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.

Lester Virgil McCumbers

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Lester Virgil McCumbers

Age 93, of Rosedale, WV, passed away January 26, 2015 at Minnie Hamilton Health System in Grantsville.

Born August 15, 1921 in Calhoun County, WV, he was a son of the late Henry Franklin and Ida Myrtle McCumbers.

Surviving are his children, Bea (Wetzel) Putnam of Arnoldsburg, Anna Lee (Jimmie) White of Auburn Township, OH, Paulette (Dennis) Ice of Garrettsville, OH, Joan (Paul) Cottrell of Nicut, Sharon (George) Morris of Lake Milton, OH, Billy (Pat) McCumbers of Big Bend, Tammy (Rick) Smith of Tanner, Timmy (Mary) McCumbers of Nicut. Also surviving are 23 grandchildren; 27 great grandchildren; several great-great grandchildren.

He is preceded in death, in addition to his parents, by his wife Linda McCumbers; son Roger McCumbers; two grandchildren; four sisters and four brothers.

Lester has played music since he was about 14 years old. As a young man, he played guitar with local fiddlers such as French Carpenter, Ward Jarvis, and Harvey Sampson. Lester learned to play fiddle from his father, Henry Franklin McCumbers, and playing the fiddle has always been a big part of his life.

In the mid-1960’s, Lester and his wife Linda played in a band with their sons Roger, Bill, and Tim, along with their son-in-law Paul Cottrell. They called themselves Lester McCumbers & the Sandy Valley Boys, and hosted a radio show on WSPZ radio in Spencer. The 30-minute shows were live on the air every Saturday afternoon and featured many local musicians. After their son Roger passed away in 1998, the Sandy Valley Boys disbanded, and Lester and Linda began playing with Braxton County old-time banjo player Carroll Hardway. They played festivals around the state until Carroll’s death in 2002. After that, Lester and Linda continued to play at festivals around West Virginia with old-time banjo player Kim Johnson, and were often joined by their sons Bill and Tim.

Lester and Linda were popular attractions at festivals all across the area. Their favorite festival was the WV Folk Festival at Glenville, and Lester won many blue ribbons there at fiddle contests over the years. In 2004, Lester became the first West Virginian to win the first place blue ribbon in the fiddle contest at the Appalachian String Band Festival at Clifftop. In 2005, Lester was the recipient of the Vandalia Award presented by the West Virginia Division of Culture and History. Each year, the Vandalia Award, the state’s highest folk life honor, is presented to recognize a lifetime contribution to West Virginia’s folk culture. Another of his treasured memories was when he was invited to play at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville where he had the opportunity to play with a variety of artists.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 PM Friday January 30, 2015 at Stump Funeral Home in Arnoldsburg with Rev. Chris Stout officiating.

Burial will follow in the Mount Run Cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home Friday from 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM prior to the services.

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

I. CALL TO ORDER - Roll Call by President


- Mr. Devono

        A. Section I – Mission Statement

        B. Section II – Goals

        C. Section III – Professional Development Needs



Lisa Ann Peggs Wallbrown

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Lisa Ann Peggs Wallbrown

Age 39 of Glenville, West Virginia, departed this life Early Tuesday morning December 02, 2014 at her residence on Mineral Road following a sudden illness.

Born September 25, 1975 in Oberlin, Ohio, daughter of Reta Wifong of Cedarville, WV and Rick Peggs of New London, OH.

Lisa was an Assistant Manager at McDonalds of Glenville, and had 12 years experience in the fast food industry. She was a graduate of Keystone High School in LaGrange, Ohio, class of 1994. Lisa loved spending time with her children and watching them play sports. She loved her animals, cleaning, reading, and spending time with family.

Lisa will be missed many of her “adopted” children, family and friends.

On August 29, 2007, she was united in marriage to Michael P. Wallbrown who survives at their Glenville home.

