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Area Briefs 04-24-14

Waco Center's Open House Sat.

Gilmer Countians and GSC alumni will get to see the public opening of Glenville State College's eagerly anticipated WACO Center in Glenville this Sat., Apr. 26. It will take place from 1-to-4 pm.

The open house at the $25 million facility is the first public viewing of the entire facility. The WACO Center will house the college's Land Resources Department, a 3,000 seat sports/special events arena, some athletic offices and a modern medical facility.

The WACO Center is located just off Mineral Road across from the Pioneer Village student housing complex.

Business After 5 PM this Thurs.

Scott Roberts and Andy Nottingham, owners of WV Vapors on Main Street in Glenville, and Wayne Roberts, the general manager, will be hosting this month's Gilmer County Business After 5 P.M. Social Hour, starting at 5:00 pm on next Thurs., Apr. 24 at their East Main Street store.

Following a walk-through of the new establishment at 5:00, there will be a program about the use of e-cigarettes at 5:30.

The event, which will run until 6:30 p.m., will feature a flavor station, where people can sample the different flavors available for their e-cigarettes.

Refreshments will be served, as well.

This is Wayne Roberts's first job as a general manager, and he's shown much zest for his new duties. A 2011 graduate of GCHS, Roberts has also taken classes at GSC, in general studies, business and criminal justice.

The WV Vapors trio invite the general public, as well as other Main Street businesspeople to attend this informational and free event and to get acquainted with these new, young Glenville entrepreneurs.

The Business After 5 Social Hour is a community service project of both The Glenville Democrat and Pathfinder and GSC's Public Relations Dept. To schedule one for your business or organization, call Dave Corcoran, Sr. at 304-462-7309.

Coxs Mills man injured on 4-wheeler

A Coxs Mills man was reportedly seriously injured in a 4-wheeler accident just off Rte. 47 on the Newberne Road last week, according to the Lewis-Gilmer Dispatching service.

The accident took place at about 12 noon on Wed., Apr. 16, and Gilmer County paramedics and Fire Dept. volunteers called in Healthnet to fly Arden Allman, the injured man, to a Morgantown hospital for treatment.

According to Facebook family members, he underwent surgery and may be paralyzed from the wast down, although he was getting some feeling back.

The family has been asking on Facebook for prayers for Mr. Allman. In addition, at 6:30 p.m. on this Thurs., Apr. 24, a special Prayer Service will be held for him at the Coxs Mills United Methodist Church.

A call for FRN Board members!

Family Resource Networks (FRNs) are local coalitions working to improve services for children and families in their communities.

They assess community needs, develop local plans, promote changes, evaluate results, and assist agencies in improving the service delivery system. In addition, they increase community awareness of local and state issues that affect children and families, support local partnerships to maximize community investments, promote coordination of services, and promote opportunities for families to impact decisions that affect them. See: https://www.wvdhhr.org/bcf/eces_coordinate.asp
Right now, there are positions on the Gilmer County FRN Board of Directors that need to be filled, including Community Representatives and Family Representatives. Community Representatives are preferred to be from the business community, religious groups, local government entities, community organizations and the community at large, while Family Representatives include anyone who receives social, educational, health, mental health or publicly or privately funded programs, and that counts senior citizens, parents of school children, persons with disabilities, persons who receive benefits under TANF, Medicaid, CHIP (or any other state benefit not listed), Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, 4-H, parents of children in the juvenile justice system, foster parents or victims of domestic violence.

For more information, or to volunteer to be on the board. you can call FRN Coordinator Jessica Greenlief at 304-462-7545.