Gilmer Free Press
Gilmer County Clerk Beverly Marks Retires After 32 Years of Service
~~ Photos by Gary Collins ~~
~~ Photos by Gary Collins ~~
How did Beverly Marks get away with blocking a court order to sell property? A court order from a judge, but not a Gilmer County judge, so Beverly didn’t feel the law applied? Correcto Mundo. Marks takes orders from the Butchers. Was Timothy B Butcher and R Terry Butcher from the law firm of Butcher and Butcher part of that crime? A judge ordered property sold so that Ruth Woofter named to receive interest on an estate that Butcher had control of could not get the medicaid operation she needed while being a property owner and was in need of an immediate operation. A lawyer named Hernstein did the work, but Beverly Marks (BM) blocked the sale and Ruth Woofter died and never received the operation. The proceeds from the property were then distributed among several people that had no contact with Ruth Woofter in over 30 years. How many other criminals showed up to this function?
Whatever happened to the Gilmer County election fraud investigation by WV secretary of state? Mr. Whited, it appears we even have Nazis in Gilmer County running Natalie Tennant.
Is there a media blackout on this issue? It sure looks like it when it comes to Gilmer County, WV.
I hear investigators from secretary’s office threatened those who were interviewed not to talk! Why?
Is Jean Butcher related to infamous Butcher brothers?
The people are not against Jean Butcher. People are against the process and violation of election laws that got her in. Obviously, it was a setup to get her in so criminals can continue with their crimes on the county records in clerk’s office. Folks if you think Beverly was bought, you have seen nothing yet. The criminals won’t have to buy Jean; they just tell her how they want it done and she will say yes sir! Then she won’t be a nice lady anymore. Mark my word.
Voting SLATES and bought and paid for votes are all part of a family tradition in Glenville. Jean Butcher is not related to the members of the Butcher law firm. Jean Butcher is pseudo Power Elite and the thought of being a full fledged member will be used like a carrot on a stick for a bad little rabbit that is deeply involved in voter fraud as a “shoe in,“ candidate since she literally had her foot in the door being an assistant to the clerk - and already given the task of covering up the mystery lien on a locally born title for property that shows the original owners as Peter Barr GSC President and the maintenance department head of the college.
Amber Kroening the investigator for the SoS N. Tennant already proved to be biased and not interested in solving any voter fraud, but only interested in threatening the “Whistle Blowers” with arrest for telling on all the Crooks from up on the hill in Gilmer County that have made the term “Crooked County” stick like Non-Teflon!
Jean Butcher is of course related to the Butcher brothers by marriage.
Why do you think Beverly Marks, Brian and Tara Kennedy took such a shine to her?
When you have a puppet you’re sure you can control life becomes much easier until you get caught.
With the complex web of entanglements involving alleged Gilmer wrong doing it is challenging for citizens to know what to believe.
One factor causing the intrigue is repetitive reference to B&B.
If allegations have any shred of provable evidence, what empowers them to be king pins of control at GSC, the County court house, local elections, the County Commission, the local school system, law enforcement, protection by the State’s legal system, and getting by with alleged irregularities with their firm’s estate work?
Power usually is linked to personal wealth, influential friends in high places, lineages instilling generational influence, and earned reputations to engender widespread public admiration.
Also, power can be based on influences of perceptions of unchallenged validity to make assumptions mythical but widely believed.
Could reports of B&B’s roles in Gilmer be a modern day example of Hans Christian Anderson’s theme in his Emperor’s New Clothes story?
Question: What empowers them (B&B) to be king pins of control at GSC, the County court house, local elections, the County Commission, the local school system, law enforcement, protection by the State’s legal system, and getting by with alleged irregularities with their firm’s estate work?
Answer: The fact that they have fooled all in the past and have found support for their Greed and the need for personal gain that includes any cost being paid for by the community, while being protected by the public officials the Power Elite helped place in their locally manipulative positions.
Hans Christian Anderson made some good observations and changed the original ending to that tale that was published in 1837. But, this situation is different since many spoke out about the obvious errors in policy and the totalitarian control stolen by the few that rule with threat of arrest over the many that have been kept in their place by fear of retribution. That fear is not unwarranted, and truly the few control the many through means that are more than transparent to a more educated community. We are looking through them now, and the allegations of wrongdoing at the courthouse were made clear when a federal judge stated last month that the customary way of doing things inside the Gilmer County Courthouse directly conflicted with state law.
Your own listing of what provides entitlement to power and description of what such power conveys provides the answers.
From GSC Alumni, Housing Corp., Board of Governors, Land Development and Banking Boards they appear over and over.
I am not so sure that widespread public admiration has been engendered. There is nothing mythical about the conditions endured by the citizens of Gilmer County and these are not the only participants in the play. It just so happens they have been named in recent legal cases regarding estates and land transactions and so, brought to the forefront.
