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PUBLIC NOTICE: Canvass the May 10, 2016 Primary Election Results

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STATE OF WEST VIRGINA
COUNTY OF GILMER, TO-WIT:


                    I, Larry B. Chapman, President of the County Commission of Gilmer County, West Virginia, in concurrence with John D. Bennett and Brian Kennedy Commissioners of said Commission, hereby call and appoint a Special Session of the County Commission of Gilmer County to be held at the courthouse in said County on Monday, May 16, 2016 at 9:00 AM, in the County Commission Chambers to transact the following business:


                    Canvass the May 10, 2016 Primary Election Results


Given under my hand this 12th day of May 2016.


                                                          Larry B. Chapman, President
                                                          Gilmer County Commission


Jean Butcher, Gilmer County Clerk

G-LtE™: THE TALE OF LYIN’ BS GILMER COUNTY’S BURDEN

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The original sin: 2011 I am qualified to speak for and support this groups goals.  I will see to it that the Governor does a Blue Ribbon Study of Gilmer County education successes and work with you to stop this consolidation to one school causing the destruction of FOUR communities in Gilmer County. The children won’t be forced to travel.

Result: Change of plans. “I was never against consolidation! I can’t be part of this.  I’ve been elected and put in as President of the board.”  I’ll destroy you.


Local BOE President swears: I have local political influence and will see to it that intervention ends within the first year.  I will be Superintendent and promise to fire the High School Head Administrator.

Result:  Ron Blankenship stays three years and Gabe Devono is appointed by the state as Superintendent of Gilmer County Schools July 1, 2014. The President turns in his resignation but withdraws it. His public goodbye quote regarding Mr. Blankenship? He had “promised the Superintendent to never be an impediment to anything he wanted to do”. Later informed new Superintendent and the Board “they” had been “misled”.


BS continues collecting expense checks for many “principled closed door meetings” no one seems aware of but himself. Once more no communication with local BOE. Even the OEPA and WVBOE begin to see a problem with him. Superintendent approval is guaranteed as BS is put in place over multiple planning committees for more money.

Result: Board President actually says and believes there’s no need to speak with fellow board as he does not feel he “would ever do anything wrong”. Everything is under control. Name dropping constantly. All was done in the name of a local business owner per BS. Leading Creek goes live and more checks collected for Governance Board and RESA meetings with no report to the Board, no report to the public, no report, no accountability, no transparency, really, no board involvement whatsoever. Attempts to personally attack fellow board members in illegal executive session fail.


Sets up a board member to report on questioned educational statistics at the High School. Tells no one.

Result:  When the Head Administrator responds to the report and asks who wanted it done the Presidents participation is revealed.  His response was well yes I did but the board member “WENT TOO FAR!” taking no accountability for his own promotion of board dysfunction. In fact creating and supporting it.


Reports he has it on good authority Gabe Devono will be leaving June 30, 2015. He will be the next Superintendent.

Result:  No change in the takeover status. Gabe still here.


Insists on a move to Minnie Hamilton offices increasing rent to the BOE by four fold.  Funds for education go to support a financially distressed County Commission. Attempts to force an illegal executive session fails. 

Result: No cost savings.  More politics and the pretense of financial control goes back to WVBOE. Medical facility use is now diverted.  A chiropractic office is turned away.


No public information,in fact, board President supports the state appointed Superintendent’s position of no information to the board. The President lets Teachers and Staff know he does not believe control should be returned to the local board. They are not ready. Same thing is told the OEPA afterwards says he is satisfied with the recent audit.

Result: No change in intervention status. One elementary school on a riverbank, in a flood plain and students sent out of county. Money lost. Current attempts to hurt the head High School Administrator are done in the name of protecting made up reports of sexually abused sixth, seventh and eighth grades while the real goal is an attempt to decrease her paycheck in retaliation over an old disagreement going back to a vote of no confidence from the GSC professionals.  Even though he knows doing so endangers any possible future for a High School/Middle School. Seems not to matter, nothing good for the school system appears to matter to President Simmons.


Totally denies actual public board votes to expand minutes request information and items on an agenda took place. Sees and hears nothing that does not support a state agenda and keep him the only one to meet with the Superintendent, the SBA, the BOE or hear of any plans.  Publicly refuses to support expanded meeting minutes or answering the questions of anyone in public delegation or from the board time and time again.

