Today is Sunday, June 20, the 171st day of 2010. There are 194 days left in the year. This is Father’s Day.
Thought for Today: “A man’s errors are his portals of discovery.“ — James Joyce, Irish poet (1882-1941).
Today’s Highlight in History:
On June 20, 1893, a jury in New Bedford, Mass., found Lizzie Borden not guilty of the ax murders of her father and stepmother.
On this date:
In 1782, Congress approved the Great Seal of the United States.
In 1837, Queen Victoria acceded to the British throne following the death of her uncle, King William IV.
In 1863, West Virginia became the 35th state.
In 1910, entertainer Fanny Brice made her official debut with The Ziegfeld Follies.
In 1943, race-related rioting erupted in Detroit; federal troops were sent in two days later to quell the violence that resulted in more than 30 deaths.
In 1947, Benjamin “Bugsy” Siegel was shot dead at the Beverly Hills, Calif., mansion of his girlfriend, Virginia Hill, apparently at the order of mob associates.
In 1960, Floyd Patterson regained his world heavyweight title as he knocked out Ingemar Johansson during their rematch at New York’s Polo Grounds.
In 1963, the United States and Soviet Union signed an agreement to set up a “hot line” between the two superpowers.
In 1967, boxer Muhammad Ali was convicted in Houston of violating Selective Service laws by refusing to be drafted. (Ali’s conviction was ultimately overturned by the Supreme Court).
In 1990, South African black nationalist Nelson Mandela and his wife, Winnie, arrived in New York City for a ticker-tape parade in their honor as they began an eight-city US tour.
Ten years ago:
• After a furious last-minute lobbying blitz by the Clinton administration, the Senate voted 57-42 to approve legislation making it easier for federal prosecutors to try hate crimes, attaching the measure to a defense authorization bill. (However, the House ended up stripping the hate crimes provision from the defense bill.)
Five years ago:
• During a joint news conference with European leaders at the White House, President George W. Bush said he was determined to complete the mission of establishing democracy in Iraq because the world would be a better place for it.
• A suicide car bomber killed at least 15 traffic policemen outside police headquarters in Irbil, Iraq. Kuwait’s first female Cabinet member (Massouma al-Mubarak) took the oath of office over the shouts of Muslim fundamentalist and tribal lawmakers opposed to women in politics.
One year ago:
• Iranian music student Neda Agha Soltan, 27, was gunned down during election protests in Tehran; her dying moments were caught on video and circulated widely on the Internet, making her name a rallying cry for the opposition and sparking international outrage.
Actress Olympia Dukakis is 79
Actor Martin Landau is 79
Actor James Tolkan is 79
Actor Danny Aiello is 77
Blues musician Lazy Lester is 77
Actor John Mahoney is 70
Movie director Stephen Frears is 69
Singer-songwriter Brian Wilson is 68
Actor John McCook is 65
Singer Anne Murray is 65
TV personality Bob Vila is 64
Musician Andre Watts is 64
Actress Candy Clark is 63
Producer Tina Sinatra is 62
Rhythm-and-blues singer Lionel Richie is 61
Actor John Goodman is 58
Rock musician Michael Anthony is 56
Pop musician John Taylor is 50
Rock musician Mark DeGliantoni (de-GLI’-an-toh-nee) is 48
Rock musician Murphy Karges (Sugar Ray) is 43
Actress Nicole Kidman is 43
Country/bluegrass singer-musician Dan Tyminski is 43
Movie director Robert Rodriguez is 42
Actor Peter Paige is 41
Actor Josh Lucas is 39
Rock singer Chino Moreno (Deftones) is 37
Country-folk singer-songwriter Amos Lee is 33
Country singer Chuck Wicks is 31
Christian rock musician Chris Dudley (Underoath) is 27
Actor Mark Saul is 25
Actor Chris Mintz-Plasse (plahs) is 21
Actress Maria Lark (TV: “Medium”) is 13
Country Store Museum Opens
Informal Music Sessions – all over town, all day and evening
Kemper Family’s Hand Carved Birds - Little Kanawha Valley Bank - Howard Street
Papa Gainer’s Favorite Songs - Trinity United Methodist Church - Main Street
Craft sales open
Quilt Show - Trinity Methodist Church until 4:00 PM
Basket Making Workshop - Joyce Cain 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Unaccompanied Gospel Sing - Trinity United Methodist Church
Historical Reenactor - Chief Cornstalk Dan Cutler - Holt House
Storytelling Tent - Kirk Judd
Singing Tent - Molly Waters and Mary Shipley
Storytelling Tent - Sherrell Wigal
Musicians/Dancers meet at Conrad Motel lot to go to nursing home
Lion’s Club Parade - Main Street
Under 50 Fiddle & Banjo Contests - Register 1:30 PM, GSC Fine Arts Bldg.
2:30 - 4:00 PM
Storytelling Tent - WV Belle open mic.
Spelling Bee - Trinity U. Methodist Church
Singing Tent - Ron, Linda, & Rory Mullennex
Historical Reenactor - Anne Bailey, Patty Cooper -Holt House
Children’s Activities - Behind the Baptist Church - Powell Street
Singing Tent - Falling Branch String Band
Storytelling Tent - Janet Smart
Awards – Bird ID Contest - Little Kanawha Valley Bank, Howard Street
Shape Note Singing Workshop - Robert Carpenter - Church of Christ
Singing Tent - Grayson Samples
Evening Music Program - GSC Fine Arts Bldg., Donations
Old Time Square Dance – Donations - Dance Platform
Sunday, June 20, 2010
Church Service and Singing - Job’s Temple, Rt. 5 West, 10 miles
Regional and State Employment and Unemployment
In May, 37 states and the District of Columbia registered over-the-month unemployment rate decreases, 6 states recorded rate increases, and 7 states had no rate change.
