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Glenville: Denzil and Rita Huff 60th Anniversary - 01.05.13
Long Time Gilmer County Magistrate Bob Minigh Retires
Friends, colleagues, co-workers and members of the community paid a tear-filled, bittersweet farewell recently to a beloved, long-serving Gilmer County Magistrate at a retirement party in his honor.
Gilmer County Magistrate Robert W. Minigh will officially retires December 31, 2012 when his current terms expires.
Minigh, who has served as a magistrate for the past 36 years chose not to run for re-election in 2012.
He leaves behind long-held professional and working relationship with many in the local judicial and legal community.
Bob, who found it difficult to hold back emotions, thanked all of those he has worked with over the years.
Gilmer County’s longtime magistrate, Carol Wolfe presented the retiring magistrate with certificate of appreciation on behalf of the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals thanking him for his many years of dedicated and outstanding service to Gilmer County Magistrate Court and the citizens of the state.
Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia
Chief Justice Menis E. Ketchum II
Justice Robin Jean Davis
Justice Brent D. Benjamin
Justice Margaret L. Workman
Justice Thomas E. Mchugh
Be It Known That Robert W. Minigh Has Rendered Valuable and Distinguished Services to The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals and to All The Citizens of The County of Gilmer as Magistrate Tirelessly Giving of Himself in The Proper, Equitable, and Professional Administration of Justice For 36 Years.
By The Authority Vested in The Supreme Court of Appeals, There Is Hereby Conferred And Awarded To Him This Certificate of Recognition.
Menis E. Ketchum, II, Chief Justice
Steven D. Canterbury,
Supreme Court of Appeals
Bob is a highly respected member of the community. Many of you know Bob as a Little League Coach for Normantown Elementary. He led the girls and boys to many victories, probably more than any other coach in the county.
In those days, Bob did not coach because his son or daughter was on the team. He coached because he loved the game. Of all the coaches, Bob Minigh was the most fair. He believed that every child deserved the opportunity to play the game, and everyone on the team had an equal chance, no matter who the child was related to.
Bob was known as a coach who would take a chance on a kid that no one else would give a second glance.
Many of these kids could not afford shoes or equipment, but Bob made sure they had everything they needed. They were the sharpest team on the field.
As an example, some of you may remember when Bob coached 5th and 6th graders in basketball at Normantown.
He had seven basketball players who played in the championship game against Glenville Elementary, a team of twenty boys.
In the first quarter, two of the Normantown ball players fouled out. After a third ball player fouled out, the Normantown team had to finish with four ball players.
Those four Normantown boys were exhausted, but Glenville Elementary had a bench full of boys itching to get into the game.
Glenville coaches kept their starters in because they wanted to win.
When Normantown Elementary won the championship game with four players, the opposing team fell to their knees and cried in defeat.
They had given all they had, but that was not enough to conquer Bob Minigh’s Normantown Vikings.
The citizens of Gilmer County will never be able to repay Bob for his kindness to the youngsters in the county because Bob is not an ordinary man.
He is a hero to many young people who have grown into respectable, caring people who use Bob’s example in their everyday lives.
Appalachian Trail Still Evolving after 75 Years; 99% of Path Has Been Moved or Rebuilt
Although Tuesday marks the 75th anniversary of its completion, the nearly 2,200-mile path from Georgia to Maine is never really finished.
In the decades since the original path was built, 99% has been relocated or rebuilt, and transferred to public ownership.
That means the trail and some 250,000 contiguous acres are better protected from development.
Mark Wenger is executive director of the Appalachian Trail Conservancy in Harpers Ferry.
He says that as desirable land becomes available, it will continue to shift.
Wenger says the relocations and rebuilding have also made the path itself more sustainable.
It was originally routed straight up and down many mountains, which worsened erosion and made hiking much harder.
For more information : www.appalachiantrail.org
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Cox’s Mills: Somerville
Rodney and Brenda Somerville of Cox’s Mills will celebrate their 50th anniversary.
The couple were married by the Rev. Flesher on March 25, 1962, at Weston.
She is the daughter of the late Guy and Lena Bailey.
She is retired from Gilmer County Schools.
