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C-GCC: NEW High School Equivalency Test

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8.75% passing rate!!!!

That is the current status of the new West Virginia High School Equivalency exam.

That means that out of every one hundred people that take the test, almost eighty of them pass it.

So if you have been scared off from taking the new test, don’t be!

Besides, classes are available to help you prepare for it.

Classes will be available according to the following schedule:

•  Calhoun County classes will be held at the Career Center on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 11:30 Noon to 3:00 PM

•  Gilmer County classes will be held at St. Marks Church on Tuesday and Thursday from 3:30 - 5:30 PM.

The test will continue to be free, and candidates will still have to pass a practice test prior to test enrollment.

Please call 304.354.6151 Extension 106 for more information.

G-Biz™:  Pioneer Grille Operation Hours

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Glenville: Black Friday/Saturday Bazaar - 11.28.14 & 11.29.14 - Friday and Saturday

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Tree Lighting Ceremony at GSC is Monday, December 01, 2014

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Glenville State College President Dr. Peter Barr and his wife Betsy invite GSC faculty, staff, students, and local residents to kick off the holiday season with the 9th annual GSC Tree Lighting Ceremony to take place on Monday, December 01, 2014 at 4:30 PM in the Luanna T. Smith Amphitheatre.

Festivities will continue at 5:00 PM on the third floor of the Mollohan Campus Community Center with Santa and Mrs. Claus who will pose for pictures with the kids.

Light refreshments also will be served.

“My wife Betsy started this tradition when we came to Glenville in 2006. It has been exciting to see more and more kids each year at the tree lighting. We love to see the kids in the community grow up and lose their fear of telling Santa Claus their biggest wishes,” said Dr. Barr.

This event is free and open to the public.

For more information, contact the GSC President’s Office at 304.462.4110.

Gilmer County Circuit Court Report - 11.19.14

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On Wednesday, November 19, 2014 Chief Judge Jack Alsop appeared in Gilmer County at 1:00 PM and heard 1 juvenile case and 1 fugitive from justice case.


•  Juan Barrera was wanted by the state of NY and waived extradition back there.

Authorities have until 4:00 PM on Tuesday, December 02, 2014 to pick Barrera up at Central Regional Jail or he will be released.

He was represented by Christen Justice of Sissonville.

Gilmer County Family Court Report – 11.19.14

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Gilmer County Family Court Judge Larry Whited presided over Family Court in Gilmer County on Wednesday, November 19, 2014.


•  Five cases were heard that Child Advocate will prepare orders in.


•  One domestic violence proceeding was heard and granted.


•  Two cases had temporary orders entered and a third had an order for genetic testing entered.


•  One divorce was continued until Wednesday, December 17, 2014

G-Biz™: Pioneer Grille Thanksgiving Eve Special

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Lady Pioneers Pickup First Victory

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Keyanna Tate scored a game high 23 points and grabbed nine rebounds as the Lady Pioneers went on the road and handed the Fairmont State Fighting Falcons their first loss of the season, 86-81. It was also the Lady Pioneers first victory on the year.

The Lady Pioneers would jump out to a 10 point lead with 16:11 to play till halftime but Fairmont State would make a run and would eventually head into halftime up by three points over the Lady Pioneers, 41-38.

In the second half of action Glenville State would take a six point lead, 72-66, at the 9:16 minute mark after Keyanna Tate scored on a layup.

The Lady Pioneers would continue to hold onto a slight lead but the Falcons would make a late run and cut Glenville State’s lead to three points with only a 1:24 left in the game. However the Lady Pioneers would make their free-throws as they claimed a five point road win over Fairmont State, 86-81.

Glenville State’s defense caused Fairmont State into 21 turnovers and converted them into 19 points.

Katrina Salins scored 19 points as she went 5-for-11 from behind the three-point line while Paige Tuttle had another fabulous game as she scored 14 points, dished out five assists and pulled down four rebounds.

Fairmont State was led by Amanda Ruffner as she came off the bench to score 20 points and grab nine rebounds.

Glenville State returns to action on December 04, 2014 when Concord University travels to Glenville. Tip-off is set for 5:30 PM.

Official Basketball Box Score
Glenville State vs. Fairmont State
11.24.14 5:30 PM at Fairmont, WV—Joe Retton Arena
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VISITORS: Glenville State 1-2, 1-1
                          TOT-FG  3-PT         REBOUNDS
## Player Name            FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA OF DE TOT PF  TP  A TO BLK S MIN
04 Keyanna Tate…..... f 10-16   0-0    3-5    6  3  9   1  23  1  1  1  2  22
34 La’Shaughn Jones…. c  3-6    0-0    1-2    1  5  6   3   7  0  0  0  0  16
01 Katrina Salins…... g  6-13   5-11   2-2    0  1  1   3  19  0  1  0  0  22
02 Paige Tuttle…..... g  3-7    2-3    6-8    0  4  4   2  14  5  3  0  2  24
03 Tayana Stewart…... g  1-3    0-2    2-5    2  3  5   1   4  0  0  0  0  20
10 Skyy Lewis….......    0-1    0-0    0-0    0  2  2   2   0  2  1  0  1  11
12 Kayla Tibbs…......    1-7    0-2    1-2    0  2  2   0   3  2  1  0  1  12
20 Briauna Nix…......    1-3    0-1    0-2    0  1  1   2   2  0  1  1  0  18
21 Kristin DesRocher…    0-5    0-3    3-4    1  2  3   1   3  1  0  0  1  20
24 Madison Martin…...    2-7    2-7    0-0    1  2  3   2   6  1  0  0  2  20
32 Brittany Jackson….    1-5    0-3    3-4    0  1  1   5   5  2  3  0  2  13
35 Julie Bishop….....    0-0    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   0   0  0  0  0  1   2
   TEAM….............                         1  1  2
   Totals…...........   28-73   9-32  21-34  12 27 39  22  86 14 11  2 12 200

TOTAL FG% 1st Half: 12-38 31.6%   2nd Half: 16-35 45.7%   Game: 38.4%  DEADB
3-Pt. FG% 1st Half:  6-20 30.0%   2nd Half:  3-12 25.0%   Game: 28.1%   REBS
F Throw % 1st Half:  8-13 61.5%   2nd Half: 13-21 61.9%   Game: 61.8%    5

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HOME TEAM: Fairmont State 5-1, 1-1
                          TOT-FG  3-PT         REBOUNDS
## Player Name            FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA OF DE TOT PF  TP  A TO BLK S MIN
02 Emily Lohr…....... f  4-11   0-2    4-6    3  6  9   5  12  2  3  1  0  31
12 Hailey Garrett…... f  7-16   0-0    0-2    4  7 11   5  14  5  5  1  4  30
10 Emily Puskarich….. g  0-2    0-2    0-0    1  1  2   0   0  2  1  0  0  11
13 Hallie Gunnoe….... g  8-19   1-2    2-2    2  7  9   4  19  5  8  1  0  35
20 Tess Zufall…...... g  3-4    2-2    1-2    0  4  4   2   9  6  2  0  0  32
05 Gabrielle Etter…..    1-2    0-1    0-0    1  4  5   2   2  0  2  0  0  17
14 Amanda Ruffner…...    9-15   0-0    2-2    2  7  9   2  20  2  0  3  0  34
31 Kelli Jo Harrison…    2-4    0-2    1-4    2  0  2   4   5  0  0  0  0  10
   TEAM….............                         1  5  6
   Totals…...........   34-73   3-11  10-18  16 41 57  24  81 22 21  6  4 200

TOTAL FG% 1st Half: 15-37 40.5%   2nd Half: 19-36 52.8%   Game: 46.6%  DEADB
3-Pt. FG% 1st Half:  1-8  12.5%   2nd Half:  2-3  66.7%   Game: 27.3%   REBS
F Throw % 1st Half: 10-16 62.5%   2nd Half:  0-2   0.0%   Game: 55.6%    4

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Officials: Jason Wilkerson, Colin Petonick, Pat Terry

Technical fouls: Glenville State-None. Fairmont State-None.

Attendance: 306

Score by Periods                1st  2nd   Total
Glenville State…............   38   48  -   86
Fairmont State….............   41   40  -   81

Gilmer County CEOS: Crafters and Vendors Needed - 12.05.14

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LONGABERGER BASKET BINGO BENEFIT FOR FRANK BYRD - 12.07.14

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LONGABERGER BASKET BINGO BENEFIT
FOR
FRANK BYRD, CANCER VICTIM

WHEN:  DECEMBER 07, 2014

TIME:  DOORS OPEN AT 12:00 NOON - GAMES BEGIN AT 1:00 PM

WHERE: GILMER COUNTY SENIOR CENTER

THERE WILL BE RAFFLES, BAKE SALE, HOTDOGS, CHIPS, POP

THERE WILL BE 2 CHRISTMAS BASKETS!

$20.00 FOR 20 GAMES - 21ST BONUS BINGO $5.00/CARD

ANYONE WANTING TO DONATE OR PURCHASE TICKETS,
PLEASE CALL LIZ GREENLIEF AT 304.462.7689 OR
EMAIL .

ANY HELP WILL BE GREATLY APPRECIATED!

Glenville: Black Friday/Saturday Bazaar - 11.28.14 & 11.29.14

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1st Annual Christmas Craft Show in the Glen - 12.06.14

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Meditation Moment

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LIMITATION

Limitation is a certain realm, condition or place to which you can go or do.

All people have certain limitations.

But do not let this hold you back from doing great things.

Paul said, “I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.”  (Phil. 4:13)


God has no limitation.  Man makes promises, but various things happen and he fails to keep those promises.

God told Moses in Num. 11:23 “Is the Lord’s hand waxed short? Thou shalt see now whether my word shall come to pass unto thee or not.”

Nothing can prevent the Lord’s promises from coming true.


Man has limitations to power and strength and often grows weary and faint, then dies.

God is everlasting and never grows faint or weary.

His wisdom cannot be measured.

“Hast thou not heard, that the everlasting God, the Lord, the Creator of the ends of the earth, fainteth not, neither is weary?  There is no searching of his understanding.” (Isaiah 40:28)


Man’s knowledge has limits.

God’s knowledge has no limits.

There is no place where He is not and there is nothing He doesn’t know about us.

David said this in Psalms 139:1-4 and in vs. 6 “Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; it is high, I cannot attain unto it.”  Vs. 7 “Whither shall I go from thy spirit? or whither shall I flee from thy presence.”


Everything God does is to wonderful for me to understand, but I know from the 139th Psalms that God with His own eyes saw my body being formed and He knows everything I do or think since and he does the same of you.

We should pray as David said in vs. 23 & 24, “Search me, O God, and know my heart: try me, and know my thoughts:  And see if there be any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.”

“The things which are impossible with men are possible with God.” (Luke:18:27)

 

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G-LtE™: Why So Many Bad Decision?

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Dear Editor, It appears there is some kind of blackout on news about the new school site. Its important for the parents and taxpayers understand how badly Superintendent Devano and crew screwed up the Cedar Creek site.

After paying $486,000.00 for the Cedar Creek site, they were forced to sell it for $400,000.00, loosing 86,000.00 in that process. Everybody probably knew that, but they also lost $39,000.00 on the land survey.

They also paid the former landowner to clear cut part of the property. They have also already paid Williamson Shriver Architects over half a million dollars. If I have my facts right, Williamson Shriver helped pick the Cedar Creek site in the first place, yet I don’t hear anybody screaming for them to cover any of the losses.

Speaking of Williamson Shriver,

Why did they get these projects without going through a bidding process?

Would an experienced Superintendent have made this many blunders? Probably not, but I believe this is the first county where Devano has served as superintendent.

The site they have selected in place of the Cedar Creek site is another disaster in the works.

The Comprehensive Educational Facilities Plan committee and I use that term very loosely, because they didn’t even have a quorum, supposedly met and chose the new flood plain site.

Not only that, but supposedly Bill Simmons was in on it, and according to the State, the local board members are not to have input on facilities.

There were at least a couple of others on the committee that should have recused themselves because of the appearance of a possible conflict of interest.

Was there a single representative from Center District? I don’t think so. That’s the district where the school they are closing is located.

None of the points I have made are as important as my final point.

Imagine a tiny six-year-old girl in Rosedale climbing on a school bus for her first day in school. She is going to spend 45 minutes or more making the thirty-mile trip and then a like amount in the evening for one hundred eighty days a year, for the next twelve years.

