Gilmer County: EMT Training
Emergency Medical Technician Basic (EMT-B) training will be on Tuesdays & Thursdays starting February 2, 2010, from 6:00 to10:00 PM.
If you are interested in helping others and providing service to your community in a challenging and rewarding career, this just may be the career you’re looking for.
If interested, call the Gilmer County EMS at 304.462.5695.
If there is no answer, please leave your name and number so you can be called back.
Sand Fork Town Council Meeting - 02.01.10
On Monday, February 01, 2010, The Sand Fork Town Council will have the regular monthly meeting.
The Sewer rate increase will be discussed in this meeting as well as meetings on March 1, and April 5, 2010
The meeting is at City’s Town Hall in Sand Fork at 7:00PM.
Lewis County Woman Arrested on Arson Charges
Kayla McNish, 21, from Lewis County was arrested on Saturday by the State Fire Marshal’s office on five counts of arson for setting her home on fire.
The charges are for three separate fires at her home on Churchville Road in the Camden area,
She faces two first degree arson charges, two burning insured property charges, and one attempted arson charge.
According to court documents, McNish stated the fires because her boyfriend played with his Play Station all the time and wouldn’t help her with their baby.
McNish posted bond and was released.
Congressman Rahall Needs to Hear From You
Jobs and economic development for southern West Virginia continue to be my top priorities. My focus is getting people back to work, job growth and fiscal responsibility to pick up the pace and ensure smooth progress towards a solid, stable and thriving economy.
This past year, progress was made to preserve jobs and make critical investments in transportation and infrastructure. Our work is not finished, but we set the stage for a sustained recovery to put us back on the road to prosperity. For a major summary of the Year in Review please Click H E R E .
The state of the economy will make 2010 a critical year for Congress and I need to hear from you about what you believe should be our priorities as we move forward with this new year. As always, I want to know what you think and I am very interested in your ideas and solutions to the many challenges we must face together as a Nation.
Please take the time to fill out the survey below. If you have any additional comments you would like to share please feel free to contact my office or visit my website at http://www.rahall.house.gov/ and email me.
Stouts Mill: Fire at Lignetics
Last Friday, Gilmer County Volunteer Fire Department responded to a fire call at Lignetic in Gilmer County Industrial Park.
It happened a little after 5:00 PM.
No one was hurt in the incident.
The fire started in a silo containing wood pellets.
The silo was not damaged in the fire. However, all the pellets deemed unusable due to water and smoke.
The cause of fire is not know, but Fire Department is investigating.
West Fork Conservation District Monthly Meeting - February 2010
The West Fork Conservation District Board of Supervisors monthly meeting will be held on Tuesday, February 2, 2010 at the USDA Service Center at Mount Clare in Harrison County.
The meeting starts at 9:00 AM.
Contact Dinah Hannah, Administrative Officer, at 304.627.2160 for further information.
The West Fork Conservation District in West Virginia is comprised of the following four (4) counties located in the northern-central portion of the state:
• Doddridge County
• Gilmer County
• Harrison County
• Lewis County
Gilmer County 4-H Leader’s Association
Bon Appétit: BAKED CHOCOLATE DOUGHNUTS
1-1/3 cups milk
2 tablespoons butter
2-1/2 teaspoons yeast
4-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup cocoa powder
1 teaspoon salt
2/3 cup granulated sugar
For the Glaze:
3 tablespoons butter
2 ounces unsweetened chocolate
2 cups powdered sugar
1/4 cup water
In a small saucepan over medium, heat the milk and butter until the butter is just melted.
Set aside until cooled to between 95 degrees and 105 degrees.
Once the milk mixture has cooled, transfer to the bowl of a stand mixer.
Add the yeast and let stand until bubbly, about 5 minutes.
Meanwhile, sift together the flour, cocoa powder and salt.
When the yeast and milk are ready, add the flour mixture, sugar and eggs.
Using the mixer’s dough hook attachment, mix on low speed until the dough comes together.
Increase speed to medium and mix for 3 minutes.
Transfer the dough to a clean bowl, cover with a towel and let rise for 1 hour.
Coat 2 baking sheets with cooking spray.
Transfer the dough to a lightly floured surface and roll out to 1/2 inch thick.
Use a 3-inch round cookie cutter to cut out circles, then use a 1-inch round cutter to remove center holes from each.
Arrange the rings and holes on the prepared baking sheets.
Cover loosely with a towel and let rise for 30 minutes.
Heat the oven to 350 degrees.
Bake the doughnuts for about 20 minutes, or until they feel slightly firm to the touch.
The doughnuts will not change color.
Transfer the doughnuts to a wire wrack to cool at least 15 minutes before glazing.
To make the glaze, in a small saucepan over low heat, melt the butter and chocolate.
Stir until fully melted, then remove from the heat.
Stir in the powdered sugar and water.
Let cool slightly, then dunk doughnuts into it.
Makes 24 doughnuts and 24 doughnut holes.
FAF Inc. is recalling Children’s Metal Necklaces sold exclusively at Wal-Mart stores from November 2009 to January 2010. The recalled necklaces contain high levels of cadmium.
The recalled jewelry is shaped as a metal crown or frog pendant on a metal link chain necklace in a crown hinged box. The packaging has the words “The Princess and the Frog” on it and contains the following model numbers and UPC codes:
Crown - Model # 4616-4187 - UPC # 72783367144
Frog - Model # 4616-4190 - UPC # 72783367147
Consumers should return the recalled jewelry to any Wal-Mart store for a full refund or a free replacement product.
Consumers can also contact F.A.F. Inc. at 800.949.3311 between 8:00 AM and 4:30 PM ET Monday through Friday, or visit www.faf.com.
AMX is recalling Rechargeable Batteries sold with MVP 5000 Series Wireless Touch Panels sold nationwide from May 2008 to October 2009. A defect in the battery can cause the battery pack to overheat and rupture. This poses a fire and burn hazard.
This recall involves AMX 5000 series (MVP-5100, MVP-5150, MVP-5200i) wireless touch panels. The model number can be found on a label on the back of the unit.
Consumer should contact AMX at 800.222.0193 between 6:00 AM and 6:00 PM ET Monday through Friday or visit www.amx.com for instructions on how to receive a replacement battery at no cost.
TREE STAND BRACKETS
Summit Treestands LLC is recalling Talon Hunting Hang-on Tree Stands and Brackets/Straps sold nationwide from May 2009 to November 2009. The tree stand can unexpectedly detach from the tree when the brackets fail, posing a fall hazard.
