Former GSC Standout Justin Caldwell To Play Professionally

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Glenville State College Pioneer basketball standout and Mullens, WV, native Justin Caldwell has signed an eight-month contract with the BBC Bascharage, which plays in the Luxembourg N2 league.

Caldwell a standout at Wyoming East averaged 19.9 points and three assists his senior season as he led them to a 26-1 record and a Class AA championship.

After high school Caldwell went on to play at West Virginia Wesleyan, for former head coach Bill Lilly. During his time with the Bobcats (2007-2010), Caldwell started three seasons as he averaged 16.5 points per game.

After coach Lilly moved on to Glenville State College as an assist for Head Coach Stephen Dye, Caldwell followed his former coach to GSC.

During his senior season at GSC, Caldwell led the West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WVIAC) in scoring with 23.7 points per game.

Caldwell will play point guard for the Hedgehogs, which went 18-10 last seasons.

“It’s a real honor, it’s always been a dream of mine to play overseas, I am just lucky it actually happened,” said Caldwell.

Caldwell leaves for Luxembourg in September.

G-Fin™: U.S.A.: Economic Brief – 07.02.12

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Mass Layoffs (Monthly)

In June, employers took 1,317 mass layoff actions involving 131,406 workers.

Mass layoff events decreased by 63 from May, while associated initial claims increased by 1,215.

Regional and State Employment and Unemployment (Monthly)

In June, 27 states had over-the-month unemployment rate increases, 11 states and the District of Columbia had decreases, and 12 states had no change.

Nonfarm payroll employment increased in 29 states and the district and decreased in 21 states.

Usual Weekly Earnings of Wage and Salary Workers

Median weekly earnings of the nation’s 102.8 million full-time wage and salary workers were $771 in the second quarter of 2012.

This was 2.4% higher than a year earlier, compared with a gain of 1.9% in the CPI-U.

Consumer Price Index

On a seasonally adjusted basis, the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers was unchanged in June after declining 0.3% in May.

The index for all items less food and energy rose 0.2% in June, the same increase as in May.

Real Earnings

Real average hourly earnings rose 0.2% in June, seasonally adjusted, due to a 0.3% gain in average hourly earnings combined with an unchanged CPI-U.

Real average weekly earnings rose 0.5% over the month.

Producer Price Index

The Producer Price Index for finished goods increased 0.1% in June.

Prices for finished goods moved down 1.0% in May and declined 0.2% in April.

The index for finished goods less foods and energy moved up 0.2%.

Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey

There were 3.6 million job openings on the last business day of May, little changed from 3.4 million in April, but up from May 2011.

The hires rate (3.3%) and the separations rate (3.3%) were essentially unchanged over the month.

U.S. International Trade in Goods and Services, May 2012

Total May exports of $183.1 billion and imports of $231.8 billion resulted in a goods and services deficit of $48.7 billion, down from $50.6 billion in April, revised.

May exports were $0.4 billion more than April exports of $182.7 billion.

May imports were $1.6 billion less than April imports of $233.3 billion.

U.S. Import and Export Price Indexes

U.S. import prices fell 2.7% in June, following a 1.2% decrease in May.

Lower prices for both fuel and nonfuel imports contributed to the overall decline.

U.S. export prices fell 1.7% in June after a 0.4% drop the previous month.



NCTM: Mathematics Course Work Scholarships for Grades PreK-5 Teachers

The National Council for the Teachers of Mathematics Course Work Scholarships for Grades PreK-5 Teachers provides financial support for improving teachers’ understanding of mathematics by completing course work.

Maximum award: $2,000.

Eligibility: individual classroom teachers or small groups of teachers currently teaching mathematics in grades PreK-5 level who are also (as of October 15, 2012) Full Individual or e-Members of NCTM or teach in a school with a current (as of October 15, 2012) NCTM PreK-8 school membership.

Deadline: November 09, 2012.

