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Lewisburg, West Virginia
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January 9, 1990

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2A The Mountain Messenger, Tuesday, January 9, 1990 O / High Steppin' Miss Liberty and Uncle Sam First jobs . . . What Would Dr Pepper Say? f- Dragon Wagon Having a Ball --- Bowling, of course. ~reas eventually, according to res- ~urant manger Aussie Simmons. Be works mostly weekend evenings, a total of 14 to 18 hours per week. " ,'Warren's working out really ~ell," Mr Simmons says. "He's prompt, hard-working, and enjoyable to work. with. He's a fascinating per- ~,On." ' Mr Simmons comments on the ~/alue of the program. '1 really think It's the business community's re- Continued from pg. 1-A sponsibility to help out underprivi- leged people--to assist them in be- coming productive members of soci- ety." Job coach Jeff Artis remarks, "Warren is totally independent now. I check on him occasionally, but he is handling the work himself with very little assistance. That's the real goal of this program." The rewards go both ways, ac- cording to Mr Artis. "1 get satisfaction and a sense of joy from this. It's great helping an individual become productive. It was especially moving to see him receive his first check. "Now that he has his own job, Warren has been a 'star' around Seneca Behavioral Health Center, where he did some work before coming to Pizza Hut. We've all been watching him. He is proud to be working at this job and enjoys telling everyone about it. LL At Greenbrier Motors, We Have Our Own Special Meaning For "USED". And Right Now We Have A Huge Selection Of Clean, Dependable USED CARS & TRUCKS. "This program has been tremen- dously beneficial There is the wide- spread misconception that mentally retarded people don't want to work. For many years society has paid to keep them out of sight. That's changing now." Another program client is Mike, who has been a custodial worker at the Greenbrier Valley Mall in Fairlea since December 18. Facilities Man- ager Cobert R. ("C. R.") Mitchem is pleased With his performance. "Mike is a good worker," he says. "You get him started, and he goes at it hard. He wants to stay busy all the time." The mall's Office Manger and Promotions Coordinator Nancy Hayes sa.ys, "He's fun to be around---he's just like a regular worker here." Mike helps with sweeping, shov- eling snow, emptying trash, and cleaning the large facility. Job coach Gene Winebrenner is working with him and expects him to work inde- pendently before long, "One more week, and I"11 be 'fading out.' Mike has picked right up with this job. I'm really encouraged by his progress." In speaking about the satisfaction coming from work With Mike, he says, "It's a fantastic experience. It's Special Prices Not Subject To Prior Purchases. DOWNTOWN LEWlSBURG 9:30-5:30 Daily Open till 8:00 Friday Night Closed Sunday very rewarding to see what done in a short period of helping someone a bit." Mr Mitchem adds, "It's hel out a lot. 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