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Sale of Live Foxes Permitted in West Virginia

The Gilmer Free Press

West Virginia trappers will be allowed to sell live foxes to hound coursing pens in West Virginia during the 2012-2013 trapping season, according to Curtis I. Taylor, Chief of the Wildlife Resources Section of the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources.

All foxes used in hound coursing pens must be live-trapped in the county in which the pen is located.

“This action will help to avoid any additional westward spread of rabies and reduce the possibility of moving diseased animals across the state,” Taylor said. “In addition, because raccoons are the primary carriers of the raccoon strain of rabies, the sale of live raccoons remains suspended for the 2012-2013 trapping season.”

Hound coursing pens are licensed in West Virginia and regulated by best management standards which are designed to promote humane treatment of the wild animals being pursued.

Trappers are urged to use extreme care when handling live animals due to the dangers of exposure to rabies and other diseases.

Live animals may only be held by trappers during the trapping season and 60 days thereafter.

Live foxes shall be held according to temporary or permanent housing requirements as specified by law.

Please contact your local DNR district wildlife biologist for more information about the sale of live foxes.

Division of Natural Resources district offices are located in Farmington (304.825.6787), Romney (304.822.3551), French Creek (304.924.6211), Beckley (304.256.6947), Point Pleasant (304.675.0871) and Parkersburg (304.420.4550)

Trappers and Hunters in West Virginia Must Tag Furbearers

The Gilmer Free Press

Trapping season in West Virginia will open this year on November 03, 2012.

Trappers harvesting beaver, bobcat, fisher and otter are reminded that they must present the whole animal or pelt to a game checking station or Division of Natural Resources representative within 30 days after the close of the respective season.

A tag provided by the checking station shall be attached to the whole animal or pelt until it has been sold, tanned or mounted.

Information provided by hunters or trappers on the checking tag is used to monitor the harvest and assist in future management of these furbearer species in West Virginia.

Decisions regarding season length, opening and closing dates, and bag limits rely on accurate data obtained from these tags.

The law no longer requires bobcat hunters and trappers to field tag each bobcat before moving the animal from the location where it was killed.

Hunters and trappers are to present the unskinned bobcat when checking the animal.

The state’s second otter trapping season will soon be underway.

Trappers are once again being asked to deliver skinned carcasses to any of the six West Virginia DNR district offices or the Elkins Operations Center.

The biological samples collected at these facilities will provide important data and assist wildlife biologists in their efforts to make informed decisions regarding future trapping seasons.

G-LtE™: The Excess Levy Is Just What It Says It Is.  EXCESS!

The Gilmer Free Press

The excess levy is just what it says it is.  EXCESS!  I remember well when my dad wrote six different checks for $20.00 to pay rent on his children’s school books.  He also came up with paper, pencils, notebooks, gym shoes, gym clothes, school picture money, and lunch money.  The most he ever made was $300.00 a month when he retired.

We are living in a time when we cannot afford EXCESS.  The only people paying for the excess levy are the working poor, and middle class.  Nearly fifty-percent of Americans do not work or pay taxes, and according to the latest data, West Virginia has more than its share of non-taxpayers.

I know the EXCESS levy pays for sports, but not all kids get to play.  Only the smart kids get to play because there is a rule restricting kids with less than a 2.0 from playing.  And how many kids are eligible to play, but get cut because the team can only take 12 players?

I also remember when parents had to pay rent on uniforms.  We didn’t have a problem with kids losing them or damaging them because back then you respected what you had to pay for.  Nowadays, kids don’t care about losing them or tearing them up.  School books did not get lost or torn up back then either.

Our society is full of kids who do not respect anything because they did not have to work for it or pay for it.  Why should an eighty-year old man who has trouble paying for his medicine pay an EXCESS levy for other people’s children to waste, destroy, and disrespect.  Kids in Gilmer County seem to have enough money for alcohol, tobacco, and drugs, so why are we feeling sorry that they will have to use old books, or wear old uniforms?  Almost every student at Gilmer County High School has a personal cell phone which cost hundreds of dollars a month.  From what I am hearing those cell phones cause more trouble than they are worth and are one of the reasons for an increase in bullying.

Parents have enough money to send their kids to school with a bottle of mountain dew every day, but if they would save that $1.39 for two-hundred days, they would have $278.00, enough to pay rent on a book that the school system keeps at least seven years; enough to pay rent on a sports uniform; enough to provide many extras for the student.

As it is, in West Virginia our tax dollars are paying for teenage girls who have babies so they can get on welfare.  Our tax dollars pay for formula because mothers don’t want to breast feed.  Our tax dollars pay for diapers because women don’t want to wash them anymore.  Our tax dollars pay for food stamps so people don’t have to cook anymore.  Do you know that people can now use their food stamps at some restaurants and fast food establishments?  We have made it way too convenient for people to do nothing.

We can no longer afford EXCESS!  The state department took over our schools, let them pay for it.  They don’t want to buy new books anyway.  They want everything done on the computer.  Many teachers get all their materials off the internet, so I have been told.