NSTA: Awards for Excellence in Inquiry-based Science Teaching

The Delta Education/Frey-Neo/CPO Science Awards for Excellence in Inquiry-based Science Teaching will recognize and honor three full-time PreK-12 teachers of science who successfully use inquiry-based science to enhance teaching and learning in their classroom.

Maximum award: $1,500 towards expenses to attend the NSTA National Conference, and $1,500 for the awardee.

Eligibility: PreK-12 teachers of science.

Deadline: November 30, 2012.

VSP: Sight for Students

Sight for Students is a VSP charity that provides free vision exams and glasses to low-income, uninsured children.

The program operates nationally through a network of community partners who identify children in need and VSP network doctors who provide the eyecare services.

Parents and guardians interested in seeking assistance through the Sight for Students program must work through VSP’s established network of community partners. VSP does not issue gift certificates directly to the public.

Eligibility: There are five basic qualifications a child must meet in order to receive a Sight for Students gift certificate: family income is no more than 200% of federal poverty level (see website for chart); child is not enrolled in Medicaid or other vision insurance; child is 18 years old or younger and has not graduated from high school; child or parent is a U.S. citizen or legal immigrant with a social security number; and child has not used the Sight for Students program during the past 12 months.

Deadline: N/A.

Letter Gap: Log Cabin Crafts Open for Business

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Glenville State College Baseball Clinic 2012

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Linn: Yard Sale for Antiques – August 03-04, 2012

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Yard Sale for Antiques

August 03 & 04, 2012

8:00 AM to 1:00 PM

This is not the BIGGEST yard sale this weekend in Gilmer County but it is the BEST one for finding antiques and collectables!

This is a pre-moving sale and it’s not going with me!

Future sales will include household items and garage/shed items.

Even the house…

NO clothes, Nothing for kids and No junk!

What you will find is Antique (1800’s) furniture including a South Jersey dough box, Hepple white cherry drop leaf table, pine Pennsylvania hooded baby cradle, 6 cane seat chairs, dresser, large blue paint 2 door cupboard, plus more.

There is a nice selection of old iron ware, Large iron kettles, blue Mason jars, bisque, lots of early American pattern glass, some Fenton, large set (70Pc) of Churchill England Blue Willow, and kerosene lamps.

Too much to list.

Cash sales only.

Directions: From 33/119 at Linn, WV take highway 47 to the 4th house on the right.

Carol Stone

Stumptown: FREE Ice Cream Social and School Supply Give Away - 08.17.12

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FREE Ice Cream Social and School Supply Give Away

Friday, August 17, 2012

Steer Creek Church of Christ, Stumptown (3.5 miles up Rosedale Road)

Begins at 7:00 PM

Door prize drawing and FREE school supplies for students

Community welcome

Come and visit with fellow students, friends and neighbors

Burnsville Harvest Festival Pageant 2012

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Burnsville Harvest Festival will be having their 2012 pageant on September 13, 2012 at 6:00 PM.

Anyone interested in competing can access an application on Facebook under the Burnsville Harvest Festival page or by calling Pam at 304.853.2605 at the Burnsville Town Hall.

Age Divisions:

•  0-3 years old (Tiny Tot)

•  4-5 years old (Tot)

•  6-8 years old (Little Miss)

•  9-10 years old (Miniature Miss)

•  11-12 years old (Junior Miss)

•  13-15 years old (Teen)

•  16-21 years old (Queen)

The age you are the day of the pageant is the age division you will compete in.

The only exception to this rule is if you are 15 but will be 16 by January 01, 2013 you may enter either.

The entry fees are as follows, ages:

•  0-12 $50.00

•  13-15 $50.00

•  16-21 $75.00

You may pay the entry fee yourself or you may get sponsors.


•  All contestants will receive a Trophy.

•  Tiny Tot Division: Crown, Sash, and a Gift Pack.

•  Tot Division: Crown, Sash, and a gift pack.

