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6A The Mountain Messenger~ Tuesday~ March 27, 1990 ! Singer Louise Pearson Carnegie Hall. in Lewisburg will owner of a West Virginia vineyard present a "Michelob Jazz Concert" and winery, "Fisher Ridge." She will featuring the Louise Pearson Quar- return for her second season at The tet Saturday, April 7 at 8 p.m. The Greenbrier Hotel following her en- group will perform an evemng of gagement at Carnegie Halt. contemporary jazz mixed with clas- Accompanying Ms Pearson on sic early rock and roll. Runyon Dis- piano is Gary Motley. He has played tributing, of Asbury, along with for Mel Torme, Clark Terry and the Michelob Beer, is sponsoring the Alabama Symphony. Other mem- evening's activities. All audience bets of the quartet include bass members are cordially invited to at- player Delbert Felix. His music has taken him around the world playing tend a pre-show reception at 7 p.m. in the Old Stone Room of Carnegie with Branford Marsalis, Frank Fos- Hall. Beverages and hors d'oeuvres ter, Joe Henderson and Billy will be served. Cobham. Rounding out the group is Ms Pearson is a song stylist. She drummer Greg Humphreys. Mr has just completed a six-week en- Humphreys comes from Pittsburgh and regularly accompanies the Bob gagement in Atlanta with jazz gu~tar- tst Michael Gillis. The duo have re- Thompson Trio cently released a recording entitled Admission is $6 for adults and $4 'Alone Together." A resident of for students and senior citizens. For Charleston. Ms Pearson is part reservations call Carneg=e Hall at 645-7917. One of West V,rginia's Finest Newspapers ountain Enter Your Subscription Today 52 ISSUES: $14.00. IN STATE, $15,00. OUT OF STATE N~e: AddreM: City: State: Z,p: Bend, with your remittance, to: THE MOUNTAIN MESSENGER 122 North Court Street • Lewmburg, W. Va. 24901 The Garden Patch Leslie Price Shaver As I rounded the stairs this morn- ing, I stopped still in front of my bay window. My eye had caught a half- inch growth coming out of the ama- ryllis bulb. The moment held high suspense because if the shoot were a leaf instead of a bud, it would mean there would never be a flower. The bud has to push through first or all you'll end up with are those tall, • oval green leaves. I tiptoed over in the half dark and felt the growth be- tween my thumb and two fingers. Eureka -- the shoot was fat and fleshy instead of thin and smooth. In five or six weeks I could count on the spectacular four-sided, crimson red beauty that would measure al- most a foot across the bloom at its peak. 1 felt the satisfaction of a mother after birth even though I can't claim having anything to do ~,ith the first shoot being a bud rather than a leaf. I haven't a clue how to control or predict it one way or another. All I had done was to water it over the past year. Last spring I left it in the bay window until I could take it out- side. The leaves are bright green and droop gracefully even after the bloom is spent. Mid-May I dug the pot into the flowerbed of hostas underneath the sugar maple that shades our patio. It got watered by the hose along with its companions; and by mid-June when the hostas are full-sized, you can hardly tell its there. Come September, when the t.v. meteorologist smiles her toothy grin and points her red fingernails at the 'lonight frost warning" bulletin flash- ing across the screen, I wriggle the pot free from the dirt and ask one of ,my sons to carry it down to our dis- mal concrete basement. (I avoid going down there unless there's an emergency for which I need to flip the circuit breaker. I reminds me of a concentration camp bunker). Well, at any rate, the amaryllis huddles alone in its pot down in my ugly basement until its yellow leaves drop off. I don't visit it, check on it, or water it for two or three months. This dormant stage must be very lonely for the plant. When I remember it, usually mid- November, I ask my husband to bring it up for me. I wait by the kitchen sink feeling skeptical that it's even still down there. Holding the pot with both hands on either side of the rim, he places it in the sink. The pot is covered in grime and dried up pieces of leaf. Spiders have strung their cottony webs from bulb to pot and green mold has formed patches on the side of the terracotta. It's at this point I nearly lose faith. 2ast memories do nothing to reas- sure me. I look at the messy pot, the cobwebs, the flaky bulb, and I feel convinced it's hopeless---that it's all just inert matter. Why bother? I feel I would only be stupid to pre- sume anything else. But I get the sink nozzle and spray away the grime, scrape off the debris, and place my clean pot on a plate on the breakfast room floor. I give it a cup of water and forget about it again. In a couple of more weeks I will move it to the bay window, gullible fool that I am. Now you understand the thrill I felt this morning as I gently pinched the juicy, plump growth. It's a mir- acle, nothing less. And now it will grow rapidly, the stalk two feet tall eventually, crowned with this exotic, huge red flower. O me of little faith, what a triumph. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO SUBMIT MATERIAL FOR PUBLICATION: Articles 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. L Cub Scout Pack 123 held its Annual Blue and Gold Bane ary 19 at the Pence Springs Hotel. Entertainment was Jimmy Costa and Jim McGhee. The pack enjoyed the sin telling and dancing. They even joined Mr Costa in clog Plaques were presented to Donald and Robin Cory for with the Pack. Alderson Miss Fireworks Applications are now available for the third Miss Fireworks pageant. Participants are needed to compete for the title of Miss Fireworks. Be Alderson proud and enter the pag- eant! Contestants must be 16 years of age by January 1, 1991, and must not have reached their twenty-sec- ond birthday by August 1, 1991. Contestants must be single and the winner must remain single through- out her reign. The Miss Fireworks pageant is ope.n to residents of the Alderson area. A $500 scholarship will be awarded to the winner, along with the opportunity to compete in the "Queen of Queens Pageant," The Miss West Virginia Association of Fairs and Festivals Pageant, held at Three phases of be used for the street wear clothing, gown. The entry with applications Big Wheel and the National Bank in the pageant's Lobban - 445-7730 and esty - 445-7052. A $10 entry fee will for each contestant photograph is required. will be held in the High School Gym April p.m. The public is attend. The third Miss be crowned by Mayor and the currerTt Miss Sarah Lobban the night again July 4, right works. the Charleston Civic Center in Janu- ary. The winner of the Charleston Pageant committee pageant will recewe a $1,000 schol- clude Karen Lobban, arship from NOVA Expositions Inc., esty, Mary Frances of New Kensington, Pennsylvania , Hanger, Robin Ward, and reign' as the official hostess for bert, Becky Pence, the 1990 State Fair of West Virginia. Chris Hylton, Kathy A $200 scholarship will be awarded McVey, Betty Holliday, the first runner-up, a $100 scholar- Russell