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www.mou II II II II Ramp Supper in Williamsburg The 53rd Ramp Supper will be held on Saturday, May 7 from 1:00- 6:00 pro, at the Williamsburg School Community Center (old Williams- burg Elementary School), Williamsburg. The cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children under 12. The menu features ramps (cooked and raw), ham, buttered potatoes, brown beans, coleslaw, homemade corn- pones and breads, assorted desserts, and tea/sassafras tea/coffee/ milk and buttermilk. Sponsored by the Williamsburg Community Ac- tion. Questions, phone 304-645- 6867. Mother's Day Spaghetti Dinner The Rupert Rotary Club will host a Mother's Day Spaghetti Dinner on Sunday, May 8, from 12 noon until 2 p.m., at the Rupert Community Building in downtown Rupert. The cost of the dinner is $7 for adults and $3 for children under six years of age. The menu includes spa- ghetti, meatballs, salad, bread, dessert and drinks. Household Goods Event Now at Wellspring of Greenbrier, Inc., including bed and bath, sheets and towels plus miscellaneous goods. Free to low-income families. Please apply at the Wellspring Center May 10-12, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. We are located at 524 Nicholas Street (Rt. 60) next to Rupert City Hall. Wellspring of Greenbrier, Inc. is a nonprofit organization serving all of Greenbrier County, assisting the working poor, low-income families, homeless and transient people. AHMH's May schedule The American Heritage Music Hall (AHMH) will have Tuesday Night Regular Jam Sessions May 10, 17, 24 and 31 (7-10/10:30 p.m.). On Friday night, May 27, The Brier Pickers will perform 7-10:30 p.m. Door opens at 6 p.m., music starts at 7. Admission is a generous monetary donation needed to cover "band, building and operating expenses." Admission includes food, coffee and soft drinks brought in by the au- dience and donated to the music hall to share with everyone. (Bring your favorite snack to share.) (Note: THE AHMH DOES NOT PRO- VIDE ANY FOOD OR DRINKS). A family type atmosphere with No Alcohol and No Smoking, the Music Hall is handicap accessible, and a nonprofit organization, 501(c)(3), located on Island Park, Ronceverte. For more information call 304-645-2298; 304-645-3982 orAHMH 304- 645-4667 (Leave a message). The next Monroe County Cancer Awareness team meeting will be Monday, May 16 at 10:30 a.m. at the Public Library in Union. Plans to enter a float in the Farmer's Day parade are well underway. Cancer survivors, family and friends and those who have lost loved ones to cancer will be invited to walk/ride with the float. We also plan to have several people on horseback in the parade. Part of the next meeting will be devoted to making 100 pink ribbon bows to decorate the horse collars. Come and join us. Christmas Giving meeting in Monroe Co. A Christmas Giving 2011 plan- ning meeting will be held Mon- day, May 21 at 7 p.m. in the building behind the Vocational School at James Monroe High School. Anyone wanting to help with planning and work on providing families in Monroe County with a wonderful Christ- mas are invited to come and participate. For questions call 304-772-5960. Master Gardeners Plant Sale will be held Saturday, May 21, from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Farmers Market located be- tween the Main Post Office and Lewisburg United Methodist Church on Route 60 East. Hearing Wages were discussed. One of Chflder's main complaints was the $105,000 left from his 2010-2011 budget allot- ted for new deputies, which at this time have not been hired. Chflders said he told GCC he would return these funds with the understanding they would be returned to him for the 2011-2012 fiscal year for the new hires. Chflders said this was not returned and he cannot hire new deputies without those funds. Chflders maintains he has been searching for new deputies, but as law and code mandate civil process, and new deputies must pass the Civil Service test, he must search within those boundaries. When asked by John Teare, attorney for Childers, if he had to live within the slashed bud- get what would he do, Childers replied he may have to remove officers from the Middle Schools or "call on my deputies to work an extra shift and pay overtime - this is cheaper than another full time employee, but not nec- essarily safer." Chflders also said he has deputies on duty in the middle of the night by them- selves. If backup were needed it might take too long to do any good. "Usually you don't run into people coming out of Sun- day school at 3 in the morning." On the stand, Mike McClung discussed the process whereby the GCC determines budgets. McClung said "Our Sheriffs budget does not come in favor- ably" when compared with the budgets of the two previous Sheriffs and other counties. He stated that Chflder's requested budget for 2011-2012 came in $940,000 over Sheriff Roger Sheppard's, Greenbrier Coun- Mountain Messenger - The Weekend Paper for the Greenbrier Valley May 7. 