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&lt; Page 8--l)e ocallonta itnrS--July 17. 2003 00ibrarp by Allen Johnson, Director of Pocahontas County Free Libraries Summer festivals spread the breadth of Pocahontas County in early summer, with Heritage Days in Hillsboro folk)wed by Pioneer Days in Marlinton and capped by Durbin Days in the north. The libraries are involved in all three events, Last week's event included many "'goings on" at the McCImtic Library. A booth was set up with a CD player and headphones to listen to oral histories of World War II Veterans as well as Pocahontas Fire Towers remenabrances. John Friel explained tile Poca- hontas Woods project that is training lolks with the skills to make high quality' hand built furniture. The Barlow family show- cased their well-researched fami- ly genealogy to many visitors, hopefully sparking interest in some folks to work on their own genealogies. On Friday BJ Gudmundsson showed her fihn, "Cal Price" along with a film of the 1996 flood and clips of her upcoming production on the Pocahontas Times. McClintic also sponsored a successful used book sate through the help of volunteers. Durbin Library will also hold a hook sale this week dur- ing Durbin Days. The new liter- acy program now' available in tile northern part of the county will be trumpeted during Durbin Days to let folks know about the opportunity for adults to strengthen their reading abilities in tile Green Bank and Durbin areas. Librarian Tara Stricklin is now certified as a Laubach Lit- eracy tutor and can arrange tu- toting by appointment at either library lacility, Jean Hire tutors at McCtintic Library in Marlinton. Speaking of adult literacy. the West Virginia Literacy Foundation is awarding Poca- hontas Lib,aries $3100 for tile upcoming year. Much of tile funds will go toward developing education stations at tile Green Bank+ Durbm, and Hillsboro li- braries to go ahmg with the concept in operation at McClin- tic The stations would'include a workstation, computer,'and ma- terials encompassing tile range of adult education needs from basic literacy, GED preparation, to college catalogues and dis- lance learning support. A crisis has developed m Po- cahontas County in Adult Basic Education since the p,'ogram is sharply cut back in funds for the upcoming year. This may affect Xg I Standard & Modified i Inspections [ HiUsboro-6534562 i I Evenings 653-4467 I persons seeking their GED di- plomas, as well as those inter- ested in developing computer skills. For many years the Po- cahontas County Board of Edu- cation administered tile ABE programs. Last year RESA IV out of Summersvillc started heading up ABE for our county. The libraries arc currently exf)loring v, avs to assist with tile ABE programs. The v, indstorm that blew off tile roof at the Hillsboro school gym also damaged the electricity masthead for the library. A re- pair was made within 48 hours: hoxever, a bus',' inspector was not forthcoming. Without pov,- er. the Hillsboro Library has suffered a v.eekhmg shutdmn. Nonetheless. librarian Charlene Be,.crage has worked in darkened conditions doing housecleaning and organizing ahmg v, ith pro- viding scaled-dov<n services to patrons. Even some community events are carrying on. with the quilt club holding a dinner b', candlelight. Librarians throughout our multi-county region are bus}' re- placing bar codes on all books to meet tile requirements of a new circulation database. This tedious process needs to be done by October, and with many thousands of books in each li- brary, librarians will be extra busy. I will have more on the new database in a future col- umn, but ,just to s'av one thing, a pamm's library' card will work for any library in our region. 