The broken government horror story about waste, mismanagement, and incompetence during intervention is symbolized by the fact that there is too little space for students at the GCES!
Imagine that with all the money that was spent for the new 10 million plus facility.
Among other things some classes have close to 40 students, closets were converted to class space to handle students, and some students are schooled in halls because of full rooms.
The community is outraged. It makes us madder when Devono does not admit to a major planning error and there is a discussion for need of a middle school, moving sixth graders to the GCHS, and other ideas are being floated too.
Didn’t Devono sign the check for the botched Cedar Creek project? That project was abandoned because of a lack of funds for completion.
It is true that Devono worked with the architectural firm responsible for designing the GCES and he signed off on the project.
With the State moving out Gilmer County has a major problem to deal with and it could have been prevented if there had been local control of our school system.
The question now is what can be done at this late stage to do what is best for the County’s children. They are innocent victims of the State sponsored botch, botch and more botch.
Just curious GFP why you would think that he would even announce that plan even if he had one. Tell the enemy how you plan to defeat them. Our previous group in the White House has us in just a mess so it is going to take some time. They did everything they could in the last two months before Trump was sworn in to take him down. He is weeding through it now and finding the road blocks that were put up and backing that crap back out. To me what Obama and the cry babies have down and are doing is treason to our country and they need to be called out for it.
IT MUST HAVE BEEN A NATIVE CHERRY TREE BECAUSE THERE WAS NOT A LOT OF NURSERIES AROUND AT THAT TIME. HE MUST HAVE LIKED CHERRY TREES BECAUSE WHEN I WAS AT HIS PLANTATION THERE WAS A LOT OF CHERRY TREES. HE WAS NOT THE ONLY ONE WHO CUT DOWN CHERRY TREES BECAUSE WHEN I WAS A SUPERVISOR AT A CUSTOM CABINET SHOP WE MADE A LOT OF CHERRY KITCHENS.
We remember real well. He left the office with a surplus. He made it so the people on food stamp could get it for only 14-month and then they had to work. GW Bush changed all of that.
Also like it has been said here before focus on what shape our country is going to be in the future and quit trying to change the subject by using Clinton’s. She is no more, although most Americans voted for her. When Bill traveled he only had a little girl. Not a huge family with lavish life style. Wait and see you mo###s. Every weekend since Trump has started calculate the total cost to Americans which has gone to his pockets. Playing golf every weekend!!!!!!!
Its hard to get past the way politicians want to ‘lead’ the taxpayers.
We hear this program can’t be cut, this program is needed by too many, and on and on.
That is so everyone’s favorite, pet deal continues.
The base budget solution is simple. Across the board, small percentage cut from every agency and division. The agency decides the who, what, and how to shrink, without eliminating programs.
Unfortunately you are the one trying to rewrite the history. Osama did not want the airbase in his holly land. How many did America killed then in Iraq? 9/11 count is a small fraction of it. Remember US gave weapons to Osama and train them to defeat Soviet Union in Afghanistan. It was way before Clinton when US created Al-Qaeda, just like US gave weapons to Syrian rebels and train them to beat Syrian president. What did we get as the result? The ISOL… This is the real history without rewriting. US has no business in other countries. The money wasted in the senseless bombings should be used on poor Americans. But no, that is not a good idea because capitalist will not make any money. Here is a piece of history… what did President Eisenhower warn us about? The military complex. how about changing this piece of history too. You can say Clinton said it…. go ahead…
So building an air base in ones country is sufficient reason to knock down two towers and murder 3,000 people? One can rewrite history to suit themselves, but facts are facts. I was using as a comparison the “if it feels good do it” attitude of the Clinton administration.
Here we go again. If it is not Obama it has to be Clinton. Up to first Bush Osama was US buddy. When first Bush attacked Iraq, he decided to build an airbase in Saudi Arabia which was against the will of Osama causing him to become US enemy. He was silent until second Bush, GW. Osama decided to revenge the younger Bush which 9/11 happened on his watch and he failed to get Osama!!! Guess who got Osama? Obama! Give him credit. why don’t you? this issue had nothing to do with Clinton. Just get your fact straight rather than trying to blame the wrong person. Make sure you hold your breath. Surprises can come sooner than later with the chaos at the Whitehouse right now.