Nonfarm payroll employment increased in 41 states and the District of Columbia, decreased in 5 states, and was unchanged in 4 states.
Consumer Price Index
On a seasonally adjusted basis, the CPI-U declined 0.2% in May after falling 0.1% in April.
The index for all items less food and energy increased 0.1% in May after being unchanged in April.
Real average hourly earnings for all employees rose 0.5% from April to May, seasonally adjusted.
This increase stems from a 0.3% increase in average hourly earnings and a 0.2% decrease in the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U).
Real average weekly earnings rose 0.8% over the month.
Producer Price Index
The Producer Price Index for Finished Goods moved down 0.3% in May, seasonally adjusted.
This decline followed a 0.1% decrease in April and a 0.7% increase in March.
Prices for finished goods less foods and energy rose 0.2%.
U.S. Import and Export Price Indexes
U.S. import prices declined 0.6% in May, after rising 1.1% in April and 0.4% in March.
The decrease was led by falling fuel prices.
In contrast, the price index for U.S. exports increased 0.7% in May following increases of 1.2% and 0.7% in April and March, respectively.
1 pkg (10 oz) frozen chopped spinach
1/4 Cup finely chopped onion
1 clove garlic, crushed or grated
1/3 tsp red pepper flakes
2 tsp olive oil
1/4 Cup grated Parmesan cheese
2 tbsp chopped dry packed sun dried tomatoes
4 chicken cutlets (about 4 oz each) or 4 chicken breast halves, trimmed and pounded thin into cutlets
1/2 C chicken broth or dry white wine
Prepare spinach per package directions.
Transfer to strainer and press firmly with back of spoon or squeeze to remove excess moisture.
There should be 1/2 cup spinach.
Meanwhile, combine onion, garlic, red pepper flakes, 1 teaspoon of the oil, and 1 tablespoon water in medium nonstick skillet.
Turn heat to medium; when onion sizzles, turn heat to low, cover, and cook, stirring once, until softened, about 3 minutes.
In small bowl, stir together onion mixture, cheese, and spinach.
Set skillet aside.
Sprinkle tomatoes evenly on smooth side of chicken.
Divide spinach mixture among cutlets.
Spread to edges of 3 sides, leaving about 1” at narrow tip free of spinach.
Loosely roll up chicken, ending with narrow tip, and secure with wooden picks.
Add remaining 1 teaspoon oil to skillet now.
Add chicken and cook over medium heat, turning, until golden brown on all sides, about 10 minutes.
Add broth, cover, and cook over low heat, about 7 minutes.
Uncover and transfer roulades to serving platter.
Cover with foil to keep warm.
Boil juices in skillet until reduced to a glaze, about 5 minutes.
Diagonally slice roulades into inch thick pieces, drizzle with pan juices, and serve.
Two utility companies say electricity for a proposed high transmission power line will be needed sooner than first thought.
American Electric Power and Allegheny Energy announced Friday that new studies by independent grid operator PJM Interconnection “recommend construction” of the Potomac-Appalachian Transmission Highline (PATH) by June 01, 2015 at the latest.
The companies say PJM did new analyses this year and it shows demand for additional electricity will be in high demand in the Mid-Atlantic region in the coming years.
PATH is a 275-mile, 765-kilovolt line that would begin at the John Amos Power Plant in Putnam County, go through the eastern panhandle and end at Frederick, Maryland.
The project has been filed with the state Public Service Commission but a final decision isn’t scheduled for several months.
Worrying is often about the future.
We may be looking for a job; we worry about tomorrow’s food or next week’s rent.
Jesus tells us not to worry ourselves into ulcers because of tomorrow’s needs.
Today’s difficulties are enough.
Jesus is telling us not to fret about tomorrow’s needs, whether our material needs—food and clothing and the like—or our spiritual needs—our slow progress in virtue, our lethargy in prayer.
There is no need for worry, Jesus says.
His words should always be before us, for our comfort.
Father, grant that they will guide us all through life, but, above all, today.
Mary Ladene Brown Sadler Cox
Age 80 of Rt. 1 Greenwood, (Sugar Run, Ritchie County), West Virginia went home to be with her Lord on Tuesday, June 15, 2010 at her residence.
She was born on May 13, 1930 in Crawford, TX. Her husband Bedford Cox preceded her in death.
Surviving are two daughters, Janet Houston and husband Bob, McKinney, TX, Suzan Rutan and husband Stu, Greenwood, WV, step daughters, Linda Ricks and husband, George, Ovilla, TX, Carolyn Cox, Waxahachie, TX, step son, Dan Cox and wife Carrie, Alvarado, TX, grandchildren, Andrew Rutan and wife Georgia, Scarlett Myers, Greenwood, WV, Joshua Rutan, Charleston, SC, Mark Rutan, Audrey Persuitic and husband, Braden, Brandon and Colt Cox, Kelly and Haley Ricks, great grandchildren, Brianna Wilson, Giuliano Favata, Dakota Myers and Matthew Rutan.
Mrs. Cox had been a volunteer at Presbyterian Hospital and the public library in Winnsboro, TX and was a member of the First Baptist Church, Winnsboro, TX. She was a loving mother and grandmother and will be sadly missed by her family and friends.
Funeral services were held in Winnsboro, TX at the Beaty Funeral Home on Monday June 21, 2010 at 11:00 AM.
Interment will follow in the Lee Cemetery, Winnsboro, TX. Family and friends will be received in the funeral home chapel on Monday, June 21st, from 9:30 AM until service time.
