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Area Briefs 03-13-14

Brian Kennedy throws 'hat in ring' for reelection

With approximately eight years under his belt as a Gilmer County and Glenville elected official, Brian Kennedy, of Normantown (Center District), has declared his candidacy for reelection to the County Commission.

A lifelong resident of the county, a graduate of Gilmer County High School and Glenville State College attendee, he has served as County Commission President for the past two years. Noted as an advocate of transparency in government, his main accomplishment has been his availability to the needs of the county's citizens, calling for Town Meetings from time to time as the local government's issues need the public's input. Humble and honest, he's also distinguished himself as a straight shooter, telling people the truth on various issues.

His name will be on the May Primary Election Ballot as a Democrat for the commission.

Cancer Unit starts up Easter Eggs

The Gilmer County Cancer Unit will be making their Easter eggs on this Sat., Mar. 15 at the Glenville Lions Club. The event will begin at 7:30 AM. Volunteers are needed and appreciated.

For additional information, please call Rosa Belle Cunningham at 304-462-7534 or Linda Bailey at 304-462-7715.

Come out and show your support for this good cause!

Affordable Care Act Deadline Approaches

With little more than two weeks left to sign up for the Affordable Care Act (a/k/a "Obamacare"), advocates of health insurance enrollment are pushing for uninsured people to sign up for coverage before Mon, Mar. 31, the deadline to buy insurance in 2014 without facing a penalty.

If you are uninsured, and interested in signing up, please contact the Gilmer County Senior Center at 304-462-5761 and ask for Bobbi Moss or Kelly Radcliff. DonÕt allow the open enrollment period to pass by without signing up.

Cigarette Butt Cleanup in Glenville

A new downtown business, "WV Vapors," will be sponsoring a citywide cleanup of cigarette butts in Glenville on Wed., Mar. 19.

The clean up will begin at 10 AM, and all supplies (bags, gloves and water) will be provided by the owners of West Virginia Vapors, which is located on E. Main across from Audrey's Family Restaurant. West Virginia Vapors specializes in the sale of various brands of e-cigarettes, a cleaner alternative to traditional cigarettes.

In addition to volunteers from the Glenville State College community, West Virginia Vapors would like to invite anyone else who is interested to join in this admirable town clean-up to rid Glenville's streets and sidewalks of unsightly cigarette butts. For more information, call 304-266-2971.