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,| "Courageous Voices Echoing in our Lives" is the theme of this year's national Women's History Month, which will be observed with a variety of activities at West Virginia Univer- sity (WVU) now through the end of March. Congressional legislation estab- lished March as national Women's History Month in 1987, although rnost states have recognized the multi-cultural history of women dur- ing week--long celebrations since 1981. These fifth annual activities at WVU are particularly significant this year because of the university's two- yea{ centenary celebration of women in higher education, said WVU Center for Women's Studies Director Judith Stitzel. '1 would like the events during Women's History Month," she com- mented, "to give each of us occa- sion to stop and reflect in gratitude on what individuals or groups have contributed to our counhy, our world md our lives. "1 also would like to reflect on wi~at we each can do to support and strengthen tile women we work and live with." The second annual Women of Color Day luncheon and workshop at tile Erickson Alumni Center launched the month's activities March 1. Five women of different ethnic backgrounds provided cross- cultural perspectives of women's history. "Becoming Language Conscious: new Voices in the Classroom," was the title of a March 12, Fireside Chat sponsored by Women's Studies. The presentation focused on racist and sexist language in the class- room. The Student Advisory Board for the WVU Women's Centenary is sponsoring a lecture series titled "Speaking of Women." These noon- t p.m. lectures are planned for: Thursday, March 15 --"The Cur- rent Status of Career Alternatives in Accounting," Dr Ann Pushkin, 212 Clark Hall Monday, March 19- "Remem- ber the Ladies in American History," Dr Barbara Howe, Mountainlair Po- tomac Room Thursday, March 22 --"Jessie Faucet: An Apostle of Black Racial Pride," Professor Wilbert Jenkins, 212 Clark hall Monday, March 26- "Our Once and Future Selves," Professor Rick Briggs, Mountainlair Potomac Room Thursday, March 29 --"Women in Engineering," Dr M. J. Lyell, Mountainlair laurel Room. Among the many other events planned are: a poetry reading titled "The Defiant Muse," by Dr Kathleen McNerney March 14; and a March 29 presentation by novelist Jane Bradley. Full Field Encoding .Proof Mode .Teller Terminal Interface Keyboard programmable fhe SHARP BE-800 is a compact and modular encoding system which can be adapted to many different environments by adding components. FROM SHARP NUNOS C(~AE ~,HARP P'I~)Ot,P~" Available at: LEWISBURG CASH REGISTER SALES & SERVICE FOR Copiers Cash Registers. Typewriters Calculators Furniture Scales Banking Equipment Office Supplies. Facsimile 100 Brier Lane Ronceverte, WV 24970 In Your Time, Jeri Annette Banton Jeri Annette Banton, the 19-yesr- old daughter of Mr and Mrs Samuel Banton Jr of Maxwelton, placed third runner-up in the West Virginia Strawberry Festival Pageant which took place March 3 in the Buckhan- non-Upshur high School. The Straw- berry Festival will be held in Buck- hannon May 30 through June 3 where Jeri will serve as the third maid to the Strawberry Queen and her court. Miss Banton is a student at Greenbrier Community College where she is studying business, but will be changing her major to nurs- ing this fall. At school she is a fresh- man representative of the Student Government Association and was named to the Bluefield State Col- lege 1989-1990 Fall Semester Dean's List. Miss Banton's hobbies include planting flowers and corre- sponding to her Japanese pen pal. She has been a donor for the Ameri- can Red Cross and helped to teach a Vacation Bible Class at the Fairlea Church of Christ where she is a member. She is employed at Win- kler Printing and Office Supply Com- pany in Lewisburg. Miss Banton would like to thank her sponsors for the pageant: Win- kler Printing & Office Supply Com- pany, Mr and Mrs Larry Pierson, Miss Marlene Pierson, Brown's Pho- tography, Western Sizzlin Steakhouse, Wiseman's Floral, The First National Bank in Ronceverte, Tommy L. Holbrook-CLU CHFC, Home Health Care Services, Fisher Auto Parts in Fairlea, Roadrunner Press, Ravenwood Gallery, Green- brier Home Entertainment Center, Heilig Meyers Furniture, Roger's Fairlea Subaru-GMC, B.A.L.L. Sports, Inc., Blue Grass Electric Inc., Gold & Silver Shoppe, Th- ompson Tires, Jim's Discount Furni- ture, and The Princess Gift Shop. Special thanks to Regina Boone, owner of The New Image Style Salon of Maxwelton. i The HALLNSON CIRCUS SIDE SHOW Is An Authentic Reproduction Of A Typical Circus Side Show Of That Era, Created In 3/4" To The Foot Scale. During Mall Hours: 10 AM til 9 PM Monday thru Saturday, Sunday 1 To 5 Fa,rlea. WV! CRAFT, MUSIC AND DANCE APPRENTICES SOUGHT --in an effort to preserve and revive some of the craft, music and dance skills practices in West Virginia, The Mountain State Art and Craft Fair initiated the APPRENTICE PRO- GRAM in 1963. Each year appren- tices learn the arts and crafts of master craftspersons, experience the satisfaction of working with their hands, and gain exposure to the arts and crafts of today's market- place, The program provides a hands-on learning experience dur- ing the Fair, July 4-8, 1990 at Cedar Lakes in Ripley, West Virginia. The program is designed for per- sons 14 years of age or older, who are seriously interested in furthering their chosen areas of study. Craft apprentices may be assigned to basketmakers, potters, weavers, quilters, spinners, printmakers, can- dtemakers, woodcarvers, and more. Those who wish to apprentice to musicians may work with experts in banjo, fiddle, guitar, or dulcimer. There are also opportunities to learn folk dancing. A~)0renl I-,,,-, West Vir- ginia reside,,, ........ c;w .