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~A The Mountain Messenger, Tues.'day,March 6, 1990 urer ol [he Gap Mills Athletic Boost- Sharon Harris i Sharon Harris Seeks Election -~ Sharon H. Harris announces she ~'~s a candidate for re-election in the ~:~ay 8 primary for the Monroe ~'~ounty Board of Education. ~:'" Mrs Harris is married to Garland ~ Harris Jr. postmaster at AIder- ;;~son. They have three children, ~hawn and Larry at home in Gap .~:,t~,4ills and a daughter, Tracy, who is i~imarried to E. Mike Allen and a ~grandson, John Michael. :~'i ; Mrs Harris is a native of Alderson "(Greenbrier County). She is the ,~,:daughter-in-law of G. Hugh and AI- !~iCe Mae (Moten) Harris of Alderson " "and the daughter of the late Homer '=David Hizer and Doris (Weeks) ~Hizer Perry of Alderson. She gradu- ated from Greenbrier East High ~ School and was employed by the U. ~,S. Postal Service prior to moving to ~Monroe County in 1981. Mrs Harris %is now a full time homemaker. % Mrs Harris has served as treas- ers since Jt organized in March 1989. She also has served on the Board of Directors for the Monroe County Community Service Agency for the past 5 1/2 years. During that time she has held the office of sec- retary, president, and is currently vice-president of that agency's board. Mrs Harris is a member of the Mcnroe County Board of Educaticn. during this time she has received training from the West Virginia School Board Association. '1 have attended workshops concernid'g par- liamentary procedure, school fi- nance, curriculum, budgeting, and others. I am enrolled in the West Vir- ginia School Board Effectiveness Program." As a member of the Monroe County Board of Education, Mrs Harris has also worked on various committees during her term. I have been appointed to represent the Monroe County Board of Education on the Committee of 55 dealing with legislative priorities. I have also been appointed to the West Virginia School Board Association's commit- tee on Goals and Evaluation for this year. '1 appreciate all the support I have received during my term as a member of the Monroe County Board of Education. It will be my privilege to continue to serve the citizens of Monroe County when I am re-elected, I will continue to give every issue my fullest attention. I will be fair and just in all of my decisions and I will continue to work hard to see that all the children in Monroe County receive the best education we can possibly give them," Mrs Harris said. :Monroe County; Clinics Slated =! Monroe Health Center an-Clinic March 8 from 8 a.m. to 9:30 =~n0unces cholesterol screenings will a.m., March 14 from 5 p.m. to7p.m. ~be done for those who have never and March 15 from 8 a.m. to 9:30 ,"had'their cholesterol checked, or for p.m. ~ , At Peterstown Clinic the screen- ~, t~o~e who have not had one done in ~.-last year. There will be a $5 ing will be held March 28 from 5 to 7 :'~ ~#~ge for each screening, p.m. Diet counseling will also be ~'~creenings will be held at Union available if the cholesterol level ~,~ ,:- - shows up elevated. mont, WV 26555 or by calling Jess Age and disability can leave an individual in more than just medical distress. Often the elderly are left with the possibility of nursing home care because they are no longer- able to live alone and have no rela- tives with whom they can live. These individuals are able to take care of their basic needs such as personal hygiene but at times get confused and need supervision in taking medications, money management and other life skills. The Department of Health and Human Resources is in need of homes that can provide a loving, caring environment for the aged and disabled in Pocahontas, Greenbrier, and Monroe counties. The principle requirement for be- coming an "Adult Family Care Pro- vider" is an abundance of love and patience. In addition the home must meet certain fire, health, and safety regulations and the provider must be financially independent. Pre- service training is a requirement. If you're interested in opening your home to elderly and disabled individuals, please contact Genevieve Bennett or Allan Clower at 647-7476. Union