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Volume 1, Issue 4
Newsletter
March 1 2012

Rowlesburg News
March 2012



INSIDE THIS ISSUE

News & Events
1,2&4

Fun & History
7

School Schedule
5

Church Schedule
6

Calendar
5-6

Letters & Comments
8


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VFW JUNIOR GIRLS

The Rowlesburg VFW Post 3008 Jr. Girls recently held their February meeting, and during that time they did a few different activities. They started out by making ornaments for soldiers, using plastic cups, decorating them with glitter glue and melting them in an oven. The ornaments were added to a box of stuff to go overseas. The girls then signed Valentine's day cards, drew pictures, and wrote letters to be sent to overseas soldiers. They also added in extra cards to be sent to the veterans in the Louis A. Johnson VA Hospital. The sent more than 150 Valentine's Day cards overseas to soldiers in Afghanistan and more than 70 cards to the veterans in the VA Hospital.
After their Valentine's Day related activities were complete, they had a short lesson on bicycle, motorcycle, and ATV safety.
Then, as a treat, the girls were all able to paint their fingernails as a group, and the nail polish was red, white and blue.
VFW Girls

Shown in the picture,
front row are, Annie Masters and Lindsay Dean,
middle row, Kaleena Sanders, Shawna Sines, Shiona Perea,
third row, Shanda Masters and Alissia Perea,
back row, Monica Lansberry, Ayla Perea, Kitara Goff and Gabby Dean.


Submitted by Shawna Sines
MAYOR REQUESTS ROAD WORK

Mayor Margaret Schollar has requested that the Department of Highways place guard rails on the county route 80/1, Calvin Shaver road.
Also to fix the problem with county route 80/8, the Manheim Road, and route 72, Buffalo street at the Buck Henline residence.
The slippage on the Manheim Road can be seen from the sky! The slippage at the Buck Henline residence is at a rate of 2 inches a year.
Kudos for the Mayor in getting these repaired.




ROWLESBURG LIONS CLUB MEETS

The Rowlesburg Lions Club Met on Valentine's Day, February 14 for a Dinner meeting.
It was discussed and proposed that there be a Breakfast served in conjunction with the Rowlesburg V.F.W. on March 18.
The next Lions Club meeting will be March 13.


FAMILY HISTORY BOOKS HERE
Finally after ten years in the process the “Rowlesburg Area Family Histories” has been published. They were delivered Friday, February 3 to the Rowlesburg Historical Society.
Lucille Grimm has been busy mailing the preordered copies to their owners.
Anyone wishing to obtain a copy, please call Lucille Grimm or any member of the Rowlesburg Historical Society.
We hope you will be as pleased with them as we are.


ICE CREAM SOCIAL A SUCCESS!

The Ice cream social held on Saturday the 18th of February was a total success! Even the weather cooperated.
Many customers came to enjoy the free homemade ice cream and stayed for the social games. Hurray for spring and the people putting this on just to help others through the winter.

ROWLESBURG 4H NEWS

The Etam Eagles 4-H Club meet at the Rowlesburg Community Building on February 5 at 4:30pm. A program was presented on CRIME WATCH by Betty Bell, Eric and Roxann Bautista.
Refreshments were provided by the Kim Felton Family before meeting was called to order.
After pledges, Megan Riley read minutes from the January meeting and roll call was taken.
Troy Barrett gave a treasurer's report.
Kyle Brewer read a devotion for February.
The club turned in entries for the up-coming Poster/Photo Contest.
New business included activities for the 4-H camp at Bruceton Mills.
A lock-in will be held on February 25 at the Rowlesburg Volunteer Fire Dept. Bg. from 7pm-7am.
The club will be painting the firemen's pavilion when weather permits.
An elimination dinner is being planned at the 4-H camp on April 28. Tickets are on a first come bases. Get yours early!
Summer camps for older members will be July 1-6 and younger camp from July 15-0. Weekend camp will be held on May 11-12. Business was concluded. Gabby Dean made a motion to adjourn meeting and was seconded by Ashley Bell. The next meeting will be on March 4 at the Rowlesburg Community Building at 4;30pm.


Submitted by Crystal Dean

"So live that you would not mind selling your pet parrot to the town gossip"

Will Rogers
ONTRAC HOLDS RECEPTION “ROWLESBURG AREA FAMILY HISTORIES BOOK”

Sunday, February 19th the RRC Ontrac Committee held a reception for the Rowlesburg Area Historical Society to introduce the family histories book that they have been working on for so long.
Several people attended the meeting where refreshments were served.
Shirley Hartley of the RRC and Anna Nassif of the Ontrac Committee spoke about the book and congratulated the Historical Society on their accomplishment.

