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2A The Mountain Messenger, Thursday April 26, 1990 Helen Woodward When working on any form of puzzle, one clue always leads to the next to finish the work. Sometimes our puzzles, either crossword, jig- saw, or life's everyday adventures leave us wondering if we will solve the mystery. When the importance becomes a prerogative we intuitively place the basic first piece. Herbs are nature's healing reme- dies for man's primary riddles. Pic- ture an old-fashioned balance scale in your mind. In astronomy this is a constellation ,n the southern hemi- sphere called Libra. In astrology, Li- bra is the seventh sign of the zo- diac, a cardinal air sign ruled by the planet Venus, symbol of harmony, iustice and fairness, "an iron hand in a velvet qlove," a quiet and diplo- .............. Take out a subscription to the Mountain Messenger Subscription Rates In State; $14.84 In State Senior Citizens $13.78 In State Students $I 1.13 (9 mos.) Out of State $15.00 Out of State Senior Citizens $14.00 Mountain Messenger 122 N. Court Street Lewisburg, WV 24901 II matic leader. Now try to weigh your physical, emotional, intellectual and spiritual self on this balance scale. Each moment of every day we add some- thing to one side in an attempt to seek a level balance with the other. When we do not add the right joys and smiles, vitamins and minerals, we get "out of balance" frustrated, nervous and stressed. We tense to the point at anger, belligerence hatefulness or even just plain bitter- ness which has a functional ending in uselessness. Coordinating all of these ideas on English paper was perhaps first ac- complished in "Culpeper's Complete Herbal" first published eartv in the ,7th century. Historically, credit goes to the Ayurvedic practices of India and Traditional Chinese Medi- cine (T.C.M.) of China. Both of these theories were developed many cen- turies earlier and both contain a base in the four cardinal zodiac ele- ments of air, earth, fire and water. A fun and simple herbal ex- amples the ARTICHOKE, cynara scolymus, a plant native to the Ara- bian counties, introduced to Spain via North Africa when under the Moslem influence and now native to and cultivated in southern Africa and Europe, extensively in France. Culti- vation of this produce in the United States varies in popularity among our regions and citizenship. Artichokes, according to Nicholas Culpeper, are ruled by Venus, ruler of our liver and gall bladder which controls our emotions and nervous system and is regulated by our inter- nal thermostat, the thyroid gland. Interestingly enough this beneficial food item is a diuretic which in- creases the flow of urine, a chola- gogue which increases the flow of bile into the intestines and an aphro- disiac which increases sexual desire or potency. More pieces begin to surround the first one placed as bile, a bitter alkaline brownish or greenish yellow fluid secreted by the liver and stored in the gall bladder, is gradually dis- charged into the duodenum, the be- ginning part of the small intestine starting with the lower end of the stomach. These secretions not only aid in the digestive process, they wash away fats. A problem, or blockage, in this area can create an ill-tempered, bitter person, maintain- ing this part in good working order insures the free-flow of blood through our filtering system alleviat- ing pressure on any other parts. As we start to smile from the in- side out even bur complexion im- proves for piece by piece we create a new and happier picture. Editor's Note: These articles are intended for educational pur- poses only. They are not intended to treat, diagnose or prescribe, nor to be considered as a substi- tute for professional care. in e announce ass Salesman, II. Lowell O'Dell lives in White Sulphur Sprihgs with his wife, learn. They have one daughter, Margaret. He is looking forward to meeting his many friends, old and new. You oan oall Lowell at home, 636-2307 or oall 6arten Ford, 1-800-344.6247 Rt. 60 East, Clifton Forge, Va. DL 1959 Continued From Page 1-A cated on a lot:purchased in 1803 by Henley Chapman, a lawyer. The rear wing was built in 1820, he said, and Mr Chapman's son Augustus inherited the property in 1830. Au- gustus served as a representative from Monroe County to the Virginia Assembly three times and served in the 28th United States Congress in the 1840's, Dr Ripley said. He also served as a brigadier general in the Virginia Militia at the start of the Civil War and saw action in the Kanawha Valley; his son Beirne organized a gunnery company from Monroe and Greenbrier counties, called Chapman's Battery, according to Dr Ripley. Ms Fischer said she expects the house to provide facilities for the clothing store, reception and meet- ing rooms, dining room, offices, and food preparation. Also included will be areas for the sewing/crafts pro- gram, child care, weatherization pro- gram, and food bank. With five rooms available for meetings of up to 20 persons, members of the council hope to make meeting space available to community groups when needed. The