NEWS & MORE
Sept. 24 a Lindy May Myers, 69,
of Glen, see OBITUARY page
Sept. 24 a Our CHS Panthers played
a heck of a ball game for three quarters against Liberty down in Raleigh
County. That last quarter killed us. Final score, 38 to 33
Sept 24 a Ramsey's Dairy Bar down at
Fola added sugar free ice cream to their offerings
Sept 24 a Ever tried it? Think sugar
free would have less flavor or taste?
Sept 24 a Wrong-O!
Sept 24 a Instead, the sugar free stuff
has a creamier flavor than the regular stuff
Sept 24 a We're taking down the Big
Apple pics on Sunday. If you'd like a CD of the pics, just let us know.
$8 plus tax.
Sept 24 a We mentioned something wasn't
smelling right at the Pentagon during yesterday's morning post
Sept 24 a Here's a note. Asst Superintendent
Mike Mullins retired back in June. He's been away from the place since
Sept 24 a Gone until yesterday when
he was seen out directing bus traffic.
Sept 24 a There was no mention of bringing
Mullins back during the last Board meeting nor on the agenda for the upcoming
Sept 24 a Here comes on big Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm...
Sept. 23 a Margaret Ann McCracken
Moore, 89, of O’Brion, see OBITUARY page
Sept. 23 a Tonight the Panthers take
on Liberty in away field action. It's the first time Clay High has played
Sept. 23 a 101.7FM plans to air the
game. For those afar, try listening on a third party provider, tunein.com
or try this to use your own player
window. Go Panthers.
Sept. 23 a WYAP has been helping to
get WULL , 104.3 FM in Big Otter to get on the air. Last night the volunteers
tested the new transmitter and antenna. Didn't work.
Sept. 23 a For over 20 years, The Communicator
was owned and operated by Lindy Myers, Terry Kerns, and the Mel Gibson
look alike. Last Dec, Lindy retired
Sept. 23 a Lindy worked tirelessly
for 20 year to make the paper grow and supported the notion: the more voters
know about the dealings of government, the better off we are
Sept. 23 a Additionally, Lindy served
on the local Demorat Committee, was a Mother / Grandmother, and was an
active supporter of H E White Elem
Sept. 23 a Lindy Myers died Wed. We've
lost a keeper
Sept. 23 a We keep checking the Matic's
Funeral Home web page for funeral arrangements but without luck.
Sept. 23 a Ever just have a feeling
something is awash?
Sept. 23 a Two weeks ago we had
that same feeling . A day later School Superintendent Kenneth Tanner (KT)
turned in his resignation letter during secret time. There was no mention
of the resignation during the public part of the public meeting held Sept.
12th. Not a peep.
Sept. 23 a We got word of the resignation
and started spreading the news. A
TV-8 news report confirmed the bail out last week.
Sept. 23 a Yesterday the Pentagon
posted the meeting
agenda slated for Sept. 26th. The agenda makes no mention of a vote
to accept the resignation. Does anyone else think that's odd?
Sept. 23 a And there's something else.
During the Sept. 12th meeting, the Sch Board added new people to the Pentagon
staff. Michelle Paxton got the as Attendance Director / Asst Superintendent;
Tina Burnette as Nutrition Director / Asst Superintendent.
Sept. 23 a Paxton and Burnette served
as Elem Principals prior the tap to move up the pay grade ladder.
Sept. 23 a With them out of Clay
Elem and Lizemore Elem (respectively), it was time to bid those Principal
Sept. 23 a The Pentagon website provides,
those two carefully worded job descriptions were posted Sept13th. All that's
normal. Get replacements in place as quickly as possible so those that
are moving up and do so.
Sept. 23 a But then... those same two
Elem Principal positions were placed online to rebid , yesterday.
Sept. 23 a KT not leaving after all?
Sept. 23 a Ms Paxton and Ms Burnette
not getting to move up the ladder?
