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6B The Mountain Messenger, Tuesday, February 20, 1990 Williamsburg Miss Lake Wins Geography Bee Crystal Lake, a fifth grade Wil- liamsburg student, won the school's geography bee February 2, and a chance at a college scholarship. The school-level bee, at which stu- dents answered oral questions on geography, was the first round in the second annual national Geography Bee sponsored by National Geographic's "World," the Society's magazine for children, Amtrak, and Kudos Snack. The bee was ki~ ed off the week of January 29 } thousands of schools" around ttc. United States, District of Columbia, and five U. S. territories. The school winners, in- cluding Miss Lake, will now take a written test. Up to 100 of the top scorers in each state will be eligible to compete in their state bee march 30. The National Geographic Society with its co-sponsors will provide an al!-axpenses-paid trip to Washing- ton, D. C., for state champions and their teacher escorts to participate in the national Geography Bee finals May 23 and 24. The first-place na- tional winner will receive a $25,000 college scholarship; the second- place winner, a $15,000 scholar- ship; and the third-place winner, a $10,000 scholarship. Alex Trebek, host of the television game show "Jeopardy!," will moderate the na- tional finals. The National Geographic Society developed the national Geography Bee in response to a growing con- cern about the lack of geographic knowledge among young people in the United States. A ten-country Gallup Survey conducted for the Society in 1988 and 1989 found that people in the U. S. ages 18 to 24, the youngest group surveyed, knew less about geography than young people in any of the other countries. The National Geographic Soci- ety, with nearly 11 million members, has as its mission the "increase and ,diffusion of geographic knowledge." Besides the National Geography Bee, the Society sponsors a number of other geography education initia- tives, including the Summer Geogra- phy Institute for teachers, the Na- tional Alliance Network, Which en- compasses 34 states. The Friends of the Greenbrier County Library in Lewisburg will hold this month's meeting February 20, 1:30 p.m., in the Library Annex. Bill Tuckwiller had to postpone his scheduled visit. A special video tape on Library Volunteer Programs will be presented as part of this meeting instead. For those not familiar with the Friends organization, they are citi- zens who work together to strengthen and expand 'library serv- ices. They focus attention on avail- able library services and acquiring, through purchases, books, special equipment, and extended services not readily obtainable otherwise. To become a member of the Friends of the Library requires only that you believe in the need for bet- ter free public library service and $2 annual membership dues. I i i i i CONTACT THE MOUNTAIN MESSENGER WITH YOUR NEWS 647-5724 122 North Court Street, Lewisburg 24901 i i i Homecoming activities were held at Seneca Trail Christian Academy February 6. The homecoming court was made up of one representative from each grade in the junior and senior high school. The seventh grade representa- tive was Stephanie Holley. She is the daughter of Mr and Mrs Charles Holley of Ronceverte. She has been a student of Seneca Trail for six years. She is also a Junior Varsity Cheerleader. Stephanie was es- corted by Scott Wilson. The eighth grade representative was Kellie Green. Kellie is the daughter of Dr and Mrs Ron Green of Lewisburg. She has been a stu- dent at Seneca Trail for four years. Keltie is a Junior Varsity Cheer- ~leader and was escorted by Michael Ornold. Representing the freshman class was Nikki Lykens. Nikki is the daughter of Mr and Mrs Bill Lykens of Catdwell. Nikki has attended Se- neca Trail for one year and is a Var- sity cheerleader. She was escorted by Bobby Wilson. Representing the Sophomore Class was Betty Cole. Betty lives with Dr and Mrs Tim Workman of Fairlea. Betty has attended Seneca Trail for one year and was escorted by Isaac Harris. OLDSMOBILE. Save $6,175.00 on a 1989 BUICK REATTA was $29,475.00 Now =23,300. World Class Sports Car, Electric Sun Roof, Dual Power Seats, Built By The Reatta Craft Center Save $4,413.00 on a 1989 PARK AVENUE 4-Door Was $25,213.00 NOW =20,800. 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Quad 4 Engine, "S" Pkg., Tilt Wheel, Speed Control, ETR AM/FM/Cassette, MAC Official Car, Rear Defogge Save $3,028.00 on a New 1989 CUTLASS CIERA COUPE was $16,478.00 NOW =1 3,450. 3300 V6, MCI Engine "XC"Special Edition, Aluminum Wheels, Deck Luggage Carrier Save $3,308.00" on a 1990 CUTLASS SUPREME 4-Door was $17,958.00 NOW =14,650. 