I believe if you do a good search, you will find under her watch, they have moved ‘corporate’ to Netherlands to avoid taxes. Also does not state that medicare and Medicaid are the largest paying customers for the epi-pen. Think about that for a minute.
Its your tax dollars feeding Mylan, and they move off shore to avoid paying taxes.
Not a bad salary for a girl who never stepped in classroom, did nothing to get MBA degree from WVU just because she daughter of Joe and Gail Manchin. Now all the poor have to pay out of pocket for EpiPen.
The number of days in school is not as important as quality education, which seems to be lacking in the picture! Whether a child is taught for 100 days or 180, the result could be exactly the same or even better for the 100 days if the quality of the education is factored in. After too many days in school, riding buses, and wasting a LOT of time, students get restless, bored, and lose interest. Let’s be reasonable and not worry so much about how many days but on what the days in class are all about!!
No matter what happens, the children in this county have been totally forgotten by the “education elite” at the state level…it’s all about control…not education. Even if the money were returned to the county, just how do you make up for the rest of the debacle?? The voters were NOT consulted for any of this once they opposed consolidation. Parents and taxpayers don’t count these days! Add some of the extraneous nonsense being taught, the long hours away from home and so on, how can anyone expect children to excel under such circumstances??
GD can use Gilmer County’s school money to hire legal advice for himself.
This is something we understand from our sources to help shed light on it.
When the WVBOE removed your board’s authority for finances the last time, after you asked questions about spending for the board office move, GD was on the telephone with his lawyer before 8 in the morning the next day to speak with the WVDOE.
Were your board members involved with giving their side of what happened before you were punished by the WVBOE, and were they represented by a lawyer? Did not hear about it.
The lawyer was GD’s advocate and we believe that his input influenced the WVBOE’s decision to punish you for asking questions.
We do not like what goes on any better than the rest of you in Gilmer County.
Intervention hurt us too because WV people do not trust the WVDOE, the WVBOE, and they associate us with all the scandals just because we work here.
If our superintendent had failed to take a meaningful attempt to get $800,000 we were supposed to have received from the State, he would have been fired for failing to exercise his fiduciary responsibility to our children and our county’s citizens.
The difference is that our superintendent serves our county, not the WVBOE and the WVDOE.
Is Susan O’Brien in the WVOEPA office silent about this?
Isn’t she the main WVDOE official with oversight responsibility over your intervened county?
I would advise employees in the Board office to get copies of as many of those secret finance documents out of there as possible. It’s one thing to try and keep your job, but I doubt they pay you enough to take the fall for higher ups.
This pot is about to boil over. Make sure you have burn insurance.
Remember, there are two parties in this state now. They are investigating $4,800 in wedding supplies puchased by school personell in Logan County. That wouldn’t even register in this county.
Once again the WVBOE is withholding information from Gilmer County.
It is understood that the WVBOE permitted Lewis County’s 5th and 6th graders originally scheduled to attend the LES to go to another school in that County.
The decision was a major reason for empty classrooms at the LES.
Joe Mace knows it, the WVBOE knows it, the WVDOE knows it, the WV School Building Authority knows it, GD knows it, but as usual Gilmer County’s citizens are kept in the dark.
Worse yet Gilmer County is blamed for Charleston’s mess and there is a good chance that the WVBOE will dictate that more of the County’s children will be hauled to Lewis County to fill empty space at the LES.
Get it out in the open, Charleston, to involve common sense citizens to decide on the best option left for Gilmer County to cope with the State’s incompetency.
People would support construction of a new High School/Middle School facility.
What they won’t support is a middle school at the old Glenville Elementary School with pretense that its purpose would be to protect young girls as if our children come from a bunch of degenerate families.
That pretense was openly spread around the County by members of the so-called elite only interested in protecting the WVBOE.
The ruse began when it was evident that the new Gilmer County Elementary school was not built large enough because of incompetent WVBOE planning and its lack of adequate supervision over intervention practices.
What is not working now with the
GCHS/Middle school concept as is to blame teachers and the school’s administrators for incompetency?
The community is unaware of student misbehavior problems to merit middle school and high school students to be more isolated from one another than they are now.
This issue was supposedly resolved with one elementary school. Given its age and the CEFP that produced that situation, a new highschool/middle school should be next on the table. That document has not been modified and calls for this. If they try to go back on their word it will be time to start protesting in front of the State Legislature (House and Senate) during this session and demand resignations.
Our support and performance throughout the years have earned us the right to provide a good education to the children right here in Gilmer County.
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.