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Bring a covered dish. Curry Family: Saturday, July' 19, 12 noon. Wade's La- den Bottom Farm. Bring a cov- ered dish and auction item. Green Bank High School Class of 1953: Saturday. July' 19, 12 noon, Arbovale Community Center. Rimel Family: Saturday' and Sunday, July 19, 5:30 p.m., Mountain Grove Community Center. Saturday', July' 20. 12 noon. galford Family: Sunday', July 20, 1t a.m., Marlinton Municipal Park, Stilly, ell. Rose/Williams Family: Sunday, July 20. 12 noon. Droop Mountain Battlefield State Park. Descendants of James Calvin and Martelia Rose Williams, Rawl, Crockett, Jim and Lon Rose. Mace Family: Sunday, July 20, Lake Sherwood Picnic Sheher. Bring a picnic lunch. bag of candy and gift, Family of Ligon and Bessie Jackson Mace. Young/Barlow Family: Sunday. July 20. 12:30 p.m., Joyce ;v'arner residence. Durbin. Family of Thomas Walter Young and Henrietta Barlow. Friends also welcome. Workman Family: Sunday, July 20, 11 a.m., Droop Moun- tain Battlefield State Park Ira Workman family. Biackhurst/Burner Fami- ly: Friday. July 25, 5:30 p.m.. Liberty Presbyterian Church. potluck meal; Saturday, July Reach over 500,000 West Virginians in 47 news with just Call this/qewspaper and ask for the advertising dept. or call 1-800-235-6881 for more information. If someone you know is committing Domestic Violence: ,w,.e,.c.,o,, It IS a crime. AGAINST And it IS your business. DOMESTIC VIOLENCE call 1-800-799-SAFE. I.. a aler .,aa,te ,,/fami& Furniture .Tile .Appliances Vinyl .Carpet -Bedding 106 8th Street, Marlinton Financing Available 304-799-6235 I Receivers ,' I I & FREE insta ABC, NBC, CBS, FOX, WB, UPN I Coup.on expires 07/31103 i i im i i mi mB Jm ImTIm IIii Loca//y_ Owned & Operated - Ask for Randy Parker Gall 00eunian00 26, 9 a.m., Sheets Farm, walk/run: 4:30 p.m., NRAO Rec Area, cookout, bring dessert or salad: Sunday. July 27. 10:45 a.m., Cass Community Build- ing, potluck and program. Sharp Family: Friday, July 25, 6 p,m., Charles J. Sharp Homeplace, Brownsburg Road. Reunion continues through Sunday, July 27. Workman Reunion: Satur- day, July 26, no time provided, Watoga State Park Shelter. PCHS Class of 1980: Sat- urday, July 26. 12 noon. Mar- linton Municipal Park, Still- well. Bring a covered dish and lawn chair. Faculty and friends from other classes are invited. Call Frannie Tawney Ray. 304- 653-4490 or emait fancy78 (q" excite.corn: Russanne Poling Brumfield, 304-984- 2t24: or Susan Scott. 304-965- 3475. email imjustue 'aol.com Christian Family: Sunday', July 27, no time provided, Re- nick Fire House. Bring a picnic basket. Shinaberry Family: Sun- day, July' 27, I1 am.. Watoga State Park Picnic Shelter. Friends welcome. Burks Family: Saturday, Au- gust 2, 9 a.m., Summersville Dana picnic shelter #1. Lunch. 12 noon: S ehool e raft/A u ! dridg e Family: Saturday, August 2. 11 a.m,. Watoga State Park, PCHS Class of 1983: Sat- urday, August 2, 1 pro., Mar- linton Municipal Park. steak dinner: 7 p.m., Marlinton Moose Lodge, Buckeye. hors d" oeuvres and cocktails. Register with Brenda Dilley. 304-799- 4419, Rt. 1 Box 136. Dunmore WV 24934 or pchsclasso f1983  comcast.net Jackson Family: Saturday', August 2. I I a.m.. Central CB RADIOS Stop in at NAPA, Marlinton or Bartow, for all of your CBRadio needs. If we don't have it, we will get it! Call 799-6250 or 456-4432 Fanta-Sea Solar Pool Jeff Sharp 304-799-6993 Union Community Center. Bring a co',ered dish. Door priz- es awarded: games and fun. De- scendants of Dennis and Mary Jackson. Friel Family: Saturday. Au- gust 2, I1 am., Seneca State Forest Picnic Shelter. Bring a covered dish and lav, n chair. VanReenen Family: Satur- day, August 2, I1 a.m.. Mc- Clure homeplace. Bring a cov- ered dish. Friends also welcome. Family of James Lonnie and Icie McClure VanReenen. Campbell Family: Sunday. August 3. I1 a.m.. 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