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MANAGING YOUR HEALTH by Brad Perkins GREENBRIER RESPIRATORY CARE NEWS AND II II I U I EIIII from the Monroe County Board of Education By Superintendent Lyn Guy Monroe School Board Completes Budget Meeting' in regular session on Tuesday, April 19, 7:30 p.m. at Union Elementary School, the Board met the statutory obliga- tion of meeting on the third Tuesd in April for the purpose of approving a preliminary budget and the levy order. After approving budget sup- plements, transfers, and making the bills a part of the record, the Board approved the award of a contract for the elevator at the new high school. The successful bidder was Dover Elevator whose bid of $26,495 had been opened on February 17 but not awarded until now. In fttrtl')er business, the board approved a' student transfer re- quest, and in an effort to save costs for. the 1994-95 school year, voted to eliminate travel re- Imbursements for substitute bus drives, .beginning July 1. The board also adopted a new mis- sion statement and goals, the culmination of sever months of work and input from all mem- bers of the faculty and stall', as well as input from school hn- provement council members. The calendar for the 94-95 school year, which had been voted on by all staff, was pre- sented and approved. Completing their work on a preliminary budget, the board approved sixteen cost-savings measures recommended by the superintendent, as well as rec- ommendations for a extracur- ricular budget which included offering all sports, but with coaches being reimbursed only a fraction of their current salary. The extracurricular salary schedule was adopted for the 94-95 school year only. The superintendent was also directed to explore the legality of using gate receipts to pay coaches salaries. Under new business, the board approved the levy rates, and adopted a preliminary budget to be sent to the State Board of Education for approval. They also approved a working budget that contained a deficit of $151,075. This budget Is a bare bones budget that has shortfalls in many line items, a fact that needs to be shared with both perSOnnel and t~ubllc. Under Personnel, the board accepted tile resignation of Susan Murrel as softball coach at Peterstown, and listened to three "lYansfer Hearings. Follow- ing the hearings, the following teachers were placed on adinln- lstrative transfer: Connie Bowles, Gerald Smith, Mary Al- ice Hazelwoocl. Ann Jameson. Elizabeth Jennings, Susanna Robinson, Teresa Keatley, Val- erie Turner, Joe Fields, Randall Hopkins, Sandra Woodyard, Carol Baker. Susan Cobb, Gary Crosier, Carolyn Leef and Sally Wallace. In addition, the following service personnel were placed on administrative transfer. (Admin- istrative transfer means that each indMdual has a job in the systein for the 94-95 school year, however, that job may be somewhat different from the one the individual now holds.) San- dra Mann, Debra Wilson, Marie Munsey, Jackie BuPwell, Curtis Lucas, Larry Dunbar, Thelma CaIT, Roy Mamt, Phyllis Waddell, and all 32 bus drivers. Six individuals were employed for the Governor's Summer~" Youth Enhancexnent Program: David Sizemore - Career Educa- tion; Pat Fick - Reading; Sarah Ross - Math; Chris Jackson - Guidance; and Henry R. Drans- field and IAnda Long as bus driv- ers. Nine professional personnel were employed or placed: Sandra Humphries Math, Grade 8, Gap Mills School; Jeannine Ut- terback - IAbrary/PE, Gap Mills/ Union Elementary; Rebecca Cyrus - Preschool Homebound; Hazel Toler - LD/BD/MI, James Monroe High; Mildred Gravely - Grade 4, Peterstown; Nancy Bar- nes - English/Developmental Reading, I)elerstown Middle School; Merri Hess - Soci~ Slud- ies, Grade 8, Peierslown Middle; IAsa Agee - Science, Grade 7, Pe- terstown Middle; and Kate Henlchel - Science, Grade 8, Pe- tersiown Middle. In final ac.tion, the board re- duced the number of custodial positions to be posted at the new high school. The board will next meet in regular session on Monday, May 2, 7:30 p.m. at Union Elemen- tary School. Overview of Crawley EHC Meeting Crawley Extension Home- makers met at the home of Bill and Verna Bowes on April 5 at 7 p.m. President Rita Bostic called the meeting or order. A devotion on "Contentment" was given by Emma Cochran with Phillpplans 4:11 