Reception


WOUNDED VET COMES HOME

Remember the wounded veteran that the V.F.W. Junior Girls adopted? Kyle Hockenberry was recovering in Texas after an IED caused him to lose both legs and an arm.
He returned to West Virginia February 20th, for a leave, he still needs to have more therapy but is doing well.
He has new artificial legs, and was showing that he still can hold a gun and shoot, so he can still go out and hunt deer!




ROWLESBURG ART STUDIO HOSTS POTTERY CLASSES

The spring schedule for pottery classes at the new Art Studio in the Szilagyi Center in Rowlesburg has been announced. Susan Ramey Bisgyer of Ridgetop Pottery will teach an eight-week wheel-throwing class on Wednes¬days from March 7-April 25. There are three available class times: A morning class from 10 a.m.-1 p.m., an afternoon class from 2-5 p.m. and an evening class from 6-9 p.m. Cost for the wheel-throwing class is $232.
Several hand-building technique classes will also be taught: A woven ceram¬ic basket from 9 a.m. -noon March 24, a slab-built votive candle holder from 9 a.m. -noon May 19, and tiles with carved and/or pressed designs from 6-9 p.m. June 14. Cost for each of these classes is $30.
On April 21, the first of a two-part class will be from 9 a.m.-noon to make 'a pinchpot Ikebana flower vase with a follow-up class in May for flower arranging. Fee for the April-May class is $60.
Contact Susan Bisgyer at 304-329-1883 or ridgetoppottery.com for details and registration



"If you don’t run your own life, somebody else will."

John Atkinson
ROWLESBURG SCHOOL NEWS

All students in grades 4-8 participated in the school’s science and social studies fair. The students listed below won first place at the school and scored high enough to compete in the Preston County fairs.

Science Fair Winners


Brooke Davis
Brooklyn Bolyard
Eli Davis
Kaleena Sanders
Troy Barrett
Brittany Sanders
Ellie Shiflett
Meagan Loughry
Payton Zeigler

Social Studies Fair Winners


Kelly Shiflett
Donnie Moats
Kitara Goff
Nicholas Humphrey
Ryan Brewer
Linsey Bowman
Laurel Williams

Submitted by Autumn Sheets



VFW AUXILLARY MEMBERS HONORED


Margaret Schollar and Nila Lipscomb were sent “Certificates of Appreciation” from the National Office of the VFW Auxiliary for their many years of service, Nila has 47+ and Margaret has 50+.
REMEMEMBER THE FIRE DEPARTMENT UPCOMING ACTIVITIES

They still have a few tickets left for the Lifetime Hunting and fishing License or if you don’t fish or hunt you may win $800 in cash!

Hurry and purchase yours from a fireman. Tickets are $2 each or 3 for $5. Drawing to be held April 15th.

The first Mud Bog of the season will be held Sunday, April 15th.

Registration will begin at 1PM with the race at 3PM. If you woulod like to come and watch general admission is only $5.00/

Additional mud bogs have been scheduled for Jun 10 and September 2nd.

The Rowlesburg Volunteer Fire Department encourages you to come and join in the festivities. Food will be available.

Submitted by Autumn Sheets



ANSWER TO BRAIN TEASER

If you answered "horse" then you’re quite clever, very shrewd, For to look a gift horse in the mouth is very, very rude! Though I may (or not) be thirsty it’s a well known thing, I think, That you can lead a horse to water but you cannot make it drink, And though you might be famished, I don’t think you mean a word In saying, "I’m so hungry I could eat a horse," it’s quite absurd!

Celebrate and enjoy St Patrick’s Day

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GREETINGS TO ROWLESBURG CITIZENS Hi, folks.
Much happening in tourism in WV It's now a huge business in the south central part of the state. We need to move our game up. I know we can do it!!

I would propose the Rowlesburg Tourism Commission meet on April 18th at 5:30 to catch up and set goals for the coming 12-18 months. Just to bring folks on the commission up to date, the Rail Trail is much closer to reality thanks to Amanda Pitzer's leadership and determination. Amanda went to the WV Rail Authority and they voted unanimously to assume ownership. That was wonderful news for the rail trail. Now, they can move ahead with next steps. It's been ten long years in the making. What I would like to do is persuade enough donors and volunteers to step forward and support the construction of a pavilion with restrooms at the Rowlesburg end of the trail, which will be across the street from the Rowlesburg School in Manheim. Greer will donate 2 acres to the WV Rail Authority for a parking area as part of the agreement, or at least that is my understanding. The shelter is up to us. The Rowlesburg Council voted unanimously to take ownership of the parcel in question but now that a different council and mayor are in charge I am not sure what the status of that vote is, nor what the WV Rail Authority would do in the event the original vote were reaffirmed.

