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in Priscilla Maren know at least a few days of time that your young child going to a hospital -- for sur- illness, or for anything that quire him to stay overnight -- touch with the hospital to find they have an orientation pro- for children or any provision the child and the family stay. )itals do, but sometimes doctor may not be aware it is wise to get in touch with bspital directly. Ask to speak from the Admitting lrnent. If they don't know all it, ask for the Pediatric De- hospitals have classes for and children. They may film or a slide show such as Goes to the Hospital," show children how various }ring devices work, how blood are taken, the use of intra- drips, various kinds of anes- how hospital beds or cribs etc. They will introduce them Pediatric staff and the house- and show them the kind of be in. and Booklets will take parents and chil- a tour of the hospital, and parents and children some to take home. hospitals do very much the of thing but on an individ- ~sis. In addition to explaining -~monstrating how things work them the hospital, they the child and parents nurses who will be taking care n. And they give the child an tour of where he will be going rhaps from his room to the op- room and back, or to the X- and back. len you are finding out what to during your child's hospital sure to ask any ques*ions that you are concerned about. For example: Can parents stay with their child? Can other children visit? What follow-up facilities are there for when the child is released from the hospi- tal? At most hospitals, the staff of the pediatric department is made up of very warm-hearted people who are experts not only in medical proce- dures but also in easing the anxi- eties of children and their families. Something To Do While your child is in the hospital, you both may get pleasure from reading over some of his favorite books. Old favorites are restful as well as entertaining. Something To Make At most hospitals, liquid medica- tions and pills are served up in little plastic cups about an inch and a half high. You and your child can use these to make tiny artificial flower arrangements. You need: the little cups, colored play dough or modeling clay, flat toothpicks, colored paper and scis- sors. Let your child pack some of the cups with colored play dough or clay. Meanwhile, you cut out very small fancy shapes from colored paper (you can use colorful pages from old magazines, or construction paper). Cut tiny circles, squares, flower shapes, oblongs, triangles, or whatever suits your fancy. If you fold the paper you can cut out several at once. Spread these out on a tray. Let your child push them onto the pointed end of a flat toothpick. When the toothpick has 3 or 4 shapes on it, let the child stick the blunt end into the clay in the little flower pot. Make several "flowers" for each pot. Your child may enjoy giving these as gifts to nurses, other children or visitors. William Tuckwiller Mr Tuckwiller On Welcome Wagon Bill Tuckwiller will be the guest speaker at the January meeting of the Welcome Wagon Club. His topic will be "Early Lewisburg History." The meeting is scheduled for Tues- day, January 23 at 7:30 p.m. at the home of Linn Hanson, 605 South Jefferson Street. Co-Hostess will be Karen Pierce. Newcomers to the area are encouraged to ~attend this meeting to learn about historic Le- wisburg. Call Valeria Barfield at 645- 4315 or Karin McComas at 647- 3029 for more information. Lewisburg By Jonathan Wright A positive evaluation of down- town Lewisburg's 1989 Christmas promotional program was given by members of the Lewisburg Mer- chants' Association at their monthly meeting January 11 at Fort Savan- nah Inn. Elaine Pugh, who headed the ef- fort, said, "Merchants thrd0tJhout town were very pleased with our 'Christmas Wish' promotion. It en- hanced business; nearly all busi- ness people said their sales were up in December." President Larry Napier said 38 "gift boxes," for prize giveaway en- tries, were donated and decorated by Yarid's and placed in participat- Tri-City Extension Home-the department chairwomen, ing stores Approximately 40 gifts Club met with Martha Dixon Refreshments were served to were given away in the promotion, Y 3 with Christine WornalAndrea Gainer, Mary Bell, Dot Ben- including gift certificates, lodging nett, Elva Clemons, Martha Dixon, and breakfast, home decorations, Mary Jo Dixon, Iva Dean Sessions, and auto service. and Juanita Ramsey. The February rn other business, Liz Scott said meeting will be with Mary Ellen the City of Lewisburg has given the Raines. owners of the former taxi stand and bus terminal 30 days to clean up the buildings and grounds. "The City has worked closely with attorney Jesse Guills to be sure all proceed- ings are done ac~cording to the law," A good many people probably she said. received a camera as one of their Mrs Scott also told members of Christmas gifts. Some may still be the May 18-20 re-enactment of the trying to figure out how to operate "Battle of Lewisburg. She suggested their 35mm cameras. Help is avail- downtown