Surviving are 4 children, Jordan Thomas Peggs, Kailee Michelle Seabold, Tristan Ryan Peggs, and Breanna Jade Peggs, all of Glenville, WV; 2 brothers, Todd Peggs and companion Cassie of Cleveland, OH; and Colin Peggs of Polk, OH; and 4 sisters,  Dana Miller and husband Todd of Sandpoint, Idaho, Kaylee Peggs and Kendra Peggs of Polk, OH; and Deanna Taylor and husband Greg of Glenville, WV.

She is survived by nieces and nephews, Logan and Austin Tant, Jerimiah, Ryleigh, and Layla Wallbrown and James McCune, all of Baldwin, WV; Sister-in-laws, Crystal Cox and Jean Wallbrown of Baldwin, WV; and brother-in-law, Matt Wallbrown of Rosedale, WV.

Funeral Services will be conducted at the Ellyson Mortuary Inc. 2 Vanhorn Drive, Glenville, WV, 26351 at 11:00 AM Saturday December 06, 2014 with Pastor Bryan Groves officiating.

Burial will follow at the Cedarville Cemetery,  in Cedarville.

Friends and Family may call from 3-7 PM Friday evening at the Mortuary.

Ellyson Mortuary Inc. is assisting the family of Lisa Ann Wallbrown with arrangements.

Gilmer County, WV - Official Certified November 04, 2014 Election Results

Gilmer County, WV - Official Certified November 04, 2014 Election Results
1 5 6 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 20 24 27 31 Total
  U.S. Senate
Shelly Moore Capito R 126 101 84 86 68 2 6 91 85 63 31 103 82 61 989
Natalie Tennant D 37 64 31 50 25 4 2 96 74 26 15 76 34 38 572
John S. Buckley L 3 7 1 1 0 1 0 5 7 1 0 3 1 3 33
Bob Henry Baber M 9 6 2 4 4 0 1 13 6 7 1 13 10 4 80
Phil Hudok C 1 1 2 1 0 0 0 1 4 1 2 0 0 0 13
TOTAL: 176 179 120 142 97 7 9 206 176 98 49 195 127 106 1,687
  U.S. House of Representatives
David B. McKinley R 100 83 74 68 58 3 4 80 66 48 22 88 73 50 817
Glen B. Gainer III D 73 95 47 71 39 4 3 120 107 46 26 100 50 55 836
TOTAL: 173 178 121 139 97 7 7 200 173 94 48 188 123 105 1,653
  WV State Senate
Kent Leonhardt R 88 76 58 55 52 77 73 57 536
Larry John Edgell D 66 87 47 68 29 95 40 39 471
Jeffrey Frank Jarrell C 3 4 4 3 6 4 1 2 27
Michael L ‘Mike” Queen R           1 3 58 49 25 21       157
Mike Romano D           5 5 124 102 57 28       321
Patrick Shawn Smith L           1 1 19 22 12 0       55
TOTAL: 157 167 109 126 87 7 9 201 173 94 49 176 114 98 1,567
  WV House of Delegates
June Turner R 61 48 56 27 20 212
Brent Boggs D 111 151 120 67 28 477
Roger Hanshaw R 100 61 66 56 2 5 83 80 57 510
David A. Walker D 74 58 70 35 5 3 101 36 44 426
TOTAL: 174 172 119 136 91 7 8 199 176 94 48 184 116 101 1,625
  Gilmer County Commission
Brian Kennedy D 102 105 80 79 45 4 3 132 108 61 31 122 65 66 1,003
John Bennett D 127 122 89 102 60 5 7 169 134 80 39 137 77 68 1,216
TOTAL: 229 227 169 181 105 9 10 301 242 141 70 259 142 134 2,219
Nonprofit Youth Organization F 83 58 41 66 36 3 6 108 82 36 30 116 55 36 756
A 62 87 51 52 42 4 2 62 73 34 17 50 53 42 631
Gilmer Public Library F 100 100 73 105 59 5 9 167 116 66 36 150 72 70 1,128
A 62 72 43 31 36 2 0 31 55 24 13 35 47 33 484
Gilmer Couty Extension Service F 89 94 72 95 56 5 7 153 101 59 28 145 68 68 1,040
A 65 77 42 36 35 2 1 45 64 31 19 38 49 35 539
Gilmer County Parks and Recreation F 102 97 65 105 57 3 8 161 106 61 33 158 76 68 1,100
A 61 73 51 30 36 4 1 35 62 30 15 28 43 34 503
Gilmer County Board of Health F 114 112 78 104 56 5 8 164 114 61 34 150 72 72 1,144
A 47 65 38 30 36 2 1 38 56 28 14 35 47 29 466
Gilmer County Senior Citizens F 126 123 92 106 70 4 9 169 119 61 41 153 92 79 1,244
A 42 52 26 29 25 3 1 32 55 27 7 33 30 25 387
Precinct 1 – Normantown
Precinct 5 – Cedarville
Precinct 6 – Rosedale
Precinct 12 – Kanawha Drive
Precinct 13 – Tanner
Precinct 14 – Sand Fk - Elementary School Gymnasium
Precinct 15 – Glenville - Elementary School - Music Room
Precinct 16 – Gilmer County High School - Commons Area
Precinct 17 – Sand Fk - Elemetary School Cafeteria
Precinct 18 – Stouts Mills
Precinct 20 – Gilmer County High School - Library
Precinct 24 – Glenville - Elementary – Cafeteria
Precinct 27 – Troy
Precinct 31 – Cox’s Mills
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Memorial Service for Vaughn Rose - 11.15.14

