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April 14, 1987     Mountain Messenger
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April 14, 1987

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8A The Mountain Messenger, Tuesday, April 14, 1987 Biting dogs - a continuing problem for Postal Service We all look forward to spring, but as the themometer mercury inches up each day, the rise in temperature also heratds a time of special concern for the area post ~offices. It is the beginning of dog- bite season when pet owners allow their dogs outdoors and unrestrained pets attack letter carriers, other delivery personnel and utility company meter readers. it happens every spring, almost like clockwork. There is good news, however, thanks to your help. Last year local post office employees suffered fewer dog bites than in 1985. Yet, despite that reduction, more than 4.000 carriers nationally were bitten by dogs last year. Those figures are unacceptably high. Your neighbors and friends who work for the Postal Service know too well that dog bites are no laughing matter. Dog bites acount for untold pain, for lost workhours, and possible delays in mail delivery. Some victims suffer disfigure- ment, others have been permanently disabled, or live their lives in constant pain because of a dog attack. Even for those less seriously injured, the physical and psychological scars are slow to heal. That's why we need to ask for your continuing assistance to free letter carriers of this hazard. The cost of the Postal Service -- and to dog owners who subsequently pay both unjury costs and punitive damages in many do~11t)ite cases -- exceeded $3 million last year. The common assertion, "he doesn't bite,"is not supported by statistics, Any dog will bite if it feels it is protecting its .territory or its ownner. If you are a dog owner, please join our fight to end this serious problem. Help us by keeping your dogs restrained by a fence, secure leash or tether. If necessary, keep your dog inside when your carrier delivers the mail each day. Dog owners who do not restrain their pets risk lawsuits and interruption of home mail delivery. The Postal Service will seek to recover damages when a carrier is biten, and will councel injured carriers wishing to sue on their own. if required for the safety of our employees, we will interrupt mail delivery where loose dogs are aproblem -- including, in extreme cases, entire neighborhoods. Instead, please join with us to combat this common problem. Help our employees better serve you. They are committed to giving you the best mail delivery in the world, but they need your help. lb. Layer Crumbles ....... 3. 50 lb. Cracked Corn ............ 2 50 lb. Scratch Grain ............ 3.85 GOOD THURS. THRU SAT. (APRIL 16-18) ONLY. GREENBRIER VALLEY FARM CENTER rq=,~ Ronceverte, WV 647-4455 Kennebec ~eed Potatoes ..... 50,b bag 6.65 3 Cu. Ft. Pine- Bark Nuggets Mini or Reg 2.65 Pictured from left to right are Trooper Friend, Program Chariman Roger Boone, and Corporal Childers. Childres and Friend address Ronceverte Rotary On Tuesday, April 7, the Ronceverte Rotary Club met at the Ronceverte Fire House for its weekly meeting. Corporal Childers, of the West Virginia State Highway Patrol spoke to the Club concerning the work of the Highway Patrol in the area. He gave a summary of their personnel in the area and the State. He spoke of the problem the Patrol is having serving the State with the cuts in budget they are having to go through. Trooper Friend spoke of the drug problems in the area and how the Patrol is trying to deal with it. The program was presented by Program Chairman, Roger Boone. Ronceverte Junior Fire Department holds drill, accepts new applicants On February 25, the Ronceverte Junior Volunteer Fire Department held its weekly drill. Applications were accepted at this time for new mere bers. The members of the junior department are headed by three senior advisors. They are: Freddie Hodges, Donald Dowdy, and Bill Burns. After the regular meeting and introductions, Donald gave the applicants a tour of the Department and told them the ground rules. The juniors, after receiving senior department on actual calls. They will help to put the trucks back in service after the calls, help with fund raisers, and help with work details during the year. The members of the RJ.V.F.D. are: John Gregory -(Captian); Pat Standard; John Ratliff; Nikki Brackenrich; and Robert Carola. The new applicants are: Missy O'Brien, Missy Carter, Tracy Riley, Kathy Burns, Greg Carter, and Dwight Morgan. The new applicants must servea .,~: Monroe School Board votes The Monroe County Board of Education met in regular session April 6, at Union Elementary School. The board certified its meeting held at Greenville School on March 2. The board entertained one delegation of a request to transfer school zones. The Board took the request under advisement and will make a decision at a late date. A special indepth report on attendance and suspension of students throughout the county was given by Assistant Superin- tendent/Attendance Director, Oliver Porterfield. He reported to the board that he is actively working with parents and school personnel with the dropout prevention program. Mr. Robert Humphreys, General Supervisor, gave the board a report on activities related to curriculum with special emphasis upon classification of schools. Mr. Humphreys is working actively with the committee on classifying all schools in Monroe County. This is a Pilot Program with fourteen counties participating. Next school term, Monroe County Schools will be evaluated by on-site review teams. James Gore, Principal of Peterstown School, gave the board an up-to- date report on his school pertai ning to efforts he has going to maintain an effective school. David Sable, Special Education Director, gave the boart~'a report on special education and the work he is doing in working with schools in developing a policy for implemen- ting the program. In other business a bus was approved for Community Srvices to students to camp this The Governor's Program was approved.' were adopted for a pe years for Science and following compani adopted: Science Burdette and Giunn; 9 - Heath Company, M= Company, Holt, Allyn/Bacon. Health Harcourt, Brace, - Glencoe. School calendar approved converting Ju~ instructional days. attend school through this year. The board superintendent to proposal to microfische pemanent records for safer storage. Budget ments and transfers approved. The following personnel! were approved: Dalton and Edwin i of Absence: Kathleen remainder of this Resignation: Glenn Gap Mills Junior High Substitute Custodian Waddell, Peterstown The next regular Monroe County Board of I will be held at Elementary School, May p.m. SUNDAY APRIL 19th 12 week probationary period proper training, will assist the before becoming actual members. ~~~/'7/~ ~ "'~'" 'w.-o.-w.,~, ~Piano R.epair~ atEasterMt.Hermonegg ~w~.-o.-*..LS ~..-s..,.,.~s..,.c. ~ Service 104 Greenbrier Ave., eMOBILE HOMES eBOATS eTRAILERS ~ 30 YEARS EXPERIENCE . White Sulphur Spgs.. WV eMASON/UI CLEANING *OEGREASIN6 ~ The Most Cemp/ete ' ~ The Renick Stickers 4-~ Free Estimates eHOUSES eLlOglO SANDBUtSTING ~nl Shop in the Viriinias ~ sponsoring an Easter Egg 536.2525 ~,es of pianos, player~---~ Mt. Herman Methodis ~-~ pmnos, and pump organs, call ~-~_"~ ~ ,, r--.~ Saturday, April 18 from OUR MOBILE SERVICE codes TO YOU ~ Thomas E. 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