THANK A VETERAN ON VETERAN'S DAY

Volume 1, Issue 12
Newsletter
nOVEMBER 1 2012

Rowlesburg News
November 2012



INSIDE THIS ISSUE

News & Events
1,2,3&6,7

Fun
8

School Schedule
4

Church Schedule
5

Calendar
4-5


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THE TOWN OF ROWLESBURG
AND THE SURROUNDING AREA
WOULD LIKE TO GIVE EVERYONE
THAT VOLUNTEERED DURING
THIS DISASTER THANKS FOR
THEIR HELP.

The R.V.A.S. for their warm building, Juanita and Rusty Clark for calling the Red Cross, the Red Cross for food and the local volunteers for serving it.

The Mon Power workers and their buddies from all over that came to restore our electric.

The Rowlesburg Fire Department for being out there helping as always.

We cannot begin to name all the volunteers that opened their doors for their neighbors and sheltered them while the power was out.

We Thank God for all the wonderful people in this town and the surrounding area. If only the entire country could work as well together what couldn’t we accomplish!

In the spirit of donations received the most impressive is this incident, seeing others donate to help feed those in need. A Rowlesburg boy of about 9-10 year old walked up to a volunteer and said” This is for you to help feed the people” reaching up to the volunteer he handed her a dollar bill.
She hesitated taking money from a child but saw how earnest he was she took it and thank him for his help.

Neighbor helping neighbor regardless of differences is what it’s all about.

We are entering the holiday season where we are expected to give thanks and boy do we have something to be thankful for this year.

Let us carry on this spirit.
May you all have a Happy Thanksgiving and a very wonderful Christmas.
Carry these thoughts into the New Year!

THANKS FOR VOTING!

It was not only your right and privilege it is your duty to vote for a candidate of your choice! You turned out in quantity, Good for you.

ROWLESBURG VOLUNTEER
FIRE DEPARTMENT

Rowlesburg Fire Department will serve it’s Annual Thanksgiving Dinner on November 18th at the Fire Department Dining Hall.
Dinner will be served at 2PM -6PM.
Please come enjoy and support your local Fire Department, they support you!





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Kyle Hockenberry from Marietta, Ohio. He is known throughout the military for his picture in Stars and Stripes for his tattoo on his side, "For those I love, I will sacrifice" He is seen here visiting fellow soldier’s grave.
Have you said “Thank you to a vet today?”

BASKET BINGO

Dean Family & Friends Relay Team is sponsoring a Basket Bingo Hosted by R.V.A.S. at 2:00 pm Sun. Nov. 11 at the Rowlesburg Ambulance Building. Doors will open at 1pm . Volunteered snacks appreciated. All proceeds go to the American Cancer Society.

RRC

Since gardening concluded two months ago and leaf raking will end soon, all of you will soon wonder how to avoid the extra pounds winter usually brings in the form of lavish festival dinners, and family gatherings. Fortunately there is a place you can go.

On Saturday, November 3. The Rowlesburg Gym will be open from 10:00-12:00. We have 18 pieces of apparatus and depending on attend-ance and interest, I am open to adding a night in the week. The price is right- $15.00 a month. It is a great chance to work out, tone up and meet friends and family wanting the same benefits.

ART STUDIO CLASSES

There are some hand-building pottery classes coming up, and here are the details so you can plan ahead. Saturday, December 15th - 9 a.m. to noon - slab-built Christmas ornament

The cost for each class is $30 per person. These classes are held in the Art Studio which is on the top tier of the Szilagyi Center (old Rowlesburg High School) in Rowlesburg. Thanks to a grant that the Rowlesburg Revitalization Committee received for two lifts and also lots of hard work by members of the RRC to build a ramp, the Art Studio is now handicap accessible.

To register for a class or if you have any questions, contact the instructor, Susan Ramey of Ridgetop Pottery, at 304-329-1883 or susan@ridgetoppottery.com.

THE ARTS COUNCIL
OF PRESTON
COUNTY NEWSLETTER

THE ARTS COUNCIL OF PRESTON -COUNTY NEWSLETTER - …encouraging and supporting the vitality of the arts in Preston County, WV

Big News The Arts Council of Preston County will now be known as Arts Preston. We hope that this user friendly name will have an appeal to everyone. Arts Preston.

If you have a group that would like a presentation about Arts Preston, please contact Janet Szilagyi at 304-329-1514 or jlsz@aol.com to schedule.