This recall involves Talon Raptor brackets/straps and Cabelas Realtree series hang-on tree stands with the Talon brackets/straps. Tree stands involved in this recall have the following model numbers: rsEagle 82044, rsOsprey 82041, rsFalcon 82042, rsHawk 82043 and Cabelas Realtree Outfitters Series Hawk Deluxe 81509. Model information is printed on the tree stand warning label that is sewn onto the seat.
Consumers should contact Summit Treestands at 800.241.5559 anytime, or visit www.summitstands.com to receive a replacement bracket/strap.
STARBUCKS WATER BOTTLES
Starbucks Coffee Company is recalling Glass Water Bottles sold by Starbucks nationwide and in Canada during January 2010. The glass water bottle and/or its stopper can shatter when the consumer is removing or inserting the stopper, posing a laceration hazard.
This recall involves clear glass water bottles with SKU number 11003503. The 20-ounce water bottles have the words “Glass Water Bottle” printed on a blue label affixed to the bottle.
Consumers should return the product to the Starbucks location where purchased to receive a full refund.
Consumers can also contact Starbucks at 877.492.6333 between 8:00 AM to 11:00 PM ET Monday through Friday, or visit www.starbucks.com.
Liebherr-Canada Ltd. is recalling Liebherr Built-In 24-Inch Wide Single Door Refrigerators sold nationwide from January 2005 to November 2009. The refrigerator’s door can detach, posing an injury hazard.
This recall involves Liebherr built-in 24-inch wide single door refrigerators with model numbers R1400, RI1400, RB1400, and RBI1400 sold individually or as a component of side-by-side refrigerators. “Liebherr” is written on the top interior control panel. The model number can be found on a label located behind the bottom drawer on the left interior side of the single door refrigerator. The side-by-side refrigerators were marketed as model numbers SBS240, SBS24 I0, SBS245, SBS24I5. This model number is not found on the product.
Consumers should contact Liebherr at 877.337.2653 Monday through Friday 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM MT or visit www.liebherr-appliances.com to schedule a free in-home repair.
Regal Lager Inc. is recalling CYBEX Strollers sold nationwide and in Canada from August 2009 to November 2009. The stroller’s hinge mechanism poses a fingertip amputation and laceration hazard to the child when the consumer is unfolding/opening the stroller.
This recall involves Ruby, Onyx and Topaz models of CYBEX umbrella strollers. “CYBEX” is printed on the side of the strollers.
Consumers should contact Regal Lager at 800.593.5522 between 8:30 AM and 5:30 PM ET Monday through Friday or visit www.regallager.com/recalls to receive a free hinge cover retrofit kit.
Yamaha Motor Corporation USA is recalling 2009 Model Year FX10 Snowmobiles sold nationwide from June 2008 to January 2010. A bolt in the right front A arm can loosen in the suspension/steering system, resulting in the sudden loss of steering control. This poses a risk of injury or death to riders.
Consumers should contact an authorized Yamaha dealer to schedule a free repair.
Consumers can also contact Yamaha at 800.962.7926 any time or visit www.yamaha-motor.com.
Zippo Manufacturing Company is recalling Zippo Slatkin & Co. Candle Lighters sold at Baby & Body Works and White Barn Candle stores nationwide in November 2009. Lighters can produce an excessive flame when adjusted to maximum flame setting, posing a burn hazard.
This recall involves the Zippo Slatkin & Co. candle lighters with date codes G09 or H09. The date code is embossed on the black adjuster knob located on the end of the lighter (opposite to the nozzle). “Slatkin & Co.” and “Zippo” are printed on the packaging. “Zippo” is also embossed on the product.
Consumers should contact Zippo at 800.320.7490 between 8:30 AM and 4:30 PM ET Monday through Friday, or visit www.Zippominimplrecall.com for information on returning the black adjuster knob and receiving a free replacement Zippo candle lighter.
BOYS’ SANTA SETS
Macy’s Merchandising Group, Inc. is recalling First Impressions Boys’ three-piece Santa sets sold by Macy’s in Puerto Rico from September to December 2009 and at U.S. Navy Exchange stores from November to December 2009. Loose buttons on the suit’s jacket may easily detach, posing a choking hazard.
For units sold at Macy’s the UPCs are: 0689439416622, 0689439417131, 0689439417148, 0689439417155, 0689439417162, and 0689439417179. For units sold at the Navy Exchange stores the UPCs are: 0706254537346, 0706254537353, 0706254537360, 0706254537377, 0706254537384, and 0706254537391.
Consumers should return the garment to any Macy’s or U.S. Navy Exchange store for a full refund.
Consumers can also contact Macy’s at 888.257.5949 between 10:00 AM and 10:00 PM Monday through Friday or visit www.macys.com.
TOY HORSE FIGURES
Blip Toys is recalling Nature Wonders HD Pinto Horse Toy Figures sold at Walmart stores nationwide from January 2009 to July 2009. The surface paint coating on the horse contains excessive levels of lead.
This recall involves the Nature Wonders HD pinto horse toy figures with model number 92093. The plastic horse is white with brown spots and measures about 4 inches tall. The model number and “Nature Wonders HD” are printed on the retail tag wrapped around the horse’s leg.
Consumers should contact Blip Toys at 888.405.7696 between 8:00 AM and 5:00 PM CT Monday through Friday, or visit www.bliptoys.com/recall to receive a free replacement toy.
RadioShack Corp. is recalling Danbar Knight Hawk Toy Helicopters sold at RadioShack stores nationwide from October 2009 to November 2009. The battery housing under the helicopter canopy can overheat while charging, posing a fire hazard.
This recall involves Danbar Toys Knight Hawk 3D remote control helicopters. The helicopter can be identified by model number 006047 marked on the back of the controller and the Knight Hawk 3D logo on the front of the controller. The product was sold at RadioShack as catalog number 600-0566 (60-566) for ages 8 and up.
Consumers should return the toy to the nearest RadioShack store for a full refund.Consumers can also contact RadioShack at 800.843.7422 between 8:00 AM and 5:00 PM CT Monday through Friday, or visit www.radioshack.com.
