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8A The Mountain Messenger, Thursday, May 17, 1990 of Farmin Ella S. Galford It had been about th}ee years since our old dog died and although we talked of getting another one we just never seemed to get around to doing it. March a year ago, son Lowell, who lives in South Carolina, took pity on us and brought us a puppy. Bud came highly recommended. His mother lives and works on a dairy farm and was the best cow dog Lowell ever saw. Bud is half Blue Heeler and sup- posedly half Shetland Shepherd. The only indications of the latter are his white feet and brown legs with some smudges of brown among his gray, black dappled coat. Certainly it isn't shepherd that makes him the hardest headed dog we've ever owned. Neither, like a shepherd, does he cower, crawl on his belly, nor sulk when he is scolded. In fact he scarcely seems to hear, and when he does deign to pay attention, he looks at you as if to say, "Wonder what brought this about. I know it's not my fault." Last summer I set my flower pots in the yard as usual. I let Bud exam- ine them and told him to let them alone, A week passed and I found him chewing happily on a pot. Flow- ers had been dumped and pieces of them strewn over the yard. Then he decided to be a re- triever. It took three spankings to convince him he was not to go to the neighbor's house, let alone carry her bags of garbage to my front porch and scatter them at his lei- sure. He thinks he should be the:only passenger in the pick-up and shoves, paws and piles atop of any- one who tries to ride with him and Robert. He loves the cows and the sheep and makes believe he is one of them. When the cows are fed he grabs a mouthful of hay and carries it among them to show he eats hay too. He stalks down the middle of the sheep trough taking bites of grain as the sheep eat. He proves he's a watch clog by greeting visitors and escorting them to the house amidst tail waggings and paw prints. At night he runs barking this way and that, chasing wild animals and spooks away from the house. He knows he can't go in the car and tries to keep me from getting in by standing broadside in front of me and leaning into my legs. I think of chewed up clothing, boots, tools he carries off when you are trying to work outside, and of destroyed flowers. I threat to give him away daily. Robert often doubts he'll ever train him to be much help with the sheep and cattle, so why don't we give him away? Because despite of his hard headednes's and mischievous na- ture he loves us and well, we love him too. He is our Buddy. State Dairy Goat Show May 19 & The Mountain State Dairy Goat Association will hold its annual show May 19 and 20 at the West Virginia State Fair Grounds, Fairlea. The show will start both days at 9 am. On Sunday a table wilt be set up during lunch break for cheese tasting. Greenbrier Echoes 4-H Club will serve breakfast and lunch both days. The public is welcome. For additional information contect Lynn Benedict, 645-2365, evenings. Now s500 Off 1)eutz-kllis 1600 Serie.~ Lawn Tractors give cutting excellence with a unique mower deck design * 12S tiP .~inlde or 16 tip twin Briggs & Strallon Vanguard OHV engines power a sturdy hydrostatic transmission for smooth, efficient operation * Tight 16" turning radius for easy maneuverability Easy-mounl ~8" or ,1-I" mower deck provides s.perl()r anti-scalp cutting performance Handles a full.line clipping collection and yard chore attachments for all-year versatilit Route 219 N., Lewisburg, WV 645-1711 II J. I I "Down paymem required. PJymem shown is for 00 momhs a~ 00% A,PR I I The cheapest widely distributed classifieds \ \ For an error.free ad, i lease type or print plainly. DEADLINE: 9 A.M. FRIDAY Where's Beef? Ask Azel! a word Azel Lewis, a Union cattleman, recently participated in the Con- sumer Information Committee meet- ing of the Beef Promotion & Re- search Board. The committee met in Denver, Colorado, April 30 and May 1. Mr Lewis serves on the 113- member Beef Board and on the board's Consumer Information Com- mittee which oversees consumer in- formation programs conducted with beef checkoff dollars. Consumer in- formation programs are managed by national industry organizations and state beef councils and involve dis- tributing nutr;tional data and other information to assist consumers in making decisions about purchasing, preparing and using beef and beef prod ucts. At its meeting, the 12-member committee reviewed a preliminary consumer information plan for 1991. The committee also considered comments and suggestions from in- dustry organizations who had been asked for their reactions to proposed 1991 consumer information pro- grams. The review was part of a new Beef Board planning and budget development process, which is intended to allow more wide- spread industry input, enhance effi- ciency and improve coordination of checkoff-funded programs. Beef Board members are ap- pointed by the Secretary of Agricul- ture and represent producers from all segments of the industry and all regions of the country. The board administers the national beef check- off program which is designed to improve profitability by strengthen- ing beef's position in the market- place and expanding consumer de- mand for beef. The beef checkoff funds programs in promotion, con- sumer information, industry informa'- tlon, research and producer commu- nications. A Page For People Who Work Close to the Earth I Mountain International ........... - =2 MODERN I:ARSI ltOUSE AND GROUND! 5 JIM JACKSON Insurance Division Manager MOUNTAIN INTERNATIONAL- 536-2000 TRUCK USERS, FORESTERS, AND FARMERS You are our NUMBER ONE customers! We have expanded our business to include COMPLETE INSURANCE SERVICES through our new INSURANCE DIVISION!! We cover all Commercial Lines including VEHICLES. PROPERTY GENERAL LIABILITY AND EQUIPMENT INLAND MARINE We can even offer Group Health & Life Packages for you and your employees Call Jim Jackson for a competitive quote. LEWlSBURG 1-64 & Exit 175 (304) 536-2000 I CALL TODAY! 647-5724 a word when accompanied by payment, if billed. ($2.25 MINIMUM) ($3.00 MINIMUM) Just write your ad to buy, sell or trade below and return itto our office at 122 North Court Street, Lewisbur8, WV 24901. I - II II ger Farmers' Day June 1, 2 Friday, June I -- !;t~ p.m. Saturday, June 2 --- a.m. Evening of musiC; horse pull; horse shoW; fire dusk. i Sunday, June 3 --" On School Alumni Reunion. service 9:30-11:00 p.m. and covered dish lunch graduates, family and fri vited and encouraged to 24 Pack 2 Liter 12 Oz. t ,z bottles Cans 12 pack Pepsi Cool Cans ............ $3.59 645-1027 RT. 219 NORTH LEWISBURG, W.VA. 24901 immmmmmmmmm mmmmmmmmmmnmnmm,mm FEED SPECIALS 1 @Scratch Grains ..................... @ Layer Crumbles ................. 1oo, 9.90 @16% Stock Pellets .......... 10O,b 8.30 Ration ........................... ,00 ,b. g Feed Meal ...................... 10O,b. Prices Good Thurs. thru Sat.(5-17 thru5-19 - 1990) "Cash & Carry Only" GREENBRIER VALLEY FARM CENTER 920 Monroe Ave., Ronceverte, WV 647-4911 or 1-800-464-1717 (WV Toll Free Line) Bring in this ad and receive 10% off on 1 50lb. bag of your choice of GVFC Fertilizer Antique Show june The Greenbrier Va Antique Automobile will hold its Fourteenth tique Car Show and Saturday, June at ginia State Fair Registration will be noon. There is a $3 fee for each entry of the show. be given to first Cars must be order to be judged. will be awarded in judged classes. be given to ~he oldest than one of the same est point car) and the car (1900-1965). A ited to antiques parts, will be held the car show, Cats for placed in a Car Corral rade is planned through erte area at 3:30 p.m. be awarded at 4 p.nn the car show is free. stand wilt be open all thor information Fox, 902 Pocahontas ceverte or Karen Le~ Box 51-AA, Asbury,