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6A The Mountain Messenger, Tuesday, January 23, 1990 Rainelle .'I Local residents will have the op- -- portunity to learn about a completely ......... -~-~.~-~:-~:--different culture when West .... ~:-~_ Virginia's latest participant in the ~:--=-=- International 4-H Youth Exchange A Page For People "] Who Work Close to the Earth. I Bluegrass Market Saturday January 20, 1990 273 head sold to76 buyers amounting to $69,256.96 STOCKER AND FEEDF~R COW AND CALF PAIRS STEERS; By Head 490.00 - 700.00 Under 500# 70.00 - 94.00 COWS by hd, 405.00 - 590.00 500 - 750# 48.00 - 85.00 Over 750# None HOGS HEIFERS; SLAUGHTER 40.00- 50.50 Under 500# 6&00 - 76.50 SOWS 29.50 - 38.50 500 - 750# 56.00 - 74.00 BOARS 20.00 Over 750# 44.50 - 58.50 PIGS & SHOATS bh19.00 -37.00 BULL CALVES 58.00 - 85.00 BABY CALVES .H..ORSES 130.00 - 280.00 By Head 42.50 - 105.00 VEAL CALVES none SHEEP & LAMBS .~LAUGHTER CATTLE BLUE 57.00 RED None STEERS none HEIFERS 48.00 - 55.00 OTHERS 50.00 COWS 35.50 -52.00 EWES 15.00 - 21.00 BUCKS 16.00 - 17.00 most sold 45.00 - 48.00 BULLS WETHERS None Under 1000# 54.50-62.50 Over 1000# 55.50 - 60.00 ~, bh 15.00 - 35.00 Bring In Your Newspaper Adand receive another 5% OFF the above Sale Items (IFYE) presents a program for the public at the Rainelle Volunteer Fire- house Tuesday, January 30, at 7 p.m., and at several schools in Greenbrier County. Margaret Williams of Moorefield will bring a unique perspective to the presentations --the perspective of living with six host families in Taiwan rather than just visiting the island as a tourist. Miss williams is on a four-month tour of the state to share her experi- ences with an estimated 20,000 people. Originally Miss Williams was scheduled to go to mainland China, but those plans were changed fol- lowing the demonstrations and mas- sacre in Beijing last spring. The for- mer Hardy County 4-H'er was noti- fied of her reassignment to Taiwan only three weeks before her depar- ture August 9. Her months of preparing to go to China were not in vain, however. "It really did work out well because the two countries have the same lan- guage and similar culture," she ex- plained, "although I had been gear- ing up to go to a communist country and Taiwan is capitalist." Both coun- tries claim to represent China. Miss Williams believes she may have ex- perienced more authentic Chinese culture in Taiwan than she would have on the mainland where com- munist leaders tried to erase many traditions during the cultural revolu- tion, During her presentations, Miss Williams will show slides and dis- cuss the daily life, agriculture, and 4- H program in Taiwan. When speak- ing to youth she will teach them some Taiwanese games and songs and explain ceremonial tea-drinking. Taiwan's 4-H program is spon- sored by the Farmers Association and agriculture is the whole focus of the clubs, which meet during or after school. According to Miss Williams, the,leaders go into great detail when teaching the youngsters agricultural On Far East techniques; "Although I didn't get to share much with them about my country," Miss Williams said, '1 think that by living with them, smiling, speaking a few words and showing them that I enjoyed being there, I helped the Taiwanese understand that Ameri- cans are real people just like they are." The IFYE program is conducted by the National 4-H Council for the Cooperative Extension Service, which selected the representatives. West Virginia's participants are rec- ommended by the Home Economics and 4-H Division of the West Vir- ginia University Extension service. Funds to send an IFYE abroad are raised partly through 4-H clubs, friends of 4-H, 4-H alumni, and the West Virginia 4-H Club Foundation. For more information about Miss Williams' presentations, contact WVU's Greenbrier County Extension Office at 645-1525. Wool Payments Farmers who have sold shorn wool or unshorn lambs or mohair during 1989 should turn in their sales receipts to be eligible for price support payments under the na- tional Wool Act. Farmers who have a record of their wool and mohair sales are eli- gible for payments only if the sales are reported to the Agricultural Sta- bilization Conservation Service (ASCS) Office. Sales receipts are to be turned in by January 31. The quantity sold does not affect the eligibility. However, sales slips should contain the date of shearing, the month and date of sales, num- ber of head shorn, pounds of wool (grease basis) or mohair sold, and net proceeds. Sales slips for lambs also must show the liveweight and state that the lambs were unshorn. For further details contact the Greenbrier County ASCS Office, 717 North Jefferson Street, Lewis- burg, or call 645-6172. OF THE LATE ANDY ANDERSON'S CATTLE 27 COWS 1 BULL 11 CALVES SATURDAY, JANUARY 29, 1990 IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE REGULAR SALE BLUEGRASS MARKET, INC. Lewisburg, W.Va. 645-7861 HAPPY NEW YEAR! May 1990 bring good health to and your family, strong friendships, a productive season, and fair prices for all American farmers. I can believe that a whole twelve months has passed since I be my new responsibilities at the West Virginia Department Agriculture. I've learned to get the jobs done with fev people and fewer dollars, an important lesson that State agency must learn. We have to put State g on a diet, and get taxes back under control. I recently attended the West Virginia ( Association's