Gilmer County Commission: CRITERIA DEVELOPER BID for 911 FACILITY - Deadline 11.15.12

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The Gilmer County Commission is accepting Statement of Qualifications from West Virginia licensed architects or engineers detailing their firm’s qualifications, references, and related prior experience in providing Design Build Performance Criteria Development Services.  The project consists of the Design Build Delivery of constructing 911 Facility to be located at Medical Drive.  Professional services shall include, but are not limited to Performance Criteria Development services as described in the WestVirginia Code 5-22A-2 and related Legislative Rules, 148-CSR-11.

Procurement of said services will be in accordance with Chapter 5G-1-3 of the WV Code.  Interested firms must submit four copies of all requested information to Gilmer County Commission at 10 Howard St, Glenville, WV 26351 by 4:00 PM Thursday, November 15, 2012. The Gilmer County Commission consists of Brian Kennedy (President), Darrel Ramsey (Member), and Chester Shole, (Member). Proposals will be open and scored, and a selection will be awarded Friday, November 16, 2012, at 10:00 AM during the Commission Meeting.

The owner shall evaluate the statements of qualifications submitted by interested firms, and select the firms, which, in their opinion, are best qualified to perform the desired services.  Interviews with each firm selected shall be conducted.  The owner shall rank, in order of the preference, the firms deemed to be the most highly qualified to provide the serves required, and shall commence scope of services and price negotiations with the highest qualified professional firm for Design Build Performance Criteria Developer and Services.

Should the owner be unable to negotiate a satisfactory contract with the professional firm considered to be the most qualified, at a fee determined to be fair and reasonable, price negotiations with the firm of second choice shall commence.  Failing accord with the second most qualified professional firm, the committee shall undertake price negotiations with the third most qualified professional firm.  Should the owner be unable to negotiate a satisfactory contract with any of the selected professional firms, it shall select additional professional firms in order of their competence and qualifications and it shall continue negotiations in accordance with these procedures until an agreement is reached.

The owner will afford full opportunity to women-owned and minority business enterprises to submit a show of interest in response to this request and will not discriminate against any interested firm or individual on the grounds of race, creed, color, sex, age, handicap or national origin in the award of this contract.

WV Governor: A Salute to Our Veterans


West Virginia has a longstanding history of service. Our state has some of the most hard working and loyal veterans and active duty military in the country. They have served our state with pride, and we couldn’t be more honored to claim them as our own. We are humbled and grateful for their selfless service and dedication to ensuring our safety. On this Veterans Day, please take the time to say “thank you” to the veterans in your life. Whether a loved one or an acquaintance, the men and women who put service before self are to be commended for their bravery and patriotism.

Last month, I had the great honor of meeting with a group of troops who had recently returned home to West Virginia after an overseas deployment. Members from the 130th Airlift Wing had been working in Kuwait and Afghanistan. They had been away from their families for five long months. As I spoke with them about their experience, I was again reminded of the sacrifices our wonderful military families make. They, too, deserve to be recognized for all they have sacrificed.

I know I’m not the only West Virginian who is so deeply appreciative of their service. In September, I organized a project to collect items for our deployed troops as a part of my Day to Serve initiative. I asked state employees to donate items to be put into care packages and shipped overseas. The response was overwhelming—within a week we had enough to assemble hundreds of care packages. I hope the care packages brought a little piece of West Virginia to all of our troops.

This Veterans Day let us come together and celebrate their valor and that of those who’ve worn the uniform from years—and generations—past. Line the streets for this year’s Veterans Day Parade, stand tall and thank the men and women who hold their heads high as they are paraded through the streets like the heroes they truly are to you and me. This year, the Veterans Day National Committee designated Charleston as one of the country’s 62 regional sites for the observance of Veterans Day 2012. We appreciate this honor and look forward to celebrating our veterans.

Our great state is blessed to enjoy a long legacy of military service. Thank you, to all of our veterans.

Manchin’s Message from the Hill to the Mountains: THANK YOU, WEST VIRGINIA


Thank you, West Virginia, for your continued support and confidence in me.  Once again, you have put your faith in my ability to fight for you, and I am humbled and grateful to have six more years to fight for you. I promise you this: I will always stand up for West Virginia and America.

After many long months, now the election is over.  It’s time to put politics aside and come together as Americans and work together for a brighter future for all our people.  Everywhere I go, I hear the same thing: the people want an end to the political divisiveness and petty bickering that is hurting our country.  And they’re absolutely right.

The time has come to put our country first, to put an end to the political games and to seize the opportunity we have. We face the same challenges today that we faced yesterday, but the difference is that now we can face them together – not as Democrats or Republicans or Independents, but as Americans.  We need to remember who we are – the greatest nation on the earth and the hope of the world.

I truly believe America’s greatest days are still ahead of us. But to get there, we’ve got to roll up our sleeves and work side by side to rebuild this great country, leaving it in better shape for the next generation, just like our parents and grandparents before us.

We’ve got to create good paying jobs for hard working families. We need an all-of-the-above energy policy to end our dependence on foreign oil. We have to take care of our seniors, children and veterans. We’ve got to repair our aging infrastructure. And we’ve got to bring our troops home.

But at the top of our To-Do list is to getting our fiscal house in order.  We can’t continue spending $1 trillion more every year than we take in. And we can’t rebuild America with a $16 trillion plus debt hanging over our heads. We’ve got to get government spending control in a way that expands our economy, and we’ve got to do it before the “fiscal cliff” drives the economy back into another recession.

I am going back to Washington more determined than ever to tackle these problems and more committed than ever to bringing people together – Democrats and Republicans, business and labor, liberals and conservatives – to do what’s best for our country and our state.

In West Virginia, we overcome major obstacles by setting aside politics.  In West Virginia, we’re interested in results, not blame.  In West Virginia, we find common ground to reach commonsense solutions.  And that’s why I have encouraged President Obama to visit our great state and to see firsthand how we get the job done. We may have some differences, but I have committed to the President that I will do everything in my power to help him rebuild America.

I came to the United States Senate two years ago to complete the term of our beloved Senator Robert C. Byrd.  I said then – and I say again now – no one could ever hope to fill Senator Byrd’s shoes. I will always walk in his great footsteps, though.

So, as I begin a full six-year term in the Senate, I make this pledge:  I will always fight for West Virginia.  I will always stand up for the people of our state.  And I will always act to earn your faith and confidence in me.

Legislative Update – by – Delegate Brent Boggs - House Majority Leader - 11.12.12


As I write this evening, I’ve been watching the outstanding PBS documentary, “Veterans Legacy Project” which is a very moving tribute to our veterans of all wars.  An initiative of Glenville State College, I want to commend President Barr, Vice President Spears, Bob Henry Babar and the entire GSC staff that worked so hard on this worthy and important project.  Most of all, I salute all the veterans to which it pays tribute.

The documentary is an outstanding conclusion to a week of veterans activities, including the tribute to Gilmer County Veterans last Wednesday at the Senior Center and the Braxton County Veterans parade and celebration held last Saturday at Braxton County High School.  Both events were exceptional, well attended events that placed appreciation of our veterans at the forefront.  Truly, every day is Veteran’s Day.  Also, thanks to Lt. Col. (Ret.) Mike Todorovich for serving as keynote speaker and for his heartfelt remarks.

I want to thank everyone for their votes and support as I will begin my ninth term in the House of Delegates in January.  I am both humbled and appreciative of your support.  I will always do my best to keep you informed and do all I can to benefit the citizens of central West Virginia by my service in the House.

Legislative interim meetings will be held the week after Thanksgiving on November 26 – 28, 2012.  Here is the full interim schedule, subject to change:

Monday, November 26, 2012
Convene Adjourn Committee Location
09:00 AM 10:00 AM Joint Commission on Economic Development House Gov. Org.
09:00 AM 10:00 AM Legislative Oversight Committee on Regional Jail and Correctional Facility Authority Senate Finance
09:00 AM 12:00 PM Judiciary Subcommittee B - MARSHALL FORENSIC SCIENCE LAB TOUR
10:00 AM 11:00 AM Finance Subcommittee A House Finance
10:00 AM 12:00 PM Judiciary Subcommittee A House Judiciary
11:00 AM 12:00 PM Legislative Oversight Commission on Education Accountability Senate Finance
12:00 PM 01:00 PM Select Committee on Infrastructure Senate Judiciary
01:00 PM 02:00 PM Commission on Special Investigations Senate Finance
01:00 PM 02:00 PM Education Subcommittee A - Student Wellness House Judiciary
01:00 PM 02:00 PM Forest Management Review Commission House Gov. Org.
01:00 PM 02:00 PM Legislative Oversight Commission on Workforce Investment for Economic Development Senate Judiciary
02:00 PM 03:00 PM Finance Subcommittee B Senate Finance
02:00 PM 03:00 PM Government Organization Subcommittee B House Gov. Org.
03:00 PM 04:00 PM Joint Committee on Health Subcommittee B House Gov. Org.
03:00 PM 04:00 PM Joint Committee on Technology House Finance
03:00 PM 05:00 PM Legislative Rule-Making Review Committee Senate Judiciary
04:00 PM 05:00 PM Select Committee on PEIA, Seniors and Long Term Care Senate Finance
05:00 PM 06:00 PM Joint Committee on Health Subcommittee A House Judiciary
05:00 PM 06:00 PM Parks, Recreation and Natural Resources Subcommittee House Gov. Org.
05:00 PM 06:00 PM Select Committee on Veterans’ Affairs Senate Judiciary
06:00 PM 07:00 PM Council of Finance and Administration Senate Finance
06:00 PM 07:00 PM Government Organization Subcommittee C House Gov. Org.
06:00 PM 07:00 PM Joint Legislative Oversight Commission on State Water Resources Senate Judiciary

Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Convene Adjourn Committee Location
09:00 AM 10:00 AM Agriculture and Agri-business Committee House Gov. Org.
09:00 AM 10:00 AM Education Subcommittee C - Judicial Issues House Judiciary
09:00 AM 11:00 AM Commission on Interstate Cooperation Senate Finance
10:00 AM 11:00 AM Legislative Intern Committee House Finance
10:00 AM 12:00 PM Select Committee on Outcomes-Based Funding Models in Higher Education House Judiciary
11:00 AM 12:00 PM Select Committee on Minority Issues Senate Judiciary
12:00 PM 01:00 PM Equal Pay Commission House Finance
12:00 PM 01:00 PM Legislative Oversight Commission on Education Accountability Senate Finance
01:00 PM 02:00 PM Post Audits Subcommittee Senate Finance
01:00 PM 02:00 PM Select Committee on Children, Juveniles and Other Issues House Gov. Org.
02:00 PM 04:00 PM Joint Committee on Government Operations - JOINT MEETING House Chamber
02:00 PM 04:00 PM Joint Standing Committee on Government Organization - JOINT MEETING House Chamber
04:00 PM 05:00 PM Finance Subcommittee C Senate Finance
04:00 PM 06:00 PM Education Subcommittee B - Education Audit & Fiscal Issues House Judiciary
05:00 PM 06:00 PM Joint Standing Committee on Pensions and Retirement House Finance
06:00 PM 08:00 PM Judiciary Subcommittee C Senate Judiciary
07:00 PM 08:00 PM Legislative Oversight Commission on Health and Human Resources Accountability House Finance

Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Convene Adjourn Committee Location
09:00 AM 10:00 AM Joint Committee on Health House Chamber
10:00 AM 11:00 AM Joint Standing Committee on Finance House Chamber
11:00 AM 12:00 PM Joint Standing Committee on the Judiciary House Chamber
12:00 PM 01:00 PM Government Organization Subcommittee A House Gov. Org.
12:00 PM 01:00 PM Joint Standing Committee on Education House Chamber
01:00 PM 02:00 PM Joint Committee on Government and Finance Senate Finance
01:00 PM 03:00 PM Legislative Rule-Making Review Committee Senate Judiciary


How to Contact
Please send address your inquiries to the Capitol Office at: Building 1, Room 226-M, Charleston, WV 25305.  Or, call the Capitol office at 304.340.3220 or my Assistant to the Majority Leader, at 304.340.3262 or fax to 304.340.3213.  If you have an interest in any particular bill or issue, please let me know.

For those with Internet access, my e-mail address is “”. You also may obtain additional legislative information, including the copies of bills, conference reports, daily summaries, interim highlights, and other information from the Legislature’s web site at  If you write or leave a message, please remember to include your phone number with your inquiry and any details you can provide.  Additional information, including agency links and state government phone directory may be found at and on the Facebook site of the West Virginia Legislature.

Remember to thank a veteran for their service to our nation and continue to remember our troops - at home and abroad - and keep them and their families in your thoughts and prayers.  Until next week – take care.

G-Comm™: Serving Those Who Served Our Country

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It is my true privilege to serve our veterans in the United States Senate.  As the longest serving member of the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, I am proud to partner with our veterans groups on important legislation and to stand behind our veterans at every turn.

I can think of no greater honor than working to help those who have served and sacrificed for us to enjoy the many freedoms we have as Americans.

Veterans are our heroes.  We have a profound respect for veterans because, time and time again, these men and women have answered the call of duty with distinction, honor, and courage.  We owe veterans nothing less than our complete gratitude, our loyalty, and our best efforts to serve them once they return home.

That transition home and adjustment to life after combat and military service is difficult. Our veterans who return home are juggling so much. I often talk to veterans about trying to find jobs or re-tooling their job skills for an ever-changing economy and job market, coping with injuries, finding a place to live and homes for their families – all while finding their way back into the rhythm of everyday family schedules and daily life.

Our veterans deserve to be supported in all of those transitions.

It is up to every one of us to do our part in our communities, our churches, our workplaces and our families to show our veterans our thanks. On this Veterans Day, I also want to thank all the veterans who have partnered with me to help move forward laws to support our veterans.

Thank you to every brave soldier who told his or her story and helped us pass the Mental Health ACCESS Act of 2012.  I co-sponsored that law to improve access to support services and care for veterans and their families because too many soldiers and families are suffering with PTSD and even suicide.  This law puts a focus on improving VA mental health services and better training providers of those services.

Thank you to every veteran who is dedicated to furthering their education and to those who help veterans realize that goal.  Just as the Congress did following World War II, we created the Post 9/11 Bill, which helped more than 590,000 servicemembers, veterans, and other beneficiaries go to college this year.

Finding the right school and navigating government benefits can be time consuming and confusing.  So, this year I supported the GI Bill Consumer Awareness Act that requires the Department of Veterans’ Affairs and Department of Defense to work together to make sure that our veteran scholars have easy-to-understand information about schools approved for GI Bill funding, and a trained counselor at every school to discuss available service member benefits.

Thank you to every veteran who shares their military skills with all of us when given the opportunity of a good job when they return.  I have heard from so many of you. As a result of our conversations, I introduced a bill that eases the commercial driver’s license application process for Armed Forces members and veterans. That bill is now law and now more veterans can put their military training to use for jobs right here in West Virginia – whether going to work as a professional driver for our thriving manufacturing industry or for our booming natural gas sector. This is a win-win for veterans and industry in West Virginia.

For those veterans looking to work in other fields, I cosponsored legislation signed into law last year to help veterans get job skills training when they return home. And I continue to support a bill that encourages the hiring of veterans as firefighters, law enforcement officers, first responders, or EMT workers. Our service members and veterans are proven leaders and model workers who should be welcomed as great assets in any workplace.

Our veterans make incredible sacrifices for our country, and I am absolutely committed to seeing they get the care and benefits they deserve—across the board.

Providing veterans with health care, education, and job support services are important ways to show our deep appreciation for the immeasurable contributions they have made for our country.  This Veterans Day, may we also all take time out of our busy schedules to pay tribute and thank our selfless veterans.  And, please, keep our active duty West Virginians currently serving our country and protecting freedom all around the world in your thoughts.

While today is set aside to honor our veterans and service members, I encourage you to show your respect and gratitude each and every day. They’ve earned it.

G-Comm™: Hoppy’s Commentary - For Governor Tomblin, What Now?


In the 1972 movie “The Candidate,“ Bill McKay, after an unlikely victory in a U.S. Senate race asks blankly, “What do we do now?“

Rigorous campaigns focus on winning, not on governing, yet at some point when a candidate prevails, he or she must make the transition, and it’s not that simple.

Campaigns are greased by effective ads and myriad promises.  Often, candidates avoid controversial positions because they know it could cost them votes.

But elected officials, if they are going to be successful, understand that progress through governing does not come without tough, decisive leadership.

West Virginia Governor Earl Ray Tomblin, following last week’s victory over Republican Bill Maloney, must now move out of the near-constant campaign mode he has been in for nearly two years.  He has four unobstructed years to govern, though he’ll no doubt be labeled a lame duck after the 2014 midterm elections.

It’s important for Tomblin, if he wants to be known for something more than a caretaker Governor, to set a bold agenda, beginning with the next legislative session in February.

A good starting point would be public education.

West Virginia’s system of operating its public schools has devolved into a top heavy, inflexible and expensive bureaucracy that makes innovation nearly impossible.  As a result, students are underachieving when compared with national results.

We’re locked into an antiquated system that pays all teachers the same regardless of ability or outcome.  Restrictive hiring and firing guidelines are built into state law.  Teachers are burdened with paperwork, while living with the constant threat that tough grading or disciplining of students will be met by angry, defensive parents.

Everyone knows there are problems, but they tend to speak in hushed tones because the status quo always has its zealous defenders in powerful positions.

We know that the Governor’s office, as well as the state Board of Education and key legislative leaders, have studied the audit of the school system that was released nearly a year ago. The unvarnished report detailed ways to save millions of dollars while also improving outcomes.

The School Board purposely waited until after the election to release its response.  That should be out within a matter of days, and if the reform-minded members of the board get their way that response will call for action, not just more study.

Then Governor Tomblin, if he’s bold, can do what he does best, work behind the scenes with legislative leaders and constituent groups to build a case for substantive reform, then sell it to the public, starting with his State of the State address.

These kinds of opportunities don’t come along often.  Earl Ray Tomblin was re-elected, at least in part, because voters believe he is the best person to lead the state.  The public education issue is a perfect opportunity for Tomblin to demonstrate that voters got it right. 

Congressman Nick Rahall: Never Forget Our Veterans


Every Veterans Day, we give thanks to the men and women who have donned the uniform of the U.S. Armed Forces – honoring their patriotism, recognizing their achievements, remembering their sacrifices.