Today is Saturday, June 19, the 170th day of 2010. There are 195 days left in the year.
Thought for Today: “To seek fulfillment is to invite frustration.“ - Jiddu Krishnamurti, Indian author and philosopher (1895-1986).
Today’s Highlight in History:
On June 19, 1910, the first-ever Father’s Day was celebrated in Spokane, Wash. (The idea for the observance is credited to Sonora Louise Smart Dodd.)
On this date:
In 1862, slavery was outlawed in U.S. territories.
In 1865, Union troops commanded by Maj. Gen. Gordon Granger arrived in Galveston, Texas, with news that the Civil War was over, and that all remaining slaves in Texas were free.
In 1917, during World War I, King George V ordered the British royal family to dispense with German titles and surnames; the family took the name “Windsor.“
In 1934, the Federal Communications Commission was created; it replaced the Federal Radio Commission.
In 1938, four dozen people were killed when a railroad bridge in Montana collapsed, sending a train known as the Olympian hurtling into Custer Creek.
In 1953, Julius Rosenberg, 35, and his wife, Ethel, 37, convicted of conspiring to pass U.S. atomic secrets to the Soviet Union, were executed at Sing Sing Prison in Ossining, N.Y.
In 1964, the Civil Rights Act of 1964 was approved by the Senate, 73-27, after surviving a lengthy filibuster.
In 1977, Pope Paul VI proclaimed a 19th-century Philadelphia bishop, John Neumann (NOY’-muhn), the first male U.S. saint.
In 1986, University of Maryland basketball star Len Bias, the first draft pick of the Boston Celtics, suffered a fatal cocaine-induced seizure.
In 1999, author Stephen King was seriously injured when he was struck by a van driven by Bryan Smith on a two-lane highway in North Lovell, Maine. Britain’s Prince Edward married commoner Sophie Rhys-Jones (rees johnz) in Windsor, England.
Ten years ago:
• The Supreme Court reaffirmed, 6-3, that praying in public schools had to be private, barring officials from letting students lead stadium crowds in prayer before football games.
• The Los Angeles Lakers won their first championship in 12 years, defeating the Indiana Pacers 116-111 in Game 6 of the NBA Finals (the post-game celebration, however, was marred by violent fans).
• Former Japanese Prime Minister Noboru Takeshita died in Tokyo at age 76.
Five years ago:
• Fighting raged across southern Afghanistan as the U.S. military pounded suspected Taliban positions with airstrikes.
• Michael Campbell answered every challenge Tiger Woods threw his way for a two-shot victory in the U.S. Open.
• Fourteen Formula One drivers refused to participate in the United States Grand Prix because of unresolved concerns over the safety of their Michelin tires. (The race was won by Michael Schumacher, one of six drivers who raced using Bridgestone tires.)
One year ago:
• New York Times reporter David S. Rohde (rohd) and Afghan reporter Tahir Ludin escaped from militant captors after more than seven months in captivity in Afghanistan and Pakistan.
Actress Gena Rowlands is 80
Singer Spanky McFarlane (Spanky and Our Gang) is 68
Nobel peace laureate Aung San Suu Kyi (soo chee) is 65
Actress Phylicia Rashad is 62
Rock singer Ann Wilson (Heart) is 60
Musician Larry Dunn is 57
Actress Kathleen Turner is 56
Country singer Doug Stone is 54
Singer Mark DeBarge is 51
Singer-dancer-former “American Idol” judge Paula Abdul is 48
Actor Andy Lauer is 47
Rock singer-musician Brian Vander Ark (Verve Pipe) is 46
Rock musician Brian “Head” Welch is 40
Actress Robin Tunney is 38
Actor Bumper Robinson is 36
Actress Poppy Montgomery is 35
Alt-country singer-musician Scott Avett (AY’-veht) (The Avett Brothers) is 34
Actress Zoe Saldana is 32
Actress Lauren Lee Smith is 30
Actor Paul Dano is 26
2 tbsp vegetable or olive oil
1 lb beef tenderloin, strip, or sirloin, cut into 1” cubes
1 lg white onion, sliced 1/2” thick
4 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 C broth, or water
2 tbsp worcestershire sauce
2 cans (14.5 oz each) no-salt-added diced tomatoes, drained
12 oz shiitake, oyster, or other mushrooms, or a combination, stemmed and sliced 1/4” thick
2 canned chipotle chile peppers in adobo sauce, chopped
1 tsp salt
1/3 C chopped cilantro
Heat oil in Dutch oven over high heat.
When hot, add beef in uncrowded single layer.
Cook, stirring frequently to brown all sides, until almost at desired doneness (about 4 minutes for medium-rare).
Remove to plate, leaving oil behind.
Return pan to medium-high heat.
Cook, stirring occasionally, until brown, about 7 minutes.
Add garlic and stir 1 minute.
Add broth/water and Worcestershire.
Add tomatoes, mushrooms, peppers, and salt and cook, stirring occasionally and scraping up bits stuck to bottom of pan, until mushrooms are done and liquid is reduced to a sauce, about 10 minutes. Season with salt, if desired.
Return meat to pan and heat.
Serve sprinkled with cilantro.
BURNSVILLE – The lake is at summer pool and clear. Fishing is good. Bass are active and feeding in shallow water. Sunfish and crappie have been caught around cover with small jigs and live bait. The tailwaters were stocked May 24. For more information call Corps of Engineers at 304.853.2398.
