Vol. 42, No.19

May 10, 2016

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BCHS has first female to pass
state welding exam

Senior Tiffany Conrad joined the welding program at the high school last year, when it was the only class open for the time period she needed. Once she started she realized she “liked it a lot” and she wanted to continue on to become state certified in SMAW or Stick Welding. She stated that welding was now her “back up plan” as she plans on majoring in Criminal Justice next year at Glenville State College. Conrad commented on being the only girl was pretty easy, but some of the boys said she couldn’t do it and she wanted to prove them wrong.

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Event at Sutton Library honors
writers of all ages

Last Thursday, along with the local winners of the Young Writers’ Contest, Braxton County writers and one writer from Oak Hill received recognition and shared ideas at the Sutton Library. The Friends of the Library sponsored the event with Pat McPherson heading the activities.
One interesting activity occurred early in the program when various individuals read to Beth Atkins’ kindergarten class from Little Birch Elementary and Flora Cox’s kindergarten class from Sutton Elementary. Atkins read We Like to Play, a book written by the students in her class.
Lou Ann Gaines, a retired Braxton County teacher, read her children’s book, The Wild Ride.
Last to read to the youngsters was Oak Hill native Brenda Moore. She read The Frightened Frog, which she wrote in response to a request from a representative from the National Gardening Club.

County sees incumbents defeated in primary

With a better than usual turnout, Braxton County voters soundly supported Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump for president. Jim Justice received the nod for the Democratic nomination for Governor. Local voters, an estimated 41% of those registered went to the polls, also defeated several incumbents.
Long time Board of Education member Kathy Parker was defeated by new comers, Jill Cooper and Bradley Shingler. Cooper led the ticket with 1342 votes followed by Shingler’s 1234. Shane Brown received 1072 votes, followed by Parker with 987, Allyson Peters Lewis’ 872 and Charles “Billy” McDonald with 726.
Lisa Mace Godwin defeated incumbent Gary Ellyson II for the open seat on the Braxton County Commission. She received 1138, votes to Ellyson’s 903. J.D. Whitsel received 399 votes while Mathew Perrine received 377 in the Commission race.


2016 BCHS Top Ten

First in the BCHS graduating class of 2016, Laurel Lloyd believes in striving to be the best at whatever she does. As the valedictorian and as the recipient of an athletic scholarship to play soccer at West Virginia Wesleyan College, she apparently has succeeded in two major undertakings.
Lloyd, the daughter of Betty Taylor and Greg Lloyd, cites as her favorite high-school memory “when we started our girls’ high school soccer team.” She said, “Our team has become a family, and I have so many memories to take with me.”


Several appear before Judge Facemire in Circuit Court

The Honorable Judge Richard A. Facemire recently completed numerous court orders through the Braxton County Circuit Court.
A motion for reconsideration of sentence was filed by Grace Gose and her attorney on April 8. Judge Facemire denied the motion. The court cited the defendant had two past opportunities on probation and was unable to comply with the terms and conditions. Her probation had been revoked and the sentence of not less than one year but no more than five years in the state penitentiary had been imposed for the felony charge of failure to provide a change in required sex offender information.





Local man’s art work receives recognition

Being juried at Tamarack provides evidence that an artist possesses potential, and that is just what has happened to one young Braxtonian. Patrick Facemire of Gassaway will soon have a display of his work at Tamarack. That, however, is not the full extent of his artistic endeavors.

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