It is a day that Americans have recognized since the end of the first World War, when President Woodrow Wilson issued a proclamation establishing November 11 as Armistice Day, commemorating the ceasefire in “the war to end all wars.”  In remembrance of that occasion, Americans annually pause on the 11th hour, of the 11th day, of the 11th month, for a moment of silence, when we show our support to our Nation’s Veterans and offer a prayer for those who now protect us from evil around the world and safeguard our shores here at home.

In 1938, the Congress declared November 11 a national holiday.  According to one Representative involved in the House debate, Armistice Day would “not be devoted to the exaltation of glories achieved in war but, rather, to an emphasis upon those blessings which are associated with the peacetime activities of mankind.“

On June 1, 1954, the holiday was expanded and the name of Armistice Day was officially changed to Veterans Day, a day “dedicated to the cause of world peace” and set aside for Americans to pay homage to all of its Veterans.

It has always been deeply rooted in the American mentality to remember our Veterans, both those who serve in war- and peace-time, as well as our Veterans’ families who must struggle with friends’ and loved ones’ long absences, physical and mental injuries, and tragic deaths.

As a Nation, we rightly provide our Veterans with health care and service-connected disability compensation and pensions.  We offer educational assistance to our Veterans so that they can attend college or vocation school, and receive the rehabilitation and employment services they need to facilitate the transition to civilian life.  The well-known G.I. Bill and Wounded Warrior Program are testaments to our Nation’s proud support of its Veterans.

These efforts are supported by the contributions of Veterans’ organizations, which have an active membership and dedicated volunteerism.  From instilling the values of citizenship in our youth, to aiding fellow Veterans in securing their benefits, to reminding all of us, with their frequent Color Guard presentations, of our Veterans’ sacrifices that enable us to enjoy the freedoms and liberties we do today.

West Virginia proudly boasts of nearly 171,000 Veterans – roughly one in ten of our State residents.

I am proud of the work I have been able to do for our State’s Veterans and military families, cutting through red tape in order to facilitate access to health care and support services that our returning soldiers have earned and deserve.

As a Member of the House Military Veterans Caucus, I am working hard to strengthen and improve the health care system for our Veterans, as well as protecting the benefits and services provided to Veterans as the Congress tackles daunting budgetary deficits.

With large numbers of Veterans returning home after service in conflicts involving Iraq and Afghanistan, our Nation is facing a new wave of Veterans who are striving to successfully reenter civilian life. Recognizing their needs, I have been active and vocal in championing legislation to strengthen and improve the Wounded Warriors Act, as well as the “Post-9/11 GI Bill,” in an effort to provide educational assistance and employment opportunities for returning Veterans.

It is appropriate and fitting that we do these things, honoring those living and dead who sacrificed so much for our country.

Our nation must never forget our Veterans.  They have earned the thanks of a grateful nation, and I will strive always to ensure that we repay that solemn debt.


Bon Appétit: Crustless Cranberry Pie

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  1 cup all-purpose flour
  1 cup white sugar
  1/4 teaspoon salt
  2 cups cranberries
  1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  1/2 cup butter, melted
  2 eggs
  1 teaspoon almond extract


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

Grease one 9 inch pie pan.

Combine the flour, sugar, and salt.

Stir in the cranberries and the walnuts, and toss to coat.

Stir in the butter, beaten eggs, and almond extract.

If you are using frozen cranberries, the mixture will be very thick.

Spread the batter into the prepared pan.

Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 40 minutes, or until a wooden pick inserted near the center comes out clean.

Serve warm with whipped cream or ice cream.

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Stargazing - 11.12.12

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A total solar eclipse takes place tomorrow, as the new Moon passes directly between Earth and Sun.

Unfortunately for North American skywatchers, it is visible only from Australia and a narrow strip of the Pacific Ocean.

Solar Eclipse

If you happen to find yourself along Australia’s Great Barrier Reef around sunrise tomorrow, Nature will offer up one more spectacle in addition to the clear waters and colorful fish: a total solar eclipse. It’ll last a couple of minutes before the Moon’s shadow heads across the vast open waters of the South Pacific.

A total solar eclipse takes place when the new Moon passes directly between Earth and Sun, covering the solar disk and briefly turning day to night. That allows the Sun’s faint outer atmosphere, the corona, to shine with a pearly glow around the Moon. But the Moon’s orbital path is tilted a bit with respect to the Sun, so most months the Moon passes a little above or below the Sun, so there’s no eclipse at all.

This eclipse is an especially good one because it happens around the time the Moon is closest to Earth. That makes the Moon look a bit bigger, so the eclipse lasts a little longer — a maximum of about four minutes.

But the path of the eclipse isn’t very good for skywatchers. About the only inhabited land it crosses is northern Australia. Most of the rest of Australia, all of New Zealand, and parts of Antarctica will see a partial eclipse.

Those of us in the United States are out of luck — we won’t see any eclipse at all. Several web sites will broadcast all or part of the eclipse live, though. The total phase of the eclipse begins around 3:35 PM Eastern Time and ends a bit more than three hours later.

G-MM™: Meditation Moment - 11.12.12


‘Increase our faith’, asked the apostles.

My old mentor, John, firmly believes that God hears his prayers.

He believes that when he offers up his own constant pain for others, that also is a channel of grace.

He shares this and inspires others.

A community of elderly priests now looks outwards and sees itself as a powerhouse of prayer for the Society of Jesus, the church and the world.

There is a new sense of meaning in the pain and infirmity they suffer.

They actively support all who ask their prayers and remain alert and involved in news of those people.

As one of them, I have received the most extraordinary answers to prayer.

Jesus, give me a deeper faith and let me see everyday life and the people I meet through your eyes.

Help me respond with your mind and heart.

Titus 1:1-9. Lord, this is the people that longs to see your face—Ps 23(24):1-6. Luke 17:1-6.

Lola Irene Marks

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Lola Irene Marks

Age 92 of Burnsville, WV, departed this life at 2:20 AM, Saturday, November 10, 2012 at the residence of her daughter in Glenville following an extended illness.

She was born November 18, 1919 in Gassaway, Braxton County, WV, a daughter of the late Okey Lee and Nancy Leona Slaughter Smarr.

Mrs. Marks was a mother and homemaker. She enjoyed puzzles, plastic canvas, flower gardening and helping other people.

She was a member of the Burnsville Church of God.

In 1940 she was united in marriage to John F. Marks who preceded her in death March of 1974.

Four sons and one daughter survive, William Marks of Charleston, WV; Willis Marks of Baltimore, MD; Charles Marks and wife Bridgett of OH; Harlin Marks and wife Rosalea of NC and Arleta Davis and husband Gerald of Glenville, WV; 12 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren.

Besides her parents and husband, Lola was preceded in death by one son, Lonnie F. Marks in 1968; 3 sisters, Emma Matthews, Clara Mae Dean and Orpha Sumpter; and one brother Charles Smarr.

Funeral services will be conducted at the Ellyson Mortuary, Inc., Glenville at 11:00 AM, Tuesday, November 12, 2012 with Pastor Eddie Barker officiating.

Burial will follow in the Cedarville Cemetery.

Friends may call 4:00-8:00 PM, Monday at the Mortuary.

Ellyson Mortuary, Inc. is assisting the family of Lola Irene Marks with arrangements.

William “Bill” David White

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William “Bill” David White

Age 62, of St. Marys, WV, suddenly passed away at the Memorial Campus of Camden Clark Medical Center on November 10, 2012, as a result of a heart attack.

He was born August 01, 1950, in Marlinton, Pocahontas County, WV, a son of the late John V. White and Mary (Elder) White of St. Marys.

Bill was a principal for the Ritchie County Board of Education for 14 years. He then worked 23 years for Frontier Local School District as a teacher and technology coordinator. He was the owner of Mountain Heritage Books, an avid collector of West Virginia heritage books and West Virginia-based milk bottles and Coke bottles. Bill enjoyed genealogy and was a huge Mountaineer fan.

Surviving in addition to his mother, is his wife of 35 years, Kathleen “Kathy” (Harper) White; daughter, Amanda Kay White of St. Marys; brothers, Chuck White and his wife, Paulette, of Hendersonville, NC, and Rick White and his wife, LuAnne, of Leesburg, VA; sister, Patty White of Dayton, Ohio; and numerous nieces and nephews. He also leaves behind his sweet little dog, Angelina; and granddog, Emma Lu.

Funeral services will be 2:00 PM Wednesday at Raiguel Funeral Home, Harrisville, with Pastors Rick Brown and Karen Brown officiating.

Interment will follow at Harrisville IOOF Cemetery.

Visitation will be 2:00-8:00 PM Tuesday.

Bill’s family would like to acknowledge that he gave the gift of life. Bill was an eye and tissue donor. His willingness to share will greatly help someone in need.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Ritchie County Educational Trust, 134 S. Penn Ave., Harrisville, WV 26362.


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History on November 12, yyyy

Today is Monday, Nov. 12, the 317th day of 2012. There are 49 days left in the year.

Thought for Today:

“This is the lesson that history teaches: repetition.“—Gertrude Stein, American author (1874-1946).

Today’s Highlight in History:

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On Nov. 12, 1942, the World War II naval Battle of Guadalcanal began. (The Allies ended up winning a major victory over Japanese forces.)

On this date:

In 1787, severe flooding struck Dublin, Ireland, as the River Liffey rose.

In 1815, American suffragist Elizabeth Cady Stanton was born in Johnstown, N.Y.

In 1918, the short-lived Republic of German-Austria was declared.

In 1927, Josef Stalin became the undisputed ruler of the Soviet Union as Leon Trotsky was expelled from the Communist Party.

In 1936, the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge opened as President Franklin D. Roosevelt pressed a telegraph key in Washington, D.C., giving the green light to traffic.

In 1948, former Japanese premier Hideki Tojo and several other World War II Japanese leaders were sentenced to death by a war crimes tribunal.

In 1969, news of the My Lai Massacre in South Vietnam in March 1968 was broken by investigative reporter Seymour Hersh.

In 1977, the city of New Orleans elected its first black mayor, Ernest “Dutch” Morial, the winner of a runoff.

In 1982, Yuri V. Andropov (ahn-DROH’-pawf) was elected to succeed the late Leonid I. Brezhnev as general secretary of the Soviet Communist Party’s Central Committee.

In 1987, the American Medical Association issued a policy statement saying it was unethical for a doctor to refuse to treat someone solely because that person had AIDS or was HIV-positive.

In 1990, Japanese Emperor Akihito formally assumed the Chrysanthemum Throne. Actress Eve Arden died in Beverly Hills, Calif. at age 82.

In 2001, American Airlines Flight 587, an Airbus A300 headed to the Dominican Republic, crashed after takeoff from New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport, killing all 260 people on board and five people on the ground.

Ten years ago:

In an audiotaped message, a voice purported to be that of Osama bin Laden praised terrorist strikes in Bali and Moscow and threatened Western nations over any attack on Iraq.

Former FBI Director William Webster resigned under pressure as head of a special accounting oversight board created by Congress to rebuild public confidence shaken by a cascade of business scandals.

Five years ago:

Pakistani opposition leader Benazir Bhutto (BEN’-uh-zeer BOO’-toh) was placed under house arrest for the second time in four days ahead of a planned march to protest emergency rule.

The Dow Jones industrial average closed below 13,000 for first time since August 2007.

Ryan Braun won the NL Rookie of the Year award in one of the closest votes, while Dustin Pedroia ran away with the AL honor.

One year ago:

President Barack Obama declared the Asia-Pacific region the heart of explosive growth for years to come as he courted Asian powers in Hawaii, the site of a regional economic summit.

Italian Premier Silvio Berlusconi resigned, ending a political era and setting in motion a transition aimed at bringing the country back from the brink of economic crisis.

In a surprisingly sharp move, the Arab League voted to suspend Syria over the country’s bloody crackdown on protesters and stepped up calls on the army to stop killing civilians.

Today’s Birthdays:

Rhythm-and-blues singer Ruby Nash Curtis (Ruby and the Romantics) is 73

Actor-playwright Wallace Shawn is 69

Singer Brian Hyland is 69

Rhythm-and-blues singer Jimmy Hayes (Persuasions) is 69

Rock musician Booker T. Jones (Booker T. & the MGs) is 68

Sportscaster Al Michaels is 68

Singer-songwriter Neil Young is 67

Rock musician Donald “Buck Dharma” Roeser (Blue Oyster Cult) is 65

Sen. Jack Reed, D-R.I., is 63

Country/gospel singer Barbara Fairchild is 62

Actress Megan Mullally is 54

Actor Vincent Irizarry is 53

Olympic gold medal gymnast Nadia Comaneci (koh-muh-NEECH’) is 51

Actor Sam Lloyd is 49

Rock musician David Ellefson is 48

Former MLB player Sammy Sosa is 44

Figure skater Tonya Harding is 42

Actress Radha Mitchell is 39

Actress Lourdes Benedicto is 38

Actress Tamala Jones is 38

Actress Angela Watson is 38

Singer Tevin Campbell is 36

Actress Ashley Williams is 34

Actress Cote de Pablo is 33

Actor Ryan Gosling is 32

Contemporary Christian musician Chris Huffman is 32

Actress Anne Hathaway is 30

Pop singer Omarion is 28

Actress Macey Cruthird is 20

USGS Says Quake Hit Eastern Kentucky Just After Noon on Saturday, Felt in WV

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The US Geological Survey confirms an earthquake struck eastern Kentucky and was felt across much of southwestern West Virginia.

The USGS website says the epicenter of the 4.3 magnitude earthquake on Saturday afternoon was about 10 miles west of Whitesburg.

Residents in nearby Virginia, West Virginia, Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, Indiana, Ohio and Georgia also reported feeling the temblor.

National Weather Service spokesman Jeff Carico says employees at the office in Jackson, which is about 60 miles northwest of Whitesburg, felt the ground shake for about 15 seconds.

He says the office has gotten numerous calls, but so far no one has reported any serious damage.

USGS geophysicist John Bellini says the quake is considered “light” and isn’t expected to cause major damage.

It was centered 13-miles west of Whitesburg, Kentucky and about 111 miles southwest of Charleston, WV.

According to reports people in South Charleston and St. Albans felt the shake in their homes.

Others in Huntington say they felt the tremor for ten seconds or more.

A resident of Prestonsburg, Kentucky says the shaking seemed to last for a full minute.

Weston: Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital Kids’ Safety Fair

Several hundred adults and children attended the Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital Kids’ Safety Fair held Saturday, October 27, 2012 at the hospital.

More than a dozen exhibitors were present for the event.

The Weston Volunteer Fire Department and Lewis County Emergency Squad had vehicles for touring.

Other exhibitors included the WV DHHR; dental hygienist Tammy Thomason; Tina Mainella, of Mountain Health Trust Fund; Terri Flint of H.O.P.E., Inc.; Kristi Gannon, of RAZE; Liz Post, of 4-H; Sheila McCartney of Girl Scouts; and various SJMH staff members providing information on sun/skin safety; bike safety; poison control; handwashing basics; and nutrition.

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Joey and Mandy Riddle, of Joey’s Bike Shop, in Elkins were present to educate children on changing bike tire flats and proper helmet fitting.

A local motorcycle group, #1376 Riders, came to the event and donated dozens of Tommy the Moose stuffed animals and dozens of fleece blankets for pediatric patients at the Hospital.

The donation was the wish of the late Colton Dean, of Buckhannon, whose wish was to make sure that other sick children would never be cold.

GSC Downs Seton Hil 58-02‏

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Glenville State 58, Seton Hill 02

Glenville State posted a 58-2 victory over visiting Seton Hill in the season finale Saturday afternoon.

Rahmann Lee had a monster afternoon for the Pioneers, registering 301 yards on the ground and five touchdowns in the victory. He averaged 15.8 yards per carry, picking up his total in just 19 runs. Justin Feagin threw for 80 yards and a touchdown to Robert Jiles. Ronnie Mills rushed for a score for GSC.

The Griffins totaled just 293 yards of offense in the game. Andrew Jackson threw for 188 yards, with 100 going to DJ Carter on nine receptions.

Darren Elliott led the Pioneers with seven tackles, including five via the solo variety. He also registered an interception. Gary Henderson totaled eight stops while James Johnson had nine.

Defensively, Josh Falatovich paced the Griffins with eight stops, include six solo tackles. Falatovich also had an interception for 16 yards. Tyler Zimmer also tallied eight tackles. He notched 2.5 tackles for loss and recovered a fumble.

GSC opened a 27-2 halftime lead behind three touchdown runs from Lee. In the second half, he registered a 97-yard burst for a 41-2 lead.

Box Score:

Score by Quarters     1  2  3  4   Score

Seton Hill….......  0  2  0  0  -  2       Record: (0-11,0-8)
Glenville State….. 14 13 28  3  - 58       Record: (6-5,6-2)

Scoring Summary:
1st 13:05 GSC - Rahmann Lee 86 yd run (Colston Bayless kick), 2-88 0:28,
                SHU 0 - GSC 7
    06:36 GSC - D. Quarles 75 yd interception return (Colston Bayless kick),
                 , SHU 0 - GSC 14
2nd 03:07 GSC - Rahmann Lee 4 yd run (Colston Bayless kick), 10-65 5:20,
                SHU 0 - GSC 21
    00:51 GSC - Rahmann Lee 49 yd run (Colston Bayless kick blockd),
                5-70 1:54, SHU 0 - GSC 27
    00:51 SHU - J Feagin PAT return, , SHU 2 - GSC 27
3rd 13:12 GSC - Robert Jiles 35 yd pass from Justin Feagin
                (Colston Bayless kick), 3-43 1:38, SHU 2 - GSC 34
    10:03 GSC - Rahmann Lee 97 yd run (Colston Bayless kick), 1-97 0:15,
                SHU 2 - GSC 41
    04:24 GSC - Rahmann Lee 1 yd run (Colston Bayless kick), 7-44 4:09,
                SHU 2 - GSC 48
    01:34 GSC - Ronnie Mills 2 yd run (Colston Bayless kick), 4-21 2:39,
                SHU 2 - GSC 55
4th 00:18 GSC - Colston Bayless 34 yd field goal, 6-50 4:10, SHU 2 - GSC 58

                                    SHU      GSC
FIRST DOWNS…................       21       19
RUSHES-YARDS (NET)............   32-105   46-457
PASSING YDS (NET).............      188      120
Passes Att-Comp-Int…........  47-16-3   19-8-2
TOTAL OFFENSE PLAYS-YARDS…..   79-293   65-577
Fumble Returns-Yards….......      0-0      0-0
Punt Returns-Yards….........     1—1     1-34
Kickoff Returns-Yards…......    8-139     1-42
Interception Returns-Yards….     2-62     3-90
Punts (Number-Avg)............   4-41.8   2-41.5
Fumbles-Lost…...............      2-2      1-1
Penalties-Yards…............     7-44   11-136
Possession Time…............    24:18    35:24
Third-Down Conversions….....  4 of 16  6 of 13
Fourth-Down Conversions…....   1 of 5   3 of 4
Red-Zone Scores-Chances…....      0-3      4-5
Sacks By: Number-Yards….....      0-0      1-7

RUSHING: Seton Hill-Tavin Davis 20-97; Trae Cook 5-30; Derrick Dyer 4-6;
Andrew Jackson 2-minus 12; Aaron Prescott 1-minus 16. Glenville State-Rahmann
Lee 19-301; Justin Feagin 5-44; Tyler Gardiner 7-32; Greg Bell 3-30; Ronnie
Mills 5-23; DeVinte Brown 3-22; Quin Thornton 3-3; Derek McRae 1-2.

