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2B The Mountain Messenger, Tuesday, March 20, 1990 Miss Evans & Mr Hill Engagement Told Ratliff Trust In December James W. Ratliff was diagnosed as having a malig- nant brain tumor and his family is experiencing great expense due to surgery, several months in the hos- pital and the rehabilitation center, radiation treatments, and trips to Roanoke to receive additional treat- ment. A trust fund has been created for Mr Ratliff, Any contributions would be greatly appreciated to help defray these medical e~penses. Please marl your gift to: James W. Ratliff Cancer Trust Fund c/o One Valley Bank Ronceverte 24970 J. Kevin Ratliff Trustee Mr and Mrs Kenneth Evans of White Sulphur Springs announce the engagement of their daughter, Lena Gaff, to George Hill, An open church ceremony will be held June 9 at 2 p.m. at the Atvon United Methodist Church. Baby Born Mr and Mrs Ricky Snedegar of Brush Road, Lewisburg, announce the birth of their first son Jeffrey Alan. He was born January 25 at AI- leghany Regional Hospital in Low Moor, Virginia. Jeffrey weighed 7 pounds 10-1/2 ounces and was 19- 1/2 inches long. Maternal grandparents are Nancy Green and Gervasio Pontorno, both of Maryland. Paternal grandparents are Edgar and Bertha Snedegar of Lewisburg. maternal great-grand- mother is Columbia Pontorno of Maryland. Paternal great-grandpar- ents are John and Bertha Snedegar of Frankford and Bertha Yates, also of Frankford. There will be a Vacation Bible School Workshop at the Fairtea As- sociate Reformed Presbyterian Church, Thursday April 5, at 6:30 and Saturday, April 7, at 1 pm. There will be both a video and visual presentation of all crafts and material from Concordia, Augsburg, Standard, and GospelLight publish- ers. Refreshments will be served. There will be door prizes and other give-aways at this workshop. For more information and reser- vations, call 645-6141. All Vacation Bible School ~,orkers, Pastors, and Sunday School teachers from all churches are invited to attend. I I I I I What you do is news to the Mountain Messenger! 647-5724 I I III I ,i Easter and Passover Calendar Easter falls on April 15 this year, Passover begins April 10. The Mountain Messenger traditionally lists all religious activities which occur during this very sacred time. Please have your church or synagogue calendar to the Mountain Messenger no later than March 28 for inclusion in our special listing of Easter and Passover events. You may either send your information to the Mountain Messen- ger, 122 North Court Street, Lewisburg 24901 or stop by our office. The Mountain Messenger cares deeply about your church or syna- gogue activities and wishes to share them with all our readers. After 30 years in business, 102 Gohqlmn Street Fairies, WV 24902 645,.6199 Mon.-Fri. 9-9. Sat. 9-5 P.O. Box 240, Main Street Union, WV 24983 772-3237 Mon..Fri. 9-5, Sat. 9-12 THESE LOCATIONS UNDER NEW OWNERSHIP 1007 Main Street Ralnelle, WV 25962 438-6182 Mon.-FrL 9-6, Sat. 9-5 90 Willow Street White Sulphur Springs, WV 24986 536-3159 Mon.-Fri 9-6 Sat. 9-5 212 Temple Street Hinton, WV 25951 (New Location) 466-1511 Mon..Fri, 9-6, Sat, 9-5 I{y lhJbert,'t l'.'Hton l{odgers Mrs Rodgers' column today Is a reprint from 1980. It seems we've come quite a way in education. I remember see!ng some legal document (way back when). The woman of the household (or wife) had just placed an x for her signature. I asked someone why as I know this lady had come from money (so to speak). The answer was, "well, at that time folk didn't see the reason for a woman to be educated. She was to be only the housewife and all that entails!" Thank the Good Lord freedom for women is finally getting down to the nitty gritty. Freedom! America should be proud we have had women who stood for all women. I noticed on the calender that August 26, 1929 was the first time women could put their vote in the ballot box. I wonder, if the truth were known, if .now there aren't more women voters than men. ERA is coming up for vote, you know. I was proud of our convention this year, It seemed that although there was some picking at one an- other, it wasn't quite as bad as usual. A lot of it is taken in fun! Gov- ernor Rockefeller and former Gover- nor Arch A. Moore+ were certainly gentlemen, or so I thought, towards one another. We all know just about who did what. We want to know who is going to do what don't we? We know educa- tion solves logs of misunderstand- ings and also is progress. I'm for education. We definitely should know what is under the cover of those books our children are ~tudy- ing from the first grade on, don't you think? And especially the motives in the lessons. Freedom is what America is all about. We can't all think and act alike. It's impossible to please ev- eryone! We have progressed in edu- cation! Ruth Hem who recently had a pacemaker put in (matter of life or death) told me she checks with her doctor in New York via telephone. She puts a gadget to her pacemaker and then to the telephone receiver and they monitor her heart beat right over the phone. If she needs something adjusted she and her doctor here know what to do. Isn't that a miracle? Ruth taught school for years. I noticed in reading Pamela Swift in "Keeping Up With Youth" writes. Motivation and reward are all important in the United Arab Emirates, Government officials pay students for going to school, and also their parents for sending them. Until oil was discov- ered there, there were few schools, and the females were almost 100 per cent illiterate. Those folk are being taught that education is the basis of all progress and the source of civilization. Teaching is the best way in which to invest their money. Teachers should be, in my thinking, first dedicated to their profession and the teaching of the children. They should receive good pay and good understanding in return. Op- portunities for freedom are endless in America for learning. Do you re- member the pictures of Honest Abraham Lincoln when a child, lying in front of the fireplace, studying by firelight? Probably Lincoln was the great- ! Sponsored by the Greenbrier Valley