|Release from Calhoun County Democratic Executive Committee|
Calhoun resident Bob Weaver, who is currently President of the Calhoun
Commission, has been selected as Democrat of the Year by the Calhoun
Democratic Executive Committee. Weaver will be the county's honoree at the
Jefferson-Jackson Day Dinner in Charleston on September 22 at the Charleston Civic
The group said Weaver deserves recognition for the work he has done for the
Democratic Party, and epitomizes the philosophy of the party and has clearly
demonstrated his support for democratic government and supporting the parties
nominees to be elected to office.
A life-long Democrat, Weaver has been involved with the Democrat Party for many
years. He is the editor of an internet newspaper The Hur Herald
(www.hurherald.com), a member of the Calhoun Writer's Guild and is
archivist/curator for the Calhoun Historical Society.
He is well-known for his involvement as a counselor in the treatment of alcoholism
and drug dependency in West Virginia, and helped establish two treatment centers
in the past twenty-five years. He is currently the Executive Director of the Mid-Ohio
Valley Fellowship Home in Parkersburg.
He is past president of the West Virginia Association of Alcoholism and Drug
Addiction Counselors and has conducted spiritual retreats for recovering alcoholics
and addicts for over fifteen years on Spruce Knob Mountain.
Weaver was a former Funeral Director until 1979, having been associated with the
Sinnett-Weaver Funeral Home in Spencer and the Weaver Funeral Home of Weston.
Early in his life he was a journalist and radio broadcaster, and helped put Spencer's
radio station on the air in the early 1960's.
He has been married to the former Dianne Starcher for 27 years. He has three
children, Eric Weaver of Layfayette, Louisana, Tracey Weaver Keaton of Spencer
and Jon Ira Weaver of Mt. Zion. He and his wife have a large extended family, now
adults, which they have helped raise.
"I believe in the basic principles of the Democratic Party, which historically have
stood for the most important social issues in the American Dream," he said.