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!'!i 8A The Mountain Messenger, Tuesday, March 6, 1990 O UtiliCorp United, parent company of West Virginia Power has reported audited financial results for 1989 that showed the company achieved records in consolidated net income, operating income, revenues and pri- mary earnings per common share. tr~ 1989, net income increased 18 per cent to $48.2 million compared to$40.9 million in 1988. Operating income was $86.9 million, up 13 per Cent from 1988 operating income of $77.2 million. Operating revenues were $732 million, up 9 per cent from $673 million in the prior year. Primary earnings per common share were $2.04, versus $1.98 in 1988. For the fourth quarter ended De- cember 31, 1989, UtiliCorp had net income of $13.9 million and reve- nues of $237 million, compared to net income of $10.7 million and revenues of $187 million in 1988 quarter. Primary earnings pe~ com- mon share were $.56, versus $.49 in the prior year period. 4 Too bad that guy didn't see you when he was backing out of the crowded parking lot at the mall. Now your car is in the repair shop and you're stranded. Call U-Save Auto Rental. We'll have you wheeling around town in no time at all in a dependable and economical car. We'll even bet you'll like our car as well as your own! Your Home Town Car Rental Company Williamsburg School students spent the day as pages at the Capitol learning about the legislative process. Delegates Bill Wallace (Cen- ter) and James Rowe (Second from right), met with students Bob McCoy, DouR Brown, Jinny Sizemore and Tasha Judy. School Prin- cipal Garry Moore (second from left) accompanied his students to Charleston. Seneca Trail 4-H Club Regular Meeting Seneca Trail 4-H Club held its monthly meeting January 9, at Frankford Elementary School. Presi-' dent Rachel Rudley called the meet- ing to order; the song and pledge were recited. Minutes of last month's meeting were read by Shaunda Legg and approved by all attending. The treasurer's report was given, and the roll call was done with twenty-four members present. Due to inclement weather, a Christmas Dinner was not held. However, an Easter Dinner is being considered. A report was given on the Officers' Training Class held at Lewisburg Junior High School. Se- neca Trail 4-H Club was well repre- sented. Recycling of aluminum and plastic was held January 11. Shaunda Legg won the steer from the Feeder Calf Ring. A motion was carried to donate money to a fund to show the club's gratitude to Charles Lobban for his excellent work. 4-H booklets were signed by offi- cers for new members who said the pledge and are participating in the "This Is 4-H" Project. Christmas gifts were exchanged since the previ- ously scheduled Christmas Party and meeting had to be cancelled. -IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO SUBMIT MATERIAL FOR PUBLICATION: Az1.1cles submitted to The Mountain Messenger should be type- written or clearly written in order to be considered for publication. Please include your name and a telephone number where you may be reached during business hours. The Mountain Messenger reserves the right to edit any material and regrets articles cannot be returned. Letters to the editor must include a full signature and address. If you would like a photograph returned, please provide a self addressed, stamped envelope. Ma r Messenger Dr Zhang Ke Fu Visits Greenbrier By Amy Ingram Greenbrier College Trainee On March 1 and 2 the student government association of Green- brier Community College hosted Dr Zhang Ke Fu, a Chinese scholar. Dr Ke Fu lectured the students on Chi- nese economics and education. He also made two presentations for the community. One was a lecture on the student movement in China and Chinese customs and habits. The other was an open forum on mutual understanding between Chinese and Americans. Both programs were held at Greenbrier Community Col- lege. The professor is from the Beijing area in China. He taught for more than thirty years in Chinese universi- ties before travelling to America. In China he taught the English lan- guage and Chinese education. His degree is in English with a minor in education. Dr Ke Fu is currently teaching at Morehead (Kentucky) State Univer- sity. At Morehead he teaches Chi- nese language, culture and litera- ture. This is his second trip to the United States. His first trip was in 1985. This trip began in June, 1987. His wife and son are travelling with him. His daughter is a resident in the United States. Dr Ke Fu must return to China in the near future if