Successful events Three of our artists, Gail Anderson, Susan Ramey, and Rob Riffe, participated in the Friends of the Cheat’s Summer Send Off Concert on August 25th. Janet Szilagyi manned a table with the Arts Council display.

Christine Croucher and Janet Szilagyi manned the Arts Council table at the McGrew House on September 8. Susan Ramey demonstrated wheel-throwing and also had pottery there for sale. Art Studio News

Thank you to everyone who bought and sold raffle tickets for the stoneware mug and bowl. The winner was drawn on September 1st and the pottery has been delivered. We appreciate your support of the Art Studio.

UPPER CHEAT CRIME WATCH

The Upper Cheat Crime Watch held its monthly meeting on Wednesday, October 3 at 7:00 in the Rowlesburg Community Building

The meeting was called order by President Bell at 7:00 and Mayor Schollar followed with a brief prayer. The Pledge of Allegiance was then recited. Our business meeting was moved to give time to our guest speaker, Bernie McCourt from the NRA. His talk was inspiring, practical and touched upon timely topics, that hopefully will teach homeowners and every citizen of our county how to protect both themselves and their property. His first and primary instruction was never to put yourself in harm's way. Be observant of your surroundings. Criminals can be likened to a predatory coyote. Driven by a combination of guile and cunning, especially when drugs are involved. Mr. McCourt also alerted us at the meeting to the ploys and pretexts that criminals use for surveillance of your property (i.e. Kirby sweeper salesmen, frozen steak peddlers, drywall workers, etc) Most criminals (approx. 85%) use drugs and alcohol and need money to feed these habits. They are capable of asocial behavior and can exhibit random violence, when cornered. Once a person becomes a victim of crime, their lives are never the same.

The meeting was called order by President Bell at 7:00 and Mayor Schollar followed with a brief prayer. The Pledge of Allegiance was then recited. Our business meeting was moved to give time to our guest speaker, Bernie McCourt from the NRA. His talk was inspiring, practical and touched upon timely topics, that hopefully will teach homeowners and every citizen of our county how to protect both themselves and their property. His first and primary instruction was never to put yourself in harm's way. Be observant of your surroundings. Criminals can be likened to a predatory coyote. Driven by a combination of guile and cunning, especially when drugs are involved. Mr. McCourt also alerted us at the meeting to the ploys and pretexts that criminals use for surveillance of your property (i.e. Kirby sweeper salesmen, frozen steak peddlers, drywall workers, etc) Most criminals (approx. 85%) use drugs and alcohol and need money to feed these habits. They are capable of asocial behavior and can exhibit random violence, when cornered. Once a person becomes a victim of crime, their lives are never the same. continued on page 3)



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(contiunued from page 2)that will scan the property. He cautions never to leave a car unlocked in the driveway with a garage door opener that will invite easy access. Do not leave ladders propped up against the house Never announce you are going to be gone on vacation on social media like Facebook and Twitter. Criminals will pick up on this information.

Owing to a shortage of available law enforcement, ordinary citizens need to take steps to protect themselves. Mace, pepper spray and the use of keys are effective weapons. Mr. McCourt stresses emphatically that guns should be used as a last resort. Citizens have to know how to use guns responsibly and be able to accept consequences for whatever action they take. If an intruder breaks into you house, let them find you. Don't go looking for them. Take inventory of your possessions with a digital camera for insurance purposes. The bottom line is that citizens can police themselves by applying common sense, observation and not taking unnecessary risks.

The meeting was adjourned at 8:35 with the next meeting scheduled for Wednesday, November 7 at 7:00 in the Rowlesburg Community Building. The Public is always invited to attend. So young and old, please come and enjoy our facility. Any questions please call me, Bruce Simon (304-454-9299)

ETAM EAGLES NEWS

Do you know how to tie-die? The Etam eagles 4H club will be the brightest dressed club in the area Members attending the meeting on Oct. 7th at the Rowlesburg VFW made tie-died shirts before the meeting was called to order! C.J. Felton presided over the opening ceremonies. Minutes were read and approved for September.

Old business began with the election of new officers. President C.J. Felton, Vice president Brett Sanders, Secretary Megan Riley, Treasurer Toy Barrett, Reporter Ashley Bell, Song Leaders Gabby & Lindsey Dean, Game leaders Trenton Sheets & Kyle Brewer and Health Officer Brittney Sanders.

Agenda items included Field Day (Oct. 13th , 4H camp), Haunted Camp (Oct. 19th ,20th & 21st )and Buckwheat Festival. Awards and frozen food-Cheese order forms.