Kirby, Mary ship will be awarded the second bara Harris, Gena Still, runner-up, a $50 scholarship to the third runner-up. Also Miss Photo- gemc and Miss Congeniality wil be selected. Carmela Presock, Jackie Jones, Gale Ayers, Phyllis DeLong, and Sarah Kirby. ital - ACTIVE STAFF W. Riggs Bagan, M.D, General Surgery Ronceverte. WV 645-4545 Manuel Gomez, M.D. Pathology Humana Hospital - Greenbrier Valley 647-4411 David Meriwether, M.D. Urology Ronceverte, WV 647-5642 Robert K. Scott, M.D. Ophthalmology Lewisburg, WV 645-3937 Don C. Wood, D.O. General Practice Alderson, WV 445-2912 Michael J. Barri, M.D. Internal Medicine L~wisburg, WV 645-3207 Verna Hanes, M.D. Internal Medicine Roncevertc, WV 64%5115 Robert Modiin, M.D. Internal Medicine Ronceverte. WV 647-5115 Zalnab A. Shamma, M.D. Pulmonary & Internal Medicine Ronceve.e, WV 64%5115 ,Jeffrey P, Zervas, M.D. Ophthalmology Ronceverte, WV 647-5115 i George F. Box~vell, D.O. General Practic6 Lewisburg, WV 645-6270 Gregory Burnette, D.O. Emergency Medicine Humana Hospital - Greenbrier Valley 647-4411 Walter E. Deacon, M.D. Orthofmdics Ronceverte. WV 647-6069 H. P. Dlnsmore, M.D. General & Vascular Surgery Ronceverte, WV 64%5115 Steven I eftner, M,D. Internal Medicine~ardiology Lewisburg, WV 647-3300 Steven A. lssenberg, M.D. Otolaryngology Lewisburg, WV 64%3102 John M. Johnson, D.O. Emergency Medicine Humana Hospital - C-,roenbrier Valley 647-4411 Michael A. Kelly, M.D. Emergency Medicine Humana Hospital - Cn, cenbricr Valley 647-4411 Houston Moore, M.D. Emergency Medicine Humana Hospital - C-recnbricr Valley 647-4411 William E. Mossburg, M.D. General, Thoracic & Vascular Surgery Ronceverte, WV 647-4571 Joe O. Othman, M.D. Neurology Lewisburg, WV 64%3040 Helen Perez, M.D. Internal Medicine Ronccverte, WV 64%5115 Lynn N. Smith, M.D. Internal Medicine l.,ewisburg, WV 645-3207 E. Jonathan Stout, D.O. Emergency Medicine Humana Hospital - Greenbrier Valley 647-4411 Conrad D. Tamea, M.D. Orthopedics Roncevertc, WV 647-5115 John Taylor, M.D. Plastic Surgery Bluefield. VA 703-322-5330 CONSULTING STAFF James W. Banks, M.D. Craig S. Boisvert, D.O. Thomas O. Dotson, M.D. Malcolm Harris, M.D. Paul Herr, D.O. Jane A. Johnson, D.D.S. Mark C. Kilcoilin, D,D.S. Miguel Langebeck, M.D. William W. Lemley, D.O. Thomas F. Mann, M.D. Mare A. Platt, D.P.M. Dorris A. Ragsdale, M.D. Paul M. Shoenfeld, D.P.M. Martin T. Smith, D.O. Steve G. Steffan, D.P.M. HONORARY STAFF Stephen Dormaa, M.D. Anesthesiology Humana Hospital - Gre~nbrier Valley 647 -4411 Everett J, Kennedy, M.D. Obstetrics & Gynecology Ronceyert˘, WV 64%5115 Benjamin L. Plybon, M.D. General & Thoracic Surgery Ronceverte, WV 647-5115 Stephan R. Thllen, M.D. Anesthesiology Humana Hospital - Greenbrier Valley 647-4411 E. T. Cobb, M.D. William S. Duimrt, M.D. Pediatrics Ronceverte, WV 647-5115 Thomas S. Kowalkowskt, M.D. Urology Ronceverte. WV 647-5642 lrvlne D. Prather, D.O. General Practice Lewisburg, WV 645-6270 Haven N. Wall, M.D. Internal Medicine/Cardiology Lewisburg. WV 645-6083 Romeo R. Ednncot, M.D. Pediatrics Ronccvertc. WV 64%7007 Terry Lesko, M.D. Radiology/Nuclear Medicine Humana Hospital - C_n'e, enbricr Valley 647-4411 Brian Rkhard~ M.D. Internal Medicine Lcwisburg. WV 645 -3280 Gregory Wallace, D.O. Pediatrics Lewisburg, WV 645-1457 Kyle F. Fort, M.D. Urology Roncever~, WV 647-4411 H. Rtchard Marshall, D.D.S. Dentistry Roncevert˘, WV 645-3110 Debra Sams, D.O. Family Practice Ronceverte, WV 645-44O6 Robert L. Wheeler, M.D. Obstetrics & Gynecology Ronceverte, WV 64%5115 Davis Stuart Rd. Fairlea/Ronceverte, wV 647-4411