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Continued from pg. 1-A :older wing dates from the and replaced the origi- building, which was State Colored Tuber- The newer wing in the early 1950's. A col- nearly 25 auxiliary build- the five-story hospi- such facilities as a we- plant, staff apartments, garage, laundry, reel- and a day-care facility 'the Seneca Mental Health tar's current budget is which includes a payroll according to Mr With- D State contributes between and $400,000 per year, he of the operating from Medicare and Payments. said absenteeism has recently as employees for new jobs and at- use up accumulated sick of our employees has days cf sick leave," he the larger-than-usual employees taking time had to work double aSSUre we have adequate patients," he said. Work has begun to transfer the 96 patients to other institutions throughout the state. A team made up of patients' family members, nurses, a social worker, and repre- sentatives of the state Department of Health and Human Resources is overseeing the transfers. The state Office of Community and Industrial Development plans a "state dislocated worker unit" April 19, during which assistance will be provided to help employees pursue employment elsewhere in the state. Continued trom pg. 1-A , read the travel information Park, and they'll come areas to get there. I might create some local could surely use them said his expectations work at Moncove a superintendent's !and maintenance shop. Chief of Operations system, said of the "It's a very scenic area. of fact, the camping of the nicest in the state. developing the recrea- along with managing We will continue It now as a park and are its future." Alderson Elementary School fourth-grader Shelly Boone won the fourth-grade division of the Young Writers' Contest in Greenbrier County." I like writ- Ing because you can use your imagination---it can take you any place you want to go," she said. Shelly's winning entry was "Cathy's Fabulous Adven- ture," a story about a girl who discovers a magic flying carpet. She is the daughter of Steve and Judith Boone of Alderson. Her teacher is Bonnie Lightner. Principal Mary Jones said, "We're quite proud of Shelly. She's a very smart girl and a hard-working student." STEPHANIE "SAM" FIXTER Certified Massage Therapist Specializing In Relaxation Pain Relief Stress Management By appointment At the office of Dr. William Lemley 203 1/2 E. Washington St., Lewisburt 645-1174 care in a professional, sensitive environment The Mountain Messenger, Tuesday, April 3, 1990 3A Tuckwiller... Continued from pg. 1 William D. Tuckwiller The Tuckwiller Family, originally from Germany, came into the Greenbrier Valley in 1772 and the family continues to be preeminent here today. (There are 20 different Tuckwillers listed in the local tele- phone book.)"In 1821 two Bunger brothers married two Hutsonpiller sisters. I'm kin to myself. That's something that has always intrigued me," Mr Tuckwiller laughs. Although born "at the foot of Muddy Creek Mountain", Mr Tuck- wilier spent his early years in Char- leston. His father, Frank W. Tuck- wilier, was a one-term Democrat State Senator who came back to his ancestral home in 1934. In Char- leston, the Tuckwillers owned Capi- tol Motor Sales, an early state Ford franchise. In 1940, young Mr Tuckwiller brought his family home to Green- brier "to farm." Not long after coming back to this area, Mr Tuckwiller started the Mid-Valley Hatchery at Fairlea -- a business he operated until 1970 when "the integration of the poultry business got us." At Mid- Valley Mr Tuckwiller oversaw the production of more than 5 million broiler baby chicks a year. While Mr Tuckwiller raised poul- try, his wife Elinor (Woolf) and Mrs Julia Richardson opened "Jur-EIl's Dress Shop in the same building occupied by Coleman's Drug Store in downtown Lewisburg. It was during this time that the Tuckwiller's children, Frank, Ray- mond, Sue and Lucy carried on the family tradition of education and ob- tained their college degrees. In 1958, Mr Tuckwiller and his wife decided to leave their Rich Hol- low farm and move to town. They purchased their new home from Brownie Bell Anschutz. Mrs An- schutz was organist at Old Stone Presbyterian Church in Lewisburg. Her