Results:  Public anger, board exasperation. No information.


The Big Question: Why is someone who is very willing to throw Students, Teachers, Parents, BOE staff, BOE members and even local philanthropists under the bus to protect and glorify himself allowed to continue in a leadership position? Why support this farce?


Recommendation: No vote for Lying BS. Show some real support for the capable and honest members of our Board of Education. Send the message it’s time to go BS.


LIAR  fabricator,  fabulist,  fibber,  prevaricator,  storyteller

Related Words: exaggerator,  mythomaniac;  calumniator,  defamer,  libeler,  libelist

slanderer;perjurer;  distorter,  falsifier;  equivocator,  palterer;    talebearer;  
charlatan,cheat,  cheater,  counterfeiter,  cozener,deciever,  defrauder,  
dissembler,  dissimulator,  double talker double dealer,  fraud,  hustler,  knave,  mountebank,  operator,  pretender


~~  Gilmer County Concerned Citizen(s)  ~~

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What can you expect from the man who believes Night Comes To The Cumberlands was the Master Plan for West Virginia’s economic development and Don’t Buy Another Vote I Won’t Pay For a Landslide was written as a political comedy?

We remember the excess levy meetings where Bill told us all we had to vote for the excess levy or else pay for student text books out of our own pocket.  What a fib.  The public found out too late federal law mandates the books be provided by the public school system.

By Won't Be Too Late Next Time  on  05.09.2016

Always talks about his history with Glenville State. Always first in line to put it down and push to shut it down. Never a good word about Glenville State College from Bill since he left.

By G Man  on  05.09.2016

If you want somebody running our Board of Ed that thinks a Lewis County school is more important than a Gilmer County school then darken the Simmons circle on the back of the ballot.

By My Family Won't  on  05.09.2016

LATEST UNTRUTH?
DEVONO & BILL’S PLANNING COMMITTEE DIDN’T INCLUDE THE MONEY IN A 14 MILLION PLUS BUDGET FOR PLAYGROUND EQUIPMENT AT THE NEW ELEMENTARY ON THE RIVER!!!
TEACHERS HELD A MOTHERS DAY LUNCHEON AT THE REC CENTER TO BEG FOR $200,000.
WHAT HAPPENED TO OVER ONE MILLION LOCAL MATCH AND ONE MILLION DEBT FOR BONDS?? DIDN’T HAVE TO BUY LAND.
WHY DIDN’T SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS KNOW ABOUT THIS?

By WHERE DID THE MONEY GO?  on  05.10.2016

Graft, corruption, stupidity, no common sense, are all on view for the entire country. Wonderful that social media can expose so much of it.

It makes you wonder how West Virginia can claim 46th in educational outcomes with the firm grip WVBOE has on failure?

By front seat view how the WVBOE operates  on  05.11.2016

There was at one time, and not long ago,  200K reserved in what the school administrators referred to as their “spend freely” account.

Even Lewis County Leading Creek teachers are well aware of the money.

WV legislators can count this as another of their long list of financial blunders.  We know who has to bail them all out.

By Guess that 200K account lived up to its name?  on  05.11.2016

How can they come up with $100,000 to patch a peice of roof on a closed elementary school this summer when they don’t have the money for a playground at a brand new one? Somebody needs to ask Ted Mattern.

By What Kind Of Game Are They Playing Here?  on  05.13.2016

The WVBOE kept finances because they want to continue to squander your money and they want to continue to keep your elected school board in the dark.

Been there to know how the WVBOE operates.

The decision to restore personnel decisions to your board is a farce. When you cannot hire and evaluate your own superintendent there will be business as usual.

Another observation is that when the State refuses to provide information to your board the farce is exposed even more.

By Mingo 1&2  on  05.13.2016

Will need pancake breakfast to raise money for the roof repair.  lmao Can you see Gabe and Bill with their chef hat and white aprons?  lol

By reader7  on  05.13.2016

Another example of inept WVBOE oversight! If the building is auctioned off the cost for the roof will never be recovered.

How could Mr. Green and others on the WVBOE argue that the expenditure will benefit the County’s children?

