Local Food Co-Op Hires New Coordinator
The Mid-Ohio Valley Growers Association recently hired a part-time coordinator to help promote their cooperative local food brand, Mid-Ohio Valley Edibles (MOVE).
Terri Toothman, a Roane County native, began her work for MOVE in January and has been working to recruit more farmers as members and to encourage the existing members to increase production to meet the existing demand for local foods.
While Terri is a native to the region, she is not a farmer herself. However, she and her husband are involved in managing several small restaurants throughout the region. She comes to MOVE with an extensive understanding of customer needs and cost margins. Her efforts will help MOVE acquire smaller restaurant accounts and provide closer customer relations.
The Grower’s Association incorporated as a cooperative in May 2013 and in August began selling as a cooperative using an e-commerce site where growers can list their available produce individually, but the customer can purchase from the entire co-op in a single order. Last season, MOVE sold fruits and vegetables to local schools and restaurants with a total of 21 farmers involved - including several youth members involved through FFA and 4-H participation.
As MOVE Coordinator, Terri’s role is to assist farmers in listing their products on the online market each week during the growing season and to contact customers for feedback and to inform them of any unique products or large quantity of products. She will also assist at the main aggregation point in Spencer, WV and train other farmers in setting up similar aggregation points throughout the region. Interested farmers from the Mid-Ohio region of West Virginia are encouraged to contact Terri to learn more about local foods, MOVE membership, season extension and ways to get involved in the local food movement.
MOVE hopes to expand the number of farmers participating in the co-op by adding options for livestock (protein) producers, value-added products and other farm products through the on-line market. MOVE has also developed retail sales opportunities by setting up for credit and debit card sales, and continues to work to train, educate and connect local farmers to local food opportunities.
Information on membership and becoming a co-op customer are available at MOVE’s on-line market at movedibles.com. MOVE also has a Facebook page at facebook.com/MOVEdibles to keep members, customers, and other farmers engaged in educational opportunities, community events, and information sharing.
Toothman’s position is the result of a USDA Specialty Crop Block Grant administered by the West Virginia Department of Agriculture. Funding became available in late October 2013. With funding from the same program, MOVE has developed advertising pieces to promote local food consumption, production and sales. In addition, they have produced local food recipe cards, bumper stickers, yard signs, and farmers market banners for the region. For more information about the Association, MOVE membership, season extension or local food opportunities, please contact Toothman at
or call 304.927.0975.
Top 5 Issues for West Virginia 2014 Legislative Session
West Virginia concluded its 60-day legislative session Saturday. Here is a look at some highlights from the two months of lawmaking.
Chemical Spill Bill
Three days into the legislative session, Freedom Industries spilled chemicals into the water supply for 300,000 people.
A water-use ban lasted up to 10 days, and the issue consumed lawmakers for the next two months.
By adding inspections at many above-ground storage tanks, legislators say they’ve crafted a bill reforming a regulatory gray area that let the spill occur.
The bill includes new requirements for medical monitoring, early detection technology at water plants, protection plans against pollutants in drinking water supplies and new regulations for many storage tanks.
Lawmakers rewrote the bill multiple times, and considered more than 100 amendments in committees and floor action.
The West Virginia Senate approved House changes to the minimum wage bill, and the bill has been sent to the governor.
The bill would grant a $1.50 increase over two years, bumping the wage up 75 cents in each of those years.
The wage would increase from $7.25 to $8 in January 2015 and to $8.75 in January 2017.
The bill passed 20-14.
The West Virginia Legislature has voted to grant teachers a $1,000 across-the-board pay increase and 2% raises for service personnel.
The Senate approved House raise amounts Saturday and the bill now goes to the governor.
In his 2015 budget proposal, Governor Earl Ray Tomblin first suggested a 2% raise for teachers and personnel as a step to increase the state’s minimum salary for entry-level teachers to $43,000 by 2019.
A bill that would prohibit abortions later than 20 weeks after conception passed the West Virginia House late Saturday and will be sent to the governor.
The bill passed 85-15 with two delegates not voting. Speaker Tim Miley denied requests to speak on the bill, stating lawmakers had too many bills to get through before a midnight deadline.
West Virginia Governor Earl Ray Tomblin said he’s concerned that a bill to prohibit abortions after 20 weeks could be unconstitutional.
“Even the legislative attorneys and others have said that they feel that the bill is unconstitutional,“ he said Saturday.
Lawmakers started the session trying to make cold medicines used to make methamphetamine available by prescription only.
A less strict version of the proposal crumbled during session’s final hours.
The bill would have prohibited someone from buying more 24 grams of pseudoephedrine products, like Sudafed, each year.
Currently, West Virginians can get 48 grams a year. In the bill, counties could have also held referendums to make the drugs prescription-only locally.
The pharmaceutical industry waged a media and lobbying campaign against the prescription-only edict. House and Senate leaders could not manage to pass a compromised version before session ended at midnight, drawing a blank on the methamphetamine front for the session.
Low Tunnel Tool Available for Growers Interested in Season Extension
Gardeners and growers in five Central West Virginia counties now have free access to a tool that bends metal conduit for season extending low tunnels.
Free plans for affordable low and high tunnels, season extension information and Quick Hoops Low Tunnel Benders are now available through the West Virginia University Extension offices in Clay, Calhoun, Gilmer, Roane and Wirt counties thanks to funding made available through West Virginia Farm to School Community Development Group.
The Low Tunnel Benders available will bend ½ inch to 1 inch thick metal conduit pipe into 40” tall arches perfect for a row cover over 5 foot wide beds. With the low tunnel plans available, growers can build a sturdy, long-lasting low tunnel to extend their growing season from early spring into October, even possibly year round.
With low tunnels and other season extension methods like low tunnels, gardeners and growers can extend and stagger the harvest of most crops, improve quality, protect against many insects and increase garden yields. Most important, season extension can help spread the work load over a longer season, resulting in less stress and burnout in the summer heat, and more enjoyable farming in pleasant weather.
In addition, for a very low investment, growers can increase your garden yields and increase your garden revenue by meeting the demand for healthy, local foods. Growers can serve and sell to a wider variety of markets, like schools and early and late season farmer’s markets. Most growers who have incorporated season extension methods in their gardens are amazed at how much income they can make from these inexpensive structures and methods.
The Low Tunnel benders are available in the county offices for growers to use on site, at no charge. These benders typically cost around $60, and are often only needed once or twice. By having the benders available for public use in each county, the WV Farm to School Development Group hopes more growers will invest in season extension methods to provide local foods to local schools.
For more information on season extension methods; free plans for affordable high and low tunnels, or to make use of the Low Tunnel Benders available for free use, contact your local WVU Extension Service offices in Clay, Calhoun, Gilmer, Roane or Wirt counties.
You can also contact the Mid-Ohio Valley Farm to School Coordinator at 304.927.0975 or email
Doddridge County: State Investigates Spill from Well Near West Union
State regulators are investigating an oil spill from a private well near West Union.
Department of Environmental Protection spokesman Tom Aluise says between 800 and 1,000 gallons of crude oil spilled from the well into a tributary of Tom’s Fork Creek.
The DEP was notified about the spill on Thursday afternoon.
The DEP and Ryan Environmental planned to work throughout the weekend to contain the spill and remove the oil from the waterway.
Preliminary reports indicate that a pipe on the well might have frozen and then burst.
The spill occurred about 10 miles upstream from West Union.
That is where the nearest public water intake is located.
Aluise says officials do not believe there is any threat to public water.
WV Legislature Agree on Teacher Planning
The Senate and House came to an agreement in a conference committee to protect teacher planning periods in West Virginia.
The debate Saturday was centered on which types of meetings teachers should be required to attend.
The final bill states teachers cannot be required to use planning periods to attend parent-teacher conferences, individualized education program meetings or teacher evaluation conferences.
Teachers may participate in these types of meetings during planning periods at their discretion.
The bill will now go to the governor to be signed.
Arts Alive 2014 Kicks Off with Student Logo Design
The West Virginia Department of Education (WVDE) welcomed a student to its staff today as part of the annual Arts Alive celebration. Trey Westerfeld, a senior from Elkins High School in Randolph County, visited the WVDE to finalize the Arts Alive 2014 logo design.
Trey Westerfeld Arts Alive is the WVDE’s annual event to showcase dance, music, theatre and visual art. Hundreds of talented students earned the opportunity to perform during the yearly showcase. The work included in Arts Alive is selected from state arts conferences, festivals and exhibits throughout West Virginia, a competitive submission process, and/or by invitation.
Earlier this year, the Arts Alive planning committee sent out a call to all public high school artists to submit a design for the event. Westerfeld’s design was chosen from 25 submissions.
Arts Alive is scheduled to take place on Friday, April 04, 2014, at the Clay Center in Charleston. The lobby showcase will open at 6:15 PM with main stage events to begin at 7:00 PM. Admission is free and open to the public. Tickets will be available from the Clay Center box office. Please call 304.561.3570.
For the first time, West Virginia Public Broadcasting will be partnering with the WVDE to live stream Arts Alive. A guiding goal of Arts Alive 2014 has been to expand the accessibility of this event to those who are not able to make the trip to Charleston and to produce a professional, archival copy for educational purposes. The department is thrilled that many more people will get to join digitally to celebrate outstanding arts education programs and student achievements in West Virginia public schools. Stay tuned for more information about the live stream.
For more information about Arts Alive 2014, please visit wvde.state.wv.us/arts-alive/.
GRANTS AND FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES - 03.10.14
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics/General Mills
The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and the General Mills Foundations are asking schools and nonprofits to offer their proposals for innovative, science-backed healthy eating/exercise programs for students.
