Gilmer WV News is a public service resulting from a collaborative venture between the Gilmer County Economic Development Association, Glenville State College, and the Gilmer County Commission.

Friends of Gilmer Public Library Holding Book/Bake Sale

The Friends of Gilmer Public Library are holding a book sale today, Tuesday, April 15th, and Thursday, April 17th and will combine it with a bake sale. The hours are 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.


April 16th County Commission Meeting Agenda

04 16 2014 Agenda County Commission Meeting


Local Students Place at Regional Math Field Day

1st Place Winner James Mohr, 4th Grade

1st Place Winner James Mohr, 4th Grade

Twenty-four students from Gilmer County Schools competed at the 39th Annual RESA 7 Math Field Day on Saturday, March 29, 2014.  Approximately 300 students from twelve counties in grades 4-12, came to Robert C. Byrd High School in Clarksburg to demonstrate their math skills.  Students in grades 4-9 competed individually by completing a written test, short response, mental math, estimation calculations, physical estimation and game master activities.  High school students, grades 10-12, competed individually, as well as a team with team relay and other activities.

1st Alternate CJ Miller, 6th Grade

1st Alternate CJ Miller, 6th Grade

Three Gilmer County students were recognized at the 3:00 PM awards ceremony. James Mohr from Normantown Elementary School won 1st Place in 4th grade.  CJ Miller, also from Normantown Elementary School, won 1st Alternate in 6th grade.  Amanda Lamb, senior at Gilmer County High School, won the estimation challenge for grades 10-12.

James Mohr will be competing on the state level on April 26, 2014, at Bethany College just north of Wheeling in the Northern Panhandle of the state.

Estimation Challenge Winner Amanda Lamb, Senior, Grades 10-12

Estimation Challenge Winner Amanda Lamb, Senior, Grades 10-12

Other Gilmer County students competing were:  4th grade Scott Price, GES and McKinzie White, NES; 5th grade Shayla Bourn, NES, Isabel Morris, GES and Brittany Talbott, SFES; 6th grade Jonathan Harper, GES and Hannah Sanders, GES; 7th grade Faith Hardman, Kaylene Snyder and Garrett Watts; 9th grade Dalton Dickey and Janeeva Jenkins; 10-12 team Brianna Batton, Zachary Chapman, Ammanda Frame, Kathern Keith, Markem Morris, Sebastian Morris, Michaela Murphy, Dakota Prevatte and Trevor Wright.

These young students are to be commended for their hard work and perseverance along with their parents, guardians and teachers who assisted them in their accomplishments.


Bernice Mae Moyers

Bernice Mae Moyers, age 84 of Cedarville, West Virginia, departed this life at 9:30 p.m. on Friday, March 28, 2014, at the Genesis Health Care Center in Glenville, West Virginia following an extended illness.

Born August 3, 1929 in Normantown, West Virginia, Bernice was the daughter of the late Charles Victor and Josie Alice Miller Childers.

Bernice was a homemaker and graduate of Normantown High School, Class of 1949. She was a long time member of the Dawson Baptist Church, bookkeeper for Moyers Well Service and a big supporter of her children’s school and sports activities. She was a great cook, active mother with her children, caregiver to family when needed, and an important part in the family farm, along with being a good farm wife.

On March 18, 1949 Bernice was united in marriage to Charles J. Moyers who preceded her in death on September 12, 1997.

Surviving are three children Katherine Moyers Hark and husband David of Shepherdstown, West Virginia, Kevin Joseph Moyers and wife Virginia Ann of Cedarville, and Charles Victor Moyers and wife Roberta of Cedarville, and one sister Lavonne Minigh and husband Robert of Cedarville.

There are seven grandchildren, Shaun Moyers of Morgantown, Keith Moyers and wife Nicole of Tanner, Chris Moyers and wife Sarah of Glenville, Douglas Moyers and wife Chasity of Burnsville, Teresa Case and husband JD of Gassaway, Julie Conrad and husband Johnny of Stouts Mills, and Misty Moyers-Chavez and husband Lupe of Canton, Ohio, and 11 great-grandchildren also surviving.

Along with her husband and parents, Bernice was preceded in death by one sister, Peggy Reed, and one infant great-granddaughter, Ella Grace Moyers.

Funeral services will be conducted at the Dawson Baptist Church, WV Highway 33 West of Glenville  at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 1, 2014 with Elder Richard Westfall officiating. Burial will follow in the Cedarville Cemetery, Cedarville. Friends may call from 5:00-8:00 p.m. on Monday evening at the mortuary.

Ellyson Mortuary Inc. is humbled to assist the family of Bernice Moyers with arrangements.


April 1 County Commission Meeting Agenda



April 1, 2014 @ 9:00 AM

Location:  Gilmer County Commission Room, 10 Howard Street, Glenville, WV


 I.            CALL TO ORDER




9:15        TIFFANY SMITH – RE:  Proclaim April as Sexual Assault Awareness Month


V.            ROUTINE BUSINESS:     Discussion and/or action on:

1)      Exonerations and/or Consolidations

2)      Approve estate qualifications and estate settlements

3)      Board Appointments and/or Resignations:

a)  Gilmer County Health Department – Charlie Harold and Betty Smith terms expire 6/30/14

4)      Budget Revisions

5)      Budget Control Report

6)      Approve invoices for payment

7)      Approve County Commission Minutes

8)      Receipt of County Board Minutes

a.)  Gilmer County Public Service District Meeting 02/14/2014


1)       Gilmer County Competitive Bid Policy

2)       Gilmer County Volunteer Fire Department Rent Proposal for the Ambulance Authority

3)       Renewal of  Little Kanawha Transit Authority contribution for FY 2015

4)       Sign Purchase Order for Replacement of County Clerk’s Office Copy Machine through State Contract

