poor Fred is Dead on 10.21.2017

From the entry: 'Did You Know?'.

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Hold on Gub’ner Justiss….
The juery stil’ be outs on yer barrering’ game….

Ways to er’ly ta be countin’ hens an roosters….

By no chickens yet... on 10.21.2017

From the entry: 'Governor Justice, DOT Sec. Smith Announce First GARVEE Bond Sale for Roads, Bridges'.

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Wanna get votes for the school levy? Simply get truth out about where the County stands with low reading, math, and science scores and publicize a rational plan for fixing problems.

By Truth Will Win Levy Votes on 10.21.2017

From the entry: 'ICYMI™: Former Boone County Board of Education Members Indicted'.

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I get it that it’s a pose for the camera, but should he Really be wearing a Police hat for hunting?

By Hunter on 10.20.2017

From the entry: 'Special Antlerless Deer Season Opens October 21 and December 26-27'.

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Nice to see the Gilmer County Commission finally reveal their meeting minutes after long lapses of no information.  Can’t help but wonder if this was posted specifically because of the topic -  Sheriff Gerwig being assigned to another estate case before closing out others. Memories of Willard F. Cottrill today. d. 10/20/10 R.I.P.  The minutes should be interesting.  Let freedom ring.

By MC on 10.20.2017

From the entry: 'Did You Know?'.

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From WV Zoom Dash Board. GCES 6th grade student proficiency rate=20% for math and 31% for reading. Gilmer County demands a K-12 improvement plan everyone can understand and promote!!! We have had enough of the everything is just fine claims.

By School Kids Are Cheated on 10.20.2017

From the entry: 'ICYMI™: Former Boone County Board of Education Members Indicted'.

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It is a common occurrence for school administrators to carefully select one small piece of information to purposely give a school a rosy performance rating for student learning and to hide unflattering information from an LSIC and a local BOE. The way to prevent the censorship is for superintendents to routinely provide access to all testing results so performance evaluations for a school can be based on a full set of facts.

By WVDOE Employee For Complete Transparency on 10.19.2017

From the entry: 'ICYMI™: Former Boone County Board of Education Members Indicted'.

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The community has observed that there is an improved way of doing business by the GCBOE and the new superintendent after the State pulled out. One problem to solve after the State’s neglect for six years of intervention is low student success at the GCHS for math and science. There is documentation on the ZoomWV Dashboard kept by the WV Education Department. The pass rate for GCHS students for M & S is in the 30s. What is the HS’s LSIC group doing to improve those scores? Does it have a detailed improvement plan for the school and if it does it should be disclosed. M and S under achievement underscores why it is important to know what the County’s LSICs are doing to improve our schools academically.

By Gilmer Business Executive on 10.19.2017

From the entry: 'New 4-H Office in Glenville'.

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Should not have to get LSIC membership from principals. The information should be published for the public record for all interested citizens including taxpayers to know. Gilmer’s secrecy has been a long time tool used to undermine accountability and it must stop!

By Stop Secrecy! on 10.19.2017

From the entry: 'ICYMI™: Former Boone County Board of Education Members Indicted'.

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Is it true the GC Board of Education sold this to 4H for one dollar?  I should hope so!

This community has always supported our children and their 4H works.

Very good of our Board of Education to do this!
Thank all you board members!
Doing what you were elected to do!
Take care of the kids and community!

By WONDERFULL USE OF TRAILER on 10.17.2017

From the entry: 'New 4-H Office in Glenville'.

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We 4-H supporters wish to express our appreciation to Mrs. Hurley and the other board of Education members with the 100% vote to hold and sell this trailer for 4-H use/utilization.  This new office space for the very nominal fee is much appreciated.

Kudos to Hurley for staying in contact with the past 4-H director and making sure all was well and agenda requirements were met.  We had heard we were not going to get the trailer.  Thanks goodness the fake news was totally wrong.

Moving out of the old infirmary building will be a real blessing.  The group has learned a valuable lesson.

Do not take the word of ANY others about what the Board of Ed tries to do for each and every community in Gilmer County.  Go to the source.

By Thanks Mz. Hurley & Board of Ed ! on 10.17.2017

From the entry: 'New 4-H Office in Glenville'.

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smile It’s no secret that the Gilmer Board of Ed sets up a public meeting with the LSIC of each school presenting every year agenda and all. Always have.
 
If you want to know who’s on it or when it meets call your school Principal.  That’s who sets up this internal governance committee per code and will probably be glad to talk with you about it.

