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2A Mar. 1, 20.08 Mountain Messenger - The Weekend Paper for the Greenbrier Valley Marlene S. Scott to Gilda Mac Felts and Darrell Wayne Felts, 1.196 acre, Meadow Bluff Dist. Madene S. Scott to Heather A. Felts, 4 acres, Meadow Bluff Dist. Southeastern Appalachian Rural Alliance Inc. to Justin Boothe, 0.952 acre, Lewisburg Dist. IRobert Allen Echols to Charles Jackson Burns, lot, Irish Corner Dist. Andrew Lee Workman to Douglas L. Lewis and Kimberly M. Lewis, 7.544 acres, Falling Springs Dist. Greenbrier Pines Corporation to Drew Kagan and Bridget Kagan, lot, City of Lewisburg tvah R. Estep Sr. and Emily Estep toAndrew Lassak, 0.36 acre, Frankford Dist. Louis Robert Redden to Vicky L. Redden Scott, undivided interest in 10,000 SF, Meadow Bluff Dist. Malinda C. Smith to Jack E. Brasure and Judy P. Brasure, parcel, Meadow - Bluff Dist. Sheila Ann Harris formerly known as Sheila Ann AIderson to Gregory A. Hale and Lisa C. Hale, three parcels, Meadow Bluff Dist. :Margaret v. Hofer to Linda Juanita Stockham, lot, City of Lewisburg Lydia Alderson Preston Hicks and Elizabeth Montgomery Preston to David L. Nalker and Alice S. Nalker, two lots, City of Lewisburg Luetta Virginia Brant and Charles E. Jameson to Melinda Kay Honaker, Lisa Rebecca Jameson and Mary Ann Lenherr, two tracts, White ii Sulphur Dist. Thomas Rick Hughes and Paula B. Hughes to WV Hunter LLC, lot, Irish Comer Dist. 'Deanna Ann Lively O'Dell to Kenneth C. Hunter Jr lot, Town of Rainelle J. Michael Anderson substitute trustee to Summit Community Bank, , two tracts, Meadow Bluff Dist. Warren M. Hunter to Earthmark WV Mitigation LLC, 21.35 acres, Meadow , Bluff Dist. ITalia Michelle Mamone to Talia Michelle Mamone and Justin K. Morris, 0.6 acre, City of Lewisburg Donna L. Dean to Greycroft Farm LLC, 439 AC & 114 poles, Blue Sul- ph ~r Dist. Keith B. Bennett and Shad L. Bennett to Renee N. Bennett, two lots, l City of Ronceverte Darrin Hoke to Kenneth L. Swiger and Carol C. Swiger, lot, City of White .Sulphur Springs Shannon Westerman and Elizabeth M. Westerman (formerly Elizabeth M. Garten) to James Chatfield and Swan Chatfield, three tracks, Frankford Dist. Daisy Morrison by Mary Faye Tuckwiller her attorney-at-law, Mary Faye : Tuckwiller, Weldon Lee Morrison, Elizabeth Morrison and Olive Marie ,: Bright to Earl S. Tuckwiller Jr. and Pamela M. Tuckwiller, 0.94 acre, Williamsburg Dist. Bruce B. Brenneman and Donna J. Brennaman to Lonnie Puleo and ' Melissa Puleo, three tracts, Meadow Bluff Dist. Bettie J. Bryant widow of Robert J. Bryant, Raymond A. Bryant, Ruby B. Bajnor, Romie B. Kellerman, Rolena B. McClain, Roy M. Bryant and ' Rachel J. Bryant to Tod A. Bryant, John D. Bryant and Aden L. Bryant, two tracts, Blue Sulphur Dist. William Lowe to Toby J. Lowe and Janice B. Lowe, 4.12 acres, Meadow Bluff Dist. Lewis H. Windon and Rita F. Windon to Lowell Thomas Jr. and Darla J. Thomas, seven lots, Town of Rupert Larry Allen Hypes and Suellen Andra Hypes to William O. Valdez and Your Local We;]ther 2005 Am, Ranell Valdez, 76 acres, Meadow Bluff Dist. Elsie E. Foley to W.C. Shafer and Mina Shafer, two lots, Town of Rupert GURU MA Inc. to Michael L. Adkins, 3.06 acres, White Sulphur Dist. Marriage Licenses Joshua Mark Simms, Clintonville and Kimberly Lynn Moose, Clintonville Weldon Carvel Gill, Rupert and Shed Rene Hoke, Sinks Grove Adam Scott Pugh, Layland and Jameie Lee Winnings, Rainelle Clinton Jack Taylor, Piano, TX and Tonya Ray Keen, Lewisburg Thomas Kelly Redden, Charmco and Amy Rachelle McClung, Alderson ,Made Anthony Haynes, Rainelle and Sherry Louise Elliott, Rainelle Richard Alan