Makes one wonder if a deal was cut with a known bidder who will get the building with a good roof while paying a sacrifice cost.

With all the County’s money wasted with intervention an objective investigation is needed and it is needed now.

By Gilmer Taxpayer  on  05.13.2016

There is a double standard. The WVDOE can cheat us out of $800,000 because of accounting errors, our school system’s surplus $2,000,000 is gone, $1,000,000 in bond debt was taken on without citizen approval, board offices moved to Minnie Hamilton at a great additional expense to funnel money to the County Commission, and it mismanaged at Crooked Run to the tune of close to $1,000,000 to get us in a new school in a flood zone.

What will be done about it? Absolute nothing because the WVBOE is not held accountable.

All the money is gone and citizens have to raise money for playground equipment at the new school.

By Broken State Government  on  05.14.2016

It is a pathetic indicator of broken State government when the WVBOE’s waste of the County’s school system money, at the expense of our children, is considered.

One thing was left off. The estimated total cost of the WVBOE’s intervention superintendents is $150,000 yearly to be about 50K more a year compared to what a superintendent in a small county normally receives.

The waste amounts to about 250K for the five years of intervention. That sum is what citizens are trying to raise for the new playground equipment.

To top it off as reported by the WVBOE’s OEPA the current superintendent needs mentoring and remedial training. Where other than in WV would a waste of this magnitude exist?

The WVBOE should be shut down!!!!!!

By Rexroad  on  05.15.2016

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G-LtE™: Not a Popularity Contest - We Must Respect Each Other

The Free Press WV

Dear Gilmer County Citizens,

I have never been as involved in any political campaign and election season as I have been on both a national and local level as I have been with Election 2016. As I have quietly observed the “political turmoil” unfold the vast amount of candidate disrespect that takes place from all offices is shameful. I was raised in this county and MANY MANY years ago I was proud to be able to call it home. This county has changed drastically and that is not something that has happened in the last 4 years.

I believe that every individual running for office should have an equal opportunity to do so. I also believe that every citizen of the county has the right to be fully informed of the truth. Those individuals that seek out the truth deserve to know it. I give kudos to The Gilmer Free Press for providing well researched information. I have seen posts on social media of citizens expressing their dislike for specific candidate(s), though this may not be viewed in an appropriate fashion to some at least they are speaking up. Contrary to a candidate’s recent Facebook post claiming childish lies about own-self on Facebook, these individuals are speaking the truth. Dislike how they are getting their point across if you would like but don’t bury your head in the sand over the truth. It is so scary to think that our county does not care about the things that are so important in this world anymore. We need honesty. We need integrity. We need respect.

I am not saying such a person is not a good person, personally. I do not know the person, but I am saying I have taken enough time to know that this person has not been forth right and up front about the tasks he performed while he held the position of a Gilmer County as an Elected Official several years ago. This person may make a good friend. This person may have done a terrific other jobs, but this person did NOT however follow the codes established by the ethics committee on the expenditures of public funds. Please keep in mind that this is not a rumor. It is a fact and can be verified in the courthouse. This person began this campaign by disrespecting the opponent(s) and by being dishonest and to me that is not a representation of a good and honest person.

I hope that people in this county want a person in office to do the job this person is running for and not just looking for someone to be a yes person and say the fluffy words that they want to hear. Check the verifiable facts at the courthouse.

Start voting today and stop in the courthouse just like I did if you have questions about what is and is not true. This is not a contest on slander and disrespect this is an attempt to maintain progress in the county.

~~  A Gilmer Citizen - Information on File ~~

Interested in Being An Election Poll Worker?

The Free Press WV

The Gilmer County Democratic Executive Committee is selecting poll workers for the May 10 primary election.

You must be a registered democrat and available to work on Election Day.

You must also be available to attend training on a scheduled day a few weeks prior.

Poll workers are paid $120 for their services.

If you are interested, please contact one of the following persons:

  • 304.462.7006   Bob Radabaugh

  • 304.462.8907   Sandy Pettit

  • 304.462.7443   Heather Minney Jamison

  • 304.266.9487   Conner Ferguson

  • 304.841.4585   Stephen Dye

G-LtE™: Call to Our Commissioners - Let’s Make It Fair

The Free Press WV

The Gilmer County Commission is meeting on Friday, January 22, 2016 at 9:00 AM.

