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January 2, 1990

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8A The Mountain Messenger, Tuesday, January 2, ]990 Marlinton By ANDREA GAINER WVU Extension Agent, Home Economics, Greenbrier County Have you ever had your eyes tested for glaucoma? If you're 35 years old or older, you should. Early detection is key to glaucoma control. Glaucoma, a leading cause of vi- sion problems and blindness in the United States, develops from a buildup of pressure within the eye- ball. As pressure increases, parts of the eye become damaged. Eventu- ally, blindness may result. The earlier g~aucoma is detected, the more effective the treatment is. When treated early, the disease usually can be controlled before no- ticeable loss occurs. So, if you are 35 years old or older, don't wait. Get tested yearly. Annual eye examinations are recommended for those over 35 be- cause the disease occurs primarily in that age category. The majority of cases are reported in people over 60. The symptoms of glaucoma are: blurred or hazy vision that comes and goes; seeing colored rings around lights; loss of side vision; dif- ficulty in focusing on close objects; pain or redness of the eye; trouble adjusting to light levels in darkened rooms. Having any of these s'ymptoms does not necessarily mean a person has glaucoma. But these symptoms may not even be present in the early stages of glaucoma. People can un- knowingly have the condition for many years, during which time irre- versible vision damage may be tak- ing place. Consequently, early detection and control are the keys to reducing the destructive effects of glaucoma. TODAY'S CHUCKLE: Employer: "For this job we want a responsible person." Applicant: 'Tm the guy you're looking for. Everywhere rve worked when something went wrong they told me I was responsible." Greenbrier •Valley National Bank At a special meeting held De- cember 18, the shareholders of the first National Bank in Marlinton voted to join Allegheny Bankshares, a West Virginia Bank Holding Com- pany. This alliance will be made through a transfer of~jlegheny Ba- nkshares stock, and will make Al- legheny Bankshares a two-bank holding comp;any that will include the First National Bank in Marlinton and Greenbrier Valley National Bank, with offices in Rainelle, Lewis- burg, A~derson and Rupert. The officers and board of direc- tors of first National Bank in Marlin- ton will remain the same, as will the employees. City Progresses Officer of First National Bank in Mar- linton. "In addition to the same qual- ity services we have provided in the past,, this will allow us to introduce new products and services to the citizens of Pocahontas County." The new services will include a line of Trust Services to assist in es- tate planning, provide financial counseling, handle financial affairs, and act as Executor of estates; By Jonathan Wright Projects totaling over $55,000 were completed recently in dowry- town Marlinton, made possible through City funds arid a federal grant. The Town Council discussed the work at its December meeting at the Town Hall. Crews have finished work on the roof of the Municipal Building at a cost of $39,000, according to Mayor Doug Dunbrack. Ceiling repairs are now being made. The project is being jointly financed by the City and the Marlinton Fire Department, which share the building. Installation of street lights on the Greenbrier River Bridge has been completed at a cost of $16,409, ac- cording to recorder Rita Hedrick. Labor was done by Highland Con- struction Company of Marlinton. The lights match the ones already in place in the downtown area. Funds are provided by a Small Cities Block Grant. In other business, the Council gave the mayor permission to sign a resolution of small boundary adjust- ment with the Pocahontas County Commission. The move was made in preparation for the possible an- nexation of the Riverside area, lo- cated west of the Greenbrier River north of City limits along U. S. 219. Some residents in the area are cir- culating a petition for the move, which would make available to them national flood insurance protection available to City residents. The Council voted to pay City At- torney Steve Hunter $136 for legal services involved inan agreement worked out with the State Depart- ment of Highways. The resolution al- lows for a 40-foot right-of-way at the credit card services; a "Prime Tim- property of the now-demolished ers" Club for customers over 55" People's Store Building, located at which offers discounts on bankU.S. 219 and West Virginia Route products, a newsletter, and planned 39. The property belongs to the City. trips; automated teller machines; The next meeting of the Council and more. will be January 8, 7:30 p.m., at Town Hall. t Local Firm Honors Em In ceremonies held at Process Analytics, five employees received service awards ranging from 5 to 30 years of service. ]hose honored included Ed Dolan, Manager Sales Support, 30 years; Jo Lynn BAIT, Human Re- sources Administrator; 25 years; Kay Holliday, Director Human Re- sources, 20 years; Ginger Black- burn, Secretary, 15 years; Charlotte Mullenax, Secretary, 5 years. Bob Bee, Senior Training Repre- sentative, 5-year award. Process Analytics, a unit of Com- bustion Engineering of Stamford, Connecticut, is a supplier of on-line process analyzers to the chemical and petroleum refining industries. Ronceverte Bob Bee Kay Holliday Eloise Jack, State Director of the West Virginia Small Business Devel- opment Center in Charleston, spoke to the Ronceverte Merchants on managerial and technical services available through her office• Discussions were held on name- changing contest, logo change, the new banners for street lights, volun- teer or assessed dues and the pos- sibility of a local newspaper column to keep citizens better informed on the groups' activities• The merchants were urged to consider the effect the proposed closing of Greenbrier Junior High School would have on the commu- nity. The next merchants meeting is scheduled for Thursday, January 11. All interested citizens are urged to attend. 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