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8A The Mountain Messenger, Tuesday, April 10, 1990 Taxes On Richard E. Mitchell Navy Seaman Recruit Richard E. Mitchell, son of Battle J. Mitchell of Rainelte, has completed recruit training at Recruit Training Com- mand, Great Lakes, Illinois. During Seaman Mitchell's eight- week training cycle, he studied gen- eral military subjects designed to prepare him for further academic and on-the-job training in one of the Navy's 85 basic fields. Seaman Mitchell's studies in- cluded seamanship, close order drill, naval history and first aid. Personnel who complete this course of instruc- tion are eligible for three hours of college credit in Physical Education and Hygiene. A 1989 graduate of Midland Trail High School at Hico, he joined the Navy in October 1989. Timothy L. Warwick Navy Petty Officer I st Class Timothy L. Warwick, son of Robert N and Juanita K. Warwick of Marlin- ton, has been selected as the Sun- liner of the Year for Strike Fighter Squadron-81, Naval Air Station, Cecil Field, Florida. Mr Warwick was chosen from among all the sailors assigned to the command, and was cited for his outstanding performance of duty, proficiency, leadership, initiative and military bearing. He joined the Navy in April 1981. Messenger PEOPLE A. PERRY McGUIRE, Sheriff and Treasurer Of Greenbrier County "If you hire someone to help you with spring cleaning or otherwise hire someone to work around your house, it is likely you will need to pay Social Security taxes for the work," Roger B. Evans, Social Secu- rity manager in Covington, said. This includes babysitters and adult sit- ters. "Any time you pay a household worker $50 or more in a three month calendar quarter, the work is cov- ered by .Social Security. According to tax laws, you have a responsibility as an employer. This means, among other things, you need to ask to see the worker's Social Security card." Mr Evans said. "Copy the person's name and Social Security number as it is shown on the card. You will need the worker's home address, too, so you can send him or her a W-2 form at the end of the year. If work stops before the end of the year, you can give the person the W-2 form personally at the end of the employment period," Mr Evans added. "You need to deduct FICA taxes (7.85 per cent in 1990) from the employee's wages and pay an equal amount as the employer's share of the FtCA taxes. The taxes must be submitted to the Internal Revenue Service within a month after a quar- ter ends on IRS Form 942 (Employer's Quarterly Tax Return for Household Employees)," Mr Evans stated. If you have questions about any of the IRS tax forms, con- tact the Internal Revenue Service for assistance. Ask for Factsheet Number 11, "Household Workers." The local office is located at 214 West Main Street, Covington, Vir- ginia. Greenbrier County residents may dial "00" and ask for ENTER- " PRISE 1135 or call collect 1-703- 962-4941. hop to it and see us before all t.,h cam...and great deals...are gone! e 1989 CHRYSLER NEW YORKER-low miles, air, cruise, extra sharp .......... $15,495 1989 DODGE GRAND CARAVANSE-7 pass.,V6, lOW miles ................. $15,995. 1989 PLYMOUTH ACCLAIM-auto,, air, AM/FM stereo, low miles, ..L ....... $10,995. 1988 OLDS 98-cruise. air, auto., PW &PD ....................................................... $11,995. 1988 EAGLE 4 WD- auto., air, AM/FM Cassette ............................................. $10,995. 1988 PLYMOUTH RELIANT -4 dr., auto., air, ex. sharp! .......................... $7995. 1987 CHEV. CAPRICE CLASSIC SW-automatic, AC, extra sharp .......... $8995. 1986 'PONTIAC 6000 - air, p. windows & door locks, cruise, low miles ...... $7495. 1986 CAMARO Z28 - auto., air, low miles. V8, loaded, exc. canal ............ $9995, 986 FORD MUSTANG- 4 Speed ..................................................................... $4295., 986 FO tD TAURUS GL- 4 door. auto., air. AM/FM cassette, extra nice.,$7495. 985 DODGE ARIES-auto., air ........................................................................ $3495. 985 DODGE LANCER- 4 door, loaded with extras ............................ $6995., 985 EAGLE STA. WG.-4x4, air. auto.... ......................................................... $3995.. 984 DODGE 600-auto., air. AM/FM stereo ....................................................... $3495.. 