STONECOAL LAKE – The lake is at summer pool and clear. Fishing is great. Bass are in about 10 to 15 feet of water. Sunfish and crappie have been caught around cover using minnows and live bait. Summer bluegill fishing is getting good. Try live bait in shallow water (1 to 2 feet). A few trout are still being caught on spinners.
STONEWALL JACKSON – The lake is at summer pool and milky. Fishing is good. Bass are active and in about 8 to 10 feet of water. Sunfish and crappie have been caught around cover with small jigs and live bait. The tailwaters were stocked May 24. Before heading to the lake please contact Corps of Engineers at 304.269.7463.
SUMMERSVILLE – The lake is at summer pool and clear. Bass are active and still in about 10 to 15 feet of water. Sunfish and crappie have been caught around cover. Try the upper end of the lake for walleye. Trout were stocked in the tailwaters on May 17. If you are looking for a back country trout fishing experience hike down in and enjoy. For more information call Corps of Engineers at 304.872.5809.
SUTTON – The lake is at summer pool and clear. Fishing is good. Bass are still in about 15 feet of water. Crappie and bluegill have also been caught around standing timber with small jigs and live bait. The tailwaters are normal and clear. It was stocked May 24. Before heading to the lake please call Corps of Engineers at 304.765.2705.
TYGART LAKE – The lake has been at the summer level for the past week. Walleye move into shallow water at dusk to feed. During the day try using jigs and minnows in 30 to 50 feet depths. Smallmouth bass can be caught using crankbaits or tube jigs along the shoreline. Look for white bass at the head of coves or the upper part of the lake. Fish for crappie in the fish shelters between the boat ramps at the marina.
Walleye numbers are as high as they will be for the year in the tailwater, and this is the best place in northern West Virginia to fish for them. There are also lots of trout in the tailwater. Walleye fishing is best during higher flows (1,500 to 5,000 cubic feet per second) and trout fishing is best at low flows (less than 1,000 cubic feet per second). Call the Corps of Engineers telephone hotline at 304.265.5953 for daily lake and tailwater conditions.
CHEAT LAKE - The embayments at the Cheat Lake Park are good areas for bank anglers to catch catfish, sunfish and largemouth bass. Cheat Lake has been one of the top lakes for bass fishing tournament success for the past 5 years. The smallmouth bass population is expanding throughout the lake but is most abundant upstream of Mt. Chateau. Channel catfish are everywhere.
Try the tailwater fishing pier for walleye and sauger. Jigs with minnows or 3-inch power grubs are the best baits. White or chartreuse are good colors. Start fishing at dark when sauger and walleye begin feeding. The pier is located entirely in West Virginia about 25 minutes from Morgantown. Take U.S. Rt. 119 from Morgantown to Point Marion, PA, turn right after crossing the Cheat River and proceed 4 miles to Cheat Dam. The parking lot is in Pennsylvania but the entire pier is in West Virginia. The pier is lighted for night fishing and is handicapped accessible.
OHIO RIVER (New Cumberland, Pike Island, and Hannibal pools and tailwaters): The river is a normal seasonal flow. Lock and dam tailwaters are the place to fish for all species. Hybrid striped bass and white bass will move in and out of the tailwaters and can be caught using a variety of baits including chicken liver. Walleye and sauger are also attracted to the currents at lock and dam tailwaters. During normal or low flows, walleye and sauger will start feeding about an hour before sunset and then throughout the night. Jigs with minnows are particularly good baits but 3-inch plastic grubs will also be productive. White or chartreuse are good colors.
MONONGAHELA RIVER –The river should be in good fishing conditions this week. Muskies can be caught by trolling large crankbaits in the pools The lock and dam tailwaters are the best areas to fish for all species now that the river is at a normal seasonal level. Sauger and walleye are always attracted to the currents at lock and dam tailwaters. A good area for bank fishermen is the calm water at the approach to the locks on the Westover side of the river. During normal flows, start fishing about an hour before sunset because sauger and walleye will begin feeding at dusk. Jigs with minnows are particularly good baits but 3-inch plastic grubs will also be productive. White or chartreuse are good colors. Channel and flathead catfish are abundant throughout the river. Start practicing for the Cabela’s King Cat tournament on June 26 at Morgantown.
Elk River – A few catches of muskie, smallmouth, and walleye reported. The WVDNR is conducting a muskie study on the Elk River currently. If an angler keeps a muskie with what appears to be a metal tag on the dorsal fin, please contact the district office in Pt. Pleasant immediately (304.675.0871). We would like to gather information (total length = tip of snout to maximum length with the tail fin lobes squeezed together, location of capture, tag number) from the tagged fish. Flyers have been placed at put-ins, and in small tackle/convenient stores along the Elk River in Braxton, Clay, and Kanawha counties. Your participation is much appreciated.
CENTRAL WEST VIRGINIA
Water levels are normal and clear. June is a great time to introduce a child to fishing. The weather is nice and fish are very active. If you are looking for a place to go please check fishing regulations and the WVDNR website for a list of public access or call your local WVDNR district office for some advice and a place to take a youngster fishing. Trout stockings for the spring are complete. As long as water levels remain normal you should be able to enjoy trout fishing all summer long. Always tell someone where you are going and when you will return.
WEST-CENTRAL WEST VIRGINIA
This is an excellent time to fish Ohio River Tailwaters. Anglers fishing below the Belleville and Willow Island dams are catching sauger, white bass, hybrid striped bass, and a few other species. Lead headed jigs with twister tails (white or chartreuses), which are fished along the bottom, are the lure of choice. Clever anglers are tipping their jig hooks with minnows. Fishing for white bass can be quite good this time of year and medium-sized white spinners work well. Hybrid striped bass are being caught on the surface, and agitator bobbers, and large surface plugs work well for these top water feeders. Best spots to fish these areas include eddies and back-current sections, and anywhere that river flows are unusual.
