You figure it out!!Gabe came in here with a mess. But since he has been here he has treated us like ####. He talks to you like you mean nothing and we dont matter.
I for one treated him with nothing more than respect. Until he did me wrong. I lost my position to someone with less seniority and less certification.
Here is a good one for you! What or How would you react if Gabe talked down to you, in a way that made you feel that you did not know how to do your job or like it did not matter what you said about your degree or certification, its all about him.
He came in here I know I for one treated him with highly respect where others did not care for him. I made it a point to go out of my way to talk to him until he hired some one with less seniority and I lost my position.
So now tell me how people are getting paid.
Well, Rodney, if you want to include extended periods of history, let’s go back to the time of the Roman Empire. I would respectfully suggest that water power was heavily subsidized, even moreso than fossil fuels.
Choosing a starting point that favors your argument is willful deception, not accurate or truthful information.
The first 15 years, the report says, are critical to developing new technologies. It finds that oil and gas subsidies, including tax breaks and government spending, were about five times as much as aid to renewables during their first 15 years of development; nuclear received 10 times as much support.
What “Pat McGroyne” fails to take into account is, his rebuttal to the statement only applies to RECENT subsidies. For the past month or year, it may be true(though I doubt it, without MUCH unequal manipulation of the parameters…)
but for the past CENTURY?
How about it Gabe Devano?
Has any Gilmer County School property find a new home at the recreation center?
Reliable individuals seem to think so?
Was it a behind closed door hidden secret private deal?
Legal? Or illegal?
Very sorry to hear of Larry’s passing. He was a great and fun neighbor, often coming down to share some neighborhood news, especially the spotting of deer and foxes. He also loved fishing and regaled us with stories of his adventures and catches. We often saw him roaming the aisles at Safeway and Rite Aid, he liked to go there and stretch his legs.
Instead of secret deals being cut to parcel out equipment in closed schools to favored recipients, there should be a public meeting to allow interested parties to know what is left in the schools to give them fair and equal opportunities to bid on what they want.
Citizens hear that some of the equipment is gone already. If that happened why and who was responsible for making the decisions?
This issue raises the trust factor to a higher level of concern. Citizens do not trust anything the State does.
Is giving away equipment to favored parties the State’s version of pay to play?
Why so many picking on Mr. Devano? He is helping Rosedale get equipment from Normantown Elementary free for our satellite senior center. He told us it will be on the state board agenda next meeting. He is such a nice man.
In private, one on one conversations with district employees, when you assure them they will not be quoted, you cannot get any positive comment regards the state appointed superintendent. Lies, broken promises, lack of respect, are the order of the day. Words like dictator, strong arm, threats, bribes are used.
Devano is just another indicator of intervention failure?
We have watched now, for over five years of repeated failure.
We know the ‘who’ of this political cabal.
We know the ‘why’ of the Cubie T-shirters.
What we don’t know, is why the Cubies, as well as the local political power brokers, don’t man up, admit their errors, and use their political power connections, to rid Gilmer of the unmanageable plague?
Good grief, he’s almost 70. Contract is almost up for renewal, and we keep hearing threats about lawyer up and attempt to bite the hand that feeds him. He needs to go away. Must all parties involved be subjected to a mess like that to follow five years of intervention?
Does no one have the backbone to end Gilmer’s misery?
By end everyone's misery - pack his bags on 10.23.2016
Somebody mentioned committees here. There’s plenty this Mr Devono appointed. Planning Committees, Advisory Committee, Strategic Plan Committees, CEFP Committee. All hand picked by the Gilmer Superintendent and never even discussed with Gilmer’s board.
I asked a board member to see this month’s agenda. It’s public record. Their copy is just like this one but has all kinds of attachments.That’s the agenda that goes into the minutes but the public never sees the true agenda. That’s unethical, flies in the face of the open meeting laws and plain deceitful. Many county boards give the local papers the list of who they hired, who resigned,who was let go including the names. Lewis, Ritchie, Calhoun, Roane do it for an example. Gilmer County never knows who gets hired except through the grapevine. Gilmer people never know if there is anything they want to attend a meeting and ask questions about because the agenda put to the public doesn’t tell us what is going to be talked about. That’s not right.
By Why Is G Devono Putting Out Two Different Agendas? on 10.17.2016
When we lose a loved one here on earth, we gain an angel in heaven that watches over us. May you take comfort in knowing that you have an angel to watch over you now. I extend my most sincere condolences to you.
