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2A Feb. 23. 2008 Mountain Messenger - The Weekend Paper for 1the Greenbrier Valley www.mou ntain me~enqer,(;:om The Record David M. Moore and Angle M. Moore to Michael Gordon and Julie G( r- don, 9.953 acres, Lewisburg Dist. Henry Lewis Reed, Marie Judy Reed and Frances C. Reed to Donnie (G. Hoke and Cathy C. Hoke, 1/2 acre, Irish Corner Dist. Brier Development LLC to Leo P. Hassey II and Marsha L. Hassey, 1.0 93 acre, White Sulphur Dist. David A. Sizemore by Gene E. Sizemore his attorney in fact to Barbamra Alleyne, lot, City of White Sulphur Springs Charles S. Scott and Vicky L. Scott to Alinda Perrine and Robert Gucet, 1,950 SF, City of Ronceverte Sweet Grass Properties LLC to Geoffrey I. Amey and Mary Kay Amey, 0.3455 acre & R/W, Lewisburg Dist. Kevin L. Lindsey and Rosemary Lindsey to Conrad Boggs and Cheryl :S. Boggs, parcel, Meadow Bluff Dist. Robert B. Smith and Jewell B Smith to Robert B. Smith and Jewell B Smith, trustees of the Sewell B. Smith Living Trust, two tracts, Id sh Comer Dist. Theodore Franklin Vestal, Jr. to David William Vestal and Rose Matrie Vestal, two parcels, Meadow Bluff Dist. Charles S. Scott to Charles S. Scott and Vicky L. Scott, parcel, City of Ronceverte Janet M. Lemons to Michael D. Showell and Tammy L. Showell, pameel, Irish Comer Dist. C. Kevin Landry and G. Barrie Landry to Seyfeddin Roustamov and Mla- dna Kotova, trustees of the RK 2003 Family Trust, two lots, Whlite Sulphur Dist. John H. PIott and Barbara P. PIott to The Greenbrier Sporting Club Dewel- opment Company LLC, lot surface only, White Sulphur Dist. The Greenbrier Sporting Club Development Company LLC to John H. Plott and Barbara P. Plott, lot surface only, White SUlphur Dist. Clinton S. Goins to Clinton S. Goins and Brenda R, Goins, .973 ac;re, Meadow Bluff Dist. Raymond J. Waid to Jason Richard Waid, 3.086 acres, Anthony Creek Dist. Cleveland K. Benedict Family Limited Partnership to Thurman A. Wo)rk- man Jr lot, Lewisburg Dist. James G McCutcheon and Melissa L. McCutcheon to Byrda Jean Burrns, 0.425 acre, City of Lewisburg Ken Barnett and Dorothy L. Bamett to The Ken Barnett Revocable Imter Your Local Weather Vivos Trust, tract, City of Ronceverte Eric Devon Crane and Cecelia S. Crane to Peter E. Bostic and Kelly/E. Bostic, two parcels, City of White Sulphur Springs Charles S. Meadows and Betty J. Meadows to Thomas 1". Sanford rand Rhonda C. Sanford, lot surface only, Meadow Bluff Dist. HSBC Mortgage Service Inc. to Quad Country Land and Investment Co 2.04 acres, Fort Spring Dist. Timothy A. Chase, Young L. Chase, Daniel W. Chase, Lisa M. Chaise, Joseph D. Chase and Melissa W. Chase to Marshall A. Kelly zand Kathleen J. Kelly, 92.24 acres, Fort Spring Dist. Ralph E. Woodson to Robert L. Hambrick and Dotty L. Hambdck, 17,:348 SF, Irish Comer Dist. Darrel E. Lewis and Candice L. Lewis to Barry L. Weese, 1.12 a(cre, Williamsburg Dist. Barry L. Weese to Darrel E. Lewis and Candice L. Lewis, 1.541 aqcre Williamsburg Dist. Darrel E. Lewis and Candice L. Lewis to Kenneth E. Steele and D)ella Mac Steele, 1.541 acre Williamsburg Dist. John E. Manspile Jr. and Cheryl Lynn Manspile Sorensen to William P. Martin and Andrea N. Martin 0.304 acre, Meadow Bluff Dist. Donald L. Weikle and Barbara Weikle to Tangala Donette Weikle Mlizia, 0.28 acre, Fort Spring Dist. Alvin Earl Parker and Eleanor R. Parker to Michael W. O'Quinn and Heather L. O'Quinn, two tracts, Fort Spring Dist. 2005 Am( Mountain Messenger Media Suits In Re: The Marriage of: Enrique Chavez Morales and Marita Crabltree Morales Fairlea Chiropractic Clinic, Inc. vs. Richard Remley Delores Swann-Hill vs. City of White Sulphur Springs, a municip ality In Re: The Marriage of: Nicole Fletcher Withrow and Daniel Adam Withrow, Sr. GE Money Bank vs. Carolina Baldwin State Farm MutualAutomobile Insurance Company, as subrogee of Eric Shaver vs. Tracy K. Mayo a/k/a Tracey K. Mayo Clark L. Hanson, individually, and as personal representative and administrator of the Estate of Jade R. Hanson, deceased vs. Heather Houghton and Merck & Co Inc a corporation Amber A. Tharp and Michael Tharp vs. Melissa Redden Summit Community Bank, a corporation vs. Stephanie Wykle Summit Community Bank, a corporation vs. Samantha Hess