Campbell Jr Rainelle and Sabrina Lynn Sprague, Rainelle Cecil Dwight Sparks, Rainelle and Rhonda Helen Harmon, RaineUe Jordan Ross McNeely, White Sulphur Springs and Miranda Sue Thomas, White Sulphur Springs Michael Ross Massie, Abingdon, WA and Tamara Michelle Bostic, " LewisbUrg Suits in Re: The Marriage of: Rebecca Jo Gadd and Melvin Leon Gadd qn Re: The Marriage of: William P. Blake and Jane S. Blake ,In Re: The Marriage of: Priscilla Maria Martin and Stuart Grant Martin ~!n Re: The Marriage of: Leona Erskine Hudson and Michael Andrew Hudson H~ In Re: The Marriage of: Ashley E. Scheiderer and Daric Luke Scheiderer In Re: The Marriage of: Holly R. Davis and Kevin W. Davis In Re: The Marriage of: Mary Christian Russell and Will Thomas Russell Public Service Announcement Western Greenbrier Co-Gen- eration, LLC (WGC) will spon- sor a special public meeting at Greenbrier West High School in Charmco on Tuesday, Mar. 4, from 6:30 to 8:30 p,m. to present a progress report on the planned power plant and ce- ment factory in Rainelle. Any and all questions will be an- swered. WGC expects to begin con- I[struction in May 2008. This iproject is critically important :to economic growth in west- ern Greenbrier County and the entire multi-county sur- rounding region. The "green" 't/ttributes of our project are very important in protecting '6ur ground water, enhancing 'West Virginia's energy inde- pendence, and in addressing 'ihe global warming CO2 '~hreat. Please Plan to at- tend--your participation will make a differencel For those who cannot at- :tend on Mar. 4, a second meeting will be held at "Greenbrier West High School at 6:30 p.m. on Ttmrsday, :'Mar. 13. Wayne D. Brown Co-Manager & CTO ,I " ,Y Con its In February, the Greenbrier County Sheriffs Department issued Concealed Weapon Per- mits to the following people: Shawn Mayo, Ronceverte; James Banton, Lewisburg; Valerie Hylton, Ronceverte; Marilyn ttylton, Lewisburg; Jo- seph Hogan, White Sulphur Springs; Justin Graham, White Sulphur Springs; George Kincaid, Jr Quinwood; Ezra Lilly, Ronceverte; Carl Wade, White Sulphur Springs; David tIonaker, White Sulphur Springs; James Skaggs, Jr Leslie; Claude Williams, Lewis- burg; James Williams, Ronce- verte; Brian Dixon, Renick; Bruce McCallister, White Sul- phur Springs; Daniel Frost, Lewisburg; Robert Miller, White Sulphur Springs; Darlene Heaster, Rupert; Lindla Berchtold, Meadow Bridge; Charles Stanley, Jr Rupert; Burton Ripley, Rainelle; Clifford Martin, Rainelle; Charles Brown, Rupert; Hope Brown, Rupert; Nancy Cunningham, Rupert. r many Claim relief on newly revised IRS form Homeowmers whose mort- gage debt wins partly or entirely forgiven duwing 2007 may be able to clailm special tax relief by filling (out newly-revised Form 982 and attaching it to their 2007 federal income tax return. Normally/, debt forgiveness results in tmxable ~ncome. How- ever, under the Mortgage For- giveness De~bt Relief Act of 2007 enacted on Dec. 20, taxpayers may exclude debt forgiven on their princfipal residence if the balance of their loan was less than $2 milllion. The limit is $1 million for aa married person fil- ing a sepatrate return. Details are on Folrm 982 and its in- structions, both available on IRS.gov. The latee-December enact- ment meatus reporting proce- dures for tlhls law change were 'not incor, porated into tax- preparattom software or IRS forms. For that reason, people using tax software should check witlh thelr provider for updates tthat Include the re- vised Fornn 982. Similarly, the IRS is now updating its systems and expects to begin accepting electronically-filed returns that include Form 982 by Mar. 3. The