By looking at the AGENDA I noticed the following item:

Levy request from: Gilmer County Volunteer Fire Department and Gilmer County Ambulance Authority

Currently, the levy money is split 70/30 between the EMS and fire department with the EMS getting 70%.

Concerned citizens in Gilmer County feel it should be a 50/50 split.

Why?

The fire department has no other financial resource besides fund drives to buy equipment or anything else needed by the department.

The EMS charges the county residence every time they are called.  And if you decide you don’t need them, you still get charged.

The fire department is a body of volunteers who CHARGE NOTHING to come to your home or a car wreck no matter what time of day or night.

It is the community talk as well as listening to scanner that many times the EMS has to get Lewis or another county to respond to our county to help our people. But as soon as FCI –Gilmer prison calls for an ambulance they are right away in route.

I just wanted to let this out and maybe get more people talking to the county commissioners and voice their concerns about a 50/50 split.

All we are asking is fairness.

Thank you

Concerned Citizens

~~  Author on File ~~

West Virginia Hunters Check In 1,131 Fall Turkeys

The Free Press WV

SOUTH CHARLESTON, WV - Fall turkey hunters checked in 1,131 turkeys this fall from 33 open counties, according to Keith Krantz, wild turkey and upland game bird project leader for the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources (DNR).

Leading the state, Randolph County hunters reported harvesting 114 birds, followed by Greenbrier (81), Preston (71), Nicholas (63) and Pocahontas (62) county hunters. Preston County hunters have a two-week season while the others in the top five counties had four-week seasons. The 14 “traditional” fall hunting counties accounted for 56 percent of the total fall harvest, which was very similar to previous years.

All six DNR districts were open to fall turkey hunting in 2015. District 3 led the state with a harvest of 371 birds, followed by District 4 (208), District 2 (196), District 1 (185), District 6 (109) and District 5 (62).

“Fall turkey harvests are driven by a number of factors, including hunter participation, recruitment of turkeys into the population, and availability of hard mast,” Krantz said. “Harvest is relatively low in many of our nontraditional counties because hunters there were likely bowhunting for deer and not fall turkey hunting. Harvest numbers, therefore, may not reflect relative abundance of turkeys in those counties.”

DNR’s annual Mast Survey Report found oak mast to be spotty at best. which likely concentrated birds at localized food sources in many traditional counties. The hunter outlook part of the Mast Survey accurately predicted a turkey harvest similar to the 956 taken in 2014.

Fall harvest of wild turkeys in West Virginia, 2011-2015

County

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

Barbour

0

30

0

18

0

Brooke

6

7

9

2

6

Hancock

8

11

8

5

8

Harrison

20

26

20

20

28

Marion

0

15

4

6

19

Marshall

11

28

10

22

9

Monongalia

13

18

24

15

25

Ohio

12

12

9

3

6

Preston

76

63

77

53

71

Taylor

0

11

8

5

0

Tucker

17

25

14

25

13

Wetzel

0

14

2

18

0

District 1 Subtotal

163

260

185

192

185

Berkeley

35

18

36

19

29

Grant

31

31

41

17

38

Hampshire

22

22

41

15

35

Hardy

27

30

34

18

31

Mineral

32

22

28

16

24

Morgan

18

5

14

15

15

Pendleton

38

46

26

31

24

District 2 Subtotal

203

174

220

131

196

Lewis

22

0

8

0

25

Nicholas

61

98

39

88

63

Pocahontas

68

79

57

54

62

Randolph

142

77

59

83

114

Upshur

42

43

28

0

59

Webster

44

58

35

50

48

District 3 Subtotal

379

355

226

275

371

Greenbrier

90

138

64

81

81

McDowell

0

0

33

0

0

Mercer

52

0

0

2

0

Monroe

63

89

71

52

61

Summers

31

73

42

41

25

Wyoming

0

0

37

35

41

District 4 Subtotal

236

300

247

211

208

Cabell

5

12

4

0

0

Lincoln

0

0

14

0

0

Mason

57

41

26

33

43

Putnam

21

21

2

0

19

Logan

0

0

17

0

0

District 5 Subtotal

83

74

63

33

62

Calhoun

0

14

8

0

0

Gilmer

0

0

6

0

0

Jackson

33

39

18

37

24

Pleasants

2

5

4

3

6

Ritchie

0

0

2

12

0

Tyler

9

6

1

8

15

Wirt

34

23

19

23

17

Wood

43

44

20

31

47

District 6 Subtotal

121

131

78

114

109

Unknown

1

0

0

0

0

State Total

1,186

1,294

1,019

956

1,131

Deer Hunters in West Virginia Harvest 66,374 Bucks During the Buck Firearms Season