I would ask the CEFP members to think about that when they get ready to go to sleep tonight and then ask themselves “ would I have signed off on this if that were my little girl?“

Sincerely,

Jeff Lowe

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Don’t look for any state hand holders to apologize Jeff. Only ones willing to participate in closed meetings are the ones looking for glory and not for the good of the county or its children.
Remember, they start pre-school now at 4 years old but few have spoken up to protect our most vulnerable.
The same ones that agreed with everything the state did over the past three years are the very same ones Devono’s trying to placate today. This Superintendent is operating under don’t ask and if you do he can’t or won’t tell.

By Truth of the Matter  on  11.25.2014

The fair way to end the turmoil would be for the State, without admitting fault, to declare a restart for selecting a new school site and to get Gilmer a new superintendent. The existing super could be assigned to a new job elsewhere. Then, a new CEFP committee with legitimate community cross section representation could be chosen to follow proper rules while maintaining full transparency and community involvement. The committee’s assignment would be to determine the wisest choice for a new school site with community approval. The State’s School Building Authority money for Gilmer County could be set aside for future use and as part of the deal the State could restore to the County money which was foolishly wasted. For all future work a new architectural firm could be chosen through competitive bidding.Sure, the State would lose some money, but that would show leadership and astute understanding that at times it shows superior judgement to walk away from a soured deal. Considerable respect could be restored for the State if it would depart from its present conduct to demonstrate that it puts children first instead of continuing to permit raw politics and money for politicians rule over WV’s school decisions. That is what got us stuck on bottom place in the USA.

By Ready For Conflict Resolution State?  on  11.25.2014

Is the Gilmer County school debacle is just sneak preview of the total incompetency of our West Virginia Board of Education?

Is the local board of education president on the state board of education [under the table] payroll?  We know they can do that without anyone knowing it?

By looks like it?  on  11.25.2014

Elected to stand up for Gilmer County. Apparent that this Board President chose to stand with the State as they are the only ones that make him feel like he has any power. Reality is under state intervention he has none but representing the children and families somehow isn’t good enough for an ex college president.  While telling everyone that would listen how pitiful and poor our county children are he has pushed “Ron” as a wonderful Superintendent and now every other word is “Gabe”. The leopard can’t change its spots, not even for state appointed Superintendents and Devano will realize that sooner than later.  Wouldn’t hold my breath waiting for the state to say they are wrong or for Simmons to apologize.  They don’t care.

By When Donkeys Fly  on  11.25.2014

The CEFP Committee has been blamed for these bad decisions. I think it is fair to say the only decisions this committee has been asked to make is the choice of school name and mascot as well as opinions from teacher members about the options and suggestion in the classrooms of future school.
All the decisions concerning the choice of properties, spending the funds, core drilling, surveying, purchase and sale of properties HAS NOT been made by the CEFP Committee. In one meeting the Committee was told about choices (JUST TOLD), and in the next meeting the architect presented the plans for the school (PROPERTY DECIDED ON AND PURCHASED BEHIND THE SCENE).
Those decisions to choose AND purchase the property as well as the price of it were made by the Superintendent in charge (supposedly talking to board president), architects, etc., and presented to State for their OK.
Publically, none of the board members were involved in decision making. Whether they were involved or not behind the scene I challenge them to tell us the facts themselves.

By G. Dave Ramezan  on  11.25.2014

Must be some confusion, isn’t it the Planning Committee that chooses the name, mascot, color, etc?  Over at Leading Creek they did it. How they were picked and who never came out in public. Have not heard when the Cedar Creek Elementary or the Gilmer Elementary planning committee were picked either. No one seems to know when the new Leading Creek Advisory council was selected and why those meetings are not made public by Gilmer County Superintendent.

Is it fair to say that if the CEFP were informed about the site change it would be to get some kind of approval on record for the states legal needs? Probably signed by the State Superintendent in their place? Did enough go to take a legal quorum vote? That committee is legally supposed to make recommendations to the board that has no power so it would be a conflict for any board member.

By Just Asking  on  11.25.2014

This is a law enforcement analogy. Suppose someone stole several hundred thousand dollars and another
person stepped in to pay it off. Would the culprit be given a home free pass or would they be prosecuted? We can’t say at this time that the Cedar Creek debacle involved law breaking, but what about accountability for those who managed the failed project? Because a person paid $400,000 to repurchase the site does that mean that the State should not be held accountable for its incompetence for approving purchase of the overpriced and over sized site only to close the project down after certain people got paid and adequate money was not left to complete the project? The important question to answer is who is going to be held responsible for the disgrace for full accountability in State government? Governor Earl Ray Tomblin and WV Legislature members where do you stand? Positive action to do what is morally right for West Virginia people or typical bureaucratic head turning?

By Demand for State Accountability  on  11.25.2014

Personal attacks are transparent cruel vendettas when verifiable facts for proof of wrong doing are unavailable. The indisputable fact is that the State Board of Education was ultimately in control of everything bad that happened to us. The overwhelming majority of citizens support local Gilmer County people and attempts to destroy them with personal agendas draw us closer to the assailed. We know fully about the agendas and individuals pushing them. The State’s wrongdoing is what we must band against to get justice instead of participating in evil initiatives designed to destroy lives of our fellow citizens.

By State's Red Herrings Traps  on  11.25.2014

Mr. Ramezan.  Correct me if I have not understood your comment correctly.
You are saying that the “State Appointed” individuals on the CEFP committee have had absolutely no input?
So, in effect, those individuals on that committee have “been duped” and used by the WV State Board of Education as State “patsies”?

By essentially?  on  11.25.2014

What I am saying is this: CEFP committee members can only talk about and debate what is brought up at the meetings to them. The agenda items are only brought to CEFP either by the superintendent or the architects. Again, selection of land and purchasing was not brought to the CEFP committee for the Leading Creek Elementary, Cedar Creek Elementary, and now the Gilmer County Elementary School.
The only property which was brought to CEFP committee was the land at Auction Barn, which the CEFP committee rejected it. That is it.
It is not fair for the CEFP members to get the blame when they have only been used as escape goat.

By G Dave Ramezan  on  11.25.2014

Let us not forget the Cedar Creek site was brought to a handful of the CEFP.  All they had to do was nod for the prior Superintendent to have what he called a “consensus” vote.  Of course these people are being used as scape goats deliberately by the State but it is their choice to participate.The office employees are used to sit in front of computers as a distraction or as art easels if you watch the “community” video.  The state has no respect and will use all they can. As to who takes the blame. Holding someone accountable means they have to take responsibility for their own actions.
That’s not going to happen. Mistakes will never be admitted to or corrected. Not by anyone in a politicians pocket.

By Ask Any Good Old Boy  on  11.25.2014

Can’t go into detail to risk disclosure of activities at various levels. Indeed “patsies” is the appropriate conclusion. That happens when good people with honorable intentions are unintentionally misused. Clever detractors enjoy instigating Gilmer County infighting to cloud focus on the State. They are those who arrogantly misjudge that people in your County are not intelligent enough to understand damage done to their school system. The detractors are in for an awakening surprise if your people will stick together in peaceful resistance.

By Courier  on  11.25.2014

What Dave Ramezan didn’t disclose is that I sent this to the editor of the Democrat/Pathfinder. Some nice woman there emailed back to verify that I had written the piece and wished to have it printed. I replied that I did write it and I did wish to have it printed, but they did not publish my letter. I wrote the Democrat again a few days later and ask why they hadn’t printed
my letter. They didn’t even have the courtesy to reply.
If I owe the CEFP members an apology, then I do apologize, but why not take this opportunity to tell us who the members are. If you think this is a good or bad site tell the public. Who is the secretary? When did you last meet? If your not up to anything evil then you have nothing to hide.

By Jeff Lowe  on  11.25.2014

Please explain “unintentionally misused”. There’s the stench of more political promises in the air and we have had enough of those go unfulfilled.The people are using their right to free speech as a public method of peaceful resistance.  Diversion of subject matter doesn’t make the mistreatment of Gilmer County children,families and communities disappear.  When the people we elect start working for the citizens they represent without sticking their own personal agenda in the mix we will have seen true change.  Jeff, keep expressing your opinion.  The truth is recognized by many.

By No More Deceit  on  11.26.2014

Jeff,
You don’t need to apologize, because you did not do anything wrong. Taxpayers such as yourself need to know what exactly is going on. Somebody said it right, we are just escape goats. We like to thank you for your letter. Your concerns are very valid. btw, I have quit reading Glenville Democrat for keeping the citizens in the dark. So they think.
I apologize for my poor writing. I have to write different because I cannot afford to lose my job.

By A CEFP member [1]  on  11.26.2014

Good question about “unintentionally misused”. The intent was to convey that honest citizens wanting to contribute to the common good want to do the best they can to do what is right, but they can be misused. The State’s tactics can include important information is purposely withheld, citizens can erroneously assume that so-called experts brought in have done their homework objectively to project that what they say is gospel truth in the best interests of a community, there can be slick persuasive manipulation in various forms by those supporting the State’s agenda to lead citizens into accepting a predetermined outcome in the State’s best interest, when meeting are called advance information can be withheld to make it difficult for citizens to have adequate time to think about an issue at hand, meeting leaders and their plants can use phraseology similar to “this is what everyone thinks”, “we have consensus” and “this is a no brainer” “this site is obviously our only choice” to strive to attain predetermined decision outcomes, there can be a pretense of open debate and consideration of options when in fact information is carefully packaged and controlled to get what the State has already made its mind up to get, a meeting can be seeded with powerful individuals known to support the State and its politicians making it difficult for good citizens to freely take dissenting stands and to express honest opinions out of fear of reprisal, the local press becomes discouraged from covering meetings thoroughly to fail to get details to the public to play into the State’s intent for secrecy to diminish chances for honest public debate and questioning of decisions, meeting participants can be handled as if there is great urgency to act immediately without much time for thought to ramrod what the State promotes, there can be poor record keeping by the State so what occurs at meetings can be impossible to verify including records of voting, who attended, what citizens said, etc. All the above and more can be strategy used by those skilled in manipulating the public with appearances that the process is done openly, objectively, and in a democratic setting. Don’t misinterpret that citizens don’t see through it. They do, but they can feel that there is not much they can do about the way the State operates with its aggressive agenda for controlling WV’s school systems.

By Courier Clarification  on  11.26.2014

Jeff, thank you for having the courage to express your opinions. Maybe your coming forward will set an example for others. Our hard struggle against the State depends on members of the public like you to speak out. Many of us have questions in need of answering by the State. A few are below.
**What information was provided to CEFP members regarding total costs for the Cedar Creek School? Where members led to believe that enough money was there to complete the school, and who provided the financial information to the CEFP?
**Who chaired CEFP meetings on the State’s behalf and who provided technical assistance and other information to the CEFP during all its work?
**Did committee members approve minutes for all CEFP meetings, did they get copies, or do copies exist for public access?
**Did all CEFP meetings comply fully with WV’s open meeting laws?
**Who was the individual responsible for failing to detect that enough money was not there to build the school after so much money was spent and parties were paid off? If a name can’t be given, in which office in the WV Department of Education was the financial tracking done?
**Isn’t it true that staff in our County’s central office and our local board members were completely in the dark about the finances and they were caught off guard when the deficit was announced by the State? Our CEFP members were in the same situation too, right?
**Will anyone be held accountable for the State’s gross mismanagement of the project’s finances?
**Because Mrs.Hurley and Dr. Simmons spoke before the State Board in opposition to paying close to $500,000 for the Cedar Creek land and the State Board approved the purchase anyway to have to sell the land later at a loss, what is the State Board’s justification for its decision to purchase the land in the first place?
**Because the State made final decisions about Cedar Creek to cause our money to be lost, what is being done to repay the County’s losses?