Top DVD Rentals - 01.30.10
|Top DVD Rental|
|Gamer Gerard Butler|
|Pandorum Dennis Quaid|
|The Hangover Zach Galifianakis|
|The Invention Of Lying Ricky Gervais|
|Whiteout Kate Beckinsale|
|District 9 Sharlto Copley|
|Julie & Julia Meryl Streep|
|Inglourious Basterds Brad Pitt|
|Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs Bill Hader|
|All About Steve Sandra Bullock|
TW = This Week LW = Last Week WOC = Weeks On Chart
Weekly Horoscope: 01.31.10 - 02.06.10
Aries (Mar 21-Apr 19) - Get in the game. Challenge yourself mentally and physically on the 31st and you’ll impress someone you want to get to know better. Don’t let your emotions take over on the 1st and 2nd causing you to do something foolish with regard to your work or when dealing with one of your peers. You have to keep your thoughts a secret for the time being and focus on the task at hand. Nothing will be as it appears on the 3rd and 4th. Please the one you love and take advantage of investments that can alter your future. Good fortune can be yours on the 5th and 6th if you make your money work for you. A move will stabilize your financial and emotional position.
Taurus (Apr 20-May 20) - Enjoy traveling to visit old friend or taking part in something that will bring back memories on the 31st. Talks will lead to solutions. Don’t be afraid to put a little force behind your desires on the 1st and 2nd. If you don’t speak up and tell people what you want you will only have yourself to blame. Take the initiative speak your mind and you will get good results. Emotional matters will escalate on the 3rd and 4th if you have let someone take advantage of you or you feel pressured into taking on responsibilities that aren’t really yours to bare. An attempt to deceive and make you feel guilty can be expected on the 5th and 6th. Prepare to deal with this matter firmly.
Gemini (May 21-Jun 20) - You will tend to overreact on the 31st to any situations that have potential to influence your status and personal life. Try to listen and observe before making comments. You will have a clear view of what you can accomplish and how you can use both your personal and professional wherewithal to get ahead on the 1st and 2nd. A swift move on your part will ensure that you have greater control. Keep your mind set on your work and how you can outmaneuver any competition you face on the 3rd and 4th and you will be rewarded financially. Taking action before someone beats you to it will be your saving grace on the 5th and 6th as you catch any opponent you have by surprise.
Cancer (Jun 21-Jul 22) - Take a fresh look at an old idea on the 31st and you will come up with a winning combination that will enrich your life. An open mind and honest attitude will bring good results. You will feel burdened by responsibilities you have taken on or inherited on the 1st and 2nd. It won’t help to get angry but asking for assistance giving incentives will lighten your load. An opportunity is present on the 3rd and 4th that will allow you to publish, communicate or take a journey down a path that you’ve wanted to travel for some time. Put more effort into old ideas on the 5th and 6th and you will find a new way to make extra cash. A service you can offer from home will pay off.
Leo (Jul 23-Aug 22) - Financial assistance is heading your way on the 31st. Don’t hesitate to make a move that will allow you greater opportunities. Get serious about a partnership that can compliment your life on the 1st and 2nd. Negotiate a deal or discuss your intentions and you can start moving in a positive direction fast. A little romance will help you resolve any uncertainties that exist. Trouble is brewing at home or in your personal life on the 3rd and 4th. You are best to take a back seat instead of taking action or get into a dispute. Overspending or indulging will make matters worse on the 5th and 6th. Get involved in an activity that will challenge you and take your mind off your worries.
Virgo (Aug 23-Sep 22) - Socializing with friends or peers on the 31st will bring about a better understanding of how you can help one another get ahead. Don’t limit what you can do or who you can see on the 1st and 2nd. If someone tries to curtail your freedom you have to put a stop to it immediately before you give the impression you are easy to manipulate. A short trip to visit a friend on the 3rd and 4th will help clear up a misunderstanding. An opportunity will develop that will enable you to make a personal move. A change may be daunting on the 5th and 6th but the benefits that go along with the alterations made will be superb. Overreacting will be the enemy. Think before you act.
Libra (Sep 23-Oct 22) - You can have a good time on the 31st without overspending. Don’t pay too much for something or live beyond your means. Getting down on the 1st and 2nd will hold you back. Don’t stay home when you should be out with friends engaging in talks that can help you make some decisions regarding your future and whom you want to spend time with. You may want to take a walk down memory lane on the 3rd and 4th as a reminder why you ended some of your relationships in the past. Learn from your experience to avoid making the same mistake twice. A quick decision made on the 5th and 6th regarding your current position will allow you greater freedom in the future.
Scorpio (Oct 23-Nov 21) - Be careful whom you trust with your personal secrets on the 31st, someone is likely to use something you divulge to hurt you professionally. Do your best to help others on the 1st and 2nd and you will raise your profile and heighten your reputation. An honest conversation will help you go a long way. Speak from the heart. Don’t let your emotions cause you to make a mistake on the 3rd and 4th. Not everyone will understand your motives or your strategy. A new hobby or pastime will help you develop a closer bond to someone you admire. You need a change of scenery on the 5th and 6th. A short trip will be good for your moral as well as lower your stress level.
Sagittarius (Nov 22-Dec 21) - Look for a new angle on the 31st and you will find a way to recycle an idea you’ve been trying to get off the ground for years. An unexpected change in your personal life on the 1st and 2nd will leave you wondering what to do next. Take a wait and see attitude or you may make a mistake that is hard to reverse. Use your connections on the 3rd and 4th in order to get things done. Offer incentives and be prepared to give up your time and your service in return. Don’t leave anything to chance. A change of pace may be required on the 5th and 6th if you don’t want to appear lazy. Taking advantage of others will lead to a poor reputation and a lack of support.
Capricorn (Dec 22-Jan 19) - Don’t make a financial decision on the 31st that can affect your living conditions or leave you short of cash. Expect limitations due to unforeseen burdens. You can sort out some of the changes you must make on the 1st and 2nd that will help you free up your time and your cash flow. An unusual idea or plan will work wonders when it comes to budgeting for something you want. A friend or lover will play on your emotions on the 3rd and 4th trying to get you to do or pay for something that you cannot afford emotionally or financially. Let your past experience be your teacher on the 5th and 6th and you will avoid making a mistake. Make an unexpected change.
Aquarius (Jan 20-Feb 18) - Deception will cause confusion on the 31st personally emotionally and where relationships are concerned. Do a little fact finding before you agree with someone looking for your support. A financial maneuver made on the 1st and 2nd will enable you to make some lifestyle changes that are long overdue. Don’t give in to a power struggle. You can make a commitment on the 3rd and 4th to someone you want to spend more time with. A contract negotiation or settlement can be finalized. Be careful not to offer too much on the 5th and 6th. Someone will take advantage of your good nature and your desire to please. Equality is a must if you want a relationship you are in to work.
