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BENNETT CHOSEN BY DEMOCRATS TO BE ON NOVEMBER BALLOT

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The Gilmer County Democratic Executive Committee has chosen John D. Bennett to be placed on the November ballot to fill the vacancy in the Democratic Party for the office of County Commissioner.  This vacancy occurred by the resignation of Darrell Ramsey.

Bennett earned both a bachelor’s and master’s degree in Agriculture Education from West Virginia University.  He is a resident of City District and is a former Gilmer County educator, Glenville City mayor and Gilmer County Schools superintendent and also served as a part-time consultant for the WV Department of Education. He has considerable experience in serving on boards such as Gilmer County Family Resource Network, Gilmer County Economic Development Association, ACTE, WVACTE, Region VII Planning and Development Council, WV Council of Administrators of Career, Technical, and Adult Education, North Central WV Tech Prep Consortium.

Bennett brings significant experience in budgets and finance, grant application process and working with a wide variety of people in finding solutions to problems.  He is a proponent of open communication and encourages members of the community to voice their ideas as well as their concerns to him.

The Committee devoted several hours to reviewing and ultimately evaluating numerous excellent candidates and finally deemed Bennett the best choice.  A fall Meet Your Candidate event is being planned to give Gilmer County residents the opportunity to meet and talk with Bennett as well as all Democratic candidates prior to the November Election.

The Gilmer County Democratic Executive Committee extends our appreciation to all those candidates and others who expressed interest in the position of County Commissioner and supported us with their involvement.  We are very honored and grateful that we have so many citizens interested in our government process and encourage all to stay involved for the betterment of our county and our wonderful people. 

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To the Democratic committee,  Great Job!!! John Bennett is an excellent choice.

By Phyllis Starkey  on  07.09.2014

Excellent choice. Vote for Bennett in November.

By WatchDog  on  07.09.2014

The Ballad of John Blair could be the ballad song of John Bennett the way I see it. “Oh John, ya better run like the devil…“  was just some of the lyrics I recall.  But the ballad could come true if John Bennett ... “H*ll I broke the D*mn thing ..is on the ballot.

Isn’t John D Bennett the person that was over Nasia Butcher at GCHS—and the person who let Nasia run the high school like some kind of frat boy fraternity house, by allowing the coaches to have sex with the students?? John had the job back on that special night of 22 January where they had the raucous party that rocked up hwy 33 where one very well known power elite child was raped at 16 by a black GCHS Football player—and that was JUST OK with everyone.  Plus, that was when BB COACH Bobby Duvall brought the beer to the party and got sexual privileges too with YOU KNOW WHO!!

I like John Bennett, he was more than polite last time we spoke, but he enables the power elite to do just whatever it is they feel they want to do, regardless of laws, mores, guidelines, or any rules what-so-ever.

By Oh John....  on  07.09.2014

This man is no state hand holder or go along just to get along rep and he has paid his dues for sticking to that position.  Kudos Executive Committee.  You got this one right.

By Congratulations John  on  07.09.2014

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Meaningful Use

          What if you were on vacation in California and had to go to the hospital after falling ill? You are in an unfamiliar place, around doctors and nurses you don’t know, and them not knowing you or your medical history.

          This is where the American Reinvestment & Recovery Act (ARRA) and will help make changes. The American Reinvestment & Recovery Act (ARRA) was enacted on February 17, 2009, and includes many measures to modernize our nation’s infrastructure, one of which is the “Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act”. The HITECH Act supports the concept of electronic health records and meaningful use. Meaningful use means providers need to show they’re using certified electronic health record (EHR) technology in ways that can be measured significantly in quality and quantity.

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(L-R) Rusty Simpson and Tara Arnold, are members of the
Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital Information Technology Department.
They are currently working on a required government program called Meaningful Use.
The purpose of Meaningful Use is to provide more efficient care for hospital patients.


          Meaningful use sets specific objectives that eligible professionals and hospitals must achieve to qualify for Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Incentive Programs. These objectives are broken down into three stages:

  • Stage 1 began in 2011. The requirements are focused on providers capturing patient data and sharing that data either with the patient or with other healthcare professionals. Eligible professionals, eligible hospitals, and critical access hospitals will successfully attest to stage 1 reporting periods before moving to stage 2.

  • Stage 2 begins in 2014, and uses advanced clinical processes. The requirements are focused on health information exchange between providers and promotes patient engagement by giving patients secure online access to their health information. Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital is currently in this stage.

  • Stage 3 is scheduled to begin in 2016 but the rule has not yet been finalized. Policy and Standards committees are developing recommendations to continue to expand meaningful use objectives to improve health care outcomes.

          “The ultimate goal for meaningful use is to improve the quality, safety, and efficiency of hospitals care and service to patients,” according to Rusty Simpson. “I believe one day we will be able to share someone’s medical records with other hospitals wherever they may be, while maintaining privacy and security of a patient’s health information.” Meaningful use will also allow a patient’s family to be more involved in the care of their loved one and provide more robust research data on health systems.

          So if you’re is in a hospital in California, “meaningful use” will make it easier for that hospital to get your health records without having to waste time running tests to figure out things that are already known. The doctor will be able to get your information from another hospital’s database in West Virginia and begin to administer immediate care.

~~  Ryan Boyle ~~

Gilmer County Grand Jury Returns 16 Indictments on 07.08.14

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The July, 2014 Term of Court began on Tuesday, July 08, 2014 with Judge Richard A. Facemire instructing the grand jury.


The grand jurors went to their jury room to deliberate upon their presentments at 9:42 AM and returned to the Court Room at 12:37 PM and returned 16 indictments as follows:


•  State of West Virginia vs. Steven Ray Gibson

3 count indictments, indicted for 2 counts of delivery of a controlled substance (meth) within 1000 feet of a school and 1 count of domestic battery.


•  State of West Virginia vs. William Wayne Cottrill

3 count indictments, indicted for 1 count of attempting to operate a clandestine drug laboratory, 1 count of altering pseudoephedrine, 1 count of conspiracy to attempt to operate a clandestine drug laboratory.


•  State of West Virginia vs. Joe Williams III

1 count indictment, indicted for conspiracy to attempt to operate a clandestine drug laboratory.


•  State of West Virginia vs. John Walton Jackson

4 count indictments, indicted for 3 counts of child concealment of a person under 16 and 1 count of sexual abuse in the third degree.


•  State of West Virginia vs. Dwight William Bullough

1 count indictment, indicted for 1 count of attempt to obtain a prescription by fraud.


•  State of West Virginia vs. Edward Gerald Cottrill II

2 count indictments, indicted for 1 count of shoplifting third offense and conspiracy to shoplift third offense.


•  State of West Virginia vs. Christina Ann Marks

2 count indictments, indicted for 1 count of shoplifting third offense and conspiracy to shoplift third offense.


•  State of West Virginia vs. James Christopher Miller

13 count indictments, indicted for 2 counts of conspiracy to attempt to operate a clandestine drug laboratory, 2 counts of attempting to operate a clandestine drug laboratory, 1 count of possession with intent to deliver a Schedule II controlled substance (meth), 1 count of driving suspended, 2 counts of obstructing an officer, 1 count of conspiracy to obstruct an officer, 1 count of possession of controlled substance (hydro), 1 count of altering pseudoephedrine, 1 count of possession of controlled substance (synthetic cannabis) and 1 count of possession of controlled substance (marijuana).


•  State of West Virginia vs. Brittiny Denise Miller

2 count indictments, indicted for 1 count of attempting to operate a clandestine drug laboratory and 1 count of conspiracy to attempt to operate a clandestine drug laboratory.


•  State of West Virginia vs. Clayton James McCune

4 count indictments, indicted for 2 counts of malicious wounding and 2 counts of domestic battery.


•  State of West Virginia vs. James Royce Miller

5 count indictments, indicted for 1 count of attempting to operate a clandestine drug laboratory, 1 count of altering pseudoephedrine, 1 count of conspiracy to attempt to operate a clandestine drug laboratory, 1 count of possession of a controlled substance ( synthetic cannabis) and 1 count of possession of a controlled substance (marijuana).


•  State of West Virginia vs. Traci Nichole Pyles

10 count indictments, indicted for 2 counts of obstructing an officer, 1 count of permitting an unauthorized person to drive, 1 count of conspiracy to obstruct an officer, 1 count of possession of controlled substance (hydro), 1 count of conspiracy to attempt to operate a clandestine drug laboratory, 1 count of attempting to operate a clandestine drug laboratory, 1 count of altering pseudoephedrine, 1 count of possession of controlled substance ( marijuana) and 1 count of possession of controlled substance (synthetic cannabis).


•  State of West Virginia vs. James Randell Bailey

7 count indictments, indicted for 7 counts of delivery of a controlled substance (hydros).


•  State of West Virginia vs. John Patrick Paletta

4 count indictments, indicted for 1 count of daytime burglary, 1 count of conspiracy to commit daytime burglary, 1 count of grand larceny and 1 count of conspiracy to commit grand larceny.


•  State of West Virginia vs. Kimberly Jean Swiger

4 count indictments, indicted for 1 count of daytime burglary, 1 count of conspiracy to commit daytime burglary, 1 count of grand larceny, and 1 count of conspiracy to commit grand larceny.


•  State of West Virginia vs. James Lee Ash

6 count indictments, indicted for 1 count of persons in custody of institutions or officers (escaped home confinement), 1 count of felon in possession of firearm, 1 count of destruction of property, 1 count of assault, 1 count of possession of controlled substance (Marijuana) and 1 count of obstructing an officer.


Arraignments will be 9:00 AM Friday, July 11, 2014 when defendant need to appear with their attorneys and be prepared to post bond if they have not already been admitted to bond.

The Soon-to-Be State Superintendent of Schools Welcomed to West Virginia with Open Arms

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The West Virginia Board of Education (WVBE) and Governor Earl Ray Tomblin officially welcomed Dr. Michael Martirano, the soon-to-be state superintendent of schools, to the Mountain State. Earlier this month the WVBE unanimously voted to offer Dr. Martirano the position.

“Improved and increased educational opportunities are essential to ensuring our state’s continued growth and economic success,“ Gov. Tomblin said. “We must invest in our future by providing our children with the best education possible. I look forward to working with Dr. Martirano this fall to continue our efforts to raise student achievement and prepare the next generation to lead our state.“

“After a rigorous nationwide search, board members are confident that Dr. Martirano is the right choice,“ said Board President Gayle Manchin. “He has a proven record in improving student achievement, but perhaps more importantly, he is not afraid to ask the right questions, take appropriate risks and present bold ideas for the betterment of students.“

Dr. Martirano has served as a teacher, principal and district superintendent in Maryland. He was selected the 2009 Superintendent of the Year in Maryland and a 2010 Innovator of the Year by the Maryland Daily Record. He currently serves as President of the Public School Superintendent Association of Maryland.

“I take this position with a commitment to the students, teachers and parents of West Virginia,“ said Martirano. “Education is not simply a career, it is my life and I am honored to be given the chance to come to West Virginia and have a part in its future success.“

During the last several months, the WVBE has been engaged in a thorough search process for a state superintendent of schools. As part of this process, Ray and Associates, Inc., a national search firm, engaged with 248 individuals regarding the position. From that pool, 64 candidates spanning 43 states submitted applications. The WVBE narrowed the candidates to ten, then five, and interviewed three finalists.

The WVBE establishes policies and rules to assure implementation of West Virginia’s Education goals and to ensure the general supervision, oversight and monitoring of a thorough and efficient educational system.

CDC CASPER Survey Released

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The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources Bureau for Public Health released the Community Assessment for Public Health Emergency Response (CASPER) report which surveyed a representative sampling of households across the nine county area affected by the Elk River Chemical Spill. Health officials say the findings in the report are consistent with other medical information that has been previously released.

“CASPER was designed to capture information directly from a sample of the population that was affected by the Elk River Chemical Spill to learn about their experiences during this unprecedented event,” said Dr. Loretta Haddy, WV State Epidemiologist and Director, DHHR’s Office of Epidemiology and Prevention Services.

“The CASPER health questions were not designed or intended to assess ongoing or current health issues related to the spill. Yet the survey indicates that approximately 1/5 of the households surveyed had individuals who experienced symptoms consistent with those reported in the results in the emergency department record review, non-emergency health providers’ reports, the reports from the WV Poison Center and WV CAPS from the Kanawha Charleston Health Department. This further supports the need for additional studies to determine the long-term effects of MCHM on humans.”

