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Seat Lovett, Jr, a 34-year-old has announced f forthe West Virginia Delegates from the 21st a 1978 graduate of University, holds a agriculture with a specialty and management. He as an agriculture edu- at the Monroe County Center at Lind- member of the Monroe ginia Education Mr Lovett also has at schools in Peter- stown and Greenville. He now serves as advisor for the Future Farmers of America Chapters at Pe- terstown and Union High Schools. "Agriculture, tourism, hunting, fishing and canoeing are all impor- tant to the economy of our district. Moncove Lake, Cheese of Monroe and our bottled water plants are all clean industries which make use of our own natural resources," Mr Lov- ett said. "If elected, I will work toward making sure they receive positive recognition both within West Virginia and across the nation," the candi- date added. "Our human resources are the most important and the area of my greatest concern. How can we edu- cate without adequate funding? I will work towards making sure education is funded at a level which will make our graduates able to compete with those of neighboring states," Mr Lovett concluded. Mr Lovett lives in Union, with his wife Kristi and their two children. The 21st Delegate District in- cludes Monroe County and a portion of Summers County. Brannon Sampson of Clay County, has an- as a Democratic candidate Senate of the Eleventh West Virginia Legisla- of a coal miner/ was born and attended local graduated from Clay School in 1953 and "re- 0ined. the growing stream to other states employment due to the market in the local area." worked in Akron, Ohio Express, Inc. for "" moving up the ranks level clerical worker to" ;trative Assistant to the lent of Personnel and 8, Ms Sampson entered a full time student. She rith honors in 1973 from of Akron, with a B.A. '4ology. She continued by earning a gree in January, 1975 in of Social Sciences of Applied Social ;as Western Reserve leveland, Ohio. I~Son was employed by to a clean, healthy, safe state in Board in Akron which to live, work, play and grow." managed Sampson Ms Sampson is married to Fred breeding farm. In Sampson who retired from Babcock returned to Clay County & Wilcox, Inc. as a Project Manager. the local community They attend the Big Otter Baptist ntat retardation Church. =enier, ,-vii~ch int;.:,i,~,i ~ Si-,-~;tered Workshop. She continued as Direc- tor for 10 years. Ms Sampson is a registered, certified Clinical Mental Health Professional and is a state Licensed Certified Social Worker. An an elected representative of the people, Ms Sampson said she will continue to be available and re- sponsive to the needs of the people. '1 am committed to ethical govern- ment; to no out-of-state waste; to environmentally sound economic development that provides jobs with decent pay; 1o adequate and acces- sible, quality mental health, public health, and social services for all in- dividuals; to quality education; and By April 1oi Groups supporting or opposing candidates or ballot issues in the May 8 primary election must register as a political action committee be- fore they accept contributions or spend funds. Those who fail to reg- ister by April 10 are prohibited from financial activity in the primary elec- tion. "People often get together and decide to run ads or distribute leaf- lets for or against certain candidates and issues, but they neglect to sign up as a committee," Secretary of State Ken Hechler said. "Failing to file is a misdemeanor which carries a fine of up to $1,000." Groups who plan to collect money to work for candidates or issues on the ballot in more than one county must file with the secretary of state. Those work- ing only on the local level file with the county clerk. Individuals may legally make in- dependent expenditures without forming a committee, but only with their own funds. "Let's say Joe Q. Citizen wants to run an ad support- ing a school levy. The ad must state 'Paid for by Joe Q. Citizen' and Joe must.file a financial report of his ex- penditures," Mr Hechler explained. Independent expenditures may not be made with a candidate's knowl- edge and consent -- otherwise they become direct contributions to the candidate. Mr Hechler summarized some of the requirements for filing: Each committee is required to have a unique name and a treasurer who handles all financial transac- tions. The treasurer must be ap- pointed in the statement of organi- zation filed 1o set up the committee. Once established, the commit- tee must follow all campaign finance rules and file all required financial reports. Money cannot be collected anonymously, such as by passing the hat or bake sales or the like. Ev- ery contribution must be accounted for and reported. Corporations may not give funds, facilities, equipment or serv- ices to any candidate's campaign or any committee which supports a candidate. Corporations are permitted to contribute to issue campaigns, such as levies, bond issues or other ballot issues. Information and forms for com- plying