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There will be a Memorial Service for Vaughn Rose,

Saturday, November 15, 2014 at the Rosedale Baptist Church, Rosedale, WV

The service will begin at 1:00 PM

Irene Phyllis Vannoy Carter

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Irene Phyllis Vannoy Carter

Age 70, of Chloe, WV passed away October 30, 2014 at her home.

She was born September 17, 1944 at Nicut WV, a daughter of the late Robert and Virginia Vannoy King.

She is survived by her husband, Gene Carter; daughters Rhonda Bowen of Chloe and Mary Warner of Rosedale, WV; grandchildren, Alicia Warner of Chloe, Alexandra Warner of Rosedale, Emily Felter of Marietta ,OH, Monica Wilson of Parkersburg ,WV, Micahla Bowen of Chloe and Waylon Carter of Arnoldsburg, WV; great grandchildren, Brantley Bailey and John Martin of Chloe, Braedyn Warner and Isaiah Jones of Rosedale; siblings, Nancy Craddock of Rittman, OH and Loretta Lamb of Lutz FL; as well as several nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death, in addition to her parents, by her son Philip Carter; and brother Lawrence King.

Private family graveside services were held on Friday October 31, 2014 with burial following in the King Cemetery at Nicut.

Vaughn Luther Rose

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Vaughn Luther Rose

passed away at home Tuesday, October 14, 2014.

He was born and raised at Rosedale, WV, and graduated from Normantown High School in 1959.

He went to Ohio to find work and met Carol Costilow at Leavittsburg, OH. They married June 02, 1961. They later moved to Pennsboro, WV, where Vaughn farmed, cut timber, and recycled junk cars.

He enjoyed deer and ‘coon hunting. While there they were blessed to adopt Stacie in 1972.

Vaughn served in the Army 1966 to 1968 at Ft. Jackson, SC; Ft. Bragg, NC; and had medical training at Ft. Sam Houston, San Antonio, TX.

Looking for a warmer climate, they moved to McKenzie, TN, in 1977. After a year of farming and raising feeder pigs there, Vaughn knew he needed a dry climate. They researched locations from Texas to Arizona and settled in Deming in 1979. Vaughn worked on a ranch at Akela until 1984 where he worked cattle roundups, repaired and operated equipment, ran a one-man-sawmill, made adobes, and helped build the owner’s house. He obtained a business license as Rose’s Enterprises and did mechanic work, backhoe work and metal recycling.