The CASPER was conducted April 8-10, 2014 using valid statistical methods. CASPER involved officials from DHHR’s Bureau for Public Health, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and volunteers from the WVU School of Public Health in a door-to-door format to gather information on the household level about public health concerns in neighborhoods affected by the chemical spill.

In late June, DHHR Cabinet Secretary Karen L. Bowling and Dr. Rahul Gupta of the Kanawha- Charleston Health Department visited the state’s congressional delegation to request funding for further studies on the long-term impact of MCHM. The Bureau for Public Health is currently working on implementing new legislation that will require certain water utilities to file Source Water Protection Plans that identify potential contaminates located near public water supplies.

The full report is available online at Click H E R E to view the CDC CASPER Report

Young Girl’s Big Heart Helps Hungry Kids

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When 10-year-old Quinn Raffo from Craigsville had to go 24 hours without eating for a medical test, she woke up the next morning with a new perspective on life.

With an empty stomach and a full heart, she told her parents she now understood what it was like for unfortunate children who can’t have three meals a day like she does.

That’s when Quinn decided to form Quinn’s Hunger Heroes.

“I thought I should help other people who can’t eat every day like me,“ she said.

Using Facebook, a local radio station and word of mouth, Quinn and others spread the world about Hungry Heroes and a car wash she was organizing to benefit the Bread of Life Food Pantry.

This is how Quinn’s neighbor Michael Cox, president of Redi-Care Ambulance, heard about Quinn’s new initiative.

He had recently received a cold water challenge from his cousin and chose Quinn’s Hunger Heroes as his charity of choice.

A cold water challenge happens when someone, generally through Facebook, challenges another person to jump in a cold body of water as well as donate $10 to a charity.

The person then has 24 hours to complete this task and if they refuse or can’t accomplish this in the allotted time they must pay $100 to the charity.

“When I first heard about it I knew that I had to get my company involved,“ Cox said. “But for me it wasn’t about the money, it was about trying to keep Quinn inspired.“

At work, Cox challenged his co-workers to raise an additional $400 to the $100 that he was going to donate. He promised that if they could raise the money in one week’s time he would let Quinn dunk him in a dunking booth.

With the help of the employees, local hospitals and competing ambulance services, they were able to raise $622.

On the day of the dunking, Cox could not have been prouder to take the icy plunge for a young girl who he said was simply inspirational. Quinn and a few others also took a turn in the dunking both after another round of generous donations.

The car wash was held that same day, and even though lightning cut the extravaganza short, she was able to raise $1,200 for the local food pantry.

“We are just really proud of her and her big heart,“ said Stacy Raffo, Quinn’s mother. “We have always tried to teach her the importance of getting involved in the community.“

Quinn said she isn’t sure what is next for her but she hopes to make her car wash a yearly occurrence.

“Everyone should get involved with something,“ Stacy Raffo said. “Everyone has time, a talent and a treasure.“

~~ Information from: Charleston Daily Mail ~~

West Virginia’s Largest Kentucky Coffee Tree Identified

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A farm in Berkeley County is home to West Virginia’s largest Kentucky Coffee tree.

Division of Forestry forester Herb Petticord says the tree at Cambellton Farm is 81 feet tall and 178 inches in circumference.

Its crown spread is 17 feet.

Petticord tells The Journal that the three numbers combined give the tree a total point value of 276.

He says the point system is a nationwide data standard used to measure trees.

The farm is owned by Michael and Kristi Frye.

Petticord discovered the tree while inspecting two Yellow Poplar trees reported by Michael Frye’s aunt for last year’s Big Tree contest.

Demon Caught on Camera Chasing Deer?

West Virginia Launches 3rd Phase of State Computer System

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West Virginia has launched the third phase of a project incorporating state agencies under one computer system.

The new system, called wvOASIS, will allow agencies to use one system to manage accounts, personnel, and assets.

The third phase launched on Tuesday involves financial, procurement, and treasury applications.

The West Virgina Enterprise Resource Planning Board announced the system’s launch in a news release.

The board is comprised of Governor Earl Ray Tomblin, state Auditor Glen Gainer III and state Treasurer John Perdue.

Tomblin says in the release that wvOASIS will replace nearly 100 administrative systems.

The project’s spokeswoman, Traci Phillips, tells the Charleston Gazette that a “help desk” has been established to assist state employees and vendors as they learn to use the new system.

Minnie Hamilton Health System Glenville Office: Free Sports Physical Clinic - 07.15.14

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The Minnie Hamilton Health System Glenville Office will be offering a free sports physical clinic on Tuesday, July 15, 2014 from 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM at the Gilmer County School-Based Health Center, at the Gilmer County High School.

Insurance will be billed and any deductible and/or co-payment amounts will be written off.

If the sports physical is not completed at the School-Based Health Center on July 15, 2014, the cost of the physical will be $57.00.

Insurance will be billed and any deductible and/or co-payment amount will be the responsibility of the parent/guardian.

If you do not plan to attend the clinic with your child, you must complete a sports physical form and sign the consent for treatment. No physicals will be given without a signed parental consent. In addition to a signed consent, your child must have a copy of any insurance card(s).

Scheduling an appointment is the only way to guarantee a completed sport’s physical on one of the sport’s physical clinic date.

Walk-ins are permitted but will only be given a sports physical if time allows.

Appointments may be made by calling 304.462.7322.

West Virginia’s Latest News - 07.09.14

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WV’S U.S. SENATE SEAT

Congressman Paul Ryan plans to campaign in Charleston next week to tout Congresswoman Shelley Moore Capito’s credentials for U.S. Senate.

Capito is vying with West Virginia Secretary of State Natalie Tennant for the seat of retiring Democratic Senator Jay Rockefeller.


TEACHING HEALTH CENTER PROGRAM

A program to support the recruitment of primary care physicians in West Virginia will receive more than $84 million in federal funding.

The Teaching Health Center Program seeks to expand residency training in far-flung communities around the state and has conducted similar efforts in other states.


WEST VIRGINIA TURNPIKE

Toll workers on the West Virginia Turnpike had a bustling Fourth of July holiday weekend.

All told, turnpike officials say the operators handled 164,000 transactions just on Sunday, one of the busiest days of the three-day holiday weekend.


LEWIS COUNTY MAN BEHIND BARS FOR WANTON ENDANGERMENT

Last month, Jason Fisher, age 37, pointed a rifle at Nathan Gower, and fired at him eight times warning Gower to leave his property.

This incident happened on Murphy Creek Road on June 25, 2014.

Neighbors reported hearing gun shots.

Gower said that he was spending time at the home with another man, Brandon Fisher, when Jason Fisher started shooting at him.

Fisher is in North Central Regional Jail and his bail is set at $50,000.


ARCH COAL MINE IN WEST VIRGINIA

A federal judge has set plea hearings for 10 men accused of participating in a kickback scheme at an Arch Coal mine in West Virginia.

U.S. District Judge Thomas Johnston in Charleston has ordered hearings this month and next, at which the men are expected to plead guilty to various charges.

Federal prosecutors say companies had to pay kickbacks to Arch employees to do business with Arch at its Mountain Laurel mining complex in Logan County.

Prosecutors say Arch employees took nearly $2 million in kickbacks from 2007 to 2012.

The investigation links the scheme to former Mountain Laurel general manager David Runyon, who’s charged with extortion.

His hearing is August 07, 2014.

Three other former Arch employees, along with contractors and vendors, face various charges.


BANK ROBBERY

A bank robbery occurred Tuesday afternoon at City National Bank near East River Plaza.

The crime took place at City National Bank’s branch on Greasy Ridge Road at East River Plaza.

The man showed a handgun and demanded money.

Investigators said after he got the money he jumped over a guardrail and ran into the woods.

The suspect is described as being six-feet tall, weighing about 170 pounds.

He looked to be in his 30s.


STRONG STORMS LEAVE BEHIND DAMAGE, POWER OUTAGES

A spokesman for Mon Power and Potomac Edison said Tuesday evening it would likely take several days to restore service to more than 90,000 customers in West Virginia following severe thunderstorms that moved through the state Tuesday afternoon and evening.

The American Red Cross said Parkersburg was hit hard with the storms and the agency set up a shelter for residents at South Parkersburg Baptist Church Tuesday evening.

The storm also did damage in Braxton, Calhoun, Gilmer, Harrison, Barbour, Upshur Roane, Wirt and Taylor counties.

The National Weather Service in Pittsburgh at one point issued a tornado warning for Monongalia County after a spotting some rotation in the Everettville area but there were no initial reports of significant damage.

Residents along Smithtown Road in Monongalia County were clearing downed trees a few minutes after the storm passed through.

A line of storms also moved through central and southern counties.

Areas in and around Ripley in Jackson County took the brunt of a severe thunderstorm.

Appalachian Power reported 11,000 of its customers in southern West Virginia without service Tuesday evening.

But it is the FirstEnergy companies, Mon Power and Potomac Edison, which have the most work to do in the coming days.

As of 11:00 PM Tuesday power outages were: 444 in Braxton County; 410 in Calhoun County; 510 in Gilmer County; 814 in Roane County; and 1,480 in Wirt County.

There are 10 electric companies that FirstEnergy owns and they will be reaching out to get crews in from other areas across the company.

There is even the potential that we may reach out to other companies completely.


WOMAN SOUGHT FOR ALLEGED ASSAULTS

Cabell County sheriff’s deputies are looking for a woman who they say sexually assaulted a pair of teenagers beginning in 2010.

Investigators said Tuesday they need the public’s help in finding Patricia Cullum, age 30.

She is charged with 20 counts of third-degree sexual assault, all felonies.

It is alleged Cullum had sexual contact with a 14-year-old boy in 2010 and a 15-year-old boy in 2014.

The alleged crimes took place in Huntington and Ona.

Deputies said Cullum also goes by Patricia Coleman.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Cabell County Sheriff’s Department at 304.743.1594.

Movie Review: ‘America: Imagine the World Without Her’

At the start of “America: Imagine the World Without Her,” Gen. George Washington is killed by a British sniper. He’s one of the few targets that takes a direct hit in conservative pundit Dinesh D’Souza’s scattershot movie.

The polemical documentary is a companion piece to the author’s new book, which bears the same title. The movie version was written and directed by D’Souza and John Sullivan, who previously collaborated on “2016: Obama’s America,” an under-the-radar box-office hit two years ago. This follow-up should also sell tickets, but it’s unlikely to convert any D’Souza skeptics to his viewpoint.

The writer, who narrates, hasn’t actually crafted an alternate-history fable in which the British quashed the American Revolution. He quickly abandons that intriguing but messily open-ended premise in favor of an argument with the American political left. He lists some of their claims against the United States — that it’s racist, expansionist, imperialist, colonialist and so on — and then sort of refutes them.

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The film summarizes the charges of such strident critics of American society and policies as Howard Zinn, Noam Chomsky and Ward Churchill, some of whom appear briefly. They share screen time with actors who impersonate Washington, Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass, as well as Alexis de Tocqueville, the French political thinker who toured the United States more than 180 years ago. The performers are supplemented by uniformed battle reenactors, who give the modestly budgeted movie a cast-of-hundreds sweep.

For those who resent the left, “America” provides some rousing moments. D’Souza includes a clip in which U2’s Bono, known as an advocate of Third World anti-poverty efforts rather than a proponent of First World superiority, calls the United States “a great idea,” and praise from the likes of de Tocqueville, whose opinion of this country may be a little dated. (He died in 1859.) The movie ends with an arena-rock rendition of “The Star-Spangled Banner.”

“America” is less successful as a debate, since it isn’t one. D’Souza controls the conversation, and thus goes unchallenged when he tries to make real-world points with make-believe scenarios. To rebut the notion that capitalism is rapacious, for example, he includes a segment on Delish Dinesh, an imaginary burger joint with a tiny profit margin. But if fiction is allowed, what’s to stop Chomsky from dreaming up a cappuccino chain, Noam’s Foams, that earns huge returns by exploiting the Third World?

D’Souza sketches harsh portraits of such right-wing bogeymen as Hillary Rodham Clinton, community organizer Saul Alinsky and, of course, Barack Obama. Yet the movie often arrives at uncontroversial conclusions. Conceding that slavery was wrong, and that his cherished America sometimes slipped into empire-building mode, D’Souza suggests that the United States is a good country that has done some bad things.