He is the son of the late Hayward Murrus and Roena Gae Somerville.
He is retired from East Resources and Pennzoil with 41 years of service.
They are the parents of Claudia Diane (Dwaine) Doss of Linn and Rodney David (Julie) Somerville of Charleston.
They have six grandchildren, Jodi, Stephanie, Mike, Katy, Megan and William Cole.
They have three great-grandchildren, Lena, Elijah and Mckenzie.
An open reception will be held by their family from 1:00 - 4:00 PM March 24, 2012 at Senior Citizens Center in Glenville.
It is requested that gifts be omitted.
Persinger Retires From GSC Financial Aid Office
After three decades of service to Glenville State College, Susie Persinger is saying farewell to the job she has truly enjoyed.
On September 30, 2011 Persinger officially retired from the GSC Financial Aid Department where she has worked for the last thirty years.
She originally started working at the college book store, but after six months, moved into the Business Department as a Financial Aid Assistant.
Susie Persinger retires from GSC after 30 years of service
“I have really enjoyed being able to work closely with the students and helping them find the funds they needed to attend GSC. It is satisfying to know that I had at least a small part in helping many of them complete their education so they can be successful in life. Many of the students I have worked with have stopped by to see me and say hi when they have returned to campus over the years, and that always makes me feel good that they thought of me,“ said Persinger.
Now she is looking forward to the ‘good life’ and has lots of plans that will keep her busy and enjoying retirement. “I will have more time now to ride our horses and go four wheeling on our farm. I love plants and have many of them, so I will spend a lot of time nurturing them. “Persinger says she also enjoys scrapbooking and will now have more time to dedicate to that as well.
Persinger lives on a farm in Little Ellis in Gilmer County with her husband Jacky, a 1983 graduate of GSC who is a semi-retired accountant. They have two children, Tina and John, and two grandchildren Jacob (11) and Lucas (6).
Tina received a Regents Bachelor of Arts Degree from GSC in1998 and is currently enrolled at GSC seeking a Bachelor of Arts in Education while working as a student worker in the GSC Registrar’s Office. John is a GSC junior majoring in History.
Persinger retirement party
“The GSC community really is like a family. I have had the opportunity to work with so many wonderful people, and I have made a lot of friends. Though I am looking forward to retirement, I will miss being with all of them. I am glad that I will still be in the area and will have a chance to still see them.“ said Persinger.
The Financial Aid Department hosted a retirement reception on Thursday, September 29, 2011 for co-workers, family, and friends to congratulate Persinger and wish her well.
“Susie has been a loyal and dedicated employee. She has assisted students all these years with sincerity and dedication to her job. It will be difficult to replace thirty years of experience and knowledge. She will be missed,“ stated GSC Director of Financial Aid Karen Lay.
Poplar Forest to Pop for Sutton Dam - 07.23.11
Come pop a balloon at Poplar Forest for a $1.00, $2.00, $5.00 or $20.00 ticket inside the balloon for any purchase in the store Saturday July 23, 2011.
Also every person who comes in the door will receive a genuine leather key ring until supplies run out that day.
Bob Henry Baber, the Mountain Party gubernatorial candidate will be signing his just released book Pure Orange Sunshine that day. And he will offer the book at $10.00 off of retail just for Sutton.
Poplar Forest, the home of West Virginia collectible crafts, will join the 50th year Celebration of the Sutton Dam and the Sutton Artz Market on Saturday July 23, 2011.
Look for the purple star and the purple flag at 200 Second Street downtown Sutton.
Parking is available across the street on the lot at the corner of Main and Second Street.
That evening at 7:00 PM Eskar Morris and friends will be playing his brand of West Virginia rockin country in the Elk Hotel lobby.
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Sutton Dam’s 50th Anniversary to Be Marked
The Sutton Dam’s war-interrupted construction 50 years ago will be marked this week with a ceremony.
Construction of the 210-foot-high dam was authorized by Congress in 1938, but construction didn’t start until 11 years later.
Then the Korean War suspended that work, which was resumed in 1956.
The dam was dedicated in July 1861, and it’s proved its worth.
The U.S. Army Corp of Engineers says the dam has provided more than $400 million in flood damage reduction.