PASSING: Seton Hill-Andrew Jackson 16-47-3-188. Glenville State-Justin
Feagin 5-14-2-80; Tyler Gardiner 3-5-0-40.

RECEIVING: Seton Hill-DJ Carter 9-100; Niko Hall-Brown 4-62; Mike Allen
2-18; Trae Cook 1-8. Glenville State-Orlandus Harris 4-59; Robert Jiles 3-47;
Quin Thornton 1-14.

INTERCEPTIONS: Seton Hill-Darius Turner 1-46; Josh Falatovich 1-16.
Glenville State-D. Quarles 1-75; Darren Elliott 1-15; T. Yarborough 1-0.

FUMBLES: Seton Hill-Andrew Jackson 1-1; Lance Williams 1-1. Glenville
State-Justin Feagin 1-1.

Stadium: Morris Stadium        Attendance: 432
Kickoff time: 1:00pm    End of Game: 4:12      Total elapsed time: 3:12
Temperature:           Wind:           Weather:

         Seton Hill vs Glenville State (Nov 10, 2012 at Glenville, WV)

SACKS (UA-A): Seton Hill-None. Glenville State-J. Washington 0-1; Ricky
Booker 0-1.

TACKLES (UA-A): Seton Hill-Tyler Zimmer 6-2; Josh Falatovich 6-2; X
Perez-Cooley 5-4; Arthur Tsapdong 2-7; J Feagin 4-0; Keith McCauley 1-5; P
Moreland 2-2; Prince Antwi 2-1; Ahman Milot 1-0; Josh Cavalier 1-0; Tavin Davis
1-0; Aaron Prescott 1-0; Sean Kelley 1-0; Ellis Barfield 1-0; Lance Williams
1-0; Mike Akers 0-2; Chris McCoy 0-2; David Miller 0-1; Shaun Davis 0-1; C
Carter 0-1; Calvin Mason 0-1; Darius Turner 0-1. Glenville State-Darren Elliott
5-2; Gary Henderson 4-4; Nate Ingersoll 4-2; James Johnson 1-8; Devin Cain 1-7;
JP McClung 3-2; J. Washington 2-4; D. Quarles 3-0; T. Yarborough 2-1; Ricky
Booker 0-5; Brandon Absher 2-0; Rahmann Lee 2-0; Terry Reese 1-2; Clifford Mason
0-4; Max Beaubrun 1-1; Jermane Allen 0-3; Delvon Purvis 1-0; David Sowell 1-0;
Darren Holbrook 1-0; Adrian Davis 0-2; E. Hernandez 0-2; Jonathan Butler 0-1.

Game Starters:
Seton Hill

WR   6  DJ Carter
LT   75 Nate Carman
LG   54 Nick Lucian
C    79 Mitch DeVall
RG   77 Adam Ward
RT   73 Austin Recker
TE   40 Gar Chappelear
WR   3  Lance Williams
WR   86 Niko Hall-Brown
RB   25 Derrick Dyer
QB   13 Andrew Jackson

DE   56 Arthur Tsapdong
NT   50 Ahman Milot
DE   92 Orlando Irby
OLB  94 Tyler Zimmer
MLB  44 X Perez-Cooley
OLB  52 Rodney McMath
LS   31 C Carter
MS   21 Darius Turner
RS   19 Josh Falatovich
CB   1  J Feagin
CB   28 Jordan Harper

Glenville State

LT   75 Mark Jackson
LG   61 Richard Sloan
C    68 Jon Rasnick
RG   63 Jonathan Wilson
RT   71 Leon Hill
WR   9  Robert Jiles
WR   1  Orlandus Harris
QB   4  Justin Feagin
RB   2  Rahmann Lee
WR   18 Darian Cleckley
TE   96 Jake Harper

DE   91 J. Washington
DT   90 Ricky Booker
NG   99 Brian Lambert
DE   50 Kyle Warner
WLB  47 James Johnson
MLB  43 Devin Cain
SLB  34 Nate Ingersoll
SS   22 Brandon Absher
FS   26 Terry Reese
CB   3  Darren Elliott
CB   7  D. Quarles

Player participation:

Seton Hill: 5-Tavin Davis, 7-Ellis Barfield, 9-Calvin Mason, 10-Mike Allen,
17-Aaron Prescott, 23-Trae Cook, 29-P Moreland, 30-Shaun Davis, 32-Kyle Taylor,
34-David Miller, 35-C Engram Jr., 37-Cody Fleming, 41-Keith McCauley, 45-Sean Kelley,
47-Josh Cavalier, 55-Ben Dunning, 64-Prince Antwi, 68-Mike Akers,
80-Marcus Peterson, 82-Tim Johnson, 87-Dylan Everett, 99-Chris McCoy.

Glenville State: 5-Ronnie Mills, 6-Derek McRae, 8-Quin Thornton, 11-Clifford Mason,
13-Jermane Allen, 14-Tyler Gardiner, 17-Delvon Purvis, 20-Mark Fowler,
21-Adrian Davis, 23-T. Yarborough, 24-Taylor Coleman, 27-Darren Holbrook,
28-Emmanuel Smith, 29-Gary Henderson, 30-David Sowell, 32-Jeff Kidder, 33-Greg Bell,
35-Jonathan Turpin, 36-Billy Perkins, 37-Max Beaubrun, 39-Colston Bayless,
41-Eddie McKay, 42-E. Hernandez, 45-JP McClung, 46-Tanner Collins,
49-DeVinte Brown, 51-Jonathan Dupree, 53-David Chestnut, 66-William Coleman,
67-Hunter McWhorte, 78-Ryan Sims, 80-Mike Evans, 86-Darius McRoy, 88-Jawaan Mosby,
98-Jonathan Butler.

Charleston 62, West Virginia State 0

Eight touchdowns and a pair of field goals vaulted the University of Charleston football team to a 62-0 rout of Kanawha Valley rival WV State, Saturday afternoon.

Senior running back Jordan Roberts made a splash in what could be his final career game exploding for 301 total yards and setting a plethora of records. Roberts came off the opening kickoff by running with a purpose that led to an NCAA Division II record 273 rushing yards in the opening half, 190 of those yards came in a two touchdown first quarter. The quick start was also enough to eclipse the University of Charleston school-record for yards in a game which was previously 229 yards set in 2009, the last time UC was 9-2.

Roberts scored two additional touchdowns in the second quarter and one in the third en route to setting a school-record with five total touchdowns on the afternoon. He kept the record setting going with his final touchdown run putting him over the single season rushing record he set last season (1,430). Roberts’ final total for 2012 was 1,572 yards on 238 attempts, while also setting yet another school-record with 18 touchdowns to bring his career scoring total to 46 touchdowns.

C.J Stallworth, Ricky Steele and Darrell Byrd each accounted for scores, while a pair of field goals by Puma Nuredini helped set the score at 62-0.

To say the offense dominated WV State for the day would be an understatement as the running game was able to take as many yards as they wanted on the afternoon regardless of who was carrying the ball. Nine runners saw action in the game to tally 419 yards on 52 carries. Quarterbacks Maurice Leak and John Knox combined to complete six passes, five of which went to senior Chris Maxwell who booked 62 yards.

Nuredini wasn’t called upon to punt until the fourth quarter but blasted two punts for an average of 52.0 yards with a long of 61 yards.

Defensively, senior Ahmed Shakoor led the way with eight tackles and a fumble recovery that ended the Yellow Jackets’ only scoring threat of the day. The entire defense did their part in posting the shutout of WVSU by limiting the visitors to just 150 yards of total offense with seven sacks on the day.

Shepherd 49, Fairmont State 23

Bobby Cooper completed 27-of-38 passes for a school-record 430 yards and three touchdowns to lead Shepherd University to a 49-23 win over Fairmont State in WVIAC football action at Ram Stadium on Saturday.  Shepherd clinched the WVIAC title with the victory.

Fairmont State took a 3-0 lead on a 34-yard field goal by Johnny Dearstine with 10:00 left in the first quarter.

Shepherd answered back on a one-yard touchdown plunge by junior running back Jihad Rasheed with 5:34 left in the first quarter to a take a 7-3 lead. Redshirt-freshman kicker Ryan Earls added the extra point.

Freshman running back Allen Cross scored a three-yard run with 54 seconds left in the first quarter to give the Rams a 14-3 advantage.

The Falcons cut the lead to 14-10 when Bobby Vega connected with Kendrick Washington on a five-yard scoring pass with 12:59 left in the second quarter.

Fairmont State took a 16-14 lead when Vega teamed with Chris St. Hilaire on a six-yard scoring strike with 1:50 left in the second quarter. Sophomore defensive back David Carter blocked the extra point.

Rasheed scored a one-yard run with 58 seconds left in the half to give the Rams a 21-16 advantage.

The Rams took a 28-16 lead into intermission when Cooper teamed with freshman wide receiver Billy Brown on a 23-yard scoring strike with 18 seconds left in the half.

Cooper connected with junior wide receiver Trevor Turner on a 46-yard scoring strike with 8:10 left in the third quarter.

Cooper teamed with sophomore wide receiver Dalton Boyd on a 44-yard score with 56 seconds left in the third quarter to up the Shepherd lead to 42-16.

Cross added a two-yard scoring run with 8:18 left in the fourth quarter.

Tyler Pate teamed with Sean Marion on an 11-yard scoring pass with 2:25 left in the game to account for the final score.

Vega connected on 20-of-38 passes for 264 yards for the Falcons.

Senior wide receiver Larry Lowe led the Shepherd receiving corps with seven receptions for 117 yards. Brown added seven catches for 113 yards. Charaun Goodwin had seven grabs for a game-high 141 yards to lead Fairmont State.

Rasheed rushed 17 times for a game-high 95 yards to lead the Rams. Shepherd had 608 yards of total offense, while Fairmont State had 312. Shepherd limited the Falcons to minus 11 rushing yards on 16 carries.

Tolson had 10 tackles (eight solo), while senior linebacker A.J. Parrish added eight stops (seven solo) to lead the Shepherd defense.  Devin Cain and Nate Ingersoll each had 10 stops to pace the Pioneers.

West Liberty 23, UNC Pembroke 22

West Liberty overcame a 22-10 deficit to post a 23-22 win over visiting UNC Pembroke Saturday afternoon on Senior Day.

The Hilltoppers opened the scoring with a 20-yard field goal by Jeff Hoak at the 8:40 mark of the first quarter. UNCP reeled off 12 straight points for a 12-3 lead at the 7:37 mark of the second period. However, WLU pulled within two when Justin Black stepped in front of a pass and returned it 75 yards for a touchdown with just 55 seconds remaining before halftime.

The Braves pushed their lead to 22-10 with 5:08 to play in the third period only to see the Hilltoppers battle back for the win.

Isiah Moody ran for a four-yard score to make it 22-17 late in the third quarter. The Hilltoppers took the lead with 6:55 to play when LD Crow connected with Jesse Rose for a four-yard touchdown strike.

With the Braves driving, Marco Ricchetti picked off Luke Charles in the red zone. WLU ran out the final 3:45 to secure the victory.

Crow threw for 109 yards and a score to Rose. Brandon Schroeder hauled in nine catches for 82 yards. Moody rushed for 129 yards and a score on 30 carries.

Griff Yocum registered 38 yards per punt and placed two inside the 20.

Ricchetti tallied 10 stops, including four solo in addition to having a press break-up. Kyle Agustin notched nine tackles while Nate Maleski had six. Marquis Bradley recovered a fumble.

Concord 23, West Virginia Wesleyan 16

Concord earned a 23-16 victory at West Virginia Wesleyan Saturday afternoon in the regular-season finale.

The Bobcats got on the board just 2:42 into the contest when Kasper Bernild drilled a 26-yard field goal. Andy Ellington countered with a 30-yard field goal at the 10:05 mark of the first quarter. The Mountain Lions made it 10-3 when Ben Nester took a one-yard plunge into the end-zone at the 8:21 mark of the first frame.

CU extended its lead to 17-3 when Calvinaugh Jones galloped 22 yards for score nine seconds into the second quarter.

The Bobcats pulled within seven with 1:18 left in the first half when Justin Heinauer hauled in a 12-yard strike from Nate Montana.

In the third quarter, Ellington connected on a 35-yard field goal for a 20-10 advantage at the 10:49 mark. WVWC countered with a touchdown of its own when Montana found Nyquan McGirt on an 11-yard pass with 3:09 to go I the third, making the score 20-16 in favor of the Mountain Lions.

The lone scoring came from the boot of Andy Ellington in the fourth quarter. He nailed a 33-yard field goal to extend the lead to seven.

In the win, Evin Dusold threw for 233 yards. Jones rushed for 138 yards and a score. Ben Nester also rushed for a score. Ansel Ponder corralled nine passes for 106 yards through the air.

For the Bobcats, Montana registered 199 yards passing and two touchdowns. McGirt had five catches for 36 yards and a touchdown while Heinauer totaled four catches for 23 yards and a score.

John Maddox paced the victors with a game-high 12 tackles, including nine solo stops. Jesse Robertson totaled 10 tackles while Jeff Parish had nine. Jonas Celian registered eight stops.

Jake Lilly led the Mountain Lions with 10 total tackles, including nine solo stops. He also had two pass break-ups. Spenser Jordan recovered a fumble. Howard Jordan tallied a sack for a loss of six yards.

WVIAC Women’s Basketball: Glenville State 90, Virginia Union 83

The Gilmer Free Press

Fairmont State and Glenville State picked up opening night non-conference victories in women’s basketball action.

Glenville State 90, Virginia Union 83

Glenville State’s up-tempo style propelled the Pioneers to a 90-83 victory over visiting Virginia Union Friday evening.

Ginny Mills led the victors with a game-high 23 points. She also added three steals in just 24 minutes of action. Kenyell Goodson drained six three-point buckets en route to a 20-point performance. LaToya Hambrick netted seven points, but grabbed 13 rebounds. Seven of the rebounds were on the offensive glass.

Kenyona Simmons came off the bench to account for 15 points and 11 boards.  DaShawna Carey totaled eight points.

The Pioneers trailed by six at the break but reeled off 55 second-half points for the win.

GSC hit 15 three-point shots, including 10 in the final 20 minutes. The Pioneers also sank 19 charity tosses in the win. Collectively, GSC corralled 68 rebounds.

Box Score:

VISITORS: Virginia Union 0-1 (0-0)
                          TOT-FG  3-PT         REBOUNDS
## Player Name            FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA OF DE TOT PF  TP  A TO BLK S MIN
01 BROWN,Melyse….....    7-8    1-1    1-2    1  8  9   3  16  2  5  0  1  36
02 ALLEN,Andrianna…..    0-0    0-0    0-0    0  1  1   0   0  0  0  0  0   5
04 FREEMAN,Ashle…....    6-12   1-2    3-4    0  4  4   4  16  1  4  0  4  28
05 CARR,Stephanie…...    1-4    1-2    0-0    2  0  2   0   3  2  0  0  1   7
11 ROBINSON,Janae…...    0-0    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   0   0  0  1  0  1   1
13 COWHERD, Carla…...    0-5    0-2    0-2    3  2  5   4   0  2  3  0  2  30
15 BARRET,Shahadah…..    2-4    0-0    1-2    0  1  1   3   5  0  3  0  0  13
20 JENNINGS,Trylanda…    0-1    0-0    0-0    1  0  1   1   0  1  1  0  1  11
21 TATUM,Denesha…....    3-10   0-1    0-0    2  2  4   5   6  1  2  0  0  20
22 FERGUSON,Danielle…    6-9    0-0    2-2    1  3  4   2  14  1  2  1  2  18
23 HOWARD, Sydney…...    4-12   0-0    4-4    0  1  1   3  12  1  0  0  1  11
24 BETTS,Destiny…....    3-8    0-0    1-5    4  2  6   2   7  3  1  0  1  13
25 DAVIS,Parress…....    2-5    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   0   4  0  0  0  0   0
   TEAM….............                         3  7 10
   Totals…...........   34-78   3-8   12-21  17 31 48  27  83 14 22  1 14 193

TOTAL FG% 1st Half: 16-42 38.1%   2nd Half: 18-36 50.0%   Game: 43.6%  DEADB
3-Pt. FG% 1st Half:  0-2   0.0%   2nd Half:  3-6  50.0%   Game: 37.5%   REBS
F Throw % 1st Half:  9-15 60.0%   2nd Half:  3-6  50.0%   Game: 57.1%    4

HOME TEAM: Glenville State 1-0 (0-0)
                          TOT-FG  3-PT         REBOUNDS
## Player Name            FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA OF DE TOT PF  TP  A TO BLK S MIN
03 Jelena Elez…...... *  1-4    1-1    0-0    0  0  0   2   3  6  3  0  0  15
10 Kenyell Goodson….. *  7-18   6-15   0-1    3  0  3   0  20  3  2  0  2  24
24 Madison Martin…... *  0-1    0-1    0-0    0  0  0   0   0  0  1  0  1   4
32 Ginny Mills…...... *  7-15   5-12   4-4    4  1  5   3  23  0  4  0  3  24
40 LaToya Hambrick….. *  3-8    0-0    1-3    7  6 13   5   7  0  1  1  2  24
01 DaShawna Carey…...    2-4    1-2    3-4    3  0  3   1   8  0  1  0  0  14
02 Paige Tuttle….....    0-0    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   0   0  0  0  0  0   1
05 Jessica Parsons…..    1-7    0-4    1-2    0  4  4   0   3  5  5  0  1  25
12 Ashleigh Fossett….    1-8    1-6    2-2    2  3  5   1   5  3  2  0  1  19
20 Briauna Nix…......    1-3    0-0    1-2    0  4  4   2   3  0  1  0  0  13
21 Tiffani Huffman…..    1-6    0-5    1-2    2  1  3   1   3  1  1  0  3  12
34 Jessica Kimble…...    0-1    0-0    0-0    0  2  2   0   0  0  0  0  0   1
35 Kenyona Simmons…..    4-14   1-5    6-11   6  5 11   2  15  0  2  0  0  24
   TEAM….............                        12  3 15
   Totals…...........   28-89  15-51  19-31  39 29 68  17  90 18 23  1 13 200

TOTAL FG% 1st Half: 11-50 22.0%   2nd Half: 17-39 43.6%   Game: 31.5%  DEADB
3-Pt. FG% 1st Half:  5-29 17.2%   2nd Half: 10-22 45.5%   Game: 29.4%   REBS
F Throw % 1st Half:  8-14 57.1%   2nd Half: 11-17 64.7%   Game: 61.3%    3


Technical fouls: Virginia Union-None. Glenville State-None.
Score by Periods                1st  2nd   Total
Virginia Union….............   41   42  -   83
Glenville State…............   35   55  -   90

Fairmont State 70, Clarion 68

Fairmont State made a few strong defensive stands in the final minute en route to a 70-68 victory over visiting Clarion.