Also along the Ohio River this year, fishing for black bass (largemouth, smallmouth, and spotted bass) has been excellent. Bass anglers are using spinner-baits, rubber worms, jig-and-pig type combos, and shad colored crank baits. Largemouth are being caught along embayments, and the smallmouth and spots are being taken from the river.
Fishing for largemouth bass in area lakes has been very good. Slowly fished rubber worms or jig-and-pig combos, and spinner baits are good terminal tackle choices. As the water warms surface baits will also be productive. Area lakes with good angling opportunities include Mountwood in Wood County, Conaway Run in Tyler County, Charles Fork in Roane County, North Bend Lake in Ritchie County, and Woodrum, Elk Fork, and O’Brien lakes in Jackson County. Fishing for bluegill in our small lakes is also good this time of year. Small baits and lures work well for these panfish.
This is also a good time to fish for catfish in area waters. Most public lakes have good channel catfish populations. Night crawlers, chicken liver or prepared catfish baits fished along the bottom are always a good method for catfish. Adult catfish were recently stocked into several area lakes. These include Conaway Run Lake in Tyler County; Cedar Creek State Park Lake in Gilmer County; Mountwood Lake and Fort Neal Pond in Wood County; North Bend State Park Pond in Ritchie County, Turkey Run Lake in Jackson County, and the Wirt County Pond. Also, the slowly moving and muddier water that is found in the upper potions of lakes, just after rain events, are great places to find channel catfish.
Larger streams and rivers hold channel catfish, but flathead or mud catfish are also available to catfish anglers. Tactics used in lakes work well for channels in these streams, but flatheads prefer live bait. Large minnows that are fished along deeper areas is the trick for these large catfish.
Musky streams are not expected to be fishable this weekend.
Following students from area counties were awarded their degrees during the 136th Glenville State College Commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 08, 2010.
GILMER COUNTY RESIDENTS GRADUATE FROM GSC
• Kelly Sue Bell of Glenville received a Regents Bachelor of Arts Degree.
• Jennifer Allison Wenner of Glenville received a Regents Bachelor of Arts Degree.
• Justin Allen Wortham of Glenville earned a Regents Bachelor of Arts Degree.
• Jessica E. Blake of Sand Fork received a Regents Bachelor of Arts Degree.
• Cody Brian Lucas of Glenville was awarded a Bachelor of Science Degree in Social Science with a concentration in Psychology/Sociology.
• Charles Raynard Procter of Glenville received an Associate of Science Degree in Business.
• Ricardo Malachi Suggs of Glenville earned an Associate of Science Degree in Business.
• Jamie Elaine Mullins of Glenville received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in History and Political Science.
• Joy Marlena Wine of Sand Fork earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Management.
• Albert Dion Cosey of Glenville graduated Summa Cum Laude with an Associate of Science Degree in Business.
• Darryll Arthur Pugh of Glenville was awarded an Associate of Science Degree in Business.
• Dana J. Moore of Glenville received an Associate of Science Degree in Business.
• Stacey Lynn Butler of Glenville received a Regents Bachelor of Arts Degree.
• Ashley Brooke Moss of Glenville was awarded a Bachelor of Science Degree in Social Science with a concentration in Criminal Justice.
• Billy Joe Sprouse of Normantown received an Associate of Science Degree in Criminal Justice.
• Andrea Nicole Loftis of Linn earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Education with a specialization in Early Education (PreK-K).
• James Milroy Brown of Glenville received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in History.
• Jessica Dawn Jaffre of Glenville graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Education with a specialization in Elementary Education (K-6).
• Sonja Grace Hartshorn of Shock received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Education with a specialization in Elementary Education (K-6) and Multi-Categorical Special Education (K-6).
• Kenneth Wayne Smarr of Glenville earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Social Science with a concentration in Criminal Justice.
• Brittany M. Sponaugle of Glenville received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Social Science with a concentration in Psychology/Sociology.
• Michael Scott Sears of Glenville was awarded a Regents Bachelor of Arts Degree.
• Benjamin Ryder Dierolf of Glenville received a Regents Bachelor of Arts Degree.
• Joshua Ryan Sponaugle of Troy earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Social Science with a concentration in Criminal Justice.
• Alisha Lynn Tawney of Cox’s Mills earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Social Science with a concentration in Criminal Justice.
BRAXTON COUNTY RESIDENTS GRADUATE FROM GSC
• Jessica Annabel Bush of Ireland received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Social Science with a concentration in Psychology/Sociology.
• Megan Elaine Claytor of Strange Creek earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Accounting.
• Zamira Gabriella Heard of Flatwoods received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Social Science with a concentration in Psychology/Sociology.
• Tashuana Ann Hurst-Chapman of Duck received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Education with a specialization in Elementary Education (K-6) and Multi-Categorical Special Education (K-6).
• Daniel Eric McPherson of Burnsville was awarded an Associate Degree in Land Surveying Technology.
• Savana Easton Priest of Frametown earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Social Science with a concentration in Criminal Justice.
• Jennifer Lynn Young of Sutton Graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English.
CALHOUN COUNTY RESIDENTS GRADUATE FROM GSC
• Kristy Michele Abel of Arnoldsburg was awarded a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Education with a specialization in Business Education (5-Adult).
• Julia Elizabeth Estep of Grantsville earned a Regents Bachelor of Arts Degree.
• Zachary Russell Hupp received an Associate Degree in Land Surveying Technology.
