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2A The Mountain Messenger, Tuesday, January 2, 1990 Mayors... other streets. We also took forward Continued from pg. 1A citizens We're making Alderson a prettier community. We were also able to re-pave some streets, al- though there were many we couldn't do, "As for 1990, we hope the excess street levy will pass in February, al- lowing us eventually to re-pave to the completion of construction of our new water tank and the water treatment plant expansion. This will double the storage and treatment capacity of our city and totally mod- ernize our operations there. When the Department of Highw'ays fin- ishes re-locating part of Riverview Drive we will be able to finish that part of our Downtown Revitalization Jackson's Winter Iry Now at... WASHINGTON STREET, LEWISBURG 7-5 5 e e (or North, West or East) Our fly-away vacations are just the ticket (or those mid-winter blues... and when you plan in advance you can save on airfare. Call us and we'll arrange it all ! Marco Polo Travel and Tours, Inc. 123 W. Washington Street Lewisburg, W.Va. 645-1200 1-800-628-6291 INVENTORY ~0 .u Off your'f@eU VACUUM CLEANERS BAGS BELTS '& ACCESSORIES Other Models On Sale Powerful Eureka 5.5 Amp High Performance CLEARANCE SALE Clearance 1425 SAVE 4 Position Carpet Height Adjustment Edge Kleener (Both Sides) Power Driven Beater Bar Brush Roll Top-Fill Bag rEureka Precision" |Self-Propelled Upright |7.5 Amp ESW Motor |. Extra Suction Power* Cuts /H SAVE $6100 | Cleaning Time In Half! fir BONUS |- Electronic Power $25 Value l Selector ~,~.,all'j /. 25 Power Cord With ..... / A.tom.,tc .,..t.d 6 piec: ~i i '!',-~" included FJ Lays Flat For under Furniture Attractive Blue Color 5175 * Lightweight yet Powerful What a bonus! For a limited time ~ty. you'll get two lull years of Buyer Protection instead of one " See Dealer For Details Project Finaliy, we hope to see the automation of our accounting and bookkeeping as we purchase and install a computer at City Hall. It will give us up-to-the-minute financial in- formation and allow us to invest our monies better." Yet another downtown renova- tion project was begun in the valley in 1989 as Union acquired a federal Small Cities Block Grant for side- walk work. Union Mayor Bill Han- cock said, "This is the first major im- provement made in downtown Union since the 1930's. We hope it will in- crease safety and stimulate com- merce here as Union becomes a more attractive place. "My two goals for 1990 are the completion of the downtown renova- tion and landscaping and the acqui- sition of a grant to upgrade our waste water treatment plant." Mayor Phil Gainer of Lewis- burg said, "One of our highlights in 1989 was the election of our first female City Council member in 15 years--Liz Scott. In February we in- stituted a voluntary recycling pro- gram. We hired a 'meter maid,' who has helped downtown parking, ac- cording to merchants. The amount of long-term parking in two-hour-limit spaces has been reduced. Also, we paved and landscaped the munici- pal parking lot adjacent to the post office, and we established the 'Round-up' Program, which has raised around $1,000 for the Parks and Recreation Department "In 1990 I want us to do some work on the sidewalks, which are in a deplorable shape. We hope to start work on updating our compre- hensive plan, which wilt address the interests of zoning, traffic control, possible future annexation, and demographics. We also want to completely restore the tennis courts at Holtowell Park and make a num- ber of improvements at both city parks." TOO BAD ANNIVERSARIES ONLY COME ONCE A YEAR Suit... .. because the Anniversary Sale is such a great time to stock up on your favorite Hanes styles. Come in and take advantage of special savings on Ultra Silk, Alive, Silk Reflections and Ultra Sheer. ANNIVERSARY SALE DEC. 26-JAN. 9 Continued from pg. 1A The suit alleges that the UMWA has, as a ~atter of common prac- tice, engaged in acts of violence ranging from damage to physical fa- cilities to "murderous attacks upon employees, including attacks at em- ployees homes" The suit said the violence is widespread and names more than twenty coal companies in West Virginia, Kentucky and Virginia where violence has already oc- curred since 1983. "Violence has become a 'Modus Operandi' of the UMWA and the Se- lective Strike Program," the suit al- leged. New Beckley also claimed in its suit that the UMWA has been held, within the past several months, in contempt