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concerned citizens for the direction of tion in Greenbrier County, we do not support any plan which would include building at the junior high level. support the building of one centrally located high school as the most reasonable, fair, and equitable educational plan for Greenbrier County students. "a Bryant G. Bruce Cadle Vlna Cadle Shirley A. Stickler Cadle Joseph E. Wills Joesph E. Wills, Jr. Carrell Cohenour B. Wills Judith Coughlin John H. Wills James Hefner Cadle Llewellyn Cadle Loretta Cadle Sheils Tslbott Cadle W.T. Reynolds Sybil Reynolds Barbara D. Tharp ~e E. McClung Imogene Cruse Sandy Macky Linda Shapira Lytle Elaine B. Withrow Gail Ratliff Charles Helmick John L. Nutter Jim Crane William E. Coleman HUtsenpiller Richard Parks Don W. Gunter Gary Deitz gh Jackal Thomas Jeff Downy Tom Patterson :is Golden James Jones Leonard C. Holliday Dwight Hanson Gilkeson Vernon Bird Anna Fowler Mrs. James Martin Lawson Michael O. Jones Clyde E. Green, Jr. Clarice Ylarego am A. Ward Renal Tasker Tim Nickell Rick George Densil Grimmett Jeff Nickel1 Hubert M. Brooks II Nickell Robert Walkup Janice Walkup Rose M. McClung imberger Bill Thompson Arnold Goine Betty L. Fox Joe Patterson Jerry Pozzis ~ Joy Fitzwatir GOinG Kermit Going Wands Goine Arlie Patterson Berry Lands Berry Jack Jones Sue Taylor Stiffen Suzzette Neal Douglas W. Robinson Connie Belcher Talbott Bill Talbott Kathryn Levilr Sue A. Tiller nia Counts Elva Legg Watha Simmons Judy M. Smailes Spencer Louise W. Merritt Karen Sue Martin Janice Yoakum ROach Bobby Bragg Gail Bragg Ina Clairm DlLong Bragg Tracy Montgomery Paul Shawvlr J.R. Replay HOlland Sandra M. Wills Roger D. Wills Danny Brackenridge L. Shuck Rodney Shuck R.H. Forren Dennis Morris ne Forren David Lytle Charles E. Shawvlr Marllns Spitzer Bhawver Sherry Ammermon Nine K. Smith Robert Forbes B. Smith James D. Creasman Carol M. Creasman Drama Couta R. Copenhavlr Diana Halstead Julia E. Thompson Phillips Ira L. Wood Bob Holliday Beatrice Blitz Loudermilk Jane Bumgarnlr Nancy Sheppard Flora DiMascio Ray Ann Eskins Mary Copenhaver Joan Tinnel a C. Eary Peggy Patterson Brenda D. Gabbert Brant OBDell Pinnell Martins E. Highlander Mary Ruth Snedegar Jean Slfers Vada A. Rodes Kathy Harris Candace Whisman "~ L. Harris Jotina Walker Johnny E. Walker, Jr. Mike Persinger H. Rodes Steve Fitzwater Cledith Gillespie Dale Callieon Gillespie Ray T. Bryint Myra R. Bryant Joyce Oarby W. Parker Grace Parker Charles Rhodes Joey C. Powers Nelle Rhodes Luster Kincaid Teresa Lilly Betty Ratliff Trout Mary Green Clyde Green Hatless Harold Hatless Burl Wills Verna Bowls Richards Carl R. watt Ann watt Nola Gaye Ketch Wilson Edward Wilson Bill Wilson Charly Green Wilson Myrtle Fitzwater Natiana Ratliff Eddie Smith i Firewater Melissa D. Hicks John Robertson Amanda Sargent Robertson Mary F. Quillen James R. McClung Jamel R. Nickell Bobby L. Hutsenpiller Lloyd Hutsenpiller Harvey Agee Hutsenpiller Helen Coughlin David Coughlin Joyce Dean linebrenner Belva Rhodes Paul Rhodes Leanna J. Agee Ernie Hunter Tiff Hylton Jimmy McClung iff Drama Pugh Dwight Backus, Jr. Trena M. Nutter K. Gwinn Julie Masters Mason Hughsrt Rose M. Crow W. Hodge Tommy D Scarles David Riffey Helen Wills Riffey Carolyn Hamrick Jonathan Riffey Whorl en Martin Shawn Hamrick David Treadway Dsbbis Bumgarner ~M. Treadway Norms Patterson Charles Fizer Karln Heinz idkiff Elmer Midkiff Mary A. Fizlr Dale Walton W. Jones Irvan J. Jones Reggie Berry Dixie Wall Berry Linda Hamrick Patricia Hutslnpiller Judy Vandall Tommy Shoemaker, Jr. Louvonne Llgg Greg Franklin lllspie Grace Legg Jess Berry Norman R. Boggles Osborne Norman L. Osborne Myrtle Wooldridge Phyllis Coleman ~. Legg Sharon Withrow Nancy L. Heaster Charles Hedrick John L.