as scripture reading. After the pledge of allegiance, Elsle Crane gave the treasurer's re- port; Secretary Verna Bowes read the roll call and last month's minutes. All clubs are supposed to furnish five cor- sages for past presidents. Meta Costa reported four members attended the Spring Workshop at Ralnelle where Mr. Monroe from Talcott Nursery gave an interesting lesson. The club scrapbook created by Helen Brackenrlch and Meta Costa was turned in at the Workshop. President Bostle reminded members of the Beekley area meeting on April 16 which will be held at RayInond's Restau- rant In Welch. The Red Cross Bloodmobile will be In Rupert May 6 from 12 noon until 6 p.m. Club members are to furnish sandwich spreads. Emma Co- chran Is the kitchen chairman. Adopt-a-highway chairman, Dina Holcomb, set up a trash pickup for May 14. Anyone In the Crawley area who WOuld be interested in helping should be at Crawley Post offiee at 8:30 a.m. Discussion was made on the "flowers for the McCann Memo- rlal Flower Bed. Dlna Holcomb and Helen Brackenrlch are In charge of getting the flowers. "lYees were given to members to plant on April 8, Arbor Day- Members discussed the up- coming visit of the international Don't Go To Strangers... Come To Brenda McClung Insurance for,,, I Autos I Homes I Mobile Homes I Boats I Flood Call today for a free quote No obligation. 1.800-222-7373 or 645-6977 Monday-Friday 8:30 AM - 5 PM 202 West Washington Street Student, Nastasa Raiicic. New lessons were voted on lor the 1995 year. "A Library is More Than Books" was the lesson given by Rlta Bostlc. She said. libraries have more than just books on the shelves; most libraries have videotapes which can be checked out. Books on cassettes are also available In some libraries as well as books In large print. Pa- Irons may use typewriters pro- vlding they are made accessible to the public and most libraries have copy machines. If you have a WV library card, she satd, you may borrow from any public li- brary In the state. April 17-23 Is National Library Week. Refreshments were served to Ben Crawford, Meta Costa. Elsie Crane, Angela Pence, Emma Co- chran, Shirley King, Dlna and Sarah Holcomb, Helen Bracken- rich, Rlta Bostlc, and Leah and J.j. Bowes. Vote SCHOONOVER STATE SENATE Paid For By The Candidata The Mountain Messenger, Sunday, May 1, 1994 7B By Andrea Gainer Newly-elected officers: Melanle Perkins (back row-left) Diana Lerner, Susan Mclntyre and Reenactor, Hal Walls. Front Row-Mary Cales and Lilly Showell. (Not shown-Barb Bostic) Officers Elected, Hal Walls Featured at Welcome Wagon Meeting April 27 By Carol Hall . Welcome Wagon Outgoing President Melanie Perkins an- nounced the new slate of officers for 1994-95 at the April 27 meet- ing of the club. They are: Presi- dent-Lilly Showell; Recording Secretary-Diana Lerner; Corre- sponding Secretary-Susan Mclntyre;qYeasurer-Mary Cales; and Melanie Perkins-publicist,/ historian. Officers will be In- stalled at a future meeting. She then Introduced the fea- tured speaker for the evening, Civil War buff Hall Walls. Walls, dressed in the garb of a Confederate 1st Sgt.. began his tale-- told in the first person-- with the time shortly after the end of the war and the death of President Abraham Lincoln. Laughter greeted some of his anecdotes, but most told of long marches, hard bread, and death. Overshadowing the narrative were stories of General Thomas Jonathan Jackson and how, during a battle, he stood, un- wavering-like a stone wall--and hence his nickname, "Stone- wall." Walls related the story of a family who owned a farm in Vir- ginia. When the war got too close, Walls said, the family moved far, far away to a place where, they thought, the war would never touch them--a place called Appomattox Court- house. However, the war came to them there and on April 9, 1865. General Robert E. Lee surren- dered his Army to General Grant. "It's said the Civil War started in the kltchen and ended in the living room," Walls said. Several people in the audience questioned Wall's family back- ground and he toLl how many, many of his progenitors were in- volved with the War, both on the Union and Confederate sides of the fray. Walls said his interest in the Civil War began at age 4 when his grandfather began telling him stories. Since then, he has done ongoing