VII.         NEW BUSINESS:  Discussion and/or action on:

1)  Letter from WV Development Office requesting the Proclamation of April 2014 as “Fair Housing Month”

2)  Approve RFQ for Architect for Courthouse basement grant project

3)  Approve Poll Workers

4)  FYI – April 22 @ 1:00 pm is Public Testing of Ivotronic Touch Screen Voting Machine and Optical Scanner

5)  Approve 2014 – 2015 WVCoRP Insurance Policy in the Amount of $58,874

6)  Notice of Approval of the Levy Estimate

7)  Set time for 4/15 Lay the Levy Meeting


1)  Correspondences

2)  Reschedule May 6th Commission Meeting – conflicts with early voting being held in Commission Room

3)  Industrial Park DEP Permit update

4)  “Online Access Project” is in progress

IX.          NEXT MEETING:  Wednesday, April 16 at 9:00 AM


County Extension Service Committee to Meet

The Gilmer County Extension Service Committee will meet on Wednesday, April 9, 2014 at 7:00 p.m., at WVU Gilmer County Extension Office. The meeting is open to the public.

The agenda will include the following: 2014-2015 Budget Memorandums and 2014-2015 Employee Memorandums.

County Extension service committees were created by a 1963 state law, and exist in every county to assist West Virginia University faculty agents and staff in meeting the county’s Extension educational needs.

The committee is responsible for entering into a memorandum of understanding with WVU Extension Service for the employment of personnel; preparing a financial memorandum of agreement with the county commission and the county board of education for their support of Extension work; and giving guidance, counsel, and assistance in the development of the county Extension program.

State law requires the committee to be made up of county Farm Bureau president, county Community Educational Outreach Service president, county 4-H Leaders Association president, a county commissioner, a county board of education member, a county Grange representative, and two county residents appointed by the WVU Board of Governors. If any of these organizations do not exist in the county, the Board of Governors may appoint a county resident to fill the committee position. The board also can appoint one member of any other active county farm organization not already represented.

For more information, contact the WVU Extension Service-Gilmer County office at (304) 462-7061.

The WVU Extension Service serves as the outreach division of West Virginia University. Extension has offices in all 55 counties, which provide citizens with knowledge in areas such as 4-H and youth development, agriculture, family and consumer sciences, health, leadership development and community and economic development.


Learn About Cooking with Herbs and Straw Bale Gardening

WVU Gilmer County Extension Service is offering classes on Cooking with Herbs and Straw Bale Gardening, Tuesday, March 25th, 5:00 p.m. at the WVU Gilmer County Extension Office.

Growing herbs in the home garden is an easy and economical way to add flavor and interest to both your landscape and your kitchen. Many herbs are easy to grow and very suitable to West Virginia’s soil and climate. This class will teach you about herbs and how to cook with them.

Gardening is a tradition for many West Virginians, and it is looked forward to every spring. Straw Bale Gardening is a type of gardening that is simple, less time consuming and fun. The class will teach you how to prepare straw bales for gardening, and all the vegetable you can plant. If you are an individual that likes to garden but may not be physically able to garden in the traditional sense, this may be an alternative solution to allow you to still produce fresh vegetable in your back yard.

RSVP is requested but not necessary. For questions about Cooking with Herbs and Straw Bale Gardening contact the WVU Gilmer County Extension Office at (304) 462-7061.


Friends of Gilmer Public Library Meeting Moved to March 24th

There will be a meeting of the Friends of Gilmer Public Library on Monday, March 24th at 4:00 p.m. in the Library on Walnut Street. We encourage all to attend to give support to the Library.

This meeting was originally scheduled for Monday, March 17th, but has been rescheduled to the 24th due to inclement weather.


Charles Kenneth Black

Charles Kenneth Black died unexpectedly Friday, March 14th as he was leaving his garden. Kenneth was born at Baldwin, WV on February 26, 1919, and was the third son of Orpha Messenger and Charlie Black. His parents and five brothers, Glennn, Deward, Russ, Bill, and Lynn preceded him in death as did his beloved Springer Spaniel, Max. He is survived by his sister, Joy Rhoades, Akron, OH; his wife, Mary Susan of Stouts Mills, WV; and son, David Kenneth and wife Dana of Pittsburgh, PA.

Kenneth attended the two-room school at Baldwin and the Oak Grove United Brethren Church. He graduated from Sand Fork High School. For a time he served in the Civilian Conservation Corps mostly at Cooper’s Rock. He joined the Army Air Force at the outset of World War II and was stationed during the war with the Eighth Air Force at Bassingbourn, England. Kenneth was a member of the 91st Bomb Group, 323rd Squadron. Famously known as the ‘Ragged Irregulars’ the 91st flew countless critical missions, most notably during D-Day.

Returning from the war, he graduated from mechanics school at the Nashville Auto Diesel College in Nashville, TN.

Back home he worked on the pipeline and as a welder in central West Virginia and as a mechanic at the Chevrolet garage. He retired as a well-known parts man at Rastle’s Auto.

For several years he kept cattle on the family farm, gardened, enjoyed his membership in Gilmer County Masonic Lodge #118-where he earned his fifty-year pin and was an avid follower of WVU football and basketball. At 95 he had lived a good life.

Friends may call from 5:00-8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 18 at the Ellyson Mortuary, Inc., Glenville. Services will follow at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, March 19th at the Ellyson Mortuary, Inc., with Pastor Bryan Groves officiating. Burial will follow in the Stalnaker Cemetery, Glenville. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Gilmer Senior Center, 720 N. Lewis St., Glenville, WV 26351.

Ellyson Mortuary, Inc. is assisting the family of Charles Kenneth Black with arrangements.