annual meeting at Canaan Valley was a good session. I was able to announce a new progr between the Cattlemen and the West Virginia Agriculture, a partnership to hire and train a representative to sell West Virginia feeder cattle. Department and the Association will share expenses. individual will work to bring buyers from Midwestern markets to purchase West Virg I'll also expect our field representative to work closely existing market auctions, special sales, tele-auctions, board sales, finding and plugging new buyers into network. If this partnership results in $3 to $5 per cwt higher on feeders, there will be about a million more dollars in tl pockets of West Virginia cattlemen. That results in a retU of 40 new dollars for every $1 invested by the Department, say that's a pretty good return. The Department can make this shift in program becat of another change under way in the farmers' Parkersburg, Weston, and Beckley. We have advertised nonprofit or co-op groups, or individuals, to lease operate these markets to the benefit of the local and consumers. State operation has not been Volume marketed at each facility has steadily declined has failed to develop a strong consumer acceptance, uncertain variety and availability of produce. Each seems to feed on the other. It is no one's fault, but the is poor economy of operation. For every $1 of gross to a local producer, the E)epartment spent 50. That isi unacceptable return at a time when every State a, should stretch its dollars as far as possible. Finally, a word about The Market Bulletin. I have hea from many of you, and I appreciate your taking the time1 express your views concerning a subscription fee. A sli majority is agreeable to a subscription fee. A small is angry that a service which has traditionally been free no longer be so, Some suggested ad charges, and suggested a subscription fee for out-of-state rec= only. The latter we cannot do. I especially folks to know about West Virginia products and to bu' West Virginians. I have decided to take one more run Legislature in the appropriation process. Believe me t want to avoid any fees for The Market Bulletin. I want available to everyone who is interested, and while $5 year is not a great deal of money in today's economy, it be too much for some. So I am going to try again. Wish me luck! 4 Reprinted from the January "Market Bulletin", published in C leston by the West Virginia Department of Agriculture, Vol. 74, LOOKS GOOD IN THE MOUNTAIN MESSENGER Husqvarna 50 Chain Saw- cash price ............ $319.95 "MoI-Mag" High Magnesium-Blocks ............... $7.25 ii iiii :~'Y+i F+,+ i/ii i Ask 0., % Mile b=++t, t. Preparatiu. 1978 Grimlin - 4 spd ................................... $995.00 #33 $750.00 1981 Ford Mustang Ghla- auto, AM-FM cassette ................................. $2495.00 #77 $1995.00 1978 Ford Mustang - 4 spd., AM-FM cassette .............................................. $3495.99 #65 $2295.00 1978 Lincoln Continental - 4 DR, Town Car, loaded ......................................... $3995.00 #40 $3495.00 1984 Cutlass Supreme- v6, auto, PW..$4995.00 #51 $4295,00 1983 Buick Regal Limited-loaded ....... $5495.00 #58 $4495.00 1986 Buick Century Limited- Ioaded..$7995.00 #62 $6600.00 1984 Chev. Supersport - auto, PS, Stereo Cass. tilt, air, cruise ........................... $8489.00 #7 $7495.00 1985 Mercury Crank Marquis LS - v8, premium sound, loaded ...................... $8995.00 #17 $8295.00 1986 Toyota Celica GT - auto, overdrive, AM-FM cass ...................................... $8995.00 #55 $7495.00 1986 Thunderbird Turbo Coupe - PW, PDL, PS, AM-FM cass., 4 cyl ...................... $8995.00 #79 $7995.00 1986 Chev. Cavalier - 6 cyl., fuel injected, auto, air, cruise, AM-FM cass ..................... $8495.00 #81 $7295.00 I IIIII IIII Ill I II 1978 1984 1986 1987 1981 was Toyota - 4 spd, new tires & brakes ..... $2495.00 Ford F-15p - 300, 6 cyl., auto, camper top ............................................ $4995.00 Chev. S-10 - 4 cyl., fuel injected, one owner .................................................... $4995.00 Chev. Silverado - V8, fuel injected, loaded ................................................ $10,995.00 Dodge Van Ram 250 - 318, V8, loaded .................................................... $4495.00 1985 Chev. Custom Deluxe - V8, 4 spd..$8495.00 1986 Nissan King Cab. - 5 speed, air, loaded ................................................... $8495.00 1988 Dodge Ram 50 - 5 spd., cass. extra sharp ........................................... $8995.00 1984 Bronco XLT Full Size- V8, has everything ............................................. $8995.00 1985 Chev. Scottsdale- loaded ................ $9995.00 1986 Chev. Scottsdale - v8, auto, beautiful one owner ............................... $9995.00 I Now $1995.00 $4495.00 $4295.00 $9995.00 $3995.00 $7995.00 $7795.00 $7995.00 $8495.00 $8995.O0 $9295.00 l Pat Cook Owner/Manager Corner of Durant Rd. & Liberty St., Covington, VA Easy Access Off 1-64 Exit 4 1-703-962-8300 Sale Ends Jan. 27th CHAIN SAWS Husqvarna 35 (16") ........................................... cash Paulan 3400 (16") .............................................. cash $1 Stihl 056 AV Super (20) ......................................... cash $1 McCulIoch Mac 10-10 (16") ..................................... cash ELMORE'S "We're the Farmer's Friend" Ronceverte, 6474355 SUPPLY b ier Rt. 219 N., Lewisburg, West Virginia 645-1711