Sept. 23 a Something ain't smelling
Sept. 23 a Big Otter Community Center
remains closed for another couple Friday nights
Sept. 23 a Tomorrow is a big auction
in the Northern end of the county on Walker Road. All the particulars and
directions are in the Communicator. Still just 80 cents.
Sept. 23 a Pick up a copy today.
Sept. 21 a In the most recent Communicator
came word of a bunch of new jobs coming our way from the Federal Gov. Called
disaster clean up workers, top pay for supervisors at $20 / hour,
check out the JOBS page for contact info.
Sept. 20 a School Boardster, ambulance
driver, Morgan Triplett has been hospitalized for three weeks. Before that,
he spent four weeks at home prior to seeking med treatment.
Sept. 20 a The MRSA
infection in his leg just won't go away.
Sept. 20 a Prayers are in order for
Sept. 20 a Last year, the County Commission
balanced the budget by not paying the jail bill for several months. Again
this budget year, there wasn't enough money to go around for the entire
Sept. 20 a West Virginia Commissioners
just got a new directive from the West
Virginia Big Robes telling em, Yes, you will pay the jail bill.
Sept. 20 a Also from the Big Robes
under the Gold Dome, from last week, another decision will affect Clayberry
this Election Day. Clayonian Tom
Gorgone will mount a write in campaign seeking the Top Badge position.
Sept. 20 a The Pentagon has to get
their ducks in a row to keep things together.
Sept. 20 a During the last Board meeting
they voted in Michelle Paxton as a top dog on the hill. Michelle is the
wifey of Asst Superintendent Joe Paxton.
Sept. 20 a Before any votes were
made, the Board went secret for two hours. During that time, Superintendent
Tanner resigned from duty. Feeling he didn't have the support of his Board,
Tanner quit after being told CHS Principal Melinda Isaacs would NOT be
moved up to the Pentagon
Sept. 20 a With Joe Paxton air apparent
to the Top Spot when KT leaves, it was very important to get the wifey
in power right away.
Sept. 20 a Why?
Sept. 20 a State Code : §18A-2-1:
....The principal [superintendent] may not recommend for employment an
individual who is related to him or her as father, mother, son, daughter,
brother, sister, uncle, aunt, first cousin, nephew, niece, husband, wife,
father-in-law, mother-in-law, son-in-law, daughter-in-law, brother-in-law,
sister-in-law, stepfather, stepmother, stepson, stepdaughter, stepbrother,
stepsister, half brother or half sister;
Sept. 20 a Michelle had
to be placed before Joe Paxton gets the Superintendent spot in the near
Sept. 20 a Last week, Boardster Cheryl
White commented that others would make a good Superintendent. Names included
Pam Mullins and Mike Mullins, both recently retired Pentagon duties
Sept. 20 a There's others around well
qualified. Like, one time CHS vice prinicpal Dr Michelle Samples who now
works in Charleston
Sept. 20 a We have another special
person to consider.
Sept. 20 a County Commissioner Linky
Poo served as Superintendent a number of years. Since being on the Commission,
the county has nearly gone broke inspite of his campaign promises to bring
in millions of grant dollars to our county.
Sept. 20 a To keep the county from
going completely bankrupt, maybe the Sch Bd should consider Linky as the
interim Superintendent of Schools and give the rest of us a break.
Sept. 19 a For this area, Labor
Day is not the end of Summer. For County Clay, The Apple Fest marks the
end of Summer.
Sept. 19 a There's always complaints
before during and after the Big Apple. The younger volunteers ae doing
things different. Some things are working, some ain't
Sept. 19 a When people came up to us
last weekend saying something sucks, our response was, are you ready to
volunteer and make it better?
Sept. 19 a Not one person showed ANY
interest in doing anything but complain.
Sept. 19 a The 46th Big apple is in
the history books.
Sept. 19 a We've got about 125 photos
from the affair on our home page. To grab one, just hover on the image,
right click and save as.
Sept. 19 a In addition to those shown,
we've got any 200 or so more. If you're interested in the whole shebang
in living color, CD's are available for $8. For shipping, add another
Sept. 19 a Enjoy your Day