By Just Takes a Phone Call on 10.17.2017

From the entry: 'ICYMI™: Former Boone County Board of Education Members Indicted'.

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Why the secrecy in not disclosing names of those on the County’s LSIC councils and when they meet with published agendas and official meeting minutes?

By Transparency Suffering on 10.16.2017

From the entry: 'ICYMI™: Former Boone County Board of Education Members Indicted'.

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This information is generally unknown in Gilmer County. Google WVDOE LSIC and chick on the item for frequently asked questions about local school improvement councils. Details covers how individuals are selected to serve on councils and what councils are supposed to do to continually improve our schools with keen focus on student learning.

By How Gilmer's LSICs Should Work on 10.16.2017

From the entry: 'ICYMI™: Former Boone County Board of Education Members Indicted'.

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I love the picture of Kenny because that is a true reflection of him.  I never saw him without a smile on his face.  Even when we would speak on the phone sharing our cancer struggles, Kenny would be laughing.  He always brightened my day when times were hard for me.  Linda, God bless you for what wonderful care you took of Kenny.  When we spoke he was always eager to tell me all you had done for him & how loved & cared about that made him feel.  He always said he could never have made it without you.  God bless you & May God bring you the peace, comfort, & happiness Kenny would want you to have.  My prayers are with you.

By Sue Holvey on 10.15.2017

From the entry: 'Kenneth Jackson Foglesong'.

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Still keeping up on Gilmer County after ending of your intervention. Been reading your test score information too. Your Local School Improvement Councils are responsible for defining specific approaches for improving student performances. The WV Statute covering roles of councils is 18-5a-2. The Department of Eduction has details on its web site for how councils are selected, their responsibilities, and how elected school boards fit in. Too often the problem has been that detailed results for student performance testing were withheld from councils and their members do not know that there are student performance problems in critical need of correcting. The solution is to ensure that all council members are fully advised of testing results and the full range of their official responsibilities.

By WVDOE Observer on 10.14.2017

From the entry: 'ICYMI™: Former Boone County Board of Education Members Indicted'.

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Look at the WVDOE’s Zoom Dashboard. The State’s official results for 2017 testing are alarming. Eleventh graders tested out to be 37% proficient in math compared to 36% in science for 10th graders. Our kids can do much better than this. When will an improvement plan for the high school be developed for application with meaningful built in accountability?

By Fix GCHS' Science And Math Problems on 10.14.2017

From the entry: 'ICYMI™: Former Boone County Board of Education Members Indicted'.

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Don’t believe all the Liberal propaganda being printed as facts….fake news from the left is an epidemic…if we cared so much about pollution and respiratory illnesses, we’d have outlawed cigarettes decades ago…don’t kill West Virginia’s economy over a few objectors.

By Truth?? on 10.13.2017

From the entry: 'Health Consequences from Carbon Pollution Rollback'.

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My child graduated from the GCHS with a high GPA and an ACT exceeding 30. Sounded good at first. At WVU the child was deficient in science and math and dual credit classes taken at the HS didn’t measure up. What is the GCBOE doing to make academic improvements at the HS and when will parents and taxpayers in general be informed of the details?

By GCHS Science and Math Programs Suffering on 10.12.2017

From the entry: 'ICYMI™: Former Boone County Board of Education Members Indicted'.

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Here’s a prediction for you:

Half the money will be wasted on environmental impact statements, feasibility studies and the like.

Of the remaining half, most will go to wages and salaries, and damned few roads or bridges will be repaired.

Anyone want to dispute that?

Sincerely

Pat McGroyne

By Pat McGroyne on 10.10.2017

From the entry: 'Politics Aside, Voters Say, They Want WV’s Roads Fixed'.

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What a scoop!  One county gets 18% of pie!

Mon County wins!  Everyone else looses.

By nepotism will rule the day! on 10.09.2017

From the entry: 'Governor Justice Issues Statement on Passage of Roads to Prosperity Bond Referendum'.

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There have been repeated pleas for a detailed accounting for all the County’s education money spent on facilities and everything associated with them during State control. Why has nothing been done to verify how public money was spent? With use of modern computer records it should be relatively simple to do detailed accounting. Without one and the continuing secrecy lid suspicions are worsened. Didn’t the County have a seizable surplus before intervention and now we face going into the red?

By Where Did Gilmer's School Money Go? on 10.07.2017

From the entry: 'ICYMI™: Former Boone County Board of Education Members Indicted'.