and continuous research and all the stories he uses in his presentation are taken from authentic sources-- soldiers' notebooks, diaries hnd other records. The evening ended with a light luncheon and beverages. Easter Egg Hunt Termed "l e Lewlsburg Fire Depart- ment held their second annual Easter Egg Hunt April 2 from 1 to 2 p.m. at Howell Park. Troop 70, with leader Richard Ford, and Scouts Trip Walker, Danny Tamea, Tony Reese and Kyle Wheeler hid close to 1,500 plastic eggs. Along with hurtling eggs, the children enjoyed a tug-o-war and a Peter Rabbit obstacle course. The Fire Department would like to thank all the parents for bringing their children. They would also like to thank the fire- fighters who donated their time to help make this egg hunt a success. They were Wayne Pen- nlngton, Bill Turner, Mark Carver. Bruce Ramsey, Doug Williams, Robert Mann. Adam Jameson, Sloven Ridgeway, Don Aultz, Jamle Shaver, Thomas Gherman, Jason Harvey, and Rusty McDanlel. A blg thank you to the Easter Bunny for coming and to IOnart and Aide's for their help. Live call-in on South African Elections Most homemakers face a di- lemma In the month of April considering repotting their houseplants. There is always the question about when, how, and in what size container to report houseplants that have outgrown their original residence. Yellow- ing and dropping of foliage is one indication that the plants should be repotted. Check the bottom of the container to see ff roots are growing out the drainage hole. If they are, the plant most likely needs to be repotted. To make certain, gently remove the plant from the container. If the plant is potbound (which means ex- cessive roots growing around the inside edges of the container) it really should be introduced to a new environment. The procedure Is really quite simple, take a sharp knife or ra- zor blade and slice down the sides of the earthball in three places. This encourages the roots to grow outside the earth- ball rather than continue to grow in a circle and eventually choke the plant to death. The root or earthball may be gently torn apart to encourage better root development. As another option, thls may be done on hardy plants, but if the plant is sensitive to being disturbed, slic- ing down the sides is a much better solution. The next question Is when to repot. Houseplants may be re- potted anytime, but as a general rule should be repotted in the spring, since there are only a few plants that produce growth dur- ing the winter months. Most houseplants put on new growth In the spring. Check the soil re- quirements of the plants to be potted and use the best soil pos- sible. Do not report plants that have become dry. Water tile plants the evening before repot- ting to make certain they have sufficient moisture. The third question is how large a container should be used. A good general rule is to A live. International call-in transplant into the next larger program on South Africa's his-s~e pot. Two s~es larger is the toric first multi-racial elections absolute maximum. You should will air on West Virginia Public be able to place your two index Radio ('WVaPR) Sunday. May I fingers between the earthball at 5 p.m. American Public Ra- dio/Public Radio International. Monitor Radio, and the Cana- dian Broadcasting CorPoration, and a yet-to-be-named radio sta- tion in South Africa will join forces for the two-hour program. The call-In, featuring a panel of political experts from many different countries, will address the question, "So South Africa has ended Apartheid. Now what?" Listeners will have the opportunity to participate in frank and open International dialogue with people from Can- ada, South Africa, and from across the United States. WVaPR can be heard on 88.5 FM In Charleston and Elkins. 