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?
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 ### 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.
Glenville State College students, faculty, and staff will be showing off what GSC has to offer April 19 – 23, 2010 for the annual Spring 2010 Pioneer Preview. This event will open the campus up for tours and educate interested students on what GSC is all about.
“The Spring Preview is a great opportunity for students to check out the campus and ask any questions that they may have about GSC. They can talk with faculty and staff about the programs, life on campus, and the overall experience as a Pioneer.
The Spring Pioneer Preview offers many exciting activities so that students and parents can come together with faculty, staff, and current students and feel like part of the Pioneer community,” said GSC Admissions Counselor Adrian Duelley.
In addition to individualized pre-registration, each day includes:
• 8:30 AM to 9:00 AM meet and greet with GSC admissions staff and receive an overview of available financial assistance with GSC financial aid staff
• 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM testing, advising, and pre-registration
• 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM ‘Pioneer Trail’ (stopping by the Admissions Office for a tour, Student Life to get a GSC ID, Dining Services to set up a meal plan, Public Safety to purchase a parking pass), and many others to prepare students for Fall 2010 at Glenville State College.
Special events taking place during the week consist of:
• Comedy Caravan (Monday, April 19th at 9:00 PM in the Rusty Musket)
• Campus Picnic and Sandy Sowell Game Show (Tuesday, April 20th at 11:00 AM in the Amphitheatre)
• Bingo (Wednesday, April 21st at 12:15 PM and 9:00 PM in the Rusty Musket)
• Premium Night (Thursday, April 22nd at 4:30 PM in the Mollohan’s Restaurant)
• Blue and White Football Game (Thursday, April 22nd at 6:00 PM at Morris Stadium)
• National Jelly Bean Day (Friday, April 23rd at 11:00 AM in the Rusty Musket)
• GSC Softball vs. Shepherd (Friday, April 23rd at 4:00 PM at the I.L. and Sue Morris Field)
• Concert Band Concert (Friday, April 23rd at 7:00 PM in the Fine Arts Auditorium)
For more information on the Spring 2010 Pioneer Preview or Glenville State College, contact the GSC Admissions Office at 304.462.6130 or at 800.924.2010. ~~ By Annette Barnette - GSC Public Relations & Marketing Director ~~
Another snowstorm on the way this weekend is just adding more salt to the wound of the Division of Highway’s snow removal budget.
DOH officials say they have already spent 66% of the SRIC [Snow Removal and Ice Control] budget and they have got six to eight weeks of possible bad weather left to go.
With more than 35,000 miles of roads to maintain and a $54 million dollar budget for the 2009-2010 Winter Season, supplies are still holding up. But how much longer that will be the case all depends on the weather.
The $54 million SRIC budget needs to last from November through April and most years it does. But with storm after storm blanketing the state with snow, it’s been a rough season so far.
The DOH is hoping French Creek Freddie’s prediction of an early spring on Groundhog’s Day is accurate.