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// Vol. VI No. 10 May 10, 1990 From the Greenbrier Valley of West Virginia Bell Young Charmco mother seems so it carries a great load of 'with it. My mother is so Is to me. She is my ia friend, a helper, a good to cry on. Words just can't she is to me. She's al- there for me. As a child, me all of my needs, even took away from herself. me many things in this me good morals. She Jesus Christ's love, and race. Gave me hopes in !all my dreams. She's never when I'm not so nice, her back on me or need someone to talk to, there, doing her best and help me solve my When my hurt runs deep, arms are so tender I've watched her go many things in this life, rs comes through a -- one I am able to i'learn from. I want always for her, as a daughter, whenever she needs wi!! be as good a mother as she is to me. being you. --- Love always, Anna LuciHe Lemons Sinks Grove There are many times when I want to share my feelings of pride for my mother, but none are as spe- cial as Mother's Day. It's on Mother's Day when I remi- nisce about the past and wonder how I could have been so lucky to have a God-given mother like mine. She gave birth to three children, two girls and a boy, and endured the agony of watching her oldest child suffer from the death of leukemia when she was only twenty-one. She watched the pains of divorce and al- cohol overtake the soul of another child. She sacrificed every saved dollar for the education of the third. Not many mothers could have been as silent in her pain as my mother. I think of the many ways she has given of herself so her children could have what they needed. She raised and sold garden plants, earned blue ribbons at the State Fair, and cut hair after working in a department store all day just so she could buy school clothes for her chil- dren and send them to 4-H Camp. I think in admiration of her attend- ing PTA meetings, teaching Sunday Schoo! classes, and volunteering to sew costumes for school plays be- cause she always felt everyone had See "Lemons", Pg. 2-A 1990 Mother of the Year, Mrs Gwen Clingman, of Lewisburg, ano nor family. Left: Alice Hollingsworth and husband Luther; Sharon Shutzer and husband Richard; Nancy Deitz and husband Emerson. Gwen Clingman Lewisburg She is strong willed, and she is a very hard worker. She is a success- ful business woman who was inde- pendent before it was fashionable to be so. She is a widow and a senior citizen, but she refuses to take the senior citizens' discounts becaL;s"e she says that the discounts should be reserved for those who truly need them. She has a great deal of pride and refuses to accept help from her children. She raised three children who have presented her with eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. She gives without taking. She has always fed those who are in need. She used to put extra food in her children's lunch boxes so that kids with no food could eat. She "dug" ~f~r pennies to have enough money to send her children to church and 4-H camps. She always made her children be accountable for what they said and did, but she always vehemently protected their right to make mistakes. She insisted that her children have religious train- ing, and she always insisted that they acknowledge the differences between right and wrong. She instilled in her children a sense of respect for all that is good and right and fair. She taught them that patience is truly a virtue. She is proud, but she is humble. She never hesitates to speak out for what she believes to be right, and she taught her children to have the courage of their convictions. She is a little woman with a big heart, and she gave her children things money could never buy. Who is she? She is our inspira- tion and our role model. She is the person who gave us wings and en- couraged us to fly. She is our mother, Gwen Clingman, whom we love dearly. Happy Mother's Day, Mother. --- Nancy C. Deitz Sharon C. Shutzer Alice C. Hollingsworth Mrs Clingman was selected the 1990 Mother of the Year by an pendent judge. She will receive a $100 savings bond from the Moun- tain Messenger; lunch for three at The Greenbrier's Draper an 8 x 10 color portrait from Pamela (Sam) Withrow of Camera One Route 60 East. From the dozens of entries, our judge asked that four other also be recognized. Even though no prizes were established for run- ners-up, we are delighted to publish the letters nominating Young, Mrs Plymale, Mrs Lemons, and Mrs Duggan The Winners Are... ........ ...... :~ Civil War Graves Marked in Wright historical marker the Battle of Lewis- )laced on U. S. High- west of Jim's Drive-In. focuses on the former SOme 15 Union soldiers 1862 battle. about the site was few people until to public attention see- ........................ 9A ..... . ....... 8A ............... 7B .............. 3A .................... 3A ...................... 8A Night Radio ...... 2A ................... 3A ........ 7A ,' .............................. 5A ............... 2B ........ 1B eral weeks ago during preparations for the May 18-20 "Battle Re@nact- ment Weekend." According to local historian John Ford, details are traced back to former Mayor William (W. W.) Foster, who owned the bur- ial site in the 1930's and subse- quently sold it to Luther Wallace, with whom he shared the informa- tion. Mr Wallace then passed the story to his son Jack, who now owns the property. The marker quotes an 1862 news story from "The Yankee," a newspaper published in Lewisburg for one issue only, on May 29, 1862. It reads, "Our brave men, who fell fighting in the glorious cause of the Union, were buried on a beautiful grassy knoll north of Lewisburg on Saturday the 24th, and the resting place of each is marked so his rela- tives and friends may easily identify the spot where he is buried." According to information re- searched by John F. Montgomery, another local historian, the soldiers' bodies were moved to the National Cemetery at Staunton, Virginia, sometime prior to 1886, but the ex- act year is not known. Editor's Note: We apologize to our readers in Pocahontas and Monroe for not having the tabulations of the Primary Election voting in their counties -- print- ing deadlines and the unofficial nature of the information available to us at ~ress time precluded our publishing results for these two counties. We will ave official tabulations for you in next week's edition of the Mountain Messen- ger. Greenbrier County Results Of 14,450 total registered voters: 4,894 Democrats voted; 1,238 Republicans cast ballots; 38 Independent votes were cast (in the open Republican Primary) for a total of 6,171 votes counted. Democratic Ticket All 36 Precincts Reporting U. S, Senate: John D. Rockefeller, 3744; Ken B. Thompson, 512; Paul Nuchims, 329. House of Representatives: Harley O. Staggers Jr. 3627. Attorney General: Mario Palumbo 2844" Brenda C.'Ellis 886" Rick Facemire 667. Treasurer: Larre Baley, 1840; Dee KI Caperton, 1148; Marie Prezioso, 1099; Eu- ~ne A. Knotts, 512. ate Senate: J. D. Brackenrich 2414; Elizabeth B. Sampson, 2t81. House of Delegates: James J.' Rowe, 2807; James Gerl, 2265; Patricia W. Detch, 1611; Paul R Lilly, 1441. Female State Executive Committee: Karen Lobt~an 2708" Mildred M Craig 2187; Marge Bartlett, 1280; He en Hamilton, 909, Libby Campbell, 518; Lucille" S. Meadows, 341. Male State Executive Committee: Charles L Lobban Jr 2749' Eugene W. Walker, 2014 Ralph D Williams, 1063; Steve Love, 738 Charles S. Smith, 4~3; Jerry C. Bird, 455. County Commissioner: John H. Bowling, Jr., 1960; Joe Feamster, t674; Barry L. Keadle, 1020. Congressional Executive Committee: J. W. Campbell 3459. Senatorial Executive Committee: Mary Ann Walker 1881' Hilbert D. Bennett, 1872; Sandy W. Manspile, 1478; Dolan D. Dunbar, 1471. ' ' County Executive Committee (Central District): Okey McCraw, 1313; Edgar L. Smi!h, 1249; Nad~ne L. Smith ?093; Beatrice Harvey, 1006; Margaret C. Stone, 776 ~-astern uistric[: Llenevieve ,J. Neville 965; Karen Lobban, 827; Charles M. Burr 795; J. W. Campbell, 679; John J. Walkup, 576. Western D strict Ann Livesay 944; Sarah L. Neal, 739; Rosalie M. Carr, 730; Charles W. Mundy, 637 Eugene W. Walker, 575; Hilbert D. Bennett, 369; Dolan D. Dunbar, 362; Pr tchard F. Collins, 191. Republican U. S. Senator, John Yoder, 897. U.S. House of Representatives; Oliver Luck, 1014. Treasurer: Elvin F. Martin, 913. House of Delegates: Bill Wallace, 1090. State Executive Committee: Margaret L Lewis, 993; William M. Higginbotham, 923; Denny R. Canterbury, 816; Jim Spade, 217. County Commissioner: George Sively, 979 County Executive Committee, Central District: George W. Todorovich, 420 Eastern D strict: William M. Higginbotham, 305; Dorothy H Miller, 295; Denny R. Canterbury, 