he can- not get an extension on his visa. His travels have taken him Doctor Ke Fu across the United States and lecture. Stops have at the University of C~li' Berkley, the University Carolina, Ohio State college in Pennsylvania, at the University of Marshall University. taught at Marshall he began his work at State. Doctor Ke Fu said he enjoys the waterways and a cated near Morehead. He is fisherman. He mentioned rural areas in America the cities in China because' availability of modern Dr Ke Fu added he is be invited to the United also pleased Americans still interest in China after the uprisings last May. He pand and promote tween the two countries. Doctor Ke Fu returned head State University day stay in West Virginia. Blue Sulphur Springs Meet. Mrs Virginia Crawford brought the sight and sound, the taste and feel, of Brazil to members of the Blue Sulphur Extension Homemak- ers at their February meeting in the home of Edith Skaggs in Alderson. Many facets of the fifth largest county .in the world fell into place, creating for listeners a fascinating picture of this Portuguese speaking neighbor" to our south as Mrs Crawford described Brazil's climate, cities, rivers, plateaus, rain forests, major products and people. The speaker made the picture of the country more vivid by showing ex- amples of Their jewelry, meat prod- ucts, money, leather goods, and needlework to the club members. She also gave each member a taste of a corn meal cake which she had made from a Br&ziiian people of Brazil are ,~ enthusiastic people who vals and dancing. Knowledge of Brazil is larly interesting to County Homemakers County will be national Exchange Stud dreza Martins, from Brazil mer. Because poverty is one problem of Brazil, wishes to work with children on her va( look forward to summer. Mary Holder, ducted the business tions were given by Pearl who used the Phillips 1st Corinthians as her teen mem~rs were P R0 GRAM The West Virginia Division of For- estry reminds citizens of the statu- tory spring fire season which began March 1 and runs through May 31. No person shall, during any sucl fire season, except between the hours of 4 p.m. and 7 a.m., set on fire or cause to be set on fire any forestland, or any grass, grain, stubble, slash, debris, or other in- flammable materials. Any fire set during this time shall be extin- guished prior to 7 a.m.. Such prohi- bition of fires between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. time shall not prohibit (1) small fires set for the purpose of food preparation, or providing light or warmth around which all grass, brush stubble, or other debris has been removed for a distance of ten feet from the fire, and (2) burning which may be conducted at any time when the ground surrounding the burning site is covered by one inch or more of snow. "Citizens are also reminded of the new burning restrictions passed by the 1989 West Virginia Legisla- ture which in effect changed the al- lowable burning time from 5 p.m. to 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. to'7 a,m. The fol- lowing can be burned if it is done in compliance with the forest fire laws: leaves, grass, weeds, brush stubble, slash, stumps, and other vegetative debris. Burning permits will not be issued to individual home owners, because they can eithel divide the debris Io be burned so that it can be burned completely during the permissible hours br wait until after fire season to burn the debris. Any outdoor burning must have an adequate safety strip not less than 10 feet wide from which all inflammable ma- terial has been removed. Before leaving any fire for any period of time, it must be totally ex- tinguished. The law provides for a penalty of up to $300 for violation of these provisions, ,plus costs and fire suppression the fire escapes beyond strip. The Division of ForestrY minds individuals to avoid during windy, dry keep water and tools on the burning. Division of Forestry advise individuals to selves from bility by learning the forest and air pollution and soil regulations before doin ing. If you have questions ing what is allowable prohibited under the contact your local DivisiOn estry representative. In County, contact George Forest Ranger, at the Service Center at 717 son Street, Lewisburg or 7425. sion, radno, Air Conditionin and/all Ider Rents for CALLTONY (304) -Local and One-Way rates * AT 1 fight i: trucks the ri ht GREENBRIER eq=pmen;-"-- -" Automatic Transmns- FARM CENTER well'maintained" 920 Monroe Avenue Ronceverte, West Virginia 24970 Authorized Dealer- Ryder Truck Ryder Truck Rental-One-Way