•  Little Miss Division: Crown, Sash, and a gift pack.

•  Miniature Miss Division: Crown, Sash, and a gift pack.

•  Junior Miss Division: Crown, Sash, and a gift pack.

•  Teen Division: Crown, Sash, $4000 Scholarship to Glenville State College, a Gift Certificate to The Crowning Touch, and a Gift Pack.

•  Queen Division: Crown, Sash, $4,000.00 Scholarship to Glenville State College, $200.00 Gift Certificate to The Crowning Touch, gift pack, and an all expense trip paid to compete in the WV State Fairs & Festivals Pageant.

All Winners will reign over the Burnsville Harvest Festival to be held at the Burnsville Town Park and the Football field on September 13-16, 2012.

All winners will need to attend the remaining days of the festival.

The pageant will be on Thursday September 13, 2012.

For further questions please call Suzanne Wine 304.853.2983 or 304.678.3478.

Return fact sheet and entry fee to PO Box 402 Burnsville, WV 26335 or email at “”.

G-Comm™: Hoppy’s Commentary - Shooting


The mass murder at an Aurora, Colorado movie theatre during the midnight showing of Dark Knight Rises is horrifying and heartbreaking.

James Holmes, 24, opened fire on the crowd with a semi-automatic rifle and two pistols, killing 12 people and wounding 58 others.  It’s the largest mass shooting in U.S. history.

A profile of Holmes is beginning to emerge.  He was an extremely bright student, earning a degree in neuroscience at the University of California at Riverside.  He had been taking PhD classes at the University of Colorado.

He was a loner, but those who knew Holmes described him as a nice guy.  “He didn’t seem like a troublemaker at all,” said one acquaintance.

Yet there was Holmes, hair dyed red, dressed in combat gear, armed to the teeth, unleashing his evil on innocent men, women and children who were simply out for a night of escapist entertainment.


Armchair psychoanalysis is risky, but experts who have studied previous mass killers do find some commonality.

They are almost always men (95%). They are usually loners who may appear normal on the outside, but on the inside they have a growing rage.  They feel alienated by society, even though they are the ones who have pulled away.

These attackers are delusional and paranoid individuals who create fantasies about how their high drama will play out.

They plan their killings, believing that it’s a way to get even for all the perceived wrongs against them.  The killings are a kind of release, and the shooter believes the publicity will ensure that everyone knows who they are and what personal pain they have endured.

It’s difficult to pin down exactly what causes someone to take action.  Researchers say 99 percent of the people who could be considered in the high risk category never act on their impulses.

Additionally, scientists have never been able to isolate anything in the brain that could trigger such behavior.

So, the victims’ families, surviving victims, police and a shocked and saddened nation are left trying to comprehend these random acts of evil.

Yes, the gun control debate will re-emerge.  Holmes’ weapons were all legal under federal laws and Colorado statues, which were tightened somewhat after the Columbine massacre in 1999.

Gun control advocates will argue that the 2nd Amendment does not give individuals the right to stockpile semi-automatic weapons and ammunition.  Defenders will say that if the theater had not banned weapons, an armed and properly trained individual may have been able to stop Holmes.

Who knows where that debate will lead?  Colorado now has had two epic mass killings in 13 years, but it’s also a state like West Virginia where individuals value their right to protect themselves and their property.

Most of us won’t get directly involved in the gun debate.  Instead, we’ll follow the news about the movie theater massacre and search for answers that are not easily attained.  Additionally, we should remind ourselves that this perverse aberration is not who we are.

As Gandhi said, “You must not lose faith in humanity.  Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty.” 

Manchin’s Message from the Hill to the Mountains: CELEBRATING JOB CREATION IN WEST VIRGINIA


All of us know that West Virginia is a great place to live, work, and raise a family, and this week, we were so proud to welcome a new friend to our state who has recognized the same thing—Macy’s.