Maximum award: $20,000.
Eligibility: schools serving kids 2-18 working with a registered dietitian.
Deadline: March 14, 2014.
Wish You Well Foundation: Grants for Literacy
The Wish You Well Foundation’s mission is to foster and promote the development and expansion of new and existing literacy and educational programs.
Maximum award: $10,000.
Eligibility: 501(c)3 organizations.
Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes
The Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes honors outstanding young leaders who have focused on helping their communities and fellow beings and/or on protecting the health and sustainability of the environment.
Maximum award: $2,500.
Eligibility: youth 8-18.
Deadline: April 15, 2014.
Movie Review: ‘300: Rise of an Empire’ - Sequel Is No Fun at All
Gazing at actor Michael Fassbender’s fine tuxedoed self as he celebrated “12 Years a Slave’s” historic win at the Academy Awards earlier this week, it was hard to believe that seven years had gone by since we first met the dreamy Irish actor, when he played a brave Spartan soldier in the cult pulp classic “300.”
In that film, director Zack Snyder put his bombastic gifts to use in bringing ancient Greece, if not to life, then to some kind of mesmerizingly bizarro, synthetic version thereof. A super-stylized mashup of graphic novel narrative and video-game stagecraft, “300” was a huge hit, launching Fassbender into much finer things (including a longtime collaboration with director Steve McQueen) and star Gerard Butler into a Dante-esque limbo of forgettable rom-coms and middling action flicks.
“300: Rise of an Empire” isn’t a sequel to “300” as much as a parallel-quel, catching up with the Athenian-led Grecian forces at the same time that “300’s” King Leonidas and his Spartans are getting their toned tushies kicked at Thermopylae. While no big stars are likely to emerge from the speechifying and gruesome swordplay of this installment, the film does feature at least one genuinely memorable performance by Eva Green, here playing Persian naval genius Artemisia with such gothic bloodlust that the only things she’s missing are fangs and a coffin to sleep in. In “Rise of an Empire,” Artemisia has been sent by Persian god-king Xerxes (a blinged-out Rodrigo Santoro) to defeat Greece and avenge the death of Xerxes’s father, Darius, at the hands of the soldier Themistokles (Sullivan Stapleton). Suffice it to say, things don’t go exactly according to plan.
Based on a still-to-be-published graphic novel by Frank Miller, “Rise of an Empire” has been adapted by Israeli commercial director Noam Murro with alternately crude and canny fealty to Snyder’s hyperventilating original: A series of smashing, crashing seafaring set pieces interrupted by variations on Henry V’s Crispin’s Day speech (or maybe the “Gentlemen, to bed” gag from Steve Coogan’s “The Trip”), this chapter is a dull, monochromatic affair, its dingy gray palette barely enlivened by syrupy blood that spurts, squirts and gushes with metronomic regularity. When the film isn’t sloppily directed, it’s a series of lazy filmmaking tics, including fetishistic slow-motion shots of blood, water and sweat, as well as sundry dismemberments, impalings and decapitations.
It sounds like a blast, doesn’t it? But “Rise of an Empire” is no fun at all — even those famous six-pack abs from “300” seem to be missing a can or two in this desperate attempt to up an already dubious ante. Despite a visibly sincere effort, Stapleton is a non-starter as the brave Athenian trying to unite the city-states of Greece in defending their experiment in democracy. His supporting players are little more than an anonymous tableau of shirtless, grunting dude-itude.
Oddly, for a franchise founded on the bedrock of man flesh and macho posturing, it’s the women of “Rise of an Empire” who make the most impact: Lena Headey, as Spartan Queen Gorgo, makes serious, focused use of her lamentably limited time on screen, and Green rips into her ruthless anti-heroine with throaty gusto, not to mention an endless supply of beautifully draped leather and chain mail. (Who knew Persian barges boasted that much closet space?)
Despite its comic-book sensibilities, “Rise of an Empire” is anything but family-friendly. In addition to its steady stream of gloppy bloodletting, the film includes aggressive sexuality that borders on the perverse, including a ludicrous scene of carnal passion below decks, and a startling moment of intimacy between a key character and a disembodied head. How do you follow a scene like that? “Rise of an Empire” makes an attempt, but it only looks sillier the harder it tries.
R. Contains strong, sustained sequences of stylized bloody violence throughout, a sex scene, nudity and some strong language. 102 minutes.
G-Fin™: U.S.A.: Economic Brief – 03.07.14
U.S. International Trade in Goods and Services, January 2014
Total January exports of $192.5 billion and imports of $231.6 billion resulted in a goods and services deficit of $39.1 billion, up from $39.0 billion in December, revised.
January exports were $1.2 billion more than December exports of $191.3 billion.
January imports were $1.3 billion more than December imports of $230.3 billion.
Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 175,000 in February, and the unemployment rate was little changed at 6.7%.
Employment increased in professional and business services and in wholesale trade but declined in information.
Productivity and Costs
Productivity increased 1.8% in the nonfarm business sector in the fourth quarter of 2013; unit labor costs decreased 0.1% (seasonally adjusted annual rates).
In manufacturing, productivity increased 1.3% and unit labor costs decreased 0.1%.
Personal Income and Outlays, January 2014
Personal income increased $43.9 billion, or 0.3%, and disposable personal income (DPI) increased $45.2 billion, or 0.4%, in January.
Personal consumption expenditures (PCE) increased $48.1 billion, or 0.4%.
In December, personal income decreased $5.5 billion, or less than 0.1%, DPI decreased $9.7 billion, or 0.1%, and PCE increased $6.5 billion, or 0.1%, based on revised estimates.
Gilmer County FFA Chapter Selling Fruit Trees - Order by 03.14.14
Gilmer County FFA Chapter will be selling Fruit Trees.
All trees are $20. Order forms are available at the WVU Gilmer County Extension Office and Gilmer County High School.
Payment and order form is due by March 14, 2014 to Gilmer County FFA, 300 Pine Street, Glenville, WV 26351.
Question can be direct to Mr. Cox, Ag. Teacher, 304.462.7960.
FFA is selling ten different varieties of apple trees, three varieties of pear trees, one type of plum tree, and three varieties of peach trees.
All trees are dwarf varieties and will grow to 6-8 feet in height.
Trees come 3-4 feet tall, dormant and bare-root.
Once tree arrives all participants will be called and plants will need to be picked up within 3 days.
Do not miss out on this opportunity to add some fresh fruit to your future family meals.
Glenville: Live Bluegrass Music - 03.27.14
CGCC: Parent/Teacher Conference - 03.13.14 - Thursday
Legislative Update – by – Delegate Brent Boggs - House Majority Leader - 03.10.14
I’m writing from home this weekend, having arrived back a few hours ago after the completion of the regular 60 day session of the Legislature. This coming week, the budget conference committee begins its work. As Finance Chairman, I have selected to join me as budget conferees on behalf of the House: Finance Vice-Chair Reynolds, along with Delegates Perdue, Williams, Anderson, A. Evans and Canterbury. In addition to the budget bill, the Governor will need to amend his extended session call for the budget, due to the failure of several revenue bills that are needed to balance the remainder of FY 2014 and FY 2015.
One of these bills – HB 4333 – was previously passed by the House a couple weeks ago. It’s a very complex bill that deals with the revenue stream to a host of agencies, programs, and projects, including funding from excess video lottery and lottery that flows to every county and incorporated city and town in the State. The bill generated substantial controversy for panhandle delegates and senators as to reducing revenue going to the racing industry. When the bill passed the Senate late Saturday night, less than 10 minutes remained until the midnight deadline, providing no opportunity to review any changes made to the bill. Along with the contents of supplemental appropriations bills SB 344 and SB 345, these measures will certainly re-emerge in some form during budget week.
As of the midnight deadline, a total of 198 bills passed both houses and will go to the Governor for his action. This is only a few less bills than passed last session, but with the unavoidable delays due to the water crisis that affected the first several weeks of the session and a couple weather-related delays that shut government down briefly, the productivity was on par with previous sessions. Major bills that passed include the comprehensive water and tank regulation bill that has consumed much of the attention this session. Working its way through five major committees, the bill was adopted by the House and Senate on Saturday. As the session ended at midnight, it will take a few days for staff in the House and Senate Clerk’s offices to unwind the trail of paperwork, motions and roll call votes to ascertain what passed and what may have fallen victim to the midnight deadline. I’ll provide a full and complete overview in the next several columns.
Having previously served on the Finance Committee for nearly an decade and two years as Vice-Chair prior to becoming Majority Leader five sessions ago, the move up to chair the Finance Committee has required a great deal of time in renewing my most recent focus from administrative duties to fiscal policy; and, to the study and review of the complexities of the State budget and spending units. The professional staff of the Finance Committee is truly the backbone of the budget and fiscal process in the Legislature. Long before the session began, I’ve been working with them a portion of each week in preparation for the session so we could hit the ground running.
Additionally, many of you have visited the office and hopefully many more will do so in the future. All that call or visit are always impressed with the professionalism, courtesy and friendliness of our staff with which I’m privileged to work. My appreciation goes out to them for their dedication and strong work ethic – often working 18 hours or more a day during the peak of the session. These twelve men and women have my deep appreciation for all they do for me and the committee, constituents, the House and the entire State. Thanks to each and every one for a successful regular session and as we continue to complete the budget process and any other challenges the Governor places on a special call this week.