984 BUICK ELECTRA S.W.- auot., air, cruise ..... : ........................................... $6995.. 1983 DODGE ARIES - 4WD. auto., air, ex, sharp ................................ $3495.. 1983 CHRYSLER LEBARON - 2 dr., auto., AC, AM/FM ................................... $2995.. 1983 PLYMOUTH RELIANT- low mileage, auto., exc, cond ......................... $3495.. 1983 CHRYSLER FIFTH AVENUE-luxury pkg., leather interior .................... $4995.. 1982 DODGE ARIES - 4 D, auto., air, above Qverage .................................... $1995.. 1974 VOLKSWAGEN BEETLE " . ..................................................... $2495., 1990 FORD F150 XLT LARIAT PKG. - 4x4, 5 spd., air ............. $14,995. 1988 DODGE W250- 3/4 ton LE & Prospector pkg., 4x4 .............................. $13,995: 1988 CHEVY 1500 SERIES 2-auto.. 4 WD. Scottsdale Pkg., low mileag,$11,995. 1988 DODGE RAM 50- 4 WD, long W.B., 8 spd, tow mi es ............................ $8495. 1988 DODGE W150- 8 ft bed, 4x4. 318 V-8.4 speed ........................ $I 1,995. 1987 DODGE W150- 4 WD, tong wheel base. auto. air, LE package ..... $I 1,995. 1986 DODGE W150-4x4, auto., LE pkg., fiberglass topper ..................... $9495. 1986 DODGE RAM 50 SPORT - auto,, low mile ................................. $7295. Far From New By Amy Ingram Greenbrler:College Trainee A nice grandmotherly lady sitting in a rocker and patently sewing on a seemingly endless project. This may be the image the words quilt or quilt- ing bring to mind Far from a neces- sity these days, quilting is being taken up by men and women of all ages as a hobby, a craft, and an art. The Mountain Messenger inter- viewed Betty Sheets, an employee at Quilts Unlimited, located at 203 East Washington Street in Lewis- burg. It is one of a chain of five shops located around the country and owned by Joan Fenton and AI- bie Tabackman. Their other shops are located in Aspen, Colorado; Wil- liamsburg, Virginia; at The Home- stead in Hot Springs, Virginia; and at The Greenbrier in White Sulphur Springs. Quilts Unlimited carries both an- tique quilts and recently made ones. Quilts must be at least fifty years old to be considered antique. The antique quilts are purchased through "finders" around the country. The shop also purchases antique quilts from estate auctions, and some from individuals. The modern quilts are sewn by approximately 250 to 300 craftspeople who either piece, quilt, or do both. The majority of these in- dividuals live within a 40 to 50-mile radius of Lewisburg. They use an- tique quilts in poorer condition to make quilted clothes, pillows, or stuffed animals. The newer quilts at the shop may be machine pieced but must be hand quilted or appli- qued. Ms Sheets says she sees a vari- ety as far as age is concerned. She sees younger adults showing an interest in piecing and quilting along with the older adults who purchase more templates or quilt patterns. She also sees a number of men who take an interest in quiltingl Pur- chasers often use the quilts for wall hangings or put them on a bed and decorate a room around them. ' Ms Sheets adds the market for quilts is growing. At this shop the average price for a new queen size quilt runs from $585 to $695. The average price for a double bed size antique quilt is $450 to $495 and depends on quilt pattern, age, qual- ity, and condition. Jennifer Taler is a 33-year-old shop owner from Rupert. Mrs Taler says she began quilting as a hobby because she always liked fabric and loved quilts. She has been sewing for approximately twenty years and ! Meadow Bridge 1934 Signature Quilt quilting for around ten years. She has sewn approximately seven or eight quilts and uses them as wall hangings, sells some of them, and has given them as gifts. She also makes quilted wall hangings and aprons. Mrs Taler is married with two sons. She recently started her own craft shop along Route 60 in Rupert. The shop is called Sawdust and Stitches and has been open three months. She sells quilting supplies, craft supplies, and needlework sup- plies The shop also does custom framing. Mrs Taler sees an interest from people of all ages. "1 have a real demand for quilt classes," she noted. She currently is teaching her first class. This class has eight stu- dents who are doing beginner lap quilting. This style of quilting is done using fabric blocks and