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James Hays Powell

James Hays Powell, age 78 of Parkersburg, West Virginia, departed this life on Saturday, April 19, 2014 at home surrounded by family.

Born April 26, 1935 in Calhoun County, Jim was the son of the late Rue L. and Mary Hays Powell.

Jim graduated from Calhoun County High School, class of 1953. He served in the United States Army and was stationed in Germany from 1957-1959. He then worked for E.I. Dupont for 32 years prior to his retirement in 1994. Jim enjoyed golf and vacations with the family.

Jim was the beloved husband of Barbara Ann (Houchin), with whom he had shared 53 years of marriage.

Along with his wife, he is survived by three daughters Tammy Nichols and husband Donny, Robin DeRitter and husband George, and April Haught and husband Rick. He is also survived by six grandchildren, Bree Ann Cunningham and husband Chris, Dustyn Nichols and companion Ashley, Paige Haught, Austin Spangler, Abigail Haught, and Ethan Haught, and two great-grandchildren, Camye and Remmi  Cunningham.

Along with his parents, Jim was preceded in death by one brother, William R. Powell.

A private family service will be held at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to Transplant House of Cleveland, c/o Elaine Turley, 2309 Bellfield Ave., Cleveland Heights, Ohio, 44106 or www.transplanthouseofcleveland.org.

Condolences can be sent directly to the family.

Ellyson Mortuary Inc is assisting the family of James Hays Powell with arrangements.

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Esther Virginia Clevenger

Esther Virginia Clevenger, age 86 of Newberne Road (Tanner Community) in Gilmer County, West Virginia, departed this life on Thursday, April 17, 2014 in the Hospice Care Regional Inpatient Center in Elkins, WV following a short illness.

Born August 11, 1927 in Gilmer County, Esther was the daughter of the late Florice K. and Nellie Maude Goff Hinzman.

Esther graduated from Tanner High School in 1945 and was a 1949 graduate of Glenville State College. She taught school for 30 years, mostly in Ohio, and returned to Gilmer County to live following retirement. She was an active member of the Newberne United Methodist Church, serving as President of the Women’s Group and as Church Treasurer for many years. She was a life member of the Glenville State College Alumni Association, Tanner High School Alumni Association, life time member of the Ohio Retired Teachers Association, and also a member of the Christlieb, Christlip, Crislip Family Association.

On June 1, 1949 she was united in marriage to Ruble Clevenger, who preceded her in death on July 29, 1988.

Surviving is one sister, Ruby Frymier of Tanner, WV.

Along with her husband and parents, Esther was preceded in death by one brother Leo Paige Hinzman and two sisters Grace Wells and Gladys Woodford.

Funeral services will be conducted at the Ellyson Mortuary Inc. in Glenville, WV at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, April 22, 2014 with Pastor Eddie Balis, and Chaplain Bryon Bukovesky officiating. Burial will follow in the Horn Creek Baptist Church Cemetery. Friends may call from 2:00-4:00 p.m. and 6:00-8:00 p.m. Monday evening at the mortuary.

Ellyson Mortuary Inc is assisting the family of Esther Clevenger with arrangements.

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West Virginia Business & Industry Council Honors Sen. Sam Cann for Legislative Excellence

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia Business & Industry Council (BIC), comprised of more than 60 West Virginia trade associations and businesses representing more than 395,000 employees, honored Senator Sam Cann today for legislative excellence during a special meeting of the organization at the Bridgeport Conference Center, representatives announced.

“Senator Cann has been a leader in both the business community and the Legislature for more than two decades,” said BIC Chairman Chris Hamilton. “He is a champion for economic development and ideas that move the state forward.”

Hamilton said Cann supports the responsible growth of West Virginia’s energy industries, championed the recent “Project Launchpad” legislation (House Bill 4343) to spur technology-based economic development, and he advocated for an increase to the state’s minimum wage.

“Sam is a friend of our energy industries, infrastructure development, education, technology growth and the working women and men throughout our great state,” Hamilton said. “For those reasons and many more, the West Virginia Business & Industry Council is honoring Senator Cann for his work to move the state forward.”

The West Virginia Business & Industry Council is comprised of more than 60 West Virginia trade associations and businesses representing more than 395,000 employees. Its goal is to enhance the business climate and move West Virginia forward, and its members have been working to that end for more than three decades. Visit www.wvbic.org for more information about BIC.

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Etta M. Evans

Etta  M. Evans, age 73 of Cedar Creek Road, departed this life on Tuesday morning, April 15, 2014 at the Genesis Health Care Center in Glenville, WV with her daughter at her side, following an extended illness.

Born December 3, 1939 in Calhoun County, Etta was the daughter of the late Dempsey and Sylvia Wilson Ice.

Etta was a homemaker and a Baptist by faith. She enjoyed listening to country music, attending Senior Center events, travelling, quilting, and crocheting.

Surviving are seven children: Lewis W. Krabiett of Pennsylvania, Cheyenne Evans of Pennsylvania, Debra Lynn Marks of Glenville, Betty Marie Coram of Parkersburg, Patricia Ann Surber of Beckley, Ella May Nay of Grafton, and Karen Sue Parsons of Fayetteville. Etta is also survived by five siblings: Wilma Jones, Dorothy Sharps, Vada Marks, Cheryl Perkins, and Dempsey Ice Jr., a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and her husband Dennis Evans of Montgomery, WV.

Along with her parents Etta was preceded in death by four children infant Mary Ellen Steele, baby Dennis Blaine Evans, Mark Evans, and Stephanie Evans Huff and three siblings, Dennis Ice, Howard Ice, and Otis Ice.

Funeral services will be conducted at the Ellyson Mortuary at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, April 18, 2014 with Rev. Roger Stewart officiating. Burial will follow in the Hardway Cemetery at Nicut. Friends may call from 5:00-8:00 p.m. on Thursday at the mortuary.

Ellyson Mortuary Inc is assisting the family of Etta M. Evans with arrangements.

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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.

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April 16th County Commission Meeting Agenda

04 16 2014 Agenda County Commission Meeting

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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.

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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.

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April 1 County Commission Meeting Agenda

GILMER COUNTY COMMISSION  

AGENDA for REGULAR MEETING

April 1, 2014 @ 9:00 AM

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

 

 I.            CALL TO ORDER

II.            PLEDGE of ALLEGIANCE TO THE US FLAG

III.          PUBLIC COMMENTS    

IV.          APPOINTMENTS

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

VI.          UNFINISHED BUSINESS

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

VIII.       ADMINISTRATOR’S REPORT

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

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