Let’s go dancing at the Senior Center!

The Gilmer County Senior Center will sponsor another Valentine’s Dance, which has been a popular event in prior years. It will take place on Frthis i. Feb. 9, and feature a tasty meal, as well. Also, on the following Wed., Feb. 14 — Valentine’s Day itself — the center will hold its Valentine’s Program and Luncheon. starting at 10:30 a.m. Director Sallie Mathess made these announcements. See related ad elsewhere in this edition.

Boy Scout Making Pancakes Sat.

Boy Scout Troup #79 will be having their annual Pancake Breakfast on this Sat., Feb. 10, 2018 from 7 a.m. until everyone is served! This will take place at Trinity United Methodist Church. Price is by donation and proceeds will go toward their Greenbrier River Trail 50 mile hike this summer! “instead of Boy Scout Camp, this will be their summer outdoors adventure,” Scout Master Dickie Dorsey explains.

~~~ Apologies on miscues ~~~

1.) By omission, this Editor forgot to list Richard “Rick” Edman, of Tanner, as a County Commission candidate in the May Democratic Primary. He will face Brett Chapman and Dennis Pounds, both of Glenville, in that race for the vacant seat to be left by Larry Chapman’s retirement. Lance Woodford, of Coxs Mills, has filed in the G.O.P. Primary.

2.) In the “Corcoran Column” of February 1, this Editor mistakenly noted that Darius Northup had not perished in the Silver Bridge Disaster of 1967, but he did. Another friend of Fred Pyles, George Byus was the man who lost his wife and two daughters. Thanks for being alert, April Pyles and bring this needed correction to our attention.

Mardi Gras Tea Party this Sunday

From 2-to-4 p.m. on this Sun., Feb. 11, the Gilmer County Historical Society will sponsor a Mardi Gras Tea Party, so wear yoour beads, a colorful hat, and bring your favorite tea cup and tea bag. There will be contests, a fortune teller, delectable goodies, and a variety of teas to sample. Steeped tea will be available for sale and proceeds from that and the modest admission’s charge will help to maintain the Historical Society’s Annex and Holt House Museum.

Little Kanawha River Trail to meet Mon.

You’re invited to attend the Little Kanawha River Trail group’s first meeting of 2018. It will be at 5:30 p.m. on next Mon., Feb. 12 at the Glenville Inn. There is much to discuss, including the next river clean-up, and positive suggestions are always welcome.

WV State Folk Festival Benefit

Bring your dancing shoes! The 33 Country Club will host a Benefit Square Dance on Sat., Feb. 17 between 7 - 10 p.m. There is a small admission charge to benefit the Folk Festival and Mack Samples and others will call the dance to the fiddling of Jesse Milnes and friends. If you have never been dancing, this is the place to learn! If you are an experience dancer, you will be sure to enjoy this event. There will also be cake walks and a 50/50 drawing!

Gilmer County 4-H Office Moving

Due to a water leak in the current 4-H office, the group will be relocating to the Bennett Building (on the lower half of the Rec Center lot beside the pool entrance) until further notice. The phone number for the group will remain the same (304.462.7061).

College play to be a ‘mystery’ is coming up

At 7 p.m. on Thurs.-Fri., Feb 22-23, the Glenville State College’s Drama Dept. will perform “Secondary Cause of Death,” according to Professor Dennis Wemm, who is the instructor. It will take place in the President’s Auditorium in the Heflin Administration Building. The general public is invited to attend this cultural event at the college.

Local advocates invited: ‘Families Leading Change’

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 the new group’s log on is: www.familiesleadingchange.org. Call her for the next meeting’s date, place and time!

Winter hours: 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.

Supplemental Food Program

Are you 60 or older? Ask about the Commodity Supplemental Food Program. Contact CRI at 304.462.8698.

Sheriff’s Department gets new squad car

Gilmer County Sheriff Larry Gerwig announces that his department has purchased a new 2018 Ford Expedition as a cruiser. “There was no cost to the county,” he proudly states, noting that $14,000 came from a USDA grant and the difference came from the department’s share of the Home Confinement and Concealed Weapons funds. “The County Commission didn’t have to pay a dime on this one,” he says, noting that it should be in-service in early February. It also replaces an old vehicle with over 100,000 miles on it.

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