Trailing by two with 1:04 to play, the Falcons’ Kaitlin Snyder buried a three-point shot to give her team the lead for good. FSU forced three turnovers in the final 48 seconds to secure the victory.

FSU trailed 36-34 at the half, but tied the contest with 17:19 to play. From there on out, it was a back-and-forth affair for the Falcons.

Leading the way for FSU was Kaitlin Snyder, who registered a game-high 26 points. Emily Lohr tallied 14 points and grabbed five boards. Hailey Garrett narrowly missed a double-double with 13 points and a game-high nine rebounds. She also dished out a game-high six assists. Defensively, Tiffany Nicholson played all 40 minutes and had four of her team’s 12 steals.

Snyder and Lohr each canned two three-point buckets.

FSU shot 40.7% for the game, including a 13-of-26 effort in the second half from the floor. The squad connected on just four three-point tries and connected on just 18-of-32 charity tosses.

No. 6 Edinboro 90, West Liberty 71

The West Liberty University women’s basketball team saw a gallant upset bid short-circuited by a poor shooting night as No. 6 Edinboro used a 19-2 second-half run to escape with a 90-71 victory in a mutual season opener at the Glenville State Classic.

Coach Lynn Ullom’s Hilltoppers outplayed the nationally-ranked Fighting Scots throughout much of the first half only to see Edinboro score the final seven points of the period to take a 44-36 lead into the locker room.

West Liberty was still within range at the 10-minute mark of the second half, trailing just 64-57, but that’s when the Hilltoppers’ shooting took a fatal turn for the worse. However, WLU netted just one field goal over the next six minutes while Edinboro went on a 19-2 run.

West Liberty finished the night shooting just 35% (22-of-63) from the floor, including a disappointing 5-for-24 (20%) showing from behind the three-point arc.

Junior guard Hillary Southworth poured in a game-high 26 points while Wiseman, who missed last year due to knee surgery, more than held her own against Blazetic with a 21-point night that included an 11-of-12 performance from the charity stripe. Freshman guard Liz Flowers added 7 points and a team-high eight rebounds in her collegiate debut.

Indiana (PA) 72, Concord 44

The Concord University women’s basketball season got off to a rough start Friday afternoon as the Mountain Lions lost their first game of the year, 72-44, against Indiana (PA) at the WVIAC-PSAC Challenge in Fairmont, WV.

Concord was led in the defeat by forward Andrea Bertrand, who scored a team-high nine points on 4-of-9 shooting while also matching a career-high with five steals. Guard Stephanie Wagner chipped in eight points and passed out a game-best four assists in 30 minutes of action.

Center Sammi Webster came off the bench to record game-highs of seven rebounds and one block in addition to scoring six points. The seven rebounds were a career-best for Webster. Jacqueline Kestner and forward Rachel Artrip added five points each to the CU cause with Artrip also tallying two steals.

WVIAC Men’s Basketball: Gannon 70, Glenville State 67

The Gilmer Free Press

On Friday, Concord, Ohio Valley, No. 1 West Liberty, West Virginia State and West Virginia Wesleyan all garnered non-conference men’s basketball wins on opening night.

Gannon 70, Glenville State 67

Glenville State dropped a hard fought 70-67 decision to Gannon in the season opener for each team.

DJ Blanks hit a foul shot for the Pioneers to tie the game at 67 with 1:46 left. It marked the 11th tie in the contest. His foul shot completed a 4-0 spurt by GSC in 38 seconds to tie the game.

After two missed free throws by the Pioneers, Gannon hit a jumper with 25 seconds left. Jamel Morris got off a shot with eight seconds left to tie the game, but he could not hit the shot. Gannon secured the rebound and tacked on a free throw for the final margin.

The Pioneers were paced by Morris’ 19 points and five rebounds. He also had three assists in the loss. Kevin Gray totaled 10 points to go along with two steals while Blanks accounted for 10 points. Lamont Cole and Joe Ballard had seven and six points, respectively.

GSC drained 10 three-point shots in the game. However, the Pioneers buried just 15-of-27 free throws. GSC was out-rebounded by 17.

Box Score:

VISITORS: Gannon University 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 NEWBY, Jabs…...... *  1-4    0-1    2-4    0  3  3   1   4  5  5  0  1  31
05 BLAZEK, Adam…..... *  3-7    2-4    3-4    2  7  9   5  11  3  6  0  1  27
15 LIVRAMENTO, Rogerio. *  2-3    1-1    1-2    0  1  1   1   6  0  3  0  0  15
32 BLANTON, Darrell…. *  9-13   0-0    3-4    1  6  7   3  21  1  1  2  0  28
33 WILSON, Robert…... *  4-10   0-2    2-3    2  5  7   3  10  2  4  1  1  36
02 MACIAS, Oscar…....    1-3    0-2    0-0    0  3  3   4   2  0  1  0  1  19
03 BAILEY, Cory….....    0-0    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   0   0  0  0  0  0   5
04 EMMITT, Brandon…..    1-1    1-1    0-0    0  2  2   1   3  0  2  0  0  10
20 WILSON, T.J…......    0-0    0-0    0-0    0  2  2   0   0  1  0  0  0   5
25 TUCKER, Alvin…....    2-4    0-0    0-0    1  1  2   2   4  2  1  0  1  16
30 TORRENCE, Algeron…    2-4    0-0    5-6    2  2  4   2   9  0  2  0  0   9
   Totals…...........   25-49   4-11  16-23   8 32 40  22  70 14 25  3  5 201

TOTAL FG% 1st Half: 12-21 57.1%   2nd Half: 13-28 46.4%   Game: 51.0%  DEADB
3-Pt. FG% 1st Half:  4-8  50.0%   2nd Half:  0-3   0.0%   Game: 36.4%   REBS
F Throw % 1st Half:  9-10 90.0%   2nd Half:  7-13 53.8%   Game: 69.6%   5,2

HOME TEAM: Glenville State 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 Kevin Gray…....... *  3-9    3-7    1-1    0  1  1   2  10  1  2  0  2  34
12 Lamont Cole…...... *  2-7    1-4    2-4    2  3  5   2   7  3  2  0  1  23
21 Joe Ballard…...... *  2-2    0-0    2-8    2  1  3   3   6  1  1  1  0  26
23 Lamar Mallory….... *  1-5    0-0    0-1    2  2  4   4   2  0  3  0  1  20
24 Jamel Morris…..... *  6-15   3-6    4-5    1  4  5   2  19  3  3  0  1  32
00 Brien Winston…....    0-0    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   0   0  0  0  0  0  0+
02 JJ Vazquez….......    2-2    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   3   4  0  1  0  2   9
03 DJ Blanks…........    3-6    1-1    3-4    0  1  1   2  10  1  3  0  0  18
11 Andy Dollman….....    2-4    2-3    1-2    0  3  3   3   7  1  0  0  0  25
22 Tyler Persaud…....    0-0    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   1   0  0  0  0  0   0
32 Kalleone Moret…...    0-0    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   0   0  0  0  0  0   0
33 Andre Jackson…....    0-4    0-2    2-2    1  0  1   1   2  0  0  0  0  12
   TEAM….............                                   1
   Totals…...........   21-54  10-23  15-27   8 15 23  24  67 10 15  1  7 199

TOTAL FG% 1st Half: 11-24 45.8%   2nd Half: 10-30 33.3%   Game: 38.9%  DEADB
3-Pt. FG% 1st Half:  8-15 53.3%   2nd Half:  2-8  25.0%   Game: 43.5%   REBS
F Throw % 1st Half:  7-11 63.6%   2nd Half:  8-16 50.0%   Game: 55.6%   5,1

Technical fouls: Gannon University-None. Glenville State-TEAM; Kalleone

Attendance: 245

Score by Periods                1st  2nd   Total
Gannon University…..........   37   33  -   70
Glenville State…............   37   30  -   67

No. 1 West Liberty 105, Urbana 66

The No. 1-ranked West Liberty University men’s basketball team lived up to its preseason billing here Friday night with a 105-66 throttling of Urbana (Ohio) in a mutual season opener at Cedarville University’s Don Callan Classic.

Coach Jim Crutchfield’s Hilltoppers hit three 3-pointers in the first four minutes to grab their first double-digit lead, 13-2, and put the Blue Knights away for good with a dazzling 27-0 run in the latter stages of the opening half.

That extended surge gave West Liberty a 64-25 lead at intermission and the Hilltoppers coasted the rest of the way.

All 11 West Liberty players saw action in the first half and every one of them had scored by the end of the game. In textbook Hilltopper fashion, seven players hit at least one three-point shot, and six finished in double-figures but nobody scored more than 18 points or played more than 25 minutes.

Senior All-American Alex Falk and junior All-WVIAC standout Cedric Harris led West Liberty’s scoring barrage with 18 points each.

Falk also made his presence felt at the defensive end, drawing four charging fouls and picking up four steals. Harris stuffed his stat sheet with game-highs of six assists and five steals.

Tim Hausfeld added 13 points and tied Harris for game-high honors with five steals while Keene Cockburn chipped in with a dozen points and a game-high three blocks. C.J. Hester had 10 points and 7 rebounds, all in the first half.

Chris Morrow added nine points and a team-high eight rebounds off the bench while freshman Kelvin “Bubby” Goodwin was in the starting lineup for his first collegiate game and finished with six points and five assists.

Ohio Valley 93, Millersville 92

Ohio Valley built an 11-point second-half lead and held off Millersville by a 93-92 score Friday night.

Ashton Brown had a huge night, scoring 43 points on 15-of-21 shooting from the floor in the victory. He drained 10-of-12 foul shots and hit three buckets from downtown. For good measure, Brown pulled down nine rebounds and dished out seven assists to lead the Fighting Scots in those categories.

Jerry Macon Jr., netted 21 points on eight-of-12 shooting. His quick hands also helped him register a team-best three steals. 

Brown’s three-point shot with 16:36 to play gave OVU a 45-43 lead. The Fighting Scots would not relinquish the lead the rest of the contest.

The Fighting Scots sank 35-of-70 shots from the floor (50%). OVU buried seven shots from behind the arc and added 16 free throws.

West Virginia Wesleyan 79, Shenandoah 54

West Virginia Wesleyan opened its season with a 79-54 win over visiting Shenandoah Friday evening.

The Bobcats canned 51% of their shots in the contest, including 41.9% from downtown.

Noah Cottrill led the victors with a game-high 22 points. He also dished out a game-high seven assists in his WVWC debut. Soren Dossing tallied 16 points, including 12 coming from deep. Kelsey Williams registered 15 points and had seven boards in just 23 minutes of action. T.J. Thompson added 10 to go along with five boards.

Caleb Ashley amassed six points and seven rebounds while Taylor Price grabbed six boards and swatted two shots. Raymond Warren played a solid game, accounting for five assists and five rebounds to go along with a block.

Concord 82, Mercyhurst 69

Damien Tunstalle scored 20 points and the Concord University men’s basketball team defeated Mercyhurst 82-69 Friday night on day one of the Mercyhurst College Invitational. The season-opening victory was sparked by a 27-12 second half run that helped CU earn the road win.

Concord had a great shooting night, hitting 59.6% of its field goals (28-for-47) and making 50% of its three-point attempts (11-for-22). The Mountain Lions also won the turnover battle, forcing the Lakers into 19 turnovers compared to CU’s 15. Concord scored 31 points off of Mercyhurst’s giveaways. Rebounds were even between the two schools at 22-22.

Tunstalle, who finished just five points off of his career-high, was 5-for-9 from the field, with three makes coming from 3-point range as well as a 7-for-8 performance from the foul line. He also added two steals.

Sophomore forward Jordan Davis and freshman guard Jake Bischoff both finished in double figures as well for Concord. Davis scored an efficient 10 points on 5-for-5 shooting while grabbing four rebounds. Bischoff provided a spark off the CU bench with four made three-pointers on his way to a 14-point collegiate debut. Senior forward Gentry Shrewsbury added nine points and four rebounds.

Concord held a 31-8 advantage over Mercyhurst in bench scoring thanks to solid efforts from Bischoff, sophomore guard Paul Byrd (six points), sophomore forward Alex McGlothin (six points) and sophomore guard Thomas Brown (five points). Byrd also tallied team-highs of five assists and five rebounds.

Mercyhurst came out of the gates hot, opening up a 10-point lead (15-5) through the opening seven minutes of action, but Concord was able to battle back to tie the game at 22-22 with 7:54 to play in the first half thanks to 17-7 spurt that saw five different Mountain Lions score during the stretch. Both squads traded buckets before heading into halftime tied at 36-36.

Concord wasted no time setting the tone for second half. Two minutes into the period, senior guard Eric Bailey drained a jumper on a pass from sophomore guard Mike Boyd, who finished with seven points and three assists, to give the Maroon and Gray a two-point lead (40-38) that it would never relinquish.

The Mountain Lions extended its lead to 10 points (60-50) midway through the second half before busting the game open with a 14-8 run that pushed Concord’s lead to a commanding 16 points (74-58) with just four minutes to play. The Lakers were unable to cut the deficit to fewer than 10 points in the final minutes as Concord cruised to its first win of the season.

West Virginia State 76, Kutztown 72

West Virginia State opened its season with a 76-72 neutral site victory over Kutztown Friday evening.

Juan Johnson’s charity toss with 2:29 to play gave the Yellow Jackets the lead for good. His foul shot came after a technical foul on Kutztown. WVSU built a five-point edge with 25 seconds remaining on a jumper by Johnson. After a bucket by Kutztown, the Yellow Jackets sank a free throw to secure the four-point win.

Howard Douglas, III came off the bench to score a team-high 15 points. With a very balanced offensive attack, the Yellow Jackets piled on the points. All 10 players that saw action got into the scoring column. Anton Hutchins accounted for 11 points while Johnson and David Ford tallied nine and eight, respectively. Kendrick Ward and Stephen Thompson each had seven.

Raymon Austin grabbed a team-best nine rebounds. Brandon Ross registered a team-high two steals in the win.

For the game, WVSU sank 46.9% of its shots from the floor (30-of-64). The team buried nine three-point buckets as well.

WVU and Marshall Football Results - 11.10.12

The Gilmer Free Press

West Virginia:

West Virginia’s struggles manifested Saturday in yet another way, as the Mountaineers lost a fourth straight by the score of 55-34 to Oklahoma State with one special teams gaffe after the next.

It had been more than a decade—2001—since the program last lost four in a row.

The Mountaineers were chasing the Cowboys all day and were plagued by problems on special teams in front of 57,999 at Boone Pickens Stadium.

West Virginia gave up a 96-yard kickoff return, fumbled two punts that led directly to a field goal and a touchdown, and failed to down a punt at the OSU 1-yard line in the fourth quarter, which resulted in a touchback.

The Cowboys drove 80 yards to score again.

Seven West Virginia players were standing around the ball as it bounced into the end zone.

The loss dropped West Virginia to 5-4, 2-4 in the Big 12, and Oklahoma State improved to 6-3, 4-2.

The offense moved the chains better than it had been.

Stedman Bailey had 225 receiving yards on 14 catches for his most productive game since hurting his ankle against Texas Tech.

Quarterback Geno Smith completed 36-of-54 passes for 364 yards and two touchdowns.

The defense set up a score with an interception returned to the 1-yard line by Terence Garvin to get the Mountaineers within four points late in the third quarter.

Cowboys quarterback Clint Chelf completed 22-of-31 for 292 yards, four touchdowns and one interception.

His top receiver Josh Stewart had 13 receptions for 172 yards and a pair of touchdowns.


Marshall trimmed a 24-point deficit to seven points late, but the UAB Blazers got a strong effort by running back Darrin Reaves and downed the Thundering Herd, 38-31. Reaves carried the ball 32 times for 184 yards and two touchdowns, including the decisive score with less than three minutes to go.

After looking dismal for much of the contest, Marshall cut the UAB lead to a lone score at 31-24 on Justin Haig’s 38-yard field goal with 7:18 left.

However, the Herd defense could not stop Reaves as the Blazers (3-7, 2-4 Conference USA) churned out a time-consuming drive to leave Legion Field with the win.

Reaves capped his performance with a 17-yard touchdown with 2:50 remaining that pushed the lead back to two scores.

Marshall quarterback Rakeem Cato hit Gator Hoskins on a 4-yard touchdown pass with 1:41 left to trim the lead back to one score, but the Herd failed in its on-side kick attempt and UAB escaped with the win.

