GilmerFreePress.net

Linn

Linn

Donald Lee Peggs Sr.

The Gilmer Free Press

Donald Lee Peggs Sr.

Age 75 of 6583 WV Hwy 5 East, (Sand Fork Community) departed this life at 4:10 PM Monday, May 26, 2014 at his residence surrounded by his loving family.

Born April 08, 1939 in Braxton County, West Virginia, son of the late Cecil T. and Octoba Curtis Peggs.

Donald retired from Appalachian Pipe in 1991. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, raising cactus and spending time outdoors. Donald was a good father to all 7 of his children and he especially loved to spend time spoiling his grandchildren.

On May 15, 1976 he was united in marriage to Sally Sue Lattea Peggs, who survives at their WV Hwy 5 home.

Surviving are 7 children, Belinda Sue Minney, Connie Marie Peggs Thompson, Delores Ann Peggs Glenn, Donald Lee Peggs Jr., Donna Joyce Webb, Melissa Ann Morris, and Samual Curtis Peggs, and 1 haft sister, Charlatt Rogers.

17 grandchildren, Aaron Lee Glenn, Adam James Minney, Alicia Dawn Webb Davis, Christopher Lee Jarvis, Kiara Leann Peggs, Ethan Elias Peggs, Hannah Nicole Minney, Isaac Jacob Peggs, Joseph Michale Heater II, Justin Phillip Peggs, Logan Isaac Morris, Mason Lee Morris, Matthew Carl Glenn,  Nathan Eugene Thompson, Nicholas Eric Thompson, Patrick Lee Webb, Thomas Edwin Thompson and Jacob Daniel Morris who will arrive later in the summer.

He is also survived by 14 great-grandchildren.

Along with his parents Donald was preceded in death by 1 infant son, Comen Peggs, 2 sisters, Lucile Moore and Doris Queen,  5 brothers, Orville, Roy, Robert, Burl, and Francis “Frank” Peggs, and 4 grandchildren, Eric Allan Glenn, Infant Morris, Lisa Ann Webb, and Victoria Ann Heater

Donald’s request for cremation has been honored and a Celebration of Life will be set at a later date.

Expressions of sympathy can be sent directly to the Donald Peggs family at 6583 WV Hwy 5 East, Linn, WV 26384.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to Hospice of Burnsville, P.O. Box 323, Burnsville WV 26335.

Ellyson Mortuary Inc. is assisting the family of Donald Lee Peggs with arrangements.

CommunityAlert™: STATE SNOOKERED THE COUNTY AGAIN…..

The Gilmer Free Press

STATE SNOOKERED THE COUNTY AGAIN
BY HIDING SCHOOL BUDGET INFORMATION FROM THE PUBLIC

According to reports from the School Board meeting on May 19, 2014 the State stonewalled by attempting to impose strict secrecy for the part of our school budget it controls next year.

Another cause for alarm was that a typical last minute stunt was pulled by the State to try to ramrod the budget though at the last minute by limiting time the Board and the public had to review it and to make comments before its submission to Charleston.

The State’s conduct is outrageous.  It seized our school system, our money, and now it wants to keep how much of the budget it controls secret from the people. All the School Board bulked to refuse to approve the budget as the State wanted.

A request was made for the State to be open with the part of the budget it controls for next year compared to the part the School Board controls.

This example of courage occurred to promote total transparency for what the State does. It is unknown what the State will do about the impasse.

Another disturbing piece of information learned is belief that $1,000,000 will be borrowed toward the total cost of the Cedar Creek School for the County (assumed) to have to pay back without any approval by the people.

A member of the audience reported that because of poor planning by the State there is a new surprise.

Another 3.5 acres of land at the site will be purchased for an undisclosed price. When will it end?

Dr. Phares promised us that all details for the purchase agreement for the land would be forthcoming.  That did not happen when Mr. Blankenship broke in to say that the information would be released at the proper time.

We learned too that because of a planning foul up, unless plans change the Cedar Creek School will be all electric.

This blunder will cost the County untold sums of money in the future when our population is dwindling with loss of children from our school system.  This is critically important.