By Information Blockage By State Board  on  11.26.2014

Here is my answers:

**What information was provided to CEFP members regarding total costs for the Cedar Creek School? Where members led to believe that enough money was there to complete the school, and who provided the financial information to the CEFP? (NONE. BLANKENSHIP WITH HIS INTIMIDATING ATTITUDE NEVER PROVIDED ANY DATA)

**Who chaired CEFP meetings on the State’s behalf and who provided technical assistance and other information to the CEFP during all its work? (BLANKENSHIP THEN, DEVANO NOW. SEVERAL MEETINGS WERE CHAIRED BY TED SHRIVER AND HIS CREW)

**Did committee members approve minutes for all CEFP meetings, did they get copies, or do copies exist for public access? (WHAT MINUTES? WE WERE NEVER GIVEN ANYTHING EXCEPT THE AGENDA AT EACH MEETING)

**Did all CEFP meetings comply fully with WV’s open meeting laws? (HECK NO)

**Who was the individual responsible for failing to detect that enough money was not there to build the school after so much money was spent and parties were paid off? If a name can’t be given, in which office in the WV Department of Education was the financial tracking done? (ONLY THOSE WHO HAD THE FINANCIAL INFORMATION : SUPERINTENDENT, TREASURER, AND STATE. DEFINITELY NOT US)

**Isn’t it true that staff in our County’s central office and our local board members were completely in the dark about the finances and they were caught off guard when the deficit was announced by the State? Our CEFP members were in the same situation too, right? (I DONOT KNOW ABOUT STAFF IN CENTRAL OFFICE, BUT WE WERE KEPT IN DARK WHEN IT CAME TO FINANCES)

**Will anyone be held accountable for the State’s gross mismanagement of the project’s finances? (SHOULD)

**Because Mrs.Hurley and Dr. Simmons spoke before the State Board in opposition to paying close to $500,000 for the Cedar Creek land and the State Board approved the purchase anyway to have to sell the land later at a loss, what is the State Board’s justification for its decision to purchase the land in the first place? (I BELIEVE DECISION WAS ALREADY MADE BY GAYLE MANCHIN AND STATE BOARD)

**Because the State made final decisions about Cedar Creek to cause our money to be lost, what is being done to repay the County’s losses? (IF THERE IS ANY JUSTICE, THE COUNTY SHOULD BE PAID BACK SINCE THE STATE BOE MADE THE DECISIONS OR ALLOWED THEM TO BE MADE)

By CEFP MEMBER [2]  on  11.26.2014

CEFP’s belief about the State Board making its decision to purchase the Cedar Creek land before a required public hearing sounds right. Gilmer County knew weeks before the State Board had its public meeting to supposedly decide on hiring Mr. Devono to come here that the decision had been made in advance with pretense that the open meeting law was being followed. So much for WV’s open meeting law for more evidence that Mrs. Manchin and her State Board use double standards to do anything they please while declaring that Gilmer County is dysfunctional. They think that we are too dumb to be onto them. Marple is onto them too so expect her to win her court case against the State Board to receive damages and payment of legal fees.

By State Board's Double Standards  on  11.26.2014

One of the hardest things to hear is the one board member who brags he has talked to people all over this county and they are on board with this one school.  Unless at a public function few of the people he speaks of hear or have heard anything from him since his election.That wasn’t what he was talking then.
Another of his famous sayings is he is fine with, and agrees with the way education is going yet few working under the system say that in private.
This is what the important ones in Charleston want to hear.  It is not widely representative of our communities. It is supporting the state agenda and it needs to stop. Would anyone care to wager he still goes down to the state pushing this Superintendents agenda in our name. The way this last election went they should figure out this man doesn’t speak for us all.

By No Where Near All  on  11.26.2014

Comment about staff “unintentionally misused” ?
That’s so much plain BS.
The plan IS to USE the staff—who has NO OPTION except to go along!!

By pity pity pity  on  11.26.2014

Jeff L.,  You need not apologize.
And thank you for speaking up.  There are more coffee shop conversations about the state board of education actions here in Gilmer than most people are aware of.  The political party that has put this in place will be dealt again with, in future elections.
West Virginians are not stupid.  We are a trusting folk, until we have been shown our trust is misplaced.  Can the Manchin faction be trusted?
However, the citizens of Gilmer County are due an apology from the state board of education for the havoc wreaked in the Gilmer County school system.
A vendetta created by the elite power base has left Gilmer School system decimated.  The list of failures is endless.  Those failures are NOT a result of our Gilmer employees, but a result of the Charleston order givers.
Holding the Westest Scores is further proof of the state board of education’s failure.  Does anyone *ever* with hold good news?
At least their mismanagement of the school system is being seen by many.  The number of Gilmer Free Press readers continues to increase.  Thank you Mr. Ramazan!

By Charleston can no longer hide themselves.  on  11.26.2014

When a individual knows an ‘action’ is wrong…..and says or does ‘nothing’..... that person discredits him or her self.
A lot of this going around in Gilmer County.
That’s why Gilmer County-ians are not free!

By It's Your Schools  on  11.26.2014

There is no doubt after careful consideration of evidence from intervention time up to now the State intentionally plots to manipulate Gilmer County people, and school system employees under its direct control are forced to quietly go along to survive. The harsh treatment is definitely State misuse and abuse. The negative results which happen are not intentional on the part of our used people and they don’t like it. The question is what happens from now on? Is it possible for the State to change its spots?

By Hector Barnes  on  11.27.2014

This is directed to Mr. Charles Heinlein, Mrs. Manchin, and Governor Tomblin. Mr. Gabriel Devono is on record in saying that he could not locate complete CEFP records and other important information related to school site decisions. Individuals close to what happens in the County’s central office allege that prior to Mr. Devono’s arrival a former full-time central office employee was engaged to purge certain CEFP records. This either happened or it didn’t. If it did State laws may have been broken. The State could get to the bottom of this issue quickly to show good intent if an independent investigator were to be brought here for fact finding. If the State Board of Education is innocent proof should be released. If there is guilt formal charges should be made to prosecute responsible parties to the fullest extent of the law. Is this posting appropriate while we are constantly assured that the WV State Board of Education always operates under the rule of law?

By State Board Record Destruction Cover Up?  on  11.27.2014

The State Board of Education wants to turn our elected board members against the central office staff, that staff against our board, the citizens against our board and the central office staff,  and citizens against themselves. The purpose of the turmoil by design is to take heat off the State Board of Education. What can we do? Our best option is for Gilmer County to stick together and to take our case to newly elected members of the State Legislature. The other part is to continue to mount stiff resistance by getting the truth on the Internet including the social media. Have we seen any evidence of genuine attempts by the State Board of Education to prevent and to resolve conflicts in Gilmer County? No, its mission seems to be to spread mounds of money around to benefit a select few, maybe money laundering, while claiming with a straight face that its mission is to benefit WV’s poverty stricken children.

By State Board Perfect With Machiavellian Principals  on  11.27.2014

What about the State’s spending close to $250,000 of the County’s money on a new telephone system for our schools and Mr. Devono saying that problems still exist? Why was that high expense necessary? Were there other options to get the job done more cheaply, was there competitive bidding, does a clearly written purchases order exist to define exactly what was being purchased, and is there an invoice to precisely document what the vendor delivered? Related to this issue what is the basis for the State claiming that our telephone system problems tied to broadband? Do we have to spend additional money to fix the problems, and did Mr. Devono spent money on the work after his arrival? Mrs. Starkey and sitting board members have asked questions about spending on the telephone system to fail to get clear answers. Mr. Devono could clear this up. Charleston are you listening?

By State Justified In Spending 250K To Fix Telephones  on  11.27.2014

Intercepts from various places including the board office are there to prove without any doubt that the State tries to turn our board members against each other to shift attention from the State Board of Education. The total emphasis is on deliberate turmoil within the County with no effort being expended whatsoever by the State to get everyone at all levels working together for the common good of our neglected children.

By Gilmer Board Office  on  11.27.2014

You bet your boots that in coffee shops and throughout Gilmer County citizens with good common have this list memorized.
@ You don’t buy more land than needed at a cost more than four times the worth like the State did at Cedar Creek with Gilmer County’s money.
@ When you spend money watch to prevent over spending and a loss of hundreds of thousands of dollars like the State did to Gilmer County at Cedar Creek.
@ If you want to get along with others don’t treat them with disrespect, contempt, and the attitude that they are stupid like the State does with Gilmer County.
@ You had better treat others like you would like to be treated and the State rejects this concept judging from the way it has treated Gilmer County.
@ Right triumphs over wrong and regardless of the State’s abuse of power and overreach this too shall pass.
@ Truth getting out to the masses always has more favorable outcomes than brute force and overreach as the State has applied against Gilmer County.
@ When you do something wrong admit it quickly, apologize, and never continue with more of the same type of conduct while blaming sticky messes on others as the State does in dealing with Gilmer County.
@ Individual Gilmer County families may fight among themselves and they may occasionally snipe at others outside their families, but when the entire Gilmer County family is attacked by outsiders we close ranks as a unified force to fight for justice. That is happening now with our struggle against the State.
@ We don’t have impressive sounding degrees, paid vacations with other valuable job benefits like health insurance and paid vacations, six figure salaries, and we don’t throw big terms (e.g., OEPA) around like the State does in trying to intimidate us. We do use computers and other modern communication devices to keep ourselves and others informed about the State’s wrongdoing after its politically motivated seizure of Gilmer County’s schools.

By Gilmer Coffee Shop Customer  on  11.27.2014

Someone mentioned Saturday Night Live in a previous post.
It really is looking like that.
Its only too obvious the state board have no idea how inept the continue to appear, or they would be trying to remedy the situation.
The state replaces a bad superintendent with one who is even worse.
The local board gets stuck with a board president what thinks he works for the elite on the state board.
Doesn’t have any idea he is to work for the citizens who elected him.

By A NO Confidence vote all around  on  11.27.2014

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G-Eye™: Gilmer County Schools Community Meeting - 11.12.14

Gilmer County Schools held a Community Meeting at Gilmer County Senior Center on November 12, 2014.

Mr. DeVano, Superintendent of Gilmer County Schools explains the status of the proposed Gilmer County Elementary Schools as well as some information about the Leading Creek Elementary School at Linn, WV.

Please watch the video ….

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Getting the State to decide to build a school in Hays City was in the works for a long time. Mr. Gabriel Devono was seen being squired around to inspect the Hays City site soon after arriving in Glenville. He signed the checks to purchase the Cedar Creek site. Weeks before any word of cancellation of that project leaked because of the State’s blundering he forced his staff to work secretly to set the stage for the Hays City move. It would be interesting to know how much he knew back when he signed checks for the Cedar Creek land. A reputable person told that Mr. Devono pressured the school board to endorse the Hays City deal and all members refused to say that it was the State’s deal and it should assume total responsibility for its string of blunders. We need an objective investigation of what happened here to include tracking the money trail to expose those who profited from the crookedness.

By State Fraud and Deceit Against Gilmer  on  11.25.2014

When the video is watched and what Mr. Devono had to say is listened to carefully it becomes clear that the State fouled up all around, not just with Cedar Creek and the aftermath. It is evident when Devono’s information about the Leading Creek school slipped out that we are in trouble there too. The State moved too quickly without thorough, professional level planning. Its goal was a bi county school and not a good solution to serve Gilmer County well. There will be more bad surprises emerging. The State will bail out when all the money is gone and favored parties get theirs to leave our County with a horrible mess.

By State Makes It Worse Daily  on  11.25.2014

Citizens are proud of the school board’s united refusal to go along with Devonos’s pressure for it to back the Hays City deal and they stood firm that the decision was the State’s to defend and to be accountable for. Thankfully we have those with the moral character and personal courage to stand up against the State’s wrongdoing with turning against our County’s people while wanting us to believe that it is here to help us.

By B. Miller  on  11.25.2014

There was a comment about information from board meetings not going public. The report from a member of the public who left a recent meeting is that when Mr. Devono called an executive session to fail to get the board’s support for the Hays City school site persons of questionable need were there. He made some of his staff attend and Ted Shriver from Williamson and Shriver was there too to back him up as if Devono wanted to overwhelm the board members. With all those persons who were not board members there, how can the State defend that their participation was legitimate and necessary for an executive session that did not involve a personnel action or a potential land purchase by the State? Mr. Devono had all the information he needed. Aren’t executive sessions supposed to limit participants to maintain confidentiality?

By Executive Session Done Right?  on  11.25.2014

And another SNL skit entitled:  ‘GD and the Human Easel’

By belly roll  on  11.25.2014

to sign yourself - Gilmer Schools Coalition
You make a bit of sense with your writing.
Please do not mislead Gilmer Free Press readers by giving the false impression you speak for the Gilmer School Coalition.  You do not.
This is intended to be constructive.

By And Instructive  on  11.25.2014

let’s not forget, it is not the local board making the decisions, it is the state board and their superintendent. They are the one owing us explanation on all the mishaps. we need to make sure   not to pee on the wrong tree.

