By Myra Miller,
Minnie Hamilton Health System is offering free state COVID-19 screening at both the Glenville and Grantsville locations.
The simultaneous screening tests will be offered Jan. 6th, 12th, 13th, 19th, 20th, 26th and 27th. In Glenville the testing site will be in the parking lot of the WACO Center between 9 a.m. and noon. In Grantsville, the screening tests will be conducted at the MHHS Annex Building between 9 a.m. and noon.
Additional testing is available at both Grantsville and Glenville sites during normal house of operation at no cost to the patient.
MHHS CEO Stephen Whited said “COVID testing is an important tool in minimizing the spread of the virus.” Whited continued by saying “the free state testing is available every Tuesday and Wednesday at both Grantsville and Glenville sites. No cost testing is available 24/7 at our main site in Grantsville and during normal clinic hours in Glenville.”
“We encourage everyone to utilize these services in an effort to keep the community safe,” Whited added. The CEO explained that Minnie Hamilton Health System's goal “is to ensure testing is available to all community members, whether through free state testing or no cost testing programs.” He also said that MHHS continues “to expand our testing abilities.”
In competition with 1,400 other entries, the Glenville Democrat and Glenville Pathfinder were able to nail down several awards in a West Virginia Press AssociationÕs Better Newspaper Contest, judged by the New Jersey association.
David Corcoran, Sr. won a 1st Place for the Best Newspaper Column writing. The NJ judges noted that the column contained a lot of good community information in it and was folksy. Additionally, in the same category, Myra Chico took the 2nd Place prize plaque for mainly her touching memories of her Christmas dog, “Oslo.”
Corcoran, Sr. also took a 3rd Place in the Best Editorial competition, and Myra Chico landed a 2nd Place for being a Best News Columnist.
In the Advertising category, David Corcoran, Jr. garnered a 2nd Place for a Half Page ad with Best Spot Color. In addition, he was complemented with another 2nd Place for a Photo Essay of the Mysti-Con, a Fantasy Club Convention.
And, the entire News Staff was honored for its coverage of several local government issues.
Finally, both the Democrat & Pathfinder was honored by its efforts at Community Service with a 2nd Place for sponsoring the Annual Veterans Parade & Program and the Community Easter Egg Hunt.
Corcoran Sr. states, “We were most gratified to win so many awards as individuals, but the true mark for a successful newspaper is what it does for its community. We, consequently, treasure our service award the most.”