Pisces (Feb 19-Mar 20) - Someone is probably not telling you everything you need to know on the 31st. Ask questions or you may end up appearing clueless in front of your peers. Control your reaction towards a partner on the 1st and 2nd. The less you reveal the better off you’ll be. A sudden change of heart may lead to an insincere gesture of friendliness. Don’t take sides or meddle in anyone’s affairs. An investment or money deal will grab your interest on the 3rd and 4th. Don’t get involved because someone else does. You have to do the groundwork and see if its right for you. An opportunity to make money is in the stars on the 5th and 6th. An unusual strategy will work wonders for you.
E. Margaret Robinson
E. Margaret Robinson
Age 95, departed this life peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, Saturday, Jan. 30, 2010, at her residence in Pennsboro, WV.
She was born Aug. 11, 1914, at Smithburg, WV, the daughter of the late Ulla U. and Rose Mobley Tate.
Margaret was a graduate of the former West Union High School, class of 1933. She retired from Economy Industry of Harrisville, W.Va., and was a lifelong member of the Pennsboro E.U.B. Church, now the Pennsboro United Methodist Church, and the Pennsboro O.E.S. Chapter 26.
She is survived by two sons, James T. Robinson (Claire), Harrisville, WV and Carl L. Kinney (Frances), Clarksburg, WV; two daughters, Julia A. Rogers (Lewis), Pennsboro, WV, and Kathryn “Kate” E. Summers, Pennsboro, WV; seven grandchildren, Michael Kinney (Lilly), Rockville, MD, Deborah Bever, who was raised in the family home, (John), Harrisville, WV, Jonathan Kinney (Pattae), Bridgeport, WV, Robyn Frid (Mitch), Westminster, MD, Danny Summers (Angie), Pennsboro, WV, Crystal Folio, Pennsboro, WV, and Jason Summers (Debbie), Pennsboro; 11 great-grandchildren, Mollie Bever, Olivia Kinney, Danielle Summers, Erick Kinney, Shade Summers, Sarah Kinney, Brooklynn Summers, Mackenzie Summers, Josie Summers, Ashleigh Folio, and Alexandria Folio; and a special friend, Mary Freeland.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Carl Robinson in 1958; two sisters, Ruth Cumpston and Mary N. Sutton; one brother-in-law, Paul Cumpston; and one granddaughter, Janel Lynn Summers.
Funeral services will be 1 PM Wednesday at McCullough-Rogers Funeral Home, Pennsboro, WV, with burial to follow in the West Union Masonic Cemetery at Crystal Lake north of West Union. Friends may call at the funeral home Tuesday from 4-8 PM.
The family request donations be made to the Ritchie County Public Library, 608 Main St., Harrisville, WV, 26362.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.mcculloughrogersfuneralhome.com
Virgil Ray Beckett
Virgil Ray Beckett
Age 54, of Millstone, West Virginia, passed away January 26, 2010 at Minnie Hamilton Health System in Grantsville.
He was born in Braxton County, a son of the late Albert and Lizzie Bell Nutter Beckett.
Surviving are 4 sisters, Margaret Rush of Arnoldsburg, WV;Evelyn Beckett of Orma, WV; Ruth Rhodes of Mt. Zion, WV; and Barbara Sue Taylor of Mt. Airy, NC; one brother, Danny Beckett of Orma; his stepmother, Janice Beckett of Spencer; several step brothers and sisters; nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a sister, Missouri K. Nicholas and 2 infant sisters.
Funeral services will be held 1:00 PM Tuesday, February 2 at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg.
Rev. Jacob Hersman will officiate. Interment will be in the Poling-Marks Cemetery at Millstone.
Friends may call at the funeral home one hour prior to the services.
Daily Prayer - 01.31.10
Gracious God, I ask you to plant a seed of stillness in my soul.
Everything in my life moves ever more quickly, and I am continually expected to fit more things into time that is already brimful with activity.
Even when I have moments that require nothing of me, my mind races and I seem unable to locate a switch to turn it off.
Give me, each day, the desire and capacity to breathe in the wonder of air, to envision a still lake on a windless dawn, to drop deep into the well of my own being and find there the peace of your presence.
I ask this for the sake of your love.
Today is Sunday, Jan. 31, the 31st day of 2010. There are 334 days left in the year.
Thought for Today: “The third-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking with the majority. The second-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking with the minority. The first-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking.“ - A.A. Milne (born in 1882, died this date in 1956).
Today’s Highlight in History:
On Jan. 31, 1950, President Harry S. Truman announced he had ordered development of the hydrogen bomb.
In 1606, Guy Fawkes, convicted of treason for his part in the “Gunpowder Plot” against the English Parliament and King James I, was executed.
In 1865, Gen. Robert E. Lee was named general-in-chief of all the Confederate armies.
In 1917, during World War I, Germany served notice it was beginning a policy of unrestricted submarine warfare.
In 1929, revolutionary Leon Trotsky and his family were expelled from the Soviet Union.
In 1944, during World War II, U.S. forces began a successful invasion of Kwajalein Atoll and other parts of the Japanese-held Marshall Islands.
In 1945, Pvt. Eddie Slovik, 24, became the first U.S. soldier since the Civil War to be executed for desertion as he was shot by an American firing squad in France.
In 1949, the first TV daytime soap opera, “These Are My Children,“ began broadcasting from the NBC station in Chicago. (It lasted all of four weeks.)
In 1958, the United States entered the Space Age with its first successful launch of a satellite into orbit, Explorer I.
In 1971, astronauts Alan Shepard Jr., Edgar Mitchell and Stuart Roosa blasted off aboard Apollo 14 on a mission to the moon.
In 1990, McDonald’s Corp. opened its first fast-food restaurant in Moscow.
Ten years ago:
• An Alaska Airlines jet plummeted into the Pacific Ocean, killing all 88 people aboard.
• Atlanta Braves pitcher John Rocker was suspended by baseball commissioner Bud Selig for disparaging foreigners, homosexuals and minorities in a Sports Illustrated interview.
• Pro Bowl linebacker Ray Lewis was charged with murder in the deaths of two people outside an Atlanta nightclub hours after the Super Bowl. (Lewis ended his trial early by pleading guilty to obstruction of justice; two codefendants were acquitted.)
Five years ago:
• Jury selection began in Santa Maria, Calif. for Michael Jackson’s child molestation trial. (Jackson was later acquitted.)
