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6A The Mountain Messenger, Thursday, May 10, 1990 [ W.nted Forl I Site Used Furniture & Variety Store Opens In Lewisburg Gap Malls' P. O. I I By Jonathan Wright The U. S. Postal Service is plan- A large black bear and a sitting ning to relocate the Gap Mills Post deer draw many of George Musser's customers to his downtown Lewis- burg windows. '1 put them there to draw atten- tion to mystore," he said. The stuffed animals belong to his son Richard and have encouraged a number of inquiries from persons passing by who have stopped to look. The display is part of larger plan, too. '1 believe we need to get local people back to shopping more in Lewisburg," Mr Musser said. "I'm hoping my store can be a part of that effort." On April 2 Mr Musser opened his "Variety Barn" at 221 East Washing- ton Street to offer the public an as- sortment of what he refers to as "we-used" items. The store is full of used furniture, household items, clothes, toys, and electronic equip- ment, "Most of what I have in the store comes from northern Virginia," he said. "1 go to an auction there once or twice a month. I've never sold pre-used items before--this is a new venture for me. I feel a lot of people around here don't want to pay exor- bitant prices for new merchandise sells came to the northern Virginia and would gladly pay reduced auction company from rental furni- amounts for qood products which ture businesses. Several brand George Musser have been used." Much of the furniture Mr Musser LADIES, CHECK IT OUT! . Prices below retail Cost/ Day Bed, Covers $17.00 and up... i 50,'X 150' Drapes wide 98 X356" wide Priscillas Comforters, Bedspreads, Pannels of all sizes. i.I. Rupert Route 60 Office and is advertlsing for a site for a new facility, or an existing building with approximately 1,408 interior square feet, at a specified annual rental and for a basic lease term of 15 years, with three separate and consecutive five-year renewal op- tions. The preferred location must be within the boundaries of the commu- nity of Gap Mills. Forms and additional information may be obtained from D. W. Tokasz, Rea~ Estate Specialist, P. O. Box 701, Columbia, Maryland 21045. Offers must be received by the close of business on May 311 Carol Hall's Poetry Issued names are represented in his store, he said. "We get people in here from all over," he said. "Rich and poor--folks come in to see what we have. Many of them have said there has been a need in our community for a store like this." Mr Musser plans to change his window displays from time to time to draw attention to the shop and to provide a stop for pedestrians want- ing to look at items of regional inter- est. Besides the bear and deer, the windows now contain an assortment of artifacts retrieved from Civil War battlefields and campgrounds. Mr Musser was raised in Frankford and attended Frankford High School. He has worked for sev- eral years as an acoustical ceiling installer. '1 like to talk to people," he said. "If people don't particularly want to buy anything in my store but just want to come in to talk, that's all right." ! White Sulphur Springs resident Carol Hall won a Certificate of Merit in the recent World of Poetry pub- lishers contest. Ms Hall has been notified that her poem, "Only the Tango" has been chosen for inclu- sion in the 1990 edition of "World of Poetry Anthology." This marks the second time one of Ms Hall's poems has been in this publication. She is also the author of a children's book entitted "A Bath For Willie," published by Dorrance and Company of Pittsburgh. Head Start Two Greenbrier County Head Start home visitors, Connie McClung and Patricia Butcher, received their CDA certificates (Child Development Associate) April 17. The certificate was the result of a year-long pro- gram, required of all Head Start aides, Their CDA certificates state they now have achieved the compe- tency to successfully work as a home visitor with pre-school age youngsters. ...... ON US ROUTE 60 WEST - LEWlSBURG, W.VA. 645-2363 NEW MANAGEMENT Refurbished Rooms New Gift Shop Newly Remodeled Lobby Best Rates In The Area Weekly Rates Available Large Rooms TV In Rooms Phones I REG. LIST PRICE =1389. Snapper. For more than thirty years the name people have looked to for quality and dependability. In fact, some folks are still mowing with the Snapper rider they bought 20 years ago. It's no wonder that more Americans buy Snapper's rear engine riders than any other brand. So if you want the highest quality and the best value, you'll have to visit your local division of Fuqua Industries Snapper dealer. CASH-N-CARRY - NO TRADE- LIMITED QUANTITIES 422 EDGAR AVE. RONCEvERTE, W.VA. III H Approximately 40 persons at- tended an "open forum" May 7 at Greenbrier Community College (GCC) in Lewisburg to discuss pro- posals for the future re-location of the college. The meeting was conducted to allow area citizens to offer sugges- tions to Bill Dittoe, chief architect for Burgess and Niple, a Parkersburg firm hired by the college to study re- location proposals. 