This is, quite probably, what most Americans believe. And that includes any of those progressives who, D’Souza supposes, would rather live in a world in which the United States was never born.

★ ½

PG-13 - for wartime violence. 95 minutes.

World Cup 2014: Only Three Teams Remain….

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Goal, Goal, Goal, Goal, Goal, Goal, Goal: A Dark Day for Brazil

The fireworks began at dawn. All around this city, loud pops and bangs rang out as men and women and children, so many dressed in yellow, set off flares and beeped car horns. It was supposed to be a magical day. The Brazilian national soccer team, playing at home, was one game away from a World Cup final.

No one could have guessed the tears would come before halftime. No one could have imagined there would be flags burning in the streets before dinner. Certainly no one could have envisioned that any Brazilian fans, watching their team play a semifinal in a celebrated stadium, would ever consider leaving long before full time.

It all happened. The 2014 World Cup, first plagued by questions about funding and protests and infrastructure and construction, then buoyed by scads of goals and dramatic finishes and a contagious spirit of joy from the local residents, will ultimately be remembered for this: the home team, regarded as the sport’s superpower, being throttled like an overmatched junior varsity squad that somehow stumbled into the wrong game.

The final score was Germany 7, Brazil 1. It felt like Germany 70, Brazil 1. By the end, the Germans were barely celebrating their goals anymore, and the Brazilians, starting with their coach, Luiz Felipe Scolari, could manage little more than blank stares. In the stands, the Brazilian fans — the ones who stayed around, at least — passed the time by cycling through obscene chants about each player, as well as the Brazilian president, Dilma Rousseff.

“I think,” Scolari said afterward, “that it was the worst day of my life.”

He was surely not alone in that sentiment. Sports are often a haven of hyperbole, but there was little risk of that here on Tuesday. Given the circumstances and the stakes, this result — a soccer massacre of the highest order — may well be remembered as the most surprising in World Cup history.

At the very minimum, it will go down as Brazil’s worst loss, surpassing a 6-0 defeat by Uruguay in 1920. It was also Brazil’s first loss in a competitive home game since 1975, a stretch of more than 14,000 days. For more than six decades, Brazilians had been hoping to erase the embarrassment of their team’s defeat in the 1950 World Cup final — also against Uruguay — which denied them a championship the last time they hosted their favorite sport’s biggest tournament.

Somehow, the fans came away from this World Cup with a nightmare even darker.

“It was the biggest embarrassment of all World Cups — 7-1 in a semifinal playing at home?” said Marcel Guimarães, 38, who traveled to Belo Horizonte from Brasília. “Not even in a video game.”

The aftermath of Brazil’s defeat could turn ugly. There were reports of a mass robbery at a fan party in Rio de Janeiro and of fans setting fire to Brazilian flags in the streets of São Paulo even before the match was over. Local organizers and government officials have been concerned for weeks about the possibility that demonstrations — which have, for the most part, been subdued — would become more intense if Brazil were to be eliminated.

Many Brazilians have been upset about the billions of dollars spent on new stadiums and other World Cup-related projects. The success of the national team provided a natural balm, but now those emotions may become more inflamed.

“The time of bread and circus is over,” said Lisa Rodrigues da Cunha Saud, who attended the game with her brother. “Instead of stadiums, we need hospitals and schools,” she added.

The record will show that Brazil played this match without its top scorer, Neymar, who was injured in the quarterfinals, as well as without its top defender, the captain Thiago Silva, who was suspended. As important as both players were to Brazil, however, it is difficult to imagine either one having made much of a difference.

The Germans were merciless, playing with grace and unity and a raw power that saw them rip open the Brazilian defense as if it were a can of soup. Thomas Müller opened the scoring in the 11th minute, blasting home a corner kick from just six yards out. Miroslav Klose followed about 12 minutes later, knocking in a rebound to record his 16th career World Cup goal and become the tournament’s all-time leading scorer.

The Brazilian coach should have seen the German strategy a hundred miles away. Their professional manner of play is no secret. How could the…

Brazil is experiencing for a first time in a long time a generational draught. Many elite countries experience it. Germany in the late 90s…

Add me to those who feel very sad for Brazil today, the people especially, and the team. The image of the little boy crying into his cup…

By then, the mood at the Estádio Mineirão had already deflated, but the fans had no idea what was yet to come. In the next six minutes, Germany scored three more goals — a stretch roughly equivalent to a boxer landing three uppercuts in a row in the first round — which essentially ended the match before a half-hour had been played. Toni Kroos scored two of those goals; Sami Khedira added the other.

“I couldn’t change anything,” Scolari said. “It was one goal after the other. There was nothing to be done during that breakdown.”

The second half — yes, they played the second half — was more of the same. André Schürrle scored two more goals for Germany. Brazil kicked the ball around as if in a stupor. Spectators poured out of the stadium in agony, leaving a small German contingent who happily stayed in their seats and sang and sang. A few German players even ran over to take pictures with the fans after the rout was complete.

“If someone had said before that we are going to win 7-1,” Kroos said, “I would certainly not have believed it.”

Oscar, a Brazilian midfielder, did manage to score for the home team in the final minutes, but the goal prompted little excitement. By then, reality had set in: Brazil will leave this tournament having never played a game at the Estádio do Maracanã in Rio de Janeiro. The final will be played there on Sunday, but it will be Germany walking onto this country’s most famous stage to face either the Netherlands or Argentina in a bid for its fourth World Cup title.

Brazil will play on Saturday in Brasília instead, facing the loser of the other semifinal in the third-place match. Scolari tried his best to say it would be an important game, but there was little feeling in his words. Just regret.

Scolari shrugged then, and trudged out of the news conference room, heading down a narrow hallway. The sunrise fireworks seemed so far away. They had been a rousing beginning, a boisterous start to a day Brazilians hoped they would always remember. Then came a German juggernaut, and a game that a nation of soccer fans can only hope to forget.

Sports Brief - 07.09.14

The Gilmer Free Press

SOCCER

•  In one of the most dominant performances in recent memory, Germany advanced to the championship match of the World Cup with a 7-1 overwhelming of host Brazil in Tuesday’s semifinals.

The result was the most lopsided loss by a host nation in World Cup history and marked the Brazilians’ first defeat on home turf in competitive play since 1975.

Germany will await the winner of Wednesday’s semifinal between Argentina and the Netherlands in Sunday’s title match.


BASEBALL

•  The Cincinnati Reds have placed first baseman Joey Votto on the 15-day disabled list with a left quad injury that has bothered him for most of the season.

This is Votto’s second stint on the DL this season.

He was out from May 16-June 9 with the same injury. Votto is hitting .255 with six homers and 23 RBI in 62 games this season.


•  The Los Angeles Dodgers placed pitcher Josh Beckett on the 15-day disabled list Tuesday because of a left hip impingement.

The move is retroactive to July 07.

Beckett tossed five scoreless innings and picked up the win on Sunday at Colorado, but was removed after just 82 pitches.

Beckett opened the season on the DL with a right thumb contusion, but has made each of his 17 starts since then, going 6-5 with a 2.26 ERA.


•  Oakland Athletics slugger Yoenis Cespedes will defend his Home Run Derby crown.

Cespedes, who beat Washington’s Bryce Harper in last year’s final, was one of three players picked Tuesday by American League derby captain Jose Bautista of the Toronto Blue Jays.

Bautista also selected Baltimore Orioles outfielder Adam Jones and Minnesota Twins second baseman Brian Dozier, who is not on the AL All-Star team but will be a home favorite.

National League captain Troy Tulowitzki of the Colorado Rockies picked Miami’s Giancarlo Stanton, Los Angeles Dodgers star Yasiel Puig and Cincinnati’s Todd Frazier.

The competition will be held next Monday at Minneapolis’ Target Field on the eve of the All-Star Game.


COLLEGE FOOTBALL

•  Oliver Luck spent time on the set of WOWK-TV’s “Decision Makers” this week, an aptly titled news program considering the West Virginia athletics director could soon face a difficult decision regarding his football coach.

The Mountaineers, reeling from a 4-8 season that marked their first losing record since 2001, are entering Year 4 under Dana Holgorsen.

He joins Charlie Weis as the only two Big 12 head coaches facing a hot-seat situation, and local opinions vary on just how hot Holgorsen’s seat is.

It seems a tad less dicey based on Luck’s most recent comments in this clip from Sunday:

“I think we’re going to be a better football team.

I hope that’s reflected in our record, but given the strength of our schedule this year, it very well may not be.”

His tone seems pretty clear: With Alabama, Maryland and the nine-game Big 12 schedule on deck, a 4-8 repeat could be construed as progress.

(Heck, by these relaxed standards, a .500 season might be cause to name the new team room Holgorsen Place.)

You’ve got to give Luck this much: He certainly isn’t over-promising.

Instead, he’s establishing an early narrative designed to reset expectations for 2014.

Why paint himself into a corner by establishing benchmarks when he can leave himself wiggle room to justify retaining Holgorsen?

Fact is, it would cause Luck severe gastritis to go coach-hunting next season—would be particularly ignominious given the muddled and clumsy manner in which Luck handed over the reins from Bill Stewart to Holgorsen.

Create disharmony to bring in a winner, and the fans will champion the forward-thinking logic.

Make a mess to bring in a coach you fire after four seasons, and Luck will be reminded how the situation was cursed from the get-go.

Firing Holgorsen also would be expensive—almost prohibitively so.

He will be owed $8.6 million after next season for a contract that extends through 2017.

While Texas and Oklahoma can shrug off that kind of payout, most Big 12 schools would feel the pinch.

(Recall that West Virginia athletics netted $4.2 million last year, a figure that would have been in the red if not for a $4.4 million subsidy from the university.)

It’s hard not to agree with Luck’s primary point—a four-win team this fall could be markedly better than the four-win version of 2013.

Thing is, the 2013 version was absolutely rancid by some metrics.

At 2-7, West Virginia produced its second-worst conference record ever on the FBS level.

It lost by 37 points to a Maryland team that closed the season precisely one spot higher in the Sagarin ratings at No. 73.

It lost at home to No. 72 Iowa State.

It lost by double-digits at No. 119 Kansas.

Yes, there was a magical September ambush of Oklahoma State and the overtime gut-punch against Texas.

Few fans, however, will cherish beating a four-win TCU team, and fewer still will tell their grandchildren about victories over William & Mary and Georgia State.

Yes, the injuries escalated as WVU limped through the season’s second half, but until the NCAA outlaws tackling, that will be an annual peril.

“Clearly last year was a disappointing season for me, for the coaches, for the student-athletes, for our fan base,” Luck said this weekend.

“But I do think this team has made some significant improvements over last year.”

And if we are to oblige Luck’s preseason warning, improvement needn’t necessarily manifest itself in a bowl bid.


•  University of Miami linebackers Alex Figueroa and JaWand Blue were dismissed from the football team Tuesday following sexual battery charges from an on- campus incident.

They were arrested early Tuesday morning by Coral Gables police on charges they had sex with a “physically helpless” 17-year-old girl over the holiday weekend.

Blue played in two games last season and registered one tackle.

Figueroa played in nine games, including two starts, and registered 17 tackles last season.


CYCLING

•  Marcel Kittel of Germany prevailed in a photo finish to win Stage 4 of the Tour de France on Tuesday.

Kittel beat out Alexander Kristoff of Norway and Arnaud Demare of France to claim his third stage win of this year’s tour.

He also won the first and third stages.

The German completed the 163.5-kilometer trek from Le Touquet-Paris Plage to Lille Metropole in a time of 3 hours, 36 minutes and 39 seconds.

Italy’s Vincenzo Nibali remained the overall leader of cycling’s most prestigious event.

Defending champion Chris Froome had a scare early in the stage when he crashed and hurt his left side.

He rode the rest of the stage with a splint on his left wrist.

Froome’s wrist will be put to the test on the cobblestones that mark Wednesday’s 155.5-kilometer fifth stage from Ypres to Arenberg Porte du Hainaut.