I was thrilled to participate this week in the grand opening of the Macy’s Direct and Consumer Fulfillment Center in Martinsburg, which will serve as the hub for online and phone purchases for much of the East Coast, South, and parts of the Midwest. At its peak, the center could employ up to 2,000 people. The building occupies 23 acres and contains cutting edge technology, including 14 miles of conveyor belt. That’s pretty incredible.

It’s very rewarding to have a project in West Virginia that promises to create jobs by the thousands right here at home.

The grand opening was a great day for the Eastern Panhandle, all of West Virginia, and for Macy’s. I am so proud that when I was Governor, we were able to bring a team together to make this opportunity possible and that Governor Tomblin was able to fulfill it. But Macy’s didn’t come to West Virginia because of any politician or elected official, they came here because they recognized the quality of our workforce and that West Virginia is a great place to do business.

They’ve made a smart investment.

In West Virginia, our finances our solid. We have the money to pay our bills, and we pay them on time.

In West Virginia, we bring people together to determine how we can create the right incentives to invest here in America and create good jobs at home. Jobs that can help us raise and feed our families, and send our children to school. Jobs that will help us build a solid future and will keep this country strong.

In West Virginia, we are committed to ensuring that the government acts as a partner to companies large and small. And, we know that the last thing businesses need are onerous federal rules and regulations that are stifling job growth and holding companies back.

And in West Virginia, our greatest resource is our people. Our can-do spirit and our willingness to come together to find real solutions to our problems should serve as an example for the rest of the nation.

To Macy’s, I say that you should look forward to continuing your relationship with the hardest working, most dedicated people I have ever known: the men and women of West Virginia.

If we continue working together, I have every confidence we can achieve this. I look forward to breaking ground on many more projects just like this one.

G-Comm™: Standing up for West Virginia’s Workers

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American workers are the heart of this country.  They have built it from the ground up, and created new products that have propelled our economy forward for generations.
Looking out for West Virginia’s workers, families, and their jobs is one of my top priorities.  And right now, many face challenging times, particularly in the manufacturing industry.
Too many workers have seen their jobs shipped overseas because of unfair trade and lower foreign standards.  When American companies outsource, they do a disservice to workers and a disservice our economy.  Our workers deserve better.
This week, the Senate debated a bill I cosponsored called the Bring Jobs Home Act.  It would stop American companies from moving jobs overseas and instead make it even easier to hire American workers to do those jobs. 
We need to find ways to put American workers and businesses first and stop companies from moving jobs to Asia or South America.  During the last 10 years, 2.4 million jobs were shipped overseas, and American taxpayers want it to stop. 
American companies currently get a tax deduction for the cost of moving operations and employees to a new location.  Unfortunately, this deduction also applies to companies moving personnel from the U.S. overseas, which only encourages more and more companies to export American jobs because they can write it off on their taxes.  To stop this trend, our legislation would end this moving tax break for companies that send U.S. jobs to foreign countries. 
The bill also gives American companies strong incentives to move jobs back home and hire American workers.  It keeps the moving tax break for companies that transfer business operations to the U.S., and goes even further by giving companies a 20% tax credit on the costs associated with bringing jobs and business back.  The bill did not pass in the Senate yet, but it is something we should all be behind – Republicans and Democrats alike. 
Over the past year and a half, I have held a series of roundtable discussions to hear from industry and labor leaders, business owners, and government officials about their concerns and ideas on how we can strengthen our small businesses and manufacturing sector. 
During one of these discussions with glass manufacturers last year, we talked about ways to help this once preeminent industry in West Virginia recover from serious reductions in recent years.  At that time, there were slightly more than 400 West Virginians employed in the glassmaking industry, which was down from more than 2,300 in 2001.  Meanwhile, the heavily subsidized glass industry in China experienced a threefold increase in exports to the United States from 2000-2008. 
When companies exploit unfair trade practices and poor labor standards to increase their profits, they are harming American workers, businesses, and our economy.  The Bring Jobs Home Act would be a critical step forward by giving responsible businesses incentives to bring jobs back home. 
We have the best workers in the world—tireless, dedicated, and hard working.  If we work together to fight for our workers and businesses, I know we can come out on top.  I won’t give up. 

