Since: Feb 08

Greenwood WV

#98 Oct 3, 2011
AWM wrote:
After living in Lewis County for 27 years, I moved to Memphis this summer to live temporarily while I am splitting my time between Weston and Memphis.
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I have never stated that I am running as a "legit news source".
I have stated that I am posting verified information and I am providing links when I get things directly online.
I have not adding my opinion or gossip to this page, without expressly saying so on that particular post.
Other posters are free to do so, however I will only post verified information. I have not edited other's opinions because if someone says something that makes themselves look like a fool, let the county see it.
I have just given up my birthday and time from my family doing previously planned things so that we could drive back home to Weston. We had planned on coming home on Wednesday, but changed plans so that we could come back to help. Any other questions?
Just one. Your facebook page says that your site is a local business. Are you registered with the secretary of state as a business? If so, what kind of business are you registered as?

Since: Feb 08

Greenwood WV

#99 Oct 3, 2011
ok, I guess that's two questions. By the way, you might want to look up copyright laws. Your page is in violation of several of them. You are not permitted to post complete news articles from other sites on your page.
witness

United States

#100 Oct 3, 2011
Doddridge Citizen wrote:
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I'm having a very hard time understanding your justification for not providing to other community members in need. Doesn't this church normally provide food to the needy? Why would anyone expect them to stop doing that when they are donating all the resources of their church to also provide support to searchers?
. If you notice the community was asked to donate snack food and drinks. Items the searchers could grab and go. These were the items used for the care package. Having been there I can tell you that those were the items that we were going thru the most. Again, my issue wasn't that it was given but that it was given prior to the search ending. I just feel that everyone donated to the searchers, not needy members of the congregation. Besides, its hard for me to believe the person was without food considering they took chips, snack cakes, coke, lunch meat and bread. Junk.
disgusted

United States

#101 Oct 3, 2011
Doddridge Citizen wrote:
ok, I guess that's two questions. By the way, you might want to look up copyright laws. Your page is in violation of several of them. You are not permitted to post complete news articles from other sites on your page.
Why are you so concerned with what news she puts on her site (LC talk)? Shes getting info out there that people NOT in the local area might not see. She is posting links to news about a missing child that EVERYONE is concerned about. why do you care? Looks like you are just hunting for reasons to attack her page on FB.
Abouttime

Ambridge, PA

#102 Oct 3, 2011
Doddridge Citizen wrote:
ok, I guess that's two questions. By the way, you might want to look up copyright laws. Your page is in violation of several of them. You are not permitted to post complete news articles from other sites on your page.
I noticed that a while back but never wanted to post on there. People posting names on here also a no no on topix and the new wv laws.

Since: Feb 08

Greenwood WV

#103 Oct 3, 2011
disgusted wrote:
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Why are you so concerned with what news she puts on her site (LC talk)? Shes getting info out there that people NOT in the local area might not see. She is posting links to news about a missing child that EVERYONE is concerned about. why do you care? Looks like you are just hunting for reasons to attack her page on FB.
I'm concerned because she started a chain of events that could have caused people to stop donating to the search effort. She claims to be a news business when all it is is another facebook gossip page.
disgusted

United States

#104 Oct 3, 2011
Doddridge Citizen wrote:
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I'm concerned because she started a chain of events that could have caused people to stop donating to the search effort. She claims to be a news business when all it is is another facebook gossip page.
I dont understand how you say "she started a chain of events that could have caused people to stop donating to the search effort". She posted what came from actual news sites such as wboy or wdtv. She posted the actual links to these news sites also just incase anyone wanted to verify it. So if she caused a chain reaction causing people to stop donating to the search effort then the news would be responsible for the same thing. She has also stated that what SHE posts is facts with links...what other people post as their comments may or may not be fact. There has been MANY sites created during this time frame of the missing child that have been nothing but gossip and rumors. The site your talking about has been there for quite awhile and was not started just for gossip about this missing child. It has been what many people go to for things like roads closed, news update, and other things in Lewis county. Many people have hindered the investigation of this missing child. Many sites have claimed "no searchers needed" or "accepting any volunteers available". The whole town has been confused several times on what we are supposed to do. I do however think that people are not looking at her site and basing what they should or shouldnt do just by what SHE has posted. Im sure they have checked with the church or law enforcement.

Since: Feb 08

Greenwood WV

#105 Oct 3, 2011
Which news site reported that the church was misusing donations? Every forum & board on the internet that is discussing it is saying that info only came from the owner of the lewis info talk facebook page.

