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6B The Mountain Messenger, Thursday, April 26, 1990 Quality time WHEN JOIINNY CATCHES HIS FIRST FISH, it's hard to tell ~ho's the proudest -- Johnny or (h-amps. ~reational vehicles make it easier to take grandchildren on outdoor vacations, multiplying the expels that grandparents and grandchil- dren can share. NeW VAN NOSTRAND POTTERY!! 7ii, Colors & Designs A/p ce Shop - Phone 392-6500 ~-~ 1"64'exit156"Saemt'iBnga~kuCrh~rhlhubber~SNeRetds60'lmilewest 7i DNHN/BH/DHINP ROUTE 60 RUPERT, WVA Specialist for Custom Framing, Craft Supplies, Gifts and Craft Classes 392-5351 Hatilli all "Lifetime Guaranteed Service On All Our Mufflers" , SPECIALISTS IN INDIVIDUAL AND GROUP MEDICAL INSURANCE for Rt. 219, FRANKFORD NAPAAUTO CARE CENTER t No one can fail to be awed by the man- iloId bc:|utics of the great outdoors. The nl:!/csb of snowy-capped mountains and iowerh;g pines, of rugged, stony coast- lines whipped by the sea. takes our brcalh a~ay. And. we arc hilled alld be- guiled by the gentle grace of a clear pond, stirring with wildlili.', or of a flower-studded meadow m the golden, late-afternoon sunsMne. That so many of these nalural beauties re|ham is something of a miracle, in a century whose length has been marked b,, inexorable industrial progress and ur- b~mization. However, "while our natural resources ha'~e dwindled, nluch remains and+ today, an increasing number of peo- ple is comnlined to maintaining this natu- ral bounty thai has been loaned to us for future generations to treasure. Working together Many legislators are doing their best to designate aud preserve wildlife areas and parklands. Rightfully, people in the areas in which these national treasures are situ- ated are working hand in hand with gov- ernment to make sure that undeveloped areas survive and thrive. It is equally important for visitors to do their share, both by supporting orga- razed eftorts to maimain these lands and by respecting them during their stay. Cleaning up is an essential first step in this process, Wildlife areas and park- hinds are too extensive-and the people inw~lved in caring R~r them too ti~w--tbr eltiactive cleanup to be accomplished by anyoue but these people who use the areas. Renmmber thai litter is not only un- sightly but potentially dangerous. Wild animals whose homes you are visiting can nibble on the garbage that's been left behind, witk sometimes fatal results, Be prepared by bringing large trash bags with you. Be sure to dump all your refuse m them, and tidy up the area in v, hich you are picnicking or camping to make sure nothing has been left behind. JIM McCUTCHEON, Managing Agenl FOR BROCHURES & iNFORMATION CALL 645-3666 117 OR STOP BY EAST WASHINGTON ST,, SUITE 18 LEWISBURG, W.VA. 14' Lowe 6 hp Johnson Galvanized Trailer I I, ul i j i I i I HI II I IC I I I II 14' Bass Boat 45 hp Mariner Troltida Motor Driveon Trailer 18'7" 182 GXL Mercruiser 175 hp V6 Trailer 1 mile South of Beckley or Beaver Exit 1-64 1% e_., x%Ite_3P Encourage children to help out m this encotlnlcr an appropriate receptacle. process. Give each of them his or her Beucr still, avoid smoking at all in own garbage bag and send then] out to these pristine areas, to keep the air as collect refuse: ','(7ti iltlght give an award clean and clear as the rippling water in each day to the cMId ~aho has collected the nearb> stream. the most. ttmscvcr, rcnmmber that the If voti're going boating, be sure not to most important reward of this sorl of ac- throw trash overboard. Bring garbage tivity is the learning that is involved bags v, hh wm and fill them, tying them learning to love nature in all its aspects, carctuNy to prevent any of their contents and learning to help preserve its beauty' from escapine.. against the dubious encroachn3cnts of " "'civilization." While a single candy wrapper or soda If you plan to build a campfire, lind can may not seem like very much, an on- out if it is permitted in the area where going procession of this sort of material you will be, and make sure it is thor- can change the entire ecosystem era lake oughly extinguist]ed bctore abandoning or stream, endangering the creatures that it, dousing it with water as necessary. IKe in or near it. One small stray flame can ignite an en- The more conscious you and your tire forest and do enormous damage (m l~mfily are of the impact your habits can the lbrest itself and to the animals which have on the natural beauties of the great inhabit it) very quickly --damage it can outdoors, the more conscientious you are lake many years to erase, likely to be in caring for them. Do your Smoking, too, can cause significant best to preserve them as you found them, damage. Make sure all cigarette butts are for their own sakes and for the sake of completely extinguished before disposing future generations of visitors, who are of them, and don't simply pitch them into likely to be as enthralled and moved as a convenient stream or along the trail you are by the magnificent spectacle of you're walking on, bnt save them till you the glorious great outdoors. Setting out for a water skiing adventu Alcohol -- if used %vg,.gt:st '~a.'.a,~0, "m " Balance: Most people boating accidents either fall boat or capsize their boat andl the water. Balance is one things you lose when you hol. The problem is that you tice this reduction in abilit unstable boat is very Coordination: As the cobol you drink increases, coordinate your arm and leg is reduced. A drunk great difficulty trying to saving device, let alone Vision: Since vision 90 percent of the traffic situation or while is important to understand ti~cted by alcohol. The pupils of the eye act ter on a camera. As you the pupil's ability to of light entering the eye is di~ which reduces your ability to ularly at night. Alcohol is a relaxant control of the small muscles t both eyes on the same ot can be fuzzy vision or you are seeing double, ym suppress one ima ing with one eye, and perception. Aleohtd reduces peripheral ability to see objects to speed increases your ability to side decreases; the final result vision," the ability to see only those objects directly Alcohol reduces your guish between colors, and green, such as the runningI boat. The combination of all fects--the wrong amount ing the eye. poor focus or loss of depth perception, and the inability to very dangerous. By MEI. SARGENT ~he hike, and avoid congested areas such as marinas, boat docks, htunching ramps. 'gv'aler skiing is a verx ph>sicall3 Jc- mandmg sport, el 5. Use proper towing equipment, such You can ha~e a more pleasurable time as ropes, ski gloves, ski jackets, etc. this stuluner if you Ibllow a lcw tips 6. Ob~,er','e all boating safely rules and local skiing regulations. 1. Give your partner equal lime on lhc 7. Avoid slaying oul too hmg m the skis. heat of the day'. 2. Make sure the boal operator is an Ranger Boats offers many accessories experienced driver and has knowledge of which can be installed at the faclory lhal pulling skiers, are sure to enhance your water skiing 3. There should be an observer or the pleasure. boat should be equipped with a rear vie~,~ Boarding ladders and removable ski mirror. The skier should be obscrxed at |ow tripods, which lake the place of Ihe all times, rear fishing seat while skiing, are up- 4. Confine all skiing to open areas el lional equipment available (~)Before towing a boat, be and familiarize tions and warnings towing vehicle and trailer. 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