Legislative Update – by – Delegate Brent Boggs - House Majority Leader - 07.23.12


When you speak with visitors to West Virginia from across the nation, our state park system is the best in America.  They represent a huge portion of our tourism economy that is vital to our State.  Admittedly, my favorite park in the system is Cedar Creek State Park, as it has been a place our family has enjoyed for decades.  I look forward to hosting a visit to Cedar Creek for the committee in the future.

Since they hold such importance to residents and out-of-state visitors alike, the Legislative Parks and Recreation Committee meets during the interim period and periodically tours various state parks, forests and wildlife management areas.  Early last week, approximately ten legislators, staff and DNR officials visited four facilities in southern West Virginia: Chief Logan State Park, Laurel Lake Wildlife Management Area, Cabwaylingo State Forest, and Beech Fork State Park.

Beginning in Logan County, Chief Logan State Park has expanded in recent years to include a first-class lodge and conference center, which allows the area to bring in meetings, conventions and a host of functions.  It continues to grow in popularity each year.

Laurel Lake is a relatively small park in Mingo County near Lenore, WV.  Located on land previously owned by a natural resources company, it contains a beautiful 27 acre lake for fishing, numerous shelters, a swimming pool and playground.  I was also pleased that Delegate Justin Marcum, a first term delegate from Mingo County, met us and accompanied us on the Laurel Lake visit.

Driving to our next stop at Cabwaylingo State Forest, we took the overland route where the road is actually the former main line of Norfolk Southern Railroad.  The road uses numerous rail bridges with wooden planks and blacktop over the cross ties and two railroad tunnels, including the Dingess Tunnel.  Constructed in 1914, Dingess tunnel is a half mile long, one lane wide and no traffic signals at either end.  If you meet a car (or coal truck), someone is going to back up as there is absolutely no room to pass.  If you travel this route, make certain you have a full tank of gas.  Also, don’t expect any cell phone signals.

Cabwaylingo is a beautiful state forest in Wayne County and gets its name from the four counties nearby:  Cabell, Wayne, Lincoln and Mingo.  It offers camping, hiking and a few cabins.  Many of the shelters and the superintendent’s residence are constructed of cut stone by Italian stone masons in the 1930’s and are truly works of art.

We concluded the parks tour on Wednesday with a visit to Beech Fork State Park and a tour of the location chosen to construct a 75-room lodge on the waterfront of the Corp of Engineers property.  Located in Speaker Thompson’s district, he and Delegate Don Perdue accompanied us on the visit.  This was also of great interest in gaining information for possible development opportunities here in central West Virginia.

This is my first year serving on the Parks Committee.  It provides an opportunity to become acquainted with the parks, their staff, and the local areas.  Most importantly, it is a venue to listen to the success stories of our parks, personally view the needs and better enable legislators to understand the importance of these outstanding facilities.

West Virginia is a state of many unique regions, each holding a special place of importance in the fabric of our State.  Likewise our state parks are a collection of distinctive recreational opportunities that are of immense value to residents and non-residents alike.  Information about these and all West Virginia State Parks and Forest can be accessed at the web address:

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

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

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

Bon Appétit: Indian Butter Chicken

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  1 cup butter, divided
  1 onion, minced
  1 tablespoon minced garlic
  1 (15 ounce) can tomato sauce
  3 cups heavy cream
  2 teaspoons salt
  1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  1 teaspoon garam masala
  1 1/2 pounds skinless, boneless chicken breast, cut into bite-sized chunks
  2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  2 tablespoons tandoori masala


Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

Melt a few tablespoons of butter in a skillet over medium heat.

Stir in onion and garlic, and cook slowly until the onion caramelizes to a dark brown, about 15 minutes.