To begin with, it was learned from reliable outside sources that it is estimated that 100 students will be ripped away from Gilmer County to attend the Linn School in Lewis County.

Because Gilmer County is funded with use of a State formula based on student numbers, and about $4,700 is paid to us for each student, this amounts to a $470,000 annual loss for the 100 students.

The total money loss from the State could worsen even more over time if student numbers continue to decline from normal losses.  Loss this past school year approximated 40 students.

Consider this for another shocker. When the Linn School opens the County will be paid for the 100 lost children the first year, the next year that will be cut to 50% for a loss of $235,000 and the third year another reduction will occur to reduce the original amount to 25% to be $117,000 representing a net loss of $335,000 per year! It is assured by the State that if Gilmer’s lost students return to the GCHS for the seventh grade and beyond, the State formula will kick in to compensate the County.

Remember when there was intense pressure for good citizens to pass the recent excess school levy and we were warned that if it failed immediate needs of students would go unmet?

Remember the threats and scare tactics to Gilmer citizens if the levy did not pass?

Guess what?

Now we understand that some of the levy money will be used to build the Cedar Creek School!

The Gilmer Free Press

Gilmer County Clerk: Notice to Creditors and Beneficiaries - 05.15.14

image

 

CLERK OF THE COUNTY COMMISSION OF GILMER COUNTY, WEST VIRGINIA
NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND BENEFICIARIES

The administration of the estates(s) of the following deceased is pending before the Clerk of the County Commission of Gilmer County, 10 Howard Street, Glenville WV 26351.

The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative’s attorney are set forth below.

Notice is hereby given that the estate(s) of the following has been opened for probate.  Any interested person objecting to the validity of the will, the qualifications of the personal representative or the venue or jurisdiction of the court, shall file notice of an objection with the County Commission within ninety days after the date of the first publication or within 30 days of service of notice, whichever is later.  If an objection is not timely filed, the objection is forever barred.

All persons having claims against the estate(s) of the said following deceased, whether due or not, are notified to exhibit their claims, with the voucher thereof, legally verified, to the undersigned, at the County Clerk’s Office on or before August 13, 2014  otherwise they may by law be excluded from all benefit of said estate(s).  All beneficiaries of said estate(s) may appear on or before said day to examine said claims and otherwise protect their interests.

Claims against the estate must be filed in accordance with West Virginia Code 44-1-14a.

 

DECENDENT NAME PER.REP/NAME REPER.REP/ADDRESS ATTORNEYNAME
ADDRESS
FID./COMM.NAME
ADDRESS
Catherine Louise Youn Bradfield Timothy B. Butcher P.O. Box 100 None Required None Required
Glenville, WV 26351
Charles Kenneth Black Mary Brown Black 384 Sliding Run Road None Required None Required
Stouts Mills, WV 26430
Bobby Gene Roberts Jeff Roberts 5903 WV Hwy 5 W None Required None Required
Glenville, WV 26351
Gladis Mavis Lowther Freddie Clay Lowther 496 Right Ellis Road None Required None Required
Linn, WV 26384

 


Clerk of Gilmer County Commission
Jean Butcher
10 Howard Street
Glenville, WV 26351

The date of the first publication of this Notice is : May 15, 2014

Little Kanawha Bus Your Public Transportation Service

LITTLE KANAWHA BUS YOUR PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION SERVICE
The Gilmer Free Press

Little Kanawha Bus, your public transportation system that has expanded into Gilmer County is offering a one-time chance to ride free of charge. Little Kanawha bus is for everyone. There are no age limit or income guideline restrictions.

Little Kanawha Bus would like to help the citizens of Gilmer County get acquainted with riding the bus so we are offering free rides to any area that is listed below during the service dates of May 5th, 7th and 9th only.

This means that you can ride free of charge from your home in the Linn, Troy, Coxs Mills and Tanner area into Glenville on Monday, May 5th. From your home in The Stouts Mills, Sand Fork, Cedarville and Normantown area into Glenville Wednesday, May 7th. From your home in any area of Gilmer County to Weston, Friday May 9th.

The only thing you need to do is call 866.354.5522 and get on the schedule to ride with Little Kanawha Bus. This will be a onetime chance to ride with Little Kanawha Bus free of charge.