Cato finished 25 of 34 passing for 216 yards and two touchdowns.

Marshall (4-6, 3-3) trailed by 17 late in the third quarter but used an interception by Jermaine Holmes to jumpstart a comeback attempt. The ensuing drive culminated with a 7-yard touchdown run by Kevin Grooms which cut the lead to 31-21 with 14:40 left to play.

UAB drove down the field behind Reaves on the next possession, but the Herd got a needed stop when Brandon Sparrow blocked a 52-yard field goal attempt and Dominick LeGrande returned the kick to the UAB 29 to set up Haig’s field goal.

The Blazers led 24-7 at the half and increased the lead to 31-7 with a 32-yard pass touchdown pass from Austin Brown to Nick Adams with 5:23 left in the third quarter.

UAB’s large first-half lead came in part because of a Marshall offense that produced just 121 yards on 41 plays and a Herd special teams unit that gave up huge returns in the kick and punt game.

Jackie Williams had a 79-yard punt return for a score and the Blazers got a 33-yard touchdown pass from Brown to Patrick Hearn in the second quarter.

Reaves also had a 4-yard touchdown run in the first quarter which pushed UAB to an early advantage.

Marshall has to win its remaining two games to become bowl eligible. The Herd is back at home for a noon, Saturday, game with Houston before ending the regular season Nov. 23 at East Carolina.

GSC: Free Resume Workshop - Monday, 11.12.12

The Gilmer Free Press

Representatives from three Glenville State College organizations are coming together to provide resume help for students and community members.

The GSC Student Support Services, Phi Beta Lambda, and Enactus (formerly Students in Free Enterprise or SIFE) are co-sponsoring this event.

The workshop will be held on Monday, November 12, 2012 at 2:00 PM at Java City in the GSC Small Business Development Center on Main Street in downtown Glenville, WV.

The purpose of this seminar is to allow both students and community members to learn about resumes, cover letters, and interviewing skills. “Part of Enactus’ goal is giving back to the community.” said GSC Assistant Professor of Business Administration, Dr. Dwight Heaster, who is also an Enactus faculty advisor..

Heaster says those in attendance will have the opportunity to bring a current resume to have it reviewed or learn how to create a resume.

This workshop is free and open to the public.

For more information, call 304.462.6153 or 304.462.6256.

Glenville: Special City Council Meeting - Wednesday, 11.14.12


The Glenville City Council will hold a special meeting on Wednesday, November 14, 2012 at 6:00 PM in the Council Chambers.

The purpose of the meeting is to discuss personnel in the Police Department.

GSC Annual Jazz Band Concert - Wednesday, November 14, 2012

The Gilmer Free Press

The annual Glenville State College Jazz Band Concert is scheduled for Wednesday, November 14, 2012 at 7:00 PM in the Fine Arts Center Auditorium.

The set will feature familiar classics by the Average White Band, Count Basie Band, Glen Miller Orchestra, and many more.

“This is a very varied program with a little something for everybody! The concert will feature several student soloists; please join us,” said GSC Jazz Band Director Dr. David Lewis.

The concert is free and open to the public.

For more information, contact the Fine Arts Department at 304.462.6340.

Weekly Horoscope: 11.11.12 - 11.17.12

Aries (Mar 21-Apr 19) - Keep life simple on the 11th. Physical activity will keep you out of trouble and help you defuse emotional upset caused by personal changes. Choose to be affectionate rather than pushy. A lot will be riding on the way you handle contracts, money, legal and health issues on the 12th and 13th. Do your research and you will avoid making a costly mistake. Short trips, sharing feelings and making positive alterations to your life and physical location on the 14th and 15th will result in added help and recognition. Go over any alterations you want to make carefully on the 16th and 17th. A poor plan, design or concept is likely to lead to setbacks as well as emotional upset.

Taurus (Apr 20-May 20) - Make positive changes on the 11th that will get you up to speed with the latest electronic trends. Your image will get a boost if you are savvy when it comes to using gadgets. Partnerships can stabilize your life on the 12th and 13th. Strive to get what you want by sharing what you plan to do or contribute. A solid plan will help you gain approval and get whatever you want to pursue up and running. Excess will work against you on the 14th and 15th. You must not make impulsive decisions based on an emotional situation. Play hard and to win on the 16th and 17th. The way you handle others and use your skills will pay off. An investment looks positive and should be pursued.

Gemini (May 21-Jun 20) - Love and romance are prevalent on the 11th. Do your best to spend time with the person you feel most akin to and you will enhance your relationship. Focus on whatever job you are given on the 12th and 13th. Pay attention to detail and do your best to be innovative and unique in order to grab the interest of someone in a position to help you further your professional interests. Emotions will be close to the surface on the 14th and 15th. Express how you feel but do not burn bridges. Positive action will bring good results. Mix business with pleasure on the 16th and 17th and you will receive feedback both personally and professionally that will contribute to greater returns.

Cancer (Jun 21-Jul 22) - Don’t be too quick to judge others on the 11th or you may end up looking bad. Look for innovative ideas to solve problems instead an abrupt move that will leave you in an awkward position. Showmanship coupled with originality will draw plenty of positive attention on the 12th and 13th. You will prosper if you talk to people who share your interest as well as business trips that allow you to show your qualifications. A change on the 14th and 15th regarding work and your reputation will be favorable as long as you accept the inevitable. Don’t act up on the 16th and 17th because someone doesn’t want to do thing your way. Compromise and you will move forward.

Leo (Jul 23-Aug 22) - Take more pride in the way you look and how you present yourself on the 11th and you will get positive response. A problem at home on the 12th and 13th will result in added responsibilities and an emotional shift that leads to prompt decisions that will alter your lifestyle. Put your emotions aside and do what’s best for you mentally, physically and financially. A chance to share your ideas on the 14th and 15th with someone you respect will lead to an interesting proposal. Love is highlighted and networking is favored. Don’t make physical changes on the 16th and 17th. You will have problems with procedures or plans you make that pertain to your health and well-being.

Virgo (Aug 23-Sep 22) - You may want to rethink the way you earn your living on the 11th if you aren’t feeling satisfied or appreciated. Check out online job postings. Setting up interviews on the 12th and 13th or signing up to learn a new skill or acquire information that will help you advance will pay off. Discipline and hard work will be required but also lead to interesting encounters due to your due diligence. Don’t allow someone you are emotionally attached to ruin your plans on the 14th and 15th. Excessive people must be kept at a distance. Plan to have some fun on the 16th and 17th. Travel and fraternizing with friends will help you gain perspective resulting in wiser choices.

Libra (Sep 23-Oct 22) - Focus on what you can do not what you cannot on the 11th. It’s important not to let emotional matters stand in the way of your success or progress. Money matters and the way you deal with your professional goals on the 12th and 13th will determine your future. Share your creative ideas and you will gain respect and interest. Open up conversations on the 14th and 15th with people from different backgrounds or those who can offer you information that will broaden your perspective regarding something you want to pursue. Not everyone you deal with will be in favor of change on the 16th and 17th. Pick the people you collaborate with based on versatility.

Scorpio (Oct 23-Nov 21) - A secret must be kept on the 11th if you want to maintain your status quo and not upset someone you are involved with professionally or personally. Emotions will surface on the 12th and 13th and nurturing and mindfulness will be required to avoid upsetting a situation that you cherish. Let your intuition guide you and you will come up with a way to keep the peace. Strut you stuff on the 14th and 15th. If you don’t show off a little nobody will know what you have to offer. Don’t be shy. Get physical on the 16th and 17th when it comes to completing your goals but complacent when faced with confrontation. How you handle others will determine your success.

Sagittarius (Nov 22-Dec 21) - Set time aside for fun and games and a little bit of love on the 11th. Partnership opportunities will help you gain greater status and boost your reputation. Offer innovative suggestions on the 12th and 13th but hold off getting involved physically if you are getting little to no help in return. You are better off doing what benefits you most, not someone else. Emotions will surface on the 14th and 15th if you are over indulgent or faced with dealing with an excessive individual. Make changes that allow you greater freedom to come and go as you please. Look for other options on the 16th and 17th when it comes to ways to up your income or raise your current position.

Capricorn (Dec 22-Jan 19) - Not everyone will like the choices you make on the 11th. Be prepared to protect your rights. Don’t take physical risks that could lead to injury or mishaps. Ferret out the information you require on the 12th and 13th to secure your position or to help you advance. An idea you have will be well received giving you the go ahead to follow through with your plans. You may be disappointed on the 14th and 15th by someone you when out of your way to help. Withdraw your assistance to anyone taking advantage of your kindness. Emotional matters will surface on the 16th and 17th if you discuss pending problems with a partner or someone you must deal with personally.

Aquarius (Jan 20-Feb 18) - Put your money in a safe place on the 11th so you have it readily available when something you want to purchase comes available. Love is in the stars and an improvement at home and with family can be expected. Be careful on the 12th and 13th when dealing with peers, superiors or anyone who may not have the same beliefs as you. Bide your time and respect others rights. Greater opportunity to upgrade your position, reputation or where you live is apparent on the 14th and 15th. Don’t hesitate to make a move. Keep a secret on the 16th and 17th if it will help you avoid an argument or sudden disruption that will ruin your plans. Focus on being positive and agreeable.

Pisces (Feb 19-Mar 20) -  Consider past partnerships on the 11th before you formulate a new relationship that has similar characteristics. It’s better to be safe than sorry. You must formulate and sign contracts agreements and any paperwork on the 12th and 13th that can improve your financial position. Greater security and stabilization is within reach. Too much celebrating or excess behavior on the 14th and 15th will lead to an emotional problem with someone concerned about your future. Moderation will be required. Get involved in a good cause on the 16th and 17th and an opportunity to meet someone who can contribute to a project you want to pursue will also turn into a workable partnership.

G-Comm™: Why Did CIA Director Petraeus Resign? Why Was the U.S. Ambassador to Libya Murdered?

The Deeper Questions Behind the Ambassador’s Murder … and the CIA Boss’ Sudden Resignation

While the GOP is attacking (and Dems defending) the Obama administration in connection with the murder of the U.S. ambassador to Libya, there is a deeper story.

Sure, it is stunning that the State Department never requested backup or that people such as Lieutenant Colonel Anthony Shaffer allege that President Obama personally watched in real time the attacks as they occurred via video feeds from drones flying over the Benghazi consulate.

But these claims only can be assessed – and the whole confusing mess only makes sense – if the deeper underlying story is first exposed.


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Many Syrian Terrorists Come from Libya

The U.S. supported opposition which overthrew Libya’s Gadaffi was largely comprised of Al Qaeda terrorists.

According to a 2007 report by West Point’s Combating Terrorism Center’s center, the Libyan city of Benghazi was one of Al Qaeda’s main headquarters – and bases for sending Al Qaeda fighters into Iraq – prior to the overthrow of Gaddafi:

The Gilmer Free Press

Al Qaeda is now largely in control of Libya.  Indeed, Al Qaeda flags were flown over the Benghazi courthouse once Gaddafi was toppled.(Incidentally, Gaddafi was on the verge of invading Benghazi in 2011, 4 years after the West Point report cited Benghazi as a hotbed of Al Qaeda terrorists. Gaddafi claimed – rightly it turns out – that Benghazi was an Al Qaeda stronghold and a main source of the Libyan rebellion.  But NATO planes stopped him, and protected Benghazi.)

CNN, the Telegraph,  the Washington Times, and many other mainstream sources confirm that Al Qaeda terrorists from Libya have since flooded into Syria to fight the Assad regime.

Mainstream sources also confirm that the Syrian opposition is largely comprised of Al Qaeda terrorists.  See thisthisthisthisthisthisthisthisthis and this.

The U.S. has been arming the Syrian opposition since 2006. The post-Gaddafi Libyan government is also itself a top funder and arms supplier of the Syrian opposition.

The Real Story At Benghazi

This brings us to the murder of ambassador Stevens and the sudden resignation of CIA boss David Petraeus.

The Wall Street JournalTelegraph and other sources confirm that the US consulate in Benghazi was mainly being used for a secret CIA operation.

They say that the State Department presence in Benghazi “provided diplomatic cover” for the previously hidden CIA mission.

Reuters notes that the CIA mission involved finding and repurchasing heavy weaponry looted from Libyan government arsenals.

Business Insider reports that Stevens may have been linked with Syrian terrorists:

There’s growing evidence that U.S. agents—particularly murdered ambassador Chris Stevens—were at least aware of heavy weapons moving from Libya to jihadist Syrian rebels.

In March 2011 Stevens became the official U.S. liaison to the al-Qaeda-linked Libyan opposition, working directly with Abdelhakim Belhadj of the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group—a group that has now disbanded, with some fighters reportedly participating in the attack that took Stevens’ life.

In November 2011 Telegraph reported that Belhadj, acting as head of the Tripoli Military Council, “met with Free Syrian Army [FSA] leaders in Istanbul and on the border with Turkey” in an effort by the new Libyan government to provide money and weapons to the growing insurgency in Syria.

Last month The Times of London reported that a Libyan ship “carrying the largest consignment of weapons for Syria … has docked in Turkey.” The shipment reportedly weighed 400 tons and included SA-7 surface-to-air anti-craft missiles and rocket-propelled grenades.


Reuters reports that Syrian rebels have been using those heavy weapons to shoot downSyrian helicopters and fighter jets.

The ship’s captain was ”a Libyan from Benghazi and the head of an organization called the Libyan National Council for Relief and Support,” which was presumably established by the new government.

That means that Ambassador Stevens had only one person—Belhadj—between himself and the Benghazi man who brought heavy weapons to Syria.

Furthermore, we know that jihadists are the best fighters in the Syrian opposition, but where did they come from?

Last week The Telegraph reported that a FSA commander called them “Libyans” when he explained that the FSA doesn’t “want these extremist people here.”

And if the new Libyan government was sending seasoned Islamic fighters and 400 tons of heavy weapons to Syria through a port in southern Turkey—a deal brokered by Stevens’ primary Libyan contact during the Libyan revolution—then the governments of Turkey and the U.S. surely knew about it.

Furthermore there was a CIA post in Benghazi, located 1.2 miles from the U.S. consulate, used as “a base for, among other things, collecting information on the proliferation of weaponry looted from Libyan government arsenals, including surface-to-air missiles” … and that its security features “were more advanced than those at rented villa where Stevens died.”

And we know that the CIA has been funneling weapons to the rebels in southern Turkey. The question is whether the CIA has been involved in handing out the heavy weapons from Libya.

In other words, ambassador Stevens may have been a key player in deploying Libyan terrorists and arms to fight the Syrian government.

Other sources also claim that the U.S. consulate in Benghazi was mainly being used as a CIA operation to ship fighters and arms to Syria.

Many have speculated that – if normal security measures weren’t taken to protect the Benghazi consulate or to rescue ambassador Stevens – it was  because the CIA was trying to keep an extremely low profile to protect its cover of being a normal State Department operation.

Why Did CIA Chief David Petraeus Suddenly Resign?

CIA boss David Petraeus suddenly resigned, admitting to an affair.  This could be the real explanation, given that affairs of high-level intelligence chiefs could compromise national security.

But the timing of Petraeus’ resignation becomes more interesting once one learns that that he was scheduled to testify under oath next week before power House and Senate committees regarding the Benghazi consulate.

Many speculate that it wasn’t an affair – but the desire to avoid testifying on Benghazi – which was the real reason for Petraeus’ sudden resignation.

The Big Picture

Whatever the scope of the CIA’s operation in Benghazi – and whatever the real reason for the resignation of the CIA chief – the key is our historical and ongoing foreign policy.

For decades, the U.S. has backed terrorists for geopolitical ends.

The U.S. government has been consistently planning regime change in Syria and Libya for 20 years, and dreamed of regime change – using false flag terror – for 50 years.

Obama has simply re-packaged Bush and the Neocons’ “war on terror” as a series of humanitarian wars.

And the U.S. and its allies will do anything to topple Iran … and is systematically attempting to pull the legs out from Iran’s allies as a way to isolate and weaken that country.

Americans should ask ourselves if that’s what we want …



RECEIPTS:        Auctions     Direct    Video/Internet     Total
This Week         291,500     35,500        33,200        360,200   
Last Week         265,200     35,800         6,600        307,600   
Last Year         325,200     48,600        43,000        416,800

Compared to last week, feeder calves over 600 lbs. sold unevenly steady to weak with trends ranging from 2.00 higher to 3.00 lower.

Stocker calves under 600 lbs. traded steady to 3.00 lower with the full decline on 550-600 lb. heifers and the best demand noted for steer calves under 500 lbs. which had instances of higher trends at several markets throughout the U.S.

There are currently not enough true yearling feeders available for a good market test, and the few that are being offered for sale have received heavy amounts of supplemental feed which distorts their market value.

Persistently dry conditions over the last two years throughout the central portions of the country have caused unprecedented; liquidation of breeding stock, movement of stocker cattle into confined feeding operations, and early marketing of home-raised calves in an effort to preserve cow herds.

Virtually no “green” or strictly grass feeders are available and the majority of the new-crop calves on offer are right off the cow.

Normally, producers are still making use of stockpiled grass to put cheap pounds on feeders or to help background calves during weaning.

The current shortage of pasture and hay (not to mention 7.00-8.00 corn) is drastically affecting the condition of available feeders and the demand for these cattle.

Traditional winter backgrounders have been slow to enter the market, despite the smallest calf crop in 60 years.

Most believe there is still plenty of demand out there but prospective buyers are conserving their feed, water, and medicine until later in the season.

But, nationwide auction receipts for the year are running more than 5% less than 2011 and 10% less than the 5 year average, and most market watchers expect offerings to tighten even more from December through spring.

Like usual, cattlemen are betting on the come as they can hardly wait for the next crop of grass and corn.

In most major marketing areas this week (especially south of I-70) the cost per head of a 475 lb. calf is within 50.00/hd of one weighing 625 lbs., and in many documented cases the light-weight calf actually costs more.

It’s not that bidders don’t realize that each of those 150 lbs. should at least be worth the cost of the bigger calf per pound.

Buyers simply want to grow that lighter calf on 2013’s grass and fatten that calf on 2013’s corn.

Some form of moisture is badly needed in the Plains and the Midwest as a nor’easter dumped rain and snow on the eastern seaboard’s concrete jungles that were already saturated by Superstorm Sandy.