Please send your inquiries to the Capitol Office at: Building 1, Room 462-M, Charleston, WV 25305. Or, call the Finance Committee office at 304.340.3230; or Jennifer McPherson at 304.340.3942; or, fax to 304.340.3388. If you have an interest in any particular bill or issue, please let me know. For those with Internet access, my e-mail address is:
You may also obtain additional legislative information, including the copies of bills, conference reports, daily summaries, interim highlights, and leave me a message on the Legislature’s web site at www.legis.state.wv.us/. When leaving a message, please remember to include your phone number with your inquiry and any details you can provide. Additional information, including agency links and the state government phone directory, may be found at www.wv.gov. Also, you may follow me on Facebook at “Brent Boggs”, Twitter at “@DelBrentBoggs” , as well as the WV Legislature’s Facebook page at “West Virginia Legislature” or on Twitter at twitter.com/wvlegislature.
Continue to remember our troops - at home and abroad - and keep them and their families in your thoughts and prayers. Until next week – take care.
Delegate David Walker - 03.07.14
As the clock is winding down on the 2014 Regular Session of the 81st West Virginia Legislature, the number of bills completing legislative action or nearing completion is rapidly increasing. Lawmakers will continue to work hard up to the stroke of midnight this Saturday, March 8th, the hour on which session officially ends.
One bill I have a lot of hope for is nearing completion, Senate Bill 376, has been amended by the House and must now go to the Senate for approval of the changes the House of Delegates made to it before sending it to the Governor prior to it becoming law. The bill would require that a person working on a public construction job, where the total contract cost of all work to be performed by all contractors and subcontractors is $50,000 or more, must complete a 10 hour construction safety program designed by OSHA within 21 days of starting work. However, during the first year the bill is in effect, the training would need to be completed within 90 days of starting work.
The bill would require proof of the training to be kept in the employee’s file and retained for two years. The Commissioner of Labor would then be given the authority to issue cease and desist notices to persons working on public construction jobs without completing the OSHA training and assess civil penalties of $100 to $1,000 for violations of the training or records requirements. The bill would also create a misdemeanor offense for knowingly presenting false documentation of training completion to the Commissioner of Labor with punishment set at a $250 to $2,500 fine.
The bill explicitly exempts law-enforcement officers involved with traffic control or job site security; federal, state and municipal government employees and inspectors; and delivery personnel whose sole responsibility is to deliver materials to the work site.
Finally, the bill would require the Commissioner of Labor to create a report on accident and injury rates at public construction jobs for the two years prior to and after the effective date of the bill. The report would be due to the Joint Committee on Government and Finance by January 01, 2017.
Worker safety is of the utmost importance to me and many of my fellow colleagues. This bill has been worked and discussed for several years and I am happy to see this bill finally get approved by this House of Delegates. It was passed overwhelmingly by my House colleagues and I spoke in favor of this bill as a man who has worked many years in construction and understands deeply the importance of proper training for all involved.
Work continues on many other important measures including the water safety bill and the budget bill. After the final gavel of the 2014 Regular Session I hope to have a review of some of the major pieces of legislation discussed in the last days,
Feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns that you feel need addressed. You can reach me by calling 304.340.3135, by e-mailing “email@example.com” or writing to my office address: Room 210W, Building 1, State Capitol Complex Charleston, WV 25305.
Congressman McKinley: 03.07.14
It was a productive week:
• The House passed my Energy Efficiency Improvement Act (375 to 36);
• Two amendments I sponsored, were adopted to the Electricity Security and Affordability Act;
• I presided over the U.S. House of Representatives;
• Held numerous constituent meetings throughout the week; and
• Had a productive, one-hour discussion with Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) on the impact of excessive EPA regulations on coal miners and their families
• I sponsored the “social cost of carbon” amendment that was adopted to the Responsibly and Professionally Invigorating Development or RAPID Act
Relief from Skyrocketing Flood Insurance Premiums:
Earlier this week, the House overwhelmingly passed a bipartisan plan that will provide immediate relief to homeowners coping with dramatically increasing flood insurance rates.
For the past five months I have been meeting with homeowners, business owners, realtors and others and heard their stories of seeing their flood insurance rates skyrocket.
This proposal will not add to the debt and makes permanent reforms. Most importantly it will end extreme flood insurance rate increases and help communities like Wheeling, New Martinsville and Fairmont. I amhopeful this legislation will pass the Senate quickly and immediately give homeowners the relief they need.
The bill makes necessary changes to the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), including:
• Permanently repealing the move to full-risk rates when a home is sold;
• Refunding premiums for people who purchased a home between July 2012 and October 2013;
• Establishing an 18% per property annual rate increase limit;
• Protecting existing properties from premium increases when an area is remapped. FEMA is also responsible for notifying all parties involved when the remapping takes place;
McKinley Energy Efficiency Bill Passes the House:
The House passed an energy efficiency bill introduced by Peter Welch (D-VT) and myself with strong bipartisan support. The Energy Efficiency Improvement Act encourages tenants and building owners to coordinate and reduce energy use.
The bill also includes proposals regarding energy efficiency in federal data centers, federal building, and hot water heaters. With over 50 years in the construction industry, I understand what it takes to make our buildings more efficient. Improving energy efficiency is a common sense way to save energy, save money, and create jobs on which we can all agree.
Too often we focus on areas where we have differing views. But this is an area where Democrats and Republicans can work together. I urge the Senate and President Obama to take action on this common sense bipartisan issue.
Protecting Access to Affordable Energy:
In keeping with the theme of affordable energy, the House ended the week by voting to protect access to affordable electricity by providing an alternative to the EPA’s excessive regulations on power plants.
The House adopted two of my amendments to the bill designed to reign in EPA overregulation by adding stakeholders with whom the EPA should consult before submitting its report to Congress. Another amendment required the EPA to look at the domestic and global economic impact of rules or guidelines before making more changes.
Under this legislation passed this week, the EPA is required to submit a report to Congress regarding the impacts proposed regulations will have on the economy, our competitiveness, job loss and electricity rates. We need more accountability and transparency from the EPA on the impact these regulations will have on our nation.
Fairness for Families under Obamacare:
President Obama recently granted businesses another one-year delay of the employer mandate, but he did not give families the same help. Through no fault of their own, millions of people lost the health insurance they liked, no longer had access to their own doctors and were faced with much higher premiums.
This week, the House votedgive working families a reprieve from Internal Revenue Service (IRS) penalties of the Obamacare individual mandate. TheSimple Fairness Act ensures all Americans do not have to pay the Individual Mandate penalty.
The numerous problems with the Obamacare website left millions of people scrambling to enroll for health care in a short amount of time. The IRS should not punish those people unfairly.
This week, I met a number of constituent groups, including AIPAC, the American Academy of Neurology, and members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW). The VFW delegation included Hershel “Woody” Williams, who earned the Medal of Honor for his actions at the Battle of Iwo Jima.
If you are ever in the Washington D.C. office please drop in and say hello. If you want an appointment just give my office a call at 202.225.4172.
WV Governor: THE 2014 LEGISLATIVE SESSION
Two months ago, I delivered my fourth State of the State address. It was an opportunity for me to highlight our successes, recognize my fellow West Virginians, and share my proposals for this legislative session. The next day, however, would bring an unprecedented disaster-the Elk River Chemical spill.
Immediately following the spill, I directed my team to work with the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) to draft common sense legislation to help prevent this type of crisis from happening again. Tonight, in coordination with input from our citizens, the DEP, legislative leadership and our state legislature, we passed a bill with the best interest of all West Virginians in mind.
The bill will require all above ground storage tanks in zones of critical concern be registered with the DEP and be subjected to annual inspection by the DEP and independent engineers. In addition to developing a reasonable regulatory structure, the bill also requires the Bureau for Public Health to gather medical information to conduct long-term medical surveillance. It will also require West Virginia American Water to install an early monitoring system at its Elk River plant and require all water utilities have a written source water protection plan in place to prepare for emergency situations-specifically the discharge of a contaminant into the water supply.
West Virginia should always be prepared-whether it’s an emergency situation, major event, winter storm or predictable natural disaster. My State of Preparedness bill will allow the State to take the necessary steps to ensure the health and safety of West Virginians without declaring a State of Emergency, secure the resources needed to prepare for an emergency, and enter into agreements with the federal government and other states to ensure public safety.
Throughout my years in public service I’ve learned how incredibly important it is to be a good steward of the people’s money. For some time, we’ve known this year would bring tough financial choices for our state. We have committed to paying our bills on time so we do not impose financial burdens on future generations of West Virginians. We did not get here by accident-we got here with planning, patience and foresight.
While our budget is strained, I believe we must invest in our future-our children, our State employees and our State Troopers. It is important for us to honor the work of our educators by rewarding them for their tremendous efforts to educate our children and prepare them for success. It is equally as important we invest in our State employees who have increasingly been asked to do more with less and our State Police who work hard every day to serve and protect all West Virginians.
The Mountain State is also home to a number of military men and women. One of the challenges facing these families is the frequency with which they are required to relocate across state lines. That is why we made it a priority to ease the burdens faced by military spouses in obtaining a professional license when moving to West Virginia.
Sixty days ago, the 2014 Legislative Session began. I truly appreciate the hard work of our legislators. While we’ve encountered challenges along the way, together, we’ve passed several important pieces of legislation. I am thankful for their continued support and our shared vision to put West Virginia first.
Congressman Nick Rahall: Keeping Our Head Above Water
With my support, the House of Representatives recently passed the Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act, which provides relief from flood insurance rates that have skyrocketed to unaffordable levels.
Although the bill does not completely halt the rise in rates, as I have proposed, it does slow the increase and allow policy holders, including new homebuyers, to keep previously subsidized rates. It also restores grandfathered flood risk zones, which means that policy holders would continue paying lower rates even if their risk assessment has changed under revised flood maps.