Working families are having trouble paying for gas to go to work, food for their table, health care, car payments, and mortgages.  They cannot afford anymore.

Say NO to EXCESS, do kids a favor; make them use their tobacco, cigarette, and drug money for more important things.

Vote NO for EXCESS Levy on November 6.

~~  Author on File ~~

Monongah Teacher Allowed to Retire after Strapping 3rd-Grader to Chair with Bungee Cord

The Gilmer Free Press

A Monongah Elementary School teacher who strapped a restless child to a chair with a bungee cord has retired but will get to keep her pension.

The veteran third-grade teacher Beverly Vogel told investigators with the Marion County school board that she didn’t intend to hurt the child last month.

The board agreed with parents who argued that while Vogel was wrong, her actions shouldn’t cost her the pension.

The board approved her request for retirement earlier this week.

Superintendent Gary Price says no teacher involved in such an incident could be allowed to return to the classroom.

American Scholar Competition to Offer College Awards

The Gilmer Free Press

For the seventh year in a row, Magic 106.5 and West Virginia Wesleyan will award scholarships that will forever change the lives of families in North Central West Virginia.

The American Scholar Program provides a full, four-year scholarship to Wesleyan that includes tuition, room and board. The first and second runners-up will receive four-year scholarships of $5,000 and $2,500 respectively in addition to other Wesleyan academic awards. In addition, each finalist will receive a Kindle Fire or iPad.

Students from Barbour, Braxton, Doddridge, Gilmer, Harrison, Lewis, Marion, Monongalia, Preston, Randolph, Ritchie, Taylor, Tucker and Upshur counties are eligible for the scholarship competition.

Students can apply online at www.wvmagic.com or submit a paper application to West Virginia Wesleyan’s Office of Admission.

Scholarship candidates are required to send Wesleyan their high school transcript and ACT or SAT scores. All application materials must be submitted before October 31, 2012.

“The American Scholar Program provides opportunities for every student who applies for the scholarship,“ noted Dr. Pamela Balch, president of Wesleyan. “Our admission staff ensures that every competitor receives information about every scholarship offered at the College. The program is designed to be a life-changing opportunity, not just for the winner, but also for every applicant. Our partnership with Magic 106.5 and our other sponsors have created one of the most unique scholarship programs in the nation.“

The program is sponsored by West Virginia Wesleyan, in conjunction with West Virginia Radio Corporation and the law firm, Columbo & Stuhr PLLC.

For more information about the American Scholar program, contact the Wesleyan Office of Admission at 800.722.9933.

G-LtE™: Excess Board of Ed Levy

The Gilmer Free Press

I just had to express my opinion about being “asked” to support the levy for the Board of Education.

SOMEONE sure has some gonads and audacity to ask the citizens of Gilmer County to support this when the board meetings are advertised to be open to the public (as long as you discuss your subject with the Superintendent for prior approval and you keep your mouth shut when you do come).

Do THEY think WE are all a bunch of incompetent sheep that will go where THEY think WE should follow?

Please, the people of Gilmer County are honest people who have struggled and worked hard for their money and don’t like to:

Buy a pig-in-a-poke especially when you can’t get a straight answer out of the Superintendent (aka State BOE puppet);

Support NEW schools that pop up out of nowhere needing OUR funds to complete THEIR projects after the State BOE tells US this is what WE need and any other money THEY think WE need to donate to THEM.

Give US some credit will you?

Everyone may not have a college education but WE still know when the wool is trying to be pulled over OUR eyes!

~~  Miss Sadie ~~

High School Football Game Night - 10.19.12

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WV High School Football Rankings - Week 8 - 2012

The Gilmer Free Press

 

 

2012 WVSSAC FOOTBALL RANKINGS - CLASS AAA - Week 8
Rank School Rating Won Lost Tied Total Scored Total Allowed
1 CABELL MIDLAND 15.88 8 0 0 318 115
2 MARTINSBURG 13.13 7 1 0 399 116
3 HUNTINGTON 12.86 6 1 0 225 65
4 GEORGE WASHINGTON 12.71 6 1 0 317 117
5 UNIVERSITY 12.00 7 1 0 244 77
6 MUSSELMAN 10.50 6 2 0 336 156
7 HURRICANE 10.29 5 2 0 232 144
8 MORGANTOWN 10.00 5 2 0 247 180
9 ELKINS 9.88 6 2 0 315 229
10 OAK HILL 9.29 5 2 0 265 127
11 WOODROW WILSON 9.25 5 3 0 251 245
12 POINT PLEASANT 8.71 5 2 0 221 103
12 SPRING VALLEY 8.71 4 3 0 181 162
14 LEWIS COUNTY 8.63 6 2 0 292 94
14 PARKERSBURG SOUTH 8.63 5 3 0 225 246
16 SOUTH CHARLESTON 8.50 5 3 0 316 207
16 WHEELING PARK 8.50 5 3 0 277 206
18 LOGAN 8.29 5 2 0 202 118
19 CAPITAL 7.57 4 3 0 237 142
20 HAMPSHIRE 6.71 4 3 0 210 153
21 PARKERSBURG 6.38 4 4 0 191 263
22 SHADY SPRING 6.00 4 3 0 216 158
23 RIPLEY 4.75 3 5 0 165 186
24 WINFIELD 3.86 2 5 0 98 219
25 GREENBRIER EAST 3.71 2 5 0 206 283
26 HEDGESVILLE 3.57 2 5 0 104 223
26 NITRO 3.57 2 5 0 165 290
28 JOHN MARSHALL 3.14 2 5 0 129 212
29 PRESTON 2.86 2 5 0 105 254
30 BROOKE 2.00 1 6 0 147 296
30 WASHINGTON 2.00 1 6 0 112 284
32 RIVERSIDE 1.86 1 6 0 184 290
33 ST. ALBANS 1.75 1 7 0 176 326
34 JEFFERSON 1.71 1 6 0 94 279
35 PRINCETON 1.63 1 7 0 165 328
36 BUCKHANNON-UPSHUR 1.13 1 7 0 149 288
37 LINCOLN COUNTY 0.00 0 7 0 74 336