88.9 In Martlnsburg and Buck- hannon/Weston, 89.9 In Hunt- ington and Wheeling, 90.3 In Parkersburg, 90.9 In Morgan- town, 91.7 In Beckley and 107.3 In Clarksburg. and the container on opposite sides. After repotting houseplants, keep them in a shady area for about a week to allow them to readjust to the new container and to recover from having been disturbed, thus preventing them from going Into shock. With spring here, we all are anxious to get our plants into the most favorable environment possible - after all, they have a lot of growing to do in the imme- diate futurel [ (' PEOPLE ] SERVING! CLINTON PRAISES PHARMACISTS In a visit to Norwalk, Con- necticut, to gather support for his health care reform plan, President Clinton gave special recognition to the role of pharmacists as "prob- lem solvers" in the health care system. "The pharmacist is often the one person who can really be counted on to answer question and calm fears and to catch a problem, sometimes before it be- comes a crisis," Clinton said. "They can call different doctors and let them know the effects of combining the drugs that have been prescribed...If a medication isn't helping or is causing harmful side effects, often it's the pharma- cist who gets the first call." At a later meeting, Clinton pointed the importance of preserv- ing and expanding Americans' op- portunity to choose their health care providers including Pharma- cists. "Under our proposal", anyone receiving Medicare will continue to choose the doctor and the drug- gist they want," he said. (Inlbrma- tion provided by Pharmacy Times/ April 1994) The question that enters my mind is "What if they are not re- ceiving Medicare?" I think the time has come to contact your senators and congressman and let them know how you feel and that you, the consumer, want to choose the pharmacy or pharmacist of your Personally, I don't want just anyone filling my prescriptions. When my children are sick my pharmacist informs me about any effects of combining the drugs that have been prescribed. Does yours? I also feel secure knowing my pharmacist is a local businessman who cares more about my family than the "bottom line". I Greenbrier Medical Arts Pharmacy Ronceverte 304-647-5121 Fritz Glasser, Pharmacist Western Greenbrier Pharmacy Rupert 304-392-6348 Bob Weed, Pharmacist Alderman's Pharmacy White Sulphur Springs 304-536-2454 C. Bruce Alderman, Pharmacist Union Pharmacy Union 304-772-5701 Jim Scarborough, Pharmacist Richwood Pharmacy, Inc. Richwood 304-846-4599 Beverly Osborne, Pharmacist Central District Democratic Executive Committee YOUR VOTE & SUPPORT APPRECIATED Paid for by the candidate. JUDICIAL SALE OF 97 ACRES Pursuant to an order entered in the Circnit Court of Monroe County, West Virginia, in the case of Helen N. H~comb versus Ice N~llon and others, Civil Action No. 93-C-190, the undersigned Special Commissioner will sell at public auction to the highest bidder, subject to the terms and conditions set forth below, all that certain 97 acre tract of land, with 3 bedroom house and other improvements md appurtenances, located on the North side of W.V. Route 11 (the Central Church Road), in Union District, Monroe County, West Virginia, and shown on Union Dis~ict Tax Map 12 as parcels 2 and 2.1; being the same propelty of which Bert Nailloa died seized. The property will bc Sold ia it~ "as is" condition, and this will be a sale in gloss sad not by the acre. The sale will be made subject to the approval oL and eonTumation by, the Ckcuit Court of Monroe County. TERMS OF SALE: All cash at settlement. A deposit of $5,000.00 by cash, cashier's check, or certified check Will be required of the successful bidder immediately ~ter the sale. "['be balance of the purchase price shall be paid in cash at settlement which shall be held within 30 days of the sale date. Time is of the essence as to the the time of Rtthment. It the successful bidder fails to settle as requffed, without just cause, the enti~ deposit will I~ retained by th.e Special Commissioner as liquidated damages and applied towards cost= and tees. The Special Commissioner shall COnvey the property by special warranty deed, with revenue stamps affixed thereto. Real estat= taxes have boca paid through June 30, 1993, and the purchaser shag take the property subject to subsequent Monroe County real estate taxes that ate a present lien, but not yet due and payable. The Special Commissioner reserves the right to modify or Waive any of the terms of sale. SALE DATE and TIME: Friday, May 20,1994 at I 1 o'clock, a.m. PLACE: At the front door of the Monroe County Courthouse in Union, West Virginia. THOMAS W. MURTAUGH, Specinl Commissioner P.O. Box 545, Union, West Virginia 24983 (304) 772-3100 BUY DIRECT 5 ONLY COMPLETE I SYSTEM MO. *O DOWN TODAY! SATELLITE SYSTEMS "OUR NAME SAYS IT ALL" Coil Today For A Free Site Survey