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2B Mar. 1('2008 Mountain Messenger - The Weekend Paper for the (Greenbrier Valley www.mountainmessenQer.cgrn Cyntbaia A. Peel, teacher at Greenbriier Episcopal School in White Smlphur Springs, says being ant effective teacher is ex- tremely hard work. "I have worked ffor a major corporation and owmed my own business, and I hawe never worked harder than I dlo as a teacher," she notes. "Althcough I believe that higher 10evels of compensation would at:tract more talent to the teaching profession, the true rewards of teaching are intrin- sic, and 'the call to be a teacher is undeniable in those for Lauren Asbury (left), Elizabeth Austin, John Gadomski and Chad Holcomb, members of Greenbrier Track Club competed this sea- son in Indoor Track & Field at Marietta College. Greenbrier Track Club completes in Indoor Track at Marietta College Four Greenbrier Track Club athletes traveled to Marietta, Ohio, to compete in the final indoor meet of the season on Feb. 23. Lauren Asbury, Elizabeth Austin, John Gadomski and Chad Holcomb, track athletes for Greenbrier Track Club, com- peted against over 300 athletes representing nearly 25 high schools and track clubs from throughout Ohio, West Virginia and Kentucky in the final in- door meet of the 2008 season. All four athletes were very com- pet.itive in their respective events finishing in the top 11 in every race they entered. The runners and their place of finish are as follows: Lauren Asbury, 55m High Hurdles, 8th place, 9.80 sec- onds; 55m Dash, 6th place, 7.94 seconds Elizabeth Austin, 1600m run. llth place, 6:47.10 sec- onds John Gadomski, 55m High Hurdles, 2rid place, 8.17 sec- 4th place, 56.00 seconds This meet completes the in- door season for 2007-2008 for the Greenbrier Track Club. Outdoor season at Green- brier East High School and Eastern Greenbrier Middle School began Feb. 25 with the first High School Outdoor meet of the season scheduled for Mar. 15 at Capital Invitational at Charleston's Laidley Field. All results from the Marietta College Meet and additional in- formation may be found at: http: //pioneers. marietta, edu / track/archive/2007-08/ hsmeets/index.html. #7 of 15 Dinirng with Diabetes is a school fior people with diabetes and theiir families. Call now to register at 647-7408. This program is free and open to anyone, with diabetes and their family members or caretakers. Classes will in- clude dqemonstrations on how to prepare meals that are healthy and use less fat, salt, and st gar without cutting taste. There will be an oppor- tunity to taste a variety of main dishes, side dishes, and des- serts. Dining with Diabetes is a research project that teaches individuals with diabetes and their families about better "By the influence of the quickening, reviving, life-giving properties of nature's great medicinal resources, the functions of the body are strengthened, the intellect awakened, the imagination quickened, the spirits enlivened. The mind is (then) prepared to appreciate the beauties of God's Word." rvlH 231 We'll Share More Thoughts Next Week Provided To You By: onds; 55m Dash, 1 lth place, Better Living Centers and Thrift Stores of RIonceverte & Caldwell whom teaching is the right path," Peel says. Peel received one of those intrinsic rewards Feb. 27. She became one of only 12 teach- ers statewide to earn a 2008 Arch Coal Teacher Achieve- ment Award. Steven F. Leer, Arch Coal chairman and chief executive officer, made the an- nouncement during a presen- tation ceremony at the state capitol. He was accompanied by West Virginia Governor Joe Manchin, West Virginia Super- intendent of Schools Dr. Steve Paine and West Virginia Edu- cation Association (WVEA) President Charles Delauder. "Cynthia Peel didn't follow a traditional career path to the teaching profession," says Leer. "Instead, she first chose to en- ter the corporate world. We're very grateful that Cynthia eventually answered the call to teach a love of learning to our children." Peel teaches fifth and sixth- grade students at Greenbrier Episcopal School, White Sul- phur Springs. "I believe the single most important thing I do for my students is to know asses them, accept them and appre- ciate them for who they are and what they each bring to the classroom," she notes. "With my acceptance, they better understand them- selves," says Peel. "Acquiring a fuller appreciation for their own gifts gives them the confidence and motivation they need to strive to reach their levels of personal best. My hope is that after their time with me they will continue to value them= selves and the power and im- portance of learning, so that they will be lifelong learners." ways to prepare food that may improve their diabetes man- agement. If you have diabetes, we will take your blood pres- sure and have you do a finger stick to test your Alc. The tests are free of charge and the re- suits will be given to you. You will also be asked to complete a questionnaire. Your partici- pation in these activities is vol- untary. Classes will be held at Well- spring in Rupert on Mar. 6, 13, 20, and 27, from 6-8 p.m. Programs and activities of- fered by the West Virginia Uni- versity Extension Service are available to all persons with- out regard to race, color, sex, disability, religion, age, veteran orientation, national origin, status, political beliefs, sexual and marital or family status. NARVRE (National Associa- tion of Retired and Veteran Railway Employees) Unit # 114 Rainelle held their Feb. 20 meeting at 10 a.m. at the Rainelle Public Library. We had a very good turnout even with the snowy weather. We welcomed a guest, Audrey Simms of Rainelle, and hope she will come back. The COLA (cost of living ad- justment) for widows was one of the topics. The "stimulus 1 package', that Congress finally passed was discussed. Our next meeting will be held on Mar. 19 at 10 a.m. at the Rainelle Public Library. We invite any railroaders, retired employees, their spouses and/ or widows or widowers to join our group. For more information, go to website www.narvre.com or you can call 438-8071 or 438- 6350. In AFpreciation We deeply appreciate the kindness and generosity shown during our time of loss and genuinely want to e ress oui sincere than ulness to all family, friends and ne fibors who broWht food to the house, sent flowers, cards, [(eepsal{es and memorial fund wntributions, made phone calls and helped in any way. We especially want to thank McCraw Funeral Home, Reverend Ron Miller, Herb McComsey BOOKKEEPING & TAX SERVICE Area 5 .e $40 For Federal & State Short Forms Arbuckle Lane, Lewisburg, WV 645-6037 Office Hours: 10 am - 6 pm General Ledger Payroll Accounts Receivable Accounts Payable Tax Preparation W2 Preparation Financial Management Ace Accounting 1008 S. Monroe Ave. Covington, VA (540) 962-9555 H&R Block has trained tax professionals ~who can prepare even the most complex returns and find you e,very deduction that you're entitled to. There are H&R Block tax professionals available year-round to prepare your return today. 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