Donna K. Talkington Brannon
Loving wife, mother, & grandmother stepped into heaven February 02, 2010 at 11:40 PM at home, surrounded by family & friends following complications from a liver transplant.
Donna was born January 08, 1947. She was the daughter of the late C. Cloyd & E. Louise Ellifritt Talkington.
She was a graduate of Normantown High School class of 1964. She was also a graduate of Glenville State College earning a Bachelor of Arts in education.
Donna was employed by Calhoun County Board of Education for 30 years at Arnoldsburg Elementary School, where she was a 2nd grade teacher until her retirement in June 2002.
Donna was a member of the Little Kanawha Independent Church in Burnsville where she worshipped with many wonderful friends each Sunday, prior to her illness.
On July 17, 2009, Donna received a liver transplant at UPMC in Pittsburg, PA. Following a long & extensive recovery, she returned home October 1, 2009. A few days after, a benefit dinner was hosted by high school classmates & lifelong friends in her honor.
Those who had the privilege of knowing Donna knew of her love of God & family. She always thought of others before herself, even until her last moments. Her faith, courage, & strength were an example & inspiration to all.
Donna is survived by her devoted husband & caregiver, John R. Brannon of Normantown. Her eldest daughter Stacy D. Davis & husband Wes of Hurricane, WV. Her youngest daughter & faithful caregiver Karrie B. Jack & husband Bernie of Slaty Fork WV. She had 3 adoring grandchildren: Jacob Matthew Davis, Sarah Catherine Davis, & Katie Elizabeth Jack. She also had 1 brother, Gary L. Talkington of Greenwood WV.
The family would like to thank family & friends who provided love & support during her final days & hours. The family is most grateful for the Hospice nurses Misty, Eunice, & Heather who provided quality & compassionate care.
Funeral Services will be conducted at 11:00 AM Saturday February 6, 2010 at the Ellyson Mortuary Inc. with Rev. Ronzel Roberts officiating. Burial will follow in the Cedarville Cemetery, Cedarville WV.
Friends may call from 6-9 PM Friday evening at the mortuary.
Flowers are appreciated but the family request memorial contributions be made to the Hospice Care, P. O. Box 323, Burnsville WV 26335. Ellyson Mortuary Inc. is assisting the family of Donna Kay Brannon with arrangements.
Critical Funding Helps States with Budget Shortfalls
West Virginia Senator Jay Rockefeller is working on legislation that would extend by six months the increase in the Federal Medical Assistance Percentage (FMAP) that states currently receive from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA).
In addition to ensuring coverage for children, parents, seniors, and people with disabilities, this extended funding will help states like West Virginia retain employees and relieve state funding shortfalls.
“We absolutely need this six months of relief while we weather this economic storm – too many families depend on this program for us to allow a shortfall of funding,” said Senator Rockefeller, Chairman of the Senate Finance Subcommittee on Health Care. “Medicaid is a significant economic generator in West Virginia, paying almost 20 percent of the total cost of West Virginia’s health care system and supporting an estimated 19,800 jobs in the state while providing essential health care coverage for the 390,000 West Virginians who currently rely on Medicaid each year.”
At a regular session of the County Commission of Gilmer County, West Virginia, held at the courthouse thereof on the 2nd day of February 2010, as provided by law, the following order was entered of record, to-wit:
In compliance with the Voting Accessibility for the Elderly and Handicapped Act (Public Law 98-435), as interpreted by the Secretary of State as Chief Election Official for the State of West Virginia, relative to improving access for the handicapped and elderly to polling places for elections, the Gilmer County Commission this day doth Order the Clerk of this Commission to publish and post, as required by law, notice of the intent of this Commission to make the following changes in polling places in Gilmer County:
That the polling place for Precinct Number 13 at Tanner in DeKalb-Troy District be changed from the K & P Harmony Lodge to the Tanner Community Building located at 209 Tanner School Rd, Tanner, WV.
ENTER this 2nd day of February 2010 by Order of the Gilmer County Commission.
GILMER COUNTY COMMISSION
Clerk of the County Commission of
Gilmer County, West Virginia
The governor wants voters to decide on a new amendment to reduce or eliminate property taxes on new business inventory and equipment. The issue was debated at a public hearing Wednesday afternoon. And, Del. Bill Hamilton is again co-sponsoring a bill to raise the beer tax a penny a bottle to help treat those who suffer from substance abuse. Among the three bills passed by the House today is one to make it easier for the parole board to release non-violent offenders from the states crowded prison system.