 

2012 WVSSAC FOOTBALL RANKINGS - CLASS AA - Week 8
Rank School Rating Won Lost Tied Total Scored Total Allowed
1 WAYNE 11.86 7 0 0 379 87
2 BRIDGEPORT 11.71 6 1 0 203 84
3 FRANKFORT 10.57 7 0 0 324 98
4 KEYSER 10.29 6 1 0 242 61
5 BLUEFIELD 10.14 6 1 0 354 170
6 SCOTT 9.88 7 1 0 266 137
7 ROBERT C. BYRD 9.63 7 1 0 360 88
8 RITCHIE COUNTY 8.14 5 2 0 166 134
9 WYOMING EAST 6.63 5 3 0 170 132
10 SUMMERS COUNTY 6.50 5 3 0 262 186
11 ROANE COUNTY 6.43 4 3 0 163 143
12 NICHOLAS COUNTY 6.29 4 3 0 156 135
13 BRAXTON COUNTY 6.14 4 3 0 133 136
13 MINGO CENTRAL 6.14 4 3 0 169 177
15 PETERSBURG 5.86 4 3 0 137 238
16 PHILIP BARBOUR 5.75 4 4 0 206 176
17 WEBSTER COUNTY 5.63 4 4 0 201 209
18 CHAPMANVILLE 5.43 4 3 0 148 158
19 WESTSIDE 5.38 4 4 0 230 249
20 LIBERTY (RALEIGH) 5.29 4 3 0 198 200
20 RIVER VIEW 5.29 4 3 0 156 138
22 CLAY COUNTY 5.00 3 4 0 154 136
23 SISSONVILLE 4.86 3 4 0 171 172
24 OAK GLEN 4.50 4 4 0 181 210
25 FAIRMONT SENIOR 4.43 3 4 0 110 171
26 INDEPENDENCE 4.14 3 4 0 166 239
27 TOLSIA 4.13 3 5 0 120 180
28 MOUNT VIEW 3.71 3 4 0 129 155
28 POCA 3.71 2 5 0 154 190
30 LIBERTY (HARRISON) 3.63 3 5 0 180 200
31 GRAFTON 3.14 2 5 0 140 229
31 RAVENSWOOD 3.14 2 5 0 173 237
33 EAST FAIRMONT 2.86 2 5 0 108 180
34 JAMES MONROE 2.29 2 5 0 106 168
35 LINCOLN 1.57 1 6 0 131 276
36 HERBERT HOOVER 1.25 1 7 0 106 296
37 BERKELEY SPRINGS 0.00 0 8 0 63 361
37 NORTH MARION 0.00 0 8 0 103 333
37 PIKEVIEW 0.00 0 7 0 94 277
37 WEIR 0.00 0 8 0 83 330

 