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►   NFL Game Result

(MONDAY, NOVEMBER 24)


Final Score: Buffalo 38, NY Jets 3

Kyle Orton passed for 230 yards and two touchdowns as the Buffalo Bills routed the New York Jets 38-3 Monday night at Detroit’s Ford Field. The game was moved from Ralph Wilson Stadium after the venue was deemed unplayable due to several feet of snow that fell last week, crippling Buffalo and neighboring areas. Boobie Dixon rushed for a touchdown and blocked a punt that was recovered in the end zone for another score, helping the Bills (6-5) keep their playoff hopes alive. Michael Vick struggled mightily against the Buffalo defense, completing only 7-of-19 passes for 76 yards. He limped off the field after a third-quarter interception and was replaced by Geno Smith, who saw his first action since he was intercepted three times on eight passes in the first quarter against the Bills on Oct. 26. Smith threw for 89 yards on 10-of-12 passing for the Jets (2-9).


Final Score: Baltimore 34, New Orleans 27

Justin Forsett’s career night helped propel the Baltimore Ravens to a 34-27 victory over the New Orleans Saints on Monday. Forsett finished with a career-high 182 yards and two touchdowns on 22 carries for the Ravens (7-4), who moved into a three-way tie for second place in the AFC North behind the Bengals (7-3-1). Joe Flacco threw for 243 yards and a touchdown on 18-of-24 passing, Steve Smith made four catches for 89 yards and a touchdown and Torrey Smith hauled in five passes for 98 yards in the win. Drew Brees completed 35 of his 45 passes for 420 yards with three scores and an interception, and Jimmy Graham had two touchdowns to go with 47 yards on six catches for the Saints (4-7), who went 0-3 on a homestand for just the third time in franchise history (1967, 1997). Despite the loss, New Orleans is tied for first with Atlanta in the underwhelming NFC South. It is the first time in NFL history that a division leader is three games under .500.



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►   Things we learned on Week 12

What do Tom Brady, Zach Mettenberger, Josh McCown, Brian Hoyer and Mark Sanchez have in common?

The answer is almost nothing. One is a future Hall of Fame quarterback and the other four are barely noteworthy.

Except in Week 12 where the five quarterbacks all threw for over 300 yards on Sunday.

Below are a few more things we observed:


Cleveland at Atlanta

Fantasy owners could care less that Cleveland Browns’ quarterback Hoyer led the team to a game-winning field goal as time expired. What they do care about, is the fact that he threw three interceptions, without tossing a touchdown pass. Even with his 322 passing yards and 12 rushing yards, Hoyer had a rough afternoon for owners, with arguably the only positive thing coming out of Week 12, was that he will continue to be Cleveland’s starting quarterback.

Atlanta Falcons’ quarterback Matt Ryan does not have to worry about job security, but needs to cut down on his turnovers. He turned the ball over twice, throwing an interception and losing a fumble, yet Ryan was still able to put together a solid afternoon. He was 27-of-43 for 273 yards and two scores, marking just his second multi-touchdown performance over the past seven games.

At least Ryan was able to find some holes in the passing game, because Atlanta tailback Steven Jackson was unable to find any on the ground. Although he found the end zone for a change, Jackson rushed 13 times for only 34 yards (2.6 yards per carry). With Jackson not getting any younger and the Falcons having continuing issues along the offensive line, owners should not expect Atlanta to get their running game going anytime soon.

The Browns on the other hand performed very well on the ground. Rookie running backs Isaiah Crowell and Terrance West were both utilized, with Crowell having the bigger day (12 carries, 88 yards, 2 TD), and West leading the team in carries (14 carries, 62 yards). It seems like both halfbacks will be involved. Fantasy owners should like the sound of that.

Arguably, the most anticipated performance heading into Week 12, was the output of Cleveland receiver Josh Gordon, and he did not disappoint. Gordon recorded eight receptions for 120 yards, on 16 targets, making him an easy WR1 for the remaining games this season.

Atlanta receivers’ Roddy White and Julio Jones came to play on Sunday as well. White led the team with nine receptions for 96 yards, and Jones notched his first touchdown in eight games despite being sick all week. Both wideouts will continue to be solid options for Ryan, and more importantly, for fantasy owners.


Tampa Bay at Chicago

If you had Chicago Bears’ running back Matt Forte in your lineup, you should be pretty happy, as he was the one Chicago player who produced a solid day. Forte was our top-ranked tailback heading into Week 12. He made us look good with that decision, rushing for 89 yards and two touchdowns on 23 carries, along with chipping in five receptions for 23 yards. His two touchdowns were iconic, as he passed Bears legend Gale Sayers to become No. 4 on the Bears all-time in rushing touchdowns (40). Forte continues to be a dual-threat in both the running and passing games.

Surprisingly, quarterback Jay Cutler was not able to get going Sunday afternoon against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, who were giving up the eighth-most fantasy points to opposing quarterbacks coming into Week 12 (according to Yahoo), allowing 18.9 points per game. Cutler threw for only 130 yards. He was able to notch one touchdown pass, but with owners expecting much more. It is time to realize that Cutler will consistently inconsistent, just as he has been throughout his career.

The guy who caught the touchdown pass was wide receiver Alshon Jeffery, yet, that was essentially the only highlight from Chicago’s pass-catching trio. Unfortunately for fantasy owners, Cutler’s inconsistency will continue to result in subpar games from Martellus Bennett, Brandon Marshall and Jeffery.

Cutler’s counterpart, Buccaneers’ signal-caller Josh McCown had a better afternoon finishing the day with 341 passing yards and one touchdown. However, McCown coughed the ball up three times (two interceptions, one lost fumble), significantly reducing his fantasy total.

On the other hand, since he was re-inserted as Tampa Bay’s starting quarterback in Week 10, McCown has not thrown for less than 288 yards, and has five total touchdowns during that span making him a solid QB2.

Wideout Vincent Jackson had his first 100-yard game since Week 5, as he recorded five catches for 117 yards, and rookie receiver Mike Evans found the end zone yet again, scoring for the sixth time over the past four games. While

Evans and Jackson are expected to produce, but receiver Louis Murphy Jr’s total came out of nowhere. Heading into the game, he was owned in just one% of Yahoo leagues, but hauled in six passes for 113 yards. Murphy’s totals were impressive, but with so many mouths to feed in Tampa Bay, owners should leave him on the waiver wire.

Hopefully fantasy owners did not start any of the Buccaneers’ running backs. Tailback Doug Martin led the “attack” with 11 carries for 27 yards.


Cincinnati at Houston

The biggest question for fantasy owners in regards to the Cincinnati Bengals, heading into Week 12, was how the team would manage the work load of running backs Giovani Bernard and Jeremy Hill.

Well…both halfbacks were heavily involved on Sunday, and each player touched the ball the same amount of times. Hill led the team in rushing with 18 carries for 87 yards, while Bernard totaled 17 rushing attempts for 45 yards and caught two passes for 22 yards.

Hill had the better fantasy afternoon, with a short touchdown run in the third quarter. Seeing both tailbacks get extensive playing time, makes them both solid plays for the duration of the season.

Another Bengal who has battled an injury throughout 2014, is wide receiver A.J. Green. However, he seems to be fully healed from his toe injury, and topped 100 yards for the second consecutive week, recording 121 total yards on 12 receptions. Moving forward, Green will easily be a solid WR1.

Quarterback Andy Dalton was not overly impressive, throwing for 233 yards and an interception, but did hit Mohamed Sanu for a score. Coming off a three- touchdown performance in Week 11, fantasy owners were hoping for a little more production.

After playing well in his first-career start during Week 11, Mallett was unable to build off that performance, going 21-of-45 for only 189 yards, one interception, and zero touchdowns, proving to be nothing more than a QB2.

Mallett’s rough afternoon directly affected the Texans’ receivers. No player was able to reach 50 receiving yards.

One player that looked destined for a big day, was Texans’ running back Alfred Blue, after totaling career-highs in carries (36) and rushing yards (156) last week. Halfback Arian Foster was officially declared inactive to start the day, but Blue was unable to capitalize, rushing for just 46 yards on 16 attempts, Foster is expected back next week so it is likely that we have already seen the best of Blue for 2014.


Jacksonville at Indianapolis

Many owners expected Indianapolis Colts’s quarterback Andrew Luck to have a big day against a bad Jacksonville Jaguars’ team. Although he played okay, throwing for 253 yards and a score, along with rushing for an additional 49 yards, Luck was not at his best, as he lost two fumbles. This was only the second game all season that Luck threw for less than 300 yards and fewer than two touchdown passes, Don’t worry, even the best quarterbacks have bad days once in a while.

Ahmad Bradshaw season-ending injury was expected to elevate tailback Trent Richardson’s workload and fantasy value. While he rushed 13 times for 42 yards and a touchdown, tailback Daniel Herron actually was credited for a start. Herron rushed 12 times for 65 yards and caught five passes for 31 yards. It appears to still be a shared backfield.

Colts’ receiver T.Y. Hilton had a memorable day on Sunday. His wife gave birth to a baby girl, causing him to state that he would score a touchdown for little Eugenia. Hilton came through, catching four passes for 122 yards and that special touchdown. He has gone over 1,000 yards for the second consecutive season.

Jaguars’ receiver Marqise Lee led the team with 52 receiving yards on three receptions. Quarterback Blake Bortles was the main reason why the team struggled, as he threw for only 146 yards and one interception. Owners need to leave Bortles on the bench, with him being a borderline QB2 ... at best.

Coming into Week 12, there was a ton of hype surrounding Jacksonville running back Denard Robinson, but unfortunately he disappointed. Robinson had 25 yards on 14 carries, and was even out gained by fellow halfback Toby Gerhart. Robinson did contribute four receptions for 47 yards, but he also lost a fumble.


Green Bay at Minnesota

Upset of the day - The Packers’ first score wasn’t via the pass. Instead they let Eddie Lacy score from one yard away.

Getting Lacy going turned out to be invaluable as he posted big numbers (138 yards from scrimmage, 2 TDs). He’s run for over 100-yards just twice this season and both games were against the Vikings.

Second biggest upset of the day - Aaron Rodgers’ two touchdown passes didn’t go to Jordy Nelson, Randall Cobb or even Davante Adams. One was caught by Richard Rodgers (no relation) and the other by Lacy.

It was obviously a quiet day for the Packers’ big receivers. Hope that didn’t keep you from getting into the fantasy playoffs.

Teddy Bridgewater still has a long way to go to be an NFL quarterback and even further to be a fantasy-worthy starter. His second-quarter interception wasn’t even worthy of Miami Northwestern High School.

Ben Tate didn’t run the ball today. Not surprising considering he doesn’t know the plays.


Detroit at New England

I thought the return of Calvin Johnson to healthy status would be the end of Golden Tate, but Tate was solid with four receptions for 97 yards as Darrelle Revis held Megatron to 58 yards.

As suspected, the Patriots healthy respect for the Lions top-ranked run defense, led them to a very unbalanced offense almost exclusively featuring the pass. Nine passes in the first 10 plays and Brady ended up throwing a stunning 53 times for 349 yards.

So much for Jonas Gray. Newly-signed LeGarrette Blount scored twice from inside the 3-yard line. Final tally: Blount 12 rushes (78 yards), Shane Vereen eight rushes, Gray zero touches. The lesson here, boys and girls ... don’t miss practice.

Tim Wright is the Patriots No. 2 tight end, but he caught his fifth and sixth touchdown passes of the season and only five others TEs have more, including his teammate Rob Gronkowski.

Wright was the only receiver to score, though the yards were pretty evenly distributed between Brandon LaFell, Julian Edelman and “Gronk.“


Tennessee at Philadelphia

Justin Hunter (knee) was a question mark heading into the game, but caught a nice 40-yard touchdown pass and run. In his second season, Hunter only has 45 career catches, but seven are scores.

Rookie quarterback Zach Mettenberger found a friend in tight end Delanie Walker (5-155-0).

If you were hoping that Bishop Sankey’s touchdown run last week was the start of him getting red zone carries, think again. It was Shonn Greene getting the red zone work.

Eagles special teams did it again. They started the game with a 107-yard kickoff return. It was their four kick return for a score this season and 10th score for fantasy owners who have started the Philadelphia defense.

Finally, LeSean McCoy looked as elusive as last season. Don’t know why, but it’s been a while. He rushed for 130 yards and a score on 21 carries.

Mark Sanchez wasn’t very good throwing a pair of bad interceptions, but in the “Chip Kelly” up-tempo offense he still threw for 307 yards.


Arizona at Seattle

Andre Ellington continued to struggle running the ball, rushing 10 times for just 24 yards and leaving fantasy owners wondering what to do.

Ok, now we know why Drew Stanton is an NFL backup and not a starter.

The Seattle offense was determined to make Steven Hauschka the fantasy place- kicker of the week. In the first half they couldn’t finish any of their drives and Hauschka hit from 27, 32 and 52 yards. They “field-goal fest” continued after the break as he hit a 40-yarder early in the third quarter.

