Home of Van Ramsey burns down

A 2:30 a.m. on last Sun., Jan. 7, a fire erupted in the home of Mr. & Mrs. Van Ramsey in Glenville. No one was hurt, due to the alertness of his dog, Gina. Mr. Ramsey said that Gina proved to be the real hero of the whole unfortunate situation. Neither the extent of the damage nor the cause were available at presstime Tuesday. See page 5 for “Thank You” notice!

Families Leading Change contact information

After the first Families Leading Change Summit in Fairmont in September, the statewide group is keeping this family-oriented initiative moving forward. The second meeting was on Dec. 13 at the Grace Bible Church in Charleston. At that time, a Mini-grant Helper training session took place. Grace Bible Church at 600 Kanawha Blvd. West is founding this family friendly initiative and Jenny Anderson is the Director 304-208-0038. or log on: www.familiesleadingchange.org. Call her for the next meeting’s date, place and time!

January 18 is the next Historical Society meeting; Mr. Jim Bailey will give talk on Landmarks

Starting with a covered dish luncheon, the Gilmer County Historical Society will kick off the new year of 2018 with a Thurs., Jan. 18 meeting. Pioneer Recipes will be a part of the program, as well as an update of the Gilmer County Landmarks Commission, presented by Society member Jim Bailey, of Cedarville.

A Mardi Gras Tea Party will be a later Historical Society event at 2 p.m. on Sun., Feb. 11 in the Annex. There’s a modest charge for the door prize ticket. Organizers advise, “Come with your Mardi Gras mask and enjoy the fun!”

President Dot Frey’s term ended on December 31, and her successor is Steve Ostaff, of Millseat. Dot’s tenure was marked by many lively meetings and her ability to fabricate dummies for the Haunted House and other Society events. Kudos to Dot for her hard work and dedication to preserving the county’s history!

Winter hours for Gilmer County Historical Society

The winter hours for the Gilmer County Historical Society are 11 a.m.-3 p.m. on Wednesdays, weather permitting. These hours will dovetail with the Crafts Classes going on at that time. Mr. Steve Ostaff, an Iraqi War Veteran, is now the new Society President. For further information, call the society during those hours at 304-804-2054.

How to start a business & succeed!

On this past Sept. 1, the new Clarksburg Regional Business Hub opened at its 200 W. Main Street headquarters, which it shares with the State Auditor’s Office. Secretary of State Mac Warner explains, “With the support of the Legislature, the Business Hub will become a key part of my office’s ‘One Stop’ strategy to assist business owners and entrepreneurs wanting to start a new business. It is strategically located in the downtown to be close to the State Tax Dept. and other state agencies — every agency required to start a new business.” Finally, if you just want to jump into business on your own, come to us at the Glenville newspapers and we editors and staff will develop a winning sales program for your new enterprise. Truly, for every $1.00 spent in advertising, it brings in a return on investment of from $8.00-to-$15.00. Call us at 304-462-7309 for details; or online at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

In addition, United Bank-Glenville Office also gives good advice to prospective or new businesses. See Mr. John Gumm, V-P of UNB-Glenville, for details at East Main and Conrad Court!

No aqua-aerobics during this winter season!

Kathy Gilbert, the popular Water Aerobics advocate and volunteer at GSC’s Pool in the PE Building, announces that there will be no further sessions until the weather improves. 8

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