3.1 Litre V-6 Engine, Aluminum Wheels. Cargo Net, Power Door Locks, Electric Remote Mirrors. Maul blue. Company Car Save $3,448.00* on a 1990 CUTLASS SUPREME COUPE Was $17,748.00 NOW =14,300* 3.1 Litre V-6 Engine, Alum,',Jm Wheels, Deck Luggage Carrier, Black Metallic Save $3,60.00 on this 1990 NINETY-EIGHT REGENCY 4-Door Was $24,180.00 NOW =20,550 Dual Power Seats, Remote Lock controL, Wire Wheel covers, White Ask About The Oldsmobile Edge Owner Satisfaction Standard On Every 1990 Oldsmobile *Savings include factory rebate. Offer expires 5/2/90. Sales tax and fees not included. islature Hears On State Representing the Junior Class was Rebecca Eberte. Rebecca is the daughter of Mr and Mrs Jack Eberle of Neola. Rebecca serves as the Junior-Senior class president, Varsity cheerleading captain, and is a member of the volleyball team. She has attended Seneca Trail for five years. Rebecca was escorted by Christian Bladen. Representing the Senior class was Tammi Dunn. Tammi is the daughter of Mr and Mrs Joseph Dunn of Union. Tammi has been a student at Seneca Trail for nine years and is a member of the'volley- ball team. She was escorted by Chris Dunbar. Chosen by the student body, Miss Dunn was crowned Homecom- ing Queen. Assisting in the crowning ceremony was Jennifer Miller, last year's queen. Jennifer is the daugh- ter of Mr and Mrs James Miller of White Sulphur Springs. She was es- corted by Kevin Ingles. Homecoming Queen, Tammi Dunn, is plannin0 on traveling with her family to Australia this summer. Tammi volunteers her time to the Springfield Nursing Home in Lind- side. She has been a Candy Striper at the Humana Hospita!-Greenbrier Valley and does volunteer services at the Greenbrier Center. After graduation Tammi plans to pursue a career working with the elderly. Seneca Trail defeated Victory Christian Academy in the Home-. coming Basketball game which fol- lowed crowning of the Queen. The score was 68-65. On February 12, at 6 p.m. in the House of Delegates Chamber of the State Capitol, concerned citizens and legislators gathered for a public hearing on the various state hospi- tals that may result from the pas- sage of two similar bills presented by the Governor. Senator J. D. Brackenrich, (D- Greenbrier), believes the needs of the people and the state hospital employees should be the focal point of the legislation. "Many families carefully choose these hospitals for their relatives because of the loca- tions and amount of employee care given to the patients. I don't believe selling the hospitals would benefit the patients, employees, or the fami- lies," said Mr. Brackenrich. As many as 200 people attended the public hearing jointly by the Fi- nance Committee and the Senate Committee of gubernatorial repre- sentative Taut~ja Miller, Secretary of Health and Human Resources. The speakers ranged from legislative members to junior high students Mr Brackenrich said. The main concerns of the people regarded the effects the closings would have with the clients of the hospitals. The citizens and lawmak- ers stressed that these hospitals serve as home to the patients and to many of them the em the only family they also stated that some of would not be able to were relocated. Another area cerned the employees jobs effects the lost have on the mayor of the town of that if'so much as five to move from the town as s the closings the town bly have no choice but porate charter. Senator Brackenrich also concerned with the end of the legislation "1 for a continual the hospitals, not only ent, but also for' the now the executive branch G such plans. When Mr Brackenrich retary of Health and Hu sources Taunja Miller management plans for tals, both short and long stated that the hospitals have to be regulated and federal laws. "That of my concern, but I am ested in the policies the of the facilities would Brackenrich said. Renick School The FFA and Special Education classes at Renick Junior a skiing trip to Silvercreek Ski Resort recently. The all-day cluded instruction by professional ski instructors, lunch at sort and a short tour of the facility. Twenty four students ~ first chance at this winter-time sport. A special treat was by Steve Cooke who video taped the event so the see themselves and share the experience with other art It's a good time to check your heart out 'with a FREE EKG Every Thursday in February at Humana Hospital - Greenbrier Valley Emergency Department FairleaJRonceverte 5:30-7:30pm - Greenbrier Physicians, Inc FairleaJRonceverte 9-11am - Haven Wall, M.D. Lewisburg 9-11am "Do it for your sweet heart" WHAT YOU DO IS TOUS ( AND ABOUT 50,~ CONTACT1 MESSENGER WITH YOUR NEWS 647-572 122 North Court Lewisburg, 9Y Don McCoy "Brown is the new basic say some fashion exports. It's effective in rich-lookin.g... What makes nails weather. Body chemlsEy Protect your nails so they you're waiting coat, two coats of polish strength. **.**., When nails stay short and men are opting for acryli( and other "tricks" for a took. year. whether worn with last And these For the mature face clear, muted lone. 'base of the cheekbone give a visual "lifrto!eatures. 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