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The Mountain Messenger, Tuesday, March 27, 1990 3A Ji Deeds State Director of Administration, for Virginia, Trustee; to of America, lot, City of $11,600 Acting State Direc- Home Administration, West Virginia, Trustee; to of America, lots, Town Shelton and Margaret L H. Builders, Inc., a West 8.013 acres, Blue Kaizer and Deborah A Ray Brooks, II, and .329 acres, Meadow Acting State Direc- Home Administration, West Virginia, Trustee: to and Vivian C Lon- Town of White Sulphur Campbell and Karen E Campbell Humana of WV, Inc. cl/b/a Humana HospitaI-Greenbrier Valley vs. Melvin Dolan and Linda Dolan Summers County Hospital, Inc. vs William D Hiser Carla Weidner Arbaugh vs Julian R Arbaugh and Anna M Arbaugh One Valley Bank of Ronceverte, NA a West Virginia Corporation vs. William J. Zimmerman dba Bill Zimmerman Con- struction. Cristie Beth Dawson vs. Michael Keith Dawson The CIT Group/Sales Financing, Inc. vs. nancy B. Bragg Stuart Ann Staten Hanna vs. Ralph Emerson Hanna Cynthia Holliday Stoneburner vs. Glendon Richard Stoneburner Craft to Antonio Tolosa 283 acre, Alder- 000 and Susan L Sams to and Amy Tincher, Dist., ,,16,350 Meadows and Clara J. G. Porterfield and 1.6955 acres, L, $58,500 Executor under and Testament of Alonzo to Michael .3 J. Vandall, lot, Town Rainelle), $13,000 Halstead and Robert John W. Persinger and tracts, Lewisburg Greenbrier Valley Theatre will sponsor a series of children and youth theater workshops to be held April 21 and May 14. The workshops are intended to prepare the partici- pants for auditions for the upcoming Greenbrier Valley Theatre summer season productions "Annie" and "The Wizard of Oz." "Annie," which opens on June 14, calls for a large cast of children and young people; "The Wizard of Oz" will be cast en- tirely by children and youth. It opens July 7. and Maggie McMil- Winter and Shirley M. !acre, Lewisburg Municipal- Patton, Acting State Direc- Home Administration, West Virginia, Trustee; to )iller and Clayton C. Rupert Municipality, to Jack O. Ho- J Honaker, 2.6086 $29,000 to Rodney D. Nut- Nutter, tract, Meadow to Don Nutter and acres, Meadow Bluff. Acting State Direc- Home Administration, Each workshop will consist of three segments: Voice and move- ment, which will teach voice tech- niques, including articulation and projection, and stage movements; Acting, which will include improvisa- tion, make believe, mirroring, read- ing and oth~tr acting techniques, de- pending on the grade level Persons connected with the theater group will teach these workshops. Participants will be divided into three groups: grade levels kinder- garten through third; fourth through sikth grades and seventh through twelfth grades. Voice and movement will be held inia, Trustee; to Carter, lot, at Carnegie Hall April 21 from 10 $21,700 a.m. to noon. The final workshop, to and Phyllis A. be held on May 14 at the Greenbrier Johnson and Phyllis Valley Theatre Barn at the Airport,is Lewisburg Dist, trans- to be a pre-audition workshop and and husband Will immediately precede auditions Hotliday and Carolyn R for the summer season productions. S. La Rue and Beverly 6.67 acres, Fort Spring The theater requests a donation of $1 per student per workshop. and Lois J. Taylor to 19,231.89 sq. ft, 500 Charles M. Long, par- Dist., conveyance Oops to Charles M Long, Filing forms for persons inter- Dist., conveyance ested m running for Ronceverte City and Jo S. Long to Commissioner must be filed by April and Jo S. Long, 17 13, The deadline was tasted incor- Dist., conveyance rectly by the writer in last week's ar- ienancy ticle. and Jo S. Long; WiJ- '., and Sara K. Irons; to A display on the Pre-Revolution- ary War Colonel Charles bewis will be featured in the front window of the Lowe Hotel at Point Pleasant. The display marks the 254th anni- versary of his birth. He was born March 11, 1736, at Lewis Fort near Staunton, Virginia, the only American-born son of Colo- nel John and Margaret Lynn Lewis. A commissioned captain at twenty- one, he married Sarah Murray in 1762 and went to live at his 950- acre plantation, Fort Lewis, on the Cowpasture River (now Bath County, Virginia). Seven children were born to the couple. Two, Mary and Thomas, died as infants. The last, Charles Cameron Lewis, was born just days after his father left on what was destined to be his last campaign in 1774. Colonel Lewis led the advance of a Virginia army, under command of his older brother, Colonel Andrew Lewis, across the uncharted Al- legheny mountains to "the Elk" (now Charleston), and then, joined by more troops, made the march down the Kanawha River to Point Pleas- ant. He fell there in battle Monday, the 10th of October, 1774, leading the initial charge of his Augusta County Regiment against the con- federacy of Indian Nations led by Chief Cornstalk of the Shawnee. The following day, he and his fellow slain officers were buried in "the Magazine" at "the Point." Media coverage in this country and abroad made the Battle of Point Pleasant international news and