Of course there is no drama in an administration that sits back and lets every despot and rouge nation have their way. Much in the order of the Clinton administration, he had no time to get Osama bin Laden because he was to busy in the oval office with Monica, which led to 9/11.
Where are you my lovers? Are you seeing all the mess and corruption with our current politics? Why don’t you all be brave and blame it on Obama. Why not? He was the most consistent president with no dramas in history of America, he was also black and some of you claim a Muslim!!! Go ahead.
To Don’t bother Pat and Pat McGroyne,
What would a teacher say if a student answers to a question by writing “You could check with Wikipedia”?
1) That is not an answer
2) You must think I am an idiot.
3) I am. I need an answer to my question. I do know how to get it elsewhere.
4) Please, please answer me.
When Trump uses his private Mar-a-Lago estate, who is paying the bills and who is collecting? Also I thought only Obama played golf! Trump playing golf while North Korea firing missiles? who was running the Whitehouse?
Dillon Hashman of Normantown Named to RCBI Bridgeport Position
Dillon L. Hashman of Normantown, Gilmer County, WV, has joined the staff of the Robert C. Byrd Institute for Advanced Flexible Manufacturing, RCBI Director and CEO Charlotte Weber has announced. He has been assigned to the RCBI Bridgeport Advanced Manufacturing Technology Center as a CNC technician, working with computer-controlled equipment.
A 2008 graduate of Gilmer County High School, he recently completed RCBI’s Machinist Technology Program, earning National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS) certification. He also served as an intern at RCBI Bridgeport. His previous experience includes work at Fairmont Tool, Bi-Con Services in Derwent, Ohio, and Flying W. Plastics in Glenville, WV.
“Dillon proved to be an outstanding student in the Machinist Technology Program,” Ms. Weber said. “We believe his enthusiasm and ‘can do’ attitude will be a strong asset to our Bridgeport operations.”
Hashman said his interests also include motorcycles and hunting.
RCBI provides access to cutting edge technology and technical training to manufacturers across the region. Operating from Advanced Manufacturing Technology Centers in Huntington, South Charleston, Bridgeport and Rocket Center (near Keyser in West Virginia’s Eastern Panhandle), its mission includes developing a quality, just-in-time supplier base for the Department of Defense, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration and the commercial sector.
On Wednesday, August 26, 2009 Judge Jack Alsop heard 2 juvenile matters.
—- One juvenile was returned to the home of his parents and placed on probation with a further hearing set for Friday, October 9, 2009 at 10:45 AM.
—- Another juvenile abuse and neglect proceeding was before the Court with the grandmother moving to intervene in the case. The grandmother currently has some of the siblings in her care from a case filed in Braxton County. The Judge allowed her to intervene, but did not place the children in her custody yet. One child needs some further assessment, but the grandmother does get 2 hours supervised visitation with the children per week, and Judge Alsop ordered Braxton and Gilmer County CPS to confer and conduct a unified MDT hearing. An evidentiary hearing is set for Tuesday, October 6, 2009 at 9:00 AM.
On Thursday, August 21, 2009 Judge Jack Alsop heard:
—- A juvenile matter, and upon the said juvenile admitting to allegations in the petition, Judge Alsop found her to be a juvenile delinquent and ordered her to be sent to Donald R. Kuhn Juvenile Facility for no more than 60 days for diagnosis and classification. Upon receiving the report back from the facility, another hearing will be scheduled in this matter. The Sheriff’s office delivered said juvenile to the facility on Friday when a bed became available.
—- In another matter Waymond Jones turned himself into the Sheriff upon the warrant issued for him failing to appear on Friday, August 21, 2009. He will remain in jail until Wednesday, September 2, 2009 at 9:00 AM when he will have pre-trial motions heard and his trial will be rescheduled. There will be no trial on September 2, 2009.