Southern Plain’s wheat fields are thirsty for the chance of moisture in the weekend forecast, but sharply colder temperatures may cause the crop to crawl back in the ground and hibernate for the winter.

Fed cattle sold 1.00 lower from 125.00-126.00 with the latter price reserved mostly for the Texas Panhandle.

This week’s reported auction volume included 36% over 600 lbs. and 41% heifers.

Auction Receipts:  291,500   Last Week:  265,200   Last Year:  325,200

Buckhannon Livestock, Buckhannon, WV
Weighted Average Report for Wednesday November 07, 2012

Cattle Receipts:  100

Slaughter cows made up 25% of the offering, slaughter bulls 1%,
replacement cows 5%, and feeders 69%.

The feeder supply included 42% steers, 43% heifers, and 15% bulls.

Near 7% of the run weighed over 600 lbs.

Feeder Steers                Medium and Large 1
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    1    345-345    345       161.00         161.00
    2    432-432    432       150.00         150.00
    1    430-430    430       116.00         116.00   RWF
    5    502-520    511    137.00-139.00     138.19
    4    550-580    569    137.50-147.50     141.45
    1    655-655    655       135.50         135.50
                             Small 1
    1    355-355    355       117.50         117.50
    1    400-400    400       102.50         102.50
                             Medium and Large 2
    1    250-250    250        88.00          88.00   RWF
    1    340-340    340       140.00         140.00
    3    365-385    378    138.00-150.00     146.14
    1    410-410    410       137.00         137.00
    1    800-800    800        90.00          90.00   Yearlings
                             Small 2
    1    390-390    390        86.00          86.00
                             Holstein Medium and Large  2 - 3
    1    470-470    470        80.00          80.00

Feeder Heifers                Medium and Large 1
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    3    392-392    392       128.50         128.50
    7    430-436    434    121.00-130.00     127.45
    4    460-480    470    120.00-124.00     121.96
    5    518-540    523    120.00-123.50     121.39
                             Medium and Large 2
    2    340-340    340       111.00         111.00
    2    320-330    325     80.00-82.00       80.98   RWF
    2    355-360    358    102.50-107.50     104.98
    1    430-430    430       110.00         110.00

Feeder Bulls                Medium and Large 1
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    1    325-325    325       135.00         135.00   RWF
    1    530-530    530       140.00         140.00
    2    765-765    765       102.00         102.00
                             Medium and Large 2
    1    265-265    265        95.00          95.00   RWF
    2    330-330    330        95.00          95.00   RWF
    1    420-420    420        99.00          99.00   RWF
                             Small 2
    1    510-510    510       102.00         102.00

Bred Cows                  Medium and Large 1 - 2 Young
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    1    925-925    925       800.00         800.00   Per Head  4-6 Months Bred
    1   1000-1000  1000       770.00         770.00   Per Head  7-9 Months Bred
                            Medium and Large 1 - 2 Middle Aged
    1   1195-1195  1195   999.00-1025.00    1025.00   Per Head  4-6 Months Bred
    1    925-925    925       900.00         900.00   Per Head  7-9 Months Bred

Slaughter Cows                Breaker 70-80% Lean
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    2   1535-1690  1613     71.25-73.50       72.43
    1   1795-1795  1795        63.50          63.50   Low Dressing
                               Boner 80-85% Lean
    6   1040-1390  1261     70.00-76.00       73.10
    4   1090-1350  1224     67.75-68.75       68.19   Low Dressing
    1   1525-1525  1525        72.75          72.75
                                Lean 85-90% Lean
    4    925-1265  1064     62.00-68.00       64.76
    1   1025-1025  1025        72.00          72.00   High Dressing
    2    990-1185  1088     56.00-59.00       57.37   Low Dressing
    1   1500-1500  1500        72.50          72.50

Slaughter Bulls                Yield Grade 1-2
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    1   1235-1235  1235        80.00          80.00

Cows with Calves at side	6 pair
Medium and Large 1, few 2	Age 2-8

900-1475	1120.00-1360.00

Weston Livestock Marketing, Weston, WV
Weighted Average Report for Saturday November 03, 2012

Cattle Receipts:  280

Slaughter cows made up 31% of the offering, slaughter bulls 3%,
replacement cows 3%, and feeders 63%.

The feeder supply included 29% steers, 53% heifers, and 19% bulls.

Near 15% of the run weighed over 600 lbs.

Feeder Steers                Medium and Large 1
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    2    333-333    333       172.50         172.50
    3    358-358    358       173.00         173.00
    5    422-422    422       180.00         180.00
    2    415-435    425       125.00         125.00   RWF
    1    410-410    410       152.50         152.50   Smoke
    3    490-490    490       163.50         163.50
    4    500-530    520    135.00-138.00     136.77
   12    550-568    566    129.00-149.00     146.04
    9    636-648    641    129.00-131.00     130.10
    1    615-615    615       110.00         110.00   Yearlings
    2    710-710    710       128.00         128.00
                             Medium and Large 2
    5    468-468    468    131.00-150.00     142.40
    1    530-530    530       138.00         138.00
                             Holstein Medium and Large  2 - 3
    1    475-475    475        85.00          85.00

Feeder Heifers                Medium and Large 1
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    8    250-281    272    129.00-139.00     135.41
    3    305-325    313    122.00-132.00     126.45
    3    375-385    380    116.00-125.00     119.53
    9    405-445    426    109.00-127.50     122.87
    8    455-495    490    110.00-118.00     115.35
    8    502-515    504    117.00-118.00     117.13
   12    550-595    558    106.00-115.00     112.52
    4    620-630    628       110.00         110.00
    1    680-680    680       110.00         110.00
    3    733-740    735    105.00-108.00     106.01
    2    768-768    768       108.00         108.00
    1    850-850    850       110.00         110.00
    1    935-935    935       105.00         105.00
                             Medium and Large 2
    2    250-250    250    117.50-127.50     122.50
    8    346-346    346      0.00-130.00      65.00
    1    365-365    365       120.00         120.00
    8    417-422    419    115.00-127.00     122.47
    9    460-483    480    102.50-119.00     115.57
    2    560-560    560       106.00         106.00

Feeder Bulls                Medium and Large 1
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    1    315-315    315       176.00         176.00
    1    355-355    355       147.50         147.50
    1    440-440    440       110.00         110.00   Red
    8    450-491    476    130.00-150.00     146.05
    4    510-535    529    126.00-138.00     131.93
    8    558-570    564    130.00-140.00     137.62
    1    625-625    625       112.00         112.00
                             Small 1
    1    790-790    790        96.00          96.00
                             Medium and Large 2
    1    275-275    275       144.00         144.00
    1    380-380    380       150.00         150.00
    1    415-415    415       130.00         130.00
    1    490-490    490       120.00         120.00
    2    500-505    503       115.00         115.00
    2    550-575    563    110.00-127.00     118.69

Bred Cows                  Medium and Large 1 - 2 Young
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    1    835-835    835       910.00         910.00   Per Head  4-6 Months Bred
    2    985-1035  1010   999.00-1100.00    1068.30   Per Head  4-6 Months Bred
                            Medium and Large 1 - 2 Middle Aged
    2   1350-1390  1370   850.00-1025.00     938.78   Per Head  4-6 Months Bred
                            Medium and Large 1 - 2 Aged
    1   1115-1115  1115       900.00         900.00   Per Head  4-6 Months Bred
    2   1250-1335  1293   910.00-1150.00    1033.95   Per Head  4-6 Months Bred

Slaughter Cows                Breaker 70-80% Lean
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    1   1285-1285  1285        70.00          70.00
    6   1455-1700  1570     69.00-76.00       72.32
                               Boner 80-85% Lean
   20    990-1385  1207     68.00-78.00       72.50
    4    910-1065   994     80.00-84.00       81.31   High Dressing
    2   1060-1150  1105     61.00-67.50       64.38   Low Dressing
   12   1400-1580  1469     72.00-77.50       74.46
                                Lean 85-90% Lean
   22    885-1340  1087     64.00-74.00       68.38
    5    915-1265  1103     75.00-81.00       76.72   High Dressing
   14    845-1310  1014     53.50-63.50       59.15   Low Dressing

Slaughter Bulls                Yield Grade 1-2
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    1   1070-1070  1070        79.00          79.00   Low Dressing
    4   1565-2155  1963     83.00-93.00       88.30
    1   1680-1680  1680        94.50          94.50   High Dressing
    3   1515-2000  1690     79.00-82.00       80.49   Low Dressing

Bulls sold by the Head
 Head   Wt Range 	Price
    1     1040		1075.00

Cows with Calves at Side	3 Pair
Medium and Large 1 and 2	Age 2-8

Calves Returned to Farm sold by the head

1  70lb  220.00 

Slaughter and Feeder Pigs
10 Head
20-40lbs    20.00
285-325lb   63.00
430lb       59.00

Slaughter and Feeder Lambs
16  Head      Wt Range        Price    

                90-125LBS     101.00               	
                70-85LBS      115.00-117.50     
                45-55LBS      75.00

Goats	          	     SEL1	     SEL2
  19   Head              		
        UNDER 20                                  
        20-40                                60.00 
        40-60               75.00-100.00     40.00-67.50
        SL BIG BILLIES      142.50          120.00-127.50
        SL SMALL BILLIES       
        SL BIG NANNIES      87.50-95.00      50.00-52.50
        SL Sm NANNIES       132.50           50.00

Jackson County Regional Livestock, Ripley, WV
Weighted Average Report for Saturday November 03, 2012

Cattle Receipts:  448

Slaughter cows made up 9% of the offering, slaughter bulls 1%,
replacement cows 3%, and feeders 86%.

The feeder supply included 35% steers, 44% heifers, and 20% bulls.

Near 23% of the run weighed over 600 lbs.

Feeder Steers                Medium and Large 1
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
   11    350-390    368    168.00-183.00     173.99
   13    405-446    429    170.00-177.00     173.47
   16    455-485    470    163.00-178.00     170.64
   13    520-545    523    139.00-165.00     155.68
    5    535-535    535       143.00         143.00   RED
   12    550-579    569    127.00-148.00     136.51
    1    580-580    580       115.00         115.00   RWF
    1    570-570    570       121.00         121.00   Smoke
   22    614-631    626    136.00-147.50     141.45
    6    660-695    673    121.00-137.00     130.10
    3    702-735    713    123.00-126.00     124.97
    1    765-765    765       120.00         120.00
    1    835-835    835       115.00         115.00
    1    945-945    945        95.00          95.00
                             Small 1
    1    395-395    395       154.00         154.00
                             Medium and Large 2
    1    335-335    335       147.50         147.50
    7    395-395    395       143.00         143.00
    3    440-445    443    137.50-152.50     142.46
    2    485-485    485    145.00-155.00     150.00
    3    560-570    567    127.00-143.00     132.27
    1    610-610    610       106.00         106.00
    1    685-685    685       100.00         100.00
    2    740-740    740       126.00         126.00
                             Small 2
    2    445-445    445       107.00         107.00
                             Holstein Medium and Large 2
    5    698-698    698        72.00          72.00
    2    730-730    730        76.00          76.00

Feeder Heifers                Medium and Large 1
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    2    285-285    285       120.00         120.00
    2    311-311    311       112.00         112.00   RED
   10    360-380    373    120.00-129.00     124.41
    8    430-436    434    125.00-127.00     126.13
   13    455-495    471    120.00-126.00     122.78
   39    505-545    529    110.00-135.00     127.50
   19    552-597    575    111.00-130.00     121.20
    2    550-550    550       105.00         105.00   RED
    8    615-640    625    117.00-126.00     124.12
    4    610-610    610       115.00         115.00   Smoke
    1    690-690    690       120.00         120.00
    2    675-675    675       110.00         110.00   Smoke
    3    707-745    720    100.00-108.00     102.76
    1    795-795    795       105.00         105.00
    1    850-850    850       100.00         100.00
    2    902-902    902       111.00         111.00
                             Medium and Large 2
   12    315-345    328    108.00-118.00     112.85
   17    355-395    375     85.00-119.00     100.09
    3    420-440    427    110.00-114.00     112.63
   12    455-477    470    110.00-122.50     113.84
    5    540-540    540    105.00-112.00     107.80
    1    580-580    580       114.00         114.00
    4    640-640    640       110.00         110.00
    1    680-680    680        90.00          90.00

Feeder Bulls                Medium and Large 1
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
   12    322-322    322       135.00         135.00   RED
    2    380-380    380       123.00         123.00
    5    405-430    415    170.00-177.00     172.90
    5    455-495    469    155.00-159.00     157.45
    2    467-467    467        12.00          12.00   RED
    3    470-490    477    165.00-167.00     166.31   Smoke
   11    503-536    521    139.00-155.00     147.31
    1    500-500    500       120.00         120.00   RED
    8    550-597    572    123.00-138.00     133.53
    1    570-570    570       118.00         118.00   RED
    1    560-560    560       110.00         110.00   RWF
    2    565-565    565       130.00         130.00   Smoke
    4    622-630    626    124.00-130.00     126.98
    1    620-620    620       117.00         117.00   RED
    1    625-625    625       120.00         120.00   Smoke
    5    650-692    674    118.00-135.00     127.01
    1    690-690    690       115.00         115.00   Smoke
    1    725-725    725       100.00         100.00
    2    760-775    768        89.00          89.00
    2    805-840    823     93.00-111.00     101.81
                             Small 1
    2    395-395    395       120.00         120.00
                             Medium and Large 2
    3    250-255    252       150.00         150.00
    2    460-460    460       146.00         146.00
    2    547-547    547       125.00         125.00   Smoke

Bred Cows                  Medium and Large 1 - 2 Young
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    2    835-850    843    725.00-800.00     762.83   Per Head  1-3 Months Bred
    1    820-820    820       700.00         700.00   Per Head  4-6 Months Bred
    3    960-1170  1042   875.00-1100.00     966.92   Per Head  4-6 Months Bred
                            Medium and Large 1 - 2 Middle Aged
    1   1095-1095  1095       740.00         740.00   Per Head  1-3 Months Bred
    2   1090-1145  1118   875.00-1050.00     960.35   Per Head  4-6 Months Bred
    1   1525-1525  1525   999.00-1025.00    1025.00   Per Head  4-6 Months Bred
                            Medium and Large 1 - 2 Aged
    2    865-875    870       600.00         600.00   Per Head  4-6 Months Bred
    2    955-1030   993    475.00-625.00     552.83   Per Head  4-6 Months Bred
    1   1250-1250  1250       810.00         810.00   Per Head  4-6 Months Bred

Slaughter Cows                Breaker 70-80% Lean
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    1    985-985    985        74.00          74.00   High Dressing
    3   1470-1700  1588     66.50-70.00       68.21
    1   1490-1490  1490        71.75          71.75   High Dressing
                               Boner 80-85% Lean
    1    805-805    805         1.00           1.00
   13    915-1395  1252     66.00-70.00       67.88
    3   1050-1155  1100     71.00-73.50       72.50   High Dressing
   12   1015-1360  1200     58.00-68.00       63.89   Low Dressing
    4   1405-1575  1481     67.00-70.00       68.73
    2   1430-1445  1438     70.00-72.50       71.26   High Dressing
                                Lean 85-90% Lean
    1   1065-1065  1065        58.50          58.50
    1   1040-1040  1040        30.00          30.00   Low Dressing

Slaughter Bulls                Yield Grade 1-2
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    1   1350-1350  1350        72.00          72.00   Low Dressing
    2   1515-1850  1683     85.00-90.00       87.25
    1   2090-2090  2090        83.50          83.50   Low Dressing

Baby Calves
    1   beef   275.00

Cow Calf Pairs
    1    1275.00

Fat Cattle
    8    114.00 - 122.00

Feeder Pigs
    3    27.50

    45   Nannies Mature        75.00-135.00
         Billies Mature        70.00-180.00
         Feeders #1            80.00-100.00
                 #2            50.00-80.00

Slaughter Hogs 
    2    57-67

Bon Appétit: Pumpkin Bavarian Cream Tart

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  1 (15 ounce) can pumpkin puree
  1 cup light cream
  1/4 cup milk
  1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  1/4 teaspoon salt
  1/4 cup white sugar
  1/4 cup cold water
  1 (.25 ounce) package unflavored gelatin
  4 egg yolks
  1/2 cup white sugar
  1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  1 cup heavy cream
  1 (9 inch) baked pastry shell


Combine the pumpkin, light cream, milk, ginger, nutmeg, cinnamon, cloves, salt, and 1/4 cup of the sugar in a blender.

Blend until smooth.

Pour the cold water into a small bowl and sprinkle gelatin over to soften.

Combine the egg yolks and the remaining 1/2 cup of sugar in a large saucepan.

Use a hand mixer to beat the yolks and sugar until they become thick and pale, about 5 minutes.

Mix in the blended pumpkin puree and heat gently over low heat, stirring, just until the mixture is hot and small bubbles begin to form.

Do not boil.

Spoon pumpkin mixture into a large bowl and stir in the vanilla, and gelatin mixture.

Refrigerate the pumpkin mixture until it begins to set, about 20 minutes.

Use a hand mixer to whip the heavy cream in a large bowl.

With a rubber spatula or wire whisk, fold 1/3 of the whipped cream into the cooled pumpkin mixture.

Gently run the spatula through the center of the bowl, then around the sides of the bowl, repeating until fully incorporated.

Add the remaining cream, folding just until incorporated.

Pour mixture into prepared pastry shell and chill until set, 2 or 3 hours.

Garnish with additional whipped cream, if desired.

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Stargazing - 11.11.12

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The planet Saturn is quite low in the east about 45 minutes before sunrise tomorrow.

It looks like a moderately bright star, close to the left of the crescent Moon.

Brilliant Venus, the “morning star,” stands well above them.

Moon and Saturn

The coldest temperatures ever seen here on Earth were recorded at a research station in Antarctica, not far from the south pole. On the planet Saturn, though, the south pole is the site of the warmest temperatures yet recorded — about a hundred degrees warmer than at the equator.

That hotspot is inside the south polar vortex — a hurricane-like storm that’s as wide as Earth. It has a large central “eye,” just as hurricanes do, that’s surrounded by two walls of clouds. Clouds in the outer wall are about 20 miles high, while those in the inner wall are twice as high. And winds at the edge of the vortex reach speeds of about 350 miles per hour — twice as strong as the most powerful hurricanes on Earth.

