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2B The Mountain Messenger, Tuesday, January 2, 1990 By Helen W. Searle Gregory was born at Nazianzen in Cappadocia, Asia Minor (now Tur- key) in 329. His father Gregory Na- zianzen the Elder, Bishop of Nazian- zen for forty-five years, and his mother Nonna were both saints of the Church. Gregory began his education at the rhetorical school in Caesarea Palestine. Always striving for perfec- tion, he then went to Athens for ten years of advanced study. Basil, later to be known as Saint Basil the Great, was one of his classmates. On completion of his studies he re- turned home for a short period of time before seeking the life of soli- tude he so greatly desired. When Basil completed his stud- ies he left Athens and, at Pontus on the Iris River, he established the first monastery in Asia Minor. Gregory lived as a hermit at Pontus for two years when his father, now more than eighty, sought his assistance in running his See. Always preferring a life of contemplation, he unwillingly received ordir~ation by father and began serving as his assistant. Basil, now Archbishop of Cae- sarea, then appointed Gregory Bishop of Sasima in an effort to break up any domination by the pro- moters of Arianism. Although Gre- gory did receive the order of conse- cration he continued to remain in service to his father. Twelve years later, and soon after his father's death, a new bishop was appointed. Gregory had a breakdown and re- tired to the country for the next five years. Depending upon who was Em- peror, the degree of controversy be- tween the Church of Rome and the Arians of Constantinople continued. In an effort to restore tll;a Church in the East, the newly baptized Em- peror Theodosius appointed Gre- gory Archbishop of Constantinople By the following year hostilities re- surfaced and the validity of this of- rice was questioned. To restore peace, Gregory resigned and again retired to private life until his death at age sixty. For his eloquence in both his writings and his orations, his de- fense of the Church and his decrees at the Council of Nicaea, the people of the West revered him as the "The Theologian," "Five Theological Ora- tions," "De vita sua" and a selection of writings by Origen (which he co- authored with Saint Basil) are among his most noted works As one of the four famous Doctors (great teachers) of the Eastern Church, Saint Gregory along with Saint Basil are honored with a feast day January 2. Mr and Mrs Alexander Scott Withers Miss Johnson and Mr Withers Married at Lake Tahoe Johnson-Withers Marriage Joni Janell Johnson and Alexan- der Scott Withers were married Oc- tober 28, at Lake Tahoe, Nevada. Mrs Withers is the daughter of Mr and Mrs Ben J. Johnson of Kemp Texas. A student at Texas Univer- sity, she is the manager of Van Cleve Companies. Mr Withers is the son of Dr and Mrs H. Scott Withers of White Sulphur Springs. He is the owner of Withers Plastics. He graduated from Greenbrier East High School in 1977, attended Mercersburg Acad- emy in Pennsylvania, and graduated from West Virginia Wesleyan Col- lege. Mr and Mrs Withers live in Athens, Texas. "Soups On" was the study pro- gram given by Sue McCormick, president and program leader, when the Organ Cave Extension Home- makers Club met at the home of Juanita Donovan. Different kinds of soup was discussed by the leader and different variations of soup mix- ture. Home made soup mixture was also described. During the business meeting up- coming events were discussed: a workshop "Tasty Treats in Pretty Packages" to be held at First Baptist Church in Rainelle. Rainelle, Clin- tonville and Williamsburg are the hostess clubs. Mary Walker and Beulah Arthur are the coordinators. The club voted to give a donation to Greenbrier Center. Mary Weikle showed a quilt she had made. The devotions, "Thanks- giving," were given by Ethel Harvey. During the social hour each member participated in a cookie ex- change. Fourteen different cookies were on display. The hostess served ice cream with the cookies. Those attending were Kathleen Bostic, Ethel Harvey, Ollie Hoover, Isabel Morgan, Abigail Toothman, Lee Sively, Margaret Shanklin, Mary Weikel, Alice White, Gloria Williams, Judy Holliday, Sue McCormick and Juanita Donovan. q Humana Hospital-Green- brier Valley would like you to meet someone special, Everett J. Kennedy, M.D. Obstetricia n/Gynecologist. We are pleased to welcome Everett J. Kennedy, M.D., to the medical staff of Humana HospitaI-Greenbrier Valley. Dr. Kennedy, his wife Gretchen and their two child- ren recently moved to the Greenbrier Valley from New Mexico. He has joined Greenbrier Physicians Inc. multi-specialty clinic, 200 Maplewood Avenue in Fairleao We hope you will join us in welcoming Dr. Kennedy and his family to our area. If you are in need of his serv- ices, please call 647-5115 ,Humana Hospital P.O. Box 497 Ronceverte, WV 304-647-4411 Humana-Bringing the human i being in need into the hands , of a physician. As the 1990's approach, many people are taking the opportunity to make resolutions to become health- ier people. To help this effort Se- neca Behavioral Health and the White Sulphur Springs Family Care Center will offer the American Lung Association's Freedom From Smok- ing Clinic to help you and those you love become non-smokers. These classes are in line with the "trends of the future" in which smoking will be socially unacceptable and not al- lowed in many work or play environ- ments. The health risks to both the smoker and to those around the smoker will no longer be tolerated. With these changes anticipated in the '90s many smokers will find it increasingly difficult to continue their habit. However, many people find that to stop smoking (once it has become a regular part of their life) is one of the most difficult things they will ever do. Smoking is a learned habit which becomes automatic. Quitting is a process during which individuals must consciously unlearn the automatic action of smoking and substitute new, healthy alternatives. The Freedom From Smoking Clinic is designed to help smokers learn these alternatives in a group setting. "Quitting