Little Kanawha Bus may lose the service in Gilmer County if ridership does not increase. If you would like to keep public transportation in Gilmer County, please help us increase ridership.

G-Eye™: 05.05.14

Leading Creek Elementary School

First InterCounty Elementary School in West Virginia

Gilmer County and Lewis County

Linn, WV

This School Replaces Troy Elementary School in Gilmer and Alum Bridge Elementary in Lewis

May 03, 2014 was the day for laying the Cornerstone by Masons.

Cornerstone provided by Masons: Weston #10 and Gilmer County Lodge #118

The Gilmer Free Press


The Gilmer Free Press


The Gilmer Free Press


The Gilmer Free Press


The Gilmer Free Press


The Gilmer Free Press


The Gilmer Free Press


The Gilmer Free Press


The Gilmer Free Press


The Gilmer Free Press


The Gilmer Free Press


The Gilmer Free Press


The Gilmer Free Press


The Gilmer Free Press


The Gilmer Free Press


The Gilmer Free Press


The Gilmer Free Press


The Gilmer Free Press


The Gilmer Free Press


The Gilmer Free Press


The Gilmer Free Press


Submit photos for this daily feature. You may select to have your name listed as well.
Send your photo(s) to “tellus@gilmerfreepress.net”

You are invited to at Leading Creek Elementary on Saturday, 05.03.14

... So the Cornerstone Was Set on This Date
The Gilmer Free Press



The Gilmer Free Press

You are invited to the Laying of

the Cornerstone at Leading Creek Elementary

on Saturday, May 03, 2014 at 12:00 Noon

Linn, West Virginia

2014 Primary Gilmer County Candidate Listing by Office

The Gilmer Free Press

                       
2014 Primary Gilmer County Candidate Listing by Office
Name Party County City.State Mailing Address Filing Date
FOR COUNTY DEMOCRATIC EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE - Female
WILDA PORTER JONES
DemocratGilmerLinn, WV 01.24.2014
HEATHER MINNEY
DemocratGilmerCedarville, WV378 LOWER LEVEL RUN RD
CEDARVILLE WV 26611
01.24.2014
SANDRA MOYERS PETTIT
DemocratGilmerSand Fork, WV5038 DUSK CAMP RUN RD
SAND FORK WV 26430
01.24.2014
ANNA JEAN ROGUCKI
DemocratGilmerGlenville, WV
01.23.2014
FOR COUNTY DEMOCRATIC EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE - Male
CONNER FERGUSON
DemocratGilmerGlenville, WV2929 WV HWY 5W
GLENVILLE WV 26351
01.24.2014
ROBERT L. “BOB” RADABAUGH
Committed to DEMOCRAT
DemocratGilmerLinn, WVPO BOX 143
SAND FORK WV 26430
01.23.2014
FOR COUNTY REPUBLICAN EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE - Male
WILLARD WRIGHT JR
RepublicanGilmerGlenville, WVPO BOX 89
GLENVILLE WV 26351
01.24.2014
County Commission.County Council
BRIAN KENNEDY
Committed to DEMOCRAT
DemocratGilmerNormantown, WV50 ELIZA RUN RD
NORMANTOWN WV 25267
01.23.2014
RETA KIGHT
DemocratGilmerGlenville, WV
01.24.2014
Board Of Education
CARL L. ARMOUR
IndependentGilmerGlenville, WV215 COLLEGE STREET
GLENVILLE WV 26351
01.24.2014
NORMA HURLEY
DemocratGilmerNormantown, WVP O BOX 55
NORMANTOWN WV 25267
01.23.2014
THOMAS “TOM” RATLIFF
DemocratGilmerGlenville, WV95 LEADING CREEK RD
GLENVILLE WV 26351
01.24.2014
Conservation District Supervisor
LARRY “BUD” SPONAUGLE
IndependentGilmerCedarville, WV
01.23.2014

Little Kanawha Bus Your Public Transportation Service

LITTLE KANAWHA BUS YOUR PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION SERVICE
The Gilmer Free Press

Little Kanawha Bus, your public transportation system that has expanded into Gilmer County is offering a one-time chance to ride free of charge. Little Kanawha bus is for everyone. There are no age limit or income guideline restrictions.