The family enjoyed traveling when they could to visit family and friends back east, as well as sight seeing in New Mexico and Arizona. They enjoyed taking family sightseeing when they visited. Several of Carol’s family relocated to Deming.

In 2007 Vaughn was diagnosed with cancer. He continued to work as long as he was able while getting treatment.

Vaughn is survived by Carol and Stacie; brothers, George (Sandra) and Clarence (Dreama) Rose; sisters, Virginia (Edwin) Ulderich, Laura (John) Gribble, Nancy (John) Welch, Mary (Roger) Foutty, Louise (Leary) VanHorn; brothers-in-law, Gary Nichols and Lane Costilow; sisters-in-law, Karen Colley, Mary (Randy) Pulley, Rosalie Bennett, Lucille (Danny)Younger, Kathy Karr, and Genia (Tom) Allison; Aunt Ruth Mullins Zimora; and many cousins, nephews and nieces.

He was preceded in death by his parents Harvey Gordon and Stella Mullins Rose; infant brother, Charles; sisters, Genevra Call and husband Clarence, Emma Nichols, and Nina Conrad and husband Glenn; sister-in-law Emolene Dobbins Rose.

Vaughn was a member of the Church of Christ.

He loved his family, friends, church family as well as people he “adopted” as family, Wendy, Olida, Yadira, Ilda, Maria, and Thomas and their families.

The family wish to thank Rosalie who stayed in the home to help care for Vaughn; nurses Dan, Yvonne and Diane and Carol and Lisa of AmberCare Hospice who were of such comfort the last weeks.

Thank all of you who sent cards, called, visited and prayed with and for us.

Cremation has taken place with Terrazas Funeral Chapel.

A memorial service will be held at Ninth Church of Christ, 500 S. 9th St., on Friday, October 24 , 2014, at 1:00 PM.

Laura Dorothy Marie Jones Lane

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Laura Dorothy Marie Jones Lane

Age 90, a long-time resident of Upper Nicut, Rosedale, WV for 71 years, passed away Sunday September 28, 2014 at home.

She was born February 23, 1924 in St. Mary’s, WV, the daughter of the late Dewey and Clara Bell Greenlee Jones.

She is survived by sons, Timothy Lane of Upper Nicut, Larry Lane of Marshall Illinois, Derek Lane of Mt. Run, Jack Lane of Upper Nicut; daughters, Sandra Beitz of Williamstown, Carolyn Lane of Upper Nicut; 10 grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren and 6 great-great grandchildren.

She is preceded in death in addition to her parents, by her husband Earnest Newton Lane; sons Gary Lane and David Lane; daughter Katherine Kay Lane; one grandchild and one great grandchild.

The family would like to offer special thanks to Roane Home Health Care of Spencer, Coplin Clinic of Elizabeth and extra-special thanks to Dr. Tracy Hendershot at Coplin Clinic.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 PM Friday October 03, 2014 at the Stump Funeral Home in Arnoldsburg.

Burial will follow in the Lane Cemetery, Upper Nicut Road, Rosedale.

Friends may call at the funeral home Thursday from 6:00-8:00 PM.

Donnie Clavel McCumbers

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Donnie Clavel McCumbers

Age 84, of Rosedale, WV went to be with the Lord on August 20, 2014.

He was born August 26, 1929, in Braxton County, WV to the late French and Anna McCumbers.

In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his wife of 50 years, Ivy Hall McCumbers; son, Donnie McCumbers Jr.; four brothers; and four sisters.

He was a Christian.

He worked for the Town of Gassaway for many years and was an Army veteran of the Korean War.

He was a wonderful father to his seven children, Priscilla Brady (Jack) of Washington, Brenda Wade of Parkersburg, Daniel McCumbers (Patty), Dallas McCumbers (Mary) and Rachel Perrin (Jake), all of Rosedale, and David McCumbers (Lisa) of Arnoldsburg. His pride and joy were his 24 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Service will be 2 PM Saturday, August 23, at Richard M. Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway, with Pastor Roger Johnson officiating.