Man Coast Guard Coast Guard Petty Officer Third Class Kenneth J. Plumley, son of James D. and Mary K. Plumley of Route 6, Union, was promoted to his present rank upon graduating from Machinery Technician School. " During the 16-week course, con- ducted at Coast Guard Reserve Training Center, Yorktown, Virginia, Plumley received instr.uction on the inspection, servicing, and repair of gasoline, turbine, and diesel en- gines. Other studies included blue- print reading, welding techniques, and job-related safety procedures. He joined the Coast Guard in April 1987. i Povulist Party Fairmont resident, Jess W. Mal- i~c~vq, has been elected State Chair- ~im~n of the newly formed Populist ~;~" of West Virginia at a meeting ~of Populists from various parts of the ~state who met on February 18. The ~.!'g~'bup also approved the Party's Ar- ~tita~ of Association, it's Bylaws and ~e~ected a slate of other founding offi- i~ cots. The weekend of June 9 was ~selected as the date for the first ~ state convention. ~ The Others who were elected as ~'first term officers were: Mr Gus Lim- ~pa[~s of Weston State Vice-Chair- ~. n!ah; Mr Ross Phillips of Morgan- ~2town, Treasurer: Rev, Wallace Rile ?4of Buckhannon, Secretary and Mr aSd M~s Cecil Criss, a husband and wife team from Wheeling, were elected to represent the state at na- tional Conventions. "Establishment of the Populist {T~ovement in West Virginia repre- Malcolm at 363-1626. Those inter- ested in having a voice m the formu- lation of state policies may become supporters of the Party for a $10 annual membership fee. The stan- dard political contribution may also be made. The Rainelle Homemakers l~eld their regular monthly meeting at the home of Elma Dolinger Tuesday, February 20. The meeting was called to order by President Janet Johnson who read an article from the Homemakers Manuel entitled "Duties of the Chairman." The devo- tions were given by Peg Burns who had a reading on the subject of "Beat the Clock." May 4 is the Spring Conference at the 4-H Camp. The Rainelle Homemakers are in charge of the devotions. May 16 is the Beckley area meeting at the Brier Inn in Le- s'~nt~s a major brea~through for the wisburg. Dee Caperton will be the ,~.' political process in ~he state," said speaker. The theme for this meeting i~ Chmrman Malcolm during a recentis "Up, Up and Away." The Interna- % ;~=nterwew. The Popul~t Party t ex-tional student will be here in June !~actl~' what West Virginia needs at and the County Inte~ational Com- e, this time of excessive taxes and po- mittee is planning a covered dish ~"~ titical chicanery," he conhnued and, dinner at the Clintonville Community ~L'the Party anticipates steady growth Building. :as we move into the 1990's." There will be a workshop held at "~ The West Virginia Populist move- ~ment joins similar moves in 38 other ;~ statics where ordinary citizens have .~,~jo!ned forces to provide an alterna- i~.t~ve political viewpoint. The Populist i~!Party represents itself as the "Amer- ~ica, E.S~ palqy, We sl~alt seek to ,~restore strict Constitutional govern- ~,~'.me~ to the people of West Virginia :~tand~the naton, sa~d Malcolm. Spe- ~cia[ interest groups espousing politi- cal ideologies not in keeping with ~CConstitutional constraints will be op- :*~posed," he contmued. "We beheve ~,.that the people of West Wrg~ma will ~,~ like our brand ol politics once they ~jl~eceme acquainted with it's basic tenets. We are offering a political al- ternative to the vote buying rhetoric that now controls politics in the state," he said. Several major issues dommate the political views of Populists na- tionally. They seek to reexamine the monetary system, as well as such other critical matters as the taxing ~c~ss and national trade policies. 