first floor is accessible to the handicapped. Volunteers from the Union Lions Club are helping install a front porch, and other organizations and individuals throughout the county are expected to help in the renova- tion project. Ms Fischer said she hopes enough work will be done by June to allow the clothing store to move in. Additional renovations will be completed in stages as funds are raised. Approximately $25,000 is needed to complete renovations throughout the building, Ms Fischer said. '1 hope we will be able to have everything moved to the Hensley House in about a year," she added. The Monroe County Community Services Council began operations in a dairy barn near Greenville in 1977. In 1981 it moved to the base- ment floor of the Caldwell Building in downtown Union. It has been rent- ing the house on North Street since 1984. An 18-member Board of Direc- tors sets policy and makes official decisions for the non-profit organiza- tion. One-third of the board mem- bers are elected officials, one-third are low-income individuals, and the remaining third are from businesses and local agencies. Officers include president Jan Gelderman, vice- president Sharon Harris, treasurer Margurite Fullen, and secretary Viv- Jan Bowie. Messenger PEOPLE PEOPLE -- Starting At Just Per Sq. 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"See Dealer For Details "" With Approved Credit "" With $250. O0 Minimum Purchase ,,:/% F A Ma v+rpet Store Rt, 60 West, Just 2 miles from downt Lewisburg 645-3559 Leslie One of my dreams is to go on an English garden tour in the peak of spring to visit the manor houses there. I want to see the vastness of their grounds, the contrast of new growth and bygone architecture, the mown walkways and pitted statuary, the clipped hedges and wide herba- ceous borders, the terraces and manicured lawns. But I am more eager to visit the cottage gardens of the country dwellers. If the books on the subiects are faithful to their char- acter, these cottage gardens have an intimacy and charm that makes them more appealing than the grand and formal estates. Maybe I prefer cottage gardens because they are within the reach of everyone. Their beauty is more de- pendent upon the imagination and patience than the pocketbook of their owner. The owner is the crea- tor of the cottage garden, not a hired team of landscaping experts. Cot- tage gardens are less contrived and symmetrical because they were not planed on paper in advance and then laid out all at once. They have evolved slowly and at odd moments in the day when a housewife dug a slip of baby's breath from a neighbor's yard or transplanted an overgrown clump of lilies She tucked them in wherever fhey would fit. With too many other chores to do the cottage gardeners tend to let their plants run wild and crowded, without a great deal of fuss over pruning, clipping, or planning. Nor are they fussy about what kinds of plants sit next to each other in the bed. The cottage gardeners take what they can get and share what they have, the kind of philosophy we might all do well to live with. The result in England has been the kind of dwelling that belongs in a fairy tale. Thatched, gabled and shut- tered, chimneys sticking out no longer in use, the bungalow is sur- rounded .by overgrown vines on it roof and fences and flowers have consumed the walkways and lawns. Somewhere in the midst of all this profusion there is probably a wooden bench where you can hide or dream, a bee skep (a domed hive made of twisted straw coils) and a bird bath where the sparrows splash in the mid-afternoon extent of g These cottages have flowers and so little owners must have a hardl ing space for their ve somehow they manage space fc: a kitchen bean teepees and hold up the tomatoes add tic charm of the kitchen gardens are not by rows as their parts. Everything seems t0! sprung out of the rich clustered happily together. I guess I'm a hope~essl These cottage gardens the quieter way of life close to the earth; but it is be a hippie when are no sirens in the just bird calls to identify on the garden bench. The! ment here is a slow hammock instead of a the mall The beauty is what has been created and this beauty is shared V passerby. Even the rusty! can leaning against the to belong. It appears as the garden. The chi mossy roofs, cracked green patinaed flower their condition for a very No one is in a frenzy to repaired. Anything newly or scrubbed, in fact, false note. One day I'm going to Dorset, to Surrey, Derbyshire, to Sussex, Heath, to St drink it all in. In the going to root everything I c hands on --- vines, nuals, shrubs, bush garden is brimming I'r0 transplant my lavender rounds my house. Every succumb to its smell. weave a bee skep to garden. Call me an head in the sand. Call tionary, an idealist. Go me a romantic. I will be bench surrounded by momiles and Iowlying I cannot hear you, In Rupert Two unarmed burglars made off with $1,950.21 in checks and cash from a Rupert grocery store April 18, according to the Greenbrier County Sheriff's Department. 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