In addition, the bill requires the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to increase community notification before updating any flood zone mapping. Notified communities would have 30 days to consult with FEMA and then additional opportunities to challenge FEMA assumptions, as well as to appeal subsequent flood hazard determinations.
The House and Senate must now reconcile their separate bills, and I will be pushing hard for maximum relief for all flood insurance policy holders. The Senate has passed a different bill that would delay premiums rate increases until FEMA completes a study to determine affordability for policy holders.
In the meantime, I continue to press FEMA to employ its current authorities to ensure fairness in insurance premiums and protect homeowners from unreasonable rate increases. I also am bringing our region’s concerns about mapping inaccuracies to the attention of FEMA officials, as well as urging them to establish an appeals process for communities in disagreement with FEMA’s flood maps.
All of this is necessary because of the Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2012. This legislation reauthorized the National Flood Insurance Program for five years and made revisions to the Program to ensure its long-term sustainability. It requires for the first time that the National Flood Insurance Program be actuarially sound, which means premium rates that are charged must be based on actual risk.
As a result of Biggert-Waters, flood insurance rates have increased to ridiculous levels for some homeowners. Because of the rate increases, not only have some properties become unaffordable for existing homeowners, but it also has become difficult or impossible for owners to sell their homes.
Knowing that rising premiums are placing a considerable financial burden on West Virginia homeowners, I introduced legislation to delay any increases in premium rates for flood insurance coverage until FEMA completes a comprehensive review and updates its flood insurance rate maps. The legislation also charges the Army Corps of Engineers with reviewing and certifying that these maps include all flood control projects completed by the Corps.
I also questioned FEMA officials as part of a hearing before my Transportation and Infrastructure Committee in the House of Representatives and wrote to the FEMA Administrator.
In my letter, I criticized the agency for moving ahead with premium rate increases before completing the study mandated by Congress on the affordability of full-risk, actuarial rates. As well, I was critical of existing flood maps, which, in many instances, do not adequately reflect federally funded projects that have removed properties from flood zones.
West Virginians should not be forced to hire surveyors out of their own pockets at considerable cost in order to dispute flood maps. We certainly should not have to pay higher premiums because of flawed maps.
Our State’s residents and businesses deserve to pay affordable premiums that are based on accurate maps. That is not too much to ask.
Open Enrollment Ends March 31 – Get Covered Now
Since October 01, 2013, more than four million Americans have signed up for health care coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace, which was established under the health reform law. In West Virginia, more than 87,000 residents have enrolled in the state’s newly expanded Medicaid program. As we near the last day to enroll, March 31, 2014, I want to remind all West Virginians about the benefits of getting health care coverage, and the new opportunities for coverage that the health care law provides.
During my 50 years in public service, one of the cornerstones of my work has been my efforts to expand health care coverage to cover more Americans. Put simply, health care is something everyone deserves – not just a privileged few. That’s the heart of the Affordable Care Act, and why I have always supported it.
Thanks to the health care law, many West Virginians are, for the first time in their lives, experiencing the benefits of regular check-ups and preventive care. Gone are the days of relying on expensive emergency room visits to see a doctor for simple treatments. Plans now must cover more preventive services, like cancer screenings, mammograms, and colonoscopies.
It’s so important to get covered before the open enrollment period ends on March 31, 2014, either through the Health Insurance Marketplace, or public programs like Medicaid or the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). If you don’t enroll before March 31, you will have to wait until October 2014 to enroll through the Marketplace again.
Since enrollment started, I’ve heard from so many West Virginians who’ve personally benefited from the law and the coverage they were able to get. No longer can you be turned away because of a pre-existing condition, like diabetes or asthma. Parents can finally rest at night without worrying how they will get their child the care they need. The peace of mind that having good health insurance provides is another reason to start your insurance application today.
I know the rollout of the health care law has been anything but perfect – but as the enrollment figures indicate, fixes have been made and more and more are able to enroll each day. There are many resources to help you enroll in coverage if you still haven’t signed up. And, there are trained professionals who can help you navigate your coverage options and enroll in a plan that works for you. You can find trained and certified people to help you at the West Virginia Insurance Commission Health Reform County Help, or by calling the main Marketplace number at (800) 318-2596.
My message to all West Virginians who are eligible for coverage during this open enrollment period – take action now. The time you spend enrolling in health care coverage will provide you, and your family, with the health insurance benefits you need to stay healthy, and financial protection if you have an accident or get sick. As the end of this enrollment period nears, I urge you to act. Health care coverage will make all the difference in your health, as well as the health of your loved ones, now and in the future.
Congresswoman Shelley Moore Capito – 03.07.14
As a member of the House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee, I’ve worked to make sure West Virginians have a safe network of roads across the state. One road project that remains unfinished is Route 35 in Mason and Putnam counties, which links Ohio and Interstate 64. This highway is incredibly busy with both tractor trailers and local traffic, but about 14 miles remains a two-lane road. Two lanes are not sufficient or safe for the amount of traffic on Route 35; we need four lanes. So while I’m pleased that we’ve made significant progress in the past few years in improving Route 35, we need to finish what we’ve started. That’s why I’m working for a robust highway bill—so we can ensure a safe ride for everyone who uses this important connector.
On Friday, I drove a stretch of Route 35 with truck driver Joe Stanley to experience what he and his fellow drivers go through daily. There’s no doubt that Route 35 needs to be finished. After the drive, I met with Putnam County commissioners to discuss what the project means for Putnam County’s residents and economy.
I met this week with Dr. Letitia Tierney, the commissioner of the West Virginia Bureau for Public Health, to discuss the Kanawha Valley chemical spill and water contamination. Among other topics, we discussed long-term medical monitoring and water testing in schools.
On Tuesday, I voted to pass a fix for skyrocketing flood insurance premiums for new homeowners. H.R. 3370, the Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act of 2014, passed the House of Representatives 306-91.
This bill would treat new homebuyers the same as previous owners, ensuring that new homebuyers won’t face skyrocketing premiums when buying new homes. It also would repeal the Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act’s rate increases for properties purchased after July 6, 2012, returning them to their 2012 rates and making the transition to new actuarial rates more affordable for homeowners.
I spoke on the House floor about the impact of new flood insurance premium rates on homeowners and shared the story of a constituent from St. Albans. Please click here to watch my floor speech.
I’m pleased to announce that Kaylee Icenhower of Ravenswood is the Second District’s winner of the 2014 Congressional Art Competition – An Artistic Discovery. Kaylee, a senior at Ravenswood High School, won for her submission, “Double Sided.”
The runners-up are:
• Cheney Hudson, a freshman at Ravenswood High School, for “Abandoned”
• Peyton Doling, a sophomore at Nitro High School, for “Family Moment”
• Hailey Miller, a junior at Ravenswood High School, for “Jim Carrey in Text”
In this annual competition, one winner is selected from each congressional district. Each first-place winner’s artwork will be displayed in the tunnel connecting the U.S. Capitol and the Cannon House Office Building.
It is a privilege to showcase the wonderful artistic talents of the Second District’s high school students. Art and creativity should be encouraged in our schools, and this annual competition gives students a chance to perfect their work for public display. I thank all of the students who entered and look forward to displaying Kaylee Icenhower’s work in Washington.
Bon Appétit: Chicken a la Pizza
Recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
2 (8 ounce) boneless, skinless chicken breasts
2 cloves garlic, peeled and crushed
4 small sprigs fresh rosemary, stemmed and roughly chopped
2 tablespoons sherry vinegar or white wine vinegar
2 tablespoons Mazola® Corn Oil
1/4 teaspoon salt
Freshly ground black pepper
1/2 red bell pepper, seeded and sliced
1/2 green bell pepper, seeded and sliced
1/2 yellow onion, thinly sliced
1 cup crushed tomatoes with oregano, basil, garlic
2 tablespoons capers
1/2 cup shredded reduced-fat mozzarella cheese
2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh parsley
Place 1 chicken breast between two pieces of plastic wrap on a cutting board.
Pound chicken with a flat meat mallet or rolling pin until the chicken is 1/2-inch thick.
Cut the pounded breast in half and repeat with the other piece of chicken.
You will end up with 4 pieces of chicken.
Place the chicken, garlic, rosemary, sherry vinegar, oil, salt and pepper in a large resealable bag.
Seal and place in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes and up to 4 hours.
Preheat grill pan or large skillet to medium hot.
Remove the chicken from the marinade and drain; discard any remaining marinade.
Cook the chicken for about 3 to 4 minutes on one side.
Mediterranean Topping Option: While the chicken cooks, grill the peppers and onions on the same grill pan or in a skillet sprayed with cooking spray for 2 to 3 minutes.
Flip the chicken and top each piece with an equal amount of crushed tomatoes, grilled peppers and onions, capers, cheese and parsley.
Cook for an additional 3 to 4 minutes until chicken is cooked through and cheese is starting to melt.
While the chicken cooks, grill the pineapple and onions on the same grill pan or in a skillet sprayed with cooking spray for 2 to 3 minutes.
Flip the chicken and top each piece with an equal amount of crushed tomatoes, grilled pineapple and onions, black olives, cheese and parsley.
Cook for an additional 3 to 4 minutes until chicken is cooked through and cheese is starting to melt.
While the chicken cooks, grill the jalapeno peppers on the same grill pan or in a skillet sprayed with cooking spray for 2 to 3 minutes.
Flip the chicken and top each piece with an equal amount of crushed tomatoes, grilled jalapeno peppers, scallions, cheese, cilantro and oregano.
Cook for an additional 3 to 4 minutes until chicken is cooked through and cheese is starting to melt.
Flashback: What Happened on March 10, ....