• SBC Communications Inc. announced it was acquiring AT&T Corp. for $16 billion.
One year ago:
• Iraqis passed through security checkpoints and razor-wire cordons to vote in provincial elections considered a crucial test of the nation’s stability.
• A gasoline spill from a crashed truck erupted into flames in Molo, Kenya, killing at least 115 people.
• Serena Williams routed Dinara Safina 6-0, 6-3 to win her fourth Australian Open.
• Bruce Smith and Rod Woodson were elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in their first year of eligibility; they were joined by Bob Hayes, Randall McDaniel, Derrick Thomas and Buffalo owner Ralph Wilson.
Former Interior Secretary Stewart Udall is 90
Actress Carol Channing is 89
Former NAACP Executive Director Benjamin L. Hooks is 85
Baseball Hall-of-Famer Ernie Banks is 79
Composer Philip Glass is 73
Former Interior Secretary James Watt is 72
Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands is 72
Actor Stuart Margolin is 70
Actress Jessica Walter is 69
Former U.S. Rep. Dick Gephardt, D-Mo., is 69
Blues singer-musician Charlie Musselwhite is 66
Actor Glynn Turman is 64
Baseball Hall-of-Famer Nolan Ryan is 63
Singer-musician KC (KC and the Sunshine Band) is 59
Rock singer Johnny Rotten is 54
Actress Kelly Lynch is 51
Actor Anthony LaPaglia is 51
Singer-musician Lloyd Cole is 49
Actor John Dye is 47
Rock musician Jeff Hanneman (Slayer) is 46
Rock musician Al Jaworski (Jesus Jones) is 44
Actress Minnie Driver is 40
Actress Portia de Rossi is 37
Actor-comedian Bobby Moynihan is 33
Actress Kerry Washington is 33
Singer Justin Timberlake is 29
WV Lottery - 01.30.10
09-15-18-22-27 HB: 13 Jackpot: $1.28 Million
06-26-35-47-48 PB: 21 PowerPlay: x 3 Jackpot: $107 Million
Snow Covered Roads Make Driving Conditions Unsafe
Highway Department has been busy plowing the major roads.
But Mother Nature keeps covering the roads with snow.
Roads are covered with snow and patches of ice.
Fortunately, the driver, a GCHS student walked away from this car
without any injuries around 1:00 PM, before emergency responders arrived.
Icy and snow covered roads caused the accident.
Gilmer County Volunteer Fire Department, Gilmer County Ambulance Service,
and Glenville City Police responded to the accident.
Titans Easily Defeat the Tigers
Cody James poured in 16 points and Ryan Hough added 12 points as Gilmer County Varsity Boys defeated Wirt County 47-29 on Friday night.
• Cody James - 16 points
• Ryan Hough - 12 points
• Jalil Hosey – 7 points
• Ian Morris – 5 points
• Joal Roberts – 5 points
• Frank Hosey – 2 points
GCHS Titans will play in Big Atlantic Classic on Tuesday, February 2, 2010 at 5:45 PM against Trinity Christian in Beckley.
Gilmer County JV 44 - Wirt County JV 50
• Anthony Aviles – 12 points
• Devon Dennis – 12 points
• Nick Roberts – 8 points
• Samuel Dennison – 4 points
• Nathan Bell – 3 points
• Mitchell Hickman – 3 points
• Wayne Roberts – 2 points
~~ By Emily Ramezan ~~
Election 2010: Candidate Filling - 01.29.10
Candidate Filing for 2010 Election Cycle as of January 29, 2010
|Gilmer County Commissioner
|Larry B. Chapman - DeKalb-Troy District
||Darren Feit DeKalb-Troy
|Darrell W. Ramsey - Glenville District
||Glenn Ashley - Glenville District
|Clerk of Gilmer County Commission
|Robert A. Minigh
|Brandy L. Jenkins
|Gilmer County Circuit Clerk
|Democrat Executive Committee
||Republican Executive Committee
|Sandra Moyers Pettit - Glenville District
||Willard L. Wright, Jr. - Glenville District
|Robert L. Radabaugh - Glenville District
|Wilda Porter Jones - DeKalb-Troy District
|Jess L. McVaney - City District
|Anna Jean Rogucki - City District
|Kay Allen - Center District
|Gilmer County Board of Education
|Larry Butcher - DeKalb-Troy District
|Dorothy H. Rhoades - Glenville District
|Phyllis Starkey - City District
|Thomas “Tom” Ratliff - DeKalb-Troy District
|Robert Radcliff - DeKalb-Troy
|West Fork Conservation District Supervisor
WV Created about 1500 Jobs with Stimulus Funds
Less than 1,500 state government jobs were either saved or created during the last three months with money from the federal economic stimulus package.
WV submitted its information to the federal government before Friday evening’s deadline.
It shows 1,440 jobs directly impacted by stimulus funds between October and December.
The money was used in 62 existing state programs.
The most jobs impacted were in the Department of Education.
State stimulus funds coordinator says he expects the employment numbers to increase when the state begins to use more stimulus money.
The governor’s office has already announced $217 million will be allocated in the next two state budgets.
Most of it to backfill cuts in education.
Jobs created in both the public and private sector in West Virginia can be seen at the website recovery.gov.
WV State Senator Doug Facemier – 01.29.10
On the 16th day of the 60-Day Regular Session, a total of 1,319 bills have been introduced; 931 House Bills and 388 Senate Bills. I have sponsored 33 myself. I serve the 12th Senate District and I was elected in 2008.
Got a little carried away for a moment. For the past two weeks, I have been hearing from a variety of state agencies during budget hearings. Numbers have been on my mind.
West Virginia’s state agencies have been making presentations on their budgets, as proposed in the Governor’s Budget for FY 2011, to our Senate Finance Committee.
Appearing before our Senate Finance Committee during the past week have been the West Virginia School Building Authority, the State Auditor’s Office, the Department of Administration, the Department of Education and the Arts and the Department of Military Affairs and Public Safety.
The presentations allow us to seek answers regarding the use of taxpayers’ dollars so that we can direct appropriate monies to services and programs designed to benefit all state citizens while ultimately maintaining a balanced budget. The budget hearings will continue through mid-February.
One piece of legislation has gone before the House and the Senate and has been passed. House Bill 4040 requires county school systems to plan for icy conditions and emergencies while setting their annual calendars. It also allows them to go beyond the late-August to early-June time frame that now governs the school calendar. The aim is to ensure the state policy goal of 180 days of student instruction. The bill now goes to the governor for his signature.