The Free Press WV

SOUTH CHARLESTON, WV - Preliminary data collected from the new electronic game checking system indicate deer hunters in West Virginia harvested 66,374 bucks during the two-week buck firearms season, which ran from November 23 through December 05, 2015, according to Paul Johansen, chief of the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources (DNR) Wildlife Resources Section.  

The 2015 buck harvest is up 77 percent from the 2014 harvest of 37,450. The top 10 counties for buck harvest were:  Ritchie (2,273), Preston (2,242), Lewis (2,157), Hampshire (2,107), Jackson (2,094), Roane (2,087), Hardy (1,885), Greenbrier (1,884), Upshur (1,864) and Wood (1,802).

The buck harvest increased in all DNR districts. The largest percentage increases occurred in the western counties of the state where the harvest was double that of last year. Excellent weather conditions and the lack of acorns were the primary reasons for the increase in 2015.

“We are very pleased with how hunters adapted to the new electronic game checking system,” added Johansen. “We have received many positive comments about the ease of being able to check deer and other game using the telephone, Internet or by stopping at a license agent.”

Johansen reminds hunters that several days of deer hunting opportunity still remain for 2015, including the remainder of the muzzleloader season, which runs through Saturday, December 12,. The traditional antlerless deer season in selected counties on both public and private land opens Thursday, December 17, and runs through Saturday, December 19. The Youth, Class Q/QQ and Class XS deer season for antlerless deer will be open Saturday, December 26, and Monday, December 28, in any county with a firearms deer season. This will be followed by the reopening of Class N/NN antlerless deer season December 29-31 in specified counties or portions of counties (see 2015 - 2016 Hunting and Trapping Regulations Summary or visit the DNR website at www.wvdnr.gov for county and area listings).