Opens Friday, February 5, 2010 | Runtime: 1 hr. 35 min. R - Strong bloody violence throughout, drug content, pervasive language and brief sexuality
A low-ranking intelligence operative (Jonathan Rhys Meyers) working in the office of the U.S. Ambassador in France takes on more than he bargained for when he partners with a wisecracking, fast-shooting, high-ranking U.S. agent (John Travolta) who’s been sent to Paris to stop a terrorist attack.
Cast: John Travolta, Jonathan Rhys-Meyers, Kasia Smutniak, Richard Durden Director: Pierre Morel Genres: Action
Opens Friday, February 5, 2010 | Runtime: 1 hr. 48 min. PG-13 - Some sensuality and violence
“Dear John” tells story of John Tyree, a young soldier home on leave, and Savannah Curtis, the idealistic college student he falls in love with during her spring vacation. Over the next seven tumultuous years, the couple is separated by John’s increasingly dangerous deployments. While meeting only sporadically, they stay in touch by sending a continuous stream of love letters overseas—correspondence that eventually triggers fateful consequences.
Cast: Channing Tatum, Amanda Seyfried, Henry Thomas, Richard Jenkins, Scott Porter Director: Lasse Hallström Genres: Romantic Drama, Drama
UPCOMING RELEASES (Dates Subject to Change; Not All Films in All Areas) February 5: From Paris With Love, Dear John February 12: Valentine’s Day, The Wolfman February 19: Shutter Island February 26: Cop Out, The Crazies, Defendor, The Yellow Handkerchief March 5: Alice in Wonderland, Brooklyn’s Finest March 12: Green Zone, Our Family Wedding, Remember Me, She’s Out of My League March 19: Bounty Hunter, Repo Men, Diary of a Wimpy Kid March 26: Clash of the Titans, How to Train Your Dragon, I Love You Phillip Morris April 2: Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Furry Vengeance, Last Song, Repo Man, Tyler Perry’s Why Did I get Married Too April 9: Date Night, The Losers April 16: Back Up Plan, Death at a Funeral, Kick Ass April 23: MacGruber, Oceans, Wall Street II April 30: A Nightmare on Elm Street May 7: Iron Man II May 14: Letters to Juliet, Robin Hood, Takers May 21: Shrek Forever After May 28: Prince of Persia Sands of Time, Sex and the City II
Is there a downside to backing your data to a flash drive, then deleting it from your hard drive?
The answer simply is BIG YES.
Making one backup, then deleting the file from your hard drive, is no better than not backing up at all.
You are still violating First Law of Computing: Never have only one copy of anything.
And if your only copy is on a flash drive, that’s especially dangerous. Those things can easily get lost or stolen.
If you’re going to keep files on a flash drive and not also put them on your hard drive, you need to back up the flash drive. Copy the files to another flash drive every day or so, or burn them to a DVD.
PUBLIC NOTICE(2): BOARD OF REVIEW AND EQUALIZATION
BOARD OF REVIEW AND EQUALIZATION
Pursuant to Chapter ll, Article 3, Section 24, of the Code of the State of West Virginia, as amended, upon motion duly made and carried, the County Commission will meet for the purpose of reviewing and equalizing the assessments made by the Assessor of the County of Gilmer for the year 2010, beginning on the 29th day of January 2010 at 9:00 AM, and continuing in session by appointment, extended through the 23rd day of February 2010 (Saturdays and Sundays excepted).
The Commission shall proceed to examine and review the property books and shall add on the books the names of persons, the value of personal property and the description and value of real estate liable to assessment, if any was omitted by the Assessor. They shall correct all errors in the names of persons, in the description and valuation of property, and cause to be done whatever else may be necessary to make the valuation comply with the provision of the Chapter. But in no case shall any question of classification or taxability be considered or reviewed.
If any person fails to apply for relief at this meeting, he shall have waived his right to ask for correction of his assessment list for the current year and shall not thereafter be permitted to question the correctness of his list as finally fixed by the County Commission, except on appeal to the Circuit Court.
All persons who desire to appear before the Board to discuss current 2010 property assessments are invited to do so.