Last Little Pioneer Sign Ups - 07.18.14

The Gilmer Free Press

Sign-Ups

Friday July 18, 2014 - 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Gilmer County Court House - Glenville, WV


C-Team Tackle         1st & 2nd graders (Kindergarten if child is 5 yrs old on July 01)


B-Team Tackle         3rd & 4th graders


A-Team Tackle       5th & 6th graders (No 7th graders and must be 12 yrs old or younger)

                                                          Cannot turn 13 before December 31, 2014



Please bring copy of Birth Certificate & End of Year Report Card.

Physicals are required for all participants (football and cheer).

Sign- up fee is only $10.00



For more information please call Leisa Dean at 304.997.6394

Gilmer County Beekeepers Association Meeting - Tuesday, 07.15.14

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The Gilmer County Beekeepers will hold their meeting on 3rd Tuesday of each at 6:00 PM at GSC’s Robert F. Kidd Library in Glenville, WV.

This month meeting is on Tuesday, July 15, 2014.

Everyone is invited to attend.

Weston: SJMH Blood Drive - 07.10.14

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Glenville: Veterans Affairs - 07.09.14 - Today

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The Veterans Affairs Service Officer,  Amy Carder will be in Glenville at the Gilmer County Senior Center at 720 North Lewis Street on Wednesday, July 09, 2014, from Noon to 2:00 PM.

She will be there to help veterans file claims, or to help veterans and their families in any way.

For more information, call 304.927.0980.

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Glenville: Multi-Family Yard Sale July 09-11, 2014

The Gilmer Free Press

Multi-Family Yard Sale

Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

July 09-11, 2014

172 River Street, Glenville

Aeropostale Clothes, Homecoming Dresses, etc.

Priced Cheap

Magician at the Gilmer Public Library - 07.09.14 - Today

The Gilmer Free Press

Gilmer Public Library is presenting a program featuring Magician Joey Stepp on Wednesday, July 09, 2014 at the library.

Joey has been doing programs all over West Virginia this summer and has been getting great reviews.

(An interesting side point—he used to play football for Marshall University.)

We are scheduled to start at 10:30 AM and is OPEN TO EVERYONE.

Plan to arrive a few minutes early to get your seat.

We’ll fit as many people in the library as we can.

Put it on your calendar.

Fun entertainment for the entire family!

G-otcha™: Regional Jails - Webster County - 07.08.14

Status:  Behind Bars
Full Name: Phoebe Adelle Boyd
Height: 5’  4"
Weight: 265 lbs.
Birth Date: 08.30.1963
Gender: Female
Booking Date: 07.08.2014
Facility: Central Regional Jail
Status: Behind Bars

Offender Information

Court Info Number Issuing Agency Location Charge(s)
Webster County - Bail: $0.00 MCRUELTY TO ANIMALS




Status:  Behind Bars
Full Name: Robert James Malcomb
Height: 5’  8"
Weight: 180 lbs.
Birth Date: 10.15.1989
Gender: Male
Booking Date: 07.06.2014
Facility: Central Regional Jail
Status: Behind Bars

Offender Information

Court Info Number Issuing Agency Location Charge(s)
Webster County - Bail: $0.00 DOMESTIC ASSAULT 1ST/2ND(W/O DISPLAY OF WEAPON
DOMESTIC BATTERY




Status:  Behind Bars
Full Name: Pattie Jean Selman
Height: 5’  1"
Weight: 128 lbs.
Birth Date: 12.08.1966
Gender: Female
Booking Date: 07.05.2014
Facility: Central Regional Jail
Status: Behind Bars

Offender Information

Court Info Number Issuing Agency Location Charge(s)
Webster County - Bail: $0.00 DUI .15 OR HIGHER

G-otcha™: Regional Jails - Lewis County - 07.08.14

Status:  Behind Bars
Full Name: Nicholas Grant Cutlip
Height: 6’  2"
Weight: 240 lbs.
Birth Date: 02.14.1964
Gender: Male
Booking Date: 07.08.2014
Facility: Central Regional Jail
Status: Behind Bars

Offender Information

Court Info Number Issuing Agency Location Charge(s)
Lewis County - Bail: $500,000.00 MANUFACTURE
DELIVERY
POSSESSION W/INTENT
MANUFACTURING CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE




Status:  Behind Bars
Full Name: Jordan Woodrow Watson
Height: 6’  6"
Weight: 275 lbs.
Birth Date: 01.29.1987
Gender: Male
Booking Date: 07.07.2014
Facility: Central Regional Jail
Status: Behind Bars

Offender Information

Court Info Number Issuing Agency Location Charge(s)
Lewis County - Bail: $10,000.00 CONSPIRACY




Status:  Behind Bars
Full Name: Aaron Nmn Jones
Height: 6’  1"
Weight: 180 lbs.
Birth Date: 12.05.1989
Gender: Male
Booking Date: 07.06.2014
Facility: Central Regional Jail
Status: Behind Bars

Offender Information

Court Info Number Issuing Agency Location Charge(s)
Lewis County - Bail: $0.00 OBSTRUCTING
1ST POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA
BATTERY- OFFICER CORRECTION FIRE-FIGHTER EMS




Status:  Behind Bars
Full Name: Patrick Francis Quinn
Height: 5’  8"
Weight: 155 lbs.
Birth Date: 03.19.1980
Gender: Male
Booking Date: 07.05.2014
Facility: Central Regional Jail
Status: Behind Bars

Offender Information

Court Info Number Issuing Agency Location Charge(s)
Lewis County - Bail: $0.00 DOMESTIC BATTERY




Status:  Behind Bars
Full Name: Shannon Renee Harris
Height: 5’  1"
Weight: 100 lbs.
Birth Date: 06.20.1986
Gender: Female
Booking Date: 07.03.2014
Facility: Central Regional Jail
Status: Behind Bars

Offender Information

Court Info Number Issuing Agency Location Charge(s)
Lewis County - Bail: $100,000.00 POSSESSION WITH INTENT TO DELIVER CONTROLED SUBSTANCE
MANUFACTURING CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE




Status:  Behind Bars
Full Name: Edward Matthew Heath
Height: 6’  2"
Weight: 270 lbs.
Birth Date: 05.08.1977
Gender: Male
Booking Date: 07.02.2014
Facility: Central Regional Jail
Status: Behind Bars

Offender Information

Court Info Number Issuing Agency Location Charge(s)
Lewis County - Bail: $50,000.00 POSSESSION WITH INTENT TO DELIVER CONTROLED SUBSTANCE




Status:  Behind Bars
Full Name: Vernon Eugene Groves
Height: 5’  7"
Weight: 150 lbs.
Birth Date: 03.07.1981
Gender: Male
Booking Date: 07.02.2014
Facility: Central Regional Jail
Status: Behind Bars

Offender Information

Court Info Number Issuing Agency Location Charge(s)
Lewis County - Bail: $0.00 MANUFACTURE
DELIVERY OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE




Status:  Behind Bars
Full Name: Donald Eugene Newlon
Height: 5’  9"
Weight: 180 lbs.
Birth Date: 02.17.1983
Gender: Male
Booking Date: 07.02.2014
Facility: Central Regional Jail
Status: Behind Bars

Offender Information

Court Info Number Issuing Agency Location Charge(s)
Lewis County - Bail: $100,000.00 MANUFACTURE
DELIVERY
POSSESSION W/INTENT
MANUFACTURING CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE




Status:  Behind Bars
Full Name: Willard Edward Hayhurst
Height: 5’  7"
Weight: 180 lbs.
Birth Date: 12.05.1978
Gender: Male
Booking Date: 07.02.2014
Facility: Central Regional Jail
Status: Behind Bars

Offender Information

Court Info Number Issuing Agency Location Charge(s)
Lewis County - Bail: $100,000.00 MANUFACTURE
DELIVERY
POSSESSION W/INTENT
MANUFACTURING CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE




Status:  Behind Bars
Full Name: William Ray Justice
Height: 5’  9"
Weight: 170 lbs.
Birth Date: 03.19.1976
Gender: Male
Booking Date: 07.02.2014
Facility: Central Regional Jail
Status: Behind Bars

Offender Information

Court Info Number Issuing Agency Location Charge(s)
Lewis County - Bail: $150,000.00 POSSESSION WITH INTENT TO DELIVER CONTROLED SUBSTANCE




Status:  Behind Bars
Full Name: Kimberly Jane Gregory
Height: 5’  2"
Weight: 230 lbs.
Birth Date: 07.28.1966
Gender: Female
Booking Date: 07.02.2014
Facility: Central Regional Jail
Status: Behind Bars

Offender Information

Court Info Number Issuing Agency Location Charge(s)
Lewis County - Bail: $50,000.00 CONSPIRACY TO COMMIT DRUG RELATED CHARGE




Status:  Behind Bars
Full Name: Stephanie Ray Thayer
Height: 5’  3"
Weight: 170 lbs.
Birth Date: 10.03.1971
Gender: Female
Booking Date: 07.02.2014
Facility: Central Regional Jail
Status: Behind Bars

Offender Information

Court Info Number Issuing Agency Location Charge(s)
Lewis County - Bail: $100,000.00 CONSPIRACY
MANUFACTURE
DELIVERY
POSSESSION W/INTENT
MANUFACTURING CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE




Status:  Behind Bars
Full Name: Laura Nicole Eagle
Height: 5’  2"
Weight: 240 lbs.
Birth Date: 12.08.1984
Gender: Female
Booking Date: 07.02.2014
Facility: Central Regional Jail
Status: Behind Bars

Offender Information

Court Info Number Issuing Agency Location Charge(s)
Lewis County - Bail: $100,000.00 CONSPIRACY
MANUFACTURE
DELIVERY
POSSESSION W/INTENT
MANUFACTURING CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE




Status:  Behind Bars
Full Name: Brandi Nichole Leggett
Height: 5’  6"
Weight: 130 lbs.
Birth Date: 07.07.1986
Gender: Female
Booking Date: 07.02.2014
Facility: Central Regional Jail
Status: Behind Bars

Offender Information

Court Info Number Issuing Agency Location Charge(s)
Lewis County - Bail: $150,000.00 CONSPIRACY
MANUFACTURE
DELIVERY
POSSESSION W/INTENT
MANUFACTURING CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE




Status:  Behind Bars
Full Name: Sherry Beth Lowther
Height: 5’  10"
Weight: 180 lbs.
Birth Date: 10.15.1980
Gender: Female
Booking Date: 07.02.2014
Facility: Central Regional Jail
Status: Behind Bars

Offender Information

Court Info Number Issuing Agency Location Charge(s)
Lewis County - Bail: $150,000.00 POSSESSION WITH INTENT TO DELIVER CONTROLED SUBSTANCE




Status:  Behind Bars
Full Name: Marsha Renee Davisson
Height: 5’  3"
Weight: 135 lbs.
Birth Date: 12.09.1986
Gender: Female
Booking Date: 07.02.2014
Facility: Central Regional Jail
Status: Behind Bars

Offender Information

Court Info Number Issuing Agency Location Charge(s)
Lewis County - Bail: $100,000.00 POSSESSION WITH INTENT TO DELIVER CONTROLED SUBSTANCE




Status:  Behind Bars
Full Name: Eliza Danielle Taylor
Height: 5’  4"
Weight: 112 lbs.
Birth Date: 05.14.1993
Gender: Female
Booking Date: 07.02.2014
Facility: Central Regional Jail
Status: Behind Bars

Offender Information

Court Info Number Issuing Agency Location Charge(s)
Lewis County - Bail: $100,000.00 POSSESSION WITH INTENT TO DELIVER CONTROLED SUBSTANCE




Status:  Behind Bars
Full Name: Phyllis Jean Poling
Height: 5’  5"
Weight: 212 lbs.
Birth Date: 07.12.1959
Gender: Male
Booking Date: 07.01.2014
Facility: Central Regional Jail
Status: Behind Bars

Offender Information

Court Info Number Issuing Agency Location Charge(s)
Lewis County - Bail: $10,000.00 DOMESTIC BATTERY

G-otcha™: Regional Jails - Tyler County - 07.08.14

Status:  Behind Bars
Full Name: Barbara Jean Shamblin
Height: 5’  6"
Weight: 220 lbs.
Birth Date: 12.05.1975
Gender: Female
Booking Date: 07.06.2014
Facility: North Central Regional Jail
Status: Behind Bars

Offender Information

Court Info Number Issuing Agency Location Charge(s)
Tyler County - Bail: $0.00 POSSESSION WITH INTENT TO DELIVER CONTROLED SUBSTANCE




