Jobs Temple Homecoming impending in two weeks

The traditional Jobs Temple Homecoming, with some new Appalachian musical additives, will take place at 10:30 a.m. on Sun., Aug. 12 at the SR 5W historic site. “This is our 80th Anniversary, so we’d like to invite as many area people to attend this event as possible,” states Preservation Association’s President Bob Maxwell, adding: “We’ve made many renovations in the past four years, so if you haven’t seen it lately, this is the ideal time to visit.” The featured entertainment will be Pete Kosky, a master in Appalachian storytelling, music, and humor. He will be aided by W. Va. State Folk Festival Pres. David O’Dell. (See a listing of the morning’s and luncheon’s events on page 10.)

Historical Society members hold next meeting Wed., Aug. 15

The next meeting of the Gilmer County Historical Society will start at 12 noon on Wed., Aug. 15 at the Historic Holt House Museum’s Annex. A covered dish luncheon — the tradition — is requested by Society President Steve Ostaff.

Additionally, he wants to inform members that the proposed Gilmer-Calhoun Historical Societies Joint Meeting and Dinner, originally scheduled for Aug. 9 in Grantsville, has been cancelled. Calhoun President Bob Bonar laments that there’s too much going on over there now, and the Society members can’t get things ready. He proposed to delay the joint confab until September, a date to be agreed upon later. Gilmer Society President Ostaff is okay with the delay of this meeting. It is always a fun-time for the members of each society. Last year in Gilmer County, GSC Professor Jason Barr performed a historical medley for the group, which was very popular. Additionally, as a result of this cancellation, the Gilmer Society will meet for its regular August meeting: at noon on Wed., Aug. 15, with the general public being invited.

Pearl S. Buck ‘Living Gateway’ Conference to be Sept. 13-15

The 2nd Pearl S. Buck International “Living Gateway” Conference will take place at West Virginia Wesleyan College from Thurs.-Sat., Sept. 13-15. Presenters from China and all over America will go into the wide variety of issues involving the West Virginia’s Nobel and Pulitzer Prize writer’s literary, biographical, and humanitarian careers. This is an ideal educational offering for West Virginia’s English, History, and Social Studies teachers. There’s no cost for attending the conference, but one must register by Sept. 1. The confab will also make trips to the Pearl S. Buck Birthplace in Hillsboro and the D & E College Library’s Pearl Buck Collection. For registering on the internet, Google: The Pearl S. Buck Living Gateway Conference,” which has a Registration Option.

Mayor urges residents to spruce up lawns

Mayor Dennis Fitzpatrick is trying his best to make Glenville a model city for beauty and cleanliness. Hence, he has kindly requested that the Glenville city residents make sure that their yards are properly maintained and the grass cut. He makes this announcement in order to create a more beautiful city for all of the out-of-county, out-of-state, and reunion visitors who will be coming here in mid-June. Your compliance will be greatly appreciated.

Also, drivers should be cautious at the curve on College Street going passed the college’s South Entrance toward the North Entrance. In this case, a large slippage has made one-lane of traffic mandatory for safety!

Bonnie’s Bus to visit Glenville

The Gilmer County Health Department announces that Bonnie’s Bus will be at 809 Medical Dr., in Glenville on this Tues., Sept. 25 and Wed. Sept. 26, 2018 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The bus is a state-of-the-art mobile mammography vehicle offers 3D digital mammograms and breast care education to women. A doctor’s order is required for screening. Medicare, Medicaid, WVBCCSP, and all private insurances accepted. Funds are available to cover the cost of a mammogram for uninsured WV women age 40 or over. Please call 304.462.7351 for more information.

WV Department of Veterans Assistance to visit Gilmer County Aug. 2

A WVDVA Veterans Service Officer will be on hand to provide guidance to veterans who wish to file for federal or state benefits, such as federal VA pensions or service-connected disabilities.

Widows' pensions and VA home loans are among other potential benefits.

Sessions are conducted on a first-come, first-serve basis, but calling 304.927.0980 ahead of time is encouraged.

The visits will take place at Glenville State College in the Veterans Lounge at the Mollohan Campus Community Center in Glenville, WV on Thurs., Aug. 2, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. -1 :00 p.m

Girl Scouts sponsor Blood Drive next Thurs., Aug. 9

The Girl Scouts of Gilmer County invite you to give blood on next Thurs., Aug. 9 at the Glenville First Baptist Church. Their goal is to schedule 33 donors to give blood that day. The first 25 kids who refer an adult receive a Blood Drive Fun Patch. Commendations for helping Gilmer County Girl Scouts in reaching their ‘Green Blood’ goals and be pint-sized heroes!

The need for blood is constant and only volunteer donors can fulfill that need for patients in our community. Nationwide, someone needs a unit of blood every two-to- three seconds and most of us will need blood in our lifetime.

The Girl Scouts commend you for supporting the American Red Cross’s blood program!

Download the Red Cross Blood Donor app on the App Store or Google Play Store, or text BLOODAPP to 90999. Schedule appointments, get rewards, and invite friends to join you on a lifesaving team.

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