2012 WVSSAC FOOTBALL RANKINGS - CLASS A -Week 8
Rank School Rating Won Lost Tied Total Scored Total Allowed
1 TUCKER COUNTY 10.14 7 0 0 270 80
2 GREENBRIER WEST 9.50 7 1 0 294 91
3 WAHAMA 9.13 8 0 0 334 100
4 BUFFALO 8.43 6 1 0 246 81
4 MAGNOLIA 8.43 6 1 0 223 102
6 CLAY-BATTELLE 8.38 8 0 0 347 111
7 MADONNA 8.29 6 1 0 299 74
8 ST. MARYS 8.00 6 1 0 278 114
9 VALLEY (FAYETTE) 7.43 6 1 0 214 134
10 WIRT COUNTY 7.14 5 2 0 263 114
11 EAST HARDY 7.55 6 1 0 270 90
12 MEADOW BRIDGE 6.75 6 2 0 217 139
13 BISHOP DONAHUE 6.25 6 2 0 334 115
13 TUG VALLEY 6.25 6 2 0 231 159
13 WHEELING CENTRAL CATHOLIC 6.25 5 3 0 179 139
16 DODDRIDGE COUNTY 5.38 5 3 0 211 159
17 PARKERSBURG CATHOLIC 4.75 4 4 0 161 176
18 MIDLAND TRAIL 4.43 4 3 0 132 162
18 MOOREFIELD 4.43 3 4 0 211 206
20 NOTRE DAME 4.00 3 4 0 164 255
20 WILLIAMSTOWN 4.00 3 4 0 162 160
22 CAMERON 3.63 4 4 0 231 229
23 RICHWOOD 3.57 3 4 0 171 188
24 PENDLETON COUNTY 3.29 3 4 0 163 155
25 SOUTH HARRISON 3.14 3 4 0 177 159
26 POCAHONTAS COUNTY 2.75 3 5 0 115 187
27 MONTCALM 2.71 3 4 0 189 195
28 TYLER CONSOLIDATED 2.43 2 5 0 194 275
29 MAN 2.00 2 6 0 127 208
30 CALHOUN COUNTY 1.88 2 6 0 128 358
31 GILMER COUNTY 1.63 2 6 0 150 286
32 SHERMAN 1.00 1 6 0 99 206
32 VAN 1.00 1 6 0 96 228
34 HANNAN 0.86 1 6 0 100 268
35 PADEN CITY 0.75 1 7 0 110 395
35 VALLEY (WETZEL) 0.75 1 7 0 138 282
37 FAYETTEVILLE 0.00 0 7 0 92 227
37 HUNDRED 0.00 0 8 0 148 399
37 TYGARTS VALLEY 0.00 0 7 0 79 309

Mobile Wall Raising Funds

The Gilmer Free Press

The mobile wall of West Virginia Vietnam veterans who were killed in action, held as prisoners of war or deemed missing in action may soon be traveling to a county near you.

The West Virginia State Council Vietnam Veterans of America mobile wall committee is raising funds to build the memorial for all the state Vietnam veterans.

This list includes 733 West Virginians who are the true heroes that gave their lives in the Vietnam war. Among these there are 17 MIAs who are still missing.

The state council has sent requests to all 55 county commissions, along with the state lawmakers, in an effort to raise the $20,000 required to construct the monument. Braxton, Fayette, Mercer and Pocahontas counties have each donated $500 and Harrison County donated $1,000.

The mobile wall will travel throughout the state and visit every county. It will not have a permanent home, it will always be on the move; the intent is to take it to the communities and the public who may not have the opportunity to visit the wall in Washington, D.C., or have not seen the traveling wall before. It is an opportunity to remember and pay homage to those who gave their all.

There are 12 chapters of Vietnam Veterans of America in the state of West Virginia and the state council, in which each one will host a showing of the memorial at their respective locations. The mobile wall will eventually travel to every other area of the state.

The wall will be constructed by JD Signs of Fairmont once the funds are raised. The wall is made of 12 panels depicting 733 service members from West Virginia who were killed, held as prisoners of war or listed as MIAs.

The panels are two feet by four feet and made of a light composite material. The length of the wall is about 13 feet on each two-sided section, bringing the total length to about 26 feet. It will sit and be supported on a two-tier pedestal for a total height of about six feet.

The logos of the VVA and AVVA, along with the logos of the Army-Marines-Navy-Air Force-Coast Guard and Merchant Marines, will be displayed.

For more information, call 304.376.0410 or send email to “retsgt89@aol.com”.

Veterans and Military Ball Open to Public - 11.03.12 - Deadline to R.S.V.P. Friday

The Gilmer Free Press

The public is invited to attend the Glenville State College Veterans and Military Ball on Saturday, November 03, 2012.

A cocktail hour will begin at 6:00 PM with dinner being served at 7:00 PM in the GSC Mollohan Campus Community Center Ballroom. The dance floor will open at 8:00 PM with music being provided by the 249th Army Band. This event is being sponsored by members of the GSC Student Veterans Association.

“Everyone is welcome to attend this event, including those veterans and military personnel who have participated in our West Virginia Veterans’ Legacy Project. This is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate our military and for the community to thank them for their service,“ said GSC Veterans Affairs Coordinator Jennifer Wenner.

Prior to the gala, the premier of the documentary A Tradition of Service: The West Virginia Veterans’ Legacy Project will be presented in the GSC Harry B. Heflin Administration Building Presidents Auditorium at 5:00 PM. This event is free and open to the public. Those who are not attending the ball may also enjoy this event.

Tickets for the Veterans and Military Ball are $20 a person with semi-formal attire required. Please R.S.V.P. by Friday, October 19, 2012 to Wenner at “Jennifer.Wenner@glenville.edu” or 304.462.6056.

Gilmer County Extension Service: What Is Brewing in Your County? – 10.30.12 - Tuesday

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Auburn Community Building Needs Your Help

The Gilmer Free Press

Hi Everyone; It’s that time of the year again; the Auburn Community Building is having their yearly fund raiser by having a Box Social on Saturday, November 03, 2012 at 6:00 PM.

They are in need of door prizes of all kinds. They got a new kitchen built but it needs steps built up to the door, the main building needs new seals put under it, as well as a new roof and siding on the kitchen.

This is just naming a few items; it all takes time and money. So we really need your help this year.

