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Area Briefs 12-12-13

gilmer signChristmas 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.

CRI - Helping local families

Recently, Community Resources, Inc. (CRI) was given a number of winter coats to distribute to needy families in Gilmer County. They received 41 coats and 33 have already been given away. The annual "Angel Tree" project is well underway, with 93 children set to receive gifts. All of the angels have been taken and the gifts are starting to pour in. Food donations have also been generous and the shelves of the food pantry are well stocked. CRI offers several programs to help struggling families. For more information, stop by the office at 102 E. Main St. or call 304-462-8698.

Mayor Fitzpatrick announces upcoming workshops that are free and open to public
Two one-hour workshops are being held at Glenville State College on next Mon., Dec. 16, 2013. The first, which begins at 10:30 a.m., is on "Robert's Rules of Order." There will be a break for lunch, which is not provided. Then, the second workshop, dealing with Sexual Harassment, will begin at 12:30 p.m. If you plan to attend, please RSVP to Mayor Fitzpatrick at 304-462-8040, or to his assistant at 304-462-7411 by Weds., Dec. 11. The workshops are open to everyone.

Andrew Joel Lipscomb is new member of American Angus Association
Andrew Joel Lipscomb, of Sand Fork, is a new junior member of the American Angus Association, reports Bryce Schumann, CEO of the national organization with headquarters in Saint Joseph, MO.

Junior members of the Association are eligible to register cattle in the American Angus Association, participate in programs conducted by the National Junior Angus Association and take part in Association-sponsored shows and other national and regional events.

The American Angus Association is the largest beef breed association in the world, with over 24,000 active adult and junior members.

'Plays n' Pasta' with GSC Basketball Players
On Sat., Jan. 25, the Glenville State Pioneers will host Concord for men's and women's basketball. Before and during the game, there will be a spaghetti dinner available that includes pasta, bread sticks, salad and a drink. Tickets are $7 each. "To Go" meals are available and food will be served from 1:00 p.m. until the end of the mens' game. All proceeds go to GSC Athletics.

The Search for the Disconnected ...
RTL Netherlands Television, the Dutch Evening News, is reaching out to West Virginians who do not have access to the Internet.

According to some studies, up to 20% of West Virginians don't have access to the Internet. If you are part of that 20%, or know someone who is, we want to know!

Perhaps you receive emails through an Internet connection at work, yet lack that option at home.

Perhaps you have friends or family living in an area of West Virginia where Internet access is unavailable.
Would you be willing to talk with RTL Television when they visit West Virginia in January to film interviews with several people who are unable to gain access to what is now a critical part of our communications infrastructure?

If so, contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , and weÕll forward that information to RTL Television.

Newspaper seeks 'Letters to Santa' and stories of personal Christmas memories
Attention writers, young and old! We are asking for submissions for our paper's Christmas edition. "Letters to Santa" can be submitted until this Fri., Dec. 13. They should be short and signed with the child's first name and age ONLY. The letters are not only a joy for our readers, but it gives the children an opportunity to write and to have their Christmas wishes printed for their scrapbooks.

For you faithful adult subscribers, teachers, or the general public, we editors have an idea for you, too! Traditionally, we invite you to share your own Christmas stories in our special edition in order to make this 2013 Yuletide season something more meaningful for YOU.

Our newspaper's submission requirements are simple: Your short story should be no longer than two typed, or computer-written, double spaced pages on standard 8 1/2 by 11 inch paper. Also, we'd like a mug shot of you and a family photo of the Christmas which you are remembering, if available.

As with the Letters to Santa, please send or bring your memorable Christmas story to the: Democrat/Pathfinder, P.O. Box 458 - 108 N. Court St., Glenville 26351. The deadline is this Fri., Dec. 13, so you'll have to get on this project ASAP. Christmas and New Year's are the happiest times of the year! So, let us hear from you!