Meanwhile melt the remaining butter in a saucepan over medium-high heat along with the tomato sauce, heavy cream, salt, cayenne pepper, and garam masala.

Bring to a simmer, then reduce heat to medium-low; cover, and simmer for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Then stir in caramelized onions.

While the sauce is simmering, toss cubed chicken breast with vegetable oil until coated, then season with tandoori masala and spread out onto a baking sheet.

Bake chicken in preheated oven until no longer pink in the center, about 12 minutes.

Once done, add the chicken to the sauce and simmer for 5 minutes before serving.

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Stargazing - 07.23.12


Polaris is not especially bright or close by.

It is famous, however, because it marks the north celestial pole, so it’s also known as the North Star or the Pole Star.

It’s currently about two-thirds of a degree from the true celestial pole.

But over the next century it will snuggle even closer.

Future Beacons

Perhaps the most famous star in the night sky is Polaris. It’s not especially bright or close by. Instead, it’s famous for its location. It marks the north celestial pole, so it’s also known as the North Star or the Pole Star. Right now, it’s about two-thirds of a degree from the true celestial pole. But over the next century, it’ll snuggle even closer.

The change is caused by a slow “wobble” in Earth’s rotation. Over a period of 26,000 years, that causes the planet’s axis to draw a big circle on the sky. So while Polaris itself will still be around, it won’t keep its position as the North Star.

The axis is sweeping counterclockwise. So the next moderately bright star it’ll point to is Gamma Cephei, which is to the right or lower right of Polaris as darkness falls this month. It’ll take over as the North Star in about 3,000 years.

After moving past another star of Cepheus, the pole will take aim at Deneb, the “tail” of Cygnus, the swan, around the year 10,000. And 3500 years later it’ll be the brightest pole star of all, Vega. Neither Deneb nor Vega will be all that close to the true celestial pole, but their brilliance will make up for the gap.

And in about 20,000 years, the pole will come around to Thuban. It marked the pole about 4,500 years ago, when it helped architects align the pyramids of Giza. Finally, around the year 28,000, the pole will return to Polaris — closing its great circle on the sky.

G-MM™: Meditation Moment - 07.23.12


This is what the Lord asks of you—to act justly, to love tenderly and to walk humbly with your God.

This is the way Jesus behaved throughout his life among us and the way we are called to follow.

How frustrating it must have been for him when faced with the arrogant blindness of his critics.

When asking for more signs from Jesus, how could they fail to see all he was already doing among their countrymen?

Jesus’ wisdom far superseded the wisdom of Solomon, but was often expressed in ways the simple people of Israel readily understood.

How often do we think words and actions must be complicated to be accepted as important?

It is so often that simple is best.

Micah 6:1–4, 6–8. To the upright I will show the saving power of God—Ps 49(50):5–6, 8–9, 16–17, 21, 23. Matthew 12:38–42.

Elizabeth “Ann” Nicholson

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Elizabeth “Ann” Nicholson

of Glenville, WV passed away Saturday, July 21, 2012, in the Memorial Division of Charleston Area Medical Center after an extended illness. She was surrounded by a large group of family and friends who were blessed to be with her for a very spiritual and moving event.

She was born on May 05, 1929, in Mannington, WV.

Ann spent 83 wonderful years as a housewife, secretary and utility business manager. Ann was the daughter of the late Harold Parrish and Lurene Sandy Parrish.  She graduated from Mannington High School in 1947 and She was married the late Charles “Nick” Nicholson for 57 years.

She was the proud mother of three children, six grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband and parents, a sister Virginia Waddell, and a brother Donald Parrish.