New Business included New enrollment forms.

National 4H week was October 7-13. Members wore their tie-dyed shirts to school during the week.

The quilt raffle was won by Vera Strawser. All proceeds will be donated to the 4H Camp Fund.

Refreshments were provided by the Felton family.

The next meeting will be held on Nov. 15th at 4:30PM in the Rowlesburg Community Bldg.

A trip to the bowling alley is being planned,.

All new members are welcome to attend. Please contact Kim Felton (454-9747)or Crystal Dean (454-9698) or any 4H Member.

ROWLESBURG PARK

We want to keep reminding everyone that next year is the 50th Anniversary of the Labor Day Festival. We would like to be able to publish a memory book of the past years Labor Day Festivals and events in the park. Please send us your memories and pictures. We would like to start on it this January

FIRST ANNUAL ROWLESBURG
COMMUNITY HEALTH FAIR

DO TO STORM SANDY THIS HAS BEEN POSTPONED.

"Hospice Care Corp. is planning the first of what is expected to become an annual Rowlesburg Community Health Fair. The fair is BEING RESCHEDU7LED It is co-sponsored by the Rowlesburg Revitalization Committee. (A complimentary breakfast will be served by the RRC chefs to all who attend).

Free blood pressure, cholesterol and glucose screenings will be given.

Other screenings will be offered for a fee. These are multiphasic panel, $33, thyroid, $34 and PSA $23." This is a great opportunity to get a wellness check for everybody in the community.

RVAS ELIMINATION DINNER

The final 3 winners were George and Janice Arbogast, Chuck Plum and Vickie Bucklew.

Thanks to all those that supported us by buying tickets, Jack Sanders for the wormy chestnut coffee table and book rack, Sam Sanders for the hand made fall decoration, Dan and Donna Loughrie for the Afghan, Bill Simmons for the hand made picture frame with picture and rock candle and Ron Sines for the hand made wishing well that were donated to raffle off or give as door prizes.

Thanks to Alice Lipscomb, Don Riggs,George Sparenberg, Delbert Shaffer and Carol for all the help in the kitchen, along with the members of the ambulance service for the time and dedication.

Thanks to all those who helped make our dinner a success.

RRC

Will have am event to honor the Veterans on Veteran’s Day in the Szilagyi Center Auditorium. Please attend.

RRC DANCE

On November 17th there will be Ron Hunt will DJ a Karaoke Dance and music event in the Szilagyi Center Gym/Auditorium.

It will be B.Y.O.B. FROM 8PM TO Midnight. Cost is $5.00 per person.

< p class="sansSerifIndent">Come, enjoy the fun and camaraderie.

After Sandy’s visit everyone deserves a good time






VFW JUNIOR GIRLS


The VFW Jr. Girls had a light month for October. They held their recent meeting on Oct 17th, and they were rewarded with a Mary Kay party and they all were able to do facials, thanks to Rebecca Shrout. The girls had a blast putting make up on and getting to be girly for the evenings with their moms.

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The first picture has Rebecca Shrout instructing the girls on their products and what to do with them. And the second picture is the girls after they finished their facials.

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In the picture front row left to right, Annie Masters, Alissia Perea, Lindsay Dean, Shanda Masters, Shawna Sines. Back row left to right, Ayla Perea, Gabby Dean, Kaleena Sanders, Kitara Goff and Shiona Perea.

Some of our upcoming events include the VFW Veterans Day Dinner at 5 p.m., which will be held, November 11th. All veterans are welcome to attend this covered dish dinner.

We also have our VFW Breakfast on November 18th.

Thanksgiving: Mirror Unto The Soul of a Nation

"A nation divided cannot stand," said Abraham Lincoln, paraphrasing Scripture. But with a bit of luck, some ordinary patience and understanding, and a touch of grace, it can. Here's how..

Thanksgiving: To Whom, For What?

A day of prayer, self-congratulations, or what? When the act of counting one's blessings becomes the habit of counting upon one's blessings. And what the holiday really means.

The Essence of Thanksgiving

A visitor to America from outer space in late November might conclude that we worship the turkey goddess. So what is the deeper meaning of this holiday, with its sometimes conflicting themes?