smoking involves more than simply eliminating a bad habit," says Catherine Barnes, Clinic Leader. "It's a major change in life style which affects a person's self- image and the ways in which daily stresses are handled. Sometimes you can't eliminate smoking perma- nently unless you replace it with other coping strategies," she says. "When you're with others in the same boat, quitting smoking can be easier for some people" Ms Barnes said. Developed and tested exten- rc r' 0Main Street- Hirrton, West Virginiaavw - Your Low Overhead-High Volume Ford-Mercury Sabte.: Dealer in Summers County For the best selection of new Mercurys and Fords in the area come to Hinton and sively, the Lung Association's Free- dom From Smoking Clinic Program runs for seven sessions. "Quit night" is at the third session. Although the majority of sessions are a week apart, the fourth session is held two days after the third to offer support and encouragement within 48 hours of the quitting session. The clinic fo- cuses on developing a comprehen- sive lifestyle plan including informa- tion on identifying smoking "trig- gers," developing weight control and exercise, learning relaxation tech- niques, using a "buddy" as a support system, and preparing for situations that trigger the desire to smoke again. The Freedom From Smoking Clinic will be offered at the White Sulphur Springs Family Care Center on Route 92. They will begin with a free orientation session on Tuesday, January 9 from 2 to 3:30 p.m. and end seven weeks later with a cele- bratiqn on Tuesday, February 27. A $40 registration fee is required to cover clinic costs. You may inquire if you need a scholarship. For more information, contact Catherine Bar- nes at 645-3319. Ms Barnes would also like to en- courage those who live and work with smokers to tell them about the clinic because "second hand smoke can greatly increase the risk of lung cancer and other health risks, in ad- dition to creating a possibly unpleas- ant environment." Pregnant women are especially at risk as smoking in- creases the risk of spontaneous abortion, and infant death in other- wise normal babies. In addition, the Surgeon General has cited "very solid" evidence of the harmful ef- fects on young children. Due to these issues, non-smokers do have a cause for interest in these classes. We have just witnessed the end of a remarkable year. The year 1989 is one which students will one day have to know along with some of the other landmark years of history, like 1789, 1861 and 1929. The year just ended has left much of the world very different from the way we found it. Much of the change that has been seen brings hope. The cause of peace and the cause of freedom seem to have been advanced significantly in sev- eral parts of the world, most espe- cially in Eastern Europe. Parts of our own country have been devastated by natural disas- ters during the past year, and many areas will not be the same for years to come. It has been a year which many will remember well, a year of revolu- tion, and a year of disaster. Many of us will remember it for the most win- try December in a long, long time. Will you remember the past year because of any changes in your own life, however? Are you a differ- ent person now from the person you were a year ago? You could be. There are many changes in this world over which we seem to have no control. There are, however, many changes over which we do have control --- especially changes in our own lives. If we are unable to make our circumstances any differ- ent. we can still make ourselves dif- ferent. We can learn and gl can come to enjoy life more. make a greater diff~ lives of those around us. More than this, if we are accept the power of lives, we can be transform( scriptures tell us that we new birth, and a new life. become new creatures. How will you be differ time next year from what ) today? What changes col make in your life? What could be made in your life would submit to the cleansin~ of God? We could have a better d nity, a better state, a better and a better world. That about if you are a better am a better me. Consider the possibilitie new year could be even more} tant than the year just could easily be more impo~ us as individuals and as a nity, if we allow God to ma~ lives different. If we are not submitting to the power of could be an even greater y~ change for the world than historic year 1989. / -- Mark Flyn pastor of] and Elizabeth ({ United Methodist Greenbrier Valley Chapter #671 American Association of Retired Persons meeting Tuesday, Jan# at Lewisburg United Methodist Church. Judy Mick and Dot At/ Roanoke in charge of the program. They are representatives of Life of Vermont, covered dish luncheon at 11:45 a.m. Persons 50 or older are encouraged to attend this local AARP meeting. Renlck Junior High School And Kellwood, curtain sale, to benefit academic programs at the gym, Saturday, January 6, 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Gospel sing, Ronceverte Baptist Church January 6, 7 p.m. Reverend Houston Booths invites all to attend. F( soloist will be Steve Allen, The Elmore Family, The Liberty Singer5 Liberty Quartet, The Believers, Shelly Glass, The Bethel Airs, Robin Elmore, and tackle Goodall. Greenbrier Valley Interagency Council Regular monthly meeting, first Wednesdays for the next three m( January 3 Seneca; February 7 Division of Human Services or Hut Hospital; March 7 WVSOM. Lewisburg Monthly Pickup Of recyclable materials, week of January 8. Place your recyclable als beside.your regular trash on your usual trash collectio'n day. mas trees will also be picked up for recycling. Marlinton Men's Invitational BasketbRII TouLt amq Marlinton Middle School on January 20 and 21 will have a ball tournament. The entry fee of $75 must be received by Proceeds will go to fifth and sixth grade basketball uniforms. Ca// Sanders 799-6773 or Doug Cutlip 799-6941. 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, W.Va. 24901 All at town halls, unless noted otherwise Alderson Second Wednesday, 7:30 p.m. Hillsboro Second Tuesday, 7:30 p.m., Fire Dept. 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