Monday, April 7, 2014


07 April 2014, Vol.1, No.28 > The REAL CAMPAIGN ISSUES – for a New County Commission!

‘When the Righteous succeed the people rejoice,
But when the bad govern, men groan!’ – Proverbs 29:2

for a New County Commission!

& PATTI HEINEMANN (Dem-ND) have the Education, Experience, Ability, Courage & Honesty to tell it like it is…and an intelligent agenda to Just say ‘NO’ to those who want to keep this county in Poverty & Pauperism – and – Just say ‘YES’ to real Progress & Prosperity for the future!


1.     FIRE ED RILEY!  Demand a full accounting!  Reorganize the Pocahontas County Solid Waste Authority (PCSWA) by appointing ALL NEW MEMBERS that will follow the law – End all Lawsuits & Expunge all Judgments & Liens and Exempt all persons on fixed-incomes pursuant to State Law!

2.   FIRE THE GVEDC!  End the ‘Poverty Preservation Society’ – replace the self-serving ‘Greenbrier Valley Economic Development Corporation’ (GVEDC) with a new ‘Pocahontas County Development Authority’ (PCDA) comprised of rank & file Citizens who want good clean businesses and will put THE COMMON GOOD BEFORE SELF OR ANY SELF-SERVING SPECIAL INTERESTS!

3.   REBUILD FORT WARRICK!  Turn the Public Land in Green Bank into a Tourist Park – NOT into ‘open-pits & tanks’ filled with raw-human-toxic-sewage – our environment is too valuable to waste!

4.   FIRE DONALD TRUMP!  Reject a Snowshoe Resort Area District (SRAD) – for lack of any ‘checks & balances’ to protect existing ‘homeowners’ from the Trump & Intrawest current massive $1.5 Billion debt – the Best Solution is to let the State of West Virginia revoke their charter, take over ‘Receivership’ and turn all day to day operations over to this county to administer accordingly in a ‘Workers CO-OP’we have more than enough folks already trained in this county to operate Snowshoe & Silver Creek for the mutual benefit of all!

5.    Establish ‘Cell Phone’ service for the entire county, so 'Medical-Life Alert' systems can become available; and obtain other communication companies to end the monopoly of Frontier Communications!

6.   Establish renewable ‘Wind Turbine’ electricity-service for the entire county – produce new jobs & increase the tax-base to the county with Clean Energy – ‘forever’!

7.    Order an annual Audit & Certified Budget from all government agencies in the county – pursuant to Federal Law – it’s a requirement ignored by the current county commission!

8.   Order a listing & certified accounting for all county-owned land – so all Citizens will know the true status thereof for proper county wealth & developmentand provide areas for those caught in the Flood Plain to relocate to higher level ground!

9.   Establish a Referendum for providing county funds to county organizations that are not county agencies!

    10.  Establish ‘Public Works’ projects where & when
            feasible for the mutual benefit of all concerned
            comprised of all available carpenters, plumbers,
            electricians, cement-masons, roofers, and similarly
            talented persons – including persons willing to assist
            Senior Citizens inside their homes with cleaning &
            personal care – using an industry ‘Living-Wage’ pay-
            scale for each profession – Projects include:
                  Completion of Durbin Library;
        Covered Pavilion for Farmers CO-OP;
        Relocating residents out-of-floodplain;
        Rebuilding businesses who wish to stay in
          Marlinton to make an ‘Industrial/Retail Park’;
        Removal of leaking storage tanks & all tanks
          within a floodplain; and
        Repair & replacement for county infrastructures!
      and all can be done for just the ‘Cost-of-Materials’
& the ‘Cost-of-Labor’, without having to pay any
interest / usury to any bank or financial predatory-lender!

     11.  Establish an Inventory List of all underground  
           Storage Tanks for their structural integrity,
  location & removal away from all streams, ponds,
  river banks & flood plains accordingly – our collective
  health & safety is too important than risking
  contaminations & toxins into our common

12.    Provide a legal analysis for each elected & appointed person working for the county pursuant to their statutory duties & responsibilities for all that fall under the oversight of the County Commission so that no one will ever have an excuse not to follow the law and carry out their duties from this point forward!

13.    NO ‘FRACKING’ in this CountyEVER!  Pure, Clean Water is too precious to ever risk polluting with toxic-chemicals – especially in a county which boasts to being the ‘Headwater’ for ‘Eight-Rivers’ bottling pure, clean water should become the #1 business within Pocahontas County – therefore all persons with natural spring water will be invited to join the Pocahontas Pure Water CO-OP to bottle & sell pure water – SHARE IN THE PROSPERITY and live happily-ever-after!

14.    Full support for the Pocahontas County Humane Society – a ‘NO KILL’ – animal shelter – that also subsidizes persons on fixed-incomes by sharing the expense for neutering or spaying of all household pets – therefore as a county agency, they deserve the full support of the county commission!

15.     NO ‘BIRTHPLACE OF RIVERS NATIONAL MONUMENT’ PARK NEEDED HERE! – such a ‘designation’ would eliminate almost 40% of the federally-owned public land that we now all have access to use – unless we are willing to pay a ‘toll’ to use the same campsites and drive the same Scenic
       Highwayand be occupied by a new ‘federal-police-
       force’ wanting to see ‘our papers & permits’, etc.!

No other candidates have offered such an honest & straight forward program… that’s why…

THIS TIME…there’s no excuse…

Just say ‘NO’ to those who want to keep this county in Poverty & Pauperism
– and –
Just say ‘YES’ to real Progress & Prosperity for the future!

On Primary Day – YOU have a chance to elect two persons that will always put YOU first!  They know that:


Keep up to Date – Stay tuned to these Websites:

  IF YOU are registered to vote as a Republican, you can
       Vote for Norman Lee Alderman in the Primary Election
       on 13 May 2014;
  IF YOU are registered to vote as a Democrat, you can
      Vote for Patti Heinemann in the primary election on
      13 May 2014;
  If you are not registered to vote, then you must register
      to vote on or before 22 April 2014;
  If you are registered to vote, but with no party
      affiliation, then you must request Loud & Clear either
      a Republican or Democrat ballot on Primary Day when
      you go to the polls;  &
  Since Norman is unopposed, he recommends that you 
      request a Democrat ballot to vote for Patti so that this 
      county can again have an Honest & Just county 
   Early Voting is from 30 April 2014 to 10 May 2014 – so
       Vote Early & avoid the rush!

The Pocahontas Crier is an independent Internet News Service that has so far endorsed two candidates for County Commission
       one a Republican & the other a Democrat   
in addition to providing in depth news reporting on important issues directly affecting the Citizens of Pocahontas County!

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If you wish to financially assist, kindly send all campaign contributions to: The United Campaign for County Commission (UCCC), c/o Citizens for Common Sense Alternatives (CCSA), a registered Political Action Committee, 7837 Wesley Chapel Road, Green Bank, West Virginia 24944-9063 
Phone: 1.304.456.4565 or 3282 (also fax)

[The Pocahontas Crier is part of The Crier Coalition of Internet News Services comprised of The Pocahontas Commentator, The Pocahontas Crier, Signal Fires of WV, Rolling Thunder &  Echoes from the Holl’r.]

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