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ore flood damage istance available West Virginia Housing according to need. nent Fund (WVHDF) now Ranking factors will inchJde million to help families debt-to-income ratio, family size Ir or rebuild their flood- and pre-application date. So, it is homes, vital that early action is taken! newWVHDF programs will The Home Rehabilitation grants or loans of up to program may be used in ne repairs and low- conjunction with funds from other sources, but not for the same mortgages of up to (including lot value) for repairs. )me construction. In this program, eligible families Programs are for eligible will receive up to $15,000 in one of pal residence three forms: (1) as an installment or damaged in the loan; (2) as a loan with payment )er flood. Total gross deferred for up to 15 years; or (3) as a grant with no repayment income must be no 000. required. The specific form will be ~re this assistance, the determined bythe family's income to attend one of the two and existing housing debts. meetings listed below: What if the home is beyond April 24, 1986 at repair? Consider the Last Resort in Ronceverte at the Mortgage Program, for those who Methodist Church have been unable to obtain a antasAve, mortgage loan from any other :lay, April 25, 1986 at source. Down payment is not Alderson City Hall mandatory. on Monroe Street. The mortgages will carry an Mrs. Betty Lou interest rate of 7.89 percent and a i Specialist with term of up to 30 years. However, if Virginia University the monthly payment is beyond the Extension Service applicant's ability to pay, credits Extension and may be available to reduce the Education will fully payments. and WVU Unlike some other assistance rom Greenbrier, programs, this program will allow and Monroe Counties flood survivors to rebuild on their homeowners in own lots. forms necessary to Each of these WVHDF programs of these programs, has specific eligibility require- a initiatives--theHOME ments. The Greenbrier, Summers PROGRAM and and Monroe County Extension RESORT MORTGAGE Offices are working to assist The Could be a real boonto Flood Outreach Recovery Office Summers and Monroe located at 100 Church Street in ~Sidents, many of whom Lewisburg, WV 24901 which has disappointed in their complete information for potential to get housing applicants. The Flood Outreach Recovery 'million Home Rehabilita- Office is distributing application will consider forms, accepting completed as they are received applications and forwarding them money is distributed, to WVHDF. However, the Flood million Last Resort Outreach Recovery Office, or the ram is set up Greenbrier, Summers or Monroe will accept pre- County Extension Offices are not until June 10, 1986. involved in determining who will thenberanked receives a grant or loan or in determining amounts. Elect JOHN CHESTER for brier County Oard of Education Better schools through better leadership Pd. for by political candidate. UPPER CUT s Y ,NQ sA . na Sun Bed and Ear Piercing J Bed in air conditioned room--by appointment--night Terri or Lisa for appointment and cost at 645. for FREE Sun Bed Membership and Ear Street 24901 Phone FROM THE MAYOR'S DESK P. L. Gainer, Mayor City of Lewisburg We have finally reached the day of reckoning as far as our water rates are concerned, k rate increase must be implemented on July 1st. As a pre-condition to the loans and grants for the new water treatment system, the Federal government required that the City Council approve higher water rates sufficient to pay debt service and reserve on the loans. In 1982, the Council therefore authorized a rate increase, but directed that it not be implemented until absolutely necessary. Since 1982, we have been able to forestall the increase by various economies, efficiencies and by judicious use of our reserve account. That worked for a while-- as long as we were paying "interest only" on the loan. When the payments to principal began last fall, our reserve account began to decrease at an alarming rate. We can delay no longer. The Council has directed that the following rates be implemented on July 1, 1986. USAGE INSIDE CITY PER OUTSIDE CITY PER 1,000 GALLONS 1,000 GALLONS First 3,000 Gallons "$3.90 $4.88 Next 17,000 Gallons $2.99 $3.75 Next 30,000 Gallons $2.62 $3.28 Next 30,000 Gallons $2.25 $2.81 Over 80,000 Gallons $1.88 $2.34 Minimum Bill $3.50 $4.20 WVSOM Enrichment Seminar The West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine will sponsor its Second Annual Enrichment Seminar April 22-23 at The Brier Inn in Lewisburg. The WVSOM Employee Enrich- ment Seminar, to be held during National Secretaries Week, is designed to provide employees within both the public and private section with an opportunity to enhance office skills and knowledge. Guest lecturers for the two-day event include: Peggy McClure, chairman of Southern West Virginia Community College's business department, who will discuss "Improving Personal Productivity;" James M. O'Donnel, systems engineer for Charleston's IBM North-Central Marketing Division, who will discuss "Computer Incentive/Motivation;" and Judith Holt, M.S., psychologist from Princeton, addressing "Successfully Working with People." A luncheon/style show, sponsored by the WVSOM Classified Employees Council will be held April 23, with fashions provided for by Sidney's of Greenbrier Valley Mall and the Esquire Just Hair of White Sulphur Springs. The conference will be held over two half-day sessions, with lectures scheduled for 1-4:30 p.m. on Tuesday April 22, and 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 23. Lunch is included during Wednesday's schedule. Registration fee for the WVSOM Employee Enrichment Seminar is $25. To register, or for further information, contact Sue Morgan, program chairman, WVSOM, 400 North Lee St. Lewisburg, WV, 24901, 645-6270,ext. 316. EcoTheater_to receive award EcoTheater has just learned that Governor Arch A. Moore, Jr. will be presenting the certificate that has been awarded to EcoTheater by America The Beautiful Fund. The award ceremony will take place in Charleston at the Capital at 11 a.m. April 30 in the Governor's Office. Through a recommendation by Governor Moore eleven years ago, fifteen