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Positive press out of GSC is always good for the community and the College.

What is not good for the community and GSC is the ongoing telephone scam GSC has nothing to do with.

The phone will ring, there is a GSC entry on caller ID, and a 304-462 number is given. If you answer thinking that it is a legitimate GSC call you get surprised.

The caller, usually with a strange accent, will make a pitch for money and it is obviously a scam.

It is common for the caller to try to convince a person that a grand child or another relative is in bad trouble and thousands of dollars are needed quickly for a lawyer or some other expense.

When the 304 number is called back there is nothing there. It would help if GSC officials would alert the public to the cruel scam and to involve high level law enforcement to stop the nuisance calls.

By Fed Up Glenville Resident on 10.05.2017

From the entry: 'GSC History Book Authors to be on hand for Signing'.

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So sorry.  You and your family have my thoughts and prayers. Butch, you may not remember me but you did such a wonderful job at my farm in Lewis County, dozing, ditching, etc. etc.  a few years ago.  I so appreciated your work. God Bless you and your family during this difficult time.

By Betty Woofter on 10.03.2017

From the entry: 'Florence Marie Hall'.

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West Virginia has 55 counties.

Mon County will get almost 20% of the highway money.  Actually about 1/8th.

Does that seem lop-sided to anyone? 

One county gets one-fifth.  Who gets the ‘payola’ ?

By watcher on 10.01.2017

From the entry: 'Latest Numbers on Road Bond Vote'.

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Nice letter and thought Senator Manchin.

Maybe now a letter to Milan corp, requesting Heather Bresch requesting a epi-pen price roll back?

By How About it Mr. Manchin? on 09.29.2017

From the entry: 'Manchin Letter Urges for Patient Access to Non-Opioid Painkillers'.

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That is the standard operating procedure for the Charleston Board of Ed and their mismanagement style. 

Is it any wonder the state has financial issues?

By truth seeker's answer on 09.28.2017

From the entry: 'ICYMI™: Former Boone County Board of Education Members Indicted'.

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Apparently the 5 year, GC school news embargo, by the West Virginia Board of Education has been lifted ?  Hope so.

By will we get more news? on 09.28.2017

From the entry: 'Gilmer County Board of Education Regular Meeting Minutes'.

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We want investigative accounting for all the County’s school money spent on facilities during intervention. We are entitled to details for planning money, money paid out to architects, all money sent on Leading Creek, everything spent on the Arbuckle land plan and Cedar Creek, what was spent to get us at the new GCES, and a complete list for all money paid out for no bid work from start to where we are today.

By Citizens Deserve Facts on 09.28.2017

From the entry: 'ICYMI™: Former Boone County Board of Education Members Indicted'.

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Can someone explain to me why in Gilmer County schools projects were given to certain companies without any bid? Even when these companies kept screwing up, they kept getting paid for fixing their own screw ups? A good example is our supposed to be brand new elementary school. I hear these all the time. What is the real truth?

By truth seeker on 09.27.2017

From the entry: 'ICYMI™: Former Boone County Board of Education Members Indicted'.

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Where are all the Obama and Clinton haters now? Why aren’t they comment about the state of the country and the world now?

By wondering on 09.27.2017

From the entry: 'National News'.

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Most likely this road bond deal, will make millionaires of elected officials, families, friends.

The WVDOT has a proven track record on spending.  One not to brag about?

The ‘assisted’ suicide of the former DOT manager has been hushed too?

By reader6 on 09.25.2017

From the entry: 'ICYMI™: Former Boone County Board of Education Members Indicted'.

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The posting about Boone is a wake up call for the Governor’s road vote coming up.

WV has a bad reputation for graft and corruption when public funds are involved. With the amount of money involved for the road building program with bond money there would be vast opportunities for waste and mismanagement.

Just look at wasted money in County school systems under WVDOE intervention while local control was eliminated. 

Governor Justice should inform voters what he would do to ensure that the new road money would be spent wisely with iron clad accountability for every penny spent.

By Money To Burn on 09.25.2017

From the entry: 'ICYMI™: Former Boone County Board of Education Members Indicted'.

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There is an epidemic of misuse of County school funds in WV. We read about it all the time. That is what happens when finances are purposely packaged in ways to make it too complicated for board members to track and proper local level oversight cannot occur. This problem is one for Governor to solve.

By Boone Is Not Unique on 09.25.2017

From the entry: 'ICYMI™: Former Boone County Board of Education Members Indicted'.

