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dlr !derson Elementary Honor Roll trade 1 trs Harris ~cian Biesemeyer hard Brookman ,~,~kki Carter ~litney Keadle ---,---.,~nielle Simpson ~ephanie Sims p hley Valland ing ham ,Histy Weikle ira Keadle ff~elinda Dempsey {od_ r ~rystal Hanks ~nathan Maggiano Day Morgan ~ane Rogers ;tained |li Spencer rest. II~hawn Terry >rm! L Jrade 2 I I roUSers Lightner Vilson'~harlie Baker Santa ~acob Brown /-side ~aura Cooper ,lense Freeman peareek.an ,- , . ~y r'ulcner Jre!~ It ~,ngela O'Neal fidn t c~ssica Snedegar needs~r ~lan .J, uis Cordero e famll~ohn Edqar s, Tror~nniferkaiser Ging~onica Sims la area.ason Smith , ~elen Smith taY~hristopher Wood Jbout! 3 rs Persinger Bennett rank Bush erald Grafton Hale Halstead :raig Housby Igela Kirk Little gan ustin Mullinsg Parker ~lisha Smith Duncan Crane Godby Grafton Heatherly Hoke alms Kirk )hn Kriedler Lewis ler Lockridge O'Brien re Painter athan Sams Boone Boone Brooks Hedrick Miss Lightner Shely Boone Amber Carter Amy Conner Tiffany Craft Brad Fry Teresa Hanson Beth Holcomb Daniel Holmes Christopher Massey Nicholas Parker Joshua Rogers Lee Ryan Vanessa Wimmer Grade 5 Mrs Burdette Megan Bittinger Ramona Burdetto Florence Clark Jamey Cox Katrina Fitzgerald Kristen Holhday Crystal Holtzapfel Rachel Little Corey Maggiano Christy Martin Michelle Massie Kim Osborne Brad Patterson Chrissy Sams Jonathan Shearin Danny Sims Mrs Thompson Martins Cole Nathan Craft Stacy Eskins John Highlander Matt Keadle Megan Kyle Elizabeth Lightner Gretchen Lees Alisha McClung Angle Merritt Adam Moody Shaun Parker Kenny Pence Kasey Phillips Wayne Surgeon Chad Ward Donna Wells Grads 6 Mrs Hughes Willie Alderson Elizabeth Archer JillBennett Rachel Biesemeyer Joe Flack I-doc.t,on; ..o.do.stin, ] .de..o i 7an ss.n,.r T--,anuar,, 'New M1sslon" For Public TV & Radio New Bmldzng Inspector Appointed The West Virginia Educational source of supportfor cultural and By Jonathan Wright other program production. Cynthia Geary, chairman of the EBA Board, said, "We believe that this refocusing of the EBA's ener- gies will enable us to provide stronger, more relevant service to the citizens of West Virginia." Executive Director Jarvis com- mented, "We will have to make some changes in the way we do business, but we are looking forward to the challenges brought to us by our new priorities." 1989 Income Tax Forms On Their Way Broadcasting Authority (EBA) has adopted a series of recommenda- tions from its Strategic Planning Committee to "strengthen and clarify its mission" by focusing on a com- mitment to education. The action was taken at a special meeting of the EBA board October 20. "Our television and radio stations have to fill a priority need if we ex- pect the state to fund public broad- casting," said EBA board member C. Bosworth Johnson, who chaired the strategic planning process. On December 26, over 6000 thousand tax forms packages and postcards were in the mail to West Virginia taxpayers. More than 96.8 million forms packages and 10.3 mil- lion postcards have been mailed na- tionwide. Ron Kirby, IRS District Director, stated there are several different types of tax packages, each con- taining different combinations of forms and schedules. The package an individual receives is based upon the return that he or she filed last year. "The postcard mailing is being resumed this year, having been temporarily suspended since the enactment of the Tax Reform Act of 1986, to afford all taxpayers the op- portunity to better understand the major changes brought about by the legislation," Mr Kirby said. "To help make taxes less taxing, "Mr Kirby suggested taxpayers take a moment now to review the pack- he went on to say that the com- mittee sees no conflict between an emphasis on education and what is usually thought of as traditional pub- lic broadcasting program --"Master- piece Theatre" on TV and "All Things Considered" on radio. The committee means to include all types of education from traditional in-school instruction through adult literacy programs and college courses by television for credit to enrichment and enhancement. The plan also calls for the EBA stations to work with other state agencies in fields such as elemen- tary, secondary and higher educa- tion, economic development, and tourism. The EBA can provide serv- ices for these agencies such as pro- ducing and transmitting educational programs and materials, Mr Johnson said. In response to a question from board member Gretchen Lewis, EBA Executive Director Kenneth A. Jarvis said that senior staff will meet soon to make concrete plans for im- plementing the recommendations adopted by the board. A report will be given to the board at its next regular meeting January 31. John Fulchur The committee report resultedages so they can begin gathering in- Lindsey Gabbert from a year-long study by-its mem- formation needed to file their re- Linda Goins Lewis Halstead bers that include extensive re- turns. David Holmes Kim Lephew Rachel Lees Andrea Parker Diane Prunty Amanda Quails James Wilson Tamisha Stephens search, field trips to other state pub- lic broadcasting agencies, and dis- cussions with representatives of each station's "Friends" group and advisory council. The seven recommendations adopted by the board are to refocus its mission and adopt instructional and educational services as its ms- }or priority, to include public affairs programing; develop stronger, pro- duction relationships with the State Department of Education, the Re- gional Educational Service Agen- cies, county school systems, the Mr Kirby stated that although the 1989 Forms 1040, 1040A and 1040 EZ closely resemble those which taxpayers used last year, there are a number of changes. The changes are the result of legislation and con- tinuing efforts to "improve" the form. Changes to the forms and the law are printed in the tax packages. Taxpayers who have questions