Part of the reason they didn’t get in the end zone more than once all day was Russell Wilson getting sacked seven times.

After consecutive 100-plus yard rushing games, Marshawn Lynch was a non-factor in this one. Wilson rushed for almost twice as many yards as Lynch (74-39).


St. Louis at San Diego

After beating Peyton Manning and the Broncos, the Rams defense tried to continue to show off their upgraded defense against Philip Rivers. It worked for a half as Janoris Jenkins intercepted a pass and ran in back 99 yards to put the Rams on top.

Rivers threw for just 106 yards in the first half, but was much more efficient after the break. He finished with 291 yards and a touchdown to Keenan Allen.

Allen had a very nice day and with a late reception as the Chargers tried to run out the clock earned his fantasy owners the 100-yard bonus.

Ryan Mathews was back and healthy. It was particularly evident on his 32-yard touchdown run that also put him over the century mark. Then he hurt his shoulder, didn’t play again, and fantasy owners are left wondering about next weekend. Deja vu?


Miami at Denver

Miami built a 14-3 lead on their running game. Lamar Miller rushed five times for 49 yards and both Ryan Tannehill and Daniel Thomas posted short touchdown runs.

Unfortunately, in the second half when the Broncos offense opened up, the Dolphins couldn’t match the firepower.

Ten of the Broncos first 14 plays were running plays and fantasy owners were wondering what team was inside the Denver uniforms?

When they finally decided to pass, however, they got three scores from the combination of Peyton Manning-to-Demaryius Thomas.

C.J. Anderson posted another big fantasy total rushing 27 times for 167 yards and the go-ahead score. It doesn’t seem to matter what running back is behind Manning, the threat of his passing game makes them all fantasy stars.

Wes Welker scored in Week 12. Normally that isn’t significant, but it was his first one since Week 7 and just the second one all season. He’s still not fantasy worthy these days.


Washington at San Francisco

Saying Robert Griffin III didn’t do much would be an understatement. He was 11-of-19 for 106 yards, got sacked five times, and lost a fumble in the fourth quarter.

Alfred Morris was the only viable offensive weapon, rushing for 125 yards and a touchdown.

In case you have not been paying attention, Colin Kaepernick’s favorite receiver isn’t Vernon Davis or Michael Crabtree, it’s Anquan Boldin. Today he caught nine balls for 137 yards and a touchdown.



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►   Morales Named MEC Player Of The Week

Glenville State’s Donte Morales has been named the Mountain East Conference Player of the Week after helping the Pioneers to a pair of wins.

Morales, a senior from Virginia Beach, Va., averaged 26.5 points and five rebounds on the week for GSC. He scored 16 points in a non-conference win against Ohio Valley before exploding for 37 points on 11-of-13 shooting in a win over Shepherd top open MEC play.


Other Top Performances

Devin Hoehn (West Liberty) averged 28.5 points, 3.5 assists and 2.5 rebounds in a 2-0 week for the top-ranked ‘Toppers…

Carlas Jackson (Urbana) had a game-high 26 points in just 28 minutes of work to give the Blue Knights their first MEC win in program history…

Nick Harney (FSU) had 21 points to lead the Falcons to win in their only game of the week…

Morgan McDonald (Shepherd) averaged 26.5 points and 8.0 rebounds in a 1-1 week for the Rams…

Tyree Gaiter (Notre Dame) had back-to-back 30-point games as the Falcons went 1-1…

Tanner McGrew (West Virginia Wesleyan) averaged a double-double with 10.5 points and 13.5 rebounds for the Bobcats.



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►   Top-25 College Basketball Game Results

(Monday, November 24)


Final Score: (2) Arizona 72, Missouri 53

Brandon Ashley and Rondae Hollis-Jefferson each had 15 points as second-ranked Arizona won its Maui Invitational opener with a 72-53 decision over Missouri. Hollis-Jefferson went 5-for-6 from the field and added six rebounds, while Stanley Jefferson contributed 14 points for the Wildcats, who used their trademark tough defense to dominate the game’s final 24 minutes and advance to Tuesday’s winner’s bracket matchup with Kansas State. Arizona (4-0) scored 24 points off 17 Missouri turnovers and held the Tigers to 36.4 percent shooting to overcome a slow offensive start. Montaque Gill-Caesar paced Missouri (2-2) with 13 points and Johnathan Williams III and Keith Shamburger each finished with 11 in the loss. The Tigers will next take on Purdue, which fell to Kansas State in Monday’s first game, in the consolation round.


Final Score: (6) Louisville 87, Savannah State 26

Montrezl Harrell put up 15 points and nine rebounds, and sixth-ranked Louisville put on a defensive clinic in an 87-26 domination of Savannah State at the KFC Yum! Center. The Cardinals scored the game’s first 29 points, led 41-7 at halftime and rendered Savannah State into a 10-of-51 shooting night while forcing 26 turnovers and owning a lopsided 54-28 rebounding advantage. Chinanu Onuaku led Louisville’s smothering defensive display with six blocks in addition to tallying 10 points and nine rebounds. Wayne Blackshear added 13 points and Terry Rozier finished with 11 in 16 minutes for the Cardinals (4-0). Savannah State (2-3), which also misfired on all 16 of its 3-point attempts, was paced by Alante Fenner’s eight points. Rick Pitino’s 699th career win was in the books early as Louisville completely imposed its will on the grossly overmatched Tigers, who missed their initial 23 shots from the floor and didn’t record their first point until Saadiq Muhammad hit 1-of-2 free throws with 4:02 remaining in the opening half.


Final Score: (11) Kansas 87, Rider 60

Perry Ellis scored 17 points to lead No. 11 Kansas to an 87-60 win over Rider in a non-bracketed game of the Orlando Classic. Brannen Green deposited 17 points off the bench and Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk supplied 10 points for the Jayhawks (2-1), who rebounded from a blowout loss to No. 1 Kentucky their last time out. Xavier Lundy paced the Broncs (2-2) with 15 points and Teddy Okereafor added 10 in the setback. Kansas will open the tournament Thursday in Orlando with a matchup against Rhode Island, while Rider will take on No. 20 Michigan State in its opener.


Final Score: (12) Villanova 77, (14) VCU 53

JayVaughn Pinkston scored 15 points with seven rebounds to help No. 12 Villanova to a 77-53 win over 14th-ranked VCU in the Legends Classic at Barclays Center. Darrun Hilliard II netted 14 points and Kris Jenkins supplied 13 points off the bench for the Wildcats (4-0), who played their first game away from home. Briante Weber and Melvin Johnson each totaled 13 points for the Rams (3-1). Treveon Graham, VCU’s second-leading scorer who entered the game averaging 18 points per game, had just four points on 2-of-9 shooting. The Rams’ patented “Havoc” defense couldn’t stop Villanova on Monday, allowing the Wildcats to make 50 percent of their shots while only mustering a 37.3 percent success rate on the offensive end.


Final Score: (13) Iowa State 84, Alabama 74

Georges Niang had a game-high 28 points along with six rebounds to help No. 13 Iowa State post an 84-74 victory over Alabama in the CBE Hall of Fame Classic. Dustin Hogue had 17 points, Naz Long scored 15 and Matt Thomas supplied 13 and eight rebounds for the Cyclones (3-0), who will take on Maryland in the championship round on Tuesday. Rodney Cooper had 27 points and five rebounds, while Levi Randolph totaled 18 points and five boards for the Crimson Tide (3-1), who will play Arizona State in the consolation game on Tuesday.


Final Score: (15) San Diego State 92, BYU 87 (2-OT)

Aqeel Quinn finished with a career-high 22 points and came up big down the stretch as No. 15 San Diego State beat BYU 92-87 in double overtime in a quarterfinal game of the Maui Invitational on Monday. Trey Kell made two foul shots, stole the ball from Tyler Haws and sent it down the court to Dwayne Polee II, who went in for an uncontested dunk and an 80-76 lead. Haws briefly tied the game with a jumper, but Quinn knocked down a three at the other end. Quinn’s layup and Polee’s free throw made it an 86-82 game. BYU missed three shots from beyond on its next trip down the floor and Kell made two at the line to seal the win. Winston Shepard had 18 points and eight rebounds, Kell chipped in 14 and JJ O’Brien finished with 13, nine rebounds and six assists for the Aztecs (4-0), who will play Pittsburgh in a semifinal game on Tuesday. Haws scored a game-high 26 points and Kyle Collinsworth supplied 21 points, seven rebounds and six assists for the Cougars (3-1).


Final Score: (19) Michigan 70, Oregon 63

Zak Irvin scored 19 points to help No. 19 Michigan defeat Oregon, 70-63, in the Progressive Legends Classic on Monday. Caris LeVert tallied 18 points and Ricky Doyle registered 10 points off the bench for the Wolverines (4-0), who will play No. 12 Villanova in the final on Tuesday. LeVert went just 3-of-13 from the floor, but he managed to make 11 of his 13 shots from the foul line. The Wildcats defeated No. 14 VCU, 77-53, earlier in the night to punch their ticket to the championship game. Joseph Young netted 20 points for the Ducks (3-1), while Dillon Brooks and Elgin Cook supplied 14 and 13, respectively.


Final Score: (20) Michigan State 79, Santa Clara 52

Travis Trice made five 3-pointers en route to 19 points and the 20th-ranked Michigan State Spartans handled the Santa Clara Broncos, 79-52, in a non-bracketed game of the Orlando Classic. Marvin Clark Jr. added 15 points and four blocks for the Spartans (3-1), who have won two in a row since a loss to Duke. Gavin Schilling tallied 14 points and 11 boards. Jared Brownridge ended with 12 points for the Broncos (2-2), who have lost two straight.


►   College Basketball Rankings

Associated Press Top 25
1. Kentucky
2. Wisconsin
3. Arizona
4. Duke
5. North Carolina
6. Louisville
7. Texas
8. Virginia
9. Wichita State
10. Gonzaga
11. Kansas
12. Villanova
13. Iowa State
14. Virginia Commonwealth
15. San Diego State
16. Ohio State
17. Miami (FL)
18. Florida
19. Michigan
20. Michigan State
21. West Virginia
22. UCLA
23. Creighton
24. Connecticut
25. Arkansas


Coaches Poll
1. Kentucky
2. Duke
3. Wisconsin
4. Arizona
5. Louisville
6. North Carolina
7. Virginia
8. Gonzaga
9. Texas
10. Wichita State
11. Villanova
12. Kansas
13. Iowa State
14. Virginia Commonwealth
15. San Diego State
16. Florida
17. Ohio State
18. Michigan
19. Michigan State
20. Miami (Fla.)
21. Oklahoma
22. Connecticut
23. UCLA
24. West Virginia
25. Providence



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►   NBA Game Results

(Monday, November 24)


Final Score: LA Clippers 113, Charlotte 92

Blake Griffin amassed 22 points in a near triple-double, and five other Los Angeles players scored in double figures as the Clippers pulled away for a 113-92 win over the Charlotte Hornets. Griffin grabbed 16 rebounds and added nine assists to lead a Clippers’ attack that shot 52.4 percent in the second half. Chris Paul turned in a monster game as well for Los Angeles, with the North Carolina native tallying 22 points along with 15 assists. Jamal Crawford chipped in 21 points off the bench and JJ Redick recorded 17 points for the Clippers, with DeAndre Jordan contributing a double-double of 11 points and 12 rebounds in the victory. Cody Zeller finished with a career-high 17 points in the loss, the sixth in a row and eighth in nine games for the struggling Hornets.


Final Score: Cleveland 106, Orlando 74

LeBron James had 29 points and 11 assists playing just three quarters and the Cleveland Cavaliers rolled to a 106-74 win over the Orlando Magic on Monday night to snap a four-game losing streak. James had 22 points in the first half to help the Cavaliers take an 18-point lead into the break and they went up by as many as 33 in the fourth quarter. Anderson Varejao added 14 points and Kevin Love and Kyrie Irving each scored 12 for Cleveland, which also snapped a three-game home losing streak. Victor Oladipo had 22 points and Nikola Vucevic scored 18 with 13 rebounds to lead the Magic, who have dropped eight in a row to the Cavs and four of their last six games overall. It was a season low in points for the Magic.


Final Score: Portland 114, Philadelphia 104

LaMarcus Aldridge had 33 points and 11 rebounds to help the red-hot Portland Trail Blazers beat the winless Philadelphia 76ers 114-104 on Monday. Wesley Matthews added 17 points for the Blazers, who have won eight in a row. Damian Lillard tallied 16 points. Michael Carter-Williams ended with 24 points and seven rebounds for the Sixers (0-14), who are now four losses away from matching the NBA record for the worst start to a season, which was set by the Nets in 2009-10. Henry Sims and Tony Wroten had 22 and 20 points, respectively.