West Virginia Buck Firearms Season Harvest, 2011-2015

County

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

Barbour

1372

1177

1109

886

1443

Brooke

413

407

389

251

316

Hancock

324

320

273

200

231

Harrison

1494

1385

1301

930

1571

Marion

1249

1089

1130

702

1354

Marshall

1407

1309

1051

707

933

Monongalia

1508

1297

1107

689

1218

Ohio

467

466

399

232

334

Preston

2224

2158

1741

1526

2242

Taylor

768

684

635

453

793

Tucker

738

649

527

494

782

Wetzel

1615

1471

1537

891

1334

District 1 Subtotal

13,579

12,412

11,199

7,961

12,551

Berkeley

835

767

871

522

1001

Grant

1266

1250

1135

783

1374

Hampshire

1676

1588

1846

1094

2107

Hardy

1589

1429

1447

920

1885

Jefferson

447

526

445

385

553

Mineral

1286

1181

1345

835

1452

Morgan

601

602

743

412

782

Pendleton

1391

1373

1163

861

1407

District 2 Subtotal

9,091

8,716

8,995

5,812

10,561

Braxton

1468

1401

1626

921

1803

Clay

519

528

475

329

626

Lewis

1586

1365

1692

1166

2157

Nicholas

1279

1212

824

871

1306

Pocahontas

1106

1152

961

831

1036

Randolph

2032

1804

1329

1291

1705

Upshur

1612

1283

1396

1009

1864

Webster

1063

817

717

632

1080

District 3 Subtotal

10,665

9,562

9,020

7,050

11,577

Fayette

1005

996

835

725

1258

Greenbrier

1783

1875

1509

1372

1884

McDowell

0

0

0

0

0

Mercer

647

682

536

402

865

Monroe

1364

1569

1466

1004

1603

Raleigh

739

749

579

506

914

Summers

865

1077

973

657

1077

Wyoming

0

0

0

0

0

District 4 Subtotal

6,403

6,948

5,898

4,666

7,601

Boone

653

898

725

519

865

Cabell

705

750

763

421

687

Kanawha

1275

1164

1380

730

1609

Lincoln

1146

1319

1124

720

1412

Logan

0

0

0

0

0

Mason

1944

1676

1495

1002

1662

Mingo

0

0

0

0

0

Putnam

1170

1191

1210

565

1286

Wayne

894

1041

870

528

962

District 5 Subtotal

7,787

8,039

7,567

4,485

8,483

Calhoun

962

770

1164

504

1217

Doddridge

1000

950

1243

615

1508

Gilmer

1029

911

1427

669

1560

Jackson

1962

1630

1917

1107

2094

Pleasants

512

371

438

273

542

Ritchie

1701

1512

2091

1123

2273

Roane

1694

1391

1893

927

2087

Tyler

1189

922

1000

566

1245

Wirt

944

846

1091

681

1273

Wood

1639

1403

1580

1011

1802

District 6 Subtotal

12,632

10,706

13,844

7,476

15,601

State Total

60,157

56,383

56,523

37,450

66,374

Gilmer County Clerk: Notice to Creditors and Beneficiaries - 07.16.15

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CLERK OF THE COUNTY COMMISSION OF GILMER COUNTY, WEST VIRGINIA
NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND BENEFICIARIES

The administration of the estates(s) of the following deceased is pending before the Clerk of the County Commission of Gilmer County, 10 Howard Street, Glenville WV 26351.

The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative’s attorney are set forth below.

Notice is hereby given that the estate(s) of the following has been opened for probate.  Any interested person objecting to the validity of the will, the qualifications of the personal representative or the venue or jurisdiction of the court, shall file notice of an objection with the County Commission within ninety days after the date of the first publication or within 30 days of service of notice, whichever is later.  If an objection is not timely filed, the objection is forever barred.

All persons having claims against the estate(s) of the said following deceased, whether due or not, are notified to exhibit their claims, with the voucher thereof, legally verified, to the undersigned, at the County Clerk’s Office on or before September 14, 2015  otherwise they may by law be excluded from all benefit of said estate(s).  All beneficiaries of said estate(s) may appear on or before said day to examine said claims and otherwise protect their interests.

Claims against the estate must be filed in accordance with West Virginia Code 44-1-14a.

 

DECENDENT NAME PER.REP/NAME REPER.REP/ADDRESS
Nellajean Bumgardner Donna G. Pugh 845 Treasury Bend Dr.
Charleston, SC 29412
Thural W. Williams Sr. Gladys M. Williams 231 Crooked Fork Rd
Rosedale, WV 26636
Helen Lucille Collins Richard Lee Collins
Danial L. Collins
3582 Rocky Fk Rd, Orlando, WV 26412
PO Box 382, Lumberport, WV 26386
Sylvia B. Dobbins Wesley Junior Dobbinst 212 Nicholas Run Rd
Gassaway, WV 26624


Clerk of Gilmer County Commission
Jean Butcher
10 Howard Street
Glenville, WV 26351

The date of the first publication of this Notice is : July 16, 2015

Geraldine “Gerry” Moore Reitres from Horizon Energy

Geraldine “Gerry” Moore, Distribution Supervisor for Horizon Energy Corporation in Sand Fork, West Virginia, retired on June 15, 2015 with 27 years of service.  Her employment began on November 02, 1987 as a part time Secretary for Continental Petroleum Company and transitioned to Office Manager and Corporate Secretary for Horizon Energy Corporation in later years. 

As many co-workers and friends can attest, Gerry’s dedication to her job and strong work ethic are second to none.  She has proven to be a committed and loyal employee, frequently going above and beyond to ensure that the work was completed correctly and timely.  In fact, she earned the nickname of “Bloodhound” for her ability to accomplish tasks and find solutions to long-standing issues.

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Gerry is not only a dedicated employee but a friend to many who have had the opportunity to work with, or around her.  She will be sorely missed, particularly by all of us at Horizon Energy, but also by our associates.