By her own post on here, she posts news and allows others to post rumors. So, it's a rumor page.
amazed

Fairfield, VA

#106 Oct 3, 2011
What other sites are discussing this topic???
Tarie

Kansas City, MO

#107 Oct 3, 2011
Justicequest.net is discussing this case. It's a great forum!
disgusted

United States

#108 Oct 3, 2011
Doddridge Citizen wrote:
Which news site reported that the church was misusing donations? Every forum & board on the internet that is discussing it is saying that info only came from the owner of the lewis info talk facebook page.
By her own post on here, she posts news and allows others to post rumors. So, it's a rumor page.
SEVERAL sites had that posted about the church misusing the food. It was the same lady that posted it on all the sites that I had seen. That did NOT come from the owner of the lewis info talk page on facebbok. I beleive your right in the fact that it was on that page but like I said It WAS NOT posted by the page owner. And yes she does post news....what other people post under her comments may or may not be true. She is very clear in stating that. I never said no one spread rumors on it. EVERY SINGLE PAGE ON FACEBOOK spreads rumors. She post news links and it happens to get rumors or "opinions" under the comment.
AWM

Fairmont, WV

#109 Oct 3, 2011
Holy smokes, if you want me to stop coming back to post here, stop asking me questions! Geeze. But secretly I have to say that I'm flattered that you don't have anything else going on in your life so you want to talk about mine ;-)
Doddridge Citizen wrote:
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Just one. Your facebook page says that your site is a local business. Are you registered with the secretary of state as a business? If so, what kind of business are you registered as?
I am not a business at all. When we (a friend and I) started this page, we were on the phone with each other trying to figure it out. We didn't want to create a 'fake' page using a pretend name or email. We also agreed that we didn't fit into any of the other categories. She just picked 'business' because it was the easiest type of page that we could manage. Also, to make sure that it is known, I have never been a part of the Lewis County Rumor Mill or the new Lewis County Rumor Room. We simply made a page as an up to the minute Weston Democrat kind of thing because my friend had a scanner. When there is a wreck, someone would post it so that people would know to use a different route while traveling.
This page was never intended to be used as a news/media site.
But when the news broke of Aliayah being gone, I posted something about it so that anyone on the LC page(at that time we had less than 500 people following the page) who happened to be out and about would know about her. That's it. As more things were happening (the church as the base for volunteers and such) I was being called, texted, emailed and asked if I would post things. As news stories were breaking, I started posting links so that people could read what was happening. That's it.
I appreciate letting me know that I could potentially be breaking copyright laws. This is something that I will look up when I have time. For now, I was thanked in person today by 4 different reporters for running this site and only posting facts and links to their stories.

I do not know how to multiquote on here, but I am quoting your exact post from this page:
"I'm concerned because she started a chain of events that could have caused people to stop donating to the search effort. She claims to be a news business when all it is is another facebook gossip page."

I, in no way, started a chain of events that caused anything regarding the donations. There were multiple posts on Facebook from people in our county who felt that things were not happening correctly, according to them. I did not say a word because it was all hearsay. This went on for hours where people were bashing the church and some of the volunteers. I did not say one word until 2 independent people contacted me specifically and asked me to post it on my page. I wanted to find out exactly what was going on first and who was in charge. In the meantime, the Facebook posts were ongoing. It was already 'out there' what was happening. I could not find out who was the actual organizer of the volunteers at the church. I then posted on Agnes Queen's wall. Again, Lauren Mick Hinzman offered to give me the number for the pastor because she had also already called after hearing what was going on. She did not start a chain of events either, let that be clear. This was already happening.
After I spoke to the pastor, I even posted on my page that I had talked to her and felt confident that the donations were being used appropriately that afternoon. That was the first time I mentioned one word about it on my page. I deleted the post on Agnes's page because the issue that I had was resolved (finding out who was in charge).
amazed