Once, when my feet were bare, and I had not the means of obtaining shoes I came to the chief of Kufah in a state of much dejection, and saw there a man who had no feet. I returned thanks to God and acknowledged his mercies, and endured my want of shoes with patience - Sadi, The Gulistan
The pilgrims made seven times more graves than huts … nevertheless, set aside a day of thanksgiving. --H. W. Westermayer
On Thanksgiving Day we acknowledge our dependence. --William Jennings Bryan
We will speed the day when all of God's children, black men and white men, Jews and Gentiles, Protestants and Catholics, will be able to join hands and sing ...Free at last, Free at last, Thank God Almighty, I'm free at last. - Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Thanksgiving 8000 calorie poem May your stuffing be tasty May your turkey plump, May your potatoes and gravy have nary a lump. May your yams be delicious and your pies take the prize, and may your Thanksgiving dinner stay off your thighs! -Unknown

THANK YOU

Just a word of thanks to all the contributors for the past year.

Yes, I have been putting out the Rowlesburg Newsletter for a year now. Doesn’t seem that long. So much has happened this last year.

People have asked that it continue, I am glad that it has been so well received. We print over 250 copies each month. I try very hard to have it in the post office on the first day of every month. Sometimes, like in June and this month there is an emergency that arises and I am not able to print it in time. I hope you forgive this problem. Keep sending what you fell others need to hear. I’ll try to keep printing.


An optimist is a person who starts a new diet on Thanksgiving Day. --Irv Kupcinet



CHRISTMAS MARKET


The annual Christmas Market sponsored by RRC will be held on Saturday, December 8th at the Szilagyi Center. All potential vendors should contact Shirley Hartley to receive an application. Each vendor table is $20 payable in advance. Table space is limited and reservations will be on a "first come - first served" basis. As always there will be bratwurst sandwiches, hot home made soups, hot spiced tea and Gluwein will be available for sale.

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ROWLEBURG CHRIST UNITED
METHODIST CHURCH WOMENH

CUMC Women will have their new “cookbook” ready. These will make great Christmas gifts.

Stop by their table and take a look. The has recipes from some of your grandmothers. Also they have some of Mrs. Howard’s recipes.

ROWLESBURG AREA HISTORICAL
SOCIETY

They will have a selection of their books and other items for sale at the Christmas Bazaar.

ROWLESBURG “A RAILROAD TOWN”
“WORTH TO US AN ARMY”
ROWLESBURG AREA FAMILY HISTORIES
CATS MEOW
CHEAT RIVER COVERED BRIDGE
TRAY RUN VIADUCT
BASE FOR CATS MEOW
REFRIGERATOR MAGNETS

Each year the auditorium in the Szilagyi Center is filled with vendors and delightful items for sale.








NEED FISHING LICENSES

A couple of young fellers were fishing at their special pond off the beaten track when out of the bush's jumped the Game Warden !! Immediately, one of the boys threw his rod down and started running through the woods, and hot on his heels came the Game Warden.

After about a half mile the fella stopped and stooped over with his hands on his thighs to catch his breath and the Game Warden finally caught up to him

"Lets see yer fishin license, Boy !!" the Warden gasped.
With that, the fella pulled out his wallet and gave the Game Warden a valid fishing license

Well, son", said the Game Warden, " You must be about as dumb as a box of rocks !! You don't have to run from me if you have a valid license!"

"Yes Sir", replied the young feller," But my friend back there, well, he don't have one"...

PALINDROME

Pronounced as one letter but written with three, only two different letters are used to make me.I'm double, I'm single I'm black, blue, and gray. I'm read from both ends and the same either way

NUMBERS AND INITIALS PUZZLEE

5 f on a h

Bereft by Robert Frost

Where had I heard this wind before
Change like this to a deeper roar?
What would it take my standing there for,

Holding open a restive door, Looking down hill to a frothy shore?
Summer was past and day was past.
Somber clouds in the west were massed.
Out in the porch's sagging floor,
leaves got up in a coil and hissed,
Blindly struck at my knee and missed.
Something sinister in the tone
Told me my secret must be known:
Word I was in the house alone
Somehow must have gotten abroad,
Word I was in my life alone,
Word I had no one left but God.

THERE’S A NEW COOK IN THE
KITCHEN
By Bruce Lansky

Good morning, staff and students. We have a brand new cook. And that’s why our lunch menu will have a brand new look. To make a good impression, our cook’s prepared a treat: your choice of snapping turtle soup or deep-fried monkey meat. If you’re a vegetarian, we have good news today: she’s serving pickled cauliflower and jellyfish soufflé. And for dessert our cook has made a recipe from France: I’m sure you’ll all want seconds— of chocolate-covered ants. I hope you like this gourmet feast. I hope you won’t complain. But if you do we’ll have to bring our old cook back again.


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