Gerry sums her employment with the following:  “I interviewed at Continental Petroleum in 1987 for a part time position to cover a maternity leave for their full time employee.  Twenty-seven years later, I am retiring from my part time job.  Knowing nothing at all about the Oil and Gas industry, starting this new job was a challenge.  The “Jones Family” took a chance on me.  I was blessed to have good teachers who were patient and willing to share their knowledge.  Leaving Horizon Energy, I take an abundance of good memories made with friends and co-workers.  I shall ever be grateful to Bob, Judy and Rob for my many years in Sand Fork.”

Gerry plans to spend time with her husband, Gary, their five children (Marcie, Brian, Misty, Carey and Lori) and eight grandchildren (Jordanne, Tyler, Austin, Grace, Laurann, Daney, Eden and Mack).

Roger F. “Rabbit” Frame

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Roger F. “Rabbit” Frame

Age 58, of Rosedale, WV passed away February 16, 2015 at home after a short battle with cancer.

He was born March 26, 1956 at Shock, WV.

He is the son of the late William C. and Mary Lucille Lanham Frame.

He was preceded in death by sisters, Mary Iris Frame and Emma Karol Isenhart; brothers, William “Bill” and Harmey “Sam” Frame.

He loved to camp, read, and listen to classical music.

He is survived by sisters, Evelyn Spaur and husband, Rexell of Sand Fork, WV and Betty Crutcher of Carlsbad, NM; brothers, Vernon Frame and wife, Barb of Vienna, Clelly “Tub” Frame and wife, Charlotte of Rosedale; several nieces and nephews.

He will be greatly missed.

A gathering of family and friends will held from 6 to 9 PM Thursday, February 19, 2015 at Richard M. Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway.

Per Mr. Frame’s request his body will be cremated following services.

A private memorial service will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers the family request donations be made toward the funeral expenses.

Arrangements by Richard M. Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway.

Betty Lou Carter Boone Carson

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Betty Lou Carter Boone Carson

Age 66, of Buckhannon, WV, was called home to be with our Lord and Savior on Thursday, January 08, 2015 at St. Joseph’s Hospital following a long illness.

She was born July 02, 1948 at Rosedale, WV a daughter of the late Orville and Edith King Carter.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her first husband, Hughie G. Boone; brothers, Bill, Jack, Johnny, Jim, and Richard Carter; sisters, Rita and Lois Carter.

Betty was a homemaker and foster parent. She loved being a wife and taking care of kids. She loved spending time with her grand kids, family and friends.

She was a member of the Tennerton United Methodist Church.

She is survived by her second husband, John Sherman Carson of Buckhannon; daughter, Patricia G. Boone of Buckhannon; sons, Daniel Carson and wife, Mary of Converse, TX and Matthew Carson of Fairmont; brothers, Jerry Carter and wife, Sherry of Grafton, OH, Donald Carter and wife, Vicky of Rosedale and Timmy Carter of Rosedale; sisters, Carolyn Jackson and husband, Bill of Beverly and Janet Carter of Frametown; five grand kids, Kelsie Boone, Bobby Barnett, Makayla, Chris, and Alma Ann Carson; several nieces and nephews.

Service will be 11 AM Tuesday, January 13, 2015 at Richard M. Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway with Rev. Ronzel Roberts officiating.

Burial will be in the Rosedale Community Cemetery.

Friends may call from 6 to 9 PM Monday at the funeral home.

Arrangements by Richard M. Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway, WV.

Naomi Ruth Down

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Naomi Ruth Down

Age 72 of Grantsville, West Virginia, (formerly of Rosedale, West Virginia and Newfield, New Jersey), departed this life at 6:36 AM Monday January 05, 2015, at the Minnie Hamilton Health Center in Grantsville, WV; following an extended illness.

Born May 14, 1942 in Tennessee, she was the daughter of the late Henry and Vergie Jenkins Brown.

Ruth was a 1960 graduate of Cosby High School in Cosby, Tennessee. After graduating High School she and her sister Ella, moved to New Jersey for work. She worked for Kimble Glass in New Jersey and had 42 years experience in various positions at the factory. She retired in 2004 and enjoyed traveling, tending to her flower garden, and taking care of the elderly.

On July 20, 1991 she was united in marriage to Harold Down, who survives at their Rosedale, WV; home.

