The weekend weather was really
snowy, cold, and windy, and I thought, “We still have over 34 days of
winter left.” It seemed like a long time, but then I remembered that we
had just turned over a calendar page which meant 41 days of winter were
I saw the plans for “Encounter
Calhoun,” a tourism brochure which will feature our county. This is
exciting to know that the world will finally know what we take for
Last night, the Grantsville town
council decided to take part in the Encounter Calhoun Project by
launching the Beautiful Blossoms campaign for our county seat. They will
accept donated bulbs and plants to be distributed and planted in places
where the blooms will give our county seat a new look to welcome
visitors. The town council was enthusiastic, assigning tasks to make the
On Sunday, I watched a program on
West Virginia Public Television where a neighboring town wanted to
feature their county seat as a place friendly to visitors and future
businesses and professions. They were maximizing the small town
atmosphere and showcasing what is unique to their location. A doctor who
was interviewed said that the town was friendly to them and that made
more of an impression than big city conveniences.
So how does this all tie together?
This morning, I woke up to a bright sunshine-filled new day. Remembering
the events above, I thought, “Nothing unpleasant lasts forever. The sun
will come out again.” This means that we can bring vitality and energy
to our county. Let’s work together to keep Calhoun County on the map!
The town council will have an
election on Friday, Mar. 3, to vote on a levy to provide funds for
streets, sidewalks and liability insurance. Absentee voting will be
available beginning Tuesday, Feb. 14, and ending Tuesday, Feb. 28.
Application forms are available from the town office. After applications
are approved, the ballot will be mailed out.
Calhoun County is saddened by the
loss of Katherine and Coleman Burrows. Both were very serious about
their community involvement and had a vision for Calhoun County,
especially in better health care. We have an obligation to carry on
their dreams for making this a better place to live. We thank God that
he gave them the opportunity to influence our lives.