• Shaun Michael Laughlin of Arnoldsburg earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Computer and Information Systems.
• Cameron Myles Nicholas received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Natural Resource Management.
• Travis Scott Yost of Big Springs Received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Natural Resource Management and an Associate Degree in Land Surveying Technology.
LEWIS COUNTY RESIDENTS GRADUATE FROM GSC
• Randall David Stark of Weston received an Associate of Science Degree in Criminal Justice.
• Lindsey Dawn Taylor of Camden earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Social Science with a concentration in Applied Psychology/Sociology.
• Amanda Gail Hendershot of Weston received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Education with a specialization in Elementary Education (K-6) and Early Education (PreK-K).
• Robert Wayne Perrine of Weston was awarded a Bachelor of Science Degree in Social Science with a concentration in Psychology/Sociology.
RITCHIE COUNTY RESIDENTS GRADUATE FROM GSC
• Holly Lynn Boone of Harrisville received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Education with a specialization in English (5-9).
• Jerry D. Duelley of Harrisville earned an Associate of Science Degree in Land Surveying Technology.
“I am confident that the campus successes of the Glenville State College Class of 2010 will be repeated as they begin new academic and professional pursuits. I am also certain that in the years ahead, these proud alumni will name Glenville State as the college that made a difference in their professional and personal choices,” said Glenville State College President Dr. Peter Barr.
The Glenville State College Class of 2010 includes one hundred and sixty-seven graduates who completed requirements for an Associate or Bachelor Degree in a variety of academic areas including business, teacher education, and natural resource management. These students represent thirty-one West Virginia counties, ten other states (Alabama, Georgia, Kansas, Maryland, New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia), and one other country (Canada).
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Glenville State College
Weston: Bridge over West Fork River Dedicated in Vietnam Soldier’s Honor
The bridge spanning the West Fork River just south of Weston was renamed the Lance Cpl. Larry Steven Heater Memorial Bridge in memory of a young Marine who was killed in Vietnam less than six months past his 20th birthday.
Heater, who was killed in Vietnam on December 01, 1968, was a standout member of the Weston High School football, wrestling and track teams.
He graduated in 1966 and joined the Marines on June 01, 1968.
He had earned the Sharpshooter’s and Good Conduct medals and was twice awarded the Purple Heart in his brief time in the Marines.
Heater’s surviving brothers and sisters, of which there were nearly a dozen, were all given proclamations from the West Virginia House of Delegates and from the West Virginia Senate.
Each family member also received a smaller version of the signs that welcomes travelers across the bridge.
Material versus spiritual riches is the conflict we consider when we recall this passage in Matthew.
It reminds us of our transient material existence and advises us to store up riches for ourselves in heaven, where moths and rust cannot destroy, and robbers cannot break in and steal.
This passage reads not as a rap on the knuckles but as a gentle reminder of the need for the constant correction of the heart’s material desires.
Let us pray that we can enjoy the liberating feeling of overcoming material desires and pitch our hearts in the much richer direction offered to us by the Lord.
Alta Essa Swisher
Age 88, of Macfarlan, WV, died Wednesday, June 16, 2010, at Harrisville, WV.
She was born January 20, 1922, at Macfarlan a daughter of the late Bert H. and Nancy Lanham Swisher.
Essa was a homemaker and a member of the Macfarlan Community Church.
She is survived by one sister-in-law, Florence Swisher, Macfarlan, WV, and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by brothers and sisters, Argil Roger Swisher, Toney Raymond Swisher, Earnie Swisher, Russell Swisher, Basil Swisher, Charles Swisher, Troxel Swisher, Alfa Esther Swisher and Oklyn Woodring.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, June 19, 2010, at 11 AM from the Macfarlan Community Church with the Rev. Charlene Spaur officiating with burial to follow in the Swisher Cemetery, near Cisco.
Friends may call at the Raiguel Funeral Home, Harrisville, WV, from 6-8PM on Friday, June 18, 2010.
Hugh M. Elliott
Age 87, of Sutton died June 16, 2010 in Hospice Care Home in Elkins after a long illness.
Hugh was born on December 25, 1922 in Peoria,IL. son of the late William and Aurelia Whitfield Elliott.
Hugh along with his late wife Rena H. Elliott were co owners of Elliotts Cut-Rate Drug Store in Sutton for 33 Years.
He was a member of Christ Church United Methodist in Sutton and a member of the Strange Creek Masonic Lodge # 30.
Hugh was preceded in death by his parents, his loving wife ; Rena, son; Matthew Hugh Elliott and a brother; William Elliott.
He is survived by his Grandchildren; Matthew Hugh Elliott, II and wife Valerie of Greenbelt, Md., Karen Elizabeth Rathbun and husband Tad of South Haven, MI., Great-Grandchildren; Matthew, Christina, Justin and April Rathbun and Alan Elliott.
Also his daughter-in law; Flora E. Elliott of Weston which Hugh considered his own daughter, his sister; Aurelia Fiorita of GA. and several Nieces and Nephews.
Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, June 19, 2010 at Christ Church United Methodist in Sutton with Rev. Doug Smailes officiating. Private family burial will be in Sutton Cemetery.
In Lieu of flowers family suggest donations to Hospice Care Corp. P. O. Box 323 Burnsville, WV 26335 or Christ Church United Methodist 188 Main Street Sutton, WV 26601.
Today is Friday, June 18, the 169th day of 2010. There are 196 days left in the year.
Thought for Today: “The way of a superior man is three-fold; virtuous, he is free from anxieties; wise, he is free from perplexities; bold, he is free from fear.“ - Confucius, Chinese philosopher (551-479 B.C.).