Surviving are 4 children, Karl Mark Wagner Jr. of Mays Landing, New Jersey, Richard Down of Newfield, New Jersey,, Debra Ferrari of Vineland, New Jersey, and Julann Jarvis of Clayton, New Jersey, 1 Granddaughter, Heather Jarvis of Pittsgrove, New Jersey, 1 great granddaughter, Laura Rae Dorfeld of Pittsgrove, NJ; and 1 sister, Ella Ryan of Vineland, NJ.

Along with her parents, Ruth was preceded in death by 6 siblings.

Ruth’s request for cremation has been honored, and the family will have a Celebration of Life at the Newfield United Methodist Church, Columbia & Elmo Ave. Newfield NJ 08344 at 11:00 AM Saturday January 17, 2015 with Pastor Howard Marshall officiating.

Burial will follow in the Rose Hill Cemetery in Newfield, NJ.

In lieu of flowers the family request memorial contributions be made in Ruth’s name to the Newfield United Methodist Church, Columbia & Elmo Ave. Newfield NJ 08344.

Ellyson Mortuary Inc; Glenville, West Virginia is assisting the family of Naomi Ruth Down with arrangements.

Catalina Ruby Jean Lacy

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Billy and Marie Lacy of Rosedale, WV announce the birth of their daughter, Catalina Ruby Jean Lacy.

She was born Sunday, November 02, 2014 at the Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital of Weston.

The little girl weighed 5-pounds, 15-ounces and is the couples fourth child.

The mother is the form Marie Adkinson and is a homemaker.

The father is a truck driver. Maternal grandparents are Edward and Betty Adkinson of Prescott Valley, AZ.

Paternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Lynn McCumbers of Spencer, WV.

Chloe Lenora (Eggeman) Smith

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Chloe Lenora (Eggeman) Smith

Age 78, of Wooster, Ohio formerly of Orrville, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, December 09, 2014, at Shady Lawn Health Care Community in Dalton, following a period of declining health.

Lenora was born on October 24, 1936, in Arnoldsburg, WV to the late Johnie and Cora (Butler) Alfred.

she married Robert J. “Bob” Eggeman on July 26, 1957 in WV. Bob passed away on May 04, 1995.

She later married Ronald L. Smith on November 14, 1998, in Wooster.

She graduated from Calhoun County High School, Class of 1955 and worked for American Weatherseal and Westinghouse in Orrville, eventually retiring from Rubbermaid in Wooster.

Lenora was a member of St. Michael’s Lutheran Church in Marshallville.

She enjoyed camping, sightseeing, traveling, and going out to eat with her husband. She will be remembered as a people person who especially loved spending time with her grandchildren.

Surviving are her husband, Ronald Smith of Wooster; children, Brenda Eggeman of Dalton, R. John Eggeman of Wooster, Randy Smith of MI, and Diana (Jeremy) Dutra of MI; grandchildren, Heather (John) Bischoff of Orrville, Kyle R. Yates of Dalton, and Krissy, Scotty, and Ronny Todd, all of MI; great grandchildren, Riley, Hope, Taylor, Rhys, Hunter, Leland, J.T., and Brie of Orrville, and Jaidyn, Briana, Aubrey, Jaxon, Leona and Nathan of MI; and a sister, Carolyn (Frank) Miller of Rosedale, WV.

In addition to her first husband, she was preceded in death by sons, Paul D. Eggeman, and Rodney A. Eggeman; and a sister, Nellie Alfred.

Services will be held at 4:00 PM on Sunday, December 14, 2014, at Auble Funeral Home, 512 East Oak Street, Orrville Ohio, with Rev. John Corsi officiating.

Friends may call on Sunday at the funeral home, from 2:00 to 4:00 PM prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to LifeCare Hospice, 1900 Akron Road, Wooster OH 44691, or to St. Michael’s Lutheran Church, 7404 Coal Bank Road, Marshallville OH 44645.

Gilmer County Board of Education Special Meeting - 12.08.14

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AGENDA
SPECIAL MEETING
Gilmer County Board of Education
Central Office
Monday, December 08, 2014 – 3:30 PM

I. CALL TO ORDER - Roll Call by President


II. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE


III. STRATEGIC PLAN
- Mr. Devono

        A. Section I – Mission Statement

        B. Section II – Goals

        C. Section III – Professional Development Needs


IV. TECHNOLOGY PLAN


V. ADJOURNMENT

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