business dress in Civil able for novice photographers at War-era apparel and create window Pipestem State Park's Photography displays geared to the event. Weekend February 2-4. Elaine Pugh said the Economic Professional photographers will Development Authority, which Dean Sessions gave out serve as instructors during serves Greenbrier, Monroe, and on recycling and the Saturday's sessions. Participants Pocahontas counties, has narrowed reDorts to be filled out by , need to supply their own cameras its 14 applications for Director downf and film. There is a registration fee to four. "They are all well, well quail- With refreshments. Dixon opened the meet- an article from Parade "Our Present to You A To A Happy Life." Ms Dixon ad guest speaker Andrea was "What is New Super Market? She told new marketing techniques 1990's. Clemons had devotions on Dates to remember: 10 a.m., a workshop at Church in Lewisburg Chocolate Dessert:,." should take a covered ~. February 7, Tues- Woman's Day at the Legisla- of $10 per person which will include fled. I called the governor's office for all sessions and refreshments. Par- references, and the people I talked ticipants staying overnight Friday to there were very impressed with and Saturday are eligible for a pack- the, applications we had secured." age price which includes both night's lodging and all photography sessions. TO MAKE A RESERVA- TION please call 466-1800 or 1-800- CALL WVA. Applicants will be interviewed the week of January 15. The next meeting of the Mer- chants' Association will be February 1, 7:15 a.m., at Fort Savannah Inn. According to Nash L. Powell, Vet- erans Affairs Officer of the West V4r- ginia Division of Veterans Affairs, veterans who receive compensation for service related injuries will re- ceive a 4.7 per cent increase which became effective December 1, 1989. Mr Powell said that "Due to late enactment, the first payment to re- flect the increase will be received on February 1. This payment also in- cludes the increase for December 1989 and January 1990. The pay- ment on March 1 will represent the new recurring monthly rate." Mr Powell further stated "Addi- tional changes in the law (H.R 901) provides for added benefits in cloth- ing allowance, headstone and marker allowance, nursing home or domiciliary care. Anyone desiring further informa- tion on this or any other veterans benefits should contact Mr Powell at the Greenbrier County Court House, 200 North Court Street, Lewisburg. E--'LECTRONI " TV TVCR rld .nc Pickup-Up and Delwery 108 E. BAKER STREET FAIRLEA, W.VA. (Behind Greenbrier Jewelers) City father of eight says Use his $10,000 West Vir- winnings to help his e. s, who lives in Co- 'Ohio, and frequently visits Mattie Sanders in White prings, purchased the win- at Buzz-In Food Store of Springs. "1 was really he remarked. 'Tve never before. My cousin in Was watching the drawing and called me with the Only half believed it at the Sanders says he will give part )ney to his sister and of the remainder, he. go to help his son Andre ~.COmplete his last two quarters State University. He is ma- business administration and in June. and Mrs Sanders have chil- from 20 to 33 years of addition to three grand- He is a veteran of the War and a disabled worker. he grew up in Beckley, his moved to White Sulphur While he was in the service. Sanders' winning numbers DeCember 22 DO IS TO US ( AND ABOUT 50,000 KS.) THE MOUNTAIN ER WITH YOUR NEWS The Mountain Messenger, Tuesday, January 16, 1990 3B The Greenbrier County Commit- tee on Aging, Inc. held a County- wide Meeting December 21 at the Rupert Community Building. Thirty eight attended the meeting. A Christmas devotional was pre- sented by Ollive Hoover. The cov- ered-dish luncheon followed the de- votional and then the Greenbrier West High School Choir, under the direction of Rick Allen, performed traditional Christmas songs. Re- freshments were served to the choir following their performance. The Committee on Aging staff who assisted at the meeting were Laura Sevy, director; Alice Hicks and Letha Baker, outreach workers: Uphene DePriest, van driver; Brenda Harris, assistant van driver; Marie Milem, cook; Letha Horne, Rupert site manager; Blanche Whit- low, Medicaid coordinator and Mar- guerite Whisman, nutrition aid. Door prizes awarded and or- anges and stockings (which con- tained candy canes) were given to all who attended. Those attending included Ollie Hoover, Kathteen and Donald Harper, Iva Brown, Sarah DeLong, Ida Cox, Beaufort Taylor, Mildred Taylor, Hazel Lively, Jessie and Ra- chel Shaffer, Zelma Osborne (Presi- dent of Rupert Homemakers), Violet Hart, Evelyn Gray, Tracie Camoh~tl Meeting Nanie Newman, Lola Mitchell, Laura O'Brien, B. M. Viers, Minnie Chan- dler, John Crane, Philip Kincaid, Dolly Kincaid (President of AARP and Rupert" Satellite),\ Nellie Deitz, Gurnie Fasick, Mary Surbaugh, Le- ona Kinder, Howard Hart, Thelma Paulin, Virginia Ray, Eluned Dew- berry and Blanche Whitlow. 647-5724 I II Storm Cash Back I or up to as low as '89 or '90 Cash Back '90 Lumina $I,000 Cash Back '89 or '90 Cavalier Sl Cash Back