John W. Foley vs. Vintage Log and Lumber, Inc a West Virg]inia Corporation United Refrigeration, Inc. vs. Judd McMillion d/b/a Perfection Hleat- ing & Cooling Citibank South Dakota, N.A. vs. Kathy M. Braga aka Kathy N. Leese Kenneth J. Sherman vs. Robert G Karnes, Marion P. Karnes, J John Doe, Inc a West Virginia corporation, New Horizons Commluni- ties, LLC, White Rock Mountain Retreat, Charles Ausbum, and Mickey Joy, jointly and severely Christina Lynn Gunnoe vs. David Meriwether, M.D. Citifinancial, Inc. vs. Loretta C. Wood I Dennis R. Brooks and Katherine Brooks vs. E Z Rentals Inc. d/b)/a A Chocolate continued frorm 1A with the City Attorney and re- view its implications within the new rezoning package that is currently underwav. They fi- nally concluded that they will keep this request on hold until the allowable uses issue is re- solved. Next before the council came the owners of the Stone House General Store. Approval came for a conditional use permit al- lowing for food delivery and carry-out. Councilman Wade McClure reported the Finance Commit- tee has received a bid for an Actuarial Service Agreement. Approval was then given to Stanley, Hunt, DuPree and Rhine for the contract. A new health insurance car- rier was discussed for the 2008-09 year. The city's pro- gram is partially self-funded with the city paying a stop-loss limit of up to $20,000 pe r em- ployee. The current carrie;r, IOA Rate, which pays abov~ and beyond the city's share, ]had a 16 percent increase in ilts re- newal proposal. Counciil ap- proved a bid from Perico), Inc. in which there was a 9 pcercent increase for a total cost to the city of $467.000. A contract was awarcded to Teed and Associates to audit the fiscal year July 1, 2006, through June 30, 2007. Approval was given fc~r new basketball courts at Doric Miller Park, with the a]mount not to exceed $25,000. Police Chief Tim Stower re- ported his department received a state highway safety pwogram grant for installation olf com- puters in its vehicles. He asked that the city approve sp~ending of $7,200 which would t!hen be reimbursed by the state pro- gram. Magistrate Brenda J. Smith announces her candidacy for re-election to a 5th term as Greenbrier County Magistrate. In addition to having over 15 years of "on the job" training and public service as a magis- trate. Smith has received in- tensive training by the West Virginia Supreme Court, annu- ally earning its "Certificate of Achievement." One of only two magistrates in West Virginia who are also lawyers, Smith operated her law office as a sole practitioner for over 26 yea j . In addition to earning her Doctor of Juris- prudence degree from West Vir- ginia University, Magistrate Smith's educational creden- tials include a diploma from Greenbrier East High School, a Bachelor of Business Admin- istration degree and a Master of Arts degree from Marshall University, as well as a Master of Science degree from WVU. Prior to opening her own law practice. Smith worked as a law clerk in the office of the United States Attorney, South- ern District of West Virginia. She was appointed in 1983 by the President of the United States to serve the United States Selective Service Sys- tem as an Appeal Board mem- ber. During her tenure as Mag- istrate, Smith has worked ex- tensively with Supreme Court administrators in developing rules and forms governing the transfer of domestic violence jurisdiction to the family court, and In revising the Bench Guide for West Virginia Mat!is- trates. She also participated in training family law masters about the procedural handling of domestic violence cases. In addition to completing many hours of continuing le- gal education in order to main- tain her law license, Magistrate Smith. has received special Brenda J. Smi Supreme Court in the areas of diversity and video- conferencing. Recently Magis- trate Smith received intensive training regarding court secu- rity, and she currently serves on a committee dealing with security for the four Greenbrier County court facilities. With the designation of Greenbrier County Magistrate Court as the first court to par- ticipate in the West Virginia Supreme Court's Unified Judi- cial Application project, Mag- istrate Smith has actively par- ticipated in the