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6A The Mountain Messenger, Thursday, May 31, 1990 Helen Woodward Disease is a strange word. The Latin root word "aise" meaning ease and "dis" meaning reversal actually gives us the English word "disease." The French translated their word "desaise" to mean discomfort, and in Medieval England the word "disese," meant not well. Through time a tru- ely pejorative word has developed. Perhaps the true conflict begins with Webster and his description of the word. Disease, as we have learned the term, means an abnor- mal bodily condition creating stress and weakness on certain functions of our muscles, organs or other of their parts. The amazing discovery of this word trace history is to realize that DISEASE does not have to be permanent. Simply put, the body is not at ease. From world history les- sons, we learn that the word used in this reverse form tells us that every- thing is not really going as we had planned. There is no connotation of permanence. Homeopaths and naturopaths believe that bodily symptoms, a good example being boils or fevers, are the reaction of the body to elimi- nate disease. With the exception of our teeth, of which we are given at least two sets, every cell in our body can and does, in time, repair itself. So what is disease? Something that goes wrong somewhere. Given time and the proper healing foods the re- pairs can be made. Herbs naturally contain various properties to help us with certain needs. Sickness should not be disguised and suppressed. The body is crying out for help. Learn to recognize the calls and attend to the problem. Many herbs are available right in your backyard. Editor's Note: These articles are intended for educational pur- poses only. They are not intended to treat, diagnose or prescribe, nor to be considered as a substi- tute for professional care. River Festival In conjunction with the Third An- nual Ronceverte River Festival, the Volunteer Fire Department wilt spon- sor a parade Saturday, June 9 at noon. Lineup will begin at 10:30 on Monroe Avenue. Judging wilt be held in various categories, including horses, antique cars, street rod cars and floats. All entries are welcome. Entry forms must be received by May 31. If you have any questions, you may call the Fire Station Mon- day nights, 647-5233; or F. R. Hodges, 647-5882. after 4:30 p.m. Late entries will be accepted. One of West Virginia's Finest Newspapers Enter Your Subscription Today 52 ISSUES: $14.00 - IN STATE, $15.00 - OUT OF STAT Name: Address:- City: --- State: Zip: Send, with your remittance, to: THE MOUNTAIN MESSENGER 122 N0~h Cuurt St.,~x~'t, LcwL,-burg, WV 24901 Bobby Brooks (left), Margaret Halterman, Jim Brightbill, Mary Price, and Agatha Coiner Tabor Art Pro Held Every Week By Jonathan Wright Mary Price is not content to sit around during her retirement. She's learning to express herself through art--and teaching her skills to oth- ers. Each Friday Mrs Price, co- teacher Carolyn Burrell, and 12 sen- ior citizens gather at the Tabor Tow- ers day room for a time of instruction and practice. Now in its third year. the class draws participants primar- ily from Tabor Towers and Lewis- burg Manor, retirement apartment complexes located in Lewisburg. Members of PUSH (People United for Self-Help), a rehabilitative exer- cise group, also attend. 'Tve never seen as much enthu- siasm as I have for this kind of art* work," Mrs Price said. "Our people are surprised at what they can do, and it really makes them feet worth- while. It's a natural 'high' for all of us To see these people get out of the confinement of their apartments and to enjoy this work so much--it's terrific." Although Mrs Price has had no formal art training, "just blood, sweat, and tears," as she puts it, she has participated in two art work- shops and continues learning through new techniques through practice. Participants in the weekly classes work with acrylics, watercol- ors, oils, and pastels. '1 get a special type of joy from this work--from seeing these people blossom as artists," she said. "Under supervision they can do such won- derful things." Mrs Price has lived at Tabor Towers for eight years. She has a son and several grandchildren who live in Ohio. Greenbrier Community College Will Have Summer Sessions Greenbrier Community College in Lewisburg will offer the following classes during the two summer ses- sions. EIRST SESSION: May 29 through June 29: English t01 -- Composition, MTuWTh 4-6 p.m. Art 101 --- Intro to Visual Art, MTuWTh 6:30-8:30 p.m. SECOND SESSION: July 9 through August 10: Arts 105 --- Creative Expression, W 6:30-9:20 p.m. and Th 9:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m. CRMJ 300 -- Probation, Parole & Community-based Corrections, 1- 2:50 p.m. English 099 -- Developmental English, MTuWTh 1-2:50 p.m. English 322 -- The Teaching of Composition, MTuWTh 10-11:50 a.m. Students may apply for admis- sion any time Tuesday through Fri- day between 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. or register for class on the beginning date during the regular office hours or at the first class meeting. Students who will be graduating from high school in June may take courses prior to graduation. Those who will be juniors or seniors next fall may take classes if they have a 3 Grade Point Average, consent of their high school principal and pa- rental permission. B, Helen and Helen Ralph--Nader was the guest on the Larry King Show, 11 p,m. to 2 a.m., 1110 kilohertz, WBT, Char- lotte. One topic discussed was the postal rate hike. It seems that An- thony Frank, the Postmaster Gen- eral, admits it was too much, too fast! Nineteen years ago a stamp cost six cents! Now it's going to 30 cents. In addition to the raise, some callers thought the worst scenario is the lack of service now. Pick up and de- livery has been cut back. There are new postal rules for new housing projects, According to Nader, 3100 post offices have been closed. This was a great opportunity for callers to voice their opinions! Nader has a new book out for senior citizens called "Spices Of Life." He says there are now 35 mil- lion citizens over the age of 65 (guess the current census will tell the tale). He claims the fastest grow- ing group is over 85 years old. Hard to believe! As a result of people liv- ing longer lives, this puts the seniors in a POWERFUL minority. As you know, they are lobbying and voting. He encourages the older adults to join community groups. One such group, called "Gleaners," in Florida, pick up produce the picking ma- chines ~eave behind. They contrib- ute it to the poor and its food pan- tries. He used this as an example of some of the good things seniors are doing. Nader discussed the Chairman of Ways and Means, Rostenkowski. It bothers Nader that the so-called leaders are accepting more money. Yet the taxpayers are expected (by the leaders) to make the financial sacrifices. Members of Congress just received a $40,000 pay raise this year. Since 1981, they have had an increase of 48 per cent in pay; plus the most generous pension plan anywhere. Yet the plan is to freeze the Cost Of Living Adjust- ment due Social Security recipients The phone lines were jammed! False Advertising, directed ward senior citizens and policies, hooking the seniors, also discussed. Nader also see free TV time for says this wold limit PACS cial interest groups from owning elected officials. Health care was also on agenda. The U. S. spends 12 per cent of the Gross tional Product for health care. 38 million people are not and another 30 million persot undercovered! On the other Canada, with her Universal Care, only spends 9 per col GNP, this covers their people cradle to nursing home! N warns people to be careful in ing merchandise advertised on late late and early morning Channels. He called it "Scare A West Virginia caller know how to prevent the a ski resort near the Cacaponi Nader told him to contact a Legislator, David Grubb. Do we have the waste, and abuse in government Nader claims? Do you believe $120 billion of taxpayers goes to subsidize big private hess? Maybe next time, you and argue with him. Do you there is a large gap existin tween the Rulers and the The average wage earner $18,000 per year. The pect the taxpayers to make rices, yet they keep raising pay etc. Isn't this a double dard? This can result in loss spect for leaders. The having a moral government to be questioned! tn 1764 Ben Franklin mail to take only two days Philadelphia to New York. know what has happened to takes several days to get from anyplace to anyplace Ha Helen If you like the Mountain Please thank our advertisers m ! || m ! n Rt. 219, ' Seneca Trail, Fairlea