In I Love You, Man, a comedy from John Hamburg (Along Came Polly, co-writer of Meet The Parents, Meet The Fockers, Zoolander), Peter Klaven (Paul Rudd, Knocked Up The 40 Year Old Virgin) is a successful real estate agent who, upon getting engaged to the woman of his dreams, Zooey, (The Offices Rashida Jones), discovers, to his dismay and chagrin, that he has no male friend close enough to serve as his Best Man. Peter immediately sets out to rectify the situation, embarking on a series of bizarre and awkward man-dates, before meeting Sydney Fife (Jason Segel, Forgetting Sarah Marshall), a charming, opinionated man with whom he instantly bonds. But the closer the two men get, the more Peters relationship with Zooey suffers, ultimately forcing him to choose between his fiancée and his new found bro, in a story that comically explores what it truly means to be a friend.
4 salmon filets,
Juice of ½ large lemon
2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
2 large cloves of garlic, minced
1½ tsp ground coriander
½ tsp ground cumin
½ tsp fresh oregano, chopped
Salt & pepper to taste
Fresh parsley, finely chopped for garnish
Preheat the oven to 450°F.
Combine the lemon juice, olive oil, garlic, coriander, cumin and oregano in a zip lock baggie or dish deep enough to hold the salmon and the marinade.
Add the fish to the marinade, coat both sides and let sit for 15-20 minutes on the counter.
Place the salmon (skin side down, if there is any) and drizzle with any extra marinade.
Roast for 7-10 minutes, depending on the thickness of the fish.
Place on a platter or plate and sprinkle with parsley and another squirt of lemon juice.
“I-TEACH” AIMS TO HELP RURAL SCHOOLS ATTRACT AND RETAIN QUALIFIED TEACHERS
Senator Jay Rockefeller re-introduced a bill this Congress – Incentives to Educate America’s Children (I-TEACH) – that will improve the quality of instruction for West Virginia’s students and students in rural areas nationwide. Under the bill, teachers who commit to teaching in rural school districts would receive a $1000 annual refundable tax credit. The bill also calls for teachers who have National Board certification – regardless of where they teach – to receive the same annual refundable tax credit.
“Every child deserves a quality education that will put them on the path to success,” said Rockefeller. “And the truth is that some rural schools are facing a great need for teachers as they struggle to compete against school districts in higher population areas. This bill will allow rural school districts to attract and retain teachers, while also giving our hard working, dedicated teachers an incentive they very much deserve.”
The I-TEACH bill provides an annual $1000 refundable tax credit for kindergarten, elementary, or secondary school teachers in schools where at least 75% of students receive free or reduced school lunches. Teachers who teach in a school classified by the Department of Education as School Locale Code 7 or 8 – meaning they are located a certain distance away from a city or town – would also be eligible.
Over 43% of West Virginia students attend rural schools, according to the Rural School and Community Trust 2007 report titled ‘‘Why Rural Matters.”
Rockefeller’s bill also includes a provision allowing teachers certified by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards to receive a $1000 refundable tax credit for any year they are certified. Since its inception in 1987, over 74,000 teachers from across the country have completed National Board certification – including 422 in West Virginia.
Teachers who are both nationally certified and teach in rural areas would qualify for $2000 in refundable tax credits annually.
A fraud protection program developed here in West Virginia is now on the radar internationally. The eCDL or Electronic Commercial Drivers Licensing was created in a joint effort by the state Division of Motor Vehicles and the Rahall Transportation Institute at Marshall University.
Chandra Inglis-Smith, a research associate with the Institute, says eCDL has updated the way the state tracks fraud when it comes to awarding licenses for drivers of big rigs.
“Previously the driving portion of it was all done by paper. What we’ve done is taken the paper test and put it into a software database system that is all administered on a laptop,” Inglis-Smith said.
But it’s much more high tech than just a test on a computer. Inglis-Smith says fraud investigators with the DMV can call up a test being given at any certain time, at any place in the state and track the information being put into the computer and the route the truck is taking on a GPS system. “It really increases our fraud protection because we know the test is being done accurately, in the right place it’s supposed to be done and it’s also being timed,” she said.
The fraud investigator can even see the number and directions of turns the truck is making during the test. The program is saving the state a half million dollars a year.
In mid-August the eCDL program won the 2009 Innovations Award at the Southern Legislative Conference of the Council of State Governments. It’s now in the running for the national award.
But Inglis-Smith says the best part is that six other states plus Canada have already shown interest in purchasing the program for their own use. “It’s going to make the roads so much safer and we’re just proud we were able to develop it here in West Virginia and take it to this level and get the recognition we deserve,” she said.