Status:  Behind Bars
Full Name: Charles Ely Henderson
Height: 5’  11"
Weight: 150 lbs.
Birth Date: 03.31.1982
Gender: Male
Booking Date: 07.02.2014
Facility: North Central Regional Jail
Status: Behind Bars

Offender Information

Court Info Number Issuing Agency Location Charge(s)
Tyler County - Bail: $0.00 UTTERING
PROBATION VIOLATION
VIOLATION OF PROTECTIVE ORDER

G-otcha™: Regional Jails - Ritchie County - 07.08.14

Status:  Behind Bars
Full Name: Dustin Aaron Roberts
Height: 5’  10"
Weight: 170 lbs.
Birth Date: 08.07.1989
Gender: Male
Booking Date: 07.07.2014
Facility: North Central Regional Jail
Status: Behind Bars

Offender Information

Court Info Number Issuing Agency Location Charge(s)
Ritchie County - Bail: $0.00 PROBATION VIOLATION




Status:  Behind Bars
Full Name: Freddie Winiford Hess
Height: 6’  0"
Weight: 170 lbs.
Birth Date: 11.09.1981
Gender: Male
Booking Date: 07.05.2014
Facility: North Central Regional Jail
Status: Behind Bars

Offender Information

Court Info Number Issuing Agency Location Charge(s)
Ritchie County - Bail: $15,000.00 DOMESTIC BATTERY
FLEEING WHILE DUI
CHILD ENDANGERMENT
DUI (1ST OFFENSE)




Status:  Behind Bars
Full Name: Jimmie Dale Davis
Height: 5’  11"
Weight: 180 lbs.
Birth Date: 10.18.1944
Gender: Male
Booking Date: 07.04.2014
Facility: North Central Regional Jail
Status: Behind Bars

Offender Information

Court Info Number Issuing Agency Location Charge(s)
Ritchie County - Bail: $0.00 DUI (1ST OFFENSE)




Status:  Behind Bars
Full Name: Corey Bruce Hammer
Height: 5’  11"
Weight: 230 lbs.
Birth Date: 01.20.1996
Gender: Male
Booking Date: 07.04.2014
Facility: North Central Regional Jail
Status: Behind Bars

Offender Information

Court Info Number Issuing Agency Location Charge(s)
Ritchie County - Bail: $0.00 BATTERY

G-otcha™: Regional Jails - Clay County - 07.08.14

Status:  Behind Bars
Full Name: Bradley Joe Stone
Height: 5’  9"
Weight: 180 lbs.
Birth Date: 11.16.1979
Gender: Male
Booking Date: 07.08.2014
Facility: Central Regional Jail
Status: Behind Bars

Offender Information

Court Info Number Issuing Agency Location Charge(s)
Clay County - Bail: $0.00 CONTEMPT OF FAMILY COURT ORDER




Status:  Behind Bars
Full Name: Howard Jeffery Lilly
Height: 6’  1"
Weight: 265 lbs.
Birth Date: 08.17.1960
Gender: Male
Booking Date: 07.07.2014
Facility: Central Regional Jail
Status: Behind Bars

Offender Information

Court Info Number Issuing Agency Location Charge(s)
Clay County - Bail: $5,000.00 MALICIOUS ASSAULT/WOUNDING/BATTERY
DESTRUCTION/INJURY PROPERTY
GRAND LARCENY




Status:  Behind Bars
Full Name: Everett Kurtis Meadows
Height: 5’  9"
Weight: 145 lbs.
Birth Date: 11.24.1990
Gender: Male
Booking Date: 07.06.2014
Facility: Central Regional Jail
Status: Behind Bars

Offender Information

Court Info Number Issuing Agency Location Charge(s)
Clay County - Bail: $50,000.00 ALTER METH PRECURSOR
DOMESTIC BATTERY
DOMESTIC ASSAULT 1ST/2ND(W/O DISPLAY OF WEAPON)
OPERATE OR ATTMPT CLANDESTINE DRUG LAB
NIGHTIME BURGLARY




Status:  Behind Bars
Full Name: Terri Yvonne Butler
Height: 5’  0"
Weight: 95 lbs.
Birth Date: 06.16.1966
Gender: Female
Booking Date: 07.02.2014
Facility: Central Regional Jail
Status: Behind Bars

Offender Information

Court Info Number Issuing Agency Location Charge(s)
Clay County - Bail: $0.00 DUI (1ST OFFENSE)

G-otcha™: Regional Jails - Braxton County - 07.08.14

Status:  Behind Bars
Full Name: Connie Lynn Sears
Height: 5’  3"
Weight: 145 lbs.
Birth Date: 04.19.1962
Gender: Female
Booking Date: 07.03.2014
Facility: Central Regional Jail
Status: Behind Bars

Offender Information

Court Info Number Issuing Agency Location Charge(s)
Braxton County - Bail: $0.00 POSSESSION OF CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE




Status:  Behind Bars
Full Name: Kristina Marie Williams-Roush
Height: 5’  3"
Weight: 137 lbs.
Birth Date: 09.23.1966
Gender: Female
Booking Date: 07.02.2014
Facility: Central Regional Jail
Status: Behind Bars

Offender Information

Court Info Number Issuing Agency Location Charge(s)
Braxton County - Bail: $15,000.00 PRETRIAL FELON

G-otcha™: Regional Jails - Gilmer County - 07.08.14

Status:  Behind Bars
Full Name: Jasmine Rahchelle Robeson
Height: 5’  9"
Weight: 135 lbs.
Birth Date: 12.04.1983
Gender: Female
Booking Date: 07.07.2014
Facility: Central Regional Jail
Status: Behind Bars

Offender Information

Court Info Number Issuing Agency Location Charge(s)
Gilmer County - Bail: $0.00 SPEEDING
OBSTRUCTING POLICE W/VEHICLE
FLEE/ATTEMPT
TRAFOFF RECKLESS DRIVING

G-otcha™: Regional Jails - Pleasants County - 07.08.14

Status:  Behind Bars
Full Name: Cheryl Lynn Congdon
Height: 5’  6"
Weight: 94 lbs.
Birth Date: 05.28.1978
Gender: Female
Booking Date: 07.02.2014
Facility: North Central Regional Jail
Status: Behind Bars

Offender Information

Court Info Number Issuing Agency Location Charge(s)
Pleasants County - Bail: $0.00 PROBATION VIOLATION

G-otcha™: Regional Jails - Wirt County - 07.08.14

Status:  Behind Bars
Full Name: Amanda Lee Shuck
Height: 5’  2"
Weight: 140 lbs.
Birth Date: 09.09.1989
Gender: Female
Booking Date: 07.07.2014
Facility: North Central Regional Jail
Status: Behind Bars

Offender Information

Court Info Number Issuing Agency Location Charge(s)
Wirt County - Bail: $1,000.00 CAPIAS
TRESPASSING




Status:  Behind Bars
Full Name: Lucas Lee Godfrey
Height: 5’  5"
Weight: 150 lbs.
Birth Date: 04.03.1995
Gender: Male
Booking Date: 07.07.2014
Facility: Central Regional Jail
Status: Behind Bars

Offender Information

Court Info Number Issuing Agency Location Charge(s)
Wirt County - Bail: $0.00 NIGHTIME BURGLARY




Status:  Behind Bars
Full Name: Colton Daniel Church
Height: 5’  9"
Weight: 160 lbs.
Birth Date: 11.09.1992
Gender: Male
Booking Date: 07.02.2014
Facility: North Central Regional Jail
Status: Behind Bars

Offender Information

Court Info Number Issuing Agency Location Charge(s)
Wirt County - Bail: $0.00 MALICIOUS ASSAULT
WOUNDING
BATTERY

G-otcha™: Regional Jails - Calhoun County - 07.08.14

Status:  Behind Bars
Full Name: Sarah Elizabeth Cottrell
Height: 5’  4"
Weight: 112 lbs.
Birth Date: 09.11.1988
Gender: Female
Booking Date: 07.06.2014
Facility: Central Regional Jail
Status: Behind Bars

Offender Information

Court Info Number Issuing Agency Location Charge(s)
Calhoun County - Bail: $20,000.00 UNLAWFUL WOUNDING




Status:  Behind Bars
Full Name: Thomas Carlton Ullum
Height: 5’  8"
Weight: 178 lbs.
Birth Date: 07.22.1953
Gender: Male
Booking Date: 07.02.2014
Facility: Central Regional Jail
Status: Behind Bars

Offender Information

Court Info Number Issuing Agency Location Charge(s)
Calhoun County - Bail: $0.00




Status:  Behind Bars
Full Name: Seith Levi Wease
Height: 5’  11"
Weight: 165 lbs.
Birth Date: 05.13.1994
Gender: Male
Booking Date: 07.02.2014
Facility: Central Regional Jail
Status: Behind Bars

Offender Information

Court Info Number Issuing Agency Location Charge(s)
Calhoun County - Bail: $2,500.00 DRIVING WHILE SUSPENDED/REVOKED
DUI .08
TRAFOFF RECKLESS DRIVING




Status:  Behind Bars
Full Name: Justin Matthew Hannah
Height: 6’  1"
Weight: 170 lbs.
Birth Date: 12.27.1994
Gender: Male
Booking Date: 07.01.2014
Facility: Central Regional Jail
Status: Behind Bars

Offender Information

Court Info Number Issuing Agency Location Charge(s)
14-F-32 THRU 43, 14-M-207 Calhoun County - Bail: $125,000.00 PETIT LARCENY
UTTERING
FORGERY

G-otcha™: Regional Jails - Doddridge County - 07.08.14

Status:  Behind Bars
Full Name: Otto Francis Wentzel
Height: 5’  10"
Weight: 185 lbs.
Birth Date: 10.12.1982
Gender: Male
Booking Date: 07.07.2014
Facility: North Central Regional Jail
Status: Behind Bars

Offender Information

Court Info Number Issuing Agency Location Charge(s)
Doddridge County - Bail: $0.00 VIOLATE HOME CONFINEMENT
DRIVERS LICENSE REVOKED FOR DUI

G-otcha™: Regional Jails - Roane County - 07.08.14

Status:  Behind Bars
Full Name: Danny Edwin Shamblin
Height: 5’  9"
Weight: 215 lbs.
Birth Date: 08.10.1963
Gender: Male
Booking Date: 07.07.2014
Facility: Central Regional Jail
Status: Behind Bars

Offender Information

Court Info Number Issuing Agency Location Charge(s)
Roane County - Bail: $0.00 VIOLATE HOME CONFINEMENT




Status:  Behind Bars
Full Name: Michael Paul Mccune
Height: 5’  3"
Weight: 155 lbs.
Birth Date: 12.25.1988
Gender: Male
Booking Date: 07.07.2014
Facility: Central Regional Jail
Status: Behind Bars

Offender Information

Court Info Number Issuing Agency Location Charge(s)
Roane County - Bail: $0.00 POSSESSION OF STOLEN VEHICLE




Status:  Behind Bars
Full Name: Dennis Morgan Kennedy
Height: 5’  6"
Weight: 135 lbs.
Birth Date: 10.12.1965
Gender: Male
Booking Date: 07.06.2014
Facility: Central Regional Jail
Status: Behind Bars

Offender Information

Court Info Number Issuing Agency Location Charge(s)
Roane County - Bail: $0.00 POSSESSION OF FIREARM WHILE DOMESTIC VIOLATION PETITION IN EFFECT
ASSAULT




Status:  Behind Bars
Full Name: Randy Nathan Larch
Height: 5’  9"
Weight: 190 lbs.
Birth Date: 11.01.1978
Gender: Male
Booking Date: 07.06.2014
Facility: Central Regional Jail
Status: Behind Bars

Offender Information

Court Info Number Issuing Agency Location Charge(s)
Roane County - Bail: $0.00 DUI




Status:  Behind Bars
Full Name: Trisha Marie Brown
Height: 5’  5"
Weight: 180 lbs.
Birth Date: 10.18.1982
Gender: Female
Booking Date: 07.04.2014
Facility: Central Regional Jail
Status: Behind Bars

Offender Information

Court Info Number Issuing Agency Location Charge(s)
Roane County - Bail: $0.00 VIOLATE HOME CONFINEMENT




Status:  Behind Bars
Full Name: Nathan Lee Bissell
Height: 6’  0"
Weight: 155 lbs.
Birth Date: 03.12.1981
Gender: Male
Booking Date: 07.04.2014
Facility: Central Regional Jail
Status: Behind Bars