con- cerning these changes may call the Internal Revenue Service toll-free at 800-424-1040. Ms Parker Laurel Alderson Steven Baker Jamie Bradley Tammy Brantley Kelly Baumgarner Misty Crookshanks Cherith Dosier Charles Fowler The Alderson City Council ap- pointed Darold Allen as Zoning and Building Inspector at its December meeting at City Hall. Mr Allen met the City's requirements for the posi- tion. His term will end June 30, 1990, at which time he will be sub- ject to renewal. In other business, the Council adopted a resolution to hold an ex- cess levy election February 20. The levy will be a continuation of present taxes and is designated for the re- pair and maintenance of City streets. Mayor Tom Housby explained plans for the City to sponsor an "Adopt-a-Spot" program for litter comrol and beautification. Area indi- viduals, families, and groups will be asked to volunteer to pick up trash periodically along right-of-ways in the City. A letter explaining the plan and asking for help will be distrib- uted. The Council voted to approved giving each City employee a $15 gift certificate for Christmas. The 1990 census in Alderson would be conducted by local towns- people. The Council discussed sev- oral details of the census. Council members were tel0 of recent contributions for the upgr~(~ ing of Christmas lights and decors; lions used throughout town. LaW donations include $150 from ti~,-, Alderson Lions Club, and $50 e;~;l~ for Leonard Ballard and the Alder son Women's Club. A resolution focusing on th,;, Greenbrier County Board of Education's proposal,to consolidate. the county's ten junior high schoot~ into two regional schools wa~; passed. It calls on the Board t~ study all aspects of the proposal, tr~- cluding the economic and social im pact on the communities involved, i; also urges the Board to hold pubiiL meetings in each potentially affec:,:.,~i location and to make no final deci. sions until thorough studies an,.! public input are provided. The Greenbrier County Board o~ Education voted in November t~:~ submit a junior high school conso!i~ dation plan to the Regional Educa lion Service Agency (RESA) for t~:~,- sible future funding from state rno nies. Name Brand Merchandise Major Appliances & Service Carpet & Installation Water Beds & Accessories Home Furnishings & Accessories Kirby Grog Hart Board of Trustees for the state's uni- asse~ Jeremy Hartman versities, and the Board of Directors 'a Miller Katie Hopkins of the state's two- and four-year col- evin Morrison jHeOnm~oJrOdnens loges; develop relationships with ose Lephew ebeq~ca Ryan Richie Massey other state agencies to provide ex- heli~ Smith Monica O Brien tensive services in economic devel- sigh t Streep Michelle Phillips oDment tour sm adu t I teracy, early Priscilla Williams ..... Onn~Tincher childhood education, medical edu- cational, and in-service training for 'oreign Students police and fire department person- , nel across the state; reallocate its i)st Faml n '= present state funds to "assure that ~,~ t~,Jv m,a each of its station's operational com- ........... mitment supports the EBA's new pri- The International Education re- ace mr ];~-]u year co Amercan . onty" develop an operational plan to n (IEF), a United States Informs- high school studentseav ng the ' , ....L. ...... k... ,--,-,^ ' d vlde the wu,r. =,,,v,~j m~, ,_,..-,'o Agency Department designated United States in July 1990. Contact three TV stations "WNPB Mor an . ( , g - Ih School exchange program, is the coordinator for nformahon on t ............. own wl-'l~Y Idunnng[on" ano ~v seeking families in the Green- fees, applications or other informs- W~.:.': .... ' . ' ,,. ' ._ ow~ uecKley); increase pUOllC sr County area to act as host for lion The International Education Pc .... ' ..... . ana~rs program prooucuon aT each Sign high school students for the rum is a non-profit Educational state to address In a vanety of for- ~0-1991 school year For more in- Foundation operating under the mats ......... ' ...... mation call Joan Vess Covington ' ...u tuunn ques, ~oca~ puoIIC af- auspices of the United States Infer- ~ .............. g~nia, 962-6841 or '1-800-346- ,a.= .~uu~ o~ me community ano mation Agency, with it's headquar- state encOura " .... ; ge its stations to seek tars ~n Danwlle, Cahfornm IEF brings exchange students non-state funds as the primary n Europe and Asia up to17 dif- .,-. .,,,__. .,:__. : ,s ,~.., )nt Countries, . for a 10 month l une ol we , vlrg|nla rmest l' ewspapers l eel Year. There are also a few I ,, l/ /~,untain I Opean students for three month 'eature of the program is that I 18, boy or girl. nt l Na~: " JPon registering each stude lnPle!es a detailed application I ~ I Which a profile is drawn. This is [ City: ~ ~ I "able to aid in selecting a stu- I State: ~P: I =t Whose lifestyle and interests ] Send, with your remittance, to: ] .COmpatible with the host family. I THE MOL]NTAIN MESSENGER I =,11 Students have been tested I 122 North Cou~ Street. LcW~b~s, W.V~. 2490! I hr~a the :application process and is.ve good academic skills and ~ " ~l.ent English to function in an I~h~speaking family, community ~jn School setting, ~.tl Students bring ample spend- ~Oney for personal needs and ~, ~Ull medical coverage. ~ost families are asked to pro- ~r room, board and the wish to e their lifestyle here in the :ed States with a teen-age visitor abroad American fami es wth dl children, grown ;children, teen- rs as Well as those with no chil- ~at all, and single parents are "~me to participate. hrhneIEF coordinator will assist m arching process of the host ily and student They match the ily's and student's interests, hob- and activities, and are respon- . s a local contact during the for any problems or questions. ~.rganization 'also has state, re- al and national coordinators that available to work with the local dinator, family and students. !F has a one-month summer ram to.France or Spain, avail-