Merchants Association est American who put the freedom of all races ahead of his own !ifel I unuu~=l~no, by readh~g, Ilia| i~e studied the Bible through many tim~s ancl attributed what he was to his mother! I kind of think he would go ERA! I know one person or sev- eral reading this who are "hitting the ceiling right now." That is better than judging other folk -- that is God's task. And he forgives! Let's all find out just a few of the nice things the Shriners do to help crippled children. I donated twice -- Jim Hess talked me into one dona- tion, and then Dr William Coleman (Sr) gently told me they were a four- car Subaru family! (Ed. note: Mrs Rodgers is an owner of Rodgers Fairlea Subaru.) So nice to hear Mrs Coleman is out again and getting her hair "prettied." Our son John says those people are "the finest" around! Of course, Greenbrier County has lots of fine people. In reading Victor Hugo's "The Bishops' Candlesticks," Hugo speaks of the gentle Bishop D--"He condemned nothing hastily, or without taking ac- count of circumstances." The Bishop would say, "Let us see the way ifi which the fault came to pass." Education helps in every way! When you vote, know which candi- date is for progress in the most hon- est understanding fashion! But vote for liberty and justice for all! Hope all you teachers of those first graders have lots of patience and love, and it will come back to you --- I really believe that, don't you? One of my favorite teachers was Miss Mary Gilhooty, who was a firm disciplinarian. Once upon a spring day four or five of us girls, played "hookie" or struck for a little fun! We took a picnic and went down by the stream in Blue Hollow. Miss Mary would never leave her teaching du- ties or her children as she called us. She never used the hickory stick, as the old song said: "School days, school days, dear old golden rule days, readin, and writin', and 'rithmetic taught to the tune of a hickory stick. You were my queen in Calico I was your bashful barefoot beau You were sixteen, My village queen, When we were a couple of kids." Miss Mary was sweet and gentle, but she lashed' us with her gentle tongue, "Now children, how could you do this to me? Tears came from us and Miss Mary, who was wring- ing her hands and handkerchief! We were so ashamed of ourselves. Miss Mary wore two dresses to school. She changed the appear- ance by a freshly starched collar and cuffs, or by a neat handkerchief in the bosom pocket, or with a favor- ite pin. She maintained a race house, and was a friend to all who knew her! I met her going to mass lots of times. Remember this is a memory of a 1980 article titled Just an X. Dedicated to the families of these people: Ruth Hern, Shirley Hess, Colemanns, Doran Samples and Gilhoolys! Flowers to all are the abundant colts foot by the wayside. Nathaniel Ward Levi Tony Jennings and Robin Reed Ward announce the birth of their first child, Nathaniet Ryan. Nathaniel was born February 6, at Allegheny Regional Hospital. He weighed 9 pounds, 1 ounce and was 20 inches long. Maternal grandparents are Richard and Goldie Reed of Alder- son. Paternal grandmother is Shirley Ward of Greenville, North Carolina. Maternal great-grandmother is Lora C Hoylman of Ronceverte. Devin Carter Henry Carter and Jayne Thomas announce the birth of their son, Devin Thomas Carter, born at Hu- mana Hospital, Fairlea, February 14, at 1:50 p.m. Devin weighed 8 pounds 12 ounces and was 21" long. Maternal grandparents are Har- lan and Connie. Thomas of Largo, Florida. Paternal grandparents are Tommy and Phyllis Carter of Alder- son. Paternal great-grandmother is Bridgett Thomas of Alderson. Michael and Penny nounce the birth of Bradley, born at Fairlea, December 6, p.m. Levi weighed 7 ounces and was 1 Maternal grandparents and Charlotte Pence of ternal grandparents Lee~ McCarty of Alderson. great-grandmother ham of Savannah, nat ,great-g Phillips of Alderson and Carty of Ronceverte. My Loving Eternal By Charles E. Pishner My burden has been I am happy as can be With Jesus' love I am In his strong arms is No more will I be No more will I am loved by I have Jesus' forgiving V Turmoil I had in my life Jesus took my Pain cut like a knife Now in Jesus' arms I Today the sun I am happy and Jesus Christ is mine For him I will do my No self-pity trip for me Last night my Thank Jesus I am free My life will have I see the eagle soar Its the dawning of day I will He will eternall By Helen W. Born in Milly, France in the Sev- enth Century, Wulfram was the son of Fulderl, a high official in the court of King Dagobert. As a young man he spent some time in the court of King Theodoric III until he was cho- sen Archbishop of Sens. The Gothic cathedral of Sens is located south of Paris near a bend in the Seine River. The diocese of Sens was an important Archbis- hopnc in an area known as Neustria. In 682, Archbishop Amatus of Sens was sent into exile and Wulfram was consecrated Archbishop. Filled with self-doubt over his appointment, Wulfram discovered he could not govern an area that was perhaps not his to oversee. He resigned from the post two and a half years later. Wulfram was fascinated by the stories he continued to hear about the accomplishments of the English missionaries in Friesland. This was Viking territory. Friesiand is now a province of the the North Sea and groupings of the parts of Denmark, or West Germany. 'the Abbey of recruited other on a journey to missionaries. Wulfram was cessful as a missionarY great satisfaction in his many version of the son helped him in his Fresian practice of After many years Wulfram returned, to Fontenelle where he help us maintain our ing his exam in ing the words of the Wulfram is day, March 20. O Learn what it takes to fill your heart with hope. Join us for the meetings below. 4 ~ .J I~fe,f~ ~ull~t Ikqtnsts Attend The Church Nearest Yo0 First Baptist, Fairlea .......................................................... White Sulphur Springs Baptist ......................................... Trinity Baptist, Buckeye .................................................... Chairty Baptist, Edray First Baptist, Huntersville ........................