Little Kanawha Bus would like to help the citizens of Gilmer County get acquainted with riding the bus so we are offering free rides to any area that is listed below during the service dates of May 5th, 7th and 9th only.

This means that you can ride free of charge from your home in the Linn, Troy, Coxs Mills and Tanner area into Glenville on Monday, May 5th. From your home in The Stouts Mills, Sand Fork, Cedarville and Normantown area into Glenville Wednesday, May 7th. From your home in any area of Gilmer County to Weston, Friday May 9th.

The only thing you need to do is call 866.354.5522 and get on the schedule to ride with Little Kanawha Bus. This will be a onetime chance to ride with Little Kanawha Bus free of charge.

Little Kanawha Bus may lose the service in Gilmer County if ridership does not increase. If you would like to keep public transportation in Gilmer County, please help us increase ridership.

Avarie Daelyn Duelley

The Gilmer Free Press

Amber Shackleford and JD Duelley of Glenville, WV announce the birth of their daughter, Avarie Daelyn Duelley.

She was born Thursday, April 10, 2014 at the Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital of Weston.

The little girl weighed 8-pounds, 5-ounces.

She is the couples first child.

Maternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. West Shackleford of Linn, WV.

Paternal grandparents are Tina Edwards of Buckhannon, WV and Jerry Duelley of Harrisville, WV.

Little Kanawha Bus Your Public Transportation Service

LITTLE KANAWHA BUS YOUR PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION SERVICE
The Gilmer Free Press

Little Kanawha Bus, your public transportation system that has expanded into Gilmer County is offering a one-time chance to ride free of charge. Little Kanawha bus is for everyone. There are no age limit or income guideline restrictions.

Little Kanawha Bus would like to help the citizens of Gilmer County get acquainted with riding the bus so we are offering free rides to any area that is listed below during the service dates of May 5th, 7th and 9th only.

This means that you can ride free of charge from your home in the Linn, Troy, Coxs Mills and Tanner area into Glenville on Monday, May 5th. From your home in The Stouts Mills, Sand Fork, Cedarville and Normantown area into Glenville Wednesday, May 7th. From your home in any area of Gilmer County to Weston, Friday May 9th.

The only thing you need to do is call 866.354.5522 and get on the schedule to ride with Little Kanawha Bus. This will be a onetime chance to ride with Little Kanawha Bus free of charge.

Little Kanawha Bus may lose the service in Gilmer County if ridership does not increase. If you would like to keep public transportation in Gilmer County, please help us increase ridership.

CommunityConcern™: Creeping Landslide Devouring Part of Wyoming Town

There is a landslide behind the site for the Linn school [Leading Creek Elementary] that is still moving.

Maybe it would behoove the state to look at what is happening in Jackson, Wyoming.

That new school could end up in U.S. Hwy 33, if the slide continues!

The Gilmer Free Press
Leading Creek Elementary School Construction Site


What’s happening in this Wyoming resort town might be better described as a land creep than a landslide, but the lack of speed has not hindered the sheer power of the moving earth.

Over the past two weeks, a piece of East Gros Ventre Butte has slowly collapsed toward the west side of Jackson - shearing one hillside home in half, threatening to devour several others and looming ever more ominously over a cluster of businesses below.

No one can say precisely when the mountainside will cease its slow droop into Jackson or finally give way. But it appears increasingly likely that it’s going to take a piece of Jackson with it.

Emergency workers have tried in vain to shore up slow-moving slope, attracting a steady parade of the curious and camera-wielding gawkers.

“We don’t know what Mother Nature wants to do here. She’s shown us quite a bit,“ Jackson Fire Chief Willy Watsabaugh said as he stood at the edge of the slide zone, its rocky slope rising sharply behind him.

The rate of movement slowed Saturday, giving crews a chance to get back in and reassess the damage, Watsabaugh said. The chief said he’s seen many slides in the mountains around Jackson but never one in town.

Town officials first noticed significant hill movement on April 04. They evacuated 42 homes and apartment units on April 09.