Fairfield, VA

#110 Oct 3, 2011
Tarie how do I find it on that site
Imprtbrb

Clarksburg, WV

#111 Oct 4, 2011
AWM wrote:
Holy smokes, if you want me to stop coming back to post here, stop asking me questions! Geeze. But secretly I have to say that I'm flattered that you don't have anything else going on in your life so you want to talk about mine ;-)
<quoted text>
I am not a business at all. When we (a friend and I) started this page, we were on the phone with each other trying to figure it out. We didn't want to create a 'fake' page using a pretend name or email. We also agreed that we didn't fit into any of the other categories. She just picked 'business' because it was the easiest type of page that we could manage. Also, to make sure that it is known, I have never been a part of the Lewis County Rumor Mill or the new Lewis County Rumor Room. We simply made a page as an up to the minute Weston Democrat kind of thing because my friend had a scanner. When there is a wreck, someone would post it so that people would know to use a different route while traveling.
This page was never intended to be used as a news/media site.
But when the news broke of Aliayah being gone, I posted something about it so that anyone on the LC page(at that time we had less than 500 people following the page) who happened to be out and about would know about her. That's it. As more things were happening (the church as the base for volunteers and such) I was being called, texted, emailed and asked if I would post things. As news stories were breaking, I started posting links so that people could read what was happening. That's it.
I appreciate letting me know that I could potentially be breaking copyright laws. This is something that I will look up when I have time. For now, I was thanked in person today by 4 different reporters for running this site and only posting facts and links to their stories.
I do not know how to multiquote on here, but I am quoting your exact post from this page:
"I'm concerned because she started a chain of events that could have caused people to stop donating to the search effort. She claims to be a news business when all it is is another facebook gossip page."
I, in no way, started a chain of events that caused anything regarding the donations. There were multiple posts on Facebook from people in our county who felt that things were not happening correctly, according to them. I did not say a word because it was all hearsay. This went on for hours where people were bashing the church and some of the volunteers. I did not say one word until 2 independent people contacted me specifically and asked me to post it on my page. I wanted to find out exactly what was going on first and who was in charge. In the meantime, the Facebook posts were ongoing. It was already 'out there' what was happening. I could not find out who was the actual organizer of the volunteers at the church. I then posted on Agnes Queen's wall. Again, Lauren Mick Hinzman offered to give me the number for the pastor because she had also already called after hearing what was going on. She did not start a chain of events either, let that be clear. This was already happening.
After I spoke to the pastor, I even posted on my page that I had talked to her and felt confident that the donations were being used appropriately that afternoon. That was the first time I mentioned one word about it on my page. I deleted the post on Agnes's page because the issue that I had was resolved (finding out who was in charge).
I think you are dong a service to the community and should be commended. Sometimes things snowball (like the Lunsford case) but you stuck with it. Kudos! Unless there is a business out there with the exact same name as your page you are probably safe. Also, most news links have a facebook share feature and if not, they are on the internet and fair game. If you were presenting yourself AS one of these news outlets, you'd be in trouble, otherwise, it's just people picking at you. Stand your ground until that girl is found, good job!
Wow

Charleston, WV

#112 Oct 5, 2011
Over 100 comments dogging a church who was aiding the search of a missing toddler. All of you arguing about this need to calm down and think about what is really important. If you are upset with the church then just don't go there.
Status Quo

Midland, MI

#113 Oct 5, 2011
The takers are misconstruing "The Lord helps those who help themselves".
Seriously, this sort of thing happens whenever and wherever "donations" are concerned.
Justified abuse is rampant across the nation in churches, The Salvation Army, Goodwill Industries, foundations of every kind, food pantries, soup kitchens, The Commission On Aging, Meals on Wheels, etc. ad nauseum.
It doesn't matter if the staff is volunteer, or on the pay roll, someone is going to take advantage of the situation.
Its the way of the world.

“By my walk,not my talk,”

Since: Mar 09

Tulsa, Ok

#114 Oct 5, 2011
No matter what others do or what is in their hearts or minds, my only concern is whether I can look in my mirror each morning and see a person who has a clear heart and mind staring back at me. If I can be proud of the person in the mirror, my life is not too far off track. Blessings
concerned

Fairmont, WV

#115 Oct 5, 2011
I believe people have become greedy. I think people will take whatever they can get away with. I also believe that The Lord helps those who help themselves too. I think people think they are "entiltled" to things that they have not earned. I would be more than happy to donate to the needy, not the greedy. I take lots of thigs to "our neighbor" for donations. I have learned not to drop stuff off on the days they are closed because the greedy rumage through and TAKE whatever they want before the store opens up and collects the things to sell them for a very LOW price. it seems everyone whats someting for nothing anymore. it appears that the "american way".
daddy who

Philippi, WV

#116 Oct 5, 2011
angry volunteer wrote:
After taking the time to volunteer in the search for many days, I was totally sickened today by something that is happening.
The Bendale Church has been taking donations of food, beverages, etc. and what many of you probably don't know is that they are hoarding the items for themselves & the church pantry.
I agree that the pantry should be replenished with anything that was depleted by this tragedy and I also think that other churches that helped should be replenished also. After that, before taking home the POP (that is not a "NEEDED" item) how about giving it to the people who have been volunteering the longest first???
The women of that church are taking this opportunity to make "care packages" for themselves & their friends & have even been overheard saying things like "No not that. They don't like that kind" Really?
I would think that if people are in need....real need..... they wouldn't be too damned picky. That's just my thought.
It is not only that church that horads things for them self there is a church in sutton wv that does the same thing after there lunch the ladys take things home with them and to their family if they need it by all means take it but if not dont and i know some that dont but they take a lot of it to there family anyway
in real need

Philippi, WV

#117 Oct 5, 2011
angry volunteer wrote:
After taking the time to volunteer in the search for many days, I was totally sickened today by something that is happening.
The Bendale Church has been taking donations of food, beverages, etc. and what many of you probably don't know is that they are hoarding the items for themselves & the church pantry.
I agree that the pantry should be replenished with anything that was depleted by this tragedy and I also think that other churches that helped should be replenished also. After that, before taking home the POP (that is not a "NEEDED" item) how about giving it to the people who have been volunteering the longest first???
The women of that church are taking this opportunity to make "care packages" for themselves & their friends & have even been overheard saying things like "No not that. They don't like that kind" Really?
I would think that if people are in need....real need..... they wouldn't be too damned picky. That's just my thought.
if they need it take it but if not leve it

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