made Colonel Charles Lewis, who fell clad in a "gorgeous scarlet waist- coat," an international hero. His death, at the age of thirty-eight, was recognized as a "public calamity." One of his daughters composed a The decades passed. The graves of those slain Virginians buried at '1he Point" became forgotten. At the time of the Civil War, Virginia was divided. When the new State of West Virginia entered the Union June 20, 1863, Colonel Charles Le- wis' grave was within its boundaries 217 miles from his home on the Cowpasture River which remained in "old Virginia." song to his memory and wrote it on song. Could he put music to it? Yes, the inside cover of the family Bible he could. And, yes he did. It will be where it was found many yearSrecorded. Tapes will be on sale, later, along with a brief history of how it came into being. And, the public will be able to hear the words writ/eft by Colonel Lewis' daughter so long ago, the latter part of the song being: Farewell, Colonel Lewis, till pity's sweet fountains Are dried in the hearts of the fair and the Brave, In 1901, Livia Nye Simpson-Pof- fenbarger of Point Pleasant, West Virginia, organized a local chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR). It had two spe- cific purposes: (1) to make an or- ganized effort to raise funds to erect a monument at Point Pleasant and (2) to have the Battle of Point Pleas- ant recognized as the first battle of the American Revolution. Charter #554 was granted to the Colonel from the slain officer for whom the new chapter was named. Recognition followed from the 60th Congress of the United States May 30, 1908, and the National So- ciety of the Sons of the American Revolution prior to 1930 (their na- tional headquarters is uncertain as to the exact date). In 1937, the Na- tional Society of DAR re-affirmed its recognition. The "Point Pleasant Battle Field" resolution endorsed at the annual Continental Congress, cited the Battle of Point Pleasant as "historically the first battle of the American Revolution" and termed the Indians "allies of the English." All recognition is of public record and has never been rescinded. The display will include pictures of Lewis Fort near Staunton, Vir- ginia; Fort Lewis on the Cowpasture River; his mother, Margaret Lynn Lewis; his grave at '1he Point;" the Belfast Newsletter (Ireland) of Janu- ary 13-17, 1775, which reported his death; present-day descendants; Governor Jay Rockefeller's Procla- mation which proclaimed March 11, 1977, as "Colonel Charles Lewis Day" in the State of West Virginia; and other related events. What of that song? The one Colonel Lewis' daughter wrote on the inside lid of the family Bible? In the mid-1970's, it was traced to an antique dealer in Clifton Forge, Virginia, who had sold it to a north- erner. That man died. A dispersal of his estate was held and the Lewis Bible faded from sight, its present whereabouts unknown. Andrew Jackson, of Guyandotte, is now manager of the Lows Hotel at Point Pleasant since its recent purchase by Herman Seum. "Andy" is musically inclined. Patricia Burton furnished him with a copy of the Virginia shall weep for her Chief of the mountains And mourn for the heroes who sleep by his grave. As israel mourned for Moses of old, In the valley of Moat) by Nebow We'll mourn fop Charles Lewis the hero so bold, Who fell by the Ohio. The display will be at The Lows for two weeks. It is part of the collec- tion of Patricia Burton who has been Charles Lewis Chapter of DAR on compiling this history over the past June 11, 1901, by the National Soci- 25 years. For information write An- ety of DAR in Washington. Four drewJackson, Manager, The Lowe charter members were descended Hotel, Point Pleasant 25550. 296.70 acres, iLn= and Jo S. Long; Wil- and Sara K, Irons; to 'ship, lots, City of Le- g and Jo S. Long; Wil- and Sara K Irons; to ship, 19.51 acres and easement and right-of- )ist. $10 . and Jo S. Long; Wil- and Sara K Irons; to ..o 2o._ ~erl to John D.~heets l,'ets')00 341. acres, Fall- I Lawn Rollers, Lawn Mower, Chain Saws, Pruners, rt}an, Executrix under dr~ Hedge Trimmer, Leaf i[ to Curtis Dowdy Jl Blower, Ti!lers, Sprayers. DOwdy lots Town of MILLER RENTAL CENTER ings, $1'3,00() and Jackie Jones to # Located at Miller Implement _~ and Roger Birchfield, ~~____.~~~~ , Meadow Bluff Dist., }des to J. Richard SHOP FEDERATED For Spring & Easter Clothing & Shoes Quality Name Brands At Reasonable Prices Phone 645-1944 Lewisburg, WV Ill llllnnmnmn / mnlll/I I Baker's Buttons and Bows Spring Open House April 6th and 7th 10 am - 4 pm Hand-made quilts, dolls, pillows fine gifts and collectables. Come and enjoy free coffee and cookies while you browse. enbrier Valley Airport Dist., trans- than $t00 and Eleanor J. Buckley, bJ05 acres, , $1,000 Herman H. Miller, Will and Testa- ton; to Clar- Rainelle Municipal- and Ethel Tincher; Judy; Ruth Jones; Town of East and Janice D An- and Teresa Farr; Prieto; Homer Bernard R. Amerine; Vencin and Deloras I. H. Perrine, .658 $7250 H. Per- Dist., $250 Incorporated, a to Linda Dun- Lewisburg