Final Score: Toronto 104, Phoenix 100

Jonas Valanciunas had 27 points and 11 rebounds, DeMar DeRozan scored 23 and the Toronto Raptors survived for a 104-100 win over the Phoenix Suns on Monday night. The Raptors led by as many as 17 early in the fourth quarter before Isaiah Thomas made three consecutive 3-pointers to punctuate a quick 14-0 run by the Suns, who later took their first lead since the first quarter on two Eric Bledsoe free throws with 3:04 remaining. But Phoenix scored just five more points and DeRozan made four straight free throws in the last 14.7 seconds to put Toronto over the top. Lou Williams was named Eastern Conference Player of the Week on Monday and scored 17 points off the bench for the Raptors, who have won five in a row. The Eastern Conference leaders ran their record to 4-0 this season against Western Conference teams. Bledsoe scored 25 points to lead the Suns, who had a four- game losing streak stopped and finished 4-2 on a six-game road trip. Markieff Morris added 17 points in the loss.


Final Score: Houston 91, New York 86

James Harden scored Houston’s final 12 points of the game, leading the Rockets to a 91-86 victory over the New York Knicks. Harden went 7-of-12 from beyond the arc and ended with 36 points, six rebounds, six assists and three steals for the Rockets, who have won 10 straight against the Knicks. Donatas Motiejunas added 13 points and eight boards for Houston, which has won two in a row overall. Trevor Ariza tallied 10 points and three steals. New York forward Carmelo Anthony had 14 points and seven rebounds before leaving in the second quarter with back spasms. He did not return to the game.


Final Score: Indiana 111, Dallas 100

Donald Sloan scored 29 points and the Indiana Pacers never trailed in the second half on the way to a 111-100 win over the Dallas Mavericks on Monday night. The already banged-up Pacers played without center Roy Hibbert, who sprained his left ankle in Saturday’s loss to Phoenix. They made half of their 3-point attempts and took the lead for good on Sloan’s 3 with 1:44 remaining in the second quarter. Luis Scola added 14 points in the win and Solomon Hill, Rodney Stuckey, Chris Copeland, Damjan Rudez and Ian Mahinmi all scored at least 10. Monta Ellis had 24 points and Dirk Nowitzki scored 22 with 11 rebounds for the Mavericks, who have dropped two in a row following a six-game winning streak.


Final Score: Chicago 97, Utah 95

Two key players returned to the Chicago starting lineup Monday night, but the Bulls had to hold on for a 97-95 win over the Utah Jazz. Derrick Rose was back after missing four games with a strained left hamstring and scored 18 points. Pau Gasol totaled 23 points, nine rebounds, four assists and three steals after missing three games with a strained left calf. Gasol was fouled after Chicago won a jump ball and made 1- of-2 free throws to give the Bulls a two-point lead with 3.2 seconds remaining. The Bulls, who led by as many as 21, escaped EnergySolutions Arena with a win when Gordon Hayward missed a 3-pointer from the top of the key at the buzzer. Jimmy butler scored 25 points to lead the Bulls, who snapped a two-game skid and improved to 2-2 on their seven-game road trip. Derrick Favors had 21 points and a season-high 15 rebounds for Utah, which has dropped three games in a row. Trey Burke also posted a double-double with 18 points and 10 assists.



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►   Red Sox closing in on deals for Ramirez, Sandoval

The Boston Red Sox are apparently set to make a big splash in free agency, as reports indicate that both Hanley Ramirez and Pablo Sandoval have agreed to multi-million dollar contracts.

Numerous media outlets, including Fox Sports, said Ramirez will sign a deal worth $90 million over five years, while CBSSports.com has reported that Sandoval will earn close to $100 million over five years.

Ramirez will return to the team that originally signed him as a 16-year-old from the Dominican Republic. The shortstop played just two games for the Red Sox in 2005 before he was shipped to the Marlins as part of the package that sent pitcher Josh Beckett and third baseman Mike Lowell to Boston.

In 6 1/2 seasons with the Marlins, Ramirez developed into a star. He was the National League’s top rookie in 2006 and earned three All-Star selections with the Marlins, who traded him to the Dodgers in 2012.

Ramirez is a career .300 hitter, but has battled injuries in the past two seasons in Los Angeles. He played just 86 games in 2013 and batted .345, then in 128 games last year hit only .283 with 13 homers and 71 runs batted in.

Where the soon-to-be 31-year-old Ramirez will play in Boston is still a question with Xander Bogaerts currently slated to be the club’s shortstop.

Sandoval would likely be Boston’s new third baseman after spending six full seasons manning the position for the San Francisco Giants. He was part of three World Series championship teams for the Giants, and was the MVP of the 2012 Fall Classic.

In 869 games for the Giants since 2008, Sandoval is a .294 hitter with 192 doubles, 106 homers and 462 runs batted in. He batted .279 with 16 homers and 73 RBI in 157 games this past season.

Sandoval, a two-time All-Star, has been a clutch performer in postseason play with a .344 career average in 39 playoff games. He hit .366 for the Giants in the 2014 postseason, including .429 in the World Series victory over Kansas City last month.

The Red Sox are trying to revamp an offense that tied for the second-worst batting average in the American League last season at .244, had the second- worst slugging percentage at .369 and scored just 634 runs, better than only three other teams.


►   2015 Hall ballot includes Big Unit, Pedro, Smoltz

The 2015 National Baseball Hall of Fame ballot includes 17 new additions, including Cy Young Award winning pitchers Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez and John Smoltz.

Also new to the ballot for 2015 are sluggers Gary Sheffield and Carlos Delgado and shortstop Nomar Garciaparra.

Rounding out the 17 first-time candidates are infielders Rich Aurilia, Aaron Boone and Tony Clark, outfielders Jermaine Dye, Darin Erstad, Cliff Floyd and Brian Giles, and pitchers Troy Percival, Tom Gordon, Eddie Guardado and Jason Schmidt.

The 17 candidates returning to the BBWAA ballot (with their 2014 election percentages) are: Craig Biggio (74.8%), Mike Piazza (62.2%), Jeff Bagwell (54.3%), Tim Raines (46.1%), Roger Clemens (35.4%), Barry Bonds (34.7%), Lee Smith (29.9%), Curt Schilling (29.2%), Edgar Martinez (25.2%), Alan Trammell (20.8%), Mike Mussina (20.3%), Jeff Kent (15.2%), Fred McGriff (11.7%), Mark McGwire (11.0%), Larry Walker (10.2%), Don Mattingly (8.2%) and Sammy Sosa (7.2%).

Mattingly is eligible for the ballot for the 15th and final time. If he is not elected in January, he will become eligible for consideration by the Expansion Era Committee beginning in the fall of 2016.

Candidates need 75% of the vote to earn induction into the Hall of Fame. Results will be announced on January 6, 2015.

When including the returners to the ballot, it’s interesting to note that only once in the history of voting have as many as five candidates earned the 75% in the same voting year. That was in 1936, the first year of voting, when Ty Cobb, Walter Johnson, Christy Mathewson, Babe Ruth and Honus Wagner became the First Five.

Since then, the BBWAA has elected four candidates in one year only twice: 1947, when Mickey Cochrane, Frankie Frisch, Lefty Grove and Carl Hubbell were elected; and 1955, when Joe DiMaggio, Gabby Hartnett, Ted Lyons and Dazzy Vance earned election.

The three candidates who at first glance deserve first-ballot Hall of Fame consideration are Johnson, Martinez and Smoltz.

Johnson pitched 22 seasons for Expos, Mariners, Astros, Diamondbacks, Yankees and Giants, posting three 20-win seasons (1997, 2001-02) and winning five Cy Young Awards. The hard-throwing left-hander ended his career with a 303-166 mark with a 3.29 ERA, finishing in top 10 of his league’s Most Valuable Player Award voting twice: 1995 (6th) and 2002 (7th) and was named to 10 All-Star Games, starting four times. Known as a strikeout pitcher, Johnson led his league in strikeouts nine times (1992-95, 1999-2002, 2004) and is second on the all-time strikeout list with 4,875.

Martinez played 18 seasons for Dodgers, Expos, Red Sox, Mets and Phillies, going 219-100 with a 2.93 ERA. He had two 20-win seasons (1999, 2002) and captured three Cy Young Awards (1997, 1999-2000). An eight-time All-Star, the right-hander finished in Top 10 of his league’s Most Valuable Player Award voting twice: 1999 (2nd) and 2000 (5th). He won 1999 American League Pitching Triple Crown after leading the league in wins (23), earned run average (2.07) and strikeouts (313).

Smoltz, who could be the first Hall of Fame member to have the famed “Tommy John” surgery, made a name for himself as a starter and closer, pitching 21 seasons for Braves, Red Sox and Cardinals. Smoltz had a career record of 213-155 with a 3.33 ERA with 154 saves. He won 1996 National League Cy Young Award and was named to eight All-Star Games (1989, 1992-93, 1996, 2002-03, 2005, 2007). As a reliever, the right-hander topped the 40-save mark three times (2002-04), the only three full seasons he served as his team’s closer. His 3,084 strikeouts rank 16th all-time. Smoltz appeared in 25 postseason series over 14 seasons with Braves and Cardinals, posting 15-4 record in 41 appearances (27 starts) with 2.67 earned run average and four saves, striking out 199 batters in 209 innings.

If the BBWAA elects at least two candidates in January, it will mark the first time since 2004-05 that the writers have elected multiple candidates in back- to-back years. Dennis Eckersley and Paul Molitor were elected in 2004, followed by Wade Boggs and Ryne Sandberg in 2005. The last time three-or-more BBWAA candidates were elected in successive years was 1954-55, when the DiMaggio-Hartnett-Lyons-Vance group followed the 1954 class of Bill Dickey, Rabbit Maranville and Bill Terry.

The Class of 2015, and any candidates elected by the Golden Era Committee on December 8, will be inducted on July 26 in Cooperstown.



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►   NHL Game Results

(Monday, November 24)


Final Score: Pittsburgh 3, Boston 2 (OT)

Evgeni Malkin scored 32 seconds into overtime to lift the Pittsburgh Penguins to a 3-2 win over the Boston Bruins on Monday. Malkin skated to the top of the right circle and one-timed a feed from Sidney Crosby through the pads of Tuukka Rask for his second goal of the game. Crosby had the other Pittsburgh goal and finished with two assists, while Marc- Andre Fleury earned his 300th career win with a 27-save performance. Milan Lucic and Joe Morrow scored 28 seconds apart in the second period for Boston. Rask stopped 30 shots in defeat.


Final Score: NY Islanders 1, Philadelphia 0 (SO)

Frans Nielsen’s shootout goal led the New York Islanders to a 1-0 win over the Philadelphia Flyers in a goaltenders duel on Monday. Philly’s Steve Mason made a season-high 46 saves through regulation and overtime, while Jaroslav Halak stopped 21 shots. Nielsen put the first puck past either goaltender with New York’s second chance, as he buried a wrister past Mason. Claude Giroux then beat Halak back to the forehand and his low shot appeared to have an open path to the net, but Halak slammed the glove arm down and kept it out. Jonathan Tavares then sealed the victory as he went back and forth before lifting a backhand into the right corner of the net. Both goaltenders were given a shutout in the game, as Mason notched his first of the year and 24th of his career, while Halak nabbed his third of the season and 33rd of his career.


Final Score: Detroit 4, Ottawa 3

Stephen Weiss scored a pair of goals as the Detroit Red Wings held on for a 4-3 win over the Ottawa Senators on Monday. Gustav Nyquist and Riley Sheahan each had a goal for the Red Wings, who have won three of their last four. Jimmy Howard stopped 23 shots in the win. Kyle Turris and Erik Karlsson each posted a goal and an assist while Mike Hoffman scored late for the Senators, who have lost three of four. Craig Anderson allowed all four goals on 43 shots in the loss.


Final Score: Minnesota 4, Florida 1

Jason Zucker’s seventh and eighth goals of the season powered the Minnesota Wild to a 4-1 victory over the Florida Panthers on Monday. Nino Niederreiter and Zach Parise also scored and Mikko Koivu supplied two assists for Minnesota, which bounced back from Saturday’s 2-1 loss to Tampa Bay and has won five of its last six games. Niklas Backstrom turned aside 29 shots in his first start since Nov. 16. Shawn Thornton netted Florida’s lone goal and Roberto Luongo made 34 stops in defeat.



