Bemoaning various setbacks in the first third of the project, the Glenville Public Service District's Board of Directors sidelined two projects at the Nov. 12, 2013 meeting.
At the recent Dec. 10, 2013 meeting, they got to hear some backlash to that decision.
There has been much talk about the Little Kanawha Bus coming to Gilmer County this year.
First, a survey of interest was distributed by the Family Resource Network (FRN). Next, a competitive process between Gilmer and Wirt Counties began to see which county needed the bus more. Then, there was a commitment from County Commissioners to support the bus company with in-kind and monetary contributions. Finally, a driver was hired and the schedule was planned.
Christmas Farmers Market
The Farmers Market will be open on this Sat., Dec. 14 from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. There will be crafts and baked goods available. There are no table rental fees that day, so if you have something to share, come out and set up! Hot drinks will be available and soup and sandwiches are being provided by members of the First Baptist Church's Cancer Fund Committee.
West Virginia University's Board of Governors made a weak selection in choosing E. Gordon Gee as our flagship university's interim president last week.
On paper, Dr. Gee's credentials look good, even impressive, having been WVU's chief executive between 1981 and 1985, as well as serving since then as presidents of such name institutions of higher learning as Brown, Colorado, Vanderbilt and, of late, Ohio State University. Those are heavyweights in academic circles.
On the other hand, the strengths of Gee's high level academic assignments are marred by the weaknesses of his "off-the-cuff" public speaking comments, which leads one to believe that the 69-year-old administrator might be better off retiring instead of being resurrected to assume WVU's Presidency.