husband was a noted coal op- erator in West Virginia in the 1920s and 30s. "Elinor said she had a dream home, one she had dreamed of since she was a child. It had six bedrooms and was painted pink. Well, she got the six bedrooms but not the pink! We went to Princeton (New Jersey) to our son's gradu- ation and saw some lovely houses there painted the same yellow and white that my home is painted now. We call it 'graduation yellow'." After the 1989 fire at his home ("The fire marshall said it was arson, but there were no charges lodged against anyone.") Mr Tuckwiller said of himself "1 had been living happily in the 19th Century. Now, I've been drug kicking and screaming into the 20th!" Some of the 20th Century ,, ,~ "i Naturalizer takes the "ouchl" out of fashion, leaving all the style plus some extra-special comforts. Step into cloud-soft insoles that cushion your walk, topped with a classic look that complements a closetful of options. Why not treat your feet today? In BLACK, BONE OR WHITE $38.95 Sizes 61/2 to 10 B ANITA Lewisburg, WV Open Mon.-Sot. 9:30.5 ._ Phone 645-1944 changes in his house include an en- tirely new kitchen with modern appli- ances and an ultra-sophisticated burglar and fire alarm system. How- ever, the past still is very much in the present at Mr Tuckwiller's home -- there's the living room mantel made by his great-grandfather, peer mirrors from ante-bellum resorts, specimen hand-made furniture .from Greenbrier's colonial period, and the delicate touch of his late wife's decorating skills. John D. Longanacre Owner... Director Longanacre Funeral Home SHOULD I BRING MY CHILD TO THE FUNERAL? Just as with adults, children need to express their feelings grief. To deny your child this emo- tional outlet is to handicap his natural, maturing development. Children can cope with death bet- ter than you may expect. A child's emotional resiliency is truly remarkable and often under- rated. With adequate preparation, a child may attend the furneral and will be all the better for it. But he child must be told what to ex- pect at the funeral. If he or she Jnderstands what is happening, there's a better feeling during after the ceremonies. Do not force the child to at- tend, though. If.the youngster of-i ten tends to be hysterical, keep him home and have him join the family later. Each child may react differently, but if you anticipate any problems, feel free to discuss this with us fully at your conven- ience. Your questions and comments on this and other subjects are welcome -- in private or publicly through this column. LONGANACRE FUNERAL HOME Fort Spring, WV 647-4025 ,( i " m ~J~ 6 d~ el ~' 6 ~P Q ~1~ 9 ~lp o ,~u, Q qb ~Pl' O'~IP Q ~DIb qb ~ 0~ Q ~ qb~P D~ QM 4~Ip 4DP Q ~ Q ~'~ ~p~o q~mlbQ t4D~ O ~OI : - " '5" 1 " " r,t , ,, T, , 'l.q I : CITIZENS OF GREENBRIER COUNTY f [' (" [.tlt , ., The members of Greenbrier County Emergency Ambulance Ls.:[| ::)I:L]' iy" :, .': rice would like to take this opportunity to express our R,,t:iz,e : ! reciation for the continued support by the people in this .4 l )]if tmunity. Our goal is to always provide the best possible i ,. *. essional emergency care. '* [=I. : In an attempt to minimize the rising health costs, we are "* .;.' ' D .~ ~ ' S ~:~ ~, ~ L' [.'~ :: offering a subscription plan to the public. The subscription .* FT1. at. a method for elderly or chronically ill patients to Iti ee our services at a savings, lt also all,ows for people j j['I IL 6th & 71:h . . 'Xpecting to need an ambulance to have an overall effect community.=*''" '"'='-' -" "='==" "=='= "*=J"= ! ; i le Residents of Fairlea, Lewisburg, Ronceverte, Cave, Maxwelton, Caldwell and surrounding areas are 101e to become members. Within the next few days, area residents will receive in the a brochure explaining in detail the complete subscription If you do not receive this brochure or if you have any -'i i;l iI llbt L6 CJE 11 '' " ! ' IS, please call us at 645-2252 for more information. ! k you for your anticipated response to this program. G " p.o. 'W. w&sh;n l on Members of Greenbrier County Lswlssu .q, N'.M 24901 4 Emergency Ambulance Service * ! (617 Fairlea) ; ot. a. rb-"yol C 0 A Non-Profit Organization .AT O Ed Swepston (Pres.) t I$ . o.o. oo.o.o .o o. ,o.o. -, ll