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May 23 a While you're sitting at home
burning up broadband space...
May 23 a The Pentagon has a new job
posting over on the JOBS page. Deadline for submission is next Thursday.
May 23 a For right at 100 years, the
Boy Scouts of America has offered a program full of teaching life skills
May 23 a In the last five years, their
program has taken it on the noggin over gay rights. A couple years ago,
the BDA officially allowed gay youth to join and participate. Now the
head honcho of the BSA says it's time for gay leaders to be allowed
at the helm of troops.
May 23 a With scout membership dropping
by huge amounts, there have been protests on both sides of the issue. WHat's
making the change happen? Major corporations have pulled funding for the
world wide organization. It's all about $$$$.
May 23 a Complaints of the sky
is falling and the world will end at the forefront, those pathetic pleas
sound a lot like the time when females were allowed to vote &
own property and when blacks were allowed full citizenship. The world didn't
end back then and truth is, we have a better place to live and grow.
May 23 a Talking heads have spent much
time talking about the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) scheme which allows
Corporations to have secret courtroom advantage offer over what the 12
participating nations can do to regulate. Adding to that debate comes giving
the power to Obama De Bama the power to put the whole package together
without public input or choice. That's called TPA.
May 23 a Yesterday both our
U S Senators voted to provide that fast track authority to the Prez.,
the TPA part of the deal.
May 23 a What the talking heads aren't
talking about is...
May 23 a Did you know, it only takes
a simple majority in the Senate to pass the TPP. Just 51 votes is all it
May 23 a Smokin Joe Manchin voted for
fast track authority (TPA). Without doubt, Manchin will vote against the
full TPP and be able to tell this state, Not me buddy, I voted against
May 23 a Rotten political
ploy by Manchin.
May 23 a It's what corporate
controlled media ain't telling us , that's what's killing this nation.
May 22 late p The Clay County Swimming
Pool opens for the 2015 season on Saturday the 23rd at noon.
May 22 late p The best and cheapest
baby sitting service in the county is ready for a new year.
May 22 late p The pool's open on Saturdays
only until school lets out.
May 22 late p As for holiday events
in the county, say a concert, parade, fireworks, there aren't any
May 22 late p Being the
only county in the state without a franchise grocery store is giving us
some regional news attention.
May 22 late p A TV station was in town
earlier this week followed by a Charleston Gazette reporter today.
May 22 late p We asked one of the building
owners Thursday, is there anything coming for sure?
May 22 late p His response, there's
been interested parties call but nothing is in place
May 22 late p With Monday
a holiday, the ace cub reporter made it to the Courthouse late Friday to
gather public records.
May 22 late p With butt clinched,
for the two hour gathering session, one thing was on his mind, Don't Fart!
May 22 late p Merry Memorial Day weekend
one and all
May 22 p Last call for candidate announcements
and bio for the upcoming Town Election. The Communicator will provide a
space for a small picture and five paragraphs or so without charge.
May 22 p Get you info out there before
voting starts next week.
May 22 p Like to give a nice long post
on this beautiful Friday
May 22 p Can't!
May 22 p There's a nasty virus going
around the county . The ace cub reporter managed to get it
May 22 p For the last 12 hours, the
guy has been occupied in the bathroom. There's now a trail of the brown
stuff from his favorite chair to the throne. Two step thunder squirts would
be an improvement for the fat guy!
May 22 p On the mend as of Friday noon
but still without energy.
May 22 p Posts coming in a couple days.
May 21 a The new 24 hour per day WalMart
in Flatwoods opened for business around 7:30am yesterday
May 21 a One ole man was sitting
in a lawn chair in front of the big doors . He said he wanted to be the
first one in the new place. He was
May 21 a A brand new store is special.
May 21 a In the rest room, all the
automatic faucets work. While walking pass and waving your hand across
the front of em, they all come on. Toilet paper was actually in place.
No build up of crud could be seen in the corners
May 21 Workers were happy to
be on the job. They actually smiled and asked if they could help you find
May 21 a Heck, half of Clayberry was
there either shopping or working.
May 21 a The shelves were fully stocked
including the food department.
May 21 a Out front a guy carrying a
goat in the back of his truck drove past.
May 21 a Hands down the best.
Coolers poured out chilled air. From five feet away, the cold air filled
the place. If was even better for the freezer section. Know what we're
talking about guys? Yelp! Nipples galore!!!!!!!!!!
May 21 a One of most annoying
21st century actions ain't happening in the Flatwoods WalMart.
May 21 a How many times have you been
in a store, maybe in a checkout line and the employee is standing there
texting or talking on a cell phone. Instead of a hello and doing what they're
paid to do, the cell phone takes priority.
May 21 a Not the case in Wally World
where we understand, employees were fired yesterday for playing on cell
May 21 a From downtown Clay to Flatwoods,
it takes about 45 minutes at legal speeds. To the Elkview Krogers, K Mart,
about the same. Spencer and Summersville, right at one hour.
May 21 a For those without dependable
transportation and in need of a grocery store, you're still screwed.
May 20 a For a note: Those larger Dollar
General stores are actually called Dollar General Markets.
May 20 a Thanks LS from Florida for
May 20 a Last night the Clay
High Panthers ended their season with a loss to Herbert Hoover, Darn good
effort but were done for the season.
May 20 a The Sch Bd said good bye to
several veteran employees during their rescheduled meeting at the Pentagon.
It was a time for remembering good times and nothing else.
May 20 a Those good byes included long
time Boardster Prez, R B Legg.
May 20 a New top dog is Dave Mullins
May 20 a Instead of Boardsters with
decades of service, the longest serving Board members are Mullins and Morgy
Triplett each with just 6 years in elected office.