development and testing of this new com- puter case management sys- tem. Smith is currently a mem- ber of the West Virginia State Bar, the Greenbrier County Bar Association and the Greenbrier County Democratic Women's Club. She has served as a dea- con and elder in the Old Stone Presbyterian Church. and as a volunteer coach in the pub- lic school system. She also is a member of the Town and Coun- try Women's Bowling League. A lifelong resident of Green- brier County, Magistrate Smith is the daughter of Nadine L, Smith of Lewisburg and the late Edgar L. Smith, who was pros- ecuting attorney for Greenbrier County for 27 years. Public Meetings Greenbrier County Commission will meet Tuesday, Feb. 26, 9 a.m. On the agenda: Regular Business - Approve meeting Minutes - Feb. 12, 2008; E&R Hearings - Settlements of Estates Exonerations/County Splits/Consolidations . Financials Arts & Recreation Transfer - Budget Revisions Line Item Transfer - Pay Bills Public comment on agenda items Old Business - Consider formally adopting State Building Code . New Business ;r - Consider signing resolution to support grant application to WV Court Security Fund - Discuss after hours use of Courthouse for meetings - Consider allocation to Greenbrier Valley Theatre and Carnegie Hall Public comment Greenbrier County 911 Advisory Board will meet on the following dates at the 911 Center located on Rt. 219 North. Arbuckle Lane: a . Feb. 26, 7 p-m. Special meeting to discuss 2007-08 budget * Mar. 4. 7 p.m. Regular meeting to discuss Old Business, New Business and fire/EMS/law enforcement concerns Ronceverte Municipal Building Commission will meet at 5:45 p.m Wednesday, Feb. 27, at Ronceverte City Hall. On the agenda: Bylaws . Transfer of five properties from the City of Ronceverte Clifford Armory Lease Old High School issues and offers Greenbrier County Planning Commission will meet in regular session Wednesday, Feb. 27. 7 p.m. in the main floor courtroom of the Greenbrier County Courthouse. A working session begins at 6 p.m. Both sessions are open to the public. On the agenda: * Action on Minutes of previous meeting Old Business Review of Subdivision Ordinance - Discussion of comprehensive planning process . New Business - Approval of budget recommendation Greenbrier County Convention & Visitors Bureau Board. of Directors will' meet Thursday. Feb. 28. 3:30-5 p.m. in the first floor meeting room at the Greenbrier County Public Library. On the agenda: Approval of Minutes - January 2008 Strategic Plan Reports - Finance & Funding Committee December 2007 Statement - First Impressions Committee New Business - Reports from Executive Director and Staff - New business from the floor City of Ronceverte Cemetery Trustees will meet at 5:30 p.m Wednesday, Feb. 28, at Ronceverte City Hall. On the agenda: Selection of Officers Approval of Minutes Cemetery Trustee Vacancies Cemetery Maintenance Contract Cemetery Fees and Donations Plots and Mausoleums . Trustee Ordinance L & R Trail Construction In an effort to enhance its already existing agreement with the City of Lewisburg and the Lewisburg Police Depart- ment. WVSOM has taken steps to provide additional security coverage for students during the late night/early morning hours. Local law enforcement agents will patrol the WVSOM campus between the hoflrs of 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. seven days per week. Patrols began Jan. 23, 2008. "We want to make sure our. students feel completely safe and secure on our campus at all times," emphasizes Larry Kelley, vice president for fi- nance and facilities. "Although we have not had any incidents of crime on our campus in the last eight years, we still wanted to go ahead and take this ad- ditional step." Margaret McKeon, Ed.D associate dean for student af- fairs, points out that medical students often keep late hours. "The difficult nature of the course work often results in late night study sessions," Dr. McKeon explains. "It's a proac- tive step on the school's part to provide this additional secu- rity." "It gives our students peace of mind," she says. Unlimited Hours, No Contracts! FREE 24/7 Technical Support Instant Messaging - keep your buddy list! 10 e-mail addresses with WebmaU! 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