of numerous state and federal injunctions against its activi- ties but "continues its campaign of anarchy and destruction." The suit details 79 separate inci- dents of violence in a tri-state area, include death threats, thrown bottles, smashed windshields, nails welded together to puncture tires, beatings, steel balls shot through vehicle windows, rock throwing, threats to law enforcement officers, vandallzing of homes, acid thrown on vehicles, paint thrown on ve- hicles, pellets shot through windows by persons dressed in camouflage and a threat to burn a New Beckley Mining employee and his family in their home. "-WHAT YOU DO iS NEWS" TO US ( AND ABOUT 50,000 OTHER FOLKS.) CONTACT THE MOUNTAIN MESSENGER WITH YOUR NEWS 647-5724 122 North Court Street Lewisburg, 24901 Lewisburg 647:5000 Caldwell ' Ray and Rosalind Shafer Mail Will By Jonathan Wright Ray and Rosaline Shafer have shared a good part of their lives with each other--and with the post of- rice. The two have worked in the same government agency since 1957, when Mr Shafer was ap- pointed acting postmaster at the Caldwell Post Office. The same year Mr Shafer hired his wife as clerk, a time when hiring family members was allowed. They both retired last week. When the Shafers started work- ing together, first-class letters could be mailed for three cents per ounce. Post cards cost a penny. Post office work has seen the couple through 32 years, four daughters, and three grandsons. They were married in Clifton Forge in 1954 and have lived in the - CHOOSE. HOME HEALTH CARE SERVICES FAIRLEA MARLINTON 645-6480 799-7171 REG. SALE Style 715 $4.50 $3.75 717 4.95 4.10 719 5.95 4.95 AMEX-VISA.MASTERCAR D.YARID'S CHARGE Thursday. Saturday 9:30.5:30 Friday till 7 f Bland (f Sol Go Throu Caldwell area since the1 Shafer is a native of Alders Shafer is a native of Caldwell For 28 years the two gether at the post office. Mrs would take over her husban~rw:I NL --, ties when he was on vacatio,~e' Ricna cause of that, we never had 0 i, cations together," Mr Shafer s~]r|ea "We want to travel and! time with our grandchildren his wife says. "The girls are we're retiring. They're plann~ Fairle~ us to be with them a tot now."i ...... 1~u~ nelo Mr Shafer lists the flood.diuet at as one of the most mem~house__ events in his 32-year-tenure~,+ ,-, . ,, uecen had four feet of water In here~ ,, , ~, Mr aRe stopped our work for only a~..L , ,.~uU MIC half-day, he says. We were ~Ston K operation distributing mail the,n and l morning." ,,, ,-, ~'= uepm Mrs Sharer acids "1 wish ~d L ' ' eWl kept a book on everything the.. .~ f~, LewIs pened all these years. A lot o[t, o:_ ~,.}lmmo have happened. Many of there,,. I, eole dren who used to come in hi.. ,- . .~ ra~rlea often are now grown up an~armest their own children in."~an" " .{' IS AS The Shafers are quick~n~'L . what they have enjoyed most|-0 help~ !Ille and/( their job: interaction with the .. ,,_ "'" m nit ~ke tu m Of me Gem u y. ~.- . ~nettes ' "There are some awfull~h ,' '~ nave ha people here," Mrs Sharer re._ "And there have been lots of f~ ,,~"-''r~ ~u mac come in and tell about the' ~,~. , ~,ur~ TOrW lems--folks who don't have ~n 1-q"- -~U,' e se to talk to It makes kr s" " v alo L good to be able to listen to the~,,,.., ' ,u at Mrs Shafer worked her f][,.,,_. ;P ~,nief; E years in the postal servl|hief Caldwell eventually workingL, .Bill ' ~,~'. Lleut s ona y at the Lewisburg andl",a t ' -t" P am- Sulphur Springs post officm[c- ' ~" ~rpora past four-and-a-half years~e,,,-,- .~r .t/om been spent mostly at White ;~|rd Walk~ SpringK ~g Offic~ According to Mr Shafer~icer So Caldwell Post Office was ~Urns I~ lished as the Greenbrier Bridg~ Vance .. Office April 7 1871. The nam~e Firemz 'changed to Caldwell Decemt:~Presen~'e 1881, he says. The post offic~ With th~ ices approximately 100 gene~ggess=~.. livery customers, 175 highwa~lacket w tract customers, and 23 rurahairlea~t"= VF customers. Carolyn Humphre~e~ Fairh assume the duties of postman[El like t( approximately three months ~You to E decision is being made on @'s of the, appointment to the post: ~PeciaIp "I've enjoyed working for thteals the postal service in the world---a~r all of best people in the world " Mr ,4. ." says. i Gunnoe MemorialFu A scholarship fund' been established in ory of the late Gunnoe. Mr Gunnoe Greenbrier Coui teacher and coach. Those wishing to tribute to the Dick noe Memorial Fund may do so by checks payable to Valley Bank, 24970. Take out a subscription to In State: Out-of-State: