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8A The Mountain Messenger, Thursday, June 7, 1990 Helen Woodward When our bodies cry out for help we feel pain, have skin eruptions, dry skin problems, stomach aches, headaches, or any number of other things that just plain make us feel lousy. Sometimes we can pinpoint the problem and find time for added rest and exercise to improve our situation but, sometimes, we just plain cannot figure out what is wrong, yet we know that things are not right. A very easy to follow example is the typical teenage ache problem. Why does this happen? They were beautiful children. They ate regular meals, had lots of oatmeal, and learned all about the four basic food groups before leaving elementary school. Suddenly the darlings are not necessarily as cute when their bodies begin to undergo their vari- ous hormonal changes. Too much acid in the system can cause one thing, not enough causes another. Everyday, week, month another change comes along. During this teen period of life most skin eruptions are Caused by too much acid in the system of our bodies. Later in life, it can be the same problem or simply the bodies attempt to reject un-needed, un- wanted, or ]us! plain excess material from our systems. If this is a prob- lem, check your diet. The typical teenage diet can be too acidic. The number one item to e!iminate is tomatos and tomato based products. Once or perhaps twice a week is fine but an everyday diet of pizza, spaghetti, french fries and numerous sodas can create havoc on the over-all health system. The chemical reaction is more than the growing attempts can stabilize. Delicious as they are, especially handpicked and fresh from our gar- dens, tomatos are a member of the nightshade, Solonaceae, Family. Though this member is considered totally harmless, everyday incorpo- ration into our diets can be too much for our systems to handle especially when we are undergoing a period of change. 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. The best things in the Greater Greenbrier Valley are free... Including The Mountain Messenger Everyday Special Occasions/ MAIN STREET- RUPERT ET.D. TELEFLORAL and DAILY DELIVERY I I I ..... IIII "'Your New Connection FEATURING rm ,tts' LIGHTING I III I I 256-2200 456 P~gland Road Working to Make Your Life A Little Brighter Irked Some By Jonathan Wright Principal David Smith of Green- brier West High School (GWHS) said he is satisfied with a list of regulations developed by seniors for persons attending last week's com- mencement ceremonies at the school. A letter to parents of graduating seniors, dated May 21, is the focus of several concerns raised by Janet Riffey, mother of one of the seniors. They include requests that audience members refrain from whistling or applauding for any one student, leaving their seats during the cere- mony for photo-taking, and bringing small children and infants to the ceremony. Additionally, no one was to be admitted without a ticket. Each sen- ior was given eight tickets, two of which were to be used only for par- ents. Mrs Riffey said the requirement would make it impossible to include all her family members who wanted to come to the ceremony. The Rifley's have mree other children and if they attended, along with Mr Riffey's parents and Mrs Riffey's parents, nine tickets would be needed. "it's not fair," Mrs Riffey said. "Plus, if t had a baby and couldn't get a babysitter, I'd have to give him up to a complete stranger at the school to watch." She was referring to the school's providing free ba- bysitting service during the cere- mony. Mrs Riffey also expressed her disapproval of the request that audi- ence members refrain from applaud- mg until all graduates are awarded their diplomas. Mr Smith said the regulations stem from problems which arose dUring past commencement pro- grams. "This letter to parents was actually developed by a committee of senior students with some guid- ance from me and others," he said The issuing of tickets is neces- sary to avoid overcrowding the gym- nasium, where the ceremony ts held, he said. The fire marshall has designated a seating capacity of 1,300 for the room. It is the largest meeting place available in western Greenbrier County, Mr Smith said. Having the commencement at the adjacent stadium would not be prac- I II I To Better Lighting" i] n STORE HOURS Weekdays 7:00 - 5:00 Saturdays 8:00 - 12:00 ticat, he said, since it seats only 1,000, and it hA, s rained nine out of the past twelve -years on graduation day. The committee decided to limit applause because of past problems, too, Mr Smith said. "With almost 120 graduates, if we have cheerleading sections for each student, it is defi- nitely going to interrupt the proce- dures-and make it difficult to hear the names of other students. That's why we feel it's best to wait and ap- plaud them all at the same time-- after all diplomas have been awarded." The only other area high school with commencements regularly held