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war,, c!gsed that day. faced with staffing con- inadequate to ensure proper SUpervision, sent pupils early in the day. Those Alderson Junior High, )n Elementary/Junior High, East High, Greenbrier High, Ronceverte Elemen- Elementary/Junior High, Elementary/Junior High. | teachers spent most of the Greenbrier County's schools in Charmco and March 8 the number of closed ;rose from six to ten. Those open were Alderson Ele- Alderson Junior High, Le- Elementary, Lewisburg Rainelle Elementary/ Renick Junior High, Springs Junior High, Elementary/Junior continued their pick- to schools which open. Most pickets in the end of the county concen- efforts on Rainelle Ele- High School, the School in that area. saw only six Greenbrier t SChools open including Le- Elementar;, Lewisburg Renick Junior High, Springs Junior High, Springs Elementary, nsburg Elementary/Junior I teachers picketed until that morning and then to Charleston for a state- 'at the Capitol. president and Greenbrier I Arbuckle said, Caperton has given us no We are not willing to go Work and see things go on are. We have to see some a Rainelle insur- who quit teach- was GCEA's president 1986-87 school year and in monitoring is- education. "The qual- offered in West Vir- good as it ever was," I'm not sure it will con- a rWay, as of our many e leaving the state. A lot buildings are anti- state has to make a to education." e Junior High Don Smith, presi- from 1981 to 1986, ~rnor Caperton made us a five-per-cent salary in- aCcepted it, and then he Offer. I think teachers the importance of not reality of any offered bill until it's signed, delivered." Lily called meeting of the Board of Educa- at noon March 9 at the in Lewisburg. The termed an "executive deal with personnel mat- reporters were not admit- received legal advice as to ,aVailable to the School it Steve Bald- decision was made as rite plans to deal with the to see a resolution weekend between e Legislature and the County employs 440 has an enrollment of nts. According to Mr teachers reported for Sday, 120 Thursday, Three thousand Students were pres- ay, 1,400 Thursday, employs a total and has an enroll- Students. According Alvin Proffit, 27 4anaging Agent & INFORMATION TON ST., SUITE 18 , W.VA. J Continued from pg. 1-A m~cnu,s repoqea for work Th,.rvaay (12 were at Gap Mills), and the same number Friday. Other teach- ers reported to their respective schools for work days. "The very same teachers who were at the Gap Mills school were there Friday," Mr Proffit added. One hundred sixty students were present at Gap Mills Thursday, and none Friday. "We had been assured Friday that pickets would not block the buses, Mr Proffit said. "We decided for safety reasons not to transport students to the school Friday. It was raining, and we were concerned about the congestion caused by the people and vehicles in the area." Reactions... Continued from pg. 1-A over how the lost school days will be made up. He believes the teachers are striking "because they were promised a pay raise and it was re- voked. Even if it was in effect it would amount to almost nothing." None of these students attended classes Friday, March 9. The Green- brier East students were asked to sign in and then were dismissed. There were picketers at Greenbrier East and West. Jennifer Osborne, a freshman at Rainelle Junior High, did attend school Wednesday March 7. She said most of her regular teachers were at the school and it was "busi- ness as usual". Jennifer saw no picketers at her school. She sup- ports the striking teachers and feels they have a right to strike. "They want more money." Chris Ratliff, a seventh grader at Lewisburg Junior High, said, 1 think it [the teacher's strike] is good in some ways." According to Chris they are striking to "get a raise." He thinks the situation should have a bearing on whether teachers are al- lowed to strike. He attended school March 7 but did not have his usual Schedule of classes. A sixth grader at Crichton Ele mentary, Krystal Martin, said, "1 think they should have done it a long time ago." Krystal understands teachers are striking because of promises the Governor Caperton has made and has not kept, She, too, supports the teachers right to strike. All the students interviewed knew other students who did not attend school March 7 for strike-related reasons. Some students refused to comment because of the instability of the situation. Others students knew some teachers were striking and that some were not. They gave this as a reason not to comment. Camp