Burial with military rites will be in the Mount Run Cemetery, Rosedale.

Friends may call two hours prior to service at the funeral home.

Andrew Maxwell Frame

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Andrew Maxwell Frame

Age 44 of Sutton, WV passed away August 11, 2014.

He was born March 07, 1970 in Ohio.

He worked for Asplundh and loved to hunt and fish.

Andrew is survived by daughter, Ashlyn McKenzie Frame at home; son, Jonathan Frame at home; caretaker, Amber Carter; mother, Ivy Bennett Frame Burns of Rosedale; stepfather, Carrell Burns of Rosedale; brothers, David Frame (Janice) of Elyria, OH, Dennis Frame (Kimberly) of Rosedale and Albert D. Frame (Doramae) of Frametown; nephews, Justin Frame and Edmund Frame; nieces, Tiffany Frame and Amber Frame.

He was preceded in death by his father, Albert F. Frame and an infant brother.

Service will be 11 AM Saturday, August 16, 2014 at Richard M. Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway with Elder Larry Fisher officiating.

Burial will be in the Crooked Fork Baptist Church Cemetery.

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

In lieu of flowers the family request that memorial donations be made to: American Cancer Society, 301 RHL Blvd. #6, South Charleston, WV 25309.

Arrangements by Richard M. Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway.

Area Post Office Closing Community Meetings

HAMBLETON PO 07.30.2014 5:00 PM Hambleton Town Hall
MOATSVILLE PO 07.31.2014 6:00 PM Nestorville Community Bldg
PULLMAN PO 07.29.2014 5:45 PM Pullman Community Bldg (Ritchie)
RED CREEK PO 07.30.2014 4:00 PM Flanagan Hill Community Center
ANMOORE PO 08.06.2014 5:00 PM Anmoore Fire Dept Community Room (Harrison)
BETHANY PO 08.04.2014 5:30 PM Bethany Community Center
GYPSY PO 08.05.2014 4:30 PM Gypsy Community Church
HEPZIBAH PO 08.05.2014 6:00 PM House of Faith
MACFARLAN PO 08.06.2014 4:00 PM Hartley Community Bldg (Ritchie)
NEW MILTON PO 08.04.2014 4:30 PM Doddridge County Park (Main Hall) (Doddridge)
ROSEDALE PO 08.05.2014 4:00 PM Rosedale Senior Center (Gilmer)
SHIRLEY PO 08.05.2014 4:00 PM Shirley United Methodist Church
TROY PO 08.05.2014 6:15 PM Troy Elementary School (Gymnasium) (Gilmer)

G-LtE™: Will Gilmer County Regain Control of Its School System?

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If recent events are any indication, that is very unlikely!!!

One of the things that Gilmer County was cited for when the state took over was questionable hiring practices.

Recently, a position was posted where the most experienced applicant was not even interviewed, and the applicant with no experience was recommended for the job.

Could it be that our old “buddy system” where we hire our friends and family is at play, or since the decision makers were hired this way, were they simply passing on tradition?

~~  Author on File ~~

Congressman McKinley: 07.25.14 - Area Post Office Closing Community Meetings

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Maintaining Home Health Care Affordability

Last November, the Obama Administration announced it would cut home health care payments by 14 percent—the maximum amount allowed under the law.  As a result, more than 40 percent of home health care agencies could be forced out of business.  These cuts would disproportionately impact rural areas like West Virginia where access to home health care is a lifeline to many seniors.

In reaction to the Obama Administration’s actions, I am co-sponsoring a bill that restores payment levels to home health care agencies and cuts waste.

We need to stop these harsh cuts to our seniors. Obamacare’s cuts to home health will hurt West Virginia seniors, reduce access to care, and cause nurses to lose their jobs.  Our seniors have come to depend on quality home health care to allow them to recover at home. Like people in rural areas across the country, West Virginians face many challenges in accessing quality and affordable health care and the President’s reduction in funding would make it harder.