• 1835 - The Virginia General Assembly passed an act which incorporated The Virginia Slave Insurance Company in Charles Town, Jefferson County for the purpose of compensating slaveholders of runaway slaves. Subscription books were opened under the direction of the following: James Hite, John Yates, Braxton Davenport, William Butler, George Reynolds, Matthew Ranson, Edward Lucas, Sr., and George Bell.
• 1856 - The Virginia General Assembly passed an act incorporating the town of Glenville, Gilmer County.
• 1848 - The Virginia General Assembly passed an act establishing separate polling places on the Northwestern Turnpike Road in Ritchie County and in Wood County.
• 1851 - The Virginia General Assembly passed an act which incorporated the Salem and Harrisville Turnpike Company to construct a road from Harrisville in Ritchie County, to the headwaters of the south fork of Hughes River, to a point on the Northwestern Turnpike Road at or near Salem in Harrison County. Subscription books were opened in Harrisville, under the direction of the following commissioners: Thomas Stenchcomb, Jacob B. Blair, Ephraim Bee, William F. Randolph, Philip Cox, Jr., John Harris, and John L. Porter.
• 1852 - The Virginia General Assembly passed an act incorporating the town of Ravenswood, Jackson County.
• 1879 - The Fourteenth West Virginia Legislature adjourned.
• 1881 - The West Virginia Legislature passed an act forbidding the collection of tolls on the Kanawha River and abolishing the Kanawha Board. It was approved by the governor on March 11.
• 1881 - The West Virginia Legislature passed an act altering the boundaries of Charleston and amending its charter. It was approved by the governor on March 12.
• 1911 - Jesse Cook was executed by hanging at the West Virginia Penitentiary in Moundsville (Marshall County) for a murder committed in McDowell County.
• 1977 - FMC began negotiations with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) concerning charges of toxic spills.
• 1981 - United Mine Workers (UMWA) members marched in Washington, D. C. in protest of proposed changes in black lung eligibility requirements by the Reagan Administration.
• 1992 - Authorities captured Tommie Lee Mollohan near Isaban, Mingo County, the third and final escapee to be captured from the February 19 breakout from the West Virginia State Penitentiary in Moundsville, Marshall County.
• 1992 - UMW union members marched in Washington, D. C., and in Cedar Grove, Kanawha County, in support of the proposed legislation of Senator Jay Rockefeller to stabilize the UMW health and retirement funds.
Daily G-Eye™ : 03.10.14
Stop Sign intersection of North Entrance to GSC, Mineral Road,
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G-MM™: Meditation Moment - 03.10.14
‘Lord, when did we see you hungry?’
The underlying maxim for holiness in the first reading is that we need to love our neighbor as we love our self. The gospel makes it even plainer that holiness or virtue do not lie in negative action - that is, if we simply avoid doing wrong we shall be holy. For Jesus, the virtuous are those who have reached out beyond themselves. They are the ones who have extended their hands to the strangers, to those in need. Therefore, we ought to beware of seeing these readings as moral checklists. Rather they are calling us to move out to others who are in need of love, support and companionship. Jesus assures us that when we do the most insignificant good deed to the least of our brothers or sisters we do it to him.
Leviticus 19:1-2, 11-18. Your words, Lord, are spirit and life - Ps 18(19):8-10, 15. Matthew 25:31-46.
Margie Ellen “Midge” Hosey
Margie Ellen “Midge” Hosey
Age 76, of Grantsville, WV, went home to be with the Lord on March 07, 2014.
She was born in Core, WV, a daughter of the late John Robert Bean Sr. and Mary Christina Bean of Granville, WV.
She attended Victory Baptist Church.
She is survived by her husband, Richard W. Hosey and son Charles R. Hosey, both of Grantsville; her daughter Debra H. Williams and her husband Thomas A. Williams of Lake Mary FL; grandchildren, Brittany Polanco, Ernest Hosey, Mitchell Williams; brother David W. Bean of Granville, WV.
She is preceded in death, in addition to her parents, by brothers Charles William Bean, John Robert Bean Jr., and Leonard Edward Bean.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday March 12, 2014, 1:00 PM at Victory Baptist Church in Grantsville with Rev. Roger Carter officiating.
Burial will follow in the Betts Cemetery.
Friends may call at the Stump Funeral Home in Grantsville Tuesday March 11, 2014 from 6:00-9:00 PM and from 12:00-1:00 PM at Victory Baptist Church prior to the services Wednesday.
Elsbeth “Betty” Tomaschko
Elsbeth “Betty” Tomaschko
Age 85, of 230 Cottage Avenue Weston, WV passed on Friday, March 07, 2014 in Crestview Manor Nursing Home of Jane Lew following an extended illness.
She was born in Weston, WV on April 20, 1928: daughter of the late Henry Tomaschko and Marie (Fisher) Tomaschko.
Betty is survived by one nephew: Roland Meffert of Hurricane, WV, one neice: Rosemarie Faris of Bradon, FL and 32 great and great-great nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, Betty was preceded in death by one sister: Evelyn Meffert.
Mrs. Tomaschko was retired from the West Virginia Glass Specialty Company of Weston with 35 years of service. She worked in the finishing and decorating departments.
She was a member of St Patrick Catholic Church of Weston.
Betty sewed her own clothes for many years and she loved to sit on her porch and visit with her neighbors.
Family and friends will be received at the Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home 730 N. Main Avenue Weston on Tuesday, March 11, 2014 from 6-8 PM.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be recited on Wednesday at 10:00 AM from St Patrick Church of Weston with Reverend J. Stephen Vallelonga as celebrant.
Interment will follow services in the Weston Masonic Cemetery.
Rosary will be recited on Tuesday evening at 7 PM from the funeral home chapel.
In lieu of flowers donation may be made to the St Patrick School Center Avenue Weston, WV 26452
Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home of Weston is honored to serve the family of Elsbeth “Betty” Tomaschko.
2014 > WayBackWhen™: March 10
Today is Monday, March 10, the 69th day of 2014. There are 296 days left in the year.
Thought for Today:
“Show me a man who claims he is objective and I’ll show you a man with illusions.“ — Henry R. Luce, American magazine publisher (1898-1967).
Today’s Highlights in History:
On March 10, 1864, President Abraham Lincoln signed an order assigning Ulysses S. Grant, who had just received his commission as lieutenant-general, to the command of the Armies of the United States (Grant assumed his new command two days later, relieving General-in-Chief Henry Halleck). The song “Beautiful Dreamer” by the late Stephen Foster was copyrighted by Wm. A. Pond & Co. of New York.
On this date:
In 1785, Thomas Jefferson was appointed America’s minister to France, succeeding Benjamin Franklin.
In 1814, the two-day Battle of Laon in France ended with a Prussian-led victory over the forces of Napoleon I.
In 1876, Alexander Graham Bell’s assistant, Thomas Watson, heard Bell say over his experimental telephone: “Mr. Watson — come here — I want to see you.“
In 1880, the Salvation Army arrived in the United States from England.
In 1914, the Rokeby Venus, a 17th century painting by Diego Velazquez on display at the National Gallery in London, was slashed multiple times by Mary Richardson, who was protesting the arrest of fellow suffragist Emmeline Pankhurst. (The painting was repaired.)
In 1933, a magnitude 6.4 earthquake centered off Long Beach, Calif., resulted in 120 deaths.
In 1949, Nazi wartime broadcaster Mildred E. Gillars, also known as “Axis Sally,“ was convicted in Washington, D.C., of treason. (She served 12 years in prison.)
In 1959, the Tennessee Williams play “Sweet Bird of Youth,“ starring Paul Newman and Geraldine Page, opened at Broadway’s Martin Beck Theatre.
In 1969, James Earl Ray pleaded guilty in Memphis, Tenn., to assassinating civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. (Ray later repudiated that plea, maintaining his innocence until his death.)
In 1973, the Pink Floyd album “The Dark Side of the Moon” was first released in the U.S. by Capitol Records (the British release came nearly two weeks later).
In 1985, Konstantin U. Chernenko, who was the Soviet Union’s leader for just 13 months, died at age 73.
In 1993, Dr. David Gunn was shot to death outside a Pensacola, Fla., abortion clinic. (Shooter Michael Griffin is serving a life sentence.)
Ten years ago:
Teenage sniper Lee Boyd Malvo was sentenced in Chesapeake, Va., to life in prison for his role in the Oct. 2002 killing rampage in the Washington, D.C., area that left 10 people dead. (Malvo, 19, was sentenced a day after sniper mastermind John Allen Muhammad was given the death penalty.)
Five years ago:
In his first major speech on education, President Barack Obama called for tying teachers’ pay to student performance and expanding innovative charter schools.
A gunman, 28-year-old Michael McLendon, killed 10 people, including his mother, four other relatives and the wife and child of a local sheriff’s deputy across two rural Alabama counties before committing suicide.