Offender Information

Court Info Number Issuing Agency Location Charge(s)
Roane County - Bail: $0.00 SEXUAL ABUSE 1ST DEGREE
SEXUAL ASSAULT 1ST DEGREE
SEXABUSE PARENT
SEXUAL EXPLOITATION OF MINOR
INCEST




Status:  Behind Bars
Full Name: Matthew Cubberley
Height: 6’  0"
Weight: 170 lbs.
Birth Date: 01.17.1987
Gender: Male
Booking Date: 07.04.2014
Facility: Central Regional Jail
Status: Behind Bars

Offender Information

Court Info Number Issuing Agency Location Charge(s)
Roane County - Bail: $0.00 DELIVERY OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE
POSSESSION OF CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE




Status:  Behind Bars
Full Name: James Royal Casto
Height: 6’  0"
Weight: 280 lbs.
Birth Date: 01.20.1987
Gender: Male
Booking Date: 07.04.2014
Facility: Central Regional Jail
Status: Behind Bars

Offender Information

Court Info Number Issuing Agency Location Charge(s)
14F-112-114 Roane County - Bail: $300,000.00 SPEEDING
SEXUAL ASSAULT 1ST DEGREE
SEX/INTRUSION
INCEST
SEXUAL ABUSE BY A PARENT OR GUARDIAN




Status:  Behind Bars
Full Name: Charles Bruce Burke
Height: 5’  9"
Weight: 145 lbs.
Birth Date: 12.04.1981
Gender: Male
Booking Date: 07.03.2014
Facility: Central Regional Jail
Status: Behind Bars

Offender Information

Court Info Number Issuing Agency Location Charge(s)
Roane County - Bail: $0.00 PROBATION VIOLATION




Status:  Behind Bars
Full Name: Michael Louie Patton
Height: 5’  9"
Weight: 250 lbs.
Birth Date: 02.18.1990
Gender: Male
Booking Date: 07.03.2014
Facility: Central Regional Jail
Status: Behind Bars

Offender Information

Court Info Number Issuing Agency Location Charge(s)
Roane County - Bail: $0.00 PROBATION VIOLATION




Status:  Behind Bars
Full Name: Charles Brian Davis
Height: 5’  11"
Weight: 200 lbs.
Birth Date: 05.12.1975
Gender: Male
Booking Date: 07.02.2014
Facility: Central Regional Jail
Status: Behind Bars

Offender Information

Court Info Number Issuing Agency Location Charge(s)
Roane County - Bail: $0.00 FRAUD

We Are Mistaken about Iraq

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“Those Iraqis have been fighting each other for centuries,” a friend recently said to me. I have heard this mistaken view too often.

I told him I had been to Iraq nine times, all before the 2003 U.S. invasion of Iraq. Not a single Iraqi ever said to me, “You need to know I’m Shiite” or “I should tell you I’m Sunni.” Not doctors, not taxi drivers, not hotel staff, not families we visited. Baghdad had many mixed marriages of Shiite and Sunni, as well as mixed neighborhoods. An Iraqi-American friend confirmed that often people didn’t know the religious sect of their neighbor – or if they did, they didn’t care.

Peace prevailed in the neighborhoods. What happened?

Expressing the conventional U.S. narrative, the columnist George Will recently wrote, “Saddam Hussein’s horrific tyranny at least controlled Iraq’s sectarian furies.” In his view, Saddam Hussein and his ruling Sunni regime so oppressed the Shiite majority in Iraq that they didn’t dare act violently against their oppressors. It follows from this belief that the current sectarian violence in Iraq is because Prime Minister Maliki hasn’t acted with enough horrific tyranny against the Sunni minority.

Is this narrative correct? Were Shiites a persecuted majority?

Do you remember the famous deck of cards given to American soldiers, with pictures of the key members of Saddam Hussein’s regime? If this story were true, of the deck of 55 cards why were 35 of them Shiites? Like it or not, Saddam Hussein was an equal opportunity employer and oppressor.

The major Shiite population in Iraq is in and around the city of Basra. Yet when the British troops arrived to liberate the oppressed Shiites of Basra, they were not welcomed. The Shiite population fought them off, seeing themselves first as Iraqis being invaded by foreigners. Some while later, two British soldiers were captured driving in Basra, dressed as Arabs and carrying explosives in their vehicle. This was reported in The Boston Globe for about two days, then the story disappeared from our press, as far as I could tell. What were they doing? Perhaps planting explosives in a Shiite mosque, the crime to be blamed on Sunnis?certainly the 2006 bombing of the Shia Golden mosque was only attributed to (the predominantly Sunni) al-Qa’ida, never proven. They usually claim their actions.

When the U.S. created the Iraqi constitution – to bring “democracy” to Iraq – political parties were required to be based on religious affiliations. There was a Sunni party, a Shiite party, and so on. Imagine some foreign power occupying the U.S. and determining that future elections would be based on religious parties, with a Catholic party, a Protestant party, etc. How long would it take before people began to pay much more attention to who has what religious affiliation … and animosities to develop. Especially if the occupying power wanted to divide and conquer.

We need to recognize the truth of what respected Iraqi-American commentator Raed Jarrar said: “An uprising in these Sunni-dominated provinces in Iraq can be directly traced to the divisions that were installed by the U.S.-led occupation in 2003.” We must also recognize that Iraqi Prime Minister Maliki has aligned himself strictly with Shiites – and with Iran – and excluded Iraq’s Sunni minority. He has used his military powers to oppress nonviolent Sunni protesters, imprisoning, torturing, and killing.

Whatever role foreign fighters have played in the current crisis, without this persecution of Sunnis the mass uprising in the Sunni-dominated provinces would not have occurred. The fact that we are aligning the U.S. with the repressive, authoritarian regime of Iran to support Maliki’s continued sectarian violence ought to jar us awake into seeing how wrong this policy is: supporting Maliki’s own horrific tyranny with more U.S. military aid and force is what has brought us to this current crisis.

In short, one thing we can do is not to make matters worse by sending or using arms to continue the sectarian conflict which Prime Minister Maliki fomented with his violent repression of Sunnis.

Having been to Iraq so many times, it saddens me deeply to watch our country again turn to military actions based on mistaken views, when such actions create so much suffering and worsen the problems.

~~  Bert Sacks ~~

Bon Appétit: Memphis-Style Baby Back Ribs

The Gilmer Free Press

Ingredients:

  6 pounds baby back ribs
  3 cups barbecue woodchips, soaked in water for 1 hour
  2 lemons, halved
  1/4 cup barbecue rub (see recipe below)
  16-ounce bottle barbecue sauce


Directions:

Prepare a grill for medium-low (about 325 degrees) indirect cooking. In a charcoal grill, this means banking the hot coals to one side of the grill and cooking the ribs on the cooler side. In a gas grill, this means heating the grill with all burners on, but turning off the burners on one side just before putting the food on that side.

Remove silver skin from the backs of the ribs, if desired. Place the soaked wood chips directly on the hot charcoals, or in smoking box if using a gas grill (place the box in the grill according to manufacturer directions). Cover the grill. Rub the cut lemons all over the fronts and backs of the ribs, squeezing to release as much juice as possible. Set aside for 5 minutes, then sprinkle the ribs liberally with the barbecue rub. Let sit for 15 minutes. Place the ribs, bone side down, in the center of the cooking grate over the cooler side of the grill. Cover the grill and cook 1 1/2 to 2 hours, or until the meat is tender and has pulled back from the ends of the bones. Do not open the grill cover for at least the first 30 minutes. After that, if the ribs start to burn at the edges, stack them on top of one another in the very center of the grill and lower your heat slightly. Twenty minutes before serving, un-stack the ribs if necessary, then brush with barbecue sauce. Remove the ribs from the grill and let rest 10 minutes before cutting into individual or 2- to 3-rib portions.

If desired, additional barbecue sauce can be warmed and served alongside the ribs.

Makes 6 servings.




Classic Barbecue Rub

Ingredients:

  3 Tablespoons granulated sugar
  2 Tablespoons smoked paprika
  2 Tablespoons kosher salt
  2 Tablespoons packed dark brown sugar
  1 Tablespoon ground cumin
  1 Tablespoon ground black pepper
  1 Tablespoon onion powder
  1 Tablespoon garlic powder
  2 teaspoons chili powder
  1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper


Directions:

In a medium bowl, combine all ingredients. Mix well. For a smoother rub, process the ingredients in a spice grinder until well combined and finely ground. The rub can be stored in an airtight container for up to 6 months.

Makes 1 1/2 cups.

Ask the Doctor: Kidneys Can Be Damaged

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DEAR DR. DONOHUE: Will you answer some questions about kidney problems in a 50-year-old male who has mild diabetes and high blood pressure?
He just lost 30 pounds of fluid that caused severe breathing problems.
His breathing problem subsided.
His doctors struggle to lower his blood pressure.
His doctors want him to think about dialysis.
If you start, do you ever get off it?
How is the family checked for a match if a kidney transplant is needed?
I am his older sister.
He also has an older brother and a younger half-brother.
I am so worried about him.
- J.F.

ANSWER: Your brother has chronic kidney failure.
The kidneys are our filtration stations, cleaning the blood of waste materials and excess fluid.
A test called creatinine clearance gives a reliable estimate of how well the kidneys are filtering the blood.
Values above 90 ml/min (1.5 ml/s) indicate normal function.
When the clearance falls to between 30 and 59 (0.5 and 0.98), that person has a moderate decrease in kidney function.
Anything lower is severe, and that’s the stage when dialysis or kidney transplant is considered.
Your brother’s fluid retention with the resulting breathing trouble is a reflection of his kidney malfunction.
High blood pressure can cause kidney damage, and it also can result from kidney damage.
Medicines for improving his blood pressure are many, and his doctors will find the right one for him eventually.
He might need a combination of blood pressure drugs.
Diabetes also is involved in kidney injury.
If dialysis or transplant is suggested, your brother ought to jump at the offer.
Dialysis is usually for life, unless the patient obtains a kidney transplant.
Family members often are the best candidates for organ donation.
Potential donors are tested for their closeness to the recipient’s genetic makeup.
Being of the same blood type and having a close match to HLA antigens indicate better chances for the transplanted kidney not being rejected.
HLA antigens are a group of proteins on a person’s cells.
Improvements in medicines that control rejection have allowed for greater latitude in accepting organs for transplants.
Your brother is lucky to have a sister like you.

Dr. Donohue regrets that he is unable to answer individual letters, but he will incorporate them in his column whenever possible. Readers may write him or request an order form of available health newsletters at P.O. Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475.

Flashback: What Happened on July 09, ....

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•  1915 Mat Jarrell was executed by hanging at the West Virginia Penitentiary in Moundsville (Marshall County) for a murder committed in Kanawha County.

•  1935 Attorneys Townshend, Bock, and Moore divided a $70,000 out-of-court settlement amongst the plaintiffs who sued the construction firm of Rinehart and Dennis for contracting silicosis. At least 476 workers, most migrant African-Americans, died from silicosis, caused from inhalation of silica rock particles under inadequate safety conditions during construction of the Hawks Nest Tunnel at Alloy, Fayette County, for the New-Kanawha Power Company, a subsidiary of the Union Carbide Corporation. Fifty years later, some studies placed the death toll as high as 764, making it the worst industrial disaster in United States history.

•  1936 The operations of the Electro Metallurgical Company, a division of Union Carbide, at Alloy, Fayette County, began operating on power received from the Hawks Nest Tunnel, dam, and hydro station.

•  1992 The last state-owned liquor store, located in Hamlin, Lincoln County, closed.