A program on Friday will recognize those who worked on the dam’s construction.
Anniversary: Claude and Sharon White
Claude and Sharon White of Parkersburg celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on January 21.
The couple was married in 1961 by Rev. Gerald Maynard at the Presbyterian Church in Glenville.
They are the parents of three daughters, Connie (Edwin) Staats of Ravenswood, Kim (Tom) Long of Ravenswood and Pam Piggott of Parkersburg.
They have five grandchildren, Jennifer Staats Long of Ravenswood, Beth Staats Carrodus of Parkersburg, Jon Long of Ravenswood, Chelsea Long of Ravenswood and Blake Piggott of Parkersburg.
They are the great-grandparents of Calli Long and Addison Long of Ravenswood and C.J. Carrodus and Austin Carrodus of Parkersburg.
Mr. White is the son of the late Claude and Mae Brady White of Baldwin. He served in the U.S. Army and retired from Shell Chemical with 35 years of service.
Mrs. White is the daughter of the late Shirley and Rema Wright Wilfong of Glenville. She worked part-time as a bookkeeper.
They are both longtime members of Calvary Memorial Church in Parkersburg.
A reception held by their family will be at 2:00 PM July 16, 2011 at Calvary Memorial Church, 607 Wayside Farm Road, Parkersburg.
No gifts, but cards are welcome.at 296 Edison Drive, Parkersburg, WV 26104.
Grogg: Golden Wedding Anniversary
The children of Bill and Donna (Bush) Grogg are pleased to announce that on June 10, 2011 they will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary. They were united in marriage on June 10, 1961 at Mt. Zion in Calhoun County by the Rev. Glendon McKee.
Bill and Donna are the parents of three children, Louie Grogg of Newberne, Curtis Grogg of Glenville and Clarissa Grogg Ferrell of Glenville. They have five grandchildren, Emilee Grogg Nichols; Olivia Ferrell; Cody Grogg; Cory Grogg and Dayton Grogg; and two great-grandsons, Wyatt Nichols and Wattson Nichols.
Bill is retired from Teamsters after 24 years of service. He then went to work for and retired from Equitable Gas. Bill now works at Foodland in Glenville running the greenhouse. He is also a member of the Knights of Pythias Lodge. Donna is a homemaker and enjoys working in the produce department at Glenville Foodland. Bill and Donna enjoy spending time with their grandchildren and great-grandsons as well as being outdoors working in their garden and camping.
In celebration of this special milestone, Bill and Donna were treated to a trip to Gatlinburg, Tennessee in May, 2011 with their children, grandchildren, great-grandsons and Donna’s Twin Brother, Don Bush and his wife, Karen.
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Forrest and Mildred McNemar celebrated their 60th anniversary on April 16.
The couple were married in Orlando, WV, by the late Charles Parrish.
He is a Korean War veteran with a Purple Heart and other medals. He retired from Aramat Plant after more than 33 years. He does gardening and woodworking.
She had a sewing shop in her home for 18 years and retired from Camden Clark Medical Center.
She does gardening and sewing.
They have five children, Donald (Martha) of Lawrenceville, GA; Paul (Susan) of Parkersburg; Robert (Sherry) of New Martinsville; Kathryn (Tom) of Vienna and David of Parkersburg.
They also had 13 foster children. They have 13 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Gilmer County Senior Center 10 Year Anniversay
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Gilmer County Senior Center 10th Anniversary
Gene and Margaret Collins: Thank You
Gene and I would like to thank our children, grandchildren, family and friends for making our 50th Wedding Anniversary so very SPECIAL.
The video of our life together was so extra special and very emotional and moving, the beautiful song of ‘How Great Thou Art’ sung by our wonderful and beautiful granddaughter Lindsey, the food was delicious, the cake was beautiful, the decorations and tables were lovely and the cards and gifts beautiful.
The ones who attended made it special and the ones who could not be there, we know were with us in spirit.
We thank you all. We are truly blessed and we thank you all from the bottom of our hearts.
Gene and Margaret Collins
A LIFETIME OF LOVE
Please join the children of Eugene and Margaret Collins in celebrating the couple’s 50th wedding Anniversary.
