West Virginia FILMmakers announce festival line up
The 15th Annual West Virginia FILMmakers Festival which begins in Sutton’s Elk Theatre the weekend of Oct. 3-5, has released its film line-up. A kick-off screening is set for Thursday, Oct. 2 at The Lewis Theatre in Lewisburg, WV
“I am so excited to screen the Student Academy® Award winner Border Patrol by WV cinematographer Justin Litton,” festival director Caitlin Renée Campbell said. “Justin worked on this film while a student at Leeds, and it was shot in Germany.”
The Festival begins Oct. 3 at 6 p.m. The Friday night feature will be Canadian Comedy Award for Best Feature Film and Matthew Kowlachuck’s “Lawrence & Holloman,” at 7:30 p.m. On Saturday, October 4, the Saturday night feature and Newport Beach Film Festival Audience Award for Best Comedy & Jury Award for Best Screenplay Jason Strouse’s “Teacher of the Year,” starring Keegan-Michael Key and Matthew Letscher, will screen at 9:30 p.m. Each evening will wrap up with the FILMmaker Party at the Film Center/Elk Hotel with live music Friday night from Wager and Saturday night from The Skinnies.
“It is great to be celebrating 15 years of the WV FILMmakers Festival. We are the oldest independent film festival in the state,” Campbell said. Festival guest artist, Emmy® Award-winning producer John K. Corser, begins Saturday at 10 a.m. and will speak on the topics (1) how the financing structure affects the production, and (2) scripted verses, non-scripted productions (production, financing and distribution), with a Q&A to follow. At the Landmark Studio for the Arts Saturday, October 4, continental breakfast begins at 8:45 a.m. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased online or at the door.
“We have 51 films screening this year. This year, as in the past, we will select a West Virginia Filmmaker of the Year,” Campbell said. The Filmmaker of the Year will be announced at the Reception and Awards Ceremony at 5 p.m. at the Landmark Center for the Arts.
The Festival schedule in its entirety— ticket, festival pass and more— is available on the festival’s website, www.filmmakers festival.org, or by email at information@wvfilmmakersf estival.org. To book accommodations check our website for a coupon at participating Braxton County hotels.
The West Virginia FILMmakers Festival will be held the same weekend as the Sutton Fall Festival. Find out more about the Hillbilly zip line, Artz Market, Car Show and other festival activities for the Sutton Fall Festival at: https://sites.google.com/site/fallfestivalsutton/home.
Savannah Rose crowned Homecoming Queen
Senior Savannah Rose of Little Birch was crowned Braxton County High School Homecoming Queen for 2014 during the halftime festivities at last Friday’s football game. Her escort, Jeremy Hinkel served at Homecoming King.
Savannah is a majorette and feature twirler for the Eagle Band. She is president of the Student Council, secretary for DECA, historian for FBLA and a member of the National Honor Society. Following graduation, Savannah plans to pursue a career in business finance at Glenville State College. She is the daughter of Billy and Sandy Rose.
Savannah’s escort, Jeremy Hinkel was crowned King of the 2014 BCHS Homecoming Court. He is the son of Harry and Kim Kinkel of Gassaway. Following graduation, Jeremy plans to become a welder.
Iva Hardisty and Allison Thompson also represented the senior class. Iva lives in Orlando and is the daughter of Billy Hardisty. She serves as historian for the DECA. Iva plans on pursuing an accounting degree at either GSC or Marshall University following graduation. Her escort for the evening was Caleb Whitney, son of Tim and Erica Whitney of Strange Creek.
Allison lives in Servia and is the daughter of Mark and Mona Thompson. She is a member of Student Council, FFA, and DECA. She is also treasurer of the senior class. Allison plans to attend Carver Career Center and pursue a career as a nail technician after graduation.
Her escort for the evening was Carl Pulliam, son of Debbie Pulliam of Burnsville. Carl is the manager of both the Eagle football and basketball teams.
Junior attendants to Queen Savannah were Montana Carr and Baylee Woodward. Montanna lives in Gassaway and is the daughter of Bobby and Bridget Carr. Her escort for the evening was Robbi Goodnight of Sutton. He is the son of Rick and Cheryl Goodnight.
Bayle is the daughter of Justin and Kelli Woodward of Flatwoods. Her escort was Colby Flinn. Colby lives in Sutton and is the son of Bonnie and Josh Smallwood.
The sophomore class attendants were Logan Bragg and Trista Harper. Logan is the daughter of Greg and Robin Bragg of Burnsville. Her escort was Dakota Fowler of Sutton. He is the son of Denise Fowler.
Trista Harper is the daughter of Trevor and Sherry Harper of Heaters. Phillip Frame served as her escort. Phillip lives in Little Birch and is the son of Larry and Sarah Frame.
The freshman class was represented by Grace Hefner and Abby Wilmonth. Grace lives in Flatwoods and is the daughter of Mark and Jami Hefner. She was escorted by Seth McCoy, the son of Dale and Becky McCoy of Duck.