One year ago:
The president of Afghanistan, Hamid Karzai, accused the Taliban and the U.S. of working in concert to convince Afghans that violence would worsen if most foreign troops left — an allegation the top American commander in Afghanistan, Gen. Joseph Dunford, rejected as “categorically false.“
Talk show host Ralph Emery is 81
Bluegrass/country singer-musician Norman Blake is 76
Actor Chuck Norris is 74
Playwright David Rabe is 74
Singer Dean Torrence (Jan and Dean) is 74
Actor Richard Gant is 70
Actress Katharine Houghton is 69
Rock musician Tom Scholz (Boston) is 67
Former Canadian Prime Minister Kim Campbell is 67
Actress Aloma Wright is 64
Blues musician Ronnie Earl (Ronnie Earl and the Broadcasters) is 61
Producer-director-writer Paul Haggis is 61
Alt-country/rock musician Gary Louris is 59
Actress Shannon Tweed is 57
Pop/jazz singer Jeanie Bryson is 56
Actress Sharon Stone is 56
Rock musician Gail Greenwood is 54
Magician Lance Burton is 54
Movie producer Scott Gardenhour (Film: “Pearl Harbor”) is 53
Actress Jasmine Guy is 52
Rock musician Jeff Ament (Pearl Jam) is 51
Music producer Rick Rubin is 51
Actor Stephen Mailer is 48
Actor Philip Anthony-Rodriguez is 46
Actress Paget Brewster is 45
Actor Jon Hamm is 43
Country singer Daryle Singletary is 43
Rapper-producer Timbaland is 42
Actor Cristian (kris-tee-AHN’) de la Fuente is 40
Rock musician Jerry Horton (Papa Roach) is 39
Actor Jeff Branson is 37
Singer Robin Thicke is 37
Actress Bree Turner is 37
Olympic gold medal gymnast Shannon Miller is 37
Contemporary Christian singer Michael Barnes (Red) is 35
Actor Edi Gathegi is 35
Rock musician Matt Asti (MGMT) is 34
Country singer Carrie Underwood is 31
Actress Olivia Wilde is 30
Rhythm-and-blues singer Emeli Sande (EH’-mihl-ee SAN’-day) is 27
Country singer Rachel Reinert is 25
Actress Emily Osment is 22
Lady Pioneers Beat Charleston 74-50; Win MEC Tournament Championship
Glenville State 74, Charleston 50
Glenville State Postgame Press Conference (MP3) | Charleston Postgame Press Conference (MP3)
Glenville State captured the first Mountain East Conference Women’s Basketball Tournament title with a 74-50 win over Charleston on Saturday afternoon at the Charleston Civic Center.
The Pioneers (27-3) were led by MEC Tournament Most Valuable Player Kenyona Simmons who finished with 16 points. Ginny Mills added 12 points, Kenyell Goodson had 11 points and nine rebounds, and Tasia Bistow had 10 points and four assists. Mills, Goodson and Bistow were all named to the all-tournament team as well.
Charleston (21-7) was led by 17 points from LeAnne Ross. Chyress Lockhart contributed 13 points in the losing effort.
GSC used its defensive pressure to harass Charleston all afternoon. The Pioneers allowed UC to hit just 39% from the field, and forced 18 turnovers in the game and committed just two of its own.
Both teams will vie for a spot in the NCAA Tournament that will be announced online at 10 PM.
2014 Mountain East Conference
Liz Flowers (West Liberty)
Lexy Carson (WV State)
Chyress Lockhart (Charleston)
LeAnne Ross (Charleston)
Tasia Bistow (Glenville State)
Kenyona Simmons (Glenville State)
Kenyell Goodson (Glenville State)
Ginny Mills (Glenville State)
MVP – Kenyona Simmons (Glenville State)
2014 MEC Tournament Sportsmanship Award: Nichole Perry (Charleston)
2014 MEC Tournament Commissioner’s Heart & Hustle Award: Jessica Parsons (Glenville State)
2015 MEC Tournament Highest Scoring Average: Lexy Carson (West Virginia State), 25 ppg
University of Charleston vs Glenville State
03.09.2014 1:00 PM at Charleston, WV - Charleston Civic Center
VISITORS: University of Charleston 21-8
TOT-FG 3-PT REBOUNDS
## Player Name FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA OF DE TOT PF TP A TO BLK S MIN
03 Chyress Lockhart…. * 6-16 1-6 0-3 2 1 3 0 13 2 5 0 0 35
11 Nichole Perry….... * 0-4 0-3 0-0 1 1 2 4 0 1 1 0 0 27
21 Tianni Kelly…..... * 4-6 0-0 0-1 0 5 5 3 8 2 5 1 0 33
22 LeAnne Ross…...... * 6-13 3-6 2-3 1 3 4 1 17 0 0 0 0 38
35 Monet Saunders…... * 0-0 0-0 0-0 1 2 3 1 0 0 1 0 0 9
02 Olivia Nicholas….. 0-3 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 3
05 Kiara Johnson….... 0-3 0-0 1-2 5 4 9 2 1 0 2 1 0 17
12 Kayla Dozier…..... 0-1 0-1 2-2 0 1 1 1 2 2 1 0 3 8
13 Shannon Zasloff….. 1-2 0-1 0-0 1 1 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 2
14 Erica Comer…...... 0-0 0-0 0-1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
15 DeJanique Reddix…. 2-2 1-1 0-0 0 1 1 2 5 1 2 0 0 10
24 Kali Cuttaia…..... 1-1 0-0 0-0 0 2 2 2 2 1 0 1 0 14
42 Darian Apperson….. 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
TEAM…............. 1 1 2 1
Totals…........... 20-52 5-19 5-12 13 22 35 19 50 9 18 3 3 200
TOTAL FG% 1st Half: 7-20 35.0% 2nd Half: 13-32 40.6% Game: 38.5% DEADB
3-Pt. FG% 1st Half: 3-10 30.0% 2nd Half: 2-9 22.2% Game: 26.3% REBS
F Throw % 1st Half: 3-8 37.5% 2nd Half: 2-4 50.0% Game: 41.7% 2
HOME TEAM: Glenville State 28-3
TOT-FG 3-PT REBOUNDS
## Player Name FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA OF DE TOT PF TP A TO BLK S MIN
01 Tasia Bristow….... * 5-15 0-4 0-0 1 0 1 3 10 4 2 0 1 35
10 Kenyell Goodson….. * 3-10 3-9 2-2 3 6 9 1 11 1 0 0 0 33
32 Ginny Mills…...... * 3-11 1-7 5-6 4 1 5 2 12 3 0 0 2 33
35 Kenyona Simmons….. * 7-10 0-0 2-5 1 2 3 1 16 0 0 0 4 29
44 Aesha Peters…..... * 1-2 0-0 0-0 3 9 12 2 2 0 0 2 2 28
02 Paige Tuttle…..... 0-0 0-0 1-2 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1
04 Keyanna Tate…..... 1-2 0-0 0-0 0 2 2 1 2 0 0 0 0 10
12 Ashleigh Fossett…. 1-3 0-2 4-4 0 0 0 0 6 2 1 0 0 6
13 Chanice Lee…...... 0-0 0-0 2-4 0 1 1 0 2 0 1 0 0 2
20 Briauna Nix…...... 2-4 0-0 2-2 3 2 5 3 6 0 1 0 0 11
21 Tiffani Huffman….. 2-2 1-1 0-0 0 0 0 0 5 2 0 0 0 5
24 Madison Martin…... 0-0 0-0 1-2 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 6
30 Hannah Stout…..... 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Totals…........... 25-59 5-23 19-27 15 24 39 15 74 12 5 2 9 200
TOTAL FG% 1st Half: 11-28 39.3% 2nd Half: 14-31 45.2% Game: 42.4% DEADB
3-Pt. FG% 1st Half: 2-11 18.2% 2nd Half: 3-12 25.0% Game: 21.7% REBS
F Throw % 1st Half: 4-6 66.7% 2nd Half: 15-21 71.4% Game: 70.4% 5
Officials: Howell, Derico, Balser
Technical fouls: University of Charleston-None. Glenville State-None.
Score by Periods 1st 2nd Total
University of Charleston…... 20 30 - 50
Glenville State…............ 28 46 - 74
Mountain East Conference Women’s Basketball Tournament Championship Game
‘Country Roads’ Gets West Virginia Recognition
John Denver’s “Take Me Home, Country Roads” is now an official state song in West Virginia.
Forty-three years after it first hit the airwaves with the words “Almost Heaven, West Virginia,“ the Legislature approved a resolution Friday designating it as one of four state songs.
“Take Me Home, Country Roads” has resonated with residents for decades.
It is played after every West Virginia University basketball and football game.
Denver sang it in person at the dedication of Mountaineer Field in Morgantown in 1980.
The state song effort was started two years ago by the widow of “Gilligan’s Island” actor Bob Denver, who is no relation.
Dreama Denver is a Bluefield native.
She says she got the idea after playing the song on her morning radio show in Princeton.
WV Senate Approves Regulations for Deer Farming
The West Virginia Senate has approved measures to promote and regulate deer farming.
Under the bill approved Saturday, the Department of Agriculture would regulate deer raised for meat and for breeding purposes.
The Division of Natural Resources would regulate fencing and pen sizes.
Senator Daniel Hall said deer are already being farmed in West Virginia under the oversight of Natural Resources, which opposes using deer as an agricultural product.
Hall said promoting deer farming allows landowners in the mountainous southern regions to have an agricultural product suited to local landscape.
Senate changes to include white tail deer and elk as non-meat resources must be approved by the House.
Senator Ronald Miller expects the bill to go into conference Saturday evening.
Deadline Approaching for WV Farm Lease Program
A deadline is creeping up for growers interested in leasing prime farmland on West Virginia Department of Agriculture property at the Lakin State Farm in Mason County.
Forty acres are available this year to individuals, groups and co-ops for commercial vegetable and small fruit production.
Agriculture Commission Walt Helmick says there’s no cost to apply, but applicants must include a business plan.
The deadline for applying is March 14, 2014.
For more information, contact Agriculture Department employees Dwayne O’Dell, Bob Tabb or Jarrod Dean at 304.558.2210.
Recalls - 03.07.14
Design Ideas is recalling Design Ideas and Neatlife Rubber Ducky Magnets, and Design Ideas Blowfish and Splat Magnets sold nationwide from March 2007 to February 2014.
The small magnets can easily detach from the product.
If swallowed, magnets can link together inside a child’s intestines and clamp onto body tissues, causing intestinal obstructions, perforations, sepsis and death.