7~i,y also hold strong views on the the Renick Firehouse March 30 with Richard Zimmerman from West Vir- ginia University speaking on "Polish Your Green Thumb." Thank-you cards were read by the secretary from Heartland of Rainelle, Mary Walker and Janet Johnson. The lessons were dis- cussed for the coming year. The les- son was given by the International Chairman Helen Williams who spoke about Brazil. The official' lan- guage of Brazil is Portuguese and the largest city is Sao Paulo. Brazil is larger than our 48 states and fifth largest country in the world. The ma- jority of Brazil's homeless are chil- dren and 40 per cent of the popula- tion is children under age of 15. The Homemakers International student is from Rio de Janeiro and now at- tends West Virginia University. Her name ~s Ann Andreza de Carveldo Martins. She is 22 years old. Her parents top priority was education. Other schools offered her scholar- ships but she chose WVU to study child development. Brazil has 23 states and five districts. The first in- habitants were Indians, but in 1500 Portuguese fleet commander claimed Brazil for Portugal. Accord- ing to the 1934 census 75 percent of Brazilians can read and write and the female students in the colleges outnumber the males. ~ucational system, law and order ~hd the political integrity of elected ~ officials. West Virginia Populists will offer it's party platform planks on these and other issues following the state convention. The Populist Party welcomes in- quiries concerning it's views of gov- ernment. Inquiries should be di- The next meeting will be March i ted to: The Populist Party of 20 at the home of /lary Waker on Virginia, P, O. Box 1916, Fa=r- Greenbrier Avenue. Greenbrier Center Honors Residential Staff The Second Annual Residential Banquet was held recently at the Greenbrier Center in Lewisburg. The purpose of the banquet was to honor the Residential Staff for their outstanding job performances throughout the past year. Several area restaurants donated dinners that were given as awards to these staff members. The banquet began with a meal that was prepared by the Dietary Staff of the Greenbrier Center. Des- sort was a sheet cake donated by Krogers. The awards followed the luncheon. The following Residential Staff received the dinner awards: Dennis Williams was given the "Rookie of the Year Award." Florence Amos and Ron Tharpe "Most Dependable." Pat McMahan "Congeniality Award." Bill and Betty Adkins "Newlywed Award." Phyllis Nickell "Big Cheese" Award. Sam Lemine "Recreation Trainer of the Year." Sandy McCormick "Above the Call of Duty." Dana Jones "De- pendability Award." Bob Tincher "Best 90 Dayer Award." The following Residential Staff also received awards; Amie Jenkins. Carol McMahan, Anita Sparks, Bob Jones, Barbara Starks, Lyndon Hughart, Missy Ramsay, Roger Har- ris, Mallena Hornet, Elmer Honaker, Joe Hannah. The "Welcome Aboard" awards were given to Marcus Brandon, Nancy Dunn and Jeannie McCaltister. Carnations were presented to the following employees for their sup- portive services provided throughout the past year: Betty Farmer, Judy Vallandingham, Nancy Wallace, Kelly Boswell; and to the Dietary Staff: Audrey Holley, Janice Mc- Carty, Phyllis Adkins, and Betty Hawkins. A special thank you goes to the area businesses for their donations and assistance in making the ban- quet a success; The Brier Inn, The General Lewis Inn, Food & Friends. Pizza Hut, Western Sizzlin, Rudy's Corner Grill, Shamrock Restaurant, Roadrunner Pizza, Kentucky Fried Chicken, and Krogers of Fairlea. WHAT YOU DO IS NEWS TO US ( AND ABOUT 50,000 OTHER FOLKS.) CONTACT THE MOUNTAIN MESSENGER WITH YOUR NEWS 122 North Court Street Lewtsburg, 24901 Lewisburg Plan By Jonathan Wright Representatives from Woolpert and Associate~, a planning firm based in Dayton, Ohio, met March 1 with the Lewisburg City Council and the City Planning Commission to discuss a proposed update of the city's comprehensive development plan. A letter from the firm was pre- sented to members of the two groups and was explained by Woolpert senior planner David Hal- ley of Charleston. "We intend to build on the good work done earlier so we can get to the issues you want addressed," he said. "This will be a very targeted approach, focus- ing on land use, annexation, trans- portation, and infrastructures." Mr Harley said the majority of the work will center on the outlying ar- eas of the city, resulting in "a good hands-on tool to use in working with community development." Originally Woolpert had planned to work