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8A The Mountain Messenger, Thursday, April 19, 1990 Continued from Page 7-A Earl Pat Rutherford Fairlea --- Earl Pat Rutherford, 49, died April 6, 1990, at a Fairlea hospital, fol- lowing a long illness. Born July 6, 1940, at Lewisburg, he was the son of the late Sitas and Stetla Wanless Rutherford. Mr Rutherford was a member of the Lib- erty Baptist Church at Lewisburg and a veteran with 21 years of service, having served in Korea and Vietnam. He was preceded in death by two broth- ers, Gene and Robert L. Rutherford, and a sister, Doris Ann Rutherford Survivors include his wile, Sharon Ruth- erford; a brother, William G Rutherford of Lewisburg, and a sister, Nancy L. Breen of ~ltsville, Maryland. Services were at Liberty Baptist Church in Lewisburg with Pastor Larry Dean offi- ciating. Burial was at Greenbrier Memo- rial Gardens in Lewisburg with military graveside rites. Arrangements were made by McCraw Funeral Home in Lewisburg Carlos Smoot Lewisburg - Carlos Smoot, formerly of Lewisburg, died April 6, 1990 at his home tn Waldorf, Maryland Funeral services were April 13, at the March Fu- neral Home in Baltimore, Maryland. He is survived by a 'sister, Scharlotta Gardner of Lewisburg, James Alvin Weikle Union --- James Alvin Weikle, 37, died April 9, 1990, in a Roanoke, Virginia hos- pital, following a long illness. Born April 26, 1952, at Hinton, he was the son of Alvin C. and Janice Pearl Weikle of Union Mr Weikle was a member of Southern Baptist Church ot Livingston, Texas and was formerly employed by the Lone Star Feed Company of Livingston. Other survivors include three brothers, Danny Weikle of Hinton and Gary and Brady Weikle, both of Union, and two sisters, Nancy Rose of Hinton and Bev- edy Baldwin of Unioh. Services were at Lobban Funeral Home Chapel in AIderson with Reverend Bobby Ratliff officiating, Burial was in Mr Alex- ander Cemetery at Sarton. Ellen Louise Williams Williamsburg -- Ellen Louise Williams, stillborn infant daughter of Roger Lee and Peggy Spencer Williams died April 7, 1990 in a Fairtea hospital. Other survivors include a half-brother, Russell Dale (Chop) Williams of Frankford: maternal grandmother, Thelma Spencer of Sam Black and pa- ternal grandmother, Stelta Owens of Huntington Memorial service was at Wallace Memo- rial Mausoleum Chapel at Ctintonville with Reverend Mike Tincher officiating. Burial was in End of the Trail Cemetery at Clintonville, Arrangements were made by Wallace and Wallace Funeral Home in Rainelle. Marian C. Wood Lewisbutg =~:~rsMa~tl C: Woodl 61, died April 13, 1990, in a Fairlea hospital after a long illness. She was a member of Lewisburg United Methodist Church and purchasing agent for Greenbrier Center. She was a mem- ber of Eastern Star. Surviving: son Richard D of Lewisburg; daughters, Nanette Susan Skaggs and Terri Lee Townsend, both of Lewisburg; brother, Carlos Gtadwell of Lewisburg; sister, Faye Barnett of Fort Worth, Texas; two grandchildren Services were at Old Stone Presbyterian Church, Lewisburg, with Reverends Dex- ter Taylor and J. Christopher Roberts of- ficiating, Burial was in Greenbrier Memo- rial Gardens, Lewisburg, Arrangements were made by McCraw Funeral Home, Lewisburg. 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 Oulb. 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. I felt the satisfaction of a mother after birth even though 1 can't claim having anything to do with 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 t 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 "tonight 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. (1 avoid going down there unless there's an .,iJl emergency for which I need to flip the circuit breaker. I reminds me of a concentration camp bunker), Welt, at any rate, the amaryllis huddtes alone in its pot down in my ugly basement until its yellow leaves drop otf, 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. Past 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 1 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 wilt move it to the bay window, gullible foot 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. Walk For The Earth Sunday 22 April Greenbrier River Trail HH, I I i m, The Programm~ Welcomes general support donations ih~y"amount. We also invite p~cipation in the land acquisition plan. Individuals are offered a certificate of appreciation in return for donations to purchase and endow as many acres as they can of the Rio Bravo area at $50.00 an acre Name Address General Donation of $ Certificate (s) @ $50.00= Name you want to appear on certificate - For Further Infbrmation Or Send Your Tax-Deductible Check To Programme for Belize P.O. Box 1088Z, Vineyard Haven, MA 02568 from Lewisburg DESTINATION REGULAR COACH AAA LOW FAIR ROUND-TRIP Atlanta $342.00 $183.00 Boston $614,00 $239.00 Houston $948,00 $322.00 New Orleans $758.00 $280.00 Philadel phia $356.00 $193.00 New York $400.00 $228.00 Tampa $666.00 $260.00 Orlando $642,00 $239.00 Chicage $536.00 $239.00 Los Angeles $1146.00 $415.00 Fares quoted are for specific time periods and may require advance reservations, ticketing, or have other reqmrements. Surcharges may apply. * NO MEMBERSHIP FEES * GUARANTEED LOWEST AIR FARES * $200,000 FREE FLIGHT INSURANCE * HOTEL ANI) CAR RENTAL RESERVATIONS COURTEOUS & FRIENDLY PROFESSIONAL SERVICE NO FEE AMERICAN EXPRESS TRAVELERS CHECKS Lewisburg 645-6977 202 W. WASHINGTON STREET LEWISBURG, 24901 Toll Free in W.Va. 1-80( 222.7373 By Daniel Perry Greenbrier V,~lley Sierra Club All too often we feel we can not have an tmpact on the problems that threaten our world. What can we do about global warming, acid rain, pol- lution and