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Sept 16 a Glenn Louis Drake
Jr. 27, of Procious, see OBITUARY page
Sept. 16 a With 19 years of community
journalism behind it, The newest bestest yet Communicator is now on news
stands across the region and coming to mail boxes soon
Sept. 16 a Our lead story gives a closer
look on how the County Commission goes about hiring personnel.
Sept. 16 a With all their decisions
made in secret and away from a public meeting, another good look at what's
wrong with Clayberry.
Sept 16 a Today is the day before the
start of the Big Apple Fest in downtown Clay
Sept 16 a Smart businesses are busy
cleaning windows and adding colorful decorations for the annual affair
Sept 16 a With most of the events
held around the Courthouse and carnival rides on the far end of town, this
will be the first year that storefronts all along Main Street will benefit
from the family fun event.
Sept 16 a From last week, there are
146 pennies in a pound of new pennies
Sept. 15 late p Special Note:
Buffalo Creek Recreational Trail Clean Up, Volunteers are needed
to help clear brush along the railroad tracks at the new Buffalo Creek
Recreational Trail and replace wood on the old train trestle at Dundon.
The work party will be this Wednesday, Sept. 17 . If you are able
to volunteer, just show up at the Dundon Trestle at 9:30 this Wednesday.
If you have a weedeater, snips or other tools, please bring them. More
on EVENTS page
Sept. 15 a Mark Holcomb, 72,
see OBITUARY page
Sept. 15 a With temps in the 50s and
drizzle coming down, Welcome to Monday in Clayberry
Sept. 15 a Thinking back on last week,
we've got a new 911 Director and that's great. The process of selection
leaves a lot to be desired. The County Commission voted on Denise Holcomb
last Wed but the real decision was made many days , a week really,
before the official vote. So much for public officials conducting the public's
business in public.
Sept. 15 a Friday night the CHS Panthers
lost big time to Ritchie County. Near the end of that game, Cody
Lockhart was injured and ambulanced out on a backboard. We understand the
athlete was able to leave the hospital early Saturday morning. That's good
Sept. 15 a The season may be
looking better. Parkersburg papers are reporting that an illegal player
forced a forfeiture of the Roane County game which where we lost. If that's
true, the Panthers are now 2 wins and one loss.
Sept. 15 a Tonight the School Board
convenes a public meeting at the Pentagon. and Yelp, they've got the agenda
available for eyeballing.
Sept. 15 a "War is irrational;
its only plan is to bring destruction: it seeks to grow by destroying,"
Sept. 15 a Ever wonder what steps the
NFL takes to insure there's no bad press coming out? Here's
the inside scoop.
Sept. 15 a Our very own Evelyn McGlothlin
just received a well
deserved ovation for her home grown business.
Sept. 15 a Some are wondering where
the Apple Fest carnival rides will be since the old Fas Chek building has
been sold and converted to a junk store. We notice Mr Myers from Myers
Amusement Company in town last week and pacing off the lot around the old
Chevy dealer building on the far end of town.
Sept. 15 a Besides being a little bigger
in size, that location insures that Apple goers will walk to the far end
of town for the rides. That walking insures that street side merchants
will have higher visibility and maybe even better sales.
Sept. 15 a There is a downside to the
new location. The old dealership lot was used for parking. Covered with
rides, that's that much less space to park the car.
Sept. 15 a Frontier Tele offers some
of the slowest least dependable internet service in the world. How bad
is it? So bad, many in the county moved away from Frontier and over to
satellite internet providers like Exede and Hughes Net
Sept. 15 Maybe due to customer loss
and certainly due to bad press, Frontier has taken baby steps in upgrading
Sept. 15 a Last Summer, Frontier installed
a new switch panel in front of Maysel Baptist Church. That new service
is now up and running. IF you're a customer in the Daubenspeck area or
along the road heading toward Clay County park, to get on the peppier line,
you have to call Frontier and asked to be switched.
Sept. 15 a One guy is testing the new
service. With three days of testing under his belt, average download is
just above 8 kbps.
Sept. 15 a 8 kbps is the bottom end
ot what's called high speed internet but that's a big improvement over
the more common download speed of 1 or 2 on the old line.
Sept. 15 a To test your DSl speed,
here's a pretty good independent online checker. SpeakEasy
Sept. 15 a Communicator comes out Tuesday
afternoon. Now's the time to email over your stuff.
Sept. 14 David Jack Stephenson,
91, see OBITUARY page