does not re- quire a quilting frame. Mrs Toter decided to start this business because, "1 had always been interested in crafts and the lo- cal need for such a shop was evi- dent." Obviously, quilts have an inter- esting future and a rich history. A quilt with such a history belongs to Eugenia Thomas of Meadow Bridge. This quilt was given to her as a birthday present from her mother, Mrs Nellie Garten, also of Meadow Bridge. The quilt was used as a fund raiser for the Meadow Bridge Mis- sionary Baptist Church many years ago. Mrs Garten said the worship service collection was used to pay the two ministers and the Sunday school offerings were used for litera- ture for the classes. This left a need for funds to maintain the building, so the church formed a Ladies Aid to assist with the problem. The Ladies Aid began a rather creative fund raiser. The women started a quilt and charged ten cents a person to have the names of fami- lies or individuals embroideried on the quilt. They began by placing the names in small white triangular sec- tions of the pattern but had more names than room and had to put on the outside border, or set-up squares. According to who was a member Aid and assisted in botht and solicitation of quilt was completed in Embroidered upon the names of dividuals. Mrs Garten names from Meadow Rainelle, Fayetteville, and all the local areas keep all the names in the of one person but the too much and others The names are mainly viduals but there are ness people, lawyers and the names of a few nesses, including the Murphy's an( Most of the people for the quilt are either no longer living in this Mrs Garten. Some of the pearing on the quilt ar Kessler, Gladys Lee, R. H. Blake Jr., Mrs F face, Celesta Brugh, and, the names of Mr and Mrs ten and Eugenia. Mrs Garten tells of a and his wife, Cora, names put on the ( do more. They had no therefore, no more namesi they had the name of on the quilt. Several years later, purchased the quilt for $25 dollars. She says not remember exactly there were objections to the donation at the time. the quilt to her daughter, she always had an thought she should have The talent of necessity for our a craft and an art. Quilts '~ made to keep the families warm during or to decorate the homes. With the advent (: cially made blankets, of favor as a common the beauty and individuatit is being carried on like these. I | | | WHAT YOU DO IS NEWS TO US (AND ABOUT 50,000 OTHER FOLKS) CONTACT THE MOUNTAIN MESSENGER WITH YOUR NEWS 647-5724 122 North Court Street, Lewisbut W.Va. 24901 pmmmmmm=-mmmmmmmmmmmmm~ New On The Block II e is now open Used furniture, appliances, dishes, clothing & etc. Shop others first and then come to us for 121 E. Washington St. Lewisburg, WV l I I Rainelle Town Representatives of Processing Company Virginia, will attend ing of the Rainelte ToWn discuss the possible chase of the Bowman The news was March 27 Council corder W. H. JohnsOrL has expressed interest for the purpose, of chemical recycling bU-' plant is located on of town and served as 8 of Gulf Oil products 1980. It was subset to the Town of Raine le. Visiting Reladves Driving You Up A WaIB You know the story. Your Aunt Clara came to visit for a few claw, but you're beginning to think she's a permanent fixture in your house. Bring her on down to U-Save Auto Rental and we'll put her behind the wheel of a dependable and economical car. We can't guarantee she'll spend every hour , t sightseeing, but we bet shell have . a great time driving her own car. After all, how do you know you weren't driving her crazy, too? gt'/'OIE/eT. Your Home Town Car Rental Company In other business, heard from Tracy peared before the groU about a delinquent collection bi!l she calved. She told the never used the city's g ice and thus did not should have to pay the members explained the tial garbage collection sessed against all regardless of used. No action was matter. Mayor John Hill read Mantle Christy, a res! near the Eighth controversial Christy complained being dis the goal be moved. Youngsters have playing basketball at are creating a safety passing motorists, Hill. After discussion Council, Mr Hill said lie tigate the matter gate possible legal the city attorney. The Council budget, totaling ure is $97,000 more 90 amount, due i pected increase in ad and gross sales in the the extra funds street repair.