Home health care provides comfort, familiarity and normalcy for patients and their families.  This is a common-sense bill that will give West Virginia seniors certainty that they will be able to continue to receive the care on which they depend.

Making Higher Education More Accessible

In our knowledge-based economy, higher education is practically essential – yet costs and time are holding back too many Americans from these opportunities. That’s why this week the House passed three bipartisan bills that will help students and families considering college.

When students make the decision to get ahead by obtaining a degree in higher education, they’re faced with the rising cost of tuition and mounting student debt. By providing better information to students and families whether it’s concerning the financial aid process or what programs are available, this will help them make informed decisions about their future.

•  Strengthening Transparency in Higher Education Act (H.R. 4983) This would provide better information to students and families regarding higher education institutions so they can make smart decisions.

•  Empowering Student Through Enhanced Financial Counseling Act (H.R. 4984)  This would promote financial education through counseling by ensuring students and parents, who participate in the federal student loan program, receive annual counseling according to their individual borrowing needs.

•  Advancing Competency-Based Education Demonstration Project Act (H.R. 3136) This would allow institutions to provide students with a more personalized cost-effective education to non-traditional students like working adults and gain credits for skills testing.  This legislation will help students and families to decide what’s best for them in achieving a better life.

Economic Impact of State Energy Policies

The House Energy and Power Subcommittee held a hearing this week on “Laboratories of Democracy: The Economic Impacts of State Energy Policies.” The hearing examined the economic impacts from differing energy policies of the various states, as well as how federal policies may impact states.

The EPA’s over-regulation is stifling the energy industry and preventing the creation of more jobs. America needs to wake-up to what these regulations mean for our economy and our future. I will continue to push back on flawed arguments, statements and claims that are not based in reality, and stand up for the men and women who rely on coal for jobs and affordable energy.

Making Your Voice Heard

There are a few upcoming opportunities in and around West Virginia for the public to have their voice heard on issues that affect them.

The EPA is holding public meetings on their proposed plan on carbon pollution standards. The public can attend, but must have specific identification to get into these meetings.

Now is your chance for you, your family members and neighbors to speak up against job-killing EPA regulations. Residents in West Virginia can attend an upcoming meeting in Pittsburgh, PA on August 1st. We encourage not only coal miners, but the families of coal miners, and others who would be impacted by these EPA regulations to attend.

Post Office Closings:

The second opportunity is for residents living in rural areas with their post offices having hours cut.

The USPS is holding community meetings in towns with post offices included in their Post Plan. The upcoming meetings in the First District:



5:00 PM

Hambleton Town Hall



6:00 PM

Nestorville Community Bldg



5:45 PM

Pullman Community Bldg (Ritchie)



4:00 PM

Flanagan Hill Community Center



5:00 PM

Anmoore Fire Dept Community Room (Harrison)



5:30 PM

Bethany Community Center



4:30 PM

Gypsy Community Church



6:00 PM

House of Faith



4:00 PM

Hartley Community Bldg (Ritchie)



4:30 PM

Doddridge County Park (Main Hall) (Doddridge)



4:00 PM

Rosedale Senior Center (Gilmer)



4:00 PM

Shirley United Methodist Church



6:15 PM

Troy Elementary School (Gymnasium) (Gilmer)

If you are ever in the Washington D.C. office please drop in and say hello. If you want an appointment just give my office a call at 202.225.4172, or submit a request on my website at
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Rosedale Baptist Church Vacation Bible School - July 20-25, 2014 - Ongoing

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Rosedale Baptist Church Vacation Bible School

July 20-25, 2014

Sunday - Friday

6:30 PM to 8:45 PM

Everyone Welcome

Pastor: Elder Larry Fisher

Rosedale Baptist Church Vacation Bible School - July 20-25, 2014 - Starting Today

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Rosedale Baptist Church Vacation Bible School

July 20-25, 2014

Sunday - Friday

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