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VOL. 145--N0. 18 USPS 443-400 KINGWOOD, WEST VIRGINIA, WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2011 12 PAGES--47 COPY T. A. celebrating accomplishments Terra Alta Betterment, Inc., ing improvements in the town group of long-time residents of (TABI), composed of a small of Terra Alta is invited to stop the town included Penny Kelly, group of grass-roots volunteers, by, learn about what has been Shirley Smith, Mary Jo Gregg, is marking 10 years of accom- accomplished, offer input, and Bill Phillips (deceased) and plishments toward revitalizing find out how they can become Carol Burdick. its Town with a celebration involved. The current president A significant boost for the from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. on Satur- of TABI, Loretta Wotring and group came in 2002 when it day, September 17 at the Shaw vice-president, Penny Kelly, was selected as a Community Pavilion in the Terra Alta Com- will both be present to share in- Design Team (CDT) applicant munity Park. formation about TABI's current during 2002 by West Virginia The celebration will offer a and future projects. University. light lunch and an opportunity TABI has as its goals the im- The Community Design Team for local residents to meet and provement of the physical up- was a team of professionals talk with leaders of the civic or- pearance of Terra Alta, the under the aegis of West Vir- ganizations active in improving creation of opportunities for ginia University which included the Terra Alta community, healthy lifestyles and the re- landscape architects, and spe- Preston County remembers A representative from all clubs newal of community spirit, cialists in the areas of histori- and organizations will be pres- With its eye on these goals over cal preservation, economic de- Preston County residents participated in several events last weekend to honor the fallen ent to answer questions and the years, TABI has installed a velopment, recreation, tourism and pay tribute to the first responders of the 9/I I attacks. Pictured above OEM/9q I Direc- provide membershi p informa- new playground, worked with and health. TABI worked with tar Duane Hamilton addresses the crowd gathered at the Courthouse. More photos from t/on. Anyone interested in see- the National Park Service to the CDT team for more thin the weekend events are inside today's edition, create a Master Trails Plan, a year to assess problems and constructed a trail from park opportunities for revitalization to school, partnered with a re- of our town, culminating in a g/anal group to build a senior "CDT weekend" which brought housing overlooking the Park, out more than 150 people (town started the Veterans Memorial of 1500) for all the community Gardens project, funded many input meetings. The CDT Team improvements in the Park, pur- provided TABI with a written chased two gateway signs for assessment of recommenda- entrances to the Town, and an- t/arts for revitalization in many nually coordinate' the expand- areas along with a grant toward ink Fourth of July festival and achieving some of these goals. Christmas tree lighting event. Terra Aita Betterment Inc. be- Current projects under con- came a 501c3 non-profit in 2004 strnction are paving the Park to which allowed it to begin apply- School Trail (with grant from ink for other grants and receiv- the Federal Highway Adminis- ing donations for its projects. tration, WV State Department Grants are written by TABI of Highways and a matching members to apply for federal, grant from TABI) and the Se- state and private funding sourc- n/or Housing apartment build- es. TABI partners on projects ink (with grants from the U.S. with the Mayor of Terra Alta, Dept. of Housing and Urban Charles Feather, along with the Development and the WV De- Town Council and other local velopment Office). civic groups. Knights hosting event TABI began in 2001 when a TABI meetings are held at7 small group of local volunteers p.m. on the first and third Mort- In the, Prestpn High So/too/band's seoond-performonoe of the year they will tOke the stage on theeorne turf. Mus/q ln decided they had witnessed the days at Town Hall. For more the Mount;-3ins is oP Qrual event held at Preston High School. This year music will kick off at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Septem- gradual deterioration of their information, call 800-743-0995. ber 17. PHS performances will be based on the songs of Steely Dan. Four tracks are on the play#st, Reel/n" in the Years, town for too long and banded Tax deductible charitable dona- Rikki Don? Lose That Number, Peg, and Josle. A total of eight bands are participating. Sara Layman, a senior, has been together in improvements ef- tions for TABI projects may be