“If you want to dwell on the sad, life is sad,” so says Duane Wolfe, author, pastor, and teacher from Racine, Ohio during his recent book signing at the Gilmer Public Library.
However, even after the loss of his wife to primary peritoneal cancer and his recent heart attack, one could feel that ‘sad’ wasn’t an emotion that has hold of him. He admits that it’s been a long journey since his wife passed, but he’s been very busy since then. “Brenda was more than a wife, she was the best friend I ever had...” and to that end, he set several goals.
Firstly, he wanted to get their book of short stories “Weeds and Flowers in Our Garden” printed. For many years, he and his wife had been assembling a book of stories about growing up in West Virginia. Brenda had always dreamed of seeing it in print, and once she passed, it became very important to Duane to get the job finished. Now, the book is done and, in Duane’s words, it: “...sheds a good light on the people of West Virginia.” Most of the stories deal with Brenda growing up with her Uncle Frank and Aunt Nell.
Alumni and friends of Glenville State College are invited to campus for Alumni Weekend on this Thurs., Apr. 21 through this Sat., Apr. 23.
Several activities are planned for the weekend; culminating with the popular evening alumni awards banquet. Alumni banquet attendees also may gather in the third floor pre-function area of the Mollohan Campus Community Center from 5:00-6:00 p.m. for a social hour prior to dinner in the ballroom. Activities earlier in the day will allow everyone to socialize, reminisce, and re-establish contact with fellow alums and friends of Glenville State College who might not have seen one another in a while.
The Alumni Center, open from 1:00-4:30 p.m., will serve as headquarters for the day’s activities. (A full schedule of activities and registration form can be found at www.glenville.edu.)
The evening’s banquet spotlight will be on the Alumni Association’s guests of honor: “Alumnus of the Year” Gary Ray ‘71; “Alumni Achievement Award” recipient Dr. David M. Gillespie ’64; “Community Service Award” honoree Ken Davis ‘72; “Outstanding Public School Educator Award” recipient Leigh Dawn (Bailey) McGinnis ‘91; “Outstanding Young Alumna” Jamie (Hickman) Weaver ‘06; and “Outstanding Young Alumnus” Dr. Freddie Persinger ‘06.
The Appalachian Cruisers Club (ACC) held its first of two April meetings ahead of their first car show, scheduled for Sat., Apr. 23, 2016 at the Gilmer County Senior Center.
After routine business was conducted, Club Secretary Harry Rich told members that the banner for the show will be ready for pick up at the end of the week. The banner was designed by the GSC Art Club and all ACC members voted to make a donation to the club for their work.
The club has collected over 80 door prizes and more than 15 auction items for the show. ACC t-shirts will also be available for purchase. The GCVFD Support Group will be on hand cooking food and they are considering bringing their newly acquired 1977 fire wagon. The Fire Department will also be helping with traffic.
A Sand Fork School’s public celebration and the ongoing sewer lines’ problems occupied most of the monthly meeting of the Town Council on Mon. evening, Apr. 4.
Moreover, Mayor Jim Tatman and the Councilpersons were able to conduct their business, despite the current upheaval concerning the vacant council seat and the controversial ordinances.
Town Secretary Sharon Radabaugh told council members that all March payments are good. Bank statements were reviewed and accepted. The town received a letter from the state auditor’s office approving their proposed budget.