Senate Bill 388 was another measure on the Senate session calendar in the past week. It will be read a first time on Friday, Jan. 29th . The bill covers the numbers of members on municipal planning commissions according to city sizes. Existing law requires a planning commission in a Class I, II or III city to have at least five but not more than 15 members. The proposed change in law calls for a Class IV town or village to have at least three but no more than nine members on its planning commission. The number is to be in an ordinance creating the planning commission.
The remaining 387 bills, to date, continue to be in Senate committees.
Adopting resolutions is also part of the legislative process. Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 9 (SCR 9) was approved unanimously by the Senate the week of Jan. 25th.
As Vice-Chair of the Senate Committee on Energy, Industry and Mining, I was pleased to see its adoption. The resolution expresses the will of the State Senate to oppose the adoption of a national cap and trade program for carbon dioxide and greenhouse gas emissions that is unduly burdensome to the State of West Virginia.
Overall, the resolution requests that West Virginia’s congressional delegations resist and oppose efforts to adopt a national cap and trade program that is detrimental to our state.
We, in the State Senate, are concerned the adoption of a national cap and trade program for carbon dioxide and greenhouse gas emissions creates unnecessary volatility in the energy market, fails to address the energy and security needs of this country, threatens the jobs of hardworking men and women, raises energy costs to an unacceptable amount, fails to provide for additional investments in technology or is otherwise unduly burdensome to the State of West Virginia.
The American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009 is presently pending approval in the United States Congress. It calls for the establishment of a national cap and trade program that, if effected, would reduce West Virginia’s gross domestic product by an estimated $750 million by 2020 and by an estimated $1.75 billion by 2030. We heard of predicted job losses up to 10,000 by 2020 and up to 22,000 by 2030 if the proposed cap and trade program is enacted.
Yes, we are concerned and have forwarded SCR 9 to United States Senators Robert C. Byrd and John D. Rockefeller IV and Representatives Nick J. Rahall, Alan B. Mollohan and Shelley M. Capito. We hope they consider our persuasion and act on behalf of West Virginia.
If you should have any questions or comments regarding any issues or on any other pieces of legislation when they come before the Legislature, feel free to contact me here at my Charleston office. To write me, my address is: Senator Douglas Facemire, State Capitol, Building 1, Room 218-W, Charleston, WV 25305 or call me at 304.357.7845. I encourage all my constituents to remain active and become part of the legislative process.
Lady Titans in Clay
Gilmer County 43 @ Clay County 57
• Maggie Lilli with 9 points
• Brittany Blake with 8 points
• Megan Normant with 8 points
• Jenny Wolfe with 8 points
• Jordan Morris with 6 points
• Courtney Beall with 2 points
• Tiffany Young with 2 points
Gilmer County JV 56 @ Clay County JV 36
• Tiffany Young with 18 points
• Morgan Allen with 11 points
• Alexues Sprouse with 8 points
• Tristan Toman with 7 points
• Jamie Conrad with 4 points
• Tahni Harkleroad with 4 points
• Jessie Jones with 2 points
• Laken Moore with 2 points
~~ By Emily Ramezan ~~
Importance of Tax Benefits on Earned Income Tax Credit Awareness Day
Senator Rockefeller is urging qualified West Virginians to apply for the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC)—a federal income tax credit for low-income working individuals and families. Rockefeller is a longtime supporter of improving tax benefits to reach more working families, and issued the following statement on Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) Awareness Day.
“In these challenging economic times, every dollar saved makes a difference—and I want to encourage West Virginians who are working but still struggling to make ends meet to save money by claiming the Earned Income Tax Credit this year when they file their taxes. This program is a proven and straightforward way to put money back into our economy preserve jobs and help some of the West Virginia families who need it most,” Rockefeller said.
Rockefeller, a senior Member of the Senate Finance Committee, fought to expand the EITC to include working families that have three or more children so more people could take advantage of the credit. The expansion was successfully included in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.
Preliminary data for 2008 shows that 155,013 West Virginians claimed $281 million through the EITC program. The IRS estimates that 20 to 25 percent more people may qualify for EITC but may not be aware of it.
“Many people may not even know they’re eligible for this tax credit, so I urge everyone to encourage their coworkers, neighbors and friends to check to see if they qualify,” Rockefeller said. “With tax season upon us and families still struggling to pay the bills and put food on the table, this credit can make a difference by letting people keep more of their hard-earned money.”
Working families with children that have annual incomes below $35,000 to $48,000 (depending on marital status and the number of children in the family) generally are eligible for the federal EITC. Also, working people without children that have incomes below about $13,000 ($18,000 for a married couple) can receive the EITC.
West Virginia will hold its EITC Awareness Day event on February 2, 2010 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM at the Appalachian Power Park Banquet Room. The West Virginia Alliance for Sustainable Families, representatives from the IRS and coalition partners will be available to discuss EITC, tax preparation and assistance, consumer credit counseling, Children’s Health Insurance and U.S. savings bonds. More information, including specific eligibility requirements, can be found atwww.wveitc.com.
Congresswoman Shelley Moore Capito - Obama at Republican Conference
The President sought to strike a new chord this week in his State of the Union Address. He spoke about jobs and about the importance of promoting economic growth.
Yet, while I look forward to the possibility of a blank slate moving forward, it is critical that we see a change in the agenda, not simply a change in rhetoric.
Meeting With President Obama
To that end, I was pleased to have the opportunity to hear from President Obama this morning as he addressed a meeting of the House Republican Conference. After his remarks, he took a few moments for Q&A and I had the privilege of asking him about the implications his administration’s policy might have on a coal-heavy region like West Virginia.
As I’ve expressed to him before, I have serious concerns about what cap-and-trade and an aggressive EPA could mean for jobs and economic growth across our state. While it’s clear that we may not see eye to eye, I appreciate the President taking the time to answer some of our questions.
WVU Report on Cap-and-Trade
Also on the topic of energy – this week, professors at West Virginia University released a report on the full-impact of cap-and-trade. In highlighting the prospect of severe job loss and population decline, their view is a bit different than the President’s.
Of particular note, Dr. Randall A. Childs and the university’s Bureau of Business and Economic Research suggest that the state could lose more than 20,000 jobs over the next few decades and see a $1.8 billion decline in state domestic product. These are troubling numbers and we must remember them as the conversation continues.