in the band for three years. She is leading the 2011-2012 group as drum major. The Marching Knights will conclude the forts such as planting over 80 sent to: C/O Terra Alta.Better- event with their field show. trees and other beautification merit, Inc., 701 East State Ave., October election set efforts. The nucleus of this TerraAlta, WV 26764. Early voting to begin by Tina Bolyard state leaders, has focused on Early voters can cast their bal- easing debts and phasing-in tax lots in the special election, start- cuts. Such fiscal policies are ing on Wednesday, September credited with helping keep West 21st. Virginia's finances stable and Acting West Virginia Gov. its budgets balanced during the Bruceton man killed Earl Ray Tomblin and Repub- Great Recession and ensuing Robert Lewis Tingley, 23, of Bruceton Mills was killed in a sin- l/can businessman Bill Mild- recovery. Having represented gle vehicle accident in Morgantown on September 10. hey,, won their respective party coalfield voters in the Leg/s- Tingley was traveling south on Van Voorhis Road, toward Mor nominations in earlier this year, lature since the mid-1970s, he gantown, when he lost control of his vehicle in a curve. His car in advance of an Oct. 4, court- also champions that industry, went off the east side of the road and flipped onto its roof. ordered special election for Maloney campaigned as a Traffic noted governor, conservative Republican and ,..,,,.,nu= Each prevailed among large successful businessman. The The West Virginia Division of Highways would like to advise fields of candidates by decisive 52-year-old Morgantown drill- Testing of the JVotronic voting equipment to be used during motorists of a change in traffic pattern in effect today, September margins amid low turnout. Pres- ing consultant and energy cam- the Early Voting period for the Special 2011 Gubernatoriol 15 through May 31, 2012. ton voters followed the state puny owner helped develop the Election end the Votronic voting equipment end EI?M used The purpose for the change in traffic pattern is to construct the trend, plan that freed 33 Chilean m/n- during the Special Gubernatorial General Election cam- new Jessop Cut Bridge. A temporary two lane detour will direct Maloney, in his first bid for ers trapped for 69 days after a menoed Friday, September 9 at the County Commission traffic around the existing bridge from 7 a.m. - 7 p.m. public office, defeated former mine collapse last year. Meeting room. Pictured above, Kim Dixon tests the me- Unforeseen circumstances and inclement weather may change Secretary of State Betty Ire- He said his passion for West hines. the project schedule. land and six other Republicans Virginia prompted his first run by capturing 45 percent of the at elected office. vote. Tomblin bested five tel- Turnout for the special gu- low Democrats, including the bernatorial primary election state treasurer, secretary of state in West Virginia was about 16 and House speaker, with 40.3 percent, About 188,109 people percent of the vote. voted in the primary. There are The general election will de- about 1,216,000 registered vet- c/de who will complete the ers in WestVirginia. gubernatorial term of Demo- In the Democratic primary, crat Joe Munch/n, a Democrat Earl Ray Tomblin received elected to the U.S. Senate last 51,220 votes; Rick Thompson year, filling the vacancy created 30,596; Natalie Tennant 21,956; by the death of U.S. Sen. Robert John Perdue 15,914; Jeff Kes- C. Byrd. sler 6,721 ; and Arne Molds 481. As the state Senate's president, In the Republican primary, Tomblin has been acting as gay- Bill Maloney received 27,575; ernor under the West Virginia Betty Ireland 18,898; Clark Constitution's succession pro- Barnes 5,857; Mark Sorsaia vision since Manchin resigned 2,956; Larry Faircloth 2,378; Nov. 15, 2010. Tomblin's con- Mitch Carmichael 2,046; Ralph clusion that the next election William Clark 1,234; and Cliff would not be until 2012, when Ellis 277. the office is already on the bal- The Mountain Party chose lot for a full four-year term, to nominate their candidate at prompted legal challenges, a convention rather than hold The state's Supreme Court re- a primary, and has nominated sponded by mandating an elect- Bob Henry Baber. History celebrated ed governor take office within a At the Preston County Court- year of Manchin's departure, house about 600 early voters The Mo@rew House annual celebration was held last weekend complete with reenactments and the recognition of Tomblin, 59, is seen as a f/s- came out but the total number Preston County students for their high achievement on the Golden Horseshoe Test. Pictured above, students pose with cal hawk who, along with other of voters was only 1,543. local legislators, re-enactors and members of the PHS JROTO.