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Calhoun-Gilmer Career Center Students Win Medals

By Victoria Church, C-GCC Senior

CGCC1On April 9th, 2015, the annual Skills USA Competition began with the welding competition at the Roane-Jackson Career and Technical Center.  On April 10th, the remaining competitions kicked off at Camp Dawson in Preston County. Students from career and technical schools from around West Virginia earned the opportunity to showcase their talents.

Students who attended from the Calhoun-Gilmer Career Center were:  Emily Krugman, Bradley Cook, Megan Thacker, Mitchell McKown, Haley France, Sam Brady, Jessica Welch, Richard Mace, Desirae Hickman, Michael Fulks, Dillion Self, Steven Godfrey, Anna Knotts, Jesse Gillespie, Cameron Jones, Travis Vanhoose, Clara Meadows, Jorge Webster and Jeffrey Pray.  Students were accompanied by instructors: Carl Collins (Welding), Paul Parsons (Building Instruction), Jonathan McCormick (Net Tech), Annette Benson (Culinary Arts), Jim Snyder (Auto Mechanics) and Shirley Hupp (Assistant Director).

Emily Krugman, Bradley Cook, Megan Thacker

Emily Krugman, Bradley Cook, Megan Thacker

Medal winners were:  Emily Krugman, Bradley Cook and Megan Thacker-post graduates (1st Place Crime Scene Investigation), Anna Knotts (2nd Place Commercial Baking), Travis Vanhoose (3rd Place Plumbing) and Clara Meadows (3rd Place Extemporaneous Speaking).  The first place winning CSI team will be traveling to Nationals in Louisville, Kentucky during the week of June 22.  Please join us in congratulating these students for representing Calhoun and Gilmer counties.

The CSI Team will be traveling to Louisville, KY to compete at the SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference this June. If you would like to make a donation to help these students, please contact the Career Center at 304-462-6151.

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Gilmer Students to Receive WV Golden Horseshoe

Gilmer County Golden HorseshoeGilmer County High School has announced the 2015 WV Golden Horseshoe recipients: Logan Eli Phares and Kaylene Marie Snyder both of Spruce Run, Glenville.

Started in 1931, the Golden Horseshoe contest is the longest-running program of its kind in any state. Eighth grade students who excel in West Virginia Studies are awarded a gold pin which symbolized the student’s knowledge of his/her state’s heritage.

The curriculum is an intense study of the Mountain State’s history, geography, economy and government. West Virginia Studies is taught by Mrs. Karen McClain at GCHS. Only 221 students across the state will be dubbed Knights and Ladies of the Golden Horseshoe in a one-day ceremony held in Charleston.

This year’s ceremony is May 1, 2015 at the Capitol Complex. This event will be a family celebration of Logan and Kaylene’s accomplishments. Logan is the son of Julian and LeaAnn Phares and grandson of Sonny and Darlene Smithson of Duck Run, Glenville. Kaylene is the daughter of Jim and Kris Snyder, both members of the Golden Horseshoe Society. She is the granddaughter of the Charlene Snyder of Sliding Run, Burnsville and the late Mike Snyder. Both Logan and Kaylene are the grandchildren of Sharon Phares of Spruce Run, Glenville and the late James Phares.

Find out more about the WV Golden Horseshoe at https://wvde.state.wv.us/goldenhorseshoe/.

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Agenda for April 3rd Commission Meeting

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March 27th Special Commission Meeting Agenda

GILMER COUNTY COMMISSION
AGENDA for SPECIAL MEETING
March 27, 2015 @ 9:00 AM
Location: Gilmer County Commission Room, 10 Howard Street, Glenville, WV

CALL TO ORDER

PLEDGE of ALLEGIANCE TO THE US FLAG

PUBLIC COMMENTS

PURPOSE
Approve and Adopt Fiscal Year 2015-16 Budget

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Agenda for March 13th Special Commission Meeting

GILMER COUNTY COMMISSION

AGENDA for SPECIAL MEETING

March 13, 2015 @ 9:00 AM

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

 

CALL TO ORDER

 

PLEDGE of ALLEGIANCE TO THE US FLAG

 

PUBLIC COMMENTS

 

PURPOSE

Fiscal Year 2015-16 Budget Preparation

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WVU Extension agents and other experts help farmers increase knowledge and profits at Farm Opportunities Day

Experienced farmers, new farmers and youths all have something to learn at the Farm Opportunities Day conference hosted by the West Virginia University Extension Service.

The conference takes place on Saturday, March 21 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Glenville State College’s Waco Center in Glenville.

Participants will learn more about marketing and increasing income with their farms with an emphasis in topics relevant to small farms around central West Virginia. Industry experts will work with small groups of farmers to provide trusted, research-based advice in various topics.

New for this year, participants can pick from seven tracks for a day-long intensive session to get more in-depth information about a topic. Attendees can choose from a track in farmers markets, technology, small ruminants, beef cattle, beekeeping, high tunnel production and a “beginner farmers” course.

Two unique, hands-on opportunities exist with the small ruminant track and the technology track, both new offerings. The small ruminant track gives participants training with sheep and goats to learn parasite control using eye-lid color and body condition scoring. Computer training sessions in the technology track will help producers looking to improve their record-keeping and technology use in their operation.

In addition to the training, participants will have the opportunity to network at a luncheon that showcases locally sourced foods courtesy of the WVU Extension Service Small Farm Center.

The conference registration fee is $10 for those registered by March 11, and $20 after.   Those under the age of 18 are admitted free but must pre-register. Registration is available by calling your local county office of the WVU Extension Service, or online at www.anr.ext.wvu.edu/farm-opportunities.

Connecting the people of West Virginia to the University’s resources and programs is the primary goal of WVU Extension Service and its 55 offices throughout the state. Local experts, like WVU Extension’s agents and specialists, work to help improve the lifestyles and well-being of youths, workforces, communities, farms and businesses through trusted research in the counties in which they serve.

For more information visit anr.ext.wvu.edu/farm-opportunities, or contact Daisy Bailey, WVU Extension Service- Gilmer, 304-462-7061, or Calhoun, 304-354-6332.

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Agenda for February 20th County Commission Meeting

02 20 2015 Agenda County Commission Meeting

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Agenda for February 6th County Commission Meeting

02 06 2015 Agenda County Commission Meeting

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