Band Bash to Be Held on Aug. 17 from 5 - 7 p.m.

Next Friday, Aug. 17, come visit Glenville Presbyterian Church as they host the Band Bash 2018. There will be a games, food, music by Lloyd Bone, and more! Everything is free! Plenty of parking! The church is on WV Hwy Route 5, 1 mile from the Glenville stoplight just past he Gilmer County Fire Departent. Contact Pastor Karen Kinney at 304.462.7239 for more information.

Jobs Temple Homecoming this Sun., Aug. 12 at 10:30 a.m.

The traditional Jobs Temple Homecoming, with some new Appalachian musical additives, will take place at 10:30 a.m. on this 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 more commentary on the annual event on pages 3 & 5.)

Girl Scouts/GSC sponsor Blood Drive this Thurs., Aug. 9

The Girl Scouts and Glenville State College 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.

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

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

The program will feather Mr. Rick Trickett, a former GSC Football coach, speaking on the “Life of College Football Coaches.” See more details on page 5 with picture!

Additionally, Steve wants to inform members that the proposed Gilmer-Calhoun Historical Societies Joint Meeting and Dinner will be in Sept., not as usual in August. Calhoun Pres. Bob Bonar laments that there’s too much going on now, and the Society members can’t get things ready. The new September date is to be agreed upon later. Gilmer Society Presi. Ostaff is okay with rearrnging the joint 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.

Third Annual 5K Walk / Run to Benefit Alzheimer’s Research

The Third Annual 5K Walk / Run to Benefit Alzheimer’s Research will take place on Sat., Aug. 25, 2018 at 9 a.m. The run begins and ends at te Genesis Glenville Center at 111 Fairgrounds Road in Glenville. There is a small registration fee. Contact Samantha Cason for more information at 304.462.5718.

HEROIN(E) Movie Screening here on Sat., Aug. 25

There will be a screening of HEROIN(E) at the Gilmer County Rec Center on Sat., Aug. 25, 2018 at 1 p.m. followed by a professional panel talking about substance abuse in Gilmer County. Sponsored by the Gilmer County FRN and Gilmer Public Library.

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 speak about a wide variety of issues involving the West Virginia’s Nobel and Pulitzer Prize writer’s outstanding literary, biographical, and humanitarian careers .. all during an earlier age when women social justice advocates weren’t listened to. 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 to fill out.

Mayor urges residents to spruce up lawns

In trying to make Glenville a model city, Mayor Dennis Fitzpatrick is trying his best to enhance its beauty and cleanliness. As a result, he kindly requests that all city residents make sure that their yards are kept clean and grass cut. He announces this initiative to create a more beautiful city for all of the out-of-county, out-of-state, and reunion visitors who are coming here this summer. 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!

Gilmer FRN Thrift Store Donations After Hours

Due to the recent bad weather, the Thrift Store requests you call 304.804.2144 or 304.462.7545 if you want to make a donation at any time other than regular business hours. Donations left after hours have been ruined by the weather and -- in some cases -- theft.

Bonnie’s Bus to visit Glenville Tues.-Wed., Sept. 25-26

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 that 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 are 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.

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