201,1 3A continued from Front Page ty's last sheriff. It was twice the budget for Mercer County and only one county spends more per person, Pocahontas. Childers maintained "You can't compare me to Pocahontas or Monroe Counties. They don't have near the deputies I have. Their needs are different." He also maintained the population of Greenbrier County has gone up, crime has increased and drug problems are on the rise. GCC maintained the budget for the Office of Sheriff is fully funded for the employees cur- rently on staff. McClung said "We budgeted enough money for all deputies that axe em- ployed by Greenbrier County at this time, plps a $100 per month raise for each." McClung was asked if he knew anything about money being found for new deputies if Chflders hired them. McClung said "It has been my understanding he has been directly notified of that." In addition, "We did not vote on that in a meeting but he [Childers] has the word of the President of the GCC..." When asked if Crookshanks told him this, Chtlders replied "No, she did not." While other offices under the discretionary funding of the GCC did not all receive their requested budgets, no other office suffered a reduction of funds in their budgets. Several budgets were increased such as the County Commission, the Prosecuting Attorney, and the Assessors Office. In addition, everyone who is not an elect- ed official received a $100 per month raise. LPN PAIB, Inc. Is currently seeking motivated and dedicated LPNs to assist RN in providing oversight of medication administration and nursing services to individuals with disabilities. Don't miss this opportunity to make a difference! Contact us at (304) 645- 7135 or stop by 101 Goheen St., Fairlea, WV for an application. You may also apply online at or email your resume to caarris~oaiswv, com. Judge Cummings notified the court that he would not make a decision Friday, but that one was likely to be handed down by Wednesday or Thursday of next week. er w; Nineteen paintings are on exhibit at the Hillsboro Li- brary during library hours the month of May. Phyllis B. Crickenberger is a Signature Life member of the West Vir- ginia Watercolor Society. She taught Art in Prince Georges County, MD, White Sulphur Springs and Hillsboro. A West Virginia University graduate, she has taught art, Home Economics, English and Lan- guage Arts and Elementary. She taught second grade in Marlinton. Phyllis designed the~ Seal of the West Virginia Garden Clubs. She is a member of Greenbrier Artists and L~es- burg Art Association of Florida where she teaches watercolor techniques and watercolor on yupo paper. She also designed a brochure for the Opera House in Marlinton. Phyllis and her late hus- band, David, who was District Conservationist in Pocahon- tas County for many years, are the parents of Katie Ickes, Sara, Joe and Tom Crick- enberger and grandparents of Caroline, Andrew, Annie, Mary Claire and David Ickes, and Sarah, Samuel, Naomi, Jacob and Grace Crickenberg- er. The Cickenberger's farm at HiUsboro, was the 2004 Poca- hontas County Conservation Farm. I II IIII I W dng The Month Of May, hair to be donat Locks of Love will be cut Any ~dpc of lmir will be accepted, as long as it is in lood condign and at least 11 inches long. Your "Locks of ~" wiU bc uaed to make wi~s for those who are sufferin~ from hair toss due to chemothrapli. For more information, call Mela~Je or Courtney 304-536,5113. Dm,ina Bdl, Mc. ae TlwrapLvt Makea mornGi ft Ceraficate.#el s. pec t give 108 W. Main Street, White Sulphur Springs 304-536'5113 Ronceverte continued from Front Page munity Design Team on May 3. Dr. Eck's objective was to advise on Pocahontas Avenue i traffic issues. Due to Dr. Eck's visit the Pocahontas Avenue is- i sue was tabled and then sent back to the Planning Commis- sion. Council unanimously passed the following: City of Ronceverte to co- sponsor the Ronceverte River Festival and also the parade. The Ronceverte River Festival is scheduled for June 9-12. A $1.65 million bond was passed for the design of the city's new sewer and water treatment plant. Pay scales and job descrip- tions were agreed upon. End of pay raise freeze for city employees and implement merit-based almual pay raises to be decided by employee su- pervisors with approval of City Administrator. The pay raise freeze began in 2010 to help deal with Fmancial difficulties. May 19 declared Col. Thom- as E. "Jock" Clifford Day in City of Ronceverte. Clifford was a Ronceverte citizen and gradu- ate from West Point. Clifford served valiantly in World War II and died while in the Philip- pines during the war. May 19, 2011, is the 100th anniversary of Clifford's birth. The next regularly scheduled i meeting for Ronceverte City ,Council is Monday, June 6. Municipal elections for the City of Ronceverte are set for Tues- day, June 7. Citizens may vote early weekdays and Saturdays at City Hall through June 4. May is Mental Health Month HEALTH.SERVtCES*INC, Your mental health is just as important as your physical health. If you would like to speak with a behavioral health professional, call (304) 645-3319 for a confidential appointment. Refresher Courses in English, Math & Computers GI Bill Assistance Pell Grant Assistance Vocational Rehabilitation Information West Virginia Reeducation Act Information ALL CLASSES ARE FREE Classes will be held from May 23 thru July 22 To register call Curtis Pauley (304) 646-0684 DON'T WAIT... CALL NOW! Veterans Upward Bound