Like hurricanes, the vortex must be powered by heat from below it. On Earth, that heat comes from the oceans. But Saturn has no oceans, so scientists are trying to pinpoint the source of the vortex’s heat. And they’re also trying to understand why the heat breaks through only at the south pole — creating a hotspot in Saturn’s cold atmosphere.

Look for Saturn quite low in the east about 45 minutes before sunrise tomorrow. It looks like a moderately bright star. It’s a bit tough to see through the glow of early dawn, but the crescent Moon is close to the right of Saturn, helping you pick out the giant planet. Brilliant Venus, the “morning star,” stands well above them, completing a beautiful tableau in the dawn sky.





Four Requirements.
Man has always been a worshipper of God,  but through the years most of man’s worship has been unacceptable unto God.  The way that leads to life is narrow, and few find it (Matt. 7:13-14) .  In His conversation with the woman at the well, Jesus spoke of four requirements for worship to be pleasing and acceptable unto God.

The Right Place – The Human Heart.
Worship is not limited by time nor space.  “The hour cometh, when ye shall neither in this mountain, nor yet at Jerusalem, worship the Father” (John 4:21) .  Worship involves expressing love and praise unto God, and that takes place in the heart.  “Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart” (Matt. 22:37) .  Much worship designed by man is limited by space.  You’ve got to be in a certain building, before a cross, or some idol before you can worship, but Christian worship is not so limited.  The eunuch worshipped in a chariot,  Peter on a housetop,  Lydia on a riverbank,  Paul & Silas in a prison cell,  and John in exile on an island.  “Home is where the heart is.”  The same is true of worship…where the heart is.

The Right Object – God and Christ.
Much worship is unacceptable because it is not directed unto God.  “Ye worship ye know not what…God is a Spirit:  and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth” (John 4:22, 24) .  Those who worship nature, science, philosophy, or other idols, do not know God.  Israel worshipped a golden calf, the Ephesians the goddess Diana, and the Athenians an unknown god.  All was unacceptable because that was the wrong object.  Worship, to be pleasing and acceptable, must be directed toward God.  “Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve” (Matt. 4:10) .

The Right Attitude – In Spirit.
  Much worship is not pleasing to God because of the attitude of the worshipper.  “God is a Spirit:  and they that worship him must worship him in spirit…” (John 4:24) .  Jesus rebuked the scribes and Pharisees for their arrogance and hypocrisy…the wrong attitude.  The worship of the proud Pharisee was unacceptable, as opposed to the worship of the humble publican (Luke 18:9-14) .  Worship is an activity of the spirit within, and must stem from the right attitude.  It must be sincere, from the heart, with love and enthusiasm.

The Right Method - In Truth.
For worship to be pleasing and acceptable unto God, it must be performed according to His instructions.  “God is a Spirit:  and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth” (John 4:24) .  In regard to the people of His day, Jesus said:  “But in vain they do worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men” (Matt. 15:9) .  They worshipped according to their own plan, not God’s.  Paul rebuked the church in Corinth for their abuse of the Lord’s Supper (1 Cor. 11:17-30) .  For worship to be pleasing unto God it must be “in truth” .  How arrogant for man (the created) to imagine he can design a better plan of worship than God (the Creator)!


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Gloria Jean Bosley

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Gloria Jean Bosley

Age 78, of Parkersburg, WV, passed away November 10, 2012, at the Willows Center.

She was born December 28, 1933, at Braxton County, WV, a daughter of the late Russell A. and Clara Ann Shock Bosley.

Gloria was a member of the Red Hat Society at the Willows.

She was Catholic by faith.

She is survived by several nieces and nephews, including special niece, Pamela Starcher, and nephew, Robert A. Bosley.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by three sisters, Mona Buras, Mattie LaCorte and Arbutus Tunstall; and six brothers, Russell, William, Leon, Clinton, Jim and Robert L. “Shorty” Bosley.

The family will receive friends at Vaughan Funeral Home, 1010 Murdoch Ave., Parkersburg, from 10:00-11:00 AM Tuesday.

Interment will follow at Sugar Creek Cemetery, Gassaway, WV.

Juanita Cook

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Juanita Cook

Age 85, of Tague, Braxton County, WV, passed away October 30, 2012 at Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital, Weston.

She was born May 16, 1927 in Kentucky, a daughter of the late Gordon and Iva Mitchell Frame.

She was retired from BF Goodrich with 39 years of service. She enjoyed reading, sewing, crocheting and working the voter polls in the elections.

She was a member of the Charity Baptist Church.

Juanita is survived by sons, Richard and Mark Cook both of Frametown, WV; daughter, Brenda Lytle of Frametown; daughter-in-law, Arlene Cook of Frametown; brother, Eugene Frame of Frametown; sister, Merceda Long of Frametown; five grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by husband, Spurgeon Cook and son, Stanley Cook.

Service was held at 2:00 PM Sunday, November 04, 2012 at Richard M. Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway with Elder Larry Fisher and Preacher Bill Lytle officiating.

Burial followed in the Sugar Creek Cemetery, Gassaway.

Friends called from 6:00 to 9:00 PM Saturday at the funeral home.

Arrangements by Richard M. Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway.


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History on November 11, yyyy

Today is Sunday, Nov. 11, the 316th day of 2012. There are 50 days left in the year. This is Veterans Day in the U.S., Remembrance Day in Canada.

Thought for Today:

“Old myths, old gods, old heroes have never died. They are only sleeping at the bottom of our mind, waiting for our call. We have need for them. They represent the wisdom of our race.“—Stanley Kunitz, American poet laureate (1905-2006).

Today’s Highlight in History:

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On Nov. 11, 1918, fighting in World War I came to an end with the signing of an armistice between the Allies and Germany.

On this date:

In 1620, 41 Pilgrims aboard the Mayflower, anchored off Massachusetts, signed a compact calling for a “body politick.“

In 1831, former slave Nat Turner, who’d led a violent insurrection, was executed in Jerusalem, VA.

In 1889, Washington became the 42nd state.

In 1909, President William Howard Taft accepted the recommendation of a joint Army-Navy board that Pearl Harbor in the Hawaiian Islands be made the principal U.S. naval station in the Pacific.

In 1921, the remains of an unidentified American service member were interred in a Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery in a ceremony presided over by President Warren G. Harding.

In 1932, a new tomb to house the remains of the Unknown Soldier was dedicated at Arlington National Cemetery.

In 1942, during World War II, Germany completed its occupation of France.

In 1960, South Vietnamese President Ngo Dinh Diem survived a coup attempt by army rebels. (However, he was overthrown and killed in 1963.)

In 1966, Gemini 12 blasted off from Cape Kennedy with astronauts James A. Lovell and Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin Jr. aboard.

In 1972, the U.S. Army turned over its base at Long Binh to the South Vietnamese, symbolizing the end of direct U.S. military involvement in the Vietnam War.

In 1987, following the failure of two Supreme Court nominations, President Ronald Reagan announced his choice of Judge Anthony M. Kennedy, who went on to win confirmation.

In 1992, the Church of England voted to ordain women as priests.

Ten years ago:

Iraqi lawmakers denounced a tough, new U.N. resolution on weapons inspections as dishonest, provocative and worthy of rejection. But the Iraqi parliament said it ultimately would trust whatever President Saddam Hussein decided.

Five years ago:

President Gen. Pervez Musharraf said Pakistan would stick to its January schedule for parliamentary elections, but set no time limit on emergency rule.

Marking his fifth Veterans Day since the invasion of Iraq, President George W. Bush honored U.S. troops past and present at a tearful ceremony in Texas.

One year ago:

Heralding the end of one war and the drawdown of another, President Barack Obama observed Veterans Day at Arlington National Cemetery by urging Americans to hire the thousands of servicemen and women coming home from Iraq and Afghanistan.

In the evening, President Obama and his wife, Michelle, watched from midcourt as No. 1 North Carolina beat Michigan State 67-55 in the Carrier Classic on the flight deck of the USS Carl Vinson, anchored off the coast of San Diego.

A gunman armed with an assault rifle fired a series of shots at the White House from long range; suspect Oscar Ramiro Ortega-Hernandez is charged with the attempted assassination of President Obama.

Today’s Birthdays:

Dancer-choreographer Nicholas Royce is 87

Comedian Jonathan Winters is 87

Jazz singer-musician Mose Allison is 85

Actress Bibi Andersson is 77

Country singer Narvel Felts is 74

Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-CA, is 72

Americana roots singer/songwriter Chris Smither is 68

Rock singer-musician Vince Martell (Vanilla Fudge) is 67

The president of Nicaragua, Daniel Ortega, is 67

Golfer Fuzzy Zoeller is 61

Pop singer-musician Paul Cowsill (The Cowsills) is 61

Rock singer-musician Andy Partridge (XTC) is 59

Singer Marshall Crenshaw is 59

Rock singer Dave Alvin is 57

Rock musician Ian Craig Marsh (Human League; Heaven 17) is 56

Actor Stanley Tucci is 52

Actress Demi Moore is 50

Actress Calista Flockhart is 48

Actor Philip McKeon is 48

Rock musician Scott Mercado is 48

Actor Frank John Hughes is 45

TV personality Carson Kressley is 43

Actor David DeLuise is 41

Actor Adam Beach is 40

Actor Leonardo DiCaprio is 38

Rock musician Jonathan Pretus (Cowboy Mouth) is 31

NFL quarterback Mark Sanchez is 26

Actress Christa B. Allen is 21

Actor Ian Patrick (TV: “The Neighbors”) is 10

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Flatwoods: WV Hotline to Help with High-Risk Pregnancies

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West Virginia has a new hotline to get women with high-risk pregnancies and their newborns into intensive care beds more quickly.

Public Health Commissioner Marian Swinker announced creation of the perinatal One Call System this week.

Doctors and hospitals have long needed easily accessible, current information about availability in Neonatal Intensive Care Units and maternal high-risk units.

The three hospitals that provide that kind of care are Charleston Area Medical Center’s Women and Children’s Hospital, West Virginia University Hospital and Cabell Huntington Hospital.

But 25 others that care for mothers and babies often need transfers.

The Office of Emergency Medical Services created the hotline with the West Virginia Perinatal Partnership. Callers can also get consultations with specialists.

The EMS Medical Coordination Center in Flatwoods will operate the hotline at 1.866.893.7266.

GSC Fall 2012 Pioneer Preview - November 10, 2012 - This Saturday

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The annual Glenville State College Fall 2012 Pioneer Preview will take place on Saturday, November 10, 2012.

This event is held for prospective students and their families to tour the campus and learn about GSC academic degree programs and student services.

“This is a perfect opportunity to visit the GSC campus and see what the Pioneer experience is all about. You will be able to have a conversation with students, faculty, and staff to discover the perfect fit for you. Once you have seen what we have to offer, you are welcome to tailgate and root for the Pioneers with the rest of the GSC family. Join us and find out Where You Belong,“ said GSC Vice President for Enrollment Management Duane Chapman.

“After visiting the GSC campus for the 2010 Fall Preview, I knew I had found the college for me! I liked the size of campus and the excellent education program” said Derrick Woods, a GSC sophomore Education (Math 5 – Adult) major from Elkins, West Virginia (Randolph County).

The schedule of events for the day is as follows:

•  8:00 – 9:00 AM: Check-in and Breakfast in the Heflin Administration Building

•  9:00 – 10:00 AM: Welcome by Admissions Staff and Presentations by Financial Aid, Student Life, and ROTC

•  10:00 – 11:00 AM: Academic Department Fair in the Mollohan Campus Community Center Ballroom

•  11:00 – 12:00 PM: Campus Tours

•  12:00 – 1:00 PM: Tailgate Lunch at Morris Stadium; 1:00 PM Pioneer Football Game at Morris Stadium (GSC Pioneers vs. Seton Hill Griffins)

For more information on the Fall 2012 Pioneer Preview or Glenville State College, contact the GSC Admissions Office at 304.462.6130 or at 800.924.2010.

Judge Orders Randolph County to Continue Homebound Instruction for Girl Who Refused Vaccines

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A judge says the Randolph County Board of Education must continue providing homebound instruction to a high school senior who refused to get state-mandated vaccinations.

Circuit Judge Jaymie Godwin Wilfong issued the ruling last Thursday.

Olivia Hudok and father Phil sued the school board in September, seeking a religious exemption that would let Olivia resume classes at the Pickens School.

The school is the state’s smallest public institution with just 37 students.

Olivia is one of only three seniors.

Wilfong had previously ordered the district to provide instruction while another lawsuit over immunizations played out in Kanawha County.

On October 17, 2012, the Kanawha County Circuit Court upheld the state Department of Health and Human Resources’ rule that all seventh- through 12th-graders get Tdap and MCV4 booster vaccinations.

Blackwater Falls Employees Go Old-School with Challenges; Cathedral’s Forest Wrecked from Sandy

Twelve days since “Sandy” hit the spine of the Potomac Highlands, Blackwater Falls State Park employees have been working with no power, heat, or hot water in the lodge.  “Anywhere from 30-50 inches of snow fell across the park as a result of the October 29 storm depending upon where you measure,” said Rob Gilligan, superintendent. Gilligan oversees Blackwater Falls, Canaan Valley, Cathedral and Fairfax Stone state parks.

Cathedral State Park, in adjoining Preston County, a 133-acre tract of virgin hemlock, also took a hit. According to Park Ranger Eric Risinger, all buildings have trees on them and trails are blocked by the massive hemlocks, many of which fell onto the trails from the weight of the snowfall. Cathedral is temporarily closed until some of the more than 24” of snowfall melts and trees can be safely removed from structures and trails.

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Blackwater Falls Lodge Manager Lois Reed takes calls on
the only phone line available at Blackwater Falls Lodge.

The wet, heavy snow has not moved easily with conventional snow removal equipment.  Blackwater staff is used to snow removal in the winter months but this storm is unparalleled to any recent snow fall in memory. The park roads remain closed to continue removal of fallen trees and the dangers of overhanging limbs. Blackwater Falls typically receives 150 inches of snow during a normal winter and ski season.  “This storm generated almost 1/3 of our normal winter snowfall in less than 24 hours and it isn’t winter yet in the valley,” Gilligan said. Employees have worked non-stop since Tuesday October 30 clearing trees and a moving monumental amount of snow, making the park safe for visitation.

Power restoration is possible by Saturday, November 10.  Even with power there will be some structural repairs necessary at Blackwater Falls Lodge and associated structures. Gilligan said park employees have done an outstanding job of sacrificing to get the park area open.  “You’ll not find a more dedicated group of individuals than state park employees.”  Many employees’ homes remain without power and other utilities.

There is one phone line in service at Blackwater Falls.  The volume of calls has been overwhelming from patrons being concerned about the park as well as checking on reservations or wanting to make reservations.  “We are certainly appreciative of the many guests and their understanding with our temporary closure as we get things cleared up,” Gilligan said. “Many callers are unaware of the unusual conditions we are experiencing here at the park and in Tucker County.”

The front desk operation has moved to the gas log fireplace for employees to have some heat in the workplace. Internet and any equipment that requires electricity is not functioning.  “The destruction of power poles and lines from tree damage is extensive here at Blackwater Falls,” Gilligan said.

Information is recorded by pen or pencil, written on a piece of paper, and illuminated by window, fire or flashlight depending upon the time of day. The park number is 304.259.5216.  “We won’t go home and give up. Hard work and dedication gets the job done until the lights come on again. You just pick up and go on,” Gilligan said.

EPA Official Hopeful That Gas Drilling Study Will Answer Key Questions on Water Impacts

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A top official with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is optimistic that a project examining natural gas hydraulic fracturing and drinking water will provide comprehensive guidelines to help scientists and the public identify the key issues.

Glenn Paulson, the EPA’s science advisor, says Friday that a progress report should be released before the end of the year, and a final report in 2014.

He spoke at a University of Pittsburgh conference on health impacts of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking.

Paulson also says he feels the Obama administration is providing enough support to study the issue.

The EPA says natural gas “plays a key role in our nation’s clean energy future” but that serious concerns have been raised about potential impacts to the environment and human health.

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Gilmer County Recreation Center/GSC Bluegrass Band - 11.10.12 - This Saturday

If you missed the concert for the GSC Bluegrass Band, we have you covered.

The Bluegrass Band will be performing again on November 10, 2012 at the Gilmer County Recreation Center.

Doors will open at 5:00 PM and the band will be play from 5:30 to 7:30 PM.

It is a great way to spend a Saturday night.

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Members of the GSC Bluegrass Band
(L-R) Robbie Mann, Toni Doman, Jordan Young, Laiken Boyd,
Ryan Spangenberg, and Richie Jones

Admission for the concert is $5.00 per person, $8.00 for two tickets, and free for children under five.

This is going to be a fantastic night.

Outside under a tent you will be able to purchase, hot off the grill, Italian pepper/onion sausage sandwiches, chips, and a drink before and during the concert.

The first 25 people through the door will receive a small gift from the Recreation Center.

Come out and enjoy an evening of music, and some great food.

It is quickly becoming an evening you won’t want to miss.

Lisa Smarr – Director 304.266.0020

Glenville Community Church Open House – Saturday, 11.10.12

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Pastor Randy Wilson of GLENVILLE COMMUNITY CHURCH, located on Walnut Street in Glenville, WV, invites the community to an Open HOUSE on Saturday, November 10, 2012 from 4:00 – 5:00 PM.

All are welcomed to tour the new addition, enjoy light refreshments, and music entertainment.

A free dinner will be served at 5:30 PM.

Any questions may be directed to Pastor Randy or Cindy Wilson at 304.462.4478.

Sand Fork Baptist Church Celebrating America, Special Tribute to Veterans – 11.11.12 - This Sunday

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Little Pioneers Banquet - 11.11.12 - This Sunday

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The Little Pioneer Banquet will be Sunday, November 11, 2012, at Senior Center at 1:00 PM.

Please make sure all equipment and uniforms are turned in no later than this day.

Cheerleaders need to bring drinks. (League will provide cups)


A-Team Bring a dessert.

B-Team Bring a covered dish (casserole etc.)

C-Team Bring a vegetable

( League will provide main dish and cups, plates,napkins..etc.)