We accept cash, checks, or any item that you would be willing to donate.

Checks may be mailed to:

Mary Haddox
PO Box 51
Auburn,  WV, 26325


Trustees: Sherry Combs, Dave Watson, Jerry Riddle,  Jay Riddle,  Joe Smith


We Thank From The Depths Of Our Heart And We Really Appreciate All That You Do.

G-otcha™: Regional Jail Incarcerations – 10.18.12

Imprisonment Status:  Misdemeanor Pre-Trial
Full Name: Mccabe,  James  Michael
Height: 5’  8”
Weight: 190 lbs.
Birth Date: 08.18.1991
Gender: Male
Booking Date: 10.11.2012
Facility: Central Regional Jail
Imprisonment Status: Misdemeanor Pre-Trial

Offender Court Order Information

Court Info Number Issuing Agency Location
12M-716  LEWIS COUNTY - Bail Amount: $5,000.00

 

 

Imprisonment Status:  Pre-Trial Felon
Full Name: Gray,  Harley  Dakota
Height: 5’  5”
Weight: 145 lbs.
Birth Date: 12.21.1992
Gender: Male
Booking Date: 10.11.2012
Facility: North Central Regional Jail
Imprisonment Status: Pre-Trial Felon

Offender Court Order Information

Court Info Number Issuing Agency Location
12F-45, 12F-48 DODDRIDGE COUNTY - Bail Amount: $10,000.00

 

 

Imprisonment Status:  Misdemeanor Pre-Trial
Full Name: Freyou,  Joshua  Jules
Height: 5’  4”
Weight: 130 lbs.
Birth Date: 10.14.1981
Gender: Male
Booking Date: 10.11.2012
Facility: North Central Regional Jail
Imprisonment Status: Misdemeanor Pre-Trial

Offender Court Order Information

Court Info Number Issuing Agency Location
12M156-157 DODDRIDGE COUNTY - Bail Amount: $8,000.00

 

 

Imprisonment Status:  Convicted Felon
Full Name: Carder,  Josh  Jackson
Height: 6’  0”
Weight: 155 lbs.
Birth Date: 08.15.1979
Gender: Male
Booking Date: 10.11.2012
Facility: North Central Regional Jail
Imprisonment Status: Convicted Felon

Offender Court Order Information

Court Info Number Issuing Agency Location
11F60 LEWIS COUNTY - Bail Amount: $0.00

 

 

Imprisonment Status:  Misdemeanor Pre-Trial
Full Name: Elliott,  Shawannah  Gaythell
Height: 5’  6”
Weight: 145 lbs.
Birth Date: 06.21.1979
Gender: Female
Booking Date: 10.11.2012
Facility: Central Regional Jail
Imprisonment Status: Misdemeanor Pre-Trial

Offender Court Order Information

Court Info Number Issuing Agency Location
12M- BRAXTON COUNTY - Bail Amount: $0.00

 

 

Imprisonment Status:  Misdemeanor Pre-Trial
Full Name: Wagner,  David  Wayne
Height: 5’  10”
Weight: 210 lbs.
Birth Date: 04.01.1966
Gender: Male
Booking Date: 10.13.2012
Facility: Central Regional Jail
Imprisonment Status: Misdemeanor Pre-Trial

Offender Court Order Information

Court Info Number Issuing Agency Location
12M- LEWIS COUNTY - Bail Amount: $8,000.00

 

 

Imprisonment Status:  Misdemeanor Pre-Trial
Full Name: Jarvis,  Robert  Anthony Ryan
Height: 5’  7”
Weight: 145 lbs.
Birth Date: 02.04.1989
Gender: Male
Booking Date: 10.14.2012
Facility: Central Regional Jail
Imprisonment Status: Misdemeanor Pre-Trial

Offender Court Order Information

Court Info Number Issuing Agency Location
12M- BRAXTON COUNTY - Bail Amount: $25,000.00

 

 

Imprisonment Status:  Misdemeanor Pre-Trial
Full Name: Whitt,  Sennett  Ross
Height: 5’  7”
Weight: 190 lbs.
Birth Date: 06.28.1954
Gender: Male
Booking Date: 10.14.2012
Facility: Central Regional Jail
Imprisonment Status: Misdemeanor Pre-Trial

Offender Court Order Information

Court Info Number Issuing Agency Location
12M- LEWIS COUNTY - Bail Amount: $0.00

 

 

Imprisonment Status:  Misdemeanor Pre-Trial
Full Name: Clark,  Christopher  Lee
Height: 5’  7”
Weight: 150 lbs.
Birth Date: 06.09.1986
Gender: Male
Booking Date: 10.15.2012
Facility: Central Regional Jail
Imprisonment Status: Misdemeanor Pre-Trial

Offender Court Order Information

Court Info Number Issuing Agency Location
12M-464  LEWIS COUNTY - Bail Amount: $0.00

 

 

Imprisonment Status:  Pre-Trial Felon
Full Name: Marshall,  Robert  Lee
Height: 5’  11”
Weight: 150 lbs.
Birth Date: 11.17.1971
Gender: Male
Booking Date: 10.15.2012
Facility: Central Regional Jail
Imprisonment Status: Pre-Trial Felon