jointly with the city and county in formulating development plans for each. The county compre- hensive plan work has been de- layed, however, due to difficulties in securing funding. Nevertheless, Mr Halley said Woolpert will charge the city the agreed-upon amount of $26,700, which is 45 per cent of the originally quoted $61,300 for the county-city joint plan project. Mr Harley said, "We are not pro- posing a brand-new comprehensive plan. This will be a 'lean-and-mean' plan, with no meaningless statistics and no 'fluff.' It will be flexible-- something you wilt be able to work with easily." According to Mayor Phil Gainer, the most recent update in city zon- ing was completed in 1980. The last comprehensive plan was done in 1970 by Roy F. Weston Engineers. Downtown design plans were done in both 1979 and 1984, and a mar- ket analysis was completed for the city in 1987. The city is funding $20,000 of the $27,600 from its 1989-90 and 1990- 91 budgets. Mr Gainer said it is not certain yet whether the city will try to negotiate with Wootpert to eliminate the extra $7,600 from the price or will try to raise that amount through other sources. Mr Gainer also said no decision has been made yet on when Woolp- ert will be given approval to begin the project. 0 Wayne Perkins (left) John Hamrick, Karen Boggs, and Place Hi In Charleston Seven students of Bo's Tae Kwon Do Academy of Lewisburg competed in the 17th Annual United States Open Martial Arts Tourna- ment held February 17 in Charleston at the University of Charleston Gym- nasium. Karen Boggs of Frankford placed second in the women's over 16 be- ginners' division. John Hamrick of Ronceverte placed third in the 13 to 15 beginners' division. Jimmy Hylton, also of Ronceverte, finished second in the men's Green Belt divi- sion after narrowly losing in overtime in the championship fight. Wayne Perkins of Alderson, a Black Belt In- structor at the school, placed third in the mens' Senior Black Belt division. All the trophy winners were contest- ants in the fighting competition. Take out a subscription to the Mountain Messenger In State: $14.00 Out-of-State: 815.00 Students: $10.50 (9 months) $1.00 OFF RATES FOR SENIOR CITIZENS Mountain Messenger 122 N. Court Street Lewisburg, WV 24901 Also competing were kins, White Sulphur Mauzy, Lewisburg; and Jimmy Morgan of eral students also attended~ nament. These include Instructor, Danny I White, Kathy Sponaggle, naker, and Andy Perkins, from the Pocahontas School were Richard McNabb, Kim Wilfon VanReenan, Joe Mike Stuart. This regional tourna cluded competitors from and featured competition forms and breaking. The tou is sponsored by Master Kang, 9th degree BlaCk Charleston. 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It also off work longer, increasing of injuries," Ms S "In January 1989, ministration came in, that there was a 2,000 requests for perform medical of these requests eight to ten months old. the elimination of this mary goal for our first year Mr Spieler said. tn the past, sometimes had to wait months for approval to get necessary Without the not return to work. This only caused the greater suffering but ment of ~any disability benefits while was off work waiting forz lion for treatment. In order to eliminate the Fund created a new transferred nine em "Over the past months ployees have worked hours, including mw work, to clear up the Spieler noted. "Today, rather months to get a Fund, routine requests lion will be acted on days," Ms Spieler said. are handled more lion of the delay many physicians, who quently complained treatment was not patients. Requests for authori~ made necessary when stituted its medical system in late 1987. procedures were provided too often, costs for the Fund and the employers of the premiums supply all operating revenue. therefore required to thorization to perform treatment. Over time, ~ log of these requests "The Fund monitoring these rec that, no new addition, the Fund is view of its medical ment work to see if are now available to save money in its penditures while needed health care is injured workers in an ner," Ms Spieler said. GOOD - GOOD - OUR SALES TODAY.