the elimination of spe- cies? A truly positive opportunity to make a contribution to the future of the earth comes along so seldom we must take full advantage of it. Tropical forests, which comprise only six per cent of the earth's land surface, support over 50 per cent of all living species. In addition these forests protect water supplies, pre- vent soil erosion and contain most of the identified plant species used in medical applications such as the treatment of arthritis, heart disease and cancer. Yet we continue to destroy these vital areas at a shocking rate of fifty or more acres a minute! Rare spe- cies we know about, and some not yet identified by science, become extinct each day. We will never know what potential these species may have held for profound benefits in our lives and those of our chil- dren. Continued destruction simply does not make sense. We have already destroyed more than one half of the tropical forests or our planet. At our current rate of destruction, less than one quarter will remain by the year 2000. Defor- estation Ls resulting in "desertifica- tion", flooding, soil erosion and the very likely prospect of major climatic changes. A very real threat exists. Now is the time to take preventative action in an area where there is a realistic chance of accomplishing something lasting. Programme for Belize is one such opportunity. Be- lize, a self-governing nation on the Yucatan Peninsula has a long tradi- tion of stable government as it Was MAKE HER CUP RUNNETH OVER. send tl e FTD Secrotaries Week Bouq'tet. Secretane.s Week is April 22-28. RED OAKS SIIOPPLNG CF.NTF.R RONCI/VFJ(TI.2, W.VA. 647-5870 ---L~A reg,stered trademark of FTD ( I990 FfD r- formerly British Honduras. It has great natural beauty and teems with wildlife- jaguars, monkeys, and hundreds of species of birds and plants. Belize has practically 90 per cent of its original vegetahon cover, 70 per cent of which is forest. It is the site of the world's second largest barrier reef, still largely untouched. The Programme for Belize was started in 1988 in response to an opportunity to work with the Belize government in developing long-term resource management policies. As a non-profit Belizean conservation or- ganization the Programme enjoys the support of the Belize govern- ment, local conservation groups, as well as the endorsement of conser- vation agencies such as the Audubon Alliance, Nature Conser- vancy, World Wildlife Fund, and Greenbrier River Valley Sierra Club. The immediate focus is on secur- ing 110,000 acres of tropical forest in the northwestern corner of Belize. This land, and an additional 42,000 acres that are being donated to the project, will form the core of the Rio Bravo Conservation Area, a tropical forest reserve where education, re- search, tourism and sustained-yield agriculture and lumbering will take place. The area will be actively studied and managed to ensure that biologi- cal diversity is maintained and will provide jobs for native Belizians and help fund conservation efforts throughout Belize and thus preserve the natural biological heritage for which the country is justly t, Your contribution of $50 an acre of forest for the Please refer to the Valley Sierra Club this page, clip the cou with your contribution amount. Give a gift that difference. Give a gift this, the 20th Anniversary Day. Clean Up Sunday, April 22, is the', niversary of Earth Day! In tion of this event Pi Park will conduct a up program. Areas clean-up will be Long park roads and as many ing trails as may be groups or individuals wh0'~ participate may contact parkf ist, Jim Phillips, at show up at the Pipestern Center at 10 a.m. or 1 p.m,~ 22. Sunday Walk -- Walk on the Trail -- to Day. A pleasant amble sorb the sights, soun smell of spring along Start at the parking Caldwell at 2 p.m. ~ Call Leslee 4722 or Nancy 2862 for more I !: II II II :1 II II :1 II II II II II el l IrI I III I I I I I I IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII Environmental and Organizations In The Area * Audubon Society-Larry Davis. 645-6919 * Bear Hunters Association- Elmer Dixon. Rt. 5, Box 538 Renick, WV * Clear Creek Rod & Gun Club * Coon Hunters Association * Ducks Unlimited * Greenbrier County Litter Control Coalition Nancy Chambers * Greenbrier Recycling Center - Carl * Greenbrier River Planning Council - Leslee McCarty * Greenbrier River Trail Association - John Walkup, Leslee McCarty * izaac Walton League - Clyde Bowling * Mountain Streams & Monitors- Bob H .497-2788 * The Nature Conservancy * Save Our Mountains - Andrew Mainer * The Sierra Club - Mary Frances Bodemuller 645-7502 * Trout Unlimited - Steve King 645-1331 * West Virginia Highlands Conservancy * West Virginia Scenic Trails Association * West Virginia Wildlife Federation - Roger III IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII I, Those of us who live in the ' Greenbrier Valley share a special heritage...a special feeling towards our neighbors, the history we share, and bright promise of our future. Greenbrier Valley National Bank believes our strength is the strength of our community. Our future is in the dreams of our children. Our commitment is to make the Greenbrier Valley a better place for us all. Now you can help us keep the valley green when you stop by any of our four offices and pick up a tree seedling to ,, plant. Schools, civic and church groups are welcome to pick up a bundle of seedlings for mass plantings. The seedlings are free, and will be available while supplies last. Greenbrier Valley National Bank. Keeping the Valley green. %&L %, GREENBRIER VALLEY NATIONAL BANK ALDERSON LEWISBURG RAINELLE RUPERT Member Allegheny Bankshares Member FDIC t ,i I