indoors is Pocahontas County High School near Dunmore. The gymna- sium is used for the program there each year. According to office staff at the high school, no letters such as those developed at GWHS are sent to parents. Tickets are issued, however but only for parents, who are seated on the main floor. Other guests sit in the bleachers. West Virginians Win Film Awards Two West Virgimans, owners of me Nashville production firm Neat & Reed Communications, Inc., cap- tured gold awards at the Houston International Film Festival, compet- ing against entries from around the world. The jury presented gold med- als for "Smoky Mountain Hymns The Video" in the instrumental cate- gory and for "Paul Overstreet's Video Bin" in the Television Video Production Interview category. Neal & Reed partners, Cynthia P. Neal and Donald B. Reed are both native West Virginians. Ms Neal is the daughter of Sarah Lee Neal of Rainelle. She attended West Vir- gima University. Mr Reed is a native of Charlestown. He is the son of Francis and Marjorie Reed. Their production, "Smoky Moun- tain Hymns," is now the fourth high- est-selling Christian music video in the country. The program visually interprets twelve Gospel hymns re- corded on original Appalachan in- struments. J. Hunter Todd, chairman of the festival, wrote Neal & Reed Commu- nications to extend "sincerest con- gratulations for your outstanding creative .excellence with these fine entries." he added, "For the second year this is the largest film and video competition in the world" with more than 3,000 entries. In addition to music and enter- tainment production, Neal & Reed maintains a list of West Virginia clients for whom they produce radio and television commercials and in- dustrial presentations It's that time of year again. Time to clean up the flowerbeds, to do what you should have done last fall. It's the least glamorous aspect of gardening, but a very important one. You'll need work gloves, a cultivator, a rake, clippers, a big trash bag, and lots of perseverance. I begin by clipping back old stalks to a couple of inches, being careful not to dislodge them. The most dead looking of plants in April can be green and bushy by June. Be on the safe side and clip them instead of jerking them out. I lost some beautiful Shasta daisies one spring from doing that. Once I've gotten everything clipped, including pruning the rose bushes, I rake the bed, pulling away leaves and debris that have gath- ered over winter. The bed begins to take on a new personality after its fresh combing. The earth looks darker and more alive. Beginning shoots can be seen. their pale green tips barely at the surface of the ground. Even at this early stage, they can be identified by the shape and color of their leaves. The thrust their way rote the light and the a~r, hungry for the spotlight after their long underground sleep. As the earth warms, they grow rapidly into their predetermined forms some tall and spiky, some bushy, some singlestemmed some Iowlymg. Their colors will transform the bland landscape. Now they are at their most vul- nerable stage; a. careless foot can stunt their growth and break their tops. If they grow too soon, the frost can burn them. I cultivate around the clumps, adding extra soft about their bases, insuring as much warmth and protection as I can. I pull out any weeds before they have a chance to proliferate. Out comes all the chickweed plantain, wild clo- ver, dandelions I can get my fingers around. Garden Leslie Price The tender plants are not enough yet to mulch; later I shredded pine bark and peat The mulch is very important taming moisture during the mer months. But for now I loosen the dirtl their roots breathe and drink. I~ with my head and eyes close ground so as not to miss a plant that might be me assure you that you too careful at this point. In my gardening days I went about ing up my beds in too way. One year I pulled out Shirley poppies I had fall before. Don't pull an~ can't identify, better to awhile until it can name itself, I gather my piles of wiched between my and throw them in our gold barrow to roll to the corn None of these weeds and and leaves should go to Once they nave decom become rich additions to providing food and forming the soil into the ture. Garden dirt is best crumbles easily between gers. Too much clay and clots in big lumps that million wrinkles in the killing the feeder roots of less you live in the Garden you better mend the soil if you want healthy, plants. After clipping, raking, and dirt. I gwe the bed a good to get the plants off to a Tired, I put the hose away, my tools and glovesthe and shake off my heading reside for a cut of my arm chair. Before I go glance back at the fruits of The bed is lying there all and happy waiting for a early spring. Will Be Fair In Au Scraps of memories stitched to- gether with love make all quilts spe- cial. So special that they deserve countrywide recognition. 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