She is survived by her children - Greg Nicholson of South Charleston, WV, Bill Nicholson and his wife Karen of Buchannan, WV and Kim Roush and her husband Greg of Mason, WV.  Her grandchildren, granddaughter Amanda Stoffel and her great-granddaughters Sydney and Kendal of Charleston, WV. Her grandson Matt Nicholson and his wife Angie and her great-grandson Nick of South Charleston, WV. Her grandson Kevin Nicholson and his wife Jan of Morgantown, WV and granddaughter Jamie Nicholson of Fairmont, WV. Also her grandson Chris Shambllin and great-grandson Isaiah, currently of Paris, TX.  Her grandson Charlie Shamblin and his girlfriend Robin of Glenville, WV. She is also survived her niece Donna Rahall of Charleston, WV who took a very active role in her care and well-being.

Ann enjoyed her family and the many activities that they were involved in.

She was a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church, the Glenville Rebeka Lodge and the Glenville Eastern Stars, the NCT Camping Club and a former member the Glenville Lions Club. She was especially proud of the fact that she and her husband, and their three children were 4-H All Stars.

Ellyson Mortuary, of Glenville, WV is in charge of arrangements.

Friends and family may visit at the funeral home Monday evening between the hours of 4:00 and 8:00 PM.

Funeral Services will be held at the same location on Tuesday, July 24, 2012 at 11:00 AM.

Friends and family may also pay their respects for an hour prior to the services.

Burial will be in the Meadow Lane Cemetery south of Glenville, WV.

Levi James Fowler

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Levi James Fowler

Age 32, of Annamoriah, WV in Calhoun County passed away Tuesday, July 17, 2012 in Gainesville, Florida.

He was born in Parkersburg, the son of Terry and Sandra Villers Fowler.

He was a 1998 graduate of Calhoun County High School and had been employed by DP Gunn Services.

In addition to his parents he is also survived by his three children, Ariah Dawn Fowler Bailey, of Chloe, WV; Cadence Lanae Fowler and Keaton Joshua Fowler, both of Lakewood, OH; one brother, Patrick Fowler of Annamoriah, WV; one sister Julie Springston, of Washington, WV; paternal grandparents, Glen and Dorothy Dye Fowler of Grantsville, WV; three nephews, Corey Boone, Trent Boone and Ryder Springston; three nieces, Mariah Croft, Tavia Fowler and Cassandra Fowler; three aunts, Patsy Bowers, Chris Baloy and Sherry Villers; one uncle Darrell “Dink” Bower, several cousins and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents George Darrell and Mildred Greathouse Villers and one Uncle William “Bill” Villers, Sr.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday July 24, 2012, 4:00 PM at the Stump Funeral Home in Grantsville.

Rev. Barry Skaggs will officiate.

Burial will be in the Bryner Chapel Cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home from 2:00 to 8:00 PM Monday.


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History on July 23, yyyy

Today is Monday, July 23, the 205th day of 2012. There are 161 days left in the year.

Thought for today:

“Science and technology revolutionize our lives, but memory, tradition and myth frame our response.” — Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr., American historian.

Today’s Highlight in History:

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On July 23, 1962, the first public TV transmissions over Telstar 1 took place during a special program featuring live shots beamed from the United States to Europe, and vice versa.

On this date:

In 1885, Ulysses S. Grant, the 18th president of the United States, died in Mount McGregor, N.Y., at age 63.

In 1886, a legend was born as Steve Brodie claimed to have made a daredevil plunge from the Brooklyn Bridge into New York’s East River. (However, there are doubts about whether the dive actually occurred.)

In 1914, Austria-Hungary issued a list of demands to Serbia following the killing of Archduke Franz Ferdinand by a Serb assassin; the dispute led to World War I.

In 1942, Harry James and his Orchestra recorded “I Had the Craziest Dream” in Hollywood for Columbia Records.

In 1945, French Marshal Henri Petain, who had headed the Vichy government during World War II, went on trial, charged with treason. (He was convicted and condemned to death, but the sentence was commuted.) In 1951, Henri Petain died in prison.

In 1952, Egyptian military officers led by Gamal Abdel Nasser launched a successful coup against King Farouk I.

In 1967, a week of deadly race-related rioting that claimed 43 lives erupted in Detroit.