Today’s Highlight in History:
On June 18, 1940, during World War II, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill urged his countrymen to conduct themselves in a manner that would prompt future generations to say, “This was their finest hour.“
On this date:
In 1778, American forces entered Philadelphia as the British withdrew during the Revolutionary War.
In 1812, the United States declared war against Britain.
In 1815, Napoleon Bonaparte met his Waterloo as British and Prussian troops defeated the French in Belgium.
In 1873, suffragist Susan B. Anthony was found guilty by a judge in Canandaigua, N.Y., of breaking the law by casting a vote in the 1872 presidential election. (The judge fined Anthony $100, but she never paid the penalty.)
In 1908, William Howard Taft was nominated for president by the Republican national convention in Chicago.
In 1910, former President Theodore Roosevelt was honored with a ticker-tape parade in New York following his return from visits to Europe and Africa.
In 1945, William Joyce, known as “Lord Haw-Haw,“ was charged in London with high treason for his English-language wartime broadcasts on German radio. (He was hanged the following January.)
In 1979, President Jimmy Carter and Soviet President Leonid I. Brezhnev signed the SALT II strategic arms limitation treaty in Vienna.
In 1983, astronaut Sally K. Ride became America’s first woman in space as she and four colleagues blasted off aboard the space shuttle Challenger.
In 1984, Alan Berg, a Denver radio talk show host, was shot to death outside his home. (Two white supremacists were later convicted of civil rights violations in the slaying.)
Ten years ago: Tiger Woods won the US Open by a record 15 strokes. Ethiopia and Eritrea agreed to cease hostilities in a two-year-old border war. Emmy-winning actress Nancy Marchand died in Stratford, Conn. a day before her 72nd birthday.
Five years ago:
• US Marines and Iraqi forces battled insurgents in a restive western Iraqi province, killing about 50 militants in the military’s latest campaign to stop foreign fighters who were infiltrating from neighboring Syria.
• In his Saturday radio address, President George W. Bush said pulling out of Iraq immediately was not an option.
• Former Texas Congressman J.J. “Jake” Pickle died in Austin at age 91.
One year ago:
• Tens of thousands of protesters filled the streets of Tehran again, joining opposition leader Mir Hossein Mousavi to mourn demonstrators killed in clashes over Iran’s disputed election.
• Hortensia Bussi, the widow of Chilean President Salvador Allende who helped lead opposition to the military dictatorship that ousted her husband, died at 94.
• Washington Capitals forward Alex Ovechkin was named the NHL’s most valuable player for the second straight year after leading the league with 56 goals.
Columnist Tom Wicker is 84
Rock singer-composer-musician Sir Paul McCartney is 68
Movie critic Roger Ebert is 68
Actress Constance McCashin is 63
Actress Linda Thorson is 63
Rock musician John Evans (The Box Tops) is 62
Actress Isabella Rossellini is 58
Actress Carol Kane is 58
Rock singer Alison Moyet is 49
Country singer-musician Tim Hunt is 43
Rock singer-musician Sice (The Boo Radleys) is 41
Rhythm-and-blues singer Nathan Morris (Boyz II Men) is 39
Actress Mara Hobel is 39
Rapper Silkk the Shocker is 35
Actress Alana de la Garza is 34
Country singer Blake Shelton is 34
Football player Antonio Gates is 30
Actress Renee Olstead is 21
Glenville has no choice now. The Mayor left us high and dry. You can’t just write in a name. Even a write in has to file to be legally elected. Throwing an unsigned letter at the public is insulting. And as a letter to the Editor in the newspaper saying what kind of candidate to vote for when there’s no choices on the ballot, just one name to vote for?
I attended this camp back in the 70’s and was sponsored by the Glenville Woman Club. It was one to the most memorable experiences of my high school days. I would encourage any teenage that has an interest in the outdoors to attend.
So City Park is mentioned here. What is going on with the park? We have been led to believe that FRN was to oversee construction and then the park would be transferred to the Town of Glenville. Has that happened? I’ve seen nothing in the paper or on GFP to indicate that it has. Something funny is going on here for sure. When you see who is on the FRN board and also on/running for town council, bet you all that the Park will be given, taken, grabbed by Glenville State College before its over. Mayor Alman-Duval had indicated that she was looking forward to the town having the park.
These G-Vine comments are interesting. They even bring some questions to mind as well.
“TO Anonymous” I really did not see any comments that actually attacked or criticized the works of resigned Mayor Allman. It appears the general theme of comments are as to her method of informing town council, rather not informing them. I would even bet that you, “anonymous” would agree this was somewhat of an unusual method of resignation.
Former Mayor Allman is an adult and is able to post comments here on the Free Press I’m sure. She could possibly explain herself better, if she so desires.
It would seem the State Board of Ed and the Department of Education haven’t “aligned” with RESA or the SB and DLM Consortia. What programs are you actually going to follow Mr. Linger? Labels are not getting the job done.
When you say “Mayors business” that means “Public business”. Ask any elected official. That’s what happens when you get in office. It’s part of the deal with the people who vote for you. Your life becomes an open book.
Some people need to remember that.
she is not resigning she is choosing not to serve another term. resigning would mean she is quitting now. she will finish her term. the reason she is leaving is personal and peopel should respect her privacy. if you knew she was not wanting to do another term for medical reasons or extreme illness would you continue to say these things about her?
instead of slamming the Mayor, what you should really be worried about is the other candidate. anyone know why he no longer works at the conrad motel or glenville college? you best be worried about the city’s funds if he is the mayor, just sayin!!!