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The same is being asked of the commission.  Meeting minutes and videos used to be available until fall of last year.  Now we hardly ever see even the agenda, let alone ever seeing the follow up minutes.  WHY DID THIS INFORMATION STOP?? Is someone hiding something because it surely would seem so.  We need to know what’s going on in this town and the Free Press is one of the few ways we can do it.  PLEASE bring back the public meetings videos!!

By Watcher on 09.11.2017

From the entry: 'Gilmer County Commission Meeting - 09.01.17'.

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Appreciation is given to the City for posting meeting minutes on the GFP to be an example of good government by keeping citizens informed.

Why can’t the same be done with school board meeting minutes? Everyone knows that during intervention what got on agendas was censored and what happened during meetings was kept to a minimum to avoid information getting into the public record.

With the State out of here a request is made to the school board to exercise its authority to ensure that citizens are kept informed.

By Why Continuing Secrecy? on 09.11.2017

From the entry: 'Gilmer County Commission Meeting - 09.01.17'.

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Interesting.  Deputy Clerk is the same one who tells people that come with an issue - that they should “go to church” if they’re angry This discrimination issue didn’t just happen once.  This is Gilmer County.

By Fact on 09.07.2017

From the entry: 'G-ICYMI™: WV Same-Sex Couple'.

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With the uproar about the excess levy passing again, it does not have a chance unless it is proven that a much better job will be done in managing the County’s school money than occurred during intervention.

For an example, why was new playground equipment purchased for the new GCES when perfectly good equipment at abandoned schools could have been used?

By Concerned Voter on 09.07.2017

From the entry: 'Paine Says Educators ‘Gave Up’ Because of A-F Grading System'.

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So nice to read of this hometown hero story!

So many stories like this have likely been lost to time.

By GFP reader on 09.06.2017

From the entry: 'Rosie the Riveter Ruby Coberly from Glenville Tells Her Story'.

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So sorry to hear of the death of Karol. I was to Ill to come to funeral, but. My thoughts and prayers was with the family. Classmate 1956.

By Nancy (Rose) Westfall on 09.03.2017

From the entry: 'Leota Karol Hatmaker'.

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Read the Sept 1st Gazette article about four WV school systems with major noteworthy gains in student proficiency in mastering subjects.

The Counties were Doddridge, Mingo, Taylor and Wayne. The proficiency increases were related to factors including curriculum changes, improved planning targeted to achieving specific goals,and use of modern tracking procedures to monitor results.

If other counties can do it Gilmer can too with the smallest school system in WV. For starters our administrators should learn what the four counties did and to adapt the practices to our school system.

It was insulting for some officials to claim that Gilmer’s citizens do not understand what is going on in our school system, they do not care, and nothing can be done about it anyway because of our poverty.

Citizens know more than they are given credit for and if the excess levy gains a chance of passing changes for the better must be demonstrated to voters.

By No More Excuses Accepted on 09.01.2017

From the entry: 'Paine Says Educators ‘Gave Up’ Because of A-F Grading System'.

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This is why Gilmer County must go on its own way by setting high standards, deciding on ways to achieve them for all children regardless of their pedigrees and family net worth. Part of it must include real time, unambiguous progress reports to establish accountability for school system administrators and the County’s school board.

A-F was a hoax. A WV school could get failing grades for student learning to end up with an overall A or B. Any wonder that we were stuck at 50th place with that brand of State cover-up?

By Gilmer--Go It Alone on 08.31.2017

From the entry: 'Paine Says Educators ‘Gave Up’ Because of A-F Grading System'.

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Yes, and in another year or two the grading system will change again.

And again and again and again.

The WV Board of Ed has played this gave for years, in order to ‘look’ accountable, but to escape any long term accountability.  Just keep changing the game.

By ~the people know~ on 08.31.2017

From the entry: 'Paine Says Educators ‘Gave Up’ Because of A-F Grading System'.

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The past 2 legislative sessions, both parties have proven their incompetence equally.

Gov. Justice has frosted the cake the legislature baked.

By Kanawha Watcher on 08.30.2017

From the entry: 'GOP Leaders Predict House Departures'.

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Yeah,you’re worried about the rule of law but want the illegal aliens to be exempt from immigration laws. Makes perfect sense to me.

By Skip Beyer on 08.29.2017

From the entry: 'Don’t Let Arpaio’s Arizona Become Trump’s America'.

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