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12 - Mountain Messenger -- February 25, 2017 - The Weekend Paper For The Greenbrier Valley National FFA Week Feb. 18-25, 2017 PURPOSE TO ACTION a success The Greenbrier East exposure, and a lack of gen- Equipment Repair class had eral maintenance. Students the honor to refresh an In- fixed a loss of compression tematioaal Harvester Cor- due to bad gaskets and worn poration lhp Famous "hit valve seats, and minor dam- and miss" engine built in age to the engine carburetor, 1917. These four-cycle en- and other basic repairs. gines were built to help do Students Tylei" Perry and chores around the house Gary Deem focused on re- or farm such as running a placing gaskets. Walker washing machines, irriga- Hager and Cameran Can- tion pumps, machine shops, non f9cused on repairing the generators, grain elevators, d valve seats. Bran- and many more pieces of d : L0ude ill Elw0od equipment at the turn of i s,/M ::rDixon, Sean the century, before electric- Hardiman, ity had become common in MattWaid afidEthanAsbu rural areas. These engines focused on stripping and re- were produced until the ear- painting the engine's head ly 1950sin the United States and other parts, touching up and yet are still produced in damaged paint, sealing and many nations throughout the repairing the engine's fuel world, tank, carburetor, igniter, and East's project engine was the engine's cart. owned and originally re- Greenbrier East High stored by the late Richard School Agricultural Equip- R. Lee of Cool Ridge West ment Repair class hopes Virginia in 2009. The engine that this engine will survive was recently repaired by stu- for another 100 years and dents for the 100th anniver- provide society many more sary of its production. The chances to view a glimpse engine has survived scrap into our nation's agricultural drives for two world wars, history. ' ~'~'i~!!!~i!~!" ~ii ~ ~' ~i,~i:!~171!~ i /'i, ,~,' Front Row: Jeff Lee, instructor (left), Elwood Coins, Gary Deem, Tyler Perry, Brandon Loudermilk, Matt Hardiman and Matt Waid; Back Row: Seen Hanson (left), Cameron Cannon, Walker Hager, Ethan Asbury and Vice Principle Ben Rouston. Front: Jeff Lee and Annalieee Henderson, FFA Advisor; Kaitlyn Gfimmett (left), Lauren Patterson, Isabelle Fisher, Haley ford, TiersaHelvey, Emily Sims, Kiah Hill, David Weikle Jr., Kristen Ramos, Cordel Blankenship, Jeremy Whit- lock, Derrick Lowe, Trey Lotion, IkeshaMcMillion, Hattie Callison, Brittany Lowe, Katie Franklin and Kileigh Booth By FFA Freshman Kiah life? During fall leadership, joyed was the sticky wall During the confer- Hill we played games and went challenge. Members were ence we were also able to Fall Leadership Confer- to different sessions led by asked to write one of their meet FFA members from ence was Sept. 23 and 24, state FFA officers, which life challenges on a sticky throughout West Virginia 2016. Eighteen members taught us how to focus on note, or one thing that we and make connections and two advisors ,traveled different parts of our life, struggle with and then which will last a lifetime. to Cedar Lakes in Ripley conquering different the place it on a drawing of a One state officer shared for the conference. The challenges life presents, mountain. It was a really that she felt right at home theme for fall leadership We also listened to a guest good experience because when she went to WVU be- was "Conquered." speaker talk about conquer- challenges touch all our cause of the friendships she What they were mean- ing struggles in his life. lives and recognizing them had made during her FFA ing is, how do we conquer One of the activities I en- is half the battle, career. Turkeys Developing Breeding Stock FOr the Global Aviagen Turkeys is the world's leading primary breeding company developing pedigree lines for the global turkey industry. Aviagen Turkeys, Inc., Lewisburg, West Virginia S#.T. 39 Main st., Union 304.772.3034 3268 Jefferson St., N., Lewisburg 304.645.2000 9629 Seneca Trail S., Fairlea 304.645.7575 2010 Ford Fusion FWD, Auto,, Gray, #107 HOMETOWN 123'SENECA~WV 304.645.3133