This recall involves miniature office and refrigerator magnets sold in the shape of a duck, blowfish and a splat.
Model number 3205121 duck), 993205114 duck), 3205122 blowfish.or 3205078 splat.is printed on the bottom of the packaging.
“Magnets” and the Design Ideas’ logo are printed on the front of the package.
Consumers should contact Design Ideas at 800.426.6394 from 8 AM to 5 PM CT Monday through Friday or online at and www.designideas.net for a refund.
DISC BRAKE CALIPERS
Tektro USA and TRP are recalling Spyre and Spyre SLC dual-piston mechanical disc brake calipers sold nationwide from April 2013 to December 2013.
The brake cable actuator arm can over-rotate, dislocating parts, causing the brake calipers to fail.
This recall includes Spyre and Spyre SLC dual-piston mechanical disc brake calipers sold as original and aftermarket equipment in 2013.
Spyre calipers have a black anodized caliper body and a silver actuator arm with “Spyre” on it.
Spyre SLC calipers have a polished aluminum caliper body and a black composite actuator arm with “Spyre SLC” on it.
Consumers should return the calipers to the original place of purchase or contact Tektro USA/TRP at 877.807.4162 from 8 AM to 4 PM MT Monday through Friday or online at www.tektro-usa.com or www.trpbrakes.com for a free replacement with an improved version.
Canon is recalling Canon PowerShot SX50 HS Digital Cameras sold nationwide from October 2013 to January 2014.
A chemical used in the rubber part of the viewfinders on the camera can cause skin or eye irritation or an allergic reaction.
The PowerShot SX50 HS is a black compact digital camera.
The words “PowerShot SX50 HS” are printed on the top of the camera.
The affected cameras have serial numbers beginning with “69”, “70” or “71” and have “1” as the sixth digit of the serial number.
The serial number is on the side or bottom of the camera housing.
Consumers should contact Canon at 855.226.3277 between 10 AM and 10 PM ET Monday through Friday or online at www.usa.canon.com to arrange a free repair.
Packaging Tape Inc. is recalling Air movers/blowers sold nationwide from February 2008 to December 2010.
The air mover/blower’s thermal switch can fail and cause the motor to overheat, posing a fire hazard.
This recall involves air movers/blowers that are used to dry floors in commercial and residential buildings.
Models OPS-2500-CF and OPS-2500-CFR are black and model OPS-2200Y-CF is yellow.
The model number is available on the sales invoice.
User should contact Packaging Tape at 855.800.1091 from 8 AM to 5 PM ET Monday through Friday or online at www.CleanFreak.com to receive a full refund.
Twin-Star is recalling Duraflame electric space heaters sold nationwide from August 2013 to January 2014.
The heater can overheat and cause the units to melt, catch fire and ignite nearby items, posing a fire and burn hazard.
This recall involves Duraflame-branded electric space heaters, model DSF-220, sold in three colors, black, red and white.
The model number can be found on a white label located on the heater’s back panel.
Customers should contact Twin-Star at 855.884.9651 from 9 AM to 6 PM ET Monday through Friday or online at www.twinstarhome.com for a full refund.
Hitachi Koki is recalling Grass trimmers sold nationwide from March 2010 to November 2013.
The grass trimmers can overheat, posing fire and burn hazards.
This recall involves twelve models of Hitachi Koki and Tanaka-brand hand-held grass trimmers.
Consumers should contact Hitachi Koki U.S.A. at 855.880.6638 from 8 AM to 8 PM ET Monday through Friday, or online at www.hitachipowertools.com for instructions on how to return the product for a free repair.
WV House Gives Counties Power in Meth Fight
The West Virginia House of Delegate has passed legislation to allow county commissions to make drugs used to cook meth available by prescription only and to limit the amount of cold medicines that can be purchased each year.
The bill allows people to purchase 24 grams of pseudoephedrine annually, half the current limit.
In addition, the bill would now allow pharmacists to refuse to sell Sudafed and similar drugs to people who are not regular customers at the pharmacy.
Delegate John Shott said this measure is meant to prevent people from purchasing cold medicines for meth cooks.
The Senate has been asked to agree with House changes to the bill.
Lady Pioneers Beat WV State 103-75 as they Advance into MEC Tournament Championship
The Glenville State Lady Pioneers advance into the MEC Conference Tournament Championship game as they defeated the West Virginia State Yellow Jackets on Saturday afternoon by a final of 103-75.
The Lady Pioneers would get off to a nice start early in the first half of play as GSC built an 8-3 lead with 18:15 to play till halftime.
The Lady Pioneers would continue their great play and go on a 17-0 run at the 15:20 minute mark as they built a 28-9 lead.
The Yellow Jackets would finally end GSC’s run at the 10:37 minute mark, as the Lady Pioneers held a 28-11 lead.
GSC would then go on another huge run, 13 to 0, at the 10:06 minute mark as they took a 39-13 lead.
The Lady Pioneers would head into halftime with a 20 point lead over West Virginia State, 52-32.
In the second half of play it was all GSC as they continued to out play West Virginia State as they cruised to an easy victory, 103-75.
GSC scored 26 points off of 19 turnovers.
With the Lady Pioneers scoring over 100 points in the game it’s the 18th time this season that they have scored 100 points or more.
Kenyell Goodson led the Lady Pioneers as she scored 22 points and pulled down 8 rebounds. Keyanna Tate scored 14 points and had 5 steals in the win.
Also for GSC Tasia Bristow scored 13 points and handed out 4 assists while Tiffani Huffman and Kenyona Simmons both finished with 11 points each. Ashleigh Fossett chipped in with 10 points and 5 assists.
Aesha Peters grabbed 8 rebounds and finished with a game high 5 blocks.
West Virginia State was led by MEC Conference Player of the Year Lexy Carson as she scored a game high 26 points.
The Lady Pioneers return to action Sunday, March 09, 2014 as they take on the University of Charleston for the MEC Conference Tournament Championship. Tip-off is set for 1:00 PM.
West Virginia State University vs. Glenville State
03.08.2014 2:15 PM at Charleston, WV - Charleston Civic Center
VISITORS: West Virginia State University 19-11
TOT-FG 3-PT REBOUNDS
## Player Name FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA OF DE TOT PF TP A TO BLK S MIN
11 Jordan Brock…..... * 5-12 0-1 1-4 0 4 4 4 11 0 2 1 0 23
20 Lexy Carson…...... * 9-19 3-4 5-8 4 2 6 1 26 4 3 0 1 38
23 India Taste…...... * 1-7 0-2 4-7 0 2 2 4 6 1 5 1 1 33
24 Shealyn Shafer…... * 6-9 0-2 4-5 5 8 13 3 16 3 2 1 2 29
34 Asia Greenleaf…... * 1-5 0-0 2-3 3 8 11 2 4 2 6 3 1 33
00 Rachel Ward…...... 2-6 2-4 1-3 1 3 4 0 7 1 0 0 1 22
10 Amiea Summers….... 1-6 0-0 0-0 3 1 4 3 2 0 1 0 0 19
12 Chrissy Farmer…... 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0+
32 Janelle Williams…. 1-1 0-0 1-1 0 1 1 0 3 0 0 0 0 3
TEAM…............. 1 3 4
Totals…........... 26-65 5-13 18-31 17 32 49 17 75 11 19 6 6 200
TOTAL FG% 1st Half: 11-29 37.9% 2nd Half: 15-36 41.7% Game: 40.0% DEADB
3-Pt. FG% 1st Half: 2-4 50.0% 2nd Half: 3-9 33.3% Game: 38.5% REBS
F Throw % 1st Half: 8-13 61.5% 2nd Half: 10-18 55.6% Game: 58.1% 5
HOME TEAM: Glenville State 27-3
TOT-FG 3-PT REBOUNDS
## Player Name FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA OF DE TOT PF TP A TO BLK S MIN
01 Tasia Bistow…..... * 4-16 0-1 5-6 2 0 2 0 13 4 1 0 1 22
04 Keyanna Tate…..... * 5-8 0-0 4-4 4 2 6 4 14 2 0 1 5 14
10 Kenyell Goodson….. * 7-15 6-13 2-2 2 6 8 1 22 1 0 0 2 20
20 Briauna Nix…...... * 1-2 0-0 5-7 4 1 5 5 7 2 1 1 0 13
32 Ginny Mills…...... * 0-4 0-3 0-0 2 2 4 1 0 2 0 0 1 18
02 Paige Tuttle…..... 1-3 1-2 0-0 0 1 1 2 3 1 0 0 0 15
05 Jessica Parsons….. 0-2 0-0 0-0 1 1 2 2 0 2 2 0 0 5
12 Ashleigh Fossett…. 4-7 2-3 0-2 0 3 3 1 10 5 1 0 0 17
13 Chanice Lee…...... 1-2 1-2 0-0 0 1 1 1 3 0 0 0 0 9
21 Tiffani Huffman….. 4-8 3-5 0-0 0 0 0 1 11 1 1 0 0 17
24 Madison Martin…... 3-8 3-7 0-0 0 3 3 2 9 0 2 0 1 13
30 Hannah Stout…..... 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
35 Kenyona Simmons….. 4-10 0-0 3-4 2 4 6 3 11 2 0 0 1 17
44 Aesha Peters…..... 0-1 0-0 0-0 4 4 8 3 0 0 1 5 0 18
TEAM…............. 1 2 3
Totals…........... 34-86 16-36 19-25 22 30 52 26 103 22 9 7 11 200
TOTAL FG% 1st Half: 18-48 37.5% 2nd Half: 16-38 42.1% Game: 39.5% DEADB
3-Pt. FG% 1st Half: 8-25 32.0% 2nd Half: 8-11 72.7% Game: 44.4% REBS
F Throw % 1st Half: 8-10 80.0% 2nd Half: 11-15 73.3% Game: 76.0% 4
Officials: Wilkinson, Morrow, Leap
Technical fouls: West Virginia State University-None. Glenville State-None.