28.3. Western District: Homer E. O'Del, 279; Nola Gaye Keech, 252; John Leef Burns, 232. Non-Partisan Board of Education: Jim Anderson, 2630; Clarence Hinkle, 2139; Mike Quick, 2104; John L. burns, 1505; Bailey Tyler, t 195; Michael Sheridan, 978. Joyce Duggan Quinwood My mother, Joyce Duggan, should not only be chosen for the Mother's Day Contest, she is truly "The Mother of the Year." She raised nine of us children to respect our elders, be polite, and work for our living. At present eight of the nine are all working and help- ing support their families. The ninth one is still at home, rm sure she will do the same. Having almost run out of her own children to raise, she has been a foster parent for approximately 30- 40 children for the Department of Human Services (DHS) of Green- brier County. " During the past nine years, while raising the remainder of the nine, and working as foster parent for DHS, she has helped two of us girls with our children, to allow us to fin- ish our college degrees -- one in nursing, the other in teaching. In May of this year I will graduate from the Nursing Program of Blue- field State College. After nine years as an LPN, I will receive my Associ- ates Degree in Nursing. I owe this Louise Plymale Erbacon Mom is a person who wears many hats. She, Louise Plymale, is the most special person in my life and the lives of others. rll begin by telling you that she was/is: a school teacher for 33 years, during which time she taught all grades; a 4-H club leader for 18 years (or more); a poll worker for 25 plus years; a summer Headstart PrOgram teacher for ten years; a student who completed 33 plus graduate hours througt~ West Vir- gi.nia University, where she has maintained a 4.0 average; the wife of a coal miner; mother of five; a dedicated sister to eight; and grand- mother of six, just to name a few. Morn is like a multifaceted jewel that shines at all angles. Her talents and energies seem endless, and through these talents she has influ- enced the lives of more people than can be accurately estimated. She is also a faithful Christian and has held many offices and titles in the com- munity church. She has inspired and changed the lives of children and adults alike, just by being herself. all to my mother. She has never Even though she retired at the failed tO support us in our many on- end ;of tast~ 6chool~year, she has deavors and has never failed to be continued to substitute teach, as there for use when we needed her. well as teach homebound students See "Duggan", Pg. 2.A See "Plvmsle". Pl. 2,A West Virg Singers West Virginia Tech Sin Will Be At Came, The West Virginia Tech Singers, directed by Guy Owen Baker, will perform at Carnegie Hall, Lewisburg, Monday, May 14 at 8 p.m. Robert Stolt, Indiana University, describes the Tech Singers as "The Rem- brandt of pop choirs because of their big, rich sound," while Herbert Pate, former head of the vocal de- partment at Westminister College, calls the Tech Singers, "The most versatile choral group in the country because of the variety of music per- formed." The Tech Singers change vocal styles and shift from classical, church, to Broadway and pops. The group has been invited annually to sing for nineteen Christmas recep- tions held at the Governor's Man- sion in Charleston. They also have appeared at such well-known hotels as the Fontainbleau in Miami; The Greenbrier in White Sulphur Springs; The Breakers in West Palm Beach; the Windom Ambassador Hotel in Nassau; the Shorham in Washington, D.C. The Tech Singers have also appeared at Disney World ers where they inaugurated the Fantasy Faire stage. The group also tours throughout the eastern United States and Canada. The group is accompanied by pi- ano, brass, saxes, bass, guitar, drums and synthesizer. This year's singers have been trained by Brent Nicholas who is also an accompa- nist of the group, Choreography is by Cheryl Richardson. Tickets are $3 for adults and $1 for senior citizens and students. For additional information, call 645- 7917. Humane s ociety I No Longer Shelters [ The Greenbrier County HumaneI Society is no longer housing ani-~ mals, according to Tanyia Montie,I president of the Humane Society.I We have no connection with theI County Animal Shelter," Ms Montie added. I Persons having difficulty withi stray animals may call the CountyI Dog Warden, Ms Montie said. I 'ii , il