~ome ev,- dence of previous experience in a music or craft field. The application process also requires three letters of recommendation and an explanation of why the applicant wants to partici- pate. Each participant will be assigned to a master crafttsperson, musician, or dancer who will provide instruc- tion, advice and encouragement as well as an opportunity to practice their craft. They will also work with the public, assist in the booths and learn how to market their own work. Group classes which expose ap- prentices to other craftsmen and techniques will provide additional educational opportunities. On the fi- nal day of the fair, and exhibit of work done by apprentices during the fair will be presented. Outstanding apprentices will also be awarded scholarships for further study in their chosen craft or musical field. Persons interested in being con- sidered for the program should write for an application to: MSACF Ap- prentice Program, Austin H. Jones Jr., P. O. Box 4124, Parkersburg, 26101 or Phone 428-3113. The Garden After the long days of ice and cold and gray this winter, the two days we had this week of blue skies and warm temperatures made our hearts rise even though we knew it would be brief. My sons shot basket- ball in their shorts, the horses whin- nied, and I picked up a trashbag of debris lying around the yard. It felt healing to be out of doors. Reaching down to pick up a stick, I spotted a bright dandelion. There it was in full bloom in the heart of win- ter. Only this one yellow flower in the whole yard -- it had no compan- ions. I picked its short stem and brought it with me into the house. I filled a salt shaker half-full with tap water and plopped in my single stemmed dandelion. It pleased me no end, smelling like damp, faintly sweet earth with a hint of citrus, soft as kitten fur. It foretold the spring; it mimicked the sun. I thought about what a negative response dandelions usually pro- voke. My mother is obsessive about them. Armed with a kitchen knife and a paper sack, she screws them out of her yard as soon as they ap- pear. She gets a wild look in her eyes while she's doing this, as if she takes a sadistic pleasure in their de- struction. My neighbor, on the other hand, prefers chemical warfare. He spreads weedkiller every spring be- fore the dandelions have a chance. Great clouds of yellow-green pow- der swirl aro0nd his head. He ties a red bandana around his nose and mouth, locks his jaw in grim determi- nation, and looks forward to a spot- less green lawn. I've never known what all the fuss was about. The dandelions are only around for a month or two; and if you mow your grass frequently, you'll hardly know they're there. But Xi Gamma Epsilon chapter of Beta Sigma Phi met at the home of Karen Eggleston March 6. President Brenda Gherman presided, Shirley Turner presented the program. The chapter voted to continue to support the periodical subscription program for Greenbrier East High School Library. Founder's Day for area chapters was discussed. The chapter is once again preparing for the "Project Graduation" this year. Committees were formed. The next meeting of Xi Gamma Epsiton will be March 20 at the home of Nancy Spradlin. A guest speaker will give the program. Members present March 6 were: MARCH SALE! Leslie for the entire month of March on most JODEE Bras--Rated #1 in Consumer Satisfaction! Come in now and take advantage PLUS, Special Savings on of these Temfic all JODEE Breast Formsl Spnngtime Savings! MEDICARE APPROVED what's the furor everyone hate these flowers so much that to spend time and Maybe we need to them better. Su lion gets its name from "dent de lion," which tooth." Actually people refer to it as means "wet-the-bed." they are not too fond Russian farmers lions, however, and sell! as delicacies at their kets. Many Europeans their salads, er from regular lettuce as change to spinach salad, parts of the dandelion The white sap that picked stem contains be used in the ber. The heads can mixed in an omelet. ous recipes for teas home remedies. Its boiled and used as a coffee during lean times. are full of vitamin A fine spring tonic. Can I convince you out there to relax cial, mistreated little bright yellow wear around your games blowing away the seedhead that's left He loves me, he Watch the bees gathe the shaggy blooms. children bringing them ers in a tight, wet think they are golden and just as wonderful. Mow them down if but try to find a little humble friend. Falrloa: Route 219 Phone: 645,,6351. Hours: 7:30-5:00 FOR PRIVATE CONSULTATION AND APPOINTMENT AT OUR OTHER TWO LOCATIONS, PLEASE CALL: HINTON 466-0523 or RAINELLE 438-7911 Karen Eggleston, Janet /*u, net, Marilyn Hytton, Ernestii Vivian Clower, Bobble Mclntire, Charlotte CoO~ Turner. The Ronceverte met at the Presbyterian ruary 26. Sue Ella called the meeting to ( the devotions. Sandi tary, called the roll utes of the last Ralston, treasurer, treasurer's report. The club made a Greenbrier Community help send a child to sponsor a youth to ginia Hugh O'Brien ship Seminar at March 22-24. Barbara SweetwoOd a report on the club will sell at the Festival. Linda Kelley's repOrt nity improvement was Miano. Members voted redwood trash container of Ronceverte. The nominating headed by Libby the following names the 1990-1992 term: Vi Hedrick, Morgan, Vice pro: Houchins, Corres Sandi Walton, Ralston, Treasurer. The slate of cepted by acclamatiOn bers present. The General Fe~ Women's Clubs will Convention at The March 23 to 25. This celebration of 100 tion. Five Ronceverte tatives will attend th! Sue Ella Miano, wood Smith, Marg Colleen Walton and Installation of new at the next club meeting sPEC|AL HOME DECORATING CENTE1R JUS' See Us For All Your Decorating Needs. 209 W. Washington Street Lewisburg, W.Va. Monday 645-6348 8 am to