In 1977, a jury in Washington, D.C., convicted 12 Hanafi (hah-NAH’-fee) Muslims of charges stemming from the hostage siege at three buildings the previous March.

In 1982, actor Vic Morrow and two child actors, 7-year-old Myca Dinh Le and 6-year-old Renee Shin-Yi Chen, were killed when a helicopter crashed on top of them during filming of a Vietnam War scene for “Twilight Zone: The Movie.” (Director John Landis and four associates were later acquitted of manslaughter charges.) In 1986, Britain’s Prince Andrew married Sarah Ferguson at Westminster Abbey in London. (The couple divorced in 1996.)

In 1997, the search for Andrew Cunanan, the suspected killer of designer Gianni Versace and others, ended as police found his body on a houseboat in Miami Beach, an apparent suicide.

Ten years ago:

Thousands of Palestinians marched to bury their dead after an Israeli airstrike killed a top Hamas leader and 14 civilians, including nine children.

Welsh archbishop Rowan Williams was chosen to be the 104th Archbishop of Canterbury, spiritual leader of the world’s Anglicans.

A frail but determined Pope John Paul II arrived in Toronto at the start of an 11-day trip that also took him to Guatemala and Mexico.

Novelist Chaim Potok died in Merion, Pa., at age 73.

Actor Leo McKern died in Bath, England, at age 82.

Five years ago:

In the first political debate of its kind, all eight Democratic Party contenders, appearing on CNN, fielded questions submitted by the public on YouTube.

A violent home invasion in Cheshire, CT, resulted in the deaths of a prominent doctor’s wife, Jennifer Hawke-Petit, and their daughters, Hayley and Michaela; two suspects, Steven Hayes and Joshua Komisarjevsky, were almost immediately arrested (both were convicted and sentenced to death). Comic Drew Carey was tapped to replace legend Bob Barker on the CBS daytime game show “The Price is Right.”

One year ago:

Singer Amy Winehouse, 27, was found dead in her London home from accidental alcohol poisoning.

Retired Army Gen. John Shalikashvili, the first foreign-born chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, died at Madigan Army Medical Center near Tacoma, Wash., at age 75.

Nguyen Cao Ky, 80, the flamboyant former air force general who’d ruled South Vietnam for two years during the Vietnam war, died in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

A bullet train crash in southern China claimed 40 lives.

Today’s birthdays:

Actress Gloria DeHaven is 87

Concert pianist Leon Fleisher is 84

Supreme Court Justice Anthony M. Kennedy is 76

Actor Ronny Cox is 74

Radio personality Don Imus is 72

Country singer Tony Joe White is 69

Rock singer David Essex and actor Larry Manetti are 65

Singer-songwriter John Hall is 64

Actress Belinda Montgomery and rock musician Blair Thornton (Bachman Turner Overdrive) are 62

Actress Edie McClurg is 61

Actress-writer Lydia Cornell is 59

Actor Woody Harrelson and rock musician Martin Gore (Depeche Mode) are 51

Actor Eriq Lasalle is 50

Rock musician Yuval Gabay is 49

Rock musician Slash is 47

Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman is 45

Rock musician Nick Menza and model-actress Stephanie Seymour are 44

Actress Charisma Carpenter and rhythm-and-blues singer Sam Watters are 42

Country singer Alison Krauss, rhythm-and-blues singer Dalvin DeGrate and rock musician Chad Gracey (Live) are 41

Actor-comedian Marlon Wayans is 40

Country singer Shannon Brown, actress Kathryn Hahn, retired MLB All-Star Nomar Garciaparra and former White House intern Monica Lewinsky are 39

Actress Stephanie March is 38

Country musician David Pichette (Emerson Drive) is 35

Rhythm-and-blues singer Michelle Williams is 32

Actor Paul Wesley is 30

Actor Daniel Radcliffe is 23

Country musician Neil Perry is 22

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