Offender Court Order Information

Court Info Number Issuing Agency Location
12F-35  BRAXTON COUNTY - Bail Amount: $0.00

 

 

Imprisonment Status:  Pre-Trial Felon
Full Name: Jenkins,  Jack  Dewayne
Height: 5’  5”
Weight: 140 lbs.
Birth Date: 07.20.1971
Gender: Male
Booking Date: 10.15.2012
Facility: Central Regional Jail
Imprisonment Status: Pre-Trial Felon

Offender Court Order Information

Court Info Number Issuing Agency Location
12M BRAXTON COUNTY - Bail Amount: $0.00

 

 

Imprisonment Status:  Convicted Felon
Full Name: Runner,  Joshua  Ellis
Height: 6’  1”
Weight: 185 lbs.
Birth Date: 02.23.1982
Gender: Male
Booking Date: 10.17.2012 (05.02.2012)
Facility: Central Regional Jail
Imprisonment Status: Convicted Felon

Offender Court Order Information

Court Info Number Issuing Agency Location
12F-25 LEWIS COUNTY - Bail Amount: $100,000.00
10F-178-1  HARRISON COUNTY - Bail Amount: $0.00

 

 

 

Imprisonment Status:  Misdemeanor Pre-Trial
Full Name: Watson,  Herman  Anthony
Height: 5’  8”
Weight: 182 lbs.
Birth Date: 05.11.1977
Gender: Male
Booking Date: 10.14.2012
Facility: Central Regional Jail
Imprisonment Status: Misdemeanor Pre-Trial

Offender Court Order Information

Court Info Number Issuing Agency Location
11M-553 LEWIS COUNTY - Bail Amount: $5,000.00

 

 

 

Imprisonment Status:  Pre-Trial Felon
Full Name: Wright,  William  Charles
Height: 5’  10”
Weight: 190 lbs.
Birth Date: 01.24.1982
Gender: Male
Booking Date: 10.17.2012 (12.05.2011)
Facility: Central Regional Jail
Imprisonment Status: Pre-Trial Felon

Offender Court Order Information

Court Info Number Issuing Agency Location
11M-828(included in 11B70) BRAXTON COUNTY - Bail Amount: $0.00
11M-4829-30 BRAXTON COUNTY - Bail Amount: $500.00
11F 269-270 (11B-70 in CIR)  BRAXTON COUNTY - Bail Amount: $50,000.00
12F-110-111 BRAXTON COUNTY - Bail Amount: $50,000.00

 

 

 

Imprisonment Status:  Convicted Felon
Full Name: Spade,  Matthew  Wayne
Height: 6’  0”
Weight: 150 lbs.
Birth Date: 12.09.1982
Gender: Male
Booking Date: 10.17.2012 (08.02.2012)
Facility: Central Regional Jail
Imprisonment Status: Convicted Felon

Offender Court Order Information

Court Info Number Issuing Agency Location
8-F-251H  RALEIGH COUNTY COURT - Bail Amount: $0.00
12F-108 GILMER COUNTY - Bail Amount: $10,000.00

 

 

 

Imprisonment Status:  Convicted Felon
Full Name: Carder,  Josh  Jackson
Height: 6’  0”
Weight: 160 lbs.
Birth Date: 08.15.1979
Gender: Male
Booking Date: 10.17.2012 (10.11.2012)
Facility: Central Regional Jail
Imprisonment Status: Convicted Felon

Offender Court Order Information

Court Info Number Issuing Agency Location
11F-60  LEWIS COUNTY - Bail Amount: $0.00 

 

 

 

Imprisonment Status:  Misdemeanor Pre-Trial
Full Name: Nicholson,  Jessica  Denise
Height: 5’  6”
Weight: 110 lbs.
Birth Date: 07.08.1993
Gender: Female
Booking Date: 10.17.2012
Facility: Central Regional Jail
Imprisonment Status: Misdemeanor Pre-Trial

Offender Court Order Information

Court Info Number Issuing Agency Location
12M  BRAXTON COUNTY - Bail Amount: $0.00 

 

 

 

 

G-Comm™: America’s Schools: Breeding Grounds for Compliant Citizens

The Gilmer Free Press

“[P]ublic school reform is now justified in the dehumanizing language of national security, which increasingly legitimates the transformation of schools into adjuncts of the surveillance and police state… students are increasingly subjected to disciplinary apparatuses which limit their capacity for critical thinking, mold them into consumers, test them into submission, strip them of any sense of social responsibility and convince large numbers of poor minority students that they are better off under the jurisdiction of the criminal justice system than by being valued members of the public schools.”—Professor Henry Giroux

For those hoping to better understand how and why we arrived at this dismal point in our nation’s history, where individual freedoms, privacy and human dignity have been sacrificed to the gods of security, expediency and corpocracy, look no farther than America’s public schools.