May 20 a As for a replacement for RB,
didn't happen. two time candidate Bodkins was in attendance to keep an
eye on the Board but no appointment was made.
May 20 a The WYAP recorded the first
45 minutes of of the three hour plus gathering and plans to air that at
9am this morning.
May 20 a Another good service of community
radio. Anyone with an internet connection can listen. Walk over to wyap.com
and click the LISTEN ONLINE button.
May 20 a Clay Town Council election
get underway on the 27th during early voting time.
May 20 a The Communicator provides
a free spot for candidate announcements in the next edition.
May 20 a If you're a candidate for
office, email over your picture and five or six paragraphs of info by Monday
May 25th, 5pm
May 20 a Clayonians know this state
has some of the worst roads and bridges in the nation. Yesterday, the Charleston
Gazette put in black and white the horrible findings of a recent report
on our state of disrepair. Overall, we're not ranked worst in the nation,
but our non interstate roads and bridges are the 6th worst in the continental
U S A.
May 20 a Compliments the lack of roadways,
W Va is ranked 7th highest in rural roadway deaths.
May 20 a The recent Legislative season
did NOTHING on this but instead, spent their Republicrat controlled efforts
on political BS. Pitiful!
May 20 a For all the fishing buddies,
Buffalo Creek was stocked Tuesday morning with 400 pounds of trout.
May 20 a Finally, a good reason
to spend a weekend in Clayberry.
May 19 p For all our angler
buddies, got some great news. Buffalo Creek will be stocked sometime this
week. Expect around 400 pounds of the wigglers to be dumped in Clayberry's
best looking tributary to the Elk.
May 19 p We've been without a
fully stocked franchise grocery store for over 7 months. For right
at a month, we've been without ANY franchise grocery store.. To get someone
to come into this county and set up shop. well, it's a long short.
May 19 p Lets move to plan B
May 19 p We have two dollar stores
in the county. Both added limited food items last year. Neither has enough
space nor parking.
May 19 p How about a citizen led push
to get one of those to expand into the Piggly Wiggly building
May 19 p Did you know, the Dollar General
empire includes mega stores, about twice as big as what's offered in town
now. Those expanded Dollar General Stores includes a bunch of grocery store
May 19 p Take a couple minutes and
call 1 866 214 5750 today. You can also go online and make your statement.
this link, go near the bottom and click the West Virginia line for
a direct contact to the W Va field rep.
May 19 p They've got over 11,800 stores
right now. This online campaign could result in one more! How about you?
May 19 a William “Jack” Coulter,
73, formerly of Clay, see OBITUARY page
May 19 a The rescheduled School Board
meeting convenes tonight at 6pm. Before that gathering, beginning at 4pm,
there's a public hearing on the new year's budget. As one old feller said,
for the real story, follow the numbers, The State Ed website includes financials
for the last several years. Take
May 19 a Last night's Clay High Sectional
game against Herbert Hoover was called due to rain. It's rescheduled for
tonight at 6pm down at Herbert Hoover High. It's do or die time for the
Panthers. For those unable to make the trip, the local radio stations plans
to air the contest
May 19 a The local Health Bd
is looking at changes to the clean indoor air smoking ban. Discussed yesterday
was inclusion of non smoking E Cigs to the ban. Although no smoke, no second
hand smoke is emitted and some of the devices don't even contain nicotine,
we're heading down the slippery slope.
May 19 a First word also came on a
statewide initiative to combine county health departments around the state
into regional organizations. Sounds like another way to the public out
of public meetings and local services.
May 19 a Looks like rain will
continue thru the morning. Wear your umbrella and carry your rubbers!
May 18 a Friday night the Panthers
took it on the nose against Herbert Hoover. It was a completely different
game Saturday afternoon when the game against Nicholas county went our
way in the bottom of the 7th. Great game Saturday with the final score
in our favor, 10 to 9.
May 18 a Sectional tournament
play continues this evening at 6pm when the CHS Panthers take on Herbert
Hoover at Herbert Hoover. It's do or die tonight for the Panthers.
May 18 a In rescheduled action, the
Board of Health meets today at high noon in their Main Street digs. One
agenda item opens discussion on changing smoking restrictions. Right now,
if you have to stand in the middle of the road to lit up a torch and be
May 18 a If Arthur Jarrett did anything
right while serving as Mayor, it was passing a Town smoking ordinance which
short circuited the county smoking ordinance. Jarrett penned and passed
a law that says, it's up to the business owner to decide smoking rules
in each private business.
May 18 a Tonight's School Board
meeting has been rescheduled to Tuesday evening at The Pentagon. They've
big long agenda full of people moving from one job to another.
May 18 a The big question is, who will
the Board pick to replace resigned Sch Boardster RB Legg? With pesky Cheryl
White asking too many questions and now Dave Pierson looking at the financials
and asking tough questions, it's important that the Pentagon pick a team
player. Our guess, a return of Beth Cercone to the Board. Justa guess.
May 18 a Sick leave abuse came
up during the most recent Board meeting. At issue is record keeping and
bringing the "I have a hang nail and ain't going to work" crowd into line.
During Tuesday's meeting, a new
time sheet will be made public.
May 18 a What the Board isn't looking
at is the undocumented, professional leave taken by the administrators.
What's good for the goose is good for the gander.
May 18 a Beginning at 4pm tomorrow,
the Board convenes a public hearing on the the 2015- 2016 budget. If you
want to see what's happening, read the numbers.
May 18 a We have a new Eagle Scout
. Yesterday in an hour long ceremony, Troop 123's Jordan Vaughn received
his top badge while a big crowd of family and friends smiled and applauded.
Good Job, 14 year old Jordan!