The Morris Criminal Justice Training Center in Glenville was officially dedicated on Monday afternoon with the help of Governor Joe Manchin, Department of Military Affairs and Public Safety Secretary James Spears and Glenville State President Peter Barr.
The facility is the result of a joint partnership between Glenville State and the state Department of Military Affairs and Public Safety. As the result the old Shoe Factory in Glenville has a new look, a new name, and a brand new purpose.
Ike and Sue Morris of Glenville were part of the effort to convert an old shoe factory into the training site for those who will someday work in jails, prisons and juvenile services.
The idea for a joint training ground came about three years ago but it wasn’t until last year that I.L. Morris’ gift made the dream a reality.
Governor Joe Manchin says the partnership between these agencies is an example of the efficiency he would like to see within the state.
“All in all, at the end of the day, the state saves about $60,000 in the budgets that we have,“ said Manchin, who said he was excited that it was Glenville State College who took the initiative to create such a partnership. “One budget here, one budget here, one - now under one roof.“
The center staged a mock cell evacuation and K-9 demonstrations to show what happens in some of its courses.
“The biggest benefit is going to be the ability to share resources, facilities, and personnel,“ said Ronald Casto, Deputy Chief of Operations for the West Virginia Regional Jail Authority.
State education officials say this is a one-of-a-kind partnership in West Virginia.
Calhoun County: Annual Fish Fry for Hope Dominion Retirees, ...
The Annual Fish Fry for Hope Dominion retirees, spouses, and widows will be on Thursday, September 3, 2009.
Guests will meet at the Calhoun County Park barn.
Bring a covered dish and eating utensils.
The dinner will be at 6:00 PM
William T. Rexroad
Age 65, of Ireland, passed away on Thursday, August 27, 2009, at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Buckhannon.
He was born August 29, 1943, in Weston, a son of Hanley Rexroad of Ireland and the late Freda J. Caynor Rexroad.
He is survived by his daughter, Jannette Kelley and Patrick Oldaker, her companion of Ireland; 3 grandchildren, Tyauna Lough of Weston, Electa Kelley and Logan Kelley, both of Ireland; his former spouse, Ilene Riley Rexroad of Weston; and his friend and caregiver, Lorranie Davis of Ireland.
Mr. Rexroad had worked at the Weston State Hospital in Weston.
Friends were received from 3 to 7 PM on Sunday, August 30, at the Alkire Funeral Chapel, where services were held at 1:00 PM on Monday, August 31, with Rev. Earl Cayton officiating. Burial followed in the McCutcheon Chapel Cemetery at Ireland.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.tomblyn.com.
Tressie Jane Sartin
Age 82, of Little Birch, WV died August 29, 2009 in Summersville Memorial Hospital, Summersville, WV. She was born November 20, 1926, in Braxton County, WV a daughter of the late Bert and Blanch Rose Rhodes.
Also preceding her in death were her husband Alva Zarrel Sartin, and daughter Wilma Kittner. She was a member of the Crites Mountain Seventh Day Adventist Church and a homemaker.
She is survived by 7 sons Lonnie Sartin of Little Birch, Thomas Sartin & wife Diana of Little Birch, James Sartin of Gassaway, Timmy Sartin of Orville, OH, Alvin, Marvin & Ronil Sartin all of Little Birch; 4 daughters Alma Jane Nessellrotte & husband Amos of Little Birch, Loretta Rexroad of Flatwoods, Ruby Gay Whitehead of Arkansas and Clara Mae McCulty & husband Fred of Akron, OH; 3 brothers Chalmer Rhodes of Little Birch, Sherd Rhodes of Little Birch, & Cam Rhodes of Flatwoods; 3 sisters Carol Jackson & husband Dorsey of Little Birch, Jean Morrison of Cowen and Baulah Riffle & husband Bob of Sutton; several grandchildren and several great grandchildren.
There was a graveside service at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, September 1, 2009 at Bill Rose Cemetery, Bays, WV with Rev. Bobbie Harper officiating. Friends called from noon until 1:00 p.m. at Greene-Robertson Funeral Home, Sutton, WV. Online condolences may be sent to: greene-robertsonfuneralhome.com
Funeral arrangements are by Greene-Robertson Funeral Home, Sutton, WV