Workers and residents had watched helplessly on Thursday and Friday as a sudden acceleration of movement prompted authorities to suspend their efforts to shore up the slope as falling rocks created a hazard.

Work resumed over the weekend with a new focus: repairing some of the damage the slide already has caused, including a break in a sewer line on Friday. On Saturday evening, officials postponed the sewer line work until Monday because of access issues.

Bart Moudy, a construction manager from Etna, a town south of Jackson, said he has been keeping a close eye on the slide as the small cracks initially seen at the top of the slope widened.

“It’s a little reminder of where we live - in a dynamic region,“ he said. “It’s amazing. We were looking at on Friday, and it’s moved a bunch since then.“

Authorities are looking into whether recent construction at the foot of East Gros Ventre Butte made the slope unstable. They say there could be a variety of other causes, including prior construction at the site, warmer weather and a wet winter that put more water into the ground, where it acts as a lubricant for unstable rocks and soil.

By Saturday morning, the shifting earth had caused bulges in a road and a parking lot at the foot of the hill that were as big as 10 feet. The groundswell pushed a small town water pump building 15 feet toward West Broadway, the town’s main drag.

Because of its more stable geology, the slope is unlikely to suddenly collapse like the March 22 landslide in Oso, Wash., that killed 39 people, experts said. More likely, large blocks of earth would tumble down piece by piece.

The ground had been moving initially at a rate of an inch a day. That’s is expected to speed up as time goes on, said George Machan, a landslide specialist consulting for the town.

Rockslides are common in the surrounding Rocky Mountains in the spring, when melting snow and warmer weather unleash the region’s dynamic geology. In the early 1920s, a massive slide caused by heavy rains north of Jackson formed a natural dam across a small river. The dam gave way two years later, unleashing a flood that killed six people.

But other factors appear to be in play on East Gros Ventre Butte, a small mountain that looms over the west side of town, its base dotted with homes and businesses.

The area of the landslide has been graded for roads and businesses in recent years, including a new Walgreens. That could have weakened the hillside and set the stage for its collapse.

Landslides in scenic, mountainous areas like Jackson are a lot like the wildfires that occur in the same areas. Both hazards are natural events that present more of a problem when people move in and build subdivisions or shopping areas.

“When you add it up, it’s actually a major geological hazard,“ said David Montgomery, a geology professor at the University of Washington in Seattle. “As more people move into more mountainous environments, the opportunities for interactions between human infrastructure and people, and landslides, increase.“

Linn Lone Star 4H: Tickets for Chance on Easter Basket Dinner - 2014

The Gilmer Free Press
Please Contact Any Linn Lonestar 4-H Member or Call 304.462.4171 for Tickets

Linn Lone Star 4H: Tickets for Chance on Easter Basket Dinner - 2014

The Gilmer Free Press
Please Contact Any Linn Lonestar 4-H Member or Call 304.462.4171 for Tickets

GC-4H: Linn Lonestars Presents… - 04.12.14 - This Saturday

The Gilmer Free Press

Linn Lone Star 4H: Tickets for Chance on Easter Basket Dinner - 2014

The Gilmer Free Press
Please Contact Any Linn Lonestar 4-H Member or Call 304.462.4171 for Tickets

GC-4H: Linn Lonestars Presents… - April 12, 2014

The Gilmer Free Press

Linn Lone Star 4H: Tickets for Chance on Easter Basket Dinner - 2014

The Gilmer Free Press
Please Contact Any Linn Lonestar 4-H Member or Call 304.462.4171 for Tickets

GC-4H: Linn Lonestars Presents… - Saturday, 04.12.14

The Gilmer Free Press

Linn Lone Star 4H: Tickets for Chance on Easter Basket Dinner - 2014

The Gilmer Free Press
Please Contact Any Linn Lonestar 4-H Member or Call 304.462.4171 for Tickets

Gilmer County 4-H Leaders Association: Thank You

The Gilmer Free Press

Click Below for additional Articles...

Page 3 of 15 pages  <  1 2 3 4 5 >  Last »


MTS





The Gilmer Free Press

Copyright MMVIII-MMXV The Gilmer Free Press. All Rights Reserved