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►   Arrivabene replaces Mattiacci as Ferrari’s team principal

Ferrari announced on Monday that Maurizio Arrivabene is replacing Marco Mattiacci as team principal of its Formula One team.

Arrivabene comes to Ferrari from Philip Morris, which he joined in 1997 after a 20-year career in marketing and promotions in Italy and abroad. He was appointed Vice President of Marlboro Global Communication and Promotions for Philip Morris International in 2007 and then promoted to Vice President of Consumer Channel Strategy and Event Marketing in 2011. Arrivabene has been closely involved in the company’s partnership with Ferrari. He has also represented all Formula One sponsors on the F1 Commission since 2010.

In addition to his team principal role, Arrivabene will serve as Managing Director of Gestione Sportiva (Scuderia Ferrari), the racing team division of the Ferrari automobile company.

“We decided to appoint Maurizio Arrivabene because, at this historic moment in time for the Scuderia and for Formula 1, we need a person with a thorough understanding not just of Ferrari but also of the governance mechanisms and requirements of the sport,“ Ferrari Chairman Sergio Marchionne said in a statement. “Maurizio has a unique wealth of knowledge.

“He has been extremely close to the Scuderia for years and, as a member of the F1 Commission, is also keenly aware of the challenges we are facing. He has been a constant source of innovative ideas focused on revitalization of Formula One. His managerial experience on a highly complex and closely regulated market is also of great importance, and will help him manage and motivate the team. I am delighted to have been able to secure his leadership for our racing activities.

There have been many changes at Ferrari this year. In April, Stefano Domenicali stepped down as team principal, with Mattiacci replacing him. Then in September, Luca di Montezemolo resigned as Ferrari chairman, as Marchionne took over that position.

Last week, Ferrari revealed that four-time and outgoing F1 world champion Sebastian Vettel will join the Italian team for the 2015 season, replacing Fernando Alonso, who had been with the organization since the start of the 2010 season. Kimi Raikkonen will remain with Ferrari next season.

Mattiacci had previously served as President and CEO of Ferrari North America.

“We would also like to thank Marco Mattiacci for his service to Ferrari in the last 15 years, and we wish him well in his future endeavors, Marchionne added in his statement.

Ferrari ended the 2014 F1 season fourth in the constructors’ championship and failed to win a race this year. It was the first time the team was winless in a season since 1993. Ferrari’s last grand prix victory occurred in May 2013, with Alonso winning the Spanish Grand Prix.

Alonso concluded his last season with Ferrari sixth in the drivers’ championship standings, and Raikkonen, in his first season back with the team, placed 12th.

Mercedes captured this year’s F1 constructors’ title, and Lewis Hamilton won Sunday’s season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix to claim his second world championship. Hamilton finished 67 points ahead of his Mercedes teammate, Nico Rosberg.

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References
ABC - American Broadcasting Company
CBS - Columbia Broadcast System
FOX - Fox Entertainment Group
NBC - National Broadcasting Company
JIP - Joined in Progress
DSS - DIRECTV
TSN - Sports Network (Canada)
SNET/SN - Rogers SportsNet (Canada)
RDS - Reseau des sports
MSG - Madison Square Garden Network
TNT - Turner Network Television
TBS - Turner Broadcasting System
SNY - SportsNet New York
CBSSN - CBS - College Sports Network
CSN - Comcast SportsNet
TCN - The Comcast Network
NBCSN - NBC Sports Network
NESN - New England Sports Network
MASN - Mid-Atlantic Sports Network
ROOT - Root Sports (Pittsburgh, Northwest, Rocky Mountain)
CST - Cox Sports Television
FCS - FOX College Sports
FS - FOX Sports Regional
RSN - Regional Sports Networks
CPTV - Connecticut Public Broadcasting
TVG - Horse Racing Channel
FS1 - FOX Sports 1
TWC - Time Warner Cable Sports Channel
* - If Necessary


TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2014


National Basketball Association
Atlanta at Washington, 7:00 PM - SportSouth, CSN-DC, DSS
Golden State at Miami, 7:30 PM - CSN-Bay, SunSports, DSS
Detroit at Milwaukee, 8:00 PM - FS-Detroit, Wisconsin, DSS
Sacramento at New Orleans, 8:00 PM - CSN-California, FS-New Orleans, DSS
Chicago at Denver, 9:00 PM - CSN-Chicago, Altitude, DSS


National Hockey League
Winnipeg at Columbus, 7:00 PM - TSN3, FS-Ohio, DSS
Ottawa at St. Louis, 8:00 PM - RDS, TSN5, FS-Midwest, DSS
Los Angeles at Nashville, 8:00 PM - FS-West, Tennessee, DSS
Edmonton at Dallas, 8:30 PM - SNET-West, FS-Southwest, DSS
Colorado at Arizona, 9:00 PM - TVA, Altitude2, FS-Arizona, DSS
New Jersey at Vancouver, 10:00 PM - MSG+, SNET-Pacific, DSS
Calgary at Anaheim, 10:00 PM - SNET-West, Flames, FS-Prime Ticket, DSS


College Basketball
Maui Invitational, 2:00 PM - ESPN 2
Maui Invitational, 4:30 PM - ESPN 2
NC Central at Cincinnati, 7:00 PM - FS-Ohio, ESPN3.com
Citadel at Florida State, 7:00 PM - ESPN3.com
Texas-Arlington at Kentucky, 7:00 PM - SEC Network
Saint Peters at Rutgers, 7:00 PM - Big Ten Network
Hofstra at South Florida, 7:00 PM - ESPN3.com
Loyola-Maryland at Syracuse, 7:00 PM - RSN
Penn at Temple, 7:00 PM - ESPN3.com
Tennessee State at Virginia, 7:00 PM - ESPN3.com
Northern Iowa vs. Virginia Tech, 7:00 PM - CBSSN
Maui Invitational, 7:30 PM - ESPN
Arkansas at SMU, 7:30 PM - ESPNews
Legends Classic, 7:30 PM - ESPN U
Eastern Ill at Creighton, 8:00 PM - FS1
St Xavier at Ill-Chicago, 8:00 PM - ESPN3.com
Nebraska Omaha at Nebraska, 8:00 PM - ESPN3.com
NC A&T at Saint Louis, 8:00 PM - FS-Midwest+
St. Francis-PA at Texas, 8:00 PM - Longhorn Network
Northwestern State at Texas Tech, 8:00 PM - FS-Sothwest+, FCS-Pacific
Southern at Tulane, 8:00 PM - ESPN3.com
Loyola-Chicago at Texas-San Antonio, 8:00 PM - American Sports Net, MASN
Norfolk State at Vanderbilt, 8:00 PM - SEC Network+
Miami-Florida at Charlotte, 9:00 PM - FSN, MASN2
Air Force at Colorado, 9:00 PM - Pac-12 Network
Northwestern vs. Miami-Ohio, 9:30 PM - CBSSN
CBE Hall of Fame Classic, 9:30 PM - ESPN U
Maui Invitational, 10:00 PM - ESPN
Legends Classic, 10:00 PM - ESPN 2
Delaware at Stanford, 11:00 PM - Pac-12 Network
Cal State Fullerton at USC, 11:00 PM - Pac-12 Network


Women’s College Basketball
SE Missouri State at Ole Miss, 4:00 PM - SEC Network+
Charleston Southern at Florida, 7:00 PM - SEC Network+
Western Kentucky at Louisville, 7:00 PM - ESPN3.com
Georgia Southern at Georgia, 7:00 PM - SEC Network+
Northern Iowa at Iowa, 8:00 PM - Mediacom, Big Ten Network+
ULM at Miss State, 8:00 PM - SEC Network+


College Football
Ohio U at Miami-Ohio, 7:00 PM - ESPN 2


International Soccer
Manchester City vs. Bayern Munich, 2:30 PM - FS1

Proof at GCHS That Venison Is An Excellent Low-Fat Alternative to Beef

As West Virginia’s hunters take to the field, they gain more than just an enjoyable day with family and friends.

Many will successfully harvest a deer and fill their freezers with an ample amount of “heart-healthy” venison (deer meat).

Venison is an excellent alternative to beef for those concerned with healthier choices in their diet.

Students at Gilmer County High School in the Ag and FFA program headed by Mr. Cox-Teacher and Cooking program headed by Mrs. Ramezan-Teacher along with Gilmer County Extension Office (Lisa Smarr from Gilmer and Jamie Mullins from Calhoun), and Lisa’s Dad got together to work the deer and cook it.

Students from 7-12 participated in this event.

High school students were in charge of cutting up the meat, and 7th graders cooked venison meatballs, venison breakfast burritos, bacon wrapped venison filet Mignonne, and venison stir-fry.

Venison is a healthy source of protein for many families.

Venison has fewer calories and less fat than an equivalent serving of beef.

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With all these fact the state’s liberal deer seasons should provide ample opportunities for hunters to harvest a deer.

After the harvest, hunters can ensure their selected venison cuts will be the best quality and flavor if they take a few simple steps in caring for their game.

Meat should not be exposed to excessive dirt or moisture and should be cooled as quickly as possible to avoid spoilage.

 

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Healthier than beef, yes, as tasty and tender, NO, not even close!

By Beefeater  on  11.24.2014

That was some very good, practical advice and experience for our young citizens!
High five to the teachers that made it happen!!

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95th Annual West Virginia Farm Bureau Annual Meeting

Members pictured attended the 95th annual West Virginia Farm Bureau annual meeting, held at the Days Inn in Flatwoods, November 07, 08 and 09, 2014.

The most important activity conducted at the annual meeting is the review of current policies and the addition of new policies by voting delegates.

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Back row: Chester Sholes, Pat Nestor, Ed Duelley
Front: Jane Collins, Ann Nestor, Keith Cole


The policies adopted by WVFB delegates originate at the grassroots level and define the organization’s position on a variety of concerns including taxes, highways and public issues. 

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Pioneers Defeat Shepherd 103-93 in MEC Opener

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Donte Morales scored a career high 37 points and pulled down five rebounds as the Glenville State Pioneers came from behind to defeat the Shepherd Rams in their MEC Conference opener by 10 points, 103-93.

Shepherd would get off to a great start and continue their good play all the way to halftime as the Rams held a, 42-32, lead at the half.

In the second half it would be all Glenville State and Donte Morales as the Pioneers would out score Shepherd by 20 points, 71-51, in the second half as GSC would come from behind to claim a 103-93 victory.

Both teams shot the ball extremely well as the Pioneers finished the game shooting 58 percent for the floor and Shepherd finished the game with a shooting percentage of 47%.

The Pioneers defense caused the Rams to turn the ball over 18 times while Glenville State only turned it over 14 times.

Donte Morales led the Pioneers with 37 points, 35 points coming in the second half of action.

Also for the Pioneers Reggie Williams, who missed the last game due to an injury, scored 26 points and dished out a team high six assists. Brett Morris also scored in double figures as he scored 15 points on the night. Morris also grabbed a team high seven rebounds.

Shepherd was led by Morgan McDonald as he scored a team high 31 points and pulled down nine rebounds.

The Pioneers are 3-1 (1-0) on the season and return to action this coming Monday, November 24, 2014 when they travel to rival Fairmont State. Game-time is set for 7:30 PM.