Dawson Business Seminar A small business opportunity seminar will be conducted at Camp Dawson Tuesday March 20. The business seminar will acquaint small business operators and owners with ways in which to contract supplies, services and construction opportuni- ties with the U. S. Government and the West Virginia Army National Guard. Representatives from the West Virginia Army National Guard, Small Business Administration and West Virginia State Purchasing Depart- ment will introduce procedures for obtaining state and federal con- tracts. The day-long seminar will begin at 9:30 a.m. in building 215 at Camp Dawson, located off of State Route 7 near Kingwood. The morning session will consist of four presentations and the after- noon session will offer informal breakout groups for questions and answers. All interested persons are invited to attend. Contact Chief Warrant Of- ficer Wilbert Bolyard at 329-3350 at Camp Dawson for additional infor- mation. The Small Business Develop- ment Center Division of The Office of Community and Industrial Devel- opment will furnish guidance for per- sons considering going into a small business or who are encountering problems in an existing business or might be interested in information on how to sell to the West Virginia state government Tuesday, March 20, at the West Virginia Job Service Office, 299 East Edgar Avenue, Roncev- erie. , - Individual client conferences will be conducted from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For appointments or additional in- formation, contact the Job Service Office at 647-7415. Monroe Health Center choles- terol screenings will be from 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. March 15 at the Union Clinic. The Mountain Messenger in- correctly listed the time in last week's edition. IIIIII I I I WHAT YOU DO IS NEWS TO US (AND ABOUT 50,000 OTHER FOLKS) CONTACT THE MOUNTAIN MESSENGER WITH YOUR NEWS 122 NORTH COURT St. LEWISBURG, 24901 647-5724 STEPHANIE "SAM" FIXTER Certified Massage Therapist Specializing In Relaxation Pain Relief Stress Management By appointment At the office of Dr. William Lemley 2031/2 E. Washiongton St., Lewisburg 645-1174 Affordable care in a professional, sensitive environment ee Are you uncertain? Ask a tax legislations makes it important than ever to seek professional tax help. Someone who can take a personal approach to your rctun Someone like an Erurollcd Agent. Qualified professionaJs recognized by the Treasury and lRS at every administrative level. CALL YOUR LOCAL AGENT PARKER'S TAX B.B. Parker - Wayne VanStavern 645-3848 123 E. Washington St., Lewisburg, WV (Monday-Friday 9-5 EST) National Association of Enrolled Agents gockviile, Maryland Do they want more money? Have your notice checked free by H&R Block in case there is an error. Don't pay any more tax than you should. BLOK" THE INCOME TAX PEOPLE 102 Goheen Street P.O. Box 240, Main Street Falrlea, WV 24902 Union, WV 24983 645-6199 772-3237 Mort -Fri 9-9, Sat 9-5 Mon -Fri. 9-5. Sat. 9-12 THESE LOCATIONS UNDER NEW OWNERSHIP 1007 Main Street 212 Temple Street 90 Willow Street Rainelle, WV 25962 Htnton, WV 25951 (New Locatton) White Sulphur Springs, WV 24986 438,6182 466-I 511 536-3159 Mon -Fri. 9-6, Sat 9-5 Mon.-Fri 9-6, Sat. 9-5 Mon.-Frl 9-6, Sat. 9-5 T ! The Mountain Messenger, Tuesday, March 13, 1990 3A e A class leading to a novice Ama- teur Radio license w;il be held Tues- day evenings a! the Westvaco Of- rice, Rupert, beginning March 22 at 7p.m. No previous experience of any kind is needed. Persons who suc- cessfully complete the 12-week course will earn the Novice license, allowing tb~m to communicate with other han s ~n r:.~ ;~,gn:),~rhood or around the wor:o. The only ct-,arge is for the text book and two 90-minute cassette tapes to teach the Morse code. For further information, contact, after 6 p.m., Dave Bleil at 392-6688; Mark Smith, 392-5412 or Harry Sargent at 392-5999. Classes in "Basic" obedience and "Off Lead Work" for dogs will begin Friday march 16 at 6 p.m. until 7 p.m. on the parking lot next to the Greenbrier Veterinary Clinic, 219 North. These classes will continue six to eight weeks, depending on the weather. The Basic class will train you and your dog in the commands "heel, sit, stand, down, stay and come." The Off Lead class will prepare you ;'nd your dog to respond to the sam' commands while your pet is off his lead. The classes are open to handlers 18 years of age and older and their dogs from 12 weeks to 12 years of age. Dogs must be up to date on all their shots including Parvo. Please call Anne Staunton