Once looked to as the starting place for imparting principles of freedom and democracy to future generations, America’s classrooms are becoming little more than breeding grounds for compliant citizens. The moment young people walk into school, they increasingly find themselves under constant surveillance: they are photographed, fingerprinted, scanned, x-rayed, sniffed and snooped on. Between metal detectors at the entrances, drug-sniffing dogs in the hallways and surveillance cameras in the classrooms and elsewhere, many of America’s schools look more like prisons than learning facilities.

Add to this the epidemic of arresting schoolchildren and treating them as if they are dangerous criminals, and you have the makings of a perfect citizenry for our emerging police state—one that can be easily cowed, controlled, and directed. Now comes the latest development in the sad deconstruction of our schools: “smart” identification cards containing Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) tags that allow school officials to track every step students take. So small that they are barely detectable to the human eye, RFID tags produce a radio signal by which the wearer’s precise movements can be constantly monitored.

A pilot program using these RFID cards is being deployed at two schools in San Antonio, Texas’ Northside School District. In the so-called name of school safety, some 4,200 students at Jay High School and Jones Middle School are being required to carry these “smart” ID cards embedded with an RFID tracking chip which will actively broadcast a signal at all times.  Although the schools already boast 290 surveillance cameras, the cards will make it possible for school officials to track students’ whereabouts at all times.

School officials hope to expand the program to the district’s 112 schools, with a student population of 100,000. As always, there’s a money incentive hidden within these programs, in this case, it’s increased state funding for the school system. Although implementation of the system will cost $500,000, school administrators are hoping that if the school district is able to increase attendance by tracking the students’ whereabouts, they will be rewarded with up to $1.7 million from the state government.

High school sophomore Andrea Hernandez, who is actively boycotting the RFID cards, was told that “there will be consequences for refusal to wear an ID card.” Students who refuse to take part in the ID program won’t be able to access essential services like the cafeteria and library, nor will they be able to purchase tickets to extracurricular activities. Hernandez was prevented from voting for Homecoming King and Queen after school officials refused to verify her identity using her old ID card. According to Hernandez, teachers are even requiring students to wear the IDs when they want to use the bathroom.  School officials reportedly offered to quietly remove the tracking chip from Andrea’s card if the sophomore would agree to wear the new ID, stop criticizing the program and publicly support the initiative. Hernandez refused the offer.

This is not the first time that schools have sprung RFID chips on unsuspecting students and their parents. Schools in California and Connecticut have tried similar systems, and Houston, Texas began using RFID chips to track students as early as 2004. With the RFID business booming, a variety of companies, including AIM Truancy Solutions, ID Card Group and DataCard, market and sell RFID trackers to school districts throughout the country, claiming they can increase security and attendance. For example, AIM Truancy Solutions, a Dallas-based company, claims that its tracking system boosts attendance by twelve percent.

RFID tags are not the only surveillance tools being used on America’s young people. Chronically absent middle schoolers in Anaheim, Calif., have been enrolled in a GPS tracking program. As journalist David Rosen explains:

Each school day, the delinquent students get an automated ‘wake-up’ phone call reminding them that they need to get to school on time. In addition, five times a day they are required to enter a code that tracks their locations: as they leave for school, when they arrive at school, at lunchtime, when they leave school and at 8pm. These students are also assigned an adult ‘coach’ who calls them at least three times a week to see how they are doing and help them find effective ways to make sure they get to school.

Some schools in New York, New Jersey, and Missouri are tracking obese and overweight students with wristwatches that record their heart rate, movement and sleeping habits. Schools in San Antonio have chips in their lunch food trays, which allow administrators to track the eating habits of students. Schools in Michigan’s second largest school district broadcast student activity caught by CCTV cameras on the walls of the hallways in real time to let students know they’re being watched.

Some school districts have even gone so far as to electronically track students without notifying their parents. In 2010, it was revealed that a Pennsylvania school district had given students laptops installed with software that allowed school administrators to track their behavior at home. This revelation led to the threat of a class-action lawsuit, which resulted in the school district settling with irate students and parents for $600,000. Similarly, in 2003, a Tennessee middle school placed cameras in the school’s locker rooms, capturing images of children changing before basketball practice. Thankfully, the US Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals struck down the practice in 2008, ruling that students have an expectation of privacy in locker rooms.

Clearly, there’s something more sinister afoot than merely tracking which students are using the bathroom and which are on lunch break. Concerned parent Judy Messer understands what’s at stake. “We do not want our children to be conditioned that tracking is normal or even acceptable or mandatory,” she shared.

“Conditioned” is the key word, of course. As Richard Hackman and Greg Oldham recognized in their book, Work Redesign, laboratory animals, children, and institutionalized adults “are necessarily dependent on powerful others for many of the things they most want and need, and their behavior usually can be shaped with relative ease.” Taking those ideas one step further, psychologist Bruce Levine noted, “Behaviorism and consumerism, two ideologies which achieved tremendous power in the twentieth century, are cut from the same cloth. The shopper, the student, the worker, and the voter are all seen by consumerism and behaviorism the same way: passive, conditionable objects.”