'Tm here this evening just to listen to what you have to say," Mr Dittoe said. "We are interested in what you feel would be best for the school." Audience members focused on three possible sites for the re-loca- tion: Greenbrier Hall, the main build- ing of Greenbrier Center in Lewis- burg; a 12-acre tract between Greenbrier East High School and the State Fairgrounds parking lot in Fairlea; and a seven-acre tract near Interstate 64 at Alta. "This meeting tonight is one we at Bluefield State College [of which GCC is a branch] thought was im- portant," Bluefield State President Gregory Adkins said. "We wanted an opportunity for listening and a sharing of viewpoints. I had hoped to have this meeting last fall, but the wheels of progress are sometimes slow." Those speaking in favor of Greenbrier Hall, including Sue Sailor, Liz Scott, and Kendall Wilson, all of Lewisburg, said the building would lend itself well to being renovated into classrooms. It was originally the dormitory at. Greenbrier College for Women, which closed in 1972. Its proximity to the center of downtown Lewis- burg, available acreage adjacent to the building, and its large size would be advantageous to the operations of GCC at the site, proponents said. Several members of the Greem brier Valley Community College Foundation, an unofficial organiza- tion supporting the expansion of the college, discussed advantages of building a new facility on the 12-acre Fairlea site, v~hich the group is pur- chasing for $23,000. James Johnson of Alderson discussed its proximity to the high school's voca- tional facilities, its central location for high school students desiring to be- gin college work during their senior year, and the availability of utilities. John Bowling of White Sulphur Springs said a study conducted by the group gives an estimate of $1.2 million needed for construction of a 14-classroom building on the site. Wellington Johnson of Lewisburg spoke briefly about a seven-acre I, Ain't Life Nifty Look Who Just Turned 5O at Monroe Motor Sales, Your Ford Dealer in Union 1989 AEROSTAR WAGON XLT, V6. auto, AM/FM/cass low miles one owner II m 1983 F250 4X4 133 W]B V8, 4 Speed .o~.oo.....,....o....o***o.o~,~590 Due to New Vehicle Sales we are over Stocked with used 1988 YI50, 414, VII, automatic, XLT, sir condJ- timing, was $12,900. ............ Now $11,9e0 lgg7 BIONCO Iv, V6, automatic, was $11,200. Now ............. $102 0 Pickups and Broncos. Stop by and check our selection. "Make us an offer we'll make you a Customer" lq8 BRONCO, V8, auto- matic, XLT, air condition. [MS~oQe oWBel', ................. $13,900 19 /BRONCO !I, 4 4, $ 1987 AEROSTAR, We- 1986 FI$0, 4s4, 133 speed, sir AM/FM gon, automatic, sir, one wheelbase, V8, 4 speed, Cassette, one owner. Was owner. Was $11,500. XLT, air. Was $9,890. $11,900 .... Now 510,900 ............. Now$10, 00 ............. Now $9,$00 9s3 P,,,nge,- t, ong WB V6, 4 speed, Topper, One owner ......................... .$3390 1982 Chev. S1O 4X2 automatic transmission 6 cy ........................... $2890 1984 BRONCO, V8, automatic, air coadl- ontns. Was $6,990. ........... Now $6,290 [ i Un,on, 1 "West Virginia's Big Ltttle Ford Dealer" [ 772-3082 .~,~ ~ ~ho. o~v, . wo.h ~o.~ s...~,, 772-3764 The Only New Car Dealer Located In Monroe County! Sales and Ports Department open from 8 to 12 on Sat. II See The Salesman Of Your Choice! Kenneth lOrby ........... 772-3082 or 1-800-344-5025 James Furrow ................ 832-6814 or 772-3082 HIIIIII I piece of land at Alta. He proximity to the inters make it centrally located andl accessible, tt is owned by ited Partnership, a group of tors headed by Albert J. Me' Mr Dittoe asked that all proposals be received in by June 1. Mr Dittoe and members from Burgess will tour the county to review sites and will take into comments from the termining factors in the site wili include access to availability of utilities, ease trance and exiting, environmental impact, he said.' The firm's study is completed in the fall, at the company will present an port at a public meeting. The report will then be made to field State Cortege Board of sors, including do( the advantages and of each site. Next, the Board of the president of the college to decide which site to The recommendation will be{ to the Board of Directors state's college system, then make a decision on it. According to GCC Dean finding funding for the project will still be a major eration after a site is selected. field State has $500,000 set for the project in a capital he said, and additional have to be found through leg action and various forts. Dr Cox said he does pect groundbreaking on any cility to occur within the next years. The re-location could sooner, however, if the made to renovate an existing Dr Cox also mentioned he favor a site near the Interstate 64 and U. S. if suitable land could be made able. Although the college had cial comment on its site, John Bowling said in a interview he is concerned cials of Bluefield State are toward further construction at present site. Greenbrier Community was established by the Board of Regents in 1975. Its~ ctassr~ms were cleated renovation of a former Military School building. rollment stands at 460. The employs 35 adjunct five full-time teachers. The "DANDELION wilt host a Dandelion Food Competition Event May 26, at 10 a.m. at the White Sulphur Springs. Cline uting of Mabscott and Beverage of Fairlea s annual event. This year Stan World Quick-Draw Chain WVVA TV-6 Weatherman as the emcee. For inforrn'~ phone 536-3740. Wants Hel Do you want to be a 1990 Ronceverte River the Friendly River City? Volunteer a few hours ning beginning at 6 p.m. a~ the shaping of the first on the river. Help shovel some dirt. When John comes on stage you can state, "1 helped with this!" The Greenbrier Lewisburg, will have 1990 Summer Season MaY 13 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Greenbrier Valley Airport. , The theater's Summer~ shows are the Broadway ~ "Annie," based on the toon strip, "Little Or "Educating Rita;" and Larry Shue comedy. "The Oz" will be the first atre production -- youth performing for children" All productions will be May 12 or 13. Children couraged to also attend Children's Theatre day, May 11, from 6 to 9 workshop will be Barn. The Greenbrier Barn is located on of Lewisburg, at the ley Airport. For further contact the Greenbrier Theatre's Business at 645-2797.