at 645-3622 to reserve a place in class. There will be a limit of 20 dogs and handlers. II~~J John D. Longanacre Owner Longanacre Funeral Home YOUR QUESTIONS WILL BE ANSWERED HERE This is to introduce a series of answers-to-questions we've been getting lately. We'll be discussing various aspects of death-and - bereavement...coping with the loss of loved ones...how you ex- plain death to a child,., behavior towards the bereaved and what might you say...the setting up of one's life anew...the importance of pre-planning one's own funeral ar- rangements. Our goal always is to handle these preciously personal matters in your best interests. To serve you better, we've studied the lat- est in pertinent philosophical and psychological materials. We have discussed these problems with the clergy, the lawyers and doc- tors to prepare ourselves for the best and most fitting answers for you. If your reading these columns will ever help you through a trying time, this will have all been worth it. We invite your questions. We'll answer them in private or publicly through this column. LONGANACRE FUNERAL HOME Fort Springs, WV 647-4025 The Eleventh Annual Choir Festi- val, sponsored by the American As- sociation of University Women (AAUW), will be held at the Fairlea Baptist Church, Sunday March 18 at 3p.m. Ten choirs from area churches and the Sweet Adeline women's barbershop harmony group will par- ticipate this year, according to Frances Martin, President of the AAUW and Dottle McLaughlin, vice president in charge of programs. There is no admission charge for the festival. However, a collection is taken up and "the proceeds are used to provide a scholarship for a deserving young woman at Green- brier Community College," according to Mrs Martin. This year's scholar- ship was awarded Patricia Lloyd who is working toward a degree in elementary education. Ms Lloyd is the seventh recipient of the AAUW scholarship. Mrs McLaughlin said "Betty Ewart was president of the AAUW in 1980 and came up with the idea of having a choir festival to raise funds. We usually collect about $500 each year." Participants this year include Saint Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, White Sulphur Springs; First Baptist Church, Fairlea; Old Stone Presbyterian Church, Lewis- burg; Lewisburg United Methodist Church; Saint James Episcopal, Lewisburg; First Presbyterian: White Sulphur Springs; Trinity United Methodist, Ronceverte; Immanuel Methodist, White Sulphur Springs; Sweet Adelines. The AAUW actively seeks new members. The organization meets the third Monday of every month at Fort Savannah, Lewisburg Member- ship is open to any woman who graduated from an accredited four- year college As West Virginia celebrates the 80th anniversary of the world's first official proclamation of Mother's Day sons and daughters will have the opportunity to nominate their moth- ers for the first-ever West Virginia Mother of the Year Awards, spon- sored by MOM International Asso- ciation. Day banquet in Charleston, and the winning morn will receive a one- week London vacation (courtesy of British Airways and AESU World- wide Tour Operators), among other gifts. Other activities planned are the induc~tion of the winning morn into a On Saturday, May 12, the state-Mother's Hall of Fame at the Capitol wide ceremony will take place at the Complex. Cultural Center in Charleston, the To get involved or for more infor- result of letters of nomination from mation, write MOM International As- children of all ages. Twelve finalists sociation, P. O. Box 1093, Hunting- will be honored at a special Mother's ton 25714. r ..,, ..., if m= ,-- m .,.., ,,-....- -- ,,-. ,-- .,-. -,- Nomination Form Does your morn, or someone else you know I who is living today, deserve to be Mother of the Year? Do you want to share with others all that this special mom gives to her children, her commu- nity, her world? If so, cut out and submit this form, along with your letter of no more than 300 words telling why this person should be West Vir- ginia Mother of the Year. Deadline lor entries is Thursday, April 15, 1990. Mail to P.O. Box I ..... 1093, Huntington, WV 25714. Your Name: Your Address: Your Phone Number: Mother of the Year Nominee: Her address: Her phone number: Her County of residence: Your relationship to nominee: Your age (if under 16):. PLEASE TYPE OR PRINT LEGIBLY Bill Illll atom Illl IIII IIII IIIlll Bill i Iron IIll Illl Bill IIIlllImB "'Your New Connection To Better Lighting" IN 1-800-642-2762 itJclm Working To Mike Your Life A Little Brighter 456 Ragllnd R_,m~_d, Beckley