There is nothing"mythical” about it. However, your reference to The Emperor’s New Clothes fits precisely the feeling of the citizens after the election results exposed the naked truth of what their future will hold.
One problem affecting Gilmer citizen’s being informed is confusion regarding allegations involving the Butcher’s.
What was their alleged involvement in the local election, the land deal below the I. L. Morris Bridge, the reported failure of lawful legal advertisements being made for GSC’s Pioneer Village bond issue, and Madge Butcher’s political donation to the Democratic Party while being listed as retired and residing at P.O. Box 100?
The last reference is a violation of federal elections laws which has involved severe penalties for others who got caught, but why have we not heard about any government intervention for this case?
Another concern involving the controversial dorm complex at GSC is who would be its owner if there were to be a default on the loan? Because the bond money went to a tax exempt, non-profit, would the dorm be auctioned off on the court house steps for pennies on the dollar to mean that GSC, the State, or the County would not have ownership?
Another issue involves the County’s financial rating. Did the last bond issue for GSC’s dorm, while Terry Butcher was on the Board of Governors, affect the County’s ability to borrow future money particularly should there be a default?
Also, did Beverly Marks or GSC’s Board of Governors have anything to do with the first legal advertisement for the new dorm bond issue hearing not being posted timely to meet legal requirements? Beverly’s name was on the first document in the local newspaper and it had to be reprinted.
Lastly, it would be informative to Gilmer citizens to know how much money B & B have made, directly and indirectly, through their decades long involvement with GSC.
It will come as a great disappointment to the common people to find out the Butchers and several others have been protected at the highest levels of the State Government.
This fact has been found out by filing complaints and witnessing the chain of consideration for the misconduct.
Finally we may be able to bring criminal action against the high level counsel for the state for recognizing a crime occurred, then covering up the matter so as not to embarrass the county, state, or individual involved in the criminal activity.
It was a situation involving convincing evidence that proved Gerald B Hough was guilty of bringing false value and false evidence to a grand jury that got a federal agency commissioned to investigate Hough for criminal wrongdoing in a felony case.
A similar complaint against Hough filed with the State Police is being closely watched.
Counsel for the WV state Government has proved to be corrupt!
I think anyone that wants to get an accurate picture on the deep corruption in the Gilmer County Courthouse needs to look no further than this article:
The article to be reviewed is:
CommunityConcerns: Gilmer County Prosecutor Fails Again – Jessica Self Case Dismissed
It is important that in the future Gilmer County does not adhere to situations in which other candidates are intimidated into not running for public office; and others in this instance were not interested in the low pay offered for Prosecuting Attorney of Gilmer County.
But most important we can no longer let a situation occur in which a candidate for public office runs unopposed as was done in the last election that put Gerry Hough into the office of Prosecutor!
This running unopposed is a manipulative situation and needs to be looked at and resolved!
Gerry Hough was not elected by the people and the people did not want him in office! Glenville and Gilmer County have had enough of Gerry Hough!
Unfortunately for us, ONE BAD APPLE has spoiled the whole barrel and we would be better off replacing everyone including all the County Commissioners that gave Hough a raise as the first item on the agenda.
Hough was reelected by the will of the Power Elite that have no interest in our community other than how much money they can make off the College or some other conjured up manipulative real estate transaction; that was once property owned by a deceased private citizen who’s heirs were never notified! And through the vehicle of the Powers that be, the property experiences a NEW TITLE with brand new owners and hundreds of thousands exchange hands with no benefit to anyone but the people that used their positions of power for self gain.
Some of these same people have been in contact with the press in Charleston and have been trying to manipulate the news coverage of this incident and of the scandals that are so prevalent in Gilmer County, that mostly the County is known state wide as Crooked County and not Gilmer County.
It is time for a CHANGE!!
Is anyone else tiring of the constant stuff on here about Hough, the Butcher Brothers and the power elite? Give it a rest already…you have made your point.
No we are not tired of it. You can’t make it go away. If you are tired of it, then don’t read it. There are plenty more of other things you can read. I find it interesting as a defender of those you named you are not identifying yourself. If you are trying to sweep them under the carpet, sorry they are like crap, you will still smell them.
Quite frankly, I have to tell you I take great offense to that statement Miss Rno297! The point has NOT been made yet! Because we still have criminals running things, and now with the latest, where even the state police agree Hough committed a crime, Hough has proved to be a criminal as was said all along.
If you don’t like it, don’t read it! If you are sick of it go puke, but other wise, ....I can’t say it on here, but I will bring it right to you if you say it where I can hear it.
What are you a Butcher? Or a Minion? Or just a pain in my ...
Go away from my window, feel free to leave at your own chosen speed.
I take it Rno297 is trying to shut us up! I can’t believe he is even allowed to make comments. The only person is forcing you to read the stuff is you. If you don’t like it force yourself to stay off. By the way who are you?