~Olborne, ~II ~ ~Wanda L. Hanson ~arrol Gibson H. Going Marsha Going Larry J. Legg Pauline McClure L, Brown Kay Gutshall Charlotte Beverage James Martin L. Wsbb Donna Huffman Martha Youmana Beth S. Cart Slay Jeff Ratliff James M. Umberglr Floyd M. Gum ne E. Estep Helen N. Estep Jim Estlp Tim Knapp James Wolford Louise Cals Greg J. Fox Mike L. Robinson Ann Estep Danny J. Arnett step Brenda Loudermilk Robin Palmer Karen Bragg Sanford Terry S. Sanford Paul D. RaSheS Faye Patterson Patrick McGuire Annette McGuire David Taylor Grimmmtt Jane Sweet Eugenia H. Palmer C.C. Hutsenpiller Meadows G.L. Nutter Bobby Thomas Richard D. Tiller, Jr. James F. Lilly, Jr. Sallie Davis Karen Walkup E. Puffenbarger Jim Alvis Ina Rose Tlarsa Yoakum &ilstock Gloria M. Puffenbarger Wills Sharer Rent Warden Homer Canfield Anne Hoffer Johnie Birchfield Carmella Tincher Pauline Dasher Clyde Swartz )iller Helen Walkup O.W. Walkup Jackle Nutter Edens Lands D. Perkins Willie Perkins Linda Thompson Novella Perkins Jack Carte Glorgeann Blanklnship E. Parker, St. Geneva Parker Andrew M. Tokarz Robert J. Costa H. Tokarz Debbie Hill Joe Holland Marie Holcomb i Martin Tom Burns Charlotte McClung Julian Blitz Flaim Martha McNeil Ramona McClintic Donna Brown Drama Helle me Becky Adkins Roy Osborne Dunbar D.O. Margie Dunbar Kathy Kochenderfer Gard Willis Cindy Vance Albert Jones Cheryl Walkup W. Carnell Pamela Crookshanks Clyde F. Johnson Shirley Gaber ndsey Ira Stover Mary Jones Carolyn Small Edna Brackenrich Rata R. Bostic Myrtle Slsler LaRDy Mace Elsie Crane Richard Bika Macky Christy Rhonda Christy Karen Spencer Cynthia Gill Meadows Virginia Pomsroy Geral E. Pomeroy Lorrie Thomas D. Cooper Patricia G. Cooper Rodney O. Amick Lisa Thompson N. Brown Richard C. Neal Kent King Donald W. Ketch GOlden Paula Blankenship Joey Fitzwatlr Wesley B. Johnson P. Burdette Allen R. Denny Ginger Manspile Paul S. Miller anna ~ Maynard Hanna Sandy Manepils Franklin Groves Manspile Amanda Bryant Irene Brown Bruce B. Brlnneman Stone Haven Stone Carol Hicks Louis P. Miller P- Jackson Cynthia Cart Michael K. Riggs Edward Trout Mary Ellison Mary E. Thompson Glen Walton Wands Sprouss Jean M. Fisher Clifford Trout Freda ewinn Martha Londerel Thomas D. Boone Viers Lorltta Sawyers Juanita J. Thomas Pamela S. Crow allison Margaret Peal Kathy Shaw Charles C. Crow Kim Osborne Kathy Crookshanks James E. Cohenour OOkshanks Jean Keesle Betty Wicklins Robert Hslmick Charles Martin David L. Hall, St. Rues Heinz ;in Kevin Martin Jim Surbaugh Mealie Tincher baugh Delbert R. Smith Helen Smith Stuart Damlron Carl Helmick Murl Helmick Tins M. Davis Chris Sienkiewicz Rick Morgan Ernest Crane, Jr. Eugene Tignor Rocky Tignor Dale L, McGuire Ills Richard D, Persinger Robert Bogglrls Debra Dsitz mSon Becky Johnson Sharon Holliday Gladys Hedrick liday Kathy Hughart Brenda Holliday iday Keitha Harris Gary e. Harris Ruth Hanson Robert F. Winfrey. Jr Holliday Rosa L. Holliday Kermit Holliday Jim Yearego iday Sherry Holliday Shanda Posten Richard P. Neal liday WandaHolliday Kenneth Posten let Mildred Tuckwiller Brenda Tuckwiller Richard L. Bike Galena Knapp right Vondie Cook Jeff Douglas Bryant Connie May Vickie Kellam Helen Hsrvey Betty D. Crookshanks Doug Clemons Paula Dolan Kathryn Holliday Zopp Chester Winsls Bob McCombs ~ombs Tins Beam Barbara Beam Tommy Neal Jeffery Russell April L. Vestal Bey BZenden B. J, Hutsenpilllr Angeles K. Tincher Julia Osborne Donna J. Lopez Verda Lewis Dr. Jerry Pennington Calls Margaret Derby Jim A. Estep ' YOakum Patricia Adkins Okay Spencer Larry Dean itzwater Gurnie Fasick Dennis Gill Novella Trout Helen Smith Jeff Thomas Debbie Walton irchfield Pat DiMascio Jeff Lively Pam Edlns David Hunter Larry F. Nutter Danny L. Lewis =itzer Anice Skaggs Alma W. Lively Charles E. Crow Anthony R. Mollish Harry Sargent li'Bridgenller Judy Callison Barbara J. Nickel l Richard Wills Jonathan Callison John W. Lewis led citizens for the direction of education in Greenbrier County paid for this ad. Bill Wallace Pamela R. watt Kay Hunter Patricia Parker Jerry Martin Robert Tharp Bill Scofield James Hamrick Kirby Blankenship Cindy Lytle Mary Grist Dlbby Ailstock David Hutslnpiller Barbara Sofield Thomas Peal Kara Grist Jerome Rodes Susan Huteenpiller Robert Grist Roy Helmick Jerry Pomeroy Hubert Brooks Karen Patterson Charles Parker Charles Wall Warren Hunter Freda Burns K. P. Keesee Kenneth