Meditation Moment - 07.09.14

The Gilmer Free Press

 

WHO IS A CHRISTIAN

CONVERTED—One turned away from the pleasures of sin and does the will of God. (1 John 2:15-17)  He is one whose eyes, ears and mind are open to God’s teaching. (Matt. 13:15-17)

HUMILITY—A Christian humbles himself in obedience to God, even to the point of death.  (Phil. 2:5-11)  Humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God that he may exalt you in due time.  (1 Pet. 5:6-7)

REVERENCE—God is greatly to be feared in the assembly of the saints, and to be had in reverence of all them that are about him.  (Psalms89:7)

INNOCENT—Jesus said to be wise as serpents and harmless as doves.  (Matt.10:16)  Paul said be blameless and harmless and shine as lights in the world.  (Phil. 2:11-15)

SANCTIFIED—If a man therefore purge himself from these, he shall be a vessel unto honor, sanctified, and meet for the Master’s use and prepared unto every good work.  (II Tim. 2:21)

THANKFUL—In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.  (I Thess. 5:18)

INFLUENCE—As Christians we have a powerful influence in the world.  “Ye are our epistle written in our hearts, known and read by all men.”  (II Cor 3:2)  Jesus said, Ye are the salt of the world and ye are the light of the world.  (Matt 5:13-14)

ACTIVE—The Christian never retires, but is always active: steadfast, unmovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord.  (I Cor. 15:58)  He is faithful until death. (Rev. 2:10)

NEW CREATURE—“Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old thins are passed away; behold, all things are become new.”  (II Cor. 5:17)

Glenville Church of Christ
211 Powell Street, Glenville WV
Noel Roberts - Phone 304.462.8136

E. Gene Davis

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E. Gene Davis

Age 73, of Main Street Jane Lew, WV passed away unexpectedly on July 07, 2014 at his residence as a result of injuries sustained in a fall.

He was born in Jane Lew, WV on December 09, 1940 a son of the late Everett W. and Mary E. Post Davis.

On December 20, 1959 he married the former Karen S. McCue and they celebrated 52 years of marriage before her passing on January 01, 2012.

He is survived by three daughters: Francene Kirk and husband Jerry of Morgantown, Gina Layhew and husband Ron Jr. of Belington, and Mary Pritt and husband Jeff of Inwood; son-in-law, Kenny Osborne and wife Vickie of Princeton; five grandchildren: Jackie Layhew, Kristen Osborne, and Kalee, Adam, and Kelly Grace Pritt; father-in-law, Glenn Wilfong of Jane Lew; one sister, Mary Diane Davis Boso of Denham Springs, LA; one brother, James Davis and wife Sue of Milton; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one daughter, Kelly Osborne.

Gene was a member of the Glenville State College football team, graduated from GSC in 1963 with teaching degrees in social studies and physical education and later obtained a Master’s Degree and a School Principal Certificate from WVU. He was a teacher, coach and school administrator in Lewis, Taylor and Preston County Schools. He was a member of the Jane Lew City Council and served many years on the West Virginia Consolidated Public Retirement Board. Gene’s high level of commitment and dedication to education clearly illustrated his passion for encouraging and motivating the youth to better themselves, and he was known for keeping their attention with a quick witted sense of humor.

Gene was an honored veteran and retired Staff Sergeant of the United States Army Reserve. He was a member of American Legion #166 of Jane Lew, the Broad Run Baptist Church, Jackson Masonic Lodge #35 A.F. & A.M. Good Hope, and past President of the Jane Lew Lions Club.

Friends and family will gather at the Pat Boyle Funeral Home and Cremation Service at 144 Hackers Creek Rd. in Jane Lew from 4-8 PM on Thursday, July 10, 2014.

Funeral Services will be held at 1 PM on Friday from the Pat Boyle Funeral Home Chapel with Ron Layhew officiating.

Interment will follow in the WV National Cemetery in Grafton.

Full military honors will be accorded by the Lewis County Honor Guard and the United States Army.

In lieu of flowers donation may be sent to the GSC Foundation (In memory of Alumnus Gene Davis) 200 High Street Glenville WV 26351 or to Concord University Women’s Basketball PO Box 1000 Athens WV 24712-1000.

Special thanks are extended to the Lewis County First Responders, Mike and Melissa Mann and Charlie and Ruth Straley.

The Pat Boyle Funeral Home and Cremation Service is honored and privileged to serve the family of Gene Davis.

Wanda Lue (nee Hardway) Rogers

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Wanda Lue (nee Hardway) Rogers

On the morning of July 07, 2014, Wanda went to be with our Lord after a long battle with cancer while being attended by familiar and loving staff members at Hospice of the Western Reserve in Westlake, OH.

Wanda was 82 years old. Wanda was born in Nicut, WV on May 08, 1932 and grew up in Gassaway, WV.

She was the fourth child of six, and the first daughter, of William Earl and Ocie Beatrice (nee Hacker) Hardway.

She was born with that beautiful red hair and full of life from her first breath.

Wanda graduated from Gassaway High School in 1950 and continued her education in business at West Virginia Business School in 1951. She was employed by the Bank of Gassaway from 1951 to 1955.

She married and moved to Ohio where she was employed by Central National Bank (FirstMerit Bank) from 1955 to her retirement in 1988. She served in the banking industry for 38 years with her career ending as Assistant Vice President and district manager of 6 branches of FirstMerit Bank. During her career she continued her studies in business and graduated from Baldwin Wallace College Bank Simms in 1986.

Wanda was blessed with her first beautiful daughter, Sheila Jane, in 1958. Sheila went to be with our Lord in Heaven after battling Cystic Fibrosis during her short life on this earth in 1967. From this Wanda began very successful fund raising looking for a cure for CF and her career allowed her voice to be heard by many. In 1963, Wanda was blessed with her second beautiful daughter, Sheri Lue (nee Rogers) Hudson. Sheri also came into this world full of life like Wanda from her first breath and was Wanda’s constant companion caring for Wanda during these final years of her battle with cancer.

Wanda had many hobbies which included golfing, antique hunting, dancing, quilting, crafting, fishing, cooking, and was an avid sports fan of the Cleveland Indians and Browns, and golfers Tiger Woods and Jimmy Walker. She delighted everyone she met with her beautiful smile and excitement over any new adventures. Upon meeting Wanda, you soon found yourself dancing in the middle of a parking lot or searching garage sales for that perfect antique to add to your collection. She loved all the pets Sheri brought home to her, even when she was saying no, her love for her pets was soon known and they worked their way into her heart and up on her bed laying by her side.

Wanda was preceded in death by her loving parents, William Earl and Ocie Beatrice (nee Hacker) Hardway; her daughter, Sheila Jane Rogers; her brothers O. Darrell Hardway, William Eugene Hardway, and Charles Lee Hardway.

Wanda is survived by her loving daughter, Sheri Lue (nee Rogers) Hudson; grandsons Micheal (Brandi) Hudson, Matthew (Amy) Hudson, and Jesse Hudson; great-grandchildren Chloe, Micheal (Mikey), Kadence ; brother William Earl (Ora) Hardway Jr., sister Beatrice Eloise (nee Hardway) Frame; sisters-in-law Genevieve (Jenny) Hardway, Elma Hardway, Glenna Hardway; brother-in-law Eugene Frame; many nephews and nieces who were loved by her like her own children; dear friend Ed Capone and many more who were touched by her love and kindness.

Her daughter Sheri would like to thank all those who cared for Wanda over the years. Most of all, Dr. Azmat Hussain and the loving hospice team and volunteers at the Hospice of the Western Reserve in Westlake, OH, and countless others.

The family asks that donations be made in memory of Wanda to the Hospice of the Western Reserve in Lakewood, OH.

Wanda will be escorted by her family to her final resting place next to her daughter Sheila Jane in the family’s hometown of Gassaway, WV.

Funeral arrangements are being made by Richard M. Roach Funeral Home in Gassaway, WV.

The family will hold a celebration of life memorial in Ohio to be announced at a later date.

Service will be 11 AM Saturday, July 12, 2014 at Richard M. Roach Funeral Home Gassaway, WV.

Burial will be in the Sugar Creek Cemetery, Gassaway.

Friends may call from 6:00 to 9:00 PM Friday at the funeral home.

Ephesians 5:2 And walk in love, as Christ also hath loved us, and hath given himself for us an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweetsmelling savour. It is true that we walk in love. And, it is never more true than when we walk to the other side of this life. 2 Corinthians 5:8 We are confident, I say, and would prefer to be away from the body and at home with the Lord.

Christopher Paul Layfield

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Christopher Paul Layfield

Age 41, of Harrisville, WV passed July 07, 2014 at his residence.

He was born February 13, 1973 in Parkersburg, WV the son of the late Robert Paul Layfield and Marcia Elaine Richards Backus.

Chris was a member of St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, Harrisville.

He was a collector of swords.

He is survived by his grandmother who raised him, Mary Richards; one sister, Angela Backus of Harrisville; nephews, Trenton and Tegan; niece, Anniston; uncle, Ted Richards (Rosemary); cousins, Stacey Minigh (Paul), Ryan and Reagan; several aunts and uncles and his cat Baby.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his grandfathers, Russell Richards, and Shirley Layfield; and grandmother, Arizona Layfield.

Family graveside services will be held at 2:30 PM, Thursday, July 10, 2014 at Cairo Masonic Cemetery with Rev. John Frum officiating.

Friends may call at Raiguel Funeral Home, Harrisville Thursday from 1:00-2:00 PM.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the donor’s choice.

Betty L. Lantz Hall

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Betty L. Lantz Hall

Passed away July 06, 2014, at her residence in Bridgeport, WV.

Betty was born August 07, 1933, at her family home on Burton Run, Pennsboro, WV.

She was the last of 11 children born to Marsh and Della Lantz.

She was preceded in death by four brothers: Kenneth Lantz, Ralph “Bill” Lantz, James “Jim” Lantz, and Marsh Lantz and six sisters: Hattie Kaltenecker, Winnie Atkinson, Mary Meiler, Genevieve Smith, and twins Vaughn Virden and Vera Howard Rieser.

Betty is survived by husband Bob, two daughters: Cindy (Jerry), Kim (Mark); two granddaughters: April (Megan), Ashleigh (Fiancé Michael); and many wonderful nieces and nephews.

Betty graduated from Pennsboro High School in 1952. She began her career in music at G.C. Murphy’s in Parkersburg, WV, as manager of the music department. She also hosted shows on radio (WPAR) and television (WTAP).

After marrying Bob on June 02, 1956, in Parkersburg, WV, they lived in Clarksburg.

Once Cindy was born they moved to Bridgeport, then to Shinnston, and back to Bridgeport where Kim was born.

Betty was a member of Bridgeport United Methodist Church where she served as a Sunday School teacher.

She also worked from home as “Nana” to Amber Mellott and Jason Preston, thereby gaining two more families.

Betty and Bob were employed at Bridgeport Skateworld where Betty was a DJ and skating instructor. This allowed her to do two things she loved: playing music and roller skating.

She brightened many lives and will be sorely missed.

Memorial Service will be held at McCullough Funeral Home, Pennsboro on August 23, 2014, at 1:00 PM.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Mary Babb-Randolph Cancer Center, PO Box 9300, Morgantown, WV 26506-9300.

07.09.14

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2014 >>  WayBackWhen™: July 09

Today is Wednesday, July 09, the 190th day of 2014. There are 175 days left in the year.


Thought for Today:

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“Quotations (such as have point and lack triteness) from the great old authors are an act of filial reverence on the part of the quoter, and a blessing to a public grown superficial and external.“ — Louise Imogen Guiney, American poet and essayist (1861-1920).


Today’s Highlight in History:

On July 09, 1944, during World War II, American forces secured Saipan as the last Japanese defenses fell.


On this date:

In 1540, England’s King Henry VIII had his 6-month-old marriage to his fourth wife, Anne of Cleves, annulled.

In 1776, the Declaration of Independence was read aloud to Gen. George Washington’s troops in New York.

In 1816, Argentina declared independence from Spain.

In 1850, the 12th president of the United States, Zachary Taylor, died after serving only 16 months of his term. (He was succeeded by Millard Fillmore.)

In 1896, William Jennings Bryan delivered his famous “cross of gold” speech at the Democratic national convention in Chicago.

In 1918, 101 people were killed in a train collision in Nashville, Tennessee. The Distinguished Service Cross was established by an Act of Congress.

In 1938, Supreme Court Justice Benjamin Cardozo died in Port Chester, New York, at age 68.

In 1943, during World War II, the Allies launched Operation Husky, the invasion of Sicily.

In 1964, United Airlines Flight 823, a Vickers Viscount 745D, crashed in Tennessee during a flight from Philadelphia to Huntsville, Alabama, after a fire broke out on board; all 39 occupants were killed.

In 1974, former U.S. Chief Justice Earl Warren died in Washington at age 83.

In 1986, the Attorney General’s Commission on Pornography released the final draft of its report, which linked hard-core porn to sex crimes.