paper Form 982 is now be- ing accepted, but the IRS re- minds affected taxpayers to consider filing electronically, which gre atly reduces errors and speeds refunds. The newt law applies to debt forgiven inL 2007, 2008 or 2009. Debt redumed through mortgage restructurting, as well as mort- gage debt fforgiven in connection with a for(eclosure, may qualify for this relief. In most cases, eli- gible homeowners only need to fill out a few lines on Form 982 {specifically, lines le, 2 and 10b). The debt must have been used to buy, build or substan- tially improve the taxpayer's principal resider~ce and must have been secure~by that resi- dence. Debt used to refinance qualifying debt is also eligible for the exclusion, but only up to the amount of the old mort- gage principal, just before the refinancing. Debt forgiven on second homes, rental property, busi- ness property, credit cards or car loans does not qualify for the new tax-relief provision. In some cases, however, other kinds of tax relief, based on in- solvency, for example, may be available. See Form 982 for de- tails. Borrowers whose debt is re- duced or eliminated receive a year-end statement (Form 1099-C) from their lender. For debt cancelled in 2007, the lender was required to provide this form to the borrower by Jam 31, 2008. By law, this form must show the amount of debt forgiven and the fair mar- ket value of any property given up through foreclosure. The IRS urges borrowers to check the Form 1099-C care- fully. Notify the lender imme- diately ff any of the information shown is incorrect. Borrowers should pay particular attention to the amount of debt forgiven (Box 2) and the value listed for their home (Box 7). Buildin!g Code informational meeting planned A meetiing has been sched- uled to imtroduce and discuss the new b~uilding code regula- tions. The.- informational meet- ing/dinnter will be held on Tuesday, i Mar. 4, at 6'p.m. at the Brier Inn. Some o3f the local construc- tion-relatted businesses have offered to i host the event, which is designeed primarily for local contractors, but other inter- ested parties are welcome to attend. The new building in- spector will talk about the regulations and specific con- structions requirements, en- tertain questions, and offer written materials to help con- tractors transition into the new process. Public Meetings Roncewerte City Council will mmet Monday, Mar. 3, 7 p.m. at Ronceverte City Hall in regular ,session. On the agenda: Approval of Minutes Citi~zens' Comments Waker system improvements and upgrade project 2nd[ Reading - City Hunting Ordinance Cityr Swimming Pool rates MT~ 2008-2009 Funding 2ndl Reading - Water Rate Increase Ordinance Varfious committee appointments Ist Reading- Burn Permit Ordinance Oldl fire house lease agreement Adrministrator Comments Council Members' Comments Regiovt I Local Elected Officials Board will nneet Wednesday, Mar. 5, I p.m. at the Raleigh Count/ WORKF'ORCE West Virginia Career Center, Beckley. City off Lewisburg Parks Commission will meet Wednesday, Mar. 5, 7 p.m. in'the Paul R. Cooley Council[ Chamber located in Lewisburg City Hall, 119 W. Wash- ington ,'Street, Lewisburg. On the agenda: Dis~cussion of Recreational Director position CoImmunication from Mark Carver - Holllowell Park mini shelters - Holllowell bleachers - Do~g Park - Holllowell and Doric Miller playground equipment - Sk~ate Park electrical wiring/lights - Do)rie Miller basketball court resurfacing - Do)rie Miller scoreboard replacement - Wmlking Track replacement signs - Bilke racks Ap)proval of Minutes - Feb. 13, 2008 Co)mmunications from members Greembrier Valley Conservation District