youths from the Governor's Summer Youth Program were assigned to work for a new project in Summers County. The young troupe members distinguished themselves with plays about local stories and characters: John Henry and Die Miz Dacey. The EcoT~heater company, now an adult company, has carried on the tradition, and has been the subject of more than ten articles in the national press. Maryat Lee, producer-playwright of EcoTheater, hopes that the Hinton EcoTheater company, member of the Hinton Chamber of Commerce, and other friends will be present, along with representa- tives from the Seed groups located in Rupert, Summersville, Mullens and Bradshaw, to share the honor. The National Recognition Awards are given annually for outstanding record of achieve- ment and creativity, to the one hundred best volunteer projects in America. EcoTheater is the only organization in West Virginia to receive the award this year. EcoTheater will be performing The Hinton Play at Pipestem State Park Amphitheater on Wednesday evenings during the summer. Your first impression is left by your business cards .... BUSINESS CARDS ENVELOPES LETTER HEADS MATCHING Contact STATIONARY t tukler PRINTING AND OFFICE SUPPLY COMPANY 217 E. Washington St., Lewisburg, WV 24901 PHONE 645-1480 The Mountain Messenger, Tuesday, April 22, 1986 Ill 3 Lewisburg BPW Club meets Twenty-eight members and guests of the Lewisburg Business and Professional Women's Club recently met at the Country Kitchen in Fairlea, for their regular dinner-meeting. Following a delicious meal, Program Chairman Alinda Perrine, introduced John Manchester, Cheryl Griffith and Henry Sessions, all candidates for the Greenbrier County Board Of Education. John Manchester, Editor of the Mountain Messanger, has two children in the Greenbrier County School system. He pledged to ask a lot of questions and be an independent voice, if elected. Cheryl Griffth, currently a substitute teacher, tutor and pre- school teacher, also has two children who will soon be in the school system. She feels that it is important for educators to serve on the School Board because they have first-hand knowledge of the system's needs. Henry Sessions, Executive Vice President of Appalachian Electronic Instruments, Inc., has had four children pass through the Greenbrier County school systems and has a desire to give back to that system. Mr. Sessions feels he could provide the school board with sound business background and viewpoint. A note of appreciation from the Greenbrier County Library was read, which thanked the group for their generous donation of three research books and bookcases, which will be presented to the library when they arrive. During committee reports, Sandra Loudermilk, chairman of the Legislation Committee, reminded all those present that May 13th is Election Day and the last day for registering is April 14th. She encouraged everyone to exercise their right to vote. Brenda Smith, Scholarship Chairman, announced that four applicants have applied for a $200.00 scholarship to be awarded by their Lewisburg BPW Club. She also stated that the deadline for recieving applications has been extended to April 21, and that notices have been posted at Greenbrier East High School. A report of the Nominating Committee, consisting* of Alinda Perrine, Brenda Smith and Jennifer Childers, was given. The following officers were duly elected: President, Nadine L. Smith; President Elect, Janet Sharer; Vice President, Jennifer Childers; Treasurer, Rita Hassen; Recording Secratary, Elizabeth "Liz" Wickline; and Corresponding Secretary, Chris Rapp. A parlimentarian will be appointed at a later date. Those attending were John Manchester, Cheryl Griffth, Henry Sessions, and Del. Sarah Lee Neal. Members were Jennifer Childers, Liz Wickline, Teresa Boehringer, Phyllis Hamrick, Sandra Loudermilk, Nadine Smith, and JoAnn LaFountain, Margaret Irvine, Dare Brown, Dreama Pettit, Laura Loudermilk, Janet Sharer, Bee Gladwell, Ethel Wiley, Linda Morgan, Brenda J. Smith, Rita Hassen, Belinda Smith, Mary Margaret Londeree, Rosalie Detch, Alinda Perrine, Chris Rapp, Debbie Wanzer, and Jackie Graham. New provision expected to boost statewide literacy efforts A new law providing for a state income tax "check-off" to fund statewide literacy efforts was hailed as a significant step toward wiping out adult illiteracy in West Virginia. The legislation to establish an adult literacy program and to enable voluntary "check-off" contributions to fund the program from the state income tax refunds was passed during the recent legislative session and was signed into law by Gov. Arch Moore last week. "This is a highly important boost to our efforts to eradicate adult illiteracy in the state," said Robert Dixon, chairman of the West Virginia Adult Literacy Coalition, an organization including 40 state agencies and volunteer literacy groups. During the past year, Dixon noted, the number of trained volunteer literacy tutors has been doubled and efforts are being made to increase the number of students receiving literacy. training. "We are getting a good response to our current statewide billboard campaign, but there are still approximately 250,000 adult West Virginians out there who are still functionally illiterate and who would benefit from the training," Dixon said. The coalition operates a toll-free referral number for arranging tutoring, 1-800-642-2670. In addition, Dixon said, those interested may contact their local volunteer literacy groups, now functioning in all area of the state, or their local libraries. IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII! WIN/ With Dixon's Discount ISle,oDe WINNER! Claude Atkins Gap Mills, WV He did it here! Dixon's Discount Over $21,000 in Winnings Harts Run, W. Va. 536-3128 IIIIIIIIIIIIIIII!11111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111 FOR TERRIFIC STEAK DEAL HEAD FOR BONANZA INSTEAD. % INT AT REGISTER )n any purchase !ously discounted. Lauder etics... SELECTION OF SPRING DRESSES Missy and Jrs. 33% OFF DESIGNER BELTS AND SASHES 33% OFF COTTON LISLE SHORT SLEEVE SHIRTS Sizes S thru XL Reg. $26.00 to $35.00 SALE $18 to $24.50 ENTIRE STOCK OF SPRING SUITS Ladies dress and casual. 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