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flowers long enough, to eventually become one or two varieties. You get specialized to the and your rapt your plants can be a avoiding the irksome your life. I am thinking of a British man who trans- the South by marriage to Virginian. They both money that they could Community projects and #ical organizations and have to worry about job benefits, or insurance. all that covered. in a pale blue mansion countryside that had a c view of the Shenandoahs rose beds. The old man his roses, spending more dilapidated work shed his mansion on the hill. and bred there to his In June the local would come for a tour ~rchase rose plants. His hide in the house, occa- out behind the cur- a daemonic hatred in her the rose gazers, the and her husband in his The roses provided the the failure in their mar- story of that couple is a gression. Favorite flowers to lead to obsession or and you can find great In coming to know one ~Pecies with great familiar- 'the scented geraniums, for The very names of them salivate: rose, lemon, spearm!nt, cin- and sandalwood. The taste and smell are satis- Once. You simply have to varieties as you can State Hughes has been Dean's List Semester at Potomac in Keyser. this honor, a student for at least 12 se- ~Urs and n'lust earn a aVerage of 3.7 or maintained an I, Garden Patch Leslie Price Shaver assemble. It's a treasure hunt. Their bloom is miniscule; they have to have a warm, bright window to winter over; and you can't even get a whiff of their fragrance unless you take time to rub their leaves. But you still have to have them de- spite these drawbacks. There is such satisfaction in responding to the visitor who asks, "What is that plant?" When you respond, "It's a horehound scented geranium," the visitor will inevitably sigh with aston- ishment at your exotic collection. You can pick off a leaf, rub it, and stick it up in his nose. It always gets a reaction. I When you've kept them a few years, the four inch plant you first purchased will require a two foot di- ameter pot to put it in. It will grow bushy instead of leggy if you'll re- member to pinch it back. You can use the leaves in your own home- made potpourri or surround the cir- cumference of a cake baked for a celebration. In the heart of February you can long out the window for the spring, while you smash a leaf in your hand that smells of summer's forgotten pleasures. Or you can put a couple of leaves in a glass of fresh brewed ice tea. But soon you will run out of room because there are so many varie- ties, and they are fast and energetic growers. You will have to root cut- tings to give to your friends, whose window sills will soon be overflowing tOO. But you must not, on any ac- count, give in and settle for one or two fragrances. It's simply not the same. Nor can you allow them to obsess you like the rose lover who preferred them to people. Keep sharing their exotic aromas with ev- eryone you know, including your kin, and maybe you can avoid being too zealous and learn simply to enjoy them. of Caldwell average of 3.813 anu was also named to the President's List of Dis- tinguished Students. Mr Hughes is a freshman forestry major at Potomac State. He is the son of Bill and Rose Marie Hughes of Caldwelt and the grandson of Early and Aretta Hughes of Caldwell and Lewis and Delpha Fisher of Frankford. ! Front Row, left to right: Melissa Jane Taylor, Tiffany Cain, Laurel At- kiss. Back Row, left to right: Becky Hartman, Mark McKinley, Adam Reynolds, Devin Preston, Crlsl Hatcher, Helen Shapira. q 200 West Washington The Greenbrier Valley Theatre (GVT) and Carnegie Hall join to- gether to present the third annual GVT Youth Production, "Telling Wilde Tales," an adaptation of Oscar Wilde's seven fairy tales. The play will be presented at Carnegie Hall, Lewisburg, Thursday, March 1, 7:30 p.m. March 2 and 3, 8 p.m., and Sunday, March 4 at 2:30 p.m. Kit Staunton says, "One of the goals of GVT is to provide opportu- nities for young people to perform or work backstage. 'Telling Wilde Tales' does just that. Thirty-two jun- ior and senior high school students are participating in this project as actors, technicians or crew. P~rents |lEr-"~'~'7 f are giving their time as property and ll < costume assistants." Mr Staunton said "Each of the seven tales provides something dif- ferent -- the tales may not all end happily ever after -- but we can find a little of ourselves in many of the characters. The seven tales are var- led but are held together by one central character, The Soul, played by Mark McKinley." Senior staff members include Mr Staunton; Rick Peters, technical di- rector; Laura Jane Walls, stage manager; Eddie Booze, Lighting and Poster Design; Layne O'Shea, chief lighting and sound engineer. Tickets will be $5.50 for adults and $3.50 for children. Discounts will be available to youth groups of ten or more if booked in advance. GVT's share of the proceeds will go to the Youth Production Fund. For further information call Car- negie Hall at 645-7917. w The Messenger Surprise Your Sweetheart ~On Valentine's Day ~ with a ~ RELAXATION/STRESS REDUCTION MASSAGE offered by Stephanie "Sam" Ftxter Certified Massage Therapist 203 I/2 E. Wash. St., l~wisburg 645-1174 Call for an appt. today. Gift certificates available. The Mountain Messenger, Tuesday, February 13, 1990 3A Concord President By Jonathan Wright The economic future of southern West Virginia was the topic of Con- cord College president Jerry Bea- sley, guest speaker at the February 1 meeting of the Lewisburg Mer- chants Association at the Fort Savannah Inn. Dr Beasley is co-chairman of the Partnership for Progress, a state-or- ganized volunteer group devoted to economic development. His govern- ing area covers Greenbrier, Nicho- las, Fayette, Raleigh, Mercer, Monroe, and Summers counties. Prelects and methods being planneo, and some currently being used, were the focus of Dr Beasley's talk, including expansion of the wood products and tourist in- dustries. "We need to stop the leak- age of our economy," he said. "We need to minimize the ways which which our resources are leaving the state." The enhancement of existing businesses and encouragement for the development of new businesses are vital means to this end, he said. "We also should find ways to create leverage for the inflow of federal dol- lars into this region of our state." Dr Beasley mentioned three planned projects designed to en- hance West Virginia's tourism indus- try: an information center at the southern entrance to the state on Interstate 77; a radio station broad- casting tourist-related information along Interstate 77 and parts of Interstate 64; and a convention cen- ter/tourism center/retirement center near the New River known as "New River Junction." In other business, members of the Merchants' Association dis- cussed certificates to be sold to the public for the May 19-20 Battle of Lewisburg Re-enactment Weekend. John Mcllhenny, director of the Le- wisburg Visitors' and Convention Center, said he expects up to 500 re-enactors in town for the event. The certificates would provide infor- mation on the weekend and be hon- ored by participating merchants for various discounts in their stores. Mr Mcllhenny described and dis- tributed application forms for "The Welcome Card," sponsored by the state through its contracted advertis- ing agency. Participating businesses will display the card decal in their windows and offer discounts to tour- ists who present their cards. The cards will be available to tourists through television, radio, and maga- zine advertisements the advertising agency will be running. The next meeting of the Mer- chants' Association will be March 1, 7:15 a.m., at Fort Savannah Inn. Morgantown lawyer Oliver Luck, candidate for the Second Congres- sional Seat from West Virginia, will be the guest speaker. SINGLE 16 OZ. NON-RETURNABLE BOTTLES each 12 PACK RT. 219 NORTH LEWISBURG, W.VA. pack 645-1027 % \ [1 Saturday, February 17, 2:00 p.m. at Yarid's We've spent 70 years getting ready for your prom. In the 1920s when the women of Greenbrier College needed gowns for their dances, Yarid's custom fit each with a different dress. 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