They were married at the Trinity Methodist Church by the Rev. Lawrence Sherwood March 19, 1961.
They have two children, Tammey Collins Webb married to Richard Dean Webb of Big Springs and Wesley B. Collins married to Amy Wolfe Collins of Parkersburg.
Another that they consider like a daughter is Sharie McVicker of Capon Bridge, WV.
They have four beautiful grandchildren, Lindsey Nicole Webb, Laura Ann Webb, Evan Garrett Collins and little Molly McVicker. All are the light of their lives.
“We thank God for these happy 50 years. We are truly blessed said Margaret”, Said Eugene and Margaret.
Friends are asked to join the couple and their family at the First Baptist Church, Glenville to celebrate on Sunday March 20, 2011 beginning at 2:00 PM.
Refreshments will be served along with some very nice surprises for the couple from their children and grandchildren.
They are requesting no gifts, but cards are welcome.
Please come join them in the celebration.
Hope to see you there.
Gilmer County Clerk Beverly Marks Retires After 32 Years of Service
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Gilmer County West Virginia County Clerk Beverly Marks Retirement
Gilmer County West Virginia County Clerk Beverly Marks Award
~~ By Gary Collins ~~
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RETIREMENT CELEBRATION FOR BEVERLY MARKS, COUNTY CLERK
RETIREMENT CELEBRATION FOR BEVERLY MARKS, COUNTY CLERK
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 29, 2010
12:00 NOON - 4:00 PM AT THE GILMER COUNTY COURTHOUSE
Red Hats Six Birthday
Red Hats will celebrate their sixth birthday with a Halloween party at Pizza Hut in Glenville on Thursday, October 14, 2010 at 12:30 PM.
Dues of $2 will be collected, plus a $3 assessment fee for expenses.
Please be present or notify Yvonne or Mona of your intentions to join for another year.
Gerald “Brownie” and Eleanor Maxine West Amick Sr. of Route 1, Cairo, WV, (Nutter Farm area) Ritchie County will be celebrating their 60th anniversary Friday, July 30, 2010.
The couple were married this date 1950 at the 13th and Liberty Street Church of God by the Rev. J.N. Richardson.
Mrs. Amick is the daughter of the late George F. and Roberta Belle Powell West of Volcano, WV. She is retired from the Ritchie County Board of Education after 22 1/2 years of employment.
Mr. Amick is the son of the late George H. and Mary L. Clayton Amick, of Route 1, Cairo, WV. He is retired from the U.S. Postal Service as a rural mail carrier. He is a World War II veteran serving in the Pacific Conflict. He also had the recent privilege to go to Washington, D.C., on the Honor Flight to view the WWII Memorial.
Mr. and Mrs. Amick are the parents of three children, Diana L. Amick Bungard (Emerson) of Davisville (Little Stillwell), Judy Amick Boyd (Richard) of Deer Park, Texas, and “Gerry” Gerald B. Amick Jr. of Route 1, Cairo. They have one grandchild, Rachel E. Boyd of Deer Park, who is a graduate this year from Baylor University, Waco, Texas.
Cards would be appreciated and may be sent to the Amicks at Route 1, Box 43, Cairo, WV 26337.
Kermit and Patricia Poling of Pennsboro, WV, celebrated their 45th anniversary on June 12, 2010.
They were married in 1965 at the First Evangelical United Brethren Church in Grafton by the Rev. Durward W. Poling, father of the groom.
Mrs. Poling is the daughter of the later Dorsey and Maxine (Hawkings) Groves, and is a retired EMT who is still active in church and community endeavors.
Poling is the son of the late Rev. Durward and Della (Boyles) Poling. He is a retired United Methodist minister, and is pastor emeritus of the Pennsboro U.M. Church.
The Polings have two sons, David of Pennsboro and Mikael of Vienna.
They have three grandchildren and two stepgrandchildren.
Thomas: 50th Wedding Anniversary
Mr. and Mrs. Joe Thomas, of Newark, OH celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary April 23, 2010.
Barbara Short and Joe Thomas were marred April 23, 1960, in Charleston, WV, by the Rev. Walter Overstreet.
They are the parents of Dr. John Thomas, of Weston, WV.