A. Holliday Marsha Rodes Johnny Burns Phyllis Helmick Judy Pomlroy Richard Grist Bobby Ailstock k~ The Mountain Messenger, Tuesday, February 27, 1990 9A By Jonathan Wright A standing-room-only crowd was on hand at the February 20 Lewis- burg City Council meeting to hear comments from Joe Richards, state director of operations for the Voca Corporation. Mr Richards reacted to recent complaints from neighbors of the Voca-operated group home for the developmentally disabled on Montvue Drive. "We want to be better neighbors," he said. "We're still experiencing growing pains, and we haven't un- packed all our boxes yet, but we're making every attempt to correct any problems we've had." Nearby residents have com- plained about unsupervised clients of the home entering their homes without permission on several occa- sions. The Council passed a resolu- tion last month demanding Voca comply with promises it made before it moved into the area that its resi- Meeting dents would be properly supervised and workers would be qualified. Mr Richards said, "There have been personnel changes at the Montvue home. Some of the staff members who were there a month ago are no longer there." He refused to say whether those changes were the result of firings, resignations, or both. The groups homes on Montvue Drive and Judyville Road each have a staff of around 15 to 18, he said, with some additional contracted consultants. There are now seven clients in each home. The maximum of eight will soon be reached, Mr Richards said. Plans call for the construction of a fence around the home and a larger parking lot. In addition to the staff and physi- cal plant changes, Mr Richards said '1 am watching the placement of ev- ery person at both the Montvue Drive and Judyville Road homes. Thes~ people are not randomly se- WIlY wPzr TAX REFUND YOU CAN USE H&R BLOCKS RAPID REFUND PROGRAM It's a loan against your expected federal income tax rerun& Avagable whether H&R Block prepares your tax return or noL IT'S FAST! BLOCR III I For more details or to see if you qualify call H&R Block now. 102 Goheen Street, Faidea, WV 24902 P.O. Box 240. Main Street, Union, WV 24983 645-6199 772-3237 Mon.-Fri. g-g, Sat. 9-5 Mon.-Fri. 9-5, Sat. 9-12 THESE LOCATIONS UNOER NEW OWNERSHIP 1007 Main Street, Rainelle, WV 25962 212 Temple Street, Hlnton, WV 25951 438-6182 (New Location) 466-1511 Mon.-Pri. 9-6, Sat. 9-5 Mon..Fd. 9-6, Sal. 9-5 90 Willow Street, White Sulphur Springs, WV 24986 536-3159 Mon.-Fri. 9-6, Sat. 9-5 lected." When asked by a resident about an incident in which an employee of the group home made alleged in- sulting remarks about her, Mr Richards apologized for the problem and said 'TII address the sitaution." Other*Montvue Drive residents said it has been difficult to talk with most of the group home employees. Mr Richards replied, "You people have my staff scared to death--they are afraid of saying anthing which might offend you." He invited area residents to call the home and make arrangements to visit the clients and staff. A member of the audience chal- lenged the professional training of the Voca staff members. JeffGo- sien, who lives next to the Montvue Drive home and was a former habili- ration specialist of the facility, said, "1 don't think we were professionally trained--everything was just thrown onto us when they were training us." Mr Gosien said he wat officially fired "for poor job per~o~ ~la~ :'e;'' however, he contended hi, {iri~,g was unjust Mr Richards responded by saying, '1 cannot comment in public on a per- sonnel matter/' At the end of the hour-long dis- cussion at City Hall, Councilman Mike McClung said it was obvious Mr Richards was working to improve the situation at the Montvue Drive group home and asked residents' patience as pro~lems continue to be dealt with. p,..J I I IIIII WHA T YOU DO iS NEWS TO US ( AND ABOUT 50,000 OTHER FOL KS.) CONTACT THE MOUNTAIN MESSENGER WITH YOUR NEWS 647-5724 122 North Court Street Lewisburg, 24901 mlmmm THE SEWING BASKET SALE STARTS: TUESDAY, FEB. 27 thru SUNDAY, MARCH 4 RED OAKS SHOPPING CENTER FAIRLEA i iI ,! ii