Abby Wilmoth lives in Burnsville. She is the daughter of Brent and Angie Wilmoth. Her escort was Gage Vincent, son of Doug and Tonya Vincent of Sutton.
Completing the homecoming court were flower girl, Gabriella Crow and crown bearer Hayden Gum. Gabby is the 3 year old daughter of Shawn and Ginger Crow of Little Birch. Hayden, also 3 years of age, is the son of Jamie and Amanda Gumm of Chapel.
Superintendent of School David Dilly had the pleasure of presenting Queen Savannah her royal robe. Assistant Principal Sabrina Skidmore gave the queen her flower. BCHS Principal Tony Minney had the honor of crowing the 2014 BCHS Homecoming Queen.
Braxton resident to host GSC Homecoming Art Show
Oil paintings by Joseph Pettit will be on display in front of the Glenville State College Robert F. Kidd Library on Friday, October 10th from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. Additionally, there will be a drawing at the end of the event for a chance to win one of his paintings. Everyone is welcome to stop by and enjoy the artwork.
“We are excited that Joe will be showing his paintings in front of the library again this year. Homecoming is a great time for current and former students to see the talents of this GSC grad. I am looking forward to his new collection,” said GSC Staff Librarian Virginia Yeager.
Pettit began painting 17 years ago. He spent two years in the Army and then graduated from GSC in 1976. Pettit taught school for 10 years, worked at a saw mill for 25 years, and is now retired. He currently resides in Sutton.
In the event of adverse weather, the show will be moved inside to the first floor of the library. For more information, contact Yeager at Virginia. Yeager@ glenville.edu or (304) 462-6164.
Tire collection scheduled for Braxton County on Oct. 4
The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection’s REAP program is hosting a local tire collection to rid Braxton County of old tires.
The event is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., on Saturday, Oct. 4, at Kenton Meadows Field in Gassaway.
Residents may dispose of up to 10 tires per person with a valid West Virginia ID for Braxton County. The tires must be off the rims and only car and light truck tires 16 inches or less will be accepted. Haulers and businesses are not allowed to participate.
The event is made possible in part through REAP within the DEP’s Division of Land Restoration. REAP (Rehabilitation Environmental Action Plan) brings together all of the state’s cleanup programs to maximize the state’s cleanup efforts.
Flatwoods Red Hat Tulips model in Senior Citizens’ Center Style Show
By Shirley Shuman
Senior citizens present at the Braxton Center last Wednesday received a peek at the new fall clothing line available at one of the local stores. Five of the Flatwoods Red Hat Tulips modeled outfits available at Bon Worth, located in the Flatwoods Outlet Mall.
With Bon Worth manager Nancy Carr serving as emcee, the five women paraded in the center of the all-purpose room in the building. Each appeared in two different oufits. First came Judy Norval, known as the “Queen Mum” of the group. Norval modeled a navy blue skirt combined with a midnight blue top.
Next appeared Rose Lee, wearing ivory slacks with what Carr termed “a very versatile” light brown leopard-print top. Lee chose a black scarf to go with her outfit. Following Lee, Joyce Black appeared in teal slacks with a multicolored top. Carr pointed out that the top could easily be paired with slacks of different colors.
Alicia James wore an open-front black and white jacket with a matching tank top. She also wore black slacks. Last to appear in the first round of the show was Eula Young, who had chosen an eggplant printed short-sleeved top to wear over green slacks.
Other clothing choices which the models wore included one consisting of a dark brown jacket with slacks to match combined with a winter white top. A definitely popular outfit was a denim-colored sweatshirt and indigo slacks worn by Black. Another sweatshirt one of the models wore was winter white with a pattern on the front. This was paired with light brown, ranger denim, slacks.
Following the style show itself, the models returned to center stage. This time, however, they were dressed in ridiculous-looking outfits which they claimed reflected how they had looked before donning the clothes which they modeled for the style show. This segment of the presentation was, of course, popular with all of those present.
Gassaway native to perform piano recital at GSC
Anita White, Glenville State College Adjunct Instructor of Piano and Department Accompanist will hold her annual piano recital in the GSC Fine Arts Center Auditorium on Monday, October 13th at 7:00 p.m. The recital, featuring gospel music in a classical style, is free and open to the public.
“I have a passion for hymns in the style of the masters such as Bach, Beethoven, and Chopin. I have been blessed with a talent that I wish to pass on to others. Please join me for a wonderful hour of classical music,” said White.
White earned her bachelor’s degree from the Philadelphia Conservatory of Music. She has many years of experience as a piano recitalist, organ recitalist, and a teacher of music theory, voice, piano, organ, and related subjects. White has taught, directed, and been accompanist at numerous churches and public schools. The Gassaway, West Virginia native also has been involved in the planning and performing of many community and church cantatas and oratorios.
For more information, contact the GSC Department of Fine Arts at (304) 462-6340.