They have one granddaughter.
Mr. Thomas retired from the U.S. Air Force, Sears and Denison University.
Mrs. Thomas retired from Arlington Nursing Home and Interim Home Health as a Licensed Practical Nurse.
The couple celebrated their anniversary with a weekend at Stonewall Lodge & Spa, Roanoke, WV, hosted by their son and granddaughter.
GOLDEN WEDDING ANNIVERSARY: RATLIFF’S TO CELEBRATE 50TH WEDDING ANNIVERSARY
Diane & Mark Haynie, Eddie & Debbie Ratliff, and Scottie Ratliff are pleased to announce the celebration of their parents, Alvie Ratliff and Pauline (Campbell) Ratliff’s Golden Wedding Anniversary.
Alvie and Pauline were married on April 11, 1960 by Rev. Neal Dent at Burnsville WV.
Pauline is the daughter of the late Nellie and Everett Campbell of Sand Fork, WV.
She attended Sand Fork Grade and High School and Glenville State College where she received a degree in Associates in Arts in Administrative Science.
She is employed by P & C Oil and Gas Inc/ P & C Business Solutions Inc in Linn, WV.
Alvie is the son of Ben and Ollie Ratliff, Stouts Mills WV.
He is self employed Livestock Dealer.
They are the parents of three children, Diane, who is married to Mark Haynie of Pearisburg, Virginia, Eddie, who is married to Debra Hamrick of Sand Fork, WV, and Scottie Ratliff of Orlando, WV. They are also the proud grandparents of three grandsons, Marcus and Brooks Haynie, of Pearsburg, VA, and Christopher Ratliff of Sand Fork.
Family and friends are invited to help them celebrate at an open house on Sunday, April 11, 2010 from 3:00 - 5:00 P.M. at their residence in Orlando, WV.
They will be having a Trailride, which is something they both enjoy doing, that morning, starting at 10:00 AM at their home. If anyone would like to join them for the ride feel to bring your horse and ride along with them.
Cards are welcome, no gifts, please.
Mr. and Mrs. Damon West to Mark 65th Anniversary
Damon and Edna West of Troy will celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary on Wednesday, March 31, 2010.
The couple was married on March 31, 1945 in Baltimore, Maryland by the Rev. Linweaver.
Mrs. West worked in Baltimore during World War II and is a homemaker.
Mr. West is a retired teacher, coach and athletic director in Gilmer County.
He is also a World War II Veteran.
They are the parents of one son, Larry, and wife Debbie of New Martinsville, and one daughter, Lucy Ann West of Glenville.
They have four grandchildren: Chad West, Adam West, Nicole West Nastasi and husband Nathan West.
An open house will be held Saturday, March 27, 2010 from 1:00 to 3:00 PM at the Gilmer County Senior Center in Glenville.
Cards are appreciated, but it is requested that gifts be omitted.
HAPPY GOLDEN ANNIVERSARY - ROY & ELAINE MORRIS
HAPPY GOLDEN ANNIVERSARY
ROY & ELAINE MORRIS
MARY, RONNIE, RHONDA AND STEPHANIE AND THEIR FAMILIES WOULD LIKE TO INVITE ALL FRIENDS AND FAMILY TO JOIN IN THE CELEBRATION OF THEIR PARENTS ROY & ELAINE MORRIS 50TH WEDDING ANNIVERSARY AT CEDAR CREEK STATE PARK IN THE AIR CONDITIONED BLDG. ON SUNDAY, JUNE 7, 2009 FROM 2:00 TO 4:00 PM.
ROY AND ELAINE WERE MARRIED ON JUNE 11, 1959 IN MARIETTA, OH.
THEY WOULD LOVE TO SEE EVERYONE AND SAY HELLO;
AND ASK ALSO THAT THE CLASSMATES OF US KIDS STOP IN.
IF YOU CAN NOT ATTEND AND WISH TO MAIL A CARD YOU CAN MAIL IT TO:
3610 STEER RUN RD., NORMANTOWN, WV 25267.
REFRESHMENTS WILL BE AVAILABLE SO, PLEASE STOP IN, SAY HELLO, AND STAY FOR A WHILE.