As always, please don’t hesitate to contact my office with your thoughts, concerns or questions. It is an honor to serve you.
Gilmer County: ESC Meeting
The WVU Extension Service of Gilmer County will hold the Extension Service Committee meeting on Thursday, February 25, 2010 at 6:30 PM at the Holt House in Glenville.
This is a public meeting and all are welcome.
Extension Agent: 4-H Youth Development
WVU Extension: Gilmer County
201 North Court Street
Glenville, WV 26351
Books: Best Selling Fiction - 01.29.10
|The Help Kathryn Stockett, Putnam/Amy Einhorn|
|The Lost Symbol Dan Brown, Doubleday|
|The First Rule Robert Crais, Putnam|
|The Swan Thieves Elizabeth Kostova, Little, Brown|
|The Last Song Nicholas Sparks, Grand Central|
|I, Alex Cross James Patterson, Little Brown|
|Impact Douglas Preston, Forge|
|Deeper Than the Dead Tami Hoag, Dutton|
|Noah's Compass Anne Taylor, Knopf|
|Treasure Hunt John Lescroart, Dutton|
TW = This Week WOC = Weeks On Chart
George D. Kemper
George D. Kemper
Age 88, of Cox’s Mill, ( Newberne Community) departed this life at 3:14 AM, Friday January 29, 2010 at the Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital following a sudden illness.
Born July 14, 1921 in Gilmer County, son of the late Willie Nay & Flora Ellyson Kemper.
George worked for the Dept. of Agriculture as a Farmers Market Regional Supervisor based in Charleston WV. He retired in 1981 after which he & his wife made yearly trips to Florida. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening & the outdoors. George was a member of the Farm Bureau & member of the Newberne United Methodist Church.
On October 5, 1940 he was united in marriage to Clara “Louise” Cutlip, who preceded him in death on June 1, 2007.
Surviving are 4 Sons: George David Kemper & wife Florence Anne of Newberne, Willis D. Kemper of Newberne, Joseph C. Kemper & wife Kathy of Newberne, & Larry A. Kemper & wife Betty of Lewisburg.
1sisters survive: Loreta Suarez of Morgantown.
There are 9 grandchildren & 20 great-grandchildren also surviving.
George was preceded in death by 1 son, daughter-in-law, & grandson: Russell, Mary Ann, & Patrick D. Kemper all in 1981.
He was preceded in death by 1 brother Claude Kemper, 1 sister Eva Mae Kemper Goff, 1 great-granddaughter Beth Grant, & 1 great-great-granddaughter Abbigayle Faith Boggs.
Funeral Services will be conducted at 11:00 AM Monday February 1, 2010 at the Newberne United Methodist Church on Newberne Rd. with Pastor Ed Balis officiating.
Burial will follow in the Horn Creek Cemetery, Cox’s Mill, WV. Friends may call 5-8 PM, Sunday at the mortuary.
Ellyson Mortuary Inc. is assisting the family of George D. Kemper with arrangements.
Agnes Pearl Smith
Agnes Pearl Smith
Age 93, of Burnsville, WV went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, January 23, 2010 after a long illness.
She was born on July 21, 1916 a daughter of the late Olie and Anna Gibson Mealy. She was a member of the Burnsville United Methodist Church and will be missed by her neighbors and community. She was noted for her love of flowers and always had a porch full of beautiful blooms. Her love for her family will never be forgotten.
Pearl is preceded in death by her loving husband John and son, Charles. He was the last of her family with her mother, father, sisters and brothers all preceding her in death.
She is survived by her sons: Ronald L. Smith and wife Jo Ann of Burnsville, WV; Roger Smith and wife Paulette of Morgantown, WV. Daughters: Bernice Nettles and husband Roger of Mooresville, NC; Lois Ramsey and husband Jearl of Stouts Mills, WV; 10 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren.
The family would like to thank all the caregivers during our Mother’s long illness, especially Linda Rowan and Gerald Casto, and all that visited during her short stay at Braxton Home Health Care.
Funeral services were held at 2:00 PM on Tuesday, January 26, 2010 at Burnsville United Methodist church with Rev. Jon Nettles and Rev. Jim Burrough officiating. Burial will be in the Smith Family Cemetery at Stouts Mill, WV. Friends called from Noon to service time at the church.
Stockert-Sizemore Funeral Home in Flatwoods, WV is in charge of the arrangements.
Darrell Eugene “Timmy” Wilson, Jr.
Darrell Eugene “Timmy” Wilson, Jr.
Age 47, of Heaters died January 24, 2010 at Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital in Weston. Timmy was born on April 23, 1962 in Sutton to Barbara Utt Wilson & the late Darrell Eugene Wilson, Sr.
Timmy worked as a Mechanic before being disabled. He was a protestant by faith. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents; John D. & Nina Utt, and his paternal grandparents; Lee & Kelsey Wilson.
Timmy is survived by his wife Barbara Teter Wilson, children; Justin Lee & Sienna Mae Wilson both at home, Jeremy Fincham of Culpepper, VA. , Mother & stepfather; Barbara & Lynn Cabaniss of Smith Mt. Lake, VA, his brother and sister James Lee Wilson and Pamela Kay Blankenbaker both of Martinsburg, WV.
Funeral service was held on Thursday, January 28, 2010 at 1:00 PM at Greene-Robertson Funeral Home with Rev. Russell Shaw officiating. Burial followed in the Poplar Ridge Cemetery, near Sutton. Friends called on Wednesday from 6-8 PM.
Greene-Robertson Funeral Home in Sutton is serving the Wilson family.
On line condolences can be sent to greene-robertsonfuneralhome.com
Harold Hornor Jr.
Harold Hornor Jr.
Passed away from natural causes on Wednesday, January 27, 2010, in Indianapolis, Indiana.
He was born in Weston on October 11, 1941, to Harold G. Hornor Sr. and Betty Trent Hornor, both deceased.
He is survived by his stepmother, Marilee V. Hornor (Akron, OH); brother, Robert W. Hornor (Malabar, FL); and sister, Katherine A. Sedig (Morrison, IL).
He is also survived by three nephews; one niece; two aunts, Mary K. Hall (Weston) and Evelyn B. Hornor (Weston); and many cousins.
Butch, as he was known to family and friends, was cremated and will be interred at a later date in the Weston Masonic Cemetery in the Hornor family plot.
Austin Robert Hardesty
Austin Robert Hardesty
Age 68 of Big Knawl Fork Road, Walkersville, WV, passed away on Tuesday, January 19, 2010 at his home.