Score by Periods 1st 2nd Total
West Virginia State University 32 43 - 75
Glenville State…............ 52 51 - 103
Mountain East Conference Women’s Basketball Tournament Semifinal Game #2
Pioneers Fall in MEC Tournament Semifinals 65-77
The Glenville State Pioneers fell to the University of Charleston by a final score, 76-65.
GSC would get off to an early start as they built a 7-2 lead at the 17:29 minute mark of the first half. However Charleston would come right back and would tie it up at 7 all, after a technical foul was called on the Pioneers bench.
The Golden Eagles would take their first lead of the game at the 13:03 minute mark as they went up 12-11 over the Pioneers.
However the Pioneers would then tie it up at 19 all at the 10:30 minute mark after two made free-throws by Lamar Mallory.
The Golden Eagles would then go on a seven point run at the 9:15 minute mark as they took a 26-19 lead.
GSC would then claw and fight to cut into the Golden Eagles lead and they would cut it to only three points with under 3:00 minutes to play till halftime. But Charleston would take a four point lead into halftime up, 34-30.
In the second half of play both teams would trade several baskets early, however Charleston would go on a run and build a nine point lead, 47-38, with under 15:00 minutes to play.
Then the Pioneers would find their selves struggling to score as they would go almost five minutes without scoring, and with that GSC would find themselves down 15 points, 58-43, with 9:47 left to play in the game.
The rest of the second half the Pioneers would continue to struggle shooting the ball as Charleston built a, 72-58, lead with only 1:50 left in the game.
The Pioneers would try and get back into the game but the deficit would be to large as GSC fell to Charleston in the MEC Conference Tournament semifinals, 76-65.
The Pioneers shot 37% from the floor and shot only 15% from behind the three-point line, while Charleston shot 50% from the floor and 42% from behind the three-point line.
GSC however won the rebounding battle by eight, 38 to 30.
The Pioneers had three players score in double figure with Reggie Williams leading the way with a game high 16 points, 8 rebounds, and 3 assists. Lamont Cole came off the bench and scored 14 points for GSC while Lamar Mallory chipped in with 10 points and 9 rebounds.
Charleston was led by Xavier Humphrey as he finished the night with 15 points and 5 rebounds.
The Pioneers will now have to wait and see if they get into the NCAA Division II Regional Tournament.
Weekly Horoscope: 03.09.14 - 03.15.14
Aries (Mar 21-Apr 19) - Ask questions pick up information and work as a team player on the 9th and you will discover facts that will help you make a decision and get ahead. Do whatever it takes on the 10th 11th and 12th to live up to the promises you’ve made and to do your fair share both at work and at home. Keeping the peace and avoiding emotional episodes will help you avoid an unfortunate argument. Physical activity, playful challenges and nurturing important relationships on the 13th and 14th will encourage a happier and positive future. Love is on the rise and romance will pay off. Clear up any misconceptions on the 15th that have the potential to damage your reputation.
Taurus (Apr 20-May 20) - Use your wit charm and ability to size up situations to your advantage on the 9th and you will be put in a position of leadership. Learning should take top priority on the 10th 11th and 12th. The experiences you encounter and the information you gather will help you decide how best to handle any financial, legal or health issues that arise. Don’t let trivial problems at home escalate into a full fledge dispute. You aren’t likely to agree with the way others do things on the 13th and 14th. Try not to complain or criticize. Take a break on the 15th. Enjoy the company of a friend or take a short trip to a place you can relax. The less said the better. Comfort and entertainment should take precedence.
Gemini (May 21-Jun 20) - Rethink your current position on the 9th and consider past goals, friendships and work connections that may be able to help you advance now. A closer look at what you can offer others on the 10th 11th and 12th will give you a better idea how and what you should negotiate in order to strike a fair deal with whomever you are dealing with personally or professionally. Leave time for love romance and entertainment. Problems will develop on the 13th and 14th if you have been vague or neglected to mention information that is pertinent to a situation you face in your personal life. Honesty will be your best policy on the 15th regarding legal, financial and contractual concerns.
Cancer (Jun 21-Jul 22) - Emotions will be difficult to control on the 9th. Try not to overreact regardless of what’s unfolds. Focus on creative endeavors and taking care of your responsibilities. Avoid making a snap decision on the 10th 11th and 12th that can affect your livelihood or your relationship with someone you do business with. Much can be accomplished if you stick to whatever task you have and live up to the standards you set. An unusual encounter on the 13th and 14th will be a valuable lesson that can help you make an important decision that will stabilize your future. Put more into relationships on the 15th. A commitment will make a difference to the outcome of a personal situation.
Leo (Jul 23-Aug 22) - Take care of personal money matters on the 9th and look at situations involving institutions or agencies that can entangle you in red tape. Don’t let an emotional situation swell out of proportion on the 10th 11th and 12th. Take action and do everything you can to turn any negative into a positive. Compromise will help you get what you want in the end. Do your best to adapt to whatever changes come your way. Put in extra hours on the 13th and 14th or offer to help a friend or colleague and you will give your reputation a boost. An issue with your personal finances or a joint venture will arise on the 15th if someone hasn’t been open or you haven’t taken the time to evaluate your money matters.
Virgo (Aug 23-Sep 22) - Take a moment to size up what can be done at home on the 9th to make your life more comfortable and enjoyable. A twist to the way you deal with loved ones will create a positive buzz. You may want to lend a helping hand on the 10th 11th and 12th but you are likely to be taken for granted. Don’t take on responsibility that doesn’t belong to you. Offer suggestions but not your time or your money. A good idea can pay off on the 13th and 14th when it comes to work and getting along with your co-workers. Share your thoughts and you will be an inspiration to those you interact with. Emotions will surge on the 15th if you take part in a worthy cause. Offer what you can but don’t overdo it.
Libra (Sep 23-Oct 22) - Keep a low profile on the 9th and refrain from trying to deal with domestic matters that are unstable or subject to unpredictable change that can leave you stranded. Pour your heart into your work on the 10th 11th and 12th. The more you do to secure your position and to strive to get ahead the easier it will be to deal with any uncertainty or melodrama going on in your personal life. Let success be your salvation. Emotional disillusionment will leave you confused on the 13th and 14th. Do something that takes your mind off your worries instead of engaging in a no win situation. Check out any options you have on the 15th that will enable you to make a positive personal or professional move.
Scorpio (Oct 23-Nov 21) - Plan something enjoyable on the 9th. A day trip or an unusual event that promises to add to your knowledge or help you grow spiritually will bring engage you. Treat your relationships with others with care on the 10th 11th and 12th. It will be easy to start a dispute or to give someone the wrong impression if you aren’t sensitive to the emotional needs and situations others face. Open up a dialogue on the 13th and 14th that will help flush out any misunderstanding you might have with someone or regarding something you are trying to pursue. Take time out on the 15th to go over what you know and have to offer. You are likely to discover a new outlet for your skills or talents.
Sagittarius (Nov 22-Dec 21) - You’ll be caught between what you are supposed to do on the 9th and what you want to pursue. Take care of responsibilities first or you may face opposition A money or legal matter that can influence your finances or domestic situation must not be overlooked on the 10th 11th and 12th. Take a step back assess and take action before it’s too late to make a move. Truth will be eminent if you want to come out unscathed. Take a moment on the 13th and 14th to take care of your needs. A change will do you good and a short trip will prompt interesting connections. Don’t start anything on the 15th that you cannot finish. Emotional matters will turn out to be costly.
Capricorn (Dec 22-Jan 19) - Do whatever it takes to get into shape on the 9th. A healthy regime will ensure that you do your very best no matter what comes your way. Stick to the rules and don’t deviate too much from your strategy on the 10th 11th and 12th. It’s important not to rock the boat when dealing with either personal or professional partners. Keep the peace and contribute as much as everyone else. An investment offered on the 13th and 14th will have the potential to bring in extra cash as long as you don’t go overboard. Look at the logistics and you will come up with a way to use what you find out to your advantage. Do your best on the 15th to improve your relationship with someone special.
Aquarius (Jan 20-Feb 18) - Make changes on the 9th that will make you feel good about who you are and what you do. A change in your livelihood or your standard of living is possible. Listen carefully on the 10th 11th and 12th but don’t make a promise that will stifle your ability to do the things you want to do. Being flexible so that you can take advantage of whatever comes your way is what will count in the end. Put love first on the 13th and 14th. Being able to spend time with someone who makes you happy will lead to greater commitment and a brighter future. Make a promise on the 15th and set your plans in motion. You stand to benefit emotionally and financially. Celebrate your good fortune and joy.
Pisces (Feb 19-Mar 20) - Be careful what you say to whom on the 9th. You are likely to be misinterpreted or upset someone capable of ruining your plans. Proceed with caution. Put your best foot forward on the 10th 11th and 12th. There is money to be made, deals signed and satisfaction and a stellar reputation within reach. Plan a celebration with someone special. Show passion in all that you do on the 13th and 14th and you will persuade others to lend you a hand. Don’t let an emotional situation or secret dealing hurt your chance to advance. Emotions will lead to uncertainty on the 15th. Don’t jump to conclusions or give in to the demands someone puts on you. Step back and wait for concrete information.
SB 523: New Veterans Nursing Facility
A bill that would provide for an additional state veterans skilled nursing facility in Beckley.
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