I think that the mayor has done a great job the past 4 years. Alot of people don’t appreciate what she has done, then you have others getting into her business which has nothing to do with anyone but the mayor. I want to thank her for all she has done. Some people need to mind their own business!!!
People. Voters. This is your fault!
You elect an young, immature person to office what do you expect!?
You elect Kennedy, Ramsey and Chapman!?
You all know them. You got exactly what you voted for!?
Don’t claim “surprise” !?
We know the County treasury is empty!?
Is the town treasury empty too!?
By you get the government you deserve on 05.23.2013
For those four years the City got to pay a higher salary for Mayor and went from a part time to a full time secretarial position. The City doesn’t own the Park where we’re not allowed to sit and eat lunch on a bench. City taxpayers got a bill to remodel the Mayor’s office, We still have crumbling sidewalks, no street paving, collapsing water, sewer and drain lines, a failing treatment plant that badly needs an upgrade along with higher water and sewer bills. We paid the highest tax rate in the county for a couple of parties and 2 dogs to feed and vet. No infrastructure improvements and absolutely no maintenance. We did learn the Mayor likes to party.
According to three Council members and the main office it’s all true. Knowing all this it’s real easy to believe they got rid of one more that won’t play ball for the politicos at the High School.
By Is This Really the Gilmer County Way on 05.22.2013
If I had a dollar for every person that said they don’t vote anymore because “it doesn’t matter what you vote for, they do what they want anyway”, my cruise to Greece would be paid for.
Wish no bad on the ex-Mayor but given how business is done around here it’s too much of a coincidence.
Last election was what, 15 or 16 votes all together?
No doubt the family will be all that votes this time.
This is a great example of two broken and failed systems working in unison.
~Seventy pages of ‘regulation’ from our failed educational system.
~Over a year before a ‘charged’ person gets their day in court.
You say that my Internal Evidence is “one of the lamest pieces of sophistry I have ever seen.“ One of the oldest ploys in debate is ridicule. When you cannot deal with the argument, make light of it.
You agree that blood is the evidence, and scientific knowledge is the proof, but you do not say how you get that scientific knowledge. Is it not through testing the blood itself? And we are in agreement as to the white granular substance, the proof is in the lab test.
That’s the point I was making with regard to the inspiration of The Bible. The Bible is evidence. Examining the scriptures is the proof…..if you want to draw a distinction betweeen the two. In my dictionary, proof is listed as a synonym for evidence, and evidence is listed as a synonym for proof.
You say that men have been testing The Bible through higher criticism for a century and a half, and it does not pass the tests. You fail to mention just who these higher critics are, their background and belief, and what tests The Bible has failed. It’s easy to make charges. Can you back them up with proof?
Do we not accept the testimony of eye-witnesses in a court of law, unless there is reason to believe they are not trustworthy? Should we not accept the testimony of these holy men of God who claimed they were speaking the word of God, unless we have reason to believe they were not being truthful? If you do not accept their testimony, then it is up to you to prove they were lying. What ever happened to “innocent until proven guilty”?
If you will take the time to honestly search the scriptures, you will be impressed with their Unity and Harmony, their Beauty and Influence, the Fulfillment of Prophecy, and the Scientific Foreknowledge, all of which we will examine in future articles.
What normally happens when organizations fail is a leadership change. One is needed now for Gilmer County, particularly for the high school. There is no evidence that citizens are getting value for their money over there with the disregardful performance scores our students are getting. Then too for the past few years there has been perpetual chaos with all types of problems, but nothing has been done by Ron Blankenship to effectively deal with issues. We have heard allegations about wild parties involving faculty and students, chronic down time with computer systems, low faculty and staff morale caused by fear, bullying, sex between faculty and students, grade changing and other forms of preferential treatment of students from rich and powerful families, wasteful spending, failure to solve the rash of bomb threats, and much more. Blankenship was the wrong person for the job because of his ties to the Butchers who helped achieve the State’s take over of our schools, getting him installed, and keeping him in the County. He needs to be replaced. While at it, why can’t another job be found for the principal so we can get a better one to lead with getting the new Common Core Standards started? Mr. Charles Heinlein, Dr. Phares, and Dr. Linger do you hear us or is it true that none of you care?
Many will concur with “I Agree”. Was it Einstein who gave us his definition of insanity? ‘Repeating the same thing over and over and expecting different results.‘
That was long before we had a Dee-Cee Department of Education.
He would likely apply his definition now to the American education system pretty much in the same fashion.
We have had that Department of Education how long now? and they still can’t get it right?
Hundreds of thousands if not millions of dollars spent on boards and task forces, studies and reports (not to mention a Governor’s Audit). Given massive and repeated failure the money would have been better spent on text books and Teachers.
Consolidation was NOT the answer. It’s been going on longer than most can remember with no real savings or educational improvement to show for it.
A moratorium on any consequences related to new and unproven programs is the right thing to do. It’s not as though there’s a history of getting much right when it comes to education.
Congratulations to Hunter Ashley for getting a 2nd place in the Discus throw. He may be a Freshman, but he can definately out throw a lot of sophmores, Juniors and seniors. Way to go Hunter. Practice always pays off. Proud of you.
West Virginia “is a full-fledged participant in the Common Core Standards program” according to >WVDOE Watcher<.
West Virginia is also a nearly, full-fledged failure incomparison to most other states. We have the reports that prove it too.
This is so simple. Even the writers of articles are blind or don’t wish to see it.
The State Board of Ed…..IF…...they were doing their job, the Governor would NOT need to be writing executive orders.
Clean out the BOE and employ people who have the knowledge to do the job.
We have how many years now of political appointees that are incompetent, poor or no result in progress?