He was born November 17, 1941 at Baltimore, MD, a son of the late Austin Wilfred and Alberta Lowman Hardesty.
He is survived by his wife, Linda King Hardesty of Walkersville.
Funeral Services were held on Friday, January 22, 2010 at 10:30 AM at the Barranco & Sons Funeral Home in Severna Park, MD.
Online condolences may be made at www.barrancofuneralhome.com
Interment was in Glen Haven Memorial Park, Glen Bernie, MD.
The Alkire Funeral Chapel of Ireland, WV is in charge of local arrangements for Austin Robert Hardesty.
Daily Prayer - 01.30.10
Gracious God, it seems that what most holds my attention are those things and people that I can see, touch, hear, and feel.
Yet, in the moments of my day when my mind is still, my soul is quiet, and my breath is slow and even, I can almost detect a whiff of your presence.
These precious times are all too fleeting; they slip away almost as quickly as they come.
The phone rings, my child cries, a colleague needs my assistance, or my mind just simply gets distracted.
Help me know, O God, that you are still present with me, even in my distractions and interruptions.
But also help me savor those spiritually centered moments so much that I will make room in my life for more of them.
When I am impatient because I can’t see, touch, hear, or feel you, let your love seep surely into me until my heart turns back to you in surprise and delight.
Today is Saturday, Jan. 30, the 30th day of 2010. There are 335 days left in the year.
Thought for Today: “History repeats itself in the large because human nature changes with geological leisureliness.“ - Will (1885-1981) and Ariel Durant (1898-1981), American historians.
Today’s Highlight in History:
On Jan. 30, 1948, Indian political and spiritual leader Mohandas K. Gandhi was shot and killed by a Hindu extremist.
In 1649, England’s King Charles I was beheaded.
In 1882, the 32nd president of the United States, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, was born in Hyde Park, N.Y.
In 1933, Adolf Hitler became chancellor of Germany. The first episode of the “Lone Ranger” radio program was broadcast on station WXYZ in Detroit.
In 1960, the American Football League awarded a franchise to Oakland, Calif.
In 1962, two members of “The Flying Wallendas” high-wire act were killed when their seven-person pyramid collapsed during a performance in Detroit.
In 1964, the United States launched Ranger 6, an unmanned spacecraft carrying television cameras that crash-landed on the moon, but failed to send back images.
In 1968, the Tet Offensive began during the Vietnam War as Communist forces launched surprise attacks against South Vietnamese provincial capitals.
In 1972, 13 Roman Catholic civil rights marchers were shot to death by British soldiers in Northern Ireland on what became known as “Bloody Sunday.“
In 1979, the civilian government of Iran announced it had decided to allow Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, who’d been living in exile in France, to return.
In 2003, Richard Reid, the British citizen and al-Qaida follower who’d tried to blow up a trans-Atlantic jetliner with explosives hidden in his shoes, was sentenced to life in prison by a federal judge in Boston.
Ten years ago:
• Elian Gonzalez’s grandmothers returned home to a hero’s welcome in Cuba, vowing to continue the struggle to wrest the six-year-old shipwreck survivor from relatives in Miami.
• A Kenya Airways A-310 crashed shortly after takeoff from Abidjan, Ivory Coast, killing 169 people (10 people survived).
• The St. Louis Rams won Super Bowl XXXIV (34), defeating the Tennessee Titans 23-16.
Five years ago:
• Iraqis voted in their country’s first free election in a half-century; President George W. Bush called the balloting a resounding success.
• The downing of a C-130 military transport plane north of Baghdad killed all ten British servicemen on board; the militant group Ansar al-Islam claimed responsibility.
• In Northern Ireland, Robert McCartney, 33, was killed in a fight at a Belfast pub by members of the Irish Republican Army.
• Marat Safin defeated Lleyton Hewitt 1-6, 6-3, 6-4, 6-4 to win the Australian Open.
One year ago:
• Michael Steele was elected the first black chairman of the Republican National Committee.
• President Barack Obama signed a series of executive orders that he said should “level the playing field” for labor unions in their struggles with management.
• Ingemar Johansson, who stunned the boxing world by knocking out Floyd Patterson to win the heavyweight title in 1959, died in Kungsbacka, Sweden at age 76.
• Former Alabama Gov. Guy Hunt died in Birmingham at age 75.
Actress Dorothy Malone is 85
Producer-director Harold Prince is 82
Actor Gene Hackman is 80
Actress Tammy Grimes is 76
Actress Vanessa Redgrave is 73
Chess grandmaster Boris Spassky is 73
Country singer Jeanne Pruett is 73
Country singer Norma Jean is 72
Former Vice President Dick Cheney (CHAY’-nee) is 69
Rock singer Marty Balin is 68
Rhythm-and-blues musician William King (The Commodores) is 61
Singer Phil Collins is 59
Actor Charles S. Dutton is 59
World Golf Hall of Famer Curtis Strange is 55
Maine Gov. John Baldacci is 55
Actress-comedian Brett Butler is 52
Singer Jody Watley is 51
The King of Jordan, Abdullah II, is 48
Actor Norbert Leo Butz is 43
Country singer Tammy Cochran is 38
Actor Christian Bale is 36
Pop-country singer-songwriter Josh Kelley is 30
Actor Wilmer Valderrama is 30
Actor Jake Thomas is 20
WV Lottery - 01.29.10
U.S.A.: Employment Cost Index
Total compensation costs for civilian workers increased 0.5%, seasonally adjusted, from September to
For the year ended December 2009, compensation costs, wages and salaries, and benefit costs each
Best Selling Pop Albums 01.28.10
|Hope For Haiti Now Various Artists|
|I Dreamed a Dream Susan Boyle|
|The Fame Lady Gaga|
|2010 Grammy Nominees Various Artists|
|Contra Vampire Weekend|
|The Element of Freedom Alicia Keys|
|The E.N.D. The Black Eyed Peas|
|Fearless Taylor Swift|
TW = This Week LW = Last Week WOC = Weeks On Chart
Fishing Report: Trout Stocked the Week of January 25-29
The following waters were stocked the week of January 25, 2010.
• Blackwater River
• East Fork Greenbrier River
• Glady Fork
• Hurricane Reservoir
• Little River East Fork Greenbrier River
• North Fork of South Branch (Catch & Release)
• South Branch (Franklin)
• South Branch (Catch & Release)
• South Branch (Smoke Hole)
• Tomlinson Run Lake
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