Board of Supervisors will hold a special meeting Thursday, Mar. 6, 2 p.m. at the USDA Service Center, 179 Northridge Drive, Lewisburg. The public is welcome to attend. On the Agenda: Cconservation Credit Assurance Program donation requests from various organizations retpresentative to Greenbrier Co. Farmland Protection Board offfice space U'SDA computer network for district employees wrv Envirothon w;atershed projects such as Howard Creek, Marlin Run and Riupert EWP committee reports and other routine business Alderson Municipal Planning Commission will[ meet at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Mar. 6, in City Hall. The Plannling Commission will review a proposed amendment to the Landscape and Fence ordinance, as discussed at the Feb. 4 meeting of the Alderson Town Council, regarding special per- mits tfor electrical fencing used to deflect deer from browsing on lamdscape plantings. The use of any electrical fencing is curremtly prohibited on properties within town limits. Entr epreneurship Alliance, Inc. willl meet Tuesday, Mar. 11, 3 p.m. at The Kirkwood Winery, 1350 Phillips Run Road, Summersville. For more information, pleas~e contact Deana Keener at (304) 929-2031. www.mountainmessenqer.co Do the plunge and don't be skeered [ ' The Greenbrier Valley Polar ter. Bear Plunge Club will have its annual yearly meeting at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Mar. 8 at the Blue Bend Recreational Area in the Monongahela National Forest. New members are welcome to join the fun in our fifth an- nual polar bear plunge, but participants must be 18 years of age and are reminded that inclusion into the club requires complete submersion into An- thony Creek from head to toe. Those participating in the plunge will receive one serving of deer meat on a stick and Neapolitan ice cream. A roar; ing fire will also be on hand at the shelter. Plungers are asked to park in the Blue Bend Rec- reational Area parking lot and follow the path to the footbridge and meet at the beach area opposite of Anthony Road. Spectators are also welcome to come watch the fun and cheer on their favorite plunger. This year, the GVPBPC is raising funds for the Child and Youth Advocacy Center in Lewisburg, a nonprofit organi- zation that helps abused chil- dren. You can help by sponsor- ing a plunger. Sponsorship lev- els dre: Gold - $100, Silver - $25, and Bronze $15. Checks can be made payable directly to Child and Youth Advocacy Cen- "I welcome everyone to join me at this year's polar bear plunge," Christian Giggenbach, the club's founder and presi- dent said. "Help us raise funds for this worthwhile organization and have some fun in the pro- cess." From White Sulphur Springs, Blue Bend is located eight miles north on Rt. 92, then turn left on Anthony Road and go four miles to the recreation area. For more information on the plunge or how to sponsor a plunger, call Christian at (304) 661-6669 or e-mail: cgiggenbach@mac.com. Unlimited Hours No Contracts! FREE 24/7 Technical Support Instant Messaging - keep your buddy list! 10 e-mail addresses with Webmail! Custom Start Page - news, weather & more! ~xP~'f c~" . su,4up to 6Xfoster! just s3 more Sign Up Online! www.LocalNet.com Call Today & Save! u oINer 645-1249 3/2: 55/34 Mainly sunny. Highs in the mid 50s and lows in the mid 30s. :3/3 61/44 A few clouds. Highs in the low 60s and lows in the mid 40s. I 57/31 Rain. Highs in the upper 50s and lows in the low 30s. 46/33 Showers. Highs in the mid 40s and lows in the low 30s. 39/28 Considerable cloudiness. Highs in the upper 30s and lows in the upper 20s. 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