In 1992, Democrat Bill Clinton tapped Tennessee Sen. Al Gore to be his running mate. Former CBS News commentator Eric Sevareid died in Washington at age 79.


Ten years ago:

A Senate Intelligence Committee report concluded the CIA had provided unfounded assessments of the threat posed by Iraq that the Bush administration had relied on to justify going to war.

The International Court of Justice ruled that Israel’s planned security barrier in the West Bank violated international law (Israel disregarded the ruling and continued building the barrier).

Paul Klebnikov, the American editor of Forbes magazine’s Russian edition, was gunned down near his Moscow office.

Actress Isabel Sanford died in Los Angeles at age 86.


Five years ago:

The Group of Eight industrialized nations opened their summit in L’Aquila, Italy, to Group of Five developing countries Brazil, China, India, Mexico and South Africa, as well as Egypt.

The Dutch government turned over dozens of antiquities stolen from Iraq to Baghdad’s ambassador.

Byrd and Melanie Billings, a wealthy couple in Escambia County, Florida, were murdered during a home invasion robbery (seven men were later convicted for their roles in the killings; one was sentenced to death as the ringleader).

Michael Phelps broke the then-world record in the 100-meter butterfly at the U.S. national championships in Indianapolis, swimming the two-lap final in 50.22 seconds.


One year ago:

Egypt’s military-backed interim leader, Adly Mansour, named economist Hazem el-Beblawi as prime minister, ending days of political deadlock.

Francesco Schettino, the former captain of the luxury liner Costa Concordia, went on trial for the 2012 shipwreck off Giglio that claimed 32 lives.

A massive memorial service in Arizona honored 19 members of the Prescott-based Granite Mountain Hotshots who died when a wind-fueled, out-of-control fire overran them.

Defensemen Scott Niedermayer and Chris Chelios, along with forward Brendan Shanahan, were elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame; they were joined in the class of 2013 by Geraldine Heaney, the third woman to be enshrined in the hall, and the late Fred Shero, the coach who’d led the Philadelphia Flyers to the Stanley Cup in 1974 and ‘75.


Today’s Birthdays:

Actor-singer Ed Ames is 87

Former Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld is 82

Neurologist and author Oliver Sacks is 81

Actor James Hampton is 78

Actor Brian Dennehy is 76

Actor Richard Roundtree is 72

Author Dean Koontz is 69

Football Hall-of-Famer O.J. Simpson is 67

Actor Chris Cooper is 63

TV personality John Tesh is 62

Country singer David Ball is 61

Business executive/TV personality Kevin O’Leary (TV: “Shark Tank”) is 60

Rhythm-and-blues singer Debbie Sledge (Sister Sledge) is 60

Actor Jimmy Smits is 59

Actress Lisa Banes is 59

Actor Tom Hanks is 58

Singer Marc Almond is 57

Actress Kelly McGillis is 57

Rock singer Jim Kerr (Simple Minds) is 55

Actress-rock singer Courtney Love is 50

Rock musician Frank Bello (Anthrax) is 49

Actor David O’Hara is 49

Rock musician Xavier Muriel (Buckcherry) is 46

Actor Scott Grimes is 43

Actor Enrique Murciano is 41

Musician/producer Jack White is 39

Rock musician Dan Estrin (Hoobastank) is 38

Actor-director Fred Savage is 38

Country musician Pat Allingham is 36

Actress Megan Parlen is 34

Rhythm-and-blues singer Kiely Williams (3lw) is 28

Actor Mitchel (cq) Musso is 23

Actress Georgie Henley is 19

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Three Honored as Emeriti Faculty at GSC

Three Glenville State College professors were recognized recently as emeriti faculty; joining 32 other GSC professors who share the title. The honors were bestowed upon Dr. Kathy Butler, Dr. Sherry Jones, and Dr. Michael Smith at the 140th Commencement Ceremony on Saturday, May 10, 2014.

Emeritus status is an honorary title that may be awarded to a nominated faculty member or administrator for extended meritorious service. In addition to having made lasting and positive contributions to the college, the honoree must also have completed ten years of service at GSC, be distinguished in teaching and service, and have the recommendation of their respective departments’ faculty and the Faculty Senate.

A permanent plaque with the names of all emeriti faculty is displayed in Glenville State College’s Heflin Administration Building.

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Glenville State College’s newest emeriti faculty
Dr. Sherry Jones, Dr. Michael Smith, and Dr. Kathy Butler


Dr. Kathy Butler

Dr. Butler began teaching at Glenville State College in 1989, eventually becoming a tenured Professor of Education. She was serving as GSC’s Provost and Senior Vice President when she left in 2010 to fill the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs position at the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission in Charleston.

The announcement that she was being honored as a faculty emerita was a surprise to Butler. “I did not know that I was receiving the recognition until President Barr introduced the platform party members. The award of the prestigious Professor Emeritus designation is an honor that I will always cherish,“ she said.

Butler says that serving as an administrator at Glenville State College prepared her well for the work that she encountered as Vice Chancellor. She also believes that her time as a faculty member at GSC also provided an additional perspective that has served her well when advocating for faculty and the faculty perspective on issues. As she put it, “I don’t think there is any replacement for campus-based experience for a statewide administrator.“

Organizing and preparing for a review by the Higher Learning Commission in 2003 tops Butler’s list of memorable experiences at GSC. “It had been a tough time for GSC in the few years prior to that accreditation review but with the help of everyone at the college, we were able to receive a 10 year unconditional accreditation approval…unheard of at that time! I was able to work with many, many wonderful people to accomplish that feat and I was so proud to be a part of the Glenville family, a family that pulled together to accomplish the impossible,“ said Butler.

“I taught for 10 years as a GSC teacher education faculty member before stepping into administration. My greatest joys came from teaching students though. While at Glenville, I served in a lot of roles and I thoroughly enjoyed each one of them. There’s nothing I would change,“ said Butler. “I never dreamed that I would be the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs for the state of West Virginia! Not in my wildest dreams! But God has been so good to me and has opened so many doors that I feel privileged and blessed to have been able to serve in this capacity as well. Thank you to Glenville State for believing in me and giving me the opportunity to teach and learn from some great mentors!“ she added.


Dr. Sherry Jones

Dr. Jones, a 1975 GSC graduate, has been an instructor at Glenville State College for the past twenty-six years. “It has been an honor to teach at GSC. When I graduated from GSC, it never crossed my mind that I might one day become a professor. In fact, it was one of my GSC business professors, Ernie Smith, who called me when there was a job opening and asked if I would be interested in applying. At the time, I was teaching at Gilmer County High School and had recently finished my Master’s degree. GSC and Gilmer County are home to me, and the people I work with are like family. When you care about a place and its people, the personal investment keeps you interested and motivated to do the best job you can,“ said Jones.

She says that she will certainly miss her students and colleagues after retiring this summer. “Thankfully, I will continue teaching part-time under GSC’s post-retirement program, so I hope to continue contributing and giving back to the college,“ said Jones

In addition to being a graduate herself, Jones has a long list of family members who have attended, worked, and taught at GSC. Her great grandmother, Esta Shiflet, was a cook in the former Kanawha Hall in the 1920s, her grandmother, Irene Shiflet Langford, helped in the kitchen/dining hall in Kanawha Hall in the late 20s, her grandfather, Claude Woofter, worked in the maintenance department in the 50s and 60s, and her great uncle, Beryl Langford, was the college Registrar from 1962-1973.

Her uncle, Lyndall Jones, graduated from GSC in 1964 and returned to GSC’s 2014 graduation ceremony to participate as a 50 Year Graduate. Her aunt, Judy Woofter Jones, graduated from GSC in 1966.

Her mother, Betty Langford Woofter (‘52), brother, Kent Woofter (‘84), husband, David L. Jones (‘77), and aunt have all taught with their GSC degrees. Her nephew, Adam Jones, and a niece, Melissa Jones, are both recent GSC graduates and are currently teaching in West Virginia schools.

Jones’ two sons also graduated from GSC; Christopher Jones in 2000 and Cason Jones in 2003. Additionally, she and her husband have several cousins who graduated from GSC.

In her time here, Jones says that many of her best memories center on times of laughter with students and colleagues. “When we were just chatting and enjoying life and discussing the funny things that happen to us on life’s journey, those times stand out. And a note or a ‘thank you’ from a student or colleague would have to share a place at the top of the list of good memories. It really makes all the hard work worthwhile when you have a student who takes the time to let you know you have helped him or her in some way,“ said Jones.

Jones has served as Business Department Chair, was a Faculty Marshal, and was the recipient of the Curtis Elam Professor of Teaching Excellence Award in 2008 and was presented with the Faculty Award of Excellence in 2010.

She also worked with several on-campus committees and, most recently, had an article published in the California State University Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching Journal of Online Learning and Teaching (JOLT). The March 2013 issue of JOLT featured her research paper on the learning equity between online and traditional classroom mathematics courses.

In her retirement, Jones hopes to travel and spend time with her seven grandsons and the rest of her family.


Dr. Michael Smith

Dr. Smith has been a professor at Glenville State College in the Social Science Department for twenty years. He says that, for him, GSC has been both convenient and simply a good place to teach.

“GSC was convenient for me because my primary residence has been in Marietta, Ohio. There are not a lot of teaching positions for political scientists and the job here was close to Marietta, as these things go,“ said Smith. He also appreciates GSC’s strong commitment to teaching and its dedication to educating the sorts of students it has traditionally served.

Additionally, he says his department has consisted of dedicated teachers who were good colleagues who he respected and with whom he enjoyed working.

Smith says that he will miss teaching and interacting with students. Particularly, he adds, those he got to know more closely during his independent study courses where he was able to see them learn and grow more than in a standard class.

When thinking back on his years at GSC, he recalls several fond memories. “When I arrived in 1994 there was a lot of joking at the first department meeting I attended. There have been a lot of good times since then. That first impression was positive and welcoming and proved a good predictor of things to come.“

“We had a non-traditional student who participated in the Frasure-Singleton Legislative Internship Program. As a result of the connections she made there she was invited to attend the bill signing for the welfare reform bill in 1996, and ended up in the picture on the cover of Time magazine.“

“Also, I think of the graduation ceremony this year. A lot of students graduated who I particularly enjoyed having in class; some years there were only one or two. This was a bumper crop. For me it was going out on a high note.“

During his time at GSC, Smith served as the Social Science Department Chair, was the Faculty Senate president, and participated in various campus committees focused on curriculum, faculty development, internationalization, and assessment.

As he puts it, “Virtually all of this work involved group effort. What we accomplished, and I think that we accomplished a lot, involved the contributions of many faculty and staff.“

In his retirement Smith plans to travel, visit family and friends, and do some writing.

Lewis County Man Arrested, Caught with 84 Meth Labs

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An anonymous tip lead to possibly the largest amount of meth labs found in one location ever in the state Monday night.

Lewis County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Nicholas Grant Cutlip after discovering 84 meth labs in his Weston home, two of which were operating at the time.

A majority of the labs were beverage bottles re-purposed for the “Shake and Bake” method of manufacturing meth.

Cutlip has been charged with 21 counts of operating or attempting to operate a clandestine drug lab.

Because of the amount of meth labs discovered, the case will likely go to federal court.

Cutlip is being held in Central Regional Jail in lieu of $500,000 bail.

Weston: 4-H Participants Learning about Technology

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West Virginia University Extension Service’s 4-H program is helping educate youth about technology and science.

Officials say they are celebrating a $10,000 sponsorship from HughesNet on Tuesday at WVU Jackson’s Mill.

The funding provides increased science, technology, engineering and math related activities and curriculum during two weeks of 4-H Camps.

Campers are participating in hands-on activities in aerial robotics and engineering design.

Other activities include underwater robotics competitions and chemistry-related activities.

West Virginia Higher Education Agencies Name Senior Administrator

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West Virginia’s higher education system has a new senior administrator.

The West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission and the West Virginia Council for Community and Technical College Education said Matt Turner will be the agencies’ new executive vice chancellor for administration.

Turner will begin in that role August 01, 2014.

The West Virginia native currently serves as chief of staff at Marshall University.

He previously served as director of communications for then-Governor Joe Manchin.

Officials say that in the new role Turner will carry out policy directives for West Virginia’s four- and two-year public higher education institutions.

That includes facilitating intergovernmental relations and overseeing state-level student financial aid programs.

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