Still another project in the works is the Tray Run Viaduct viewing area. The project to date has stalled because one of the members of the Historical Society wanted to explore another piece of land. Most of you are aware I would guess that I brokered a deal with the owner of the tract of land abutting the east end of the Tray Run stream to donate an acre to Rowlesburg. I went to the Historical Society, they stepped up and accepted the acre. The state road office has approved a culvert so that we can begin some work to prepare the area. The culvert had not been installed, however, awaiting the exploration of another land. I received notice recently that it is now back in my lap so in April, we need to move ahead on it. I will contact the state road office and let them know we now want the culvert. I plan to ask, or maybe I should say, beg, local people with excavation equipment to move some dirt around. We need to have a tree or two cut and crushed stone laid. Any suggestions about who we might approach for the work to be done--generous souls who might donate some time and their equipment? Joe Dean's dear sister-in-law serves on our commission, so I am hoping Joe can be persuaded to donate the stone once we know what our needs are. I am excited 'bout this project. Lets put our minds together and see how we can bring it into reality. Thanks once again to Dr. Dean who donated several thousand dollars of free surveying to make the deal work with the owner.

Best to all of you. See you in April! Tim Weaver




"By working faithfully eight hours a day, you may eventually get to be a boss and work twelve hours a day"

Robert Frost
GYM IN SZILAGYI CENTER OPEN FOR EXERCISE

Beginning on Saturday at 10AM to 12noon and Monday evenings at 7PM, the gym will be open to the public. Barbara Darlington will be there on Monday’s and Bruce Simon on Saturday’s.
Other workout times may be arranged by calling Bruce Simon at 304-454-9299
UPPER CHEAT CRIME WATCH

The Upper Cheat Crime Watch will meet on Wednesday March 7th in the Rowlesburg Community Center at 7P.M.
Guest Speaker will be Debbie Taylor. She will discuss being an advocate for victims of crime.
You are welcome to attend.




BRAIN TEASER

An old man wanted to leave all of his money to one of his three sons, but he didn't know which one he should give it to. He gave each of them a few coins and told them to buy something that would be able to fill their living room. The first man bought straw, but there was not enough to fill the room. The second bought some sticks, but they still did not fill the room. The third man bought two things that filled the room, so he obtained his father's fortune. What were the two things that the man bought?

KNOCK KNOCK

Knock Knock
Who's there?
Adair!
Adair who?
Adair once but I'm bald now!



"Learn the rules so you know how to break them properly."

Dalai Lama

INTERESTING BITS OF OUR HISTORY


MARCH 1, 1861 The Virginia General Assembly passed an act authorizing an election to determine the location of the McDowell County seat. Source: Acts of the General Assembly of Virginia

MARCH 4, 1861 Abraham Lincoln was inaugurated as the sixteenth president.

MARCH 6, 1862 President Lincoln offered economic aid for states that abolish slavery.

MARCH 27, 1862 The Virginia General Assembly passed an act providing for the trial of individuals charges with crimes in counties controlled or in danger of being controlled by the United States Government.

MARCH 30, 1862 After repairs to sections of track destroyed by Confederate troops, the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad was opened from Wheeling, Ohio county, to the Chesapeake Bay.

MARCH 26, 1863 Voters approved the new West Virginia constitution, including the Willey Amendment which provided for gradual abolition of slavery, by a vote of 27,749 to 572. Note that Confederate supporters did not vote.

MARCH 28, 1863 Union troops under Colonel W. R. Brown defeated Confederate troops under General Albert Gallatin Jenkins in a skirmish at Hurricane Bridge, Putnam County.

SCHOOL JOKES

A history joke
Why did the knight run about shouting for a tin opener?
He had a bee in his suit of armor!


What is the time?
A man is strolling past the mental hospital and suddenly remembers an important meeting.
Unfortunately, his watch has stopped, and he cannot tell if he is late or not. Then, he notices a patient similarly strolling about within the hospital fence.
Calling out to the patient, the man says, "Pardon me, sir, but do you have the time?"
The patient calls back, "One moment!" and throws himself upon the ground, pulling out a short stick as he does. He pushes the stick into the ground, and, pulling out a carpenter's level, assures himself that the stick is vertical.
With a compass, the patient locates north and with a steel ruler, measures the precise length of the shadow cast by the stick.
Withdrawing a slide rule from his pocket, the patient calculates rapidly, then swiftly packs up all his tools and turns back to the pedestrian, saying, "It is now precisely 3:29 pm, provided today is August 16th, which I believe it is."
The man can't help but be impressed by this demonstration, and sets his watch accordingly.
Before he leaves, he says to the patient, "That was really quite remarkable, but tell me, what do you do on a cloudy day, or at night, when the stick casts no shadow?" The patient holds up his wrist and says, "I suppose I'd just look at my watch."
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