Official Basketball Box Score
Shepherd vs Glenville State
11.22.14 4:00 PM at Waco Center

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VISITORS: Shepherd 3-1 (0-1)

                          TOT-FG  3-PT         REBOUNDS
## Player Name            FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA OF DE TOT PF  TP  A TO BLK S MIN
03 Garett Burkhead….. *  0-2    0-2    0-0    0  0  0   2   0  2  2  0  2  11
04 Naim Muhammad….... *  3-8    0-0    2-4    2  1  3   3   8  4  3  0  1  25
15 Ryan McTavish….... *  8-14   1-3    1-1    3  2  5   3  18  2  5  0  0  32
23 Austin Cunningham… *  3-11   2-6    2-2    1  3  4   3  10  7  3  0  2  34
44 Morgan McDonald….. * 10-15   3-6    8-10   3  6  9   3  31  1  2  0  2  36
02 Steffen Davis…....    4-8    4-8    0-0    1  0  1   3  12  1  1  0  0  19
11 Skyler Roman….....    1-5    1-2    2-2    0  3  3   0   5  0  1  0  0  16
25 AJ Carr…..........    0-1    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   0   0  0  0  0  0   2
32 Mike Reed…........    0-1    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   3   0  1  0  0  0   6
33 Gavin McTavish…...    4-4    1-1    0-0    2  3  5   2   9  0  1  0  0  19
   TEAM….............                         5  2  7
   Totals…...........   33-69  12-28  15-19  17 20 37  22  93 18 18  0  7 200


TOTAL FG% 1st Half: 14-33 42.4%   2nd Half: 19-36 52.8%   Game: 47.8%  DEADB
3-Pt. FG% 1st Half:  5-14 35.7%   2nd Half:  7-14 50.0%   Game: 42.9%   REBS
F Throw % 1st Half:  9-10 90.0%   2nd Half:  6-9  66.7%   Game: 78.9%    2

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HOME TEAM: Glenville State 3-1 (1-0)

                          TOT-FG  3-PT         REBOUNDS
## Player Name            FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA OF DE TOT PF  TP  A TO BLK S MIN
01 Sedric Nady…...... *  3-5    3-3    0-0    1  1  2   1   9  2  2  0  1  24
03 Donte Morales….... * 11-13   6-7    9-13   2  3  5   3  37  3  5  1  1  38
05 Kade Kager…....... *  3-8    1-5    0-0    0  1  1   3   7  2  1  1  0  24
12 Luke Campbell….... *  3-5    3-5    0-0    0  2  2   2   9  0  0  0  0  21
23 Brett Morris…..... *  6-11   2-4    1-2    0  7  7   3  15  6  0  2  3  35
00 Brien Winston…....    0-1    0-1    0-0    2  2  4   1   0  3  1  0  2  22
11 Reggie Williams…..    7-12   1-3   11-15   0  1  1   3  26  6  5  0  3  28
32 Juwan Wells…......    0-1    0-0    0-0    1  2  3   0   0  0  0  1  0   8
   TEAM….............                         2  2  4
   Totals…...........   33-56  16-28  21-30   8 21 29  16 103 22 14  5 10 200


TOTAL FG% 1st Half: 10-27 37.0%   2nd Half: 23-29 79.3%   Game: 58.9%  DEADB
3-Pt. FG% 1st Half:  4-12 33.3%   2nd Half: 12-16 75.0%   Game: 57.1%   REBS
F Throw % 1st Half:  8-13 61.5%   2nd Half: 13-17 76.5%   Game: 70.0%    4

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Technical fouls: Shepherd-None. Glenville State-TEAM.

Attendance: 387

Score by Periods                1st  2nd   Total
Shepherd…...................   42   51  -   93
Glenville State…............   32   71  -  103

Tree Lighting Ceremony at GSC is Monday, December 01, 2014

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Glenville State College President Dr. Peter Barr and his wife Betsy invite GSC faculty, staff, students, and local residents to kick off the holiday season with the 9th annual GSC Tree Lighting Ceremony to take place on Monday, December 01, 2014 at 4:30 PM in the Luanna T. Smith Amphitheatre.

Festivities will continue at 5:00 PM on the third floor of the Mollohan Campus Community Center with Santa and Mrs. Claus who will pose for pictures with the kids.

Light refreshments also will be served.

“My wife Betsy started this tradition when we came to Glenville in 2006. It has been exciting to see more and more kids each year at the tree lighting. We love to see the kids in the community grow up and lose their fear of telling Santa Claus their biggest wishes,” said Dr. Barr.

This event is free and open to the public.

For more information, contact the GSC President’s Office at 304.462.4110.

Lady Pioneers Fall in MEC Home Opener

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The Glenville State Lady Pioneers dropped their MEC Conference opener to the Shepherd University Rams on Saturday afternoon at the WACO Center, 109-98.

The Lady Pioneers would see the Shepherd Rams build an eight point lead, 29-21, at the 11:42 minute mark of the first half, however Glenville State would battle back and cut Shepherd’s lead to just two points as we headed to intermission, 59-57.

In the second half of action the Rams would again start fast as they jumped out to a 10 points lead with 17:11 left to play, 69-59.

The Lady Pioneers would try and battle back but the Rams would keep up their excellent play and would eventually build a 19 point lead, 80-61, with 13:37 left in the game. Shepherd would prove to be too much for the Lady Pioneers as the Rams walked away with a, 109-89 victory.

Glenville State turned the ball over 15 times in the game and Shepherd would convert those turnovers into 22 points.

Leading the way for the Lady Pioneers was Keyanna Tate as she scored a team high 23 points and grabbed nine rebounds. Paige Tuttle also had an excellent game as she scored 14 points and dished out two assists.

GSC also saw Katrina Salins and Tayana Stewart both score 11 points each while La’Shaughn Jones scored six points and grabbed 10 rebounds.

Shepherd was led by Morgan Arden as she scored a game high 30 points.

The Lady Pioneers fall to 0-2 (0-1) on the season, they return to action Monday, November 24, 2014 when they travel to Fairmont State. Tip-off is set for 5:30 PM.


Official Basketball Box Score
Shepherd vs Glenville State
11.22.14 2:00 PM at Waco Center
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VISITORS: Shepherd 3-0 (1-0)

                          TOT-FG  3-PT         REBOUNDS
## Player Name            FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA OF DE TOT PF  TP  A TO BLK S MIN
10 Cara Mason…....... *  4-12   0-0    0-1    2  2  4   1   8  8  5  0  5  36
11 Briana Vaden…..... *  4-8    0-0    6-6    2  6  8   4  14  2  3  0  2  19
14 Rachel Johnson…... * 10-14   1-1    2-4    1  7  8   4  23  0  3  0  2  37
20 Liz Myers…........ *  5-11   0-0    3-4    4  7 11   3  13  3  2  1  1  30
35 Alex Weakland….... *  3-5    0-0    1-2    1  6  7   4   7  0  1  0  1  21
03 Morgan Arden….....    9-16   0-0   12-15   1  3  4   3  30  4  3  0  1  29
21 Hailey Brown….....    1-3    0-0    0-0    1  1  2   4   2  0  0  0  0   8
24 Kristina Prange…..    6-8    0-0    0-0    1  2  3   2  12  0  0  0  1  19
32 Jazmyne Howard…...    0-0    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   1   0  0  0  0  0   1
   TEAM….............                         3  1  4
   Totals…...........   42-77   1-1   24-32  16 35 51  26 109 17 17  1 13 200

TOTAL FG% 1st Half: 24-40 60.0%   2nd Half: 18-37 48.6%   Game: 54.5%  DEADB
3-Pt. FG% 1st Half:  1-1  100 %   2nd Half:  0-0   0.0%   Game: 100 %   REBS
F Throw % 1st Half: 10-13 76.9%   2nd Half: 14-19 73.7%   Game: 75.0%    3

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HOME TEAM: Glenville State 0-2 (0-1)

                          TOT-FG  3-PT         REBOUNDS
## Player Name            FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA OF DE TOT PF  TP  A TO BLK S MIN
01 Katrina Salins…... *  3-9    1-6    4-4    2  0  2   0  11  2  1  0  0  17
02 Paige Tuttle…..... *  4-12   0-2    6-8    3  2  5   2  14  2  4  0  1  26
04 Keyanna Tate…..... * 10-23   0-1    3-4    6  3  9   3  23  0  1  0  2  20
10 Skyy Lewis…....... *  1-4    0-1    1-2    4  3  7   1   3  0  3  0  1  12
32 Brittany Jackson…. *  2-6    1-2    2-6    0  2  2   5   7  1  1  0  1  10
03 Tayana Stewart…...    3-7    2-4    3-4    3  1  4   2  11  0  0  0  0  15
12 Kayla Tibbs…......    2-9    1-5    2-2    1  0  1   2   7  0  0  0  0  20
20 Briauna Nix…......    2-6    0-0    4-4    4  1  5   3   8  0  0  1  2  18
21 Kristin DesRocher…    1-6    1-5    0-1    0  0  0   2   3  1  0  0  0  16
24 Madison Martin…...    2-6    1-5    0-0    1  1  2   2   5  0  4  0  1  22
34 La’Shaughn Jones….    2-4    0-0    2-5    4  6 10   2   6  1  0  1  2  22
35 Julie Bishop….....    0-0    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   1   0  0  1  0  0   2
   TEAM….............                         6  5 11
   Totals…...........   32-92   7-31  27-40  34 24 58  25  98  7 15  2 10 200


TOTAL FG% 1st Half: 18-50 36.0%   2nd Half: 14-42 33.3%   Game: 34.8%  DEADB
3-Pt. FG% 1st Half:  4-18 22.2%   2nd Half:  3-13 23.1%   Game: 22.6%   REBS
F Throw % 1st Half: 17-28 60.7%   2nd Half: 10-12 83.3%   Game: 67.5%    4
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Technical fouls: Shepherd-None. Glenville State-None.

Attendance: 416

Score by Periods                1st  2nd   Total
Shepherd…...................   59   50  -  109
Glenville State…............   57   41  -   98

Glenville: Black Friday/Saturday Bazaar - 11.28.14 & 11.29.14

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Gilmer County Farmer’s Market Christmas Market - 12.06.14

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Minnie Hamilton Health System Glenville Office Thanksgiving

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The Minnie Hamilton Health System Glenville Office will be
closed on Thursday, November 27, 2014 for Thanksgiving

The staff at MHHS would like to sincerely wish everyone
a blessed and happy Thanksgiving

Gilmer County Recreation Center: Pancake Breakfast - 11.23.14 - Today

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All you can eat pancake breakfast

at

The Gilmer County Recreation Facility

To benefit the roofing and bathroom projects

When: November 23, 2014 (Sunday)

Price: $7.50 Adults

$5.00 Children under 10 years

Time: 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM


Menu:

Buckwheat or regular pancakes Scrambled eggs

Bacon

Sausage links

Biscuits and sausage gravy

Fried potatoes

Homemade Biscuit

Fruit

Beverages: Coffee, water, Orange Juice or milk


Location: From the stoplight, take WV Highway 5 West towards Grantsville for
.1 miles and turn right on Sycamore Run Road for .5 miles.
Make a left at the Golf Course intersection and proceed up the hill to
the Recreation Center

If you get lost, follow the crowd

Support a good cause and enjoy the food and the visit with your
friends and neighbors!!!!

Police Storm Calhoun County House Take Murder Suspect into Custody

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A Gilmer County man wanted for an October Braxton County murder was taken into custody by a team of U.S. Marshals and West Virginia State Police Troopers early Saturday morning at a secluded house near the community of Orma in Calhoun County.

Investigators believe Jeremy Wolfe, age 29, of Glenville,WV had been hiding out in the residence since the death of Crystal Dean.

Supervisory Deputy U.S. Marshal Terry Moore says they staked out the location for nearly two days before deciding to go in Saturday morning.

He said the West Virginia State Police Special Response Team led the way.

“We weren’t 100% sure the subject would be armed when we attempted to arrest him. The location of the residence in a wooded area made it hard to tactically approach it without a special response team,” Moore said.

Wolfe resisted arrest.

He had to be taken to a hospital.

He was released and taken to the South Central Regional Jail where he is being held without bail on a charge of first-degree murder.

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It is alleged Wolfe killed Dean, age 36, of Orlando, WV, after the two were seen leaving Bones Bar in Burnsville, WV at 1:30 AM on October 13, 2014.

Dean’s body was later discovered in a wooded area near Oil Creek not far from her home.

Moore said the investigative team began the stakeout Thursday.

“We had people on the ground for over 24 hours and had been in the area for a day prior as well,” Moore said.

There were about 20 law enforcement personnel on the scene Saturday including those with the U.S. Marshal Service, state police, Calhoun County Sheriff’s Department and the state DNR.

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Oh my Lord!  I pray blessings on this lady and her family.  I know their pain.  Fortunately, her murderer was found and prosecuted. Thanks to every and all that investigated her murder and made the man responsible.

By Note taker  on  11.22.2014

Can we please be clear?  Which Jeremy Wolfe IS this? Any relation to Carole Wolfe or not?

Several murder investigations currently open in Gilmer County that need the guilty to look like this.  Just sayin’.

By Yay.  on  11.22.2014

NO, THIS PERSON IS NOT A RELATIVE OF CAROL WOLFE, THE MAGISTRATE. CAROL’S SON LIVES IS RIPLEY.

THIS PERSON IS THE STEP-SON OF GARY WOLFE, THE ASSESSOR.

BESIDE HAVING THE SAME LAST NAMES THESE WOLFES, THE MAGISTRATE AND ASSESSOR ARE NOT RELATED.

By ZKT  on  11.22.2014

All around a very sad story.  No winners here.
Prayers to both families.

By reader [10]  on  11.22.2014

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