To return to what I was saying about schools being breeding grounds for compliant citizens, if Americans have come to view freedom as expedient and expendable, it is only because that’s what they’ve been taught in the schools, by government leaders and by the corporations who run the show.

More and more Americans are finding themselves institutionalized from cradle to grave, from government-run daycares and public schools to nursing homes. In between, they are fed a constant, mind-numbing diet of pablum consisting of entertainment news, mediocre leadership, and technological gadgetry, which keeps them sated and distracted and unwilling to challenge the status quo. All the while, in the name of the greater good and in exchange for the phantom promise of security, the government strips away our rights one by one—monitoring our conversations, chilling our expression, searching our bodies and our possessions, doing away with our due process rights, reversing the burden of proof and rendering us suspects in a surveillance state.

Whether or not the powers-that-be, by their actions, are consciously attempting to create a compliant citizenry, the result is the same nevertheless for young and old alike.

~~  John Whitehead ~~

Upcoming Movies - 10.19.12

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Paranormal Activity 4

Opens Friday, October 19, 2012 | Runtime: 1 hr. 35 min.

R - Language and some violence/terror

Frightening occurrences appear to center around a creepy neighbor boy.

Directors: Henry Joost, Ariel Schulman

Genres: Horror

 

 

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Alex Cross

Opens Friday, October 19, 2012 | Runtime: 1 hr. 41. min.

PG-13 - Violence, Nudity, Disturbing Images, Language, Drug References and Sexual Content

Alex Cross (Tyler Perry) works as a detective/psychologist for the Detroit Police Department along with his lifelong friend, Tommy Kane (Edward Burns), and detective Monica Ashe (Rachel Nichols). Cross’ latest case puts him on a collision course with Picasso (Matthew Fox), a cunning serial killer whose ultimate target is multinational industrialist Giles Mercier (Jean Reno). Cross must find a way inside Picasso’s head not only to catch the killer but also to stem the violent urges Cross feels.

Cast: Tyler Perry, Edward Burns, Matthew Fox, Jean Reno, Carmen Ejogo, Cicely Tyson, Rachel Nichols, John C. McGinley, Werner Daehn

Director: Rob Cohen

Genres: Suspense/Thriller

Bon Appétit: Sauteed Portobellos and Spinach

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Ingredients:

  3 tablespoons butter
  2 large portobello mushrooms, sliced
  1 (10 ounce) package frozen chopped spinach, thawed and drained
  1/4 teaspoon dried basil
  1/4 teaspoon salt
  1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  1 clove garlic, chopped
  2 tablespoons dry red wine
  1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese


Directions:

Melt butter in a large skillet or saute pan over medium heat.

Saute mushrooms, spinach, basil, salt, pepper and garlic until mushrooms are tender and spinach is heated through.

Pour in wine and reduce heat to low; simmer 1 minute.

Stir in Parmesan cheese and serve.

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Stargazing - 10.18.12

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The Moon has a pair of bright orange companions this evening, the planet Mars and the star Antares.

They are close to the lower right of the Moon.

Antares is slightly brighter than Mars right now, and it stands a little lower in the sky.


Moon and Companions

The Moon has a pair of bright orange companions this evening. The two look so much alike that you might think you’re seeing double.

The companions are the planet Mars and the star Antares — a name that means “rival of Mars.” They’re close to the lower right of the Moon. Antares is slightly brighter than Mars right now, and it stands a little lower in the sky.

While plenty of nightlights twinkle in the sky, not many of them show much color. Most of the stars shine pale white. That’s mainly because they’re so faint — there’s just not enough light to trigger the color receptors in our eyes. So the stars that show any color at all are the ones that look especially bright in our sky.

Antares is one of those. It’s hundreds of light-years away, but it’s also one of the biggest stars in the galaxy, so it shines tens of thousands of times brighter than our own star, the Sun.

The star’s color comes from its temperature. Its surface is thousands of degrees cooler than the Sun, so it shines reddish-orange.

If we could see Antares from close range — as close as the Sun is, for example — we wouldn’t see much color at all. That’s because the star produces some light at all wavelengths. At close range, the light would be so intense that it would saturate the color receptors, so the star would appear white. Only from afar does Antares show its true color — the same color as the planet for which it was named: orange Mars.

G-MM™: Meditation Moment - 10.18.12

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‘I am sending you out like lambs among wolves.’

The word ‘apostle’ means ‘one who is sent’.

Jesus sends out seventy-two missionaries to prepare the way for his eventual arrival in the villages across the countryside.

The story highlights a few things about Jesus’ mission.

First, he can’t do it all on his own.

Jesus needs others who help prepare and spread the message.

Second, Jesus did not establish himself in one place.

He went out to people—he didn’t presume that people would come to him.

And, finally, much of Jesus’ preaching took place in rural areas, away from the main centers.

It would be in the heart of the Holy City that Jesus would find the greatest opposition.

This story reminds us that we too are asked to be people who ‘go out’ in the midst of our ordinary life and seek to open the doorway of Christ for others.


2 Timothy 4:10-17. Your friends tell the glory of your kingship, Lord. Ps 144(145):10-13, 17-18. Luke 10:1-9.

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