Any questions please call Leisa Dean 304.997.6394

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Bon Appétit: Banana Cream Pie

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  3/4 cup white sugar
  1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  1/4 teaspoon salt
  2 cups milk
  3 egg yolks, beaten
  2 tablespoons butter
  1 1/4 teaspoons vanilla extract
  1 (9 inch) pie crust, baked
  4 bananas, sliced


In a saucepan, combine the sugar, flour, and salt.

Add milk in gradually while stirring gently.

Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until the mixture is bubbly.

Keep stirring and cook for about 2 more minutes, and then remove from the burner.

Stir a small quantity of the hot mixture into the beaten egg yolks, and immediately add egg yolk mixture to the rest of the hot mixture.

Cook for 2 more minutes; remember to keep stirring.

Remove the mixture from the stove, and add butter and vanilla.

Stir until the whole thing has a smooth consistency.

Slice bananas into the cooled baked pastry shell.

Top with pudding mixture.

Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 12 to 15 minutes.

Chill for an hour.

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Stargazing - 11.10.12

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The crescent Moon will be in the eastern sky at first light tomorrow.

Venus, the “morning star,” is close to the upper left of the Moon, while Spica, the brightest star of Virgo, is a little farther to the lower left of the Moon.

Moon and Companions

As the Moon orbits Earth, the same hemisphere always aims our way. But it’s like the face of a bobblehead doll — it bounces around a little bit. Over the course of the Moon’s month-long cycle of phases, this “bounciness” allows us to see a total of 59% of the lunar surface. And until spacecraft began flying around the Moon, that provided the only way to see any of the Moon’s hidden farside.

Several factors contribute to these motions, known as librations. The main ones are the Moon’s tilt on its axis and its changing orbital speed.

The Moon’s axis is tilted a bit with respect to its orbit around Earth. That causes first its north pole and then its south pole to tip toward us. That allows us to see over the poles a bit, revealing a smidgen of the Moon’s farside.

And the Moon’s distance from Earth changes, which causes the Moon to speed up and slow down as it goes around our planet. But the Moon spins on its axis at a near-constant speed. The difference in those two motions allows us to see around the Moon’s eastern and western limbs, adding tiny slivers of lunar territory to the view from Earth.

And the view will be especially pretty tomorrow, as the crescent Moon is in the eastern sky at first light. And it has a couple of bright companions. Venus, the “morning star,” is close to the upper left of the Moon. And Spica, the brightest star of Virgo, is a little farther to the lower left of the Moon.

G-MM™: Meditation Moment - 11.10.12


‘You cannot be the slave of both God and money.’

Is it possible to give all to God?

Is it possible to be God’s servant, God’s slave, as the gospel says?

Most of us experience the push and pull of so many other attractions.

It may be money, or success, or some other influence on our lives.

At such times, there is little room for God.

My God, you are my All.

Yet you see how comparatively rarely I think of you, and how I ignore others in the pursuit of my own concerns.

Touch my heart, Lord. Make me sensitive to the goodness around me: the goodness of sympathy, kindness, generosity, which so impressed Paul.

Give me your Spirit, so that I may be a person of sympathy, kindness and generosity.

Philippians 4:10-19. Happy are those who fear the Lord—Ps 111(112):1-2, 5-6, 8-9. Luke 16:9-15.

Everett E. James

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Everett E. James

Age 77 of Weston, WV, formerly of Gilmer County, WV, departed this life at 10:50 AM, Thursday, November 08, 2012 at his residence following an extended illness.

He was born March 20, 1935 in Gilmer County a son of the late Aubra V. and Rhoda Whitsel James.

Everett was a graduate of Normantown High School and served in the US Army.  After his military service, Everett worked many jobs including General Motors in OH; co-owned and operated a service station in Gassaway, WV; was a mail carrier and worked for the Department of Highways.

Everett grew up a county boy who enjoyed outdoor activities such as hunting and gardening.  He enjoyed playing croquet with his siblings and gardening with Doug and Johnny.  He was a very special kind, Christian man with a great sense of humor.  He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend.

He was a member of the Mt. Carmel Baptist Church.

On March 12, 1961 he was united in marriage to Greta Allen James who survives at their Weston home.

One son survives:  Douglas James and wife Stephanie and his 3 grandchildren, Samantha, Robbie and Shirania James all of Walkersville, WV.

Two brothers and two sisters survive:  Bill James and Joe James and wife Vicki both of Normantown, WV; Jetta Sue Holliday of FL and Euda Daniels and husband Tom of Weston.  A sister-in-law and brother-in-law survive:  Veda James of Normantown and Donald “Amos” Burrows of Parkersburg, WV along with many nieces and nephews.

Besides his parents he was preceded by two sisters, Violet Fern Helmick and Betty Lou Burrows and one brother, Michael John James.

Funeral services will be conducted at the Ellyson Mortuary, Inc. Glenville at 3:00 PM Sunday, November 11, 2012 with Rev. Richard Westfall officiating.

Burial will follow in the Oak Grove Cemetery at Normantown.

Friends may call at the Mortuary from 1:00-3:00 PM, Sunday.

Ellyson Mortuary, Inc. is assisting the family of Everett E. James with arrangements.

Julie Ann Fox Caine Anderson Rancourt

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Julie Ann Fox Caine Anderson Rancourt

of Florida, age 68, passed away October 31, 2012 at Woodside Hospice Center in St. Petersburg, Florida.

She was born in Weston, WV, May 16, 1944: daughter of the late William Hayward Fox and Maebee Fox.

She is survived by her mother in St. Petersburg, FL, and son, Bryan K. Caine and his wife, Charlotte of Springfield, VA.

Also surviving is her loving and constant companion of 12-years, James Warren; two step-daughters, Susan Pultz and Robyn Laurie; three step-sons, Roger, Charlie and Ricky Anderson; one niece, four nephews and seven great-nieces and great-nephews.

She has a deceased brother, Paul Fox and two deceased step-sons. She also has a deceased son, George Mark Caine III.

Her wishes were to be cremated. Her ashes will be put to rest beside her last husband, Robert Rancourt in Springfield, VA.

A Life Tribute is in charge.

Joseph Bernard Boyle Jr.

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Joseph Bernard Boyle Jr.

Age 87, of 1356 U.S. Hwy 33W Weston, WV (Waldeck Community), passed away at 8:50 PM Tuesday November 06, 2012 in the WV Veteran’s Nursing Facility in Clarksburg, following an illness of four years.

Joe was born July 19, 1925 at Fink, a son of the late Joseph B. Boyle Sr. and Margaret Lydon Boyle.

On February 16, 1952, he married the former Theresa Reeder who died October 05, 2008.

Surviving are two sons, Joseph F. Boyle of Brookville, OH, and Patrick D. Boyle of Weston, two daughters Judith M. Boyle-Devono of Clarksburg, and Mary M. Boyle of Bridgeport. Four grandchildren, Alecia, Kelsey, Eric, and Ryan. One brother Edward F. Boyle of Salem and one sister Catherine Joann Boyle of Fink.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Dr. Robert W. Boyle.

Mr. Boyle was a Master Welder with the Equitable Gas Company with over 38 years of service. He was a veteran of the US Army, serving during WWII in the European Theater.

He was a lifelong member of the St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Weston.

He was a member of the VFW Post #1976. He attended Conroy School in Fink and later finished his schooling at St. Patrick’s High School. He later graduated from the WV Business School. He was an avid hunter, gardener, and farmer. He was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather.

Friends called at the Pat Boyle Funeral Home and Cremation Service at 144 Hackers Creek Rd. Jane Lew WV on Friday, November 09, 2012 from 4:00-8:00 PM.

A Rosary Service was held at 7:30 PM in the funeral home chapel.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, November 10, 2012 at 10:00 AM from the St. Patrick’s Catholic Church with Father J. Stephen Vallelonga and Father Leo Lydon as celebrants.

Interment will follow in the St. Mary’s Church Cemetery at Fink, WV.

Full military honors will be accorded by the Lewis County Honor Guard.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the St. Mary’s Church Cemetery, at PO Box 569 Jane Lew, WV 26378.

Michael B. Shock

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Michael B. Shock

of Ohio, age 57, passed away October 24, 2012 after a short illness.

He was born October 17, 1955 in Lewis County, WV: son of Richard Shock and Margaret Bonnett Shock Kleckner.

He attended Buckhannon High School before joining the U. S. Navy. He married his first wife, Janet L. Funk on June 30, 1978.

He married his second wife, Ann McNutt in 2009.

Michael is preceded in death by his first wife, Janet L. Funk in 2006 and two siblings, Kimberly and Timothy Shock.

Beloved son, brother, father and husband, Michael is survived by his mother, Margaret Kleckner of Buckhannon; father, Richard Shock of Powder Springs, GA; his wife, Ann Shock of Newcomerstown, Ohio; two daughters, Kimberly Shock of Bolivar, Ohio and Holly (William) Amore of Newcomerstown, Ohio; one son, Michael Shock of Newcomerstown, Ohio; granddaughter, Lindsey Amore; two brothers, Darren (Angela) Shock and Steven (Chris) Shock of Kennesaw, GA.

He will be missed by many nieces, nephews, cousins, in-laws and friends.

Michael requested no services.

If you would like to give a donation, you may give to the Community Hospice, 716 Commercial Avenue, SW, New Philadelphia, OH 44663.

Richard Lee Sandy, Sr.

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Richard Lee Sandy, Sr.

Age 65, of Center Point, WV departed this life on Thursday, November 08, 2012 following a brief illness in his residence surrounded by his loving family.

He was born September 21, 1947 in Worthington a son of the late Wayne Sandy and Louise Booth Halpenny.

On October 07, 1967 he married LeEllen Yeater Sandy who survives.

Also surviving are two daughters, Melissa Price and companion Walter Skinner, Mt. Clare, Amanda Sandy and companion Steve Underwood, Pennsboro, two sons, Richard Sandy, Jr. and wife Kimberly, Center Point, Jason Sandy and wife Ashley, Center Point, six grandchildren, Jarrod, Emily, Chase and Dillon Sandy, Dakota and Khristian Price, two sisters, Carolyn Ash, Enterprise, Joan Weekly, Worthington, two brothers, Roy (Duck) Sandy and wife Linda, Enterprise, James “Bud” Sandy and wife Anita, Enterprise, mother-in-law, Hazel Yeater, Center Point brother-in-law, David Yeater, Center Point, sister-in-law, Nancy Alkire, Ellenboro and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his sister, Deloris Gregory.

Richard was retired from Glaspell Lumber Company with 38 years service as a Timber man and Dozer Operator. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, 4 wheeling and most of all spending time with his grandchildren and family.

Funeral services will be conducted in the Spurgeon Funeral Home 212 Front St. West Union on Sunday, November 11, 2012 at 1:00 PM with Pastor Shawn Dahlheimer presiding.

Interment will follow in the Underwood Cemetery at Ashley.

The family will receive friends in the funeral home chapel on Saturday November 10, 2012 from 4:00-8:00 PM and after 11:00 AM on Sunday until time of service.

Spurgeon Funeral Home is privileged to serve the Sandy family.


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History on November 10, yyyy

Today is Saturday, Nov. 10, the 315th day of 2012. There are 51 days left in the year.

Thought for Today:

“Let the world know you as you are, not as you think you should be, because sooner or later, if you are posing, you will forget the pose, and then where are you?“—Fanny Brice, American actress and singer (1891-1951).

Today’s Highlight in History:

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On Nov. 10, 1972, three armed men hijacked Southern Airways Flight 49, a DC-9 with 24 other passengers on board during a stopover in Birmingham, AL, and demanded $10 million in ransom. (The 30-hour ordeal, which involved landings in nine U.S. cities and Toronto, finally ended with a second landing in Cuba, where the hijackers were taken into custody by Cuban authorities.)

On this date:

In 1775, the U.S. Marines were organized under authority of the Continental Congress.

In 1871, journalist-explorer Henry M. Stanley found Scottish missionary David Livingstone, who had not been heard from for years, near Lake Tanganyika in central Africa.

In 1919, the American Legion opened its first national convention in Minneapolis.

In 1928, Japanese Emperor Hirohito (hee-roh-hee-toh) was formally enthroned, almost two years after his ascension.

In 1938, Kate Smith first sang Irving Berlin’s “God Bless America” on her CBS radio program. Turkish statesman Mustafa Kemal Ataturk died in Istanbul at age 57.

In 1942, Winston Churchill delivered a speech in London in which he said, “I have not become the King’s First Minister to preside over the liquidation of the British Empire.“

In 1951, customer-dialed long-distance telephone service began as Mayor M. Leslie Denning of Englewood, NJ, called Alameda, CA, Mayor Frank Osborne without operator assistance.

In 1954, the U.S. Marine Corps Memorial, depicting the raising of the American flag on Iwo Jima in 1945, was dedicated by President Dwight D. Eisenhower in Arlington, Va.

In 1961, the satirical war novel “Catch-22” by Joseph Heller was first published by Simon & Schuster.

In 1969, the children’s educational program “Sesame Street” made its debut on National Educational Television (later PBS).

In 1975, the ore-hauling ship SS Edmund Fitzgerald and its crew of 29 mysteriously sank during a storm in Lake Superior with the loss of all on board.

In 1982, the newly finished Vietnam Veterans Memorial was opened to its first visitors in Washington, D.C., three days before its dedication. Soviet leader Leonid I. Brezhnev died at age 75.

Ten years ago:

Bush administration officials promised “zero tolerance” if Saddam Hussein refused to comply with international calls to disarm.

About a dozen tornadoes killed 36 people in Tennessee, Ohio, Alabama, Mississippi and Pennsylvania.

Five years ago:

Six U.S. troops died in an insurgent ambush, making 2007 the deadliest year for American forces in Afghanistan since 2001.

During an Ibero-American summit in Santiago, Chile, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez kept interrupting Spanish Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero as he defended his predecessor, Jose Maria Aznar, whom Chavez had repeatedly referred to as a “fascist”; Spain’s King Juan Carlos finally told Chavez, “Why don’t you shut up?“

A stagehands strike shut down most Broadway shows, with curtains rising again 19 days later.

Author Norman Mailer, 84, died in New York.

The mother of rapper Kanye West, Donda West, died at a Los Angeles-area hospital at age 58 a day after undergoing plastic surgery.

Miami ended its 70-year stay at the famed Orange Bowl with a lopsided 48-0 loss to Virginia.

One year ago:

The National Archives released a transcript of former President Richard Nixon’s 1975 grand jury testimony after a judge ordered the government to do so; in it, a feisty and cagey Nixon defended his legacy and Watergate-era actions.

Calle 13, the Puerto Rican hip-hop duo, swept the Latin Grammy Awards in Las Vegas.

Today’s Birthdays:

Actor Russell Johnson is 88

Film composer Ennio Morricone (EHN’-yoh mor-ee-KOHN’-eh) is 84

Blues singer Bobby Rush is 78

Actor Albert Hall is 75

Country singer Donna Fargo is 71

Sen. Saxby Chambliss, R-GA, is 69

Lyricist Tim Rice is 68

Rock singer-musician Greg Lake (Emerson, Lake and Palmer) is 65

Actress-dancer Ann Reinking is 63

Actor Jack Scalia is 62

Movie director Roland Emmerich is 57

Actor Matt Craven is 56

Actor-comedian Sinbad is 56

Actress Mackenzie Phillips is 53

Author Neil Gaiman (GAY’-mihn) is 52

Actress Vanessa Angel is 49

Actor Hugh Bonneville (TV: “Downton Abbey”) is 49

Actor-comedian Tommy Davidson is 49

Actor Michael Jai (jy) White is 48

Country singer Chris Cagle is 44

Actor-comedian Tracy Morgan is 44

Actress Ellen Pompeo (pahm-PAY’-oh) (TV: “Grey’s Anatomy”) is 43

Rapper-producer Warren G is 42

Actor Walton Goggins is 41

Comedian-actor Chris Lilley is 38

Rock singer-musician Jim Adkins (Jimmy Eat World) is 37

Rapper Eve is 34

Rock musician Chris Joannou (joh-AN’-yoo)(Silverchair) is 33

Actor Bryan Neal is 32

Actress Heather Matarazzo is 30

Country singer Miranda Lambert is 29

Actor Josh Peck is 26

Actress Kiernan Shipka (TV: “Mad Men”) is 13

Actress Mackenzie Foy (Film: the “Twilight” films) is 12

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GSC Receives Second Grant from Weyerhaeuser

The Glenville State College Land Resource Department has been awarded a grant from the Weyerhaeuser Company for a second year in a row.

The $2,185 grant has been used to purchase advanced forestry tools in tree measurement to enhance the GSC Forest Technology program.

“Providing hands-on training with up-to-date technology is essential to graduate students with the skills and knowledge needed in managing our natural resources sustainably.  We appreciate Weyerhaeuser’s commitment to helping the Land Resources Department offer the best possible education for our students,“ said GSC Land Resources Department Chair Dr. Milan C. Vavrek.

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GSC Land Resource Department students Johnny King (L) and Ethan Epling (R) use the newly
purchased laser hypsometers to estimate the height of trees. These instruments are two
of the six units that were purchased through a grant received from the Weyerhaeuser Company.

“This award demonstrates Weyerhaeuser’s unwavering support to the GSC Forest Technology program. This grant allows us to purchase laser hypsometers to enhance the knowledge and skills of forestry students in timber inventory operation. We would like to express our gratitude for the support of the Giving Fund Advisory Committee of Weyerhaeuser in West Virginia particularly its facility in Heaters, West Virginia. We hope to continue to partner with Weyerhaeuser in the years to come,“ said GSC Associate Professor of Forestry Dr. Rico Gazal.

Vavrek says the local Weyerhaeuser Giving Fund advisory committee members including James ‘Jimmy’ Jenkins were instrumental in securing the grant. GSC Land Resources faculty, staff, and students are appreciative of Jenkins and his support of the donation. Jenkins is a Raw Materials Specialist at Weyerhaeuser’s Braxton County location and is a member of the GSC Forest Technology Program Advisory Committee.

Students enrolled in the Glenville State College Land Resources program may choose from concentrations in applied science, business management, criminal justice, environmental science, forest technology, landman technology, and land surveying technology.

For more information about the grant and the program, contact Vavrek at “” or 304.462.6375.

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