with campaign finance law are available from each county clerk and from the secretary of state. Democratic Club Meets March 28 By Bea Harvey March 28 should be a very impor- tant date for Democrat Voters of Greenbrier County. Sarah Lee Neal, President of the Democratic Woman's Club, urges all Democrats to attend the "Meet Your Candidate Night" Wednesday, March 28, at the Court House, Lewisburg, at 7 p.m. Candidate for House of Dele- gates; County Commission; Demo- cratic Executive Committee, and all candidates for the Board of Educa- tion are expected to appear on the program, Mrs Neal said. "This will give the audience an opportunity to hear the views of the candidates and to ask questions, Mrs Neal added. Following the formal meeting in the Court Room, refreshments will be served in the Lobby of the Court House by Alma Camphill and her committee. This will give both the candidate and the voter an opportunity to chat informally. A community organization es'" tablished for purposes other than elections may not use its organiza- tion funds for campaigns. However, its members may set up a political committee and make personal con- tributions or solicit funds for the committee. The next meeting of the Club will be April 25. It is designed to accom- modate the state-wide candidates, including the candidates for State Treasurer; Attorney General; Con- gress; Senator; State Democratic Executive Committee, and Con- gress. The Mountain Messenger, Tuesday, March 27, 1990 11A Greenbrier Lewisburg psychologist Michael Sheridan has announced his candi- dacy for the Greenbrier County Board of Education. Mr Sheridan is known in southern West Virginia for his Better Days program, which uses newspapers and radio to in- form people about current trends in the field of mental health. "West Virginia's educational sys- tem obviously needs major repairs," says Mr Sheridan. "Many of our worst problems were created in Charleston, and need to be solved there. However, there is a significant role for the county school board to play in improving the quality of edu- cation." "We need long-term solutions to the problems of education. The time for quick fixes is gone. The school system needs to be 'downsized.' The challenge before us is to find creative ways to make the system smaller without reducing the quality of service the children receive." Mr Sheridan generally opposes Greenbrier County's current school consolidation plans. "Bigger schools are not necessarily better schools," he says. Mr Sheridan favors a plan of con- solidating within communities, rather than between communities. For the past five years, Mr Sheridan's consulting work regularly took him to every school in Green- brier County. "1 have been through every school building in the system. I know which buildings are in good shape, which need repair and reno- vation, and which need to be re- placed. I know the people. I know which programs are the very best, and which ones need work." Mr Sheridan is a licensed psy- chologist, and has worked with chil- dren and adolescents in clinical and school settings. Also, he has planned and administered training programs for developmentally dis- abled adults, designed and admini- stered a sheltered work program, taught in a preschool for handi- capped children, and assisted in the development of the state's first in- fant stimulation program. Since 1983, he has worked with children through his private practice in Lewisburg. He has consulted with five different school boards, as well as with the West Virginia Depart- ments of Educations. H ,alth and Cor- rections, and the [)iv :;ions of Voca- tional Rehabili~a~ ..,n fi both Virginia~ and West Virg da. In 1988, he: opened a second office in Beckley. He is active in scouting, serving as cubmaster of the Lewisburg Cub Scout Pack and program director for the upcoming Greenbrier County Day Camp for Cub Scouts and Girl Scouts. A native West Virginian, Mr Sh- eridan was one of five merit scholars who graduated from Saint Albans High School in 1970. He attended West Virginia University, where he.~ earned his B.A. degree in 1974 and: his M.A. degree in 1976. He has" also completed all course work and candidacy examinations for his doc- torate in psychology. Mr Sheridan and his wife, who is~ a teacher, have two children. Both boys" attend elementary school in Greenbrier County. CONTACT THE MOUNTAIN MESSENGER WITH YOUR NEWS | 647" 5724 / 122 North Court Street, Lewisburg 24901 best things in the Greater ...... (3reenbrier Valley are free... / g The Mountain Messenger_,) IIIIIIIIIIi i i I i i i i i i I i ii i i i i I ii i i I II II CLIP and SAVE Greenbrier Recycling Center Fairlea as a Public Service by The Mountain Messenger donation only --- Bundle and tie with twine, bundle in brown paper (No wire). )oard -- donation only -- flatten and tie with twine or leave loose. Use as for other recyclables. The Center will accept baled corrugated from retail businesses. Paper --- The Center will buy by the pound or by hun-. 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