Dist,, edmond and Barry R. Jones and Lewisburg Dist., ian vs. Thomas /I Inc. d/b/a Humana Valley vs. Jody A. By Helen and Helen The topic on WRVA Richmond "Viewpoint," was School Teachers Salaries. Host, Jerry Lund. It was said, instead of teachers spending their time with organizations to get higher salaries, they should spend time trying to take some positive steps to help solve the education and school problems. Callers com- plained parents are now forced to send the children to certain schools and there is no choice for the par- ents. Some callers thought the schools were catering to the lowest instead of catering to the achievers. This re- sults in students not excelling; since the emphasis is on the student at the bottom. They continued to say. this problem will never be solved un- til everyone is willing to insist on some drastic changes. Vouchers systems were dis- cussed. This is an idea whereby parents have vouchers to spend and the voucher could be spent at the school of the parents choice. There was also a suggestion that the one room school concept be brought back. The same teacher all the way through the grades, mix the grades so the older students could help the younger students so both groups could benefit by this change. As you can imagine, this was a hot topic, You could have called and voiced your opinion on this! There were also people calling and wondering why we spend so much money abroad when we need it here! One answer given was people are the biggest threat when they have nothing -- then they take it from somebody else -- this equals revolution and war. If capitalism ,is successful, then we won't have to spend our resources on war etc. Consequently, we will have more money to spend for our own people. How do you feel on these subjects? Do you believe that once the people rise up, government can no longer have an influence on the people? Look at Eastern Europe! Other information passed on: A mugger in New York was awarded $4.3 million. He was shot by a po- liceman. The jury did not believe the officers. Have policemen lost their credibifity? It seems we are hearing more and more of these cases. The media covers the cases but no fol- low up to let the people know when the verdict has been overturned on appeal. As you can see, there are important questions in our society today. Benedum Foundation Grants Carne Hall $15K The Benedum Foundation of Pittsburgh granted $15,000 to Car- negie Hall in Lewisburg. "This ~um represents the maximum amount awarded to rural cultural organiza- tions and will be used for organiza- tional development, long range plan- ning, board training and creating The Greenbrier Valley Theatre will hold auditions Friday, March 30, from 6 to 8 p.m., and Saturday March 31, from 1 to 4 p.m. at Saint James Episcopal Church, Lewis- burg. "The Dining Room," by A: R. Guerney, Jr., has a six memDer cast, including three male roles and three female roles Actors and ac- tresses will cover various ages.of- their cnaracte,s, spat~ ;ir:,g the V~cto- dan era to the present. This particular production will be directed by Alan Babb from Berea, Kentucky. Mr Babb has previously worked for the Boston Repertory Theater, the CleVeland Playhouse, and the Edinborough Festival. "The Dining Room" will be per- formed at Fort Savannah Inn in Le- Wisburg, April 26, 27, 28 and May 4. 5 and 6. III I materials," Carnegie Hall's Execu- tive Director Vivian Conly said. "The Benedum Foundation be- lieves strongly in awarding funds to help others help themselves, it seeks to work in cooperation with otherR identifying problems and possible solutions before providing carefully directed funding guidelines to achieve goals. ~t aims towards in- volving many community sectors, both public and private, to bring about essential change and devel- opment," according to Ms Conly. "We are extremely proud and pleased to receive this grant from Benedum," Ms Conly said, "for sup- port from this respected philanthropy reinforces our belief in Carnegie's potential as a very active regional cultural center, it also attests to our ability -- as a community .i to sup- port Carnegie Hall and thereby en- sure that its bright future becomes a reality." ' .,y Rates ON US ROUTE 60 WEST- LEWISBURG, W.VA. - 645-2363 Best Rates In The Area Weakly Rates Avstlabla Large Rooms * "IV In Rooms Phones I I Coming to Greenbier Valley Mall... ONE-OF-A-KIND[[. DON'T MISS IT! 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Most do not need extra en- :ouragement since it is so natural to weep in sorrow. It is not unmas- culine to cry at the death of loved one or dear friend. It's misconception that "big boy shouldn't cry." This is all a pan the early 20th Century trashing in the old school of the "stiff upper lip" and "grin and bear it." If there is an emotional hurt, then the pain should be recognized, acknowl- edged, and expressed - in this c:ase, through tears, Your q uestions and comments on this and other subjects are welcome --. in private or publicly through this column LONGANACRE FUNERAL HOME Fort Spring, WV 647-4025